Saturday, September 1, 2012
Here are a few of the stories that caught readers' attention last month in Maplewood
Mother and Daughter Arrested in Drug Bust Maplewood Police detectives arrested a mother and daughter after searching their Academy Street home and seizing over a half pound of marijuana, prescription narcotic pills, and an undisclosed amount of cash last week, according to Police Chief Robert Cimino. Shots Fired at South Orange Teens Two South Orange teenagers had shots fired at them in early August on Irvington Avenue, following an altercation with a driver of a car in Maplewood near the South Orange border. The teenagers were not injured; however, two houses in South Orange were struck and damaged. Community Rallies Around Local Family Earlier this summer, Eric Burbank's 18-year-old son Ryan broke his C5 vertebrae in a pool …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dr. Jane Aronson heads to Haiti, where Worldwide Orphans will hold a soccer tournament in memory of Kohl Angelo.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What happens when an orphan dies? I live in a community, Maplewood, where people care deeply about one another and when a young boy in our hometown was diagnosed with a brain tumor nine months ago, everyone mobilized and made a plan to support the family. This 12- year-old triplet boy, Kohl, died in the early hours of July 24 and left his family and friends devastated and reeling with loss. We all watched him work hard to heal and fight to live, but this brain stem tumor called DIPG is a vicious unstoppable cancer even with treatment at top medical centers in the U.S. Kohl was relentlessly brave and so were his parents and brothers. Meals were made for the family and left systematically at the family’s home and the “Caring Bridge” helped …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A lovely article about Kohl Angelo.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Did you miss this week's headlines? Here is a recap of the top stories in Maplewood.
The 12-year-old Maplewood boy fought a brave battle against a rare cancer; funeral services were scheduled for August 7. A new tap room at Corner Table entices South Orange and Maplewood shoppers and diners. Teen rock band "8 Bit" rocked it out at the Hilton Branch of the library on Wednesday. Dr. Lydia Furnari is the South Orange -Maplewood School District's new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Residents were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest; portion of incident was captured on amateur video.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The 12-year-old Maplewood resident will be memorialized on August 4
Kohl Douglas Angelo will be remembered on Saturday, August 4 with a funeral and a private burial ceremony. The 12-year-old Maplewood boy died on July 24 after a long battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 561 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ. According to his obituary, Kohl was a Maplewood Middle School student, a striker for the Cougar Soccer Club travel team, an accomplished viola and piano player, and an avid Xbox player. Kohl loved classical music, especially Mozart, the band Coldplay, the color yellow, and his naughty dog, Haley. Kohl dazzled everyone with his winning smile, quick wit and dry sense of humor, all of which he inherited from his grandfather, Doug. Kohl …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The 12-year-old Maplewood boy fought a brave battle against a rare cancer.
On Tuesday morning, 12-year-old Kohl Angelo -- Maplewood Middle School student, soccer player, brother to Austin and Branden, son to Kelly and Peter -- passed away after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative from the HK Community Fund. Kohl was diagnosed last winter with a rare brain tumor, D.I.P.G. or Diffuse Intrinsic Pons Glioma. He had been receiving treatment at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN and more recently, at NYU Cancer Institute. The Maplewood and South Orange communities rallied around the Angelo family, hosting Kick it Kohl fundraisers, art auctions, bakesales and other events. The HK Community Fund coordinated a donation initiative and matched contributions. Tom Kerns of the HK Community …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Maplewood's local summer swim team is giving back to the community in a big way.
The Maplewood Makos swim team might not be winning every match — so far the team boasts a 3-4 record — but they are having a terrific summer all the same. "It's all about the team spirit and the pool community for these kids," said Jennifer Coleman, mother to team members Grant Thieroff, 13, and Gillian Thieroff, 11. "All one has to do is attend a swim meet or early morning practice to witness that winning attitude." Coach Carly Orpurt Buckholtz and her crew of assistant coaches do a amazing job of sharing their love of swimming and good sportsmanship with the children, according to Coleman. "These coaches work on more than improving swim technique," Buckholtz said. "They set an example for the team of the importance of giving back to our…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Geralyn’s Art Studio to host charity auction on Saturday night in Maplewood.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Geralyn’s Art Studio is hosting a charity auction on Saturday, June 23, to benefit Kohl Angelo, a 12-year-old Maplewood boy being treated for a rare cancer. Nearly 20 local artists are contributing works for the benefit, which will be held 7-10 p.m. at Geralyn’s studio, 103 Baker St., Maplewood. Geralyn Robinson says, “The Angelo family's world was turned upside down and inside out as they pressed forward to understand the disease and find the best possible course of treatment for Kohl, an A student, a thriving soccer player, brother to Austin and Branden.” The family sought treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for eight weeks, where Kohl took the last place in a …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Local 6th grader Kohl Angelo needs your support to beat a rare brain tumor.
Friday, April 13, 2012
A huge, wonderful fundraiser is in the works to benefit one special local kid, Kohl Angelo. Kohl Angelo, a sixth grader at Maplewood Middle School, and a Jefferson School alum, has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor — D. I. P. G. or Diffuse Intrinsic Pons Glioma. He has received treatment at St. Jude's in Memphis, participating in a clinical trial. Meanwhile, the latest event to help defray travel and other expenses related to Kohl's care will take place: Where: The Woman's Club, Maplewood, NJ When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 (evening) What: food & drinks, silent auction, raffles, music, loads of fun!!! More details to follow. Invitations should be mailing out early next week (week of April 16). Previously, local students at South …