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For Sale Sundays: Kid’s Drum Set

Does your kid dream of being in Hillside School's Drums of Thunder one day? Do you have dreams that your kid can be the next John Bonham? You're in luck. A local mom is...

How’s Your Garden?

Mine's getting there. Pictured here are some of my luscious Betty Boop roses. They sit near some indigo salvia and some chartreuse spirea and the combination is pretty great. Most of my roses are...

Ukulele Draws Fans At Montclair High School

This is John Raido, a math teacher at Montclair High School. Friday afternoon, as I was walking down the hall near Unit 1 I heard a cheerful plinking sound. Could that instrument be a...

Saturday in Montclair

Here are just a few of the amazing things that went on during an amazing Saturday in Montclair. In the slideshow below, see photos from the Hope for Kai Bone Marrow Donor Drive, Mayfair...

Performed for a Live (Yoga) Studio Audience

We all know that Baristaville is also yogaville. You can't fall over without hitting a studio around here. That means competition is fierce for your meditation money. So, surely, there were a few skeptics when...

Beware Drive-By Gay Bashers

Last night a tipster sends in a disturbing report of being verbally harrassed with gay slurs. Just wanted to let you know that just now as we walked by the intersection of Union & Orange (right...

And Now A Word For Our Sponsors…

We love receiving our reader tips, but where in the cyberworld would Baristanet be without the support of our advertisers? Every couple of weeks, we'll tune you in to some special deals...

The Weekend Warrior

Get your weekend started now! This afternoon, get over to Fairfield Street for the first of 10 Friday night "Fridays On Fairfield" parties. Where's Fairfield Street? Precisely. It's at Watchung Plaza, on the...

Bone Marrow Donor Drive For Kai Tomorrow

Five-year-old Kai Anderson of Manhattan was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Last week, we wrote about his heartbreaking story. Kai needs a bone marrow transplant. You can help by going down...

Trouble At South Park Bar & Grill

Tipsters tell us there was police activity earlier this week at South Park Bar and Grill in Montclair. An observer says a man was taken away from the pub in handcuffs. Chief of Police David...

Weekend Picks May 30 & 31

Looking for a fun time this weekend? Here are a few choice activities. On Saturday, head over to Nishuane School's Mayfair celebration where you'll find music by Parents Who Rock, entertainment, arts and crafts, a...

Proposed NJ Law Wants Your Eyes and Mind on the Road

My Ballot Box "Fess Up! What Driving Distractions Are You Guilty Of? Snacking On...

Montclair Merchants On The Move

Has anyone else noticed there seems to be a game of musical doors going on among Montclair businesses? Many merchants are moving into bigger spaces -- could it be the sign of a recession...

A Night at the Museum

An overnight at a museum? Action-packed with a Mt. Everest-like climb, mock snow, ice and rocks? At Barista Kids, we don't normally cover stuff going on the other side of the Hudson, but we...

Clever Commute