Coles Students Donate over 3,000 Lunches to The Needy

June 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- J. Ackerman Coles School in Scotch Plains-Fanwood has been busy collecting lunches to share with neighbors in need. In 2014, the PTA Kid’s Care Committee started a program called “Sharing Lunches”. Each month, on a designated day, the children at Coles School (grades Pre-K-4th) pack an extra brown bag lunch and bring it in to “share.”  The ...

Water Company Donates to Fanwood Rescue Squad

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Rescue Squad received a grant of $1,000 from New Jersey American Water at the Borough Council meeting on Monday evening.

Accepting the grant from NJAW’s Manager of Operations Michael Bange (left) was squad president Ed Winsor, accompanied by (left to right) squad members Chrissy O’Connor, Maggie Richard, Lily Hsiao, Nam-June Joe and Steve ...

Union Catholic's Audrey Davis Starts Special Needs Club for Gold Star Project

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Audrey Davis, who will be a senior at Union Catholic in the fall, has founded and organized a club for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

The name of the club is the A.W.A.R.E Club-which stands for Active Walking and Respite Exercise Club. It's a walking club for teens and young adults with special needs from ages 13-21.

The free club, sponsored by the Union ...

Hailey Rachko of Scotch Plains Climbs Mount Everest, Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Research

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Hailey Rachko, a 2015 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, reached her goal of climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain and raising more than $5,500 for charity through an organizaiton calledChoose a Challenge, which pairs challenges with causes.

Q&A with Hailey Rachko

How much money did you raise?

I ended ...

Fund, Memorial T-Shirt Sales will Benefit Fallen Westfield Detective's Children

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Detective First Grade Eric Lieberman’s watch ended on May 22 when the 47-year-old suddenly and unexpectedly. Now a fund has been established to raise money for his two teenage boys.

“This is a tough time and we’re just trying to do what we can, trying to show support for our fallen officer, ” said Officer Jeff ...

Banks Family Donates $17,500 to Autism New Jersey from Rockin' for Autism, Other Efforts

FANWOOD, NJ --The Banks family organizers of the annual Rockin' For Autism festival at LaGrande Park in Fanwood, presented a check for $17,500 to Autism New Jersey on Tuesday, June 5, at Sheelen's Crossing.

The money was raised during the music festival in April and several other events. The fundraising efforts began nine years ago when Mallory Banks, seen on the right side ...

Scenes from the 2018 Knights of Columbus Golf Outing

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus (2400 North Ave, Scotch Plains)held its annual golf outing fundraiser at Ashbrook Golf Course in Scotch Plains on Monday.

Nearly 100 golfers participated in a day that included breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and a catered lunch.

TAPintoSPF was a hole sponsor of the event.

The Msgr. Henry J. Watterson Council of the ...

Scotch Plains Resident and Multi-generational Club from Westfield Donate Hats to Newborns and Cancer Patients

ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center were presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Scotch Plains resident Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along with Roselle Park resident Karen Rodden, made the ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Seniors Raise $100,000 to Fight Cancer Via Relay For Life

American Cancer Society fundraiser Kyle Greco and Team Deutschland have raised more than $100,000 since middle school for the Relay For Life of Scotch Plains. Team Deutschland – a team of 10 graduating seniors from Scotch Plains – stuck together and set strict fundraising standards for any prospective team members. This year alone, the team raised nearly $14,000 toward the ...

Service Learning Project Centers on Books; Collection at Nick's Pizza Through May 30

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brigitte and Reese Priel and Gia Milano are focusing on reading for their 7th grade service learning project, which is part of the social studies curriculum at Terrill Middle School.

The girls have undertaken a multi-step project centered around books. They are raising money to buy new books, collecting slightly used books, and donating them to various ...

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Union Catholic Recognized for Donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

June 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic was recently recognized for its donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program. 

“We’d like to share our deep appreciation for your generosity and thoughtfulness to local blood cancer patients and their families, Alissa Ali, the Campaign Specialist for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, wrote in a ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by ...