Shovlin Mattress Factory in Fanwood Donates $4,000 to Breast Cancer Research

November 17, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ — Shovlin Mattress Factory in Fanwood, owned by Westfield residents Ron and Kara Shovlin, recently donated a portion of sales of their high-end “Nirvana” mattresses during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Play for P.I.N.K.

The mattresses are available in pink upon request.

“This year, my friend Brit Bryson is battling breast cancer and a team of ...

Friends of Westfield Library Offering Scholarships

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education announced an important scholarship opportunity for individuals enrolled in library-related courses during its meeting Tuesday.

The Friends of Westfield Memorial Library, a volunteer organization that supports the library, is inviting individuals enrolled in library-related, credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate courses to apply.

TAPinto Westfield Profile: Dynamo Darielle Walsh

WESTFIELD, NJ — Since she landed in Westfield in 1979, Darielle Walsh hasn’t stopped running. We’re not talking about decathalons; we’re talking about running organizations locally and nationally. Her calling card is incredibly modest, just providing her address, phone, email and the words “consulting services” beneath her name. They don't make ...

Paralyzed After Accident, Westfield Man Completes Third NYC Marathon on Handcycle

WESTFIELD, NJ — When Dennis McGorty cranked his handcycle bike through the massive incline of the 59th Street Bridge going from Queens to Manhattan during this year’s New York City Marathon, he had that familiar feeling that he has been largely missing since being struck by a truck on his racing bike in the spring of 2013.

“That’s the toughest stretch,” ...

Westfield Family Dentistry Buying Back Halloween Candy to Send to Troops

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Family Dentistry, the office of Dr. Paul Arfanis, DDS, is buying back Halloween candy on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids will get one dollar per pound, and the candy will be donated to troops serving overseas.

“Getting candy on Halloween is fun, but we all know too much isn't ...

Westfield, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High Schools to Honor Veterans at Saturday’s Football Game

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School will host “Salute to Soldiers” before this Saturday’s varsity football game against Scotch Plains-Fanwood at Kehler Stadium. All veterans are encouraged to come in either uniform or civilian attire to be honored with a special dedication service at 1:45 p.m. The game will begin at 2 p.m.

This is the second year that the ...

Westfield State Farm Agency Celebrates 60 Years

WESTFIELD, NJ — Nov. 1 marks 60 years since State Farm agent Christine Cosenza’s father, Charles Cosenza, opened his State Farm Insurance office. Christine has continued his legacy as a State Farm Agent since his passing. She, along with her husband, Matt Palmer, both of whom grew up in Westfield, are proud to continue to serve the local community.

Christine Cosenza remembers ...

New Social Space at Westfield Area YMCA Named for Glasser Foundation

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new social space on the second floor of the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark St., was officially dedicated and named The Glasser Foundation Lounge last week.

Members of the Y board and staff joined together with Margie Ticknor, Marlene Glasser and Laura Glasser-Baker of The Glasser Foundation and Sal Sollecito of Martins ...

Westfield Businesses, Coat Drive Highlighted at Town Council Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — No one left last week’s town council meeting hungry after Asad Hussain, owner of Duke’s Delhi on South Avenue across from the train station, one of the night’s featured businesses, served trays of his signature dishes chana chaat, chicken shawarma and tandoori chicken.

“Dukes’ Dehli has been a terrific addition to the town,” Mayor ...

MLK Association of Westfield to Hold Open House Saturday

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield invites all interested residents to an open house this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. so visitors can learn about what the association does and how to get involved.

Vice President Elizabeth Wolf shared how the MLK Jr. Association has played an important role in matters of social ...

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Martin Wallberg American Legion Post 3, Westfield

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Feeding the Needy: Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Provide Food to Hands of Hope

November 17, 2017

Members of Club Interact at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison load a delivery truck from Hands of Hope in Edison after completing another successful Holiday Food Drive.

This initiative is part of a school-wide effort to help those who are less fortunate in the holiday season.

Pictured, from left: Rohan Arvindh of Edison, Jasjeet Kandola of Carteret, Eduardo Martinez of Scotch Plains, ...

Westfield Library Book Sale was a Hit

November 13, 2017

The 7th Annual Children and Teen book sale hosted by the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library was a big hit this year. The sale generated over $3,400.00, all which will go towards funding programs at the library.

The wonderful selection of books and media offered due to the community's generous donations created a great place to shop for readers. The sale included two new features ...