Category Archives: Excellent Local People

Guest Post: Georgette Gilmore on #NoNormalization of Donald Trump

My friend Georgette gave me permission to re-post this from her Facebook page. I am grateful to her, and I look forward to her passion and action in the days to come. I also hope that those who don’t understand … Continue reading

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#MFF Must-See: When Two Worlds Collide

Of all the dire issues facing the human race, climate change is surely the one that will reach us all, no matter where we live. Those of us who see climate change through the lens of recycling Poland Spring bottles, … Continue reading

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TRAPPED: Access to Abortion is about Women’s Health

When Dawn Porter sent out a notice about a Kickstarter for a film documenting the systematic elimination of abortion clinics in the Southern United States, it was a no-brainer. Of course I would support the film. And when I recently … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Nina Simone on Sesame Street

Nina Simone sings Young, Gifted and Black on Sesame Street. Continue reading

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Vital Dining: Great for Vegans and Foodies Who Love Them

For those of us in culinarily mixed-families, something usually has to give. That’s why it’s such a joy to find a restaurant like Vital Dining with lots of options for everyone from carnivore to vegan. And with a vegan chef in … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Hot Chocolate (NSFW)

Dolce Federica chocolates are rich. And beautiful. And they make the perfect indulgence. They were featured at the Montclair Pop-Up in December and recently at the Montclair Food and Wine Festival. The intense and delicious Dolce Federica chocolates have a boutique … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Syrniki

So really, this isn’t Glad I Saw It, but Glad I Ate It. Although, I was glad to see part of the process used in creating these delicious cheese pancakes from Russia: Syrniki. Mostly ricotta, these pancakes have a slightly … Continue reading

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Montclair’s Hala Ghanem Hosts a Fundraiser for Syrian Refugee Family

Montclair’s Hala Ghanem couldn’t stand by during the refugee crisis; she had to act. Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: I See You

It’s a few weeks into the school year, and for many students it feels like class and friends and expectations are getting settled. For other kids and their families there are stubborn wrinkles in academic and social circles that cause … Continue reading

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No Peace of Mind at the Trader Joe’s

Who can measure the despair and sorrow of an innocent caught in the tangle of a heartless throw-away text? I can be quite literal at times. Perhaps it comes from being all too sincere and dewy-eyed in a cynical world … Continue reading

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