Vanguard announces grants from NJSCA and Tee Rico

Vanguard announces grants from NJSCA and Tee Rico

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company announced the award of a significant grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts for Vanguard’s educational program, DREAM VTC. In addition, Vanguard announced that Tee Rico by Lin Manuel Miranda has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018-19 season. The New Jersey State Council on the […]

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

Board approves NJ Transit’s FY19 local and community transportation programs

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 8, NJ Transit’s board of directors authorized the expenditure of approximately $45 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for fiscal year 2019, providing critical local transportation services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically-disadvantaged and rural residents, according to a press release from NJ […]

Local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser event support life-saving research

Local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser event support life-saving research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. Dozens […]

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9 through 27 at West Orange High School, was considered a success by instructors, students and parents alike. “I was beyond pleased with Engineering Explorations,” parent Tracey Palmer said. “STEM concepts were presented and applied in a practical yet captivating manner such that […]

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

Long-time readers celebrate 20th anniversary

Long-time readers celebrate 20th anniversary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Literate Ladies Book Club celebrated its 20th year with a luncheon at The Manor in West Orange on July 20. The book club started in Union in 1998 with six members and now has 15 from Union, Essex, Morris, Somerset and Ocean counties, and even some online members who have […]

Registration now open for fall session of SeniorStudio painting classes

Registration now open for fall session of SeniorStudio painting classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will be again be sponsoring SeniorStudio, a studio art painting program. These classes are specifically designed for senior residents, ages 60 and older, with no arts experience, and new students are encouraged to sign up, but students of all skill levels are welcomed. The 10-week […]

Michael Oren to speak at B’nai Shalom

Michael Oren to speak at B’nai Shalom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, who currently sits in Knesset, Israel’s governing body, as a member of the Kulanu party and is a deputy minister in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, will return to West Orange, where he grew up, on Tuesday, Sept. 4. At B’nai […]

Maplewood Makos swim team splashes to stellar summer season

Maplewood Makos swim team splashes to stellar summer season

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – This year, 140 Maplewood Pool members between the ages of 5 and 18 took the plunge and joined the Maplewood Makos swim team. With a focus on sportsmanship and fun, the team competes in the North Jersey Summer Swim League every summer. Swimming against teams like Springfield, Berkley Heights, Morris Township and […]

JCC MetroWest’s inaugural Rock The Block party is huge success

JCC MetroWest’s inaugural Rock The Block party is huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 800 people from the community gathered at JCC MetroWest in West Orange on Aug. 5, for the inaugural Rock The Block street-fair-style event for entertainment, food and face painting. Families were entertained with musical performances by Rock N’ Roll Babies, Triple Threat Theatre Camp and Bobby Beetcut. A guest appearance […]

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