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Baristanet Profile: Brett Wellman Messenger

Name: Brett Wellman Messenger Where do you live? Bloomfield, in a neighborhood we jokingly call MontAdj (Montclair Adjacent), near Brookside Park. When did you move there? I moved to Jersey from East Harlem in 2016 to...

Montclair’s Taylor Lee Talks Breaking Pageant Barriers, Inspirations, and Favorite Hometown Hangouts

Taylor Lee is not one to let an opportunity pass her by. This spring and summer have been a whirlwind of activity thanks to an Instagram post about the Miss New Jersey USA Pageant...

Baristanet Profile: Jennifer Snyder

Name: Jennifer Snyder Where do you live? Montclair by Edgemont Park When did you move there? We’ve been in Montclair for 16 years. Where did you grow up?I grew up In Portland, Oregon.  My husband and I have lived...

Baristanet Profile: Sheila Frye

Name: Sheila Frye Where do you live? The South End of Montclair When did you move there? I’ve lived in Montclair for 20+ years, but I’ve been in my current house for 8 years. Where did you grow up? I spent...

Baristanet Profile: Jose German-Gomez

Name: Jose German-Gomez Where do you live? In Montclair When did you move there? 2000 Where did you grow up? I grew up between Puerto Rico, New York City and Dominican Republic How do you make a living? OR What...

Baristanet Profile: Gray Russell

Name: Gray Russell Where do you live? Lorraine Avenue, Montclair 07043 When did you move there? 1984 Where did you grow up? Fairmount Avenue, LaSalle Road, No. Mountain Avenue, Montclair How do you make a living? OR What is your...

Baristanet Profile: Alex Saneski

Name: Alex Saneski Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? 2016 Where did you grow up? Passaic, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I own and operate APEM Creamery in...

18 LGBTQ+ Focused Books to Read All Year Long

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, and with rainbows and flag-raisings, it seems that support for LGBTQ+ residents is ubiquitous. However, it's important to ensure that the language we use...

Baristanet Profile: Joseph Burgos

Name: Joseph Burgos Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 10+ years ago Where did you grow up? Long Island, NY (Wyandanch) How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?  My passion begins with my...

Baristanet Profile: Marcia Almeida

Name: Marcia Almeida Where do you live? Montclair, near Applegate Farm When did you move there?  1972 Where did you grow up? Dominican Republic How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am 70+...

Travel to Leola’s Lady Land to Learn Gay History for Straight People

Throughout June, Luna Stage welcomes Leola’s Lady Land for five performances of Gay History for Straight People, a “Gay through Z guide through the complexities of the LGBTQYMCA+ community." The Luna Stage performances will...

Baristanet Profile: Payal Patel

Name: Dr. Payal Patel Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I originally moved to Montclair in 2015.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, which is an hour North...

Baristanet Profile: Jeffrey Butler

Name: Jeffrey Butler Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange When did you move there? 2013 Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef...

Baristanet Profile: Kyra Peralte

Name: Kyra Peralte Where do you live? Montclair NJ When did you move there? 2010 Where did you grow up? Richmond, VA (Northside) How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I’m creator of The Traveling Diary,...

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