Baristanet Guide to Local Nail Salons

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 10:38am  |  COMMENTS (6)

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A manicure and pedicure are relatively budget-friendly ways to treat yourself. Well-groomed fingers and toes are important accessories to your overall appearance and you get the added bonus of a stress-reducing massage. 

We visited several local salons ourselves (job perk) and asked locals for their favorites, to put together our guide to the area’s best nail salons:

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Montclair Breast Center Announces 100 Percent Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

BY  |  Monday, Oct 27, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Montclair Breast Center

Dr. Gail Quackenbush, MBC Radiologist / Breast Imager

The national average for early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women is just 85.5 percent, which is why the recent announcement by the Montclair Breast Center that it has reached 100 percent early diagnosis of breast cancer is exceptional.

Between June 2011 and June 2014, 100% of Montclair Breast Center’s established patients — those having consecutive annual screening mammograms performed there – who were found to have breast cancer were diagnosed at the most treatable Stage 0, Stage 1 and very rarely Stage 2.

Those numbers are significant, since the American Cancer Society states that “most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.”

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FELIS Fitness Free Demos at St. James Church

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

FELISStarting in November, FELIS Fitness will be partnering with St. James Episcopal Church at 581 Valley Rd. in Upper Montclair to present ‘FELIS/STJ’, a twice-weekly group class based on the principles of Flexibility, Energy, Life, Inspiration and Strength.

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Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Center Spinning Fundraiser Tomorrow at Montclair’s Athletic Genius

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 2:50pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

athelticConnie Dwyer offers Community Outreach & Free Mammograms for anyone over the age of 40 in the entire Essex County Area.

When: Sunday, October 26th 1pm

Where: athleticgenius Cycling & Fitness Studio, 695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair (in the old Luna Stage building)

What: Last minute sign-ups any donation of $25 is appreciated. Children over the age of 11 are welcome to attend with parents. Spin to fun music…enjoy special give aways. Continue Reading

Go Take A Hike in Essex County

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 11:02am  |  COMMENTS (0)


If lacing up your boots and exploring the beauty of Jersey’s great outdoors is something you enjoy, you’re in luck. There are many local hiking trails to explore and the fall foliage makes them a true gem this time of year:

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Eat. Play. Live…Better Now Has a Much Better Website

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 10:10am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Eat. Play. Live... BetterSince the Partners for Health Foundation launched the Eat. Play. Live… Better initiative in 2011, the community-wide initiative has supporting policy, system and environmental changes to promote a healthier way of life. Eat. Play Live… Better educates and offers resources for everything from healthier and more accessible food choices, fitness, safer streets, and more for all ages in our community. 

The organization has just made it much easier to eat, play and live better with its new, well designed website. Now you can find resources, tips, and event information in one spot. Learn more and even get involved through the website.



Wellness Celebrated In Brookdale Park

BY  |  Monday, Oct 13, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Health and wellness for the body, mind and spirit was the theme of yesterday’s “Wellness in the Park Festival” in Brookdale Park, Bloomfield. Sunny skies and warm autumn temperatures enhanced the experience as visitors strolled paths lined with booths and tables of vendors offering healthy food and snacks, fitness advice and fun activities for kids and adults including photo ops and autographs from stars of the NY Red Bulls and NJ Jackals. Throughout the day there were free lectures and classes, fitness demonstrations and live music.

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Wellness in the Park Festival Comes To Brookdale Park, 10/12

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Wellness in the Park Festival Comes To Brookdale Park, 10/12Wellness in the Park Festival comes to Brookdale Park on October 12th from 10 am – 5 pm. Continue Reading

Spin at SoulCycle in Short Hills To Help Support Domestic Violence Victims, 10/8

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

soulcycleDo you spin or know someone who does? Take a spin at SoulCycle Short Hills and help raise funds for Partners for Women and Justice programs.

Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice by offering quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters. Continue Reading

Train, Then Try Out A Triathlon at Montclair Y

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

triathlonYou know you’ve been wanting to try one. Now’s your chance.

The Montclar YMCA is having a triathlon on October 5 and it’s open to the community, but you need to register by noon on October 1.

Want to do a triathlon, but want to know more? The Y is also hosting a FREE Triathlon 101 Workshop on Tuesday, September 30 at 6 p.m. to help folks learn what to expect from their first triathlon. Continue Reading

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The coffee is fantastic. So is the food! It is around the corner from Nicolo's bakery, for those readers not familiar with the area.

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