Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

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

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...
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Photos: Montclair houses of horror

Montclairites get creative this time of year with spiderwebs, skeletons and ghouls on their houses. Do you dare walk down the street? Maybe stay in the car. That is, unless you’re safely in a mask....

Holidays: Local gifts that give back

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Gifts that give back and are local can be the perfect choice for those hard-to-buy-for people on your holiday list. Whether you have an art lover, historian, gardener or theater lover...
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‘May in Montclair’ festivities open with maypole tradition

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news A rainbow of ribbons swirled in the air intertwining the Maypole as children performed the ritual dance for May in Montclair’s opening ceremonies at Watchung Plaza Monday, May 1. Before a crowd...
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Beltaine: May in Montclair and UUCM celebrate May Day

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news A 12-foot pole with colorful ribbons flowing from a circle of flowers stood in Watchung Plaza Tuesday, May 1, waiting to kick off the 40th annual opening ceremony for May in...

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...

Eid-Al-Adha holiday tradition benefits local soup kitchen

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair was the benefit of 150 pounds of meat recently donated by Peace Islands Institute. The annual donation is in celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, which...
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Meet the bell ringers, red kettle keepers of Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local At the start of the holiday season last weekend, Ernest Walker rings the Salvation Army bell standing next to a red kettle in front of the Acme on Valley Road. “Bless...

Feasting in Limbo: Montclair’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church holds Mass and Procession

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mass and Procession Sunday, July 16, 11:15 a.m. Mass, with procession following. Afterward, refreshments in the hall of OLMC Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine St. By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news The...