South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

YMCA goes where no man has gone before with campaign

South Mountain Y launches annual support campaign

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It is that time of year again: the South Mountain YMCA’s annual fundraiser! This year’s theme is space and the Y hopes to raise $165,000 by year’s end to support its many programs and events. The South Mountain YMCA is one of six Y branches that make up the Metro YMCA of […]

Disaster! at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Head to Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. for a talk with historian Alan Siegel. The discussion will center on his book “Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey.” Superstorm Sandy in 2012 was a disaster of epic proportions, by any measure. The deadliest storm […]

Therapist’s novel takes a look at under-the-radar abuse

Levine tackles tough topic in debut novel

Therapist’s novel takes a look at under-the-radar abuse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The teenage years can be difficult enough without the added distress that comes when injurious adults prey upon children. Maplewood resident and therapist Laurie Levine explores the trauma that can result from one form of inappropriate relationship between an adult and teenager in her debut novel, “Now I Know It’s Not My […]

Maplewood Memorial Library holds month of events

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library is set for an educational and memorable Black History Month with a month of events planned. The Main Library is located at 51 Baker St. and can be reached at 973-762-1622; the Hilton Branch is located at 1688 Springfield Ave. and can be reached at 973-762-1688. For more information, […]

SOMSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, South Orange-Maplewood’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, Columbia High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has decreased in the last three years and hit a four-year low […]

Celebrate Edna Lewis, the first lady of southern cooking

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Memorial Library’s Hilton branch, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, will host chef Jesse Jones on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. In this unique program, Jones will demonstrate how to make Edna Lewis’ famous “She-Crab” soup and “Herb Hoe” cakes. A tasting will follow the demonstration. This event is […]

Enjoy a night at the movies at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., join Friends of the South Orange Public Library in the library meeting room, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange, to view “La Notte,” the next installment in their foreign film program. Gerard Amsellem, educator and filmmaker, will introduce the film describing its history and […]

Theater Project showcases new plays

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In line with its mission of providing writers the opportunity to present new work, in February the Theater Project is showcasing playwrights from near and far in two annual short play festivals: “Think Fast” is a competition for writers new to The Theater Project and “Kaleidoscope Kabaret” is a showcase for members […]