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...

Montclair family prepares for global “world-schooling” trip

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere are some things that have to be done before setting out on a road trip: put holds on the newspaper and mail deliveries, ask the neighbors to water the plants and...
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Montclair teen builds homes and her future in AmeriCorps NCCC

By GWEN ORELorel@montclairlocal.newsLyric Gibson never imagined herself using a chainsaw.Now it’s one of her favorite things to do.“I love climbing ladders and hammering nails into roofs, and using nailguns,” Gibson said with a laugh....
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MKA celebrates Earth Day with recycling, composting and gardening

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the students and faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy, are focusing on programs that help reduce waste in meaningful ways and connecting with service learning initiatives throughout the three campuses.  From...
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Healthy Kids Day event at YMCA on Saturday

The YMCA of Montclair will hold its annual Healthy Kids Day community event on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative to...
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Saying no thank you to straws in Montclair is spreading

By Tara Kolton for Montclair Local Word is continuing to spread around Montclair that straws truly suck for the environment. A program to reduce the use of non-reusable plastics throughout the community is gaining momentum. A group...

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...

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.