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.

All American Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2010 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

memorialdaybbq.jpgNineteen-month-old Theo, from Glen Ridge, is celebrating Memorial Day in true American style –grilling up some burgers.

He had some help firing up the grill from his brother Max….

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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.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 2010 6:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

800px-Americanflags.jpgToday remember the men and women who died while in military service. Attend a local service and/or parade with your family:

Montclair Memorial Day Service

Who: All ages.

What: Annual Memorial Day service. Mayor Jerry Fried will preside as Master of Ceremonies.

Where: Edgemont Park, Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043.

When: Monday, May 31 at 10 am.

Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade

Who: All ages.

What: Memorial day parade, service and town picnic with entertainment, amusements and food.

Where: Parade starts at Sherman Avenue and Baldwin Street. The march will proceed to the memorial in front of Ridgewood Avenue School, where the traditional service of remembrance will take place. The town picnic will be at Hurrell Field after the service.

When: Monday, May 31. Parade starts at 11 am and everything follows.

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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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Party in the (Iris) Garden

Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Yesterday, the volunteers at the Presby Iris Gardens, presented the annual Family Garden Party. And it was a great party. There were refreshments, educational exhibits, music and a student art display. While music students from Bloomfield Middle School entertained, Baristaville’s kids enjoyed face painting (by Maria Finucane–an amazing artist), flower petal art and met critters from the Turtle Back Zoo.

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 lostandfound@baristanet.com 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 lostandfound@baristanet.com 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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Memorial Day Weekend: Day Trips

Saturday, May 29, 2010 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

parkwaysign.jpgIf you’re not one of the lucky ones vacationing this long weekend, day trips are a great way to feel like you did something special.

Grab your keys, pack the kids into the car and arrive at your destination in less than two hours.

Here is a list of some day trips we’ve written about that are fun for the entire family:

The Crayola Factory

The New York Botanical Gardens

Fire Island

Hershey Park

Sandy Hook

Philadelphia

Do you have a great day trip destination? Share it with us in comments.

(photo: Flickr / wfyurasko)

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