Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]

‘Small Town Story’ at SOPAC for just one more weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Opening minds and hearts through song is the overarching goal of the show as the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts American Theater Group’s latest world premiere musical, “Small Town Story,” running through Sunday, June 10. The musical’s storyline, inspired by real events, tells the story of a small southern town […]

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of Broadway’s brightest stars will return to the place where everybody knows their names for Interfaith Hospitality Network’s “At Home on Stage,” the cabaret and comedy fundraising event on Monday, June 4, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and opportunity […]

Maplewood code enforcer visits HNA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Hilton Neighborhood Association received firsthand knowledge about the current zoning codes being enforced in Maplewood thanks to a visit from Maplewood code enforcement supervisor John Singleton at their monthly meeting on May 17 at the DeHart Center on Burnett Avenue in Maplewood. Coding enforcement is handled through the Maplewood […]

Jamaican author explores poverty, sexuality, more at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Themes of self-identity and Caribbean culture took center stage as Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn discussed her award-winning novel “Here Comes the Sun” as part of the writer lecture series hosted by the Seton Hall University Department of Africana Studies on Wednesday, April 11, at the university. For her novel, Dennis-Benn won […]

Broadway Buddies take each other to new artistic heights

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Returning for its third year, Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Program and Cabaret unites budding local talent with seasoned Broadway actors. The program concludes with a cabaret featuring the pairs performing at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 23, through a special collaboration with Seton Hall University’s […]

DeVaul, Kisch share their visions for MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents turned out in considerable numbers March 5 for a community meeting at The Woodland to meet acting Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul and Lt. Kevin Kisch, the two candidates vying for the position of Maplewood police chief. Maplewood Township Committee members were in attendance at the event, though they were not participating […]