Community Announcements

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Community Awards Dinner

May 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2014 Annual Awards Dinner, to be held at the Essex County Country Club, 350 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, on May 13 beginning at 5:30 pm.

The community is invited to attend as the Chamber recognizes First Mountain Pre-School as Business of the Year, along with Firefighter Richard Smith, Police Officer Timothy Groves (posthumous), West Orange First Aid Squad Volunteer Ralph Spango, retiring West Orange High School Physics teacher Michael “Doc” Lawrence, PhD, and the Edison National Historic Site.

Advance tickets are available until May 9 by visiting the West Orange Chamber of Commerce website at or by stopping by one of the following locations during regular business hours, 8:30 - 4:30 pm through May 12:

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West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road; Mayor's Office, 66 Main Street; and Cass Realtors, 6 Northfield Avenue.

Advance ticket prices are $100 for members and $115 for non-members. Tickets will be $125 at the door.

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Life-Saving Assistance Needed For Local East Orange Family

January 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

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Community Calendar Education

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner in Livingston

January 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact, is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, in Livingston.

Event attire is cocktail and complimentary valet parking will be ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.


I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.


This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.


It is not really ...