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The Athlete of the Week: Baylee Wnuk Girls’ Volleyball Outside/Middle Hitter

During the shortened season three the South Plainfield Girls’ Volleyball Team won seven matches making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the sectional championship.  Junior Baylee Wnuk was an integral part of the success this year.  For her hard work and dedication on the court, Baylee was named to the All-White Division team.

On the season, Baylee finished second in kills ...

The Athlete of the Week: Kshama Parekh Girls’ Volleyball Outside Hitter

Last week while spring sports were getting underway, conference awards were being finalized for season three.  Junior Kshama Parekh was honored as an All-White Division Volleyball Player. Her aggressive style and hard work ensured her this distinction. 

On the season, Kshama led the team with 87 kills during the shortened season.  She also had the most digs for the team at ...

Obituaries

Edison – Clifford T. Ramsthaler, 74, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in ...
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Letters to the Editor

Community Happenings

2021-2022 Elks Officers

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, Esquire; Tom Browne; Esteemed Leading Knight; Brian Csobar Jr., Inner Guard; Bill ...

Mother's Day Breakfast "To Go" Today!

South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic.
The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon. 
The cost of the breakfast is one price only - $8 and will include the following ...

2021-2022 Elks Officers

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, Esquire; Tom Browne; Esteemed Leading Knight; Brian Csobar Jr., Inner Guard; Bill ...

Girl Scout Troop 65042 Dedicates Tree to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives Due to COVID-19

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 member Ray Rusnak, and parents were present to support the troop's efforts to recognize ...

Autistic South Plainfield Singer/Songwriter and TikTok Influencer, Cory Singer, Releases Newest Single and Video

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 at 4 years old, Singer knows the challenges. During the pandemic, the ...

Saint Joseph Alumnus Graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Jacob Lunn a Saint Joseph High School graduate, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math and a commission as a U.S Navy Ensign. 

At the academy Jacob was 10th Company Commander (Fall ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 18, 1:00 PM

Wesley United Methodist Church, South Plainfield

South Plainfield Blood Drive - Urgent Need for ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 20, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

Education Green Home & Garden

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Sat, May 22, 10:00 AM

South Plainfield

2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show May 22nd—10AM ...

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Tue, May 25, 7:00 PM

South Plainfield Public Library, South Plainfield

Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 12, 9:00 AM

Clothing Drive, South Plainfield

Clothing Drive - June 12th

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Mon, June 14, 7:00 AM

Metuchen Golf and Country Club, Metuchen

SAVE the DATE - Saint Joseph HS Annual Falcon ...

Columns

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

Bookmarks

It might only be May, but we’re counting down the days to summer. Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, and our Summer Reading Program is on the way. We’re gearing up for a season of exciting programs, prizes and personalized book recommendations. Keep an eye out for more details in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, the library continues to be open in a limited capacity ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Press Releases

Atlantic Medical Group opens new office for pediatric, family medicine in Scotch Plains

May 17, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - MAY 17, 2021 – Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Health System’s network of physicians, today opened a new office location in Scotch Plains, bringing together some of the network’s local board-certified providers in pediatric and primary care under one roof.

Atlantic Medical Group’s Pediatrics at Scotch Plains and Family Medicine at Scotch Plains ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Partners with Agape Family Worship to Offer Free Covid-19 Vaccines June 5 and 6

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has partnered with the Agape Family Worship Center, the National Guard, the Office of Emergency Management and FEMA to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations on-site at the Agape church located at 501 East Hazelwood Ave in Rahway, on June 5th and 6th. The program is open to the community.

The Pfizer vaccine will be ...

PSE&G Updates

South Plainfield, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing services on Kenyon Avenue.

 

All gas main installations associated with this project are complete.

 

Other work activities may be seen on Geary  Avenue near Plainfield Avenue and Garden Drive, Grant Avenue near Franklin Avenue and Plainfield Avenue, Tompkins ...