‘Victory Over Violence’ in Buddhism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood Chapter of Soka Gakkai International, the World Peace Buddhist Organization, will present an introduction to Buddhism with a special presentation on “Victory Over Violence,” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. For more information, contact […]

JCC MetroWest presents new exhibits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JCC MetroWest presents an exciting and unusual exhibit of felting and other fiber arts by the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. The exhibit takes place in the Gaelen Gallery East at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The exhibit will be on view Nov. […]

Little Free Libraries pop up in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — What do little houses containing books have to do with literacy, lifelong learning and building community? How can a community promote literacy without investing taxpayer dollars? On your travels around the village you have probably noticed little roofed boxes sitting on top of poles. Are they bird feeders or small community […]

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

At SOMA Cares About Schools debate, 5 running for BOE discuss budget, communication, more

Board of Ed candidates debate the issues

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The perennial issue of creating better communication between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and the community was again a major talking point during the Board of Education candidates debate hosted by South Orange Maplewood Cares About Schools at the Baird in South Orange on Sept. 13. Though they were atypically not […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will hold several blood drives in the area which are open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St. in Newark; Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Essex County College’s Clara Dasher […]

Playin’ Around South Orange returns for 4th year

Masters in the musical and visual arts join forces for SOPAC-headed Playin’ Around SO initiative

Playin’ Around South Orange returns for 4th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and music and art were front and center as Playin’ Around South Orange returned for its fourth year, on Saturday, Aug. 27, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to seven South Orange locations. The project, […]

SOMA Board of Ed candidates debate to be moderated by DeLuca, Collum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Cares About Schools will hold a South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education candidates debate on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. The debate will be co-moderated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and will […]