West Orange High School hosts visiting Chinese exchange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six exchange students from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School in China were formally welcomed to West Orange High School on Feb. 11 for a one-week visit accompanied by their teacher and chaperone, Liang Chen. In 2010, the Asia Society and Hanban, the Central Chinese Education Committee, selected the Chinese program of […]

Fine dining at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Daughters of Israel Fine Dining program on the Healthcare Foundation of NJ Special Care Unit at Barnhard Pavilion took place Feb. 2. The event featured waiters clad in formal attire serving up gourmet fare that included chicken florentine and roasted prime rib. Above, Daughters of Israel resident Bobbie Frank, left, […]

Region IV NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament to be at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School, located at 51 Conforti Ave., will be the site of the Region IV NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament, which begins Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Tarnoff Gymnasium. Wrestlers from Region IV will compete on the following schedules: Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., first round; Friday, Feb. […]

Cycling for special needs services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Teen Committee for the JCC MetroWest Cycle For Special Needs event holds up a check for $22,000 at the Sunday, Feb. 21, cycle-thon. The proceeds from the event will go toward promoting inclusion and supporting those with special needs. Pictured, from left, are Peter Guerriero of Maplewood, Chloe Christian of […]

LMS shows love and battles cancer at faculty-student basketball game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School was the scene of some very special events Feb. 16 as students honored a beloved teacher battling breast cancer. Also, Ronald McDonald recognized the school for collecting one million pop tops to support the Ronald McDonald House and LMS student Cory Lillis had his hair cut for cancer. […]

West Orange students to stage ‘Aida’ this spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The drama department at West Orange High School is getting geared up for its spring musical: the award-winning “Aida,” by Elton John and Tim Rice. “Aida” is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian […]

St. Mark’s can be saved, but the road there is difficult

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The professional engineer hired by the International Federation of Chaplains to assess the remains of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church following its New Year’s Day fire recommends that the church walls should first be shored from the outside using a system of braces and wooden beams or rakers. Optimized Engineering Associates principal Guy […]