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Baristanet Profile: Molli Dowd

Name: Molli Dowd Where do you live? Verona When did you move there? 2000 Where did you grow up? Tucson, Arizona. My husband is from Montclair, which brought us to the area. How do you make a living?...

Baristanet Profile: 2020 Year in Review

  2020 has been a helluva year. With everyone staying closer to home, many of us have gotten to know our towns and the residents even better despite being socially distant. The weekly Friday Profile...

Baristanet Profile: Natalie Haddad

Name:  Natalie Haddad Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? I’ve been here almost six years. Where did you grow up? Not here! I’m originally from Seattle, Washington (born in Tacoma if you really want to...

Holiday Cheer In Times of COVID: Taking An Annual Cookie Celebration on the Road

Community activities, summer camps, family milestones, and everyday life at work and school have all been affected by COVID adaptations. Holiday traditions will also look different, but they don’t need to be less joyful....

Baristanet Profile: Maiko Shimizu

Name: Maiko Shimizu Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? Summer, 2016 Where did you grow up? Tokyo, Japan How do you make a living? OR what is your everyday passion? Full-time mom by...

Baristanet Profile: Natalie Pitts

Name: Natalie Pitts Where do you live? I live in the culturally rich historic South End of Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I moved to Montclair from East Orange in 1993 with son Jimmy and...

Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide: Montclair’s Got Gifts from Quirky to Elegant

The #ShopLocal tradition is even more important this year for holiday shopping. Montclair's local businesses really, really want you to know they are here for you. Shops have taken huge steps to balance an easy...

Baristanet Profile: Karlene Palmer-Mcleod

Name: Karlene Palmer- Mcleod Where do you live? We live on Grove Street in Montclair, NJ. When did you move here? 2017 - We moved from Hoboken, NJ after moving from Miami, FL in 2013. Where did you...

“Downsizing” Plays all the Bittersweet Notes for Montclair Locals Past and Present

A couple of years ago, composer/music educator Doug Hall and Iris Schaffer-Hall decided that it was time to move on from their Montclair home, but the decision didn't come easily. As with many homeowners,...

Baristanet Profile: Daniela Costanzo

Name:  Daniela Costanzo Where do you live? Bloomfield! When did you move there? I moved to Bloomfield from Montclair in 2015 Where did you grow up? Paterson! How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?  I am the...

Baristanet Profile: Billy Spath

Name: Billy Spath Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 8 years ago this December Where did you grow up? Malcolm, Nebraska. I also spent 12 years in DC before I met my wife and moved to...

Monk Inyang’s The Oracle’s Blessing Focuses on Learning to Lead

Montclair author Monk Inyang has just released his second middle grade novel, The Oracle's Blessing. As a follow up to The Skeleton King, book 1 in the Nightmare Detective series, this second novel could have...

Baristanet Profile: Sarah Reppert

Name: Sarah Reppert Where do you live? Downtown Montclair When did you move here? 10+ years ago Where did you grow up? Woodbridge, NJ. How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I co-own architect studios located in Lackawanna...

Baristanet Profile: David Wharton

Name: David Wharton Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? We moved here in 2013. Where did you grow up? New York and Texas How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?...

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