"Abigail Adams" Comes to Fanwood-Scotch Plains

April 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  “Abigail Adams”, portrayed by living history presenter Carol Simon Levine, brings to life the lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains & Fanwood on Tuesday evening April 24th. 

Abigail Adams famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continential ...

Scenes from Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League Opening Day

FANWOOD, NJ - Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) celebrated its annual Opening Day in a festival atmosphere and glorious skies at LaGrande Park on Saturday. 

More than 500 young players from ages 4 to 16 participated as the league welcomed the beginning of a new season and recognized award-winning players and sponsors.

James R. Sochan MVP Award (Senior Division) Shawn ...

Scenes from Rockin' for Autism at Fanwood's LaGrande Park

FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Rockin' for Autism fundraiser at Fanwood's LaGrande Park drew large crowds of attendees, volunteers, elected officials, foodies and super heroes. The event, which also doubles as Opening Day for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL), featured music, games, raffles and vendors. 

Rockin' for Autism is the brainchild of high school ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Weekend Events Announced

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that its annual concert and parade will be held on Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, respectively.  The concert is entitled A Tribute to Fallen Heroes, while the theme of this year’s parade is Remember and Honor All Those Who Sacrificed.

Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, May ...

Girl Scout Cadettes Learn About Decades in the 20th Century at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Last Friday, the Girl Scout Cadette troops of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, along with their leaders, gathered for their annual InGathering event that coalesced their leadership abilities and collaboration skills.

This year’s InGathering included about 80 girl scouts and had a “Decades” theme, thus troops were expected to prepare ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains and the Department of Parks and Recreation hosted the annual Egg Hunt at Brookside Park (a new location) on Saturday.

Sunshine and mild temperatures brought a big crowd to Brookside, where the event was held to accommodate the expected large turnout. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Easter Egg Hunt

FANWOOD, NJ -- A bright, brisk day greeted hundreds of Fanwood children and their parents for the Borough's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Forest Road Park on Saturday, March 31.

More than 1,800 eggs filled with candy and prizes were scattered around the park in areas designated by age groups. It was all over in minutes!

"Thanks to the Recreation Commission volunteers, Recreation ...

Friends of the Fanwood Library Membership Drive

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Library wants to attract 100 new Friends of the Fanwood Library members. There are many reasons to join and show your support for the Fanwood Memorial Library.

Friends members fund adult and children’s programs, maintain our MuseumPass program, and more! Additionally, Friends are community members to serve on committees, volunteer for the annual book ...

Portia Checchio, Wife of Former Scotch Plains Mayor, Dies at Age 92

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Portia (Schuler) Checchio died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 21 at the age of 92.


She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, former Scotch Plains Mayor Mauro A. Checchio, in 2015. Born in Orient, Iowa, to Gertrude and Russel Schuler, Portia relocated to Scotch Plains, following her marriage to Mauro (after both graduated from the ...

Meet Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Newest Eagle Scout: James Scacifero

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – James Scacifero is Scotch Plains-Fanwood's newest Eagle Scout from BSA Troop 104. His Eagle project was to reconstruct a historical stone wall in the Deserted Village of Feltville in the Watchung Reservation.

"The wall has been covered with fallen trees and leaf litter, and most of the stone has been lost over the years," Scacifero ...

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Touch a Truck at the JCC in Scotch Plains on April 29

April 14, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Come touch a truck!  Hop on board!  Get behind the wheel!  For the third year, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains invites families with children of all ages to the Touch a Truck event on Sunday, April 29 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. rain or shine.

Touch a Truck gives children the chance to get up close and explore all those trucks and vehicles ...