Bobaloo returns to SOPL

Bobaloo returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Welcome in any season and in a tradition going back more than 15 years, singer and storyteller Bobaloo made an annual visit to South Orange Public Library recently, delighting audiences, irrespective of age. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

CHS dramatists tackle massive undertaking in fall play

Daring swordfights, illicit love and more at Columbia High School

CHS dramatists tackle massive undertaking in fall play

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Columbia High School’s Parnassian Society are traveling back in time to the 16th century when they stage “Shakespeare in Love,” from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. The drama club is putting on the theater version of the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards and was nominated for another […]

SO police sergeant speaks at library

SO police sergeant speaks at library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Police Sergeant Adrian Acevedo spoke at South Orange Public Library’s Thursday lecture series, eliciting interest and follow-up questions on a range of topics from the audience.

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

TSTI’s PrimeConnection celebrates first anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — One thing members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange prize is connection — to their synagogue and through the many ways in which TSTI brings its members together. One example is PrimeConnection, a group for adults in their prime of life that provides monthly opportunities to connect with peers at […]

Caring community members ‘Run with the Devils’

Caring community members ‘Run with the Devils’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health’s Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk took place Saturday, Nov. 3, at South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The event, which raised more than $160,000, supports the collective commitment of RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles […]

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MMPC to cut ribbon on Flagpole Hill project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the installation of Phase 1 of its first major landscape project, Flagpole Hill, in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon on Flagpole Hill at the WWI Memorial opposite the train station on Dunnell Road. Based on original plans by […]

Saber to read from new book at Words

Saber to read from new book at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange resident Brian Saber will read from his new book “Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising” on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood. Saber will talk about how the “Asking Styles” can help everyone — staff member and volunteer — be more comfortable and […]

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

ESPN’s Bob Ley returns to Seton Hall to teach master class

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — ESPN’s Bob Ley taught  a master class Nov. 12 at Seton Hall University for 30 students. The class, “Sports Journalism and Its Challenges,” was by invitation only and included 18 students from the “introduction to sports media” class taught by professional-in-residence B.J. Schecter, as well as four students each chosen from […]

SOMAS discusses why Warhol was a singular sensation

SOMAS discusses why Warhol was a singular sensation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will present “Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation” as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Few American artists are as celebrated and […]

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

Maplewood meeting to discuss Toomey’s redevelopment

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township of Maplewood will hold a community meeting to discuss the draft redevelopment plan for the Toomey’s Automotive site, located at 104 Baker St. The meeting will be Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood. In July 2018 the Maplewood Township Committee […]

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