Westfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Union Cty, NJ Newspaper OCT 28, 1999
2nd Annual 1999 Our Towns Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1998 Edition)
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Reminiscing may be in many of our thoughts as 1999 comes to an end. But in Fanwood and Scotch Plains, we don’t need visions to see signs of our history. There are many real things today preserved that instill pride of our history and the accomplishments of our forefathers.
  
The 260-year-old Stage House Inn is a thriving reminder right in our midst. For a casual tour of the past, visit the charming Osborn Cannonball House dating back to about 1760. Scotch Plains had its first school about the same time in 1768.
   There’s a Tale of Two Communities that takes you on a ride from the past to the present day, arriving at the Fanwood train station for its 125th anniversary.
   Our Towns are nestled in cozy, tree-lined neighborhoods, although within in bird’s eye view of metropolitan New York City. One may commute or work at the village store, but they’re always glad to be home. Neighbors are friends in our small towns. There are few strangers, and visitors receive warm welcomes.
The Complete Publication and Highlights: (pdf files)
Tale of Two Communities...................................................... Page 4
Cannonball House................................................................... Page 7
History of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools ....................... Page 8
Fanwood Railroad Station ..................................................... Page 10
Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood ............. Page 11
Stage House ............................................................................. Page 12
Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center ........................... Page 14
Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools .............................. Page 16
Union Catholic High School ................................................. Page 19
Scotch Plains Local Government......................................... Page 20
Scotch Plains Municipal Boards ......................................... Page 21
Fanwood Local Government .................................................. Page 22
Fanwood Municipal Boards.................................................... Page 23
Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association ... Page 26
Directory of State, County & Federal Representatives ... Page 28
Union County Vocational-Technical Schools..................... Page 29
Religious .................................................................................. Page 30
Scotch Plains Fire, Rescue and Police Rosters ................ Page 32
Fanwood Fire, Rescue and Police Rosters .......................... Page 34
Transportation Guide ............................................................. Page 36
Scotch Plains Day/Street Fest .............................................. Page 37
Fanny Wood Day ...................................................................... Page 38
John H. Stamler Police Academy ......................................... Page 39
Fanwood Memorial Library ................................................... Page 40
Scotch Plains Public Library ............................................... Page 41
Recycling Information ........................................................... Page 42
Recreational Information ...................................................... Page 43
Sports ........................................................................................ Page 44
  
Volunteers protect us through our fire departments and rescue squads. Volunteers give us business energy and creativity through the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association. But, Our Towns are big enough to be the home of admirals and the State Senate President.
   Our high school kids are skilled enough to win 7 state soccer championships over the last 14 years. Then, there’s DECA, students learning business and winning national awards. There are many things to fill us with pride, yet there’s still time to smell the wildflowers at the Fanwood Nature Center.
   The Times of Scotch Plains-Fanwood is pleased to present the annual Our Towns publication. This year, the staff takes you on a trip through community history. Many organizations helped put this together, and we’re proud to be part of it. Thank you to all, particularly Suzette Stalker who served as editor, Pete Billson who plied his technical skill and Joanna Marsh who managed the commercial necessities. - Horace Corbin, Publisher
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