SMC annual public meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy will hold its annual public meeting Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. Attend the meeting to learn about the conservancy’s programs, sign up for activities and hear a guest speaker.

CBI to host two ‘Lunch & Learn’ events in March

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel will hold two “Lunch & Learn” events this march. On Thursday, March 9, CBI will screen “Denial,” in which acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt, played by Rachel Weisz, must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for […]

Women’s Connection of TSTI holds meditation and yoga event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thirty-five members of the Women’s Connection of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel got together recently for an evening of stretching bodies and relaxing minds at a yoga and meditation event. Yoga instructor Jill Vacarro from Millburn led attendees in various poses and Anne Sussman of Mindful Meeting Place in Maplewood, who is also […]

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

Actress playing actress enjoys stage time near SO home

S.O. funny woman takes to Paper Mill stage

MILLBURN, NJ — Jill Paice did not have to think twice before joining the cast of “A Comedy of Tenors” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. For one, the Millburn venue is close to the Broadway veteran’s home in South Orange, making it possible for her to walk her dogs between shows. But above all, it […]

Celebrate female athletes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Celebrate the WOHS girls’ basketball team and the team’s amazing undefeated season as they host Millburn High School for games. This is a family-friendly event and children enter for free. There will also be concessions, a […]

TSTI’s (RE)Connection Group kicks off winter fun at potluck

MILLBURN, NJ — Forty-two members of the (RE)Connection group at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel gathered recently for a playoff football potluck at the home of synagogue members Andrea and David Baum in Short Hills. Among those who enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of socializing over food, drink and football were, from left, Debbie Taffet of Short Hills, […]

Become a frog-watcher for the SMC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy is looking for dedicated volunteers to add to its FrogWatch USA team in the South Mountain Reservation this season. In collaboration with Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, the conservancy is looking to build a new local chapter; identify and count frog species in reservation wetland habitats; and collect data […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Slave-Free Community Project debuts in towns

MILLBURN, NJ — The Slave-Free Community Project is enlisting residents, organizations, businesses, schools and governments in South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn and Short Hills to become the first communities in the nation that can confidently say “slave free” by raising awareness and working to eliminate the effects of modern slavery from every aspect of daily life. […]

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