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Photo Gallery: A Spooktacular Day in West Orange Schools

November 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was a Spooktacular Day in the West Orange Schools as students, teachers, and administrators donned some wild and crazy Halloween costumes on Oct. 31 and enjoyed the balmy weather.

All of the above photos were provided by Cynthia Cumming, Communications Coordinator for the West Orange School District.

Four West Orange Residents Win in Essex County Parks Photography Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Four residents of West Orange—Niccolo McCormick, Leonardo McCormick, Samantha Montague and Joshua Goodman—were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club.

McCormick received first place in the Youth Category for ...

Golda Och Academy Students Participate in Pilot Theatre Program for EdTA Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) selected 12 two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Dean of Students and Arts Department Chair Jordan Herskowitz was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for the program, which is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The ...

West Orange Couple and Their Dog Win 1st Place in Strut Your Mutt Contest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Grant and Kate Johnson from West Orange and their pet Olive, who were dressed as characters from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," won first place in the Best Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Essex County South Mountain Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 20.

“Our Dog Parks have ...

Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled to Host Art Exhibition

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, a not-for-profit social service provider, is hosting a fundraising gala and art exhibit entitled “Doorways To Infinite Possibility” on Nov. 4 at the JCC Gaelen Gallery East in West Orange.

The event will also serve as a celebration of the JSDD's future home in Livingston, and the capital campaign ...

West Orange Halloween Gala Attracts 600 to Annual Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dinosaurs, unicorns, superheroes and a spirit dogs descended on Colgate Park Friday for a night of fun and fear at the second annual West Orange Halloween Gala.

Residents were invited to participate in a Halloween costume contest held under the lights at Colgate Park followed by a haunted maze, bounce house inflatables and arts and crafts inside the Ginny Duenkel Pool area.

West Orange Art Students Carve Pumpkins for Essex County “Gardens Aglow” Event

MONTCLAIR, NJ – West Orange High School art students have been busy creating elaborately carved pumpkins for the “Gardens Aglow” event to be held on Friday at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, located at 474 Upper Mountain Avenue in Montclair, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art students from high schools across Essex County are donating their artwork to create a display of carved ...

West Orange High School to Present Fall Drama “The Outsiders”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School drama department will present “The Outsiders,” based on S.E. Hinton’s iconic novel of teenage haves and have-nots and the events that play out in an Oklahoma town, as its fall play in November.

Ponyboy, a “Greaser” on the wrong side of the tracks, is the protagonist caught up in a territorial battle between the ...

Second Annual “Broadway Night" Concert to be Held at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School (WOHS) Glee Choir will hold its second annual “Broadway Night” concert on Oct. 17 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m.

Last year’s inaugural program received rave reviews from all who attended, and this year’s concert will offer more exciting performances from the talented students in the WOHS music ...

West Orange Dog Parents Organize First Barktober Dog Parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group are banding together to support the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that works to avoid needless killing of abandoned and unwanted animals in the area, through the inaugural Barktober Halloween Dog Parade on Oct. 20 at O’Connor Park.

When one ...

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Miss New Jersey to Play First Lady Cleveland at Presidential Ball

November 8, 2018

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra have announced that Miss New Jersey, Jaime Gialloreto will assume the role of First Lady Frances Cleveland at her husband’s inaugural ball at the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Adorned in a 19th Century ballgown,Gialloreto will represent the grandeur and splendor of the ...