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Bowie Snodgrass Becomes First Female Rector at Vestry of Christ Church

March 19, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Vestry of Christ Church in Short Hills has called The Rev. Bowie Snodgrass as its 12th Rector, effective immediately. 

Rev. Bowie, as she is known, has served as the Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church in Short Hills since January 2019. She is the first woman to be called as Rector of this historic Episcopal ...

Millburn Gathers for Annual Chanukkah Menorah Lighting in Taylor Park

MILLBURN, NJ — In an annual tradition, and undeterred by the COVID-19 Pandemic, members of the Chai Center Chabad of Millburn and Short Hills were on hand in Taylor Park Sunday afternoon for their annual celebration of Chanukah, lighting a large Chanukah Menorah in the park and leading those assembled in songs.

The lighting ceremony, which coincided with the fourth night of Chanukah, was ...

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Treasure the Last Week of Summer at “Treasured VBC"

May 6, 2021

Short Hills, New Jersey –  Community Congregational Church, located at 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, invites your children, age 3rd to 5th grade to head out on an imaginary quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves and dense jungles at “Treasured” Vacation Bible Camp. The camp, which runs from August 23-27, 9am to 2pm, is 100% in-person, unplugged and ...

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Impact100 Essex holds Mother’s Day Volunteer Event at MEND

May 17, 2021

Members of Impact100 Essex spent Mother’s Day weekend packing food  and necessities with MEND food pantries. Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is the recipient of Impact100 Essex’s 2019 $120,000 grant which they used to purchase a refrigerated cargo van (dubbed "The Sweet Pea") to streamline distribution. MEND was also able to partially fund the ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

Peace of Mind: Your Life. Your Legacy

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Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle

Impact100 Essex announced the start of its 2021 grant cycle and held an information session with Essex County nonprofits. The organization has $100,000 available to give away to deserving establishments. At the April 20 session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process. 

“We were pleased to see so many faces at ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Millburn Fire Helping Newark Keep Warm This Winter

MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to ...

A Day with Whoopi Encouraging Vaccinations

May 15, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a perfect day in East Orange. The parking lot of the ShopRite shopping center (Roberto’s Pizza side) was full of excitement. Smiling eyes could be seen behind the masks everywhere.  Black cars pulled up, and out popped Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy. He was joined by Whoopi Goldberg, the Lt. Governor, County Executive Joseph ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...