Community Life

March 24, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township's annual Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Brookside Park (1255 Hetfield Ave.) The egg hunt is open to children ages eight years old and younger. Don't forget to bring a basket and most of all have fun!  For more ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Spring is here and that means getting outside to clean up our properties. But the early birds among us sometimes forget or ignore the fact that lawn maintenance can be noisy, and neighbors don't care that you have to cut the grass before heading to your kids' sports and other ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, with a St. Joseph's table filled with breads and desserts. In Italy and in many Italian-American communities, the Feast of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) is an important celebration. St. Joseph is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/WESTFIELD, NJ -- Knights of Columbus Council 1711 (2400 North Ave. on the Scotch Plains/Westfield border) held its annual St. Patrick's Day Lunch featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, cole slaw and desserts on Sunday, March 17.  Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, a member ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, if was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- School busses lined the parking lot of Union Catholic High School this morning, but not because classes were about to start. Students, parents, alumni, and supporters gathered to celebrate this year's grand marshal, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The three-day St. Patrick's Day festival at Darby Road kicked off with headliner Billy Wilkins in the big tent.  Wilkins played a mix of original songs and classics from groups including Led Zeppelin, The Cure, Imagine Dragons, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Be ready for a monster cookie sale by local Girl Scouts in the coming weeks.  On Tuesday, March 12, dozens of volunteers helped to sort 3,838 cases -- that's 46,000+ boxes -- of Girl Scout Cookies® at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains. The Girl ...

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UNION, NJ -- The 23rd annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Morris Ave. in Union on Saturday, March 16, at 1:00 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Thanks to the efforts of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored local citizens at the Council Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, acting through the National ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Patriots’ Path Council honored local citizens at the Council Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration on Monday, Feb. 25, at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover. The BSA Patriots’ Path Council, acting through the National Court of Honor, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and the Scotch Plains Council recognized the accomplishments of Liam Christman and Timothy Lamberta of Boy Scout Troop 203, sponsored by St. Bartholomew Church, the troop's first two new Eagle Scouts in a decade. Related: Meet Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Newest ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The search continues for Jax, who has been missing for a week now.  "Our dog went missing Sunday morning and is still missing," Ben Reposa told TAPintoSPF. "We are heartbroken. Our 1-yr-old daughter is starting to realize her dog is missing. She keeps looking in his ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ -- The Union County Emerald Society is hosting an Irish party on Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center following the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jack Casey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Irish ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, Boy Scout Troop 203, sponsored by St. Bartholomew Church, celebrated two new Eagle Scouts: Liam Christman and Timothy Lamberta. It is the first time in over ten years that a boy from Troop 203 has achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Both boys' ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Plans are currently underway to celebrate this year’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to parade day, an Irish Cultural Museum will be on exhibit at the Cranford Library (second floor), 224 Walnut Street. The exhibit is planned and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Registration to the 2019 Summer Day Camp (June 26 to August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at Brookside Park is now open to all residents.  All registrations are done via Community Pass and registrants are urged to make sure their accounts are set up and ready to go on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Al Mirabella's search for an apartment in the Eternal City aired on HGTV's hit show, "House Hunters", on Wednesday, Feb. 20.  The show documents the journey of Scotch Plains Township Manager and Union County Freeholder Mirabella, along with his wife, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, in partnership with the Township of Scotch Plains, the Borough of Fanwood, American Legion Post 209, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10122, and UNICO is continuing the Hometown Heroes Banner Program Phase II.  The program will be ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Rockin’ For Autism also announced that its fourth annual music festival will be headlined by The B-Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute band, on Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at La Grande Park in Fanwood). The B-Street Band first performed ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House Committee on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:00 to 9:00  p.m. at the Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains) will detail the progress that has been toward restoration of the historic Frazee farmstead to its ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Registration for the Fanwood Summer Park Program opens this coming Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10:00 a.m. The program will run for 8 weeks, Monday through Friday, from June 24 until August 16. The Park Program will consist of two sessions: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 12:00 noon to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ hosted the Go Red for Women Heart Health event on Saturday, Feb. 2. Among the attendees were Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Somerset Patriots mascot Sparkee, and members of the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Rescue Squads, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The community is mourning the loss of Meghan Crilly, who succumbed to injuries from a hit-and-run accident in Linden last week. The sad news was announced on the GoFundMe page that had been set up to help the Fanwood resident's family with medical expenses.   It is with ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Due to the very low temperatures continuing into Thursday the Fanwood Police Department has designated the Chelsea Living Center as a Warming Center. Prior to seeking relief, please contact the Fanwood Police Department who will make all of the necessary arrangements for you and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO swore in Josh Losardo, Scotch Plains Councilman and Deputy Mayor, as its newest member at the organization's January 2019 meeting. UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. The organization's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Sister Percylee, RSM, principal of Union Catholic High School, will be officially installed as the 2019 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3:00 p.m. during the parade committee’s annual Investiture Mass. It will take place at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Registration for the six-week 2019 Summer Day Camp (Dates: June 26 to August 2. Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at Brookside Park opens to Scotch Plains residents on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:00 a.m. and all other residents on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. "We are trying to ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Nearly 1,000 local youth and adults participated in the 10th annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21.  Billed as a "Day On, Not a Day Off," the event provided opportunities for volunteers to participate in a range of different service ...

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Clarissa Leigh Lyons, age 28, passed away on Saturday morning Jan. 19, 2019 at her home in Ocean, NJ.    Clarissa was born in Annapolis, MD, and lived in Bowie, MD. She later moved to Scotch Plains, where she graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s ...

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