50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

About your house: tips on its history and care

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission will be at the Local History Center located in the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., on Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. Residents are encouraged to stop by and learn about the history and architecture of their homes. Come […]

Making movies in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Filmmaker Bob Pusateri will screen his latest production, “Pezzonovante,” or “Big Shot,” on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. This short film about a young girl who makes a deal with the mob has been shown at a number of film festivals around the […]

Spring book sale at MML

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Friends of the Maplewood Library is holding its annual spring book sale on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. On Sunday, enter via the parking lot. A wide-ranging selection […]

Be a garden landlord

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., accomplished gardener and environmentalist Regina Carlson returns to the Maplewood Garden Club with her most recent garden talk: “Plants That Pay Their Rent and Plants That Should Be Evicted.” Based on her experience growing hundreds of kinds of […]

Two towns’ celebrate the impact women make

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The women of South Orange and Maplewood are coming together to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March, with Maplewood Committeewoman Nancy Adams and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum leading the charge. Kicking off with a cocktail hour at the South Mountain Tavern on Thursday, March […]

Woman’s Club donates $300K to library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite once said these words and the Maplewood Woman’s Club has clearly taken them to heart, handing over a check for $300,000 to the Maplewood Memorial Library Foundation on Feb. 22. This check is […]

Learn about your house’s history

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission will hold “About Your House: Tips on Its History and Care” on Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave. Members of the HPC will be on hand and Maplewood residents are encouraged to stop by and learn about […]

Tuscan students participate in Maplewood Library event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Feb. 3, students from Tuscan School, along with other elementary school students from the South Orange-Maplewood School District, participated in the Maplewood Memorial Library’s “Kids Speak Out” event. This event was to encourage students to “speak out” and express themselves through writing, art and music to celebrate Black History Month. […]

‘Birding for All Seasons in New Jersey’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Learn how birding leads to environmental stewardship on Monday, March 5, when Maplewood Garden Club hosts Tedor Whitman, executive director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. One of Whitman’s favorite topics is birds, birding and conservation; during […]