Scenes from the Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala 2017

December 10, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 230 local residents turned out on Friday evening for the 27th annual Mayor's Gala at the Shackamaxon Country Club while raising money for the historic Frazee House. 

Emceed by David Webb Mangan, a radio host on SiriusXM Patriot 125, the event honored local residents for their commitment to volunteerism:  

Vincent Losavio, Male ...

Fanwood 'Christmas House' Welcomes Santa, Raises $ for NJ Institute for Disabilities

FANWOOD, NJ -- Santa visited the "Christmas House" at 83 Paterson Road in Fanwood on Saturday evening to give out over 100 wrapped gifts to little boys and girls and to raise money for NJ Institute for Disabilities. The display will be lit until January 8, 2018, including 30+ hours straight from Christmas Eve to Christmas Night.

Santa's visit was ...

Fanwood Luminary Sale Begins

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary club has begun selling Luminaries at the Fanwood Department of Public Works Building on Manfra Way off North Ave. (across from the Fanwood Public Library). The sale dates are December 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Christmas Eve. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The luminary kits cost 75 cents apiece in all ...

Holiday Home Decorating Contest Raises Donations for Local Food Pantries

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents are invited to participate in a Holiday Home Decorating Contest to benefit local food pantries from Dec.10 through Jan. 1, 2018. 

Prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated home courtesy of Grillestone, Fabio's Bistro and Soul Bowls!

Click here to participate in the contest or to vote on the ...

Tiny Tim Fund Seeks Support in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Dec. 6

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Tiny Tim Carol Night Fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains will fill local neighborhoods with song while collecting donations for the Tiny Tim Fund.

The Tiny Tim Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to children of Fanwood ...

Dog Photos with Santa at Knights of Columbus Raises $ for Canine Rescue Group

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Santa Claus ditched the reindeer for photos with dogs at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Avenue in Westfield to support the seventh annual fundraiser for Brendan's Meadows dog rescue organization. 

Pet owners paid a suggested fee of $10 for a picture with Santa to help the non-profit, no kill dog rescue and placement ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Holiday Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Scotch Plains celebrated the arrival of the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 3, with an outdoor party that included pony rides, horse-drawn carriages, a petting zoo, face-painting, hot chocolate, the SPFD's newest fire truck and Santa Claus! is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Tree Lighting

FANWOOD, NJ -- Record crowds turned out on a mild Sunday afternoon for Fanwood's annual Holiday Celebration, including the lighting of the town tree on Dec. 3. at the historic Fanwood train station's north side.

Festivities included caroling by music students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, card-making, sponsored by BSA Troop 104, and, of course, pictures with Santa.

At ...

Osborn Cannonball House Museum Open House and Christmas Party on Dec. 3

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one! Come all!

The public is invited to the Osborn Cannonball House (1840 Front St in Scotch Plains) for the annual open house and Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event features a Victorian Christmas tree and 1800s winter clothing display, along with hot mulled cider along with goodies to ...

Cub Scouts Meet the Mayor of Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith spoke with Pack 4 Den 8 Cub Scouts about being a community leader and took questions from the Cub Scouts about town issues on Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

“It was really a pleasure to interact with the future leaders of our community,” said Mayor Smith. “I really enjoyed their questions and insights about town.” is ...

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