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College Club of Fanwood Scotch Plains Donates to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Barbara Kopel, Central Regional Director, Emmanuel Cancer Foundation in Scotch Plains receiving the donated Birthday bags from the College Club of Fanwood Scotch Plains

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- One of the monthly activities of the College Club of Fanwood Scotch Plains is to select a local organization for community outreach. In October, the club collected supplies for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation in Scotch Plains to assist families in celebrating the birthdays of girls and boys battling cancer.

The club donated 13 Birthday bags each filled with festive table covers, napkins, cups, wrapping paper, decorations, balloons, cake mix and icing, utensils, candles and novelty items along with $60 in gift cards.  

The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) has been serving New Jersey children and their families since 1983. Its mission is to provide a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to any New Jersey family facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer.  

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ECF is asking the SPF community for help in being a wish grantor by adopting one of their cancer children/young adults for the Holiday season. Contact Barbara Kopel, Central Regional Director at (908) 322-4323, ext. 17 or

The College Club also hosts a monthly program that is free and open to the public. Visit for details of upcoming activities.

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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

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Sinai or Sanctuary?



And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

Now the question is, was G‑d really homeless? ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Union County Magnet High School to Hold Silent Auction

February 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A great night out with family and friends for just $10.  And we provide dessert and coffee/tea.

Please come to the Magnet High School PSA Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains (West Hall Cafeteria). 

Tickets are only $10. You can then bid on over ...

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