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Cycling Is My Passion

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Cycling Is My Passion

"Cycling is my passion". This phrase is delivered with deadpan perfection in the insurance company commercial and just thinking about it makes me laugh. But when I want to take a vacation in my mind, the imagery of riding off into the sunset on my bike is easy to access. I am openly trying to recapture my 13-year-old self on a 10-day YMCA  Adventure Camp bike trip from Portland, ME to Acadia National Park, a trip that truly informed my identity as a non-car-owning, casual-clothes-wearing, groceries-taste-better-when-you-carry-them-home-on-your-bike bike rider. Biking is my passion! Montclair is a bike community! Bike & Walk...

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Feel Good About Your Gift Purchases This Year!

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Feel Good About Your Gift Purchases This Year!

Holiday shopping is in full swing this season! And whether you're browsing online or in-person, there are great opportunities to find the perfect gift or something special for yourself...or both!Read on for details about wonderful local shopping that also supportsa Montclair institution, and online shopping with the best selection of the year- at a discount (with local pickup available too)! Emilie's handmade trees and ornaments are made with vintage fabricsalvaged from the historic Charles Schulz house! So cool!_ _ _ Lana is the the Farm Director at Montclair Community Farms!_ _ _ Everyone's favorite Jersey-centric shop isoffering a variety of Montclair products!_ _ _ "Inspired...

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Handmade Masks

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Handmade Masks

When coronavirus began presenting, and self-isolation was fresh, Montclair Made was gaining new wholesale customers on Faire and maintaining a storefront on Etsy. I was comfortable where I was, so confident of a future with a steady workload that I had already made the decision not to vend at any craft shows in 2020. I made this choice after traveling to shows for 3 decades, and enduring losses for the last few years. But I could justify the choice to save time and money by staying home and fulfilling larger orders that were rolling in since I joined Faire in...

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Montclair Make Music Day 2017

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Montclair Make Music Day 2017

This is the 4th year Montclair has participated in Make Music Day, a global celebration of free music that happens annually on June 21st, the summer solstice. Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to participate no matter what their skill level. Venues all around Montclair will host performances at different times all day and into the evening. The day will kickoff with a Ukulele Parade and Mass Appeal, when people come together and learn the chosen song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", on ukulele and play in unison, attracting on-lookers and encouraging people to join the short walk,...

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ICYMI: Le Petit Night Market

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ICYMI: Le Petit Night Market

The first Night Market on Glenridge Ave. was a festive and fun-filled event! I vended alongside familiar friends and networked with other local business people and artists, finding inspiration in our conversations, and renewed energy for on-going projects. Here are some photos from the sunny start to the full moon ending, live music and laughter all around. 

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