July celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month

July celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a monthlong schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The county executive invites the public to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga, concerts, movies, […]

Orange youngster catches 10 fish at county derby

Orange youngster catches 10 fish at county derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s Elizabeth Ildefonso, center, from Orange caught the most fish in the girls ages 1-5 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, June 17. She caught 10 fish. Presenting the award are Caitlin Sharp, left, from Turtle Back Zoo and […]

South Orange angler catches first first at derby in West Orange

South Orange angler catches first first at derby in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange’s Gabriel Levine, center, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, June 17. He caught the first fish at 5:30 p.m. Presenting the award are Caitlin Sharp, left, from Turtle Back Zoo […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2021 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity […]

CEO biking 9,000 miles to ‘Close the Gap in Senior Care’

CEO biking 9,000 miles to ‘Close the Gap in Senior Care’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jeff Salter, the founder and CEO of Caring Senior Service, is biking 9,000 miles across the United States to launch the “Close the Gap in Senior Care” movement and to raise money to install grab bars in senior homes to prevent falls. Salter arrived in West Orange on May 13 and […]

Alzheimer’s NJ to hold Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in West Orange

Alzheimer’s NJ to hold Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey usually holds its annual fundraising walks in the fall, but, just like it upended everything else last year, COVID-19 changed those plans. So now that state outdoor event guidelines have been loosened a bit, the Roseland-based organization is experimenting and holding spring walks this year, kicking one off […]

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

Amphitheater project halted in wake of COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped large gatherings from happening, Essex County residents spent months protesting a proposed 500-seat amphitheater to be built in the South Mountain Reservation northeast of the penguin pavilion at Turtle Back Zoo. As recently as March, residents held events at the entrance to the zoo, asking the […]

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