Thespian Society welcomes new members

Thespian Society welcomes new members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students were inducted into the Thespian Society on May 13 amid the cheers and applause of their peers. “One thing you always need to remember is that you are not alone,” drama adviser and teacher Wendy Mapes told seniors, adding, “a part of you will always live […]

Mother’s Day in style at DOI

Mother’s Day in style at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chamber players from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performed in a special celebration at Daughters of Israel on Mother’s Day. The performance was followed by a Viennese dessert table. Pictured are, from left, Daughters of Israel Director of Development Susan Solomon; NJSO Chamber oboist Robert Ingliss and bassoonist Mark Timmerman; and […]

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, West Orange held its second session of the 2019 Senior Gardening Program. Seniors were assisted by West Orange High School students, who prepared beds by mixing mulch and compost, then spreading it onto the beds; the students worked under the guidance of teacher Mallory DeMarco. Photos Courtesy […]

WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 7 that 36 New Jersey municipalities were selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. West Orange received a $10,000 to support its Pollinator […]

WOPD reminds drivers to ‘Click It or Ticket’ as it crack down

WOPD reminds drivers to ‘Click It or Ticket’ as it crack down

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Law enforcement officers from the West Orange Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 20 and running through June 2, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization […]

Tribute to Nikhil will be June 12

Tribute to Nikhil will be June 12

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will hold its annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil on Wednesday, June 12, 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. Doors open at 6:30 […]

WO-owned Rock Spring officially opens

WO-owned Rock Spring officially opens

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of West Orange gathered at the newly renamed Rock Spring Golf Club at West Orange to officially kick off the 2019 golf season May 9, with longtime West Orange School District educators Pat Galante and Nick Galante being the first to tee off at the course, formerly the Rock Spring […]

GOTR nurtures strong, confident girls in Essex

GOTR nurtures strong, confident girls in Essex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girls on the Run New Jersey East gathered at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on May 9 for its annual fundraising breakfast, encouraging local residents to support the group’s New Jersey chapter. The nonprofit organization sponsors running teams for girls across the country and the breakfast featured keynote speaker Sarah Ford, […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

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