Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Downtown after Sundown and GFest were "fantastic," says Alex Torpey
Crediting Lisa Hackett and the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), Village President Alex Torpey said the weekend was "fantastic" and a great start to the season. This weekend saw the return of Downtown After Sundown. The third season kicked off with four concerts.The Frost Kings, The Baby Please, On the Hoof, and The Mother Funkers performed. Torpey also reported that GFest, one of the largest gatherings of vintage German cars on the East Coast, on Saturday, May 18 drew "hundreds of people to South Orange." Finally, the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society's famed "Gems of South Orange House Tour" was Saturday. It showcased six spectacular houses representing a variety of styles. Tickets are required, for more …
New foundation formed by cancer patient's daughter to help fund research for rare form of adrenal cancer.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Linda Gannon got an unusual gift for Christmas last year: a certificate and a promise that her family would start a foundation in her name to fund research for curing the rare form of cancer that she has. The 52-year-old has adrenal cancer, an aggressive disease that affects her adrenal glands. Only about one person in a million suffers from adrenal cancer, according to Michele Gannon, Linda Gannon's daughter and the 25-year-old president of the ACC C.U.R.E. Foundation, which was formed in Gannon's name. Gannon, …
L. Salmon does windows
The happiest man in South Orange might just be L. Salmon, whose familiar red van is decked out with the British flag. Salmon compares himself to good tea in being "strong and dark." He's also "always happy." "Why not?" he asks. "Life is good." Salmon cleans windows around town. Stop and greet him on a sunny day when he's spring cleaning South Orange Salmon is pictured here with Kathleen and Sarah at Kitchen a la Mode, where he was changing lightbulbs.
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke will serve on the South Orange Board of Trustees.
Sheena Collum, Stephen Schnall and Walter Clarke were sworn in to four-year terms as trustees on Monday night at Village Hall. Before a large and enthusiastic crowd, the three winning took the oath of office, adminstered by Village President Alex Torpey, and were seated on the dais. Maplewood's Jerry Ryan, South Orange Police Chief James Chelel, South Orange Fire Chief Jeff Markey, and former Village President Douglas Newman were in attendance. Collum, Schnall and Clarke took the vote last Tuesday after several weeks of active campaigning. They replace Janine Bauer, Michael Goldberg, and Nancy Gould, who announced earlier this year that they would not seek re-election. The three outgoing trustees were honored with proclamations at Monday…
Appreciate your child's teacher? Here's a great way to show it, courtesy of the Achieve Foundation.
A message from the Tuscan School PTA website: Teacher appreciation time is here, and the Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood has the perfect gift idea - it's one-size-fits-all, doesn't require a trip to the mall and is rated teachers' top rated-gift! It's also the gift that gives back to public education in South Orange & Maplewood! Order personalized Honor Your Teacher and Staff tribute cards as thank-you gifts from your family to any staff member at any school. For a donation of a minimum of $5 each, Achieve will print your child's message of thanks to a teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, etc. on special cards and deliver them to recipients the last week of school. Proceeds from Honor Your Teacher tributes support the …
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team wore pink jerseys, pink socks, and pink sweatbands to mark a special game played on Cameron Field
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Cobras baseball team dressed for awareness at their special Mother’s Day game on May 12. The team plays on Cameron Field in South Orange. To raise awareness for breast cancer, the team wore pink jerseys, pink socks, and pink sweatbands. School parent and breast cancer survivor Sharon Cohn, shown in the picture with her family, threw out the first pitch and shared some inspiring words. The team defeated Torah Academy of Bergen County 4-0, holding onto their undefeated record for the season.
Strollers' latest performance was a hit with the crowds.
Last night's performance of The Music Man, at Maplewood's Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, shone with all the brass and glitter of a school band cornet. From the moment Meridoc Burkhardt stepped onto the stage as the fast-talking raconteur Harold Hill, all thoughts of Robert Preston from the 1962 screen version (and '57 Broadway musical) receded. Yes he was that good. All slick and con artist, he could bamboozle the entire Iowa town of River City for all their musical instruments and uniforms. Hell he bamboozled the entire front row in seconds flat. And that was before you realized this guy can sing. And no I couldn't stop smiling, not that the entire audience didn't have the same grin on their faces. It was just so darn …
Planning a vacation or just a day trip? Patch has all the information on the Shore's best beaches.
More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore, the beaches will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. However, certain access points and facilities may be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light sustained much less …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
Also on the agenda: appointments to boards and committees, and a proclamation honoring the 125th Anniversary of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Looking ahead to next week: South Orange will hold its traditional Memorial Day Service next Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Rock near the Duck Pond. The public is invited to attend.