Saturday was the first day in what seems a very long time that truly felt like spring. With crystal blue skies, bright sunshine and temperatures hitting 60 degrees, people were outside as much as possible to take advantage of it.
In Maplewood Village, Girl Scouts from Troop 568 (Jefferson School) were doing a brisk business in cookie sales next door to Kings.
Down in front of Bank of America, a group of teens were hosting what appeared to have been a highly successful bake sale -- judging by the near-empty trays at mid-afternoon -- to raise money for cancer research.
The Columbia High School Robotics Team, fresh from the Spring Fling Robotics Festival at South Orange Middle School, set up shop in front of St. James's Gate Publick House to demonstrate their robot creations.