SOMAS honors Kopecky and Lester at annual meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School presented The Gus & Thelma Sickles Lifelong Learners Award to South Orange Public Library Director Melissa Kopecky and Maplewood Memorial Library Director Sarah Lester at its annual meeting on May 21 in recognition of their dedication to lifelong learning. Kopecky has been the director of the South […]

Maplewood Chamber to honor Sarah Lester

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Friday, June 15, at Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Distinguished Service Award has been presented to leaders in Maplewood’s business and civic community for more than 60 years […]

‘Spring Into Action’ at the Baird

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., community seniors and active older adults are invited to the Baird Community Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, for a day of leisure activities including art, fitness, learning and more. The event will include a continental breakfast and lunch and […]

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 […]