Exploring the Glass House

Exploring the Glass House

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School for a day in the mid-century modern mecca of New Canaan, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Coach bus leaving from the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot, 187 Boyden Ave. Enroute to the destination, attendees will watch the documentary […]

‘Medicinal Plants of the Civil War’ with Lesley Parness

‘Medicinal Plants of the Civil War’ with Lesley Parness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., Durand-Hedden will host noted horticulturalist and educator Lesley Parness, who will explain how plants were crucial in every aspect of the Civil War — on the battlefields and on the home fronts of both the North and the South. Her talk will encompass 30 plants […]

Council unanimously approves statue in honor of Beasley

Council unanimously approves statue in honor of Beasley

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Sept. 11, to approve a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a statue of deceased former council President D. Bilal Beasley, who was also an Essex County Freeholder and founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization founder. The statue was donated by Beasley’s family […]

STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

Community supports Nikhil Badlani Foundation, traffic safety, community music program at run

STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, for the eighth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk put on by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011, when […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

South Orange team takes on Flemington Neshanock at Cameron Field using baseball rules from the 1860s

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Featuring the golden voice of Gerald Alston, the legendary Manhattans make a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. With a Grammy Award for “Shining Star,” this tight-knit group is still making beautiful music that evokes memories. Their tight harmonies and charisma […]

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a paper-shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling […]

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boland Golf Committee presents the 38th annual William “Lefty” Boland Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1, at Essex County Country Club, 350 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund the “Boland Grants” for children with special needs in West Orange. The tournament will […]

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

Town unites to gather trash and build pride in W. Orange

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On National Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, West Orange residents and officials came together to eliminate litter in the community. The national initiative, now in its second year, aims to gather people around the country and encourage them to create a clean environment. The event is led by the nonprofit […]

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