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Fri, March 22, 9:30 AM

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Adult Sewing Workshop at the Scotch Plains Public ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 9:30am 03/22/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Adult Sewing Workshop at the Scotch Plains Public Library

​On Friday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library, adults ages 18+ are invited to participate in a Sewing Workshop to create their own Laptop Cover with a Painted Button. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood Cardholders.

Registration opens Monday, March 4. Click here to register

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Sat, March 23, 9:15 AM

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Makers Day at Scotch Plains Library

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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 9:15am 03/23/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Makers Day at Scotch Plains Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to announce its participation in the 5th annual NJ Makers Day.

NJ Makers Day will fall on both Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, and throughout the two days the library will have workshops, demonstrations, and other fun activities for all ages.

Visit www.scotlib.org for updates and additional announcements. All workshops and activities ...

1927 Bartle Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Little Irish Luck

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green beer. If St. Patrick’s Day can leave behind so many great stories, then it only ...

9-Year-Old Livingston Boy to Compete on FOX’s ‘MasterChef Junior’

This story first appeared in TAPinto Livingston.

Matthew Smith, a 9-year-old Livingston, NJ, boy with talent enough in the kitchen to stand opposite Gordon Ramsay, will appear on Season 7 of “MasterChef Junior” on FOX when it premieres on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.

Smith said his interest in the culinary arts began quite early in life. His aunt gifted him a ...

New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the Works

Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were featured in an episode of “Parts Unknown” four years ago, ...

Union Freeholders: Poll Workers Sought, United Youth Presents, Augie Eosso Awardee

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual election poll workers for this year’s primary and general election.

Freeholder Christopher Hudak explained the position requirements during Thursday night’s freeholder board meeting. Applicants must live and be registered to vote in Union County, Hudak said.

There is a payment of $200 a day for both ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges.  Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

The Prom as a Source of Stress

The Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. 

Going to the Jersey Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more ...

Why We Choose The Wrong People

Have you ever been in a romantic relationship where you wonder how this person is very much like your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend?  How did I not see this coming?  How did I choose the same person once again?  Do you wonder why you choose a certain type?  Perhaps, you choose an aggressive personality or even a very passive type of person or even a person who drinks too ...

Winter Doldrums? Don't Worry, Spring is Coming!

After the holiday rush is over and winter has really set in, we begin to experience the winter blues. According to the Mayo Clinic, “reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.” Some experience (SAD) seasonal affective disorder which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in the seasons.

Some typical signs of winter blues ...

Why Your Teen Should Join Private School Clubs

A private school education gives students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in college, but your child could be gaining even more from their secondary school career. By joining clubs and after-school activities, your son will enrich his learning with a variety of new experiences. 

Here are some of the many benefits of getting involved in ...

Parental Advisory Warning: Live Your Goals, Not Theirs

While out on *paternity leave*, my wife DM’ed an article from The Cut titled “How Much Money Means You Don’t Have to Worry?” by Caragh Poh. Poh pens a captivating story about what it was like growing up in a lower-middle class family, knowing that she was not necessarily poor, but at the same time, she never had enough to be comfortable.

I particularly enjoyed how ...

Fanwood and Other Municipalities Struggle with a Glut of Recyclables

March 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor:

In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, I sat in my high school auditorium, rapt by a presentation on sustainability and how recycling was something we could all do to save resources. There was the promise of recycled products lining store shelves and the endless cycle of plastics and paper being reused over and over again to the benefit of all Mankind.

Almost fifty ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Support the SPFEA

March 19, 2019

Dear Editor:

Our beloved teachers and support staff have been working without a contract since June 2018. Lets show our support by making Wednesday, March 20th "SPF Parents Support the SPFEA Day"!!!

Ways to show support:

Wear Red -- Teachers across the district wear "Red for Ed" each Wednesday. Dress the family in red to show the love.
Send your child into ...

​​​​​​​Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School Students Excel in Quiz Bowl

March 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ -- Nine Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended, for the first time, the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) held at Middlesex County College on Sunday, March 10.

Students who competed in the NAQT were Shachee Kumar of Iselin, Abigail Ibironke of Piscataway, Vinay Karthik of Edison, Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway, Emma Rothrock-Steinfeld of ...