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Shop Montclair Made at These April Events

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Shop Montclair Made at These April Events

My upcoming events for April are a great way to ease into the season and the variety offers something for everyone! On April 1st from 10-3pm you can find me at the Glen Ridge First's 4th Annual STEMfestival at the Glen Ridge Women's Club on Ridgewood Avenue. This event celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Makers and I will be set up in the Maker Area. It's geared toward younger kids with lots of interactive exhibits, a scavenger hunt, and more. Tickets are available at the door but it's highly recommended to buy them ahead of time here. Leave the kids...

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Emeralds and Absinthe in Little Falls 3/11

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Emeralds and Absinthe in Little Falls 3/11

All The Cool Kids™ is the dynamic duo of Paige from The Scrub Girl and Jacki from WWP/Ohana Creative. They organize local pop-up markets that feature unique and creative businesses selling handmade or collectible vintage products. This Saturday, 3/11, from 12-6 is the St. Patrick's Edition, Emeralds and Absinthe, at The Russian Hall in Little Falls, NJ. I'll be there with bells on so if you come, bring a friend, and be sure to say hi!

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Learning to Code at HackNCraftNJ

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Learning to Code at HackNCraftNJ

Our local HackNCraftNJ group recently put out a call for folks who are interested in learning to code. I had never really considered whether or not it was something I wanted to learn until I saw their post on Facebook. After discussing it with my boyfriend, we both signed up, and now we're part of a great group of local people independently taking the Harvard CS50- Introduction to Computer Science course, available on edX.org, and collectively working together to learn these skills. I'm really excited and I know it will be a very big challenge (especially to my patience!) but...

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Women In My Neighborhood - Azie from Verdigreen Home

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Women In My Neighborhood - Azie from Verdigreen Home

In this new feature, Women In My Neighborhood, I recognize women in downtown Montclair, where I live and work, who inspire, educate, or work here as well. This first installment features Azie from Verdigreen Home, a family-owned and operated shop located at 182 Glenridge Avenue. It's home to local artisans and upcycled vintage décor, complimented by a do-it-yourself workshop where they stock Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and other related products, so fun! I asked Azie a few questions about what inspires her when she's consulting and designing. For more information about Verdigreen Home be sure to check out their...

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Activism Through Craft = Craftivism

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Activism Through Craft = Craftivism

As we move forward, many people who are feeling uncertain of the future are seeking ways to make change happen. Daily actions like making phone calls, attending rallies, or sending emails are having positive results, and no doubt this focus will stay energized. More and more creative people are thoughtfully fundraising for a variety of important causes by developing beautiful products and donating a portion of the proceeds. These actions of activism through craft are mini peaceful protests, giving new meaning to objects we will use proudly, continuing our important conversations, and supporting the organizations that do righteous work for...

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