Saturday, May 4, 2013
March of Dimes fundraiser intended to help premature babies.
Join us at March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, and the oldest and best-loved walking event. It’s a family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. Register to walk at …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Top events to help you through the next 48 hours.
Nutley Old Guard Meeting Today, 9 a.m. 44 Park Ave., Nutley FREE The Old Guard meets weekly at the Frank A. Cocchiola Parks Building. New members always welcomed. Belleville Senior Citizens Friday Club Today, 12:30 p.m. Franklin Avenue and Mill Street Belleville FREE Verona Live: Cards & Games Today, 1 p.m. Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona FREE Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required. Mort and the Magical Forest: A Marcia the Musical Moose Show Today, 2 p.m. Montclair Public Library 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair FREE Little Mort Moose has been sent to the Magical Forest by a fairy godmother! Enjoy an interactive variety act filled …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Check out what's going on this week in Montclair.
Spring break for Montclair District Schools begins Monday and will extend through Friday. The Montclair Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. A meeting agenda is attached as a pdf of this article. The final departmental budget hearings will be presented to the council Tuesday. The budget presentations on the agenda are for the Department of Community Services, Health Department and capital budget The meeting will televised live on TV34 and streaming online at montclair.peg.tv. Last week, Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh presented a $13.6 million police budget to the council, an increase of about $855,000 from 2012. If approved, salaries would increase by about $775,000, in addition to …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Essex County events will be held throughout the month at Branch Brook Park in Newark.
The 37th annual Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend with a series of events being held throughout the month. The festival is held at Branch Brook Park, home to the most diverse collection of cherry blossoms in the world. When the flowers are first in bloom, tourists from around the globe converge on Branch Brook Park, the largest in the Essex County park system. Following is a list of the events this month: Cell Phone Tours Visitors to Essex County Branch Brook Park can enjoy a self-guided tour by dialing 973-433-9047 and following the prompts or by using their Smart Phone to scan the bar codes at each location to connect to a short history of the park. There is no charge for the cell phone tour. Cherry Blossom Challenge Annual …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Passover on Monday night, Good Friday celebrated this week in Montclair.
The Jewish festival of Passover begins at sundown on Monday. For a schedule of Passover services at Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, click here. For a schedule of Passover services at Congregation Shomrei Emunah, click here. On Monday, the Montclair Housing Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Municipal Building, located at 205 Claremont Ave. On Wednesday, Third-Ward Councilor Sean Spiller will hold a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Montclair Public Library Main Branch Auditorium, located at 50 S. Fullerton Ave. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on current issues and concerns of the Montclair community. For more information, send an email to Spiller at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Thursday, the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
'Get yourself a double-barreled blast of American music' this weekend, recommends blogger Robert F. Galgano.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The monthly event features a full-service bar, music and art!
The Montclair Art Museum will hold its Free First Thursday Nights event from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the museum, located at 3 S. Mountain Ave. The museum will offer free admission to its galleries. The current exhibits include The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, and 1913 and Oscar Bluemner's America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey. This will also be the last week to see the 2013 Scholastics Art & Writing award winners, which will be on view through March 10. There will be a full-service bar with special prices at the event provided by Egan & Sons Restaurant and Bar. The bar will be cash only. Tours will be offered every hour on the half hour — 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Live music will provided by the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Find out how NJ Transit, PATH train schedules will run on Monday.
Monday is President's Day. This is a federal holiday, so United States Post offices, banks and all government offices will be closed. Traditionally known as Washington's Birthday, this federal holiday is celebrated the third Monday of February. It was enacted in 1879 by Congress for government offices in Washington, D.C., and expanded later in 1885 to include all federal offices. The Montclair School District will also be closed Monday and Tuesday for President's Day, and Wednesday for a teacher's workshop. The district had held Wednesday, Feb. 20 in abeyance in the event there was a need for a second snow make-up day. The first snow make-up day for students was Friday, March 29, Good Friday. School will resume Thursday for Montclair …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Township Council agenda includes a multiway stop for Chestnut and Forest streets, discussion of a $32.5 million bond issuance, and PBA labor negotiations
Sunday, February 3
Watch a replay of the January 29 Township Council meeting above. The Montclair Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor council chambers of the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. Spring registration starts for the Montclair Adult School, at 100 Chestnut St. The United Way of North Essex will offer free mentor training between 6 and 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 60 S. Fullerton Ave. To register, email Melissa Cooper at email@example.com or call (973) 993-1160, ext. 112. The Montclair Township Council will convene for a meeting at 7 p.m. in the first floor council chambers of the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. The topics include putting a multiway stop at the intersection of Chestnut and …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Hat City celebrates three years with an art exhibit
Hat City Kitchen marks three years with a show of local artists. The opening is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 - 7 p.m. Familiar local faces include Terry Boddie, Bill Cofone, Porl Gordon, Kathleen Heron, Jody Leight, Robert Lach, Susan Lisbin, Mansa Mussa, Jeremy Moss, Robert Ramos, Lisa Suss , Heidi Sussman, Sylvia Boe Taylor, Elizabeth Winchester, Florence Weisz and Sybil Archibald among others. Hat City Kitchen opened early in 2010. When nearby businesses closed in the late 1920s and took with them Orange's designation as hat-maker to the world, the factories remained. Between Orange's Highland Station and South Orange's Mountain Station, narrow streets are lined with homes, businesses that once served the hatters, and, now, a restaurant…