Livingston Camuso Committee to Host Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Celebration Saturday

November 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Camuso Holiday Display at the Livingston Memorial Oval, where residents have likely already seen reindeer and other familiar holiday creatures, is back and ready for a special 2016 holiday celebration at the Oval on Saturday at 7 p.m.   

For the first time this year, the committee invites residents to “purchase a penguin” for $20 each ...

Livingston Resident Receives PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident and attorney Suzanne Klar, who has volunteered over the past decade at the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) in Newark, recently received the PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism Award on behalf of IHN.

IHN, an organization that helps homeless families in need by providing them with a place to stay and three meals a day, also works with ...

Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee Looks to Community for Support

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee’s annual “Winter Wonderland” display is officially up throughout the Township of Livingston, but because the display is only made possible through donations, the committee is uncertain over whether it will be able to continue the tradition.

As the holiday season approaches, committee Co-chairs Marie Bennett and ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) honored Livingston’s civic organizations through its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, which is one of the LACC’s largest annual networking events, at Cedar Hill Country Club on Tuesday, sponsored by Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

According to outgoing LACC President Monte Ehrenkranz, who organized the luncheon ...

First Annual “BARKtoberfest” Raises More Than $3300 for Participating Shelters and Rescue Groups

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The first-annual “BARKtoberfest” pet adoption event at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange raised more than $3,300 for participating animal shelters and rescue groups, including The Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, part of the Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative of Livingston. A total of 20 dogs and cats were adopted, with many applications still ...

Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless Feeds Essex County Families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 20 pick-up trucks, SUV’s and vans were loaded to the brim with four tons of bulk foodstuffs, hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals by Essex County Sheriff’s officers at the emergency management headquarters in West Orange for delivery on Tuesday as part of the sheriff’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless.

“This ...

Comfort Project 360 Reason to Rock Event Raises More Than $300,000 Benefiting Saint Barnabas Cancer Centers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to raise funds for renovations and meaningful programs and amenities in Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), the third-annual Reason to Rock event at Crestmont Country Club on Thursday raised more than $300,000 benefiting Comfort Project 360 (CP360).

CP360, which is on a mission to help create the most ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon Tuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Seats are still available for the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Community (LACC) Thanksgiving Luncheon, which will welcome both members and non-members at the door on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club.

For $40 per person, the LACC Thanksgiving Luncheon is one of the organization’s most well-attended events each year. In ...

Camuso Committee Restores 26-foot Tree in Time for 2016 Lighting Ceremony in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Camuso Collection Preservation Committee has been hard at work cleaning and restoring the figures and expanding the display in anticipation of the 2016 lighting ceremony on Dec. 3. After nearly five years of working to return the centerpiece of the collection, the 26-foot revolving Christmas tree, to its former glory, a brand new tree replicating Ernie Camuso’s ...

New Livingston Resolution Condemns all Actions Taken by Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A resolution condemning all actions taken by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement was adopted by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday.

According to the BDS Movement website, the global campaign "works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international ...

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