Junior historians: creating knowledge through research

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Historical Society’s Homeschool Series is conducting an eight-week series program that focuses on key components of research-based history. The series uses the Crane/YWCA and Shultz House Museums’ artifacts, primary source documents, and living history to help students focus on concepts and questions that explore the past and how it correlates […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team excels at 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships at Rutgers University

Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team excels at 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships at Rutgers University

MONTCLAIR – In what is one of the largest swim meets of the long course season, 107 members of the Montclair YMCA Dolphins swim team competed at the 2016 Long Course Silver/Bronze Region A Championships, July 15-17, at the Sonny Werblin pool on the campus of Rutgers University. Due to the large number of qualifying […]

Montclair Historical Society holds garage sale

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Calling all antique lovers! The Montclair Historical Society’s museum shop in the Nathaniel Crane house is getting a makeover. Stop by for a good bargain from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, at 108 Orange Road in Montclair. Sale includes unique knick-knacks for your home, books, children’s toys, antiques and […]

VLJ creates a brighter day for bullying victims

NEWARK, NJ — Volunteer Lawyers for Justice raised $21,000 for anti-bullying efforts during a June 8 event run by its Generation Now Young Professionals Group. More than 100 business owners, bankers, lawyers, technology and insurance industry representatives, accountants and others turned out for the summer soiree and barbecue at the Essex Fells Country Club. VLJ […]

Demanding common-sense gun safety measures

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Members of NCJW/Essex met up with members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to visit the Morristown office of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen to discuss the need for common-sense gun safety measures. From left are NCJW/Essex members Sandra Bayer of Livingston, Phoebe Pollinger of Montclair, Paula Green of South Orange, […]

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

Quilt exhibition inspires poetry reading

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Inspired by the Nubian Quilter’s exhibition of quilts, “Common Heritage: Uncommon Quilts,” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA in Montclair, the Montclair Historical Society, the Friends of the West Orange Public Library and West Orange Arts Council teamed up on Sunday, June 26, to host a poetry reading in response to […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]