Lead Testing Update from the South Orange Maplewood School District

September 24, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following update was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) community on Saturday, September 23.

Dear SOMSD Families and Staff,

As you know, state mandated testing this past May found elevated lead levels in 9 district plumbing fixtures which provide water for drinking or food preparation. The ...

South Orange Rotary Club Sponsors Event to Raise Funds for South Orange Rescue Squad

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS) is in need of a new ambulance rig and has been fundraising for its purchase over the past few months. Recognizing their need, the South Orange Rotary Club, under the leadership of President Stacey Borden, sponsored a fundraising event in the squad’s new headquarters building, providing the food and beverage. The Rotary Club requested ...

South Orange Chiropractic Center to Host Seminar 'Understanding Healthy Weight Loss'

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Chiropractic Center is hosting a short seminar on Wednesday, September 27, "Understanding Healthy Weight Loss." The seminar is "designed to help you understand healthy weight loss and improve your overall well-being," according to a release about the event.

According to organizers, the seminar was planned in response ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located at 277 Eisenhower Pkwy in Livingston. To reserve your free seat now Click ...

Third Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest Draws Crowd in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oysterfest was held for its third year on Saturday, September 16, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood. New to event this year were food trucks, a repositioned bandstand, and a new layout for the VIP tent. The event also provided more games and activities for kids during the afternoon then in prior years. Most importantly, there were free on-site melanoma ...

Summit's Clelia Biamonti Named Executive Director of Overlook Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ - Clelia Biamonti, Ph.D., a Summit resident and former management consultant, and a longtime member of the Overlook Foundation Board of Trustees, this week took the reins as the Overlook Foundation’s new executive director. Biamonti steps into the role held by longtime Executive Director Ann Oliva, who retired this year. Oliva, who began her career at ...

Thousands Attend Fourth Annual PlayDay South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - PlayDay South Orange was on Sunday, September 16, which promised for the fourth year "the most fun you've ever had between two curbs."

PlayDay, which took place in and around a stretch of South Orange Avenue that was closed to traffic, featured street games, fitness activities, inflatables, live music, art, dance, and food from local ...

Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

Lead Update from the South Orange Maplewood School District

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The following update was sent via email to the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) community on Friday, September 15.

Dear SOMSD Families and Staff,

On September 5th, we updated you that, after remediating all plumbing fixtures which provide drinking water or water used in food preparation this summer, our retesting of 225 plumbing ...

It's 'Stay & Play' Weekend in South Orange September 16 and September 17

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There are events all weekend long in South Orange for "Stay & Play Weekend," September 16 and September 17.

Stay & Play Weekend kicked-off on Friday with the South Orange Community Campout in New Waterlands Park, which included not only the chance for participants to camp overnight, but also to play volleyball, climb a rock wall, and watch an outdoor ...

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Experiencing a Meal With All the Senses — Except Sight

September 24, 2017

Public is Invited to Vision Loss Alliance’s Dining in the Dark on Oct. 16

Imagine siting down for a multi-course gourmet meal. You breathe in delectable aromas, listen to the chatter of fellow guests, the clinking of crystal. Your hand brushes the smooth linen as your taste buds ready for action. Oh, and you’re blindfolded.

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, one of the ...