Montclair Shukokai Karate Students Win International Karate Medals in Germany

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 11:13am


Two students from Montclair Shukokai Karate on Grove Street in Montclair, won Bronze medals at the Kimura Shukokai International World Championships, July 20– 23, in Berlin, Germany. Lynn DeSalvo, a 2nd degree black belt, won a bronze medal in Individual Kata in the Ladies Veterans division. Devin Persaud, a 1st degree black belt, won a bronze medal in Individual Kumite (sparring) in the Boys Cadet (14/15 years old) division. These are the first international medals for both. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 31

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 10:59pm

Some houses for sale this week in Glen Ridge, Montclair, Bloomfield and West Orange. The Montclair Victorian on Lincoln Street brings to mind a dandy from that era, Oscar Wilde.

31 Woodside Terrace, West Orange

731 West Orange

List Price: $369,000
Taxes: $8,760
Acreage: Not available
BDRM/BTH: 3/1.2

Updated three-bedroom Colonial, near Montclair and Reservation, renovated kitchen, new powder & full bath and newly restored hardwood floors and open floorplan. Kitchen accesses deck, wood burning fireplace in living room. City views. Open 1-4 p.m.

281 Grove Street, Montclair

731 281 Grove Street

List Price: $533,000
Taxes: $16,364
Acreage: 0.14
BDRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Colonial featuring a renovated kitchen with granite and SS appliances, new windows, living room with fireplace and leaded glass built-ins, hardwood floors and chestnut wood trim throughout. House also has a master bedroom suite on third floor with full bath and skylights, formal dining room with leaded glass windows, central air and finished basement. Open 2-4 p.m.

115 Lincoln Street, Montclair

731 Lincoln Street

List Price: $549,000
Taxes: $13,162
Acreage: 0.23
BDRM/BTH: 6/2.1

1892 Victorian with updated bath, hardwood floors, high ceilings, French doors. Open 2-4 p.m.

686 Broad Street, Bloomfield

731 Broad Street

List Price: $269,900
Taxes: $9,378
Acreage: 0.16

Three-bedroom house featuring a family room with slider to the deck, eat-in kitchen, partially finished basement with a bar, nice yard with a deck. Open 1-3 p.m.

133 Spruce Street, Bloomfield

731 Bloomfield

List Price: $349,000
Taxes: $10,094
Acreage: 0.11
BDRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Colonial with fireplace in living room, kitchen with granite counter tops, good sized yard, enclosed front porch, hardwood floors, finished basement. Open 1-4 p.m.

151 Linden Avenue, Glen Ridge

731 Glen Ridge

List Price: $779,000
Taxes: $16,516
Acreage: 0.22
BDRM/BTH: 4/3.1

Renovated Colonial with open kitchen/dining room with adjacent family room, four bedrooms and 3.5 new bathrooms. Level private yard. Walk to schools, parks and NYC transportation. Open 2-4 p.m.

Local Food Drives To Replenish Low Summer Supplies

BY  |  Friday, Jul 29, 2016 3:45pm

Move For HungerOver 1 million people in New Jersey, including 1 in six children, are food insecure. Here are a few ways you can help:

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (32 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042) is once again partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, to host a food drive from August 1-September 30. Non-perishable food items will be collected. Last year’s drive resulted in nearly 50,000 lbs of food being collected for our neighbors in need.

Through the support of companies like Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Move For Hunger can continue to help the nearly 50 million Americans struggling to find their next meal.

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Montclair’s Wellmont Theater Goes VIP, Hires Director of Premium Services

BY  |  Friday, Jul 29, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (18)

Wellmont Theater

The Wellmont Theater has hired a Director of Premium Services. Valerie Germain, who has worked in theaters for the past 5 and half years, will oversee special events, member and VIP programs, and corporate sponsorship. Germain previously served as the Director of Membership and Special Events for the Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) in Englewood, NJ.

Germain is spearheading a Wellmont VIP program, based on the model used at BergenPAC, that will bring behind-the-scenes experiences to patrons including “meet and greets” with artists, access to private member lounge events, and the ability to purchase the best seats in the house. “The new VIP program will be an opportunity for our customers to make The Wellmont their own,” says Germain.

Depending on the price range, which is $300 – $5,000, the VIP Program will offer things like presale tickets, a VIP lounge, meet and greets, parties, discounts with participating restaurants in town, and other perks.  General admission tickets prices will remain the same.

Germain, who lives in Jersey City, tells Baristanet that she has been getting to know Montclair for the past month since her hire and thinks it’s a really exciting place.  “There’s so much going on! It’s a walkable town and has a great sense of community,” says Germain.
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Santa Claus Visits Clara Maass Medical Center to Celebrate Christmas in July

BY  |  Friday, Jul 29, 2016 12:30pm

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Despite 90-degree temperatures, the patients and staff of Clara Maass Medical Center were treated to Christmas in July with a jolly visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a tradition that began in 1991. The duo, better known as John and Joyce Wolf, from Kearny, N.J., delivered presents and joy to pediatric patients and newborns in the Maternity unit. Mr. Wolf says that both children and adults appreciate his visits that occur annually in both July and January.

Weekend Family Highlights: Movies, Butterflies, Harry Potter and More!

BY  |  Friday, Jul 29, 2016 10:00am

Happy weekend! We’ve rounded up some fun and family friendly things for you to do!


Montclair Film Festival will present a screening of The Wiz under the stars on Friday evening at the Montclair Public Library (50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this free event. The venue opens at 5:00 PM. Rain date is Saturday. Continue Reading

Montclair & Bloomfield Food News: Le Petit Cafe, Dinner at The Corner, Ramen, and Fusion Sushi

BY  |  Friday, Jul 29, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Your latest local restaurant and food news:

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Le Petit Cafe opened in Le Willow 83 (83 North Willow Street, Montclair) . There is a coffee bar and an organic, vegan, and vegetarian menu. You can now eat, sip and shop at the same time.

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BY  |  Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 3:15pm

The Best Local Thing I Ever AteIn our column, The Best Local Thing I Ever Ate, we normally ask local chefs, restaurant owners, and food lovers to share their favorite dish in the area — the are the kind of meals that you crave, dream about, salivate over. Since it’s summer, a time for vacations and relaxed schedules, this edition is all about delicious cocktails locals love.

This month, great cocktails make the list:
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Come Out To Montclair’s National Night Out Community Event, August 2

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 2:00pm

Montclair Police Department, along with the Montclair Fire Department and Ambulance Unit, will be holding National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, from 5-8 p.m. The event will take place on South Park Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street, closing off the roadway.

Members of the community are invited to come out and spend time with the first responders of Montclair. Vehicles and equipment utilized by emergency personnel will be on display along with other novelty and safety items.

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Earl Mosley Teaches Men to Dance

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 12:30pm

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 9.16.03 AMWhen Earl Mosley works with men who have never danced before, he wants to put them at ease. “The first thing you don’t want to do is tell a man to put on a pair of tights,” he said.

Now one of New York’s most respected dance teachers and choreographers, and the founder of Hearts of Men, a summer intensive dance program at Montclair State University, Mosley himself had no dance experience when during his senior year of high school in Raleigh, N.C., a friend dared him to take a dance class. He took her up on the dare and became hooked for life, later getting accepted – with no formal training – to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

“I guess they saw something,” he said. “That’s why I believe in helping young men understand that there is no experience required for dancing.”

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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