BY Georgette Gilmore | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:30am
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The unofficial start of summer happens this weekend (Friday if you’re lucky) and we want to know your plans.
What are you doing Memorial Day weekend? Will you stay local and attend a service or parade? Pack your bags and go on vacation? Show the Jersey Shore some love and hit a beach? Belmar officially reopens today after rebuilding its Boardwalk that was destroyed by Sandy, and other shore towns are ready for some love. Maybe you’ll throw, or attend a BBQ—if so, here’s a delicious Baby Back Ribs recipe and delicious Mac and Cheese recipe to pair with it.
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BY Baristanet Staff | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:22am
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Photo credit: Todd Boressoff
Four awesome acts performed last Friday evening at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair. The showcase also included a wine tasting hosted by Angelbeck’s of Montclair.
Artists included Jann Klose, who performs the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the new movie “Greetings From Tim Buckley; Rebecca Jordan, who has written for John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, and performed at The Kennedy Center in their “Next generation of Songwriters” series; Sierra Noble, whose songs you’ve heard on numerous TV shows including “Parenthood” and “One Tree Hill”; and Lipbone (a contraction of “lip” and “trombone”) Redding, who combines New Orleans swing, Memphis soul and New York Style. Continue Reading
BY Holly Korus | Monday, May 20, 2013 6:16pm
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There you are on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, time to dig out your outdoor furniture cushions, pour yourself a glass of relaxation, put on some Gregory Porter and get ready to enjoy the season. And then you see it, Old Man Franti’s backyard crap-pile. You have two choices: A) Suck it up for one more summer while complaining to anyone who will listen, then go on Baristanet and try to weave your complaint into a random comment thread hoping someone will care. Or B) Head to the nursery and pick up some nice screening bushes . Chances are B will prove more effective. Continue Reading
BY Baristanet Staff | Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:00pm
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South Orange Village Center Alliance is pleased to announce that Gfest, one of the largest vintage German car owner gatherings on the east coast, will take place in the heart of the Village Center on Saturday, May 18. Continue Reading
BY Liz George | Wednesday, May 08, 2013 3:00pm
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WINNER: Congratulations to supermom!
Mother’s Day 2013 is Sunday, May 12 and Baristanet knows there are plenty of wonderful moms out there, moms who just might like a little something extra this year.
Are you a mom who needs a pick-me-up? Or is there a special mom you know who could use some special treatment? Thanks to the generosity of Montclair’s Elements Massage, Bangz and 12 West, one lucky mom will win the chance to relax and unwind with our special Mother’s Day giveaway package which includes: Continue Reading
BY Sally Streeter | Sunday, May 05, 2013 9:28am
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Visitors to Montclair for the Montclair Film Festival and residents were treated to three street festivals. Continue Reading
BY Dana Hawkins-Simons | Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 4:50pm
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Have you ever fallen in love with a color? I have—the cool turquoise of the dishes my grandmother used when I was a child.
Color guru Amy Wax of Montclair has just released an app, Color 911, that lets you re-create your favorite colors, select colors from existing palettes, and edit your colors to adjust the hue, saturation, or brightness. You can also organize your personal color palettes into folders with notes, and share with friends, family, decorators, and clients via email, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Grandma Hawkins’ dishes.
The award-winning color consultant told me I could use a photograph of my grandmother’s dishes (which I fortunately inherited) with her app to shop for napkins or wall paint in the same shade, or in coordinating colors. “When it comes to choosing colors, what people really long for is direction,” says Wax. “This app provides that for however you use color in your life.” Continue Reading
BY Holly Korus | Monday, Apr 29, 2013 4:09pm
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Chinese Tree Peony
If you’re ready to get your spring on– and we know you are – you’re in luck. This Thursday, May 2, experience two great Montclair plant sales that have come together for a horticulture blow-out and one stop shopping. The Montclair Historical Society Herb Sale and The Garden Club of Monclair Plant Sale to benefit Montclair schools garden projects will be held together at the Historical Society this week. Continue Reading
BY Baristanet Staff | Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 6:00am
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Go score something you need (or something that you have to have). Here are two sales we know of this weekend from our Classifieds page:
Garage/House Sale: 18 years must go!
Apr 27 & 28, 8:30-5 (rain date May 4 & 5) 170 N. Mountain, Montclair – toys, books, games, furniture, kitchen, holiday, tools, sports equip, Wii, music, art, movies, jewelry, tvs, more.
BY Lisa Romeo | Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 2:10pm
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This may be one wise way to unwind on a Friday night. Van Vleck Gardens will welcome a barred owl and a red-tailed hawk in a demonstration on Friday evening, April 26, from 7 to 8 pm, presented by a representative from the Tenafly Nature Center.
The family-friendly program will showcase how well-equipped these feathered friends are for survival, and separate fact from fiction about the raptors living in our suburban backyards. Then, there’ll be a little time for individuals and families to search for the birds that visit Van Vleck every day.
The barred owl is one of the most beloved of its species, and also goes by the names of Hoot Owl, Eight Hooter (because it vocalizes in a series of eight hoots), Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl. It is known for its distinctive hooting call, exhibits a wingspan of just under four feet, and is the only owl in our part of the country with brown (instead of yellow) eyes. Those doleful eyes, combined with its paler face and eye rings, makes it a favorite in children’s picture books and owl imagery. Barred owls also do surprisingly well in suburban neighborhoods.
Even though it rarely eats chickens, the red tailed hawk is sometimes known as a chickenhawk, and is one of the most common birds of prey in North America and frequently used in falconry. With a wingspan that averages four to five feet, this hefty and adaptable bird lives in diverse North American habitats.
The program is open to families and individuals for $10 per person ($7 each for Friends of Van Vleck). Preregistration is required. To register, please call 973-744-4752 or e-mail email@example.com.
Photos: Barred owl, Flickr. Hawk, Wikipedia.