And toddlers shall lead them: July 4th in Montclair

By ANTOINETTE MARTIN For Montclair LocalThe young — the very young — shall lead us at the Montclair July 4th parade.The 67th annual parade kicks off Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Bloomfield Avenue, follows a...

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
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PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Montclair tree lighting brings cheer, with carols, Santa and s’mores

Montclair held its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7 on Church Street. The event featured caroling by the Fabulous Fezziwigs, ice sculptures, fire pits for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, hot cocoa stations...
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Meet the bell ringers, red kettle keepers of Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalAt the start of the holiday season last weekend, Ernest Walker rings the Salvation Army bell standing next to a red kettle in front of the Acme on Valley Road.“Bless...
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Beltaine: May in Montclair and UUCM celebrate May Day

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news A 12-foot pole with colorful ribbons flowing from a circle of flowers stood in Watchung Plaza Tuesday, May 1, waiting to kick off the 40th annual opening ceremony for May in...
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Wrapping gifts, sharing love at Shomrei Emunah

The personal touch makes all the difference when it comes to gift-giving. At Shomrei Emunah, congregants wrapped gifts for charity together .
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Photos: Montclair houses of horror

Montclairites get creative this time of year with spiderwebs, skeletons and ghouls on their houses. Do you dare walk down the street? Maybe stay in the car.That is, unless you’re safely in a mask....

Indoor ceremony remembers the fallen on Memorial Day

A great blue heron flying eastward was silhouetted against the white sky as the Montclair Police Department honor guard fired a salute to the fallen at the township’s annual solemn observance of Memorial Day...
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Montclair: springing into a new year

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThe Gregorian calendar may say the new year begins on Jan. 1, but the new planting season begins in the spring. Some religions reflect that by starting the year in spring.For Wiccans...