Shady Rest to Reopen, Offer Tours of Inside Renovations on Fri, Feb. 23

February 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The third and final phase of the renovations at the Scotch Hills Country Club's Shady Rest clubhouse (820 Jerusalem Rd.) are now complete.

The Township of Scotch Plains will celebrate the reopening of the Shady Rest on Friday, February 23, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the public is invited to attend and tour the newly renovated building.

Cockatiel Missing from Westfield Home

Casey slipped out an open door of her home on the south side of Westfield, off of Shackamaxon, Tuesday. Please text  917-902-8786 if you see her.

Scenes from the FSPY Adult Social

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA swim team held its annual Adult Social fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Ave. in Scotch Plains.

The evening included a wine tasting, a buffet dinner of international foods, tricky tray prizes, and music by The Neighbors. 

Committee members included Shelley Wyand, Mary ...

Fanwood Recreation Summer Program Registration Begins Feb. 6

FANWOOD, NJ -- Registration for the Fanwood Recreation Summer Park Program begins on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:00 a.m.

Held at Fanwood's La Grande Park, this day camp offers eight weeks of structured programs tailored for specific age groups in a safe neighborhood environment. Certified teachers and experienced counselors lead children in a wide variety of fun-filled ...

Meet Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Newest Eagle Scout: Alex Joshua

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Alex Joshua is Scotch Plains-Fanwood's newest Eagle Scout from BSA Troop 104. His Eagle project was to make a small picnic area at All Saints Church in Scotch Plains.

"I picked my project because I wanted to give back to the church. All Saints has been our troop's beneficiary since we were founded, and I wanted to find a way to ...

Boy Scouts Navigate Grass, Not Snow, at The Klondike Derby in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – No snow…no problem. Whether it snows or not, there will be a Klondike Derby and, on Saturday the derby took place, with not even a snowflake to be seen, much less a snowbank.

Dozens of teams pulled, pushed and, in some cases, carried sleds throughout The Loop area of the reservation. At each stop on their map, they were judged for specific skills – ...

John McPartlan, Owner of Molly Maguire's in Clark, Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

CLARK, NJ - The 2018 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that Scotch Plains resident John McPartlan has been named the Grand Marshal of this year's parade.

McPartlan, the owner of Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Clark, has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for several years.

“The honor is ...

Fanwood Resident Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train

ELIZABETH, NJ -- The man fatally struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Elizabeth near the Broad Street station late Saturday night has been identified as 24-year-old Emmanuel Laboy from Fanwood, according to a report by

Laboy, earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Affairs from Columbia University in 2017 and a BA degree in political science a ...

Fanwood Recreation Children’s Winter Programs

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Recreation’s upcoming lineup of after-school programs offers a fun, exciting mix of the old and the new. Returning are such favorites as LEGO Club, Babysitting Certification Class, Junior First Responders and Child’s Play Challenge Course.

For the first time, for those young scientists who like creating things that are a little bit… icky, ...

Local Cub Scouts Meet with Scotch Plains Mayor

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith spoke with McGinn Cub Scout Troop 277, Arrow of Light Scouts on Monday, Jan. 8, about being a community leader and took questions from the Cub Scouts about town issues.

“I really enjoyed interacting with the Cub Scouts discussing government and town issues, and helping them to achieve their government merit badge,” said Mayor Smith.

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Camille Douglas of Scotch Plains Appointed to the Union County United Way Board of Trustees

February 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – United Way of Greater Union County has announced the two newest members of the organization's 2017-18 Board of Trustees: Camille Douglas of Scotch Plains and Amanda Parrish Block of Summit.  

Camille Douglas, a longtime Scotch Plains resident, brings extensive credentials as an experienced executive and advocate for empowering women. She is the ...

A Call for Entries: New Jersey Teen Media Contest Celebrates Family and Diversity

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family Development has issued a call for entries for the 23rd Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which reinforces the Department’s mission to celebrate and support families. The statewide contest is open to all New Jersey middle and high school-aged students. In 2018, the Contest will accept entries ...