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Art Show in Caldwell to Feature Artistic Creations by Adults with Developmental Disabilities

August 16, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ — A free event hosted by more than 20 individuals from the Center for Family Support (CFS) invites area residents to an Art Opening at The Caldwell Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8.

The CFS, founded in 1954, is a registered 501-c-3 charity committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities and to the family ...

James Caldwell High School Student Completes Prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the final week of July, James Caldwell High School rising senior Mollie DeFilippo starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse performance “New Voices of 2016: Everything Old is New Again!” as the finale to the prestigious summer musical theater conservatory she was entered into earlier this year. 

DeFilippo was nominated for the 2016 “Paper Mill ...

Pokémon GO Reaches Turtle Back Zoo with Pokémon GO Zoo Nights in August

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Wednesday and Thursdays in August are now known as Pokémon GO Zoo Nights at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both nights throught the month, Pokémon GO players can enjoy catching unique creatures throughout the zoo.

The Turtle Back Zoo currently inhabits 17 PokéStops and one “Gym” that are only ...

Prairie Dog Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo Reopens with Renovations and Upgrades

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Renovations to the Prairie Dog Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo are officially complete and the interactive attraction has been reopened to the public.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who announced the project’s completion this week, renovations were made in order to enhance visitors’ viewing perspective.

“We are always ...

Art Show in Caldwell to Feature Artistic Creations by Adults with Developmental Disabilities

August 16, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ — A free event hosted by more than 20 individuals from the Center for Family Support (CFS) invites area residents to an Art Opening at The Caldwell Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8.

The CFS, founded in 1954, is a registered 501-c-3 charity committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities and to the family ...

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Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...