Vendor Event Benefits West Orange High School Music Boosters

September 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ - A fundraiser for the West Orange High School Music Boosters was held on Sunday at the home of West Orange mom and Booster Allisyn Adelsohn, where eight vendors took orders and sold their wares with 50 percent of the profits earmarked for the Boosters program.

Venders from West Orange were: Maria Sabando with Mary Kay; Jill Jeszeck with Avon; Denise Daunt with Stella ...

West Orange High School Marching Band to Compete in Roxbury Classic Saturday

ROXBURY, NJ - An evening of musical entertainment for the whole family will feature the West Orange High School Marching Band on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the eighth-annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic. 

The Roxbury Classic, an annual competition of local and regional high school marching bands, is an opportunity to experience a diverse range of performances ...

Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Benefits Daughters of Israel in West Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, attracted nearly 200 local supporters on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Underwritten by Valley National Bank, Casino Night aims to raise between $30-60,000 as it has in previous ...

Ice Dance International to Perform Original Repertory at Codey Arena in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During its premier tour this fall, the ice ballet company Ice Dance International (IDI) will perform its original repertory ICE/DANCE 2016 at the Richard Codey Arena on Oct. 7.

Founded by celebrated American ballet star Edward Villella and highly regarded ice skating choreographer Douglas Webster, IDI blends the elements of dance together with the athleticism of ...

West Orange High School to Perform at 2017 Music for All National Concert Band Festival


WEST ORANGE, NJ – The award-winning West Orange High School Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform as an Invited Band at the 2017 Music for All National Concert Band Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 9 to 11.

President and CEO of Music for All Eric L. Martin sent notice to Wind Ensemble Director Lewis Kelly in late July. In his ...

Lyric Performing Arts Center, West Orange's "One Stop Shop," Opens Doors for Fall Season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Registration for fall lessons at West Orange’s “one-stop-shop” performing arts center Lyric PAC, one of the only performing arts centers in Essex County that offers music, dance, drama, visual arts and special needs programs all at one location, is currently ongoing.

With both group classes and private lessons available for all ages, all abilities and ...

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West Orange Jazz Musicians to Headline at 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange-based Grammy-award winning pianist, composer and arranger Nat Adderley, Jr. will headline the 13th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest Sept. 17.

Other township residents in the lineup include guitarist Bob DeVos, singer Jan Carden, along with West Orange's New Jersey School of Percussion drummer Glenn Weber. Philadelphia native and talented trombonist Jeff ...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)


Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
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Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...