Maplewood Strollers Presents "How the World Got Wisdom"

In celebration of Black History Month, the Maplewood Strollers community theater continues its 88th season with a show for children of all ages, How the World Got Wisdom. A multi-ethnic, multi-generational celebration, How the World Got Wisdom depicts a collection of folktales mined from the rich treasure of African legend. These fables are enacted through dance, music, stories, and scenes. While portraying the colorful wealth of African history and folklore, the fables also make their morals relevant to contemporary life.

The show will be presented for two weekends at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. Evening performances will take place on Friday, January 31 and February 7 at 7:00 p.m. Matinee performances will be held on Saturday, February 1 and 8, and Sunday, February 2 and 9. Each day will feature two performances, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Visit www.thestrollers.org for information and to purchase tickets, or call 973-761-8453 to reserve tickets.

Contact Information
  1. Maplewood Strollers
  2. 9737618453
  3. TRandinelli@gmail.com
Sat, February 01
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/01/2020 1:00pm 02/01/2020 2:30pm America/New_York Maplewood Strollers Presents "How the World Got Wisdom"

In celebration of Black History Month, the Maplewood Strollers community theater continues its 88th season with a show for children of all ages, How the World Got Wisdom. A multi-ethnic, multi-generational celebration, How the World Got Wisdom depicts a collection of folktales mined from the rich treasure of African legend. These fables are enacted through dance, music, stories, and scenes. While ...

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Throwback Thursday: The First Amendment's Freedom of Assembly in Action in Nutley NJ

January 23, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - On Jan. 23, 2019, Nutley Public School teachers rallied peacefully in front of John H. Walker Middle School in a sign of unity with their representatives who were negotiating their contract with the Board of Education. The contract was eventually settled, and based on information presented in subsequent BOE meetings, the teacher's hard work paid off in the form of ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau Free Counseling Sessions

Nutley, as a community, has suffered a great loss as a result of this weekend’s tragic and fatal house fire.  The Nutley Family Service Bureau will be offering the following free counseling sessions to assist the community during this difficult time.    

They will also be providing support and assistance to the Nutley School district during the week as ...

Vision for Newark Archdiocese: Accountability, Transparency, and Communication

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This broad pastoral vision outlines the path forward in the wake of past ...

Vision for Newark Archdiocese: Pastoral Planning

There is a quote, popularly attributed to Henry Kissinger, that states: “If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”

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Official Notice: Board of Education Meeting Jan. 28, 2020

January 16, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Open Public Board Meeting on Tuesday,  January 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room of the John H. Walker Middle School.

Formal action will be taken.
Edward J. Appleton
Interim Business Administrator/
Board Secretary

Annual Notice Township of Nutley Rent Leveling Board 2020 Public Meeting Schedule

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Law, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 the Public meetings of the Rent Leveling Board of the Township of Nutley, Essex County, State of New Jersey will be held on the following dates at the Township of Nutley, Municipal Building, One Kennedy Drive, Third (3rd) Floor Commission Chambers, Nutley, New Jersey 07110 at 4:00 P.M. at which formal ...

Annual Official Notice Township of Nutley 2020 Holiday Schedule

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that the following days shall be considered paid holidays:

 

 

2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 




Wednesday


January 1, 2020


New Year’s Day




Monday


January 20, 2020


Martin ...

Nutley Free Public Library February 2020 Programs

February 2020 Programs at Nutley Public Library

 

Saturday, February 1, 22, 29 at 11:00 a.m. – Drop-in Craft.  Stop by the Children’s Room to make a craft to take home.  For all ages while supplies last!  No registration required.

 

Monday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. – DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Each month ...

Nutley Public Library 2020 Winter Reading Challenge

The Nutley Public Library invites readers once again to participate in the nationwide 2020 Winter Reading Challenge. From January 1st to January 31st, children, teens and adults are challenged to read (or have read to them) at least 620 minutes (20 minutes or more a day) during the month of January and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at ...

The Kingsland Manor Presents A Wine and Spirits Prohibition Party

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Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

          Come as a flapper or come as you are,

          Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

          It is going to be ...

Van Riper House's Wish for 2020 Comes True: A New Lease and Path to Restoration and Revitalization

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'Goodnight Nobody' Explores Emotional Terrain

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On the SnapChat video of January 2020 featuring Nutley High School students

January 6, 2020

Dear Dr. Glazer and members of the Nutley community, past and present,

We are a coalition of Nutley High School alumni/ae writing in response to the recent news that Nutley High School freshmen broadcast a SnapChat video featuring racist language and sentiments. We are dismayed to have learned of this event, but we are hopeful that the school system and community more broadly ...

To the Editor: Not the First Time Montclair Leader Mentions Jews

To the Editors:

I was saddened to learn about the anti-Semitic comments made by James Harris at Councilwoman Baskerville's community forum on December 30.  Unfortunately, this was not the first time Mr. Harris has publicly made anti-Semitic remarks. 

Two or three years ago, I attended an event at the firehouse on Pine Street hosted by Montclair Cares about Schools.  Mr.

On3

Topology Presents Survey Findings at Nutley BOC Meeting for On3 Redevelopment Site

January 14, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Topology representatives Philip Abramson, founder and CEO and Christopher Colley, a development analyst gave an update on the data they collected and conclusions from the survey responses on the On3 site, formerly Hoffmann-La Roche during the Tuesday, Dec. 17, Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting. Commissioners Steven L. Rogers and Mauro G. Tucci were absent ...

Photo of the Day: Nutley's Own Skyline

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Fagioli is a familiar face ...

Essex County Announces Plan to Build New Office Building Next to Historic Hall of Records

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NEWARK, NJ - The historic Essex County Hall of Records in Newark is getting a modern companion building, county officials announced today.

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The building will provide space for 11 courtrooms for Tax Court and ...

Ex-Inmates Complete Newark Intervention Program

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Teenager Dies in East Brunswick Municipal Pond Ice Break

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Governor Murphy to Send State Troopers to Puerto Rico

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Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers Newark

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This story first ran on TAPinto Newark.

NEWARK, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, have opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity. 

The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful ...

Official Notice: Board of Education Meeting Jan. 28, 2020

January 16, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Open Public Board Meeting on Tuesday,  January 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room of the John H. Walker Middle School.

Formal action will be taken.
Edward J. Appleton
Interim Business Administrator/
Board Secretary

Update from Nutley Public Schools Superintendent Glazer Regarding Respect and Inclusion

January 6, 2020

Dear Nutley Staff, Students, Parents and Community,

I wanted to follow up with the Nutley community regarding my letter dated January 2, 2020. These past several days have been a trying time for the school district, our students, staff, and the community as a whole. I think we can all agree that the current narrative surrounding our community does not reflect our collective ...

Girls Nutley Parks and Recreation Softball and Travel Softball Registration Now Open for 2020 Season

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Girls Softball Program and Travel Softball Program.  These programs are open to Nutley Girls and will create a positive softball experience through the education of the sport, stressing the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun!!!  Young ladies ...

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Nutley Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to open registration for “Aspiring Authors”.

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Dr. Stephanie Dalianis-Antell ...

The Kingsland Manor Presents A Wine and Spirits Prohibition Party

NUTLEY, NJ - Prohibition officially began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect. 

Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

          Come as a flapper or come as you are,

          Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

          It is going to be ...

Van Riper House's Wish for 2020 Comes True: A New Lease and Path to Restoration and Revitalization

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Nutley Police Department Blotter Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2020

January 18, 2020

1/11/2020

Motor Vehicle Stop – Washington Avenue – Officers initiated a motor vehicle stop which resulted in the arrest of the driver Ariel Falcon, 30, of Newark.  He was transported to Headquarters without incident, processed, and issued a summons charging him with Possession of Marijuana.  Mr. Falcon was also issued three (3) traffic citations including ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 23, 2020

TRENTON – It’s impossible to argue that this country doesn’t have a gun problem. So why is the federal government trying to loosen its rules on those plastic guns made by 3D printers? That’s what New Jersey officials are trying to figure out, seething that the Trump Administration thinks it makes perfect sense to ease restrictions on that dreadful ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy and NJ Human Services Announce Reductions in Child Care Co-payments by 50 Percent

January 23, 2020

Move Will Save 32,000 Working Families $23 Million Per Year; Represents Latest Murphy Administration Investment in Affordable Child Care for New Jersey Families

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Spaying It Forward in 2020

CPAW NJ (Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ) and the Bloomfield Township Animal Shelter are teaming up to trap, neuter and release as many feral/community Bloomfield cats as possible over the winter in a new program called “Spay It Forward.”

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Improved Tax Withholding Estimator helps workers target the refund they want; shows how to fill out new 2020 W-4

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay.

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press, 2019)

On a road trip to Florida in 2000, my husband asked me what I was reading that was causing me to laugh out loud. “I am reading a new book by Sophie Kinsella called Confessions of a Shopaholic,” I replied. “Shauna gave it to me to read.” My 14-year-old daughter already had discerning taste in literature and I ...

Obituaries

Mar 10, 1942 - Jan 19, 2020
Loving Mother and Grandmother Karen Demmer, 77 of Newark, passed away on Sunday, January 19, ...
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Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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