HarvestFest was swinging, then the rains came

HarvestFest was swinging, then the rains came

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 26th annual Bloomfield HarvestFest was held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, on Broad Street from Bloomfield to Belleville avenues. The weather was not favorable, with overcast skies giving out to drizzles later in the afternoon. But Ollyn Lettman, director of the Bloomfield Center Alliance, which produced the event, said there was a good […]

Good turnout, great food at 5th OctoberFeast

Good turnout, great food at 5th OctoberFeast

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Kiwanis Club held its signature event, the fifth annual OctoberFeast, on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club. The food and drink get-together attracted more than 200 paying guests to sample foods from 13 local restaurants, desserts from four bakeries, and beverages from three wine and alcohol […]

Grandparent’s Day at Carteret School

Grandparent’s Day at Carteret School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Grandparents’ Day was celebrated at Carteret Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 4. About 200 grandparents came to the school for lunchtime in the cafeteria. The school provided the children with lunch — Thursday is pizza day — while some grandparents brought their own sandwiches. Cookies and a beverage were offered to everyone. Special […]

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first ever “Bengalthon” was held at Bloomfield Middle School on Friday, Oct. 5. The event was a fundraiser for the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and involved school district sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. For a suggested donation of $10 apiece, the students were asked to walk five times around one of the school fields. […]

Columbus Day observed with speeches, essays, pancakes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Columbus Day was celebrated Monday, Oct. 8, for the 23rd time by the Italian community-service organization, Bloomfield UNICO, with its traditional presentation of awards for student essays followed by a pancake breakfast. A threat of rain relocated the observation from the Columbus monument, on the Green, to the Civic Center, where breakfast for […]

Boy and mom explain his malady to Oak View classmates

Boy and mom explain his malady to Oak View classmates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The nonprofit organization myFace presented two assemblies at Oak View Elementary School on Monday morning, Oct. 1. The first was for an audience of kindergarteners to second-graders and the later assembly was for the older students. The myFace organization addresses congenital defects of a child’s face and skull. The goal of myFace, according […]

Good crowd, nice weather for Oakeside’s walk for cancer

Good crowd, nice weather for Oakeside’s walk for cancer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center hosted its 3rd annual Pediatric Cancer Walk on Sunday, Sept. 30. Organizing the event were Kim Reilly, director of the center, and Jess Wells, a pediatric cancer nurse. Approximately 100 individuals registered to walk a three-mile loop from Oakeside, through Bloomfield Center, and back. More individuals registered on […]

Chinese students, administrators visit GR schools

Chinese students, administrators visit GR schools

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Twenty-eight Chinese students visited Glen Ridge High School last week as part of an exchange program the borough school has with Shanghai Nanhui High School. The program is sponsored by International Partnership Education Research Center of IPERC, located at Ohio State University. It was initiated at GRHS in 2014 by Chinese language […]

Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Genevieve Eilers, the oldest resident at Job Haines Home, celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday, Oct. 1. She has been a resident at the Bloomfield facility for nine years. Executive Director Noreen Haveron said when she first arrived, Genevieve showed that she was an independent woman. She decided she wanted to leave and […]