Community Life

Sunny Skies for Scotch Plains Day

Credits: John Mooney
Scenes from Scotch Plains Day Credits: John Mooney
Deputy Mayor Mickey Marcus, Councilman Bo Vastine and Councilman Llewellyn Jones at the Republican tent. Credits: John Mooney
Democratic Candidates for Scotch Plains Town Council: Luisa Bianco, Rose Checchi, and John Del Sordi
Kids enjoy the bouncy house. Credits: John Mooney
School of Rock - Chatham was among the musical performers at Scotch Plains Day 2014. Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney
Kung Fu Panda and the black belts from the new ATA martial arts school on Park Ave. Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney
Kettle corn stand. Credits: John Mooney
Marionette vendor sells puppets on a string.
Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney
Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under sunny skies and perfect autumn weather, Scotch Plains celebrated Scotch Plains Day with vendors, food, rides for the kids, local organizations, and, of course, political candidates.  

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Thu, February 22, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend "Wacky Winter Olympics" Open House



Thu, February 22, 4:00 PM

JCC, Scotch Plains

4th Annual Family Hamantash Bake


Thu, February 22, 5:00 PM

Barnes & Noble, Clark

Purim Story& Crafts Hour at Barnes & Noble