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VOL. 25 NO. 4 David J. Black

What are Your Favorite Condiments?


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Barbeque sauce, I love it on so many things.

Hot peppers. No matter what I get, I get it everywhere I go.

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Fresh basil. I grow it outside.

I would have to say Sriracha.

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33 Best of Essex 2017

10 Inside Essex News and Happenings Around the Area

34 Pediatric OT & Speech Therapy in a Fun Environment 47 Health, Wellness, Beauty

13 People to Know Shannon Aronson & David Silverstrom, DDS

14 Calendar of Events

60 Cooking Essentials A Peek Inside a Professional Chef’s Kitchen

62 Restaurant Guide

47 NJ Spine & Joint Offers Cold Laser Treatments

68 Best of Essex Resource Directory

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reen Hill Inc., a premier senior living residence located in West Orange has earned a Five-Star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which rates Green Hill as one of the top-rated senior living and nursing residences in New Jersey. Concurrently, Green Hill has earned SAGECare Platinum Certification from SAGEUSA for completing a comprehensive provider training program for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, and cultural competency training on subjects related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Green Hill is the only residential senior care provider in the area certified with SAGECare Platinum Status.

he non-profit group Verona Kids Rock is proof that you can make a difference at any age. Started in June 2016 by seven-year-old Anna Belle Lilley of Verona, the group has grown to include a number of children working hard to help their community. Over the past year, they Sarah Tevlin, Anna Belle Lilley and McKenzie Bailey, members of Verona Kids Rock have held lemonade stands fundraisers, visited nursing homes, cleaned up trails, and donated to animal shelters, among other things. The kids continue to think of how they can help others through their acts of kindness.


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The group’s efforts of doing good and helping those in need were accomplished once again this year on March 25, when they created their own small walk at Verona Park to raise money for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. The event, which was in honor of Anna Belle’s classmate Maisie Skibola, raised $400. The kids had fun walking, carrying balloons, and singing songs along the way, all while giving back. Anna Belle and Verona Kids Rock have touched many in the community this past year, thanks to their big smiles and helping hands.

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hen Loretta Boronat of West Caldwell launched My Sibling Dolls in the fall of 2007, her love of sewing and passion for spreading autism awareness were combined. Having a son with autism, she knew the importance of educating others about people with disabilities, especially siblings of individuals with autism or Down syndrome. Her My Sibling Dolls feature a collection of characters that have siblings with developmental differences. Each doll comes with a specially written story that teaches the challenges and rewards of living with a sibling who learns and grows differently. In 2009, Boronat expanded her business with My Pal dolls, which come with booklets that address enriching themes for children, such as caring for their peers and being healthy. My Sibling and My Pal mostly specialize in boy dolls, as boys too are affected by disabilities and should be able to have a doll they can love and care for. Learn more about Loretta’s story and shop for your own doll at


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Shannon Aronson and David Silverstrom, DDS By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein This month, we are pleased to introduce our readers to the Short Hills husband and wife team Shannon Aronson and David Silverstrom, DDS, the co-founders of Solstice 620 Foundation. They are just returning from their second grueling nine day medical/dental mission to Guatemala. The trip required a police escorted, seven hour drive—deep into the mountains to where the Solstice 620 team treated more than 450 impoverished people, most of whom were children.

What is the mission of Solstice 620? Shannon: The mission of Solstice 620 is to create sustainable improvement in the lives of people in need by connecting them with professionals who are eager to donate their time, expertise, skills and unique abilities. David and I have found that most people are aware of what they are uniquely good at and genuinely want to do whatever they can to help others.

How did Solstice 620 choose Guatemala? Shannon: Close friends of ours from Canada had been traveling to the Merendon Mountains in Guatemala with the Canadian Central American Relief Effort (CCAMRE) for about 12 years, in order to provide dental services to the indigenous people living there. They would tell us about the living conditions—10 to 12 people in one-room mud huts with no electricity and no access to clean water. We decided to make Guatemala our organization’s first project. David: Shannon saw an opportunity for Solstice 620 to add a medical component to CCAMRE’s work. We gathered up doctors, nurses, hygienists and ample medical supplies to treat the people there. Every morning we would shoo away the roaming chickens and set up M.A.S.H.-style clinics where people would line up outside in the 100-degree heat. Shannon: The trip was horrible and exhilarating at the same time. The illness and dental decay resulting from the extreme poverty is deeply disturbing, but you get to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Why did you establish Solstice 620? David: It was Shannon’s idea upon our marriage two years ago, that we set up this foundation to honor our commitment to each other and to use our partnership to make a positive impact on the world. We were married on June 20, 2015, which happened to be the summer solstice. We liked the idea of incorporating our wedding date and the symbolism of the sun rising, bringing light and warmth to the world, in our foundation’s name.

Aronson and Silverstrom plan to expand the foundation’s reach to other areas and issues in the future. When not doing foundation work or charitable community activities, they are busy with their careers. Shannon is a realtor with Keller Williams Premier Properties and David has a dental practice in Livingston, The Silverstrom Group. Those interested in donating their time or resources should contact Shannon at 973-214-0691.

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Calendar of Events M AY 2 0 1 7 Ongoing 18th- and 19th-Century American The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.

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

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium Show Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Big Bird’s adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo’s friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Saturday-Sunday, 1 pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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

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Alexis Bonavitacola: The Beauty of Alcohol Inks… and Beyond Contemporary artist Alexis Bonavitacola creates art that captures energy, movement, and flow. This exhibition includes examples of the artist’s dream-like alcohol ink paintings and vibrant encaustic wax art. Runs through June 12. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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The exhibit examines the French master’s influence on American art from 1907 to the present, presenting 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints and works on paper by Henri Matisse and the American artists he inspired, including Max Weber, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, and others. Runs through June 18, 2017. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair 973-746-5555.

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The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Centers’ 18th annual Mansion in May fundraiser features more than 55 interior and landscape designers that have transformed the historic castle into a modern showcase. Alnwick Hall-The Abbey, 355 Madison Avenue and Canfield Road, Township of Morris,

May in Montclair Opening Ceremonies Enjoy the Maypole Dance by students from Edgemont School and music performances by pupils from Northeast and Watchung Schools. The Reverend Dave Shaw will do the invocation. Free. Sponsored by the May in Montclair Committee. Noon. Rain date May 3. Watchung Plaza Park, Montclair. 973509-4166.

A Four Hand Stride Piano Blockbuster Fats Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith, and James P. Johnson created a jazz piano style known as stride that is both musically and visually exciting. The Bickford Theatre is proud to present the next generation of stride pianists in concert with critically-acclaimed musician Stephanie Trick joined by the equally talented Paolo Alderighi. 7:30pm. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum. org

Spring Sale For Everything Art Fine art umbrellas, fine art tote bags, quilling card + frame. Runs throughout May. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. has announced the opening of two new natural habitatthemed animal exhibits: Andean Condors and Giant Anteaters with Maned Wolves. The new exhibits are part of the County Executive’s ongoing initiative to expand recreational, educational and conservation opportunities. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.


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Free Skin Cancer Screenings As a community service, free skin cancer screenings will be presented in partnership by The Melanoma Center at Saint Barnabas and area dermatologists. An appointment is required. Runs through May 18. Call for dates and times. Atkins Kent Building, 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 301, West Orange. 1-888-724-7123. www.arnabashealth. org/sbmcevents

“3 Women… 3 Perspectives” Art Exhibit The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) is pleased to announce the latest art exhibit at the West Orange Art Center galleries “3 Women… 3 Perspectives” featuring the art of WOAC board members Amelia Panico, Lisa Suss and Heidi Sussman. Each of the three women offers her own distinctive perspective which shows a diversity of subject as well as a wide range of process. Runs through May 28. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange. www.woarts. org (continued on page 16)

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Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around, you 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 yogis. Bring your own mat. 9:30–10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Toddler Time Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories, and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome. Mondays. 10:30 & 11:30am. Registration required. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Brunch & Learn Welcome Holocaust survivor, veteran and author Ernest Kaufman for a discussion on his memoir “From Fright to Fight to Farm”. 96-year-old Ernest Kaufman, from Lumberton New Jersey, is a Holocaust survivor who escaped imprisonment in the Buchenwald concentration camp and immigrated to the United States in 1939. Woven through this fascinating autobiography is a love story of a lasting marriage of love, cooperation and devotion. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.

Tuesday, May 2 Small Business Week Celebration 2017 Keynote Speaker: Laura Berman Fortgang, business owner, author, speaker and career & business coach. Meet the panel: Jason Meisner, partner at Coughlin Duffy LLP, Commercial Litigation and Counseling Firm. Katherine O’Hara,founder and president of The O’Hara Project. Stephen Bienko, CEO of Fownders. Rosanne DeTorres, managing partner and co-founder of DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law. Donna Miller, president & founder of C3Workplace. 8:30-11:30am. Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave., Florham Park.

FAMILYConnections’ “A Taste of NJ’s Best” Fundraiser This year promises a truly exceptional array of NJ’s finest award-winning restaurants and caterers. In addition to fine wines and beer, this year’s Gala will also feature specialty vodka cocktails from Tree City Artisan Vodka of Kenilworth. FAMILYConnections serves Essex and surrounding counties with 35 behavioral health programs for all ages, helping people overcome major challenges including domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, trauma, and poverty. 6:30pm. Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant, Livingston. 973-323-3412. or

Seton Hall University Spring Choral Celebration Hadyn’s great “Theresienmesse” in B Flat Major will be performed with a professional orchestra, as well as Eric Whitacre’s mystic “Cloudburst,” and Ralph Vaughan William’s “Five Mystic Songs,” with Augustin Glazov, Baritone. Presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Conversational Spanish Class For adult beginners who wish to learn in a small group setting using a conversational approach. Beginner and intermediate levels, daytime and evening options. Registration required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-2281843 or

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Topics covered will include standardized tests, how to pay for college, how colleges select their incoming freshman class, important requirements for the application process and more. Registration not required but recommended. 6pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza,, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447. www.

Wednesday, May 3 Shen Yun Performance

The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company performs an all-new show for 2017. It’s a captivating and inspiring experience of authentic Chinese culture that cannot be seen in China today. Runs through May 7. Call for dates and times. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.





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International Buffet Nights A different cuisine of the world will be highlighted each month on recognition of the 60th anniversary year and the unique talents, traditions and diversity of the Manor Family. The month of May features Latin specialties. Reservations available starting at 6pm. Also May 10,4 & 11. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2630.

2nd Annual Wine Tasting Support the Caldwell Public Library Foundation while tasting over 30 different wines from Spain, Italy, France and California along with small bites and music. Reservations Required. 7-9pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Performs Led by Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Garden Tales Read a garden themed book each week and make a take home gardening project related to the story. Children will acquire basic gardening skills, taste some of the veggies growing in the garden and go on a nature hike. 4:15–5:30 pm. Also May 10. Registration required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

The first Thursday of each month meet your neighbors, bring your business cards, enjoy throwback music, good food and great conversation. West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO) Robert Simmons, President. 7-11pm. The Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-736-5516.

“Whose Live Anyway” Stage Adaptation The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are proud to present their new improv tour. 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage. 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. Montclair. www.

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Learn all about The Salvation Army programs serving the community including the operation of Cornerstone House Homeless Shelter and how to support their efforts. Special guests: Reverend Margo Walter, Ariane Duarte, Jeffrey Grayson. Continental breakfast. 9-11am. The Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. For more information or to RSVP call 973-744-3312, ext. 651.

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Throwback Thursdays “Meet and Greet” Using breathing techniques and journaling exercises, you will learn how to cultivate vitality and extra care to nurture and nourish yourself. Join psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne, for an relaxing evening of spiritual connection, appreciation and love. 8-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. Verona venue. 973-57 -4357 (HELP). www.

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Tourrie Moses, a gifted student, became less and less interested in school and spent more time on the streets, until a tragic decision changed his life forever. In “The One that Got Away,” director John Block follows Montclair teacher Dan Gill as he reconnects with Moses, illuminating the relationship between the two men and examining the circumstances that lead to and the aftermath of Moses’ fateful actions. A discussion with the director immediately following. 1-3pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Keep, Sell, Donate or Toss? How to organize your stuff with professional organizer Eileen Bergman. Whether you feel you or a loved one are on the verge of being a hoarder, are downsizing to a smaller home, or you just need help figuring out how to organize and rid yourself of “stuff” this event is for you. 5:30pm. Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. To register email

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The O’Jays are a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. 8pm.Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Parkinson’s Support Group Star Wars STEM Day Do you love all things Star Wars? Are you interested in DIY science projects? Enjoy some exciting Star Wars STEM projects. Be prepared to get a little messy. Costumes welcome. All ages welcome. 4-5:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, Young Adult Room, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

Teen Night Learn to draw comics with professional cartoon artist Rick Celano, also known as Rickman. 4pm. Also May 11,18 & 25. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636. www.

Friday, May 5 Music at The Dome & Rooftop Lounge The Dome and its outside rooftop lounge has beautiful views of the gardens at The Manor and is open to the public every Friday and Saturday beginning at 6pm. DJs spin the hottest dance tracks of today and yesterday and there are special live performances throughout the year, beginning at 9pm. The Manor, Dome, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2630. www.

A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/ movement disorders. Free, registration required. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973322-4447. sbmcevents

Plant Sale Presented by Rutgers, Master Gardeners of Essex County. Beautiful plants for pollinators, shade, deer resistance and Mother’s Day. Master gardener expert advice availablr. The teaching garden will be open also. 10am-4pm, Presbyterian Memorial Gardens. Also May 6, 9am-3pm, Presbyterian Iris Gardens. 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair.

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

Before Anderson Park existed, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went and other surprising stories about how this Olmsteddesigned Essex County park came to be created over a century ago and how it shaped Upper Montclair. 10am. Rain date May 7. Meet at the bouder at the park’s northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Ave., east of North Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair.

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Jumbotron live streaming the exciting Kentucky Derby races, live music, food & drinks by Cloverleaf Tavern, Scoops ice cream truck. Themed games and activities for children and adults. Raffles for exciting prizes including tickets for Yankees box seats and gifts from area businesses. Children and adults are welcome to attend wearing your most creative derby hat to be entered in our contest to win a prize. 5-7pm Grover Cleveland Park, West Caldwell. For more information visit

These fundraising events will bring together artists, philanthropists, community leaders and friends of MAM for celebrations inspired by the exhibition Matisse and American Art. Midnight in Paris, the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, and after party will be held May 13. The gala and after party will be a special evening highlighting the glamor of 1920s Paris with dinner and entertainment. Beginning at 6pm., the black tie occasion will also feature an exciting live and silent auction. Puttin’ on the Ritz, an annual luncheon will be held May 16, guests will be seated at tables designed in the spirit of Matisse, with tablescapes inspired by the French master. 10:30am-2pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-259-5143. www.montartmuseum. com.


Junior Bakers Kids Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in baking cider donuts, baked blueberry pancakes, ham and cheese thumbprints, peach muffins and buttermilk biscuit with homemade jam. Ages 8-12. 3-5:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

2017 GALA & Auction The event will include a special appearance by Seth Meyers with musical guest, Broadway’s Morgan James and Celebrity Auctioneer Paul Zekos. Laugh, Love and Bid. This power-packed soirèe will showcase extravagant culinary offerings, amazing live and silent auctions featuring superior packages and lavish desserts. 6pm. The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 908-277-8788. info@

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County Plant Sale Offering a wide variety of beautiful plants for your garden including: tender perennials, small shrubs, hardy perennials tomatoes and herbs. 9am-3pm. Presbyterian Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973 228 2210.

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One of the largest plant sales in the area offering a wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Free advice offered by the plant advisors. Morris County Master Gardeners also will be on hand to give short talks. Also May 7, 9am-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973326-7601.


How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps— Educational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLPs some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of longterm care. 10am-Noon. Milvidskiy Willis LL, 140 E Ridgewood Ave., Suite 415, Paramus. Call 201-977-6474 to reserve your seat.

COPE Center Derby Day Celebration In its 33rd year, this year’s celebration will be a lively, fun-filled tradition which offers locals the opportunity to experience Derby excitement outside of Churchill Downs.The event is highlighted by a hat competition, the race on a big screen, sipping mint juleps and enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres of Derby flavor. COPE—which stands for Counseling, Outreach, Prevention and Education focuses on behavioral healthcare and support services that are ‘accessible and affordable. Montcalir Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7836655.

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North Fullerton Arts & Crafts Fair Enjoy this community outdoor event with 50 arts and craft vendors. There will be hands-on crafts, live artists, live music, family friendly activities, food trucks, face painting and much more. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Montclair Center BID. Free. 10am. First United Methodist Church of Montclair, 24 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973273-4ART.


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Get ready to laugh out loud at the hilarious renditions of some of the best stories from the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works. In this (not-so-grim) adventure, engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Recommended Ages: 4-10. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Kentucky Derby fundraiser hosted by The Connection The event supports The Connection Scholarship Fund, includes cocktails and buffet dinner, an auction and raffles, photo booth, DJ and more! 4:30-8:30pm. Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Tpke., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 119 .

2nd Annual Tri-State Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Register to run or walk and set a fundraising goal. Build a team and run or walk that day with your fellow team members Presented by NOCC, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Register online up until May 3 at 6pm. After that, day-of registration will be available 9:30am at Liberty State Park, Freedom Way, Jersey City. 1-888-OVARIAN. www.

“7 Nights to Read” Family Music Concert The award-winning musical duo of David & Jenny HeitlerKlevans, will present “7 Nights to Read”—an interactive musical performance featuring songs about reading and books, in honor of Children’s Book Week. Ages 3 & up. 2pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.

Sunday, May 7 Blood Drive The Temple will host a blood drive on 10am-2pm. Call the temple office to reserve your spot, 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.


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John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

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The Little Prince Production Inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent set design bring to life Antoine de St. Exupery’s heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss and laughter that awakens the child tucked away inside us all. Ages 4-10 4:30 performance is sensory-friendly. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

Vince Gargiulo, head of the Palisades Park Historical Society, will take you on a trip back in time through the park’s colorful entrance, down the wooden coaster, basking in the salt water pool, and reliving great entertainment! 7pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

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“i Balli di Primavera!” Performance Based on John Steptoe’s book, this thrilling musical adaptation by Dallas Children’s Theater is the tale of two sisters whose courage and kindness are put to the test in a mystical African jungle. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Live country music with Due South 2pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

The acclaimed, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble pre-professional company, will present four world premieres by Elizabeth Roxas, Elizabeth Koeppen-Kalosieh, Adam Barruch, and NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano. A mixed bill program of short ballet, modern and contemporary works, featuring over 55 talented dancers ages 7-18 from across New Jersey. Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University. 908-273-5500. www.njdte.tix. com

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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. Refreshments are provided. 3:15-5:15pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

This popular children’s ballet comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. 1 & 4pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.


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66th Annual Spring Car Show The NJ Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 66th Annual Spring Meet. All vehicles 1992 and older are welcome. In addition, there will be a flea market and car corral with food available. The Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 908-755-4266.

Tango through Time Art Exhibit The Montclair History Center to exhibit works by Montclair artist Vincent Tango renowned for his iconic images of Montclair, including Montclair High School (MHS) athletics with a special emphasis on Mountie Football, ice skating at Edgemont Park, Bond’s Ice Cream, and many other recognizable Montclair locales. His unique Folk Art style and love of Montclair are reflected in this comprehensive display of his “Memories of Montclair” series. 2-4pm. Founder’s Room of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 10 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973.744-1796.

Monday, May 8 An Evening of Music Contemporary duo The Levins are known for putting a smile on your face, offering peace-filled folk-pop that is warm and uplifting without skating over the complexities of life. Guitar and piano, along with tightly blended unison vocals, reflect the couple’s own compatible musical and personal relationship. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza,, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Temple Sholom TYKES A preschool age 2-5 program held for approximately 1 hour starting at 4pm. Your child will learn about a Jewish holiday or subject. Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. Free. Please RSVP to reserve your spot 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Wednesday, May 10 Diabetes Support Group Jessica Bente, PharmD, BCPS, will discuss the various therapies as well as drug-drug and drug-food interactions along with their metabolic effects. 12:30-1:30pm. Free; registration required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 S Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7068.

A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets This diverse collection is about the joy, journey and mystery of life; it includes travel tales in exotic locales, artists and philosophers in crisis and ecstasy, the highs and lows of romance, and the importance of wild places within and without and more. Written by Noah Lederman. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

David Bromberg Quintet David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Thursday, May 11 Fete Des Fleurs—Plant Sale 2017 Preview Cocktail Party Gain premier access to the choicest blooms while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden. Guests will be able to purchase any of the spectacular selections available before the sale is open to the public. Garden novelties and gifts will also be for sale at the Cottage Garden pop-up shop. From 6-8pm. Van Vleck House & gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. For info or tickets 973-744-4752 x2 or

Violinst Jennifer Koh “combines a questing spirit with tonal refinement and a kind of fearless virtuosity” (San Jose Mercury News). She’s sure to shine under the baton of Xian Zhang in Sibelius’ lofty yet visceral concerto. 1:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

West Caldwell Carnival Featuring food, games and rides. Runs through May 14. Henderson Drive Soccer Field, West Caldwell.

Mother’s Day “Shopping Madness” Variety of vendors, Mother’s Day gifts, teacher gifts, jewelry, judaica, pparel for all, decorator selection and much more. Also May 12, 9am-3pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3468. gkaplan@

Annual Herb Sale Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and much, much more. Offered is a selection of heirloom vegetables in addition to herbs. Runs through May 13. Hours: Thurs 9am-8 pm; Fri 9am-5 pm; Sat 9am-3 pm. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Friday, May 12 Van Vleck House & Gardens Plant Sale Garden enthusiasts can conveniently find the finest local plant selections, featuring edible plants and baskets. Garden novelties and gifts will also be for sale courtesy of Garden Cottage. Rain or shine. 9am-4pm. Also May 13, 9am-4pm. May 14, 10am-3pm. May 15, 10am-3pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.


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Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece. 8pm, May 13, 8pm, May 14, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Bloom Room Gift Shop & Iris Plant Sale The Bloom Room Gift Shop features an exciting mix of affordable home and garden accents. Potted and bare root irises from our collection are available for purchase. Visitors also may reserve summer grab bags. Through May 14. 10am-3pm. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-783-5974.

After Valerie’s father passed away, she felt compelled to share his strength, pride and love of the old neighborhood by writing Look Back Move Forward, a work of historical fiction that transports two boys from the suburbs back to Newark in 1939. 6pm. Roseland brary, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

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Creating Magnificent Landscapes Across the State From design to construction, Picture Perfect Landscapes has you covered By Jessica Schiffenhaus, photo by Dan Epstein Craig Slaaen at Parkway Lofts in Bloomfield, one of his projects


ooking for expert landscape design, meticulous attention to detail and super friendly service? Craig Slaaen and his company, Picture Perfect Landscapes, can provide all of that and more. Before starting Picture Perfect Landscapes in 1993, Slaaen majored in landscape design and architecture and became a certified horticulturist. His passion, has cultivated for years. “I’ve been in the landscape industry since I was a kid,” he admits. Picture Perfect Landscapes offers a full range of landscaping services from landscape design to construction, installation and maintenance. The one-stop shop has top-notch resources including computerized landscape design imaging and an inhouse licensed landscape architect. The company services both commercial and residential markets throughout northern and central New Jersey. In addition, its sister company, CTS group, provides outdoor facility maintenance for commercial properties. The company performs other services, including landscape lighting, snow removal, irrigation, hardscaping and even outdoor living spaces. “In June, it’s not too late for planting. However, the summertime is also a good time to do hardscaping. We can even design an outdoor living environment for you from start to finish— everything from the patio to installing appliances and furniture,” said Slaaen, whose company also is a dealer for lawn furniture. “It’s also a great time to get a head start on design plans for post-Labor Day weekend lawn repair, servicing and more.”

Slaaen admits he is a very hands-on owner who is on top of each project, making sure each one exceeds standards—the customer is his first priority. He has this advice on choosing a landscape company. “Choose someone that makes you feel the most comfortable and has your best interest at heart,” said Slaaen. “You need someone willing to spend time with you to go over the project, any and all changes you are looking for and listen to what you want.”

Picture Perfect Landscapes LLC 462 Horseneck Road, Fairfield NJ 973-439-9300

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Pediatric OT & Speech Therapy in a Fun Environment By Cynthia Burns


t can be daunting for parents to learn their child requires occupational or speech therapy. Lillian Dollinger, Director, Metropolitan Speech and Language Center and Dana Blumberg, Director, Positive Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center, understand the concerns parents have and the challenges children face. The Centers are conveniently located next door to each other. The directors share a team approach philosophy. “We create a positive and fun environment,” says Dollinger. In addition to individual therapy, we have Social Skills groups (3-15), “Toddler Talk” mommy and me classes (1½-2½) and our weekly free Baby Classes (6-17 mos). “Our staff communicates with other members of the treatment team including other therapists, psychologists and teachers,” notes Blumberg. Positive Steps offers free monthly parent workshops. In addition to individual therapy, Positive Steps offers a Summer of Sensory weekly camp to stimulate peer interactions and to address sensory processing skills, as well as an ongoing Sensory Socialization Group.

Metropolitan Speech and Language Center and Positive Steps Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center 66 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston Metropolitan Speech: 973-994-4468 | Positive Steps OT: 973-994-4464 |

(L-R) Dana Blumberg, OT SI Certified, director of Positive Steps and Lilli Dallinger, Director of Metropolitan Speech and Language Center


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Four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the 1960s, from The Beatles to the Beach Boys to the Four Seasons and more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

The Weight Perform Featuring former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group. Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. Come and take a load off. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

The College Women’s Club Program Presenting a program entitled” Women and Money” by Jason Eberhardt. Refreshments will be shared and all are welcome. 10:30am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-239-8710.

Princess in Black Tea Party Princesses and Princes are invited to a fancy tea party. Please dress in your fanciest tea party clothes for some lovely party games, fancy snacks, and by the way, we might need to fight some monsters. Registration required. 2:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Lace Up & Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children’s activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. Checkin begins at 10am. Walk begins at 11am. Presented by Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves, Verona. 973-656-9200.

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Vew historic railroad equipment at the Museum. Departures 10am; 11am; Noon and 1pm. During the 30-minute ride to Morristown, and then Central Park, sit back and relax as you learn about the rich history of the train you are on, while your kids enjoy word games with a healthy theme. At the park enjoy events and activities including “Ready-For-Prime-Time Produce” shows at the Central Park gazebo where fruit and veggie characters will enchant your children 10am-3pm. Trains will be returning to the Museum throughout the day, with the last train leaving 3:30 pm. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany.

Drop-In Mother’s Day craft for kids 10am-4pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-226-8636.

Find unique items at the New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop sales. Check out the wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor items. New inventory every week. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm. Thurs, 1pm-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, 973376-4903.

Make and Take Mom Breakfast in Bed Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking breakfast on Mom’s special day. Menu includes: individual quiche, turkey sausage patties, 1 heart mom potatoes, mini muffins, berry jam, herbal iced tea, sliders and cookies for working participants. Ages 8 & up. 1:30-5:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973258-4009.

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This GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter is known for his flawless, emotive, honey-smooth baritone, as well as impeccable phrasing and vocal agility that seamlessly blends R&B with jazz. 7:30pm. & May 14, 7pm. NJPAC, Vivtoria Theater, Newark. 888-466-5722.

Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County. Offered are a wide variety of beautiful plants for your garden including: shade tolerant, deer resistant and pollinators. Tender and hardy perennials, small shrubs and woodies, tomatoes and herbs. Expert advice from Master Gardeners available. Garabaldi Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-2210.


Rising Star Shares Musical Passion In addition to accepting a scholarship award, the winner of the Livingston Symphony’s January 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition performs with this celebrated orchestra at their poignant season finale. 7:30pm. Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.973-980-1809.

Garden Club of Essex Fells 60th Annual Plant Sale Beautiful plants and hanging baskets for sale to transform your garden and patio, as well as Artisans selling gift and food items, a bake sale and raffle. 9am-1pm. 307 Runnymede Rd., Essex Fells. 973-896-2503.

”Buzz Words” Reading Children’s Author Ayana Webb will read her book Buzz Words! ‘Buzz’, a Speech Development storybook about early-occurring sounds, reminds us that children improve best with compassion, understanding and love. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

Meghan Doyle ‘05K & Family Fun Day Mount St. Dominic Academy in Caldwell to Host 3rd Annual MSDA Meghan Doyle ‘05K. Race kicks off at 9:30am and takes place in the neighborhoods surrounding the Mount St. Dominic and Caldwell University campus. The excitement continues beyond the finish line with Family Fun Day with something for everyone, this event will begin with a kids’ fun run and will feature “touch trucks,” a Mother’s Day plant sale, a DJ, and more. Mount St. Dominic, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell.

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Tuesday, May 16

The Essex Water Color Club Spring Members Show

Dark Star Orchestra

Mother’s Day at Presby Treat Mom to a special iris or item from the Bloom Room Gift Shop. Enjoy a free music program. A special luncheon is planned. 11am-3pm. Artist Lisa Palumbo will be available from 1pm -3pm. to sign artwork. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973783-5974.

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates the original song-for-song performance set lists for Deadheads young and old. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Monday, May 15

An Evening with David Crosby & Friends

Jumpstart Your Spring De-Cluttering and Get Things Done! Presented by organizing humorist™ Jamie Novak—Topics will include putting an end to procrastinating, selecting which papers to keep, 3 places we forget to clean, what to toss and how to let go, where to begin, clear clutter, and much more. Sit back, relax and have a fun evening. 1:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Conversational Italian Class Want to communicate with family in Italy? Groups of all levels are forming. Daytime and evening options. Please call or e-mail for scheduling. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby, is heading out on tour. Joining him will be five exceptionally talented musical friends. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-2271030.

Outrageous Seafood Cooking Class Join chef Kathleen Sanderson as she demonstrates cooking delicious fish dishes. Menu includes: roasted mushroom crusted white fish with frizzled shallots and citrus beurre blanc, coconut curry fish stew with jasmine rice, pan fried panko crusted white fish with pickled ginger tartar sauce, cedar plank roasted salmon, salad vinaigrette, lemon cardamom pound cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Signature members of the organization are invited to display one piece of their artwork, providing that it has not previously been in an EWWC show before and it meets all requirements for size and framing. Runs through June 27. Morristown Community Theatre Art Upstairs Gallery, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-0345.

Wednesday, May 17 Green Brook Country Club’s Book Review In “A Gentleman in Moscow” Amor Towles skillfully transports you to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie stars and Russian royalty hobnob, where Bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, where spies spy, thieves thieve and the danger of twentieth century Russia lurks outside its marbled walls. Sumptuous luncheon, greet & meet author, author presentation and questions & answer period. 11am. Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Rd., Caldwell. 973-226-0661.

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Early Evening Movie Ennjoy a showing of the movie “Allied” (Rated R) starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Light refreshments will be served. 5:15pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza,, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Guided Meditation Gathering Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. It yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Join, psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. 8-9pm. Advanced Registration Required Verona location. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

FLEX Ability Workshop Dara Winters, Yoga instructor, health & fitness advocate and inventor of the Flex Foot Harness will offer FLEX Ability: Stretch, Strength, Balance. Beginning with the simple actions of stretching, strengthening and balance, along with breathing & concentration Dara will help participants to work toward positive changes in heAlso May 25, 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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SLUT: The Play, by Katie Cappiello The play follows the journey of a 16-year-old girl who is sexually assaulted by friends during a night out. Through her narrative the audience witnesses the damaging impact of “slut culture” and the importance for victims of sexual assault to be both heard and believed. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Thursday, May 18 Essex Photo Club “Best Images of the Year” Three judges will select the best member images in the categories of nature and pictorial submitted by beginning and advanced photographers. Free. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 7:30pm. 862 202-4701.

The Verona Park Conservancy The Verona Park Conservancy holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday night of the month at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend and learn about the Conservancy, volunteer or give your input. Verona Park Boathouse, Senior Room. (continued on page 40)

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Lacordaire Academy’s Annual Used Book Sale Feed your need to read! Over 30,000 gently used adult and children’s hardcover, paperback, and audio books, sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. Opening day May 18, 4-8pm. May 19, 9am-5pm. May 20, 9am-5pm and May 21, $5-a-bag day, 9am5pm. Free admission. Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-1156 x 27.

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Friday, May 19 Anderson Cooper Speaks The anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, Anderson Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Cooper will make a speech followed by moderated questions about his take on the world, politics and more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation, both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.

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Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. Opening Act: Ben Gallaher. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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A live performance piece inspired by Marina Budhos’ YA novel “Watched” about modern day police surveillance in a Queens, NY Muslim community. Adapted and performed by Theatre 167, a multicultural and multilingual Manhattan-based theatrical group. Some of the actors will discuss their own immigrant experiences following the performance. Free. Open to all Montclair middle, high school or college students. Please register to ensure a seat. or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235.

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Family Garden Party Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs with entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will also be featured. 11am-3pm. Rain date: May 21. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-783-5974.

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There will be a variety of food trucks, along with a DJ, a 50/50 raffle and monster inflatables. The event is fun for the whole family. Admission is $5 to enter or $10 including inflatables. The event is free for children ages 2 and under. The event will be held rain or shine. 12noon-6pm. Community pool parking lot, Gould Avenue, North Caldwell.

New Jersey Ballet: Giselle
 This story of unrequited love, betrayal, madness, revenge and forgiveness is the most famous, revered and enduring of all the Romantic ballets. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973539-8008.

For the 32nd time, the paths of Essex County’s beautiful Verona Park will again be transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery with handcrafted jewelry, clothing, clay, metal, wood, photography, sculpture and artwork to satisfy every taste. Free. Rain or shine. 10am-5pm. Verona Park, corner of Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

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Little Cooks and Storybooks Class Join chef Eileen Maher and enjoy stories and cooking. Menu includes: the bear ate your sandwich, very berry quick jam, cream cheese spreads, pickled carrots and cauliflower, yummy sandwiches, berry bear claws. Ages 3-7. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Outreach services will be available from the Essex County Clerk’s Office at the library. During this time applications for new passports will be accepted and notary oaths will be administered. Please bring in your own photo. No senior cards issued on site. 10:30am-4pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

3rd Annual Caldwell West Caldwell Education Foundation (CWCEF) 5K Fundraiser

Sunday, May 21

Participants in the NJ Track and Field Organization sanctioned run will be entertained by a DJ and be offered light refreshments. 100 percent of profits generated from the CWCEF 5K target programs benefitting all children in the Caldwell West Caldwell school district. The 5K begins at 9am. James Caldwell High School (JCHS), 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell.

In 1965, the Crane House and Historic YWCA was saved from demolition, moved, and restored to tell the story of its earliest occupants. Historic preservation was in its infancy and there were no standards to guide these preservationists. 1-4pm. Shultz House, Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Mayfair Day Mayfair is a family friendly day of fun at Nishuane School.Come enjoy games, carnival style blow-up slides, activities, food, raffles and auction. All proceeds benefit the Nishuane PTA (K-2 elementary school). 11am-4pm. Sponsored by Nishuane School PTA. 32 Cedar Ave, Montclair

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American Theater Group: Staged Reading of A Mind Out Of The Gutter A crotchety senior citizen learns about life and forgiveness from his new neighbor—a precocious 9 year-old. American Theater Group is SOPAC’s theatre company in-residence. Headed by Producing Artistic Director James Vagias, the theatre company presents staged readings of new work in the SOPAC Loft and will produce fully-staged productions on the SOPAC mainstage beginning next season. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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“Will Likely Endeavor to Pass for a Free Man:” Runaway Slave Ads Discussion Dr. James Amemasor, Research Specialist at the New Jersey Historical Society, has undertaken a research project that uses fugitive slave ads to document slavery in New Jersey in the period from the Treaty of Paris (1783) until the official end of the United States’ involvement in the TransAtlantic slave trade (1808). 2pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

PanPastels Demonstration Karen Israel will demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be achieved with PanPastel. After a one hour lecture/ demo, attendees will be able to experiment with PanPastel Colors with Karen. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Mall, 495 Prospect ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks King of Comedy Mel Brooks returns to NJPAC accompanied by his Young Frankenstein for a full-length showing on the big screen and lots of laughs. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Goodness and love turn an ugly beast into a handsome prince in Beauty and the Beast, set to the music of Ravel. A plucky boy saves his animal friends from a wicked wolf in the Russian folk tale Peter and the Wolf, featuring the witty Prokofiev score. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Youth Orchestras of Essex County is the longest running youth orchestra in New Jersey, providing a diverse group of musically talented young people the opportunity to participate in an affordable, high level orchestral experience and cultivate a lifelong love of music. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock. 5pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.





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Jim Lauderdale Performs What better way to celebrate Spring than with 9 holes of mini-golf. Enjoy ‘MiniGolf Day in the Library,’ rain or shine. Kids, teens, and their families are welcome. Under age 7 with adult. 2-4pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.



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HUGE Rummage Sale Housewares, clothing & shoes, electronics, small appliances, videos, books & pictures. All of it must go. 9am-2pm. Also May 22, 9-11am & 3-6pm. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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TV/Acting, make-up, hip-hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July22nd. Final shows in NJ & NYC. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt: 973-868-6529.

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Wednesday, May 24 How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps— Educational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLPs some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of longterm care. 5:30-7:30pm. Milvidskiy Willis LL, 157, NJ-10, Whippany. Call 973-870-0075 to reserve your seat.

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation 2017 Gala Celebrating JCC Metrowest and honoring Judith Lieberman. The JCC continues to play a vital role in the community, and 2017 marks two special anniversaries. 50 years on the West Orange building and 140 years since the founding of the agency. An elaborate cocktail hour will be served, with entertainment by renowned cellist Amit Peled. 6:15pm. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Vegan Burgers and Sides Cooking Class Hearts of Hope is a pay-it-forward program in which people paint clay hearts and send or deliver them to people and places in need of hope and healing. Sponsored by The Santiago Abut Foundation, inloving memory of Santi Abut. 6-8pm. Calandra’s Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwel l. www.ourhear

Join chef Eileen Mallor and participate in cooking spicy southwestern burgers, chickpea and quinoa burgers, mushroom and walnut burgers, cole slaw, sweet potato fries. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Healing Trauma Workshop Young Scientist Class For kids 5 and under: learn all about the ocean. 2pm. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP: 973-2268636.

Sensory Shenanigans Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4pm for Sensory Shenanigans. This month, you”ll be exploring textures. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Tour their beautiful campus and maintenance-free homes. Space is limited. 1:30-3:30pm. Erickson Living Cedar Crest, 1 Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains. To RSVP call 800-915-9557.

If you’ve experienced an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you may have been traumatized. Join Psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman, while she guides you through a healing meditation to help alleviate your psychological pain, gain support and feel safe again. 8-9pm. Advance Registration is Required. Verona venue. 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Thursday, May 25 Passport to Flavor: Frozen Treats This month, celebrate the warm weather with some fun frozen treats and toppings. You’ll be making some to take home, and some to eat together. Registration required. Ages 12 & up. 4:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext.


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Hispanic Youth Showcase

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Free‑to‑the‑public show. Fine art, sculpture, photography, en plein air artists, and fine art crafts. Browse and purchase your favorite‑works‑of art. 10am-5pm. Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Artists at Work: Open House & Fine Art Sale

See the stars of tomorrow shine in this unique, multidisciplinary showcase featuring many of New Jersey’s finest young Hispanic dancers, musicians and singers. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

While visiting a variety of different art studios, you will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Also June 4, 11am-5pm. Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston. 973-268-3500.

Monday, June 5 CASA for Children of Essex County Golf Outing

Wednesday, May 31 Bravo Alliance Concert “Springtime in Paris.” Performing will be music director David Maiullo along with sopranos Madeline Warren, Alicia Vitale and baritone Donald Boos. 7:30pm. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair.

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NJ Spine & Joint Offers Revolutionary Cold Laser Treatments

Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing with No Side Effects By Martta Kelly, photos by Dan Epstein


hether it is a nagging backache that won’t go away or a recent knee injury from an impromptu basketball game, the office of Dr. Glenn Sorrentino of NJ Spine & Joint in Cedar Grove offers expertise and experience in helping patients become—and stay—pain free. He answered some questions about his practice:

Who is your typical patient? We treat all ages, from children to teenagers to senior citizens. No matter what your age, our aim is to correct your problem, get rid of your pain, and get you back to living your life.

You mentioned cold laser therapy. What is special about it? Sorrentino: It’s the most advanced technology today that reduces pain, speeds healing, and has no side effects. It is used widely by many major sports teams, including the Giants, the New Jersey Devils, and all the big-time college athletes. Not many practices offer this technology or are properly trained in using it.

How does it work? The cold laser reduces pain and inflammation while accelerating healing, encouraging cell growth, stimulating nerve function, and reducing scar tissue. It also works quickly. We get athletes back in the game much faster than typical therapy can. What else sets you apart? We don’t just treat body parts, we treat the whole person. We are very big on biomechanics and balance. Often, pain in one area is caused by imbalances or weakness in other areas. For example, knee pain can be caused by the hips being out of alignment. Also, we are diversified, meaning that we offer chiropractic, medical massage, and physical therapy, as well as medical care and nutrition. Having a combination of specialties helps us meet our patients’ needs more effectively. We’re a one-stop shop.

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efore you slather on the sunscreen, soak up about 10 minutes of sun. Shocked? That’s the advice from many doctors, who say that lack of pure sunshine may be the prime reason that so many of us don’t get enough Vitamin D. The number of people lacking this vitamin has doubled in the past decade. And the “sunshine” vitamin helps us absorb calcium, along with its many other health benefits. Why are so many more people lacking in Vitamin D? Experts say it’s because we spend more time indoors, and then spritz on loads of sunscreen before stepping out, in a wise move to ward off skin cancer and wrinkles. Sunscreen is vital, especially in the summer. But 10-15 minutes of sun isn’t likely to give you anything but a jolt of unadulterated joy—and plenty of Vitamin D. Just avoid the tanning salon and the hours of 10am-2pm, when the sun is strongest. Can’t take the sun? Enjoy foods high in Vitamin D, such as fatty fish and fortified milk, or pop an over-the-counter supplement.

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Spiralizing Vegetables More Than a Flash in the Pan Frozen Alternatives


or fans of ice cream, ice pops and other frozen treats, frozen fresh fruit can be a delicious and healthy alternative. Love banana spits? A frozen banana is a great stand-in—after peeling, store in a plastic bag or wrapped in plastic wrap. Have a penchant for snacking? Leave a bowl of grapes in the freezer for a quick bite. Citrus fruits, such as oranges and clementines, are also refreshing when frozen—a perfect substitute for the classic orange Popsicle. Even lemons can be frozen and used for flavoring cold drinks.


veryone knows that vegetables are good for weight management, yet eating enough of them every day can be difficult. Boiling and roasting them becomes mundane. Now, carrots, turnips, beetroots, cucumbers and zucchinis are being “spiralized” into pasta-like forms using julienne peelers and spiralizing machines, so sneaking them into a daily diet has never been easier. The idea behind spiralizing is to chop a vegetable as little as possible in order to keep its nutritional value intact. Spiralized vegetables have a similar texture and consistency as regular pasta and noodles. Using this method, tastebuds think they are indulging in the carb-laden original, while the waistline shows differently. Spiralized vegetables and fruits are helpful not only to regulate blood sugar levels but also for those who have autoimmune diseases, such as Celiac’s. Those who subscribe to a gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or Paleo lifestyle likewise will enjoy this exciting food trend.


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Relax & Relieve Stress Through Reflexology


eflexology is becoming an increasingly popular holistic health practice, as individuals are turning to it because of its many benefits. Renea of A Tranquil Journey in Little Falls refers to reflexology as an art and a science. “The science is the intensive study, knowledge and devotion to all the techniques I has developed; while the artistic part is the dedication and caring for each client,” she states.

When asked what exactly is reflexology, she responded: “The technique involves applying pressure to the feet and hands in order to produce changes in pain. The theory is that certain points in our feet and hands are connected energetically to our organs and body parts. By applying pressure, energy blockages are removed, promoting health.” According to reflexologists, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress. A typical reflexology session lasts 30 to 60 minutes. “During a session you will experience a serene, tranquil setting, while lying back in a comfortable recliner and relaxing to calming music,” states Renea. Each session is customized using information about your health and lifestyle to benefit the clients’ specific needs.

Reflexology’s whole-body benefits make it the perfect therapy to try. • It can reduce tension and increases relaxation. • It can revitalize your body and increase energy. • It returns your body to a state of balance and controls pain. • It treats the whole body: head, neck, ears, back, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet. • It helps relieve symptoms caused by: arthritis & osteopathic problems, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, back problems, sciatica, cancer, diabetes, digestion, menopause and more.

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Taking Care of the Skin You’re In Clean, Exfoliate, Moisturize and More Soon you’ll be shedding your bulky winter wardrobe for t-shirts, tanks and shorts, exposing your body’s largest organ—your skin. While protecting it from the sun is especially critical during the warmer months, keeping it healthy all year long is just as important. Here we give you the low-down on cleansers, scrubs, facials and more from the tried-and-true to what’s new.


ost of us use bar soaps, many of which contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which tends to strip away moisture and dry out the skin. For supple skin, try cleansers that contain such ingredients as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and plant-based oils, which help to retain the skin’s natural oils, hold onto water or provide much-needed moisture. Removing dead skin cells through body polishing—or exfoliation—also promotes healthy skin by allowing the growth of new skin cells for a clearer, smoother look. Exfoliate once or twice a week with hydrating, alcohol-free products that contain glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid (the last also can help prevent breakouts). You can use facial cleansing brushes or at-home microdermabrasion cleansing systems as well. When it comes to moisturizing, many creams and lotions are multi-purposed, with elements like shea butter, dimethicone, alpha hydroxy acids and broad-spectrum sunscreens that lock in moisture and prevent dryness, while sloughing off dead skin cells and protecting against UVA and UBA rays. Still, with all the products available these days, many tried-and-true skin care options remain. Among them are petroleum jelly (commonly known as Vaseline) and aloe vera. Petroleum jelly is oil-based and can serve as a daily moisturizer or as a lubricant to soothe dry skin. Aloe vera also benefits dry skin, but goes further to help heal rashes, burns, insect bites and superficial wounds, and may even offer antiaging properties that stimulate collagen and lighten dark spots.


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Our experience and enthusiastic dental team is thrilled to welcome you to our practice, and we thank you for selecting us as your dental professionals! Robert Bagoff, DMD and Ilan Gamburg, DMD provide comprehensive dental care services including teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, Invisalign® and emergency dentist care. You will also find treatments for toothache, crown, and gum disease at Bagoff Gamburg Dental Arts. Our goal is to offer full-service dentistry for individuals and families in West Orange, Essex county and surrounding towns.

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HEALTH Profile Dr. Janet Neigel

Dr. Janet Neigel Discusses Eyelid Surgery to Improve Eye Appearance or Functional Problems

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, remains one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States for both men and women, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, with nearly 170,000 surgeries performed in 2015.

By Martta Kelly, Photo by Dan Epstein


hile most people consider eyelid surgery solely for cosmetic reasons, such as eliminating loose or sagging skin or under eye puffiness, many patients seek eyelid surgery for practical reasons. “I typically see two types of patients for eyelid surgery,” said Dr. Janet Neigel, an ophthalmologist specializing in oculofacial surgery for more than 30 years. “There are patients who want a fresh and more rested, youthful appearance. But I also treat patients who have droopy eyelids that touch their lashes and therefore, interfere with their vision.” In private practice since 1986, Neigel Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery relocated to Florham Park in 2014. The new location also offers the convenience for same day surgery with Eltra Surgical Center at 254 Columbia Turnpike. Eyelid surgery, she explained, is an outpatient procedure. Patients are usually in surgery for 2 to 3 hours and are resting comfortably at home a few hours later. The recovery time


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following blepharoplasty is fairly short, she added. “There is some bruising and swelling the day after but it disappears quickly,” Dr. Neigel said. “By a week to ten days later, most of the swelling is gone.” Patients can usually return to work after the sutures are removed, typically in 7 to 10 days, she said. For those patients who still have residual bruising, concealer may be needed for a short time. The cost of eyelid surgery varies, depending on the type and complexity of the procedure, Dr. Neigel explained. Fees can range from $3,000 to $6,000, not including costs for anesthesia and the facility. “If a patient’s vision is impaired, most insurance carriers will cover the cost of the upper eyelid surgery,” she said, adding that vision impairment is documented with a visual field test exam and photographs.

The Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 254 Columbia Turnpike, Ste. 200, Florham Park 973-410-1100 |

The future of health care is here.

Introducing a cutting-edge addition to the Clara Maass Medical Center. It starts with a brand-new entrance and spacious lobby in a hospital that’s dynamic, modern and comprehensive, while also providing compassion, comfort and a place to heal. Our vision for the future of health continues with a patient-centered concierge designed to create a care journey focused on quality and convenience, a new, state-of-the-art ICU, featuring 32 private rooms, an Intensivist program offering advanced care for those who are critically ill, and an enhanced physician office space to increase ease of access for patients. We’ve also added an on-site pharmacy, and have plans to expand both adult and pediatric Emergency Services for optimal space. All in all, Clara Maass Medical Center stands at the forefront of medicine. And just as importantly, it’s here for you, meeting the growing needs of our community.

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

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This hands-on team offers Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Techniques to help with a range of issues from neck and back pain to ADHD and chronic degenerative problems.

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Whether looking for pain relief or an overall wellness plan, your path for better health begins at Fairfield Wellness & Physical Therapy. Through physical/hand therapy, chiropractic/ orthopedic care, acupuncture, nutrition and massage therapy, the team of professionals is dedicated to the healing of mind, body and soul. While creating customized healthcare plans unique to every patients’ needs, the team encourages a lighthearted environment where laughter is ultimately the best medicine.

Fairfield Wellness & Physical Therapy 25 Greenbrook Road, Fairfield | 973-403-9911

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

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Children’s Fitness & Safety. Goldfish Swim School Livingston provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance learning, fun and safety with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), and a shiver-free 90º pool. Also offering weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Call or visit our website to pre-register for lessons. Opening late summer 2017.

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

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

Dr. Andrea Buccino 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 |

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NJ Spine & Joint

Day Spa.

Committed to providing you with the very best and most up-to-date Allergy and Immunology therapy available. We provide this care in a timely manner and guarantee a same day appointment if necessary.


NJ Spine & Joint provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare available today. Premier treatments such as cold laser therapy significantly reduce pain and accelerate healing. The expert team at the multi-specialty practice also provides chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, pain management and medical care. If you have any pain, call for a free consultation.

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A full service spa offering a variety of massages, manicures, facials, detoxification treatments and other services meant to make their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered. The tranquil and serene atmosphere aids in client’s relaxation.

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

Dentist. At Advanced Smiles, your oral health, comfort, and smile are top priorities. They provide patients with the finest quality of care. Their passion is creating the attractive, confident and beautiful smile you were meant to have. Their goal is to create a custom oral care plan that fits your individual needs.

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

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


Bagoff Gamburg Dental Arts

Finally… a better way (and place) to get in shape. Koko FitClub. Koko is the perfect fusion of advanced technology and world class personal training. Men and women everywhere are enjoying the ease and simplicity of getting in shape at Koko FitClub. They are seeing amazing, quantified results like never before, without turning their lives upside down to do it.

405 Northfield Ave, Suite 202, West Orange 862-354-8185 |

Koko FitClub of West Caldwell

Dr. Joseph M. DalBon and his team provide high tech, laser, cosmetic and family dentistry in a relaxed, state-of-the-art atmosphere. Their dental practice stands above traditional dental practices by providing the most advanced dental procedures in a comfortable, family friendly office.

New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Joseph DalBon 1019 Bloomfield Ave, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424

Broadway Square Shopping Center, 771 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell |

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

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

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

Dr. Paul Feldman 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-0500 |

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

Roseland Eye Care 178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland | 973-228-2424

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

Legacy Family Dental of NJ 184 Pompton Ave, Verona | 862-881-4251

NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for saving and enhancing lives through the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue.

NJ Sharing Network 691 Central Ave, New Providence | 908-516-5400

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

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS 45 Smull Ave, Caldwell 973-521-7610

The 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 practice includes highly trained orthopedic doctors and surgeons specializing in spine, hip, knee, neck & shoulders, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist as well as sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement, and physical therapy.

North Jersey Orthopaedic Group 799 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 111, Verona | 973-6896266 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn | 973-232-5034 246 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-689-6266

The Silverstrom Group

SlowBurn’s certified personal trainers specialize in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method so potent that you will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance without traditional aerobics or stretching. They guarantee it.

580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990

SlowBurn Personal Training Studios 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

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Physical Therapy.

Retirement Community.

At Optimum Recovery Rehab, they appreciate the vitality and quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. They understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so they will do their best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.

Northern New Jersey’s Premier Retirement Community. Situated on 130 wooded acres, Cedar Crest is a continuing care retirement community for seniors 62-plus, located in northern Morris County. Enjoy independent living and on-site continuing care with a wealth of amenities and services.

Optimum Recovery Rehab

Cedar Crest Retirement Community

743 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-669-8300 |

Erickson Living | 1-800-416-8243

Plastic Surgeon. The Neigel Center is the premiere, anti-aging and cosmetic practice for rejuvenation of the face and body. Specializing in facial surgery, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, laser procedures and advanced medical spa treatments. The Neigel Center is recognized for their expertise in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery. Now Offering Silhouette InstaLift

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

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

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200, Florham Park | 973-410-1100

Dr. Barry DiBernardo, Dr. Harry Haramis, and Dr. Maria Del Vecchio at New Jersey Plastic Surgery provide quality care with the best possible results. They specialize in anti-aging treatments. The center has been the premier plastic surgery practice in the greater Essex County area for the past 20 years.

New Jersey Plastic Surgery

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

The Vein Institute of New Jersey at the Cardiovascular Care Group Clifton, Landing, Livingston, Morristown, Princeton, Rockaway, Shrewsbury and Westfield | 973-291-1987 |

29 Park Street, Montclair

At the Plastic Surgery Group, the talented board-certified plastic surgeons—Drs. Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza and Barry S. Citron—offer breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation plastic surgery to help their patients look and feel their best.


The Plastic Surgery Group

Hair removal and waxing services for men and women. Let them pamper you with hair wax services like Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face, full body waxing, and more. Guests can enhance their waxing experience with European Wax Center’s signature line of skin and beauty products and the convenience of online booking.

37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933

European Wax Center 133 S Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-992-3400

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

Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC Scott A. Spiro, MD 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510, West Orange | 973-736-5907

Reflexology. Creating wellness by using Reflexology techniques on all parts of the body—feet, hands, head, neck, back, shoulders, arms and legs. A Tranquil Journey offers relaxation, balancing and strenghening experiences through reflexology, which is an art and a science.

A Tranquil Journey 155 E Main Street, Little Falls | 973-812-7916

Wellness. A holistic approach to fitness and your well being. Yoga, Pilates, Zumba & Kickboxing. In addition to personal and small group training, Embracing Fitness offers informative health and wellness workshops. Call to set up a complimentary phone consult.

Embracing Fitness 155 East Main Street, Little Falls | 973-477-2448

Women’s Services. Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a resource for all women and children providing low cost or no cost services. The professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, legal guidance, career services, and self-empowerment programs are available.

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


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WHY WE OPENED KOKO FITCLUB. Navigating fitness can feel hopeless. Too many of us have joined traditional gyms only to quit due to poor results and zero support. That’s why we are thrilled to bring Koko FitClub to West Caldwell. We wanted a better way for busy men and women in our community to get fit, look great and live the healthy, happier lives we all deserve, without spending hours a day in the gym. At Koko, you get everything you need to succeed. Whether you prefer to work out independently through our patented digital coaching system, or want the expertise and motivation of a certified fitness professional at every visit, Koko has the perfect training methodology built precisely for you. Our patented Koko Smartraining™ System delivers an individualized coaching experience during every strength, cardio and functional training workout. Whether clients choose to work out independently with the guidance of Koko’s digital coaching technology, or work 1:1 with a caring, Koko-certified FitCoach, clients enjoy coaching every step of the way for ultimate results. Come see what makes Koko FitClub different. Enjoy 30 days of individualized coaching for just $30. No risk. No obligation. No gym scene. Just life-changing results!

COMING IN JUNE 2017! Koko FitClub, the Alternative to Mainstream Fitness Individualized Coaching | Advanced Technology | Life-Changing Results

Koko FitClub of West Caldwell 771 Bloomfield Ave. | West Caldwell, NJ 973-768-1097 |

DEDICATED TO CHANGING LIVES. Take your first step towards a healthier, stronger, fitter YOU this year. Try Koko FitClub for 30 days for just $30. Come work with our coaches, meet our members, and see what makes the Koko so special. There is no obligation. If you don’t love Koko in 30 days, we haven’t earned your business.

30 DAYS $ 30

Cooking Essentials A Peek Inside a Professional Chef’s Kitchen (BPT)


rom spices and oils to gadgets and gizmos, it seems like there are always new, trendy items that you should add to your kitchen. Trying to separate the handy from the hype, however, can be a timeconsuming and expensive process. Professional chefs know not everything is worthy of space in their kitchens, but it’s not always easy for home cooks to figure out what they need and what they don’t. That’s why Devin Alexander, New York Times Bestselling Author and professional chef, gives a peek inside her kitchen. Find out what’s really worth your while, as she shares the top items she uses, as well as recommends to her clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chef Alexander’s top kitchen must-have’s include:

Reusable oil sprayer: An oil sprayer allows you

to cook with fats in a healthful and efficient way. You can fill the sprayer with your choice of oil—from olive to canola to whatever suits your current taste preference and cooking needs.

Kitchen scale: You don’t have to weigh everything,

but a countertop scale is a handy tool that can help you sustain your healthy eating goals. It’s great for measuring portions of lean meats, seafood and cheeses, so you can stay in check while whipping up recipes or prepping snacks.

Truvia Nectar: “My favorite liquid sweetener is blended with stevia leaf extract and honey, and has 50 percent fewer calories than sugar,” says Alexander. “It’s twice as sweet so you only need half as much when you’re adding it to tea or drizzling it on yogurt. I also love to use Truvia Nectar in salad dressings, marinades and cocktails.” Learn more at

Oatmeal: Oatmeal isn’t just a morning food, but a healthy

way to add texture to recipes. Use it in meatballs and baked goods for a tasty, whole-grain boost.


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Cinnamon: Cinnamon is an extremely versatile pantry

essential. Sprinkle the spice here and there to liven up your favorite beverages and recipes without too many added calories.

Cocoa powder: “I’m a huge chocolate lover! Using 100

percent cocoa powder, which has minimal calories and some fiber to boot, is a great way to get your chocolate fix while staying fit,” Alexander says “You can add it to oatmeal and sauces, but the possibilities are endless.”

Instant coffee: Did you know instant coffee can be used for more than just your morning jump-start? It’s a quick and easy way to give your protein shakes a java-flavored makeover. Stocking your home kitchen with the right items is essential for achieving your healthy eating goals.

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Restaurant GUIDE CALDWELL il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

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

OCHA Restaurant 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-8856 OCHA Restaurant has reopened after a month of expansion and remodeling. Come in and enjoy the food in a relaxed and modern space. Now providing new dishes including California Uni, Baby Yellowtail, Kobe Beef, Pad Thai and much more.

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine

La Pastaria It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

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

On & Off Premise Catering Graduation Parties • Rehearsal Dinners • Weddings • Showers Baptisms • Family Gatherings

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

Flying Meatballs

and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.

Rare, The Steakhouse

LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls

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

FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a 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

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

440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 Serving award winning steaks cooked to customers’ liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN (continued on page 64)

Celebrating 33 Years! Mother’s Day Reservations Available



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

GOLD PRIZE Best Full Service Restaurant FINE DINING

SILVER PRIZE Best Italian Restaurant |





An incomparable dining experience for those whose standard is excellence.

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Thavma Mediterranean Grill


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 menu’s and lunch specials daily. Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Boon Thai Kitchen

The Spot

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

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

Strip House

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

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

Tiny Elephant

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

Saveur Creole 131 Grove Street, Montclair | 973-744-3506 A Haitian eatery serving classic Creole home cooked favorites.

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,

Spice II

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

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

399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-2110 Spice II Cuisine offers a little bit of Thailand right in the



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Celebrate Spring with Us!



3 Years in a Row!


With this coupon only. Limit 1 per visit. May not be combined with any other offer. Exp. 5/31/17.

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Visit Our New Location in Wyckoff!

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


• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • Gluten Free Dishes Offered



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

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

Order Online at:

199 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair | 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Seven-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

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

WEST ORANGE The Essex House 525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange | 973-731-2222 Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO (continued on page 66)

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Restaurant GUIDE (continued from page 65)

Highlawn Pavilion


Mon, May 1-Sun, May 7 Including: Chicken Quesadillas, Taco Salad, Super Burrito, The Mayan Burger & More!

View our complete Cinco Menu on our Facebook Events page


Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange | 973-731-3463 Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional Frenchinfused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

The Manor

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • (973) 226-9812

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Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta 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,

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

2012 & 2013

Reserve Now! Mother’s Day Brunch

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013

9am-1pm • Special Menu

NJ Monthly Magazine


BEST STEAK – Gold Best of Essex 2010, Silver Best of Essex 2011, 2013 & 2014


Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards


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

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

Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Now Offering On Site Dining

Italian Market

Imported Italian Specialty Items

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

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

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

Full Service Restaurant & Bar On Premise Parties & Catering Live Music 6 Days a Week

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

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

20% OFF

Food only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on holidays.

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


Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!


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

Home of the Handmade Bagel

We’re So Much More than Bagels!

10% OFF


Must present this coupon. Expires May 31, 2017.

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

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Happy Mother’s Day!

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

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

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The Best of Essex RESOURCE DIRECTORY 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.

Park Street Auto 18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

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

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

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.

Essex Youth Theater

Supreme Energy

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

1-800-832-7090 |

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

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

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

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

Garden Center.

Interior Design.

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.

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

Brookside Garden Center & Florist

British Home Emporium

551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

91 Main Street Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303

Home Cleaning. 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.

European Touch Cleaners, LLC 973-736-1935 |


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.

Suburban Essex

May 2017

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

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.

Pet Day Care/Boarding.

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

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

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

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

Restaurant. Anthony Marra’s Restaurant offers a variety of old school italian dishes in a comfortable and modern setting. Available for private parties up to 80 people with your very own custom menu. Off premise catering is also available.

Anthony Marra’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

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

18 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-8911 | It’s all about “La Famiglia!”– classic homestyle Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch, dinner & takeout. This cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. On & off premise catering available.

La Pastaria

551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit | 908-522-9088


Specialized Home Services.

“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 |

Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time.

Montclair Handyman Montclair | 973-746-1002

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Proactive Planning… ELIMINATES Reactive Solutions

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Providing Accounting, Auditing, Tax and Planning & Management Services for Businesses, Individuals and Families

Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel, LLC 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004 | 973-808-9500 | May 2017 69

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Above the Strings And then, when you think you have learned everything… “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

Barry Farber

—John Wooden (1910–2010) UCLA Basketball Coach


he most successful people in every field know they can never fully master their craft; there is always something new to learn. There is never a time when you can say, “Ah, now I know everything about this subject.” One man who is a perfect example of continuous learning was former master violin maker Richard Menzel. He spent more than 30 years as an engineer at the Lockheed Corporation. yet he always made time for his love of music. When he left Lockheed to open his shop, he continued his quest for knowledge. Menzel used the standard tools of his trade, but often invented new tools to study areas of violin engineering no one else had explored. He created an instrument to measure the angle of your arm when you’re moving the bow from string to string so that you can gauge and improve your form. He also invented a machine to study the properties of horsehair used in making bows, asking, “How much pressure does

it take to break this hair? How much does it stretch? How much does it expand over time? Nobody knows, but I want to find out.” I remember once being challenged to see if I could learn to play the violin in 30 days. The violin Is known for being one of the most unforgiving instruments to learn. After seeking advice from Menzel, he advised me to take the violin home and for 15 minutes each day, take the bow and put it a quarter inch above the string going back-and-forth from one end of the horsehair to the other very slowly, ensuring to keep the space between the bow hair and the string a quarter inch in

distance apart at all time. By doing this exercise, I realized I was training my hand, arm and muscles to move in a specific way. Then when I played the violin string with the bow, the tone and quality was much superior than before. Performing this tedious exercise helped me enjoy playing the violin a lot more. Menzel taught me a valuable lesson about the fundamentals of learning and how important they are to creating a strong foundation in music, sports, business or any endeavor. He taught me that successful people do the things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.

“One who is careless in small things is careless in all and will never accomplish great things.” —Jirokichi Yamada (1863-1931), Master Swordsman

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


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Suburban Essex

May 2017

“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the variety of services available, and the important role and impact that Essex County has on the community and our quality of life. Having our Open House at Turtle Back Zoo enables us to showecase the many exciting exhibits and attractions that have made our Zoo a destination attraction. I look forward to seeing you at our 15th Annual Open House.”  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite you to attend the


15th Annual Essex County Open House

Saturday, June 3rd 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ For information, call 973-621-4400 • Enjoy Games and Family Friendly Activities • Learn about Essex County Programs & Services • Treetop Adventure (fees apply) • Paddle Boating (fees apply) • Ride the Carousel ($2 per ride) • Play on our miniGOLF Safari ($8 children/$10 adults) • Ride the Ponies ($2 per ride) • Travel through the woods on our Miniature Train (Free) • Walk through the Outback Adventure and Aviary ($2 per feedstick – weather permitting) • Visit our Natural Habitat Exhibits featuring Lions, Hyenas, Giraffes, Sea Lions, Sharks, Jaguars, Komodo Dragon, Gibbons Apes, Jaguars, Black Bears, Penguins, Otters, Alligators, Eagles, Cougars, Condors, Giant Anteaters and the Reptile House

Putting Essex County First Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

The World’s Best Mom Deserves the World’s Best Smile! At Advanced Smiles we know that every smile is precious. That’s why we take such good care of our patients. Here’s what a few of our patients have to say:

Dr. Moheb and staff treat me like family. I trust them and that’s important for me to feel happy with the services provided. —Patricia C., Verona, NJ

As always, my experience was great! Dr. Moheb and her staff, always make me feel comfortable by taking the time to explain what they are doing step by step. The place is always clean and her technology is the best I have seen yet. My children never mind going to the dentist because they feel at ease with the excellent staff. I would highly recommend Dr Moheb to anyone. —Jennifer C., Verona, NJ

Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102 • Verona Find us on Facebook • 973-857-7799

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