Fun pops up at TSTI with concert from the Pop Ups

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Pop Ups had young children and their families clapping, singing and dancing with delight at their show on May 15 at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange. Brooklyn musicians Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, who have been nominated twice for Grammy Awards, brought along their handpainted sets, cardboard props and […]

‘Boccone South’ … is your mouth watering yet?

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Patrons of Boccone South, located 59 South Orange Ave. in South Orange, will indeed feel that, when they are in the restaurant, they are family, although it has no connection to the well-known chain of Italian restaurants that boasts the same mantra. Whether it’s owner Silvio Caruso greeting a first-time guest, […]

Adult group from TSTI gathers for warm weather activities

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The (Re)Connection Group from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel enjoyed a hike along the trails at South Mountain Reservation in South Orange recently. The group, for adults in their mid-40s and older, gets together several times a year for conversation and informal fun, from barbecues and cocktail parties to hikes and dinners out. […]

Community blood drive at OLS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There will be a community blood drive at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange, on Sunday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blood donors over age 76 must present a doctor’s note at time of donation. To make an appointment, call 201-251-3703. For medical […]

Conservancy unveils new outdoor sculptures

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, Essex County and the South Mountain Conservancy unveiled new outdoor sculptures in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Inaugurated in 2012, the Wildflower Sculpture Park is a collaborative initiative by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the South […]

Creativity to take center stage at SouthNext

Creativity to take center stage at SouthNext

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Last year South Orange was host to South by South Orange, a “creative collision” of ideas, with approximately 700 people taking part in a diverse array of panels, concerts and other programming; this year that concept returns to the village with the SouthNext festival, though the 2016 edition will feature an […]

Coloring the day away at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Audrey and Raine Marvell and librarian Beth Halliday display “South Orange Public Library: The Coloring Book,” which contains a drawing by each; the book is available at the library. Photo Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

Following Orlando tragedy, Maplewood pride stays strong

Rainbow flag flies high in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents from Maplewood and beyond celebrate at the North Jersey Pride Festival in Memorial Park on June 12. The crowd remained hopeful at the annual celebration of equality and love despite the terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., the previous night. Photos by Yael Katzwer