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Woot: Our Interview with Dan Zanes

I'm not embarrassed. I am a huge Dan Zanes fan. I don't need to pretend that I have Alison Krauss on my iPod. Dan Zanes does it for me. Oh, and my kids dig him,...

Crime In Baristaville Gives Me the Creeps

I shivered last night when I took my dog out. I looked over my shoulder, and I surveyed the sidewalks of Bloomfield Avenue where I live. I had a feeling a monster--maybe that scary...

This Week’s Highlights: February 25 – March 3

Our Upcoming Events calendar has plenty to keep you entertained this week. Check it often for all local happenings. Here are this week's highlights:     Get in Touch With NatureFeb. 25 Head over to Van Vleck House & Gardens...

Diary of Free Pancake Day at IHOP

Hey, these are lean economic times. So we headed right over to Free Pancake Day at IHOP on Broad Street in Bloomfield to get fat for free. Or almost free--we had to buy drinks...

Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Today is Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras. Traditionally, the Tuesday before Lent was also called Pancake Tuesday, because all the fats, eggs and dairy needed to be eaten before the forty days of fasting. But here's what...

Very Important Breaking News: Henry Winkler Coming to Short Hills

I thought the only thing interesting in Short Hills was the Spa. Or maybe that little mall out there. But now there's another reason to schlep to the softer side of Essex County: Arthur...

Oscar Awards 2009: Are There Any Local Parties?

I stay up way too late for the Oscar Awards every year, even though I need to know who wins Best Film Editing about as badly as I need to know how much it...

Get Greener This Weekend

Green is a religion in these here parts. So I am not sure I should admit that I have put the milk carton in the garbage can once or twice in my life. A few...

Party With Your Kids at Kid Kat Kabaret

To me, there's nothing better than taking my kids to an event where I can also drink hard liquor. So tonight, we're heading to Kid Kat Kabaret at Piano's Bar & Grill in Bloomfield.It's...

Too Much Over-Protection? From Our Kids to The MtcWatercooler

Many of you may know about The MtcWatercooler, a Yahoo group that's full of information but moderated by a small clan of over-protective, self-righteous locals. MontclairUnModerated, another Yahoo Group, eases up on the rules...

This Week’s Highlights: February 18 – 24

There's a lot going on this week. We wrote about Sunday's concert craze here and our Upcoming Events calendar is filled with other local happenings. Here are a few of this week's highlights:    Celebrate Black History Month Feb....

WTH? 3 Kid Concerts on Same Day, This Sunday

When I was a kid going to concerts was something you did as a teenager. My first concert was Def Leppard, I was thirteen, and I lost my voice screaming Pour Some Sugar on...

Laughing Before My Root Canal

Tomorrow, I'm getting a root canal. But I choose to see things positively, at least I am not putting my house on the market (yet).Here's a video--complete with more than 10 million viewers--that cheered...

A Local Safety Announcement

While we were on a Sunday afternoon drive (looking for open houses with free cookies--we didn't find either), we stumbled across this sign at Edgemont Pond. We found the following safety announcement that just...