CHS students complete cross-content project

CHS students complete cross-content project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School physics teacher Allan Tumolillo, who heads the school’s robotics program, teamed up with CHS art teacher Curtis Grayson to have their students create five new robots. While the robotics students created the actual robots, students from Grayson’s Art 2 class were given the estimated measurements of the robots and […]

Luna Stage extends ‘Heartland,’ adds events

Luna Stage extends ‘Heartland,’ adds events

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present Gabriel Jason Dean’s “Heartland” from April 4 through May 5 — having added an extra week to the show’s run due to its popularity. The intercontinental love story, directed by Ari Laura Kreith, will be the fourth production of Luna’s 2018-2019 Season. Set in Nebraska and Afghanistan, […]

Spring book sale at MML

Spring book sale at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Friends of the Maplewood Library is holding its annual spring book sale on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only. A wide-ranging selection of books will be available on […]

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

Artist jumps back into creating … thanks to arts center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After a six-year hiatus from creating art, Rosario D’Rivera has filled the entire West Orange Arts Center with her paintings and drawings, bringing her bright colors and Cuban culture to Valley Road. “Introspection,” the exhibit on display until Sunday, April 28, marks D’Rivera’s first jump back into the art world after […]

Roosevelt MS to present ‘The Addams Family’

Roosevelt MS to present ‘The Addams Family’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School will present its annual spring musical, “The Addams Family Jr.,” on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the school, located at 36 Gilbert Place. The musical centers around creator Charles Addams’ quirky and macabre family: Gomez, […]

Pavone to appear at Words

Pavone to appear at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author Chris Pavone will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, “The Paris Diversion,” a sequel to his award-winning first novel, “The Expats,” at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. “The Paris Diversion,” featuring a return of character Kate Moore from Pavone’s first […]

‘Salt in My Soul’ at Words Bookstore

‘Salt in My Soul’ at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Visit Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. to hear Diane Shader Smith discuss her daughter’s memoir, “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.” The book was published posthumously after author Mallory Smith died at age 25 from cystic fibrosis. In the memoir, Mallory Smith […]

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning its fourth year of sponsorship by the township of Maplewood, SeniorStudio is an innovative program that includes eight weeks of formal studio art lessons with a curriculum specially created for seniors, culminating in a final project and a specially curated trip to Newark Museum. “This has been a highly successful, well-run […]

‘Savor the Arts’ at SOPAC

‘Savor the Arts’ at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A crescendo of Spanish romance will soon descend upon the Loft at SOPAC. On Monday, April 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Garden State Kitchen, Benjamin Garrison of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Edible Jersey will host “Savor the Arts – El Segundo Plato.” Several of New Jersey’s finest Latin food […]

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s science fair meets craft fair as the Achieve Foundation’s fifth annual Maker Madness fair returns to Columbia High School on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event reveals the exciting world of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — education to students and their […]