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 […]

Women from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, the JCC and surrounding communities participate in triathlon

SCOTCH PLAINS — On Sept. 8, over 110 women from the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, the JCC and surrounding communities participated in the Iron Girl Triathlon at Sandy Hook. The group, dubbed “Triwomen SPFW” have been meeting and training for the event since January. Triwomen SPFW was organized by Amy Carow of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, […]

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 […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

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After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

YMCA Dance Company member receives grant

SCOTCH PLAINS — Amy Walejewsky, a member of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Dance Company, received a workshop scholarship from the Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey on Sunday, Jan. 20. This scholarship is awarded to only 12 students at every workshop based on positive attitude, active participation in the class, dance etiquette, enthusiasm for the work […]

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Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]

Letters to Santa show lasting effects of Sandy, economy

Santa Claus gets lots of letters, especially from kids in Union County. And there were countless letters this year that Santa’s elves shared with LocalSource, with many mentioning superstorm Sandy. Although taking this major storm in stride, most kids expressed concern that next time a hurricane hits, they would like their families to be better […]