Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hey Maplewood and South Orange, there's still a few parades to check out and Irish pubs to hang out in this weekend but are you just staying home? [POLL]
Did you head over to the West Orange parade Sunday and/or the Morristown parade Saturday? Still planning to check out two more this weekend, Newark and NYC, or are you sick of green beer and corned beef and cabbage? Are you staying home to just watch some Irish movies? Do you have a St. Patrick's Day tradition that you think is unique? Let Patch know what's going on!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The following is a list of taxi services in Essex County and their numbers in case you need a safe ride home on St. Patrick's Day.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, March 17, 2012
It's St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, which recognizes the patron saint of Ireland. Most celbrants wear green clothing to commemorate the shamrock and limitations on food and drinking are lifted, according to the Wikipedia page on St. Patrick's Day. For those who may have overindulged, here are a few Essex County cab companies that can ensure revelers get home safely. Taxi cab services in Essex County: Livingston Livingston Taxi: (973) 740-1999 West Orange West Orange and Orange Taxi: (973) 672-5252 South Orange South Orange Taxi: (973) 378-3939 Nicholas Taxi (South Orange): (973) 763-5888 Maplewood Maplewood Taxi: (973) 762-5700 American Livery (Maplewood): (973) 763-0008 The Caldwells Mountain Yellow Cab Company (Caldwell…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Patch asked readers where they would be spending their St. Patrick's Day.
The votes have been counted and the winner of the Patch Readers’ Choice poll for best St. Patrick’s Day South Orange hot spot is Bunny's Sports Bar located at 12 W South Orange Ave. The bar will be offering many special deals for St. Patrick’s Day including Lucky Charm shots for $3, Guinness Pints for $4 and Apple Leprechaun Cocktails for $5. Also they will be offering fish & chips for $9.95 and corned beef platters simmered in Guinness for $12.95. While Bunny’s showed the luck of the Irish to win this poll, there are of course other places to go celebrate in green. No matter where you go, you're sure to have a good time. So put on your Irish sweater, crank up "Danny Boy" and be sure to toast "Erin go Braugh."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Q&A with Bill McEvoy, pipes and drums band front man.
One of the highlights of St. Patrick's Day is the series of parades leading up to it, and one eager participant in the tri-state area is Pipe Major Bill McEvoy. McEvoy is the lead bagpipe player of the Essex County-based pipes and drums band South Park District, which practices at the South Orange Elks Club every Thursday night. Can you start off by talking about how you got into playing bagpipes? Well, I kind of took a different path then usual starting out. Growing up, I had a friend who was taking lessons playing the bagpipes and he asked me to come along one time. I took an interest in the instrument and began taking lessons myself. I took lessons for about a year starting with a practice chanter, which is cheaper then the actual bag …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Colleen McDonald's award-winning Irish soda bread hits the sweet spot
Growing up as an American of Irish descent, several elements stand out from my childhood: Last year's St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange involved at least two of those elements, with a parish-centered event for all ages AND five contestants vying for the title of "Best Irish Soda Bread." (No donnybrooks broke out over any political discussions, as far as I could tell.) The contestants were armed with the products of hours of labor and generations of fine-tuning. They were armed with something I am powerless to resist: delicious baked soda bread, with a hint of sweetness, crying out to be smothered in whipped butter. Only one could be the winner. Colleen McDonald took the prize. But she's not stingy with …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Our Lady of Sorrows held its annual St. Patrick's Day party a week early — and raised some green for a good cause.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mary Mann
Monday, March 12, 2012
There's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for Our Lady of Sorrow's Parish Social Ministries — all due to the hard work of Tricia Kenny, Jennifer Knoll and a dedicated cadre of volunteers. Kenny, Knoll and crew organized the annual St. Patrick's Day party at the OLS gymnasium on Saturday night, March 10, to offer the community a good, green time. Excess funds raised — about $600 — were given to Parish Social Ministries. Msgr. Robert Emery was on hand to welcome all, say "grace" over a meal of corned beef and cabbage provided by Town Hall Deli, and identify winners of various raffles as well as the Irish Soda Bread Baking Contest. OLS's Parish Social Ministries provide support to families in the parish that are in financial or social …
Images of Ireland for Saint Patrick's Day
Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day, so to put you in the mood, we offer images of Ireland and the Irish from around town. Please add your own!