Local Residents Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

April 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Alexandra Burns and Jane Lestarchick of Scotch Plains were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at The College of New Jersey. They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa ...

"Abigail Adams" Comes to Fanwood-Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  “Abigail Adams”, portrayed by living history presenter Carol Simon Levine, brings to life the lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains & Fanwood on Tuesday evening April 24th. 

Abigail Adams famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continential ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Musicians Win Multiple Awards at Festivals of Music Competition

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Music Department performed exceptionally well at the Festival of Music Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia, this weekend.

The renowned Moonglowers performed My Funny Valentine and placed first in their division, and won Best Overall Jazz Ensemble at the 2018 Festival of Music, along with the ...

Carl H. Kumpf Middle School Wins 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee Competition in Scotch Plains, N.J.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Seventh-grade students from Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark won the 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition in a spirited final round in Scotch Plains, NJ, on April 12. The school was awarded a grand prize of $1,000 to apply to its health and wellness programs.

Students from five middle schools -- Kumpf, Newmark, Park, St. John the Apostle and ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge School to Host Annual Spring Music Recital on Sun, Apr. 15

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison is hosting its annual Spring Music Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. Many of Wardlaw + Hartridge's finest musicians and vocalists will showcase their talents and this year's event will be held in the new Berry Performing Arts Center for the first time.

Performers include Suraj Chandran ...

Car Show and Food Truck Festival at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.


Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

U.S. Poet Laureate Shares Work With Wardlaw+Hartridge Students

EDISON, NJ -- Tracy K. Smith, the current U.S. Poet Laureate and Director of the Creative Writing Department at Princeton University, spent a few exciting hours at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison reading to and meeting with students on April 4.

At the Berry Performing Arts Center, Ms. Smith read poems from her Pulitzer Prize winner, Life on Mars, as well as new poems from her ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Earns Prestigious Award for Chinese Fluency

BOSTON, MA -- Stanislav DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the second-place award at The 13th Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. high school students on March 31 at the Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Contestants were divided into three groups: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. Stan was placed in the ...

'All About Owls' Presentation at Cranford's Hanson Park Conservancy on Apr. 21

CRANFORD, NJ -- The Hanson Park Conservancy will host “All About Owls” on Saturday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave., Cranford).

The program, featuring a live owl, is an in-depth look at the lives of these interesting and often misunderstood birds of camouflage. Attendees will learn about the special adaptations that make ...

Celebrate Astronomy Day on May 5 at Trailside During The Day, Sperry Observatory at Night

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amateur Astronomers, Inc. (AAI), in association with the Union County Freeholders, is hosting Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 5, at Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, in the afternoon and at William Miller Sperry Observatory, 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, in the evening.

The afternoon program will be from 1:00 to ...

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Union County College to Begin Esports Program in the Fall of 2018

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ -- Union County College (UCC) will become one of 63 schools nationwide, and the first county college in New Jersey, to offer a coed intercollegiate esports program, also known as Electronic Sports. Esports is a multi-player video game program that competes with colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. UCC Esports teams could compete against two and four-year ...