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Girl Scouts Visit Plainfield YMCA Shelter Residents

March 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 40879, from Holy Trinity School in Westfield, spent a Sunday afternoon on March 19th preparing a meal for the residents of the Plainfield YMCA shelter.  

Troop members prepared a homemade salad, baked ziti, meatballs, and oatmeal cinnamon cookies in advance of their visit.  The girls then served the residents the dinner they had prepared, accompanied ...

Scotch Plains Rescue Squad to Host annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 26

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad (1916 Bartle Avenue, Scotch Plains) will host its 8th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 26, from from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per person – all you can eat. Get a picture taken with your family, enter at a chance to win raffle baskets, and enjoy a warm breakfast with your neighbors and ...

Jana Fallon of Fanwood and Carmen Ayala and Linda Jenkins-Davis of Scotch Plains Sworn in as Foster Child Advocates

Elizabeth, NJ -- Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely has administered oaths to 16 new volunteers, including Jana Fallon of Fanwood and Carmen Ayala and Linda Jenkins-Davis of Scotch Plains,  who stepped up as extra eyes and ears for Family Court judges on cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children now placed in foster care.

The new child ...

Congregation Beth Israel Makes Sandwiches for Local Youth Center

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared sandwiches for Plainfield’s Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) on Wednesday, Feb.15.  The synagogue’s Social Action committee organizes monthly sandwich-making sessions for volunteers of all ages to prepare after-school snacks for participants at the youth center. Sandwiches are ...

Fundraiser at Oh' Brian's on the Green Supports Police Unity Tour

CLARK, NJ - Revelers enjoyed a free pig roast at Oh’ Brian’s in the Green Saturday afternoon, while raising funds in support of the annual Police Unity Tour. The tour, which increases awareness of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a multi-day bicycling event that draws law enforcement riders from across the country.

“Four will ride from ...

Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains Features Special Music and Service Projects During Lent

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church of Scotch Plains invites the community to come to worship services and participate in local service projects during the season of Lent.  Each week the Sunday worship at 10:00 am will include special music that invite people to reflect on their spiritual journeys.  A new service opportunity for all ages will be an opportunity to serve ...

Slides and Flips Will Help Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball 12U Team Get to Cooperstown

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Raider Slides (and flip-flops) will help the Scotch Plains-Fanwood 12U team pitch, hit, run and slide in Cooperstown this summer.

The baseball league and the players themselves are raising money to send two teams to the tournament in July. Members of the community can help by purchasing a pair (or two).

The online store closes Friday, March 31st, so ...

Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Celebrates 2016-17 Grant Winners at 4th Annual Beefsteak Dinner

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – - The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood (EEF of SPF)’s 4th Annual Beefsteak Dinner and Grant Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday March 9th at The Italian American Club in Scotch Plains.

The winter fundraiser was sold out as 220 guests enjoyed delicious food catered by Nightengale Catering, mingled with friends and ...

Congregation Beth Israel Delivers Gift Bags for Purim

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers from the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared gift bags with groggers, treats and traditional hamentashen cookies to be delivered to the entire congregation on Sunday, March 5, before the Jewish holiday of Purim. 

Seventh grade students in Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School also participated in this Purim ...

Nick's Pizza Hosts Fundraiser for Magnet School Class of 2017 on Weds, March 8

FANWOOD, NJ --  Nick's Pizza (42 South Martin Ave.) hosts a giveback day on Wednesday, March 8th from 5-8 p.m. to benefit the Union County Magnet High School Class of 2017.

The Magnet High School in Scotch Plains is part of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to offset the cost of Prom and other ...

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Free Presentation on Volunteering and Jobs for 55+ in Westfield

March 20, 2017

An informational program on “Job and Volunteer Opportunities for People 55+”  will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. at The Senior Resource Center at The Lavy House, 748 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The presentation by Sheri Brown, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) Career Specialist and Nathalie Garcia, JFS RSVP Project Coordinator (Retired ...