SOFIA to Hold its 4th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence – “From Surviving to Thriving”

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

SOFIA 4th WalkEvery nine seconds, a woman in the USA is assaulted or beaten, and the vast majority of these abuses are between intimate partners. Every month in the USA, at least 46 women are shot to death by their former or current intimate partners. In New Jersey, on average, there are 70,000 domestic violence calls every year. Those who work in law enforcement and victims’ services know that many abuses go unreported. The numbers are staggering, shocking, disheartening, and all too real.

In our area, Montclair’s own Start Our Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) helps victims of domestic violence to move on, and the organization also educates young people about how they can avoid the cycle of violence altogether. Check out the various programs SOFIA offers here.

This September, SOFIA will hold its Fourth Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in beautiful Canterbury Park. Last year’s walk was a resounding success, with a big crowd of survivors and supporters as well as several eloquent speakers. This year the Grand Marshal is the Reverend Simone Oliver, one of the presenters at last year’s event. Continue Reading

Montclair and Ted Nugent: The Show — And Protest — Will Go On

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (7)

ted nugentPlenty of commenters weighed in about whether the Wellmont should have booked Ted Nugent to perform.

Tonight, the show, and a planned protest will go on, according to John Atlas, who adds blogged on, that Freeholder Pat Sebold, Freeholder Brendan Gill, who also chairs Montclair’s Democratic Party, and Montclair council member Bob Russo will be joining the protest.

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Yogi Berra Museum Hosts Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Yankee Stadium

BY  |  Monday, Jul 21, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

yankee stadiumThe Yogi Berra Museum is organizing a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Yankee Stadium on July 23rd. The tour includes an insiders look at the dugout, the Yankee Museum, the press box, Monument Park and more. Luxury bus transportation, snacks and souvenir complete this VIP experience. Continue Reading

Montclair’s That Little Black Dress: All The Makings For A Fabulous Outfit

BY  |  Monday, Jul 21, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

LBD frontIf you are in the market for a chic outfit in Montclair, check out That Little Black Dress. Located on Glenridge Avenue, this boutique carries all the ingredients one might need for a fabulous outfit. From jeans to dresses, to jewelry, heels, handbags, and headbands, shop owner Jenna Davis has you covered from head to toe and everything in between.

photo 1An LIM graduate who studied Fashion Merchandise, Davis opened the shop this past November and describes her shop as “romantically edgy”. Offering a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns in her fun and vibrant boutique, flannel shirts, crop tops, jeans, shorts, vests, summer dresses, and blouses are some of the items found hanging on the racks. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Buzz Aldrin Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary With #Apollo45

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

buzz aldrinThis week is the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Buzz Aldrin, who landed back in Montclair last year in June, is asking you to share memories of where you were ad what you remember from the historic mission, and has launched a social media campaign, #Apollo45. Continue Reading

The Learned Ladies: An Unexpected Outdoor Delight

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

John Hickok, Felix Mayes, Alison Weller, and Marion Adler in “The Learned Ladies”

John Hickok, Felix Mayes, Alison Weller, and Marion Adler in “The Learned Ladies”

It has always fascinated me how a stage production’s physical venue can so greatly impact an audience’s appreciation of it. In the case of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s “The Learned Ladies,” the Moliere comedy has found its ideal setting on the outdoor stage at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station.

It’s pure froth – witty froth, superbly performed and staged in front of casually dressed theatergoers drinking wine and sitting on the tiered stone and grass, or alternatively in lawn chairs, on a pleasant summer evening. And the result is pure enchantment – enchantment that could never have been attained indoors. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 20

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

This week, a look at some of the condos on the market in Baristaville.

montclair072029 Upper Mountain Ave., Unit 4, Montclair
List Price: $327,000
Taxes: $7,466
Association Fee: $425

Featuring New York winter skyline views and hardwood floors, this five-room, multi-floor condo is new to the market. Built in 1965, the condo has an updated kitchen, pocket doors and a good amount of storage. A washer and dryer can be installed with approval and plans. Heat and hot water are included in the maintenance fee. Garage parking is $50 per month. Pets up to 25-lbs. are allowed. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Local Pesto, Still Growing Strong

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 7:49am  |  COMMENTS (2)

romarsi 3Recognize these two little chefs? They are Carla and Alison Silvestri, seen here making their family’s pesto way back in August of 2009.

A few years ago I met the wonderful Silvestri family — Robert and Mary, and their two young daughters. Together they founded Romarsi, devoted to making outrageously delicious homemade pesto and kalamata olive tapenade I’ve ever tasted. I discovered the pesto at the Montclair Farmers Market and it’s also available in stores. I visited their local facility and watched as they all worked at whipping up a large batch of pesto using the freshest Genovese basil leaves, olive oil, and other ingredients. Continue Reading

Caldwell College Celebrates its 75th Anniversity With a New Status — University

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Caldwell UniversityAfter 75 years operating as Caldwell College, the Catholic liberal arts school in Caldwell, New Jersey is now Caldwell University.

“It is a new day and thrilling for all of us, especially for everyone who worked on the rigorous process to get us to this point,”said President Nancy Blattner, Ph.D. Blattner received official notification from the New Jersey secretary of higher education on Dec. 9 that the college’s petition to change its official name to Caldwell University had been approved. The institution chose to wait to officially roll out its new status at the start of the 2014-15 school year to coincide with its anniversary.

There are a number of  benefits to the name change, said Blattner, including that for “students who want to go on to graduate school or who graduate from one of our master’s or doctoral programs, there is  prestige in graduating from a university.”

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival This Weekend in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

pine st 3Montclair’s Pine Street is already decked in red, white and green for this weekend’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival.

Live music, rides and lots of food, will be available. Last year’s offerings included made to order wood fired pizza from Sanducci’s mobile oven and juicy Italian sausages from Pat; Five Chris (Nutley) serving up an array of authentic Filipino dishes, another cart dishing out arepas and crepes, as well as zeppoles and deep fried Oreos. Continue Reading

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You can find them at the Farmers Market, Great Products! Besides regular pesto they make and market a kalamatra olive pesto that is delicious!

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