Biggham and friends give exhilarating fundraising concert for Seth Boyden

Biggham and friends give exhilarating fundraising concert for Seth Boyden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Grammy-winning gospel music producer and singer Rev. Milton Biggham brought the house down with his fundraising educational concert for Seth Boyden on March 26. More than 400 people attended “The Story of Gospel: A Unique American Art Form.” The legendary Biggham gathered a host of veteran gospel musicians for the event, including […]

SOMSD fine arts spring calendar

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District recently released its spring fine arts calendar. Events are as follows: Monday, April 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., Columbia High School choir Canens Vocem will perform at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Wednesday, April 19, from 5 to 10 p.m., Columbia […]

Maplewood Green Team and SOSMD focus on overheating issues in classrooms

Maplewood Green Team and SOSMD focus on overheating issues in classrooms

MAPLEWOOD, NJ —  The South Orange-Maplewood School District and the Maplewood Green Team are working together on a multi-year action plan to address overheating issues in the schools. Because the school buildings are almost a century old, this project is a cost-effective way to achieve greater classroom comfort as well as energy savings. “If you […]

Gospel music legend to perform at Seth Boyden benefit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Legendary gospel singer, songwriter and producer Rev. Milton Biggham will host an educational concert of historic and contemporary music, “The Story of Gospel: A Unique American Art Form,” on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium to benefit Seth Boyden Elementary. Led by Biggham, a choir of […]

Community forum for immigrants, allies

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center will host a community forum for immigrants on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Seth Boyden School Library, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. Immigrants and allies, come hear from local immigration experts and ask your questions. Are you an immigrant who works, studies or lives in Maplewood, South […]

Two Towns Turkey Trot fundraiser draws record crowd

Two Towns Turkey Trot fundraiser draws record crowd

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Nov. 19, sunshine and nearly 60-degree temperatures greeted the more than 250 runners in the Two Towns Turkey Trot 5K and Kids’ Fun Run fundraiser for Seth Boyden School. The atmosphere was sociable, even festive. Race founder and 2016 sponsor Susie Adamson of Keller Williams Midtown Direct […]

Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot returns Nov. 19

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Runners of all ages are invited to join the Two Towns 5K Turkey Trot & Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 19, through South Mountain Reservation. The run will be a scenic one. The route is Crest Drive in the Maplewood part of the reservation, a roadway and paved pedestrian path on […]

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

Seth Boyden School inaugurates outdoor classroom

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two decades of gradually transforming its backyard into a vibrant outdoor learning center, Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood inaugurated the final and most highly anticipated phase of the project: an open-air classroom bordered by an art nook, a performance area and a large habitat garden — a space that the […]

Four Essex County schools achieve sustainability certification in 2016

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced Sept. 6 that 83 schools achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016, though many others are working toward it. The 83 schools come from 24 different school districts across 13 New Jersey counties. In two years, 118 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. […]