Win An All Expense Paid Trip for Two to Super Bowl 51 When You Support MHS Project Graduation

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 03, 2016 9:18am  |  COMMENTS (0)

What better HOLIDAY GIFT than a chance to win an all expense paid trip for two to SUPER BOWL 51?


Help the class of 2017 enjoy a great graduation celebration while giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy Super Bowl 51! Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and enter to win: 2 tickets to Super Bowl 51 and…

The Package includes:
2 tickets to Super Bowl 51
2 ticket to “NFL the Experience”
Round-trip airfare from Newark to Houston, TX
3-night stay at Embassy Woodlands – Hughes Landing
Sedan service to and from the airport

Tickets are $100 – and only 400 will be sold!! Chances to win are excellent!


PROJECT GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS will also be out in force selling raffle tickets in the coming weeks at locations around town including…
Holiday Gift Bazaar at MHS (December 10)
Tierney’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)
Egan’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, January 9th at 8:00 PM at Egan & Sons in Montclair. (Winner does not need to be present!)

2016 Baristanet Guide to Buying (or Cutting Down) a Real Christmas Tree

BY  |  Friday, Dec 02, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Richfield Farms

If you celebrate Christmas, it’s time to put up the tree! If you prefer the real deal and would never go artificial, you’re in luck. Around here, or not too far away, there are many choices for your Christmas tree. Want to go rustic? Head out to western Jersey or up to the border of New York state for a true cut-it-yourself tree experience. Looking for a quick pick-and-wrap experience? We’ve got you covered.

Here are places where you can buy or cut down a real Christmas tree:
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15 Ways to Give Back Locally on #GivingTuesday

BY  |  Monday, Nov 28, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)


There’s Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but we think that #GivingTuesday is in the true spirit of the holidays — a day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, November 29, you’re encouraged to join others to celebrate generosity and to give.

According to the #GivingTuesday, it’s a simple idea: “Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”

There are many way to join the #GivingTuesday movement right here in our community, in fact, here are 15! We encourage you to join in and feel good:

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Happy Thanksgiving

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


This Thanksgiving, we are very thankful for you dear readers. Every tip, photo, email, visit — and all the other ways you contribute to the site — make all of us at Baristanet feel incredibly fortunate.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Montclair Women Organize Bus Rally to Women’s March on Washington on Day After Inauguration 2017

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

Women's March on Washington

Women across the country are planning to join the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.” The Women’s March on Washington will begin at 10 am at the Lincoln Memorial and conclude at 5 pm.

Several Montclair women — Kelly Coakley, Christine Oldenbrook, Tiffany Loncar, and Julie Kemps-Rowley — have organized the Montclair chapter bus rally. Buses will depart from Montclair High School on January 21 at 4:55 am.  According to Coakley, they have over 150 riders  in 3 buses signed up so far. Continue Reading

“Love Into Action: a Letter Writing Workshop” at Montclair Public Library, 11/19

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 3:25pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“Love Into Action: a Letter Writing Workshop” invites families of all ages to join a community letter writing event at Montclair Public Library (50 South Fullerton Ave.) this Saturday, November 19 between 2 pm – 4 pm to write a note of thanks, love, gratitude, hope, and/or concern to government leaders, community, families and friends.


The Creativity Caravan will be bringing an assortment of vintage typewriters, pens, and stationery. There will also be lined paper, drawing paper, notecards, envelopes, and pens and pencils for writing. Continue Reading

Montclair March for Community and Connection on November 19

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Montclair March for Community and Connection

Join the Montclair March for Community and Connection this Saturday, November 19, a peaceful march to promote diversity, togetherness, strength, inclusivity, and bridge building. The walk will start at the Montclair Public Library (Note: MPL is not affiliated with this event), continue up Bloomfield Avenue, and turn down Valley Road to end at Edgemont Park. The March will end with a vigil at the park.

Marchers are encouraged to:

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Join the Discussion: Montclair Arts Advisory Committee Forum on December 4

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Arts Advisory CommitteeThe Montclair Arts Advisory Committee (MAAC) will host an arts forum on Sunday, December 4 from 1 – 4 pm, at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street.

Local arts organizations, artists and arts supporters are invited to attend to review past government arts plans and policies, discuss current plans for an arts district(s), learn about the committee’s initiatives and help formulate future arts plans.

The Montclair Arts Advisory Committee was founded in 2015 after MAC ceased operations. MAAC advises Township Council on support for a broad range of artistic activities that promote cultural enrichment, education and a strong economy in Montclair. Focus areas include Space, Services, Funding, Advocacy and Arts Education.

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Giveaway: New Jersey Comic Expo Returns November 19-20

BY  |  Monday, Nov 14, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


New Jersey Comic Expo will be returning for its second year in Edison at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. The expo will be held this November 19th and 20th. If you’re a fan of comics and pop culture, you’ll love this show.

Baristanet has a pair of weekend passes to give away — and with those two passes, 2 kids under 10 are admitted free.

Comic fans of all ages will enjoy all of the features they’ve come to expect at a convention including exhibitors, artists and creators, and exciting guests. Celebrity guests from The Walking Dead and Stranger Things will be on hand for photo ops as well.

This year’s program features many exciting and informative panels including sessions on Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Marvel Heroes, various topics relating to cosplay, Kubert School at 40, and more. Saturday and Sunday both feature full days of live art with over 20 different artists. There’s also an entire track for creators with a focus on making comics. For the younger fans, there will be a separate area just for kids with its own programming. In addition to all day face painting, kids can create characters and learn about comics. Continue Reading

Aging in Montclair Throwing a “The Way We Really Were” Dance Party

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Aging in Montclair

Aging in Montclair (AIM) is hosting a Tea Dance Fundraiser: “The Way We Really Were” on Friday, November 18, at their Senior Hub at the Salvation Army Building in Montclair. The community is invited – bobby sox and poodle skirts are optional – for live music, dancing, refreshments, door prizes, raffles and fun.

Jerree and Adam Wade, members of AIM, are contributing the entertainment through Wade & Wade Productions. There will be a professional performance by “Songbirds Unlimited” with a medley of songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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Condolences. So tragic. May she RIP. Very sorry for her family.

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