Oysterfest donates more than $20K to local families, melanoma research

Oysterfest donates more than $20K to local families, melanoma research

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Recently, the Robert J. Miller Foundation donated $20,000 to the Melanoma Research Foundation in memory of Chris Westdyk. The funds were raised from the fifth annual Oysterfest celebration in September. Bob Miller was a longtime Maplewood resident who lived in the heart of town with his wife, Grace, and their four daughters. […]

Participate in Achieve’s 2020 ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’

Participate in Achieve’s 2020 ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Organizers of the Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, now in its 16th year, are looking for people to host events for their friends in March 2020. Sound like fun? It is! If you can throw a party, you can get involved and make a difference. The Achieve Foundation raises […]

Experience ‘Black and Blue’ at Progressive gala

Experience ‘Black and Blue’ at Progressive gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Nov. 22, Progressive Theater in Maplewood will host its Black & Blue Fundraising Gala at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, from 6 to 11 p.m. Master of Ceremonies and founder of Progressive Theater, Gregory Omar Osborne, will curate a nostalgic evening paying homage to the 1989 Broadway musical […]

Second Oktoberfest at The Woodland draws enthusiasts

Second Oktoberfest at The Woodland draws enthusiasts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 5, the SOMA Brewing Company, in partnership with the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs and Pollock Properties Group of Keller Williams, hosted its second Oktoberfest at The Woodland to benefit the Vanessa Pollock Music Fund of the Achieve Foundation. The fundraiser featured plenty of activities for the whole family, […]

Full crowd at SOMAS presentation on investigative journalism

Full crowd at SOMAS presentation on investigative journalism

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It was standing room only at The Woodland on Thursday, Oct. 10, as WNYC’s Nancy Solomon and ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein addressed the question, “Can Investigative Journalism Save New Jersey?” “Communities all across the country are struggling with cutbacks to their local newspapers,” Solomon said. “We have a great need for investigative journalism, […]

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will hold an interactive workshop and community forum on domestic and intimate partner violence on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. All are welcome to this event, which falls during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “In Her Shoes” workshop, presented by the Rachel […]

Second Maplewood Oktoberfest comes to town

Second Maplewood Oktoberfest comes to town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA Brewing Company, in partnership with the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs and Pollock Properties Group of Keller Williams, will host its second Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 8 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood.  The family-friendly event will include plenty of activities and entertainment […]

Rock your socks off while helping others

Rock your socks off while helping others

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s Department of Community Services will kick off #Socktober sock drives with a “Rock Your Socks Off” free family dance party this Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admissions is a recommended donation of a pair of new socks. “Rock Your Socks […]

CCR to host annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ dinner

CCR to host annual ‘Celebrating Integration’ dinner

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host its annual “Celebrating Integration” dinner, focusing on community building by honoring difference, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. This year’s event will honor Patricia Canning, George Robinson and SOMA Cross Cultural Works. There will […]

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