Arts & Entertainment

January 19, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Bow Tie Cinemas premiered its luxury renovations this week with a special grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony and movie screening. The historical theater, which was built in the 1900s, has been temporarily closed since August after being destroyed during a devastating ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - Paintings from local artists Cristina Palermo-Havens of North Caldwell and Marcia Sangillo of Fairfield are on display at the Roseland Public Library until Friday, Feb. 1. Roseland Public Library introduced the artists to the community with a special art opening reception on ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The camp directors and leadership team ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Several West Essex-area residents, including Roseland youngsters JJ and Brody Rella and Brandon and Ryan Sivori, who received first place in the Group/Family Category, recently earned awards in the Essex County Environmental Center's 14th Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Give the Gift of a "Funtime" this holiday season with a Fun Pass Gift Card from FunTime Junction.  Fun Pass Gift Cards include 60 game credits for only $25 (a $30 value). That's a $5 instant savings.  In addition, download the FunTime Junction App on your smartphone and enjoy ...

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CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL AREA, NJ — The holiday season kicked off this week in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area with Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies in each of the respective towns Festivities began in West Caldwell on Friday with a tree lighting ceremony hosted by the West ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of families attended Fairfield’s third annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza on Sunday night. “Even though it is raining, Santa is coming,” said Anthony Pompei, director of Fairfield’s recreation program. Among those who enjoyed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra recently celebrated presidential history at a music-filled gala during the reenactment of President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 inauguration. The event, which benefited both organizations, included a ...

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Fairfield resident Paul Pollio shares a biographical sketch of his grandmother, Mrs. Morris E. Collerd, born Adelia Melissa Van Ness, a Fairfield legacy and author of the Fairfield Chronicle Newspaper Column “This WAS Fairfield.” FAIRFIELD, NJ — Adelia Melissa Van Ness was born in a Rockaway ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell's Trinity Academy is inviting the community to get some exercise and ring in the season at the school's Reindeer Run/Walk, a USATF-NJ New Balance 500 Point Grand Prix 5K Race, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Caldwell. Goody bags and prizes will be awarded. In addition ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students will present their fall production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the JCHS Center for Performing Arts. At the center of the musical comedy is a fictional spelling bee set at Putnam ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Janet Markman of West Caldwell and Elise Linn of North Caldwell were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club. Markman received ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Families from all over Essex County and beyond were awarded for having the best costumes at the annual Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests held throughout October at Essex County's four dog parks. At the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park Contest, Jody and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!   Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!    

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The Masquers of West Essex, the drama club at West Essex Regional High School (WEHS), has been hard at work putting together the final touches of its upcoming fall performance of “Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)" based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn. Brittany ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Bloomfield Avenue was closed to traffic on Sunday afternoon when 200 vendors set up stands to celebrate the 27th annual Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair. Tom Cocchiola, a member of the board of overseers for the event, said he has been to all 27 events and proudly noted that ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland, in collaboration with the Roseland Recreation Department, Municipal Youth Guidance Committee and Roseland Police Department, hosted approximately 400 residents at the borough's fourth annual community bonfire on Friday night at the Harrison ...

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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, rides, games and prizes, face painting, apple ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Robert Szpila of Fairfield, Evan Stuart Marshall of Roseland and Lynne Palmer of West Caldwell were among the 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The seniors were recently honored during a ceremony at the Robert ...

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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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ROSELAND, NJ — More than 70 people lined up on Harrison Avenue in Roseland on Saturday morning to participate in the 36th annual Run for the Roses 5K that was majorly donated by the Roseland First Aid Squad. Louis LaSalle, one of the founders of the race, said the race started as a promotion of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The third annual Arts Accessible Festival, hosted by Arts Unbound Inc. in collaboration with the Essex Regional Educational Services Commission (ERESC) and Superintendent Dr. Laurie Newell, is being held at the ERESC Essex Campus Academy in Fairfield, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — More than 250 children signed up for this year’s summer reading program at the Roseland Free Public Library, which recently held a special pizza party for the 24 young participants who earned “VIP status” by completing all 35 of the program’s reading-related activities. According ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield first graders Joseph Mauriello and Elianna Salvato have been crowned as this year's King and Queen. The traditional crowning took place on the last day of Fairfield Recreation’s Summer Camp 2018, which was attended by more than 320 campers this year. Duties of the new ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The date has been changed to Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to weather conditions. Activities listed in the article below will remain the same.  LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those with children entering Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year who are thinking about day ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Over the last decade, Michael Downey has accumulated a substantial number of protegees and followers who swear by his photographic expertise. Downey recently celebrated 10 years as a photography instructor at Unique Photo in Fairfield, and both his takes and his extensive ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — On New Jersey Family’s recently published “Ultimate Bucket List,” the second annual list of not-to-miss places in New Jersey, six Essex County attractions were among those selected as bucket list destinations. New Jersey Family asked its readers to vote for their favorite ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 29. “Seeing camp ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — An upcoming fine art exhibit presented by the Northern New Jersey art group Partners in Paint (PiP) will include the work of West Caldwell resident Marilyn Rose, an award-winning artist whose piece entitled “At The Station” is pictured above. The exhibit, located at the Art ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Alex Vacchiano of West Caldwell and Emma Saccone of Essex Fells were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to participate in the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre ...

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