BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 7:24pm
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When Lisa Ryder, a Montclair mom, wrote this letter to Lands’ End questioning why the company offered realistic and cool science-themed tees for boys, but not girls, the letter went viral. Many parents agreed and voiced their feelings on the company’s Facebook page.
Yesterday, Lands’ End responded with this message:
BY Announcement | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 4:07pm
The Montclair Township Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help our community’s homeless animals. All Shelter volunteers are required to first attend an orientation. Two new volunteer orientation sessions have been added to the Shelter schedule: Wednesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 27. Continue Reading
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 2:45pm
Paper Mill Playhouse will present 120 of the of the region’s most talented young performing artists from Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory in a fully produced, original concert on the Paper Mill mainstage titled New Voices of 2014: Oh, What a Night! on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2.
Oh What a Night! is a tribute to the magical and unforgettable moments of the American musical.
Members of the competitive Conservatory who earned coveted spots in the Senior, Junior Plus, and Junior Companies (ages 10–18) are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in this concert which is the culmination of the five-week program. Also appearing are numerous winners and nominees of the 2014 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards who won scholarships to attend the Conservatory.
The many talented young performers from our area are:
BY Liz George | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 1:32pm
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Update: Congratulations to Zenchristo who gets $50 from Baristanet to spend for Bloomfield Restaurant Week!
Stamna, Spice Thai, The Orange Squirrel, Senorita’s, Taqueria Autentica. We have so many favorite restaurants in Bloomfield — it’s hard to choose — but next week, you can try them all and get sweet deals starting Sunday for Bloomfield Restaurant Week 2014.
This year, some 25 eateries will offer prix fixe menu selections and diners can taste the globe with American, French, Asian, Thai, Mexican, Filipino, Jamaican, Greek, Peruvian, Italian and Japanese. Continue Reading
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 12:00pm
Does your kid love animals? The Montclair Township Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help our community’s homeless animals. Volunteers must be ages 10 and up and are required to attend an orientation.
All volunteers under 18 attending the orientation must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Anyone under 15 must join with an adult volunteer who will accompany them each time they perform their volunteer duties.
Two new volunteer orientation sessions have been added to the Shelter schedule:
BY Baristanet Staff | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 11:11am
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We are going to miss Montclair’s Stephen Colbert “The Colbert Report” when it ceases to exist at years end (so Colbert can become the host of “The Late Show”), because of pranks like this one: Continue Reading
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 10:30am
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The weekend begins tonight! Bandleader and pianist Eddie Palmieri performs with his Salsa orchestra at NJPAC’s Sounds of the City tonight—a free outdoor concert series. Palmieri is known for his bold, innovative drive in a career that spans more than 50 years as the leader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. The winner of nine Grammy Awards, he was declared a 2013 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Eddie Palmieri at Sounds of the City
Thursday, July 31 from 5 pm – 10 pm
NJPAC, One Centre Street, Newark, NJ
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 10:00am
Having just finished binge watching Luther on BBC, I really wish I was young enough to attend this event. The Montclair Police Department would like to offer a little insight into the profession of crime scene investigation to kids in the 6th grade and up on Thursday, August 7, at the Montclair Public Library.
Topics covered will be fingerprints and DNA — from the science behind them to their practical use in police work, basic crime scene techniques and patrol officer functions, and an interactive roll-play exercise where Jr. Officers and Jr Detectives will work together to solve a crime.
BY Liz George | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 9:00am
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Wegmans, the holy grail for some Baristanet food shoppers, has always been more than just slightly out of reach, with its nearest location in Woodbridge.
Now, the Rochester-based supermarket chain with distant locations in New Jersey, just got a little closer. Wegmans announced a list of 10 stores opening in the coming year on its website, and two will be located in New Jersey. Continue Reading
BY Georgette Gilmore | Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 8:00am
If you’re a fan of Little Shoebox for quality shoes for young children in Montclair, you’re going to be happy to learn that, just across the street and down the block a bit, Valley Girl Shoes will open mid-August.
Elaine Sinisi, owner of Little Shoebox is very excited to open a second shoe store. “With Valley Girl Shoes we’re hoping to accommodate girls that have outgrown Little Shoebox as well as their moms, and college students as well.”