Day Camp Scare

Of all the fears that can freak a parent out, news that somebody at your kid's day camp came down with bacterial menigitis and died is about the worst. That's what happened this weekend...

We Just Want to Know: What’s in That Garbage Bag?

Ok, it's very clear that there are a lot of people out there who are much, much, much better eco-citizens than the Barista. One of them is Molly Monahan, who was just elated last...

A is for Airhead, B is for Bling Bling …

We swear we didn't mean to spy, it's just that our Spanish exchange student, Diana, used the back of this sheet of paper to write down a phone message for us. What we found was...

Department of Self-Congratulation

Type "Fuggedaboutit" into Google and see who comes up first.

Or Would You Prefer a Broomstick?

The Barista wouldn't want to, in any way, bias the results of an ultra-scientific public opinion survey. But we were surprised to hear yesterday that somebody actually preferred the Decamp 33 bus to the...

Internet-Free Montclair

Did you hear the silence? That would be the internet being turned off. Between about 4 and 8 this evening, most of the big machers on the Montclair internet scene were decidedly offline. The occasion?...

Chillin’

Seen above the Glen Ridge Community Pool, 3:22 pm. Saturday.

Having a BBQ?

Go see what Cat's cooked up over on the Food page. Every week, she checks out the local farmer's markets, brings something back and shares the recipe with the Barista. This week, it's sugar...

Sugar Plum Magic

This week’s find at the Montclair Farmer's Market: sugar plums. No fairies spotted … you’ll have to wait till Christmas for them! Ginger from Tree-Licious Orchards told us that their farm has been involved with...

Breakfast in Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Zoning Board of Adjustment voted last week to allow the abandoned Short Stop Diner (famous for its Eggs in a Skillet) to become a Dunkin' Donuts. You can fret all you want...