SOMA group hops into brewing business

Local couples create craft beers for South Orange-Maplewood community, plan to open taproom

SOMA group hops into brewing business

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood both boast lively downtowns filled with restaurants and family attractions but, until this year, something was missing: a brewery. So Adam and Farnaz Heydt, and Chris and Bianca Froelich decided to do something about it; on Labor Day weekend they rolled out their first two […]

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What started as a freshman class project for three Columbia High School students to explore personal interests has expanded into MAPSOSupply, a curated selection of secondhand clothing and clothing with original designs promoting South Orange and Maplewood. MAPSOSupply is run by Thomas Dandino, Ethan Pidgeon and Adam Krakower, all […]

Open house event in downtown West Orange

Open house event in downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Residences at Edison Lofts in Edison Village will host an open house on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective residents are invited to attend and experience the newly built homes and amenity-filled living within Prism Capital Partners’ redevelopment of the historic Thomas Edison Invention Factory and […]

Green Hill wins 2018 Best of Essex Silver Medal

Green Hill wins 2018 Best of Essex Silver Medal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill Inc. has been awarded the silver medal in the Best of Essex 2018 contest in the category of senior living. The highly competitive competition included more than a dozen other senior living facilities in Essex County. The contest, sponsored by Vicinity Publications, requires Essex County businesses to encourage supporters […]

Health insurance company opens in WO

Health insurance company opens in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Sosa Insurance Group held its grand opening at 450 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange on Friday, Oct. 12. The group offers plans insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. and its affiliated companies. Since opening, the group has been busy meeting with seniors to discuss their Medicare plan options. Pictured at […]

An artistic experience like no other at Platinum Art

A little drink, a little paint and a whole lot of creative fun

An artistic experience like no other at Platinum Art

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — You may think you are not an artist, but Platinum Art is going to prove you wrong. The family-owned business, located at 463 Valley St. in Maplewood, is an art class, a party and a creative outlet all wrapped into one spot. “Platinum Art is a creative art studio that provides your […]

SECC holds its annual Business Development and Anniversary Awards Dinner 2018

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, which supports businesses in Bloomfield, Belleville, and Glen Ridge, recently held its annual Business Development and Anniversary Awards Dinner at Brix Restaurant and Pizza Bar, in Belleville.  The event celebrates those businesses who are celebrating milestone anniversaries, such as Bloomfield College, at 150 years, as well […]

Open house events at Edison Lofts

Open house events at Edison Lofts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Residences at Edison Lofts in Edison Village will host a series of weekend open house events on Sundays throughout October. The events, which take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., are scheduled for Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Prospective residents are invited to attend to experience the modern […]

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold “Celebrating Integration: Local Businesses Are Community Champions” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Honorees at the 2018 event include Yanick Ranieri, master chef and owner of Papillon 25 Restaurant & Bar, and Julie Pauly, […]

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