Saturday, January 16, 2021

Lifestyle

MontClairVoyant: MPOA’s Marketing Saturation Strains Our Toleration

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Riddle of the day: Can a Montclair-related marketing campaign be too slick and well-funded for its own good? Sincerely, Ad Nauseam Not sure that question is a riddle, but I'll still answer it with the...

Only The Women Are Burning by Nancy Burke

Montclair author Nancy Burke has written a novel sure to ignite discussion and introspection. ONLY THE WOMEN ARE BURNING is set in Hillston, a town much like Montclair. The novel centers on the aptly...

SOPAC Presents Independent Voices: Virtual Conversation with NY Times Columnist and Editor Bret Stephens,...

South Orange, NJ - South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) will present its first event of the 2020-21 season, "Independent Voices: An Evening with Bret Stephens," moderated by Budd Mishkin. The event will...

MontClairVoyant: Jane Austen Is Better Than ‘Dense and Densibility’

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Does the Planning Board's recent approval of the too-big MC Residences on Orange Road leave a sour taste in your mouth? Sincerely, In a Pickle So much so that I started an online petition to rename...

Montclair Brewery Celebrates Second Annual Outdoor Oktoberfest With Social Distancing

Montclair, New Jersey -- Montclair Brewery is celebrating their second Oktoberfest since their opening in 2018. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 26 from 11:30 to 10:30 p.m. Their outdoor festival is...

J.R.M.S , A Montclair Father-Daughter Duo, Release Uplifting Album

Montclair father, Jeremy Ryan, and his nine-year-old daughter, Madison Skye, are on a mission to bring positivity into the world through music. The duo, performing as J.R.M.S., has released an eight-song album, You Me...

MontClairVoyant: When a Judge Won’t Budge, Democracy Holds a Grudge

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Is it accurate to say a Superior Court judge ruled September 11 against counting wrongly-rejected ballots from Montclair's all-mail spring election? Sincerely, Richard Right Accurate except for the word "Superior," because there was nothing "Superior" about...

MontClairVoyant: Hey, MPOA! Go Away, Okay?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A judge ruled that the Montclair Property Owners Association can have the cell-phone numbers and email addresses of residents to seek signatures for a November referendum to try killing much-needed rent control. Reaction? Sincerely, Tearful...

MontClairVoyant: A Six-Letter Word (Racism) Is a National and Local Expletive

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Joseph Putrino is no longer principal of Renaissance after showing a video said to be offensive at a September 2 online meeting of school-district staff. Reaction? Sincerely, Ann L. Lyze Racism is a plague on this...

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...