Memorial Day in Glen Ridge

Monday, May 31, 2010 4:10pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Glen Ridge celebrated Memorial Day in traditional style today. Families and friends lined Ridgewood Avenue to see the parade. Groups gathered at the memorial service held at the WW1 monument. And it was fun, food and games at the annual town picnic.

Memorial Day 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010 9:01am  |  COMMENTS (9)

On this beautiful Memorial Day, Baristanet pauses to remember the U.S. soldiers who died while serving our country. We’ll have a slide show later today of how Memorial Day honored veterans in our area. Montclair observes the holiday at a ceremony today at 10 a.m. in Edgemont Park and there are old-fashioned parades in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge. The Star Ledger shares how veterans around the state are commemorating the holiday.

How Dough is Done

Sunday, May 30, 2010 10:02am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Thinking about grilling this weekend? Why not throw a pizza on the grill? Here’s an easy recipe and instructional video to show you exactly how dough is done:

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Family Party at the Garden

Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It was a delightful day , yesterday, at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair. Essex County Board of Freeholders and the Citizens Committee of Presby Gardens, invited the public to a “Family Garden Party.” There was live music, a student art exhibit and kid’s activities. Go to Barista Kids to see more fun.

Lost and Found

Saturday, May 29, 2010 3:52pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

On Sunday, May 23rd, an LG cell phone was found on West Passaic Avenue. The ring tone is “The Entertainer.” The phone is heavily damaged. If you think this may be your phone, please drop a line at and let us know the first 8 digits of the phone number.

Also, an Olympus digital camera was found at Park Billiards in Montclair during the week of May 10th. Please send a description to if you believe this could be your camera.

If you would like an item posted as lost or found, please send an e-mail here.

“Pretty” Girl Needs a Permanent Home

Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (8)

A regular Baristanet reader writes:

I’ve been a proud foster parent of a wonderful pit bull mix for the past 3 years. “Pretty” is a beautiful girl who I took in when I saw her owner dropping her off at PAWS back in 2007.

UPDATE: Looks like Pretty has found a permanent home with a wonderful family with 3 kids and now, 3 dogs! Congrats to all and a special thanks to the family that has opened their hearts and their home.

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Montclair Charter School – Is No News Good News?

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:25pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Quest Academy has just sent out a letter about the meeting planned for June 2 by the League of Women Voters:

The founders of the Quest Academy Charter School, which is pending review and approval by the State Department of Education, will not present the plans for the school to the public at the meeting scheduled for June 2nd by the League of Women Voters.

The application for the school is still pending with the state. Therefore, this meeting is premature considering that the state will not render its decision on the application until September, 2010.

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Free Ice Cream Tonight!

Friday, May 28, 2010 3:26pm  |  COMMENTS (2)


How sweet it is…and what a better way to start off the holiday weekend? Sprinkles, Montclair’s newest sweet shop opens today with an all-American ice cream social. Stop on by the new store at 401 Orange Road where they’ll be serving delicious ice cream from 5 – 9:30 pm. It’s free for all! 973-573-2224

Memorial Day Weekend 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:47pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Woo-Hoo! It’s going to be the perfect 3-day weekend, with clearing skies, sun, and temps in the mid 80′s! What have you got planned? Breaking away or BBQ? Over at Barista Kids, Melody Kettle will teach you how to make your own pizza dough, which is great on the grill.

Have a great weekend!

Locally Grown: An Exhibition At Market

Friday, May 28, 2010 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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“Becky And Savannah At Cafe Eclectic” Oil on canvas, by Savannah Strenz

Now on exhibit at Market restaurant on Church Street, Montclair, 11 paintings by the talented art students of Fern Bass at Bass Arts Studio.

“The studio is in its 5th year of operation, and I am happy to say that many of the students have been with me from the beginning. All of these students have a high degree of passion and commitment to their work and it gives me great pleasure to have their work on display”, writes Bass. “The work is great and I am so happy to get their work ‘out there.’ I have known many of these kids since I started the studio five years ago – and even before when I was teaching at Nandi.”

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I am glad I was not the first to notice this paltry salary. This can be a dangerous job. It's not all about rescuing stray kitties from trees or chasing down someone's lost dog. You get called out to trap raccoons and other rabid animals. Also, you get the lovely job of removing dead deer and other animals from the road. And, you need to be on call. With that salary, you won;t even be able to afford a cage in an animal shelter.

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