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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Send Cards to Detention Camp

December 14, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Middle and Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created Christmas cards to send greetings and positive thoughts to adolescent immigrants who have been detained for several months at the Tornillo detention camp in West Texas after fleeing violence in Central America.

The facility, which was supposed to be temporary, houses 2,400 currently and the ...

Fanwood Seniors Club Annual Holiday Luncheon

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Seniors Club annual holiday luncheon on Monday, Dec. 10, featured live entertainment by the SPF High School Moonglowers and a fabulous menu of prime rib, salmon and chicken picatta at Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains.

In existence for more than 60 years, The Fanwood Senior Club meets several times a month to offer senior citizens ...

Scotch Plains Police Toy Drive a Big Success This Year

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police department's toy drive was very successful in 2018. The following organizations were the recipients:

Saint Bartholomew’s Church, which distributes directly to 13 Scotch Plains families in hardship. The remainder of the gifts go to Newark for distribution thru the Archdiocese.
The Evangel Church, which distributes the toys evenly ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Teen Hunger Summit

EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  

Students participated in breakout workshops related to ...

Santa Visits Fanwood's 'Christmas House'

FANWOOD, NJ -- Crowds of kids young and old lined up in front of the Roser house (AKA "The Christmas House") on Paterson Road to see the annual display and to visit with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8th.

Greg Roser and his family light up their house every year at their own expense to raise money for the NJ Institute for Disabilities. This year, their goal is to raise ...

Shovlin Mattress Factory Donates $3,100 to Breast Cancer Research

FANWOOD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory, a family-owned business in downtown Fanwood, has donated $3,100 to Play For P.I.N.K. to help fight breast cancer.

This was the second year in a row that the small business has donated five percent of sales of its high-end Nirvana mattresses from the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to the local event, which raises money for the ...

Arbor Terrace 'Handbags For The Holidays' Event Benefits Alzheimer's Association of New Jersey

Arbor Terrace Mountainside is hosting Handbags for the Holidays, a bingo fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association of New Jersey.

The event is open to Arbor Terrace Mountainside residents and families, local senior care professionals, and other seniors and their families in Union County.

Funds will be raised through event admission, a 50/50 raffle and the sale of light ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Mayor's Charity Gala on Dec. 1

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 28th annual Scotch Plains Mayor's Charity Gala brought out elected officials, business and community leaders and the friends and family of local police, fire and rescue squads to raise money for the first responders' charitable efforts at Shackamaxon Country Club on Saturday, Dec. 1. 

"Thank you for attending this gala in honor of our ...

Fanwood Lions Club and Fanwood Fire Dept. Begin Annual Christmas Tree Sale

FANWOOD, NJ -- For those looking for a Christmas tree, the Fanwood Lions Club and Fanwood Fire Department are hosting the annual Christmas tree sale at LaGrande Park!

Sales begin Saturday, Dec. 1, at 9:00 a.m., and continue on the following schedule: Thursdays & Fridays: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.. All other times, self-serve.

Fanwood 'Christmas House' Again Lights Up The Holidays; Will Welcome Santa on Dec. 8 and Raise $ for NJ Institute for Disabilities

FANWOOD, NJ -- The famous "Christmas House" in Fanwood, located at 83 Paterson Road, is being lighted for the holiday season again this year. 

Visitors can stop by the "Christmas House" from now through January 8th to enjoy the lavish display of lights. There is no charge, but donations are accepted for the New Jersey Institute for ...


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Blood Drive to Be Held on Dec. 18 at Knights of Columbus

December 15, 2018

This Holiday Season give the gift that people can't live without...Donate Blood!

The Greater Westfield Chapter of UNICO, Westfield Knights of Columbus and Saint Helen's Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, December 18, from 3 to 8pm. It will be held at the Westfield Knights of Columbus, 2400 North Avenue, Scotch Plains.

All donors will receive a free ...