Hundreds Attend 23rd Family Festival Day in Livingston Despite Rain

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ  — The 23rd annual Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) culminated in Livingston on Saturday with Family Festival Day, enjoyed by hundreds of families inside the Livingston High School Fitness and Wellness Center despite the rainy weather.

Usually held at the Oval, the daylong event was moved inside due to weather, with a petting zoo, pony ride, Touch-a-Truck and other ...

LHS at 65 Years: Livingston Film Students to Premiere Third LHS Lip Dub

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two years after the premier of the first Livingston High School (LHS) Lip Dub, which currently has more than 112,000 views on YouTube, LHS senior Matt Feresten and juniors Adriana Franchino and Sabrina Katz are heading a new LHS Lip Dub that will celebrate the school’s 65th birthday.

The live video, to be filmed on Friday, will once again feature the ...

Singer and Anti-Bullying Advocate Inspires Livingston Students to #BeMore

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jessie Chris, a 20-year-old singer/songwriter, recently visited Livingston Public Schools (LPS) to perform her music and share her story about being bullied when she was a child. The Ad Council recently named Chris the face of its new national #BeMore anti-bullying campaign, encouraging everyone to “be more” in creating a kinder, more inclusive, ...

Livingston's Family Festival Day Still On; Campout and Movie Postponed

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All are welcome to the annual community-wide family celebration, Family Festival Day, part of Livingston's annual Youth Appreciation Celebration, on Saturday, with some activities to be held inside Livingston High School due to rain in the forecast. 

Pony rides, the petting zoo and bounce houses will be located right outside the ...

Livingston GT Art Students Exhibit Work in Inaugural Art Show

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Public Schools’ (LPS) inaugural elementary and middle school Gifted and Talented (GT) Art Show is on display at the Livingston Public Library through June 3.

LPS offers an exceptional program for students in grades four through eight who are designated as gifted and talented in the visual arts. The GT Art program incorporates the use of the elements ...

Livingston Girl Among Winners of Essex County Fishing Derby

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ – Valentina Barbieri of Livingston was acknowledged for her accomplishments at last week’s Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Grover Cleveland Park.

Seen above with Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., Barbieri caught four fish, the most in the girls' 6 to 10-year-old category.

Upcoming fishing derbies will be held on May 17 in ...

Don't Miss the Final Days of Livingston's 2018 Kiwanis Karnival

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All proceeds from Livingston’s Kiwanis Karnival are donated directly back to the community. The Kiwanis Club of Livingston, which has been providing service to the Livingston community since 1930, urges residents to take advantage of the rides, games, food and fun every night through May 12.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 ...

Heritage Middle School Students Succeed in Musical Endeavors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Music is often “in the air” at Heritage Middle School as student musicians and vocalists spend time learning and rehearsing. Their hard work has led to recent achievements in many students’ respective arts.

Nicholas Chen successfully auditioned for the New Jersey Intermediate All State Orchestra. In addition, several Heritage Middle School students ...

LHS Jazz Band Performs at Essentially Ellington Festival; Three Named “Outstanding Soloists”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — James Hegedus, director of the Lancer Jazz Band at Livingston High School (LHS), has announced that when the band performed at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Regional Festival at Newark Academy, three LHS students were named “outstanding soloists.”

The non-competitive regional jazz festival offers an opportunity for students to perform ...

Livingston Tweens Inspired to Become Changemakers Through Upstanders Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston kids and teens participated in activities that encouraged them to "Stand Up. Speak Up. Act Up." at last weekend’s interactive “Upstanders Fest,” hosted by the Livingston Public Library in partnership with the Museum of Impact, the nation's first mobile social justice museum.

Upstanders Fest is a traveling social ...

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Summer Camp Director Says Farewell to Fairview Lake YMCA

May 14, 2018

NEW YORK — Summer sleepaway camp didn’t just create lifelong memories for Jeremy Culpepper, it gave him his life’s work.

Culpepper spent 23 summers at YMCA Camp Onyahsa in New York — the first 10 as camper and 13 as staff, moving up the ranks to become program director. His experiences inspired him to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in ...