Fanwood Recreation Presents 8th Annual Fanwood 5K on Sat., Oct. 21

October 16, 2017

Fanwood 5K Superhero Run & Family Fun Run
Fanwood Recreation will present the 8th Annual Fanwood 5K on Saturday, October 21st

FANWOOD, NEW JERSEY -- On Saturday, October 21, the Fanwood Recreation Commission will be hosting the 8th Annual Fanwood 5K Superhero Run & Family Fun Run at LaGrande Park.

The 5K Superhero Run will begin at 4:00 p.m. Prior to that, the one-mile ...

Play for P.I.N.K. Breast Cancer Walk Raises $2,600 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains participated in its second annual Walk for Breast Cancer Research as 140 attendees helped raise over $2,600 towards the cause on Saturday morning.

The participants trekked one mile through the downtown district while raising important awareness for a disease that affects the lives of so many.

Councilwoman Rose Checchio, a breast cancer ...

Scotch Plains Mayors Wellness Health and Wellness Fair Takes Place Sat, Oct. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Mayors Wellness Health and Wellness Fair  featuring a variety of health and wellness experts will take place this Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 10:00 a.m. 

The event will take place on the Alan Augustine Green, located next to Town Hall (430 Park Ave.). Everything will take place outside on the Green with the exception of the Flu Shots ...

Able Body Spa Celebrates Third Anniversary in Downtown Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Able Body Spa celebrated its third anniversary in downtown Scotch Plains with balloons, food and sangria, and free chair massages on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Mayor Al Smith was among the scores of customers and supporters who attended the celebration at Able Body Spa, which specializes in massage, skin care, hair, makeup and beauty. is Scotch ...

Drug Awareness Program: Hidden in Plain Sight

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Departments will participate in an open community forum on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Road Park to address some key indicators of drug use that might be overlooked in a child's life.

The event is free for residents to attend. 

Other sponsors of the event include the Municipal Alliance ...

Scotch Plains to Host Breast Cancer Walk on Sat, Oct. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its annual 1 Mile Walk for Breast Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 14 with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Alan Augustine Village Green next to the Municiple Building  on Park Ave.

Registration for this event is $15 for adults and $5 for kids with all proceeds benefiting Play for P.I.N.K., a non-profit organization dedicated ...

Chelsea Senior Living Raises $20,000+ for Fanwood Rescue Squad and Other Volunteer First Responders

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Chelsea Senior Living’s annual golf outing raised over $20,000 for volunteer first responders in the 13 New Jersey communities that are home to Chelsea assisted living residences.

The golf outing, held Wednesday, Sept. 20, attracted 100 golfers from various companies and Chelsea sponsors who played 18 holes at Fiddler’s Elbow Golf Club in Bedminster, ...

Fanwood Welcomes Fanwood Eye Care to Downtown Business District

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr helped cut the ribbon his morning to officially welcome Fanwood Eye Care to the downtown business district on Saturday afternoon. The ribbon cutting, organized by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, marks the first eye care business in Fanwood and a recent addition to the Fanwood Crossing II complex.

Fanwood Eye Care (246 South Ave., across ...

Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2
Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

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Healthy U Is a “Go” for The New School Year at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

October 20, 2017

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA joins YMCA's throughout New Jersey in celebrating the annual Healthy U Fall kickoff in its youth programs on Thursday, Oct. 26.

In New Jersey, one out of every three school age children is either overweight or obese putting them at risk of developing serious health problems later in life.The Healthy U program is the ...