Montclair HS swim teams defeat Columbia in first meet of the season

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Pumped to compete after weeks of 5:00 a.m. practices, the Montclair High School Mounties swim team dove all in this past Wednesday  to secure victory against Columbia during the first meet of the 2018-19 swim season. In the weeks preceding this meet, a teacher or two might have noticed Mounties swimmers asleep […]

Essex County’s IHN applauds ‘Sesame Street’ for recent character

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 13, “Sesame Street” reintroduced Lily, a 7-year-old Muppet who first struggled with hunger, and now struggles with homelessness and transition. The Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County lauds this effort by “Sesame Street” to address this issue. Child homelessness is at an all-time high, with more […]

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, […]

Don’t miss ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Pleasant Valley Productions will stage “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St. in Montclair, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, this widely […]

CHS student to star in ‘Nutcracker’ with NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Anna Pettigrew, 15, of South Orange, will join renowned professional guest artists when she performs “Toy Soldier” and “Archangel” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Pettigrew is currently a sophomore at Columbia High School. NJDTE returns to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State […]

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; […]

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 […]

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One thing members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange prize is connection — to their synagogue and through the many ways in which TSTI brings its members together. One example is PrimeConnection, a group for adults in their prime of life that provides monthly opportunities to connect with peers at […]

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 […]

Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music’s Arts Institute Partnership Grant was renewed for a second year. The grant is designed to provide music lesson services to South Orange-Maplewood School District music students. Last year, South Orange-Maplewood School District’s fine arts department and Montclair State University embarked on one […]