Community Life

May 14, 2021

"The South Plainfield Elks Lodge 2298 held their officer installation on April 10, 2020.  The officers for lodge year 2021-2022 are:   Dan Uken, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Margaret Williams, Esteemed Loyal Knight; Christine Sauer, Four Year Trustee; Tom Perry, Treasurer; Irene Polanco, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Girl Scout Troop 65042 planted a weeping cherry tree in Willow Park on April 30 in remembrance of those in the community who passed away from COVID-19. Mayor Matthew Anesh, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, Councilman Derryck White, Library Director Linda Hansen, Library Board ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s own Cory Singer recently released the video for his single, “Someone,” a song he wrote about wanting to fall in love with someone who truly understands you. Singer is a singer-songwriter, musician, theater performer, and autism advocate. Diagnosed with autism ...

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2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show May 22nd—10AM to 4PM (rain date May 23rd) This is a Community Outreach Event to support SOUTH PLAINFIELD’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT held at South Plainfield Avenue & Old Hamilton Blvd. from Front St. to Church St. Trophies, door prizes, raffles, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The ENF Committee of the South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 has been very busy. This Committee, lead by chairperson Eileen Uken, obtains grants from the Elks National Foundation and then uses the money obtained to assist the needy in our community.  On April 19, 2021, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) of South Plainfield is currently accepting registration for its 2021 summer camp sessions as well as for the 2021-2022 school year.  According to Dan Rinaldi, owner/director, the main goal at CKA is to provide fun and flexible options for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame Committee is again  holding their search for candidates for induction into the SPHS Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame was established at South Plainfield High School to recognize outstanding graduates as leaders in their fields who ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The line of cars stretched back to Veteran’s Park on Mar. 17 for the South Plainfield Senior Center Drive-By Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration. The center was decorated festively for the occasion with Irish music filling the air. Members signed up ahead of time and for a $5 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Nearly a year since the closure of its doors, the South Plainfield Senior Center is going strong with more members than ever.  Staff attribute their success to the inventive events they continuously hold to keep resident seniors engaged. With continuous outreach to members ...

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A valued member of the Cultural Arts Commission since 2012 passed away in May 2020.  The South Plainfield Borough Cultural Arts Commission honored Mrs. Teresa Abramson on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 with a plaque and flowers honoring Mark Abramson who was a member of the Cultural Arts Commission since ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center, once the hub of social activities for seniors in town, has been quiet for the past year due to COVID-19. Since the seniors cannot meet inside the building, the staff has been hard at work bringing the Senior Center to them by offering free ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center was at it again with another drive-by event for their members. On Jan. 22, members lined up in their cars to stop by the center for the first ever “Everything from Soup to…Crackers” drive-by. Seniors were given hot soup and tea, sweet treats, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission (SPCAC) has been hard at work planning a year of celebration while observing the unique historical heritage of South Plainfield. Kicking off the year is the first-ever South Plainfield Cultural Heritage Month to showcase what makes ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Have you seen Brooklyn and Heights? The brother and sister are missing since Thursday and were seen in the South Plainfield area near Faye Street.  DO NOT CHASE. Both dogs are microchipped. Call 425-505-0505 or 917-662-4002 if seen. Editor's Note: The original post said last ...

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NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move. According to the study, which tracks ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center welcomed 2021 and celebrated the holidays with a Holiday Drive-By Celebration on Dec. 22. The Annual Holiday Party is always looked forward to with great anticipation and this year, the seniors were able to celebrate in style. Senior Center ...

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Plainfields' UNICO President Bob Bengivenga (Right) and New Jersey District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga (Left) send their virtual greeting to the regional volunteer firefighters in Bergamo province in Italy known as the "Vigili Del Fuoco Isole Bergamasca", whose commander is Luigi Mandelli.

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RAHWAY, NJ - Girl Scouts from Clark, Garwood and Winfield contributed colorful get well and holiday cards  to patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. The cards are especially welcome since hospitals have restricted visitors due to COVID-19. The hospital received about 300 ...

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South Plainfield Roma 07 Soccer Team won back to back Flight Championship for Mid New Jersey with a record of 9-1-0. Team Members (L-R) back row: Coach Franco Mitrano, Brayden Tirado, Frank Montes,Abyan Khan, Nick DeGeronimo, Nico Moran, Christian Callejas, and Assistant Coach Andrew Sanchez. Front ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Continuing to find unique ways to engage South Plainfield seniors, the staff at the senior center organized their first Cocoa and Cookie Drive-by. After the parade of cars made their way past the back door to pick up mugs filled with goodies, members parked in the lot for a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During a virtual South Plainfield Council Meeting on Nov. 16, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Dec. 4 to be “PKS Awareness Day.” Accepting the proclamation was eleven-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS), and her mother Patricia Trenchak Feeney.  PKS ...

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Join in the Holiday Spirit….. The South Plainfield Athletic Department and The South Plainfield High School Athletic Booster Club are sponsoring the annual Toy Drive.   The student athletes are having a special toy drive drop off at the high school on December 2nd and December 3rd from 1:30 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center hosted their drive-thru Meatball Monday on Oct. 19 at the back entrance of the Senior Center on 90 Maple Ave. Over 80 seniors attended, with a line of cars extending through the parking as seniors picked up meatball sandwiches, sides, desserts ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – El Toro Loco, located at 4701 Stelton Road, officially has a new owner. Executive Chef David Herrera took over ownership of the restaurant on September 25. The restaurant adjacent to Holiday Inn on Stelton Road was once a Ruby Tuesdays and became El Toro Loco in 2018, however, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield Senior Center staff has been working to fill the calendar and keep members active despite the continued closure of their building. Utilizing the PAL Memorial Field turf field, located at 1250 Maple Avenue, classes are held every day of the week with Zumba ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield Senior Center building may be closed, but the staff has planned numerous outdoor classes to keep members moving and fit.  Free classes will be held at the PAL Memorial Field located at 1250 Maple Avenue behind the PAL Building on the turf field starting ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In efforts to help seniors stay safe and be prepared for storm season, the South Plainfield Senior Center held a drive-by Storm Ready event on Sept. 16.  Seniors signed up ahead of time and were able to pick up kits of supplies that contained water, flashlight, batteries, ...

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South Plainfield Recreation & Board of Ed are partnering again for a movie night on Saturday, September 26th. The featured movies will be "The Addams Family" - South Plainfield residents only (please bring ID).   1 space is good for 6 family members, first come, first service. Sign in ...

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