Sustainable Jersey announces 2016 awards, certifications

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards and the 74 towns that have achieved certification. The announcement was made at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange were awarded the Collaboration Award […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016-2017 cast of its Broadway Show Choir

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse recently announced casting for its award-winning Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition-based, exhibition show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s arts education and outreach programs. The choir consists of 80 singer and dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. […]

Annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to county

Update: Due to the forecast of rain, these two events have been moved to Sunday, Oct. 23. MONTCLAIR / MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been […]

Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

Millburn congregation to host Pulitzer Prize winner

MILLBURN, NJ — One week before the national elections, Congregation B’nai Israel will host foreign affairs expert and Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 9:45 a.m. Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor for The Wall Street Journal, will be speaking on “The Nine Commandments for Mideast Policy.” Stephens is one of […]

Which eco-mower is right for you?

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join re:Yard, a community yard sustainability program co-created by the green teams of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, for an eco-mower test drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the front lawn of Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. in Maplewood. Test drive reel mowers and electronic mulching […]

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 […]

Tours of St. Stephen’s Church’s historic cemetery

MILLBURN, NJ — In cooperation with the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn will hold tours of its historic cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 16. Tours will leave the cemetery gate at 451 Millburn Ave. — across from Millburn High School — at intervals, approximately 15 minutes apart, between 2 and 4 p.m. […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]

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