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Hank Zona: An Evening of Spanish Wine & Tapas

Thu, April 19, 7:00 PM

Restaurant K at Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange

Hank Zona: An Evening of Spanish Wine & Tapas

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/19/2018 7:00pm 04/19/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Hank Zona: An Evening of Spanish Wine & Tapas

Join us in our celebration of the food and wine of Spain. Enjoy a delicious multi-course feast of classic Spanish tapas and other dishes developed by Chef Rich Krug accompanied by wines from the major grape varieties and regions of Spain. HANK ZONA will lead a lively presentation giving those attending a better understanding (and taste) of why the wines of Spain are among the highest regarded and ...

305 N. Ridgewood Road South Orange, NJ 07079
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Fri, April 20, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/20/2018 7:00pm 04/21/2018 7:00pm America/New_York The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.moves to Par440 Restaurant & Lounge

Influenced by: Alexander O' Neal, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Gerald Lever

E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile singer/songwriters in live entertainment. His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.’s many active projects ...

440 Parsonage Hill Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Fri, April 20, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/20/2018 7:00pm 04/21/2018 7:00pm America/New_York The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

A Night of R&B/Soul / Retro-Soul / Urban Adult Contemporary Music

Influenced by: Alexander O' Neal, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Gerald Levert

E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile talents in live entertainment. His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.'s many active projects reflect his wide range of ...

440 Parsonage Hill Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078-1161
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Spring Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Education Giving Back Other

Add to My Calendar 04/21/2018 10:00am 04/21/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Spring Book Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Maplewood Library are holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 21, 2018 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, April 22, 2018 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.-- entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only). Wide-ranging selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks--all at great prices. On Sunday a bag (supplied by Friends) ...

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Millburn Library Annual Book Sale

Add to My Calendar 04/21/2018 12:00pm 04/21/2018 1:00pm America/New_York Millburn Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Millburn Free Public Library’s 15th Annual Book Sale is coming up on April 21-22. All proceeds from this year’s sale benefit the renovation of the Children’s Room.

Join the Friends for just $20 and attend the exclusive Members Preview Sale on Thursday, April 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To volunteer or for more information, contact Dorothy Kelly ...

Millburn, NJ
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Sat, April 21, 12:00 PM

Sadie's, South Orange

Half Birthday Bake Sale for Take The Cake

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 04/21/2018 12:00pm 04/21/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Half Birthday Bake Sale for Take The Cake

Join us as we celebrate our Half Birthday with a Bake Sale for TAKE THE CAKE a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Maplewood-South Orange, New Jersey and serving Essex and Union counties committed to the idea that every child deserves a special birthday party.

​Many families in our community - due to economic strain or family crisis - are unable to host momentous birthday parties for ...

65 Valley St South Orange, NJ 07079
Do Good, Feel Good, Have Fun!

Sun, April 22, 10:30 AM

Millburn

Do Good, Feel Good, Have Fun!

Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 04/22/2018 10:30am 04/22/2018 2:30pm America/New_York Do Good, Feel Good, Have Fun!

On Sunday, April 22nd from 10:30 - 2:30, Wyoming Presbyterian Church (WPC) will be buzzing with activity as two local service programs set up shop on the church lawn.

WPC will partner with Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter to host a pet “spa” and animal adoption event from 11:00-2:00. Pet services will include: dog washing, pedicures, massages, and pet micro-chipping - so every pet ...

432 Wyoming Ave Millburn, NJ 07041
Amy Blake: Family Ethical Education Program Celebrates Earth Day

Sun, April 22, 11:00 AM

Maplewood

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Education

Add to My Calendar 04/22/2018 11:00am 04/22/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Amy Blake: Family Ethical Education Program Celebrates Earth Day

Please join the Educational Initiative on Sunday April 22nd for an Earth Day celebration including literature, music and art. This will be a celebration of the planet we call home — the planet that gives us all we need to survive. Details for this Sunday program are still being finalized and will be passed along as soon as possible. Please join us! The Educational Initiative presents ...

516 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ 07040
A Healthier New Jersey: The Murphy Administration Healthcare Agenda

Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

First Congregational Church, Guild Room, Montclair

A Healthier New Jersey: The Murphy Administration ...

Government Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 04/23/2018 7:00pm 04/23/2018 8:30pm America/New_York A Healthier New Jersey: The Murphy Administration Healthcare Agenda

Jackie Cornell, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, will outline the Murphy Administration's plans to improve health care delivery and access in the state. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Register online (free): http://www.bluewavenj.org/healthiernj

Ms. Cornell will present an ambitious agenda that includes

getting all ...

30 S. Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NY 07042
Prepared For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Tue, April 24, 6:00 PM

The Venetian , Garfield

Prepared For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Other

Add to My Calendar 04/24/2018 6:00pm 04/24/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Prepared For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Northern New Jersey council Bly Scout of America’s 4th Annual Prepared for Life, Friends of Scouting Dinner will feature NASA space mission commander and American hero Captain Mark Kelly starting with a reception hour at 6 p.m. continuing on to a full-service dinner at 7 p.m. The evening's program will highlight the achievements of several local Scouts, recognize the leadership efforts ...

546 River Dr. Garfield , NJ 07026
Lenore Raphael Presents Ellington and More at Millburn Library

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

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Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 04/24/2018 7:00pm 04/24/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Lenore Raphael Presents Ellington and More at Millburn Library

The Millburn Library is pleased to welcome back former Millburn resident and internationally renowned jazz pianist Lenore Raphael for an additional performance on Tue, April 24 at 7:00pm. Ms. Raphael will perform "Ellington and More" with acclaimed jazz musicians Doug MacDonald and Hilliard Greene.

Lenore Raphael is an internationally renowned jazz pianist, Steinway artist, radio ...

200 Glen Ave Millburn, NJ 07041
The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Wed, April 25, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

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Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange to Host and Teach Melton Jewish Adult Education Series, Starting October 18

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), the Reform synagogue in South Orange. The program, will host The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living, a two-pronged course from the Florence Melton Adult Education series, starting on Oct. 18.It will be taught by Rabbi Daniel Cohen and ...

432 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079
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Wed, April 25, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Pierre-August Renoir: The Joys of Life at ...

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 2:00pm 04/25/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Pierre-August Renoir: The Joys of Life at Millburn Library

The Millburn Free Public Library is pleased to welcome Janet Mandel, award-winning art history educator, to the library on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:00pm, for a discussion of Renoir.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s philosophy can be summed up in this quote: “A picture must be an amiable thing, joyous and pretty—yes, pretty! There are enough troublesome things in life without ...

200 Glen Avenue Millburn, NJ
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Wed, April 25, 6:30 PM

South Mountain YMCA Civic House (in the Park), Maplewood

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Business & Finance Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 6:30pm 04/25/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Presents Why Walk: Well-being for Your Business & Yourself

Join us for our April Networking Event

WHY WALK: Well-being for Your Business & Yourself

presented by

Risa Olinsky
April 25
6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
South Mountain YMCA-Civic House
124 Dunnell Road
Maplewood, NJ

$10.00 Members $20.00 Future Members

Light refreshments will be served

Risa Olinsky, MA, CWC, CPT is the Author of WHY WALK, Founder of Count on Yourself Coaching ...

124 Dunnell Road Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 7:00pm 04/26/2018 7:00pm America/New_York The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.

The Extra Rich In Class Dinner Show with E.R.I.C.moves to Par440 Restaurant & Lounge

Influenced by: Alexander O' Neal, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Gerald Lever

E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile singer/songwriters in live entertainment. His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.’s many active projects ...

440 Parsonage Hill Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078
Lori L. Tharps: Same Family, Different Colors

Wed, April 25, 7:30 PM

Columbia High School Black Box Theatre, Maplewood

Lori L. Tharps: Same Family, Different Colors

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/25/2018 7:30pm 04/25/2018 9:00pm America/New_York Lori L. Tharps: Same Family, Different Colors

Colorism or color bias—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is a pervasive and damaging but rarely openly discussed phenomenon. In this talk, LORI L. THARPS explores skin color politics in the realm of the nuclear family in the United States. Based on research conducted for her latest book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting ...

17 Parker Ave. Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Of Dull Elections, Pool Waivers and Vandalism

After a historic Township Committee election in 2017 that brought us the first openly gay member of the TC, and then a split vote for mayor in which Vic DeLuca retained his post in a last-minute surprise, 2018 could prove to be the dullest campaign in years.

That’s because incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich are running unopposed in the upcoming Democratic primary, and no one is ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

South Orange Police Blotter - Theft and Burglary Reported

April 19, 2018

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 19

Theft - An East Orange resident reported that on Tuesday, April 17, at approximately 9:20 a.m., actor(s) unknown stole some tools from a construction site on Valley Street. The stolen tools, valued at over $500.00 were a Makita brand drill set and electrical saw.

Burglary to Auto - An Irvington resident reported that on Thursday, April ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Three Arrests Reported

South Orange Police Blotter as of April 12

Adult Arrest - Sean Carr, a 30 year old West Orange resident, was arrested on Saturday, April 7, at approximately 10:30 a.m. for attempted auto theft. Officers responded to the Cleanway Car Wash on Irvington Avenue where employees had a subject detained (Carr) who had just tried to steal a vehicle from the car wash. Officers arrested Carr and ...

41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance Held on Sunday

April 19, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The 41st Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service and March of Remembrance was held on Sunday, April 15. The march assembled in Spiotta Park on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood, and was called to order with the blowing of the shofar.

Local elected officials who attended included Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township Committee member Dean Dafis, and ...

Water Main Break on Baker Street in Maplewood Wednesday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Maplewood police reported receiving a call from a commuter on his way to work who noticed a small geyser of water in front of 34 Baker St., next to the driveway to the Maplewood Country Club. 

According to Maplewood police, they requested assistance from New Jersey American Water to shut off the water, but as of 7:10 a.m., ...

Meet Kendra Johnson, Montclair's First African-American Superintendent

April 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the first African-American superintendent in its 144-year ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Summit's Central Church, Willis Mission Fund Award $20,000 Grant to Bridges Outreach

SUMMIT, NJ -- Bridges Outreach has been awarded a $20,000 grant to provide case management services to individuals in Newark who are experiencing homelessness by the The Lena Willis Mission Fund of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit.

The grant will provide seven individuals with access to job readiness, internships, employment and rental assistance and ultimately, independence. Each ...

Two South Orange Residents to Be Honored by Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills

April 19, 2018

South Orange residents Charles Oransky and Fredric Smith will be honored by Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, at a gala celebration commemorating the synagogue’s 170th anniversary, May 10. The evening's theme, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, pays tribute to the temple's past presidents, the Interfaith Hospitality Network’s founding organizers and the ...

South Mountain YMCA Honors Eighth Grader Who Organized Massive Food and Clothes Drive

A trip to Manhattan with the South Mountain YMCA shaped Daniel Goldsmith’s life. “As we headed toward Bryant Park, I saw a homeless man lying under some scaffolding, and I remember he had a sign saying `Please give me money … I am starving.’ ”

The experience moved Goldsmith to action: For his Eagle Scout project, the South Orange Middle School eighth grader ...

Pitch Perfect: Top 10 A Cappella Group Comes to Millburn

Millburn High graduate Samuel Dantowitz is bringing his award-winning a cappella group home for an evening of music. Northeast ICCA Champions, Upper Structure, will be holding a concert Thursday, April 19. Newark Academy's a cappella group LumeNAtion will open the show. The concert will take place in Christ Church at 7 p.m. 66 Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Tickets are $15 adult / $10 ...