SOMA to receive cleaner energy

SOMA to receive cleaner energy

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution April 2 with a vote of 4-0 to purchase electricity from Direct Energy LLC, an alternative electrical supplier to PSE&G. Committeeman Greg Lembrich was absent from the meeting. The township is the lead agency in the six-town Sustainable Essex Alliance, an […]

Pavone to appear at Words

Pavone to appear at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Author Chris Pavone will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, “The Paris Diversion,” a sequel to his award-winning first novel, “The Expats,” at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. “The Paris Diversion,” featuring a return of character Kate Moore from Pavone’s first […]

Mayapple Trail Runs is back for 10th year

Mayapple Trail Runs is back for 10th year

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Runners are invited to register for the 10th Mayapple Trail Runs to be held Saturday, May 11, in the South Mountain Reservation. The races are organized by the volunteers of the South Mountain Conservancy with the support of the Essex County Parks Department. The USA Track and Field-sanctioned races provide an […]

Princeton physicist to give Jaki Lecture at Seton Hall

Princeton physicist to give Jaki Lecture at Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sir Steven C. Cowley, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University, will present “Bringing Down the Cost and Scale of Fusion Energy” as the Father Stanley L. Jaki Distinguished Lecture at the 2019 Petersheim Academic Exposition at Seton Hall University on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. Cowley […]

Montrose participates in Teddy Repair

Montrose participates in Teddy Repair

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On April 2, youngsters in South Orange were reunited with their beloved stuffed animals following a week of repairs and cleaning for their stuffed friends, courtesy of Lysol. As part of its Teddy Repair initiative, Lysol collected the children’s tattered stuffed animals at Montrose Early Childhood Center, and professionally repaired and […]

‘Salt in My Soul’ at Words Bookstore

‘Salt in My Soul’ at Words Bookstore

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Visit Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. to hear Diane Shader Smith discuss her daughter’s memoir, “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.” The book was published posthumously after author Mallory Smith died at age 25 from cystic fibrosis. In the memoir, Mallory Smith […]

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning its fourth year of sponsorship by the township of Maplewood, SeniorStudio is an innovative program that includes eight weeks of formal studio art lessons with a curriculum specially created for seniors, culminating in a final project and a specially curated trip to Newark Museum. “This has been a highly successful, well-run […]

Little hands make a big difference at ‘Kids for Kids’

Little hands make a big difference at ‘Kids for Kids’

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 125 children and parents, along with members of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, took part in the seventh annual “Kids for Kids,” a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in partnership with area nonprofit organizations. Together these […]

Collective giving group seeks members

Collective giving group seeks members

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a collective philanthropic group founded and funded by women in Essex County, announced the April 30 deadline for new members to register for the 2019 class. Members jointly fund the Impact100 Essex annual grant and participate in a range of activities to support nonprofits in Essex County. The 2019 membership […]