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MontClairVoyant: Municipal Elections and Other Column Confections

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The township rejected Vote Montclair's petition to move municipal elections from May to November. Good move? Sincerely, Dee Cision No. Let the referendum happen. Switching to November could increase turnout as people also...

MontClairVoyant: Children’s Book Characters On the Loose!

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The second and third floors of Montclair's library reopened for browsing July 16, and the third floor is of course the children's section. What does that mean? Sincerely, Forever Youngsters It means that children's book characters...
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Where to Enjoy Drive-In and Outdoor Movies This Summer

Your guide to where to enjoy movies under the stars–or in your car.

MontClairVoyant: Discussing Greenway But Not Green Day

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Is the Essex-Hudson Greenway project -- which would create a long trail through Montclair and seven other towns -- in danger of not happening? Sincerely, The Path to Glower There's been...

Kemet Music & Arts Festival Coming to Montclair Brewery on July 31

The first ever Kemet Music & Arts Festival took place on September 27th, 2020, in Jersey City. Organized by Civil Rights activists across the state of New Jersey, it provided a platform for musicians,...

Watchung Booksellers Hosts Kate Moore and Gabrielle Glaser

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Watchung Booksellers is excited to host Kate Moore, author of “The Woman They Could Not Silence” as part of its ongoing “Evening with the Authors” virtual events. She’ll be in conversation...

MontClairVoyant: Making Sense of Local July Events

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Can you mention a recent local celebration related to Independence Day? Sincerely, Paula Revere My daughter's Montclair travel softball team won its first Summer 2021 game, in East Hanover. Given that some British monarchs hailed from...

MontClairVoyant: From the End of School to One Less Pool

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, I've heard that buses haven't had many passengers in Montclair, but I saw many bus passengers last Thursday, June 24. What should I believe? Sincerely, Where the Seats Have No Name You're confusing DeCamp's recently returned...

MontClairVoyant: Commencing with Commencement Before Graduating to Other Topics

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Today, June 24, is the day of Montclair High graduation ceremonies and the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence "Toast" to younger-than-12th-grade students for their resiliency during a COVID school year. Where will those...

Summer Garden Tour and Talk: Pollinator Plants in An Urban Park – June 26

Montclair, NJ - The Essex Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey announces a Summer Garden Tour & Talk, “Pollinator Plants in an Urban Park,” on Saturday, June 26, from 10 to 10:45am....

Van Vleck’s 2021 Online Bulb Sale Now Open!

Order bulbs now for pick-up this fall. Enjoy their beauty next spring. The Van Vleck Online Bulb Sale is here! The detailed purchase link with all the images and information is live now!...

MontClairVoyant: Fake Speech Creates Woodman Field of Screams

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, June is the month of graduation/moving-up ceremonies in Montclair for 12th, 8th, and 5th-graders. Would you like to offer a sample speech for anyone who speaks at those gatherings? Sincerely, Talk of the Gown Sure!...

From Walnut Street Eatin’ to a Garden of Eden: Discover La Serra Gardens

Where can you amble through lush, verdant grounds bursting with blossoms, unique and unusual varietals, and find a great selection of herbs, vegetables, and gorgeous potted plants for purchase? Take a short drive to...

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