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By Warren Westura

VOL. 25 NO. 5

David J. Black

What Is Your Favorite Spot at the Jersey Shore?


Cathleen M. Black PRESIDENT & COO

Michael J. Reidy ART DIRECTOR


Long Beach Island. Wonderful restuarants, a lot of fun people and beautiful beaches. —Lillian Sonnenschein, Verona

Vanice Gage Donegan

I would have to say nostalgically, Point Pleasant. I spent my summers there as a child with my sisters. They are favorite memories of growing up. —Robin Wallace, Verona

Island Beach State Park. Because it’s quiet and beautiful like a private gem.

Spring Lake. It’s beautiful with great restaurants. I love the homes and the beach is spotless.

—Andrea Buccino, Nutley

—Velia D‘ Angelico, Caldwell

Sandy Hook, because I like that they have a dog beach. We go there a lot. —Christine Lamont, Caldwell

Long Beach Island. It’s where I am calmest and I feel at most peace. I grew up there.

Shipbottom Shellfish on Long Beach Island. Because it has the best clams casino and crab cakes anywhere. —Ken Baris, Livingston

—Lauren Norcross, Roseland

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On the Spot

24 Local Gift Guide

What Is Your Favorite Spot at the Jersey Shore?

Support Local Merchants

27 Pets

10 Inside Essex News and Happenings Around the Area

12 Calendar of Events

18 Best of Essex 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards Categories

48 Perfect Match of Experience, Technology and Proven Success

28 Pet & Animal Resource Directory

50 Simple Ways to Add Physical Fitness to Your Daily Routine

54 Restaurant Guide

37 Plan for Seasonal Maintenance

59 Pairing Wine and Desserts Like a Pro

To Benefit Give the Kids Hope Foundation and North Jersey Underprivileged Children

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52 Resource Directory

36 Expert Advisor—What You Should Know Before Hiring a Landscape Architect

38 David Harris Golf Invitational

22 Summer Sessions Provide Stimulus for Art and Soul

47 European Wax Center to Join Retailers at The Corner at Livingston Circle

27 How Your Pet May Improve Your Health

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32 Event Highlight— Cats in the Garden XI

46 Health, Beauty & Wellnes

60 Best of Essex Resource Directory 62 Diamond Minds Get Off Balance—3 Keys to Living a More Balanced and Rewarding Life


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he semi-annual Fine and Decorative Arts Open Studio and sale will be held on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th from 11am-5pm at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston. Artists in resident work in a variety of disciplines that include clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, weaving and photography.

or Sheree Sarabhayavanija, owner of Montclair’s Spice II Thai, being in the restaurant business is a family thing. Since coming to the U.S., her entire family has opened restaurants that offer a taste of Thailand’s finest cuisine. Following in the footsteps of her grandmother, parents, and brother, Sheree has opened restaurants of her own throughout the North Jersey area. Offering traditional meals and delectable specials, each dish is perfectly balanced, rich with Thai flavors and authentic ingredients.

While visiting the different art and craft studios, attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, observe demonstrations, purchase artwork, and view a group exhibition in the Gallery. From noon-3pm on Saturday, the Montclair Art Museum truck will be on site for attendees of all ages to create their work of art.

Since opening, Spice II Thai in the heart of Montclair, Sheree continues to keep her family’s traditions and recipes alive. The restaurant, which opened on November 19, 2008 (Sheree’s mothers birthday) expertly balances rich Thai flavors and authentic ingredients to craft delightful dishes. With a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and friendly servers, Spice II Thai is the perfect place any night of the week or special occasion. With a family tradition of opening great restaurants, it is no surpise that Sheree and Spice II Thai make you feel at home. After all—it’s a family thing.

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Bill Wojtowicz opened Premiere Contractors in 1997, focusing on residential kitchens, bathrooms, additions and whole house remodels, with a particular passion for restoring old homes. “We’ve intentionally kept the business small,” he says. “I manage all the projects personally, and we take on a limited number of projects at any one time.” In this way, he says, he can guarantee the level and quality of service that has always been important to him. In fact, he believes so strongly in quality workmanship and building trust with clients that the company offers a lifetime warranty on all workmanship.

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ivingston 6th grader, Jordan Kooper, is the 2017 Pediatric Honored Hero for this years’ Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s New Jersey Chapter’s Take Steps walk. Jordan is motivating the local community to find cures by participating in the walk which takes place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Jordan Kooper is living with ulcerative colitis which combined with Crohn’s disease, are painful, debilitating digestive diseases affecting more than 1.6 million American adults and children, including an estimated 80,000 patients under the age of 18. “Just after my The Kooper Family at the diagnoses, my family first heard about the Crohn’s & Liberty State Park 2016 Walk Colitis Foundation on the radio. We decided to go to the website to learn more about the walk, I knew we had to do a team” says Jordan.


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29th Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts Show JUNE 17-18

There is no better way to buy hand crafted fine art and fine crafts than to meet with the artisans themselves and to see and feel the creations first hand. Fine artists working in a variety of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, silver and gold will please the tastes of the fine art and craft lover. This free to the public. Brookdale Park, Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Aves., Bloomfield/Montclair. Ongoing NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ Summer Exhibition An exhibition of photographs from Phil Witt, David DesRochers, Jack Moskowitz and others. Their enthusiasm for both nature and photography is evident in their images ranging from local landscapes to wildlife from the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Tanzania. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

New Jersey Skies Planetarium Show During this live presentation about the spring night sky, learn how to find bright nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Exciting astronomical events and discoveries will also be highlighted. Ages 6 and up. Thurs & Fri 2 pm; Sat & Sun, 3:30pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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With more than 83,000 objects ranging from rare, exotic seashells and minerals to a mastodon skeleton and animal specimens, along with the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Full-Dome Planetarium--New Jersey’s first, together with a history of creating innovative interactive exhibits for all ages, the Newark Museum is the place to be to discover the sciences. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and jobsearch strategies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit for more information.

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On April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered WWI by declaring war on Germany. German U-Boat attacks against unarmed vessels carrying American citizens and evidence of a German plot to ally with Mexico against the United States rendered American neutrality unsustainable, and so the United States joined in the conflict that had raged for two and a half years. The photos and stories told here in newspaper headlines, obituaries, photos, ephemera and letters provide a small glimpse into one such community. FM Kirby Gallery at the Morristown/Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Rd., Morristown. 973-538-6161.

Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Call 973-994-4994 for all class schedules, information, and registration. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

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Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. June class is Intermediate WORD. Call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

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St. Catherine of Siena’s Annual Carnival

The St. Catherine of Siena parish of Cedar Grove will host their annual carnival and will include: rides and boardwalk-style games with prizes, food court and Siena Ale house, Katie’s Café Kids World (“fun and games for younger children”) in an air conditioned Siena Hall and “Wristband Thursday” (all you can ride ticket for $30). Also June 3, 6-10pm. June 4, 4-8pm. St. Catherine of Siena, Pompton Ave., and Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-7960.

Ironbound Community Farmers’ Market Fresh produce, leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.Also available honey, honey products, local artisan goods. Saturdays, 8:30am-3pm. 325-329 Ferry St., Newark. 732-239-3735. www.

Jersey Artist Albert Green Exhibition

Oakside Summer Camp Registration Art camp opens the season for the week of June 26 -June 30. Campers will learn about famous artists from different time periods while learning new techniques. The week of July 10July 14 features a long-time favorite, Adventures in Cooking. Campers will learn a different culinary treat each day, with chocolate-making on the menu. Weeks 3, July 17-21 and 4, August 7-11, will offer drawing, painting and 3-D art creations. Mon-Fri 9 am-2pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. www.


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This spring, the Morris Museum will present an exhibition of the work of internationally renowned ceramicist, Albert Green. Entitled “Albert Green Pottery: From the Collection of the Morris Museum,” the show will be on view through June 23. 973-971-3700.

Women’s Workshops June programs are: Be Prepared! and Things to Consider When Making a Career Change. Call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

View the artworks of more than 30 artists, works included paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, wearable art and accessories. The “Harmony” exhibit is open Weds.through Sats, noon-5pm and runs through June 17. ACL ART Gallery, 1170 Town Center Way, Livingston. 973-650-6374.

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Musical Adventure Mary Poppins takes us on a magical and memorable adventure. It’s an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and a little bit of magic. Runs through June 25. Call or visit web for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

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The Stars Tell the Story

Works by Students in Watercolor Techniques & World of Watercolors

An exhibition exploring patriotism and history in the United States. Showcasing American flags, costumes, and artifacts, The Stars Tell the Story is on view through November 13. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

Students work with landscapes, figures, self portraits, reproduced work and make pieces from their imagination. In this way they experience and discover how to use the paint more fully and to see that they can do much more with the paint than they may have originally believed. Runs thry June 22. Montclair Art Museum, Art School Arcade Gallery, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Roses to Rock Gardens Annual Garden Tour Guest Speaker – Kelley Forsyth from Kelley Garden Design presents “Banish Gardeners’ Guilt! Easy methods to improve your relationship with your garden!” Guest speaker starts at 9:30am. Gardens open from 11am4pm. Purchase tickets online or call. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

MPAC Spring Production: West Side Story Featuring the talents of dozens of young performers.The story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to the turbulent streets of New York City in the 1950s as star-crossed lovers are caught between rival street gangs. 7:30pm. June 3, 2 & 7:30pm & June4, 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

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Watercolor Exhibit Enjoy an exhibit of watercolor paintings, prints and photography by Karen DeRose. Karen also uses her artistic sensibility in her career as a Realtor who loves to list and to sell “handyman specials.” Runs through June. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-6670405.

Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti Performs

Creative Movement Class This is an exciting class that will introduce dance and teach the basics of self-expression through movement, visualization and audio association. The instructors are professional dancers, actresses and singers. With the use of props and music, children will explore the four elements of creative dance; body, space, force and time. 12:30pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti, from America’s Got Talent Season 11, is bringing his larger than life voice to the stage. Valentinetti is an Italian-American crooner know best for his flawless vocals on classic American Songbook tunes, including a remarkable rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Come along as we ride the stylish Twentieth Century, LTD as it speeds from Chicago to New York. Meet the flamboyant and egocentric theatrical impresario Oscar Jaffe. Grab a seat, and come along for the ride, as a bunch of eccentric characters chase each other around. Thurs , Fri, and Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Runs through June 17. Call for dates and times. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752.

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

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Yoga on the Plaza The physical practice of yoga integrates spirit, mind and body while developing strength, flexibility, relaxation and general well being. Open level class presented by Misha Hajj, yoga instructor at the YMCA of Montclair. Fridays 9am through September. Montclair Public Library 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Chair Yoga Carly Susser will lead five classes on June 2, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Each session will include guided relaxation, breathwork, and seated stretching / poses. 12:30 pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Author Presentation Author Bernard Beck will give a presentation on his newly published novel, One American Dream. The story follows a young Jewish immigrant from Poland and his quest to become “an authentic American.” Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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The Essex County Park System and the Montclair Film Festival present Summer Series Disney’s “Moana.” Bring the family to the garden and enjoy the film. 8pm. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 74 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. (continued on page 16)

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This workshop will give participants the knowledge & confidence needed to identify and remedy “knots” and other inhibitors within the muscle fibers and fascia. Learn the many benefits of these two techniques that keep the body well balanced, flexible, and performing at optimal levels. 2-3:30pm. Embracing Fitness,155 East Main St., Little Falls. 973-477-2448. www.embracingfitness. com

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Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Aidy Bryant, and Kurt Braunohler. Based on real life events, “The Big Sick” film tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with American grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. The show will feature comedy on hot button issues like Muslim-American relations and interracial dating. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 7pm. 973-783-9500. www.

14th Annual SOMA Artists Studio Tour With over 70 emerging, mid-career, and established artists and over 12 special exhibitions—art appreciators and collectors have the perfect opportunity to start or grow an art collection. To plan your journey of South Orange and Maplewood, the Studio Tour website ( lists all participating artists and has an interactive map that lets you filter by theme, medium, and other options. Also June 4. 11am-5pm each day.

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Get an inside glimpse of the art world by attending the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open House. While visiting a variety of different art studios, you will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Riker Hill art park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston. 973-268-3500.

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The carnival-like event combines games, giveaways and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by Essex County. Includes free admission to Turtle Back Zoo. 10am-2pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-621-4400.

West Orange Street Fair Featuring over 100 crafters & food vendors, classic car show, beer & wine garden, kids blow-up rides and activities for the whole family. Street performers and free admission to the Thomas Edison Museum. 11am6pm. 973-325-4109.

Musical Theatre Auditions TV/Acting, make-up, hip-hop, stage combat, auditons/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in NJ & NYC. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt. 973-868-6529.

Steve Kimock Performs Steve Kimock, the protean improvisational guitarist will be celebrating the release of two singles on this tour. Expect beauty… and fireworks. Doors 8. Show 8:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Inc., First Congregational Church. 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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New Eyes for the Needy Fabulous Finds Resale Shop “Closing for Summer Sale”. Check out the wide assortment of fine and vintage jewelry, watches, and small home décor items. Special Sale on Designer Sunglasses. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, 973-376-4903.

Family Farm Day Meet farmers, take part in demonstrations, crafts, games, food, and local farm vendors for the whole family. 1-4pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982 ext. 10. www.metc. org (continued on page 19)

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RESTAURANTS & DINING Bagel Store Bakery Boutique Bakery Banquet Facility Barbeque Brunch Burger Candy & Chocolate Store Caterer Chinese Restaurant Craft Beer Selection Deli Diner Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Italian Restaurant Mexican Restaurant New Restaurant Other Ethnic Restaurant Outdoor Dining Pizza Restaurant (BYOB) Restaurant (Full Service) Romantic Restaurant Seafood Selection Sports Bar Steak Sushi Restaurant Wine & Spirit Store

RETAIL STORES Art and Framing Gallery Florist Gift Shop Home Furnishings Jewelry Store Fine Jewelry Store Shoe Store Specialty Store Store Front/Window Toy/Hobby Store Women’s Fashion ENRICHMENT/ENTERTAINMENT Adult Instruction/Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Girls Night Out Live Music F AMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES Children and ‘Tween Fashion Children’s Party Places Children’s Instruction/Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Learning Center/Tutoring Preschool/Childcare Private School

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FITNESS, BEAUTY & HEALTH Acupuncture Chiropractor Dentist—Group Practice Dentist—Individual Dentist—Pediatric Orthodontist Orthopedist Gym Community Gym Lash/Brow Optician Personal Trainer Physical Therapist Pilates Studio Podiatry Specialized Fitness Studio Hair Salon Specialty Beauty Services Spa (Day) Spa (Medical) Massage (Spa) Massage (Non-Spa) Yoga Studio PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Accountants Insurance Agents Realtors (Individual Offices)

PERSONAL SERVICES Auto Repair/Body Shop Car Wash Senior Living Taxi/Car Service PETS Pet Boarding Pet Services Pet Supplies Veterinarian HOME SERVICES Cleaning Service Custom Closets Electrician Heating/Cooling (HVAC) Home Renovations/Contractors Interior Design Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Landscaping Painter Pest Control Plumber Roofing/Siding/Windows Specialized Home Services

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Sunday, June 4

“Let’s Brunch for a Cure” Event This event includes a unique line-up including: Singer/Songwriter Eric Harris who will perform songs by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and more. Guest Speaker, Blanche Garcia, of Travel Channel Reality Series “Hotel Impossible”. Guest appearance will also be made by Singer, Crystal Gaynor. Raffle prizes will include a special custom hand-made cutting board by Shaun Killman, HGTV’s All American Handyman. 11am to 2pm. Presented by Prelude to a Cure. Jim & Kathy Garland, are generously opening up their gorgeous home at 14 Wood Rd., Morristown.

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Making their Way: Colonial Women in Newark

TV/Acting, make-up, hip-hop, stage combat, auditons/college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in NJ & NYC. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt. 973868-6529.

Sunday Afternoon Concert: Trio Adventure Part of the fourth season of Van Vleck’s collaboration with Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, these concerts welcome faculty, student and visiting artists to perform. 2pm. Reservations required. Free. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 2.

Official town records contain scant reference to the contributions of women in the colonial period, but other archival sources show that colonial women — young or old, well-educated or barely literate, slave or free — found ways to make their way and contribute to the development of early Newark. 2pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, Founder’s Room, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

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A frolicking little puppy named Biscuit loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Celebrate Dad the All American Way Kids cooking Class

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Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate in cooking a meal for dad. Menu includes: Fake Shack burgers, healthy french fries, do it yourself cole slaw, lemon squares, watermelon lemonade. Ages 8-12yrs. 3:30-6pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morria Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Did you know that during a 1” rainstorm, 623 gallons of water will run off a 1000 square-foot roof? Wouldn’t it be great to harvest some of that water and use it for flowers or to wash our cars instead of using precious drinking water? Rain barrels are part of the solution. They allow some of that water to be collected and used more slowly, giving it time to seep into the earth and be filtered naturally. Age 16+. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

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Variety of fresh fruits & vegetables. Also available: Baking goods, etc. Runs through Nov. 20th. Mondays, 2- 7pm. 973-762-8152 x 2003.

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Spend a glorious afternoon on a 6500-yard Robert White designed Par 71 Championship Course, that is sure to challenge the most novice to advanced golfer. Itinerary includes: 12:30pm golfer registration & lunch. 1:30pm tee off 18 hole scramble. 6:30pm dinner & cocktails. There’s something for everyone at the Golf Outing, canasta & Mah Jong tournament, ladies luncheon honoring Jane Hoffman with complimentary yoga class and golf clinic & ladiesluncheon. Green Brook Country Club, 100 W Greenbrook Rd., Caldwell. 973-622-1110.

Commemorate 50 Years Since Israel’s Six-Day War Rabbi Kasowitz, West Orange JLI instructor, will offer a fascinating new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) called Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War. The course invites participants to experience a captivating account of what was at the time considered by many to be the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history. 7:30pm. At Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-325-6311. Register:

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Monday Morning Yoga Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around you, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. Bring your own mat. Mons 9:30am–10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: email education@vanvleck. org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Arts n Crafts Class Veteran Instructor Lisa Mason is introducing a new class for little ones. Seasonal arts and crafts. Come be creative and have some fun. 4pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Tuesday, June 6 Morristown Festival of Books Presents Summer Spotlight 2017 Author talk and in-person visit with New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub. Straub will be in conversation with Glamour books editor Elisabeth Egan to discuss Straub’s latest bestseller, Modern Lovers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college—their own kids now going to college—and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. 7:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.

Centennial Celebration The Caldwell Public Library is celebrating its centennial year. Celebrate West Essex residents who are turning 90100 this year. RSVP for this fun event. 3:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-2262837.

Financial Options Seminar for Caregivers Explore the key issues that arise for caregivers, with Calea Stiles- Schatz of Allied Wealth Partners, and the options and steps they can take in order to protect their financial security for the long run. Find out about an opportunity to stay connected and engaged with our loved seniors with Paula Muller of Sociavi Company. Sociavi will demonstrate an easy to use device that is adored by seniors and their families. The presentation will be followed by a networking event. Gren Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange. Register on line www.greenhillcom/events/, by phone at 973-731-2300 x373.

Social Security/Medicare Presentation Alzheimer’s 101 This program will provide a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Information about warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed as well as planning for the future and accessing community resources. 6:30 pm–7:30pm. Free. Pre-registration is required. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 888-280-6055. falcone@

An Evening of Laugher Honoring Andrea & Bryan Bier and Lisa & Erik Lindauer, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Rachel Coalition, and featuring comedian Gary Gulman.To benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-765-9050 ext 1719.

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




International Buffet Nights A different cuisine of the world will be highlighted each month in recognition of the 60th anniversary year and the unique talents, traditions and diversity of the Manor Family. The month of June features Polish specialty dishes. Reservations available starting at 6pm. Also June 8, 14 & 15. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

South Orange Farmers Market Variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also available: Eggs, milk, baked goods, local honey, nuts, pickles and lives, breads, cheeses, gluten-free meals and much more. Weds. 2-7pm through Oct. 25. Sloan St. & First St. (Lot 9), South Orange. 973-763-6899. (continued on page 30)







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Academic PROFILE

Summer Sessions Provide Stimulus for Art and Soul Newark Academy Has Something for Everyone By Martta Kelly, Photos Courtesy of Newark Academy


arents seeking an engaging and rewarding summer enrichment program for their child need look no further than Newark Academy’s Summer Academic Session, which begins in late June and runs through the first week of August. The prestigious and popular Summer Session provides an unparalleled academic experience that includes advanced credit and enrichment and skill development courses, while nurturing curiosity and passion for learning. Robert Mallalieu, director of the Summer Session program for the past 33 years, has seen Summer Session enrollment grow from 167 in 1984 to 1,300 last year. “It’s not merely students from Newark Academy who attend our Summer Session,” he said. “The majority of our summer attendees are from various schools around the state.” The strength of Newark Academy’s Summer Session, he added, is a talented faculty and a wide range of courses and workshops. “While the curriculum we offer includes standards such as English, mathematics, and science, we also feature courses in the arts and technology, such as digital arts and photography that are popular with young people,” he said. The cutting edge STEAM program (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) has a lineup of new courses for 2017, designed to cultivate students in grades three through eight who have an interest in engineering. They include: • Introduction to Coding • Introduction to Engineering • App & Game Design • Advanced Drones • Advanced Robotics 22

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For students looking for intellectual and artistic endeavors beyond the traditional classroom experience, there are specialized workshops such as: • Writing Interactive Fiction • Threats to Marine Ecosystems • Video Game Coders’ Boot Camp • Model United Nations And, for those who are artistically inclined, there is an Improv Workshop and the JTole Jazz Academy. Students who take advanced courses in chemistry, physics, and calculus at Newark Academy can also get credit for them in their respective schools when they return in the fall.

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For younger children, Newark Academy’s Jump Start is a fun, interactive, and accelerated learning environment for rising first- and second-graders. “Jump Start was designed to ease the transition into these grades,” Mallalieu said.

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Inspired by nature, these personal fragrances purify and perfume the air like no other product. Lampe Berger does not “mask” odors but rather destroys them so they are completely eliminated. Gift sets available include both lamp and “sample size” fragrance.

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Hand crafted using an MLB Authenticated Game Used New York Yankees Baseball (Mets and other teams available). Features the unmistakable red stitching and scratches and scuffs that let you know they have seen gameplay. Includes a custom MLB hologram that ensures authenticity with a number that can be searched at to learn specific details of the ball’s game history. Each watch comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball.

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How Your Pet May Improve Your Health

hen you’re sick and your cat curls up on your lap, you might think you feel a little better. If you take your dog to work, you may notice that the day is less stressful. Or if you travel with your four-legged friend, maybe you think you sleep better.

owners, veterinarians, doctors, employers and non-pet owners about these overall health benefits,” said Dr. J. Michael McFarland, group director, companion animal marketing at Zoetis. “We are hopeful this will help improve policies regarding pets in public places and also improve public health.”

Turns out you don’t just think you feel better, but your pet may actually make you healthier. A growing body of scientific research supports that this “pet effect” is real.

The research collected by HABRI shows a variety of potential positive effects of pets; for example, that having a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. One study from the University of Minnesota even found that people who have never owned a cat have a 40 percent higher relative risk of death from a heart attack.

Animal health company Zoetis has launched a campaign called The Pet Effect to raise awareness about how pets make people healthier and how, by extension, the veterinary professionals who keep pets healthy are key contributors to human and public health. The company has launched this campaign with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). “We’ve learned that human well-being is enhanced because of a healthy relationship with a pet. Now we want to educate pet

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Montclair Animal Hospital 124 Watchung Ave, Upper Montclair NJ 07042 973-7441942 The Verona and Montclair Animal Hospital are known for their extremely advanced approach to pet health care, but more importantly for their compassionate manner in which this care is provided.

Dog Boarding & Daycare The Doggie Chalet 973-302-4956 | e-mail: A family, home-based business providing cage-free dog boarding/pet sitting and dog training services, which replaces traditional boarding with a family atmosphere. Offering services for Chihuahuas to Great Danes for the same price, no dog is too big or too small. Serving North Jersey, Orange County NY and NYC with transportation available.

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Pups @ Play 42 Okner Pkwy, Livingston, Just off Rt. 10 Near Livingston Circle 973-740-8500 | Offering a clean, safe and sociable environment. Our client controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

Pet Portraits Paint-My-Pet 973-454-3836 | Providing a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the world of professional illustration and the special relationship between pet owners and their companions. All of his Pet Portraits are hand painted in watercolor.

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Pet Care Holistic Pet Care 125 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-3899 | Dr. Gerald Buchoff, BVScAH, combines conventional and alternative medicine to create a natural and common sense approach to your pet’s healthcare. Treatment can include acupuncture, chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, homeopathy and nutritional therapy. Pets can be treated at the clinic and under special circumstances house calls can be arranged.

Pet Food Longevity, Dr. B’s Raw Pet Food 145 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-837-6606 Dogs and cats benefit from food that is as close to what their diet would be in nature— food that is wild, natural, raw and organic. Longevity Raw Pet Food is a function food designed by a holistic veterinarian to prevent cancer and autoimmune diseases, and to

In Fresh Market Complex 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-992-1325 Choice Pet is the pet-loving community’s trusted source for knowledge, inspiration, and choice. New local ownership, lower prices, and great products make it the place to go “for the love of pets.” Store hours: Mon-Sat: 8am-9pm, Sun: 9am-7pm.

Montclair Feed & Pet Supply 204 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-746-4799 In business for over 20 years, the staff at Montclair Feed & Pet Supply love helping people and their furry companions. They offer a large selection of pet foods and supplies. Visit their self pet-bathing room and K9 bakery featuring birthday cakes and K9 cookies. Check out their website for upcoming events and adoption days.

Thank You for Voting Us BEST VETERINARIAN Three Years in a Row! We’re a full service community veterinary hospital with two convenient locations. In each of our hospitals, you’ll find our caring and dedicated staff responsive to your pet’s every need. From routine wellness check-ups that ensure your pet’s good health to advanced procedures, such as laser surgery that minimizes discomfort and shortens recovery time, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your pet in all that we do. Saturday and Evening Hours On-Site Parking Boarding Facilities Breed Consultation Available Cat Condos

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Parkinson’s Support Group

A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. Free. Registration required. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-8195.

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Beginning with a navigator, every aspect of the program, including bariatric surgery, will be clearly presented so you can make the right choice. 6pm. Free. Registration required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7433.

Parentless Daughters

The death of a parent is a loss like no other. When unresolved feelings or even estrangement remains, the loss of one’s parents can be even more complicated. Join Psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman for a nurturing evening to help you cope with being a parentless daughter. Verona location. 8-9:30pm. Advanced registration required. Call 973-857-4357 (HELP) or visit

If you are planning a trip to Europe learn from Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh as she teaches you how to capture your bucket list images. Me Ra will walk you through her go-to camera settings to prepare you for outdoor markets, street photography, sweeping landscapes, historical monuments and architecture. Learn her favorite composition methods, as well as how to capture magical light to enhance drama in images. 6-8pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipes from the Garden State

Thursday, June 8 Life Line Screening Temple Sholom of West Essex is hosting Life Line Screening event. Four tests & Five tests packages available. Must call Life Line directly 1-888-653-6450 for appointment registration and discount of $10 or visit Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Author, journalist and editor John Holl will discuss some of New Jersey’s rich and unique food traditions from his new book. Take a trip “down the shore” for funnel cakes and oysters or hit up a diner for a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich. Food samples will be provided and copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ: How to Win Friends and Influence People in Business Gain a holistic perspective by looking at what triggers you, and how your attitude affects communication in the workplace. You’ll learn how to express your ideas in ways that are heard, and how to win friends and influence people in business, including managers, co-workers, peers, staff and clients. Also June 9. 9am–5pm. Dale Carnegie, 1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109, West Caldwell. 973-8900909.

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“A Dog’s Purpose” Screening This adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Pre-movie entertainment: Adopt a rescued dog or cat from Orphaned Pets, Inc. and PAWS. Foster families are needed. Donations of dry pet food & pet store gift cards are appreciated. Free. 7pm. Rain date June 10. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-433-7469.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Friday, June 9 1st Annual Montclair Inn Senior Prom Dance Party Fundraising Event Enjoy a buffet dinner and a fun dance party featuring music from the 1950’s to 2017. Proceeds for this even will help keep rent at The Montclair Inn affordable for senior citizens. 6:30-10:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair.

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church Street Fair Enjoy the 86th Annual Street Fair, featuring old-fashioned fun with face painting, a children’s Grand Prix, a fire truck tour, pony rides and games for all ages. There will be plenty to eat at the snack bar and a delicious chicken dinner served both nights, along with cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. 5:30 -9:30pm. Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells. 973-226-6500.

Free; registration required.1:30-2:30 pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-3228195.

Guided Open Discussion. Come share your thoughts in a small group setting, or just listen in and pick up some helpful information. Early warning signs. Coping Strategies. Where to turn for help. How to support loved ones.7:30-9pm. Embracing Fitness,155 East Main St., Little Falls. 973-477-2448.

Open Stage at The Minstrel 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Saturday, June 10 Inspirational Dance: Best of 10 Years

Musical Theatre Auditions TV/Acting, make-up, hip-hop, stage combat, auditons/ college prep. and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & B’way. Broadway boot camp July 3rd-July 22nd. Final shows in NJ & NYC. Ages 7-18. Beginner-advanced. Pool parties too. Partial Scholarships are available. Call Randy for appt. 973-868-6529. www.

Dance students will perform in different styles including Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Hiphop, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Breakn, and Vogue. The 12noon performance features students in level C, D, and E. The 4pm performance features students in level A, B/C. Call for dates and times. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Montclair Farmers’ Market Library Program A program on Golf Fitness presented by JAG Physical Therapy. Reservations required.Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Butterfly Bonanza Discover how to bring butterflies to your own yard with native plants and seeds. Enjoy a guided ‘Bug Safari’ tour of the butterfly garden with a naturalist who shares fascinating facts about the amazing adaptations of the many critters that call it home. Create butterfly origami and listen to live music and stories. Pollinator Parade 2pm. Noon-4pm. Pyramid Mountain National Historic Area in Montville Township. 973-3343130.

Livingston Summerfest! Food Truck Festival to benefit Livingston First Aid Squad. Food trucks and craft vendors at the Livingston High School parking lot 11am-6pm, with activities nearby: Stop by Livingston’s Haines Pool open house from 11am -8pmfor various activities throughout the day. Bounce amusements will be open from 1pm-4pm in front of the pool entrance, sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health. The Livingston Sunrise Rotary duck race, 1-3pm, and Livingston PBA’s Fishing Derby, 10am-noon, will both be held at Littell’s Pond. Visit for more information.

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Sunday, June 18, Noon-3pm. Rain date June 25. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair 973-575-8737

Morris Plains Farmers Market Variety of fresh fruits & vegetables. Also available: Honey, herbs, flowers, jams, sauces, preserves, antibiotic-free, hormone free milk, eggs, cheese, grass-fed beef, pork, fresh pies, deserts & artisan breads. Fresh mozzarella cheese, frozen dishes, pickles, olives, olive oil, freshly prepared dishes. Saturdays, 9am-2pm through Oct. 7. Route 202, Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains. 973-2671488.

Civil War Weekend The 2nd NJ Brigade brings the battle between the Blue and the Gray to life through camp life demonstrations, musket and artillery drills, mail call, bayonet drills, cannon firings, a medical demonstration, skirmishes, and much more. 10am-5pm. June 11, 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-2856537.

Turtle Back Zoo Sleepover Enjoy a night filled with adventure at the Zoo. Observe animals in the dark, interact with our Educators and Keepers, and discover how our zoo works behind the scenes. 5pm. 973-731-5800. Registration: www.eventbrite. com/e/turtle-back-zoo-sleepover-tickets-34053154903

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Beefsteak & Comedy Night Comedian Keith Alberstadt, live music, DJ, tricky tray, super 50/50 and doorprizes. Sponsored by Verona PBA Local #72 Civic Association. 6:30-10:30pm. Russian Hall, 4-6 Woodland Ave., Little Falls.


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Pete the Cat Production Pete is sent to live with the Jimmy Biddle’s family to learn his manners—and boy are they square. But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship,all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. Ages 4-9. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

Wild Rumpus Practice your terrible roars and gnashing your terrible teeth and rolling your terrible eyes and showing your terrible claws for a celebration of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s birthday. 2:30-3:30pm. Registration required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837. www.

Historical Society of Bloomfield to hold Second Annual Ice Cream Social!

Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking “If you Give a Pig a Pancake”pancakes with berry butter, maple turkey bacon, baked zucchini potato pancakes, easy apple sauce. 10am-Noon also 1-3pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009-

June Moon concert Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing string quartets by Haydn and Dvorak under the historic Olmsted Oak in Anderson Park. Rain date June 11. 8pm. Free. Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair.

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Rolie Polie Guacamole: Kids’ Music Show Rolie Polie Guacamole’s high-energy interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock, and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy, and staying active. Ages 3 & up. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext.

Sunday, June 11 There will be free ice cream for all adults and children who visit the HSOB Museum, which is dedicated to the culture, people and history of Bloomfield. The collection consists of furniture, clothing & accessories, tools, paintings, toys, memorabilia, dioramas, newspapers, postcards, letters, books and much more. Free. 11am and 2pm. Historical Society Museum, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-743-8844. www.hsob. org

Gardens and Glass Fundraiser Experience hand forged glass arts against the backdrop of the illustrious Gardens to celebrate the transformative power of GlassRoots. Enjoy brunch bites, fine tea, mimosas, and other treats throughout the estate while viewing the work of GlassRoots teaching artists, students, and supporters. 1pm. Van Vleck Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973744-4752.

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A concert by the Handbell Choirs & friends of First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell. Featuring three handbell ensembles and the Chancel Choir performing music from great films through the decades. Special guest: silentfilm organist Andrew Peters. 7:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

The best of the best chef’s are “Cookin and Servin” all delectable’s and gourmet delights. Sponsord by West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO) a fundraiser for scholarships for West Orange Students. 1-4pm. St Joseph Church, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange. 973671-1158.

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Dance Through the Decades Shag 86 baby, Micco LaRosa, has been fighting a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome. Micco has been chosen by the American Liver Foundation to be this year’s Liver Champion. Join the team, lead by Micco’s mom Catrina LaRosa. Micco will be greeting guests and cutting the ribbon, and Shag 86 of Little Falls will be doing red extensions. Time TBA. Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona. support/#mightymicco

All are welcome to join in the celebration of B’nai Shalom’s 85 years in West Orange. The event will include a short historical program with presentations and a photo montage through the years, followed by food and music to help us dance and celebrate together. Ad journal opportunity as well, for personal and business postings of well wishes. Purchase your tickets and ads now online. 5-9pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160.

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Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. Organic fruits and Vegetables. Also available: Flowers, bath products, eggs, fresh mozzarella, dried fruits & nuts, knife blade sharpening, gourmet pickles & olives, chocolates, granola, nut butters, jams, Jersey wines, honey, locally prepared foods & pasture-raised meat & poultry. Sats, 8am-pm through Nov. 19. Railroad Plaza South off Fairmount Ave., Chatham. 973-635-0674, ext. 200.

SMAPA Sharron Miller’s Academy For The Performing Arts presents “Celebrate Dance”. 3pm. Hillside School, 54 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-655-9819.

Learn about the history of this site, which is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, along with fascinating facts about its gardens. A leisurely, one-hour-long stroll makes frequent stops various gardens, After the tour, enjoy a delicious tea prepared by a classically trained baker in Matlida’s Café. 2-4pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

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Rhonda Denet, a Roseland favorite, returns with an afternoon concert of Motown hits. Stroll down memory lane with the sounds of The Chiffons, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and other legends. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Unique Photo, one of NJ’s oldest & largest camera stores. The 70th anniversary NJ Photo Walk event at Liberty State Park is a great opportunity for photographers of all skill levels and ages to gather, photograph, explore, make friends, and share pictures while supporting a good cause. 6-8pm. Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City. 973-3772007.

Children will learn what states became part of our nation in different time periods, flag etiquette, and make their own windmill flag to take home. 1-4pm. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair at the Crane House & Historic YWCA.

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This effective communication training course will help you master the human relation skills demanded in today’s tough business environment. You’ll learn to improve human relations skills, increase communication effectiveness, strengthen interpersonal relationships, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. Also June 13 & 14. 9am-5pm. Dale Carnegie, 1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109, West Caldwell. 973-890-0909.

Art Studio Class This class has been developed to introduce children to the fine arts. Students will be introduced to drawing, pastel drawing, printmaking, painting and graphic design concepts, and sculpting with clay. 6pm Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857-4830.

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Weight Loss Surgery Support Group This informal group provides an opportunity for patients to discuss weight loss surgery experiences. 6pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. George Foster Sanford

Celebrate the soundtrack of the 60s and 70s with over 50 hits from the original artists! Starring The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie (“Happy Together,” “Elenore”), The Box Tops (“The Letter” “Cry Like a Baby”), The Association (“Windy”, “Cherish”), The Cowsills (“Hair,” “Love American Style”), Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy To The World,” “One”) and The Archies’ Ron Dante (“Sugar Sugar,” “Jingle Jangle”) 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Ats Center, 100 South St., Morristown 973-539-8008

Dave Mason “Alone Together Tour” Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows all over the world. Special guests Marti Jones & Don Dixon. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Millburn Aaii Investment Education Group Meeting Buy Or Sell? Stocks Or Bonds? The Risk Versus The Reward. Registration 6:45. Lecture: 7-8:30 -pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973376-1006.

Safe Shredding Bring all your outdated financials, etc to be shredded. Monthly on the second Tuesday. Call the temple office for a drop off appointment, 973-2391321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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“All for Joe” Musical All for Joe is the familiar, heartwarming story of one man’s dream to pursue his passion and leave his unfulfilling career behind him. As the events of a high-school reunion and an out-ofcontrol teenage party unfold on the same night, things take a turn for the worse before looking up. 7:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed by Bonnie J. Monte. Featuring an exuberant array of music, dance, and visual surprises, Ms. Monte’s fresh new vision for Shakespeare’s most popular comedy features a world constructed almost entirely of objects that would normally be on their way to a landfill. Runs through June 30. Call or visit web for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

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Available Space & Design Elements Redesigning your landscape begins with deciding on the amount of work to be done. The scope of the project you are committing to should be thought about in terms of available space, time and funds. Consider in your mind if you are trying to complete a remodel or a total overhaul. Understanding how far you are willing to ‘sink your teeth’ into the project will not only help you choose a company to work with but it will also begin to give you a realistic goal for your space.

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he Eighth Annual David Harris Golf Invitational to benefit underprivileged kids in New Jersey was held on May 15, at Greenbrook Country Club in N. Caldwell. David Harris of the NY Jets serves as the annual celebrity sponsor and the event attracts overwhelming participation by the entire NY Jets team franchise. This year, the team’s head coach, Todd Bowles was honored by the foundation as a 2017 Spirit of Hope award recipient for his support of the foundation and his willingness to help many children who are less fortunate believe that the world can be a better place. Over 40 NY Jets players and coaches attended the 2017 David Harris Golf Invitational Event, played golf and donated signed sports memorabilia for the auction. The 2017 benefit golf invitational will support needed funds to rejuvenate the outdoor recreation area and install a new fire pit at Camp Hope in West Milford, NJ where over 3,000 children will attend Summer Camp at no cost to them this summer. Additional funds will be appropriated in part for summer programs for disadvantaged youth at Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County. Other 2017 Spirit of Hope honorees were: John Currie, Passaic County Democratic Party Chairman and Gerhard Sanchez, Athletic Director for the Essex County Vocational and Technical Schools for their inspirational leadership in heading programs that have touched the lives of so many less fortunate children in New Jersey. Give the Kids Hope Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization, directly benefits underprivileged children in New Jersey. The foundation was started in 2010 by Stephen R. Tilton

Jr. and Judith Schumacher-Tilton of Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group to provide less fortunate children the opportunity for recreational and educational activities that they might not otherwise have access to, including a chance to engage in wholesome activities like going to summer camp, swimming in a well-fed pool, playing outdoor sports, singing by a campfire, taking a nature walk or enjoying an educational trip to the zoo. David Harris has become the face of Give the Kids Hope Foundation, inspiring many less fortunate youngsters with his enthusiastic participation and recalling that his own upbringing led him to join the group, saying with a smile “we grew up with so much love, we never knew we were poor.” Give the Kids Hope Foundation President, Stephen R. Tilton Jr. commented “We are very thankful to our celebrity chairman David Harris, coach Todd Bowles and the entire team of New York Jets players, for their continued involvement and enthusiastic support of the foundation and to Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and Passaic County Administrator, Anthony J. De Nova, III who have once again graciously volunteered to co-chair the event.” Participating corporate sponsors of the 2017 event include: Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group, Lakeland Bank, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Investors Bank, Clifton Savings Bank, The Silver Foundation, Archer Attorneys at Law, Inserra ShopRite, Mountain Development,, Sportstars, Comcast Spotlight, Verizon FIOS, DirecTV, Spectrum and Altice Media.

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Nick Lowe Performs Pop star, songwriter, producer and musician’s musician. Nick Lowe lays claim to all of these titles in his extraordinary career. He wrote and made famous “Cruel To Be Kind” and produced albums for Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, the Pretenders, and more. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Mexican Surf and Turf Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking this Mexican meal. Menu includes: Spicy crabmeat cocktail with avocado and tomato salsa, sliced skirt steak and shrimp in tomato chipotle sauce with arugula salad, red bean and chorizo chili, grilled tequila chicken with black bean corn, corn bread with scallions red peppers and jalapenos. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking /studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Essential Oils Basics: How to Live a Chemical Free Lifestyle Marcia Vollero from Young Living Essential Oils will present a seminar discussing how to remove the chemicals and toxins from your home by using essential oils that are from pure plants and are totally chemical free. These oils can be used for cleaning supplies and personal care products like toothpaste and deodorant. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Make some colorful pendant jewelry to show off this summer during our next session of Craft Club for Kids. For ages 8-12. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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

“Magic the Gathering” Tips and Tricks Middle and high school students, do you love to play the Magic the Gathering card game or have always been intrigued by it? Here’s your chance to learn more about this fun and interesting game that combines the perfect mix of fantasy and strategy. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Screen the award winning true story “Lion.” Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Lunch 12:30 show1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn. 973-379-3811.

Diana Krall brings her 2017-2018 World Tour to NJPAC in support of her highly anticipated new album, Turn Up the Quiet, which celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites her with GRAMMY-winning producer Tommy LiPuma. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722.

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Don’t Slip, Don’t Fall. After an open submission process, chosen artists are mentored by four of the modern dance world’s leading choreographers and will share their work for the first time with NJPAC audiences. 8pm. NJPAC, Voictoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722. www.njpac. org

Roseland Farmers’ Market The Market features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including certified organic produce. In addition to fresh produce, you can find and assortment of specialty and ethnic items, bakes goods, prepared foods and meals, cheeses, pickles, olives, sauces (including pesto), and much, much more. Noon6pm through Oct. Corners of Roseland and Harrison Aves. in the park adjacent to the Roseland Public Library. www. 2017 © All Rights Reserved. Closets by Design, Inc.

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Sing! Screening When a koala impresario is in danger of losing his grand theater after one flop too many, he hatches a plan to stage a gala singing competition to save the day. But when a typo inflates the grand prize to 100,000 dollars, the contest attracts the attention of a number of singing animals.Pre-movie entertainment: Join a karaoke party and sing to the songs from Sing! Free. Rain date June 17. 7pm. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-433-7469.

This free program will discuss the best ways to prevent a slip and fall from happening by creating a safe home environment and demonstrating balance exercises. The “Slips and Falls Prevention” program will be given by Casey Boutillier, a physical therapist at the JAG Physical Therapy Fairfield clinic. 10am. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Saturday, June 17 Studio Session with Mario Robinson

Open Book / Open Mind Event Poet and National Book Award winning children’s author Jacqueline Woodson is best known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001. She is the author of more than 2 dozen books for children and young adults but now will discuss her latest book, Another Brooklyn, which is an adult novel. 7-8:30pm. Montclair Public Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Register at www. or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235.

Meet Winsor & Newton brand ambassador, Mario Robinson. Robinson is a preeminent artist that will guide you through the three stages of a watercolour painting. This class is both educational and interactive. Be prepared to use some of Winsor & Newton’s great paints. Particular attention will be paid to paper choice, as it relates to color and transparency in you watercolor paintings. 4-6pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Celebrating 7 Years! 29th Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts Show

There is no better way to buy hand crafted fine art and fine crafts than to meet with the artisans themselves and to see and feel the creations first hand. Fine artists working in a variety of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, silver and gold will please the tastes of the fine art and craft lover. This free to the public show runs from 10am5pm June 17 & 18. Brookdale Park, Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Aves., Bloomfield/Montclair.

How to Protect our “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps—Educational Workshop Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLPs some of the strategies that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long-term care. 10amNoon. Milvidskiy Willis LLP, 157 NJ-10, Whippany. Call 973-870-0075 to reserve your seat.

Louie Anderson Performs Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time” Louie’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

African Mask Workshop Ivy Omere from Little Steps Workshop will be joining us for a very speical art class that uses song, language, and crafts to teach all about African culture. Kids will make their very own clay masks to take home. Call to RSVP. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Alexandra Deis-Lauby will call the contras. The band will be Strumbow Squeezeblow. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Parkinson Support Group Parkinson’s Support Group of North Jersey, a free self-help group for those with PD and/or Care-partners, will meet fom 10am-noon. Valet Parking (ticket will be validated) or free parking in Nurses’ parking lot across the street. Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital, Private Dining Room, 1 Bay Ave., Montclair. 973-731-4011.

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Sunday, June 18 Cats in the Garden XI Celebrate Father’s Day with the ONLY New Jersey Car Show to feature Jaguars exclusively. Tailgating is spcially encouraged (no BBQ or open flames permitted) Pets not allowed. Sponsored by Jaguar Morris County and ShopRite of West Caldwell. Noon. Rain date June, 25. For information call Paul Maletsky 973-575-8737. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration Earthquake celebrates Father’s Day with a riotously funny evening starring DeRay Davis, Donnell Rawlings, Luenell, Lil Duvall, Chico Bean and other standup greats. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722.

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Richard Reiter Drum Circle Members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it. Adults and mature teenagers are invited. Refreshments are provided. 3:15-5:15pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fulerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Monday, June 19 Hearts of hope is a pay-it-forward program in which participants paint clay hearts and send or deliver them to people and places in need of hope and healing. Enjoy painting for local animal shelters. 6-8pm. Calandra’s Italian Village, Deli Area, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

As a band, TOTO has sold over 40 million albums, and today continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing room only events across the globe. With over 39 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. 8pm.

Tuesday, June 20 La La Land Screening La La Land is an American romantic musical comedydrama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Place your lunch order by the Wed afternoon preceding the program. 973-533-1809. You may come for screening only but please RSVP. Congregation B’nai Israel,160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-379-3811.

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Musical Journey through the Decades: 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s” Husband and wife duo Diane and Gerard Barros will present a concert featuring decades of great hits including Big Band music, Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, British Invasion, Folk, Pop and other styles. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Thursday, June 22 State Fair Meadowlands State Fair Featuring electrifying entertainment, including over 50 white-knuckle rides and breathtaking performances. Adults and children alike will be captivated by incredible entertainers, from spectacular thrill shows to silly magic shows and the largest kiddieland in New Jersey. MonThurs, 6pm-midnight; Fri 6pm-1 am; Sat, 2pm-1am; Sun, 2pm-midnight. On July 3 and July 4, 2pm to 1 am. State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Livingston Farmer’s Market This open-air market features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, plants and more. The market is held in the parking lot across from Firehouse Commons on Thurs noon-6pm through Oct. 45 South Livingston Ave. Livingston.

Friday, June 23 “EagleMania” Performs EagleMania—the world’s greatest Eagles tribute band—has emerged as a major touring act throughout the East Coast as they perform the Eagles’ iconic combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies and unmistakable vocal harmonies. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brundt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Timeless R&B hits with Chaka Khan and El DeBarge! One of the reigning divas of R&B, Chaka Khan returns to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, this time with fellow R&B hitmaker El DeBarge. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff This year’s theme is ‘Build a Better World’, with the glorious insanity of Sciencetellers’ Pirate Tales: Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, explosions and more. 11am & 1pm. Ages 4 +. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Saturday, June 24 Garden Exploration Saturday: Edible Gardening A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.10am-1pm. Free for Friends of Van Vleck. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Educational Center, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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Breakfast with the Giraffe J o i n friends in Africa for breakf a s t w i t h the Giraffe a n d other ambassador animals from Africa. Meet and greet knowledgeable Keepers, enjoy an activity/craft, learn about the tallest terrestrial animal, and discover why giraffe conservation status was recently changed. 8:30-10am. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

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Bill Maher Performs Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with Emmy-winning comedian, author and political commentator Bill Maher. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722.

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Join Chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking authentic Greek dishes. Menu includes: Saganaki, dolmades-stuffed cabbage leaves, traditional Greek salad, lamb souvlaki with tzatziki sauce, spinach spanakopita, lasagna pastitso, baklava. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.

Monday, June 26 AARP Driver Safety Program This 6-Hour course is a classroom refresher especially designed to meet the needs of drivers age 50 & over. Contact your Insurance Company to determine your insurance reduction (for 3 years) upon completion of the course. Students must stay for the entire course to receive certificates. Registration required. 9:15-4:15pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-6914.

Tuesday, June 27 The Ribbles Build a Residence— The ABC’s of Architecture, Building and Construction Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big with a four grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques the audience will help draw a ground plan. Presented by The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. Ages 4+. 1pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman This legendary progressive rock unit brings an evening of greatest hits and more. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 1888-466-5722.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum hosts its annual Fairy Day where believers design and build their own fairy houses to welcome these wee folks into the garden. Upon arrival, you are escorted by a winged helper to a reserved site along the garden paths where you can craft a unique and personalized mini-fairy home. All building supplies provided. 1pm. Registration required. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Think your paper plane can fly the farthest? Want to learn some new tricks? Come to the Library and put your paper plane skills to the test. 3:30pm. Registration requested. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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The Pink Circle with Rose Suzanne The Pink Mastermind circle will help each woman identify goals, clear out her challenges and help support her with taking action. The values that will be reviewed will be Authenticity, Integrity, Commitment, Accountability, Spirituality, Self-Expression and Honesty. 9:30pm. erona location. Call 973-857-4357 (HELP) to register or visit

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Thursday, June 29 Art Exhibit The public is invited to an Art Reception for Terry Zawecki whose watercolor paintings grace the walls in June. In the display case we feature the winners of the youth Art on the Avenue Contest. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Friday, June 30 Caldwell Farmers Market Featuring vendors who sell other locally produced specialties such as honey, pickles, roasted nuts, artisan breads, cheeses and baked goods. The market also has weekly special events, special guest vendors and live entertainment. Stop in and see us in Downtown Caldwell. 2-7pm Fridays through Oct. Smull Ave. municpal parking lot behind the Caldwell Cinema.

Painting Workshop Join Traditional Earth Skills Instructor Mike Dennis for up to two sessions of outdoor skills building. During session one, students will take a traditional approach and, during session two, a modern approach will be followed. Participants will identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more. For grades 5-8. June 28-30 and/ or July 5-7, 9:30am-2:30pm. Advance registration required. Call 973-228-8776 for details. Essex Coiunty Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Wine glass painting and decorating workshop. Limited to 15 participants. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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ou don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” believes Audrey Klein, co-owner of European Wax Center (EWC) in Livingston. Making lasting first impressions in this business devoted to strictly to body waxing continues to be her goal. EWC offers body waxing services for men and women. Services include Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face and full body waxing, among others. “We’ve made waxing a way of life,” says business partner Dean Kapneck. He notes most clients are monthly visitors. “Waxing has become as routine as getting one’s hair styled, a manicure or pedicure.” With a constant eye towards expansion, Kapneck is excited that their EWC/Livingston will relocate to The Corner at Livingston Circle on Route 10. “We are delighted to be a part of what will become Livingston’s premier shopping center.” Clients, accustomed to EWC’s inviting atmosphere, trained staff, affordable prices and online booking will enjoy an additional space, great co-tenants, extended hours and ample parking. The secret to EWC’s loyal clientele, according to Klein, is the wax. EWC uses a hard, stripless wax made exclusively for the company that adheres to hair, not skin, making for minimal discomfort. Guests can enhance their waxing experience with Strut Lavishly™, a signature line of skin and beauty products that includes restoring hair serum and exfoliates that help to slow hair growth in-between visits.

All estheticians are trained to EWC’s high standards notes Klein. “Even if they’ve worked in the industry before, they are retrained according to EWC’s practices.” Kapneck adds that our centers have very low turnover and a very high level of customer satisfaction. We invite first-time guests to enjoy a complimentary wax (inquire for details). Klein recommends purchasing a Wax Pass® that lets clients choose waxing packages at a significant savings. Kapneck’s confidence in EWC, and its ranking as a leader in the body waxing industry with more than 600 franchises open and more to come in New Jersey and Maryland. The Livingston location recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. Kapneck admits that initially he didn’t have any knowledge about franchises or retail businesses. However, with Kapneck running the financial aspects of their franchises; Klein, the public persona; and Jake Kapneck running the Maryland operations of their EWCs, they continue to excel with European Wax Center. “It’s an amazing company; with an amazing product, and it’s up to us to make sure our guests enjoy the Ultimate Wax Experience,” claims Kapneck. Grand Opening of new Livingston location anticipated for September 1, 2017.

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he Vein Institute of New Jersey was established in 1986 as the first institution in New Jersey devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins. Today with eight convenient locations, these board certified specialists are considered to be leading experts in vascular medicine. The Institute is renowned as one of the top teaching and training facilities in the world for the treatment and care of patients with venous disorders. A typical scenario for diagnosis and treatment at VINJ may include a physical exam and a 30-minute noninvasive ultrasound test, to determine areas of venous disease (dilated veins, faulty valves, and or areas of clot). The vascular specialist will clearly communicate the latest conservative treatment options and will include Clifford Sales, M.D. an individualized plan to follow to achieve optimum results. All of VINJ locations, have an accredited vascular lab/ testing facility on site. If a procedure is recommended, the noninvasive service is regularly preformed in the office in less than an hour with local anesthesia. Patients are back on their feet fully functional, walking normally out of the office only moments after the procedure is completed. “Just one of the considerations which makes The Vein Institute of New Jersey different from the other physicians attempting to treat patients with venous disease, is the fact that we are trained, boarded physicians with expertise in Vascular Surgery” states Clifford Sales, M.D. VINJ is happy to announce that in all cases where medical necessity is determined, services are covered by insurance. VINJ’s skilled pre-authorization team diligently pursues the carriers for approval and nothing gets scheduled until the client receives their coverage determination.

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WHY WE OPENED KOKO FITCLUB. Navigating fitness can feel hopeless. Too many of us have joined traditional gyms only to quit due to poor results and zero support.

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

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

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

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Simple Ways to Add Physical Fitness to Your Daily Routine


eing resourceful with your daily routine can deliver big payoffs when it comes to increasing your activity level. Incorporating physical fitness into your everyday activities can save you time and also burn calories, and it doesn’t have to take much time or effort. “For many people, the biggest obstacle to getting more exercise is time,” says Danielle Johnson, physical therapist and wellness physical therapist for the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. “People feel stretched between their career, child care demands and family commitments. Thinking of spending an hour extra at the gym may feel overwhelming.” If you don’t have time to fit in a scheduled workout, try using daily tasks to incorporate fitness, Johnson advises. “You’ll still be able to reap the benefits of exercise by using small bouts of movement throughout the day. Two 10-minute walks, a few sets of stairs and some five-minute intervals of bodyweight squats, lunges or push-ups can add up to big health benefits.”


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If you play golf, walk the course and carry your own clubs instead of using a cart and caddy.

Specialty Dental Practice Here are some tips to get moving throughout the day:

Turn chores into exercise. • Mow the lawn or do some gardening. The physical benefit is good for your health, plus gardening can enhance your mood, and the food you grow offers great nutritional benefits.

Take your dog to the park, or play with them in your own backyard.

• Try bicycling to run errands. Leave the car in the garage and bring out your bike for a quick run to the grocery store.

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Pediatric Dentistry for children up to 18 years & those with special needs.

• Turn household cleaning into a mini workout. “For example, mopping floors gives your shoulders and back a workout, and can burn more than 100 calories in just 30 minutes,” Johnson says.


Find fitness opportunities with friends.

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• Instead of going out for dinner or drinks with friends, do something physical, like taking a walk, going for a bike ride or engaging in a physical activity like tennis or bowling.

• Take your dog to the park, or play with them in your own backyard. A game of fetch is not only great exercise for your furry friend—it works your muscles, too.

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• Join or start a sports team with your friends. Whether it’s softball, basketball or soccer, taking part in a sport you enjoy will improve both your physical and mental well-being.

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Stay curious and improve upon what you’re already doing. • Do you already walk daily? Try walking faster or choose a challenging route with hills. • Take up a new summer outdoor sport, such as canoeing, paddle boarding or inline skating. • If there’s a cause you feel passionate about, try training to participate in a run or walk to raise funds. • If you play golf, walk the course and carry your own clubs instead of using a cart and caddy.

Gardening can enhance your mood, and the food you grow offers great nutritional benefits

“Every little bit counts,” Johnson says. “Research suggests that as little as 10 minutes of cardiovascular activity can make a big difference in your health and fitness measures. I often equate health to putting away money for retirement. Putting away savings, even in small amounts, will add up big over time. The same can be said for your health. Investing in opportunities to be active, even for short periods of time, adds up. The key is to be consistent.” (BPT)


• Recognition-Relief-Recovery • Joint & Muscle Injuries • Treating Both Athletes & Non-Athletes 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23 Cedar Grove

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

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Chiropractic Source 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-228-0500

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

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

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

Koko FitClub of West Caldwell Broadway Square Shopping Center, 771 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell |

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

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


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

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

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

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

Physical Therapy.

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

The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933

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

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

Senior Care.

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

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

Optimum Recovery Rehab

Green Hill

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

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Cloverleaf Tavern

Kyoto Sushi III

East Hanover Diner

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

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

il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant


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

Flying Meatballs

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

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

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

Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Now Offering On Site Dining

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

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

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP 7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

Italian Market

Imported Italian Specialty Items

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

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

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Congrats Dads & Grads!

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

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

Let Us Cater Your Graduations and Summer Parties

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

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

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

Brand New Website.

Rare, The Steakhouse

Same Great Restaurant.

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

LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen

Online Ordering Available at

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

Plus: Reservations, Delivery, Catering and more

973.992.8999 6230 Town Center Way, Livingston, 2nd Floor

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


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

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

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399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973.509.2110 | (continued on page 64)

Mon, Wed & Thurs 11am-10pm | Tues Closed | Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12pm-10pm

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Thavma Mediterranean Grill

Saveur Creole

The Spot

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

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

Spice II

Tiny Elephant

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

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

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

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

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

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen



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

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


Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

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

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

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

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • Gluten Free Dishes Offered



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

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

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Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange | 973-731-3463 Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional Frenchinfused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN (continued on page 66)

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The Manor

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

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

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


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

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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

BEST STEAK – Gold Best of Essex 2010, Silver Best of Essex 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards


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RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

Pairing Wine & Desserts Like a Pro

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

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


hen it comes to pairing wine with food, even experts agree that desserts can pose a challenge. A wide variety of flavor combinations can make it hard to find the perfect selection to serve with your sweet treat. While there’s no exact science to wine pairing, these simple tips can help you make your selection.

Sweet Cheesecake

A good rule: the lighter the dessert, the lighter the wine. Avoid heavy reds for a sweeter dessert and instead pair with a crisp white like Chardonnay, such as Joseph Carr from Sonoma, California.

Citrusy Lemon Meringue Pie


On the Patio

Lemon flavors can sometimes be polarizing, but complementing this dessert with an equally citrusy wine can work wonders. Try pairing with a foodfriendly pinot grigio or a sauvignon blanc.

Weather Permitting

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Rich Chocolate Cake

$32.99 Adults

Red wine with chocolate seems like a no-brainer, but not all red wines are created equal. For a richer delicacy like this devil’s food cake, try something like Villa Pozzi Nero D’avola, a more fruit-forward, easy-drinking red varietal.

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.

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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 Our Signature Waffle & Trail Fries Marinated Grilled Vegetables Cucumber/Red Onion Salad Fresh Watermelon Assorted Desserts

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

Park Street Auto


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

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

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

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

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505 Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 |

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

Garden Center. Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.

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

Home Cleaning. European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.

European Touch Cleaners, LLC 973-736-1935 |

Suburban Essex

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 |

18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888


Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for 2011, 2012, and 2013. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Bonded, insured, experienced. Call for a free quote.

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

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

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

British Home Emporium 91 Main Street Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303

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

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484

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

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

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

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |

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

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

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

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

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820 From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. With their expertise, experience, and passion for excellence, they continue to design and create commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc. 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-1410

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Pastaria 327 Springfield Avenue, Summit | 908-522-9088

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

Montclair Handyman Montclair | 973-746-1002

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3 Keys to Living a More Balanced and Rewarding Life “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein


ow do you attain balance in a world where you’re running constantly and always feeling overwhelmed and unfocused? How do you maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle and also accomplish great things at work without getting burnt out? Here are a few concepts to think about that can help improve the overall quality of your time at work and with your family.

1. Clear The Mind We’ve all heard still waters run deep. This is similar to how the mind works. When sitting still to rest or meditate, your mind becomes clear. New visions and direction can settle into place. It helps you clarify what is important. You can gain tremendous power from quieting the mind in a short meditation, even if it’s just a ten-minute break from your day.

Find a quiet place. Someone once told me to sit like a general on horseback to maintain the best posture. Breathe naturally and get in a centered state. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Concentrate on your breath. Your goal will be to attain “Mushin.” Mushin is a shortened version of a Zen expression which translates as “the mind without mind.” After a while, fresh ideas and new understanding starts to flood into your brain. I have gotten my most valuable ideas and insights during mini -meditations.

2. Push Yourself Outside of Your Comfort Zone When we push ourselves further than we think we can go, there is amazing satisfaction because there is no success without hard work. Remember this...hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. When you’ve pushed yourself and put in 100%, it allows you to focus on your life outside work.

3. Build Your Own Mind Map I have my goals and action lists in digital form but the actual movement of writing

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has its own internal benefits. There is a study that shows college students retain 30% more information when they handwrite notes during class verses typing. I’m a big believer that until it’s written down it’s only a wish. I’ve been doing this for over 25 years. I call it my Spider Web. It’s a time and activity management tool that I use to manage all my projects and keep focused. Everything we work on is connected and from the first moment I wake up and throughout the day, I can view my web and keep on track. Most of us have a “to do” list or something linear that reminds us what our priorities and actions are. An organic circular view allows us to see the connections with the projects we’re working on. Here’s an example (without the names of each project) to give you an idea of how it allows you to see the connection of your goals: (Picture I’m sending you separately will be inserted here) Calming the mind, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and having a clear picture of where you are and where you’re going can give you the peace of mind that people call “being balanced” in life.

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

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