MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the installation of Phase 1 of its first major landscape project, Flagpole Hill, in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon on Flagpole Hill at the WWI Memorial opposite the train station on Dunnell Road. Based on original plans by […]

Women to Women Luncheon held in West Orange

Women to Women Luncheon held in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 30, Rachel Coalition hosted its annual Women to Women Luncheon at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The keynote speaker was Jennie Willoughby, a domestic violence survivor who has been outspoken about the abuse she says she suffered from former husband Rob Porter, a former White House aide. […]

Saber to read from new book at Words

Saber to read from new book at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange resident Brian Saber will read from his new book “Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising” on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood. Saber will talk about how the “Asking Styles” can help everyone — staff member and volunteer — be more comfortable and […]

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — ESPN’s Bob Ley taught  a master class Nov. 12 at Seton Hall University for 30 students. The class, “Sports Journalism and Its Challenges,” was by invitation only and included 18 students from the “introduction to sports media” class taught by professional-in-residence B.J. Schecter, as well as four students each chosen from […]

SOMAS discusses why Warhol was a singular sensation

SOMAS discusses why Warhol was a singular sensation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will present “Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation” as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Few American artists are as celebrated and […]

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site, located at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

DOI wins Employer Recognition Award

DOI wins Employer Recognition Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel was presented with the Employer Recognition Award, “For Championing Employment for People with Disabilities,” by the Essex County & Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee on Oct. 29 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

Valerie Fund to hold annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala

Valerie Fund to hold annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Valerie Fund, a Maplewood-based nonprofit that supports children with cancer and blood disorders, will hold its 27th annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove. Longtime supporters Joe Sheridan, William Sumas and Tara Favors will be honored. For […]

Lester to speak at the HNA meeting

Lester to speak at the HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s meeting will feature Sarah Lester, director of the Maplewood Memorial Library. She will discuss exciting plans to create a “Library for the 21st Century.” Maplewood is a town of enthusiastic library users […]

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

Show your basketball skills at Elks free throw competition

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange Elks No. 1154 will hold its Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition on Sunday, Nov. 18, at noon at St. Joseph’s School gym, located at 240 Franklin St., Maplewood. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to noon; the contest begins sharply at noon. The program is free to all contestants. The […]

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