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Pokémon GO Reaches Turtle Back Zoo with Pokémon GO Zoo Nights in August

August 9, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Wednesday and Thursdays in August are now known as Pokémon GO Zoo Nights at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both nights throught the month, Pokémon GO players can enjoy catching unique creatures throughout the zoo.

The Turtle Back Zoo currently inhabits 17 PokéStops and one “Gym” that are only ...

August Events for Adults and Kids at the Essex County Environmental Center

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of August that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the environment.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where ...

Prairie Dog Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo Reopens with Renovations and Upgrades

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Renovations to the Prairie Dog Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo are officially complete and the interactive attraction has been reopened to the public.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who announced the project’s completion this week, renovations were made in order to enhance visitors’ viewing perspective.

“We are always ...

It's Not Too Late to Participate in Downtown West Orange Alliance First Annual Downtown Discovery Club

The Downtown West Orange Alliance with help from local downtown businesses is kicking off its first annual Downtown Discovery Club this summer. A kick-off event was held at a recent Downtown Thursday event in Tory Corner.

Hosted in Schneider Hardware’s parking lot, the event featured music performances by students from the Vienna School of Music.

The Downtown Discovery ...

Pokémon GO Reaches Turtle Back Zoo with Pokémon GO Zoo Nights in August

August 9, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Wednesday and Thursdays in August are now known as Pokémon GO Zoo Nights at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both nights throught the month, Pokémon GO players can enjoy catching unique creatures throughout the zoo.

The Turtle Back Zoo currently inhabits 17 PokéStops and one “Gym” that are only ...

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Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...