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What is Your Go-to Movie for a Cold Winter’s Night?

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Probably White Christmas, because I like winter, and I like the snow—the whole premise.


The Searchers with John Wayne. I not only like John Wayne, it was a great story!

—Charlotte Gorun, Clifton

—Ken Borino, Roseland


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Home Alone 3 because of the whole aspect of the movie! It takes place at Christmas and it looks so cold. —Brian Kerr, West Orange


The Shawshank Redemption. I love that movie, I always loved that movie! —Robert Balchune, North Arlington

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Something that stars Liam Neeson. They are well written, he’s a good actor and I am one of the few people around who knows that Liam means William in Gaelic.

I think I would like to watch classic movies, whether it’s a family movie or a romantic comedy. —Cindy Soto, Bloomfield

—Mario Romano, Verona

The Godfather, of course, because I’m Italian! —Luigi Della Pia, Verona

I would have to say A Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s just that type of movie you can watch between fall and winter. —Alexandra Perrello, Verona

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46 Health, Wellness, Fitness

What is Your Go-to Movie for a Cold Winter’s Night?

46 Simple Tips for Managing Everyday Pain

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49 IV and IM Therapies: Big Boosts to Better Health, Appearance and Performance

Happenings and News Around the Area

50 Reduce Suffering from the Flu This Season 52 Green Hill Rehabilitation and Restorative Care in Unique Green House® Homes

10 Calendar of Events

53 A Golden Experience—Livingston’s Goldfish Swim School Offers a Personal Approach to Swim Instruction

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20 Local Gift Guide

54 Minimally Invasive Procedures Along with New Technology Help Achieve Better Outcomes for Dental Implants

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22 Summer Camp Section

56 Suburban Essex Health, Wellness and Beauty Resource Directory

22 What’s The Magic of Camp? 24 Camp & Summer Program Chart

58 Restaurant Guide

34 Education Resources & Open Houses

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hen going out to eat, there is nothing better than ordering freshly prepared food from a creative and flavor-filled menu. At Roberts Scratch Kitchen in Totowa, you can expect fresh, homemade meals every time you walk through the door. As their name indicates, everything is made from scratch. The restaurant is unique in that food ingredients are purchased daily and their kitchen does not even have a freezer. The made from scratch menus at Roberts Scratch Kitchen change seasonally throughout the year, and they offer daily specials. In addition, their entire menu can be prepared gluten free and can be individually prepared for patrons with allergies— everyone can enjoy their tasty options. Roberts Scratch Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, and can accommodate for a private party. Stop in on Wednesday and Friday nights for acoustic entertainment!

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Rainbows Program Gives Hope to Children


ainbows, a children’s peer support group that helps children ages five to twelve years old through painful transitions, is one of the many programs offered at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women (NCJW). “Children often do not have language for their feelings of sadness, loss, or fear,” explains Ruth Cohen, Clinical Consultant for Rainbows.

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“Recovering from a loss is never easy, especially if you are 10 years old,” explains Melissa Taylor, now 25, who recalls her experience with the program, after her father’s tragic death. Inspired by her experience at Rainbows, Taylor decided she wanted to help others who have suffered a loss. With help of the another NCJW program—The Career Counseling Services, she currently is a support group facilitator at a local school, and works as an assistant support teacher. “The aim of Rainbows is to implant in children a belief in their own goodness and that each change in life is an opportunity for a new beginning,” explains Jill Kapleau, Center for Women Coordinator.

Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex County for Women | 973-994-4994 | email Correction: In the Winter issue of Suburban Essex, the Best of Essex section had a few typos: Amanti Vino was the Gold Medal winner for Best Wine and Spirts. Jersey Spirits Distilling Company was the Gold Medal for Best Distillery. In the Best Interior Design category the bronze winner Decorating Den-Paula Markman’s town was listed incorrectly, she is located in Roseland. 8

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oing to the dentist can be a stressful experience for anyone, no matter how old you are. At Scheier Dental, located in Millburn, Dr. Scheier, Dr. Shapiro, and the entire team have made it their priority to foster an environment where patients feel at ease— no matter the procedure.

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he Spring 2018 North Jersey Woman Expo will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This extraordinary event is now accepting vendors and sponsor reservations. The event allows vendors to sell products, generate leads, interact and engage with hundreds of attendees. Limited space is available. Call 973-276-1688 to reserve your space or visit for more information.

The Game Never Ends at Extra Innings

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linics, training, instruction, equipment… Extra Innings Hanover is your one stop for everything baseball and softball. The training facility fulfills the needs of players of all ages and abilities through their wide variety of offerings. With over 16,200 square feet of training area and nine indoor hitting and pitching tunnels, Extra Innings is able to offer professional instruction, clinics, and even Little League training.


third location in Essex County will be now be offering electric car charging stations. This past November, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the opening of electric car charging stations at the Essex County Department of Public Works Building in Verona. The stations will be for public use, and are part of the County Executive’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly transportation alternatives. In addition, the stations fulfill a growing need, as electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the area.

At Extra Innings, clinics are held throughout the year to help players aged five through eighteen fine-tune their skills; private and group lessons are also offered. Little League teams can even rent out space to train, with the ability to run various drills in one area. Players can even find equipment at Extra Innings–their shop features baseball and softball goods, including gloves, bats, and bags, at the best possible prices. All of your baseball and softball needs will be fulfilled at Extra Innings Hanover. Train, improve your skills, shop, and have fun playing the sport you love. Learn more at

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Experience all the artistry of India’s movie industry with Bollywood Boulevard, a spectacular fusion of live music, dance and multimedia imagery that leads audiences on a journey through Hindi cinema–from black-and-white classics and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the colorful, foot-stomping blockbusters of today. 3 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Calendar of Events FEBRUARY 2018 Exhibits Art Exhibition The Arts Council of Livingston is delighted to announce an exhibit of “the works of Joan Speare.” A native New Englander, Joan relocated to Charlotte, NC, to avoid the winters. While in North Carolina, Joan fulfilled a promise to herself to take up painting when she retired. Several of her oils have been shown in juried shows around Charlotte, NC. Ms. Speare moved to Livingston to be near her daughter and family where she joined the Livingston Art Association as well as the Arts Council of Livingston, becoming its Vice President of Visual Arts. Runs thru Feb. 26. Livingston Municipal Gallery, Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-992-5000.

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“INVASION,” new collages by Lisa Suss, comments humorously on the multitude of wild birds and animals that appear unexpectedly yet persistently around her home in what she always assumed was the heart of the suburbs. “MIND’S EYE,” a new series of paintings by Carol Black-Lemon, is inspired by the earth’s energy and its majestic sky. Runs thru Feb. 11. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-325-0151.

Andrea Grillo’s mixed media work and Jennifer Malone’s oil paintings share a narrative element in their art, including some expressive portraiture. The artists’ gallery reception will be Feb. 11 from 3-5pm. Runs thru March 9. Refreshments will be served. Peg Williams Gallery, Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, 23 Main St., Madison. 973-845-6086.

African American Art Exhibit Mega Model Trains Exhibit An intricate model train set that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral scene, equipped with a waterfall, planetarium, and even a sasquatch. Runs thru March 4. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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This exciting exhibit is NJ’s largest exhibition of African American art and will feature works by 27 outstanding artists from throughout the country. South Carolina native Leroy Campbell will be the featured artist this year. Runs thru March 21. MorrisArts, Atrium Gallery, 14 Maple Ave., Suite 301, Morristown. 973-285-5115 ext. 10.

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Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist The Museum will be the final stop of the national tour of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Feb. 3 thru June 17. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

“Vantage Point: Mirror Mirror” Exhibit A wine and cheese event including a tour and discussion of the exhibition “Mirror Mirror.” Paul Robeson Galleries staff will speak informally from their own artistic, curatorial, and/or personal perspectives in relation to works in the show. 5:30-8pm. Paul Robeson Galleries, 54 Halsey St., Newark. 848-445-0506.

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Walter Bauman Jewelers is a New Jerseybased, family-owned business that aims to provide high-quality jewelry at the best price, making it the jeweler you can trust. Visit the West Orange store and view the jewelry selection included in the February sales. Feb. 1-17: Velentine’s sale - $10 off $100 purchase, $100 off $500 purchase, and 20% off instore Gabriel & Co. selections. Walter Bauman Jewelers, 643 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-731-3155.

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Free Posture Screenings Good posture is an important yet often overlooked key to good health. With proper posture, you age better, move better and have more energy. Poor posture, on the other hand, can cause many symptoms, such as headaches, neck tightness, back pain, numbness and tingling, to name a few. NJ Spine & Joint, a multi-specialty wellness center providing chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, pain management and medical care offering free Digital Posture Screenings. Through February 15. NJ Spine & Joint, 870 Pompton Ave., Canfield Office Park Suite A-1, Cedar Grove. 973-433-0889.

“Razorhurst” Musical In 1929, the streets of Sydney, Australia ran with blood as a pair of notorious crime bosses led their rival empires to war. The twist? These two crime bosses were women. Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine spent years battling for control of the C booze, drug, and prostitution trades. This new musical traces their historical reign as queens of their domains, and asks if they were truly evil ladies–or just M enterprising women ahead of their time. Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley, music Y by Andy Peterson. Thurs. 7:30pm, Fri., 8pm, Sat., 8pm, Sun., 3pm. Luna Stage Company, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551. CM MY

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February programs are Parkinson’s Disease Research: The Road Ahead and Caring for Aging Loved Ones. Free for NCJW members. Call for dates andCMY times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, K Livingston. 973-994-4994.

“The Big Questions” Session Michael Levi from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest will lead a discussion diving into the core of the hottest topics in Israel. Discuss civil marriage, explore who is a Jew and learn about the Women of the Walll. 7pm. The program is free and open to all; to register in advance, go to the online calendar at For more information about the program, contact Levi at Temple Sharey TefiloIsrael, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. (continued on page 12)

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First Steps Workshop Gather with caregivers and babies to share the experiences of this remarkable phase of care giving, where you will get to know your new baby and your transition into motherhood. Ages 0-6mo. Thursdays. Free/4 weeks. 10:30–11:30am. JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3479.

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NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company team together for an encore presentation of Crossroads’ hit 2011 production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Two-time Tony nominee and original cast member André De Shields returns to direct and choreograph this acclaimed production of the Fats Waller Tony Award winning musical. Runs thru Feb. 4. Call or visit web for dates and times. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-4665722.

Computer Classes February classes are: Intro to WORD and PowerPoint. Please call for dates & times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Featured artists are from Livingston and surrounding communities. Fine art disciplines including mixed media, jewelry, blown glass, painting, sculpture, pottery, printmaking and photography will be on display. Over 20 artists will be exhibiting. The show will be on display Thurs. thru Sat., until March 3. The ACL Gallery, 2130 Town Center Way, Livingston. 973-650-6374.

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of NCJW’s vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. Visit www. for more information.

Conversations with Robin Wright Spend an evening of conversation with Middle East expert and award-winning journalist & author Robin Wright as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-466-5722.

The Outsider Production In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Runs thru Feb. 18. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

LAW - (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW/Essex Center, for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Prevent T2 Diabetes Information Session An estimated 86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes and nine out of the 10 who do, don’t even know they have it. Research shows this CDC-approved program can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Through weekly sessions with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, participants will get help to lose weight, eat healthy, be more physically active and manage stress. 7-8pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston. Free; to register, call 1-888-724-7123.

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An upscale after-hours experience with DJ performances every Friday & Saturday nights spinning the hottest old school & new school dance tracks. Serving cocktails and classic latenight comfort food with premium ingredients and a five-star restaurant flair. Doors open at 6pm. DJ 9pm-2am, bar menu 6-10:30pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. Free; registration required. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-8195.

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Let Crystal guide you and your little one to discovering new shapes, smells, and feels during this hands-on class. 14 months–2 years. 9:30– 10:30am. Fridays thru Mar. 23 (no class 2/16). JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3479.


Vision Board Workshop for Adults Set your goals for the new year and beyond with this fun craft. 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636. Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/ Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp: July 2nd–July 21st. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, BeginnerAdvanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6259.


Moms & Strollers Fitness Class Trying to get back in shape after the birth of your baby can seem more challenging than motherhood itself. In this class you will use your stroller as a fitness apparatus to push your way to health and fitness. Whether your goal is to run a marathon or simply to get back into your old jeans, you can get there. 0–3 years. 1–1:45pm. Thru Mar. 23 (no class 2/16). JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3479.

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Live Entertainment Trent Armand Kendall’s Brass Illusion. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Saturday, February 3 How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. 10amNoon. Milvidskiy Willis LLP, Jersey City – Journal Square, 921 Bergen Ave., (Capital One), 4th Fl, Jersey City. 201616-7667.

Camera Workshop Join host Joe Brady as he takes you from the basics of getting your flash off-camera to putting them to use to create professional-quality portraits. This small group workshop includes both classroom and handson shooting with a model using your own camera. 11am-130pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

The Ultimate Tribute to Elvis

Enjoy three memorable eras, three fabulous Elvis tribute artists! This pulse-racing musical is a journey across Elvis’ life, featuring finalists from the Annual International Elvis Presley Tribute Artists Competition in Memphis. Audiences “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience. 3 & 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Paris Steak House Couples Cooking Class Join Blake Swihart and participate in cooking a Paris steakhouse dinner. Menu includes: Mediterranean almonds and olives, cream of parsnip soup with crispy shallots, charred skirt steak with sun dried tomato sauce, parmesan-roasted potatoes, baked herbed tomatoes, roasted broccoli with truffle butter, lemon almond tarte with whipped cream. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

“Skywatchers of Africa” Planetarium Show For thousands of years, Africans have used their knowledge of the sky to build their societies, and shape their spiritual lives. Skywatchers of Africa highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history, and celebrates our shared human experience. Ongoing. Sat. & Sun., 3:30pm, Wed. Thurs. & Fri., 2pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.


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Darla Hood Performs Performing Classic Rock. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Shade Gardens Discussion Join speaker Ken Druse for a fascinating discussion, “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change.” Ken understands how the low-stress environment of shade, cooler temperatures, fewer water demands, and carbon sequestration is extremely beneficial for plants, the planet, and for us as well. Learn new ways to look at all aspects of the gardening process such as designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, soil conservation, critter issues, and so much more. 1-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973326-7603.

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Ace Frehley Performs Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades. Special guest The Mylars. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Bag-of-Books Sale Children/Tween/YA. Fiction, mystery, classics, sci-fi and romance.10am-2pm. Also Feb. 10. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

Winter Guided Birding Hike for Adults

Guitar Lessons for Kids With Rich Seiner of Rainbow Fresh. Class will focus on guitar basics. Ages 8-12. Sats. Noon-1pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Sunday, February 4

Take a walk in the garden and observe the bustling activity of birds and other critters during these very cold months. There are always interesting surprises during this time of year. Bring binoculars. 9-10am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register at 973-744-4752 ext. 3 or

A Winter’s Day on the Farm

Say I Love You With a Toy Stop by for the annual Valentine’s sale at The Toy Professor. Entire stock on sale up to 20% off. See store for details. Runs through Friday Feb 9. Toy Professor, 430 Springifeld Ave, Summit, 908-918-1888.

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Follow Orion’s exploits as he grows up, foils the plot of an evil king, wins the heart of the beautiful moon goddess Artemis, and becomes a spectacular constellation in the winter sky. Then enjoy a live sky tour exploring the brilliant star patterns named for these characters from Greek and Roman mythology. Runs thru March 22. Ages 5-9pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

“The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” a new book from the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, is an enthralling new account of the race that created American politics as we know it today. O’Donnell will be in conversation with award-winning news producer and Montclair resident Tom Johnson. Mr. Johnson’s most recent work includes Showtime’s weekly documentary series, “The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth.” 4pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Enjoy an open-air, tractor pulled wagon ride, meet the friendly farm animals, learn the importance of ice harvesting and what tools were used in the early 20th century and help with daily farm chores. Warm up in the cozy Farmhouse where seasonal foods are cooking on the wood-burning cook stove. Noon-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.


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Genealogy: Tips for Researching Your Family History Genealogy researcher Liz Lynch will present an overview of resources for researching family genealogy. Doors open with refreshments at 1pm. 1:30-3pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-9552.

Watercolor Show The Essex Watercolor Club, now in its 87th year, is having their Winter Members’ Show with over 40 transparent watercolor paintings by artists from all over New Jersey on display and for sale. Artists reception Feb. 4th. 2:15pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham.

Monday, February 5 Book Discussion Group “The Underground Railroad” By Colson Whitehead. This thrilling tale of escaping slavery in the American deep south contains extraordinary prose and uncomfortable home truth. This book is a furious, wildly inventive tale that shines a bright light on one of the darkest periods of history. 2pm. All welcome. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

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4-H Crafty Clover’s The 4-H Crafty Clovers Club will guide kids through projects as teams or individuals. Don’t miss out on the fun. Grades 1-5. 4pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Color Your Stress Away Drop in coloring for ages 18 & up. All materials supplied. Also Feb. 12, 7-8pm and Thurs. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 11am-Noon. Livingston Library, 4 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Weeklong Entertainment Laid back roadhouse eatery specializing in barbeque & classic sides, with live music on weekends. Alternate Monday’s Music, Jazz Tuesdays, Karaoke Wednesdays, DJ Thursdays. Live entertainment every Friday & Saturday. SuzyQue’s BBQ, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Jazz Mondays Featuring Glenn Franke’s 16-pice Jazz Band. Also February 19th. 8-10pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-3-736-7899.

Flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. 9:30–10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: Email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group A support group for those caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/ movement disorders. Free; registration required. 1:30-2:30pm.Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-8195.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss’s beloved tale about a mischievous cat and his amazing adventures comes to life in an all new production in which not a word has been touched or added from the book. Ages 3-8. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Tuesday, February 6

Wednesday, February 7

“Maximizing Social Security Benefits” Workshop

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Some of the topics discussed include: “how to use the SSA formula to your advantage”; “when to retire and collect the greatest benefits”; and “employing a claiming strategy.” Presented by Jonathan Barrett, Divisional Vice President from AXA Advisors Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. www.

Temple Sholom Tykes Introduce your child to a once a month Jewish experience with song, crafts and a snack. Ages 2-5. 4-5pm. Non-members welcome. Free; please RSVP to the temple office. 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Blues Tuesdays Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam. 8-11pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-3-7367899.

The New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications. The program, led by accomplished laparoscopic bariatric surgeons as well as a multidisciplinary team of experts, is one of a few free-standing facilities in the US to have this prestigious designation. Beginning with a navigator, every aspect of the program, including bariatric surgery, will be clearly presented so you can make the right choice. Free; registration required. 6pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7433.

How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. Learn the most common misconceptions about Medicaid. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. 5:30-7:30pm. Milvidskiy Willis LLP, Whippany, Marriot Courtyard, 157 NJ-10, Whippany. 973-870-0075.

“Everything You Need to Know About Saying Kaddish” Attendees will learn answers to many common questions about the mourner’s prayer, from its origins to its meaning to its place in the context of Jewish mourning rituals. Led by Rabbi Alexandra Klein. 7pm. For more information and online registration, go to Temple Sharey TefiloIsrael, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange.

Weekly Adult Yoga Class Wednesdays 11:30am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Thursday, February 8 Innovations in Heart Health Seminar Heart disease is still the number one killer in America—that hasn’t changed. But just about everything else involving the heart and cardiac care has in the past decade. Join nurse practitioners from The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center to learn about new, evidence based medicines and treatments for cardiac care. 2pm. Free, call to register. Open to the public. Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 973-276-3004.

Write Around West Caldwell Join the memoir group where you can meet other writers and hone your skills with shared readings, critiques and writing exercises. Meetings are every other Thursday from 10am to noon. Also Feb. 22. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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A Night of Love R&B Concert A Night of Love is the ultimate R&B Valentine’s concert, a soulful, star-studded celebration featuring live performances by Anthony Hamilton, Keyshia Cole, Tamia, Eric Benét, Avant, and Donell Jones at The Rock. 8pm. NJPAC, The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark.1-888-466-5722.

Murder-Mystery Event Romance is in the air, or so you would think. Unfortunately, all is not hearts and roses tonight, as a killer is amongst us at this year’s Harlot Book Publishing romance writing competition–and murder is on the menu. Audience members will become Guest Snitches and Suspects in a side-splitting “Romance Can Be Murder” Comedy Mystery which will keep everyone guessing until the very end. Cost includes buffet dinner, dessert, coffee or tea, show and gratuity. BYOB, beer & wine only. Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973429-0960. For tickets visit

The Counterfeiters Perform The ultimate 80’s, 90’s etc. band. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

Black and White Fundraiser The West Orange African Heritage Organization is sponsoring a Scholarship Fundraiser for deserving students in West Orange. Come eat, drink, dance and support this worthwhile cause. Wear black and white. You will not regret it. B.Y.O.B.B.–bring your own food and drink (water and ice provided). DJ is Ronnie DJ. VFW, 52 Eisenhower Pkwy, Roseland. 973-452-1650.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp: July 2nd–July 21st. 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: 973-868-6259.

Jewelry Sales Event Walter Bauman Jewelers is a New Jersey-based, family-owned business that aims to provide high-quality jewelry at the best price, making it the jeweler you can trust. Visit the West Orange store and view the jewelry selection included in the February sales. Thru Feb. 14, Vintage Jewelry sale– save 10-50% on all vintage jewelry. Walter Bauman Jewelers, 643 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-7313155.


Art with Dr. Michael Norris, Ph.D. Dr. Michael Norris, Ph.D., former Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give an illustrated program on Vincent van Gogh. 1:30– 3pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-9552.

Saturday, February 10 Year of the Dog, The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons–they’re all a part of Year of the Dog, a dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year, courtesy of NJ’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. 2 & 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 25 Lafayette St., Newark.1-888-466-5722.

Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show Grab your sweetheart and get ready to laugh the night away with this riotous roster of stand-up talent, featuring Tommy Davidson, Aries Spears, Mark Curry, and Ashima Franklin. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-466-5722.

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What’s the Magic of Camp? Michael Thompson, Ph.D.


hy are people so loyal to their sleep away camps? What exactly happens at camp that makes people rhapsodize about the experience thirty or forty years later? Whenever I tell people that I am curious about the camp experience, the stories start to pour out. “I loved my camp,” they say in a dreamy voice. What is it about the summer camp experience—just a few weeks away for perhaps two or three seasons—that goes so deep under their skin? As a psychologist, I am curious about the mystery of camp. What’s the magic ingredient? After a whole summer of sitting in on campfires, cabin chats, and dining hall sing-alongs; after laughing through a lot of silly campfire skits; after watching kids compete in color wars and canoeing contests and stage first-rate productions of Broadway musicals— I’m closer to an answer.

First, it is absolutely magical for kids to be away from their parents. The sweetest, most satisfying moments of childhood (think back to your own life) are almost always when you are away from your parents. Children are suddenly free to face challenges and accomplishments that are theirs alone—experiences that don’t have to be run through the parental cognitive-ruminative-metabolicjudicial machinery. Secondly, the relationship between campers and counselors is pure gold. The younger kids love and admire the counselors, and that respect brings out the best in young adults. They are at their most responsible, compassionate, and loving when they are put in charge of younger children, and the younger children knock themselves out trying to impress these young demi-gods.

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Finally, if camps are successful, they create a private world with its own rules and rituals and magic. Deep down, all children want to have their own adventures with no (apparent) safety net. Suburban life and school don’t provide children with much of an arena for adventure or their imaginations. Camps have the ability to create that world that belongs only to a child and his or her friends. Now that is magic.

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Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Raising Cain. He is presently writing a book about camps and overnight school trips called Homesick and Happy and can be contacted at 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 Adapted from “What’s the Magic of Camp?” Originally published in the September 2010 issue of Camp e-News. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2010, American Camping Association, Inc.



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2018 Camps & Summer Programs Camp Louemma

48 Stiles Lane, Pine Brook, NJ 973-287-7264





Camp Riverbed

Warren, NJ 908-580-CAMP



Camp Sippy—A Sip of Art Camp

235 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 9973-255-6815

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Campus Kids Weekday Sleep-Away Camp Blairstown, NJ 973-845-9260






**Chatham Day Summer Camp

700 Shunpike Road, Chatham 973-410-0400

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40 Freeman St., Roseland 973-226-7300

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310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 973-334-1234



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DePaul Catholic Summer Camps

1512 Alps Road, Wayne 973-694-3702

Essex Youth Theater

Upper Montclair, NJ 973-746-3303

Extra Innings Hanover

23 Leslie Court, Whippany 973-928-7921

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

1035 Fairview Lake Road, Newton 800-685-1166

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400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield 973-882-9777

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*Girl’s Leadership Institute @ Kent Place School 42 Norwood Ave, Summit, NJ 908-273-0900 ext. 303

Goldfish Swim School—Jump Start Clinics 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-664-7946


Hi Hills Camps at Gill St . Bernard’s 25 St. Bernard’s Rd., Gladstone 908-234-0067

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HudsonWay Immersion School Summer Camp 249 Bebout Ave, Sterling 908-598-8088


**International Ivy Summer Enrichment Program Programs at Various Locations (See bottom) 908-899-1338

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Lady Lions Sports Camps @ Mt. St. Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 ext. 1119

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

73 E. Valley Brook Rd., Long Valley 908-876-3429



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505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-783-6433

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70 Whipping Rd., Morristown 973-532-7569

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593 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 908-665-1141

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NJ School of Dramatic Arts

593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 973-566-9700

Newark Academy

91 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ 973-992-7000



PPAC’s Summer OnStage Theater Camp 19 W Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-223-9200

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Preschool Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 3-5) 14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ 973-655-9819

Prime Time Summer Arts (ages 6-14) 14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ 973-655-9819

School of Rock—Summer Rock Boot Camps 125 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 973-337-5296

Science Camp Watonka

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A day at Camp Louemma is filled with endless possibilities and personal achievement. Our program consistently promotes participation and skill attainment so that our campers feel comfortable and enjoy success each and every day.

We help develop “Camp People” who look forward to Giving Back! ATHLETICS Archery Basketball Flag Football GaGa Hockey Soccer Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Beach Volleyball

AQUATICS Boating Canoeing Kayaking Pedal Boats Paddle Boards SCUBA Swimming Water Polo Pool Volleyball

THE ARTS Ceramics Culinary Crafts Dance Jewelry Making Painting Pottery Theater Tie-Dye

OUTDOOR SKILLS Campfires Climbing Tower Fishing Hiking Mountain Biking Nature Studies Orienteering Outdoor Cooking Zip Line

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Ringwood 973-831-9000

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Summer @ Delbarton

230 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 973-540-3231 ext. 3019



Summer Adventure at Oak Knoll

44 Blackburn Rd, Summit, NJ 908-522-8186


The Summer Enrichment Program at WPS (Winston Prep) 901 Rte 10 East, Whipping, NJ 973-5000-6480


Surf and Turf Camp

5 Godfrey Road, Montclair, NJ 973-580-3034

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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Summer Camp 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 908-273-9121

William Paterson University Youth Programs

1600 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ 973-720-2354


An adventure camp for kids ages 10-16. A new adventure every day! Pick up and drop off at Edgemont Memorial Park, Montclair, NJ from June-August. Certified Teachers, Lifeguards, and EMT Staff.

Summer 2018 Niagara Falls and Bar Harbor Rollercoaster Week & Great Adventure Beach DJ Party

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Final show in N.Y.C.

Pool Parties!

Convenient Livingston Location

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Broadway Boot Camp! July 2nd - July 21st


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Family Life-Cycle Events & Unique Portraits

Meet & Train with Agents & Broadway Personalities

Delaware Rafting/Tubing – Kutztown Folk Festival, PA


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Mets Game – Freedom Tower Observation Deck

Murder Mystery @ BowlMor & Times Square



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Ice Sculpture Extravaganza “Frozen in Ice: Carnival” is presented by Skylands Ice World. This indoor/ outdoor ice extravaganza event will feature more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists at Sculpted Ice Works. Frozen Carnival in Ice will thrill both adults and children, and will offer lots of great photo and selfie opportunities. 11am-2pm. Skylands Stadium Event Center, 94 Championship Place, Augusta. 973-383-7644.

Corner Pocket Performance 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-7367899.

The Fairy Tale Monster Mystery

Someone is stealing the monsters from the fairy tales. The dragons, ogres, witches, and ghouls are missing. This brand new adventure story by the Walnut Street Theatre follows two young children as they solve the mystery. 11am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales A hilarious refresher on classic fairy tale characters who keep dropping in and out of each other’s stories! Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants, and nothing is quite the same as you remember it. Ages 4-10. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Women’s Club Meeting The College Women’s Club of Montclair will host the meeting featuring Greg Waters, who will present a program on ‘Robert Frost.’ Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair.

Teen Bakers Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in baking scrumptious desserts. Menu includes: Dulce de leche filled chocolate cookies, devil’s food cake with chocolate frosting, Valentine whoopie pies, raspberry macarons and homemade mints. Ages 12 and up. 1:30-4pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills. 973-2584009.

Digital Photography Workshop 6-Landscape Photography

Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind” With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, from the 1920s through the present, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Comedy Night The area’s best rising stars with Special Guests from major clubs, radio & TV. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

David DesRochers’s award-winning landscape photos have appeared in a range of photography. David will focus on the techniques he uses in the field to photograph landscapes and scenic images. He will cover composition, lens selection, and use of filters. His program will be geared toward helping you express your photographic vision of landscapes. 1-3:30pm. NJ Audubon, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Please call 908-396-6386 to register by February 8.

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Chocolate Family Day A fun-filled day with many sweet adventures celebrating chocolate. Visit with chocolate vendors in the Museum Court and locate some special gifts and treats. Enjoy a Touch the Music workshop. Make a special card in time for Valentine’s Day. Hear lectures about chocolate making and history. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Love Meditation for Women Join psychotherapist and Karuna Relaxation Reiki® Master Sue Waldman as she facilitates a relaxed, comforting, and peaceful guided meditation. This may include visualizing a relaxing scene, imagining a healing occurring, using your breath or activating your senses. No experience needed. Advanced registration required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-8579090 or visit

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Sunday, February 11 Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman Perform Presenting Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman at a rare joint recital. Two of the greatest violinists of our time–perhaps of all time–in one of the classical season’s hottest tickets. With Rohan De Silva, piano. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-466-5722.

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A Valentine’s Day-themed jazz concert by the Jane Stuart Quartet. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Chamber Choir Performs Sacred Music William Patterson University Chamber Choir is touring internationally in 2018 to Austria and Italy, singing Mass at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, in addition to performing a full mass at the State Cathedral in Salzburg. 3pm. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-720-2000.

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Explore scientific facts and explode myths about the dinosaur era in this prehistoric musical revue presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, performed by enormous creatures up to 22 feet long. Ages 4-10. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Are You An SAT Or ACT Kid? Come Find Out Admit U Consulting is a college planning firm that provides comprehensive, customized services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. In partnership with First Choice Prep,which provides tutoring and test preparation, Admit U is pleased to offer a free diagnostic test. The tests will be administered, scored, evaluated, and will let you know which college admissions test is right for you. 10am. Admit U, 3 Royal Ave., Livingston. 973-731-1947.

Homeowners Seminar Suzanne “Suzy” Minken from Keller Williams Realty will present “A Winning Strategy for Selling Your Home in 2018.” This is an informational seminar for homeowners who are thinking about putting their home on the market in the Spring (or longer term) and want to know what to expect throughout the home selling process. Free. 2-4pm. Keller Williams Realty, 518 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston.



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Discover how past presidents (and their wives and children) lived through crafts and other activities, including a Symbols of our Country scavenger hunt, making a log cabin, play-acting George Washington’s Rules of Civility by the hearth fire, historic selfies, and signing the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen. 1-4 pm. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Monday, February 12 Teen Open Mic Do you love to dance, sing, play an instrument, or tell jokes? Then show your stuff! 4-5pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Miss Jessica’s Guide to Etiquette for Kids Children grades K-3rd grade get to experience some simple social graces by play-acting real life scenarios: family gatherings, dinner table manners, going out to a restaurant, writing a thank you note. Grades K-3rd grade. 4-4:45pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Jazz Mondays Featuring John Lee and friends for a wonderful evening of jazz, jazz, jazz. Also February 26. 8-10pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 S. Valley Road, West Orange. 973-3-736-7899.

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Wednesday, February 14 Monthly Teen Open Mic Night Sing, play an instrument, read poetry, or support your friends. Come to the monthly teen open mic night and express your creative side. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. 7-8:30pm. West Orange Public Library, Meeting Room, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Thursday, February 15 The Peking Acrobats Perform

For more than 30 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Lester Senior Housing Community will hold a free dementia caregiver workshop, “Hope for People with Dementia: Why Comfort Matters” from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The presenter will be Tena Alonzo, MA, a noted leader in dementia care. Attendees will learn about the Comfort Matters™ approach to memory care, which emphasizes a highly personalized, holistic perspective that puts each individual’s needs and well-being first. Alonzo will share helpful tips and valuable resources for those caring for loved ones with cognitive impairments. There will also be a chance to tour the community’s homelike Memory Care Suite. To reserve a seat at the workshop, contact David Rozen at (973) 9292725 or The Lester Senior Housing Community is located on the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 903-905 Route 10 East, Whippany.

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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. 6:30-8pm. Free; all ages are welcome. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7272.

Friday, February 16 Heart disease is still the number one killer in America—that hasn’t changed. But just about everything else involving the heart and cardiac care has in the past decade. Join nurse practitioners from The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center to learn about new, evidence based medicines and treatments for cardiac care. 11am. Free, call to register. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, residents of Caldwell and West Caldwell will whip up their “best” chocolate dessert and enter it in the “Chocolate Lovers Delight Contest” for a chance to win a prize. Judges will sample the chocolate desserts and select the winners; audience members will also have a chance to sample the desserts. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Save 35% on all upholstery including Lee Industries, Hickory Chair & Century. Save 25% on everything else when you add to your upholstery purchase. Special orders & floor models included. Runs through Sunday, March 18. British Home Emporium, 91 Main Street, Madison. 973-443-0303.

“At Long Last Love: Classics from the Great American Songbook.” Bring your lunch and enjoy coffee and dessert at noon. The program begins at 1pm. Registration required. Livingston Library, 10 Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

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Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, audition/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway Boot Camp: July 2nd–July 21st. Final shows in N.J. and N.Y.C. Ages 7-18, BeginnerAdvanced. Pool parties too. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6259.

Dean Shot & The Solid Senders Perform Vocal and guitar stylist Dean Shot is and has been for many years one of the East Coast’s Premiere authentic blues artists. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-744-9785.

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Saturday, February 17 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live! Take your place on the front lines of the battle of the sexes in this hilarious, one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, based on the best-selling book by John Gray. 3 & 8pm. Feb.18, 2 & 6:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-466-5722.






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The Mambo Kings bring some serious heat as they celebrate the sizzling music of Latin America and the United States. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro-Cuban rhythms of Tito Puente to the rhythmic playfulness of jazz great Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings take you on a Latin jazz tour that will drive you to your feet. 8pm. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 1-888-466-5722.

Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. Learn the most common misconceptions about Medicaid. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. 10amNoon. Marriot Courtyard, 320 Rt., 17 North, Paramus. 201-977-6474.

Nature Activity Paint your own gourd birdhouse for the cavity-nesting birds returning from their winter home this spring. Retired art teacher Bonnie O’Connor, with 40 years of experience, will give a short art lesson and help you along with your painting. The program will start with a short presentation about gourds and how to grow them. Hang your decorative gourd birdhouse in your backyard, and a bluebird, chickadee, wren, nuthatch, titmouse, or maybe even a tree frog might move in. 1-3pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Outdoor Adventures: Winter Explorations An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. Rain or shine. 10am and 1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: online, email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Writing To Heal Workshop Women Inspiring, Nurturing, Giving Strength And Support Cancer Support Group For Women, “Wings” presents a workshop where you can tap into the voice and language that is uniquely yours. Honor the story that only you can tell. Discover how writing can be a life tool. Enjoy a three-hour workshop that includes a writing journal and breakfast. Free. Pre-registration is recommended. 10am-1pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

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Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Sophie Sawyer will call the contras. 8-11pm. The band will be “Contra Rebels.” Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please bring in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listeners are welcome. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-2956864.

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Relationship Healing Join psychotherapist and marriage counselor Sue Waldman and learn the basic tools to communicate effectively and feel deeply. Learn to find forgiveness, rebuild broken trust and create and nurture emotional intimacy, safety, and security. Keep your love alive and thriving through interactive exercises, guided imagery and personal discussion. Advance Registration is Required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857-9090 or visit

Monday, February 19 Presidents’ Day for Kids Children will discover how our past presidents (and their wives and children) lived through crafts and other activities at this drop-off program. Activities include a Symbols of our Country scavenger hunt, making a log cabin, play-acting George Washington’s Rules of Civility by the hearth fire, historic selfies, and signing the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen. Parents may drop off or join in. 10am-12Noon. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. (continued on page 42)


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Education Resources & Open Houses


ew Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education, tutoring and enrichment classes. Here is a sampling of local private and independent schools, tutoring centers and enrichment classes with open house dates. These open houses provide insider information and help to answer questions for parents. Please contact each school or center directly for any questions.

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Aquinas Academy

3 Royal Ave. Suite 2, Livingston 973-731-1947 Email: or Director/Contact: Melanie Talesnick Age Groups: 10-18 (middle/high school students) Admit U provides individualized comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. More specifically, they help students find the “best-fit” school, while minimizing the anxiety associated with the process and maximizing the student’s potential for admission. In addition, Admit U offers academic tutoring and standardized test preparation.

388 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-1587 Contact: Mr. John Cohrs, Principal Email: Age Groups: PreK-3 to Grade 8 Open House Dates: March 15 and May 17 (6-7:30pm); informal Take-a-Tour Tuesdays (9-10am); Student-for-a-Day options available As a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Aquinas Academy provides each student with an exceptional education in a family atmosphere. Dedicated to academic excellence and Christcentered values, faculty members focus on the whole child, instructing the mind and nurturing the faith of each student to generate a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, spiritual growth and a sense of service to society.

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B’nai Shalom Religious School 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-0160 ext. 208 Director: Rena Casser Age Groups: Preschool–Grade 7 Their goal is to offer every child many opportunities to learn in a traditional Conservative synagogue setting. They offer programs from preschool through 7th grade, and opportunities for Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students to return and work in the school. Their program is inclusive with support staff for special needs, individualized instruction for advanced students, and multiple opportunities for families to learn together.

The Children’s Corner Preschool 40 Freeman Street, Roseland 973-226-7300 Contact: Ms. Jamie, Head Teacher Email: Age Groups: 18 months–Pre-K The Children’s Corner is an eclectic preschool whose mission is to nurture 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.

College Benefits Research Group 7 Becker Farm Road, Roseland 888-802-2740 Contact: Steven Sirot/Joan Souders Age Groups: Grades 8–12 With decades of experience in college planning this firm is different from others in that they offer “harmonization” of financial, educational, and social guidance for the entire family. They meet jointly with students and parents to develop a college game plan that works for everyone and demonstrates how a private and/or public education is affordable, attainable, and allows hardworking families to a hit a “home run” in finding the right school for their child, academically, socially, and financially. (continued on page 36)

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The Craig School 15 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 | Contact: Mr. Tad Jacks Email: Age Groups: Grades 2–8 The mission of The Craig School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide families an internal support network within the Craig community.

The Craig High School 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton | 973-334-1234 Contact: Dr. Eric Caparulo Email: Age Groups: Grades 9–12 The mission of The Craig School is to provide to students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. They help parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide families an internal support network within the Craig community.

DePaul Catholic High School


1512 Alps Road, Wayne | 973-694-3702 Contact: Joseph M. Tweed, President Email: Age Groups: Grades 8–12 Located in Wayne, NJ, DePaul Catholic is the oldest co-ed college preparatory school in Northern New Jersey. Forming young men and women of scholarship, faith and community for over 60 years; DePaul Catholic is rich in tradition, focused on the faith formation of each child, and committed to academic excellence. A 21st century curriculum, dedicated faculty, diverse student population and distinctive academic programs fosters a safe, rigorous, supportive and faith-filled learning environment.

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OPEN HOUSE DATES: March 15 and May 17 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Cannot attend an open house? Join us for a Take-a-Tour Tuesday! Please visit our website for details. 388 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ | 973-992-1587

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Estelle Finkel Center for Learning 125 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-994-4665 Contact: Amanda Patrick Email: 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. Contact for more information or a free consultation.

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Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills | 973-379-3442 Contact: Emi Ithen, Director of Admissions Email: Age Groups: Ages 3–14 (Pre-K–8th grade) Discover an inspired education at Far Brook School, an independent, coeducational day school for 235 students from Nursery through Eighth Grade. Their progressive approach builds a strong educational foundation by integrating the liberal arts and sciences with the skills needed for success in high school and life. Classrooms open to the outdoors, inviting exploration with nature. Student-faculty ratio is 6-1. Visit their campus and discover Far Brook. (continued on page 38)

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Education Resources & Open Houses U p p e r S c h o o l • L ow e r / M i d d l e S c h o o l All Girls 9 - 12 • Pre-K–8 Coed

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Golda Och Academy Wilf Lower School Campus 122 Gregory Avenue, West Orange 973-602-3757 Contact: Mara Suskauer, Admissions Director Age Groups: Pre-K–5

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155 Lorraine Avenue • Upper Montclair Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ

Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-602-3626 Contact: Gail Shapiro, Admission Director Age Groups: Grades 6–12 Golda Och Academy is the preeminent preparatory school in New Jersey for Jewish education. An accredited private independent school, educating students in state-of-the-art facilities that serve to unlock students’ potential by cultivating critical thinking skills and nurturing intellectual curiosity. Guided by an exceptional faculty and a meaningful partnership between school and home, students develop a love of learning, a personal relationship with the State of Israel and its people and a commitment to the betterment of the world.

Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: 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 and 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.

FREE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL TUITION with Membership at B’nai Shalom

Join our warm and welcoming congregation, where every student: Thrives in an individualized learning environment Feels successful in their studies Develops confidence in davening and reading from the Torah Gains a deeper understanding of Jewish values and their own Jewish identity For more information, contact Gary Rothschild, Synagogue Director at or call 973-731-0160 x202 • B’nai Shalom • 300 Pleasant Valley Way • West Orange • •

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Lacordaire Academy

Morristown-Beard School

155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 ext. 12 Contact: Joan Hearst Email: Age Groups: Pre-K–8 (co-ed); Grades 9–12 (girls) Open House: Lower/Middle School—March 14, 8:30-9:30am 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. They are a recipient of the Best of Essex Gold Medal in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ.

70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management; Meg Ahern, Director of Middle School Admission and Financial Aid Email: 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.

The Language Institute 175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C, West Caldwell 973-228-1843 Contact: Phyllis Ignozza Email: Age Groups: Ages 6 and up; middle/high school, college level students and adults A full service language school for adults and children. Their state certified teachers will help your middle, high school or college aged child succeed with expert remedial or enrichment tutoring. For travel, work or personal interest, adult language learners will find a program to meet their needs, busy schedules and budget and reach their language learning goals.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 Contact: Mrs. Pauline Condon, Director of Admission (ext. 1114) Email: Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Transform your passion into action 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. (continued on page 40)

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Musical Theatre Conservatory Convenient Livingston Location 973-868-6259 Contact: Randy Kravitz Elman Email: Age Groups: Ages 7–18, Beginner to Advanced Levels MTC’S Broadway Boot Camp offers exciting classes in Singing, Dancing, TV/Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat, Stage Makeup, 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 TV and Broadway actors. The Final Shows are performed in NJ and NYC–right off Broadway! The camp runs from July 2nd–July 21st. Pool parties too! Partial scholarships are available. Enroll by March 1st and save $100!

Newark Academy

Saint Cassian School

91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7000 Contact: Will Taylor, Director of Admission & Enrollment Management Email: Age Groups: Grades 6–12 Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school for grades 6–12, located on a beautiful 68-acre campus in northern New Jersey. The mission of Newark Academy is to “contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit.”

190 Lorraine Ave, Montclair 973-746-1636 Contact: Maria Llanes, Principal Email: Age Groups: Pre-K–Grade 8 Their 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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Saint Catherine of Siena School 39 Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-6968 Age Groups: 3 and 4 year olds, Pre-K, Kindergarten–Grade 8 Enrollment at Saint Catherine of Siena School is an investment in your child’s future that will pay dividends long after they graduate. The solid combination of strong academics, Christian values, discipline, and responsibility will stay with your children for years. The strong sense of family inspired by Saint Catherine’s community wll endure for a lifetime.

235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-226-3386 x10 Contact: Ms. Linda Payonzeck, Principal Email: Age Groups: Pre-K3 & Pre-K4, Kindergarten Transitions, Full Day Kindergarten, Grades 1–8 Open House: Sunday, March 4 12-2:30pm; to register visit Private Tours are available ANY time, simply call to make an appointment. Registration day is March 23. Trinity Academy is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence & Middle States Accredited pre-K to grade 8 Catholic school. Trinity’s mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment while educating the whole person in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Academy offers small class sizes, flexible Pre-K with before and after care, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive.

Winston Preparatory School 901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6480 Contact: Erica Piche, M.A. CCC-SLP, Assistant Head of School, Admissions Director Email: Age Groups: Grades 2–12 Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for students in grades 2–12 with specific learning differences, including language processing disorders such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities such as Asperger’s. and executive functioning difficulties such as ADHD. To attend an Open House, 2/13, 3/22, or 4/19 at 9:30am, visit

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Wednesday, February 21

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Maple Sugaring Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities. Each class will include a guided hike, hands-on activity and a story. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register:, email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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Theme: Animal Superpowers. Enjoy the Zoo on a day off from school at one of the mini-camps. Each camp features science-based activities, crafts, projects, animal presentations, and investigations that feature Zoo Animals and support our mission of conservation and stewardship. Ages 5-10 and require advanced registration and payment. 9am-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.


Students will use improvisational and theatre games to gain a better understanding of the skills used to create characters and foster imagination skills. The semester will culminate in a participation presentation for parents and friends on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:30-5pm. Ages 8-11. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.

Dream Interpretation Workshop Presented by RoseMarie Rubinetti Capiello. 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.


Thursday, February 22 Steel Magnolias Production A comedy-drama about six southern, gossipy women bonding together over life, tragedy, and hair styling. Their banter, while comic, expresses the strength and appreciation that they have for each other. Presented by Seton Hall University Theatre. Runs thru Feb., 25. Call or visit web for dates and times. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Friday, February 23 Winter in Sante Fe Cooking Class Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking apple brined roast pork with cinnamon apples, butternut squash tostadas, sauteed garlicky swiss chard, black beans with pepper and onion sofrito, cumin infused sweet potato gratin, Pineapple coconut carrot torte. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-778-4009.


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Lyn’s spectacular, eye-defying illusions have been astounding audiences for more than two decades. In 2013, she became the first woman illusionist in history to receive the Milbourne Christopher Award, The Academy Award of magic, from the Society of American Magicians. 3pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973971-3700.

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Purim Spiel Area families are welcome to join the preschool and religious school in a lively Dr. Seuss-inspired Purim spiel (a fun retelling of the Book of Esther) at 10am, followed by the community’s Purim Extravaganza carnival from 10:15-11:45 am. Children will enjoy inflatables, spin art and face painting, games, camp activities and more. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange.

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In honor of Black History Month, acclaimed singer Stephen Fuller and his renowned quartet will present a lively concert of jazz, blues, calypso, Broadway and bossa nova music. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Relax, Renew and Connect Give yourself the precious gift of looking within and connecting with other spiritually inclined women. Using breathing techniques, Karuna Reiki, and writing exercises, you will learn how to cultivate vitality and extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. 7:30-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857 -9090 or visit to register or visit

The event honors the ‘unsung heroes’ from local high schools and within the community. It also pays tribute to the late Brian Piccolo, the famed Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at the age of 26. Student athletes from West Orange HS, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange HS will be recognized as our local unsung heroes. This years keynote speaker will be Daniel “RUDY” Ruettiger, of Notre Dame and Motion Picture fame. 10am-Noon. WOHS, Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange.

Monday, February 26 Knitting & Crochet Club 7pm. New members welcome. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-2268636.

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Tuesday, February 27 Intro to Flash Photography In this class, Michael Downey will teach students how to manage additional lighting. The class will cover the pop-up flash built into DSLRs, as well as speedlites that go into the hot shoe. You’ll also learn how to use flash as the main, key, and fill light. Flash compensation will also be discussed. 11am-1pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

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Wednesday, February 28 DBSA Morristown Area Support group for people with depression and/or bipolar disorder. Family and friends also are a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. Panel of people living with mood disorders tell of their struggles and their successes. Programs like this are very special. Please join in as this will not be recorded. 7:45pm. Peer support groups every Tuesday night 7:30-9pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143 after 6pm.

Teen Talk: Youth in Solidarity A new monthly club where teens can come together in solidarity. Each month will introduce a different topic related to current issues / topics or areas of teen concern. The library’s teen advisory group will be instrumental in launching/running the program. The most important part is that this will be a safe space for teens to share their thoughts and be free to be whoever they are. 7-8:30pm.West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.


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any people suffer from low-grade aches and pains stemming from common activities such as housework, yardwork or even sitting too long.

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pain, stiffness, swelling from injuries and bruising. Those from Boiron include an Arnicare Gel and Arnicare Cream, which are both free of fragrances, dyes and parabens. Arnica homeopathic medicines won’t mask symptoms of a more serious condition. Boiron’s line, which comes recommended by many doctors and athletes, includes a tablet and arthritis pain formula. To learn more, visit • Indispensable Oils: Eucalyptus or lavender in the form of essential oils can be added to a bath to ease minor muscle injuries. Both are often included in packages of Epsom salt for baths. Lavender oil, known also to promote relaxation and sleep, is also often used during massages to help soothe aching tissue and muscles. • Mind-Body Therapies: Massage, acupuncture, meditation and “mindfulness” are all particularly good therapies for reducing pain. “Yoga and other mindfulness tools have clearly demonstrated benefits for those struggling with chronic pain. These therapies are incredibly safe and effective when compared with conventional pharmaceutical options,” says Dr. Rosen, who works with the nonprofit Kula for Karma to bring free meditation and yoga classes to children through hospitals and schools. (To learn how to get involved or donate to the Dr. Larry Rosen Children’s Fund, visit Pain can take its toll on one’s physical and mental well-being. So, don’t resign yourself to needless suffering. Consider alternative ways to feel better. —StatePoint Photo source: (c) Shuva Rahim/

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• Curative Foods and Beverages: The digestive tract accounts for 70 to 80 percent of the immune system. When battling a virus, foods rich in vitamin C are essential to immune function. Try drinking a cup of hot water and lemon daily. Onion tea can promote a healthy respiratory system by relieving a cough and sore throat. Honey, which is a superfood, is a good choice, coating and soothing the throat, helping control cough, and promoting a restful night’s sleep that is necessary for healing. • Spiced-up Recipes: Add garlic and oregano to foods for immune support. Basil, rosemary and thyme help the respiratory tract.

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capped at six, while the Swim Force (Goldfish’s most advanced swimmers) practice in groups of no more than seven per coach. Regarding the Swim Force, Larisa says, “Our teams swim only against each other; our culture is more about improving strokes than competing. We might have friendly competitions against other Goldfish schools in the future, but the emphasis would be on having fun.” The other difference between Goldfish Swim School and more traditional swim programs is its “Perpetual Swim” model. Jeffrey explains, “We run classes all year, instead of having fixed sessions with several weeks between each one. Our kids can progress at their own pace; they take as much or as little time as they need to move up to the next level. Because our classes are ongoing, there is no time to forget what they have just mastered.” He adds, “The Goldfish model is about making sure that every client has a ‘golden’ experience.”

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At D&G Dental, Med Dawoud, DMD, FICOI uses minimally invasive dentistry to optimize the success rate of the dental implants he places. To enhance the accuracy of implant placement, Dr. Dawoud often uses an in office Cone Beam scan and surgical guides to achieve precision placement. These technologies coupled with Dr. Dawoud’s commitment to using minimally invasive dentistry reduces post-operative sensitivity and keeps healing time to a minimum. All of these coupled together achieve superb aesthetics. For the patient that requires a sinus lift/sinus augmentation before an upper dental implant can be placed, Dr. Dawoud uses the Crestal Approach Sinus (CAS) technique. This technique helps to minimize healing time. In the past if an upper implant required a sinus lift/ augmentation, several additional months of healing were required before implant placement. These advances in dentistry are great news for patients. At D&G Dental, Dr. Dawoud places and restores dental implants in his practices, which eliminates the need to see multiple doctors in different locations.

D&G Dental of West Orange 667 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 07052 | 973-731-2200

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Visit us online at Acupuncture.

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.

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.

Woodhouse Day Spa 56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

Dentist. Children’s Fitness & Safety.

Our mission is to provide the people of this community the best dental services possible with genuine enthusiasm, warmth and commitment to quality. It is our goal to maintain a caring environment that is respectful of all people. All staff members are united in the effort to deliver excellent dental service and to make each patient as comfortable as possible. We are always accepting new patients!

Goldfish Swim School Livingston provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a state-ofthe-art swimming facility designed to enhance learning, fun and safety with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), and a shiver-free 90-degree pool. Also offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Call or visit the website to pre-register for lessons.

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Goldfish Swim School – Livingston 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-664-SWIM

Counselor/Coach. Sue Waldman, LPC is a licensed Psychotherapist, Graduate Adjunct Professor, Marriage Counselor and Board Certified Life Coach in private practice for over 24 years with specialty certifications in career, health, wellness, energy leadership, online counseling, clinical supervision, grief recovery, advanced Karuna Reiki® Relaxation and group counseling. Sue’s passion is guiding people to deeply love who they are and the life they are living. Her specialty is working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, intensive self-care and relationship issues.

Sue Waldman, LPC 973-857-9090 | |

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D&G Dental 16 Park Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-0260 667 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange | 973-419-5256 Dr. Joseph M. DalBon and his team provide high tech, laser, cosmetic and family dentistry in a relaxed, state-of-the-art atmosphere. Their dental practice stands above traditional dental practices by providing the most advanced dental procedures in a comfortable, family friendly office.

1019 Bloomfield Ave, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-4289

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D&G Dental is committed to complete dental care— they are here to make sure you have access to dental care that is modern, advanced, comfortable, and compassionate. From simple treatments every smile needs to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, D&G Dental is the only dental office you’ll ever need for virtually every oral health issue that might arise.

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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.


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From digital x-rays, 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.

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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1500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-0500 |

33 Bleeker Street, Millburn | 973-232-5034 246 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-689-6266 799 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 111, Verona | 973-689-6266

Comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile.

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS 45 Smull Ave, Caldwell 973-521-7610 The comfortable office environment allows you to relax as they take care of all your dental needs. Whether you need a cleaning, restorative treatment, or want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Greg Scheier and his staff are here to take care of you!

Scheier Dental Group 90 Millburn Avenue, Suite 105, Millburn 973-762-1110 | 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 |

Medi Spa. 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, Verona | 73-559-5231

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 |

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

Podiatrist. Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists provides innovative and compassionate care to get patients back on their feet. They offer highly skilled and individualized care for all foot and ankle conditions, with extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists Dr. Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS 886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-857-1184 | From services stemming from treatment for heel pain with the innovative EPAT “Shockwave” therapy, Laser treatment for fungal nails, Diabetic & Wound care, Sports Medicine, Foot Surgery, Orthotics, Children’s Feet, Digital X-rays on site and more, Foot Health Center, L.L.C. is equipped to handle all you and your families podiatric needs. With Board Certified Podiatrists on staff, Foot Health Center, LLC is here to help identify the source of your pain and recommend the best treatment for the best possible outcome.

Foot Health Center, LLC 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 204, West Orange | 973-731-1266

Senior Care. The premier retirement community in the New York metropolitan area. Green Hill has provided seniors and their families with compassionate, person centered care for nearly 150 years. Green Hill offers a lifestyle for every need, whether you are independent and on the go, or need a little help with daily living, in studio, one and two bedroom apartments, or require nursing or rehabilitative care in private suites with baths.

Green Hill 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 866-533-1920

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OCHA Restaurant

Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 American cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. Offering 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO

403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-8856 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.

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner

Divina Ristorante 461 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-2285228 Offering only the best tasting and highest quality Italian food. With it’s stylish and warm atmosphere, you will feel cozy and comfortable. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $Mod-$Exp, TO

Il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-8889 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

CEDAR GROVE Kyoto Sushi III 577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8880 | Providing customers with high quality sushi, sashimi, and good services. The restaurant is a peaceful and pleasant place to dine in.

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

275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

La Famiglia Gourmet (home of The Flying Meatballs) Suburban Essex

10 NJ 10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600 In addition to catering, prepared meals, a full service deli, panini, imported foods, products and services, they are proudly serving The Flying Meatballs. OD, NR, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

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FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-5757720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a family-friendly 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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7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www. The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizzas 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

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Rare, The Steakhouse

Gold Winner

440 Main St, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 | Serving award winning steaks cooked to every customer’s 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

Nine-Time Consecutive Winner!

LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 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

Marble & Moxie The Westminster Hotel—550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livington 973-548-0050 Dining at Marble & Moxie is tastefully designed to blend a modern fine dining experience with the classic traditional steakhouse experience. The restaurant has a cocktail lounge which features a selection of wine varietals and a twist on the classic cocktail menu. H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP

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Master Pizza 379 E Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-4500 41 Freeman Street, West Orange | 973-669-6777 This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more.

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston | 973-992-8999 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 60) 2017 Winner Suburban Essex

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Stop in for Valentine’s Day Sweets to Treat Your Sweetheart!

Wine Night Every Wednesday | Romantic Getaway Packages for Two

111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange NJ | 973-731-2360 Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers | Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4

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MONTCLAIR Aozora 407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-233-9400 Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine with warm, elegant and relaxed ambiance. BYO, MCC, $MOD-$EXP, TO

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

Palazzo 11 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair | 973-746-6778

Offering a fresh take on Italian & Mediterranean cuisine. A classic, traditional decor invites guests to reminisce of Italian restaurants of a long lost era. ENT, RR, MCC, $Mod-$Exp

Spice II 399 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-509-2110 | Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair, New Jersey. The room is charming and relaxed with fresh mango-colored walls splashed with warm red accents. Spice II offers mouth watering Thai dishes and also offer pre-fixe dinner menus and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Tiny Elephant

A truly unique dinind destination & host to unforgettable special events. Creative dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients from our own farm.

Live Music Every Friday & Saturday in our Bar & Piano Room LUNCH • DINNER • PRIVATE EVENTS


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54 Fairfield St, Montclair | 973-774-7252 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

Zeugma Mediterranean Grill 44 S Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 | 973-744-0074 Zeugma Mediterranean Grill offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring unique mediterranean dishes, kebabs, hot and cold mezzes, cheese plates, salads, sandwiches, and delectable desserts. They have a select list of wines available from Domenico Winery, and are available for private parties. Reservations and walk-ins welcome. 2012 & 2013

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The Hills Tavern

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine


40 Main Street, Millburn | 973-376-4444 Featuring the best in American Tavern fare, set in a modern, convivial, and warm atmosphere. The Hills Tavern offers private events for all occasions. RR, SP, MC, $Mod-$Exp

Valentine’s Day 4-Course Menu• Live Piano Only $79 per person Every lady gets a rose!

11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM

NUTLEY MEAL Steahouse and Bar 433 Kingsland Street, Nutley 973-542-8522 Understanding his guests and the environment in which they enjoy his food, Executive Chef/ Proprietor, Mark Burachinsky specializes in, but is not limited to American Cuisine, steaks, chops, and seafood exhibiting a mastery of time-honored cooking techniques using the best ingredients. RR, MCC, $EXP,

SHORT HILLS Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills | 973467-8882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

SOUTH ORANGE Above Restaurant 1 South Orange Avenue, South Orange | 973-762-2683 Located steps from the train station, this is the perfect venue to share dinner or drinks with friends and family. Weekday Happy Hour 3-7pm, Sunday brunch, live entertainment Friday evenings.


199 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features topnotch 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. Eight-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 Serving fresh, locally-sourced American food with a global influence. Menu updated regularly. Call for reservations. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $EXP

WEST ORANGE Don Juan Bar and Restaurant 55 Kingsley St, West Orange 973-325-9707 | Enjoy delicious Spanish and American specialties in a cozy atmosphere. The fresh drinks will comfort you and make you feel at home. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or just hang out time? They’ve got you covered. Come over, you’ll like it here!

Highlawn Pavilion

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Robert’s Scratch Kitchen 40 Minnisink Road, Totowa | 973-638-1405 Their modern spacious dining room is finely detailed, cozy, and relaxing, with a trendy classic feel. Serving lunch and dinner with daily specials and offering a full Gluten-free menu. All meals are ready-made—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 | Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s worldclass 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 (continued on page 62)

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Hours: Sun-Thur 6am-1am, Fri-Sat 6am-2am

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The Manor 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2360 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,

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Oak Barrel 440 Main Street, West Orange | 973-243-0025 A casual, family restaurant offering American style dishes.

Primavera Restaurant Bar & Lounge 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-4779 Enjoy a wonderful selection of traditional Italian favorites as well as an exciting selection of daily specials. The dining room is warm and inviting, complimenting the meal, surely making your overall dining experience truly memorable.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange | 973-736-7899 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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34 South Valley Road, West Orange | 973-736-7899 Mon-Thur 3pm-Midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight



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633 Route 10 E, Whippany 973-884-9175 Chefs Antonio and Natale Grande use only the freshest ingredients for their regional Italian cuisine. Farm fresh organic, free-range meats and vegetables are grown on Antonio’s farm and served daily. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP

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Order yo Whether you’re planning a corporate event or ls for Pink Bage family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Valentine’s Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings Day! and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.

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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.


Find more online at: Bakery. Calandra’s Bakery has been serving delicious, high-quality baked goods for over 50 years. Using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, all of their products are handcrafted the old-fashioned way. Calandra’s provides hot bread every hour at their retail locations in Newark, Fairfield, and Caldwell.

Calandra’s Bakery

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt. Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream takes pride in making all their ice cream and yogurts on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. Over 52 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream; low-fat and fat-free yogurt; no sugar added ice cream; non-dairy Tofutti; Italian ices and sorbets, sundaes; banana splits; milkshakes and more. Ice cream cakes for all occasions (for pick up or delivery).

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-6011

Pizza. Aquila Pizza al Forno offers Neapolitan style pizza prepared with house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt cooked to order in a wood-fired stove.

Aquila Pizza Al Forno 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls 973-256-0050

Restaurant. The Hills Tavern pays homage to the scenic landscape that surrounds downtown Millburn and the beautiful neighborhoods that many of our guests call home. They feature the best in American Tavern fare, set in a modern, convivial, and warm atmosphere. The exciting food choices, creative cocktails, varied wine list, and cold craft beers are ready and waiting for your visit. It’s time for you to head for The Hills!

Hills Tavern 40 Main Street, Millburn | 973-376-4444 | It’s all about “La Famiglia!”– classic homestyle Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch, dinner & takeout. This cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. On & off premise catering available.

La Pastaria

A Modern

AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE Featuring a selection of prime, perfectly charred beef with an exquisite array of sides and desserts in an authentic steakhouse setting.

973-548-0050 Westminster Hotel 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-522-9088 |

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Visit us online at Auto Repair/Body Shop.

Home Cleaning.

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.

Park Street Auto

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.

18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

European Touch Cleaners, LLC 973-736-1935 |

Children’s Classes.

Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for 2011, 2012, and 2013. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Bonded, insured, experienced. Call for a free quote.

Essex Youth Theater is Montclair’s premiere acting school for kids for over 25 years. Our unique theater program lets every child shine. Custom-written scripts provide every child with an equal role. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun friendly atmosphere. And every class culminates in a full-scale musical production.

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 |

Essex Youth Theater In Residence at The Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303 |

A one-of-a-kind store which has the feeling of an old fashioned gift shop with all the trends of today. We are built around the art of giving, where gift giving is simplified. It is important to celebrate life’s events and special occasions which bring family & friends together! With all price points, you are sure to find that something special for all your gift giving needs!

A seriously fun STEM learning center and birthday party venue in Montclair, NJ, L3 Academy capitalizes on a child’s natural curiosity about the world to think critically and solve problems. What’s better than learning through play?

L3 Academy

Smith & Company

1 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Montclair 973-783-8333 |

343 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell | 973-228-1167 |


Custom Closets. 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.

Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment—with sales, installations, repairs and maintenance service for residential and commercial customers. They take pride in delivering superior customer service and were voted Best HVAC contractor in Essex County three years in a row. They also sell, install and provide maintenance service on home standby generators.

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505

Garden Center. 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.

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Home Décor.

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February 2018

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 |

Lawyer. With over 20 years of cumulative experience, ContiBediner & DeMarco, LLC is a boutique law firm providing personalized and focused representation to clients. The firm offers out-standing legal representation in a wide range of practice areas.

Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC 117 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7900 |

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

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |

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 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.

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. For over 24 years, Boyette Kitchens & Baths have helped their customers remodel or build kitchens and baths that have transformed a plain house into an inviting home. Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations.

Boyette Kitchen & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

“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 |

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 |

Realtor. Elite Realtors of New Jersey is an independent, familyowned brokerage specializing in residential sales and rentals throughout Essex and neighboring counties. They are the fastest growing brokerage in the region with over 200 agents and specialize in outstanding customer service for both the buyers and sellers while offering maximum internet exposure to the marketplace.

Elite Realtors of New Jersey 160 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston Cell: 973-518-3635 | Office: 973-994-9009 |

Specialized Home Services. Montclair Handyman Services handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time. They also specialize in home renovation and remodeling. No job is too small or too big.

Montclair Handyman Services Montclair | 973-746-1002

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Diamond Minds

Finding Your True Nature By Barry Farber


ow does one operate on a level that has no interference? How do you push yourself outside your circle of comfort to gain deep knowledge that allows for a higher level of performance? Stop caring about outside influences both positive and negative. Continuous learning and hard work will give you insights into what works and what doesn’t for your best mode of operation. A path to the innermost part of your being is cultivated through the attainment of skills in different areas. Here are 3 that I apply that have helped me. They’re often highlighted in the rich history of martial arts masters:

1. Strategy

I try to imagine all the moving parts of my business as a strategy on a board game. It’s not just thinking 2-3 moves ahead but getting beneath the game for a richer connection to each piece. This strategy is often put on paper and posted because you need to have a vision of the path in front at all times for clarity.

2. Learning

What you think about you bring about. What are you reading? Look for material you find interesting and explore. Think of your mind as an instrument constantly testing yourself with new information, activities and projects. This is when you start to discover new interests and what you find enjoyable to work on. You’re molding your mind the way you want it designed. It also keeps you fresh and open to new ideas. Learning gives you the confidence to act.

3. Physical Training

Physical training for defense in the martial arts has tremendous benefits. Not just an advantage to health but combining the body, mind and spirit during training gives you great power and a quiet confidence. When I’m training with or without weapons I’m focusing on proper breathing and slow and calculated movements. I’m constantly mixing up the training in different ways to utilize various muscle groups and keep it interesting. You might wonder—what does physical training have to do with finding your true nature? Everything. When the body is healthy… the mind works better. It relieves

Barry Farber stress, brings oxygen to the blood and encourages your brain to work at its optimum capacity.

Physical training helps build confidence that allows you the courage to block out anybody else telling you what you should and shouldn’t do with your life. Sometimes not caring what others think helps you make better decisions. Understand that when you operate from who you are people will feel a comfort level to connect easier. Appreciate the limited time we have in this life. Put everything in perspective. In the end it’s how much have we learned, loved and served that makes a difference. It’s not the accomplishment but the process along the way that will show us our true nature.

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” —William Shakespeare

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 is the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at Learn more about this author at

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Suburban Essex

February 2018

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 in our ice skating camps. Every day brings something new in Essex! – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Codey Arena

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-5800

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3828

Visit to register for Zoo programs. Advanced registration and payment are required. Summer Camp Open House Saturday, March 3 from 12-3pm It’s never too early to think of summer! Come to our 2nd annual Summer Camp Open House to meet our camp counselors, learn about our science-based curriculum, try a camp-styled activity, and say hello to a few of our camp Animal Ambassadors. FREE. Spring Break Mini-Camp Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 6 from 9am-4pm Children ages 5 to 10 become world travelers as they learn about animals and cultures from around the globe. Discovery activities, science experiments and special animal experiences make this a fun way to spend your spring break. Enroll for one day or attend all week. Zoo Summer Camp July through August from 9am-4pm Campers ages 5 to 14 years old 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-guided lessons, behind-the-scenes experiences, up-close animal encounters, and fun crafts and activities. Current Zoo members may register beginning March 17; online registration opens to all March 31.

Spring Learn to Ice Skate Classes March to May (Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun) 8 weeks: $145 Summer Learn to Ice Skate Classes June to July (Tue, Fri, Sat) 6-8 weeks: $125-$145 Summer Figure Skating Camp June 25 to August 3 Full or Half Day Weekly Camp $400 full day per week / $285 half day per week Summer Hockey Camps July 9-13: D1 Hockey Development July 9-13 & 23-27: Great Saves Goaltending Camp July 16-23: Erik Nates Hockey Camp July 20-22: Simply Defense Hockey Camp July 30-August 3: Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp

Essex County Environmental Center 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland • 973-228-8776

Nature Explorers Spring Camp April 3, 4 & 5 from 12:30-4:30pm For children in grades 1-5. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details, call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advance registration and payment required. Fee: $150 per child for three days or $50 per child per day

Wilderness Skills Summer Camp

Nature Explorers Summer Camp

June 26, 27& 28 from 9:30am-2:30pm AND/OR

Pre-K & Kindergarten: July 9-20 from 12:30-3:30pm

July 3, 5 & 6 from 9:30am-2:30pm (no camp on July 4th) For grades 5 to 8. Join Traditional Earth Skills Instructor Mike Dennis for up to two sessions of outdoor skills building. During session one, students will take a traditional approach and, during session two, a modern approach will be followed. Participants will identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more! Call the Center at 973.228.8776 for details. Advance registration is required. Fee: $195 per child/per week

Grades 1 & 2: July 23-August 3 from 12:30-4:30pm Grades 3 & 4: August 6-17 from 12:30-4:30pm Enjoy exploring and discovering 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. Fee: $160 per child/per week for Pre-K & K, $180 per child/per week for Grades 1 & 2; $200 per child/per week for Grades 3 & 4

See a complete list of events at:

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.

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