Montclair’s Stephen Colbert Makes Silly The New Sexy, Says Evie To HONY

BY  |  Tuesday, May 02, 2017 3:55pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Take a look at Montclair’s own Stephen and Evie Colbert looking so fine at the 2017 Met Gala. Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton caught up with the happy couple — we LOVE what Mrs. Colbert had to say about her Late Night funny man. HONY captures the exchange between the stunning couple below:

And if you don’t know the story of how the Colberts met, take a look at this:

MPL&F Open Book/Open Mind Event with Montclair’s own Bobbi Brown and Kristen Dollard.

BY  |  Friday, Apr 28, 2017 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

On May 9th, 2017 Best-selling author and international makeup mogul Bobbi Brown debuts her new book Beauty from the Inside Out. She will be in conversation with Kristen Dollard, Brand Director of Yoga Journal Digital about wellness, holistic beauty and confidence. First known as a renowned makeup artist and later an international entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown is the former CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Her products are sold in more than 400 stores and 20 countries worldwide. Bobbi is also a New York Times best-selling author and has written nine instructional and engaging beauty and lifestyle books including: Bobbi Brown Beauty, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty, and Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution. Bobbi’s message to women remains the same today as it was when she launched her brand in 1991: “The secret to beauty is simple—be who you are.”

In her newest book, Beauty from the Inside Out, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within based upon her own health practices and philosophy as well as information from a range of wellness experts. The guide includes detailed nutrition information, healthy food recipes, fitness tailoring, and advice on restorative yoga and mindfulness. New makeup techniques and skincare routines for an inner glow are included, too.

Bobbi will be in conversation about wellness with Kristen Schultz Dollard, the Editorial Director of Brand Strategy and Digital Project Development at Yoga Journal and Digital Content Editor of Vegetarian Times. Kristen launched the successful on-line education program for Yoga Journal offering accessible, digital- first classes with instructors such as Colleen Saidman Yee, Deepak Chopra and other esteemed yoga teachers. Kristen has also been the Digital Director of Conde Nast’s SELF Magazine and co-authored The Yoga Body Diet: Slim & Sexy (Without the Stress), with Ayurvedic Physician John Douillard. After the discussion, the authors will sign their books which will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers. Continue Reading

Sponsored: Bradford Bath and Tennis Club Hosts Open Houses on May 7 and 21

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 2:15pm


If this beautiful spring weather makes you long for warm summer nights – we have the perfect summer place for you!

Bradford Bath and Tennis Club will open its doors on Sunday, May 7 and May 21, from 3-5 p.m. Potential members can see our beautiful facilities and learn more about membership.



Bradford Bath and Tennis Club (BBTC) is a member-owned club tucked away on the hilltop edge above Upper Montclair. BBTC has seven sprawling acres of beautifully manicured grounds and provides a spectacular setting overlooking the NYC skyline. BBTC has two large heated pools, a safe baby pool, a newly renovated snack bar, a SportCourt, paddle court and eight clay tennis courts. BBTC offers plenty of options for you and your family to stay active and also cool off all summer.

The best part of BBTC are all the great members and fun things to do:

  • BBTC offers tennis for the beginner to advanced players in your family.
  • There are summer camp options for children 5 years old and older.
  • There is a swim team for school aged children.
  • We even offer a swim program for adults who want to work on their stroke or some good exercise.

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MontClairVoyant: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Montclair — Plus a Film Festival!

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)



The popular Montclair Film Festival (MFF) runs from April 28 to May 7 — 10 days! Does any other festival last as long?

Cinema and Pa

Yes — the never-ending MOADTOONBATTPWTNDSAMOTSWHHCSBCDDCTCIGRF (Montclair Officials Allowing Developers To Overbuild On/Near Bloomfield Avenue to the Point Where the Next Director Shooting a Movie On That Street Will Have Her Camera Smacked By Cars Driving Downhill, Catapulting That Camera Into Glen Ridge Festival).



You might consider joining Acronyms Anonymous. What film would you like to see at a future MFF?

Moe Shunn-Picture

Something with King Kong hanging from The MC hotel’s roof, flinging sushi rolls into the fuel tanks of cars after Delta service-station attendants twist off the gas caps.



Ape has hobby! Getting back to overbuilding, we learned at the April 25 Township Council meeting that Montclair code enforcement needs six more full- and part-time people to handle all the new construction. Thoughts? Continue Reading

Montclair Arbor Day: Free Tree Giveaway Event and Family Fun, 4/30

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 11:38am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair residents looking to enrich their yards and benefit the environment by planting and preserving shade trees on their properties can join the Montclair Environmental Commission for an Arbor Day event on Sunday April 30th between 9am and noon.

Shade trees can reduce increase property values, reduce cooling costs, remove carbon and air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitats, among other benefits. The Montclair Town Council officially approved a proclamation naming April 28th as Arbor Day in Montclair. The event will be held on the northeast edge of Edgemont Memorial Park.

Between 9am and noon, Montclair residents can come by to pick up free 2 foot high tree seedlings, for as long as supplies last. The varieties will include Flowering Dogwood, Black Gum, Eastern White Pine and Northern Red Oak.

Families can also participate in a tree scavenger hunt and earn the chance to win prizes donated by Montclair’s American Royal Hardware and Learning Express as well as a Watchung Booksellers gift basket worth $50 for one winner.
They will also learn about participation in the Montclair  poster contest, If Trees Could Speak, running from April 28th through May 8th for children in grades K-5th-. Continue Reading

Get Ready For The 30th Free Community-Wide Swap at Hillside School, 4/29

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The 30th Free, Community-Wide Swap at Hillside School is this Saturday, April 29. Past swaps have received thousands of donations of clothing, footwear, sports equipment, baby equipment, books, DVD’s, videos and more.

Hundreds of people have come from Montclair and the surrounding towns and have taken these items, all for free. The swaps are a win-win situation, with donors glad to have somewhere to bring their unwanted items, and with those taking the items thrilled to find things for themselves and their family at no cost.

Drop off donations on Friday, April 28th. Continue Reading

MontClairVoyant: April Is the Foolish Month, And This Spring Break Piece Proves It

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (30)


Are you away for Spring Break, or in Montclair?

The Easter Bunny

We traveled to Brookdale Park for my daughter’s weekly soccer game — and going through customs was a breeze!

Okay, so you’ve been home. What else did you do besides watch soccer?

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One thing I did NOT do was worry about my daughter’s homework for a few precious days. I’m still recovering from her science-fair project of turning vinegar and hot milk into plastic — creating an almost-usable credit card.

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MPL Presents Open Book/Open Mind Series: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in Conversation with Dr. Richard Besser

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

On April 30, Montclair Public Library & Foundation will present the next Open Book / Open Mind Series: Editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and award-winning former New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in conversation about healing American healthcare with Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and formerly ABC News’s Chief Health and Medical editor and the acting director of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Rosenthal will reveal the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad problems in her new book An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.

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George Lopez Riffs on Trump, Kids and the Wall at the Wellmont

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 7:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“If he builds the Wall, he better get it done in one day. Because if he leaves out any supplies overnight, they’ll be gone.”

Trump calls us [Mexicans] criminals and rapists. If I ever run into him, I’ll rob him and f**k him.”

Those were some of the politically incorrect, but hilarious jokes George Lopez told a packed house at the Wellmont on April 8. Lopez, who stars in the eponymous series on TV Land, took no prisoners as he lanced into Erik Estrada, kids, and white folks in a 90-minute set.

Estrada, the hunky highway patrolman from 70s hit show CHiPS, snubbed a 17-year old Lopez by not shaking his hand in 1978. Lopez vowed he’d never forgive Estrada.

“That experience made me nicer to people, but also drove me to say, ‘I’m going to be successful,’” Lopez told the Huffington Post.

Even kids were fair game. Lopez poked fun at kids who made Thanksgiving turkeys by tracing their hand with a crayon. “I’m supposed to act surprised?” He said. “Kids today do nothing and want an allowance, I’d tell them I’m allowing you to live.” He talked about the prevalence today of food allergies, adding that when he was a kid “I wasn’t allergic to shit, except being hungry.”

Lopez took a break from the irreverence when he told the crowd diversity is the future.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

happy easterBaristanet wishes you and yours a very Happy Easter! And Kalo Pascha for all celebrating Eastern Orthodox Easter.

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