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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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...

Relief efforts for Harvey, Irma continue in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Across Montclair this week, donation projects sprang into being as residents asked what they could do to help victims of Harvey — and Irma. From Sept. 11 to 15, several community groups will...

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...

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,...

Open Book/Open Mind holds 2nd-anniversary fundraiser

Everyone knows there are a lot of writers and journos in Montclair. During Superstorm Sandy, many of them wrote in the warmth of the Montclair Public Library. The library's warmth continues to appeal to the...

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...

MHS graduate does 4,500 mile cross-country bike ride for autism awareness

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Tim Kennedy, a 2008 graduate of Montclair High School, decided that he would go on a bike ride this summer. A very long bike ride. Kennedy, a mental health professional who specializes in working...

Next weekend: 28th annual African-American Heritage event

Photo courtesy of the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Save the dates for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation's Memories ball on Friday, June 2, and parade & festival on Saturday, June 3. The 28th annual event on Saturday...

Montclair African American Heritage festivities begin

Montclair African -American Heritage Parade and Festival Memories Dance: Friday, June 2, 8 p.m., cafeteria, Montclair High School George Inness Annex, 141 Park St. Parade: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m., steps off Maple and Bloomfield...

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...

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