Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After receiving a grant from the Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, Tuscan School students were able to engage with a professional teaching artist. Fourth-grade students in Gina Garofalo’s homeroom and Andrew Dean’s art classes worked with artist Barbara M. Bickart for 25 days of hands-on workshops to create and produce a […]

New mural graces downtown South Orange

New mural graces downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Closing out 2018, South Orange welcomed some new artwork at the South Orange Train Station, a mural created by artist Kevin O’Connell. The mural came to fruition following the work of the Design Review Board, comprising Katherine Crenshaw, Cat Tate Starmer, Oksana Berzinsh, John Evans, Bob Zuckerman and Walter Clarke. “All […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Dec. 17 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognize many groups of students and faculty members for their many recent accomplishments. The CHS Unaccompanied Minors Vocal Ensemble, led by Vocal Music Director Jamie Bunce, was featured on a “Wonderama” episode, which aired Nov. 16. The CHS […]

West Orange artist explores the color blue

West Orange artist explores the color blue

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Panepinto Galleries, in collaboration with Spear Street Capital, presents “Something Blue,” highlighting artwork by artists Shari-Beth Susskind, Candy Le Sueur, Stephen Cimini and Tatsuro Nishimura. Susskind is a West Orange resident. Using various mediums, these four artists explore the color blue and bring the magic of “Something Blue” into their art. […]

Braugher and Pawk to star in SOPAC play

Braugher and Pawk to star in SOPAC play

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group’s world premiere production of “Tell Them I’m Still Young,” by Julia Doolittle, will be staged at the South Orange Performing Arts Center from Jan. 24 through Feb. 3. The cast includes two award-winning leading actors of stage, film and television. Andre Braugher and Michele Pawk portray a professor […]