4-H means hands-on fun and learning for all

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Join a 4-H club — the very foundation of the Rutgers Department of 4-H youth development programs. Adult volunteers lead five or more participants in hands-on projects teaching life skills and how much fun group activities can be. 4-H youths across the county, state and nation form a network of 4-Hers […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Join Rachel Coalition at candlelight vigil

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is excited to join together with the community at […]

Craft beer tasting event to benefit the nonprofit Parks Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County Parks Department invites the public to participate in “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” at the Turtle Back Zoo. Visitors will be able to sample more than 50 craft beers during a festive evening benefiting the Essex County Parks Foundation. “Ales N’ Tails Oktoberfest” will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from […]

JCS observes fall holidays

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Jewish Cultural Society, which serves northern New Jersey, will observe Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Yom Kippur on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in rented space in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St. in Montclair. Both erev hour-long programs of secular humanistic readings and […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

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