Fanwood's Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest Set for Oct. 31

October 19, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Ready for Fanwood Fright Night?

Scary times return as the annual Fanwood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins on the front lawn of the Fanwood Memorial Library at North and Forest Avenues with an inflatable Wacky Castle Fun Center from 4:30 p.m. until the Parade steps off.

Children and adults should assemble in front of the Library by 6:00 ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra Kicks Off Season with Special Guests

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra performed the first concerts of its 35th anniversary season this week in Westfield and Morristown with “Serenades to Music,” a dramatic concert that combined voice, virtuoso violin and Mozart. 

The performance Saturday in Westfield began with the famous “Serenade to Music” (from The ...

Revolutionary War Historian to Speak at Four Centuries Event on Oct. 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Revolutionary War historian and author Robert Mayers will be the guest speaker at Union County’s "Four Centuries In A Weekend" at the Deserted Village on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Mayers, who plans to discuss Gen. George Washington’s troop movements in the Watchung Mountains, among other topics, will speak at 1:00 p.m. at Masker’s Barn. His talk ...

Carriage House Poetry Series to Present “Poets’ Apocalypse” in Fanwood on Oct. 17

FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series will celebrate its 19th anniversary with a special program on Tuesday, Oct.17 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue).


The program, called “Poets’ Apocalypse,” will play on the current ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Marching Band Places 3rd in Bands of America Competition

NEWARK, DE -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band finished third in Class 2A at the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional competition held at University of Delaware Stadium in Newark, DE, on Saturday, Oct. 7.


The Bands of America (BOA) marching band championships are the premier events for marching band in the nation. BOA’s marching band shows offer ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra’s 35th Anniversary Season to Feature ‘Voices of Distinction’

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s 35th anniversary season kicks off next month. The 2017-18 concert program, titled “Voices of Distinction,” will contain five programs centered around words, stories and music.

David Wroe, music director and conductor of the NJFO, said the season is both a celebration and a commemoration: “A celebration in ...

FestiFall Street Fair Returns to Westfield this Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ—Thousands of people are expected to visit Downtown Westfield on Sunday, Sept. 24, when the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its 28th annual FestiFall street fair from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More than 230 local businesses, vendors and food trucks are planning to participate, according to GWACC Executive Director Gene Jannotti. There will be a kid’s zone ...

Sears Closes, ‘Legend of Watchung’ Mural Safely Removed, Donations Sought to Restore Painting

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mural has been saved from demolition. The ‘Legend of Watchung’ mural has been safely removed from Sears after the store closed for good after more than 50 years on Route 22 earlier this week.

"The mural has been removed today and is being shipped to Philly for storage," said Watchung Planning Board Chair  Tracee Schaefer at the start of ...

Scenes from the SPFHS Marching Band Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raider Marching Band hosted its19th annual Marching Band Festival at SPFHS Varsity Field on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The packed stadium watched performances from 10 of New Jersey's top marching bands: Weehawken, Cranford, East Brunswick, Fair Lawn, Chatham, Bridgewater-Raritan, Immaculata, Edison, J.P. Stevens, ...

'Molly Pitcher' Comes to Fanwood on Sept. 26

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In the midst of one of the fiercest artillery duels of the American Revolution (June 28, 1778, in Monmouth, NJ), a woman was observed doing something unusual: helping to fire a cannon! 

From this event sprang the legend of Mary Hays -- better known today as Molly Pitcher.

At the opening meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and ...

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Union Catholic's Makay Johnson Excels on Stage and on the Track

October 16, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Whether he’s on the stage or at a track and field meet, Makay Johnson is seemingly always doing something remarkable with his feet.

Johnson, a senior at Union Catholic, has a unique combination of speed and performing arts skills.

Last spring, Johnson ran 10.76 in the 100-meter dash at the Union County Championships to shatter the school record, won the 100 at the ...