Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MAPSO News Roundup: TV Commercial, Health Fair, Smoothie Shop

The South Orange franchise of The UPS Store will be featured in an upcoming commercial for the national chain. Interior and exterior shots were used of the South Orange Avenue store. The commercial features Barbara Corcoran, who co-founded New York real estate agency Corcoran Group, and is well known for being a 'shark' on ABC's show 'Shark Tank'. George Berkeley, the owner of The UPS Store in South Orange, can also be seen in the commercial. The 30 second long commercial was filmed in April, and can be viewed here

The eighth annual South Orange Health Fair will take place this year on Saturday, September 6. This year's event will be held at the South Orange Fire Department headquarters at Sloan and First Streets. According to an announcement from Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting, several health screenings will be offered, and free smoke alarms and educational pamphlets will be handed out. There will also be a variety of activities for children, including face painting. 

A new business will open soon in South Orange. The Dancing Blender Smoothie Company will be located at 121 South Orange Avenue between S&S Beauty Supply and Sonny's Bagels. Owner Manny Adeleye once owned a similar business in South Orange several years ago. According to the Dancing Blender website, the business will serve a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies, and juices. Rita's Water Ice used to have a location in the space, before moving down South Orange Avenue to the Vailsburg section of Newark. 

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