Sponsored Post: Fabulous Custom Mid-Century Home For Sale in Montclair

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 10:30am

15 Victoria Terrace.  Open house - Sunday, August 17, 2-4 p.m.

15 Victoria Terrace. Open house – Sunday, August 17, 2-4 p.m.

A fabulous, updated, custom mid-century home on rare cul-de-sac, this 5-bedroom home is set in an ideal location, blocks from Upper Montclair Village and Watchung Plaza restaurants, shops and the Midtown Direct train line.

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The home is distinguished by a spacious, eat-in kitchen, remodeled with Silestone counter tops and stainless steel appliances, that opens to an airy and light living room. Two wood-burning fireplaces, a ground floor family room and a large studio/office offer options for work and play. Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Manhattan Bagel Has A Special Offer Just For Baristanet Readers

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:22pm

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Happy customers, great food, and giving back to the community is the mission of Manhattan Bagel. Montclair’s newly opened Manhattan Bagel hit a bump during its grand opening in June, leaving a number of Baristanet readers dissatisfied. Manhattan Bagel would like to reintroduce the store to Baristanet readers and celebrate its arrival in Montclair — again — with a month-long 50% discount on all orders starting August 1 and good through August 31. Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Fresco Brings The Buzz to Church Street

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:20pm

fresco july 3fresco july 1Fresco continues to make its mark in Montclair.

Just a little over one year in business, the two brothers Robert & Franco Porporino, have sure brought the buzz to Church Street.

Franco Porporino, producer, actor and record label owner, has brought a slew of A List celebrities to Fresco making it one of the area’s hottest, hip chic Italian restaurants. Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Office Space Available In Upper Montclair Historic District

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 11:32am

With the installation of a striking cornice and the opening of the Manhattan Bagel store, to join the already operational Pro Cuts next door, the building at 250 Bellevue Ave. (next door to the movie theater) has completed its transformation from law office building to a ground floor retail space with subdividable office space available on the 2nd floor. Montclair architect Paul Sionas worked to maintain the essence of the building and to improve its appearance and conform it to the historic district in which it sits.

For a detailed description of the property, being marketed by Andree Bertsche at Stanton Company Realtors, Montclair, see 250 Bellevue Details.

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The building is owned by 250 Bellevue Realty, LLC, whose principals are Jeffrey Cooper and Elizabeth Schrero Cooper, the son and daughter-in-law of the late Hon. Peter B. Cooper who, before he was a judge in Essex County, owned and had his law practice in the building. His law firm, which at one point was Bennett, Shepherd and Cooper and then Cooper, Dickson, Merkelbach, Camp and Cass, later became Dickson, Ashenfelter, Slous, Tanner & Trevenen, LLP, which occupied the building from the mid-1950s until several years ago. Continue Reading

Sponsored: FIAF Montclair Summer Classes

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 1:47pm

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This summer, plan your French escape at FIAF Montclair! The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) offers the best in French language education, with experienced, native speaking teachers and immersive classes. Whether you’re planning a trip to France, interested in brushing up, or looking to explore the language for the first time, FIAF’s 5 or 10-week French classes in Montclair immerse you in the best of French and French cultures.

For teens, FIAF offers prep for AP Classes and college with their 2-week French Teen Summer Immersion. Conversation-focused half-day classes keep learning fun while students explore Francophone cultures and learn how to communicate in French.

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Sponsored Post: 26th Annual Fine Art and Craft Show at Brookdale Park

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 12:02pm

Fine Art and Craft Show at Brookdale Park

Come see how artisans get their inspiration from nature to form the whimsical, the meditative and the functional clay creations in exhibitors’ booths at the 26th Annual Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park show on June 14-15 .

In its 26th year, Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park will feature over 170 juried professional artists, photographers and craft artisans from throughout the country displaying and selling their hand-crafted work, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Fine Arts and Crafts at Verona Park

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:00am

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Terry Simijis

Experience Essex County’s Verona Park transformed into a gallery of fine art and fine craft on May 17-18 from 10 am – 5 pm rain or shine. The 29th annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park show will over feature over 140 veteran as well as new exhibitors to Rose Squared Productions, Inc. including fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, glass, clothing and much much more.

In clay, the show welcomes new exhibitor Terry Simijis of Cranston, RI who, inspired by the art of ancient civilizations and the beauty of nature, finds the creative process very satisfying: “When I touch a piece of clay I never know exactly what will be the outcome. A rough but sensible form appears in minutes out of nowhere, and I enjoy this very first stage of the design. Then I take my time to refine the form to arrive at the sculpture it becomes.”

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Sponsored Post: Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 1:00pm

sandy lindstedt01 (1)Celebrate American Craft Week by buying American made handcrafted work at the 14th annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park show in Bloomfield/Montclair on October 19-20, from 10 am-5 pm rain or shine.

Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, this free to the public show presents 150 exhibitors creating in a variety of media: fine art, fine photography, fiber, wood, glass, metal, clay, jewelry and more.

ana catayi02 (1)Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park was selected as one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

iona-loyola03 (1)The medium and the techniques used by fine artisans bring about unique and dramatic results. From the wood turning of Don Hart, of Ledyard, CT, to the wood carving of Shane Flexer, of Emmaus, PA, watch as they demonstrate how their creations come to life. Explore with long time woodworker Nate Feinberg, of Somerset, NJ, to understand how his beautiful boxes are created.

don-hart01 (1)Don Hart workingRecognize how fabric and a needle in the talented hands of fiber artisan bring about such different results. From Iona Loyola of New York, NY, who uses felting techniques to create unique colorful clothing and accessories, to Ana Catayi, of Cedar Grove, NJ, who sews special dresses for girls with matching outfits for their dolls, to quilter Gail Alverson of Monmouth Beach, NJ, who uses her talent to create heirloom quality quilts, memory blankets and recently a dynamic chupa, see fiber take on its very own identity from the talented hands and ideas of the creator.

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The show is located on Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. (For GPS – use 473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield). For additional information go to www.rosesquared.com.

Sponsored Post: Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County’s Anderson Park, September 21-22

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 11:00am

Come celebrate 30 years of fine art and fine crafts gracing lovely Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County’s Anderson Park, just voted a top 100 show in the US, presents over 160 fine artists and fine crafters with work in art, photography, clothing, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, fiber, clay and much more.

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Peggy Miller

Explore the ever changing jewelry designs of long-time exhibitors Peg Miller of Melboune, Fl; Betty Best, formerly of West Milford, NJ and Alan Uchin of Birchrunville, PA, all of whom were “there at the beginning” with Rose Squared Productions first Anderson Park show in 1983.

Meet new exhibitors and learn what inspires them at this long standing but always evolving event. Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Fresco Montclair To Donate Quarterly To Charity, Starting With Karma For A Cure

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 7:25pm

Sponsored Post: Fresco Montclair To Donate Quarterly To Charity, Starting With Karma for A CureFresco Montclair announced today it will choose a charity to help every quarter.

Fresco owners/brothers Franco and Robert Porporino will select a charity and donate a percentage of the restaurant’s sales to support that charity’s mission. In addition, Fresco staff will show their support by wearing shirts that identify the charity.

karmaStarting next Monday, August 8, a portion of every Monday’s sales at the restaurant will go to Karma for a Cure. Fresco Montclair will also support Karma for a Cure by purchasing its Stop Hate tees for the Fresco staff to wear. Continue Reading

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