Monday, April 1, 2013
Verona resident runs half marathon in honor of his father and other blood cancer patients.
Verona resident Patrick “PJ” Walshe, a 16-year old sophomore at St. Peter's Prep, will be running a half marathon alongside his father 12-year leukemia patient and survivor, Tim Drost. Walshe and Drost, who ran the same race last year, will once again be running together in the Long Branch Half Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT). “I look forward to running this race in honor of my Dad,” said Walshe. “By partnering with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, he and I can help make a cure for blood cancer become less of a dream and more of a reality.” The pair, who are part of the New York Sports Club’s corporate TNT Team hope to raise more than $50,000 with their teammates. A special dinner will be held at …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cedar Grove residents will host 'Family Fun Day' American Cancer Society benefit at Snapology of Northern New Jersey.
Parents at Cedar Grove's North End and South End schools have come up with a unique way to not only raise money for the American Cancer Society, but to raise awareness and provide a day of fun activities for local children. They’ve agreed to team up with Little Falls-based Snapology of Northern New Jersey on Saturday, March 2, to host a “Family Fun Day” of building activities for children from 12 to 6 p.m. There will be a $10 charge to participate, with half the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Melissa and Paul Skabich of Cedar Grove are organizing the event and partnering with Donna Meccia, also of Cedar Grove, who opened Snapology of Northern New Jersey in November 2012. Snaology, located at 195 Paterson Avenue
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Cedar Grove Music Matters held its 3rd annual Fat Tuesday Two Mile Run with 23 runners.
The Cedar Grove High School Music Matters program held its third annual Fat Tuesday Two Mile Run with 23 runners taking to the road despite the frigid cold. The race was started by Abraham Lincoln (Philip Jessen) who was celebrating his 204th birthday. Music Matters raises money to provide scholarships, curriculum trips, music and to purchase items not included in the music budget, said Cedar Grove High School Music Director Jennifer Jessen-Foose. “It's great for the music department and it's really one of our best fundraisers that gets the community together,” said Cedar Grove High School Junior Becca Altschul, a member of the choir. “It's a fun way to get people together,” said Cedar Grove High School Senior Jessah Hogue. “It's not just …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cedar Grove UNICO will watch the Seton Hall Pirates face off against the UConn Huskies Sunday night for its annual Basketball Outing fundraiser.
Cedar Grove UNICO will be hosting its annual Basketball Outing fundraiser on Sunday. “This annual event will be to enjoy a wonderful day of College Basketball between the Seton Hall Pirates and the Uconn Huskies,” UNICO members said. UNICO is selling tickets to the game for $30 with proceeds going toward local scholarships and relief efforts. “As an added feature kids who attend will take part in a greeting line as the Pirates take the court,” said Cedar Grove UNICO President Sal Ingallina. The game begins at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Newark Prudential Center, 100 Mulberry Street in Newark. For more information call Will LaRusso at 973-769-7906 or John Borgese at 201-452-6237.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce, who was looking to raise money for the Cedar Grove Rescue Squad, will need to postpone the event until further notice after major sponsors pulled out.
The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce, led by president Allen Rosen, will need to postpone their gala, which was aiming to raise money for the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad. The event “Groovin at the Grove” was supposed to be at The Grove catering hall in February, but after several major sponsors pulled out, the gala may be rescheduled towards the end of next year, said Rosen. The Chamber had several major corporate sponsors pull out after Hurricane Sandy, instead putting their money to Sandy relief funds. "It blew us out of the water," said Rosen. "It was a dominoe effect and they all fell one after another." "We weill have to reschedule," he said. "We don't know when yet but we have to give the state time to recover." The Chamber…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday event will now provide relief for people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
[Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 12:50 p.m.] Monte Carlo Night will come to Cedar Grove on Thursday, Nov. 15 in a benefit renamed for Hurricane Sandy relief for people with disabilities, officials announced Tuesday afternoon. “Rebuilding Lives After Hurricane Sandy: A Benefit for People with Disabilities,” will help to raise money for people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The evening will feature comedian Jeff Norris, a New Jersey native, the premiere 80’s cover band — the Emulators — and The Platinum Band. There will be raffles, boardwalk games, caricature artists and a classic Jersey Shore menu. Entertainer Ben Vereen will also attend and perform at the event. Vereen, who has received care at Kessler Institute for …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Verona Juniors Holiday Vendor Market Ladies’ Night Out will be held on Nov. 14 at the Verona Community Center.
The Junior Women's Club of Verona is offering a head-start on Holiday shopping with a Ladies' Night Out on Nov. 14. Vendors and shoppers will gather at the Verona Community Center for a Holiday Vendor Market featuring both local and popular shops such as Silpada, Dove Chocolate, Arbonne, Thirty One, Initials Inc. and many others. For a little extra spending money at the Holiday Market, American Gold & Diamond Buyers will also be purchasing gold, platinum, sterling silver jewelry, estate jewelry, coins, sterling silver flatware and fine watches. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. At 9 p.m. winners will be selected for the tricky tray which …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad will hold an American Heart Association First Aid course and a fundraising trip to Mount Airy Lodge in Pennsylvania.
The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad will be busy this weekend with first aid training courses and a trip to Mt. Airy Lodge. The Rescue Squad will be offering an American Heart Association First Aid course from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday October 27th, at the Squad building located at 651 Pompton Avenue. They will be teaching the basics of first aid including basic principles, medical emergencies, injury management and environmental emergencies. The training will cost $60 per person or combined First aid and CPR/AED for $85. To register call Scott Larson at 973-902-6530. A trip to Mount Airy Lodge in Pennsylvania will benefit a longtime resident-couple in Cedar Grove with ever-mounting medical and related expenses, the squad said in a …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A meet and greet reception with Senator Frank Lautenberg will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Annin Flag Company, 163 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) will visit Verona's Annin Flag Company, one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, on Wednesday Oct. 24. The meet and greet reception will give Verona residents the opportunity for an informal get-together with the Senator while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event was organized by Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson with all funds going towards the Nochimson Now Campaign. “This is an informal reception I am having for myself and it's nice of the Senator to stop by,” said Nochimson. “It will be a nice evening out at the United States' oldest flag maker that benefits Annin and will be a nice night out for the residents of Verona.” Annin & Company, Verona's own …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Bunco Night will be hosted by the Memorial Middle School Family School Association on Friday, Oct. 19 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Feeling Lucky? The Memorial Middle School Family School Association (MMSFSA) will be hosting Bunco Night on Friday Oct. 19 at the North End Firehouse, located at 170 East Lindsley Road in Cedar Grove. Bunco is a game played with three dice, consisting of six rounds. The event, beginning at 7 p.m. will include small finger foods and beverages. Teams can sign up in groups of four or less. The game will cost $20 per person. The MMSFSA is an organization which raises money for the purchases of computers, software, multimedia equipment and other educational materials. Don't know Bunco? It's never too late to learn. Check out some of the rules on the World Bunco Association website.