Join The Party! Introducing WeBop, Preschool Classes at Jazz House Kids!

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair’s Jazz House Kids is getting WeBop, a Jazz at Lincoln Center Program that introduces little musicians to the spirit of jazz. The Jazz House in downtown Montclair is the only WeBop location in New Jersey.


WeBop is an eight week program for children ages 3-5 along with their parents to explore the building blocks of musical creativity and imagination. Little beboppers sing, swing and stomp to live music. Through movement, song and storytelling, children and their grownups will learn about musical concepts, instruments and have fun through jazz!

To introduce these new classes, Jazz House Kids is hosting free jazz parties!

Test drive a class at one of two free Jazz Parties!
Sunday, November 6th, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Thursday, November 10th, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Space is Limited so please RSVP today!

Starting in December, WeBop classes will begin!

Registration is OPEN for 45-minute, 8-week classes starting in December!
Sundays 10:00 – 10:45 am
Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:45 am
Thursdays 9:00 – 9:45 am
Thursdays 10:00 – 10:45 am
Tuition: $250 (includes $10 registration fee)

WeBop is a Jazz at Lincoln Center program, with curriculum development by educators at Columbia Teacher’s College.

Dr. Gold Runs Chicago Marathon, Raises Over $4K for Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dr. Gold

Congratulations to local orthodontist Dr. Gold! He completed the Chicago Marathon on October 9 and raised $4,182 for the Montclair Public Library!




Lifelong Montclair Launches Online Directory of Senior Services

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lifelong Montclair

Are you a retiree who might want to know how to save on home repair expenses? Want to know how seniors can save money on public transportation? Are you a long-distance caregiver needing to know what resources are available in Montclair?

Lifelong Montclair is pleased to announce the launch of its Online Directory of Senior Services in Montclair. The Directory is available online here.

The vision of the online directory is to expand upon the usefulness of the printed version of the Lifelong Montclair Directory of Senior Services in Montclair and to provide a senior-friendly site where seniors can access information about Montclair’s resources anytime and from anywhere. The Directory will serve as an up-to-date resource for long-distance caregivers and community organizations who provide information to seniors. Volunteers from the Township’s Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC), Aging in Montclair (AIM), the Montclair Public Library, and the community worked with Katie York, Directory of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair, to develop this online directory.

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Three Montclair Food Charities Share $15K Grant

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shown in the photo from left to right are Rotary Club President Alicia Robinson, Rotary Foundation Chairman Stuart Keil, Human Needs Food Pantry’s Executive Director Michael Bruno, Toni’s Kitchen Assistant Outreach Director Tara Chowaniec, Salvation Army’s Major Kevin Stoops, Taste of Montclair Chairman John Lee, and Partners for Health Program Director Kathleen Smith.

Left to right: Rotary Club President Alicia Robinson, Rotary Foundation Chairman Stuart Keil, Human Needs Food Pantry’s Executive Director Michael Bruno, Toni’s Kitchen Assistant Outreach Director Tara Chowaniec, Salvation Army’s Major Kevin Stoops, Taste of Montclair Chairman John Lee, and Partners for Health Program Director Kathleen Smith.

The Montclair Rotary Club and the Partners for Health Foundation jointly presented $15,000 in grants, which were divided equally between the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, Salvation Army Montclair Citadel and Toni’s Kitchen.

The grants will help fund programs that provide people with reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food and reduce hunger in the community. The Rotary raised its funds by running a very successful “Taste of Montclair” event, earlier this year.





Meet the Candidates: Glen Ridge Civic Conference Committee Announces 2016 Endorsements

BY  |  Monday, Oct 17, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Civic Conference CommitteeThe Glen Ridge Civic Conference Committee (CCC) has endorsed two candidates for the Town Council, and three candidates for the Board of Education. The Election will take place on November 8. A Meet the Candidates Night is planned for Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm.

In keeping with over 100 years of tradition of helping to ensure that Glen Ridge has effective elected officials focused on local needs the CCC has chosen to endorse Peter Hughes and David Lefkovits as candidates for Town Council and Teresa Boyle-Vellucci, Michael de Leeuw, and Elisabeth Ginsburg as candidates for the Board of Education.

The chosen candidates embody Glen Ridge’s long history of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to the betterment of the community. We encourage all residents to support their candidacy and are confident that our town will be well served if they are elected in November.

To raise candidates awareness and the vital role of local government, the CCC will be hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, November 3rd at the Fitzgerald’s Sidecar for all Town Council and Board of Education candidates. Glen Ridge residents are encouraged to come, speak with the nominees, and learn more about all of the candidates and their positions before voting on November 8th.




Candlelight Vigil with S.O.F.I.A. on October 24

BY  |  Monday, Oct 17, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Candlelight Vigil with S.O.F.I.A.

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) invites the communities of Essex County to take part in a candlelight vigil in honor of loved ones lost and to support survivors, as well as to promote unity throughout the community. On Monday, October 24, they will gather together in Montclair’s Crane Park at 6:30 PM to reaffirm our belief that With Awareness There Is Hope.

Among the speakers will be Gerri Powell, the Domestic Violence Response Team coordinator for the Montclair Police Department. Candle lights will be shared with participants, but attendees should feel free to bring their own candle or light.

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Montclair Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Competition Now Open

BY  |  Monday, Oct 17, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Submissions are now open for Montclair Film Festival’s annual Emerging Filmmaker program (EFC). This competition is open to students from around the world interested in submitting short films in the Narrative, Documentary, Comedy, and Experimental film categories. This year’s program will also offer special Social Impact Awards for young filmmakers who engage with social issues in their work.

Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2017, with the selections announced on March 24, 2017. Selected films will be screened at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival, April 28-May 7, 2017, with awards distributed and a special filmmaker party held during the MFF. Continue Reading

Montclair Couple Honored for Leadership and Philanthropy at NCJW/Essex Spotlight Gala

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Jill and Alan Johnson of Montclair

The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) honored Jill and Alan Johnson of Montclair, NJ, at a Spotlight Gala in recognition of their unflagging support of the organization.

The Spotlight Gala was held at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, NJ, on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Johnsons have embodied the spirit of NCJW/Essex with their continuous contributions of support, involvement and leadership, making a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout Essex County and New Jersey.

Jill Johnson, a long-time member of NCJW, commented, “Alan and I know it is our obligation to leave the world a better place than we found it. NCJW has given us the ideal place to utilize our time, talent and resources to do good. How wonderful it is to be honored for simply doing what we need to do and what we love to do.”

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Mountain Biking To Become School Sport in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Calling all middle and high school students interested in mountain biking!

New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League, a chapter of NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association), is turning mountain biking into a school sport! Attend a meeting Thursday, October 13 to learn more about NICA and how to get involved. There are races, and while athletes are encouraged to race, if they prefer not to, they can still participate at practices, group rides and other events! No prior experience needed.


Kenny Loggins Brings Footloose To Montclair, 10/13

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

kennylogginsKenny Loggins’ remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He’s had smash hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children’s hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums of a stunning variety of genres. Earlier this month, he received the “Humanitarian of the Year” award by Little Kids Rock.

Loggins, who had a No. 1 hit with the theme song from the 1984 movie “Footloose,” has written a children’s book of that name, which comes with a CD featuring a new children’s version of the song. He will sign copies of the book and also perform a short set of music this Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 67 Church Street. The event is co-presented by Watchung Booksellers and Outpost in the Burbs. Continue Reading

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