Gas Lamp Players Present Legally Blonde: The Musical and Elf Jr.

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Gas Lamp Teens will present Legally Blonde: The Musical with four performances November 17-19, 2017. Gas Lamp Juniors will usher in the holiday season with a production of Elf Jr. with four performances December 1-3, 2017.

“Our aim is for experienced and novice performers alike to get their chance to shine,” says Kristy Graves, Gas Lamp Artistic Director. “Our younger performers will tell heartwarming stories and portray memorable characters, with 12 weeks of rehearsals culminating in live shows with production-value costumes, props and sets.”

In Legally Blonde The Musical, forty-five teens, grades 7-12, will sing and dance the roles of fun and determined Elle Woods and her Harvard law school cohorts. Kristy Graves is director. Continue Reading

MTAS, FOMTAS Sign Agreement to Further Benefit Shelter’s Animals

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mia, a lovable five-year-old Chihuaua, is running and playing pain-free thanks to support from the Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (FOMTAS) and shelter staff.

Mia was surrendered to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) with her Pit Bull brother Bronson earlier this year. Shelter staff noticed straight away that Mia had a serious problem with one of her hind legs. A diagnosis showed a grade 4 luxating patella, or dislocated kneecap that can cause severe pain and swelling. Mia would need to see an orthopedic specialist and surgery would be required.

Mia, before and after surgery.

“Thanks to the generous support from FOMTAS, Mia was able to undergo surgery,” said acting MTAS Director Liz Morgan. “She followed all post-surgery physical rehab instruction and is once again ‘four on the floor’ and has a pain-free life. What a wonderful gift for this little girl.” Continue Reading

Tonight! Philip and Erin Stead, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine at Watchung Booksellers

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A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Illuminated by Erin Stead’s graceful, humorous, and achingly poignant artwork, this is a story that reaches through time and brings us a new book from America’s most legendary writer, envisioned by two of today’s most important names in children’s literature.

Philip and Erin Stead, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

Philip and Erin Stead
The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Wednesday, November 15, 7pm

Montclair Animal Shelter Pet of The Week: Autumn

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Meet Autumn… This 4 year old girl wants nothing but someone to love. Please come meet her, she’ll steal your heart.

This cute, cuddly canine is available at The Montclair Township Animal Shelter located at 77 N Willow Street, Montclair.

Opioid Crisis: A Panel Discussion At Montclair Women’s Club, 11/16

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Women’s Club hosts a panel discussion on the Opioid Crisis this Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments). This event is free and open to the public.

Montclair Arts Alliance Presents Montclair Arts Festival 2017, A 4-Day Event

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The Montclair Arts Alliance presents Montclair Arts Festival 2017 – a four-day arts extravaganza featuring theater, visual arts, jazz, rock/R&B, opera, dance, performances for young audiences, interactive arts and more. The festival will take place Wednesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 2 at the historic United Way Theater, 60 South Fullerton Avenue.

Tickets prices are $20 for a single day ticket, $30 for a two-day ticket, $40 for three days and $50 for the four-day all-festival pass. Tickets may be purchased at


Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, 11/17

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (8)

Outpost in the Burbs presents Ian Hunter and the Rand Band with special guest Steve Wynn, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue. Outpost volunteers will be collecting donated items for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair at this show.

As leader of ‘70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock and roll’s most compelling performers and one of its most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and the voice of such landmark albums as, “All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world. Continue Reading

You Are Invited! The 27th Annual Pagan Thanksgiving

BY  |  Monday, Nov 13, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s an annual Montclair tradition: Pagan Thanksgiving!

Where: Fin, 183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ
When: The Monday Before Thanksgiving – November 20, 2017
Why: Drinks – 7 PM, Dinner – 8PM
What: Bring a side dish and some cash for the bar
Who: Everyone, and anyone you want to bring, all are welcome. We want a BIG
party! Continue Reading

Montclair’s Annual Veterans Day Memorial Service, Saturday, Nov. 11

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Veterans Day

Montclair Township’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. in Edgemont Park. Mayor Robert Jackson will be Master of Ceremonies and U.S. Army veteran Michael Turgeon will be this year’s speaker.

U.S. Marine Corp. Sergeant Brett D’Alessandro will provide remarks – Sgt. D’Alessandro is also the founder of Backpacks for Life, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to homeless veterans.

Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC), will perform the invocation and benediction and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Minister at UUC, will bless the wreaths. Montclair High School student Destiny Davis will sing the national anthem and members of Boy Scouts Troop 12 will lead the pledge of allegiance. Continue Reading

Montclair Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Buddy & Nevada

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Meet Buddy & Nevada…they go together like cookies and milk. Won’t you come and take these 2 love bugs home?
They are at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, located at 77 N Willow Street.

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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