Delayed Party in the Park draws a great crowd for fun, food, movie

It took an extra day to get it done, but this year's Party in the Park drew a good crowd to kick off the summer. Originally planned for Tuesday night, June 23, the eighth-annual party at LaGrande Park was moved back a day because of severe weather warnings in the area. The party, put on

June 25th, 2015|

Fanwood remembers, honors WWII vets and fallen heroes

Fanwood paused again this Memorial Day weekend to once again pay respects to the men and women who served, and those who gave their lives, in the U.S. armed forces throughout the nation’s history. Sunday night's fourth annual concert, "A Tribute to Fallen Heroes," featured patriotic music of the World War II era performed by

May 25th, 2015|

Rescue Squad’s Brian Downing honored by Overlook Hospital

Each May, during the national EMS/Rescue Squad month observance, Overlook Hospital hosts a dinner where squads from across Union County are recognized for their service. Each rescue squad may select a member to receive an Award of Excellence. This year, the Fanwood Rescue Squad selected EMT Brian Downing. Brian, a resident of Plainfield and son

May 21st, 2015|

Busy night for Council as police, EMS and a volunteer are honored

Fanwood Police were honored, EMS Month was celebrated and a volunteer who brings music to the borough was recognized at a busy Fanwood Council meeting Monday night, May 18. Five members of the police department received honors from Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. The honorees included Sgt. Marc Gottlick (Chief's Award, Exceptional Duty Award and

May 19th, 2015|

Fanwood’s Boroff, Be Craftful getting some national attention

Just shy of its first anniversary, Fanwood’s Be Craftful and owner Amy Boroff, left, are profiled in the current issue of, a national e-magazine for independent businesses. And, she's quoted in a story on the Fox Business News site on help that is available for small businesses. Boroff's store in Fanwood Crossing is a mixture of a

May 1st, 2015|

Fanwood celebrates the earth with two events

Fanwood held its annual celebration of the earth last month with Arbor Day and Earth Day activities. The borough held its annual Community Clean Up day on a chilly but sunny morning Saturday, April 25. Volunteers from the area gathered at the Fanwood train station bright and early to pick up gloves, trash bags and t-shirts

April 26th, 2015|

Fanwood first responders honored with K of C Shield Awards

Four Fanwood first responders were honored Thursday night, April 16, 2015, at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Knights of Columbus Shield Awards ceremony. The 40th annual awards presentation took place at the St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. The Fanwood Police honorees, Sgt. Marc Gottlick and Officer Ryan Gilmore, were presented awards for their actions

April 17th, 2015|

Big turnout for Easter egg hunt on sunny but chilly day

There was a little chill in the air but bright, sunny skies welcomed a good crowd to Fanwood's Forest Road Park Saturday, March 28, for the annual Easter egg hunt, terrifically organized by the Fanwood Recreation Commission. Children 10 and under got a chance to meet the Easter bunny and and to hunt for more

March 29th, 2015|

Two Fanwood residents honored as ‘Women of Excellence’

Two Fanwood women, Amy Boroff and Tricia Nering, were among those honored Friday evening as winners of this year's Union County Women of Excellence Awards. This is the 23rd year for the awards, which recognize the dedication and service of women to their communities. Boroff, who opened Be Craftful on Martine Avenue downtown in 2013, was

March 21st, 2015|

St. Patrick’s celebration fundraiser a great success

A large crowd turned out Saturday, March 7, for a great celebration with the wearin' of the green, food, drinks, live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers at the 5th annual St. Patrick's fundraiser under a heated big tent on the grounds of the north side train station in Fanwood. The event, a benefit for the SPF

March 8th, 2015|
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