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Inside Essex Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area
34 Private & Independent School Resources
60 Cooking with…
47 Pose for a Cause Pictorial
62 Restaurant Guide
51 Health, Wellness & Beauty
68 Best of Essex Service Directory
10 Calendar of Events
53 A True Family Dental Practice— Dr. Joseph DalBon Offers State-of-the-Art Gentle Dentistry 54 February is Heart Health Month— Tips to Help Fight Heart Disease
19 Local Gift Guide
55 Don’t Sit Your Life Away
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26 The Long-Lasting Benefits of Camp
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Inside ESSEX Park Street Auto Unites to Fight Multiple Sclerosis by Juliana Vogel
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oseph and Ruth Bollo of Park Street Automotive have been part of the Montclair business community for more than 22 years—maintaining and repairing cars while providing great service to their customers. Ruth, born in Montclair and raised in Cedar Grove, has multiple sclerosis, a disease she struggles with every day. Despite her medical condition she has been able to lead a positive and wonderful life, with the support from loved ones and her great doctors.
Wanting to give back to MS sufferers who have been less fortunate, the Bollos, along with family members, plan to travel to Los Angeles to volunteer at the Bike for MS Coastal Challenge Bike Race on March 25 with their “Operation LA” team. The event brings people together to raise money for the National MS Society. The society is committed to find a cure and to help those living with multiple sclerosis. To help support the Bollos and their team as they unite to fight MS, donations in Ruth’s honor can be made at main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/operationla2017. “Thank you for your kindness and help, together we truly can make a difference,” states Ruth.
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Junior League Volunteers Meet with State Rep. Mila Jasey
olunteers of the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) met with area legislators to discuss legislation related to bettering the lives of women and children in New Jersey. SPAC is the advocacy arm of the Junior Leagues in New Jersey. Volunteers have worked for over 40 years to advocate on behalf of the most voiceless in New Jersey. Successes include legislation relating to childhood obesity; human trafficking; violence against women; child safety (bike helmets, booster seats, childproof handguns); foster care; juvenile justice; smoke free air; anti-stalking; breast feeding and maternity stay initiatives. The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) is an organization of women who are CONNECTED, RESPONSIVE, and COMMITTED to improving lives within their community. Founded in 1913, JLOSH serves the communities of East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Orange, Short Hills, South Orange, Springfield and West Orange.
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St. Cassian School—2016 National Blue Ribbon Award Winner
t. Cassian School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, placing it firmly in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide. The school community will be celebrating this achievement in many ways, which started with a kick-off Thanksgiving lunch and dance event. St. Cassian School’s Principal, Maria Llanes, affirmed that the school’s culture of infusing art and technology into the curriculum to engage students’ multiple intelligences is what helped the school achieve this great honor. “Congratulations to the students, faculty, the parents. We 8
also greatly appreciate the support from the St. Cassian parish and the Archdiocese of Newark. Through God’s grace, we can all achieve high levels when we work hard and together,” Principal Llanes stated. Founded in 1952, St. Cassian School is a thoughtful, respectful and loving, family Members of the 2nd grade class at the Thanksgiving and Dance oriented school fostering Christian values. celebration. (Left-right) Ben Clark, Montclair; Simone Peniston, Offering Pre-K through 8th grade, the Orange; Lizzie Biebel, Montclair and Aanya Davitt, Bloomfield student body is comprised of nearly 250 students from Montclair and surrounding towns. Their mission is to help each child spiritually, intellectually, socially and St. Cassian School physically through a faith-based curriculum 190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair that integrates technology and the visual 973-746-1636 | www.stcassianschool.org and performing arts.
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Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies. Go on a high-energy celebration of Indian pop music and Bollywood culture and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.
7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
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Wednesday, February 1 A Comedy of Tenors! The sequel to the grand-slam comedy “Lend Me a Tenor!” One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. Runs through Feb. 26. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.papermill.org
Prom Dress Drive Please help by contributing new or gently used gowns for donation to the Catherine’s Closet organization. Gowns must be clean, age appropriate, current, on a hanger, designer gowns & large sizes especially needed. Please Contribute by February 10. Drop offs may be made Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Essex County College, West Essex Campus 730 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. 973-877-6593.
Legal Services Class A one-time 30-minute private consultation with an attorney that offers guidance to women on how to proceed with a legal issue. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.
Essex Water Color Club Art Show
The Essex Water Color Club, the oldest water color club in New Jersey, will hold its annual show through February. An opening reception will be held for the artists on Sunday, February 5 from 2:15-4pm. Runs through Feb. 23. The public is invited to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Engineering Brick Art The LEGO© brick has sparked the imagination of artists near and far. Explore how this simple toy has been transformed into a medium of art and design from fast food to famous works of art, this exhibition features more than thirty LEGO© brick marvels. Runs through Feb. 26. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
Women’s Workshops February programs are: Good Homework Practices: How to Minimize the Struggle; and The Art and Science of a Loving Relationship. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
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Career Services Class An ongoing program assisting women in becoming “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/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Watercolor Exhibit Enjoy an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Nutley resident Marlene Valdes. The paintings in this exhibit beautifully highlight the four seasons of the year. Runs through Feb. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutleypubliclibrary.org
Des-Arad Artist Exchange Exhibit
Art in the Atrium’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition, “Ritual and Evocations”
An exhibition featuring renowned African American artist Barbara Bullock, showcasing more than twenty examples of Bullock’s vibrant sculptural paper collages. The exhibition is being organized by Art in the Atrium, Inc. Runs through April, 23. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700. www.morrismuseum.org
Fireside Meditation Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author, Ramananda John E. Welshons, for a series of winter evening meditation classes. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session. 7-9pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-744-4752
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Dale Carnegie Training Know what to say and how to say it by attending our upcoming course, How To Communicate With Diplomacy & Tact. Also Feb. 2. 9am-5pm. 1Dale Carnegie, 140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109, West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-890-0909. www.northernnj.dalecarnegie.com
Artwork created by 7 American artists who participated in an artist exchange program in Israel during the summer of 2016. Runs through. Feb, 28. Gaelen Gallery East. JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973530-3400. www.jccmetrowest.org
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Inside Looking Out Art Exhibit Artist Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s photographs are cut, rearranged and then pieced together in layers of chaos and clarity. She tells a spellbinding story using images from the past, present and an imagined future. Contemporary surrealist collage in its finest form. Runs through Feb. 23. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
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“The Whole World is a Single Flower” Photography Exhibit
Art Exhibit The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present “Aesthetic Bonds”: The Intersection of Personal and Visual Influences, the works of Francesca Azzara and Paul Pinkman. Included in this exhibit are four diptych and triptych works from the “Influences” collection that were created along with New Art Group member artists Susan Ahlstrom, Jane Caminos, Nancy Ori and Heidi Sussman. Runs through April, 28. The Gallery at Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. 908-309-6114.
Chatham Photographer, Larry Kerner’s images captures the moment through his lens. Runs through March 1, 8amdusk. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-3267601. email@example.com
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Thursday, February 2 “Conquering Adoption”Support Group If you are an adoptive parent and would like to get some insight from adult and teenage adoptees or you were adopted and would like to connect withother adoptees, this group is for you. Group run by adoption Transition Expert, Regina Radomski. 7pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.
Kids’ Creativity Center During this drop-off workshop, kids will learn to use fine art materials while you enjoy an enriching and relaxing evening in MAM’s galleries. Led by MAM’s experienced art educators, activities in the Kids’ Creativity Center will be inspired, seasonal, whimsical, and fun. Ages 5+. 5:30 or 6:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.org
“Thursdays of Mindfulness” Mediation student Sandra Michelsen will lead guided meditations to help escape the stress of everyday life. Feel calmer, more focused, and more positive. Also Feb. 23. 7pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
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Grow Your Business with Carissa Reiniger A three-hour intensive workshop teaching how to focus your scarce time and money to maximize your business’ and organization’s growth. Designed for current and future business owners and operators, entrepreneurs, and non-profit entities. Carissa Reiniger is the Founder and CEO of Silver Lining, Ltd., which has helped more than 10,000 small business owners in 9 countries to build profitable, sustainable companies. 9amNoon. Slab Supply Co., 544 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. www.eventbrite.com/e/ grow-your-business-the-silver-liningaction-plan
Navajo Sky Program Listen to fascinating Native American stories about how the stars were placed in sky to make constellations, show when to plant crops and mark the beginning of the hunting season. This celestial adventure that will leave you with a greater understanding of how the Navajo view the sky. Ages 8-adult. Thurs. & Fri. 2pm; Sat. 3:30pm. Newark Museum Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org
Quick Books a Tale of Two Companies An overview of how Quickbooks works and why it’s worth the investment for your business. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange 7-8:30pm. Free. 973-736-0198. www.wopl.org
Friday, February 3 Meditation for Beginners This is an introductory meditation course drawing techniques and principles from various traditions to help students build a personalized meditation practice. $10 drop-in fee. Fridays in February, 6-6:45pm. NJ Acupuncture Wellness Massage and Fertility Center, 70 Park Street, Montclair, 973-2331195, www.njfertilityacupuncture.com
Yin Yoga for Beginners This is a survey course highlighting the key tenants and benefits of a yin yoga practice. Students will be guided into and out of yin yoga exercises in each session. $15 drop fee Fridays in February 7-8pm. NJ Acupuncture Wellness Massage and Fertility Center, 70 Park Street, Montclair, 973-233-1195, www.njfertilityacupuncture.com
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal Perform Beloved singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will play a concert featuring music from her acclaimed album The River & the Thread. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Auditions For “Dreamgirls” The Montclair Operetta Club, one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating community theatres, concluding its 92nd season, announces open auditions for its upcoming production of Dreamgirls. Bob Cline is the director; Amy Shera is the choreographer; and Gonzalo Valencia is the musical director. Auditions will be held 7pm and Feb. 5 at 2pm. The door will open thirty minutes before the start of auditions. Sign-in will continue for one hour. Montclair Operetta Club studio, 494 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mocmusicals.org
Get to Know Your iPad or iPhone You must bring your own device. Registration required. For ages 50+. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, W. Orange. 11am-1:30pm. Free. 973-7360198. www.wopl.org
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Learn to speak Spanish in a small group setting using a conversational approach. Beginner and intermediate levels, daytime and evening options. Registration required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or email@example.com
A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. “I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. Ages high school+. 7:30pm. Montclair Film Festiva, Glenfield Middle School, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. 973-509-4171.
71st Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show This year’s features fine 18th-20th century furniture, fine art paintings, prints, antique and vintage jewelry, exceptional accessories, fine china, glassware, silver, folk art, and much more. 10am-9pm. Sat.10am-4pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church,195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, Montclair. 973-743-5596.
Author & Filmmaker Series Featuring Lisa Reznik and her award-winning film, “Left Bank Bookseller”. This historical drama, set in the literary milieu of 1920s Paris, follows James Joyce as he struggles to publish his revolutionary novel, Ulysses. 6pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
The Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel The Piano Men treat you to the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John in concert together can create! Broadway veterans Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr perform the music of these two superstars, accompanied by amazingly talented backup singers and “The Rocket Band” of all-star musicians. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
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Using a broad range of Jacquard Products, this lecture/demo explores the fascinating world of Surface Design and Fine Art Surface patterning techniques. With dyes, paints, pigments and waxes, silk and fabric painting, block and screen printing, water-media and acrylic mixed media painting, encaustic, shibori, indigo dyeing, the new SolarFast photographic dye and moreartist Daniele Frazier will demo and discuss many great products. 1pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.
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Couples French Bistro Weekend Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking these “French Bistro” inspired dishes. Menu includes caramelized onion and goat cheese tart, steak with béarnaise sauce, chicken pillard with frisee salad, parisian gnocchi, roasted tomatoes with herbs and garlic, cream puffs with ice cream and chocolate sauce. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Budapest Festival Orchestra Hungary’s acclaimed orchestra performs the Fifth Symphony in an allBeethoven program featuring pianist Richard Goode. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722. www.njpac.org
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Join a pre-Valentine’s Day treat and welcome back Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta author of “Love Cats”. Valentine inspired refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all romantics at heart but singles are invited to mingle after the event and discuss starting a book club. Book suggestions will be available. Reservations recommended. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
Joe Purdy Performs Joe Purdy is a celebrated singer/songwriter and independent artist. His latest album, “This American,” is rich with haunting imagery and filled with warm, American folklore and storytelling. With special guest Garrison Starr opening. 8-10pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. www.outpostintheburbs.org
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Children/tween/young adult bag-ofbooks sale. Great selection of books for children, tweens and young adults in beautiful condition. Fill a bag (provided by Friends) for $8. Books also sold individually. 10am-2pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-4136.
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Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, children will learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more. Ages 5-8yrs. Saturdays & Second Sundays, 1pm. (35 Min.) Newark Museum Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org
The Unmentionables Perform The music reflects their muses: Poet, Mystic, Cynic, Comic, Lover. It flows out into the crowd in an ever changing stream. You won’t be able to sit still. Special Guests: The Bloomingfields. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneystavern.com/music
Zumba and Wine Event Heart awareness event with Zumba and wine. 5-7pm. Afro Brazilian Dance Club, 554 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. www. eventbrite.com/e/zumba-and-wineheart-awareness-event“Established in 1965. I believe that preparation is the most important aspect of any painting project. This expertise ensures a professional, precise result that will last.”
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Bowling for $cholarship Dollars Join High School Principal, Hayden Moore, for the 4th annual bowling scholarship appeal for the “Principal’s Scholarship” to be awarded to eligible West Orange High School graduating seniors. Includes shoes, bowling balls and snacks. Theme: in the spirit of the Super Bowl- wear the colors of the team your rooting for. 50/50, door prizes, 21 or older. Presented by The West Orange Education Fund. Check in 7:30pm bowling from 8-10:30pm. Eagle Rock Lanes, 424 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-715-0582.
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Frank F. Monroe Scholarship Dinner The Montclair Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will host its ninth annual Frank F. Monroe Scholarship Dinner Dance. This incredible black tie gala will feature: open bar, five course gourmet meal, silent auction, fun and surprises. Proceeds benefit the Kappa Guide Right & Scholarship Fund. Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. 7pm-midnight. For overnight accomodations, please contact the hotel at 973-931-7007 or visit the website at www.thewilshiregrandhotel.com.
I Want My Mff: A 1980’s Dance Party Featuring THE LOSER’S LOUNGE, a collective of New York City’s finest performers, with special musicalperformances by Stephen Colbert &Patrick Wilson.Doors open 8pm. (VIP package 6:30pm). A Montclair Film Festival Event, The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. www.montclairfilmfest.org
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Expand and diversify your skills through an introduction to Jacquard’s varied mediums. Learn about airbrush paints, pigments, dyes and waxes, along with various mixed media techniques. Try Jacquard Fabric Paint for yourself. 1-3pm. Registration required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Mall, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.
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Do you have to sacrifice all those spectacular trees and shrubs from Asia and Europe? Stunning new forms of native American plants are being introduced all the time, and the best of them inspire admiration in gardeners around the world. Marc Montefusco, Director of Horticulture at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, will introduce us to some of his favorite “exotic natives,” any of which could find a place in your landscape. 7:30pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. www.reeves-reedarboretum,org
Music with Molly These interactive classes help children develop a love of music early and are a great way to spend time with your little one out of the house. Also Feb. 13 & 27. Session 1—11:30am12:15pm. Session 2—10:30am-11:15am. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. 973-748-5459. www.womensclubglenridge.com
This fun, fast-paced class will teach students all the cool new moves in a safe and exciting environment! Perfect that cartwheel then move onto round-offs, hand stands, and 1-handed cartwheels! Watch as flexibility and coordination improve with every step and understanding of rhythm and timing shine with each new routine. Ages 5-10yrs. Mondays 4:15-5:15pm. Jewish Community Center Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 73-530-3473.
Monday Night Book Club This month’s book is “Travels with My Aunt“ by Graham Greene. This is the story of Henry Pulling, a retired and complacent bank manager who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother’s funeral. The book offers intoxicating entertainment, yet also confronts some of the most perplexing human dilemmas. Free. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.nutleypubliclibrary.org
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First Aid Lecture Join Rosemary Gorman, ANCC, Program Director of Geriatric Health & Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Medical Group, for this informative lecture on the basics of providing and receiving First Aid.12:30pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 1-888-724-7123 or www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents
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Tuesday, February 7 Environmental Art Explorers Turn the world around you into pieces of art. Conventional materials blend with natural elements as you learn about the environment and the world around you while creating beautiful works of art. Ages 2-4. Tuesdays 12:45-1:30pm. Jewish Community Center Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3473.
Short Fiction Writing Workshop Mini lessons on short fiction writing for ages 17 and up. Led by Susana Barbagallo. Limited seating. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
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Wednesday, February 8 Ringling Bros B&B Circus Launch into the future with “Out Of This World” where children join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil. The entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns. Runs through March 12. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-622-4831. www.ringling.com/tickets
Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will be hosting their annual Lunar New Year Celebration featuring a traditional lion dance and choir performances. Meet with physicians and staff from the Center for Asian Health and learn about the services they offer both in the office and the community. Noon-3pm. Cafeteria, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston.
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Pizza & Movie Day Featuring the film “Love & Friendship”. An adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan in which a beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits her in-laws’ estate while waiting for social chatter about her personal indiscretions to pass. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant daughter, Frederica. 1pm. Reservation required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
The most beautiful creature in the ocean is asked to sacrifice the one thing that makes her unique in order to share her gifts with those around her. This event has been designed to create a supportive, welcoming experience for children on the autism spectrum. Ages 4-10. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
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• Camp is a safe and nurturing environment that enhances social skills. Camp is for everyone, so children and youth have the opportunity to meet and interact with peers from outside their school environment. • Camp supplements traditional education. Camps use intentional programming to create a balance of experiential learning opportunities that are physical, emotional, and social. • Camp provides experiences that promote self-confidence and future academic growth. American Camp Association® (ACA) independent research shows that parents and camp staff, as well as the campers themselves, report significant growth in several areas, including leadership, independence, social comfort, and values and decisions.
• Camp encourages a respect and love of nature. Children are able to learn about the natural world. Camp also gives them a chance to “unplug.” More and more experts are advocating the value of time spent in nature for children — and camp is a perfect place to do that. • Camp provides the opportunity to stay physically active. Camp is the ultimate outdoor experience with programs that offer physical activities and sports that enhance health and teach self-confidence. Camp is a natural extension of the classroom. Research indicates that by participating in strategically planned, structured summer experiences, children reduce summer learning loss. Camp challenges children, keeps them engaged, develops creativity and their talents, and expands their horizons.
About ACA The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization with more than 10,000 individual members and nearly 3,000 member camps. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults. ACA provides advocacy and evidence-based education and professional development, and is the only national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. ACA accredits approximately 2,400 diverse camps nationally. ACA-Accredited® Camps meet up to 300 health and safety standards. Accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s commitment to the health, safety, and overall well-being of both campers and staff. For more information, visit www.ACAcamps.org. Reprinted with the permission of the American Camp Association. ©2017 American Camping Association, Inc.
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Flanders, NJ 973-929-2901—www.cdr.jccmetrowest.org
Warren, NJ 908-580-CAMP—www.campriverbend.com
Camp Sippy—A Sip of Art Camp 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 9973-255-6815 www.sipofart.com
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700 Shunpike Road, Chatham 973-410-0400 www.chathamdayschool.org
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40 Freeman St., Roseland 973-226-7300 www.NJKids.us
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180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield 201-925-4676 www.thecoloringroom.net
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Discover Business and Foreign Language Teen Camp 285 Madison Ave., Madison 973-443-8842
Elite Tennis Academy
42 Fairfield Pl, West Caldwell, NJ 973-575-1000 ext. 206
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HudsonWay Immersion School Summer Camp Summit, NJ 908-598-8088—www.hwis.org/njsummercamp
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Kent Place Summer Camp
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810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 973-227-4382—www.kiddieacademycom/westcaldwell
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Meadowbrook Country Day Camp
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Morristown Beard Day Camp
70 Whipping Rd., Morristown 973-532-7569 www.summer.mbs.net
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Livingston 973-868-6259 www.musicaltheatreconservatory.com
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NJ School of Dramatic Arts
593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 973-566-9700 www.njactors.org
International Ivy Locations: Caldwell University, Caldwell; Chatham Day School, Chatham, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston; The Pingry School, Short Hills
The Nation’s #1 Sports July 10-14, 2017 • Montclair State University Boys & Girls 10-18 • Day & Residential options available Broadcasting Camp • Learn from the Pros • Meet sports celebrities • Make play-by-play tapes, reporting tapes & sports anchor tapes from TV studio And much more! Back for our 12th year!
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2017 Camps & Summer Programs Newark Academy
915 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ 973-992-7000—www.newarka.edu/summer-programs
The Peck School
Morristown, NJ 973-539-8660—www.peckschool.org
PPAC’s Summer OnStage Theater Camp 19 W Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-223-9200 www.PPACNJ.com
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Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 3-5) 14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ 973-655-9819—www.smapa.org
Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 6-14) 14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ 973-655-9819 www.smapa.org
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2017 Camps & Summer Programs Spring Lake Day Camp
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Sticks N’ Kicks Lacrosse/Soccer Camps 499 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland 973-809-8070 www.sticksnkicks.com
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230 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 973-540-3231 ext. 3019—www.delbarton.org
Summer Adventure at Oak Knoll
44 Blackburn Rd, Summit, NJ 908-522-8186—www.oakknoll.org/summer
Union County College-Youth Programs 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford 908-709-7600 www.vcc.edu/noncredit
William Paterson University Youth Programs Wayne, NJ 973-720-2354—www.wpunj.edu/cpe/youthprograms
Winston School Summer on the Hill 30 East Lane, Short Hills 973-379-4114 www.winstonschool.org
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“The Girl on the Train” Screening Starring Emily Blunt & Haley Bennett. (Rated R). 112 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather the movie will be shown Wednesday, February 15 at 5:15pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.
Mask Making Workshop Children of all ages are invited to join actress and artist Ivy Omere as she leads a mask-making workshop. She incorporates singing and dancing to provide attendees with a background in African art and culture. Each child will create his/her own clay mask. 6:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
Seton Hall University Theatre: Presents “As It Is In Heaven”
Lecture/Presentation by Dr. Jo
The simple story is set in the 1830s America within a Shaker community where young women celebrate their faith through work, song and prayer. A new member disrupts the women’s routine with her ideas and visions leading to a confrontation of faith among the community. Runs through Feb. 11, 8pm and Feb. 12, 2pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
“Masters Of Illusion” Magic Show
A conversation group for individuals who are conversant and wish to improve their speaking skills. Small group setting, led y a native speaker facilitator. Please call or email to reserve space. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox mashes up your favorite pop songs – from Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to Radiohead and Guns N’ Roses—in completely different styles such as doowop, swing or ragtime that will give you a whole new appreciation of styles and sounds old and new. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Small Business Tax Workshop Join the NJ Division of Taxation for a workshop on how to register your business, the flow of income, reporting income, etc. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange. 4:30-7:30pm. Free. 973-736-0198. www.wopl.org
Local History Lecture The Caldwell Public Library continues its Local History Series with a lecture with relevance to Black History Month. Join in as local historians Bev Crifasi and Frank Gerard Godlewski present “The History of Emancipated Slaves”. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
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Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus of Core Wellness will talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Anxiety and Depression. Turn the winter blues into spring and come to this important lecture and learn more about these topics. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.
Don’t miss the NJPAC debut of this comic mastermind, whose hysterical, high-energy physical storytelling has already earned comparison with legends like Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. 7 & 9:30pm also Feb. 10, 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.
Mayhem Poets The Mayhem Poets (Mason Granger, Mikumari Caiyhe and Scottt Raven) seamlessly blend raw elements of hiphop, theater and improv comedy to tell truths that leave audiences forever changed. These spoken-word virtuosos have been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” 10am & 12:30pm also Feb. 10, 10am & 12:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.
Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. It’s the time honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Friday, February 10 Laura Nyro Tribute by The Christine Spero Group In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century, pianist, singer Christine Spero and her group take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. www.outpostintheburbs.org
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Jorge Celedon Performs
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Known as “The Prince of Vallenato,” Jorge Celedón, is a Colombian singer-songwriter who comes from a musical family. His first performance was with his uncle Daniel Celedón, the renowned vallenato singer, in his own group called Doble Poder which helped him to become a great star of vallenato by the time he was an adult. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Featuring “Selling England By The Pound”. Internationally renowned for its high quality historical recreation of early Genesis concerts, The Musical Box, the only band licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world such as the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Olympia in Paris. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. www.wellmonttheater.com
Be My Valentine Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and learn as she demonstrates how to cook these luscious Valentine dishes. Menu includes sautéed shrimp with shiitake mushrooms, lobster stuffed beef tenderloin, individual potato gratins, french green bean bundles, arugula-blood orange-pomegranate and goat cheese salad, raspberry chocolate crème brule. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Let’s Talk About Books
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Now registering for the spring session. Weekday and Saturday hours for children age 5 and up. Native-speaker, certified teachers. Please call or email for scheduling details. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or email@example.com
“The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears” Book discussion.12:45pm. The meeting is open to everybody interested, whether they have read the book or not. Book discussions are held 2nd Fri. of the month. Livingston Library, Library Program Room, 10 Robert Harp Drive., Livingston. 973-992-4600.
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Conceived by Walter Bobbie with music by Richard Rogers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and music arrangements by Fred Wells. With a cast of three women and two men, this musical revue explores the broad spectrum of romantic relationships by way of more than 30 Rogers and Hammerstein songs, classics and lesser-known discoveries alike. Runs through Feb.25. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 973667-0374. www.nutleylittletheatre.com
Saturday, February 11 Family Paint Class Indulge your inner artist in a relaxed atmosphere where you will be guided step-bystep through painting your very own masterpiece. 1011:30am. A Sip of Art, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange. 973-255-6815 www.asipofart.com
Dancing & Romancing The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.
Peter & the Wolf Musical The duck, bird, cat, wolf, hunters, Peter and his Grandfather are each represented by a specific theme and instrument, making this a wonderful introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, as well as a charming story. 2 & 3:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. (continued on page 30)
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Yoga for Adults Free and open to all. Start your day in a most relaxing way! Bring bottled water, a mat and wear comfortable clothing. 9:30am. The Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance Treat your someone special to a night of dinner and dancing for valentine’s Day. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while professionals from Arthur Murray Dance Studio perform. After dinner, it is your turn, as they facilitate instructions of popular dances. The buffet dinner includes coffee, tea and dessert. 7-11pm. Cucina Calandra, 216 Hwy., 46, Fairfield. 973-575-7720. www.cucinacalandra.com
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The Caldwell Public Library and Caldwell University will be welcoming Caren Zucker, author of In A Different Key: The Story of Autism, for an author event and book signing. The Story of Autism by Emmy Award–winning correspondent John Donvan and Peabody and Emmy Award–winning television news producer Caren Zucker offers new insight into some of the seminal moments of the past century: the rise of the disability rights movement, deinstitutionalization, the effort to mainstream those on the spectrum, breakthroughs in neuroscience and our understanding of the mind, and the birth of the neurodiversity movement. 3pm. Caldwell University Alumni Theatre, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.
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Unique University Hands— On Photography Workshop Begin the day’s photo excursion with a meet-up with Michael Downey at the Oculus. Its amazing architecture can be captured both as abstract and street photography. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will be the next stop, followed by the 100th floor of the One World Observatory. 12-4pm. For more information and/or to register visit www.uniquephoto.com. Unique Photo, 123 US 46, Fairfield. 973-337-2007
Oscar Shorts The Oscar Shorts Film Festival will feature all the 2016 Oscar-nominated Short Films in the Animated, Live Action and Documentary categories. By giving these “underdogs” of the Academy Awards an audience, the Festival helps to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of short films, and celebrate the talented individuals behind them. 10am-5:30pm. Buzz Aldrin Middle School, 173 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. www.oscarshortsmontclair.com
Murder Mystery Dinner Sip signature cocktails while you shop a wide variety of great silent auction items. Enjoy a meal of Italian favorites. Join fellow guests at your table, aka your Mafioso family, in trying to solve the mystery in this hilarious “who-done-it”. Event tickets, raffle tickets, sponsorships, and event program ads can be purchased on the event web site www.501auctions.com/jlosh. Presented by Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. 7-11pm. Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut St., Livingston. Aekm76@hotmail.com
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Ink Drawing for the Stillman & Birn Mixed Media Sketchbook Join artist Jorge Santiago for this lecture and demo class where he will be working on Stillman & Birn’s incredible papers and using Pentel Fine Art pens. Jorge will teach about the materials that will be used followed by a full hands on workshop using an assortment of full sketchbook size sheets of Stillman & Birn papers. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.
Candlelight and Conversation
MSU/Cali School of Music Concert
Join an intimate conversation about love, life, family, and business. Neffi Walker, owner of design firm Le Noir Home and Nicole, Of House of Chic LA are ready to chat about what it takes to be a woman in business, in and out of love, while building a brand. 4-8pm. Namaslay, 604 Valley Rd., Upper Montcair. www.eventbrite.com
Mansoon Kim is the featured pianist for this piano and violin recital. Part of the fourth season of Van Vleck’s collaboration with Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, these concerts welcome faculty, student and visiting artists to perform. Free but reservations are recommended. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 2pm. To Register Online: Please go to www.vanvleck.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 2.
Valentine’s Day Scholarship and Program Fundraiser DJ, prizes, good food and good time. Ronnie D.J. will be spinning all night. Presented by West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO). 8pm-12am. VFW Roseland, 52 Eisenhower Pkwy., Roseland. For information call 973-452-1650 or 973-669-5886.
Darlene Love Performs
College Women’s Club of Montclair Meeting Program presenter is Mary Lou West on “New Planetary Research”. Refreshments served. All are welcome to attend. 10am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St. Montclair. www.cwcmontclair.com
Sunday, February 12 Darlene Love’s background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Kevin Mahogany Performs With more than 10 recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and educator, Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
“NJ’s Guitar Treasure” Billy Hector Performs Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta Blues or flat-out cranking it up and crunching out the electric Blues/Rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the Blues. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Getting Past Writers Block Join the Writers Circle’s Michelle Cameron for creative and unusual prompts that help to get writing muscles pumped. West Orange Library, Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange 2-3:30pm. Free. 973-736-0198. www.wopl.org
Valentine Concert Enjoy a Valentine-themed concert of Motown featuring Rhonda Denet. 2pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636. (continued on page 32)
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Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions
The Montclair Historical Society is proud to announce their new logo and name change. They are now the Montclair History Center, a place where they deliver personal and hands-on experiences while sharing the rich history of Montclair and northern New Jersey. Family FUNday: Presidents’ Day. Where’s George Washington? Scavenger hunt in the museum to find him! 1-4pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org
Drop-In Crafts Stop by 10am and 2pm to make a fun Valentine’s Day Craft. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
“The Labeler” Production
Patti LaBelle Performs Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-8686259. www.MusicalTheatreConservatory.com
Disney’s Frozen Sing Along “Ms. Patti” is known and revered for her versatility, whether she’s belting out classic R&B renditions, pop standards or spiritual sonnets. This Grammy-winning singer is also a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbooks. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
“Sing along with the Disney movie Frozen and join Elsa and Anna who will lead the audience in the sing-a-long movie. The show entails a full screening of the movie with lyrics on screen. Dress up as a favorite character and take pictures with Elsa and Anna following the show. 1pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Two sisters, one “successful” one “ not so much,” must agree on the best way to lay their mother to rest. Fortunately, she left them some clues in the form of a podcast, downloadable on iTunes. A funny and warm play that examines what it means—and what it takes to finally say goodbye. Written by Dana Lynn Formby. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.
Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ Be memorable and increase the impact of your presentations by attending an upcoming High Impact Presentations course. Also Feb. 14. 9am-5pm. Registration required. Dale Carnegie,140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109 West Caldwell. 973-890-0909. www.northernnj.dalecarnegie.com
ESL Groups Forming Improve your English skills in a small class with individualized attention. Space is limited. Please call/ email for scheduling details. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or email@example.com
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The Lunchtime Film Series presents “Pride & Prejudice” (2005). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Winter Dinner from the Pressure Cooker Demonstration
Join talented horticulturist and writer Pam Ruch as she describes her successful step-by-step approach to planning a food garden yielding crops throughout the season. Enjoy tea and flower designs following the presentation. Presented by the Garden Club of Montclair. 1-3pm. United Way Auditorium, 60 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair.
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Temple Sholom TYKES Join chef Arlene Ward as she demonstrates the secrets of delicious pressure cooker meals. Menu includes: red lentil bacon and sage soup, gorgonzola ricotta and crispy sage risotto, lamb and white bean ragout, eight minute barbeque ribs, south western winter bread dressing, individual brown sugar custards. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
Children will learn about a Jewish holiday or subject. Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. This program is free to members and non-members and run by members. Ages 2-5. Please RSVP to reserve your spot and for our Pasta Dinner. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321. (continued on page 40)
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Private & Independent School Resource
ew Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education. Here is a sampling of local area private and independent schools along with open house dates. These open houses provide insider information and answer questions about nearly every aspect of the school. If you’re considering a private or independent school for your child, they’re well worth your time. The Children’s Corner Preschool
The Craig School
40 Freeman Street, Roseland 973-226-7300 Contact: Ms. Jamie, Head Teacher Email: msjamie@NJKids.us www.NJKids.us Age Groups: 18 months-7 years The Children’s Corner is an eclectic preschool whose mission is to nurture its students’ growth through creative learning in a loving, safe environment. The children develop a strong sense of self and independence by freely exploring and learning at their own pace, guided by the staff.
Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.craigschool.org Age Groups: Grades 2-8 Open House Dates: Presentations will begin promptly at 10:00am followed by a tour of the facility. March 14, April 4, May 9 The mission of the Craig School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledge their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and
understand the nature of learning disabilities and provide families an internal support network with the Craig community.
The Craig High School 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: email@example.com www.craigschool.org Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Open House Dates: Presentations will begin promptly at 8:30am followed by a tour of the facility. March 22, May 3 The mission of the Craig High School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging college prep program that acknowledge their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. They help parents assess their students true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities and provide families an internal support network with the Craig community.
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Estelle Finkel Center for Learning 125 W Mt Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-994-4665 Contact: Amanda Patrick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.estellefinkeltutoring.com Age Groups: Pre-K through adult Since 1984, the professional educators at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning have been providing personally tailored academic tutoring, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and diagnostic educational testing. As experts in their fields, they have helped thousands of students achieve their best whether it be scoring high on a standardized test, getting into the college of their choice, or taking the next step in graduate school.
Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills 973-379-3442 Contact: Mikki Murphy, Director of Admissions & Placement Email: email@example.com www.farbrook.org Age Groups: Nursery (age 3)-Grade 8 Discover an inspired childhood at Far Brook School, an independent, coeducational day school for 240 students. Its progressive approach builds a strong educational foundation by integrating liberal arts and sciences with creative arts. The Far Brook experience sparks curiosity and equips students with the skills and habits of mind needed for success in their lifelong learning journeys. All classrooms open to the outdoors, inviting exploration and interaction with nature. Our new Music & Arts Building and Kronthal Science & Environmental Center feature direct access to the Schoolyard Wetlands Habitat. Studentfaculty ratio is 6 to 1.
Fusion Academy + Learning Center 10 Sterling Blvd., Suite 201, Englewood 182 South Street, Suite 4, Morristown 116 Stanhope Street, Princeton Opening Soon in Montclair! 609-919-9193 Contact: Brendan Cartlidge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.FusionAcademy.com Age Groups: 6-12th grade Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. This allows them to personalize curriculum to each studentâ€™s learning style. Classes offered at: essential, college prep, and honors. 250+ Courses. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize tutoring services. (continued on page 36)
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(908) 273-0900 email@example.com Register for admission events at: www.kentplace.org
In an , girls are steeped in an environment in which learning and success are valued. They have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coed independent and public schools.
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Wednesday, April 26 6:30pm www.msdacademy.org 973-226-0660 “Case for Girls.” What do girls’ schools do best? National Coalition of Girls Schools. Web. September 2016.
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Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kentplace.org Age Groups: Preschool (co-ed); Kindergarten-Grade 12 (all girls) Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.
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Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 ext. 12 Contact: Joan Hearst Email: email@example.com www.lacordaireacademy.com Age Groups: Pre-K–8 (co-ed); Grades 9–12 (girls) Open House: Lower/Middle School Tuesday, March 14 (8:30-9:30 am) Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts, and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell NJ.
The Language Institute 175 Fairfield Avenue, 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 Contact: Phyllis Ignozza Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thelanguageinstitute.com Age Groups: Children 5 and up, Teens, College Students, Adults Quality language instruction for all ages and levels. Personalized instruction, effective methodology, highly qualified and experienced native-speaker teachers. For parents who wish to introduce children to a new language at the optimal age, students seeking enrichment or remedial tutoring or the adult with personal, business or travel goals.
Montclair Cooperative School 65 Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-783-4955 Contact: Jackie Yarmo, Director of Admissions www.montclaircoop.org Age Groups: Preschool-Grade 8; Summer Programs for Children Ages 3-14
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ST. CASSIAN SCHOOL ... planted in faith, growing in knowledge
Montclair Cooperative School is a private, progressive day school with a focus on engaging, experiential curriculum, academic rigor and teaching to the whole child. The Co-op highly values parent involvement and prides itself on its excellent teachers and strong, diverse community of families.
Morristown-Beard School 70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Upper School Admission; Meg Ahern, Director of Middle School Admission and Financial Aid Email: email@example.com www.mbs.net Age Groups: Middle School Grades 6-8; Upper School Grades 9-12 Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.
Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 Contact: Mrs. Pauline Condon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.msdacademy.org Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Join your friends as you prepare for college and for life at Mount Saint Dominic Academy, an independent Catholic college prep school for young women. Here, students from a variety of ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to realize their individual gifts and talents through the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community, and mission– the call to make the world a better place.
Come to our Open House Feb. 2nd to learn about our school… » Receiving the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award » Testing in the top 15% of schools nationwide » Offering unique curriculum that integrates the Arts and STEM » Leading technology-enabled learning from Pre-K through 8th grade » Inspiring students by our Catholic faith to meet 21st century challenges School tours: 8:30am – 11am or by appointment 190 Lorraine Ave • Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973 746-1636 • email@example.com
Musical Theatre Conservatory Convenient Livingston Location 973-868-6259 Contact: Randy Kravitz Elman Email: MusicalTheatreConservatory@gmail.com www.MusicalTheatreConservatory.com Age Groups: 7-18 Beginner to Advanced Levels (continued on page 38)
The Children’s Corner PRESCHOOL open house & summer camp sign-up
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MTC’s Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, T.V./Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Stage Make up, Hip Hop and Audition Techniques, taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. In just 3 weeks, students travel from classes to rehearsals, culminating in a costumed, B’way Cabaret! Students meet and study with agents and T.V. and Broadway actors. The Final Shows are performed in NJ and NYC–right off Broadway! The camp runs from June 26th-July 15th. Ages 7-8, Beg. To Adv. Levels. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Enroll by March 1st and Save $100!
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19 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, 2nd floor, Livingston 973-851-3843 Contact: Kathy Pucci Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.PPACNJ.com Age Groups: Boys & Girls 6 to 16 Pucci Performing Arts Centre is dedicated to bringing professional dance and theater instruction to Essex County. Its goal is to reach both eager and hesitant dancers in the community and provide a social and creative outlet as well as a uniting and integrating experience with other dancers. PPAC’s original programs and classes aim to reach clients of different backgrounds and interests and show them the joy and power of dance.
Saint Cassian School 190 Lorraine Avenue, Montclair 973-746-1636 Contact: Maria Llanes, Principal Email: email@example.com www.stcassianschool.org Age Groups: Pre-K–8th grades St. Cassian School’s mission is to help each child develop as a whole independent person: spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically through a faith-based curriculum integrating technology and the visual and performing arts. St. Cassian School maximizes each student’s potential through a challenging academic curriculum in an environment led by Catholic values. A 2016 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award, the school is committed to academic excellence emphasizing a technology and arts-infused curriculum. St. Cassian School prepares students not only to meet the challenges of the 21st century, but also be its leaders and champions.
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“Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Valentine’s Love Meditation Give yourself the precious gift of looking within and connecting with other spiritually inclined individuals. Using breathing techniques and journaling exercises, learn how to cultivate vitality and extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. 7:30-9pm. Advanced registration required. 973-857-4357. www.RoseSuzanne.com
“In the Heart of Texas” by Ginger McKnight-Chavers is a humorous commentary on the complexities of race, class, relationships, politics, popular culture, and celebrity in our current society. The Montclair Public Library, Library at 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235. www.montclairlibrary.org
Garden Discoveries: Maple Sugaring Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Age: 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver) Registration required.1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3. email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Adults from Caldwell and West Caldwell are encouraged to bake their best cookie, enter it in the “Bake Off” contest, and maybe win a prize. Cookies must be made from scratch. For an Entry Form and Contest Rules, visit either Caldwell or West Caldwell Library. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.wcplnj.org
Celiac Support Group Join Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, Clinical Coordinator at The Kogan Celiac Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, who leads this monthly group designed for sharing and exchanging ideas, recipes and tips on living a gluten-free lifestyle. Free; all ages are welcome. 6:308pm.Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7272.
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Trumpeter Chris Botti established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles together. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Teens ages 13+ get to take over the library for an evening of awesome fun. Arrive by 6:30pm the latest, then the doors lock and the fun begins. Guests will feast on pizza, play video games, watch movies, and go on an indoor scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the scavenger hunt winners. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
Young Adult Trivia Night Students in middle and high school can test their knowledge about superheroes and possibly take home prizes! 6pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
Michael Bolton Performs
Friday, February 17 Tom Segura: No Teeth No Entry Tour Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, his noted podcast, “Your Mom’s House”, which he cohosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE. Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-83-9500.
Intro to Email & Internet You must bring your own device. Age 50+.West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange 11am-12:30pm. Free. 973-736-0198. www.wopl.org
Steve Hackett Performs Former Genesis guitarist and composer Steve Hackett, a living legend of progressive rock, will perform tracks from the classic album Wind and Wuthering and other fan favorites. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
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Kids’ Craft Club Make a stained-glass look votive candle holder. Ages 8-12. 4pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
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“Grammy-winning pop and rock balladeer Michael Bolton shares a Valentine’s Week concert with R&B/soul songstress Stephanie Mills. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722. www.njpac.org
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One Hand, One Heart: One Hundred Years of Leonard Bernstein
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Four top Manhattan vocalists, backed by a four-piece band, perform “Tonight,” “Somewhere,” “New York, New York” and all the Bernstein classics. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
Getting the best capture possible is a great place to start, but you need to know how to shape light, contrast and color to bring out the full beauty of your images. In this course, Sony Artisan Joe Brady will explain how to use all of the tools in the Lightroom Develop Module to turn good images into great ones. 11am-1pm. For more information and/or to register visit www.uniquephoto.com. Unique Photo, 123 US 46, Fairfield. 973-337-2007.
How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps! Attend the Free Educational Workshop hosted by Milvidskiy Willis LLP, which covers frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding: Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, Medicaid Qualification, Estate Planning & Estate Taxes. Learn how you can protect your hard earned savings, home, retirement account, qualify for medicaid, reduce your estate taxes, preserve your legacy and protect your family. Complimentary coffee and bagels served. 10am-Noon. Also Feb 28, 5:30-7:30pm.157 NJ-10, Whippany. Reserve your seats today via www.mwelderlaw.com/workshops
Monoprinting Workshop Artist Amelia Panico shows you how to use Gelli plates to make patterns and shapes on paper or material using acrylic paints, stamps, brushes and bubble wrap. Adults. Registration required. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. W. Orange 1-3:00pm. Free. 973-736-0198. www.wopl.org
Sunday, February 19
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For 31 years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and show their prowess in trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. 1pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. And more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp-July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, Beginner-Advanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-8686259. www.MusicalTheatreConservatory.com
“Cheers” Live on Stage Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Paint Your Pet Class Learn how to transfer a photo of your pet onto a canvas and paint it. We will create the basics of shadows and highlights to bring your pet to life, all in a fun and colorful way. 12-3pm. A Sip of Art, 235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange. 973255-6815 www.asipofart. com
Eyewitness to History: The African American Experience Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person, an 1800s newspaper, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid century Jet and Ebony magazines. 1-4pm. Tours are on the hour, last tour at 3pm. The Montclair History Center, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.montclairhistory.org
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Poin the Musicians from Marlboro for a program featuring seasoned musicians and young talent as they bring guests into the intimate chamber music world of Haydn, Fauré, and Brahms. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Join, psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation that helps to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improves mood. 7:30-9pm. Advanced registration required. 973-857-4357. www.RoseSuzanne.com
In the unpredictably hilarious fashion of improvised comedy, the audience provides Improvised Shakespeare with suggestions for the title of a play that has yet to be written let alone performed out loud. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Thursday, February 23
Sal Valentinetti, the 20-something golden-voiced crooner who nearly swept Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, has won legions of fans throughout the Metropolitan area. Known as “Sal the Voice,” he follows in the footsteps of traditional entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Sunday Comics Special Guest: Buda the Comedian. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneystavern.com/music
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Presidents’ Day For Kids Get a “historic selfie” taken at the hands on program for kids. 10am-Noon. Montclair History Center, Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org
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NJSO: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire. 7:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org
Pete’s Dragon Screening
Friday, February 24 Open Book/Open Mind Series Christina Baker Kline will launch her much-anticipated new novel, “A Piece of the World.” The story is about Christina Olson, the complex woman and real-life muse Andrew Wyeth portrayed in his1948 iconic painting Christina’s World. Christina will take the audience through a slideshow related to her historical research and discuss the responsibilities of writing about a real person. A copy of he book and a tea and cookies reception are included in the ticket price. 7-9pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.
Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. 2:30pm. Livingston Library, 10 Robert H. Harp Drive., Livingston.973-992-4600 x270.
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Tuesday, February 21 “Financial Planning for a Family Member with Special Needs” Seminar Representatives from Merrill Lynch will present a seminar discussing some of the financial, social and legal issues facing parents who have a family member with a disability. Free. Registration required. 6pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.wcplnj.org.
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Fun Foods—Kids Cooking Class “Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking these fun, delicious dishes. Menu includes buffalo chicken dip, hoisin glazed wings with soy sesame vinaigrette, beef empanadas with avocado crema, fried raviolis with roasted tomato dipping sauce, giant oatmeal raisin cookies. Ages 8-12. 5-7pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
“Smooth Jazz and Cool Blues” In honor of Black History Month, renowned singersongwriter Grace Garland will present a concert fusing together jazz standards, blues, oldies and adult contemporary music. She will bring her own delicious twist of spiciness and her smoky-coated voice to popular jazz and blues songs. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.wcplnj.org
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Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Marcia Ball and The Subdudes are sure to astound and delight longtime zydeco music fans and give newcomers plenty of reasons to join this feel-good Mardi Gras Celebration. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org
Gin Blossoms Perform For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-83-9500.
A Year with Frog & Toad Musical Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical musical follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons. Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, presented by Wally Jones and Casa Mañana Theatre. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
Robert Ellis Performs Ellis’s songs set his soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills-irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. www.outpostintheburbs.org
Fertility Support Group Move, relax and share with other women who are on their journey to fertility. Ther focus will be on releasing anxiety through talk, movement, breath exercises, relaxation and meditation. Also practice fertility yoga. Facilitator will be Cate Baily, RYT-500, an experienced yoga instructor and meditation coach. 9-10:30am running for six sessions. NJ Acupuncture Wellness, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair. 973-233-1195. www.njfertilityacupuncture.com
Sunday, February 26
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This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property. 1-3pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org
Praised as “alarmingly gifted” by Classical Review, Kirill Gerstein scales the towering peak of the “Rach 2,” one of the most loved concertos in the repertoire. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts.org
Brain Candy Live! Adam Savage, television’s beloved MythBuster, joins forces with YouTube Vsauce sensation Michael Stevens for this mind-blowing, interactive theatrical experience that features more than three tons of their crazy toys and incredible tools. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org
“Tall Tales of American Heroes Program” Musical storyteller Richard Stillman & nationally acclaimed storyteller Gerald Fierst, will present a program of American tall tales and stories. In between tales there are songs on the banjo, guitar and mandolin. Reservation recommended. 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-7444752 ext. 2. email@example.com
Paul Meyers’ “North Meets South” Concert The band, World on a String’s bassist Leo Traversa and drummer Vanderlei Pereira, will join Meyers. The trio will become a quartet with the addition of tenor saxophonist Mike Lee. The concert will demonstrate the marriage of jazz with Brazilian/Latin music, a genre closely identified with Meyers. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.
Monday, February 27 Young Scientist Learn all about volcanoes. New Monthly Series for kids 5 & under. 4pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.
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Sponsored by the Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association to benefit The Burn Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center. A culinary extravaganza—experience the tastes and flavors of more than 40 of New Jersey’s finest restaurants, caterers and dessert shops all in one location. In addition, NJ firefighters compete in the Ultimate Fire Department Cook-off. 6-9pm. Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison. 732-499-9250. www.njfmba.org
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West Orange Rotary’s “Taste of the World” Sample the Finest Restaurants, all in one place. Appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine, beer, spirits as well as raffle prizes including gift certificates, and live entertainment. All proceeds to benefit Rotary based projects and civic needs, locally and internationally: College Scholarships, Heart Surgery for Children, Special Needs Camps, Polio Plus and Much More. 6-9pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-2438860. www.westorangerotary.org
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Tuesday, February 28 Release Negative Family Karma Seminar This seminar will address the painful karma of family relationships. Using journaling exercises, guided meditation and personal sharing, learn how to release the family shadows of abuse, addiction, violence, poverty, illness, abandonment, and betrayal. 7:30-9pm. Advanced registration required. 973-857-4357. www.rosesuzanne.com
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or Dr. Joseph DalBon, quality is more important than quantity. He explains, “We are a smaller, family-oriented practice. We don’t try to cram in as many patients as possible like many insurance-driven practices do. We see fewer patients, but spend a lot more time with each one.” These patients are often the children or grandchildren of patients he saw (and continues to see) decades ago. Their loyalty is inspired in part by Dr. DalBon’s attitude toward his patients: “The most important thing about this practice is how we treat people. We truly treat our patients like family”. The staff includes two dental hygienists, a dental assistant and an ofﬁce manager. In addition, Dr. DalBon works with a medical anesthesiologist, who comes in when needed. He explains, “Around 15-20% of my patients are severely dentist-phobic, so I work with an anesthesiologist who delivers conscious sedation. Having a specialist monitor the sedation means that I can concentrate on the dental procedure I’m doing. It also means a much safer procedure for the patient. Dr. DalBon is also one of the most skilled and experienced laser dentists in New Jersey. Dr. DalBon uses lasers to restore cavities without having to give a numbing injection or a drill. He states
he also uses lasers for gentle gum treatment, root canals and oral surgery. In fact, he has a special laser that can detect cavities at their earliest stage. Dr.DalBon says “the days of gagging on a dental impression are over.” He has a digital scanner which eliminates the dreaded, goopy impression. He says, “We simply take a digital image of your teeth and upload it to our lab. This image is used to fabricate a regular or implant crown, mouth guard, invisalign aligners and much more. Reﬂecting on his dental practice, Dr. DalBon says, “It’s pretty cool to have that family history with my patients—kids I treated in the past are still coming, but now they’re grown-up and bringing in their own kids as well.”
New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry Joseph M. DalBon, DMD 1019 Bloomﬁeld Ave., Suite 1A and 1B, West Caldwell 973-244-2424 | www.drdalbon.com
February Is HEART Month
he goal of heart month is to raise awareness of heart disease, including the symptoms, the toll it takes, and how to prevent it. Heart disease was traditionally thought, even in the medical community, to be an older man’s disease, but that’s no longer the case. It impacts everyone, even young people. This, often silent disease, kills someone every minute of everyday. What can you do to help fight this disease?
Become a First Responder Become trained in CPR and learn how to recognize the signs of someone in cardiac distress. See the new guidelines for CPR and learn how to certify your employees. • Know where the AED is located at your worksite and learn how to use it. • Ask about the proper procedure for calling 911 from your office building.
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Know if you are at a higher risk for developing heart disease, and although you cannot change heredity risk factors, change the lifestyle factors you do have control over. You are at a higher risk for heart disease and heart attack if you are/have: • African American, Mexican American, Hawaiian, Native American, or Asian American • Over the age of 65 • Male
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Most individuals think that this means just sitting in front of the TV at night, but that is not the case–it is any extended sitting. Therefore, sitting at your desk all day can be very harmful. What’s even more astonishing is the fact that spending a few hours a week at the gym does not seem to significantly reduce the risk of these health concerns. The solution is plain and simple: less sitting and more moving overall. Below you will find some tips on how you can decrease your sitting time. 1. Take the stairs instead of elevators, whenever you can.
5. Try a stand up desk. Or improvise with a high table or counter.
2. Minimize inter-office emails. Walk down the hall to deliver a message in person.
6. If possible, position your work surface above a treadmill.
3. Wear a hand-free headset set when using the telephone. This will give you the opportunity to stand up and talk or even walk and talk.
7. Incorporate an “instant recess” at your workplace. For example, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day have employees get up and move for five minutes.
4. Take frequent walking breaks. When 8. The impact of movement can be suitable, try a walking meeting. great. You will burn more calories which will lead to weight loss and increased energy. —Health News from HAP
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Trending NOW Hair Trends for Spring By Deborah Schapiro
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omen don’t always think about their hair as a component of their wardrobe. Like any accessory, though, it can always be updated. Here, Artistic Designer Graziella Rifino of Shag86 salon in Little Falls discusses the latest trends in hair. One major trend concerns color. Rifino says, “Bright colors are very popular and will continue to be, especially rose gold. There are so many shades of both rose and gold that this look can work for any hair color.”
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Another continuing trend is straight, sleek hair. According to Rifino, “Women are still asking for a very straight, flattened look. They also want their hair to look good in a ponytail, which is also very trendy now.” She adds that a popular option for women with medium-length hair (a little bit below the collarbone) is the lob, or long bob.
For women with curly hair, bangs are definitely on trend. Rifino notes that these are not traditional bangs but layered curls on one side of the face, almost like fringe.
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A final spring trend is the deep side part. Rifino says, “Women of all hair colors, textures and lengths like this look because it creates volume on one side. Brides especially like it because it gives the feel of old Hollywood glamour.” Shag86 86 Main Street, Little Falls | 973-837-0086 | www.shag86.com
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old winter weather often leads to dry, chapped and totally unfishable lips. Prep your pucker using these tips: • Exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush. Make sure to wet your mouth and the bristles first, then gently brush in a circular motion. This should take off the excess skin and leave lips soft and smooth. A warm, wet washcloth can also do the trick. • Avoid licking your lips—this only aggravates the problem. Saliva evaporates quickly; leaving lips drier than before. Instead, keep them moisturized with a good lip balm. • Before bed, apply a layer of petroleum jelly or a hydrating lip balm; this will keep lips moisturized throughout the night.
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ant to feel better without spending money or even leaving your house? Laugh! According to the Mayo Clinic, a hearty laugh can make a positive impact on your life. Laughter immediately improves health by stimulating your organs, increasing you amount of endorphins, and quickly raising and lower your stress level, leaving you relaxed. Longterm effects include a decrease in stress and the release of neuropeptides, which may fight serious diseases. Laughter can also help your mind and body deal with mental and physical pain. Skip the drama for a fee-good comedy, and enjoy the benefits.
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Day Spa. Providing stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Shop tor treasures and elegant gifts. Visit the spa to rejuvenate you during stressful times. We are all about wellbeing.
A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-4289 www.ATouchOfWellbeingNJ.com A full service spa offering a variety of massages, manicures, facials, detoxification treatments and other services meant to make their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered. The tranquil and serene atmosphere aids in client’s relaxation.
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Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions. Insurance accepted.
Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506 www.balancedbodyacupuncture.com
Committed to providing you with the very best and most up-to-date Allergy and Immunology therapy available. We provide this care in a timely manner and guarantee a same day appointment if necessary.
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Dentist – Group Practice. The Silverstrom Group is far from your ordinary dental practice. From the moment you set foot in their contemporary spa-like office, a group of friendly, highly trained professionals who truly care about you and your smile will be at your service. They welcome you to take a moment to meet their spectacular team.
The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990 www.ReadyToSmile.com
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From digital xrays, to CAD/CAM one day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that Dr. Feldman doesn’t offer to make your dental treatment as comfortable, successful and cosmetic as possible.
Chiropractor. Dr. Buccino focuses on sports injuries, combining soft tissue techniques, rehab exercises, physiotherapy modalities, functional and therapeutic taping along with traditional chiropractic adjustments. She treats both athletes and non-athletes by addressing injured joints and muscles in a timely manner to get you back into play.
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Comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile.
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This hands-on team offers Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Techniques to help with a range of issues from neck and back pain to ADHD and chronic degenerative problems.
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If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. Dr. Bonnie L. Barnnhart can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more. Offering flexible hours.
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Radiance Medical Spa offers a comprehensive list of non-invasive and holistic therapies including skincare and therapeutic medical treatments, which aim to help patients treat skin issues.
Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231
Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. They strive for excellence in all that they do— from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face.
Block & Zuckerman Opticians 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647 www.BZOpticians.com
Orthopedic. Specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and their associated pain. The practice includes highly trained orthopedic doctors and surgeons specializing in spine, hip, knee, neck & shoulders, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist as well as sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement, and physical therapy.
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Personal Trainer. SlowBurn’s certified personal trainers specialize in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method so potent that you will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance without traditional aerobics or stretching. They guarantee it.
SlowBurn Personal Training Studios 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013 www.SlowBurnPersonalTraining.com
Physical Therapy. At Optimum Recovery Rehab, they appreciate the vitality and quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. They understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so they will do their best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.
Optimum Recovery Rehab 743 Northfield Avenue, 1st Fl, Suite 2, West Orange 973-669-8300 | www.optimumrecoveryrehab.com
Plastic Surgeon. At the Plastic Surgery Group, the talented board-certified plastic surgeons—Drs. Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza and Barry S. Citron—offer breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation plastic surgery to help their patients look and feel their best.
The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933 www.plasticsurgerygroupnewjersey.com
Reflexology. Reflexology is an art and a science. A Tranquil Journey offers relaxation, balancing, and strengthening experiences.
A Tranquil Journey 155 E Main Street, Little Falls | 973-812-7916 atranquiljourney.info
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Tristan Tevrow of Highlawn Pavilion
By Dan Epstein Photos by Dan Epstein
t is unlikely that there is anyone in suburban Essex County who does not know about Highlawn Pavilion. What they might not know is that there is a new Chef de Cuisine in the kitchen—Tristan Tevrow. While a modest beginning filleting fish in the Fulton Market got his career started, he soon found himself at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City. While pursuing the basics of a culinary education there, he worked an entry level position which, coincidentally, was his first time at the Highlawn Pavilion. After graduating from ICE he secured a position in the kitchen of the Café Grey in NYC. It was there that Tevrow had a kind of culinary epiphany, learning about how we can experience different taste sensations such as sweet and salty at the same time, and how they react with each other to create an amazing sensation. In 2010, Tevrow found himself back in New Jersey, and back at Highlawn Pavilion, working as a daytime sous-chef to Mitchell Altholz. In September 2016, Tevrow took over as the Chef de Cuisine of this venerable dining institution, at which time he began to re-invent much of the menu into his own style. I asked if he had any advice for the enthusiastic home cook and without hesitation he replied, “Try different things. Don’t be afraid of seasonings. When experimenting we all sometimes use too much salt, or burn something. Keep trying new things…and keep at it!” Chef Tevrow himself will be keeping at it, and that is good news for folks who find themselves at a Highlawn Pavilion dining table. Chef Tevrow has graciously shared the how-to of a current innovative menu item, Bourbon Mustard Brined Pork Tenderloin, with the readers of Suburban Essex.
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Bourbon Mustard Brined Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Cheddar Grits, Tangy Pears and a Maple-Whiskey Reduction Courtesey of Tristan Tevrow
Bourbon Mustard Brine
Creamy Cheddar Grits
1 pork tenderloin 1 cup bourbon ¼ cup salt ½ c Dijon mustard 4 tsp. paprika ½ cup honey
2 cups cream 2 cups chicken broth 4 cups instant grits 1 tbsp. butter 1 ½ oz. cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 tbsp chives (chopped) salt & pepper
1 pear (cut in ¼" x 1" strips) 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp. lime juice ½ tsp. sriracha
While pork is in the oven, bring cream and chicken broth to a boil. Whisk in instant grits and reduce to a simmer. Cook covered for 5 minutes. Stir in butter, shredded cheddar cheese and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Maple Whiskey Reduction
Place clean pork tenderloin in brine for 12-24 hours. Remove tenderloin from brine. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Heat pan with 1 ounce of grapeseed (or other neutral) oil. Sear all sides of pork, being careful not to burn (due to the honey in the brine). Place pork in a 400°F oven until the internal temperature reaches 160°F—approximately 15 minutes.
Mix all ingredients and seal tight in a resealable plastic “Ziploc” bag for 2 hours.
2 oz. maple whiskey 3 oz. chicken stock 2 oz. unsalted butter Flambé maple whiskey. When alcohol is cooked out, add chicken stock. Reduce to a sauce consistency. Whisk in butter. Serves 2
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Restaurant GUIDE CALDWELL il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-8889 | www.calandraitalianvillage.com iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO
Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP
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OCHA Restaurant 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-8856 | www.ochanj.com OCHA Restaurant has reopened after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.
CEDAR GROVE Kyoto Sushi III 577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-239-8880 cedargrovekyoto.com Providing customers with high quality sushi, sashimi, and good services. The restaurant is a peaceful and pleasant place to dine in.
275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | www. EastHanoverDiner.com Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, we do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO
Flying Meatballs 10 NJ-10, East Hanover | 973-8848600 www.flyingmeatballsmarket.com At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.
FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra
Local Delivery Service • Weekly Dinner Specials Reservations Strongly Recommended on Weekends
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.
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216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking in a dining room reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck wood-burning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.
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LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www. aquilaforno. com The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizza are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD
Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls | 973-2566699 www.RareSTK.com Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN
Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston 973-994-1915 www.livingstonbagel.com Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, homecooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D
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Strip House 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave | The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 | www. StripHouseNewJersey.com With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak house.
VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel
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Thavma Mediterranean Grill
Boon Thai Kitchen 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 www.boonthaikitchen.com Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD
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 for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, H, MCC, TO (continued on page 64)
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673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848 Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods
Handcrafted bakery items and breads
Imported Italian Specialty Items
Proudly Offering Healthy Meal Prep Services
Passionate About Pizza At Aquila, we passionately pursue the age-old craft of baking hand-shaped pizza in a wood burning oven.
Aquila Pizza Al Forno 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050 | www.aquilaforno.com
110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu
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TS Ma Chinese Cuisine
399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-2110 | www.spiceii.net Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with a fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD
Continental Cuisine • Daily Specials BYOB • Full Gluten-Free Menu
400 Minnisink Road, Totowa
54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252 www.tinyelephantmontclair.com This cozy café shares space with Watchung Booksellers. Tiny Elephant offers healthy and fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch menus and is now open weeknights for an early dinner. They are well known for their wonderful boutique bakery items and also offer complete catering services. Check their website for information about cooking classes and birthday parties. BYO, OD, SP, TO, MN,
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. Seven-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
Turtle + The Wolf 622 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-783-9800 | www.turtleandthewolf.com Serving fresh, locally-sourced American food with a global influence. Menu updated regularly. Call for reservations. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $EXP
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RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking
VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available
Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.
VERONA Verona Inn 624 Bloomfield Avenue, 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 details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, HalfOff Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP
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. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN
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The Manor 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP,
• Gluten Free Dishes Offered
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199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:30AM-10:30PM
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The Essex House 525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2222 www.essexhousenj.com Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO
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
SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 | www.suzyques.com This full service restaurant and bar uses a unique blend of southern BBQ that creates their own special delicacies. Using only the finest premium meats, slow smoked in state-of-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs made from scratch.
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Serving Dinner Everyday from 5pm Reservations Highly Recommended Lunch—Weekdays 11am-2:30pm
18 E. MT. PLEASANT AVE, LIVINGSTON | 973-992-8911
A truly unique dining destination & host to unforgettable special events. Creative dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients from our own farm. LUNCH
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Monday - Friday we offer Happy Hour from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM. all items from our bar menu and all mixed drinks, beers, and glasses of wine are half price. On Monday nights, Happy Hour is extended until closing.
Reverse Happy Hour
On Friday and Saturday evenings from 9PM- closing, all items from our bar menu and all mixed drinks, beers, and glasses of wine are half price. *Kitchen stops service at 11PM, but the bar remains open for beer, wine and cocktails!
Every Tuesday, most of our fresh, homemade pasta dishes and bottles of Calandra wine are offered at half price!
Join us for Trivia Thursdays at La Taverna Bar & Lounge from 7 - 9 PM every Thursday! Not only are all draft pitchers 1/2 price during Trivia Night, youâ€™ll have the chance to win some great prizes!
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IL VECCHIO CAFE Private dining available for any size party!
Call us to make a reservation at (973) 226-8889. 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006 calandras.net | ilvecchiocafe.com
20% OFF ENTIRE ORDER at il Vecchio Cafe & La Taverna Valid February 6, 2017 - April 6, 2017 Limit one coupon per table, per day. Must be presented in paper form. Maximum discount $200.00. Cannot be used on parties of 10 or more. A credit card must be used in combination with this coupon; no cash will be accepted. Cannot be combined with Groupon. Double-dipping allowed. Cannot be used on future orders or gift card purchases. Not valid on special events. Not valid on February 14th, 2017.
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Auto Repair/Body Shop.
Part Street Auto Service & Repair offers complete engine repair, tune ups, oil changes, brake service, shocks, struts, heat & AC service and more on all makes and models. NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility.
A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.
Park Street Auto
18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888 www.parkstreetauto.net
Montclair | 973-783-5788 www.customdesignednj.com
Family-owned and operated, Ike’s uses the finest ingredients in their hand rolled and settled boiled bagels and delicious cream cheeses. The shop also features a wide selection of premier Boar’s Head brand deli meats.
Ike’s Bagel Cafe Village Plaza, 277 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston | 973-369-7528 www.ikesbagelcafe.org
Kiddie Academy 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 www.kiddieacademy.com
Children’s Classes. Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles with each child receiving lots of individual attention. Every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production
Essex Youth Theater In Residence at The Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303 www.EssexYouthTheater.com
Kiddie Academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Those are the key elements of their Life Essentials® educational philosophy. Their programs deliver a developmentally appropriate experience for your child including hands-on activities, parent involvement, school preparation and character education.
Florist. Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.
Brookside Garden Center & Florist 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655 www.brooksidegcandflorist.com
Gifts. Whether the occasion is joy at a new arrival, pride at a graduation, christening, communion or Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, or love for a birthday or anniversary, HandCrafter’s talented artists can hand-paint a gift that will be treasured.
HandCrafters 45 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-6270 | www.handcrafters.com
Landscaping. K. Macken Landscaping offers complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction by a fully insured company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Plus, their locally owned and operated company always gives the most competitive prices.
K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 www.kmackenlandscaping.com
HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair for residential and commercial customers. They use only the best HVAC products and generators on the market, and employ the best customer service support staff and heating and cooling equipment installers and technicians.
Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.
Bloomfield Cooling & Heating
Martin O’Boyle Landscaping
127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 www.BloomfieldCooling.com
Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.
Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 | www.supremeenergyinc.com
Home Cleaning. European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.
European Touch Cleaners, LLC Tel: 973-736-1935 | www.etouchcleaners.com
Interior Design. Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.
Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484 www.CreativeWorksNJ.com
Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.
Richard Bailey Interiors Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106 www.richardbaileyinteriors.com
Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations.
551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820 www.oboylelandscaping.net
Music Instruction. Their diverse and qualified staff of instructors offer lessons in all instruments and styles—for students of all ages and levels of skill—in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Andy’s Family Music Center 77 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-716-0400 www.andysfamilymusiccenter.com
Painter. “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.
Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 www.WilbersPainting.com
Pet Day Care/Boarding. K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.
K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 www.k9resorts.com
Specialized Home Services. Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time
Montclair Handyman Montclair 973-746-1002 www.montclairhandyman.com
Boyette Kitchen & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020 www.boyettekitchens.com
Traits That Make Great Leaders
hen Jay Winik wrote his book, April 1865: The Month That Saved America, he was writing about the last month of the Civil War. He knew he would be retelling certain events that led to the Union victory, that he would have to do a lot of historical research, and that he had a compelling story to tell. What he didn’t realize was that he would also find out a lot about what makes some people good at being leaders. “What I discovered is this most common trait among great leaders: they can repeatedly suffer failure and be undaunted by it. They adhere to their vision, and they just keep plugging away. Men who go on to do great things in history often do them against great odds. You see it in Lincoln, you see it in Grant, you see it in Robert E. Lee. “At the end of the book, I included a panorama of what America would become in the 50 years following the Civil War. Looking at the people who went on to shape the country’s destiny, I was shocked by what I found. In 1865, most of these people were failures. “For instance, Thomas Edison had just been fired from his fifth job and was working in a telegraph office. Henry Ford’s father told him, “You are a tinkerer and you will never amount to anything.” But these men had
the drive to keep going despite repeated failure. The lesson: just when you think things cannot get worse, keep going—and you can make them better.” Great leaders surround themselves with success. They create a very strong environment where they live and work, and are focused on keeping things around that elevate their success. They also surround themselves with other successful people, share ideas with others in their industry and welcome input from their peers and colleagues. Leaders also have a passion for what they do. Passion means having a deep love, respect, and commitment for what you do personally and professionally. Some people find their passion very early in life; others wander until they discover their life’s work. And leaders are bone honest. They say what they mean and mean what they say. Jimmy Johnson, a former Dallas Cowboys coach, believes that this is the way to motivate people. Each year, during training camp, he encourages nervous, anxious rookies. At the end of the day, he’ll tell each one about the good things they did that day and say, “We think you can play here. We like you.” And he means it. Says Johnson, “Sincerity is the most important part of the positive treatment. The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his
people is one who pretends to care.”
Leaders maintain a sense of humor, too. Humor breaks down barriers. I was conducting a seminar recently for a Fortune 500 company, and before the seminars began, the CEO took part in a skit in which he made fun of himself. He took a risk doing this, as it might have made him appear foolish. But, it had the opposite effect. It took him out of the CEO mold and made him human—and as a real, approachable person, it transformed employee feelings toward him. Great leaders don’t necessarily have a great sense of humor—but they know when a little levity can ease a tense situation and make everyone feel a bit more comfortable. They are constantly learning. Leaders are readers. They read about their industry, current events, history, and biographies of men and women who are accomplished. They learn by taking action. Nothing teaches better than experience, and great leaders are constantly open to new experiences and exploring new interests. They learn new skills for business and for pleasure and practice the fundamentals of their business so that once learned, they have a skill for life.
Barry Farber is a radio and television host with expertise in sales and marketing topics, as well as a marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He’s the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at www.makemypen.com. Learn more about this author at www.BarryFarber.com
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Come participate in the many recreational opportunities available for people of all ages as you enjoy the Essex County experience. You can learn about nature and animals through exciting hands-on activities while visiting Essex County Turtle Back Zoo or our Environmental Center. Youngsters will have a fun-filled adventure when they attend one of our affordable camps at either facility. For a great physical challenge, hit the ice at Codey Arena. Every day brings something new in Essex! JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northﬁeld Avenue, West Orange 973-731-5800 Enjoy your break from school and plan to get wild at the Zoo! Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is excited to offer a week-long Spring Break Mini-Camp from Monday April 10th to Friday, April 14th. Enroll for one day or attend all week. Learn more and register online at www.turtlebackzoo.com/zoo-camp/. It’s never too early to think of summer! Online registration for Zoo Summer Camp is open to Zoological Society members on March 18, 2017. Registration for general public will open two weeks later. Summer camps are for children entering kindergarten and grades 1-8. Campers will be introduced to the extraordinary world of animals, nature, and science. Children will enjoy age-appropriate themed camps that include hands-on scientiﬁc inquiry, teacher-led lessons, behind-the-scenes experiences, up-close animal encounters, and fun crafts and activities. Learn more and register online at www.turtlebackzoo.com/zoo-camp/.
Essex County Codey Arena 560 Northﬁeld Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3828 Learn to Skate Group Lessons Registration opens: Tuesday February 21, 2017 Classes start the week of Tuesday March 21, 2017 and last eight weeks Sessions are offered once a week: Tuesday at 4:30pm, Friday at 4:30pm or Saturday at 11:15am. All classes are 30 minutes long followed with free admission to a public skating session for those enrolled in the classes. Cost is $140. There is an additional $15 USFS fee for new registrations.
Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland • 973-228-8776 Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Nature Explorers Summer Camp
Tuesday, April 11; Wednesday, April 12; Thursday, April 13 12:30pm to 4:30pm
July 10 to July 21, Grades Pre K and Kindergarten, 12:30pm to 3:30pm July 24 to August 4, Grades 1 and 2, 12:30pm to 4:30pm August 7 to August 18, Grades 3 and 4, 12:30pm to 4:30pm
For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature at the Essex County Environmental Center with an experienced educator/naturalist. For details, call the Center at 973-228-8776. Advance registration and payment are required. Cost is $125 per child for all 3 days OR $50 per child per day.
Explore woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. Call the Center at 973-228-8776 for details. Advance registration is required. Cost is $160 per child/per week for Pre K and K; $180 per child/per week for Grades 1 and 2; $200 per child/per week for Grades 3 and 4.
See a complete list of events at: www.essexcountynj.org
Putting Essex County First
The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the ﬁrst county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, ﬁve reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Essex County Parks System. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.
You Love Their Smile Help keep their smiles healthy & beautiful! We can help make it last a lifetime. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Call to set up appointments for your whole family today!
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