United Way of Bloomfield Hosts Healthy Green Market Today

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Healthy Green Market

Head on down to the Bloomfield Library Plaza today between 11 am – 3 pm to enjoy the Healthy green Market hosted by United Way of Bloomfield. There will be fresh produce from Brookdale ShopRite, free water, samples of chick pea salad from a resident dietitian, health screenings, plus Greener Bloomfield educating about sustainable living.



Free Outdoor Fitness Class & Party on South Park Street, Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Architect Studios

Tonight, high-energy fitness hub Architect Studios (208 Glenridge Avenue,  Montclair) will team up with athletic apparel store Lululemon Athletica, to host a free 30 minute, bodyweight-only fitness class (for all fitness levels) fueled by the live beats of DJ Pap.

The high-energy workout will be held on South Park Street outside the Lululemon store (520 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) and will include special surprises, giveaways from other local vendors and a post-workout reception.

The live.DJ.GRIIT (GRoup Intense Interval Training) class will be taught by Architect Studios’ co-owner, Adrienne Felder, who is very excited to participate.

“This is going to be so much fun! Our people, Lulu’s people, new people! I can’t wait to be outside, with DJ Pap and the Architect crew, making people sweat and smile to a killer workout!”

Architect Studios & Lululemon Fitness Class/Party
Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m.
Lululemon, Bloomfield & South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
The 30-minute bodyweight workout is for people of all fitness levels. Bring a mat (a limited number will be provided)



BeautyMark Essentials Makes Its Mark on Montclair’s South End

BY  |  Monday, Aug 10, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

princess warrenMontclair’s South End got a little more beautiful this year, with the addition of S Princess Warren who opened her business, BeautyMark Essentials at 310 Orange Road in February.

Warren has created an attractive one-stop beauty shop that offers designated counters for cosmetics, skincare and beauty products (including brands like Bath & Body Works, Bedhead and Chi), fragrances, handmade jewelry, clothing and other accessories, as well as a separate consultation room for facials, waxing and massage treatments. BeautyMark also creates customized gift baskets with pampering products like sugar scrubs or lavender mint foot butter. Continue Reading

Montclair Bread Company Doughnut Run Returns To Benefit Human Needs Food Pantry

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 06, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


It’s baaaack! The 2nd annual Montclair Bread Company Doughnut Run to benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair! This 5K, USATF certified course rewards participants with doughnuts, coffee & hot chocolate at every mile. Runners & walkers will receive a long sleeve, NB technical race shirt. All finishers get a medal; top finishers will be awarded a commemorative coffee mug. More info and how to register on the race page. Continue Reading

The Chemo Files: A Big Dark Cloud and The Silver Linings

BY  |  Monday, Aug 03, 2015 10:35am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The Chemo FilesHow do you cope with hearing words like biopsy and cancer? For Debbie Galant, the best coping mechanism is telling her story.

Galant, who left Baristanet in 2012 to head up NJ News Commons, shares her story with humor and poignancy in episode 0 of The Chemo Files, a new podcast you can listen to below and follow at her online magazine MidcenturyModern. Continue Reading

Montclair Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey Chronicled in Wall Street Journal

BY  |  Friday, Jul 10, 2015 5:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

chiara choice

Chiara D’Agostino shares her story in a Wall Street Journal article “The Double Mastectomy Rebellion.” D’Agostino discusses, in the accompanying video, how she discovered a lump in her breast on her birthday, a lump that felt like a golf ball.

A former Italian teacher who ultimately had a left breast mastectomy in April, D’Agostino explains her struggle with the decision to plan surgery to have her healthy right breast removed, a decision Angelina Jolie made in 2013 and one that WSJ finds more and more women are choosing for different reasons. Continue Reading

YMCA of Montclair Offering Free Diabetes Self Management Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 2:00pm

DiabetesAccording to the Center for Disease Control, two out of every five Americans will develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. That means over 15,000 Montclair residents will develop Type 2 diabetes.

As a service to the community, the YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch is offering a free Diabetes Self Management Program for people living with Type 2 Diabetes and their families for six weeks on Thursday nights beginning July 9 at 5 pm.

The classes are facilitated by trained and certified leaders. Each class is two hours. Classes cover:

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Community-wide CPR Class Being Offered For Adults in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 12:00pm

cprThe Montclair Ambulance Unit will offer an adult Heartsaver CPR/AED Certification Class, led by EMT Mary Berghoefer, this Thursday, June 18.

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Those who successfully complete the 2 hour course, will receive their CPR certification, which is good for 2 years.

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A Slow Burn Workout is Serious Strength Training

BY  |  Monday, Jun 15, 2015 9:00am

Serious Strength

When I read the claim that I could get “leaner, stronger, and healthier exercising for just 30 (or even 15) minutes, twice a week,” I knew I wanted to try out the newest fitness studio in Montclair—Serious Strength: Slow Burn Personal Training (25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair).

Slow Burn is a form of strength training that uses very slow, smooth, and controlled lifting and lowering movements on machines rather than the typical high force, explosive lifting seen in most gyms. And we’re talking really slow.  The method is said to offer maximum benefits in minimum time. It’s a very efficient way to become stronger, more flexible, and improve endurance in just two 30-minute workouts a week.

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Montclair Health Department Offers Free Male Cancer Screening

BY  |  Friday, Jun 12, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

National Men's Health Month

In honor of National Men’s Health Month in June, the Montclair Health Department is offering a free Male Cancer Screening on Tuesday, June 16. Men participating will receive a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) by a urologist and a PSA blood test.

Two tests are commonly used to screen for prostate cancer:

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"Whether that whole municipal move thing really pans out money wise still remains to be seen." Uh, the Police Department move is going to happen. There is no Plan B. The only thing still open is the negotiation.

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