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Cancer Survivors Win At Westfield's 10th Annual 'Pink Out'

October 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — As important as the match was for both Westfield and Union Catholic, the cause both teams played for put the volleyball result in the back seat Saturday. 

Union Catholic captured a three-set win in a likely preview of the upcoming Union County Tournament final. But the Scotch Plains win wasn’t the main event at Westfield High School's ...

Knights of Columbus to Host Wine Tasting Event on Oct. 19

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus will host their annual Wine Tasting event on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2400 North Ave., on the Westfield/Scotch Plains border.

Tickets are $30.00 per person. (Group rate: Buy 5 tickets and get sixth ticket free.) For further information, ...

Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

JCC Offers Free Cancer Recovery Fitness Program Thanks to Westfield-Based Charity

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With a grant from the Westfield-based Stad’s Crabfest Foundation, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is offering an eight-week cancer exercise training/recovery program for six qualified individuals who are undergoing or recently underwent treatment for cancer.

The program, which will run from Oct. 23 until Dec. 11, will provide hands-on training with ...

Union Catholic's First Special Needs Sports Day A Huge Success

SCOTCH PLANS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's first ever Special Needs Sports Day for kids and teens last Saturday, run by UC's C.R.A.Y.O.N Club, was a huge success.

The event, held in the courtyard at Union Catholic prior to the "Spike Out'' Autism volleyball match between UC and Paramus, attracted more than a dozen Special Needs kids. During the event, participants enjoyed ...

All Star Basketball Game Featuring Players from the Giants, Jets and Eagles on Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NFL players are coming to Scotch Plains-Fanwood to raise money for two good causes on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The All-Star Basketball Game sponsored by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be a great family FUN-raiser in which NFL players from Giants, Jets, and Eagles will take the court and play the town's All-Star students, ...

Chelsea donates $1,500 to Fanwood Rescue Squad

NEW JERSEY -- Chelsea Senior Living's annual golf outing raised more than $20,000 for volunteer rescue squads across New Jersey.

The Fanwood Rescue Squad is among the squads receiving $1,500.

Pictured are Councilman Tom Kranz, Director of Communications for Chelsea, Annette Watson, Executive Director of The Chelsea at Fanwood, and Brian Downing, Rescue Squad EMT.

The golf outing ...

Fanwood and Scotch Plains Residents Take Oaths as Advocates for Foster Youth

UNION COUNTY, NJ — State Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to 13 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County, including Carolyn Colonna of Fanwood and Judy Sturm of Scotch Plains. The volunteers came from 11 towns from across the County. 

CASA Volunteers are extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving abused, neglected or ...

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Kids and Community Raise $1,200+ for Homeless Vets with Lemonade Stand

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented a proclamation to Fanwood children (left to right) Olivia Haley, Dante Castronuovo and Ian Weisholtz who raised $1,265 for the Valley Brook Village Community for homeless veterans by selling lemonade. 

The second graders, who attend Brunner School, received a proclamation naming Sept. 17, 2018, in their honor along with a Key to the ...

Scenes from the Scotch Plains Farm-to-Table Fundraiser for Veterans Programs

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The second annual "From Farm to Table" fundraising dinner treated attendees with a six-course meal prepared by Brian Kirpan, from BK Private Dining and Catering, and other local chefs on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the "hedge property" next to the Scotch Plains Municipal Building.

Kirpan created the gourmet meal using farm fresh ...


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Upcoming Events


Thu, October 18, 4:00 PM

Westfield Neighborhood Council, Westfield

Halloween Costume Sale ($5 per costume)

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Fri, October 19, 7:00 PM

Knights of Columbus, Scotch Plains

Knights of Columbus Wine Tasting Event

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Sat, October 20, 8:30 AM

Scotch Plains

Fall Park Middle School Clothing Drive

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Grand Opening at Arbor Terrace Mountainside

October 9, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's.

It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and others who helped turn Arbor Terrace Mountainside from a dream into a ...