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JUNE 2019

The Men's Issue DOMENIC PARISI: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE BARBER CHAIR IN HO-HO-KUS

STEAK & STOUT

HORSES HEALING HEROES IN ALLENDALE


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2019 PUBLISHER

Marc Schwartz | marc.schwartz@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Lucy Probert | lucy.probert@lifestylepubs.com

OK, Guys: Batter Up!

CREATIVE MANAGER

Jean Terman

GENTLEMEN, YOU’VE WAITED PATIENTLY FOR YOUR TURN. Last month, we brought you our Women's issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things for and about men. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, when families get together and celebrate fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. In this Men’s issue, you’ll learn about the Unbridled Heroes Project based in Allendale which helps military veterans rediscover their hero within by pairing them with rescued mustangs. The result is unexpected, unscripted and unbridled. And then, there are those men who can teach us some wonderful life lessons. We had the opportunity to interview two gentlemen: Ernest Lamour, president and CEO of the Ridgewood YMCA; and Dr. David Montgomery, a cardiologist with Cardiac Associates of North Jersey in Oakland. Both men speak about their fathers as important role models; so, flip the pages ahead and you’ll learn a bit more. For those men who love their steak and stout, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn offers an extensive

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And last but not least, who doesn’t know Northwest Bergen County’s Domenic Parisi?

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

If you don’t, just ask one of your local friends or neighbors and most likely they’ll say something like, "Sure, I know Domenic! He has been cutting my hair for the last 50 years! What a gem of a man!" There are no words that can begin to describe this kindhearted, generous, patient and fatherly gentleman.

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So, to all those fathers out there, thank you for being the special person you are, thank you for what you do for your community and of course, thank you for what you do for your family. For those of you getting Dad a special gift, as always, “keep it local!" Happy Father’s Day!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 12 Horses Healing Heroes: How the Unbridled Heroes Project is Helping to Rebuild Lives

16 Steak & Stout Craft Beer Tastings at the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn

18 Lessons in Life From Father to Son

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26 Domenic Parisi: Fifty Years Behind the Barber Chair in Ho-Ho-Kus

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Hot Spot

22 Healthy Lifestyle 26 Locally Owned 30 Driver’s Notebook 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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1. Award-winning pianist, composer and inspirational speaker Eric Genuis | 2. Saddle River Arts Council board members, from left: Yvette Lee, Maria Harper and Joanne Kakaty | 3. Deborah and Marc Schwartz | 4. Joanne Kakaty, Yvette Lee, Eric Genuis, Mayor Al Kurpis, Judy Kurpis and Maria Harper | 5. Eric Genuis and Maria Harper | 6. Asim Tiwary, Shalini Tiwary, Anshu Kapur, Puja Gupta, Neena Saini and Harjinder Saini | 7. Shalini and Asim Tiwary | 8. Kimberly Dyckman, Eric Genuis, Molly Aronson and Maria Park | 9. Beata Losarska Savreski, Justyna Kaminska Cabbad, Sabina Ungeheuer Dys and Heather Won Choi | 10. Vanessa Wood, Eric Genuis, Eileen Wood and Mike Farley | 11. Heather Won Choi, Justyna Kaminska Cabbad and Beata Losarska Savreski | 12. Guests gather to hear the evening’s concert and speakers. 8

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AROUND TOWN businesses offer food and beverages throughout the night as a thank-you to patrons for their support. Organized by the town’s Chamber of Commerce, the event is on June 5 from 6:30–9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or two for $45 and are available at several local spots  in town including the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Oritani Bank and Wine & Spirit World. HoHoKusChamber.org

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the town. The celebration included the opening of a museum with special exhibits, which features the 100-year story of Waldwick. The exhibits trace the borough’s 100 years and include the history of homes and streets in town. Themed "Preserving Our Past, Embracing Our Future," centennial activities surrounding the anniversary also included a student essay and poster drawing contest, commemorative T-shirts and coins for sale as well as plans for a gala anniversary ball this fall.

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GIVING BACK

horses healing heroes: HOW THE UNBRIDLED HEROES PROJECT IS HELPING TO REBUILD LIVES

THE UNBRIDLED HEROES PROJECT WAS

During those days, the seeds were sown to

BORN OUT OF A WISH TO SAVE RESCUED

start a horse rescue of their own that would

AND ABUSED HORSES AS WELL AS HELP

also be a wellness center with alternative sup-

MILITARY HEROES WHO ARE STRUGGLING

port programs for military veterans and first

TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES AND BECOME

responders suffering from post-traumatic stress

WHOLE AGAIN. Its founders, Amy and Mark

disorder. Tucked behind Rohsler’s Nursery in

Steppe, both veterans themselves, know firsthand

Allendale, the Unbridled Heroes Project opened

the effects war can have on returning soldiers.

last September and is now home to four mus-

“When Mark came home after serving 13

tangs, one quarter horse and two mini horses all

months overseas, I saw what he was going

rescued from kill pens or abuse. They have been

through physically and emotionally, and it was

working with individuals suffering from PTSD

heartbreaking,” Amy says.

and have also recently partnered with veteran

After volunteering at the Bergen County Horse

organizations such as Community Hope, New

Rescue in Mahwah working with neglected and

Jersey’s largest nonprofit organization serving

abandoned horses, Amy saw a change in Mark

veterans with issues such as mental illness,

that was remarkable.

addiction and homelessness.

“While working with these horses, learning how

“It really was the perfect fit,” Amy says. “We

to communicate with them and watching them

have these horses who are coming from extreme

heal from years of abuse, they learned to trust

trauma or from the wild who have very little trust

us, and it was incredible because at the same time

left. Then we have our veterans who are also

they were actually healing us,” she says. “When

learning to trust again, are anxious about the

you’re with a horse, you learn to slow your breath-

future and worried about the past, and in some

ing and your heart rate, and the horse will mirror

special way, they just relate to each other; the

that. This is where the healing began for both of

connection can be amazing.”

us. I watched Mark grow stronger and walk better. It just helped everything.”

Unbridled’s wellness program consists of weekly two-hour sessions where each veteran is

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“WE SPEAK TO GROUPS ABOUT THE WORK WE’RE DOING SAVING HORSES, EDUCATING THEM ABOUT THE LAWS THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED TO PROTECT THEM.” –Mark Steppe, Unbridled Heroes Project

Unbridled Heroes co-founder Mark Steppe

Volunteer Nick Addesso Unbridled Heroes Project co-founder Amy Steppe

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

“NOT UNLIKE OUR VETERANS, THESE ABUSED ANIMALS FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS. IF A HUMAN CAN FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS, WHO WILL CARE ABOUT A HORSE? WE’RE HERE TO HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN.” –Amy Steppe, Unbridled Heroes Project

“WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THESE HORSES IS HORRIBLE AND A STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD. WHILE MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO WORK WITH THEM, I THINK THE MOST BROKEN ONES HAVE THE MOST TO OFFER.” –Amy Steppe, Unbridled Heroes Project

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–Nick Addesso, EMT and firefighter

partnered with a horse. They do groundwork, like walk-

energy as well as your mood. You can’t come in aggres-

ing them on a lead around a field over simple obsta-

sive or dominating; they will sense that and react,” he

cles such as a bridge or a tarp. They also learn about

says. “Just being here I can leave all of my stressors

grooming and caring for the horses. The second hour

behind and just focus on myself.”

is spent in an adjoining field where they participate in wellness activities on their own such as yoga, taught

The barn also has a special visitor who stops by almost every morning.

by instructors from Divine SiStarhood who work out of

“My son’s crossing guard, an older gentleman who is

Yoga at the Barn in Ramsey, as well as painting projects

also a veteran, often stops by on his way to work,” Amy

and learning meditation.

says. “He just pulls his car up, and I bring a mustang out

“We’re giving them tools other than using alcohol, drugs or medication, showing them the importance of living in the moment and that just being outside in the fresh air can be incredibly calming,” Amy says.

for him to pet. He’ll talk to her; it just makes him feel good to be around the horses. Their effect is truly amazing.” According to Mark, this will be a place where rescues and healing will continue for years to come. 

When Nick Addesso, a local EMT and volunteer fire-

“We’ll keep these horses forever. This is their home,"

fighter, found Unbridled Heroes, he was looking for help

Mark says. "We plan on saving more and continuing to

dealing with traumatic experiences growing up and what

educate people for as long as it takes. Being with them is

he had witnessed as a first responder.

healing. It saved me.”

“I connected right away with this group because they were very focused on where I was physically, mentally

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LESSONS in life FROM FATHER TO SON

E r n e s t L a m o u r Pr es iden t & C EO , R id ge w ood Y M C A WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ROLE MODEL IN LIFE? My father by far. He set so many great examples for me in my life to follow. I was one of six children that he raised on his own from when I was 8 after we moved here from Haiti, all while working three jobs. He never complained and never called out of work. I learned about work ethic, commitment, love, trust and dedication from my dad. He always stressed the importance of education, God, treating people with respect and being honest. WHAT IS THE BEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN LIFE SO FAR? Don’t give up or cave in when faced with adversity. Adversity builds character, and through my adversities, there were many people, along with my father, like coaches, supervisors and mentors who have encouraged and supported me throughout my life. They have instilled in me the ability and willingness to want to help others, starting young, when I first spent time at the local YMCA in Stamford, Connecticut, where we lived. I’ve heard this in church, and it’s true: “It’s only for a season; make sure to know the reason.” I’ve learned to understand the lesson learned from each situation. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Being a father and a husband. I really enjoy being a dad to my 6-year-old daughter. It’s certainly the best job I’ll ever have and makes me the proudest. She is definitely the center of our world and brings such joy to our lives. I have no doubt she is going to do special things in this world. 18

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Words to Live By: “Be comfortable being who you truly are during both difficult and happy times.”


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C a r d io lo g i s t at C a r d i a c A s s o c i at es o f N o r t h Jer s e y, O a k l a n d WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ROLE MODEL IN LIFE? I think it would be a man I’ve known all my life: my father. He is a genteel man with an innate kindness toward others, an openness to new ideas and an insatiable academic curiosity. Throughout my life, I have been quietly inspired by his example. Even today at age 89, he continues to write books and articles about his experiences as a Presbyterian missionary to Taiwan through the lens of his doctorate in the sociology of religion. I can only aspire to have his natural affability, intellectual talent and personal inner peace, which are features of his character and faith. WHAT IS THE BEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNED IN LIFE SO FAR? I remember during my medical training a man approached my wife, Katherine, and me while we were walking with our young kids. He told me that I was a wealthy man and pointing to our children, said: “This is all the wealth you will ever need.” At the time I was moonlighting to pay our bills and didn’t feel wealthy, but  what he said then I have come to embrace: that true wealth is found in the depth and beauty of our relationships with each other, with family and with friends. Over the years, from local volunteer opportunities, to my own medical mission work in Haiti at the Pwoje Espwa Clinic in Les Cayes, I have found that the main value of such efforts for all involved is the personal relationships, the human to human contact, and the humility and awe a sense of community with others can inspire.

Words to Live By: “Living by ‘later never happens’ means getting things done today, not waiting until tomorrow.” June 2019 | Northwest Bergen Lifestyle

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ARTICLE LUCY PROBERT | PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN

DOMENIC PARISI: FIFTY YEARS BEHIND THE BARBER CHAIR IN HO-HO-KUS MOST

WEEKDAYS

SATURDAY

AND

MORNING,

EVERY

ON MOVING TO HACKENSACK:

STARTING

"When we moved to Hackensack, I went to the local high

EARLY, DOMENIC & PIETRO’S BARBER

school, and one day after school, I walked into a local barber-

STUDIO IN HO-HO-KUS HAS VERY FEW

shop and was amazed to see all of the different kinds of haircuts.

EMPTY CHAIRS. Men come from all over

I told the owner I was a barber from Italy but only 14 so I couldn’t

the area to this local institution, in busi-

work yet. He said the inspector only comes in the mornings, so

ness since 1970 and owned by Domenic

I could start right away working after school, which I did. Living

Parisi. We were able to grab a chair

in a family of eight kids, there was no allowance or new car after

between cuts and speak with Domenic

graduation—no such things were promised—so when I was 16

about becoming a barber in Sicily at age

and saw an ad in the paper looking for a full-time barber in River

12, his first job in Hackensack two years

Edge, I started working there."

later, twice monthly barber appointments with a former president and as his 50th year in town approaches, why he wouldn’t change a thing about his life.

ON BECOMING A BARBER IN HO-HO-KUS: I met my wife, Linda, when we were both 18,  and we were married two years later. Because we were thinking about starting a family, I knew I needed to make more money, so I started

ON GROWING UP IN SICILY:

working at Little Joe & John’s Barber Shop in Glen Rock for dou-

"I was born in Sicily, one of eight

ble the salary. One day, a gentleman came in looking for a job

kids. Back then, the responsibility of par-

by the name of Pietro Maugeri. We hit it off right away and two

ents was to teach their kids a trade so that

years later, in 1970, opened Domenic & Pietro’s Barber Studio

they didn’t have to work on a farm. My dad

in Ho-Ho-Kus where I still am today. He was the greatest guy I

had a horse, and one day when I was 6, we

have ever met, and unfortunately, he passed away 15 years ago.

went to his friend the blacksmith. While

I still miss him a lot."

there, my dad asked him if he could teach me his trade, so every day for the next six

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ON WHY HE’S STAYED:

years I went to him after school. When I

"I’ve been here almost 50 years and never had to work a day in my

was 12, my dad moved to Hackensack to

life because I love my job, the people I work with and the relation-

live with family and get work before send-

ships I’ve built. I have customers who come all the way from River

ing for us, and in the first letter he sent to

Edge, from my first job over 50 years ago, who were 15 or 16 when

my mother, he wrote: ‘There are no horses

I started there; they still come to me today. These people are like

in Hackensack. Tell Domenic to become a

family to me. I’ve seen them every month for all of those years. Some

barber!’ So for the next two years, before

of them know more about me than my wife does! That’s how close

we moved, I learned how to be a barber."

you get to people.

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Domenic Parisi with his son Joseph

Domenic & Pietro's, in the same location since 1970

Domenic at his barber shop in Ho-Ho-Kus

“I’VE BEEN HERE ALMOST 50 YEARS Some of Domenic's customers have been with him for 50-plus years.

AND NEVER HAD TO WORK A DAY IN MY LIFE BECAUSE I LOVE MY JOB, THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH AND THE RELATIONSHIPS I’VE BUILT.” June 2019 | Northwest Bergen Lifestyle

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LOCALLY OWNED (CON TI N U ED) "For nine years, I had a former president of the United States in every two weeks. President Nixon would come in, and we never once talked about politics. It was always sports or our families. Nobody bothered him; he was good to kids and  signed some books. It was a nice experience." ON THE FUTURE: "I’ve been mentioned in eulogies a couple of times and am always so surprised and touched that they even think of me in moments like that. I could mention hundreds of names of fathers and sons who have come to me, but your magazine is not going to be big enough to put all of those names. My son Joseph has been working with me since 1986, and I feel so lucky and a little selfish because I have gotten to spend all of these years with him working every day. I’m 75 now, and when people ask me when I’m going to retire, I usually tell them maybe I’ll wait until Joseph retires and then we can retire together. Everybody gets a big laugh out of that, but who knows? Maybe that’s what it will be." DOMENIC & PIETRO’S BARBER STUDIO 616 N. Maple Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus 201.652.8488

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GLEN ROCK POPS CONCERT

NO TIME LOST

The Glen Rock Pops Orchestra will

Located in the "old sanctuary" of

WYCKOFF/FRANKLIN LAKES TRIATHLON

help celebrate Glen Rock’s 125th

Franklin Lakes United Methodist

The 37th Annual Wyckoff/Franklin

anniversary with a performance at

Church, Old Stone hosts events

Lakes

the high school conducted by Pops

monthly that give locals the oppor-

opportunities to participate. From the

Musical Director Anthony LaGruth.

tunity to share music, conversa-

traditional Triathlon (swim/bike/run)

Music performed will include pop-

tion and coffee. No Time Lost is a

to a Duathlon (run/bike/run) to the

ular and light classical selections.

high-energy pop/rock band playing

newly added Aquavelo (swim/bike),

Donations will be taken at the door.

hits from the '70s to today. Playing an

it’s a great chance to challenge your-

GlenRockPops.org

unplugged set, their four-part harmo-

self. Awards will be given to the top

nies and medleys will be on display.

three women and men overall as well

TheOldStone.net

as the winners in each age category.

Glen Rock High School Auditorium

3 47TH ANNUAL VALLEY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY GOLF OUTING Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary hosts

The Old Stone Music & Coffeehouse

Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes

Triathlon

includes

many

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CULINARY CAMPING TRIP Mahwah Public Library

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11

its 47th annual Golf Outing at

Take a culinary camping journey

Ridgewood Country Club, which

with chef Wendy Gordon and urban

Learn about the first moon land-

includes a putting contest; lunch

anthropology

ing

on the terrace; a shotgun start;

Wilson as they talk about the food

Ambassador Laura Jean Checki as

and then cocktails, hors d’oeurves

and culture of summer camping.

she describes and explains the details

and a buffet dinner. Prizes awarded

Taste samples of foods you can make

of the Apollo flight with footage from

include closest to the hole and lon-

on the trail, and learn how to create

the landing and topics such as what

gest drive. A 50/50 raffle and silent

your own canteen/water bottle. The

was learned exploring the moon and

auction also included. All proceeds

program is free, but registration is

plans to go back. Seats on a first-

benefit Valley pediatric programs.

required. MahwahLibrary.org

come basis. MahwahLibrary.org

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RIDGEWOOD ARTBEAT AT THE SHELL

GLEN ROCK STREET FAIR AND CRAFT SHOW

The Kasschua Memorial Shell venue

Downtown Glen Rock hosts its

Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

has provided music and arts lov-

annual street fair and craft show

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Saddle

ers more than 60 years of free sum-

which will feature vendors as well

River Branch hosts its annual luncheon

mer entertainment under the stars

as artwork, crafts, food, live music,

which this year will include a recep-

with performances of jazz, swing

children’s rides, a petting zoo, mar-

tion; lunch; and guest speaker, actor

bands, folk, country and Western

tial arts exhibitions and much more.

Chazz Palminteri. Tickets are $75. All

and much more. The second annual

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is free. 

proceeds will benefit the VHA pledge for

ARTBeat concert offers acapella,

pediatric programs at the hospital. For

rock and blues performances from

more information, contact Nancy Bush

Ridgewood High School students.

at NancyVBush@gmail.com.

Bring a chair or a blanket.

professor

Sherrill

Mahwah Public Library

from

NASA

Solar

System

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COMIC BOOK HEROES

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Spider-Man is one of our most popular comic books; everyone sees themself in him as he strug-

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gles to do the right thing.

from 1938, sold a few years ago for more than $3,000,000 (the one above is from the ‘70s).

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Hulk is kind of a bridge between good and bad,

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Thor debuted in the ‘60s; he’s a Norse god. It’s

most guys look at him and say that could be me.

fun to read about Greek mythology and gods with magical abilities.

A pristine edition of the first Superman comic

05

Detective Comics recently released its 1,000th

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Aquaman debuted in the 1940s and still sells well

edition featuring 80 years of Batman stories.

today. The art in all of these comics is really stunning, and for kids it opens up a whole new world of imagination. It’s like an escape from reality.

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