Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

July 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Make Your Own Sundae: Roseland Celebrates National Ice Cream Month

ROSELAND, NJ – In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July, as designated by former president Ronald Reagan in 1984, the GFWC-Roseland Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” event at the Roseland Firs Aid Squad building on July 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A donation of $2 per person will benefit “CASA-Court Appointed Special ...

Women's Club of Caldwell Celebrates 110th Anniversary

CALDWELL, NJ — The Women’s Club of Caldwell (WCC), originally established in 1902 as the Caldwell Borough Improvement Association and changed to WCC in 1921, recently celebrated its 110th anniversary as a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs ...

Fairfield Golden Agers Celebrate 50 Years; Luncheon Honors Mary Scangarello

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, Golden Agers president Joni Doncoes read a statement she and former mayor Ted Nalesnik ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Runway of Dreams Founder Inspires Local Young Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young professionals from a range of industries gained insight on how to stay focused on pursuing their dreams through a presentation from Livingston resident Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams, at Sobel & Co. LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s Breakfast.

The Livingston-based accounting firm invited Scheier to share her story of ...

Caldwell Cub Scouts Help Prepare Bagged Lunches for Homeless

CALDWELL, NJ - Cub Scouts from Caldwell Pack 846 recently participated in the monthly "Sandwich Night" event on June 6, held at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell to benefit St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark.

For 20 years, First Presbyterian Church has been making bagged lunches for the soup kitchen to help those less fortunate. The church congregants also make and serve a ...

Former Essex Fells Police Chief Honored for Community Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Retired Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik, also a 43-year member of Livingston's volunteer fire department, was among those recognized for their service to the community at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) 2018 Awards Dinner at the Westminster Hotel.

According to Livingston Fire Chief Chris Mullen, Kulik was nominated for his dedication and ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell District Recognizes Eagle Scouts and Scholarship Recipients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students were recognized during Monday’s Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting for achieving the highly revered Eagle Scout designation, the highest achievement of the Boy Scouting program. Superintendent James Heinegg presented Perry Mescia and Marco Veltre with certificates on behalf of the ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, a Roseland resident and the administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held ...

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