Fanwood and Scotch Plains Have Perfect Memorial Day Weekend

0968bdb46d22e971af36_2012-05-28_12-04-30_835.jpg
d1c64bad63e69259f2cf_2012-05-27_20-09-25_604.jpg
2c10513fe48127680d98_concert.jpg
4c8972c2a0d784e89d80_parade.jpg
0968bdb46d22e971af36_2012-05-28_12-04-30_835.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – After much worrying about the weather, Scotch Plains and Fanwood experienced the perfect Memorial Day Weekend, starting with the first annual Tribute Concert for Fallen Heroes that was held on Sunday evening.

Over 600 residents came out to hear the Westfield Community Band perform a selection of patriotic music interspersed with readings of letters from fallen soldiers.  “It really could not have been a more perfect evening,” said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.  “We have perfect weather, a great crowd and a terrific concert.  I think we have started a new tradition!”

After the laying of the wreaths in both Fanwood and Scotch Plains, the parade got underway just shortly after 10:30 am.  The parade route was lined with hundreds of people braving the heat and humidity to watch the parade wend its way from Scotch Plains to Fanwood.

Sign Up for E-News

Many organizations were represented, from various veterans groups such as the Legion, to the High School Marching Band, Girl Scouts and the YMCA.  Both Councils marched,  along with Assembly Woman Linda Stender and Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella,  along with the Police, Fire and  Rescue Squads.  Vinnie and Nick Losavio of John’s Meat Market were the MC’s for the Scotch Plains portion of the Parade and Donna Dolce and Dale Flowers did the honors for the Fanwood portion of the parade.

“Our prayers were answered regarding the weather,” said Scotch Plains Councilman Kevin Glover, “and I want to thank everyone involved with both events for creating a weekend that truly represents what Memorial Day is all about – remembering our heroes.”

Phil Gans and the Memorial Day Committee also get a large vote of thanks from all the residents who enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control Says Lawsuit

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.

The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Penguin Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

May 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — African penguins have officially joined the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure at the Turtle Back Zoo, bringing all of the zoo’s animals from the largest continent into the same area.

Local dignitaries joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in opening the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit on Friday afternoon.

"Our penguins ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Ask Maria: When Should We Step in to Rescue Our Children?

May 8, 2018

Dear Maria: 

My husband and I have been very child-focused most of our lives. We have always put our children first. Many times we have stepped in and rescued and we think it's starting to cause issues. Do you think this parenting style is damaging and what are the consequences of our behavior as they mature? How do we stop it?

Thanks so much!

ANSWER:

As parents, we all have ...

UC's Performing Arts Company Earns Prestigious Foxy Award

May 20, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Union Catholic's Performing Arts Company received a great honor when it was chosen for the Outstanding Achievement in Choreography or Movement for its Fall Play, Peter and the Starcatcher, at Montclair State University's Theater Awards last Monday.

Ms. Jeanette Rudnicki, a 2009 graduate of Union Catholic, was the choreographer. UC senior Angeline Carlo, who lives in ...