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What Was Your FAVORITE GAME as a Child?

APRIL 2014

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I Iiked playing with my Barbie dolls. —Robbie Sagat, Roseland

Hopscotch and Dandey Shandey. Both games kept us physical. —Maureen Johnson, East Orange




Stickball, baseball and we used to play a lot of box ball.


Riding my bike!


—Liza Sosa, Roseland




—Ron Culmone, West Caldwell




Since we didn’t have electronic games, we had pickup games of football and baseball. Sandlot kind of stuff.

Probably basketball because it was outdoors. —Adam Kruvant, Livingston

Hide and Seek. I really enjoyed playing.

—Luso Krushwili, West Orange




—Charles Tubbs, West Caldwell

I have always liked to paint.


—Alisha Johnson, Orange

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APRIL 2014







CALENDAR OF EVENTS 13 Event Highlight: Race for the Cure


SEEN IN ESSEX The Shane Woods Purple Heart Hunt Fundraiser


AT YOUR SERVICE A Conversation with Real Estate Broker John Sass, Owner of Century 21-Cedarcrest in Caldwell



HEALTH PROFILE Combining Compassion with State-of-the-Art Diagnostics & Treatment: Dr. Derrick I. Wallace, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist


DINING 56 Inside Dish 57 Restaurant Guide


REAL ESTATE February 2014 Home Sales


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The Black Maria Film Festival Returns to Caldwell


he Caldwell Merchants Association is once again sponsoring the renowned 33rd Annual Black Maria Film Festival on Saturday, April 12. The festival showcases this year’s winners of short, international documentary films, a compilation of 40-60 works of various genres. A festival spokesperson will offer insightful commentary of the films shown, as well. Since its inception, the Black Maria Film Festival has been dedicated to promoting innovation in the art of filmmaking, with a focus on recognizing and rewarding uncommon work. The festival honors the Black Maria Studio, built by Thomas Edison in West Orange in 1893, considered by many to be America’s first movie production studio. The program will be presented in Caldwell’s gorgeous architectural landmark, Caldwell Flowerland, at 329 Bloomfield Avenue. from 3:30-5:00 pm. Tickets are $12.00 and are available at Caldwell Flowerland and Lovely Living Interiors at 295 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Many of Caldwell’s restaurants are offering a 20 percent discount after the show with a festival admission ticket. For more information on the festival, please visit www.


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he Montclair Film Festival (MFF) has announced the winners of their third annual Kidz Shortz Filmmaking Competition for 2014. This year the theme of “The Future: The Way I See It” proved to be a great success, with over 60 registrants participating in the competition. “It was inspiring to receive so many high-quality Kidz Shortz submissions from youth of all ages,” said jury member and MFF Executive Director Raphaela Neilhausen. “I was very impressed by the abundance of artistry and talent, and we look forward to screening the winning films at the festival as part of the official line-up.” The awards ceremony took place on February 27 at The Loft, 131 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair at 6:30 p.m. All winners will have their films screened during the annual Montclair Film Festival on April 28-May 4, as well as receive free digital filmmaking classes at the Montclair Art Museum. For more information about MFF, please visit

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ver 300 participants joined together to rise up and demand an end to violence against women and girls at One Billion Rising Essex on March 11, 2014 at the West Orange Armory.

Convened by NCJW/Essex with the support of many organizations and individuals, One Billion Rising Essex added local voices to the call for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality. The free public gathering featured speakers, resources, music and dancing during a spirited hour of unity. Esmilda Abreu-Hornbostel, Ph.D., Director of Equity and Diversity at Montclair State University, shared startling statistics about violence against women and added, “I cannot wait to live in a world where we don’t have to be vigilant about these issues. And with this level of dedication, involvement and awareness, I am hopeful.” Special guest, Tony Award winner and Broadway star Norbert Leo Butz, spoke and performed a moving rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel song, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Mr. Butz recounted the story of his younger sister, Teresa, who was raped and murdered. He now memorialized her through music, hoping his appearances not only honor her memory, but shine light on the often-hidden issue of sexual violence. One Billion Rising for Justice is a global event created to bring attention to the atrocities of domestic violence, rape, teen dating violence, human trafficking, mutilation and slavery worldwide.

2014 David Harris Golf Invitational to Benefit Give the Kids Hope


ive the Kids Hope Foundation announces its Fifth Annual David Harris Golf Invitational; set for Thursday, May 15, at the exclusive Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell. This year’s event hopes to raise enough funds to build a new regulation size basketball court at Camp Hope in West Milford, where over 2,500 underprivileged children from North Jersey attend at no cost every summer. David Harris

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Participants can expect to enjoy a great day of golf with David Harris of the NY Jets and other celebrity guests at a world-class course, compete for prizes (the hole in one prizes include a 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS,) followed by a fabulous cocktail party dinner. Give the Kids Hope Foundation President, Stephen Tilton Jr. commented “We are very thankful to our celebrity chairman David Harris of the New York JETS, for his continued involvement and enthusiastic support of the foundation and to Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who has once again graciously volunteered to co-chair the event.”

Give the Kids Hope Foundation was founded in 2009 by Stephen Tilton Jr. and Judith Schumacher-Tilton of the Tilton Automotive Group which owns Schumacher Chevrolet in Little Falls and Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville. For more information about playing, sponsoring or to purchase tickets for the evening dinner and awards ceremony, please contact: Allison Lastfogel at Schumacher Chevrolet 973-256-1065 or visit:



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New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella

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Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers

Ongoing Exhibits 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.

The exhibit explores how, both historical and contemporary activities along the Delaware, Raritan, Maurice and Passaic symbolize the importance of fresh waterways, as well as serve as a template for understanding rivers’ importance in shaping the human experience. Hands-on activities allow visitors to ”dredge” for oysters, create a dutch-style tile, listen to excerpts from canal and oyster boat songs, and solve puzzles about the state’s industries. The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. 973-596-850.

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New Jersey During the Civil War An American Story This exhibition features New Jersey stories that encourage a deeper understanding of the effects of the war on Americans. It consists of a series of photographs, paintings, personal gear, uniforms, artifacts from life at home, broadsides and letters of New Jersey soldiers and their families. Today, these letters provide a unique perspective on events of the war and help us understand another side of the human perspective about the Civil War. The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. 973-596-8500. indicates family/child friendly event.

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Dinosaur Den Exhibit The exhibition focuses on dinosaur themes: Nesting and Growth, Tracks and Movement, Paleo-environmental Reconstruction (using paleontology to reconstruct the landscape of a specific time and place), Predator and Prey, and What’s for Dinner. There are also hands-on interactive stations. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

The Brick Art of Nathan Sawaya Exhibit

Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who creates aweinspiring works out of some of the most unlikely things. This exhibition features large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks… LEGO bricks to be exact! Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of art from the collection throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels. The exhibition is organized chronologically to address MAM’s history throughout the years. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Thomas Nast Exhibit Macculloch Hall Historical Museum currently has on display “Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed”, in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery. The exhibit features over twenty examples of the political cartoons Thomas Nast created attacking Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, 973-538-2404

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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.

Cake Soap Panorama A series of murals by Newark artist Kevin Darmanie, whose work melds such seemingly disparate elements as critical art theory, fine art techniques, and comic illustration. This amalgamation of images explores the conflict and opportunities that arise from the combination of two identities: Caribbean and American. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-1609. www.artgallery.newark.


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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. (continued on page 12)

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Nano: The Science of the Super Small Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nano-scale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on stations present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal implications of this new technology. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

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An exhibition of work by New Jersey female artists which runs thru July. This exhibit educates the public about issues affecting the lives of women using film, video and new media as its platform. Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-1609. www.artgallery.newark.

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April programs are: Preparing for the College Admissions Process; Divorce: Empowerment through Knowledge; Linked In; and Getting Back to Work in a Down Economy. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. April 2014

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Classes scheduled for April are: Intermediate WORD; and PowerPoint. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

“Jersey Women Artists Now: Contemporary Visions” Exhibit Dannielle Mick is one of 18 artists who have been selected to be in the exhibition “Jersey Women Artists Now: Contemporary Visions”. The exhibit will include works from 18 women artists in various media and style. Runs thru April 19. George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-3382.

An Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists Founded in 1889, NAWA celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2014. This exhibition will showcase works produced by members over the past 125 years, including the work of over 45 contemporary artists, as well as several historical members of NAWA. Runs thru June 15. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Great Conversations Tickets are now on sale for Morris Arts’ 6th Great Conversations to be held on May 1. Guests can mix and mingle with a stellar lineup of prominent and fascinating host conversationalists at a 6pm reception leading to the 7:30pm dinner where guests can converse in more depth with a specific host selected in advance. This event offers guests the opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with such luminaries as a child psychiatrist, who is also an awardwinning poet, an international concert pianist, the NY Times’ Deputy Foreign Editor, a former Olympic figure skating champion, HBO’s Executive Vice President for Program Planning & Strategy and many more. Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Rd., Morristown. 973-285-5115, ext. 10.

Toward a Digital Aesthetic: The Art of Yolanda Victoria Fundora

Emphasized in this exhibit is the unique characteristics that digital production brings to the visual arts. Besides her fine art, Yolanda designs textiles, illustrates children’s books and works with local businesses to create their own unique branding. Runs thru June 10. Lundt-Glover Gallery, Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-457-2536.

Running for Answers


ome out on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to participate in the fifth annual 5K race and 2-mile fun run/fitness walk to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. All proceeds will go to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to support research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Last year the event raised $45,000, and they’re not stopping until a cure for Alzheimer’s is discovered! The race will begin at 8:30am and the fun run/fitness walk at 9:30am at the Roseland Municipal Building, 19 Harrison Ave., Roseland, NJ.

5th Annual Running for Answers Saturday, April 26, 2014 Race: 8:30am, Fun Run/Fitness Walk:9:30am Roseland Municipal Building 19 Harrison Ave., Roseland 973-896-9263 • 973-477-4774

For more information regarding sponsorships and donations, contact either Carolyn at 973-896-9263 or Barbara at 973-477-4774 or e-mail Donations can also be made to Running for Answers, P.O. Box 803, Roseland, NJ, 07068.

The Chatham Area Artisans Guild Spring Show The Chatham Area Artisans Guild represents established professional craftsmen and artists. They promote community awareness of the organization and the talents, skills and products offered by the individual businesses. The opening reception, where the public is invite to meet the artists, is April 25th, 5– 8pm. Nicholas F. Rizzo Fine Arts Gallery, 32 Watchung Ave., Chatham. 973-635-7278.

Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh Group Led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. Rosh Hodesh is a special time for women to gather together to celebrate the new Hebrew month. Women are invited to join in an evening of learning, ritual and sharing. Reservations are requested. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

“Goddess On Earth” Multi Media Installation “Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County” features a multi-media installation of images from Lisa Levasrt’s award-winning book “Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine” and three newly commissioned images of extraordinary Essex County women and girls. Exhibit runs thru May 11. Visit website for viewing schedules. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5557 ext. 203.

14th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival The 14th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival will feature 21 films from 13 countries, thru April 6. The festival will offer a variety of premieres and new releases, live performance, a photo exhibition, and opportunities to meet filmmakers, including some with local connections. To watch trailers and find out more about the films and special events, visit webb or call. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3417. www.

Fifth Annual Cross-Cultural Arts Festival The Cross-Cultural Arts Festival will celebrate South Asian culture with a series of events on campus thru April 12. In addition to performances of music and Indian classical dance from the diverse cultures of South Asia, the festival includes panel discussions, theatre, films, art exhibitions and a children’s art workshop. William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne. 973-720-2231.

Royal Oak Gift Shop Opens at The Center for Independence! The Center for Independence, a program for adults ages 21 and up on the autism spectrum, has opened the Royal Oak Distinguished Flowers & Gifts store which gives adults on the autism spectrum a safe place to work, learn important skills and receive salaries for their work. The Royal Oak sells beautiful handmade crafts and gifts created by skilled artisans as well as decorative items, flowers and plants. Open Noon3pm Mondays and 9am-3pm Tuesday-Fridays. Royal Oak Gift Shop , 6 Regent Park, Livingston. 973 509 3050. (continued on page 14)

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Introduction to indoor rock climbing featuring Barbara Lawrence of the New Jersey Rock Gym. Lawrence is a certified climbing wall instructor and during the programs, she will show a safety video along with a presentation on rock climbing. She will discuss equipment usage, including a hands-on demonstration. Free. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2288.

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The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services presents its Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series entitled “Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patients Excel).” Free; registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Inst. at JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

T’ai chi ch’uan is characterized by the slow motion manner in which its choreographed movement patterns are carried out. T’ai chi ch’uan is more accurately defined by its attention to correct body alignment and structural detail. Tuesday at 10:15am. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

David Dixon Art Exhibition

Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi, 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, relaxation and self-cultivation. Tai Chi may be adapted to suit nearly anyone, regardless of physical condition. 9:30-10:30am. Also April 22 & 29. Van Vleck House, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Exhibit “Evolution: David Dixon’s Journey”. His work, which includes landscape, figurative, and still life paintings, will be on display thru April 29. The library will host an opening reception with an opportunity to meet the artist on April 3, at 5:30pm in the main library auditorium. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221.

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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

Life is just a bowl of…pasta! A mouth-watering comedy, this deliciously hilarious play celebrates Italian home cooking as both an expression of love and a source of comfort when the romance goes cold. Antoinette LaVecchia plays Giulia Melucci, conjuring up a culinary masterpiece before our eyes as she recounts stories about the men in her life and the meals that she made them. Runs thru April 6. Call for dates and times. George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7717.

Lunch & Learn: Women’s Nutrition for Optimal Wellness Join Mary Finckenor, a Registered Dietitian at MMC with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education, for a light lunch and discussion about women’s health and wellness. Lunch provided by Atlantic Health System. Registration required. Noon-1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

“Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts” Exhibit The exhibit honors the 350th New Jersey Anniversary and showcases the Museum’s collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and the work of artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Edward Kranich. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 16.

A Moveable Feast: Art, Food and Migration Art Exhibition The show examines the intricate relationship between food, travel, migration and cuisine-related rituals as observed by contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media and video artists. Free, open to the public. Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. 973-290-4314.

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Brit Floyd—The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show will perform DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967-1994, plus a dazzling new light and laser show. 8pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Including bowls, pots, and jars dating from 1993-2008, this exhibition explores the forms, designs, and methods that contemporary potters have created with inspiration from ancient traditions. Runs thru Sept. 28. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

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Pre-K Story Time Stories, songs, and an awesome craft. Children should be old enough to sit still through the story and follow simple directions with help. 2-3pm. Wed. Thru June 18. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Wednesday, April 2 6th Annual Green A-Fair

The focus of this class is on the many benefits of long-held, seated poses. We lengthen tissues that connect, wrap and interweave muscles to help increase your range of motion and free up areas of limitation. Cultivate a meditative state in each pose. For adults. All levels are welcome. Registration required. Tues. 3:30-4:45pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

The annual event, hosted by the University’s Climate Action Committee and Earth First, a student organization, offers a venue for organizations and companies to get together to discuss sustainability, environmental issues and resourceful living. Admission is free. 10am-3pm. William Paterson University, University Commons on campus, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2672.

Bringing over three decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


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Family Storytime This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a story session that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. 11am. Also April16,11am. *Please note: library is not open during storytime. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave., Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Seventh Annual Cooking For Kids: Gourmet Fare From Everywhere! An evening replete with exquisite cuisine, food and wine tastings, assorted brews, and much more. To raise funds for pediatric programs and services at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Chefs from all corners of New Jersey and the metropolitan area will offer samplings of their signature dishes. Performance by Joe Krown Trio featuring The Funky Meters. 6-9:30pm. Westmount Country Club, 728 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park. 973-754-4408.

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“Company” Musical Production The original production of Company was nominated for a historic 17 Tony Awards. As Bobby celebrates his 35th birthday, he contemplates why he is unable to commit to a relationship, let alone marriage. His friends, five married couples and three girlfriends, help him sort out his feelings through comedic vignettes, song and dance. It’s easy to see why you’ll love this musical comedy, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. April 2-5, 7:30pm. April 5, 2pm. County College of Morris, Dragonetti Auditorium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph.

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. Free, registration required. 7:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5745. (continued on page 18)

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Featuring unique and quality gift items for the entire family including, clothing, jewelry, crafts, accessories, handcrafted fashions, distinctive handbags, stationery, scarves, toys, decorative household items and much more. All are welcome.9am-4:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-7016.

Mendham Photography Club All are welcome to share and learn many types of photography and photographic equipment. Bring cameras, pictures, flash-drives and CD’s with pictures to discuss and share! 6:30. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

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Are You My Mother Baby Bird emerges from her shell alone and embarks on a whimsical adventure to find her mother in this musical based on the popular book. 10am and 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Join the conversation! Weekly small group encounters to practice speaking Italian. For high beginner through advanced level speakers. Call for details and to reserve space. 11:30am The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Huge Used Book, Movie, & Music Sale 100,000 items at great prices! Giant collections of art/photography, LGBT, Judaica, kids’ books, and much more. Proceeds fund scholarship awards for local students. Children’s Day, 4/2: 2-7pm. Opening day, 4/3 9:30am-9pm, 4/4 9:30am-9pm, 4/5 9:30am7pm, 4/6 1-6pm, Half Price Day 4/11 9:30am-9pm, $5 Bag Day 4/12: 9:30am-7pm, $5 Bag Day 4/13 1-6pm. College Women’s Club of Montclair, 26 Park Street, Montclair. 973-783-7040.

Felt Mini Easter Decorations Decorations include bunnies, chicks and eggs using roving wool and needles. Learn from local friends and experts, Tina Kjaeroe and Gabi Hearn. All supplies will be provided by the library. Class size is limited to 15 participants so register early. 1-2:30pm. 973543-4018. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.


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Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Temple B’nai Abraham Adult Learning Lunch & Learn “ What about God? God of the Bible Through Today” Led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. Join in a monthly session to explore our beliefs and questions about God. The course will include explorations of God of the Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, Modern Theologians and contemporary views. Believers, doubters and non-believers welcome! (Bring your own lunch we will provide beverages) 11:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Road Livingston. 973- 994-2290.

Introduction To Organic Landscaping Considering transitioning your landscaping practices from traditional to organic? Don’t know how to get started? Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff will introduce the basics of organic landscaping and help you get the ball rolling. Handouts include: fact sheets, homeowner checklists, and product substitution guides. 6:308:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett Perform From the first time they played “Dixie Chicken” nearly 35 years ago, renowned Little Feat guitar players Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett have been making legendary music. Now an acoustic duo, they bring a rare opportunity for audiences to savor songs from the Little Feat catalogue and much more, all with their distinctly different artistic stamp. 8pm. Outpost in the Burbs, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Women’s Passover Seder Sisterhood of Temple Sholom of West Essex will host a Women’s Passover Seder. Bring your mothers, daughters, grandmothers and your friends. Seder starts at 6:30pm. RSVP requested. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Thursday Evening Yoga This “all levels” yoga series will focus on alignment, flow and warmth followed by a restorative pose to unwind the body and mind for bed. For adults. All levels. Registration required. Thurs. 6:15-7:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Shrek The Musical The fantastical production of awe-inspiring performances from West Orange High School actors, and musicians, is also known for its lavish sets, costumes and engaging musical numbers. Thru April 5, 7pm. April 6, 3pm. A free performance for senior citizens will be held April 2 at 6pm. West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-669-5301, ext. 31450.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s majestic Requiem is an unforgettable concert experience. In intimate solo passages and towering choral settings, Verdi’s melodic gifts remain unsurpassed, 140 years after the Requiem’s first performance. 1:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Antiques Roadshow Event The Chatham Historical Society is proudly hosting a major fundraiser starring John Nye, of Nye and Company and a specialist on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a reception, including drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. The roadshow event will begin at 7:20pm. Morris County Golf Club, 36 Punch Bowl Rd., Morristown. (continued on page 20)

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Featuring Christina Baker Kline NY Times Bestseller “Orphan Train; A Novel.” A gripping story of friendship and second chances. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. All proceeds to benefit Roots and Wings who service aged out foster youth in NJ.12pm. The Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave., Florham Park. 973-453-6668.

Club members Todd Boressoff, Steve Kamin and Howard Knauer will present a program on photo editing. Join them as they share their knowledge of the topic. Open to the public free. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 973-835-4861.

“Nickel and Dimed” Production Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? “Nickel And Dimed” follows the wild journey of a progressive-minded journalist who goes undercover as a low-income worker to find out first hand about the plight of America’s working poor. Th Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. 973-763-4029.

Seton Hall University Choir The Seton Hall University Chorus and Chamber Choir presents their Spring Concert featuring Mozart’s Requiem with chamber orchestra, in addition to works by Samuel Barber, Morton Lauridsen, Moses Hogan, Ola Gjeilo, Robert Cohen and Gwyneth Walker. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Friday, April 4 Friday Morning Yoga This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. For adults. All levels. Join us weekly or for just one class. Advance registration required. Fridays 9:30-10:45am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973.228.8776.

Crossing Jordan: How Afro-American Spirituals Changed the World Speaker:Dr. Charles Horner. 10-11:30am. Werner Hall, Life Long Learning at Caldwell University, 9 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3543.

NJSO performs The Music of Led Zeppelin Hear “Stairway to Heaven” in a whole new way at this electrifying concert, where rock meets classical. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.


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Joan Osborne Acoustic Duo Featuring Keith Cotton Joan is considered one of America’s finest interpreters of song and one of the great voices of our generation. She is a seven-time Grammy Award-nominee, perhaps best known for her song “(What if God Was) One of Us,” which landed at the top of the Billboard Charts. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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News and Views Moderator: Anita Gordon Fridays, thru May 8. 1:15-2:45pm. Life Long Learning at Caldwell University, 9 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-354.

Indoor BBQ Cooking Class Join a cooking demonstration with chef John Lee. Menu highlights include Asian- nspired ribs, pulled chicken, cornbread madelines, creamy no-dairy slaw, healthy baked beans, two unique BBQ sauces and grilled fruit for dessert. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Garden Tales Children will learn about gardening and nature through literature with master gardener and kids’ gardening expert Denise Barth. They will read a garden-themed book each week and do a takehome gardening project related to the story. Children will acquire basic gardening skills, taste some of the things growing in the garden and go on a nature hike. 4-5:15pm. Grades K-2. 5 classes. Pre-registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Early Family Shabbat Service and Dinner for Young Families B’nai Shalom will hold a warm kid-friendly Friday night service led by Rabbi Robert Tobin. Reservations required for dinner. 5:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

Saturday, April 5 Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza Get ready to shake, shine like a rainbow, reach up high like a tree, and “bubble” over with excitement! Evan’s interactive show will keep kids engaged from start to finish. Best for ages 0-8, but all ages welcome. Registration required. Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Blood Drive A blood drive sponsored by the Cedar Grove Library will take place in the bloodmobile van stationed in the parking lot next to Town Hall. All blood donors must weigh 120 lbs. or more. Please eat a meal and drink plenty of water 1 hour before donating. 9am-12:30pm. The Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

The History of the Illustrated Haggadah Rabbi Kenneth Tarlow will lead a lesson, at B’nai Shalom, on the Illustrated Haggadah, in preparation for the Passover holiday.12:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207. (continued on page 22)

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New Jersey Ballet salutes the State’s 350th birthday in a magical teaming of dance and live music, Jersey-style! The company is joined by gifted young musicians of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and Jazz House Kids in an evening of works set to music by Jersey composers and jazz greats. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The popular and legendary rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is presented by the Westminster Choir. This production is updated for a contemporary audience with a special appeal for youth and young adults. 4&8pm. April 6, 4&8pm. The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

Verona Park Walk Take an easy walk around the pond looking for signs of early spring migrants. Meet at the Boat House near the paddle boat rental area. Free. 8:30-11am. Essex County Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Avenues, Verona. 973-228-8776.

Ampersand Surfaces Class Join artist/educator Dana Brown for a hands-on class on Ampersand Surfaces. Surfaces for oils, acrylic, encaustics, pastels, water colors, scratch art and so much more. Receive samples of all surfaces. You can work on anyone of them with Dana! 2-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Springtime Brunch Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking brunch. Menu highlights include onion tart, cranberry chicken, spring risotto and strawberry cupcakes. Ages 9-12 without adult. 2-4pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.973-258-4009.

Tot Shabbat 9:30am. April 18th at 7pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. 973 -379-1555.

This band recreates the ’60s hits we all know and love, complete with authentic costumes. Beginning with iconic British groups, such as The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, Herman’s Hermits and moving on to the American “response,” The Monkees, The Turtles, and a finale tribute to the Fab Four. 8pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

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Allan Gorman will share his knowledge of how to construct a realistic photo painting from a photograph. Topics Allan will cover include tonal value, composition, light, surface texture and the give and take of geometric form and positive and negative space. Students will come away with a better way of observing, choosing subject matter and composing interesting artworks. Lunch included! 9am-4pm, also April 6, 11am-2pm. The Art Garage / StudioKids Art, 211 Glenridge Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6484.

Parashat HaShavuah led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin Medieval and modern commentaries are used in traditional weekly study of the Torah portion reading the text as canon, narrative, allegory and a contemporary source of understanding and insight. Parallel English/Hebrew texts will be used. Saturday mornings before services 9-9:45am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973- 994-2290.



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Jazz Songbook with Bill Charlap: Echoes of Harlem Jazz pianist Bill Charlap lends his interpretive touch to Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady,” “Satin Doll” and more unforgettable titles from Duke Ellington. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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With an emphasis on sustainability, this horse-drawn interpretive wagon ride explores the methods, equipment, crops, and enterprises of Fosterfields in the early 1900s. 1am-12 noon. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973.326.7645.

Heart Performs Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dancing Bob Isaacs will call the contras and Brooklyn Swing Ensemble will play the music tonight. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listeners are welcome. Beginner’s workshop at 7:30pm. 8-11pm. Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Children’s music superstars The Laurie Berkner Band will perform all of your favorites, plus songs from the new album: Laurie Berkner Lullabies. 1:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Performs Verdi’s Requiem Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s majestic Requiem is an unforgettable concerto experience. The walls will tremble to “Dies Irae,” while “Agnus Dei” provides heavenly consolation. In both intimate solo passages and towering choral settings, Verdi’s melodic gifts remain unsurpassed, 140 years after the Requiem’s first performance. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

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Sunday, April 6 “Baker’s Delight” Cooking Class In this 4-H Youth Development Program, novice bakers will learn about reading recipes, basic steps in baking, how to measure ingredients, and have baking to take home. Advance registration required. Ages 7-12. :30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-353-1338.

Josie Hogan is a strong woman and the rock that holds together her family farm. When the fate of the farm is rumored to be at risk, Josie and her father start scheming. Love, desire and betrayal vie for dominance in this classic story. 9pm. Runs thru May 5. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-935-5551.

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27th Annual “Taste of Summit” Gourmet extravaganza featuring the specialties of more then 20 of Summit’s finest restaurants, bakeries, and food shops, 6-8:30pm. The Grand Summit, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. 908-277-2747. (continued on page 26)

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An Extraordinary Day of Jewish Storytelling for Families Three nationally known storytellers will present a 90-minute program for families with children ages 5 and up. Refreshments served. 2–3:30pm, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Tin Pan Alley & Broadway The ever inventive Morris Choral Society presents a special spring concert featuring the music of Broadway and the Tin Pan Alley era.3pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

La Cinémathèque Film Club “White” (1994) Krystof Kieslowsky. The series is presented by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem, who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Strides for H.O.P.E. 5K Run & 2K Family Walk Strides for H.O.P.E. (Help Overcome Pediatric Epilepsy) is a child-friendly event that brings together families affected by pediatric epilepsy and raises awareness and funds for Saint Barnabas’ pediatric epilepsy program. Run, walk, and be part of this uplifting community fundraiser. 8:30am. Livingston High School Oval, 30 Robert H. Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-322-4320.

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Controversies Speaker Series Join the attorney for the Karen Ann Quinlan “Right To Die” case and physician who cared for Ms. Quinlan. Where they will discuss the medical profession’s 50year struggle with how to arrive at the best balance of care and cure.4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15.

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Livingston Arts Association Enrique Flores-Galbis, award winning artist, teacher, author and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will present a lecture and slide show on Cuban and Latin American Artists of note. 2pm. Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. Free.

“ 4 Girls” is a fabulously flirty, funny, frolic, featuring Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince. 3pm. Wilkins Theatre, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737- 7469.

Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars from major comedy clubs, radio and TV. Tonights will be nationally touring comic Joe Fernandes. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-731-2967.

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s majestic Requiem is an unforgettable concert experience. In intimate solo passages and towering choral settings, Verdi’s melodic gifts remain unsurpassed, 140 years after the Requiem’s first performance. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

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Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, America’s greatest and best-loved home grown fairytale. The first totally American fantasy for children, it is one of the most-read children’s books, and despite its many particularly American attributes, including a wizard from Omaha, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has universal appeal. See it on the Library’s BIG screen! Free. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Etty is one woman’s struggle to sustain humanity in the face of genocide. Etty Hillesum writes the life she is living – her loves, her work, her wry sense of humor, her deep sensuality and the moment in history. Indeed, in the midst of the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, Etty’s writings reveal a woman who celebrated life and remained an undaunted example of courage, sympathy, and compassion. 3pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

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“Green Thumb Club— Gardening for Health and Nutrition” Participants will learn how to garden for optimal plant growth, production and food quality and learn gardening methods that keep the soil and land healthy. Advance registration and payment required. Ages 7-12. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Inancial Literacy For Small Businesses’ Program Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action invite small, women, minority and LGBTQ business owners to attend a “Financial Literacy for Small Businesses” program. The free, five-session series will provide information to help entrepreneurs understand the finances of operating a successful business.12noon. Mondays thru May 5.Free, but reservations required. Essex County LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building, Sheila Oliver Conference Center, 14th Fl., 60 Nelson Pl., Newark. 973-621-2011.

Gentle Chair Yoga Class for older adults. Meets weekly on Mondays. 11:30am-Noon. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Along with the food and wine, the Taste offers its guests a silent auction and basket raffle, which will be comprised of merchandise and services donated by Madison’s business and friends of Madison. The Taste also has a 50/50 raffle. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace is the Presenting Sponsor. VIP Admission 6pm. General Admission 7-9:30pm. The Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave., Florham Park. 973-714-0110.

Italian Chat Join the conversation! Bi-monthly Monday evening encounters to practice speaking Italian. For high beginner through advanced level speakers. Please call or email for details and to reserve space. 6:30pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Presentation on Lung Cancer Screening Join Roland Romano, Respiratory Therapist and Outreach Coordinator at Saint Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute to learn if you are eligible for a free low-dose CT screening for individuals 50 to 74 years of age. If you are a current or former smoker learn if you qualify for this life-saving test. If eligible, the test will be scheduled at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Ebru Scarf Making Design a beautiful silk scarf using the Ebru technique, a liquid paint floating on water that lets you create an individualized design every time a scarf is made. They make great gifts for birthdays and Mother’s Day! 5pm. RSVP requested. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Yoga at Van Vleck ennifer Hondru-Celestin’s instruction emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes are open to students at all levels. Also April 21 & 28. 9:3010:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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Spring Art Classes Studio art classes and workshops begin for all ages in a variety of mediums. Call for dates and times. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. Call 908-273-9121.

Tuesday, April 8 Seton Hall University Orchestra Performs The Seton Hall University Orchestra, under the direction of Murray Colosimo, will present a concert of light classical and popular music. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Defining Yourself After Cancer Treatment Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services presents its Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series entitled “Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patients Excel).” Free; registration required. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Inst. at JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

Teen Book Club Join us for the inaugural meeting of our book club and we’ll plan upcoming meetings, events and snacks! Grades 7-12. Free. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

Successful Business Owners Share Secrets A unique seminar presented by a group of SCORE Central Jersey mentors who ran successful private businesses in a wide variety of industries. They will share their experiences with what worked and what did not in their businesses. Free. Registration is requested. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-7660118.

Grandparenting Seminar An opportunity for grandparentsto-be to discuss their concerns and receive information on the importance of grandparenting, advancements in childbirth, trends and changes in infant care and family communication. Registration required. 7:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5360. www.barnabashealth/sbmcmaternity

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

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo The dance company that proves that men can dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces. The Trocks blend a loving knowledge of dance with an impeccable comic approach to perform faithful renditions within the manners and conceits of ballet. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Wednesday, April 9 The Gift Of Music Gala Benefit Concert Join the JCC Thurnauer School of Music for its annual Gift of Music Gala Benefit Concert celebrating the school’s 30-year anniversary! The school is thrilled to present jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell, with special guest artist, former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams. 7:30pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Powerful You! Women’s Network Meeting This group is designed for all women to create lasting business and personal relationships and assist women in business and in life. You do NOT need to be a business owner to attend the meetings. Every 2nd Wednesday. There will be door prizes, delicious lunch and lots of fun. Noon2pm. RSVP. Enzzo’s Trattoria, 514 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-379-3970.

Free College Planning Workshop, Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group. The presentation will reveal what parents of high school students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying, being accepted, and paying for college. 6:30pm. Registration required. College Benefits Research Group, 7 Becker Farm Rd., Roseland. 888-802-2740.

“South Pacific” Musical Production

Movie Earth (2009) Showing is the Disney Movie Earth which features 3 animal families traveling the planet: elephants, humpback whales & polar bears. 90 minutes, rated G. 9:30am. Also April 24 7pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

An exquisite story of romance and love set against the backdrop of a lush tropical island during WWll. Runs thru May 4. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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A Lunch & Learn Presentation—Join Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus of Core Chiropractic along with Diane Duran, Massage Therapist as they discuss interesting topics such as good posture, proper nutrition, restful sleep, and stretching. Bring lunch—beverages and dessert provided. 11:30am-12:30pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Beginner and High Beginner classes forming for teens and adults. Learn to speak Japanese or progress to the next level while learning about the rich and ancient culture. 6pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, West Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

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Thursday April 10 Women’s Awareness Day A morning for women to network and socialize, featuring Edie Lutnick, co-founder of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and author of An Unbroken Bond. Morning includes kosher buffet breakfast and book signing.RSVP deadline: April 6. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Rt. 10, Whippany. 973-929-3174.

“Marisol” Production This powerful and poetic play, by Jose Rivera, tells the story of a young Latino woman struggling to find safety in a world filled with danger. This apocalyptic urban fantasy urges society to recover the long-lost compassion for others, and to save the world from the brink of destruction. Runs thru May 11. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

EagleMania: Tribute to The Eagles

Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five-part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Paul Reiser Performs Reiser is a seasoned actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. His successes also include his book “Couplehood” and his follow-up book “Babyhood,” which features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a firsttime father. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Star-Ledger columnist Mark Di Ionno will be a featured speaker during the celebration of National Library Week. Mark Di Ionno has lived in many Jersey towns; Rutgers graduate (now an adjunct professor); and he’s been a journalist and columnist for the state’s top newspapers.7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

The play’s theme of unscrupulous Washington politics will ring true to theater-goers in 2014 as much as it did over 60 years ago. More compelling is the story of a woman slowly realizing her own worth. It’s an affirmation to anyone who discovers she deserves better than the shabby treatment she has been receiving. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, NLT Barn, 47 Erie Pl., Nutley. 973-235-9776.

Another Night of Laughter Shaun Eli and his Ivy League of Comedy will bring down the house with laughs, featuring several NY/ NJ area comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with David Letterman, and at many regional comedy clubs. 7:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Friday, April 11 Guest Speaker “Jewhoooing in the Sixties” with guest speaker Dr. David Kaufman, Associate Professor of Religion, Hofstra University. 5:30pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. 973-379 -1555.

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99th Birthday of the Club Musical guests: The Passing Tones of Montclair High School. A cappella vocal ensemble.12:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-226-6043.


Space Extreme The universe is packed with extreme objects and events. Here you will visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies and others – all of which push the edge of understanding and imagination. Ages 8 and up.7pm. Reservation recommended. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5076. (continued on page 32)

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Renew, refresh and restore your home. Vendors of all kinds will be on hand to help you with your home and garden needs. Special Guest Carolyn Remmey, Principal Appraiser, Remmey Antiques & Fine Art. Come with your favorite antique inhand. You may be sitting on a small fortune— only time will tell. If you would like to bring an item for Carolyn to look at, please call or email ahead and let us know. 10am-4pm. The Salaam Shrine, 369 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston.

Nighttime Family Adventure Bring a flashlight and hit the trails just as the ‘night life’ wakes up. Join a naturalist for an unparalleled experience with hands-on activities that demonstrate the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals. Perhaps you will spot an owl flying nearby, or a raccoon peering down from a tree. Ages 5 and older with adult. 7-8:30pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-228-4424.

The Making of S.S. Security Policy and the NSC Speaker: Dr. Carlos Yordan. 10-11:30am. Life Long Learning at Caldwell University, 9 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3543.

Moe-tion Dance Theater is a contemporary modern dance company. Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon, the company is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression. 8pm. Centenary Stage, Sitnik Theatre, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Guided Birding Hike for Families: Nesting

Shen Yun is an exhilarating production that brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life through classical Chinese dance and music. 7:30pm. Also April 12, 2 & 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Night Hike Adventure Bring your flashlight and take a guided nighttime adventure. Groups head out with a naturalist every 15 minutes to learn about and listen for nocturnal wildlife, participate in fun, educational activities, and walk along the trails in the darkness. Ages 5 & up. 7-8:30pm. Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-635-6629.

Nesting season has begun. Birds are very busy establishing their territories and gathering materials to build their nests. Learn about the birds that nest. Rain or shine. Ages 5 and up. 3:30 – 4:30pm. Pre-registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Saturday, April 12 Meet the Artist Meet Monique Sarfity and join a lively discussion of her work. The beauty and complexities of the human form are revealed through intricate mosaics made with glass, ceramic, scrabble pieces, and discarded trash and treasures. Her beautiful and mysterious paintings are also featured. 3pm. Valley Arts, 580 Forest St., Orange. (continued on page 36)

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ohn Sass has been in the real estate business for 29 years and is currently “the most excited and busy” he has ever been. When Sass took over the Century 21 Caldwell office in 2009, there were 4 or 5 sales associates. Today there are 39 active professionals and the office has averaged 20%plus growth in each of the last three years. In 2013 the office received the Gold Medallion Award (recognizing offices earning a minimum of $1,211,000 in adjusted gross commissions or closing 265 units within a calendar year).

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While some of that growth came from acquisitions and a small boost from a recovering economy, more has to do with Sass’s recognizing technological change while maintaining and cultivating what has always been sacrosanct: the relationship with the customer. When asked how technology and the Internet have changed his business Sass says, “Hugely.” The proliferation of real estate websites (such as Zillow, Trulia and, have meant that anyone with a computer has access to listings. However, “you still need an agent as a conduit to get the job done.” Sometimes the information online is inaccurate or incomplete, and there are a host of issues for buyers and sellers to address: staging a home for sale; navigating short sales; the first-time buyer’s program; flood insurance; 203K loans and excavating oil tanks, to name a few. Fortunately, Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty offers a number of educational tools to train and support its sales associates. Through its weekly “Spaced Learning” sessions and “Business Builders” program, associates are taught how to create a viable business plan and stay abreast of an everchanging marketplace.

One of the keys to cultivating great agents is starting with realistic expectations. Sass begins the grooming process with a gentle but insistent conversation “trying to talk people out of joining the business.” He tries “to dispel them of any notion,” that the business will come to them. Sales associates need to be “continually proactive in building a database of customers--one relationship at a time.” Part of that process is learning how to “be ‘pully’ instead of ‘pushy’.” By that he means learning how to ask the right questions of a client to fully understand their individual needs. Clearly, Sass is doing something right, as exhibited by the growth of his office, but also based on positive customer feedback. His office has received the Century 21 Pinnacle Award placing them in the top 95% of quality service rankings for two or more years running.

In the words of Bob Lange, a very satisfied customer who recently sold his house through Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, “Our house was in great shape, but she, (Susan McGarrity, the Century 21 sales associate) made recommendations about how to rearrange and de-clutter. She made everything look larger. She really knew how to get the most out of the house. We were under contract in 10 days. I would recommend her to anyone.” Whether buying or selling a home, John Sass and his team of associates are ready to help at Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. (973) 2281050. 

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Spring Hiking

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You will hike several trails in search of early signs of spring. Target species include early spring migrants and the last of the winter sparrows. Participants will carpool from the zoo parking lot to various locations within South Mountain Reservation. 8 -11am. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-228-8776.

Come meet author J.B. Kelly who will discuss two of her latest works, “My Prism Window,” which delves into the murder mystery genre and “The Gentleman’s Demise,” a sequel to “The Gentleman Chameleon,” where lives are irrevocably changed. 11am. The Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Amy Regan Performs The Green Light Performance Series at Studio Yoga is showcasing a concert by nationally recognized singer-songwriter Amy Regan. Her folk-rock guitar playing and sweet and powerful voice have often been compared to Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple and Norah Jones.7pm. Studio Yoga, 2 Green Village Rd., Madison. 973-966-5311.

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French, Italian, Spanish for children Now registering for our spring session. Saturday and weekday hours. Please call for scheduling details. Your child is the perfect age to learn a new language! 9am. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Black Maria Film Festival Returns to Caldwell The festival, in its 33rd year, showcases this year’s winners of short international documentary films. A festival spokesperson will also provide commentary on the films shown. The festival honors the Black Maria Studio built by Thomas Edison in West Orange in 1893. 3:305pm. Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-3900.

Easter Feast Cooking Class Celebrate the return of spring with a ride on the “Easter Bunny Express”, a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny onboard. Also April 13 and April 19.Departures: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain, snow or shine Whippany Railway Museum,1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany,. 973-887-8177. www.WhippanyRailwaymuseum


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“Outside Nature Discoveries” Venture into the wooded wetland with magnifiers, trowels, containers and more to observe living things in their environment. The curriculum is not structured, and students will discover as they explore and document their observations in a journal. Dress for the weather as all classes will be outside. Ages 5-6. Mondays. 4pm. Advance registration and payment required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Join chef Daniel Rosati and participate in cooking an Easter feast. Menu includes: Roman style egg drop soup, Tuscan torta di carciofi, herb & garlic stuffed butterflied Leg of Lamb, rosemary & lemon roasted potatoes, fresh peas with pancetta and Easter dove shaped sweet bread. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Lipstick Lunch: Woman Only Network Learn what every woman needs to know about her financial well-being including: income planning and cash flow, Retiring Soon? Stratagies you need to know such as why paying off your mortgage is a big mistake, how to guard your IRA and how to offset inflation. Individual psychic reading.11:30am and mini message on April 19 11:30am. Edge Consulting Insurance Group, 601 Pompton Ave., (behind Foodtown), Cedar Grove. 973-433-3355.

Bee Installation An incredible demonstration by beekeepers on starting a bee hive. Watch as workers and the queen are moved into their new home and begin to prepare for the honey making process. 11am. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Mother’s Market The Junior Woman’s Club of Cedar Grove is sponsoring its Mother’s Market, a giant indoor sale of children’s items. Over 40 families will be selling gently used clothing, toys, and accessories for babies, young children, expecting and new moms and grandmothers. There will also be a selection of new & affordable products of interest for children & families. 9am-1pm. Cedar Grove High School, 73 Rugby Rd., Cedar Grove. 973-902-9225.

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Martin Sexton Performs The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Sexton is one of the most talkedabout arrivals on the “new folk” acoustic music scene and is selling out venues from coast to coast. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate in cooking a Passover dinner. Menu highlights include chicken soup, matzah balls, charoset, angel food cake with chocolate glaze and matzah place cards. Ages 5-9 with adult. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Kids & Dogs, Ensuring Happy Play Join dog behavior consultant Fernando Camacho as he talks with parents about how to teach their kids to safely interact with dogs. Attendees will learn about how to read dog body language, warning signs that a dog is not comfortable and how to help ensure that your kids have a great time around dogs. Sponsored by The Brookdale Park Conservancy. Adults only. Free but registration required. 10:30 – 11:30am. Bloomfield Public Library, 2nd Fl. Conf. Rm. 90 N. Broad St., Bloomfield.

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More than 150 crafters, artists, vendors and merchants will line both sides of Millburn Avenue and Spring Street which will be closed to vehicular traffic for the day. An international selection of foods will be presented as well as live music, inflatable rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, clowns and jugglers. 11am-5pm. Millburn Avenue and Spring Street, Millburn. 908-654-1400.

Sunday, April 13 Afternoon Music New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Eric Wyrick and Afternoon Music’s Artistic Director Mitchell Vines perform violin and piano music, including Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata. 4 p.m., The Unitarian Church in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave., Summit. 908-273-3245.

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

“The Last Week” Book Discussion Following the 10am worship on Palm Sunday will be a book discussion of The Last Week by John Dominick Crossan and Marcus Borg. The book gives a day by day analysis of Jesus’ last week according to the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome. 11:30am. Tower Building, Union Congregational Church,176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424.

Kids Family Concert: School of Rock Montclair’s School of Rock House Band performs a set of songs that were inspired by books! They will also discuss the Performance Program at the School of Rock and how they teach music and encourage young students the value of working together in music. All ages welcome. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

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Passover 2nd Seder at B’nai Shalom Lightwire Theater uses dazzling visuals, black light effects, music and choreography to literally bring these two classic children’s tales into a new and brilliant light. 1:30 & 4pm. Ages 4-8. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Monday, April 14 West Essex Philatelic Society Meetings If you collect stamps or want to learn more about philately please attend The West Essex Philatelic Society meeting. Scheduled Club Donation Auction. Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7-9pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona.

Conversational Spanish Beginner level groups forming for Monday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Learn to speak Spanish in a small group setting with personalized instruction. Other levels and times by request. 10am. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, West Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Join Rabbi Tobin at B’nai Shalom for the 2nd Passover Seder. This seder will be festive and fun for families, with food catered by Lynn Shenassa. Reservation requested. 7:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, 973-731-0160 ext. 204.

Essex Water Color Club Spring Members Show The Essex Water Color Club, now in the 82nd year of continuous activity in the watercolor painting community, is pleased to announce our 2014 Spring Members Show. Reception Sunday, April 27th from 6-8pm. The show will run thru June 3rd. Morristown Community Theatre,100 South St., Morristown. 973-994-1597.

Spring Camp Restore the bond between children and nature! Give your child the opportunity to explore nature. Call for details. For children in grades 2 through 5. Registration is required. Also April 16 & 17, 12:30-4:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Full Moon Hike: Moderate Whether you call it the Full Pink Moon, Sprouting-Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, or the Fish Moon, join a hike to view the first full moon of the spring. Watch the sun set and the full moon rise from the Pyramid Mountain ridge top. Ages 7 &up. 7-9:30pm. Pyramid Mountain, 473 Boonton Ave., Montville. 973-334-3130. Email:

Passover Congregational Seder 5pm Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. 973-379-1555

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Planting and Caring for New Plants Landscape designer Lisa Mierop of Mierop Design and landscaper Frank Contey of Terra Graphics Landscape Services will discuss unusual or unique trees, shrubs and perennials available at this year’s Van Vleck Plant Sale. Drawing upon their 20+ years of experience, they will offer advice on how to install new garden additions. 7-8:30pm, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 ext. 3 or e-mail

Egg Coloring Extravaganza Bring six hard-cooked eggs in their shell, ready to dye and decorate them at the library! Free family program. No sign-up is needed. Drop in between 3:30 and 4:30pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

Libera Performs The British youths describe themselves not as a choir but as an alternative kind of boy band. With shimmering, mystical chords, ecstatic harmonies, and a sound both ancient and modern. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Thursday, April 17 Queensrÿche Performs

Queensrÿche burst onto the music scene in 1982 and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and continues to break new ground and push their creative process. Special guest Gothic Knights. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

African Mask Workshop Create, design, and decorate your own African clay mask and learn about the very interesting culture of Africa. The workshop also includes singing, dancing, and the use of maps to spark the children’s creativity. 6pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636

Essex Photo Club Meeting Nick Palmieri judges members’ images in both print, digital and slide formats. Competition submission is open only to club members, but the public is invited to hear Dr. Palmieri’s commentary on each image. Come and learn tips about taking better photos, and perhaps consider joining the club. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 973-835-4861.

Playing Safely: What Every Parent and Coach Need to Know Presented by Sport Safety International and experts in the field of athletic training and sports medicine they will discuss current sport safety issues, separate fact from fiction, and provide need-to-know information for keeping young athletes safe. Specific topics will include: Prevention of injuries; concussion, heat illness; strategies for safe participation. 7-8:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-2378. Yogi-Berra (continued on page 42)

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Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre The NJ Premiere of “ECHOES” brings an evening of exciting physical drama and live music -come and be moved by the Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre and members of the Sirius Quartet with music by celebrated American composers George Crumb and Joan Tower. 7:30pm. Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-783-9845.

Annual Eggstravaganza Hunt with the Library Bunny The YALC (young adult leadership council) sponsors this event. Bring your Easter basket and enjoy refreshments. Do a spring craft! All ages are welcome to attend. 4-5pm. Registion required. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018. email

Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” When Elmo casts a spell with Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air—and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. What will children learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out. Runs thru April 20. Call for dates and times. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Monthly Conservancy Meeting Verona Park Conservancy’s monthly meeting. The VPC is a public, non-profit group of volunteers working with Essex County to maintain and improve Verona Park, part of the county park system. All welcome. 7:30pm. Verona Park, (senior activity room of boathouse) Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona.

Mother Goose Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Registration required. Ages 3-6. Montclair Public Library, 3rd fl., 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

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Legendary comedian and impressionist Rich Little performs this one-man show about the life of Jimmy Stewart, featuring Little’s impressions of more than 25 celebrity voices including Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Burnt Shadows: Visions of the Post-Apocalypse In this talk, Rutgers University Professor Richard Miller will discuss how the image of “burnt shadows” is redeployed in Alan Moore’s Watchmen series and in Kamila Shamsie’s novel, “Burnt Shadows,” to evoke the contemporary threat of nuclear annihilation. 7:30- 9pm. Free. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Montclair Women’s Club Tentative Autism talk with Lorianne Michaels and Jenn Williams. Call for information. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-226-6043.

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Renaissance Renaissance performs rarely heard classics, including “Ashes Are Burning” and “Day of the Dreamer,” plus highlights from Symphony of Light. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Observe this thoughtful day at your own pace as you walk through five prayer stations set up in our sacred space. Pick up a sheet with suggestions for engaging with each station and conclude by making a prayer flag to be flown Easter Sunday and burned Pentecost Sunday, June 8th. Prayer Stations will be open 10am7pm. Suitable for children. Union Congregational Church,176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 (continued on page 44)

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Shake It Up— Shakespeare for Students

Go on a journey through some of the bard’s greatest works and characters in this interactive performance, engaging young audiences and introducing a new way to look at Shakespeare. Incorporating scenes from three of Shakespeare’s most popular works; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. 11am. Centenary Theater, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975 as a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. They decided to focus on getting airplay on American radio and they achieved their goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. Special guest Larry Stevens. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Easter Sunday Worship Celebrate the resurrected LORD! Family Service is interactive and about 45 minutes. 9am. Festival Service includes communion. 1;:30am. A pancake breakfast will be served between services from 9:30-10:30. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424.

Kathy Griffin uses rapid fire wit to make audiences howl with laughter as she riffs on Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders through her skewed, sarcastic prism. 7 & 9:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Easter Egg Hunt The egg hunt will feature thousands of candy and toy filled eggs and grand prizes to family fun centers in the area such as Jumpnasium of Fairfield. Registration will begin at 10:30am with the hunt starting promptly at 11am. Registration through the church’s website is strongly recommended. LifeSource Church, 31 Fairfield Ave., West Caldwell.

“Horticulture for Seniors” Presented by the Master Gardeners of Essex County. Each program date offers a different craft, including designing a terrarium for your home, learning about plant propagation, and making a container garden for yourself or a friend. Free. Advance registration required. 1pm. Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-731-0717

Ice-tacular 2014 Essex Special Skaters presents their 2014 Ice-tacular, featuring the Synchroettes, Special Olympic Athletes from the Essex Special Skaters program and many other special guests. Admission is free. 6pm. Richard J. Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-3828

VINYL SIDING, ROOFING & WINDOWS Tuesday, April 22 Five Minute Organization Ideas for a Fresh Start Free workshop with author and organizer Jamie Novak to learn organizing tips and tricks to purge the piles of paperwork, clean out your closets and streamline your life. 6:30pm. Call to reserve a spot. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Wednesday, April 23 Family Movie Night: Wall-E Wall-E, a waste-managing robot, discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve realizes that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans who have been exiled by generations of their own wastefulness. Rated G. 6-7:45pm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd fl., 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

Filter is an industrial rock group known for hits like “Take A Picture,” “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” and “Welcome To The Fold.” Special guest Sponge. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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errick I. Wallace, MD, FACS, a Nutley-based board-certified otolaryngologist, says the doctor-patient relationship begins the minute someone walks through the doors of his office. With 12 years of experience behind him, this specialist in the medical and surgical evaluation of ear, nose, and throat issues adds, “Our friendly, personalized service begins when our staff greets you by name and obtains your medical and surgical history and insurance information.” “Through open dialogue, we are able to develop a customized set of treatment options for your condition, while discussing the risks, benefits, and alternatives of each.” Questions are encouraged, and he invites the collaboration of family and close friends as part of the process.

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Dr. Wallace, who treats everyone from newborns to the elderly, says the most common patient complaint is sinus infection or sinusitis. More than 30 million Americans suffer annually from sinusitis, which occurs when the tissue that lines the sinuses becomes inflamed, preventing mucus from draining and making it easier for bacteria, viruses, and fungi to grow. Symptoms of sinusitis generally include a blocked or runny nose; pain and tenderness in the face; fever; cough; and pressure in the ears. Most patients can be treated with medication, but in some instances surgery may be required. He also provides diagnosis and treatment for diseases of the thyroid, for head and neck cancers, and hearing loss. His pediatric practice primarily treats inflammation of the tonsils and adenoids, ear infections, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wallace has extensive experience with such new and minimally invasive techniques as endoscopic sinus surgery and Balloon SinuplastyTM. These techniques allow for faster recovery, less pain, and in some cases, can be performed in the office, thus avoiding the need for general anesthesia. State-of-the-art tools such as CT-guided surgical instruments

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and high-definition video imaging are also an important part of his treatment techniques, especially in the case of sinusitis, where they allow for the safe removal of diseased tissue and bone in the sinuses, and the avoidance of post-operative nasal packing. Head and neck cancers afflict more than 50,000 people in the United States annually, and Dr. Wallace is an expert in the diagnosis and management of these difficult-to-diagnose tumors of the head and neck region. If a mass or lesion is located, an ultrasoundguided fine needle aspiration (FNA) can be performed, he explains. This minimally invasive in-office procedure involves inserting a fine hollow needle into the mass, using ultrasound scanners to guide the needle to the desired spot, and suctioning out cells in order to test them for cancer. Dr. Wallace earned his medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In 2013, he was named one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. s

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Friday, April 25 Montclair Womwn’s Club John Zinn lecture on NJ History: “Newark during the Civil War”. 1:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-226-6043.

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A special evening of two musical superstars and lifelong friends. Acclaimed soul icon Natalie Cole and definitive Modern Jazz and R&B guitarist George Benson will take the stage at bergenPAC in a rare appearance together in celebration of our 9th Annual Spring Gala. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Natalie Cole & George Benson Perform

The Ten Tenors’ unique approach to opera has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together—kicking and screaming—to create a sound that is uniquely theirs. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.


An in-the-round, collaborative project that presents Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale) sharing the stage, playing on each other’s songs, harmonizing and generally having a heck of a good time. 8pm. Outpost in the Burbs, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Relaxing Birth Class A mini-workshop specifically for those planning a natural birth. Non-pharmacological coping skills, birthing ball, water therapy and other holistic modalities will be covered. 9am. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5360.

Explore Anderson Park’s Wild Side

75 years after The Wizard of Oz debuted on the big screen, watch it again in all its glory, accompanied by your New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing the Harold Arlen score. You can even dress up as your favorite character and win a prize! 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Drew Carey Performs “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey returns to his stand-up roots to offer his unique perspective on people, places and things. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

This walking tour will focus on the east side of Anderson Park, near the brook. Discover trees and shrubs that date from the plantings of John Olmsted around 1905 or are descendants of those plantings. We will also discuss Toney’s Brook, which borders this edge of the park, and examine a map to trace its course through Montclair. Led by landscape historian Judith Earley. 10:30am. Anderson Park, Meet at the park’s northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 862-202-9251.

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Jack and the Beanstalk Production The story of Jack and the Beanstalk needs no introduction, but this version of the familiar folk tale introduces an assortment of characters. With the help of his good fairy, Frippery, Jack saves his father and destroys the evil giant. Also April 27 1:30 & 3:30pm. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752. (continued on page 50)

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Old Holland Oil Paints Presentation

5K race and 2 mi. fun run/fitness walk. The 5th annual race will take place on the beautiful, tree-lined, rolling hills of historic Essex Fells. The race is USATF sanctioned and certified and is part of the Grand Prix Series (500 points). We are chip timed. All proceeds are donated to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Registration: 7:30am, 5K: 8:30am, 2mi. fun-run/walk: 9:30am. . Roseland Municipal Building, 19 Harrison Ave., Roseland.

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Old Holland Oil Paints were established in 1664 and are the world’s oldest paint factory. We are very proud that they have chosen to visit Jerry’s during their spring trip to the United States. See for yourself, these renown paints known for the intensity of their colors at their multi-media presentation. Free raffle. 2-4pm. Registration required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

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With teacher Miriam Shankman of Mir-Yam Tai Chi, Chi Kung. Meditation at 10am next to the Boat House in Verona Park then enjoy an hour of a fun, gentle and rejuvenating practice in the park. All are welcome, and no experience is needed for this event. This event is followed by workshop The Healing Power of Chi at from 12:30-3:30pm. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-857-9536. miriam

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Artisans’ Fair Crafts are celebrated with a historic fabrics presentation, specialized tours of the Vail House, craft demonstrations, displays, activities, presentations, handson activities, and more. Purchase handmade items from local crafters. See the special exhibit in the Vail House by an honoree artist. 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550. Email

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Join a cooking demonstration with chef Sarah Moulton. Menu highlights include:8890 smoked salmon rillettes, open faced zucchini omelette with spicy tomato sauce and feta, falafel salad with creamy garlic dressing, Korean style burgers and cannoli-stuffed strawberries. 1-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

From Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to Kiss Me Kate, New Jersey Ballet presents some of Broadway’s most memorable dance sequences, set to the music of Sondheim, Cole Porter, and the duo of Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Sunday, April 27 An Evening with Julio Iglesias Throughout the 45 years of his unstoppable career, Grammy winner Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”) has performed for more than 60 million people around the globe. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

A Persistent Passion: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976 Lora Eberly Ballou grew up in an agrarian society in Ohio during the last quarter of the 1800s, then resided in an elegant home in Montclair, NJ with her husband and two daughters. At a time when it was difficult for any woman to pursue a passion for painting, and as the world dramatically changed around her, she spent much of her 106 years doing the thing she most loved—creating images of her surroundings on canvas. The exhibit will be on display during regular public tours on the first and third Sunday of each month beginning April 27 thru July 20. Montclair Historical Society’s Charles Shultz House, Evergreens, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Sunday, April 27

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey

“Emperor Concerto/Symphony Premiere,” presented by The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey. Paul Zeigler, piano; R. W. Butts Symphony #1 Première. 3pm. The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. 973-366-8922.

The Wizard of Oz with the NJSO Co-presented by State Theatre and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and watch it again in all its glory on the big screen, accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing the Harold Arlen score. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and go “Over the Rainbow.” 3pm. State Theater, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

NJ Ballet’s Cinderella One of NJB’s most popular productions for kids & families, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale in which wickedly funny stepsisters trip over themselves trying to act like ladies, the hours of the clock come to life and dance, and the brand new pumpkin turns into a coach before your very eyes! 1& 4pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Yom HaShoah Service— Holocaust Remembrance Day The Temple B’nai Abraham family will gather to commemorate Yom HaShoah with a service at 5pm. All are welcome to attend. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.


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Monday, April 28 Melissa Etheridge: This is ME Solo Rock icon Melissa Etheridge performs in an intimate atmosphere, playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano on both new and old material, such as “Come To My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and many more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

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Join a cooking demonstration with chef Bill Zucosky. Menu highlights include amuse spicy Ttuna handroll, roasted golden Baby beet salad, stilton vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, NY Strip steak, potatoes Romanoff and banana tart. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

West Essex Philatelic Society Meetings If you collect stamps or want to learn more about philately please visit The West Essex Philatelic Society. Scheduled Member’s Bourse/ Business Meeting/Elect Officers. Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7-9pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona.

April 2014

“Bead Stringing Workshop” This workshop will teach participants basic techniques to create a necklace professionally from beginning to end. They will learn how to design a beautiful necklace with cultured freshwater pearls and gemstone beads of the earth. Tools are available on loan for free during class or for purchase. If you wear glasses, please bring them as you will be working with small parts. Pre-registration and payment is required two weeks prior to program date. Hosted by Timeless Treasures Bead Shoppe of Montclair. 7pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Tuesday, April 29 Spring Gala Fundraiser Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood will hold their Spring Gala Fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the L’Dor V’Dor Education Fund. Wine, Dine, Shop and schmooze. Join the sisterhood for a fun evening of Bingo and La Petite Boutique. Reservations requiared. Richfield Regency 420 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-994-2290.

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Outreach Services “Outreach Services” The Essex County Clerk’s Office will be on hand to process passport applications and administer notary oaths. Photos taken on site for $10.00 however no senior cards will be issued. 6pm. The Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Merle Haggard and the Strangers Perform One of country’s legendary superstars performs from among the dozens of classic hits that have made him one of the most important, honored and ground-breaking artists in the history of country music. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-800.

Paul Rodgers Performs

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Paul Rodgers is best known as the lead singer from Bad Company whose hits “Can’t get Enough”, “Rock and Roll Fantasy” “Shooting Star” and signature song “Bad Company” are staples of classic rock radio. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Wednesday, April 30 Chefs Gala Enjoy an extraordinary evening featuring exceptional cuisine from the area’s most celebrated chefs. The Gala will salute Celebrity Chef Mario Batali and will feature a live auction with amazing travel and culinary experiences! All proceeds of the event support Table to Table, the first and only perishable food rescue organization that serves Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties. 6:30-10pm. Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5600.

The Winery Dogs Perform

It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison, bassist Billy Sheehan has rocked for decades with David Lee Roth and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.



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“Ear Nose & Throat Care You Can Trust!” Derrick I. Wallace, MD is a board certified Otolaryngologist specializing in the medical and surgical evaluation of any issue involving the ears, nose and throat. Through open dialogue, he will develop a unique set of treatment options for your consideration. Dr. Wallace has expertise in the treatment of disorders, including: • Thyroid Disease • Tonsillitis • Voice Disorders

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Do You Have Trouble Going to Sleep and or Staying Asleep? Learn how sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and choices make a difference in the quality of one’s nightly sleep from the Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas. Free, registration required. 7pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

Conversation, Networking and More Join Business Coach, Sue Waldman, to exchange ideas, support aspirations, empower new intentions, share stories and work collectively on meaningful projects. 8-9:30pm. Advance Registration is required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office at 22 Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-9090.

Thursday, May 1 May Basket Competition Sponsored by Garden Club of Montclair, the competition takes place in all Montclair business districts and awards recognition to businesses who have improved their buildings, store fronts or landscaping. Judging will be held on May 1, 11am -1pm. All local businesses are encouraged to participate. Montclair Business Districts. 973-744-1045.

13th Annual Spring Open Studio Each year, Lisa Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original, oil-on-linen and acrylic paintings consisting of impressionisticstyle, still lifes, waterscapes and florals in various sizes and subject matter. She will be displaying paintings from her popular “Fields of Joy,” “Koi” and “Water Lilies” series which all truly highlight her signature palette and expressive brushstrokes. New this year, Lisa will be premiering a new series of Artist Enhanced Giclee Canvas Prints. Noon–5pm and May 4, Noon–5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

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The Maplewood Glee Club presents its annual Spring Concert with A Toast to the ‘50s, featuring Columbia High School’s Excelsior Singers. The Spring concert also features a musical set from the Club’s annual scholarship winner, awarded to a local high school student with plans to study music in college. 8pm. Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St., Maplewood.

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OUR NEW SPRING MENU IS HERE contemporary new american cuisine

BERKELEY HEIGHTS 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.


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


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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 (continued on page 58)

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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.

Fresh | Unique | Authentic

Newly Expanded & Renovated


Neo - Japanese Cuisine BRONZE MEDAL WINNER!

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

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

Cucina Calandra 216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 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


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

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


Ritz Diner

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily

59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838 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

MONTCLAIR Palazzo 11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 (continued on page 60)

Bellissimo’s Ristorante 1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 973-785-4225 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, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 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

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 •

LIVINGSTON 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. Lunello_SE_Square_5.56x4.986_02-2013.indd 1

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VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels! Thanks to our customers, we are 4-Time Gold Medal Winners.



• Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas • Party Platters Available

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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

Home of the Handmade Bagel

Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Baked Fresh Daily


Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 • VISIT OUR OTHER LOCATION:

673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848

BEST STEAK Best of Essex 2010

Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

“It’s all about the Steak”



Star Tavern 400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336 A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD



Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Us!

$5 Margaritas DJ, prizes, giveaways & fun for the whole family. ALL DAY LONG! Catered events welcome!

33 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland 973-364-8277 • 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

SUMMIT La Pastaria 327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 •

Take Out and Delivery Available

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

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

Upstairs Sports Bar

Watch All The Action on Large Flat Screen TVs Drink & Food Specials During Every Sports Event

Visit our other location: 1300 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ • 732-669-9024


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Enjoy the Area’s Hottest Outdoor Dining... The Patio at

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


Featuring: • Local Delivery Service • Lunch & Dinner Specials • Catering for All Occasions 6230 TOWN CENTER WAY LIVINGSTON, 2ND FLOOR


There’s Something for Everyone at CLOVERLEAF! BEER APPRECIATION NIGHT 1st Tuesday of every month—6pm to close

Wednesday is


Live Children’s Entertainment 6-8pm

$3 Draft of the Week A different draft beer every Mon.-Thurs.

Rated #1 Beer Bar in the Northeast and #3 in the Country We’ve served over 600 different beers in 2013, constantly rotating draft and bottles.

Verona Inn 624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544

Text the word “CLOVER” to 83361 to join our exclusive VIP Text Club and receive info on upcoming promotion & events.

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

“Where Good Friends Meet” Since 1933 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell

973-226-9812 Join us on Facebook for exclusive updates & promotions

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WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina 40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell 973-287-6307 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

WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls


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

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

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BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: 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

Reserve for Easter Sunday SINCE 1996

Visit our other locations: Vicolo in Old Tappan and Limoncello in Waldwick


“Casual Italian Dining” OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

B BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

113 South Livingston Ave, Livingston (across from Livingston Cleaners)






homes were sold in February, down 6% from January, as February tends to be the slowest month of the year. Compared with February, 2013 sales were up 15%. The average sales price rose by less than 1% from January ($487,700 vs. $485,900) and was up 6% from a year earlier ($461,500). The median days on market for properties that sold rose sharply, from 31 to 61. Just 35 homes sold during their first 30 days on the market, down 39% from 57 in January.

ESSEX FELLS 36 Bloomfield Ave 28 Park Ln 89 Old Chester Rd


Address List Price 51 Prospect St 325,000 101-105 Roseland Ave 350,000 170 Westville Ave 389,000 25 Smull Ave 469,900

Bed/Bath Sale Price 3/2 348,515 2/2 350,500 5/2 385,000 4/3 455,000


25 Brunswick Rd 238 Ridge Rd 120 Cedar Grove Pkwy 2 Emory Ct

329,000 339,900 459,900 549,900

3/1 3/1 3/1.1 4/3.1

315,000 365,000 470,000 550,000

399,900 485,000 1,449,000

FAIRFIELD 25 Clinton Rd 26 Cole Rd

349,900 399,000


971 Bloomfield Ave, B-10 89,000 66 Midland Ave 339,000 2 Clinton Rd 450,000 114 Essex Ave 579,000 34 Hillcrest Rd 629,000 102 Hillside Ave 699,000

2/2.1 4/2.1 6/4.1

397,000 475,000 1,387,500

4/3 3/2

355,000 385,000

0/1 3/1.1 3/2 5/2.1 4/3.1 6/3

60,000 350,000 435,000 610,000 629,000 699,000


236 E Northfield Rd 285,000 43 N Ashby Ave 339,900 61 Walnut St 399,900 39 Brookside Ave 399,000 34 W Cedar St 468,000 26 Longacre Dr 475,000 17 Tanglewood Dr 539,000 10 Sandalwood Dr 540,000 4 Springbrook Rd 539,000 15 Sherbrooke Pky 568,500 39 Midway Dr 669,900 27 Tuxedo Dr 769,000 9 Willow Ln 789,900 77 Rockledge Dr 1,050,000 14 Putnam Rd 1,295,000

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

262,500 330,000 425,000 430,000 437,000 467,500 500,000 540,000 560,000 580,000 690,000 750,000 770,000 1,060,000 1,295,000

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It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home… Low Interest Rates, Affordable Pricing & Terrific Values!





Brick ranch in an idyllic setting with an open floor plan on a sprawling 3/4 acre property. An open floor plan with terrific natural light provides a bright, spacious feel with a great flow. Covered rear patio overlooking the wonderful yard with plenty of possibilities for entertaining. Well-maintained with new energyefficient furnace, new central air unit, generator bypass switch, and freshly refinished hardwood floors.

Well constructed colonial nestled in a desirable area of town. Well designed separate in law suite located on 1st floor includes a bedroom, living room, full bath& spacious closets. Formal living and dining rooms, spacious kitchen with sliders to deck. Enjoy the first floor family room with wood burning fireplace. Master suite and 3 additional bedrooms complete the second level. Close to Gould school, town pool, tennis courts, and playing field.

Well maintain 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath split level in sought after West Caldwell. Updated Kitchen with granite counter tops and a center island. Finished basement with a full bath and a second kitchen. Refinished hardwood floors, freshly painted inside and out, thermal windows – move right in. Convenient to all major roadways, shopping and NYC Transportation.

True Center Hall colonial totally updated and freshly painted inside and out. Full newly finished approximately 1000 sq ft basement, huge ultra private level yard, Pella windows, brand new furnace – this home is truly “move in”! Updated baths, and kitchen (stainless/granite,tile, etc), new hardwood floors, brand new driveway, walk, and landscaping. Enjoy the convenience of highway accessibility, yet be ultimate private.

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10 Crestmont Rd 6F 155,000 10 Crestmont Rd, 2O 179,000 53 James Street, 2 225,000 367 Orange Rd 269,900 18 Claremont Ave 339,000 1 Grant St 339,000 222 Valley Rd 496,500 220 Valley Rd 499,000 129 Midland Ave 589,000 70 Midland Ave 625,000 8 Madison Ave 689,900 6 Madison Ave 719,900 90 Gates Ave 729,000 35 Porter Pl 729,000 62 Christopher St 799,000 46 Tuxedo Rd 799,000 88 Undercliff Rd 1,200,000

NORTH CALDWELL 1/1 2/2 2/1 3/2 4/2 3/2 5/2.1 5/2.1 5/2.1 5/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 5/3.1 6/3 5/2.2 5/3.2 8/6.1

140,000 174,500 234,000 272,000 315,000 330,000 489,000 490,000 561,000 610,000 660,000 719,000 749,000 830,000 834,000 865,000 1,115,000

UPPER MONTCLAIR 530 Valley Rd, 3G 3 Lansing Pl 35 Marquette Rd 235A Christopher St 9 Emerson Pl 138 Wildwood Ave 202 Lorraine Ave 293 N Mountain Ave 237 Up. Mountain Ave

397,500 464,000 569,000 589,000 639,900 699,000 849,000 769,000 949,000

2/2 5/1.1 3/2 4/3.2 3/2.1 5/2.2 6/3.1 5/3.2 7/5.2

397,500 457,000 580,000 615,000 625,000 750,000 820,000 825,000 889,000

104 Mountain Ave 1145 Stephanie Dr 9 Colony Dr 7 Hill St 444 Mountain Ave 30 Four Seasons Dr, 213 79 Four Seasons Dr, 614

ROSELAND 28 Harrison Ave 9 Schweinberg Dr


1 Claridge Dr, 215 25 Park Ct, 93 41 Forest Ave 8 Birch Ln 2 Claridge Dr, 3Kw 13 Nassau Rd 93 Mt Prospect Ave 40 Elmwood Rd 45 Sunset Ave

349,900 409,000 459,000 549,000 699,000 751,883 775,213

3/1 3/2.1 3/2 3/2.1 3/2 2/2 2/2

332,500 380,000 433,000 543,000 660,000 745,883 750,213

499,000 559,900

4/3 3/2.1

499,000 530,000

139,999 185,000 265,000 369,900 389,000 499,000 549,900 515,000 639,000

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

132,000 171,500 272,500 340,000 370,000 470,000 495,000 500,000 628,000

3/1 3/1 3/2 2/2

300,000 310,000 338,000 340,000

WEST CALDWELL 90 Westover Ave 17 Washington Ave 252 Westville Ave 269 Central Ave

319,000 324,900 375,000 365,000

150 Forest Ave 110 Fairfield Ave 6 McRae Ct

350,000 383,000 629,000


45 Wilfred St, 6 99,900 128 Watson Ave 174,900 356 Northfield Ave 199,000 18 Kingwood Rd 199,000 15 Virginia Ave 250,000 12 Maple St 260,000 367 Stiles Ct 270,000 1A Crystal Ave 279,000 338 Plsnt Valley Way 270,000 60 Herbert Ter 249,900 293 Araneo Dr 305,000 34 Stanford Ave 299,900 10 Smith Manor, 816 295,000 52 Edgewood Ave 339,000 49 Birchwood Ave 355,000 3 Clonavor Rd 348,000 317 Gregory Ave 369,000 5 Lakeview Dr 349,900 46 Sullivan Dr 495,000 22 Boland Dr 595,000 36 Whitbay Dr 779,900 24 Keimel Ct 875,000 50 Wildwood Ave 1,199,000

3/1.1 3/2.1 4/2.1

350,000 368,000 620,000

1/1 4/2 3/1 2/1 3/2.1 4/2.1 2/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 2/2 3/2.1 4/2 2/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/1.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/3.1 3/3.1 4/3.1 3/4.1 8/7.1

99,900 157,000 170,000 199,000 242,000 250,000 260,000 260,000 265,000 265,094 275,000 285,000 301,000 320,000 340,000 348,000 369,000 375,000 500,000 550,000 770,000 824,200 910,000

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

What’s New? We Can Insure That! It’s time to give us a call because things change. We’re here to make sure you are covered. Call for a Complimentary Analysis.



Denny Klein, President and CEO, and the staff of Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC April 2014


Health, Beauty & Fitness What’s New in Manicures for Spring? By Rhonda L. Rivera


t’s been said that the “Statement Mani” is 2014’s hottest accessory. If you’re confused by what this means, read on!

For the spring, white nails are very popular, as are pastels. Sheer, high-gloss polish is “in,” and so are metallics in every hue from orange to blue, gold and even nude. Stripe details in all colors, mainly verticals, but also in crisscross and diagonal patterns, are a fun addition to your manicure. If you’re daring, add other forms of artistic designs and graphic textures. The “Moon Mani” trend is where a half-moon crescent is painted on the nail bed with the remainder of the nail painted in a different hue. Similarly, ombre manicures, in which the nail starts out painted in one color but then morphs into another color, also are popular.

Getting into Shape Minus the Sweat By Amanda Galasso


ue to the natural resistance and buoyancy of water, water aerobics provides a deceptively invigorating and intense workout. The water provides the strength training and cardiovascular benefits of exercise on dry land, with less strain and stress on your muscles, joints and bones. It also forces you to engage more muscles by demanding a larger range of motion than usually applied in land exercises, which results in firming and toning your body from every angle. Simply kicking and cupping the water helps contribute to muscle development, which translates into a higher metabolism and healthier body. Classes are tailored to different fitness levels and styles, so make sure to check out various programs and schedules. For example, JCC MetroWest in West Orange,, offers classes from walking in the pool to water yoga aquatic boot camp and pool Zumba®. So go ahead—strengthen your body, lose weight, reduce stress and burn calories, all in the pool.

Treating Migraines with Acupuncture By Rhonda L. Rivera


cupuncture has been practiced in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and is becoming mainstream within the United States medical field.

With respect to migraines, relief comes with every treatment session. Just as anti-inflammatory medicines open blood vessels, so too does acupuncture. “The practice increases circulation, releases endorphins and changes the body’s neurotransmitters, thereby relieving pain,” explains Dr. Morgan Reade of NJ Advanced Acupuncture, with offices in Verona and Madison. The acupuncturist does not stop with simply relieving the pain, but rather delves further, acting as a detective to discover and correct the trigger that caused the pain. Once the root cause is determined, the patient needs to change his or her lifestyle in order to receive a permanent “cure.” After the initial course of treatment, quarterly “tune ups” may be recommended to keep the patient pain free. For most, migraine pain is reduced, with the help of acupuncture, to an occasional headache.

Why not try out the latest manicure fashions atKim’s Nails in West Orange or Soho Nail Salon in West Caldwell.

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


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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



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


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.

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

Verona Dental Arts

Pearl Personal Training

184 Pompton Avenue, Verona 862-881-4251

Plastic Surgeon

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

Plastic Surgeon

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.

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.

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

Spiro Plastic Surgery Scott A. Spiro, MD

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

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

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



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.

Advanced Smiles Dental Care 685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-7799


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.

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.

Roseland Eye Care

Upper Montclair Eye Care & Wear

178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-228-2424

Women’s Services

Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW Center for Women is a resource for all women and children. Their professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services, and peer support are available.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women 70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-994-4994 •

51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-5255 •


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

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HOME & GARDEN Rejuvenate Your Home with Paint

Your Garden Deserves a Raise!

By Rhonda L. Rivera

By Amanda Galasso



fter the winter that we just endured, everyone’s spirits can use a little lift. Why not start at home? “Paint reinvigorates a room. It gives a fresh, clean look that not only can transform your home, but also renew your soul,” says Amy Wax, custom color consultant, owner of Your Color Source Studio in Montclair, and creator of the “Color911” app. Wax recommends that you paint just your most utilized rooms. That way you’ll get the feeling of having repainted a larger area without being overwhelmed. Also, repurpose a room by using color. Change a pink guest room into an office with earth tones. An uptick in paint sales due to damage caused by leaks and ice damming has been noticed by Richard Digeronimo of Red Star Paint and Decorating in Montclair, redstarpaint. According to Digeronimo, residents are taking the opportunity to paint whole rooms instead of just doing spot fixes. The most popular colors are tranquil green (JoJoba AF460*) for living and family rooms and bedrooms, traditional blue (Newburyport Blue HC-155*) for dining rooms, and a light, sky blue (Breath of Fresh Air 806*) for every room in the house.

pring is just around the corner, and one of the most relaxing warm-weather activities is to spend time outside gardening. A simple, yet effective, way to garden is by making a “Raised Bed.”

Think of a raised bed as your garden on a platform. By mounding or surrounding soil with pressure-treated wood or concrete blocks, raised bed gardens allow you to grow more in less space. In such a configuration, plants cover the entire surface of the beds, allowing gardeners to work from the paths. The plants’ roots grow straight down, as opposed to spreading out in search of moisture and nutrients. Vegetables (and other plants and flowers) thrive in the deep, loose and fertile soil.Some of the many benefits of raised beds include: Less watering. The soil doesn’t become compacted and result in runoff, since walking is limited to the paths. Instead, water is absorbed directly, and moisture is retained for a longer period of time. Pest control. For example, slugs and snails are prevented from infiltrating the beds. Burrowing rodents are discouraged with a low fence surrounding the bed. Aesthetically pleasing. Whether it’s a square, rectangular or circular shaped garden, raised beds keep your garden looking neat and tidy. Weeds also are reduced due to the lack of area to grow. Easier for those with limited mobility. Since raised beds are higher off the ground, kneeling and bending to tend is reduced, which relieves pressure on joints and your back.

In addition to these colors, Wilber Vargas of Wilber’s Painting in Maplewood,, has been using energetic yellows that reminds his clients of the lively outdoors. Accent colors such as aqua, lavender and coral complement the new wall tints perfectly. *Benjamin Moore paint codes


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Given the harsh winter we just experienced, what should we be doing to take care of our lawns during April? First and foremost, be patient. Your lawn may not look its best during the early part of the Spring, as it may take a little bit longer to come out of dormancy. If areas appear to be matted down, you should lightly rake them to promote oxygen circulation. Do not get carried away with mechanical dethatching, as this could cause permanent injury to your susceptible turf. If you do have any winter kill feel free to spot seed with a perennial rye grass blend, but be prepared for your new grass to struggle when temperatures heat up. It will also be likely that any damaged areas may fill in with crabgrass because there is nothing to compete with it. With some TLC, your lawn will be back to its healthy, green, pre-winter status.”

—Jason Sponzilli, Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc., 973-244-1410



Building Supply


Visit this 200-year-old farmhouse filled with antiques and decorated in a “gypsy” mix of shabby chic, bohemian and Moroccan motifs. You’ll find Amish farm furniture, vintage textiles, architectural salvage and garden décor. You’ll also find a wealth of decorating ideas and advice.

Karl’s is a premier dealer of brand name and designer appliances with six locations in New Jersey. They offer thousands of appliances in numerous color choices and finishes. From the most basic washer and dryer combination to complete customized professional kitchens, you will find what you need at Karl’s. The real-life displays in their Fairfield designer showroom will help you envision just the look and feel you’ve always wanted in your own home.

WESKetch is both a professional architectural firm and a construction company specializing in unique and creative residential design solutions and exquisite craftsmanship and construction management services.

Gypsy Farm House

Karl’s Appliance

WESKetch Architecture, Inc

106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-9886

Color Consultant

A Ferguson Enterprise 65 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 888-98-KARLS •

Custom Closets

Create a fresh look for your home with professional color consulting from an award-winning color expert. Your Color Source designs can’t-fail color schemes for interiors, exteriors and commercial projects. Amy Wax is winner of the Hue Award from Benjamin Moore and President of the International Association of Color Consultants of North America.

Specializing in design, construction, and installation of custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobes and much more. Offering many finishes, accessories, and hardware. Call for free in-home design consultation and estimates.

Your Color Source

Closets by Design


Fabric & Trim

The Fabric Factory Outlet has been in business at this location for over 10 years. All of the in-stock fabric and trim are hand selected for the best quality at an affordable price. The design staff has many years of experience in interior design, textile design and upholstery. Visit Fabric Factory Outlet for discount fabric, trim, custom services, notions and more.

Fabric Factory Outlet 390 Fairfield Road, Fairfield 973-439-0333

800-293-3744 • 201-964-9600


AFNY, with locations in Fairfield and Harrison, offers a collection of kitchen and plumbing fixtures and accessories that are simply unparalleled.

AFNY Hardware Bath & Spa Division

567 Route 46 West, Fairfield 973-575-0500 •



William E.S. Kaufman, AIA, LEED-AP President 1932 Long Hill Road, Millington 908-647-8200

Custom Closets

Custom Designed is owner operated and in the industry for over 30 years. They design, build and install all of their own products ranging from closets, home offices and custom cabinetry to wood radiator covers, entertainment units and home woodworking projects. The Custom Designed team is committed to building products that exceed their client’s expectations.

Custom Designed

973-783-5788 •


West Essex Building Supply Co. Inc. has been serving the greater Essex County area since 1937. They are a 3rd generation, family-owned business. Over the years, they have worked hard to earn an excellent reputation for dependability and service at competitive prices. Product include Andersen Windows, closet systems, decking, power tools, doors, insulation, lattice panels, Marvin Windows, Therma Tru Doors and Velux Skylights.

West Essex Building Supply

40 Depot St, Verona 973-239-1500 •

Electrical Service

E&M O’Hara has been in business for 51 years. Their reputation is one of the finest in Essex County. Certified lighting consultants, and experts when it comes to service. Free estimates.

E&M O’Hara Electric

144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626

Garage Doors

Picture Framing Factory has opened their doors to the public. For the first time, local consumers can buy direct from their Fairfield factory. For over 20 years, the Picture Framing Factory has owned and successfully operated several framing stores in New York City. With the largest selection, highest quality, and fastest turnaround in the industry, the Picture Framing Factory can frame anything at wholesale prices.

Picture Framing Factory

7 Kulick Road, Fairfield 973-287-6060

Skillman Doors is the leading Dealer and Garage Door Repair and Service Company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset County areas. A family owned business established in 1945, Skillman Doors is widely known for expert garage door and opener repairs, the high quality of our garage door and garage door opener products. They are know for their outstanding service, courteous employees, and our honest and straightforward approach to business.

Skillman Doors, LLC

973-748-1110 • 908-879-2223

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DeFranco & Sons Contractors is a second generation, family owned and operated construction business. De Franco can handle a wide variety of work, including paving, sidewalks, stairs, masonry, drainage, site work, hardscaping, landscaping, patio construction, retaining wall construction and natural stone work. They can design the perfect look for your home. They have been in operation since 1978 and are a fully licensed and insured.

DeFranco & Sons Contractors, LLC 8 Chapin Road, Pine Brook 973-227-7407 •

Home Decor

CBL Fine Art is an award-winning gallery featuring the finest in handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, glass, original and graphic art, tableware, handbags, furniture, Judaica and decorative accessories. From contemporary to traditional, funky to conservative, their collection includes something special for any taste or style.

CBL Fine Art

459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-736-7776 •

Home Entertainment

Heating & Cooling

Heating & Cooling

Since 1965, Air Group technicians and installers have provided innovative, cutting-edge home comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical to more than 75,000 NJ residential and commercial customers. Your comfort is their responsibility! Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric is family-owned and has been servicing Essex County for over 23 years. The company won three different Angie’s List Superior Service Awards in 2013 for generator installations and service, heating and air conditioning service. For more information or a free consultation, contact Mike DeJoseph.

Air Group LLC

127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-237-0505 •

800-545-1020 •

Home Decor

Home Again Design delicately hand selects every piece of furniture, home decor and jewelry item that enters their boutique-style showroom. Their clients can be sure they are getting the best condition, quality and variety at exceptional prices every time they walk through their doors. Whether you are searching for the perfect piece for your home or are interested in consignment, their goal is to find beautiful things a home, again.

Home Again Design, LLC

1330 Springfield Ave, New Providence 908-464-8800 •

Home Furnishings

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric

Home Decor

Nest & Company specializes in arts and crafts period décor featuring reproduction pieces from the country’s finest artists and designers. The shop is one of a kind in the area and sells period furniture, lighting, pottery, tile, artwork and metalwork. In home consultations are available for custom window treatments, floor coverings and custom furniture.

Nest & Company

15 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-509-9488

Home Remodeling

For over 40 years, SAMM Sound has been your local dealer for all of your home and mobile electronic needs. They specialize in designing and installing home entertainment systems for any room and every budget, as well as audio/video, safety and convenience systems for your vehicles. Their products and services are utilized and enjoyed everyday. Go to their website for more information or call 973-575-8910 to become another SAMM Sound satisfied customer.

Located in a historical art deco building in Montclair Center, Hampton House has been owned and operated by the Fisch family for more than 65 years. They welcome you to shop their four floors of home furnishings, showcasing a broad spectrum of lifestyles at many price points. From purchase to delivery, your satisfaction is the primary goal.

Started in 1990 when partners Frank DiRocco and Alan Zoppi joined their separate companies to form one responsive building firm. Through their membership with The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (North Jersey NARI Chapter), they have developed systems and practices to streamline the remodeling process. They specialize in residential additions and remodeling and have built their reputation on a foundation of courteous honest service, quality workmanship, and attention to the customer’s budget constraints.

Samm Sound

Hampton House

Affordable Remodelers, Inc.

1103 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8910


467 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-744-0900

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Suburban Essex County 973-239-9332

Home Cleaning

Home Cleaning by Maria will provide service on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at a fair price. They are reliable and responsible with over 20 years of experience and excellent references.

Home Cleaning by Maria 973-731-2234

Home Entertainment

A family-owned business since 1974, the Game Room has specialized in new and vintage Brunswick pool tables, bars, bar stools, air hockey, table tennis and foozball tables. The complete source for the “Man Cave,” The Game Room Store has a large display of chess, darts, poker, gambling supplies and rustic décor.

The Game Room Store

461 Route 46, Fairfield 973-227-2245 •

Residential & Home Remodeling Commercial

Chris Frieman President After apprenticing as a carpenter for almost 10 years and mastering all phases of the trade, Chris Frieman started his own company, C. Frieman Construction, Inc., in 1992. For over 20 years he has created NJ Lic # 13VH00313400 custom homes, additions and renovations in the Essex County area. He pays close Established 1992 attention to detail and makes sure all of his projects exceed the expectations of his clients.


C. Frieman Construction, Inc. 973-992-9291

Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling

Carolan Contractors has been in business since 1978 specializing in vinyl siding, roofing, replacement windows and doors. They can help you with many remodeling projects. Their website will help you select the best products for your home. They were selected for the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award. Contact them to find out how they can help make your dreams come true. One call brings the owner to your home for a FREE consultation.

Family-owned and operated, Gargiulo Builders is a full-service remodeling and building company dedicated to quality and service since 1965. Areas of expertise included additions, kitchens, baths, sundecks, basement finishing and handyman jobs. They take projects from concept through design and construction.

Carolan Contractors

Gargiulo Builders

Verona 973-857-1555 •


Rand, Feuer & Klein is an ultra-responsive, full-service property and casualty insurance agency. With a combination of client services, well-known insurance carriers and a paperless technology, they have created the more perfect “hometown” insurance agency. Their agency will provide a full range of insurance products and services from a substantial list of marquis carriers. This assures each of their policyholders the most comprehensive insurance products at the lowest rates.

Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC

165 Passaic Ave, Suite 308, Fairfield 973-582-6208

Interior Design

Lovely Living Interiors is a full-service design firm established in 1960 offering custom window treatments, fine furniture, carpet and area rugs, wall coverings, accessories, floor plans and more. Affordable pricing. Personal service from concept to completion.

Lovely Living Interiors

295 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-364-1124

East Hanover 973-428-9529 •


Sanford Insurance Group is a fourthgeneration, family-owned and operated independent insurance agency serving the tri-state area since 1896. As an independent broker, their primary concern is to secure optimal coverage at the best price for their corporate and individual customers. They represent premier insurance carriers and specialize in all lines of personal and commercial insurance including home, health, auto and life.

Sanford Insurance Group

210 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-783-6600 •

Interior Design

For a totally new look using your furniture or starting anew… Sandi Malkin Interiors can give your home a makeover just like you’ve seen on TV! It is possible to have a totally new look and instant gratification for your own home makeover. Residential and commercial services are available.

Sandi Malkin Interiors LLC Livingston • 973-535-9192

Home Remodeling

Improving homes since 1958, Joseph Episcopo & Sons consistently ranks in the nation’s Top 500 Remodelers. Experience their professionalism, high quality craftsmanship, knowledge and customer service on your next project.

Joseph Episcopo & Sons, Inc. 93A North Passaic Ave, Chatham 908-277-0286

Interior Design

Home Remodeling

NJ Custom Trims and Moldings is your NJ trim and molding specialist. They specialize in custom made architectural details including items such as: custom crown moldings, custom trims, built-ins, wainscoting, chair rails, coffered ceilings, custom ceiling design, custom walls, custom designed offices, custom bars and doors. NJ Custom Trims is fully licensed and insured in New Jersey.

NJ Custom Trims

Serving Northern New Jersey 973-992-1515 •

Interior Design

Whether shopping for a unique gift for the home, updating a room, or designing an entire home, British Home Emporium and BHE Studio offers all you need to meet your personal design needs.

British Home Emporium & BHE Studio 89 & 91 Main Street, Madison 973-443-0303

Kitchen Design

Decorating Den Interiors is an award-winning Interior Design business located in Verona. They are the perfect source for all of your residential and light commercial interior design projects. Not only are they easy and fun to work with, but they offer you excellent design using the best in: custom window treatments, custom furniture including upholstery and reupholstery, lighting, accessories, floorcovering, design services, space planning, color consultations, and so much more!

Deocorating Den Interiors 973-239-3004

Kitchen Design

Aspen Kitchen and Bath is a full service custom kitchen and bath remodeling company with two showrooms located in Far Hills and Verona. They are proud to be your one-stop shop for glamorous design, richly finished cabinetry, premium fixtures and impeccable craftmanship. With the best staff of designers and contractors, Aspen Kitchen and Bath possesses the delicate touch and tenured experience to make your remodeling project the value of a lifetime.

Aspen Kitchen & Bath

380 Bloomfield Ave, Verona • 973-857-3170 55 Route 202, Far Hills • 908-375-8276

Boyette Kitchens & Baths has been servicing Essex County for over 30 years. Specializing in complete renovations of kitchens, bathrooms and additions, Boyette’s knowledgeable team of professionals will make your dream a reality. From floor plans and design work, their construction experts manage all aspects of the project. Please feel free to call for an appointment, and visit their showroom which exclusively displays WoodMode and Brookhaven cabinetry.

Boyette Kitchens & Baths

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield 973-748-1020 •

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Kitchen Design

For more than 40 years, Cabri, Inc. has been a fixture in the Summit business district, proudly representing Wood-Mode custom and Brookhaven semi-custom cabinetry. Their expert team provides complimentary, personalized service from start to finish, no matter what the size and scope of your project. They care about the finished product, and will be there for you whenever you are ready to add on or start something new.

Cabri, Inc.

28 Beechwood Road, Summit 908-277-1161 •

Landscape Design

Garden Masters: 12 Years in Essex County Landscape Design & Installation • Experts in All Styles of Landscape Design • Custom Computer Generated Designs • Free Consultations • Walls, Pathways and Patios • Landscape Lighting (Free Trial Installation) • Drainage and Grading 20% off All Winter Restoration Projects

Garden Masters, LLC

Glen Ridge NJ Lic# 13VH04828000 973-429-7203 •

Landscape Design

Team SportsTurf Lawn Care and Landscaping offers a complete line of services. They can design, install, and maintain your landscape. They specialize in both commercial and residential properties, including lawn maintenance, landscaping and hardscaping construction, and sports field instrallation. Their design services include the ability to take a digital picture of your current landscape and graphically illustrate how your new plan will look.

Team SportsTurf

West Caldwell • 973-882-1242


Kitchen Design

For 20 years Showcase Kitchen & Bath has been known for not only their stunning kitchens and bathrooms but for their ability to seamlessly perform all facets of home remodeling. The creative designs and quality craftsmanship continue to make Showcase New Jersey’s Premier Remodeler.

Showcase Kitchen & Bath

438 Broad Street Bloomfield • 973-743-8722 NJLic#13VH00056300 EPA Lead Safe Certificate #NAT–23584-1

Landscape Design

Outdoor Matters has been serving the community for over 25 years with impeccable results in landscape design, construction and maintaining properties. They take a personal approach to every project large or small. They strive for excellence with every project and make sure that their client’s expectations are met every time.

Outdoor Matters Landscape, LLC 973-256-6224 •

Lanscape Design

One of NJ’s most well thought of landscape designers. A former Professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and creator and host of the popular radio program “Our towns, Our Streets, Our Gardens,” his thoughtful solutions for outdoor rooms, gardens and swimming pools are particularly suited to older homes and restorations.

William Scerbo Landscape Architect South Orange • 973-763-5380

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Landscape Design

Why use a designer? Anne is a horticulturist from Rutgers University so she will know the right plant to put in the right place. She will start with the most important phase of the project, the design, and follow through to the completion of the landscape of your dreams.

Anne Fahey Garden Design and Consulting

5 Wootton Road, Essex Fells 973-226-7326 •

Landscape Design

Lanscape Design

A second generation, family-owned and operated company celebrating their 30th anniversary. They are your complete landscape service company, offering all aspects of design, installation, and maintenance. Services include renovations, hydro-seeding, chemical treatment and full lawn maintenance programs. All work fully guaranteed.

D’Onofrio & Son Landscaping Serving Northern and Central NJ 973-763-8911 • 908-810-9010

Landscape Design

At Picture Perfect Landscapes, they understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. They have a team of experts that will consult with you to determine your exact needs. From landscape maintenance to new construction, their residential and commercial clients know that when they call Picture Perfect Landscapes, they will get the best.

From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance and upkeep of your landscaping, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. Their goal is to provide the highest quality results through expertise, experience, and a passion for excellence. That’s why they continue to be the company that designs and creates commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Picture Perfect Landscapes

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc.

462 Horseneck Road, Fairfield • 973-439-9300

Outdoor Living

Supplying all your backyard needs. Patio furniture, grills, and NJ’s largest hot tub display available for next day delivery.

Pelican Ski, Pool & Patio 2980 Route 10W, Morris Plains 973-267-0964

345 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-244-1410 •


Red Star Paint & Decorating Center is Montclair’s largest Benjamin Moore and Hunter Douglas dealer. They carry a full line of both interior and exterior Benjamin Moore paints and stains, as well as tool and supplies needed by both home owners and professional contractors. They will answer all of your questions, provide guidance, and advise you on which paint, supplies, colors, window treatments are right for you. It’s priceless service you won’t find at box stores.

Red Star Paint & Decorating Center 420 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-746-2468 •


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Wilber’s Painting has highly trained professional painters on every project. With 15 years of experience, their commitment to excellence has earned them a reputation as the top painting company in the area. Many of their referrals are from word of mouth… one satisfied customer to another.

Create a fresh look for your home with professional color consulting from an award-winning color expert. Your Color Source designs can’t-fail color schemes for interiors, exteriors and commercial projects. Amy Wax is winner of the Hue Award from Benjamin Moore and President of the International Association of Color Consultants of North America.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty has been one of the premiere real estate firms in the West Essex Area since its inception in 1972. With their commitment to friendly and professional customer service, they’ll help you find the house, condo or townhouse of your dreams, assist you with selling your current property, or help you lease the perfect commercial property. Whatever your real estate needs, please allow them the honor of serving you.

Wilber’s Painting

Your Color Source

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty

Maplewood 973-762-6333 •




460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1050 •


You’re sitting on gold...The real estate market is sizzling! Due to historically low interest rates and low inventory, prices are moving up and buyer demand is very strong. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get top dollar for your home. If you are thinking of selling the time is now! Please call us for a complementary, private consultation.

Virtue Tile is a design company that specializes in stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal or eco-green tile for any interior surface, including kitchens, baths, fireplaces & floors. A third generation family-owned business, Virtue Tile has been serving Summit and the surrounding communities for 50 plus years. Their mission is to bring beautiful design to your home, working within your budget.

Weichert Realtors – Livingston

Mediterranean Tile & Marble

Virtue Tile

Waste Removal

435 Route 46 West, Fairfield • 973-808-1267 7 Olcott Square, Bernardsville • 908-593-9990

Window Treatments

Rhodes Van Note & Company Realtors

635 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-6033 •

Tree Service

For more than 21 years, Mediterranean has exhibited a commitment to innovative design while carrying an amazing selection of stone, glass, and porcelain, as well as mechanical and handmade ceramic tiles from all over the world. Their two spacious showrooms contain a vast collection of the latest materials in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures. Their professional design staff is experienced in serving both homeowners and trade professionals alike.

35 North Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-994-4884

Rhodes, Van Note & Company REALTORS is a locally owned, independent firm with national connections. For 28 years, Rhodes, Van Note & Company REALTORS have been helping families market and/or find their special home. Their 30 full-time sales consultants are enthusiastic, professionally-trained and knowledgeable about current market conditions and financing

160 Broad Street, Summit 908.273.6936 • 800.222.3163

Year-round professional tree service that prides itself on providing prompt responses with reasonable rates and the highest quality customer service. Shade tree and ornamental pruning by ISA certified specialists. Emergency service available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Trees Unlimited

Serving all of Passaic, Essex and parts of Bergen, Hudson, Union & Morris Counties 973-628-8733


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Champion Waste Removal is a full-service property maintenance company specializing in residential and commercial cleanouts. Their services include cleanouts, container & trailer service removal, demolition, REO services and recycling. No job is too big or too small.

Champion Waste Removal Serving Northern NJ • 973-744-6766

With 20 years of experience and exceptional attention to detail, Michele specializes in custom made window treatments. From blinds to shutters and shades as well as custom designed and made top treatments and drapery, all projects are delivered with quality and integrity. Free In-Home Consultation

Window Designs by Michele Shop at Home 973-769-1551

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 973-276-1688 Home & Garden Resource Directory


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Baby The Importance of



e do all that we can to ensure our children grow and develop normally—a monumental responsibility that kicks off as soon as they arrive into the world. With newborns, this responsibility starts with an array of screening tests to check for any genetic, metabolic or developmental disorders before symptoms present themselves. Early detection means treatment sooner than later, often leading to positive outcomes when it comes to a child’s long-term health.


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Just a few drops of blood taken from a newborn’s heel are all that are needed for lab testing (heart and hearing screenings use special equipment). The sample typically is taken within the first few days of life before a baby leaves the hospital for home. Required screenings vary from state to state, and some states require repeat screenings. What’s universal and important to keep in mind is that most of the potential conditions are rare and a vast majority of newborns are found to be completely healthy.

The Screening Panel Almost every state screens for more than 30 disorders, which are categorized primarily as either organic acid metabolism disorders (problems metabolizing food); fatty acid oxidation disorders (problems converting fat into energy); amino acid metabolism disorders (problems processing amino acids); or hemoglobin disorders (problems involving red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body). Following are some of the most widely screened conditions: • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia refers to a group of inherited disorders that involve insufficient hormone production by the adrenal glands, which regulate many vital body processes. Hormone supplements can manage the condition. • Congenital Hypothyroidism is diagnosed when newborns do not produce enough thyroid hormone, a chemical substance necessary for managing metabolism and growth. Thyroid hormone taken orally can promote normal development. • Galactosemia occurs when there is a deficiency in the enzyme required to convert the simple sugar galactose into glucose, so the body can use it. Dairy products typically are eliminated from the diet to prevent excess galactose and its associated health problems. • MCAD (medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase) Deficiency is a fatty acid oxidation disorder that can trigger hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and in turn negatively affect growth and development. Nutritional guidance and adherence to a prescribed diet can help kids live normal lives.

• Tyrosinemia is characterized by high levels of tyrosine, an amino acid that synthesizes proteins. The body’s inability to process tyrosine can lead to language and liver troubles, but early intervention appears to stem problems. Newborns are also screened for hearing impairment and heart conditions. A hearing screening involves placing a tiny speaker in a newborn’s ear to see how the baby reacts to sound. A heart screening uses pulse oximetry via a sensor attached to the finger or foot to measure the oxygen level in a baby’s blood to evaluate cardiac function.

When the Results Are In

• Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited condition in which the body is unable to break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. This buildup can lead to delayed mental skills, but fortunately can be treated through diet.

While most newborn screenings come back negative, the rare instances when they don’t may not necessarily be reason to worry. In such cases, your doctor would order diagnostic tests for more definitive information. When these tests uncover abnormalities, you and your baby would be referred to a specialist for more comprehensive evaluation, followed by treatment and ongoing medical supervision.

• Sickle Cell Disease, a genetic blood disorder that causes red blood cells to form abnormally, can result in episodic pain, bacterial infections and organ damage. When it’s detected early at birth, however, antibiotic treatment can be started immediately to help keep symptoms at bay.

If you have a family history of certain inherited disorders that are not included in the routine screening panel, ask that your baby be checked for them as well. By staying informed and being proactive, you can help promote a healthy life for your child.

April 2014


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 •


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

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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. FREE parking at front of Salon.

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 •



MMO Programs is a non-sectarian, child care and nursery school program that operates in the First Congregational Church in Montclair. It is unique in that it offers extended hours of care (7:30am to 6:30pm) and maintains a rich, engaging preschool curriculum. The low adult to child ratio and professional experienced staff offer individual attention for each child centered around play based learning.

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.

MMO Programs

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

40 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-744-6521

Private School

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 •


26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 •



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.

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 with ongoing enrollment. Summer B’way Bootcamp runs from June 30-July 18 at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston. Summer Theatre Workshop runs from August 4-15. Mention code MTC2014 and save $50.

Essex Youth Theater

West Orange • 973-868-6259

973-746-3303 •

235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 •

Musical Theatre Conservatory

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 •

Suburban Essex Kids Resource Directory



With Change Comes


here is nothing more constant than change. It’s happening all around us, everyday, all of the time. Yet, why is it that so many people fear change? One of the biggest reasons is we get comfortable in the way we’re doing things. Then when something takes us out of our comfort zone—loss of job, moving to a new town, our business and customers needs change—we feel uncomfortable because we’re going through some difficulty adjusting. One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill, “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” There is always something valuable that can be derived out of difficulty, adversity or change. We just have to look for it with open minds. Here are three ways to embrace change and have it work for us to elevate ourselves to a higher level of achievement.



If we are not learning every day we are not just standing still in life, we are moving backwards. Learning new information motivates us and gives us a foundation of knowledge that can be applied to the changes we face. Even just 15 minutes a day devoted to reading books, magazines

or any material that elevates our thinking in different directions will help us take advantage of the changes taking place in our lives.



Our approach to change doesn’t have to happen all at once. If you’re changing your diet, exercise plan or business plan, try breaking it down to more manageable steps. Don’t try to do everything at once and then become overwhelmed and discouraged. Remember, by the mile it’s a trial, by the yard it’s hard, but by the inch— it’s a cinch. When you break it down into smaller steps and those steps are easier to accomplish, it helps build your confidence to continue. Success breeds success.

Barry Farber



In martial arts there is a saying, “what’s hard dies, what’s soft lives.” Stay flexible and learn how to blend with your opponent. When changes come your way keep an open mind and look for ways to take advantage of the situation by not being so rigid in your approach. When we get set in our ways that is what seems to get “in the way” of new opportunities. Charles Darwin said, “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” It wasn’t until late in life that I became a voracious reader. There are certain books I keep reading over and over during the year. What I’ve found is that every time I do this I find new and valuable information that has not appeared in the last read. Either I’m losing my memory or the changes I’m experiencing over time allow me to interpret this information in an entirely new way. It reminds me to throw myself into new and challenging experiences on a constant basis. It seems to be that the secret to change is to focus on the opportunities on a new path, not the comfort of a worn trail.

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:

Tune into Barry's recent shows with Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Dr. Adam Riess as he discusses his findings on dark energy and what it means to us. Also Qi Gong Masters on the power of energy and breathing. 78

Suburban Essex

April 2014

“There are some materials that should be removed from our regular waste stream because of their hazardous nature. Our collection days provide our residents a place to properly and safely dispose of contaminants, protecting our precious environment for future generations. I encourage residents of all our communities to come out and participate.”  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Utilities Authority Invite you to:

Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Essex County Computer & Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday, May 3—8:30am to 4pm NEW LOCATION: 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove (next to the Old Hospital Center)

Saturday, May 17—9am to 3pm NEW LOCATION: 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove (next to the Old Hospital Center)

Materials being collected at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day include pesticides and herbicides, automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, steering fluids, etc.), gasoline and kerosene, paint thinners and solvents, household cleaning fluids, oil based paints and stains, darkroom and photographic chemicals, car batteries, chemistry sets, driveway sealer, home fire extinguishers, barbecue type propane tanks, aerosol spray paints, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, Nicad and rechargeable batteries, and mercury and products containing mercury.

Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones.

We will not be accepting latex paint, unlabeled or unidentified materials, asbestos, regulated medical waste or infectious waste, commercial or industrial waste, empty containers, explosives, munitions, ordnance or reactive materials, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, and household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V).

We will not be accepting smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Commercial and large quantity users may not drop off items. Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. These programs are free and open to all Essex County residents. For more information, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit

See a complete list of events at:

Putting Essex County First Advertisement support by the Essex County Utilities Authority

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