Montclair Overseas Neighbors to Host “Mostly Mozart in Montclair” Piano Competition

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair’s Overseas Neighbors Sister Cities program will host a “Mostly Mozart in Montclair” piano competition for young musicians ages 14 to 18 years old, on Saturday, November 12, 3:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. The competition is open to high school students in Montclair and surrounding towns. Prizes to be awarded are $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $150 for third place. Continue Reading

Montclair Health Department To Offer Free Health Clinics and Screenings

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

One Year/One Minute: A New Jersey Woman's Breast Cancer StoryThe Montclair Health Department, along with the Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School S.A.V.E Program (Screening Access of Value to Essex Women & Men) to provide free health screenings.

The program eligibility criteria includes:
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YMCA of Montclair: Fall Programs and Return of 7th Grade Initiative!

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch today announced their new fall programs, including many exciting options for youth and teens. In addition, the 7th Grade Initiative returns, a free school year offering which includes memberships to 7th graders in the service area of Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Verona.

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Montclair Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Michael Stahl of Portraits by Michael Stahl in Montclair was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. Stahl’s work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, and annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

"I'm Listening" by Michael Stahl.

“I’m Listening” by Michael Stahl.

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Kessler Foundation in Need of Volunteers For Multiple Sclerosis Research Study

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Kessler FoundationThe Kessler Foundation, a nonprofit organization in West Orange, works to improve the lives of people with disabilities through world-class research on multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other chronic health conditions.

The organization is currently looking for healthy volunteers to serve as a control group in a research study designed to help people with Multiple Sclerosis. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Participants are eligible if:

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Montclair Geyer Family Y’s Fall Season Begins 8/29

BY  |  Monday, Aug 22, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Geyer Family Branch is excited to announce Fall I session registration and to welcome the fall season with new classes and special events.

Registration for the Fall I session begins Monday, August 29 for those with a family membership and Tuesday, August 30 for Kinder members and new members. The new session runs from Monday, September 12 – October 29, 2016.

Geyer Gym Class

Geyer is also adding some fun new classes this fall. In addition to the popular swim, dance, science, cooking, art and gym classes offered in past sessions, new classes for fall include two cooking classes, “Dinner in 30: Family Style” and “30 Minute Chefs” and a new art class, “Recycled Art”. Geyer is also adding progressive levels to three popular program areas at Geyer. Ballet, gymnastics and basketball will now feature three different levels to encourage learning and growth. Continue Reading

New Nonprofit Formed to Support the Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Monday, Aug 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal ShelterA group of shelter volunteers recently formed a nonprofit organization, Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS), in order to raise money and hold events to benefit the animals at the Bloomfield/Bukowski Animal Shelter.

The nonprofit received its tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation in July. The organization is directed by a ten-member Board of Trustees and a governing body consisting of four officers: President, Jaclyn Mendyk; Vice President, Paige Sato; Treasurer, Marlene LaTorre; and Secretary, Diane Myers.

SOBAS plans to host fundraising events and adoption events, as well as collect donations on an ongoing basis to benefit the animals at the shelter. The money collected will be used for expenses above and beyond running the shelter on a day-to-day basis, which is the purview of the township. These expenses may include extraordinary medical expenses; funding to send an animal to a rescue or sanctuary; paying for special accommodations or equipment, and more. All donations to SOBAS will be tax-deductible.
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Buzz Aldrin In Montclair: Dont Miss The Middle School Dedication & Party, 9/16

BY  |  Monday, Aug 22, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Buzz Aldrin

We told you to “Save the date” for the Buzz Aldrin MIddle School Dedication & Party back in June and now we have all the details!

On Friday, September 16 at 9:30 am, the district holds the Dedication of Buzz Aldrin Middle School, changing Mt. Hebron’s name to honor our hometown hero. The ceremony will take place on front steps of school (173 Bellevue Ave., Montclair) and is free and open to the public.

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Essex County Dedicates Search and Rescue Dog Statue at Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10:35am  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Photo by Glen Frieson)

(Photo by Glen Frieson)

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (left) was joined by (from left) his granddaughter Hailey Root, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson, and Freeholders Leonard Luciano and Lebby Jones at the dedication of the Essex County Search and Rescue Dog Statue at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial in West Orange.

The statue commemorates the role that dogs had in the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.




Time to License Your Montclair Cat

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The Township of Montclair requires that all cat owners license their cats through the Township Health Department annually. You can think of your pet’s license as a way to ensure a free ride home in case it is lost. The license tag can be quickly used to find your name and address, and the authorities can notify you. Licensing is also a way for the community to ensure that pets are vaccinated against rabies, a terrible disease that is fatal to dogs and cats. The fees from licensing stay in the community and help fund rabies clinics and support our animal control efforts. Continue Reading

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YES!!! My favorite local event!!! Great news!!! Thank You to all who worked to make this possible!!

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