Need a diversion from your powerless existence? Heritage Blues Trio with special guest Angelo M, is playing this Sunday, 11/2, at 8 p.m., Outpost in the Burbs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 67 Church Street in Montclair. Here’s what you can expect:
The grit of low-down country and urban blues to the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping, hustle and bustle of gospel to fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs to pulsating drums that reach back to the roots of it all—if you are lucky enough to hear the Heritage Blues Orchestra, you’ll experience this and more.
November 10-18th is National Homeless & Hunger Week, so you can bring donations of rubber gloves, hand sanitizers and/or paper plates for MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless).
One lucky reader can win a pair of tickets by emailing tips at baristanet dot com with the name of Heritage Blues Trio’s debut album. Tickets will be left under your name.
Montclair just sent out the following info on trick or treating:
Dangerous conditions remain on many on township streets. The Township of Montclair is following Governor Chris Christie’s executive order and asks residents to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating activities to Monday, November 5. In addition, the Township asks that residents participate in trick-or-treat activities between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m., when daylight allows greater visibility. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
From Montclair Township Council Linda S. Wanat, Municipal Clerk:
Two special Council meetings will be held on the storm related emergency on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m., in the Second Floor Conference Room, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair.
No official action will be taken. Meetings may be recessed from time to time.
Update: Bellevue Ave Branch of the Montclair Library opens 2-6pm today as safe haven and shelter only.
Baristanet caught up with Montclair mayor Robert Jackson at the municipal building, where he spoke to residents enjoying the heat and electric charging capabilities. Jackson said he plans to hold meetings every day at 10 a.m. at the municipal building during the crisis. When it comes to power being restored, Jackson was less than optimistic. He said he believes what PSE&G has said regarding power restoration — an estimate of 7-10 days before power would be restored from the actual loss of power — is probably more like 7-10 days from today.
Baristanet readers have asked about ways to volunteer during this crisis, especially folks who have power. Jackson said he encourages people to do what they can for neighbors and friends — offering shelter, showers, picking up debris, etc. — but to refrain from trying to do anything with downed trees, as they are still many live wires.
If power is not restored by the election, Jackson expects to combine polling locations utilizing the polling places that do have power, so people in affected areas can still vote.
“Looking ahead to the election, it would be great for volunteers to offer seniors and others who can’t get to polling places a ride to the pools.”
Happy Halloween! Need some mindless fun to keep your teeth from chattering and get your mind thinking about something other than when the power will be restored? Here are some of the questions from our Boooristanet trivia quiz with much help and thanks to Paul Castiglia. Continue Reading