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Local Couple is Running #EverySingleStreet in Montclair to Raise Funds for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Steven Seighman loves animals, and that's why he supports the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in its mission to rescue and care for farmed animals. To help raise funds to ensure the Sanctuary can continue supporting...

Baristanet Profile: Jaleesa Al Kassem

Name: Jaleesa Al Kassem Where do you live? Bloomfield, NJ -- Brookside.  When did you move there? September 2016. We had just bought our first house one month before our wedding. ☺ Where did you grow up? Spanish Harlem (NYC). Born...

Baristanet Profile: Caitlyn Cade

Name: Caitlyn Cade  Where do you live? Montclair (South End)  When did you move there? I moved to Montclair, with my husband and kiddos, about 6 years ago, from Jersey City.  Where did you grow up? I’m originally...

Baristanet Profile: Meridith Manlowe

Name: Meridith Manlowe Where do you live? I live in Upper Montclair. When did you move there? We moved here from Cedar Grove 14 years ago. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Exton, Pennsylvania. How do...

Baristanet Profile: Noel Gatts

Name: Noel Gatts Where do you live? Bloomfield right next to Brookdale Park When did you move there? We moved from the Bronx, NY in 2015 Where did you grow up? I was born in Manhattan while my parents were...

Gratitude on Gordonhurst

With rainbows and encouraging messages and lights up around our area to help lift the spirits of the community, it looks like one way some of us are coping is to stay positive. Every...

Keeping Kids Busy During a Social Distancing Spring Break

For close to four weeks, families have been struggling to balance childcare, learning, work, emotional and physical concerns, and play. So, hooray for Spring Break! Kinda sorta. While most teachers and students are looking...

Baristanet Profile: Jason Milleisen

Name: Jason Milleisen Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? My wife, Amy, and I moved to Montclair in 2013 after the birth of our 2nd daughter. Where did you grow up? I grew up on the...

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,...