Elks support OLS and St. Joseph’s food pantries

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks Treasurer Ron Housley recently presented a check for $500 to Kate Cahill and Ellen Wiese, pictured, co-managers of the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry in South Orange; proceeds came from the Beer Garden at Maplewoodstock, plus a generous donation from the Elks. In addition, the Elks also […]

Blood drive at OLS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows will host a community blood drive on Sunday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. Walk-ins are welcome, though you can schedule an appointment by calling 201-251-3703. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before donation, bring ID […]

Maplewood Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Phoebe Holt-Reiss and Evelyn Van de North, members of Girl Scout Troop 22831 in Maplewood, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for achievement to a Girl Scout Cadette. To earn the Silver Award, girls work alone or together in small groups to identify an issue or problem that […]

Two towns’ seniors meet and mix at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 12, the Two Towns for All Ages program held its first social event at The Woodlands. The Meet and Mix, organized by South Orange Seniors and the Maplewood Recreation Department, was a great success with close to 90 residents from both South Orange and Maplewood attending. This first Meet and […]

OLS blood drive

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange blood drive will host a blood drive with free cholesterol screening on Sunday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 217 Prospect St., South Orange. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before donation, bring ID, and drink plenty of water […]

Local group builds home in Guatemala

Local group builds home in Guatemala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A group from Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange traveled to Guatemala from March 3 to 11 with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program. The group included four graduates of OLS School: Conor McCarthy, Shane McCarthy, Daniel Rego and Daniella Simari. Barbara McCarthy, the school’s library media specialist, led the […]

Death, rabies rates down according to village health dept.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this month, the South Orange Department of Health released its 2016 annual public health report, detailing the data regarding animal control, human health issues, enforcement and outreach. According to the 2010 census, South Orange had approximately 16,200 residents — a number that is surely increasing due to residential construction. Even […]

Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church celebrates Mass of Remembrance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 5, at noon, Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, located at 217 Prospect St. in South Orange, will celebrate its annual Mass of Remembrance in memory of departed family members, friends and parishioners. All are welcome to join together in prayer and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served […]