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Baristanet Profile: Barbara Lemley

Name: Barbara Lemley Where do you live? Verona, just six minutes from my office In Montclair. When did you move there? Just last June, amidst the pandemic. Thankful to Leslie Kunkin at West of Hudson for her...

Baristanet Profile: Anthony Lauro

Name: Anthony Lauro Where do you live? Fairfield, NJ. I moved there three years ago after 12 years in Little Falls. Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY How do you make a living? I am the co-owner...

Whether it’s Heat or Sweet, There’s Something for Everyone at Lulu’s Artisanal Cafe

Montclair, N.J. - International flavors, a welcoming vibe, and community connection are at the heart of Lulu’s Artisanal Cafe at 406 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. The new take-out spot focuses on savory food, sweet...

Baristanet Profile: Beth Burstein

Name: Beth Burstein  Where do you live? Upper Montclair  When did you move there? After living in Berkeley, CA for 11 years Montclair was the only place in NJ that felt right. Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY and then...

Montclair Poet Publishes Collection Filled With Love, Faith, and Hope

What’s the most romantic and creative Valentine’s Day you’ve experienced? After presenting his fiancé with a book of poetry for Christmas, Montclair’s Ibn Wallace knows it may be difficult to top his gift-giving. Although,...

Baristanet Profile: Antoine “AB” Brown

Name: Antoine “AB” Brown Where do you live? South End of Montclair, NJ When did you move there?  5.5 years ago Where did you grow up? South Side of Chicago How do you make a living? I’m an SVP at Spark...

Montclair Sisters Share Their Love of Art and Literature with Community

Area teens have shown us that their ingenuity and passion are far from stifled during this global pandemic. Two Montclair sisters, Clio and Nadia Marcus, are no exception. By focusing on their personal interests...

Baristanet Profile: Victoria Gallucci

Name: Victoria Gallucci Where do you live? The South End of Montclair When did you move there? June 2020. I lost my Bloomfield apartment in a fire in 2019 and found my new  home in Montclair’s South...

A Good Mystery and A Cake Recipe? Cozy Up with Valerie Wilson Wesley and...

Are you ready to get “cozy” with a good mystery? Prolific Montclair author Valerie Wilson Wesley's new novel A GLIMMER OF DEATH came out at the end of January, and it's the perfect read...

Baristanet Profile: Rená Ambrose

Name: Rená Ambrose Where do you live? I live with my family and our cheeky Chihuahua in Montclair, 4th Ward. When did you move there? We moved here 6 years ago. Where did you grow up? I'm originally from...

Baristanet Profile: Ari Laing

Name: Ari Laing Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? May 2020 Where did you grow up? Tampa, Florida How do you make a living? I am a food photographer, stylist, and recipe developer. In...

Baristanet Profile: Pete Simon

Name: Pete Simon Where do you live? In the neighborhood of laddered streets between Grove Street and Ridgewood Avenue that have the border between Montclair and Glen Ridge running through them. I like to refer to it...

Baristanet Profile: Apryl Sneed

Name: Apryl Sneed Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I have lived in Montclair for over 20 years.  Where did you grow up? Newark, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your...

Montclair Meal Kits Looks To Boost Local Restaurants With Fully Cooked Meals

Montclair’s Jason Milleisen wants to feed you. He also wants to help local restaurants weather the current challenges that limit indoor dining and group celebrations. That’s why Milleisen created Montclair Meal Kits, which organizes...

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