Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Benefits Daughters of Israel in West Orange

September 17, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, attracted nearly 200 local supporters on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Underwritten by Valley National Bank, Casino Night aims to raise between $30-60,000 as it has in previous ...

Essex County Executive Hosts 15th "Essex County Remembers" 9/11 Memorial

WEST ORANGE, NJ - For the 15th consecutive year, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. invited the public to attend “Essex County Remembers,” a 9/11 ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation Memorial in West Orange dedicated to remembering the importance of the tragic event as well as those who lost their lives in the attacks or bravely served their country that ...

Business Leaders Steer the First Annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk

ROSELAND, NJ — The first-annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk, combining three former walks (Essex County, Morris County and Union County) into one mega walk, will be held at the ADP Corporate Headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Roseland. 

The funds raised at the Heart Walk support putting up-to-the-minute research into doctors’ hands so that they can better prevent ...

Livingston First Aid Squad Seeks Support from Local Residents and Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The cost of operating the Livingston First Aid Squad (LFAS), a 100-percent volunteer-driven organization celebrating its 67th year, currently exceeds $100,000 per year, which does not include the cost of purchasing a new ambulance to replace the old. Today, the volunteers at LFAS, whose daily motto is “neighbors helping neighbors,” are looking to Livingston ...

Livingston Library to Host Hands-On Braiding Workshop at Request of Local Moms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to a Livingston mother’s Facebook request asking local mothers if they know a local salon that offers lessons so that she could surprise her five-year-old daughter with a first day of Kindergarten with a stylish braid, the Livingston Public Library organized a free “Back to School with Braids” program to be held on Wednesday, Sept.

Township of Livingston to Host Ceremony of Remembrance at the 9/11 Living Memorial Garden

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance taking place at the 9/11 Living Memorial Garden at 6:30 p.m. on that day will honor the lives of seven Livingston residents who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, Livingston lost Luke Dudek, John Pocher, Jeffrey Brian Gardner, Donald Thomas Jones II, Ming-Hao Liu, Joseph ...

Daughters of Israel to Host Casino Night, Complete Rigorous Training, Host Summer Olympics and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Daughters of Israel Casino Night at Crystal Plaza in Livingston on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., underwritten by Valley National Bank.

General admission to Casino Night is $100 per person, which includes $50 in casino chips and admission to the dinner buffet and open bar.

The evening will also feature ...

Comcast Newsmakers Interviews Mayor Al Anthony About Volunteerism in Livingston; Video Included

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Speaking about Livingston’s dedicated volunteers and their hard work on recent and upcoming events in town, Mayor Al Anthony was recently interviewed by Candace Kelley for "Comcast Newsmakers."

Anthony said the volunteer spirit is “infectious in Livingston."

One notable volunteer event coming up this fall is the Italian Festival, ...

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On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury

September 20, 2016

You’re cordially invited to attend On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury on this Friday, September 23rd, 9:30am-4:30 pm, in West Orange, NJ.

The Kessler Foundation conference will provide a rare opportunity for the media to see people with spinal cord injury (SCI) demonstrating how to use various types of robotic ...

'How do you hold your dad in your life?' she asked

“I feel my dad’s presence next to me at the kitchen table.” Elizabeth, age 10

I first began working in the field of children’s grief support in 1997 as a volunteer for the Rainbows program in Montclair. I’ll never forget a little girl named Elizabeth who was 10 years old when she came to Rainbows. Her father had died suddenly of a heart attack.