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Pack 224's Summer Sizzle and Popcorn Kickoff!

Scouts enjoyed the spray park! Credits: Rob & Kelly Richkus
The boys organized themselves into a wiffle ball game! Credits: Diantha Fuscoletti
Older scouts like Lorenzo Fuscoletti showed off their skills! Credits: Diantha Fuscoletti
Sean Butrico, though too young to be a Scout, is eager to spread the word that popcorn is here! Credits: Diantha Fuscoletti
20 of the Pack 224 Scouts were able to gather and say farewell to summer and hello to popcorn! Credits: Diantha Fuscoletti

Pack 224 (Riley School) bid farewell to summer and hello to popcorn fundraising on August 25, 2017 at Ponderosa Park in Scotch Plains.  20 scouts and their families were able to gather and enjoy games, the spray park, potluck dinner and good 'ol burgers and dogs on the grill.  Pack 224 is looking forward to another great year, full of activities and outings and good times!!  Popcorn fundraising is a lot of fun for the boys; this large undertaking has been spearheaded by scout parents Jessica & John Butrico, scout mom/Pack secretary Helena Jinzenji, and scout mom/Pack Committee Chair Ashley Birmingham.  This officially begins the Pack's year of camping, indoor and outdoor adventures, games, trips, friendship, and above all - service.  All boys and their families are always welcome to any den or pack meeting to check out some of the team building and adventuring the Scouts do! For more information on Riley School's Pack (kindergarten-grade 6), please email Cub Master Emily Raphel at efraphel@yahoo.com and discover how your family can be part of this awesome community!

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The Athlete of the Week: Allison Graves Girls’ Gymnastics

This year, the South Plainfield Girls’ Gymnastics Team finished the season with a 4-2 record.  They also finished third in the Greater Middlesex Conference and fifth in Central Jersey Section 2.  The team was led this past year by senior captain Allison Graves. 

During the season, Allison has excelled for the Lady Tigers.  She finished sixth in her floor routine at ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Mark Zeliff, 59, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Lehigh Valley ...
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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Councilwoman Faustini & Council President White

November 14, 2017

Dear Editor,

The two of us would like to thank the people of South Plainfield for their support.  We were honored that so many people put their faith in us, and we will do our best to live up to your trust.

We also want to thank our volunteers, who are the best volunteers around.  From making phone calls, to addressing envelopes, to putting up lawn signs, our volunteers showed ...

Community Happenings

Cupcake Wars Fought at South Plainfield Public Library

November 17, 2017

South Plainfield Public Library recently hosted its second annual Cupcake Wars competition. The afternoon of November 7th found the library's Bergen Room filled with 44 tweens and teens who were divided into 12 teams. Each team was allotted play money to use to "purchase" decorating supplies. Participants had one hour to create four cupcakes based on each of the following themes: ...

Mayors' Wellness Committee Hosting 2nd Annual Anti-Drug and Alcohol Conference

November 14, 2017

The South Plainfield Mayors’ Wellness Committee will host a second annual anti-drug and alcohol conference on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the South Plainfield Senior Center.   Speakers will include a judge from the Drug  Court,  South Plainfield police officer,  Carrier Clinic,  JFK  Center For Behavioral Health speaker,  recovering ...

Toy Drive Hosted by SP Athletic Department and Booster Club

November 18, 2017

Join in the Holiday Spirit........Bring a new unwrapped toy suitable for a holiday gift to the South Plainfield Athletic Office and receive a free pass to a winter sporting event.  Donations accepted until December 8, 2017.

Donations will be made to families in South Plainfield through the South Plainfield Social Service Department. Please don't forget about children ages 12-17.

South Plainfield Mechanic Public Works - Job Opening

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Two years of experience in maintenance and repairs of ...

Never a Dull Moment at the South Plainfield Senior Center

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            The Side Pockets, the Center's fabulous billiards team, initiates their season on Thursday, November 2. at 10:00 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

Christmas Concert-The Orchestra of St. Peter by ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Tue, November 28, 7:00 PM

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Railroad Historian Presentation on November 28th

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Fri, December 1, 7:00 PM

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Plainfields’ Unico To Hold Annual Pig Roast On ...

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Sat, December 2, 9:00 AM

Maple Avenue

Meet the Mayor

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Sat, December 2, 6:00 PM

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Holiday Caroling in Memorial Park

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Tue, December 5, 7:00 PM

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Second Annual Anti-Drug and Alcohol Conference

Columns

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martins Griffin, 2016)

 

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman states, “The Two-Family House is a story I thought about for at least ten years before I ever wrote a word. I spent countless hours over a full decade thinking about how Rose, Helen, Abe, and Mort would behave in difficult situations, and how they would feel when faced with ...

Bookmarks

Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD? Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. This week’s movie stars Brie Larson, ...

South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Trivia Night Fundraiser

The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus, Council #6203 held their annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at the South Plainfield Senior Center on November 4th. Twelve teams and over 80 people attended this fundraiser and over $2,000 was raised and proceeds will be donated to the Middlesex County Make A Wish Foundation.

The Teams were asked 10 questions from 10 categories and whichever team answers ...

Johnny Four Fingers Week #11 NFL Picks

CALABASH, NC – The Four Finger man was 3-2 last week. I’m getting a bit better. A guy Andy has joined the weekly group of making picks. I keep edging him out by one. Last week it was the Denver game. The Broncos are just heading the wrong way and I do not see that changing anytime soon.

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The QB switch in Buffalo is a surprise. It is a gutsy move, but ...

Press Releases

JFK Medical Center’s Golden Jubilee Celebrates Past, Present and Future

November 17, 2017

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