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West Orange High School Thespians Recognized at Induction Ceremony

May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Thespian Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 27, virtually recognizing graduating seniors and welcoming a new board and new members into the growing group.

Despite the pandemic, theatre students at the high school collected several awards and mentions throughout the 2019-2020 school year, most notably at ...

Virtual Music Department Awards Ceremony Held for West Orange High School Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year's West Orange High School Music Department Ceremony, which recognizes graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at the high school, was recently streamed live as the department announced the students who earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors Society graduation cord and presented various awards to students involved in ...

West Orange Arts Council Virtual Exhibit Features High School Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the annual art exhibition featuring Advanced Placement (AP) art seniors from West Orange High School was canceled this spring, the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) made sure that the students received their well-deserved accolades through a virtual art show.

“I walk into my classroom each time excited to see what new things will be created that day,” ...

West Orange Arts Council Showcases AP Studio Students in Virtual Exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The newest show by the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) features rising stars of the township's arts community.
The West Orange High School Virtual Exhibit at, part of a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, includes the work of the Advanced Placement Studio Art juniors and seniors. Senior artists include ...

West Orange Library Helps Purchase and Deliver Books to Local Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to offering access to remote materials such as books, audiobooks, movies and more, the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) is also assisting local senior citizens who do not have access to the Internet by offering to purchase and deliver new, clean books to their homes.

To request assistance in purchasing a new book, residents should call the ...

Paper Mill Begins Live Streaming Weekly "New Voices" Concert Series

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has officially launched a series of live-stream events featuring its annual New Voices Concert, which is the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. 

After beginning on Monday with the 2019 concert, Paper Mill will continue streaming these events live on Paper Mill ...

West Orange Named Among Best Communities for Music Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Schools district has been named among the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific ...


Paper Mill in Conversation: 'Babbling By The Brook' Streaming with Mark S. Hoebee

May 20, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has added a new weekly special live-streaming event, Babbling by the Brook, hosted by Mark S. Hoebee, to the line-up of weekly online events. 

Every Wednesday evening beginning May 20 at 7 p.m. Tune in on the Paper Mill Playhouse Facebook page (

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Introduce Your Kids to Musical Instruments on May 22

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a ...

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...