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    Scotch Plains, NJ
    The wide southern end of Scotch Plains is known for it large lots and spacious homes. It was developed more recently than the historic north end and has a different feel. Martine Avenue and Terrill Road are the main north-south thoroughfares. Cooper Road is a country lane bordered on both sides with elegant homes on one acre plus parcels. Ponderosa Park is a 25 acre Union County recreational facility that was formerly the homestead of "Dutch" Sevelle, a local businessman who has a wing of the YMCA bearing his name.The Jewish Community Campus (JCC) and the YMCA have modern facilities and excellent athletic programs.The Shackamaxon Country Club and Golf course is just off Martine . Ash Brook Golf Course, a county park with entrance off "Old" Raritan Road has over 7,000 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 72. It is nestled in a 668 acre preserved green space that was the site of a Revolutionary War battle where 12,000 British Troops marched on the local militia.The Frazee house where Aunt Betty baked bread for the Americans is being restored by the Rotary. History, recreation, parks and large beautiful homes. So what is not to like about Scotch Plains?
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    Scotch Plains, NJ
    The map outline of Scotch Plains always reminds me of a bow tie slightly askew standing on its end. The northern end is the historic shopping area. The Stage House Inn, built in 1737, is located on the corner of Park and Front streets. Long ago, travelers on the Swift Sure Stagecoach route would rest overnight on the way west. Now, it is a fine dining restaurant with noted Chef David Drake, formerly of the Frog and Peach, serving French inspired cuisine. The lively watering hole and night spot, The Tavern, is just next door with a menu that ranges from a turkey club to grilled salmon with asparagus. John's Meat Market is a classic father/son butcher shop that sells Grade A prime meats since 1939. The staff is courteous and always gives helpful tips on cooking time and temperature. Florence Ravioli is a local institution. They make a double long ravioli with cheese or spinach fresh daily, packed by the dozen in flat cardboard boxes and tied with twine. They have fresh loaf breads and all the Italian specialties including my favorite, shooters hot peppers stuffed with prosciutto and cheese.

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