Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

NUTLEY, NJ — The massive food drive conducted by Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 at the end of April saw a huge collection for the Nutley food pantry housed at the Nutley Family Service Bureau office on Chestnut Street. According to organizers, 35,716 food items were collected. In […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 69th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch on Sunday, March 13, along Main Street. Despite the snowstorm from the day before, marchers enjoyed a clear, sunny day. Leading this year’s parade were Mellen Dangler as grand marshal, and John A. DeMars Jr., Patrick F. […]

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

County announces winners of Forest Friends Feeder Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards on Feb. 8 to the winners in the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest.  “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Forest Friends Feeder Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing their creativity and talent to create artwork that also provides […]

Scouting for Food sets record collection of more than 44,000 items donated

Scouting for Food sets record collection of more than 44,000 items donated

NUTLEY, NJ — The recent massive food drive conducted by Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 saw a record collection for the Nutley Food Pantry, which is housed at the Nutley Family Service Bureau office on Chestnut Street. According to a press release, 44,147 food items were collected — […]

Scouts to conduct food drive for Nutley Food Pantry

Scouts to conduct food drive for Nutley Food Pantry

NUTLEY, NJ — On Saturday, March 21, local Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout packs will conduct their annual food drive for the Nutley Food Pantry, which is at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Annex, 169 Chestnut St. in Nutley. Personal care items for the care pantry at Vincent United Methodist Church will also be […]

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 […]

Maplewood Rotary to honor David Berry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Rotary Club will honor former local resident and community volunteer David Berry with its 2017 Citizenship Award at Rotary’s annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on April 21. The Affair of the Heart supports the club’s Gift of Life programs, which provide for children’s critical medical needs in the United […]

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department honored four volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting township programs at its annual Recreation Achievement Luncheon at the Katz Community Center on March 4. The department awarded plaques to Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angie Della Pia and Mark Cacciacarne, who were respectively selected […]