Giving Back

May 23, 2020

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Glenn Stuart of B Street Band will be among the performers of the NJ Shore Musicians Online Music Festival that takes place Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-25) on Facebook Live.  The event has assembled a lineup of the best local Jersey Shore musicians, each of whom will ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The doors of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA may be closed, but the Y is open for good with team members working to assist their neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 15, the Y held a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The gym was turned ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having just reopened after a six-week hiatus, No. 1 Chinese Kitchen has generously participated in several donation events, including providing 23 meals to front line workers at two ICU units at Overlook Medical Center in Summit.   The SPF FLAG delivery also included 20 hot ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- After the story detailing his battle against coronavirus appeared in TAPintoSPF, Sheelen's Crossing owner Sean Flannery heard from customers, relatives, friends and fraternity brothers who had not known that he was ill and overcame the virus.  Related: Fanwood Bar Owner Sean ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Patricia and Henry Mazzucca were the first winners of the Fanwood police department's inspirational messages contest on Friday, May 1. Officers Dan Piccola and Tim Green made the special delivery of two pizzas from Fabio's Bistro. The prizes are sponsored by the Fanwood PBA ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Officials from Scotch Plains and Fanwood showed appreciation for the municipal workers who are keeping the towns going during the coronavirus pandemic.  On Thursday, April 30, Mayor Al Smith and Council Members Elizabeth Stamler, Ted Spera, and Roc White picked up ...

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Scotch Plains Performing Arts Groups Come Together for Virtual Benefit Concert to Raise Money for the FSP Rotary COVID-19 Relief  SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Theatrical Artist’s Prep of Scotch Plains presents “ONE SONG,” a virtual benefit concert on Friday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. The live-streamed ...

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NEW JERSEY --  The Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds will fly over New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 28, in a show of support to honor healthcare heroes and essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting at 12 noon, the flyovers will ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club is raising money to benefit local health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a celebration of its 60th year in business, Family Investors Company in Fanwood has agreed to match the next $1,960 in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 5th Annual Rockin’ For Autism went on not as planned in La Grande Park, but virtually on Saturday, April 25. Concert organizers, the Banks family, announced the event will be broadcast online because of social distancing requirements in the state of New Jersey. The event ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Nicole Nolan, Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is encouraging W+H students to give back in a safe and impactful way during the COVID-19 crisis.  Several Upper School students have begun remotely tutoring students from ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the YMCA’s gym (1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains). For more information or to make an appointment to donate, sign up ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser tonight at 7:00 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Call it a "Caravan of Caring." On Sunday, 25 classic cars, rolled up for Fabio’s Bistro (217 South Ave, Fanwood), collected pizzas, delivered them to healthcare workers on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. Pizzas, with a “Thank You” note attached to each box, were ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The show must go on... Rockin’ For Autism will happen, no matter what. That’s the loud-and-clear message from concert organizers, announcing the signature fundraiser for autism awareness month will now be broadcasted online next Saturday, April 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  As ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Nurses at Overlook Medical Center have reached out to the Fanwood Scotch Plains Rotary Club with an urgent request.  The nurses need extension cords that will keep I.V. pumps in the hall and minimize exposure, new hair ties and head bands (since the nurses are unable to get ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Lisa Mohn of Apple Blossom Flower and Candy Shop, who spearheaded the Corona Rainbows™ fundraiser, presented checks to members of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, Mayor Colleen Mahr, and Mayor Al Smith on Thursday, April 17.  "We are just so ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Residents of Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Mountainside, Garwood, Cranford and Clark combined their efforts in an area wide food bank/drive on Friday, April 10, at Shovlin Mattress Factory in Fanwood and other locations to benefit the Rahway Food For Friends Food ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD/WESTFIELD, NJ -- Scotch Plains residents are invited to participate in an area wide food bank/drive on Friday, April 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Shovlin Mattress Factory at 35 South Ave. in Fanwood to benefit the Rahway Food For Friends Food Bank & Soup Kitchen ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Borough of Fanwood and Township of Scotch Plains designated the FSP Rotary club to create a centralized committee, SPF Resource Central, for people needing information about available resources during the Coronavirus pandemic.  The goal is to assist the towns during ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- During the coronavirus pandemic, NY Blood Center has worked hard to bring attention to the critical need to maintain an adequate blood supply.  About 75% of blood donations in our region come from blood drives that are hosted by schools, organizations and businesses.

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Mercerville, NJ – New Jersey’s non-profit community is suffering already significant negative effects as a result of the novel Coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey report released by the Center for Non-Profits. From March 13 to 17, 2020, the Center, in partnership with the Council of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Some signs of business life in Scotch Plains -- for the Stage House, at least. The Stage House Tavern (366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains), which is offering family meals (to feed a family of four) at a price of $22.95 has seen an uptick in business since announcing the deal, which ...

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Annual fundraiser – which has raised $72,000 to date – has big plans to reach its all-time fundraising goal during a day of great music, food and fun FANWOOD, NJ – Rockin’ For Autism is set, once again, with a line-up of musical acts, fun and food at its fifth-annual music festival, scheduled ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- To kick off the season of Lent, St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church offered a parish-wide service day called “Do Something -- Building Community Through Service" on Sunday, March 1st.  The day was inspired by the Mathew West song “Do Something.” Over 500 volunteers -- as ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – New Jersey State Sen. Joseph Cryan, who represents the 20th District, recently toured the Center for Hope’s residence in Elizabeth, where he had the opportunity to see firsthand the breadth of residential services offered by the Center. He was accompanied on his visit by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club's annual Casino Night is one of the top social events of the community, and this year's event at Shackamaxon Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 25, was no exception. Attendees played Blackjack, Texas Hold'em, Roulette, Three-Card ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood ice hockey team volunteered at the Mandy Reichman Feeding program at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield on Tuesday February 25. Mandy Reichman was an Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School alum who succumbed to cancer in 2001. It was her wish that her ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Congregation B’nai Israel in Basking Ridge will host an inspiring afternoon filled with wonderful music, video screenings, Holocaust survivor presentations, and gourmet refreshments at the Violins of Hope – New Jersey Fundraiser and Holocaust Remembrance Reception on Sunday, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nineteen residents from Scotch Plains and Fanwood take the 27th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) on Saturday, Feb. 22. Another record year is anticipated with close to 7,500 plungers registered and nearly $2 ...

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