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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...

Photos: Latkepalooza in Montclair

Fried potato pancakes were the main course at Bnai Keshet's annual Hanukkah Latkepalooza.
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Holiday: cocktails of the season (ho ho)

Food writer Steven DeSalvo goes on a cocktail crawl and discovers three yummy, festive drinks. He suggests not trying all three in one night.
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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.

Montclair’s Fourth of July parade returns for 67th year

COURTESY OF MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps band will once again perform at the township's Fourth of July parade.Montclair's annual Fourth of July parade with return for its 67th year on...
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

Local rabbis consider Yom Kippur a cleansing day, not a dreaded one.

Photos: Have you come for a treat? or a trick?

Orange lights, dancing ghosts and scary pumpkins lurk on frontyards all over town.
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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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Bicentenary celebration of the Báb

The Bahá’i Faith Community of Montclair celebrates the bicentenary of the birthday of the Báb o Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Montclair Women’s Club.