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14 Calendar of Events 20 Now’s the Time Tour—Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms

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win-win event. It brings the entire community together for a fun, healthy activity while raising valuable funds for the Education Foundation”, commented CWCEF Foundation Chairperson Mary Ann Campion.

he West Caldwell Education Foundation (CWCEF) will hold their 5th annual 5k event on May 18. This popular event attracts everyone from the serious runner to local principals and teachers competing for the fastest school to families walking and running together.

The event’s profits target programs benefitting all children in the Caldwell West Caldwell school district. The Foundation has helped to fund educational programs and purchase equipment for classroom use that would not necessarily be available within the district’s budget.

The race will kick off at 9am at James Caldwell High School and will take runners on a route looping through historic Grover Cleveland Park. The annual event, a certified Grand Prix Race sanctioned by the NJ Track and Field Organization, has previously hosted over 600 runners and walkers.

Participants in the 5K can register online at www.cecef.org or in person the day of the event. Online registration ends on May 15.

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ooking to give back to the community, Jessica Kim, co-owner of Grace Cleaners, started sewing charming hats that are made from using old t-shirts. The hats are distributed to patients of all ages at Overlook Medical Center in Summit who have lost their hair after undergoing cancer treatments. Jessica hopes to increase the distribution of her hats to include hospitals in all of Essex, Morris and surrounding areas. In order to do so, Jessica is accepting donations of cotton jersey t-shirts of any size and color. T-shirts with sequins, characters on them, etc. are encouraged as they make the hats even more unique. Donations should be dropped off at Grace Cleaners at 398 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston.



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ART EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH JUNE 15 Participating works are from artist worldwide. An opening reception will take place on May 4 from 6-9pm. Additionally there will be a special preview of the exhibition on May 2 during the Montclair Spring Artwalk.

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Lisa Palombo produces magical florals, waterscapes, still lifes and equine art in a unique style that is unmistakable in her expressive brushwork and fearless use of color. She is considered a master of color and the natural form. Palombo not only paints, but also regularly blogs and speaks at public venues. Children are always welcome. Light refreshments offered. Also May 5, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280. www.lisapalombo.com

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Rachael Grochowski is a partner and friend of the Bravitas Group and she and her firm, designed the splendid interiors for Vault491 a historic 92 year old bank building. Constant exploration and experimentation fuel Rachael’s creative work, from her painting and sculpture to her furniture designs and hand sewn art. In 2003 she founded her own architecture and interiors firm, RHG A + D, which is based in Montclair where she now lives. Vault491, 491 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 7am–7pm. For more information, 917553-6574, or email rachael@rhgdesign.com

A presentation by journalist Evan Weiner, will take a close look at early TV personalities and how TV has impacted American society. 7pm.The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636 or www.roselandpubliclibrary.org

Wednesday, May 1 Women’s Workshops Free for NCJW members. Fee for non-members is $7 per workshop. May program is Medicare Made Clear! Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

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Career Services This ongoing program is a service of our vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

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Conscious Parenting Evening Series Do you wake up every morning determined to be calm only to find yourself yelling at your kids two seconds after they get up? Do you lay awake at night ashamed and angry at yourself? Are you worried your kids are the only ones who don’t listen, who don’t respect you and will never make it in life? You are not alone. Learn about conscious parenting and see your relationship with your children shift. This 4-part evening series will be led by Maria Sanders, LSW & PCI Certified Parent Coach® and Stacey Pinilis, LCSW. Also May 8, 15 & 22nd 7-8:30pm. Cornerstone Montclair, 198 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. Text to register: 201-500-7397 www.bookme.name/MSParentCoach/ lite/conscious-parent-4-four-part-series

Trying To Conceive Please bring your questions and learn how acupuncture can help you to conceive and improve your fertility thru Acupuncture, lifestyle, diet, fertility massage, yoga and support groups. Experience a complimentary group yoga session after our conversation if you wish to participate. Women, men and all are welcome to attend. 7pm. NJ Acupuncture Massage & Fertility, 70 park St., unit 208, Montclair. Call 973-33-1195 or visit www.njfertilityacupuncture.com to schedule.

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Summer Academy Classes Montclair Film Academy is excited to offer another enriching and fun-filled session of classes and workshops. Acting For Film & TV. Cinematography Intensive. Comedy Writing Bootcamp. Editing With Premiere Pro. Filmmaking Bootcamp I. Filmmaking Bootcamp II. High School Filmmaking. Improv. Reel World Filmmaking. Screenwriting. Ages 11-17. www.montclairfilm.org/education/summer-academy

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation by a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Fee is $12. Call 973994-4994 for all class schedules, information, andregistration. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Fee is $85 per course. May classes are Intro to WORD and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Spring Art Walk Experience the works of dozens of emerging and established artists installed in the shops and salons of Montclair Center. The event is held with Studio Montclair and First Thursday at the Montclair Art Museum – experience a mile of visual arts throughout downtown. 6-9pm. www.montclaircenter.com

Zero Waste Daniel METC invites you to an evening with Zero Waste Daniel. Founder, Daniel Silverstein is a NY fashion designer, A graduate of Madison High School, FIT and a zero waste pioneer. Daniel will be sharing more about his brand and his process. Light fare and wine served. 6–9pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Registration required www.metc.org

Petit Fours Elegance This class is an introduction to the fine art of making petits fours confections. Learn how to make a frangipane cake and prepare it for glazing. Fee applies. 6:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224. adultschool.org

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Ten New Jersey photographers are each presenting a portfolio of three images showing bold, dramatic and beautiful portraits of flowers. The show is open to the public and free of charge. Runs through May 29. Daily, 9am-4:30pm. The Haggerty Education Center, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. www.arboretumfriends.org

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Discussion, demonstration, and some hands-on participation will cover an assortment of topics including pinching perennials, pruning, and proper use of mulch. Meet at the Visitor Center. Class will be held outdoors. Registration required, by May 14th. 10:30am–Noon. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Visitor Center, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register: online at www.vanvleck.org, or call 973-7444752 ext 3.

Meet the Author Julie Maloney, whose debut novel, “A Matter of Chance,” tells the story of an 8 year old girl’s disappearance from a New Jersey shore town and her mother’s unyielding search for her child. Ms. Maloney is a poet and dancer, and founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting women writers. Free. 7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600 x 251. www.livingstonlibrary.org

Friday, May 3 “Wild Rose” Screening “Wild Rose” is the electrifying story of Rose-Lynn, an ex-con reunited with her family but wholly unprepared to accept responsibility as a mother. Rose-Lynn dreams of leaving Scotland and moving to Nashville to become a country music star, but her plans are put on hold as she looks to find work and provide for her kids. The Montclair Film Festival is proud to present “Wild Rose”, a story of personal triumph, as the 2019 Opening Film. 7:30pm. Wellmont Theater, 50 Seymour St., Montclair. www.montclairfilm.org/events

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The vinyl was searched for the best beats and have assembled an eclectic mix of genres and party starters spinning the hottest old school & new school dance tracks to keep the vibe strong and the dance floor bouncing with dance hits from across the decades. DJ performances every Friday & Saturday from 8pm-1am. Classic late-night comfort food and full desert menu available Fridays & Saturdays 5:30-10pm. Dome Lounge at The Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Rutgers Master Gardener’s 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. For all ages. 10am4pm. Also May 4 from 9am-3pm. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. www.presbyirisgardens.org

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A Town Sponsored ‘Relaxation’ Class Join, Psychotherapist and Inspirational Life Coach, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided visualization. Using breath work, guided imagery, 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. All are welcome. Fridays 8-8:45pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Registration is Required. www.veronanj.org

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Come together with other parents to discuss issues like tantrums, transitions, bedtime, sleep and other topics related to challenging behaviors. Understand the meaning of behaviors that stir you up and learn how to you respond with confidence. Led by Maria Sanders, LSW and PCI Certified Parent Coach® and Jessica Loughlin, LCSW. Also May 17 & 31. 9:30-10:30am. Cornerstone Montclair, Upstairs Community Room198 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. Text to register: 201-500-7397. www.bookme. name/MSParentCoach/lite/terrible-two-and-threenagers

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Mayo GAA Gathering Calling all Mayo GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association ) Fans to a gathering. Full bar, live music, free food. Benefit raffle in aid of The Friends of Darragh/Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave., West Orange. www.shillelaghclub. com, www.kevinbellrepatriationtrust.com

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Saturday, May 4 Verona Library Spring Book Sale A wide array of wonderful gently used adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs are available at bargain prices ranging from 50 cents to $2. Proceeds will be used to support the Verona Library’s children’s, teen and adult programs. 10am-4:30pm and May 5, 2-4:30pm. For info email emailfriendsveronalibrary@gmail.com

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The 15th Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale is the perfect place for stocking up on unique perennials and shrubs to help spruce up your garden. The Garden Staff will be onsite to offer tips and recommendations. Rain or shine. Open to the public. 9am-4pm; May 4: 9am-4pm; May 5: 10am-4pm; May 6: 10am-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. www.vanvleck.org


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One of the largest fashion shows in Essex County, the F.E.B. (Fashion Entertainment Board) Fashion Showcase is one you do not want to miss. The Showcase will have designers who have worked with Liz Claiborne, Leon of Paris, Bloomingdale’s, and many other phenomenal high profile design institutions. The proceeds made from this event will be donated to local charities and student scholarships. 6:30-9:30pm. Essex County College, 55 West Market St., Newark. www.eventbrite. com/o/ecc-fashion-entertainment-board


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Nutty By Nature - The Improv Comedy Troupe The show is based entirely on audience suggestions. “After all”, says executive director Bob Sapoff, “the only thing better than having a great idea is watching it come to life right before your eyes”! In addition to providing the material for the show, audience members are encouraged to bring their own crazy “props” that the actors will use during the show! 8pm. NJ School of Dramatic Arts Theater, 593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. www.njactors.org/nutty

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Unique hand crafted gifts made by local artists for that special someone in your life. Enjoy a treat while shopping in a creative environment. Noon-4pm. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange. www.WOArts.org

Montclair Center Stage Music Festival “Gelotti” Presents The Montclair Center Stage Music Festival will celebrate the tradition of Montclair music with two stages of the best, emerging local talent. The event is free and will feature food, vendors and beer. Noon8pm. Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. www.montclaircenter.com

An afternoon of horses and hats in the grandeur of a Gilded Age mansion. Wear your best hat, grab a mint julep and enjoy the excitement of one of America’s oldest sporting events, all whilst helping to preserve local history. 4-8pm. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Mansion, 285 Madison Ave., Madison. RSVP www.Friendsofflorham.com

Pages to Popcorn Teen Program Read the book first, then come to watch the movie with other teens at the library. Bring blankets and pillows to sit on if you want too. There will be snacks for eating and fun conversation after the movie ends. 1:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

The Walnut Street Fair The Fair features fabulous local Walnut Street businesses, live music and performances, 50+ vendors and displays, food trucks, a beer garden, artists, a Kids’ Zone, 50/50 raffle, and much more. 10am. Rain date: 05/05/19. Hosted by Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JIMN). Walnut Street (between Forest and Grove), Montclair. 973-746-2499. For more info: www.jlmn.org

Sunday, May 5 Montclair Brewery Event The brewery celebrates Cinco de Mayo holiday with an all-day festival including musical performances and local food vendor. Special Mexican inspired craft beers will be on tap. Noon-8pm. The Montclair Brewery,101 Walnut St., Montclair. Visit montclairbrewery.com for additional details. (continued on page 21)

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The Gin Blossoms record “New Miserable Experience” with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs Rita,” and “Found Out About You” rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 5 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay. In 1995, Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela and veteran composer Marshall Crenshaw wrote the bands 4th of 9 sound track inclusions; “Til I Hear It From You.” The smash hit was released as a Gin Blossoms single and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film Empire Records. The band performed in over 100 cities in 2017, and with additional promotional stops 2017 was one of the busiest touring years since the early 90’s. 2017-2018 laps the 25th anniversary of the bands 5 times platinum album New Miserable Experience. In addition to regular admission, special VIP packages are available for each band that include exclusive pre-show Meet and Greet.

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Laughter Yoga Class Laughter is perhaps the only single exercise routine that helps to ease physical, mental and emotional stress all at the same time. The sessions are 55 minutes and are suitable for all ages and abilities. First Sunday of every month. 4pm. Free. Visit www. laughteryoganj.com/events to register, only 12 spots available. Teacher is Joan Castellano, Certified Laughter Yoga teacher. 70 Park Street Suite 208 Montclair. For information call 201-240-5073.

Victorian Tea and Concert Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies followed by a tour of the historic home. After tea, Oakeside’s artist-in-residence, Corinna Sowers Adler, will present “An Afternoon of Song” in the solarium. 1pm. Reservations required. Oakeside, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-4290960.

Maplewood Record Fair + Music Extravaganza Around 30 vendors offering an eclectic assortment of vinyl records, CDs, 78’s, cassettes, music paraphernalia, collectibles, vintage clothing, comics, books, and more. Maplewood’s Cedar Ridge Cafe & Bakery will be serving vegan and vegetarian food. 10am4pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. 973-843-7157. www.thewoodlandnj.com

“Music From Five Centuries” Concert Internationally-acclaimed artists - violinist Elmira Darvarova and distinguished French hornist Howard Wall perform a unique program of music from five centuries for Violin and French Horn. Free admission. Free will donation suggested. 4pm. Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. 973-379-2898.

DIY Eco-friendly Cleaning Products White vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. Believe it or not, these are the key ingredients of many environmentally safe cleaning products. And it all works! Learn about the ingredients found in our personal and household cleaning products you may want to avoid, and how products labeled as “environmentally safe” are not all created equal - and why you should be concerned. 2-4pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston.

Monday, May 6


Jazz Mondays! Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tuns played by Glenn Frank and his talented 16-piece Jazz Band. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

Tuesday, May 7 Weekly Prayer Meditation Circle Join, psychotherapist and Inspirational Life Coach, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation and reviews prayers from ‘The Course In Miracles’. Yoga mats, pillows, head rests, eye masks and blankets are provided. Tuesdays 8-9pm. Registration required. 973- 857-9090. www.meetup.com/Verona-Meditation-and-Wellness

Louis Armstrong 101 In a dazzling multimedia presentation, Armstrong author and historian Ricky Riccardi will demonstrate just how “Satchmo” revolutionized the sounds of jazz and popular music with his innovations. Registration required. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224. www.adultschool.org

Temple Sholom TYKES Your child(ren) will learn about a Jewish Holiday through song, dance, play and food. Program is for members and non-members, cost is free. For children ages 2-5 one Tuesday a month from 4pm-5pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. RSVP to the temple office 973-239-1321.

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Project H.O.P.E. Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series This series addresses the unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. “The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors.” Free. Registration required. 6-7:30pm. Also May 14-“Defining Yourself After Cancer Treatment” 6-7:30pm. RWJBarnabas Health Corporate Office, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

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Art historian Vivian Gordon will provide an introduction to the striking paintings by the 16th century North Italian artist Giovanni Battista Moroni on display at The Frick Collection. 7pm. Millburn Library Auditorium, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-3761006. www.millburnlibrary.org

New Eyes for the Needy is hosting its first Ladies Night Out at their resale shop, Fabulous Finds! Relax and unwind while enjoying wine and snacks while you shop for hidden gems; gently used jewelry and designer pieces, upscale home decor, and stylish sunglasses. 7-9pm. New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Resale Shop, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. www.new-eyes.org

CASA for Children Informative Event Over 1,700 abused and neglected children in Essex County are currently without a permanent home. CASA volunteers work to ensure that essential services are made available to these children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. All it takes is 1 hour to find out how you can make an impact on their lives. Squirrel & the Bee, 515 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. For more information or to RSVP visit w w w. t i n y u r l . c o m / C A S A E s s e x . 973-622-4831.




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Thursday, May 9 Celebrate Red! Gala

Wednesday, May 8 Essex County Special Olympics

Wine Tasting Event

Andy Lackow and friends play it the way you like it. 8-11pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

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Sing the night away. 8pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar. 34 Soutb Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

Enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues over delicious cocktails and cuisine, live music and dancing, and a fabulous auction. Celebrate Red! will honor New Jersey heroes who are strengthening the foundation and supporting the growth of Red Cross services in our communities. 10pm2:30am. The Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Rd., Morristown.

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Cheer on hundreds of Special Olympics student-athletes from throughout Essex County in a variety of track and field events. Rain date: Thursday, May 9. Essex County Brookdale Park, Tom Fleming Athletic Complex, W Circuit Dr., Montclair. www.essexcountynj.org

The Caldwell Public Library Foundation will hold its 4th annual Wine Tasting. Fee applies. 7pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

Breaking News: Navigating Today’s Media Panel Discussion

Shop from an extensive selection of plants. Proceeds are returned to the community through MGC’s community projects, scholarships, youth garden, and speaker’s programs. Noon-8pm; May 10: 8am-8pm; May 11: 8am-4pm (rain or shine). Maplewood Community Pool parking lot, 187 Boyden Ave., Maplewood. www. maplewoodgardenclub.org/plant-sale

As traditional newsrooms shrink and stories are liked, shared and tweeted a million times a day, anyone with a phone can be a journalist. The expert panel examining the current state of news reporting will include Stephanie Clifford, Kevin Lerner, Rob Nelson & Marshall Cohen. Noon-2pm. Registration required by May 1. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-740-0588. www.ncjwessex.org

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Annual Fishing Derby A Family Event for children ages 15 and under. Check in 5-6pm. Grover Cleveland Park Pond, Caldwell.

The Pinnacle of Stone Design Friday, May 10 Lisa Palombo Solo Exhibition

Lisa will be showcasing her paintings through out the season in the Presby (Walther) house living room and in the Bloom Room Gift Shop. You may even find Lisa paintingplein air in the gardens throughout the bloom season. Runs through June 3. Presby Memorial Iris Garden, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-364-0280. www.lisapalombo.com

Tot Shabbat Members and non-members come and experience a brief, song-filled service led by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Feibush for children in grade one and below along with their siblings & families. Tot Shabbat is a great way to meet others with young children and to celebrate Shabbat together. 5:30pm. After the service, enjoy a pizza dinner. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Free but RSVP to the office 973-239-1321.

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“Urintown” The Musical Presented by The youth choir. Through May 12,10-12 at 7:30pm. The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310. www.firstprescaldwell.org

Guffaws for PAWS 2019

May 24 thru May 27

An evening of comedy, complimentary refreshments, and a chance to win prizes–proceeds support PAWS of Montclair, Inc. Tickets www.guffaws-for-paws2019.eventbrite. com. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5212. www.pawsmontclair.org











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Axia Women’s Health axiawh.com

Axia Women’s Health is leading the way in improving women’s health. At the core of achieving this is a caring, connected, and progressive community of nearly 300 providers and 100 women’s health centers across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Their network spans OB/GYN physicians, breast health centers, high-risk pregnancy centers, laboratories, urogynecology, and fertility centers. Together, they put women first by


delivering the personalized care needed for women to lead healthier, happier lives.

EXHIBITOR PREVIEW Get a Sneak Peak at What You’ll Find at the Expo! 42 Park Renovations, LLC 973-610-1601

Specializing in home renovations and new construction including modular homes. Their professionals will access the home and recommend improvements such as repainting and changing fixtures and lighting. The business uses green building-recycled materials and energy efficiency, building time and cost efficiency.

AT THE EXPO: Meet the team and see what kind of changes they could make to your home.


AT THE EXPO: Learn useful information and tips on women’s health, make an appointment, and find giveaways.

Bankers Life

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Bankers Life works with individuals of all ages, primarily 50 and over, with a focus on retirement needs. They also work with many clients that are young and new to the work force. They use insurance products such as Medicare Supplements and Advantage plans, life insurance, long term care insurance, and a variety of products to create income in retirement. Along with insurance they have financial advisers and wealth managers that use investments in conjunction with the insurance to protect retirement.

AT THE EXPO: Bankers Life will be educating attendees on their various services. Learn about how you can meet privately to discuss your specific insurance and financial needs.


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Their collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. They formulate, advocate, & educate—and specialize in high performing skin care and make-up. From lip gloss, to serums, and kid shampoo; they’ve got it all.

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ADT provides residential, small and large business electronic security, fire protection, and alarm monitoring services in North America.

AT THE EXPO: See a demonstration of their home automated system with their Pulse app, and learn tips to make any home safer.

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Amazing Lash

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Offers eyelash extensions that look and feel natural. With four unique styles to choose from, they’ll keep your lashes looking fresh at each appointment.

AT THE EXPO: Consult with lash specialists, watch demos, and find promotional items and coupons.

Any Excuse for a Party

Formed by Elizabeth Candela, a passionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is on a mission to provide cutting-edge technology to empower you to achieve more. It was her vision to create a premier cryotherapy spa and offer Whole Body Cryotherapy, Local Cryotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Normatec Compression Therapy, Hyperice Vibration Therapy, and Celluma Photo Therapy. At B3yond Nutrition, Beth uses evidence-based approach, utilizing strategies that are flexible and fun to help you develop positive habits that are sensible, enjoyable, and sustainable over a lifetime.

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AT THE EXPO: Learn about B3yond Nutrition’s services and receive a facial or local cryotherapy for pain management from Beyond Cryotherapy.

AT THE EXPO: Take fun photos with props at their photo booth and learn about their party services.

Bora’s Pantry LLC

Offers a variety of services to keep the party going all year long. From party supplies to inflatables, they make party planning easier.

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A family owned business, Bora’s Pantry started as an attempt to create the best nutritional recipes for ourselves. They dreamed of delicious foods that would offer ingredients important for our wellbeing. Their goal was create products that are healthy, versatile and include herbs and spices known for their medicinal properties. Every ingredient has a nutritional purpose, and they use no fillers. Their spreads and butters are easy to use and suitable for a multitude of culinary applications.

Asset Consulting, LLC/Allstate

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AT THE EXPO: Business owners will want to head to their table to learn about Property Coverages, General Liability, Cyber Security, and much more!


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Caldwell University

973-618-3000 | www.caldwell.edu A private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Offering 25 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace.

AT THE EXPO: Looking to expand your education? Visit Caldwell University’s expo booth and learn about their bachelor and graduate degree and certification programs.

Carenina by JaidevonJules 551-404-1663 www.jaidevonjules.com

Handmade jewelry made with natural stones and crystals that includes the meaning of each stone. Carenina by JaidevonJules also sells lotions, body washes, and lip balm

AT THE EXPO: See the collection and learn about the meaning of the stones and Carenina’s work. Also grab giveaways and enter to win a raffle!

Chic & Ceci

732-239-2158 www.chicnceci.com

Offering high end women’s clothing for special order.

AT THE EXPO: Visit their booth to see demonstrations, and clothing, pieces and fabric all on display.

The Chiropractic Source

973-228-0500 www.TheChiropracticSource.com

Founded by Drs. Marco Ferrucci and Timothy Lyons, they specialize in a postural corrective chiropractic care called Chiropractic BioPhysics or CBP for short. CBP is the leading non-surgical spinal corrective approach towards health care. In addition to CBP, The Chiropractic Source also offers Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Weekly Wellness Workshops and Health and Wellness Coaching.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a complimentary digital postural assesssments using the PostureScreen Mobile app and grab a giveaway bag.

Claremont Distillery

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Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty 973-228-1050 century21cedarcrest.com

Centurry 21 Cedarcrest Realty is clientfocused, helping you find your dream home, sell your property, or lease the perfect commercial space or building.

AT THE EXPO: The team will offer attendees professional real estate advice, and discuss the buying & selling process and mortgage prequalification. Enter to win their raffle!

Founded under the premise that world class spirits could be produced in the “Garden State.” Their attention to detail through constant and personal monitoring throughout the production process results in true craft spirits that they believe are among the finest produced. Upon tasting their spirits, they believe you will agree!

AT THE EXPO: They will be sampling their award-winning vodka, moonshine and bourbon. Try free tastings of their signature cocktails and enter their monthly gift basket drawing!

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Club Pilates of West Caldwell

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Offering more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With a range of class offerings that challenge your mind as well as your body, they provide a path to a richer, more-fulfilling life

AT THE EXPO: Learn about their workout options and see why Club Pilates is the place for you!

Color Street

A lifestyle brand that provides the tools needed for personal and professional growth, improved health and well-being, and self-empowerment. Created by Joan Herrmann, CYACYL consists of a radio show (Conversations with Joan), magazine, events, and more. Guests and contributors are some of the most inspirational and influential people in the world!

AT THE EXPO: Meet NY radio host Joan Herrmann and learn why your thoughts are so important to your physical and emotional health.

Damsel in Defense

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Giving women the ability to keep themselves and their families safe: at home, on the road, traveling and on their person! From whistles and books to pepper spray and stun guns!

AT THE EXPO: Stop by to try this fabulous product! Get free accent nails and enter to win a manicure.

AT THE EXPO: Damsel in Defense will discuss safety and will be selling their self defense tools!

College of St. Elizabeth

973-290-4000 | www.cse.edu

David Lerner Associates

The College of St. Elizabeth offers a variety of programs for undergraduate, continuing studies, and graduate programs. Their Continued Studies & Graduate programs offer flexibility, meeting the needs of adult learners. With Ed. Choice, you can choose how to learn and earn your degree and switch weekly from online or on campus.

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A Financial Investment firm, DLA is dedicated to educating clients about the financial opportunities available to them. They offer many investment opportunities.

AT THE EXPO: College of St. Elizabeth offers so many options for continued education. Drop by their booth to learn all about their various Continued Studies and Graduate programs.

AT THE EXPO: Say “hi” to the David Lerner team and learn about financial and investment opportunities.

CORE Medical & Wellness

The Dermatology Group

Core Medical & Wellness is a multidisciplinary medical practice with a functional medicine approach which includes: Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, Vein Disease Treatments, Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetics, Adult Pediatric Dermatology, Men’s & Women’s Health. Every patient is treated as an individual with a unique set of problems requiring a tailored approach.

A unique multi-disciplinary practice that incorporates clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology with individualized patient care. Their team of physician’s assistants, licensed aestheticians, and board-certified dermatologists offers comprehensive solutions for both medical and cosmetic skin concerns.

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AT THE EXPO: Win giveaway items, find discounted PRP packages, shop products, and more.

AT THE EXPO: Learn all about the medical, cosmetic, aesthetic and clinical trial services that the practice offers.

Dollface-Chique LLC

Creative Candies & Things

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Dollface-Chique Accessories offers unique, trendy and timeless deco statement and ethnic jewelry. Their versatile collection of resin, beaded, acrylic & marble necklaces, bangles and bracelets can transform your everyday wear into your own Dollface-Chique style.

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Creative Candies & Things is “The Home of Everything Chocolate!.” They create handmade specialty chocolate confections for various events, parties, functions and meetings as well as traditional occasions.

AT THE EXPO: Chocolate lovers, head to this table, where they will be vending specialty Chocolate Bark and other chocolate related items.

AT THE EXPO: Showcasing the most popular and newest pieces recently added to their collection, from extended beaded necklaces, pendants, resin and beaded bracelets.

Crystal Clear Energies

Family Court GPS

Roxanne D’Angelo is the founder of Crystal Clear Energies and is a certified Crystal Master Healer of multiple energy healing modalities, supporting natural healing of the body, mind and spirit. She is an Intuitive Feng Shui and Space Clearing Consultant, clearing discordant energies, creating harmony and balance while aligning her clients with good fortune.

With over 20 years of experience with Legal Coaching and Court Preparation, they can help you go from the NOW WHAT to the HERE’S HOW! To strategically navigate the court system, an educated litigant is an effective litigant.

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AT THE EXPO: Roxanne will be in the Spirituality Room to give Reiki readings–be sure to sign up!


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AT THE EXPO: Discover the ways that Family Court GPS assists clients, and enter to win their raffle.

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Jess Awad Jewelry

Gallas Cosmetics features a selection of Hair Styling Tools, Hair Care Products & Hair Extensions.

Featuring Pure 925 sterling and CZ jewelry collection. Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and custom pieces. All designs range from $25-$50. A, truly, luxury for less brand!

718-753-1877 www.SapphireHairTools.com

AT THE EXPO: Looking to add some flair to your hair? Visit their table, where they will be demonstrating their amazing selections of hair styling tools.

GloriAngels4U2 973-202-6188

Gloria Pappicco-Doka is a Reiki Master and Teacher. She has studied past life regression, numerology, Tarot, Mediumship, Transmedium, Psychic development and Spiritual Hypnosis for Healers.

AT THE EXPO: Visit the Spirituality Room for an Intuitive Reading via stick figure drawing that connects with your Spirit Guide from Gloria.


973-343-2852 | www.golf4her.com

Golf4Her.com is a pro shop for women, offering a wide selection of stylish clothing, accessories and gear from top designers and brands that blend fashion, sport and style. Follow #TeamGolf4Her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for what’s trending in women’s golf. Retail showroom located in Denville.

AT THE EXPO: Ladies who love to golf will want to head over to Golf4Her’s table. Shop clothing, gear, gifts, and accessories that will add plenty of style to your closet.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey 1-855-702-6663 #2 for Horizon Connect www.horizonblue.com

Horizon Connect guides customers through the complexity of health insurance; they help customers better understand how health insurance and their benefits work. Visit their locations to: purchase individual health insurance products and Medicare supplemental policies; learn about the health and wellness tools and products we offer to help members get and stay healthy; get answers to questions about billing and claims, and learn about health benefits, including Medicare and Medicaid; and attend health and wellness events.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about Horizon Connect locations, products and services, and enjoy raffles and giveaways

201-562-4121 www.jessawadjewelry.com

AT THE EXPO: Shop the Jess Awad Jewelry collection and find gifts or pieces just for you!.

Juice Plus

201-738-7079 harrison2.juiceplus.com

Inspiring healthy living with whole food nutritional products, concentrated fruit, vegetable and berry powders, plant-based shakes, vegan omegas and the Tower Garden- an aeroponic growing system.

AT THE EXPO: See what Juice Plus is all about and discover their range of nutrious and delicious products.

JumpStart Healthy Solutions 301-922-4413 JumpStartHealthy@gmail.com

Consultations will explore effective strategies to meet your needs at home and at work, with a focus on doTERRA essential oils. Where curiosity meets simplicity, together you’ll delve into the amazing health and well-being benefits of essential oils.

AT THE EXPO: Discover the strategies that can meet your health needs at home and at work featuring doTERRA essential oils. Sign up for a consultation appointment!

Kearny Bank 800-273-3406 | www.kearnybank.com

By providing a superior level of service, Kearny Bank hopes to earn your long-term loyalty and become your financial partner for many years to come. Whether it is a loan request, information about a deposit product or assistance with one of their other financial services, they pledge to respond quickly, professionally and in a manner that puts your needs first. For Today. For Tomorrow.

AT THE EXPO: Learn all about Kearny Bank’s complete loan, saving, and checking accounts, and grab giveaways for your Swag Bag.

Kozmetika, LLC House of Mimi

301-938-6232 | 301-733-7717 www.houseofmimi.com

A fashion forward jewelry and accessory line created by Michelle Hart, established at the brink of 2010. From handmade pieces to unique, vintage, and fashionably limited finds, House of Mimi articulates the essence of what fashion is; an eclectic combination of things tried before and things brand spanking new.

AT THE EXPO: Shop for yourself or for gifts from House of Mimi’s collection of unique fashion finds.

201-647-3005 www.kozmetikabeauty.com

Kozmetika, LLC is an online retailer of affordable, natural and high-quality skincare products imported from Germany. All products are carefully selected, using highly dosed botanical essences and active ingredients from nature to give you what you need for natural beauty.

AT THE EXPO: Discover new products and test them out yourself! Find new samples of their newest items.

La Divinata Jersey Battered Women’s Service 24-Hour Helpline, 973-267-4763 www.jbws.org

A full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. Their services include a hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education, and youth prevention programs.

AT THE EXPO: Meet one of the expo’s beneficiaries and learn about the important work that they do.

201-985-1702 www.ladivinata.com

Ranked “#1 Psychic in New York City” by GigMasters, La Divinata has been sharing insights at hundreds of events for 20 years. Through tarot cards, palm readings, handwriting analysis, numerology, and tea leaf readings, Vera seeks to provide useful insight– not fluff.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for a free reading from Vera, with a choice of tarot cards (have a situation or question in mind), palm reading (overview of the whole life), or handwriting analysis (letters can speak louder than words!).

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Montclair Rejuvenation Center

Linda Mitchell is an Executive and Personal Life and Success Coach, Speaker, Workshop Leader, regularly featured expert on AM970’s “Coach On Call” and writes a monthly article for the CYACYL magazine. She has been practicing in the coaching and healing arts for over 20 years, empowering people to move through life’s transitions and challenges with clarity, confidence, purpose and passion.

A Full Service Medispa that offers the latest technologies in Aesthetic Treatments. Services include injectibles, PDO Threads, Vaginal Rejuvenation, PRP Microneedling, PRP Hair Restoration, IPL Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal, Coolsculpting, Cryoskin 2.0, Hydrafacial and Body Contouring.

201-788-9318 | LivingInspiredCoaching.com

973-650-3204 montclairrejuvenationcenter.com

AT THE EXPO: Sign up to receive Divine Guidance through an Akashic Record Reading in the Spirituality Room.

AT THE EXPO: Find raffles and giveaways, and learn about their wide selection of services!

Lorraine Regan Photography 646-220-6100 www.lorraineregan.com Instagram: @1regan

Proud to Support the North Jersey Woman Expo

AT THE EXPO: Meet Lorraine and learn about all of her photography services!

Andrea H. Spatola, Financial Advisor Direct Dial: (908) 518-5414 Andrea.Spatola@morganstanley.com NMLS ID# 1809628 150 JFK Parkway, 2nd Floor | Short Hills, NJ 07078

Commercial, business, lifestyle and family portraiture and interiors photography for commercial businesses, advertising and designers.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. CRC #2475683

M&T Bank

201-742-4694 | 973-377-9400 www.mtb.com

One of the top 20 full-service U.S.-based commercial banks, with 17,000 employees and a long history of community-focused banking. Founded in 1856, M&T provides commercial, retail, business, investment, mortgage, and professional banking services through more than 750 branches and 1,800 ATMS throughout NY, MA, NJ, PA, DE, CN, VA, WV, and the District of Columbia.

AT THE EXPO: M&T Bank will raffle off a gift basket and educate attendees on their services, partner networking, and more.

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Proud to Support the North Jersey Woman Expo Tasha Garcia, Financial Advisor Direct Dial: (973) 921-6519 Tasha.Garcia@morganstanley.com NMLS ID# 1760552 150 JFK Parkway, 2nd Floor | Short Hills, NJ 07078

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

Linda Schulz 201-303-0148 | lindschlz@aol.com

CRC #2475683

Women everywhere want products that deliver results. At Mary Kay, Inc., an expert team of scientists uses the most advanced skin care technology available to ensure that consumers get what they want: innovative products they can believe in at a price they can afford.

Myriad Genetics

AT THE EXPO: Linda Schulz will demonstrate how to brighten up your look with Mary Kay’s incredible products. Win giveaway prizes and pick up samples!

Identify patients’ risk of 8 hereditary cancers. Provide prenatal screening for at-risk couples for 176 different diseases and provide noninvasive

201-892-7879 Myriad.com

prenatal screening to identify the risk of chromosomes abnormalities in the fetus.


Livingston: 973-251-2437 Wayne: 973-646-8383 www.MediWeightloss.com

Their medical program uses proven nutrition, lifestyle modification, and accountability protocols to succeed in weight loss. Weekly 1-on-1 visits are scheduled to review progress based on patient goals, health status, and food/exercise preferences. Metabolic testing is conducted to determine anti-obesity medication needs. Patients eat real food, learn how to cook delicious recipes, and order healthy options from menus.

AT THE EXPO: Medi-Weightloss Livingston and Wayne will discuss their services, conducting health screening, and giving away a raffle!

Mo Betta Gourmet Catering 973-776-2010

AT THE EXPO: Get ready for some mouthwatering food! Mo Betta will be providing samples of their delicious items and will also be selling dinners.

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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 973-841-4313 ovarian.org

The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors. Through national programs and local NOCC chapter initiatives, the NOCC’s goal is to educate communities and increase awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The NOCC also provides information to assist newlydiagnosed patients, hope to Survivors, and support to caregivers. The NOCC is also committed to the advancement of ovarian cancer research.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer as well as community events for survivors and to benefit the NOCC’s mission.

Mo Betta Gourmet Catering provides catering services for all events. Find them on Facebook and Instagram!


AT THE EXPO: Will educate attendees about breast, ovarian, colon, pancreatic and other cancers; provide information about different options of reducing the risk of different cancers; and provide onsite cancer screenings for attendees that meet criteria based on societal guidelines.

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NCJW/West Essex Center for Women 973-994-4994 centerforwomenNJ.org

The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a nonprofit community service that is open to all women regardless of their religious affiliation. It has been at the forefront of social change supporting the needs of women, children, and families in a safe, nurturing place. The Center offers career services, computer classes, workshops, and self-empowerment programs for women.

NJ Spine & Joint

973-433-0889 | www.njspinejoint.com Linda & Rudy Slucker

Center Women NCJW/Essex

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the various services, including the Job Club and legal consultations, that NCJW offers!

A multi-specialty Wellness Center that provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare available today. Safe, natural treatment programs include: Cold Laser Therapy, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Medical Massage, PRP Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Trigger Point Injections and Weight Loss Plans.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by their table for a pass for a free doctor consultation at the Wellness Center. They will educate on their state-ofthe-art treatments, therapies and technologies.

Pamira Bezmen Photography New York Life Insurance

732-744-3769 | newjersey.nyloffices.com/

Whether you are starting out in life or preparing to make the most of retirement, New York Life can provide the financial services–retirement planning, college funding, and life insurance.

AT THE EXPO: There are so many options when it comes to insurance! Learn about all of your options for insurance, investment and retirement vehicles.


609-308-2530 | www.njawbo.org

Established in 1978, this organization encourages and supports business ownership by women, offering myriad opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership, professional development, and mentoring. Monthly networking events are held in each of its 6 regions across the state, along with 3 annual statewide conferences/expos.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

862-812-2313 pamirabezmenphotography.com

An award-winning, full service portrait studio. They offer portraiture for family, generations, maternity, newborn, children, glamour, seniors, models, and professionals. Pamira creates beautiful images, along with safe, loving care for your babies, and offers a wide selection of award-winning professional print products. Every single detail is customized to your taste and style.

AT THE EXPO: Connect with Pamira to see her portfolio, prints, and albums!

Paterson Habitat for Humanity ReStore www.habitatrestorewayne.org

A fundraising arm of the Paterson Habitat for Humanity Affiliate. Donations of “Gently Used” and new appliances, furniture and building material are sold to the public in the ReStore. All profits benefit The Paterson Habitat for Humanity to fund their building activities.

AT THE EXPO: Meet the ReStore team to learn all about what they do and how they help! Discover what kind of products, furniture, and appliances they have for sale.

“ Knowing that we’re covered by a solid insurance company is everything to us.

Jeff – Cinnaminson, NJ


we’ll always be here for you.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Rodan & Fields

Founded on the simple, yet big idea–that a lifestyle brand could help women “elevate their GYM. WORK. PLAY. everyday.” They marry awesome athletic fabrics with sophisticated design to deliver contemporary, insanely comfortable apparel for gym, work and play. They provide women with the opportunity to launch their own fashion business with none of the financial risk.

R&F is the # 1 premium skincare brand in North America offering dermatology inspired products for all skincare types, ages and genders.

914-960-4494 www.discoverpeach.com/s/carlab1

AT THE EXPO: Learn about Peach’s mission, apparel, and opportunities, and enter their raffle.

908-967-3563 Lisamgraham.myrandf.com

AT THE EXPO: Receive a free personalized skincare consultation, sample R&F products, and learn about this amazing business opportunity! Enter to win a free Lash Boost.

RWJBarnabas Health PM Pediatrics

516-869-0650 www.pmpediatrics.com


Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics is the nation’s largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care with 39 locations in the Northeast. Each location is staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. The company’s mission is to provide outstanding clinical care with a focus on minimizing pain and unnecessary tests in a unique office environment tailored for pediatric patients. PM Pediatrics accepts most types of insurance and features short wait times and convenient hours, 365 days a year.

AT THE EXPO: Grab giveaway items including pens and hand sanitizer, and learn all about this unique urgent care.

888-724-7123 www.rwjbh.org

Providing an array of women’s specialty services, from reproductive and maternal medicine, to obstetrics and maternity services, as well as mammography and gynecologic oncology, they offer women nationally recognized care. RWJBarnabas Health strives to meet the evolving needs of women—whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs, including access to primary and specialty care providers. For more information, visit rwjbh.org.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by and visit RWJBarnabas Health at the North Jersey Woman Expo and learn about their nationally renowned services and check out their free screenings. Meet health experts from your local Barnabas Health Medical Group practices.

Sandra C. Fava Family Law Partner/Fox Rothschild LLP 973-994-7564 www.foxrothschild.com/Sandra-c-fava

QuoteHope ®

www.quotehope.com quotehope1234@gmail.com

Sandra has dedicated her legal career to the thoughtful and diligent representation of clients in family law matters, using her diverse experience to show clients that the divorce process does not have to be frightening or frustrating. Sandra’s effective strategies, innovative solutions and compassionate counsel help her clients navigate the right resolution of their matters.

Quotes are printed on the item of your choice, and are sometimes witty, sometimes poignant, sometimes whimsical…and they always offer hope to those who might have lost track of it. Hope’s online store, QuotesRHope™, features everything from household items for the kitchen and bath and the living room to office supplies and greeting cards, to accessories and t-shirts for men, women, children and even dogs! Choose from 200 original quotes

AT THE EXPO: Meet Sandra Fava and learn about her services and upcoming speaking events. Find giveaway items as well!

found in over 30 collections and more than 1000 items.

AT THE EXPO: Come see QuoteHope®’s online products in person and find fun giveaways!

Rand, Feuer & Klein LLC 973-582-6200 www.randfeuerklein.com

Rand, Feuer, & Klein, LLC was designed with extraordinary ambitions. After more than 25 years in the insurance industry, managing one of New Jersey’s leading agencies, Dennis F. Klein, CPCU, ARM, wanted to offer clients something more–solid coverage, affordable prices, and expert advice from an actual person.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the many insurance opportunities they offer while picking up fantastic giveaways.

973-801-7091 krisledonne.com

Discover a wide array of wax warmers, room sprays, cleaners, and diffusers. They have also partnered up with Disney and there are several products available that would certainly catch the eye of children!

Books a party with Scentsy and receive a gift on the spot! Learn how their warmers operate and shop from their range of products.

Sears Home Improvements Products

800-665-2127 | www.searshomepro.com

AT THE EXPO: Sears Home Pros will consult with you on their various in-home services so you can improve everything from your bathroom to your cabinets.

Dedicated to preserving captured family memories so photo/video legacies can be shared and enjoyed now and for future generations. Services include: digitizing memorabilia; photo management services; custom photo books and album designing; premium wall galleries designed for homes and places of business; and personalized photo gifts.


650-387-9787 www.skedago.com

AT THE EXPO: Discover Reminiscence, see samples of their work, and learn about how to time-proof and share your most meaningful memories. Pre-order custom products at the expo.

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973-494-4068 mpatrisso.scentsy.us

Offeirng free in-home estimates for the following services: HVAC, windows, doors, sidings, roofing, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, flooring, cabinets re-facing and countertops.

Reminiscence by Kris LeDonne



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Skëdagø is a water-enhancing powder that contains all-natural flavor and electrolytes. Add powder to 16 oz of water for clean, healthy hydration.

AT THE EXPO: Sample Skëdagø yourself at their booth, learn about this exciting product, and even buy some to take home.

Skyland World Travel

908-852-7081 skylandworldtravel.com

It’s All About You!” Skyland World Travel customizes your travel experience. A locally woman-owned and operated, full service travel agency with global reach, they provide clients with exceptional service and competitive pricing. They have the experience and expertise in planning your upcoming vacation as smoothly as possible so you get the most out of every minute! Experience the difference Skyland World Travel can make!

AT THE EXPO: Ask Skyland World Travel all your travel-related questions! Find brochures and giveaway items, and enter to win a $100 gift certificate towards any trip on Globus.

SlowBurn Personal Training Studios

973 233-1013 | 212 579-9320 www.SlowBurnpersonaltraining.com

SlowBurn is a form of weight lifting that uses very slow, smooth, and controlled lifting and lowering movements rather than the typical high force, explosive lifting seen in most gyms and training studios. The SlowBurn personal training method not only improves your muscular strength, but your flexibility, endurance, aerobic power and your metabolic rate. All in just 30 minutes a week. They have been using the SlowBurn technique exclusively for 16 years at their current location and have conducted thousands of personal training sessions with people just like you with tremendous success.

AT THE EXPO: Head to SlowBurn’s table for body composition testing, raffles, and the opportunity to learn about how their unique training method can help you.

Stay on Track with Rev. Susanne Kaltsas 973-519-2277 www.susannekaltsas.com

A professional counselor and life coach with over 30 years of experience working with children and adults of different backgrounds. Her creative approach towards counseling and coaching encourages clients to obtain a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. She aims to help people understand themselves better, receive healing and move forward.

AT THE EXPO: See how Rev. Susanne’s professional counseling and coaching services can offer you healing and guidance, on a journey that can be fun and interesting, as you learn more about yourself and set your sails towards a better tomorrow.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

973-736-7899 | www.suzyques.com

A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment most nights and special activities throughout the week. SuzyQue’s focuses on friendly, casual service that delivers mouth-watering BBQ that brings together Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, and Carolina flavors with hints of south and Creole.

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

973-634-4137 www.touchstonecrystal.com/ kathleensnider

Swarovski is a name synonymous with quality and craftmanship. Who can forget the crystal Oscars curtains at the Academy Awards? Their direct sales jewelry collection does NOT disappoint with an array of styles, colors, and most of all - SPARKLE! There is something for everyone! Follow Kat’s Sparkles on Facebook for current specials all year round: www. facebook.com/KatsSparkle.

AT THE EXPO: Watch demonstrations on the different ways to wear Touchstone Crystal jewelry, and enter their raffle to win a prize!

University of Phoenix 201-356-5720 www.phoenix.edu

The University of Phoenix provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

AT THE EXPO: The Jersey City Campus will talk to attendees about career development, educational workshops and much more.

The Wellness Agenda

Miram Belov | www.wellnessagenda.com

Miriam Belov, MAT, RMT is The Keep Calm Mentor who travels globally/serves personally. She is a #1 bestselling author, consultant, meditative speaker and expert in mind-body-spirit work – open heartedly sharing the techniques she has pioneered for over 35 years. A Reiki Master, her psychic energy work moves clients from dis-ease to integral health and from fear to success. Miriam also teaches on all media and for organizations, ie: The Met and The United Nations.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a past-life reading from Miriam Belov when you visit the Spirituality Room.

Whispers from An Angel

Carol Marker | 201-341-8728 www.facebook.com/giftsfromangels

Carol Marker is a Medium, Psychic, & Intuitive Counselor who does Angel Card Readings. She connects to loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. She has 21 years experience as a medium and loves giving peace, serenity and love to clients from the other side.

AT THE EXPO: Carol Marker, Medium, Psychic, will perform Angel Card Readings for expo guests in the Spirituality Room.

AT THE EXPO: Sample their mouth-watering barbeque dishes and sides, and chat about upcoming events at SuzyQue’s!


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609-661-2155 | topgolf.com

Each Topgolf venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing bays for year-round comfort, an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces for groups of any size, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.

AT THE EXPO: Topgolf’s table will be filled with free items that you can play to win. Don’t miss out on receiving a free coupon for their venue, too!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 • 4-8PM MAYFAIR FARMS, WEST ORANGE To purchase tickets call 973-276-1688 or visit

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SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 START TIME: 4PM All pre and post race activities will take place at:

Investors Bank, 249 Millburn Avenue, Millburn Online Registration: www.compuscore.com

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For more information or to schedule a private tour call 973-400-3307 or visit www.DaughtersofIsrael.org 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 32

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Soul Cruisers Concert

An 11 piece show band performing all the greatest R & B, Soul, Disco, and Motown hits of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Dinner session 6pm-8pm. “Show Only” DJ Music between 8-8:30pm. Live Musical performance starts at 8:30pm. The “Dinner & Show” Package includes a cocktail hour-style buffet dinner. Hosted in The Manor’s Imperial Ballroom, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Victor Jones Ensemble Performs Enjoy a very special night of outstanding jazz as the Victor Jones Ensemble performs. This fabulous evening, Acid Jazz Night, is a not-tobe-missed event. 7-11pm. Tickets are available through: Eventbrite: www.dljentertainmentvictor329. eventbrite.com or at the Montclair Brewery, 101 Walnut St., Montclair. montclairbrewery.com

Piglet Weigh-In!

Meet the piglets born this spring, and help the farmers round them up for weighing. Guess which piglet weighs the heaviest - be careful, they are wiggly! 1-2pm. 2-3pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township. 973-3267645. www.morrisparks.net

20th Annual Our House Run Our House Foundation is hosting the 20th Annual 4 Miler and 2 Mile Walk. All division Championship USATF-NJ Grand Prix Series. Fee includes over $1,000 in random prizes including long sleeve shirt, lunch,,DJ, personal bibs, free photo download, VIP Club/ teams incentives available. Register online at www.OurHouseOurRun. orgRegistration closes May 9th. Call 908-464-8008 x 122 with questions.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Saturday, May 11 Intro to Photoshop with Adobe Learn the Basics of Photoshop with Certified Adobe Instructor Blake Taylor! Blake will review the essential tools to enhance your photographs. Practice images will be provided. You will receive a take home booklet to reference when needed. Bring 1-2 images you would like to work on. Each student will need a notebook and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Thumb drives or external pocket hard drives are all suitable. 11am-3pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300. www.uniquephoto.com

A stunning and evocative portrait of the American Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, one of the greatest novelists. Following Morrison from her childhood to her work as a leading literary editor and through her influential career as a novelist, the film gives voice to Morrison herself, allowing her words and experience to provide a form of autobiography. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. www.montclairfilm.org

Annual Glen Ridge Eco-Fair / Art Festival

The 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

Visit this family festival to enjoy a spectacular lineup of eco-friendly vendors, local artists and craftspeople, and exhibitors. Children will delight in hands-on, take-home crafts and planting projects. Shop for sustainable and organic gifts. Explore the Auto Evolution Show displaying cars from antiques to electric. Learn tips about recycling, composting and vegetable gardening. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians. 10am-3:30pm. Glen Ridge town center. 973-5669696. www.goglenridgegreen.org

The Transcontinental Railroad connected a nation in May 1869 when the Golden Spike was driven in Promentory, Utah. Special Events: Vintage train rides along the historic “Whippanong Trail” throughout the day; track laying demonstration; cab tours of Steam Locomotive No. 385; music performances by Bach-To-Rock; educational and fun for the whole family! Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-887-8177. www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net

Dance Performance

Led by award-winning contemporary choreographer Ariel Grossman, Ariel Rivka Dance will host an interactive performance at Second Saturdays at Central, a free, public community event. The program, featuring the company’s eight female dancers, will begin by teaching the audience the movement, followed by performance and a meet/greet with the dancers. 3pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St., Montclair. www.arielrivkadance.com

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Parenting Retreat Join Maria Sanders, LSW and PCI Certified Parent Coach® and Jean Beeks, Certified Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher for a half day of fun, and connection: Tea time and building connections-Yoga and meditation; engaging activities to fill your soul. Tea, coffee, and snacks included, BYO lunch or order in. 10am2pm. Cornerstone Montclair, 198 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. 201-5007397 for inquiries. www.bookme. name/MSParentCoach/lite/mothers-day-retreat

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. 9-3pm. For all ages. Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. www.essexcountyparks.org/facilities/ environmental-center

Singing for Puerto Rico: A benefit for Puerto Rican Relief Union Congregational Church is presenting a concert featuring music from the operatic stage and music theater. Proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Free. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 8pm. 973-744-7424. www.unioncong.org

5K Run for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The mission of the foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness about this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives. Proceeds from the event help accelerate innovative research and drug development, as well as advance care and advocacy. Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. 10am. Registration. 11am 5K Walk. Essex County Verona Park, Bloomfield Ave. and Lakeside Ave.,Verona. www.fightcf.cff.org

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USATF certified course on the scenic Orange Reservoir in West Orange. 5K & Fun Walk to save sea turtles. Awards for top finishers. 8:301m start. Details at www.SeaTurtleRevovery.org

“Rapunzel” Production Well-known characters from the classic story mingle with delightful new characters to answer your long-asked questions: How did Rapunzel end up in the tower? Where did the prince come from? And most important of all, just What the heck is a “Rapunzel”? May 11, 12, 18, 19 at 1:30 and 3:30pm. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752. www.studioplayhouse.org/rapunzel

Treat your mother, grandmother, or special person in your life to an elegant afternoon high tea, featuring a multi-course sampling of scrumptious scones, tantalizing tea sandwiches, and delectable desserts created by David Ellis Events. After tea, take a guided stroll about our spring gardens. Seating begins at 12:45pm and serving promptly at 1pm. Advance registration is required. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of the beautiful gardens including the extensive lilac collection. Enjoy some light refreshments and purchase some baby lilacs to plant at home or give to Mom. Enjoy activities for the whole family. Noon-4pm. Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd., Far Hills. www.willowwoodarboretum.org

A Celebration of Mothers Join the Society of Musical Arts for a free concert with the Society of Musical Arts Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Culbertson of West Orange. Special feature: world premiere of Concierto Caribe by Roberto Sierra with flute virtuoso Carol Wincenc. Also on the program, music by Ravel, Strauss Jr., Sibelius, Gould, and Rózsa. 3pm. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

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Mother’s Day at Presby The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturalist and a founder of The American Iris Society. This living museum offers a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world. Treat Mom to a special iris or item from the Bloom Room Gift Shop. This year a gourmet box lunch is offered from Noon-2pm. Purchase online or call 973-783-5974. Free music program 11am -3pm. Presby Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet will be performing on the terrace. This is a free concert; there is no registration. Concert is weather-permitting. 1-2:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. www.vanvleck.org

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ickets are on sale for the eighth annual Montclair Film Festival. This year the festival runs from May 3 to May 12. The 2019 Festival features more than 150 features, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and student films. The opening night feature is Wild Rose, directed by Tom Harper and starring Jessie Buckley, with a party and Q&A afterwards at The Wellmont Theater. The Storyteller Series features In Conversation with Mindy Kaling in support of her film Late Night. Stephen Colbert moderates the talk as well as In Conversation with Ben Stiller on May 5th. Colbert will also host the discussion after

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Parents Care Circle

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Providing skills, strategies, and support for parents of children with anxiety or depression to come together in a group setting to learn from each other and practice mindful parenting skills, manage stress through art and re-energize. 5week session. Mondays 11am12pm, May 13-June 17. (no session Monday May 27th) A Sip of Art, 325 Prospect Ave., West Orange. www.asipofart.com/event/2028/parent-care-circle

Open the doors of opportunity when you meet and interview with hiring managers at companies ranging from small local businesses clear on up to Fortune 500 corporations. Benefit packages offered. Free for all job seekers. 11am-2pm. Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport, 160A Frontage Rd., Newark. www.eventbrite.com/e/newark-job-fairmay-14-2019

Starting and Managing a Successful Home Based Business

Safe Shredding

This seminar covers the steps required to start and run a successful home based company and is designed for anyone either contemplating or already running their own business. Presented by the Newark Chapter of SCORE. 6.30-8.30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Registration required at www.livingstonlibrary.org

Wednesday, May 15

Temple Sholom of West Essex hosts the Safe Shredding Truck on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost is $10 for a11x17 box. You must call the temple office 973-239-1321 for drop off information or other shredding dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Meet the Author Sarada Chiruvolu, author of “Home At Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness, “ will visit the library to discuss her personal spiritual journey to self-realization. 7pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-2268636. www.roselandpubliclibrary.org

Turtle Dance Music Show Turtle Dance Music presents a high-energy show to engage children of all ages with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is also crafted for children on the Autism Spectrum. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Parents, and caregivers are also welcome to join the fun. This family program is best for ages 2+. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

The Inventor in You Learn about inventing from start to finish from award winning research scientist and inventor, Charles Kannankeril. Having eighty four patents and many trade secrets, Charles will discuss how to identify areas where an invention could solve a problem, develop the mindset, motivation and determination to develop inventions, and how to protect the inventions by filing for patents. 7pm-8:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Registration required at www.livingstonlibrary.org

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The Creation and Expansion of Cubism Cubism represents a key aspect of modern art. This class will follow its development, beginning with its roots in the art of the late nineteenth century and continuing with an exploration of its various forms and wide subsequent influence. Registration required. Fee applies. 7pm. Montclair Public LIbrary, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224. www.adultschool.org

“The More Things Change” Art Exhibition

Thursday, May 16 Lacordaire Academy Annual Used Book Sale Feed Your Need to Read! Over 35,000 gently used adult and children’s hardcover, paperback, and audio books, sorted by subject to make shopping a breeze. 4-8pm, May 17, 9am8pm, May 18, 9am-5pm, and May 19, $5-a-bag day, 9am-5pm. Lacordaire Academy, 155 Lorraine Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-1156 x33 www.LacordaireAcademy.com

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Celebrate The Art Party with a luncheon that honors Partners for Health Foundation, our community partner working to make our communities healthier. 11am. Montclair Art Museum. 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. For more info: www.montclairartmuseum.org/support/special.

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Austin Romanaux, now 20, started painting in 2014 under the tutelage of Mona Brody, an artist and professor at Pratt Institute. Runs through August 23. Opening Reception: 7-10pm. Grover House Gallery, 333 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-7838700.

National Public Gardens Day Garden docents will lead you on a stroll through the grounds, introducing you to some of their favorite garden plants and highlighting details of the Arboretum’s unique and interesting history. Tours begin at the Visitors Center at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Musical Theater Auditions

Nicholas Starace, author of “White Sails Became Me: Memoirs of a Seafaring Heritage,” will give a presentation on his seafaring adventures around the world. 7pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636 or www.roselandpubliclibrary.org

Auditions! Broadway Boot Camp! July 1st-20th. Final Show in NYC. Exciting classes in singing, dancing,TV/acting, comedy, stage combat, auditioning and more. Meet and train with Agents and B’way Professionals. Ages 7-18, beg.-adv. levels. Pool party. To schedule appt., call Randy: 973-868-6259.

Friday, May 17

Duel Of The Decades: 70’S Vs. 80’S

Music for May In Montclair The Community Band presents a concert performed by 60 adult musicians from Montclair and the surrounding communities. A great event for all ages! 7:30pm. Montclair High School Auditorium, 100 Chestnut St, Montclair. www.MontclairCommunityBand.org

Two of the greatest cultural eras go head-to-head in the ultimate battle. A fun and unique evening of pop culture, Duel Of The Decades is an interactive live music competition. Are you Team 70’s or Team 80’s? Using your mobile device, cast your vote to determine the winner. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. www.bit.ly/Duel7080Mont. www.montclaircenter.com

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FORM, FUNCTION & FAB! By Cynthia Burns


e provide quality work at a fair price,” says Andrew Koutoudis, owner of NJ Kitchens and Baths. He describes the business as a small shop, one that allows him to directly manage each project. “I am the customer’s point of contact from start to finish.”

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Remodeling a kitchen or bath is a significant project, especially when expanding or reconfiguring the space. “If designed properly,” says Koutoudis, “it can contribute to the value of your home.”

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NJ Kitchens and Baths specializes in kitchen and bathroom design and cabinetry. The company designs, builds and installs cabinets, countertops, hardware and fixtures. Made-to-order countertops are the norm. When remodeling a kitchen, choose the cabinets first, Koutoudis advises. Once that decision is made, it will be easier to select a countertop. He explains that his customized designs remain true to the architectural uniqueness of each home. This helps determine if the cabinet style will be traditional, which tends to be a bit more ornate; to contemporary featuring flat, simple lines without much detail or transitional, which encompasses elements from both. In addition to the aesthetics of a design, Koutoudis says, “Functionality and space planning are important. The client needs to be able to work in the space efficiently and comfortably.” A bathroom is a comfort zone within the home. “Your bathroom should be comfortable, attractive and functional,” notes Koutoudis. One of the most May 2019

important decisions to make is whether to install a shower, tub or both. Koutoudis assists clients in choosing realistic design elements within the budget allotted for the project. He reminds clients that a renovation is more than cabinets and a countertop. The project may consist of new floors, ceiling, appliances and everything in between. The owner brings more than 20 years of construction experience to each project. He opened his showroom in 2016. NJ Kitchens and Baths is fully licensed and insured, and all required permits are obtained by them. “We like to build a good relationship with clients,” says Koutoudis. “Our goal is that they are happy with the completed project and have no reservations about the work we do.”

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Celebrate Mom with a Woodhouse gift card. Printable gift cards are available online. 14kt. white gold and .45ct. diamond necklace (including chain) and your choice of genuine blue, yellow topaz or amethyst in the center. Retail price is $2800. Mother Day Special–Only $995!

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ivingston’s MuscleCar Garage is all about classic, muscle cars. Opened in 2006 by Steve Ottomanelli and Joel Rothke, the business is the best source for restored 1930’s to 1980’s muscle cars. Their showroom boasts a well-stocked inventory of Corvettes, Convertibles, and other classics. They pride themselves on selling the very best cars and guarantee the highest quality of muscle and classic cars. Along with selling, MuscleCar Garage offers a wide variety of services at their clean, climate controlled facility. They offer short and long-term storage, where customers can store their cars or motorcycles at the fully secure facility. For those looking to sell, MuscleCar Garage offers vehicle appraisals to determine a vehicle’s worth. Additional services include, but are not limited to, simple tune-ups and maintenance, detailing, pre-purchase inspection, and performances upgrades. Go on down and visit Joel and Steve, and let them assist you with all your Classic and Performance Automotive needs.

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From Darts to Custom Pool Tables The Game Room Store has it all—plus fun! By Janis Hashe


n the 45 years since Fairfield’s The Game Room Store opened, retail has changed dramatically, second-generation owner Wayne Masters acknowledges. But his business, with its extensive array of games, from darts to backgammon to bocce ball, and furniture, from foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard and pool tables to bars and stools, has embraced change. One significant addition: custom recycled-wood furniture. Masters started with a wine rack made from wood pallets. “It sold that same day,” he says. He taught himself how to make dart cabinets, bars, pub tables—and the demand grew. “Tell us what you want, what kind of wood, and we’ll make it,” Masters says. He has also kept his games inventory fresh and unique, and created a friendly environment where customers can enjoy themselves as they try out the demo pool table or a new game. “We make the retail experience a fun experience,” he says.

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or those purchasing a house, especially first-time homeowners, a lack of knowledge can make that final decision even more difficult. Luckily, Premiere Contractors in Montclair will advise clients who may have a number of questions or concerns about a home they are in the process of purchasing. Beginning with the home inspection report, they will walk clients through what everything means and what some of the more immediate items may be. Says owner Bill Wojtowicz, “We’ll have a conversation to understand their situation, answer any questions or concerns they may have regarding its current condition and then discuss their master plan with regard to what they want their home to look and feel like after it’s repaired and/or renovated.” With over 20 years of experience working on old homes throughout the Montclair area, Premiere Contractors knows what common issues and pitfalls to look for. These include “the electrical system, particularly old wiring and lack of adequate circuits in old homes; the plumbing and heating system, particularly old water lines; the condition of the roof and windows; termite damage; water damage and rot, ” notes Bill. He also advises clients to obtain a chimney, roof, sewer line, termite, and radon inspection as well as an electrical inspection including circuit mapping.

Upon reviewing all reports, Premiere Contractors can help clients understand costs and the timing in which the repairs or renovations should be made to avoid redundant work, which only add to the overall costs. If the clients do decide to move forward with the home purchase, then Premiere Contractors offers full design amd build services and will help guide them through the renovation process turning their new house into their home.

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Saturday, May 18 Historic Walking Tour Of Olmsted’s Anderson Park

Before Essex County’s 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 park came to be created over a century ago, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Free. 10am. Meet at the boulder at the park’s northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973477-7207. www.FriendsOfAndersonPark.com

Family Garden Party 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 Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974. www.presbyirisgardens.org

Intro to Lightroom with Adobe Join Adobe Certified instructor Blake Taylor for this hands-on class that will introduce you to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. By following a photographic workflow, you’ll first learn how to import digital photos into Lightroom. From there, you’ll learn different ways to manage your photos, make one-click adjustments, and then make more advanced adjustments using the controls that Lightroom offers. You’ll also experiment with Lightroom’s non-destructive environment by enhancing a variety of photos by working within Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules. 11am-3pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300.

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Caldwell/West Caldwell Education Foundation 5th Annual 5K This popular event attracts everyone from the serious runner to local principals and teachers competing for the fastest school to families walking and running together. Runners and walkers will have the opportunity both before and after the racer to sample light refreshments and browse sponsor tables. The event is a certified Grand Prix Race sanctioned by the NJ Track and Field Organization. The Foundation has helped to fund educational programs and purchase equipment for classroom use that would not necessarily be available within the district’s budget. Register online or in person the day of the event. www.cwcef.org 9am at James Caldwell High School (JCHS), West Caldwell.

Full Moon Hike For the 34th time, the paths of Essex County’s beautiful Verona Park will again be transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery with handcrafted jewelry, clothing, clay, metal, wood, photography, sculpture and artwork to satisfy every taste.The free event will be held from 10am-5pm, rain or shine.Co-sponsored by Essex County Department Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, Inc, the show is located on the corner of Lakeside and Bloomfield Avenues. Go to www.rosesquared.com for additional info and a gallery of creations of participating exhibitors. Also May 19.

May’s full moon is known as the “Flower Moon” to signify the flowers that bloom during this month. Join Hazel England, GSWA Director of Education and Outreach, Land Steward, as she leads us on a hike to discover some gentle nighttime creatures. This hike is free to all GSWA members. Non-members welcome. 7:30–9pm. GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA), 83 Tiger Lily Ln., Harding Township. Registration required. 973-538-3500. www.GreatSwamp.org

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First Time Home Buying Seminar Presenting will be real estate representatives, mortgage brokers and attorneys. Discussed will be the pre-approval process, various loan programs, overview of mortgage process and qualifications. Finish up with covering the attorney review, title search and review and home inspections. There will be a question and answer period as well as brunch. 11am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973226-2837. www.caldwellpl.org

“The Cat Rescuers” Documentary “The Cat Rescuers,” a documentary film about cats struggling to survive in NYC and the people who work to help them with trap, neuter, vaccinate and return (TNVR). Junior CPAW NJ volunteers Cecilia and Layla designed and are making cat bags to hold free popcorn during the movies. 4-6pm. The event is a “purrfect” Saturday afternoon event, shown at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. www.cpawnj.org/events/ and click on “The Cat Rescuers Screening”.

The Art of Flower Photography Workshop Nature photographer David DesRochers’ “The Art of Flower Photography” will help participants to understand digital SLR camera settings and how to use them to manage light and sharpness. David will also cover the basics of composition and will share a few creative ideas that you can use to change an ordinary subject into a work of art. Bring your camera for a hands-on practice session following the presentation. 1-3:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Sunday, May 19 Pastel Demonstration Artist Dannielle Mick discusses and teaches participants about the Richeson line of (soft) pastels. See how the different types of Richeson pastels are used in the layering blending and highlighting of her painting. Dannielle will be ‘painting’ on Richeson’s robust and hearty Black Sanded Pastel Paper. Talk with Dannielle and ask questions after demonstration. 1-3pm. Registration required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

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, Rutgers Cooperative 4-H Program. 2-5 pm. Rain or shine. Cost is $20 for people 21+, which includes a beverage ticket. $15 if you register online in advance. $5 for anyone under 21 and designated drivers, additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. Montclair History Center’s Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org

The 11th Annual Historic Fashion Show - Fashion Wars! Enjoy a historic fashion show featuring models wearing clothing from before, during, and after memorable conflicts in American history. Interact with the models as they describe their clothing in great detail and discuss life during that time period. On the hour between 1 & 4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. To register, 973-2856537. www.morrisparks.net

“Ghost Army Of WCW II” Fundraiser Rick Beyer, co-author of “The Ghost Army of World War II,” will give a multi-media presentation about this fascinating, secret division of World War II. The WCUM chorus will perform songs from the era. There will be gift basket raffles, silent auction items and a 50/50 cash drawing. 2-5pm. Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-9138.

Maplewood Street Fair & Craft Show Arts & crafts fair with music, food, rides, dance, Martial Arts performances and free admission. 11am5pm. Downtown, Maplewood.

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The Jersey Chix in Concert Motown, Broadway, jazz, rock, and more. 2-4pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636 orwww.roselandpubliclibrary.org

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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. 7-9:30pm. Call 908-310.3557 for details. Adult and children 3+. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Essex County Environmenal Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-2288776. www.essexcountyparks.org

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Tuesday, May 21 Green Infrastructure for Managing Storm Water: NJ’s New Rules The Department of Environmental Protection is issuing new rules for storm water management that mandate use of green infrastructure such as bioswales, rain gardens, pervious pavement, tree wells, etc. Learn about these elements of landscape architecture and how they enhance aesthetics, health, and safety from Marian Glenn, Summit Environmental Commissioner and President of the Trustees of the Rahway River Watershed Association. 6:30-8pm. Free. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. Registration is required. 973-538-3500. www.GreatSwamp.org

Wednesday, May 22 Painting Picturesque Presby

The West Orange Arts Council offers a program variety that inspires and connects the community throughout the year, including workshops, lectures, poetry, film screenings and more. Life Drawing Brunch Club is held 2-5pm. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-325-0151. www.woarts.org

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Relax, Renew and Connect Gathering for Women Give yourself the precious gift of looking within and connecting with other spiritually inclined Women. Let go of stress, fear, anxiety while becoming aware of toxic overthinking. Become present in the ‘now’ and re-connect with yourself. Practice self-love, self-acceptance and forgiveness. Participants enjoy the healing energy of Karuna Relaxation Reiki®, Tibetan healing bowls, shamanic drumming, chimes and bells to help you becoming aware of emotional and mental blockages. 8-9:30pm. Sue Waldman’s office in Verona. Registration is required. 973-857-9090. www.suzywaldman.com/

Burn Peer Support Group The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group is designed to help burn survivors and their families adjust to their new lives. The group is led by staff from The Burn Center and SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:30pm. Free; registration required: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5856.

Saturday, May 25

Berkeley Heights Memorial Day Parade

“Once Upon a Matress” Musical Production

Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals. 8pm. May 26, 1pm. June 2, 4pm. Centenary Stage, Young Performers Workshop, 15 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Parade will begin at the rescue squad, travel down Snyder Avenue to Springfield Ave., onward to Plainfield Ave. and will finish with a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. (Corner of Plainfield and Park Ave.) Berkeley Heights. 9:30am-Noon. www.berkeleyheights.gov

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The American Legion Post 140 and Millburn Township invite you and your family to the Memorial Day Parade. Beginning at the High School down Millburn Ave. ending with a ceremony, refreshments and entertainment in Taylor Park.

Sunday, May 26

Remembrance Ceremony begins at 9:30am, followed by the annual Memorial Day Parade at 10am. The parade begins at Memorial Oval, proceeds down Livingston Ave. and ends at Congressional Parkway. (In the event of rain, ceremony will be held in LHS auditorium) Livingston. www.livingstonnj.org

Tuesday, May 28

Verona Artists Group Do you paint, draw or create sculptures? Do you love crafting? Join Inspirational Life Coach, Sue Waldman for a new Artist’s group that helps support local artists. Held outdoors in Sue’s garden (weather permitting). 6-7:15pm. Sue Waldman’s garden in Verona. Registration required. 973-857-9090. Visit www. facebook.com/SuzanneRoseWaldmanLPC for details.

Monday, May 27 Cedar Grove Memorial Day Parade

“The Diners of Essex County” Presentation New Jersey is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Friendly, familiar beacons on the Garden State’s highways, byways and downtown business districts, diners play an important role in New Jersey’s culture, commerce, mythology and community life. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. 7:30pm. Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-7438844. www.jerseybites.com

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Wednesday, May 29 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. Runs through June 30. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.papermill.org

Black Lace Blues Perform Songs from an array of musical genres including rock, soul, blues, reggae, jazz, and even disco. Originals and unique covers. 7:30-9:30pm. Montclair Brewery, 101 Walnut St., Montclair. www.montclairbrewery.com

Saturday, June 1 The Summer & Craft Beer Festival

During May, in recognition of Celiac Awareness Month, The Kogan Celiac Center of RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite will team up for this fun and education event. Stop by to sample gluten-free food and speak to our experts to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of Celiac Disease. 10am-1pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston.

Nest Box Class

Sunday, June 2

Invite a variety of birds to your backyard by providing a place for them to call home. Class will include a tour of the property and placement of bird boxes as well as instruction on what birds require what kind of nest boxes. Bring a pen and notebook and get ready to create a place for chickadees, wrens, woodpeckers, and even owls in your own backyard. 7-8:15pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: online at vanvleck.orgor call 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Friday, May 31 Bounce@theSanctuary: PopUp Interactive Art Space Bounce: A Festival of Optimism and Resilience brings together local businesses and organizations, working together to develop a week of programming. Events will include Blue Plate Bounce, an arts-infused outdoor community meal; readings and speaker panels featuring local and national thought-leaders; theater performances and family improv; and an all-ages dance party, among many other exciting activities. Runs through June 7. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair. www.montclairbounce.org.



Featuring more than 25 food trucks with a decadently delicious assortment of food and treats for everybody. Festival attendees can also enjoy a wide variety of FREE on-field activities including live music from the The Eagles tribute band, Desert Highway, to back yard games, a bounce house, slides and more for kids to enjoy. Noon-7pm rain or shine. Parking is free and adult admission is $8. Kids 36” and under get in for free. Food trucks and vendors will sell food, drinks and products at additional costs. Yogi Berra Stadium, 8 Yogi Berra Drive. Little Falls. 973-746-7434 www. Yogiberrastadium.com

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The 5K Celebration of Life is a special time of healing for those whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation. Spend a morning with our loving and supportive community, whether you walk, run, volunteer or simply cheer on the crowd. Enjoy entertainment, dancing, refreshments, food trucks, sponsor village, giveaways and kids’ activities. Through the 5K Celebration of Life, our Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through innovative transplant research,family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 7:30 am event begins. 8:30 am race. 10am walk. NJ Sharing Network Headquarters, 691 Central Ave., New Providence. www.events.njsharingnetwork.org

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hen patients see Dr. Brandon Cruz, PT, DPT–who has duel Board Certifications in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and is currently participating in a Fellowship program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, putting him in the top 1% of all practitioners in the country–they receive quality care with an emphasis on patient experience. Dr. Cruz’s goal is helping patients suffering from orthopedicor sports-related injuries pursue their goals of reducing pain, optimizing fitness or reaching new goals. Pursue PT strives to get patients healthy as quickly as possible.

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Drawing upon his experience as an injured collegiate basketball player, as well as his advanced knowledge and manual skill set, Dr. Cruz creates more efficient rehab protocols. “We aren’t a factory trying to get people in and out fast; rather, I take my time assessing and treating every patient as an individual,” says Cruz. Dr. Cruz also says using PT as the frontline of care for musculoskeletal pathologies helps cost and treatment time, but that most people wait for a physician’s script before seeking PT. “Not only can people arrange for therapy on their own, without a script, most will do just as well, or better when opting for PT over surgery or medication,” he says.

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Dr. Alexis Parcells Answers Questions Regarding BIA-ALCL


here has been a lot of recent media attention regarding the risk of a certain type of cancer associated with breast implants, known as Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). We reached out to Dr. Alexis Parcells, a Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetics, to answer the following questions regarding this condition.

What is BIA-ALCL? BIA- ALCL is not breast cancer. Rather, it is a rare type of lymphoma that has been predominately found in women with textured (as opposed to smooth) silicone breast implants. The FDA estimates that there are 5 million to 10 million women worldwide who have breast implants. As of November 2018, there have been 626 confirmed cases of BIA-ALCL reported worldwide. If you are unsure if you have a smooth or textured breast implant, ask your plastic surgeon.

How would a patient know if she has BIA-ALCL? How is it diagnosed? Asymptomatic women without breast changes do not require more than routine mammograms and breast exams. The most common symptom reported is usually swelling of the breast, often caused by fluid building around the implant. Other symptoms include pain, lumps, and asymmetry between breasts. The fluid may be seen on ultrasound and a sample can be tested in a laboratory to confirm the diagnosis.

How is BIA-ALCL treated? The recommended treatment is removal of the breast implant and the surrounding scar tissue layer, or capsule. Additional treatment may be necessary.

Should patients have their implants removed because of BIA-ALCL? Currently, neither the FDA nor any Plastic Surgery society recommends that women should preventatively remove textured breast implants to prevent BIA-ALCL. This is not a disease of breast tissue, rather it is related to the texturing of the implant device. Case reports of the same disease have recently been described in textured gluteal implants. However, there are women who have been concerned enough about BIA-ALCL and have chosen to have their implants removed. There are some women who were already considering a breast implant revision, and the BIA-ALCL issue gave them one more reason to decide to proceed.

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Where can I find additional information and resources about BIA-ALCL? For the most up-to-date information regarding this condition, I suggest visiting the following websites: • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS): smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/breast/breast-augmentation • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): plasticsurgery.org/ cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/safety • FDA: www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/ucm259296.htm

Spiro Plastic Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange | 973-736-5907 | AlexisParcellsMD.com

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Fitness 121 is a One-Stop Facility for Wellness By Angela Sabarese, photo by Dan Epstein Francesca Pucher


mbarking on a new lifestyle change can be daunting. Often, a desire for improved personal fitness and wellness is at the core of these decisions. At Fitness 121, everyone who is prepared to take that step is welcomed into a warm, supportive environment with trained professionals who strive to help change lives.

Fitness 121 is not a gym–it is a wellness studio that offers many services tailored to their client’s specific needs. Not only do they offer personal training, but they also offer semi-private training, fascial stretch therapy, sports training, yoga, and nutritional coaching. In business for over twenty years, they are a “well-rounded, one-stop wellness facility,” according to owner Francesca Pucher. “When you walk into Fitness 121, you are starting on a path toward making an entire lifestyle change.” A fitness trainer since 1999 with a deep passion and drive for her profession, Francesca has created an atmosphere in which certified, uniquely skilled trainers provide full attention to each their clients. The trainers are all dialed into what each client’s personal needs are as far as exercise experience, limitations, and lifestyle. With a welcoming environment that feels like family, all clients are made to feel comfortable. Whether its beginners interested in becoming more fit or professional players of sports such as golf and lacrosse, Fitness 121 has the resources necessary for anyone to achieve their goals.

Fitness 121 5 Becker Farm Rd, Roseland www.fitness121online.com


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atural treatments are quickly gaining popularity in the cosmetic anti-aging industry. While fillers, neurotoxins and surgeries were once the only options, people are seeking more natural ways to enhance their appearance.

Natural Aesthetic Treatments to Look Your Best for Summer Supermodel Christie Brinkley, 65, is an avid proponent of Ultherapy.

“People are living healthier lifestyles, so it stands to reason that many are seeking natural treatments to look their best,” says Jennifer Aquino, nurse practitioner at NJ Health Hub, a medi-spa and regenerative medicine center in Cedar Grove. The most sought-after treatments include Ultherapy and the PRP facial, both designed to produce younger-looking skin, and fat freezing, which eliminates unwanted body fat. “If you want to see results by summer, now is a good time to get these treatments,” says Aquino, explaining that the natural regenerative and metabolic processes that occur take anywhere from a few weeks to three months to see full results.

Ultherapy Ultherapy uses high-powered ultrasound energy to provide a lifted, firmer, smoother look on specific areas of the face, chin and neck, and to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The non-invasive procedure is FDA-cleared. “Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver ultrasound energy that triggers a natural response under the skin, which jumpstarts the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen,” explains Christine Oronos, certified ultrasound technician at NJ Health Hub. “Some people don’t want to get a facelift because of the risks of surgery,” she says. “This gives a natural, lifted appearance and there’s no downtime. You can go right back to normal activity.”

PRP Facial The PRP facial uses your own blood to improve overall skin tone, texture and elasticity. A small amount of your blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to be used to stimulate collagen-producing cells.

A fat freezing treatment being performed at NJ Health Hub in Cedar Grove.

After the skin is prepped with a microneedling device to create microscopic holes, the plasma, which is rich in protein and growth factors, is applied all over the face and injected into strategic areas, explains Aquino, who often adds an application of pure Vitamin C to the treatment. “The PRP facial delivers long-lasting results on fine lines and wrinkles,” says Aquino. “It’s also effective on under-eye puffiness, dark circles, scar tissue, sun damage and uneven skin tone.”

Fat Freezing Fat freezing is a non-invasive way to naturally eliminate fat cells. The procedure works by cooling the targeted area to a level that causes fat cells to freeze without adversely affecting the skin. The frozen fat cells break down and then safely leave the body through natural processes. Even if you’re in good shape, fat freezing helps to get rid of excess fat that can be difficult to lose, experts say. The procedure results in a slimmer appearance in the treated areas because a percentage of fat cells in those areas will actually be eliminated.

NJ Health Hub, located at 870 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove, provides spa services, aesthetic treatments and regenerative therapies. For more information, call 973-559-7442 or visit njhealthhub.com. May 2019

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

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.

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506 www.balancedbodyacupuncture.com

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

The goal of GoodPoint Medicine is to provide alternative solutions to various health conditions. The lead practitioner, Hui-Tzu Yang, L.Ac., has over 15 years of training and professional experience in China and New York specializing in pain management and women’s health issues. She brings her passion and experience of natural medicine to Essex County. With GoodPoint’s signature peaceful, calm environments, you can always expect the highest quality of care. GoodPoint Medicine offers acupuncture, cupping, Guasha, Chinese herbs, and massage therapy to help you get better naturally.

GoodPoint Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Woodland Plaza, 155 Prospect Avenue, Suite 205, West Orange 973-910-8288 | www.goodpointmedicine.com

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A premier luxury health and beauty spa that provides non-invasive therapies focusing on athletic recovery, pain management, weight loss, anti-aging and beauty treatments. Services include cryotherapy and float therapy.

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

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Beyond Cryotherapy aims to make health, wellness and beauty simple to achieve. They use cutting edge technology to empower you to realize more. Cryotherapy, infrared sauna, Cryoskin, Celluma Low Light Therapy, Normatec Compression Therapy and HyperIce Heated Vibration Therapy provide a whole-body approach to anti-aging, muscle recovery and increased metabolism.

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

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

Woodhouse Day Spa 56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488 www.montclair.woodhousespas.com

Dentist. Specializing in gentle dental care for all ages. No matter what your dental issues or concerns may be, or how long you have gone without seeing a dentist, Dr. Arace and her team are ready to help you get started on your way to a healthy smile.

Dr. Renee Arace, DMD 51 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-325-9933 | www.drarace.com

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.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children 76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair | 973-744-3127 www.sparklesdentistry.com

Fitness. Platinum Fitness features one of the largest cardio training areas in the United States, comprehensive strength training, personal training, functional training, and more. A membership in their state-of-the-art health club means access to spacious training studios, certified trainers, group exercise classes, personal consultations— and amenities that include a juice bar, spacious locker rooms, sauna, and private showers.

Platinum Fitness 309 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044 | 973-857-2500 www.platinumfitness.net

Health Care. 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.

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

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.

Kids & Family Dentistry Dr. Farideh Golestani & Assos. 471 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-597-1818 www.kidsfamilydentistry.com

Montclair Pediatric Dental Care is a family-friendly and modern dental office conveniently located in Montclair Center. It focuses on prevention and treatment of oral disease in children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs. They believe that all children are unique and require different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and preventing future dental problems.

Montclair Pediatric Dental Care 31 Valley Road, Second Floor, Montclair | 973-771-5387 www.montclairpediatricdental.com

RWJBarnbas Health strives to meet the evolving needs of men and woman—whether that be enhancing the coordination of treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs, including access to primary and speciality care providers.

RWJBarnabas 888-724-7123 | www.rwjbh.org

Medi Spa. NJ Health Hub provides the most advanced restorative and regenerative healthcare, spa services and aesthetic treatments available today. Vitamin Therapy, PRP facials, Ultherapy, fat freezing, OSEA facials, massages and microdermabrasion are among the many innovative services they provide.

NJ Health Hub 870 Pompton Avenue, Suite B-2, Cedar Grove 973-559-7442 | njhealthhub.com

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

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-559-5231 www.lovermecenter.com

Medical Aesthetician. The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery, formerly Regeneration, The Medical Spa, provides the highest quality of non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures using the most advanced technologies. From microblading to HydroFacial MD’s The Medical Spa procedures work to regenerate the skin and face. The Medical Spa also offers a variety of medical grade skin care products including Obagi and SkinMedica, as well as options for scar management.

The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery 101Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510, West Orange | 973-736-5907 www.drspiro.com

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For over thirty years, Northern New Jersey Eye Institute’s team of experienced physicians and staff has provided patients with superior treatment on a wide variety of procedures such as: laser vision correction, LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma treatment among others. Schedule a consultation now and let us pave the way for better eyesight for you and all of your family members.

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

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute 4 Locations: South Orange, West Caldwell, Elizabeth & Morristown 973-763-2203 | www.nnjei.com

886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1184 www.cedargrovefoot.com



Dr. Amanda Aster-McKenna is a licensed psychologist providing cognitive behavioral therapy & mind/body approaches (mindfulness, meditation, yoga). Dr. AsterMcKenna specializes in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. Call TODAY for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to see if therapy is the right fit for you!

The premier destination for the latest looks in frames and excellent care. Their full-service approach allows you to address all of your needs, from quality ophthalmic care to discovering the eye-wear styles that best suit your personality.

Test Rite Opticians 1120 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-992-2002 | www.test-rite-opticians.com

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685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 203, Verona | 973-979-0977 www.dramandaaster.com

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.

Senior Care. Daughters of Israel is a multi-faceted, state-of-the-art, skilled nursing facility offering the most modern and comprehensive services available. They offer a full continuum of care, from short-term rehabilitation for sub-acute care and temporary respite stays, to long-term skilled nursing and memory care, as well as a broad array of specialty programs and services.

Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5855 www.newmanortho.com

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1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5100 www.daughtersofisrael.org

Summit Medical Group has the largest orthopedics practice in New Jersey with 24 locations. We have 48 specialists covering all facets of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Summit Medical Group Orthopedics

Premier, 5-star, non-profit retirement community in NYC area, providing seniors and their families with compassionate, person centered care for 153 years. Green Hill offers a lifestyle for every need, independent, assisted, nursing and rehabilitative care, in studio, one & two bedroom suites, with baths. Green Hill is SAGE LGBT certified.

973-832-0846 | SMGOrtho.com

Physical Therapy.

Green Hill

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.

103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-842-5478 www.green-hill.com

Specialty Beauty Services.

Lightport Physical Therapy & Spa 355 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-0072 www.lightportpt.com

Offering eyelash extensions that look and feel natural. The lash specialists at Amazing Lash Studio will give you a spectacular new look in less than an hour with lash extensions that look and feel like your own natural lashes.

Whether you’re looking to reduce pain, optimize your fitness, or hoping to reach a new goal, Dr. Brandon Cruz, PT, DPT will help provide unique one-on-one care coupling experience with your personal goals.

Amazing Lash Studio 644 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-755-9539 www.amazinglashstudio.com

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Feminink Beauty Studio offers services such as permanent makeup, microblading, and lashes and brows, help clients to achieve the greatest “you” possible.

Feminink Beauty Studio 22 S Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 201-720-1162 | www.femininkbeauty.com

Women’s Services. Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW/ Essex Center for Women is a resource for all women regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background, and offers 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 www.ncjwessex.org | www.centerforwomenNJ.org

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 | transformativehealinghands. com

Zura offers incredibly powerful and transformational yoga and movement practices to help you become stronger, breathe more deeply, and flow more easily into movement that inspires you. Whether your passion is hot yoga, power vinyasa, dance or fitness, they have classes to make you sweat and feel great in your body. Zura is a place for community and connection – a place where people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will feel welcomed. At Zura they offer a world of movement possibilities - find which class inspires you to move!

Zura 18 Lackawanna Plaza , Montclair | 973-233-0414 www.zuramontclair.com

We ELEVATE Your Game… Dr. John De Hoyos, DPT & Founder of LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa®, is passionate about the Wellbeing of his team and patients. He combines the arts and the science of physical therapy to develop a proactive approach to wellness including extensive experience in customer satisfaction, best therapeutic modalities and specific manual therapy techniques as needed for each individual who find support on their path to recovery. LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa® Team are successful for using a comprehensive, personalized approach to treat all affected areas of the body to increase health and wellness and achieve the highest level of functional movement as well as mind and body synergy.

355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ



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Restaurant Guide BLOOMFIELD BGR–Burgers Grilled Right 56 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-337-5783 9 West South Orange Ave, South Orange 973-762-0050 | www.BGRtheburgerjoint.com Committed to providing every customer with the unique dining experience of havving their food grilled to temperature, and cooked to order, on an open flame

CALDWELL Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 www.cloverleaftavern.com 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 Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-5228 www.divinaristorante.com 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

“Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.” Best Romantic Restaurant (GOLD)

Fat Fish Taco 291 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-6825 www.fatfishtaco.com Featuring coastal inspired Mexican cuisine. BYO,H, OD, NR, RR, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

La Famiglia Ristorante & Pizzeria 359 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973 226-3049 http://www.caldwellrestaurant.com Italian restaurant

OCHA Restaurant 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-8856 www.ochanj.com 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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577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8880 | www.cedargrovekyoto.com Providing customers with high quality sushi, sashimi, and good services. The restaurant is a peaceful and pleasant place to dine in.


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182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-837-1660 www.LuNello.com 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

168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-227-6888 www.joeseafood.com Bringing authentic Cajun flavor and old fashion Creole cooking to Fairfield.

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | www.EastHanoverDiner.com 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

888-335-4007 | europeandeli.com EuropeanDeli.com is a leading importer of specialties from Germany and throughout Europe, providing items, which are hard to find at local markets, available to consumers who seek the foods they enjoyed while living and traveling in Europe.

LIVINGSTON Assado Portuguese Steakhouse

LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno 7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www.aquilaforno.com 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

222 N Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-422-0501 www.assadonj.com Their rustic yet modern decor provides the perfect setting for a Portuguese steakhouse experience

Mezza Mediterranean 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston 973-992-9300 | www.mezzalivingston.com Mezzo prepares authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch in their new spacious and attractive dining space.


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Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

440 Main St, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com 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.

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

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Ani Ramen House 401 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-744-3960 www.aniramen.com Whether you visit as a group, family or a single person – our mission is to provide a relaxed and comfortable experience that you can enjoy. This all comes together as a modern, casual interpretation of our favorite Tokyo experiences, here in New Jersey. Authentic food, a real city-feel and bustling energy. This is all for family, all the Ani’s across the globe – near and far... slurp. sip. repeat.

Corso 98 98 Walnut St, Montclair | 973-746-0789 www.corso98.com Classic, simple, consistent, comfortable, with a whole lot of love, Corso 98 offers a unique dining experience than your everyday Italian restaurant.

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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-337-8289 Peruvian restaurant. Sophisticated takes on Peruvian specialties such as grilled seafood & ceviche at this BYOB eatery.

Laurel & Sage 33 Walnut Street, Montclair 973-783-1133 www.laurelandsage.com American restaurant. Imaginative New American cuisine is artfully plated in a contemporary setting with a BYOB policy.

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

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NORTH CALDWELL Horseneck Tavern 11 Bloomfield Ave, North Caldwell 973-287-6850 www.thehorsenecktavern.com American Restaurant. H, LP, MCC, $MOD

UPPER MONTCLAIR Little Bear 254 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 973-337-5151 www.littlebearpoke.com Their sustainably-caught or -farmed fish is delivered daily from local boats (whenever possible). Their menu varies with the catch and includes poke, onigiri, shave ice and bubble tea. Conscious sourcing, conscious eating, that’s Little Bear.

Uptown 596 Bistro 596 Valley Rd, Montclair | (973) 744-0915 www.uptown596montclair.com American small plates & entrees are on offer for brunch & dinner at this bright, casual cafe.




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Tia’s Food of Love 638 Bloomfield Ave., Verona | 973-744-0008 www.tiasfoodof love.com Tia’s is a boutique, full-service catering and event company. They offer personalized planning for each client and ensure each menu item is delicious and the presentation is picture perfect. They handle all size parties from intimate get-togethers to lavish weddings. Trust them to cater your holiday party this year.

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WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange | 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com 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

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

652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 • www.BagelwichNJ.com

The Manor 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com 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,

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


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FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1962 www.calandrasbakery.com Available in your local supermarkets and our 3 retail stores.


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

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

Interior Design.

Custom Closets.

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.

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

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788 www.customdesignednj.com

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 | www.richardbaileyinteriors.com

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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!

Walter Bauman is a full-service, fine jewelry store with expert jewelers and watchmakers available for all your jewelry-repair needs.

Walter Bauman 653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3155 | www.walterbauman.com

Smith & Company 343 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell | 973-228-1167 www.facebook.com/SmithCoGifts | www.instagram.com/smithcogifts

Home Furnishings. A fundraising arm of the Paterson Habitat For Humanity that sells donated materials to the public, including new and gently used furniture, appliances and building material.


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

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 www.kmackenlandscaping.com

Paterson Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC offers a complete line of services—they design, install, and maintain your landscape. Specializing in both commercial and residential jobs including lawn maintenance, landscaping & hardscaping construction, and sports field installation. Design services include the ability to take a digital picture of your current landscape and graphically illustrate how our plan will look.

415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-782-6993 www.habitatrestorewayne.org

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

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC 973-882-1242 | www.TeamSportsTurf.com


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The attorneys at Cipriano Law Offices, PC work as a team to carefully examine the circumstance of your individual case. They are qualified family law mediators and trained in collaborative law, in addition to having a vast amount of litigation experience, including: high net worth divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, custody, adoptions, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence matters, Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 www.BloomfieldCooling.com

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Stuart M. Nachbar is ready to assist you, with over 20 years of legal/mediation and trial experience to help make sure your child is getting all the benefits he/she is entitled to receive. Specializing in: NY/NJ Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11 and 13 for Consumers and Businesses), Special Needs, (IEPs and 504s) Criminal and Collection Attorney. Let the Law Office of Stuart M. Nachbar help you, your child or loved one become the most they can.

Ani Ramen House offers a unique dine-in experience and the chance try a multitude of hand-rolled ramen. The team at Ani has created perfect combinations of noodles, broth and other complementary ingredients. Ani Ramen House will satisfy your ramen cravings.

Ani Ramen House

Stuart M. Nachbar, Esq. 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 2025, PO Box 2205, Livingston 973-567-0954 | www.snanj.com

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

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 www.k9resorts.com

Pizza. Aquila Pizza al Forno offers Neapolitan style pizza prepared with house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt cooked to order in a wood-fired stove.

Aquila Pizza Al Forno 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050 www.aquilaforno.com

401 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-3960 | www.aniramen.com The Cloverleaf Tavern is a casual family restaurant know for the best burgers and beer selection in Northern NJ. You’ll find 25 beers on draft and over 65 bottled beers at the bar.

Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 www.cloverleaftavern.com

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

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


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Breathing Room


o time? Feeling overwhelmed? Have to balance everything...family, business, checkbook? Seems to be a popular challenge. Not enough time in the day. I’m not going to give you the normal list of 3, 5 or 10 things to do to manage your time and increase the quality of each day. There are so many ways to address this and I just don’t have enough

you are dangling as the string becomes the line directly down through your spine to your feet. And then just breathe deeply in through your nose, out through your mouth. Just concentrate on your breathing. For 10 minutes each day. Do not think. Just concentrate on your breathing. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

room. I just want to share one idea that will take a minimum of 10 minutes out of your day. One idea. 10 minutes. I want you to pick a quiet place in your home, outside in your yard or anywhere that you can be comfortable sitting or standing alone. I want you to stand or sit with good posture as if someone has tied a string to the top of your head and

Having multiple projects that sometimes overwhelm my actions to the point I am not productive, and my thinking becomes scattered, I have used this simple method to clear the mind. What happens? You begin to get an overflow of new ideas, clarity on frustrating projects that need answers, a calming effect that grounds you, and a renewed energy that I can’t explain. Still waters run deep, and the

mind settles to its natural state. Then you come back with a rested mind and body ready to work.

Barry Farber

There’s an old story of a lumberjack competition where the younger lumberjack thought he would be the winner based upon how many trees he was cutting down and how many breaks his competitor was taking. When shocked at the end of the competition because he lost, the younger man turned to the winner and asked, “How can this be? I heard you taking breaks every hour while I worked continuously. I am younger and stronger than you. How could you possibly have beat me?” The older man smiled and said, “Son, I was not stopping to rest. I was stopping to sharpen my axe.” I want to thank the readers for all your support over the years with your letters and feedback on the impact it’s made in your life. The most recent letter came from Kimberly who inspired this Diamond Minds column.

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 www.makemypen.com. Learn more about this author at www.BarryFarber.com

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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 17th 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:


Essex County Open House Saturday, June 1st, 10am to 2pm Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ For information, call 973-621-4400 • Enjoy Games & Family Friendly Activities • Learn about Essex County Programs & Services • Treetop Adventure (fees apply) • Paddle Boating (fees apply) • Ride the Carousel ($2 per ride) • Play on our miniGOLF Safari ($10 children/$12 adults) • Ride the Ponies ($2 per ride) • Travel through the woods on our Miniature Train (Free) • Walk through the Outback Adventure and Aviary ($2 per feedstick – weather permitting) • Visit our Natural Habitat Exhibits featuring Lions, Hyenas, Giraffes, Flamingos, Sea Lions, Sharks, Jaguars, Komodo Dragon, Gibbons Apes, Jaguars, Black Bears, Penguins, Otters, Alligators, Eagles, Cougars, Condors, Giant Anteaters and the Reptile House

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Suburban Essex  

May 2019

Suburban Essex  

May 2019

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