Mara's Cafe Fanwood to Host "Summer Splash" Charity Wine and Chocolate Tasting on July 27

June 26, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mara's Cafe and Bakery Fanwood will hosting a charity wine and chocolate tasting on Thursday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All proceeds will be donated to Inroads to Opportunities, a 501 (C)3 not for profit organization which helps 400+ individuals with disabilities within the Union County each year. Vendors will include Carol's Creative Chocolatez and Wines ...

Union County Honors Brigadeer General Edward Crystal of Scotch Plains

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chair Sergio Granados and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella on Thursday presented Edward J. Chrystal, Jr of Scotch Plains with a resolution congratulating him on his promotion to Brigadier General in the New Jersey National Guard.

They were joined by General Chrystal’s wife Georgette.

Brigadier ...

Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- More than 3,000 law enforcement officers from 340 New Jersey police departments participated in the annual Torch Run on 26 routes to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. 

The Scotch Plains Police Department, Mayor Al Smith and Councilman Ted Spera were among those who participated in the run on Friday, June 9. Several members of ...

“Warehoused” Film Screening June 20 For World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, Refugee Assistance Partners NJ (RAP) will host a public screening of the film, “Warehoused.”  An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide, and only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated, or integrated into normal society each year.  Only an extremely small percentage of this number are admitted for resettlement ...

Better Together: A Documentary Presentation & Discussion on Civil Rights and Our Community

In September of 2016, a group of Jewish and African American seniors and teens from Union County and the surrounding area came together to engage in a 9-month dialogue about Civil Rights, the values that unite us, and where Jews and African Americans have worked – and can continue to work – together to bring about a more just society.

As part of the project, intergenerational ...

Teens Learn Non-Profit Board Functions, Raise Funds for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overlook

SUMMIT, NJ -- Philanthropy took on new meaning for teens from the Overlook community as they learned how a nonprofit board functions, worked through the grant process, and raised funds for their chosen cause. Student representatives from 13 area high schools served as members of the Overlook Foundation Junior Board for the 2016-17 school year, which culminated in their awarding of ...

Rockin’ for Autism Presents $13,000 Check to Autism New Jersey in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Banks Family, organizers of the Rockin’ for Autism fundraiser in Fanwood on April 19, hosted a check presentation party at Sheelen's Crossing, where they presented Autism New Jersey with a check for $13,050 from the Rockin’ for Autism committee.

Last year's event brought in over $10,000. This year, the fundraiser featured a quiet room, therapy dogs, ...

Scenes from the Knights of Columbus Golf Outing

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus held its annual golf outing fundraiser at Ashbrook Golf Course in Scotch Plains. Nearly 100 golfers (25 foursomes) participated in a day that included a hearty breakfast, 18 holes of golf, tricky tray raffles, and a catered lunch at the Knights of Columbus ( 2400 North Ave, Scotch Plains).

TAPintoSPF was a hole sponsor ...

Terrill Middle School Students Donate Bluebird Houses to the Fanwood Nature Center

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On a recent Boy Scout trip to the Raptor Trust located in Millington, New Jersey, Andrew Abrantes and his friend Chris Compierchio learned that loss of trees in the environment, has led to a loss of nesting spots for raptors and birds in general.  Andrew and Chris were inspired by this visit to find some way to help birds in the Scotch Plains and Fanwood ...

Highland Swim Club to Host Swim-A-Palooza on June 25 for RESOLVE Community Counseling in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Highland Swim Club (1235 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains) will host its second annual Swim-A-Palooza fundraiser on June 25 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to benefit RESOLVE Community Counseling Center in Scotch Plains. 

RESOLVE is a private, non-profit community mental health center serving children, adults and families of Union County for over 40 ...

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