Whole Foods Market West Orange Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Grand Reopening Tomorrow

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Whole Foods Market West Orange

Whole Foods Market West Orange (235 Prospect Ave) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a newly renovated store and a variety of exciting promotions. On Tuesday, November 1, local shoppers can participate in store wide tastings, giveaways and a cooking demo from Mario Russo, chef de cuisine of The Manor restaurant in West Orange and a jazz performance from Bossa Nova Productions.

Festivities will kick off at 8 am, with the first 100 customers receiving a free tote bag for all of their shopping needs. All shoppers are welcome to experience the store’s refreshed look and updates, all while joining in on the fun schedule of events listed below:

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Ariane Kitchen & Bar Hosts First Annual Holiday Bazaar

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 1:15pm


Ariane Kitchen & Bar (706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona) will host its first Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 13 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Kick off your holiday shopping, go mingle, and enjoy cookies and cider at this great event.

Ariane Duarte, owner and chef of Ariane Kitchen & Bar, said she wanted to support other local businesses owners in a fun way. “The vendors participating are all people who started their own businesses, some well established and others just starting out. We think it’s a great way to support other entrepreneurs,” Ariane told Baristanet. Continue Reading

Montclair FD Responds to Fire on North Fullerton Avenue Early This Morning

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 12:07pm



Early this morning, MFD units responded to a call from a residence on North Fullerton Avenue to find a debris pile burning next to the house. The fire had already extended and caught the house on fire as well. Deputy Chief Robert Duncan reports:

On October 31, at 3:23am the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire on North Fullerton Ave. MFD units arrived to find a debris pile burning next to the house. The fire had already extended and caught the house on fire as well. MFD units extinguished the fire, it was placed under control at 3:43am. Fire damage was limited to the exterior wall of the house. There was also heavy smoke damage on the first floor and, moderate smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. One of the residents was treated and released by the MAU for smoke inhalation. There weren’t any fire department injuries. MFD units cleared the scene at 4:39am. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Win a Lunch With Bobbi Brown and Other Famous Entrepreneurs at SAVE of Essex County Charity Buzz Auction

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 11:45am

bobbi brownNow through November 15, you can bid online to meet and have lunch with some of the top leaders in the sports, beauty, publishing, and marketing industries. All proceeds benefit SAVE of Essex County, a program of Family Service League, and Essex County’s only sexual violence center.

If you have a passion for beauty, you will learn the secrets of the make up industry over lunch with make up maven, Bobbi Brown of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, in Montclair.

One lucky soccer fan will be able to enjoy a lunch with Commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, at the MLS headquarters in New York City.

For the baseball enthusiast, you can win the opportunity to have lunch with Major League Baseball Network’s Lead Studio Host, Greg Amsinger, at MLB Network Studios in NJ.

Lunch with Carloyn Everson, Facebook VP of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook Headquarters in New York City, will provide an inside look into the world of Facebook. Continue Reading

Youth Night at the YMCA of Montclair, 11/5

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A Night at the Y! Youth in grades 4-7 are invited to come out to the first Youth Night of the new school year. Join friends at the Y to have some fun; shoot around in the gym; go for a swim; play games in the REC room and get to know other kids your age. Members $5/non-members $10. Free swim requires 10 people or more so bring a friend and let the Y know you want to swim when you register. Non-members must complete paperwork at sign in.

-Gym open for games and basketball
-Free swim available from 8:00pm-8:45pm
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Montclair’s Jim Johnson Puts in Paperwork For New Jersey Gubernatorial Run

BY  |  Monday, Oct 31, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)


Earlier this year, Montclair Councilor-At-Large and former Montclair mayor Bob Russo had said he was exploring the idea of entering the NJ gubernatorial race. Now another Montclair candidate has come forward, filing paperwork last week to become a candidate for governor. Continue Reading

Time to Plant the Tulips in Montclair

BY  |  Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 3:35pm

Tulip Planting Day

May in Montclair is filled with tulips all throughout town and now is the time to start planting the beautiful bulbs. On Saturday, November 5 from 1 pm – 3 pm, you can join others for Tulip Planting Day in Anderson Park.

Head outdoors on a crisp fall day and “plant it forward” by helping Friends of Anderson Park plant 500 tulip bulbs, courtesy of May in Montclair. Bring a shovel, trowel and tulip digger if you have them. (Shovels are particularly useful.) They will have lots of gloves and provide some tools.

Meet at the north end of Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair. (Raindate: Sunday, Nov. 6, 1-3 p.m.) To sign up or to ask questions email here or call 973.477.7207.



Escape Montclair To Close For Good Tomorrow, 10/31

BY  |  Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 11:51am


It’s not a trick. Escape Montclair will close tomorrow, on Halloween.

Bryan Gregg, chef/owner announced today he is closing his Montclair eatery on Bloomfield Ave., known for its inventive, locally-sourced fare. Escape opened in Spring 2013.

“We’ve decided not to renew our lease in Montclair as it comes due in November. My focus has been fully-dedicated to my new venture, Tastes by Bryan Gregg. Our first location opened in September in West Orange, NJ (235 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ) with one more to be announced soon. I’m just not able to spend the countless hours that are required to successfully run Escape, at the restaurant”, says Gregg. Continue Reading

Why Sportsmanship Matters: Athletes Explore at Yogi Berra Museum

BY  |  Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 10:30am

These have not been glory days for sportsmanship. In front of a global audience, last summer’s Rio Olympics at times became a showcase for bad behavior and bad sports. And on many youth, high school, college and professional playing fields across America recently, there has been a growing number of unsportsmanlike incidents.


Is sportsmanship declining, or even dying? Can it be taught in our win-at-all costs sports mentality? A highly accomplished panel of professional athletes, former and current, will share their insights in “Why Sportsmanship Matters” on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, the latest in a town hall program series presented by the Museum and Parabolic Performance & Rehab.

The series, which was launched in August with “Building a Championship Culture,” is ideal for student-athletes, parents, coaches and athletic directors, with each program designed to educate and empower sports stakeholders at every level.

Sports parenting guru Rick Wolff, host of WFAN’s popular call-in show “Sports Edge,” will moderate a panel discussion that includes: Bryce Salvador, a former 14-year NHL veteran and captain of the New Jersey Devils; Devon Kennard, linebacker for the New York Giants; and Christie Welsh, a former women’s U.S. National Team player and current girls coach at Montclair Kimberley Academy.

Each athlete will also answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $15 per adult, $10 for students. To RSVP visit www.yogiberramuseum.org or call (973) 655-2378.

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, October 30

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 3:46pm

Close to 60 open houses in the general Baristaville area this Sunday.

8 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair


List Price: $899,000
Taxes: $24,505
Acreage: 0.25
BRM/BTH: 6/4.2


Classical Revival style home built in 1887 featuring high ceilings, sleek hardwood floors, a third floor retreat, home office with separate entrance, and multi-zone central air & heat. Close to Montclair Art Museum. This property is the original home within a planned-unit development with HOA fee covering snow removal and yard maintenance. Open 2-4 p.m.

10 Crestmont Rd. 3-D, Montclair


List Price: $370,000
Taxes: Not available
Acreage: 1600 sq ft
BRM/BTH: 3/2

Pre-WWII Georgian brick co-op offering high ceilings, bay windows, new oak and herringbone floors, two newer tiled baths, kitchen with tiled counters & backsplash,custom cabinets and tile floor. Maintenace fee includes: heat, gas, water, hot water, 24 hour doorman and security, building & grounds care, property taxes, interest on underlying mortgage. Approximately 36.6% of the monthly maintenance is tax deductible. Open 2-4 p.m.

15 Skytop Terrace, Montclair


List Price: $495,000
Taxes: $13,850
Acreage: .19
BRM/BTH: 4/2

Four-bedroom mid century ranch on a wooded Cul-de-Sac. Features screened porch, two first floor bedrooms with adjacent full bath, central air and large basement recreation room. Updated kitchen has granite counters and SS appliances. Near 20-acre wooded Bonsal Nature Preserve with hiking and biking trails. Walk to NYC bus or five-minute drive to Route 3 Park & Ride. Open 2-4 p.m.

11 Fairway, Bloomfield


List Price: $329,000
Taxes: $12,678
Acreage: .17
BRM/BTH: 3/1.1

Side hall colonial with recently sanded hardwood floors and freshly painted interior. Living room with wood burning fireplace and bay window. Kitchen with separate eating area. Powder room on first floor, bedrooms and bathroom on second floor. Walk up attic. Finished basement. Enclosed sun porch overlooking park-like yard. Open 2-4 p.m.

926 Bloomfield Avenue, Glen Ridge


List Price: $185,000
Taxes: NA
Acreage: NA
BRM/BTH: 1/1

Renovated one bedroom features new kitchen with granite counter tops, new cabinets, new flooring and appliances, new bathroom with modern fixtures and tile. All rooms have been freshly painted. Wood floors have been refinished. This unit gets a lot of natural light. Doorman every day from 8 a.m. – 12 midnight. Monthly maintenance fee includes all taxes, heat, hot water, electric and cooking gas. Bus stops right out front. Open 2-4 p.m.

110 Elm Place, Nutley


List Price: $534,900
Taxes: $17,107
Acreage: .15
BRM/BTH: 4/2

Four bedroom Colonial with a gourmet kitchen, sunroom, french doors, hardwood floors and chestnut mouldings and second floor laundry room. Third floor is a finished two-room suite. Finished basement. Walk to NYC buses, shopping, schools and parks. Open 2-4 p.m.

44 Phyllis Road, West Orange


List Price: $299,000
Taxes: $9,660
Acreage: .11
BRM/BTH: 4/1.1

Cape Cod located on quiet street close to NYC bus, shopping, parks, schools & houses of worship. House includes updated open kitchen with access to screened porch w/ceiling fan, refinished wood floors, replacement windows, recreation room in basement. Open 1-4 p.m.

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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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