Beautiful Night For Montclair Center’s A Little Night Art XIV

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 8:31am  |  COMMENTS (0)

art walkStrolling through Montclair Center on a balmy Friday evening is always an enjoyable experience, but last night, there was a feast for the eyes, courtesy of A Little Night Art XIV. The annual autumn art walk featured art galleries, retail stores and restaurants who welcomed visitors to exhibits by a variety of artists. Continue Reading

Montclair to Host 10th Annual Compost Give-Back, Oct. 26

BY  |  Monday, Oct 13, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (5)

Montclair to Host Compost Give-Back Oct 26Hey Montclair, get your free compost!

Rresidents will be able to pick-up free compost, buy low-cost compost bins and rain barrels, and get advice about sustainable yard care at the town’s 10th Annual “Compost Give-Back” in Edgemont Park,Sunday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue Reading

48 Hour Get Away: Mohonk Mountain House

BY  |  Friday, Oct 03, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

Mohonk Mountain House

Sometimes it feels like my family spends half of our vacation time traveling to our destination, schlepping through airports and dragging along extended road trips all in the name of finding the perfect place to relax. Which may be why we never gave Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, much thought – if it’s less than two hours away from this area, we reasoned, won’t we still feel like we’re home? But a recent autumn weekend of early leaf peeping and hiking showed us that vacation bliss really can be found just a short jaunt up the New York State Thruway.

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Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Gets 15 Months Jail Time

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 6:19pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

teresa-giudice-headHer husband Joe Giudice will serve 41 months in prison, but first “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice will serve 15 months behind bars for her part in the couple’s multimillion-dollar fraud case, the Star Ledger reports today from the sentencing.

What do you think of the sentencing? Fair? Too lenient?

Birding in London at the Montclair Bird Club, 10/8

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Eurasian Robin

Eurasian Robin

Montclair Bird Club member Sandy Sorkin will present a program on Birding in London at the monthly meeting of the Montclair Bird Club, on Wednesday evening, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Montclair.

Birding in London reveals a number of beautiful and interesting urban bird species that can be seen in the urban parks of London. While outwardly, many of the birds appear to be identical to those in the United States, but are actually only related species. All of the pictures in this presentation are from trips to England over the last two years. Most of the birds were seen during daily walks along the Serpentine, by the Long River and through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. There will also be a number of images of species found on the periphery of the city, along with a rarity or two. The program will also include some pictures of the sculptures, monuments, gardens and trees found throughout the parks of the world’s most expensive city. Continue Reading

Spin at SoulCycle in Short Hills To Help Support Domestic Violence Victims, 10/8

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

soulcycleDo you spin or know someone who does? Take a spin at SoulCycle Short Hills and help raise funds for Partners for Women and Justice programs.

Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice by offering quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters. Continue Reading

Gone Girl: Will You Go?

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 4:25pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Gone_Girl_Poster“Gone Girl” opens the 52nd New York Film Festival tomorrow and opens in theaters next Friday (10/5). The movie, based on Gillian Flynn’s dark, suspenseful, ingeniously crafted page turner that was the talk of many a book club, stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne (also cast are Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry).

The New York Times review says:

“At its strongest, “Gone Girl” plays like a queasily, at times gleefully, funny horror movie about a modern marriage, one that has disintegrated partly because of spiraling downward mobility and lost privilege.”

Did you read the book and will you see the movie? Here’s the Gone Girl trailer and another sneak peek from the film. Continue Reading

L’Shana Tova!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

rosh hashanah

Happy 5775! Baristanet wishes a sweet and happy New Year to all celebrating Rosh Hashanah!

For local services, recipes, and more, read our Jewish High Holidays Round Up.

Gas Prices Under $3? Yes!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Photo: Michael Reitman

Photo: Michael Reitman

Good news. According to MarketWatch.com, gas prices are under $3 somewhere in more than half of the 50 states right now. Pretty good, considering that the national average is $3.34. That is expected to drop to between $3 and $3.10 by mid-December, the lowest national average since 2010.

Locally, we’ve spotted the price at $2.99 at Enrite Station on Broad Street in Clifton, (South of Van Houten.) And as you travel north on Broad Street, two other gas stations have also gone down below $3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo Explosion Hits Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 1:27pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Edward "Ox" Occhipinti, owner of Jinx Proof Tattoo and Piercing

Edward “Ox” Occhipinti, owner of Jinx Proof Tattoo and Body Piercing.

You see them everywhere.  A woman walking down a suburban street with a leopard skin tattoo covering her calf; a man on the train with a skulls and roses tattoo “sleeve” decorating his entire arm; a woman on line at the grocery store donning a tribal design on her shoulder. 

“Everybody and their mother now has a tattoo,” says Edward “Ox” Occhipinti, owner of Jinx Proof Tattoo and Body Piercing at 7 Midland Avenue in Montclair.  On any given day, a gang member, cop or soccer mom may come into his shop, looking to get a tattoo.  Occhipinti has been in the tattoo business for more than 20 years, has seen tattoos become enormously popular and he is less than thrilled about it.

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Holsten's is a favorite of my 3-year-old daughter. She asks for it whenever we say "Where do you want to go for dinner?" And she prefers their homemade candy to their ice cream. I think she especially loves the family memories we've made there since she was a baby... and the stuffed animals don't hurt. Congratulations to our friends at Holsten's on 75 years!

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