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Photos: Back to school with new haircuts & backpacks

With 500 hot dogs, 800 hamburgers, games, free haircuts, face painting, and a free basketball clinic, the Montclair Sentinels 16 and several other neighborhood organizations and businesses again send the kids back to school...

Library’s summer lunch program gives out more than 1,400 lunches

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library Foundation launched its “Nourishing the Mind and Body” lunch program this summer, with help from Partners for Health Foundation and Toni’s Kitchen.The program provides lunch each weekday to...

Montclair kids go deep in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Book Club

In the Book Club for "A Wrinkle in Time" at Montclair Public Library for kids grades 4-6, children have fun while going deep.

Montclair girl does good: Ella Freund holds ‘Mitzvahpalooza’

'Mitzvahpalooza'Saturday, Oct. 7Studio Playhouse 14 Alvin Placestudioplayhouse.orgBy ROSEMARIE SALVATORE For Montclair LocalMusic means a lot to Glenfield Middle School seventh-grader Ella Freund, because she has grown up with it. Ella “lives and breathes music,” according...
Lacordaire 100th

PHOTOS: Lacordaire Academy marks 100th anniversary

Lacordaire Academy began its centennial year celebrations on Oct. 24 with a Mass celebrated by The Most Rev. Bishop Manuel A. Cruz, D.D. of the Archdiocese of Newark. The Mass, concelebrated by the Rev....

Newly formed Girl Scout Troop offers some stability to homeless girls

Juliette’s House brings the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls living in the area’s shelters and transitional housing.
Funds for Food

Funds for Food group plans to pack lunches for kids

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFunds for Food, started by high school students Sarah Shiffman and Stella Guzik, hopes to start providing packed lunches for elementary school students this school year.The group, which currently has 11 members,...

Photos: Willy Wonka Jr.’s a sweet treat

The Willy Wonka Jr. version of Roald Dahl's classic casts 99 local children in the Gas Lamp's Players' production at the Ridgewood Avenue School's theater Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18, after a...