Spa Day at Daughters

Spa Day at Daughters

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Spa Day at Daughters of Israel on Oct. 12 was a fun and pampering treat for the facility’s female residents. The event, which was organized with the help of resident Sandye Garrison, included facials, massages and spa-themed refreshments. Photos Courtesy of Renee Glick

GOA students participate in pilot theater program

GOA students participate in pilot theater program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association selected 12, two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Jordan Herskowitz, Golda Och Academy’s Upper School dean of students and arts department chair, was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for this prestigious program, which is supported by a grant from the […]

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests at Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and at South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell on Sunday, […]

UPCWO presents ‘Love Letters’ this November

UPCWO presents ‘Love Letters’ this November

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange, located at 20 Old Indian Road in West Orange, will present A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” starring Robert Pape and Cynthia Ross, on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. each day. “Love Letters,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, centers […]

Get your immigration questions answered

Get your immigration questions answered

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Immigration lawyers Lloyd and Jennifer Bennett will answer questions about immigration status, ICE enforcement priorities, rights and more on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. This event, held by the West Orange Hispanic Foundation, will be at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 315 Main St. in West Orange.

West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

Costume competition is ‘ruff’ at animal rescue fundraiser

West Orange ‘goes to the dogs’ at Barktober parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The inaugural “Barktober” Halloween parade brought nearly 60 dogs with their families to O’Connor Park to show off their Halloween costumes and raise money for the West Orange Animal Welfare League on Oct. 20, while also facing off to win the “Top Dog” prize. When residents began sharing photos of their […]

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky at a special meeting Oct. 19, in which Rutzky agreed to voluntarily resign effective at midnight that evening. Complying with state law, Rutzky will be paid three months’ salary for each year remaining on his contract, which […]

WOFD receives upgrade in insurance classification

WOFD receives upgrade in insurance classification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following an extensive analysis of the structural fire suppression delivery system provided by the agency, West Orange Fire Department has been awarded an upgraded Public Protection Classification from Insurance Services Office, according to a release from the township. Scored from 1 to 10 with 1 being the most effective, WOFD had […]

WOHS art students carve out a spot in ‘Gardens Aglow’ event

WOHS art students carve out a spot in ‘Gardens Aglow’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School art students were busy creating elaborate, carved pumpkins for the “Gardens Aglow” event to be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair. Art students from high schools across Essex County are donating their artwork […]

Hollywood Night comes to West Orange

Hollywood Night comes to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Arts Council will host its third anniversary fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. The event’s Hollywood theme includes a red carpet entrance, photo booth, door prizes, original artwork, paintings vintage movie posters and Hollywood-themed activities. It […]

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