Archive for April, 2015

River Day



May 3 is the South Orange’s River Day.  Come to our section of the Rahway River and participate in the beautification and festivities that are going on.  In addition to the improvements that were recently made in the section near Meadowbrook Lane, the town has been awarded $1 million dollars to expand the park, greenway and bike path all the way down to the Maplewood border.

Click to access RiverMP_2.pdf


Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park

branch-brook-cherry-blossoms-1 Get yourself over to Belleville’s Branch Brook Park to catch the Cherry Blossoms before they’re gone!!

RIP Laura Grace Stammers Nichols



My sympathies to the family of Laura.

I returned her empty platters to the Blue Plate last thursday afternoon after Laura catered a broker open house for me with her amazing cornbread and tasty specialties. She told me about her dangerous run-in with a pot-hole on Irvington Ave. and how she was in the news. She seemed a little banged up, but was her usual big-hearted self and after a few minutes of chat I was on my way.

It’s now monday and I haven’t really processed this loss for her family, and for South Orange & Maplewood. She obviously made an indelible mark on many of us here in SOMA.  RIP Laura.