Star Studded “The Big Sick Comedy Tour” Comes To Wellmont

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Kumail Nanjiani is a critically acclaimed actor, writer and comedian, perhaps best known for his co-starring role as ‘Dinesh’ on the award-winning HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley.” He’s bringing “The Big Sick” comedy show to the Wellmont theater in support of his new film, “The Big Sick” co-starring Ray Romano, Aidy Bryant, and Kurt Braunohler. Based on real life events, “The Big Sick” film tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents. It’s being called a new standard for romantic comedies.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
WHERE: Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. Montclair, NJ 07042

Local Kids Shine in Gymnastika Gymnastics Team

BY  |  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Gymnastika gymnastics team in Woodland Park, draw kids from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Nutley and Clifton. The team just completed their competitive season for levels 4-10 and did extremely well – 3 NJ State Champions, 2 top 5 Regional finishes and a total of 43 top ten State finishes. The team at Gymnastika just completed their competitive season for levels 4-10. Four gymnasts won the State Champion title for their level and age: Jenna Hazlewood for level 4 on bars, Anna Sihvonen for level 6 all-around, vault & floor, Victoria Jandura for level 6 floor and Ashley Thompson for level 7 all-around and vault.

Back row – Anna Sihvonen, Paige Trapp, Erin Petrino, Ashley Thompson, Tiffany Bautista, Maeve Harrigan, Sophia Bochis, Jillian Parker, Kayla Goldman
Front row – Jadyn Beckett, Amy Gordon, Jenna Hazlewood, Katie Saavedra-Boscia, Ava Iacona, Victoria Jandura, Surya Shah

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Jim Axelrod of CBS News to Present Peabody Award Winning Series “Heart of the Epidemic: West Virginia’s Opioid Addiction”

BY  |  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Join Temple Ner Tamid on Friday, May 26 at 6:30 pm when Jim Axelrod, a member of Ner Tamid and a senior national correspondent for CBS News, will present a short film and lead a discussion on the opioid crisis, specifically as it plays out in West Virginia. In a multi-part investigation, CBS News looked at the state with the highest rate of overdose deaths on painkillers. Each year doctors write 1.8 million prescriptions for pain pills in West Virginia — the equivalent of a bottle of pills for every man, woman, and child in the state. In their Peabody-award winning series, CBS News examined the many-layers of the problem — exploring how doctors, pharmacies, wholesale distributors, and law enforcement have all contributed to this hideous epidemic. Continue Reading

Montclair 2017 Memorial Day Tribute

BY  |  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Township annual Memorial Day tribute will take place Monday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m., in Edgemont Memorial Park. Deputy Mayor William L. Hurlock will preside as Master of Ceremonies.

This year’s guest speaker will be Jocelyn Gilman, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey. Rabbi David Greenstein, Congregation Shomrei Emunah, will deliver the invocation and benediction; Rev. John Rogers, Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church, will bless the wreaths.

The program includes advance and retiring of colors by the Montclair Police and Fire Honor Guards; Montclair Boy Scout Troop #12 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and local musician Frances Duffy will sing the national anthem. The Montclair Community Band will perform patriotic music and Carl B. Witzig, trumpeter with the band, will play the sounding of taps. Continue Reading

“Pours for Paws” Wine Tasting to Benefit Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter in partnership with Montclair’s Amanti Vino are holding “Pours for Paws,” a wine-tasting event, on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 at the Knights of Columbus in Nutley.

The cost per person is $40 and includes a five label wine tasting, featuring two whites, two reds and one rose. Light snacks are included.

Amanti will guide the class through the tasting, providing background information about the wines and discussing tasting notes as the audience tries each wine. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the wine tasting will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Continue Reading

Luke and Tom’s Red Nose Day Bake Sale, Actually To Take Place Thursday, MAY 25

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair resident Luke Parker Bowles and Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall will host a bake sale on Thursday, May 25th from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, outside of LOCAL COFFEE at 107 Watchung Plaza, Montclair to support Red Nose Day USA, a global non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the conditions of poverty that impact the lives of children.

Baked goods will be provided by THE LITTLE DAISY BAKE SHOP, THE PIE STORE and LOCAL COFFEE, and Luke and Tom will be selling these stores’ baked items – all of which will be specially designed in a Red Nose Day theme/look. Red noses will also be sold and all proceeds from the bake sale will be re-donated to the pair’s Facebook campaign for Red Nose Day USA, which will make it eligible for a match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, doubling the bake sale’s financial support of Red Nose Day USA. Continue Reading

R.I.P. Alexander Booth Patrick

BY  |  Monday, May 22, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Alexander Booth Patrick, 57, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away at his home on May 13, 2017.

Born on March 11, 1960, Mr. Patrick was raised in Upper Montclair, NJ and attended The Mount Hebron School (now The Buzz Aldrin School) in Upper Montclair, Montclair High School, Millbrook Preparatory School, Millbrook, NY and Mitchell College, New London, CT, where he studied Engineering.

Mr. Patrick, fondly known to his family and many friends as “Sandy”, was a member of The Montclair Hockey Club, Bradford Bath & Tennis Club, The Montclair Riding Academy and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed ice hockey, horseback riding, skiing, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, piano and guitar. He was an extremely gifted pen and ink sketch artist and a fine craftsman and carpenter. Continue Reading

School of Rock Montclair Summer Camps to feature Tributes to The Beatles, Punk, Soul, and More

BY  |  Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will offer eight weeks of music camps during June, July, and August. The camps will present a variety of themes, including tributes to The Beatles, punk rock, the British Invasion, Pink and Adele, and soul.

“This is the first year that we’ll be offering two separate camps for each theme – one camp for younger kids and another for teens – to better accommodate their different learning styles,” says Kevin March, General Manager at School of Rock Montclair. “The weekly goals for the two groups will be exactly the same: fun, energy, and fist-pumping loudness!” Continue Reading

Catch Thelma & Louise and More at Montclair Film’s Cinema505

BY  |  Friday, May 19, 2017 11:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film today announced the complete June 2017 film lineup for Cinema505, the organization’s new screening space located in the Investors Bank Film & Media Cen-ter at 505 Bloomfield in Montclair, NJ. June will feature two new ongoing series, Coming of Age in Sub-urbia, a retrospective of films about youth in American suburbs, and Filmmakers Local 505, a new initi-ative that partners with local filmmakers to showcase films by Montclair and other New Jersey artists. Finally, the lineup includes a special screening of the classic THELMA & LOUISE, co-presented by Watchung Booksellers, in conjunction with the launch of Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge with author Becky Aikman in attendance for a post screening Q&A. Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Attend The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party, 5/21

BY  |  Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will throw a festive After-Party following the 2nd annual Amazing FUNDRACER on Sunday, May 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to head to the finish line to watch the heated sprint to glory and then come party with MFEE as we celebrate all the racers. Families will enjoy food, fun, and festivity!

Here are five reasons to attend The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party:

1) Watch the Climactic Finish and Party with the Racers!
2) Celebrate all the amazing racers and watch highlights of all the Race Challenges they just endured.
3) Enjoy delicious BBQ grilled up by local grillmasters in a competition.
4) Wash it down with Ironbound Cider, beer, and other refreshments.
5) Get your groove on to the tunes of DJ Prince Hakim – celebrity DJ and son of music legend Kool, of Kool & The Gang!

The MFEE Amazing FundRACER After-Party

Sunday, May 21 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
56 Elmwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Tickets are: $25 for adults, $10 for students and children. Purchase online here!

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