78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A brief sun shower did nothing to dampen the spirits of the estimated 800 people attending the Gregory School PTA’s Strawberry Festival on the afternoon of June 11. Children enjoyed a bounce house, inflatable slide and obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, sand art and games. Also on hand were the […]

Conservancy unveils new outdoor sculptures

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, Essex County and the South Mountain Conservancy unveiled new outdoor sculptures in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Inaugurated in 2012, the Wildflower Sculpture Park is a collaborative initiative by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the South […]

West Orange to hold solidarity vigil for Orlando

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission invites everyone to join in a special vigil Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gathering will take place at the Clipper Picnic Pavilion, near paddleboating, South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange, in solidarity and to remember the lives lost in the […]

TSTI celebrates two female presidents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Annette Littman of West Orange and Sue Wishnow of Short Hills ­were recently honored for their leadership and vision within the community by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel at the synagogue’s spring celebration. Littman was TSTI’s second female president and is a lifelong board member who continues to share her wisdom and guiding […]

Third-grade students attend ‘Instrument Day’ at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents of third-grade students attending recorder concerts, take heart. The hours of practicing “Hot Cross Buns” and attending the prerequisite concert are going to pay off, perhaps sooner than expected. Third-grade students in the West Orange School District took a field trip on May 27 to West Orange High School for […]

Turtle Back to add Sea Turtle Recovery Center to zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced June 10 that a Sea Turtle Recovery Center will be developed at Turtle Back Zoo. The new facility will enable Turtle Back to enhance its mission of promoting conservation and preservation, and create a sanctuary to nurture and assist the Zoo’s namesake animals. “We […]

Edison Middle School annual honor roll breakfast recognizes academic achievement

Edison Middle School annual honor roll breakfast recognizes academic achievement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Edison Middle School honors breakfast on May 31 recognized 187 students for their exceptional academic accomplishments throughout the school year. Students were recognized in three categories: 14 on the principal’s list, reserved for those achieving an “A” in all subjects in all semesters; 69 on the AB honor roll, […]

Annual Roosevelt Middle School environmental assembly takes stand for Planet Earth

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual environmental assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on May 27 drove home the serious issues of pollution, deforestation, animal endangerment and more through entertaining student musical performances, dances, songs and skits. Seventh- and eighth-grade science teachers Ken Darcy, Karen Gleason, Tracy Gordon, Kimberly Nguyen, Linda Pallazolo, Martine Pope, Pete Tourian […]

OSPAC kicks off season with Latin Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Arts Incubator at OSPAC will kick off the first weekend of summer with Latin Night. Dance the night away with salsa dura band Johnny Mambo and Friends and local Latino artists on Saturday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive […]