Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at TSTI

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Area families with children in preschool through second grade are welcome to attend the Young Family Tu B’Shevat Celebration and Dinner at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, on Friday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. Children will learn about the environment through a creative activity, in observance of […]

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization presents its 49th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. Rabbi Jesse M. Olitzky of Congregation Beth El will serve as keynote speaker. The Beloved Community Award recipients are community leaders Stacey […]

‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Houseplants’

‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Houseplants’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Get your green on this winter and breathe easy with the best houseplants for your home! Join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., for a fun talk in which you’ll learn how to keep your indoor plants thriving. Stephen Barlow, the […]

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOMA BOE recognizes excellence within the school district

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Dec. 17 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognize many groups of students and faculty members for their many recent accomplishments. The CHS Unaccompanied Minors Vocal Ensemble, led by Vocal Music Director Jamie Bunce, was featured on a “Wonderama” episode, which aired Nov. 16. The CHS […]

Free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats

Free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Health Department will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Orange Rescue Squad building, 62 Sloan St. Your dog or cat must have their rabies vaccination updated if it expires prior to Nov. […]

Valerie Fund to present Grace’s House to benefit area children

Valerie Fund to present Grace’s House to benefit area children

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In May, 9-year-old Grace received a devastating diagnosis: She had a germ cell brain tumor. Grace’s treatment brought her to The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Newark Beth Israel and, after rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, she is recovering well. Her grateful family sought ways to give back to the organization that […]

Local ladies honored as ‘Women of Valor’

Local ladies honored as ‘Women of Valor’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 7, JCC MetroWest hosted its second Women Of Valor brunch, honoring four inspiring and devoted women who have made a significant impact to the MetroWest community. Barbara Birnbaum of Livingston, Annette Littman of West Orange, Leslie Dannin Rosenthal of South Orange and Jessica Wolff of Randolph were honored […]

Braugher and Pawk to star in SOPAC play

Braugher and Pawk to star in SOPAC play

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — American Theater Group’s world premiere production of “Tell Them I’m Still Young,” by Julia Doolittle, will be staged at the South Orange Performing Arts Center from Jan. 24 through Feb. 3. The cast includes two award-winning leading actors of stage, film and television. Andre Braugher and Michele Pawk portray a professor […]

Seton Hall biochemistry student awarded Celgene Scholarship

Seton Hall biochemistry student awarded Celgene Scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Marta Suazo has received the Sol J. Barer Scholarship in Life Sciences from Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Summit. The scholarship is named for the co-founder of Celgene and is intended “to assist high achieving students attending New Jersey’s independent colleges and universities to prepare for careers in the […]

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