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    Sender Name:
    Township of West Orange
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    Send Date:
    2/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
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    'In and Around West Orange' 2/8/2018

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     wopd aux
    West Orange Auxiliary Police Recruitment
    The West Orange Police Dept. is seeking volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers. Candidates must be 18 years of age and satisfy a complete background check. Applications are available at the Timothy Groves Community Police Substation, 90 Washington Street or the Valley Police Substation, 549 Valley Road. For more info Contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org or call 973-325-4045 or 973-325-4038.
     
     Jersey Mike
    WO Police Unity Tour Team Fundraiser
    Every Wednesday during February 2018

    Show this Police Unity Tour Flier  and 20 % of all proceeds will be donated to the
    West Orange team. Only at the West Orange Plaza Store, 235 Prospect Ave. 973-325-3220 
    Order online at www.jerseymikes.com  The Police Unity Tour raises money and awareness
    for Police Officers killed in the line of duty.

    Police Unity Tour
    Police Unity Tour

    5/9-5/13
    Support the West Orange Police Department in raising money in support of the Police Unity Tour.
    The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and they  raise awareness about America’s fallen officers. We hope you will support the WOPD by making a donation to their page today.

     
     aarp
    AARP Volunteers to Help WO Seniors File Taxes at the WOPL
    Contact Linda Hartner at the WO Public Library 973-736-0198 x 215 to
    schedule your appointment with an AARP volunteer.  
    For more information, click here.
     
     open hours
    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours 
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    2/8 TONIGHT
    Town Hall- Room 106, 66 Main St.
    No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor. 
    Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas. 
    Upcoming date(s):   2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 & 4/19

     
     wofs
    The 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival
    Sundays at 2 p.m
    .
    AMC Essex Green
    Tickets on sale at Fandango.com

    Schedule:
    February 11 Black Maria Film Festival
    February 18 Do the Right Thing
    February 25 Shane
     
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    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s) 
    8 p.m.
    2/12  Monday
    Upcoming Meetings: 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18

    Library Media Center, West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave.
    Dates subject to change. Click
     here for more info

     
     logo
    Lincoln's Birthday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed
    2/12 Monday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up
    There will be Jitney service

    President's Day Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed
    2/19 Monday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up
    There will be NO Jitney Service
     
     wo-arts-logo.jpg
    West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting 
    7 p.m.
    2/15 Thursday
    Upcoming Meetings:   3/15, 4/19, 5/17 & 6/21
    West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd.
    Visit www.woarts.org for more information
     
     marley dias
    Marley Dias ... Gets It Done Book Signing
    7-8:30 p.m.
    2/22 Thursday
    Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Pl. 
    Books Available $15 Book Signing and Q&A
    Sponsored by the West Orange Human Relations Commission
     
     UNICO
    44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports Breakfast
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    2/25 Sunday

    WOHS, 51 Conforti Ave., Tarnoff Cafeteria
    The event honors the ‘unsung heroes’ from local high schools and within the community. It also pays tribute to the late Brian Piccolo, the famed Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at the age of 26. Student athletes from West Orange HS, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange HS will be recognized as our local unsung heroes. This years keynote speaker will be Daniel "RUDY" Ruettiger, of Notre Dame and Motion Picture fame. $20/person $5/student

     
     rotary
    13th Annual Taste of the World
    6-9 p.m.
    2/26 Monday
    West Orange Rotary will hold their largest fundraiser of the year,
    “A Taste of the World,” at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave.
    Tickets are $50.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door.

     
     town hall
    Township Council Meeting(s)
    6:30  p.m.
    2/27 Tuesday

    Council Chambers, 66 Main St.
    Upcoming meetings:    3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 
    5/8, 5/22, 6/12 & 6/26

     
    teen dating awareness
    February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month
    Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM)
    is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships
    and promote programs that prevent it. 
    Love is Respect, Love Shouldn't Hurt
    Call the National Teen Dating Abuse 24/7 Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or 
    visit http://www.loveisrespect.org/
     
     snow bowl
    West Orange PBA Local 25 Fundraiser
    3/9-3/11
    Help the WOPD PBA raise money for the Special Olympics
    Click here to donate to the West Orange PBA Team
     
     st pats
    St. Patrick's Day Parade
    12:15 Step Off
    3/11 Sunday
    Town Hall, 66 Main St.
    Visit the West Orange Parade Committee for more information
     
     Resturant Week
    Restaurant Week Returns to West Orange
    3/11-3/17

    Hosted by The Downtown West Orange Alliance
    Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual West Orange Restaurant Week!!
    Enjoy special offers from local eateries around West Orange, NJ  Interested in getting involved? Click here: Downtown WO Restaurant Week

     
     logo
    Good Friday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed
    3/30 Friday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up
    There will be Jitney service
     
     shredding
    Shredding Day 
    11 a.m. -3 p.m.

    4/8 Sunday

    West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
    Shred General Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures.
    FREE for all town residents. ID required.
    4 box limit. NO plastic bags. 
     Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or 
    email NSalese@westorange.org if further information is needed
     
     field goods
    Field Goods -Sustainable New Jersey
    The Township of West Orange has partnered with Field Goods to bring fresh produce to our residents on a weekly basis! Pick up weekly at First Mountain Preschool, Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange, or Regal Bank. Go to Field-Goods.com and learn more!
     
    West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services
    Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more!
    Click here for more info
     
     WO-tax-insert-COLOR.jpg
    Save Money On Your Property Taxes!!
    Click here to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card!
     
     tmh
    WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk Residents
    The program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked away
    from a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home
    program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily 
    disoriented. This includes those
    who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, 
    Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities. 
    The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application
    Visit www.westorange.org/tmh for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007
     
     drop box
    WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location
    The permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed facility where they are safely disposed.  Please be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens,
    inhalers or items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box.

    http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx

     
    wopd
    Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch

    Neighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates, provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build relationships with law enforcement. Click here to learn more
     
    recreation
    The West Orange Department of Recreation
    publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter.  It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations.  It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes.  It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org 
     
    safe exchange
    Safe Exchange Zone Program

    This program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click here to learn more
     
     

    njcep

    Receive tax free money to make energy related improvements
     
    What Else Is Going On In West Orange?
    Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town.
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    Attention Jitney Commuters!!
    Download The Real-Time Tracking App!
    Click here to learn more
     
    swift911
    West Orange Emergency Call System

    Sign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click here to sign up
     
    woawl
    West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions

    Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at  the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first.  Additional hours are available by appointment. For more info, call (973) 325-4121 or click here
     
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    West Orange Auxiliary Police Recruitment [http://www.westorange.org/documentcenter/view/2727]

    The West Orange Police Dept. is seeking volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers. Candidates must be 18 years of age and satisfy a complete background check. Applications are available at the Timothy Groves Community Police Substation, 90 Washington Street or the Valley Police Substation, 549 Valley Road. For more info Contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org [mailto:;pmatullo@wopd.org] or call 973-325-4045 or 973-325-4038.





    WO Police Unity Tour Team Fundraiser [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814]

    Every Wednesday during February 2018

    Show this Police Unity Tour Flier [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3758] and 20 % of all proceeds will be donated to the

    West Orange team. Only at the West Orange Plaza Store, 235 Prospect Ave. 973-325-3220

    Order online at www.jerseymikes.com [https://www.jerseymikes.com/] The Police Unity Tour raises money and awareness

    for Police Officers killed in the line of duty.

    Police Unity Tour [http://policeunitytour.com/chapter_1/]

    5/9-5/13

    Support the West Orange Police Department [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814] in raising money in support of the Police Unity Tour.

    The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and they raise awareness about America’s fallen officers. We hope you will support the WOPD by making a donation to their page [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814] today.





    AARP Volunteers to Help WO Seniors File Taxes at the WOPL

    Contact Linda Hartner at the WO Public Library 973-736-0198 x 215 to

    schedule your appointment with an AARP volunteer.

    For more information, click here [http://www.westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1454] .





    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    2/8 TONIGHT

    Town Hall- Room 106, 66 Main St.

    No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor.

    Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas.

    Upcoming date(s): 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 & 4/19





    The 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3740]

    Sundays at 2 p.m.

    AMC Essex Green

    Tickets on sale at Fandango.com [https://www.fandango.com/]

    Schedule:

    February 11 Black Maria Film Festival

    February 18 Do the Right Thing

    February 25 Shane






    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s)

    8 p.m.

    2/12 Monday

    Upcoming Meetings: 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18

    Library Media Center, West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave.

    Dates subject to change. Click here [http://www.woboe.org/] for more info





    Lincoln's Birthday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed

    2/12 Monday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up

    There will be Jitney service

    President's Day Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed

    2/19 Monday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up

    There will be NO Jitney Service




    West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting

    7 p.m.

    2/15 Thursday

    Upcoming Meetings: 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 & 6/21

    West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd.

    Visit www.woarts.org [http://www.woarts.org/] for more information





    Marley Dias ... Gets It Done Book Signing [/DocumentCenter/View/3763]
    7-8:30 p.m.
    2/22 Thursday
    Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Pl.
    Books Available $15 Book Signing and Q&A
    Sponsored by the West Orange Human Relations Commission

    44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports Breakfast

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    2/25 Sunday

    WOHS, 51 Conforti Ave., Tarnoff Cafeteria

    The
    event honors the ‘unsung heroes’ from local high schools and within the
    community. It also pays tribute to the late Brian Piccolo, the famed
    Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at the age of 26. Student athletes from West Orange HS, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och
    Academy and Orange HS will be recognized as our local unsung heroes. This years keynote speaker will be Daniel "RUDY" Ruettiger, of Notre Dame and Motion Picture fame. $20/person $5/student





    13th Annual Taste of the World

    6-9 p.m.

    2/26 Monday

    West
    Orange Rotary will hold their largest fundraiser of the year,

    “A Taste
    of the World,” at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave.

    Tickets are $50.00 in advance [http://www.westorangerotary.org/] and $60.00 at
    the door.





    Township Council Meeting(s)

    6:30 p.m.

    2/27 Tuesday

    Council Chambers, 66 Main St.

    Upcoming meetings: 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24,

    5/8, 5/22, 6/12 & 6/26





    February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month

    Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM)

    is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships

    and promote programs that prevent it. Love is Respect, Love Shouldn't Hurt

    Call the National Teen Dating Abuse 24/7 Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or

    visit http://www.loveisrespect.org/ [http://www.loveisrespect.org/]




    West Orange PBA Local 25 Fundraiser [https://www.classy.org/team/139900]


    3/9-3/11

    Help the WOPD PBA raise money for the Special Olympics

    Click here to donate to the West Orange PBA Team [https://www.classy.org/team/139900]





    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    12:15 Step Off

    3/11 Sunday

    Town Hall, 66 Main St.


    Visit the West Orange Parade Committee [http://westorangeparade.com/] for more information




    Restaurant Week Returns to West Orange

    3/11-3/17

    Hosted by The Downtown West Orange Alliance [http://www.downtownwo.com/]

    Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual West Orange Restaurant Week!!

    Enjoy special offers from local eateries around West Orange, NJ [https://www.facebook.com/WestOrangeInfo/] Interested in getting involved? Click here: Downtown WO Restaurant Week [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/event/82/fulltext/Restaurant%20Week,%20Shop%20Small,%20Local]





    Good Friday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed

    3/30 Friday

    There will be regular trash and recycling pick up

    There will be Jitney service





    Shredding Day

    11 a.m. -3 p.m.

    4/8 Sunday

    West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave.

    Shred General Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures.

    FREE for all town residents. ID required.

    4 box limit. NO plastic bags.

    Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or email NSalese@westorange.org [mailto:NSalese@westorange.org] if further information is needed





    Field Goods -Sustainable New Jersey [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3683]

    The Township of West Orange has partnered with Field Goods to bring fresh produce to our residents on a weekly basis! Pick up weekly at First Mountain Preschool, Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange, or Regal Bank. Go to Field-Goods.com [http://field-goods.com/] and learn more!





    West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services

    Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more!

    Click here [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] for more info




    Save Money On Your Property Taxes!!

    Click here [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173] to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card!





    WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk Residents
    The program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked away

    from a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home

    program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily disoriented. This includes those

    who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities.

    The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3738]

    Visit www.westorange.org/tmh [http://westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1407] for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007





    WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location

    The permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed facility where they are safely disposed. Please be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens,

    inhalers or items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box.
    http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx [http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx]





    Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch

    Neighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates,
    provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify
    and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build
    relationships with law enforcement. Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947] to learn more





    The West Orange Department of Recreation publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/]





    Safe Exchange Zone Program

    This program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] to learn more






    Receive tax free money to make energy related improvements [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3672]





    What Else Is Going On In West Orange?

    Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town.


    [http://www.libraryinsight.net/calendar.asp?jx=wo] [http://www.downtownwo.com/] [https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm] [http://westorange.org/admin/www.turtlebackzoo.com] [http://www.njai.org/] [http://www.woarts.org/]





    Attention Jitney Commuters!!

    Download The Real-Time Tracking App!

    Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2336] to learn more




    West Orange Emergency Call System

    Sign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click here [http://www.westorange.org/swift911] to sign up





    West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions

    Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more info, call (973) 325-4121 or click here [http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ59.html]





    [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]

    SMS message

    [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] [Please include name and mailing address] West Orange Auxiliary Police Recruitment [http://www.westorange.org/documentcenter/view/2727] The West Orange Police Dept. is seeking volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers. Candidates must be 18 years of age and satisfy a complete background check. Applications are available at the Timothy Groves Community Police Substation, 90 Washington Street or the Valley Police Substation, 549 Valley Road. For more info Contact Sgt. Patrick Matullo at pmatullo@wopd.org [mailto:;pmatullo@wopd.org] or call 973-325-4045 or 973-325-4038. WO Police Unity Tour Team Fundraiser [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814] Every Wednesday during February 2018 Show this Police Unity Tour Flier [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3758] and 20 % of all proceeds will be donated to the West Orange team. Only at the West Orange Plaza Store, 235 Prospect Ave. 973-325-3220 Order online at www.jerseymikes.com [https://www.jerseymikes.com/] The Police Unity Tour raises money and awareness for Police Officers killed in the line of duty. Police Unity Tour [http://policeunitytour.com/chapter_1/] 5/9-5/13 Support the West Orange Police Department [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814] in raising money in support of the Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and they raise awareness about America’s fallen officers. We hope you will support the WOPD by making a donation to their page [https://secure.policeunitytour.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=783814] today. AARP Volunteers to Help WO Seniors File Taxes at the WOPL Contact Linda Hartner at the WO Public Library 973-736-0198 x 215 to schedule your appointment with an AARP volunteer. For more information, click here [http://www.westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1454] . Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 2/8 TONIGHT Town Hall- Room 106, 66 Main St. No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor. Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas. Upcoming date(s): 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5 & 4/19 The 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3740] Sundays at 2 p.m. AMC Essex Green Tickets on sale at Fandango.com [https://www.fandango.com/] Schedule: February 11 Black Maria Film Festival February 18 Do the Right Thing February 25 Shane Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s) 8 p.m. 2/12 Monday Upcoming Meetings: 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18 Library Media Center, West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Dates subject to change. Click here [http://www.woboe.org/] for more info Lincoln's Birthday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed 2/12 Monday There will be regular trash and recycling pick up There will be Jitney service President's Day Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed 2/19 Monday There will be regular trash and recycling pick up There will be NO Jitney Service West Orange Arts Council Board Meeting 7 p.m. 2/15 Thursday Upcoming Meetings: 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 & 6/21 West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd. Visit www.woarts.org [http://www.woarts.org/] for more information Marley Dias ... Gets It Done Book Signing [/DocumentCenter/View/3763] 7-8:30 p.m. 2/22 Thursday Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Pl. Books Available $15 Book Signing and Q&A Sponsored by the West Orange Human Relations Commission 44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports Breakfast 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 2/25 Sunday WOHS, 51 Conforti Ave., Tarnoff Cafeteria The event honors the ‘unsung heroes’ from local high schools and within the community. It also pays tribute to the late Brian Piccolo, the famed Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at the age of 26. Student athletes from West Orange HS, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange HS will be recognized as our local unsung heroes. This years keynote speaker will be Daniel "RUDY" Ruettiger, of Notre Dame and Motion Picture fame. $20/person $5/student 13th Annual Taste of the World 6-9 p.m. 2/26 Monday West Orange Rotary will hold their largest fundraiser of the year, “A Taste of the World,” at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. Tickets are $50.00 in advance [http://www.westorangerotary.org/] and $60.00 at the door. Township Council Meeting(s) 6:30 p.m. 2/27 Tuesday Council Chambers, 66 Main St. Upcoming meetings: 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/12 & 6/26 February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Love is Respect, Love Shouldn't Hurt Call the National Teen Dating Abuse 24/7 Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or visit http://www.loveisrespect.org/ [http://www.loveisrespect.org/] West Orange PBA Local 25 Fundraiser [https://www.classy.org/team/139900] 3/9-3/11 Help the WOPD PBA raise money for the Special Olympics Click here to donate to the West Orange PBA Team [https://www.classy.org/team/139900] St. Patrick's Day Parade 12:15 Step Off 3/11 Sunday Town Hall, 66 Main St. Visit the West Orange Parade Committee [http://westorangeparade.com/] for more information Restaurant Week Returns to West Orange 3/11-3/17 Hosted by The Downtown West Orange Alliance [http://www.downtownwo.com/] Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual West Orange Restaurant Week!! Enjoy special offers from local eateries around West Orange, NJ [https://www.facebook.com/WestOrangeInfo/] Interested in getting involved? Click here: Downtown WO Restaurant Week [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/event/82/fulltext/Restaurant%20Week,%20Shop%20Small,%20Local] Good Friday Observed- All Municipal Offices Closed 3/30 Friday There will be regular trash and recycling pick up There will be Jitney service Shredding Day 11 a.m. -3 p.m. 4/8 Sunday West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Shred General Items, Financial Documents, Receipts & Expenditures. FREE for all town residents. ID required. 4 box limit. NO plastic bags. Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or email NSalese@westorange.org [mailto:NSalese@westorange.org] if further information is needed Field Goods -Sustainable New Jersey [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3683] The Township of West Orange has partnered with Field Goods to bring fresh produce to our residents on a weekly basis! Pick up weekly at First Mountain Preschool, Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange, or Regal Bank. Go to Field-Goods.com [http://field-goods.com/] and learn more! West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services Bingo, Zumba, Yoga, and more! Click here [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] for more info Save Money On Your Property Taxes!! Click here [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173] to get your FREE Shop West Orange Property Tax Rebate Card! WOPD Introduces "Take Me Home" ID To Help Track At Risk Residents The program can help find someone who has run, wandered or just walked away from a location within the township and ease in their safe return. The Take Me Home program is helpful for people who are nonverbal or easily disoriented. This includes those who suffer from Autism, Dementia, Deafness, Alzheimer’s and other developmental disabilities. The program is strictly voluntary and not limited by age or disability. Click here for an application [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3738] Visit www.westorange.org/tmh [http://westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1407] for more information or call 973-325-4045/4007 WOPD Is A Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Location The permanent collection sites are open year-round so unwanted medications can be safely discarded at the public’s convenience. Residents can dispose of their unused prescription drug medication by placing it in the marked collection sites. Dropping off medication is anonymous and safe. Residents should remove any identifying information from the medication containers, such as their name, address, telephone number and doctor’s name. Medications that are collected are brought to a licensed facility where they are safely disposed. Please be advised that we cannot accept any sharps, epi-pens, inhalers or items containing mercury in our unwanted prescription drop box. http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx [http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx] Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood watches are started in an effort to reduce crime rates, provide security, and bring together a community. This cause can unify and fill a neighborhood with pride. Watches are also a great way to build relationships with law enforcement. Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947] to learn more The West Orange Department of Recreation publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Recreation page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/] Safe Exchange Zone Program This program is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] to learn more Receive tax free money to make energy related improvements [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3672] What Else Is Going On In West Orange? Click on the logos below to stay up-to-date on everything happening in town. [http://www.libraryinsight.net/calendar.asp?jx=wo] [http://www.downtownwo.com/] [https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm] [http://westorange.org/admin/www.turtlebackzoo.com] [http://www.njai.org/] [http://www.woarts.org/] Attention Jitney Commuters!! Download The Real-Time Tracking App! Click here [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2336] to learn more West Orange Emergency Call System Sign up to receive calls, emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Click here [http://www.westorange.org/swift911] to sign up West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more info, call (973) 325-4121 or click here [http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ59.html] [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]