Maplewood Rec basketball teams to play in championship games

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Four Maplewood Recreation basketball teams have advanced to the championship games in their respective leagues. Here is the schedule: Wednesday Feb. 27 8th Grade Boys vs. West Orange – 7:30 p.m. – Doors to Maplewood Middle School open 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 28 8th Grade Girls vs. West Essex –  6 p.m. […]

Playing fields direly need repair

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The playing fields in both South Orange and Maplewood have fallen into disrepair over the years due to overuse and weather, and the two towns, along with the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, are currently in the midst of a process to restore the fields to better playing conditions […]

Maplewood Rec announces partnership with Denise Hayden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation and Cultural Affairs recently announced a new partnership with Funky Fun Art. Maplewood Community Services Director Melissa Mancuso met Funky Fun Art owner Denise Hayden at a senior event in South Orange last year. In December, the two women sat down to discuss offering new art programming in Maplewood. They […]

Mancuso to spearhead new Community Services Dept.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As 2018 gave way to 2019, a big change took place in Maplewood. The administration created two “super departments” — the Department of Community Services and the Department of Community Development. The new Community Services Department, which covers the Recreation, Health and Welfare divisions, will be headed by new Community Services Director […]

A lot happening at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All seniors are invited to enjoy exercise, meditation, gardening, informational programs and lunch gatherings happening at the Maplewood Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. The center offers a robust schedule that includes multiple fitness classes, group trips, lunches and movies. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own friends and use this […]

Staying healthy as a senior in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This October, Maplewood Recreation is offering two programs geared at keeping senior citizens healthy in body and mind. A group meditation for seniors will be held every Tuesday in October from 11 a.m. to noon, and chair yoga for seniors will be held every Thursday in October from 11 a.m. to noon. […]

Two Towns Triathlon a big success

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Two Towns Triathlon for Kids took place Saturday, Sept. 8. Children ages 7 through 14 participated in a route that included a swim in the South Orange pool, a bike ride through Meadowland Park and the West Montrose neighborhood, and a run around the Duck Pond. The route distances were […]

Maplewood Manta Rays end season on high note

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Manta Rays enjoyed a five-meet season and placed third in championships with the Tri-County Diving League this year. Thunderstorms and inclement weather couldn’t keep this team down! Ben Doubek, new head diving coach, along with assistant coaches, led the Maplewood Manta Rays through a successful season. Season highlights include three […]

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