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Santa Sighting

Not too put too fine a point on it, but if I were Mrs. Claus, I'd be telling my husband right now that he ought to be in Toys R Us or checking the...

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Does the anticipation of Christmas - or the stress - have you and yours bouncing off the walls? Then you might want to take a nocturnal walk at Turtleback Zoo. The Holiday Lights display...

Gift-Buying Made Easy

Massages and spa treatments are always a nice indulgence...In Baristaville, we have our fair share of suppliers that will let you spa-it-up in style: in Bloomfield, there's the posh Flic Spa; in Montclair...

Our Pampered Pets

Close to 80 million pet-loving humans around the country are putting gifts under the tree for their furry four-legged friends. That's not just for their own, either. Shoppers are gifting to the...

Santa on the Witness Stand

You'll find lots of cool and Christmas-y events on our calendar this weekend, including a new twist on an old favorite: 12 Miles West is doing a radio play version of the classic film...

A Riddle of a Restaurant

When you see this in a restaurant window, along with a sign offering both Latin and soul food, you're apt to do a double-take. At least we did. Read more about it on our...

Colbert: New King Of All Media?

The AP has crowned Stephen Colbert "Celebrity of the Year. He finished just a nudge above J.K. Rowling, who authored the final book in her enormously popular "Harry Potter" series. Finishing third was Al Gore,...

Man Goes Missing in Montclair

Lionel Jordan of Michigan is missing. Jordan was visiting friends in Montclair and was last seen at the Bay Street Station on December 15. Jordan is 5'8", about 165 pounds and was wearing blue...

Fried Chicken, with Messiah on the Side

When we passed a restaurant the other night in Bloomfield Center with the name Cafe Yahudah, a menorah in the window and a sign advertising "Southern Soul and Latin Food," we knew there had...

If a Nutcracker Falls in a Library, and Nobody’s There to Sue Them, Does...

Here's an existential question for the times. The Star Ledger reports today about an 8 1/2 foot, 350 pound holiday nutcracker, which was temporarily removed from the Nutley Belleville Public Library because of liability...

Garden State at a Standstill

Liz George just called to tell us it just took her 45 minutes to go from exit 154 to exit 156 on the Garden State Parkway and implores northbound commuters to find another route. Confirmation...

Year’s Most Memorable Quotes: Baristaville Edition

Why should the folks at the New York Times have all the fun? Did a public official say something funny this year? Send us your faves of 2007 -- either in comments or here,...

Seizure-Inducing NJ House Wins For Dressed-Up Holiday Home

Here's what happens when you combine 15,000 lights and something called the Light-O-Rama system. Watch the video here. Don't tell the dentist or we'll never be able to turn off Rte 3. More houses here.

Thoughtful, Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Running out of ideas? We're here for you. If you hate that loud, noisy alarm sound of most smoke detectors, here's a soothing alternative. More gifts here.

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