SOMSD fine arts spring calendar

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District recently released its spring fine arts calendar. Events are as follows: Monday, April 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., Columbia High School choir Canens Vocem will perform at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Wednesday, April 19, from 5 to 10 p.m., Columbia […]

Columbia HS spring teams get ready for their seasons

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School spring sports teams will begin their seasons. The baseball team will visit Verona in the season opener on April 3. The softball team will host Verona on April 3 in the season opener. The boys’ tennis team will visit Livingston on April 3 in the season opener. The […]

SOMSD to hold town hall on equity and inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District will hold a town hall on equity and inclusion, focusing on recent events within the district and the many responses, on Wednesday, March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Columbia High School Cafeteria, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Superintendent of Schools John […]

CHS art students raise money for trip to Spain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students at Columbia High School taking a college-level course in art history have been offered the opportunity to continue their art immersion with a summer study-abroad trip to Spain. On Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, they will host a giant rummage sale […]

Hands on at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — March is Makers Month at South Orange Public Library. On Saturday, March 18, is Makers Mayhem at the library with non-stop hands on activities for everyone, from 3D making to a community building art installation, and featuring the Columbia High School Robotics Club as a special guest. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

Gospel music legend to perform at Seth Boyden benefit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Legendary gospel singer, songwriter and producer Rev. Milton Biggham will host an educational concert of historic and contemporary music, “The Story of Gospel: A Unique American Art Form,” on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary. Led by Biggham, a choir of […]

Parenting Center, PTAs to screen ‘Beyond Measure’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center and Elementary School PTAs will host a special screening of “Beyond Measure,” from the makers of “Race to Nowhere,” on Thursday, March 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Clinton Elementary School, 27 Berkshire Road in Maplewood. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. […]

College and career night at CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School will hold its annual college and career night on Wednesday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the main gym at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Representatives from more than 120 colleges, technical schools, vocational schools, gap year opportunities, and military, civil service and other […]

Renowned sculptor visits CHS

Renowned sculptor visits CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School welcomed Willie Cole, renowned sculptor and artist, to speak to various classes in the arts department on Jan. 9. Recognized primarily for his iron print work, Cole has had his pieces exhibited all over the country in many galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan […]

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

Ellis returns to his Maplewood roots to display his art

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s entirely possibly that anyone taking a close look at Stephen B. Ellis’ art will hear the rich sounds of an alto saxophone or the smooth undertones of a bass guitar playing in the background. Ellis’ musically influenced work is on display this month at the Maplewood Memorial Library as part of […]

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