Amber White to fence for UPenn

Amber White to fence for UPenn

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Amber White, an 18-year-old resident of Maplewood, committed to the University of Pennsylvania for her sport of saber fencing and has been officially accepted for her stellar academic success. She is a senior at Kent Place School in Summit and has been fencing since 2011. White managed to get straight A’s in […]

SOVCA to lead master plan sessions in Downtown South Orange

SOVCA to lead master plan sessions in Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has announced the scheduling and dates for engaging with downtown businesses in the South Orange Master Plan visioning process. “The Master Plan process is an extremely important tool for our various stakeholders to imagine what kind of downtown they would like to see in the […]

Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

Tuscan students benefit from artist in residence workshops

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After receiving a grant from the Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, Tuscan School students were able to engage with a professional teaching artist. Fourth-grade students in Gina Garofalo’s homeroom and Andrew Dean’s art classes worked with artist Barbara M. Bickart for 25 days of hands-on workshops to create and produce a […]

SOMA group hops into brewing business

Local couples create craft beers for South Orange-Maplewood community, plan to open taproom

SOMA group hops into brewing business

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood both boast lively downtowns filled with restaurants and family attractions but, until this year, something was missing: a brewery. So Adam and Farnaz Heydt, and Chris and Bianca Froelich decided to do something about it; on Labor Day weekend they rolled out their first two […]

Kent Place School announces new middle school director

Kent Place School announces new middle school director

SUMMIT, NJ — Kent Place School in Summit recently appointed Kooheli Chatterji, of Maplewood, as the school’s new middle school director, effective July 1. “I am genuinely honored and delighted to be joining the Kent Place School community,” Chatterji said. “During my time on campus and in conversations with students, teachers, parents and administrators, I […]

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

Teen entrepreneurs see huge success supplying MAPSO

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What started as a freshman class project for three Columbia High School students to explore personal interests has expanded into MAPSOSupply, a curated selection of secondhand clothing and clothing with original designs promoting South Orange and Maplewood. MAPSOSupply is run by Thomas Dandino, Ethan Pidgeon and Adam Krakower, all […]

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

WSOU donates more than 900 pounds of food to local food bank

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, collected more than 900 pounds of food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey through WSOU’s yearly food drive. The amount sets a new record for food collected by the station. Weighing in at 908 pounds, the donations far surpassed […]

New mural graces downtown South Orange

New mural graces downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Closing out 2018, South Orange welcomed some new artwork at the South Orange Train Station, a mural created by artist Kevin O’Connell. The mural came to fruition following the work of the Design Review Board, comprising Katherine Crenshaw, Cat Tate Starmer, Oksana Berzinsh, John Evans, Bob Zuckerman and Walter Clarke. “All […]