Arc to hold ‘Uncorked and Uncapped’ fundraiser

Arc to hold ‘Uncorked and Uncapped’ fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Arc of Essex County, a nonprofit organization that provides support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, will host its sixth annual “Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Tasting Experience” at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event will feature […]

Asarnow to present her artwork in NYC exhibit

Asarnow to present her artwork in NYC exhibit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood artist Rachel Asarnow will be one of six artists displaying their work in “The Pen and the Knife: Jewish Papercuts” at the Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton St. in New York City. The show will open Sept. 25 and run through Nov. 23. Papercutting has been a common Jewish art form […]

Seton Hall’s board of regents welcomes new members

Seton Hall’s board of regents welcomes new members

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University welcomes four additions to its board of regents, including three new members and one regent emeritus. Together, Richard A. Giuditta Jr., Stephanie Redish Hofmann, Joseph P. LaSala and Anthony Masherelli bring decades of experience and expertise to the board in the fields of law, public policy, government affairs, […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

CHS Music Technology Lab is upgraded for new school year

CHS Music Technology Lab is upgraded for new school year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Music Technology Lab was updated and expanded during the summer. South Orange-Maplewood School District fine arts supervisor James Manno collaborated with SoundTree in designing the new lab space. SoundTree, the educational division of Korg USA, helps provide educators with innovative ways to teach music in a group environment. […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s first responders gathered on Valley Street for the Maplewood Safety Fair, allowing young residents to sound the sirens and learn how an ambulance operates. Organized by Tony Avila, the owner of American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, instructors also taught self-defense tactics. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn about […]

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center received a major grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Provident Bank Foundation to support its education programs, including dance residencies at the South Orange and Maplewood middle schools; music residencies in the Orange School District; school performances for thousands of young students in the […]

Red & Black Party for CHS Scholarship Fund

Red & Black Party for CHS Scholarship Fund

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The trustees of the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund will hold the Red & Black Party, aka their annual cocktail reception, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Club, 489 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live piano music. RSVP […]