County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

West Orange shakes its shamrocks at 2019 parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a smashing success for the 68th year in a row. Though it was raining, that did not deter the West Orange community from showing its Irish pride. This year the parade was led by Grand Marshal Carol Sharkey-Corcoran, who followed in her parents’ […]

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

eBorg STEM to hold robotics workshop for Girl Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange, eBorg Robotics — Team No. 12538 — will host a free FIRST Robotics Workshop and a STEM question-and-answer session for Girl Scouts of Essex and Morris counties. The robotics workshop will be […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

Girl Scouts keep West Orange clean

Girl Scouts keep West Orange clean

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For this year’s Take Action program, the members of Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 20262, which has girls from Hazel and Gregory elementary schools, decided to clean up the environments around both of their schools. On Wednesday, June 15, the girls cleaned up the environments and threw out trash and recycled all […]

Maplewood Girl Scouts do community service

Maplewood Girl Scouts do community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20443, comprised of fifth-graders from Jefferson Elementary School, have spent the year volunteering at Harmony Day Care Center in Irvington. Starting in September, the Troop visited Harmony DCC monthly, reading to and playing with infants and young children. On their recent visit in May, the troop presented Harmony DCC […]

WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

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 […]