Montclair nonprofits honored for their gifts to community

 By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalFive Montclair not-for-profits garnered Partners for Health Foundation awards and grants for the work they do in combating hunger and homelessness, youth resiliency, healthy aging and mental health.In total, 10...

Volunteer Spotlight: Allison Sargent finds blessings in helping the needy

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsAllison H. Sargent, 63, of Montclair, volunteers an average of three hours a week, when not in peak times, for the Salvation Army in Montclair. Sargent has been a volunteer for...
Porch on Walnut

PHOTOS: Come sit awhile on the Porch on Walnut

“Porch on Walnut” opened on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Lytle

Volunteer Spotlight: John Lytle cooks up compassion with MESH

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsJohn Lytle, 64, of Montclair, volunteers an average of three hours a week on Wednesdays for Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless. Lytle has been a MESH volunteer for seven and...
Sylvan

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Sylvan finds camaraderie at library

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Mike Sylvan, 72, of Montclair volunteers about nine hours a week at the Montclair Public Library branches. He can be found on Mondays at the Upper Montclair Bellevue Avenue branch and...
Amit Kundra

Volunteer Spotlight: Amit Kundra combines basketball with tutoring

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Amit Kundra, 17, of Montclair is a junior at Newark Academy in Livingston and is currently spending his semester in Washington, D.C., volunteering his time helping underprivileged kids. In a semester-long...
homeless

Montclair Salvation Army helps homeless get back on their feet

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsLast November, sick and tired of living out of his car after alcohol and heroin had taken his marriage, his job and apartment, Jack Smith walked into the Salvation Army on...
Goldstein

Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Goldstein helps strangers with a smile

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Bruce Goldstein, 74, of Montclair, volunteers five hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help at HackensackUMC Mountainside, also known as Mountainside Hospital. Goldstein...
service

Montclair woman is the first in town to join warm and fuzzy service team

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair just became home for puppy Jonquil III, a lab/golden retriever cross who will one-day know over 40 commands including pushing a wheelchair and picking up a dropped item as small...
Cat

Volunteer Spotlight: All you need is love and a cat

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Jennifer McMillan, 48, of Montclair, volunteers her time at Montclair Township Animal Shelter. She spends seven days a week there tending to the cats and kittens. With her three kids in...