TCNJ Students Help Fanwood Nature Center

October 16, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Nature Center got a helping hand from 20 students from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) students who made the trip from Ewing on Saturday, Oct. 15, to help remove Japanese stilt grass and overgrown wild roses, both of which are overtaking the native growth in the eight-acre center.

The Borough hired goats to eliminate poison ivy and knotweed the past two ...

Learn about the Delaware & Raritan Canal at the Scotch Plains Library on Oct. 17

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and ...

Fanwood Curbside Recycling Collects 42 Tons of Recyclables on First Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- Last week, for the first time ever, residents of Fanwood placed co-mingled household recyclables into blue containers for curbside pickup under a shared services agreement between the borough and the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA).

On the first day of pick-up, October 8th, PMUA collected almost 42 tons of recyclables. Collections will occur every ...

Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders announce a Household Special Waste Collection event on Saturday, Oct.15th for Union County residents to dispose of outdated or unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks, and automobile tires in an environmentally safe manner. The collection will take place from 9:00 2:00 p.m. at Alcatel – Lucent ...

Fanwood Curbside Recycling Starts Thursday, Oct. 6

FANWOOD, NJ -- Curbside recycling arrives in Fanwood on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Residents must bring their blue containers to the curb by 7:00 a.m. for collection. The borough recommends setting the bins out the night before so you don't forget. The diagram on the lid advises which way to face it (the little metal bar faces the street) and what ...

Nominations Open for 25th Annual Union County Women of Excellence Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ – In every community, there are women spending countless hours in either volunteer work or at jobs dedicated to the welfare of their towns and cities. Now, their neighbors have an opportunity to thank these individuals by nominating them for the 25th Annual Women of Excellence Awards.  

The award celebrates women who live or work in Union County and have made ...

Scenes from Scotch Plains Harvest Fest

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite some weather, the Scotch Plains Harvest Fest at The Rotary Frazee House (1451 Raritan Road) and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Community Garden delighted young and old. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support  the continued growth of the SPF Community Garden, as well as the continued restoration of the Frazee House, which dates ...

Fanwood Introduces Recycling App

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood is providing residents with a new recycling app called Recycle Coach designed to make recycling more convenient for residents and to increase participation. The mobile application can be installed for free on tablets, smart phones, and computers so that information and resources are available at your fingertips. 
Recycle Coach is now ...

Mobile Paper Shredding Recycling Event at Vo-Tech on Sat, Oct. 1

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Mobile Paper Shredding recycling event will take place at the Union County Vo-Tech parking lot (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains) On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There is a limit of 4 bags or boxes per car weighing no more than 10 pounds each. Note that the shredding program may end prior to 1 p.m. in the event that the shredding ...

Harvest Homecoming Fund Raiser at the Frazee House on Sat, Oct. 1

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Frazee House, the Scotch Plains Fanwood Community Garden, Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club‎, and the Township of Scotch Plains will host a Harvest Homecoming fund raiser at the Frazee House (1451 Raritan Road), the site of the SPF Community Garden, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The event will celebrate the ...

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Five Halloween Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share.

1. Go to the pumpkin patch early. Some might take this advice a step further and skip heading out to the over-crowded pumpkin-slash-apple-slash-pony-ride-slash-corn-maze extravaganza entirely, but not me. Those fall pumpkin ...