Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Thank you for visiting our blog. We will sun set this blog application very soon! You can get further information on our upcoming December 2011 Christmas Tour.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rising Plainfield Star: The 2011 Sundance Recipient for the film “Kinyarwanda” Director Alrick Brown

Independent film director Alrick Brown is one of the rising stars of Plainfield. His film "Kinyaranda" won World Cinema Audience Award at this year's Sun Dance Film Festival.

To read his interview with IndieWire click on the link above. It will be interesting to see where his award winning film will go as it has a great and important story to share with rest for the world. Also, filmmaker Alrick Brown is working on new projects and working with high profile independent film producers. Alrick's success will hopefully inspire creative talent in future Plainfield generations to come.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Plainfield Unitarian Society Celebrating Restoration of Historic Stained Glass Facade

It's great to see news and coverage surrounding the restoration of the Plainfield Unitarian Society's stained glass facade. The stained glass artist Oliver Smith created diverse themes including family, music, commerce and featured six glass columns topped by symbols representing the world's major religions and philosophies.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bill Providing Tax Credits for Rehabbing Historic Properties Clears Legislature

A bill that would provide tax credits for property owners seeking to rehabilitate historic homes received final legislative approval when it was recently passed by the Senate.

Click on the above hyperlink to view full article.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Plainfield Symphony: Fireside Recital

Now is the time to RSVP to our Fireside Recital featuring Evelyn Estava and Mark Yolleck performing Brahms, Prokofiev and Chausson. This special fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 23 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $40/person.

Location: 1050 Rahway Road, Plainfield

RSVP to by Jan. 15

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twelfth Night Progressive Dinner

On Saturday January 8th the district came together for it's annual Twelfth Night Progressive Dinner. The progressive dinner was graciously hosted by some of the most elegant homes within the district and outfitted with culinary delights. Friends and neighbors were able to catch up and speak of an exciting future for the district.

The 2010 President, Lamont Blowe gave thanks to the Executive Board that served with him: Arne Aakre, Clarence McGhie, and Jan Jasper. Lamont then introduced the 2011 Van Wyck Brooks Historic District President, John Stewart, Jr.

The new President introduced the new Executive Board: Larry Quirk (VP), Sue Keller (Treasurer), and Jan Jasper (Secretary).

Special Thanks was given to all the homeowners and hosts, volunteers, Richard Lear, Carlos Ponton, and to the Twelfth Night Chairperson Carolyn Ruffin.

"A Historic District1
and identity..."

Sue Keller and friends

Hollace Hoffman,
Jan Jasper, and Tom Smith

The beautiful spread at
April Stefel's home

District members enjoying
great company and food

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Good Neighbors, Eats, and Cool Breezes - Finally!

After a week of punishing heat, we relaxed and cooled off with a picnic at Sue Keller's house on Saturday, July 10 .