Comedy for a Cause raises funds for autism awareness

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week’s Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of Nassan’s Place was an unqualified success, thanks to comedian Talent & Friends, the members of Orange Elks Lodge 135 and all who came out to support the organization, founder Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said on Thursday, March 31. “We had an awesome night […]

Nassan’s Place to have Comedy for a Cause fundraiser

ORANGE, NJ — Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr and the Nassan’s Place autism nonprofit organization she founded will host the Comedy for a Cause fundraiser, featuring comedian Talent and Friends, at the Elks Lodge on Main Street in Orange on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. “Autism awareness is every day,” said Wright-Arbubakrr on Tuesday, March 29. “However, […]

Workshop to discuss hidden dangers at school and home

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Nassan’s Place, a local autism awareness and family support nonprofit organization, is teaming up with Parents of Autistic Children to host “Hidden Dangers: Keeping Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Safe in the Community, School and Home.” The workshop will be held at Mount Carmel Guild Academy in West Orange […]

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Is there enough holiday cheer to go around? Bloomfield resident Nelson Valentin does not think so. A member of the Nutley Little Theatre, Valentin has had enough of Christmas chestnuts like “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” He’s not a bah-humbug kind of guy. He just wanted […]

Bloomfield HS to present ‘Julius Caesar’ this weekend

Bloomfield HS to present ‘Julius Caesar’ this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ambition, betrayal and violence will be displayed for three nights beginning this evening as the Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents “Julius Caesar” as its fall production. Producer and director Brandon Doemling, for his fall offerings, alternates between drama, comedy or something from the classical repertoire to provide his student cast members with […]

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anne Kenny Simpson is an especially busy woman these days — and nights. A Bloomfield High School paraprofessional, she and her husband are busy at work on their Morton Street fixer-upper home. Last week, sitting in her living room among unopened boxes of recently delivered cabinetry, Simpson said that while the […]

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of Broadway’s brightest stars will return to the place where everybody knows their names for Interfaith Hospitality Network’s “At Home on Stage,” the cabaret and comedy fundraising event on Monday, June 4, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and opportunity […]

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Ruth Kliwinski, a newcomer to the Nutley Little Theatre, will appear at that venue in the upcoming production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The comedy, about a group of discontented bridesmaids during a Knoxville, Tenn. wedding reception, is by Alan Ball, the screenwriter for “American Beauty” and creator of […]

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