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Religions and Spirituality

June 28, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Elks Lodge #2298 celebrated Flag Day and presented recipients of the 2021 – 2022 scholarships on June 14. Boy Scout Troop 125 partook in the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony held before the scholarship presentation. Any high school senior who is a child, stepchild, grandchild, or step ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, June 7th the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out there 2021-2022 End of Year Highest Awards. Grand Knight Tom Berry presented the Family of the Year Award to Bob and Candi Longo    Bob and Candi have served an essential role in our ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Reservations are currently being accepted for a fall weekend retreat focused on mind, body, and soul.  The Hudson Valley Pilates and Yoga Retreat, set to take place Sept. 16 through Sept. 19, will be run by the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio and the Jersey Shore -based Salt ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The vocal talents of more than three dozen South Plainfield students were showcased May 14 at the Central Jersey Music Educator Association's (CJMEA) Region II 2022 Treble and Mixed Choir Honors Festival. Held at Ocean Township High School, the event provided students from ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The first-ever fully Spanish-speaking class of deacons has been ordained for service in the Diocese of Metuchen – including service in two parishes in New Brunswick. Pedro Sanchez Duval has been ordained to serve at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Morris Street and Jose Suarez Aular ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Richard Alston is the Minister of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield. He said in this position, "I'm using the music to bring people closer to God and to Christ." He doesn't call it entertainment, but uses the music to spiritually uplift. "The music must always be ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each year, the Elks Special Children's Committee selects four ambassadors and four alternate ambassadors from around the state to represent the special needs children and families the Elks help through service and charitable initiatives.  For 2022-2023, South Plainfield ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Grab your stampers and some friends and try your luck at Holy Savior Academy's (HA) first Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser.  Scheduled for Saturday, April 30, the event, which will take place in the rec center cafeteria of Our Lady of Fatima (499 New Market Road, Piscataway) ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy (HSA) in South Plainfield has once again partnered with Get Movin' Inc. to host its third annual 'Storm Rise Up and Run' fitness challenge fundraiser. The theme for 2022 is 'Movin' to the Beat' and the initiative will run for 36 days, from April 1 through ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This past weekend, a drop-in event hosted by the South Plainfield Public Library focused on the traditions, customs, and history of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.  Ramadan – which runs from sundown April 2 to Sunday May 1 this year – is a month-long spiritual event ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The duCret School of Art will celebrate the life of illustrator Peter Caras, who lost his battle with cancer on February 28. Born April 11, 1941, in Johnstown, PA, he taught at the Plainfield art school for over 40 years. According to Executive Director Tim O'Connor, since 1979, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an essay contest sponsored by the South Plainfield Elks #2298, five district students were selected as this year's winners by the organization's Americanism Committee.  The contest is designed to provide students in fifth through eighth grade the opportunity to express ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Ukrainian flag was hoisted into the wind-whipped, sleet-filled sky above the Middlesex County Administration Building and Middlesex County Courthouse on Saturday morning. Below, about 50 people gathered shoulder to shoulder with representatives from the Ukrainian ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through a collaborative effort, South Plainfield will honor residents who lost their lives to COVID-19. In the coming months, a monument will be erected at Putnam Park and a brick pathway will serve as a way for family and friends to reflect and pay tribute.  The idea for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Elks Lodge #2298 honored local resident Diane Pender as its “Citizen of the Year.” Pender was among 11 award recipients honored Saturday at the New Jersey State Elks-Central District banquet held at Woodbridge Elks Lodge #2116. In her biography Pender stated, “Growing up ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sunday morning’s gloomy skies gave off just enough light to illuminate the stained-glass windows inside the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Dozens of candles set on alters flickered as a woman in a grey raincoat clenched her hands together in prayer.  A ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A kindness initiative at John E. Riley Elementary School has sprouted into something that hopefully will continue to grow for years to come.  On Feb. 10, the Garden of Kindness, located near the front entrance, was unveiled. It features colorful rocks boasting designs ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Seniors Paige Hall and Michael Niemeyer scored big last week. Their football themed senior project ended with needy residents and the Sacred Heart food bank as winners. Hall and Niemeyer’s senior project was titled the “Soup”-er Bowl Food Drive. Students ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA-NJ) rung in the 2022 Lunar New Year with a special celebration on Feb. 4, 5, and 6 at South Plainfield's New Jersey Buddhist Culture Center (NJBCC). According to the Chinese calendar, there is a 12-year cycle of animals in the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through a collaborative effort, South Plainfield will honor residents who lost their lives to COVID-19. In the coming months, a monument will be erected at Putnam Park and a brick pathway will serve as a way for family and friends to reflect and pay tribute.  The idea for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately 90 members of the South Plainfield Senior Center braved the cold to attend January's 'Snow Day' drive-up event.  Held Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.,'Senior Snow Day' provided center members the opportunity to see friends and staff, enjoy some yummy ...

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(Editor's Note: Due to privacy concerns and out of respect for the families involved, TAPinto is not publishing the names of the Mother Seton Regional High School students involved in the Jan. 12 accident. According to a Jan. 25 social media post on a neighborhood page, one of the student's ...

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\SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission (SPCAC) has partnered with Windows of Understanding to bring their annual community art project to the borough.  Windows of Understanding, now is its fifth year, is a creative, community-building initiative designed to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do a couple of dreamers here in New Jersey.  They dream of literacy and art, of bonding people together with words and images, and of helping children and adults read their way to freedom and beauty.  Tomorrow, they will tell the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Many members of the United Methodist Church on George Street grew up in the churches of their native West African homes observing Watch Nigh each New Year’s Eve. Those congregants from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana find comfort in the service marked with ...

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South Plainfield, N.J. ---- St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3145 Park Avenue, South Plainfield, announces that the Rev.  Frantisek Janak, Jr. has accepted the call to become St. Stephen’s 6th pastor.  He will begin his ministerial responsibilities on January 17, 2022. Pastor Frantisek ...

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This year Hanukkah falls on Sunday, November 28th and ends Monday evening on December 6th. In 2020 the Jewish festival was celebrated from December 10th to December 18th. The dates of the “Festival of Lights” are based on the Hebrew calendar, which is luni-solar based on lunar months of 29 days ...

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This Thanksgiving marks 400 years since the Thanksgiving meal in the Plymouth Colony, in what is now known as southeastern Massachusetts. A lot has changed since that first meal between the Colonists and The Wampanoag Nation.  For one, the term “Thanksgiving” was likely not a word used to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located in South Plainfield, will open its doors to the public for their 17th Annual Christmas Sale on Friday, Nov. 19.  The warehouse will be open ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  The South Plainfield Library celebrated Diwali with a special event featuring stories, songs, crafts and informational materials on Nov. 6.  "Here, at the South Plainfield Public Library, we love celebrating the different cultures that make up our community," said Director ...

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