Holiday recycling tips from PMUA

Separate Gift Boxes from Trash A friendly reminder to recycle and dispose of your holiday gift boxes with your cardboard. Additional Holiday Recycling Tips Be sure to recycle wrapping paper and cardboard boxes with your regular newspaper and cardboard recycle collection. Remember to remove Styrofoam inserts from cardboard boxes, since cardboard can’t be recycled with Styrofoam inside.

December 29th, 2016|

Christmas Tree Pick Up

Christmas tree pickup begins on Tuesday, January 3 and continues through the end of January. Pickup is town wide and trees must be left on the curb OUT of traffic. No wreaths or garlands will be picked up, just trees.

December 27th, 2016|

Fanwood Community Members recognized at Council Meeting

Volunteers of the Month for December were Fanwood firefighters Frank Dietl and Doug Germinder, designated Santa’s helpers during the annual Santa Parade through Fanwood this past Saturday. The Santa Parade is a decades-old tradition in which Santa Claus goes door to door through the town delivering presents to our children. The planning and execution takes

December 20th, 2016|

Helpful Anti-Theft Tips for the Holiday Season

As the seasonal holidays draw near , the hectic rush of shopping, traveling and preparing for visitors can put consumers at greater risk for scams, fraud and theft. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can take a few simple steps to protect themselves.  “To ensure that you are protected, start

December 19th, 2016|

Santa Parade 2016: Mission Accomplished!

An overnight snowfall caused a delay in the start of this year's Santa Parade through Fanwood as fire officials assessed safety concerns. But the parade went off smoothly on Saturday, December 17th, as hundreds of gifts were delivered door to door by Santa Claus with the assistance of the Fanwood Fire Department, Fanwood Rescue Squad

December 18th, 2016|

Fanwood Receives Innovation in Public Private Partnership Award

Mixed use development project on Terrill Road illustrates the successful collaboration between municipal, non-profit, and private entities to better the community The Borough of Fanwood and Community Access Unlimited were recently honored at the New Jersey League of Municipalities and NJBIZ Innovation in Public Private Partnership Awards.  The award recognized the successful public private partnership

December 8th, 2016|

Santa and Tree Lighting draw a crowd

On Sunday, December 4, Fanwood’s holiday season officially began when Santa Claus arrived via firetruck at the annual Fanwood Holiday Party and Tree Lighting. The event was organized by the Fanwood Recreation Commission and included holiday treats, crafts and, of course, photos with Santa. The line of Santa's fans wrapped around the tent with children

December 5th, 2016|

SPF Wrestling Team washes emergency vehicles

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School wrestling team spent Saturday morning, 12/3, washing Fanwood’s fire engines, ambulances and police cars and Scotch Plains police cars. The event, outside Fanwood Fire Headquarters, was a community service project spearheaded by wrestling head coach Marc Fabiano and Fanwood Police Officer Dan Piccola. The wrestling team currently has 52 members

December 5th, 2016|

Sawmill painting to be donated to Fanwood Museum

On Sunday, December 4 Gaylon McGowan will be donating his painting of The Fanwood Tie and Timber Co. Sawmill to the Fanwood Museum at the Fanwood Train Station.  Mr. McGowan, a former employee of the Company, will donate his painting and share a few memories of this long-time Fanwood business that occupied the space on

December 2nd, 2016|

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr would like to remind residents that Small Business Saturday* is  Saturday, November 26.  “We have wonderful shops in the Borough where you can purchase items ranging from jewelry and flowers to dance lessons and spa services” says Mayor Mahr. “I hope that ALL

November 22nd, 2016|
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