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Putting The Giving In Thanksgiving

Baristaville photographer Michael Reitman photographed a lovely Montclair event: On Tuesday night November 25th, members of the Montclair clergy met at the First Lutheran Church on Park Street to celebrate Thanksgiving. Food and...

Green Gingerbread House Progress Report

Remember the ecologically sustainable gingerbread house contest? I entered it. They said it had to be edible. Not palatable. And by the way, I'm a tactician, not a logician. Anyway, here are my first...

Dry Is Beautiful

A dry, curling stem, specifically, and the dry veins of a leaf, and the dry pod of a milkweed plant. How many late autumns have I seen in my life? Yet somehow, though I...

Kudos To Glen Ridge Pee Wee Football!

Congrats to the GRAA Pee Wee Red Dog Varsity Football team who captured the Bergen County Junior Football League Championship on Sunday, November 16th, with an 18-13 victory over Northvale. The team of 3rd...

Sweet On Bellevue

They're open and giving out goodies today. Find out on Food.

Le Baker’s Dozen

For weeks, the storefront teased commuters and passersby on Bellevue with giant photos of chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. Yesterday, on the way back from seeing Bolt, we found Le Baker's Dozen had quietly...

Robust Molasses and Switchgrasses?

Love gingerbread? Love sustainable green buildings? Well now you can combine your love of both --The Essex County Environmental center is sponsoring a Sustainable Homes & Habitats Gingerbread Contest, and the registration deadline is...

Go. Listen. Now.

If spending yesterday with family generated some story telling, today is the day to save those stories. Find out more about National Listening Day here.

Thanksgiving Post-Holiday Wrap Up

How did it go? Did the stuffing/dressing turn out OK? Did you catch the parade? What did you serve and what's the plan for leftovers? I watched the parade from up high this year...

Black Friday

Going to the mall on any given Saturday is a stress-inducing experience. Going to the mall on Black Friday is something akin to slow torture. The thought of the fresh air deprivation, claustrophobic quarters,...

I am Thankful

For crisp days, sunshine, farms, cities, good books, my family, all the places I've loved and all the people who have loved me. For Baristaville, with all its good sushi, Thai food, art house...

Puppeteer Jennifer Levine

Who: Kids who love puppetsWhat: Local artist Jennifer Levine puts on a show, live music and does a hands-on activity for the special day. Read a review of her puppet show in Time Out New...

You’ll Be My American Pie

My Ballot Box If I could only have one pie on Thanksgiving, it would be... Pumpkin Apple Pecan Mincemeat Sweet potato Write-in pie View Results

Turkey Trot

Run before you eat. The annual Ashenfelter 8K Classic (A8K) is tomorrow (and the weather should be wonderful for a run). The traditional Thanksgiving Day running event is open to everyone -- The 8K...

Clever Commute