Baristanet Profile: Doug Hall

BY  |  Friday, Jan 13, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Doug Hall

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

Name: Doug Hall

Where do you live? Prescott Ave in Montclair

When did you move there? 1992 (from NYC)

Where did you grow up? Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, and Syracuse, New York (my Dad was a professor at Syracuse University)

How do you make a living? I’m a composer and music producer for television, films, commercials, etc. I also play live music, and teach piano to adults and kids.

Coffee, tea or … ? Yes!

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? It would have to involve music, maybe playing a gig with my band Julie’s Party, which includes my wife, Iris, on vocals.

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Baristanet Profile: Kelly Coakley

BY  |  Friday, Jan 06, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Kelly Coakley

Where do you live? Montclair, NJ

When did you move there? May 2008

Where did you grow up? Medford, NJ in South Jersey

How do you make a living? Corporate Recruiter is my 9-5 & a Spin Instructor to keep balance, fun, music & sweat a constant in my life is my passion

Coffee, tea or … ? lots of strong coffee with almond milk or some coconut oil

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? workout at dFIT Studio, post workout treat from dBAR, watching my three sons play in one of their various games, hike in Mills with my husband and the boys, dinner with friends, red wine, belly laughs.

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Montclair Man Gets the Questions Right on Jeopardy

BY  |  Friday, Dec 30, 2016 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

jeopardyTune into Jeopardy tonight on ABC at 7 pm to see the leading champion, Montclair resident Mukund Marathe, try to defend his title.

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Baristanet Profile: Maya Stein

BY  |  Friday, Dec 30, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Maya Stein

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

Name: Maya Stein

Where do you live? Nutley, NJ

When did you move there? Early fall of 2012.

Where did you grow up? Oh gosh, all over the place. I was born in Nova Scotia, lived in Israel until I was 7, Virginia until the age of 9, Central California until age 11, and then rural New Hampshire until I went to college outside of Boston. I usually say New England is the place I grew up, but I also spent 16 years in San Francisco before coming to New Jersey, and I think I did a lot of growing up there, too.

How do you make a living? I co-own The Creativity Caravan with Amy Tingle, whose is also my spouse. We offer workshops, events, and other experiences for all ages designed to spark, engage, and nurture creative expression. Our classes are often a blend of visual art and creative writing – I have a writing and editing background, while my visual art skills are a little, um, experimental, but I think in general our focus is on making creative experiences playful and gently, subtly transformative. Running a business with your significant other offers unique opportunities and challenges, and I I never really tire of our work, though I sometimes not-so-jokingly say that I don’t know where our marriage ends and our business begins (and vice versa.)

Coffee, tea or … ? My new obsession, Bulletproof Coffee (drip coffee blended with a tablespoon of unsalted butter) with a shake or two of cinnamon.
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Bobbi Brown Announces She’s Stepping Down From Her Company

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Following 25 years in business, make-up artist, and Montclair resident, Bobbi Brown has announced she is stepping down from her namesake company she founded in 1991, by the end of this year, reports Forbes.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics was acquired by Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in 1995, with Brown as the Chief Creative Officer. Fans of the line don’t have to worry, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will continue.

Brown issued a statement that the celebration of brand’s 25th anniversary was a milestone “that made me realize it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures,” she stated, without revealing what that new chapter may be.
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The Passing of a Montclair South End Legend: Mr. Celess Young

BY  |  Friday, Dec 16, 2016 10:16am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Celess Young

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It was a bitterly cold day in the South End of Montclair but you’d never know it from the warm and intimate atmosphere inside Young’s World of Beauty Barbershop on Orange Road. Mr. Celess Young, the barber who dedicated his life to cutting countless Montclairians’ hair over the course of four decades, passed away on November 27th in South Carolina at the age of 86. He left behind a community of mourning co-workers, clients and above all, friends and family who sought out not only his haircutting expertise but more importantly, his kindness and wisdom.

“You’d wait all day for a haircut in a long line of chairs,” said Reverend Craig Dunn who will be providing the eulogy for Mr. Young at his memorial service Saturday, December 17, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church on the corner of Elm Street. The service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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Baristanet Profile: Tyra Manso

BY  |  Friday, Dec 09, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Tyra Manso

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

Name: Tyra Manso

Where do you live? Montclair, NJ

When did you move there? My family moved to Montclair two years ago. We left Brooklyn in search of yard space and we gained an entire community.

Where did you grow up? Sweet Home Chicago. Go Cubs!

How do you make a living? I’m a Pediatric Dentist and owner of Montclair Pediatric Dental Care. The thing I love about being a local business owner is seeing my patients and their families around town. It makes me feel like my roots are truly planted here. I’ve also built some pretty cool relationships with other local business owners and they inspire me.

Coffee, tea or … ? I enjoy a creamy cup of coffee, but my first love is tea with tons of lemon.

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Baristanet Profile: Helen Laser

BY  |  Friday, Nov 18, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Helen Laser

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

Name: Helen Laser

Where do you live? Montclair NJ.

When did you move there? Moved back after graduating from Muhlenberg College last spring with a degree in Theatre and English.

Where did you grow up? I grew up here in Montclair!

How do you make a living? I am an actor, primarily. I audition in the city and have done some videos for Seventeen Magazine, a few commercials including most recently a promo for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (he’s very nice!), and I’m currently rehearsing to be Anne Frank for a show that’s through the Anne Frank Center of NYC. I also do freelance work as a writer/PR manager, as well as designing custom tattoos for clients and friends.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee if it’s iced, tea many times a day in winter.

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Baristanet Profile: James Demaria

BY  |  Friday, Oct 21, 2016 3:30pm

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

Name: James Demaria
Where do you live? Montclair, NJ.
When did you move there? Nine Years ago.
Where did you grow up? Valley Stream, NY (Long Island)
How do you make a living? Photography and Documentary Films
Coffee, tea or … ? Lovely day for a Guinness
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Hanging with my kids at Brookdale Park. Followed by a donut at Montclair Bread. Dinner at Raymond’s. Night cap with my wife at Tierney’s.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Raymond’s or Tierney’s. Tough decision.
What’s on your nightstand? A novel by Charles Bukowski. Random toy left by my 5 year old. Empty coffee mug.
What are you listening to? Louis Armstrong, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins.
What are your current addictions? New Orleans. Period.
Talent you would most like to have. I’d like to be able to drink (and survive) like Shane MacGowan.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? The Corner. (restaurant)
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? I’m not a fan of funerals. “When I die you’d better Second Line.”

Dr. Gold Runs Chicago Marathon, Raises Over $4K for Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 3:45pm

Dr. Gold

Congratulations to local orthodontist Dr. Gold! He completed the Chicago Marathon on October 9 and raised $4,182 for the Montclair Public Library!

 

 

 

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Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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