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Baristanet Profile: Nia West Williams

Name: Nia West Williams Where do you live? West Orange, NJ When did you move there? I moved back to Essex County about 10 years ago. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Montclair and...

Baristanet Profile: Sam Zimerman

Name: Sam Zimerman  Where do you live? Montclair!  When did you move there? We moved from Toronto when I was 8 years old for my parents' jobs.  Where did you grow up? Right here. However, I went to school in...

Tigers, Sunflowers, Landscapes and Inspiration: Montclair Art Museum Opens Four Fall Exhibits

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is in the midst of a modern transformation, but its Montclair and New Jersey roots continue to keep it grounded. Prior to the September 10th opening of MAM’s four...

Baristanet Profile: Carla Creimer

Name: Carla Creimer Where do you live? In Upper Montclair, in the very north end of town. When did you move there? In 2010. I came with my husband and kids from Hoboken where we had lived...

Baristanet Profile: Alonya Holley

Name:  Alonya Holley Where do you live? Newark,NJ When did you move there? At the age of 2 Where did you grow up? North Newark How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I’m the owner of...

Cleyvis Natera’s NERUDA ON THE PARK Explores Gentrification, Family Connections and Neighborhood Survival

Montclair's Cleyvis Natera recently published her debut novel, NERUDA ON THE PARK, to a warm reception from outlets as varied as The Today Show and Elle Magazine to Refinery29 and The Rumpus. The complicated, recognizable relationships...

Eclectic Restaurants Thrive in Downtown Bloomfield

Did you know that Bloomfield, NJ was called the “horseradish capital of the world” in the 19th century? Or that the Blow Pop comes from Bloomfield thanks to the Charms Candy Company, which was...

Baristanet Profile: Lisa Conforti

Name: Lisa Conforti aka Karma Sabitch Where do you live? Cedar Grove When did you move there? Four years ago. Where did you grow up? Born and raised in Newark. Moved to Nutley in 1986 and attended high school...

Baristanet Profile: Brooke Kessler

Name: Brooke Kessler Where do you live? Montclair, near the Walnut Street Neighborhood When did you move there? After my divorce in 2017, I decided to come back to Montclair because Montclair is home, and I wanted...

Baristanet Profile: Emily Klein

Name: Emily Klein Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? 2013 Where did you grow up? Here!! I’m a replant - fled when I was old enough then found my way back when my kid was...

Baristanet Profile: Wendy Fox-Warfield

Name: Wendy Fox-Warfield Where do you live? We moved from 14 years in Montclair to West Orange When did you move there? About four years ago; we are in a great neighborhood! Where did you grow up? My husband and...

Always in Fashion: MHS Club Sisters on the Runway Has a Purpose

True to their name, Sisters on the Runway (SOR), a Montclair High School club focused on education and organizing events that benefit women and children affected by domestic violence, hosted their annual fashion show...

Baristanet Profile: Gail Stavitsky

Name:  Gail Stavitsky Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? August 1995 Where did you grow up? Shaker Heights, Ohio How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?  I work at the Montclair...

Baristanet Profile: Andrea Smalley

Name: Andrea Smalley Where do you live? South End of Montclair When did you move there? July 2015 Where did you grow up? I was born in Las Vegas, but spent most of my childhood in San Diego. How do you...

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