Girl Scouts Host Camplified, a Summer Music Festival at South Mountain

BY  |  Monday, Jul 14, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Experience an afternoon of live performances, games and activities, giveaways, and more at Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey’s Camplified on Saturday, July 19!

The Summer Family Music Festival will bring several talented emerging artists to the stage during the festival including, Seconds ApartBad Seed Rising, and Go Down Moses.

A DJ will also be on hand to entertain the crowd between sets.

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Teens Invited to Take the Fear Factor Food Challenge at MPL This Afternoon

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fear Factor Food Challenge

Care for some Baby Diaper Chocolate Pudding?

Teens of Montclair, are you ready to face your fears? Then head over to the Montclair Public Library this afternoon to be a participant in the Fear Factor Food Challenge.

See if you have the stomach to eat some crazy concoctions such as the Taste Your Fear, Baby Diapers, Dog Eat Dog, Big Red, and Mix It Up Challenges!

Team up with a friend or they’ll pair you up to see if you have what it takes to face your fears!

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Montclair Academy for Culinary & Hospitality Excellence to Offer Culinary Education to High School Students

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Academy for Culinary & Hospitality Excellence


Montclair has a new culinary school in town and it’s at Montclair High School.

Thanks to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) and the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) the former cooking program, Culinary Club, has been renamed the Montclair Academy for Culinary & Hospitality Excellence (MACHE) with hopes to offer an innovative culinary course for students.

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Essex County Freeholders Honor the Montclair High School Crew Team

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair High School Crew Team

During its June 25 meeting held at Montclair Town Hall, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Montclair High School Crew Team for the third consecutive year, and for its outstanding 2014 season. The Board’s Commendations were sponsored and presented to members of the team and their coaches by District 5 Freeholder Brendan Gill of Montclair.

“Tonight’s presentation has become an annual affair. For the third year in a row, it is my pleasure to acknowledge the success of one of the newest sports at the high school”, said Freeholder Gill, “but one that has already established itself as one of the most successful in the Montclair tradition; and that is the Crew Team”, adding “and it’s always special when I’m able to honor student-athletes from my alma mater, Montclair High School.”

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The Spacemonkeys Are Moving Ahead

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

spacemonkeysThere aren’t a lot of straightforward answers about The Spacemonkeys. When I asked the band of Montclair High School sophomores who plays which instrument, Will Jacobson said, “We play multiple instruments, with members changing instruments depending on the song” and gave me a list of pretty much all the players (Michael Cubeddu, Chris Fabian, Gabe Friedin and Geoff Minet, along with Jacobson) playing everything. When I asked for some musical influences, I got the Beatles, the Strokes, Miles Davis and Elliott Smith, plus another Montclair band, Pinegrove.

But that doesn’t mean The Spacemonkeys are scattered. In fact, their music is tight and sophisticated, and everyone in the band kicks in to make it that way. “At first, we wrote our songs at our own respective homes before coming to practice and showing them to the band,” said Fabian. “Now, with 5 strong songwriters, our music has evolved enormously from what it used to be. Just solely off of the chemistry we have, we can turn a lazy jam into a foundation for a song.”

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Montclair Teens Awarded Best Teammate Award for the Super Essex Conference

BY  |  Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:40pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Best Teammate Award for the Super Essex Conference

Kwasi Nimako of Immaculate Conception, Paige Pacifico of Montclair Kimberley  and Kenny Davis of Montclair High were recently awarded with the Best Teammate Award for the Super Essex Conference at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.  The trio were among the 37 student-athletes from SEC high schools honored for their selflessness and promoting team unity at an awards banquet sponsored by Investors Bank, a major supporter of the Museum’s character education programs.

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Violetta Norrie, Montclair Teen, to Perform a Harp Solo Recital

BY  |  Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Violetta NorrieVioletta Norrie, a Montclair 17 year old harpist, will perform a solo recital on Tuesday, May 27, 7 pm, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair.

Violetta is the 2014 recipient of the UNICO Montclair Scholarship, and an award ceremony with refreshments will immediately follow.

Violetta began studying harp at the age of six with Frances Duffy. She recently graduated from the Manhattan School of Music Precollege where she studies with Susan Jolles. She will return to Manhattan School of Music in the fall in a Bachelor of Music program as a Harp Performance major.

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Studio B Hosts a LGBT Slam & Dance Party for Teens

BY  |  Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Studio Bcreated several years ago in the South Orange – Maplewood area by Marcy Thompson and Jenny Turner Hall, is teaming up with North Jersey Pride and Garden State Equality during Pride Week to give the stage (and the dance floor) to our community’s LGBTQ teens and their pals — a LGBT Slam & Dance Party for Teens on June 6!

The Story Slam is a 5-minute storytelling competition. Those who would like to participate will put their name into a hat. They’ll draw about 12 names in total. Stories can be personal, political, fiction/non-fiction. They don’t need to be memorized, but readers should keep in mind that they are in front of a live audience, and they ONLY have 5 minutes. The SLAM will be judged by three literary agents, and the winner of the Slam will receive a free IPad.

After the SLAM, teens can bust a move with DJ Flo. Oh, and there’s free pizza too. Teens have to attend the SLAM in order to go to the DANCE.

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Montclair High Students Get Lesson in Dangers of Texting While Driving

BY  |  Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

Dangers of Texting While Driving

The Montclair Fire Department, in conjunction with the Montclair Police Department and the Montclair Ambulance Unit, conducted an extrication drill earlier this week  to show Montclair High School students the tragic effects of texting while driving and not wearing a seat belt when driving.

Nearly 100 students and teachers watched the demonstration — organized by Fire Official John Thomas, Sgt. Stephanie Egnezzo of the Police Traffic Bureau, and Police Department ‎School Resource Officer Kim Nelson-Edward — in front of the Montclair High School Gymnasium on Midland Avenue.

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Montclair High’s Sisters on the Runway Annual Spring Fashion Show This Friday

BY  |  Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

montclair high school sisters on the runway

Photo: Grace Rossi-Conaway

Montclair High School’s Sisters on the Runway club will host its 9th Annual Spring Fashion Show this  Friday, May 16 at The Loft in Montclair.

This year’s show will feature an exciting line-up of Spring fashions for women and men on loan from some of Montclair’s finest clothing boutiques including Barbara Eclectic, Dot Reeder, South Moon Under, Wildly Smitten, Thread, Retrograde, Heratij , One Savvy Design, D’Moni, Speakeasy Vintage, Atelier, Style Haven, and Culture Couture. Hair styling and make-up for all the MHS student models are being generously provided by Esthetica Salon, Hair at Alicia’s, Mark Christopher Salon, and Studio D.

SOR’s mission is to raise awareness and funds for Shelter Our Sisters, a Bergen County shelter for victims of domestic violence. Funds are raised from various events that are planned and organized by the club’s 50+ members led by co-presidents Lauren Glasse and Linda Meliani. This year’s highlights included a self-defense class, several sporting event bake sales, and a holiday Snow Ball.

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