Culture in brief: Kool Kids Foundation ‘Oldies but Goodies’ party in Montclair benefits kids

Sakinah Bell and her husband, Kool, of Kool and the Gang, are holding an “Oldies but Goodies Exclusive Party” on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St.,...

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...

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...

BID: Styling for a cause at the Montclair Fashion Show

Locals will walk the runway at the Wellmont, in the Montclair Fashion Show
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S.O.F.I.A.: raising awareness and hope, in Montclair

Walk Against Domestic Violence Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Canterbury Park, Canterbury Drive and Planchet DriveRegistration at supportsofia.org/events 862-251-6791, or info@supportsofia.orgBy GIOYA MCRAE For Montclair LocalIn Montclair, in New Jersey — or anywhere you go...

Montclair businesses, groups, houses of worship start Harvey relief projects

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has mobilized to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, with fundraising and relief efforts launched by local groups, houses of worship, and at least one taco truck.The most...

Culture in brief: Ravioli class and dinner at Montclair restaurant

Chef Barret Beyer will lead a free class on how to make homemade ravioli at Punto Rosso Ristorante, 6 Park St., on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m.Afterward, Beyer and Punto Rosso’s chef, Ryan...
Operation Back Pack

Montclair-area groups collecting school supplies for children in need

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAugust is zipping by, which means the start of back-to-school shopping for many families.According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, the average family will spend more than $660 for...

Angels wanted for light pack work in Montclair

Advice from Nilsen: • Choose a packing list here: https://www.voa-gny.org/what-goes-in-a-backpack• Monetary contributions can be made to the Montclair Team Crowdwise site www.crowdrise. com/montclair-community-operation-backpackFor more information, go to facebook.com/MontclairOperationBackpack, or email montclairobp@gmail.com.By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair Local“It...

MHS graduate does 4,500 mile cross-country bike ride for autism awareness

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTim Kennedy, a 2008 graduate of Montclair High School, decided that he would go on a bike ride this summer.A very long bike ride.Kennedy, a mental health professional who specializes in working...