Monday, August 25, 2014

Montclair Area News Roundup: Poster Contest, Historical Society Events, Restaurant

The Montclair Historical Society will host several events next month. On Sunday, September 14, the Israel Crane House on Orange Road will host a program called 'The Jersey Tomato'. Attendees will learn the history of tomatoes in New Jersey from historian Judith Krall-Russo. The program is free, and will take place between 2pm and 3pm. On Sunday, September 7 and Sunday, September 21, the society will conduct tours of the Charles Shultz House from 1pm until 4pm. Tours cost $8 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, and $25 for a family. The Shultz House was built in 1896, and was donated to the Montclair Historical Society in 1997. Charles Shultz was a president of the Hoboken Bank for Savings. The house is located at 30 North Mountain Avenue. 

Do you enjoy making posters? If so, this contest is for you. The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) is holding a poster contest. According to the festival website, MFF is "seeking creative designs that showcase our community in a unique way, both to our local patrons and sponsors, but also to the national and international filmmaking community". The winner's poster will be used to advertise the 2015 festival. Plus, the winner will receive two free tickets to the opening night of the festival, plus recognition on the festival website. The deadline for the contest is October 15. 

A new restaurant opened this week in Upper Montclair. De Novo European Pub is located inside the Upper Montclair Train Station at 275 Bellevue Avenue. De Novo serves a variety of salads, flatbreads, pastas, and meats, in addition to brunch. According to the restaurant website, the bar is open until 2am on weeknights and Saturdays, and until 12am on Sunday. De Novo opens at noon every day.

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