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May 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am

Episode 55: Montclair African American Heritage Foundation Parade and Festival

We speak with Bonni Taylor, Co-Committee Chair with Al Pelham of the Montclair African American Heritage Foundation Parade and Festival. This event is the highlight of the foundation's year and contributes to its mission of sharing black culture for others to experience and learnNot just people outside black culture, but the black community as well. We talk with Bonnie about the organization and their annual festival that happens the first weekend of every June. The foundation of this event and of the MAAHPF as a whole is not just to celebrate but to educate Montclair about African American culture. It's a fun event that delivers a great time for everyone!

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May 26, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 54:Halcyon

We speak with restaurant owners Marshall Diebold and Iliana Parvizi. of restaurant  Halcyon. Originally opened with Egan & Sons by local couple Sharon and Chris Eagan, we'll hear how Marshall and Ileana went from being close friends who bartended and managed the restaurant, to a romantic couple who now own the restaurant and have made it a mainstay on Walnut Street.

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May 22, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

Episode 53: Montclair Bounce

We speak with Ann Mernin and Elly Meeks, co-founders of Montclair Bounce, a new festival of optimism and resilience, about what sparked their idea, how the community has been involved, and what to expect from this inaugural festival.

Check out the show notes for a Podclair community grieving and mental health resource, co-created by Jess Larsen of Held Grief Massage (featured in episode two).

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May 19, 2019 @ 7:45 am

Episode 52: Doddle & Co.

We speak with Nicki Radzely of Doddle & Co on how many prototypes it finally took to create a pacifier that popped when it dropped, how she landed on SharkTank, and what she really thinks about the label mompreneur. She also shares how to sign up to be a product tester to test the new ideas Doddle & Co are bringing to life.

Check out this episode's show notes to find pop pacifiers in town and other links from the interview.

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May 12, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 51: The Little Daisy Bake Shop

We speak with Jen Snyder, owner of The Little Daisy Bake Shop in Upper Montclair. Jen opened the doors to her Valley Road bake shop 8 years ago and started filling the streets with the scent of cinnamon and sweet treats.  We celebrate Mother’s Day with the story of Jen, who is a wife and mom of two.  Find out how she decided to take her passion for baking and turn it into a business.

The bakery which happens to be peanut and nut free, is known for its daily fresh baked goodness and its creative special orders.  You’ll hear how Jen, an Oregon native, left behind her career to raise her kids and realize her dream.  And you’ll also hear about the treat you can’t leave the shop without!

* Jen Attended COOKIECON and writes about it on her blog 

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May 5, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 50: Dolce Federica

We speak with Federica Heiman, owner of Dolce Federica. We hear about her journey from amateur pastry novice to chocolate expert, sourcing her ingredients internationally and putting her own unique combinations of flavours into making her signature bon bons and chocolate candies. 

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