Caldwell Wrestling Club Participates in Cleanup of Grover Cleveland Park

December 5, 2016

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — With help from the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, more than 40 members of the Caldwell Wrestling program—including coaches, wrestlers and parents from the James Caldwell High School, recreation, travel and elementary wrestling teams—recently participated in a cleanup of Grover Cleveland Park. 

After hours spent deep in the woods, the group was ...

Trinity Academy of Caldwell to Host Sixth Annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk and Jingle Jam

CALDWELL, NJ — Trinity Academy, a Catholic School for children Pre-K- eighth grade, is hosting its sixth annual “5K Reindeer Run/Walk” on Saturday, followed by the “Jingle Jam” holiday festivities for the whole family.

Over the past five years, Trinity has its participation each year with more than 1,000 runners in 2015. The before and after celebrations on ...

Thatcher McGhee’s Raises $1500 Benefiting Families Devastated by Caldwell Fire

FAIRFIELD, NJ­ – In support of the families affected by the Orchard Square fire in Caldwell earlier this month, residents of Fairfield and surrounding towns gathered at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub on Nov. 22.

The effort raised a total of $1500, which will go directly to the families to help replace the items they lost in the fire, such as clothing and ...

Caldwell Boy Scout Troop 9 Hosts Court of Honor Ceremony

CALDWELL, NJ — Parents and family members of Boy Scout Troop 9 helped recognize the Scouts for their recent rank advancements and other accomplishments at the fall Court of Honor Ceremony on Nov. 22.

“We have a great group of young men here at Troop 9, and they have accomplished quite a bit since our last Court of Honor,” said Scout Master Ron Burgers. “We are all very ...

Fundraising Event to Benefit Families Affected by Orchard Square Fire

CALDWELL, NJ  — A fundraising event hosted by the Borough of Caldwell and American Legion Post 185 on Dec. 17 will benefit the families affected by the Orchard Square fire earlier this month.

The event, held at the American Legion at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Personette Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature hot and cold food items, coffee and dessert and a display of ...

First Annual “BARKtoberfest” Raises More Than $3300 for Participating Shelters and Rescue Groups

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The first-annual “BARKtoberfest” pet adoption event at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange raised more than $3,300 for participating animal shelters and rescue groups, including The Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, part of the Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative of Livingston. A total of 20 dogs and cats were adopted, with many applications still ...

Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless Feeds Essex County Families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 20 pick-up trucks, SUV’s and vans were loaded to the brim with four tons of bulk foodstuffs, hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals by Essex County Sheriff’s officers at the emergency management headquarters in West Orange for delivery on Tuesday as part of the sheriff’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless.

“This ...

West Essex Regional Board of Education Approves Eight Coaching Positions & Congratulates Girls Hockey Team

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday approved the appointment of eight coaches, in both winter and spring activities and in both stipend-supported and volunteer positions.

In addition, the board congratulated the West Essex Regional High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team, which, on Nov. 18, snapped the 144-game-winning streak of No.1 ...

Comfort Project 360 Reason to Rock Event Raises More Than $300,000 Benefiting Saint Barnabas Cancer Centers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to raise funds for renovations and meaningful programs and amenities in Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), the third-annual Reason to Rock event at Crestmont Country Club on Thursday raised more than $300,000 benefiting Comfort Project 360 (CP360).

CP360, which is on a mission to help create the most ...

Willing Hearts Consignment Shop Donates $500 to Boy Scouts of America Troop 9

CALDWELL, NJ — The volunteers of Willing Hearts Consignment Shop donated $500 to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 9 outside of Jack’s Super Foodtown Supermarket on Sunday.

The donation is for Troop 9’s  “Eagle Project: Collection for Troops,” which is part of Operation Jersey Cares-Support Our Troops. The monetary and other donations being ...

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