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Baristanet Profile: Carmela Martinez

Name: Carmela Martinez Where do you live? Little Falls, NJ When did you move there? 2015 - We moved here from the Upper West Side, NYC, soon after my son was born. Where did you grow up?...

Making School Work at Home: Local Advice on Adjusting to Remote Learning

Congrats families! We made it a full week into Montclair Public School’s program in Remote Learning! Breakfasts and lunches are being provided for students who qualify, Chromebooks and hotspots have been distributed to families...

Baristanet Profile: Pamela Rose

Name: Pamela Rose Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? I moved to Montclair in 2000, and I remain happy here 20 years later! Where did you grow up? I grew up in Maplewood,...

Books: Boredom Busters for Tweens and Teens

Social distancing is rough on all of us, but maybe it's most difficult for our tweens and teens, separated not just from their friends but also from their routines. Families may also be experiencing...

Keep Kids Busy and Safe: Book Stash for Preschool and Elementary Readers

Family units are spending a lot more quality time together as we practice social distancing. Since in-person book store browsing is (or will soon be) off-limits and now that the libraries are closed, finding...

Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Montclair Teachers and Parents Offer Ideas

On Friday, what felt like an inevitable outcome was confirmed: The Montclair Schools District would be closed for a minimum of two weeks, possibly through April 20th. (en español) With libraries and museums closed,...

Baristanet Profile: Çınar Topakli

Name: Çınar Topakli Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 3 years ago Where did you grow up? Istanbul, Turkey How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a tattoo artist and...

Baristanet Profile: Sarah Elizabeth

Name: Sarah Elizabeth  Where do you live? We live in Bloomfield and my office is in downtown Montclair.  When did you move there? 4 years ago, 1 day before my little guy was born! Moved from the Upper West...

Locals Spotlight Vaginas at Benefit Performances of “The Vagina Monologues”

Vaginas were center stage for three nights last week at Montclair’s Studio Playhouse as two-dozen women performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues under the direction of William Michael Harper. The performances, produced by V-Day...

Baristanet Profile: Ashley Epps

Name: Ashley Epps Where do you live? I live in Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I’ve lived in Montclair for 22 years. I moved here at 6 years old. How do you make a living? OR...

Baristanet Profile: Susan Andrews

Name: Susan Andrews Where do you live? I live in Bloomfield. When did you move there? I moved from NYC to Montclair about 5 years ago. I bought a house in Bloomfield 2 years ago, but spend...

Baristanet Profile: Deborah Villarreal-Hadley

Name: Deborah Villarreal-Hadley (Debbie) Where do you live? On Midland – just a couple of doors from the plaque marking the geographic center of Montclair. It’s my family’s first house, having lived in a coop apartment...

The Montclair Art Museum presents ANIMALIA, an Exuberant Delight for All Ages

It's February and a lot of families are experiencing cabin fever and the winter doldrums. And the Montclair Art Museum has a cure! The new ANIMALIA exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum is an...

Baristanet Profile: Iris Lewis

Name: Iris Lewis Where do you live? Montclair, close to the Y, walkable to all the action When did you move there? About six years ago, I have a second grader and we absolutely live here for...

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