Arts & Entertainment

November 15, 2018

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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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the heat wave that hit northern New Jersey, the Fairfield Independence Day celebration in the new recreation parking lot on Monday was humming with activity once the sun set. Anthony Pompei, recreation director, began the event by thanking the mayor and council, the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Throwing hatchets for fun is officially an activity that Fairfield-area residents can enjoy at Stumpy’s Hatchet House, a new franchise business that opened in June for players 21 years and older.  Participants can throw hatchets at a bullseye while listening to music, watching ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Community members and their four-legged friends came out to celebrate the official opening of the new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell on Friday with a celebratory ribbon cutting.  Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In its effort to identify the people in a series of photos found in the Fairfield Public Library’s local history collection, the Fairfield Historical Society has a few photos that its members have not been able to identify. The five photos above are graduation photos that span a ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The public, outdoor West Caldwell Gazebo Concert series has a wide array of music from local bands lined up for 2018. The annual series of concerts, which will include food available from local restaurants for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. Weather permitting, the concerts ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Fairfield Golden Agers club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon held at the Hanover Manor, where club members honored their foundress and 60-year Fairfield resident Mary Scangarello, who died last year at the age of 95. In speaking about the Scangarello family, ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex High School (WEHS) parents and students are encouraged to send photos from the upcoming WEHS Senior Ball to be featured on TAPinto West Essex. WEHS seniors will kick off their final days of high school by attending Friday’s ball, beginning at 7 p.m. In order to ...

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VERONA, NJ — Thomas Simko of West Caldwell caught the first fish in the boys' category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Verona Park last week, catching his first fish only five minutes into the contest. Thomas is pictured above with his award, presented by Essex County ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Scott Lantzman, the new “Face of Fun” at FunTime Junction in Fairfield, is no stranger to youth programming and children’s entertainment. As the entertainment center’s new owner, Lantzman brings more than 20 years of expertise as a camp director to amping up the fun at FunTime ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - It was a fun-filled day in Roseland as Mayor John Duthie and the borough council joined the Roseland Recreation Department in hosting the second annual Roseland Community Fair at the Harrison Fairgrounds in Roseland. According to Duthie, the Community Fair is a great way for ...

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