Ashenfelter 8K, Tom Fleming Mile ready to be run

Ashenfelter 8K, Tom Fleming Mile ready to be run

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 19th annual Ashenfelter 8K race will be run tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 22. Scheduled to start at 9 a.m., it will be preceded by the Tom Fleming Mile race at 8:15 a.m. Speaking late last week, Dan Murphy, the race director and a member of the borough council, said that about 2,000 runners […]

Gas Lamp Junior Players to present ‘Willy Wonka’

Gas Lamp Junior Players to present ‘Willy Wonka’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A staging of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” by the Gas Lamp Junior Players, will begin a four-performance run tomorrow night at Ridgewood Avenue School. The musical is based on Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” made popular by the 1971 movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene […]

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 […]

Veterans are honored with parade and many thanks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield observed Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. The date also marked the centennial of the end of World War I when the armistice was signed. A small contingent of marchers, trailing a color guard, led a small brigade of police and firemen and fire engines making their way from Town Hall to […]

Keeping the flame burning: Vets honor all who served

Keeping the flame burning: Vets honor all who served

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Day Committee held its annual Veterans Day breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Newark-Bloomfield Elk Lodge No. 21, located on Bloomfield Avenue. The event has been held for about 20 years, according to Joe Ellmer, a past commander of VFW Post No. 711, Bloomfield, and a Korean veteran. […]

Fred Branch, authority of town’s history, dies at 93

Fred Branch, authority of town’s history, dies at 93

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Frederick Branch, architectural model-maker, foremost Bloomfield historian, and life-member of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, died at his Forest Drive home Sunday, Nov. 4. He was 93. A graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1943, Branch was born Aug. 26, 1925. He lived in Kearny until 1927 when his family moved to […]

Berkeley School wins grant for theater program

Berkeley School wins grant for theater program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has been awarded a grant from Disney Theatrical Group, in participation with NJPAC, to build a sustainable musical-theater program. The grant will provide the school with licensing permission, and two NJPAC teaching artists for 17 weeks, to help produce a children’s version of “Aladdin” in the spring. The grant will […]

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