Green

Press Releases

Ash Brook Reservation Tour to Focus on Leaf Collecting and Tree Identification on Sat, Nov. 11

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Visitors can come for a fun and informative “Let’s Go Leafing!” walk along Ash Brook Reservation’s mysteriously-named Horse Hobble Hill on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 p.m. The hill is still decorated above and below with bright yellow, deep scarlet, and varying shades of brown autumn leaves. Marc Grobman, Ash Brook Reservation’s trail steward, will lead the tour.

The group will learn how to spot signs of animals and identify plants used to flavor foods. Next, participants can search for differently-shaped leaves to bring back to a table and learn what tree species they came from. If they wish, they can take their favorite leaf finds home to flatten and tack to a wall or bulletin board to make an interesting and educational decoration.

Participants should dress in shoes and long pants that can get a bit dirty. Those who want to gather leaves should bring a paper bag and decide if they will want to bring work gloves. There are no charges or registration requirements to join the tour.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Video of Crook Robbing Tip Jar Goes Viral; Thief Caught in Clark

November 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers. What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, quickly ...

Great Places to Take Holiday Photos in the Westfield Area

’Tis the season to cajole your family to wear matching outfits, bribe the kiddos with candy canes and chocolates, and somehow balance reindeer antler onto your pet’s head. What to do for your holiday photos this year? Why not take advantage of all of the great outdoor backdrops in our quaint towns and parks? Local businesses and townships also have some photo ops scheduled that will ...

You Don’t Recover from an Addiction by Just Quitting; Create a New Life

November 16, 2017

You don’t recover from an addiction by just quitting. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. AA teaches that you must change people, places and things.

You don’t have to change everything in your ...

Union Catholic's Mendoza Honored for Decade of Service to the Church

November 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Janessa Mendoza was recognized this past Sunday by the Pastoral Musicians of the Diocese of Metuchen for her 10 years of dedicated service for the promotion of vibrant liturgical celebrations.

Mendoza, who lives in Edison, has been an altar server and a handbell and choir member since 2007 at St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Edison.

The honor ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_56138ef45b7009264b41_college-bound-free-clipart-images

Thu, November 30, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Owning the Application Process: Developing Your ...

Education

Fri, December 1, 9:30 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Sandra Cerchio to Lead “Draw Your Animal” at the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Carousel_image_7b241f4304344b849fb7_holiday_gift

Sat, December 2, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Peppermint Boutique - Craft Fair

Arts & Entertainment