Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church observed the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The presentation weaves stories from Scripture with Christmas carols and hymns. The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of Christ Episcopal Church, said the service can focus, as her church does, on Advent, the four Sundays leading up to […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christmas time is peak time for the U. S. Postal Service and at the Glen Ridge Post Office, those people just love to work. Letter carriers ordinarily start at 8:30 a.m., but lately they have been on the job by 6:30 a.m. Postmaster Paul Camporeale is already there, and he is not […]

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

MONTCLAIR, NJ — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, […]

Gas Lamp Players to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’

Gas Lamp Players to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Players will be presenting, “A Christmas Carol,” with a cast of 105 adults, teenagers and children. According to its director, Kristy Graves, this production is the same as the one-act, Broadway musical version that had a running time of 90 minutes, but the Gas Lamp show will have an […]

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With race-time temperatures hovering in the teens, the annual Ashenfelter 8K and Tom Fleming Mile were run Thursday, Nov. 22, with diminished fields because of no-shows. Race director Daniel Murphy said there were 2,500 finishers for the 8K race with 618 no-shows. For the mile, 387 runners finished, with 182 no-shows. According […]

Glen Ridge now collecting leaves from homeowners

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — New Jersey state law prohibits disposal of leaves this fall with other garbage at the resource recovery facility. The borough is mandated to provide pick up and removal to an approved, designated compost area. The borough of Glen Ridge has contracted a truck to specifically pick up bagged leaves at curbside. […]

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

Take a holiday candlelight tour of Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Take a holiday candlelight tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Road in Verona, to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem. Tours will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27; Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; […]

Ashenfelter 8K, Tom Fleming Mile ready to be run

Ashenfelter 8K, Tom Fleming Mile ready to be run

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 19th annual Ashenfelter 8K race will be run tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 22. Scheduled to start at 9 a.m., it will be preceded by the Tom Fleming Mile race at 8:15 a.m. Speaking late last week, Dan Murphy, the race director and a member of the borough council, said that about 2,000 runners […]

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]