West Orange celebrates its seniors

West Orange celebrates its seniors

  The West Orange Department of Senior Services celebrated Older Americans Month in May with lunches, karaoke, painting and pickleball. The kickoff event was a festive Cinco de Mayo themed luncheon including karaoke at the Oko Fine Cuisine restaurant located in downtown West Orange. A spring café was held at the West Orange Public Library […]

Book club looks back on a lot of titles over 10 years of reading

Book club looks back on a lot of titles over 10 years of reading

By Susan FitzGibbon There’s “An Invisible Thread” that holds “My Brilliant Friend(s)” together in our West Orange book group. “One Summer (in) America,” quite a few years ago but not as long ago as 1927 nor even “1984”, we “(The) Forgot(ten) our Garden(s)” and joined together as a club to be “The Interesting(s)” “(The) Group” […]

Temple draws attention to hostages with super-sized milk carton

Temple draws attention to hostages with super-sized milk carton

More than 300 people recently gathered on the front lawn of the B’nai Shalom temple on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange for the unveiling of a nine-foot tall, 300 pound milk carton with images of hostages. The milk carton with pictures of hostages held by Hamas mimics the advertisements of missing children that were […]

Students back from 3 months in Israel

Students back from 3 months in Israel

Students from Golda Och Academy in West Orange returned home this month after spending about three months in Israel. Golda Och Academy is a private independent K-12 school with a dual academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism. The students who went to Israel were participating in Golda Och’s Neshama, which is […]

WO Chamber of Commerce hands out annual awards

WO Chamber of Commerce hands out annual awards

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently held their Annual Awards Dinner honoring a local educator, firefighter, police officer and business. “A year of challenges, growth, remarkable progress,” said Board Member Adam Wolf, who hosted the event. “Let us remember their achievements are what is possible.” Tez Roro, president of the West Orange Chamber, thanked […]

A little bit of West Africa comes to The Woodland in Maplewood

A little bit of West Africa comes to The Woodland in Maplewood

BBIA BurkinaBe In Action celebrated their second anniversary by holding a community resource exhibition and family fun day at The Woodland in Maplewood. The event was sponsored by the Maplewood Division of Art and Culture and several other organizations. It included music, dancing food, a variety of activities for children plus resources and information. BBIA […]

Ninth Annual Love + Unity Music Fest at Liberty Middle School

The rainy day didn’t stop the love and unity.  Hundreds of people gathered to participate in family fun which included food trucks, vendors, live music, poetry, and dance performances at the Love + Unity festival.  Presented by national pop R&B recording artist, Carl Brister and Music Village, this is the ninth year of the annual […]

Pet of the Year fundraiser for library to install a children’s activity wall in West Orange Library

Is your dog the cat’s meow? Is your cat so dog gone cute? Perhaps you have another pet worthy of being Pet of the Year, like a rabbit or reptile? If so, here’s your chance to enter the West Orange Library’s Dog/Cat/Pet of the Year fundraiser. The Friends of the Library are fundraising so they […]

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