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July   1

Helium Shopping

The Barista apologizes for being a little light on today's daily dish. OK, a lot light. Let's consider it a diet.

The thing is, we have 3,000 red, white and blue Barista of Bloomfield Ave. (TM) balloons to give away over the next few days, and we just now got around to shopping for helium.

Does anybody know where to get helium without having to haul around a tank that resembles (and weighs as much as) a torpedo? That's what the party stores have to offer. And it's not just that the Barista can't heft these tanks. On the ride to all the local helium outlets she heard a story on the radio warning everybody to be vigilant of terrorists over the holiday. And, well, these party store rent-a-tanks look suspiciously weapon-like.
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Alternatively, we wouldn't mind a nice, burly fireman who might heft our tank into Brookdale Park and convince any suspicious authorities that it's all for a good cause. Lt. Mercadante, perhaps?

And speaking of firemen (and women), here are a few pictures from the dedication of Montclair's new fire headquarters yesterday.

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July 1, 2004 in Civic Virtue, Help Your Barista! | Permalink

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