Caldwell Library Hosts Screening of "Still Alice;" Wednesday, June 10, 1pm; 268 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - This week, the Caldwell Public Library is hosting a screening of the movie "Still Alice." The gathering takes place on Wednesday, June 10, at 1pm at the library which is located at 268 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. The event is free but so they know how many guests to prepare for, registration is required; those interested in attending should call 973-226-2837.
Alice Howland, played by Julianne Moore, is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.
Caldwell Public Library
Director: Claudine Pascale
268 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Children’s Room: 973-226-1636
Superheroes for Hospice Charity Comic Book Sale; Saturday, May 30; 10am to 6pm; Barnabas Health, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange
WEST ORANGE, NJ - In an effort to raise money for the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, "Superheroes for Hospice Charity" comic book sale will take place this weekend. Offering many different types of adult and children's comic books and graphic novels, along with related toys and t-shirts, the sale will also feature comic book creators and sketch artists. The free event will take place on Saturday, May 30 from 10am to 6pm, at the Barnabas Health Office, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange.
Thousands of comic books will be on sale, from Archie to Vertigo, including books for children and adults. Also on sale will be graphic novels, action figures, toys, superhero t-shirts and comics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Scheduled to appear is a variety of comic book creators, sketch artists and caricaturists including Paul Castiglia, Paris Cullins, Stephen Coughlin, Vincent DelVecchio, Jr., Sean Douglas, Darrell "The Nightray" Goza, Michael Grassia, Alex Lowe, David E. McClain, Jonathan Miller, Will Torres, Emilio Velez, Jr., and Neil Vokes.
Superheroes for Hospice Charity
Volunteer Coordinator Spiro Ballas
Sustainable Verona Hosts Verona's Outdoor Green Fair; Saturday, May 30; 11am to 3pm; Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Avenue
VERONA, NJ - This weekend, the Township of Verona, along with Verona's Green Team "Sustainable Verona," will be hosting a Green Fair. The public is invited to enjoy the free event located outdoors at the Verona Civic Center. The Fair is aimed towards raising awareness about environmental issues, innovative sustainability ideas and showcasing the steps people and communities can take to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
The event will feature live music, food and craft vendors, exhibitions from green businesses and family activities. The Fair takes place Saturday, May 30, from 11am to 3pm at the Center, located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.
Entertainment and Family Activities
Health Exhibits, Activities, and Vendors
Environmental Vendors and Demonstrations
Local Organizations and Township Departments
The township of Verona is a Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey certified community; one of only 180 in the state. Certified New Jersey municipalities create environmental programs which aim to help their community improve efficiency, cut waste and stimulate the local economy; steps which propose to sustain their resident's quality of life over the long term. Verona's certification requirements included creating a Green Team made up of:
Senator Dick Codey and Essex County Mental Health Association Director Robert Davison Hosting Mental Health Awareness Discussion; Wednesday, May 13; 7pm; Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church, 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - This week Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church is hosting New Jersey State Senator Richard Codey, of Roseland, and Mental Health Association of Essex County Robert N. Davison, of West Caldwell, for a free presentation on Mental Health. Diane Travers, LCSW, will also attend the evening to discuss the latest finding on the Treatment of Depression. The evening will take place Wednesday, May 13, at 7pm, in the Community Center of the church which is located at 80 Laurel Avenue, Roseland. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
The evening's discussions will include:
Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church
80 Laurel Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
West Caldwell Presentation on the Natural History and Behavior of the Eastern Coyote, Thursday, Feb. 26, 8pm; Municipal Building, 30 Clinton RoadWest Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Thursday evening, the Township of West Caldwell will host a free presentation on the Natural History and Behavior of the Eastern Coyote. Tony McBride, from New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Fish and Wildlife, will be on hand to provide a detailed overview of the animal which so many in the West Essex area have noticed near their homes. The presentation will begin at 8pm and will take place in the Main Meeting Chambers, on the second floor of the township's Municipal Building, located at 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell.
Natural History and Behavior of the Eastern Coyote Presentation
Topics of the evening's presentation on the Eastern Coyote are expected to include:
Township of West Caldwell
Mayor Joe Tempesta
30 Clinton Road
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
West Caldwell Health Department
For Second Year, Roseland Firefighters to Take on "Fight for Air Climb" 55 Staircase Challenge to Raise Funds for American Lung Association
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - For the second year, the Roseland Fire Department will once again be participating in the American Lung Association's annual “Fight for Air Climb" in an effort to raise money for the association's education and outreach programs. On Saturday, March 21, a team including Roseland's Assistant Chief Rich Loveless, Lt. Matthew Popola, Firefighter/EMT Barry Bachenheimer, and Firefighters Perry Lee and Andy Vogel, will join hundreds of other tri-state area firefighters in the unique "vertical road race" fundraising event which will take place at the 57 stories tall One Penn Plaza, in New York City. The skyscraper will challenge climbers to make their way up to the top of the building through 55 staircases made up of 22 steps between each floor.
"Think 55 floors are bad enough?
Anyone interested in making a donation to support the Roseland team’s fundraising efforts for the American Lung Association may do so online here.
Roseland Fire Department
Fire Chief: Kent Yates
300 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
The Roseland Fire Department is an all-volunteer department consisting of 41 members whose primary mission is to provide professional fire and rescue services to the Borough of Roseland. The department is celebrating its 102nd year of service and responds to approximately 250 calls per year.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The organization provides support and education for those living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and fights external threats to lung health.
Fight Cancer While Eating and Drinking, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 5pm to 9pm; Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - This week, Carolynn O'Brien Navarro and Jesus Navarro are hosting an event in partnership with the Cloverleaf Tavern in an effort to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which helps patients who are battling blood cancers. Cloverleaf diners who purchase a meal, including take-out, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, between the hours of 5pm to 9pm, will have a portion of their check donated by the Cloverleaf to the Society. No reservations are necessary, but diners will need to let the server know that they are there supporting the LLS fundraiser. The tavern is located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
The Navarros are part of a group of 30 runners called Caldwell Team R4C that run to increase awareness of Leukemia and Lymphoma. In 2014, the team raised over $65,000 and have raised a total of $275,000 since they began in 2008.
For the seventh year, the couple is also training to participate in the New Jersey / Long Branch Half Marathon as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s "Team in Training" (TNT) on April 26.
"We joined TNT in 2008 to try to raise funds and increase
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
ROSELAND / ESSEX FELLS, NJ - The 6th Annual Running 4 Answers 5K Race and 2-mile Fun Run / Fitness Walk will take place the last Saturday in April and registration is now open for participants. Both runners and walkers are needed for the event which begins at 8:30am on Saturday, April 25 and all money raised will benefit the “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.”
Started by two Roseland women, Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger, the USATF-NJ sanctioned and certified race and 2-mile fun run/fitness walk provides participants with 500 Grand Prix points and is chip-timed. It will take place rain or shine beginning at the Roseland Municipal Building located at 19 Harrison Avenue Roseland.
Personal trainer and race co-director Mastrangelo first conceived of the competition in 2009 because she could not find any other race benefiting Alzheimer’s disease.
“Having lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer, I knew there were
Registration is available online here and individuals may also register in person on Saturday, April 25. Fees are as follows:
$30 ~ 5K Race Participant
$27 ~ 5K Race Participant (USATF member)
$25 ~ 2-mile Fun Run / Fitness Walk Participant
$22 ~ 2-mile Fun Run / Fitness Walk Participant (age 12 to 17)
Participants will receive water along with bagels and fruit after the race. Everyone is welcome and strollers are permitted on the Fun Run / Fitness Walk.
"So much of what I could say, share or explain is sad,"
According to the race founders, all proceeds benefit the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund; last year the local race raised $40,000 and over the past five years it has raised a total of $175,000. The mission of the fund is to put all dollars raised towards research and so far that research has identified more than 70 genes linked to the disease. Anyone interested in donating to the fund may do so online here.
According to its website, one hundred percent of all funds raised for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund go directly towards researching a cure for Alzheimers. So far the group has donated over $15 million to research in twenty-four different institutions across the country and all research studies done are shared among the participating medical research institutions.
Monetary Prizes for both males and females will be offered as follows:
Medals for First through Third Place, both males and females, will be offered as follows in the following age groups:
Racers and walkers will be passing through “the beautiful tree-lined, rolling hill streets of historic Essex Fells, NJ,” detailed Geiger. Parking is available at the Roseland Municipal Building, as well as the Calvary Evangelical Free Church on Fells Road and the Roseland Free Public Library.
Those who choose to take a more leisurely and shorter route are encouraged to participate in the two mile long Fun Run / Fitness Walk.
Mastrangelo’s mother started showing signs of the disease by age fifty-five.
“She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend…
Running 4 Answers is actively seeking Sponsors. View their 2014 Corporate Sponsorship Flyer to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Corporate Sponsor.
To place a donation online click here.
At the opening of the 2011 race Mastrangelo commented,
Running 4 Answers
PO Box 803
Roseland, NJ 07068
Carolyn Mastrangelo ~ 973-896-9263
Barbara Geiger ~ 973-477-4774
Running 4 Answers is a registered 501c3 not for profit organization
All Welcome at West Caldwell Fire Department's Future Firefighter's Day, 11am to 2pm, Saturday, Oct. 18; 6 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual "Future Firefighter's Day" Open House on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11am to 2pm. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the free event which will take place at the West Caldwell Fire House, located at 6 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
Scenes from the 2013 West Caldwell Firefighter's Day:
The free activities and events on that afternoon will include:
West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Jim Alvine
6 Fairfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell Running For a Cure Team (Team Caldwell R4C) is hosting an informational kickoff meeting on Thursday Oct. 9 at the Cloverleaf Tavern. Over the past six years, over 90 runners have joined with Team Caldwell R4C to complete a marathon, half-marathon or marathon relay and have raised almost $270,000 for blood cancer research. The free event will begin at 6:30pm and anyone over the age of 18 is invited; refreshments will be served. The restaurant is located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell.
Team Caldwell R4C is a West Essex area running group, led by co-captains Jesus Navarro and Carolynn O’Brien. The team runs in racing events to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which supports blood cancer research in the battle against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The team is coached through the society's Team in Training and will be participating in the NJ Marathon and Long Branch Half Marathon on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
"We are getting ready to kick off the 2015 season,
First Time Members
Team Caldwell R4C prepares for their events through the services of Team in Training, the world’s largest charitable endurance sports training program catering to all fitness levels. They have trained over 600,000 nationwide athletes raising over $1.4 billion for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Team in Training manages a comprehensive four to five month training program utilizing certified coaches. By working with Team in Training, Team Caldwell R4C receives: