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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Wrestlers Give Back Day

December 4, 2016

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fifty members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School wrestling team spent a chilly Saturday morning washing the police cars, fire trucks, and EMS vehicles from the Scotch Plains and Fanwood departments.

The event was the brainchild of head coach Marc Fabiano, whose best friend, Dan Piccola, is a member of the Fanwood police department.

"I have always ...

Dog Photos with Santa Help to Fund Rescue Organization

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Santa Claus hears requests for toys from children in many languages and then delivers gifts to countries throughout the globe. On Saturday, he utilized his skills as a dog whisperer at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Ave. in Westfield to help the sixth annual fundraiser for Brendan's Meadows dog rescue organization. 

Pet owners paid a ...

Mother Seton High School Honors Veterans

CLARK, NJ -- The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton High School is dedicated to pairing their activities with a community outreach embedding the school’s mission of personal growth and service to others. The annual Pocket Book Bingo added a request for participants and students to literally thank New Jersey Veterans for their service. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs New ...

Therapeutic Toy Drive in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

WESTFIELD, NJ – Kids for Kids a Mindfulness Movement is collecting therapeutic toys for children in need this holiday season until Saturday, Dec. 10. The Kids helping Kids program is collaborating with Wynona’s House located in Newark, NJ.  The mission of Wynona’s House is to promote justice and provide healing for child victims of abuse and neglect.

“This toy ...

Saint Joseph High School Hosts St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser on Thurs, Dec. 1

METUCHEN, NJ -- Students at Saint Joseph High School are participating in a St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research on Thursday, December 1, in support of classmate, Matt Hall ('18).

The Student Council team has received promised donations of over $11,000.00 for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser. 

Pledges can be made by ...

Giving Tuesday Remembers the Hungry at the Holidays

HILLSIDE, NJ – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which feeds thousands of hungry New Jerseyans every year, has launched a new campaign, with help from a generous donor, to promote Giving Tuesday, the national day of charitable giving, Nov, 29.

This anonymous donor has issued a $25,000 Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Challenge. On Nov. 29 only, every gift to the FoodBank will be doubled ...

Hoops for Humanity Raises $ to Benefit Youth Program

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The third annual Hoops for Humanity basketball tournament, sponsored by Nick's Pizza (42 S. Martine Ave., Fanwood), brought a record number of participants to Newmark School gym as teams of 3-on-3 squared off for local bragging rights.

The winning team, "The Veterans," was comprised of Carl Acito, AJ Prusik, Michael Lee and Bryce Edwards. Proceeds ...

PHOTOS: Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Girls Raise $500 in 10th Annual DECA Powder Puff Football Game

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – In a contest that was decided in the final seconds of the game, the senior girls defeated the juniors 6-0 to win the 10th Annual DECA Powder Puff Game at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School while raising money for charity.

Reigning MVP Sophie Brause scored the game’s winning and only touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter on a scramble into the ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop Holiday Hours Announced

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop, (1741 E.2nd St., Scotch Plains), will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 22 thru Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving The shop will reopen Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10:00 a.m. for the "'Black Saturday Sale." Every department will have items specially priced for holiday gift giving.

Tuesday, ...

Parish Pies: Saint Bartholomew’s Youth Group Overnight Pie Bake

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Saint Bart’s Youth Group baked and sold pies to fundraise for future service projects.  Pumpkin and apple pies were baked by high school students and parents alike, using recipes that have been Youth Group tradition for over 20 years. 

“It’s a successful fundraiser for the retreat weekend, and the kids always look ...

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Holiday Food Drive at the Scotch Plains Public Library

November 29, 2016

​SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Help make this holiday season hunger-free by dropping off non-perishable items at the Scotch Plains Public Library for donation to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and other local food pantries from now until Friday, Dec. 16.  

The following items are urgently needed:

Canned meat or fish
Powdered milk
Infant formula
Canned soups and ...

Family Portraits After the Death of a Family Member

One of the gifts of working in the field of children’s grief support is the support I receive from my family and friends. They always have their eyes peeled for interesting articles that relate to grief and loss. Usually they send the articles to me with a kind note, like “this made me think of you” or “thought you’d be interested in this!”

A few days ago my ...