Scotch Plains-Fanwood First Responders Receive Awards at Knights of Columbus' 42nd Ceremony

April 30, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus of Scotch Plains held its 42 annual awards ceremony for public safety first responders of Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Wednesday, April 26 at its headquarters on 2400 North Ave.

Awards were presented by Seth McQuillan, Grand Knight. The Knights of Columbus Father John Nelligan Council is based at St. Bartholomew the Apostole Church, Scotch ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation's Mother's Day Dollars for Diapers Campaign

NEW JERSEY -- This Mother’s Day, join Moms Helping Moms (MHM) in our fight to lessen the burden for NJ Moms who struggle to provide diapers for their children. Diaper need is the challenge to provide babies with clean, dry diapers. For some, purchasing diapers for a baby can be huge cost and burden. A baby ...

World War II Veteran and Longtime Fanwood Recycling Center Director Alan Ebersole Dies at 94

FANWOOD, NJ -- Wearing a World War II veteran's hat on his head and overseeing the Fanwood Recycling Center for decades, Alan Ebersole was one of the most recognizable of Fanwood's residents. Ebersole, who was to be honored as a Grand Marshal in the upcoming Memorial Day parade, died at his home this week at the age of 94.


"You'd have to live it to ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Taking Action To Prevent Child Abuse

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- April is National Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, and the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is designating a week this month to raise awareness and understanding locally.

From April 24-28, the Y will host Five Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention, a series of events and activities designed to inform the community about how to recognize, prevent and report ...

Canine Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients and Loved Ones at Center for Hope Hospice

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., April 21, 2017 – Rio, Atlas, Coco and Karl are a special breed of volunteer at the Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care. The canines bring their comforting presence and the benefits of animal therapy to patients and their loved ones at both of the Center’s two residences—Peggy’s House in Scotch Plains and Father Hudson House in ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

Willow Grove Church Hosts Service-Oriented Knitting Group

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting a new group for anyone who knits or crochets with an eye toward mission and service.  The group, called KniTTogether, is a weekly gathering to talk and socialize and create for a common cause.  Knitters will be making crib-sized baby blankets to be donated to Raphael’s Life House in Elizabeth.

Raphael’s ...

More Than 1,000 Expected to Participate in Greta’s Run in Westfield Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greta’s Run, a 5K run, walk, roll and fundraiser for people of all abilities organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann takes place this Sunday at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield. Online registration ends Friday at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $30.

Greta was Westfield High School freshman in 2002 when she died from injuries after a large tree ...

Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council Honor Three Noteworthy Fanwood Residents

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented proclamations and resolutions to three noteworthy Fanwood residents during the April 17th regular meeting of the Mayor and Council.

Dale Flowers, owner of the Scotchwood Florist flower shop on South Ave., was honored for his many years on the Planning Board, a position from which he retired last December. Flowers also serves as the ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Residents Organize Fundraiser for Beloved "Ice Cream Lady" Marta Bado

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Marta Bado was more than just the "Ice Cream Lady" in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, she was a fixture at local children's birthday parties, attended block parties, greeted everyone with a smile and brought cold refreshment and warm fuzzies everywhere she went.

Marta passed suddenly on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She will forever be a part of our ...

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Comedy Night Fundraiser Event to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Features Comedians Joe Carney and Rich McDonald on May 12

April 22, 2017

The Clark Soccer Club is proud to pursue community involvement to fight Multiple Sclerosis and vows to “Kick MS” by focusing their spring season on raising awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The club is offering a variety of ways for the community to get involved and support this worthy cause. 

One event is a comedy night fundraiser featuring Comedians ...

Boxing Legend Gerry Cooney Takes on Westfield Doctor in Fight Night Benefit for Children of YCS

April 21, 2017

Dear Editor:

My name is Ronen Gold. I am a Westfield resident and an oral surgeon in town. On Saturday evening, June 3, at the W Hoboken Hotel, I am going to step into the ring to fight against (Fanwood's) Gerry Cooney. Yes, the well-known heavyweight fighter. No, I have not lost my mind.

This exhibition fight is a charity event which will benefit Youth Consultation ...