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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...

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.

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks are, according to Wikipedia, “a form of poetry in five-line,...

Ostara: Light of the Earth – symbols of new beginnings

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Montclair resident Joe Longo, co-owner of Blu Lotus on Church Street, intends to balance a raw egg at precisely 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Tuesday is the Spring Equinox, also known...

Annual church service to honor MLK

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe Martin Luther King Jr. Day service is important to the Rev. Bernadette Glover of St. Paul Baptist Church because the community comes together in a celebration of King’s work, and...

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.

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...

Eid-Al-Adha holiday tradition benefits local soup kitchen

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsToni’s Kitchen in Montclair was the benefit of 150 pounds of meat recently donated by Peace Islands Institute. The annual donation is in celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, which...
May Day

May Day tradition is held in Watchung Plaza

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe 12-foot Maypole draped with colorful ribbons stood in the middle of Watchung Plaza while school children, teachers and parents gathered on the lawn. Another May Day celebration kicked off May...
fourth of july canceled

Montclair cancels Fourth of July celebrations

On Thursday, the Montclair Celebrates July 4th committee announced that the celebrations would be canceled, due to ongoing restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19.