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Community Life

May 15, 2022

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Tom Kranz has announced the release of a new science fiction novel, Moon Rescue: Escape from the Dome. The story is cautionary tale of a future Earth ravaged by climate change and a lunar refuge in trouble. "Unfortunately, our warming planet provides lots of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A 20-year veteran of Marvel Comics whose work lives today in Transformer, Ghost Rider and Sleepwalker, intructed a roomful of about 40 aspiring comic book artists sat at the Forest Road Park recreation building to get lessons in pencil drawing, 3D shapes, and the basics of making ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- After a two-year absence, the Memorial Day Parade returns to Fanwood and Scotch Plains on May 30, 2022. Vietnam veteran Ralph Checchio, longtime Memorial Day Committee chairman, will serve as this year’s grand marshal. The parade is the highlight of a long weekend of ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Ladies, circle Thursday, June 2, from 6-9 p.m. on your calendars to mark the return of Fanwood's "Ladies Night Out" event at the Plaza between Fanwood Crossing I and Fanwood Crossing II Buildings on South Ave. Attendees will enjoy music, mingling, and shopping to support our local ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA welcomes hundreds of children for a day of fun and learning at Y Healthy Kids Day on Saturday. Under beautiful weather, kids rode a trackless train, jumped in bouncy houses, blew bubbles, hula hooped, and learned about healthy snacks. A ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Children followed in the footsteps of their parents on "Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day" in Scotch Plains on Thursday, April 28.  The kids, who enjoyed the day off from school, received a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a police officer, firefighter, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Long-time Scotch Plains resident Mark Johns received a plaque of appreciation from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL for his commitment and service working the grill in the snack bar at the high school during PAL football games in the fall. Johns' volunteer efforts were cited ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- One hundred ten years ago, the world was shocked as the largest and grandest ocean liner of its day sank on its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg.  Capturing the imagination of millions for over a century, get an inside look at R.M.S. Titanic as never seen before ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township announced on Tuesday that road closures will begin on Wednesday, Apr. 20 and last until Friday, Apr. 22. According to the township, road work will be done on Terrill Rd. between Cooper Rd. and Kevin Rd. Delays are expected.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ralph Checchio has been the chair of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee and involved in selecting the grand marshal for many years. Surprisingly, he never had the honor of leading the parade himself. That will change on Monday, May 30, when Checchio, a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In another sign of the return of spring (and normalcy), Scotch Plains Recreation hosted its East Egg Hunt at Brookside Park on Saturday, April 9.  The event was hosted by Julie Buonaguro, the new Director of Parks and Recreation. Among the other township officials in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ —After a two-year absence due to COVID, the Fanwood Easter Egg Hunt returned to Forest Road Park complete with the Easter Bunny, prizes, candy and an event first, hail. This event is a massive production of the Fanwood Recreation Commission, Recreation Director Bob Budiansky, local ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Grace Germinder made the finals of the Miss New Jersey Teen USA® pageant this weekend and finished in the Top 16. The 2022 Miss New Jersey Teen USA® pageant was held at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel April 1 – 3, 2022. Contestants were judged in three areas of competition; ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- One of the premier events on the Scotch Plains social calendar returned Sunday as the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad hosted its popular pancake breakfast for the first time since COVID put the kibosh on the gathering in 2020.  The crowd was as large as ever, among the attendees ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Grace Germinder is once again competing in the Miss New Jersey Teen USA® pageant this weekend.The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School student finished in the top 15 out of 100 girls at the pageant in August 2021. The 2022 Miss New Jersey USA® and Miss New Jersey ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 18th century Osborn Cannonball House Museum (1840 Front St. in downtown Scotch Plains) will feature a Colonial Crafts Day on Sunday, April 3. There will be continuous demonstrations of crafts by Historical Society members. Tinsmith George Pierson will demonstrate tin ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2022 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that its annual concert and parade will be held on Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30, respectively. Vietnam veteran Ralph Checchio, longtime chair of the Memorial Day Parade Committee, will serve as ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains Mayor Josh Losardo joined local Vietnam veterans Ralph Checchio, Bob LaCosta, and Joe McCourt at the township’s Vietnam Memorial on Mar. 29, 2022. The memorial, which was erected in 2013, honors the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains and Fanwood have both announced the dates for their respective Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 9.  Scotch Plains' Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, Apr. 9, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Park (1125 Hetfield Ave.). The egg hunt gather time ...

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UNION, NJ - After a two-year delay because of the pandemic and a two-week postponement due to rain, the 2022 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade hit the streets of Union on Saturday, in step with Irish tradition and community spirit. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 4th annual Fanwood-Scotch Plains Good Scout Awards Dinner has been announced for Thursday, June 9 at The Westwood in Garwood (438 North Ave.). The six honorees are: Rev. Susanna Cates, Pastor at All Saints' Episcopal Church Deanna Dell-Bene, President of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Planning is underway for the JCC’s Camp Yachad in Scotch Plains, and the JCC is looking for individuals who would like to join our seasonal staff and be a part of an awesome summer experience. When becoming a part of the Camp Yachad staff, an individual becomes a member of a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- COVID's arrival put the kibosh on the usual celebrations of Irishness in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, and elsewhere in New Jersey, but March 17, 2022, proved to be a great day for the Irish at Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro on South Avenue in Fanwood, Darby Road in Scotch Plains, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Perch Senior Advisers and The Chelsea at Fanwood (295 South Ave, Fanwood) will host a virtual “Lunch & Learn” that will focus on "The Do’s and Don’ts When Talking with Your Family about Senior Living Options" on Wednesday, March 30, 12:00 Noon to 12:45 p.m.  The experts in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council recognized the contributions of Girls Scouts in the community during its meeting Tuesday evening. Participants from several troops were on hand to help lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and to inform the Council and residents in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing and Sheelen's Fish Market in Fanwood, as the recipient of the William A. Boyle, Sr. Union County Irishman of the Year at its annual Irish Heritage Tribute Dinner on Thursday, Mar. 10. Flannery, ...

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UNION, NJ - Irish eyes are not smiling with the news that the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed for another two weeks due to a forecast of rain, heavy wind gusts and potential snow flurries on Saturday, March 12. The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It may have been a brisk March evening, but Scotch Plains showed warmth and unity toward the people of Ukraine on Tuesday as a crowd of nearly 200 people gathered in support of the war-torn Eastern European country and its people.  Mayor Josh Losardo welcomed the crowd and ...

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