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Congregants Satisfy Need to Connect at Synagogue’s Virtual Annual Retreat

Hunger for communal connection after weeks of pandemic isolation drove record turnout for Montclair synagogue Bnai Keshet’s annual retreat, held virtually, May 22-24. The virtual event drew 225 people--90 families, or 32 percent of the...

MontClairVoyant: Will This Be the Summer of Our Discontent?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, As June approaches during a grim pandemic year, thoughts turn to what Montclair households with school-age kids will do this summer. How many day camps may not happen? What about municipal pools? Family...

Plant It Forward: Support Van Vleck’s Online Bulb Sale, Starting Monday

Van Vleck House & Gardens had to cancel its annual Plant Sale -- Van Vleck's biggest fundraiser that supports the Gardens for free public use. If you enjoy the beauty of Van Vleck, especially now,...

Montclair’s Painted Rocks Bear Messages Of Wisdom, Hope or Words to Make You Smile

Montclair Recreation has been encouraging residents to spread some kindness and love, one rock at a time. You can find cheerful painted rocks, painted by children and adults, placed near sidewalks in neighborhoods all...

MontClairVoyant: Will Spiller Rule the Montclair Roost After Big Money Boost?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Sean Spiller was leading Renee Baskerville for mayor by a small margin -- 5,445 to 5,250 -- when votes were certified by the county on May 18. Are you glad Dr. Baskerville is...

Jersey Shore To Open For Memorial Day Weekend. Will You Go? (POLL)

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Thursday: New Jersey can go down the shore. Beaches and lakes will be open effective Friday, May 22 for Memorial Day Weekend. Murphy signed an executive order allowing beaches...

Watch ‘Til You Drop: Red Nose Day Ultra Movie Marathon For A Great Cause

Red Nose Day, a campaign with the mission to end child poverty, is next Thursday, May 21, but Tom Hall is celebrating tonight. Joined (virtually) by Scoundrel Films and Bellevue Montclair's Luke Parker Bowles,...

MontClairVoyant: Montclair Election Mailer Barrage Loomed Large

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Early election returns showed Sean Spiller leading Dr. Renee Baskerville for mayor, and three other incumbents on Spiller's slate winning Township Council seats. Final results tomorrow, May 15? Sincerely, Tally & Doom I think so. All...

Cooking, Comics and More – Montclair Bounce Online Events & Outdoor Experience in May...

Montclair Bounce offers a variety of new events and experiences this May and June to help neighbors face life’s ups and downs. Bounce was inspired by research on creative and playful ways to...

MontClairVoyant: It’s Mayoral in Montclair!

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Some education "reformers" who wrongly allege that teacher unions have too much power are actively opposing the mayoral candidacy of Councilman Sean Spiller, vice president of the New Jersey Education Association. Comment? Sincerely, NJEA in...

Local Couple is Running #EverySingleStreet in Montclair to Raise Funds for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Steven Seighman loves animals, and that's why he supports the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in its mission to rescue and care for farmed animals. To help raise funds to ensure the Sanctuary can continue supporting...

Avis Campbell Gardens, Maintained By Garden Club of Montclair, Offers Peaceful Oasis For All...

A letter to the Montclair Community and Baristanet readers: It’s a blessing to share the Avis Campbell Gardens with our fellow gardeners, artists, families and people just looking for a peaceful moment’s rest. These historical...

Essex County Exec Reminds Residents: Social Distancing and Face Coverings REQUIRED at Parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is reminding residents who visit the Essex County Parks System and Essex County Golf Courses that wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing are required. DiVincenzo amended...

The Bellevue Montclair: Movie Theater Comeback Comes With Challenges

MONTCLAIR, NJ --- The aspirational words “If You Build It They Will Come” from Field of Dreams have graced the marquee of the in-development Bellevue Montclair for months, but life just threw the Bellevue...