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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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West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade Proposal: She Says Yes

By CYNTHIA CUMMING AND KATE DAVENPORT

March 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As thousands of spectators enjoyed the West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, there was one woman who was about to get the surprise of her life.

West Orange firefighter Nick Gillo wanted to pop the question to his girlfriend, Nicole Giannopoulos. With the help of the WOFD, it was planned to have Gillo step off the line as the West Orange Fire Department marched along Main Street. For those not familiar with the traditions and customs of the parade, they are similar to that of a trip down the Jersey Shore -- just as families return to the same beach year after year, so do families and friends attending the West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Nicole and her family usually stand near the Gasland gas Station, across the street from Dunkin Donuts.  

As the WOPD got to the area, they stopped. Gillo left the line to approach Nicole, and getting down on one knee, asked for her hand in marriage.  Shocked, Nicole composed herself long enough to, of course, say yes, as the crowd -- and the WOFD, cheered.

The parade then continued along Main Street, leaving behind memories that will last a lifetime for Nick and Nicole.