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Maplewood and South Orange Residents Invited to Metro YMCA’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 18

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23rd Annual Golf Tournament
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Residents of Maplewood and South Orange are invited to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 23rd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 18. Proceeds from the event at the picturesque Montclair Golf Club go to the financial assistance fund for the South Mountain YMCA and the Metro Y’s five other branches.

The cost for individual golfers is $525 and $2,100 for a foursome, and includes the full day of golf and all evening activities. 

“The money we raise will provide children and families in need access to programs that foster wellness and community involvement,” said Metro YMCA Chief Development Officer Lisa Kelly. Since 1994, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million.

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Golfers will enjoy a delicious brunch before the 11 a.m. shotgun start. The event includes refreshments throughout the day, afternoon cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a live auction and a 50/50 raffle.

The Metro Y will also announce the winner of the 2017 The Kenneth A. DeGhetto Champion’s Cup. The award recognizes a spirit of generosity, sportsmanship and an unwavering support of the Metro YMCA and it mission to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Non-golfing participants can register online for the evening festivities, at a cost of $125. The event will be held at the Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. Local businesses are encouraged to show their support of the Y through the purchase of tee signs for $300. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are $50, and only 300 tickets will be sold, so the winner could win up to $7,500 (if all the tickets are sold). Raffle tickets and tee signs can be purchased at the South Mountain YMCA. To register for golf and sponsorships, go to http://www.metroymcas.org/main/golf-tournament/.

ABOUT THE Y

Established in 1885, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey, serving more than 35,000 individuals and providing nearly $1.3 million in direct financial assistance. Its six YMCAs, located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater and Wayne, are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. They offer an array of programs that build spirit, mind and body for people of all ages and all circumstances.

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Women's March Wear at Sadie's

Many are gathering this weekend and heading into New York City or over to Morristown to show their support for the Women's March 2018.

Sadie's is offering a few tee shirt options to show your support while marching as well as with your purchase.

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School Freeze Is Not New, And Not Acceptable

Another cold snap and apparently another string of cold classrooms.

Last week, many classes at Columbia High School -- and other schools -- saw frigid temperatures when the cold outside dropped to single digits on several days.

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South Orange Police Blotter - Two Arrests Reported

January 13, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of January 13

Adult Arrest CDS - Benjamin Orgera, an 18 year old South Orange resident was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 7, at approximately 10:20 p.m. for possession of CDS (marijuana). Officers stopped an auto for a motor vehicle violation near the intersection of Ridgewood Rd & Redmond Rd. During the traffic stop, officers determined that the driver ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Two Auto Thefts Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of January 8

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance in SOMA; Luminary Photos

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held their 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, with an interfaith service at 2 p.m., followed by a volunteer fair at 3:30 p.m. at Columbia High School, and an evening MLK Luminary Lighting Ceremony at Maplewood Town Hall and in Spiotta Park in South Orange.

In addition, ...

Harlem Wizards Play Maplewood Teachers and Town Officials at 'Family Night' on Jan. 29

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Recreation Department is hosting a night of trick hoops and alley oops on Monday, Jan. 29, at Maplewood Middle School.

Two members of the Harlem Wizards will be playing with Maplewood teachers and other town officials at Maplewood “Family Night,"according to an email from Maplewood Recreation.

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Millburn Teen Gives Laptops New Life for Charity

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Crowds Pack Sussex County YMCA's Open House

January 17, 2018

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Seton Hall University to Test Emergency Siren and Pirate Alert System on Jan. 23

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High School Juniors Invited to Apply for Summer Internship at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office

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