LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

LWV to host public meeting with freeholders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange will host a meeting with Essex County Freeholders on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. In Essex County, 15 percent to 20 percent of property taxes are allocated to the county government. The Essex County Board of […]

Grammar school students ‘Speak Out’ at library event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 9, Maplewood Memorial Library hosted the fourth annual “Kids Speak Out,” an event held during Black History Month that showcases the work of South Orange-Maplewood School District elementary school students. This event encourages students to express themselves through spoken word, poetry and art to celebrate Black History Month. Poetry […]

Attend Maplewood Garden Club events in March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Garden Club will hold two events in early March. A workshop, titled “Yard and Garden Q&A for Newbies and Curious Minds” will be Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the lower-level meeting room at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. Want to feel confident about replacing that struggling […]

Learn about ‘Great African Civilizations’ this month with NAACP

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This month, at five local libraries, the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will offer video presentations that accent “Great African Civilizations.” The significant contributions of ancient African civilizations are too often overlooked or attributed to other cultures. These video presentations will provide insight into the creative, innovative, exceptional genius […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

‘Ladies in the Landscape: 1900–1940’

‘Ladies in the Landscape: 1900–1940’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Maplewood Garden Club will meet at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., to hear Jenny Rose Carey, senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, present “Ladies in the Landscape: 1900–1940,” detailing how horticulture changed the lives of women in the early 20th […]

Local reporter releases new book on media and news

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Joe Strupp, of Maplewood, has written his second book, a non-fiction review of the current state of news, titled “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (And Donald Trump) Are Destroying News And How We Can Save It.” The book, published by Willow Street Press, details what is wrong with today’s news media: not […]

Upcoming book sales at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library are holding two upcoming book sales, a general bag-of-books sale and a bag-of-books sale for younger readers, at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. A general bag-of-books sale will be Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to Sunday’s sale will […]

Caring for your house with the Maplewood HPC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission will be at the Local History Center, located in the Maplewood Hilton Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., for “About Your House: Tips on Its History and Care” on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Maplewood residents are encouraged to stop by and learn about […]

‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Houseplants’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Get your green on this winter and breathe easy with the best houseplants for your home! Join Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., for a fun talk in which you’ll learn how to keep your indoor plants thriving. Stephen Barlow, the […]

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