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Camp Riverbend Co-Founder Dies, Community Mourns

February 24, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The news was broken on Camp Riverbend's Facebook page. Marianne Breene, co-founder of the camp and a mother and grandmother figure to scores of campers, has died.

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our mother, matriarch and Camp Riverbend co-founder, Marianne Breene, died peacefully last night surrounded by her husband of 65 years Harold, children and ...

21st Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off Sat, March 11

UNION, NJ -- Twenty years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.

 

This year’s Grand Marshal, Joe Nolan of Westfield, will lead the march of bagpipe and high ...

Scotch Plains' Malcolm Nettingham to Speak at The Tuskegee Airmen Film Screening at Plainfield on Saturday

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Malcolm Nettingham, Sr., of Scotch Plains will be the special guest when the Christian Education & Nurture Committee presents The Tuskegee Airmen at Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church in Plainfield on Saturday, Feb. 18 to celebrate Black History Month. Mr. Nettingham, the grand marshal of the 2014 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade, served with the ...

Mayor Mahr Honored by Buddhist Monks at Chinese New Year Celebration in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr was applauded as a person of respect and honor at the Dhammakaya Meditation Center in Fanwood as part of the center's Chinese New Year celebration last week. She was presented with a gift basket at a ceremony, because she is a person who "promotes peace and respect," said Pat Inlarp of the Dhammakaya ...

Black History Month Student Summit at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Weds, Feb. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In honor of Black History Month 2017, the Scotch Plains Public Library invites the public to a student-led discussion and film screening at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Watch and discuss A Day In The Life of A Black Person: presented by SPFHS Black Student Union, an 11-minute video. This “Student Summit” is a repeat performance of a well-received ...

“The ABC’s of Candy” at Fanwood Library on Feb. 5

FANWOOD, NJ -- Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Fanwood Memorial Library presents The ABCs of Candy on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. Candy bars are a favorite sweet treat for children and adults alike and there are varieties to suit every taste. Favorite candies have been created by combining the beloved chocolate bar with cherries, raisins, dates, nuts, marshmallows, caramel, ...

Co-Ed Team Makes History at Klondike Derby at Watchung Reservation

WATCHUNG RESERVATION, NJ -- The lack of snow at this year's Klondike Derby did not dampen the enthusiasm of Boy Scouts from Troop 104 in Scotch Plains and Troop 33 in Fanwood and others at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, Jan. 28.

This year, a team of Venture Scouts from Fanwood made history as the first ever co-ed participants in the competition.

The Klondike Derby ...

Fanwood Recreation Summer Camp Program Registration Begins on Tues, Jan. 31

FANWOOD, NJ -- Registration for the Fanwood Recreation Summer Park Program opens on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. Summer Recreation offers structured programs tailored for specific age groups in a safe, neighborhood environment right here in La Grande Park.

Experienced counselors lead children in the fun-filled activities. The program begins on June 26 and continues for eight ...

Registration for Scotch Plains Recreation's Summer Day Camp (K-6th Grade) Begins Jan. 31,

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Registration for Scotch Plains Recreation's Summer Day Camp (K-6th Grade) opens Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 8:30 a.m. The six-week camp will run from Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, Aug. 11 at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave.).

Cost for the program is $390 plus additional trips (optional). 

Contact Recreation Director Matt Mercurio at 908-322-6700 ...

Small Fry Camp Registration Open on Feb. 7

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Registration for Scotch Plains Recreation's "Small Fry" camp will open on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. 

Small Fry Camp is available to boys and girls ages 3-5 years old and children who will be attending kindergarten in September 2017.  All children attending this camp must be potty trained. The camp runs Mondays - Fridays at Green Forest Park ...

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