Maplewood Family Wins Award in the Fresh Air Fund's Annual Photo Contest

October 23, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Walsman's, a local Maplewood family, participated in The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program this summer, hosting 11-year-old Vasaune of Brooklyn for a week this past July.

The Walsman's were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund's 2017 Photo Contest, which were selected from hundreds of photos submitted by volunteer host families along the East ...

SOMA Two Towns for All Ages to Host 'Repair Cafe' on Saturday, Oct. 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are over 1,000 Repair Cafés worldwide and the first one in New Jersey in coming to SOMA this Saturday, October 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morrow Memorial Church (600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood).

The Repair Cafe was suggested by South Orange resident Lorraine Graves, who brought the concept to Cathy Rowe, the coordinator of SOMA: Two Towns for ...

'Strut Your Mutt' Parade in South Mountain Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -  This Saturday, October 21, is Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest.

Two parades are planned, one at 2 p.m. in the afternoon (with registration at 1:15 p.m.) at the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park on Crest Drive in Maplewood/Millburn, and one at 10 a.m. in the morning (with registration at 9:15 a.m.) at ...

'Gems of South Orange' Historical Home Tour Takes Visitors Back in Time

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The "Gems of South Orange" Historical House Tour on Saturday, October 14, gave visitors the chance to visit homes from a variety of time periods as they went inside eight homes built in four different centuries.

At each of the homes, a historic car was on display as well. Cars ranged from a '61 Coupe De Ville to a '84 Rolls-Royce. One of the cars ...

SOMA Action Helps JESPY House Clients Register to Vote

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - JESPY House and SOMA Action co-sponsored two voter registration drives on Tuesday, October 3, to increase the number of JESPY clients who can vote in New Jersey’s upcoming elections.

JESPY House, which is based in South Orange, is a nonprofit organization which helps adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent ...

Music, Food and Fun at the Third Annual Health & Harvest Fest in Maplewood {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Third Annual Health & Harvest Fest was held on Saturday, October 7, hosted by the Springfield Avenue Partnership and the Maplewood Loves Wellness committee.

The outdoor event took place on the Gazebo grounds of the Hilton Library on Springfield Avenue, with a variety of activities for kids from pony rides to a petting zoo and bounce house. There was also a patch with ...

Eight Homes Featured in the Gems of South Orange House Tour this Saturday, October 14

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The biennial "Gems of South Orange" House Tour returns on Saturday, October 14, with a tour of eight homes. In addition, classical autos matching the vintage of the homes will be parked at the properties.

Presented by The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society (SOJPS), this year's tour will feature a "wide variety of distinctive homes built ...

Flu Vaccination Clinics Being Held in South Orange and Maplewood in October

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Flu vaccination clinics are being held in both South Orange and Mapewood in October. 


The South Orange Department of Health will offer Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations for adults age 18 and older on Thursday, October 26, rom 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Township offices located at 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302, Conference Room ...

South Orange Wins 'Hot Town Showdown' from New Jersey Monthly

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange is hot! New Jersey Monthly magazine announced on Tuesday that South Orange is the winner of its "Hot Town Showdown," a contest which began with 16 towns vying for the title.

The bracket-style competition started with 16 contenders, with South Orange reaching the finals by defeating Glen Ridge in Round 1, Denville in Round 2, ...

Art, Music and More at the Sixth Annual Maplewood Village Alliance Art Walk and Music Fest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Village Alliance hosted the Sixth Annual Art Walk and Music Fest on Sunday, September 24, under sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather in the heart of Maplewood Village.

According to organizers, the event featured over 40 artists, many new to the event, displaying and selling their original work. The event also showcased live music by local bands ...

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