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Marching Mountaineers Debut New Program; Take First in Competition

September 18, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Only one day after the West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers debuted their new musical program "Rome - The Eternal City" to the cheers of the crowd at West Orange High School on Friday, the band took first place in Group 4 Open at the Jefferson Township High School Marching Band Competition.

In addition to their first-place "Best in Class" ...

14th Annual OSPAC Jazz and BrewFest to be Held Saturday in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tickets are still available for the 14th annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest on Sept. 16 from 12 to 9 p.m.

The festival will feature performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, a beer and wine garden and 9 hours of live music, accompanied by an array of vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on a scenic 5.5 acres at the Oskar Schindler ...

West Orange Senior Citizen Recognized for Artistic Talent

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – West Orange senior citizen Robert Maclay received second place in the non-professional sculpture category of the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show for his piece, “Lift-Off Duck.”

Maclay was recognized during an awards ceremony on Sept. 6 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park in Cedar Grove, where ...

Tinkergarten to Host Free Class Wednesday, Sept. 13

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Tinkergarten leader Arielle Messuti is offering a free trial class for parents and children ages 18 months to eight years old. The class will be held at Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation in West Orange from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During this trial class, Messuti ...

In Style Dance Studio Offering Free Classes in September

MONTCLAIR, NJ – In Style Dance Studio in Upper Montclair is offering a free trial class for the month of September.

In Style Dance Studio is run by international dance couple Erik Petrosyan and Magarita Taryan. The couple specializes in both traditional and contemporary style ballroom and Latin American dancing.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to join our dance classes in ...

African Penguin Exhibit Construction is Underway Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Construction is underway once again at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo for the new “Shores of Africa Penguin” Exhibit, where African penguins will join the giraffes, lions and hyenas to bring all of Turtle Back's animals from the largest continent into the same area.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, the penguins have always been ...

Local Children’s Author Visits West Orange Public Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library enjoyed a visit from children’s author Mike Malbrough on Aug. 15 as he read his debut book, Marigold Bakes a Cake, to the children in attendance.

“He agreed to do it for free because it gives him exposure as an author and illustrator,” said librarian Faith Boyle. “We booked it for the end of our summer reading ...

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