Congregants at area churches come together to celebrate Easter

Congregants at area churches come together to celebrate Easter

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark commemorated the resurrection of Jesus on April 3 by celebrating the Easter Vigil, the holiest observance of the Christian religious calendar, marking Easter’s official start. The Mass began with the lighting of the Paschal candle, which was processed through the darkened Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in […]

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten, Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson of the South Ward, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, and Democratic Committee members Stacey Martin of the South Ward and William Hathaway hosted an Easter bunny event at Central Playground on Saturday, March 27. Photos Courtesy of William Hathaway

Spring holiday emergency food distribution event in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will present a special spring holiday emergency food distribution event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center in Branch Brook Park in Newark on Thursday, April 1, at 9 a.m. The […]

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

Bloomfield restaurant provides free Easter meals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This past Easter was a difficult one for many celebrants, as they could not observe the holiday with their usual company and customs. For some, the holiday was even more difficult, as they worried about where their Easter meal would come from. But Bloomfield businessman Salvatore Siconolfi, who owns Bella Napoli restaurant, […]

WOSEPAC to hold egg hunt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold a special needs egg hunt on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Degnan Park, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. The event will include face painting, a sensory craft table and other fun activities. Also, from 4 to 5 p.m., […]

Hop on down to the Egg Hunt

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation will hold its 34th annual Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25, from noon to 2 p.m. in Memorial Park. Arrive promptly at noon with a basket or bag to make sure you don’t miss anything. Activities include flower pot painting, a petting zoo, music and a special guest. For […]

Easter Bunny visits West Orange celebration

Families meet the Bunny, have grand time at revamped Spring Fling with music, crafts and more

Easter Bunny visits West Orange celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though West Orange Recreation Department held its annual Spring Fling on April 13 at West Orange High School’s Tarnoff Gym, the 2017 event offered a different kind of experience for local children than in previous years. Forgoing its traditional egg hunt, the Spring Fling this year hosted a Play Zone where […]

Maplewood’s annual spring egg hunt draws huge crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After a weather-related postponement, Maplewood held its annual spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 8, at noon. Ten thousand eggs awaited hundreds of anxious children who scooped them up in less than two minutes. The event featured spring sports demonstrations as children got a chance to kick goals and warm up. Spring […]