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What Movie Star Would You Hang With & Why? By Warren Westura


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J. K. Rowling. I like her stories. She came from nothing. And she is humble and she made it to where she is now.

Sabrina Carpenter because she is a young singer and an actress at the same time. —Sydney Goor, Verona

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I would hang out with Selena Gomez because my children love her.

Probably it would be Channing Tatum. Because he’s a dancer and I enjoy dancing.

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Morgan Freeman. The guy is intelligent and smart.

Jack Nicholson because he does what he wants when he wants to do it.

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Charlie Chaplin because he is the great genius in the history of film.

George Clooney because he is really a nice person.

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33 In the Marketplace

On the Spot What Movie Star Would You Hang With & Why?

10 Best of Essex 2017 Categories 14 Inside Essex News and Happenings Around the Area

16 People to Know Meet John and Julie Ostering from Morgan’s Farm and Museum

18 Calendar of Events July & August 2017

The “Lamp Doctor” Is In— Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades

34 At Your Service Gargiulo Builders Turns Dreams into Beautiful Realities

35 3 Steps for Growing Edible Herbs 36 Free Outdoor Summer Concerts 41 Health, Beauty & Wellness 43 Expert Advisor—Dr. Jeff Leary on Knee and Hip Replacement Myths

32 Local Gift Guide

46 Health News—Rachelle Leong, MD, Joins Barnabas Health Medical Group 8

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47 Local Stidents Win NCJW Volunteer Awards 48 Health Profile—New Jersey Regenerative Institute explains Stem Cell Therapy 50 Best of Essex Health, Beauty & Wellness Resource Directory

52 Easy Al Fresco Entertaining An Easy Way to Turn a Meal into a Full-Fledged Event

54 Restaurant Guide 59 Best of Essex Resource Directory 62 Diamond Minds Definitions of Success

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Looking for an exciting, hands-on program for your child? The First Presbyterian Church Nursery School in Caldwell, has a strong literature and project-based curriculum. Our teachers strive to find the talents and interests within each child and inspire them to explore the wonders around them.


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Look for Monarch Butterflies at Trinity Academy’s Newly Planted Garden


aster Gardener, Mrs. Jane Kinkle gave an informative presentation on Monarch Butterflies to Trinity Academy’s Third Grade on Thursday, June 15. The presentation included a slide show about the stages of the butterfly’s life and how the monarch butterflies migrate to the different areas of the United States. She also discussed the feeding habits of the monarch butterfly and the importance of providing feeding areas (way stations) for the butterflies in our area. During the presentation, the students learned about the types of flowers that butterflies prefer—flowers with flat tops— including milkweed, lavender and coreopsis.

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Art Teacher, Mrs. Crump, prepared a small garden plot near the Pre-K playground for the location of the monarch butterfly way station. The students then planted several butterflyfriendly flowers in the spot.

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Fashion Meets Comfort Meet Kristin and Sabrina—LulaRoe Retailers


or sisters-in-law Kristin and Sabrina Wellins, their business all started with a family get-together. Sabrina complimented Kristin on her LulaRoe leggings, and the rest is history. Together, they now offer a stylish line of comfortable clothing as LulaRoe retailers, selling super soft leggings, tunics, dresses, kimonos, and more. The clothing line is for all women of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Much of Kristin and Sabrina’s passion for LulaRoe’s fashionable pieces come from being moms. Before becoming LulaRoe retailers, both worked full-time outside of the home. Now stay-at-home moms running a fast-paced business, they completely understand the need to look and feel good in whatever they wear. Find out more about LulaRoe with Kristin and Sabrina and see what pieces to add to your wardrobe at

Verona Interior Design Professional Honored at International Conference


esign professional Valerie Ruddy, owner of Decorating Den Interiors located in Verona, was honored for her business achievements and at her company’s 48th annual conference and supplier market held this June. Ms. Ruddy received the Pinnacle Award for 2016 sales that put her among the top 10 of all Decorating Den Interiors business owners. “It was an amazing experience to be honored for this award. We work so hard to make our clients happy by listening to them carefully, creating the best designs for their desires and budget, and handling all of the details involved in bringing their projects to completion. We were also thrilled to learn that we are featured in Carol Donayre Bugg’s latest design book, Love Your Home, which was introduced at conference,” Ruddy said. Decorating Den Interior’s room makeovers have been featured in many publications, and have been featured in a variety of design segments on HGTV and The Discovery Channel. Love Your Home is the sixth interior decorating book authored by Carol Bugg, ASID DDCD, vice president and director of design for Decorating Den Interiors.

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Grand Opening of Craig Brady Fine Jeweler


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ay goodbye to Valley Jewelers and hello to Craig Brady Fine Jeweler! The family owned fine jewelry store has changed its name and moved locations. A grand opening party held on June 17 kicked off the new location at 493 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, with a portion of the party’s proceeds going to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter. The beautiful new location continues to be home to unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry in a low-key atmosphere. The new name of this fine jeweler perfectly reflects the hard work of owner Craig Brady, who has been crafting and creating jewelry for over 30 years. In addition to his custom designs, the store offers closely-curated collections made of genuine gemstones and precious metals. Despite their new name and location, the jeweler’s workmanship and integrity continue to be essential aspects of their business. This full service, family owned store also does repairs, restorations, and appraisals.

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West Orange to Host Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall


est Orange will pay tribute to veterans who lost their lives during the Vietnam conflict when The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall comes to town. The traveling wall is a 3/15 scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands 6-feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. The wall contains more than 58,000 names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, including six service members from West Orange. Opening ceremony will be held at 9am and the wall can be viewed for free to the public 9am-9pm until the closing ceremony at 2-3pm July 4. West Orange High School, Suriano Stadium, 51 Conforti Ave, West Orange. 973-325-4100.

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John & Julie Ostering Essex County’s Only Organic Farm is Open For You By Christine S. Maxwell, photo by Dan Epstein


eet John and Julie Ostering, dedicated volunteers at Morgan’s Farm/Museum located in Cedar Grove. Julie, as president of the Cedar Grove Historical Society, oversees the daily operations of the farm. John, as the only organic farmer in Essex County, maintains extensive vegetable gardens on premises. All proceeds raised from the sale of the produce from the gardens are used to preserve this historic property. How did the Organic Farmers Stand develop? John: I always had an interest in gardening. A believer in organic gardening, I studied these methods extensively. We started the project in a 50 x 50 square foot area five summers ago. It has grown now to 18,000 square feet with 70 raised beds. We grow lettuce, kale, chard, radishes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. We invest in the finest soil to produce healthy crops that provide the highest nutritional value. Originally, we sold our produce as a vendor at a local Farmers Market, but now we maintain our own stand at Morgan’s Farm. Our stand is open from May through October. On Friday evenings, we cut the vegetables and harvest green, leafy vegetables early Saturday mornings. Our stand is up and running on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Why does the Organic Farm Stand Benefit the Community? John: In an era of genetically-altered and processed foods, it is important that we provide our community with foods they can trust. Our customers know the quality and the source of the foods they eat. They eat foods cultivated by their neighbors. We are also care for our environment; we use no harsh pesticides or chemicals and support only healthy crops. We take great pride in providing the best in locally-sourced foods for our community. What is the history of Morgan’s Farm? Julie: Morgan’s Farm was built in 1845 and was farmed almost continuously until 1985. In 1985 owner Courtenay Morgan donated the farm to the Township of Cedar Grove. Today, the farm is a museum and home of the Cedar Grove Historical Society. There is also a barn storing some the original farm equipment, and 14 acres of passive farm lands, dedicated to recreational sports and concerts. John and community volunteers maintain organic gardens here. Morgan’s Farm is the only remaining farm in the township.

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Lou Seager of LuNello Restaurant selecting produce for his Farm-to-Table recipes with John and Julie Ostering

Julie Ostering, Noelle Maladono, summer intern & John Ostering

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Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl FRIDAY, JULY 7 Jessie’s Girl is New York City’s ultimate ‘80’s tribute. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. Ongoing INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibition

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Petting zoo & live animal rides let kids get up close and personal with animals of the world and offer a perfect spot for ridiculous and hilarious selfies. And what’s a fair without spectacular fireworks shows? July 3 and July 4 will feature the best fireworks display in the metro area. Runs through July 9. State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford. Visit for details.

Join Heather Harm and participate in cooking picadillo sliders, grilled watermelon sliders, squid and fennel pasta with lemon and herbs, spice rubbed steak with grilled gazpacho sauce, warm German potato salad, green beans with mushrooms and caramelized onions, honey and tangerine custard with fresh cream and basil. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Moris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

Career Services for Women Young Artist Exhibition is a celebration of young artists in the region. The exhibition provides an opportunity for high school arts students to have a comprehensive professional exhibition experience from submission, selection, exhibition and sale of their art. Runs through August. The South Orange Performing Arts Cente, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, July 1 Contemplations II: Works from Karen M. Kenner The Montclair Public Library’s popular photography series exhibits continues with “Contemplations II” by multimedia artist Karen M. Kenner. The exhibit will be on view from July 1-July 29. Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Offering 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. A small fee may apply. Also offered are referrals for women veterans. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

Yogi Berra Museum Summer Baseball Camp Registration Campers will focus on the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, base running, and more. Runs July 31 through Aug. 4, 9am-3pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. 973-655-2378.

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LAW (Legal Assistance For Women) 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. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-9944994 for class schedules, information and registration.

Computer Classes For Women July classes are: Intro to WORD and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994 or visit

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Featuring a car show, big events tent, amusements, live music on two stages, food vendors & fireworks. Between Dunnell Rd., and Valley St., Maplewood.

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Join The Language Institute for a travel adventure to the region of Puglia, Italy. Cities of art, Unesco World Heritage Sites, charming villages, a stunning coastline and ancient olive groves. A varied eight-day itinerary departing September 18th. Call or email for details. The Language Institute, 973-228-1843 or

Montclair is hosting its 67th annual Independence Day Parade at 11am (rain or shine). The parade travels from Bloomfield Ave to Midland Ave, to Watching Ave and commences at Edgemont Park, where a family picnic will be held. A fireworks display begins at 9pm at Yogi Berra Stadium, at MSU Campus. For rain information call 973-509-4914.

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Millburn’s 72nd Annual 4th of July Celebration

Weight loss group “TOPS” “Take Pounds Off Sensibility” Meets Mondays 6:45pm at First Lutheran Church of Montclair, 153 Park St Montclair. First meeting free. Also July 10, 17, 24 & 31. For additional information contact

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Morning activities at Tayler Park, Main St., flag raising, patriot award, strollerparade and softball game. Pre-Firework at Millburn HS, 462 Millburn Ave, Millburn: Events Rides, food vendors, bands, refreshments. Fireworks Display Millburn HS: A fantastic light show.

Fireworks Spectaculars Featuring “Jersey Sound”. They perform an eclectic blend of classic Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and Pop. 7:30pm, Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair.

Tuesday, July 4 Livingston’s 81st Annual July 4th Celebration This family event begins with an Auto Show at 8:30am followed by games, competitions, rides, food & fun all day. Rolling Video Games, gourmet food trucks, and bands & beer café begins at 3:30pm. The NERDS return this year as Main Stage evening entertainment, followed by the annual Fireworks show. Memorial Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Visit for more information.

Florham Park July 4th Celebration This is a full day celebration beginning at 9am—Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road. 9:30am—Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road. Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Law.Social Garden (beer garden), live music. Entertainment preceeds fireworks dusk—with the grand finale fireworks. Emmett Field, Florham Park.




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The New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications. The program, led by accomplished laparoscopic bariatric surgeons as well as a multidisciplinary team of experts, is one of a few free standing facilities in the US to have this prestigious designation. Also August 2. 6 pm Free. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston. 973-322-7433.

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 July features French speciality dishes. Reservation available starting at 6pm. Also Wed. July 12, Thurs. July 6 & 13. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange. 973-731-2360.

The Bungler Production The play highlights Molière at his frothiest and silliest as it follows the hilarious adventures of a clueless young lover and his clever servant attempting to help him win the heart and hand of a beautiful gypsy girl. Call for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave, Madison. 973408-5600.

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Arts in the Park—Faces of South Orange Who’s your real life hero? Pose and be photographed as the most inspiring person you know. Come in costume or build a prop. Bring us a quote, or write your own message about who is important to you and why. The end product will be a huge display to be featured locally for everyone to read and enjoy. 6-8pm. Floods Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. 973-378-7754.

Wilderness Skills Summer Camp Participants will identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more. Through July 7. Call the Center at 973-228-8776 for details. Advance registration is required. 9:30am-2:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland.

Yoga Classes Adult Yoga classes with certified instructors Taryn and Kristin. Wednesdays at 10:30am. Roseland Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636.

Artful Outing MAM invites people living with dementia and their care partners to explore art together during this free, interactive gallery program. 2-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Mystery Basket Challenge Kids Camp

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Children join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking three days of food challenges. They will receive mystery ingredients and it will be up to each participant to create a tasty dish with limited Time! If your child loves to cook and are up for the challenge…Then send them to Kings Cooking Studio and Show us what you’ve got. Ages 8-12yrs. 10am-1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Thursday, July 6

Zoo-vies at the Zoo “African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor, and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 8:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-7315800.

The wonderful and dynamic bass/ baritone Stephen Fuller will entertain. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 6:30pm. Reservations required by calling 973-226-2837.

“Heal Your Inner Critic with Shadow Work” Through this work one is able to slowly deepen and include all of the many interior aspects and to be loving and kind to that which was previously rejected. This eventually allows us to be more compassionate to both ourselves and to others. As part of psychotherapist, Sue Waldman’s “Living, Loving & Learning” series, join her and guest instructor, Junie Moon for a transformational evening of support, connection and healing. 8-9:30pm. Verona address will be provided upon registration. 973-857-HELP or

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This summer, NJPAC welcomes back the popular live version of the metro area’s first and longest-running radio show dedicated to classic soul and R&B music. DJ Felix Hernandez and his Rhythm Revue have been broadcast by WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, WBLS-FM, 98.7 KISS-FM, and SiriusXM. 5pm. NJPAC, Theater Square, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

“When Harry Met Sally” In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. 8pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens,21 VanVleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Temple Sholom’s Summer Friday Shabbat Services begins at 7:30 pm and will feature one of their clergy each week. Everyone is welcomed at Shabbat Service. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. RSVP to 973-239-1321.

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In this illustrated talk, astronomer and photographer Dr. William Gutsch will explain what causes an eclipse, where to travel for the best vantage points, and how to safely view and photograph both the partial and total phases of the eclipse. 6-7:30pm. Also July 22, 1030am-Noon. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/ movement disorders. Free, registration required. Also August 4. 1:302:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-322-8195.

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informal 30-minute gallery talks that provide an in-depth examination of one to two works of art on view in the galleries. Free with Museum admission. 2-2:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.



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Saturday, July 8 14th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival This two day event features nearly a dozen bands who represent a stylistically-wide variety of rock, pop, soul, R&B, funk, folk, reggae and world beat. Also July 9, Noon-10pm. Memorial Park, Maplewood, 160 Dunnell Rd., Maplewood. Opposite Maplewood’s train station.

Summer in Song & Verse Macculloch Hall concert series continues: July 9—Harmonium Choral Society, July 23—Dolce Trio. 2pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. 973-538-2404.

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Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to build, tone, and shape your muscles while having fun. The beats of Indian music and beautiful dance styles of India are fast becoming part of mainstream culture though its cinema. This event is free and appropriate for ages 13-Adult. 6:30pm. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. Reserve early for this event by calling 973-26-2837.

The Counterfeiters Perform 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneystavern. com/music

Sunday, July 9 Family Architectural WalkingTour Gothic, eyebrow, or palladium? On this Family Walking Tour geared for kids, you’ll look for architectural details in the beautiful homes located on the streets near the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Leader: Jane Eliasof. 1-2pm. Montclair History Center, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.

Monday, July 10 How to Protect Your “Stuff” in 3 Easy Steps Learn from attorneys of Milvidskiy Willis, LLP some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of longterm care. 6:30-8:30pm. Maplewood Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. 201-977-6474. estate-planning-paramus

FLEXAbility Workshop Dara Winters, Yoga instructor, health & fitness advocate and inventor of the Flex Foot Harness will offer a “FLEXAbility” workshop. Beginning with the simple actions of stretching, strengthening and balance, along with breathing & concentration. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat. This class is free and runs through Aug 25. Seating is limited, early registration recommended. Registration forms are available at the front desk. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Nature Explorers Summer Camp Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. Through July 21. Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Call the Center at 973-228-8776 for details. Advance registration is required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. www.

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2017 Zoo Summer Camp Week-long, full-day summer camp begins each Monday starting through August 21. Each camp runs from 9am to 4pm daily. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

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An All American Total Solar Eclipse—Looking into the mysteries of eclipses and other celestial events in the Universe. Program will start inside the library and then move to outside for star gazing through a telescope. Age 8 through adult. 7-9:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837 registration required.

Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam Andy and friends play it the way you like it every Tuesday evening. 8-11pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange 973-763-7899.

Library Puppet Show Educator Jim Vagias presents a puppet show that combines humor and magic. 11am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland. 973-226-8636 to RSVP.

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Zoo-vies at the Zoo In Disney’s “Tarzan” falling in love with Jane, Tarzan is torn between embracing civilization and staying with his gorilla family. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973731-5800.

Arts in the Park—Squirt Painting Play with paint by spraying your unique designs on giant sheets. This is step 1 of a fun community fiber art project. 6-8pm. Floods Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. 973-378-7754.

STEM Challenge Build the tallest structure you can with glow sticks andfoam balls. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland. 973-226-8636 to RSVP.

Thursday, July 13 2 Day Mini Law Program for Teens Learn about the litigation process. Explore legal concepts through interactive activities. Participate in a Mock Trial. Build confidence and improve public speaking skills. Taught by FDU faculty and collegiate Mock Trial competitors. Grades 9-12. Lunch will be provided. Also July 14, 9:30am-3:30 pm. FDU Florham Campus, 285 Madison Ave, Madison.To Register Contact:

Women, Money and Success Workshop Join psychotherapist, Sue Waldman, with guest Instructor, Lynne McAllister (Quick Books Certifed Pro-Advisor) for an inspiring evening of learning how to budget, save and earn unlimited income. 8-9:30pm. The Verona address will be provided upon registration. 973-857HELP or visit

“Judaism in the New Testament” Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tobin. Explore how Jews were portrayed in early Christian texts. Free. Bring a dairy lunch. Beverages provided. Also July 20 & 27. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 or e-mail

Friday, July 14 An Evening with Graham Nash Legendary artist Graham Nash is a twotime Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Family Art Adventure Explore and diccuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun hands-on project in the studio. Designed for children 6-12 and their adult companion. Reservations not required. 2-2:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Sunday, July 16 Italian Sunday Supper on the Grill Cooking Class Join chef Eileen Maher and watch as she demonstrates cooking this delicious Italian meal. Includes: Trio of parms: eggplant-portobello and chicken, grilled veggie primavera pasta with a bruschetta sauce, hearts of romaine salad with lemon artichoke vinaigrette, grilled garlic pesto bread, grilled bruschetta with balsamic strawberries, grilled nectarines with honeyed ricotta. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Moris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Tuesday, July 18 STEAM it up Tuesday! Doodle Drawing Bot—create a wiggly, scribbly robot and design dramatic doodles! 6:30-8pm. Ages 5-12. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837 registration required, limited to 15 children.

Art Reception Enjoy an art reception celebrating Margie Samuels’ students’ watercolors which are on display through August. Refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

FOR US! Newark Black Film Festival: Youth Cinema—“MeltrekExploring Ancient Africa” This animated film teaches history, culture and contributions of African Americans from 3000 BCD to 2008 using hip hop music as a teaching tool. 55 min. Zarafa-Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe, together they take a hot air balloon on an adventure from Africa to Europe, determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home. 18 min. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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

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Join Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, Clinical Coordinator at The Kogan Celiac Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, who leads this monthly group designed for sharing and exchanging ideas, recipes and tips on living a gluten-free lifestyle. Free; all ages are welcome. Also August 17. 6:30-8pm. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston. 973-3227272.

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It’s tough to perform the music of an Icon. Their entire career is at your fingertips. Jimi Hendrix represents the 60s. Style. Equal rights. Poetry. Freedom. Genus. Classic Albums Live will just concentrate on his music. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973- 783-9500.

Seminar: Michael Downey will explain how to capture mesmerizing scenery and you’ll be able to put these skills to use the next evening, capturing our area’s most stunning bridges and historical landmarks. 6-8pm. Also July 22, Cruise : Everyone will meet up at Port Imperial promptly at 3:30pm. Once aboard, you’ll enjoy drinks while sailing through the Hudson and East rivers, stopping at various locations where you can capture amazing photographs. 3:30-9pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Paul Gargiulo Performs Paul Gargiulo guitarist singer songwriter and North Caldwell native was nominated for Nashville Americana award at Nissan Stadium Red Carpet event in Nashville TN. 7pm. Calandra’s La Taverna Tavern, 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973- 226-8889.

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Free Outdoor Screening! “Finding Dory” Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. 8pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500. events/finding-dory

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Their songs navigate through the rock genre; folk, swing, surf, reggae, blues, psychedelic, punk—always rock and roll. 8:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Saturday, July 22 The Red Light Band Performs The Red Light Band is a Northern Jersey based jam band that pushes their list of classics to the limit, playing music from the likes of The Dead, Phish, Clapton, Pink Floyd, and others. 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair.

Taste of West Orange International Food Festival A celebration of our rich, diverse community. Join a cultural exploration of delicious food and artistic performances. 7:30-9:30pm. The OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. 973-640-5133.

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Movie Night: Zootopia In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. 7:30-9:30pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange.

Monday, July 24 Nature Explorers Summer Camp Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. Through Aug. 4, Grades 1 & 2 12:30-4:30pm. Call 973-228-8776 for details. Advance registration required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland.

Winning with Relationship Selling Use relationship-oriented selling approaches to help create explosive sales growth to build confidence and credibility, establish profitable connections that expand your network, learn how collaboration leads to commitment, create value for customers, communicate your value with confidence and ease, effectively manage hesitation and strengthen the buyer relationship. Also July 25, & 26. 9am5pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ, 1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109 West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-890-0909.

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STEAM it up Tuesday! LED Lightning Bugs—light up the night with a battery powered, pipe cleaner insect. 6:30-8pm. Ages 5-12. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973226-2837 registration required, limited to 15 children.

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Wednesday, July 26 Zoo-vies at the Zoo The Secret Life of Pets, The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Mad Science Show Audience will be dazzled with a magic show that uses fire and ice to teach about science. 4pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland. 973-226-8636 to RSVP.

Join Michael Downey for a photo workshop at the annual QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning, the most photographed event on the East Coast. Don’t miss out on capturing the breathtaking visuals of hot air balloons from around the world. Also July 28 & 29. visit web for info and registration. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-77-2007 event/347

Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema “Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks”. A young girl who wants to learn the meaning of a poverb, seeks guidance from the proverb detective named Sule. 11min. “Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness” The film focuses on the adventures of neighborhood kids of different racial cultures known as “The Boo Crew”. 45min. “The Honestto-Goodness Truth” Young Libby tries not to lie—she’s been taught that it’s good to be honest. 14min. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Online dating can be safe, fun, and fulfilling at any age. Learn tips and strategies for presenting your best, real safe, enjoying the process and meeting a terrific match for the next part of your life. 8-9:30pm. The Verona address will be provided upon registration. 973-857HELP or visit

8pm. Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Services followed by Reading of Eikha, The Book of Lamentations, marking the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. 8pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 or email

Sunday, July 30 The Summer Antiques Expo Presented by D. Turi Antique Shows. Debbie Turi is known primarily for her boutique shows, though this larger show promises to have the same quality of dealers as her other venues, only bigger. Dealers include specialists in modernist jewelry, period furniture, paint decorated furniture in original surface, folk art, stoneware, ceramics, and carefully selected accessories, antique and vintage Oriental rugs, as well as contemporary and Louis Pirello, specializes in pottery and porcelain restoration. 10am-5pm. William G. Mennen Sports Arena, 161 Hanover Ave, Morristown. 973-464-9793.

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Tuesday, August 1 STEAM It Up Tuesday! To the Moon & Back—Get ready for the solar eclipse! Discover the phases of the moon, eclipses & space travel. 6:30-8pm. Ages 5-12. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837 registration required, limited to 15 children.

Women’s Workshops August program is Downsizing & Decluttering: Dealing with “Too Much Accumulation.” Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South OrangeAve, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit


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Computer Classes For Women August classes are: Intermediate WORD; Intermediate EXCEL; and Outlook. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit

Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam Andy and friends play it the way you like it every Tuesday evening. 8-11pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange 973-763-7899.

Wednesday, August 2 Karaoke Wednesdays Love to sing? Share your favorites with the Kings of Karaoke every Wednesday evening. 8pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange 973763-7899.

Mike Daly & The Planets Perform 9pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd., Montclair. www.tierneystavern. com/music

Zoo-vies at the Zoo in “FernGully the Last Rainforest” Crysta a fairy who lives in a rainforest in Australia, and has never seen a human before. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Friday, August 4 Live Entertainment Every Friday and Saturday from 9pm1am. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange 973-763-7899.

Monday, August 7 Nature Explorers Summer Camp Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. Through Aug. 18, Grades 3 & 4 12:30-4:30pm. Call 973-228-8776 for details. Advance registration required. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland.

Tuesday, August 8 STEAM it up Tuesday! Pendulum Painting—Use momentum to create your own masterpiece. 6:308pm. Ages 5-12. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-2262837 registration required, limited to 15 children.

Safe Shredding Time to shred all those unwanted personal and financial papers. Second Tues. of the month. Call 973-239-1321 to arrange a drop off or inquire about our next date. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove

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Join psychotherapist, Sue Waldman with guest instructor (President of NJAWBO) Rosanna Imbriano, for her “Living, Loving & Learning” series on ‘Overcoming Adversity” as a female entrepreneur for an enlightening evening of inspiration, motivation and fun. 8-9:30pm. The Verona location will be provided upon registration. 973-857-HELP or visit

Zoo-vies at the Zoo “How to Train Your Dragon” takes place on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Storyline: Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he’s been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. 7:30-9:30pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange.

Friday, August 11 Summer Shabbat Service Temple Sholom’s Summer Friday Shabbat Services begins at 7:30 pm and will feature one of our clergy each week. Everyone is welcomed at Shabbat Service. We’d like to know you’re joining us—call the temple office 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove.

Movies in the Parks Temple Sholom Saturday, August 12 “Sing” takes place in a city of humanoid of West Essex animals, where a hustling theater impresaMontclair Jazz Festival 760 Pompton Avenue rio’s attempt to save his theater. 8:15pm. World class jazz at Nishuane Park, 48 Cedar Grove Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Rd. and High St., Montclair .No tickets required. SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915 9/21/15 10:28 AM Page 1 www.sholom.netSIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p Mead St., South Orange. 973-378-7754. SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915 9/21/15 10:28 0915 AM 9/21/15 Page 1 10:28 AM Page 1

8th Annual Hilltop Grasshopper, Kid’s Bike Race The Essex County Parks Department and the Hilltop Conservancy invite all cyclists, from pre-K to 8th grade to ride and race for prizes and bragging rights on a specially prepared 0.6 mile course. Helmets are mandatory. Registration opens at 7:30am and competition starts at 9am for the youngest competitors, K-1st grade. The spectator friendly course is next to the sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell.

Tuesday, August 15 STEAM it up Tuesday! Slimy Suncatchers—Get your hands slimy and make a neon suncatcher to stick to your window. 6:30-8pm. Ages 5-12. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. 973-226-2837 registration required, limited to 15 children.

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Watercolor Workshop Get a taste of watercolor painting with a free workshop offered by Margie Samuels. Supplies provided just bring your enthusiasm. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. Register early by calling 973-226-2837.

Wednesday, August 16 Workshop for Self-Employed People: Attracting More Clients, Business and Money Have you been in business a long time and need to be inspired? Or are you new to being self-employed and desire to learn the law of attraction to obtain new customers. You will be guided into a deep guided meditation of relaxation. 8-9:30pm. The Verona location will be provided upon registration. 973-857HELP or visit

Thursday, August 17 Conservancy Meeting The Verona Park Conservancy holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday night of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn about the Conservancy, volunteer or give your input. 7:30pm. Senior Room, Verona Park Boathouse, Lakeside & Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

Movie Night: Ant-Man (2015) Storyline: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. 7-9:30pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange.

Free Outdoor Screening! In Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster, a select group is chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. 8pm. Church St., Montclair.

Move to the Music, Bollywood Style Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to build, tone, and shape your muscles while having fun. The beats of Indian music and beautiful dance styles of India are fast becoming part of mainstream culture though its cinema. This event is free and appropriate for ages 13-Adult. 6:30pm. Caldwell Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. Reserve early for this event by calling 973-26-2837.

Friday, August 18 Ann Wilson of Heart Performs

Zoo-vies at the Zoo “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973731-5800.

Performing the hits from Heart and her solo recordings and influences. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St Montclair. 973-783-9500. (continued on page 32)

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Monday, August 28

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A free self-help group for those with PD and/or Care-partners, will meet in the private dining room at Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Avenue, Montclair from 10am-Noon. Valet Parking (ticket will be validated) or free parking in Nurses’ parking lot across the street. For information call 973-731-5011.

Attend for just one day or attend all week. through September ,1. Children will enjoy a variety of activities including games, lessons, up-close animal encounters, handson science, fun crafts and, of course, time in the zoo. 9am to 4pm daily. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800. A contemporary modern dance company renowned for creating emotionally driven work with a bold athletic signature style. This vibrant company uses controlled abandonment in pushing the limits of inventive partnering. 8-9pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange.

Wednesday, August 23 Zoo-vies at the Zoo “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Wednesday, August 30 Zoo-vies at the Zoo “Moana” an adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Free. Bring your own chair. Outdoor movie screen set at the top of our zoo parking deck. 7:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. 973731-5800.

Meditation in the Garden with Sue Waldman

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The “Lamp Doctor” Is In Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades is one-stop shopping & expert service By Janis Hashe


fter 31 years in their circa-1858 building, Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades is no less than a Caldwell community institution. Says Donna Filkin, who took over the shop in 2010 after her mother’s passing, “I used to say, ‘Mom, you’re a brand.’ She would laugh, but it’s true.” Donna maintains her mother’s focus on helping people enhance their homes with new lampshades, table and floor lamps, finials, and a small selection of chandeliers. “I strive to offer expert, friendly service and quality products at a reasonable price,” she says. Describing lamps as “essentially decorative pieces of art electrified to have a functional benefit,” Donna explains that customers often bring in lamps from the 1930’s thru to the present day that have been passed down in families. “They want a fresh, updated look, and a new shade can transform a lamp.” Based on style preference, Donna advises on shapes, fabrics, colors and sizing. The store carries a large in-stock selection, can do special ordering, and custom work if requested. A re-lining and recovery service is available if the client would like to keep an existing shade or frame.

Customers looking for a new lamp find two floors of distinctive lamps in traditional-to-transitional styles. “I look for interesting lamps you don’t see everywhere,” Donna says, noting that she recently bought a selection of Murano glass and had it made into lamps. The store now also carries a lamp line offering dozens of shapes and sizes in 24 colors, so the customer can customize at an affordable cost. When a client comes in with their lamp, Donna asks: What room will this be in? Is it for reading or for accent lighting? “There are no lamp police,” she laughs,” as there is almost never one perfect shade.” But, “I show people lampshade shapes they’ve often never thought of and can help with getting the right sizing—and they are delighted at the results.”

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Gargiulo Builders Turns Dreams into Beautiful Realities By Cynthia Burns, photos by Dan Epstein


reating the perfect living space with ease is a Gargiulo Builders’ hallmark. Since 1965, Gargiulo Builders has been in the wish-fulfillment business of building dreams. According to owner Steve Gargiulo, the company’s longevity is a testament to the level of service and quality clients’ receive when they choose Gargiulo Builders. Gargiulo and his staff are geared for management and construction of all phases of residential construction. The company specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, sundecks, sunrooms, room additions, add-a-levels, basements and new home construction. The second generation, family-owned and operated Gargiulo Builders boasts no project is considered too big or too small. Fully licensed and insured. Free estimates. The full-service company has a strong background in construction engineering and building. Gargiulo explains that he derives professional and personal satisfaction by “being able to construct something from the ground up and creating something beautiful.” He continues, “We work with architects from conception to design and construction, turning a client’s dream into a reality.” Gargiulo notes that he especially enjoys customized projects that involve changing the existing footprint of a room or building an addition. “Additions provide extra space and add value to a home.”

With Gargiulo Builders, clients are assured of quality construction and craftsmanship. “We install homeownerprovided materials or work with clients to choose products from our vendors,” Gargiulo explains. Through its network of trusted vendors, he says, “We recommend products that offer cost savings and energy efficiency.”

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Providing excellent customer service remains central to the success of the business. “Communication between the client and the contractor helps us to complete the project on schedule and within the estimate,” says Gargiulo. He adds, “We look forward to building your dream.”

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Singer-songwriters. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., and Mead St., South Orange. 973-378-7754.

JULY 6 Radio Nashville Covering the Best Modern Country Music from the North of Nashville. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, Clinton Rd., West Caldwell.

11-man horn group fronted by four soulful vocalists. 7pm. Memorial Oval Gazebo, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.

The Kootz Featuring “Rock n’ Roll with Fiber” classic rock, pop, soul and blues. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

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The Infernos America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group. 7pm. Civic Square, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Eaglemania The world’s greatest Eagles tribute band. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

JULY 11 Latin Splendor 7pm. Independence Park, 218 Van Buren St., Newark.

JULY 13 Epic Soul Featuring classic Soul plus today’s R&B and Pop hits to keep you dancing. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St., First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

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Nine Deez Nite American musical group of Doo-Wop style, which had a series of hit records in the early 1960s. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

90’s tribute & covers. 7:30pm. Flood Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. 973-378-7754.

The Kootz Darlene Love is an American popular music singer and actress. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

JULY 16 Livingston Leo Band A mixture of blues and funk. 7:30pm. Memorial Oval Gazebo, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.


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Glenn Roberts Featuring cranked up country rock from today’s hottest artists. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

JULY 21 Radio Nashville

Desert Highway B’zooka Joe & The Bubblegum Machine

Radio Nashville Covering the Best Modern Country Music from the North of Nashville. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

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JULY 23 Desert Highway Tribute to Eagles Joe Walsh and Don Henley. 7pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn.

Radio Nashville Covering the Best Modern Country Music from the North of Nashville. 7pm. Memorial Oval Gazebo, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.

B’zooka Joe & The Bubblegum Machine Rock & Roll dance band. 7pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn.

JULY 18 Denise Hamilton Montclair resident Denise Hamilton is known for her sultry, yet powerful voice and unique singing style. 7pm. Orange Park, S Harrison St., Orange Park.

52nd Street 6-piece, live concert show, re-creating the performances of arguably the greatest rock and roll keyboard player ever. 7pm. Civic Square, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

JULY 25 Still Surfin’ Beach Boy Tribute

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Rachel Allyn Band The show will entertain you and get you on your feet dancing. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Earth Wind & Fire tribute. 7:30pm. Flood Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. 973-378-7754.


Still Surfin’ Beach Boy Tribute The band been performing the music of the Beach Boys for over 17 years. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

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Pulse Jazz Band

Performing high quality musical impressions of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, Barry White and Aretha Franklin. 7pm. Riverbank Park, 27 Somme St., Newark.

Boy Band Project

A 12-piece group based in New York and led by the keyboard player and Broadway composer of HAIR. 7pm. Watsessing Park, Bloomfield.

The Boy Band Project is a boy band with five handsome boys from Los Angeles. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, Clinton Rd., West Caldwell.

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FREE Outdoor Summer Concerts JULY 26 Steppin’ Out

Total Soul Steppin’ Out The band plays a wide variety of music from past to present with a song list emphasizing dancing and good times. 7pm. Grover Cleveland Park, Brookside Ave & Runnymede Rd., Caldwell/Essex Fells.

Radio Nashville Covering the Best Modern Country Music from the North of Nashville. 7pm. Civic Square, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Counterfeiters 80s & 90s party band. 7:30pm. Flood Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange.

JULY 27 Total Soul New York City’s most exciting band playing at weddings, clubs, and public concerts. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, Clinton Rd., West Caldwell.

No Discipline Featuring a wide selection of Reggae and Caribbean artists such as Bob Marley. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

JULY 30 1910 Fruitgum Company

JULY 28 Gloria’s Miami Sound Featuring Nikki Torres Gloria Estefan Tribute. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

1910 Fruitgum Company


An American bubblegum pop band of the 1960s. 7pm. Memorial Oval Gazebo, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.

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Oldies band, featuring an eclectic blend of oldies, classic rock, Motown and R&B. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

R & B/Motown and pop hits of the last 4 decades. 7pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn.

AUGUST 1 Steppin’ Out The band plays a wide verity of music from past to present with a song list emphasizing dancing and good times. 7:30pm. Foley Field, John F Kennedy Dr N, Bloomfield. 30pm.

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AUGUST 2 Frank Plombo Band A combination of straight-ahead Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, and Easy Listening Vocal Tunes. 7pm. Verona Park, Lakeside & Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

Beginnings A Chicago Tribute. 7pm. Civic Square, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.


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Garage Bands performances. 7:30pm. Flood Hill, 100 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange.

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AUGUST 3 Americano Brian Setzer Orchestra Tribute band performs timeless 50’s rock and roll. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, Clinton Rd., West Caldwell.

Souled Out Featuring non-stop medleys, soaring harmonies and all the hits you love. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

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AUGUST 15 Symphonics Performing a variety of music from the 1940’s thru today. 7pm. Cedar Grove Park, 597 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.


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AUGUST 17 Four Man Trio Featuring a blend of collector’s corner group harmony, 60’s garage, Motown, Blues and more. 5-8:30pm. Farmers Marketplace Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

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AUGUST 24 Featuring the well-known songs of Motown and so much more. 5-8:30pm. Memorial Park Gazebo, Main St, First Ave. and Wilmore Rd., Little Falls.

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Dr. Jeff Leary Fact Checks 4 Knee and Hip Replacement Myths By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Dan Epstein

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nee and hip replacement surgeries are on the rise, especially in the 45-54 age bracket. Below, Dr. Jeff Leary with the North Jersey Orthopaedic Group sets the record straight about these life-enhancing operations.

Urban Legend #1: Knee and Hip Replacements Only Last Ten Years FACT √: See the Doc in Twenty (or more) Studies looking at long term survival of hip and knee replacements show roughly a 0.5% failure rate per year—which means that 90% are still good at twenty years. Dr. Leary notes that improved materials currently being used will likely be viable well past 2037.

Urban Legend #2: Do Both Knees at the Same Time or Forget the Second One FACT √: Doing Them a Few Months Apart is Preferred Dr. Leary generally does not perform double knee replacements because of increased surgical risks. Due to advancements in surgical techniques and pain blockers, patients quickly recover from the surgery and are ready for the second about three months later. In addition, having one knee that was not operated on makes for a more stable rehabilitation.

Urban Legend #3: Patients Must Check Into Rehab for Weeks Following Surgery FACT √: Patients Recuperate at Home Following surgery, Dr. Leary’s patients are home within two days. Home therapy is prescribed for two weeks, after which they walk—aided by a cane or independently—to their post-surgery visit. Outpatient rehab will be ordered for approximately a few weeks after hip replacement or up to three months following knee replacement.

Urban Legend #4: Minimally-Invasive Surgery Produces Best Results

About Dr. Leary: Dr. Leary, a New Jersey native, graduated from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2005. He is a retired, decorated Major from the United States Air Force, having served two combat support tours with a Special Operations Surgical Team. In addition to joint replacements, Dr. Leary handles orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgeries.

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While patients prefer the smaller scars associated with minimallyinvasive surgeries, they do not always result in maximum benefits. “A surgeon must be able to see in order to put the implant in, which directly translates to how well it works,” Dr. Leary explains.

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s the weather gets warmer, mosquitoes can prevent homeowners from reaping the benefits of living life outside. These tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the pest control experts at TruGreen can help combat mosquitoes outside of the home: Remove Standing Water. Mosquitoes generally lay eggs near water, so once a week take time to dump anything that may hold water in the yard. This includes buckets, kiddie pools and birdbaths. Don’t overlook items like toys, planters and flowerpot saucers. For containers intended to hold water, like cisterns or rain barrels, regularly check that the lid is secure so mosquitoes can’t gain access. A finely woven mesh is a good alternative if there is no lid. If you can’t cover the container and won’t be drinking from it, use a larvicide to treat the water. Be Wary of Unexpected Reservoirs. Natural features such as shrubbery and tree stumps can also collect water,


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and they may be more difficult to remedy. Keep dense shrubs thinned and pruned. Increasing the air flow can make these areas less attractive. If removing a tree stump is impractical, a professional can guide you in proper treatment. Apply a broad-application pest eliminator. Use an outdoor insect spray or professional service to kill mosquitoes in areas where they rest all over the yard. A professionally applied treatment targets pests where they live, and the company’s professionally trained specialists use an innovative mosquito control formula to treat all areas of the yard where mosquitoes hide, including trees, shrubs, mulched areas and all types of ground cover. John Bell, a board certified entomologist, says, “Most people protect against mosquitoes by using a repellant or citronella candles, but these methods do

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not target the places mosquitoes hide including low-hanging limbs, ornamental foliage, potted plants and ground cover. The TruGreen Mosquito Defense treatment program targets these places, eradicating the mosquito population in homeowners’ yards and allowing people to spend more time living life outside.” For more year-round lawn care tips, visit —Family Features Photo courtesy of Getty Images Source: TruGreen

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Rachelle Leong, MD, Joins Barnabas Health Medical Group


achelle Leong, MD, a fellowshiptrained and board-certified physician specializing in breast surgery, recently joined the medical staff of Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG), a multispecialty practice affiliated with RWJBarnabas Health. Dr. Leong will treat patients at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Dr. Leong will provide comprehensive breast care as well as medical and surgical expertise to patients. Her decision to specialize in breast care is rooted in her compassion for cancer patients, as well as her personal history of supporting family members diagnosed with the disease. “I’m looking forward to working with the multi-disciplinary team at Clara Maass, I hope my patients will feel like they are part of a team who is fighting to

keep them healthy. I addition to feeling supported and comforted I want them to get state-of-the-art surgical care,” stated Dr. Leong. Barnabas Health Medical Group is comprised of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Clara Maass is located at One Clara Maass Drive in Belleville. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leong, call 973-844-4161. For further information about the Barnabas Health Medical Group, please visit www.

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he National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) honored three extraordinary Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards. The recipients of the awards were recognized for their outstanding Jacqueline Smith Max Prince Thomas Salandra contributions to many different causes. This is the 14th year the award has been bestowed to deserving high school students.

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The 2017 award winners include: —Jacqueline Smith of Mount Saint Dominic Academy in Caldwell who has dedicated her time to trying to prevent malaria transmission by working with the non-profit Nothing But Nets. —Max Prince of West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell who has been fundraising for the NJ Sharing Network (NJSN), an organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant. —Thomas Salandra of James Caldwell High School has clocked in over eight hundred hours and has responded to over one hundred calls as a West Essex First Aid Squad Volunteer.

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This year’s winners of the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards each received a $500 scholarship and a commemorative certificate. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. The Section was founded in 1912 and maintains offices in Livingston, N.J. For more information, log on to

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Nature’s Way of Triggering the Body’s Repair Mechanism By Cynthia Burns, Photos by Dan Epstein


or more than 9 years Thomas Agesen, MD, Gerard Malanga, MD and Jay Bowen, DO at New Jersey Regenerative Institute have been using stem cell therapy and other non-surgical strategies to treat osteoarthritic conditions. Here, Dr. Agesen explains harvesting stem cells and using them to repair bone, joint and cartilage damage.

Why is stem cell therapy a viable treatment option? People are looking for alternatives to traditional surgical approaches. Stem cell therapy is used to repair injuries to soft tissue caused by excessive athletic activities, repetitive motions or injuries. Patients with acute or chronic injuries have exhausted the gamut of other non-surgical treatments. We can treat muscle and joint injuries, bone and cartilage damage and tendon issues nonsurgically, which reduces discomfort and recuperation time.

How does it work? A stem cell’s job is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Stem cell therapy triggers the body’s own repair mechanism. Cells collected from bone marrow can generate bone and cartilage activity. Other procedures use fat cells, adipose tissue, support the formation of blood and connective tissue. There is no need for general anesthesia or conscious sedation. A specialized x-ray machine, fluoroscopy, identifies the precise area

(Left-right) Thomas Agesen, MD & Jay E. Bowen, DO for the doctor to draw the cells from bone marrow. Low suction lipoaspiration or liposuction collects cells from adipose tissue that can be processed and injected . We use ultrasound and/or x-ray guidance to precisely re-inject the cells into areas that have been injured.

What is the recuperation period? It is a lot less than surgery! Patients generally are restricted to low impact activities for about a month. The goal is to build up gradually to higher impact activities.

How many treatments are required? Most patients require only one. However, if the injury is severe, additional treatments may be necessary.

What is the success rate? Success is not based on a percentage, but rather, outcome studies. Most patients improve in symptom relief. One way to measure success is the WOMAC scale, a standardized measurement of functional capacity for patients with osteoarthritis. We have an outcomes database that our patients participate in. Overall, if a patient is a good candidate, we have a high success rate.

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

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armer weather is often welcome for a variety of reasons, but there’s something nearly irresistible about enjoying a meal outdoors. Whether you plan to gather on the patio or pack a picnic for the park, dining al fresco is an easy way to turn a meal into a full-fledged event. Begin your meal with chicken sandwiches crafted on the grill and a seasonal pasta salad on the side then finish it with a glass of white wine. Perhaps serve a dessert perfect for al fresco entertaining—cheesecake topped with fresh berries and mint. For more al fresco recipes and entertaining tips, visit

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

Rich Chocolate Cake Red wine with chocolate seems like a nobrainer, 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, easydrinking red varietal. For more tips and wine selections, visit Suburban Essex

Few things go better with warm weather than firing up the grill and enjoying a meal in the fresh air. These chicken sandwiches, which are topped with Brie, pesto, fresh tomato and arugula on sourdough bread and toasted on the grill, are just the excuse you need to get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends. Find more patio-perfect recipes at

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Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Servings: 4 1/2 cup olive oil, divided

1/4 cup basil pesto, divided

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 large tomato

1 clove garlic, minced

8 slices crusty sourdough bread

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 ounces Brie, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 cup packed baby arugula

1 pound thin-cut chicken cutlets

Heat grill to high. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice,garlic, salt and pepper; pour into plastic zipper bag. Add chicken, seal and marinate at least 30 minutes. Grill chicken 2-3 minutes, turn and grill another 2-3 minutes, or until chicken registers internal temperature of 160 F. Remove and reserve. Spread each piece of bread with 1/2 tablespoon pesto. Slice tomato into eight slices. Place chicken on four bread slices. Top with Brie slices, arugula and two tomato slices. Top with remaining bread slices, pesto side toward tomato. Brush outside of each sandwich with about 1/2 tablespoon of remaining olive oil. Place on grill, reduce heat to medium and grill 2-3 minutes per side, or until bread is nicely toasted and cheese is melted. Remove from heat, cut each sandwich in half and serve.

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Pasta Salad with Tomatoes

8 ounces whole-wheat small pasta (fusilli or farfalle), cooked according to directions



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

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Now Offering On Site Dining

Italian Market

Imported Italian Specialty Items

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu Summer 2017


Restaurant Guide CALDWELL Cloverleaf Tavern 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

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


FOR US! Suburban Essex

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.

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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta VOTE

FOR US! Suburban Essex

East Hanover Diner

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013

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

NJ Monthly Magazine

BEST STEAK – Gold 2010 & 2016 Silver 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

440 MAIN STREET • LITTLE FALLS 973-256-6699 • WWW.RARESTK.COM OPEN 7 DAYS Suburban Essex

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


2012 & 2013



Summer 2017

Flying Meatballs 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.

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


Suburban Essex

Boon Thai Kitchen


Reservations Welcome.

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 Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD



Specializing in Corporate & Special Occasion Events. 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 (continued on page 56)

Contact General Manager Mario LaVecchia at 973-715-7231 for information on events

One South Orange Ave South Orange


Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

Gold Medal Winner – 8 Consecutive Times!

Vote for Us for 2017 BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT Wyckoff Location Now Open!



199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 Order Online: Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm

Summer 2017


Restaurant Guide (continued from page 55)

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999

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

Tiny Elephant

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

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

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

The Spot 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.



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 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 Glutenfree menu. All meals are ready-made—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC


Suburban Essex

7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

Full Service Restaurant & Bar On Premise Parties & Catering

We’re So Much More Than Bagels!

Live Music 6 Days a Week

20% OFF

Suburban Essex

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

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


Suburban Essex


FOR US! 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.

Summer 2017

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

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

UPPER MONTCLAIR De Novo European Pub 275 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-893-5008 | Styled after the family-oriented casual pubs of Europe, enjoy an appealing and delicious menu with house-made breads, small plates, charcuterie, flatbreads, salads, burgers, house-made pastas, entrées and late-night bar bites. Also offers a selection of house-made desserts.

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

Turtle + The Wolf

Highlawn Pavilion

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 Don Juan Bar and Restaurant 55 Kingsley St, West Orange | 973-325-9707 Enjoy delicious Spanish and American specialties in a cozy atmosphere. The fresh drinks will comfort you and make you feel at home. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or just hang out time? We got you covered. Come over, you’ll like it here!

The Essex House

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

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

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

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Celebrating 33 Years!


FOR US! Suburban Essex



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

GOLD PRIZE Best Full Service Restaurant FINE DINING

SILVER PRIZE Best Italian Restaurant |





An incomparable dining experience for those whose standard is excellence.

633 ROUTE 10 EAST, WHIPPANY 973-884-9175 WWW.ILCAPRICCIO.COM Summer 2017


Restaurant Guide


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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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity. Billy & Madeline’s Red Room Tavern 60 Parsippany Rd, Whippany | 973-739-0031 The menu which consists of appetizers, soups, chili, pasta, chicken, steaks, seafood and sandwiches, are prepared fresh, using top quality ingredients. Many old fashioned comfort foods such as Pasta Fagioli, Meat Loaf and Yankee Pot Roast are old family recipes.

Primavera Restaurant Bar & Lounge 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-4779 | Enjoy a wonderful selection of traditional Italian favorites as well and as an exciting selection of daily specials. The dining room is warm and inviting, complimenting the meal, surely making your overall dining experience truly memorable.

Pepe’s BBQ 977 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange 973-736-1567 | Authentic Peruvian food! Open 7 days. Eat in or take-out. Delivery available.

633 Route 10 E, Whippany | 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

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



Suburban Essex



in the Best of Essex Contest Best Ice Cream

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

GOLD WINNER 3 Years in a Row!


With this coupon only. Limit 1 per visit. May not be combined with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/17.

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

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

275 NJ STATE HIGHWAY 10 EAST HANOVER 973-884-8840 58

Suburban Essex

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088 Summer 2017


Children’s Classes.

Visit us online at

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 | The NJ School of Dramatic Arts is a comprehensive acting/ theater arts training program for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels for Adults, Teens, and Children and are taught by industry professionals.

NJ School of Dramatic Arts 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield | 973-566-9700

At Lightbridge Academy, children thrive in an environment that encourages a passion for learning, provides nurturing care and prepares them for academic success. As The Solution for Working Parents®, families are supported with extended hours, a biometric finger scanning security system, an eCommunication app and ParentView® internet monitoring, allowing parents to stay connected throughout the day through closed circuit cameras. Join Lightbridge Academy and let the journey begin!

Lightbridge Academy 1104 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-882-1111

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

Anderson Electric Verona | 973-857-4333 |

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.

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

Custom Designed

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc.

Montclair | 973-783-5788

Day Care/PreSchool. Kiddie Academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Those are the key elements of their Life Essentials® educational philosophy. Their programs deliver a developmentally appropriate experience for your child including hands-on activities, parent involvement, school preparation and character education.

Kiddie Academy 810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382

144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626 |

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

Summer 2017


Home Cleaning.

Interior Design.

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 |

Home Décor. A one-of-a-kind store which has the feeling of an old fashioned gift shop with all the trends of today. We are built around the art of giving, where gift giving is simplified. It is important to celebrate life’s events and special occasions which bring family & friends together! With all price points, you are sure to find that something special for all your gift giving needs!

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

HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment—with sales, installations, repairs and maintenance service for residential and commercial customers. They take pride in delivering superior customer service and were voted Best HVAC contractor in Essex County 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 |

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

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 |

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

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 |

Pet Day Care/Boarding.

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).

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.

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387

476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-6011

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel

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.

Pups @ Play 42 Okner Pkwy, Livingston (Just Off Rt. 10 Near Livingston Circle) | 973-740-8500


Suburban Essex

Summer 2017



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.

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.

Aquila Pizza Al Forno

La Pastaria

7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit | 908-522-9088



Elite Realtors of New Jersey is an independent, family-owned brokerage specializing in residential sales and rentals throughout Essex and neighboring counties. They are the fastest growing brokerage in the region with over 200 agents and specialize in outstanding customer service for both the buyers and sellers while offering maximum internet exposure to the marketplace.

A precise and caring pet center that provides animals with the best service they need, using updated technology by skilled doctors and technicians.

Verona Animal Hospital

Elite Realtors of New Jersey 160 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston Cell: 973-518-3635 | Office: 973-994-9009 |

17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881

What’s New? We Can Insure That! It’s time to give us a call because things change. We’re here to make sure you are covered. Call for a Complimentary Analysis.


FOR US! Suburban Essex

Please vote for us at:



Denny Klein, President and CEO, and the staff of Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC Summer 2017


Diamond Minds

Definitions of Success By Barry Farber


hat is your definition of success? After asking this question in thousands of interviews for books, columns, radio, TV and customer research it becomes very clear that the top answer is always focused on the ability to serve others around you and provide an opportunity for growth beyond yourself. When we build the people around us it comes back to us in many powerful ways. This month a few local business owners share their insights on success:

Barry Farber

Josh Sanders

Jamie Raskulinecz

Bob Fienstein

CEO of Next Generation Trust Services and the finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

President of Planet Honda

Vice President of Sea Breeze

“My definition has changed a lot. When I was much younger it was all about financial success. The older I get and the bigger our organization gets, the more success becomes less defined by what I do or what I achieve and more about watching the people we have here achieve success. Seeing employees grow and prosper and purchase homes, get promotions and send first generation kids to college—to me that’s the real success. It’s not just enjoying the fruits of your own labor but being able to see other people realize their dreams through something you helped provide an opportunity for.”

“I am the fourth generation owner of the business and handle all operations. We manufacture sodas, teas, juices and cocktail mixers. We also make Bosco Chocolate Syrup right here in NJ! We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. We have one driver that has been with us for 45 years and he lifts 60-pound boxes every day. Seeing people succeed is a very rewarding experience. I also think success is the ability to solve problems, improve how we do things with the goal of perfecting our processes so our business runs smoothly for everyone including our employees, customers and vendors.”

“My definition of success is being able to do what you want to do when you want to do it and in the process help others to become successful. I like to give back and one of my proudest moments is adopting a family. My partner and I found a family through the mayors’ sunshine fund in West Orange. We helped support a mother and father with three children who were going through tough times. We started out taking the mom grocery shopping every week. We also saw the conditions they were living in and made one of our rentals available to them at a reduced rate. We also worked with others we know to donate furniture and worked with them for six years. And now they are a successful family on their own. We made a tremendous difference in somebody’s life and that’s what it’s all about… Paying it forward.”

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

2017 | It’s Time to Turn Over a New Leaf! LIFESTYLE

PORTRAITS Proactive Planning… ELIMINATES Reactive Solutions In the comfort and convenience of your own home!



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


Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel, LLC 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004 | 973-808-9500 | 62

Suburban Essex

Summer 2017

“National Park and Recreation Month is the perfect opportunity to highlight the beauty of our open spaces, the importance of recreation facilities and the positive impact they have on our wellness and quality of life. The area overlooking the Orange Reservoir provides a beautiful and unique spot to host a diverse lineup of activities to exercise, entertain and inspire you. We invite the public to celebrate with us and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.” —Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite You to

Wellness on the Waterfront

Free Admission! JULY ONLY

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Clipper Pavilion, Cherry Lane Essex County celebrates Parks and Recreation Month with free weekly activities at the Waterfront in South Mountain Reservation.


YOGA for Adults

6:30pm – 7:45pm

These classes are suitable for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. Bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably. Classes held rain or shine.


Jammin’ in July



Elevate your Waterfront experience with music starting Tuesday July 11th. Take in a new sound every week with Broadway tunes, big band, steel drums and more.



*films begin at dusk

Movies under the stars on the rooftop of our brand new parking deck. Bring your own lawn chair. Refreshments for sale. Rain cancels. Film schedule is subject to change and available at Please note location is at TBZ, not Clipper Pavilion.


Come Get Crafty with Us!

Essex County’s Environmental Center @ Clipper Pavilion 6:30pm to 7:45pm

For more information, please call 973-508-2912 or visit Sponsored by the Essex County Parks Foundation and the Zoological Society of New Jersey.

A Summer Smile takes a moment… But the Memories last forever.

Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

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

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