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Baristanet Profile: Ari Laing

Name: Ari Laing Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? May 2020 Where did you grow up? Tampa, Florida How do you make a living? I am a food photographer, stylist, and recipe developer. In...

Baristanet Profile: Pete Simon

Name: Pete Simon Where do you live? In the neighborhood of laddered streets between Grove Street and Ridgewood Avenue that have the border between Montclair and Glen Ridge running through them. I like to refer to it...

Baristanet Profile: Apryl Sneed

Name: Apryl Sneed Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I have lived in Montclair for over 20 years.  Where did you grow up? Newark, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your...

Baristanet Profile: Molli Dowd

Name: Molli Dowd Where do you live? Verona When did you move there? 2000 Where did you grow up? Tucson, Arizona. My husband is from Montclair, which brought us to the area. How do you make a living?...

Remembering Bill Nigh

We learned the news today that a longtime friend to Baristanet on Twitter, Bill Nigh, died earlier this month. Nigh had amassed close to 25,000 followers on Twitter and was proud of his following. The...

Baristanet Profile: 2020 Year in Review

  2020 has been a helluva year. With everyone staying closer to home, many of us have gotten to know our towns and the residents even better despite being socially distant. The weekly Friday Profile...

Baristanet Profile: Natalie Haddad

Name:  Natalie Haddad Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? I’ve been here almost six years. Where did you grow up? Not here! I’m originally from Seattle, Washington (born in Tacoma if you really want to...

Baristanet Profile: Maiko Shimizu

Name: Maiko Shimizu Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? Summer, 2016 Where did you grow up? Tokyo, Japan How do you make a living? OR what is your everyday passion? Full-time mom by...

Baristanet Profile: Natalie Pitts

Name: Natalie Pitts Where do you live? I live in the culturally rich historic South End of Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I moved to Montclair from East Orange in 1993 with son Jimmy and...

Baristanet Profile: Karlene Palmer-Mcleod

Name: Karlene Palmer- Mcleod Where do you live? We live on Grove Street in Montclair, NJ. When did you move here? 2017 - We moved from Hoboken, NJ after moving from Miami, FL in 2013. Where did you...

Baristanet Profile: Daniela Costanzo

Name:  Daniela Costanzo Where do you live? Bloomfield! When did you move there? I moved to Bloomfield from Montclair in 2015 Where did you grow up? Paterson! How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?  I am the...

Baristanet Profile: Sarah Reppert

Name: Sarah Reppert Where do you live? Downtown Montclair When did you move here? 10+ years ago Where did you grow up? Woodbridge, NJ. How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I co-own architect studios located in Lackawanna...

Baristanet Profile: David Wharton

Name: David Wharton Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? We moved here in 2013. Where did you grow up? New York and Texas How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?...

Baristanet Profile: Claudia Sherwood

Name: Claudia Sherwood Where do you live? Upper Montclair, NJ When did you move there? From Manhattan, 11 years ago. A new life for my young daughter in a nurturing community. Where did you grow up? Upstate NY. I loved forests,...