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David J. Black FOUNDER & CEO

Cathleen M. Black

12 Inside Essex

34 COVER STORY

PRESIDENT & COO

Michael J. Reidy ART DIRECTOR

14 Local Heroes

Vanice Gage Donegan BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Great Landscapes Start with Great Ideas 14 Fairfield Parents Started a Non-Profit to Raise Money for a cure for INAD

Cynthia Burns Sue Baldini Barry Farber Janis Hashe Christine Maxwell Jessica Modrow Jackie Schatell Deborah Shapiro CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

38 Art of Essex

Amy Schwartz Donna Stanul REGIONAL SALES DIRECTORS

15 Young Men’s Service League Brings Moms and Sons Together

Daniel Epstein SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

22 Local Gift Guide Mitchell Black Heidi Dommasch Robert Leo Murray Robert “Red” Murray

24 A Different Kind of Doctor 26 Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Contest Categories 30 Real Estate Professional Profiles

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Fern Bass: A Live of Moments Observed

40 Tips from the Home Pros 48 Health and Wellness 48 Take a Walk and Make a Difference 51 Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Comprehensive Cancer Center on Livingston Campus 52 Indoor Gardening for Fun, Health & Sustainable Living 54 The 10-3-2-1-0 Formula for Sleep Hygiene

56 Restaurant Guide 62 Best of Essex Resource Directory On the Cover: CLC Landscape Design Photo by Dan Epstein

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Montclair Resident is Co-Author of Two Graphic Novel Series

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ason Patterson of Montclair is the coauthor and illustrator, along with his friend Dan Abdo of Vermont, of two graphic novel series – Barb the Last Berzerker, which is for children in grades 3-6, and Blue, Barry and Pancakes, which is for readers in kindergarten through grade 3. Barb the last Berzerker is about a young Berserker warrior who travels through her world challenging evildoers with her trusty yeti pal, Porkchop, by her side. Blue, Berry and Pancakes are best friends who love going on intergalactic adventures. Jason says that he and Dan, who have been friends since high school, were both slow readers who enjoyed comics, which is why they gravitated toward writing and illustrating graphic novels. “We love to make children laugh,” says Jason, who has been enjoying doing in-person events to promote the graphic novels within the community, at libraries, and at schools. The stories are available on Amazon and at bookstores.

Roseland Mayor’s Masquerade Ball This year’s Roseland Mayor’s Masquerade Ball will be bringing the community together for good food and fun on October 22 to raise money for the Roseland First Aid Squad and the Roseland Free Public Library. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at the Hanover Manor, with doors opening at 7 pm. There will be a Silent Auction, Tricky Tray and 50/50 raffle, where attendees can purchase 5 tickets for $20. The evening’s event tickets include dinner, drinks, and dancing for $150 each. To purchase tickets, please send an email to mayorspangoball@gmail. “Hosting an event that brings the community together while raising money for two groups who give selflessly to our Borough is an honor,” says Roseland Mayor James Spango. To register to attend, please go to https://bit.ly/3QRRZeX.

High School Freshman is a Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol

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rin Feeney, a ninth grader at West Orange High School is a Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), which is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and as such, is a member of its Total Force. CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90 percent of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Through CAP’s global cadet program for teens 12 to 18, Erin is learning to fly planes, lead teams, volunteer in the community, and gain foundations in emergency services. She says she plans to become an officer in military service after high school. Erin is loving the program and says she gets opportunities that no one else her age receives, and she is thankful. https://nj073.cap.gov/

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Local Mom Hosts Podcast for Moms About Money

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Fairfield Parents Started a Non-Profit to Raise Money for a Cure for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD) By Jackie Schatell

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hen Ariya Panwala started having trouble sitting up, something she had once been able to do with ease, and her pupils suddenly started shaking back and forth, her parents Leena and Anil frantically took Ariya to her doctor to see what was wrong. One year, multiple specialist visits, and five genetic tests later, they finally got a diagnosis – and it was a death sentence. Ariya, who had just turned 2, at the time was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), a fatal neurodegenerative disorder with a mutation on the PLA2G6 gene, affecting 1400 young children worldwide, shortening their lifespans to just five to ten years of age. Leena and Anil learned that Ariya would lose the ability to sit, she would never learn to walk or talk, and she would lose her sight, hearing, and the ability to move and be aware of her surroundings. “We were shattered,” says Leena, who resides in Fairfield. “After doing research, we were disheartened to discover that there was very little research on the disorder, no treatments, no cure, and no clinical trials—there was nothing even available to stop the progression of the illness. In addition, there was no central group for parents to gain support and share information.”

Leena and Anil decided that something had to be done to bring awareness to the disease and to support the community facing it. Thus, they created the INADcure Foundation (INADcure. org) and Ariya’s Wish (ariyaswish.org), a campaign to spread awareness and have people donate what they can to help raise the $7 million needed to treat children with INAD and potentially save their lives. Through the foundation, they have raised $150,000 so far and they have connected with other families whose children also suffer from INAD. Over the last five years, the Panwalas and the INADcure Foundation have been laser-focused on finding treatments and a cure for INAD and other PLA2G6-related neurodegeneration (PLAN) diseases. The Foundation’s team of scientists and advisors have provided a 24-month path to “transition one of their major initiatives, a gene therapy program from preclinical studies to human trials,” a monumental step for such a rare disease. “Our kids do not have the luxury of time,” says Leena. “We need a treatment and cure as quickly as possible because time is of the absolute essence for them.” To learn more/donate, please visit Ariyaswish.org.

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Young Men’s Service League Brings Moms and Sons Together to Offer Community Service By Jackie Schatell

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ivingston resident Connie Breece, founder and president, along with other Livingston women have started a local chapter of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), which brings mothers and sons together in service of those in need in the community. So far, in one year, the organization has worked with around 20 different philanthropies. The women hope to grow this list of groups and members. Although the chapter is based in Livingston, it is not limited to Livingston residents. “I am excited to be a part of YMSL because it allows me to spend time with my son, work with the community, give back, and make new friends with similar interests,” says Connie. The inaugural YMSL Livingston Board celebrate a successful first year in May. According to the national website, members Pictured from left to right: Angela Chen, Audrey Hipol, Michelle Pourakis, of YMSL are moms and their teenage sons Katy Pun, Heidi Michaels, Soma Chaudhuri, Sandy Bohrer and Connie Breece who volunteer together to serve their local communities during the four years of high school. The young men must be in their freshman or sophomore year of school to join as there is a strict curriculum to “We have accomplished a lot this year,” says Connie. “We are follow. YMSL currently represents over 12,500 moms and 13,000 always looking to grow the list of organizations we can support.” young men as part of over 132 chapters across 18 states. YMSL In addition, she adds, “We have enthusiastic, hard-working offers moms service opportunities and time together with their women on the board who have helped establish the chapter. sons to grow their relationships and instill a heart of service We are looking to grow our membership with other women to last a lifetime. Also, as part of its four-year program, YMSL who have an interest in what we are doing. It’s a great teaches leadership and life skills to develop the young men into opportunity for women who want to spend time with their the capable, confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. sons, while also leading.” Some of the groups YMSL Livingston has serviced so far include the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors, MEND, Leveling the Playing Field, Acting Autism, South Mountain Conservancy, and the Essex County Environmental Center.

Right now, there are around 18-20 young men in each of the groups encompassing freshman year through junior year, and the women are looking to round out the groups to 30 members each. Marc Lewin, a junior at Livingston High School, says that he gets as much out of volunteering as those he serves. “It makes me feel good whenever I do an event. Seeing the way it affects people makes me feel like it is worth my time.” Connie adds, “Spending time at the philanthropies we serve has given me a lot of insight into how much of a need there is out there and how much our work is appreciated by those we serve.” Adrienne Lewin, a board member, echoes these sentiments, adding, “For me and my sons, it’s a great way to give back to people in the community. It has been rewarding to be able to make a difference.”

YMSL Livingston members present the food donations they collected to Stacey Rubinstein (third from left in front row) from Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors

To learn more, and/or to join Young Men’s Service League, visit https://chapters.ymsl.org/chapter/livingston/

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A DIFFERENT A local Doctor provides truly compassionate care and proven solutions for chronic pain and complicated conditions. Care Rooted in Empathy & Experience Do you ever wonder why some Doctors are so incredibly compassionate while others have a bedside manner better suited for the DMV? In the case of Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic, DTCM, LAc of Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine it is a case of true empathy. “As a new mother I had children that suffered from eczema and recurrent ear infections. Seeing them in pain and discomfort and not being able to participate in their favorite sport— swimming, set me on a path to look for a better solutions for their health issues.”

Dr. Aleksandra’s options were limited to two things. Prescription medications that often did not work and to make lifestyle changes to limit the triggers that were often the cause. “It was no way to live,” she shares “they were young and should’ve been living a bright, vibrant life. Instead I was monitoring their food intake, testing them for sensitivities, avoiding long exposure to chlorinated pools and doing my best to prepare for changing weather conditions. Every, Spring and Fall eczema would flare up. It wasn’t until she took them to an acupuncturist that she found real relief for them. “ This is why I often refer to my practice as “The Last Resort With The Best Results.” You’ve been everywhere else and been given the same disheartening prognosis, prescribed the same medications and told, “this is just something you’re going to have to learn to live with.” Soon after her family’s incredible experience with the healing arts she made the life changing decision to abandon her research and sales careers and pursue her doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. On that journey, she found solutions for some of her own health issues—life-long irregular periods and hip pain. “Acupuncture quite literally changed my life and I want to share that with the world,” she proclaims.

Your Golden Years Should Be Golden While in school she watched as her aunt began to suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. “Your golden years should be golden, not plagued with insufferable pain while doctors and specialists tell you there is nothing they can do.” Understanding that Eastern Medicine excels where Western Medicine fails, Dr. Aleksandra set forth to develop treatment protocols for all variations of Peripheral Neuropathy (including diabetic and chemotherapyinduced) and now has a 90% success rate in treating this once difficult to manage condition. “I was tired of seeing the older generation suffer unnecessarily,” shares Dr. Aleksandra “Diagnosing them as just getting older and giving them a treatment plan of ‘you’re just going to have to get used to it’ has never sat well with me so I wanted to offer them a real option for treatment and care.”


K I N D OF DOCTOR Dr. Aleksandra has designed similar treatment protocols for other complicated, chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, post-shingles pain, and even macular degeneration. While each patient plan is tailored specifically to the patient’s concern and goals, all of her treatments are based on a framework that’s over fourteen years in the making. In addition Dr. Aleksandra isn’t opposed to more modern medical solutions. “It’s in blending the time-tested science of acupuncture with recent innovations in medicine that get me the best results.” One of those advancements is ATP Resonance Bio Therapy™, originally developed by NASA, it aids nerves in regeneration by providing them the nutrients they need to repair and renew, “very similar to what water does for a plant!”

The Magic of Compassionate Care And what do those in her care have to say? “Dr Aleksandra looked me in my eyes and wanted to know about me, not just my condition. I feel like a person, not just a patient,” shares Joan. “In fact I don’t think she’s ever used the word patient.” Others proclaim “she saved my life” , “her neuropathy treatments gave me my life back, and “it’s a miracle she treated my fibromyalgia, I don’t know how else to explain it.” Dr. Aleksandra has a long personal history in complicated, difficult to understand conditions and understands how tragic it can all be if left untreated. “I have sat where my patients sit. I’ve experienced their pain and suffering on an intimate level. It’s why I practice the brand of medicine I do and why I’ve made it my life’s mission to treat the “untreatable.” It brings me such incredible joy when I get to say, “I can help you!”

Furthermore, Dr. Aleksandra has surrounded herself with staff that embraces this same approach to patient care. “You can ask any one of my patients and they will tell you that their favorite part about Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is my staff.”

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“I just love everyone here,” shares Christine, who has been a patient of Sasha Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine for almost six years. “The girls are always so kind, it’s like going to the doctor with my girlfriends.” Dr. Aleksandra and her staff specialize in treating chronic pain, complicated neurological conditions and autoimmune diseases that leave other professionals scratching their heads. Ready to schedule? Call 973-444-8932 for a comprehensive consultation today. For more information about Dr. Aleksandra Mihajlovic and what she treats, Visit SashaAcupuncture.com.

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erona is having a town wide garage sale from 9am-3pm on October 22, sponsored by the Verona Women’s Club. The rain date is October 23. If you live in Verona and want to take part in sale, you can find the registration form and instructions on their website. The $25 fee includes permits, advertising and inclusion on the shoppers’ map. The registration deadline is October 13. For shoppers, a map and a list of participating residences can be downloaded from the website on October 21, or picked up at the teachers parking lot—opposite FN Brown School, 250 Grove St. For more information contact: Rosanne 973-626-4484 or Rose Ann 973-342-1894 E Mail: vwcgaragesale22@gmail.com www.womansclubofverona.com

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he 11th annual Montclair Film Festival features 10 days packed with films, celebrity conversations, events and panels that you won’t want to miss.

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Opening Night Film: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery • Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30pm at The Wellmont Theater • Followed by Opening Night Party

Breakthrough Film: The Inspection • Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3:30pm at The Wellmont Theater • Q&A with Elegance Bratton

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Documentary Centerpiece: Patrick and the Whale • Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12pm at The Wellmont Theater • Q&A with subject Patrick Dykstra

Special Screening: The Whale • Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:30pm at The Wellmont Theater • Q&A with Brendan Fraser, moderated by Stephen Colbert

An Evening with Daniel Craig + Stephen Colbert • Friday, Oct. 28 at 8pm at NJPAC, Newark

Closing Night Film: She Said • Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:45pm at MKA Upper School Tickets on sale for Montclair Film Members on Oct. 3 and for the public on Oct. 7. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit montclairfilm.org.

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Fern Felsenheld Your Real Estate Needs: From Start to Finish

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ern Felsenheld knows that buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial transactions a person can make. A realtor in Northern New Jersey counties for more than 17 years, she knows residential and construction sales inside out.

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Her unique background with 25 years in all facets of business marketing gives her the right skills to handle both the needs of buyers and sellers quickly and efficiently, with a written plan in a booklet to assist in the home buying or selling process from start to finish. Fern boasts a track record of selling listings within three to five days, often with multiple offers, and all recent home sales have received offers above the listed prices. She maintains that the best way to choose a realtor is not by the number of houses sold by that realtor but rather by the comfort level and expertise they offer. “You want to trust and know your agent is with you through the entire process,” she says. Keller Williams Suburban Realty 4245 Town Center Way, Livingston | 973-251-0100 973-454-9248 (cell) | www.fernfelsenheld.com

ane Greene and Lauren Stone of The GreeneStone Real Estate Team understand home buying/selling can be stressful and emotional, which is why they go the extra mile to ensure the full experience goes smoothly. Their partnership is unique because they both foster relationships with their clients while remaining intimate with every detail of each transaction. Their clients benefit because they can always reach one of them and can rest assured, they are able to assist at any time. Together they have more than 40 years of real estate experience, and are consistently recognized as a Top Team internationally for Coldwell Banker finishing in the top 6% worldwide. Based in Livingston, they cover surrounding counties, and assist people relocating to and from the area. GreeneStone Real Estate Team - Jane and Lauren Coldwell Banker Realty, 2 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston Jane: 973-727-0158 | Lauren: 973-951-6698 www.greenestoneteam.com

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Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Van Der Wende Properties

Robert W. Van Der Wende has been a member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices–Van Der Wende Properties for over 15 years. He joined forces with Alexa Benavente to form one of the top real estate teams serving the West Essex area: The Van Der Wende + Benavente Team. Rob is a multi-year recipient of NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award–Platinum, and BHHS Chairman’s Circle Award–Diamond, given to the top 1% of real estate agents in the nation for superior sales production. His secret to success: Being ready to advise and assist his clients on how to position themselves to be successful in all market conditions.

Alexa Benavente is a real estate marketing expert specializing in Fairfield and the West Essex area. Joining forces with Robert Van Der Wende, she formed the high-successful: The Van Der Wende + Benavente Team. She is well-known for her expertise with social media marketing, superior negotiation skills, and home-pricing strategies designed to assist clients achieve their goals. Alexa is a recipient of NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award–Platinum, and BHHS Chairman’s Circle Award– Diamond, given to the top 1% of real estate agents in the nation for superior sales production. The Van Der Wende + Benavente Team has also achieved recognition as Luxury Home Marketing Specialists.

John P. Reilly, Jr. has been a full-time Realtor® for 33 years. Specializing in North Jersey, John has been a multiaward winner for most of his career. He is a multi-year recipient of the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award–Platinum, and BHHS’s Chairman’s Circle–Gold Award. Most recently, John was awarded the prestigious NJ REALTORS® Distinguished Sales Club Award for achieving at least 10 years of NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence achievement. John prides himself on giving the very best to his clients, “I have enjoyed an amazing journey in my real estate career. But, the very best part of the journey has been helping so many of my clients achieve their real estate goals.”

Lisa Tomasella has been a Realtor® since 1984, living and working extensively in Essex and Passaic counties. Her experience and knowledge of the communities and housing market make her an expert in giving home sellers and buyers reliable information. As a full-time agent, she lives and breathes real estate. Between an upbringing in the building industry, and a successful career for 37 years, Lisa provides the best real estate experience to all. A professional you can trust!

Theresa Venezia is an award-winning Realtor® based out of the Caldwell and Little Falls, NJ offices. Specializing in Bloomfield, she has extensive expertise throughout Essex and Passaic Counties, and has been distinguished numerous times for her excellence in real estate. When she isn’t helping clients buy and sell their homes, she enjoys giving back to her Bloomfield community, where she was raised. Terri leads the Toys for Tots program for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices–Van Der Wende Properties, and also serves as a proud board member for the Cystinosis Foundation of New Jersey.

Nancy Scancarella started her real estate career in the early 1990’s as a Realtor®, and then went on to receive her broker’s license in 1993. She specializes in sales and rentals of single, multi-family townhomes, and condominiums in Essex, Passaic, Bergen, and Morris Counties. Nancy’s praised by her clients for her patience, close attention to detail, and dedication. Her expertise developed throughout her career is an invaluable service–ensuring a smooth transaction, from meeting to closing. She’s a proud multi-year recipient of NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award.

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Ellen Gonik Realtor-Associate® Coldwell Banker

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llen has built her business on the principle of making her clients feel welcome and supported in her neighborhood. Ellen’s clients become friends and her friends become clients. Licensed since 2008, Ellen’s quick rise to the top of her field in just three years is testament to both her drive and stellar reputation among clients and colleagues alike. Having immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was 11 years old, Ellen knows a thing or two about adapting to new situations and connecting with people of all nationalities. Ellen applies her life experiences, along with her well-known sense of humor, toward diffusing tension and making the real estate journey seamless, stress-free and enjoyable for her clients. Ellen’s achievements include being top 1% of all Coldwell Banker® agents worldwide; #1 Agent in Livingston for total sales 2010-present; top 100 most influential agents in NJ; Platinum Circle of Excellence; Zillow® 5-Star Premier Agent; and a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. 973-994-4323 www.ellengonik.com

Robert “Jim” Chaconas Real Estate: From Start to Finish By Christine S. Maxwell

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eal estate is a family affair for Robert “Jim” Chaconas, REALTOR®, serving Essex, Morris, Union Counties, and surrounding areas. His mother was a real estate agent for 35 years, and both grandfathers were in land development and the construction business. So, it was only natural that he would follow in his family’s footsteps. The family dynamic continues as his wife, a designer, is involved with his work; and his nine-year-old twins are learning the ropes early by visiting construction sites and home staging. A realtor for five years, Chaconas, is well prepared for the profession. Previously, he worked in high-end photographic and cinematic pictures, which gave him the overall design and sense of composition in working on real estate projects from start to finish. Chaconas is also a licensed real estate agent in New Jersey and a National Association of Realtors member. Although Chaconas has associates who assist him in all aspects of selling and buying homes, he prefers his work as a listing agent. “As a listing agent, I enjoy meeting people and planning for them to sell their homes quickly and for maximum dollars. I can get them to where they want to be, whether it is a basic sale or increasing the value of their home through my Home Applause business. Home Applause allows us to make the necessary improvements to homes that increase their selling value, “he says. Keller Williams Suburban Realty 4245 Town Center Way, Livingston | 973-251-0100 973-765-4984 (cell) | www.kwmetrogroup.com 32

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CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty Welcomes New Director of Growth & Career Development

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ohn Sass, broker owner of CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc., has announced that Manuela “Mannie” Rodriguez has joined the Cedarcrest Realty team as its director of growth and career development. In her role, Mannie will recruit new real estate agents, and oversee their training and professional development for the real estate brokerage. Cedarcrest Realty has offices in Caldwell and Little Falls. A Cedar Grove resident, Mannie has nearly 20 years of experience as a real estate agent, trainer, recruiter, and office manager, with prior experience in college admissions. She has developed coaching programs and one-on-one training for real estate agents, created programs to elevate performance standards and team productivity, and has a proven track record of increasing sales revenue and client acquisition. “I’m looking forward to helping John bring renewedenergy and excitement to our team, and discover motivated talent out there that wants to become part of the CENTURY 21® system,” she said. “I am very lucky to do what I am passionate about every day and lead our agents to success as a partner who motivates and provides the skills and support they need to run a successful and productive real estate business." Expect to see Mannie at networking at area chambers of commerce and other business associations as part of her business development activities. Anyone interested in career opportunities at CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty should call the Caldwell office at 973-2281050 or email Mannie Rodriguez at Manniec21cedarcrest@gmail.com. CENTURY 21 Cedarcrest Realty 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 44 Main St, Ste. 2, Little Falls 973-228-1050 www.century21cedarcrest.com

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Rich Cording, Jr., Master of Landscape Design Columbia University Rich Cording, Sr., Licensed Landscape Architect Eric Cording Landscape Designer Photo by Dan Epstein


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Great Landscapes Start with Great Ideas CLC LANDSCAPE DESIGN LISTENS, INNOVATES, ASTONISHES By Janis Hashe

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reat landscapes start with great ideas,” said Richard Cording, Sr., founder of CLC Landscape Design. And part of evolving those ‘great ideas,’ he continued, “is using input from members of the company’s highly experienced team.”

A perfect example, he noted, is the extensive redesign pictured above. When he and his team first consulted with the Livingston home’s owners, there was no conversation about a pavilion. When the clients met with Rich Jr. during the pre-construction meeting, they expressed some interest. Further discussions led to a pavilion with a TV, fireplace, and planters to frame a unique destination point. The result is a stunning, multi-use area, “that came from marrying our ideas with those of the clients,” states Cording, Sr. Continued on the next page

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Great Landscapes Start with Great Ideas CLC Landscape Design prides itself on being a company where “classic design meets cutting-edge technique,” a phrase coined by Eric Cording, who, in his sales role, is often a client’s first contact. The nine CLC designers, six of whom are licensed landscape architects, start by ascertaining what the client’s design sensibilities are. “Right now, the clean, elegant Hampton style is very popular,” Cording, Sr. said. They are able to move from 2-D plans to 3-D visualizations, a high-tech innovation that “makes the design come alive” for clients. “When the Livingston clients were shown the pavilion, that really sparked their enthusiasm for how well the design would fit their lifestyle,” he said.

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The company stays abreast of other trends, such as incorporating lighting and technical access into pergolas and other outdoor structures, “essentially building an outdoor home.” Other frequent requests are for fire and water features. Much research goes into the plants used in the designs, ones that will flourish and add color and life for years. For example, Cording Sr, says, “there might be 30 types of catmint, but we picked the cultivar that is the most insect-resistant and has the longest bloom.” Whenever possible, locally sourced stone is used, and boulders and large stones are re-used in the design, or kept for use in another site.


All homes on this page are located in Montclair, Livingston, and the Oranges. Photos courtesy of CLC Landscape Design

Asking questions throughout each project is always key to developing a vision that reflects what the client really wants and needs, Cording, Sr. emphasized. He shared another story of clients who originally requested a swimming pool. But conversation revealed that the owners did not regularly swim, or have young relatives visiting who did. He suggested instead creating a “gorgeous water feature,” that they could see and enjoy year-round. “The questions—and the answers—contribute to uncovering the true potential of the site,” he said.

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Fern Bass: A Life of Moments Observed Story and portrait by Dan Epstein

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or Montclair resident Fern Bass, “the lights went on” as she says at the Brooklyn Museum Art School when she was only ten. Having been signed up for classes in both painting and sculpture, to which she had to take two different buses, it was foundational and inspiring, and the three years she attended classes marked the path for a lifetime in the Arts. Following this with classes at the Cooper Union High School Program continued to lead her after high school to the renowned Art Students League where she took classes while paying her way by modeling. Bass, in her early twenties, applied to and then attended the Pratt Institute majoring in Graphic Design where her art took a commercial turn. After a job as an art director at Fairchild Publications working on several fashion publications, which lead then to the NY Times, and then Self Magazine she was firmly entrenched in the world of editorial art direction. Having been a freelance art director since the birth of her first daughter in 1989, it was the birth of her second daughter in 1994 that found her painting again in earnest and turning back to Fine Art. Once again in painting classes, this time with Miriam Beeman at the Montclair Art Museum, provided the impetus for her to start exhibiting around northern New Jersey starting in Montclair with the Frederick Clement Gallery.

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In the way that life often travels in full circles, it was in 2004 that she started the Bass Arts Studio in Montclair where now she and a staff of instructors offer Art lessons to children, teens, and adults and so inspiring them the way she was inspired those years ago in Brooklyn. Many of her teen students go on to some of the most prestigious professional art schools and colleges. Despite the time required to run this school, she is still a painter whose art never ceases to charm, and her subject matter is often simple moments in time and place that she’s happened to pass on the street and captured with her phone’s camera to later paint.

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In Dog Walkers, a 52x38 acrylic on paper, we find several dog walkers she passed on the street on Fifth Avenue in NYC. In it we can see Bass’s love for both graphic shapes, and dogs. We love the way she’s captured and portrayed the prototypical dog body language and postures in her subjects.

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Marais Waiter, an 18x24 oil on Arches paper, depicts a scene anyone who has visited Paris recognizes. The chairs, so typical of a Paris cafe, seem almost to dance around the waiter who is dressed in the unofficial uniform of black with white apron and contrasts beautifully with the colors of the chairs, clock, and even the door to the cafe as Bass happens past on the street. Finally, in Text, a 24x30 oil on canvas, we again find cafe life, this time in Montclair as Bass surreptitiously photographs her subject while pretending to make a selfie. She likes, she says, “to catch people while they are in an internal contemplative state”, and she does that here perfectly. You can see more of her work both on her website, and in person on November 11-13 at the annual 14C Art Fair in Jersey City.

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Tips from the Home Pros Things To Do When Contemplating a Home Remodel • Make a short list of the professional(s) you think you might need. • Interview them briefly via phone, then follow up with a video or in-person meeting. • Ask for at least three references from those you think might be a fit. Ask references open- ended questions such as, “What problems came up during your project, and how did this person resolve them?” • Prior to making your final selection, discuss what will be included in the scope of work, the timeline and cost structure. Once in a contract, there should be no surprises. • Ask when items need to be ordered, to ensure they will arrive in time to be installed. • Create a list of outstanding items, known as a “punch list,” near the end of the project and share it with all relevant team members.

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Color is Back! Want to stay on trend? Design has taken a colorful turn after so many years of grays and other neutral colors and we are delighted. Bold, beautiful fabrics, wallcoverings, floorcovering, tile, paint, accessories and cabinet finishes are in fashion for home interiors. Don’t be shy about it. If you need some help making your spaces look fresh, give us a call!

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Time for a New Roof? Sadly, roofs do not last forever. But how do you know it’s time to call a professional roofer? First check your attic. If water is getting into your attic or other rooms in your house, call a roofer immediately to avoid water damage and the possibility of MOLD. Improper attic ventilation can also trap moisture and shorten the life of your roof. Take a look outside and examine your roof for possible issues. What shape are your shingles in? Are they curled or broken? Have you found pieces of shingles in your yard? Do some shingles have bald spots? Are there shingle granules in your gutter? All these things are signs that your roof is nearing the end of its life. Additionally, is your flashing damaged or missing, especially around the chimney? Are your gutters and fascia intact? Storms, snow and wind can damage fascia. Wooden facias are vulnerable to rot. Here at GIKAS we will give you an honest opinion if your roof needs to be replaced. The roofs installed by GIKAS are warranted to last 50 YEARS. The longest warranty of any roofing company. We can show you with our special drone, the condition of your roof without the need for you to leave the safety of your front yard. Need a new roof? Call GIKAS For A Free Estimate.

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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Can Help Prevent Electrocution A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet stops any electrical current “leakage” in its tracks before it has the chance to spark an electrical fire. They should be used in any area where water and electricity may come into contact. When a GFCI senses current leakage in an electrical circuit, it assumes a ground fault has occurred. It then interrupts power fast enough to help prevent serious injury from electrical shock. Test GFCIs regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure they are working properly. GFCIs are very important when it comes to wet or damp areas like kitchens and bathrooms. This is because damp or wet areas are more prone to electrical shorts caused by water. Additionally, any areas that may be prone or exposed to rain or snow such as a garage or porch will also benefit highly from a GFCI outlet. If you live in an older home that could be prone to electrical oddities, GFCI outlets are a major asset for fire prevention and protection.

E&M O’Hara 144 Main Street, West Orange | 973-325-3626 www.OHaraElectric.com

Importance of Routine HVAC Check Routine seasonal maintenance on your HVAC system ensures your system is working at its best. It also saves homeowners money by revealing potential problems to address before they become emergencies or cause a breakdown, and keeps your system as energy efficient as possible. A routine HVAC check includes changing filters and humidifier pads, making sure vents are not blocked, and checking for rust on metal flue pipes (caused by water leaking down the chimney). Additionally, the HVAC technician will clear drains, burner tubes and other elements, inspect connections, check the motor and thermostat functionality, monitor refrigerant pressure (air conditioning), test safety controls, and lubricate moving parts. You should never wait too far into the season to maintain your heating or cooling system. It is especially important now to book appointments for a fall checkup because due to supply chain disruptions, it’s taking longer to get parts.

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc. 127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 www.bloomfieldcooling.com

Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Cabinets are the foundation of your kitchen, both from a functional standpoint as well as aesthetically. The cabinets are the first thing you see when you walk into a kitchen so choosing the right cabinet type and cabinet door style for your kitchen based on your budget and style will be one of the most important choices that you make when remodeling your kitchen. There are three types of framed cabinets: partial/traditional overlay, full overlay, and inset, as well as a frameless cabinet. Each term is used to describe how the cabinet door or drawer sits on or in the cabinet frame or box. Partial overlay the door only partially covers the cabinet face frame, exposing large portions of the frame. Full overlay is when the door and drawer fronts almost completely cover the cabinet face. Inset cabinetry the door and drawer fronts sit inside of the cabinet frame openings, flush with the frame. Frameless cabinets the door sits on the face of the cabinet box. Cabinet door styles are the main focal point of the kitchen and set the scene of the space. Recessed panel doors are currently the most popular choice and work well in traditional and transitional spaces. Raised panel doors have more detail and lend themselves more to a traditional look. Flat or slab doors are more modern and sleek. The first step in remodeling your kitchen is understanding the differences in cabinets and door styles and choosing the best for your home and budget. Showcase designers explain the differences and will work with you through every step of the remodeling process.

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Tips from the Home Pros How to Tell If You Have a Faulty Receptacle

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f a receptacle allows plugs to fall out, part of the spring mechanism might have worn down. There are probably other issues in the outlet as well.

• If you need to reset an AFCI/GFCI outlet on a regular basis, something might be wrong with the circuit or equipment it is supplying. • If a receptacle feels abnormally warm, call for an electrician right away. This can indicate faulty wiring and the start of an electrical fire. • When you see cracks across the surface of an outlet, stop using the outlet immediately. Cracks indicate damage. Even a small crack is a warning. Scorch marks on the receptacle are another sign of overheating. • A burning smell from a receptacle means there are probably loose wires in it. When the receptacle sparks noticeably as a plug is put into it, it’s another hazardous condition. For safety’s sake, turn off the circuit breaker. Don’t attempt repairs yourself. Call a licensed electrician to repair or replace the problem receptacle.

Anderson Electrical Contracting Corporation 973-857-4333 | www.AndersonElectric.com | e-mail: andersonelectricnj@gmail.com

You’re about to list your home for sale—but is it staged to show better and sell more quickly? Real estate staging enables potential buyers to really see the full view of the property and helps them envision how they would use it. Staging originally meant decluttering rooms, arranging the furniture, and making basic or cosmetic repairs. Today— especially in our competitive North Jersey market—home stagers may recommend a total room transformation. This may include removing or replacing some furniture, adding new accessories, removing distracting personal photos and knickknacks, repainting, and adding colorful artwork or seasonal décor. In the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profile of Home Staging, 82% of buyers’ agents said staging made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home, and 23% of buyers’ and sellers’ agents said home staging raised the dollar value offered compared to similar homes that weren’t staged. Plus, 31% said that home staging greatly decreased the amount of time a home spent on the market. Another tip: High-quality photography for the listing also helps market your home more effectively.

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Choose a Pavilion Design that Fits Your Landscape, Lifestyle, and Personality Start enjoying more romantic evenings in your backyard while holding your partner tight in front of your covered outdoor fireplace. Feel confident celebrating with all the people you care about during the holidays while you sip on a drink from your outdoor built-in bar. Whether you like to unwind poolside or entertain family and friends, a pavilion is a great addition to any landscape design. A pavilion will define your outdoor space while providing shelter and adding personality to your property. It can be the focal point of your design or the perfect complement to a pool or garden.

Covered structures elevate your property with their versatility. They help extend the fun from inside to the great outdoors by increasing your useable space. A pavilion provides an outdoor spot to entertain and relax any time of year. Having a covered area in your backyard, particularly one with a fire element, removes the variables of rain or shine, sleet, or snow.

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Shelter Your Trees for the Winter Protect a small tree or shrub from extreme cold and the uneven temperatures of freezing and thawing by surrounding it with a cylinder of snow fencing or chicken wire. Fill the space between the tree and the fencing with straw or leaves for insulation. To shield a dwarf or young evergreen from winter damage, drive stakes into the ground at four corners around the plant. Wrap burlap or heavy black plastic around the stakes and secure it at the top, bottom, and center with stout twine.

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A knife’s purpose is to cut ingredients so that you can incorporate the right shapes and sizes for your dishes, but a dull knife edge can lead to trouble. When executing different cuts, a wellmaintained blade will behave more predictably, and there is less chance to lose control and injure yourself. Sharp knives also cut with less need to apply pressure. A dull knife can make every cut a drawn-out struggle, a sharp knife can cut through ingredients quickly and efficiently. Sharp knives also keep ingredients fresh looking. When using sharp knives they will do less damage to your ingredients than dull ones. This is because while they do cut more efficiently, that cut is more precise and thus damages fewer of the ingredients’ cells. Because a dull knife tears and crushes organic cells, it often forces out the ingredients’ natural juices and moisture. Less brute force with a sharp knife means less damage to the food.

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Prediction About Future Design That Will Surprise You CWI.DESIGN president and principal designer Rachel Kapner has an uncanny knack for making predictions about the future of design. She even has a crystal ball. “It’s sort of a joke around my office,” she says, “so I did get one for my birthday.” So, when she gazes into it, what does Rachel see about the future of design? New Designs Will Deserve Fresh Fabrics This prediction has already come to pass in Rachel’s world, but it’s one you may see more designers embrace. “I don’t like to repeat fabrics,” Rachel explains. “If I use a fabric, I will not use it again, and that is definitely one of my sticking points.” This impulse has occasionally stymied suppliers. “I’ve had sales reps who’ve come in, who have asked me, ‘Show me the fabric you use every day.’ And I say, ‘There isn’t one.’ And they look at me like I’m crazy.” But to Rachel, it’s smart. “Many of my clients know each other. I want each of their projects to reflect uniqueness, so that you could say: ‘Yes, I can see that Rachel did this—but not necessarily see the exact same thing.” What unique fabric would Rachel love to use in an upcoming project? Ideally, she’d channel the influence of design icon Mario Buatta, the Prince of Chintz. “Instead of his true floral bouquet chintz: a different, more abstract version of it—but on the same ground cloth,” she explains. “You don’t see a lot of the same ground cloth that you did 30 years ago. People are starting to ask for it, and it’s just not out there.” While she searches for fabric with his spirit, Rachel will hold tight to her memories of Mario. “I met him about a year or two before he passed away,” Rachel recalls. She’d seen him at talks and books signings, but their most memorable encounter was at a showhouse where Rachel was working. “He was sitting at a table. I went up and just sat and talked to him,” she remembers. “I was so excited that this was my idol, and I was able to meet him.”

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Responsible Waste Disposal By Christine S. Maxwell The careful disposal of waste is critical to Champion Waste of Montclair. “Not only are we interested in eliminating clients’ waste materials, but also disposing of them responsibly,” states Louis Mauriello, Champion Waste & Recycling Services owner. Many clients ask ‘What items are recyclable?’ Among the many things that Champion Waste recycles are appliances, metal items, eating utensils, bed frames, metal shelving units, apparatus and extension type cords, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, faucets and pipes, and old car and truck batteries. “People find it interesting that one of the first things we do when removing these items from their homes is to cut appliances and other cords. These items are highly recyclable,” states Mauriello. A common myth is that paints are recyclable. Paint items are messy and need to be disposed of properly. Champion can make special arrangements to dispose of paints with lids firmly attached. “When we handle waste disposal properly,” states Mauriello, “our mission is fulfilled. We help the environment and pass savings created by recycling onto the consumer.”

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Secrets to a Beautiful Landscape Your property is essential to your home’s appeal. For a healthy, beautiful landscape: • Keep in mind that trees provide a long-term framework for your property, giving your home structure, shade, screening and style all year long. • Take care in selecting and placing your trees; you may want to consult experts. • We recommend signing up for a lawn treatment program. Aerating and seeding in the fall is always recommended as well.

K Macken Landscaping Serving the West Essex Area & Surrounding Towns 973-261-0198 | KMackenLandscaping.com

Increasing the Value of Your Home By Christine S. Maxwell As a REALTOR®, Robert “Jim” Chaconas always thinks of ways to assist his clients when selling their homes. Several years ago, he and his partner, David Masor, created Home Applause, a business designed to help homeowners make improvements that will help sell their homes for its maximum real estate value. When asked ‘What are some of the best improvements to make when selling your home?’ Chaconas, believes that upgrades to the kitchen and the bathrooms will yield top dollar. “We help people make these changes at prices lower than anticipated. Sometimes, simple upgrades are all that is needed. Remember, you are preparing your home for sale, not for your personal preferences,” he says. Other easy changes include painting and window treatments. Chaconas recommends all rooms be painted white and all window treatments be removed. “The house shows well with these simple improvements. It appears clean and bright.” Chaconas, has a straightforward goal in mind. “I want to help the seller receive maximum dollar on the sale of the home and to make the home selling process a quick, efficient, and enjoyable process,” he adds. The costs for repairs are deducted from closing costs, and the realtors pass any profits from the increased sale value directly onto the sellers. “This process is quite a boon for sellers. We send them onto the next phase of their lives with cash in their pockets,” says Chaconas.

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Tips from the Home Pros What Type of Stone is Best for a Fireplace Surround? Stone fireplace surrounds are available in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures that can match any design style. From its heat tolerance, to it’s hard, scratch resistant surface, natural stone can handle the rigors of day-to-day use.

Don’t Let Weeds Spoil Concrete Pavers Here’s a quick and easy way to avoid annoying weeds that sprout in the cracks between concrete pavers: replace the sand between pavers with polymer sand. When washed down with water, polymer sand dries into a non-porous yet flexible joint—locking in the pavers and preventing weeds from growing. To keep pavers looking their best, clean up spills promptly, and use an enzyme-based cleaner to remove stains.

Picture Perfect Landscapes, LLC 973-439-9300 | www.pictureperfectlandscape.com

• Slate is resistant to heat, but only appropriate for gas and electric fireplaces—the heat from wood fires can be too intense. • Marble is chosen by many for its timeless beauty, and it is heat tolerance and can be used with wood burning, gas or electric fireplaces. • Granite is suitable for gas or wood burning fireplaces. The stone does require regular sealing, but it is relatively low maintenance and easy to care for. • Limestone is very durable and has good heat tolerance. However, this stone should only be used with electric or gas fireplaces.

APEX Marble and Granite Inc. 998 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove | 973-857-3655 ApexMarbletile.com

How-To Choose a Sheen Whether it’s satin or gloss, choosing a finish for your space is just as important as finding the right color. Glossy finishes draw the eye—consider using gloss paint on the trim in a room that has otherwise been painted with a low-luster or flat paint. Also, consider using gloss finishes to help architectural features pop—such as entry doors or trim around ornate glasswork. Satin and low-luster paints are warmer and provide a greater appearance of depth than flat paints. They also resist stains better than flat paints. Flat paints, also known as matte paints are non-reflective, they tend to conceal surface blemishes better than paints with more sheen. They effectively “smooth” walls that are dented or rough. And, since flat finishes actually deflect attention from surfaces, flat paints are a great choice for ceilings or other surfaces you want to downplay.

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Natural Light in the Kitchen We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether it be preparing meals for the family, hosting family and friends for dinner or children doing arts and crafts or homework. Having natural light come through the kitchen windows and glass doors is wonderful way for the colors and finishes in the kitchen to pop. As the sun moves throughout the day, the sunlight and shadows make the room look different. Natural light will make a room feel more inviting. Sunlight has been known to improve our well-being and reduce stress.

When designing a kitchen, it is important to look at the space and see how we can bring in natural light that doesn’t steal too much cabinet or storage space. Having a window over the kitchen sink is the easiest way but you can be creative. Maybe having a picture or awning window or two in the backsplash area. Here you won’t lose cabinet space, but you can bring the outdoors in. If you have tall ceilings you can utilize the space higher up with transom windows or a circle top window.

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Old Decks Can Look New Again Deck resurfacing can be an excellent way to spruce up an existing deck for a reasonable investment. Resurfacing can be a great fall/winter project because it can be finished in a short period of time. Deck resurfacing is the process of replacing the deck boards, railings and/or stairs on existing deck frame and foundation. There are a number of reasons someone might wish to resurface a deck. • The deck isn’t that old but has not been well maintained so the surface boards are weather worn. • The deck surface is fine but the railings or stairs are in disrepair or unsafe. • You purchase an existing home but do not like the finish or materials used for the deck surface. Be sure to have your deck fully inspected by a trusted professional to ensure deck resurfacing in the proper way to go.

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alcohol. Alcohol can inhibit the sleep cycle and digesting a big meal can cause reflux problems.

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At LightPort Physical Therapy and Spa® we use proven hands-on therapy and specific home exercise programs to relieve your pain and improve your function. Our team is passionate about the wellbeing of our patients and employs the best therapeutic modalities and manual therapy techniques to support them on their path to recovery. As part of our Wellness Programs we offer Naturopathic Medicine treatment options and Eating Awareness Training program.


“We encourage residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. Our comprehensive plan provides vaccinations centers that are convenient to all Essex County residents. Vaccines are safe and effective, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated.” Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive And the Board of County Commissioners

Essex County COVID-19 Vaccination Locations COVID Testing is no longer available

Sears is Closing Saturday, Oct. 29th

Sears Building, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston Mall Thursdays & Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. & Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Essex County Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Orange City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Irvington Town Hall, 1 Civic Square, Irvington Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. East Orange City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines are available. Everyone ages 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments for children ages 6 months to 5 years and all Omicron Booster shots are required. Appointments for other vaccinations are not required. However, if you would like to make an appointment, visit EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456. There are no out-of-pocket costs to receive vaccines. Residents will be asked to provide their medical insurance information so Essex County bill the insurance company $40 for each dose of the vaccine. If you do not have insurance, the cost of the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Funds.

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Restaurant Guide CALDWELL

It is recommend to call in advance as reservations may be required.

Fat Fish Taco

La Taverna

Cloverleaf Tavern

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 www.calandrasitalianvillage.com/la-taverna/ Bbar and lounge 291 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-6825 | www.fatfishtaco.com Coastal Mexican Cuisine

Ocha Caldwell 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-8856 www.ochacaldwell.com Asian Japanese Cuisine

Il Vecchio Cafe 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 | www.cloverleaftavern.com American Cuisine

234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-8889 www.ilvecchiocafe.com Italian Cuisine

La Famiglia Ristorante & Pizzeria

Divina Ristorante 461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-5228 www.divinaristorante.com Italian Cuisine

359 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973 226-3049 www.caldwellrestaurant.com Italian restaurant

CEDAR GROVE Kyoto Sushi III 577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8880 | www.cedargrovekyoto.com Sushi

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FARM TO TABLE CUISINE

AT ITS FINEST LuNello’s menu features decadent Italian dishes composed with the finest and freshest ingredients. This season, indulge in fresh fish dishes including halibut and bronzino. FINE DINING

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LuNello

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-837-1660 www.LuNello.com Full Service Italian Restaurant

Franklin Steakhouse Fairfield 318 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-808-9400 American Fare

GLEN RIDGE

EAST HANOVER

Fitzgerald’s 1928 13 Herman Street, Glen Ridge | 973-748-4702 www.fitzgeralds1928.com American Bistro

LITTLE FALLS Casa Arturo

East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | www.EastHanoverDiner.com Classic American Cuisine

FAIRFIELD

Inside Hampton Inn Hotel 118 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-6500 | www.calandrasmedgrill.com Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean Flair

Cucina Calandra

Antik Greek Kitchen 335 Fairfield Road, Fairfield | 862-210-8527 www.antikgreekkitchen.com Authentic Cuisine for Greek Lovers

216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 | www.cucinacalandra.com Classic Italian

75 Main Street , Little Falls | 973-837-8282 ArturoBistro.com Fine Italian Cuisine

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A Neighborhood Gem

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Restaurant Guide LIVINGSTON

The Landmark

Assado Portuguese Steakhouse

259 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-9787 | Landmarklivingston.com Hometown pub

222 N Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-422-0501 | www.assadonj.com Portuguese Steakhouse

Pizzeta Enoteca

Lithos Estiatorio 405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111 | lithosgreek.com Greek Cuisine

Boccone

Mezza Mediterranean

62 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-740-2264 | www.pizzetausa.com Classic Italian dishes

MADISON Krust Kitchen 7 Cross St, Madison | 908-525-7878 www.krustkitchen.com Pizza place · Italian Restaurant · Dessert Shop 471 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, 973-378-9222 | www.bocconeristorante.com Southern Mediterranean Italian Cuisine

The Feathered Fox 550 W Mt Pleasant Ave #1608, Livingston 973-994-4900 | www.thefeatheredfox.com Steak house, sushi & raw bar

MONTCLAIR 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston 973-992-9300 | www.mezzalivingston.com Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine

Amanti Vino 30 Church Street, Montclair 973-509-WINE (9463) | www.amantivino.com Wine, beer, artisanal spirits, cheese, classes, and outdoor dining at Amanti Vinoteca.

In Krust We Trust Home of the Largest Pizzas in the Metropolitan Area

Our Table

20/24/28/30 and the 36 inch pizza

Sausages & Charcuterie

Wednesday Night Dinners

Charcuterie Boards

All products are made in-house

7 Cross St, Madison

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Fresh & Delicious Italian Cuisine Aozora 407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-233-9400 www.aozoramontclair.com Sushi and European cuisine

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We Now Offer a Private Party Room Accommodates Up to 50 People–Call for Details

Ani Ramen House 401 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-744-3960 www.aniramen.com Ramen

Butler and the Board

103 Forest St, Montclair | www.butlerandtheboard.com Housemade charcuterie and prepared foods.

Jack’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar 718 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-893-5283 JacksSeafoodShackNJ.com Lobster & Seafood

La Rocca Osteria

21 Midland Ave, Montclair | 973-746-0707 laroccaosteria.com Casual Italian Dining

Laboratorio Kitchen 615 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-746-6100 www.thelaboratoriokitchen.com New American Cuisine

Fine Italian Cuisine

BYOB • ON & OFF PREMISE CATERING

973-837-8282

75 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424

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Restaurant Guide Le Salbuen Cafe

UPPER MONTCLAIR

VERONA

97 Walnut St, Montclair | 201-622-8473 www.lesalbuen.com Eclectic European-inspired eatery

De Novo European Pub

Aroy-D, the Thai Elephant

Sweet T’s Southern Eatery

275 Bellevue Ave Montclair | 973-893-5008 www.denovomontclair.com European styled pub

Marcel

605 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-559-3033 www.thethaielephant.com Authentic Thai food 387 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-500-3452 sweettsmontclair.com Healthy, Pork-free Southern Eatery

Zeugma Grill 44 S. Park St, Montclair | 973-744-0074 www.zeugmagrill.com Mediterranean cuisine

Bloom 6311/2 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-842-4086 www.marcelbakeryandkitchen.com Mediterranean cuisine

648 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-433-7256 www.bloomverona.com New American cuisine with French and Korean inspiration

Blue Hippo Coffee Co. TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

SHORT HILLS Boxcar Bar & Grill

662 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 972-433-7891 www.bluehippocoffee.com Breakfast, lunch and brunch

25 Chatham Rd., Short Hills | 973-912-0002 American Cuisine

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Rd, Short Hills 973-467-8882 | www.par440.com A full service restaurant, bar & lounge

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 | www.tsmacc.com Chinese cuisine

Toros Restaurant

Parkside Social 706 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, | 609-248-4596 www.theparksidesocial.com classic American tavern

594 Valley Rd Montclair | 973-707-7651 www.Torosrestaurant.com Mediterranean, Turkish

11 Time Consecutive BEST OF ESSEX Winner!

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Shanghai Ribs

Order Online at: www.TSMACC.com 199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Available for Take Out and Delivery Only INDOOR DINING NOW AVAILABLE IN WYCKOFF: 637 WYCKOFF AVENUE, WYCKOFF, NJ • 201.891.8878

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HOURS: Sun-Thur 6am-1am Fri-Sat 6am-2am

275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover FOR PICK-UP ORDERS CALL 973-884-8840 WE DELIVER through DeliveryNow.com

www.EastHanoverDiner.com

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Sabor De Mi Tierra

The Highlawn

640-644 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 862-621-5200 www.sabordemitierraverona.com Columbian restaurant & bakery

Eagle Rock Reservation, 1 Crest Drive, West Orange 973-731-3463 | www.highlawn.com American Cuisine

WEST CALDWELL

MamaDags

Satisfing Appetites for Almost 30 Years…

Dup Bap 691 Bloomfield Ave West Caldwell 862-210-8164 dupbapnj123.wixsite.com/dupbapnj Korean cusine

Mandara’s Ristorante and Pizzeria 40 Clinton Road, West Caldwell 973-226-3250 www.mandararistorante.com Italian cuisine

WEST ORANGE Chit Chat Diner 410 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-736-1989 www.chitchatdiner.com Classic American Diner

410 St. Cloud Ave, West Orange 862-233-7557 | www.MamaDags.com Seafood + Pizza House

Primavera 500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-0966 www.primaverawestorange.com Traditional Italian Cuisine

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Chiropractor.

The Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY Visit us online at BestofEssex.com

The Chiropractic Source, founded by Drs. Marco Ferrucci and Tim Lyons specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) and Softwave Therapy. CBP is a leading spinal corrective care that includes postural corrective adjustments, exercises and traction. SoftWave Therapy helps identify and decrease inflammation, improves blood flow and promotes stem cell healing for joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. This combination of care, allows them to be your source for the best in health and regeneration. Contact their office to learn more about how their care may help you!

The Chiropractic Source 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-228-0500 www.thechiropracticsource.com

Acupuncture.

Coffee House.

Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Dr. Margaret Amireh, DACM, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions. Some insurance accepted. For additional information, please call them at 973-304-1506

A carefully curated menu featuring quality sourced and sustainable coffee, organic smoothies, juices, specialty crafted beverages, healthy, savory bites and coastal vibes. A few more perks: the outdoor oasis cafe + indoor hangout joint, “pick-me-up” window, our very own mobile app for order ahead convenience, the mercantile, endless parking spaces, zero meter-maids, a community of like-minded awesome people + lots of good vibes.

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506 www.balancedbodyacupuncture.com

The Compound Coffee Co. 271 Grove Avenue, Verona | 973-601-2570 | thecompoundnj.com

Accountant.

Day Care/PreSchool.

Cullari Carrico, LLC provides complete tax, accounting, auditing, management and personal consulting services to a wide range of businesses, as well as individual clients.

Kiddie Academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Life Essentials is Kiddie Academy’s overarching philosophy that includes a variety of programs and techniques. They focus on developmentally appropriate curriculum, health and fitness, character education, and technology education. Ages served range from Infant to Full day Kindergarten. We also have a FUN summer program which goes until age 10.

Cullari Carrico, LLC 55 Lane Road, Ste. 300 Fairfield 973-406-3955 | www.cullaricarrico.com

Kiddie Academy

Bakery.

810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 www.kiddieacademy.com

Famously known for their all natural, only 4 ingredient bread, Calandra’s Bakery has been serving delicious, high-quality baked goods since 1962. All of their bread is handcrafted the old-fashion way, and NEVER made with any preservatives. Savor hot bread every hour on the hour at all three of their retail locations in Newark, Fairfield, and Caldwell. You can also find their bread in your local supermarket!

Deli. Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli prides itself on creating delicious food using the freshest ingredients possible. All sandwiches, panini, and hoagies are made on Calandra’s freshly baked bread and can be topped with everything from traditional cold cuts to handmade mozzarella, vegetables, homemade sauces and much more.

Calandra’s Bakery https://www.livbreads.com

Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli All-natural sourdough loaves Airy focaccia and buns Flaky babka, rugelach and croissant Seasonal sandwiches and salads Proudly serving Counter Culture Coffee we liv breads

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 | www.calandrasmarketanddeli.com

Liv Breads Bakery

With 20 years experience, Anderson Electric’s knowledge and expertise are there to help you with any electrical project you have no matter how big or small. They are licensed and insured to handle commercial as well as residential projects, interior as well as exterior jobs.

Electrician.

184 Essex Street, Millburn | The Mall at Short Hills 32 Nathaniel Place, Englewood www.livbreads.com | eat@livbreads.com

Anderson Electric Verona | 973-857-4333 www.andersonelectric.com

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Electrician. Customer satisfaction is O’Hara Electric’s top priority. Since 1963, this family-owned and operated business has been providing superior electrical services for homes and businesses. Fully licensed and insured.

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc. 144 Main Street, West Orange | 973-325-3626 www.oharaelectric.com

Event Venue. Crystal Plaza is a turn of the century mansion built in the 1890’s by the prominent architect, Stanford White. The venue has a gorgeous grand ballroom, spectacular gardens, and a range of other multi-purpose rooms. The overarching Crystal Plaza Group provides full eventproduction services and non-kosher, kosher, and glatt kosher catering for off-premise at venues in NJ and NY.

Crystal Plaza 305 W Northfield Rd, Livingston | 973-992-8100 www.crystalplaza.com

An award-winning Interior Design business located in Verona, the perfect source for all of your residential and light commercial interior design projects. Easy and fun to work with—they offer excellent design using the best in custom window treatments, custom furniture including upholstery and reupholstery, lighting, accessories, floorcovering, design services, space planning, color consultations, and much more.

Valerie Ruddy Designs Decorating Den Interiors 973-239-3004 | www.valerieruddy.decoratingden.com

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt. Award-Winning Ice Cream, Gelato, Cakes, & Shakes. Featured on ESPN, Food Network, Washington Post, and more. Mark and Julie’s Ice Cream in West Orange became part of the Guerriero brand in 2022.

Guerriero Gelato 571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 194 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 6 US-46, Pine Brook 476 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange www.guerrierogelato.com

HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment—with sales, installations, repairs and maintenance service for residential and commercial customers. They take pride in delivering superior customer service and were voted Best HVAC contractor in Essex County seven years in a row. They also sell, install and provide maintenance service on home standby generators and air purification systems. NJ ELEC LIC#11850B HVAC-R LIC# 19HC00144800

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 www.BloomfieldCooling.com

Home Remodeling. G&L and Sons Renovations, LLC is a full service home remodeling company serving northern NJ for over 30 years. They can help you with remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, basement, add an addition or complete home remodel.

G&L and Sons Renovations, LLC 973-857-3553 | www.glandsons.com

Interior Design. For nearly 25 years, Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC has provided discriminating clients with custom residential interiors designed to deliver lasting elegance and true livability. Installed in residences throughout the New York tri-state region and beyond, the full-service firm’s one-of-kind designs interpret each client’s unique vision with a sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 | www.richardbaileyinteriors.com

Jewelry. Walter Bauman is a full-service, fine jewelry store with expert jewelers and watchmakers available for all your jewelry-repair needs.

Walter Bauman 653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3155 | www.walterbauman.com

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. For over 25 years, Showcase Kitchen & Bath has been known for not only their stunning kitchens and bathrooms but for their ability to seamlessly perform all facets of home remodeling. The creative designs and quality craftsmanship are the reason why they are New Jersey’s Premier Remodeler and have been voted Best of Essex 12 years in a row. NJ Lic#13VH00056300 EPA Lead Safe Certificate #Nat-23584-1

Showcase Kitchen & Bath 438 Broad Street Bloomfield | 973-743-8722 www.showcasekitchen.com

Landscaping. K. Macken Landscaping offers complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction by a fully insured company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Plus, their locally owned and operated company always gives the most competitive prices.

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 www.kmackenlandscaping.com Picture Perfect Landscapes offers a full range of state-ofthe-art landscape design, construction, maintenance and other lawn-related services for private residences or commercial properties. They stand ready to provide you a long-lasting outdoor environment for your home.

Picture Perfect Landscapes, LLC 973-439-9300 www.pictureperfectlandscape.com

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Lawyer.

Pest and Lawn Care.

The attorneys at Cipriano Law Offices, PC work as a team to carefully examine the circumstance of your individual case. They are qualified family law mediators and trained in collaborative law, in addition to having a vast amount of litigation experience, including: high net worth divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, custody, adoptions, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence matters, Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

A local favorite since 1978. Licensed and insured professionals providing environmentally conscious alternatives to control pests in and around the home, as well as fungus, diseases and pests impacting lawn, trees and shrubs.

Dial Environmental 119 Harrison Avenue, Roseland | 973-228-2500 www.DialEnvironmental.com

Cipriano Law Offices, PC 175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 4C/D, West Caldwell | 973-403-8600 www.CiprianoLaw.com

K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.

Lingerie & Intimate Wear. Specializing in bra fittings and cup sized swimwear. They also offer VIP shopping experience for groups, private shopping events, undergarment fittings for weddings and Bridal Parties, virtual shopping experience and men’s private shopping. They also offer events such as hosting a fundraiser with the organization of your choice, seminar/lingerie and swim product knowledge events, book an outside store event, and boudoir packages.

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 www.k9resorts.com

Sitting Pretty Intimates 97 S Livingston Ave Suite C, Livingston | 973-251-2224 www.Sittingprettyintimates.com

Specializing in injections (Botox, Dysport, Fillers), Coolsculpting, PRP Procedures, Body Contouring, Microblading, Microneedling, Vaginal Rejuvenation and other Spa services,all to help clients “Look and Feel your Best.”

Montclair Rejuvenation Center

Iron Physical Therapy

One Mt. Prospect Ave., Verona | 862 284 3747 761 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell | 973 650-3204 www.montclairrejuvenationcenter.com

474 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973- 228-4766 | www.ironpt.com JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and Pennsylvania. Their multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and has developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high quality clinical outcome for their patients.

The Spa at Mecca understands how important it is to look and feel your best. They offer medical spa services to enhance your appearance and target the cosmetic issues that plague you. The skin and body treatments are designed to produce results that will leave you feeling satisfied, renewed, and refreshed. The highly trained staff fully embraces The Spa at Mecca’s mission to reveal each patient’s inner beauty and recognize that each client’s needs and goals differ, and customize the their treatment plan accordingly.

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Convenient Locations throughout New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania West Orange: 973-669-0078 | Fairfield: 862-702-3420 | jagonept.com

The Spa at Mecca 333 Route 46 West, Building A, Suite 135, Fairfield | 973-775-9380 www.meccaspa.com

Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. They strive for excellence in all that they do—from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face.

The core mission of Dr. De Hoyos, DPT is to provide a positive clinical atmosphere, conducive for healing and fostering a healthy consciousness in each patient to facilitate meeting and exceeding their physical therapy goals as well as clinical outcomes.

LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa 355 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-0072 www.lightportpt.com

Block & Zuckerman Opticians 371 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-736-7647 | www.BZOpticians.com

Mecca Integrated Medical provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary diagnostic treatment approach to patients suffering from low back and neck pain, as well as other ailments, in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. They combine traditional medical and chiropractic care with physical therapy and aesthetic medicine in order to educate and guide individuals away from sickness and disease toward optimal health and a sense of well-being.

Painter. “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements

Mecca Integrated Medical 333 Route 46 West, Building A, Suite 135, Fairfield | 973-943-4300 www.meccamedical.com

973-762-6333 | www.WilbersPainting.com

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Physical Therapy. Iron Physical Therapy is a warm and inviting place where you can get stronger than you ever thought possible. Providing orthopedic pain relief (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, hip, knee, ankle, foot), sports rehabilitation, and post-surgical patients. They are focused on helping you recover using the latest treatments including Active Release Technique (ART), Kinesio Taping, Graston Technique, Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation and the Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine.

Medi Spa.

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Pilates.

Restaurant.

MadKat Pilates, offering instruction in the Classical Pilates Method, is a haven specializing in customized workouts for all bodies, all ages, and all levels of fitness.

In addition to owning and operating three bakeries, the Calandra family expanded their household name by opening three restaurants; Cucina Calandra, Calandra’s Mediterranrean Grill, and iL Vecchio Cafe. Whether you are looking for an evening out, business lunch, or to celebrate a special occasion all three restaurants offer something unique to your dining experience.

MadKat Pilates 855 Bloomfield Ave, Glen Ridge | 973-707-7695 www.madkatpilates.com

Psychotherapy & Life Coaching. For almost 29 years, Sue Waldman, LPC, BCC has been offering Psychotherapy, Life Coaching and Reiki services for anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and loss. Sue now offers inspirational support gatherings for teens. Sue brings empathic, intuitive insights and compassionate support to her counseling sessions, seminars, and groups. Her work is highly transformative. As the shifts occur within, you will gain a sense of personal power, self-discovery, resolution, and relief. Her practice is based on the belief her client’s needs are of the utmost importance.

Sue Waldman, MA, LPC, BCC Pink Light, LLC | 973-857-9090 | www.SueWaldman.com

Realtor.

Calandra Restaurants www.cucinacalandra.com | www.calandrasmedgrill.com www.ilvecchiocafe.com A flavorful Italian Seafood restaurant conveniently located just east and across the street from the Turtleback Zoo. Inspired by family traditions, Anthony Dagostino wanted to bring back the old school clam house experience. True to tradition, The recipes are simple and authentic using only the freshest catch and ingredients. The personable staff, ample portions and robust flavors have gained them a loyal local community of regulars. Bring an appetite!

Mamma Dags Seafood & Pizza House 410 St. Cloud Avenue, West Orange | 862-233-7557 www.mamadags.com

Roofing.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage franchise network designed for today’s real estate market. From first time home buyers to high-end residential markets to middle market communities to commercial real estate, our brokers and agents are down to earth, nimble and local experts.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 304, Caldwell | 973-226-0333 www.BHHSVDW.com

Celebrating 20 years in business, American Roofing and Siding is a “full-service” roofing company handling everything from a new roof installation, roof maintenance and restoration to re-roofs and repairs. Each job is completed with the assurance that can solely come from years of experience. Every homeowner is treated with a personal touch, which comes from our staff.

American Roofing and Siding 1-3 St. Mary’s Place Belleville | 973 542-0710 americanroofingandsiding.com

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Diamond Minds

DEALING WITH OBSTACLES,

OBJECTIONS & SETBACKS

By Barry Farber

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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.

“We can remove all obstacles through quiet perseverance.” — Chinese Proverb

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 Barry Farber 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. 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.

Barry Farber is a best-selling author, an award winning radio and television host as well as an agent and marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He’s also the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens. His latest release is an inspirational children’s book “In search of the magic tree” available at www.barryfarber.com

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Suburban Essex

October 2022


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