Arts & Entertainment

June 1, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.” The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — At its recent borough council meeting, the Caldwell governing body provided additional input on the upcoming public hearing being held virtually on May 21 to address the Caldwell Community Center’s (CCC) temporary closure and the task force being established to assess its ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Tim Hughes, Essex Fells resident and owner of Shughes Entertainment and Shughes Studios, recently used his expertise as a videographer to highlight the many acts of kindness and hope that West Essex residents have witnessed over the last several weeks within the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Roseland Recreation Department is continuing its mission to encourage community closeness by providing quality programs for residents to participate in from home. The latest at-home activity is geared toward local youth, who are invited ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In recognition of Read Across America Day, award-winning children's author and illustrator Daniel Kirk, who is best known for his best-selling "Library Mouse" series, recently visited both Adlai E. Stevenson (K-3) and Winston Churchill school (4-6) in Fairfield to speak with ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Tickets are still available for the West Essex Masquers Production of “Mamma Mia!,” which opens on Thursday at West Essex High School. The cost to attend is $15 for general seating or $12 for students and seniors for all four performances, which are scheduled as ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road in Long Valley. All prospective families will be welcomed via an information ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — For the first time ever, the West Essex High School (WEHS) media center was recently transformed into the Middle Ages for a student-led Medieval Fair hosted with the help of WEHS and West Essex Middle School (WEMS) librarians Rosemary Rich and Catherine Spinella. West Essex ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Renovations to the West Essex High School (WEHS) auditorium have been completed and were officially revealed earlier this week during a ribbon cutting ceremony held prior to the 2020 reorganization meeting with Superintendent of Schools Damion Macioci and various ...

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VERONA, NJ — Essex County seniors ages 60 and older are encouraged to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest by March 16. According to Essex County Executive Joseph N.

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ROSELAND, NJ — For five consecutive Saturday mornings, beginning on Jan. 11, the Roseland Recreation Department is offering a winter arts and crafts program for children from kindergarten through third grade. For a $50 fee, the children can partake in different arts and crafts at the Roseland ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend an Open House, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the camp, which is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. All prospective families will be welcomed via an ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland urges residents of Roseland and neighboring towns to take a look at the borough’s recently revamped website, social media accounts, newsletter and television channel. After making an investment earlier in 2019, the borough launched its new website and new ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Eight young musicians from West Essex High School were recently accepted into the North Jersey Area Band after many hours of preparation to audition for a coveted spot in either the select Wind Ensemble or the Symphonic Band. Of the eight West Essex students, four students ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The New Dutch Lane Bridge, a 79-year-old structure in Fairfield that crosses over the Deepavaal Brook, was officially reopened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic just in time for the holidays after upgrades were made over a period of several months to enhance motor vehicle and ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Out of the 35 entries in this year’s Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest hosted by the Essex County Environmental Center, residents of Roseland, Caldwell and North Caldwell earned top prizes for their distinctiveness, creative use of nature theme, use of sustainable ...

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NEW YORK, NY — With Elsie Timpson, James Caldwell HS Chorus teacher, at the helm, James Caldwell High School students recently performed at Radio City Music Hall prior to the Christmas Spectacular. Timpson organized the trip and prepared students for this performance.

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — More than 2,000 non-perishable food items were collected by Fairfield’s Winston Churchill Elementary School students as part of the school’s character education program. All items will be donated to Fairfield’s St. Thomas More Food Pantry. The food drive challenge is connected to ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Municipal Alliance and recreation department recently kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting and Winter Wonderland.   Mayor James Gasparini and members of the township council thanked the Fairfield Municipal Alliance and Recreation Department ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The holidays are coming, and so are various activities being held in West Essex-area communities. See below for more details. Revamped Christmas Spectacular in Roseland: Santa will be making his first appearance in Roseland this season on Dec. 6, courtesy of Mayor James Spango ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — On this week’s edition of “Bad to the Dad,” a local podcast that celebrates suburban dad life, hosts Randy Nathan and Adam D. Shandler interviewed Andy Brown of West Caldwell, who shared stories about his life as a midshipman and the countries he protected as a member of the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — It was an opportunity too good for West Essex High School (WEHS) sophomore Madison Rombough to pass up. The WEHS Marching Band's flutist recently jumped at the opportunity to audition for a spot in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and was selected to be one of 220 in an ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ — Roseland resident Jordan Amanda Clarise Mack, a student at Montclair Kimberly Academy, was recently selected as one of 20 girls from seven New Jersey counties to participate in the prestigious 2019 Debutante Leadership Program, offered every other year by the Essex County Chapter of ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Among the winners of the annual Essex County Hilltop Dog Park “Strut Your Mutt” Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest recently held at Hilltop Dog Park were six dogs and their owners from all three Caldwells and Essex Fells who took home prizes in a variety of categories, ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — With the hopes of giving people “something to talk about,” James Caldwell High School (JCHS) drama teacher and theatre program director Greg Paradis selected “The Laramie Project” as the fall student production in order to spark awareness and discussion among both the young ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ — Tickets are still available for a raffle featuring a special edition Harley Davidson signed by the cast of the hit HBO series, “The Sopranos,” as part of a fundraiser benefiting the Gary “Tiger” Balletto Foundation, whose mission is to provide assistance and resources to people ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Two West Caldwell residents, Janet Markman and George Janulis, and Caldwell resident Daniel Seugling were recently named among the eight winners in the 2019 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, an annual competition sponsored by the Essex County Environmental Center that ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Those interested in checking out Meadowbrook Country Day Camp for next summer are invited to attend “Meadowfest,” a fun-filled day of fall events for prospective campers including hayrides, pumpkin picking, crafts, scavenger hunts, games and prizes, face painting, apple cider, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ – A handful of West Essex-area residents had a sneak peek of a new inspirational morning talk show featuring Kimberley Locke and Dr. Steve Salvatore entitled “Doctor & Diva” when the segment was recently filmed in Fairfield at the Tristar Products corporate office on Route ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Lynn Konner, an Essex Fells artist, is exhibiting her artwork at the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services art gallery at 695 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair on Thursday, where she will also discuss her artistic process over light refreshments from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Konner, who grew up ...

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