Glen Ridge Woman Launches Grey House Linens

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Sandy Weber has fond childhood memories of sitting at the dining room table, surrounded by beauty and family.

“I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had Shabbat dinner on Friday nights, which included a bicker-free time period with my brother, my mom cooking really good food and my dad bringing home flowers (sooo nice!), which I helped arrange. I was also the table setter, which entailed laying out a pretty tablecloth and our best dishes. My parents entertained a lot and I was always involved in the preparations.”

Fast forward to her own family, and Weber was able to continue the tradition. “My mom had a lot to do with my interest in making a home feel pretty and loved. It happens that I hate cooking and avoid it completely, however, I married a fabulous cook, which allows me to focus on the details of making things look beautiful.”

Finding those beautiful things wasn’t always easy Weber discovered, when she became frustrated with the selection of tablecloths in retail stores. Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert and CBS’ Late Show To Stay Local

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Stephen Colbert Under Fire For Tweet From Comedy Central's @ColbertReportIt’s a win for New York — and Montclair. The good news is local Stephen Colbert sightings will continue, now that concerns over a move of The Late Show — and its new host — to California have been put to rest. Continue Reading

Are You WaterWise, Montclair?

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

WaterWise MontclairWanting to reduce water consumption in the township, Montclair is embarking on a comprehensive water conservation and efficiency program called WaterWise Montclair.

The first step is offering rain barrels to township residents at a deeply-discounted price. Retailing for around $150, the Township purchased 50-gallon “Ivy”® Rain Barrels in bulk for $72 each. To encourage their use, they will be sold for $36, saving residents over $100 on a barrel.

Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell says that by conserving water more effectively, and by using more water-efficient products, our community can save money and energy, help to mitigate the effects of drought, and reduce over-consumption of our most precious natural resource.

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Yogi Berra Auction: Baseball Items and More To Be Sold

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 9:38am  |  COMMENTS (0)

yogi 3Memorabilia, furniture and other collections from the home of Major League Baseball’s iconic Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra will be sold at auction.

Some 300 lots will be posted to from July 23rd –August 6th. The galleries will be set up and open for viewing from July 28th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition. Continue Reading

Get Fit for Free at Essex County South Mountain Reservation

BY  |  Friday, Jul 11, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

paddle 2A series of free fitness courses and yoga classes will take place this month in the Clipper Pavilion near the Orange Reservoir paddle boat dock in Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, West Orange.

It’s all part of Essex County’s celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month in July. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Out is In,” which encourages people to go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and recreation.

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Bespoke Montclair: Isaiah Hemmingway and Le Willow 83

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (16)


Montclair is getting a bespoke clothier at 4 S Fullerton Ave — Isaiah Hemmingway. Continue Reading

Glee-ful Crowd at Watchung Booksellers For Chris Colfer

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Watchung Booksellers hosted a celebrity book signing when author Chris Colfer came to Montclair last night. Fans started to congregate around 2:30 p.m., enjoying the outdoor cafe space of the newly opened bookstore cafe, Tiny Elephant. Owner Margot Sage-EL tells us the store has heard from fans who came in from Japan, Croatia and Ireland to meet Colfer, who plays Kurt on FOX’s Glee. Colfer, who writes a popular kids’ fantasy series “Land of Stories,” drew a crowd of kids, teens and adults.

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Summer Books For Your Beach Bag

BY  |  Monday, Jul 07, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (7)

Summer Books

Broad Spectrum SPF 50—check. Flattering swimsuit—check. Comfy, loungy beach chair—check. A fabulous summer beach read—check…thanks to the wonderful staff at Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers. They have given us their recommendations for the best beach reads this summer, some of which are from local authors:

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Everybody’s Gone Surfin’, Surfin’ Montclair, NJ

BY  |  Monday, Jul 07, 2014 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

NJ Surf Fitness

Just in time for summer, the first surf inspired fitness class has opened in Montclair at NJ Surf Fitness, held at Shukokai Karate Studio at 100 Grove Street.

Despite being a born and raised Jersey girl, I’ve never been too fond of the beach. I’m a Jersey City girl after all. Still, I’ve always been fascinated with surfing. Maybe it was all those Gidget movies I loved growing up — Moondoggie was so dreamy. When I learned about the surf fitness classes, I was excited to get on board.

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Oh Deer! What’s The Impact of Deer On Your Life?

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 9:21am  |  COMMENTS (16)

Deer in the GlenHave you seen more deer lately? We’ve spied deer in Montclair recently on Park Street near Bellevue Ave., packs crossing Bradford Ave., and along South Mountain Ave. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish a& Wildlife wants to know more about how deer affect your life with its Living With Deer in NJ Survey. Questions include: Continue Reading

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