#GivingTuesday: The True Spirit of the Holidays

BY  |  Friday, Nov 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Giving TuesdayThere’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we think that Giving Tuesday is in the true spirit of the holidays — a day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 1, you’re encouraged to join others to celebrate generosity and to give.

According to the GivingTuesday.org, it’s a simple idea: “Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”

There are many way to join the #GivingTuesday movement right here in our community. We encourage you to join in and feel good:

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


This Thanksgiving we’re so very thankful for you dear readers. Every tip, photo, email, visit, and all the other ways you contribute to the site make all of us at Baristanet feel incredibly fortunate.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Weekend: What’s Happening After Thanksgiving

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

You have an extra long holiday weekend after Thanksgiving. What to do? Personally, I eat leftovers, attend a close friend’s annual holiday kick off party, and start decorating for Christmas. But if you’re eager to get out, burn off those calories, and/or get your holiday shopping started, there are plenty of options.

We told you about:


Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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Baristanet Guide to Buying (or Cutting Down) a Real Christmas Tree

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Richfield Farms

Richfield Farms

If you celebrate Christmas, you’re getting ready to put up the tree (unless you’re an early bird and did it the day after Thanksgiving.) If you prefer the real deal and would never go artificial, you’re in luck. Around here, or not too far away, there are many choices. Want to go rustic? Head out to western Jersey or up to the border of New York state for a true cut-it-yourself tree experience. Looking for a quick pick-and-wrap experience? We’ve got you covered. We even did some comparison shopping for you, because we’re cool like that.

Here are places where you can buy or cut down a real Christmas tree:

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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

BY  |  Monday, Nov 23, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Small Business Saturday

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the official holiday shopping season begins this weekend. We say ditch the crowded malls and shop locally on Saturday. You’ll support small businesses and get unique gifts for your loved ones.

A nationwide event, Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 28.

Here are what some local stores are offering:

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 22

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The upcoming holiday hasn’t dampened the local real estate market; approximately 115 properties are open this weekend.

montclair11226 Princeton Pl., Montclair

List Price: $699,000

Taxes: $21,784

Acreage: 0.18


This just-listed, 10-room Arts and Crafts Colonial is on the market for the first time in 50 years. Architectural details abound, including a beamed ceiling in the living room, a fireplace in the dining room, bay windows, leaded glass windows, leaded glass built-ins, a natural wood carved staircase and a greenhouse. There is a butler’s pantry in the kitchen. Also, there is a full, partially finished basement and a two-car detached garage. The house was built in 1905. Open 2 to 4 p.m.



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The Weekend: Films, Fashion, Music, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

montclair film festival

Another great weekend filled with much to enjoy.

We told you about:


Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes to Perform at the 2nd Annual Concert for Brendan

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Concert For Brendan IIOn Friday, November 27 The Wellmont Theater in Montclair will host the 2nd annual concert in memory of Brendan Tevlin, the 19 year old from Livingston, NJ who was murdered in June 2014.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will headline the Concert for Brendan II with Citizens Band Radio opening.






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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 15

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 12:40pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s another busy open house weekend, with about 117 properties showing. The mix of new listings and reductions continues.

glenridge111524 Hamilton Rd., Glen Ridge

List Price: $825,000

Taxes: $19,819

Acreage: 0.21


Just listed, this 10-room Colonial has an updated kitchen and various architectural details, including built-ins and French doors. The living room has a brick fireplace; the dining room has a beamed ceiling. Four bedrooms are on the second floor and two are on the third. There is a finished basement, a one-car detached garage and a large deck. The house was built in 1910. Open 1 to 3 p.m. Continue Reading

Dining Out Locally on Thanksgiving (Updated)

BY  |  Friday, Nov 13, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 26. Does dining out for turkey dinner make you thankful you don’t have to cook a huge meal and then do the dishes?

Here are some local places to go out for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal:


Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange is offering a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. Choose where you can choose from a specially-prepared selection of menu items, crafted by Executive Chef Mitchell Althoz, including traditional Thanksgiving fare and desserts. See the complete menu here. Seating times are available from 12 pm – 7:30 pm for $65 per person (plus 20% gratuity & 7%  sales tax) / $32.50 Children’s Menu (Available upon request for ages 4-12) To make a reservation call 973-731-3463.

Highlawn Pavilion
Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ


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