Annual Eva Samo Lecture celebrates namesake’s 100th birthday

Annual Eva Samo Lecture celebrates namesake’s 100th birthday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It was Eva Samo’s milestone 100th birthday and she celebrated by giving a gift to the South Orange–Maplewood community: an insightful preview of what’s ahead, worldwide, a presentation made by Ralph Buultjens, a leading analyst of global affairs who is also a longtime personal friend. Already well-known to South Orange–Maplewood Adult School […]

Maplewood woman becomes supercentenarian

Maplewood woman becomes supercentenarian

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A supercentenarian is someone who has reached the age of 110. This age is achieved by approximately only one in 1,000 centenarians. It is estimated that there are about 300 living people in the world who have reached the remarkable age of 110. The true number is uncertain as not all supercentenarians […]

Multi-chamber networking event in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host a multi-chamber networking event on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. The Chambers of Commerce from Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Livingston, North Essex and West Orange will gather for an evening of networking and […]

Maplewood business card exchange

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce will host its annual business card exchange on Monday, March 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Don’t miss the chamber’s largest, networking event of the year. Meet chamber members and local business people. Network and exchange information and learn […]

Christmas with First Presbyterian & Trinity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season at First Presbyterian & Trinity Church in South Orange on all Sundays of Advent, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 111 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. On Sunday, Dec. 17, the third Sunday of Advent, the church will have a family […]

Maplewood artist releases new CD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Leon Neal, who has been a Maplewood resident for more than 20 years, performs jazz, R&B, classical and Broadway show tunes. His new jazz CD, “We Dance at Midnight,” was recently released. “We Dance at Midnight” is a collection of soulful, passionate songs that will touch your heart and make you smile, […]

‘The Hammersteins’ in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III will hold a discussion of his book “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family” on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Winchester Gardens, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. For additional information, call 888-816-8527.

Winchester Gardens earns industry’s seal of approval

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Winchester Gardens, a senior living community in Maplewood, recently announced that it has once again earned the highest vote of confidence from CARF, an international nonprofit accreditor that sets standards of excellence for health and human service organizations. An organization receiving a five-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous […]

Tuscan students, seniors build connections

Tuscan students, seniors build connections

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tuscan Elementary School teacher Claire Sinclair recently took her class on a field trip to Winchester Gardens in Maplewood to connect with the seniors there. “This school year, I wrote and received a grant to ‘Bridge Generations,’” Sinclair said. “The idea was to bring my kindergarten class to a nearby senior citizen […]

Events for seniors in Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative has several events tagged for the community’s seniors. These events are presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. A springtime concert featuring pianist Bingyu Liu will be Sunday, April 9, […]