Montclair Woman to Present the Art of Wabembe Exhibition, in Celebration of Her Father and Black History Month

BY  |  Friday, Feb 03, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Art of Wabembe Africana Institute at the Gallery of Essex County College will host the Art of Wabembe exhibition of the collection of the late Carl Whiteurs, for Black History Month. The community is invited to attend the reception on Friday, February 24. Whiteurs’ daughter, Ghana Imani Hylton, a Montclair resident, will speak on her father’s work and life.

Carl Whiteurs was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and then lived in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey, before entering the United States Air Force. He was known as the Michelangelo of the Air Force for his massive paintings. Wabembe, as he became known, began doing graphic designs in middle school and progressed quickly as an artist. He became active in the Pan African Movement and focused much of his work on the African and Black experiences. Wabembe designed magazine and book covers including a book cover for Amiri Baraka, an album cover for singer James Mtume. Additionally, he completed commissioned paintings for Muhammad Ali and a portrait of former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere. He lived in Los Angeles, California until his death in 2008.

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Groundhog Day Prediction by Essex Ed Means Six More Weeks of Winter

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 2:21pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Essex Ed, resident groundhog at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo, saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Thursday, February 2nd. The Groundhog Day legend states that if the groundhog sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter weather. In addition, Essex Ed predicted the Atlanta Falcons would defeat the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl. Continue Reading

Shop Books for Bucks Saturday and Support Project Graduation, 2/4

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

This Saturday, head over to Montclair High School auditorium and shop for books! There will thousands of children’s and adult books for sale and the proceeds go to benefit Project Graduation 2017, a safe, fun celebration for Montclair High School’s graduating class.

Books for Bucks to Benefit Project Graduation
Saturday, February 4, 9 am to 3 pm
MHS Auditorium, Park Street

Montclair TV34 Gets New Station Manager and Programming

BY  |  Friday, Jan 27, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair TV34

Montclair TV34 has a new station manager and new programming. Frederick Gearhart was hired in December, when he left his job at Princeton Community Television. Prior to that, he worked at Bloomfield’s government access station WBMA-TV. Gearhart is originally from Glen Ridge and graduated from Bloomfield College in 2010.

Gearhart says viewers can expect to see an up-to-date bulletin board (updated daily) featuring government and non-profit community events — there are currently slides from the Montclair Public Library, Montclair Art Museum, and Edgemont House,  to name a few. There will also be live streams of the Planning & Town Council Meetings.
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State of the Art 2017: A Studio Montclair Exhibit Opening Next Month

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

State of the art 2017

Kim Schmitt Thomas: The Mountain, acrylic and mixed media on mounted hardboard, 24H x 24W”

Studio Montclair announces “State of the Art 2017,” an exhibit on view from February 3 to April 14, featuring the work of 80 members. The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 3.

“State of the Art 2017” includes the work in a variety of styles and media from Studio Montclair members. The artists featured in the exhibition are:

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Dear Alma: Hiding The Guest List, Dealing With Inedible Dinners and More

BY  |  Monday, Jan 23, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dear Alma

Dear Alma,

My wonderful boyfriend surprised me by making dinner last week. It was very thoughtful as I’ve just started a new job and haven’t had much time to decompress. However, it was nearly inedible. He told me he was making a meat sauce so I had an expectation of what it would be like, but it was not quite the bolognese I had in mind. My question for you is what do you do when someone you care for goes out of their way to make you something nice, and you’re very thankful, but just can’t eat it?! I didn’t handle the situation well. I appreciate what he did but don’t understand how he could have messed it up so badly!

The Mean Girlfriend Who Refused to Eat Her Boyfriend’s Meal

Dear The Mean Girlfriend Who Refused to Eat Her Boyfriend’s Meal,
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Women’s March On Washington – Montclair Edition UPDATED

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 7:36am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Women's March On Washington - Montclair Edition (Developing)

2:50 a.m: In the predawn hours Saturday, less than 24 hours after the inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of local residents boarded a line of chartered buses in front of Montclair High School. The six buses were bound for The Women’s March on Washington, a massive national rally expected to draw crowds five times larger than the inauguration itself.

Though the morning was still pitch-black, the buses’ headlights illuminated the marchers, some of whom carried signs displaying hopeful and angry sentiments: “I could be at home but you give me no choice” — “No Room for Hate Here” — “Rebellions are Built on Hope.”

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Montclair resident Constance Harding was there with two friends, Mallory and John, also of Montclair. “I’m here to support women’s rights and to protest sexual assault,” she said. “I’m a 3-time sexual assault survivor. I’m here to kick some ass.” Continue Reading

Montclair To Represent At Women’s March on Washington

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 12:01pm  |  COMMENTS (77)

 Women's March on Washington

Many Montclair women and their daughters will join the hundreds of thousands of women across the country to attend the Women’s March on Washington or another of the local sister marches in NJ or NYC on Saturday, January 21. Whether they take buses organized by local women, drive, or take a train, they will all get together to stand together in solidarity for the protection of women’s rights, safety,  health, and their families.

Baristanet spoke with several of the women (and one man) to learn what joining the march means to them:

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Honoring Dr. King Today

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (8)

"Keeping the Dream," A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at NJPAC

Dr. Martin Luther King’s life has been honored by a national holiday since 1986. Today throughout Baristaville and the nation, people will come together to remember Dr. King at a service or by participating in a day of service.

Check out some local services and events to honor MLK here and watch his famous speech below:

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Dear Alma: Navigating Friend Relationships With Married Men, Cooking For Guests

BY  |  Monday, Jan 09, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dear Alma: Navigating Friend Relationships With Married Men, Cooking For GuestsDear Alma,

At work I’ve met some really interesting, funny men. I see them infrequently but would love to see them more often, outside of the work setting, maybe have them over for dinner. By the way I am happily married. I don’t know their wives but would love to invite both husband and wife over for a meal. Is it inappropriate? Would the wife feel threatened that her husband has a female friend? I’m concerned too, that my husband will feel threatened that I have a male friend- even though he will see that this friend is happily married. I want to clarify that there is no funny business involved! I just enjoy the companionship of both men and women. How would you proceed? Is this something a married person should avoid doing?

Feeling Short Changed On Who I Can Socialize With

Dear Feeling Short Changed On Who I Can Socialize With,

Pardon my frankness, but as long as you are honest with yourself about not wanting to lure the guest(s) into your bed with your delicious cooking, I see no reason why you shouldn’t invite them over. New friends are the spice of life whether they are men, women, Syrian refugees, whomever. I would suggest discussing it with your partner and if he has an issue with it, there may be other issues at play in your marriage that need to be addressed. As for the wives of the men, they’ll have to figure that one out themselves, not you.

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