Winter Solstice

Facts of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The Winter Solstice, which is known as the shortest day of the year, happens this year at 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. Here are some things to know about it. 1....

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
Kaveny

Community in brief: Festival of St. Sebastian coming

The 92nd carnival celebrating the feast of St. Sebastian will take place in Montclair next week, Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 26, at Kaveny Field and Christopher Street. Wednesday through Friday, the festival...
Samhain

Samhain: celebrating the time between

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Kids will be looking forward to dressing up and parading in costumes to receive candy. Even some adults may enjoy that. While many people know Oct. 31 as Halloween, in Paganism...

Menorah lighting set for Sunday, Dec. 2

  Chabad of Montclair will host a Grand Menorah Lighting on Sunday Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., at the Hinck Building Atrium at 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. All are invited to a Hanukkah Wonderland with latkes, doughnuts...
Ostara

Montclair: springing into a new year

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news The Gregorian calendar may say the new year begins on Jan. 1, but the new planting season begins in the spring. Some religions reflect that by starting the year in spring. For Wiccans...

Photos: Latkepalooza in Montclair

Fried potato pancakes were the main course at Bnai Keshet's annual Hanukkah Latkepalooza.

Montclair’s Fourth of July parade returns for 67th year

COURTESY OF MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps band will once again perform at the township's Fourth of July parade. Montclair's annual Fourth of July parade with return for its 67th year on...
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

Local rabbis consider Yom Kippur a cleansing day, not a dreaded one.

Photos: Have you come for a treat? or a trick?

Orange lights, dancing ghosts and scary pumpkins lurk on frontyards all over town.