Tag Archives: Montclair

Glad I Saw It: Bricks for Mischa

Last Friday my children and I attended a small ceremony in Watchung Plaza to honor the memory of those lost in the Montclair post office shooting 19 years ago. There were eight of us there, including the pastor and the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Rosette

There are lots of fancy, sharp, curated, manicured details around this town that make an autumn walk a pleasure for the senses. But what makes it truly interesting are the many details mixed in that represent an organic wearing down … Continue reading

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Panties and Knee-Highs Needed. New Only, Please!

It’s one thing if you hate to shop and wait until the holes in your L7s from Costco create interesting performance art pieces as you go about your day. It’s entirely another when you don’t have the choice to pick … Continue reading

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Five-year-old questions: Pizza Edition

“Mama, I wonder why pizzas are circles and the boxes are squares but the pieces are triangles,” asked the earnest 5-year-old. I have to give a shout out to Soho Pizza in Montclair. In my opinion, it’s the best pizza we’ve … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: {verdigreen}

I finally got a chance to stop in to the wonderful {verdigreen} at 182 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. It’s the brick & mortar reincarnation of Azie Shelhorse’s etsy shop. I met Azie in the spring, because our kids were taking … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: 90 year old World War II Vet Delivers a Much Needed Earful

I attend the Montclair Memorial Day Ceremony every year. It’s always moving, whether it’s held indoors or at Edgemont Memorial Park. And this year included several especially interesting moments. The mayor’s son read a wonderful speech about honoring the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Love is Brewing in Montclair

I love coffee. If I had to choose between wine and coffee, it’d had to be coffee. If I had to choose between chocolate and coffee, it’d be a tougher decision, but I think I’d still choose coffee. And lucky … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Willie’s Back

We’re used to seeing signs like these in salons, but this one is at an auto shop. Congrats on your popular demand, Willie!

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Glad I Saw Her: Sonia Sanchez at MADLOM

“Am I late?” I didn’t stand when she walked in. I felt like I ought to. My heart almost jumped out of my chest – but I didn’t stand when she walked in. Instead, close to an hour after we … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride

“Buy the Ticket – Take the Ride.” Is this a more clever way of saying “Just Do It!” or YOLO (which I’ve had to look up more than once to remember what it means). Or is it more along the … Continue reading

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