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By Warren Westura

VOL. 21 NO. 7









Getting new shoes and new clothes for the start of the school year. –Amy Budetti, Montclair

When I came to this county in fifth grade, I was introduced to a girl who taught me English and became my best friend. –Janet Johansson, Montclair





There’s something about the first day back and you see everyone you haven’t seen in a while.

My oldest going to Kindergarten in Brooklyn. Just getting on the scooter and taking him.

–David Shiffman, Montclair

–Kerry Giles, Montclair










When the kids got out of the house and we had a little peace and quiet again.

Buying my school supplies. –Kay Richards, Montclair

The first day of school. New clothes, new books… everything’s clean.

–Gine Lynczycki, Bloomfield

–Ruth Fishman, Montclair

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SEPTEMBER 2013 10 INSIDE ESSEX Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

12 STORMPROOFING YOUR HOME Tips from Local Service Professionals

14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 16 Event Highlight – Run 4 Children at Risk 55 Event Highlight – Fine Arts & Crafts Show

29 IN THE MARKETPLACE Susanne N – Fashion with a Point of View



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32 BEST OF ESSEX BALLOT NOMINEES 57 SEEN IN ESSEX 57 Luna Stage Celebrates 20 Years by Honoring Founder Jane Mandel 58 Eva’s Village Golf Tournament 59 Art on the Avenue

60 EDUCATION 60 Gaining Academic Achievement Through the Arts 62 Private & Independent School Open Houses


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INSIDE ESSEX By Melissa Kane

5 Years of NCJW’s Back 2 School Store


or the fifth year in a row, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Essex County Section, recently held its annual Back 2 School store at Temple B’Nai Shalom in West Orange. The oneday-only event, held this year on August 4, provided an array of brand new clothes, school supplies and personal-care items for underprivileged students, cost free. With the assistance of 300 NCJW volunteers, each child got to select items they wanted and needed. The president of NCJW/Essex states, “Watching the looks of pure joy and excitement on the children’s faces truly puts everything in perspective for me. Many of these youngsters have never had anything but hand-me-downs, and this year they can proudly sport their own new clothes and supplies as they go back to school fully equipped to learn.” Since its inception, the Back 2 School store has benefitted nearly 1,600 disadvantaged students in Essex County. For more information or upcoming events visit

Cocktails, Celebration and Inspiration


n May 9, 2013, The American Yoga Academy hosted the Celebration of Life Cocktail Party. More than 250 people attended the event, held in The Loft at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. The evening included cocktails, celebration and inspiration. Prizes, including a certificate for Full Teacher Training Tuition at The American Yoga Academy and a certificate for Seduction of Spirit at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California, were awarded at the conclusion of the event. “When my sister, Madeleine Diab, a 25year cancer survivor, passed away in December, I was determined to organize an event in her honor that would benefit others with cancer,” Diab said. “100% of the proceeds went to Kula for Karma, an organization that certifies yoga teachers to cancer patients, wounded veterans, and victims of domestic violence.” Including a dollar-for-dollar match from Pfizer, the event raised a total of $6,478 for the charity. The American Yoga Academy is located within The Wilshire Grand Hotel at 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. For more information on The American Yoga Academy, visit or call 973-731-9960. 10


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Local Organization Honored for Excellence


he Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc., (JLMN) and the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) received the Vision Award from the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) on Saturday, May 18, 2013. This award was given specifically for their annual Aging Out Fair, an event held in collaboration with Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Essex County and the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Family Part. The fair helps to prepare youth, aged 15 to 21 years, to “age out” of the foster care system. “It’s a huge honor to be chosen by AJLI from 291 outstanding Junior Leagues for the Vision Award,” 2012-2013 JLMN president Jessica Lane said. “This event would never be possible without tremendous ongoing teamwork between JLMN members and our friends at JLOSH. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished together for the communities we serve.” For more information on the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc., or to learn more about joining the organization, please visit www. or call 973-746-2499.

Unique Desk Takes the “Work” Out of Homework


mong the many treasures and unique finds within East Hanover’s Far Fetched Imports is an eye-catching and intriguing desk. Made from wood salvaged and repurposed from old Indonesian boats, the desks are one-of-a-kind in that the colors and wood on each are unique. Due to the nature of the salvaged and reclaimed woods used in the creation of each desk, no two are exactly the same. Arranged on a metal frame, the desks boast three brushed metal drawers that resemble lockers—perfect for a back to school addition to a bedroom or a nostalgic nod to school days in an office. To view a desk in person, stop by Far Fetched Imports, a business specializing in unique and one-of-a-kind furniture, sourced from around the globe. The store is located at 245 Route 10 E., East Hanover and can be reached by calling 973-887-4144 or visiting

Language Program Celebrates 40 Years


n 1973, when Francois Thibaut founded the Language Workshop for Children, his vision was met with consternation and doubt. “It wasn’t easy. People said that I was damaging kids, and that everyone “knew” that teaching second languages before high school was confusing,” Thibaut states. Today, celebrating 40 years in business, the program, utilizing his trademark Thibaut Technique, is going strong. Offering French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese, the Language Workshop for Children still employs Thibaut’s method and ideologies— first listen, then understand, then speak. “From the time I was six, the year that I was sent to an international boarding school in Paris, I saw how easily children grasp languages. Every day kids arrived from all over the world. Without knowing a word of French on their first day, they were fluent in six weeks,” Thibaut states. In honor of the business’ 40th anniversary Thibaut is offering 40% off classes and lessons to those who register before September 9, 2013. For more information on the Language Workshop for Children, which offers locations in Madison and Montclair as well as New York City, Long Island and other areas of New Jersey, or to register for classes, please visit


Local Business Wins Kitchen Design Award

n April 2013, Showcase Kitchen and Bath of Bloomfield won a Grand Prize in the Crystal Cabinets 2013 Design Awards for their work on an Upper Montclair kitchen project. The contest drew thousands of submissions and was open to contractors and homeowners across the nation who included any Crystal Cabinets line in their project. “The project, which was designed with an ‘arts and crafts’ aesthetic in mind, with warm wood cabinets and a deep green glass tile backsplash, replaced a kitchen that included dated bleached wood cabinets,” Showcase owner Don DiStasio, Jr. states. “The new kitchen fits seamlessly into the traditional style home, and we are extremely honored to have been chosen for this award.” This was Showcase Kitchen and Bath’s first time entering into the Crystal Cabinets contest. For more information or to view more images from the remodel, please visit or visit their showroom, which is located at 438 Broad Street in Bloomfield. They can also be reached by calling 973-743-8722.

Verona Interior Decorator Wins International Design Awards


ecorating Den Interiors decorator and owner, Valerie Ruddy, C.I.D., was honored with two prestigious design awards in the International Dream Room Design Competition, presented on May 10, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. Ruddy won first place in the Living Room Category with a classically styled living space she designed for a Montclair family, and a second place award in the Miscellaneous category with a study room designed for an Essex Fells home. Judging for the competition was done by journalists, columnists and editors who contribute to publications including Traditional Home, House Beautiful and Design NY. “Winning both first and second place in the design competition means a great deal to me. It gives a broad validation to the design work that I put my heart and soul into,” Ruddy states. “Still, it is each individual client’s appreciation of my work that means the most.” For more information on Decorating Den Interiors and Valerie Ruddy, C.I.D, or to schedule a design consultation, visit or call 973-239-3004. September 2013 11

Storm-Proofing Your Home


Tips from Local professionals

inter is coming, and with it the snow and cold that can cause roofs to buckle and heating bills to soar. In fact, as the past two Halloweens have shown, winter hazards can start as early as mid-autumn. To see what steps homeowners can take to protect themselves and their homes, Suburban Essex asked several local experts for their advice.

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According to Justin Shaw, founder of Trees Unlimited, the single most important thing homeowners can do to safeguard their property is to look up. He explains, “Homeowners generally concentrate on their home’s foundations or its curb appeal, but a healthy, well-maintained tree is more likely to survive a winter storm, as well as provide both aesthetic and economic value.” Before and after each of the past two October storms, Shaw fielded calls from panicked homeowners suddenly seeing their trees as potentially life-threatening hazards. He notes that while he always lets the client make the final decision, he never wants to cut down a tree unnecessarily. Saying, “I make my money off of my integrity,” he is often able to talk a client out of cutting down the tree in question. Obviously, there are some situations that truly call for deforestation. In general, though, Shaw finds that regular pruning, done by a reputable professional, is the best way to maintain a tree’s health. Like Shaw, Andrew Lastella is concerned with protecting trees during the winter. Lastella, a landscape architect with Sponzilli Landscape Group, recommends wrapping deciduous trees to protect them from the sun. Young, newly planted and thin-barked trees, including cherry, crabapple, linden and maple trees, are most susceptible to scald. Lastella explains, “When the winter sun meets the cold plant, a crack may form in the bark, which can damage the trunk.” Regarding water features, Lastella says, “Make sure that the water is drained from a decorative fountain and that the pump is brought inside so that it won’t get damaged from the cold. Bring in any fish from a koi pond unless the pond is at least four feet deep. And as for a pool, make sure that you let some of the water out before covering it. In this case, it’s probably best to go with a professional.”

WE’VE MOVED! In addition to one’s actual landscape, the equipment used to maintain it should also be “winterized.” Lastella recommends changing the oil and lubricant on lawnmowers, and scraping the dirt off of hand tools before applying a bit of oil. Snow-blowers should have their oil changed and sparkplugs checked.

homeowners [need] to make sure their GUTTerS are ThoroUGhLy cLeaneD and roofS inSpecTeD [to] withstand a dumping of snow.

he explains, “and should be completed by a licensed plumber and electrician who can also maintain and provide service for the unit.” Esdale stresses that generators must be properly sized for the correct load required to power the appliances and items you wish to operate during an outage. You also have to make sure that you have enough gas to your house, which can be determined by contacting your utility company. “You should not only have your contractor submit a load summary to the utility company to determine if you need an upgrade to your gas line, but your contractor should also submit all the necessary paperwork to the township for permits and zoning requirements. It can take between four and eight weeks, on average, for these steps,” Esdale says. Ensuring that you utilize a trained and licensed installer and allowing enough time for installation is key to streamlining the process and to guaranteeing the life of your generator. Additionally, according to Mike DeJoseph, of Bloomfield Cooling, Heating and Electric, performing regular maintenance on your stand-by generator is imperative in guaranteeing these units will function properly in the event of an emergency. “Maintenance, including two oil changes per year and allowing the units to self-test for twenty minutes weekly, is extremely important,” DeJoseph explains. “The test can be set up to run the same time each week. He recommends setting a time when you will be home, so you can see that the unit turns on.

Like Shaw and Lastella, Ed Carolan of Carolan Contractors believes in regular maintenance as the best protection against storm damage. For him, home maintenance begins on the outside. Carolan urges homeowners to make sure their gutters are thoroughly cleaned and roofs inspected to make sure that they can withstand a dumping of snow. He also reminds them that chimney flashing (the sheet metal at the intersection of the chimney and the roof ) and vent pipes should both be sealed, in order to prevent leaking. In addition to water damage, the other major winter problem is the low temperature. Carolan notes that all window and door trim should be sealed to keep out the cold air. “People should insulate their homes above the foundation line in order to reduce their heating costs.” reGULar prUninG, done by a Ed O’Hara of E & M O’Hara Elecreputable professional, is the best trical Contractors urges homeowners to make sure that their fire extinguishers and way to MainTain a Tree’S heaLTh. alarms work, changing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if necessary. These self-tests will not only ensure that the He also recommends checking all outdoor outlets: unit will run smoothly, but also helps to test the they should be in working order and protected from battery. “People don’t realize how important this the elements. step is in prolonging the life and effectiveness of the Homeowners with persistent ice dams may unit,” he says. s want to have de-icing cables installed. Ice dams RESOURCES occur along the eaves and gutters of inadequately insulated homes. When the ice melts, it leaks through air Group 800-545-1020 • the roof and onto ceilings and walls, causing major water damage. De-icing cables heat the roof edge, Bloomfield cooling, heating & electric 973-237-0505 • keeping it free of ice. Equally important in preparing for the colder carolan contractors 800-250-6677 • months and the power outages that often accompany winter storms is the proper installation of a generae & M o’hara tor. A process, which according to Bill Esdale, sales 973-685-6756 • manager at AirGroup, can take some time, and must Sponzilli Landscape Group be done “through the proper channels”. 973-244-1410 • “Having a stand-by generator installed, is a Trees Unlimited LLc much more involved process than people think,” 973-628-8733 • September 2013


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CALENDAR of EVENTS S E P T E M BE R 2 0 1 3 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 The Kootz Performs Join in for a healthy dose of rock n’ roll with fiber as The Kootz perform favorite hits! The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more information.

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Lee Arnold explores the nature of time and perception using a variety of media, including film, animation, video, photography, drawing, and sound. Runs thru Sept. 15. Noon-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 for more information.

Computer training is available to all woman at all levels. Classes scheduled for September are Intro to Word and Basic Excel. Linda & Rudy Slucker Center For Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 for dates and times.

Learn about Chiles and see over a dozen growing; from mild Banana Pepper to the hottest pepper in the world the Ghost Pepper. Noon. Freylinghuysen Arboretum Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7603 for more information.

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Celebrating the origins & popularity of Ragtime music, this exhibit will feature a variety of mechanical musical instruments, automata and period sheet music from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. Third Friday of each month at 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

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This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art. Runs thru Oct.20. Noon-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 for more information.

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Landscape & Lifestyle Rainbows Support Group

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A support group for children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood. Call 201-218-0719 for more information.

Dave Aragona and Vince Vivona delight your eyes with their spectacular show, “Nature From Two Perspectives.” Dave emphasizes the combination of subject and lighting while hiking the beautiful Morris County Parks. 9am. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908879-5463 for more information.

Native New Jersey Crafts Participants will become archaeologists as they uncover and analyze artifacts in an attempt to reconstruct aspects of NJ Indian Life and Culture. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Call 973-228-9776 for more information.

Lenape Living History Camp Take a trip back to the 1600s, learn the history of the NJ Native People, and participate in many native life skills such as fire by friction, rope and cordage making, and atlatl dart practice. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Call 973-228-9776 for more information.

Get Unplugged A variety of classic and nature themed board games can be rented such as chess and checkers, as well as games that feature plants and animals, such as Wildflower Bingo and Gardenopoly, 9am-4pm . The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7600 for more information.

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An Evening of Elegance: 200 Years of Costumes for Grand Occasions

Shakespeare Theatre Academy Youth and adult classes in a wide range of disciplines connected with classic theatre are available for enrollment. The Shakespeare Theatre Academy, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Call 973-845-6742 for more information.

Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. The special guest will be Joe Picolli. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

This exhibition celebrates the Museum’s exquisite collection of ball gowns, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, and special occasion dresses from the past two centuries. Runs through Oct. 27. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information. (continued on page 16)

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Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers Ebb and Flow will specifically explore the topics of food supply, settlement, transportation and industry. Ongoing exhibit, 10am-5pm. The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. Call 973596-8500 for more information.


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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Tour On the first Sunday of the month, meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. 2pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7600 for information.

Nano Exhibit “Abstracts and More” Exhibit

This interactive exhibit has been designed to engage family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

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Heinz Otto of Warren presents over forty original prints representing numerous abstracts and other creative subjects. Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Rd., Watchung. Call 908-753-0190 for more information.

Job Readiness Program & Career Quest Computer classes, resume-writing assistance, interview practice, employment referrals, job search stratagies and mentoring are provided throughout the process. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 for more information.

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From an ancient “wandering star” to a modern day celestial laboratory, Saturn tantalizes the eye, spirit and mind. Countless rings and dozens of moons harbor clues to the history of our solar system and help us understand our place in the universe. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-5966550 for more information.

China’s Religious Arts Multiple religious arts populate the diverse regions of China. Some traditions are Confucianism, Taoism and the Cult of Mao, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Women’s Workshops “Building Positive Relationships With Your Grown Children” Workshop. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Please call 973994-4994 for dates and times.

ADD COLOR TO YOUR LIFE! Judith O’Donnell Exhibit Travel with Judith O’Donnell as she presents over twenty of her original paintings depicting some of her favorite places in the United States and Europe. Noon-3pm. Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Rd., Watchung. Call 908-753-0190 for more information.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Tot Time An innovative program for parents/ caregivers and their children 11-23 months. Toddlers participate with their parent/caregiver in a multi-media setting, paints, play dough, crafts, cooking and other fine motor activities. 9:30-11am. The Early School at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for dates.

Scrabble and Chess Night Bring a friend or meet new opponents! 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Connect to your body and learn the basic belly dance movements with Francesca every Monday and Wednesday. 7:45-8:45pm. YogaDesha, 25, Watchung Plaza, Montclair. Call 973493-7487 for more information.

Baby Time The program for the children includes Signing Fingers, music, story time, crafts, and play time. The goal is to prepare parents to feel competent in the awesome role of raising caring and successful children. 10:3011:15am Mondays. The Early School at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973994-2290 for more information.

Gentle Chair Yoga Studies have shown that gentle yoga and meditation may result in short term increase in dopamine levels, visible reduction in tremor, improvement in steadiness of gait, mobility, flexibility and quality of life, alleviation of depression.11:30am-12:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.


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Verona Historical Society is proud to host Rich Kennedy and debut his book on the Essex County Sanatorium—at Hilltop in Verona. Mr. Kennedy will present on the history of the institution before its demolition. 7:30pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-1968 for information.


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Senior Citizen Picnic BBQ Food, entertainment, dancing, DJ, games, prizes & more. Transportation available.11:30am-2:30pm. Ginny Duenkel Pool, 60 1/2 Cherry St., West Orange. Call 973-3254105 for more information.

Parlez-vous Français? Learn to speak French or brush up on conversational skills in a small group setting with personalized instruction and native-speaking, professional teachers. Call for dates and times. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843for more information.

KinderQuest Enrichment Program Featuring Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with special guest Beth Hart. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, Call 201-227-1030 for more information.

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Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computing skills. Stop by the Reference Desk or call. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Call 973376-4930 for more information.

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Now registering for private, semiprivate and small adult classes. Beginner to advanced levels. Effective, conversational approach. Daytime & evening hours. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843 for more information.

Extreme Planets Experience a fantastic journey to extreme planets beyond our own Solar System. Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Musseum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Centenary Stage is holding auditions for the roles of Sidney Bruhl, Myra Bruhl, Clifford Anderson, Helga Den Torp and Porter Milgrim for their production of “Deathtrap”, a murder mystery play written by Ira Levin. Both equity and non-equity performers will be considered. 10:30am-7:30pm with lunch at 12:45. Performances will begin October 4-20. For more information, please call 908-9790900 x8 or email

An enrichment program at the Primary Centers for the other half of a kindergartener’s day offered by The Connection in partnership with Summit Board of Ed. The curriculum, written by the Board of Ed. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-2734242 for more information.

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class Meets weekly. 11:30am-12:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-273-5550.

Teen Open Mic Night A night to share your music and poetry talent! All invited. 7pm. West Orange Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. Call 973-7360198 for more information.

Calling all Jazz Fans Professor Robert Gold introduces music by some of the great jazz singers and players. Enjoy the songs of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and many more and participate in a lively discussion. 7:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973744-0500 for more information.


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The New Moon gives us energy to heal at all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. It is also a time to plant new seeds for growth and prosperity. (New Students: mention Suburban Essex to receive 20% off when you register in person. 6:30-8:45pm. Aquarian Yoga Center, 641 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Call 908-884-4984 for more information.

¿Habla Español? Now registering for Conversational Spanish classes for adults. BeginnerIntermediate level classes. Daytime & evening hours. Learn to speak or progress to a higher level. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973228-1843 for more information.

Adult Scrabble Night If you enjoy Scrabble, this is for you! Prizes for 1st & 2nd place scores. No registration required. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. Call 973-667-0405 for more information.

Miguel Gómez and Jesús Desangles are masters of their medium and masters of the craft of the “poetry of paint” with which they unveil and pay homage to Dominican culture. Noon-5pm. Prospect Street Firestation Gallery, 56 Prospect St., Newark. Call 973-5895525 for more information.

Night Moves Experience the zoo in a different light! Learn all about what animals do at night on this unique guided tour. Bring a flashlight. 7:30-10pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-731-5800.

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Essex Water Color Club Exhibit The Essex Water Color Club, now entering its 82nd year, is hosting its Fall exhibit of members’ watercolor paintings. Runs thru Sept 30. The reception and awards presentation will be held from 2-4pm on Sunday, September 15th. Morris County Library, 30, East Hanover Ave., Whippany. Call 973285-6930 for more information.

Women to Women Networking Breakfast Educate the business women of your community, show your expertise by becoming a guest presenter. W2W meets for breakfast the first Friday of each month. 8-10am . Marriot Courtyard, 8 Rooney Circle, West Orange. Call 973-715-2290 for more information.

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Iain Matthews, of Fairport Convention, performs with special guests The Lords of Liechtenstein!, 8pm Outpost In The Burbs, Fletcher Hall, 67 Church St., Montclair. Call 973744-6560 for more information.

Marcus is Walking Performance Marcus Is Walking, by Joan Ackermann will be presented as a directors’ showcase, utilizing the talents of many directors. 2-4pm. Thru Sept. 8. Burgdorf Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, Call 800-838-3006 for tickets. Service Is Essential For Emergency Equipment — We service; Generac, Honeywell, Siemens, Carrrier & Eaton Generators (All sizes up to 150kw) Only natural gas & propane whole house generators.

Frank Vignola & Vinnie Raniolo at the Minstrel Harpeth Rising opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973335-9489 for more information.



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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Friends of the Great Swamp Fall Festival Buzz on over & celebrate pollinators at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Join the fun! River seining, archery, refuge heavy equipment, nature crafts & activities for kids-all day. 10am. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information.

Monarch Festival Take a guided ‘Bug Safari,’ and venture through the butterfly garden. Meet live monarchs, from egg to adult, as well as the many other creatures that depend on milkweed. Feel the thrill of witnessing the tagging and exciting release of live monarch butterflies. Noon-4pm. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Ave., Boonton. Call 973334-3130 for more information.

Techno Contras at Swingin’ Tern! Special dance tonight - contras with a techno beat under black light! Dan Black is the caller and the band is Phase X. This Saturday night dance series is run by the Folk Project. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Call 973-295-6864 for more information.

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Featuring WCBS FM Radio DJ, “Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi, with a special performance by International Italian Tenor, Micheal Castaldo. A spectacular evening of 70’s music. 6:30-10:30pm. Diamond Spring Beach Club and Restaurant, 35 Evergreen Ave., Nutley. 973-661-3020.

Led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin every Saturday morning before services. Medieval and modern commentaries are used in traditional weekly study of the Torah portion reading the text. 9-9:45am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Paula Cole Performs Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter best known for her hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait” performs. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 for more information.

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Enjoy the sounds of Tycoon Dog as they perform in the zoo’s amphitheater. Noon-3pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-731-5800 for more information.

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Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

There is nothing better than spending quality time in the Kings kitchen making tasty and fun snacks. Menu highlights include Grandpa’s Burgers; “Grand” Crackers Ice Box Cake; I Love You Parfait; Grandma’s Punch and Grandparents’ Treasures. Ages 5-9. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

Wildlife of Our National Refuges: From zero to 6,000 miles and back! 1:30pm. A fascinating photo slide presentation. Friends of the Great Swamp, Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information.

Watercolor Painting Demonstration by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan lives near the Adirondacks and says, “The Adirondacks are unsurpassed for artistic inspiration, particularly the lakes, the rivers, the atmospheric effects of light, fog, rain, and mist, or a snowy landscape. 2-4pm. Livingston Community Center, 204, Hillside Ave., Livingston. Call 973994-1597 for more information.

1920s Country Fair This recreated 1920s Country Fair has farm animals, wagon rides, music, exhibits, old-fashioned games, antique car rides, food vendors, sheep dog herding, and much more! Noon-5pm. Fosterfields, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. Call 973-326-7645 for more information.

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“Evil Time” Reading in The Loft Midtown Direct Rep presents a Theatre in the Loft Reading of “Evil Time,” the story of Ray, a clean-cut Christian who begins an internship in an office that has more to it than it originally seems, by David Johnston. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. For more information or tickets, visit

Gaelen Gallery East-Beth Burstein “The Legacy: A Daughter’s Experience of the Holocaust” photographs exhibit. Through Oct. 27. Arts Lobby-Barbara O’Neill, abstract paintings. 11am1pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-5303915 for more information.

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This interactive workshop will discuss dos and don’ts for making the dating scene experience comfortable, successful, and enjoyable. Tips for online dating, positive strategies for group socials, and maximizing the opportunities available. 7:309:30pm. Hat Tavern at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570, Springfield Ave., Summit. Call 908-273-3000 for more information.

Kootz Performs Join in for a healthy dose of rock n’ roll with fiber as the Kootz perform your favorite hits! Concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636. For more information.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 French, Italian, Spanish for Children Now registering for the fall session. Weekday and Saturday classes available. Age-appropriate curriculum, materials and approach. Certified teachers. For children age 4 and older. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843 for more information.

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Banyan School Open House Banyan Elementary School is a private, non-profit, state-approved school for students who learn differently. Now in their 20th year their primary focus is the development and reinforcement of reading, language and communication skills. 8:30-9am. Banyan Elementary School, 12 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield. Call 973-4391919 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Early Childhood Programs This program is a child’s first formal learning experience involving progressive development in which each level has its own age-specific program and goals. 9am. Toddlers-age 5. The Early School at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for more information.

Summer Yoga Series

Instruction by Jennifer HondruCelestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes open to students at all levels. Mondays throughout Sept. 9:30-10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for more information.

Reiki Healing Circle in the Salt Room Reiki reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, increases and balances energy, promotes healthy sleep, calmness and serenity. Includes guided meditation, an introduction to Reiki, chair treatments, and salt therapy. 7pm. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Basking Ridge. Call 908-6650333 for more information.

Greenwood Gardens’ Summer Yoga series enters its final weeks. Simply bring a towel and a mat. All levels welcome. 9:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 for more information.

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Navigating Care After Cancer Treatment Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. 6:30pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3915 for more information.


Garden Discoveries: Flowers for Fall Classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. 1pm -2pm . Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-7444752 for more information.

West Essex Art Association Meeting Featuring a demonstration by NJ collage artist, Carmel Bongiovanni. Carmel will demonstrate how she colors the papers she uses to make her distinctive collages. 7:30-9:30pm. Crane’s Mill, 459, Passaic Ave. West Caldwell. Call 973-498-0046 for more information.

“Life After Peak Energy” Discussion The Sierra Club Loantaka Group presents Eric Hausker discussing Life After Peak Energy. By the end of this century, perhaps much sooner, energy throughout the world will be more expensive. 7:30-9:30pm. The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. Call 908-233-2414 for more information.

Extreme Planets Journey Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Tai Chi in Van Vleck Gardens Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health. With instructor Miriam Moran Shankman. 9:30-10:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. Call 973744-4752 for more information.

Powerful You! This networking group is designed for all women to create lasting business and personal relationships and assist women in business and in life. You do not need to be a business owner to attend the meetings. Noon-2pm. Enzzo’s Trattoria, 514, Millburn Ave., Short Hills. Call 973-379-7111 for information.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Loudon Wainwright III Performs Wainwright appears in support of his 2012 release, “Older Than My Old Man Now”, which made NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year list. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Visit for tickets.

Family Science Night Learn how chemical reactions create erupting geysers! For ages 5 to 9. Pre-registration is required. 6pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for information.

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A program of The Connection, Pathways offers this group for women diagnosed at any age and any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared in a welcoming, supportive environment. 6pm -7:15PM. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Call 908-2734242 for more information.

Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum featuring the Appalachia-gone-AfroBrazilan band Matuto. Bring a blanket/chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music. Picnicking welcome. 6-8pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 for more information.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 “Take Me to the King” Comedian David Mann opens for his wife, acclaimed gospel singer Tamela Mann. Tamela and David Mann co-starred in the hit TBS series Meet the Browns. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 1-888-4665722 for more information.

Open Stage At The Minstrel Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for more information.

Former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder originated and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit - the iconic, “Hotel California,” and his lyrical, signature guitar work is heard on legendary songs like “Life in the Fast Lane”. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information. (continued on page 26)

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Monthly Inspiration Networking Breakfast You will find direction in your life, improve your business, and learn from other’s lifejourney stories. Come with your goals, dreams, obstacles and inhibitions. This interactive, hands-on event leaves you energized and inspired. 8-10am. Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. Call 973-498-0046 for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 The American Health and Wellness Fair This is a free public event that brings together more than 150 health and wellness providers in the areas of traditional medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, message therapy, energy healing, chiropractic, yoga and much more. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Broad St. at Bellevue Ave., Bloomfield. Call 973-256-2094 for more information.


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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

“Home on the Range” An introductory horseback riding at Lord Stirling Stable is an ideal opportunity to try Western-style horseback riding for the first time or to get “back in the saddle” after an extended hiatus from the sport. Riders must be at least 9 years old. 10am-10am. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Call 908 766-5955 for more information.

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Family Fun Day Join the Museum for lots of family fun and craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended. 1pm-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 for more information.

Whole Foods Market will provide a delicious, build-your-own salad-bar for all participating kids and grownups. Volunteer activities include, harvesting pumpkins and/or potatoes, churning cream into butter, painting the chicken coop and more. 10am. Fosterfields, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. Call 973-631-5343 for more information.

Calling all runners, joggers and walkers! The Junior League of Montclair-Newark. Inc. (JLMN) will host the 3rd annual JLMN Run 4 Children at Risk in Montclair. This fun event offers a range of healthy, outdoor activities for the event. 10am-1pm. Woodman Field, 10, Essex Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-2499 for more information.

North Jersey Corvette Club Open Car Show There will be trophies, a DJ and a food vendor. The show will be sponsored by the Tilton Automotive Group. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Hope. 9am-4pm. Singer-Kearfott parking lot, 1150, McBride Ave., Little Falls. Call 973-731-8310 for more information.

North Mississippi Allstars Perform North Mississippi Allstars have earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-313278 for more information.

Celebratin� Our 20th... Autumn Open House at Willowwood The coming of fall always brings a new palette of colors to Willowwood’s meadows and gardens. The Arboretum’s Horticulture Staff will host an “Open House”. Noon-4pm. Willowwood Aboretum, 14 Longview Rd., Far Hills. Call 908-2341815 for more information.

Friends of the Great Swamp Volunteer Orientation Discover the many volunteer opportunities at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. There is something for just about everybody. Learn about what the Great Swamp provides for wildlife and visitors. 1:30pm. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-4259510 for more information.

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Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball The works of Willard Mullin, the sports cartoonist of the 20th Century, will be displayed and discussed by Hal Bock and Mike Powers, authors of the exquisite new book, “Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-72.” 3-4:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. Call 973655-2378 for more information.


461 ROUTE 46 W FAIRFIELD 973.808.1267


Sustainable Yard Care with Native Plants Horticultural expert Michael Wilson will discuss ways to maintain a suburban yard in a sustainable fashion. His talk will cover sustainable garden design, preparation and maintenance, including fall clean up. 10am. Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7603 for more information.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Pen to Prose Writers’ Group This group was formed to read works-in-progress, critique works, give and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public. 4:30pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. Call 973-667-0405 for more information.

“Lost Bloomfield” Lecture Rich Rockwell will present an illustrated lecture on Victorian Bloomfield. Explore the Bloomfield that used to be, when factory and store owners lived in stately homes on the Green and on Belleville Avenue. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. Call 973-744-5916 for more information.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Steeped in the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, Sharon Jones and the DapKings electrify music fans and critics alike with their explosive live shows and heartfelt music that returns soul music to its traditional ’60s roots. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information. (continued on page 48)

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IN THE MARKETPLACE By Deborah Schapiro, photos by Dan Epstein

Susanne N. A lthough the women’s clothing boutique Susanne N. has been on Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair for just two years, its roots in town go back nearly four decades. Susanne N., owned by fashion industry veteran Susanne Neckermann, is the latest incarnation of Alex, a Valley Road institution for decades. Neckermann, who had earlier served as vice- president at Escada and president of Feraud, bought Alex while she was vice- president for wholesale at German label Trixi Schober. She explains, “Every time I did a Trixi Schober trunk show for Sally, the previous owner, she would ask me to buy the store from her. Finally, I decided to take her up on her offer.” Neckermann bought Alex in 2009, calling it Alex II. After a major fire, she decided to relocate and rename the shop.

Fashion With a Point of View


Susanne Neckermann

“Our trunk shows feel like a

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big party.”

Susanne N. opened around the corner from its original location in October 2011. According to Neckermann, “Our merchandise has a definite design point of view; we are not run-of-the-mill fashion.” She sees her boutique as attracting two different types of women: “My typical customer is looking for clothing she can both work and play in. We also have customers who might not work in an office and are looking for a more casual style.” Whatever the client’s lifestyle, she will be sure to find something she loves. Susanne N. carries a variety of brands, from

Blumarine (mostly cocktail dresses) to Johnstons of Elgin (fine Scottish cashmere). There is also a large selection of Lafayette 148, which includes dressy, career and casual wear. Neckermann is particularly excited about a recent addition: “Missoni and M Missoni will be new collections for us; we have beautiful knits in really pretty colors.” Susanne N. also carries accessories to go with all that fabulous clothing. There is jewelry by Alexis Bittar, as well as a selection of Piero Guidi handbags. Enthuses Neckermann, “These are fabulous bags with a super-interesting print, with a 100-year history in the same materials as Louis Vuitton.” The store does regular jewelry and accessory trunk shows, as well as its traditional clothing trunk shows. Trunk shows are a regular occurrence at Susanne N. Neckermann explains, “The companies we buy our merchandise from

lend us samples of their entire collection for two days—not just the pieces we sell in the store. Customers come in, and with the help of my team—especially Pat, without whom the store wouldn’t work—we put together outfits that they love in styles and sizes that we may not actually carry in the store. Most showrooms send us at least 100 samples, so customers can choose from a much broader assortment than if they just walked in. It’s a great opportunity and a lot of fun; our trunk shows feel like a big party.” Unlike some boutiques that try to appeal to both women and their daughters, Susanne N. is strictly adults-only. Neckermann says, “We are not a kids’ boutique; we search out diverse clothing that looks great on women and fits them really well.”  Susanne N. 193 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 973-746-4800 •

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FABULOUS FALL Alex & Ani 2013 – Fabulous new styles for fall and holiday. Check out our fantastic “Shop in Shop” at the Upper Montclair store.

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PAUL GREEN IS BACK! Featuring luggage leather booty with stacked wood heel and a suede riding boot with buckle.

Piazza Della Sole

620 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-9243



September 2013

MESH INTO FALL… Intertwined bracelets with magnetic closure. Available in six colorways. Suggested retail: $22.

Smith & Company

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1167

CLASSIC ELEGANCE A classic pendant with a slight Asian feel, this design by Mar of Santa Barbara is very easy to wear with everything! The 1" square pendant is handcrafted using brushed sterling silver, 23K goldleaf, slate and a freshwater pearl. It comes with an 18" sterling silver snake chain.

CBL Fine Art

459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-736-7776

JUST HORSING AROUND Find a great selection of raingear from Hatley USA.

Little Shoebox

602 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-3007

Nanina’s In The Park

Vote for Us! • 540 Mill Street, Belleville, NJ 07109 • 973-751-1230 • September 2013 31

Best of Essex 2013 NomiNEEs Here’s the final ballot for the Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards 2013


e are proud to announce our 5th annual Best of Essex Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year more than 18,000 of our readers cast votes for their favorites. This year we are looking for more—we’ve added more categories giving you more choices. You can vote for your top three favorites in each category—with each category receiving a Gold, Silver and Bronze Award in 2013. Also new this year, voting will take place on our digital title, Voting will start on July 1st and continue through September 16th. Vote in as many categories as you like, but please, only one vote per business and valid email address. Multiple votes for the same business from the same email address will be disqualified as will votes from emails that are not your own. Cast your vote and help support your favorite local businesses by voting at

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VOTING ENDS SEPTEMBER 16 Food and restaurants Bagels Bagel Box – West Orange Bagel Boy Bagel Chateau – Maplewood Bagel Chateau – Millburn Bagels-4-U – Short Hills Bagelwich Bagel Bakery- Verona Beyond the Bagel Bloomfield’s Best Bagel Four J’s Bagels of Fairfield Hot Bagels Abroad – Bloomfield Hot Bagels Abroad – Montclair Hot Bagels Abroad – South Orange Hot Bagels-N-More – Verona Livingston Bagel and Deli Manhattan Bagel – Fairfield Manhattan Bagel – Roseland Manhattan Bagel – West Caldwell Nosh Pit Sam’s Bagel & Deli Sonny’s Bagels Sunrise Bagels Super Duper Bagels

Bakery The Able Baker Aromi di Napoli Bella’s Bakery Cait & Abby’s Daily Bread Calandra’s Bakery DiPaolo Bakery of Verona Gencarelli’s Bakery Gina’s Bakery Marlboro Bakery Montclair Bread Co. Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli Petit Paris Supreme Bakery Vitiello’s Bakery & Cake Shop

Boutique desserts Cupcakes by Carousel Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes Le Baker’s Dozen Bake Shoppe Pink Frosting Bakery Splurge Bakery The Little Daisy Bake Shop (continued on page 34)

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Banquet Facility

(formerly Alex II)

get dressed Exciting fall fashions arriving at susanne n. including: Blumarine Ted Baker Basler Marccain Piero Guidi Tricot Chic Stizzoli Knits Schumacher

Trixi Schober Wolford hosiery

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4Sixty6 The Appian Way The Chandelier Crystal Plaza Fairfield Manor’s Velvet Lounge The Grove Highlawn Pavilion Il Tulipano The LOFT The Manor Mayfair Farms Nanina’s in the Park Pleasantdale Chateau Richfield Regency The Wilshire Grand Hotel Westminster Hotel

BarBeque Dinosaur BBQ Hog Wild BBQ Co. The Pit BBQ Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar The Wood Pit BBQ


We are excited to present these new collections in our mix:

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12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub The Blue Plate Special Bluestone Coffee Company Chestnut Café & Eatery Cloverleaf Tavern Honey’s Kitchen Jack’s Café Le Saluben Café Market The Laurel The Manor McLoone’s Boathouse Moonshine Modern Supper Club Plum on Park Raymond’s

Red Eye Cafe Sweet Basil’s Café Toast Uncle Moustache Uptown 596 Verjus Restaurant

Burgers 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar 25 Burgers – Fairfield Argyle Marketplace Avenue Bistro Pub Clevelands Tap Room Cloverleaf Tavern Egan & Sons Elevation Burger Escape Five Guys Burgers and Fries Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley Gaffers Pub Garage Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant The Grasshopper Hog Wild BBQ Co. The Landmark The Laurel Le Saluben Café Market Moonshine Modern Supper Club Neko’s Tavern Next Door Raymond’s Smashburger – Montclair St. James’s Gate Publick House Stony’s SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar Sweet Basil’s Cafe Tierney’s Tavern Verona Inn Village Burger

candy/chocolate store Ain’t We Sweet The Boston Ice Cream Company Bromilow’s Home Made Chocolates

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UNION 1350 Galloping Hill Road at Five Points (908) 687-4437

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The Chocolate Path – online Maplewood Stationers Nellie and Bean No. 165 Sweet Home Montclair

caterers Argyle Marketplace Crystal Plaza CulinAriane Custodi Caterers Eight Hills Caterer Events by Joni Fairchilds Market Frank Anthony’s Frank’s Deli and Catering Hog Wild BBQ Jack’s Café Kate’s Kreations Moonshine Modern Supper Club Nana’s Deli & Restaurant Nauna’s Bella Casa Pleasantdale Chateau Sweet Basil’s Cafe Tia’s Food of Love Two Men and an Appetite

chinese restaurant 88 Café Asian Delite Baumgart’s Cafe

Bill and Harry’s Chinese Cuisine – Multiple Chef Wong II Chengdu 1 China Gourmet Healthy Food Asian Cuisine Hong Kong Chinese Kitchen Hunan House Jade Lake Gourmet Man Hing Chinese Restaurant Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine New Jin Lin New Kitchen Chinese Restaurant New Man Hing Oriental Kitchen Panda House T.S. Ma Veggie Heaven Wah Chung Chinese Restaurant Woxx

deli Alan’s Avenue Delicatessen Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Argyle Marketplace Belgiovine Delicatessen Calandra’s Italian Market Crane’s Delicatessen & Cheese Shoppe The Deli Guy Eppes Essen Fairchilds Market Frank Anthony’s

Il Giacalone’s Deli Irving’s Delicatessen Jackie’s Grillette Just Sandwiches Kate’s Kreations Lakeside Delicatessen Livingston Bagel & Deli Maplewood Deli & Grille Marra’s Italian Deli Marzullo’s Restaurant and Cafe Millburn Delicatessen Nana’s Deli & Restaurant Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli Oscar’s Deli & Restaurant Petracco’s Rosario’s Italian Market Sandwich Theory Town Hall Delicatessen Watchung Delicatessen

diner Americana Diner Caldwell Diner Eagle Rock Diner & Restaurant Honey’s Kitchen Le Saluben Café Market Livingston Diner Maple Leaf Diner Millburn Diner Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant Nevada Diner

Nutley Diner Park Wood Diner Pilgrim Diner Restaurant Ritz Diner State Street Grill Tops Diner Verona Diner Versailles Restaurant Diner

ice cream/Frozen yogurt Applegate Farm The Boston Ice Cream Company Cold Stone – Upper Montclair D’Lites Gelotti’s Gigio’s Gelateria Creperia & Cafferteria Haagen Dazs- Livingston Kohr’s Frozen Custard, Inc. Let’s Yo! Love & Yogurt Mark and Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream Red Mango – Multiple Rita’s Italian Ice – Livingston Strawberry Fields Swede’s Frozen Yogurt The Towne Scoop Twist Frozen Yogurt Village Ice Cream Parlour Yo Fresh Yo-Lish Frozen Yogurt (continued on page 36)

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Acappello Ristorante Ah’ Pizz Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria Bar Cara Basilico Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante Bella Napoli Bellissimo’s Calabria Restaurant Casa Fillippo Cielo Restaurant Corso 98 Trattoria Cucina Calandra Divina Ristorante Due Amici Ristorante Fascino Forte Pizzeria & Ristorante Frank Anthony’s Fresco Gennaro’s Cucina IL Vecchio Café Il Vicolo Ristorante Leone’s Libretti’s Restaurant Luce Luna Café & Ristorante LuNello Miele’s Nauna’s Bella Casa Osteria Giotto Palazzo Panevino Ristorante Peter’s of Millburn Queen Margherita Trattoria Ralph’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Rezza Russillo Restaurant & Pizzeria Salute Brick Oven Bistro Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Terrazza Toscania Trattoria Village Trattoria

liquor/Wine store Amanti Vino Angelbeck’s Wine Buy Rite Liquors – Cedar Grove Fairchilds Market Liquor Locker – Bloomfield Nutley Wine Shop Shop Rite Liquors of Caldwell Town House Liquors & Wine UnWined Boutique Wine Legend

mexican restaurant

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September 2013

Cactus Charly Casa Piquin Hola Cantina Los Tapatios Pepper Mexican Grill Senorita’s Mexican Grill Tanqueria Authentica Tinga Taqueria Toro Loco

neW restaurant 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Bellissimo’s Dough Artisan Pizzeria Escape Fricassee French Bistro Fresco Gennaro’s Cucina Kate’s Kreations Le Saluben Café Market The Laurel Meal Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-Lounge Red Eye Café Red’s Dips & Flips Rezza Sam Mickail’s CUT Steak House Sefarat Kebob House Sweet Basil’s Café Tierney’s Copperhouse Uncle Moustache

other ethnic restaurant Bangkok Kitchen Brick Lane Curry House Costanera Restaurant Cuban Pete’s Four Seasons Kebab House Fricassee French Bistro Greek Taverna Khun Thai Restaurant Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant Lithos Estiatorio Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant Samba Sefarat Kebob House Spice II Thai Cuisine Stamna Greek Taverna THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Wild Ginger

outdoor dining 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Above Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub Bar Cara Cielo Restaurant Cloverleaf Tavern Cuban Pete’s CulinAriane Egan & Sons – Montclair Frank Anthony’s Fresco Fricassee French Bistro Highlawn Pavilion Hog Wild BBQ Co. Il Vecchio Café The Manor McLoone’s Boathouse Moonshine Modern Supper Club Panevino Ristorante Raymond’s Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Terrazza THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Verona Inn

THE MOVEMENT PLACE Pizza 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Ah’ Pizz Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria Calabria Restaurant Calandra’s Bakery Cammarata’s Pizza Pantry Enzo Pizzeria and Restaurant Esposito’s Pizza & Deli Forte Pizzeria & Ristorante Fortissimo Restaurant Frank Anthony’s Frank’s Pizza and Restaurant Gennaro’s Cucina Guiseppe’s Pizza La Pizza Pizzeria & Restaurant La Strada Nuova The Landmark Leone’s Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant Mancini’s Coal Oven Pizza Master Pizza Michael’s Pastaria Moonshine Modern Supper Club Mr. Dino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Nauna’s Bella Casa Pie~Zon Pizza Café Pizetta Pizzeta Enoteca Ralph’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Roman Gourmet Russillo Ristorante & Pizzeria Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza Salugo Bistro Salute Brick Oven Bistro Star Tavern Starlite Restaurant & Pizza Tony D’s Villa Victoria Pizzeria Village Trattoria

restaurant–Full service 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Above Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub Bar Cara Bellissimo’s Cielo Restaurant Cloverleaf Tavern Coda Kitchen & Bar Egan & Sons Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant Halcyon Brasserie Highlawn Pavilion Lithos Estiatorio LuNello Moonshine Modern Supper Club Nero’s Grille Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-Lounge Rare the Steakhouse Strip House Terrazza The Manor Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Verjus Restaurant Verona Inn

restaurant–Byo Acappello Ristorante Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Aozora Basilico Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante Bistro 18 Blu The Blue Plate Special Casa Fillippo Corso 98 Trattoria Cuban Pete’s CulinAriane Divina Ristorante Escape Fascino Fin Rawbar and Kitchen Frank Anthony’s Fricassee French Bistro Giorgio’s Hog Wild BBQ Co. Kate’s Kreations Le Saluben Café Market Luce Restaurant Luna Café & Ristorante Nauna’s Bella Casa Osteria Giotto Palazzo Peter’s of Millburn Red Eye Cafe Restaurant Lorena Russillo Restaurant & Pizzeria Salute Brick Oven Bistro Samba Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Sweet Basil’s Café THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Toscania Trattoria

romantic restaurant 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Corso 98 Trattoria CulinAriane Divina Ristorante Fascino Halcyon Brasserie Highlawn Pavilion Le Saluben Café Market Luna Café & Ristorante LuNello The Manor Moonshine Modern Supper Club Restaurant Lorena Samba Strip House

seaFood selection 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Blu Caldwell Seafood Costanera Restaurant Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen Freeman’s Fish Market Halcyon Brasserie PF Market Sweet Basil’s Café Terrazza

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sPorts Bar Bunny’s Sports Bar Cleveland’s Tap Room Cloverleaf Tavern Egan & Sons Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley The Game The Grasshopper Just Jake’s Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant – Fairfield Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant – Caldwell Neko’s Tavern O’Neil’s Restaurant & Pub The Pour House Pub & Grub Shillelagh Club SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar Tierney’s Tavern Verona Inn

steak 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Bloomfield Steak and Seafood House Cloverleaf Tavern Costanera Restaurant Franklin Steakhouse & Tavern– Nutley The Franklin Steakhouse & Tavern– Fairfield Fricassee French Bistro J & K Steakhouse Jim Johnson’s Meal Moonshine Modern Supper Club Nero’s Grille Rare The Steakhouse Sam Mickail’s CUT Steakhouse Strip House

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Sushi Café Sushi Hana SUSHILaCo Toro Sushi Umi Sushi Yoshi Sono Japanese Restaurant Zen Japanese Cuisine

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children’s & BaBy clothing Baby’s Perfect Gift Denim & Daisies Children’s Boutique LikeWear Little One & Co. Over the Moon Precious Cargo Runway

children’s shoes Futter’s Shoes J.T. Murdoch Jay’s Shoe Box Little Shoebox

teen & tWeen clothing Gotham Hip Chic JC’s Closet Kids at Heart My Daughter’s Closet

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Florists Accents with Flowers Anderson’s Flowers, Inc Caldwell Flowerland Camille’s Floral Boutique Clores Flowers & Gifts Coqui Design Crest Florist Eloise’s Garden Emerald Garden Design Jerry Rose Floral + Event Design Linda’s Florist Lotus Petals Floral Design Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange Michael’s Florist & Greenhouses Millburn Florist A Personal Touch Florist

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hardWare American Royal Hardware Buncher’s True Value Hardware Karig’s Hardware Inc. Main Street Hardware Major Hardware Supply Orange Valley Hardware & Building Supply Saunders Hardware Schneider Hardware South End Paint and Hardware

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Tea and Burger–Celebrating the 1990s

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New Jersey Artist Carl Burger’s work hangs on permanent display at the Morris Museum. Hear Carl talk about some of his works from the 1990s. 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

Elegant Make Ahead Hors d’oeuvres Cooking Class

Andrew Dice Clay is proud to be America’s most controversial and outrageous comic of all time! It’s that persona that has made Clay “The Undisputed “Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Call 201-2271030 for more information.

Jewish Learning Program The Jewish Learning Program, grades K-12, is dedicated to working jointly with families to teach all children the skills, knowledge and values they will need to be life-long learners. 4pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973994-2290 for more information.

Get ready early with some great easy hors d’oeuvre for the upcoming holiday entertaining season. Menu highlights cheddar biscuits with baked ham and green tomato chutney; roquefort and hazelnut napoleons; roasted pepper and caper crostini; spicy cheese straws and smoked salmon and avocado dip with pita chips. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-2584009 for more information.

Do you like to eat as much as you like to garden? Want to learn more about new and different varieties of eggplants and their relatives? 7-8:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Call 973-326-7603 for more information.

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Learn where pain comes from, how to avoid it and how it affects productivity as well as everyday solutions including surgery, drugs, medical equipment and more. 9-11am. Red Cross of Fairfield, 209 Fairfield Road, Fairfield. Call 973-226-5500 to register or for more information.

Enjoy an evening of Mexican tapas, Tequila education and tasting and a Patron cocktail station where they will be mixing up inspired drinks. All set to live Spanish guitar music. 7-9pm. Senorita’s Mexican Grill, 285 Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield. Call 973743-0099 for more information.

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Whether it’s cabinet sales or a full remodel, ASPEN can help. Extreme Planets A fantastic journey to extreme planets beyond our own Solar System. Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Musseum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Preparing For Emergencies The non-profit organization New Jersey Hope & Healing will hold a special presentation on preparing for emergencies such as natural disasters. This informational session is of special interest given the devastating consequences of Hurricane Sandy last fall. 11:30am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more information.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Friends of the Great Swamp Refuge Readers

Slight Imperfection Performs

Help with kitchen, garden, or handwork projects that are from the time period. 3-4:30pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908-879-5463 for more information.

Full Moon Ceremony & Healing Gong Celebrate the Full Moon, an extremely auspicious day for spiritual practices. The Moon exerts much influence on the psychic activity of humans. (New students: mention Suburban Essex to receive a 20% discount). 6:30-8:45pm. Aquarian Yoga Center, 641 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Call 908-884-4984 for more information.

People Responsible for Elderly Persons (PREP) PREP provides opportunities to: Meet others with similar concerns, share common problems and solutions, find available community resources, earn effective problem-solving and coping skills. 7-9pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.

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Slight Imperfection is Odarka and Redentor, a singer/ song-writing duo blending musical genre of traditional Celtic, folk, rock and roll and all in between. 7pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Call 973-6697385 for more information.

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Monthly book discussion group. This month join us for a discussion of “Two Coots in a Canoe”, by Dave Morine. Two buddies who hadn’t seen each other for 20 years venture on a 400 mile canoe trip on the Connecticut River. 2pm. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 73-425-9510 for more information.

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VOTE FOR US! Art League of the Chathams 25th Anniversary Celebration This 25th Anniversary Celebration will include art show, wine tasting, food, music and gift basket raffle (tricky tray). Benefits support community art events and scholarship fund. 6pm-9pm. Chatham Township Municipal Bldg., 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. Call 973-214-1891for more information.

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Dinner in the Sukkah In celebration of the Sukkot holiday, Temple B’nai Abraham will hold Dinner in the Sukkah sponsored by the TBA Social Action Committee and Sisterhood. Celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with a special organic meal. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973994-2290. (continued on page 50)


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“Migratory Marks” is a group exhibition showcasing recent innovations in contemporary drawing practices with site-specific wall drawings and installations. Featuring “Joan Pamboukes: Felix and the Meteor” and “Carol Salmanson: Light Lines”. 6-8pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68, Elm St., Summit. Call 908-273-9121 for more information.

Celebrate some of the history of Newark’s Forest Hill neighborhood and the 100th anniversary of the Newark Christian Fellowship building (formerly Forest Hill Presbyterian Church) with an illustrated lecture by Prof. Mark Newell of Ramapo College. 7:45pm. Newark Christian Fellowship, 101 Heller Pkwy., Newark. Call 973- 4826464 for more information.

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The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will host a free public screening of the documentary film “A Place at the Table”, the first public showing in Essex County. 7pm. United Presbyterian Church of West Orange. 20 Old Indian Rd., West Orange. Call 973-731-1868 for information.

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Join us for a special moving meditation as we create a circle of intention to move our joy, pain and passion together. Tune into body sensation while moving with sound and silence. 7-8:30pm. Terra Sky Center For Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908-277-1222 for more information.

The Play “Noises Off” Performance

160 exhibitors, including fine artists, photographers, jewelry makers, potters and more, will take part in the Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park event. Also Sunday, Sept 22. Anderson Park, Montclair. For more information, visit

Learn to build, design and track various social media platforms and understand how they can work to enhance your web presence— both personally and professionally. 9:30am-12:30pm. Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave., South Orange. Call 73-761-9087 for more information .

‘Shred It’ is Coming Temple Sholom of West Essex will host ‘Shred It’ on a monthly basis‘Shred It’ is a safe way to discard those personal, financial papers you want to get rid of. Temple of Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. Call 973-239-1326 for more information.

Caldwell College Concert Series Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of second-rate actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. As with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time. 8pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-9752 for more information.

Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo at The Minstrel Ian Hicks opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973335-9489 for more information.

Jazz ensemble director and tenor saxophonist Rob Middleton will be one of the Caldwell College music faculty who performs at Faculty Favorites. Caldwell College, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Call 973618-3209 for more information.

Candle Making Demonstration & Workshop Observe how 1860’s beeswax candles were hand-dipped over an open campfire, and make your own candles. 1-4pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908879-546 for more information.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a sizzling performance from Emedin Rivera and Tropical Turbulence. 7:30pm. County College of Morris Davidson Rooms, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. Call 973-328-5000 for more information.

973-748-1020 The Theater Project Open House

Jay Black: “An American Original”

Kids and their parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and sample the classes of The Theater Project Classroom at a free open house. 1-2:30pm. The Theater Project Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973 763-4029 for more information.

Music legend Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans, performs his classic hits such as “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

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Crane’s Mill is hosting it’s third annual Family Health Fair. Top area practitioners will be on-hand to provide screenings and healthy tips for attendees. Screenings will include blood pressure, blood glucose, osteoarthritis, vision, hearing, BMI and more. 10am-2pm. Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. Call 73498-0046 for more information.

America’s Road Show Want to know what your favorite baseball card or sports memorabilia worth? Visitors can bring up to three items to be appraised by the experts at Robert Edwards Auction at an all-day memorabilia event. Authentication services also available. Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. Call 973-655-2378 for more information.

Bill Fischer will call the contras and Wry Bred will be the band. This Saturday night dance series is run by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Call 973-295-6864 for more information.

7th Annual Shaving the Way Event Come out for a day and evening of music, food, drink, fun and Philanthropy as we shave our heads to raise funds for life-saving childhood cancer research for the St Baldrick’s Foundation. 3pm. The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave., West Orange. Call 973-325-9338 for more information.

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum’s Fall Fundraiser This elegant evening of music, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wines features a private performance by internationally-acclaimed pianist Sebastiån Forster. 6pm. Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 for more information.

The Theater Project Open House Kids and their parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and sample the classes of The Theater Project Classroom at a free open house. 1-2:30pm. The Theater Project Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973 763-4029 for more information.

Lunatic Fringe Performs Stop for Nikhil 5K Run-Walk The 3rd Annual STOP for Nikhil Run/Walk is in memory of Nikhil Badlani, who was killed in a tragic car accident on June 11, 2011 when some one failed to stop at a stop sign. 9am. West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange.

Kick off 2013-2014 with Broadway musical theater diva Betty Buckley’s Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway. 8pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 for more information.

Annual Tent Sale Pick up gifts, furniture, lighting and jewelry. For your convenience, we will be offering an appraisal service with a nominal fee which will be donated to Meals on Wheels/Sage Eldercare. 10am-5pm. The Summit Antiques Center, 511 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908273-9373 for more information.

John Scofield’s Ăœberjam Scofield started the Ăœberjam project in 2000. Once he found super rhythm guitarist Avi Bortnick, he played with various bass and drum teams searching for the right chemistry and found it for two cds. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 for more information.

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Lunatic Fringe has been performing comedy without a script and without a net since 1997. The comedians combine music, audience suggestions and inspired lunacy to create a one-of-a-kind comic experience that’s not to be missed. 8pm. Glen Ridge Train Station, 228, Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. Call 973429-1527 for more information.


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Pre-Natal Yoga Prenatal Yoga is a natural way to reduce or relieve some of the physical challenges that can occur with pregnancy such as: fatigue, digestive problems, lower back pain, sciatica, and random aches and pains that often occur when you are pregnant. 10-11:15am. Terra Sky Center For Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908-277-1222 for more information.

Wet & Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts Featuring more than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from the collection of John M. Walsh III, this exhibition showcases art quilts that are inspired by the common theme of water. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

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The Morris Museum will present the work of Star-Ledger photographers who fought through floods, power outages, and their own personal losses to portray a state broken by Mother Nature’s awesome fury and the story of a state determined to rise again. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

38th Annual Charitable Open Car Show All cars from all years are welcome.First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in each of 20 classes including classic, muscle car, street car, street rods, customs, special interest and of course, Corvettes. 9am-4pm. Konner Chevrolet, 950 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. Call 973-731-8310 for more information.

The story of the Moon Goddess, Changer is told through the use of beautiful shadow puppets that are projected on a giant screen and accompanied by Chinese Folk music and narration in English and Mandarin. After the performance, enjoy a variety of crafts and more. 12:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-3267600 for more information.

West Orange Town Picnic

Featuring a 60 mile state police escorted ride of NJ’s countryside followed by a community BBQ from Noon to 4pm. Games, raffles, inflatables, carnival treats, arts and crafts and live concert by the Mudbelly Blues Band. 10am. Knights of Columbus, Shunpike Rd., Springfield. Call 908-277-3722.

Victorians’ Secret Fashion Show

Enjoy this fascinating and sometimes shocking, annual fashion show with live models dressed in period clothing. Watch as they debut their garments and discuss the sometimes torturous process of getting dressed in the 19th Century Victorian. 1-5pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. Call 73-326-7600 for more information.

Food, fun, games, live music & entertainment for the entire family! A great way to learn about everything West Orange all in one place! 1pm. Liberty Middle School, One Kelly Drive, West Oranges. Call 973325-4100 for more information.


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Featuring an old-fashioned Western Hoedown with activities for all ages including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, cowboy games and crafts. Guest author of Jews of the Wild West, Kay Miller. Supper in the Sukkah featuring Western Food and a Square Dance Party. 4-8pm. B’Nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Call 973-731-0160 for more information.

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Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s. Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Banyan School’s 15th Annual Golf Classic The event includes 18 holes of golf, with cart and caddy, lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, hole-in-one vehicles to win and contests on the course. Call 973-439-1919 for more information.

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Life After Loss (LAL) is a non-denominational support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. LAL meets the fourth Monday of the month. 7:30pm. Congregation Beth Ahm, 56, Grove Ave., Verona. Call 973-239-0754 for more information.

Comedienne Kate Lynn Reiter will be launching this year’s new season of WINGS support programs. When Reiter teaches students how to view themselves through a different lens, she has more than entertainment in mind. “Humor heals,” she says. 7-9pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-4830 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Farm to Table Cooking Class Learn how to blanch roast and sautee just-picked vegetables to create the freshest recipes! Menu highlights.roasted peppers & crème fraiche shooters; grilled flat breads with seasonal toppings; roasted tomato & goats cheese tart with mixed greens vinaigrette and vegetable stuffed Rroasted chicken. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group Meetings will be led by Deanna Butters, Director of SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center. The group will provide caregivers with emotional and educational support and will discuss topics such as coping with uncertainty. 10-11am. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.

Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors Amy Matthews, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors. 7-8:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.

Summer Yoga Series Come to the last session of Greenwood Gardens’ Summer Yoga series class. Simply bring a mat and a towel. All levels are welcome. 9:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973258-4026 for more information.

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Turning Point’s 12th Annual Gala Turning Point, an addiction treatment program in Paterson will host its 12th Annual Gala with Earvin“Magic” Johnson as our celebrity guest. 7pm. Call 973-239-9400 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Garden Discoveries: Autumn Happenings Classes inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for more information.

Designing Difficult Spaces Workshop Local Interior Decorator, Valerie Ruddy, C.I.D., Owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Verona will help you figure out how to successfully decorate due to the functions or architecture of the space. 7-9pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973744-0500 for more information.

Back Pain? There is Help… Don’t go on living with back pain. Learn more from Anesthesiologist David G Conyack, DO, about available treatment options including lifestyle changes, natural alternatives, medications and surgery. Free, registration required. 7pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3915 for more information.

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Extreme Planets A fantastic journey to extreme planets beyond our own Solar System. Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

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Join Helen Fallon at a meeting of the Cedar Grove Historical Society as she presents a PowerPoint program about the history and mysteries of Montclair Heights, the northwestern section of Montclair. 7:30pm. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. Call 888-724-7123 for more information.

Simchat Torah Service This holiday celebration is great for the entire family- music, dancing, Klezmer band and special treats. 7pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973994-2290 for more information.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 The Last Romance A crush can make anyone feel young again—even an 80-year old widower named Ralph. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

Outreach Services Outreach Services provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office. Passport applications and notary oaths will be administered. Photo taken on site for $10.00 however no senior cards will be issued on site., 5:30PM. Cedar Grove Free Public Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. Call 888-724-7123 for more information.

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n Thursday, June 6, 2013, Luna Stage hosted its 20th Anniversary Celebration with a tribute to founder and artistic director Jane Mandel. The event was held at the Club at Orange Lawn in South Orange and included cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and performances, all benefitting Luna Stage and in honor of Mandel who stepped down to spend time with her family and pursue alternate creative avenues. Supporters of Luna Stage and members of the community attended the event.









1. Amanda Faison, Frankie Faison, Jane Mandell, honoree, and Rachel Faison (daughters and husband of Jane Mandel) 2. Bobbie Polton of Montclair and Trina Rogers of Montclair 3. Richard Bryant, Executive Director of Valley Arts of Orange and Chris Daggett, President and Ceo of Dodge Foundation 4. Wendy Liscow, Geraldy R. Dodge Foundation and Anita Thomas. Executive Director, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co. 5. Jonathan Kantor of Orange and John McEwen, Executive Director, NJ Theatre Alliance, West Orange 6. Leslie Duval, Esq., V.P., Jane Mandel, Honoree and Jules Schneider of West Orange, Honoree, retiring Artistic Director and Founder of Luna 7. Dr. Jonathan Cobb, Luna Board President, Suzzanne Douglas, Emcee and Jim Gordon, donor of French Cottage auction item 8. Andree Laney of South Orange, Honoree Patrick Morrissy of South Orange and Rita Woodard of South Orange

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va’s Village held the L. Robert Keller Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday, June 24, 2013 to benefit the men, women and children at Eva’s Village. The event was held at Canoe Brook

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any people consider involvement in the arts as merely an extracurricular activity, but according to Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for promoting arts and arts education, students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in math and science fairs, and three times more likely to be elected to class office. Janet Sales, the artistic director of the Essex Youth Theatre agrees. “The theater classes we teach focus on building self-esteem and confidence,” she says. “Over our 25 years, we have heard numerous reports by our students’ parents about how these classes have positively affected them in school.” For instance, Sales says that children who used to be shy now have the confidence to stand up in class, read aloud or solve math problems, making the entire school experience a lot less stressful.

“One can read Shakespeare or one can perform it,” says Sharron Miller. “One can sub-divide time scientifically or one can write and/or play music, and who is to say which is better?” Her comments reflect the statistics from Americans for the Arts, and Sales explains, “This boost in self-esteem has also translated to our kids having the confidence to try new things that in the past might have seemed daunting, such as entering the Science Fair or joining a club.” Cara Bramson of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has also witnessed the power of arts in the Center’s outreach programs, which provide high-quality visual arts education and experiences to public school students from all over northern New Jersey. “Our students from Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth benefit from in-depth sequential learning, says Bramson. “In addition to expanding their knowledge and understanding of contemporary art, they also gain confidence and independence.” Education can take various shapes and forms according to Sharron Miller, the artistic director of Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts. For example, the Academy has a K-5 program in Newark’s Quitman Street Community School designed to reinforce math skills through dance. “The children learn how to count in sets,



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how to subtract and divide, and also how to make geometrical shapes using their bodies.” However, Miller says the most important lesson learned is how to work together creatively. “The kids learn to direct negative energy into a positive place, how to focus – all learning skills that translate into greater academic understanding.” One reason that the arts can be used to spur academic achievement is that some children learn better through the arts than in a purely academic setting. “One can read Shakespeare or one can perform it,” says Miller. “One can sub-divide time scientifically or one can write and/or play music, and who is to say which is better?” Suzanne O’Connor of The Art Garage at StudioKids Art agrees with Miller that it is important to respect the different learning styles of children and play to their strengths. “I have seen brilliant students have trouble conveying their ideas and thoughts through writing.” However, O’Connor says, “When given a chance to draw their ideas and explain them with a visual example, their ideas come alive.” She adds that the problem solving, advanced thinking, and planning skills developed in art projects are also vital to science, essays and math. O’Connor explains, “The arts give you another method of finding your answer, a deeper understanding, or maybe the simple pleasure of sharing a common idea with another individual without speaking the same language.” And Kathy Pucci, director of PPAC, Pucci Performing Arts Centre, adds that the arts serve another educational purpose. “In addition, these students build cultural bridges, often forging friendships with other kids who might not normally be in their circle, thus bringing greater understanding and communication in our American society.” 


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Private School oPen houSeS New Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education. Here is a sampling of area private schools and independent schools along with their open houses. Parents and students are all welcome to attend these open houses, which provide insider information and answer questions about nearly every aspect of the school. If you’re considering a private or independent school for your child, they’re well worth your time. Aquinas Academy

Since 1993, Banyan School has been helping students dream about their future, believe in themselves, and achieve academic success despite learning differences. Our approach is multi-sensory with a concentration on reading, language and communication. Using time-tested techniques and assistive technology, we help students develop the skills necessary to learn and grow academically. Just as important, our “Social4Life” program fosters social and life skills that are vital inside and outside the school environment. Let us help your child become a successful learner.

Banyan Elementary School 12 Hollywood Avenue Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-439-1919 Phillip Haramia, Principal

388 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston 973-992-1587, Age Groups: Infants to Grade 8 OPEN HOUSES: Please call to schedule your personal tour.

Banyan Elementary School 12 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield, 973-439-1919, Director of Admissions: Phillip Haramia, Age Groups: K-8 OPEN HOUSES: Sept 9, 2013, 8:30-9am; Sept 26, 7-9pm. Now in our 20th year, Banyan Elementary School is a private, non-profit, state-approved school for students who learn differently. Our primary focus is the development and reinforcement of reading, language and communication skills. With small classes, individualized attention, integrated assistive technology and a talented, dedicated staff, we are committed to establishing the foundation that students need for learning.

Banyan High School 471 Main Street, Little Falls, 973-785-1919, Director of Admissions: Anthony Santucci, Age Groups: Grades 9-12 and 18- to 21-Year-Olds OPEN HOUSES: Oct 8, 2013, 9am-Noon; Mar 4, 2014, 9am-Noon. Founded in 2006, Banyan High School is private, non-profit, state-approved school for students who learn differently. The 9-12 grade curriculum continues to reinforce reading, language and communication skills, while preparing students for the next phase of their education and life. The 18- to 21-year-old curriculum emphasizes life and work skills in an environment that builds confidence and success.

Bilingual Buds 587 Springfield Ave., Summit, 908-598-8088, Director of Admissions: Renee Reyes, Age Groups: Ages 2 1/2-Grade 5 OPEN HOUSES: After School Info Session Thursday, Sept 5, 5:30pm; Sept 19, 10am; Oct 3, 10am; Oct 24, 6:30 PM; Nov 14, 10am; Dec 5, 10am; Jan 9, 10am; Thursday, Jan 23, 6:30pm; Feb 13, 10am; Mar 13, 2014, 10am. Bilingual Buds is a dynamic preschool/elementary school that focuses on the development of the whole child. The school believes that a student’s personal journey to bilingualism enriches all aspects of academic exploration, global consciousness, and creative expression. The rigorous dual language program is brought to life by native-speaking Mandarin, Spanish, and English teachers. Bilingual Buds’ extensive list of programs includes full and half day Pre-K, K - 5 primary school and after school classes for children ages 5-10.


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The Calais School 45 Highland Ave., Whippany, 973-884-2030, Director of Admissions: Kristy Hartman Age Groups: Pre-K - 12+ (ages 3-21) OPEN HOUSES: Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21 and Dec 19 The Calais School is a leading private, non-profit school serving students in Pre-K through 12+ for 40+ years. The school and staff are committed to providing students with special needs—including ADHD, learning disabilities, and anxiety, mood and autism spectrum disorders—with the skills to reach their fullest potential.

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The Coloring Room 287 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, 973-228-1124, Directo of Admissions: Valerie Servidio, Age Groups: All ages, children through Adults OPEN HOUSES: We are open 6 days a week for walk-in pottery painting and art projects. Our art studio, located in the heart of Caldwell, provides a safe, creative environment welcoming people of all ages, who would like to explore their creative side. We offer walk-in pottery painting, and with an array of underglaze colors, brushes, and inspirational painted samples to get you started. Municipal parking lot in rear.

The Craig School 10 Tower Hill Road, Mt Lakes Craig High School (Grades 9-12), 310 Lathrop Ave, Boonton 973-334-1295, Director of Admissions: Marci Taub, Age Groups: Grades 2 - 12 OPEN HOUSES: Lower School/Middle School Info Session Oct 24, 7am-9pm; High School Wednesdays in October, 8:30-10am. The mission of The Craig School is to provide to our students a strategybased, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.

Essex Youth Theater In Residence at Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair Mailing address: PO Box 43553, Upper Montclair, NJ 973-746-3303, Director of Admissions: Janet Sales, Artistic Director Age Groups: 4-5, 6-8, 8-12 OPEN HOUSES: Open classes held each semester – please call for dates & times. Essex Youth Theater’s specialized program uses custom-written scripts that guarantee equal roles for every student. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention. Ours is an atmosphere of fun learning, where self-esteem and self-confidence are our primary emphasis.We provide a nurturing, caring environment where every child blossoms.

Over the past 7 years, Banyan High School has prepared students for the next phase of their education and life by empowering them with knowledge and motivating them with encouragement. Our 9th-12th grade curriculum reinforces reading, language and communication skills as students continue to grow academically in courses guided by their educational track. Young adults in our 18- to 21-year-old curriculum develop the life and work skills critical to their future. Equally important is our “Social4Life” program that includes extracurricular activities designed to reinforce social growth and development. Let us help your student to “Dream, Believe and Achieve”!

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Far Brook School 52 Great Hills Road, Short HIlls 973-379-3442 Director of Admissions: Mikki Murphy Age Groups: 4-14 (Pre-K-8) OPEN HOUSES: Oct 25, Nov 8, 12 & 22; Jan 10, 14 & 24 Far Brook School is an independent, co-educational day school for 230 students from Pre-K-8. Academic excellence is achieved through the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with the creative arts. The 9.5 acre campus includes wetlands, gardens, an arts center and woodshop. 6:1 student-faculty ratio.

The Hillside Academy 143 Coe Avenue, Hillside 908-352-7664 x 6500 Director of Admissions: Philip Foti Age Groups: 3-21 OPEN HOUSES: Please call to make an appointment for a personal tour As a New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE)-approved full day educational program for children with disabilities, the Hillside Academy is committed to creating and sustaining a positive

learning environment for all. We are experts in developing inclusive programs designed to provide the least restrictive environment (LRE) and to promote independence for our students.

Immaculate Conception High School 33 Cottage Place, Montclair 973-744-7445, ext. 24 Director of Admissions: Kathleen Badillo Age Groups: Placements available for grades 9-11 OPEN HOUSES: Sept 22, 1-3pm; Oct 20, 1-3pm; Nov 3, 1-3pm; Jan 12, 1-3pm. Immaculate Conception HS strives, within the context of a family, to develop the whole person: morally, intellectually, socially and physically. Recognizing the worth and uniqueness of each individual, we prepare students for life beyond high school so that as responsible Christians, they will make a positive difference in the world of today and tomorrow.

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Making a Difference One Child at a Time OPEN HOUSES: Primary School (Grades K-5) Open House, Oct 17, 9-11am; Preschool (Jr Pre-K & Pre-K) Oct 19, 9:30-11am; Middle/Upper School (Grades 6-12) Oct 20, 1-3pm; All School (Pre-K-12) Nov 17, 1-3pm; All School (Pre-K-12) Information Session, Dec 11, 9-11am Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational preschool program. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.

Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 x12 Director of Admissions: Joan Hearst OPEN HOUSES: Sunday Sept 29, 1 pm; Sunday Oct 20, 1pm and Wednesday, Nov 6, 7pm; Freshman for a Day: Wednesday, Oct 23, 8am-Noon. Reservations Required. Lacordaire Academy is an independent, college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body: coed PreK-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. We accomplish our mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community.

A leading private, non-profit school serving students in pre-K through 12Plus for more than 40 years. Career and Technical Education (CTE) • PreSchool for 3 & 4 Year Olds Animal Assisted Therapy • Facility Service Dog • Safe, Nuturing Environment

Open House: September 26 • October 24 • November 21 • December 19 45 Highland Ave, Whippany • 973-884-2030 •

Upper School • Lower/Middle School • All Girls 9-12 • Pre-K–8 Coed Small classes promoting academic excellence. Dedicated to a values-based education fostering respectful citizens.


Open HOuse

The Language Institute 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell 973-228-1843 Director of Admissions: Phyllis Ignozza Age Groups: children 4 and up, teens, college students, adults OPEN HOUSES: Sept 17, 10am-6:30pm A full service language school for adults and children. Private, semi-private, small group instruction for adults, children’s groups, expert tutoring for middle school through college age students, professional translations. Native speaker, certified teachers. Personalized service, customized programs. At The Language Institute, you won’t just study a language … you’ll speak it!

Sunday, Sept. 29 1-3 pm


155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair • call for a personal tour: 973-744-1156 x12 Spo ns o re d by t he D o m inican Sis t ers of Caldwell, NJ

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Don’t just study a foreign language… Speak It! FRENCH | ITALIAN | SPANISH GERMAN | MANDARIN | JAPANESE • Adult Lessons–All Levels • Children’s Programs • Customized Programs • Expert Tutoring • Translations

Aquinas Academy Infants to Grade 8

Introducing our new Infants, Waddlers & Toddlers and Kindergarten Prep Programs!

Register Now for Fall Session

SMARTBoards and iPads in every classroom Register now for Fall 2013 973-228-1843

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Offering Classes in: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, & Gymnastics— Adult Classes too! Fall Classes...Register NOW! Ages Preschool to Adult Competitive Dance Team

The Marvelwood School

Montclair Kimberley Academy

476 Skiff Mountain Road, Kent, CT, 860-927-0047, Director of Admissions: Katherine Almquist Age Groups: 9-12, Post-graduate OPEN HOUSES: Nov 11, 9am-12:30pm. Please RSVP to admission Marvelwood’s mission is to provide the path that leads to personal growth and academic success for young people willing to get involved in their own education and committed to the challenge of preparing for college. The school is an optimistic place that provides a structured, supportive and challenging environment, celebrates diversity, and awakens untapped potential.

Pre-K-3 , 224 Orange Road, Montclair Middle School Grades 4-8, 201 Valley Road, Montclair Upper School Grades 9-12 , 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair 973-746-9800, Admissions: 973-509-7930 Age Groups: Pre-K-12 OPEN HOUSES: Primary School: Nov 20, 9-11am, Dec 3, 9-11am; Middle School: Oct 27, 1-3 pm; Information Sessions: Nov 12, 9-11am; Dec 10, 9-11am; Jan 9, 9-11am. Upper School: Oct 20, 1-3pm; Information Sessions: Nov14, 9-11am; Dec 12, 9-11am; Jan 14, 9-11am Montclair Kimberley Academy is a Pre-K-12 coeducational day school with an exceptional college preparatory program unified by the concepts of our school motto: Knowledge, Vision, Integrity. With traditions dating back to 1887, MKA was formed by the merger of Montclair Academy, Brookside School and The Kimberley School in 1974.

Montclair Cooperative School

VOTE FOR US BEST DANCE STUDIO Have Your Birthday Party at PPAC! OR CALL 973-223-9200

52 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland

65 Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-783-4955, OPEN HOUSES: Oct 17, 9:30am; Nov 14, 9:30am; Dec 12, 9:30am, Jan 9 9:30am The Montclair Cooperative School is a community of students, teachers and parents who are dedicated to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and where they develop exceptional academic and social skills along with a deep sense of community responsibility.


Meet Your Friends Open House

Sunday, Sundays,Sept. Sept. 22 23 at 1:30pm & Oct. 21, 1:30pm Find your talents Prepare for college n Become empowered n n

Since 1892, girls just like you have discovered at The Mount what they can do.

Morristown-Beard School Whippany Road, Morristown, 973-539-3032 Director of Admissions: Robert L. Mitchell II, Age Groups: 6-12 grade OPEN HOUSES: Middle School: Oct 6, 1pm; Upper School: Nov 3, 1pm At Morristown-Beard, we believe that the school community is responsible for discovering and developing the unique individual potential of each student. Students, par-

Providing an Exceptional Preparation for Higher Learning and for Life

Open Houses Middle School

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Upper School

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell 973-226-0660


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ents, trustees, administrators, teachers, staff and coaches understand that school environment plays a profound role in cultivating intellectual, physical, aesthetic, moral and ethical excellence. We believe that a Morristown-Beard School education prepares individuals to be enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, 973-226-0660 Director of Admissions: Pauline Condon, Age Groups: Grades 9-12 OPEN HOUSES: Sept 22 and Oct 20, 1:30 pm Mount Saint Dominic Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Since 1892, The Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition.

Mud & Soul Clay Studio 6 Audrey Place, Unit #2, Fairfield, 973-521-7165 Director of Admissions: Beth Shapiro or Monica Litvany, Age Groups: Adults, Teens, Children from 2 and up OPEN HOUSES: Call for information Our mission is to bring the opportunity to work with clay to our community. Whether you are an experienced potter looking for some community or someone wanting to get your hands dirty for the first time, our doors are open to you.

Music Together Verona, West Orange, The Caldwells, Fairfield 973-239-2376, Director of Admissions: Holly Whitmore Denton Age Groups: newborn to 5 years with an adult OPEN HOUSES: Call for more information or to schedule a demo class. In a Music Together® class,up to 12 children and the adults who love them, meet for 45 minutes each week to experience songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement activities, and instrumental jam sessions. We think our classes are absolutely the best you can find to enrich your children’s lives, so come attend a FREE demo class and see for yourself. To ensure we have enough families to run the demo, please RSVP by calling 973-239-2376 or sending an e-mail to

Our Lady of the Lake 26 Lakeside Ave, Verona, 973-239-1160, Director of Admissions: Sr. Agnes Sullivan, O.P. OPEN HOUSES: Nov 17, 1:15pm; Jan 12, 1:15pm; Jan 16, 7pm; Jan 27, 9am; Jan 28, 9am At Our Lady of the Lake School, a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, a supportive team of students, faculty, parents, and community provides a creative, challenging, Christian learning environment. Our Lady of the Lake develops students individual abilities, promotes social awareness, and lovingly prepares students to become responsible, contributing members of church and society.

Serving children with special needs/disabilities, in Union, Essex, Passaic and surrounding counties Offering: Academics Speech OT • PT ABA programs Technology Support nursing Transportation Job/Life Skills Call for a personal tour of our state-of-the-art facilities Philip foti, Director/Principal 908-352-7664 ext. 6500 email:

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OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE Primary School (Grades K - 5) Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 9-11 a.m. Preschool (Junior Pre-K & Pre-K) Saturday, October 19, 2013 • 9:30-11 a.m.

Where Girls Learn to Lead Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college-preparatory day school with a coeducational preschool program.

Middle & Upper School (Grades 6 - 12) Sunday, October 20, 2013 • 1-3 p.m. All School (Preschool - Grade 12) Sunday, November 17, 2013 • 1-3 p.m.

Kent Place School • 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902–0308 • (908) 273-0900 •

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Our Lady of Mercy Academy 90 Whippany Road, Whippany, 973-887-2611 Director of Admissions: Elizabeth Ventola Age Groups: Pre-K- 8 OPEN HOUSES: Nov 20, 9-11 a.m. To challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing Catholic faith-based environment.

The Pingry School

26 Lakeside Ave., Verona 973.239.1160 • myoll . org Compassion • Character • Values

Short Hills Campus (Lower School) Grades K-5 50 Country Day Dr., Short Hills 908-647-6419, Fax 973-379-1861 Director of Admissions: Sheila Ramirez Basking Ridge Campus (Middle and Upper Schools) Grades 6-12 131 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge 908- 647-6419, Fax: 908-647-3703 Director of Admissions: Allison Brunhouse’ 00 Age Groups: K-12

OPEN HOUSES: Short Hills Campus (K-5): Oct 26, 1-3pm; Nov 20, 8:30-11am. Basking Ridge Campus (6-11): Sept 30, 6:30-8:30pm; Nov 20, 6-8:30pm The mission of The Pingry School is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that places the highest value on honor and respect for others.

Planet Kidz 7B Spielman Road, Fairfield 973-808-2200 Director of Admissions: Robin or Erin Age Groups: 3-12 years of age OPEN HOUSES: For children ages 3-12 only. Sep 13, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20; Jan 17, Feb 14, March 21 Planet Kidz is a gym for children ages 10 months-12 years old offering classes in gymnastics, dance, yoga and arts and crafts. Our classes are conducted in a non-competitive way to foster not only physical development, but the emotional, social and mental development of children.

Please Call for a Private tour!

Education. Reimagined. A Tailor-Fit Education, Grades 3-8, for Students with Language-Based Learning Differences Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools & a Member of the National Association of Independent Schools


Thursday, October 3 @ 9:30am Thursday, November 7 @ 9:30am Thursday, January 9 @ 9:30am For a reservation, please contact Paula Lordy, Director of Admissions at (973) 379-4114 Ext. 104 or email

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Kent, CT • 860.927.0047 x1005

Monday, November 11 @ 9am Register at

Co-ed day and boarding school for grades 9-PG

Pucci Performing Arts Centre 52 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland 973-223-9200 Director of Admissions: Kathy Pucci Age Groups: Pre-K to Adult OPEN HOUSES: Sept 7, 8 & 14 Sample a day of Summer On Stage Performance Camp in March! We offer a wide selection of classes, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Acting, Voice and Musical Theater. We also offer a Performing Team with performance opportunities including community shows and competitions. All students perform in an annual Recital. As an educational supplement we offer all students the opportunity to attend workshops and community performances throughout the year. Contact the studio to discuss which classes are right for your child.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts 14 South Park Street, Montclair 973-655-9819 Director of Admissions: Sharron Miller Age Groups: Preschool, ages 2-5; Junior, ages 6-11; Prep, ages 12-18; Adults/Seniors OPEN HOUSES: Saturday, Sept 7, Noon-5pm and Saturday, Dec 7, 5-pm “Fun-Raiser” Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501c3 arts education organization whose mission is to provide inclusive, comprehensive developmental training in dance and related theater arts to children, teens and adults. Our goal is to nurture the creative possibilities within each student.

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Art Classes for Adults, Teens & Kids — Art Gallery — Music Concerts Great Events are Happening Here!

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St. Timothy’s School

Trinity Academy PreK – 8th Grade October 20th, October 27th, and November 6th See website for details

To pre-register visit:

30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 973-379-4114 235 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell Director of Admissions: Paula Lordy Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament 28 Livingston Ave., Roseland K-8th grade: 973-226-3386 ext 10 Age Groups: 3-8 grades Pre-K: 973-226-4252 OPEN HOUSES: Oct 3, 9:30am; Nov 7, 9:30am; Director of Admissions: Jan 9, 9:30am K-8th grade: Principal Dorothy McMahon The Winston School educates students who, though Pre-K: Sr. Suzanne Janis, O.P. intellectually capable, have had difficulties in school typically due to language-based learning disabilities. The goal of The Winston School is to enable students Age Groups: Pre-K - 8 to meet, with confidence, the academic and social challenges of life in a positive and stimulating environment. s 539_CSHSSuburban4.144x4.986_Layout 1 8/14/13 11:00 PM Page 1



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EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES EXPERIENCES FOR CHS STUDENTS This move allows Craig High School to maintain the essence of a small independent school and to continue to provide our students an individualized, strategy-based program while adding greater facility resources and more diverse course offerings.

DR. ERIC M. CAPARULO Head of The Craig School

TEMPLE SHOLOM OF WEST ESSEX • Authentic Reform Congregation

CRAIG HIGH SCHOOL is a comprehensive college-prep

• Welcoming of people with varied backgrounds and lifestyles

high school that specializes in educating students with

• Diverse worship experiences and programming for tots through adults

NJ Core Curriculum Standards and meets all NJ graduation

• Opportunities for life-long learning and putting Tikun Olam into practice

“We’re more than a congregation…We’re a family!” Temple Sholom of West Essex | 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove T: 973-239-1321 | 70 70


requirements. • Strategy-based instructional techniques • Integrated Assistive Technology • Highly Trained and Specialized Faculty





• Innovative Religious School accommodating varied learning styles

Learning Disabilities. Our program acknowledges the


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Rabbi Laurence Groffman Cantor Betsey Peters-Epstein Religious School Director Rachel Sesser

The Winston School

Trinity Academy

Bring your newborn, toddler, or preschooler to one of our fun-filled classes. Explore musical play, child-friendly instruments, songbooks, and CDs.

For information about service times or membership, please contact the temple office

OPEN HOUSES: Oct 20, 12:30-2:30pm; Oct 27 12:30-2:30pm; Nov 6, 9-11am and 6-8pm; Jan 12, 12:30-2:30pm; Jan 15, 9-11am and 6-8pm. Pre-K Open House/private tours: Jan 21, 22, 23 & 24 9-11am and 1-3pm. Trinity Academy educates its students in a Christcentered learning community where Catholic, Christian values are fostered in a positive nurturing environment. The faculty focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole child. Trinity Academy celebrates diversity and promotes academic excellence, tolerance, acceptance and respect for others.


Fall Open House

8400 Greenspring Avenue, Stevenson, MD 410-486-7401 Director of Admissions: Anne Mickle Age Groups: Girls, Grades 9-12 and Post-Graduate OPEN HOUSES: Oct 12 and Jan 18 Founded in 1882, St. Timothy’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school, preparing girls to assume positions of leadership with moral focus and courage, intellectual honesty and acumen and the confidence to act responsibly and ethically in all areas of their lives.

Helping start new families in award-winning ways.

Looking for a supportive, family-centered environment to make the birth of your baby as worry-free as possible? Then look no further than St. Joseph’s 30-bed maternity unit. Our exceptional maternity program gives you access to the most advanced and comprehensive mother and baby care available anywhere. In fact, St. Joseph’s maternity program has once again received both the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence AwardTM and the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence AwardTM. These awards are your assurance that our quality of care and our patient safety record are second to none. Should the need arise, you will have access to genetic counseling, maternal fetal services and the Center for High Risk Pregnancy. To address any concerns you may have, there’s also a level III neonatal intensive care unit. Learn more by calling 877.757.SJHS (7547) or visiting

703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ • Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

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HealtH & Beauty By Julie Jacobs

Mind Your


Healthy Teeth Help Promote Wellness


lossing, brushing and getting regular dental checkups are vital to good oral health to be sure, but they also play an important role in overall well-being. With studies linking oral decay and disease to an array of chronic and even life-threatening illnesses, an increasing number of health care professionals are now taking a more holistic approach to care and considering how all parts of the body—including the mouth—are inextricably tied to good health. It is a movement focused more on prevention of dental disease than simply treatment after the fact.

What We Know a variety of bacteria live in the mouth. When dental care lapses, some of these micro-organisms are able to facilitate the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums. Over time, this excessive plaque can lead to tooth problems and gum disease marked by tenderness and bleeding. Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease, and if left untreated, often advances into periodontitis, a serious gum infection that can erode bone, destroy tissue and create troublesome pockets between teeth. Harmful bacteria can then travel through these pockets into the bloodstream and ultimately cause or aggravate health concerns throughout the body. For years, research has uncovered connections between poor mouth health and diabetes, stroke, premature birth,



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HIV/aIDS and heart disease. Some investigations, for example, have found the presence of oral bacteria in aortic aneurysms and carotid artery plaque. More recently, scientists have begun theorizing about relationships between compromised oral health and lung disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. Much of their thinking is based on the presence of bacteria, bone loss and inflammation that are associated all with periodontal disease and respectively with the other conditions.

What You Can Do Despite the sobering science, you can help ward off dental disease and in turn potentially maintain good health by simply taking good care of your teeth. What does this involve? It starts with a daily home regimen. Brush lightly for two minutes in the morning and then again before bed. always use fluoride toothpaste as well as a soft-bristled brush, which you should replace every few months. also, floss once a day to remove food particles that can lodge between your teeth and along your gum line and subsequently spur the growth of bacteria and development of plaque. and gargle with mouthwash or rinse to kill bacteria and benefit from additional fluoride. For more thorough oral cleaning—and oral examination—see your dentist. experts recommend twice-yearly dental visits, during which your dentist can look for signs of decay (and oral cancer as well). When decay is treated early on, smaller fillings are required to restore a tooth, so more of its structure can remain. That’s good news for the long term, in that teeth stay strong and present with fewer problems. apart from practicing good oral hygiene, you can further promote both your oral and general health by eating right. Sugary foods enable the formation of damaging acids that can cause cavities, decay and other mouth troubles, so limit high-sugar snacks and maintain a well-balanced diet. try including into your meals more multigrain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products containing calcium and Vitamin D. The american Dental association says they all help foster healthy teeth and gums. s


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our days are often filled with grueling workouts in your quest for a tighter, more sculpted body. Who doesn’t want to look their best? But, despite your fitness regimen and healthy eating, your lower abs and love handles continue to jiggle. The cruel reality is that certain fat deposits linger regardless of exercise or diet. Now, imagine an FDA-approved, noninvasive, non-surgical procedure that dramatically reduces those unsightly bulges in as little as one hour! CoolSculpting, a technology conceived at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a revolutionary technology that freezes and eliminates and reduces unwanted fat cells and leaves you with a more sculpted stomach area. It quickly contours those stubborn areas without surgery or recovery time. During treatment, the cooled fat cells die and are gradually flushed from the body. According to Dr. Barry DiBernardo, a nationally recognized leader in plastic surgery, CoolSculpting “is truly revolutionary, and ideal for candidates who are in good physical

shape and want to reduce those resistant pockets of fat but return to their lives the same day.” Even though patients see results after one treatment, Dr. DiBernardo reports that two treatments produce visibly dramatic changes more comparable to traditional liposuction.

receiving treatments on two areas at once. CoolSculpting patients can expect longlasting results, which motivates them to maintain their healthy lifestyles. Convenient, safe and effective, CoolSculpting is an affordable option for those who desire a sleeker, tighter body without surgery.

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Unlike invasive surgery, CoolSculpting allows patients to return to work or to the gym immediately. Equally as popular with men as with women, CoolSculpting involves placing applicators on such tough areas as thick waistlines, back-rolls and arm fat. Recent innovations in applicator design now enable “dual sculpting”, allowing patients to work on their laptops or read while efficiently Sponsored by New Jersey Plastic Surgery

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New-fashioned care, old-fashioned values.

From subacute care to skilled nursing, the Green ® House Homes at Green Hill provide a new level of comfort and independence. These lovely ranch-style homes offer beautiful private rooms, delicious home-cooked meals and stimulating activities, with specially trained nurses and caregivers on duty 24/7. Find a wide choice of care options with an upbeat approach to living. This innovation is a first in New Jersey, reflecting the values that Green Hill has embraced for more than 140 years.

Discover a better approach to skilled nursing. 877-749-8974 •

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Green Hill is a not-for-profit, Medicare and Medicaid-certified community.


Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to

Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, Oct. 10 3-8pm Come view the entire OGI line of eyewear 10% of all proceeds will be donated to “Arc of Essex County Stepping Stones School”

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Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer! Talk to your doctor if you experience these symptoms for two or more weeks: • • • •

For more info: 973.325.4109 or

Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain Trouble eating/feeling full quickly Needing to urinate urgently or often

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HEALTH & BEAUTY PROFILE By Terri Williams, photos by Dan Epstein


ersa Fit and Spa: The Future

of Fitness and Health

Kate Saab and Camila Albino


ersa Fit and Spa in Montclair NJ is not your typical fitness center and spa. With state-of-the-art equipment designed to accelerate weight loss while firming and toning the body, and a unique spa experience that utilizes organic PCA skincare and nutritional products, Versa Fit and Spa offers a different approach to improving fitness and health. And Kate Saab isn’t your typical owner. She’s a certified personal trainer, massage therapist, and esthetician—or skin care specialist. In addition, Saab is certified as a spinning instructor, PCA chemical peels practitioner and Rossiter System coach. These elements combine for a distinctive fitness and spa experience. For example, according to Saab, “Versa Fit and Spa in Montclair is the only fitness center in the United States that combines the technology of PowerPlate, Vacu Fit and Rollfit equipment to help transform the body in just one month.” Each of these specialized machines is designed to deliver a customized workout. The PowerPlate is a remarkable accelerated workout device that builds muscle while reducing body fat. It uses advanced vibration technology to work the muscles multiple times per second. This accelerated training device is designed to increase circulation, enhance cardiovascular function and improve flexibility. According to Saab, users will also experience reduced cellulite and body fat, and relief from chronic pain. The Vacu Fit is a pressurized capsule built around a treadmill. As a result, users are walking in a neoprene top that is vacuum sealed around the body to create resistance. Along with the machine’s infrared heat, Saab says, “this yields twice as much calorie loss as a conventional treadmill.” She continues, “This method is proven to improve blood circulation, smooth the skin, and help the body shed inches and remove such fatty tissue as cellulite.”



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The Rollfit is an electronic massage console that provides controlled nonstop rolling massage therapy using a screen guide and several machine settings to ensure comfort and therapeutic results. “The Rollfit delivers smoothing massages that increase blood circulation, encourage muscle relaxation, and maximize toxin release,” says Saab, “in addition to boosting collagen production, shaping the body and reducing cellulite.” At first glance, the SlimLine Oxygen Pod Deluxe may look like a prop from an upcoming science-fiction movie, but it’s actually a capsule that incorporates heat, gentle massage and light to create a relaxing full-body service. Saab says the pod creates a calming spalike environment, but is also an effective weight loss device. She explains that “it uses metabolic weight loss techniques to effectively work together to stimulate and increase the basal metabolic rate, which helps to lower weight and body mass index.” She continues, “The pod also detoxifies the body, lowers cholesterol levels and slows the aging process.” However, Saab also explains that long-lasting sustainable weight loss and reduction of body mass index is reinforced by continued use of the pod in addition to a modified eating plan. Versa Fit and Spa also offers the Rossiter System workouts, a one-on-one process in which Saab gently stretches the body to relieve it of aches, tingling, numbness and tightness. She recommends these connective tissue workout sessions to relieve back and hip pain, neck stiffness, sore shoulders, osteoarthritis, pulled muscles and even menstrual cramps.

“I’m very proud of the fact that our clients of all ages and levels of health and fitness are deriving enormous benefits from the accelerated training with PowerPlate,” Saab states. “Individuals with certain pain conditions have made major turnarounds and others have lost significant weight.” Kate Saab offers a revolutionary approach to fitness that combines vibration and vacuum technology, lymphatic massages, and detoxifying cellulite burning techniques to shape and create a stronger, more sculpted body. At Versa Fit and Spa, the future of fitness is here.  Versa Fit and Spa 119 Grove Street, Montclair • 973-746-0323 •

American Health and Wellness Fair September 14 • 10am-5pm Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ

Improving Health, Happiness & Well-being! • More than 150 health and wellness vendors • FREE health screenings • FREE fitness classes – be sure to bring your workout gear! • Blood drive

• Spa treatments • Speakers • FREE healing workshops • Music • Healthy Foods and Treats

For more information:

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HAVE YOU HEARD By Jessica Schiffenhaus

The Right to Bare Arms


f the back of your arms and thighs are continually plagued with tiny bumps and rough, scratchy patches, you might have a common skin condition known as Keratosis pilaris. Those little bumps are clogged hair follicles resulting from a build-up of keratin. While there’s no “cure” for this condition, there are several over-the-counter topical treatments that can help reduce its effects. AmLactin, which can be found in drugstores (and also prescribed by a dermatologist), is lotion that contains 12% lactic acid, which simultaneously exfoliates and hydrates skin, helping to unclog hair follicles and keep skin smooth. GLYTONE’s KP line ( includes exfoliating body wash that contains 8.8% free glycolic acid to combat rough patches, and body lotion with 17.5% free glycolic acid to treat and soften skin. Finally, the DERMAdoctor KP Duty skin care line (, which also contains glycolic acid, includes a body scrub to be used once or twice a week, a priming serum to reduce redness, and moisturizing therapy lotion to smooth and hydrate skin.  This column does not reflect the views of Vicinity Media Group, but is strictly the opinion of the reviewer. Email any questions or suggestions to

The American Yoga Academy YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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ll of us hit rough patches at some point in our lives. When rough patches turn into long-term issues affecting jobs, schoolwork or relationships, it may be time to call in a trained mental professional to help assess the situation and get you back on the path to a fulfilling life. Psychiatrist Dr. Romulo Aromin Jr., who serves as CEO and Medical Director, heads Roseland’s Resolve Center for Behavioral Health. Board-certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Aromin specializes in behavioral health and addiction services and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Involved in psychiatry for nearly two decades, the doctor is highly credited and has training in autism behavioral interventions. With all of these specialties united under one roof, patients know that Dr. Aromin and the Resolve Center’s staff are well equipped to help them through their tough times. “We have licensed social workers on staff who have significant training in addictions for both adult and child,” explains Dr. Aromin, who, along with his staff, tailors assessments and therapy approaches to the individual patient, resulting in highly effective care. Depending on the situation, therapy can be in an individual or group/family setting. “In regards to psychiatric management of childhood conditions complicated by drug use or medical problems, those are much better assessed by a medical doctor trained to address both,” he continues. “As a physician, I am trained to assess the need for medication and its management. This includes working with your doctors to coordinate your treatment when you have other medical illnesses or need specialty consultations,” explains Dr. Aromin, who has completed fellowships at such prestigious New York City hospitals as Columbia Presbyterian, Bellevue Hospital/NYU and Beth Israel. It’s not easy to decide to seek treatment for mental health issues, but there are some red flags to watch out for, he says. When should you seek psychiatric treatment? “When there are very concerning conditions, especially in children,” explains Dr. Aromin—“for example, any kind of worsening depression that doesn’t go away, or severe

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behavioral difficulties. For kids, this can include problems at school that don’t improve with help from school counseling, and suicidal behaviors.” As he also has training in treating children with autistic disorders, Dr. Aromin stresses the importance of having young children evaluated between the ages of 18 and 36 months, some even younger when their milestones are not at par, especially those involving delayed speech, limited activities and odd social interaction with others including lack of eye contact. A primary care physician, he explains, can usually pick this, up during routine examinations. “This window is important as treatment only becomes meaningful if provided around these times,” Dr. Aromin says. “A good comprehensive assessment by a board-certified child psychiatrist, neurologist or a developmental pediatrician will help determine which level of treatment will be most effective.” Rating scales and questionnaires serve to increase the diagnosis. The psychiatrist continues his good work outside of private practice, too – he is the Medical Director for the Child/Adolescent Partial Hospital Programs and Adolescent MICA at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth. He also has a faculty appointment at Seton Hall University Graduate Medical Education, teaching psychiatry residents. Patients are able to make appointments through Dr. Aromin’s website, and he or his staff responds to questions via email if his extensive website doesn’t provide the answers that they seek.  Dr. Romulo Aromin, Jr., MD, FAPA Resolve Center for Behavioral Health 556 Eagle Rock Ave., Ste. 108, Roseland, NJ • 862-210-8464 www.resolvecbh.coma September 2013 79



Barry Farber



aseball player Ed Hearn played in 49 games and hit .265 as a backup catcher. He was the only professional baseball player to win A ball, AA ball, AAA ball, and Major league championships in four consecutive years with the same franchise.

…if ever there was a story about finding the positives that come out of terrible adversity, it is Ed Hearn’s. He was a guest on my radio program and over the years has become a mentor and a friend. He always reminds me how lucky we are to be alive and have the opportunity to serve others because if ever there was a story about finding the positives that come out of terrible adversity, it is Ed Hearn’s. In 1986, Hearn was on the New York Mets world champion baseball

team and he thought all his dreams had come true. The following spring, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher David Cone. Two weeks into his Kansas City season, he sustained a shoulder injury that required total reconstructive surgery and three years to battle. By 1991, Hearn realized that his baseball career was over. But that’s not all. Three months after he left baseball he was diagnosed with three serious health problems: hypo gamma globulin anemia, which requires a monthly $3000 IV treatment; sleep apnea, which now requires he sleep attached to a breathing machine each night; and most serious of all, he needed an immediate kidney transplant. His monthly medication bill since 1992 has been $40,000 and will continue for the rest of his life. One day in 1993, Hearn reached his lowest point. He went down to the basement of his home, put a bullet in a .357 magnum, and contemplated suicide. He eventually realized that “deep deep down” he was not a quitter, and put down the gun… See the October issue to read about the three factors that turned things around for Hearn. 

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One of the hardest addictions to shake is smoking – but quitting is the best decision one will ever make. Get the tools to quit once and for all. 7pm. Montclair YMCA, 25 Park St., Montclair. Call 973-415-6131 for more information.

Richie Furay Performs With a career that spans the 1960s to the present with Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Souther Hillman Furay Band with J.D. Souther and Chris Hillman. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for information.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Rory Block At The Minstrel Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for more information.

Randy Travis Performs Paula Poundstone was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for more information.

Randy Travis is an American singer who is considered as a pivotal figure in the history of country music. He has recorded more than a dozen studio albums and more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, Call 201-227-1030 for information.

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Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools is a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris and more. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 for more information.

Butter Tasting & Recipe Demonstration Learn how it’s made, the difference types, its quirky history and more. Menu highlights gnocci with sage browned butter; sauteed salmon with beurre blanc; southern biscuits with honeyed Oorange-Ccinnamon butter; Ggenoise with Bbuttercream and kourenbeites. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

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Enjoy the Jester Jim show, an entertaining mix of juggling, comedy, balancing, and beatboxing! Pizza will be served, and kids can build their own ice cream sundaes. Pre-registration required. 5pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more information.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Kathy Mattea Performs Americana and Alt-Country star, she will perform her decades of Top Ten hits with her acoustic quartet. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 for more information.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Ridge Oak Bazaar Shop for collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, baked goods. In addition to the annual raffle for a homemade quilt, an Apple iPad and Samsung LCD TV, we are featuring a new raffle for a homemade doll house! 9am-5pm. Ridge Oak Senior Housing, 150 Manchester Drive, Basking Ridge. Call 908-221-0266 for more information.

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Wendy Lane Bailey and composer pianist Michele Brourman perform an evening of song and story. In this program they reveal the lives of three generations of Southern women through music by a variety of songwriters, 7-10pm. MoFiddles, 4260 Town Center Way, Livingston. Call 973-994-1083 for more information.

This family-fun event, created by a group of parents in appreciation of the care their children received, benefits the 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 9am. Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona. Call 973-322-4259 for more information.

The Waterboys Perform The Waterboys have been blending Celtic folk music and rock since 1981 similar to groups like The Pogues and The Decemberists. 8pm. Mayo Call 973-539-8008 for information. (continued on page 84)

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Friends from Back to Nature will teach you how to make your own scarecrow, perfect for the harvest season. Bring long pants, one longsleeved shirt and pillow case. Feel free to add any other trimmings, such as hats and scarves. 10-11:30am. Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Rd., Far Hills. Call 908-234-2677 for more information.

Mauricio de Souza and his Brazilian Jazz group will be performing standards of the Brazilian Jazz and Jazz repertoires. Arrangements will include tunes from the new album with compositions by many famous composers. 10pm. Papillon 25, 25 Valley St., South Orange. Call 973761-5299 for more information.

Story Time Children of all ages and their caregivers enjoy picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children from the Nutley area. Registration is not required. 10am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. Call 973-667-0405 for more information.

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Neil Berg, composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musicals, presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows, sung by today’s top Broadway stars! 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood. Call 201-227-1030 for more information.

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings The Streisand Songbook Ann Hampton Callaway is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! Callaway is also a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on six of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for more information.

“Grape Expectations” Event A unique wine and food event with a “Twist” to benefit The Montclair Public Library. Eric Asimov, chief wine and food critic for the New York Times will host an intimate wine master class from 6:30-7:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 744-0500 for more information.

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For Pain, Acupuncture is the 1st Choice… For Acupuncture, Dr. Liang is the 1st Choice. West Orange Alter Egos benefit West Orange Performers from across the performing arts spectrum perform to raise funds for the 2014 NJAI@OSPAC season. 7:30-10pm. Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Call 973-669-7385. For more information.

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Museum welcomes historian and author William B. Styple, for gallery tours of the “American Heroes in Bronze: The Artwork of James E. Kelly”, an exhibit of bronze sculptures is currently on display in the upstairs gallery. 1-4pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 ext. 15 for more information.

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Muriel Anderson Clinic & Concert International guitar sensation Muriel Anderson will be hosting a clinic and concert. Special guests Bill Brandon and Paul Yanosik will accompany on guitar. Clinic 3-5pm, concert 6-8pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 973-744-2600 or email

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“Hi Dr. Sean, it’s Sandra checking in. I ended the hCG diet down 22 lbs and have continued to go down another 4 lbs using the post-diet formula you suggested. My daughter Nancy is down 39 lbs total, which is an additional 8 lbs since our last day of the hCG diet. We’d love to come back in and get measured and ‘talk’ with you about doing it again to hit our goal. YOU DID IT! YOU RESET IT! IT WORKS!” —Sandra H. & Nancy L.

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An Evening of Stories & Songs with Alejandro Escovedo & Shelby Lynne

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Keeping Babies Safe 5K Run-Walk Keeping Babies Safe, is holding it’s Annual 5k Run/Walk to raise money for Keeping Babies Safe’s outreach educational programs. 9:30am. Harry Dunham Park, 490 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge. Call 908-2043003 for more information.

Alejandro Escovedo is a celebrated, versatile, singer/songwriter whose punk-rock roots in 70’s San Francisco can still be heard in his roots rock/ alternative country style. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Yield: 3 pizzas, 24 small slices 1 1/2 cups summer squash (about 2 medium size) yellow and/or green 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 red onion 2 vine ripe tomatoes 3 (6-inch) round pitas 1 cup classic Hummus Black pepper and salt to taste Slice summer squash in 1/4-inch rounds. Place in bowl and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Peel and cut red onion in half. Then slice with grain in 1/3-inch wedges. Repeat with second half. Place in bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and combine. Cut tomatoes in half and slice 4-6 half-moon wedges. Repeat with second half. Place in bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt and combine. Grill summer squash about 4 minutes on each side. Grill onions about 5 minutes, rotating once. Grill tomatoes about 5 minutes rotating once. Warm pita on the grill about 3 minutes each side. Once warm, remove pita from heat and slather with about 1/3 cup hummus. Top with summer squash, tomatoes and onions. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy.

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

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 973-785-4255 Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO





Gennaro’s Cucina Old World Italian Cuisine DINEIN • DELIVERY • CATERING • CARRY OUT

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Rare, The Steakhouse

440 Main St, Little Falls • 973-256-6699 Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN




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Il Vicolo Ristorante

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-740-0016 Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party availablve. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

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RESTAUR ANT GUIDE Thavma Mediterranean Grill

4 -Time Best of Essex Winner–Best Chinese Restaurant & Takeout • Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • The Finest Ingredients and Marinades • Cook with CholesterolFree, Trans Fat-Free Canola Oil • Delicious Lunches & Dinners Delivered to Your Home or Office

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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, NR, H, MCC, TO


11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 Enjoy gourmet food prepared by proprietor/chef John Giglio in a relaxing atmosphere, complete with a dark wood panel wine bar and embellishments in warm faux-finished tones, rich gold fabrics and deep hues, highlighted by the baby grand piano featuring live music every Wed through Sat evening. Wine bar/BYO, ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

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33 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland • 973-364-8277 A Roman trattoria serving truly authentic, gourmet Italian cuisine and Romanstyle pizzas. The menu is crafted from all naturally-grown foods sourced locally whenever possible and imported from artisians in Italy. At Rezza, every ingredient matters. BYO, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D


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. Three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO



Verona Inn

Highlawn Pavilion

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544 Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of the daily specials— Sunday Bloody Sunday, Millionaire Mondays, Wimpy Tuesday, Date Night Wednesday, Girls Night Out Thursday, TFI Friday and SuperSize Saturday. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell

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

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

MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available MN: Menu on Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.


973-287-6307 Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP


FRESH, LOCAL AUTUMN DISHES AT LUNELLO We have expanded our Farm to Table produce selection by teaming up with ZONE 7, a unique service that connects local farmers and chefs. Our passion is to provide the freshest ingredients that support our local farmers. Come to LuNello and enjoy true FARM to TABLE cuisine provided by our acclaimed chef and our local farmers!

632 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-337-8451 Opening later this month, Michael Sobon has created a restaurant that blends the nostalgic values of quality, pride and the importance of family with modern conveniences and hi-tech touches. Pudsters offers delicious old-fashioned burgers at an affordable price, all served up by a friendly, attentive staff. BYO, NR, MCC, $IN, LP, SP, H, TO


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Real estate sales

July 2013 Home SaleS Caldwell

Address 56 Elm Rd 108 Central Ave 52 Central Ave 12 Fells Manor Rd 39 Highview Rd 26 Knollwood Ter 22A Lane Ave


homes were sold in July, up from 239 in June and 201 in May and up 38% from a year earlier. The strongest growth came in properties sold for under $500K, up 29% compared with a month earlier. The average sales price was $529,700, which was down 4% compared with June, but up 10% compared with July, 2012. The median days on market of sold properties was just 28, reflecting the strength of the market. 159 homes sold in their first month on the market, up 27% from 125 in June.

List Price 315,000 324,000 378,000 449,000 469,000 500,000 535,000

Cedar Grove

40 Carlson Pky 66 Ozone Ave 23 Lakewood Ave 204 Little Falls Rd 214 W Lindsley Rd 59 Sunrise Ter 31 Sunrise Ter 33 Donato Dr 40 Harper Ter 43 Longview Rd 37 Mountainview Dr 85 Ozone Ave 16 Daniel Dr 44 Rugby Rd 18 Grissing Ct 45 Cedar Grove Pkwy

239,000 249,900 250,000 265,000 275,000 279,000 289,000 299,900 334,500 349,900 399,000 399,900 405,000 409,900 409,900 459,000

Bed/Bath Sale Price 4/2 287,500 3/2 330,000 3/1.2 370,000 3/2.2 449,000 4/2 485,000 5/4 500,000 5/4 530,000

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

255,000 230,000 277,000 260,000 276,000 250,000 268,000 280,000 320,000 340,000 480,000 385,000 431,000 405,000 410,000 442,000

18 The Fairway 7 Brookside Ter 19 Woodmere Rd 20 Clover Ct 809 Holly Ln 11 Chestnut Ct 87 Haller Dr

459,900 469,900 485,000 525,000 539,000 549,900 579,900

essex Fells

53 Park Ln 225 Roseland Ave

629,000 899,000

Glen ridGe

25 Willow St 90 Carteret St 18 Ridgewood Ave 9 Adams Pl 308 Maolis Ave 40 Chapman Pl 32 Oakwood Ave 294 Ridgewood Ave 58 Essex Ave 20 Douglas Rd 90 Baldwin St 190 Bay Ave 393 Forest Ave 17 Highland Ave 49 Forest Ave

275,000 319,000 375,000 379,900 387,000 512,000 519,000 560,000 579,000 589,000 599,000 625,000 649,000 699,000 795,000

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

460,000 477,777 485,000 525,000 440,000 550,500 605,000

4/2.1 6/4.1

580,000 875,000

3/2 2/1 4/1.1 3/1.1 4/1.1 5/3.1 4/1.2 4/3.1 6/2.2 5/1.1 4/2.1 4/3 4/3.2 4/3 6/3.1

210,000 350,000 325,000 389,000 446,500 541,912 555,000 550,000 575,000 575,000 583,000 615,000 730,000 716,000 882,000

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25 Lincoln Ave 25 Brookside Ave 16 S Ashby Ave 22 Countryside Dr 18 Carlisle Dr 23 Sycamore Ter 27 Fellswood Dr 58 Belmont Dr 119 Turlington Ct 37 Spring Rd 319 Kensington Ln 67 W McClellan Ave 15 Crescent Rd 84 N Ashby Ave 28 Tiffany Dr 17 Hampton Ter 18 Browning Dr 13 Fairfax Dr 30 Rossmore Ter 4312 Pointe Gate Dr 52 Hillside Ave 12 Dickinson Ln 4 Mounthaven Dr 36 Wingate Dr 56 Lee Rd 8 Garnet Ter 21 Wellington Rd

280,000 289,888 339,000 339,000 349,900 350,000 399,500 400,000 425,000 439,000 439,500 449,900 465,000 469,000 479,000 479,900 490,000 499,000 499,500 504,500 519,000 530,000 530,000 535,000 538,125 539,000 540,000

3/1 2/1 3/1.1 2/1 4/2 3/2.1 3/1.1 3/1.1 2/2 3/1.1 2/2 3/2 3/1.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 4/2 4/1.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 2/2.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 4/2 4/2 3/1.1

312,000 285,000 375,000 370,000 350,000 425,000 382,500 412,800 415,000 456,168 433,000 455,000 455,000 450,000 518,000 490,000 475,000 560,000 501,500 475,000 515,000 500,000 530,000 520,000 558,400 539,000 571,000

15 Page Pl 579,000 26 Ridgewood Dr 589,000 45 Carillon Cir 599,000 62 Martin Rd 599,000 77 Falcon Rd 600,000 15 Cherry Hill Rd 625,000 7 Pebble Beach Dr 655,000 8 Oskar Ct 688,000 34 Tanglewood Dr 695,000 9 Westgate Rd 725,000 22 Cedar Gate Dr, 32 749,900 9 Thurston Dr 775,000 12 East Dr 779,000 18 Cedar Gate Dr, 34 794,900 11 Wilshire Dr 799,000 12 Chetwynd Ter 849,000 21 Hemlock Rd 950,000 17 Drummond Ter 1,100,000 29 Stoneham Dr 1,140,000 6 Marisa Ct 1,429,000


515 Bloomfield Ave, 2A 119,000 54 Linden Ave 177,000 10 Crestmont Rd, 2R 179,000 19 Central Ave 239,000 53 James, 3 242,000 51 S Park St, 302 300,000 515 Bloomfield Ave, 2B 310,000 31 Walnut St 340,000

3/2.1 3/3.1 3/4 4/3 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/3.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 3/3.1 6/4.1 5/4.1 5/3.1 5/4.1

0/1 2/1 2/2 3/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/2

550,000 612,000 560,000 600,000 638,000 625,000 645,000 665,000 680,000 725,000 689,000 800,000 750,000 780,000 775,000 865,000 999,999 1,200,000 1,075,000 1,335,000

125,000 177,000 177,000 235,000 235,000 300,000 285,000 330,000

5 Roosevelt Pl, 2N 36 Lexington Ave 41 Walnut Cres 5 Roosevelt Pl, 2D 48 S Park St, 509 191 Grove St 15 Garden St 83 Bay St, 7 5 High Ter 199 Grove St 12 Oxford St 14 Gray St 308 N Fullerton Ave 111 Elm St 63 Essex Ave 174 Park St 52 Ardsley Rd 154 Montclair Ave 168 Park St 26 Clinton Ave 111 Montclair Ave 195 Christopher St 41 Tuxedo Rd 91 Christopher St 107 Montclair Ave 151 Highland Ave 214 N Mountain Ave 177 Union St 21 Parkway 24 Highland Ave

375,000 385,000 399,000 399,990 449,000 449,000 449,000 464,900 485,000 489,000 499,000 499,000 560,000 585,000 629,000 680,000 689,000 729,000 729,900 740,000 749,000 759,000 775,000 799,000 839,000 995,000 1,050,000 1,180,000 1,305,000 1,349,900

2/2 5/3.2 3/1 3/2.1 2/2 3/1.1 2/2 2/2.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 5/2.1 4/2.2 4/2 6/3 5/3.2 5/3.2 6/2.1 5/4 5/3.2 5/4.1 5/3.2 6/4.2 5/4.1 6/3.2 5/3.2 8/3.1 5/3.1 7/4.1

381,100 393,000 420,000 440,000 449,500 493,000 501,000 435,000 485,000 516,000 510,000 555,000 560,000 625,000 651,000 662,000 758,000 801,000 760,000 729,000 877,000 771,000 869,000 770,000 958,525 995,000 1,191,000 1,140,735 1,255,000 1,250,000

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12 Harding Ave 19 Canterbury Dr 44 Deer Trail Rd 2 Woodland Ave 50 Brookside Ter 26 Highland Dr 11 Spruce Rd 222 Smull Ave 30 Hickory Dr 26 Maywood Ct 34 Fox Run 27 Beachmont Ter

439,000 524,900 599,900 649,000 655,000 679,000 725,000 729,900 739,900 1,199,000 1,269,000 1,590,000


3 Bartlett Ct 18 Conklin Ct 42 Bovensiepen Ct 73 Schweinberg Dr 25 Davenport Ave 50 Pacio Ct 13 Cheryl Ln 2 Bovensiepen Ct 4 Huntingdon Ln 6 Hickory Ln

430,000 495,000 535,000 559,000 574,900 599,999 615,000 618,000 887,000 900,000

6/5.2 6/6.1

2,221,010 2,900,000

4/2 3/2 4/3.1 4/2.1 5/3.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.2 3/3.1 5/5.1 5/5.1 5/5.1

399,000 580,000 599,900 628,000 635,000 690,000 717,500 695,000 800,000 1,057,500 1,280,000 1,550,000

3/2.1 2/2.2 2/2.1 2/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 4/4 4/4

426,000 495,000 545,000 535,000 550,000 590,000 607,500 608,000 870,000 900,000

Upper MontClair

530 Valley Rd, 2V 229,000 122 Squire Hill Rd 329,000 8 Rutgers Pl 349,000 118 Squire Hill Rd 429,000 2 Nassau Rd 499,900 515 Highland Ave 520,000 11 Burnside St 539,900 101 Gordonhurst Ave 549,000 65 Beverly Rd 549,900 26 Braemore Rd 549,900 8 Norman Rd 599,000 73 Edgemont Rd 619,000 41 Carolin Rd 619,000 570 Park St 625,000 45 Aubrey Rd 629,000 576 Upper Mountain Ave 629,000 280 N Mountain Ave 639,000 79 Edgemont Rd 687,000 36 Carolin Rd 689,000 31 The Fairway 709,000 302 Park St 725,000 243 Highland Ave 749,000 377 Park St 945,000 171 Wildwood Ave 999,900 64 Oakwood Ave 1,075,000 186 Cooper Ave 1,400,000

1/1 3/1.1 4/2 3/1.1 3/3.1 3/1.1 5/2 3/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 5/3.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 5/2.1 5/3.1 6/3.1 6/3.1 3/2.1 6/4 6/3.1 4/3.1 7/4.1

223,500 345,000 335,000 430,000 470,000 560,000 577,750 610,000 542,500 525,000 561,000 656,000 695,000 691,000 686,000 690,995 606,000 773,300 759,000 755,000 794,000 830,000 999,999 1,100,000 1,210,100 1,383,000


1 Claridge Dr, 414 159,900 349 Bloomfield Avenue, 95 159,900 6 Wedgewood Dr, 3-7 160,000 1 Claridge Dr, 1002 169,900 349 Bloomfield Ave, 39 182,000 2 Claridge Dr, 9GE 235,200 352 Bloomfield Ave, A1 269,900 148 Franklin St 299,999 23 Hamilton Rd 355,000 36 Montclair Ave 359,000 52 Hillside Ave 369,900 2 Claridge Dr, 5DE 375,000 73 Claremont Ave 379,900 43 Gerdes Ave 379,900 31 Grove Ave 384,900 90 Reid Pl 385,000 101 Elmwood Rd 389,000 53 Montrose Ave 445,000 53 Hillside Ave 479,000 40 Stocker Rd 485,000 11 Laurel Court 579,000 62-64 Afterglow Ave 619,900 100 Forest Ave 665,000 2 Fellswood Dr 719,000 76 Afterglow Ave 729,000

1/1.1 1/1 2/1 1/1.1 2/1 1/1.1 2/2.1 4/1 3/1 3/2 3/2 2/2 3/2 2/1.1 4/2 3/2 3/1.1 3/1.2 3/2.1 3/3 4/2.1 5/3.1 4/3.1 4/3 3/2.1

155,000 155,000 145,000 165,000 182,000 235,000 250,000 317,500 375,000 350,000 350,000 367,000 380,300 375,000 384,900 370,000 380,000 450,000 480,500 457,500 560,000 600,000 645,000 695,000 703,000

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west Caldwell

580 Bloomfield Ave, 5B 200,000 92 Park Ave 329,000 168 Central Ave 338,000 25 Stonybrook Rd 499,000 38 Knoll Ter 525,000 14 Dalewood Rd 629,000 22 Crossbrook Ln 665,000 76 Woodside Ave 765,000

west oranGe

10 Smith Manor Blvd, 319 160,000 52 Mitchell St 169,900 23 Maple Ave 170,000 102 Watchung Ave 189,900 10 Smith Manor Blvd, 303 209,000 11 Karam Cir 229,000 7 Westwood Dr N 229,900 730 Northfield Ave 235,000 329 Araneo Dr 239,900 15 Belle Terre Rd 248,000 70 Conforti Ave 249,500 376 Northfield Ave 260,000

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

195,000 330,000 330,000 485,000 515,400 620,000 640,000 745,000

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

163,500 155,000 186,000 90,000 192,000 229,000 142,500 238,000 233,000 225,000 255,000 260,200

32 Valley Way 19 Wakeman St 19 Merklin Ave 91 Carteret St 34 Mayfair Dr 65 Blackburne Ter 48 Stanford Ave 16 Clarken Dr 4 Lenox Ter 22 Dawson Ave 10 Calvin Ter 54 Cobane Ter 27 Stanford Ave 4 Currey Ln 5 Davey Dr 4 Merklin Ave 3 Collamore Ter 180 Zeppi Ln 20 Helen Ave 22 Schindler Ter 42 Lenox Ter 20 Seaman Rd 75 Edgewood Ave 26 Wedgewood Dr 45 Colony Dr E

277,000 279,000 295,000 299,900 315,000 315,000 318,000 319,000 329,000 329,000 330,000 335,000 335,000 335,000 349,000 349,000 349,000 349,000 350,000 357,000 359,000 365,000 375,000 375,000 385,000

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

280,000 290,000 250,000 299,900 315,000 315,000 300,000 330,000 321,000 317,500 319,000 310,000 335,000 335,000 345,000 349,000 355,000 340,000 350,000 335,000 359,000 351,250 320,000 337,500 380,000

14 Glenside Dr 389,500 35 Ferris Dr 397,500 4 Mullarkey Dr 399,000 21 Lapis Cir 399,900 8 Ellison Ave 400,000 35 Belgrade Ter 400,000 18 Waddington Ave 419,000 6 N Cobane Ter 425,000 29 Dogwood Rd 425,000 16 Yale Ter 439,000 60 Burnett Ter 449,000 34 Whalen Ct 449,000 1083 Smith Manor Blvd 469,000 19 Grand View Ave 499,000 35 Gilbert Pl 535,000 51 Highwood Rd 585,000 14 Hillcrest Ave 609,900 5 Bakley Ter 639,900 35 O’Connor Cir 659,000 11 Luth Ter 659,900 536 Melrose Pl 669,000 108 Metzger Dr 845,990 31 Mountain Dr 850,000 47 Gregory Ave 925,000 35 Gregory Ave 1,199,000

4/3.1 4/2.1 2/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/3.1 4/3.1 4/2 4/2.1 4/2.2 3/3.1 3/3.1 5/3.2 5/2.1 4/3.1 4/4 4/3.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 5/3.2 3/3 5/4 4/3 5/5.1

390,000 392,000 399,000 385,000 375,000 410,000 437,000 422,000 420,000 439,000 435,000 435,000 475,000 495,500 525,000 585,000 620,000 640,500 645,000 615,000 686,000 830,522 805,000 925,000 980,000

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

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