Adult night at the South Orange Pool

Adult night at the South Orange Pool

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All adult village residents are invited to the South Orange Pool, 5 Mead St., on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment and dinner poolside. Floats and friends are welcome. Residents without a Recreation ID are asked to show one proof of residency. Residents […]

Hometown hero discusses new memoir

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad drops by Words to discuss her path to winning bronze in 2016

Hometown hero discusses new memoir

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad returned to her hometown of Maplewood on just the second day of her book tour to rehash old times with the community and to discuss the trials she withstood to make Team USA in the 2016 Olympics. On July 25, Muhammad promoted her memoir “Proud” — which also has […]

Blood drive at The Woodland

Blood drive at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Maplewood Health to schedule an appointment. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card and a $5 […]

Maplewood seniors enjoy summer cruise

Maplewood seniors enjoy summer cruise

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood senior citizens took a June trip for a cruise on Lake Hopatcong that featured gorgeous views and a delicious lunch. They boarded the Miss Lotta and learned a lot about the history of Lake Hopatcong, delighting in the beautiful breezes and arriving home in the early afternoon.

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School English teacher and South Orange resident Victor Alcindor recently made his entrance into the publishing world with the release of his first book, “Stand Mute.” The collection of poetry came out of Alcindor’s creative writing classes during his doctoral work at Drew University, when […]

District discusses big changes coming to special ed. dept.

District discusses big changes coming to special ed. dept.

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District’s Department of Special Services held a community forum on Monday, July 30, at Columbia High School to address growing concerns about the new direction the department is taking. In addition to a new interim director, Laura Morana, the leadership of the Special Services team […]

Oheb Shalom welcomes new education director

Oheb Shalom welcomes new education director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Gavin Hirsch has joined the professional staff of Oheb Shalom Congregation as director of education, according to a press release from the synagogue. Hirsch will oversee an innovative program for the children and families of the Zeman Hebrew School, as well as youth programming for the congregation. Most recently, Hirsch served […]

Teens learn from local chef at SOPL

Teens learn from local chef at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange’s own chef Jesse Jones, author of the cookbook memoir “Pow! My Life in Feasts,” was a featured guest at a recent South Orange Public Library Teen XChange workshop. Jones shared cooking tips with library VolunTEENs and led the creation of tasty, and quickly disappearing, spring rolls. Photos Courtesy of […]