Maplewood and South Orange accepted into AARP Network

Maplewood and South Orange accepted into AARP Network

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The two towns have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This certification recognizes the two towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and supporting residents as they age in place, according to SOMA Two Towns for All Ages. Joining the AARP Network gives SOMA access to […]

Maplewood hosts green business recycling roundtable

Maplewood hosts green business recycling roundtable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Maplewood will host a business recycling roundtable open to all businesses in Maplewood at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Recycling requirements have become much more stringent this year due to the “National Sword” policy in China, which restricts the types and […]

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

CCR to discuss “Race and SOMA Latinx Community”

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year, the Community Coalition on Race will be exploring the experiences of SOMA emerging affinity groups — such as Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and mixed race — in its Coffee House Discussions. At the first discussion, CCR hopes to explore the intersection of the multidimensional measures of race and the Hispanic/Latinx community on […]

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

Celebrate integration in the two towns with CCR

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold “Celebrating Integration: Local Businesses Are Community Champions” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Honorees at the 2018 event include Yanick Ranieri, master chef and owner of Papillon 25 Restaurant & Bar, and Julie Pauly, […]

Blood drive at The Woodland

Blood drive at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the parlor at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Maplewood Health to schedule an appointment. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card and a $5 […]

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

Performers will be ‘At Home on Stage’ at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of Broadway’s brightest stars will return to the place where everybody knows their names for Interfaith Hospitality Network’s “At Home on Stage,” the cabaret and comedy fundraising event on Monday, June 4, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and opportunity […]

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

Conversations on Race 2018 brings out a diverse crowd

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 100 people came out to discuss what integration means in the 21st century during the annual Conversations on Race, hosted by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race on May 9 at The Woodland. Participants were challenged by powerful moderator Elizabeth Williams-Riley of the American Conference on Diversity to rethink […]

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

CCR to hold neighborhood summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a neighborhood summit, an evening to share ideas about creating and supporting neighborhood groups in town, on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Some questions to be discussed at the meeting include: How do I […]

Nearly a decade in, Rent Party thrives

For nine years, SOMA nonprofit has partnered with community to combat hunger, food insecurity

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 […]

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