Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 1

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 10:52am

Approximately 120 properties are open in Baristaville this weekend, including a lot of notable Montclair houses at the upper end of the market.

montclair110185 Clinton Ave., Montclair

List Price: $1,799,999

Taxes: $54,585

Acreage: 0.51


This just-listed, 12-room Tudor has a new kitchen and master bathroom, central air, built-ins and a fireplace in the living room. Many period details remain, such as coffered walls, beamed ceilings, wood trim, pegged oak floors and leaded glass windows. There is a partially finished basement with a French drain and a one-bedroom rental over the three-car attached garage. The house was constructed in 1929. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Lacordaire Academy Wins First Place at the North Jersey Junior Forensics League

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Lacordaire Academy

On October 22, Lacordaire Academy’ forensics team won first place in the North Jersey Junior Forensics League in the first meet of the year.

The Reading Competition was held at St.Catherine of Siena and seven schools each sent up to six competitors.  Students who competed in the meet read a three to five minute selection and were judged on their oral interpretation, use of voice, poise, and eye contact.  Lacordaire’s team swept the competition. Sixth grader Kevin Whitworth won second place, and team captain, Lily Greenberg won third place over all.  In their debut performances, sixth graders Siadbh Stack and Mathew DeSopo placed fourth and received Honorable Mention respectively. 

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Good Food Bucks Are Good News for the Montclair Farmers’ Market & Residents in Need

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 3:00pm

Montclair Farmers’ Market

The Montclair Farmers’ Market has been growing strong for 23 years. With over 20 food and farm vendors, thousands of residents consider it a “go to” source for eating well, buying directly from Garden State farmers, and supporting the local food economy. It also supports those residents in need.

The Montclair Farmers’ Market has  introduced the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) at its two market sites on Saturday at the Walnut Street Train Station and Tuesdays on South Park Street. Thanks to a generous grant from Partners for Health Foundation and technical support from City Green as well as receipt of a new Department of Agriculture SNAP permit, MFM now doubles SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition benefits for fruit and vegetable purchases, meaning that when eligible SNAP, WIC, and senior customers use up to $20 in benefits, they actually receive an additional $20 in “Good Food Bucks” to spend for fruit and vegetable purchases.

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Daylight Saving Time: Fall Back on Sunday

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 2:00pm

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 1 and we return to Standard Time. The mornings will get lighter and the evenings darker.

How do you feel about that? Take our poll:

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Montclair SVPA Showcase 2016: Curtain Up!

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 1:00pm

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The talented students of Montclair High’s School of Visual and Performing Arts will present Curtain Up!

SVPA’s Showcase 2016, Curtain Up! celebrates the world of the Broadway musical, both behind the scenes and on stage. Curtain Up! features a selection of duets, solos, and classic ensemble numbers. Act One will take the audience “behind the curtain” and behind the scenes, into the world of Broadway’s backstage. Act Two brings audiences front and center stage with numbers inspired by the great white lights of Broadway. Along the way, expect to be wowed by performances of classic musical favorites, everything from Kiss Me Kate to Curtains. Continue Reading

Baristanet Profile: Armando Diaz

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 12:30pm

Armando Diaz

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Armando “OUTthere” Diaz

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? In 1978

Where did you grow up? Montclair

How do you make a living? Graphic Design/Photography and I work on the occasional PC when someone asks.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, for sure.

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Panel Discussion on Mental Illness at Verona Community Center November 2

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 11:00am

Mental Illness

Odds are, someone you know is with mental illness. The statistics show that mental illness is common and widespread. In fact, one in five New Jersey families is affected by mental illness and an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness in a given year.

On Monday, November 2 at 7:30 pm, the Verona Juniors will host a panel discussion titled Mental Illness in our Families: Understanding the Signs and Connecting to Treatment and Support. This event, to be held at the Verona Community Center, will feature a moderated panel discussion and information table from local mental health organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness and (NAMI) Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ).
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Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock to Hold Community Meeting Nov 5

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 10:30am

bill-hurlock-smFirst Ward Councilor William Hurlock will host a community meeting Thursday, November 5 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair.

The meeting is open to everyone and will focus on current issues and concerns of the Montclair community. For more information, please contact Councilor Hurlock at[email protected].





Weekend Highlights: You Guide to Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 9:30am

sshalloweenHalloween Weekend is finally here! We’ve rounded up lots of family fun for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re looking for more Halloween-themed activities, be sure to check out our previous post dedicated to spooky activities! There’s information about plenty of local fun at stores like East Side Mags (7 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair) and Sunshine Sam (40 West Passaic Avenue, Bloomfield)!


The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (9 Main Street, Madison) will participate in Halloween Hoopla! Stop by any time between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for fun, crafts and treats. Enjoy games, candy corn art, fall tree art projects, face-painting, story time and more! This event is free with admission.

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Halloween Candy Local Chefs Crave

BY  |  Friday, Oct 30, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

halloween candy

When they’re not preparing delicious savory meals, chefs enjoy a little treat too. With Halloween just around the corner, Baristanet asked a few local chefs to share with us their favorite candy to eat, plus what they plan to hand out to Trick or Treaters on Saturday:
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