Tot Trot Set for June 4 in Summit; Kids Run Benefits TryCAN Collaboration

May 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 39th Annual Tot Trot, a fun run for children ages 2 - 10 years of age, will be held on June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Summit's Memorial Park.

The 2017 event will benefit the TryCAN Collaboration, a 501(c)(3) organization that offers a variety of recreation programs and events for youth with special needs as well as ...

South Orange Rotary 'Happy Hour for Charity' on June 15

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Rotary will host "Happy Hour for Charity" on June 15 at the Reservoir Restaurant (106 West South Orange Avenue) in South Orange from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

This Happy Hour will be to honor CEMFNJ - Childrens Emergency Medical Fund of Mew Jersey, an organization which provides advocacy and medical services, as well as supplies and support ...

Community Helps Clean the Rahway River on South Orange River Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - River Day on Sunday, May 7, opened with a welcoming talk by Hadrien Coumans, co-Founder and co-Director of the Lenape Center. He is an adopted member of the White Turkey/Fugate Family of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, which is the largest tribe of Lenape Indians and currently resides in Oklahoma.

Hadrien told the audience that cleaning the river is very ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21.

The race is partially sponsored by

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the ...

Maplewood Garden Club Holds 80th Annual Plant Sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale begins on Thursday, May 11, and continues Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13 at the Maplewood Community Pool parking lot (187 Boyden Ave.).

This year is the 80th Annual Sale, which not only provides shoppers with the chance to purchase some of the best plants in the area, but also ...

Lots of Smiles at the South Mountain YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday

MAPLEWOOD NJ - The South Mountain YMCA held Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, May 6, an annual event which is part of the Y’s national initiative to improve health and wellbeing for kids and families. This free community event inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active, explained event organizers.

With a forecast for rainy weather, the event location was moved from ...

Seth Boyden School P.T.A. Hosts 'It Takes Two' Towns Old School Hip Hop Party {Photos}

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Saturday night, April 29, the Seth Boyden School P.T.A. hosted a "It Takes Two" Towns Old School Hip Hop Party at The Woodland Parlor in Maplewood. Open to the entire SOMA community, the event featured '80s and '90s rap, freestyle and dance hall music.

The party DJs were a father-and-son duo, Jose and Javid from Allentown, PA. They spun Eric B. & ...

SOMa Action Holds People’s Climate March on April 29 in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hundreds came out to the People’s Climate March in Maplewood on Saturday, April 29, which was the same day that thousands marched in Washington, D.C. for the same cause. The march was sponsored by SOMa Action and organized in just a few days.

Lily Hawkins, one of the main organizers of the march, said that the cause is especially important to her because of her children.

Many Hands (and Two Robotics Teams) Make Light Work

IRVINGTON, NJ - Robotics teams from Chatham and Columbia High School in Maplewood came together with Stanley Church members and elementary school students to pull together a unique Bridges Outreach run to feed and offer fellowship to homeless friends in Irvington.

Friendly rivals in New Jersey’s First Tech Challenge robotics competition, Fear the Gear and the Cougar Cubs donated food and ...

Earth Day Rahway River Cleanup and Pot Luck Picnic in Maplewood Memorial Park on April 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The annual Rahway River Cleanup, organized by Maplewood is Green, will be held in Maplewood Memorial Park on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the river cleanup, this year there will also be a neighborhood picnic, and organizers invite everyone to "stop by for some nourishment and community."

Check-in tables will be at the ...

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Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Announce Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez as Master of Ceremonies for New Jersey State Youth of the Year Gala

May 17, 2017

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced today that 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Laurie Hernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the NJ State Youth of the Year gala on June 6th at Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom in Montclair, NJ.

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Youth of the Year gala ...