GenWealth Walks for Hope returns for fourth year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The GenWealth Group will host its fourth annual GenWealth Walks for Hope on Saturday, Oct. 1, to raise funds to support brain cancer research in honor of longtime Maplewood resident and businessman Angelo Vayas, who died from glioblastoma. Participants in GenWealth Walks for Hope are asked to make a voluntary donation; donations […]

‘Un-Common-Place’ at CHS’ Domareki Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Domareki Gallery is currently showing the exhibit “Un-Common-Place,” featuring the works of Sybil Archibald, Terry Boddie and Russell Christian. The exhibit will run through Sept. 30, and on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an artists’ reception. The expansiveness of an inner spiritual […]

SOPAC and JCC to host Amsellem’s Israeli film series

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The opportunity to experience a handpicked series of foreign films about Israeli culture, all directed by Israeli filmmakers, is now available to cinema enthusiasts and history buffs at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the JCC MetroWest in West Orange as part of “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South […]

Muckers’ ‘Ball’ returns for third year to support Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It’s time again to celebrate the Muckers who worked with Thomas Edison. Edison had thousands of great ideas, but one of his paramount achievements was the very process of invention itself. He built research laboratories in West Orange and they became his “invention factory.” At the heart of this humming structure […]

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1941 in Irvington served free breakfast to the public at their Chestnut Avenue headquarters Saturday, Sept. 3. And now, just in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the new leadership at the post is offering local students the chance […]

Budhos to launch new book at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning Maplewood author Marina Budhos will be celebrating the publication launch of her latest young adult novel, “Watched,” at Words Bookstore on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. Budhos will be joined in conversation with Maplewood resident Helen Wan, author of “The Partner Track,” and, following the presentation, Budhos will be signing […]

Pierro Gallery explores influence of Egyptian culture on today’s artists

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Civilizations may come and go, but ancient Egyptian culture, one of the earliest and greatest, has left an indelible impression throughout world history. HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the master’s of arts program in museum professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian […]

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

Maplewood native Karen Eriksson-Lee sets the stage for the future generation of ballet dancers

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To many, dancing is as essential as breathing. This is certainly true for Karen Eriksson-Lee, the Columbia High School graduate who recently opened a dance school in New York City, just a PATH ride away. Eriksson-Lee and friend Leslie Seeger recently opened NYC Classical Training in the West Village. Prior to this, […]