If You Can’t Stand the Rain…

Monday, May 31, 2004 8:34pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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… get out of the backyard. Tom Biro of Bloomfield didn’t let the rain dampen his Memorial Day BBQ. He brought the burgers, and his guests, onto the front porch. (Pictured: invitees Misha Glezin of Manhattan and Jerry Milani of Bloomfield.)

Remembering the Fallen

Monday, May 31, 2004 2:27pm

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Memorial Day in Glen Ridge. Click on the top image to hear Taps. Click on the other images to see them larger.

Now Official: Summer

Sunday, May 30, 2004 9:32am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Montclair’s Nishuane Pool, Saturday
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Over at the Glen Ridge Town Pool, same day
OK, you literalists, we know it’s still officially spring. But the camera doesn’t lie, does it? (Thanks to Carl Bergmanson for the photos.)

Painted Ladies

Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:34pm  |  COMMENTS (1)





No offense to any anyone who’s got a white, gray or beige house, but Barista’s happy to live in a town where people aren’t afraid to splash a little color around. We may be glad we don’t live next door to any of these Technicolor homes …. but it’s better than certain communities where you can get slapped with a zoning violation for a radical shade of beige.

Pool’s open

Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:28am

Celebrate. Send the Barista pix of your pallid friends.

Luck be a fellow

Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:16am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Darren Gage, advisor to the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club, picked up a best director award at yesterday’s Bucks County Theater Festival, where the club presented its spring musical, “Guys and Dolls.” Graduating senior Matt Edelstein walked away with an acting award for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit. Congratulations, guys.

McGreevey Weighs in on Local Anti-Semitism

Friday, May 28, 2004 12:47am

It’s official. The gov hates hate. He even issued a press release.

Hatred always comes from fear and, ignorance. The desire to cling to such hateful feelings, and to spread them in pamphlets that are meant to cause humiliation and anger, comes from a particular kind of weakness.

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Jackals Opener

Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:18pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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1. Jack the Jackal signing autographs
2. The Trumpet Guy, Scott Freier
3. Something the Yankees don’t have
4. The 8th-inning “God Bless America”
Oh yeah, and they won 10-1.

When Hell Freezes Over

Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:50am

Horror, Science Fiction, Action and Adventure, Drama — those are all the categories that Moviefone assigns to the new Dennis Quaid movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” which opens, well, actually tomorrow.
That’s the big summer blockbuster-to-be on global warming, and if you watch the trailers, you’ll see great gales of water flooding familiar NYC landmarks, people screaming and trying to outrun the waves and, ultimately, the Statue of Liberty turned to ice. All of which should make you think twice about complaining about the possibility of a shower on Monday.
Well, environmental groups are panting about all that on-screen weather mayhem, and the “Day After Tomorrow” Memorial Day Weekend tie-ins are starting. NJ-PIRG, the public interest lobbying group, came out with a news release today charging that consumers will pay twice as much for gas on their Memorial Day junkets than they have to because of misguided government energy policy. And this is related to Horror Weather because of…. well go to the website that PIRG has set up to capitalize on the movie. They’ll explain it.
(The Barista guesses that your Memorial Day grilling isn’t going to help the ozone layer either, but we’ve yet to receive a press release on that. So fire away.)
Playing at the Wellmont, Essex Green, Clifton Commons and Cinema 23.

The Roses are Out

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:56pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Smell them.

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