Bourbon & Biergarten

Straight up fun this weekend with barbecue in Montclair

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news To adapt to its growing popularity, the Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s Bourbon & Biergarten has moved to a new venue for its third year, and will be held at the...

Montclair Community Pre-K marks 20th anniversary

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair Community Pre-K is marking its 20th anniversary this year. The entire school — past and current students, staff, and parents — was the grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July Parade....
NEA

Montclair arts groups speak out for the NEA

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news When Jazz House Kids first presented a Montclair Jazz Festival, “we were on a raised grass and rock platform in Nishuane park,” said Melissa Walker, founder and president of the festival’s producing...
Operation Back Pack

Operation Backpack: Help others get ready for school

Operation Backpack is collecting school supplies for children in need this summer through August. The drive has a goal this year of 200 backpacks and $2,500 in donations. Last year, the drive collected 185 filled...

Angels wanted for light pack work in Montclair

Advice from Nilsen: • Choose a packing list here: https://www.voa-gny.org/what-goes-in-a-backpack • Monetary contributions can be made to the Montclair Team Crowdwise site www.crowdrise. com/montclair-community-operation-backpack For more information, go to facebook.com/MontclairOperationBackpack, or email montclairobp@gmail.com. By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair Local “It...

Group hopes to install memorial to Montclair’s Washington Street YMCA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news For many years in Montclair, there was a place on Washington Street that was very special to Montclair’s children and young adults, especially children and young adults of color. The Washington Street YMCA,...
Empowerment

Taking a week for women in Montclair: Women’s Empowerment Week

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news For women, empowerment can be as simple as wearing a well-fitting bra. And as meaningful as wearing clothes, instead of scrubs, home from the hospital after an assault. Next week, from Saturday, April 1,...

Culture in brief: save room for A Taste of Montclair

Save room for A Taste of Montclair, a smorgasbord of restaurants for a good cause, on Sept. 24.
Operation Back Pack

Montclair-area groups collecting school supplies for children in need

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news August is zipping by, which means the start of back-to-school shopping for many families. According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, the average family will spend more than $660 for...

Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry sends out appeal for Thanksgiving foods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news With a week to go before Thanksgiving, the shelves at Human Needs Food Pantry were alarmingly bare of Thanksgiving foods. So the staff put out an appeal for donations on social media Thursday...