NY Giants Legend George Martin to Talk, Sign Book on his 9/11 Journey at Yogi Berra Museum

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George Martin New York Giants legend George Martin will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the NFL and his remarkable walk across America to help 9/11 first responders.

Martin’s talk and Q&A will be followed by a signing of his book “Just Around the Bend: My Journey for 9/11,” with copies available at the Museum.

A leader on and off the field and  former president of the NFL Players Association, Martin was one of the game’s premier defensive linemen in the 1970s and ‘80s.  He led the Giants to their first Super Bowl in January 1987, highlighted by an interception that coach Bill Parcells called the greatest football play he has ever seen.

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MFEE Executive Director Position Available

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MFEE Looking for a new job? The MFEE (Montclair Fund For Excellence) is searching for an Executive Director. Lois Whipple, who served in the position for the past 17 years, announced her resignation last month.

The MFEE was founded in 1991 to generate private funding and community support for Montclair Public Schools and to enhance the educational experience of all of Montclair’s public school students.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director are to represent the organization to the public, donors, the Board of Education, the School Superintendent, and the press. He/she is responsible for strategic planning, fiscal accountability, fundraising, programs and grants.

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Montclair Police Report: Large Oil Spill from a DeCamp Bus, Burglaries, Theft, and Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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On Monday, August 31, at Grove Street and Mount Hebron Road, a DeCamp bus spilled a large amount of oil. Montclair Fire Department (MFD) and the Nutley Hazmat unit responded. The Montclair Police Department (MPD) reported the DeCamp Bus Company contacted a private environmental firm to respond and clean up the spill. No oil is believed to have contaminated the storm drain system.

Below are other crimes reported this week from Lt. David O’Dowd, MPD:

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Got Skills? Share Them or Get Some at Montclair Skillshare

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Got skills? Then share them with your community at the first Montclair Skillshare from September 16 – 19.

What’s a Skillshare, you ask? It’s a community coming together to teach and learn from each other. Anyone can set up a skillshare. All you need is a location and a skill. To join, sign up on the website here.

You’ll learn to use a pottery wheel, weave, create handmade cards, use a soldering iron, construct a beautiful seasonal floral centerpiece and much more. The best part is it’s free.

The Montclair Skillshare is being organized by volunteers and a committee of Montclair residents—many of whom are also involved in Make Music Day.

Here are some of the registered Skillshare events:

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Cuddly Cat at Cameron Animal Hospital Needs a Family

BY  |  Monday, Aug 31, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Animal Hospital

Looking to adopt a family cat? A cuddly cat at Cameron Animal Hospital, 417 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, needs a family.

Dolly is a 12-week-old black and white longhair female cat looking for love and attention. She was brought to Cameron Animal Hospital at 10 weeks old after someone found her alone, hiding in the bushes, after her mother was hit by a car. Now, Dolly needs a new home with a loving family. She was recently diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, so she needs a little extra attention. She is very playful and cuddly, and just wants to be close to someone.

Interested in meeting Dolly? Call Cameron Animal Hospital at 973-744-2052 or email here.

Photo Credit: Dr. Elizabeth Houston

 

 

The Montclair Film Festival Open For Film Submissions

BY  |  Monday, Aug 31, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

montclair film festivalCalling all filmmakers! The Montclair Film Festival just announced the opening of its annual film submission process for films to be included in the 5th annual Montclair Film Festival (April 29 – May 8, 2016).

Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from New Jersey, The Montclair Film Festival offers emerging and established artists the possibility to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press.

“We are excited to begin our annual programming process,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “As the Montclair Film Festival continues to grow, we remain dedicated to our mission of introducing our audiences, press, and industry guests to the work of great filmmakers from around the world.”

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Montclair Planning Department Creates Online Zoning Map

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Montclair’s Department of Planning and Community Development has developed an online interactive map to share zoning information with residents. The new map was adopted as the official zoning map for the Township at the August 25, 2015 meeting of the Township Council. The map is designed to conveniently and quickly serve as the first step in obtaining Township zoning information.

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Nine Days of Fabulous Food at Montclair Restaurant Week

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Laboratorio

Make your reservations! Montclair Restaurant Week kicks off September 19. The nine-day event is the Montclair Rotary Club’s thank you to the restaurants, food crafters and businesses that support Taste of Montclair, the club’s annual March culinary event.

Brick Lane Curry House

Brick Lane Curry House

During Restaurant Week, these participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus or other specials for lunch and dinner. Early risers will discover breakfast specials:

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Missing Cat, Near Grove and Stephen in Montclair

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 10:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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A reader, trying to locate a missing cat, writes…

We have been taking care of this stray white male cat for over a year but we have never been able to trap him. He has come to my house almost every day but now has been missing for about two weeks. If anyone sees him, please call 201-247-4481.

Halfway There, New Literary Reading Series, to Launch at Montclair’s Red Eye Cafe

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 10:32am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Halfway There, a new literary reading series in Montclair, will launch its inaugural event on September 14 at Red Eye Cafe and will feature acclaimed area writers Matthew Thomas, Abby Sher and series co-founder and New Jersey native, Nicole Haroutunian. The event will be from from 6-8:30 p.m. with readings beginning at 7 p.m. followed by an audience Q&A.

Halfway There is a quarterly event that brings together established and emerging voices, as well as local and visiting writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Continue Reading

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