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

September 30, 2016

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 ...

Caldwell Street Fair Celebrates Silver Anniversary this Weekend

CALDWELL, NJ — Jazz music, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos will be among some of the highlights at the Caldwell Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend. More than 200 vendors from throughout the area will offer quality arts and crafts, ethnic and ...

Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Benefits Daughters of Israel in West Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, attracted nearly 200 local supporters on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Underwritten by Valley National Bank, Casino Night aims to raise between $30-60,000 as it has in previous ...

Broadway's "Hamilton" Drummer Gives Student Percussion Workshop at Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ – Andres Forero, drummer for Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton," gave a workshop, performed and offered words of wisdom at Caldwell University this summer to middle and high school students at the university’s summer percussion camp.

Forero, a Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner, encouraged the young musicians to expand their horizons and always put their ...

Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show Presents Three West Essex Residents with Prizes

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Fairfield resident Robert Szpila, Roseland resident Joseph Mango and West Caldwell resident Lynne Palmer were among 28 senior citizens recognized in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show this summer. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. personally congratulated the winners at an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar ...

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Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, and Co., 2016)


Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is destined to stir controversy and heated debate as it tackles reform in the Catholic Church in the 21st century. Those who are dedicated to the traditional beliefs of the Catholic Church, that only men can serve as ordained priests and they must remain ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
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Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...