Thursday, April 18, 2013
A South Orange resident visited Montclair's museum this week.
An 1913 exhibit now at the Montclair Art Museum recently received a visit from a South Orange resident who was born around the time of its original opening. Ethel Rosenfeld was born in New York City on Feb. 20, 1913, just three days after the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the Armory Show, opened at the 69th Regiment Armory Building. That same exhibit is now at the Montclair Art Museum, titled The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913. She visited the Montclair Art Museum this week with her daughter and met with Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky. The museum presented Rosenfeld with a commemorative 100th birthday present.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
South Orange: What would you like to see in the most westbound retail spot in town?
We know South Orange Patch readers have strong opinions about what businesses should move into town. So here's your chance. In an occasional column, we present a vacant space and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Let's call this a digital spin on community planning -- Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table. Forget any zoning rules and regulations, for now. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? At the corner of Church Street and West South Orange Avenue stands a group of buildings and a vacant lot. Believe it or not, this area was once the hub of the Church Street neighborhood. Records date from 1930 until …
[POLL] Let Patch know which roads you think are the most dangerous in the Village
Although winter and its slippery roads will soon be -- we hope -- in our rear-view mirrors, some roads are always a little bit more dangerous no matter what the season. Because the town is densely populated and has few main arteries bisecting it, many drivers use narrow, residential streets as cut-throughs -- a bad combination when it comes to accidents. In your opinion, what is the most challenging intersection in South Orange? What do you think is the most dangerous intersection in town? Let us know what you think by taking our poll below and telling us in comments. Did we leave out a corner you think is the most treacherous?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The annual address covered technology, inclusiveness and budgets
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Historic Preservation Commission holds its first meeting.
It's Valentine's Day on Thursday, Feb. 14. Check out Patch's compilation of local things to do, places to eat and where to shop to prepare for the Big Day of Love. Reminder: South Orange - Maplewood Schools are closed on Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18. Schools are open on Feb. 14. The South Orange Historic Preservation Commission will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in South Orange Village Hall, 101 S. Orange Ave. This is the inaugural meeting of the commission, which was established in June, is comprised of village residents in the following three categories: Residents knowledgeable in building design and construction or architectural history, residents knowledgeable or have a demonstrated interest in South …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Baird Center at 5 Mead Street will be made available as a shelter tonight and tomorrow as needed.
As of 2 p.m. Friday, South Orange is under a state of emergency. From the Village: Friday, February 8th 2013 at 2pm As of Friday afternoon at 2pm, a State of Emergency exists in South Orange, and a State of Snow Emergency exists county-wide in Essex County. Because of the impending snowfall and high winds Friday afternoon into Saturday, on-street parking is prohibited, and we ask that residents not travel on the roads unless absolutely necessary or an emergency. This will allow emergency vehicles and snow removal crews to be able to perform their jobs most effectively. The Baird Center at 5 Mead Street will be made available as a shelter tonight and tomorrow as needed. If you need to utilize the shelter, or have any other needs please …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday's meeting saw support of a gun control resolution for South Orange
South Orange Board of Trustees Monday approved a resolution in support of gun control, joining Mayors Against Illegal Guns in their efforts. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a bipartisan coalition of more than 700 mayors who will work together to keep guns out of dangerous hands for the safety of their communities. The full text of the resolution is below: Resolution #2013-012 01-14-2013 TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH ORANGE VILLAGE RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GUN CONTROL WHEREAS, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a bipartisan coalition of more than seven hundred twenty-Five (725) mayors focused on protecting their communities by keeping guns out of dangerous hands; and WHEREAS, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is dedicated to making America's cities …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around South Orange, Maplewood to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Short Hills gets a new shoe store for kids, thanks to Cataldo Urso of South Orange
Just in time for the start of school, there is a store opening that will help make kids, parents and children's feet happy. At the end of August, a South Orange resident, Cataldo Urso, who said he's always said he's dreamed of owning his own business, opened the doors to his own store, Happy Feet, at 514 Millburn Ave. in Short Hills. "I wanted a business that could set an example for children," Urso said. "I wanted to show them that you could do what you want to do." With a selection of shoes and boots for kids, boys up to the age of 4 and girls up to 5, Happy Feet will carry many popular brands such as Primigi, EMU, Boggs, Jessica Simpson, Saucony, Geox, Kenneth Cole, Pediped, Skechers and Lelli Kelly. “I want to bring back to all of the …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
South Orange landmark will feature live music, food and drink specials at Friday festivities.
It’s been the home of St. Patrick’s Day parties, political gatherings, and funeral repasts. Cryan’s Beef and Ale House – a homey Irish pub on South Orange’s 1st Street – will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday. If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of family-friendly dining, gatherings of Seton Hall University students, and some eclectic happenings from over the years. The festivities will kick off at 4 p.m. with a complimentary supper buffet until 6 p.m. and $3 drinks all night. "Amazing Art and Wonderful Willie," the first band to perform at Cryan’s 30 years ago, will play dance music from several decades until 8 p.m. The duo is comprised of longtime Maplewoodians Art and Willie Gartenlaub. (Check out the photo from that…