‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

New Jersey American Water to invest $633K in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — New Jersey American Water is replacing approximately 2,200 feet of aging water main in its Maplewood service area, according to a March 7 press release. The company is replacing water main that was installed in the 1910s with new ductile iron main along: Maplewood Avenue, from Jefferson Avenue to Beach Place; Beach […]

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Applications for the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund’s 2019 season are now available. They can be can be filled out online or printed from the website at www.chssf.org. CHS seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are need-based and can be used for any kind of post-secondary education from trade […]

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In celebration of Valentine’s Day last month, the Maplewood Recreation Department hosted Truffles and Puppies at the Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. Rite Dadaian of Cakes Couture did a live demonstration on cake decorating and truffle making, among other artistic and delicious techniques. The seniors loved trying the delicious cake from […]

Purim carnival at Oheb Shalom

Purim carnival at Oheb Shalom

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to the Oheb Shalom Boardwalk at 170 Scotland Road in South Orange on Sunday, March 17, for a community Purim carnival. From noon to 2 p.m., there will be games, activities, bounce houses, food and fun for children of all ages. Admission is charged per child and gives […]

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

Kelly International Day picnics around the world

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a beautiful day to picnic around the world, and Kelly Elementary School fifth-graders did just that at their annual International Day celebration on Feb. 22. Under the direction of music teacher Deborah Rees, the Fifth Grade Choir performed songs in multi-part harmonies that represented countries like Israel, Ghana, Cuba, […]

Hazel School holds 5th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ BHM event

Hazel School holds 5th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ BHM event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Hazel Elementary School PTA held the school’s fifth annual Black History Month event, “Feel the Beat,” on Feb. 22. Students in grades K-5 lit up the Hazel stage with exciting performances of music, theater, dance and poetry. The evening, which was inspired by ancient black culture, was closed out by […]

American Theater Group announces non-Equity auditions for show

American Theater Group announces non-Equity auditions for show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group, SOPAC’s professional Equity theater company in-residence, will hold auditions for non-Equity actors for the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. The performances will take place at the South Orange Performing Arts Center […]

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