Sponsored: Veterans and Doctors, Nurses Honored in Liz Lerman’s “Healing Wars” at Peak Performances, September 25 – 27

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 2:00pm

Healing Wars

Everyday the news abounds with stories of wounded veterans returning home and re-building their lives after their service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now a new work of dance theater from trailblazing choreographer and director Liz Lerman honors those veterans and the doctors and nurses who work to heal them. “Healing Wars” makes its New Jersey/New York premiere at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University September 25 – 27.

“Healing Wars” connects our modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the American Civil War. The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War inspired Lerman to create the piece, which features Iraq War veteran Paul Hurley in a key role.

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Sponsored: Come See the New and Delight in the Veteran Exhibitors at Anderson Park in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 12:30pm

The whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

Many new exhibitors, as well as your favorites, will grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 20-21 with their exquisite fine art and fine crafts. From 10 am to 5 pm, free, rain or shine, Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, for the 31st time, will transform the park into 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay, specialty food vendors and much more.

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Sponsored: Say Oui to French at FIAF Montclair This Fall

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 10:30am

FIAF Montclair

This fall, say oui to French 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 11-week French classes in Montclair immerse you in the best of French and French cultures.

For teens, classes focusing on thematic projects and real-world tasks build a strong foundation of speaking and comprehension skills. FIAF also offers specialized AP and SAT II prep classes to help teens preparing for college.

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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.

250 bellevue

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

FIAF Montclair

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

Terry Simijis

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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