SOMA students to perform with Broadway professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students will perform in Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret on Sunday, May 22, at South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret will also showcase Broadway professionals from shows including “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “School of Rock” and “The Color Purple,” among others, who, through Vanguard’s […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016 Rising Star Award nominations

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill […]

HIB investigation at CHS is delayed

With initial ‘two- to four-week’ inquiry time passed, Seitz has yet to speak to main players

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A parent of one of the former Columbia High School baseball players who was allegedly bullied by the coaching staff said he has not yet been interviewed by the independent investigator employed by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into the matter, although the investigator was hired Feb. […]

Maplewood Glee Club to put on extraordinary performance

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The spring concert of the Maplewood Glee Club will be Saturday, April 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St. in Maplewood. The glee club is led by musical director Greg Scime, with John Conte as accompanist. The Maplewood Glee Club portion of the program includes popular selections […]

Century of Columbia High School yearbooks now online

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Library’s collection of Columbia High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s digital archive. The yearbooks date from 1915 to the present. All are available on the Internet, except for the latest 10 years, where access is restricted to the library buildings to protect the privacy […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

CHS Boosters golf classic returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s almost tee time for the 18th annual Columbia High School Cougar Boosters Golf Classic this May 2 at Maplewood Country Club. Proceeds from the classic support school athletics and extracurricular activities at the high school, and since 1994 the Boosters have handed out more than $300,000. Dozens of […]

Baseball HIB investigation results will not be made public

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some feathers were recently ruffled when it became known that the results of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation, conducted by Parsippany-Troy Hills interim Superintendent LeRoy Seitz into the Columbia High School baseball program will not be made public. Seitz has been hired as an independent professional to conduct […]