Lost and Found

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 3:29pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

The child of a Baristanet reader lost the key to the family Prius while sledding Friday afternoon at Mountainside Park. The attached keychain is a rubber Salvador Dali “melting clock.” If you have located this key, please write lostandfound@baristanet.com to ensure its return to the owner.

If you have any lost or found item that you would like posted to Baristanet’s main page, please send an e-mail with a brief description of the item and where it was lost or found here.

Submissions from the Snow Sculpture Elite

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 9:09am  |  COMMENTS (6)

Phooey on your carrot-nosed tri-spherical snow “men.” Here come Baristaville’s snow sculpture elite. First there was the snow cat. Now there is the snow dachshund, the snow Eiffel Tower, the snow pirate and the snow dragon.

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Montclair Girls Hold Bake Sale For Haiti

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

bakesaleforHaiti.jpgHillside 4th graders, and best friends, Lily Feinberg and Georgia Garrison have been baking for weeks (and freezing the goodies) in anticipation of their Haiti Needs Help bake sale to raise money to help the relief efforts. The girls sold from 11 am – 1 pm yesterday in front of Lili, Meili and Beau at 33 Watchung Plaza. When the original plans to hold the sale in the park at Watchung Plaza were scuttled by the snow, the children’s store graciously stepped in to help.

Assisted by James Feinberg and Walter and Daisy Garrison, Lily and Georgia raised over $250 and will be back out today from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

(Photo: Lily Feinberg (9) on the left, in biege jacket. Georgia Garrison (9) on the right, in blue coat.)

Circus Science at The Newark Museum

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 2:40pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

We had so much fun at The Newark Museum’s Circus Science event this morning. My girls swung from the trapeze, spun plates, walked on the low wire and enjoyed a really funny clown show, which not only entertained, but explained the laws of science. I even got into the action with the plate spinning. I was able to get my plate to spin after several tries. Okay, it was more than several tries and the plates were plastic, but still–I was proud of myself. See how much fun we had below and head over to The Newark Museum tomorrow to enjoy for yourself.

Circus Science

Who: All ages.

What: Fun-filled day of circus activities: balancing clowns, face painting, treasure hunt, learn juggling techniques, plate spinning and much more. See clown shows and magic shows throughout the day.

Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.

When: Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 10:30 am – 4 pm.

Cost: Free with suggested museum admission: Adults $10 / Children 12 and under $6. includes choice of one clown or magic performance. Additional tickets can be purchased.

Canine Cotillion and Fur Ball Fundraiser Galas Set

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 9:32am  |  COMMENTS (12)

If you’re looking for an excuse to don your dazzling cocktail dress or dashing tuxedo–while doing something charitable for animals–there are two fund raising galas on the spring calendar this year.

Although technically not in Baristaville, both of these organizations are well known to pet lovers in these parts–Pet ResQ Inc. and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.

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Snowy Fun

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 5:54pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos of their little ones having fun in the snow. Enjoy the pictures and have a wonderful weekend!

Fire Hydrant Help

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 5:38pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

From the Montclair Fire Department:

Winter snowstorms create a special concern for the Montclair Fire Department, with snowfalls and street plowing often hiding fire hydrants under large mounds of snow, making them difficult to find quickly. The MFD asks residents and business owners to help keep their neighborhood fire hydrants cleared so that in the event of a fire, firefighters don’t lose precious time locating and shoveling them out before being able to hook up to them. Time lost could mean all the difference in an emergency.

Firefighters need a three-foot clearance on all sides of the hydrant. Please help your Fire Department – and your neighbors – by ensuring that the hydrant in your area is readily visible and accessible in the event of an emergency.

For further information, please contact the Montclair Fire Department at 973-744-5000.

Winter Storm Slideshow

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 5:04pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

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Thanks to everybody who sent in pictures today. Here’s our favorite; more after the jump.

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It’s Time for a Little Comical Queen Esther (and King A.)

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Purim usually falls a little closer to St. Patrick’s Day, but no matter. Temple Ner Tamid is ready with its annual Purim spiel, to be combined this year with a megillah reading, tomorrow night, Saturday, Feb. 27. TNT’s Queen Esther parody this year is called “The Zion King: The Disney Megillah, Version 2.0″ and draws from shows like “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

Temple B’nai Israel in Livingston holds its Purim Spiel this Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7 pm. “Middle East Side Story” features music by Leonard Bernstein.

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Rate The Snow Plow!

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 3:01pm  |  COMMENTS (22)

Polls for Montclair, and in the jump, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge.

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Great article baristanet! The email chain really sheds light on how this all developed. They are right to ask for clear rules, good communication and fair enforcement, but the demand to eliminate fees is unreasonable. It is not outrageous to pay $70 for 4-5 months of parking. That works out to less than a dollar a day.

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