West Orange couple heads ‘to the bus!’ for costume contest

West Orange couple heads ‘to the bus!’ for costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — West Orange’s Grant and Katie Johnson, center, and their dog, Olive, won first place in the Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 26. The couple were dressed as Ralphie and Ms. Frizzle from “The […]

Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — West Orange resident Leslie Fleisher, center, and her dogs, Jamie, Lexi and Zelda, who were dressed as Mother Nature and three unicorns, won Best in Show at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 26. Paying their respects to […]

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, enjoys the Hundred Acre Wood with Joseph Crystal, from Maplewood, and his friends, with their dogs, Dot, Bowie, Esme, Sophie, Nesta and Clyde, who were dressed as characters from Winnie the Pooh at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest […]

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Weiss family of South Orange and their dog, Sierra, won third place in the Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Brookdale Dog Park on Oct. 16. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., right, congratulates them on their creative Wild West […]

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and Liberty Middle School Principal Robert Klemt were all on hand for a fun afternoon of community engagement as they attended the annual senior citizens Halloween party on Oct. 25 in the Katz Center at Degnan Park. The event was run by Department […]

A safe Halloween is everyone’s responsibility

A safe Halloween is everyone’s responsibility

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Halloween is an annual fall ritual filled with fun, but don’t let the festive nature compromise safety, warns a township press release. Being aware of important tips to follow is everyone’s responsibility. Trick-or-treaters, parents and motorists all play a role and are encouraged to do their part. Here are a few […]

Do your trick-or-treating at TBZ’s ‘Howl-O-Ween’

Do your trick-or-treating at TBZ’s ‘Howl-O-Ween’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites children and their families to attend “Howl-O-Ween” on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange.  Children are encouraged to wear their costumes to the Zoo for Howl-O-Ween. Candy stations will be set up throughout the zoo where […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]

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