Photos: Gardens are glowing

Pumpkins, popcorn and a lot of smiles can be seen at Presby Memorial Iris Garden during Gardens Aglow.

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...
Bunny

Bunny hop: The Big Rabbit comes to Montclair

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Sean Spicer tweeted last March: “what I would give to hide in a bunny costume again.” Spicer, the White House communications director, played the Easter bunny under George W. Bush. Everybody loves the Easter...

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...
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...

Montclair BID plans to revive First Night celebration

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After what will have been a six-year hiatus, First Night Montclair may be resurrected this year. The Montclair Center Business Improvement District, known as the BID, is planning to revive the New Year's...
International

Montclair celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Women achieved the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, but had been marching for it since the middle of the 19th century. Notable...
Passover

Passover: wine welcomes the holiday

Wine is important in the Passover Seder.
Community Seder

Montclair’s Bnai Keshet holds Community Seder

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news This year’s Community Seder at Bnai Keshet will feature a theme of immigration. It’s particularly timely, with the president’s Muslim bans being fought in the courts. And two Bnai Keshet members, Melina Macall and...