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August

Mother Matters: rising above an August mood

August is a time of transition from the relaxed days of summer to the structure of school. In "Mother Matters," Loyla Louvis shares tips for the changeover.

In brief: Montclair’s Fishing Derby is this Saturday, July 20

Grab your fishing poles and bring your kids, July 20 is Montclair's Fishing Derby.
Mother Matters

Mother Matters: Discover the anchor of communication

By LOYLA LOUVIS For Montclair LocalIn “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness...
Miss Black America Pageant

PHOTOS: Miss Black America Pageant

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTOn Saturday, June 15, the Miss Black America Pageant took place at Glenfield Middle School. The day included a children's fashion show, and the pageant itself, which was open to young...
College Bound seniors

College Bound: Seniors, thank your supporters

In this month's College Bound, Pat Berry reminds seniors of the importance of saying and writing thank you to all of their supporters.
Barbara Ann Mather

Mother Matters: Parenting tips from the wisdom of spring

By LOYLA LOUVIS For Montclair LocalIn “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness...

News in brief: Essex County announces youth art contest

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) Youth Leaders, of Essex County, announced the start of their “Instead of Drinking and Using Drugs, I would Rather…” Art Contest, which runs through May 17....

At the YMCA, no kid is turned away from learning to swim

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsDrowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4, and the second-leading cause of death for children ages 5-14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. New Jersey is...
superhero

Photos: Biff! Bam! Boom! S.O.F.I.A. superhero workshop

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) held a Superhero Writers Workshop on Saturday, April 6. The next one will be on Saturday, June 1.
kindness

Mother matters: encouraging the courtesy of kindness

Start with positive thinking to encourage your kids to be kind all year round, not just at random times, writes Loyla Louvis in "Mother Matters."