Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lifestyle

Check My Nails: Montclair Salon Gets Creative With Alfresco Nail Services

Reopening for personal care businesses happened at the end of June, which meant devotees of nail salons could return for a French manicure or much needed pedicure. Even with new safety guidelines, the return...

MontClairVoyant: Where the Streets Have Faux Names

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, It's late August in this news-filled summer, so how about a silly change of pace for one week? I have just the thing: a column containing made-up origins of Montclair street names. For...

Van Vleck House & Gardens To Host First Annual Autumn Plant Sale

Get ready for fall planting by joining Van Vleck House & Gardens at their first-annual Autumn Plant Sale. This in person plant sale will be safe and smaller and feature interesting fall plants and...

MontClairVoyant: A Rising Tide (of Angst) Lifts All-Remote (Schooling)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, During this Covid time, Montclair's school year will start with all-remote instruction rather than a choice of remote or a remote/in-school hybrid. Reaction? Sincerely, Revision Decision I thought the hybrid plan was worth a try, but...

Old Montclair Building’s Revival Reconnects to Living Past: Meet Grayford’s 1931

Montclair, NJ - Take a stroll down Montclair’s Bloomfield Ave. these days, and you might forget that the tallest commercial building, at least by sight, used to be just four stories. With the arrival...

MontClairVoyant: After the Tropical Storm, a Topical Swarm (of Topics)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Sadly, Montclair this week was still feeling the impact of August 4's Tropical Storm Isaias. Lingering power outages, downed trees, fallen branches, etc. Were you affected? Sincerely, Wan With the Wind Less than many other residents....
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Support Local Black-Owned Businesses Now – Here’s How

With the ongoing fight to dismantle systemic racism in our society, an actionable way to support our community is to shop at Black-owned businesses.

MontClairVoyant: Where Students Will Decamp, and DeCamp’s Uncertain Future

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, You began your last two columns with commentary on what school might look like in Montclair this fall as the pandemic continues. Surely you won't do that for a third consecutive week? Sincerely, Condoleezza...

Montclair Public Library and Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles”

Montclair Public Library and the Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles” Registration: Will open in mid August Admission: $11 (can be used toward the purchase of “The Exiles” at watchung booksellers...

YMCA of Montclair Announces Park Street Pools Re-Opening

Montclair, NJ - The YMCA of Montclair is re-opening of its large and small pools at the Park Street YMCA on Monday, August 3, 2020. The large pool will be dedicated to...

MontClairVoyant: Will Montclair Say Hi to Hybrid Instruction?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, After surveying families during this pandemic time, our school district announced a proposed hybrid plan for the fall. If implemented, what would be the schedule? Sincerely, See You in September The specific days that hybrid...

MontClairVoyant: School Planning for the Fall Is Part of This Column’s Sprawl

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Montclair school district's current possible plan for this fall is to offer the options of both remote and in-classroom instruction. What do you think? Sincerely, Pair of Pedagogical Picks I think remote students will have...

Montclair Literary Festival Dishing Dirt With Bill Buford and Ruth Reichl Wednesday!

Join Montclair Literary Festival for an entertaining and gastronomic evening with former editor of Granta magazine and writer and editor for The New Yorker Bill Buford talking about his latest book Dirt with bestselling...

MontClairVoyant: New Jersey’s Primary Is Today’s Primary Topic

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Anything to say about New Jersey's July 7 primary as mail ballots have continued to be counted this week? Sincerely, Long Tall Tally Pinocchio first appeared in a story published on July 7, 1881; that puppet's...