Thursday, July 30, 2015

BIG BAND SOUNDS AT THE MAPLEWOOD POOL

Some great music at the Maplewood Pool Wednesday night as part of their summer concert series.

This time Swingtown had the best of big bands and swing music.

Check them out below:


  
Next week, Maplewood's own Dwight West and the Spirit of Life Orchestra.

LOTSA LIBRARY TODAY: STORYTIME TO COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP

Preschool Storytime & Craft


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 2 1/2 – 5 * Stories and activities to encourage reading readiness.


 

Kids Create @ HB

Thursday, July 30

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hilton Branch *  Ages 6-12
Stories about the Trojan War & make a Trojan horse.


Boomwhacker Fun

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Main Library * Ages 6+ * Hit stuff. Make music. Repeat. Sing & play with local musician Michael Steiner . Register here


Coding Club

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Create Space @ Hilton Branch – Thursdays July 2, 9, 23 and 30, 4pm-5pm – Ages 8-13 years
Learn to Code using Scratch with Media Specialist Jennifer Latimer.  You will get a free manual to use at home!   Register at: createcodingclub.eventbrite.com  
Thank you to the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.


Create Space – Maplewood Library’s Makerspace is Open!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hilton Branch – Every Tuesday  and Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.  Patrons can use Rhino 3D software to build a model, print an object on our 3D printer or use our new color printer or laminator.  There are also Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, littleBits and SparkFun kits for the kids. Raspberry Pi single board computers are also available to learn more about computer science.  More information about the Create Space…

The Art of College Applications


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Main Library – Applying to college this fall? This seminar will teach you the “nuts and bolts” of how to present information clearly and compellingly in your college applications. We will focus primarily on the Common Application, but also go over strategies to help you save time and energy on other applications you may be filing (Rutgers anyone?). Take what you learn from this seminar on July 30th and apply it the following week when the Common Application – and many other college applications – open for students graduating from high school in 2016. Bring a pen and paper as you’ll want to take notes! The seminar will be presented by Rhiannon Schade, Director of Collegewise of Millburn. Reservations are recommended. You can reserve seats at: https://artofcollegeapplication.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AIR QUALITY ALERT ISSUED AS TEMPS RISE

From National Weather Service:

  • THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
  • BERGEN... ESSEX... PASSAIC... UNION... HUDSON.
  • IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
  • AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS.

LAST DAY FOR WHERE'S WALDO

Today is the last day to collect your Where's Waldo signatures around town for this afternoon's raffle and party at Words Bookstore. See details HERE.

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Where’s Waldo – Grand Prize Drawing Waldo is hiding in over 20 local businesses in Maplewood throughout the month of July.  Find him at 10 businesses and stop back at [words] for a button and coupon, while supplies last.  Find all of them and you can be entered in the grand prize drawing.
Then, join us at [words] for the grand prize drawing on Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 pm.
Stop in the store today for a passport and start searching around town beginning July 1. Good luck!
- See more at: http://wordsbookstore.com/category/events/#sthash.Dprw1VGX.dpuf
Where’s Waldo – Grand Prize Drawing Waldo is hiding in over 20 local businesses in Maplewood throughout the month of July.  Find him at 10 businesses and stop back at [words] for a button and coupon, while supplies last.  Find all of them and you can be entered in the grand prize drawing.
Then, join us at [words] for the grand prize drawing on Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 pm.
Stop in the store today for a passport and start searching around town beginning July 1. Good luck!
- See more at: http://wordsbookstore.com/category/events/#sthash.Dprw1VGX.dpuf
Where’s Waldo – Grand Prize Drawing Waldo is hiding in over 20 local businesses in Maplewood throughout the month of July.  Find him at 10 businesses and stop back at [words] for a button and coupon, while supplies last.  Find all of them and you can be entered in the grand prize drawing.
Then, join us at [words] for the grand prize drawing on Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 pm.
Stop in the store today for a passport and start searching around town beginning July 1. Good luck!
- See more at: http://wordsbookstore.com/category/events/#sthash.Dprw1VGX.dpuf

10-15 STUDENTS TO BE IN FIRST CHS SUMMER GRADUATION

From the School District:


We are proud to let you know that we going to have an August graduation this year, for what appears to be the first time in CHS memory and/or history.  This August graduation ceremony is for students who are finishing up some credits and work this summer in our summer programs who were not ready to graduate in June.

There are a small number, probably 10-15, of students currently eligible for this ceremony, and some of our students who were out-of-district in special education placements may choose to participate as well. We are looking forward to sharing this accomplishment with them, and making sure it is a memorable occasion. The ceremony will take place in our CHS auditorium at 10 am on Wednesday, August 19th. There will be a processional, music, speakers, and of course the conferring of the diplomas.

PROSPECT RUMMAGE SALE DONATION TIME!


Donations for Prospect's Churchwide Rummage Sale may be brought
Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 AM;
and on Tues. & Thurs. evenings from 7-9 PM.
Donations will be accepted through August 2.
Clean, gently used or new items such as clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, toys, jewelry, collectibles and furniture that can be easily handled would be appreciated.  Please be sure all are in good working order.  Clean clothes, in "like-new" or gently used condition, on hangers, please.  (Hangers are available outside the Rummage Room.)
For further info click here.
Sorting times are Tues. & Thurs. evenings from 7-9 PM, throughout July & August.  Please volunteer for this worthy cause, and enjoy the fellowship too!   It is a great way to get to know people.
SALE DAYS ARE:
Sunday, August 23, 1-4 PM
Saturday, August 29, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

WE ALSO HAVE A VIRTUAL RUMMAGE SALE!
Click here to view the items in the Virtual Rummage Sale

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BIKE THEFTS AND BREAK-IN ARRESTS LEAD POLICE WEEK

From Maplewood Police today:


July 25, 2015; Bicycle Thefts and Thefts from Autos; During the overnight hours several vehicles were entered in the Hilton Ave area and two bicycles stolen. At approximately 3:30 AM, three juveniles were stopped following a report of a bicycle theft in progress on Hilton Ave. The juveniles were found to be in possession of the stolen bicycles as well as other items removed from unlocked vehicles. The three juveniles from Irvington age 14, 15 and 16 were all arrested and charged with various offenses.

July 20, 2015; Burglary; During the daytime hours, a home on Wellesley St was entered and a laptop and cash stolen.

July 20, 2015; Theft from Auto; Overnight a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Fernwood Rd residence was entered and headphones stolen.

July 20, 2015; Bicycle Theft; During the overnight hours a bicycle left laying in the backyard of a home on Burroughs Way was stolen.


July 21, 2015; Theft from Auto; During an unknown time frame, change and ear buds were stolen from an unsecured vehicle on Parker Ave.


July 24, 2015; Theft from Auto; Between 2-6 PM, a purse was removed from an unsecured vehicle on Burroughs Way.


July 26, 2015; Burglary; Between midnight and 5:30 PM, Bradfords Bar and Restaurant on Springfield Ave was forcibly entered and a laptop stolen.