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Besides Money, What Would You Want to Have Grow on Trees?

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On the Spot

30 Domain

Besides Money, What Would You Want to Have Grow on Trees?

12 Inside Essex

14 People to Know Israel Cronk, Director of the Montclair Business Improvement District (BID)

16 Calendar of Events – April 2017

62 T.S. Ma Will Make Your Taste Buds Happy!

34 Home Improvement Resource Directory

65 Restaurant Guide

57 World Leading Treatment for a Healthy, Better You

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62 Bon Appétit

33 In the Marketplace—Creative Works Home Design Center

56 Resources to Help You Stick to Your Goals

Support Local Merchants

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60 Health, Wellness & Beauty Resource Directory

55 5 Tips to Stop Waking Up Exhausted

29 Local Gift Guide


59 The Powerful Effect of Ginger

31 Expert Advisor—Low Voltage and LED Landscape Lighting

53 Health, Wellness & Beauty

25 Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens

58 Enhance, Contour and Rejuvenate

30 Preparation + Quality = Endurance

32 Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors

News and Happenings Around the Area


70 Food + Travel = Wild Honey Catering

72 Diamond Minds Hitting Your Targets

Seen in Essex 28 Taste of Montclair 64 Taste of the World

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Caldwell Banker Realtor Wins Five Star Award

AVE of Essex County, a program of the Family Service League, will hold “Denim Day” on April 26 to encourage the community to wear denim as a protest against the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding sexual violence. Business owners are asked to purchase “Denim Day” buttons to hand out to employees and customers. The event is a way to stand in solidarity with survivors and raise funds to support them through SAVE of Essex County’s services.

onita Areman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has been named a 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent. Award winners are determined based on thorough research by Five Star Professional who contacts recent homeowners to identify candidates. Award winners are chosen for their professional excellence, quality service and client satisfaction. Areman is in an exclusive group, as less than 2 percent of real estate agents in New Jersey received this honorable recognition.


SAVE of Essex County is a sexual and family violence intervention and prevention center. The center provides services to survivors and works to prevent sexual violence. Their services include a crisis hotline, medical and legal accompaniments, prevention education, and counseling. Show your support, whether as a business or an individual, by taking part in “Denim Day” on April 26. Visit for more information on SAVE of Essex County, and email taustin@ to learn more about “Denim Day.”


On being awarded, Areman says, “It is an honor and a privilege to be named a 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent. Positive client feedback and experience are the keys to my success.” While the award is the icing on top of the cake, for Areman the real joy of her business is changing Bonita Areman lives. “Seeing the smiles and relief when I put a sold sign on a home or hand new home keys to a client is worth all the hard work.” she states. Through top-notch service and expertise, Areman has grown a successful business that cares for its clients.

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Camps Aim to Help Ease Children’s Anxiety


arents of children battling anxiety are challenged with choosing the right camp with the right programs and environment. Today’s technical and competitive world evokes anxieties related to anything from social acceptance to math exams.

Spring Lake Day Camp in Ringwood NJ is sensitive to the anxieties and stresses of children. It trains its staff, utilizing the expertise of camp professionals to effectively help campers. Staff orientations include discussions of various scenarios that campers may experience and how to effectively deal with their issues. Anxieties about camp are also eased with tours of the camp. At a “Preview Day” in June, new campers meet their counselors and supervisors and get to experience a camp day, doing activities with family and new friends. The camp’s daily program encourages exercise, skill development, goal setting and healthy risk taking, all while campers receive support, encouragement from the staff. The small camper:staff ratio offers each camper the individual attention they need to flourish. Summer camp needs to be a place to unplug, revitalize, discover new strengths and build a strong self-esteem. A positive and fun summer camp experience like the one offered at SLDC, can then have a life changing impact on a child.

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Paint, Sip & Give Back


ainting parties at A Sip of Art are a fun and unique experience that make for the perfect girls night out, a birthday party, work outing, or date night. In a relaxed atmosphere, participants sip wine, munch on snacks, and paint their own masterpiece step-by-step. But, the best part is that A Sip of Art has a philanthropic twist—every activity creates the opportunity to give back.

Verona Dental Arts Has a New Name—Legacy Family Dental


he team at the former Verona Dental Arts is now going by a new name: Legacy Family Dental. The practice, led by Dr. Michael Scurti, continues to create perfect smiles through high quality care and comfort. The name change was made to simply better reflect the team’s goals and hopes for the future.

The art lounge, located in West Orange, is dedicated to making “doing good” fun, and aims to help customers give back to the community. Proceeds from public classes and private parties go towards charities and special causes. For public classes, a percentage of the fee is donated to the St. Barnabas NICU; private events and parties support a charity of their choosing or even school PTAs. Schedule a party or sign up for classes now to indulge your inner artist and make a difference in your community.

Another reason for the change is to match Dr. Scurti’s other practice, Legacy Family Dental Mountain Lakes, bringing the two offices together. But most importantly, the name has great meaning to the team. As administrator Karen Scurti notes, it focuses on their goal to “continue a legacy of quality dental work” for adults and children. Legacy Family Dental’s name also has a special significance to the Scurti family as well– they hope that one day, their young children will take over, making it a family practice that continues this legacy.

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Israel Cronk Director of the Montclair Business Improvement District (BID) By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein With this issue, Suburban Essex is pleased to introduce its new “People to Know” column. Essex County is full of people doing amazing things in fields ranging from the arts to athletics to education, business and more; we think you’ll want to meet them. Our inaugural subject is Israel Cronk, Director of the Montclair Business Improvement District (BID).

What is the BID, and what is your role as Director? The BID encompasses Bloomfield Avenue from Pine Street up to North/ South Mountain Avenue. We serve as the liaison between the private sector and the municipality, and we operate on what I think of as three levels. First, we deal with nuts-and-bolts issues like helping business owners navigate the necessary paperwork and making sure that sidewalks are clean. Second, we help promote the District with sales and promotions. The third level is cultural; we want to make Montclair a premier cultural destination. As I see it, the two pillars of my job as Director are building relationships and being responsive. I want our businesses and institutions to develop productive relationships not just with

me but with each other. And I help our members apply for grants, construction variances, and the like. This is an exciting, everchanging job.

When and how did you become Director? I became director last April. I’d been involved with downtown Montclair for many years as the Manager of Bangz Salon. When I applied for the job, I had zero experience in economic development or urban planning, but my marketing background and customer service skills were important to the Board of Directors.

What would you tell someone considering a visit to Downtown Montclair? I’d say that our tagline says it all; we really are “Where the suburb meets the city.” You can find everything here from the arts (Wellmont Theater, Montclair Art Museum) to health and wellness at the YMCA, events at the library, and of course amazing shopping and dining options. We also offer free live music on Church Street and an outdoors farmers’ market. Our website www. has a wealth of information on our shops, events, and parking. You can even download a parking app.

There is always something interesting going on in Downtown Montclair. Here are just a few of the upcoming events planned: • April 1-8—Women’s Empowerment Week, a series of workshops, classes and lectures. April 7—Girl’s Night Out—a benefit for SAVE of Essex. • May 13 will bring GLAM (Glenridge Avenue Arts and Music Festival) featuring local artisans, live music and food. May 7-13— Matisse Week, when shops will feature Matisse-inspired décor, products and services, concluding on May 13 with a family chalk art session on Church Street. • June 4—The BID, together with the YMCA and MFEE, will present the Big Playdate, featuring science, poetry and other activities in Crane Park. June 6—shoppers won’t want to miss the semi-annual Sidewalk Sale. Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) 7 N Willow St, Ste 4A, Montclair, New Jersey |973-509-3820 |

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Calendar of Events APRIL 2017

Planetarium Shows ONGOING

NAVAJO SKY Join a Navajo family as they listen to their elders telling fascinating stories about Native American constellations that have been passed on from generation to generation. Thursday & Friday 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm

EARTH, MOON & SUN With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more. Saturday & Sunday 1pm.

Newark Museum Planetarium 49 Washington St., Newark 973-596-6550


Art Exhibition

Lino Tagliapietra Exhibition A solo exhibition of the work of Lino Tagliapietra showcasing over thirty objects, “Lino Tagliapietra: Maestro of a Glass Renaissance”. The exhibit will highlight Tagliapietra’s place in the art historical canon as both a champion of the Muranese tradition and an innovative force among contemporary artists working in glass. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973971-3700.

Award-winning graphic designer Wu FeiFei experiments with form and typography while exploring themes related to nature and culture. Runs through May 12. William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey Exhibit Explore the assortment of tools, from bee smokers to cradle scythes, that farmers in 18th and 19th century. The exhibit also features a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families. Runs through Sept. 3. 10am. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc. org

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American Art Exhibit Surveying four centuries, the Museum’s American holdings include important Colonial and Federal portraits and a superb collection of Hudson River landscape paintings. The collection of American Impressionism and later 19th century art is equally distinguished. The comprehensive collection also includes 19th century sculpture. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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“Jake”s Women” Production One of Neil Simon’s wise, rueful, ironic, and gently self-deprecating most mature and enjoyable works. Also Aapril 2,6,7,8. Thurs-Sat 8pm. Sun 3pm. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744.8761.

42nd Street Musical

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story. 2 & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Poesia: A New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble Spring Community Storytime New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a pre-professional training and performing company for young dancers, hosts a community storytime which brings the classical and contemporary poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Eve Merriam, and more to life at this free special event. The dancers will answer questions, sign autographs, and take photos with the children in attendance. 2pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236. www.

Couples La Cucina Roma Cooking Class Join shef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking Italian treats. Menu includes: shaved asparagus bruschetta with ricotta, pizza bianco with artichokes, pasta puttanesca, eggplant with basil pine nuts and ricotta salata, grilled steak with pepperonata and pesto, crostata with seasonal fruit. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingsfood

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4th Wall Theatre’s Composer’s Showcase Featuring the works of some of New Jersey’s best and brightest new musical theatre composers. This concert will feature both stand-alone pieces and songs from newly penned musicals and will be performed by instrumentalists and singers from all over New Jersey and from the 4th Wall family of performers. 7:30pm. Westminster Center for the Arts, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield. 973-996-8484. www.4thwalltheatre. org

A spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics, and lively dance. Red Firecracker is the legend of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration where a group of villagers defeated the monster of the ages and started the custom of decorating and wearing red, giving gifts, light up the sky with fireworks and playing with firecrackers. Ages 5-adult. Centenary Stage Company, Sitnick Theater, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. (continued on page 18)

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April’s program is “Women Beware...What You Need to Know About the Divorce Process.” Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., South Orange. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart through songs that draw deeply from her roots in Gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of Soul, R&B and Popular music. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Montclair Literary Festival Award-winning and emerging authors will talk, read from new works and sign books to kick off the festival. A day of moderated panels at the library, the First Congregational Church and Watchung Booksellers will cover memoir-writing as well as sports, music, poetry, young adult books, and the environment. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973746-0553.

RISE Program-(Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) Individual women’s workshops, which focus on building selfesteem, and reinforcing self-empowerment. April programs are: Positive Affirmations; Goal Getting; Transforming Fears; and You First. Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., South Orange. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

Computer Classes April classes are: Intro to WORD and PowerPoint. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Million Dollar Quartet Production The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for one unforgettable night. Runs through April 23. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

Career Services Class Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. Thank You For Voting Us BEST REALTOR

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Spring And Summer Camps At Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites children of all ages to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center. Spring Break Mini-Camp & Zoo Summer Camp: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave.,West Orange. zoo-camp Nature Explorers Spring Camp & Nature Explorers Summer Camp: The Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

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The accomplished guitar duo perform American Songbook selections and classic 1930s guitar duets in NJPAC’s Sunday jazz brunch series. A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served 11am and 1pm, with performances scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

‘American Pastoral’ Screening ‘American Pastoral’ is based on the 1996 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Philip Roth. It depicts the life of a character loosely based on Weequahic High School alumnus, Swede Masin, an all-around high school athlete in the 1930’s. The film stars Ewen McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. Presented by the Weequahic High School Alumni Association. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow. org

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Art Exhibition Studio Montclair and the Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System will present “Healing through Art,” an exhibition. The exhibit features highly personal work that highlights the importance of visual art’s healing influence and its ability to improve an individual’s mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Runs through April 29. Opening reception April 3, 6-8:45pm Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 862 500 1447. www.studiomontclair. org

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Sensory Celebration

Drop by MAM’s Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. Sundays 1-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555.

Munich Philharmonic Concert Valery Gergiev conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. Plus, Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to perform Ravel’s astonishing Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

“Sounds of Spring” The Allegro Singers will present a concert of beloved arias and duets from famous operas by such composers as Verdi, Puccini and Tchaikovsky. Soprano Ruth Ann Cunningham and other soloists will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Inna Leytush. Free. Registration required. 3pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Van Vleck invites all to explore the gardens using senses as the guide. Activities stations will be arranged outdoors and in theeducation center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors in the natural world. Open to families. Registration requested. 1-4pm. Rain Date: April 8th. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973744-4752 ext 3 Email

Staged Reading: “A Good Farmer” by Sharyn Rothstein Ripped from today’s headlines, a farming community struggles with issues of immigration, loyalty, family, survival and compassion. American Theater Group, a professional member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is SOPAC’s theatre company in-residence. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Monday, April 3

Travel Photography Seminar Photographer David Wells recounts his travels from all over the world. Wells will also discuss his recent trips to Morocco, one of the most visually striking locations in the world. From thoughtfully-crafted workshops in Morocco’s Imperial Cities to a magical expedition to the Sahara Desert via the Atlas Mountains. 11:30am-1pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

2017 Taste of Essex Enjoy the dozens of local restaurants and other food and drink purveyors that will be sharing their fine cuisine. Restaurants will be judged on the best sweet, savory and beverage categories. A portion of the proceeds goes to North Essex Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program. 5:30-9:30pm. The Manor, 111Prospect Ave., West Ornage. 973-226-5500. com/events

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Best of Essex Winner–4 Years in a Row! Matinee Monday “Manchester by the Sea” at 1 pm. Popcorn will be served. Mondays. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Tuesday, April 4 Temple Sholom TYKES Your child will learn about a Jewish holiday or subject. Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. Free. Ages (2-5) Held one Tuesday a month, 1 hour starting 4pm. RSVP to reserve your TYKES spot 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Essential Oils Basics There are millions of uses for essential oils, from cleaning supplies and personal care products like toothpaste and deodorant to oil infused nutritional supplements. Learn how to remove chemicals and toxins from your home. Free. Presenter, Marcia Vollero. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

“Journey of the Universe” Documentary A special event made available through a New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant. “Journey of the Universe” An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation. From the Big Bang to the epic impact humans have on the planet today. Discussion will be moderated by John J. Davenport, PhD, Fordham University. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ann Wilson, has announced her 2017 solo tour. As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Andrew Carnegie: From Steel to Philanthropy The Caldwell Public Library, built in 1917, is one of few remaining Carnegie libraries, built with a $10,000 donation by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. According to a report by the preservation commission, there were 33 Carnegie libraries built in New Jersey at that time. Only 13 of those 33 buildings still stand. And only four were built in Essex County. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Thursday, April 6 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

“Why Poems Matter More Than Ever: A Light Evening of Poetry” Award-winning poet, journalist and author Judith Valente will present a poetry reading along with Mary Ann Miller (poet & English professor at Caldwell University) and Charles Reynard (poet & former Chief Judge from McLean County, Illinois). Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

A 4th Annual Intergenerational Prom hosted at West Essex Regional High School (Main Gym) Free to all Senior Citizens of Roseland, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, Fairfield, and surrounding communities. Live music, DJ, dinner and dancing. 4-7pm. West Essex Regional High School, 65 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. RSVP 973-228-1200 ext. 217

The Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperials Perform

Make Ahead Easter Brunch Cooking Class Participate in cooking Easter brunch. Menu Includes: bacon egg and cheese breakfast braid, cinnamon roll french toast casserole, arugula salad with blueberry goat cheese almonds and lemon honey vinaigrette, mozzarella stuffed mini meatballs with marinara sauce, chicken parmesan with seven vegetable tomato sauce, easter sugar cookies with homemade icing. 11am-1:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

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With choreography by Petipa and an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. Little Anthony’s powerful and amazing vocal range coupled with some of the most ageless songs ever written transport the audience to a place where timeless music lives on forever. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Retired Union County College professor Norman Hobbie will explore the complexities of effective communication and uncovering the secrets to making it easy. The class will cover perception, the need for feedback/ acknowledgment, the power and pitfalls of language, and the group communication. Each session will be a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises, and group discussion. Tuesdays, 10:30am-Noon. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave. Millburn. 973-376-1006 ext. 113.

The Theater Project frequently chooses plays to shine light on social issues of community concern, and in Exit Strategy, the playwright uncovers all the humor in the teachers’ room gossip, conflicts and chaos in the staff’s efforts to save the school. Runs through April 23, Thurs, Fri and Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm. No performance April 16. The Theater Project at the Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd,, Maplewood.


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Author & Filmmaker Series Flmmaker Lisa Reznik presents her documentary, “Rest Here: Lessons of the Holocaust.” There will be a discussion following the film, which will include a visit from Dr. Harriet Sepinwall, professor emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the College of Saint Elizabeth. 6pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.


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The Secret of Spectacular Black & White Conversions Essex Photo Club hosts Bart Zoni, international blogger and digital instructor, who will present an illustrated program on converting color images to black and white. Free and open to the public. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 7:30pm. 862-202-4701.

Greenwood Gardens Bird Walks Series Join NJ Audubon Naturalist, Dave Hall, for an early-Spring to early-Fall series of birding tours of Greenwood Gardens. Explore habitats of hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows and venture into South Mountain Reservation to see which birds are visiting. First Thursday of April, May, June, September and October.. 8-11am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

“Shrek The Musical JR.” Production Be sure not to miss this favorite family musical filled with fun and laughter for all. Also April 7, 7:30pm. Trinity Academy Gymnasium, 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-3386. www.

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Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Fish Fry Dinner The Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry will host a Fish and Chips Dinner with the meal being prepared by the famous Argyle Restaurant of Kearney. Take-out orders are available. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. All proceeds benefit the Food Pantry. 5:30-7pm. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould St., Verona. For reservations visit


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Friday, April 7 Susan G. Komen’s “Pink Tie Party” The event will honor three courageous women, Deborah Q. Belfatto, Lisa Herschli and Kathy Hubert-McKenna, and recognize RWJBarnabas Health Medical Honoree and Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite Corporate Honoree for their exceptional support and unwavering commitment to the Komen North Jersey mission. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. Music by the Infernos Band. 7pm-midnight. Westmont Country Club, 728 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park. 908-277-2904.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood Unscripted and unpredictable! The popular stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway? perform an evening of extraordinary improv comedy as they create scenes based on ideas from the audience with hilarious results. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Perform Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

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The Dome and Rooftop Lounge with beautiful views of the gardens (weather permitting for the deck) is open to the public every Friday and Saturday beginning at 6pm. Our DJs spin the hottest dance tracks of today and yesterday beginning at 9pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant. com/the-dome.htm

In a career spanning almost 50 years Engelbert’s unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Here Is the Place, Our City A collection of stellar artists gathers for the spirited premiere of Adegoke Steve Colson’s jazz-flavored tribute, commissioned by NJPAC in honor of ark’s 350th anniversary. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Ravel’s Boléro Concert A pair of delightful and familiar works headline this lighthearted program that also shines the spotlight on NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher. 8pm. & April 9, 3pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones Perform Blending their plaintive voices in seamless, high-lonesome harmonies that would do the Everly Brothers proud. With special guest Sammy Brue opening. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560

Huge Used Book, Movie, & Music Sale Giant collections of art/photography, LGBT, cookbooks, kids’ books, and much more. Proceeds fund scholarship awards. 9:30am–9pm. $5 Bag day April 8, 9:30am–7pm. $5 Bag day April 9, 1–6pm. College Women’s Club of Montclair, 26 Park Street, Montclair. 973-783-7040.

Saturday, April 8 The Rainbow Fish Musical With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


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The Easter Bunny makes his way through the train and visits with the children onboard. The Bunny’s helpers follow along, giving the kids a special Easter Gift. Meet Cinderella and her step sisters as they help the Easter Bunny welcome Spring. Departures 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. Also April 9 & 15. 1 Railroad Plaza, at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-887-8177.

WBGO Children’s Concert Discover America’s original musical art form at the WBGO Jazz Concert Series—a free concert series combines jazz culture and performance. 1:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Do You Believe in Ghosts? Join the Investigation Experience the phenomenon frequently known as ‘ghost hunting.’ Join the expert staff from Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, a group with over 25 years of paranormal experience, to conduct an investigation. The event includes an introduction to paranormal investigating, a 2-hour investigation, and a final presentation of findings. Ages 16 +. 7:30-11pm. The Vail House at Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-631-5077. www.morrisparks. net

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Gardening for the Birds Class This class helps with ideas to create a habitat for migrating and resident birds. The attendees will walk through Van Vleck to get inspiration and ideas. 1011:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Rock ‘n’ Roll with African Violets Show & Sale The show will include horticultural exhibits, creative flower arrangements, and planted gardens using African violets. Learn how to grow beautiful African violets by viewing educational displays and speaking with knowledgeable local violet growers. A sale table will feature unusual, blooming, and exciting new varieties of African violets. Free. 1:30-4:30pm and April 9, 11am-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 908-464-4417. HF.JG.

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Spring Park Clean-up The Verona Park Conservancy is hosting the annual Spring Park Clean-up. Meet near the boathouse in the Park. All are welcome and are asked to bring their own gloves. Rain date is April 15. 9am and finish up at 11am. Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona. George Foster Sanford

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Featuring Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra in a celebratory salute to music of the silver screen, featuring highlights from many of Hollywood’s favorite movies and greatest scores. Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-80-1809. www. Bruce Ruger Sanford

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Craft Fair & Sale Offering a selection of handmade and unique items, light refreshments and baked goods available for purchase. Rain or shine. Sponsored by North Caldwell Boy Scout Troop 1. 10am-4pm. North Caldwell Municipal Parking Lot, 141 Gould Ave., North Caldwell.

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Stretching & Foam Rolling (SMR) Technique for Runners & Trail Bikers This 90-minute workshop will give participants the knowledge & confidence needed to identify and remedy “knots” and other inhibitors within the muscle fibers and fascia. Learn the many benefits of these two essential techniques. Bringing your foam roller is recommended. 2-3:30pm. Embracing Fitness, 155 E. Main St., Little Falls. 973-477-2448.

South Africa has an impressive variety of habitats, mammals large and small, birds, and butterflies. Mike Newlon, NJA Associate Naturalist, visited South Africa photographing in Cape Province and in and around Kruger National Park. Presented by NJ Audubon. 1-2:30pm. Register by April 7. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Sunday, April 9 Jazz and Brazilian Music Award-winning jazz and Brazilian jazz pianist, composer, lyricist, and arranger Sue Maskaleris returns. 2-4pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave. Millburn. 973-376-1006 ext. 113. (continued on page 38)

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ontclair Rotary Club’s annual fundraiser, “Taste of Montclair’ was held on March 13 at The Manor in West Orange—sponsored by CSBK. All proceeds of the event are to go to the local charities supported by the Montclair Rotary Club, including Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, S.O.F.I.A, Succeed2Gether, and the Montclair Township Animal Shelter.

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Creative Works A Seriously Full-Service Home Design Center By Deborah Schapiro, photos by Dan Epstein


hen Danielle Placenti entered the Fashion Institute of Technology over two decades ago, she fully intended to work in the fashion industry. By the time she graduated, though, she realized that she preferred home furnishings and design: “Fashion changed too much and too often for me; interior design was more about fine art than trends.” With this in mind, she opened Creative Works Design Center 23 years ago. Originally a small Summit shop selling home accessories, gifts and custom floral designs, Creative Works is now in Livingston and has expanded into a fullservice design center. The center reflects Placenti’s personal style, which she describes as natural and hand-made: “I like objects with a history, and I like anything with natural elements. I love wood, stone, horns—really anything organic.” Creative Works includes a showroom featuring a wide range of furniture, lighting, antiques, home accessories and gifts such as artwork and jewelry. In addition, Placenti offers services ranging from interior design to staging, decorative painting and custom closet creation. She also employs furniture painting, refinishing, reupholstering, and restoration professionals. From clock repair to holiday decorating to rewiring an antique lamp, she says, “there is really no limit to what we can do.”

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This has included, on more than one occasion, reproducing items that clients have seen on television. Placenti recalls a leather sofa with feathers and rhinestones that a client asked for after seeing it on a reality TV show: “It was a very complex piece that took a lot of work, but I did it for her.” Placenti is proud of Creative Works’ customer service, noting that “there is always someone here to help you, and if

I am not here, I will always get back to you within 24 hours.” She adds that she is happy to meet with a client either at her showroom or in his or her home and can even meet with a client’s architect to go over space planning and layout: “When I say full-service, I’m not kidding.”

Creative Works Design Center 46 East Northfield Rd., Livingston, NJ 973-992-8484 | April 2017 33

The Best of Essex HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCE DIRECTORY Building Supplies. West Essex Building Supply Co. Inc. has been serving the greater Essex County area since 1937. A third generation, family-owned business. They specialize in Azek and Timberdech decking, Andersen and Marvin windows, pressure treated lumber, mouldings and more.

West Essex Building Supply Co. 40 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 | 973-239-1500

A full service residential, commercial, and industrial contracting—repairs, alterations, and new construction. They specialize in asphalt, concrete, masonry, pavers, drainage, excavation, and site work. Call for a free consultation. Fully licensed and insured contracting firm. NJ Lic.#13V03650000

DeFranco & Sons Contractors, LLC 8 Chapin Road, Pine Brook | 973-227-7407 email: | Expert craftsmanship, reliable service and attention to detail are hallmarks of Premiere Contractors’ philosophy. In business since 1997, we are a full-service remodeling firm, specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, renovations and old homes. We understand that home renovations can be a large undertaking and therefore place a high priority on working honestly with our clients to ensure they know what to expect and help to ensure that the renovation process runs as smoothly as possible.

Premiere Contractors 973-239-4800 |

144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626 |

Fabric & Trim. Providing a full range of custom services including window treatments, upholstery, bedding, headboards and slipcovers. Visit the retail store to shop the vast selection of in-stock decorative home furnishing fabric and trim. While there check out the extensive library of special order fabric books. Don’t miss the Annual October Sale and save 40% off all in-stock Fabric and Trim.

390 Fairfield Road, Gallo Mall, Fairfield | 973-439-0333 email: |

Garage Doors. Skillman Doors is the leading garage door dealer and repair and service company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset county areas. A family-owned business established in 1945, widely known for expert garage door and opener repairs, and the highest quality garage door and garage door opener products. Offering outstanding service, courteous employees, and their honest and reliable customer service.

Skillman Doors, LLC 973-748-1110 | 908-879-2223 |

Garden Center. Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.

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Custom Closets. 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.

551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

HVAC. 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. Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.

Closets by Design 800-293-3744 | 201-964-9600 A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.

Air Group LLC 800-545-1020 | Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment—with sales, installations, repairs and maintenance service for residential and commercial customers. They take pride in delivering superior customer service and were voted Best HVAC contractor in Essex County three years in a row. They also sell, install and provide maintenance service on home standby generators.

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

Electrician. With 20 years experience, Anderson Electric’s knowledge and expertise are there to help you with any electrical project you have no matter how big or small. They are licensed and insured to handle commercial as well as residential projects, interior as well as exterior jobs.

Anderson Electric Verona | 973-857-4333 |

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Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.

Supreme Energy, Inc. 1-800-832-7090 |

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The tri-state’s largest 100% top grain cowhide leather furniture stores. With over 80 years of combined experience in the furniture industry we have acquired a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the furniture business.

Signature Leather 461 Route 46 West, Fairfield | 973-227-8500

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European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.

In business since 1978, Carolan Contractors specializes in vinyl siding, roofing, replacement windows and doors. They can help you with many remodeling projects. 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.

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973-736-1935 | Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for 2011, 2012, and 2013. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Bonded, insured, experienced. Call for a free quote.

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 |

Home Décor. 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 |

Showroom: 709 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ 07044 973-857-1555 |

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

Gargiulo Builders 973-428-9529 | Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time.

Montclair Handyman Montclair | 973-746-1002

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

Providing the best service and resources to customers in essex and morris counties. Choose R&G for all your custom carpentry, roofing and siding needs. They provide a 50-year guarantee on all work with a system plus warranty. 0% financing available. Free estimates. Fully insured.

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343 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell | 973-228-1167 |

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

The Game Room Store 461 Route 46, Fairfield | 973-227-2245

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Hot Tubs. Pelican Shops has what you need and want in hot tubs, above ground swimming pools & pool supplies, patio furniture, BBQ grills, watersport equipment including stand up paddle boards & kayaks, or gaming room items such a pool tables, ping pong tables & foosball tables. Pelican is the east coast’s premier supplier of ski & snowboard equipment and winter clothing & outerwear.

Pelican Shops 2980 Route 10, Morris Plains | 973-267-0964 |


Visit this 200-year-old farmhouse filled with antiques and decorated in a “gypsy” mix of shabby chic, Bohemian and Moroccan motifs. Find Amish farm furniture, vintage textiles, architectural salvage and garden décor, as well as a wealth of decorating ideas and advice.

Servicing the insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses, since 1929. Standing behind their mission statement: “Work with someone who is accessible and has the knowledge and experience to understand your needs” has established the Agency as a main source for NJ Insurance.

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106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-239-9886

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The Best of Essex HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCE DIRECTORY Insurance Family owned and operated, Sanford Insurance Group has been serving the tri-state area’s insurance needs for well over a century. Currently run by George Foster Sanford IV and Bruce R. Sanford. SIG is large enough to compete with national firms, yet small enough to provide the personalized service generations have come to appreciate and expect.

Sanford Insurance Group 210 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair | 973-783-6600

Kitchen Appliances. Since 1945, Sub-Zero has pioneered the science of home refrigeration, developing products that keep food fresher longer. They helped revolutionize kitchen design too, with built-in and integrated refrigeration that opens up almost infinite layout and decor options. Wolf has an even longer heritage, with over 80 years of expertise originally acquired in commercial kitchens.

Sub-Zero Wolf- East 25 Riverside Drive, Pine Brook | 888-327-0053

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling. Striving to provide the best design possible within the context of their client’s needs, spatial limitations, and budgetary considerations.

Boyette Kitchen & Baths

Interior Design. A premier interior design and home furnishings retail store offering interior design services and space planning from seven award winning interior designers and an interior architect. They design and build custom cabinetry and handcrafted tables.

British Home Emporium 91 Main Street Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303 Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484 An award-winning Interior Design business located in Verona, the perfect source for all of your residential and light commercial interior design projects. Easy and fun to work with—they offer 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 much more.

Decorating Den Interiors— Valerie Ruddy 973-239-3004 | Her mission and goal is to “Make the world more beautiful, one room at a time.” She knows that a delightful, enjoyable and affordable design experience can be yours! No project is too big or too small.

Paula Markman—Decorating Den 973-803-2126 For nearly 25 years, Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC has provided discriminating clients with custom residential interiors designed to deliver lasting elegance and true livability. Installed in residences throughout the New York tri-state region and beyond, the full-service firm’s one-of-kind designs interpret each client’s unique vision with a sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |


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214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020 Whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom you want remodeled, an addition or a home renovation, Keil Design works with you and your needs. They have the skills and experience to offer a wide range of services in all areas of residential construction.

Keil Design & Construction 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 6, Montclair 973-902-4396 | For over 20 years Showcase Kitchen & Bath has been known for not only their stunning kitchens and bathrooms but their ability to seamlessly perform all facets of home remodeling. The creative designs and quality craftsmanship continue to make them New Jersey’s Premier Remodeler. NJ Lic#13VH00056300, EPA Lead Safe Certificate #NAT–23584-1

Showcase Kitchen & Bath 438 Broad Street Bloomfield | 973-743-8722

Lamps & Shades. A second generation family business offering friendly, expert assistance. Select from an extensive array of ready-made shades and special order custom shades. Or have your soft back shade re-lined or re-covered. In need of a new lamp? Browse two floors of distinctive table and floor lamps in traditional to transitional styles.

Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades 328 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-228-9038

Landscaping. K. Macken Landscaping offers complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction by a fully insured company with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Plus, their locally owned and operated company always gives the most competitive prices.

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820 Joseph Mulroe Landscape Design believes in renewable, sustainable landscape designs that address practical realities such as water usage, maintenance and value. Their designs utilize mature plants and premium products to deter pests and offer sanctuary for local wildlife. Specializing in deer-resistant gardens, patios, walls & walkways and drainage solutions.

Joseph Mulroe Landscape Design Serving Montclair & Essex County | 973-865-5855 Picture Perfect Landscapes offers a full range of state-of-the-art landscape design, construction, maintenance and other lawn-related services for private residences or commercial properties. They stand ready to provide you a long-lasting outdoor environment for your home.

Picture Perfect Landscapes, LLC 973-439-9300 | From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. With their expertise, experience, and passion for excellence, they continue to design and create commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc. 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-1410

Painter. Serving both residential and commercial clients throughout the Metropolitan area since 1965. From historic homes in Montclair, to brownstones in Manhattan, they offer the technical expertise and experience to bring every painting project to a magnificent conclusion.

Alberto Del Priore 316 Dodd Street, East Orange | 973-676 6309 Gikas Painting helps protect and improve your most expensive asset, your home. Their services include interior and exterior painting, additions, construction and a full range of carpentry services, including flooring. They specialized in the restoration of Victorian homes.

Gikas Painting 100 Midland Ave, Montclair | 973-835-7775 “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements

Realtor. A full service real estate broker and property manager providing management, sales and leasing services to property owners and tenants. Services available in the following counties: Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Sussex County, Union County & Warren County.

Brightstar Realty & Rentals 188 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 1, Roseland 973-226-4900 | The Essex County real estate experts, with a specialty in luxury housing. Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty has won numerous awards for sales and customer service including being named “Best Realtor in Essex County” in the 2015 and 2016 Best of Essex Awards. Their client-focused agents will help you find your dream home, sell your property, or lease the perfect commercial property.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty 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! Call for a complementary, private consultation.

Weichert Realtors – Livingston 35 North Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-994-4884

Security Systems. Protect your family and home with a state-of-the-art security system that is comprehensive, convenient and easy to use. SupremeConnect/Home—an automated system that utilizes the latest cutting edge Z-Wave® technology to give you complete control of your home’s security from virtually anywhere! Get remote access to critical functions including lights, locks, thermostats and cameras as well.

Supreme Security Systems, Inc. 1-888-SUPREME (787-7363) |

Tile & Stone. APEX Marble and Tile was founded by Tom Tsatsaros in 1994. Tom has been living and breathing stone and tile since he was 11 years old, working under a Master Craftsman in Greece. His dreams, that have since come to fruition, were to develop an answer for all the stone and tile needs of homeowners and businesses alike.

Apex Marble & Granite 998 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove | 973-857-3655 Apex Tile Gallery—120 Route 46 West Parsippany | 973-244-6366

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

Champion Waste Removal 973-744-6766 |

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Nai Ni Chen Dance Company: CrossCurrent

Monday, April 10

MSU Cali School of Music 10th Anniversary Concert Concerts welcome faculty, student and visiting artists to perform. 2pm. Free but registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-7444752 ext. 2.

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The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul. 2pm. Centenary Stage Company, Sitnik Theater, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.

Wade and Cheryl Hudson were parents on a desperate search for children’s books that reflected the diversity of Black history, heritage and experiences. The couple embarked upon a mission: to produce positive, vibrant Black-interest books. At this month’s Family Day, the Hudsons, will talk about publishing children’s books, lead an interactive program for children and adults, and host a mini-book fair. 1-4pm. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

“In The Mood” Musical Revue

Cherry Blossom 10K Run Run through the cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race that benefits Special Olympics of NJ and is a Women’s Master’s Championship race. Prizes awarded by age category. Same day registration begins at 8am. 10am start. Online registration at

Much more than a concert, In The Mood presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the singers and dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time that all America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.


Unicorn Party All are cordially invited to a most magical and mystical of parties. Dine on the most scrumptious and marvelous of cupcakes and create our very own miraculous unicorn horns. All ages. Registration required. 1pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.973-226-2837

Tuesday, April 11 Olivia Newton-John Performs With a career spanning more than five decades she remains a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Writing Your Life—Telling True Stories Whether you want to write and publish a memoir, or pen short pieces for family members to read privately, this class will give you basic tools and techniques for writing interesting personal creative nonfiction. Share and discuss writing, try in-class writing practice, and gather expert feedback on your developing work. Meeting time: Tues. 11am–12:30pm. Six weeks, through May 16. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove. 973-2391447.

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Learn about the planets, make moon crafts, and play with lava slime. Also April 11 & 25. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973226-8636.

Suzanne Broullon, the Communications and Donor Manager of this local garden in Montclair, will discuss: “The Presby Memorial Iris Garden: A Legacy of 90 Years.” Learn how this magical place was created through an act of democracy and love as she explains how they keep these gardens blooming and how the gardens became the 20th park in the Essex County park system. 7:30pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Kid’s Nite Out— Spring has Sprung Cooking Class Join Diane Marino to cook a spring meal. Menu includes: spinach frittata, caramelized focaccia, asparagus wrapped in puff pastry, mini lemon bars. 5-7:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Pkwy., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

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Thursday, April 13 Easter Project Egg dyeing for kids. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get the Led Out recreates the music of legendary British supergroup Led Zeppelin with attention to detail and nuance. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, they recapture the live energy and precision that is the penultimate Queen experience. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac. org

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Musical Theatre Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July22nd. Final shows in N.J. & N.Y.C.. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6529. www.



A company of 50 dancers, direct from Moscow, performs the tale of a beautiful woman doomed to be a swan in this opulent production set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

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Tuesday, April 18 Beer & Photography Workshop Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady for a great evening of beer and portrait photography. Joe will explain and explore the gear, the options, and the approach to location portraits. Sample fine craft beers as well. 6-8pm. Unique Photo, Magnify Brewing Company, 1275 Bloomfield Ave., Building 7 Unit 40C, Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Wednesday, April 19 “The Weeklings” Perform

Queen Victoria Presentation The Victorian Society is pleased to present Queen Victoria and her personal stories. Judith Martorelli will speak about Victoria, and possibly, will be in Victorian costume. Refreshments served. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair. 973-744-9552.

Featuring live musical performance of “The Weeklings”, a Beatles-inspired band. The group will perform a mix of popular hits by The Beatles as well Beatles-influenced original songs. 8 & 11pm. The Manor, The Dome Rooftop Lounge,111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

National Geographic Live: Charlie Hamilton James: I Bought a Rainforest

Join this critically acclaimed photojournalist as he recounts his unlikely journey from the Peruvian rain forest to the mountain landscapes of Yellowstone. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

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“Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones is set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta during the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s families—the public one and the secret one. When Witherspoon’s daughters from each family meet, they form a friendship, but only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500. www.

A different cuisine of the world will be highlighted each month in recognition of the 60th anniversary year and the unique talents, traditions and diversity of the Manor Family. April features Swedish specialties. Reservations available starting at 6pm. Also April 20, 26 & 27. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2630.

Lawrence Hogan PHD Presentation “The Black National News Service—The Associated Negro Press: The Best Kept Secret of American Journalism History”. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Thursday, April 20 Jon Meacham Lecture

A Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian, Meacham has profiled Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson and, most recently, George H.W. Bush in a body of work that spans the founding fathers to the civil rights era. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Rogers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! A grand musical set in the Oklahoma territory. Can cowhand Curley win Laurey’s heart and save her from Jud? Only after much song and dance can the lovers reconcile their differences to the enjoyment of all. April 20, 21& 22, 8pm. April 23, 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

Lincoln Center Screenings: Danish String Quartet One of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage arrives at the Kaplan Penthouse for its Mostly Mozart debut with a fascinating program that begins with Mozart’s arrangements of The Well-Tempered Clavier followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy Arcadiana and Beethoven’s earth-moving Grosse Fuge. 1pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave. Millburn. 973-3761006 ext. 113. www.armchairarttours. com

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3-time Grammy nominee Joey Alexander started turning heads before he was ten. Learning by listening with no formal training, Joey quickly developed an authoritative technique, and with his depth of musicality, has gone to perform on the Grammys, at Lincoln Center and prominent jazz festivals worldwide. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Musical Theatre Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, T.V./Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from T.V., film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July22nd. Final shows in N.J. & N.Y.C.. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6529. www.

11th Annual Transforming Lives Celebration Dress for Success Morris County (www., is an organization focused on offering long-lasting solutions to enable women in breaking the cycle of poverty and empower them to achieve economic independence. Proceeds from the event will raise awareness and help to fund the organization’s mission. 6-9pm. Crystal Plaza, The Crystal Plaza, 305 W. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-822-3188.

Wayne Shorter’s “Universe” Concerto Trumpet great Wallace Roney and his orchestra pay tribute to Newark jazz legend Wayne Shorter with this performance of Universe, a long-lost composition originally created for Miles Davis, featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White and Patrice Rushen. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Power Beads Trunk Show Smith & Company in Caldwell, will be hosting a Power Beads by Jen Trunk Show. Come see what’s new for Spring & Summer. Gorgeous handmade beaded bracelets with unique new & vintage metals & charms. Custom designs available so bring your keepsake charms and transform them into wearable modern jewelry. Smith & Company, 343 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-1167.

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Neil Sedaka Performs

An Evening with Christine Lavin Christine’s music is a mix of folk and stand-up comedy and cannot be easily categorized. She has recently added intermission tutorial activities -- namely, teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the Downton Abbey style. With special guest Honor Finnegan opening. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Double Grammy nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant performs unique, theatrical interpretations of rare jazz and blues songs, Sullivan Fortner dazzles on piano, and the Emmet Cohen Trio opens with verve. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.



For over fifty years, Neil Sedaka’s compositions and stood the test of time to remain all-time pop music favorites. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Millburn Film Fest Award-winning student-made short films will be featured at the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills’ sixth annual Millburn Film Fest. Complete with red carpet and paparazzi, guests will be entertained and inspired by these original films made by Millburn Middle and High School students. Millburn High School Auditorium, 462 Millburn Ave. 7pm. Encore April 26th, 11am. Millburn Bow-Tie Cinema, 350 Millburn Ave.,Millburn. Tickets available

The Minstrel, Concert Series Andrew Dunn and Jay Mankita. 7:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-3359489.

Saturday, April 22 “Ella & Louis” Musical Performance Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks’ chemistry lights up the stage as they take you through the most famous duets and solos recorded by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Wayne Shorter: Weather Report and Beyond Reimagined Jazz all-stars Christian McBride, Rachel Z, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson and former members of Weather Report salute saxophonist Wayne Shorter. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Family Day & 1-Mile Fun Run/ Walk Live performances, children’s activities, and more at the Prudential Concert Grove. 10am 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. 11am3pm Family Day. Schools and groups must register in advance at 973-239-2495. Branch Brook Park, Lake St & Park Ave., Newark. essexcountyparks.orgwww

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Graduate Counseling Conference “Group Therapy: The Power of the Process” will focus on mental health counseling, school counseling, and art therapy. The keynote, Dr. Kara Ieva, associate professor in counseling at Rowan University, will speak on “Courageous Conversations through Group Work to Empower Change”. Breakout session included. Anyone interested in the fields of counseling, art therapy and school counseling is encouraged to attend. 1-7pm. Dinner will be provided from 6-7pm. Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, email:

Laser Tag Group Ages 10 & up. 1pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Donated Jewelry Sale There’s something for everyone among the gently used items, including beautiful estate pieces of real gold, silver and gemstones; gorgeous costume jewelry, kid-size items, men’s jewelry and bags of odds and ends (broken jewelry, single earrings, etc.) for crafting. 10am-5pm. April 23, 1-4pm. Summit Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Spring Into Fitness Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Bring your gym buddy and enjoy zumba to pilates, whether you are a beginner or exercise enthusiast, we’ll have experts demonstrating fitness routines so you can decide which one is for you. Open to women & men. presented by the Women’s Health Advisory Committee, HackensackUMC Mountainside. 8am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. 973-980-0100.

Luck O’ The Farm at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm During the 19th century, Irish flocked to the United States and embarked on a new life. Many Irish settled in the Morristown area and worked at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Visit the farm and learn about Irish culture through dance, crafts, folklore, music, and farm activities. 11am-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Spring Book Sale Wonderful selection of books available on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, records, audiobooks available at great prices. 10am-5pm. April 23, 11am-5pm. Entry on Sunday is via the parking lot only. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 973-762-4136.

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Introduction to Photoshop with Adobe Learn the Basics of Photoshop with Certified Adobe Instructor Blake Taylor who will review the essential tools to enhance your photographs. Please bring 1-2 images you would like to work on. Each student will need a notebook (paper) and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Thumb drives or external pocket hard drives are all suitable. 11am-3pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973377-2007. (continued on page 46)



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Sunday, April 23 Millburn Street Fair & Craft Show More than 200 artists, crafters and vendors. Free admission and parking. 11am-5pm. millburn-street-fair-craft-show

Jazz in the Loft: John Lee & Friends In 1984 John Lee began working with Dizzy Gillespie, and now he is the executive director and musical director of the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars. John Lee is also the artistic director and CEO of the recording label JLP, Jazz Legacy Productions, a label dedicated to the continuance and development of the Jazz art form. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, The Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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One on One with Christian McBride with Esperanza Spalding Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, the innovative, genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist, joins bassist Christian McBride in an afternoon of conversation and music in the intimate Victoria Theater. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Join chef Kathleen Sanderson as she cooks a delicious meal using fresh ingrediants. Menu includes: homemade ricotta with grilled country bread olive oil and arugula, pasta fresco (fresh tomatoes herbs olives and capers tossed with olive oil), skirt steak chimichurri with grilled potato wedges, herb crusted salmon roasted with pepper sauce, chopped seasonal salad, lavender shortbread. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973258-4009.

Bloomfest A day of live performances and attractions. Events include Japanese cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, a crafters marketplace, food and more.11am-5pm. Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Extension, parks/branch-brook-park

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: HMS Pinafore Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightful comedic tale about overblown nationalism, personal ambition and forbidden love amongst the social classes of British society and the Royal Navy. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Monday, April 24 Let’s Play Live Get ready for a non-stop frenzy of gaming and comedy with Let’s Play Live, a multi-platform entertainment event that explores the convergence of gaming and community, featuring members of the wildly popular YouTube channels Achievement Hunter and Funhaus. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

1927-2017: The Garden Club of Montclair celebrates 90 years Join the Garden Club for a program about “Standard Flower Shows”. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation.1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. E-mail for more information.

Dale Carnegie Sales Training: Winning with Relationship Selling Use relationship-oriented selling approaches to help create explosive sales growth to: build confidence and credibility, establish profitable connections that expand your network, learn how collaboration leads to commitment, communicate your value with confidence and ease, effectively manage hesitation and strengthen the buyer relationship. Also April, 25 & 26. 8am-4pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, The Holiday Inn Newark Airport, 450 US Highway 1&9 South, Newark. 973890-0909.

Ampersand Boards Hands On Class Boards for oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels­—everything! Learn about them all—and try them, too. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Young Scientist Group Kids can learn how to make lava lamps using a simple chemical reaction. Ages 5 & under. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Tuesday, April 25 Art Exhibit Selected artwork from local Elementary Schools: Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Wilson School & Trinity Academy on display during the month of April. Reception in their honor on April 25th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.973-226-2837 R.S.V.P. 973-226-2837.

Wednesday, April 26 The One That Got Away A Place to Become: Montclair through the Eyes of the Glenridge Avenue YMCA Women (1920-1965). Host Leslie Wilson, PhD, along with Director John Block. Free.7pm. Montclair Public Library, auditorium, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy StepsEducational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLPs some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. 5:307:30pm. 320 Route 17 North, Paramus. Call 973-8700075 to reserve your seat.

What’s New In Breast Cancer Treatment A multi-disciplinary team of physicians and staff from the Cancer Center Programs at Saint Barnabas will provide individuals with the most up-to-date information as recently presented at the 39th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international event which addresses new and late breaking breast cancer information. A light dinner will be provided. Free; registration required.6-9pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston .973-322-2671.

“Keep This Toss That” Jamie Novak will offer tips on how to clean your closets, make piles of paper disappear, and discuss quick holiday hints and tips. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Thursday, April 27 The Mike Luipersbeck Jazz Band Spring Concert Featuring: Ron Naspo—Bass, Peter Greco—Piano/ Vocals, and Mike Luipersbeck, Drums. This talented jazz band is sure to delight. Many popular favorites will be played. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plz, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Peppa Pig Live is an action-packed live show featuring favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters. 6pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Mature themes and language. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Friday, April 28 The Art of Public Speaking: Millennial Boot Camp Master storytelling, polish your elevator pitch, open meetings with impact, and nail your upcoming toast at your best friend’s wedding. As part of this program, participants will also receive one-on-one feedback and leave with a one-sheet takeaway to keep on your desk for future reference. 9am-4pm. Registration required. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, 1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109 West Caldwell. 973-890-0909.

Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must handle first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular endeavors. Presented by Class Act Performing Arts Studio. 5:30pm. Also April 29, 1:30 & 5pm. April 30, 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Musical Performance Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances. Special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Carrie: The Musical In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman discovering the strength of her telekinetic capabilities. Presented by Class Act Performing Arts Studio. 8:30pm. Also April 29, 8pm. April 30, 4:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Junior Gardeners Taught by Master Gardener Denise Barth. Children will grow yummy vegetables, plant beautiful flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them. Class will include a nature hike and nature journaling. This is a perfect way for kids to get outside and get dirty! Age: Grades 3rd-5th. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

The Magic of Anthony Salazar Witness amazing illusions choreographed to high-energy music. It is a carefully blended combination of magic, comedy, dance, and audience participation that will leave you breathless. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Saturday, April 29 Rhythmic Circus: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” Armed with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, Rhythmic Circus bursts onto the stage in a joyous celebration of genre-hopping music and percussive dance that will have you jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Couples Tapas and Paella Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in the cooking. Menu infludes: shrimp fritters with aioli, dates stuffed with chorizo wrapped in bacon, chicken thighs and artichoke paella, roasted fish layered with tomatoes capers and manchego bread crumbs, grilled skirt steak with salsa verde and spicy potatoes, orange cake with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Family Walk and Fun Fest The Arc of Essex County will host its 19th annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run, Family Walk, and Fun. This event features a USATF-sanctioned 5K race, a fundraising walk, and an afternoon of interactive fun. All proceeds will directly benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Additional activities include hip hop demonstrations, face painting, character and mascot appearances, a cooking corner, and more. There is no minimum fee to walk; individual walkers and teams are strongly encouraged to fundraise. South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange. For additional event details or to register, visit

Photo Competition

Essex Photo Club will hold its monthly competition with David Des Rochers, past president of Camera Naturalist Photo Club, judging digital and slide images in the categories of nature and pictorial for beginning and advanced photographers. Free and open to the public. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 7:30 pm. 862202-4701.

8th Annual Running for Answers

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10am-5pm Raindate – Sunday, June 4, 2017, noon-5pm The 8th annual “Running 4 Answers, a race against Alzheimer’s” is a 5k USATFcertified race and 2-mile fun run/fitness walk benefitting Cure Alzheimer’s Fund ( Starting and ending in Roseland, both courses travel through the tree-lined historic streets of Essex Fells. A fun, family event with free facepainting and post-run massages and snacks. Race—8:30am Fitness Walk/ Fun Run—8:35am. Roseland Municipal Building, 19 Harrison Ave., Roseland.

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Sheri Miller, guitarist and vocalist, will be performing “From the Beatles to Patsy Cline: An Intimate Afternoon with Sheri Miller.” 2pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave. Millburn. 973-3761006 ext. 113.


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“Tech Neck” the Cell Phone Connection This 90- minute workshop will address a common postural defect including one of today’s most prominent concerns facing our society and the health of our spine, “TECH NECK” caused by holding your neck at an unnatural position to look at your cell phone and other tech devices causing muscle strain, neck pain, poor posture and more. The workshop will provide you with practical information to help lengthen & strengthen your spine, while creating core awareness. Free. 2-3:30pm. Embracing Fitness, 155 E. Main St., Little Falls. 973-477-2448.

Rabbi Neal Gold To Speak Rabbi Neal Gold will speak on ‘Taking Back the “Z”: Why Reform Zionism, Now More than Ever” at Shabbat Service. Rabbi Neal Gold is the national Director of Program & Content for ARZA. Services are free if interested, please rsvp to the temple office, 973-2391321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Sunday, April 30 Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live

“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Production Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals and shares humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. 1:30-4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Get Your Dose of “Rock n’ Roll with Fiber” with the Kootz This iconic musical by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has been enjoyed by audiences since it first was performed in the 1960s. Join this production performed by the youth and children of The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell. 7:30pm. Also April 30 at 2pm & 7:30pm. Fellowship Hall at The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973228-0310.

Rutgers Day Event Rutgers University’s welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, takes place at all three of the university’s locations: Camden, New Brunswick and Newark. The annual event offers free performances by musicians and dancers, health and wellness tips, science demonstrations and handson learning activities in the sciences, arts and humanities. Last year, a record crowd of visitors learned firsthand about the university’s research, teaching and service. 10am-4pm. Rutgers University, 111 Washington St., Newark. 973-3535093.


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Relive fond memories as you enjoy the sounds The Beatles, The Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, The Doors, Steely Dan, Joe Walsh, and other rock legends. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226- 8636.

Open Book/Open Mind: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal Award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad problems in her new book. She will be in conversation about American healthcare with Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical editor. 4-5:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext 2235.

“Spiritual Drumming” Workshop Adults and mature teenagers are invited. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs. 3:155:15pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-6560.



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Rosedale Cemetery was founded over 150 years ago marking a change in the way American buried its deceased. The five acres of park-like grounds tell fascinating stories of the people who shaped our history, the evolution of cemeteries and monuments, and the secret language of grave imagery and decoration. 1:30pm. Tour begins at the Rosedale Chapel, 408 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Looking Ahead Saturday, May 6 16th Annual Spring Open Studio Lisa Palombo is a nationally recognized Contemporary American Impressionist who opens her studio to the public twice a year. Palombo produces magical florals, waterscapes, still lifes and equine art in a unique style that is unmistakable in her expressive brushwork and fearless use of color. Also May 7, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell.973-364-0280.


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t’s been said that when you have your health, you have everything. This much is true: A healthy you is a better you. Maybe you’ve been ignoring old injuries or putting up with new aches and pains. Perhaps you didn’t realize that minor changes in your body structure can later cause major damage. Or you’ve been treated before without much success.

Dr. Glenn Sorrentino uses cold laser therapy, the most advanced technology to reduce pain and speed healing.

One of today’s premier therapies is the cold laser. It’s regarded as the world’s most advanced healing technology. “It’s simple, safe and painless, and provides tremendous results with no side effects,” Dr. Glenn Sorrentino explains. “There’s nothing else like it to decrease pain and speed healing.” Widely used in the professional, college and Olympic sports worlds, cold laser therapy significantly reduces pain and inflammation while accelerating the healing process. Increased cell growth, stimulated nerve function and reduced scar tissue are among the many benefits of the therapy, which is used for a host of ailments, including neck, back, shoulder, arm, elbow, hip, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain, as well as arthritis, numbness, tingling, tendonitis, muscle strain, muscle spasms and sports injuries.

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“Many times patients who couldn’t get relief for their pain elsewhere come in and see great results with our treatments and therapies. We get to the root cause of the problem,” says Dr. Sorrentino, who helped thousands of patients, including athletes and celebrities, for more than 20 years in New York City before deciding a few years ago to practice closer to home in New Jersey. The expert staff at NJ Spine & Joint, which accepts most insurances, provides chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, pain management and medical care. The good news is that you can get on the pathway to health with NJ Spine & Joint in Cedar Grove. Winner of the Patients’ Care Award “for their commitment to quality patient care,” the multi-specialty practice provides the foremost non-surgical healthcare available today. Dr. Sorrentino offers a free consultation to new patients, a good reason to get started on the pathway to becoming that healthy, better you.

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r. Paul LoVerme says plastic surgery is a deserved gift to one’s self. He draws on 30 years of experience to provide patients with technical skill, artistic ability and scientific knowledge of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Enhance, contour, reconstruct and rejuvenate are key elements of the practice — whether on the breasts, face or body.

The doctor is a proponent of non-surgical techniques. “They have become a popular choice,” he explains, “especially for those who don’t want surgery, are cost conscious or who have limited time for post-op recuperation.” Dr. LoVerme is excited that the FDA

has approved Bellafill®, used to treat smile lines between the nose and corners of the mouth and the lines below the mouth, as a permanent cosmetic filler. It is the only filler with that designation. Bellafill® is safe and entails minimal post-procedure down time. In addition to fillers, The LoVerme Center uses laser surgery, intense pulsed light treatments and Ultherapy™ skin tightening. Dr. LoVerme is attuned to patients’ needs. “I ask what they want to achieve and the budget they are working with.” He discusses treatment options with patients and they choose what will provide optimal results. “People have to be realistic about what they have and what can be done to enhance their appearance.” The surgeon assures patients, “No matter what modality you choose, the results will be harmonious and natural-looking.”

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e’ve all experienced unrelenting nausea at some point or another. At these times, your first instinct may be to turn to over the counter medications; however, ginger works as a simple, effective antidote. For thousands of years, Arabic, Indian, and Asian healers prized ginger as food and medicine. This tropical plant, in the same botanical family as turmeric and cardamom, was effectively used to relieve nausea and vomiting caused by illness and seasickness. Today’s research confirms that ginger also reduces these symptoms caused by morning sickness, postoperative upset, chemotherapy treatments, and motion sickness. While the best-researched use of ginger is in combating nausea and vomiting, studies have shown that ginger is a multi-faceted remedy with more healing effects: • It reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, migraine headaches, muscle and join pain and menstrual cramps. • It has a warming effect and stimulates circulation. • It inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold. • In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms. • It may prevent stomach ulcers caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

Add fresh ginger to smoothies or mince into a stir fry. To make a simple ginger tea, simply chop off a couple of inches of ginger root and let it steep in hot water.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty RESOURCE DIRECTORY Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that helps a myriad of ailments. Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions. Insurance accepted.

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

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Dentist. The Silverstrom Group is far from your ordinary dental practice. From the moment you set foot in their contemporary spa-like office, a group of friendly, highly trained professionals who truly care about you and your smile will be at your service. They welcome you to take a moment to meet their spectacular team.

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From digital xrays, to CAD/CAM one day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that Dr. Feldman doesn’t offer to make your dental treatment as comfortable, successful and cosmetic as possible.

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If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. Dr. Bonnie L. Barnnhart can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more. Offering flexible hours.

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itting down to dine at T.S. Ma in Upper Montclair, one may wonder how such a cozy restaurant has won the Best of Essex Gold Medal for Chinese Food eight years in a row. However, as soon as the friendly staff arrive with the first plates, all doubts will be dispelled. Start with the Steamed Juicy Pork Mini Dumplings (6 per serving, $6.95). Not only is the presentation delightful, the little “gifts” are delicious. To eat, place the dumpling on a Chinese spoon, bite the top and taste the distinctive broth within the dumpling. The dining experience is fun and extremely tasty.

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When it comes to the main course, T.S. Ma’s food is so good and portions so generous that it is impossible to go wrong. Love sweet or subtly spicy food? Choose the Pork Ribs

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Photos by Dan Epstein Shanghai Style ($17.50). The pork short ribs are braised longer than four hours and served over vegetables, including Chinese broccoli (which is sweeter than broccoli rabe). The sauce, while plentiful, enhances rather than masks the meat’s amazing flavor. Craving something lush? The Crispy Shrimp with Honey Walnuts ($18.95) will not disappoint. The dish features honey-citrus mayonnaise dressing covering lightly-fried shrimp and topped with crunchy honeyglazed walnuts. The contrast with the walnuts makes the entire entrée pop. If citrus is tickling your palette, Tangerine Fish ($16.95) is a perfect option. Fried flounder is enhanced by a flavorful tangerine sauce, which does not overpower the delicate fish. Bits of tangerine rind provide a gratifying zing.

When it comes to the main course, T.S. Ma’s food is so good and portions so generous that it is impossible to go wrong. For those who desire a noodle dish, Mai Fun—a fine rice noodle— is an excellent selection, and it’s gluten-free as well. With white meat chicken ($7.95 small/$9.95 large), this entrée combines the noodles and meat with carrots, egg and other Chinese vegetables for a delectable result. Cooked in Canola Oil, this brilliantly cohesive offering is a yummy alternative to lo mein. Dessert at T.S. Ma should not be overlooked. Even for those who do not drink green tea, the Green Tea Premium Ice Cream ($3.50) will end the meal perfectly. This refreshing ice cream has a creamy consistency that tastes like vanilla with subtle green tea undertones. It will ensure a smile upon leaving the restaurant. T.S. Ma has been operating from this location for over ten years. In addition to its packed restaurant tables, it has a very brisk take-out/delivery business. But make it a point to dine in periodically—the waiter may just teach you a new trick about how to more easily savor a Scallion Pancake. With a wink, Anthony, manager, notes that he will do whatever he can to “make our guests happy.”

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Wyckoff Location Now Open In September 2016, T.S. Ma opened its second location at 637 Wyckoff Avenue in Wyckoff. With more than three times the capacity of the Montclair location, it offers the same menu — with a few location-specific additions, including Chicken Wings with a spicy sauce. These wings are fried in a General Tso’s sauce and then further cooked in the same sauce, making for a crispy and saucy bite. So, if Wyckoff fits the travel plan, head up there and try these divine wings. April 2017 63

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he Rotary Club of West Orange held its Taste of the World on February 27 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The popular event attracted over 500 attendees. Of the money raised, approximately $16,000 is to go towards college scholarships. Many other foundations and non-profits will be recipients of proceeds as well.









1. Salvatore Granata of Orange and owner of Bella Italia Restaurant and Joe Vena of West Orange, Past President of West Orange Rotary 2. Magda Banker of West Caldwell and Sabina DeAgazio of Saddle Brook 3. Louis LaSalle, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, RWJBarnabas Health, Steve Meier of West Orange and Jim Horn of West Orange 4. Ben Larkey of Caldwell and Ben Asher of North Caldwell 5. Kathy Kramer and Ray Bosco, both of Cedar Grove 6. Tanya and Joe Vena of West Orange with Amaro Lucano, Italian Liquor 7. Megan Gallagher, Banquet Coordinator, Claudia Castillo General Manager and Tara Kinyo Assistant General Manager of McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange 8. Jim Williamson and wife Monica Perkowski of West Orange


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234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-8889 iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

34 South Valley Rd., West Orange | 973-736-7899 Mon-Thur 3pm-midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight


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.

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Home of the Handmade Bagel

We’re So Much More than Bagels! Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.


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

652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 •


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

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


Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Imported Italian Specialty Items

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EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover | 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, we do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO (continued on page 66 64)

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu April 2017 65

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Flying Meatballs 10 NJ-10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.

FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking in a dining room reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck wood-burning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.

LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 www. The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizza are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

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LIVINGSTON BEST STEAK – Gold Best of Essex 2010, Silver Best of Essex 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards


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Boon Thai Kitchen 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston | 973-994-1915 Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, home-cooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Strip House 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak house.

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

• Gluten Free Dishes Offered



• Cooked with Cholesterol-Free, Trans Fat-Free Canola Oil

199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:30AM-10:30PM

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MONTCLAIR B London 307B Orange Road, Montclair | 862-333-4406 Offering classic American breakfast and lunch cuisine.

Saveur Creole 131 Grove Street, Montclair | 973-744-3506 A Haitian eatery serving classic Creole home cooked favorites. (continued on page 68 66)



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Spice II

The Spot 104 Walnut Street, Montclair 973-337-8922 A certified green restaurant offering American fusion cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, with flavors from around the world.

ORANGE Bella Italia 535 Central Avenue, Orange 973-676-4300 Old world Italian inspired dishes offered in an elegant setting.

Tiny Elephant

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen

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

54 Fairfield St, Montclair 973-774-7252 This cozy café shares space with Watchung Booksellers. Tiny Elephant offers healthy and fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch menus and is now open weeknights for an early dinner. They are well known for their wonderful boutique bakery items and also offer complete catering services. Check their website for information about cooking classes and birthday parties. BYO, OD, SP, TO, MN,

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

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. Seven-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Turtle + The Wolf



LuNello’s menu features decadent Italian dishes composed with the finest and freshest ingredients. This season, indulge in fresh fish dishes including halibut and bronzino.

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622 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-783-9800 Serving fresh, locally-sourced American food with a global influence. Menu updated regularly. Call for reservations. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $EXP

WEST ORANGE The Essex House 525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2222 Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO

Custom Made Cakes & Cookies for Spring Events

Highlawn Pavilion


Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers | Hours: Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange | 973-731-3463 Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional Frenchinfused 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

The Manor

111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-731-2360 The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP,

54 Fairfield St, Montclair • 973-774-7252 •

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


SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 This full service restaurant and bar uses a unique blend of southern BBQ that creates their own special delicacies. Using only the finest premium meats, slow smoked in state-of-the art smokers, with their own exclusive house blend of rubs made from scratch.

72 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston


RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking



A little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair.

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

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399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973.509.2110 | Mon, Wed & Thurs 11am-10pm | Tues Closed | Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12pm-10pm

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Sylvia Becker and Daniel Stein

Food + Travel = Wild Honey Catering “We don’t just serve food, we create a memory.” By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Daniel Epstein



ylvia Becker and Daniel Stein, the force behind Wild Honey Catering, go on a culinary journey with every celebration. Specializing in intimate private events such as milestone birthday parties and baby showers, the duo delves under the surface to learn about a client’s heritage and background in order to design the personalized menu. Then, they add a dash of creativity based upon their own travels, and the experience soars.

imagination and helps me keep everything fresh.”

The couple, who are engaged, are avid travelers. Over the past couple of years, they visited Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans, Korea, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. During their travels, they have lived and worked on organic farms. Throughout, they discovered new flavor combinations—from fine dining to street food—which now inspires and infuses into their dishes. Becker notes, “I fuel my creativity by traveling. It drives my

Becker, raised in Bloomfield from age five, is a classically-French trained chef who has worked for major restaurants and caterers both in New York City and New Jersey. She has competed in The Food Network’s “Chopped.” Becker handles all things food at Wild Honey.

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Moreover, the very adventurous company, which celebrates its two-year anniversary in August, is excited to try new things. From yoga retreats to camping, Wild Honey is eager to provide the food at remote locations. Keep an eye out for culinary outings Wild Honey plans to offer in the coming year.

“I fuel my creativity by traveling. It drives my imagination and helps me keep everything fresh.”

Maplewood-native Stein graduated from Rutgers University and lived ten years in California, where he was introduced to

the restaurant business. He has acquired a broad-spectrum of knowledge of the industry, including as a general manager. Stein boasts ten food specialties—he makes a mean chili—but his focus at Wild Honey is on customer service. Together, Becker and Stein are a true renaissance couple. Through Wild Honey, all of their clients are their epicurean beneficiaries. Wild Honey Catering is based in Bloomfield. Contact 973-768-7313 (Becker)/562-607-3134 (Stein),

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Diamond MINDS

Hitting Your Targets Strategies I’ve learned from a Navy SEAL, a martial arts master and the top relationship builder in the advertising industry.


here are times I’m reminded of advice from many mentors along the way. Here are three wise advisors who have had a great impact on the way I think, work and deal with obstacles that come in the way of my goals. Their tips will help you focus and hit your targets a little easier when you find yourself off course:

1. Train for War, Pray for Peace

2. Just Listen…

In martial arts this means always being ready. My martial arts trainer (Dai Shihan Mark Walker of Eye To Eye Jiu Jitsu) always talks about being prepared and aware at all times. He’s been studying martial arts for over 30 years and has been a bodyguard for Denzel Washington, Janet Jackson and Wesley Snipes. He also trains Navy SEALS and other units in the Special Forces. He would always reinforce the basics of how constant training and preparation give you the confidence to perform under pressure. You can see his interview on Breakthrough (see link at end*) where he explains the key to his art through Humility, Loyalty and Discipline. Obstacles become opportunities to advance when backed by preparation, training and situational awareness.

Tony Wainwright was a legend in the advertising industry. I have never met anyone who had built so many strong relationships with the top business people across all industries. He shared so many lessons; the one I remember most is about when you run into difficulty reaching your goals, “Most people really don’t listen to the people they meet. Truly listen to not just what they say but also how they feel, what’s going on in their personal lives, body language and so much more.” You might say, what does this have to do with hitting your targets? It has everything to do with it. Most opportunities are lost because the person thought you said this…and you thought they said something else… miscommunication. He taught me to really understand where the other person is coming from. He would always start out “What’s going on in the world of Barry Farber today?” And then he would have you talk about everything that’s important to YOU. When you are seen as a person who really cares about the individual you’re with, and not just about your goals, it makes a huge difference. All business is built on relationships and listening is what keeps them strong. Just a side note, Tony had one pet peeve…arrogance. He said life is just too short to deal with people like that. He would just walk away. And he could do that with the type of business he built.

Barry Farber

3. Being Comfortable, Being Uncomfortable Sometimes mentors can impact you in a very short time. Several years ago I interviewed Richard “Mack” Machowicz, a former Navy SEAL and author. His interview had a profound effect on me. One of the statements he made is that the key to success is being comfortable being uncomfortable. That means doing things that take you out of your comfort zone. Example: in sales, in order to hit your targets, you may need to call at the highest level of the company when you’re prospecting. That might be uneasy for many people. But it’s in the doing that you get over your fears and start learning real skills that help you get in the door. I find that this concept can help you in your business and personal life. It forces you to try something new and step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes just the thing you need to do to go through the obstacle holding you back from your success. Never forget… Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do. *Breakthrough:

Barry Farber is a radio and television host with expertise in sales and marketing topics, as well as a marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He’s the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at Learn more about this author at

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“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 6—8:30am to 4pm 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove (next to the Old Hospital Center)

Saturday, May 20—9am to 3pm 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. 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).

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 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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