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Girl Scouts Pet Care Workshop Returns for Second Year

March 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Scotch Plains Junior Girl Scout troop 40288 recently repeated last year’s Pet Care workshop for Brownie Girl Scouts. Two troops of Brownies attended the January event at Brunner School, where they earned the “Pets” badge through activities such as learning about pet care, playing “animal charades,” and making made bird feeders, chew toys and dog beds.

Participants also donated pet food and supplies, which will donated with the dog beds and chew toys to an animal shelter in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The workshop was a money-earning event for the 5th-grade Junior Girl Scout troop, which is saving for a future trip to Disney World. Last year their money-earning efforts culminated in a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Pennsylvania.

Fanwood-Scotch Plains is one of 138 communities in Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, which serves over 25,000 girls and 11,000 adult members in 7 counties across central New Jersey. For more information, call (908) 518-4400 or go to

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Dog Last Seen in Westfield

October 25, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Lost dog, last seen on Tuttle Parkway, not far from the Westfield-Scotch Plains border. Her name is Brownie and she isn't wearing any tags or a collar.

Please call Elise Smiljanic if seen at 201-280-2385.

Renovations for Adding Home Value

Everybody wants the most money possible for their home when it comes time to sell, and buyers in today’s market want an updated, move-in ready home. In order to get what you want, or need, out of your home, you may have to do some updates before moving. But how do you know which renovations to tackle and which ones might be better left for the next owners? Let’s take a look at some of ...

A New Vision for Scotch Plain's Downtown Business District

October 19, 2016

Dear Editor:

The downtown business district in Scotch Plains and its revitalization has been a topic of on and off interest by municipal officials for decades. It may seem almost the proverbial third rail of local politics. Nevertheless, we are not deterred and want to offer an alternative vision and path forward. 

Mayor Glover's administration has favored an approach centered ...

The Beatles Next: The Solo Years at Westfield Memorial Library

October 25, 2016

On Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present “The Beatles Next: The Solo Years” by rock historian Vince Bruno. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Bruno will focus on continuing the highlights of the “solo” post-Beatles careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo. He will explore the aftermath of The Beatles legacy and how ...

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