Union High School ‘Marching’ band

The Union High School Marching Band was one of many to coast through Union Center for the county’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Despite the cold, wet weather, many local residents turned out for the fun and festivities, which included delicious foods, many games, and even some rides for the kids. […]

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 […]

Getting WILD at Trailside with new workshop program

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will offer an “Aquatic WILD” teacher-training workshop for teachers of grades K-12, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trailside is offering this new workshop, which is part of the Project WILD curriculum, for teachers in K-12 […]

Elizabeth man sentenced for seven bank robberies

A Union County man was recently sentenced to 105 months in prison for robbing seven branch locations of TD Bank throughout New Jersey from September 2011 to December 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Julio Ferrer, 29, of Elizabeth, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to […]

St. Pat’s Parade ready to go

UNION COUNTY — Seventeen years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year’s Grand Marshal, Jim Tansey, will lead the march of […]

Just the tip of the iceberg

RAHWAY — Students in Mrs. Rubino’s 3rd grade Gifted and Talented class at Roosevelt School in Rahway recently completed a mini unit on the Titanic. The tragic sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 has created an enduring fascination and interest in the ship and the fate of the people aboard. After researching about the ship, […]

Backyard Composting training courses to begin in Cranford

CRANFORD — My Green Cranford in conjunction with the Cranford Recycling Department has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey Grant. The grant allocations will be used to start a Backyard Composting Program. The new program will be called My Green Gardens, and slotted to begin in spring 2013. Training courses will be offered to Cranford […]

Off to the races

Off to the races

CLARK — Recently, the Cub Scouts of Pack 145 of Clark held their annual Pinewood Derby. Above: The winners of the races pose with their various awards. Right, a set of cars wait for the ‘starting gun’ and a race to begin. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, […]