SOMA Celebrates Pride together this June

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month in June, the townships of Maplewood and South Orange have joined together for their second “SOMA Celebrates Pride.” This coordinated initiative, spearheaded by members of the Maplewood Township Committee, seeks to highlight and promote LGBTQ visibility and awareness, foster safe spaces for affirmation […]

Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be June 15

Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be June 15

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The sixth annual Two Towns Triathlon for Kids will be in South Orange on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 8 a.m. Entrants must be residents of South Orange or Maplewood between the ages of 7 and 14 as of June 15. Registration for this event may be done online here or […]

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The annual parade celebrating the kickoff of the 2019 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be Saturday, April 27. The parade, led by members of the Columbia High School marching band, will leave CHS’ Ritzer Field at 9 a.m. sharp and walk a route along Valley Street […]

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning its fourth year of sponsorship by the township of Maplewood, SeniorStudio is an innovative program that includes eight weeks of formal studio art lessons with a curriculum specially created for seniors, culminating in a final project and a specially curated trip to Newark Museum. “This has been a highly successful, well-run […]

Maplewood Travel Basketball program enjoys best season in Suburban League

Maplewood Travel Basketball program enjoys best season in Suburban League

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Travel Basketball program recently concluded its most successful season since the inception of the Suburban League in 1974. Sponsored by the Maplewood Recreation Department, the program consists of eight teams ranging from grade 4 to grade 8. That includes 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys’ teams, and 6th, […]

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In celebration of Valentine’s Day last month, the Maplewood Recreation Department hosted Truffles and Puppies at the Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. Rite Dadaian of Cakes Couture did a live demonstration on cake decorating and truffle making, among other artistic and delicious techniques. The seniors loved trying the delicious cake from […]

Maplewood Rec basketball teams to play in championship games

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

Two towns, school district partner to rehabilitate shared playing fields

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 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 […]

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