Exploring the Glass House

Exploring the Glass House

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School for a day in the mid-century modern mecca of New Canaan, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Coach bus leaving from the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot, 187 Boyden Ave. Enroute to the destination, attendees will watch the documentary […]

‘Medicinal Plants of the Civil War’ with Lesley Parness

‘Medicinal Plants of the Civil War’ with Lesley Parness

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., Durand-Hedden will host noted horticulturalist and educator Lesley Parness, who will explain how plants were crucial in every aspect of the Civil War — on the battlefields and on the home fronts of both the North and the South. Her talk will encompass 30 plants […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

South Orange team takes on Flemington Neshanock at Cameron Field using baseball rules from the 1860s

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

The Manhattans’ vocal magic at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Featuring the golden voice of Gerald Alston, the legendary Manhattans make a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. With a Grammy Award for “Shining Star,” this tight-knit group is still making beautiful music that evokes memories. Their tight harmonies and charisma […]

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a paper-shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling […]

Artists go ‘en plein air’ for new Pierro Gallery exhibit

Pierro exhibit sends artists outside, brings nature inside

Artists go ‘en plein air’ for new Pierro Gallery exhibit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The great outdoors is on display at the Pierro Gallery until Saturday, Oct. 13, in an exhibit titled “Pleasure and Terror en Plein Air.” The 16 different artists featured in the exhibit gathered their materials and spent time working outside, sometimes incorporating exterior elements into their pieces. Alongside artist Greg Leshe, […]

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

Collum signs closing docs for Village Hall sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Village President Sheena Collum, flanked by municipal attorney Clyde Otis and Village Clerk/Notary Kevin Harris, signed all closing documents for the sale of Village Hall to Landmark Hospitality to be turned into a restaurant. “I have been waiting for this day to come for so long that it’s […]

Family fun nights at SO-V United Methodist Church

Family fun nights at SO-V United Methodist Church

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church hosts various events geared toward the whole family coming together and having a good time. Admission is charged to these events and children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The church is located at 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange; bathrooms are […]

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season, according to a press release from the utility. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that will lower customers’ bills, effective Oct. 1. The typical […]

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