Scotch Plains Mom Raises $60K for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

November 19, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Over the past two years, Tami Eagle Bowling has raised about $60,000 through her various fundraising efforts for metastatic breast cancer research.

Bowling, a Scotch Plains mom of two, was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in in 2015. With no history of breast cancer in her family, she said she was shocked to find out these results after a routine mammogram at ...

Caring Contact Trains Teens at St. Bart's to Help Other Teens in Crisis

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Perhaps no one understands what a teenager in crisis is experiencing better than another teenager. That is why crisis listening line Caring Contact has introduced new training – Teens Helping Teens: Building Confidence and Awareness.

Caring Contact introduced the new training recently to a group of high school teens at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch ...

Stuttering Workshop for Parents on Tues, Nov. 14

BERKELEY HTS, NJ -- Emily Root, a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist is hosting a Stuttering Workshop for parents of children and young adults who stutter on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m., at the Berkeley Heights Public Library. The workshop will allow for parents to connect and gain support from other families who are also going through the Stuttering journey.  

In addition, ...

County Launches New Watchung Reservation Trails Interactive Map

UNION COUNTY, NJ  -- The Union County Freeholders this week launched a new Watchung Reservation Trails website featuring an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000-acre park.


"With over 47 miles of trails, the Watchung Reservation offers hiking experiences for every skill level, from amateur to expert," said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H.

Medicare Questions Answered at the Scotch Plains Library on Nov. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​Open enrollment for 2018 Medicare plans ends on December 7. Anyone with specific Medicare questions will have an opportunity to speak to a SHIP representative from SAGE Eldercare one-on-one in the Adult Room on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. No registration is needed; this is a walk-in event.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Providers) ...

Union Catholic Hosts 7th Annual Spooktacular 5K

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- With more than 200 runners on the starting line under bright sunny skies, and a huge contingent of members of the Union Catholic community on hand to lend support, Union Catholic’s Spooktacular 5K Run on Saturday morning was one of the best in the event's seven year history.

The race, which began after members of UC’s Performing Arts Company sang the ...

Scenes from the Fanwood 5K

FANWOOD, NJ -- Under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, Fanwood hosted its 8th annual Fanwood 5K and Superhero Family Fun Run at LaGrande Park on Saturday. 

In the one-mile Fun Run, children and adults dressed as their favorite costumed characters, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The 5K race attracted competitive runners from ...

Scenes from the Fanwood Superhero Family Fun Run

FANWOOD, NJ -- Prior to the 8th annual Fanwood 5K, the borough hosted its Superhero Family Fun Run at LaGrande Park on Saturday. 

In the one-mile Fun Run, children and adults dressed as their favorite costumed characters, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our ...

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

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 ...

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