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Tiny Tim Needs Your Help

Tiny Tim Board members, Tuula Ruhlandt, Mari McDevitt, Barbara Anilo, Carol Kiley and Bernadette Hoyer are looking forward to hearing from interested volunteers for the Dec. 6th fundraiser

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Tiny Tim Find Carol Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 4:00 to  p.m. Residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains are needed to form groups to sing seasonal songs door to door and solicit donations for the Tiny Tim Fund. A group can consist of family members, friends, co-workers - any combination of participants. Caroling and collecting can be done in the neighborhood f the group leader's choice.

The Tiny Tim Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help families pay for the medical needs of children from Fanwood and Scotch Plains. The organization has been providing financial assistance to local families since 1983.

The annual Tiny Tim Carol Night is the organization's sole fundraising event. many groups of adults and children are needed to make the evening a success. All donations collected are used for medical needs of local children.

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Anyone interested in doing a community service while having fun in the spirit of the season can form a group or join an existing one.

To register a group, reserve materials and/or to obtain further information, contact Flavia at 908-753-4228; or Mari at 908-233-6513;

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

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? ...

Former Cranford Mayor Endorses Nick Scutari for Democratic Chair

February 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

Having Senator Scutari lead the (Democratic) party would certainly put Cranford in a good position for resolving the issues we face such as gun control, flood mitigation and public safety.

Union County is made up of urban and suburban communities, that we need to protect. The stronger our communities are, the stronger the diversity and our being connected will be.

Senator ...

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 ...

Girls Basketball: Union Catholic Will Play In Game To Support Childhood Cancer

February 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic varsity girls basketball team is honored to be playing in the Gold-Out game at Bernards High School for the third straight year, a game that will raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m, is called the “Gold-Out’’ game because gold is the awareness color for Childhood Cancer.

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