BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 1:00pm |
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – New Jersey Chapter will co-host a memorial event in Montclair on Saturday, December 14, in honor of the 20 children and six adults murdered one year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
The Montclair event will be co-sponsored with BlueWaveNJ, the Montclair NAACP, OFA-NJ, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, and will include remarks from Jersey City Mayor Fulop.
The event, called “No More Silence,” is meant to send a clear message that it’s time to make noise about gun reform. Moms in New Jersey will honor the Newtown victims, as well as all victims of gun violence, through bell ringing in lieu of a moment of silence:
BY Jen Lange | Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 10:00am |
Tis the season for handmade gifts! Wood Burned Cutting Boards are inexpensive, easily personalized, and make a great keepsake gift:
BY Kuae Mattox | Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 8:00am |
Renaissance Clankers team members in photo: from top left to right – Beckett Welles, Harrison Naftelberg, Eshaan Vasisht, David Goldsmith, Alex Goggin, Nick Kopelow
Picture this: a powerful storm hits Montclair and the power in your neighborhood goes out. Sound eerily familiar? Only this time you still have Internet access because you’ve been able to tap into a Wi-Fi “powered pocket” nearby.
That might sound a bit futuristic to you, but thanks to one of Renaissance Middle School’s robotics teams, that future is here and now with Storm Network.
Meet the Montclair Clankers, six, seventh grade students who are blazing the trails of innovation. They have spent the past few months diligently building a functional robot, but also coming up with an idea that could be a big boon for the town of Montclair.
Recently, the Clankers and three other robotics teams from Renaissance Middle School competed in the First Lego League (FLL) North Jersey Regional Middle School Robotics Competition in Clifton. All four teams unveiled their robot designs and received recognition for their work. The Clankers won the overall “Robot Design” award and advanced to the state level finals this coming Saturday.
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: