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THE NEIGHBORHOOD PATISSERIE
Traveling abroad has been challenging in the age of COVID , but fans of classic French patisserie fare can be transported through their senses now that JAYCE BAUDRY FRENCH PASTRY has opened on Church Street . The Bordeauxborn Baudry received his culinary training in Paris and Lyon , followed by several years at the restaurant Daniel and gourmet market and pastry shop Épicerie Boulud , both in Manhattan .
Baudry has strong Montclair connections , too : He is a longtime friend of Faubourg owners Dominique Paulin and Olivier Muller , and the patisserie , with its glass storefront stocked with sweets meant to stop window-shoppers in their tracks , was designed by Cycle Architecture , the same Brooklyn-based firm that Faubourg used .
Jayce Baudry serves individual pastries , specialty tarts and cakes , macarons , ice cream , coffee and tea . In-store pickup , local delivery and nationwide shipping are available . • 17 Church St ., ( 973 ) 531-6464 , jaycebaudry . com
— CINDY SCHWEICH HANDLER
TWINS HEADED FOR THE 2022 SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The best things don ’ t necessarily come in small packages . For two Bloomfield brothers , they came in outsized Jersey Mike ’ s boxes .
The twins , DERRICK AND DELON NOBLE , who are Special Olympics New Jersey flag football stars , were surprised in late September at Jersey Mike ’ s in Clifton , where they opened their sub boxes and found invitations to join New Jersey ’ s team next summer in Orlando , Florida .
For Derrick , who was initially overwhelmed by the news but quickly rallied , it represents the long-awaited chance for some payback . Derrick was the Garden State ’ s quarterback in 2014 and took his team all the way to the U . S . Special Olympics finals . The Nobles and eight of their teammates came home with a silver medal . This time both brothers say they plan to bring home gold .
The twins will join 5,500 other
DIWALI AT MONTCLAIR ARTMUSEUM
On October 16 , the Montclair Art Museum , in partnership with AAPI Montclair , held Montclair ’ s first-ever public celebration of Diwali , the festival of lights that honors the new year and the triumph of good over evil , observed by Hindus , Jains and Sikhs . The event , called LIGHT UP MONTCLAIR , featured live individual and group performances , arts and crafts activities and a mix of cuisine that included Indian and Caribbean food , tacos , ice cream and chai tea . Roughly 1,400 people turned out for the three hours of festivities , which were planned as a fun way to educate people about the Asian American and South Asian community and its customs . “ The joy we saw in everyone ’ s faces is just something I can never forget ,” says Sumeet Kapoor , one of Light Up Montclair ’ s organizers .
— CINDYSCHWEICH HANDLER
athletes at the Games , which Jersey Mike ’ s supports with $ 16 million in donations , says its chief marketing officer , Rich Hope . The U . S games are held every four years . — MATTFAGAN
JAYCE BAUDRY FRENCH PASTRY : COURTESY OF MELISSA HOM ; DIWALI : COURTESY OF ARMANDO DIAZ ; NOBLE TWINS : CHRIS PEDOTA