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Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

November 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors during its 10th anniversary Holiday Lights Spectacular, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation ...

West Orange High School Students Bring "Our Town" to Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students involved in the West Orange High School (WOHS) Drama Department took to the stage this weekend to perform Thornton Wilder’s drama “Our Town,” a three-act play consisting of little-to-no props—allowing the actors to shine.

Directed by WOHS drama teacher Wendy Mapes and produced by Debra Coen, “Our Town” centers on the small ...

West Orange Marching Mountaineers Take Second at State Championships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers took second place at the State Championships held at Rutgers University this weekend with a score of 92.4875.

The Mountaineers also top took honors for Best Visual Performance.

Hillsborough High School edged out the Mountaineers with a score of 93.600 to win first place in the Group V Open Class Competition. Open ...

West Orange High School Digital Music Production Club Produces Original School Spirit Song

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students involved in the Digital Music Production Club have produced an original student-produced “Mountaineers School Spirit Song” as part of their club activities.

Students Jon Montuma, Jaquan Smith, Isiah Baskerville, Loucille Magloire, and Mazen Dahroug visited Club Advisor Tyrone Corbett’s professional recording studio May 18 to record vocals and beats ...

West Orange High School Glee Club "Broadway Night" is a Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The first-ever West Orange High School Glee Club Broadway Night recently played to a full house at West Orange High School in what is sure to become an annual event.

Singers in grades 9-12 performed popular and obscure Broadway show tunes solo and in groups. Many wore T-shirts from music camps or musicals they had appeared in while in middle and high school.

“BARKtoberfest” Pet Adoption to Return to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local animal shelters and rescue groups will benefit from the second annual “BARKtoberfest” at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo on Saturday, where the public is invited to meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while also enjoying a pet costume contest, food trucks and more.

Last year’s event raised more than $3,300 for participating animal ...

West Orange Drummer to Lead 100th Birthday Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

GARWOOD, NJ — The Greg Bufford Quintet, led by West Orange drummer Greg Bufford, will present a “100th Birthday Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie” at The Crossroads in Garwood, NJ on Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. to remember a man known as one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time.

The members of the quintet include: Bufford on drums, James Gibbs on trumpet, Gene Ghee on tenor ...

West Orange High School to Present "Our Town" in November

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School drama department will present "Our Town," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens, as its fall production this November. 

First produced and published in 1938, "Our Town" has ...

Four West Orange Residents Succeed in Essex County Nature Photographers Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Four West Orange residents were among the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest, including Massimo McCormick, Niccolo McCormick, Tom Walsh and Ava DeBarrios.

Massimo and Niccolo McCormick received second and third place, respectively, in the Youth Category for "Branch Brook Park." Walsh received second place in the Adult Category for ...

In Style Dance Studio Offering Free Classes in October

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

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 ...

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ROCKtoberfest At CycleBar Livingston

October 27, 2017

Join a fun event for the community, take an indoor cycling class and listen to great music at the first ever "ROCKtoberfest" hosted by CycleBar Livingston.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8am-2pm at CycleBar Livingston in the Shoppes at Livingston Circle, a premium indoor cycling studio, located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway (next door to Olive ...