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Instrument "Test Drive Day" to be Held for West Orange Third Graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Parents of third graders across the West Orange School District have just lived through their child's entry into the world of musical instruments with the arrival of the ...

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YMCA to Host Fourth Annual Youth Appreciation Week Diversity Festival

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The West Essex YMCA is hosting a town-wide Diversity Festival, as a kick-off to this year’s Youth Appreciation Week festivities that begin on May 17 and end on May 25. The ...

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The Mommy's Review - Easy as ABC Mouse

Here's a long overdue review of a great website and learning tool for kids—ABCmouse.com! Like you, I had seen the commercials for it innumerable times, but just never took the step to ...

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Golfers - 2 Bedroom Suite in California

This week World Pass International is featuring Resort Villas by Welk Resorts in Escondido California. Located on 450 acres just north of San Diego, California. Welk Resorts is a gorgeous ...

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Run/Walk for Nikhil Set for Sept. 22 at West Orange High School

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

September 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The third annual Stop for Nikhil 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave.  The course is "flat and rolling in a residential neighborhood" and is USATF certified (Code: NJ05924LMB).

The community is invited to join and run/walk with family, friends, co-workers and more, to honor the memory of loved ones that passed away or were seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. 

On June 11, 2011, Nikhil Badlani, a bright, happy child who excelled in music, passed away when another driver ran a stop sign on Wyoming Avenue. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was established to honor his memory in July 2011.  

Statistics show that nationwide in 2011, 3,400 teens aged 16-20 years old died in traffic fatalities. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation has worked tirelessly since its inception to promote traffic safety awareness and to provide the ability for other students that shared his love of music to study through a special program called "Music for Nikhil" which is offered to middle and high school students.

The foundation has also provided special training for West Orange High School Driver's Ed students; helped to donate a Driving Simulator to West Orange High School; and distributed scholarships to graduating seniors involved in music.

Go to  www.stopfornikhil.org to register and participate. You can register as a family or an individual, join an existing team, or start your own and become a team captain. 

To learn more about the Nikhil Badlani Foundation and its programs, visit http://www.nikhilbadlanifoundation.org.

Visit the new facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/TheNikhilBadlaniFoundation.