MDR stages reading of Carabatsos play

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of “We Will Not Describe the Conversation,” written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, […]

CCR celebrates 20 years in the two towns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will host “Celebrating Integration: Many Voices, One Community” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The event will feature dinner, live music, dancing and an auction. Cocktail attire is suggested. Admission is […]

MDR to present staged reading of ‘The Burdens’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep kicks off its 2016-17 newly renamed staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” with a presentation of “The Burdens,” written by Matt Schatz and directed by Mark Armstrong. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 […]

Traffic and pedestrian safety summit in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is a walking town and everyone needs to focus more energy on pedestrian safety and enforcement of traffic laws. On June 20, Mayor Vic DeLuca convened a meeting of municipal department directors, the police and fire chiefs, traffic engineers and pedestrian safety advocates to discuss what Maplewood Township can do to […]

Midtown Direct Rep announces new partnership, moves to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Midtown Direct Rep recently announced a new partnership with the township of Maplewood. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, MDR will present its staged readings and other productions as the resident theater company of The Woodland, located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. MDR’s newly named staged reading series, “Theater at The Woodland,” […]

Blood drive at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a blood drive at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. This drive is being sponsored by the American Red Cross, U.S. Army Recruiters and the township health department. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. […]

CCR to celebrate 20 years in the community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at The Woodland in Maplewood. Great food, live music, a fun auction and more will make this evening — “Celebrating Integration: Many Voices-One Community” — special. More details will […]

Attend a free dance performance at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dancing at The Woodland featuring members of the NYC based Lydia Johnson Dance Company will offer a free performance to the public on Sunday, July 17, at 7 p.m. The Woodland is located at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Performing on the open floor of The Woodland’s great hall, dancers will present […]

Summersgill holds campaign kickoff at Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 50 people of all ages filled the Woodland for Mike Summersgill’s campaign kickoff rally, which included karaoke, face painting and an ice cream truck. Summersgill joined local children on stage and tried to keep up with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” — a potential campaign mantra for a Republican running […]

Two towns work to become age-friendly

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood will jointly host a community forum to discuss “SOMA – Becoming Age-Friendly Communities.” This event, funded by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care, will address services for older adults and will serve as a springboard for ideas about how the two towns can address the changing needs of […]