Pedigo takes the reins of growing SOVCA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance recently had a changing of the guard, as Steven Pedigo took over as the organization’s chairman and several new officers were elected to lead the organization, which represents South Orange’s downtown business district. Pedigo, a resident of South Orange since 2014, is the SOVCA’s second […]

SOPAC seeks visual artists for 2018 ‘Playin’ Around S. Orange’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center, the village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and the South Orange Village Center Alliance recently opened the application process for visual artists for the fifth annual “Playin’ Around South Orange,” a public art project that features decorated pianos displayed in various locations throughout the […]

24 Hours of Live Music

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — From noon on Saturday, May 5, to noon on Sunday, May 6, the South Orange Village Center Alliance will kick off its second 24 Hours of Live Music Festival. This free Live Music Bender will be an Arts Unbound ArtBender fundraiser to supports artistic opportunities for people with disabilities. Participation and […]

Two towns celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with business districts, have launched, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where residents from the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate by submitting promotions and offerings for the month of March. […]

Supporting our Pirates and forging stronger bonds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With the Super Bowl done, sports fans in South Orange are likely looking for their next athletic obsession. Why not Seton Hall University basketball? Continuing its long partnership, the South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall have joined to create “South Orange Days,” celebrating the close relationship between the village […]

Seton Hall announces ‘South Orange Days’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall Athletics and the South Orange Village Center Alliance have designated the Saturday, Jan. 20, men’s basketball game vs. Xavier at Prudential Center and the Sunday, Feb. 25, women’s basketball game vs. DePaul at Walsh Gymnasium as “South Orange Days” to celebrate the school’s partnership with its hometown village. To […]

NJSBDC opens affiliate at SHU, first private partnership

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center celebrated their new partnership with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting in Jubilee Hall on the university’s campus in South Orange on Oct. 27. This new partnership gives Seton Hall University the distinction of being the first […]

Trick or treat in Spooky Spiotta

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange will hold its annual Halloween festival on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Spooky Spiotta Park. The costume contest will commence at 5 p.m. The free event will feature Wanda the Giant Witch, music, games, prizes for the costume contest winners, and trick or treating with […]

Take the pledge: ‘SO Not Plastic’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission, South Orange Green Team and the South Orange Village Center Alliance have partnered to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics in the town. During the past year, these groups worked with local businesses to identify alternatives to single-use plastic takeout containers. To take it a step […]