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Giving Back

May 20, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! for Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The answers ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The first annual Dave Cilio Color Run at Nettingham Middle School was held on Friday, May 13, to celebrate the life of the phys. ed. teacher who passed away in July 2021. Over 50 volunteers joined Nettingham students and staff as they took laps at the field outside the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Shane Sheppard was remembered again by his family and many friends, as the eighth annual Shane Stephen Sheppard Memorial Softball Tournament was played under sunny skies on Sunday, May 1, at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains. Shane Sheppard, a 2008 graduate of Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will host its annual Relay For Life on May 20, lasting from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. According to its website, Relay For Life is the world's largest volunteer-based fundraising event. For more than 36 years, communities across the world have come ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Long-time Scotch Plains resident Mark Johns received a plaque of appreciation from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL for his commitment and service working the grill in the snack bar at the high school during PAL football games in the fall. Johns' volunteer efforts were cited ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care is holding its annual fundraising gala on Thursday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. The honoree is Thomas Sharkey, Jr., a long-time board member of the non-profit organization and leader in the wider community. The event will be at The ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2022. Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. The most recent winner was Visions and Pathways.Bridgewater based Visions and Pathways ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) made donations to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad and the Fanwood Rescue Squad for their support during football season last fall. Each organization received $1,000 for their weekly service throughout the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- One Scotch Plains girl is going on an international mission… and she is doing so one stitch at a time. Ten-year-old Ella Burke wants to spread kindness, and her efforts to do so are going worldwide. The fifth grade Nettingham Middle School student, since learning about the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) recently received a $21,374 gift from the Scotch Plains Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local #87. The money was raised during the PBA's annual golf outing in the fall.  SMAC Inc. is a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood received a $7,500 donation from Dr. James Checchio and The Checchio Family Trust on March 22. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society, Dr. Checchio maintains a chiropractic ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scoops Ice Creamery (2014 US-22 East, Scotch Plains) will host a benefit for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Class of 2022 on Wednesday, April 6, from Noon to 9 p.m. A portion of the day's sales will benefit senior class activities.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Scholarship Foundation announced its first-ever Dining for Dollars fundraiser, which will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 6, in support with Fabio's Bistro (217 South Ave.) in Fanwood. Fabio’s will donate 15% of its sales to the foundation’s annual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Chipotle on 1620 Route 22 East (Watchung) hosts a fundraiser for Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Senior Class on Tues, April 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. One-third (33%) of sales will be donated for Senior Class activities. Order online for pickup using code H8RRYBL or the flier at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will be holding a food truck and craft festival at the school (667 Westfield Rd.) on Sunday, May 1 with all proceeds going towards supporting the high school's class of 2022. The fundraiser will last from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. In addition to the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County planted flags around Scotch Plains and Fanwood to raise money and awareness for the 1,468 children in the Union County welfare system in March. CASA’s mission is to recruit, screen, train, supervise and support community ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A Scotch Plains woman is offering a $500 reward for the return of her lost family heirloom ring in Westfield. Meredith Baumbach was walking her father’s dog in the area of Monument Circle on North Avenue Thursday evening when she thinks the ring slipped off of her pinky ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The youth group at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (IHM) in Scotch Plains made 137 baskets over the weekend for IHM food pantry guests. The "Families of Faith" group worked on the baskets the entire day on Sunday, creating 63 baskets in the morning, and 74 baskets at ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club has set up a collection to support Ukrainian refugees who have fled to surrounding countries as well as those who remain in the country. According to the United Nations, the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is preparing for its third annual virtual fundraiser, called Banding Together. It will be held nightly at 7:00 from March 28 to April 2 on CAU's facebook page. One of the musicians participating is South Plainfield native Cory Singer, who has been ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Visions and Pathways is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Visions and Pathways trustees Emily Benadon, Laurie Pellegrino, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian refugees without access to basic necessities. To date, nearly 1.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, many leaving behind necessary supplies. To support individuals in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian refugees without access to basic necessities. Over 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, many leaving behind necessary supplies. To support individuals in need, the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Chelsea Senior Living at Fanwood donated the proceeds from its 'Grab and Go Red' event on Thursday to the Fanwood Rescue Squad.  Members of the public were given a bag of chocolates and a bottle of wine for a donation to the cause.  The Fanwood Rescue Squad is a non-profit, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad announced its 12th annual Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for the all-volunteer unit will occur at the rescue squad building (1916 Bartle Ave.) on Sunday, Apr. 3, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee, and sausages will be ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "We have seen massive generosity, and we should be well stocked, but Wednesday was our biggest day yet in terms of guests. There was an endless stream of cars," said Geraldine Keough of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) food pantry on Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. "We're at a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A native of Ukraine’s capital living in Westfield is rallying support for his home country as it defends itself against Russian military assault. Max Ryvkin said that when he saw a picture of the democratically elected Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, the former world heavyweight ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — Through the years, the couple has become known as “Mr. and Mrs. Garwood” for their volunteer efforts. But Barbara and Allan Tweedle are themselves in need of support. Barbara Tweedle, 63, has been diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer and the medical bills are mounting, Jennifer ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood hosted its "Grab & Go Red," on Thursday, Feb. 24, with donations benefiting the Fanwood Rescue Squad. Cars lined up even before the 4 p.m. start time for the exchange of chocolate and a bottle of wine in return for a $10 donation to the Rescue Squad, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Community Foundation (FCF), an organization that aims to help where the needs are the greatest and the benefits to the Fanwood community are most substantial, is proud to announce the six local nonprofits that were awarded grants totaling $7,300 in 2021. “We’re honored ...

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