K Kakes in South Orange is Officially Open

March 18, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes, located on the Valley side of the 3rd and Valley apartment building is officially open, according to the Village Vibe email from the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

K Kakes, which is run by local residents Danya and Michael Mowatt, is a new café and bakery with Jamaican influences with items offered including Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, ...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Morning, Noon, and Night at St. James's Gate in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday, March 17, at St. James's Gate and continue until last call late that night.

A special St. Patrick's Day menu will be served, which has traditional Irish dishes like shepherds pie, Irish stew and fish and chips.

There will be plenty of live music, with bagpipers playing throughout the ...

K Kakes Catery Now Open in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - K Kakes Cakery, a new Jamaican inspired cafe and bakery, is now open at 165 Valley Street, inside of the Third & Valley apartment building.

K Kakes, in addition to a wide assortment of cupcakes, has everything from baked goods like muffins and cinnamon rolls to Jamaician-style patties, soups and salads. K Kakes also serves Blue Mountain coffee and ...

South Orange and Maplewood Fire Departments Show Off Cooking Skills, Raise Funds for Saint Barnabas Burn Center

EDISON, NJ - Edison’s Pines Manor was transformed into a firehouse kitchen on Monday, Feb. 26, as teams from 24 professional fire departments across New Jersey showed off their cooking skills at the NJ FMBA’s eighth annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival.

The event, which raised over $50,000 that will be split between the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the NJ FMBA ...

2nd Annual Maplewood Chili Cookoff Raises Over $6,000 to Fight Hunger in the Community

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2018 Maplewood Chili Cookoff raised over $6,000, which will go directly to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, according to a press release from Tom Mason, the event's founder and "Chili Chief."

Mason explained, "because of the generous support of the sponsors who funded the cookoff and the volunteers who gave their time to make it ...

Updated: SOMA Snow Storm Causes Power Outages, Delayed Openings and Closures on Thursday, March 8

Updated at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The snow storm, which downed trees, left many without power, and closed schools and much of SOMA on Wednesday, has also caused delays and closures on Thursday, March 8.

Here are the latest updates:

South Orange Maplewood School District:

South Orange Maplewood School District and all of its schools will be ...

Updates and Closures in SOMA Due to Snow Storm {Updated at 4 p.m.}

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for heavy snow with total accumulations of 12 to 18 inches, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect through 4 a..m. on Thursday.

The following stores, restaurants, businesses, and community services have announced that they will be closed, or are closing early, on Wednesday, March 7. 


Maplewood Chili Cookoff this Sunday Combines Food, Family Fun, and Fundraising for a Good Cause

Update on February 23: All Tasting Passes to the Maplewood Chili Cookoff are sold out. A few more spots are left to submit a chili, which can be done here.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There's a new annual tradition in SOMA: The Maplewood Chili Cookoff. Back at The Woodland for its second year on Sunday, Feb. 25, the cookoff has local residents sharing their best chili ...

New Retail and Restaurants Coming to South Orange, and Recent Closings

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the last two Development Committee meetings, Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Alliance (SOVCA), provided updates about restaurant and store openings and closings, as well as potential new tenants coming to South Orange.

Here is a list of what places are coming soon, just opened, or closed:

Buy Rite liquor store on Valley Street held ...

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Weekly Specials at Ashley Marketplace - March 16 to March 22

March 16, 2018

Shop Ashley Marketplace & Cafe for your everyday needs!

This week's specials are:

Litofish Sardines $5.99ea (Ashley Fish Market)
Total Fage Yogurt 4/$5
Aviv Passover Matzos 2/$7
Ground Beef $3.99lb (Meat)
Roasted Vegetables $7.99lb (Prep Food)
President Brie $6.99lb (Cheese)
Iceberg Lettuce $1.99
Serrano Ham $14.99lb (Deli)
Turkey Hill Ice Cream ...