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VOL. 22 NO. 5





To Kill a Mockingbird… my favorite actor was Gregory Peck.

I was into action and mob movies. Scarface was always mine.

—Anthony Marra, Roseland

—Edward Cruz, Roseland




Driver with Jason Stetham. An action movie.

Forbidden Planet. —Tom Albinson, Roseland

—Chris Lavenburg, Essex Fells









Creature From the Black Lagoon.


It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart.

—Peter Verdicchio, Livingston

—Michael Candito, Essex Fells

I like Animal House. John Belushi and those crazy guys.

Dumb & Dumber with Jim Carrey. —Thomas Mc Elwain, Roseland

—Steve Fulton, Roseland

All photos taken in Roseland

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On The Cover: “Lilac Closeup,” Photo by West Caldwell resident Tina Janulis

INSIDE ESSEX LuNello’s Restaurant and Golf Professional Honored by Caldwell College

North Caldwell Resident Honored by Salvation Army

aldwell College honored LuNello’s Restaurant chef/ owner Louis Seger and manager Karen Cirangle, as well as Russell Helwig, PGA head professional at Essex Fells Country Club, at their 39th Presidential Scholarship Gala on April 25 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The gala benefits the Caldwell Scholarship Fund, which provides students in need the opportunity to pursue their educational and professional goals.

iane E. Israel has received a service award from the Montclair Citadel of the Salvation Army. Israel, owner of the Essex Fine Arts Gallery, was honored for her service at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on March 20, 2014. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Salvation Army for my service to the Montclair Citadel. As a business owner, you have to give back to the community. You have to give to get”, said Israel.


Seger and Cirangle were recognized for their continuous support of the college’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2008, this brother and sister duo founded the Seger Family Foundation in honor of their mother, and for the last several years, the proceeds from their annual golf outing have been directed towards the Center. Helwig has contributed to the success of the college’s annual Golf Outing for the past 25 years, an event which has raised nearly $1 million over the years for the Caldwell College Scholarship Fund.


For the 15 years Israel has been involved with the Salvation Army, she has been involved with numerous programs, including the Cornerstone Homeless Shelter, the shower program, Holiday with a Heart, Coffee and a Cause, as well as many others. Currently serving as the vice chair of the board, Israel has also taken it upon herself to offer free art lessons during the lunch program, considering her background in teaching art. Besides her involvement with the Salvation Army, Israel is also on the board of the Montclair Business Improvement District (BID). For more information regarding volunteering with the Montclair Citadel, please contact the Salvation Army at 973-744-3312.

Local High School Holds Intergeneration Prom


n Saturday, April 26, West Essex Regional High School held their first annual Intergenerational Prom from 4:30 to 8pm. The theme for this year’s prom was “A Knight in the City.” The Intergenerational Prom is a school initiated outreach focused on integrating our senior community with our school community. West Essex wanted to provide a venue for our students to give back to a generation that has provided lifelong support to the West Essex Regional School District.

The King and Queen of the Prom: West Essex High School Senior Juan Gomez and Estell Hagel (104 years old)


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Approximately 75 senior citizens from North Caldwell, Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland, and the surrounding community (Caldwell-West Caldwell) enjoyed a festive evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment with West Essex Regional High School students, faculty, administration, and other dignitaries. This memorable occasion is made possible by generous donations from community and school organizations, as well as local merchants. Many dignitaries knotted an apron, during dinner, and proudly serving food to our seniors from our buffet line.

Picture Framing Factory Donates Frames to Local High School


he Picture Framing Factory, located at 7 Kulick Road in Fairfield, NJ recently opened their doors to the public, and donated a significant number of frames and matting supplies to the West Essex Regional High School. The students will be using the frames for an upcoming art show at the school, as well as for future activities. “We are truly grateful to the Picture Framing Factory for their contribution to the education of our Student Artists!” states Mr. Vee Popat, Supervisor of Arts of the West Essex Regional School District. The Picture Framing Factory strongly believes that a sense of creativity, community, and confidence can be instilled in children through school arts’ programs. To ensure the arts remain as an effective and fulfilling program for students, the factory participates in philanthropic causes throughout the community by donating various frames, mats, and foam boards to local schools. For more information about the Picture Framing Factory, please visit or call 973-287-6060.


Westminster Hotel & Strip House Restaurant Named Business of the Year


estminster Hotel and Strip House Restaurant—New Jersey’s AAA 4-Diamond Hotel for 11 consecutive years and one of America’s best steak houses, respectively—were honored as 2014 Businesses of the Year by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce at an Awards Dinner held on April 30. More than 250 guests attended the ceremony hosted by the co-winners.

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Westminster Hotel and Strip House thanked the community for their support by presenting attendees—who included Chamber members, fire, police and emergency personnel, elected officials, and business and community leaders—with a certificate for a complimentary overnight weekend stay in the hotel and brunch for two. The Livingston Chamber also honored Stephen Santola as Civic Leader of the Year, William “Bill” Raab as Fireman of the Year, Mary Oates as Teacher of the Year, Richard P. Howard Jr. as Police Officer of the Year and Stacey Melhorn as First Aid Squad Member of the Year.

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Tuesday, June 10 Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Get ready for the British Invasion with RAIN, a fab tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888.466.5722.

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“Persistant Passion” The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976

Pigtails & Crewcuts Launches Model Search

Carnival! As always, the Carnival is filled with exciting games and fun rides for all ages. The fun-for-all occasion will feature a Super 50/50, an expansive food court in the upper parking area and an air-conditioned indoor kids world in the school gym for the little ones. Again this year you’ will find the Siena Ale House in the upper lot near the Food Court, where adults can gather to socialize over cold beverages served in commemorative cups. 4-8pm. St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 339 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-7960.

The Model Search is designed to showcase the kids of Montclair and surrounding areas on NJ Transit Boonton Line Advertisements as well as strengthen ties within the community. Proud parents should visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts. com/montclair or the Pigtails & Crewcuts-Montclair Facebook page for more details on the contest and photo submission guidelines. Runs thru June 30. Pigtails & Crewcuts, 49 Claremont Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5437.

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Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life. Ballou spent much of her 106 years doing the thing she most loved—creating images of her surroundings on canvas. Ballou’s work focuses on a passion for gardening and travel, and depicts many of the places she lived, including a winter scene of Tony’s Brook painted in Edgemont Park, and other parts of the country and world. Through July 20. 1st and 3rd Sundays each month 1-4pm. Charles Shultz House (Evergreens), 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796. indicates family/child friendly event.

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Join chef Catherine Felix and participate in baking the perfect pie. Menu includes Classic pate brisee; strawberry rhubarb crumb pie; summertime fruit cream tart; star spangled tartlets; latticetopped blueberry pie; spiced peach pie and plum custard pie. 2-5pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

June programs are: Communicating with your aging parent; Benefits of exercise for cancer survivors before, during and after teatment; Landing a job through effective interviewing skills; How you can help your college graduate get a job. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

“The Window” and “Artist as Mentor” Exhibits Studio Montclair (SMI) announces the opening of “The Window” and “Artist as Mentor,” two exhibits on view thru August 15. 7am-7pm Monday thru Friday. SMI’s Galleries, Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 973-744-1818.

Hairspray Musical Production

Monumental Works from Beethoven to Strauss With a wink—and a poke or two at his critics—Strauss paints an admiring self-portrait in “A Hero’s Life.” Jacques Lacombe conductor, James Ehnes violin with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Vedanta: The Yoga of the Mind “Hairspray,” winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. MPAC’s second original production features a cast of over eighty local youth performers. 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Join speaker Sunandaji in a lecture on how ancient wisdom can be applied to maintaining relationships, gaining success and attaining peace. Go beyond commonly understood themes and delve into the philosophy of Vedanta, which contains the eternal principles of living. 4:30-6pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

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International speaker, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science, Fujiko Signs, will explore the relationship between prayer and healing, and how individuals have been freed from various limitations through prayer at a free public talk. All are welcome. 3pm. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Montclair, 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 101, Montclair. 973-744-1280.

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Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” to successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques and job search strategies. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Indian Creek meanders through the park where more than forty local vendors have everything from produce to honey, jewelry to baked goods, local beer and wine and much more! Add in plenty of live music, ready-to-eat food and fun, and you’ve got the Caldwell Farmers Market! 3-7pm. Indian Creek Park, Blaine and 7th, Caldwell, next to Treasure Valley Community College.

“Grease” Production

A rock & roll celebration of growing up and falling in love, set in the Fabulous Fifties. The world’s #1 musical and America’s favorite bursts onto the Paper Mill stage in an all new production. An irresistible mix of fast cars and first loves. Runs thru June 29. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343.

“Persistant Passion” The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life. Ballou spent much of her 106 years doing the thing she most loved—creating images of her surroundings on canvas. Ballou’s work focuses on a passion for gardening and travel, and depicts many of the places she lived, including a winter scene of Tony’s Brook painted in Edgemont Park, and other parts of the country and world. Through July 20. 1st and 3rd Sundays each month 1-4pm. Charles Shultz House (Evergreens), 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973744-1796.


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JCC MetroWest presents paintings and mixed media pieces. Hosting 2013 Gaelen Juried Show award winners Jennifer Levine, winner of Best in Show, and Wei Biao Yan, winner of Best in Painting. On view thru June 22. Gaelen Center for the Arts at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3400.

Studio Montclair Exhibits (SMI) announces that “The Window,” curated by Michael Benevenia, has brought together a diverse group of paintings that explore the varied practices and genres of painting today. “Artist as Mentor,” curated by Gallery Director Virginia S. Block, showcases the work of our artist members and their students. On view thru August 15. The galleries are open to the public 7am-7pm, Mon-Fri. SMI’s Galleries at Academy Square, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 973 744 1818.

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Livingston artist Michal Barkai is having a solo exhibition of her paintings and photographs at the Crane’s Mill Towne Square Gallery in West Caldwell. The exhibition, titled “In Season,” will feature some forty five artworks will be featured, including studio and plein air paintings in oil and pastel, as well as landscape photographs. Runs thru June 30. Crane’s Mill Towne Square Gallery, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 973-276-6700. (continued on page 14) 201-651-0200 8 Wright Way, Oakland, NJ

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Ongoing programs provide clients with confidential consultations with a professional to determine how to best approach a financial or legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Monday, June 2 Reading Buddies Reading Buddies pilot program. Split sessions: 3:30-4pm and 4-4:30pm. One on one weekly reading sessions between a teen volunteer and a child from K-Gr2. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837 or email

“The Lord’s Prayer: practical healing for all” International speaker, practitioner, and teacher of Christian Science, Fujiko Signs will explore the relationship between prayer and healing and how individuals have been freed of various limitations through prayer alone at a free public talk. All are welcome. 10am. Christian Science Reading Room, 46A Fairfield St,, Montclair. 973-744-1280.

Chabad of West Orange will host its Annual Dinner entitled “Lamplighters – A Time for Action.” Chabad will be honoring Paul and Celine Feinberg with the lamplighter’s award, Steven and Georgia Solotoff of PIP Printing in Livingston with the lifetime achievement award, Jodi Solotoff with the Chesed award and Roz Moskovitz Bielski with the community leadership award. Chabad is world-renowned for shaping the landscape wherever they are into a blossoming garden, where Judaism and its precious ideals flourish. Crystal Palace, 305 W. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-325-6311.

WOHS Arts & Crafts Exhibit WOHS students display their arts & crafts. All are welcome. 6pm. West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0765.

CASA For Children of Essex County Golf Outing Green Brook Country Club will be having eighteen holes of golf, brunch, cocktails, gourmet dinner and silent auction. CASA for Children of Essex County promotes the welfare of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment by providing a safety net of support, advocacy and mentorship. 11:30am Shotgun start. Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell 973-693-6785.


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The Pastel Society of New Jersey (PSNJ) is holding its annual members’ show. The exhibition will be on display thru June 26 and the public can view it, free of charge, Monday thru Saturday from 10am to 6pm. A Meet the Artist reception and award presentation will take place on June 21, from 2-4pm. Refreshments will be served. The Livingston Gallery, 40 - 42 South Livingston Ave., Livingston. 973-992-9292.

Yoga at Van Vleck Jennifer Hondru-Celestin’s instruction emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes are open to students at all levels. Also open on June 9 and 16. Registration required. 9:30-1:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3. email

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Join the Stitch-In Knitting Club every Monday. Learn how to improve stitching, learn new techniques and get together with like-minded individuals who share similar interests. Free for everyone. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Community Farmers Market will have a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also available: Flowers, vegetables, baked goods, frozen entrees, cheeses and pickles. Runs Tuesdays thru Nov. 11, 9am-3pm. Corner of Main St. & Essex St., Millburn. 973-379-2341.

AARP Driver Safety Program This six-hour course is a classroom refresher especially designed to meet the needs of drivers age fifty and over but is useful for all ages. Participants are encouraged to contact their insurance companies to determine their insurance reduction for three years for completing this defensive driving course. Limited to twenty-five students. Registration is required. Bring a bag lunch. 9:30am-4pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-69-14. email:

Tuesday, June 3 SYLS Holds a Senior Trip The Senior, Youth and Leisure Services is holding a trip to the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel for a concert featuring The Cameos and The Duprees. Rain or shine. The bus will depart from the Senior Community Center at 10:30am. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. This trip includes a lot of walking and steps. Pre-registration is required. Ages 62+. Senior & Adult Enrichment, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-535-7925.

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World Environment Day World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1973. Each year activities bring attention to topics that unite the world to help the environment. Through a story and song, children will be reminded of what a special place our planet is and will learn how they can become “superheroes” for the planet in the choices they make. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 16.

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Montclair Farmer’s Market

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The Community Farmers Market will have a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also available: Cheese, bread, trail mix, plants and flowers. Runs Saturdays thru Nov. 25th. 1-7pm. South Park Street, Montclair. 973-228-2466.

Those who enjoy a nice game of mahjong and would like to play some new people are welcome to join the club. Free. Tuesdays 1-2pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

An Evening with John Legend

Randy Rhoads Remembered

Spring Band Concert 7pm. Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Dr., West Orange. 973-243-8650.

Wednesday, June 4 Free Spanish for Children Trial Class

Grammy-winning, platinum-selling R&B/Soul singer-songwriter John Legend performs an intimate evening of hits as well as music from his highly acclaimed fourth studio album, “Love In the Future.” He will perform in an acoustic setting, with guitar, vocal and string quartet accompaniment. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

This class is meant to capture a child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop to schedule a free trial class. Classes, camps and preschools in French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese for ages 6M-9Y since 1973. Wednesdays. Call for time. The Language Workshop for Children, 596 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 800-731-0830.

Spring Concert 7pm. Redwood Elementary School, 75 Redwood Ave., West Orange. 973-669-5457.

“Randy Rhoads Remembered” includes an array of the world’s best guitarists and special guests all coming together to honor Randy Rhoads, a guitarist best known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot, who died tragically in the prime of his career. 7pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Master the Music: Bloomfield Youth Band The adult school of Montclair family-friendly “Master the Music” outdoor concert series kicks off with the Bloomfield Youth Gem, a local gem. Founder and director Patrick Burns, who founded the band at age seventeen, will discuss the history of band music in the U.S. 7-9pm. The Adult School of Montclair, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Van Vleck House and Gardens. 973-746-6636.

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Lego Club Meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Legos are supplied and registration is required. Children ages 4 and up. 4-5pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837 or email

Thursday, June 5 Jonny Lang Performs Sixteen years ago, at age sixteen, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his debut album, “Lie To Me.” Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND. He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively and what music means to him, and he is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those who encounter his repertoire. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Free French for Children Trial Class This class is meant to capture a child’s prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop to schedule a free trial class. Classes, camps and preschools in French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese for ages 6M-9Y since 1973. Thursdays. The Language Workshop for Children, 596 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 800-731-0830.

Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in this pasta workshop. Menu includes fettuccine with asparagus and prosciutto sauce; hand cut pappardelle with mushroom sauce; cavatelli with Ttomato and sausage ragu; spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil sauce and almond and hazelnut biscotti. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


Photography Class & Tour Professional photographer Joy Yagid will lead a tour and photography class at the historic Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. Advance reservations required. 9:30-11:30am. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. email

Montclair Library Futbol Mania! Join fellow fans and players for activities, games and contests. Increase awareness of soccer’s impact worldwide. Play FIFA 2014 (Wii), pick World Cup matches, group bracket winners and watch highlights and replays. Get acquainted with the recent Street Child World Cup 2014 held in Brazil. Wear a favorite team jersey. Registration is required. Also June 12 & 19, 4-6pm. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236. (continued on page 18)

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The entry cost covers brunch, greens fee, golf cart, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and an awards presentation. Last year, the golf classic supported over two tons of food to local charities, donated to various local food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens, as well as created the Kings “Act Against Hunger Garden.” This year’s event aims to continue supporting these efforts.

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Spring Band Concert 7pm. All are welcome. West Orange High School Auditorium, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0765.

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July 1-Aug. 30 Roots+Ribs, Music and Food Festival July 23-25 Footloose The Musical

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night National Ovarian Cancer Coalition extends an invitation to an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night with the New Jersey Jackals as they take on the Quebec Capitals. Entrance fee includes one box seat and a 10% discount to the team store. 7:05pm. Yogi Berra Stadium, 1 Floyd Hall Dr., Little Falls. 973-746-4488.

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June 20 Solstice Celebration

Community Fair Featuring old-fashioned fun with pony rides, face painting, snack bar, and games for all ages; 50/50 nightly. Also June 7, 5-9:30pm. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells. 973-2226-96500.

The amazing, creative community of her hometown of Montclair inspires the child-like, free-spirited quality of Jennifer Levine’s mixed media painting. She creates vibrant works, many of which appear in public settings, to integrate art into daily experience. Jennifer has a fine reputation and following as a self-taught painter whose fluid process is inspired by outsider art. Runs thru Sept. 12. The Gallery at Hillside Square, 8 Hillside Ave., Montclair. 973-634-3378.

Downtown West Orange Alliance Farmers Market

The Community Farmers Market will have a variety of fresh fruits And vegetables. Also Available: Bread, plants, flowers, specialty items. Runs Fridays thru October 12-6pm. Corner of Harrison & Mississippi Ave. (George Quigley Municpal lot), West Orange. 973-25-4109. (continued on page 20)

OPEN HOUSE You are cordially invited to attend Green Brook Country Club’s Open House Thursday, June 19, 2:00pm - 7:00pm Green Brook Country Club, located in nearby North Caldwell, NJ, is a private country club offering outstanding recreational and dining facilities. Come play golf on our 18-hole, par 71 golf course designed by Robert White. Take a tour of our facility which features first class dining in a modern clubhouse, 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, a heated pool and baby pool, all complimented by a large wrap-around terrace. The day will conclude with a cocktail party from 6:00-7:30pm Reservations and Tee Times are required for the Open House. Additional information will be available regarding our 3 Month Trial, Corporate Sponsored, Associate (under 36 years old), Social and House Memberships.

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83rd Annual St. Peter’s Community Fair This Community Fair will feature old-fashioned family fun with a Grand Prix Race, dunk tank, fire truck tour, pony rides for kids, games for all ages and much more! There will be plenty to eat at the snack bar, and a delicious barbecue chicken dinner served at 6pm. 5:30-9:30pm. Also held on June 7. 5:30-9:30pm. Behind St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Avenue, Essex Fells. 973-226-6500.

Comedy Avenue Q. Production

4th Wall Theatre closes its seventeenth season with the musical comedy Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and Best Book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. This hilarious modern musical focuses on a group of unique twenty-something’s making their way in the big city. Runs June 6, 7, 13, & 14 at 8pm; June 8 & 15 at 3pm. Westminster Center for the Arts, Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-566-9255.

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Bob Dylan Birthday Bash The Soul Shebang, joined by local artists, raise their voices to celebrate Dylan’s contribution to the American Songbook. Walk-ons welcome. 9:30pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.


Chess Club

Those between the ages of 7-13 who are interested in learning how to play chess or improve their skills as chess players can join the Chess Club every Friday afternoon thru June 27. Free to join, includes expert instruction and everything needed is provided. 3:30-4:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Richard Nader’s Good Old Rock ‘N’ Roll Show

Featuring Bill Haley’s Comets (“Rock Around The Clock”), Gene Chandler (“Duke Of Earl”), The Happenings and Tommy Mara of The Crests (“Sixteen Candles”). 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Saturday, June 7 Metropolitan Orchestra of NJSeason Finale Join the musicians of the Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ when they present their season finale concert, ‘‘Music for a June Night’. The program, under the direction of Maestro Michael Stratechuk, will want you to ‘click’ your heels in dance as you listen to Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Strauss: Emperor Waltz; Weber: Invitation to the Dance; Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. 7pm. Millburn Middle School, 25 Old Short Hills Rd., Millburn. 973-379-6431.

Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens gained popularity with the album “11”, featuring “A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses” and “Blue Period.” 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Easy steps to go from dreamer to published author. A four-hour intensive workshop prepares first time and seasoned authors for the world of ePublishing. Participants will leave with the tools to take the book from in-the-head to on-the-Web. Workshop leaders Virginia Cornue, Ph.D. and Linda Lombri.12:30 to 4:30pm. Unique Photo, 123 US 46 West, Fairfield. 973-464-2804.

Girl power rules in this all-new, hip-hop version of the classic fairy tale. This brand-new, ultra-contemporary version of Cinderella is fueled by song, dance and original rap, all courtesy of Imagination Stage. Sunday at 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Edison Day will be bigger than ever, joining the town of West Orange in marking New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. The Park will host musical recording and other special historical and children’s programs, while Main Street will host a street fair and the annual town Picnic next to the National Historical Park. Free. 10am-7pm. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St., West Orange.

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New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Thrift Shop is having a special sale. Most items will be half off! Get that perfect chunky necklace, an attractive watch, an eye-catching vintage pin or a beautiful piece of silver or china at bargain prices while helping the Needy. 100% of the proceeds of sales go to fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-2pm. You can also help New Eyes by donating jewelry, watches and small gift ware for our thrift store New Eyes for the Needy, second floor, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.


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Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House While visiting a variety of art studios, guests will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, watch demonstrations, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a group show. Artists in residence at the Art Park work in a variety of disciplines including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture and photography. 11am-5pm. Also June 8. Riker Hill Art Park, Beaufort Ave., Livingston. 973-268-3500.

Studio Montclair’s seventeenth Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2014,” features the work of one hundred national and international artists reflecting the diversity of interests and concerns that characterize art and life today. The exhibition will run thru June 28. An opening reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 7. 6-9pm. Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 9 73-744-1818.

Chef Jesse Jones Cooking Demonstration Join a demonstration and free sampling of freshly cooked scallops accompanied by a delicious side dish. Jesse Jones, chef to the stars, and a frequent guest chef on New York morning television, is the owner of a catering company. Come and bring a friend and enjoy a delightful Saturday morning. 11am. Registration is required. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Roseland Country Fair & Craft Show Sponsored by The Roseland Junior Woman’s Club. Good family fun for all ages. Entertainment, games, over 35 craft/merchandise vendors, rides, great food, farmer’s market preview, D.A.R.E. exhibits, give-a-ways and live music all day! 11:30am-5:30pm (Rain or Shine) Free. Harrison Complex Fair Grounds (at Roseland & Harrison Avenues) Roseland. Roseland_2014_Country_Fair.pdf (continued on page 32)


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hen Gabor Klein bought Celeste Jewelers from its previous owner back in 1971, he may not have known that the name “Celeste” is derived from the Latin word for “heaven.” The name is highly appropriate, though: his shop has been described by devoted customers as “heavenly,” “divine” and “out of this world” since he assumed ownership. The shop has been an area institution for over 40 years, first in South Orange and, since 1980, in Livingston. Klein, a Europeantrained Master Jeweler, notes that “Unlike many other jewelers, we have a full factory on the premises, so we can make our own jewelry right here. In fact, 75% of the merchandise we sell has actually been designed and created by us.” The “us” referred to by Klein is his wife, son and daughter. Celeste Jewelers is very much a family business. In addition to creating new jewelry, Klein and his family take excellent care of customers’ old pieces. He spends a lot of time refinishing and re-polishing. In addition, he notes, “One of our specialties is the resetting of diamonds. We will give a free estimate and can do the work while the customer watches.” Another Celeste specialty is the repair of antique and estate jewelry. This can be a difficult process, since antique pieces tend to be more delicate and fragile than contemporary ones. Klein points

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out that not all jewelers are able to do this work; he credits his European training for his skill in this area. The Celeste staff also works with customers who want their old jewelry updated. Klein says, “We can certainly alter pieces to make them look more modern, but we try not to be too trendy. We want to create jewelry that our clients will want to hand down to their children and grandchildren.” For customers who aren’t looking to keep their old jewelry, Celeste Jewelers does appraisals and trade-ins. Klein explains, “Clients can sell us their old pieces and apply the price toward the purchase of new ones.” Choices include ready-made jewelry as well as the custom-designed pieces made on the premises. In addition to gold and diamonds, the selection includes silver and other gemstones. Whether creating new pieces or refinishing old ones, Celeste Jewelers treats gems and precious metals like dear friends. After experiencing the service there, customers will wind up feeling like friends as well.

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ue and Michael Drake were so pleased with their son’s experience at Rainbow Academy’s child care center in Whippany, they decided to open a Rainbow Academy themselves. As Sue Orsulak-Drake explains, “It took us a long time to have Nicholas and we weren’t sure about putting him in daycare. We wanted a homelike environment where someone would care for him the way we do.” Now 4, Nicholas has been at Rainbow since he was almost 2. “I am so impressed with what Nicholas learns every day and I have such a comfort level with the environment and teachers--we wanted to share that experience with others.” The Drake’s dream has become a reality with the opening of Rainbow’s Academy in West Caldwell on Bloomfield Avenue in March of 2014. It is easy to see why the Drakes and others are enamored with the Rainbow Academy blueprint for childcare. There are currently 16 centers throughout N.J.—one for each year Rainbow has been in business and over 30 more under development. Sun-infused rooms and tasteful décor provide a comforting balance of serenity and stimulation. The location and design of this state-of-the-art facility includes every safety feature and helpful amenity imaginable. Biometric fingerprint scanning security, a proprietary curriculum and low child-to-teacher ratios all strive to exceed industry standards. Technology plays an important role at all ages. The Parentview® Internet Monitoring system allows parents to see their children in real-time, throughout the day. Another tool—Tadpoles—provides parents with a diary of their child’s activities—from meals and diaper changes, to pictures and videos of activities and learning mile-

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stones. As one parent remarked, “I couldn’t make the Easter parade this week, but saw it all on my computer screen.” Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms use interactive whiteboards as a window to the world beyond the classroom. Last but certainly foremost in the recipe for successful child care are the teachers and staff who are building this Rainbow Academy family. The director, Gina Mariani-Chimento, is a Verona native with a youthful demeanor and quiet charm that belie almost three decades of early childhood teaching and substantial director experience. Gina and her well-trained staff are excited by the opportunity to offer an extended day kindergarten program this fall. Chimento explains, “We are working to ensure that the curriculum is aligned with the Caldwell/West Caldwell school system.” Rainbow’s proprietary curriculum is supported by Handwriting Without Tears®—a reading and writing readiness program. American Sign Language, Spanish and a music education program are other examples of how Rainbow Academy cultivates learning through a multi-sensory approach. Children are engaged through hands-on learning activities in small groups ensuring they are well prepared for Kindergarten while having a lot of fun along the way. Interested parents should e-mail Gina Chimento at, or call 973-882-1111. Rainbow Academy provides early education to children from 6 weeks through Kindergarten as well as special programming for children up to 10 years old during school holidays, breaks and summer camp.

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Industrial Heritage Tour: The High Line

“Men Who Cook” Fundraiser

Built in the 1930’s, the thirty-foot rail viaduct connected rail yards in mid-town with a large Manhattan industrial district along the lower west side. Today, the High Line is a major destination that represents cutting-edge design and industrial history. On this tour, walk from end-to-end and visit historic vessels along the nearby waterfront. 10am. Location to be announced. 973-292-2755. Preregister by email

Sunday, June 8 Cirque de la Symphonie with the NJSO Dazzling. Thrilling. Death defying. Delicate. Awe inspiring. A troupe of exceptional artists—aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen—joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 3pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

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West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO) will present its tenth-annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser which benefits the Thomas Holcomb Scholarship Fund for deserving West Orange High School seniors. Come sample some of the best food in town, prepared by talented chefs from West Orange and surrounding communities. Each attendee will have the opportunity to vote for his or her favorite entree and dessert. There will also be children’s activities. 3-6pm. St. Joseph’s Church, Beatrice Kruglinski Parish Center, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange. 973-321-7741 or 973-669-5293.

“Everlasting Love” Performance

Gisela João Packed concerts and an acclaimed debut album have made Portuguese singer Gisela João a trailblazer in contemporary fado. 7:30pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Dancelife Academy and Theatre Next Door present “Celestial Dreams.” 12pm performance, South Orange Student Showcase. 3pm performance, East Hanover Student Showcase. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275.1114.

A one hour presentation on two very talented stars, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley, will be offered at the Cedar Grove Library. Go down memory lane with Mr. Aaron as he discusses their lives and the wide range of music performed by these gifted and famous entertainers. Program will include pre-recorded music. No sign up necessary. Walk-ins welcome. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Monday, June 9 Fifth Harmony Performs


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The X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell decided that individual contestants Dinah, Lauren, Ally, Norman and Camila were too special to let go, so at the end of the show’s Boot Camp week, the five young women became Fifth Harmony. With their show-stopping vocals, undeniable charisma and genuine sisterly bond, the “fearsome fivesome” endeared themselves to viewers across the country. Special guests Before You Exit and Jackson Harris. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

The Mansion at TSTI. Players at all levels are welcome and instruction will be available for beginners. Those with mah jong sets are asked to bring theirs with a 2014 card (new cards may be purchased at http://bit. ly/1kxUCP2.). Refreshments will be served. Reservation deadline is June 2. 7-9pm. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. email

Short Hills Garden Tour “Everything is Coming Up Roses”—Come smell the roses and enjoy light refreshment on a self-guided tour of 8 private Short HIlls gardens along with the historic Greenwood Gardens, a 28 acre landscape established more than 100 years ago. Time: 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit Greenwood Gardens and other community projects. 973-761-7263. (continued on page 34)

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For parents of college-bound students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering out-of-pocket costs. The presentation will reveal what parents need to know as they take on the challenge of applying, being accepted, and paying for college. Reservations suggested. 7pm. Also July 14. Fairfield Public Library, 261 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield. 888-802-2740.

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he eighth annual Cats in the Garden car show will once again take place on Father’s Day, June 15, at Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair. This year’s event, open to the public, will exclusively feature Jaguar vehicles. Madison Jaguar and The Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey sponsor this event. Tailgating (without an open flame) is encouraged. The afterCats in the Garden VIII noon will conclude with a 3pm awards ceremony. For more information or to reserve space, please contact Jaguar Expert Paul Maletsky by calling 973-5758737 or by visiting Van Vleck House & Gardens is located at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair.

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Amos Lee Performs

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Singer-songwriter Amos Lee’s musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. The New York Times describes his new album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” as “a serenely sure-footed effort from a singer-songwriter who rarely delivers anything else.” Special guest Pieta Brown will also be in attendance. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Noted landscape designer Lisa Mierop, owner of Mierop Design, will go over a short list of favorite sun and shade success stories (Emphasis on Perennials) based on twenty years of gardening and designing in the Montclair area. 7–8:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3. email

Thursday, June 12 “1964 The Tribute” 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Coming To America Tour

Wednesday, June 11 Lunch & Learn with Dr. Jo Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus, along with Message Therapist Diane Duran, will be discussing the six facts of health: stretching, good posture, proper nutrition, restful sleep, a positive attitude and a balanced spine. Bring lunch—beverages and dessert will be provided! 11:30am. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

“1964…The Tribute” takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live on in all hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Mastering Shellfish Cooking Demonstration Join chef Nicolle Walker for a shellfish cooking demonstration. Menu includes mussels meuniere; grilled lobster tails with compound butter and bacon wrapped scallops. 6:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Master the Music: Jazz House in the Park Pack an evening picnic and enjoy an evening of rhythm and jazz. Join Montclair’s own “Jazz House Kids,” award winning student and adult jazz ensembles, as they showcase jazz from the 1930’s thru today. 7-9pm. The Adult School of Montclair, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Van Vleck House and Gardens. 973-746-6636.

Friday, June 13 Pest ID in the Garden For those who are curious about what is chewing on their plants, wondering about a strange malformation, or unsure about whether an insect is friend or foe, here is an opportunity to view samples of pests and diseases commonly affecting landscape plants. 10am– 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3. e-mail

Drop-In Wii & Board Games Enjoy many games that are fun and offer a little bit of friendly competition. Various Wii games, “Wii Sports Resort,” “Just Dance” and “Super Smash Brothers Brawl” are provided. In addition, various board games such as, “Don’t Wake Daddy,” “Creationary,” “LIFE,” “Clue,” “Connect 4,” “Operation,” “Twister,” “Mancala,” “Chess” and “Backgammon” are also offered to those who prefer traditional board games. 3-5pm. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

“Falsettos” Musical Long before Television’s “Modern Family,” there was “Falsettos.” This intimate and unique musical both anticipated and celebrated the changing composition of what makes a family. Music and lyrics are by William Finn, and the book is by William Finn and James Lapine. The show will run thru June 28. Call for dates and times. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 877-238-5596.

Molly Hatchet Performs with Pat Travers Band Molly Hatchet is a southern rock band known for their hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster.” 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.


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The Gutter Kings are a New Jersey-based rock band, specializing in the classic rock of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Some current music will be played as well. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

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This event will be sponsored by Aston Martin Summit/ Short Hills. This event brings great art, wine, music and friends together for the community. Co-chairs are Hannah Richman and Jason Slosberg, MD. 7-10pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico with Charlie Cruz

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During its fifty-plus years of performance, this legendary fourteen-member salsa orchestra from Puerto Rico has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down. For this engagement, singer Charlie Cruz will be the special guest. 8pm., NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888.466.5722.

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The Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run Come together to support the children and families of The Valerie Fund. Help to reach the goal of $1,000,000 to provide support for the comprehensive health care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Essex County’s Verona Park, Bloomfield & Lakeside Aves., Verona.

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Sunday, June 15 Nutley Father’s Day Street Fair This event brings the whole community together. See the special crafter’s corner, merchandise vendors, festival foods, live entertainment, games, kiddie rides, climbing wall, sand art, temporary tattoos, face painting and much more fun. Local talent will be performing on stage. The sponsoring organization is the Nutley High Hockey League Booster Club. 10am-5pm. Held along Franklin Ave. in Nutley.

Il Volo Il Volo, the Italian pop vocal trio seen by millions of fans on PBS and while on tour with Barbra Streisand, sing their popular renditions of “O Sole Mio,” “Il Mondo” and “Smile.” 7pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Father’s Day 2014 Excursion Train Rides Spend the day with Dad at the Whippany Railway Museum on a ten-mile, forty-five-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland on a mid-1900’s Excursion Train. The combined age of the equipment used on the vintage train is an astounding 635 years old! Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits as the route takes visitors past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Departures will be at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with the only New Jersey car show to feature Jaguars exclusively. There will be no fee to enter. Jaguar gift bags will be given out to the first eighty participants. Gates for car placement will open at 10am. All show vehicles must be on the field by 11:30am. Open to the public at 12pm. Tailgating is encouraged but no open flames are permitted. Sponsored by Madison Jaguar. Rain date: Sunday, June 22. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-575-8738.

Monday, June 16 An Evening of Relaxation Through Meditation This class will help attendees relieve anxiety and obsessive thinking, as well as improve mood. Meditation yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits which not only bring people to completely new inner experiences, but also help to transform day-to-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling experience. 8-9pm. Sue Waldman, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-9090.

Master the Music: Mozart the Boy Wonder The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will come to Montclair for the “Master the Music’ outdoor concert series. This concert will highlight the early genius of Mozart, tracing his development from childhood prodigy to master composer. 7-9pm. The Adult School of Montclair, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Van Vleck House and Gardens. 973-746-6636.

Cuentitos: Story-time en Español! Enjoy a story-time session of children’s books and live acoustic guitar music in Spanish and English. Spanish speakers and nonSpanish speakers are welcome! No registration is required. 4pm. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Tuesday, June 17 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Robert Randolph & The Family Band Two of the most electrifying guitarists, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Randolph, join forces for one explosive night. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswiak. 732-246-7469.


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Mad Hatter Tea Party Join us once again for our annual tea party. This year’s theme is A Madcap, Zany, Frivolous, Upside Down Tea Party, so participants are welcome to wear their craziest hats and outfits. There will be prizes for best hats and costumes. Please bring a donation in the form of supplies for kids overnight camping, which will be given to the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Registration is required.1pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the most technically accomplished guitarists of all time, rewriting the book on hard rock and heavy metal guitar. In addition to countless awards from music and instrument specific publications, none other than TIME Magazine hailed him as one of the ten greatest electric guitarists. Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot will also be featured. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

The Taj Mahal Trio & The Blind Boys of Alabama Perform

With a career that began more than four decades ago with American blues, two-time Grammy® Award-winner Taj Mahal has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world, including west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands, and much more. The Blind Boys are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswiak. 732-246-7469.

Gardenside Meditation at Van Vleck House Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author John E. Welshons for a series of meditation classes in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness and meditation. 7– 9pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 3. email

Seeing Is Believing

Kevin S. Finnesey, MD, FAAOS

BEFORE Barry Finkelstein, DPM, FACFAOM

PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS 1255 Broad Street, Bloomfield • 973-842-2100

Non-Surgical Face and Body Lifts Cellulite Reduction

OTHER LOCATIONS: Cliffside Park • Paramus • Union City • Hoboken • Manhattan Most Insurances Accepted Network Provider for Workman’s Compensation Injuries Danielle L. Zelnik, MD, FABPMR


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Laser Therapy and Hair Growth for Men and Women

Using Microcurrent Therapy

Mohammad H. Dorri, MD


We’ve moved er to a new, larg location!

Hair, Face and Body Solutions 435 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield • 973-227-8300

Family Movie Night A lonely and somewhat of a misfit little girl is being raised by her older sister Nani. After the sudden death of their beloved parents, the younger sister finds comfort in adopting a pet dog. Little do the sisters know that this dog is not a dog at all but a ukulele-playing, automobile-tossing alien, who just might be the answer they were looking for. The film is rated PG. Please call for the title. No registration is required. 6-7:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

The Livingston Public Library Presents the Apples & Oranges A production of The Shakespeare You Know...and the Shakespeare They Never Taught You! The program will feature scenes from The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth and others. No charge. Reservations are not required. 7:30pm. The Livingston Library,10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Thursday, June 19 Garden State Yoga’s Yo-Tiki

Earth, Wind & Fire

Banish Bags…No Surgery!!! FILLER MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU

8pm. Also play on June 20, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888.466.5722.

Friday, June 20 Minecraft @ The Library The Teen Advisory Board hosts another fun Minecraft server adventure! Ask the expert TAB members how to explore new territory, gather materials, and create amazing 3D environments. Registration required and limited. 1-3pm. Ages 8 and up. Participants welcome to bring laptops. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Roots And Ribs 1. Ester Rada




Receive a Complimentary Box of Latisse to enhance your new look with fuller, longer lashes! (with a purchase of Restylane eye-filler treatment. Expires 7/31/2014)


101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 204 • West Orange, NJ With strong influences from early twentieth-century soul power women such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as a great appreciation for more contemporary black diva’s such as Aretha Franklin, Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott, Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide. 6-9pm. Ospac, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. 973-669-7385. email

973-325-7779 •

New State-of-the-Art Office

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Complementary yoga class arrive at 6;30pm to reserve your spot. All levels welcome. Music and tiki torches provided you bring your yoga mat and water. 7-8pm. Rain date June 26. Yo-Tiki, Church St., Montclair.

Teaching Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing, Wedding Packages and More!

Live Performs with special guest Waking Heroes Live’s catalog is filled with mega hits such as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone” and “All Over You”— which remained pillars of the nineties both musically and culturally. Meanwhile, “The Dolphin’s Cry” and “Overcome” ushered the group into the twenty-first century triumphantly. 8pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt, St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Gentle Dental Care for the Entire Family Cosmetic Dentistry • Convenient Night & Weekend Hours NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Credit Cards and Most Insurance Plans Accepted

Richard A. Zym DMD PA GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY 365 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ


Fairfield Commons, 271 Route 46 West Building G, Suite 109, Fairfield, NJ 07004

973-808-4373 June 2014


IN NEED OF AN IMPLANT? Come See The Experts

Dr. Philip Echo, Spec. #3843 • Dr. William Ranucci, Spec. #3845 CAT Scan Guided Dental Implant Placement • Extractions • Wisdom Teeth Jaw Reconstruction • Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting • Joint Disorders (TMJ) Surgical Endodontics • Facial and Oral Trauma • Cosmetic Facial Procedures

For your convenience we have two locations:

OMA of Montclair

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187 Washington Ave, Suite 1B, Nutley

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 43)

Saturday, June 21

Thursday, June 26

It All Start With PAPER!

Master the Music: Adelante!

Participants will learn everything they ever wanted to know about paper and how to select the best surface for their creative work with the Free Canson Guide To Fine Paper! It will be hands-on with a variety of papers and mediums. Artist-Author Ed Brickler will present a “hands-on” class. 11am and 1:30pm. Call for your reservation. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., # 506a, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Relay For Life at Brookdale Park Join hundreds of fellow neighbors and community members along with cancer survivors and their friends and families at the American Cancer Society’s signature event, Park Relay For Life of Brookdale. Relay For Life raises awareness of prevention and detection of cancer and of service for those currently battling the disease, while raising much needed funds to find a cure. 6pm thru 6am Sun June 22. Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, entrances at Grove St., Bellevue Ave., Newell Drive and Watchung Ave. 973-285-8041.

Sunday, June 22 The Karkowska Sisters Perform The Livingston Public Library will be presenting the Karkowska Sisters Duo. The sisters, Anna and Kasha, are award-winning pianists and violinists who will be performing their program, “Carmen to Yankee Doodle.” Admission is free. No reservations are necessary. 2:30pm. The Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Music Sunday

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Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” will be featured. Selections will be sung by the Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Eric Olsen. “Mass” contains the essence of Bernstein as a complex man and artist. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

An award-winning eight-piece Latin jazz/salsa band that combines Latin rhythms from the Caribbean and Africa with jazz influences. 7-9pm. The Adult School of Montclair, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Van Vleck House and Gardens. 973-746-6636.

Under the Tuscan Sun Cooking Class Join chef Kathleen Sanderson and participate in cooking a great Tuscan meal. Menu includes antipasto variety; funghi risotto; chicken under a brick; grilled eggplant with herbs; focaccia and walnut olive oil cake with fresh figs. 11am2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Under the Streetlamp Performs

Performing an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. The a cappella group Gentleman’s Rule shares the program as well. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Friday, June 27 Summer Reading Club Kickoff: Big Top Science with Mad Science Witness the science of the circus. Gasp at incredible demonstrations of important concepts of physics and chemistry. Young volunteers get to help the Mad Science ringleader safely perform eye catching experiments guaranteed to wow the crowd. No registration is required. Ages three and up. The Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Summer Reading Kickoff It’s that time of year again! Join the summer reading program. The kickoff presentation begins with a performance by magician Steven Woyce entitled “Fizz, Boom, Read: It’s Magic.” Various prizes will be given for each section completed. 11am. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Specialty Dental Practice

Sunday, June 29

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Season Finale

Doctor on Call for 24 Hour Emergencies

The Flemtones Perform The Fabulous Flemtones are longtime favorites in the Montclair area. The band brings countrified Americana and a host of well-rounded instrumentals and obscure covers to the evening’s entertainment. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneystavern

Saturday, June 28 Teens Love Barbecues Join chef Diana Albanese and cook a delicious barbecue meal with your teen. Menu includes spice rubbed baby back ribs; texas steak; kansas city barbecue chicken; potato salad; sweet and smoky baked beans and easy pecan tart. 2-5pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

for children up to 18 years & those with special needs

The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir consists of forty-five young performing artists aged sixteen to twenty-two. Over the past two years the choir has delighted more than 50,000 people across the region with their rousing renditions of Broadway, pop and classics. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Monday, June 30

Tuesday thru Friday 12-6pm Friday and Saturday 8am-2pm

Voted Among NJ’S Favorite Kids Docs Orthodontics & In-Office Sedation Available

The Angel Circle This circle will include group discussion, self-expression, personal growth exercises, prayer and guided visualization meditations. Advance registration is required. 8-9:30pm. Sue Waldman, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-9090.

The submission deadline for the Summer calendar is June 10. E-mail submissions to:

NATASHA MATHIAS, DMD Specialty Permit #5470

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair

(973) 744-3127

8 convenient locations throughout NJ and NY West Orange 973-669-0078 Hackensack 201-880-5930 Woodbridge 732-855-0380 Warren 908-222-0515 Cedar Knolls 973-998-8100 Princeton 609-580-1520


Union 908-206-1700 New York City 646-678-5995

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Yellow Plum

il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-226-8889

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

Offering a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, full entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in a stone deck, wood burning oven. New wine menu. Featuring a family friendly atmosphere complete with a children’s menu. Outdoor dining and bar area when weather permits. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

OCHA Restaurant 1099 Broad St, Bloomfield 
973-893-3681 • www. Contemporary new american cuisine in a casual setting. Hand crafted specialty cocktails, seasonal patio dining and full bar. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 
973-743-0099 • With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

403 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 

CALDWELL Cloverleaf Tavern

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9812 American Cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers. OD, RR (for 8 or more), MCC, $MOD, LP, SP, H, TO

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.



- Zagat Survey

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls

973-785-4225 Lunch: Mon-Fri Noon-3pm Dinner: Tues-Thu 3-10pm, Fri & Sat 3-11:30pm

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Fresh, Healthy & Authentic


Gluten Free Menu Coming Soon


Crispy Shrimp with Honey Walnuts

182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 

Best Chinese Restaurant • 5-Time Best of Essex Winner

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

• Only Fresh Ingredients Cooked with Cholesterol-Free, Canola Oil




• Delicious Lunches & Dinners Delivered to Your Home or Office

199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online:

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm

Simply the Best! Enjoy Outdoor Dining on Our Patio

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 
973-575-6500 Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly Italian restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and open wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

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Reserve Now for Father’s Day & Graduation Parties! SINCE 1996


“Casual Italian Dining”

Visit our other locations: Vicolo in Old Tappan & Limoncello in Waldwick


B BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm

Seven Days of Some Very Special Specials

Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

113 South Livingston Ave, Livingston (across from Livingston Cleaners)



624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-239-0544 June 2014


Fresh | Unique | Authentic

RESTAURANT GUIDE (continued from page 47)

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 
973-575-7720 Cucina Calandra is a family friendly restaurant featuring a menu emphasizing Sicilian Southern Italian cooking. Offering traditional pastas, Sicilian-style thick crust pan pizza and meats prepared over custommade open wood mesquite grill. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante 1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 

Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked 
to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

Newly Expanded & Renovated


Neo - Japanese Cuisine BRONZE MEDAL WINNER!

403 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973.228.8856 |

Now at AU T H E N T I C I TA L I A N

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Steak

Enjoy a delicious charbroiled steak with sides and a Casa Dente Salad picked from Chef Anthony’s garden. $22.95, served Tues-Thurs 5-10.

Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 

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

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels! Thanks to our customers, we are 4-Time Gold Medal Winners.

Home of the Handmade Bagel New Tavern Menu

Mouthwatering selection of light dining and late night snack alternatives offered in our beautiful bar or outdoor patio. Served Tues-Sun 5 until close.

Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Baked Fresh Daily • Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas • Party Platters Available

168 Passaic Ave., Fairfield • 973.808.1414 LUNCH Tues-Fri 11:30-3 • DINNER Tues-Thu 5-10, Fri & Sat 5-11, Sun 3-9


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Congratulations Dads & Grads

Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

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

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

OUR OUTDOOR PATIO IS OPEN Live Music Fridays from 8:30pm-12:30am


Join us for outdoor dining and cocktails on the patio

Il Vicolo Ristorante

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 
973740-0016 Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Ritz Diner

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 
973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949 The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 

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


globally inspired created by chef chris lukic Dinner Monday thru Saturday 5-10pm Lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4-7pm Wine Flights Everyday



Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

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Celebrate Dads and Grads… Reserve Now Featuring: • Local Delivery Service • Lunch & Dinner Specials • Catering for All Occasions 6230 TOWN CENTER WAY LIVINGSTON, 2ND FLOOR


À LA CARTE DINING & FINE BRUNCH, LUNCH & LOBSTER DINNER BUFFETS 111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360 June 2014


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Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine


Star Tavern

59 Main Street, Millburn 

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/ chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Palazzo is open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/ BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336 A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013

2012 & 2013

NJ Monthly Magazine


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La Pastaria

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

Verona Inn

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
973-239-0544 199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 
973-509-8878 327 Springfield Ave, Summit 
• 908-522-9088 With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Finally, summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the weather! In the next issue—Find the best local restaurant that offer outdoor dining.

Al Fresco DINING

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

Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP (continued on page 52)

FRESH, LOCAL DISHES AT LUNELLO Chef Louis Seger of LuNello Restaurant in Cedar Grove has been preparing dishes with fresh local ingredients for years. This spring his specialty dishes include fiddleheads, jersey asparagus, ramps, morels and porcini mushrooms. Come to LuNello and enjoy true FARM to TABLE cuisine provided by our acclaimed chef and our local farmers!


In the Summer issue of

Suburban Essex


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1:13 PM


Watch the FIFA World Cup at Senorita’s! — THURSDAY, JUNE 12 - SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014 —

Food & Drink Specials During All the Games BEST OF ESSEX GOLD WINNER!

RESTAURANT GUIDE (continued from page 51)

WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina

Take Out and Delivery Available

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

Upstairs Sports Bar

Watch All The Action on Large Flat Screen TVs Drink & Food Specials During Every Sports Event

Father’s Day BBQ & Clam Bake

Highlawn Pavilion

Weather Permitting

Sunday, June 15, 12pm-5pm

Come Join the Fun! “Two Man Trio” Performing from 1:00pm until 6:00pm

$29.99 Adults

½ Price for Children 10 & Under We’ll be tapping a Firkin & all Fathers will receive a complimentary glass of beer “from the Firkin” with purchase of BBQ.

Reservations Required


Father’s Day Menu Chef Carved USDA Choice Prime Rib Long Island Steamers Clams & Oysters on the ½ Shell Our Famous 7oz. Sirloin Burgers Thumann’s Hot Dogs BBQ Pork Ribs Corn on the Cob Baked Beans Grilled Potatoes Red-Skinned Mashed Potatoes Tossed Garden Salad Homemade Coleslaw s Our Signature Waffle & Trail Frie les etab Marinated Grilled Veg Cucumber/Red Onion Salad Fresh Watermelon Assorted Desserts

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Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP



On the Patio

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell 

Suburban Essex

June 2014

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

Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.


APRIL 2014 HOME SALES CALDWELL Address 43 Espy Road, 13A 31 Erwin Pl 22 Fells Manor Rd

List Price 205,000 399,000 399,900

CEDAR GROVE 45 Devonshire Rd 49 Bortic Rd 35 Bortic Rd 69 Bennett Ave 51 Greendale Rd 326-C Ridge Rd 156 Eileen Dr 36 Hillcrest Rd

337,000 349,000 429,900 399,000 589,000 899,000 997,000 999,000

ESSEX FELLS 64 Bloomfield Ave 27 Fellscrest Rd

410,000 575,000


174 Bay Ave 285,000 238 Baldwin St 399,000 89 High St 425,000 56 Sommer Ave 439,900 182 Ridgewood Ave 1,775,000

Bed/Bath Sale Price 1/1 180,000 4/1.1 385,000 4/3.1 390,000

3/1 3/1 3/2 4/3 4/2.2 4/3.1 6/5.1 4/2.1

337,000 359,000 438,900 450,000 592,000 861,000 930,000 1,015,000

2/2.1 4/3

395,000 555,000

4/2 3/3.1 4/2 3/1.1 5/5.1

300,000 399,000 475,000 492,000 1,758,000


36 Old Rd 250,000 9 Dickinson Ln 265,000 5310 Pointe Gate Dr 349,900 4 Emerson Dr 340,000 80 W Northfield Rd 369,000 48 Lincoln Ave 389,900 49 Manor Rd 395,000 29 W Mcclellan Ave 389,000 5 Yorktown Ter 399,999 117 Fellswood Dr 429,000 202 Turlington Ct 439,900 1306 Town Center Way 479,000 1302 Town Center Way 499,000 59 Ashwood Dr 498,500 33 Irving Ave 475,000 9 Boynton Dr 530,000 28 Dogwood Ter 549,000 18 Winged Foot Dr 625,000 5 Bear Brook Ln 689,000 15 Beresford Ln 678,530 17 Beresford Ln 664,990 67 Rockledge Dr 769,000 52 Hickory Pl 749,000 85 Shrewsbury Dr 849,000 9 Bellcourt Pl 835,000 7 Burlington Rd 850,000 8 Prospect Rd 1,129,000

3/1 3/1 2/2 3/1 3/1.1 4/2 4/2 3/1.1 3/1.1 4/2 2/2 2/2.1 2/2.1 4/3 4/2.1 4/2 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/3.1 3/2.1 3/2.2 5/3.1 4/3 5/3.2 3/2.2 5/3 4/2.1

232,000 257,000 349,900 350,000 367,000 370,000 375,000 389,000 390,000 413,500 440,000 443,000 475,000 510,000 532,000 540,000 551,000 626,000 665,000 666,020 668,665 735,000 750,000 762,000 835,000 870,000 990,000


62 Central Ave 359,000 1 Grant St, 2 349,000 5 Roosevelt Pl, 5A 375,000 7 Gray St 399,900 54 Linden Ave 399,900 51 Greenwood Ave, 1 385,000 45 Irving St 524,500 241 Grove St 529,925 308 Valley Rd 549,000 48 S Park St, 515 729,000 2 Columbus Ave 589,000 105 Stonebridge Rd 749,900 117 Essex Ave 689,000 111 Christopher St 829,000 170 N Mountain Ave 1,039,000 168 Montclair Ave 1,299,000 218 S Mountain Ave 1,869,000


13 Four Seasons Dr, 531 613,756 15 Roosevelt Blvd 624,900 125 Four Seasons Dr 659,950 143 Four Seasons Dr, 434 769,900 9 Summit Dr 799,000

4/2 3/2 2/2 3/1.1 3/2 2/2 6/2.1 3/1.1 4/1.1 2/2 3/1.1 5/3.1 5/3.1 5/2.2 6/4.1 6/3.2 7/5.2

305,000 335,000 357,000 380,000 385,000 435,000 525,000 589,000 600,000 640,000 671,000 743,000 775,000 825,000 1,207,000 1,255,000 1,875,000

2/2 3/3 2/2 2/2 4/3.1

605,756 624,900 655,517 780,779 799,000

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Charming four bedroom, two full bath Cape Cod in desirable Wilson School District. Cozy wood burning fireplace in living room, newer furnace, hot water heater, roof and updated 200 amp electrical service. All appliances included. Finished basement, deep lot with plenty of room for parking. Great starter home.

Lovely and well maintained three bedroom Colonial in sought after West Caldwell. Home features updated bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, formal dining room, thermal windows, and large rear yard with patio. Close to schools, parks, shopping and New York City transportation. Charming and affordable.

New to the Market. Spacious four bedroom, three full bath split level in a convenient section of West Caldwell. Eat in kitchen with a formal dining room and large living room. Fourth bedroom and full bath on the ground level. Partially finished basement with laundry room. Hardwood floors throughout. Oversized two car garage. In-ground sprinkler system.

Beautifully and meticulously maintained, this lovely home situated on more than an acre of land offers a large kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite countertops. Relax in the family room complete with a wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood flooring throughout the home, recessed lighting and skylights to let in plenty of natural light. Private, park-like grounds.

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REAL ESTATE SALES (continued from page 53)


13 Monroe Ave 60 Stonegate Dr 4 Maple Drive 32 Old Eagle Rock Ave

339,000 375,000 529,800 539,000

3/1 2/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1

UPPER MONTCLAIR 114 Mt Hebron Rd 21 Brookfield Rd 176 Watchung Ave

469,000 499,000 499,000


1 Claridge Dr, 712 144,900 300 Claremont Ave, C7 149,000 54 Park Ave, 5 149,000 34 Wedgewood Dr, 51 159,900 10 Wedgewood Dr, 11 168,500 349 Bloomfield Avenue, 84 220,000 99 Linden Ave 309,000 1 Claridge Dr, 1008 299,000 28 Mt Prospect Ave 339,900 266 Linden Ave 348,000 6 Lynwood Rd 365,000 25 Brookdale Ave 413,000 12 Woodland Ave 429,000 119 Personette Ave 430,000

360,000 360,000 505,000 552,000

3/1.1 3/2 6/2.1

460,000 499,000 545,000

1/1.1 1/1 1/1 1/1 2/1 2/1 3/1.1 2/2 3/1.1 3/1.1 3/2 3/2 3/2.1 4/3

131,000 150,000 159,000 159,900 175,000 195,000 313,000 319,000 320,000 348,000 368,000 403,000 450,000 461,000

44 Mountain Rd 9 Sutton Place 100 Fairway Ave

549,500 569,000 849,900

WEST CALDWELL 31 Oakland Ave 9 Mc Nish Way 40 Mc Nish Way 20 Mc Nish Way 19 Sanderson Ave 36 Mc Nish Way 42 Aldom Cir 23 Ellis Rd

359,900 459,212 495,853 514,824 549,900 485,653 579,000 599,900

WEST ORANGE 129 Watson Ave 45 Wilfred St, 14 24 Hutton Ave, 73 9 Perkins Dr 60 Musano Ct 523 Eagle Rock Ave 423 Smith Manor Blvd 24 Hutton Ave, 1 102 Watchung Ave 5 Colton Cir 48 Herbert Ter

149,900 159,000 179,000 199,000 200,000 230,900 235,000 239,900 239,500 249,000 275,000

4/2 4/1.2 5/3.1

510,000 545,000 900,000

2/1.1 2/2.1 2/2.1 2/2.1 3/3 2/2.1 4/4 5/2.1

360,000 454,212 522,095 522,264 535,000 555,569 567,000 570,000

4/1.1 1/1 2/2 1/1.1 3/2 3/2 2/2 3/2 3/1 2/2.1 2/2.1

140,000 140,000 173,000 199,000 210,000 220,000 220,000 225,000 227,000 262,000 265,000

25 Lincoln Ave 299,900 4 Rosemont Ct 290,000 235 Crescenzi Ct 319,000 10 Suburban Drive 329,900 31 Osborne Pl 330,000 189 Zeppi Ln 355,000 141 Mt Pleasant Ave 385,000 8 Luft Ln 389,999 53 Rock Spring Ave 425,000 138 Forest Hill Rd 369,700 8 Oak Crest Rd 389,000 188 Zeppi Ln 399,000 25 Knutsen Dr 415,000 76 Edgewood Ave 396,000 29 Clonavor Rd 429,000 15 Robertson Rd 415,000 12 Collamore Ter 449,000 9 Oconnor Cir 479,000 6 Silver Spring Rd 437,000 10 Hepworth Pl 479,000 1043 Smith Manor Blvd 478,000 14 Boland Dr 479,000 3 Colony Dr E 525,000 1045 Smith Manor Blvd 499,000 14 Skyline Dr 675,000 39 Glen Ave 739,000

3/2 3/2 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 3/2.1 5/3.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/1.1 4/2 4/3 4/1.3 3/2.1 3/2.1 5/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 5/3.2 3/3.1 5/4.1 4/3.1

277,000 285,500 305,000 329,900 330,000 355,000 365,000 383,000 384,000 385,000 385,000 385,000 401,000 405,000 414,000 425,000 428,000 452,000 465,000 465,000 475,000 485,000 500,000 511,000 655,000 729,000

Data Source: Garden State Multiple Listing Service. Analytics powered by eLumindata. Provided by Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors.


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Health, Beauty & Fitness Rx for Walking Right


ou can’t get very far along with a walking program if your feet hurt. Could you have flat feet? They could be the cause of pain in your arch? Do your feet pronate? You might get heel spurs. Most shoe manufacturers design shoes to compensate for these motion control issues. But how do you find the best fit for you?

Save Time and Prevent Injury When Doing Yard Work While caring for your lawn can be pleasant, it needn’t take all day. Luckily, time saving tools can also save your body some wear and tear: • Water plants with a heavy-duty sprayer. Since gardeners are prone to knee injuries from repetitive pressure placed upon the area, a sprayer you can use standing up is a better choice.

Mary Murdoch

The first step is to shop in a store with a truly experienced staff. Take your old shoes, the wear patterns are a clue to what’s wrong with your stride. Mary Murdoch of JT Murdoch Shoes in Bloomfield who has been fitting problem feet for years explains, “People come to as a last resort. We should be their first stop. Customers can walk in the door and we can analyze their gait pattern and recommend a shoe to help them.” Before you hang up your walking shoes, find a pair that fit well. It just might get your walking program back on track.

• More than 38,000 Americans sustained raking-related injuries in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For a more efficient collection of leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, consider using a high-performance lawn sweeper. • Save your back and some time by avoiding wheelbarrows and over-theshoulder hauling. Instead, move tools, soil, mulch and yard clippings quickly and with ease with a cargo carrier or utility cart. • Shave off hours off yard work while also avoiding the repetitive arm, elbow, wrist and hand movements that cause injury with a dethatcher that gently combs dead grass and roots to the surface where they can be swept up. This season, make more of your days outdoors by spending less time doing chores and more time relaxing.— StatePoint

Travel Buddies


hether you need to pass through security or just want to pack light, try these traditionally liquid products packaged in unconventional ways.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has a unique offering of travel-friendly products: Seanik Solid Shampoo and Big Solid Conditioner—simply rub the bars on wet hair, work into a lather and rinse. Solid Sugar Scrub exfoliates with sugar and stimulates circulation with fennel and ginger to combat cellulite. And, Sparkle Toothy Tabs are toothpaste packed into tiny, mintsized tabs. Crunch them up between your teeth and brush away! ( Perfect for on-the-go sun protection, Adventuress Sunscreen Swipe are individually packaged wipes that include a perfect dose of SPF 30 sunscreen for all skin types. Adventuress Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes are also individually packaged, and sooth and protect skin from irritation, rash and redness. ( Clearasil’s On-The-Go Rapid Action Wipes contain 2% salicylic acid acne medication; not only do they wipe off dirt and makeup, but actively combat pimples at the same time. Disclaimer: The items and ideas presented here are not endorsed by Suburban Essex. Use at your own discretion and risk.


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Aesthetic Medicine

At the Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa, they believe that beautiful skin comes from within and must be nurtured to realize its full potential. Every patient initially consults with Dr. DeJuliis, Medical Director, for a personalized assessment of his or her skin type and individual skincare needs.

Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa

8 Hillside Ave, Suite 102, Montclair 973-338-6300

Hair Restoration




Dr. Tina Moheb provides exceptional dental care for the entire family. Cosmetic dentistry, Oral Cancer screening, dental implants, teeth whitening, low radiation x-rays, and Invisalign®. New patients/emergencies are always welcome. Most insurances accepted.

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

Using innovative movements, science, and tools, Pearl Personal Training is committed to delivering a better quality of life. • 2,700 square-foot training facility • State-of-the-art equipment • Overhead 10 speaker sound system • 3 50" LCD HDTV wall mounted televisions • Client lounge with half kitchen and individual lockers • New modern bathroom facilities • 2 KINESIS training wall systems

Advanced Smiles Dental Care

Verona Dental Arts

Pearl Personal Training

685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-7799


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Anagen Hair Solutions is committed to applying the latest non-surgical hair procedures to promote healthy hair growth. Every scalp is unique with its own DNA. They use the highest quality products, taking into consideration the health, condition, and integrity of the scalp. Sign up today for a complimentary analysis and learn about available treatment options.

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

Eye Care & Wear is a family business committed to their customers, patients and community. Dr. Rustagi, a Board Certified Optometrist, will perform a thorough eye exam and take the time to discuss all your treatment options. With the best in optometry and optician services, state-of-the-art technology, and that personal touch, they promise to make you feel right at home and put a smile on your face.

Anagen Hair Solutions

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89 Valley Road, Montclair 973-746-0061 •

Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to the LoVerme Center, where they blend the art of natural beauty with the latest proven technological advances in cosmetic surgery. This combination of art and science means matching this patient-first approach with the surgical skill you can trust.

The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery

825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5232

178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-228-2424

Plastic Surgeon

51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-5255 •

Plastic Surgeon

The Neigel Center is a leader in the war against aging. The practice offers cosmetic surgery for the face and the body, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, as well as laser treatments and advanced medical spa services. Recognized expert in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

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

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

Spiro Plastic Surgery Scott A. Spiro, MD

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 204 West Orange 973-325-7779 •

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 West Orange 973-736-5907 •

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Aces leads the way in advanced orthopaedic techniques and non-surgical options that can help you maintain a better quality of life. It is the only orthopaedic practice in NJ with four women physicians. Most insurances accepted. Network Provider for Workman’s Compensation injuries. Aces also has offices in Cliffside Park, Paramus, Union City, Hoboken and Manhattan.

Aces Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1255 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-842-2100 •


If you really want to learn something, learn how to teach it… • Yoga Teacher Training • Private Lessons • Corporate Well-Being Programs

The American Yoga Academy Locations in West Orange and Downtown Summit 973-731-9960


HOME & GARDEN Using Salvage Items to Decorate Outdoor Living Spaces By Rhonda L. Rivera


ith the popularity of the green movement, new television channels like HGTV and the DIY Network plus social media sites such as Pinterest have spurred many to find new purposes for old items. “People love reusing items instead of throwing them away,” according to Patty Cain, owner of the Gypsy Farmhouse. “By repurposing pieces that were handmade over 100 years ago, the beautiful workmanship can be appreciated for many more years to come.”

Patty Cain

Sometimes people fall in love with a vintage item, but are at a loss as to what to do with it today. “We are the idea people. We give you ideas of what you can do with the item,” says Cain. For example:

• Prop up old ladders, vintage wooden or iron fence sections, or place vintage chairs in the garden and let vines climb up or around them • Place old shutters, iron gates, weather vanes or lightening rods around the backyard for decorative interest • Transform any sort of unusual containers, such as egg baskets, wooden crates, old porcelain sinks, oil cans, galvanized buckets and tubs and even old leather work shoes and sneakers into planters for flowers • Hang Amish tin barn stars, made from old roofing tins, onto the side of your garage

Taking TV Outdoors in Style


he outdoor TV market is a new and rapidly growing market that provides home theatre-quality viewing in your outdoor environment. Create your weekend getaway or a lazy weekday afternoon with high performance audio and video in your yard, by your pool, or the deck. New materials and technology make possible a variety of weatherproof equipment to withstand rain, snow, and even the blazing sun. “With the high quality of all-weather design speakers and TV’s, more and more families are starting to enjoy the audio/video experience in the outdoors.” States Al Dimeo of Samm Sound in West Caldwell. Samm Sound, 1103 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, 973-575-8910

Al Dimeo

“What should I look for when re-evaluating home insurance coverage?”


ou should look for a quality carrier, the carrier’s claims reputation, the nature of the coverage, and a premium that fits your budget.

Keep in mind that it is very important that you compare apples-to-apples when selecting the right home insurance coverage for your needs. Just as some people drive Fords while others choose Ferraris, insurance coverage varies widely. I recommend that you go to an independent insurance agent who serves the customer, not the carrier. An independent agent will be able to give you complete and unbiased coverage analysis so that you can rest assured that your insurance needs are being met.”

• Transform antique birdbaths into water features • Cut Amish farm porch posts and place a birdhouse on top, or use as the four posts of a pergola The Gypsy Farmhouse 106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, 973-239-9886 58

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Denny Klein, Rand Feuer & Klein, LLC, 973-582-6200

Denny Klein

Home Cleaning

All My Chores is the premier cleaning service in the Northern New Jersey area. Offering recurring weekly, bi-weekly, every-four-week service, one-time, move-in/out, for-sale, post construction clean-up & window cleaning. They also offer party help, service staff and clean up. Locally owned & operated, fully insured & bonded for your protection. Call for your free quote 973 936-9ALL(255).

All My Chores

7 Edgewood Road, Suite # 7, Bloomfield 973 936-9ALL(255)

Interior Design

Decorating Den Interiors is an award-winning Interior Design business located in Verona. They are the perfect source for all of your residential and light commercial interior design projects. Not only are they easy and fun to work with, but they offer you excellent design using the best in: custom window treatments, custom furniture including upholstery and reupholstery, lighting, accessories, floorcovering, design services, space planning, color consultations, and so much more!

Decorating Den Interiors


Landscape Design

From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance and upkeep of your landscaping, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. Their goal is to provide the highest quality results through expertise, experience, and a passion for excellence. That’s why they continue to be the company that designs and creates commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc. 345 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-244-1410 •

Home Cleaning

Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for 2011, 2012, and 2013. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Five Star are bonded, insured, experienced, and are enthusiastic about cleaning. They please some of the most demanding clients in New York and New Jersey. Call for a free quote!

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309

Kitchen Design

Aspen Kitchen and Bath is a full service custom kitchen and bath remodeling company with two showrooms located in Far Hills and Verona. They are proud to be your one-stop shop for glamorous design, richly finished cabinetry, premium fixtures and impeccable craftmanship. With the best staff of designers and contractors, Aspen Kitchen and Bath possesses the delicate touch and tenured experience to make your remodeling project the value of a lifetime.

Aspen Kitchen & Bath

380 Bloomfield Ave, Verona • 973-857-3170 55 Route 202, Far Hills • 908-375-8276


Lombardo Iron & Railing Co. creates art in iron whose value that is never out of date. Architects, interior designers and blacksmiths, will find the Art in Iron is resurging as a fashionable art option that finds its niche once more today, in its own right, the preference of every person of good taste. Transform, protect, & renew your home with a custom made railing, fence & gate. Many styles to choose from to suite your budge. Residential & Commercial.

Lombardo Iron & Railing Co. 298 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 973-228-5575

Interior Design


Karl’s is a premier dealer of brand name and designer appliances with six locations in New Jersey. They offer thousands of appliances in numerous color choices and finishes. From the most basic washer and dryer combination to complete customized professional kitchens, you will find what you need at Karl’s. The real-life displays in their Fairfield designer showroom will help you envision just the look and feel you’ve always wanted in your own home.

Karl’s Appliance

A Ferguson Enterprise 65 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 888-98-KARLS •

Kitchen Design

For 20 years Showcase Kitchen & Bath has been known for not only their stunning kitchens and bathrooms but for their ability to seamlessly perform all facets of home remodeling. The creative designs and quality craftsmanship continue to make Showcase New Jersey’s Premier Remodeler.

Showcase Kitchen & Bath

438 Broad Street Bloomfield • 973-743-8722 NJLic#13VH00056300 EPA Lead Safe Certificate #NAT–23584-1


Whether shopping for a unique gift for the home, updating a room, or designing an entire home, British Home Emporium and BHE Studio offers all you need to meet your personal design needs.

British Home Emporium & BHE Studio 89 & 91 Main Street, Madison 973-443-0303

Landscape Design

At Picture Perfect Landscapes, they understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. They have a team of experts that will consult with you to determine your exact needs. From landscape maintenance to new construction, their residential and commercial clients know that when they call Picture Perfect Landscapes, they will get the best.

Picture Perfect Landscapes

462 Horseneck Road, Fairfield • 973-439-9300

General Contractor

American Roofing & Siding, llc is a “full service” roofing company and can handle everything from a new roof installation, roof restoration and roof maintenance to re-roofs and roof repairs. All with the assurance that can solely come with years of experience. Every home owner is treated with the “personal touch” that comes from their staff.

From Extraordinary to Exquisite! We’ll Make Your Dreams Come True… New Construction, Renovations and Historical Restorations; Complete Kitchen & Bath Renovations; Decks and Outdoor Verandas; Home Theater Installations; Custom Cabinetry & Closet Systems; Interior/Exterior Painting. No job too small! Free Estimate. NJ Lic #13VH05276800

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Keeping Headlice at Bay By Rhonda L. Rivera


That four-letter word strikes fear into the hearts of many parents. With 6-12 million infestations each year in the United States in children ages 3-11 years, what can be done to stop them? First off, it’s important to note that personal hygiene has nothing to do with whether a child contracts lice. Secondly, lice are extremely contagious and annoying, but not dangerous and do not spread disease. Di Wang “Lice are spread by a number of ways, including headto-head contact,” explains Di Wang, owner of Pigtails & Crewcuts in Montclair. “The best way to reduce the risk of getting lice is by using preventative products and not sharing head accessories.” Two brands offer complete lines of preventative shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays and hair

gels. The “lice defense line” by Circle of Friends has a lavender scent which repels lice. The other brand, Fairy Tales, is scented with rosemary which similarly keeps lice at bay. Both brands are organic, non-toxic and contain no harsh chemicals. Should prevention tactics fail, however, both offer lice removal kits. According to Wang, one of the most popular lice prevention products is the leave-in spray conditioner. Many parents stop their kids on the way out the door and spray it on their hair, inside hats and on girls’ headbands and bows. Helmets, a main culprit of spreading lice as they are shared among teammates, should also be sprayed before each use. Wang notes that no special “lice season” exists, so prevention is key year-round. Both Circle of Friends and Fairy Tales brands are available at Pigtails & Crewcuts, 49 Claremont Ave., Montclair, 973-746-5437, www.

Child Care Comes of Age By Rhonda L. Rivera


new model of early childhood education has emerged over the past fifteen years. Traditional notions of either day care (essentially full-time babysitting) or preschool (an introduction to the classroom via a shortened day) have evolved. Today’s savvy parents demand hybrid child care that focuses on the child’s individual development combined with flexible coverage hours. Child Care centers are now considered enrichment opportunities, offering age-appropriate curricula that is followed throughout the day, which can run from 7:30am to 6:30pm. An experienced and educated staff works with the children, monitoring developmental progress both socially and behaviorally, and providing daily reports to parents. “With our childcare programs, we see children with a high level of self-esteem and the ability to self-regulate. They are interested in


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trying new things, and believe that it’s ok to fail,” says Corrine Harney, M.Ed., Executive Director of My Morning Out Programs located on South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair.


Harney credits the national spotlight on early childhood education and the movement toward a universal pre-K for the changing views and new-found respect for the field. She also cites the Early Learning Standards enacted by the State of New Jersey last year for providing a common framework for areas of development and competencies. Harney notes, “The level and rate of growth between newborn until five years old is greater than any other time in life. There’s a new understanding and appreciation for the importance of these formative years.”

Day Camp

Put on your super cape…it’s time for an adventure! The all-new Super Kids’ Quest Summer Camp is full of exciting, creative missions where kids will exercise their muscles and imaginations. Flexible scheduling options allow you to sign your Super Kid up for several weeks, a single week or even just a day at a time! Summer Camp starts June 23. The Little Gym also offers classes and birthday bashes.

The Little Gym

Caldwell • Livingston • Montclair


This year, why not give your child a funfilled birthday party they’ll never forget! Jumpnasium handles it all so you can relax and enjoy your own party. Their facility is bright, clean and safe, and their staff is trained and enthusiastic. Jumpnasium features large moon bounce inflatables, giant slides, inflatable climbers, bouncers, obstacle courses, interactive games, toddler activities and more. Come see why we were voted #1.


204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-1700 •


Hair Salon

Language School

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, kids come first. Their child-centric salon brings to life a colorful wonderland, filled with toys, trains, books, movies, video games and their signature automobile and airplane chairs. Since 2004, families have relied on Pigtails & Crewcuts salons to provide great haircuts and outstanding service. FREE parking at front of Salon.

Since 1973 the internationally-recognized LWFC has offered stimulating language lessons for babies, toddlers and elementary grades. Original music, vocabulary-building songs, language immersion, festive visual aids, action games and native-fluent language teachers are why the LWFC is the country’s leader in children’s language educational play.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Montclair • Madison Ridgewood • Jersey City 800-731-0830

49 Claremont, Montclair 973-746-KIDS (5437)

Pediatric Dentist

Language Workshop for Children

The Fun Bus of Essex County, NJ is a climatecontrolled bus (yes heat and air!) that is guaranteed to bring the FUN right to you! They go to preschools, day cares, summer camps, special events and extra curricular activities at schools. Book your next birthday party with Fun Bus! Appropriate for ages 2-7.

Fun Bus - Essex County, NJ

Serving Essex County 973-731-5437 •



Comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a fun-filled environment where patients can feel at home! • Entertainment-themed office • Special training in pediatric dentistry and fellowship in treating special needs children • Member of American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell is a leading provider of education-based child care programs, summer camp and more! In addition to serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old from 6:30am-6:30pm, Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell offers hot meals, drinks and snacks served family style throughout the day, webcams included for parent viewing, and a large fully-equipped indoor and outdoor playground.

MMO Programs is a non-sectarian, child care and nursery school program that operates in the First Congregational Church in Montclair. It is unique in that it offers extended hours of care (7:30am to 6:30pm) and maintains a rich, engaging preschool curriculum. The low adult to child ratio and professional experienced staff offer individual attention for each child centered around play based learning.

Dr. Christopher Jones

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

MMO Programs

1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8330

Private School

810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell 973-227-4382

Private School

At Barnstable Academy, a private school for grades 5-12, our college prep curriculum ensures students are academically prepared, while our small class sizes and supportive environment provide the individualized attention students need to make important decisions about their future. Students who struggle at large public schools thrive at Barnstable Academy. Students who have mild learning differences find the solutions they need at Barnstable to be successful academically and personally.

Our Lady of the Lake is committed to providing quality education in an atmosphere of God-centered values. Each day the gospel message of love, peace, and joy is brought by a dedicated faculty whose teaching goes well beyond classroom instruction. The curriculum and activities are faith-rooted and support the growth and development of children from Pre-K through Grade 8.

Rainbow Academy


Our Lady of the Lake

8 Wright Way, Oakland • 201-651-0200

40 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-744-6521


Rainbow Academy focuses on fulfilling the needs of working parents while providing quality education and care to their children. Their comprehensive early education programs focus entirely on the needs of the individual child with stimulating, hands-on learning activities and lots of positive reinforcement. Infant through Kindergarten age children experience a nurturing “home-awayfrom-home” atmosphere utilizing Seedlings Early Childhood Education Programs®; a New Jersey state-approved early learning program. 1104 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-882-1111 •

Mobile Vendors

26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 •

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Fairleigh Dickinson Motorcycle Safety Education program offers Basic, Intermediate, Experienced and Advanced RiderCourses for 17 year-olds and up. Take a Private Lesson on your vehicle or ours. No permit, just a driver’s license. We provide motorcycles, helmets and our Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified RiderCoaches.

FDU Motorcycle Safety Program 201-692-6500



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“FOLLOW THE FOLLOWER” “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that makes me successful.”

Barry Farber

— Shania Twain


any of the greatest ideas, inventions, cures and successes are developed when an individual takes an approach which differs from that of leaders before him or her. Often, the key to success is breaking away from the pack and following what the heart and mind has to say. The problem is that sometimes people are afraid to be different because they want to be accepted by their family, friends and peers. For most, this begins at a young age. Children wear the same types of sneakers and dress the same way in order to avoid standing apart from the crowd. This trend even follows individuals into adulthood. When people get a new job, they first look around to make sure that they are doing the same things that their co-workers are doing. When they see that others are doing what is familiar to them, they feel more comfortable about their own behavior and actions. The problem, however, is that many people are losing out on a plethora of incredible opportunities. People should always be asking, “is the person I’m following going where I want to go?” Years ago, in a small store on Main Street, a shopkeeper placed a large grandfather clock in his front window. The next morning, he saw a man walk by, take out his pocket watch, adjust the watch, put it back in his pocket and walk away. Every morning for the next four years, the shopkeeper observed this morning ritual. Then, one morning the shopkeeper was out sweeping the sidewalk when the man passed by, took out his watch, adjusted it, and put it back in his pocket. “Excuse me,” said the shopkeeper, “but I’ve been watching you do this every morning, every day for four years now. Can you tell me why?” “Certainly,” said the man. “I’m the foreman down at the mill. I blow the quitting whistle at five o’clock every day, and I want to be sure that my people get out on time.”

“You’re kidding me,” said the shopkeeper. “I’ve been setting my grandfather clock to your five o’clock whistle all these years!” The funny thing is, they could have been off by days or weeks. The shopkeeper and the mill foreman, like many people in today’s society, were caught up in a game called “follow the follower.” Instead of conducting their own investigation to find someone who truly has the qualities they wish to emulate, people tend to take on the group mentality. People want to be themselves, but they are afraid to be labeled as “different.” There is nothing inherently wrong with following. In fact, it is one of the most effective ways to learn. High achievers are constantly studying other people and their methods of accomplishment. The difference is that they are particular about the people from whom they choose to learn. They look for those whose values match their own and who have achieved excellence in their field. They surround themselves with models of success.

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.” — Cynthia Heimel, writer and humorist

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers to help them market their products and land more deals. He is the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His latest book is Success Secrets of Sales Superstars (Entrepreneur Press). You can see him on QVC selling unique and innovative inventions. He is a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: or email him at: Listen to the new show:


Suburban Essex

June 2014

HOSTED BY: HOSTED BY: The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Joseph Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Series Essex offers a diverse County Executive Essex County Executive lineup of performers whoof Chosen Freeholders the Board the Board of Chosen Freeholders will take the center stage and Department of Parks, and the Department of Parks, throughout our historic Recreation & Cultural AffairsRecreation & Cultural Affairs Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Essex County Executive

LIVE AT YOU R LIVE AT YOUR ESSEX COUNTY ESSEX COU NTY PAR ESSEX K COUNTY PARK BROOKDALE PARK All performances begin at 7pm All performances begin at 7pm All performances begin at 7:30pm

VOLORA HOWELL THE INFERNOS & JOE PISCOPOVOLORA HOWELL uesday, WITH June 24 ~ Veterans Memorial Tuesday,Park, June 24 ~ Veterans Newark Memorial Park, Newark FIREWORKS Wednesday, July 2 (Rain date: July 3) BRADFORD HAYES BRADFORD HAYES Wednesday , June 25 ~ Irvington Park, Wednesday, Irvington June 25 ~ Irvington Park, Irvington JT TAYLOR “THE VOICE” JUNIOR VEGA’S LATIN EXPLOSION JUNIOR VEGA’S LATIN EXPLOSION FORMERLY OF KOOL & THE GANG Tuesday ,July July 1 ~ Independence Park, Tuesday, JulyNewark 1 ~ Independence Park, Newark Friday, 11*

SYMPHONICS SYMPHONICS THE DUPREES FESTIVALS* Tuesday Park,Tuesday, Nutley July 8 ~ Yanticaw Park, Nutley Friday, July 18, July 8 ~ Yanticaw GOSPEL FESTIVAL NEW STANDARDS SHADOWS OF THE 60’S: NEW STANDARDS Saturday, June 14 ~ 12pm-5pm Wednesday, July 9 ~ Monte Irvin Orange Wednesday, July 9 ~Park, Monte Irvin Orange Park, TRIBUTE TO Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange Orange Orange THE TEMPTATIONS, CEDENO ORCHESTRA DAVID CEDENO ORCHESTRA FOUR TOPSDAVID & SUPREMES HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL Tuesday , 25 July 15 Sunday, ~ Riverbank Tuesday, Newark July 15 ~ Riverbank Park, Newark Friday, July June 22 (Rain date: June 29)Park, 12pm-8pm ROBESON OPERA BY TRILOGY: ROBESON OPERA BY TRILOGY: JERSEY SOUND & ALMOST QUEEN Weequahic Park, Newark AN OPERA COMPANY AN OPERA COMPANY Friday, August 1 Wednesday, July 16 (Rain date: July Wednesday, July 17) 16 (Rain date: July 17) CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL Newark CAST OF BEATLEMANIA Branch Book Park, Branch Book Park, Newark Saturday, August 9 ~ 12pm-7pm Friday, August 8* NO DISCIPLINE NO DISCIPLINE Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange *TD Bank cardholders are invited Thursday Thursday,Newark July 17 ~ West Side Park, Newark to attend and visit the VIP tent! , July 17 ~ West Side Park, TD Bank cards must be FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL THREE JERSEY TENORS THREE JERSEY TENORS presented for entry. Saturday, August 9Castle ~ 4pm-9pm Tuesday, July 22 ~ Kip’s Park, Tuesday, July Verona 22 ~ Kip’s Castle Park, Verona Ivy Hill Park, Newark GORDON JAMES & HOT JAZZ GORDON JAMES & HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL Wednesday, July 23 ~LATINO Vailsburg Park, Wednesday, Newark July 23 ~ Vailsburg Park, Newark Sunday, ~ 10am-7pm TONY SCALL YAugust &17JAZZMATAZ TONY SCALLY & JAZZMATAZ Monte Irvin Park, Orange Tuesday, July 29 ~Orange Watsessing Park, Tuesday, July 29 ~ Watsessing Park,



Bloomfield/East Orange

FIVE O’TRIO Thursday July 31 Monte ~ Irvin Grover Cleveland Thursday, JulyPark, 31 ~ Grover Cleveland Park, Orange Park, Orange NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY,ORCHESTRA Caldwell/Essex Fells Caldwell/Essex Fells & FIREWORKS MIKE GRIOT’S ESSEX COUNTY SOUTH Friday, June 27 ~ 7:30pmDENISE HAMILTON DENISE HAMILTON MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL Branch Brook, Park, Tuesday August 5 ~ Ivy Hill Park, Tuesday, Newark August 5 ~ Ivy Hill Park, Newark Sunday, September 7 ~ 11am-8pm Heller Parkway, Newark JOHNNY DRAMA & HIS JOHNNY DRAMA 4 & HIS HIP HOP 4 South Mountain Reservation,HIP HOP Wednesday 6 ~ Weequahic Wednesday, Park, AugustNewark 6 ~ Weequahic Park, Newark West Orange THE INFERNOS AND,JOEAugust PISCOPO JOSE CHAVARRIA JOSE CHAVARRIA WITH FIREWORKS SOULFUL HOUSE MUSIC CONCERT Tuesday , August 12 ~ Riverfront Park, Tuesday, August Newark 12 ~ Riverfront Park, Newark Wednesday, July 2 Saturday, September 13 ~ 12pm-7pm (Rain date: July 3) ~ 7:30pm GARDEN STATE BAND GARDEN STATE CONCERT BAND Monte IrvinCONCERT Orange Park, Orange Brookdale Park, Friday , August 15 *These ~ events Eagle Rock Reservation, Friday, August 15 ~ Eagle Rock Reservation, are co-sponsored by the Essex County Bloomfield/Montclair West Orange West Orange Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.


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