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Real resolutions: New Year’s high and low

Montclair Local staff and Montclair residents share their "high," i.e. aspirational, resolutions, and "low," or very practical, ones.
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Holiday snaps and Ulrike Lechert-Lombardis

Ulrike Lechert-Lombardis shares holiday snaps of real candles on her Christmas tree — she had to have the holders sent from Germany.

Program Notes: Christmas envy, holiday of lights

At this darkest time of the year, Jews have the Festival of lights: but no outdoor lights... can you blame us for having a little Christmas-trapping envy?
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To your health: Eat a rainbow, and reduce stress

Eat a rainbow, count your blessings, and don't forget to workout, says Dr. Lauren Im-Imamura in the latest "To Your Health."
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In brief: The Dreidel House pop-up

Chabad of Montclair offers opportunities for the community to prepapre for Hannukah with its pop-up spot, "The Dreidel House," Sunday through Wednesday.
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In brief: holiday tours at Kip’s Castle

Kip's Castle offers holiday tours through Dec. 20. Visitors can look at the Tiffany windows, and enjoy coffee and hot chocolate.

In brief: Thanksgiving Day dinner served at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel will host its 36th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 28, 12 p.m.

Photos: Holiday Spectacular opens at Turtle Back Zoo

This weekend marked the opening of the annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, running through Dec. 30. Admission is free. 

Thoughtful Montclair gifts that give back

We scoured the area for gifts that are Montclair-related, and some that even give back to local not-for-profits.