St. Cloud Elementary celebrates annual Diversity Night

St. Cloud Elementary celebrates annual Diversity Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — St. Cloud Elementary School held its annual Diversity Night on Jan. 25, much to the delight of students and families. The annual event highlights the diversity of West Orange as families bring dishes that reflect their cultural heritage. A small entrance fee supports the PTA. After checking in with their dishes […]

West Orange Music Faculty Concert to benefit student scholarships

West Orange Music Faculty Concert to benefit student scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will hold its 18th annual Music Faculty Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. Vocal, instrumental and group performances spanning contemporary, classical and Broadway music will be performed by members of the West Orange School District faculty. Donations […]

Washington students Skype with popular Scholastic children’s author

Washington students Skype with popular Scholastic children’s author

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Third-grade students at Washington Elementary School were excited to Skype with popular children’s author Lauren Tarshis on Jan. 24. Tarshis is the author of the Scholastic “I Survived” children’s book series. “The kids at Washington School have told me their favorite ‘I Survived’ books are ‘I Survived the Sinking of the […]

Learn about ‘Great African Civilizations’ this month with NAACP

Learn about ‘Great African Civilizations’ this month with NAACP

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This month, at five local libraries, the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will offer video presentations that accent “Great African Civilizations.” The significant contributions of ancient African civilizations are too often overlooked or attributed to other cultures. These video presentations will provide insight into the creative, innovative, exceptional genius […]

Matute-Brown visits Daughters of Israel

Matute-Brown visits Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, right, visited and toured Daughters of Israel on Jan. 24. Pictured with Matute-Brown is Susan Grosser, executive director of Daughters of Israel.

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

And they’re off! Cub Scouts show creative skills at derby

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Cub Scout Pack 107 turned the St. Cloud Elementary School Gymnasium into a racetrack Jan. 26 to host the annual Pinewood Derby race, giving the Scouts a chance to show off how fast their handmade wooden cars could roll down a wooden track. Eighteen winners were crowned — three […]

Bullying expert offers solutions at Redwood PTA meeting

Bullying expert offers solutions at Redwood PTA meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident and bullying/anti-bullying expert Randy Nathan brought his powerful presentation to the Jan. 16 Redwood PTA meeting. Nathan’s topic was “Conflict v. Bullying,” and discussed the challenges of the New Jersey anti-bullying law in school districts, the history of the law, facts about bullying and ways to begin addressing […]

Attend an empowerment program for domestic violence survivors

Attend an empowerment program for domestic violence survivors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 4 p.m., at West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, learn the components and signs — as well as prevention — of domestic violence. Program speakers include survivors Lisa Williams, Kimberly Rowland, Lorraine Ulmer and Melody Braxton. Admission is charged. Light refreshments will be […]