SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The borough of South Plainfield was bustling with activity this past weekend.
It all started with an early Saturday morning grand opening ribbon-cutting at PURE Strength Studio located at 2317 Plainfield Ave. in South Plainfield. PURE Strength owner Mike Lozinski, CPT has been in the fitness industry for 10 years. He says PURE Strength specializes in one on one fitness training. Lozinski said, “Many members keep their memberships with large commercial gyms, but come to us for one on one fitness training.” Lozinski has a Masters in Education, and he lost more than 100 pounds 10 years ago when he first got active in fitness training.
Next was the library's annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The book sale lasted eight hours and the library reported brisk activity throughout the day.
The Firemen’s Memorial Service for members that have passed away in the last year was held at 10 a.m. Mayor Matthew Anesh and members of the Borough Council attended the service. The service was held for former Fire Captain Glenn Diana and firemen Buddy Burnham. Both firemen have passed away since the last ceremony in 2012.
The mayor’s annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Senior Center opened to lines of residents waiting for flu shots and blood pressure screenings. Anesh’s Mayor’s Wellness Committee and Saint Peter's University Medical Center sponsored the event. This event had residents of all ages and packed the Senior Center. There were a number of health related businesses participating in the event providing demonstrations and workshops to South Plainfield residents.
The South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department had an open house on Saturday afternoon. The open house had characters, food and drinks and a bounce tent for children. South Plainfield’s finest had all of their fire equipment on display and had a number of fire demonstrations as well as a vehicle extrication demonstration.
On Sunday, South Plainfield’s Environmental Commission hosted an open house of the Nature Center which included walks at the Highland Avenue Woods.
The South Plainfield Pop Warner Eagles Junior Pee Wee team had a semi-final playoff game against Watchung Hills. The Eagles jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but came up just short in a 13-12 thriller. Anesh opened the game by doing the pre-game coin toss.