Scotch Plains Cub Scouts Help Fellow Scouts in Texas Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

October 22, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Cub Scout Pack 34 from Evergreen School reached out and connected with Pack 287 in Beaumont, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Some of the Texas families lost everything in the storm.


Pack 34 took up a collection for camping gear and gift cards to send to Pack 287 in Beaumont so that they can start rebuilding their Scouting ...

Mayor's Gala to Honor Scotch Plains Volunteers, Raise Funds for Frazee House on Dec. 8

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 27th Annual Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. at the Shackamaxon Country Club. This year's honorees are:

Paulette Coronato (Female Volunteer of the Year)
Vincent Losavio (Male Volunteer of the Year)
Pamela & Rich Duthie (Couple of the Year)
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House ...

Fanwood-Chelsea Nurse Finds Heartbreaking Conditions in Puerto Rico

FANWOOD, NJ -- After spending a week in post-hurricane Puerto Rico, going door to door looking for survivors in need of medicine, treatment and even surgery, Dawn Shourt is left with troubling images of desperate people living on the edge.

“There’s a house we went in with a husband and wife, probably in their 70’s,” recalled Shourt, Regional Director of Health Services ...

Scenes from Knights of Columbus Wine Tasting Fundraiser

SCOTCH PLAINS/WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus held its annual wine tasting event  at the Westfield Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 2400 North Ave. on the Westfield/Scotch Plains border, on Friday, Oct. 13.

Proceeds from the event will go to the PAL Mack Fund and the Council's Welfare Fund for the ill and disabled.

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop Halloween Ready

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League Thrift Shop (1741 East Second St., Scotch Plains) is ready for Halloween.

The shop’s annual Halloween costume sale starts on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Racks will be filled with costume choices in a wide range of sizes. Costume accessories like masks, hats, scarves, shoes, gloves and other props will also be ...

Scotch Plains Council Honors Young Jam Kancer Participants

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council issued a proclamation on Tuesday evening at its Council Conference Meeting recognizing the participants of Jam Kancer in the Kan and its fundraising efforts for Pediatric Cancer research.

Since the event was created in 2014 as a backyard event, the movement has now generated over $231,000 for cancer-related charities.

The mission ...

Chelsea Nurse Heads to Puerto Rico to Assist Recovery, Offer Jobs

FANWOOD, NJ  -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it has caused our fellow Americans on Puerto Rico, a Chelsea Senior Living nurse is traveling to the island to help in the recovery and to interview candidates for jobs as aides in Chelsea’s New Jersey properties.

Dawn Shourt, RN, is one of Chelsea’s Regional Directors of Health Services and is traveling ...

Bake Sale for Puerto Rico Raises Over $800 in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- The bake sale organized by Olivia Kanterman outside Nick's Pizza in Fanwood raised more than $400 from patrons on Sunday to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. Additionally, a corporate match will bring the total to more than $800.

"It was such an amazing turnout. We were touched by the number of people who donated money to help Americans in ...

CROP Hunger Walk in Scotch Plains on Oct. 15

On Sunday, October 15 there will be a community-wide CROP Hunger Walk. The starting point is at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church (1961 Raritan Rd.). 

Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the 5K walk starting shortly after an opening prayer at 2 p.m. 

Congregations and individuals are invited to participate. Click here for more information on the walk or to ...

Bake Sale at Nick's Pizza in Fanwood to Raise Funds for Puerto Rico

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Terrill School fifth grader Olivia Kanterman has held many lemonade stands raising money for the Wildlife Federation. Now she wants to take her skills to help the people suffering in Puerto Rico.

Olivia will host a bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. in front of Nick's Pizza & Deli (42 So. Martine ...

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Veteran's Appreciation Day at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains on Nov. 5

October 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- NJVetsConnect will be hosting a special "Veteran's Appreciation Day" on Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in honor of the upcoming Veteran's Day.  

NJ VetsConnect is a group who's mission is to bring Veteran's together in Fellowship, Camaraderie and Connection.  Led by a group of military veterans, the ...