Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ fundraiser returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ fundraiser returns

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation seeks volunteer hosts for its signature fundraiser, “The Nights of 100 Dinners,” for a series of events to be held in March 2019. Last year, this popular event brought more than 1,000 friends and neighbors together all across SOMA in more than 40 private gatherings, large and small, allowing […]

CHS student to star in ‘Nutcracker’ with NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

CHS student to star in ‘Nutcracker’ with NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Anna Pettigrew, 15, of South Orange, will join renowned professional guest artists when she performs “Toy Soldier” and “Archangel” in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Pettigrew is currently a sophomore at Columbia High School. NJDTE returns to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State […]

Towns’ health depts. take close look at school bathrooms

Towns’ health depts. take close look at school bathrooms

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department recently completed an inspection of the Columbia High School bathrooms after Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is chairman of the Board of Health, requested at a Nov. 7 Township Committee meeting that an inspection be conducted. In addition, the South Orange Health Department inspected the […]

‘Shakespeare in Love’ continues to be smashing success at CHS

‘Shakespeare in Love’ continues to be smashing success at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s drama club, The Parnassian Society, found its muse last weekend with sold-out performances of “Shakespeare in Love” and has added two additional performances at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, in the CHS Black Box Theatre. CHS is participating with Disney Theatrical Productions to pilot […]

Mapsopoly is hot off the press and on sale now

Mapsopoly is hot off the press and on sale now

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The best board game in town is back! Mapsopoly is a localized South Orange and Maplewood version of the board game Monopoly. All proceeds from the sales of the new, updated issue of the game will go to Columbia High School’s Midnight Madness fund, a drug- and alcohol-free post-graduation […]

Appreciating classical piano with SOMAS

Appreciating classical piano with SOMAS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will present “Classical Piano Music Appreciation: A Duet” on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room C237 at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Music for one piano, four hands, joins together two people who enjoy the challenge of sitting side by side, […]

After 50 years, Maplewood still loves ultimate Frisbee

Maplewood has ‘spirit of the game’ for ultimate Frisbee

After 50 years, Maplewood still loves ultimate Frisbee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 1968, a group of students took to the student parking lot at Columbia High School and began throwing around a plastic disc, combining some rules of both football and soccer. They worked to perfect their invention, and in the spring the first game of ultimate Frisbee was played between the CHS […]

CHS dramatists tackle massive undertaking in fall play

Daring swordfights, illicit love and more at Columbia High School

CHS dramatists tackle massive undertaking in fall play

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Columbia High School’s Parnassian Society are traveling back in time to the 16th century when they stage “Shakespeare in Love,” from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. The drama club is putting on the theater version of the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards and was nominated for another […]