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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Stops to Watch the Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- While the highly anticipated "Great American Eclipse" did not turn day into night in our area, plenty of local residents stopped to take a look at the celestial phenomenon through special eclipse glasses, sun-filtering camera lenses, home-made cereal box viewers, and even an old fashioned smoked pane of glass.

Photographer Bob Fiorellino used a ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Set to Celebrate the Great American Eclipse on Monday

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- All across the country, hotels, restaurants and other businesses are planning celebrations of the “Great American Eclipse” on Monday, August 21. Libraries, planetariums and countless bars -- especially those with rooftop decks -- are hosting eclipse viewing parties and offering Blue Moon beer specials. 

The eclipse, which will be visible ...

Fanwood's Annual “Celebrate Fall” Arts & Crafts Fair Takes Place on Sun, Sept. 10

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Annual “Celebrate Fall” Arts & Crafts Fair will be held at the Fanwood Train Station on Sunday, Sept. 10. The event will feature artisans selling and displaying their original work and will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Visitors will find a wide variety of items such as, paintings, sculpture, ironworks, metal works, ...

A Peek Inside the Shady Rest Renovations in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Renovations of the third and final phase on the interior of the Shady Rest Clubhouse at Scotch Hills Golf Course began last month.

Walls, flooring and electrical wiring have all been torn down as the historic building is set to receive a significant facelift to complete the renovation process. Work is expected to conclude by the Fall of 2017.  

Barton ...

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The Union County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her ...

Brunner Elementary School Students Raise Over $500 Through Lemonade Stand

FANWOOD, NJ – Three students from Brunner Elementary School ran a lemonade stand in front of a Fanwood home on Saturday, July 22 to raise $529 for the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.

Olivia Haley, Ian Weisholtz and Dante Castronuovo, classmates in Mrs. Amber Jarrett’s kindergarten class last year, came up with the idea at the end of the school ...

Date of Fanny Wood Day in Downtown Fanwood Announced

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood has announce that its 22nd annual Fanny Wood Day celebration will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Fanwood.

This year’s Fanny Wood Day will feature a variety of food vendors and craft exhibitors along Martine and South Avenues. People of all ages and interests are invited to ...

Sara Miller Earns Girls Scouts Gold Award

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Upon completing a four-week program, Sara Miller, a rising senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, will receive the Gold Award, the highest level of recognition for Girl Scouts. 

Miller's Gold Award project featured the participation of three after-school programs with elementary school-aged students at McGinn, Coles and Brunner schools that ...

Learn About the Great American Eclipse at the Fanwood Library on July 25

FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the community are invited to learn about The Great American Eclipse at the Fanwood Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. when the library welcomes Wayne Zuhl of Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI) to discuss The Eclipse, The Sky, and The Sun.

After Mr. Zuhl’s talk, the library staff will set up its Orion ...

Scotch Plains Leaders Honored at Camp Yachad’s ‘Heroes Day’

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – In an effort to raise awareness for local heroes, the JCC's Camp Yachad hosted local leaders on Wednesday morning to the surprise of children who ranged in age from three-year-olds to fifth graders. In attendance were law enforcement officials, firefighters and local government leaders.

The idea introducing young campers to local community leaders ...

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