Wednesday, June 19, 2013
After being rained out last week, this popular annual event is back on for tomorrow.
The forecast is looking splendid for the 2013 Maplewood Village Girl’s Night Out on Thursday, June 20 starting at 6 p.m. Maplewood Village Alliance and presenting sponsor Anthony Garubo Salon & Day Spa will host this fun night of shopping, dining, cocktails and socializing. Remember to bring your gently used prom and formal dresses to donate to Catherine’s Closet, a non-profit organization providing prom dresses to teens in need. Drop off dresses at Words Bookstore, Alchemy Hour and Geralyn's Art Studio now, or at the registration table on the night of Girls Night Out. The drive is being spearheaded by Columbia High School students. Get a summer makeover from Anthony Garubo Salon colorists and designers with makeup and the latest styles …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Rainy forecast is to blame.
The 2013 Maplewood Village Girls' Night Out, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed until Thursday, June 20. "Due to the heavy rain, lightning and hail in the forecast, we are postponing," said Julie Doran, manager of the Maplewood Village Alliance. "While we usually hold it rain or shine this storm sounds like a bit more than rain. We hope everyone will still come out and join us as we have a great evening planned for all."
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Signature drinks, super sales -- and swag bags!
Admit it -- you kind of wait all year for this. (It's OK, we do too). Maplewood Village Alliance and presenting sponsor Anthony Garubo Salon & Day Spa will host the 2013 Maplewood Village Girl’s Night Out on Thursday, June 13 starting at 6 p.m. It's a purely fun evening of shopping, dining, cocktails and socializing -- and helping others (see more below). Anthony Garubo Salon colorists and designers will give you a new summer look, with makeup and the latest styles from Alchemy Hour Boutique. Guests are invited to vote for a favorite "look" and chance to win their very own summer makeover. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be offered. In addition, over 25 participating merchants will offer everything from special tastings, raffles, trunk …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Maplewood Village Alliance's Julie Doran will do double duty when Diana Vitrano leaves Springfield Ave. Partnership at the end of June.
Julie Doran, manager of the Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA), will step into a new role as manager of both the MVA and the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP), said Mayor Vic DeLuca Tuesday morning. Vitrano announced last week she would step down at the end of June for personal reasons. The two improvement districts will continue as separate entities with their own boards and budgets, with Doran heading both, said DeLuca. The MVA and the SAP are special improvement districts that use funds from assessing commercial properties, as well as funding from the township, for capital improvement, facades, business recruitment and special events and marketing. Doran has been manager of the MVA since 2009, replacing Amy Koehler. Previously, the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
CNN Money profiles small business scene in the Village.
Maplewood Village has definitely caught the eye of network television. First it was MSNBC, which profiled the town in a special Small Business Saturday segment back in November. Now, CNN Money spent a day in the Village, talking to some local merchants about the challenges of owning a small business. The episode, which can be seen here, was filmed on May 3, said Julie Doran, manager of the Maplewood Village Alliance. Business owners interviewed include Dan Richer of Arturo's, Reggie Delphin of Freeman's Fish, Cindy Potters of Shed, Michele Bessey of Perch Home, Alan Weiser of Village Wine Shop, John Meade of St. James's Gate and Mary Ann Spencer of Tenth Muse Gallery. The merchants offer their very honest and realistic perspectives on …
Campaign to help shoppers remember new parking rules.
Earlier this year, parking rules in Maplewood Village changed. Now, in an effort to help residents and visitors remember the new rules, the Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) has launched a campaign called "Mind the Signs." MVA manager Julie Doran, said the campaign is "designed to let Village customers know that regulations have changed and where those changes are." One of the main changes is that parking on Maplewood Ave. and in the Ricalton lot has been increased from a one-hour limit to a two-hour limit. The MVA has issued an easy to read, color-coded map, which is attached to this article.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sprucing up time in Maplewood.
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Sunday, April 7
This weekend, some local citizens pitched in to help get the Village in tip top shape for spring. Virginia Lamb, Steve Cohen and Ellen Davenport joined other members of the Maplewood Village Alliance to weed, rake, and plant.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
From March 3-9, sample some of the best eats in town.
Praise from The New York Times is always nice (in its recent review of Wild Ginger, the paper called Maplewood "a town overflowing with interesting restaurants"), but locals have known for years that our little hamlet boasts some of the best and most eclectic food in the state. That's why the return each spring of Maplewood Restaurant Week is such a highly anticipated event. This year, Restaurant Week runs from March 3-9 and is sponsored once again by the Maplewood Village Alliance, Springfield Avenue Partnership and Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. More than 20 participating restaurants throughout town will offer customers everything from prix fixe to tasting menus and discounted lunch or dinner specials, according to a press release. (…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Youth enrichment organization may have to cut services, look for other means of funding.
The article has been updated with a comment from Township Committeeman Jerry Ryan. Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca said at the Saturday budget hearings that he will not again vote for township funding to YouthNet. Representatives from the non-profit, South Orange/Maplewood-based youth enrichment organization presented their accomplishments from 2012 and goals for 2013 before asking the township committee for a $15,000 contribution in the coming year. The request, the same amount as last year’s, would go towards funding YouthNet’s scholarship programs, after school programs and materials they use to seek larger-scale sponsorship. "I have no quarrel with the services that are being provided,” said DeLuca, who voted to establish YouthNet …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Popular annual event returned on Saturday.
The Third Annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Maplewood Dickens Village, took place at St. James Gate Publick House and Village Trattoria on Saturday. Scores of children and their parents enjoyed breakfast, carollers and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.