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In the Vicinity News and Happenings from the Area

10 Splendor in September 11 The Gentleman’s Privy


22 The Kid Whisperer 24 Take a Walk on the Fairy Trail 26 Silverstrom’s New Assistant

12 Local Farmers’ Markets Guide

28 Tips for Health and Sustainable Outdoor Dining

14 Barth’s Market: A Culinary Institution

31 MD1 Brings the Emergency Department to the Patient

17 Sycamore Living: Where Hospitality Meets Healthcare

32 Historic Oasis Greenwood Gardens Reopeons

18 6 Cool Ideas for Family Fun

36 Restaurant Guide

20 COVER STORY: Allergy Friendly Bakery Takes the Cake

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Mixology Reopens Livingston Store


ike many businesses, Mixology Clothing, with a storefront in Livingston, was forced to close its doors at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their team quickly embraced change and pivoted to a mobile salesforce from day one, with online sales growing as customers flocked to their website to find the latest trends in fashion and accessories. When New Jersey entered phase 2 of reopening in August, Mixology was able to open their doors to their beloved customers once again. Says CEO Jordan Edwards, “We are thrilled to have all of our stores re-open and a few new ones open as well! It feels incredible to have our team and customers back.” For Edwards, their goal now post-quarantine is to help the Livingston community in any way they can. “We support every charity, team, organization or school that walks through our doors. My pledge to the Livingston community and the surrounding areas is that we will do everything we can to enhance the community and live by our motto to ‘Inspire Confidence.’”

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Christ Child Society Fills 500 Backpacks for Kids


he Christ Child Society of Summit’s (CCS) Annual School Supplies Drive looked a bit different this year, but still fulfill its mission of providing supplies to Summit children in need! In late August, CCS worked with Bridges Outreach to pre-fill 500 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and additional supplies, which were then distrusted to elementary, middle and high school students whose families are financially struggling.

Now in its 12th year, the annual initiative had to do things differently due to COVID-19. Normally, kids would come to “shop” for their supplies, filling up the backpacks themselves. This year, CCS members volunteered to pre-fill the backpacks themselves, while social distancing and wearing masks for safety. Serving Summit, NJ, the Christ Child Society is a non-profit of volunteers dedicated to serving children in need. Bridges Outreach assists the homeless through volunteer outreach and programs.

NJ Author Preserves Her Family’s Legacy in New Memoir


n Heart Songs - A Holocaust Memoir, author Barbara Gilford of Morristown, NJ traverses the landscape of memory, love and loss after discovering a stack of 57 letters wrapped handwritten in German. With depth and emotion, Gilford breathes new life into the stories of her grandmother, aunt and young cousin who perished in the concentration camps, and of her father, who escaped.

Barbara Gilford Heart Songs takes the reader on an odyssey through Czechoslovakia, Italy and England, from her family’s beginnings as book publishers in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia until their tragic and haunting deaths at the hands of the Nazis. With excerpts from her grandmother’s letters and the book’s poetic prose, the author embraces the power of remembering her family with the awareness that their story is her story. Filled with many photographs and transportive settings, Heart Songs offers a personal lens that illuminates Gilford’s family and carries a message of the enduring power of love and memory. For more information about Heart Songs visit 8

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Chatham Library & Volunteers Donate Thousands of Masks Fran Lippy Celebrates 66 Years with Huge Sale


his year marks the 66th anniversary of Fran Lippy Jewelers, a fine jeweler that has been in business since 1954. In celebration of this special occasion, the store is holding a three-week long sale from September 29 through October 18. Fran Lippy’s entire inventory will be 66% off. Stop in Monday through Friday, from 11am to 5pm, to browse their inventory. With a selection of exquisite, luxury jewelry–from rings to bracelets and beyond–clients can always find fashionforward pieces. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to buy elegant, unique fine jewelry at 66% off! Whether you are in need of a gift for someone special or want to add to your own collection, visit Fran Lippy to celebrate their anniversary and get ready to shop.


ack in March, as the Chatham Library had to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Library were inspired to create the “1,000 Masks Challenge.” With hospital and essential workers desperately in need of masks, the Friends of the Library decided to gather materials and begin making the masks themselves. Through their Facebook page and website, they reached out to the public–who so often frequent the Library and partake in their programs–to help them in their challenge. The Friends of the Library delivered materials to the doorsteps of volunteers. In just a few weeks, they reached their goal, but continued on to provide even more masks for front line workers. As of August, their volunteers have made an astounding 5,900 masks. The masks have been distributed to first responders in Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Morristown Hospital, Overlook Hospital, and RWJ/Barnabas Health Children’s Hospital.

Throughout their many years in business, they have developed unique relationships with their clients, providing a personalized atmosphere that rarely exists today. The business is now owned and managed successfully by the third generation of the Lippy family.

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Splendor in September


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he Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center’s 19th Mansion in May signature fundraiser previously scheduled to be held in May, will now be open to the public as its “Splendor in September” Designer Showhouse and Gardens. The event will take place at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon through October 4, 2020. “We are thrilled that the owner of Tyvan Hill has graciously agreed to extend our stay, enabling us to present our Mansion in May 2020 “Splendor in September” fundraiser and to deliver on our pledge to benefit the expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center,” said Patricia O’Connor, Co-Chair. Kathy Ross, Co-Chair, stated, “The number one concern has and continues to be the health and safety of the over 1,500 volunteers and our visitors who help make Mansion in May a success. Our delayed opening will enable our visitors to tour this magnificent country estate

Monk’s Designer Presents

The Gentleman’s Privy at Tyvan Hill balance and symmetry are my main goals “ isual in designing any space,” states designer Jennifer


Calavano of Monk’s Kitchen & Bath Design Studio. Her bathroom design, The Gentleman’s Privy, at the Mansion in May 2020 “Splendor in September” Designer Showcase and Gardens at Tyvan Hills, is no exception. The name comes from the noun meaning private place. “I wanted to hold true to the original use of the space, and the clues from the mansion point to this space being the gentleman’s bathroom,” she states. “Most importantly I am pulling inspiration from the stunning acreage just outside the windows.”

Photos by Dannette Merchant and have an opportunity to see the ‘inspirations’ of over 50 talented interior and landscape designers come to life in one lovely setting.” Tyvan Hill, a 10,000 square foot U-shaped brick and stone house mansion features beautiful details, such as a curved staircase, paneling and elegant moldings, as well as an outdoor pool and pool house. The estate was designed by the prominent New York architectural firm of Peabody, Wilson & Brown for John Wesley Castles Jr. and his wife, Dorothea Bradford Smith, and built between 1928 and 1929. “In an effort to provide visitors with a pleasant and safe visit to Tyvan Hill, new admissions and safety protocols are in place,” says Katie Nolle, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “We are following all CDC, State and Local Covid-19 guidelines to safeguard the safety and well-being of our visitors, designers and volunteers.” Tickets are $40 online and are sold in time slots from 10am to 3pm.

There are wood cabinets, quartz countertops, green walls, polished nickel metal and matte black accents, all working together to create a harmonious whole. She adds, “I wanted the space to reference the building’s history, while also maintaining a sense of modern flair.” Bathrooms, without the right treatment, can be cold and stark spaces. The warmth of the beautiful walnut and jewel tones counteract this. The pewter emerald colors are confident and help create a cozy feeling. The paler whites help keep the room light and open. Monk’s provides an end-to-end solution for any remodeling or home improvement project. Their showrooms are filled with displays and samples of high-quality products including cabinetry, countertops, tile, hardware, fixtures, flooring, windows and doors. They offer a full-service solution, meaning they order materials and provide delivery, pull permits, and handle the installation. And, unlike most showrooms, their design services are entirely complimentary.

Monk’s Home Improvements & Monk’s Design Studios 1095 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown 246 South Ave., Fanwood 973-520-0272 |

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Local Farmers’ Markets Guide


top by these local farmers’ markets and pick up local fresh produce, flowers, honey and other specialty food items and treats. Many vendors offer pre-ordering. As we are in still in unprecedented times, please be sure to arrive prepared for social distancing and wear face coverings. Visit the individual market Facebook or website for updates on their operational rules. Chatham Borough Farmers Market

Maplewood Farmers Market

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Caldwell Farmers’ Market

Millburn Farmers Market

Saturdays, open at 9am 423 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell

Mondays through October 27, 1-6pm Municipal Parking Lot #1, Main & Essex Sts., Millburn

Denville Farmers Market Sundays through November 22, 8:30am1pm Bloomfield Ave parking lot, Denville Preorder: www.denvillefarmersmarket. com/category/vendors

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Montclair Farmers Market Saturdays through November, 8am-2pm Walnut Train Station Parking Lot, 86 Walnut St, Montclair MontclairNJFarmersMarket

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Morristown Farmers Market Sundays through November 22, 8:30am-2pm Lot #10, Spring & Morris Sts., Morristown

Nutley Farmers Market Sundays, 9am-2pm Municipal Parking Lot #1, Chestnut St., Nutley

Springfield Farmers Market Mondays through October 28, 11am-6pm Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield

Summit Farmers Market Sundays to November 22, 8am-1pm Park & Shop Lot #1, Corner of Deforest Ave. & Maple St., Summit farmers-market

West Orange Saturdays through November 21, 9am-2pm 80 Main St., West Orange

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Stimulate Your Body’s NATURAL DEFENSES By Susan Baldani, photo by Dan Epstein


old and flu season is here, but there’s a way to help our bodies to fight off germs—acupuncture. “Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural defense system and allows our immune system to perform better,” says Morgan Reade, of NJ Advanced Acupuncture in Caldwell and Madison.

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Acupuncture reduces stress and improves sleep, and both of these factors help prevent colds and flu. “Sleep is really the key to everything, along with diet and fresh air and sunlight. It’s not even a matter of getting seven hours, it’s how deep a sleep you are getting. Are you tossing and turning for hours? Then that’s not good sleep.”` There are acupuncture points all over the body. Some improve sleep, while others reduce stress. These points are connected to nerve pathways that stimulate the brain to secrete its natural hormones. “Once people try acupuncture, they tend to come back for the relaxation more than anything,” he says. Most of his clients come in once or twice a week for about four to six treatments, and then, depending on the person, they receive tune ups every two weeks to once a month. Sessions are a minimum of 30 minutes and upwards of an hour depending on the person’s condition. To complement his acupuncture practice, Morgan also offers the supplements, vitamins and Chinese herbs needed to maintain the immune system. They are part of his program for staying healthy.

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ood, glorious food! If you are someone for whom cooking is a passion, a stop at Barth’s Market is like a trip to a theme park. Barth’s began in the 1940s as a small German butcher; for over 70 years, they have been making customer favorites on the premises. These include smoked hams, bacon, cold cuts, and sausages of all varieties—frankfurters, bratwurst, kielbasa. But Barth’s is more than just a butcher shop; in addition to high-quality fresh meats, Barth’s offers seafood (brought in fresh daily), produce, and a large selection of specialty items– everything from spaetzle to gourmet barbeque sauce to their own line of spices. When you enter the store, you are likely to see owner, Jim Barth, and his son, Max, helping customers. Many of Mr. Barth’s dedicated staff have worked over 20 years with the company. This continuity gives long-time customers the feeling of being


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“home” and gives the first-time shoppers the feeling of having found a local gem. Whether you are picking up some housemade Landjager, looking for the butcher to custom cut a steak to your desired thickness, have a question about how to cook a pork roast, or are contemplating which steak to serve at your gathering, Jim Barth and his butchers are there to help. For those who want the gourmet experience but don’t have the time to cook, Barth’s can help you be the ultimate host–order from their expansive catering menu or grill some of their marinated steaks and chicken and serve along-side prepared sides. Their potato salad, potato pancakes, tomato & mozzarella salad are made fresh by chefs daily. Barth’s meals-to-go offer another quick and easy dinner option. These include Roasted Turkey with stuffing, Chicken Florentine, Chicken Francaise, Pulled Pork and Early Fall 2020

Salmon selections. Other popular items are Mac & Cheese, Eggplant Parmigiana, Fried Chicken, Quiche, along with several varieties of pasta and sauces. To learn more about Barth’s offerings, visit The website is a cross between a cooking magazine with useful recipes and beautiful food photos, and the menu of a favorite restaurant. Click on the “menus” tab to access the catering menu, special holiday menus, and their weekly hot foods menu which offers a series of rotating dishes by day of the week. Don’t worry, if you missed your favorite meal this week, you’ll know exactly when it will be available next week! In addition to recipes and menu, offers two simple online ordering systems. For 15 years, customers could pre-order meats and sides using Barth’s online order system. During the pandemic, it became clear that

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The commitment to following time-honored butchering traditions and recipes, the high-quality products, along with extraordinary personal service, make Barth’s Market a worthwhile destination for anyone who loves food. Conveniently located in New Providence, Barth’s Market is worth the trip.

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magine living life to the fullest in a Wellness Community that caters to your own goals, lifestyle preferences, and your personal needs. Sycamore understands that as time passes life changes. “Being able to stay in a familiar and safe environment where trusting relationships have been established matters”, says Chief Operating Officer Rich Molfetta. Regardless of your level of care, Sycamore can accommodate your needs through their comprehensive and integrated services. The atmosphere at Sycamore Living, open since last April, is light-years away from that of a traditional nursing home. This state-of-the-art facility provides a tranquil, yet engaging environment. Each floor consists of two cozy “neighborhoods” with a central kitchen and dining area, living room with a safe fireplace, and an activity space for games and entertainment. Surrounding this open floor plan are private bedrooms that have a private bathroom and handicappedaccessible shower., and wall-to-wall windows on one side.

As inviting as the bedrooms are, the Sycamore team aims to get the residents out of their rooms and engaged. According to Mr. Molfetta, “The goal here is to provide a fulfilling and meaningful experience. Our team leads with their heart which helps create the right culture and environment for our residents to succeed”. Sycamore has invested in their communities so residents can enjoy high quality amenities in the convenience of their own neighborhood. “We’ve created a luxury health care environment where hospitality meets healthcare”, says Molfetta. Sycamore residents enjoy a wide range of services, including a full theater experience with surround sound, an aquatic therapy pool, a game of bocce in the outside courtyard, or a round of pool in the game room. There is also a beauty salon/barbershop offering spa services, and a full service bar / lounge for socializing and entertainment.

A final unique feature of Sycamore Living is its incorporation of technology into its residents’ daily lives. They believe residents are happiest when they stay connected to those they love. The Lifestyle Engagement team provides education to resident and families on the use of devices such as Amazon Alexa and other web-based technologies. “Even before the pandemic, we had put Amazon Alexa onto every nightstand to ensure our residents can see and speak to those they care about wheneverthey want” says Molfetta. As a Wellness Community, Sycamore takes the health of its residents very seriously: “We’ve partnered with Atlantic Health System and are well-located between Morristown and RWJ Barnabas Medical Centers. We have credentialed M.D.s on staff and skilled nursing care on the premises 24/7.”

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6 Cool Ideas for



hat better way to enjoy your free time than by making lasting memories with your loved ones? Whether exploring the great outdoors or making music, families can take the opportunity to spend some time together. Here are a few fun ideas to consider: PLAY BALL: Head to a nearby park and play soccer, basketball or baseball. Get competitive by selecting teams in advance and wearing matching colors to show your team spirit. SING-ALONG: Using new technology, you can take your family sing-along to the next level. Using a Casiotone keyboard, download favorite songs, print out the lyrics and have each family member sing a verse or two. You can even connect your phone to the keyboard to play music from your song library. GAME DAY: Rainy day? No problem. Let every family member pick a favorite board game and spend the day playing each one. GET OUTDOORS: Finding the nearest fishing hole or picnic spot is easy with a timepiece that can help you navigate the terrain. For example, Pro Trek watches provide quad sensor technology that detects compass bearing, barometric pressure, altitude and temperature, plus an accelerometer for counting steps, all which can support your outdoor adventure. LEARN A SKILL: From painting to pickling to Portuguese, there are a range of online classes available that can help your family master a new skill right from the comfort of home. Pick something fun to learn together and get started today.


MOVIE NIGHT: Create a movie theater anywhere in your home in an instant with a projector. The LampFree projectors from Casio provide easy set-up and high brightness, making them a good choice for a portable home theater. Just pop the popcorn and get your comfy seating arranged and you will be ready to watch your favorite movies. With a range of indoor and outdoor activity ideas, you can make the most of your time together.

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Ready for ANYTHING Oak Knoll Unveils Full Day On-Campus, Remote Options for Fall


ith so much uncertainty surrounding reopening schools in the fall, one thing is clear: Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit is ready for anything. After investing more than $600,000 in hygiene and facilities upgrades, Oak Knoll announced its full reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic school year. This fall, Oak Knoll committed to offering students and families a choice—both offering a high-quality academic education. The in-person option comes with highly detailed safety protocols in place while the remote option offers students opportunities to attend classes live from home. Families will be able to choose the learning method they prefer for several five-week sessions throughout the year. “I wanted to organize the learning options in more manageable periods, because our now-COVID-19 world keeps pivoting and changing,” said Timothy J. Saburn, Oak Knoll Head of School, “which means we need to pivot along with it.”

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Oak Knoll’s small class sizes have enabled the school to remain open on a full-day schedule while providing a safe environment for students and faculty. For now, Oak Knoll has its sights set on reopening with safety protocols in place and Saburn described the upcoming school year as an ever-evolving situation. “This isn’t going to go away anytime soon,” says Saburn. “There is always the possibility that our planning will need to change again, but we have anticipated this, and we are ready.”

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Allergy-Friendly Bakery Takes the Cake By Jessica Modrow, photos by Dan Epstein


eople from all over are flocking to the small town of Stirling, NJ to have a taste of what’s new at Gluten Free Gloriously by Bay Ridge Bakery. The secret? Every single baked good is 100% gluten, nut and sesame free. And the kicker—they taste like any other (delicious) pastry. Owner Nick Nikolopoulos is a second generation, Frenchtrained pastry chef with Greek and Italian heritage. He and his family run the popular Bay Ridge Bakery in Brooklyn. After years in the business, and several family members with food allergies, Nikolopoulos had a vision to open an allergy-safe bakery with food that tastes amazing. “My son has severe nut allergies. I’m super sensitive about people with food allergies and I am using my platform as a chef to show that amazing things can be made to represent the Celiac and allergy-conscious consumer,” said Nikolopoulos. The bakery has very strict processes to make it allergy safe. In addition to being gluten-, sesame- and nut-free (peanut and tree nut), the shop also produces a ton of soy-, dairy-, and egg-free products. Those products have their own dedicated display, and they’re made completely separately—even at different times during the day. “Our processes are so strict as to what enters the facility. It needs to be verified by two people before it even enters the shop,” added Nikolopoulos. The bakery is also kosher certified by Earth Kosher. Gluten Free Gloriously is a full-service bakery. They have cakes, cheesecake, tiramisu, cannoli, pizza, bread, black forest cake, mango mousse, bruschetta chips—you name it. And, customers can order school-safe mini cupcakes that accommodate everyone. The bakery also books up far in advance for their custom cakes—especially for weddings.


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Nikolopoulos is dedicated to creating food without using preservatives or added sugars—every ingredient he puts into his product is of the highest quality. “I have a lot of pride in what comes out of here. “ “We make everything allergy-friendly without sacrificing quality or taste. Once it starts affecting quality or taste, we draw back. My goal is for our customers to be able to share with their friends and family without knowing it’s an allergy-friendly product,” said Nikolopoulos. “I love what I do. I have a vision and a mission to bring great food to the underserved.” Gluten Free Gloriously is currently taking orders for pickup and delivery anywhere in NJ and Staten Island. Updates on specials—like fresh donuts—are available on social media. Stay tuned for the bakery’s new name—Two Fields Bakeshop—coming this fall, with a bigger Berkeley Heights facility planned for 2021.

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isual artist, Dan Fenelon “Mr. Dan,” is inspiring young people to be their most creative. During the pandemic, Fenelon created Core Creative Academy an online art school. Using his more than two decades of teaching experience, Mr. Dan helps young people tap into their creative potential — inspired by his infectious excitement to create projects that are nothing short of wonderful. He understands that every student will learn in their own unique way and helps children to be proud of their individuality by creating art while having fun and learning lifetime skills.

several other prestigious organizations and programs. Three years ago he started his own company CORE Creative Placemaking with his partner and wife Kadie Dempsey.

Mr. Dan is virtually engaging students primarily ages 8-12. In one recent project entitled “The Wild -Wild Life,” student artists crafted marionettes and sock puppets and created Jungle and Seascapes out of recycled materials. More detailed information about these inspiring and engaging student programs can be found on the Core Academy website:

Fenelon, who is an accomplished fine art artist, studied at the Museum School of Fine Art in Boston,his work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout the US. See his artwork at Fenelon’s “Primordial Pop!” is currently showing at the Novado Gallery, 110 Morgan Street in Jersey City.

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Fenelon’s distinctive style of artwork can be seen on commercial buildings, schools, galleries, clothing and in private collections. As an artist, his passion and professionalism combined with years of experience teaching and working with students of all ages, has led him to this next step of starting his own online school of art.

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The Lash Lounge Opens Two New Locations


uxury lash extensions have come to Essex and Union County! The Lash Lounge, a luxury eyelash extension boutique, recently opened two of its newest locations in the area – one in Summit Downtown and one in Livingston Town Center. With over 100 locations throughout the country, they have helped thousands of women look and feel their best for years. The Lash Lounge developed an exclusive lash design technique to create customized lash looks for every guest—looks that celebrate and elevate every individual’s natural beauty. Each appointment begins with a consultation, where expert stylists work together with guests to design the perfect lash look. Whether you want a bold, show-stopping set or something a little more natural, they have you covered! Lash Lounge stylists are expertly trained to perfectly apply and deliver the look you are going for, while always prioritizing the safety and health of your natural lashes. The exclusive brand prides themselves on their unmatched quality of service and a lux and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life…and a welcome invitation to take some much-needed “me time”! In celebration of opening, for a limited time, both new locations are offering a discounted initial full set and Founding Membership pricing.

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acations and day trips might be different this fall season, but that does not mean there aren’t some exciting places to explore in North Jersey. One local spot brings a touch of magic to the beauty of nature… South Mountain Reservation’s “Fairy Trail.” In what feels like it’s out of a storybook, a section of the reservation’s Rahway Trail is inhabited by fairies. Along the path, spanning half a mile, lay delicate “fairy houses.” Found in tree hollows and roots, these magical, miniature homes are made from branches, stones and dried fungi. People of all ages have marveled for years over these special additions that have transformed the path into a hidden gem.


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About ten years ago, the fairy houses began popping up on the South Mountain Reservation’s trail. Therese Ojibway, a local artist, created the “Fairy Trail” after walking the trail became a favorite activity for her and her autistic son. After noticing the interesting root formations and hollows, they began to add “fairy things” and ended up integrating fairy houses into the environment. Tiny chairs, tables and swings all become part of the trail, creating a wondrous world for fairies and humans alike. Says Ojibway, “The Fairy Trail is great for kids to get outside and away from electronics, especially during COVID-19. Going for a walk in the woods is a great way to get together safely with friends. The Fairy Trail provides a good introduction to hiking because children are so motivated to explore the woods to find fairy houses. They get to see lots of plants and animals, as they experience the magic of discovering where the fairies live. I prefer not to have people leave fairy figures, because it’s important for children to use their imaginations.”

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Today, the Fairy Trail is still maintained by Ojibway, who volunteers with South Mountain Reservation to preserve the natural environment. In order to keep the trail a sustainable place where families can explore the outdoors, they have a “Leave No Trace” policy wherein visitors leave the environment as they find it. They are also working on implementing other ways to educate visitors about walking on the trail, so they can continue to enjoy its magic. Ojibway notes that having so many people visit has an impact on the environment. Plans are underway for restoration and improvements along the trail. “It is overwhelming to see how the trail has taken off since its creations,” says Ojibway. “It can be time consuming to maintain, but it’s worth every minute.” To find the Fairy Trail, enter Locust Grove Parking or enter 197 Glen Ave., Millburn into your GPS. The Trailhead starts to the left of the parking area along the Rahway Trail. You will see a large Fairy Trail Welcome sign at this point. Remember to stay on the path, where you can see the fairy houses and protect the vegetation!

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MEET ROB3RT The Silverstrom Group’s New Assistant Photo by Dan Epstein


he Silverstrom Group has a new addition to their team! Rob3rt, a robotic dental surgery assistant, is the latest addition to their state-of-the-art facility that uses the most advanced technology available. Here, Dr. Silverstrom discusses the new technology and how it will improve their practice.


Who is Rob3rt? Rob3rt is a robotic dental surgery assistant. You can think of it like a combination of lane assist and GPS in your car––it keeps dental clinicians exactly where they need to be and guides dental implants to exactly the right position. We already use robotics every day in our lab, for digital impressions, digital milling, and digital laser treatments. Rob3rt goes above and beyond, offering faster surgery, faster recovery, and a minimally invasive procedure, due to its GPS-like guidance.

Why is it better?

Rob3rt allows our surgeons to provide the most minimally invasive surgical options, which is just one of many ways we are consistently making patient treatment better… Why add Rob3rt to your team? We are always looking for innovative ways to raise our standards and provide the most advanced level of patient treatment out there. Rob3rt offers a simple digital workflow and real-time patient tracking for a safer, faster, and more comfortable procedure. It provides our specialists with information specific to each patient’s teeth, creating a treatment plan that is absolutely personalized. The advanced technology makes procedures more efficient and precise, and cuts down on both the length of the procedure and recovery, reducing the healing period and patient discomfort, for a faster return to healthy dental function.

Rob3rt represents an unprecedented level of instrument precision and control that provides a vastly improved level of care for our patients, but he’s not replacing our surgeons and he doesn’t perform surgery. The dental surgeon retains control at all times, holding on to and guiding Rob3rt throughout each procedure, combining the surgeon’s clinical expertise with the benefits of robotic guided precision. Rob3rt allows our surgeons to provide the most minimally invasive surgical options, which is just one of many ways we are consistently making patient treatment better––by offering the latest tools in advanced dental technology, resulting in minimized pain, speedier recoveries, and improved longterm results compared to traditional surgical methods. It’s less invasive, less costly, and more precise. It’s a future level of care that’s available to patients today.

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Tips for Healthy and Sustainable Outdoor Dining


he fall season is the ideal time of year to dine outdoors. To create a healthy and sustainable outdoor dining experience, consider these tips:

Ditch Bottled Water

Serve meals using reusable dinnerware made from sustainable, shatterproof materials designed for outdoor use. Use rimmed plates to help reduce spills and wine charms or a set of glasses with unique colors to make it easy for each person to identify their glasses.

Bottled water contains microplastics and contributes to waste. Consider a more sustainable option with a reusable water filter pitcher that doesn’t ruin your outdoor look. One great option is the LifeStraw Home Water Filter Pitcher, which protects against over 30 contaminants, including bacteria, parasites, microplastics, lead, mercury and chemicals, including PFAS and chlorine.

Cook Completely Outdoors

Highlight Fresh Flavors

Set up your cooking and prep stations outside for an authentic start to finish al fresco experience. Consider going beyond the grill and turning a portion of your backyard into a full outdoor kitchen, complete with coolers and storage and working space.

Fall can actually be prime planting season. Cultivate an organic garden for access to herbs such as mint, basil and dill, which you can toss into meals for a fresh and nutritious burst of flavor, as well as use to create herb bouquets for an aromatic tablescape.

Reduce and reuse plastic

It’s Time to Hear the Ones You Love!

Beat Bugs Evening meals are often enjoyed at dusk, which is, unfortunately, the most active time of day for biting bugs. Fend pests off naturally and keep diners comfortable safely with a citronella candle or other natural solutions like lemon eucalyptus, peppermint oil and lemongrass oil. This fall, make your outdoor space the heart of the home by transforming it into an area where you can enjoy healthy, sustainable meals with your family. — StatePoint


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or years, NCJW/Essex Center for Women (CFW) has championed the needs of women, families and children by offering classes, careers services, workshops and other programs. One client, D.K., experienced the Center’s support firsthand during the COVID-19 pandemic. “When I was first going through my divorce, I found the support I needed to start a new career path at the CFW,” says D.K. She participated in their Back 2 School Store, Career Closet, Job Clubs, Empower Hours and computer classes. However, when the pandemic hit, she was left without a job and was unable to access the State’s Unemployment Insurance. Luckily, the CFW began providing safe, online programming with other women going through similar struggles; as well as other options for support. “The CFW Empower Group helped me keep trying for unemployment, and we’ve received food from their pantry, but the biggest gift is the food cards from the CFW. The food cards enabled me and my children to select items we would choose for ourselves, and made me feel like I was still working and providing for my kids without worrying about how I was going to pay.”

Reflecting on how the Center has helped her, D.K. says, “The NCJW Center for Women is a blessing in my life. I wouldn’t know where I would be without their support.”

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MD1 Founder and CEO, Dr. Mark Merlin, first began physician response in New Jersey in 2002. He founded MD1 in 2019 to deliver free emergency services to the citizens of New Jersey.

of MD1, “Our doctors have extensive training to provide the same level of care outside of the hospital that patients would normally receive inside of the hospital, when circumstances delay transport to the hospital. By administering medications, delivery of whole blood, and performing advanced procedures in the field, right at the patient’s location, MD1 has been able to improve survival rates and save lives in New Jersey.” MD1 services are rendered without qualification to the general public in New Jersey. MD1 is an independent nonprofit organization which never charges any patient, hospital, or healthcare system for its services. The program relies heavily on donations from corporations and individuals through its 501(c)(3) foundation, as well as grants, to sustain its charitable mission.

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Historic Oasis GREENWOOD Photos by Vicki Johnson


reenwood Gardens, the nonprofit 28-acre historic site and public garden in Short Hills reopens following the completion of extensive renovations. A far cry from crowds and a peaceful oasis, Greenwood invites the public to take self-guided tours of this graceful property with terraced gardens, woodlands, grottoes, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, winding paths, sculptures, urns and gates that date back to the early 20th century.

“We look forward to offering the public a safe, beautiful haven in which to connect with nature and feel revitalized, especially during this challenging time,” says Abby O’Neill, Greenwood’s Executive Director. Greenwood closed last summer for extensive renovations which include active water features, a rain garden, restored historic views, and landscaping, along with a new parking lot and ticket booth. Newly donated teak benches are located throughout the garden where visitors can linger and absorb the sights, sounds, and scents of this enchanted hideaway. Greenwood Gardens will be open to the public 10am-5pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 8. Entry is by advance timed ticket registration can be purchased at tickets, along with a complimentary downloadable guide to the garden and its history. (Entry to the garden is free to members and children under 12 and $10 for non-members, $5 for seniors and students with ID.) The garden will adhere to state and municipal guidelines governing visitation during the COVID-19 public health situation.

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Delivering Birthday Love During Lockdown


t the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Louis Mauriello, owner of Champion Waste, heard a story from a friend about a little boy whose birthday party was cancelled, but still made special when his father arranged for pickup trucks, vans and dump trucks to do a “birthday drive-by.” After hearing this, Mauriello was encouraged to offer the same option to his own local community of the West Essex area and surrounding towns. Mauriello began posting on social media that Champion Waste’s trucks were available to drive by and deliver birthday wishes during the lockdown, “it basically took on a life on its own,” he stated. Since then, Champion Waste has done a number of socially distanced drive-bys bringing smiles to children’s faces on their birthdays. The drive-bys are not for children only… some adults who have felt lonely while being stuck at home have requested their own drive-by, and, of course, Mauriello and his team happily oblige.

This venture has turned into a family event—his son Marco drives their newest truck to the drive-bys, and his wife Michell made a birthday sign to hang on the truck. Says Mauriello, “We’ve established new friendships and business relationships from this and the response from the public was overwhelming and very humbling.” Champion Waste is a family owned and operated, full-service property maintenance company that specializes in residential and commercial clean-outs. They are dedicated to exceeding their customers’ expectations and tailor their services to their individual needs.

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Restaurant Guide With New Jersey now allowing 25% indoor capacity it is recommend that you call in advance as reservations may be required.

Chatham Sandwich Shop 253 Main Street, Chatham 973-635-9852 | Online Ordering & Pickup Their overstuffed sandwiches include premium meats and cheeses and with fresh vegetables and homemade spreads.


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BERKELEY HEIGHTS Nagoya Sushi & Tiki Lounge 538 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908-898-1188 | Online Ordering A family owned Japanese restaurant striving to provide the best food and experience to customers. Featuring a wide selection of sushi, rolls, and other Japanese favorites.

Proud Thai Cookery 645 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights 908-665-0055 | Pickup & Delivery A Thai Restaurant that brings you delicious street food! They offer the authentic Thai cuisine

219 Main Street, Chatham | 973-701-6990 Pickup & Delivery A northern Italian menu that is sure to please everyone’s pallets. D’Oro offers a vast menu selection of delicious dishes including pasta, fish, poultry, pork, steaks, and more.

Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine 237 Main St, Chatham | 973-635-3888 Pickup & Delivery Featuring traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine, including sushi, rolls, cooked fare & lunchtime bento boxes.

Basilico 324 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-379-7020 | Takeout, Delivery & Outdoor Dining Enjoy the delicious flavors of their dishes, homemade pastas and desserts, cooked to perfection at one of the finest Millburn Italian restaurants.

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 Pickup & Delivery Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering.

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Strega Bistro 430 Springfield Ave Berkeley Heights 908-665-5905 | Outdoor Dining Modern Italian Farm to Table Bistro featuring seasonal organic menu with Mediterranean influenced-specials.

Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-0303 | Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Artful dining, as conceived by award-winning Chef James Laird. A showcase of the finest handselected seasonal and regional ingredients in simple, refined presentations by Chef Laird.

Lucco Cucina + Bar 207 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park 973-822-0066 | Curbside Pickup, Delivery & Outside Dining Lucco is a modern Italian restaurant that combines favored classics with a contemporary touch. Offerings consist of New York style pizza, fresh salads, delicious small bites, & wonderful pasta.


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245 Main Street, Chatham | 973-701-8821 Takeout, Delivery & Outdoor Dining A Taste of Asia , New Jersey’s first Malaysian restaurant, brings the eclectic cuisines of Malay, China, India, Thailand and Eurasia to the area.


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Umi Sushi 339 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-921-2848 Pickup & Delivery Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day.


279 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-665-1755 | Outdoor Dining A microbrewery that offers guests seasonal craft brews in addition to a delicate menu that accentuates a southern flare

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286 Essex St, Millburn | 973-376-6061 Outdoor Dining & Pickup Healthy and Delicious food Vietnamese food! With their family cooking and serving passions, their staff is excited to present their vision and tenderness to you and all guests

186 Columbia Tpk, Florham Park 973-377-4800 | Curbside Pickup & Delivery A third generation, family-owned and operated Italian specialty food company widely recognized as the source of New York’s finest ravioli, fresh pasta and Italian specialties.

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NEW PROVIDENCE Moe’s Bistro and Bar 535 Central Ave, New Providence 908-840-4540 | Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Located inside the Best Western Plus & Murray Hill Hotel and Suites, offering a full and varied menu with a Mediterranean flare. Full bar and live entertainment.

Fan Bistro 8 South St, New Providence | 908-898-1818 Curbside Pickup & Delivery Warm, stone-&-wood-clad stop offering Chinese & Japanese fare such as sushi plus lunch specials.

SHORT HILLS Boxcar Bar & Grill 25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills | 973-912-0002 Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Boxcar Bar & Grill is the neighborhood hangout Short Hills has longed for. From juicy burgers to crispy, thin crust pizza to ceviche and fresh salads, friends and families will enjoy their food!

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills 973-467-8882 | Outdoor Dining, Takeout & Delivery A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills. Offering bar bites, burgers and tasty entrees.

La Pastaria 327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 | Outdoor Dining, Pickup & Delivery Located in Summit, La Pastaria has become an icon of home style Italian dining and a hidden gem of the community.

Natale’s Summit Bakery 185 Broad St, Summit | 908-277-2074 Pickup & Online Ordering Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 80 years.

STIRLING 12 Islands Greek Taverna 1255 Valley Rd, Stirling | 908-647-2193 Outdoor Dining & Online Ordering Charming eatery crafting traditional Greek fare, including seafood & classic homestyle dishes. 12 Island has a full bar and the menu is assembled with a wide variety of recipes from the Dodecanese and other islands.


Silk Road Restaurant 41 Mountain Blvd, Warren | 908-561-8288 Outdoor Dining & Pickup Silk Road, the second Afghan restaurant in the state of New Jersey, transports its customers to classical Afghanistan. As you walk through the doors, you are welcomed with the sights of an old world Afghanistan, the sounds of its traditional music and the smells of fresh bread and kabobs awaiting you.

Stone House at Stirling Ridge 50 Stirling Road, Warren | 908.754.1222 Outdoor Dining The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, nestled on 10 acres of meticulously lush gardens. The Stone House menu changes seasonally and offers specials with ingredients that are sustainable and fresh. An open kitchen for foodies to admire.

Uproot 9 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren | 908-834-8194 Outdoor Dining & Takeout American eatery with creative tasting menus & Ă la carte fare (pizza, salad) in bright, modern digs. Their menu is diverse in both technique and flavor.

Stirling House Diner 1079 Valley Road, Stirling | 908-647-7105 Outdoor Dining Offering a wide range of diner fare and seafood. We offer a large variety of breakfast items, sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers, pasta, steaks, seafood and much, much more!


WATCHUNG Roots Steakhouse 401 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-273-0027 Outdoor Dining & Takeout Roots Steakhouse is an old-fashioned New York style Steakhouse. Diners can expect delicious USDA aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west.

Serra Restaurant 10 Bank Street, Summit | 908-273-1713 Pickup & Delivery A family owned and run, authentic Portuguese BBQ restaurant. Their savory dishes feature ingredients such as olive oil, tomatoes, onion, garlic and wine.

Summit House Restaurant + Bar Huntley Taverne 3 Morris Avenue, Summit | 908-273-3166 Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Huntley Taverne dining experience offers classic seasonal cuisine, a 250 bottle wine list, two stone fireplaces, outdoor porch dining, and private events.

395 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-273-6000 Pickup, Outdoor Dining & Window Bar An American restaurant and bar offering seasonal cuisine, craft cocktails, fresh local beers, and terroir-driven wines. Offering an A La Carte menu from 5-6:30pm (limited to a 1 hr & 30 min. seating time) and a Prix Fixe menu from 7-8:30pm. Reservations recommended. The Window Bar Tue-Sat 4-8:30pm. Curbside Pickup available Tue-Sat 4-5:30pm.

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Water & Wine Ristorante~Taverna 141 Stirling Road, Watchung 908-755-9344 | Outdoor Dining & Curbside Pickup Eloquently merging contemporary American fare with Italian Influences, Water & Wine creates a dining experience that is at once both innovative and deliciously familiar. With lakeside dining, unsurpassed service and beautiful surroundings, Water & Wine is the ultimate room with a view. 37

Diamond Minds

INCOMING… By Barry Farber


here are great benefits from being aware of the opportunities that lie within difficulties. Anytime we push ourselves into new territories or push our limits both physically and mentally, we will encounter obstacles, no’s, setbacks, and barriers. The real intelligence lies in understanding the incoming data by adjusting, learning and sometimes moving on. Here are a few ways to deal with incoming obstacles effectively: 1. Strong belief system. Do you believe your idea or position has true value? That will go a long way when faced with objections and challenges. I’m approached by companies that want me to place their products and services into national accounts, or inventors that want me to market their inventions or athletes and entertainers that want me to help them breakthrough. If I don’t see a strong value in the offer it becomes very difficult to market. But when the added value is there it gives you the reasons to keep moving forward against the obstacles. Then tenacity and persistence are easier to enforce and have other benefits attached. People see that extra enthusiasm and effort as a positive energy, especially when backed by an attitude that you have faith behind your mission.

2. The counter is where the strategy lives. In martial arts there is a great advantage to not striking first. The greatest fighters can see an attack coming before the movement begins. The ability to step aside or move into the attack allows you to control their energy or use it against them. In business I’ve seen people try to force their ideas or products on to someone first and it can backfire. When people see someone more interested in their own gains than understanding the key needs and goals of the client then more objections surface. By understanding not just your strengths but really tuning into the other persons goals it allows you to reduce the obstacles moving forward. I welcome the objections or adversity. I sometimes let them pass right by or address them head on. In martial arts there is a saying, “what’s hard dies, what is soft lives.” Stay flexible and learn how to blend with your opponent. When change comes your way keep an open mind and look for ways to take advantage of the situation by not being so rigid in your approach. When we get set in our ways that is what seems to get “in the way” of new opportunities.

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3. Constant preparation and action builds confidence and clarity. Massive action combined with deep research on your strategy has a powerful effect. When you study your targets, goals or anything tied into your objectives it gives you a calming feeling and internal confidence that helps you stand strong against any incoming obstacles. The next time you take on a challenge that might seem overwhelming try to seek out people who have the experience to be a mentor. Then read everything you can about the situation. We have at our fingertips a world of resources on the internet from audio, video and reading materials. But just as powerful as the research and preparation can be, nothing takes the place of learning from our actions. The work will teach you how to do it. I can’t say it any simpler. My focus over the years with each project has been this... to learn from my actions and act from my learning. One without the other suffers, but together provide a powerful strategy to deal with any of those incoming obstacles. “We can remove all obstacles through quiet perseverance.” — Chinese Proverb

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Are you frustrated with “failing” teeth and an unattractive smile? Consider A Smile Makeover (often in the same day)! • Amazing boutique New Jersey smile studio • Experience a “Pop-in smile” on your own teeth • Smile makeovers | Porcelain veneers Full arch and single dental implants • In house full service digital laboratory. Our Master Ceramist will custom craft your new smile. • AAordable smiles with CreditCare and Lending Club

The Silverstrom Group Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Visit our website Call for your smile consultation. (973) 241-5276

Full-Service Full-service Remodeler remodeler from from Start start to Finish finish Showrooms • Designers • Installers

See our Gentleman’s Bathroom at Splendor in September See our Master Bathroon at Mansion in May

Complimentary In-Person or Virtual Complimentary Design Services Design Services

Visit our Kitchen & Bath Showrooms by appointment Visit our Kitchen & Bathonly Showrooms 1095 1095 Mt. Mt. Kemble Kemble Ave. Ave. Morristown, NJ Morristown, NJ

246South SouthAve. Ave. 246 Fanwood,NJNJ Fanwood, 973-520-0272

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