Montclair Community Pre-K to Host Scholarship Gala, June 2

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Montclair Community Pre-KThe Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK) will host its annual Scholarship Gala on June 2 at Chill (310 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair). Net proceeds from the gala will go towards the school’s Scholarship Program, which ensures that every child in Montclair can attend MCPK, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

The theme of this year’s Scholarship Gala is “Embrace Montclair’s Tomorrow by Supporting Our Children Today” and celebrates the college graduation of many members of MCPK’s first class in 1998, including alumni Dallas Anglin, Molly Gilruth and Safari Mincey. Tickets cost $75 and attendees will enjoy light refreshments, an open bar and dancing to music spun by DJ Gas. Order online here.

“We have so much to celebrate this year,” said MCPK board president Sean Flynn, “especially our first college graduates. They are living proof that a quality preschool experience prepares children for success in school and in life. Every child in Montclair is entitled to those same opportunities, and our Scholarship Gala helps make this possible.”


Montclair Cooperative School Celebrates “Wind Day” With Festival

BY  |  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Cooperative School

The Montclair Cooperative School students, grades 5 through 8, will celebrate Wind Day with a festival. Students will display the wind-powered sculptures they’ve been designing all year with the help of an artist in residence. The sculptures are inspired by “whirligig” sculptures from around the world, and use principles of science, technology, engineering and math to move with the wind and express beauty, fun, ideas, and emotion. Continue Reading

Three Essex County Students Win the Annual Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards

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 Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards

The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) honored three extraordinary Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards. Selected out of an outstanding field of 36 applicants, the recipients of the awards were recognized for their contributions to many different causes including starting a community service based news website, creating and filming live fire scenes for educational purposes, and fighting to build gender-neutral bathrooms in a local high school. This is the 13th year the award has been bestowed to deserving high school students. Continue Reading

Local Sorority Organized Park Clean Up and Planting at Glenfield Park

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Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Members of Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. organized a park clean up and day of planting through its AKA 1908 Playground Project℠ initiative at Montclair’s Glenfield Park (near the Wally Choice Community Center) on Saturday, May 21.

Omicron Xi Omega chapter members of AKA and friends of the community to joined forces to clean up and plant flowers during its Glenfield Park beautification effort.

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Boy Scout Troop 12 Den 8 Take Tour of Montclair Police Headquarters

BY  |  Monday, May 23, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Officer Anjannette Johnson shows Boy Scouts a Patrol Car)

(Officer Anjannette Johnson shows Boy Scouts a Patrol Car)

Last month, members of the Montclair Police Department’s Community Service Unit (CSU) gave the Boy Scout Troop 12 Den 8 a tour of Montclair Police Headquarters. The scouts visited different offices of MPD, and met Deputy Chief Wil Young, Patrol Officers, and Detectives. They were also able to see a patrol car up close and personal. The scouts were very engaged, and asked several questions about life as a police officer.



Montclair Film Festival Summer Series: Inside Out, Purple Rain, The Wiz, and Jaws

BY  |  Monday, May 23, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival

It’s not summer in Montclair without the annual Montclair Film Festival Summer Series kicks and this year’s lineup offers something for everyone.

Pack up your blankets, chairs and picnics and go enjoy the family animated film Inside Out at the Presby Iris Gardens on June 3, wear your purple and go crazy at Purple Rain on July 8, ease on down to the Montclair Public Lbrary on July 29 for The Wiz, and end the summer with splash with Jaws on Church Street on August 19.



Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad Looking For a Few Good Men And Women

BY  |  Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance SquadThe Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad is always there to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and every day of the year. Now they need your help — they want YOU! GRVAS need people who will become drivers who are trained in house and EMTs to take a state course to learn vital medical information in order to provide basic life support. There are daytime and nighttime shifts to fill. They also need volunteers to help with daytime transports for residents who need assistance and an ambulance to get them to and from their medical appointments and/or drivers to take senior citizens to their medical appointments in a car.

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Reign Men: Great Dynasty Debate at Yogi Berra Museum on May 22

BY  |  Friday, May 20, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Yogi Berra Museum

Baseball has always had supreme rulers. Even teams more known for their ineptitude – the St. Louis Browns and Chicago Cubs – once dominated America’s pastime. As Casey Stengel once said: You could look it up: The Browns won four straight pennants in the late 1880s and the pre-cursed Cubs won four pennants between 1906-10.

Of course, the New York Yankees, with 27 world championships, are generally acknowledged as baseball’s most dynastic franchise, beginning with their rush to greatness in the early 1920s. Yet questions persist to this day. Will there ever be another team that ruled the American League like the Yankees, circa 1921-64, and in the late 1990s? Or one that held sway in the National League like the dead ball era New York Giants or St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930s and ‘40s or Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s.

Are baseball dynasties dead? If so, which team had the greatest?

A panel of baseball historians and authors will explore this and more during “Reign Men” a debate of baseball’s greatest dynasties at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm.

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Face Painting, Performances and More For Montclair High’s Gay Mayday

BY  |  Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

gay marriage in NJMontclair High School’s Gay Straight Alliance will hold a Gay Mayday celebration this Saturday, May 21 from noon-5pm in Watchung Park. Students are raising money for the Ali Forney center, a homeless shelter for LGBT youth.

Face painting, light food and performers throughout the day, including T and Tessa, Matt Aarons, Tula Vera, Jonah Skeen, Passing Notes, Noah Grande and The Subcultures.

Free Rolfing Children’s Clinic at Montclair State University

BY  |  Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair State University College of Education and Human Service is sponsoring a free children’s Rolfing clinic presented by Frome Physical Therapy on May 21, from 9AM to noon. The event will take place at The MSU Center For Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (14 Normal Avenue).

Some babies have minor structural problems, including knock knees, pigeon toes, toe walking and scoliosis⎯to name a few. Others have bigger problems, including Cerebral Palsy and Down’s Syndrome. Rolfing can be enormously helpful in the formative period of a child’s development.

Rolfing is a technique of gentle bodywork that can have a profoundly positive impact on the structure of a growing child. Frome Physical Therapy, a Montclair based practice, has served hundreds of infants, babies and children, including those with orthopedic and neurodevelopmental problems.

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Wow. I could relate to and empathize with much of the perspective shared here. It's an inspirational story and exemplary contribution to both local and national history. Thank you for sharing. Best of luck to Sara and the MHS Girls Softball Team! Go Blue!

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