Monday, December 17, 2012
Santa Claus traveled to door-to-door in Fanwood on Dec. 15. The Borough of Fanwood notes it as another successful year for Santa's journey.
To submit your own photos or videos of Santa's visit, just click "Upload Photos and Videos," below the current photo from last year's journey. Santa's annual door-to-door journey took place on Dec. 15 beginning at 11 a.m. Santa visited Fanwood homes to deliver gifts to children of the borough and all gifts were donated by Fanwoodians. Did Santa visit your family? Send us a photo! This tradition is made possible by volunteers from the Fanwood Fire Department, the Rescue Squad and PBA Local 123. You can find the rules and schedule, here. Santa Claus will be escorted door-to-door by the Fanwood Fire Department, the Rescue Squad and Police PBA 123 throughout the bourough. The Borough thanked their volunteers for making this year another …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Santa Claus thanks all who made the Scotch Plains Holiday Celebration possible.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
To The Editor: I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the children of all ages who came out to see me at the Holiday Celebration in Scotch Plains this past Sunday. It was great to see so many people come out on a beautiful, unseasonably warm day. It was so warm I had trouble keeping my glasses from getting all fogged up. I had a lot of fun meeting so many great children and their families. As we speak, the elves are working feverishly up at the North Pole filling all the requests. I want to thank the many people who made my visit possible. Thanks to the Scotch Plains Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and Recreation Department for helping to set up the event and also allowing it to run smoothly. Thank you to the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
On Dec. 2 both towns held their annual holiday celebrations which commenced with a tree lighting. Submit your photos!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Radio host parlays his passion for the holiday into a year-round job.
For most of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Jay Isherwood’s Christmas spirit lasts all year long. And, apparently he isn’t the only one who feels this way. He is the host and program director of an Internet radio station, www.MerryChristmasRadio.com, which plays Christmas songs every day, 365 days a year. As his station boasts, he is a certifiable Christmas nut. Last December, 70,000 listeners from all over the globe tuned into www.Live365.com to listen to the station and somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 people were still listening in July, and throughout the off season. Isherwood anticipates the numbers will be even higher this year. This former Livingston resident always had an interest in entertainment, but it wasn’t …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Perched atop a Fanwood Fire Department Truck, Santa Claus gave out a few early Christmas presents to girls and boys around town.
About 100 family, friends and neighbors waited for eagerly for Santa to arrive at the Lynch Family home on Hunter Avenue. Although Santa travels around to the homes of boys and girls all over Fanwood, the Lynchs, who have three children of their own, have held this gathering of holiday cheer for twelve years in a row. As Fanwoodians young and old stood in the brisk but beautiful weather, enjoying donuts and hot chocolate (or even an ice cold brewsky), Dan Lynch noted that his wife Judi also invites party goers to bring a new toy to donate to children in need this holiday season. "We are very lucky to have such generous friends and neighbors," Lynch stated. As Santa Claus finally made the turn off of North Avenue and onto Hunter escorted by…
Monday, December 5, 2011
Jolly Saint Nick sends out a special letter of gratitude for his invitation to Sunday's Holiday Celebration in downtown Scotch Plains
Monday, December 5, 2011
To the Editor: To The Editor: I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the children of all ages who came out to see me at the Holiday Celebration in Scotch Plains this past Sunday. It was great to see so many people come out on a beautiful, unseasonably warm day. Even Darth Vader looked like he was having a good time. I had a lot of fun meeting so many great children and their families. As we speak, the elves are working feverishly up at the North Pole filling all the requests. I want to thank the many people who made my visit possible. Thanks to the Scotch Plains Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and Recreation Department for helping to set up the event and also allowing it to run smoothly. Thank you to the Scotch…
Local families were dazzled by Sunday's celebration in downtown Scotch Plains
Despite the unseasonably warm weather, downtown Scotch Plains was overcome with holiday spirit on Sunday. Local families gathered in the Village Green, eager to see Santa Claus himself arrive in sparkling holiday splendor aboard a bright, red fire engine. Jolly St. Nick was the guest of honor at the Scotch Plains Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration, and was kept company by sheep and goats in the petting zoo, two Clydesdales pulling the wagon ride, Rainbow the Clown and yes, even Darth Vader. Still, there was no debating when in came to the main attraction. “We wanted the kids to get out to see Santa,” said Patrick Thompson of Scotch Plains. His daughters, Veronica, 6, and Emily, 3, also enjoyed feeding the animals in the petting zoo. Before…