‘Wellness on the Waterfront’ in July

‘Wellness on the Waterfront’ in July

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. “Wellness on the Waterfront” will include yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain Recreation Complex. “National Parks and Recreation […]

Chickering explores ‘Twisted Family Values’ in novel

Get ‘Bizzy’ reading and ‘Choo’ on Chickering’s new novel

Chickering explores ‘Twisted Family Values’ in novel

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — We’ve all heard the term “kissing cousins,” but Maplewood author V.C. Chickering takes this to a new level in her second novel, “Twisted Family Values.” With much the same wit we saw in her debut novel, “Nookietown,” Chickering skewers upper middle class, WASPy New Jersey while still making her characters relatable, sympathetic […]

Musical ‘Bridges’ the gap between funny and dramatic

‘Bridges of Madison County’ to run for 10 days in South Orange

Musical ‘Bridges’ the gap between funny and dramatic

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will host a 10-day production of “The Bridges of Madison County” from June 20 to 30, bringing the book-turned-movie-turned-musical to life on the South Orange stage. The Broadway production of the show won Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, both by Jason […]

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2019 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in […]

CHS inducts 2 women to HOF

Butler and Muhammad join other standouts in high school’s Hall of Fame

CHS inducts 2 women to HOF

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Hall of Fame boasts an impressive list of people who once attended classes at the South Orange-Maplewood school, including artists, actors, athletes, writers, lawyers and scientists. On June 5, two more plaques were added to the wall in the CHS Library, as Bisa Butler and Ibtihaj Muhammad were […]

Turkuaz and Antibalas to headline Maplewoodstock 2019

Turkuaz and Antibalas to headline Maplewoodstock 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In its 16th year, Maplewoodstock will be full of energy as it presents power bands Turkuaz and Antibalas, and up-and-coming Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. Brooklyn-based Antibalas, with its Afrobeat voice of resistance, will close Saturday night, July 13, and Turkuaz, covering a range of sounds in festival funk fashion, will […]

Words to host 3 back-to-back events with Maplewood authors

Words to host 3 back-to-back events with Maplewood authors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore will host three back-to-back events featuring prominent Maplewood-based authors. On Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., the store will host Taffy Brodesser-Akner for the launch of her debut novel, “Fleishman Is In Trouble.” The following evening, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., Jon Gertner will be discussing and signing “The Ice […]

State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

State Teen Arts Festival recognizes CHS students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School art students were recognized at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival at Ocean County College on May 30, marking the third consecutive year in which CHS participated in the festival. South Orange-Maplewood School District was the sole Essex County school district participating in the festival. Fifteen CHS visual […]

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