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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

...then just tinkle the keys. Spotted yesterday by Raymmmondo, at Adriana O'Toole's annual Christmas bash, Martin Schwartz, owner of Textured Home renovation company and quixotic fighter for preserving the Marlboro Inn. And, says Raymmmondo,...

Our Resolve Just Melted

A present to the Barista from our art director, Janice Yamanaka. Go send her some freelance work to help pay for this fancy Blue State candy.

First Bite Montclair

Clowns, classical music, a skateboarding demo. . .the First Night folks seemed to have thought of everything, except for who’s going to feed us? Whether you want to feast, nosh or do something in...

Snow Ball

Not much in the way of snow, but look what the wind blew in. The winter arrives officially tomorrow at 7:42 am, but in houses all over Baristaville, the sudden drop in temperatures...

Remsen: Join the Secessionists

Montclair mayor Ed Remsen, Glen Ridge mayor Carl Bergmanson, gadfly Kevin Lee Allen and others have been holding monthly Saturday morning meetings to discuss ideas involving secession from Essex County. On Saturday, Remsen posted to...

Snow

We wish we could whip the weather forecast up into a big media event, but unfortunately only 1-2" is expected. If, on the other hand, the forecasts are wrong, the Barista snowcam is ready...

In the Spirit of the Season

The true purpose of holiday parties:To spread joy throughout the landShow off the new kitchen renovationGet some use out of that Costco membershipExcellent venue for spreading gossipTo spread calories throughout the landWhen else do...

Guilty Plea in Stabbing of Montclair Marine

A Marine who killed Lance Cpl. Annon Millette, 21, of Montclair on Feb. 2 has pleaded guilty in the crime and offered an apology. The murder took place in California during a training exercise.

Montclair Watercooler Bumps ‘Inside Montclair’

Of all the low-down, dirty, good-for-nothing ... oh sorry, didn't know you were there. Well, the Benevolent Despots over at the Montclair Watercooler struck again, and this time the person who've they've barred from...

Now We Believe in Santa Claus

Tonight, 75 foster kids in Newark are getting a visit from an angel and Santa Claus. Angel Vargas (yes, that's his real name) will don the full red suit to play Santa at a...

Window Dressing

The London Food Company (above) is one of the winners in the Montclair Business Improvement District's Christmas window decorating contest. The others were: Under the Pavilion, Oriach Candle, Little Cricket, Essex Fine Arts...

More Unfortunate Events

And if you find yourself shut out of Lemony Snicket and want a cinematic downer, there's always "Imaginary Heroes," which the Ledger describes as "just an ordinary tale of rich people in crisis." (It's...

Let’s Talk about Christmas Birthdays

The Star-Ledger today has a story about Elnora Upchurch, a Newark woman who will turn 100 on Christmas Day. For your shopping convenience, we include a list of others with a Dec. 25...

Move Over, Harry Potter

If you don't have kids or have been living under a rock, you might not know that today's the opening of the Lemony Snicket movie, based on the beginning of the "Unfortunate Event"...

Clever Commute