Celebrate Mardi Gras in SOMA

Celebrate Mardi Gras in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mardi Gras in SOMA 2020 is almost here. Grab your krewe and join the Achieve Foundation at this community party on Friday, Feb. 28. It’s a not-to-be-missed celebration kicking off Achieve’s month-long Nights of 100 Dinners fundraiser happening in March. Fueling the festive ambiance, The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, will […]

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall meeting at The Woodland in Maplewood on Jan. 29, speaking to area residents about state government initiatives and answering several questions from members of the audience. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, who represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District, introduced Murphy at the event. “We found we had […]

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Volunteerism is important to everyone in THE community, both in terms of giving and receiving. That is why SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is planning to hold another communitywide volunteer fair this spring. All community organizations and residents are invited to participate at the fair on Sunday, March 1, from 1 […]

CCR to discuss myths about physical racial differences

CCR to discuss myths about physical racial differences

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Coffee House Discussion for Black History Month focuses on The New York Times 1619 Project essay, “Myths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today,” written in August 2019 by Linda Villarosa, a writer, journalist, educator […]

Reading ‘Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical’

Reading ‘Spun: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — American Theater Group’s Reading Series brings theater-lovers together with playwrights and actors and offers audience members the exciting opportunity to help shape new works. Following the read through, guests are invited to participate in a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. This event will be Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7 […]

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, […]

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