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Scenes from St. Patrick's Day in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Dennis and Judi of New Jersey 101.5 joined by Margaret Heisey, Police Chief Ted Conley, Mayor Al Smith, Joe Mortarulo and Township Manager Al Mirabella at Darby Road Credits: John Mooney
Irish step dancers at Darby Road. Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith gives the corned beef a thumbs up. Credits: Sean Conklin
Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley interviewed on New Jersey 101.5 FM on the Dennis & Judi Show Credits: Sean Conklin
Shelly and Chuck Widder enjoy an early lunch Credits: John Mooney
Sean Flannery, Bre Black, and Seth Pellum at Sheelen's Crossing. Credits: John Mooney
Jon Jaffe has a corned beef sandwich at the local Knights of Columbus hall. Credits: John Mooney
What's more Irish than a green cannoli on St. Patrick's Day at Nick's Pizza? Credits: John Mooney
Chase Tepper, 3, dressed in green and eating blue ice cream (Cookie Monster) at Rocko's Ice Cream. Credits: John Mooney
The world's biggest Leprechaun (Brandon Watterson) serves up a scoop of the Flavor of the Day: Mint Chocolate Chip at Rocko's Ice Cream (38 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood) Credits: John Mooney
Mint chocolate chip: a big seller on St. Patrick's Day at Rocko's Ice Cream in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- It's a great weekend for the Irish (and honorary Irishmen as well) in Scotch Plains and Fanwood. 

Darby Road (450 Park Ave.), is hosting its 5th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival in downtown Scotch Plains from March 17-19. Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella and Police Chief Ted Conley were on hand for the kickoff with Dennis and Judi of New Jersey 101.5. Sheelen's Crossing, which hosted Fanwood's Irish Festival last weekend, is gearing up for more revelry. The best deal in town may have been at the Knights of Columbus on North Ave., which offered $5 sandwiches and plates of corned beef and cabbage.

Nick's Pizza made its famous corned beef and cabbage pizza and green cannoli. If you're in the mood for green desserts, Rocko's Ice Cream offers St. Patrick's Day-themed cakes, mint chocolate chip and pistachio ice cream, along with all their other great flavors.


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