Dot’s Desk: Life in late autumn in Montclair

In late autumn, Dorothea Benton Frank recalls years gone by, and shakes off seasonal melancholy by embracing the holidays.

Photos: A Christmas Carol at Gas Lamp

Gas Lamp Players presents a musical version of "A Christmas Carol," with a a multi-generational cast of 105 adults, teens and children.

Montclair Film: Martinis with Meryl

Stephen Colbert interviewed Meryl Streep at NJPAC, in a fundraiser for Montclair Film, about life, empathy, and show business.

Plays for troubled times: addressing violence onstage

Two organizations in Montclair are taking the idea of relevancy to heart Luna Stage and a group benefitting S.O.F.I.A. present shows that address violence.

Montclair Wrestling: MHS sees participation surge after solid first year under Kline

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Second year Montclair High School wrestling coach Eugene Kline came into the job last season hoping to rebuild a program with numbers that had fallen off a bit. “My goal when I got...

Montclair Basketball: Numbers up for MKA Cougars under first-year coach

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Last season was a tough one for the Montclair Kimberley Academy girls basketball team. With just a handful of girls on the team and barely enough to have a starting five, the...

Montclair Swimming: Fresh start for Cougars swimmers

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Deep in the bowels of the Montclair Kimberley Academy high school campus, the Cougars swim team is prepping for the upcoming season. Head coach Patrick Collins saw an increase in the numbers...

Montclair Crew: MHS coach wins U.S. Rowing honors

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news Even when it's not crew season, the Montclair High School program keeps winning. Head coach Jeremy Michalitsianos was just named Junior Coach of the Year in 2018's USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards. The award,...

Montclair Hockey: New faces in lineup, on the bench for Mounties

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news In hockey, managing transition — whether it be moving from defense to offense or switching from skating backwards to skating forwards — is a critical part of the game. For the 2018-19...

College Bound: The impact of college essays on an essay coach

By PAT BERRY For Montclair Local Pat Berry is a writer, editor, and college application essay coach. For more information, visit Pat’s website, collegeapplicationcamp.com and follow...

PHOTOS: Montclair tree lighting brings cheer, with carols, Santa and s’mores

Montclair held its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7 on Church Street. The event featured caroling by the Fabulous Fezziwigs, ice sculptures, fire...

Montclair Eats: You can’t have too many tacos

Tacos might be the perfect food, or at least one of them, writes Steven DeSalvo. So he sampled three at different Montclair eateries.

Colorful connections at Diwali festival

Two hundred people packed Apna Punjab Banquet Hall on Nov. 18 to celebrate Diwali, the Indian celebration of good over evil and of light over darkness.