Jam Kancer in The Kan to Hold Summer Jam event on Sat, Aug. 19, at Darby Road

August 14, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Jam Kancer in The Kan Foundation will hold its inaugural Summer Jam fundraising event on Saturday, August 19, at Darby Road (450 Park Ave., Scotch Plains), beginning at 11:00 a.m. when the restaurant opens.

Darby Road will donate 20% of its revenue that day/night back to the Foundation. In addition to food and drink specials, there will be Kan Jam ...

Lemonade Stand in Scotch Plains for Summer

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In honor of what would have been her granddaughter Summer's third birthday, Jo-Ann Crifasi will host a lemonade stand to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research on Sunday, August 20, after the 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. masses at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains.

To learn more about Summer's short but brave life, click here. The Noon mass ...

Westfield-Based Crisis Listening Line to Offer Suicide Prevention Training and Volunteering Opportunities

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

Are you an empty nester or retiree looking for flexible and rewarding volunteering opportunities?

Become a volunteer listener at Caring Contact, the crisis listening line located in Westfield. Caring Contact will be offering Excellence in Listening training beginning Sept. 18 at the First ...

Here's How Some Veterans Can Participate in New Free Parking Meter Program

UNION COUNTY, NJ  - The Union County Clerk's office can help disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in the county obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi said veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at her ...

Rain Does Not Dampen Ice Cream Social for Fanwood Seniors

FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Ice Cream Social at The Chelsea at Fanwood, which co-sponsored the event with the Borough, was another huge success this year as rain could not keep away many of our senior friends from inside and outside the Chelsea.

Community Relations Directors Pam Gabel and Ken Gelb dished out the ice cream and toppings to the guests, including Joe Bruno, President of ...

Jam Kancer in the Kan Effort Born in Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raises $250,000 for Research

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- What began as a backyard event has now evolved into a movement that has generated over $231,000 for cancer-related charities and organizations. The fourth annual Scotch Plains/Fanwood Jam Kancer In The Kan event will take place on Sept. 23, 2017.

The success has led to the creation of the Jam Kancer In The Kan Foundation. Its mission statement is simple: to provide ...

Brunner Elementary School Students Raise Over $500 Through Lemonade Stand

FANWOOD, NJ – Three students from Brunner Elementary School ran a lemonade stand in front of a Fanwood home on Saturday, July 22 to raise $529 for the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.

Olivia Haley, Ian Weisholtz and Dante Castronuovo, classmates in Mrs. Amber Jarrett’s kindergarten class last year, came up with the idea at the end of the school ...

Local Basketball Academy Is a Slam Dunk for Special Needs Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Monday night at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, the Wolves Basketball Academy’s (WBA) summer basketball league played its championship game. Players from the two finalists went back and forth exchanging baskets in hopes of lifting the trophy.

From afar, the game looks no different from any other summer rec game: high school and college students shooting ...

Somerset Patriots Golf Outing Set For Monday, September 11th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Play golf with the Somerset Patriots at their 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, NJ on Sept. 11.

The Golf Classic is a five-player celebrity scramble, with each foursome being matched up with a Somerset Patriots player or coach. There will be a shotgun start at noon and different contests on the course to win ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club Honored at Scotch Plains Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club was honored at the Scotch Plains Township Council meeting last Tuesday for winning the Governor's Award as the best Rotary Club in the State. 

Pictured with Mayor Al Smith are Steve Goldberg, President of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club, and Carmela Resnick, the organization's Immediate Past President.

The ...

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Free Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training Offered to Union County Residents

August 7, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for people interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. starting Aug. 15 and until Sept. 28. The classes will be offered at the RCC office in Westfield in the Colleen Fraser county services building at 300 North Ave.