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By Warren Westura

What were your “MUST HAVE” items you picked up in anticipation of the winter storms?

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Batteries, rock salt, Milk, egg whites and chocolate!

Yogurt, cereal, I have to think of my kids… Gluten free waffles. Bird seed.

—Craig Miller, West Orange

—Casey Devlin, Livingston




Baked chicken and spinach quiche. —Felice Hinkis-Lewitt, West Orange

Water, milk, bread, eggs and stuff to bake with the kids at home. —Ilana Kipnis, Livingston









Water, milk, meat and bread.

Bread, milk, eggs, orange juice. Things that you are going to use.

—Sharon Black, Orange

—Josephine Cargill-Miller, Livingston




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I picked up ingredients for Crumb-Top/Banana-Walnut Bread Muffins that I made at 8am, from scratch. I wanted the the entire house alive with amazing winter smells of cinnamon and banana—It worked…I even got my driveway shoveled and plowed as I was baking—The pal who shoveled my driveway is the lucky recipient!. —Jeanmarie Tenuto

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20th Annual Golf Invitational


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he Clara Maas Medical Center Foundation announced that its 20th annual Golf Invitational will take place on May 19, 2014. The golf outing attracts not only donors, but also local celebrities such as Yogi Berra and Rick Cerrone of the New York Yankees, John MacLean of the New Jersey Devils, and “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.

n December 2, 2013 the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) hosted its Annual Gold Plate & Restaurateur of the Year Gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. Anthony Calandra of The Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill in Fairfield was one of the recipients of the 2013 Gold Plate award. This award recognizes current outstanding service and achievement in the food service industry. Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and pizza deck oven.

This year’s Golf Invitation begins with registration and a brunch at 10am. The venue for this event is the thirteenth oldest golf club in the country, the Montclair Golf Club, located in West Orange. The shotgun start is at 12:30pm. After a wonderful 18 holes, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, awards dinner and silent auction. The Clara Maas Medical Center Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to generating philanthropic support for the facilities, programs and services of Clara Maass Medical Center, serving Essex, Hudson and Bergen Counties. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and registration for the Golf Outing, call 973-450-2277. You may also register online at:

Founded in 1942, the NJRA is dedicated to fostering a vibrant industry that nourishes communities, tourists, and our economy and shares the bounty of the Garden State. Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is located at The Hampton Inn and Suites Fairfield at 118-124 Route 46 East in Fairfield.

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he American Yoga Academy is proud to announce the most recent graduates from its 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. This is the first class to graduate from the AYA Annex at MONDO in Summit. The students completed the program on Sunday, February 16 with a Ceremony and 108 Oms. AYA is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Training School. For more information, please visit or call 973-731-9960.



hag86, a Little Falls-based salon, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Since first opening its doors in 2004, this upbeat salon has been dedicated to developing passionate and knowledgeable stylists that provide clients from all over New Jersey and New York with trendy, fashion forward looks. For the past decade, the salon has adopted a “Lifestyle Profile” approach that has allowed them to connect with each of their clients to ensure their satisfaction.

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Friday, March 7 Bill Cosby…Far from Finished An intimate evening of insightful comedy with one of American entertainment’s national treasures. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Ongoing Exhibits George Inness’ Work Every important period of Inness’s career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist’s belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

emPOWERED: Your Renewable Energy Future

This exciting interactive exhibit about renewable energy creates awareness about the benefits of advanced energy technologies and demystify the science behind generating electricity. Students can discover how electrical generators work, test a wind turbine and operate a solar panel. Newark Museum, Prudential Foundation Gallery, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

One Stitcher’s Stories: Commemorative Quilts by Gail Mitchell

Gail Mitchell began making quilts for her children from articles of cast off clothing. She soon began to incorporate photo transfers into her quilts, documenting historical events and honoring the accomplishments of African American artists, authors, poets, academics, and politicians. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-1609. Events and dates subject to change. Vicinity Media Group is not responsible for changes.


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Model Trains & Railroads The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity, including a fire truck and crew extinguishing a fire. Hands-on activities allow children to explore the sights and sounds of train travel and safety, or to imagine themselves as the engineer, lifting an arm and tugging on a whistle. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.


The need to convey data, statistics, and territory in a creative manner is a challenge embraced by artists who have used data abstractions—including maps, charts, and diagrams—as the basis for their work. Artists in this exhibition explore how visual representation of information can manifest not only the literal and calculable, but also the intangible, inestimable, and subjective. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-3531609.

Morgan Russell Archives

The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. The exhibit includes works on paper, oil paintings, examples of sculpture and scores of sketchbooks and notebooks. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Salubrious Justice An exhibition of work by New Jersey female artists which runs through July. Presented in conjunction with Women in MediaNewark’s 5th Annual Women’s History Month Film Festival, which will take place from March 6-8, 2014, at the Robeson Campus Center. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-3531609.

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Our Common Cause: Engaging Women’s Health in Nicaragua

Preventable maternal mortality and childbirth complications plague Nicaragua. The photographs show the efforts of Rutgers-Newark students to improve those conditions. Through the sixday International Service Learning and Leadership Exchange to the capital city of Managua, Rutgers leaders immersed themselves in Nicaraguan culture, engaged in critical dialogues and helped to forever change the face of international women’s health advocacy and service. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-3531609.


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Saturday, March 1 Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin The Tony-winning pair from Broadway’s original “Evita� re-team for an unforgettable evening of medleys and duets. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Computer Classes for Women Classes scheduled for March are: Intro to Windows, the Internet & Email; Intro to WORD; Intermediate WORD; Basic EXCEL; and Outlook. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

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Visitors can examine bead and quill work, pottery, carving, basketry and textiles from the Northeast Woodlands, the Southwest, the American Plains, and the Pacific Northwest Coast, including an array of artifacts from the Captain William Philo Clark Collection. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Company Spring Concert The Montclair High School Dance Company Spring Concert features a diverse group of 45 accomplished dancers performing professionally choreographed works in a wide range of dance genres, from modern & lyrical to hip hop. 8pm, March 2 at 2pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, 141 Park St., Montclair. 973-509-0974.


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Marvel at the magnificent art of photographer George Hirose. This spectacular show takes you for a nighttime visit to the New York Community Gardens of the Lower East Side. Mr. Hirose’s exciting use of colors to create beautiful moods makes every day scenes like city streets into beautiful, exciting art. Runs through March 30. 9am4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

“Master Haroldâ€?‌ and the boys A searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Athol Fugard’s masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother’s tea room in Port Elizabeth deals with a viciously racist alcoholic father. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

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The Sanctuary Concerts Featuring Grammy-winning fiddler, joke-mangler, and leader of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen and musical legend David Amram. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham. 973-376-4946.

The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya This exhibition features largescale sculptures using only LEGO building blocks. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art. Runs through March 9. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.

Maple Sugaring at Van Vleck A sugar maple tree will be tapped and, if the weather cooperates, the sap will be flowing. Participants will learn how sap becomes syrup, with a taste testing at the end of the tour. Tours start at 10 am on the half hour through 1:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Family Scavenger Hunt Grab a camera or phone, and take a photo of every item and win a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Saturdays & Sundays 9am. Haggerty Education Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Financial Fitness For Women & Law Ongoing programs providing clients with confidential consultations with a professional to determine how best to approach a financial or legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Studio Montclair “State of the Art 2014,” Exhibit Featuring the most recent work of SMI members. The exhibit will take place in Studio Montclair’s galleries at Academy Square, the SMI Gallery @ Academy Square and the SMI Virginia S. Block Gallery. Runs through April 25. Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 973-744-1818.

Calling Local NJ Individuals of All Ages Who have Talent and Unusual Abilities!! A talent showcase is looking for solo or group artists to perform in front of a local audience at MONDO. This is your chance to exhibit your talent…it can be anything… singing, dancing, belly dancing or any other skill that is notable. The audience will select the acts from each showcase that will be entered into the finals. Deadline for applicants is March 15th. You will receive a prompt response with form and questionaire. Sally Ponzio: or Risha Walden:

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Robert Smithson’s New Jersey This groundbreaking show focuses on Robert Smithson (19381973), a pioneer of earthworks and native son of New Jersey. Featured together in an exhibition for the first time, Smithson’s sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and other conceptual art rooted in his time spent in the Garden State form a coherent body of work which sheds important light on his artistic practice. Runs through June 22. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

City of Silver and Gold from Tiffany to Cartier Showcased are more than 100 objects documenting the rise of the city’s gold and silver industry from it’s beginnings in the early 1800s to national prominence by the turn of the 20th century. The original Vince Lombardi Trophy, won by the Green Bay Packers, will be on view through March 30, Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. (continued on page 14)

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Extreme Planets Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. Runs through March 30. Ages 10 and up. Newark Museum, Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Airbrush Demonstrations 4-6pm. Free raffle. Registration suggested. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave # 506a, West Orange. 973-669-0995. www.jerry’

Buckwheat Zydeco Performs

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dancing Dan Black will call the contras and Mr. Darcy will play the music. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean softsoled shoes. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. Listeners are welcome. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Job Readiness Program & Career Quest Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

EGG-ZIBIT: The Art, Science & Culture of Eggs EGG-ZIBIT is an engaging new exhibition for family audiences about the mysteries and marvels of the egg. Including more than seventy-five incredible examples of this every-day object, this hands-on show is sure to delight viewers of all ages. Runs through April 20. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers. 1&7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

Earth, Moon & Sun With the help of Coyote and American Indian stories, you will learn about moon phases, eclipses, how the sun shines, constellations and more! Runs through March 30. Sat & Sun 1 & 3pm. Ages 6-9. Newark Museum, Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Celebrate Mardi Gras Cooking Class Menu highlights: Shrimp po boys; classic New Orleans muffaletta with homemade olive salad; red beans & rice; gumbo; king cake. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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Celebrate Mardi Gras with American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. – along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco – the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana Zydeco music. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Stirring Surfaces Exhibit Artist, Florence Moonan has created an exhibition of stirring artwork by mixing and persuading a variety of mediums that have been layered, sanded, hand-rubbed and unfolded into surfaces of quiet yet dynamic beauty. The major component in this body of work is Venetian plaster, a medium she selects for its unique qualities that help her produce surfaces that are immediately appealing and as sensuous as a beautiful aria. Runs through May. The Gallery at Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. 609-397.1882.

Open House And Magic Show Families can come and participate in robotic races, play video games created by our students, make slime, create a smoothie and find out more about all the different classes offered at this years International Ivy Summer Programs. Be amazed by the sleight of hand magic of Mr. Bill Wisch, who will be teaching at International Ivy this summer. Noon-3pm. Caldwell College, Student Center, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 908-899-1338.

Super Science Saturdays Children will explore scientific method as they conduct experiments and observe the results. Ages 5 and up. Noon-2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Women’s Workshops March programs are: The Distracted Child: Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity and Focusing Difficulties in School-Aged Children; Stress Management Toolbox; Navigating the Internet to Find What You Need; and Bullying, Teasing, or Kids Being Kids? Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Cycling Fundraiser

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of art from the collection throughout its galleries and grounds. The Works will be identified with special labels. Runs through July 31. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Join CASA for Children of Essex County once again for an exhilarating and inspiring indoor cycling fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for children in Essex County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. 11am-1pm. 3Sixty Cycling & Fitness Studio, 4 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 973-648-3351.

Sunday, March 2 Air Supply Performs


Read Across America Day Bring your favorite book, meet our “staff” of puppets, read to them and enjoy story time. Registration recommended.1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 x12.

Air Supply is one of the quintessential adult contemporary artists of our times. Their hits, most notable “All out of Love”, have provided the soundtrack to both movies, television and been a staple of FM radio for years.8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Party Showcase There will be numerous vendors including DJs, bands, photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, décor designers, invitation specialists, party planners, special occasion gift items as well special occasion clothing and much more will be on display. A special performance by New York Entertainment at 1:30pm. Free and open to the public. Noon3:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

Sunday Comics Mardi Gras Special Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. There’s a different show every time. The Special Guest will be Adam Oliensis. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Reservations are recommended. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-731-2967.

NJSO—Grieg’s Piano Concerto The promise of spring: SanttuMatias Rouvali, a 26-year-old protégé of Gustavo Dudamel, makes his NJSO debut in a program brimming with life and energy. Grieg’s passionate piano concerto is a cornerstone of the Romantic repertoire. Buoyant folk melodies propel Dvorák’s sunny Eighth Symphony. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Jazz Meets Sports

NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride hosts this evening of music and conversation with sports superstars and jazz connoisseurs Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bernie Williams. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

“We’re Not Broken” Understanding How all Children Learn” Dyslexic writer and inclusion activist Jonathan Mooney will present a program open to parents, educators and school administrators who are seeking constructive and applicable steps to support students who learn differently. Attendees will hear Mooney’s insights into celebrating the exceptional child and ways to change social perceptions of special education students. 7:30pm. Reservations encouraged. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. 973-763–4116.

“Controversies” Spring Speaker Series The exhibit “Controversies: The More Things Change…” presents challenging subject matter that inspires people to consider, or reconsider, the ways in which they think about important and frequently debated issues: medical experimentation, immigration, and the right to die. The Museum is presenting a speaker series in conjunction with the exhibit, taking place on the first Sunday of each month through June. Judge Kenneth MacKenzie – The Antoine Le Blanc Case. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Ancient Greek Tragedy

Yoga at Van Vleck

Read and discuss four ancient Greek tragedies; “Agamemnon; “Oedipus Rex”; “Antigone and The Trojan Women” that illustrate the greatness of 5th-centeruy BC civilization’s literature. Six Monday sessions runs through April 7. 7-9pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Open to students at all levels. Bring your own mat. Mondays 9:3010:45am. Van Vlek House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, “one of the best pianists of our time” (New York Sun), has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess. Presented by Seton Hall University Arts Council as part of the Classical Concert Series. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

If you love to dance, join Simone Coonrod to learn several different dance steps. Each week choose from a variety of dances: social, folk, cultural and line dances. Five Monday sessions through March 31. 8:15-9:30pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

Garden Sprouts: Play with Your Food Everything we eat comes from a plant? Look at different foods, make a vegetable creation, and think about what you eat. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required.11am-Noon. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Shawn Colvin Performs

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. 7:30. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. www.sopacnow.orgMonday, March 3

Livingston Arts Association-Art Critique Enrique Flores-Galbis, award-winning artist, teacher and author will critique members’ paintings, an annual event. 2pm. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.

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Hands-on workshop for cyclists of any level— learn to repair, modify and trouble-shoot a bicycle. Instructors will have tools and proper space to help repair most problems. Students should bring their bikes and supplies for repair such as tires, chains, tubes, brakes, cable etc. 7-30pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

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An essential information session for parents of college-bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group, 6pm. Registration suggested. Cedar Grove Public Library,, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 888-802-2740.

Raising Kids in Our 24/7 Connected Culture Tali Horowitz, MS, will discuss social networking sites, sexting, cyberbullying and offer suggestions for how parents and educators can guide youngsters to make responsible, respectful and safe choices in the digital world and beyond. 4-5:30pm. Registration required. William Paterson University, 1600 Valley Road in Wayne. 973-720-3709.

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Professional and Business Singles Network Singles Mardi Gras Social. Merrymaking, indulgence, and fun await you! Purple/green/gold attire or mask optional. 40’s and 50’s plus age group! Sponsored by Professional and Business Singles Network. Business casual attire. 5:30-9pm. Martini Bistro & Bar, 40 Main St., Millburn. 610-348-5544.

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Dweezil Zappa’s music camp “Dweezilla”, has a motto “Learn And Destroy.” It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa, Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event. 3pm. Concert 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Quinoa: The Versatile Grain Demonstration Learn about this new super food and its origins. Find out how to incorporate this gluten-free grain into tasty, healthy dishes such as blueberry-banana muffins, orange, olive and feta salad and Italian vegetable casserole. 7-9:30pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

Suzanne Altman, painter and art educator, will focus on the artist Paul Gauguin, whose work goes on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) beginning March 8. The talk, titled “Gauguin: The Work and the Man,” will highlight both the artist’s work and his turbulent life.7pm. Main Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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Tai Chi at Van Vleck Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi in the beautiful gardens of Van Vleck. Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health and relaxation. Tues. 9:30 - 10:30am. Van Vlek House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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4. John Monaghan, John Simons, Barry Coyle and Peter Lombardo, President of Robertet Flavors 5. Larry Barbash, Hank Truslow, Peter Layne of Essex Fells and Mike Katz 6. Pat Turkman (left) and Cathy Maddaloni (right), both of West Caldwell, volunteered at the event

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Mardi Gras! Celebration Visit Crane’s Mill for an afternoon of fun, food, drinks, games, and more as we celebrate this festive occasion! RSVP. Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 973-276-3070.

Wednesday, March 5 The Moody Blues Perform

Club TBA The Club TBA is a Junior Youth Group usually meeting one Wednesday and one Thursday evening a month following Hebrew School. The programs are an enjoyable social way for Jewish kids to have fun while socializing, eating pizza and participating in games and activities with their Jewish Learning Program friends. Children of non-members are welcome to attend this social group. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-3950.

Wednesday Matinee “White Heat” starring James Cagney and Virginia Mayo. James Cagney gives an electrifying performance to match his work in the Public Enemy as White Heat’s cold-blooded Cody Jarrett. It is among the most vivid screen performances of Cagney’s career. (1949, 113 minutes ). 1pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2288. The Moody Blues return for another journey into the hits (“Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)” that have made them one of the rock era’s greatest bands. 8pm. Also March, 6 at 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

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Evgeny Kissin, Pianist Performs

Government, Money and Art In this timely presentation, art critic Dan Bischoff will discuss the history and purpose of public funding for the visual arts and its relationship with society’s sense of unity and purpose. 7:30-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Fish Fest Cooking Class

Join our Circle of Care where the need of working parents are as equally important as the care & education of their children.

Menu highlights: spicy mussels Meuniere; provencal seafood stew; lemon-parmesan tilapia; crab cakes with red pepper remoulade; pesto stuffed sole. 6:309pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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This acclaimed Russian pianist returns to NJPAC with an ultraRomantic program. Acclaimed for his dazzling interpretations of works from the Romantic repertoire, he brings an ultra-Romantic solo recital of works by Schubert and Scriabin. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Lunch & Learn (God of the Bible Through Today) Led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. Lunch-and -learn session to explore beliefs and questions about God. “What about God? God of the Bible Through Today.” The course will include explorations of God of the Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, Modern Theologians and contemporary views. Believers, doubters and non-believers are all welcome! Bring your lunch… we provide the beverages.11:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-3950.

Shrek, The Musical Mike Greenberg, ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning cohost and SportsCenter anchor, is the featured guest at a relaxed evening of networking and socializing. The event will begin with a cocktail hour and light dinner followed by dessert and program. Please bring a can/box of nonperishable kosher food to help restock the area food pantries. Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. 6:15pm. RSVP online at www.jfedgmw. org/live. Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Court, Parsippany. 973-929-3042.

Performed by the Verona High School Spotlight Players. March 6-8 at 7:30pm. Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-239-3300.

Essex Photo Club Competition This members-only competition will be critiqued by Chuck Moore of the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs. Mr. Moore will critique both prints and projected images in five categories including two nature categories. The meeting is open to anyone interested in photography. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Sq., Caldwell.

Friday, March 7 Swinging with Simone’s Jersey Bounce! Swing dancing to the hot sounds of the metro’s favorite swing band, the hip and bluesy Swingadelic! No partner needed and friendly for first timers. Complimentary swing dance lesson at 8:30 with Simone. Refreshments. 8:30-11:15. The Downtown Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-7460-6631.

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The Grape Debate Enjoy an evening of fine wines, hors d’oeuvres music and dancing. Silent auction and raffle. Proceeds to benefit Our House Foundation a private, non-profit organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Business casual. 7-11pm. Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. 908-464-8008 x 141.


Lera Lynn Performs She has a haunting voice that can conjure up country legends and the best of the singer-songwriters; an understated presence and understated raw talent. And she is a writer in full command of her craft, who never sacrifices emotion for style. Presented by Outpost in the Burbs. 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6276.

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Tango’s flamboyant history, from turn-of-the-century Buenos Aries bordellos to its acceptance in high society, comes alive through this sensual production featuring brilliant dancers and musicians from the internationally acclaimed production of Forever Tango. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

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Barnaby Bright, Storyman (formerly Guggenheim Grotto) has garnered high accolades for their songwriting and sound. They have been living in Brooklyn for the last three years, experiencing a musical rebirth and have taken their music to a much edgier, bigger and beautiful place! Lera Lynn Duo returns for a longer set for some of her new fans and fans to be. 8pm Outpost in the Burbs, The Unitarian Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Murd-arrr!!! Pirates of The Salty Dog Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presents this manic tale of a stolen treasure chest, sensational swashbuckling, mayhem, mischief and…Murd-arrr!!! Also March, 8 & 9, 14-16. Fri. & Sat. 8pm. Sun. 4pm. Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. 973-928-7668.

This will be it, the final hurrah, and soon it will be safe for watermelons everywhere. Gallagher is going to make ONE MORE round of shows, and then retire for good. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Saturday, March 8 Family Fun Day Join the Museum for lots of family fun and craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Registration recommended. 1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 x12.

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. 8pm. Also March, 8, 3 & 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Mystic India: The World Tour

Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Dinner & Speaker

An internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. The show features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats and 750 opulent costumes. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Enjoy an early service with an emphasis on singing and congregational participation and then following services the Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Abraham will host a Shabbat dinner and speaker. Call the temple office for the guest speaker and topic. Service 6:30pm. Dinner 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-3950.

An Evening with Michael Moore Featuring famed liberal filmmaker Michael Francis Moore an American filmmaker, author, social critic, and political activist. 7:30pm. The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. 973-378-7620.

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We are in great need of volunteer literacy tutors since we have many students waiting for literacy instruction. To become a tutor, one must attend LVA’s free 18-hour workshop. Knowledge of another language is not necessary and no prior teaching experience required. Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St, Bloomfield. 973-566-6200 ext. 217. Academic Excellence

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Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Musical Theatre Conservatory will be holding auditions for their Summer Camp and Training Program. This is a 3 week, one-of-a-kind opportunity for students ages 7-17. Some scholarships are available to talented teens. The final show will be in NYC. All students will train with Broadway/TV personalities and meet agents and other industry professionals. Audition dates: 3/89, 3/15-16 & 3/22-23. Call for appointment. Musical Theatre Conservatory, West Orange/Livingston. 973-868-6259.

Abridged Shakespeare for All The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s educational touring company Shakespeare LIVE! will present colorful and dynamic performances of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Noon and Julius Caesar at 2:30pm. F. M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

Featuring Food Network judge and author, Chef Maneet Chauhan, “White House Chef Tours” producer, Chef Guy Mitchell and ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Lori Stokes. Food and wine Grand Tasting, cooking competitions, culinary workshops and live music to Benefit Giants of Generosity and five other local charities.11am-3pm & 6-10pm also March, 9, 2-6pm. Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly. 201-567-2622.

The best of the Garden State’s diverse dance companies gather for a two-part showcase featuring excerpts from works that span the globe and dance genres. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Singles Dance Party and Social Sponsored by Professional and Business Singles Network. DJ will be spinning your favorite dance hits from the 60’s through the present; large dance floor. Salsa Dance Instruction 6:45pm. Dress to impress! 40’s and 50’s plus singles. Holiday Inn. 707 Route 46, Parsippany. 610-348-5544.

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Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County Luna Stage is proud to present Goddess on Earth, award winning photographer Lisa Levart’s ongoing multi-media installation that celebrates the strength and selfesteem of contemporary women and girls by photographing them portraying ancient archetypes and sacred myths. Runs through May 11. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Fancy Nancy-The Musical Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and her friends will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. 1pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Johnny Winter Performing A fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and blues. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Sunday, March 9 Blues in the Loft: Mike Griot and Friends Featuring four intimate series of blues, jazz, theatre and foreign film hosted in the casual cabaret-style setting. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Featuring special guests will be Andy Hayward and Christine Grillon. This show will help support area animal rescues. Bring in cat or dog food, treats, toys, etc. for a chance at a special prize. 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Reservations are recommended. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-731-2967.

Work with architect Stepen W. Schwartz of building Blocks Workshops to visualize Montclair as you’ve never seen it before. With over 60,000 LEGO building blocks at their disposal, families will recreate specific buildings in Montclair. Ages 5-14. Registration required. 2-4pm or 5-7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

The Essex Water Color Club is pleased to present a watercolor painting demonstration by Verona artist, Ann Taylor an awardwinning watercolorist who finds challenge in interpreting a wide variety of subjects, frequently utilizing water as a compositional element. Her love of color and light is evident in most of her paintings. 2-4pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-994-1597. (continued on page 30) FREE ESTIMATES



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“350 Years of New Jersey History” Presentation Michael Aaron Rockland’s presentation will focus on the13 events he considers most significant during these many years. Followed by a lively debate. This is the first in a series of programs celebrating the 350th New Jersey Anniversary taking place on the second Sunday of the month through June. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15.

“End of Winter” Concert Celebrating 31 years of providing music to the residents of Essex County and the surrounding area. This free concert is great for the whole family. Free. 3-4:30pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, Park St. at Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-744-1454.

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Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early ‘90s, he was the only one not to wear a hat and the only one to dip into bluesy Southern rock. Consequently, he developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Special guest Lyndsey Highlander has a style all her own, powered by massive vocal chops, soothing falsettos, and intimate story telling. 7pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Monday, March 10 Brain Health – Ready, Set, Go! Without being fed and nurtured the brain begins to breakdown. Learn how stimulation, exercise, nutrition and mind play a role for its health. Discuss neurobehavioral disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, dementias, depression, anxiety and how these can be affected. Two sessions through March 17. 7:30-9pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

Creative Container Gardening The Garden Club of Montclair presents Barbara Pierson of White Flower Farm. Barbara will share the endless possibilities for creating stunning container gardens from the tried and true to the newest plant introductions. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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Meetings recur the second Tuesday of each month. 6:30-8pm. Wombkeepers OB/GYN Maternity Wellness Center, 109 Valley Rd., Montclair. 510-825-1251.

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A safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Monthly. Call to arrange a drop off, get directions or inquire about other dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Wednesday, March 12 The West Essex Art Association Meeting

Featuring a demonstration by Montclair artist, Janet Boltax. Janet will be doing an oil portrait demonstration from the model, and will speak about several contemporary portrait painters who have influenced her work. The meeting and demonstration is free and open to all artists and interested parties. Coffee & networking at 7:30. Program 8 -9:30pm. Crane’s Mill Town Square, Activity Room, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 973-239-5005.

Are you moody, irritable and restless? Have the Winter Blues stressed you out? Join Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman, and experience how she uses guided visualization, chimes and your breath to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of being. 8-9pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s office at 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857 -9090.

Wednesday Matinee “Singin’ in the Rain” Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Silent movies are giving way to Talking Pictures—and a hoofer-turnedmatinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition. This musical masterwork is one of the greatest and most successful films ever made. (1951, 103 minutes) 1pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2288.

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See the Grammy Award-winning group The Oak Ridge Boys sing their greatest hits. The group sings distinctive four-part harmonies and has their roots in gospel, rock and roll, blues, and country music. 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

NJSO - Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms Celtic Nights expertly weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of a people. In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

See Grammy Award-winning artist and one of the highest-selling female artists in Country music history. Also, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and now a Food Network star, Trisha Yearwood has a habit of surpassing expectations. 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

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Free Community Workshop An essential information session for parents of college-bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group, 6:30pm. Registration suggested. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 888-802-2740.

The Irish Rovers: Farewell To Rovin’ With wit, a wink and a smile, The Irish Rovers embark on their farewell tour in 2014. Enjoy their irrepressible Irish charm and songs that have captivated audiences since 1964! 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

The Mapping and Mastery of Your Inner World An innovative guide to self empowerment presented by Dr. Tamara Sofair-Fisch, who has developed a way for people to understand the composition or structure of their inner world. This allows them to understand their strengths and deficits, and allows for a plan on developing personal empowerment. 7pm. Registration required. Dr. Tamara Sofair-Fisch, 395 Pleasant Valley Way, (in the Consult Realty Office suite) West Orange. 201-341-1219.

Friday, March 14 Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner

Lou Gramm, former lead singer and songwriting partner for Foreigner performs in a greatest-hits benefit for guitarist Slick Aguilar of Jefferson Starship fame. Special guest Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Starship. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Cassandra Wilson And Harriet Tubman Present Black Sun

Black Sun bridges the worlds of jazz, pop, and rock, as it melds the cultures of Ms. Wilson’s native Mississippi and Tubman’s native New York while connecting them back to Africa.8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Unforgettable laser show, songs played from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Meddle and Momentary Lapse of Reason. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 877-935-5668.

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Jazz in the Loft: The Vince Ector Quartet

Faith Quest 2014 An Adult Religious Education Lenten Program. Each week a speaker from the Christian community will address topics in Prayer & Spirituality, Sacred Scripture and Faith in Practice. Also March 26, April 2&9. 7:309pm. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 28 Livingston Ave., Roseland. 973-226-7288.

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Come to MAM for an hour-log, drop-in gallery program for children 5 and up and their adult companions. Explore and discuss artworks and engage in fun activities in MAM’s galleries and sculpture garden. 2-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. Cesar Millan reveals the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions. Be amazed and inspired by the simplicity with which Cesar’s way can bring harmony and balance into you and your dog’s lives. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

Saturday, March 15 The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform Swan Lake Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, this enchanting story follows a heroic young prince as he labors to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil sorcerer’s spell. Filled with colorful costumes and backed by a sweeping score, Swan Lake is considered one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. 7:30pm. Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-4081.

Tour of the Planets Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in the Tour of the Planets series you’ll see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell. Ages 6 and up. 3pm. Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall, CCM Randolph, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076.

The Fab Faux Perform The Fab Faux is a musical tribute band performing the works of The Beatles. The band is committed to performing live what they feel would be an accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, often performing material The Beatles never played live. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 877-935-5668.

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Storyteller Julie Pasqual returns to Milk & Cookies with a fun, engaging program full of movement and audience participation. She shares beloved folktales starring some of our favorite furry (and not-so-furry) friends. Free. 10am & Noon. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Jen Vonstein Acrylic Workshop Jen Vonstein will teach you all about the great Atelier Interactive products to enhance your acrylic painting experience and you will have an opportunity to try the paints and mediums. 1-3pm. Reservations suggested. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., # 506a, West Orange. 973-669-0995. www.jerry’


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Laura Winslow will call the contras and Contra Rebels will play the music tonight. Sponsored by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes.Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. Listeners are welcome. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864 or

Comedian Amy Schumer makes her State Theatre debut with her new Comedy Central tour, Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour! 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Richard Thompson Performs

Richard Thompson is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Richard’s son Teddy Thompson opens the evening. 8pm also March, 16 at 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Arts Institute Business Workshop This one-day intensive workshop conducted by the Arts Business Institute is designed to help you launch and/or grow your art business into a sustainable career by selling your work wholesale throughout the United States to galleries, shops, museum stores, and more. After the workshop, private critique/consultations are available by pre-scheduled appointment, bring samples or photos of your work.9am-3pm. Arts Institute Business Workshop, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Based on the beloved book by Laura Numeroff Joffee, when a rather demanding mouse in coveralls wearing a backpack shows up in a curious boy’s kitchen one day, the boy soon finds himself figure skating on scrub brushes, wrestling a boa constrictor, and climbing mountains.11am. Centenary Stage Co., 400 Jefferson St., Hacketstown. 908-979-0900.

Sunday, March 16 Michael Dubois Solo Circus A fast paced, audience interactive variety show featuring an all-original presentation of magic, juggling, mentalism, circus & sideshow stunts all wrapped in a blanket of comedy. 2pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 715 Grand Ave., Hacketstown. 908-979-0900.

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly It’s not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school! But luckily for Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly, and Sassy Spider, every creature finds its special talent. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Livingston Arts Association Demonstration Judith Leeds, noted artist, will present a pastel demonstration using a live model. 2pm. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749. (continued on page 38)

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Purim @ Temple Sholom of West Essex Celebrate Purim with a family Megillah reading service starting at 10am followed by a Purim Carnival at 11am. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their parents for games, lunch & fun. Reservations are required. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Luck O’ The Farm Join in a celebration of the Irish who worked at Fosterfields during the late 19th and 20th century. Help with farm and domestic ‘chores’ that the employees performed. Discover Irish traditions, culture and music. Learn to dance an Irish jig, and create a family-friendly craft. Noon 4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Monday, March 17

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Tiffany Glass Presentation

See the exciting Irish dance spectacular, featuring 18 world-class step dancers, created and assembled by Gregg Senko and former dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Justin Boros. 3pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Paul Doros, noted Tiffany historian and author of the just published book, “The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany,” will survey the life of Tiffany and the history of his various enterprises, followed by a discussion of the glass objects inspired by Tiffany and created by his gifted craftsmen. Silent Auction to benefit the VSA Scholarship Fund. 8pm.Presented by The Victorian Society in America Northern New Jersey Chapter. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair. 973.744.5916.

Tuesday, March 18 Spring Line Unveiling Bliss Activewear in Millburn invites you to the unveiling of its spring line of upscale women’s athletic wear that takes you from workout to walkout. Runs through March 22. Bliss Activewear, 315C Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-258-0110.

Starlight on Stage Enjoy chamber music in the round as you sit onstage surrounding the performers. Cello and Piano sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

Beyond Matzah—Cooking for Passover Learn to understand the rules of keeping a traditional Pesach. Enjoy a fabulous cooking class, and go home with a wealth of recipes to add warmth and yum to your Passover. Ages 13 and up. 6-8pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-3950.

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Wednesday, March 19 Huey Lewis & The News Perform

Rock of Ages Musical A full-out, hold-onto-your-hairspray celebration of the great rock music of the 80s. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl meets a big city rocker in L.A.’s most famous club where they fall in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

“Spring Emerging” Flower Arranging Workshop Huey Lewis and the News is an American pop rock band that had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Re-create a vignette of the forest floor in early spring at this appropriately named workshop. Please bring your own flower arranging clippers and a shallow box to carry your arrangement home. All other materials supplied. 1-3:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Support Circle with Sue Waldman

“BLACK & WHITE” Gallery Show

Have you been wanting to make some changes in life? Feel stuck or unmotivated? Join life coach and psychotherapist, Sue Waldman in a new support group for women that will help you break free of what is holding you back from what you want to create in life. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s office at 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857-9090.

The Arts Council of Livingston Gallery is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a new show, “BLACK & WHITE”. The gallery, represents local and metropolitan area artists. All the original work, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry as well as art glass and ceramic pieces are for sale. Runs through May 24. ACL Gallery, 2110 Town Center Way, Livingston. 973-650-6374.

Thursday, March 20 The Secret Quilt Code of the Underground Railroad See actual antique quilts used by slaves to gain freedom via the Underground Railroad in this factual and historical program. Mendham Township Library, 2 W. Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Amateur Photographers International Exhibit Some 400 images representing the best work of amateur photographers from around the world will be on view in a program sponsored by the Essex Photo Club. The pictures are the best of the 2,500 entries in the recent worldwide competition sponsored by the Ridgewood Camera Club. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell.

Monthly Meeting Verona Park Conservancy’s monthly meeting 7:30pm. The VPC is a public non-profit organization of volunteers working with Essex County to maintain and improve Verona Park. All interested persons welcome. Verona Park Boathouse, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona. (continued on page 40)



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Child Development Seminar

The Marshall Tucker Band

Although children learn and grow in different ways, learning about child developmental milestones can serve as a basis for selecting learning materials, resources, programs and activities that interest your children and promote their growth. 7-8:30pm. Free childcare available. Glenfield Middle School, Montclair, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

College Admissions Workshop Topics: Conquering College Admissions and Costs & Control the process and make it work for you! Mr. Charles Feiner and Mrs. Judith Krafchick have helped hundreds of students get into the college of their choice. Between them, they have over 5 decades of high school and college experience. 7pm. Also March 23, 11am. Private house, call for reservations. Montclair. 973-652-8971.

Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Special guest The Great Fraud. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Drumming Circle

Spyro Gyra 35th Anniversary Tour

By definition, drum circles are places where one explores possibilities. As you create this music you experience many feelings while contributing to something bigger than yourself. The group sits in a circle and together participates in a variety of facilitated activities. The unity of the drum circle is both spiritual and healing. 7-9pm.Free. Registration required. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

Spyro Gyra celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of “Morning Dance,” its monster 1979 crossover pop hit. This jazz fusion band known for its Caribbeantinged jazz-pop melodies shows little sign of slowing down. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

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Henson Alternative’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored Henson puppeteers are unleashed in this live, outrageous, adults-only comedy-variety show. Anything can happen when expert puppeteers improvise songs and sketches based on your suggestions! This is not your average night at the improv. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

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Suzanne Vega Performs Featuring an all African-American cast, one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals is revived in an exciting new concert version. 8pm. Also March, 22 3pm & 8pm and March, 23 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

NJSO Presents Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation , Suzanne Vega is touring as a duo with her amazing guitarist Gerry Leonard (David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Chris Botti, etc) in support of her new album, “Songs of Family.” 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Eric Wyrick steps into the spotlight with Strauss’ heartfelt violin concerto, written while the composer was in his teens. Romantic-era composer Goldmark’s carefree overture promises to be a delightful discovery, while Shostakovich’s stirring Fifth mingles tragedy and triumph in an unforgettable creation. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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It’s Mozart meets Lady Gaga. The all-male 20-something string quartet features classical musicians who sing putting their own vocal and musical spin on the works of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and more. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Jersey-born Sommore, “The Diva of Contemporary Comedy,” hosts an evening of laughs, with appearances by comedians Bill Bellamy, Tommy Davidson and Tony Rock. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Saturday, March 22 La Nuit des Rêves or The Night of Dreams Gala Guests will explore the amazing spaces of the behind-the-scenes facility as well as bid on the spectacular silent auction. Afterwards, guests will enter the “Grand Ballroom” for more libations, dessert, coffee and a star-studded cabaret performance. 6:30pm. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Support Facility, 3 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park. 973-845-6732.

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Richard and Lucy performed together in the acclaimed folk “supergroup” Cry, Cry, Cry. Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and two live recordings havebeen revered by critics and fans alike. Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, blending country, folk and pop styles. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Salute to Great Women Composers Join Maestro Istvan Jaray and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in their “Salute to Great Women Composers” Scheduled works include Towers’ ‘ Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman’ and Beach’s ‘Gaelic Symphony.’ The concert will also feature 2014’s Young Artist Competition Winner performing the ‘Lalo Cello Concerto’ with the orchestra. 7:30pm. Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive Livingston. 973-980-1809.

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Treat your child and their favorite doll to a special afternoon. Kids and dolls are encouraged to dress in their most adored spring outfits. A traditional High Tea will be served and a complimentary doll hair salon will be open for pampering. Boutiques will also be available for your shopping pleasure. 3-5pm. Registration required no tickets sold at door. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-7485459.

NJPAC’s jazz brunch series hosts Newark-born vocalist Antoinette Montague, a jazz singer who moves effortlessly between gutsy blues and hushed romantic ballads. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, Nico’s Kitchen & Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5875.


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Film Screening A Town Called Panic (Panique au village). Three plastic toys scramble to rebuild their house after its accidental destruction. Standing in their way are mechanical penguins, parachuting cows, and gigantic waffles…the usual obstacles. Ages 8 and up. 3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Over her 30-year career, Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place as one of America’s most respected recording artists, prolific songwriters and captivating performers. In her newest venture, Merchant performs intimate songs accompanied by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra Ensemble. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

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Sunday Comics The Special Guest will be nationally touring comic Johnny Watson. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Reservations are recommended. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-731-2967. (continued on page 47)

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How They Can Help, How They Work


ach year, thousands of Americans volunteer for clinical trials. Not only can they personally benefit from such participation, but they can also play a critical role in helping others by contributing to the development of potentially life-enhancing or lifesaving treatments.

What is a Clinical Trial? Clinical trials typically examine new ways to detect, diagnose or treat disease and whether they are safe and effective for patients. Such studies may look at a new drug, device or technique that can potentially prevent, delay, improve or even cure an illness or condition. In some cases, clinical trials compare interventions or evaluate other uses for existing modalities or the effects of combining therapies.


PARTICIPATE? If you’re considering participating in a clinical trial, speak with your physician and make sure you have the necessary information to make an informed decision. Among the questions you should ask are: • What is being studied? • What treatments will I receive, and are there possible risks and side effects? • Will tests and procedures be involved? • What will be expected of me as a participant?

• Where is the trial taking place and will I have to be hospitalized? • How long will the study take? • Who is conducting the trial and what is their experience? • How will my safety be ensured?


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The aim of all clinical trials is to discover methods that improve patients’ lives and, in fact, most medical advancements have been made through clinical trials. People who choose to take part have the opportunity to receive novel and cutting-edge treatment approaches that would otherwise not be available to them; and they do so often at no cost, while benefiting from more regular care and follow-up as well as such additional support services as counseling and nutrition. Many trial participants become involved through referrals from their physicians, but some learn about and seek out investigations on their own. Researchers conduct clinical trials according to a protocol (or research plan) that has been approved and monitored by an institutional review board made up of health professionals and lay individuals affiliated with the study site. This “map” includes the reason for and length of the study, the number of participants and eligibility criteria, when and how medications, tests and procedures will be administered, as well as the data that will be collected.

Eligibility, Informed Consent & Enrollment A critical part of the clinical trial process is determining eligibility, whereby criteria are set to ensure that only participants best suited for a particular study are enrolled and that they will be safe throughout the duration of the trial. Criteria are usually based on factors such as gender, age and medical and treatment history, and may exclude people who are living with other pre-existing medical conditions, are on certain medications, or are in particular stages of an illness. Once eligibility is established, patients must give their informed consent. This requires that they sign legal documents indicat-

ing they have been given a detailed explanation of the study, fully understand any potential risks and benefits, and know what is expected of them as a participant. In cases where a patient is cognitively impaired, a family member or friend can help make decisions and ensure that study parameters are followed. It is important to note that enrollment in a study is kept confidential and that participants can choose to withdraw at any time.

Study Structure & Funding

II, investigators evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a drug or treatment in individuals with the condition for which it has been designed. Phase III compares the study drug or treatment with the standard drug or treatment. When a trial continues to demonstrate a drug or treatment’s benefit, researchers may seek FDA approval to move into Phase IV to examine long-term safety and effectiveness, with the ultimate aim of bringing the drug or treatment to the public. Most trials that enter advanced phases are randomized, doubleblind investigations. In these studies, patients are selected randomly to receive either the treatment being evaluated (as part of the treatment group) or the standard treatment or a placebo (as part of the control group). Placebos do not contain any active ingredients and thus do not have any real effect. To ensure impartial results, neither the participants nor the researchers are told who is assigned to which group.

Led by a principal investigator (usually a physician) who oversees a research team of health care professionals, clinical trials can be conducted in a variety of locations, including hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics. Funding for clinical trials typically comes from pharmaceutical companies, academic The aim of all clinical trials is to discover medical centers, private methods that improve patients’ lives and, organizations and Federal agencies, such as the Nain fact, most medical advancements have tional Institutes of Health.

To access a listing of clinical trials worldwide, visit and And if you’re considering participating in a clinical trial, speak with your physician and make sure you have the necessary information

been made through clinical trials. The entire process, from the laboratory to the marketplace, can take many years and is frequently marked by different phases, all regulated and approved to make an informed decision. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In Phase 1, a drug or treatment is administered for the first time to a small number of For more information:,, participants to identify appropriate doses and side effects. In Phase medlineplus/clinicaltrials.html.

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osmetic surgery and procedures have been on the rise and are no longer limited to the rich and famous, especially treatments such as fillers, which are much more accessible to the average person than in years past. Since injections or operations may seem intimidating to many people who want to appear years younger, Dr. Janet Neigel of the Neigel Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in West Orange works hard to ensure a pleasant experience and quick recovery for her patients.

Q: Within the scope of your practice, what do you specialize in? A: I am a board-certified ophthalmologist; therefore I do a

lot of reconstructive work on the eyelids, tear ducts and sockets. I also do cosmetic treatments and surgery and I train other doctors how to use Botox and fillers.

Q: In your experience, what do you find are the top concerns of prospective patients? A: Typically patients are concerned with puffy or tired

looking eyes along with loss of volume in the face. Their biggest concern is down time therefore we focus on their main concerns address those first and create a cosmetic treatment plan for them to proceed according to their lifestyle.

Q: What changes have you seen in the field of cosmetic surgery? A: Facelifts are a little different than they were 20 years

ago when everything was pulled back. Now we look at the face in three dimensions. In places where the fat, bone and volume diminish or where the face is caving in, we reinflate the face and get the cheek apple back by contouring with dermal fillers.


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Q: Where do you perform your surgical procedures? A: I have a private operating room with the nicest nurses on

staff. Between the OR and the office, I have about a dozen employees, and we want patients to feel like they have received the best service they have ever had.

Q: Do you have a lot of patients who are interested in nonsurgical procedures as well? A: Yes. We do a lot of fillers, lasers and Botox treatments, as well

as “lunchtime treatments” where you come in, have it done and go back to work and no one knows you had anything done. Fillers are instant gratification. We can put them in and you can see instantly how you look. Most fillers last six months to one year, but there are new products that can last up to two years.

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Mason Jennings Performs

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Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings blends the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest singer, and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock & roller’s passion. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble is widely recognized and acclaimed by the University and the general public for its energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances. Presented by Seton Hall University Arts Council as part of the Jazz ‘n the Hall Concert Series. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Ethics Discussion Discussion Leader: Leonard Werner Mondays, noon -12:50pm. Life Long Learning Institute, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3543.

Branding Your Business: What’s Behind A Name? The name of your company is crucial to your brand. How do you develop a name that communicates the core of what you do without being too wordy, too long, too descriptive and boring? 7:30-9:30pm. Adult School of Montclair, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

Tuesday, March 25 The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites Follow the wonderful adventures of a tiny caterpillar as he progresses to a butterfly in this delightful tale. Plus other tales, including “Little Cloud” and “The Mixed-up Chameleon.” 12:15 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

If you are a Counselor, Social Worker or Therapist and want to learn how to set up a full time private practice, Sue Waldman will be teach you the tools of the trade. She is celebrating 20 years in practice. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s office at 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857-9090.

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Tiny Tour Join a stroller-friendly Tiny Tour through MAM’s Galleries to discover an engaging artistic environment for our youngest museumgoers. Socialize with other adults while learning about art, your child’s development and aesthetic preferences. Pre-toddlers and caregivers. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.


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Beatrix Farrand Rediscovered

Garden Discoveries: Birds and Nests

Crystal Bowersox Performs

Beatrix Farrand, America’s first female landscape architect, is brought to life in a dramatic performance by Colleen Plimpton. Based in Connecticut, Ms. Plimpton is a popular garden lecturer and author. Her performance is followed by a delightful tea. Registration required. 1-2pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

The Old South and Slavery Discussion These classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and handson activities and specimens. Ages 3-5. 1-2pm. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Class Leader: Don Hanson Wednesdays, noon12:50pm. Life Long Learning Institute, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-354.

Crystal’s emotive folk-rock-country style has been catapulted from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago to millions of homes across America when she placed second Season 9 of American Idol. Special guest Clara Lofaro. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Vanbrunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Thursday, March 27 Jay Mohr Performs

Rescue Your Resume: Rewrite, Revise and Ready Yourself

Keb’ Mo’ Performs

Be ready when opportunity knocks by learning how to create, tweak and update your resume, tailoring it to specific job opportunities. Learn to market yourself by highlighting your best accomplishments and presenting/reinventing your skills set to get to the top of the pile. Three sessions through April 9. 7-8:30pm. Glenfield Middle School, Montclair, 25 Maple Ave., Montclair. 973-746-6636.

The Civil War Era Discussion Speaker: Eugene Lieber Friday, 10 -11:30am. Alumni Hall, Life Long Learning Institute, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3543.

Following in the tradition of the great Mississippi Delta bluesmen, Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ fuses blues with pop, rock, folk and jazz to use the power of music to convey the human experience. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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News and Views Moderator: Anita Gordon Fridays, 1:15-2:30pm. Life Long Learning Institute, Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3543.

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Spend an evening that’s sure to be “Wonderful, Wonderful,” with the man dubbed “the world’s most romantic singer.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Ralphie May Performs

Menu highlights: grilled margarita chicken wings; classic spinach and artichoke dip; caramelized onion dip and crispy pita chips; white chicken chili; smokey chipotle cornbread; ice cream sandwich cookies. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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James Maddock Special guest Michaela McClain. 8pm. Outpost in the Burbs, The Unitarian Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.


Tot Shabbat Service This service is tailored to very young children and their families. Celebrating March birthdays, a small gift will be given to birthday children. Following services there will be a pizza dinner. Free. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-7016.


READY FOR SUMMER! Enjoy a wonderful evening of Americana and Roots music.8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. (continued on page 50)

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This sizzling performance combines explosive Taiko drumming, innovative choreography and extraordinary athleticism into a dynamic new take on an ancient Asian art form. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.mayoarts,org

Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. 8pm.
 SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Bowfire Performs A string ensemble of world-renowned musicians takes audiences on a journey that moves seamlessly from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Celtic to rock.8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Saturday, March 29 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Performs

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Deana Martin is an influential singer, actor, and performer and the very proud daughter of iconic entertainer, Dean Martin. Her show, Deana Sings Dino, features Deana and her quintet performing Dean Martin and Rat Pack hits. 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

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Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlioz’s monumental “Symphonie fantastique.” 8:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Grab your camping gear and set out into the woods for this funfilled family adventure—a musical adaptation of the award-winning children’s book from author Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Sunday, March 30

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Piano Reflections

This will be a special mash-up of stand-up and improv comedy. Special guest is the Dumb Kids in the Back improv troupe. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Reservations are recommended. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-731-2967.

Fei-Fei Dong, recent Finalist of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, presents an exciting program of imagery, color, and emotion, featuring solo piano works by three composers spanning nearly 300 years of musical evolution. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson

Monday March 31

Sunday Comics “5th Sunday Mash-up”

Taste of Essex 2014 A unique dining experience for anyone who wants to enjoy the cuisine from the outstanding restaurants in Essex County. Dozens of restaurants will be showcasing their best dishes for attendees to taste. Awards will be presented for best appetizer, best entree and best dessert. Sponsored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce. 6-9pm Wilshire Grand Hotel & Ballroom, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-226-5500. Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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topped with a delicate quail egg. We also enjoyed a hearty, grown-up Mac N Cheese flecked with short rib meat, available as an $11 appetizer or a $7 side.

Although it was Dennis Lukic’s granddaughter who came up with the name, in a touch of serendipity, a liqueur that carries that name has roots in the former country of Yugoslavia—as does the Lukic family.

Lukic continued on a roll with his entrees. The $25 fall-off-the-bone Short Ribs, served with mashed sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts, have proved to be a crowd pleaser, as have the $31 signature Lobster Bolognese, smoked lobster served on twists of house-made spaghettini with ricotta salata (ricotta cheese that has been pressed, salted and dried) shaved over the dish.

pen since August and owned by Chef Chris Lukic and his father, Dennis, The Yellow Plum is a classy gem. Its modern looks feature cream walls, dark wood framing, and specially commissioned, brightly bold modern art. The main dining area is bracketed by a private dining room and a quiet bar area.

Chef Lukic, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, has most recently worked with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, as well as stints with other notable names, and his creative flair became immediately apparent— courtesy of the appetizers. Even though winter reigned outdoors, the $10 Watermelon Salad brought a tantalizing touch of spring to the table. Here, sweet watermelon cubes met briny Kalamata olives with a hint of cilantro and bits of feta cheese to finish. Two fat and meaty prawns, $14, brought New Orleans to the table. Slightly blackened, cooked with a spicy sweet sauce and served with chive mayonnaise, the prawns were spectacularly good. A popular appetizer from the 70s returned with the $12 Steak Tartare. Only the freshest prime beef is finely ground, then mixed with a tarragon-pepper aioli and

The outstanding Sea Bass, $30, was served with spinach and cribiche, a mayonnaise-style sauce made with egg yolks— typical of Lukic’s sophisticated touches. A first for me, accompanying the sea bass was the intriguingly described “fried-poached” egg—actually a perfectly poached egg peeled and rolled in crispy panko crumbs. If you’re inclined to order one of the $7 sides to complement your entree, I strongly recommend the five-star addictive Ancho Fries, without a doubt the best fries I’ve sampled. Even after a full dinner, Yellow Plum’s desserts were irresistible. The mousse-like Chocolate Pot de Crème, $9, was smoothly dark and rich, while the famous $9 Fried Brownies, served with peanut butter ice cream, were more like chocolate zeppoles, scoring high in the “Wow” factor. Dessert cocktails and after dinner ports are available, and the restaurant carries a nice selection of wines and craft beers. A prix fixe dinner is available Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm for $35.

Yellow Plum 1099 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-893-3681

With this new venture, Chef Lukic is definitely spreading his wings with creative flair and attention to detail, taking pride that everything is made in house, “even the pickles for the hamburgers,” he said. It’s hard to resist such dedication and talent.

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Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli 400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-898-0900 Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not Kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State,” you’ll be sure to leave satisfied. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO.

BLOOMFIELD Senorita’s Mexican Grill 285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

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Lunch: Mon-Fri Noon-3pm Dinner: Tues-Thu 3-10pm, Fri & Sat 3-11:30pm

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With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, familyfriendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

Yellow Plum 1099 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-893-3681 • Contemporary new american cuisine in a casual setting. Hand crafted specialty cocktails, seasonal patio dining and full bar. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC

CALDWELL OCHA Restaurant 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.

- Zagat Survey


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









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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

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill 118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500

Cucina Calandra

Rare, The Steakhouse

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield • 973-575-7720

440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 •

Cucina Calandra is a family friendly restaurant featuring a menu emphasizing Sicilian Southern Italian cooking. Offering traditional pastas, Sicilian-style thick crust pan pizza and meats prepared over custom-made open wood mesquite grill. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante 1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls • 973-785-4255

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly Italian restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and open wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN (continued on page 56)

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Sauteed Fish Filet with Fresh Ginger & Scallion

Best Chinese Restaurant for 5 Consecutive Years

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LIVINGSTON Drink Specials All Week for St. Patrick’s Day Catch Every MARCH MADNESS Game at Our Upstairs Bar

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 Take Out and Delivery Available

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels!

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

Ritz Diner 72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston • 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949

Thanks to our customers, we are 4-Time Gold Medal Winners.

The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Home of the Handmade Bagel

Thavma Mediterranean Grill Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Baked Fresh Daily • Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas • Party Platters Available

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston • 973-992-8999

Order Ea Green Bag rly – St. Patrick els for ’s Day

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, NR, H, MCC, TO

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The Best of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine Char-grilled baby octopus, red onion, cubanelle, Dijon Ladolemono, balsamic drizzle

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838


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• Local Delivery Service • Lunch and Dinner Specials • Catering Available March 2014

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D






La Pastaria

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 •

33 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland 973-364-8277 •

327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 •

Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Palazzo is open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

ORANGE Star Tavern 400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336

A Roman trattoria serving truly authentic, gourmet Italian cuisine and Roman-style pizzas. The menu is crafted from all naturally-grown foods sourced locally whenever possible and imported from artisians in Italy. At Rezza, every ingredient matters. BYO, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO (continued on page 58)

this spring, enjoy local fresh dishes at lu nello Acclaimed Chef Louis Seger of Lu Nello Restaurant in Cedar Grove has been preparing his menus with fresh local ingredients for years. He has taken his passion for local food to the next level by using the Lu Nello Farm in New Jersey for the restaurant’s produce.. Reserve your next family gathering or celebration at Lu Nello in one of our intimate private rooms. For more information contact our Event Coordinator, Chris Antonelli at 973-837-1660

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

A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD

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UPPER MONTCLAIR TS Ma Chinese Cuisine 199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-509-8878

Live Entertainment • Irish Food & Drink Specials Prizes & Giveaways

T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Threetime 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

VERONA Verona Inn 624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544 • Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays— to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP




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“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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Gennaro’s Cucina

Highlawn Pavilion

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell • 973-287-6307

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 •

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

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

Fresh | Unique | Authentic

BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation 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 MN: Menu on Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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Pork Tacos guacamole & salsa

Fried Mozzarella with fra diavolo

Philly Cheese Steak Eggroll

Chorizo Meatballs with queso fresco

Slider pork, beef or short rib

Shortrib Quesadillas with avocado & salsa

Arancini red pepper sauce

Fried Oysters with remoulade

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Fingers

Mussels with white wine, herbs & lemon

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homes were sold in January, which was down 38% compared with December, but up 21% compared with January, 2013 The drop in sales was steepest for properties over $1MM, which were down 73% vs. December and 25% vs a year earlier. The average sales price was $485,900, a drop of 9% from December’s $535,300, but up 7% compared with $455,100 the previous January. The median days on market for properties that sold rose slightly, from 30 to 31. 57 homes sold during their first 30 days on the market, down 38% from December, which mirrors the overall market trend.


Address List Price Bed/Bath Sale Price 101-105 Roseland Ave, 1202 349,500 2/2 338,000 23 Fells Manor Rd 419,000 2/3.1 402,000 51 Forest Ave 599,000 5/3.1 599,000

CEDAR GROVE 102 Overlook Rd 300 Ridge Rd 46 S Mountain Ave 88 Anderson Pky 116 Lakewood Ave 48 Cedar St 30 Overlook Rd 23 Lakewood Ave 82 Stevens Ave 31 Rockledge Pl

259,000 299,000 359,900 389,900 389,900 432,500 449,999 475,000 485,000 539,900

3/1 3/3 3/2 5/2 3/1.1 3/2 4/2.1 3/2 4/1.1 3/2.1

281,900 315,000 355,000 390,000 397,000 421,500 445,000 465,000 465,000 515,000




34 Snowden Pl 879,900 11 Mitchell Pl 799,000 379 Ridgewood Ave 1,275,000 376 Ridgewood Ave 1,850,000

207,000 329,900

3/1.1 2/1

195,000 305,000


3/1 3/1.1 3/3 3/3.2 2/2.1 4/1.2 4/2.1 4/3.1 7/3.1 4/3.2

123,500 390,000 549,000 575,000 585,000 650,000 825,000 855,000 860,000 868,850

ESSEX FELLS 43 Hawthorne Rd

FAIRFIELD 320 Horseneck Rd 19 Laurel Pl

GLEN RIDGE 9 Midland Ave 25 Willow St 117 Glen Ridge Ave 41 Forest Ave 85 Park Ave, 203 12 Forest Ave 340 Ridgewood Ave 524 Ridgewood Ave 60 Highland Ave 7 Mitchell Pl

199,000 399,900 549,000 559,000 600,000 599,000 749,000 759,000 800,000 785,000


103 Keyes Rd 148 Madison Ct 15 S Cedar Pky 26 Sycamore Ter 95 Martin Rd 18 Mounthaven Dr 26 Pine Valley Rd 27 Broadlawn Dr 41 Baker Rd 18 Pine Valley Rd 5 Bellcourt Pl 11 Bellcourt Pl 1 Bellcourt Pl

285,000 459,900 489,000 549,945 535,000 549,977 639,000 589,000 639,000 655,000 760,000 859,210 861,185

6/4.1 5/2.2 6/3.1 5/3.1

880,000 933,500 1,200,000 1,825,000

3/1.1 3/1.1 4/1.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/3.1 4/2.1 3/3.1 3/2.2 3/2.2 3/2.2

270,000 450,000 477,000 500,000 536,000 540,000 625,000 632,000 648,000 648,000 768,455 814,830 824,080

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100 Shrewsbury Dr 874,500 22 Stoneham Dr 998,000 8 Ross Rd 1,500,000

5/3.2 4/4 5/5.1

865,000 1,082,000 1,500,000

1/1 1/1 2/2 3/1 2/1 2/1 2/2 2/1 2/1 5/2 2/2 5/2.1 3/3 4/2.1 6/2 9/4.1

127,000 127,250 175,000 185,000 250,000 252,000 278,900 296,500 300,000 320,000 421,500 460,000 485,000 585,000 677,400 725,000

299,000 799,000 789,000

2/1.1 4/3.1 5/3.1

343,000 769,000 775,000





15 Glenridge Ave, 8 159,000 10 Crestmont Rd, 3L 149,000 10 Crestmont Rd, 3C 189,000 12 Willowmere Ave 165,900 415 Claremont, 3D 259,000 16 Forest Street, 201 259,000 361 Claremont Ave, 6107 288,900 301 Claremont Ave, 1 299,900 234 Claremont Avenue, 5 309,900 23 Elmwood Ave 299,000 5 Roosevelt Pl, 4N 419,000 20 Gardiner Pl 449,500 66 S Fullerton Ave, 6 499,000 26 Ardsley Rd 549,000 97 Montclair Ave 619,000 15 Rockledge Rd 750,000

NORTH CALDWELL 8 Hill St 5 Summit Dr, 6 8 Oxford Rd Roseland 22-7 Roosevelt St

15 Lyons Ave Upper Montclair 2 Laurel Pl 201 Bellevue Ave, 3 8 Fernwood Pl 12 Woodmont Rd 30 Bradford Ave 178 Summit Ave 130 Heller Way 322 Highland Ave




350,000 399,900 399,000 559,000 609,000 725,000 794,900 769,000

2/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 3/2.1 4/2.2 4/2.1 4/3 5/2

350,000 405,000 435,000 549,000 609,000 720,000 800,000 830,000

741 Bloomfield Ave, J2 129,900 1 Claridge Dr, 324 154,900 12 Wedgewood Dr, 13 164,000 5 Wedgewood Dr, 101 220,000 5 Wedgewood Dr, 102 199,900 51 Cypress Ave 419,900 93 S Prospect St 399,000 83 Morningside Rd 494,000 2 Claridge Dr, 9ME 510,000 60 Hillside Ave 678,900

1/1 1/1.1 1/1 2/1 2/1 3/1.1 3/1 3/2 2/2 5/3

131,900 149,000 162,000 180,000 190,000 373,000 391,000 476,000 485,000 678,900

4/1 4/2 5/2.1 3/2.1

350,000 380,000 450,000 480,000


WEST CALDWELL 17 Knoll Ter 111 Central Ave 4 Brian Pl 138 Smull Ave

379,900 399,000 450,000 499,000

18 Taylor Dr 148 Smull Ave 18 Farrington St

519,000 515,000 525,000


17A S Valley Rd 70,000 15 Whittlesey Ave 90,300 24 Erwin Pl 168,000 10 Smith Manor Blvd, 220 169,500 130 Rollinson St 219,000 1 S Valley Rd 239,500 17 Johnson Rd 215,000 23 Fairmount Ter 244,900 123 Gregory Ave 285,000 37 Cerone Ct 239,000 19 Mt Pleasant Pl 289,000 31 Lawrence Ave 320,000 33 Kenz Ter 329,000 272 De Rose Ct 334,900 375 Digaetano Ter 330,000 24 Buckingham Rd 340,000 258 Gregory Ave 399,000 44 Walker Rd 399,000 15 Currey Ln 399,000 15 Highwood Rd 403,000 59 Beverly Rd 549,000 41 Baxter Ln 719,900 9 Coggins Ln 739,000

3/2.1 4/1.1 4/2

505,000 508,000 525,000

1/1 3/1 4/2 1/1.1 3/1 3/2.1 3/1.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 2/2 2/1 3/1.1 3/2 3/2 3/2.1 3/2 3/2 4/3.1 3/2.1 5/3.2 4/3.1 3/4.1 4/3.1

70,000 94,300 165,000 169,500 215,381 220,000 225,000 235,000 235,000 239,000 285,000 320,000 320,000 324,900 330,000 335,000 382,250 385,000 389,000 415,000 625,000 705,000 739,000

Data Source: Garden State Multiple Listing Service. Analytics powered by eLumindata. Provided by Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty Salutes our 2013 Top Performers

Susan McGarrity

Frank Conturso

Overall Top Producer, Century 21 Masters Century 21 Masters Award Emerald Award Emerald Level, NJAR Circle of Level, Quality Excellence Bronze Service Pinnacle 2013, Quality Producer Award Service Pinnacle Producer Award

Mark Burton

Lisa Verhagen

Dennis DiSabato

Patricia Popola

Bruno Marino

Lynn De Luccia

Century 21 Masters Award Ruby Level

Century 21 Masters Award Ruby Level, NJAR Circle of Excellence Bronze 2013, Quality Service Producer Award

Century 21 Masters Award Ruby Level Award

Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award

Century 21 Quality Service Producer Award

Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award

460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1050

John J. Sass, GRI Broker/Owner Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty 973-228-1050 cedar_crest


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Health, Beauty & Fitness Want The Perfect Brow? Try Threading

Relax Your Back for Better Breathing

By Rhonda L. Rivera

id you know that 50% of your breathing muscles are on your back? If you have knots and trigger points in your neck, back and shoulders, you can’t breathe well. That’s because you stop using your diaphragm, the primary muscle of respiration, and start using the muscles around your neck and upper chest instead.


he ancient Eastern art of threading is an excellent alternative to waxing eyebrows, especially for those with Rosacea, thin or sensitive skin, or who are on medications such as Retin-A that do not allow for waxing. As neither external chemicals nor heat is applied, side effects and allergic reactions with threading are virtually nonexistent.

Threading removes the hair at follicle level. The process is extremely sanitary because the thread is used once only. When done with a skilled hand, threading is a quick and painless process that offers very precise shaping of the brow. The results can last up to 6 weeks. Threading services are offered at Bala Natural Skin Care, 6 Midland Avenue, Montclair, 973-744-0028, and at The Threading Store kiosk in the Livingston Mall on the lower level by Macy’s in the Barnes & Noble wing.

Delicious Way to Enjoy Fruits & Veggies By Rhonda L. Rivera

Most of us know that you’re supposed to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. For those who need to supplement their daily fruit and vegetable intake, juice bars can be a healthy destination. When juiced, the liquid from fresh fruits and vegetables retains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals, called phytonutrients, which are found in the whole fruit. What generally is lost during the juicing process is the fiber found in the whole version. The most nutritional value for your juice comes in the form of fruits and veggies that are packed with Vitamin C and the Bs, such as leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens), kiwi, papaya, grapefruit, red bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, asparagus, garlic, parsley, beets, ginger root, cucumbers and lemons. Beware of the relatively high natural sugar content in juices, which can add unexpected calories to your diet. Juice bars are popping up all around Montclair. Check out Asana House, 127 Valley Road #1, Montclair, 973-744-1500,; Manhattan Juice Bar & Cafe, 212 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, 973-744-4100, and HLS Juice Bar & Grill, 387 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, 973-337-8925,


Try these 3 simple steps to breathe better from Trina Altman, Integrated Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Trainer and international presenter at yoga & fitness conferences. 1. Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor. Support your head with a pillow or blanket if necessary. Place one hand on your belly and one hand on your ribcage. As you inhale, feel movement underneath your hands. 2. Take 2 tennis or therapy balls and place them on either side of your spine at the bra strap/heart rate monitor strap level. Hug yourself and lean from side to side to release tension in the muscles and fascia. Inhale, swelling your belly and ribs. Exhale attempting to flatten the balls with your breath and body weight. 3. Place the balls along your spine starting below the neck, where the bottom of a shirt collar would fall. Repeat the hug and lean motion and the inhale/exhale pattern to make the balls travel down inch by inch toward the bra strap/ heart rate monitor strap level. Keep it up until you’re able to have less tension in the neck and shoulders when you breathe.

Disclaimer: The items and ideas presented here are not endorsed by Suburban Essex Magazine. Use at your own discretion and risk.


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Looking for a supportive, family-centered environment to make the birth of your baby as worry-free as possible? Then look no further than St. Joseph’s 30-bed maternity unit. Our exceptional maternity program gives you access to the most advanced and comprehensive mother and baby care available anywhere. In fact, St. Joseph’s maternity program has once again received both the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence AwardTM and the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence AwardTM. These awards are your assurance that our quality of care and our patient safety record are second to none. Should the need arise, you will have access to genetic counseling, maternal fetal services and the Center for High Risk Pregnancy. To address any concerns you may have, there’s also a level III neonatal intensive care unit. Learn more by calling 877.757.SJHS (7547) or visiting

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

Resource Directory For more pages with links to websites, videos and special promotions, go to Acupuncture

Dr. Liang is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the NJ Board of Acupuncture. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, headache, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, tenosynovitis, and much more, and is highly recommended by her patients.

Liang Liang, MD All Care Clinic, LLC

349 E. Northfield Road, Suite 217, Livingston 973-422-0995


Dr. Buccino focuses on sports injuries, combining soft tissue techniques, rehab exercises, physiotherapy modalities, functional and therapeutic taping along with traditional chiropractic adjustments. She treats both athletes and non-athletes by addressing injured joints and muscles in a timely manner to get you back into play.

Dr. Andrea Buccino

6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 •


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Energy is always flowing inside you. Morgan Reade, L.AC. M.S., makes sure the energy flows so that your body can maintain a smooth, healthy equilibrium—free from pain and full of vitality. He applies these methods to restore balance to what ails you in the areas of Infertility, Pregnancy, Dermatology, Migraines, TMJ Acupuncture for kids (no needles!), Metabolism and Nutrition, Diabetes and Tinnitus.

NJ Advanced Acupuncture

616 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 3B, Caldwell 6 Green Village Road, Madison 201-400-2261


Nancy M. Walther, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Therapist, has experience and training focusing on both Family Therapy and Drug and Alcohol Counseling. She serves a population so often neglected and yet stigmatized in today’s world: the substance abuser and his or her family, believing both can work best together without blame and recriminations, towards a more fulfilling and peaceful life within loving and supportive relationships.

Responsible Families Nancy M. Walther

50 Northfield Ave, West Orange 201-704-6149

March 2014

Aesthetic Medicine

At the Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa, they believe that beautiful skin comes from within and must be nurtured to realize its full potential. Every patient initially consults with Dr. DeJuliis, Medical Director, for a personalized assessment of his or her skin type and individual skincare needs.

Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa

8 Hillside Ave, Suite 102, Montclair 973-338-6300


Assisted Living

The care of the elderly and disabled is the heart of this business operated by three sisters, all registered nurses from the Phillippines. Marilou, the director, uses a hands-on approach to assess and provide clients with home health caregivers tailored to their needs. The Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex believe in maintaining a person’s independence and dignity, especially in the senior years of his or her life when he or she deserves the most courtesy and respect.

Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex 14 Forest Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9090


Dr. Tina Moheb provides exceptional dental care for the entire family. Cosmetic dentistry, Oral Cancer screening, dental implants, teeth whitening, low radiation x-rays, and Invisalign®. New patients/emergencies are always welcome. Most insurances accepted.

Dr. Michael Scurti uses advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to give his patients the perfect smile. He has established a reputation for results in cosmetic dentistry that provides patients with permanent, beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.

Advanced Smiles Dental Care

Verona Dental Arts

685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-7799

184 Pompton Avenue, Verona 862-881-4251

Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Wallace is a board certified Otolaryngologist specializing in the medical and surgical evaluation of any issue involving the ears, nose and throat. He has expertise in the treatment of various disorders—Thyroid Disease, Hearing Loss, Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Voice Disorders, Nasal Obstruction and Salivary Gland Disease.

Ear, Nose & Throat Solutions of NJ Derrick I. Wallace, MD, FACS 187 Washington Ave, Suite 2i, Nutley 973-235-0090 •



Using innovative movements, science, and tools, Pearl Personal Training is committed to delivering a better quality of life. • 2,700 square-foot training facility • State-of-the-art equipment • Overhead 10 speaker sound system • 3 50" LCD HDTV wall mounted televisions • Client lounge with half kitchen and individual lockers • New modern bathroom facilities • 2 KINESIS training wall systems

Pearl Personal Training

453 Main St, 2nd Floor, Little Falls 973-837-8202




Synergy Personal Training was founded by owner Bobby Florio with the dream of providing clients with a private “non-intimidating” environment to work on fitness goals with a highly qualified and experienced professional fitness trainer. Synergy provides a friendly environment where highly skilled trainers are focused on their clients’ needs and where every clients’ program is designed specifically to meet his or her fitness goals. This is what sets Synergy apart from other clubs.

Roseland Eye Care carries the best selection of eyewear. The caring staff will go above and beyond to ensure every client receives glasses that best suit their needs, from fashion, to function, as well as budget.

Synergy Fit

Roseland Eye Care

195 Fairfield Ave, Suite 3B, West Caldwell 973-865-3384 •

Plastic Surgeon

178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-228-2424

Plastic Surgeon


Eye Care & Wear is a family business committed to their customers, patients and community. Dr. Rustagi, a Board Certified Optometrist, will perform a thorough eye exam and take the time to discuss all your treatment options. With the best in optometry and optician services, state-of-the-art technology, and that personal touch, they promise to make you feel right at home and put a smile on your face.

Upper Montclair Eye Care & Wear 51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-5255 •

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Spiro is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, face and body fat grafting, non-surgical facial rejuvenation by Botox and cosmetic fillers, non-surgical fat reduction by Coolsculpting, and breast cancer reconstruction.

Spiro Plastic Surgery Scott A. Spiro, MD

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 West Orange 973-736-5907 •

Aces leads the way in advanced orthopaedic techniques and non-surgical options that can help you maintain a better quality of life. It is the only orthopaedic practice in NJ with four women physicians. Most insurances accepted. Network Provider for Workman’s Compensation injuries. Aces also has offices in Cliffside Park, Paramus, Union City, Hoboken and Manhattan.

Aces Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1255 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-842-2100 •

Vein Treatment

The Vein Institute was the first in New Jersey devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins. Its top rated doctors are board certified Vascular surgeons/teachers and are considered experts in this specialty, using innovative, minimally-invasive procedures.

The Vein Institute of New Jersey at the Cardiovascular Care Group Clifton, Morristown, Springfield, Shrewsbury, Princeton, Sparta and Westfield 973-291-1987 •

The Neigel Center is a leader in the war against aging. The practice offers cosmetic surgery for the face and the body, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, as well as laser treatments and advanced medical spa services. Recognized expert in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 204 West Orange 973-325-7779 •

Personal Plastic Surgery provides exceptional and safe personal care to each patient. Dr. Sanjay Lalla has been in practice for over 15 years with wonderful results. Please take the time to view before and after pictures and the wide array of procedures offered on their website. Dr. Lalla believes in natural beauty and will help you look as great as you feel.

Personal Plastic Surgery Dr. Sanjay Lalla

383 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-324-9455 •


Weight Loss

A patient-centered, compassionate team of bariatric professionals providing comprehensive nutritional and behavioral counseling, as well as surgical weight loss options including Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery and Robotic Bariatric Surgery. Combining surgery with lifestyle modifications, long-term follow up and support, results in both substantial weight loss and subsequent reduction of most medical problems.

Bariatrx Advanced Surgical Weight Loss

230 Sherman Ave, Suite #C, Glen Ridge 973-744-8585 •

March 2014

If you really want to learn something, learn how to teach it… • Yoga Teacher Training • Private Lessons • Corporate Well-Being Programs

The American Yoga Academy Locations in West Orange and Downtown Summit 973-731-9960


PRESCHOOL Preparing for the Future By Deborah Schapiro


f you are the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not be thinking about school yet. Research has shown, however, that preschool is vitally important for a child’s future intellectual and social development. With this in mind, Suburban Essex spoke to local preschool directors to learn more about what preschools are offering children. According to Arlene Sherman, director of Shoresh, the preschool at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, “Preschool is very important for teaching children social and emotional skills such as sharing, empathy, and independence (on their level, of course). Without these skills, the children will have a much more difficult time in kindergarten.” Sherman notes that as kindergarten has become more demanding, the nature of preschool has correspondingly changed: “Kindergarten used to be all about milk and cookies; now kids are expected to enter almost knowing how to read. The trick is to prepare preschoolers for this while still making learning fun. A tremendous amount of learning can take place while they are singing, dancing and playing house.” Kiddie Academy in West Caldwell, opening at the end of March, will offer a well-developed, well-thought-out philosophy and curriculum. The school’s Life Essentials is based on a four pillars approach: developmentally appropriate curriculum, character education, technology and health and fitness. As franchise owner Jill Jones notes, “Education is very important here, but we want the children to have fun and most importantly to learn and grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.


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To ensure that the children feel at home, Kiddie Academy will offer hot meals, drinks and snacks served family style throughout the day. Jones raves about the “amazingly beautiful” physical space, “We have a wonderful outdoor playground with different sections for different age groups as well as an indoor gym for bad weather, with bikes, a basketball net and even a climbing wall.” The use of technology will be very apparent at Kiddie Academy for both educational and security purposes. “We will have numerous security cameras throughout the building, and the older students will have a SMARTboard and a computer in their classrooms and the parents will be provided webcams with safe and secure login,” said Jones. Character education is not new at Trinity Academy in Roseland. According to preschool director Sister Suzanne Janis, “We teach Catholic values on a developmentally appropriate level. We enable our students to make moral, knowledgeable, intelligent decisions, and we want them to treat each other with respect and dignity. I like to sum it up by saying that we pray, we play, we learn, and we have fun here.”

“Preschool is very important for teaching children social and emotional skills such as sharing, empathy, and independence. Without these skills, [they] will have a much more difficult time in kindergarten.”

To foster this moral learning, religion is taught along with music, art, science, math, language arts and Spanish. Other fun activities include a chick-hatching project as well as a magic show and a visit from a petting zoo. The values taught at Trinity may be timeless, but the schedule there has changed with the times. Like many preschool programs, it now offers extended hours. Gina Mariani-Chimento, director of the soon to be opened Rainbow Academy in West Caldwell, echoes these sentiments: “Preschool is so important for so many reasons. It helps children with socialization and prepares them for a lifetime of learning.” “Rainbow Academy graduates begin kindergarten with not only an academic advantage, but they also gain social, emotional and cognitive advantages.

Children are instilled with a desire to learn rather than pressure to learn. Children are engaged and learn through play and exploration” states Mariani-Chimento. Like other preschools, they use technology for both educational and security. Mariani-Chimento states, “We will have SMARTboards in our classrooms and use an electronic communication system we call ‘Tadpoles’ to communicate with parents throughout the day. Technology even plays a role in school security; parents will use a biometric finger scanner that allows them into the building, and Parentview Internet Monitoring, where they can watch their children in real time.” Even with all the changes in preschool over the past few years, one thing has remained the same: There are many excellent ones within the greater Essex County area for parents to choose from. s

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Resource Directory For more pages with links to websites, videos and special offers, go to Art Classes

The Yard School of Art offers programs for children, and teens throughout the year. Classes are offered in four semesters including an eight-week summer program. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in our professional studios from experienced teaching artists. Explore your creative self right in your own backyard. The Yard School of Art was voted #1 in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s Arts Class.

Montclair Art Museum

3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair 973-746-5555 •


This year, why not give your child a funfilled birthday party they’ll never forget! Jumpnasium handles it all so you can relax and enjoy your own party. Their facility is bright, clean and safe, and their staff is trained and enthusiastic. Jumpnasium features large moon bounce inflatables, giant slides, inflatable climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses, interactive games, toddler activities and more. Come see why we were voted #1.


204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-1700 •


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Art Classes

The Art Garage,an art school and gallery, is the home of StudioKids Art, an afterschool enrichment program that comes to your school, community center or other location with our award-winning curriculum. They offer great art classes are for teens and kids along with workshops, music concerts, birthday parties, the Super Secret Comic Book Club, and other events. Check out their summer art camp for kids and teens.

The Art Garage Home of StudioKids Art

211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 973-744-6484 •

Pediatric Dentist

Comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a fun-filled environment where patients can feel at home! • Entertainment-themed office • Special training in pediatric dentistry and fellowship in treating special needs children • Member of American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Christopher Jones

1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8330

March 2014

Hair Salon

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, kids come first. Their child-centric salon brings to life a colorful wonderland, filled with toys, trains, books, movies, video games and their signature automobile and airplane chairs. Since 2004, families have relied on Pigtails & Crewcuts salons to provide great haircuts and outstanding service.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

49 Claremont, Montclair 973-746-KIDS (5437)

Pediatric Dentist

Sparkles Dentistry for Children finds ways to make your children as comfortable as possible in a relaxed, fun environment. They offer digital x-rays, laser diagnostics, and other innovative methods in dental care for kids. Dr. Mathias has received extensive training in hospital dentistry, anesthesia, sedation, child growth and development, orthodontics, and treatment of children with special needs. She is a strong believer in prevention and makes every effort to educate parents and children.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children Natasha Mathias, DMD

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127 •

Language School

The Language Institute is a full service language school. Services include private, semi-private, small group instruction for adults, Saturday and weekday programs for children age 4 and up, as well as expert tutoring with certified teachers for middle school, high school and college students. In addition to the traditionally requested foreign languages, they also offer American Sign Language and translation services.

The Language Institute

175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell 973-228-1843 •

Private School

Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Next Open House: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7-8:30pm.

Lacordaire Academy

155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 •


Offering a fun and exciting learning environment through half, partial or full day programs for children ages 2½-5 years old. Each classroom includes student “interest” areas, such as dramatic play, sand table, water table, art, music, library, table toys and discovery area. Close personal attention, a nurturing and trained staff and a child driven environment aid in creating a stimulating learning environment for children to thrive in.

Early Explorers Preschool

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation 67 Church St, Montclair 973-985-4061

Private School


Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell is a leading provider of education-based child care programs, summer camp and more! In addition to serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old from 6:30am-6:30pm, Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell offers hot meals, drinks and snacks served family style throughout the day, webcams included for parent viewing, and a large fully-equipped indoor and outdoor playground.

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell 973-227-4382

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Private School

Rainbow Academy focuses on fulfilling the needs of working parents while providing quality education and care to their children. Their comprehensive early education programs focus entirely on the needs of the individual child with stimulating, hands-on learning activities and lots of positive reinforcement. Infant through Kindergarten age children experience a nurturing “home-awayfrom-home” atmosphere utilizing Seedlings Early Childhood Education Programs®; a New Jersey state-approved early learning program.

Montclair Kimberley Academy does not just educate, they empower, delivering an innovative education that combines excellence in teaching, creativity in curriculum, and a highly personal, technology-enriched environment. As a result, their students have the capacity to think critically, the confidence to stretch, and the preparation required to meet real world challenges.

Rainbow Academy

Montclair Kimberley Academy

1104 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-882-1111 •

Private School

201 Valley Rd, Montclair 973-746-9800 •

Private School

Mount Saint Dominic Academy, established by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a college preparatory school, educating young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Students can realize their individual talents in an atmosphere that fosters academic excellence, respect for diversity, appreciation for the gifts of creation, moral integrity and a heritage rich in Christ-centered values.

Newark Academy will contribute to the world engaged individuals instilled with a passion for learning, a standard of excellence, and a generosity of spirit. Young people want to feel challenged and supported as they explore their world—unafraid to push into new territory intellectually, emotionally and physically. Newark Academy is a place that encourages and celebrates every student in this wonderful journey.

Our Lady of the Lake is committed to providing quality education in an atmosphere of God-centered values. Each day the gospel message of love, peace, and joy is brought by a dedicated faculty whose teaching goes well beyond classroom instruction. The curriculum and activities are faith-rooted and support the growth and development of children from Pre-K through Grade 8.

A highly-regarded pre-K-grade 8 Catholic grammar school, Trinity Academy’s primary mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment in the Catholic tradition. It offers small class sizes, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools, and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

Newark Academy

Our Lady of the Lake

Trinity Academy

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 •

Private School

The Winston School educates students who, though intellectually capable, have had difficulties in school typically due to language-based learning disabilities. The goal of Winston is to enable students to meet, with confidence, the academic and social challenges of life. Winston fosters the potential and optimism in each child by cultivating intellectual, social, and emotional growth in a positive and stimulating environment

The Winston School

30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ • 973-379-4114 e-mail:

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


Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles for a specific number of students. Class size is kept small, with each child receiving lots of individual attention and every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production. Each class also incorporates acting exercises, theater games and improvs that help students express their creativity and develop dramatic skills. The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing, with an emphasis on self-esteem and fun learning.

Essex Youth Theater

973-746-3303 •

26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 •


235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 •


Musical Theatre Conservatory provides professional, personalized training in Singing, Dancing, T.V./Acting, Comedy, Stage Combat and Auditioning. Showcase your talent in a final show in NYC. Meet and study with agents and Broadway personalities. Spring Classes begin March 16 (due to snow). Summer Camp runs from June 30-July 18 at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston. Mention code MTC2014 and save $50.

Musical Theatre Conservatory West Orange • 973-868-6259

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) offers a wide variety of dance and theatre arts classes for children, teens and adults, including creative movement, ballet, hip hop, modern dance and tap. Their Prime Time Summer Arts Camp offers full and half day fun and dance instruction for preschoolers through age 14.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) 14 South Park St, Montclair 973-655-9819 •





e all get caught up in the stresses of daily living, of demands on our time and attention, of obligations and commitments that occasionally make us feel overwhelmed. Sometimes all it takes to relieve some of that pressure and refocus our mind on a clear path is to think of or read a great quote that has meaning to you. Over the years I’ve collected quotes that I’ve read over and over and keep in places where I can refer to them often. They have a funny way of saying a lot in a little time and making a big impact on my thoughts and actions for the day.

sticky notes in a notebook or calendar – Anywhere you are likely to look throughout the day.

I recommend you keep quotes that make you smile posted on your refrigerator, office wall or computer; Put them on

“Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.”

Barry Farber

Here are some of my favorites that I thought you would enjoy as something different for this month’s column. I hope they become part of your own collection and not only change the way you think and act, but make your days more productive and enjoyable.

“Chance favors the prepared mind” “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” -Babe Ruth

-Louis Pasteur

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

-Lord Chesterfield, British Statesman

-Elbert Hubbard

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!”


“Fate is a hunter” -Don Levine

- Henry David Thoreau

“The road is better than the inn.” “A day without sunshine, is like, you know, night.” -Steve Martin

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” -Arthur Christopher Benson


“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn

“The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt, and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” -Morihei Ueshiba

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His next book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars will be released April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: or email him at: barry@barryfarber. com. Listen to the new show:


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