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Baristanet Profile: Çınar Topakli

Name: Çınar Topakli Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 3 years ago Where did you grow up? Istanbul, Turkey How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a tattoo artist and...

Baristanet Profile: Sarah Elizabeth

Name: Sarah Elizabeth  Where do you live? We live in Bloomfield and my office is in downtown Montclair.  When did you move there? 4 years ago, 1 day before my little guy was born! Moved from the Upper West...

Locals Spotlight Vaginas at Benefit Performances of “The Vagina Monologues”

Vaginas were center stage for three nights last week at Montclair’s Studio Playhouse as two-dozen women performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues under the direction of William Michael Harper. The performances, produced by V-Day...

Baristanet Profile: Ashley Epps

Name: Ashley Epps Where do you live? I live in Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I’ve lived in Montclair for 22 years. I moved here at 6 years old. How do you make a living? OR...

Baristanet Profile: Susan Andrews

Name: Susan Andrews Where do you live? I live in Bloomfield. When did you move there? I moved from NYC to Montclair about 5 years ago. I bought a house in Bloomfield 2 years ago, but spend...

Baristanet Profile: Deborah Villarreal-Hadley

Name: Deborah Villarreal-Hadley (Debbie) Where do you live? On Midland – just a couple of doors from the plaque marking the geographic center of Montclair. It’s my family’s first house, having lived in a coop apartment...

The Montclair Art Museum presents ANIMALIA, an Exuberant Delight for All Ages

It's February and a lot of families are experiencing cabin fever and the winter doldrums. And the Montclair Art Museum has a cure! The new ANIMALIA exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum is an...

Baristanet Profile: Iris Lewis

Name: Iris Lewis Where do you live? Montclair, close to the Y, walkable to all the action When did you move there? About six years ago, I have a second grader and we absolutely live here for...

Baristanet Profile: Beth Scura

Name: Elizabeth “Beth” Scura Where do you live? Downtown Montclair When did you move there? 2012 Where did you grow up? Essex Fells, NJ How do you make a living? A year and a half ago I expanded my career into...

Baristanet Profile: Cate Baily

Name: Cate Baily Where do you live? I live on an awesome cul-de-sac in Upper Montclair. When the kids were little, they rode their bikes and scooters in the cul-de-sac and  ran up and down the...

Baristanet Profile: Daniel Lawson

Name: Daniel Lawson Where do you live? Near Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. Our backyard is in Glen Ridge, and our front yard is in Montclair! When did you move there? We moved to Montclair in 1998.  We...

Baristanet Profile: Laura Torchio

Name: Laura Torchio Where do you live? I live in the “Montclair Heights” section of town – basically in the shadow of MSU – also formerly known as Speertown. In fact, my house is one of the...
Leslie Kunkin

Baristanet Profile: Leslie Kunkin

Name: Leslie Kunkin Where do you live? Montclair, near Applegate Farm. Yes, it is awesome to have homemade ice cream across the street! When did you move there? September 2000 Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, in what was known...

Baristanet Profile: 2019 Year in Review

The Friday Profiles on Baristanet are always interesting and fun to read. In 2019 we've had scores of profiles that help us get to know our neighbors and learn about their passions, favorite reads...