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On The Spot

What Is Your Favorite Thing to Bring to a Picnic or BBQ?

MAY 2018

VOL. 26 NO. 4

David J. Black


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By Warren Westura


Nancy Carin

A craft beer. Maybe like a six pack or depending how big the party is a twelve pack. Something that people have not tried yet.


BBQ Chicken. It’s good! —Patrick Murphy, West Orange

—Alex Grippo, Montclair


Cynthia Burnes Janis Hashe Tonya Johnson Christine Maxwell Deb Shapiro CONTRIBUTING WRITERS


Yard toys. Lawn toys. Games, things like that. —Amy Ambrosio, West Orange

Ribs because when you BBQ them, they taste good. And they remind me of the Summer! —Jim Pensiero Verona

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Sour, sour pickles because nobody has sour, sour pickles. I love them!

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—Susan Silberner, West Orange

Myself, because I am the life of the party! —George Crum, Bloomfield

Cheese and crackers. I am obsessed with cheese. —Sam Notte, Fairfield


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MAY 2018

On the Spot What Is Your Favorite Thing to Bring to a Picnic or BBQ?

10 Inside Essex News and Happenings Around the Area

13 Calendar of Events—May 2018 23 Essex County Has Another Jewel in the Crown—Studio Montclair 25 Home Pros 25 Champion Waste Removal Makes Clean-Outs Stress-Free 26 The Professors of Plumbing


27 Realize Your Decorating Dreams at Ideal Tile 27 Got Pests? Helps Banish Bugs & Deer 28 Suburban Essex Home Pros Resource Directory

40 Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide 42 Seen In—Meet the Mayors 43 Health & Wellness 43 The Non-Invasive Test Improving Posture for Young Athletes 47 Now Is the Time: Discovery Wellness Center Combats Addictions 48 Noble Endeavors: A Legacy Continues 49 A Hands-on Approach to Healing 50 Offering a Dental Discount Plan for Those Without Dental Insurance 51 Roseanne Did It—So Should You — Why Adding a Stairlift Makes Sense 52 The Importance of Proper Treatment Protocol 54 Making the Right Impression— 3D Solution to Treatment 55 Suburban Essex Health, Wellness & Beauty Resource Directory

57 Dining 57 My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Tour— Time to Learn About Greek Food 60 Restaurant Guide

66 Diamond Minds It’s All About The Relationship 8

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he Montclair Film Festival is back! This year the festival features over 160 films, events, discussions, and parties, with over 150 filmmakers and industry Photo courtesy of Montclair Film guests attending. The festival has grown to become one of the top regional festivals in the United States.

ne of the best ways to celebrate and create lasting memories is through baking delicious treats together. However, those who are intolerant of or allergic to gluten often miss out on these sweet culinary adventures. Bari & Betty’s Gluten Free Baking is here to change that.

The festival takes place at five venues throughout Montclair. Some of the films featured this year are Hearts Beat Loud, A Kid Like Jake, First Reformed and, closing the Festival, the documentary Believer. Scheduled to appear in programs and panel discussions are Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson hosting Ethan Hawke, Rachel Weisz, Nick Offerman, and Jeff Daniels.

Baking has always been a part of Bari and Betty’s family. So when a family member was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, baking became a challenge. This began their quest to create a gluten free treat that everyone can enjoy. After a decade of work, the mother and daughter team has perfected the art of gluten-free pie with their Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix.

Also part of this year’s festival is a performance by McArthur winning Taylor Mac of “A 24 Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)” and a special festival edition of Montclair’s Film’s StorySLAM–Close Encounters of the Worst Kind!

Made with everyday ingredients, their versatile, easy-to-make crust mix produces a delectable golden brown crust that everyone will love–whether or not they have a gluten intolerance. The crust mix can be custom built in your kitchen as a sweet, savory, dairy free, or vegan crust to surround your favorite fillings, and can be made into hand pies, potpies, quiches, tarts, and more.

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Local Dentist Offers Services and New Beginnings for Clients of NCJW


reg Scheier, DDS, of Scheier Dental Group in Millburn, knows that a smile goes a long way. Dr. Scheier and his associate, Samantha Shapiro, DMD, have generously donated their services to help clients from the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women gain their confidence by obtaining dental work that they would otherwise be unable to afford. “I wholeheartedly believe in kindness and giving back to the community and what better way to show that than by getting involved with NCJW/Essex,” said Dr. Scheier. After learning about the life-changing work being done at the Center for Women, including helping women looking for a new job, starting a business or recovering from a loss, they decided to offer their own services. They have provided a variety of dental work for clients including routine dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, root canals, fillings and veneers. As Dr. Scheier looks ahead, he anticipates expanding his pro bono work to continue to help clients of the NCJW/Essex Center for Women. “Our clients who have benefitted from Dr. Scheier’s generosity have brighter smiles and greater confidence, which impacts their ability to obtain jobs,” noted Patty Kremen, Career Services Manager at the NCJW/Essex Center for Women.

Samantha Shapiro, DMD & Greg Scheier, DDS

Correction: In the April issue of Suburban Essex, on page 49, the name of the business, Essex Acupuncture, was misspelled. We regret the error.


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10TH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY, MAY 12 A family fun festival for patrons to enjoy a spectacular lineup of vendors and participants. Shop for last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day, explore an Auto Evolution Show displaying cars from antiques to electric. Learn about rain barrels, composting and vegetable gardening, enjoy fresh local cuisine and live entertainment and performances by local musicians including Glen Ridge’s very own high school jazz band. 973-566-9696.

Calendar of Events M AY 2 0 1 8 Ongoing Native American Collection The collection represents the cultural development of various peoples from the seven major culture areas in the United States--the Northwest Coast, California, the Southwest, the Plains, the Woodlands, the Southeast, and the Arctic. With more than 4,000 objects, the collection has particularly distinguished examples of basketry and jewelry. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet A sweeping geological journey, explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet, complementing the stunning landscape art on view in “The Rockies & The Alps: The Romance of the Mountains” Adults and children ages 9+. Wed , Thurs & Fri, 2 pm; Sat & Sun, 3:30pm (35 minutes). Through June 17. Newark Museum. 973-596-6550. indicates family/child friendly event.

Dynamic Earth: Revealing Nature’s Secrets Peek inside the Earth to its very core. Discover why earthquakes shake. See a volcano “blow its top”. Hungry is as hungry gets when you’re a lion of polar bear. Watch out for those bats and don’t get stung by a bee. Wed-Sun noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Tuesday, May 1 Computer Classes May classes are: Basic EXCEL, and Intro to WORD. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Dorothy’s Community Garden Through financial assistance provided by Partners for Health Foundation and many volunteers including the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Dorothy’s Community Garden has expanded to 12 garden plots plus compost bins, a picnic table and shed this season. Montclair Community Farm staff will also be available for advice this season at the 16 Miller Street farm location between 11 am and 1 pm on May 12 & 16. Dorothy’s Community Garden, 9 Miller St., Montclair. Register at

Temple Sholom Tykes Introduce your child(ren) ages 2-5 to a once a month Jewish experience with song, crafts and snack. One Tuesday a month from 4-5pm. Call for dates or check out the website Free. You do not need to be a member. Bring a friend and enjoy the experience. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. RSVP 973-239-1321.

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Womens Workshops May workshops are: Protecting Assets While Caring for your Aging Parents and/or Special Needs Children, and An Overview of Financial Aid & College Planning. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

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Wednesday, May 2 Book Discussion Author Marion Goldstein visits the library to discuss “Embracing the Sign,” her book about extraordinary experiences by ordinary people following the death of their loved ones, and how everyday objects can be seen as vehicles for sending messages between two worlds. Goldstein is a psychotherapist and has worked as an adjunct professor at Caldwell University, where she taught a course in poetry therapy. 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-2268636.

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In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past. When the Zula Patrollers discover that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash, they must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. Sat & Sun 1:30pm. Through June 17. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Watercolor Workshop/ Mother’s Day Craft Make a watercolor card or small painting for the mother in your life with watercolor artist Margie Samuels. For ages 12 through adult. Registration required Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.


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Join Psychotherapist and Karuna Relaxation Reiki® Teacher, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation during a town sponsored meditation class. Using breath work, Karuna Reiki®, Tibetan chimes, and aromatherapy, learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep, lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. No experience needed. Registration is required. Tues. through May 29, 8 session series, 8-8:45 pm. Verona Community Center -Fireman’s Lounge.

Join us as chocolatier Judith Antelman of Bark and Truffle talks about, everyone’s favorite delicacy and dessert, chocolate. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Thursday, May 3 Four Course Wine Pairing Join the Marble & Moxie team for a four-course pairing with special guest, Veuve Clicquots’ Pierre Casenave and selections from the Veuve Clicquot portfolio. Reservations are limited and will be reserved based on availability. Marble & Moxie, Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. To reserve email or call 973-548-0050.

Fête des Fleurs: Plant Sale Preview Cocktail Party Gain premier access to our plant sale blooms while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden. 5:30-8pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Making Charcoal Art On The Campfire Adults and children 10 years and older will gather sticks of different wood varieties and turn them into charcoal pencils using a container placed on the fire. The sticks char without completely combusting due to the lack of oxygen and make an excellent artist charcoal. Each participant will get to make some free choice art and take some charcoal pencils home. 6-7:30pm. Advance registration required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776.

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Annual Herb Sale

Enjoy a light brunch to support the Salvation Army programs serving the community and learn about houw you can help support the efforts. Guest speakers: Commission James Knaggs, Retired International Leader for The Salvation Army and Sergeant Charles Cunningham, Montclair Police Department. Suggested donation $25. 9-11am. The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair.

Parsley, tricolor sage, rosemary, thyme, lemon verbena, chamomile, cilantro, heirloom tomatoes, edible marigolds, lovage, old world peppers and so much more. 9am-8pm; Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am3pm or until sold out. Montclair Hisatory Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

“Springsteen and His Layered Lyrics” Lecture Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics will be the focus of a slide-lecture with Dr. Prudence Jones, Professor of Classics and Humanities at Montclair State University. She will discuss the way Springsteen’s music has been influenced by the American folk tradition. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-2265441.

Let’s Go Fishing in Essex County! Free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole, bait, bucket and chair. Prizes in various age categories for catching the first and most fish will be awarded at the conclusion of each derby. Registration 5pm. Derby 6pm. Awards 7:45pm.Essex County Grover Cleveland Park Pond, Brookside Ave. and Runnymede Rd., Caldwell/Essex Fells.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., announced that Essex County Kip’s Castle will be opened during the evenings this spring for guided tours. The public is invited to experience the breathtaking views, beautiful grounds and amazing architecture of the 11-acre estate. 7pm. Also May 8 & 10, 7pm. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Montclair. Call for reservations 973-433-7469.

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Migrating flycatchers, thrushes, warblers, vireos and others often “put down” in the greenery of Rifle Camp as dawn approaches and highly developed northeast Jersey looms ahead. Participants will begin at the Rifle Camp Nature Center and walk the wooded trails, looking and listening. Trip takes place on Saturays in May. 8am-Noon. Rifle Camp Park, 387 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park. Register by May 3. 908-396-6386. (continued on page 16)

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Friday, May 4 The Piano Guys

2018 Annual Plant Sale

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Enjoy one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and shop a unique selection of perennials, shrubs and trees. 9am-4pm. Also May 5: 9am-4pm, May 6: 10am-4pm, May 7-May 9: 10am-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Grease Musical Performance

From YouTube stardom to the top of the Billboard charts, The Piano Guys have taken the music world by storm with masterful mash-ups that blend classical with contemporary pop and rock – from Bach and Mussorgsky to hits by Coldplay and Taylor Swift. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

The musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love. Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Runs through May 19. Call for dates and times. Chatham Playhouse, 23 N Passaic Ave., Chatham. 973-635-7363.

Mother’s Day Annual Plant Sale The Dome Rooftop Bar & Lounge An upscale after-hours experience with DJ performance every Friday & Saturday nights spinning the hottest old school & new school dance tracks. Serving cocktails and classic late-night comfort food with premium ingredients and five-star restaurant flair. Doors open at 6pm, DJ 9pm-2am, bar menu 6-10:30pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973731-2360.

Featuring a wide variety of annuals, perennials, ornamentals, shrubs, small trees, tomatoes and herbs.10am-4pm. For all ages. Also May 5, 9am to 3pm. Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners. For more details, call 973-228-2210 Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair.

Artists Who Innovate: A Celebration of New Jersey Choreographers Dance Showcase Exciting performances featuring nine New Jersey award-winning choreographers make up this annual dance showcase. Also May 5, 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Glass Blowing Date Night Treat you and your date to a night to remember. Keep thing steamy by learning to play with 2100 molten glass together. You will each make a special keepsake; a flower, heart or other unique treasure to commemorate the night. 6:30-8:30pm. Morris County School of Glass, 89 Whippany Rd., Morristown, Morris County. Visit to register.



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Anais Mitchell Performs Anaïs Mitchell is a singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Special Guest Robinson & Rohe 8pm. Out Post in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

NY City Slickers: Broadway — Blue Grass Concert An eight-piece, high energy, progressive Bluegrass band who will give a new twist to Broadway favorites. 8pm. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.


Plant Sale Beautiful Plants for pollinators, shade, deer resistance and Mother’s Day Master gardener expert advice. The teaching garden will be open also. Presented by Rutgers, Master Gardeners of Essex County. 10am-4pm. Also May 5th, 9am -3pm. Presbyterian Memorial Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-2282210.

Learn a New Language Start learning a new language or progress to a higher level. Spring/ summer groups now forming. Private, semi-private and small group instruction. Personalized instruction with native-speaker teachers and a conversational approach, The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Ste 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

ABBA The Concert Performance ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performance while playing the most iconic hits from ABBA, including “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Dancing Queen ” and more. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

Saturday, May 5 Breakfast Lions & Hyenas The conservation breakfast series continues with a virtual adventure to Africa, where visitors are sure to have a roaring good time being introduced to the lion pride and hyena clan. Space is limited. Also May 6, 8:3010am. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. www.essexcountynj. org/turtlebackzoo

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Lisa Palombo, award-winning fine artist, opens her working art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original art consisting of impressionistic-style paintings in various sizes and subject matter. She will also be displaying paintings from her popular “Fields of Joy,” “Koi,” “Water Lilies” and “Maritime” series, which all showcase her signature palette and expressive brushstrokes that she has become so well known for. Free with light refreshments and all are welcome. Also May 6, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

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London Symphony Orchestra Performs The London Symphony Orchestra’s current leader, Sir Simon Rattle, brings a program devoted to Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 9 – the composer’s final symphony, and arguably his greatest achievement. 2pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

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“Enjoy a Day at The Races” Fundraiser Come dressed in your Kentucky Derby finest for a chance to claim the prize for best men’s or women’s hat. Event also includes a Kentucky Derby trivia quiz, more prizes, food, and a live stream on the big screen of the 2018 Kentucky Derby. One winning ticket will be drawn for each of the top three horses. Doors open at 5pm for the quiz and hat judging, race begins at 6:30pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636. (continued on page 18)

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ART150, a collective of over 20 artists living and working at the historic landmark building in the heart of downtown Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District (PAD), will hold a public group art exhibition with works produced exclusively by tenant artists of 150 Bay Street. The Bay Street building represents a truly unique aspect of the Jersey City artist community—a collective of artists who work and live in the same space, alongside and in harmony with their residential neighbors. Also May 6, Noon-6pm. 1ART 150, 50 Bay St., Jersey City. 201-795-9200.

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Walk about 2 miles at an easy pace, with some up hills, stopping often to note the signs of new life in the spring. Likely sightings include wild geranium, tulip tree, jack-in-the-pulpit, ginseng, the flower of the oak tree, mayapple, etc. Meet at: Dogwood Hill on Brookside Dr., 0.6 miles south of S. Orange Ave. and one mile north of the light at Glen Ave., Millburn. Leader: Dave Hogenauer 973-901-0824.

Women’s Club of Glen Ridge Spring House Tour From 1:00-4:00pm, This self-guided tour will showcase five stunning Glen Ridge homes that reflect the different life styles, tastes and interests of their owners. Tickets include access to a Clubhouse reception and boutique featuring a selection of goods for home and garden, along with jewelry and accessories. Ages 14+. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day. To purchase tickets, visit

Photowalk at the Bronx Zoo

Behind the Scenes: TBZ Animal Hospital

Get a peek into the day-to-day workings of a Zoo Animal Hospital and meet the veterinarian staff who take care of all the animals. Saturdays during May. Register online. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

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Sometimes it’s tough being a kid, but life is a lot easier, and a lot more fun, when you’ve got a great big canine buddy to share your adventures. Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this musical based Cynthia Rylant’s best-selling book. 10am. 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

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Celebrate the spring bloom... in glass. Create memories and a beautiful glass flower that never fades, while learning to play with molten glass. Add color and vibrancy to your life in this fun, fast-paced workshop. 10am1pm. Morris County School of Glass, 89 Whippany Rd., Morristown, Morris County. Visit to register.

Join Michael Downey for a photowalk through the zoo, photographing animals as they exist in a simulated natural environment. Michael will show participants techniques for making their images look as if the animals are in the wild, eliminating reflections, glare, and fencing in your shots. The day starts with a short 30-minute class and then the trek begins. Stay with Michael or take your own journey. 10am. Michael will be at the Bronx Zoo until 2pm to provide assistance in capturing the image you had hoped for. Please meet Michael at Bronx River Gate from Bronx River Parkway Parking. Presented by Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-3772007.

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The NJ Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America holds its 67th Annual Spring Meet. All vehicles 1993 and older are welcome. In addition, there will be a flea market and car corral with food available. Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 908-803-1570.

7:30pm. Morris Museum Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Monday, May 7 Perlman Cup Women’s Golf Tournament The 21st annual Perlman Cup is a day of golf designed for women! This 18-hole tournament is dedicated to the memory of Bessie Cutter Perlman, the founder of the Special Olympics movement in New Jersey. The Perlman Cup also offers a 2-hour golf clinic for beginners. The clinic includes instruction by an NJPGA Pro at the driving range, putting green and practice chipping area. Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township. To register visit

Jazz Mondays Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes, played by Glenn Franke and his very talented 16-piece band. 8-10pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Tuesday, May 8 Blues Tuesdays Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam play it the way you like it. Got some chops? Let’s see what you got. 8-11pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Safe Shredding Tax season is here – shred all those personal financials you do not need to keep. SecondTuesday of the month. 973-239-1321 to arrange a drop off. Cost is Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Wednesday, May 9 Spanish Chat Instruction Come practice and improve your speaking skills. For all individuals-intermediate level and above. Small group setting, native speaker facilitator. Drop-in fee. Please call or email to reserve space. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973228-1843 or

Jazz Jam Wedensdays Sit in with Mike Lee and friends or just enjoy the jam. 8pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Thursday, May 10 Thaw Out Thursdays Featuring Valerie Adams & Dimension Band. 8pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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“Women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court” Presentation Actress and author Trish Chambers will portray the four women (Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen) who have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justices. She will discuss how their unique personalities enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in U.S. history. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 20th anniversary engagement with dazzling programs that combine new works with masterpieces such as “Revelations.” 8pm, Ailey Jazz. May 12, 8pm, Musical Inspirations. May 13, 3pm, Celebrating Mother’s Day. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.



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Mr. Tiboni, attorney, will introduce a 2011 film set in New Providence and based on a story Tiboni wrote with Oscar winner Tom McCarthy. Noon. Movie follows presentation at 12:30. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Shop this sweet vendor fair for jewelry, gifts for children, children’s apparel, Judaic art, women’s apparel. Sponsored by The Early Childhood Center Fundraising Committee. Also May 11, 9am-3pm. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3468.

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Arlo Guthrie Performs Folk singer Arlo Guthrie and his children, Abe and Sarah Lee, perform the music of three generations of Guthries in this celebration of an iconic American music-making family. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

Guffaws for PAWS 2018

Come out for a fun evening of comedy, complimentary refreshments, and a chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit PAWS of Montclair, Inc. Performers include: Sharon Simon, Host of Gay Pride Parade; Doug Adler, Comedy Time TV; and headliner Chris Monty, Kevin Can Wait, The Blacklist. Doors open 7pm for Basket Raffle and 50-50 Raffle tickets, buffet table and general admission. Cabaret style seating. Show at 8pm. Prizes called 10:15pm. First Congregational Church (Guild Room), 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973 746-5212.

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Glen Ridge Eco-Fair’s 10th anniversary

A family fun festival for patrons to enjoy a spectacular lineup of vendors and participants. Shop for last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day, explore an Auto Evolution Show displaying cars from antiques to electric. Learn about rain barrels, composting and vegetable gardening, enjoy fresh local cuisine and live entertainment and performances by local musicians including Glen Ridge’s very own high school jazz band. 973-566-9696.


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Mother’s Day Annual Plant Sale Stop by the Rutgers Master Gardener’s annual plant sale for a wide variety of annuals, perennials, ornamentals, shrubs, small trees, tomatoes and herbs. 9am-3pm. For all ages. For more details, call the Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Helpline at 973-228-2210 from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

How to Photograph Your Pets Workshop

Join Unique University’s Head Instructor, Michael Downey, as he shares his secrets for pet photography and teaches participants how to photograph their pets in new and creative ways. Set up will be inside the classroom with both continuous lights and studio strobes. Weather permitting, participants will move outside to take some shots on the front lawn. 11am3pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield. 973-3772007.

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The Garden Club of Essex Fells 61st Annual Plant Sale will have beautiful plants and hanging baskets for sale to transform your garden and patio this spring. The morning will also have Artisans selling gift and food items, a bake sale and raffle. 9am-1pm. The Garden Club of Essex Fells, 307 Runnymede Rd., Essex Fells. 973-896-2503.

Livingston Symphony Orchestra Concert “Open Sesame” to the musical magic of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra . Master story teller and Conductor Anthony LaGruth leads the orchestra and audience from Cherubini’s playful “Ali Baba Overture” to Rimsky- Korsakov’s dazzling “Scheherazade.” Highlights also include a stunning performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 by Teaneck’s Eilene Lee. 7:30pm. Livingston High School auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973535-8000.

Dawn Chorus Birding Hike for Adults

Calling all early risers! Come out in the wee hours of the morning for a walk through the gardens at sunrise. During the spring season, many birds migrate overnight, so that when the sun first comes up, they need to call out to other birds for many reasons. 6-7am. Meet at front gate. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Registration required. Email or call 973744-4752 ext 3.

Book Sale New or like new language learning materials for adults and children. French, Italian, Spanish, ESL and more. Drop in and browse. 10am-1pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Ste 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843.

Marketspace Spring Pop Up Market Searching for the perfect Mother’s Day or end of school teacher gifts? Look no further than The Marketspace at Summit. As an added perk, Summit’s high-traffic farmer’s market (just around the corner) will run concurrently. Treat mom to brunch or coffee then swing by for some small business shopping. Also May 13, 19 & 20. 10am-6pm. The Marketspace, 379 Springfield Ave., Summit.

4th Annual 5K Fundraiser Caldwell West Caldwell Education Foundation’s (CWCEF) 4th annual 5K fundraiser will kick off at 9 am on James Caldwell High School (JCHS) and will take runners on a route looping through Grover Cleveland Park before crossing the finish line back at JCHS. Runners and walkers will have the opportunity both before and after the racer to listen to a DJ, sample light refreshments, and browse sponsor tables. James Caldwell High school, 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell . Onlne registration ends on May 5. (continued on page 32)

Essex County Has Another Jewel in the Crown By Dan Epstein, photo by Dan Epstein


nyone interested in the visual arts will be pleased to know that Studio Montclair, Inc., after over 20 years of presenting exhibits in donated local spaces, now has their own 1000 square-foot dedicated gallery space at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. SMI started in 1997, connecting artists to the community with 46 member artists, and now boasts a roster of over 450 artists and supporters with artist members located nationally, and as far away as Austria and Japan. There is an exceptional level of art presented, and the work included in each exhibit, according

to Gallery Director Virginia S. Block, is selected by guest curators, all of whom have significant credentials. Executive Director Susanna Baker would like readers to know that there are volunteer opportunities available for local folks who would like to become involved. Baker also suggests that people check the calendar on the website ( to find out about current exhibits as well as arts-oriented events open to the public. The Studio Montclair Gallery: a new worthwhile destination that’s open Tuesday through Saturday, with hours posted online.

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We also specialize in interior demolition work such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basement. We provide this work for homeowners and small contractors and carry demolition insurance. Do you encourage clients to recycle? I always advise clients on what parts of their job can be recycled. Champion Waste recycles cardboard, paper, magazines, copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, cast-iron and car and truck batteries. Our team members even carry wire cutters in their back pockets to recycle appliance cords. I generally discount removing recyclables, especially appliances, since there is no dumping charge for them. What is some basic advice for clients? Don’t wait until you have a big giant pile of stuff that’s too overwhelming. It’s not more expensive for us to make small, frequent trips. If you haven’t used an item in two years, you don’t need it. In May and September/October, Essex County runs an electronics drop off day if you want to purge outdated home electronics.

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deal Tile has been an Essex County resource for bathroom and kitchen for 17 years. During this time, co-owner Vincent Nigro has developed systems for helping clients turn their dreams into reality. Nigro says, “For a bathroom, I help the client select the wall tile first, since that will determine the style and color scheme for the rest of the bathroom.” He adds that all of Ideal’s wall tiles have complementary flooring options, although customers today are just as likely to choose a contrasting floor. For kitchens, he says, “It’s always best if a customer comes in with a sample of their cabinet doors, since the cabinetry sets the tone for the rest of the kitchen.” He works with them to choose floor tiles and then countertops; backsplash is last. With thousands of options from traditional to sleek and contemporary, Ideal Tile is the ideal place to help turn your design dreams to reality.

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pring is finally here—and with it, mosquitos and ticks lurking, not to mention deer eyeing precious plants and landscaping. Got Pests? owner Dean Weiss, well-known for his Got Wildlife? service, has added anti-pest services to his business model. He and his team provide complete outdoor pest management. “The first step is a client interview. Then we do a cost estimate based on property size, followed by an on-site evaluation,” he says. “During winter, some pests hibernate, and with spring thaw, even a capful of water can harbor mosquito larvae.” Got Pests? offers several control options, including an organic spray made from chrysanthemums, and a synthetic version of it. Weiss believes in a green approach to pest management. “It doesn’t take much more effort, but it does take more knowledge,” he says. The crew of Got Pests? return to clients’ residences every three weeks to continue management. They even offer an “Event Spray” prior to clients hosting outdoor events.

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

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

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Customer satisfaction is O’Hara Electric’s top priority. Since 1963, this family-owned and operated business has been providing superior electrical services for homes and businesses. Fully licensed and insured.

Contractor. Founded by Austin Fanning, Austin Fanning General Contractors LLC is a fully licensed and insured Home Improvement Contractor in the State of New Jersey that specializes in kitchen, basement and bathroom renovations, as well as home additions, custom built-in cabinetry, window installation and natural disaster repairs. AFGC LLC’s mission is to consistently fulfill the needs of clients by first listening to their needs, then providing superior quality and workmanship. HIC reg. #13VH01645100

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

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Maria Correa 973-731-2234 (Please call after 2pm) 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.

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

CBL Fine Art 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-736-7776 | A one-of-a-kind store which has the feeling of an old fashioned gift shop with all the trends of today. We are built around the art of giving, where gift giving is simplified. It is important to celebrate life’s events and special occasions which bring family & friends together! With all price points, you are sure to find that something special for all your gift giving needs!

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

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

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

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

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From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. With their expertise, experience, and passion for excellence, they continue to design and create commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

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

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Russo Bros. & Co. has been providing quality plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and related home services throughout New Jersey since 1954. In fact, they are the largest family-owned plumbing company to serve the Northern New Jersey region, with over 30 trucks in their fleet, fully stocked and ready to handle any problem—often the same day you call! Their plumbers and technicians receive ongoing training that keeps them up-to-date and certified to perform any job. From minor issues with heating and plumbing to comprehensive drain cleaning, they’ve seen and done it all.

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

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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 Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be created over a century ago and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Free. Meet at the boulder at the park’s northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Ave., (east of North Mountain Ave.) Upper Montclair. 10am. 973-477-7207 or

National Public Gardens Day Enjoy Macculloch Hall’s historic garden buzzing with family activities and presentations including a visit from The Raptor Trust. Free. 10am1pm. Pre-registration requested. 973-538-2404 ext. 16. cwinslow@

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Romance will ring when Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley present songs from their most beloved roles, including “Ragtime,” “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The Full Monty.” 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of the beautiful gardens at Willowwood Arboretum, including the extensive lilac collection. Enjoy some light refreshments courtesy of the Willowwood Foundation and purchase some baby lilacs to plant at home or give to Mom. Noon-4pm. Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd., Far Hills. 973-326-7600.

Monday, May 14 New Jersey Wood Turners Learn to turn with the NJ Woodturners Association. Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. Topics vary by the month. For adults and children ages 3 and up. 7-9:30pm. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 908-310-3357 for details.

Verona Master Minds Are you a Verona business owner? Would you be interested in creating a newbusiness networking circle in town to help enhance existing businesses and to promote their success and help support new business to the township with the intention to enhance community. The opportunity to be a part of a fellowship, networking opportunities, social events, charity and retail visibility. First meeting is complimentary. Learn what you can do to make a difference. Call Sue Waldman to register at 973-857-HELP (4357).

Join artists and art lovers for an exciting visit to one of the most unique arts destinations in the United States, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Livingston, Mana Contemporary is home to a creative community of painters, photographers, sculptors, dancers, film specialists, and performers housed in a vast warehouse space that includes studios, exhibition spaces, and ancillary services. For information and registration form call Lois 973-533-1809.

Independant Living Lecture Presentation Presentation Seniors in Place, LLC will present a lecture about how seniors can stay at home safely and independently based on the “Home Safety Checklist.” Free. Registration required. Refreshments and raffle giveaways will be offered. 6:30 pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Museum Night Program Friends of the Millburn Free Public Library presents Spring Museum Night, featuring “Treasures of the Frick Museum.” Museum educator Rory Ellis Tyler will present a visually stunning virtual tour of New York’s prestigious Frick Collection, focusing on the vibrant personalities behind the creation of the museum and the artistic masterpieces housed within. 7pm. Millburn Public Library Auditorium, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

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Join Julianne Chlodnicki, Registered Dietician, in a discussion about how to stahealthy while aging. She will cover the importance of high nutrient dense foods in preventing chronic disease, low impact exercises for strengthening to prevent falls, and easy ways to improve overall wellness. 10am. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will hold their annual Senior Dinner which consist of a hot buffet, hot and cold beverages, and dessert. 5:307:30pm. Open to all Verona Senior residents and is free of charge. Verona Community Center , 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call for reservations 973-857-4832

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10am-5pm • Rain/Shine • fRee Tartuffe, the consummate con man, hypocrite and womanizer, meets his match under Molière’s deft pen. A masterpiece of biting social commentary brilliantly enclosed in a swirl of witty verse, outrageous characters, and delightful machinations; you’ll laugh and wince simultaneously as you hear how10am-5pm familiar this • Rain/Shine • fRee 17th century family sounds to our 21st century ears. Callor visit web for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

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Art in Bloom: 10th Anniversary

Thursday, May 17 Ladies Night in Upper Montclair Sip, Shop and Sample in Upper Montclair while we celebrate the women who support us all year long. Visit the unique businesses and boutiques in the Uptown Business District along Valley Rd, Bellevue Ave and Upper Montclair Plaza for raffles, special, refreshments, late night shopping. Sponsored by the Upper Montclair Business Association. 6-9pm.

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. More than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region will contribute to floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist.Runs thriugh May 20. Montclair ARt Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Garden Discoveries: Flower Fun! Classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair Registration required by emailing or calling 973-744-4752 ext 3.

ESL Open House If you or someone you know is looking for personalized but affordable ESL ( Englis as a Second Language) instruction, come to our free open house to learn about our programs and schedule. Drop in between 10am–1pm. or call to schedule a free consultation. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Ste 2C, W. Caldwell .973-228-1843.

Verona Park Fishing Derby Come out, cast lines, experience Essex and take a look at the improvements being done are making to revitalize the parks. For Children Ages 15 and under. It’s free to enter and prized are awarded. Bring your own fishing pole, bait, chair, bucket and family. Registration 5pm. Derby 6pm. Awards 7:45pm. Verona Park, Lakesides & Bloomfield aves., Verona.

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This spring, Damien Jurado will be hitting the road with some friends for the “Over Rainbows” tour. Not to worry, the 50 State Tour has not been forgotten or abandoned, just put aside for this short while to be picked up again later. “Over Rainbows” will be hitting fifteen cities this spring. Special Guest Naomi Wachira. 8pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair. 973-744-6560.

The classic High Key is a pure white background with the subject well illuminated for a bright, happy and lively feeling. High Key is used for fashion, brides, children, cute animals, but can be dramatic, too. The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make beautiful portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers. 9am-5pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Verona Green Fair The event will feature many different types of vendors; exhibitions and demonstrations; children’s games and learning experiences; a shredding event; medicine drop-off; health, wellness and nutrition information; speakers; live music; and various local food vendors offering fresh organic produce and much more. 11am4pm. Verona Town Hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-239-4921.

Know the Skin You’re In Join Franz Omar Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist, as he discusses the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He works collaboratively with the members of the oncology team including dermatologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists to ensure optimal patient outcomes. 11am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

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Keeping a Nature Journal Greenwood Gardens Founder, Peter P. Blanchard III helps participants to find peace, attain perspective and keep the world’s troubles at bay by capturing your thoughts and reactions to the natural world through writing and sketching. Beginners welcome. Pens, markers and sketchbooks will be provided. 10am-12:30pm. Registration required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

19th Annual Our House Run Our House Foundation is hosting the 19th Annual 4 Miler and 2 Mile Walk. All Division Championship USATF-NJ Grand Prix Series. Fee includes prize money, long sleeve shirt, runners bag, lunch & DJ. 10am. Online registration closes May 17th. Village Green, Summit. Questions call: 908-464-8008 x 122. Register at

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Now in its 33rd year, Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park will present over 140 exhibitors with their creations in fine art, photography, jewelry, glass, wood, clay, metal, leather, fiber and much more. In addition to featuring top fine artists and fine crafters from NJ and throughout the country, the park offers the family paddle boating, a large playground and a lakeside snack bar. Also May 20. 10am5pm. This free event is co-sponsored by Essex County Department Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Janet and Howard Rose of Rose Squared Productions, Inc. Pleasant Verona Park, Valley Way/Lakeside and Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Armed Forces Day at The Whippany Railway Museum Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds and Museum building which houses historical railroad and steam ship memorabilia displays as well as operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains. Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Advance ticket purchase suggested. Credit cards are not accepted at the ticket office. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad plaza, Whippany. 973-887-8177.

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The Illusionists – Live from Broadway Direct from Broadway, this spectacular, mind-blowing evening of entertainment brings together the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on Earth. 3 & 7pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Savion Glover & OUT’KNiGHTz Hailed by The New York Times as “the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived,” Savion Glover brings his high energy and fancy footwork to the SOPAC stage in a very special evening. This Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer and producer is celebrating his 33rd year as a performing artist. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Celebrate the arrival of spring among more than 100,000 blooms with a full day of family activities, entertainment and refreshments. A student art exhibit will be on display and the Bloom Room, will be open for shopping. Free. 11am-3pm. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

The gala will honor and feature a performance from legendary jazz bassist and MADLOM co-founder Reggie Workman. Reggie will be performing with several artists including Adan Carlo Feliciano, a Montclair native, MADLOM alumnus and rising music star. Several others including MADLOM drummers will also perform. 6:45-9pm. First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton, Montclair. 973-626 -6130.

Rookwood: Art, Architecture and Art Pottery

Learn the history and significance behind the marvelous collection of Greenwood Gardens’ Rookwood ceramic ornaments with Ulysses Dietz, Interim Co-Director, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum. Then, take a walk outside to discover these magnificent artworks throughout the garden. Many “never-before-seen” Rookwood ceramics from Greenwood’s former buildings will be on display afterward in the Main House. Enjoy perusing these during a wine and cheese reception. 2-4pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

New Jersey’s Ballet’s Cinderella The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. Ages 4+. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-5398008.

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The morning consists of image presentations and demos, giving the participant the knowledge and tools to make striking and effective portraits. The afternoon will be shooting models with a variety of lighting modifiers so that you can fine tune your lighting to get exactly the impact you want. 9am-5pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Maplewood Street Fair and Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, food, rides, live music & more. 11am-5pm. Streets of Downtown, Maplewood.

Cheesefest! Join for an afternoon where it’s all about cheese. Taste it. Pair it. Crack it. Meet the animals that give it to us. Discover how it’s made the old-fashioned way. Live music with Watchung Riders, games, and all you can eat cheese! Sponsored by Schuman Cheese. Presented by the Montclair History Center, Montclair Center, Rutgers Cooperative 4-H Program. 2-6pm. Montclair History Center’s Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Are you looking for something fun the entire family can do? Stop by the Spring Open House and learn all about the Art and Science of glass. There will be live demonstrations, interactive stations and participants can try their hand at making a unique keepsake. Everyone will be amazed at how the artists shape and blow 2,100-degree molten glass into beautiful objects. 2-5pm. Morris County School of Glass, 89 Whippany Rd., Morristown. 973-734-0900.

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Verona Gardeners Meeting Anyone interested in gardening, exchanging ideas, help with your garden, education, volunteering and community service. Verona Gardeners will be having it’s second meeting. The only requirement is to have a garden in town. 3:30-4:30pm. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857-4357(HELP) to reserve your seat.

Walking With Purpose Gala Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates, S.O.F.I.A., is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support services, and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence. Dinner, entertainment and silent auction. 3-7pm. Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Velley Way, West Orange. 973-652-8193.

Monday, May 21 Hearts of Hope “Paint with a Purpose” The Santiago Abut Foundation has partnered with Hearts of Hope to host monthly “paint with a purpose” events in loving memory of Santi Abut. Paint clay hearts to thank a teacher in our region this month. Free. All expenses have been pre-paid by a grant from The Santiago Abut Foundation. Participants will paint clay hearts and write personalized “thank you” notes for the benefit of the heart recipient. 6-8pm. Calandra’s Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Wednesday, May 30 Apocalyptica Performs Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello metal band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1993. Whatever styles they’ve explored - from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms - their music has been gripping and dynamic. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.


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Meet the Mayors Photos by Warren Westura


he 8th Annual Meet the Mayors event was held on April 7 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, with approximately 250 in attendance. The guest panel speakers included: Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; David Daly, president of PSE&G; Mary Ellen Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Clara Maass Medical Center; and Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, acting commissioner of the NJ Department of Transportation, discussing topics that included health care, energy, infrastructure and government affairs.




2 Essex County Executive, Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and David Black, CEO of Vicinity Media Group. 3 Denny Klein, Meet the Mayors Chair.

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1 David Daly, president of PSE&G; Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, acting commissioner of the NJ Department of Transportation; Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive; Joseph Tempesta, West Caldwell Mayor; Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor and Mary Ellen Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Clara Maass Medical Center.



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4 Cathy Black, president of Vicinity Media Group and Mary Ellen Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Clara Maass Medical Center. 5 Louis LaSalle, Senior VP, Corporate External Affairs for RWJ Barnabas Health, Roxanne Giacalone, Executive Director of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and NJ State Trooper Ty Hendry. 6 Thomas Coughlin, president and CEO and Claudia DeLaCruz, Branch Manager, both of BCB Community Bank. 7 Millburn Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg and Beth Lippman, Executive Director of Livingston Chamber of Commerce.

Health & Wellness

The Non-Invasive Test Improving Posture for Young Athletes


f there was a simple, non-invasive test that would make your child into a better, safer athlete, how long would it take for you to sign up? Dr. Todd Schragen of All-Pro Health has brought this test, a Functional Movement Screening (FMS), to his office in Livingston. The test, which is a series of seven movements that determine muscular weaknesses causing poor posture and limited mobility, is a topic that Dr. Schragen is passionate about. “I personally have permanent injuries to my back that were sustained from poor technique and guidance as a student athlete,” notes Dr. Schragen. In 2010, he hired a physical therapist who introduced him to FMS. Dr. Schragen was tested and failed, which made him realize that traditional treatment was missing something, as it was only treating patient symptoms and not the cause.

Dr. Todd Schragen them from performing their sport.” With an FMS test, posture issues can be properly diagnosed to prevent injuries. Says Dr. Schragen, “If FMS was introduced to me as a young athlete, I would have been much more efficient and may have never experienced the debilitating injury to my back.”

At APH, they take a more global approach to treatment plans, with patients seeing more permanent results. Many patients are bringing in their children for the FMS test–and Dr. Schragen has discovered that many kids have the same postural issues as their parents.

All-Pro Health is offering complimentary Functional Movement Screens to all new patients ages 8–18 every Saturday until the end of May. Call the office to learn more.

“We saw dysfunctional movement patterns in almost every child we saw. These issues are simple to correct before the abnormal movement becomes a significant injury that could impact and limit

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Discovery Wellness Center Combats Addictions By Cynthia Burns, photo by Dan Epstein

An important aspect of treatment is determining why a person may want to quit addictive behaviors, even if it is a very small percentage of their motivation. “Patients don’t need to learn how to deal with the cause of their abuse so much as they need the will to change,” notes Dr. Barker. Changing behavior from a negative to a positive can be daunting. “We work to remove lingering doubts and insecurities patients have about their interactions with family and friends when they change their behavior, as this may impact many aspects of their lives.” A patient’s treatment is tailored to their situation and personality. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy, a psychosocial intervention, is used to (Left) Meryl Skinder, LCSW, Director recognize and change irrational logic. (Right) Christopher Barker, Ph.D., Executive Director Specific therapies for sex addiction and eating disorders are also available. For some patients, sessions with family members are warranted. The many types of addiction, including o short-term rush is worth the price you pay for not alcohol, video games, vaping, and gambling, may impact social, seeking treatment,” Christopher Barker, Ph.D., executive familial and occupational domains. director of the Discovery Wellness Center, says of substance abuse. The philosophy of the Center’s approach to The Discovery Wellness Center also works with patients who treatment is to tap into a patient’s strengths and what makes require follow-up care after a stay in a rehabilitation facility. The them well. Therapists work with patients to draw upon their Center accepts most health insurance plans and boasts a wide knowledge, tools and insights to help them navigate the world range of clinical expertise among its providers. Starting from that around them. first phone call, which can be a frightening call to make, the staff at the Discovery Centers strives to make your experience easier This philosophy applies not just to treatment for substance by walking you through the process discreetly. Your privacy is abuse, which is one of many services offered by the Center. valued by the office staff who answer that first call as well as by Most who seek treatment are having difficulties with alcohol or the therapists who will be working with you. marijuana, but other addictions take their toll as well. The Center was established to treat children and their families, and addiction “We cannot create solutions or new behaviors as easily as patients represent a wide age range. we can find our way,” says Dr. Barker. “We will try to help you discover what you need to make your life more enjoyable. Don’t “We treat people who are at the early stages of recognizing they be afraid to change,” he implores. have a problem and who will respond to outpatient therapy,” notes Dr. Barker. He observes that the first sign of crisis among young people who are abusing may be arrest or failure in school, Discovery Wellness Center which are sometimes traumatic events for everyone in the family. 26 Madison Avenue, Morristown | 862-242-3500


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Noble Endeavors: A Legacy Continues By Christine S. Maxwell, photo by Dan Epstein

• Recognition-Relief-Recovery • Joint & Muscle Injuries • Treating Both Athletes & Non-Athletes

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6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23 Cedar Grove



ACUPUNCTURE | HERBOLOGY Pain Management • Stress Management • Women’s Health

WHAT MAKES ESSEX ACUPUNCTURE DIFFERENT is our dedication to results, to the continued pursuit of holistic health and to providing a path to obtaining it. Dedicated to intrinsic convalescence and using Eastern medicine as our guide, Acupuncture is a minimally invasive technique that delivers powerful results.

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ichard A. Newman, DMD, a second-generation orthodontist with a private practice in West Orange and Randolph, follows in his father’s footsteps at the New Jersey Institute for Craniofacial Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Like his father, George V. Newman, DDS, one of the founders of the Institute, R. Newman serves as chief orthodontist. With a subspecialty in craniofacial orthodontics, the younger Newman treats patients with abnormalities of the face and jaw, primarily cleft lip and palate. At St. Barnabas, he works with a group of medical specialists, including speech pathologists, oral surgeons and craniofacial plastic surgeons dedicated to working with children who were born with these conditions. Patients often remain with the team from infancy through late teens, receiving a multitude of treatments in orthodontics, speech, hearing, neurosurgery, and genetics gradually as they grow and develop. Because the treatment is lengthy, Dr. Newman frequently forms a bond with his young patients. Seeing the oral health changes and the resulting improvement in physical appearance and confidence is rewarding to Dr. Newman. As the treatment progresses, lives are forever changed. “I chose the field of orthodontics because I love being able not only to improve a patient’s oral health through orthodontic treatment, but also being able to change their lives,” says Dr. Newman. “Craniofacial orthodontics has the power to transform a person’s life. The strength and beauty of each of these patients is found in who they are, and they inspire me every day to continue to pursue excellence in my field.”

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A Hands-on Approach to Healing Dr. John De Hoyos

Custom Physical Therapy at LightPort®


ightPort® Physical Therapy & Spa, owned by Dr. John De Hoyos, DPT and located in the heart of Caldwell for the past two years, is dedicated to helping clients recover from any physical injury or physical condition, healing both the mind and body. Dr. De Hoyos and his committed team follow the slogan—“The Results You Want. The Care You Deserve.”—as they focus on comfort and success during each patient’s session. Dr. De Hoyos employs a hands-on approach that combines the best manual therapy techniques available with traditional therapeutic activities. His main objective when he opened the Caldwell location was to offer individualized, hands-on treatment. Dr. De Hoyos takes time with each client, getting to know their fitness goals and how they are seeking to benefit from physical therapy. After the initial evaluation, he can then create a personalized program of therapeutic exercise and kinetic movement. For the past 13 years, Dr. De Hoyos has worked with clients on multiple levels, and has experience in

hospitals and outpatient care, orthopedic treatment, sports injuries, post-surgical procedures, and the set-up of successful pain management clinics. Through his years of experience, he has developed his own proactive approach to wellness that highlights the fact that physical therapy is a mix of the science and the arts of healing. Dr. De Hoyos offers patients guidance on how to start their own custom exercise program, and tracks patients’ progress from the initial evaluation to each reexamination and sets functional goals for each individual according to their functional limitations. In addition to physical therapy, LightPort® Physical Therapy & Spa offers massage therapy and medical massage services. For more information on special treatments options and services, please call the office at 973-228-0072.

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Offering a Dental DISCOUNT Plan for Those WITHOUT Dental Insurance


ccording to a recent survey by CBS News, nearly 40% of Americans do not have dental insurance. That is roughly 117 million people who, because they do not have access to coverage, will tend to avoid seeking dental care. Neglecting dental treatment can lead to tooth decay, gum infection, tooth loss and undetected oral cancer. The Dr. DalBon of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry is aware that for many people, affording routine dental care can be an economic strain. To help open direct access to dental care, NJLCD has begun offering their own Dental Discount Plan. The plan is 100% managed by the dental office so there is no waiting period, no maximums, no deductibles, no claim forms and no pre-existing conditions. How does the plan work? A patient pays one annual fee, which covers their yearly checkups, X-rays, routine dental cleanings and emergency visits. The annual fee is less than if the patient paid for the dental procedures individually. The savings do not end there. The dental discount plan entitles the patient to a 15% discount on all dental treatment from laser cavity treatment to dental implants to Invisalign treatment.

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Roseanne Did It – So Should You! Here’s Why Adding a Stairlift to Your Home Makes Sense


f climbing stairs at home has become too difficult for you or a loved one due to a temporary or permanent illness, disability or injury, adding a stairlift to the home may be beneficial. Below, Karen and Gregg Frank, owners of Back Home Safely, shed some light. What are the benefits of a stairlift? When walking upstairs becomes a burden, many people opt to create a living situation downstairs. This forces people to stop using the higher floors including the master bedroom and bathroom. Adding a stairlift allows the homeowner to continue enjoying the whole house. What types of stairlifts are available? Various lifts for straight, curved, interior and exterior stairs are available and can be viewed and tested in our Randolph, NJ showroom.

Are stairlifts covered by insurance? Most stairlifts are affordable through private pay; however, some insurance companies will cover the cost if an injury is due to a work- or auto-related injury. In addition, Veterans’ benefits, Medicaid and some long-term care policies sometimes cover the costs of a stairlift. What makes Back Home Safely different? We are owned by a licensed physical and occupational therapist familiar with the needs of this population. We offer a free home assessment by a therapist to identify optimal solutions to reduce barriers within the home. We also offer ramps, grabbars, stair-rails, barrier free bathrooms, wheelchair lifts, ceiling lifts and other related accessibility and safety products.

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Ask The Expert

Q&A with Dr. Glenn Sorrentino THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER TREATMENT PROTOCOL Dr. Glenn Sorrentino

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any people with aches, pains, injuries and chronic conditions often don’t know where to turn. Dr. Glenn Sorrentino of NJ Spine & Joint in Cedar Grove sheds light on the importance of the proper treatment protocol. Q. Why do people in pain feel hopeless?

A. Sometimes people think, “Oh I’ve tried this therapy or that treatment and nothing worked.” That can be true. One type of therapy or treatment may not be effective. What’s important is to have the right combination of treatments.

Q. What’s different about your treatment protocol? A. What sets us apart is our integration of services and different levels of therapies. Our treatments, therapies and technologies work in sync to get a patient better. We get to the root of the problem and customize a treatment program designed specifically for each individual. Patients who couldn’t get relief from their pain elsewhere come to us and see great results.

Q. What should people know about pain? A. Pain in one area is often the result of imbalance or weakness in another area. Biomechanics and body balance are very important. Knee pain is often caused by the hips being out of alignment, and shoulder pain almost always has a neck component.

Q. What kind of results do you get? A. One patient who hadn’t worked in 10 years because of headaches and fibromyalgia is now back at work after two months of our treatments, which in this case included IV vitamin therapy. Another patient, who had been to many places for a longtime shoulder problem, one day looked at me and said, “I can’t believe my shoulder doesn’t hurt anymore.” We hear those kind of comments every day in our office.

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problem is. When you leave, you’ll know what’s wrong with you and what we can do. I’m all about helping people live healthy, pain-free lives. NJ Spine & Joint is a multi-specialty wellness center that provides cold laser therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, medical massage, IV vitamin therapy, intramuscular vitamin shots, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, stem cell therapy, cosmetic PRP, trigger point injections and weight loss plans.

NJ Spine & Joint Canfield Office Park, 870 Pompton Ave. Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889 |

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Among the best in the US, again. New Jersey’s only hospital to earn 13 straight A’s.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) continues to make the grade when it comes to patient safety and quality, earning a record 13 straight A’s from The Leapfrog Group, whose aim is to improve health care safety and quality for our patients and their families. SBMC remains atop an elite group of just 49 hospitals across the country that have consistently attained the highest grade level for every hospital safety score reporting period since 2012. Congratulations to the entire SBMC family on this remarkable achievement.

Making the Right Impression 3D Solution to Treatment at Livingston Dental Arts By Cynthia Burns, photo by Dan Epstein


ivingston Dental Arts, a family dental practice, provides safe, gentle and state-of-the-art care. Doctors Michael Lee, a general and cosmetic dentist, and Vrajesh Shah, a prosthodontist, have embraced the latest technology to enhance patient comfort. Here, Dr. Lee explains the benefits of their newest equipment, an intraoral scanner. What is an intraoral scanner and what does it do? The scanner allows us to take pictures of a 3-D image. Think of it as a video that is used to obtain the impressions necessary to fit veneers, crowns, bridges and clear braces.

intramural scanner from Carestream Dental brings smarter scanning to our practice, whether we are handling restorative, orthodontic or implant cases. With a fast, accurate, and easy digital impression capture, our patients and dentists both benefit from improved treatment planning and a streamlined workflow. The scanner’s built-in technology provides extremely accurate, detailed images–there are no incomplete impressions. Achieving an impression digitally is beneficial to patients who have a gag reflex or are claustrophobic. Because it is digital, an image can quickly be sent to a laboratory, which decreases the time it takes for manufacturing a custom-made appliance for a patient.

better than competitors in obtaining the truest images. Do most dental practices have an intraoral scanner? We are one of the few in the area that have it.

How is it beneficial to patients? A continuous scanning mechanism makes it faster to acquire an impression than traditional methods. The CS 3600

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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 |

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.

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.

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Acupuncture is a minimally invasive technique that delivers powerful results. Essex Acupuncture is dedicated to results, to the continued pursuit of holistic health and to providing a path to obtaining it.

Essex Acupuncture 50 Church Street, Suite L-10, Montclair 973-509-8300 |

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

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

Summit Acupuncture & Summit Therapy Center— your destination to wellness. Amy Gonzalez offers acupuncture services and provides physical therapy, pain management, facial rejuvenation, stress management and specializes in women’s health.

Summit Acupuncture & Summit Therapy Center 1099 Bloomfield Ave, 2nd Floor, West Caldwell 973-227-7277 | e-mail:


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.

NJ Spine & Joint 870 Pompton Ave, Canfield Office Park Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889 |

Counselor/Coach. Sue Waldman, LPC is a licensed Psychotherapist, Graduate Adjunct Professor, Marriage Counselor and Board Certified Life Coach in private practice for over 24 years with specialty certifications in career, health, wellness, energy leadership, online counseling, clinical supervision, grief recovery, advanced Karuna Reiki® Relaxation and group counseling. Sue’s passion is guiding people to deeply love who they are and the life they are living. Her specialty is working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, intensive self-care and relationship issues.

Sue Waldman, LPC 973-857-9090 | |

Day Spa. Providing stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Shop tor treasures and elegant gifts. Visit the spa to rejuvenate you during stressful times. We are all about wellbeing.

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-4289

At All-ProHealth we offer a wide range of services and therapies. Our goal is to provide our patients not only with pain relief, but also a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Every treatment plan we offer is unique. This enables us to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions successfully and permanently!

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.

All-Pro Health

Woodhouse Day Spa

381 Walnut St, Livingston | 973-251-6569 |

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

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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.

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

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

For more than 40 years the practice has been offering a range of cosmetic and restorative treatments. The practice is committed to providing safe, gentle and state-of-the-art dental care. The practice makes an extra effort to make sure patients are comfortable at every visit.

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. We are always accepting new patients!

Livingston Dental Arts 22 Old Short Hills Road, Ste. 211, Livingston 973-994-7200 |

Bagoff Dental Arts 405 Northfield Avenue, Suite 202, West Orange | 973-325-9000 D&G Dental is committed to complete dental care—They are here to make sure you have access to dental care that is modern, advanced, comfortable, and compassionate. From simple treatments every smile needs to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, D&G Dental is the only dental office you’ll ever need for virtually every oral health issue that might arise.

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

D&G Dental 16 Park Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-0260 667 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange | 973-419-5256

Offers high-quality dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs in a relaxed, fun environment. In addition, Sparkles Dentistry offers office sedation by medical anesthesiologist, orthodontics and speech therapy.

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.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children 76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair | 973-744-3127

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

Health Care.

We are a multi-specialty dentistry serving Livingston, NJ and surrounding areas since 1996. Our specialties include Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Adult and Cosmetic Dentistry, and Periodontics. We are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using safe, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.

Atlantic Medical Group is seamlessly connected to the high-quality care offered by Atlantic Health System and its award-winning hospitals. With 900+ community-based health care specialists across 300 locations in central and northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Atlantic Medical Group is committed to providing the best care for you and your family.

Dr. Farideh Golestani & Assos.

1-844-264-2250 |

Atlantic Medical Group

471 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-597-1818

Medi Spa.

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.

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

New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Joseph DalBon

825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 73-559-5231

1019 Bloomfield Ave, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424


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Optician. 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

Orthodontist. Newman Orthodontics offers a family-friendly, professional, and compassionate environment where you’ll feel comfortable with the care you receive. In addition to traditional braces for patients of all ages, treatment for cleft lip and palate, and surgical orthodontics, they also offer several cosmetic options, including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and others.

Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5855

Psychotherapy & Wellness Center. Their goal is to help patients restore a healthy balance to their lives. Their therapists guide, give feedback, suggest and teach techniques and most importantly: listen. Their Wellness Center has a wide range of clinical expertise for children and families.

Discovery Wellness Center 26 Maison Avenue, Morristown | 862-242-3500

Physical Therapy. The core mission of Dr. De Hoyos is to provide a positive clinical atmosphere, conducive for healing and fostering a healthy consciousness in each patient to facilitate meeting and exceeding their physical therapy goals as well as clinical outcomes.

Lightport Physical Therapy & Spa 355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-0072 |

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

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

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

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

Retirement Community. 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.

Cedar Crest Retirement Community Erickson Living | 1-800-416-8243

Senior Care. 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

Wheel Chair Ramps. Founded by a Physical and Occupational Therapist Team, Back Home Safely is dedicated to helping people remain living in the homes they love despite any physical challenges they are faced with. Healthcare expertise, knowledge of available adaptations, and a full staff of well trained technicians and carpenters all come together to develop and implement optimal solutions to address needs of individuals as well as their families and caregivers.

Back Home Safely 111 Canfield Avenue, Buidling B-10, Randolph | 973-219-4147

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 |

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

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

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MY BIG FAT Greek Restaurant Tour Time to Learn About Greek Food By Dan Epstein, photos by Dan Epstein


ll I knew about Greek food was the occasional gyro I’d order from time to time at a diner. Figuring it was time to learn something about the cuisine, I sought help from a couple of family-owned restaurants in suburban Essex County.




My first stop was Thavma at 6230 Town Center Way in Livingston. I asked owner Alex Diamantopoulos for his most popular dish, and he offered up a Fillet of Sole stuffed with fresh spinach and feta cheese. It’s accompanied by julienned vegetables including zucchini, carrots, and broccoli, topped with a Burre Blanc sauce seasoned with shallots, white wine, and spices, and garnished with scallions. When asked what else is popular and what should I try next time, Alex tells me that a couple of other standby favorites are Chicken Santorini, and the char-grilled Rack of Lamb. I also learn that “Thavma” in Greek is “Miracle,” though it’s no miracle that the restaurant has been here for 11 years. Alex’s dad Nick mentored him when he first opened, and whether you’re here in the summer enjoying the outdoor patio, or picking up an order to go, it’s easy to understand why Thavma is at the top of TripAdvisor’s list for Livingston.

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The next stop on my Essex County Greek tour was Stamna, 1045 North Broad Street, in Bloomfield. Here, owner Themis Nissirious shared a menu favorite that his grandmother made for his mother as a child and is still one of her favorites: Karpathian Makarrounes. This wonderful Greek comfort food starts with handmade whole wheat cavatelli that Nissirous imports from Greece, and has a sauce based on Mizithro, which is a kind of dried Ricotta from Greece. It’s topped with onions caramelized in a goat and sheep butter. He assures me that no other establishment makes this dish and it’s very popular, with folks often ordering the entrée to split as an appetizer. It’s delicious and when I close my eyes I can imagine myself at Themis’ grandmother’s kitchen table. When I come back I’ll be trying either the Charcoal-grilled Octopus, or the Lavraki, which is charcoal-grilled Bronzino. Stamna also has outdoor dining in warm weather, and you can bet I’m looking forward to that.


Greek Taverna



The final destination in my syllabus was Greek Taverna at 292 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, where Peter and Wei Hajiyeru served up Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon Roasted Potatoes. The culture of Greek cuisine, they assure me, is built on simple, natural flavors. “Greeks don’t cover the flavors with sauces,” Wei tells me. “Natural, simple flavors are very popular, and we use super fresh ingredients.” Peter is the second generation of his family in the restaurant business, and that experience shows in both this location and a second in Edgewater. When I come back, I’ll order the Grilled Bronzino or the Chicken Souvlaki, both of which they tell me are top choices amongst their regulars. I begin to think outdoor dining is a Mediteranean thing, because Greek Taverna also has a patio where in the right weather you can eat and keep an eye on downtown goings on. While there may not be any dancing or breaking of plates, these three establishments at opposite ends of suburban Essex County are the real deal. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of Greek cuisine, or someone like me who is eager to learn, all three of these restaurants are worth the trip.

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Our famous skyline view of Manhattan is only the beginning.

Restaurant Guide CALDWELL

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


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

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

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

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Home of the Handmade Bagel

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

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Fresh, Healthy & Authentic 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

Sautéed Fish Filet with Ginger & Scallion

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EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner

9 Time Consecutive Winner!

Gold Winner

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

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients

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• Gluten-Free Dishes Offered SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:00AM-10:30PM

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199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878



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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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

A Modern

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

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

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

in an authentic steakhouse setting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zeugma Mediterranean Grill 44 S Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-0074 | Zeugma offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring unique mediterranean dishes, kebabs, hot and cold mezzes, cheese plates, sandwiches, desserts and more. A select list of wines available from Domenico Winery, and are available for private parties. Reservations and walk-ins welcome. (continued on page 64)

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

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The Hills Tavern

Above Restaurant

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

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

NUTLEY MEAL Steahouse and Bar



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

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

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

Robert’s Scratch Kitchen 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

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. Eighttime 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






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

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



Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

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


973-422-0501 222 N. LIVINGSTON AVE, LIVINGSTON Join us for our

The Manor

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

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

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395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9812 Sharing space with Watchung Booksellers | Hours: Tues-Fri 8-7, Sat & Sun 9-4

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Diamond Minds

It’s All About The Relationship…


ver the past 28 years in business I’ve had deals done on paper napkins, post-it notes, short contracts and long contracts and the ones that have always worked out best are based on a simple handshake.

Respect You… Respect is earned over time. Knowledge of your profession and passion does help but it’s more than that. When’s the last time you mailed a hand written thank you note in a stamped envelope? It may be something done many years ago but there’s a lot to that personal touch and that small extra effort goes a long way. Appreciating people is showing you respect them and it usually comes back to you.

There are always going to be agreements and contracts negotiated for specific licensing, patent information or entertainer and athlete deals. But when you build such a strong relationship with your client where the value lives on both sides there are benefits and security that no contract can guarantee.

Barry Farber

There are three keys that bind your relationships in powerful ways. People have to like you, respect you and trust you:

Like You… When you’re listening and totally in tune with people around you your actions have a greater impact. What person ever said, “I don’t like that person, he always listens to me and understands where I’m coming from.” You could be funny or easy to talk to but when you understand your environment first the art of building rapport becomes a more natural step. Learn to listen, listen to learn. People like when you have a genuine interest in them.

Trust You…

There are a few things to keep in mind when building trust. First, do you have the other person’s goals and interests ahead of everything else? Do they see you that way? It takes years to build a relationship and only one little lie to lose it. It also has to do with the people you surround yourself with. Many great leaders throughout history were able to surround themselves with people who had two key attributes: integrity and intelligence. Trust is a two way street. Sometimes it’s not just about building the relationship but walking away from it that becomes the better choice. In the long run you do become the people you surround yourself with. One last piece of advice... look them in the eye. Sounds so simple but the eyes are truly the windows to the soul.

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

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“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 showcase the many exciting exhibits and attractions that have made our Zoo a destination attraction. I look forward to seeing you at our 16 th 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


16 Annual


Essex County Open House

Saturday, June 2nd 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 973 973-621- 4400

• Enjoy Games and Family Friendly Activities • Learn about Essex County Programss & Services • Treetop Adventure (fees apply) • Paddle Boating (fees apply) • Ride the Carousel ($2 per ride) • Play on our miniGOLF Safari ($10 children/$12 adults) • Ride the Ponies ($2 per ride) • Travel through the woods on our Miniature Train (Free) re • Walk through the Outback Adventure and Aviary ($2 per feedstick– weatherr permitting) • Visit our Natural Habitat Exhibits featuring Lions, Hyenas, Giraffes, Sea a Lions, Sharks, Jaguars, Komodo Dragon, Gibbons Apes, Jaguars, Black Bears, Penguins, Otters, Alligators, Eagles, Cougars , Condors, Giant Anteaters and the Reptile House Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

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