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21 Hot Summer Reads for All Ages

  School's out, vacations are planned, and Casual Fridays are in effect for some offices. Still, summer may look a little different for kids and adults these days with less roaming around aimlessly, more scheduled...

Baristanet Profile: Cleyvis Natera

Name: Cleyvis Natera Where do you live? Upper Montclair, near Applegate’s Ice Cream Shop When did you move there? December 2012 Where did you grow up? I was born in the Dominican Republic, migrated to NYC when I was ten...

Baristanet Profile: Elizabeth Méndez Berry

  Name: Elizabeth Méndez Berry Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? Four years ago Where did you grow up? In exotic Toronto, Canada How do you make...

Thanks to Restorative Justice Montclair, MHS Students can “Drop-In” for Circles, Serenity, and Green...

Montclair, NJ - Providing comfortable and welcome places for students to discuss, decompress, and explore positive choices for conflict resolution is getting easier at Montclair High School. Montclair’s Restorative Justice program hosted an open...

Friendship Secrets, Family Drama, and More in Alice Elliott Dark’s FELLOWSHIP POINT

Montclair author Alice Elliott Dark’s epic new novel, FELLOWSHIP POINT, follows a pair of friends through a lifetime of joys, tragedies, and accomplishments as they work to uphold the values they hold dear and...

Baristanet Profile: Sharyn Kreitzer

Name: Sharyn Kreitzer Where do you live? Montclair, NJ, near Watchung Plaza When did you move there? 2014 Where did you grow up? Westfield, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? After 25 years...

Baristanet Profile: Miranda Ferriss Jones

Name: Miranda Ferriss Jones Where do you live? Montclair! When did you move there? 2017 we moved from San Francisco where we’d been living for ten years. Where did you grow up? A teeny rural town: Monkton, Vermont How do you...

Baristanet Profile: Marcie Wallace

Name: Marcie Wallace. Fun fact: my yoga name is amba Where do you live? Verona When did you move there? Before my husband I were married, 31 years ago How do you make a living? I am a...

Baristanet Profile: Amanda O’Brien Milleisen

Name: Amanda O'Brien Milleisen Where do you live? I live Montclair, right by Edgemont Park, with my husband of 16 years, our 14-year-old twins, 9-year-old son, 1 1/2-year-old standard poodle, and 9-year-old selectively loving cat. When did...

Recklessly Delicious: Montclair Bread Becomes Rabble Rise Doughnuts

Montclair, NJ - When Rachel Wyman says less is more, she means it. For a baker, that means fewer ingredients, less inventory, keeping big flavors, and finding more time. For the owner of Montclair...

Baristanet Profile: Keri Setaro

Name:  Keri Setaro Where do you live? NOFU (I can’t believe that’s a thing!), Upper Montclair When did you move there? October 2020 Where did you grow up? Margate, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is...

Baristanet Profile: Jen Sypeck

Name: Jen Sypeck Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? July 2019 Where did you grow up? Eagleville, Pennsylvania How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? My career is in the creative space...

GRDIA: Doing the Work to Welcome and Include All of Glen Ridge

The purpose is in the name. The Glen Ridge Diversity and Inclusion Association (GRDIA) works to uphold a school district and community where all Glen Ridge families feel welcomed, seen, and included in their...

Baristanet Profile: Greg Pason

Name: Greg Pason Where do you live? Pine Street, Montclair When did you move there? We moved to Montclair in 2009 and lived on Chestnut St for 12 years. We moved to Pine Street last summer. Where did you...

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