Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Farber creates connections at MAM

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsBarbara Farber of Montclair volunteers her time at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave. She works part-time in retail in the sales department. Farber managed sales showrooms full time...
Porch on Walnut

PHOTOS: Come sit awhile on the Porch on Walnut

“Porch on Walnut” opened on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Photos: CPAW NJ volunteers are all ears for outdoor cats

Volunteers help CPAW NJ (Communities Promoting Animal Welfare) maintain its spay/neuter van, purchase food and supplies and assist with the veterinary bills by 'Crafting for a Cause' cat-ear headbands for CPAW NJ to use...

COVID-19: Toni’s Kitchen rallies as services shutdown and need grows

Volunteers at Toni's Kitchen helped pack food for hundreds of children and their families on Saturday, March 21, during three shifts. 

Photos: Gratitude on a day of service for those who serve

Partnering with Operation Gratitude, YMCA of Montclair children and family members sign cards to be distributed to our service members, part of an ongoing program supporting those who serve and have served.Operation Gratitude, since...
Robert L. Smith

Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Smith helps the homeless with a personal touch

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Robert L. Smith of Montclair is one of many of his congregation at Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair who recently gathered and sent gifts to 25 children of incarcerated parents this...

Volunteer Spotlight: MHS senior Jessica Scheinbaum ‘Opts’ to help

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsJessica Scheinbaum, 17, volunteers her time with Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ. Scheinbaum is a senior at Montclair High School and chose CPAW NJ for her internship in the school’s senior...

PHOTOS: BOUNCE gardens bring light, support

The Bounce Gardens Planting Hope Project engaged children, families and organizations throughout Montclair in decorating cheerful banners for essential service sites, senior residences and landmark locations.

Montclair Rotary, Trumpets and local dog lovers raise funds for dog bath

A brand-new dog bath was presented to the animal shelter by Montclair Rotary Club and its not-for-profitFoundation. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Goldstein helps strangers with a smile

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Bruce Goldstein, 74, of Montclair, volunteers five hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help at HackensackUMC Mountainside, also known as Mountainside Hospital. Goldstein...