Daughters of Israel introduces advances in rehab

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel, a nursing facility with a rehabilitation center for subacute care, has just introduced the OmniVR, the first virtual rehabilitation system designed specifically for the needs of medically complex patients, including aging adults, according to a recent press release. At first glance, one might think the OmniVR is a […]

Craft beer tasting event to benefit the nonprofit Parks Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County Parks Department invites the public to participate in “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” at the Turtle Back Zoo. Visitors will be able to sample more than 50 craft beers during a festive evening benefiting the Essex County Parks Foundation. “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from […]

Essex County honors Latinos for their contributions to the community

Essex County honors Latinos for their contributions to the community

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Essex County Hall of Records in Newark. With an array of colorful flags representing 22 Latino countries as the backdrop, DiVincenzo led a spirited celebration to pay homage to the rich culture and […]

Manno to help students become ‘Renaissance men’

Manno brings his personal love of art to SOMSD students

Manno to help students become ‘Renaissance men’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District’s new supervisor of fine arts, James Manno, was approved for his position at the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting, along with three other administrators. Strong community relationships and an emphasis on the importance of the arts are two tenets Manno plans to bring to the table. […]

Elks Lodge 135 hosts picnic fundraiser to send children with special needs to summer camp

Elks Lodge 135 hosts picnic fundraiser to send children with special needs to summer camp

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Elks Lodge 135 members hosted their annual picnic fundraiser at the lodge‘s headquarters on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 17. “Our main mission is on behalf of children with challenges, and veterans,” Susan Reinhardt, who serves as the chairperson for Children With Challenges at Elks Lodge 135, said Sept. 17. […]

Let’s get cooking with Bittman at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman will be speaking and signing copies of his newest cookbook, “How To Bake Everything,” at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Thursday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bittman will be joined in conversation with food critic and writer Peter Meehan. Bittman is a former New York […]

South Orange Train Station celebrates its centennial

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Train Station celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate this historic occasion, South Orange Village and NJ Transit are hosting a centennial celebration this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sloan Street in front of the station. Built in 1916 by architect Frank J. […]

JCS observes fall holidays

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Jewish Cultural Society, which serves northern New Jersey, will observe Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Yom Kippur on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in rented space in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St. in Montclair. Both erev hour-long programs of secular humanistic readings and […]

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