Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

Maplewood native Karen Eriksson-Lee sets the stage for the future generation of ballet dancers

Dancing through life, thanks to SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To many, dancing is as essential as breathing. This is certainly true for Karen Eriksson-Lee, the Columbia High School graduate who recently opened a dance school in New York City, just a PATH ride away. Eriksson-Lee and friend Leslie Seeger recently opened NYC Classical Training in the West Village. Prior to this, […]

Four Essex County schools achieve sustainability certification in 2016

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced Sept. 6 that 83 schools achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016, though many others are working toward it. The 83 schools come from 24 different school districts across 13 New Jersey counties. In two years, 118 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. […]

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the third straight year, an enthusiastic group of Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders have participated in the “Pencils for Ethiopia” program, as part of a community service project. This year, 20 students chose to devote their time to collecting pencils for the cause. The service project teaches children about the hardships faced […]

Girl Scouts donate cookie sales to YMCA

Local Brownie troop gives 10 percent of money raised in cookie drive to Y to give back to town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The members of Brownie Troop 20874 had a two-fold lesson with this season’s Girl Scout cookie sale campaign: financial literacy and the importance of giving back. The troop donated 10 percent of its cookie sales, a total of $200, to the South Mountain YWCA as their charity of choice in an April […]