DOI recognizes its volunteers at annual luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon on April 19, recognizing 75 volunteers who dedicate their time to various areas throughout the home. South Orange President Sheena Collum addressed the attendees on the importance of volunteerism and her particular affinity for seniors. The attendees also enjoyed a delectable luncheon […]

‘From Parlor to Attic’ – an informal afternoon dedicated to the history of Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Have you ever wondered how Durand-Hedden House became Maplewood’s historic house museum? When it was built? Who lived there? Come out on Sunday, May 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. for an informal afternoon of exploring Durand-Hedden’s nooks, crannies and collections. The event is free, though donations are appreciated. After the program, […]

Los Lobos to headline Maplewoodstock 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 14th annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival will be Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9, from noon until 10 p.m. each day. This free, two-day, live music and arts event will be held at Memorial Park in Maplewood. Each day features nearly a dozen bands who represent a stylistically wide […]

CHS students show their art, poetry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Don’t miss an art exhibit, running through May 30, at the Maplewood Grille, 149 Maplewood Ave., of illuminating self-portraits created by graphic art students at Columbia High School. The exhibit will have an opening night celebration Thursday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a poetry and open-mic reading […]

SOMA Board of Ed. adjusts schools calendar

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At the April 24 South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education meeting, the board approved some adjustments to the district calendar, prompted by the discovery that an extra day had mistakenly been scheduled for June. Therefore, unless the district uses an emergency closing day in the meantime, the district will be […]

Free screening of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Award nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin, will be screened for free on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bow Tie Cinemas, 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Only 80 seats are available, so RSVP at First priority will be […]

SOMADEMS hosts Murphy, Brennan at candidates forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMADEMS featured Democratic gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Bill Brennan on April 25 for the group’s third and final “Meet the Governor” candidates forum, held at The Woodland in Maplewood. “With only 42 days until the primary election, we need to have candidates stand up and tell us what they stand for,” […]