‘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

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

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, […]

SOMAS discusses why Warhol was a singular sensation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will present “Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation” as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Few American artists are as celebrated and […]

Parnassian Society finds its muse with ‘Shakespeare in Love’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s drama club, the Parnassian Society, is participating in the Disney Theatrical Productions pilot program to produce “Shakespeare in Love,” based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, from Thursday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 18, in the CHS Black Box Theatre. The fictional play combines how the […]

Polow wins Jefferson Award

MILLBURN, NJ — Nancy Polow, owner and director of Suburban Speech Center in Short Hills, was awarded the NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the executive leadership award category. Polow graduated from Columbia High School in 1964 and lived in South Orange until 1995. The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 as the official program […]

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]

Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music’s Arts Institute Partnership Grant was renewed for a second year. The grant is designed to provide music lesson services to South Orange-Maplewood School District music students. Last year, South Orange-Maplewood School District’s fine arts department and Montclair State University embarked on one […]