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2019 WOHS Grad's Original Composition to Premiere at National Society of Composers Conference

May 3, 2021





WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2019 grad Wolfgang Scheitinger has been selected to have his original composition “flutters and murmurs of a curious heart and mind” premiered on May 7 at the 2021 National Society of Composers Virtual Conference. Scheitinger’s composition was one of six selected from a field of several hundred ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

West Orange Public Library Presents Contemporary Realist Paintings in “Essex County Escapades"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library is showcasing an exhibition of contemporary realist paintings by artist Maria Mijares called “Essex County Escapades” which will be on display through Sunday, May 23. 

Mijares' works have appeared in museums, corporations, universities and alternative galleries. Her most well-known ...

West Orange High School Alum Elijah Minton Flourishing As “The Art Alchemist”

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2009 grad Elijah Minton, aka “The Art Alchemist,” is enjoying a flourishing career as a muralist and painter regionally and nationally. Minton's talents include Fine Art, Original Art, Illustrations, Portraits, Acrylic Painting, Murals and Logo Designs.

Elijah was drawn to art at an early ...

West Orange High School's "The Show Must Go On" A Melange of Musical History

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Spring Musical “The Shows Must Go On” is a not-to-be-missed event featuring songs previously performed over the past two decades of musical theater. The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center at 4 Boland Drive, is opening its 2021 season with the debut of the WOHS musical.

The show opens with senior Justin Peters, who ...

"Pete 'n' Keely" Streaming This Weekend From Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ — A fully staged, reimagined, digitally captured production of Pete 'N' Keely continues Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. Pete ’n’ Keely is a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment.

 Like the ...

West Orange Arts Council Presents a Virtual Art Exhibit of WOHS AP Studio Art Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School (WOHS), the West Orange Arts Council’s (WOAC) latest show features the rising stars of our community. 

The 2021 Virtual WOHS Student Exhibit showcases the work of seventeen Advanced Placement Studio Art seniors: Clark Bunao, Adriana Garcia, Miguel ...

How Will Kids' Camps be Different This Summer?

With summer approaching let us consider that this will be the second summer that the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all words that have come to define children’s daily lives. 

As more adults ...

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New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 5, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

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Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Mercer Street Friends, and Norwescap Confer Grant Awards to 292 Community Partners Across 18 Counties

May 9, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ -- The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP  announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 were ...

da Vinci Xi Surgical System now at Mountainside Medical Center – Contest to Name New Surgical Robot

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system. The hospital is asking local community members to put their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot.

The entry form can be accessed on the hospital’s website ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle for Local Nonprofits

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex has announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits.

On April 20, more than 60 organizations attended to learn about the grant application process.

"We were pleased to see so many faces at our virtual information session--both familiar organizations ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Latest COVID-19 Essex County Statistics Show Slight Improvement

The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing.

A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30. 

Another 4.2 million (61%) NJ residents have had one vaccine.

The Department of Health recently ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...