YMCA plans Open House for Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS — Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains invites the community to join them on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a family fun-filled afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. As part of the Open House, visitors will be able to see the […]

Public invited to view movie at Fanwood Presbyterian Church

FANWOOD — Join with the congregation as they view the documentary “I Am” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. which will be shown on the big screen in the sanctuary of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, located at 74 South Martine Ave. This powerful film combines beautiful footage., animation and in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers, […]

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA rallying the community in the name of art

SCOTCH PLAINS – “Arts Week is about celebrating the influence of art and culture on youth and adults alike,” said Sheri Cognetti, Senior Program Director of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. “It’s an opportunity to showcase artists’ work and to bring everyone together to experience and understand the pleasure and impact of the arts.” The community […]

Springfield woman’s son charged with siphoning $170,000 from her IRA fund

UNION COUNTY — A Wisconsin man has been charged with siphoning more than $170,000 out of his widowed mother’s individual retirement account fund over the course of approximately seven years, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday. Robert Blabolil, 54, formerly of Fanwood, is charged with second-degree theft. He was arrested late last […]

YMCA announces SPLASH week

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA announces SPLASH week, running from April 1 through 4, at their facility located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. Y SPLASH is a free program that promotes water safety in the community through basic swim instruction and review of water safety skills. By placing an emphasis on water […]

YMCA and PTA Council ‘unite’ to raise money for cancer programs

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are joining to host a second “5K Run” and “Family 1 Miler” on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will start and end at the Y, located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains. The goal of the event is to celebrate and […]

YMCA plans events to keep you healthy this spring

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, is ready to help the community stay fit and active this spring by offering healthy programs and special events for members. The following are just some of the upcoming programs and events offered: Overlook Hospital Health Screenings are offered from 9 to […]

Make that 11 Union County football teams that qualified for the state playoffs; Linden makes the grade in North 2, Group 4

Tigers sneak in after beating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday for their first home win and only second victory of the season

I originally reported a couple of weeks ago that 10 Union County football teams qualified for the state playoffs. Make that 11. Linden snuck in in North 2, Group 4 after posting its first home win of the season, defeating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday at Cooper Field. As a result, the Tigers (2-6) earned the seventh […]

Union County encourages Hurricane Sandy preparedness

With Hurricane Sandy still on track to hit the Union County area by Monday, Oct. 26, the Freeholder Board is urging residents to take steps to prepare this weekend. The freeholder board is reminding County residents that basic steps can be taken to be prepared for the storm,  including stocking up on a few days’ […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

Board of trustees hands over report to Middle States Commission By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer With its monitoring report now in the hands of the agency that will determine whether Kean University is worthy of keeping the accreditation it held since 1960, university officials await a critical visit next week that could play heavily into the […]