Dozens Sleep in Boxes Outside Westfield Church to Raise Funds, Awareness About Homelessness

April 25, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Presbyterian Church in Westfield hosted 40 overnight guests on Saturday, April 21, in a temporary “Box City” set up on the church’s front lawn. 

The event was organized to drive awareness of homelessness and to raise funds for the FISH Hospitality Program, a rotating shelter staffed by volunteers that houses 14 people per night, a week ...

Fanwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Mobile Meals

FANWOOD, NJ -- At the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Monday, April 16, Mayor Colleen Mahr read a resolution acknowledging Mobile Meals' 50th anniversary and presented it to volunteers Nancy Otchy and Josephine Walsh.

Mobile Meals, based in Westfield, delivers meals to thousands of area residents every day. The organization passed its one millionth meal delivery several years ...

Shane Sheppard Softball Tournament on Sun, Apr. 22 Benefits Two Treatment Centers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The fourth annual Shane Sheppard Softball Tournament, which benefits two treatment centers, will be played on Sunday, April 22, at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains.

The pre-game ceremony will start at 12:00 noon, followed by the game.

The Sheppard family, Steve, Gladys and Summer, started this tournament to honor Shane, their son and brother, who passed away. Shane was ...

Meet Fanwood's Volunteer of the Month: Himanee Hendre

FANWOOD, NJ -- Himanee Hendre, 16, a student at the Union County Magnet School, was named "Volunteer of the Month" at the Fanwood Borough Council meeting on Monday, April 16.

Hendre has given her time for several years to the Fanwood Recreation Commission with event planning and execution.

She received a print of Fanwood’s historic train station from Mayor ...

Fanwood Honors Mobile Meals as Organization Celebrates 50th Anniversary

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mobile Meals, based in Westfield, delivers meals to thousands of area residents every day. They passed their one millionth meal delivery several years ago.

Mayor Colleen Mahr (left) read a resolution acknowledging Mobile Meals and presented it to volunteers Nancy Otchy (right) and Josephine Walsh (center). is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Fanwood Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

FANWOOD, NJ -- In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Scott Matthews, Executive Director of Intensive Therapeutics in Fanwood, spoke to the Council on Monday evening.

Intensive Therapeutics offers various programs for children with autism and other disabilities and is the recipient of the ROID Grant (Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities).

ROID Grants facilitate ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Athletic Booster Dinner on April 21

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFHS Athletic Booster Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 21, at Shady Rest Clubhouse at the Scotch Hills Country Club from 6:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Beer and wine included with food from Tony's Pizza Delight and Savory Selections. There will be more than 80 tricky tray baskets, silent auction items, and door prizes.

"This is a great night to ...

Scenes from Rockin' for Autism at Fanwood's LaGrande Park

FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Rockin' for Autism fundraiser at Fanwood's LaGrande Park drew large crowds of attendees, volunteers, elected officials, foodies and super heroes. The event, which also doubles as Opening Day for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL), featured music, games, raffles and vendors. 

Rockin' for Autism is the brainchild of high school ...

Fanwood Business Owner Readies for Annual Decathlon to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood business owner Joe Cirincione will be competing for the third consecutive year in the annual New York City Decathlon, a ten-event amateur competition that has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer patients through a consortium led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Joe is the owner of J. Ciro Designs, a successful online seller of  watches, ...

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Greta's Run Online Registration Ends 4/20 (video)

April 19, 2018

Greta's Run is more than just a race. Join us and see why! Online Registration ends 4/20 at 11:59 p.m. Register and donate today at

Run, walk, roll and volunteer with us this Sunday, April 22. The start and finish are at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street in Westfield, NJ. All proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs in ...