SOPAC and JCC to host Amsellem’s Israeli film series

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The opportunity to experience a handpicked series of foreign films about Israeli culture, all directed by Israeli filmmakers, is now available to cinema enthusiasts and history buffs at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the JCC MetroWest in West Orange as part of “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South […]

Longos celebrate 70 years of marriage

Longos celebrate 70 years of marriage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elizabeth and Peter J. Longo of West Orange celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, Sept. 15, with their children, Patricia Bolles, Diana Longo, Peter M. Longo and his wife, Lisa Olesky. Elizabeth “Betty,” nee Raycheck, was born in Uniontown, Pa. Her widowed mother raised seven children on a small farm during […]

Green Hill celebrates its grandparents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A somber Sept. 11 remembrance day turned joyful for the celebration of Grandparent’s Day at Green Hill in West Orange. The annual Grandparent’s Day event brings generations of families together to enjoy the end of summer. Pictured, Green Hill Executive Director Tony Lynn Davis serves hot dogs.

Senior Wellness Day for county seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites senior citizens to the 11th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The event will include health screenings, musical entertainment, dancing, food, exercise demonstrations and free admission to Turtle […]

Muckers’ ‘Ball’ returns for third year to support Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It’s time again to celebrate the Muckers who worked with Thomas Edison. Edison had thousands of great ideas, but one of his paramount achievements was the very process of invention itself. He built research laboratories in West Orange and they became his “invention factory.” At the heart of this humming structure […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund announces upcoming events

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund has announced their support of three events that will raise money for WOSF-related scholarships to be awarded at the Senior Awards Night to be held at West Orange High School in June 2017. The first event is the sixth annual Stop For Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk, […]

Turtle Back Zoo receives third consecutive 5-year accreditation from AZA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has earned accreditation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ independent Accreditation Commission, according to a recent press release. Accreditation recognizes an institution’s commitment to providing quality animal care, education programs and promoting conservation. AZA made the announcement during its annual convention on Wednesday, Sept. […]

Residents invited to register for Metro YMCA’s 22nd annual golf tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To help neighbors in need, all local residents are invited to register for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19. Admission is charged and includes the full day of golf and all evening activities. Proceeds from the event at the picturesque Montclair Golf Club […]