Local Author Jenny Milchman Shares Latest Novel at Watchung Booksellers Tonight

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ruin FallsIn a suspenseful follow-up to her critically acclaimed Cover of Snow, local author Jenny Milchman ratchets up the tension with an edge-of-your-seat story of a mother determined to find her missing children in Ruin Falls. Jenny will be reading and signing in Montclair tonight, April 23 at Watchung Booksellers as one of the first tour stops.

The suspense novel was inspired by Jenny and her family’s travels to promote Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, a day created by Milchman to celebrate independent bookstores and reading. Roughly 35,000 miles, 125 hotel rooms and more than 400 bookshops, libraries, book clubs and schools visited on her Cover of Snow book tour, Milchman is ready to hit the road all over again to promote Ruin Falls.

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Giveaway: Tickets to No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow with opener Lily Mae at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (9)

No Fuss and Feathers RoadshowOutpost in the Burbs presents an Outpost Café show this Friday, April 25 at 8 pm with No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow, an in-the-round, collaborative project that presents Carolann Solebello (founding member of Red Molly, 2004-2010), Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale) sharing the stage, playing on each other’s songs, harmonizing, percussing, and generally having a great time. Baristanet has two tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The obvious friendship of Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay adds to the unabashedly fun and festive atmosphere of a NFFR show. Their audience can’t help but feel part of the onstage camaraderie:

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Montclair’s Bellevue Ave. Library Celebrates Centennial

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 3:12pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Montclair's Bellevue Ave. Library Celebrates CentennialMontclair Public Library’s National Historic Landmark Andrew Carnegie Bellevue Avenue Library is celebrating a century of service with a year of entertaining and educational community events, including concerts, lectures, festivities and fundraisers, which are designed to encourage library visitation, build awareness of services and help engage new library audiences.

A series of “salon evening” fundraisers will take audiences back in time to the exceptional era of Andrew Carnegie which characterized the creation of Montclair’s Bellevue Avenue Library, as noted artists, historians, archivists, musicians, authors and scholars present informative and enjoyable overviews of art, culture, architecture, music, literature, films and personalities of 1914.

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Montclair Celebrates Hosts Beefsteak Fundraiser

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

beefsteakMontclair Celebrates makes Montclair’s 4th of July festivities happen — with help from you.

This Saturday, April 26th, 7 p.m. the Montclair Celebrates committee is sponsoring a Beefsteak fundraiser at Immaculate Conception’s Madonna Hall (1 Munn St., Montclair) catered by The Brownstone. Continue Reading

Local Easter Sunday Services

BY  |  Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Easter Services

For those celebrating Easter this Sunday, here are some local services:

The Episcopal Church of St. James
581 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043

  • 8:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour
  • 10:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour

Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 N. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

  • 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 12 pm: Easter Masses

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The Weekend: Music, Theater, Dance, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

With Passover and Easter this weekend, and spring break for schools, there isn’t that much going on, but we’ve found some happenings that you will want to check out.

Here are the weekend highlights:

the craft

The Craft perform at  Hat City Kitchen in Orange on Friday night. A beautifully orchestrated combination of multiple generations of musicians, The Craft offers a wide array of material and tunes for all ears. Formed in early 2013, The Craft has many original songs, and a variety of covers that has proved to excite the audience at venues across NYC.The founding members, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player, Mal Dee, and lead guitar and vocalist, Luigi Ferraro hail from Morris County, New Jersey.

The Craft
Friday, April 18 at 11 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
$5 cover


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The Victorian Society in America Presents Cakes, Cookies and Confections

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 6:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY/ NORTHERN NJ CHAPTERStep back into the world of 19th Century desserts at The Victorian Society in America Northern New Jersey Chapter‘s event Cakes, Cookies, and Confections on Monday, April 21.

Using 19th Century cookbooks as guides, food historian Dolly Rosen will introduce the leading chef authors of the period and their varied and unusual recipes, while considering the influences of the Industrial revolution on the business and art of baking. Ms. Rosen is a FCI graduate in culinary and master cake arts, and has studied culinary history in England with noted food historian Ivan Day.

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Second Annual Welcome to Walnut Street Sidewalk Fair: Bigger and Better

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Welcome to Walnut Street

On Saturday, May 3,  the second annual “Welcome To Walnut Street” fair will showcase all of the best the neighborhood has to offer.

In the past couple of years, Walnut Street has had a renaissance. The addition of Red Eye Cafe, Le Salbuen, established Corso 98′s cozy eatery next door Cucina 98, funky consignment shop Celebrity Recycle, Montclair B.A.B.Y and the Montclair Bread Company, have made the block a bustling hot spot in town.

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Coffee With…Becca Roth, Filmmaker of One: A Story of Love and Equality

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

One: A Story of Love and EqualityBecca Roth‘s film One: A Story of Love and Equality is one of the 90-plus films in the lineup of Montclair Film Festival 2014.

The Montclair native spoke to us about her life growing up in Montclair, coming out as a lesbian and her inspiration to film this documentary, which takes a look at what motivates people to vote against gay marriage.

Baristanet: Tell us about your upbringing and when you came out to your parents.
Roth: I went to Montclair Public Schools my whole life (Nishuane, Hillside, Glenfield, and MHS). I graduated from Kenyon College in 2010, and now I live in Brooklyn. I came out when I was about 20. My family has always been very open minded and accepting, but I think it was a bit of an adjustment when I came out because it was unexpected. But after a few months, everything was fine, and now they’re unbelievably supportive.

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A Play About Small Town Politics That ‘Deserves’ Your Attention

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 11:02am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Ray Anthony Thomas and Jennifer Lim in The Most Deserving.

Ray Anthony Thomas and Jennifer Lim in The Most Deserving.

As a small town reporter who has covered her share of silly squabbles on local committees, councils and boards, I thought the The Most Deserving — presented by Women’s Project Theater at City Center Stage II in Manhattan — (playing through May 4) sounded right up my alley.

Catherine Trieschmann’s brief breezy play tackles the petty personal battles and ego trips of five small town residents on a municipally funded arts committee in western Kansas.

The laughs come fast and easy, and the preview audience last week certainly enjoyed itself.

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We've been to the one in Englewood, and it's fantastic. The portions are more than generous and the prices are more than reasonable. Such delicious empanandas! I have been waiting rather impatiently for them to announce an opening date.

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