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Suburban Essex

By Warren Westura

How Do You Uplift Your Spirit During The Cold Winter Months?

FEBRUARY 2013

VOL. 21 NO. 1

DAVID J. BLACK FOUNDER & CEO

CATHLEEN M. BLACK PRESIDENT & COO

MELISSA KANE

ASSISTANT TO THE PUBLISHER

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Cindy Siegel, Montclair

Glenn Hoffman, Clifton

I cook healthy. I go for a lot of brisk walks.

Artificial sunlight. I use that a lot. I support the Salvation Army.

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Paddy Kemp, Montclair

Celeste Fasone, Woodland Park

I do a lot of Caribbean oil painting.

More time on the treadmill, more theatre and more movies on Tuesdays.

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My daughter and I go down to Florida and watch her horseshows.

I work. I like peace. No fighting.

Karin Diana, Montclair

Ingrid Mitchell, Montclair

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I exercise a lot.

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TABLE of CONTENTS

FEBRUARY 2013

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8 Inside Essex Exciting news and happenings in the area

11 Calendar of Events 20 The Advantages of an Independent School 22 Private & Independent School Resource Directory

36 This Just In…

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For Valentine’s Day

39 In The Marketplace Hardware Bath & Spa— Demonstrates a History of Customer Service

41 Camp Spotlights 54 Health & Beauty 54 Know Your Numbers: Facts and figures for a healthy heart 56 Have You Heard… 57 Ask the Expert: Michael Scurti, DMD, FICOI, Discusses Family Dentistry & Technologies 58 Seen In Essex: Green Hill Gala 59 Diamond Minds

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66 Bon Appétit Toscania Trattoria—Grows in Size and Popularity

68 Restaurant Guide 75 Real Estate Watch December 2012 Home Sales

78 Local Home Services

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INSIDE ESSEX By Melissa Kane

Yoga Studio Adds Warm Yoga Flow Classes Montclair Salon Introduces New Product Line

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alon Crimson, a full-service salon and spa in Montclair has added a new professional-grade product line to their skincare menu. The product, which is called PCA Skin, is a fullspectrum line of skincare products. The products, which were added to the salon’s menu in December, include specially formulated facial peels and treatments for professional use only; as well as a variety of facial cleansers, moisturizers, broad spectrum SPFs. The also offer treatment solutions and serums for skin problems including aging and hyperpigmentation. Each PCA Skin product is offered in a variety of formulas suitable for different needs and skin types. Salon Crimson offers many other salon services such as hair styling, full-service coloring, make-up application, professional NOVA eyelash extensions, waxing and nail care.

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he American Yoga Academy and Studio has added Warm Yoga Flow classes to their roster. The classes, which kicked off on January 7, are held each Monday evening from 6:15-7:15pm. For Warm Yoga Flow, the studio is heated to 85 degrees, which is proven to burn more calories, warm the muscles for greater flexibility and deeper stretches, flush toxins from the body, improve the efficiency of your immune system, provide a cardiovascular workout and help your skin become glowing and radiant. Through this class, Yogis of all levels can integrate breath and movement, and will work on building strength, flexibility and toning. The Warm Yoga Flow class is taught by The American Yoga Academy and Studio’s Director Jennifer Cavalieri and is open to new Yogis young and old. Additionally, to mark the addition of this class to their schedule, Cavalieri and her colleagues are excited to offer new students who mention Suburban Essex Magazine and this article their first class for just $10!

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n Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Dr. David Greuner, a vein specialist with the Vein Centers of NYC Surgical Associates was featured on the CBS show ‘The Doctors’. During his segment, Dr. Greuner, a board certified surgeon and vein specialist, offered insight into his career and the medical advancements used to treat varicose veins. Dr. Greuner offered tips for prevention of varicose veins- especially for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle such as sitting behind a desk and those who spend the majority of their workday on their feet. “For people that sit behind a desk or stand all day, blood is pooling in your legs-it’s just gravity,” he explained as he positioned himself on the floor, feet propped up by an exercise ball. “To prevent them, elevate your legs so that your feet are higher than your heart. This returns blood to your circulation where it’s supposed to be.” Dr. Greuner will be featured in “The Doctors’ 2013 Most Beautiful Doctors” calendar for the month of August. The calendar, which is available for purchase at thebooknook.com, is being sold for $14.99, and all proceeds will be donated to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help victims of disasters. Dr. David Greuner Vein Centers of NYC Surgical Associates 555 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell 800 2nd Ave., (Between 42nd St. & 43rd St.), NY, NY 8717 21st Ave., Brooklyn, NY 888-286-6600 • www.VeinCenters.net

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Local Realtors Collects 400 Toys for Those in Need

or the 34th consecutive year, Weichert Realtors-Livingston hosted their annual toy drive, collecting approximately 400 toys for those in need. The toys collected were donated to Newark’s Integrity House, Livingston’s St. Philomena’s Church, Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s office, and to victims of Hurricane Sandy. According to Office Manager Janice Berkowitz and associate Adrienne Cooper-

man, who run the drive each year, the outpouring of support was unprecedented. Donors included an entire kindergarten class from Collins Elementary School in Livingston, a 5-year old boy who donated his birthday gifts, and a group of children who donated all of their gifts from one night of Hanukkah. “This was an unusual year. I think because of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy

in Newtown, CT, there was a tremendous need and the outpouring was incredible,” Berkowitz said. Cooperman, who credits the generosity of her entire staff and their surrounding community, couldn’t be more thrilled to give back. “It warms my heart to be able to do this for those in need,” she said. “We will continue to do this again and again and again.”

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SUPER SUNDAY Raises $2.3M for Charity

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olunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ gathered on Sunday, December 2 for Super Sunday phonathon that raised funds for those in need not only in New Jersey, but throughout the United States, Israel and across the globe. The event raised $2,377,670.00. More than 1,000 volunteers gathered at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ facilities in Whippany and Scotch Plains. During the day, volunteers made phone calls asking for monetary donations, wrapped presents, wrote thank you notes, sorted donations, donated supplies, played games and participated in family activities. At both locations, representatives from the American Red Cross Blood Mobile, the NJ Sharing Network Organ and Tissue Registry were present collecting blood and helping volunteers sign up to become organ and tissue donors. Exclusively in Whippany, representatives from the National Marrow Registry were present testing individuals to become bone marrow donors. According to Sherry Kirschenbaum, the Media Manager for the Jewish Federation in Whippany, the event was a huge success. “There was a tremendous response from the community in both locations,” she said. “The volunteers really went above and beyond, and had a great time doing it.” To learn more about the Federation visit www.jfedgmw.org

NJ Arts Incubator Elects New Executive Board

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n December 19, 2012, the New Jersey Arts Incubator (NJAI) elected a new Executive Board as part of their final board of trustees meeting of the year. During the meeting, Mr. Matthew Schwartz was named Treasurer and Ms. Christine Wolff Strassman was named Secretary. Additionally, Ms. Lisa Scalora, who served as Chairwoman in 2006 at the NJAI’s inception, was named Chairwoman and Ms. Amy Simon, who founded the organization and served as its executive director, was named Vice-Chairwoman. The newly-elected board members will retain their positions through the 2013 season, which will continue through 2014. Additionally, in May 2012, NJAI was approved by the West Orange Town Council to be the new producing and performing agency at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) on Boland Drive where their Summer 2013 performances will be held at the amphitheater. Their residence will last four years. “We are bringing the community and the talent in our community back to OSPAC,” Chairwoman Scalora said. “This venue, this gorgeous property, belongs to the residents and our goal at NJAI is to facilitate its continued use for the benefit of our town.” NJAI is located at OSPAC at 4 Boland Drive in West Orange. For more information on NJAI, please call 973-669-0602 or visit www.NJAI.org. February 2013

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Cinderella, performed by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, at NJPAC on February 1.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Cinderella Founded in 1870, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia has since remained one of Russia’s most distinguished artistic companies. This season, the company of 50 returns with its magical production of Cinderella, performed here with full corps de ballet. Noon. Grades 4-8. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens Learn the role that vegetable gardening has played in shaping the history, culture and economy of New Jersey and discover why New Jersey is known as the Garden State. Runs thru June 30.10am-5pm. New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Pl., Newark. Call 973-596-8500 or visit www.jerseyhistory.org.

What’s Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties Through photographs, artifacts, period media and oral histories, discover the diverse stories of how and why Newark—and the nation— changed in the 1960’s and the struggle for renewal and rebirth since that time. Runs thru June 30. 10am-5pm. New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Pl., Newark. Call 973-596-8500 for information.

Women’s Workshop Job Readiness Program & Career Quest. Ongoing program that assists women to become “job ready,” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques and job search strategies. NCJW Center for Women, 70 S. Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter A new chamber opera based on the life of renowned African-American artist Clementine Hunter. Using her artwork and stories, Hunter’s touching and unique journey is brought to the stage through the collaboration of Robert Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon and Jacqueline Woodson. Runs through Feb.3. 7:30pm. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair. Call 973-655-5112 or visit www.peakperfs.org.

Ink, Press, Repeat 2013 A national juried exhibition of traditional and digital print media and book art by 32 professional artists from across the United States. Runs thru Feb.15. William Paterson University Galleries, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. Call 973-7202654 for information. (continued on page 12)

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Bury The Dead

Murder In Green Meadows

Irwin Shaw’s 1936 Anti-War Play. The time is the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night and the military burial detail goes about its sad duties. The dead soldiers rise up pleading to be allowed to rejoin the living. The generals, news media, their families and their sweethearts plead with them to lie down and be buried, but these soldiers will not be so easily forgotten. 8pm. Also Feb. 3 at 2pm. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973-763-4029 or purchase through www.thetheaterproject.org.

Thomas Devereaux and his beautiful wife, Joan, have just moved into the quiet suburban town of Green Meadows and they quickly develop a friendship with their new neighbors, Carolyn and Jeff. What follows is a diabolical plot. Runs thru Feb.17. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 for time and dates or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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Their latest album Alma celebrates this new collaboration between sixtime Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player Paolo Fresu. 8pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Mega Model Train Display Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Runs thru Feb 22. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www. morrismuseum.org.

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David Oquendo leads his audience into a world populated with indefinite human-plant-animal-fungus origin. Runs thru July 24. 8am-8pm. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. Call 973-353-1610 or visit andromeda. rutgers.edu/artgallery.

Carnaval Three twenty-somethings board a plane for Rio De Janeiro for a taste of the good life: sun, fun and of course, women paid to serve. But what starts out as a joyride takes an unexpected turn and the three tourists find themselves in a situation that will change their friendships and their lives forever. *Please Note: this play contains explicit content and language. Thru March 3. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 or visit www.lunastage.org.

Glen Ridge Antiques Show The Women’s Association of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church hosts the 67th Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show & Sale. Country and formal dealers from 5 states, homemade lunches, desserts and Friday dinner. Open Fri 10am-9pm and Sat 10am-4pm. Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, at Clark St., Glen Ridge. Contact the church office at 973-743-5596 or visit www.glenridgeantiques.com.

Victorian New Jersey This exhibition presents a photographic time capsule of the New Jersey Shore during the Victorian era, including bathing, fishing off the pier in Asbury Park and popular attractions in Ocean Grove and Cape May. Particularly poignant in its documentation of coastal New Jersey, so dramatically altered by Hurricane Sandy. Photographs by Guillermo Thorn. Runs thru March 31. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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Toying with Art is a juried exhibition, featuring more than 40 works by more than 20 artists, ranging from miniature carvings to large assemblages. Runs thru March 17. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

Women’s Workshop Put Your Debt on a Diet; Returning to the Workplace: Opportunities and Issues. Please call for date and time. NCJW Center for Women, 70 S. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. For information call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org.

Kabbalat Dinner Dr. David Bossman, Professor, Department of Religion at Seton Hall University will speak on “The Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Why It is Important in a Pluralistic Society.” 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290, x217 or visit www.tbanj.org.

Citizen Cope Performs Clarence Greenwood, stage name Citizen Cope, is an American songwriter and producer. His music is a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock. 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call 877-935-5668 for information.

Women’s Workshop Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a financial or legal concern. NCJW Center for Women, 70 S. Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

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African Art The Museum’s African permanent art gallery collection ranks among the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive, representing the breadth, diversity and vitality of artistic creativity throughout the continent. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www. newarkmuseum.org.

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“State of the Art 2013” This exhibit includes the work in a variety of styles and media from 75 Studio Montclair members. This year, SMI is pleased to have as juror Patterson Sims, an independent art curator, writer and consultant and a former director of the Montclair Art Museum. Thru April 22. Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. Call 973-744-1818 or visit www.studiomontclair.org. (continued on page 14)

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Computer Classes for Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Classes scheduled for February are Intro to WORD; PowerPoint; Outlook. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 S. Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Art of the Americas

The Birdland Big Band, directed by drummer Tommy Igoe, sets the standard for the 21st-century jazz orchestra in this swinging concert that recreates the ambience and experience of a night at New York’s famous Birdland club. 3 and 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

“Bling” it On. Celebrate Black History Month by painting and collaging an artwork inspired by AfricanAmerican artist Mickalene Thomas and her giant landscape using bold patterns, camouflage and sparkly “bling.” Saturdays at 1, 2 & 3pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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“This Filthy World” is a one-man show by John Waters concerning his origins in the trash genre and his successful career navigating Hollywood. 8pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

The permanent gallery Art of the Americas includes both Native North American and Latin American art. It is comprised over 4,500 objects with a geographic span from Alaska to Argentina and a time span from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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Bring the grown-up who’s promised to be your Valentine, because you’re going to love this special class. Menu highlights: red velvet popcorn; sweet cupid cupcakes and cupid sundae bar with homemade pink whipped cream. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter 8pm. See February 1 for details.

Some of the world’s greatest illusionists, comedic magicians, daring escape artists and beautiful dancers amaze with magic that has to be seen to be believed in this spectacle sure to astonish audiences of all ages. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets or information, please call 973-539-8008 or visit mayoarts.org.

Parashat HaShavuah led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin Every Saturday morning before services. Medieval and modern commentaries are used in traditional weekly study of the Torah portion reading the text as canon, narrative, allegory and a contemporary source of understanding and insight. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call Temple office at 973-994-2290 for information.

Super Science Saturdays Glow in the Dark Goo. Mix polymers to create glue and make it glow too. Families are invited to stop by and participate in hands-on science workshops. Children will explore the scientific method as they conduct experiments and observe the results. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Noon–2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.


Minyan Group Meetings

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion This show brings the constellation Orion to life in an imaginative, fun-filled, animated adventure. Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, you will follow Orion’s adventures as he grows up, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. Saturdays & Sundays 1 & 3pm. Recommended for children ages 5 to 9. Runs thru March 31. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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The group meets every Saturday at 9:15 am for Shabbat services. All participants are invited for an Aliya, a Torah blessing. Follow the service each week, there is a kiddush, where snacks are served and a lively discussion about the original meaning of the Torah passage and how it applies to life today. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. Call 973-763-4116 x264 for information.

32nd Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival The Black Maria Film and Video Festival provides an important, one-of-a-kind distribution outlet for short films, traveling each year to over seventy sites and reaching audiences in the furthest corners of the United States and Europe. 2-4:30pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

The Real Deal in Funk, Soul, R&B and Blues. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 5th Annual Queen Esther Tea Enjoy a kosher dairy brunch and learn how you, too, can dress like a Persian Queen, with The Frock Swap. Fashion consultants Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin will dazzle your dress with designer flare. Geared to all women, modern to modest, ages 9-99. Sponsored by the Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. 10am. YM-YWHA of Union County, 501 Green Ln., Union. For more information or to register for this event, please call 908-288-2427 or email dlevenstein@jfedgmw.org. (continued on page 16)

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Painting the Pastel Figure Students will explore rich and beautiful techniques of drawing and painting the figure. In this one-day workshop students will work from a series of long and short poses as well as a variety of poses in genre scenes that will challange and inspire. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

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Keynote speakers include Itamar Marcus, founder and director Palestinian Media Watch and Michael Curtis, author of “Should Israel Exist? A Sovereign Nation Under Attack by the International Community” and professor emeritus of Political Science at Rutgers University. Free. 9am-1pm. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Rt. 10, Whippany. For more information or to register, please call 973-403-3064 or visit www.jfedgmw.org/summit.

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Under the direction of Maestro Enrico Granafei, the Orchestra will perform Italian and Neopolitan tunes, favorite selections from their repertoire and new pieces. 3pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield. Call 973-429-0960 for information.

Want to practice your Italian? Join this bi-monthly chat group. Small group setting with native–speaker teachers. First and third Monday of each month. 6:30–8pm. Reservations required. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, Ste. 2C, W. Caldwell. Call to register 973-2281843.

Family Caregiver Support Group If you are caring for someone with cognitive impairment due to dementia or Parkinson’s disease, please join us. The group offers a reassuring environment to share and talk; to learn how to have your needs as a caregiver met and to glean ideas on managing the demands on you, your family and the person for whom you are caring. First and third Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Verona Park Boathouse, at the corner of Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves. Call RothbartMayer, LCSW at 917-916-8002 for more information.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Kim’s Mid-Day Crunch! This class is a high intensity workout which incorporates functional training and weight lifting technique. This work-out is not condition specific and is recommended for those who wish to push themselves a little further or have become bored in their regular routine. 10:30am. The Offiice of Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC, 86 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-7449880 or visit www.CarlucciChiropractic.com.

The Rainbow Fish, A Musical

The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful creature in the ocean. When the other fish ask to share her pretty silver scales, will she sacrifice the one thing that makes her unique in order to share her gifts with those around her? This delightful musical based on the best-seller about the value of true friendship is intended for kindergarten through second grade. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets or information, call 973-539-8008.

Intermediate Spanish Improve your fluency, expand your vocabulary and use of grammar. Small group setting with personalized instruction. You won’t just study Spanish… you’ll speak it! The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, Ste. 2C, West Caldwell. Call to register 973228-1843.


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Chef Diana Albanese’s hands-on workshop guides you through each recipe that is perfect for stress-free, easy entertaining. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

Decorate a lovely heart-shaped wreath using assorted dried flowers for a Valentine’s Day gift suitable for any room. All materials and supplies will be furnished. Please bring clippers appropriate for cutting fine material. 6:30-8:30pm. Registration suggested. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org.

Annual Texas Hold‘em Tournament Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club Proudly Presents the Annual Texas Hold‘em Tournament. Food, fun, gambling with friends! What could be better? Prizes: 50% of proceeds will be awarded in Visa Gift Cards. RSVP: tbamensclub@gmail. com. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. For more information, visit: www.tbanj.org or call 973- 994-2290.

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Tales of the Maya Skies This new planetarium show transports you to the jungles of Mexico and the city of Chichén Itzá with its beautiful stepped pyramids. Wed-Fri, 2pm, Sat. & Sun. 2 & 4pm. Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up. Runs thru Feb. 24. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

Year of the Serpent Flowing lines, twirling ribbons and the thunderous motion of martial arts highlight this program of both traditional and contemporary music and dance, all choreographed by NJ’s own Nai-Ni Chen. 10am and 12:30pm . Grades 4-8. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Body Alignment This is a specialty class, limited to 4 -5 people maximum. This class focuses on upper body alignment and low back/ core strength. This class is perfect for those with “chronic” discomfort and hyper-mobility. 10am. Registration required. The Office of Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC, 86 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9880 or visit www. CarlucciChiropractic.com.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Christopher O’Riley Performs

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Christopher O’Riley is well-known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and popular culture. His performances stretch the piano beyond the classical repertoire and into the rich uncharted territory of contemporary and alt-rock. 7:30pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Joint Replacement Seminar For those suffering from chronic hip or knee pain, joint replacement surgery could help. 6:30pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 S. Orange Ave, Livingston. Registration required call 888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealthcalendar. org.

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Baby Weight is a fitness class where Mommy works out with baby. A fun way to bond with baby. Babies welcome from 6 weeks to 1 year. Bring a carrier or a bouncy seat just in case baby gets tired! Thursdays. 10:30am. The Office of Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC, 86 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9880 or visit www.CarlucciChiropractic.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 The Temptations and The Four Tops Perform Two legendary supergroups—together again! From “Baby, I Need Your Loving” to “My Girl,” enjoy an evening full of your favorite Motown memories from two classic 1960s hitmakers. The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org

Beginner Conversational Italian Always wanted to learn Italian? Small group classes are now forming. Personalized instruction and native-speaker teachers so you can learn the fundamentals with a focus on speaking. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, Ste. 2C, W. Caldwell. Call to register 973-228-1843.

Just for Teens Get the real facts from Debra Gill, PhD, Director, Healthy LIFE Weight Management Program at Saint Barnabas, about diets, supplements, shaping your body, what really counts as an eating disorder and why some people struggle with their weight. 7pm. Registraiton required. Leon & Toby Cooperman Community Campus, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 or visitwww.barnabashealthcalendar.org.

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Join in this informal gathering hosted by community arts organizations. Select images by members of each organization will be projected across the screen in a format that makes the presentation concise and keeps things moving. Tonights host is Studio Montclair. Free. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ae., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or vsit ww.montclairartmuseum.org.

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Acoustic Showcase Night—Open Mic Showcasing Montclair’s Finest Talent and Hosted by Ilsa of Mingle. 9pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern. com for information.

Thinking Like a Behavior Analyst Identify appropriate antecedent interventions based on the function of a behavior. Identify appropriate consequence interventions based on the function of a behavior and understand the criterion and procedure for modifying interventions based on ongoing data collection. 7-9pm. The Children’s Institute, 1 Sunset Ave, Verona. Call 973-509-3050 x401 for information.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Mother Goose In addition to picture books and flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome. Ages 3-6. February 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair. Please call 973-7440500, x2236 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

La Traviata: Opera New Jersey La Traviata is the high-Romantic Italian opera, a worldwide sensation almost from the day of its premiere in 1851 and an essential operatic experience. 8pm. NJPAC (Prudential Hall), 1 Center St., Newark. Call 888-466-5722 or visit www.njpac.org. (continued on page 26)


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here are probably as many reasons for seeking an independent school education for one’s child as there are independent schools. Parents may want a single-sex setting or a religion-infused curriculum. They may prefer a particular educational philosophy or need special accommodations for their child. Whatever the need, there is an independent school to meet it.

Since 1894, Kent Place School in Summit has been educating girls in grades K through 12 (it also has a coed preschool) to be leaders. According to Head of School Susan Bosland, “We have the rigorous academic curriculum, the strong teachers, and the all-girls’ environment…But what sets Kent Place apart is the leadership piece that is integrated within the curriculum and the programs we offer.” These programs include the Girls’ Leadership Institute (a 10-day summer enrichment program), the Global Service Learning Initiative (community service projects in developing nations and parts of the United States), and the Ethics Institute (workshops and lectures for students, faculty and parents on moral decisionmaking and leadership). Like Kent Place, Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA), an independent college prep school serving students from pre-K though grade 12, includes ethics in its curriculum. According to Debbie Kozak, Director of Communications and Marketing, “We have a strong commitment to teaching character, which we do through our Integrated Ethics Program that encompasses ethics, community service, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and global experience.” MKA is also known for its creative curriculum that includes strong writing and Core Works programs. In Core Works, students are introduced to masterpieces of both Western and non-Western cultures in every grade. Kozak also cites MKA’s small class sizes, dedicated faculty and technology-enriched environment. Every student in grade four and up has a laptop, while younger

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students use classroom laptops and iPads. She notes that teachers are given extensive training in integrating technology into classroom instruction to enhance teaching and learning. Personal computers are also used by all students at The Winston School, a coed school in Short Hills serving students in grades three through eight who have language-based learning challenges. Head of School, Dr. Peter Lewis, explains that Winston students “have the intellect and potential to achieve at school, but they have difficulty processing certain types of information, which interferes with their ability to read, write, solve math problems, speak or listen.” These students are helped by Winston’s incorporation of the latest assistive technology, as well as individualized learning plans. Speech and occupational therapy are built into the curriculum; students may also receive individual therapies. Cordrey says that Winston graduates are “well prepared for matriculation into high school. They just have additional learning techniques that allow them to keep up with their peers.” Another educational institution that specializes in working with students with language-based learning disabilities is The Craig School, with campuses in Lincoln Park (high school) and Mountain Lakes (grades 3-8). At Craig, each student has an individualized educational program and access to technology in every classroom; all are taught note-taking skills, organizational skills, visualization techniques and approaches to studying. Students are also intro-

duced to a highly defined cross curricular organizational program involving a systematic binder system, student assignment book and color-coded paper which provides students with both tools and approaches which they then internalize and can use in future situations. Classes generally have fewer than eight students, allowing for a great deal of individual attention. According to Head of School, Dr. Eric M. Caparulo, “While we provide our students strategic approaches and individualized support, our ultimate goal is to develop independent learners. I strongly believe that students will rise as high as you set the bar, but in order to reach it, we, as a program, need to provide to them the approaches and tools that allow them to be successful.” The Albrook School, a coed Montessori school in Basking Ridge serving children aged two to twelve, focuses on a childcentered approach to education and learning. In accordance with Montessori philosophy, Albrook aims to develop the whole child— socially, emotionally, academically and physically. Children joyfully learn and discover knowledge with the use of hands-on materials in multi-age classrooms. Its extensive music and drama programs develop students’ confidence and creativity. What sets Albrook apart is its Peace Curriculum, which teaches children to respect themselves, others, and the environment. notes Co-Director Jean Hicks, “The Albrook School…cultivates the joy of learning in a safe, caring, peaceful environment.” s

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the children’s House 26 Montrose Ave., Verona 973-857-1234 www.TCHVERONA.com Director/contAct: Coleen D’Alessandro Age group: 2½-6 years

The Children’s House has a variety of programs available for children age 2 1⁄2 to 6 years. Our mission is to provide a Montessori education enabling eachchild to realize his or her richest potential by becoming a responsible, caring and contributing member of the community. Morning, afternoon and full day sessions available, as well as a kindergarten enrichment program. To schedule a tour of the school, call 973-857-1234.

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Aquinas Academy provides a quality education in a family atmosphere, serving students from preschool through grade eight. Dedicated to the development of academic excellence and Christ-centered values, faculty members focus on the whole child, instructing the mind and nurturing the faith in each student.

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10 Tower Hill Rd., Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 www.craigschool.org Director/contAct: Marci Taub

Age group: Pre-K thru Grade 8 Far Brook School in Short Hills is an independent, coeducational day school for 226 students from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach to learning provides children a classical liberal arts education at an elementary and middle school level. Overall student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1. A Far Brook education stimulates curiosity and initiative through a thematic academic program that focuses on the development of the whole child, emphasizing learning through the arts.

golda och Academy (Formerly Solomon Schecter Day School of Essex & Union) 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 122 Gregory Ave., West Orange 973-602-3600 www.GoldaOchAcademy.org Director/contAct: Dr. Joyce Raynor, Head of School Age group: Pre-K thru 12th Grade Golda Och Academy is an accredited private independent school, educating students from Pre-K-12th grade in a flexible and caring environment that nurtures their minds and their spirits. We ground a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism, while welcoming students and families from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression.

Age group: Grades 3-12 The mission of The Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.

the Hillside Academy 143 Coe Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205 908-352-7664 ext. 6500 www.TheHillsideAcademy.com Director/contAct: Philip Foti Age group: Ages 3-21 As a New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)-approved full day educational program for children with disabilities, the Hillside Academy is committed to creating and sustaining a positive learning environment for all. We are experts in developing inclusive programs designed to provide the least restrictive environment (LRE) and to promote independence for our students.


resource Directory Kent place School 42 Norwood Ave, Summit • 908-273-0900 www.kentplace.org Director/contAct: Mrs. Julia Wall, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Age group: Preschool thru 12th Grade ounded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, with a coeducational preschool program for boys and girls, ages 3-5.

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Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-744-1156 x12 www.Lacordaire.net Director/contAct: Joan Hearst Age group: Young women, Grades 9-12 All girls, grades 9-12. Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. We accomplish our mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community.

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Montclair Kimberley Academy 201 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973-746-9800 www.mka.org Age group: Pre-K thru 12th Grade At Montclair Kimberley Academy, we do not just educate, we empower. We deliver an innovative education combining excellence in teaching, creativity in curriculum, and a highly personal, technologyenriched environment. As a result, our students have the capacity to think critically, the confidence to stretch, and the preparation required to meet real world challenges.

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Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-0660 www.msdacademy.org Director/contAct: Pauline Condon, Director of Admissions Age group: Young women, Grades 9-12 Mount Saint Dominic Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Since 1892, The Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition.

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The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of students, teachers and parents who are dedicated to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and where they develop exceptional social skills along with a deep sense of community responsibility. Visit their open house on Feb 7, 9:30am; March 14, 9:30am. Personal tours available upon request

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our Lady of the Lake School 26 Lakeside Ave., Verona • 973-239-1160 www.myoll.org Director/contAct: Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, OP, Principal Age group: Pre-K3 thru 8th grade At Our Lady of the Lake School, a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, a supportive educational team of students, faculty, parents and community aims to provide a creative, challenging and Christian learning environment. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness and lovingly preparing students to become responsible, contributing members of church and society. Please call for a private tour. All families are welcome!

philip J. Solondz preschool at temple Beth Shalom 193 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston • 973-992-6546 www.tbsnj.org Director/contAct: Randi Cohen, Director Age group: Ages 2-5 Each child at TBS Preschool is given the opportunity to establish positive attitudes toward themselves and the people around them through their active learning day. They are guided and stimulated by an experience and accomplished staff in a state-of-the-art facilitly.


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Kindergarten - 8th grade: 235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell; Pre-K located at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Roseland 973-226-3386 ext 10 (Kindergarten-8th Grade); 973-226-4252 (Pre-K) www.trinityk8.org

Director/contAct: Miss Celine Kerwin, Principal Age group: Pre-K3 thru Grade 8 Enrollment at Saint Catherine of Siena School is an investment in your children’s futures that will pay dividends long after they graduate. The solid combination of strong academics, Christian values, discipline, and responsibility will stay with your children for years. The strong sense of family inspired by Saint Catherine’s community will endure for a lifetime. Take a tour!

Director/contAct: Jean Melone, President Age group: Adult Students Since 1989 StenoTech has committed itself to the advancement of the court reporting profession with highly skilled, marketable graduates employed as realtime court reporters, captioners, scopists, and transcriptionists. SCI provides the keys to a career with flexibility, job security, and powerful earning potential. The institution is nationally accredited by ACICS, and its court reporting program is certified by the National Court Reporters Association.

Director/contAct: Principal Dorothy McMahon, K-8; Sr. Suzanne Janis, OP, Pre-K Age group: Pre-K thru 8th Grade Trinity Academy seeks to educate its students in a Christ-centered learning community where Catholic, Christian values are fostered in a positive nurturing environment. The faculty focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole child. Trinity Academy celebrates diversity, and promotes academic excellence, tolerance, acceptance and respect for others. s

Where Girls Learn to Lead INformAtIoN SeSSIoNS for SePtember 2014 AdmISSIoN Primary School Information Session (Nursery - Grade 5) Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 9-11 a.m. middle/Upper School Information Session (Grades 6 - 12) Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9-11 a.m.

Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college-preparatory day school with a coeducational nursery and pre-kindergarten program.

Kent Place School • 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902–0308 (908) 273-0900 • www.kentplace.org

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The Wizard of Oz This full length production features a cast of over 80 adults and children from all over Essex County and is a delight for all ages. Friday and Saturday night 7pm, Saturday and Sunday afternoon 2pm. Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. Visit www.gaslampplayers.org for more information or email glpwizardofoz@gmail.com.

African Clay Mask Making Workshop

The Classics: Remixed Cooking Class In this class you will break the rules just a little bit and toss tradition to the wind but still remain classic with chef John Lee. 6:30-9:30. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973258-4009 for information.

Defending Champions Perform An evening of Rock Reggae and Soul. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

Montclair Womens Club Seminar The Club presents Dr. Kimberly Maziarz, DC, who will discuss common household toxins and how they affect our health. All welcom, off street parking, refreshments served. 1pm. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. For info. call Diana 973783-6226.

Lindsey Stirling Once a performer on “America’s Got Talent”, Stirling has since been entertaining audiences worldwide with her “electrifying” talent and performances. 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call 877-935-5668 for more information.

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Avram Pengas brings his virtuoso guitar to the service where he will join Cantor Jessica Epstein on the bima. Greek born musical arranger, lead guitarist and bouzouki virtuoso Pengas is a versatile performer who plays popular Israeli hits, exotic Arabic melodies, pulsating Persian and Turkish rhythms, Armenian dances and traditional Yiddish songs. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290, x217 or visit www. tbanj.org

Year of the Serpent 10am. See February 6 for details.

Create, design and decorate your own African clay mask and learn about the very interesting culture of West Africa. This Little Steps Workshop also includes singing, dancing and the use of maps to spark the children’s creativity. The program runs from 6:30 to 8pm and is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so preregistration is required! The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland.Please call 973-226-8636 to register.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra—Casablanca View Casablanca on the big screen, with live orchestral accompaniment. Cozy up with a loved one as you savor the beautiful visuals, relive the story of Rick and Ilsa’s love and experience this classic film. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Family Series Peter and the Wolf. Narrator Bob McGrath introduces your family to all the characters of Prokofiev’s classic tale, which tells the story of an adventurous boy and a hapless wolf. The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his grandfather are all represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story. 2pm & 8pm.NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Bradfest A rocking parents night out to benefit Bradford School. Featuring great Mom and Dad bands. 8pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.


Lionheart Vocal Ensemble with American Contemporary Music Ensemble Lionheart expertly joins classics from the medieval and Renaissance vocal repertoire with new work by the most innovative composers of contemporary vocal music. 8pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair. Call 973-655-5112 or visit www.peakperfs.org.

Chocolate Festival Enjoy a delicious day of chocolaty fun! Activities include: decorating a clay “doughnut”-creating a mustache or lip lollipop accessory-playing “Name that Chocolate”, collecting chocolate candies throughout the Museum-designing a cupcake creature magnet-crafting a love bugIndulge in some of the area’s finest chocolate. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

La Vent du Nord Performs

Make Your Own Valentines Make meaningful and fun Valentine’s Day cards for parents, grandparents, siblings or friends! 1-3pm. Ages 5 and up. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

Literacy Tutors Needed We are in great need of volunteer literacy tutors since we have many students waiting for literacy instruction. To become a tutor, one must attend LVA’s free 18-hour workshop. We ask that volunteers attend all sessions at one of the locations. For more information, or to register contact Literacy Volunteers of America at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield call 973-566-6200 x217 or email LVAessex@verizon.net.

Year of the Serpent 12:30 and 2pm. See February 6 for details.

Small classes promoting academic excellence. Dedicated to a values-based education fostering respectful citizens. Learn How Our Students: • Ranked above the national 80% average on the 9th grade ACT Assessment • Scored better than 96.2% on the 7th grade TN Writing Assessment • Won the North Jersey Forensics Competition

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Pleasant Valley Productions presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Pleasant Valley Productions is the newest community theatre in New Jersey, but with a rich and successful history. 7pm. Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Pl., West Orange. Call 973669-5373 for information.

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The Chocolate War Meet Springer and Sprong and help them solve their catastrophic quarrel over a pot of chocolate. This delightful family performance features original music and puppets from 12 inches to 12 feet tall! 11am-1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

“Informed Investing” Some of their songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. They are a leading force in Quebec’s progressive folk movement and they leaven their hard-driving soulful music with New Orleans polyphony and R&B. 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or www.centenarystageco.org for tickets and information.

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The College Women’s Club of Montclair will sponsor a program where Colleen Faherty, from the Seton Hall University School of Law Investor Advocacy Project will present “Informed Investing”. 10:30am. Learn about proper investments, investment fraud and other legal options. Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. Contact Barbara Ann Ellert at 973239-8710.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Adult Art Workshop: The Art of the Papercut In this one-day workshop, explore the age-old tradition of the papercut! Learn the proper technique for cutting with a blade, practice on templates and then create your own design. Your finished product can be mounted in a frame, scanned to use as greeting card art, a T-shirt design, or anything else you desire! Please bring an X-ACTO knife, a cutting mat and an idea with you. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org for information. (continued on page 28)

College preparation lies at the forefront of a Golda Och Academy education. One hundred percent of our students go on to 4-year colleges/ universities including Barnard, Brandeis, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Lehigh, Muhlenberg, Princeton, Rutgers, Tel Aviv University, Tufts, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Washington University, Wesleyan University and Yale. Planning for college begins well before the application process. The GOA Office of College Counseling provides comprehensive college services to students and their parents. A Golda Och Academy education is about more than just academics, it’s about guiding each student to achieve his or her unique intellectual, creative, and social potential. GOA prepares students for a lifelong journey of growth and discovery, rooted in a love of Judaism and Israel. We offer multiple entry points through our GO Connect program for students with no prior Jewish day school background. Scan to find out more, or visit www.GoldaOchAcademy.org/ Admissions/College-Prep

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OPEN HOUSE Feb. 7 9:30-11:30am

Team Zoey: 3rd Annual “Spin For Life”

Music In The Moonlight Jazz Concert

Team Zoey is hosting its third annual “Spin for Life” Spin-A-Thon to help raise funds to find a cure for Progeria, a fatal, “rapid-aging” disease. Participants can spin as a team or individually. Raffle tickets available, prizes include memberships and training sessions. 8-10am. HardBodyz Fitness, 129 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information visit www.TeamZoey.com.

Featuring Daniela Schachter who moved from Sicily to the United States when she received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. She studied at Berklee under pianist Joanne Brackeen and counts Thelonius Monk as one of her main influences. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551for information.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing Students will be exposed to the basic pottery techniques that will help them to create unique and personal pieces out of stoneware. Students will select and use glazes. Noon-2pm. Ages 12 and up. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

For 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds: EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS Including sports, art, music, cooking and more BEFORE & AFTER CARE Working parent friendly, 7:30am-5pm

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Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beachballs and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. There’s a different show every time. The special guest will be Sean Morton. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more info and reservations.

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“Biutiful” The journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggled to reconcile fatherhood, love spirituality, crime, guilt and mortalitdy amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child and the parental guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad or biutiful. 3pm. Jules Schwartz Theatre, Kean University’s STEM Building, 1075 Morris Ave, Union. For more information, call 908-737-5932.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Created by Michael Flatley, this mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance based on mythical Irish folklore captures the hearts of all who experience it with a masterful combination of precision Irish stepdancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. 3 and 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www. mayoarts.org for tickets.

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions Day 2 The Mayo Performing Arts center announces auditions for their first Mayo-produced production, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for children age 7-21 years. Auditions for ages 7-12: 1-3pm, signup at 12:30pm; Auditions for ages 13-2:1 4-7pm, sign-up at 3:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For information on how to register or what to prepare for the audition, contact 973-539-0345 x6529

Year of the Serpent 2pm. See February 6 for details.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Yo Gabba Gabba!

Edison Birthday Gala

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American children’s television show currently airing on the Nick Jr. cable network. The stage show is a state-of-the-art production and an interactive experience that offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life when DJ Lance Rock and fans say the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!” 2 & 5pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call 877-935-5668 for more information.

Come join us at Pleasantdale Château for a Cocktail Reception, Dinner Dance, & Live Entertainment, as we celebrate the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison. The festivities include live big-band music from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. 6:30pm. Pleasantdale Château, 757 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. For reservations, please call or e-mail John O’Reilly at The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park 973-736-2916 or foe00@verizon.net (continued on page 30)

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Minimally Invasive Spine Solutions Learn more from Joshua Landa, MD, a Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery which can correct underlying back and neck conditions with minimal disruption of the surrounding tissue. Attendees will receive a free MRI review. Reservations Required. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620. or visit www.barnabashealthcalendar.org.

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Caregivers, healthcare providers and members of the Suburban Essex community are invited to attend a free seminar to discuss “The Five Wishes—End of Life Issues—It’s about the care you want and deserve.” 2pm. Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community, 459 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell. Please call Barbara Davey at 973-276-3004 or e-mail at BDavey@LSMNJ.org for information.

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Tuesday Laughers at Gaffers! Hosted by Big Rich From Jersey, this stand-up comedy showcase features the hottest stand-up comedians from New York City and New Jersey. Seating at 7:30, show at 8:00pm. Gaffer’s Pub, 437 Main St., West Orange. Call 973-731-1373.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 African Violet Club of Morris County A panel discussion of the different types of plants in this genus, their cultural needs and how to propagate them. 7pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, visit www.arboretumfriends.org.

The Last Celebrity In celebration of Black History Month 2013, Luna Stage presents reg e gaines in “The Last Celebrity”. A collage of poetry, music and monologue, it is a non-linear look at reg’s accidental brush with fame and his journey from obscure street poet to writer of the Tony Award winning musical, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk. 8pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 395-5551for information.

Park Bench Park Bench is a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Work on fun art projects and take a guided tour. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. Project theme is Sculpture with Spanish story time. 9:30-11:30.Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

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Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, a capella favorites Straight No Chaser has forged a capitvating sound featuring ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense...and with a sense of humor. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-5398008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Garden Discoveries: Cards from Nature

Garden Discoveries classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration and hands-on activities and specimens. 1:15-2pm. Ages 3-5. The Education Center, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

This comedy of the heart explores the mysterious language of love, which often fails when it is needed most. This winner of the 2010 Blackburn Prize weaves together the stories of five people in the throes of love, from the durable to the disappointing to the unrequited. It has which recently played at both the Roundabout in New York and South Coast Rep in California. Thru Feb.10. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit. For more information and tickets please call 973-378-7754, x2228, or visit www.DreamcatcherRep.org.

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This Grammy-winning, African American a cappella ensemble has provided a soundtrack to worldwide movements of social justice for over thirty years and their variety of musical genres—blues, folk, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, African chants, lullabies and more —covers the full spectrum of human experience. Their powerful vocals, joined by hand percussion instruments and accompanied by American Sign Language interpretation, create a blend of moving lyrics and movement. 8p. NJPAC, (Prudential Hall), 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org. (continued on page 32)

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Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor

Anthony Hamilton and Chrisette Michele Experience the very best in contemporary soul and R&B with Grammy Award winners Anthony Hamilton and Chrisette Michele. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

A hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy! The renowned “Il Stupendo” is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera Otello. Chaos ensues when his wife mistakenly leaves him a “Dear John” letter and the distraught singer is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers. What follows is chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres and musical mayheim! Thru Mar 10. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 for more information or visit www. papermill.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare Cutting-edge stagecraft puts a contemporary spin on two classic children’s tales when this company’s signature puppets radiate through the darkness, outlined in electro-luminescent wire. 10am and 12:30pm. Recommended for grades PreK-2. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Valentine’s Day Workshop Celebrate love and friendship at Aquarian Yoga Center! (New Students: mention Suburban Essex Magazine to receive 20% off when you register in person; not to be combined with other offers.) Ideal for couples, family, friends and others interested in exploring deeper levels of connection through Kundalini yoga. 7-9pm. AquarianYoga Center, 641 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. Check website for details. Call 908-884-4984 or visit www.aquarianyogacenter.com.

On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God As an adult son copes with caring for his aging father, this ode to compassion implores the audience to experience the sacred nature of dignity gained through suffering. This is a work of total theater both tender and provocative. Don’t miss the American premiere of one of the most controversial theatre pieces to emerge from Europe in the past year. Runs thru Feb. 17. 7:30pm. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair. Call 973655-5112 or visit www.peakperfs.org.

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Acoustic Showcase Night—Open Mic Showcasing Montclair’s finest talent: hosted by Ilsa of Mingle. 9pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

Jon B: My Valentine R&B singer, songwriter and producer Jon B. delivers smooth R&B. His unforgettable 1997 classic hit, “They Don’t Know” lead the charts and later became a platinum certified single. 7:30pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Bern & The Brights Perform Bern & The Brights formed in 2008 and have since been sharing their brand of danceable, romantic nerd-rock. Their sound can be described as familiar but fresh, warm and feverously energetic. 10pm1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare 10am and 2pm. See February 14 for details.

Home School Days

The Montclair Art Museum invites home school families for a fun and educational afternoon. The “Organic Monoprint” themed, two hour program includes a gallery tour and studio art program. Third Friday of each month Ages 4-8. Noon-2pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-7465555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Sing-a-Long Sound of Music

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the Julie Andrews movie in glorious technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the audience can sing along. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

D.I.G. Lab [Discover + Invent + Grow]

It’s your time to be an artist, an inventor and an engineer! Dig into drawers bursting with supplies, from marbles to magnets. Pick a challenge, brainstorm solutions and build your prototype. 1–4pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-5966550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare

The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters: Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird and Earthworm. James and the Giant Peach is a great introduction for first-timers to the work of the masterful Dahl. A theatrical treat for children and adults alike. This special Magic Trunk show fully produced by junior members. 1:30pm. Studio Players Playhouse,14 Alvin Pl., Montclair. Call 973-7449752 for more information. (continued on page 34)

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Three new “Cabinet of Curiosity” carts are available for families to check-out with the themes The Night Sky, Writing Through the Ages and Curious George. Carts are filled with touchable objects from the Teaching Collection accompanied by books and activities for kids and grown-ups of all ages. 1–4pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

75th Celebration Concert! The 50-piece Westfield Symphony, conducted by David Wroe, takes a trip down memory lane of Hollywood’s greatest movie themes, from epics such as Gone with the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia, to the Golden Age of the Musical, including West Side Story and Oklahoma, to modern favorites such as Star Wars, ET and Harry Potter. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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Block Printing on Fabric

Billy Hector is recognized as one of the hottest guitarists and songwriters playing the original circuit and serves up what more than one reviewer has called “one of the best shows you’ll ever see”. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

Have you seen “wearable art” and thought that you’d like to learn to do that? Join us for a class on Block Printing on Fabric and learn & try! Lots of creativity & lots of fun! $5 fee with special product discounts for class members. 1pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave. (Essex Green), West Orange. Call 973-669-0995 or visit www.jerrysartistoutlet.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 “The Artist” Shot on location in Los Angeles, CA during the twilight of Hollywood’s silent film era in 1927 when George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit as major movie stardom awaits. “The Artist” tells the stories of their interlinked destinies. 3pm. Jules Schwartz Theatre, Kean University’s STEM Building, 1075 Morris Ave, Union. For more information, call 908-737-5932.


Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Rio Clemente, The Bishop of Jazz

Fabulous Flower Pots

Featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut, who has performed with artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Kathleen Battle and Bette Midler. As a leader, he’s know for classic recordings like Revolution (1994) and Soul Food (2001). 11am. NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St. Newark, Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

This workshop will include a discussion of drainage design, surface decoration and glazing. Each student will have the opportunity to build at least 2 functional flowerpots. Noon-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

Mardi Gras Celebration

Luminous Oil Paintings on Copper This workshop teaches the advantages , the preparation, the palette and the techniqiues involved in oil painting on copper. Learn why the masters have painted on copper and how using copper has helped preserve their works. Noon-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-7465555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

Planting with the Presidents Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were plant lovers and great farmers! Learn about their gardens, practice some of the same skills that they used and take home a “presidential” tree. This program is suitable for children ages 8-13. Register by Feb. 3. 1:30-3pm.The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org.

This master pianist mixes a strong classical background with a rich knowledge of jazz history then adds an amazing sense of creativity and interpretation. The result is music that is different from others and nearly always produces a standing ovation and cries for “more.” 2pm. Little Theatre, Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-9790900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org.

Royal Comedy Tour A night of big laughs with some of the hottest names in comedy, including Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Tony Rock. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Join the Roseland Free Public Library in celebrating Carnival Season with live musical entertainment, a magic show and traditional New Orleans food. The program runs from 1-5pm. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To register, call 973-226-8636. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland.

The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the famous and controversial 1913 Armory Show with a major exhibition that opens exactly 100 years to the day from the original. The New Spirit will be the first exhibition to focus primarily on the American artists represented in that show. Runs thru June 16. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org. (continued on page 50)

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Sweet Treatments for the One You Love ♥ Sweet Red Rose Facial, Mimosa or Rose Oil Body Massage (50 or 80 minute) ♥ Complimentary Mimosa with services above ♥ Gift Certificates also available for that someone special ♥ Purchase a gift card for $200+ and be entered in our raffle for a Mimosa for 2 Spa Package. Includes 50 minute side by side massage, our exclusive mimosa infused body polish and foot reflexology. $423 value.

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Give your Valentine the gift that keeps on changing! Kameleon designs include rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets (retail $22-$149) are all carefully crafted in sterling silver to hold inserts called JewelPops (retail $19-$54). Sterling silver JewelPops feature gemstones, pearls, Swarovski crystals and enameled designs to match any mood, outfit or whimsy. Switch JewelPops and get a completely different look each time! Valley Jewelers is an authorized Kameleon retailer.

Valley Jewelers 219 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 973-746-0505 www.valleyjewelersonline.com

A Valentine gift for the body, from the heart Send all the right messages wih Massage Envy Spa gift cards available at your local Massage Envy Spa. Free Enhanced Therapy Upgrade with any gift card purchase of $100 or more. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

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Mix and match to create the perfect gift Treat your Valentine to the HOTTEST bangles in town with Alex & Ani signature expandable wire bangles. Available in Caldwell, Madison and visit our new “Shop in Shop” bangle bar at our Upper Montclair store. Large selection always in stock.

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Valentine’s Dance Lessons make a perfect gift. Take your partner in your arms and swing or salsa, waltz or tango and more. Dance your way into romance. Packages start at just $99. Free Group Class at 8:30 on Valentine’s Day. RSVP.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

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A timeless symbol of love Delight someone special with an infinity necklace. Mark Valentine’s Day with an infinity pendant necklace as a timeless symbol of love. Available in different styles and colors.

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The Woodhouse Gift Card – Print Online Today! Didn’t get a Woodhouse Gift Card for Christmas? Don’t worry… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Voted Best of Essex. Massage Therapy, Facial Treatments, Microdermabrasion, Body Wraps and Nail Services.

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IN THE MARKETPLACE By Melissa Kane, photos by Dan Epstein (L-R) Melissa Ridgely, Heather De Phillips, Frenanda Carvalho, Regional Sales Manager and Sandra Torgersen

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A 90 Year History of Outstanding Customer Service

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hen you step inside Hardware Bath & Spa’s expansive Fairfield warehouse, one thing is instantly clear: if you’re using Hardware Bath & Spa for your kitchen and bathroom remodel, the design possibilities are endless. Boasting approximately 10,000 square feet in retail and design space, the business carries a vast selection of brands, designers and styles from such nationally recognized brands as Kohler, Grohe, Toto, American Standard and Villeroy & Boch to smaller, less well-known specialized brands to fit every budget. “We carry anything and everything you could want,” says Regional Sales Manager Fernanda Carvalho. “Whether a customer wants just a sink or a faucet, a toilet or bathtub, we have every brand and style.” In addition to their diverse selection, Hardware Bath & Spa offers clients the assistance and attention of six full-time, trained design specialists and sales associates to help everyone from novice customers to

professionals with jobs of any size. “We try to go above and beyond to help the customers and satisfy their needs,” Carvalho says. “If there is a problem—even if they didn’t buy their products with us— we will try to help. With us, the customer is always, always right.” By visiting the Route 46 showroom, clients can gain inspiration by exploring and viewing one of the myriad sample spaces, vignettes, or display models or by working with an associate to design a custom space. “There is a science to putting a bathroom together, and that’s what we’re good at. The measurements have to be right, the pieces have to fit in the space—our people will make sure customers get the right pieces the first time,” Carvalho assures. That philosophy, she explains, come from the top down. Founded in 1922 strictly as a plumbing supply company, the business grew and flourished. Over the years, Alex Friedman, the company’s founder, and his sons

expanded, eventually opening an upscale showroom in Manhattan that specialized in architectural and interior design. In the 1990s the company branched out once again and shifted in an effort to become the area’s go-to wholesaler and design specialist. Today, the Hardware Bath & Spa’s parent company, AF Supply Corporation, owns and operates warehouses and showrooms throughout the metropolitan area. Despite the company’s growth, customer satisfaction is the number one priority. Still privately owned and operated, the company is considered by many industry professionals to be the leading distributor of upscale bath fixtures, faucets and hardware. The store and its dedicated staff continue to uphold the reputation and values instilled by founder Alex Friedman and work diligently to bring local consumers and professionals high-quality products and service.  Hardware Bath & Spa 567 Route 46 W, Fairfield • 973-575-0500 www.AFSupply.com/HBS February 2013

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Camp Spotlights Camp Addye at Temple Beth Shalom 193 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston 973-992-6546 • www.tbsnj.org DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Randi Cohen and Stefani Lichtstein Exciting daily and weekly themes are the hallmark of Camp Addage at TBS. Our 4,6 or 8 week program for children ages 2-5 includes special events, water activities, arts and crafts, gymnastics, sing-a-longs, sports and more. Our counselors are highly qualified preschool staff and our facility is top-notch.

art, cooking and many other areas. Tot Time Goes to Camp, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from July 8 to August 14, 2013, is a program for parents with toddlers ages 13 to 23 months. It is an opportunity for parents and their young children to interact in a camp setting including outdoor activities such as water play and various age appropriate experiences on the Slater playground. Indoor activities such as arts and crafts, music and stories are held in the beautiful air-conditioned facility of The Early School. Non-members and members are most welcome to register for all Early School programs.

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for Children, Teens, and Young Adults

Essex Equestrian Camp Deerkill Day Camp

12-22 Woodland Ave., West Orange 973-731-4182 www.essexequestrian.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Samantha Gardner Weekly sessions all summer, half day option available for beginning riders and full day option for more advanced riders. All campers will have the opportunity to increase their skills and horsemanship knowledge while enjoying other camp activites such as arts and crafts.

Essex Youth Theatre 54 Wilder Road, Suffern, NY 10901 845-354-1466 www.deerkilldaycamp.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Todd & Rebecca Rothman Deerkill, celebrating 56 years in the Rhodes family, is an ACA-accredited day camp located on 15 beautiful acres in Suffern, NY. We have an extremely mature staff and our superb swimming, athletics and specialty programs are taught by professionals. Transportation, lunch, trips, towels, and weekend pool club are all included.

The Early School Camp of Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston (In the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center) 973-994-7016 www.tbanj.org/the-early-school

The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair The Montclair Operetta Club, 494 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-746-3303 www.essexyouththeatre.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Janet Sales Imagine the thrill of starring in your own show! This camp is a fun and exciting theatre experience that encourages confidence and nutures self esteem. Custom-written scripts guarantee equal roles for every student. Twelve musicals and comedies to choose from. Start on Monday, star in a play on Friday!

July 7-12, 2013 (ages 13-18)

Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp July 21-26, 2013 (ages 13-18)

Graphic Design Camp I & II July 8-19, 2013 (ages 14-18)

Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive

July 15-19, 2013 (professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18+)

Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory

July 21-August 2, 2013 (ages 15-18)

Floyd Hall Arena Summer Hockey Camp Floyd Hall Arena on the campus of Montclair State University 973-746-7744 or 1-800-645-3226 www.floydhallarena.com

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Debbie Ziering

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Robbie Martinez

CONTACT EMAIL: dziering@tbanj.org

Weekly sessions begin the week of July 1, 2013. Camp hours will vary from week to week. Our full day camps traditionally run from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Half day options are also available. We offer camps for both beginners and experienced players. Cool off this summer at Floyd Hall Arena Performance or Hockey Development Camps.

In the summer, Monday through Friday from July1 to August 16, 2013, The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham is a great place to be for children ages 2-5 years. It is an active program with plenty of time to enjoy the state-of-the-art Slater Family Playground which offers a variety of outdoor activities in a lovely and secure setting. When indoors in our air-conditioned facility, our program is organized around a different theme each week, which includes activities in language arts, math, music,

Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute Presents: The Jazz/Fusion Workshop

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Rutgers Dance Camp

Session I: July 21-26, 2013 Session II: July 28-August 2, 2013 (ages 12-15)

Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

June 30-July 28, 2013 (ages 14-18)

Kids Create!

Session I: August 5-9, 2013 Session II: August 12-16, 2013 (ages 6-12)

Ready to register? Need more information?

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Girls’ Leadership Institute

Kent Place Summer Camp

42 Norwood Avenue Summit 908-273-0900 x303 www.kentplace.com/gli

42 Norwood Ave, Summit, NJ 07902-0308 908-273-0900 x297 www.kentplace.org/summercamp

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Erin Hennessy & Carol Gordon

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Donna Ray

The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School, which runs July 15-26, is a unique summer program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem. Each girl will discover and develop her own unique leadership style though a broad range of hands-on activities. At the Institute, participants learn about team-building, different leadership styles and group dynamics. Throughout the two weeks, the girls work closely with high school mentors and interact with adult women who share their personal and professional leadership journeys. In a culminating presentation, participants showcase the public speaking skills they developed in the program’s communication workshops. Graduates of the program go on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains and club presidents.

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Christopher Kenniff, Director

Language Workshop for Children

July 8-19, 2013 (ages 14-18); Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp July 21-26, 2013 (ages 13-18); Rutgers Dance Camp Session I: July 21-26, 2013

596 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 2 Green Village Rd., Madison 800-731-0830 www.languageworkshopforchildren.com DIRECTOR: François Thibaut

208 Flanders-Netcong Rd., Flanders 973-929-2901 • cdr.jccmetrowest.org

Ages 3-9 acquire French or Spanish in the Language Workshop’s stimulating summer Enrichment Program. (Italian at LWFC Madison). Children learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar through immersion fun, costumes, baking, arts and crafts, theme days, birthday parties, and more! Also Languages for Tots® for 6M-3Y. Flexible scheduling. Native-speaking Thibaut Technique teachers.

On 35 beautiful wooded acres, enjoy aquatics, athletics, arts & adventure. Other JCC MetroWest summer program options include Early Childhood Camps, One-Week Exploration Camps, Triple Threat Theater Camp, and Special Needs Programs.

81 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-932-8618 www.masongross.rutgers.edu/extension

Kent Place Summer Camp, which runs June 10-Aug. 23, is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Our beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors. Visit our website for Open House and registration information!

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Mason Gross Extension Division Summer Arts Camps

Graphic Design Camp I & II, Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute Presents the Jazz/Fusion Workshop, Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive, Rutgers Dance Camp, Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory, Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, Kids Create! Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute Presents The Jazz/ Fusion Workshop July 7-12, 2013 (ages 13-18); Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive July 15-19, 2013 (professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18+); Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory July 21-August 2, 2013 (ages 15-18); Graphic Design Camp I & II

Session II: July 28-August 2, 2013 (ages 12-15); Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory June 30-July 28, 2013 (ages 14-18); Kids Create! Session I: August 5-9, 2013 Session II: August 12-16, 2013 (ages 6-12).

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Montclair YMCA Camp at the Lake 25 Park St., Montclair 973-415-6116 • www.montclairymca.org 650 Shunpike Rd., Chatham 973-377-6284 86 Summit Ave., LL4, Summit www.mathnasium.com/chatham www.mathnasium.com/summit

CLASSES • CAMPS PRESCHOOLS

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Kim Burrows Camp at the Lake has many unique features, but we are best known for being a day camp with a ‘sleep-away camp’ feel. We have created our camp to give children a high quality camp experience while preparing them for future adventures in their young lives. Campers explore 40 acres of open and wooded land along with a breath-taking three-acre lake in West Milford.

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Jodi & James Ralston Mathnasium’s summer programs will strengthen your child’s math skills and confidence, and prepare him or her for all future math-related studies. For others, it means getting a preview of what is to come in the next school year and beyond. For most, it means both mathematical review and preview to lay the solid groundwork necessary for future success. Enrollment is limited, so call today!

Full Immersion Native Teachers

Featuring the Thibaut Technique®, perfected for 40 years and recognized by The New York Times, PBS, People, Parents, Wall St. Journal, Fox, BBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN.

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Ridgewood • Jersey City

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Excellent Summer at Newark Academy June 24 - August 2, 2013 Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp begins June 17

A Standard of Excellence! Northern New Jersey’s premier academic program Many options to from for children ose cho in grades 1-12

Prepare to Win! The best sports camps under the sun, including the acclaimed Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp

Pursue your Passion! An array of specialized workshops

www.newarka.edu/summer-programs

91 South Orange Avenue • Livingston, New Jersey 07039 973.992.7000 • ext. 217 for Academics; ext. 212 for Sports (continued on page 43) February 2013

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Camp Spotlights doors survival skills, hiking, archery, recreational swimming, low ropes challenge, drama, boating, fishing and more. There are also specialty camps in soccer, basketball, creative arts, performing arts, adventure and science. Camp runs June 24-August 30, Early Bird Pay Per Day session and 9 one-week sessions.

MVP All-Sports Camps MVP Coaches are fully trained.

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CONTACT EMAIL: info@newhorizonsdaycamp.com Where kids have fun, feel appreciated, and have choices! Kindergarten/first graders participate in traditional program. Campers in grades 2-9 choose their schedules, providing a sense of ownership and excitement in beautiful, airconditioned facilities. Program schedules include sports, arts, technology/media, science & innovation and academic activities led by a highly qualified, adult staff. Special events, professional shows and pizza lunches. OPEN HOUSE DATES: 1-3pm 2/9, 3/2, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8

New Jersey Jackals Baseball Camp Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University 1-800-645-3226 • www.ussportscamps.com AGE GROUPS: 7 to 15 DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Joe Calfapietra, Manager of the NJ Jackals

Glen Ridge High School, 200 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge 434-361-2226 www.mvpcamps.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Lou Calderone

Ages 3 to 9

At “MVP” we understand that playing and having success in sports is of high relevance and importance to a child. To that end, we provide a camp atmosphere conducive to developing athletic skills, encouraging sportsmanship, enhancing self-confidence and acquiring game experience in a noncompetitive environment, and having a lot of fun!

(973) 568-3645

The Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp

July 8-12, 2013 Montclair State University

Boys & Girls 10-18 Day & Residential • Learn from the Pros options available • Meet sports celebrities • Make play-by-play & reporting tapes • Make sports anchor tapes from TV studio • And much more!

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Weekly sessions all summer long from 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday. Campers are taught by professional ballball players from the NJ Jackals and get to play on a professional ball field at Yogi Berra Stadium. Your camper will have the Best Summer Ever Sponsored by Nike.

One Happy Camper NJ 901 Route 10, Whippany 973-929-2970 www.OneHappyCamperNJ.org DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Tracy Levine CONTACT EMAIL: tracy@OneHappyCamperNJ.org or 973.929.2970

91 S. Orange Ave., Livingston 973-992-7000 www.newarka.edu/summer-programs

One Happy Camper NJ is a free resource that connects kids with the perfect Jewish overnight camp—with over 150 camps, from traditional to every specialty imaginable, there’s sure to a great camp for your child. $1,000 grants for eligible first-time campers. Contact us now to plan for summer 2013!

DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Robert Mallalieu, Director, Summer Session (Academics), Liz Bona-Beach, Director, Sports Camps

The Pingry School

Newark Academy Summer Programs

CONTACT PHONE: 973-992-7000 x 217 (Academics), 973-992-7000 x 212 (Sports) Newark Academy is the premier source for summer educational and athletic programming. The Summer Session provides an unparalleled academic experience, including advance credit, enrichment, skill development and specialized workshops. The Sports Camps, led by talented and dedicated coaches, provide young athletes with an array of experiences from skill acquisition to championship-level team play. Visit the website for details or call for a brochure!

New Horizons Day Camp 8 St. Cloud Place at Pope John XXIII Academy, West Orange 973-850-6640 www.newhorizonsdaycamp.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Seth Blender & Chris Purdue

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DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Ralph and Amy Pacifico, Camp Directors Give your child the gift of choice-STAR Camp delivers individualized programs for every camper at two age-appropriate sites under the expert guidance of Camp Directors Ralph and Amy Pacifico. Sports-Arts-Theatre-Recreation: Your child can be a STAR this summer! Weekly registration. Bussing and lunch included. June 24-August 2, 2013. Two age appropriate sites, one great program. Visit our new website at http://starcamp.mka.org.

14 S. Park St., Montclair 973-655-9819 www.smapa.org DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Sharron Miller Children ages 6-14 can enjoy full-day programming featuring dance, drama, musical theatre and art as well as swimming in two three-week sessions. Preschoolers can enjoy half-day programming that features dance, drama, musical theatre and art in nine one-week sessions.

Sports Broadcasting Camps at Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave., Montclair 800-319-0884 www.playbyplaycamps.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Steve Goldstein & Jeremy Treatman CONTACT EMAIL: info@playbyplaycamps.com Campers will learn from the pros, meet sports celebrities, make play-by-play, reporting and sports anchor tapes, host their own sports talk radio show, participate in trivia and Stump-the-Schwab contests and much more. July 8-12, 2013

Sports Domain Academy Summer Camps 2013 Montclair, Bloomfield, Livingston, Roseland, Cedar Grove, Totowa and other locations 973-746-6887• www.sdamontclair.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Ed Duddy eduddy@sports-domain.com SDA provide the widest range of Soccer Camps for all ages and levels. From our Peanut Soccer (3-4yrs) to our College Prep Camps for HS Seniors, there is something for everyone. Based in Montclair and with locations throughout Essex County, you can always find a camp suited to your player’s age and level.

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Stepping Forward Therapeutic Summer Camps 26 Main Street, Chatham NJ 973-635-6550 www.steppingforwardcounselingcenter.com Therapeutic camp at 3 Locations: Chatham, Nutley and a sleep a way in Waretownship. Kids have fun while making friends at our therapeutic summer camp. They achieve goals, conquer fears, build confidence and build selfesteem. They develop an enthusiasm for life while learning social and emotional skills that will last a lifetime. 1:3 staff to client ratio. We handselected graduate students and professionals in Special education, Psychology, Physical Education and Recreation Therapy.

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Summer Programs! Classes include art, physical education, theater, cooking, interactive metronome, listening program, foreign language/culture immersion, reading and writing, and executive functioning strategies For more information, please contact Anne Buonvino at 973.379.4114 ext. 406 or email Winston5@aol.com

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Summer Art Camp/Studio Kids Art 211 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair 973-744-6484 www.studiokidsart.com DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Cyd Calliarec Summer art fun, enroll in one, two or as many weeks as you’d like. There is a different theme of art each week from landscape drawing and painting to digital photography, junior architects, comic book illustration, sculpture, pottery and more! They offer half day and all-day programs for kids and teens. NEW Teen program in our Teen Studio! Portfolio preparation, Urban Art Explorers and MANGA!

SUMMERART Camp for Kids The Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair 973-259-5139 www.montclairartmuseum.org/learn-yard-school The Montclair Art Museum’s eight-week SUMMERART Camp for kids is perfect for keeping children cool and creative during their summer break. They offer three types of camp: a themebased camp held in our Museum studios that Uses all kinds of fine art mediums (Ages 5+), a Pottery Camp (Ages 6+), and a Digital Media Camp (Ages 8+). Visits to the Museum’s galleries are Included to enrich the child¹s knowledge of fine arts. In addition to making art every day, children are encouraged to interact, talk, and learn about the history of art, its role in society, and how it affects our daily lives. Each (continued on page 48)

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session concludes with a student exhibition and reception in MAM’s Leir Hall and the Yard School of Art Arcade. All camps are offered in four two-week sessions. Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon, and full-day programs to fit your summer schedule. Additionally, MAM’s Yard School of Art offers a summer series of classes for teens, as well as a variety of adult classes and workshops.

William Paterson University Summer Pre-College Youth Programs William Paterson University, Wayne Campus, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne 973-720-2354 www.wpunj.edu/cpe DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Iris Di Maio by e-mail at dimaioi@wpunju.edu High school students can find their strengths at William Paterson University Summer Pre-College programs. Choose from 40 stimulating science, arts, music and academic courses throughout the month of July. Stay in our Residence Hall or commute experience college life. Middle School youth who are entering grades 6 – 9 can attend half or full-day enrichment and academic programs. Working Parents can send their pre-teens to a safe, well-managed environment, academically focused, with recreational activities where they can meet new friends in one-of-a-kind learning experience. Call 973-720-2354 for a brochure describing all programs. Register online today at www.wpunj.edu/cpe.

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The Winston School Center for Learning 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4114 ww.winstonschool.org DIRECTOR/CONTACT: Anne Buonvino The Winston Center for Learning announces its Summer Camp program beginning July 8 through August 1, 2013. The camp program includes reading, math, study skills, computers, sports and art. Camp begins at 9:00 AM thorough noon. The cost is $400.00/week. For information, contact The Winston School at 973.379.4114 Ext. 102 s

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Oscar Bluemner’s America

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A ragtime music performance for the whole family. Free. 6:30pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, West Orange. Call 973736-0198 or visit www.wopl.org. This exhibition focuses on Oscar Bluemner’s representations of Paterson, NJ, a once-thriving manufacturing center that became a center of social, political and economic upheaval in the early 20th century. Runs thru June 16. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

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The area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. A different show every time. The special guests will be Mike Gaffney & Christine Grillon. Reservations recommended. Seating 7:30pm, show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-7312967 for info and reservations.

Corpses to the Grave: A History of the Hearse

Mark Nonestied explores the history of the hearse and other funeral conveyances . The story’s focus is on New Jersey, but regional and national trends are explored as well. 8pm. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. Call 973-744-5916 for information.

New Moms’ Circle

Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers a free, sixweek support group each Monday led by a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in post partum adjustment. 10am. Registration required. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5360 or visit www.barnabashealth to register.

Midtown Direct Concert Series Jazz artist Winard Harper’s lifelong jazz apprenticeship has taken him around the world. It includes playing and recording with many greats, including Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dexter Gordon. Influences include Jackie McClean, Clifford Brown. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Build Historical Morristown

Help to build 50 LEGO® historical buildings in Morristown with 50 families using 50,000 LEGO® building blocks. Your creations will be use to create a giant map of Morristown. 10am-Noon. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Abraham Lincoln Remembered

An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu Hasidic Jewish musician Matisyahu is known for blending religious themes with reggae, rock, hip hop and more into a unique sound on hits such as “King with a Crown” and “One Day” that have earned him the devotion of legions of fans worldwide and a place in pop culture at large. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-5398008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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In honor of President’s Day, trace the route of Lincoln’s famous whistlestop train trip that brought him to Washington, D.C., in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office and begin his presidency. Families use “travel cards” to find out about significant events on the trip, including the roles that famous 19th century American detective Allen Pinkerton and the first American female private eye, Kate Warne, had in protecting the president-elect. 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. For more information or to register, please call 973-538-2404 x16 or email cwinslow@maccollochhall.org.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 New Year, New You/ Advances in Cardiac Wellness Learn how to live a heart healthy lifestyle from Claudia Irmiere, RN, APN-C, Then, enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch in the Candleberry Dining Room, complete with an array of delicious, heart-smart choices including dessert. 11am. Cranes Mill, 459 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell. Registration required call 973-276-3070. (continued on page 52)

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“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Lenten Dinner & Bible Study with Kids’ Activities

We take that adage to heart at Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation. In addition to being in the heart of the bustling South Orange neighborhood -- near restaurants, parks, the library, a movie theatre, supermarket and doctors offices -- we offer residents the opportunity to enjoy a more carefree lifestyle. This includes kosher dining, transportation, a live-in super and medical professionals on-site, as well as a reason to keep laughing.

We invite you to an Open House February 26 (2:00-5:00 pm) Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and participate in a drawing for a digital camera

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Adults will study together from the Bible using the book God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Racist and Sexist? Kids will attend activities especially for them. Dinner is served at 6:30pm (bring a dish to share, or plan to contribute to costs). At 7:15pm adult study. Free, all are welcome. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 E. Cedar St., Livingston. Call 973992-4044 or visit www.TrinityCovenantChurch.com.

Acoustic Showcase Night—Open Mic Showcasing Montclair’s finest talent: hosted by Ilsa of Mingle. 9pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

Twelve Angry Men Twelve Angry Men adapted by Sherman Serge, features a 19-year-old man who has just stood trial for the stabbing of his father. The twelve jurors are quick to pin the murder on the son until one of the jurors begins looking into the facts. Filled with tempers flaring and arguments growing this play will keep you on the edge of your seat! 8pm. Theatre-in-theRound, Bishop Dougherty University Center, 400 S. Orange Ave, South Orange. Call Deirdre Yates at 973-761-9474 for dates and more informaiton.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Bring your favorite stuffed animal to our storytime; then let your animal spend the night in the Library! 4:30pm.West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, West Orange. Call 973-736-0198 or visit www.wopl.org.

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years Based on the real lives of two astounding AfricanAmerican women, this play introduces the 101- and 103-year-old Delany sisters. As they charmingly recall the events of their lives, they also recount some of the most important moments of the 20th century. Runs through Feb. 23. 8pm. Westminster Arts Center, corner of Franklin & Fremont Streets, Bloomfield. Call 973-566-9255 or visit www.4thwalltheatre.org.

Sixth Annual Montclair African American Film Festival The festival will include film screenings and discussions on topics relevant to the evolutions of Black American cinema from the early 20th century to the present. 4-6pm educator workshop, 6:30-7pm prefilm screening reception, 7-9pm film screening of “Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action”, 9-9:30pm panel discussion. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

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Bowfire An ensemble of crack violinists plus an assortment of accompanying musicians bring a white-hot fusion of every style of fiddle music imaginable, from classical, rock and bluegrass, to gypsy, jazz and Celtic. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

Floral Design from the Winter Garden Bring your own vase and Garden Manager Laura Roberts will help you fill it with interesting materials collected from the Van Vleck grounds. Dress for the weather—brief outdoor tour included. 9:30–11am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register, call 973744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org. Registration deadline is Feb. 18.

Montclair Womens Club Seminar

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers. They also happen to be married. Together, Natalie and Donnell meld their individual virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song, combining the best of Celtic, bluegrass and other musical styles. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

The Club presents Richard Gersh, one of the producer and creators of the historic music festival at Woodstock, NY. Mr. Gersh is a uniquely knowledgeable speaker, who has had a long career in both the music and movie industry. 1:30pm. All welcomed, off street parking, refreshments served. Montclair Womens Club, 82 Union St.,Montclair. For info call Diana at 973-783-6226.

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o you know your blood pressure, your cholesterol, your body-mass index (BMI)? Such numbers can mean the difference between a healthy heart and increased risk for heart disease, the number-one killer of both men and women. If your numbers aren’t ideal, don’t fret. you can turn them around with lifestyle changes— diet and exercise for starters—that can reduce your chance of developing a cardiovascular disorder. and experts agree that small changes can make a difference. Here’s a guide to heart health, by the numbers.

Blood Pressure

One of the strongest markers for heart disease, blood pressure is exactly what it sounds like—the pressure of blood against artery walls. When this pressure becomes too high, the heart has to work harder to push blood through the body. Such strain can thicken the heart muscle, which in turn can affect heart function. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is 140/90 mmHg or higher, and pre-hypertension is anything in the middle. The top number measures systolic pressure, when the heart beats and pumps blood out, while the bottom number measures diastolic pressure, when it fills with blood between beats. Both pre-hypertension and hypertension require attention.

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a type of fat called a lipid that is found naturally in the blood, cholesterol is necessary to help the body function. too much of it, however, can build up on artery walls, leading to plaque development, narrowed arteries and blocked blood flow. What may surprise you is that not all cholesterol is harmful. High-density lipoprotein (HDl) or “good” cholesterol has a protective value, because it helps remove low-density lipoprotein (lDl) or “bad” cholesterol from the walls of arteries, thereby decreasing heart disease risk. While a total cholesterol level below 200 mg/dl is February 2013

optimal, if your number is higher, the news may still be good based on your proportions of HDl and lDl. Physicians like to see 50 mg/dl or more of HDl in women and at least 40 mg/dl in men. lDl for both ideally should be lower than 100 mg/dl or at least no more than 129 mg/dl, and close to 70 mg/dl for those with diabetes or cardiovascular problems. What’s important to remember is that every single point you increase HDl or decrease lDl can have a significant, positive impact.

BMI

Body fat provides fuel and insulation and plays an integral role in nutrient use and hormone activity. But like most everything else, an excessive amount of it can be detrimental, especially to the heart. BMI looks at weight as well as height to calculate total body fat. according to The National Institutes of Health, a healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 24.9. you’re deemed overweight if it’s just above that, and obese if it’s over 30. One thing to keep in mind is that a person with a lot of muscle mass, like a bodybuilder, can have a high BMI.

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diovascular concerns. a higher waist circumference also can endanger vital organs in the abdomen. to determine your waist size, measure around your body at your belly button. Women should strive for 35 inches or less, and men for 40 inches or less.

C-reaCtIve ProteIn (CrP)

a high level of CRP has long been associated with such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, and now it is viewed as a predictor of heart disease. Produced by the liver and measured in the blood, CRP points to inflammation in the body. In the heart, inflammation of the blood vessels can lead to atherosclerosis and other cardiac illness. The american Heart association says a CRP level of 1.0 or more indicates average risk for cardiovascular issues. If your number is above 3.0, your risk is high. There often are no symptoms for conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, so get your numbers checked regularly. and talk to your physician about interventions that are best for you to lower your risk for heart disease. s For more information: health.yahoo.net; heart.org; knowyournumbers.co.nz; webmd.com

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HAVE YOU HEARD… By Jessica Schiffenhaus

Mending a Broken Blush

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f you’ve ever been reluctant to throw out broken blush or eye shadow, “just in case,” here’s some good news: there’s a way to restore that messy container full of dust to it’s original state. All you need is rubbing alcohol and something smooth and good for spreading, such as a butter knife. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol directly to the makeup until it’s soft and spreadable. It’s fine if the makeup gets saturated—the alcohol will eventually evaporate. Next, take a butter knife, or the back of a spoon, and spread the makeup across the container to make a flat, smooth surface. After drying for a day or so, the makeup should be ready to use.

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against UV damage, and according to the company, its ingredients help to minimize moisture loss, stimulate collagen synthesis and reduce lip lines. ($28, sephora.com)

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ry flaky scalps are uncomfortable and embarrassing, and sometimes hard to treat. Shampoos designed to combat dandruff associated with dry skin, such as Head and Shoulders, work well for many people. But if your scalp is extra dry, or is suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, LUSH’s Superbalm is a “spot treatment” for the scalp, with moisturizing ingredients including coconut oil, chamomile blue and candelilla wax, as well as lavender oil to calm skin irritation. LUSH’s Roots Healthy Scalp Cream is another great treatment, but designed to help fine hair appear thicker. Ingredients include honey and extra virgin olive oil to soften and strengthen hair, as well as menthol to stimulate the scalp to encourage growth, according to the company. (LUSHusa.com; LUSH products are handmade and can be found in LUSH stores nationwide, including its new location in the Short Hills Mall.) 

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MICHAEL SCURTI, DMD, FICOI, Discusses Family Dentistry & Technologies

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r. Michael Scurti is known for his expeditious, comprehensive cosmetic dentistry, but he is actually well versed in all of the dental arts—from general dentistry and orthodontics to endodontics and oral surgery. Dr. Scurti, who has practiced in Verona for eight years, has trained at both the prestigious Misch Institute and Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Here he discusses how family dentistry and dental technologies benefit patients.

Please describe your practice.

We are a full-service practice, meaning we provide all phases of dentistry in-house, including family dentistry. This allows us to meet all our patients’ dental needs in one place, rather than have them go to numerous doctors. And we always try to accommodate our patients’ busy schedules with early morning, evening and weekend hours.

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry involves building relationships with patients, their children and their extended relatives. They get to know the dentist and have all their dental care provided by the same person; but more important, the dentist gets to know them. Family dentists understand their patients’ lifestyles and what I call their dental values—whether they’re more cosmetic-based or longevity-based, for example. This is how I know what will and won’t work and then tailor my treatment plans accordingly. I don’t want my patients to be just numbers.

How do today’s advanced dental technologies help?

With regard to crown and bridge work, we have the CEREC machine that enables us to fabricate a permanent crown in one visit. We have an onsite oven where we bake the porcelain, and then we customize the crown chair side. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown and subsequent appointments. We also have diode lasers to reduce tooth sensitivity without using a drill, and Isolite, which is a modification of the traditional bite block that props open the mouth and removes excess saliva or any contaminants that might go down the throat. And we’ve started providing the “All on 4” dental implant system. This is great for patients with dentures or those who require full upper or lower restorations, because in a single visit they can immediately get non-removable replacement teeth.

What future technologies are in the works?

We’re going to soon introduce CT scan for 3D imaging, which offers computerized assistance for precise implant placement. My number-one goal is patient comfort, and I think that providing the latest technologies in all aspects of dentistry enables me to do that.

Dr. Scurti is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, New Jersey Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and has trained at LVI and the Misch Institute. Verona Dental Arts, 184 Pompton Avenue, Verona, 973-857-9034 www.veronadentalarts.com February 2013

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Green Hill Gala Honors Current and Former Trustee

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reen Hill Inc., the not-for-profit organization that supports northern New Jersey senior citizens, hosted their annual Gala on October 18 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Two Green Hill trustees, one current and one former, were honored. Mr. A. Duncan Kidd received the Lincoln Ames Award for his exemplary commitment and service to the innovation and success of Green Hill, Inc. Dr. Catherine Sladowski, a former Green Hill Trustee was honored posthumously, and was awarded the Green Hill Spirit Award, which is bestowed upon an individual whose life and spirit embodied the mission, vision and passion for caring of Green Hill Inc. Her award was accepted by her sons, Thomas and John Bamber. The evening consisted of dining, entertainment, a silent auction basket raffle and holiday boutique shopping. The event directly benefitted Green Hill projects including the building of two new Green House Homes and local elder services.

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DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber

TAKE THE FIRST STEP AGAINST FEAR

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t took Alexander the Great 10 years—from age 23 to his death at 33—to conquer most of the known world. Alexander has been studied and admired throughout the centuries for his incredible willingness and ability to take action in the face of adversity. This is made even more interesting by the fact that Alexander’s armies were always outnumbered, sometimes by as much as twenty to one. But Alexander knew that the greatest obstacle to success is fear, so his philosophy was to attack so swiftly and move so quickly that his soldiers didn’t have time to be afraid.

we start to believe the excuses we make for ourselves. Therefore, the first step in taming our fear is to analyze what is real and what is not, then dive in and take action. Author Tom Peters had the privilege of introducing the late Sam Walton, the Barry Farber founder of Walmart, when he was being inducted into the sales and marketing executives Hall of Fame. Here’s what he learned about fear vs. taking action: “I called David Glass, CEO of Walmart. I said, “All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the ‘If you had 90 seconds to say something about Sam power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a Walton, what would you say?’ Quicker than a wink, he answered, ‘Sam Walton is not afraid to fail. He’ll fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has give something a try, he’ll make a total mess of it, and taken the first step. With every additional step you walk back in tomorrow with a smile on his face and another idea.’ It’s that ability to try something, make a enhance immensely the value of your first.” mess of it, and get on with the next action that allows -RALPH WALDO EMERSON us to win out over fear.” Remember: there’s only one first time. After you Fear blocks people from achieving their goals. People are afraid take the first action, it cannot be quite as scary or difficult again. of failing, of making a mistake or looking foolish. The more we think Every time we step up to try something new, we learn more than we about all the possible reasons something won’t work out, the more expect. Each unique experience gives us insights we could never attain except through action. Children are such quick learners because our fear paralyzes us and we end up taking no action at all. I think of FEAR as an acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real. everything is new to them; when we open our minds and our senses Many times what we’re afraid of isn’t even real; it is the anticipation to things we might never otherwise experience, our knowledge of the of negative results, our imagination working overtime, and the reason world expands tremendously with each new step we take.  Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His next book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars will be released April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: barry@barryfarber.com. Listen to the new show: www.blogtalkradio.com/barryfarber

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Chilly Morning Breakfast Cooking Class Chef Maureen Rosin will help you prepare a wintery breakfast. You’ll love the apple pancakes and the hash brown quiche will make you smile! Menu highlights apple skillet pancakes; morning glory muffins; homemade apple butter; baked breakfast strata; hashbrown quiche. 10am-Noon. Ages 9-12. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Hilary Hahn Performs American violinist Hilary Hahn brings works by Beethoven and Bach, plus selected shorts from 27 Pieces: “The Hilary Hahn Encores”, which she commissioned herself from 27 European and American composers. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Blending Watercolors

Artist/Educator Jim Minet teaches you tips & tricks on how best to blend watercolors for the best results. He will also give a lesson on brushes for use with watercolors. There is a $5 fee with a discount on all products used in the event. 1pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave. (Essex Green), West Orange. Call 973669-0995 or visit www.jerrysartistoutlet.com.

Timeless Melodies with the Eric Olsen Quartet Pianist Eric Olsen has transformed timeless melodies into beautiful new arrangements for jazz quartet. These melodies were written by some of the most beloved classical composers, including Chopin, Grieg, Sibelius, Satie, Puccini, Bach and many others. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. Call 973-744-7424 or visit www.unioncong.org.

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The Nutopians Perform The Nutopians is an elegant award-winning 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon. Outpost in the Burbs at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. Call 973-744-6276 for information.

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The Flemtones Perform You know ‘em, you LUV ‘em… End your month right!! 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern. com for information.

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance This two-day celebration of dance in the Garden State includes an eclectic program of works from companies from throughout the state. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www. njpac.org.

Ron White Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman who sprung from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. White has established himself as a star in his own right. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

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George Lopez Performs George is an American comedian, actor and talk show host. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call 877-935-5668 for more information.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learned that aHollywood director is coming to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world comically cramped and relentlessly absurd, even when, to everyone’s surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his big chance. 2 and 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit wwwcentenarystageco.org

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Venus & Serena

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The Montclair Film Festival screens “Venus & Serena”. Ever since Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they’ve provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They’ve been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? Reservations suggested. 3pm. Glenfield Middle School, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. For more information, visit www.montclairfilmfest.org.

The Naughtons made their European debut at Herkulesaal in Munich, where the Sueddeutsche Zeitung proclaimed them “an outstanding piano duo”. They made their Asian debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. 8pm. Call 973-3132787 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. There’s a different show every time. The special guest will be Mike Warsaw. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more info and reservations.

“The Romance of Nature” Featuring classical pianist Eric Clark and actress Thea White in a program of music and poetry. The concert, sponsored by the Friends of the Library Music Matters Series, is free and open to all. 2pm. The Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. For further information, please call 973-992-4600 x254.

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This four-hour workshop will teach students a method for transforming images onto clay slabs and carving a low-relief floral design of their choosing. Students will make plastic moulds of their tile which can be used later to produce multiple copies of the same tile. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www. montclairartmuseum.org.

Light Classics, movie music, music from Broadway, Strauss Waltzes, Sousa marches and more. 3pm. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Rd., Bloomfield. Call 973-680-8620 for information.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 LAL Suicide Loss Support Group Life After Loss (LAL) is a non-denominational support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. LAL meets the fourth Monday of the month. Please confirm the date before attending. 7:30-9pm. Congregation Beth Ahm, 56 Grove Ave, Verona. Call 973-731-8067 or Email LifeAfterLoss.slsg@gmail.com.

“Taste of the World” Wine and Beverage tasting with live entertainment as well as prizes and raffle. The proceeds help fund the charitable efforts of the West Orange Rotary Club. 6-9pm. Mayfair Farms, West Orange, 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. Call 973-736-8304 or visit www.westorangerotary.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Heart Healthy Eating What you eat affects your risk for having heart disease and poor blood circulation, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Deanna Schweighardt, RD, will share ideas and recipes to help you eat heart healthy. 7pm. Registration required. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 or visit www.barnabashealthcalendar.org.

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Work of Play Exhibition Opening This new exhibit, Work of Play, examines the art of leisure. 10am-4pm.The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. For more information, please call 973-377-2982 or visit www.metc.org.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Stars of the Pharaohs Follow the Stars of the Pharaohs to discover how ancient Egyptians studied the skies to tell time, create workable calendars and align gigantic monuments. Explore the connection they felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena. Not only does the program include images of the Egyptian ruins as they appear today, but some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world have been digitally recreated to reveal their original splendor. Runs thru March 31. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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African Cosmos: Stellar Arts This is the first major exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts. Presenting more than 70 outstanding works of art from throughout the continent. The exhibition will demonstrate that observations of the heavens are part of the knowledge that informs the construction of social institutions, artistic expression and ritual practice in African cultures. Runs thru August 11. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Built to Amaze! an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where “Children of All Ages” find out what it takes to build the “Greatest Show on Earth”. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes. Runs through March 3. 7:30pm. The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. For tickets, please visit www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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Garden Discoveries: Maple Sugaring Garden Discoveries classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. 1:15-2pm, Education Center, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register or for information, call 973744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

Sue Waldman’s Explore Life’s Possibilities It’s the world’s great classic rock albums—live on stage, note for note, cut for cut—just the way you remember it. Who’s Next, originally released in 1971, features such Who favorites as “Baba O’Riley,” “The Song is Over,” “Going Mobile,” “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Plus, other Who hits. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Montclair MOPS Meeting Montclair Mothers of Preschoolers is a caring network of mothers dedicated to encouraging, nurturing and refreshing moms. Providing childcare, as well as brunch, a speaker, small discussion groups and a craft activity. We meet 4th Thursday of the month 9:30 – 12noon at Montclair Community Church, 143 Watchung Ave, Upper Montclair. Visit www.MontclairCommunityChurch.com” for information.

Discover your hidden talents and strengths, honor your truth, connect to your life purpose, trust your personal power and find the support you need to make life changes. Psychotherapist and life coach, Sue Waldman, will provide breakthrough exercises that will invoke your creativity and awaken your heart. This transformative gathering helps you step into a whole new life. Advance Registration is required. 7:30-9:30pm. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com to register.

Parenting Workshop “YOU are the Parent: Confidently Meeting Your Preschooler’s Challenging Behaviors” presented by Sara Mendez, LCSW. 7-9pm. Sponsored by Philip J. Solondz Preschool and PTA at Temple Beth Shalom, 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston. Free. RSVP appreciated to 973-992-6546.

Showcasing Montclair’s Finest Talent: Hosted by Ilsa of Mingle. 9pm. Free. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. Visit www.tierneystavern.com for information.

Through the Night Reinforce the power of one with OBIE-winning writeractor Daniel Beaty’s solo performance, a multi-character tale that deals with human possibility, hope and the particular dynamics of father-son relationships. 10am and 12:30pm. Grades 7-12. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.

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Toscania Trattoria 75 Main Street, Little Falls 973-256-2984 www.toscanianj.com Lunch: Tue-Fri noon-2:30pm Dinner: Tue-Thu 5-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5-10:30pm, Sun 4:30-8:30pm BYO

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Toscania Trattoria:

A Little Gem Grows in Size and Popularity

H

ow’s business?” I was poised to ask José Velez, owner and Executive Chef of Toscania Trattoria in Little Falls. But after spying the beautiful new addition that doubles the size of the original space and later watching Jose regretfully turn away at least three parties—on a freezing weekday evening—my question became moot. Today, this popular restaurant, which I once called “a little gem” is no longer so little, but is still a gem and growing in popularity, thanks to a menu that combines such traditional Italian dishes as Veal Saltimbocca and Penna alla Puttanese with upscale, creative specials for more adventurous palates. Our first appetizer, Fiocchi, delved into the creative side of the menu. These sweet little pasta purses are gathered around a four-cheese and pear filling, elevated by a drizzle of savory sage butter. Our next appetizer featured shitake and oyster mushrooms, giving our creamy Mushroom Bisque, $7.95, an earthy twist. Here I must confess that I broke my own cardinal rule, which is never to duplicate a dish previously ordered in an earlier review. But anyone who has relished Toscania Trattoria’s Mussels Pernod in a sublime tarragon broth will completely understand why I transgressed. Once sampled, these $12.95 beauties will jump to the top of your permanent “must have” list, too. Highly recommended is the $14.95 Seafood Cazuela appetizer. “This is a dish my mother made,” said Velez, speaking of his Puerto Ricoborn mother whose Spanish roots are evident in this tomato-based fish stew, replete with generous portions of shrimp, calamari, monkfish and scallops and a hearty underpinning of cannellini beans. Delivering our entrées— the $24.95 Braised Short ribs and $26.95 Scallops Provencale—with a smile and a flourish, Velez validated our choices by declaring, “These are two of my favorite dishes.”

The hearty fall-apart tender short ribs, winebraised with mashed potatoes and carrots in a richly rendered gravy, are a perfect cold weather dish. Speaking of the pan-seared scallops, served with sautéed spinach and a rich gorgonzola polenta daintily topped with sultana raisins, he said, “Everywhere I’ve gone I’ve done these scallops.” Toscania Trattoria’s desserts, all priced at $6.50, include a signature chiffon-like Limoncello mascarpone cake, cannoli carnevale with a freshly piped filling, and our favorite, the ambrosia-like homemade Bavarian cream with seasonal berries. After training at the Culinary Institute of America and cooking at major venues, including a stint as Executive Chef at the iconic Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille, Velez was serving as coordinating chef at a major charity event when he was invited by White House representatives to visit Washington and teach current culinary methods to the Navy-based White House chefs, a task he proudly performed for former presidents Clinton and Bush. “The most gratifying part of my work for me is creating relationships with my customers,” says Velez, who shops for the restaurant’s food six days a week and is always a visible presence, meeting and greeting longtime customers and newcomers alike. And, with the recent expansion and the addition of a private party room, Velez and his staff look forward to the future of Toscania. 

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RESTAUR ANT GUIDE BLOOMFIELD Anthony’s Cheesecake

“Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.” - Zagat Survey

71 Washington St., Bloomfield • 973-415-8885 www.AnthonysCheesecake.com With a menu that extends far beyond just traditional cheesecake, Anthony’s Cheesecake feels more like a jazz lounge than a bakery. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and an eclectic menu of specialty items including homemade pastries, pies, quiches, breads, and, of course, cheesecake, Anthony’s Cheesecake offers something to appeal to every taste. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, OD, SP, MCC, TO

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

SIGHTS Live Music Wed & Fri 7 �10 pm

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield • 973-743-0099 www.SenoritasMexicanGrill.com With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

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395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9812 www.CloverleafTavern.com American Cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO

Divina Restaurant

461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-5228 Fine Italian dining in a casual setting. $EXP, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Forte

182 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-403-9411 Offering fresh pizza and specialty pies in an upscale but family-friendly atmosphere. $IN-$MOD, TO, D

CEDAR GROVE Esposito’s

465 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-0807 www.EspositosCG.com Founded in 1908, Esposito’s has been a Cedar Grove staple for Italian classics and specialties since 1974. The family-owned business takes pride the use of high quality ingredients and customized service. Private event spaces are available, and off premises catering orders are welcome. Take out and delivery are available. $MOD, BYO, TO, D

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LuNello

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove • 973-837-1660 www.LuNello.com Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

118-124 Rt. 46E, Fairfield • 973-575-6500 www.CalandrasMedGrill.com Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly Italian restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and open wood burning stone pizza deck oven. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

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Merchant House Tavern

4 Little Falls Rd, Fairfield • 973-227-6066 www.MerchantHouseTavern.com Classic American food in an elegant, relaxed atmosphere. LP, MCC, $MOD-$EXP

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Fitzgerald’s Restaurant

13 Herman St, Glen Ridge • 973-748-4702 An upscale, tavern serving American Bistro fare. $MOD-$EXP, ENT, RR, OD, LP, MCC, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo Ristorante

1 Route 23 South at Route 46, Little Falls • 973-785-4255 Bellissimo, a Little Falls favorite, reopened their doors in October. The restaurant offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

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440 Main St, Little Falls • 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

Toscania Trattoria

75 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-2984 www.ToscaniaNJ.com Welcome to Toscania Trattoria, where authentic Italian fare and a serenely inviting ambiance combine to create an oasis of fine Italian dining experiences. Enticing aromas from our kitchen provide an introduction to our array of familiar and deliciously satisfying dishes inspired by Southern Italian Cuisine. Enjoy a relaxing venue that is perfect for small gatherings and conversation, while the exceptional cuisine speaks for itself. BYO, $MOD, LP, SP, RR, H, MCC, TO (continued on page 70)

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RESTAUR ANT GUIDE LIVINGSTON 88 Café

106 E. Mnt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston • 973-533-1833 Chinese cuisine in a casual dining environment. $IN, H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Eppes Essen

105 East Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston • 973-994-1120 www.EppesEssen.com A New York, Jewish-style deli and restaurant offering home-style cooking. $MOD, BYO, H, MCC, TO

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Il Vicolo Ristorante

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-740-0016 www.IlVicoloRestaurant.com Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels! Thanks to our customers for helping us win the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston • 973-992-8999 www.ThavmaGrill.com Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service available for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

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Acappello Ristorante

398 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair • 973-746-2553 www.AcappelloRistorante.com New, traditional old-world Italian on Bloomfield Ave from the owners of Cara Mia in Millburn. Acappello is around the corner from the Wellmont Theatre and next door to the Montclair Wine Cellar, and it offers a prix fixe pre-theatre signature dinner. Signature dishes include grilled salmon stuffed with zucchini, eggplant and roasted peppers in a light basil cream sauce. Open for lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner seven nights a week. BYO, $MOD

blu Restaurant

554 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair • 973-509-2202 Modern American cuisine with French, Italian and Asian influences. BYO, $EXP, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC

Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen

183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair • 973 744-0068 Dedicated to sustainability and seasonal quality seafood. $EXP, BYO, RR, TO

Osteria Giotto

21-23 Midland Ave, Montclair • 973-746-0111 Authentic Italian fare in a casual atmosphere. RR, $IN-$EXP, OD

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Palazzo

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair • 973-746-6778 www.PalazzoNJ.com Enjoy gourmet food prepared by proprietor/chef John Giglio in a relaxing atmosphere, complete with a dark wood panel wine bar and embellishments in warm faux-finished tones, rich gold fabrics and deep hues, highlighted by the baby grand piano featuring live music every Wed through Sat evening. Wine bar/BYO, ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR


Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-Lounge

1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair 973-233-1006 Montclair’s hottest new full service restaurant serving selections from the sea, from the farm and from the forest. $MOD-$EXP, RR

Samba

7 Park St, Montclair 973-744-6764 www.MontclairSamba.com Experience Brazilian home-style cooking at Samba Montclair, formerly Park Street Café. Samba is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day but Sunday. You can dine-in or pick-up from Samba’s breakfast and lunch menu. Samba’s intimate, candlelit dining room that is gaining a reputation as one of the most romantic restaurants in Montclair. Samba serves a full menu of chicken, steak, grilled shrimp and vegetarian dishes. Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil is featured every Friday and Saturday night. BYO, MCC, $MOD, MN

enjoy farm to table dishes at lunello. Acclaimed Chef Louis Seger of Lu Nello Restaurant in Cedar Grove has been preparing his menus with fresh local ingredients for years. This season he has taken his passion for local food to the next level by using the Lu Nello Farm in New Jersey for the restaurant’s produce.

This Valentine’s Day, share a romantic evening with someone special at Lu Nello

Innovative Northern Italian Cuisine Fine Dining | Private Event Catering | Handsome Bar & Lounge 182 Stevens Ave. • Cedar Grove, NJ • 973-837-1660 • www.lunello.com

Sushi Hana

5 N. Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-3900 Japanese and Pan-Asian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

Thai Chef

664 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-783-4994 Thai cuisine and specialties served in a causal environment. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

Tuscany

622 Valley Rd, Montclair 973-744-0200 A new true Italian restaurant that features homemade pastas, steaks and seafood. $MOD-$EXP, MCC, SP, RR, TO

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711 Main St, North Caldwell 973-890-3993 www.SofiasRistorante.net Italian cuisine served in a casual restaurant setting. BYO, $MOD-$EXP, ENT, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

UPPER MONTCLAIR Dai Kichi

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-2954 Japanese dining in a casual environment. $EXP, RR, OD, LP, MCC (continued on page 72)

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TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 www.TSMAChineseCuisine.com T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. The restaurant is a three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Upstairs Restaurant

608 Valley Rd, 2nd Floor, Upper Montclair 973-744-4144 Seasonal American cuisine served in a smart, casual dining atmosphere. $EXP, RR, LP, MCC

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125 Bloomfield Ave, Verona • 973-239-3363 Traditional Italian fare served in a casual setting. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, LP, SP, MCC, TO

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Verona Inn

624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona • 973-239-0544 www.VeronaInn.com Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for the details of their daily specials—Sunday Bloody Sunday, Millionaire Mondays, Wimpy Tuesday, Date Night Wednesday, Girls Night Out Thursday, TFI Friday and SuperSize Saturday. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

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40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell • 973-287-6307 www.GennarosCucina.com Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP

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WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Jazz entertainment is offered every Wednesday and Friday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

SuzyQue’s

34 South Valley Rd, West Orange 973-736-7899 BBQ and Traditional American cuisine served in a casual restaurant setting. $IN-$MOD, ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, TO

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Real estate Watch

December 2012 Home Sales

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he number of homes sold in December dropped 13% from November (159 to 138). For the quarter, the number of sales fell by 26% (from 600 in Q3 to 442). Sales declined in every price range, both for the month and for the quarter. However, compared with the 4th quarter of 2011, sales were up 20%. The average sale price for the quarter, $446,900, was up 0.3% from a year earlier. In December, the average was $462,300. The average days on market of sold properties was 94 days for December and 86 days for the quarter. This compares with 79 days in November and 93 days for 4Q2011. 41 homes sold in their first 30 days on the market, down from 63 in November.

Caldwell

Address

List Price

Bed/Bath Sale Price

56 Mountain Ave

289,900

3/1

275,000

102 Central Ave

365,000

3/1.1

370,000

22 Highview Rd

425,000

3/1.1

407,500

5 Park Ln

440,000

4/1.1

442,500

Cedar Grove

143-B Ridge Rd

189,900

1/1

175,000

151-A Ridge Rd

199,900

1/1

180,000

481 Fairview Ave

247,000

3/2.1

223,500

122 Cedar St

315,000

3/1

275,000

11 Garrett St

399,900

3/2

387,500

74 W Lindsley Rd

399,000

5/4

399,000

66 Winding Way

449,000

5/3

425,000

11 Sylvan Rd

210,000

3/2

207,500

3 Coleridge Ter

499,900

4/3.1

450,000

12 Voelker Rd

534,900

5/3.1

525,000

44 Cheri Ln

569,900

4/2.1

540,000

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Glen ridGe

309 Regal Blvd

543,000

3/2.1

544,500

46 Tuxedo Rd

429,000

4/3.1

467,000

926 Bloomfield Ave, 6L 57,000

1/1

52,000

7 Billingsley Dr

569,000

3/2.1

560,000

227 Orange Rd

499,000

6/2.2

472,500

926 Bloomfield Ave, 7G 105,900

1/1

90,000

95 Laurel Ave

559,000

4/3

565,000

212 Valley Rd

529,999

5/2.1

485,000

168 Bay Ave

420,000

4/1

450,000

35 Carillon Cir

645,000

3/4

599,000

45 S Mountain Ave

599,000

3/3.2

580,000

56 Clinton Rd

449,000

6/3.1

466,000

3 Bear Brook Ln

724,500

5/3

682,000

105 Essex Ave

630,000

4/2.1

586,850

19 Outlook Pl

599,000

4/2.1

575,000

12 Cyprus Ln, 12

749,888

3/3.1

725,000

9 Locust Dr

699,000

3/3.1

625,000

254 Forest Ave

635,000

4/3

633,000

27 Camelot Dr

769,000

3/3

727,500

10 Crestview Ct

759,900

4/4

742,500

106 Stonehouse Rd

649,900

6/3.1

665,000

36 Hemlock Rd

766,300

3/3.1

780,000

34 Plymouth St

839,000

7/3.1

801,000

499 Ridgewood Ave

785,000

4/2.3

790,000

8 Princeton Rd

975,000

5/3.1

815,000

157 Highland Ave

930,000

6/4.1

930,000

9 Iroquois Dr

949,000

4/3.1

900,000

8 Christopher Ct

975,000

5/4.1

956,000

10 Camelot Dr

1,099,000

5/4.2

999,999

124 Lloyd Rd

1,150,000

5/3.1

1,115,000

18 Ross Rd

1,349,000

6/3.1

1,250,000

44 Aspen Dr

1,225,000

5/3.1

1,250,000

livinGston

6 Collins Ter

275,000

3/2.1

260,000

9 Symington Ave

325,000

3/1.1

263,000

13 Hawthorne Dr

350,000

3/1

330,000

40 Irving Ave

359,000

3/1.1

359,000

37 N Baums Ct

379,900

3/2

370,000

80 Bay St, 6

144,000

1/1

115 E Cedar St

399,000

3/2

375,000

80 Bay St, 2

149,500

60 W Cedar St

395,000

3/1.2

376,000

89 Elm St

31 Baker Rd

399,900

3/1.1

385,000

16 Forest St

449,000

5/2.1

419,000

38 Bear Brook Ln

495,000

3/2.1

460,000

1405 Town Center Way 549,000

2/2.1

490,000

north Caldwell

4 Drew Ct

389,000

2/2.1

375,000

31 Brookside Ter

539,900

4/2

542,000

137,000

1 Oxford Rd

649,000

5/2.1

632,500

1/1

143,000

5 Overlook Ct

699,000

4/3.1

699,000

156,800

5/1.2

151,800

3 Angela Ct

989,000

4/4.1

975,000

39 Harrison Ave, 4

164,900

1/1

164,900

39 Harrison Ave, 17

214,900

2/2

202,500 223,000

15 Godfrey Ave

289,000

2/1.1

287,000

242,000

1 Davenport Ave

475,000

4/2.1

460,000

29 Condit Ct

499,000

4/2.1

499,000

MontClair

83 Bay St, 10 51A James St, 5

239,000 242,000

1/1 2/1.1

7 Charles St

515,000

3/3.1

521,000

24 Bellaire Dr

329,900

3//1

260,000

46 Billingsley Dr

549,000

4/2.1

525,000

21 Harvard St

349,000

3/1.2

320,000

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Upper MontClair

west Caldwell

248 Crescenzi Ct

299,000

2/2.1

275,000

82 Mount Hebron Rd

319,300

3/1.1

302,900

580 Bloomfield Ave, 2A 259,900

2/2

235,000

243 Crescenzi Ct

300,000

3/3.1

290,000

8 Carlton Dr

360,000

3/1

361,000

9 Lane Ave

299,000

4/1

295,000

10 Clarken Dr

299,000

2/2.1

299,000

45 Marquette Rd

499,000

3/2

489,000

31 Washington Ave

349,000

3/2

335,000

7 Ellis St

329,000

3/2.1

310,000

772 Valley Rd

549,000

4/2.2

546,500

34 Bond Pl

389,900

4/2.1

342,500

5 Barbara Ave

325,000

3/2.1

310,000

249 N Mountain Ave

619,000

4/2.1

592,400

8 Springdale Rd

379,900

3/2.1

350,000

27 Westminster Ter

349,000

3/2

327,500

209 Montclair Ave

620,000

5/2.1

640,000

144 Fairfield Ave

359,000

3/2.1

364,000

23 Tenney Rd

345,000

3/3

345,000

394 N Fullerton Ave

659,900

4/2.1

686,500

19 Howland Cir

549,900

4/2.1

525,000

35 Lenox Ter

334,900

4/2

350,000

555 Park St

719,000

4/2.2

710,000

390 St Cloud Ave

339,900

5/2.1

350,100

10 Mountain Ter

789,000

5/3.1

789,000 825,000

89,900

370,000

5/3.1

3/2

3/3.1

839,000

89,900

399,900

25 Duryea Rd

8 Union St

24 Boland Dr

1,317,500

90,000

375,000

5/4.2

3/2

3/3

1,249,000

99,000

398,000

141 Lorraine Ave

85 Elm St

106 Barringer Ct

1,825,000

93,500

430,000

6/4.1

3/1

3/3.1

1,999,999

124,900

450,000

483 Park St

91 Mitchell St

5 O’Connor Circle

39 Watchung Ave

110,000

3/1.1

110,000

306 Smith Manor Blvd 465,000

3/3

435,000

155 Pleasant Valley Way 250,000

3/2

180,000

6 Forest Ave

524,900

4/2.1

466,000

14 Rock Spring Rd

515,000

3/3

515,000

17 Luth Ter

585,000

3/2.1

595,000

23 Beverly Rd

649,000

5/3.1

650,000

1,150,000

5/4.1

1,075,000

verona

west oranGe

14 Wedgewood Dr

135,000

1/1

135,000

535 Mt Pleasant Ave

195,000

4/1

190,000

25 Park Court, 91

164,000

1/1

162,000

87 Nestro Rd

198,500

4/1

195,000

28 Mt Prospect Ave

185,300

2/1.1

185,300

46 Belgrade Ter

200,000

2/1.2

200,000

2 Claridge Dr 5Ae

298,000

1/1.1

287,500

278 St Cloud Ave

229,900

4/2

200,000

11 Marion Rd

299,900

3/1

300,000

7 Watchung Ave

229,000

3/1.1

205,000

5 Louisburg Sq

329,000

2/2.1

322,250

53 Glen View Dr

239,900

2/2.1

235,000

78 Forest Ave

359,900

3/1

350,000

3 Glen View Dr

249,000

2/1

235,000

10 Upland Way

599,000

3/2.1

627,000

27 Dale Dr

245,000

3/1.1

245,000

41 Wayland Dr

719,000

4/2.1

691,000

13 Hillside Ave

274,900

4/1.1

260,000

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