Local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser event support life-saving research

Local St. Baldrick’s fundraiser event support life-saving research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. Dozens […]

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang, age 7, passed away on July 21 after a valiant battle with childhood cancer. Henry is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School; his father Henry, an instructional aide in the West Orange School District; 5-year-old brother Derrick; […]

Jefferson hosts seventh annual Living Museum

Jefferson hosts seventh annual Living Museum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Throughout the month of May, the fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood researched influential persons of their choice. The students then held the seventh annual Living Museum on June 7. In front of many parents and staff, the students came alive as their influential person. At the event, the students were […]

Shillelagh Club gives back to community

Shillelagh Club gives back to community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Shillelagh Club ended a weeklong fundraiser, during which it raised $1,000 for Paws Animal Rescue as a participant in Negroni Week, a national fundraising effort in which bars sell Campari-based drinks and donate portions of the proceeds to charities. The Shillelagh Club’s “A Drink for Your Paws” event […]

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Friday, April 13, that Essex County was participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

Free Women’s Wellness Expo

NEWARK, NJ — Susan G. Komen North Jersey and Newark will present a free Women’s Wellness Expo on Saturday,Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Recreation Center, 211 W. Kinney St. in Newark. This expo will draw on resources from public, corporate and medical communities to raise awareness for breast health […]

Lace up and race with Maplewood in Motion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Lions Club sponsors its 17th annual Maplewood in Motion 5K and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 9 a.m. beginning on Maplewood Avenue in front of Freeman’s Fish Market. Bring your family and friends to run, jog and even walk through the beautiful, tree-lined certified 5K course throughout […]

Oysterfest draws 2,000 to The Woodland

Hundreds ‘get naked in the ’Wood’ for skin checks to locate skin cancer and to support research

Oysterfest draws 2,000 to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Robert J. Miller Oysterfest kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 16, the third year that the melanoma awareness fundraiser was held at The Woodland in Maplewood. Honoring the life of resident Bob Miller, who died from melanoma in 2014, the event provided free skin checks as well as live music, food and […]

Third annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest is here

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Get Naked In The ’Wood! Tickets are on sale now for the third annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest for melanoma awareness. This popular event, in partnership with the township of Maplewood, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 9 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The […]

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