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Thar She Goes…

Another tear down, this time at the prominent intersection of Watchung and Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair. Captured, of course, by ace lensman Scot Surbeck.

Tea for Three — Free!

If you missed Elaine Bromka's performance in "Tea for Three" at 12 Miles West this January, you're in luck. She's doing a special show -- free -- at the Bloomfield Public Library, June...

Half Full or Half Empty?

We're halfway through iris season, according to the official "bloom status" page of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. Many of the tall bearded irises are blooming late, thanks to the unseasonably cool...

Talk About Your Third Rail Seat

According to today's New York Times, NJ Transit has finally gotten the message: nobody wants to sit in that middle seat. They've ordered up "double-decker" coaches with two seats on each side. (We're...

Outward Bound for Baristas

Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, and the Barista is on a double duckie on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania. This kayak trip down the Middle Yough is the centerpiece of the Memorial Day family...

Beyond Barbecues

Scot Surbeck captures  beautiful moments of Memorial Day in Edgemont Park. His shots tell the story of the day as throngs gather at a well-attended ceremony, including resident Canada geese having a "collective nervous...

Never Forget

Cartoon courtesy www.HumorInk.com

But We Wanted The Big Store

Is bigger always better? Not if it's a big box retailer like a K-Mart, but a mega Whole Foods? Bring it on. Unfortunately we're not getting it. Seems Cary Africk has been doing some...

Memorial Day Observances

The Bloomfield Parade kicks off at 9:30am. The Montclair Memorial Day Observances will be held at Edgemont Memorial Park at 10am. The Montclair Community Band starts playing at 9:45am. In case of rain,...

Love Verging on Brutality

Sudden Rain, by Maritta Wolff. Scribner, New York, 2005. 435pp., $26.00. Maritta Wolff wrote her first novel, Whistle Stop, in an undergraduate English class at the University of Michigan. It was published to immense...

Finally, Something You’re Really Interested In

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What, No Redheads?

We have to wonder whether the Lloyd Road Georgian will be the next mansion for sale, especially now that Michael Strahan is moving with a faster crowd, and getting written up in boldface name...

Welcome To Cobble Court

It's hard to miss this home when doing the drive-by on Upper Mountain. Now, one of Montclair's architectural grande dames is up for sale. As documented in the Montclair Historical Society, the former...

Everyone’s A Photographer

The sky was speaking to James Bratek, too, on Friday when he snapped this picture in the Verona Hills (Kips Ridge area) as stormy clouds passed through after a picture-perfect day.

Clever Commute