Found — Kitty On Summit Ave., Montclair (Updated)

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Update: Kitty has found a home.

A reader writes:

We found this kitty on our street (Summit Avenue, near Grove Street)…. He/she is now on our porch. We can’t keep him and would love to find his home. We called the Animal Shelter and left a message, asking if anyone had reported him missing. Haven’t heard back yet. He definitely is not from our block (Summit between Park and Grove), since we put word out on a group email. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 1

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Just seven properties are open this weekend, including the four profiled below.

maplewood090111 South Cres., Maplewood

List Price: $799,000

Taxes: $30,563

Acreage: 0.35

4BR/2.1BA

New to the market, this nine-room Tudor, known as the “Mushroom House,” has a lot of architectural distinction. The two-story family room has a dome ceiling with fresco artwork, two-story Palladian windows with stained glass, gold crown molding and a limestone fireplace that extends to the ceiling. Central air and a wet bar are among the other highlights. There is a finished, full basement and a three-car attached garage. The house was built in 1928. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Yogi Berra Museum to Hold Sports Memorabilia Appraisal

BY  |  Friday, Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

yogi berra museum appraisalHave you ever wondered what that stash of old Topps baseball cards stashed in your attic is worth? Soon, you can find out.

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center will be hosting “America’s Roadshow,” its version of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, on Sat. Sept. 21 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Experts from Robert Edward Auctions will be providing free appraisals of visitors’ items. The Watchung, NJ-based company has specialized in all areas of baseball collectibles, as well as other sport and non-sport memorabilia and cards, for more than 30 years.

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Teacher Salaries: How Does Baristaville Rank?

BY  |  Friday, Aug 30, 2013 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (15)

school-children-and-teacherNJ Spotlight has an interactive map showing what the average New Jersey public school teacher earned last year ($67,412, an increase of less than 1 percent over the prior year). The map, which breaks down teachers’ salaries by district, shows that Montclair salaries are above average, with the average salary being $73,935, an eleven percent increase from two years ago.

Glen Ridge is also above average at $70,109. Bloomfield ranks below the average, with $62,331. The average teacher salary in the U.S. in 2011–12 was $55,418, putting New Jersey on the higher end among states.

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A Bike Friendly Challenge Gets … Criticized?

BY  |  Friday, Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (16)

bike laneWhen Bike&Walk Montclair launched its Bike Friendly Business Campaign this summer, it probably wasn’t expecting any complaints. After all, who could argue against the campaign’s mission to encourage locals to bike to businesses instead of drive by offering discounts at some stores?

Walkers, that’s who.

A few have grumbled on the Montclair Watercooler and elsewhere that the campaign discriminates against those who have always walked to local businesses. Shouldn’t we get discounts too? they essentially asked.

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Jewish High Holidays Round Up

BY  |  Friday, Aug 30, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Jewish High Holidays begin next week, with Rosh Hashanah, aka the Jewish New Year, starting at sundown on September 4 and ending at nightfall on September 6. For many Jewish families, it is a holiday of reflection and renewal, as well as a time to share a holiday meal with family and friends. It is followed by a sacred 10-day period that culminates in Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, notable for its 24-hour fast.

Here is a round up of local High Holidays services, food and more:

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Free Parking And Other Perks From Peak Performances

BY  |  Friday, Aug 30, 2013 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

glacier peak performancesMontclair State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programming has announced its 2013-14 Peak Performances series line-up and it is, according to the press release, “a wild collection of experiences you will never forget.”

Peak Performances is also launching a special thank you program for friends and frequent fliers. If you purchase tickets to any of the selected weekday premiere performances listed below you will receive free parking and access to exclusive events with the artists. Patrons who buy tickets to four or more Premiere Events will receive a special thank you gift at the end of the season.

The offer is valid for the following performances:

  • LIZ GERRING DANCE COMPANY | GLACIER | Thurs., Sept. 19
  • GALLIM DANCE COMPANY | FOLD HERE | Thurs., Sept. 26
  • VINCENT DANCE THEATRE | MOTHERLAND | Thurs., Oct. 17
  • JAN FABRE | TRAGEDY OF A FRIENDSHIP | Fri., Nov. 1
  • DOUGLAS DUNN | AUBADE | Fri., Jan 24
  • DAVID ROUSSÈVE | STARDUST | Thurs., Feb. 6
  • WAYNE McGREGOR | RANDOM DANCE | ATOMOS | Thurs., Mar. 20
  • CRYPTIC | ORLANDO | Thurs., Apr. 10
  • LIZ QUELER | SETH FARBER | STILL WILL BE HEARD | Fri., Jun. 6

For a full list of Peak Performances 2013-14 programs, click here.

Note: The offer is valid through September 12, 2013 and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. No refunds or exchanges allowed. Parking vouchers will be provided – one per patron for each show purchased – at the box office on the day of their respective performance date(s). Exclusive events TBD after 9/12/13. Patrons will be invited to events via email, approximately two weeks prior to event date. Events are not limited to, or specifically connected with, the performance dates listed above.

Boys (And Girls) Of Summer – Montclair Baseball, Back In The Day

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Athletics' Lean Men's Club, Labor Day 1891

Montclair Athletics’ Lean Men’s Club, Labor Day 1891

Montclair has long been a baseball town, even long before its most famous player, baseball legend Yogi Berra, came to town. Here, thanks to help from Montclair Public Library’s William Fischer, we bring you a look at baseball in Montclair through the years, starting with 1891, when the Lean Men’s Club played on Labor Day. Continue Reading

The Weekend: Labor Day Edition

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

richardbona_718x370Singer, composer, bass player and bandleader Richard Bona kicks off the weekend tonight at NJPAC’s Sounds of the City free outdoor concert series. Bona comes from a village in Cameroon but brings the world to audiences through his evocative music. The songs on his solo album Bonafied reference Latin jazz, tango, African pop and even Parisian cabaret. At NJPAC, he appears with the fiery Mandekan Cubano ensemble.

NJPAC Sounds of the City Outdoor Concert: Richard Bona

Thursday, August 29 from 5 pm – 7:30 pm (Bona takes stage at 6:15 pm)

NJPAC, One Centre Street, Newark, NJ

Free

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Get Your $10 Voucher For The Adult School of Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

asm coverThe Adult School of Montclair is thanking the township of Montclair for its assistance by issuing a $10 voucher to all Montclair residents once each semester. If you have a profile on record with ASM, the voucher will be issued and your tuition will reflect the $10 discount at the time of registration. Continue Reading

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