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Special Dance to Perform at Columbia High School on May 19 and May 20

The annual performance of the Special dance Company of Columbia High School is scheduled for May 19 and May 20 at 8 p.m.

The Special Dance Company of Columbia High School is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are chosen through a selective audition process. Under the direction of Kandice N. Point-Du-Jour they study modern dance technique, improvisation, choreography, and dance history.

Each year the Company is proud to give the Janet Hicks (founder 1971) Scholarship to a senior pursuing dance or a related field in the arts.

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This year, the Company is celebrating 46 years!

Graduates of Columbia High School Special Dance Company have majored in dance, became dance educators, performed on cruise lines, toured with professional dance companies, and our very own Daisy Hobbs recipient of the Janet Hicks Scholarship, is now on Broadway performing in Aladdin. Azudi Onyejekwe in the Great Comet on Broadway.

Although the company’s annual performance is held in May, the company also performs throughout the year and attends various field trips and master classes. Performance credits include: NJ Performing Arts Center, Two River Theater, Essex County Metro West Dance Festival, Teen Arts Festival, National High School Dance Festival, NJ High School Dance Festival, Dance Gala for NJ and Eastern District, Pulse on Tour, and the SOMA Community.

Tickets on sale at SpecialDanceCompany.com for $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

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Maplewood Police Blotter - Five Thefts from Vehicles Reported

May 23, 2017

May 17 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on S. 4th St. was broken and a fanny pack left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, the window to a vehicle parked on Garfield Pl. was broken and a tablet left in view was stolen.

May 19 - Theft from Auto; Sometime during the ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Robbery; Burglary and Attempted Burglary on Same Street

May 14 - Robbery; At approximately 3:45 p.m., three males approached two juveniles in Borden Park. They asked them if they had any money before snatching a cell phone out of one of their hands and displaying what was believed to be a toy firearm. The males then left the park. One of the juveniles chased after the males and the cell phone was returned to him.

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South Orange Resident Receives Honorable Mention in Essex County Senior Writing Contest

May 28, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – South Orange resident Janyce Wolf received an honorable mention for "Love's Labor Lost" at the Annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages "Essex senior citizens to write essays about the people and events that have influenced their lives," ...

Maplewood Curbside Recycling Rescheduled Due to Memorial Day Holiday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, Monday's regular recycling collection in Maplewood will be postponed until Tuesday, May 30, according to an email from the Township of Maplewood.

Residents are asked to place recyclable items curbside on Monday evening, so that they can can be collected on Tuesday morning, May 30.

The Township of Maplewood also ...

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Mon, May 29, 11:15 AM

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19th Annual Memorial Duck Race

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Mon, May 29, 12:15 PM

Memorial Park, Maplewood

Memorial Day Duck Race

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Fri, June 2, 8:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC

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Sat, June 3, 9:00 AM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

New Jersey Youth Chorus Auditions

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Statement of Appreciation to Dr. Ramos and Community Update

May 22, 2017

The following letter was sent by email to the school community at about 1 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Dear SOMSD Community:

On behalf of the Board of Education, I thank Dr. Ramos for his service to our school district since August 2015. We greatly appreciate Dr. Ramos' leadership in the adoption of the Access and Equity policy, his commitment to dialogue and restorative practices, and the ...

What Every Real Estate Agent (and Homeowner) Needs to Know About Insurance

Real Estate Agents take on a great deal of responsibility when they guide us through the process of purchasing a home; knowing the basics of property insurance to point clients in the right direction is an important part of confidently brokering a home sale.

Under what circumstances should a buyer be concerned about special coverage?

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Vacant homes are at higher risk for most ...

Former Vermont Governor Touts Would-be New Jersey Governor in Newark Church

May 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter stood before 100 people at his regular weekly noontime service at St. James AME in Newark, providing a message that was both spiritual and political. 

"Politicians come and go, but God will keep you from falling," said Slaughter, with cries of "Amen" resounding from the pews. "You need to make a choice to affirm who you ...

'Mac' Crosses Florida Border, Rides Past $6000 Fundraising Milepost

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mac-Adley Hyppolite Jr. just rode over the Florida border this week and cruised right past the $6000 milepost on his bike trip to raise funds for Children's Hospital. Mac started his journey from Bloomfield to Orlando Florida earlier this month leaving Watsessing Park on May 1. 

At the kick-off of the bike tour, Mac went out of his way to thank "every one of ...

These are New Jersey's Top Baby Names in 2016

May 27, 2017

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

News from Union: Morris Avenue Accident Sends Four to Hospital

UNION, NJ - Union police and firefighters responded to a three-car accident at about 7:30 a.m. Friday on Morris Avenue in front of Kean University.

According to police, one car was traveling eastbound on Morris Avenue and crossed over into the westbound lanes, crashing into two westbound vehicles. There were two occupants in the car headed eastbound and one each in the westbound cars. All ...

TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 21, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

2017 Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts Roars into its 8th Season Starting Memorial Day Weekend in the Heart of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey - South Orange, NJ.

May 27, 2017

Residents, visitors, shoppers, diners and all lovers of music are invited to enjoy the free music during the 8th Annual Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts in the heart of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey - South Orange, NJ.

One of the Live Music Capital of North Jersey cornerstone series is the Downtown After Sundown Live Concerts Performed in the heart of the South Orange ...

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We are pleased to announce New Jersey Tap Ensemble’s Hot Taps is returning this summer for 3 weeks in July - August at South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ

With funding support from the George A. Ohl Jr., Trust and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, NJTAP is thrilled to offer this exciting, fun-filled, educational tap dance camp to children from all communities of ...

Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry also ...