Thursday, May 23, 2013
Women mark final time they will dine together at the historic club they are selling.
The members of the Maplewood Woman's Club celebrated their last luncheon together on Wednesday in the historic building on Woodland Road. The ladies dubbed the occasion "The Last Lunch," thus ending 97 years at the Clubhouse. Maplewood Township will become the club's official owners on May 29.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Plan estimates costs to stabilize and restore historic building.
Updating the Maplewood Woman's Club could cost roughly $1.75 million, according to recent architectural and engineering reports commissioned by the township. That estimate, prepared by local architect John James, would include bringing the building up to code, replacing some of the siding and roof, adding new doors and windows, repairing walls and ceilings, restoring the theater, replacing or renovating all the bathrooms, adding air conditioning, renovating the kitchen and adding an elevator, among other items. The report is attached to this article as a PDF. James stressed that the actual total renovation costs would depend on the building's final use, which the township has not yet determined. Township Committeeman Jerry Ryan and …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look at the most popular articles this week.
Christensen to NJ Transit: You've Got a Fight on Your Hands Combative head of Maplewood Concierge Company will not easily give up 14-year-old train station concession. Plymouth Avenue Sees Rash of Break-Ins Half a dozen Plymouth Avenue households had items including bicycles, GPS and in one case, a briefcase, taken from unlocked cars and garages early Tuesday morning, said Capt. John Perna of the Maplewood Police Department. Next Steps: Woman's Club and Post Office Site Two of the most significant developments in Maplewood's history are each one step closer to becoming a reality. On an Upswing, Springfield Avenue Shines Twelve years of improvements and recruitment efforts bear fruit in Maplewood business district. Maplewood FD, …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Marking Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month.
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Sunday, April 7
From the Maplewood Woman's Club: You may have seen pinwheels around the Maplewood Woman’s Club sign. Pinwheels have been chosen by Prevent Child Abuse America because they symbolize a happy, carefree and healthy childhood. April is Prevent Child Abuse awareness month which the Woman’s Club participates in. We have a role to play in the development of our children and that includes becoming involved in situations where children’s wellbeing is or can be jeopardized. 90% of child sexual abuse involves a person known to the child. To find out more go www.preventchildabusenj.org. To report abuse or any suspicion of abuse you can call 1-877-NJ ABUSE.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Vote is 4-0 in favor of moving ahead with purchase of just over $1 million.
The Maplewood Township Committee voted 4-0 on Tuesday night to approve on final passage a bond ordinance providing for the acquisition of the Maplewood Woman’s Club. Committeewoman India Larrier was absent. The ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $1,100,000 and the issuance of $1,045,000 in bonds to finance the cost of the purchase and related improvements. No one spoke during the public comment period. Once the ordinance is published on April 11, there is a 20-day period during which residents can challenge it by filing a petition, after which the bond ordinance is final. Committeeman Jerry Ryan gave an update on the recently formed Woman’s Club Task Force, which is currently working to develop specifications on partners. Ryan …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wide ranging discussion on non-profit partners, maintenance, landmark designation and the ongoing lawsuit.
Maplewood Township will form a task force to explore potential uses and partnerships for the Woman's Club, the Township Committee decided at Tuesday night's meeting. Committee member Jerry Ryan and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Leventhal will head the task force, which will also include Township Administrator Joseph Manning and other staff. The task force may bring in experts and members of the public as needed. The decision came after a lengthy brainstorming session about the Woman's Club, which the township has agreed to purchase for just over $1 million. Mayor Vic DeLuca said the township had spoken to several non-profits interested in partnering with the township on the building, including the South Mountain YMCA, HK Project and others. He…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Get your gin fizz on with Studio B's popular Speakeasy Series at the Woman's Club.
When was the last time you gave a secret password at the door, ordered a cup of Prohibition Punch, and found yourself in the middle of the hottest, hippest entertainment around? Studio B, a Maplewood/South Orange arts organization known for showcasing local talent and offering new-and-unusual performance events, is bringing back its enormously popular Speakeasy Series for another turn around the dance floor. This vaudeville-style variety show channels an era when tap, jazz, magic, comedy and film would be wrapped together into one seemless -- and totally entertaining -- evening of performance. "The Speakeasy gives audiences the opportunity to see so many dynamic, amazing talents in one place," says Marcy Thompson, co-founder of Studio …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Joane Aponte says Maplewood neighbors who filed lawsuit are "working against us."
The president of The Maplewood Woman's Club, which recently was put back on the market after a long-anticipated deal fell through when the buyer backed out, is not happy with the turn of events. “We’ve been doing everything we can do to move this forward," said President Joane Aponte in a press release. "There are people that are working against us in the sale of this property.” Aponte was referring to a group of neighbors who had filed suit against both the buyer and the township challenging the Maplewood Zoning Board of Adjustment's (ZBA) 2011 decision to grant a use variance to Lamona LLC for the sale of the Woman's Club of Maplewood building at 60 Woodland Road. Lamona LLC, a limited liability corporation formed by Tom Kerns, …