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Halloween Portrait Tradition Continues, With Social Distanced Event

Portraits by Michael Stahl will continue a tradition of creating Halloween portraits of costumed kids, this year, in conjunction with The Commonwealth Club of Montclair. Stahl, along with volunteers from The Commonwealth Club,...

School of Rock Montclair Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Donations to Toni’s Kitchen

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, School of Rock Montclair will donate $10 to Toni’s Kitchen for each student who signs up for its fall Performance Programs. “Since we opened in 2010, hundreds of young musicians...

Getting Your Flu Shot Is Even More Important During A Pandemic. Here’s Why

You should get a flu shot every year (and we've been telling you for years), but even if you've never gotten one before, this is the year to start. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes...

Essex County Sheriff Officers Search Brookdale Park on Report of Possible Luring Attempt

Essex County Sheriff's Office sent a team of officers to Brookdale Park Tuesday after receiving an anonymous tip about two individuals seen trying to lure children from the park's playground to a car. No...

YMCA of Montclair Launches New Learning Enrichment Community (LEC) Program

In September, the YMCA of Montclair will launch a new Learning Enrichment Community (LEC) program at the Geyer Family YMCA offering in-person support to help families with remote school requirements and provide a supervised space for kids during the day.

MFEE to Host “Remote Learning Community Think” For Montclair Families

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Public Schools has announced it will start the school year remotely in September, and for many families, there are questions: How do we do this? How do we...

Montclair Education Association To Hold Back to School Supplies Giveaway, Sunday 8/30

The Montclair Education Association (MEA) will hold a Back to School Supplies Give-Away on Sunday, August 30 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Nishuane School, 32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, The event is free and open to Montclair Public School students only.

School of Rock Montclair Students Sing Backup Vocals on New Album by Guided by...

Eleven student musicians from School of Rock Montclair performed backup vocals on a track called “Math Rock” by the influential indie rock band Guided by Voices. The song, which was written by the...

Montclair Girl Scouts Work to Bring Fun To Families Who Visit Toni’s Kitchen

A troop of four 8th grade Girl Scouts - a small but mighty troop together since the first grade - are working on their Silver Award. Thinking about what the Montclair community needed, the...

SOMA Community Coalition on Race Hosts ‘Talking to Children about Racism: Breaking the Cycle’

As communities face the realities of racism heightened by COVID-19 and by repeated acts of racial violence across the nation, many parents are uncertain about "what" and "how" to talk about these issues with...

Montclair Police Celebrate Seven-Year-Old Girl Who Took Quick Action To Help Sister in Pool

Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Bill Hurlock and the men and women of his department, honored a seven-year-old Montclair girl Friday, calling her a "true Shero." Seven-year-old Ruby noticed her younger...

Bloomfield Playgrounds to Reopen Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Eight township playgrounds will reopen on Saturday after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning though, social distancing and facemasks will still...

Purpose and Meaning for Middle Grade Readers in Joel Carino’s BOY FALLING

Montclair’s Joel Carino is keeping his day job, but his recent chapter book, BOY FALLING, reveals his passion: writing books for young readers. He and his wife Emily, children Harry and Liliana, and their...

Making Virtual Summer Work for Families with Remote Camps, Fun and Learning

Summer vacation is going to be very different this year for everyone, but especially for school age children.  Baristanet has shared lists of activities for breaks before, but summer is a bigger challenge than...