WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]

SHU’s Division of Volunteer Efforts partners with South Orange Seniors for second senior gala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 125 South Orange senior citizens gathered for the Division of Volunteer Efforts and South Orange Seniors’ second senior gala on April 10. The Cotton Ball Gala, named for the traditional second anniversary gift of cotton, featured dancing, musical entertainment, refreshments and a food drive benefiting Our Lady of Sorrows […]

West Orange High School students Skype with sister school in France

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in French 2, 2 Honors, and I Honors participated in a Skype teleconference in the auditorium with their pen pal friends from the Gustave Monod High School in Enghien-les-Bains, France, on March 24. Students had previously sent posters and letters of encouragement to students at Gustave […]

AV Hero Fund golf outing to honor Angelo Vayas

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mary Vayas of Maplewood invites the community to celebrate, remember and honor her husband, Angelo Vayas, with her on Monday, June 13, at the Maplewood Country Club. She’ll be hosting the first “AV Hero Fund Golf Outing,” an event designed to raise awareness for glioblastoma, help others who are stricken with this […]

32 municipalities receive grants to implement sustainability projects

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an event held recently in Cranford, Sustainable Jersey announced the 32 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey small grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, eight $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including reclaiming paved surfaces for community […]

Lions Club hosts spaghetti dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Lions Club of West Orange will host its annual spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the West Orange High School Cafeteria. Admission is charged. Submit ticket order by April 16 to Tim King, 347 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Suite 200, West Orange, NJ 07052.

CCR launches video competition for SouthNext project

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The community is invited to bring SOMA’s diversity to the big screen through “My Story,” a video competition hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. Residents of all ages are invited to produce two-minute video vignettes with their smartphone or tablet that feature the vibrant life and […]

LMS to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will debut its annual spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” on May 5 and 6, beginning at 7 p.m. “We are performing the revised Broadway version of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’” Director Cynthia Rowberg said in a release. “It is the actual award-winning Broadway […]

STEM draws big crowd, many vendors, at Women’s Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge First, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing STEM activities among Glen Ridge students, held its third-annual festival on Saturday, April 2, at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club. According to Yin Chang-D’Arcy, chairwoman of group, the event was attended by 670 people and had over 20 exhibitors. STEM is […]