Maplewood salutes veterans on Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at Town Hall on Sunday, Nov. 11, in which the Maplewood Concert Band played patriotic tunes as veteran residents introduced themselves to the town and talked about their service. The Maplewood VFW Post 1010 Honor Guard presented the colors to open the ceremony. “We […]

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department appointed its first police chaplains this month. On March 20, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution appointing six clergy members from Maplewood and South Orange and police chaplains. Resolution No. 72-18 appointed to this new position Rev. Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood, Rev. […]

Christmas with First Presbyterian & Trinity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season at First Presbyterian & Trinity Church in South Orange on all Sundays of Advent, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 111 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. On Sunday, Dec. 17, the third Sunday of Advent, the church will have a family […]

Christmas with First Presbyterian & Trinity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season at First Presbyterian & Trinity Church in South Orange on all Sundays of Advent, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with services at 111 South Orange Ave., South Orange. On Sunday, Dec. 10, the second Sunday of Advent, there will be an adult […]

St. Cloud food drive to benefit local pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Bright orange fliers have been appearing on the front door handles of every house in the St. Cloud neighborhood to announce the third annual St. Cloud Cares Neighborhood Food Drive on Saturday, May 20. The fliers ask residents to donate nonperishable food items and to put their donations out by 9 […]

‘A Composer’s Vision’ in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 12, at noon, Grigory Smirnov, the organist at First Presbyterian and Trinity Church in South Orange, will discuss his musical process in “A Composer’s Vision: How Composers Develop Their Work.” The event will be moderated by pianist Beatrice Long. Smirnov earned a bachelor’s of music degree in composition […]

Seaton discusses faith around the world

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Religious book author Rev. Leslie T. Seaton discussed his latest work, “Faith Beyond Borders,” a book on the basic tenets of the world’s five major religions, at a July 24 presentation at First Presbyterian & Trinity Church in South Orange. Photo Courtesy of Russell Ben Ali