Arts & Entertainment

December 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pop icon Ariana Grande visited Montclair on Saturday night to ice skate at the Clary Anderson Arena. When she finally shared the photo to her instagram on Tuesday, fans flocked to and called the rink, only to learn that the singer had been there days prior.   According ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."  The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 ...

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VERONA, NJ - Santa Claus is awfully busy this time of year and once again the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is stepping in to give him some help.  The Juniors invite all local children to write their letters to Santa and mail them to: Santa Claus The North Pole c/o P.O. Box 91 Verona, NJ ...

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The Verona Fire Department's annual Santa Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 16th this year.   They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit Food Pantry. You can find a list of current needs here: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry.

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Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will kick off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting on Dec. 3 in front of town hall. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of this holiday tradition and Santa Claus will be on hand to greet the kids. The event will feature crafts for kids, live wooden ...

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VERONA, NJ - With the holiday's upon us and the arrival of the cyber shopping season, Verona Police offer these tips to prevent package thefts and protect your holiday purchases.   Annually, during the holiday season the Township sees an increase in thefts of items shipped to unoccupied ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season. The 'spectacular' takes place weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 23-25, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - The 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center begins in December.  The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1 and all entries must be ...

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VERONA, NJ - The annual Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle will begin on Dec. 6.  The public will have a chance to view the stained-glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this castle.  Tours will be given on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. beginning Dec. 6 ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University. Visitors picked their own apples ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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Congratulations to the two students who will be representing Cedar Grove High School as part of this year’s All-State Choir! The New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) held auditions in April; senior Peter Corso was named to the Mixed Chorus, and sophomore Morgan Tencza was named to the ...

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Each Family below will receive a $100 gift certificate to use at the Chamber Business of their choice for Service or Product. Click here to see the Member list.   Babicz Family   108 Ridge Road Scariest   Evangelista ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018. The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December.  Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, ...

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Sydney and Grace Fradette, and their dog Maple, took third place in the most creative costume category at the Essex County Strutt your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest held at the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 20.  Maple was dressed as a Starbucks "pupacino."  The Fradettes and Maple are ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of people gathered at the Wellmont Theater on October 14 for the 2018 Montclair Fashion Show. Coordinated by the Montclair Center BID, the runway show highlighted the fashions and services by local Montclair businesses. The much-anticipated event opened with a vintage ...

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The Verona Juniors are getting into the Halloween spirit with Boo Fest, a Kids Costume Dance Party.  Boo Fest will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School gym (Entrance located behind Terry’s Pharmacy). Admission is $5 per person (kids under 1 ...

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UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair will take on a the glow of Halloween on Friday evening. Beginning at 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. the public is invited  to view an elaborate display of carved botanic, floral and Halloween themed pumpkins created by ...

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Children and parents are invited to don their costumes and venture into Downtown Verona along Bloomfield Ave. after school on Halloween, October 31st from 2-4pm before heading out to trick or treat in their neighborhoods!  The event will kickoff from the Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie is ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - No one won the $193 million Powerball jackpot, but a $50,000 ticket was sold at the Cedar Grove Foodtown on Pompton Avenue, according to New Jersey Lottery Acting Director James Carey.   The winning numbers for the drawing were 24, 61, 63, 64 and 69 and the Red Power Ball ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - The Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Fall Family Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. Visitors to the Fall Family Festival can go on canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Beginnings concert scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled once again due to inclement weather.  A new date has not been scheduled yet.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The new Turtle Back Zoo Flamingo Exhibit, which was officially opened with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday, has been dedicated as the “Drill Family Flamingo Exhibit” in honor of the West Orange family’s long-time relationship with the zoo. The Drill Family’s ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Cedar Grove resident and college student hopes to earn the title of Miss New Jersey. Although Alisa Scivetti, 20, has never competed in a pageant before, she is taking on the challenge of competing for the coveted title of Miss New Jersey after applying online for the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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