Thanksgiving Day races feature multiple records

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Thanksgiving Day, the Ashenfelter 8-K race and the Tom Fleming Mile run in Glen Ridge enjoyed a record number of finishers, according to race director Dan Murphy. “This year, there were 3,101 finishers in the Ashenfelter Classic,” Murphy said earlier this week. “For the Tom Fleming Mile, there were 461 finishers. […]

EO church celebrates 145th anniversary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The congregation of Bethel Presbyterian Church on Dodd Street in East Orange is celebrating its 145th anniversary and marked the occasion by serving members of the surrounding community a pre-Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, Nov. 22. Church member Martha Day was the featured speaker at the anniversary event, which also featured a performance […]

New plaque tells history of the park’s cherry trees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A new plaque has been added to Essex County Branch Brook Park, located in Newark and Belleville. The plaque speaks of the history of the cherry blossom trees in the park. Located in front of the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, the plaque shares the story of cherry blossoms in Essex County, […]

West Orange gives thanks at Chamber event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Giving thanks was the theme of this year’s Thanksgiving Luncheon, the annual tradition organized by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange, held Nov. 25 at Mayfair Farms. While it may be easy to get caught up […]

South Orange Avenue eastbound lanes to be closed Dec. 9 through 11

Essex County, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily so the roadway can be milled and paved. The westbound lanes will remain open. This is […]

EO Salvation Army’s pre-Thanksgiving dinner is a big success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Salvation Army of East Orange hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for those who wanted to break bread and share a meal at the organization’s headquarters on Main Street on Sunday, Nov. 22, in collaboration with the East Orange Fire Department and the members of Firemen Mutual Benevolent Association Local 23. “We serve […]

Fundraiser for WOSF Principal’s Scholarship raises serious bank

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Foundation Principal’s Scholarship “Harvest Moon” fundraiser, held at the Loft at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Nov. 20, provided an enjoyable evening for attendees and a record $5,600 for the fund. More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing provided by Liberty Middle School music teacher […]

Woman’s Club supports IHN

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Evening Membership Department of the Maplewood Woman’s Club presented Emma Justice, executive director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County, with a check for $500 to aid in the network’s purchase of a new van. The IHN provides 20 to 25 homeless families each year with shelter and meals through a […]

GR Friday Night Rec begins

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Friday night recreation will be held by Glen Ridge Parks and Recreation. The program will be at Ridgewood Avenue School upper gym, with drop-off in the parking lot behind the school. The night features 90 minutes of gym games for kids, supervised by a qualified staff. All registrations for the free […]

Troop 2’s Gonnella and Smith achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anthony D. Gonnella and Peyton R. Smith, both of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting and is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. […]