One of the first things I did when we moved here was subscribe to The Montclair Times. I was excited to start receiving the “local” paper, and I was happy to see that it had more than fluff to it. In fact, it is quite a bit bigger and more in-depth than the paper I grew up with in Massachusetts. Of course, Montclair has more than three times the number of people than my hometown. I get the feeling that The Montclair Times doesn’t print a list of all the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll students. Still, it’s pretty cool to have a “real” paper to read every Thursday.
So, as a nod to my love of papers in print, I’m going to try to highlight an item from The Montclair Times every week. This week is a chance to get out into the fresh air and do some cleaning up.
This Sunday, from 10-2, the 12th annual clean-up of the Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve will be clearing out plastic bottles, various paper products, and perhaps a few random treasures. You can see some photos on flickr here. Sunday’s weather will be pretty nice, so join the group for an hour or four. According to the article, those interested in taking part should meet and enter the Preserve at the Riverview Drive entryway, which is off Alexander Avenue. Check out the article (it’s blurry, but readable) for more details.