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South Orange Invitational Returns

May 16, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The 4th Annual South Orange Invitational, a fundraiser for CinemaEd, is returning May 23.

“We still have room for more golfers, so sign up soon,” said the organizers. “If you don't golf, come for dinner!”

You can register by clicking here.

The tournament will take place at the East Orange Golf Course at 440 Parsonage Hill Road in Short ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Scenic Hill Community Resident Organizes GoFundMe for His Neighbors Displaced by Last Week’s Fire

Scenic Hill resident Thomas Seltzer was fortunate that last week’s fire didn’t spread to his home. He wants to help his neighbors and set up a GoFundMe page several days ago to help the 16 families who have been displaced by the fire.

Seltzer described the aftermath of the terrible fire, “On April 24, 2022, a fire started in the center of one row of homes and spread ...

Family Connections to Honor Frank McGehee and Valley National Ban

East Orange, NJ - On May 10, 2022 Family Connections will honor former Maplewood

Mayor, Frank McGehee with the Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award and

Valley National Bank with the Champion of the People Award.

 

The Roger Manshel Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who exceed

expectations in support of Family Connections and their community. Frank McGehee ...

JESPY Clients Presented Proceeds from Sale of Knitted Flag Pins to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - For several weeks, 5 clients of JESPY HOUSE have been busy knitting and crocheting Ukrainian Flag Pins. The flags are available for purchase from Rocket Ship Print Shop here in South Orange, the General Store Cooperative in Maplewood and directly from JESPY for $5.00. Sales have been made to a number of local supporters of JESPY.

 Tuesday afternoon, April 19th, Jespy ...

South Orange Rescue Squad 70th Anniversary Gala

SOUTH ORAGE, NJ – The South Orange Rescue Squad is holding it 79th Anniversary Gala in May. The event is scheduled to be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street at 6pm and includes and Open Bar, Entertainment, and Dinner. Additionally, there will be a silent auction featuring items from local merchants and foreign vacation holidays.

The Honoree is past President and Squad ...

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St. Joseph’s Church, The United Tastes of America and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension Present Village to Village: a Maplewood Village Fair Supporting Ukraine

May 16, 2022

 

Maplewood, NJ – St. Joseph’s Church, The United Tastes of America and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension, present Village to Village: a Maplewood Village Fair Supporting Ukraine, taking place at St. Joseph’s Church 767 Prospect Street, Maplewood on Sunday June 5th 3pm-7pm and featuring a special concert by the 136 year old German Choir Schwäbischer ...

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Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Homewatch CareGivers 0f South Orange: Investing in Training For Excellence

At Homewatch CareGivers we recognize the essential value of having a team of compassionate, trained, and skilled caregivers providing high quality home care to our clients. We are committed to giving ongoing resources to our certified home health aides, which expands their professional development. As an accredited agency, the NJ Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

2018 Grammy Winner Performs at The Woodland In Maplewood

May 16, 2022

After six Grammy Nominations Jeff Lorber scored his first Grammy win in 2018, for best Contemporary instrumental album for his recording of “Prototype”.

Saturday, June 4, Smooth Jazz NJ and Maplewood Division of Arts & Culture bring Keyboard extraordinaire Jeff Lorber, Grammy Nominee Everette Harp (saxophone) with Grammy Nominee Paul Jackson Jr. that form the group “Jazz ...

South Mountain YMCA Duck Race Returns to Memorial Day Weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is excited to bring ducks and families back to the river on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. for the iconic Memorial Day Duck Race, a cherished event in the community for over 20 years.

“The Duck Race is a beloved tradition and after a virtual event in 2020 and the cancellation of last year’s race, we are thrilled to invite the community back ...