Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Event brought together local women to discuss leadership, growing businesses and making connections.
Maplewood Village was the scene of an extraordinary gathering of women learning how to maximize their entrepreneurial endeavors and careers on Wednesday, at the inaugural Women's Summit held at Highland Place/Crane's. SLIPPA (Strategy Leadership Institute in Private & Public Affairs) and umojawa co-hosted the event, which brought together more than 60 women from around the state for a full day of innovative workshops and networking, aimed at preparing women to mobilize their skills, expertise, and leadership talents. "Today's summit was a success on every level," said Stephanie Jelley, CEO of umojawa. "umojawa's partnership with Dr. Tendai Ndoro of SLIPPA brought together a truly diverse group of women leaders on every level -- cultures…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
With power out, and piles of clothes growing, here's a list: Please add others in the comments
Laundry piles grow as locals remain without power. Here are a few local places to do laundry if you're in a pinch: Speed Wash 347 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 973-763-0207 Hours: Daily, 7am - 10pm 515 Irvington Avenue, Newark, NJ (973) 351-9488 (next to Fine Fare) Express Laundry World 1443 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (973) 763-9274 · expresslaundryworld.com Sudzking Laundermat LLC 763 Irvington Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (973) 378-8840
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 …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Villagers come out in their red, white and blue.
South Orange celebrated the Fourth of July with some recreation and the annual parade of patriotic and uniquely decorated bikes, strollers and citizens. Medals and gift certificates were given out for the most patriotic, most creative and zaniest costumes. "It was a great event put together by the Recreation Department," said Village President Alex Torpey. "[Picking winners at the parade] is probably the hardest decision I've had to make in a long time." Patch has pictures of the parade and the winners, along with some images of what Maplewood was up to this morning.
Monday, July 2, 2012
From dinosaurs to mess-making to story time, there will be no shortage of things to do at your local library this summer.
Both the South Orange and Maplewood Public Libraries are doing their best to keep you and your kids busy this summer with a variety of education clubs and events – even dinosaurs. Sign-ups for the Summer Reading Programs at the Maplewood Libraries are going on now. Both the Main Library and the Hilton Branch are offering prizes for reading or attending summer programs. Sign-ups for the South Orange Library have begun, and readers can join at any time. According to Halliday, 1,000 kids signed up last summer and together they read 9,550 books. “The goal this summer is to reach 10,000,” said Halliday. “We have so many things going on [this summer],” she said, that it is difficult to pick just one thing she is most excited about. Among the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Dog forced to have eye removed as a result
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Friday, June 22, 2012
A Newark man has pleaded guilty to one count of third degree animal cruelty after he kicked a small dog in the face, causing its eye to pop out. Oswald Hall, 61, kicked his girlfriend's sister's dog Zoey, a Chihuahua, in the head on New Year's Day this year while wearing boots, said Assistant Prosecutor Dawn D'Amico, who handled the case. The dog's eyeball popped out as a result of the kick and had to be removed. Both the sister and the girlfriend were living with Hall at the time of the incident. Hall also pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for striking his girlfriend's dog in the head on Sept. 22, 2011, causing the animal head trauma. Both incidents of animal cruelty involved different dogs, according to Katherine Carter, spokesperson for …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Maplewood's Memorial Day parade was a giant red, white and blue patchwork of community.
Maplewood celebrated Memorial Day with a procession of red, white and blue saluting neighbors lining the sidewalks in our own version of Main Street, USA. With the Columbia High School marching band leading the way, a virtual who’s who of Maplewood (and South Orange) paraded early Monday — scouts and schools, politicians and performers, the lifesavers and lifelong learners who make up this patchwork of community. “As I look out at this great crowd, I am a proud American and a proud Maplewoodian,” said Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca. “Our community represents what is right about America ... Our ability to live together in unity and harmony exemplifies the very ideals of freedom and peace, which the nation’s fallen heroes fought and died for…
Friday, May 4, 2012
South Orange and Maplewood kids sharpen writing skills via technology.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Seventh graders in South Orange and Maplewood are learning about feature writing. But that's not all. They're also using technology to hone their writing skills, and then publishing their work on line. English Language Arts Supervisor Gary Pankiewicz said the recently revised English Language Arts curriculum calls for seventh-grade students to use Moodle software to develop feature articles and publish them on a private on-line site. Although Moodle offers about 20 different types of activities, the main activity helps students learn to sequence and group their work to build on outcomes of previous lessons. Recently, Eve Kingsbury, a Maplewood Middle School English Language Arts teacher, held a “publishing party” in her class where her …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Advance Placement Studio Art students from Columbia High School, Arts High School in Newark and Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights show off their work.
From now through January 8, 2012, local art lovers can see what students in three local high schools are up to in their Advanced Placement in Studio Art classes in FRESH 4.0 at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. Over 50 works of art created by students from Columbia High School in Maplewood/South Orange, Arts High School in Newark and Governor Livingston High School in Berekley Heights grace the walls of the gallery in Maplewood. In its fourth year, the annual show, curated this season by 1978 board member Onnie Strother, serves an important purpose. "The kids get to see what the other AP's are doing," says Strother. "It helps them get ideas for their portfolios." Strother would like next year's show to include even more students from more …