Baristanet Profile: Rocky the Horse

BY ,  |  Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (5)

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

Name: Rocky

Where do you live? The corner of Orange Road and Union Street in Montclair.

When did you move there? 2002

Where did you grow up? On a ranch in New Jersey.

How do you make a living? Giving kids riding lessons—it pays the bills.

Coffee, tea or … ? Neither. Colt 45—works every time.

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Sleeping late (standing up), long runs (gotta keep my stallion good looks), dinner at Van Vleck Gardens (they have the best local grass), getting my prance on to some good music, and back to my stable with a nice wool blanket.

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Baristanet Profile: Eugene Stern

BY  |  Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Eugene Stern

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

Name: Eugene Stern

Where do you live? Bellevue Ave. in Montclair.

When did you move there? 2008

Where did you grow up? Brookline, MA. It’s a town next to Boston that has some urban features and some suburban ones. I liked where I grew up, so no big surprise that I ended up here.

How do you make a living? I’m trained as a mathematician. I started out in academia, then spent the last decade-plus helping design and build financial risk software. My jobs in risk have been a combination of math and modeling, product design, and helping clients. I talk to all kinds of people – programmers, modelers, salespeople, marketers, clients – and I get to do different things every day. Recently I started a blog in which I write about math, education, music, baseball, and anything else that comes to mind.

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Childhood: Memories of Play and Friendship

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This is our last installment of “Childhood.” Thanks to Arthur Kobin and our readers for sharing their memories.

(Outside of the The Clairidge Theater)

(Outside of the The Clairidge Theater)

“I grew up here in Montclair. We’d always hang out in Anderson Park. That was really fun. We’d play frisbee and walk around the park with all my friends. Some of them are still here, like my friend Cindy! I went there today for a walk with her! She’s my childhood friend, and we’ve known each other our whole lives.”

 

 

Baristanet Profile: Nadine Bernard

BY  |  Friday, Mar 20, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nadine Bernard

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

Name: Nadine Bernard

Where do you live? Edgemont Road in Montclair, NJ

When did you move there? July 2013

Where did you grow up? Ithaca, NY

How do you make a living? I’m a Board Certified Life Coach at Personal Plays Life Coaching, inspiring people to become the hero of their own life stories. I’m also a playwright, actor and acting teacher, and the mother of two lovely boys.

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Seton Hall University Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Montclair Resident’s “Irish Education 100″ Induction

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Maura Grace HarringtonMontclair resident, Maura Grace Harrington, Ph.D. of Seton Hall University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been inducted into the “Irish Education 100.” The list, an annual effort by the Irish Voice, honors prominent leaders in American education, especially at the university level, who are of Irish descent.​

Harrington is one of four Seton Hall University faculty that have been inducted. The other honorees are Marta Deyrup, Ph.D., University Libraries; Patrick Hobbs, J.D., LL.M., School of Law; and Christopher O’Brien, Ph.D., LAT, ATC, School of Health and Medical Sciences.

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Baristanet Profile: Brian C. Lorio

BY  |  Friday, Mar 13, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Brian C. Lorio

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

Name: Brian C. Lorio

Where do you live? Claremont Avenue in Montclair

When did you move there? Spring 2013

Where did you grow up? Davenport, Iowa

How do you make a living? I’m an attorney and professor. I’m also a “photograph hobbyist” in my spare time.

Coffee, tea or … ? Espresso. Single shot most days. But then there are other days which require two.

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Baristanet Profile: Laurence Groffman

BY  |  Friday, Mar 06, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

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

Name: Laurence Groffman

Where do you live? Inwood Avenue in Montclair

When did you move there? March 2006

Where did you grow up? Aberdeen, NJ

How do you make a living? I am the rabbi of Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee—black and strong.

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Synagogue in the morning and being with my family in the afternoon and the occasional dinner out with friends on Saturday night.

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Baristanet Profile: Annicia Adams Durka

BY  |  Friday, Feb 27, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Annicia Adams Durka

Where do you live? In the South End of Montclair on Lincoln Street.

When did you move there? Four years ago.

Where did you grow up? Most of my childhood was spent in California on the central coast and in Southern California, but I was born in Alaska. I lived there until I was 7 years old.

How do you make a living? I’m a textile designer. I love my job!

Coffee, tea or … ? Yogic Chai.

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Going to an early yoga class, then working/playing in the garden with my son and husband. Spending time in our yard all day. Then we throw some food on the grill and drink a few of my husband’s homemade beers. To finish off the day my husband and I sit around the fire pit in the back yard after our son has gone to sleep and watch the fire.

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Baristanet Profile: André Blake

BY  |  Friday, Feb 20, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: André Blake

Where do you live? Lincoln Street in Glen Ridge.

When did you move there? Two years ago.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Hempstead & Freeport on Long Island.

How do you make a living? I am a voice over artist. Currently I am the voice of the BET Network as well as a stock trader.

Coffee, Tea, or…? Well now, that depends on the time of day and what I might happen to be doing. Generally I’m a coffee in the morning and cup of tea at night kind of guy, but if I’m out and about, it’s Maker’s & Ginger Ale!

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Childhood: Sibling Rivalry

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Childhood

(Inside Villa Victoria on Park Street)

“My brother picked me up from the bus stop and we were pushing each other, like running back and forth. Then he pushed me a little too hard. You know the sidewalk squares? Well, he pushed me over two squares, and I fell. My knee skidded and broke all the skin. It was just blood. My dad was waiting angrily on the steps at home when he saw me, because I had on a dress and the tights were completely ripped. My brother got in a lot of trouble.”

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