BY Georgette Gilmore | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 3:54pm |
Coach Dan Roberts and Coach John Fiore
The New York Jets have announced that John Fiore, coach of the Montclair High School Mounties football team, has been named this year’s recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Year Award. For his efforts, he will receive $2,000 to benefit the school’s football program and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.
According to the NY Jets website, “The award, in its 18th year, is given to a coach in the tristate area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve, and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.”
BY Announcement | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 11:30am |
Back L-r: Chelsea Wright, Marva Hanks, Mark Sceurman. Front: Sajeda Cupido, Winner
Sajeda Cupido, an 8th grader, took first place singing “If I Were A Boy,” by Beyonce at the Bloomfield Cultural Commission’s Bloomfield’s Most Talented contest. Sajeda is gifted with a powerful singing voice and easily won the praise of Judges Chelsea Wright, Marva Hanks and Mark Sceurman who encouraged her to continue pursuing her craft.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 9:30am |
Schools close for winter break in less than two weeks and don’t reopen until January 2. If you are scrambling for childcare, or just need something to occupy the kids for a bit, we’ve put together a guide of vacation camps to help you out:
Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids ages 3 – 6.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: December 23 – December 31. Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $55 a day / Non-members – $65 a day. In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for each date attending. Please register within 3 business days prior to the program date. Registration received in less than 3 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee.
Download your registration form here. Call (973) 783-7640 for more information and to sign-up.
BY Steve Maginnis | Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 7:00am |
Members of the Montclair Board of Education and attorney Mark Tabakin, who has been investigating the leak of the planned assessments for students in the Montclair school district, met with the Montclair Township Council on December 10 in a closed session. The meeting prompted local education activists to address the council in the public comment section of the council meeting, in which many of them accused the school board of issuing subpoenas to residents opposed to the assessments to squelch dissent.
Resident Luis Delgado cited the debate over the reforms that has caused so much controversy over the past year and how it had been healthy for the township, but said that recent reports of the board’s investigation left him concerned about a lack of common sense in the direction its investigation is taking.
BY Announcement | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm |
On Saturday December 7th, students from House Schwartz from Glenfield School volunteered their time at the annual HomeCorp Arts and Crafts Show held at the Salvation Army.
BY Jen Lange | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 12:30pm |
Let’s decorate the tree! What better way to decorate then bringing the family together to make the decorations? These Crayon Ornaments add a personal touch to your tree and they also make great gifts:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 10:30am |
Pigtails & Crewcuts in Montclair is celebrating its 1st birthday with a party the weekend of December 14 and 15.
On Saturday, December 14, between 11 am – 3 pm a Princess will visit and take photos with children and on Sunday, December 15, between 12 – 3 pm a face painter will decorate children’s faces with art.
Pigtails & Crewcuts, which is owned by local wife and husband team of Di Wang and Ed Goldstein, will also offer deals and discounts on services, products and toys.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 8:30am |
Are You Ready?…Yea? It’s time to dance and celebrate the holidays with A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show at The Beacon Theatre in NYC! The groovy holiday show will play on December 20, 21 (3 shows- 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm), and on the 22 (11 am and 2 pm) and Barista Kids has 4 tickets to the Saturday, December 21 performance at 5 pm to give to one lucky family!
This is Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!‘s first ever holiday show, and it will feature everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters, dance numbers that will make you “razzle dazzle” and special effects that will transform the stage into a glistening holiday wonderland:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 6:11am |
With a winter weather advisory, which will bring 3 – 5 inches of snow, in effect until later this afternoon, school closings and early dismissals are beginning to be called. Check back often, as we will continue to update this list:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Dec 09, 2013 3:00pm |
Attention comic book fans of all ages! Montclair dad William Scheckel, who blogs over at The Father’s Lounge, has organized a Comic Book Show with 15,000 Comics from the 1940s to 90s – DC, Marvel, Indies.
Comic auction master John Paul of NJComicBookShows.com will be auctioning off the work and many mini-collections of comics at noon. Artists and writers currently confirmed include: