Monday, December 24, 2012
Know of something open that's not on the list? Then add it in the comment section to let your neighbors know!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday is Christmas Eve. Tuesday is Christmas Day. Here is a list of how state and federal offices and services will be affected. NJ Transit :
Take a look at what is happening in Montclair this week!
Know of something not on the calendar? You can add your own event, program and more in the comment section below! The Montcliar public schools will be closed this week for the holidays. The district will open its doors on Wednesday, Jan. 2. • The Montclair Public Library will be closed today. • Today is Christmas! All local and federal offices, and public library will be closed today. • The Montclair Township Council will convene for finance meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. Click here for the agenda. • For a full listing of upcoming events at the Montclair Public Library, at 50 S. Fullerton St., click here. • For a full listing of upcoming events and goings-on in the Montclair public schools, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? How about homemade gifts?
Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Patch explores the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find something to inspire you to enjoy the season more. Healthy options: Pack energy in a jar with healthy snacks like energy bars, dark chocolate…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Local resident Wayne Robbins, of Inside Montclair, films the annual Church Street Christmas tree lighting.
The holiday season illuminated Montclair's Church Street on Friday night with the flip of a switch. A large crowd gathered in the heart of the town's business district for the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday. The music of the Montclair Community Band filled the keen, clear night, there was hot cocoa flowing, and Santa even dropped by for a visit. Resident Wayne Robbins, of Inside Montclair, filmed the holiday event again this year. The video above includes holiday greetings from local merchants, who stayed open late to greet the crowds and kick-start the holiday shopping season.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Children can also send Santa letters and their wish lists this year and receive a letter in return!
Mark your calendars, because Santa is coming to Montclair. The annual holiday tree lighting in the Church Street Plaza will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday. There will be music by the Montclair Community Band and plethora of fun winter entertainment. In addition, children (and adults) can have their picture taken with the man of the month, Santa Claus, for $3. Church Street will be closed to traffic starting at 5 p.m. on Friday. Wayne Robbins of Inside Montclair (the guy with the hat) will be at the tree lighting once again, too. Robbins has been covering the event for the last 15 years. Look for him, share your holiday greetings, and be part of his very special holiday video. Santa's Saturday Visit Can't catch Santa on Friday? Don't …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on this Thanksgiving fun facts.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Self-guided tour will feature homes decorated for the holidays and a gift boutique.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Some of the most distinctive homes in Essex Fells will open their doors to the public in December to help support the borough’s elementary school. The Essex Fells PTA and the Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence will stage their second Holiday Home Tour & Boutique on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Homes will be decked out for the holidays with special touches added by local designers, artists and florists. The tour will feature a variety of houses from grand to cozy, Tudor to colonial, new to old, displaying an array of decorating styles. "The last tour was a great day and such a successful event that we received many, many requests to do it again,” PTA President Leigh Bright stated in a release. “We hope that you'll experience the joy of …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Do you make a non-conventional dessert? Side dish? Main course? Tell us about it!
While the “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner usually consists of turkey and trimmings, we have all established different traditions through the years. That said: Do you bake or cook anything that strays from conventional Turkey Day cuisine? Perhaps it is a dessert, a side dish – or maybe even the main course. We are looking for your non-traditional recipes to share with our Patch readers. Please e-mail them (and pictures) to email@example.com and we will publish them early next week. And, of course, feel free to share below in the comments.