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North Caldwell Borough Council Honors Memorial Day Grand Marshal

June 28, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ—Cass Gilbert, a 55-year North Caldwell resident, World War II veteran and entertainer was presented with a proclamation by the North Caldwell Borough Council on Tuesday in honor of being selected as the 2017 grand marshal of the West Essex Memorial Day Parade.

The proclamation, read by Mayor Joseph Alessi, noted that Gilbert, a Navy veteran, played the piano and ...

Local High School Students Honored with NCJW/Essex Volunteer Awards

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thomas Salandra of West Caldwell and Max Prince of North Caldwell were recently presented with the Nancy and Robert Eskow The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex Volunteer Award, bestowed to select graduating high school seniors from Essex County who have shown a commitment and dedication to making life better for others locally or globally.

For reflecting the ...

Boy Scouts Troop 9 Celebrates Eagle Court of Honor in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — Four local young men were joined by family, friends, fellow troop members and members of the community on Sunday at Saint Aloysius Church in Caldwell as they were recognized for achieving the highest and most coveted rank in scouting: the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout recipients celebrated were Thomas Caracappa, Steven Ferrarese, Ian Robson and Christopher ...

West Essex Student Earns Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Performance in Spring Musical

MILLBURN, NJ — Shane Daneyko of West Essex Regional High School was recently named the winner of the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for “Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role” for his performance as Chef Louis in the high school’s spring musical “The Little Mermaid.”

As a nominee and winner, Denyko was among some of the most talented high ...

North Essex Chamber Honors Members and Awards Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School Board Honors Forensics Club & Eagle Scouts

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Competition-leading performances by members of the James Caldwell High School (JCHS) Forensics Club and citations to four Eagle Scouts were highlighted during Monday’s meeting of the Caldwell-West Caldwell High School Board of Education (CWC BOE).

The focus on forensics was introduced by Lydia Wielgus, president, and Kassie Sarkar, vice president of the ...

West Caldwell 11-Year-Old to Host Sixth Annual Sophia's Funds for Friends Event

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Since 2012, Washington Elementary School student Sophia Pedrazzi, 11, has raised more than $10,000 to help two friends who have medical needs through her annual fundraiser Sophia’s Funds For Friends, which will be held on June 10 at 90 Ravine Ave. in West Caldwell.

The event will sell Sophia’s personal artwork as well as pieces from local artists, ...

Fairfield VFW Celebrates Memorial Day Despite Rainy Weather

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Even with the cancelling of the West Caldwell/Caldwell Memorial Day parade, Fairfield still found a way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

Residents like Bob and Sharon Laner, who displayed more than 100 American flags on their front lawn, and many other Fairfield residents decorated their homes in red, white and blue in honor of the holiday and had their first ...

Rotary Club of the Caldwells Donates Check to Montclair’s COPE Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Rotary Club of the Caldwells recently donated $2,000 to Montclair’s COPE Center, which provides counseling and behavioral health services to individuals and families in Essex County.

Pictured left to right are Erin Gloor, Rotary member; Tim Blattner, Rotary member; Kevin Hersh, Rotary member; Pat Marchese of Willing Hearts; Miriam Irvwin, Member of the ...

West Essex Board of Education Celebrates Student Achievements with ShopRite Stars and College Book Awards

WEST ESSEX, NJ — A tradition sponsored by ShopRite and kept alive in the West Essex Regional School District since 1999, was once again celebrated on Monday as the district board of education honored those students winning awards as ShopRite Stars in academics, arts, athletics, community service and leadership.

The winners in academics, in the first to fourth marking periods, ...

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