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What One Room in Your Home Would You Remodel?

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I would remodel my kitchen because it’s very dark and eerie. I would have more natural light, a little sunlight, more white space and more room to prep.


I’d probably take one bedroom and make it my own private space. —Brian Willis, East Orange

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The Bedroom... I would switch the color scheme. —Gwen Roe, Montclair

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Probably the basement, because there’s a lot of clutter. It could be fixed it up and organized.

It would be my bathroom. Make it larger and add pictures.

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I would remodel my bedroom because it is my sanctuary! —Emily Fried, Roseland

I love my home the way it is! I would not do a single thing to it, not to a bathroom, not to a kitchen, not to the balconies! —Rita Singer, Montclair

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On the Spot

45 Health & Wellness

What One Room in Your Home Would You Remodel?

10 Inside Essex

46 Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet 47 Connectivity—A Breakthrough for the Hard of Hearing

News and Happenings in the Area

12 Calendar of Events—April 2018

47 Want the Perfect Brow? Try Threading 49 Take Control of Your Health: Feel Better Naturally at Essex Acupuncture

20 Event Highlight—Running 4 Answers

50 Health, Wellness & Beauty Resource Directory

22 Home & Garden 22 25 Years of Customer Satisfaction

54 Dining

24 It’s Easy Being Green 25 This Spring, Simple is the Thing

52 Modern Steakhouse Marble & Moxie Hits The Right Notes

26 Your Garden Deserves a Raise!

54 Restaurant Guide

27 Local Gift Guide

60 Best of Essex Service Resource Directory

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33 Summer Camps… Food For Thought 8

45 Spending Time in the Sun Boosts Vitamin D—Naturally

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A Progressive Camp Experience at West Essex YMCA


ummer is around the corner, and the West Essex YMCA is getting ready to welcome kids for camp! Their progressive camp experiences provide supportive relationships, meaningful opportunities, and healthy, developmentally appropriate activities. Camp options are available for kids ages 3½ years to entering grade 10. The Y’s camps focus on nurturing curiosity and discovery, enabling campers to learn and grow. Preschoolers can make new friends and become more independent at Camp Peanut Shell, while enjoying STEM projects, gardening, cooking, music and movement, and sports clinics. Elementary schoolaged campers thrive at the Y’s Super Summer (entering K–6) or Pioneer Trails Day Camp (pre-K–8), where teamwork and problem solving are encouraged in activities like archery, and daily swimming. Teens can choose to develop their leadership skills in the Counselor Training program (entering grades 9-10), or participate in a variety of exciting trips at Teen Adventure Camp (entering grades 7–9). All camps include before and after camp care to meet the needs of working parents. Early registration is recommended to secure a spot in the camp of your choice. Contact their Camp Registrars and Directors at 973-992-7500 or go to www. for more information.

The Slumber Party Experience at Pups@Play


or dog owners, deciding where to board your pet when going away can be difficult–especially when most facilities leave dogs alone and isolated for hours. Pups@Play in Livingston has put a huge twist on the boarding experience: they are only facility in New Jersey that offers a “slumber party experience.” At Pups@Play, dogs are transitioned from a day of doggie socializing to a relaxing evening and good night’s sleep. With beds, cozy blankets and more, pups are free to sleep where they wish in a large space shared with the same-sized pals who have been temperament tested. Dogs are never without a human companion, as a human sleeps in the playroom every night that pups can cuddle up to. To give peace of mind, Pups@Play puts pictures and videos from the day up on Facebook for pup parents to see. Dogs are never left alone, and slumber parties are accompanied by a pup counselor at all times. In addition, they do not use partitions or isolate your pup in a “special suite.”

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Dr. Seuss Day With The Amazing Kreskin


n Friday, March 2, The Amazing Kreskin experienced a dramatic moment in his life; he returned to his alma mater—not his college, not his high school—but Lincoln School in Caldwell. In conjunction with Reading Across America, he read from the Dr. Seuss book “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” to the entire school of 400-500 children. This is the same story that was read to him when he was 5 years old in kindergarten at Lincoln School. Kreskin has this to say of the event: “I have a rare blessing, with the ability to influence people’s thinking and behavior through the power of suggestion; it was made possible with the children of Lincoln School. Through the power of suggestion I was able to cause 20-30 participating students to vividly see hats on the other students in the audience.” The teachers at Lincoln School said that they’ve never seen anything quite like it. How amazing is The Amazing Kreskin? He made more than 250 appearances last year and is constantly mentioned on hit TV shows. He will be headlining in an off-Broadway show during the month of April; and also appears in the world’s top social media blogs with one reaching 2.6 million views in less than 24 hours. Kreskin is currently working on a movie about the story of his life with an exciting twist of a prediction for the future. The Amazing Kreskin


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Celebrating Two Years and a New Business

Poet and National Book Award Winner Mary Szybist to Present at Caldwell University

or A Sip of Art, their first two years in business have been filled with celebrations. Since it was opened by owner Efe Cierkowski in the Spring of 2016, the paint and sip studio with a philanthropic mission has become a popular destination where customers unwind, get creative, and enjoy parties and get-togethers, all while giving back. Over the past two years, the studio has also added art instruction and summer camps for kids, and won gold in the Best of Essex Awards in 2017 for Best Children’s Instruction and Best Girls’ Night Out, and silver for Best Children’s Party Place.

oet Mary Szybist will headline the launch for this year’s issue of “Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry,” on April 19 at Caldwell University. Szybist’s collection “Incarnadine” won the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. She will read with her husband, poet Jerry Harp, whose book “Spirit Under Construction” appeared in fall 2017.


In celebration of their two year anniversary, Cierkowski is launching a new consulting business focusing on helping others open their own paint and sip businesses or other service-oriented businesses, and teach them how build a life and business that is aligned with their core values. Says Cierkowski, “As a mother of four, I am especially passionate about inspiring other women to go for their dreams and sharing with them the tips, tools and strategies for getting it all done while still painting balance-and fullness-in their lives.” Having learned and experienced much over the last few years through building and running A Sip of Art, she wants to share her knowledge with other entrepreneurs, particularly mompreneurs.










“Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry” is a venue for publication of new poetry written by authors whose work is informed by the Catholic faith. The editor, Mary Ann B. Miller, is a professor and chair of English at Caldwell University. “We are very grateful to Szybist for agreeing to be interviewed in the second annual issue of ‘Presence’ and to Harp for contributing two poems to the collection. We are happy to be able to provide a venue in which the community can hear more about their work and its connection to the work of the journal,” said Miller. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Jennings Library on campus.

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Art of the Ancient Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece & Rome ONGOING EXHIBIT This featured installation includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrate glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. Newark Museum 49 Washington St., Newark. art-ancient-mediterranean

Calendar of Events APRIL 2018 Ongoing Exhibits When Objects Became Art This installation highlights the Museum’s century-old commitment to collecting and displaying modern ceramics and glass as art. Art ceramics purchased between 1911 and 1926 are spotlighted, along with three examples of art glass from the 1920s. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.

“Discovery in the Detail” Exhibition A visual exploration of the meaning that can found by focusing on close-up views of works of art. Runs through May 19. An opening reception will be held on April 6 from 7-9pm. Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair.

Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata

As one of the most significant collections of its kind in the world, highlights of the collection are displayed in a spectacular permanent exhibition, from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This interactive exhibition features more than 150 pieces and takes visitors on a journey through the history of on-demand musical entertainment. Enjoy daily demonstrations, Tuesdays through Sundays at 2pm. Exhibit is ongoing. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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A Cache of Kinetic Art: Curious Characters The Morris Museum is pleased to unveil a four-year exhibition series entitled A Cache of Kinetic Art. Intended to highlight the creative energy and animation of kineticism, it will feature artistic interpretations by present-day artisans who fuse new design with the innovative use of traditional and contemporary media. Runs through June 20. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Shadows and Mysteries: The Work of Donna Grande Using color as a vehicle for experience, gesture, texture and composition, Donna Grande’s paintings provide a refuge from the day to day, and encourage the viewer to celebrate the physical and visual world which might otherwise be overlooked. Mon-Fri, 7am7pm. Runs through May 25. Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. (Originally the First Church of Christ, Scientist church) 973-746-6931. dmgrande@yahoo. com.

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Sunday, April 1 Mini Golf Safari Opens Now open for the spring season, Safari MiniGolf is an award winning 19 hole course. Experience a taste of Africa as you putt around a life size gorilla, hippo and many other African creatures. Course may close due to inclement weather. Mini Golf Safari, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange. 973731-5300.

Saturn: Exploring a Celestial Wonder Exhibit

The Cassini spacecraft is currently exploring Saturn’s countless rings and moons to help us better understand our place in the universe. Observe recent video and still images of these spectacular and curious sights, including Saturn’s many satellites and Titan, its largest moon. Wednesday–Sunday, noon–5 pm. Newark Museum, Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Story Time with the Easter Bunny Tickets include reading of two stories by Zoo Staff, meet & greet and takeaway photo with the Easter Bunny and animal presentation. Approximately 30-45 minutes. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children ages 12 and younger. Children under two are free, but should register for a ‘Under 2 years old’ ticket. Register in advance. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Play Ball! Children learn the fundamentals of the game including throwing, pitching, hitting, fielding and more. Lunch and refreshments provided daily. Early registration fee until April 30. Softball camp (June 25-29) and baseball camp (July 30-Aug. 3) are accepting applications for this summer for kids ages 7-13. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, campus of Montclair State University, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls.

Women’s Workshops April programs are: Meditate and Be Mindful, and Medicare Made Clear. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. visit

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“Active in April” Group Try different types of exercise and exchange healthy meal and snack recipes in a comfortable, encouraging environment. Weekly program includes 20-30 minutes of low-impact exercise (streamed on video), followed by a discussion. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring a towel and water bottle. Mondays. 10am. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

Nature’s Beauty Photograph Exhibit Welcome Spring with a visit to the photography exhibit of well-known area artist Charles T. Miller. His outstanding talent delights your eyes with his spectacular scenes of nature. Runs through April 30. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

17th Annual Sports Broadcasting Camp Led by Broadcasting veterans Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw, the voices of the Brooklyn Nets, the camp is an amazing opportunity to learn about the business, meet a variety of guest speakers and call a Somerset Patriots minor league baseball game. The camp is open to children ages 12+. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Quarry Rd., Little Falls. 973-655-2378.

RISE-6 Program (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) This is a six-week program that helps women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, increase self-esteem, build healthy relationships, and more. Please call for more information, dates, and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.


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The shows highlight the diverse range of media and techniques practiced by students and faculty at the Yard School. The shows, which rotate approximately every six weeks, allow students to experience the process of preparing a work for exhibition, and is also an excellent way to showcase their talent, as well as the abilities of the seasoned instructors at the Yard School of Art. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of our vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Easter Buffet The expansive Easter Buffet is well known throughout New Jersey and offers a wide range of scrumptious choices. The Inn is delighted to prepare your meal while you enjoy the holiday with family and friends. 9:30am-3:30pm. Olde Mill Inn and Grain House, 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge. Reservations Required 908-696-2335.

“The Sting” Production A twisty tale that features deception upon deception, The Sting follows two lovable conmen in 1930’s Chicago in their quest to take down the city’s biggest racketeer. Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff. Runs through April 29. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Monday, April 2 Monday Morning Yoga Flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced. Bring your own mat. Mondays 9:30– 10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. To register: email education@ or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.



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Spring Break Mini-Camp Become world travelers and learn about animals and cultures from around the globe. Discovery activities, science experiments, and special animal experiences make this a fun way to spend your spring break. Enroll for one day or attend all week. Ages 5-10 years. Through April 6. 9am-4pm daily. Advanced registration and payment are required. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973731-5800. Learn more and register at

“Plants That Pay Their Rent and Plants That Should Be Evicted” Program Based on her experience growing hundreds of kinds of plants Regina Carlson will discuss both the good-doers and those that do much too well, plus unusual as well as common plant varieties. She will share plant-specific best practices that will benefit both novice and experienced gardeners as we prepare for the new growing season. Presented by the Maplewood Garden Club. Free. 7:30pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

A Special Spring Break Photo Scavenger Hunt Take advantage of time off from school with this special scavenger hunt designed to ‘Take it Outside.’ Record the findings with your camera or cell phone, and take home a prize for the entire family. Visit any time between 9am-3pm. Runs through April 8. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

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Tuesday, April 3 April Literary Festival The first in the series of literary events will be author Dr. Cristina Guarneri. Dr. Guarneri writes a column on various topics concerning government and politics and is the author of the books “See No Evil” and “The Inceptor’s Covenant: Inner Shadows of See No Evil.” Entertaining readings and a good cup of coffee. 6:30pm. For reservations call 973-226-2837. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.


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Ron Guidry Q&A and Book Signing Join Ron Guidry for a Q&A and signing of his new book, Gator: My Life in Pinstripes. 5-7:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. 973-655-2378.

Spring Camp For children in grades 1-5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Through April 3-5, 12:30-4:30pm. Advance registration required.Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776.

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Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. Call for dates and times. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973- 322-5000.

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Join Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter for an open house with a “kitten shower.” Celebrating the new kittens coming in to the shelter, the event features games, resfreshments, and information on the foster program. A workshop with People for Animals on TNR (trap, neuter, release) will take place. 5–7pm. Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital, 194 Route 10 West, East Hanover. 973-386-0590. (continued on page 16)


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Led by accredited instructor Lee Bergman. Beginners: 9:30-10:15am; advanced: 10:30-11:15am. Tuesdays through June 19. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To register call 973-477-8993 or

The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Guided tours of both houses will be offered on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Wednesday, April 4 Swan Lake Ballet 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. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Perform Spend an evening with American pop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli when he brings an evening of his classic hits. Also April 6. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Dungeons and Dragons: A Teen Club

Teens in middle and high school will build and film Legos using a stop-motion app on an iPad. Participants are welcome to bring their own iPads. Meets every Wednesday in April. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

Epic quests await teens who join the DnD club. DnD features roleplaying, storytelling, on- the-spot strategic thinking, math skills, problem solving, and team work all rolled into one. Wednesdays. 4-6:30pm. Ages13+. Registration Required. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973736-0198.

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Camp Open House Spring Lake Day Camp is located on a beautiful 30 acre campus, surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains. Learn allabout what the camp has to offer. All tours are by appointment only. Also April 14 and 22. 10am-1pm. Spring Lake Day Camp, 234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood. 973-831-9000

Sprouts—Spring Beginnings Children walk to search for signs of new spring growth, read a seed story, and explore different types of seeds together. Ages 2-5 with adult. Programs are 10- 11am or 1- 2pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

Mr. Stickley’s Home: The Essential Tour This is a wonderful tribute to Gustav Stickley specifically and the arts and crafts movement in general. Explore the Log House at Craftsman Farms, the only home designed and built by Stickley for his own use, largely restored to its 1910-1917 appearance. This tour takes an in-depth look at his life and work. Thurs through Sun, Year Round. Tours leave from Museum Shop at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15pm. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains. 973-540-0311.

Featured are poet Rick Mullin and students from Caldwell University’s poetry Service Learning Project. Rick Mullin’s poetry appeared in “American Arts Quarterly, Epiphany, Measure, Rabbit Ears: Poems about TV and more.” His books are “Huncke, Soutine, Coelacanth, Sonnets from The Voyage of The Beagle,” and “Transom.” He is a painter and a business journalist living in Caldwell and working in the financial district of Manhattan. 6:30pm. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973-226-2837.

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The Drew Art Association will present their annual Fabulous Fakes art exhibit. Runs through April 30th. The reception will be held on April 15th. from 2:15 - 4:30. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973214-1891.

AARP Help for Seniors 10am-1pm. West Orange Public Library, Meeting Room, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0196 to make appt.

The Wizard of Oz Musical Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in a stage adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie. Presented by Plaza Theatrical. Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

A chance to connect with loved ones. Refreshments and desserts will be served. 7pm. Sponsored by Roseland Jr. Woman’s Club. Roseland First Aid Squad Community Room-rear bldg., 300 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Further info-201-694-0585.

Friday, April 6 Little Explorers Spring Nature Program This child-caregiver class uses stories, walks and crafts to develop an awareness and appreciation for science and nature for the child as well as the caregiver. Each week, a different nature or science topic is covered. 10-11am. Age 2 (toddlers). Also ages 4-5, 1-2pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Registration required. 973228-8776.

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80’s Dance Night

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Spinning the most radical hits of tyhe 80’s. 8-11pm. (6pm for happy hour) Serving cocktails and classic late-night comfort food with premium ingredients and a five-star restaurant flair. Doors open at 6pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973731-2360.

Big in China performs music of the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and More! 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

“Hitler’s Tasters” Production

8th Annual Meet the Mayors Breakfast

Winner of the 2017 Susan Glaspell Award, this alternately engaging and compelling play tells the story of the young women who were charged with tasting Hitler’s food so that he would not be poisoned. Three times day, every day, the young women have the opportunity “to die for their Führer.” But while they wait, like all girls throughout time, they gossip, they dream, they question and dance, until the door opens and the guard appears with each meal. Runs through April 22. Call for dates and times. Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900.

Six local Chambers (Millburn-Short Hills, North Essex, West Orange, Maplewood, South Orange and Livingston) along with the League of Women Voters are hosting the annual “Meet the Mayors” breakfast. Business owners, employees and residents are invited to network with local officials and Chamber leadership and members. Topics affecting the state include: energy, healthcare and infrastructure. Registration required by calling 973-379-1198 or visit 9-11am. Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston.

Joe Crookston Performs Emily Mure opens. 7:30-10:30pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more info call 973-335-9489 or visit


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“Light, Line & Shadow” by Anne Stoeber. BernARTsville Art Walk and Artist Reception 6-9pm. Exhibit runs through April 28. Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, 5 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville. 908-963-0365.

True Story, True Story, COULD BE a True Story Civil Rights, the Russian connection, and a marriage gone hilariously wrong: The Theater Project is presenting three plays about three different aspects of American life, delivering an entire season of thought-provoking entertainment in less than one month. April 6-8: The Best Of Enemies. April 13-15: Back Channel. April 20-22: Exit Persued By A Bear. Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood.

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WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Guest artists will offer a lively performance and hold an interactive discussion about jazz and rhythms, including a Q&A session. First-come-first-served seating. Adults must be accompanied by a young person. Free. 1:30-2:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Live Entertainment Valerie Adams performs Soul, Motown, Jazz and more. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Dave Davies Of The Kinks Performs Dave Davies is the pioneering rock guitarist who singlehandedly changed rock-n-roll when he sliced his little green Elpico amp speaker with a razor blade, creating the first heavy metal guitar tone and riff. This revolutionary guitar sound propelled the Kinks into stardom with the global smash hits ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘All Day and All of the Night’. First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

The Shakespeare Theatre’s 28th Annual Gala Patrons, artists, and community leaders are invited to join the festivities at the Theatre’s renovated theatre factory that will be transformed into a “Grand Ballroom.” In addition to a star-studded cabaret, guests will be able to bid on scores of silent auction offerings that include relaxing getaways, exclusive tickets to Broadway shows, and unique behind-the-scenes experiences. 6:30pm. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Support Facility, 3 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park. 973-845-6732.

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The park has more than 5,000 cherry trees that produce an array of blossoms.Pick one or enjoy many of the fabulous featured events during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Bike Race 7am-1pm. Bloomfest April 15th, 11am–5pm. Cherry Blossom Bus Tours April 18–April 22. Branch Brook Park, Lake Street & Park Avenues, Newark.

Creative Lighting Workshop Enjoy a day of creating with speedlights and photographing models. Join award-winning photographer, Rick Friedman, for an intensive full-day, creative speedlight workshop. Whether you are a professional or amateur, you will greatly expand your knowledge of lighting when you learn how to utilize speedlights creativity. 10:30am-5pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West) Fairfield. 973377-2007.

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Mike Marino: Make America Italian Again Tour Stand-up comedian Mike Marino – affectionately known to fans as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy” – brings his hysterical take on the Italian-American experience to NJPAC in a new tour, “Make America Italian Again.” With special guest Jon Bramnick, NJ’s funniest lawyer. 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“Marvel-ous Violets“ Show The show will include horticultural exhibits, creative flower arrangements, and planted gardens using African violets. View educational displays and speak with knowledgeable local violet growers. A sale table will feature unusual, blooming, and exciting new varieties. 1:30-4:30pm and April 8, 11am-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. Free. 908-464-4417.

Digital Photography Workshop 8 “Creating Art with your Camera”, David DesRochers will discuss new ways to see and capture a variety of subjects by using techniques such as motion blur, multiple exposure, and lens zoom. “Confessions of a Nature Photographer”, Phil Witt will use images to illustrate the tricks of the trade he has learned concerning landscape, wildlife, and macro-photography from the initial camera capture to the eventual post-processing. 1-3:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Please call 908396-6386 to register.

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he ninth annual “Running 4 Answers, A Race Against Alzheimer’s” will take place this year on April 28th. The race, started by two Roseland moms, benefits the Alzheimer’s research organization Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, which concentrates on funding research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Since the annual race began, they have donated a total of $285,000 to the organization.

9th Annual The Running 4 Answers race features a 5k USATFcertified race and 2-mile fun run/fitness walk. Running 4 Answers Beginning at 8:30am at the Roseland Municipal April 28, 2018 Building, the courses travel through the tree-lined Starting at 8:30am at the historic streets of Essex County. The fun family Roseland Municipal Building and community event will also have glitter tattoos, snacks, and an awards ceremony with prizes for the top three male and female finishers. Learn more about registering for the race and donating to Running 4 Answers at DINO DAY

A Production of Treasure Island

Travel back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed New Jersey over 65 million years ago. Examine real fossils, meet a dinosaur expert and participate in an fossil hunt provided by Field Station: Dinosaurs. Enjoy prehistoric themed experiments in BASF’s Kids’ Lab and participate in a Touch the Music workshop. 11am-4pm. Registration required. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Russian National Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty Legendary Folk/Rock duo Aztec Two-Step interpret the classic music of one of the greatest duos of all time – Simon & Garfunkel. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

This sumptuous company of over 50 dancers brings a traditional staging of the classic fairytale to life with stunning precision and artistry, all set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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One Night Of QUEEN One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, featuring Gary Mullen and the “Works”, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.


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Sunday, April 8 Richard Reiter Drum Circle Members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it. Adults and mature teenagers are invited. 3–5pm. Outpost in the Burbs, First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

Drop-In Studio 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. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. All ages invited. Included in Museum admission. 1-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live Show The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new show. A brand-new adventure filled with tigertastic fun that teaches valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Ages 2-6. 2 & 5:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Advanced Creative Lighting Shoot: Ambient, Speedlights, Strobes Workshop Once you’ve learned how to use your speedlights effectively, join award-winning photographer Rick Friedman as he helps you dive further into the world of creative lighting and its possibilities. 11am-4:30pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Essex Water Color Club Demonstration A watercolor demonstration by Mel Stabin, an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist. All are welcome to attend. The event is free for EWCC members. 2pm. Refreshments will be served. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston.


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or a small company, Austin Fanning General Contractors (AFGC) has a large portfolio. Since 1993, the five-member AFGC team has developed a reputation in Essex and neighboring counties for high-quality kitchen, bath, and other renovations as well as additions. According to founder Austin Fanning, “Our business is spread out pretty evenly among kitchen renovations and other projects, both interior and exterior.” An AFGC project begins with a complimentary consultation, during which a client’s planned project, lifestyle and budget are all discussed. Fanning explains, “I want to see how the family functions. An informal family would be more likely to want an open floor plan, for instance.”


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allows us to communicate with our clients at any time, about anything from scheduling to financials. Clients can now electronically approve change orders, for instance; we don’t have to go back and forth with phone calls and emails. Our communication is much more streamlined, which is very exciting.” The technology may be state-of-theart, but the old-fashioned emphasis on customer satisfaction is equally, if not more, responsible for AFGC’s success. As Heather says, “When a client is truly happy with their project, it confirms why we do what we do!”

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2018 Taste of Essex Essex County has some of the finest restaurants in New Jersey. Enjoy the dozens of local restaurants and other food and drink purveyors that will be sharing their fine cuisine for all to try. Restaurants will be judged on the best Sweet and Savory dishes. 5:308:30pm. Presented by North Essex Chamber of Commerce. 973-2265500. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange.

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Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies beautifully presented in the period living room, followed by a tour of the historic home. After tea, Oakeside’s artist-in-residence, Corinna Sowers Adler, will present “An Afternoon of Song” in the solarium. 1pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

Sensory Celebration In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Van Vleck invites all to explore the gardens using your senses as your guide. What colors and shapes do you see? What sounds do you hear around you? What smells are in the air? Activity stations will be arranged outdoors and in our education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors in the natural world. Open to families. 1-4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Monday, April 9 Explorers Spring Break Camp Recurring Children in 1st-3rd grade explore the Arboretum this spring break and discover the plants and animals that are emerging and returning from their winter homes. Please bring a snack and lunch and dress for the outdoors. Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required. Through April 13. Register for one day or for the whole week. 9am. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

New Moms’ Circle and Breastfeeding Support A free support group where new mothers can openly discuss the ups and downs of adjusting to motherhood. Topics include transitioning to parenthood, mood changes, baby blues vs. postpartum depression and myths of motherhood. Mondays 10am-12:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

“The Stone Face” Production What do you get when you combine Buster Keaton with Samuel Beckett? No, this is not the beginning of a joke. “The Stone Face” is about the real-life collaboration between Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett on a film called simply “Film Written in the style of Keaton. And Beckett. And Keaton. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.


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Turtle Tots Spring Break Camp Tots, ages 3-5yrs explore the Arboretum this spring break and discover the plants and animals that are emerging and returning from their winter homes. Please bring a snack and lunch and dress for the outdoors. Pre-registration, health forms, and membership are required. Through April 13. Register for one day or for the whole week. Must be independent in the bathroom. 9am. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.


Geneaology Presentation Expert Anthony Lauriano will show you how to navigate the federal census, ship manifests, as well as birth, marriage, and death records to research your family’s history. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Summer Art Camp for Children During four, one-week sessions children can broaden their horizons and enrich their experience in the worlds of art and cooking. July 9-July 13, “All about Me.” Express yourself and your thoughts through art; July 16-July 23, “Adventures in Cooking,” Campers will learn a different culinary treat each day; July 23-July 27, “Wizard School: Magical Crafts & Games”and August 6-August 10, “Drawing Just About Anything,”campers will sketch in various mediums including charcoal, ink and more. 9 am2pm, at the air-conditioned Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

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Temple Sholom Tykes Introduce your child(ren) ages 2-5 to a once a month Jewish experience with song, crafts and snack. One Tuesday a month from 4-5pm. Call for dates or check the website Free but please RSVP to the temple office 973-2391321. Bring a friend and enjoy. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

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“The Man in Room 306” Production Thisis a revival of Luna’s critically acclaimed signature piece honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Under these trying circumstances, Dr. King finds himself alone in Room 306, struggling with his past, anxious about his future, and coming to terms with his life. The Man in Room 306 is an intimate, and human portrait of Dr. King. Runs through May 13. Thurs, 7:30pm. Fri & Sat, 8pm. Sun, 3pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551. www.lunastage.orgc

Essex County College Open House Application fee waived. Instant admission. Financial aid information. Campus tours. Transfer information. Credit & non-credit course offerings. 4-7pm. West Essex Campus, 730 Bloomfield Ave., W. Caldwell. 973-877-3175.

“In The Heights” Musical Production The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. April 12-14, 7pm; April15, 2pm. Free senior performance April 11, 7pm. West Orange High School, Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-669-5301 ext 31450

Thursday, April 12 Lunch and Learn Dan Yates, entertainer and singer will delight will be performing a mix of songs from Broadway, operetta, standards and opera. Come relax and get ready for a tuneful afternoon. Contact Lois at 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program. Lunch 12:30, program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Enjoy a very intimate acoustic evening. After more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend. Her husband, Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood.

The New Jersey Speakers Series Presents Bill Clinton

Spend an evening with the world’s most romantic singer when American music icon Johnny Mathis performs his greatest hits. Comedian and singer Gary Mule Deer is his special guest. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. Presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Take time away from your daily busy schedule and allow yourself to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate life. Using breathing techniques, Karuna® Relaxation Reiki, along with writing exercises, learn how to cultivate vitality and to take extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration Required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857 -4357 (HELP) or visit

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A young store owner watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit community as they pass through his bodega. This revolutionary musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots, and to celebrate the community from which you grew. Through April 14, 7pm. Also April 15, 2pm. Free senior citizen performance April 11, 7pm. West Orange High School auditorium, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-669-5301.

The Trinity Academy Drama Club is proud to present its 25th production: Peter Pan JR. Come see Peter Pan whisk his new friends away to Neverland, an island with “hardly any space between one adventure and the other.” At the door, Trinity Academy will be collecting children’s clothing to be donated. Also April 13, 7:30pm. Trinity Academy Gymnasium, 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-3386.

5th Annual Intergenerational Prom Live music, DJ, dinner, dancing (semi-formal attire optional). Free. 4-7pm. West Essex Regional High School, 65 W Greenbrook Rd., Caldwell. RSVP 973-228-1200 ext. 1217

“A Dog Story” Musical A charming new musical comedy about Roland, a career-driven lawyer, who thinks he must be married to get the partnership he desperately wants. So he follows the advice of his best buddy, Guy, and gets a puppy named Cupid as a chick magnet for his Hamptons vacation. Runs through April 22. Call for dates and times. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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“Your child wants to go to camp, but… You Are Not Ready! This is about your child or teen, so if they are ready, you should be too, even though you may be nervous. Camp staff are experts at supporting their campers’ transition to camp. They are fun and nurturing. They help campers make friends, they provide exciting activities, and they keep everything safe.” —Campus Kids Summer Camp

“At camp, children can make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more fun than “I can’t.” In a safe environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community, magic happens. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories and skills that will last a lifetime. Kids don’t remember their best day of television, but will remember their best summer ever.” — Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

“Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, summer camp programs provide educational, social and cultural enrichment that play an integral part in the lives of the youth enrolled.” —Essex County College Summer Youth Program

“Ask to be connected with a returning family who has a camper in the same age/gender as yours before registering. Take the opportunity to chat with them parent to parent and if you’re comfortable connect the children. You can get tips on packing, themed days, banquets and what the community is like. —Camp Louemma

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Stitch & Yarn Club

Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy

Canterbury Cathedral Boys and Men Choir

Whether you are working on a project or learning some stitches, get motivated to crochet, knit, and/ or sew at the twice monthly club meeting. The club meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted. 2-4:30pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973736-0198.

Welcome this renowned English Choir for the final performance of its 2018 American Tour. Under the direction of Dr. David Flood the Choir performs an interesting and varied program of music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Children and adults are invited. 7:30pm. Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. 908-277-1814. Online tickets at

Explore Sand Sand that is afraid of water? Sand that holds its shape? Find out how science makes some kinds of sand. 10am. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Live Entertainment De Mario performs. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Saturday, April 14 Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance Carolyn Dorfman Dance celebrates 35 years of acclaimed dancemaking with a program that includes signature works as well as a new dance created with Renée Jaworski of Pilobolus. 7pm. Also April 15, 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.


His concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep, and more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. Broadway Boot Camp—July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. For ages 7-18, beginner to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment 973-868-6259


Patti LuPone Performs In “Don’t Monkey with Broadway,” two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone explores how her lifelong love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 Ven Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Lisa Lampanelli Live Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Live Entertainment Day Trippers, Beatles Tribute Band perform. 9pm1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Contestants need to bake cupcakes and include recipe card listing all ingredients. 2pm. Roseland First Aid Squad Community Room-rear bldg.., 300 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Further info-973-228-6512.

Creative Writing Workshops for children, teens and adults. See the full schedule of workshops, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction and more. Beginners to advanced. Kids, teens and adults. Classes in five locations: Summit, Maplewood, South Orange, Montclair and Morristown.

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Oratorio Society of New Jersey presents its spring concert with soloists, choir and orchestra conducted by OSNJ Music Director Sandor Szabo. Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 8pm.

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The traditional end of the Blues in the Loft season is marked by Loft series founder Bassist Mike Griot performing alongside some of the music world’s most talented artists. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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April Literary Festival Poetry reading featuring Ted Eisenberg. Eisenberg is married, with four children and six grandchildren. He retired from the practice of labor law in 2014 to write every day. His poems have appeared, or will soon appear, in The Listening Eye, Midstream, Jewish Literary Magazine, The Aurorean, Podium, Poetica, Thema, Rattle, Halfway Down the Stairs, and The Ragged Sky Anthology. His chapbook, “This,” was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Entertaining readings and a good cup of coffee. Starts at 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973-226-2837.

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Wednesday, April 18 April Literary Festival Entertaining readings and a good cup of coffee. Readings by poets and writers under age 30. Featured poets are Michael Loayza and Ryan Tunison. Starts at 6:30 pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973-226-2837. For reservations call 973-226-2837.

Special Story Time In honor of the Month of the Young Child featuring professional storyteller Cheryl Anne. 10am. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

Beauty In The Brushstroke New Jersey artist Lynn Vergano explores the centuries-old, art form of Chinese brush painting in depicting subjects drawn from nature, such as landscapes, plants, and animals. 2pm. Registration required. Bickford Theater, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713706.

Germination Station Class Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities. 1–2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: 973-744-4752 ext 3 or visit

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Spring International Film Festival The library will screen “Frantz” (2016). In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.2017 Cesar Awards winner. In French and German with English subtitles. 1 and 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973376-4930.

Monthly Meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy, the non-profit organization dedicated to working with the public to maintain the beauty of Verona Park. 7:30-9pm. Verona Park Boat House, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona., (continued on page 38)


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Friday, April 20

From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps Nansen, a Norwegian, was arrested in 1942 by the Nazis, and spent the remainder of World War II in concentration camps. For three and a half years, Nansen kept a secret diary on tissue-paper-thin pages later smuggled out by various means, including inside the prisoners’ hollowed-out breadboards. Unlike writers of retrospective Holocaust memoirs, Nansen recorded the mundane and horrific details of camp life as they happened, “from day to day.” 6:30pm. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Kick Your Cravings Workshop Health & Lifestyle Coach, Amy Bitton comes to the library for a presentation explaining what makes junk food so addicting, as well as some strategies for overcoming cravings and temptation when they strike. Roseland Library, 20 Roselamnd Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Lunch and Learn “Opioids in New Jersey, a Tragic Reality”– featuring Jay Lassiter, writer, political consultant, and social justice advocate, and the host/author of the podcast “Heroin Uncut.” Sponsored by NCJW/Essex.12:30-2:30pm. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange.

Big Band Concert and Dance Listen and dance to the sounds of an 18 piece band playing the great music of the big band era. Entrance fee includes coffee/tea and desserts. 8-11pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-9552.

Live Entertainment The Moodswings, an all female rock cover band performs. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Doolin’ – Irish Music French Style 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 908-591-6491. or visit

Bob Dylan Birthday Show Million Dollar Bash Revisited: Multi-artist Bob Dylan tribute show. 8pm. First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-7446560.

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Saturday, April 21 *Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions

Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, makeup, hip hop, stage combat, auditions/ college prep, and more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. Broadway Boot Camp—July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. For ages 7-18, beginner to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment 973-868-6259

Green Fair Meet local green groups and businesses, learn about student and government initiatives and discover easy ways to help make Madison Greener. Hosted by the library and the Madison Environmental Commission. 2-4pm. Madison Public Library, courtyard, 39 Keep St., Madison. 973-377-0722.

New Eyes for the Needy Sale Find bargains at the first spring Saturday Sale at the New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop. Check out a wide assortment of fine and vintage jewelry, watches, and small home décor items. The Shop is also open on Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The Shop also accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items to fund the eyeglass voucher program. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, 973-376-4903.



Live Entertainment Stuff Brothers perform. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Choral Workshop and Community Concert Sacred Choral Workshop Sessions with world-renown composer, pianist, and conductor, Joseph M. Martin. 9am & 1pm and a Secular Community Concert with Joe and his wife, Sue Martin on April 22nd at 3pm. Registration required. First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona. 973-239-3561.

Edible Wild Plants Program Party for the Planet Join Turtle Back Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual Earth Day Celebration. Animal talks and entertainment help young and old connect with the natural world and become better wildlife stewards. Included with zoo admission. 11am-2pm. Also April 22. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange.973-731-5800.

This adult program led by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/Naturalist. Now is the time to review what wild plants you can eat from your own garden areas. Even some invasive plants can be used as food. Recipes are included. If time permits, followed by a walk along the trails. 1pm-3pm. NJ Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Call 908-396-6386 to register by April 20.


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April Literary Festival Celebrating young poets with a special event “Springtime: Youth Poetry Awards.” The awards will be presented to the children by the Womens Club of Caldwell. Starts at 2pm. The Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973226-2837.

Annual Book Sale The sale will feature thousands of books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, literary classics, art books, cookbooks, children’s books, also DVDs, CDs and much more, all at bargain prices. All proceeds from this year’s sale will go towards the renovation of the Library’s Children’s Room. The sale is free and open to the public 9:30am-5:15pm also April 22, 1-4:45pm. The Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973376-1006.

“Nugget & Fang” Musical

Free Self Defense & Safety Seminar The West Orange Police Dept. and Mobile1KravMaga are hosting a free self defense and safety seminar for teens/women (13+). Open to all ability levels. Event is sponsored by West Orange Recreation Dept. 1-4pm. West Orange High School, Tarnoff Gym, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange.

Tours of Historic Houses The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. The Shultz House (Evergreens) is a fully intact time capsule of a family that takes you back to life in the early 20th century Montclair. 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Verona Gardeners Meeting Anyone interested in gardening,: exchange ideas, help with your garden, education, volunteering and community service. The only requirement is to have a garden in town. 3:304:30pm. Call Sue Waldman at 973-8574357(HELP)to reserve your seat.

Huge Rummage Sale Two unlikely pals, Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark discover true friendship and the power of individuality. For children ages 3-9. 10am & 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Sunday, April 22 Millburn/Short Hills Street Fair & Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, food, rides, live music & more. 11am-5pm. On the Streets of Downtown Millburn and Short Hills. 908-654-1400.

South Orange Middle School Flea Market Need to clear out those treasures in your home or sell your crafts? Great way to promote your product or service at the South Orange Middle School Flea Market. 9am-3pm. South Orange Middle School – parking lot, 70 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange.

Housewares, electronics, adult and children’s clothing, shoes, toys. All must go. 9am-2pm. Also April 23, 9-11am; 3-6pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973239-1321.

Monday, April 23 Hearts of Hope “Paint with a Purpose” The Santiago Abut Foundation has partnered with Hearts of Hope to host monthly “paint with a purpose” events in loving memory of Santi Abut. This month the painted hearts will be to thank a nurse during Nurses Week. This event is free, as all expenses have been pre-paid by a grant from The Santiago Abut Foundation. Participants will paint clay hearts and write personalized “thank you” notes for the benefit of the heart recipient. 6-8 pm. Calandra’s Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006

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Garden Club of Montclair Program

April Literary Festival

Adam Sandler Performs

The library is pleased to host selected writers from The Write Group. This evening’s featured readers will be Sarajane Giere, Lorna Kanter, Helen Lippman, Lewis Brett Smiler and Rosa Soy. Entertaining readings and a good cup of coffee. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973-226-2837.

Adam Sandler, one of the big screen’s most successful comedic stars, returns to his stand-up roots with this new stage tour. Special guest Rob Schneider. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – One Show Fits All World Tour The Garden Club of Montclair’s April Program Meeting is “An Introduction to Ikenobo Ikebana Floral Design.” Join the talented Senior Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana, Roberto Pagan, as you learn about the Japanesehistory through his demonstrations of the traditional art form. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building, Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-857-2662.

Tuesday, April 24 Summit College Club Book Sale Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools. American Legion, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. For more info e-mail or call 973-216-5243.

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Fluffy’s performances are a riotous blend of storytelling, parody, character and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to hysterical life. 7 & 10pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark.

Wednesday, April 25 Rocks in the Garden: A Public History of Slavery in Morristown Lecturer, Michael Synder will discuss his findings on local slave owners and the enslaved who resided in Morristown and the surrounding area. Mr. Synder is a Rutgers graduate who wrote his masters’ thesis entitled: The Enslaved Slept Here Too: A Public History of Slavery in Morris County. 7pm. Pre-registration requested. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham 973-635-0603.



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April Literary Festival The Tower Poets of Caldwell University host Poet Laureate Baron Wormser for the last event of Caldwell Library’s Literary Festival. Appointed Poet Laureate of the State of Maine in 2000, Baron Wormser is the author of six books of poetry. 6:30 pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. For reservations call 973-226-2837.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament & Casino Night Fundraiser Enter the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament with the top two winners taking home the Grand Prizes. Come play other exciting casino games including roulette, blackjack,craps, and pig racing. Enjoy a cigar in the garden. Savor a fabulous array of foods and libations. Listen to Jazz and cabaret-style music, plus much more. 5:30pm registration; 7pm Texas Hold ‘em Tournament; 7-10pm Casino Night. Supporting SOPAC. The Wilshire Grand Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.


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“The Big Sick” Romantic Comedy Don’t be put off by the name of this film. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. The pleasure of watching this film is that it is a true story. Contact Lois at 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program. Lunch 12:30 and program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Become a junior scientist and learn about some of the tools used in laboratory experiments. Put your new knowledge to work and perform some fun, fizzy experiments. 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Intervention for Memory Loss Led by Dr. Michelle Papka, Director and Founds of CRCNJ (Cognitive and Research Center of NJ), Dr. Papka will also discuss the resources available to those with memory loss including: family help, strategies, medications, health options and clinical trials. Free and open to all. 1:30–2:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Friday, April 27 Shen Yun Performance

Meditation In the Garden with Sue Waldman Join, psychotherapist and Karuna Relaxation Reiki® Master, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. Wear comfortable and layered clothes. Advanced Registration is Required. Call Sue Waldman at 973- 857-HELP (4357) or visit

George “Buddy” Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montcalir. 973783-9500. www.wellmont

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman Perform The spectacular Shen Yun – the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company – returns to NJPAC with its latest epic production. Runs through May 3. Call or visit web for dates and times. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Andy Cohen opens. 7:30-10:30pm. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489 or visit

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The Rents covering Led Zepplin, the Doors and others. 9pm-1am. Suzy Que’s & Bar, 34 S. Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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*Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions

Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, make-up, hip hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep, and more. Meet Agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. Broadway Boot Camp—July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. For ages 7-18, beginner to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment 973-868-6259


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9th Annual Running 4 Answers, a Race Against Alzheimer

8:30am 5k Race, 8:35am 2-mile Fun Run/Fitness Walk Fundraiser. All proceeds to benefit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. (USATF-NJ certified and sanctioned, 500 points Grand Prix series) Any questions, please call Carolyn at 973-896-9263. Roseland Municipal Building, 19 Harrison Ave., Roseland.

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Discover the food and stories that make Montclair unique on this 3-hour food tasting and historical walking tour of downtown Montclair. Sample foods from 6 to 8 Montclair restaurants. 2 pm. Call 973-744-1796 or email: to register. Space is limited and the tour sells out quickly.

Spring Boutique Over 20 unique vendors: jewelry, apparel, bags, soaps, candles housewares, accessories, personalized items, skin care and much more. Shop, nosh and mingle. noon-4pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex. 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973239-1321.

Open Book/Open Mind: Luke Cage “The Power of a Black Superhero” event will feature Cheo Hodari Coker, Executive Producer, Creator, and Head Writer of the Netflix TV show Luke Cage in conversation with Gail Barringer, a Montclair resident and producer. Free. 4-5:30pm. Montclair Public Library Auditorium, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Monday, April 30 Seton Hall University Orchestra Concert Featuring the Seton Hall University Orchestra in their annual spring concert. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Zookeeper Jack Hanna brings his Emmy Award winning TV series to the stage. Jungle Jack will have some of the world’s most spectacular animals with him and shares stories and special footage from his overseas adventures. He will also inspire audiences with his passion and dedication to wildlife conservation. 1 & 4pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

The Magic of Anthony Salazar Rising magic star Anthony Salazar performs fantastic illusions with a dash of comedy, juggling, music and audience participation in this high-energy show guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Ages 5 +. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Are you a Verona business owner? Would you be interested in creating a NEW business networking circle in town to help enhance existing businesses and to promote their success and help support new business to the township with the intention to enhance community? This is an opportunity to be a part of a fellowship, networking opportunities, social events, charity and retail visibility. First meeting is complimentary. 8:30-9:30pm. Call Sue Waldman to register at 973-857-HELP (4357).

Flower Pots For Teens Painting and decorating flower pots for teens. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-2268636.

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ne of the most common deficiencies among American adults is a vitamin D deficiency. What makes the vitamin different from most of the ones we need is that our bodies actually produce most of the vitamin D we need, instead of relying on the foods we eat to supply it. When natural sunlight hits the skin it triggers the body’s production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin.” It is a crucial ingredient for overall health; protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, improves brain function and may even protect against cancer. Our bodies convert the sunshine we soak up into chemicals that turn it into the vitamin D we all know and love. However, if we don’t get outdoors enough, our body struggles to get enough sunshine to make vitamin D. Whenever possible, try to get at least 10 to 15 minutes of unprotected time in the sun each day and reap the health benefits of being outdoors. Exposure to sunlight has a huge impact on depression, seasonal affective disorder and sleep quality.


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he health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health:

Green Tea

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Full of plant sterols and amino acids, almonds can help lower high cholesterol and promote muscle growth. These handheld treats are also rich in vitamin E, which can protect skin from sun damage.

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This easy, portable snack is loaded with essential potassium, which regulates the nervous system. Bananas also offer loads of vitamin B-6, which aids immunity and metabolism.

Whole Grains

These powerful body defenders have been known to boost immunity, protect against various cancers and reduce cholesterol.


These energy-packed breakfast favorites contain a special type of protein that helps build muscle strength more than other proteins. When compared to other breakfast foods, eggs can also keep you feeling fuller longer with fewer calories and fat.


Chock-full of magnesium, potassium and various vitamins and nutrients, spinach can prevent clogged arteries and protect against prostate and colon cancers.


This protein-packed food contains isoflavones, which can aid in treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Also, research from the Food and Drug Administration shows that 25 grams per day can help lessen the risk of heart disease.

Dark Chocolate

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he ancient Eastern art of threading is an excellent alternative to waxing eyebrows, especially for those with Rosacea, thin or sensitive skin, or who are on medications such as Retin-A that do not allow for waxing. As neither external chemicals nor heat is applied, side effects and allergic reactions with threading are virtually nonexistent. Threading removes the hair at follicle level. The process is extremely sanitary because the thread is used once only. When done with a skilled hand, threading is a quick and painless process that offers very precise shaping of the brow. The results can last up to 6 weeks.

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he health and vitality of patients are of utmost importance to Talah Ysaac, owner and founder of Essex Acupuncture. Talah has worked as an acupuncturist for the past seven years, averaging over 100 patients a week, most seeking her services for pain management. “In most cases, the average patient can see improvement within the first few weeks,” she says. Her continuing study of herbal medicine helped to hone her understanding of physiology, upon which she developed her style of practice. “I treat with acupuncture first and gauge how the patient responds. Acupuncture will help to resolve most issues, but if a symptom is persistent, I will recommend an herbal formula.” The herbs she recommends are not always exotic–ginger, cinnamon, dates and licorice are in most formulas. Talah treats a host of health conditions including women’s health, stress management, gastrointestinal ailments, fertility and pregnancy concerns, and ear, nose and throat complaints. As an acupuncturist and herbologist, she offers an effective holistic and natural approach. Having worked for more than 20 years as a healthcare professional, Talah values the importance of results that do not cause severe side effects or create detrimental addictions. “It’s a holistic approach. If I can help with pain and reduce stress symptoms, patients will be happier for it. I want to make Chinese medicine tangible to my patients and for them to understand the physiology and pathology of the body. Pain in one part of the body may be caused by a health issue in another part.” The onslaught of activity in today’s society is a concern for Talah. She advocates for quiet peacefulness for her patients and herself in what she deems is a manic, overstimulated society. Having also studied meditation and yoga, Talah states, “Acupuncture can

Talah Ysaac achieve that peacefulness. It could take months of practice in yoga and meditation in order to achieve the results that acupuncture can provide in a few sessions.” Talah strives to achieve the highest credentials in her field. Not only is she a licensed acupuncturist and state-certified herbologist, Talah is a certified diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or NCCAOM. Her bottom line? Get patients better fast. “The best thing is when a patient who is unsure acupuncture is the right fit takes up the challenge and realizes the profound benefits that acupuncture can have on their health and well being,” states Talah, who is excited to make patients feel better naturally.

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

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

The Silverstrom Group 580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-992-3990 |

Green Hill

Medi Spa.

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

Radiance Medical Spa offers a comprehensive list of non-invasive and holistic therapies including skincare and therapeutic medical treatments, which aim to help patients treat skin issues.

Yoga. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It promotes relaxation, peacefulness, and stress relief. Restorative Yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. During a Reiki/Restorative session, clients receive Reiki as they relax in Restorative poses.

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 73-559-5231


Transformative Healing

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

Judy O’Connor 16 Grove Ave, Verona | 201-401-2883 |

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists 886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1184

Dr. Paul Feldman

Sue Waldman, LPC

Dr. Paul Feldman’s office is one of the most experienced offices in New Jersey. For over three decades, a great smile and healthy teeth have been the dentist’s passion. Through this passion, Dr. Feldman and his dental staff are dedicated to working hard to ensure that patients’ smiles and experience at the office are both top-notch.

For two decades, Sue Waldman has helped others as a Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Life Coach, Mental Health Consultant, Karuna Reiki® Teacher, Professor and Grief Counselor to turn spiritual, physical and emotional challenges into positive life transformations. Sue Waldman’s extraordinary ability to put others at ease makes her easy to confide in. Sue has a gentle, caring approach where one feels understood. Her generosity of spirit, warmth and genuine nature provide an anchor and a compass for success, fulfillment and joy. Sue Waldman’s passion is helping people to deeply love their life. Her specialty is couples, women, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship and emotional healing. Sue also hosts Mindfulness meditation gatherings in Verona to help individuals learn to relax and feel inner peace.

The office has a unique blend of experience and continuity of care in one of the most up to date facilities in the area. From digital x-rays, to CAD/CAM one-day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that they don’t offer to make your dental treatment as successful and cosmetic as possible. Both Dr. Feldman and his staff are trained to make every treatment as comfortable as possible.

Suburban Essex Dental

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

Sue Waldman, LPC

973-857-9090 April 2018

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School Livingston is a state-ofthe art swimming facility dedicated to teaching children how to swim. They provide year-round instruction for children 4 months to 12 years, as well as a swim team and family swim in their 90 degree shiver-free pool. Goldfish prides itself on offering each parent and child a Golden Experience. From the moment you walk in the door, you enter a tropical oasis. The pool is always abuzz with kids learning safety skills and independent swim skills in small classes. Every square inch of the unique facility is designed to enhance the learning, fun and safety for every child and parent who joins the Goldfish family. For kids, it’s an invigorating and fun place to make new friends and cultivate a love for swimming. For parents, it’s a comfort in knowing their kids are safe, nurtured and growing.

Goldfish Swim School

277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-664-SWIM 51

Bon Appetíte



By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Daniel Epstein


he Westminster Hotel has undergone a transformation in dining. With its muted colors and comfortable ambiance, the new Marble & Moxie appeals to a wide range of palates by offering an updated take on traditional favorites. Before dining you may want to enjoy one of their signature cocktails in the bar & lounge area. Once your appetite is piqued, for starters, choose the Honey Glazed Pork Belly. This standout dish features perfectly charred—not fatty—pork belly, served over a Belgian waffle with melted Fontana cheese. Apple cider syrup completes this delightful appetizer. Alternatively, the signature Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is all crab and no filler, another wonderful way to begin the meal. And as for the Clams Casino, I believe they are the best around. Being a steakhouse, ordering the Tomahawk Ribeye Steak, a 46-ounce bone-in chop for two, is a must. If you like onions, order it with the caramelized onions bathed in “beef butter”…outstanding! Served on a sizzling hot plate, this flavorful USDA Certified Prime Grade beef makes the cut. And if dining companions differ on doneness, the chef


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will cut the meat off the bone and serve each half cooked to perfection. No worries for non-beef eaters, other options include a sous vide chicken, fresh fish selections and creative salads. To compliment the entrĂŠe, Truffle Cream Spinach and Sweet Potato Casserole, served in individual cast iron skillets, are delicious. The flavorful spinach is not swimming in cream, while the sweet potatoes are light and fluffy yet not overly sweet. When it comes time for dessert, the Cheesecake is not to be missed. Made on the premises, it surpasses the omnipresent New York brands in taste and presentation. Marble & Moxie pays special attention to all fine dining details, from the cloth breadbasket to the barware. An impressive wine list elevates each course. For special occasions there is a private dining room for parties of 6 to 16. Marble & Moxie is located within The Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, 973-548-0050, Open daily for breakfast and weekdays for lunch. Dinner served Monday-Thursday, 5-10 pm, Friday-Saturday, 5-11 pm, Sunday, 4-10 pm. Bar open daily.

MUST TRIES Above: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake All Crab and no fillers. Baked Clams Casino 7 piece, Smoked Bacon, Roasted Peppers with Garlic Plugra Butter. Perfect Cheese Cake Goffle Farm Chicken Breast Sous vide, free range chicken full of flavor and tenderness. April 2018 53

Restaurant Guide

Zuppa di Mare LuNello’s Zuppa di Mare, comprised of clams, mussels, shrimp, Andouille sausage and diced tomatoes in garlic and oil, is a customer favorite, and is prepared fresh daily. Keeping with LuNello’s reputation for high-quality cuisine, chef/owner Lou Seger uses only the freshest seafood. Lou Seger

LuNello | 182 Stevens Avenue, Cedar Grove | 973-837-1660 |


Divina Ristorante 461 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-5228 Offering only the best tasting and highest quality Italian food. With it’s stylish and warm atmosphere, you will feel cozy and comfortable. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $Mod-$Exp, TO

OCHA Restaurant

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


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

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

“Best Chinese around. The food is amazing.” - Jay G, Paramus, NJ

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, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO


Sautéed Shrimp with Ginger and Scallions

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

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Order Online at: 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 pizzas are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD

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


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

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

Aozora 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

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

Palazzo 11 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973-746-6778 Offering a fresh take on Italian & Mediterranean cuisine. A classic, traditional decor invites guests to reminisce of Italian restaurants of a long lost era. ENT, RR, MCC, $Mod-$Exp






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Spice II

Zeugma Mediterranean Grill

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

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


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

SHORT HILLS Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills 973-467-8882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

Tiny Elephant 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

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

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Passionate About Pizza At Aquila, we passionately pursue the age-old craft of baking hand-shaped pizza in a wood burning oven.

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

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen 40 Minnisink Road, Totowa | 973638-1405 Their modern spacious dining room is finely detailed, cozy, and relaxing, with a trendy classic feel. Serving lunch and dinner with daily specials and offering a full Gluten-free menu. All meals are ready-made—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC


A Modern

AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE Featuring a selection of prime, perfectly charred beef with an exquisite array of sides and desserts

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. Eight-time winner VERONA’S of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best ORIGINAL 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 Suburban Essex


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

Our famous skyline view of Manhattan is only the beginning.

SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

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

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

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

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Visit us online at Auto Repair/Body Shop. Part Street Auto Service & Repair offers complete engine repair, tune ups, oil changes, brake service, shocks, struts, heat & AC service and more on all makes and models. NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility.

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.

Park Street Auto

European Touch Cleaners, LLC

18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

973-736-1935 |

Custom Closets. A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

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.

Brookside Garden Center & Florist 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

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

Smith & Company 343 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell | 973-228-1167 |


Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.

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.

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

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

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

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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.

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

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117 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7900 |

Interior Design. Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-8484 | For nearly 25 years, Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC has provided discriminating clients with custom residential interiors designed to deliver lasting elegance and true livability. Installed in residences throughout the New York tri-state region and beyond, the full-service firm’s one-of-kind designs interpret each client’s unique vision with a sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |

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

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.

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

Painter. “Professional,” “courteous,” and “exceptional” is how customers consistently describe Wilber’s Painting. Their highly trained staff of professionals knows what it takes to bring their client’s imagination to reality.

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 |

Pest Control. Got Pests? LLC brings 30 years of insect control expertise to your property so you can reclaim your outdoor living space. Free your mind and body this summer from the worry of contracting Lyme disease or Zika and the irritating itch from mosquito bites. Got Pests? uses organic or synthetic repellents that last for 3 weeks to kill and repel mosquitos, ticks. Got Pests? start with a free property evaluation to ensure a plan that will completely solve your pest issues and end with your 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Got Pests? LLC 184 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland | 833-NJ-Pests | 973-650-4738

Pet Day Care/Boarding. K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387

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

Montclair Handyman Services Montclair | 973-746-1002

Diamond Minds

Ready…Fire…Aim! Making Your Goals a Reality


ver the years I have been lucky to be around super achievers ranging from top athletes and business leaders to brain surgeons and billionaires.Whether they’ve been my guests on television and radio, or clients and friends, their words and actions have had a profound effect on how I think and act. What occurs to me is how much we become the company we keep. This is the foundation and first of three keys that will have a lasting impact on your performance throughout life. Here’s a simple 5-step plan that will help you set and achieve your goals. Just be careful not to spend too much time on the planning stages and not enough time taking action. I’m not against the idea of research and preparation, it’s just that I’ve seen people and companies do a ready…aim… aim…aim…and never end up firing the gun. Action provides just as much information as the preparation because it deals with reality. We learn from our actions, we act from our learning. One without the other suffers. Both together are omnipotent. So here you go: G.O.A.L.S. Is the acronym we’ll use to outline the 5 key steps.

G: Gather information.

Spend the time doing your homework on the best path that will lead you toward your goal. Ask and interview those who’ve gone

before. Years ago I interviewed the chairman of ADP on my radio show. I asked him to share with the listeners this best idea on planning and setting goals. He said, “I work a 39+1 hour work week.” I’m sure he worked many more hours a week than 40, but what he meant was that he takes one hour at the end of every week to sit down with a blank sheet of paper and utilize the greatest goldmine on the planet, the one located right between his ears. He writes down ways he can work more efficiently for the next week to help him reach his goals.

O: Organize a step-by-step plan for reaching your goal.

Here’s a 3-step system that—because it’s simple—has brought more CEO, business owners and managers increased success in reaching their goals: 1) Take a pad of paper and write down 10 of the most powerful goals that you want to accomplish in the next 12 months. They can be goals that can be accomplished in a week, a month or six months. Try making six of the goals business related, three of the goals personal and the last goal something that makes you stretch and struggle to reach it. Don’t underestimate your ability. 2) From the 10 goals, choose the one that

would have the greatest impact on Barry Farber your business or on your life and write it down at the top of a new sheet of paper. Set a date to accomplish it. A goal without a deadline is a wish. Underneath this goal, write down 20 activities or actions that you can take to get closer to your goal. 3) Here’s the most important step of all: take one of the 20 actions you wrote down and ACT on it right away. Once you accomplish the first step, it creates momentum—and success breeds more success.

A: Action! Massive action.

Finish all 20 action steps and then add more. Things do come to those who wait— but only the things left over from those who hustle.

L: Look back and learn.

You WILL encounter obstacles. They become the opportunities to understand the appropriate action for the next attempt. Remember falling is not failing as long as you don’t fail to get back up..

S: Set new goals.

Cervantes said; “The journey is better than the inn.” It is on our way toward our goals we are the happiest. Never stop setting new ones.

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

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“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 Saturday, May 5—8:30am to 4pm 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).

Essex County Computer & Electronics Recycling Day

Saturday, May 19—9am to 3pm 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove (next to the Old Hospital Center) 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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