County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The13th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event for all county senior citizens, will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The Essex County Senior Wellness Day is free and open to all seniors residing in Essex […]

‘Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit’ opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Turtle Back Zoo unveiled its new flamingo exhibit, dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo, which dates back to the zoo’s original opening in 1963. “The flamingo exhibit is a dynamic attraction that will captivate […]

Turtle Back Zoo reopens leopard exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The leopard exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo reopened Monday, Aug. 27, following a comprehensive modernization and expansion of the area to provide the highest standard of care and first-class conditions for the snow leopards and Amur leopards living there. “Many of the upgrades were made behind the scenes and will enhance […]

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

Attend Essex County open house at zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 16th annual Essex County open house will be held at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services […]

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit opens at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, May 4, Turtle Back Zoo opened the new Shores of Africa Penguin Exhibit. The African penguins will join the giraffes, lions and hyenas in the African Adventure section of the zoo, bringing all of Turtle Back’s animals from the largest continent into the same area. “Our penguins always have […]