Community Life

October 21, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Scary times return to Fanwood this fall!   On October 31, the annual Fanwood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will begin on the front lawn of the Fanwood Memorial Library at North and Forest Avenues. Children and adults who want to join the parade should assemble in front ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains hosted its Columbus Day Celebration and marked the 20th anniversary of the Township's Columbus Monument on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.).  The Columbus Monument is made of white Carrara marble and consists of a hand, holding a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Rotary Frazee House and the Town of Scotch Plains hosted its third annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee House on Saturday, Oct. 20. Part of Union County’s “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” activities, the event included pony rides, a petting zoo, food trucks, pumpkin ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Rotary Frazee House and the Town of Scotch Plains will host the third annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee House, 1451 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    The event will coincide with Union County’s “Four Centuries ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host a Columbus Day Celebration and 20th Anniversary of the Columbus Monument, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m. on the Town Green at 430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains.  Enjoy Music and Meet our UNICO Columbus Day Essay Winners. Refreshments ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council and attendees of the governing body's meeting showed their support of our local, diverse community in a photo taken Monday evening. Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism on Tuesday, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood Presbyterian Church pastor David Janke, and the monks from the Dhammakaya Meditation Center (257 Midway Ave.)  and others participated in a Candle Lighting for World Peace on Saturday night.   "(It was an) extremely moving and beautiful evening ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Downtown is among the list of best downtowns for consideration in the North Jersey section of a new poll by NJ.Com. The Township made the list based on reader nominations, emails, and Facebook comments from October 2 - 8, 2018. “I am pleased to see that Scotch ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The public is invited to attend the Borough of Fanwood's Candle Lighting for World Peace on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center (257 Midway Ave, Fanwood), which promotes meditation and spiritual awareness. On Sunday, Oct. 14, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr joined Good Scout Award honorees Sheelen's Crossing owner Sean Flannery, Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz and Scotch Plains Detective Shawn Johnson at the Boy Scout awards dinner Tuesday evening at Shackamaxon Golf Club. Also honored posthumously ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County. “Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism in our community on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the SPFHS auditorium.   Michael Dieu, a senior who has been his grade’s Student Council President for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Scotch Plains Day celebration along Park Ave. in its downtown section on Sunday, Oct. 7. The event featured music, food trucks, information about community groups, a collection of electric cars, and the annual ravioli-eating ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Chief Richard Trigo and senior members of the Fanwood police addressed residents' concerns on Wednesday, Oct. 3, "National Coffee with a Cop Day." The officers answered questions about traffic, parking and Fanwood Train station parking pass sign-ups, among other topics, during the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual Scotch Plains Day Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the downtown district on Park Avenue. The event has fun for all ages, including an electric vehicle show, food trucks, family ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host a Columbus Day Celebration and 20th Anniversary of the Columbus Monument, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m. on the Town Green at 430 Park Ave., Scotch Plains.  Enjoy Music and Meet our UNICO Columbus Day Essay Winners. Refreshments ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Crusin' Car Show on a glorious Sunday afternoon. About 100 classic cars -- ranging from a 1928 Ford Model A to 1970s muscle cars -- lined Park Avenue to the delight of fans of old-timey automobiles. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS,  NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host the "Cruising on Park Ave." Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring dozens of hot rods and music from the band Memphis Rain.  The show will take place downtown between Front St. & Westfield Ave.  

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Rotary Frazee House and the Town of Scotch Plains will host the third annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee House, 1451 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    The event will coincide with Union County’s “Four Centuries ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host the Cruising on Park Ave. Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring dozens of hot rods and music from the band Memphis Rain. The show will take place between Front St. & Westfield ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host the annual Scotch Plains Day Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the downtown district on Park Avenue.  The event will feature: Food Trucks Family Entertainment Interactive Inflatables Local ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented a proclamation at the Fanwood Council meeting on Monday evening to Bob and Grace Kruthers, Fanwood residents since 1954, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 12, 2018. The Kruthers, who have known each other since age 6, are both 92 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Six decades after their graduation, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Class of 1958 went back to the future with a luncheon at the scene of the senior prom, Shackamaxon Country Club. The party, attended by Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and Fanwood Mayor Colleen ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the 1958 graduating class of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School will celebrate their 60th reunion on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Shackamaxon Country Club.  There will be a cocktail reception at 1:00 pm followed by the main event at 2:00 p.m.  What makes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After enduring a terrifying ordeal and being displaced from her home by Hurricane Harvey, Nicole Rada has found comfort in her new home at Union Catholic. Rada and her family felt they found their dream home when they moved from Elizabeth, NJ, to Spring, Texas before Rada ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Long-time residents and new families gathered together on Sept. 8 on the Glenwood Road portion of Fanwood for the return of the neighborhood's annual block party included the North and South Glenwood loop as well as Timberline Drive, Shasta Pass, Rainier Road and Sun Valley. Mild ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With bright sunshine and unexpectedly high temperatures, the 23rd Fanny Wood Day celebration attracted large crowds for the annual street fair showcasing the best of downtown Fanwood. The festival attracts a wide variety of vendors and food trucks, while also providing the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- One the highlights of the calendar year in Fanwood, the annual Fanny Wood Day celebration is back this Sunday, Sept. 16.  The 23rd annual street fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. throughout downtown Fanwood along South Ave. and Martine Ave. "Each year, this event ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018 Good Scout Awards Dinner will honor several members of Scotch Plains-Fanwood community on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Shackamaxon Country Club (1607 Shackamaxon Drive, Scotch Plains) to raise money for Boy Scouts programs in under-served areas.  The 2018 honorees ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The search is on for Woody, a missing neutered male cat that was last seen in the area near the JCC on South Martine Ave. Woody is only 11 months old and has lived most of his life indoors. If you see him, please do not chase. Instead, call  (908) 578-4353 or email ...

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