ROSELAND, NJ - Roseland Boro will be hosting their fifth annual 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 Friday, 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.
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.
“I will be donating blood again this year on Friday
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 afterward. 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 who has organized the
Borough of Roseland
Mayor John Duthie
19 Harrison Avenue
Roseland, N.J. 07068
Essex County Hosts Free Yoga Classes on Mondays during September, 6:30pm; South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, Orange
ORANGE, NJ - During the month of September, Essex County is offering a free Yoga Class every Monday evening, suitable for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. The class takes place from 6:30pm to 7:45pm, rain or shine, on the Clipper Pavilion Waterfront in South Mountain Reservation, and no registration is required. All are asked to bring a yoga mat and dress in comfortable clothing.
Free Yoga Classes every Monday evening at 6:30pm throughout the month of September:
County Executive: Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102
West Essex First Aid Squad Blood Drive; Wednesday, July 29; 3pm to 8pm; 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex First Aid Squad will be hosting a Blood Drive Wednesday, July 29, from 3pm to 8pm, at the squad house. The blood drive will be administered by Community Blood Services and donors will need to supply their social security number on their initial visit or their blood donor ID number. Donors who provide their email address will receive an email in a few days which lists their blood type, glucose and cholesterol results.
The squad house is located at 642 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
"Very little changes after giving blood," a spokesperson commented.
New Jersey Requirements to Donate Blood
In general, eligible donors must be in good health. Donors also must:
Donors will be deferred from giving blood if:
"There is NO risk of contracting any disease
Persons are not permitted to donate blood in New Jersey if they meet any of the following:
Guidelines Before Donating Blood
Post-Donation Blood Screening Tests
During the Blood Drive, blood samples, drawn in separate tubes at the time of donation, will undergo a visual screening for clotting or other abnormalities. In addition, each blood donation is subjected to the following tests:
"Our current blood supply is critically low
West Essex First Aid Squad
President: George Carnrick, Jr
Captain: David Black
642 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
West Caldwell Care Center Hosting VA Benefits Seminar; Wednesday, July 8; 2pm; 165 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This week, the West Caldwell Care Center is hosting a seminar which will discuss the Veteran Administration's benefit plans. All are welcome at the free event which takes place on Wednesday, July 8, at 2pm, and no registration is needed. The gathering will be held in the second-floor dining room at the center which is located at 165 Fairfield Avenue, West Caldwell.
West Caldwell Care Center
165 Fairfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
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
Relay for Life of West Essex; Saturday, June 13, from 12pm to 12am, James Caldwell HS Bonnel Field, 265 Westville Ave, West Caldwell.
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This weekend, the West Essex community will come together in an effort to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Formerly the Relay for Life of Caldwell, the
Relay for Life of West Essex
has grown into a larger undertaking which now encompasses teams and individuals from all around the West Essex area. Janice Alworth Stickels is directing this year's efforts and is sending a call out to all in the community to participate in the Relay on the day of the event, or to show their support by coming in person to cheer on the walkers. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurants which will be offering refreshments during the occasion. This will be the first year the event takes place from noon until midnight instead of walking overnight as groups have in the past.
So far 17 teams and 128 participants have registered and have raised over $34,400. Anyone can show up at the gathering and join the walkers by making a donation of their choosing; there is no registration fee. Additionally, a host of activities for all ages will take place throughout the day for everyone to come by and enjoy. All monies raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. The relay takes place on Saturday, June 13, from 12pm to 12am, at James Caldwell High School's Bonnel Field, located at 265 Westville Ave, West Caldwell.
Relay for Life of West Essex Teams
So far, 17 teams and 128 participants have raised over $34,400 for the 2015 fundraising year. Everyone is welcome to come to the walk on the day of the event, make their own donation, and participate as well. Together, all of the team and individual donations raised are collectively donated by Relay for Life of West Essex to the American Cancer Society. The registered teams are as follows:
"When you drive down Westville Avenue on Saturday,
~ anyone is welcome to join them
Although the Relay event happens on June 13, the account for Relay For Life Of West Essex remains open until August. The American Cancer Society is putting donation dollars to work now, investing in groundbreaking cancer research and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. They aren't just fighting one type of cancer, they are fighting for every person threatened by every cancer. All donations fuel their progress to end this disease. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the Relay for Life Team of West Essex can do so online here.
"Please come by to cheer on friends, family, groups or all of us.
Schedule of Events
"A must see is our Luminary Ceremony which will happen once it gets dark;
Relay for Life
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome, remember people who have been lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.
Relay for Life of West Essex 2016
Teams for 2016 can sign up starting in September.
Relay for Life
Regional Coordinator Daniel Stermer
Relay for Life of West Essex
Roseland Farmers' Market; Open Fridays, Rain or Shine; 12pm to 6pm; June 12 to Oct. 30; Harrison Avenue at Roseland Avenue, Roseland
ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland Farmers' Market kicks off its fifth year this week at the corner of Roseland Avenue at Harrison Avenue in Roseland. Voted one of Morris
and Essex County's best farmers’ markets, the market offers fresh organic produce, delicious bakery items, homemade meats and dinners, as well as home services and decor.
The market is a collaborative effort between the Roseland Farmers Market Committee, the Roseland Environmental Commission, the Roseland Green Team, and Sustainable Roseland. The market is open Rain or Shine on Fridays beginning June 12, and will continue weekly, from 12pm to 6pm, until Friday, Oct. 3.
Gone are the days of a farm market being "only" fresh from the garden fruits and vegetables. The Roseland Market offers the delicacies and products from 18 vendors. Many customers arrive during lunch time so they can enjoy their lunch while listening to live music.
Below is a listing of each vendor and their selections along with links to their online websites.
New This Year:
Bakers Bounty of Linden
Baker's Bounty is a family run, farm-to-market bakery which uses locally grown, seasonal, all-natural ingredients. They provide homemade Italian breads, handmade pastries, cakes, muffins, pies, scones, quiches, cookies and loaves.
Fantastic Thai of Old Bridge
Fantastic Thai offers cuisine created by owner Chef Phensri who was born and raised in UdornThani, Thailand. Phensri's authentically prepared Thai dishes, including spring rolls, noodles, curries and BBQ Pork on-a-stick are made using herbs and vegetables from her own organic garden.
Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit of Denville
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit allows customers to mix and match anything they would like. With their large variety of nuts (raw, roasted, salted, unsalted, and countless flavors) they have a product to meet anyone's craving.
Krakus Polish Deli of Phillipsburg
Krakus offers traditional sausages, a home-made dark-skinned, low-fat smoked kielbasa, along with Polish foods such as potato and cheese pierogies, cabonossi and kapusta.
Le Petit Temptation of Scotch Plains
Bringing a taste of Paris to New Jersey, Le Petit Temptation offers the finest macarons and handmade pastries created with passion and dedicated to bringing out the selected ingredient's intense flavor. They use only Valrhona chocolates and their fruits are supplied by Borion.
Paolo’s Kitchen of New Providence
Paolo’s Kitchen Italian "Dinners On-The-Go" provides busy families an opportunity to eat healthy, home-cooked meals, without the pressure and time constraints of preparing them.
Live, Love, Granola
Live, Love, Granola is dedicated to providing healthy, preservative-free wholesome snacks, made with only 100% natural ingredients. They start with the basics: oats, almonds, honey and coconut and create a crunchy treat with a hint of sweetness.
Raritan Bakery of Edison
Raritan Bakery offers a vast array of breakfast foods, cakes, breads and pastries. Their award-winning Hungarian Nut Roll is often in high demand.
Romarsi Pesto to Go of Moonachie
All natural gourmet pesto sauce made from garden fresh basil infused with the finest pure olive oil, classic Parmesan cheese and other high-quality ingredients, which makes preparing food for busy lives incredibly healthy and easy.
Simplify Marketplace of Mountain Lakes
Simplify Marketplace bakery prepares fresh scones, muffins, biscuits, bread loaves, crumb cakes, tarts, pies, brownies, cookies, and sauces made out of fresh fruits and nuts, cheeses and vegetables. Each week their selection is made especially with the market customers in mind.
Southwest Soul Salsas and Such
Homemade fresh salsas.
Lemonade and Limeade
Stella's Empanadas Argentine Grill of Kearny
Stella maintains the Argentinean traditions of past generations and uses old fashion techniques to maintain the flavor and quality of empanadas, burgers and steaks which will delight your palate. She uses combinations of fresh herbs, spices, champagnes, wines, and fruits which result in a delectable and unique experience. Stella wasrecently featured on Telemundo NY.
Tender Luvin Cupcakes of Caldwell
For more then 20 years, Aunt Laura's delicious cupcakes have been a family tradition as much as the holidays themselves. These delectable desserts come in both custom and petite shapes and are some of the best cupcakes you will ever taste!
X-Calibur Knife and Scissor Sharpening of Wood Ridge
Scott Jennings uses state of the art water-cooled professional machines with both standard sharpening wheels and diamond wheels for high end beauty shears.
Roseland Farmers’ Market
Market Manager Frank Butterfield
P.O. Box 32
Roseland, NJ 07068
Essex County Offers Friday Morning Yoga; Friday, June 12; 9:30am; Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland
ROSELAND, NJ - This week, the Essex County Environmental Center offers a Friday Morning Yoga class and all levels are welcome. The gathering takes place on Friday, June 12, at 9:30am, at the center which is located at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.
The class is geared for adults and will explore the many joys of yoga. Participants will experience how breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. Attendees are asked to dress comfortably and bring their own mat.
Cost is $10 per class
Advance registration is required - call 973-228-8776
Essex County Environmental Center
Office Administrator: Maria Robinson
621 Eagle Rock Avenue
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