Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rent Party, the area nonprofit that works to combat hunger in the South Orange-Maplewood community, holds monthly concerts at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and all proceeds go to help fight hunger. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., hear Shemekia Copeland, with special guests Shark Hat, […]

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 9, Maplewood Memorial Library hosted the fourth annual “Kids Speak Out,” an event held during Black History Month that showcases the work of South Orange-Maplewood School District elementary school students. This event encourages students to express themselves through spoken word, poetry and art to celebrate Black History Month. Poetry […]

SOPAC launches MEMBERSHIP 2020

SOPAC launches MEMBERSHIP 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOPAC has launched MEMBERSHIP 2020, a membership drive with the goal of doubling SOPAC’s household membership by the end of 2020. As part of the launch SOPAC has introduced a brand-new membership program, featuring added member benefits and levels, providing members with the opportunity to customize their SOPAC experience and reap […]

Mountaineer Master Chef Competition coming to WOHS

Mountaineer Master Chef Competition coming to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Tarnoff cafeteria will once again be the setting for the popular “Master Chef Competition” on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fundraiser for the Principal’s Scholarship Fund will feature teams of community members, local elected officials, Sodexo chefs and West Orange High School culinary […]

WO filmmaker selected for Garden State Film Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Garden State Film Festival announced Feb. 11 that the film “Daydreamer,” produced and with music by West Orange resident Michael Vignola, and directed by Timothy Parsons, will screen at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. “Daydreamer” follows a young man’s journey as he relentlessly searches for creative […]

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, in partnership with The Ailey Organization’s Arts In Education & Community Program, facilitated a 16-week AileyDance Kids residency culminating with a grand finale performance on Feb. 6. Students from South Orange and Maplewood middle schools performed on the SOPAC stage, launching the school district’s observance of […]

‘Every Day People’ in village offices

Maplewood artist exhibits her people-centric paintings, highlights diversity

‘Every Day People’ in village offices

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its opening on Feb. 7, “Every Day People: The Art of Cathleen McCoy Bristol” became the first exhibit to be displayed in the South Orange Village offices, and 18 paintings by the Maplewood artist now line the hallway. Each piece features people, some real, some from Bristol’s imagination and some […]

UPCWO to present ‘The Ever After – A Musical’

UPCWO to present ‘The Ever After – A Musical’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will present its Children’s Theater production of “The Ever After – A Musical” on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 3 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road. The show is performed by an adult cast and is a parody of daytime […]