Somerset Patriots and Steve Kalafer Receive 4-H K9 Dano Award

January 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

Sheelen's Donates $3,000 to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders Boosters

FANWOOD, NJ -- Sheelen's Crossing donated $3,000 for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Boosters Club last week. The donation is a result of the bar/bistro's year-long Bloody Mary bar, which was co-sponsored by Tito's Vodka.

Sean Flannery, owner of Sheelen's Crossing, presented the check to Fanwood Councilwoman Erin McElroy Barker, Mayor Colleen Mahr, and Matt Tibbals of ...

MLK Day of Service Honors Lifelong Scotch Plains Resident and Volunteer Marie Leppert

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At the opening ceremony for the 9th annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, longtime community volunteer Marie Leppert was honored with the third annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood Martin Luther King Day of Service Award at the JCC.  The award was presented by Sylvia Hicks, the 2017 honoree along with the Honorable Leland S. McGee, the ...

Scenes from the 9th Annual MLK Day of Service in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nearly 1,000 volunteers across Scotch Plains-Fanwood participated in the 9th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Volunteers of all ages were involved in various activities in the community, including providing food to the hungry and sending Valentine's cards to U.S. troops serving overseas.

"Today I had ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 9th Annual MLK Day of Service Schedule for Mon, Jan. 15

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 9th annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood MLK Day of Service is takes place this Monday, Jan. 15. The Opening Program begins at the JCC at 10:00 a.m. Adults and families are welcome to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Volunteer opportunities take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all ...

Rotary-Frazee House Restoration Conducts Major Fundraising Campaign

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A major fundraising effort is being undertaken to finish the final restoration of the Rotary-Frazee House (1451 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains). To date, $600,000 has been raised to restore the Revolutionary War period home of Gershom Frazee and his wife, Elizabeth "Aunt Betty" Frazee.

Another $200,000 is needed to complete the work, ...

With Blood Supplies Low, Drives Will Be Held Across Union County and The State

NEW JERSEY -- With local hospitals and residents are in need of blood this winter, Community Blood Services, will hold 47 community blood drives throughout January, in seven New Jersey counties to address the shortage.

The process is quick and easy, and no advance registration is required. All donors will receive a free cholesterol screening, and in addition will be given access – ...

Tickets Still Available for Center for Hope’s 22nd Annual Super Bowl Raffle

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Tickets are still available for the annual Father Charles Hudson Super Bowl Raffle to benefit The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care This is the 22nd year that the non-profit organization is raffling off two tickets to the Super Bowl as the first prize. This year’s game will be played in Minneapolis. The grand prize winner will also receive a flight ...

Scotch Plains Police Lead Toy Donation Effort for Area Families

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains PBA President Officer Zack VonLangen is pictured here with Sgt. Jerry Brown, who ran the local toy drive that collected over 120 toys to several poverty stricken families in Scotch Plains who are assisted by Saint Bartholomew’s food pantry.

The donated toys went to families in Union County through Evangel Church, Saint ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS DECA Students Donate $3,000+ and Equipment to Let’s Play It Forward

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- “It is not every day that someone emails us and says we have a large donation for you,” John Lombardi of the charity Let’s Play It Forward, told the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School DECA chapter on Dec. 20. 

John and his co-founder Jason Miller came to the school to accept a check from the SPF DECA chapter for $3004, the ...

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Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 19, 2018

NEW JERSEY -- This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood ...