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Empowerment

Taking a week for women in Montclair: Women’s Empowerment Week

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsFor women, empowerment can be as simple as wearing a well-fitting bra.And as meaningful as wearing clothes, instead of scrubs, home from the hospital after an assault.Next week, from Saturday, April 1,...
Bourbon & Biergarten

Straight up fun this weekend with barbecue in Montclair

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news To adapt to its growing popularity, the Montclair Food & Wine Festival’s Bourbon & Biergarten has moved to a new venue for its third year, and will be held at the...

Relief efforts for Harvey, Irma continue in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAcross Montclair this week, donation projects sprang into being as residents asked what they could do to help victims of Harvey — and Irma.From Sept. 11 to 15, several community groups will...

Next weekend: 28th annual African-American Heritage event

Photo courtesy of the Montclair African-American Heritage FoundationSave the dates for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation's Memories ball on Friday, June 2, and parade & festival on Saturday, June 3.The 28th annual event on Saturday...

Group hopes to install memorial to Montclair’s Washington Street YMCA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFor many years in Montclair, there was a place on Washington Street that was very special to Montclair’s children and young adults, especially children and young adults of color.The Washington Street YMCA,...

Community in brief: Brother to Brother pancake breakfast

The ninth annual Brother to Brother Family Winter Pancake Breakfast and Winter Clothing Drive will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Montclair High School, 100 Chestnut St., in...

Montclair’s Human Needs Food Pantry sends out appeal for Thanksgiving foods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith 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...
earth

Exploring space, loving earth:’Star Tours’ at Buzz Aldrin

The beauty of the earth is even more apparent from space. Astronomer Kevin Manning to visit Buzz Aldrin Middle School.
ABCs of Montclair

Fall into fall with the ABCs of Montclair

Get out your phones, your datebooks, your Hipster PDAs — whatever you use — and put down some dates. Fall in Montclair is already hopping, and the season hasn’t even officially started yet!To help...
feast

Feast, carnival return after two years off

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is bringing back its annual feast and carnival this month. The annual event hosted by the Pine Street church — which merged with Immaculate Conception...