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September 30, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 12: Succeed2Gether

We speak with Marcia Marley, executive director and president of Succeed2gether. Succeed2gether addresses the educational achievement gap by providing free enrichment and academic programs from their offices on 11 Pine St and the main branch library. A non-profit that's been in Montclair for a decade, Succeed2gether also founded the annual Montclair Literary Festival, now in its third year. 

Check out the episode show notes to learn more about Succeed2gether, the Montclair Literary Festival, and the upcoming fundraiser with New York Times columnist, bestselling author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman in Montclair on October 23rd, 2018.

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September 23, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 11: College Application Camp

We speak with Pat Berry, a college essay coach and founder of College Application Camp, on how she counsels students on applying to college. Her own interest in writing took root in Montclair, where she partly grew up, and after a career in publishing, she settled back here to raise her family and begin a new career as a writing coach.

Check out the show notes for Pat's personal recommendations on college application and essay resources. 

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September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 10: Fractal Science & Math Academy

We speak with Kevin Anderson, founder of Fractal Science and Math Academy. Kevin shares with us the career journey he took from sports to science to teaching, the real hours needed to be a small business owner, and the most rewarding part about being able to help bring students closer to where they want to go.

Check out the show notes for personal recommendations from Kevin ranging from science shows, tutoring videos and tips, and his source for innovative science news.

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September 9, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Episode 9: Sew Montclair

We speak with Chelsea Harriman, owner of Sew Montclair on 41 Glenridge Ave, by Bay Street Station.  Chelsea discusses how she started out to become a doctor, but ended up with a long career in fashion and costume design after graduating with a MFA from Rutgers. She raised both her children and her business in Montclair, where she and her husband have decided to stay as empty-nesters.

Check out the episode show notes to see her favorite source for patterns and projects, a fashion history timeline, as well as details about whom she's worked with over the years.

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September 2, 2018 @ 1:04 pm

Episode 8: Chelsea Square + Freespace Dance

We speak with two local entrepreneurs with different kinds of businesses, but are both in the midst of re-branding and shifting direction. Both women are graduates of Montclair State University and they found themselves returning to Montclair to raise their daughters. 

KaraLynne Wolf, who grew up here, now owns Chelsea Square and speaks about entering local retail after a career in finance in Miami. Donna Scro Samori, artistic director of Freespace Dance and head trainer and yoga teacher at Yoga Mechanics, discusses how she started her 14-year old dance company and what she is planning next.

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