Taking a leap to help local schools

Taking a leap to help local schools

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School Cougar Boosters will host a leap year celebration to raise money to help students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Gymnasium, 217 Prospect St. in South Orange. Since 1974 the CHS Cougar Boosters […]

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

Let’s talk vegetable gardening in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County will discuss vegetable gardening on Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden, 220 Prospect St. in South Orange. The session is open to all vegetable gardeners, beginner to advanced, and will focus on summer gardening […]

Rent Party lineup brings some big voices

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rent Party, the area nonprofit that works to combat hunger in the South Orange-Maplewood community, holds monthly concerts at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admission is charged and all proceeds go to help fight hunger. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., hear Shemekia Copeland, with special guests Shark Hat, […]

Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express to headline Rent Party

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, plus special guests the Marco Ranieri Band, will play Rent Party at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3568080. “We’re excited to have singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet in […]

Rent Party’s Dickson honored in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ — Rent Party co-founder Chris Dickson was an Honoree at the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards on Saturday, June 2, in Trenton. Dickson was lauded in the founders and innovators category, which “recognizes individuals whose vision and dedication result in the establishment of a new organization to meet unmet needs or new […]

Nearly a decade in, Rent Party thrives

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For nine years, Rent Party has been providing the South Orange-Maplewood community with “good music and cold beer at a reasonable price.” The nonprofit organization, founded by friends Chris Dickson and David Wagner, not only brings stellar live music to The Woodland in Maplewood one Friday each month, but fundraises for and […]

James Hunter to perform at Rent Party

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s favorite monthly live music event will present Daptone Records recording artist James Hunter on Friday night, Feb. 23, at The Woodland. Proceeds from the show will help fight hunger in Maplewood-South Orange. Tickets are available at www.brownpaperticket.com. It has been 10 years since the Englishman burst onto the scene with his […]

‘Party with a Purpose’ raises $12,000 to celebrate Collum’s birthday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 18, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum hosted her annual birthday party with the South Orange and Maplewood community and announced that more than $12,000 was raised by 200 donors in two weeks to tackle food insecurity at Columbia High School. “I think many of us often take […]