Winter Rabies Clinics For Montclair and Cedar Grove

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Rabies Clinics

According to the American Humane Society, it’s important to keep your pet’s rabies vaccine up to date. Puppies and kittens should receive their first rabies vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Pets must be vaccinated again in one year, and then a three-year rabies vaccine is generally administered during the rest of your pet’s life.

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled winter 2015 rabies clinics for the dates below:

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Baristanet Profile: April Hussar

BY  |  Friday, Jan 30, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

April Hussar

April and her daughter

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: April Hussar

Where do you live? Verona

When did you move there? In 2004, just before our daughter turned one. We were scared of the Montclair taxes and in love with the Verona town pool!

Where did you grow up? Petaluma, California — also known as the “Egg Capital of the World,” and birthplace of the World Wrist-Wrestling Championships. Sorry to make you all jealous.

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Local Chef Shares a Winning Super Bowl Sunday Recipe

BY  |  Friday, Jan 30, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for a winning Super Bowl Party recipe? Local Chef and restaurateur Ryan DePersio (Fascino in Montclair, Nico Kitchen + Bar in Newark, and Battello in Jersey City) shares his recipe for Pork Belly Chili with Cilantro & Sour Cream in a new webisode called “Just Add Fire” on It’s sure to be a hit at your Super Bowl Sunday party. Get the complete recipe here.



Councilor Hurlock Addresses Historic Preservation and Public Safety At Community Meeting

BY  |  Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (7)

Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock addresses constituents at his January 29 community meeting.

Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock addresses constituents at his January 29 community meeting.

Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock held his first community meeting of 2015, where he took questions and made comments regarding issues concerning issues specifically relating to Upper Montclair, along with a few general issues affecting the whole township. The biggest issue discussed at the January 29 meeting was NJ Transit’s interest in de-listing the Upper Montclair railway station from the state and national historic registers because of the February 2006 fire that destroyed most of the original building.

Councilor Hurlock explained that the issue first came up in February 2011 when the township Historic Preservation Commission first received the de-listing request, with two letters sent by Barton Ross of the HPC and Mayor Robert Jackson in September 2012 saying that, based on conversations with the HPC that the town didn’t oppose the de-listing.

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6th Annual Concert for Haiti

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Concert for Haiti

The Montclair community will once again come together for an evening of music, community-building, and support for Haiti at the Sixth Annual Concert for Haiti on Saturday, February 7. The annual event is hosted by Outpost in the Burbs.

The 2015 Concert for Haiti, a fundraiser for Edeyo Foundation, Lamp for Haiti and the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), will feature Steve Forbert who broke into the national music scene in 1978 with his debut album, Alive on Arrival and Bohio Music, composed of Riva Precil and Monvelyno Alexis presenting a seamless fusion of Racine/Roots, World Music, Jazz and African tones

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Let Us All Drink Mead!

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

mead2Mead: you’ve probably never heard of it, never tried it, or never think about it. It’s fermented honey that turns into a strong, sweet wine, and while it’s rarely on bar menus or in liquor cabinets, Melovino Meadery in Vauxhall is aiming to change all of that.

Last weekend I went to a tour and tasting at Melovino, which is tucked behind the Staples and Walgreens at the Millburn Village Mall, and was surprised to find that mead was something I wanted to hear about, try, and think about more.

A little background: mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world, with evidence that people were tipping it back 8,000 years or so ago. The core ingredients are honey, water, and yeast—though you can get fancier about it, and the folks at Melovino do.

But they had to get fancy about bringing mead to NJ at all. Melovino claims to be the first and only meadery in Jersey. They know this because when they approached the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a license to make and sell mead in the state…no such thing existed. Meadmaker Sergio Moutela had to go to the ABC offices and make an in-person presentation to convince the agency to create and issue the license. I’m guessing they let the ABC folks have a few sips, too, because who wouldn’t issue a license to have more of this stuff in NJ?

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The Weekend: Blues, Rock, Theater, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family

Some great events to enjoy this weekend. We told you about:

And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:

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Vote Essex County in the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards

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2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards

Discover Jersey Arts has released its nominations for the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards and organizations in Essex County have garnered many well-deserved nominations. (Sev The polls are now open and ballots are prepped for arts lovers statewide to vote for their favorite New Jersey arts organizations through February 19.

For the second year in a row, a record-breaking number of nominations were received in 16 categories. From favorite theater to see a play to favorite dance company, favorite art gallery to favorite choral group, it’s the public’s turn to decide who’s who among the Garden State’s cultural community.

The People’s Choice Awards take place annually to honor the work of NJ’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. More than 100 organizations and downtown arts districts were nominated this year—the largest amount of nominees the Awards has received since its creation in 2008:

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The Gallery at Hillside Square Presents Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Linda Ippolito

The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno, on view February 6 through May 15, 2015.

Awarded an artist residency in Civita-Castellana, Italy, in the summer of 2013, Ippolito was inspired to create a series of mixed media paintings that explore the rich and tonal atmospheric qualities of light interacting with the landscape.

Ippolito has created a new collage process which combines the delicacy of fiber arts with painting. She fuses the painted surface with the texture of fibers, allowing a wholly new representation of color and light to emerge. Ippilito explains; “Just as the flow of oil paint allows me movement to orchestrate the composition, I’ve found that by layering silk deconstruction screens and Nuno felting, I am able to build images that portray the physicality of the landscape, at once emulating and enhancing nature.”

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Bowling For Homes

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

HOMECorp Housing Bowl

The 7th annual HOMECorp Housing Bowl happens at Eagle Rock Lanes on Sunday, February 8 and you’re invited to play.

To get on the lanes, just raise the $100 entry fee (or $600 for each team of six bowlers). Then show up and play—games, shoes, food and drinks are included! All proceeds will benefit HOMECorp, an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization which aims to improve and develop permanent affordable housing in Montclair, NJ.

There will be prizes for the highest and lowest individual and team scores, most creative costume/team t-shirts, and for most money raised by a team.

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The less than four inches outside my house this morning would suggest those 16' models were about as accurate as Kate Moss forecasting this "crippling and historic" storm.

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