Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

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 […]

Coat and toy drive in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village is holding its first coat and toy drive through Dec. 7. Donate gently worn, clean coats and new, unwrapped toys at any of the following locations: the village clerk’s office at 76 South Orange Ave., Suite 302; South Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs office at 5 Mead St.; or […]

SO dedicates tennis courts to Kenneth Graham

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 29, South Orange dedicated its new tennis courts to Kenneth Graham, a lifelong South Orange resident who coached tennis in the community for several decades. The event featured the unveiling of two new signs, as well as a tennis tournament. “It was through the words and written testimony […]

Root, root, root for the home team Villagers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Villagers certainly didn’t let the fear of striking out hold them back on Saturday, Sept. 15, as the team faced the Flemington Neshanock at historic Cameron Field in a 19th-century baseball game, played with the sport’s rules from 1864. The afternoon was part game, part exhibition and part […]

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 […]

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