Giveaway: Can You Guess Paper Mill Playhouse’s Upcoming Season?

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Paper Mill Playhouse

Each year Paper Mill Playhouse runs a contest with five images that tease the titles of productions for the upcoming season. Can you guess what the theatre has in store for 2017-18 based on the images above?

Once you figure out the 5 productions that will run in Paper Mill’s upcoming season, email us at with your guess. The first person to answer correctly will win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show. The deadline to enter is midnight February 26. The season will be announced on February 27.


Glen Ridge Crime: Burglaries and Car Break-in

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crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-10-2017 at 8:21 PM
Incident: Burglary
Description: Officer Patricia Romaine was dispatched to Highland Avenue on a report of a burglary to a residence. Sometime after 6:00pm on February 10, 2017, an unidentified suspect cut a screen on the rear porch and entered through a sliding glass door. The suspect then removed a jewelry box before exiting through the front door. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-12-2017 at 9:29 AM
Incident: Burglary to Detached Garage
Description: Officer Matthew Perigo was dispatched to Lincoln Street on a report of a burglary to a detected garage. Sometime between January 17th and February 12th, an unidentified suspect entered the garage through an unsecured rear door. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance Edition at the Newark Museum

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Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance Edition

There are many “Paint and Sip” events these days, but this one is really unique and fabulous! Newark Museum will host a Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance-themed Paint and Sip on Friday, February 24.

The evening will focus on the Harlem Renaissance and the big band movement that followed, so they encourage all you Dolls and Cool Cats to put on your best flapper-style dress, fedora or zoot suit and Lindy Hop your way to the Newark Museum. Partake in an art studio painting session paired with a private tour of authentic works from the era in the museum’s Harlem Renaissance installation. Continue Reading

Two Pedestrians Struck Friday Night on Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 10:36am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Photo: Mark Jaworski

Two pedestrians were seriously injured Friday night when they attempted to cross Bloomfield Ave. in the middle of the block, away from an intersection or crosswalk. The two pedestrians, a 29-year-old Montclair woman and a 55-year-old Milltown man, were struck by a single motor vehicle just before 11 p.m., traveling westbound, in the area of 401 Bloomfield Avenue, reports Lt. David O’Dowd, Detective Bureau Commander, Montclair Police.

Both were transported to the hospital by emergency medical personnel. The incident is under investigation.

Hall of Fame Lacrosse Coach Dom Starsia Holds Coaching Clinic With Lacrosse Club of Montclair

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It was standing room only in the “Fuzzy” Furlong Field House at Woodman Field as Dom Starsia, former men’s head Lacrosse coach at the University of Virginia, led a wide ranging discussion on lacrosse on Saturday, February 11. Topics of this highly engaging forum included Coach Starsia’s own championship career; his take on best motivational practices; his thoughts on leadership; his views on the current state of recruiting; as well as some X’s & O’s for a packed crowd of more than 60 youth and high school coaches from across New Jersey.

Montclair lacrosse, with its rich history of leadership, innovation and success was proud to host youth, club and varsity lacrosse coaches from all over the state. The surrounding area seems to be uniquely positioned to support youth lacrosse with the dozens of former college players who call the area home. And the overall feedback from the participants at the clinic was overwhelming. The coaches felt extremely fortunate to have such intimate access to one of the game’s greatest coaches. “His knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious,” said Ryan Coakley. “There was no doubt if we hadn’t told (Coach Starsia) the time was up, he would have gone on strong for another two hours. And we would have soaked up every bit of it. Whether it was deep dives into defensive schemes or best drills for youth practices, every coach walked out of that room better prepared for the season. It was a real treat for Montclair.”

One of the hottest issues in lacrosse over the past few years is the increasingly young age at which top recruits are expected to commit to college programs, some as early as eighth grade. Coach Starsia discussed his support for pending NCAA lacrosse recruiting legislation that would prevent contact between NCAA coaching staffs and prospective recruits until September 1st of a player’s junior year of high school. The rule is currently scheduled to be decided this April. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Tickets to See Robert Ellis at Outpost in the Burbs

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Robert Ellis

Outpost in the Burbs will presents Texas-born singer-songwriter Robert Ellis in a “New Voices” show — which presents emerging or “indie” musicians to the Outpost stage — on Saturday, February 25 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Opening the show will be Courtney Hartman.

Robert Ellis has named his new album after himself and the reason is clear. The album is both his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. Robert Ellis opens with “Perfect Strangers,” a meditation on what brings people together (and how tenuous that connection can be), and ends with “It’s Not OK,” a raw look at emotional compromise. Between those two powerful bookends are nine other songs that set Ellis’s soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills-irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense.

With just six songs, it’s astonishing how Courtney Hartman’s debut solo recording tells such a vivid story. ‘Nothing We Say’ is flush with intimate ruminations on her life as a traveling musician and a deep curiosity about the world around her. The luminous EP, delivers on the promise always apparent in her work as a guitarist and songwriter for Della Mae, the Grammy-nominated string band, along with her collaborations with Bryan Sutton, Jim Lauderdale, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, among others.

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School of Rock Montclair Faculty Member Wins SOPAC’s “Blues In The Loft” Competition

BY  |  Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair

Vin Mott, who teaches drums and vocals at School of Rock Montclair, recently won the “Blues In The Loft” Competition, a presentation of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), the New Jersey Blues Alliance, and Hat City Kitchen.  The contest’s preliminary rounds, which attracted participants from across New York and New Jersey, were held on eight consecutive Sundays at Hat City Kitchen, with the final battle presented at SOPAC to a sell out crowd.

“Winning the competition was completely unexpected,” says Mott, who was a crowd favorite at the event.  “The other competitors were all friends of mine and really talented, so I figured it was anyone’s game.  So when I won, it was pretty exciting.”
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Ancient Order of Hibernians Celebrates 117 Years With a Dinner & Dance Party

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Ancient Order of Hibernians

Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, Montclair NJ, will celebrate its 117th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday February 25 at the Mayfair Farms, West Orange.

This year’s Guests of Honor are Hon. Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The annual event will begin with a cocktail hour, including open bar, hot and cold appetizers, a Martini Bar and a “Silent Auction”.  Dinner and dancing will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Irish and American music provided by The Eamonn Ryan Showband.

Dinner Chairman Jim Fallon invites the public to attend “one of the most enjoyable events of the St. Patrick’s Day season” and join them in recognizing the many achievements of the honorees.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday Feb. 19

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Close to 50 open houses in Baristaville this Sunday. Our first property is an opulent Georgian with a pond in the family room, great for baptisms, thirsty horses or dog baths.

177 Gates Avenue, Montclair

List Price: $1,375,000
Taxes: $45,447
Acreage: 0.87
BRM/BTH: 6/4.2

1925 Georgian with center foyer and grand stairwell, oak floors, original shell cabinetry, a mosaic fountain in the family room, library with built-ins, French doors leading to the rear patio. Second floor features master bedroom suite with walk-in closets, jetted tub, double sink and marble floors plus three more bedrooms and a Jack & Jill bathroom. Third floor has two additional bedrooms, two baths and an exercise room. Stone patio with Wisteria-covered pergola and garden pond. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Get Ready For Hillside’s 29th Annual Free Community-Wide Swap, Saturday, 2/25

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You’ve got this long weekend to get ready before the 29th Free Community-Wide Swap. It’s happening at Hillside School (54 Orange Road, Montclair) next Saturday, 2/25. Drop off donations on February 24th from 4-6:30pm in the Hillside gym. Browse the free swap on Saturday the 25th from 9-11 am. Continue Reading

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