Roseland Library Offers T'ai Chi Chih Class; Tuesdays in July and August; 9:45am; 20 Roseland Avenue
ROSELAND, NJ - This week, a new set of T’ai Chi Chih classes will begin at the Roseland Free
Public Library. Both new and experienced students are welcome to join the twelve week, two-hour sessions which are taught by Roseland resident and certified T’ai Chi Chih instructor, Lee Bergman. The classes will begin on Tuesday, July 7 and will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 9:45am to 10:45am. There is no registration required and participants may choose to go as often they like; the fee is $10 per session.
Roseland Library is located at 20 Roseland Avenue.
T'ai Chi Chih
T'ai Chi Chih is a series of nineteen slow and gentle movements which are based on wellness principles from the Far East. These exercises are designed to circulate and balance the Chi, or energy within, and provide a wealth of health benefits.
Roseland Free Public Library
Library Director: Christopher Lee
20 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
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Essex County and West Essex Area Independence Celebrations, listed chronologically.
Friday, June 26
Gates Open: 7:30pm
Saturday, June 27
Tuesday, June 30
Gates Open: 7:30pm
Gates Open: 7pm
Wednesday, July 1
Gates Open: 7:30pm
Thursday, July 2
Gates Open: 7pm
Gates Open: 5:30pm
Saturday, July 4
Gates Open: 7pm
Gates Open: 9am
WEST ESSEX (Caldwells / Essex Fells / Roseland)
Gates Open: 7pm
Gates Open: 6:30pm
Rotary Club of the Caldwells "44th Annual Golf Outing;" Thursday, June 4; Knoll West Golf Club, 990 Greenbank Drive, Boonton
CALDWELL, NJ - This week, the Rotary Club of the Caldwells is hosting their "44th Annual Golf Outing" and golfers are welcome to join the fun. The event, which will benefit Camp Merry Heart - a year-round camp in Hacketstown - takes place on Thursday, June 4, at the Knoll West Golf Club. A variety of package, with or without meals, are available during the gathering which takes place starting at 11:30am, at the Club located on 990 Greenbank Drive in Boonton.
Schedule of Events
The Rotary Club of the Caldwells has been serving the West Essex community for over 60 years. In that time, we have supported valuable humanitarian projects both at home and abroad.
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
Trinity Academy 5K Reindeer Run and Jingle Jam, 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday, Dec. 6; 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
CALDWELL, NJ - Trinity Academy's fourth annual "5K Reindeer Run/Walk and Jingle Jam" will take place next weekend, Saturday, Dec. 6. The run travels through Caldwell, West Caldwell and North Caldwell while the Jingle Jam takes place at the school, located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. Race participants must register and pay an entrance fee of $30; there is also a "Santa Shuffle" for ages3 to 7 which is free. All race proceeds benefit Trinity Academy.
The combination Run/Walk will take place rain or shine, beginning at 9:30am, and at the same time, the Jingle Jam takes place in the school's gym and continues until 1:30pm.
The Jingle Jam will include holiday festivities for the whole family. Donations of new pajamas and books, which will be given to the Pajama Project, will be accepted as well.
5K Reindeer Run/Walk
The 5K route is 3.1 miles long and is a sanctioned USATF-NJ NB 500 Point Grand Prix Race. The race starts and ends at Trinity Academy and includes one water stop. Course marshals will monitor key turns and intersections along the course. Hot coffee and bagels will be provided for all runners.
The route is as follows:
Essex Fells’ Kelly King commented, “We’re hoping everyone comes out
Schedule of Events
Friday, Dec. 5
"We’ll have a fun Winter Festival with activities and rides
The Jingle Jam will take place inside the school's gym during and following the race and will include holiday festivities for the whole family:
Trinity Academy Reindeer Run
Principal: Mary N. Cassels
235 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Trinity Academy is a highly regarded Pre-K through Grade 8 school, located in Caldwell. The school's primary mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment in the Catholic tradition. The academy offers small class sizes, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools, and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests.
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:
“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
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:
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
“Essential Oils to Reduce Stress and Germs” Offered Saturday, Aug. 23, at Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland
ROSELAND, NJ - On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Essex County Environmental Center is offering the class “Essential Oils for Back To School” at 12pm. The center is located at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.
The class is for adults and for children, aged 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Participants will learn which oils are best to reduce stress and anxiety, keep germs at bay, and maintain energy and attention. Learning a few simple tips from this class can make for a healthy, productive year.
Cost is $8 per person.
Advance registration is required. Call: 973-228-8776
Essex County Environmental Center
Office Administrator: Maria Robinson
621 Eagle Rock Avenue