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 ...

Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Begins Week of Oct. 23

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Fall is here, and that means it is time for the annual process of raking leaves for collection. Here are the schedules for leaf removal in South Orange, Maplewood, and Essex County roads.


From the Village of South Orange website:

Leaf Season will begin on Monday, October 23 and go through December 6.

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Last South Orange Farmers Market of the Season is Wednesday, Oct. 25

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's last call for local honey, apples, breads, and pies. The final South Orange Farmers Market of the season will be held on Wednesday, October 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be live music under the gazebo starting at 5 p.m., and the South Orange Village Center Alliance will be giving away reusable bags, according to the latest edition of the "Village ...

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 ...

GenWealth Group Sponsors Community Shred Day in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The GenWealth Group hosted a Community Shred Day, providing a secure, paper shredding truck earlier this month to anyone who needed to safely dispose of sensitive, personal documents. The truck was parked in front of the GenWealth Group's offices on Inwood Place in Maplewood. 

Papers to be shredded were first placed into a large container, ...

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication for New Grove Park Playground in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The community celebrated the opening of Grove Park, a new playground in the Montrose Park area of South Orange, with a ribbon cutting and dedication on Saturday, September 9.

The new equipment at the playground is painted in Montrose Park's historic colors of red, green and tan. Prior to the upgrade, residents were able to provide their input regarding function and ...

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Maplewood Green Day is this Saturday, October 14

October 12, 2017

Maplewood is hosting its 9th Green Day fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their lives. The fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations and eco-vendors, environmental organizations, organic and local food providers and farmers. Green Day offers a ...