Giving Back

December 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care has much to be thankful for this holiday season. On December 10, at their annual holiday party, members of the non-profit organization’s Auxiliary presented Center President, Frank Brady, with a record-breaking year-end donation ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.; ...

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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Seventh-graders from Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains performed in a Mitzvah Clown troupe to entertain residents of The Chelsea at Fanwood, an Assisted Living Community, on Sunday, Nov. 18.   The students had been trained as Mitzvah Clowns (clowns who perform good ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Several inches of snow and nightmare traffic around the Garden State didn’t stop Scotch Plains mom Tami Eagle Bowling's 3rd annual Survive & Thrive fundraiser from raising big bucks to help end breast cancer. Held for the first time at The James Ward Mansion in Downtown ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brownie Troop 40181 along with a few friends filled 30 boxes of traditional Thanksgiving dinners to be donated for those that can use a little help this holiday season. They even decorated some placemats to add to their boxes. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of Scotch Plains native Jessica Yorkovich, who was born with Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA), a rare congenital bone marrow failure disease.   Jessica has been on medication for all of her life to help control her ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The annual Tiny Tim Carol Night fundraiser is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood will sing seasonal songs and collect donations for the Tiny Tim Fund in their neighborhoods. The Tiny Tim Fund is a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Second Chance Toys has announced the donation of their 300,000th toy. Over the years this charitable nonprofit has been working to promote collections of gently used plastic toys and match them with organizations that serve children in need. The 300,000th toy came ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  American Legion Post 209 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFM) 10122, will conduct the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 am with the laying of wreaths at the Veterans Monument at Park Avenue and Front Street in Scotch Plains. At  12:00 Noon ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Five students from School One, along with their parents, helped to organize a clothing drive to provide people in need with good quality new or used clothing to developing countries.  The drive also helps raise funds the the 4th grade at School One. The money is used ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its 28th annal Mayor's Charity Gala, an evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shackamaxon Country Club.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scotch Plains Police Foundation, Scotch Plains ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The members of the Scotch Plains Policeman’s Benevolent Association are kicking off their  Annual “Toys For Tots” toy drive.  New toys & games are needed for this year’s drive to be a success. All donations may be dropped-off at the Scotch Plains Police Department, in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up to help to help Amanda Taylor has raised almost $5,000 in donations, but still has a long way to go, according to Carol Williams Sommero, a Scotch Plains resident and a parishioner of St Bartholomew's Church for 45 years. Sommero's daughter, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Top officials from the Township of Scotch Plains -- including Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella, Deputy Manager Margaret Heisey and Recreation Director DJ Salvante -- held a brief ceremony to thank the Dalal Family Foundation for donating the furniture to the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Lisa Mohn, co-chair of the Scotch Plains Farmers Market, presents Elaine Coupe with a check donation $1500 for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Hometown Heroes Banner program. The money represented part of the funds raised at the second annual "From Farm to Table" benefit dinner ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Knights of Columbus - Westfield hosted its annual wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, Oct. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2400 North Ave., on the Westfield/Scotch Plains border. The money raised supports the Knights' charitable efforts, including helping ...

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FANWOOD, NJ --  Fanwood celebrated the 10 year anniversary of First Children’s School at its recent Council meeting. School Principal Kathy Gorski and owner Matt Hess accepted a proclamation celebrating the school’s 10th anniversary in the Borough. First Children’s offers education for kids ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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