Next weekend: 28th annual African-American Heritage event

Photo courtesy of the Montclair African-American Heritage FoundationSave the dates for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation's Memories ball on Friday, June 2, and parade & festival on Saturday, June 3.The 28th annual event on Saturday...

Montclair film: fun, funny, fundraising on Red Nose Day

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsAbbot and Costello.Laurel and Hardy.The Blues Brothers.French and Saunders.Parker Bowles and Hall.Who? Luke Parker Bowles, board officer of Montclair Film, and Tom Hall, executive director of Montclair Film, banter and bounce jokes off...

Montclair arts groups discuss forming alliance

By LINDA MOSSmoss@northjersey.com Arts groups in Montclair are discussing forming an alliance so they can pool their resources, to promote the town as a destination and to create a comprehensive calendar of events in the...
Empowerment

Never saying sorry: Women’s Empowerment panel in Montclair

by ANTOINETTE MARTIN for Montclair LocalWomen’s empowerment took the stage at the Wellmont on Tuesday, April 4, as a panel of local women offered evocative tips and insights into female strength and self-confidence.The panel included...
Empowerment

Taking a week for women in Montclair: Women’s Empowerment Week

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsFor women, empowerment can be as simple as wearing a well-fitting bra.And as meaningful as wearing clothes, instead of scrubs, home from the hospital after an assault.Next week, from Saturday, April 1,...
NEA

Montclair arts groups speak out for the NEA

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsWhen Jazz House Kids first presented a Montclair Jazz Festival, “we were on a raised grass and rock platform in Nishuane park,” said Melissa Walker, founder and president of the festival’s producing...
cookies

Montclair Girl Scout Cookies never grow stale

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsIt may be snowing, but there are signs of spring: Crocuses are blooming (under the snow). Irish eyes are smiling this week and will go on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day through April.And a...
Ambulance Unit

Montclair Ambulance Unit honors Irish pubs

The Healing of the Green?Montclair Ambulance Unit (MAU) is holding its sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Benefit on Friday, March 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave. This...

Open Book/Open Mind holds 2nd-anniversary fundraiser

Everyone knows there are a lot of writers and journos in Montclair. During Superstorm Sandy, many of them wrote in the warmth of the Montclair Public Library.The library's warmth continues to appeal to the...