Archive for June, 2011

Maplewoodstock 2011

Hippies, Punks, Goths, Folkies, Moms, Dads and everyone else come on down to Maplewoodstock on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.

Admission is free.  This year’s lineup includes The Smithereens, Raul Malo, The Revelations, Rich Pagano among many others.  Food, crafts and tons of fun are easy to find right here in Memorial Park.

Beifus Revisited

Beifus lot from South Orange Ave.

The saga of the old vacant ‘Beifus’ property in downtown South Orange has turned another page.  Last year I posted about the town’s foreclosure on the previous owner.  Now there is potentially good news as South Orange Commons III, LLC has purchased the property and will seek approvals to develop the site.  The South Orange Planning Board approved a plan in 2005 for the site and S.O. Commons LLC’s plan is very similar.

There will be a mixed-use complex with an approximately 100,000 square-foot building. The building will contain approximately 9,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space, three upper floors with 57 high-end residential units, and 97 surface parking spaces.

South Orange Commons is owned by Edward E. Ayuso II, Mark L. Berger, and an affiliate of Stamford, Connecticut-based Soundview Real Estate Partners that is involved in other projects in town.

Maplewood resident, Norbert Leo Butz wins another Tony

Maplewood resident, Norbert Leo Butz picked up a second Tony (Best Leading Actor in a Musical) for his role in ‘Catch Me If You Can.’  His first one was for ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.’  He has also appeared in ‘Rent’, ‘Wicked’ and ‘Enron’ on Broadway and performed and sung locally at SOPAC last year.





Studio Artist Tour, Sunday June 5

Last year was a lot of fun and talent.  I’m looking forward to the studio artist tour thru South Orange and Maplewood!

Check out the link for more info on artists, locations…