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 […]

Lehren earns Eagle Scout rank for project benefiting SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephen Lehren, a senior at Columbia High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America’s highest recognition, during a Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 22 at South Orange Public Library. For his Eagle Scout project, Lehren, a member of local Troop 60, created “Heroes of South […]

Scout paves way to Eagle rank with walkway project for TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Ryan Saurborn, 17, of Maplewood, has been a Boy Scout since the second grade, working his way up from Cub Scout through Boy Scout ranks and completing dozens of merit badges. As part of his work toward attaining Eagle Scout rank, he chose his synagogue, Temple Sharey-Tefilo Israel in South Orange, […]

Boy Scouts to host Recruitment Night

ORANGE, NJ — The Boy Scouts of America, Northern New Jersey Council, will host a Recruitment Night with Boy Scout Troop 4749 and Cub Scout Pack 4749 for boys ages 6 and older on Friday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church, 336 Oakwood Ave., Orange, the Rev. Melvin E. […]

WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department, utilizing curriculum from the American Heart Association, held a CPR certification course for West Orange Girl Scout Troop 20207 and Boy Scout Troop 2 on June 9. In support of the department’s ongoing relationship with Scouting, the course was delivered specifically to these young men and […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

DeVaul is sworn in as new police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul officially dropped “acting” from his title as he took the oath of office at the April 17 Township Committee meeting. DeVaul was officially sworn in as the new police chief by township clerk Liz Fritzen as his wife, Krista, stood beside him. His wife was not the only […]