SMR Family Campout needs a steering committee

SMR Family Campout needs a steering committee

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Mountain Reservation Family Campout Program co-coordinators Dennis Percher and Lori LaBorde are seeking an immediate steering committee in order to host the annual event this year. Ideal committee members would be past attendees who would help orchestrate this fun-filled weekend set for Oct. 1 and 2, with a rain date […]

Short Hills Troop 17 welcomes newest Eagle Scouts

Short Hills Troop 17 welcomes newest Eagle Scouts

MILLBURN, NJ — Scout BSA Troop 17 and the Scouts’ families recently gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church in the Short Hills section of Millburn to honor the troop’s four newest Eagle Scouts: Ander Berman, a 15-year-old freshman at Millburn High School; Patrick Ragno and Taylor Brentjens, 18-year-old seniors at St. Peter’s Prep in […]

West Orange Women’s Club announces events and outreaches

West Orange Women’s Club announces events and outreaches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Women’s Club has announced several upcoming events and outreach activities that are open to the community: West Orange Township Cleanup Days: Teams are being formed to assist the West Orange Township Council and the South Mountain Conservancy for their cleanup days. Mark your calendars for April 23 in […]

Alzheimer’s New Jersey announces spring fundraising walks

Alzheimer’s New Jersey announces spring fundraising walks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey, the first line of local support for New Jersey residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, kicks off its 2022 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s with two area walk events this spring. The first will take place in Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Saturday, May 7, […]

Petition urges US Army Corps of Engineers to implement Rahway river flooding mitigation

Petition urges US Army Corps of Engineers to implement Rahway river flooding mitigation

UNION COUNTY / ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A Change.org petition at https://tinyurl.com/2p8k3wsf has garnered more than 6,000 signatures calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement flood control plans along the Rahway River, which has a long history of overflowing and causing severe flooding. The petition, which urges for the finalization of a […]

Mayapple Trail Runs bring avid runners to the South Mountain Reservation

Mayapple Trail Runs bring avid runners to the South Mountain Reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 11th annual Mayapple Trail Runs were held Oct. 16 in the South Mountain Reservation. The races were organized by the volunteers of the South Mountain Conservancy with the support of the Essex County Parks Department. The USA Track and Field–sanctioned races provided an informal but supportive trail race environment for […]

Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

Repairing the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida in the reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy recently expressed gratitude to the many volunteers who went through the South Mountain Reservation in search of damaged trails to report. With their feedback, the conservancy was able to compile a prioritized list of all major erosion problems caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The Hobble Falls culvert […]

Essex County announces winners of annual photography contest

Essex County announces winners of annual photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing what they experienced in our […]

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