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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Boys' Varsity Basketball Team Hosts Clinic for Special Needs Kids

January 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The undefeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders boys’ varsity basketball team is doing more than winning basketball games. Saturday, the team hosted a large, successful clinic for special needs children at the Newmark School in Scotch Plains. 

The Raiders’ varsity team worked with the Wolves Basketball Academy to run the clinic. Wolves Basketball Academy, ...

Crisis Listening Line to Offer Suicide Prevention Training and Volunteering Opportunities

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in crisis?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will offer Excellence in Listening training beginning March 20 at the First Baptist Church at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Classes run for three hours one night a week, plus one full weekend, ending June 12.This award-winning training enables ...

The JCC of Central NJ Receives One of 22 Making Music Happen Grants

 The JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is one of 22 JCCs across North America to receive a grant from JCC Association (JCCA) of North America in honor of its 2017 Centennial Celebration. The grant is intended to enable JCCs to create music projects tailored to their community’s interests and needs and is funded by Marvin J. Pertzik, a former JCCA board member, in cooperation with ...

Scenes from MLK Day Events in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood celebrated the 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, with an opening ceremony at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and numerous social activism events in the community.

Activities included:

Food Drive to benefit Operation Jersey Cares in effort to support our ...

Volunteer Projects on MLK Day in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains and Borough of Fanwood will co-host its 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service featuring on Monday, Jan. 16, a day filled with events and social activism in the community.

The opening ceremony will take place at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at 10:00 a.m. Collection boxes for non-perishable items are being placed ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the County’s Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in ...

Take a Delicious Break for Social Justice on Martin Luther King Day - Celebrate Again in June

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Four local organizations will “pay it forward” to produce a community experience that will be remembered and enjoyed by all. The participants are Mara’s Café and Bakery, Social Justice Matters, Inc. (SJM), a local grass-roots organization, “Voices from the Margins,” a Scotch Plains Public Library book group engaged in ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Marks 80th Anniversary, Installs 2017 Officers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Members and supporters of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad marked the squad's 80th anniversary on Saturday evening with the installation of its 2017 officers.

Mayor Al Smith swore in the new officers at an event held at Snuffy's (250 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) that highlighted the Rescue Squad's 2016 accomplishments and honored past ...

Registration Open for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood MLK Day of Service

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Registration is now open for the Scotch Plains/Fanwood MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16, 2017. 

For the eighth consecutive year, local residents will be able to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to their communities on MLK Day. The Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place in a variety of locations in Scotch Plains ...

Scotch Plains Mom Fighting Breast Cancer Hosts Party to Raise Over $6,500 for Metastatic Research

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — You could say that Tami Eagle Bowling had the perfect life. Formerly in ad sales for Bon Appetit, she quit her job two years ago to raise her two girls, both under the age of five. She and her husband had just moved from New York City into their dream house in Scotch Plains, which was featured in The New York Times real estate section’s story about the ...

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Sat, January 28, 7:00 PM

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Moms Helping Moms 3rd Annual Snowball Gala

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Thanks for Making Kids for Kids of Westfield's First Annual Toy Drive a Success

January 12, 2017

Dear Editor:

Kids for Kids a Mindfulness Movement, a Westfield-based organization, is dedicated to spreading mindfulness to children within the community. Particularly this holiday season, we wanted to promote mindfulness of others and inspire giving to those in need. Here at Kids for Kids, we set out a goal to collect 500 therapeutic toys for the children of Wynona’s House in Newark, ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 28, 7:00 PM

Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains

Moms Helping Moms 3rd Annual Snowball Gala

Giving Back

Thanks for Making Kids for Kids of Westfield's First Annual Toy Drive a Success

January 12, 2017

Dear Editor:

Kids for Kids a Mindfulness Movement, a Westfield-based organization, is dedicated to spreading mindfulness to children within the community. Particularly this holiday season, we wanted to promote mindfulness of others and inspire giving to those in need. Here at Kids for Kids, we set out a goal to collect 500 therapeutic toys for the children of Wynona’s House in Newark, ...