"Life Is..." Musical Review Presented by First Presbyterian Westminster Youth Choir at West Caldwell Campus; Sunday, Sept. 28, Three Afternoon Performances
CALDWELL / WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church Westminster Youth Choir will be performing a musical review entitled "Life Is...." on Sunday, Sept. 28. There will be three performances at the West Caldwell Campus of the church at 2pm, 4pm and 7pm. Assisting the teen choir will be members of the children’s and junior high choirs, as well as college alums. The church is located at 31 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
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General Admission: $10 in advance ($15 at the door)
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The Westminster Choir is comprised of teens, in middle and high school. They regularly participate in worship and also perform annual musicals such as "Godspell," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and in the past have traveled with their productions to Chicago, San Francisco, Canada and Florida.
Rev. Barbara Piercy
First Presbyterian Church
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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - There will be a Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9am-4pm. The sale will take place at 240 Westville Ave, West Caldwell.
Items for sale include:
“Testies for Breasties” Fundraiser at Shillelagh Club, West Orange, to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research; Saturday, Sept. 27, 8pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 p.m. until closing, the Shillelagh Club in West Orange will be the site of a benefit to raise money in support of breast cancer research, cure and prevention. Organized by Livingston residents Chris Wightman, a testicular cancer survivor, and Michael Tevlin, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor, “Testies for Breasties” is on it’s fourth year of fundraising for the cause. The fundraiser will cost $30 a person and includes food, beverages and entertainment. The club is located at 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange.
“Our commitment to the cause continues to grow.
Included in the admission price for those in attendance will be food, beer, wine, raffles and live entertainment by Mike Murphy.
In addition there will also be a Silent Auction with gift certificates to local restaurants, items from local stores and show tickets.
Avon Breast Cancer Walk
The following weekend, on Oct. 18 and 19, the men will join with family and friends to participate in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk through New York City. Their team will walk 39.3 miles over the course of two days in an effort to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Over the past three years, the group has raised over $35,000.
For those who are unable to attend the event, or who would like to make a contribution, the link to make a donation is available online here.
"Please join the Testies For Breasties Avon Walk team
ROSELAND, NJ - A Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 54 Roosevelt Street, Roseland. The sale will take place from 10am to 5pm.
Garage Sale Items:
All Are Welcome at Calvary Church "Fall Fun Night" Saturday, Sept. 27, 7pm to 9pm; Donations to Benefit First Aid Squads
ESSEX FELLS, NJ - The Calvary Evangelical Free Church is sponsoring a "Fall Fun Night!" Saturday, Sept. 27, to benefit the Roseland and West Essex First Aid Squads. The free outdoor event will take place from 7pm to 9pm and will feature an evening of live music, a delicious Pie Bar, fresh donuts and cider, and a Corn Hole Tournament for adults and kids. The church is located at 450 Fells Road, Essex Fells.
Admission is free, but all donations received will be used to benefit the first aid squads. Everyone is welcome to attend.
"Come out for a great evening of fun and music,
Full Citi, well known around the area for their appearances at Rockin' Joe's, Calandra's and Just Jakes, will be on hand to provide their country, rock and soul numbers for the crowd.
Associate Pastor Paul Voltmer
450 Fells Rd
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
973 - 226 - 5272
Livingston Paper Shredding to Benefit East Coast Tsunami 14U Girls Softball Team; Saturday, Sept. 27, 10am to 2pm
LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Saturday, Sept. 27, the East Coast Tsunami 14u Girls Travel Softball Team is hosting a paper shredding fundraiser to benefit their organization. A paper shredding truck will be parked from 10am to 2pm at 355 Eisenhower Parkway,
Livingston, and anyone can just pull up and have their confidential documents destroyed while they wait. Staples, clips, binders and books are all fine and all paper will be recycled. There is no need to make an appointment.
"It's a great way to clear the clutter and help a local youth organization," commented the event coordinator Joe Coletta.
The team is asking for a donation of $6 per standard file box or bag of paper. All money collected will go towards equipment and tournament fees. The team is comprised of girls from Essex, Bergen, Morris, Hudson and Passaic Counties.
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - On Sunday, Sept. 28, Gianni Hair and Skin Care Salon will be hosting a "Ladies Day Out" with the aim of giving area residents some beauty ideas and pampering. The free event will take place from 3pm to 7pm and appetizers will be served; the salon is located at 645 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
"Come treat yourself to something new, sip some champagne and give yourself
All adults are welcome to attend. There is no entrance fee for the pampering event but those wishing to stop by are asked to respond first by calling Maria Siniscalchi at 973-226-7555
The salon will have on-hand several vendors offering items for purchase including:
West Essex Area Police and Fire Departments to Host Third Annual “Battle of the Badges” to Benefit US Marine Sgt. Aaron Alonso on Sunday, Sept. 28, Starting at 11am
VERONA, NJ - This Sunday, West Essex area police and fire departments will come together in an effort to raise funds and recognition for "Alonso Strong" an organization which emotionally and financially assists the family of disabled veteran Sgt. Aaron Alonso of the United States Marine Corps.
What started eight years ago as a softball competition between the Cedar Grove Police Department and the Cedar Grove Fire Department has now grown to include the Caldwell, North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell police departments and
North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell fire departments as well.
Sunday’s event takes place on Veteran’s Field, behind the Verona Community Center, located at 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.
The event will begin with opening ceremonies at 11am and continue throughout the day with softball games, children’s activities, entertainment and refreshments. The public is welcome to attend and are asked to give a donation of their choosing. The food and activities will all be donated; 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Alonso Strong Project.
Alonso left for his overseas deployment only one week after his wife gave birth to their daughter, Riley. Over the past months, the Marine has undergone multiple surgeries. All funds raised at Sunday's tournament will all go towards expenses for him and his family.
"Although undergoing one of the amputations and multiple procedures,
Schedule of Events
Game times are approximate; the next one begins when the previous one is completed.
Entertainment will be provided by Chris Segarra from “Legendary Entertainment.”
Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to make a donation to the Alonso Strong Project on behalf of the Battle of the Badges, may do so online here.
Commemorative t-shirts, designed by Two Guys Tees, will be available for purchase.
“Essex County Remembers” Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony to Take Place 8am Thursday, at Eagle Rock Reservation
WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Thursday, Essex County will offer a solemn Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation's commemoration site.
The public is invited to attend the occasion which will recognize the lives lost during the tragic events of 2001. The ceremony will begin at 8am and will be followed by an ensemble which will perform at the memorial site until 2pm. Eagle Rock Reservation is located at 385 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange.
“After the attacks, people spontaneously came to Eagle Rock Reservation
The Memorial was dedicated in October, 2002; its many elements pay tribute to the men and women, police officers, firefighters and other first responders who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania and aboard the four airplanes that crashed that day. It was the only 9/11 memorial to list all 3,000 victims’ names until 2011 when the World Trade Center Memorial was dedicated.
“We must never forget the importance of this day
In 2009, the Memorial was expanded to include a monument honoring the 33 flight crew members aboard the four airplanes that crashed. In 2011, a 7,400-pound steel and concrete artifact from the World Trade Center foundation was installed at the site and a bronze plaque was dedicated to honor emergency medical technicians who responded to Ground Zero and those who provided aid to people returning from New York across the Hudson River.
ROSELAND, NJ - For the fourth year, Roseland Boro will be hosting a blood drive to honor the events of 9/11. Anyone interested in donating blood is invited to drop in at Borough Hall for "Roseland Remembers 9/11" on Thursday, Sept. 11, between the hours of 1pm and 7pm. Prospective donors must bring with them a signed identification card or a photo ID.
The event is organized each year by a committee led by Lisa Loprete-Duthie. This year the committee has donated a $50 Visa gift card; all donors will be entered into a raffle for the prize-drawing.
Donors who wish to schedule a specific appointment so they can be sure they will be seen right away should call 201-251-3703. Borough Hall is located at 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland.
“On Thursday, I will be donating blood again this year
Blood Donation Process
The event will be organized by Community Blood Services which supplies blood and blood products to more than 30 hospitals in the New Jersey-New York region. The donation process includes registration, a brief medical screening, the blood collection and time for refreshments afterwards. The entire time needed usually takes about one hour.
Sterile disposable equipment is employed to take each donor’s blood with a brand new needle for each blood donation. There is no risk of getting any disease from giving blood; once the blood is taken, the needle is destroyed.
General Donor Requirements
Community Blood Services lists the following information for prospective donors:
Medical Screening Process
Vaccine Waiting Period
Flu, Tetanus and Lyme vaccines have no waiting period at all. There is a three day waiting period for donors who receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. There is a 30 day waiting period for those donors who have had the following vaccinations:
Medications Not Permitted
Anyone on medication will need to provide its name so the healthcare professional can evaluate it. Persons who are using the following medications will not be permitted to donate blood:
Due to concerns over Malaria and Mad Cow Disease, those who have traveled to the following locations will be screened and possibly deferred:
Prior to its being used, the blood donation undergoes rigorous testing procedures. In addition to blood typing, the tests include screening for hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV. One unit of blood can be separated into red cells, platelets, and plasma and may end up going to three separate individuals:
“I am grateful to my wife Lisa for organizing
Borough of Roseland
Mayor John Duthie
19 Harrison Avenue
Roseland, N.J. 07068