Montclair: Crowds flock to arts, beer and wine festivals

Montclair Village held the 40th annual Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival and the Montclair Beer and Wine Celebration this past weekend. The creations of more than 80 artists were featured at the festival along with 20 artisanal wines and craft beers. 
Jon Kawamoto
"The show has all the best songs from the movie and a few new ones written especially for the stage production," said Kathy Kahn, publicist for the summer troupe. "It's a great musical for both girls and boys to enjoy."  
Why do I like this hometown parade? It's a small town affair with families lining the streets, waving flags and cheering for the floats, bands and antique cars.  
The club was founded around 1965, when a group of tennis-loving residents raised money to build the courts on city property. The group then gifted the courts to the city and has been managing them ever since, including the 10 coveted parking spaces that are leased to Montclair Village businesses.  
Jon Kawamoto
Kitty Pryde, a female adult domestic medium-hair mix, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She is a beautiful calico that needs lots of love. Once she's comfortable, you will never get enough of her love.  
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
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The Elworthy property, 232 acres of grassy hillsides, oak woodlands and gorgeous views of Mount Diablo and the San Ramon Valley, will officially open July 15. The property provides a key link between Las Trampas and Danville, allowing hikers a new way to reach one of the East Bay Regional Park District's largest and most rugged parks. The property also provides important habitat for native species, including golden eagles.  
Desmond Boylan
To quote a lyric from Johnny Cash, Cuba is suddenly "hotter than a pepper sprout" on the world travel stage with U.S. travel to Cuba jumping 39 percent this year.  
Jon Kawamoto
The festival, sponsored by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (PEBCC), is held every three years and spreads performances between Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Founded in 1991, it holds the dual distinction of being the first international children's choral festival in the United States as well as remaining the only opportunity for children and youth to meet and compete on an international scale.  
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Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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