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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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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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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Oliver! The Show Must Go On

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 1:39pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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There’s no business like show business
Like no business I know
You get word before the show has started
That your favorite uncle died at dawn
Top of that, your ma and pa have parted
You’re broken-hearted, but you go on.

Bloomfield High School’s opening-night performance of “Oliver!” was cancelled last night because of the snow. But performers extracted a promise from interim superintendent Catherine Mozak that the show would go on tonight, Friday, Feb. 26 — even if school was closed. It’s confirmed on the Bloomfield School District website: the show goes on tonight at 7:30 p.m. There will also be shows Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. and a Sunday night 7 p.m. show has been added. Prices and venue are here.

Hit it, kids!

Verona Crossing Guard Hit By Truck

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 1:09pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MyVeronaNJ is reporting that a Verona crossing guard was hit by a pickup truck during yesterday’s early dismissal for snow. Details here.

Oscar Short Films at the Clairidge

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 12:53pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Sure, you have an opinion about “Hurt Locker” v. “Avatar,” and you may or may not be rooting for Meryl Streep. But chances are you don’t have any opinions about the short films that will receive awards at Oscars a week from Sunday, or even know any of their names.

This year, though, starting tonight (Friday, Feb. 26) you can see them all — live action and animated — at Montclair’s Clairidge Cinemas. The scheduled times vary from day to day. You can see tonight’s schedule here.

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