Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Elks No. 1154 will hold its Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition on Sunday, Nov. 18, at noon at St. Joseph’s School gym, located at 240 Franklin St., Maplewood. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to noon; the contest begins sharply at noon. The program is free to all contestants. The […]

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

Durand-Hedden remembers the Great War

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — One hundred and one years ago, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the First World War, and the impact was felt in the small town of Maplewood. Join Durand-Hedden on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the Great War. More than 100 men from […]

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The best business is doing good business! With that sentiment in mind, JESPY House recently presented its first JESPY House “SHOUT OUT Awards.” Presented in mid-November, JESPY clients will give these awards to the 50 businesses or business owners in South Orange who they feel are most helpful and welcoming. “The […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

TSTI to screen ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’

TSTI to screen ‘Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites the public to a screening of “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Producer Liam Romalis will facilitate a discussion about the movie as part of the program, which includes the Jewish/Irish short film, […]

Club TBA members craft message vases

Club TBA members craft message vases

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Nov. 5 and 6, Club TBA met for the second session in a series of programs based on Jewish values. November’s theme is “Kindness and Compassion.” Members of Club TBA of the Jewish Learning Program of Temple B’nai Abraham created a vase filled with personal messages with their interpretations of kindness […]

Holiday boutique returns to SOPL

Holiday boutique returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Friends of the South Orange Public Library will hold its annual holiday boutique on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the library, 65 Scotland Road. On entering the main reading room you will see an array of fascinating crafts from jewelry to accessories to plants, artfully nestled among […]

JLOSH receives Community Partner of the Year Award

JLOSH receives Community Partner of the Year Award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Family Assistance Resource Center NJ hosted its fourth annual Awards & Recognition Dinner in October, honoring the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills as the Community Partner of the Year. FARC recognized JLOSH for its outstanding contributions in helping meet the basic needs of children and families who have […]

University Hospital honored at NCJW/Essex opening event

University Hospital honored at NCJW/Essex opening event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — University Hospital in Newark was presented the Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award at the NCJW/Essex opening event on Oct. 23 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. This award honors an individual, agency or corporation making an impact in the community and exemplifying the goals and purposes of the National Council […]