“Rise Up Kids” brought together recreation and resources

On Sunday, October 30 RISE UP KIDS' expo at Forest Road Park brought together resources from our community to help deal with kids' mental health and emotional issues. The event featured costumes, candy, a free tethered hot air balloon and resources parents may need to help their kids who may be bullied, depressed or otherwise

October 31st, 2016|

Drought Warning issued for Union County

The Department of Environmental Protection has placed 14 counties, including Union, under a drought warning due to ongoing precipitation deficits and deteriorating water-supply conditions, particularly storage levels in reservoirs. Rainfall is approximately 13 inches below normal. Here are a few conservation tips to consider: Cease lawn watering and washing of cars. Fix any in home

October 26th, 2016|

TCNJ Students Volunteer at Fanwood Nature Center

The Fanwood Environmental Commission welcomed 25 student volunteers from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) this past Saturday, October 15.   The volunteers worked under the supervision on environmental commission members to remove a selection of the multiflora roses and Japanese Stilt Grass at the Fanwood Nature Center. Fanwood DPW supplied tools and supplies for

October 17th, 2016|

Fanwood 5K and Family Fun Run brought out Superheroes

Fanwood's annual 5K and Family Fun Run brought out our favorite super heros for the annual run through town. This year, runners dressed in superhero costumes as they walked and ran through Fanwood. Registration fees benefit the Fanwood Recreation Trust Fund which helps pay for numerous Recreation Programs in our town. Thanks to Joe Valente,

October 16th, 2016|

Storyteller David Emerson will present ancient tales

Compelling storyteller David Emerson retells (and embroiders) the colorful and ancient tales of Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Cornwall that will "warm, tickle or chill the heart."  With or without a pint in his hand, David will enchant us with his stories on Tuesday evening October 25 at the monthly program meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and

October 11th, 2016|

Don’t forget the recycling smartphone app

Fanwood is providing a new recycling app to residents, called Recycle Coach.  The goal is to make recycling more convenient for residents, while increasing participation. The mobile application can be installed for free on tablets, smartphones and computers, making information and resources available at your fingertips. The app is customized for Fanwood and allows users

October 4th, 2016|

College Club will host speaker Reyer Swaak

The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains welcomes Reyer Swaak to speak on his experiences as a teenager imprisoned for four years by the Japanese Army. He will also discuss the state of mind of the Japanese before and after the end the war as well as the emergence of Third World nationalism. The program will be held on October 24 at

September 24th, 2016|

Fanwood Pharmacy Now Open

Fanwood's newest downtown business, the Fanwood Pharmacy, opened with fanfare and a ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Among those cutting the ribbon were Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council members Tom Kranz and Kathy Mitchell and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which now promotes Fanwood business. Front and center was Mitul

September 24th, 2016|

Knit-a-Bit celebrates one year anniversary

Mayor Mahr joined members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce on September 24, 2016, at Knit-A-Bit, a charming yarn shop celebrating their First Anniversary in Fanwood!  Knit-a-Bit is located at 42 South Martine Avenue and is packed with beautiful yarns, buttons, and finished samples that are truly inspirational.  Details about the shop and

September 24th, 2016|

Coffee with the Mayor

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr spent a couple hours with residents at Mara’s on Saturday, September 24 for her second “Coffee with the Mayor” event. Joined by Council President Kathy Mitchell and Councilman Tom Kranz, the Mayor discussed several topics including taxes, curbside recycling and the proposed library expansion.

September 22nd, 2016|
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