Pow! Zoom! Zap! An Evening With…Superheroes!

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

super heroesCalling all DC & Marvel Comic fans, hone in the power as you go through an intensive but fun superhero training night! Wear your favorite superhero costume or t-shirt and come ready to experience a night that will live on forever. This superhero event will consist of: Superhero Boot Camp, make your own masks and shields, super slime science attack, cooking with the Incredibles and more! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Date: Friday January 27th
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

(this is a child only, drop off event) Continue Reading

Chica Power, A Free Jazz Program For Girls, Returns To Jazz House Kids

BY  |  Monday, Jan 23, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Back for the 3rd year, CHICA POWER returns to the Jazz House! This free five-week all-girls jazz residency and workshop, which first debuted in 2015, offers girls in grades 6-12, the opportunity to learn about this great American art form and the rich contributions of women in jazz.

Chica Power features female teaching artists, beginner and intermediate classes and fun bonding with a pajama party. Continue Reading

Batten Down The Hatches: Nor’easter To Bring Severe Weather

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 11:50am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Batten Down The Hatches: Nor'easter To Bring Severe Weather

We won’t get snow, but heavy rains and strong winds are coming. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Wind Advisory for our area:

Today and tonight: Expect areas of fog to reduce visibility to 1/2 mile or less through noon.

Tomorrow through Saturday: Heavy rain and strong winds, with strongest winds hitting mid-day on Monday through the evening.

Storm could cause downed trees and power lines as well as power outages, as well as difficult driving conditions.

Glen Ridge Schools Support Red Sneakers Foundation with Allergy Awareness Week and Red Sneaker Day

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Glen Ridge Schools are raising awareness of the dangers of food allergies.

Throughout the week of January 23rd, 2017, Glen Ridge Public School administrators, teachers, medical staff, students and parents will join forces to help generate awareness about the dangers of food allergies. The week-long effort will culminate with Red Sneaker Day on Friday, January 27, 2017, when Glen Ridge students, school staff and parents will wear red sneakers (and/or other red apparel) in support of the Red Sneakers Foundation – a newly formed organization that was created by the parents of Oakley Debbs, an 11-year-old boy and friend of a Glen Ridge family, who passed away just after Thanksgiving, as a result of complications from a nut allergy.

Red sneakers were Oakley’s favorite shoes, and the Red Sneakers Foundation was created shortly after his death in effort to help raise awareness of the dangers of food and nut allergies, through educational programs, research and public policy initiatives. The hope of the foundation is that one day red sneakers might serve as a universal reminder of the dangers of nut allergies nationwide, if not worldwide. Continue Reading

High School Students Can Apply For The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 4:33pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.


The university awards the prize to more than two dozen students, each working within a particular city or region from across the country. Continue Reading

Bad Seed, Winter Drama From SVPA at Montclair High School, 2/2-2/4

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

BAD SEED, the winter drama given by SVPA at Montclair High School, will be performed Feb 2, 3, and 4 @7:30 in the Little Theater of the George Inness Annex.

This compelling play — written by Maxwell Anderson and based on a novel of the same title, which also became a classic motion picture — takes up the question of nature vs. nurture. Are social upbringing and parental influence the most powerful factors in how we behave, or is a bad seed simply bad?

Bad Seed

Directed by Brenda Pepper and supported by technical director Kenneth Cleerdin and an all-student crew, 13 talented SVPA thespians bring this material to life in a provocative evening of drama. Tickets on sale at seatyourself.biz/montclairschoolarts. $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, and teachers. (May not be appropriate for younger children. 13 and older suggested.)

Don’t Miss Montclair High School Crew Team ERGATHON, 1/22

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair High School Crew Team will host its annual Ergathon on Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the MHS main gym on Midland Avenue.


In the midst of their tough winter training on the ergs (rowing machines), the team reserves this half-day for racing and raising funds for equipment.

The Ergathon features a silent auction and basket raffle with items range from a 3-day Hamptons yachting excursion for six people (including captain, docking, and use of jet ski), to diamond earrings, spa packages, training packages, designer scarves and accessories, Giants tickets, Alvin Ailey Dance tickets, and much more. Continue Reading

Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

School of Rock Montclair to Trade Free T-Shirts for Food Donations

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will be accepting donations of full grocery bags of non-perishable items at their 125 Valley Road location from Friday, 1/20 through Monday, 1/30. In exchange for the donations and a program from one of the School’s free January concerts, the School will present the donor with a SoR Montclair t-shirt.

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Montclair Dolphins Shine at Holiday Classic XXX Swim Meet

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 2:22pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Eastern Express Holiday Classic XXX was held at the Sonny Werblin Pool on the campus of Rutgers University December 16 -18. With 47 teams and well over 1,200 swimmers in attendance, this USA Swimming meet is always one of the most competitive short course meets in the region. This year was no exception. The Montclair YMCA Dolphins sent 29 of their fastest swimmers who qualified to swim in this meet.


Amazing performances were achieved by Connor Townsend (12) of Glen Ridge with 3 top 10 finishes (50, 100 and 200 Backstroke); Avery Best (13) of Montclair with 2 top 10 finishes (50 and 100 Freestyle); and Howard Zhuang (10) of West Orange (50 Breaststroke) and Carly Frank (10) of Montclair (100 Backstroke) who each had one top 10 finish. Additionally, Liam Hood (14) of Glen Ridge tied for 11th place in the 200 Backstroke. Continue Reading

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"Even the New York Times noticed how many women from Montclair were marching (but somehow ended up focusing instead on how the men folk would manage??)" Yes, totally! Very bizarre.

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