Celebrating 90 years of May bloom

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The trustees of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens invite the public to celebrate its 90th anniversary this May. Come enjoy this living art known as the “Rainbow on the Hill.” “The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens again welcomes spring with its landmark display of blooms,” board President Nancy Skjei-Lawes said in a press […]

Glen Ridge HS track and field teams give good efforts at Bulldog Relays

Glen Ridge HS track and field teams give good efforts at Bulldog Relays

The Glen Ridge High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams gave good efforts at the Bulldog Relays at Shabazz Stadium in Newark on Saturday, April 22, under rainy and dreary conditions. Photos by Chris Troyano. Photo 1: Jose McCallen-Villifane competes in the two-person discus relay with a best throw of 77 feet, 10 inches […]

Paying tribute to Nikhil through music

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani foundation invites you to a musical celebration and tribute to Nikhil Badlani on Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The celebration will feature performances by the students and instructors from the Music For Nikhil program. Come celebrate […]

From fleece to cloth – shearing, spinning and weaving

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spinning, twisting a fiber such as wool into thread or yarn, and weaving that thread or yarn to create cloth is an art and a craft dating back thousands of years. At a free event on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Durand-Hedden visitors will be given the opportunity to […]

Area teen organizes event to remember the heroes of the Holocaust

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people filled the theater at JCC MetroWest last week for a Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation with guest speaker Robert Bielsky. Bielsky is the youngest son of the legendary partisan commander Tuvia Bielsky who saved more than 1,200 Jewish lives during the Holocaust and was portrayed by Daniel Craig […]

Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra to present annual spring concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, led by maestro Enrico Granafei, will present its annual spring concert Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road in Bloomfield. The program, “Mandolin Romance,” will explore popular show tunes, classical pieces and Italian favorites. Admission is charged. For additional […]

Local residents learn about the horrors of the Holocaust

Local residents learn about the horrors of the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, DC — The South Orange-Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee sponsored an April 18 trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial for 50 students, their teachers and guests, including two Holocaust survivors, who shared their testimony on the way to Washington, D.C. This trip was […]

Maplewood summer of ’17 is going to be sweet

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The calendar may say spring, but in the Maplewood Recreation Department at Town Hall, it’s a summertime fun fest. There is still time to register and join the movement. Pool membership Before you know it, it’s going to be time to jump into the Maplewood Community Pool. Opening day May 27, so […]

Thomas Fleming 

 Thomas Fleming, an iconic figure in American long distance running passed away on Wednesday evening, April 19, while coaching The Montclair Kimberley Academy’s track and field team at a meet in Verona. He was 65 and born on July 23, 1951 in Long Branch, NJ.   During a storied professional distance running career Tom Fleming […]