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 […]

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House & Garden on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. with gingerbread houses, a paper ornament activity, treats and shopping. Children can also visit with a Victorian Santa, so be sure to have your camera ready. Gingerbread house contestants must enter by Dec. 8. […]

Lester to speak at the HNA meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s meeting will feature Sarah Lester, director of the Maplewood Memorial Library. She will discuss exciting plans to create a “Library for the 21st Century.” Maplewood is a town of enthusiastic library users […]

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘Chanticleer Gravel Garden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join the Maplewood Garden Club on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when Lisa Roper presents “The Chanticleer Gravel Garden.” Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a contemporary garden within a historic setting in Wayne, Pa. She has worked and photographed […]

Maplewood Library book sale is back!

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Friends of Maplewood Library is holding its fall book sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. Sunday’s sale will be a bag sale with entry via the parking lot only. A […]