Reenactors Visit Historic Scotch Plains Sites on 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Short Hills

June 26, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- This passed weekend marked the 240th anniversary of the historic Battle of Short Hills (June 26, 1777). To commemorate the events, reenactors of the Brigade of the American Revolution visited two of Scotch Plains' historic buildings -- The Cannonball House (1840 Front St.) and The Frazee House (1451 Raritan Rd.).

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Councilman Ted Spera ...

VIDEO: After 240 Years, George Washington Revisits the Drake House Museum in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been 240 years since his last visit to the Drake House Museum in Plainfield, and this time, George Washington brought along wife Martha.

The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills took place on Saturday, June 24. As a special treat, the Washingtons continued their tour of Union County on Sunday when they spoke to a group of Drake House ...

History Comes to Life at 240th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle Of Short Hills

CLARK, NJ - Oak Ridge Park is full of action this weekend as hundreds gather to reenact the Battle of Short Hills, put on by the Brigade of the American Revolution.

On June 26, 1777, New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops fought against an encroaching British Army. 240 years later, history was brought to life just one mile from where the battle took place.

Reenactors acted out ...

Sign on Lamberts Mill Road Offers Drivers Daily Inspiration

WESTFIELD, NJ – If you’ve ever driven down Lamberts Mill Road and waited in traffic to get on to West Broad Street, than you’ve probably noticed an inspirational quote written on a café sign. Teresa Gleason started the sign board to promote her group fitness classes at Happy Hour Fitness and positioned the sign in front of her home at 125 Lamberts Mill Road. But what ...

Six Scotch Plains Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Six young men from Scotch Plains are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Tyler Aversa, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #328
Edward Chrystal, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #209
Declan Costello, Scotch Plains, Legion Post #209
Clayton Lee, Scotch Plains, Legion ...

Scotch Plains Celebrates The Careers of Three Retiring Officials

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains threw a celebration on the Village Green on Thursday for three of its long-time officials, who are all retiring this month.

Public Works Director Joseph Timko has served the Township of Scotch Plains for more than three decades.
Fire Chief Jonathan Ellis also served Scotch Plains for 30 years.
Chief Financial Officer ...

JCC Continues Its Making Music Happen Program, Thanks to a Generous Grant

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ is one of 22 JCCs across North America to receive a grant from JCC Association (JCCA) of North America in honor of its 2017 Centennial Celebration. 

The gran has supported a monthly daytime program intended to connect participants with their Jewish roots through music. Genres such as klezmer, folk, jazz and tributes to Yiddish ...

More Scenes from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Prom

SOMERSET, NJ -- TAPintoSPF put out the call for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School senior prom pictures, and readers responded.

Here is Part II of our photo collage of young couples who attended  the prom on Friday, June 16, at The Imperia in Somerset. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook ...

Scotch Plains to Host 2nd Annual Fireworks on Sat, July 1

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its second annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, July 1, at the Scotch Hills Country Club.

Residents can begin entering the park at 7 p.m. and the fireworks show will start at dusk. A rain date has been set for Sunday, July 2, in the event of inclement weather. is Scotch ...

Oh Yes, It's Ladies Night in Fanwood on Thursday

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood will host its 6th annual Ladies Night Out on Thursday, June 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., starting at the Fanwood Crossing II Building on South Ave.  (between Mara’s and Enchantments).

The evening includes music, food and drink, mingling, and shopping (support our local merchants). It all culminates in a monster Tricky Tray at the end of the ...

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