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West Orange High School Cheerleaders Place Eighth Nationally in 2020

February 16, 2020

ORLANDO, FL — The West Orange High School (WOHS) varsity cheerleaders spent a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) and outscored more than 20 teams to place eighth nationally in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Division.

The NHSCC, hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, is the most ...

West Orange Resident Wins Gold New Jersey Special Olympics Winter Game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Jordan Cohn recently followed a family tradition and became an Olympic athlete in the Mount Creek Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games, held at Mountain Creek earlier this month.

Cohn received a gold medal in the Intermediate Super G Alpine race and a silver medal in the Giant Slalom. 

Although this was Cohn’s first entrance into ...

Knox Rolls 300; West Orange Bowling Team Wins Division and ECADA Tournament Championships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kieryn Knox of West Orange High School rolled a perfect game Wednesday to cap an eventful week for the Mountaineers' bowling team.

Knox rolled his perfect 300 game to capture the ECADA Individual County Tournament Championship at Hanover Lanes. Knox shot a 706 Series to qualify for the Step Ladder round.

Owen Murphy placed fifth, Garrett Weinstein placed ...

A Heart-Healthy Pregnancy

When you add a baby to your family, your heart doubles in size to hold all of that love.

While this sentiment is not factually accurate, pregnancy does put an additional strain on your heart and circulatory system (as well as many other body parts). According to the American Heart Association, your blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to provide for the growing needs of the baby. Labor ...

Livingston Residents React to Sears Closing, Contemplate Potential Replacements

February 13, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As liquidation sales begin at the Sears located at the Livingston Mall, community members are reacting with mixed feelings to the news that the local retailer will be closing its doors later this year.

Recognizing that shopping habits “have been rapidly changing,” the Township of Livingston recently adopted a new Master Plan that re-examined uses in all ...

Things to Do with Kids from Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 2020

This is a busy week as both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day are taking place. From building birdhouses, taking Giraffe tours, painting, cooking, entering video game tournaments, enjoying D&D events and more – there is something for everyone happening this week into next. There are also some President’s Day Vacation Camps and Valentine’s Day activities listed ...

Bad To the Dad Podcast Welcomes AMC Exec Allie Dvorin

On the second episode of Season 3, titled "The Walking Dad," Coach Randy and Adam D welcome AMC Networks' VP of Digital Production to "the Den." South Orange native Allie Dvorin, now of West Orange, talks about how he broke into screenwriting and how his digital production team helps keep viewers engaged in AMC hits like Mad Men and The Walking Dead.

"Allie ...

JESPY On-the-Go Supports Adults on their Independence Journey

February 8, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “It’s made a big difference in her life,” says Barbara Tracer, whose daughter Rebecca participates in JESPY on-the-Go. “She can be independent in her life and has satisfaction in accomplishing her daily activities.”

The program, which offers support services for individuals who are living with their families or on their own, was developed ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...