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Saturday, August 9, 2014

MAPSO News Roundup: WCBS Report, Movies, Summer Reading


The Maplewood Memorial Library will host a celebration to mark the end of the 2014 Summer Reading Club. The celebration will take place on Friday, August 15 from 11am until 4pm at the Main Library on Baker Street. According to the library website, activities will include obstacle courses, games, and crafts. The national summer reading theme this year was called 'Fizz Boom Read'. 

Three more movies will be shown this summer at Flood's Hill in South Orange. The movies include E.T. on August 13Frozen on August 20, and Back to the Future on August 27The Free Movies in the Park program is presented by the Village of South Orange, the Baird Community Center, and the South Orange Performing Arts Center. 

Does Maplewood have too many lawn signs? Dave Carlin of CBS 2 News asked that question in a report that aired on on Friday night. The report showed signs for a Columbia High School graduate, Save Our Reservation, the South Orange Maplewood Online Radio Experience, Wilber's Painting, Henry Home Improvement, Solarize SOMA, and 'Drive Like Your Kids Live Here'. Also shown were campaign signs for several politicians, including some running for office in other areas, including Summit and Central New Jersey. Local art organization Studio B was also featured in the report for their new signs, which read 'Lawn' on one side and 'Sign' on the other. 

The New York news station also did a report last week on the 'gum wall' on Baker Street near Maplewood Middle School.

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