Peanut soccer is starting on June 8

NUTLEY, NJ — The Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering Peanut Soccer once again this summer. This program allows working parents the opportunity for some recreation fun with their children. Peanut Soccer is open to Nutley toddlers ages 3 through 5 and is directed by the Rec Department’s in-house, professional coaching staff. There […]

Celebrate Flag Day with a Durand-Hedden House presentation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The American flag carries great meaning, at home and throughout the world. The oldest and largest flag company in the United States, Annin Flagmakers, which dates back to 1847, has its headquarters in Roseland. It is known for its custom hand-sewn flags and not only produces the American flag, but those of […]

Maplewood adds car show to July 4 festivities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s Maplewood July 4 celebration will include the township’s first car show on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. Car owners can enter their vehicles free online at Trophies will be awarded. Cool cars, movie cars, celebrity cars, antique cars, collector cars, muscle cars, […]

Purcell earns All-NEC softball honors

Purcell earns All-NEC softball honors

NUTLEY, NJ — Central Connecticut State University softball player Eileen Purcell was named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team at shortstop. Purcell, a Nutley High School graduate, makes her first appearance on an All-Conference list. She obliterated opposing NEC pitching this season, finishing with a .453 batting average, good for second best in the league. […]

TSTI to get ‘real about Jerusalem’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will host a lecture by Daniel Seidemann of Terrestrial Jerusalem on Wednesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Seidemann, who founded and leads the non-governmental organization, will present “Getting Real about Jerusalem.” The program, sponsored by TSTI’s Israel Involvement Committee, is free and open to all. […]

Memorial Golf Tournament supports Daughters of Israel

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on May 23 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, cocktail reception and awards ceremony. The […]

County residents excel at music competition

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Students of the Calderone School of Music performed at the 2016 Annual Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Festival and Competition. Students who sing or play solo piano, violin, guitar, woodwinds, brass, duets and bands with any combination of instruments, and percussion, compete with other students within their age group and according […]

Primary candidates discuss issues of upcoming election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the last few weeks, the Bloomfield candidates running in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 7, were interviewed by The Independent Press. Registered Democrats will have an opportunity to vote for a mayoral candidate and three council candidates. The top vote-getters in each category will run against Republican, and possibly independent, candidates […]

Cub Scout Pack 141 visits Kevin Knight and friends

NUTLEY, NJ — Kevin Knight and Independent Wrestling Federation, located at 75 Franklin Ave. in Nutley, recently hosted a visit from Nutley Cub Scout Pack 141. The Scouts were treated to a first-class production wrestling show, pizza and drinks, then had a meet-and-greet with the wrestlers from the show. The Cub Scouts all had a […]