Irvington youth catches 3 fish at derby

Irvington youth catches 3 fish at derby

IRVINGTON, NJ — Zanayah Hardiman, of Irvington, caught the most fish in the girls 1-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. She caught three fish. Presenting her with the award are Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, left, and Jackie Matthews from the Essex County Parks […]

East Orange youth catches first fish among the girls

East Orange youth catches first fish among the girls

ORANGE, NJ — Zoey Doll, second from right, of East Orange, caught the first fish in the girls category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Zoey is joined by her sister, Kaitlynn. Presenting her with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, […]

Weathers siblings win awards at fishing derbies

Weathers siblings win awards at fishing derbies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kaila Weathers, of Orange, caught the first fish in the girls category and caught the most fish in the girls 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. She caught her first fish at 6:02 p.m. and caught four fish. Presenting her with […]

Youngster from East Orange wins prize at fishing derby

Youngster from East Orange wins prize at fishing derby

ORANGE, NJ — Milena Bagot, second from right, of East Orange, caught the most fish in the girls 0-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Milena, who is pictured with her brother, Kylon, caught one fish. Presenting her with the award are Kahron Smothers, […]

East Orange youth catches 16 fish at derby in Irvington

East Orange youth catches 16 fish at derby in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Ibn Shirley, of East Orange, caught the most fish in the boys 11-15 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. He caught 16 fish. Presenting him with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, right, from the Essex County Parks Department.

Belleville angler takes home prize at Essex County Fishing Derby

Belleville angler takes home prize at Essex County Fishing Derby

CALDWELL / ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Zander Ruglio, center, of Belleville, caught the most fish in the boys 11-15 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Grover Cleveland Park on Thursday, May 19. He caught three fish. Presenting him with the award are Parks Director Dan Salvante, left, and Kahron Smothers from the […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

NEWARK, NJ — Emmalene Holland, front, of Verona, is celebrated for winning the fourth-grade essay contest “Why Essex County Branch Brook Park is Special to Me” by, from left, Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, Commissioner Patricia Sebold, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and Japanese […]

New synthetic grass playing surface on Weequahic Park Little League Field

New synthetic grass playing surface on Weequahic Park Little League Field

NEWARK, NJ — On April 12, Essex County announced that the installation of a new synthetic grass playing surface on the Weequahic Park Little League baseball field has been completed. The new surface provides young ballplayers with up-to-date conditions on which to play and maximizes usage of the field, according to the county. “We are […]

Planting trees in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair

Planting trees in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Brookdale Park Conservancy has partnered with the NJ Tree Foundation to plant 21 oak and dogwood trees in Brookdale Park, which is located in Bloomfield and Montclair. At the planting are, from left, Essex County Environmental Center Director Tara Casella, conservancy Vice Chairperson Sarah Paulsen, conservancy Trustee Sarah Olson, […]