Story Pirates will perform at the Fanwood Library

Join the Fanwood Library's Fall Festival of Storytelling on Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. for the Story Pirates! This fun group needs your ideas to create a magical show that is fun and unique. Great for all ages! When the Story Pirates take the stage, you'll be amazed at what happens next... and so will the

November 17th, 2016|

College Club presentation will highlight Muscogee Tribe

On Monday, November 21, the College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains will welcome local resident Mary DePaola to share the history, culture and traditions of her Native American tribe, the Muscogee (Creek) tribe of Oklahoma in a presentation titled “The History, Culture and Traditions of the Muscogee Native American tribe of Oklahoma.” The program is free and open

November 17th, 2016|

Santa Claus is comin’ to town!

Santa Parade Update As of now, Santa is still planning to visit Fanwood tomorrow, December 17th, with the Fire Department and Rescue Squad. However, we are watching the impending storm and any decision to cancel, postpone or delay will be made Saturday morning by 8 am. Watch your email, Facebook and fanwoodnj.org for any updates. -

November 15th, 2016|

Fanwood Poetry Series to feature readings by Svea Barrett and Paul-Victor Winters

The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to enjoy a special evening of poetry readings on Tuesday, November 15. The free performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center. The featured readers will be New Jersey poets Svea Barrett and Paul-Victor Winters. Svea Barrett is a 31-year veteran New Jersey public school writing teacher. Her chapbook, “Why I Collect Moose,” won the

November 4th, 2016|

Fanwood Historical Society holds Model Railroad Presentation

The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, invites residents to their November meeting on Tuesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. to learn why model railroading is “the world’s greatest hobby”. Jack de Rosset, the owner of the Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway will be speaking about the history of model railroads and his shop. The Model Railroad

November 4th, 2016|

Rupert Wates Florian Schantz Jazz performing November 12

The final performance of the 2016 fall season Fanwood Performance Series will feature Rupert Wates and Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m. Rupert Wates was born in London and has been a full-time songwriter since the late 1990s. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher, and wrote the album 'Blue

November 4th, 2016|

Fanwood Voters Approve Open Space Fund

Fanwood residents voted "yes" on Ballot Question #4, creating a municipal open space fund and exclusively dedicating funding to Fanwood's historic, natural, and recreational assets. The fund, officially titled the “Municipal Open Space, Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund”,  will provide funding for Fanwood assets such as the Historic Train Station, Carriage House,

November 3rd, 2016|

Fanwood Council members Kranz, Mitchell Re-elected

On November 8th, voters in Fanwood re-elected Tom Kranz and Kathy Mitchell to the Council. Both were incumbents who ran unopposed, the third consecutive election in which Fanwood local candidates ran unopposed. U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman was also re-elected as were all the incumbent Union County Freeholders. PHOTO: Councilman Tom Kranz, Mayor Colleen Mahr,

November 3rd, 2016|

Halloween Parade and Contest featured colorful characters

The annual Fanwood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest was celebrated October 31 on the front lawn of the Fanwood Memorial Library at North Avenue and Forest Road in Fanwood. The event, staged by the town's Recreation Commission, started with an interactive play at the Fanwood Library. Then, the kids and parents marched from the Library to LaGrande

November 1st, 2016|

Fanwood Tree Lighting and Holiday Party This Sunday Dec. 4th

Fanwood’s holiday season officially begins when Santa Claus arrives in town on Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m.! Everyone is invited to meet Santa under the big tent on the lawn in front of the North Avenue Train Station and enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music, holiday crafts and refreshments—all

October 31st, 2016|
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