Holiday Poetry Reading and Reception, December 17

The Carriage House Poetry Series and Tiferet Journal invite the public to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this festive season to attend a special holiday reading and reception in celebration of Tiferet’s 2016 print issue launch. The free event will take place on Saturday, December 17 from 3-5 p.m. in the Kuran Arts

December 5th, 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|

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|
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