Tickets are Available for the Third Annual “Concert for Brendan”

October 25, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Tickets are available for the third annual “Concert for Brendan” on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, featuring New

Jersey favorite Southside and the Asbury Jukes with local "The Suyat Bank" bringing their talent to the stage this year.

As it has in the past, the night will kickoff with a special tribute ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Promotes Marty Lamport to Assistant Director

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp has announced that Marty Lamport of Califon has been promoted to assistant director of the day camp, which offers a full-day, traditional day-camp experience to children ages 3-15, with a travel program for those entering grades 7, 8 and 9.

Lamport, who is heading into her 11th year at the camp, previously held the position of ...

Tickets are Available for the Third Annual “Concert for Brendan”

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Tickets are available for the third annual “Concert for Brendan” on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, featuring New Jersey favorite Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes with local duo "The Suyat Band" bringing their talent to the stage this year.

As it has in the past, the night will kickoff with a ...

Fourth Annual Caldwell-West Caldwell Community Swap Event is This Saturday

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Sponsored by the West Caldwell Environmental Commission, the fourth-annual Caldwell-West Caldwell Community Swap offers the opportunity swap gently used sports equipment, musical instruments, baby gear, toddler pay sets and more in the old Recreation Department parking lot (5 Fairfield Avenue in West Caldwell) on Saturday, Oct. 22.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that ...

Thatcher McGhee's Now Accepting Holiday Party Reservations

FAIRFIELD, NJ – The holiday season is quickly approaching and Thatcher McGhee’s Fairfield is now accepting reservations to host the festivities.

For those looking for a cozy atmosphere with an old-world Irish feel, Thatcher McGhee’s has carefully designed two private party rooms to make patrons feel like they are being served right under a country thatched roof.

The ...

Prospective Camp Families are Invited to Meadowfest—Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s Family Fall Festival and Open House Event

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Summer camp is over and although fall family activities are on the minds of many, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s new owners George Stein and Dan Millman said now is the best time to start looking at camps for next summer. 

In order for families to experience the camp spirit at Meadowbrook, Millman and Stein are inviting ...

Caldwell Rotary/Kiwanis Silver Anniversary Street Fair a Success Despite Weekend Weather

CALDWELL, NJ — During the first Sunday in October for the 25th consecutive year, the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Caldwell teamed up for the Caldwell Street Fair. Both clubs thanked all who participated in the “Silver Anniversary” of the Caldwell Rotary/Kiwanis Street Fair on Oct. 2.

Despite the rain, the street fair closed off a six-block area on Bloomfield Avenue from noon ...

Photo Adventures Under the Northern Lights Coming to Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — At the first-ever open house sponsored by the Essex Photo Club for the area’s amateur photographers, Dr. William Gutsch of Caldwell, former chairman of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, will discuss the intricacies of photographing the northern lights at a club meeting at the United Methodist Church of Caldwell on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The club, ...

Locals Bring Midnight Madness Scavenger Hunt Events for Couples to the Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Leigh and Jason Gourvitz of Livingston were looking for something fun to do other than another “standard couples dinner weekend outing amongst friends,” when they came up with an idea to plan an evening scavenger hunt. They immediately contacted their friends, Ilisa and Kevin Harrison of West Orange, and brought them in to run the game and create the ...

West Essex Area Residents Among Winners of Annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Two adults, Janet Markman of West Caldwell and Michael Mund of North Caldwell, and one youth, Brennan Cunningham of Roseland, were among the eight winners that were awarded in Adult and Youth categories recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24 during the Annual Fall Family Festival.

Markman, Mund and Cunningham’s photographs will be on display at the Essex County ...

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Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)

It's that time of year when the sun sets early and the rustle of autumn leaves scattering across sidewalks in the dusk makes us hurry to get inside our cozy homes. The goblins of our imaginations lurk among the jack o' lantern lit darkness. This is the time of year when readers, who love the masters of ...

‘Mama’s Boy’ Explores the Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Despite the Warren Commission, an Oliver Stone movie and various speculations, in the long run it seems that Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own in assassinating President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. But Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before his motives could be explored.

Rob Urbinati’s play, now at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, delves into the ...

Pass me a Flagel with Cream Cheese, Please

“Ummm, this is good,” said my husband with a mouthful of food. “What is it?”

I looked up from the kitchen sink where I was doing dishes.  “It’s a cronut.”

“A what?”

“A cronut.  It’s part croissant part doughnut.”

He looked at me like I had two heads.

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Five Halloween Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share.

1. Go to the pumpkin patch early. Some might take this advice a step further and skip heading out to the over-crowded pumpkin-slash-apple-slash-pony-ride-slash-corn-maze extravaganza entirely, but not me. Those fall pumpkin ...

Why Worry?

The President of the United States and a designated Military Aide with top level security clearance are riding on Air Force One.


President: Reluctantly, I have decided to drop the bomb.


Aide: Yes, sir.  You will need this.  It’s the Nuclear Football.


President: It looks like a black briefcase with an antenna.


Aide: It is, ...