Montclair food pantry thanks community for Thanksgiving donations

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It was shaping up to be a difficult Thanksgiving for clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry, but donors came through after the pantry appealed to the community on social media. The food...
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...

Culture in brief: Kool Kids Foundation ‘Oldies but Goodies’ party in Montclair benefits kids

Sakinah Bell and her husband, Kool, of Kool and the Gang, are holding an “Oldies but Goodies Exclusive Party” on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St.,...

Montclair family raising money, awareness for scleroderma

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Ten-year-old Claudette Johnson is a Hillside student. She’s on the school’s swim team, enjoys gymnastics and plays the piano. She is also coping with scleroderma. Claudette and her family — mom Christine Loccke, dad...
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...
cookies

Montclair Girl Scout Cookies never grow stale

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news It may be snowing, but there are signs of spring: Crocuses are blooming (under the snow). Irish eyes are smiling this week and will go on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day through April. And a...
s.o.f.i.a.

S.O.F.I.A.: raising awareness and hope, in Montclair

Walk Against Domestic Violence Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Canterbury Park, Canterbury Drive and Planchet Drive Registration at supportsofia.org/events 862-251-6791, or info@supportsofia.org By GIOYA MCRAE For Montclair Local In Montclair, in New Jersey — or anywhere you go...

Kool Kids Foundation holds ‘Oldies but Goodies’ party in Montclair

Get out your platforms and dance at the Kool Kids Foundation party, to raise funds for music and kids.
Music Festival

Photos: Fun-draising Against Food Insecurity

A brief rain shower brought the seven bands indoors, at the Tierney's Tavern Fifth Annual Free Music Festival, but the fun continued with stand-up comedians, games, food, 'beverages' and more , to 'fun'draise for...

BID: Styling for a cause at the Montclair Fashion Show

Locals will walk the runway at the Wellmont, in the Montclair Fashion Show