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Where to Find Maplewood and South Orange Homes Decked Out for the Holidays

December 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — There are so many SOMA homes with amazing decorations for the holiday season, from homes decorated with strands of twinkling lights to oversized inflatables of Santa and snowpals filling front yards.

Here are homes with great holiday decorations you won't want to miss:


Rainbow Lights on Wyoming - On Sagamore Road at the ...

Snowflake Ball Will Be Held at Salem Golf Club

A new Snowflake Ball will be held at the Salem Golf Club in February, after the North Salem School District told the Pequenakonck PTO it couldn’t happen on school grounds anymore or be a PTO event.

A “Save the Date” for the event was posted on Facebook giving the details: the Snowflake Ball is for PQ girls and their special guest, from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Salem Golf ...

Yorktown-Based Packers Fan Makes Primetime Debut


YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Green Bay Packers are on pace to have their worst season in a decade, so things have never been better for their superfan Tom Grossi.

The Yorktown Heights resident, who hosts a podcast series dedicated to his favorite pro football team, was recently featured in a skit on NBC prior to a “Sunday Night Football” match-up between Grossi’s ...

Mahopac Falls FD Kicks Off the Holiday Season

MAHOPAC FALLS, N.Y. - The Mahopac Falls Fire Department held its annual tree-lighting festivities Friday, Nov. 30, which featured a visit from St. Nick.

With cookies and refreshments at the ready, people were welcomed to the firehouse off Route 6N with the sound of sirens in the distance meaning that Santa was indeed keeping his promise to stop by. Pulling up on a firetruck, Santa bid hello to ...

Reindeer Come to Vista

VISTA, N.Y. – A couple of real-live reindeer visited the Oakridge Common shopping center in Vista on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Kids and their families took turns petting and taking pictures with the 3-year-old reindeer, Jack and Randy, who traveled to the Route 123 shopping center from Buffalo. Santa was close by, handing out gifts and taking pictures with children.

The event was presented by ...

Photos: 2018 Yorktown Fire Department Candy Cane Run

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, Santa Claus once again teamed up with the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department to hand out candy canes to local families at nearly every intersection in town.

Check back next week for photos of the Mohegan Lake Fire Department Candy Cane Run.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for Yorktown News.

Dec. 15 is Final Saturday of Activities at Dickens Village in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the third and final day when the "little houses" of Dickens Village are open for viewing in Ricalton Square in Maplewood Village. While the houses remain throughout the holiday season, this Saturday is the last chance to visit with Santa, take a horse & wagon ride, or visit the petting farm.

Here's the full ...

Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Honors Three in North Salem

Three North Salem residents were honored at the 36th Annual Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on Dec. 7.

The three residents are: Herb Geller,  Rob Loeb, and Anna May Wiede.

The Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS); the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and ...

Master Barber Opens Shop in Somers

Camillo Astrologo is finally home.

For more than half a century, Astrologo racked up accolades for his eponymously named barber shop in Bedford Hills, but this month he re-located the business to Somers where he’s lived for just as long.

He brought with him his two 120-year-old barber chairs and antique cash register to 261 Route 202 where he’ll continue being a master ...

A Very Merry Saturday in Maplewood: Photos from Breakfast with Santa and Springfield Avenue's Annual Holiday Celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday was a day of holiday festivities in Maplewood, beginning with Breakfast with Santa at three local restaurants: Cedar Ridge Cafe, Village Trattoria, and St. James's Gate.

Saturday afternoon was Springfield Avenue's 6th Annual Holiday Celebration, which included live music by BRUNO LEE’S YAHSquad, the Seth Boyden School chorus, storytelling for ...


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