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Freeholders Announce Winners of 1st Annual Union County "Kids Dig In!" Grant Program

May 13, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded “Union County Kids Dig In!” grants to 32 schools in 12 County municipalities. The grant assistance covers establishing/building of gardens, garden boxes and/or tools and equipment. It is aimed at educating students about gardening and fostering the growth and creation of community gardens at the schools.
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Union County Freeholders Award Three “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants to Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The Union County Freeholders have awarded 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program has awarded matching funds for 20 garden projects throughout the county, including three in Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The projects will provide donations of fresh produce to those in need as well as education, recreation, civic service and social ...

Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest Winners Include St. Bart's and School One Students

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Bette Jane Kowalski presented resolutions to the winners of the 2017 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest, including Bianca Barreto from St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains and Angelika Demetrick and Cyril Maliakal from Holy Trinity in Westfield

The contest was open to students from 4th through 8th ...

Trees Planted at Scotch Hills Country Club for Arbor Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith (left) and Matt Mercurio, Director of Parks & Recreation, mark the spots in front of the Shady Rest  at Scotch Hills Country Club where two dogwood trees will be planted in honor of Arbor Day.

The trees were donated by Union County’s Arbor Day Tree Planting Program. 

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Families Invited to Participate in Open House at Watchung Reservation on May 13

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  – Union County families are invited to attend “Watchung Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival taking place on Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Watchung Reservation. Last fall, the event attracted more than 100 local youths and their families. Activities offered include: BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, ...

Scenes from Scotch Plains Earth Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains marked Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, with clean-up at sites around the town and variety of eco-friendly activities and crafts at the Alan Augustine Village Green. 

Mayor Al Smith, Councilman Ted Spera, Township Manager Al Mirabella and Margaret Heisey joined volunteers, sponsors and children in the activities.

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Scenes from Fanwood Earth Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood hosted its 28th Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22 with an organized clean-up at sites around the borough.

Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council members Russ Huegel, Tom Kranz, Kathy Mitchell, Erin McElroy-Barker, and Jack Molinaar, joined the Fanwood Environmental Commission, DPW and volunteer residents in the event.

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Scotch Plains Announces Tree Replacement Program

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains prides itself on the preservation and maintenance of its natural resources and is committed to preserving environmental integrity by planting trees and other plant life throughout the township's parks and neighborhoods.    

If your property had a township tree which fell during a storm or was lost or removed due to disease or age, and ...

Electronics Recycling Event Planned at Union County VoTech on April 29

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- An Electronics Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Vo-Tech (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains).

The event will be held rain or shine and is open to all Union County residents. A six item limit will be imposed. Pre-registration is not required. Computers, monitors, laptops, fax machines, ...

Earth Day Celebration Set for Sat, April 22

The Township of Scotch Plains will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an organized clean-up at sites around the town and variety of eco-friendly activities and crafts on The Village Green provided by its partners. Register at CommunityPass - Spring 2017 - Earth Day. 

Pickups for leaves, limbs, brush and gum balls will begin ...

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