Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa Merges With SpaTique to Expand Spa Services

BY  |  Monday, Sep 11, 2017 3:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa expands their menu of spa services by merging with Montclair-based SPAtique, formerly located on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. The merger will heighten the already expansive spa services which include massages, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, make-up, skin care and more.

Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa will continue to provide customers with an amazing rewards programs including the Client Loyalty Program, Bangz Buddies and Employee of the Month discounts. For more details about Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa rewards this fall, please visit

“We are delighted to expand our already substantial offerings in our spa,” says co-owner Richard Cronk. Co-owner Dominic Sansavero says, “We are truly thrilled to continue to meet the needs of our customers by growing our spa and salon services across the board.”

Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa, 23 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, (973) 746-8426

The Tour de Montclair Returns on Sunday, October 1!

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Tour de Montclair returns! The Tour will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 10 a.m.. The Tour will end at the Open Streets Festival to be held this year on Midland Avenue in Montclair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12- mile options, Tour de Montclair begins on Midland Avenue and takes riders through the four wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders will cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace: fast, slow or anywhere in between! The ride ends back at Midland Avenue where riders can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival. Continue Reading

Crane Park Community Gardening Event Free and Open to the Public, 8/20

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc. (NEEC) and Friends of Crane Park will have a community gathering at the park (Glenridge Ave. at corner of Greenwood Avenue) on Sunday, August 20th from noon to 4pm, to celebrate with volunteers and neighbors the completion of the first step of the Crane Park Demonstration Garden.

The objective of this garden project is to make the park appealing and desirable to the community. The garden includes native plants from the Northeast that are beneficial for pollinators and birds. It will be a four-season garden with perennials and evergreens. During the first step of the garden, now in progress, more than 150 blooming summer plants will be planted. Continue Reading

Montclair Senior of the Month: Carolyn Lack

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 12:30pm

Meet Carolyn Lack, Montclair Senior of the Month for July.

How old are you? 88

Where were you born? Philadelphia

When did you move to Montclair? 1956

Why did you move to Montclair?
Good schools, near NYC, diverse community, beautiful town.

Are you currently employed? If so, doing what? If you had a career, what was it? I was a science teacher in Philadelphia and Bloomfield (and was required to stop when I was 3 months pregnant). I was an interviewer for the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan from 1974-1983, and then worked 24 years at the US Census Bureau, retiring in 2007.

How have you been engaged in the community? League of Women Voters Montclair Area: vice president; moderator for candidates forums; member of State Education committee; active in reform of Essex County and Montclair governments. PTA president, Rand School 1966-68. Montclair Adult School: Board secretary; member of curriculum committee. Montclair Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee 1982-84. NEDAC (North Essex Development and Action Council) Board member and leader of NEDAC Family Communication Workshops 1971-75. Montclair Hadassah Board. Congregation Shomrei Emunah Board of Education 1970-74; Board of Trustees 2000-02. Commissioner, Montclair Redevelopment Agency 1988-95. Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of America. AIM (Aging in Montclair) founding member and secretary.

What are some of the most important lessons you feel you have learned throughout your life? Learning new things is always rewarding, and the satisfying benefits of volunteering and giving are greater than your efforts.

What are your plans for future? How does Montclair fit into these plans? I want to stay in beautiful Montclair to enjoy my family and friends and the many activities here.

If you know of a Montclair senior who should be featured, please call Katie York, Director of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair, at 973-509-4967

MontClairVoyant: A Parade of Quips About July 4th Parading and GOP Charade-ing

Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (16)



Why wasn’t Upper Montclair’s Trump-supporting congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen chosen as grand marshal for our town’s terrific July 4th parade?

Tom S. Jefferson

Of the world’s 7.5-billion population, Rodney was in the mix as the 7,499,999,999th choice. Better luck next year, Mr. F!

Only Chris “On the Beach” Christie was lower on the list. Meanwhile, I was mailed Frelinghuysen’s Summer 2017 newsletter a few days ago, and now can’t unsee that right-wing Republican’s words. What to do?

Spin Is a Sin

Try a “Harry Potter” memory wipe, like the one Hermione Granger did on her parents in England — though America’s lack of single payer makes that amnesia procedure quite pricey here. Continue Reading

British Book Club in Montclair Seeks New Members

BY  |  Monday, Jul 03, 2017 11:30am

Montclair book lovers gather one Tuesday evening each month to discuss a favorite British book and enjoy light refreshments. The next meeting is Tuesday evening, July 11. The book being discussed is The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes. Copies are available by making an inter-library request thru the Montclair Public Library.

The group is seeking new members to replace several who moved away. Monthly meetings are from 7:30 9 pm at the home of Lora Freier, 126 Gates Avenue in Montclair. Everyone is welcome. Please send an email to [email protected] if you will be coming on July 11. Continue Reading

Strike A Patriotic Pose at Portraits By Michael Stahl and Help Support The Human Needs Food Pantry

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 01, 2017 3:00pm

Capture a special 4th of July memory at Portraits by Michael Stahl. The studio (11 Midland Ave., Montclair) will be open on July 4th from 10 a.m. until 1 pm, creating patriotic portraits in exchange for a bag of groceries for the Human Needs Food Pantry (Cans and boxes only; no jars please). Continue Reading

Montclair Public Library Hosts Build A Better Montclair Summer Reading Program For Adults

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 11:30am

The Montclair Public Library (MPL) Summer Reading theme for adults this year is Build a Better Montclair, which promotes social responsibility and involvement in our community.

MPL encourages residents to join the program and challenge themselves to read one book every week between June 23 and September 8. After completing a book, participants can submit a review to earn chances to win one of two iPad minis or one of many giftcards to Watchung Booksellers. Continue Reading

“Freedom Girl” Fundraiser at Local Coffee, Montclair – 6/22

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 8:00am

Meet Liv Lombardi, local singer-songwriter at the “Freedom Girl” Fundraiser, a launch party for a big crowd funding campaign I am undertaking in order to raise money for my upcoming record “Freedom Girl” (a set of songs that tell the story of empowerment through music and storytelling), tours and workshop projects. Lombardi decided to team up with YES! (Your Empowered Sexuality) for the event and donate a portion of the money raised to them. YES! is a Montclair based non-profit that aims at raising awareness for shame free, consent based sexual education.

Thursday, June 22, 6-9 p.m.
Local Coffee, 107 Watchung Ave., Montclair
(Drinks and light fare at 6:30, performances will begin at 7:30.)

The Hexi Chix Host First Outdoor Quilt Show, 6/3

BY  |  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:36pm

The Hexi Chix, a Montclair based quilt group, will host its first outdoor quilt show this Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Depot Square park on Walnut Street adjacent to the Farmer’s Market.

The Hexi Chix are Lori Beitler, Rochelle Sandler, Margy Schilling, Fern Seaman, Diane Fama and Robin Schlager. There will be over 20 quilts displayed; quilts are hand made, custom designed and fun to look at. Stop by, say hello and ask the quilters about their quilts.

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And we can get this project completed in time for Montclair's sesquicentennial when we can stick a fork into historic preservation as a public policy.

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