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West Orange Resident Tyrone Brooks Honored by Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life

November 19, 2019

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Tyrone Brooks, a resident of West Orange, was honored by Stevenson and Moses Boxing for Life for his commitment to the community during the "Ringside for a Cause" benefit held in Glen Ridge and co-chaired by CC Minton and Gregory Burrus.

Brooks has taught in the Newark Public Schools district for more than 20 years. Although he began his ...

West Orange Resident Aims to Qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years ago, Alen Hadzic came so close to qualifying as a fencer in the 2016 Olympics that he decided earlier this year to make a full commitment to realizing his goal.

The West Orange resident, a 2010 graduate of Montclair High School who attended Columbia University, has gone all in on participating in the worldwide tournaments and events required to give him ...

Save The Date! Any Excuse For A Party's Annual Open House Starts Nov. 21

November 16, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Any Excuse For A Party, your one stop entertainment source, invites the entire family to their Annual Open House located at 16 Gloria Lane in Fairfield, NJ starting November 21 at 12PM.

This event is free and open to the public and there will be free samples and giveaways!  The annual open house begins on Thursday, November 21 from 12PM -8PM and ...

West Essex YMCA Offers Free Memberships to Military, Veterans During November

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

The Y will also waive the joiners fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year.

“This is one way we can give back to our servicemen and women who have ...

Improving Diabetes Care

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that needs continual self-management and support in order to be treated successfully. Yet according to the American Association for Diabetes Educators, “fewer than 60 percent of people with diabetes have had any formal diabetes education.” Research shows that people who have received diabetes education are more likely to use primary care and preventative ...

Essex County Holiday Lights and Food Collection Returns to Turtle Back Zoo

November 16, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to spend part of their holiday season at the annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, where free admission will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 22, Nov. 23, Nov. 24, Nov. 29 Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The display will also be open daily from Friday, Dec. 6 to Tuesday, Dec. 31 and closed on ...

Things to Do with Kids from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2019

It’s almost Thanksgiving and things are slowing down a bit as people prepare for the holiday. However, there are still some fun activities happening in and around town. You and your family can make a Thanksgiving Cornucopia at the West Orange Library, enjoy the West Orange High School Fall Band Concert, take in the Holiday Lights at the Zoo, Take a Picture with Santa or have one of your pet ...

Bad to the Dad Interviews Navy Vet Andy Brown

The podcast that celebrates suburban dad life may be just a week late celebrating military vets, but we're merely extending our recognition of those who serve our country. 

On this week's episode, Coach Randy and Adam D spend some time with Annapolis grad and Navy vet Andy Brown of West Caldwell. Andy shares his stories of life as a midshipman and the countries he saw and ...

Holiday Fair Extravaganza and Art Show at West Orange Arts Center

November 20, 2019

The West Orange Arts Center's (WOAC) Annual Holiday Boutique Extravaganza returns for two back-to-back weekends, Dec. 7 & 8 and  Dec. 14 & 15, 2019 at 551 Valley Road in West Orange, NJ. Extended hours for shopping are Saturdays from Noon- 7pm and Sundays from 1-5pm. The WOAC will be transformed into a shopper's paradise, featuring holiday treats, soft music, daily ...

Modern-Day Mompreneur Psychologist Offers a Unique Blend of Clinical Services Paired with Mindfulness Techniques

Mompreneur Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya, Psy.D, is a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey and New York, “with a passion for helping people create and live their best lives.” She’s also a full-time mom and a new practice co-owner with two locations — one in midtown Manhattan and one in Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Upadhyaya helps people transform from the inside out via ...

Meet Claas Ehlers: Three Questions with the Newest Member of the Overlook Medical Center Community Advisory Board

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers has been appointed to the Community Advisory Board of Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, one of the region’s premier providers of health care and home to some of the state’s top physicians.

The board provides a way for the community to help guide Overlook’s development and support its efforts to provide exceptional care.

West Orange Community Invited to Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 16, 2019

Dear Editor,

As the year is coming to an end, the leaves are on the ground, Thanksgiving is upon us. This is a time of reflection.  One thing that we can all be thankful for is our West Orange community.

Now more than ever, kindness and community spirit is so very important. One of the nicest events we have annually in West Orange is the Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving luncheon, which ...

The Governor and Senate President: Perfect Together??

The 1947 New Jersey Constitution gave our governor enormous power to nominate and appoint people to many state positions: From the Attorney General to all county prosecutors to Superior Court judges to the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Board of Public Utilities to members of Pine Barrens Commission, amongst many many others.  The New Jersey Governor has lots of nominatin' to ...