Fanwood Library Announces Teen Photo Contest Winners

March 16, 2018

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood Memorial Library has announced the winners of its first annual Teen Photography Contest.

The contest category was Your Town Through Your Eyes, and it was open to Scotch Plains-Fanwood students in grades six through twelve. The library was overwhelmed by the entries it received and selecting the two winners ...

Scotch Plains's MisterDirect Keeps It Real in Podcast

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Marklyn T. Johnson (aka MisterDirect) is a self-described "pain in the ass." 

He is the force behind Real Talk, a lively blog/podcast that originates in his Scotch Plains studio but sometimes takes on the road.

An instigator -- and very direct since birth -- MisterDirect was raised by parents who grew up under segregation. His father taught him to ...

Moonglowers Jazz Festival Brings Top HS Musicians to Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Friday, March 23

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will host the 21st Annual Moonglowers Jazz Festival on Friday, March 23.

You don’t need to go to New York City to hear great jazz music. This will be an amazing night of jazz music featuring some of the best high school musicians throughout central New Jersey.   

The festival kicks off at ...

Park Middle School Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. on March 23 - 25

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ –  Park Middle School Drama Club will present its production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. on Friday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m.

Journey "under the sea" with Princess Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all ...

Scenes from Once Upon A Mattress at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Despite missing critical rehearsals due to the weather this week, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Repertory Theatre opened its production of the musical Once Upon a Mattress on Friday, March 9.

The show is based on the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. It is set in an unhappy kingdom in which King Sextimus The Silent has been struck ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Production of "Once Upon a Mattress" Opens Fri, Mar. 9

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The  Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Repertory Theatre proudly presents its production of Broadway's hit musical Once Upon a Mattress, beginning Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.


 Saturday, March 10, Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm.  All shows take place at ...

Scenes from NJ Festival Orchestra's Production of 'Madame Butterfly'

WESTFIELD, NJ — Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera joined the New Jersey Festival Orchestra present “Madama Butterfly,” arguable Puccini’s most famous work, on March 3, at the Westfield Presbyterian Church.

“‘Madama Butterfly’ is arguably the best-known opera of the 20th Century, with love interests both ...

NJ Festival Orchestra Presents ‘Madama Butterfly’ in Westfield March 3

WESTFIELD, NJ — Soloists from the New York Metropolitan Opera and beyond will join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the opera “Madama Butterfly,” Puccini’s enduring tale of love, honor, betrayal and sacrifice on March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Westfield

The concert will be presented with supertitles, costumes, staging and design by Maria ...

Terrill Middle School Performs Between Periods at NJ Devils Game

NEWARK, NJ -- Terrill Middle School was one of only three high school bands that played between periods at New Jersey Devils' games last year to be invited back in 2018. 

The band, comprised of 7th and 8th graders, played rock classics such as In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett and Rolling on the River by Ike and Tina Turner. (See video below.) 

"They ...

Smithereens Bandmates Reunite and Play Show Honoring Scotch Plains Music Legend Pat DiNizio

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December.

The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat DiNizio,” featured 15 of the alternative band’s hits from over the ...

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Scotch Plains Library to Host Third Young Adult Cooking Class on March 21

March 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --​On Wednesday, March 21, join Dana for the library’s third teen cooking class. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to decorate a ceramic mug and then learn how to make mug cakes. 

Students will also get to take home a packet of dry ingredients to make the “Chocolate Cake in a Mug” at home. This workshop will meet in the Maker & Media Room. Teens can ...