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What is/was Your Favorite Subject in School? By Warren Westura

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It was Psychology. Because I am fascinated by people and I love being able to help children, and that’s why I am a teacher!

Math, because there is either a right or wrong answer. With English and other subjects it is all opinionated to me.

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I am a nurse so I would say Biology. I was just interested! —Sara RIeber, Livingston

Math. I just have this alignment with numbers and I have an attraction of figuring out formulas. —Robert Zebaida, Livingston

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I like analyzing and figuring out problems so it would be math.


Gym, because it’s fun to run around!

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Language Arts. Because when I open a book, I just fall into it! —Ulla Grobing, Princeton

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On the Spot What is/was Your Favorite Subject in School?

10 Inside Essex News and Happenings in Our Area

12 Calendar of Events 21 Fine Art and Crafts Show 25 Charity Car Show 46 Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival 50 Open Car Show Charity Event

22 10th Annual Best of Essex 2018 Readers’ Choice Nominees

27 Local Gift Guide


20 Making Homes Safer & Smarter Electrician Q&A

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52 Health, Beauty, Wellness 53 All Pro Health Helps Patients with Integrated Approach 55 Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

31 The Benefits of Bilingual Education: Opening the World of Possibilities for Children

56 Step Up Your Slumber & Boost Your Well-being

32 Educational Resources & Private School Open Houses

59 New Smile, Enhanced Quality of Life, in Just One Day!

36 Tuturing and Enrichment Resources

61 Resource Directory

38 Seen in Essex Back 2 School Smiles

41 Cutest Cat Contest Check out the winners!

57 Oh, Your Aching Back

64 Dining 64 Tableside Elegance at The Manor 66 Restaurant Guide

74 Best of Essex Resource Directory 78 Diamond Minds


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ndividuals with the desire to pursue a hobby or career in acting are welcome to develop their talents and flourish at The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts in Bloomfield. The school, now in its 15th year, is a non profit organization dedicated to offering the best acting , musical theatre, improvisation, and T.V. and film training. Two free sample class days will be held for prospective students to learn about the school and take free acting classes. The classes will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 11am-12:30pm for Adults and on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-12:30pm for Kids, Tweens and Teens. Adults will have the opportunity to take “Intro to Acting”, “Intro to Improvisation”, “TV Commercials”, or “Musical Theatre”. Kids, Tweens and Teens will be able to take a variety of classes depending on their grade level, ranging from grades K-12. “The wonderful thing about the sample class day is that anyone interested in trying a class or finding out about acting or musical theater can do so, in a welcoming environment with no obligation to register for classes. It is absolutely stress free. Students often tell us that they loved the opportunity to meet the teachers and find out if NJSDA was going to be a good fit for them.” , stated directors Beth Baur and Bob Sapoff.

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Linda Lucas, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Essex (3rd from right), East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannula (4th from right)


elebrating 62 years, Camp Hope located in East Hanover, completed a makeover as a result of fundraising efforts, where The Arc of Essex County’s Create Play Capital Campaign raised over $1 million dollars. A ribbon cutting took place on June 28 under the new 1,488 square foot open air pavilion. Additional enhancements that were unveiled include a new accessible-friendly playground, splash pad, basketball and volleyball courts, and expanded recreation field. Since 1956, Camp Hope–a seven week summer day camp–has been dedicated to serving children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The camp provides engaging activities, with attention given to promote daily living skills, peer interaction, and socialization techniques.

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Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 This program is designed for toddlers and adults to discover the natural world together. We will use the alphabet to explore different animals in our zoo. Each day children will discover a different animal type such as mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Stories, projects, and special animal visitors in the classroom enhance your class experience. 2 & 3 years old with a caregiver. 1:30am–12:30pm. The Berson Education Center at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Calendar of Events SEPTEMBER 2018 Ongoing Constructing Identity in America (1766–2017) This permanent collection show of more than 80 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper will address a variety of characteristics that contribute to one’s sense of self, including civic, cultural, artistic, religious, professional, and sociopolitical identities, sense of place and personal space, and non-conformity. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Saturday, September 1 Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. September classes are Intro to WORD and Intermediate WORD. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. visit

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

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. for more information.

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What’s Happening in the American Art Galleries?

Don’t miss a display of highlights of modern American painting on view near the Charles W. Engelhard Court (first floor, main building). Artists featured include Marsden Harley, Edward Hopper, Norman Lewis, Georgia O’Keeffe and more. Created between 1920 and 1968, these works present an overview of the Museum’s extensive collection of American modern and contemporary painting, from still life subjects and scenes of everyday life to a variety of abstract styles. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973593-6550.

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Selichot Night at B’nai Shalom Learn about the music of the high holidays with Rabbi Robert Tobin and David Ackerman, the Shaliach Tzibur for the High Holidays. 10;30pm. Selichot Service. 11pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160.

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Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes, played by Glenn Franke and his very talented band. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd.,West Orange. 973-7367899.





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Researchers in Israel followed 229M Y women and found that a 15 minuteY visit from a trained “medical CMclown” immediately after embryo transfer in-CM MY creased the pregnancy rate to 36%,MY CY compared with 20% for women whose embryo transfer was CMYcome-CY dy free. So how might laughter help CMY K fertility? Perhaps by stimulating the relaxation response. When peopleK are stressed they tend to take shallow breaths. Extending the exhale which is exactly what laughter is; has a profound effect on blood chemistry, laughter stimulates beta-endoprhins, our feel-good chemicals. Interestingly, these are similar benefits to those believed to result from acupuncture treatment that is also associated with improved success of IVF cycles. Local laughter yoga leader Joan Castellano will offer 30 minute laughter yoga session in the studio for 4 weeks Mondays & Wednesdays 8:55-9:25am. NJ Acupuncture Wellness ~ The Wellness Place, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair.


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An outdoor entertainment covered event celebrating the music, food, crafts, arts, traditions of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Possibly the largest Nordic event in North America. 10am-6pm. NJ Vasa Park, 33 Vasa Dr Hackettstown.

Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show The event will feature artists and crafters, retails vendors, great food, fun rides, live music and much more. Fun for the whole family. Free admission.11am-5pm. Downtown Nutley.

Monday, September 3 Labor Day Paddle

For adults and children ages 10 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian. Take a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. Paddlers will enjoy scenery and peacefulness as they paddle up the river and float downstream. 10am-Noon OR 2-4pm. Meet in the Garibaldi Hall parking lot, 621 B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Advance registration is required; call 973-228-8776. w.essexcountyparks. org/facilities/environmental-center

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Tuesday, September 4 Art Rescue Consultation Does your art need cleaning or repair? Are your old mats and backing damaging your prints? Would you like to fix that cracked or broken frame? Every Tuesday from 4-6pm, bring in your art for a free consultation for rescue and restoration. Jerry’s will make recommendations on how to bring your artworks back to life. Appointments suggested/walk ins welcome. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.


Computer Lab If you need assistance with your iPad, Android, iPhone, tablet or laptop, bring it to the Library for Tech Help. Also basic assistance on computers will be offered. Tuesdays 3-5pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.


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Chi Kung for Cancer Patients

LaBlast Open Class

The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services offers Chi Kung, a mind-body practice that involves gentle physical movement, mental focus and deep breathing, to those undergoing treatment, have completed treatment or are seeking a preventative approach to health and well-being. Tuesdays 6-7pm. Free; registration required. Radiation Oncology Classroom, Room 1749, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-2540.

Take your mind, body and soul on a journey through ballroom based dances from different countries, cultures and characteristics. LaBlast is a workout in disguise, while learning the true skill of dance. This event is open to all, members and the community. Created by three-time world champion Louis Van Amstel. 8-9pm. YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park St., Montclair. 973-744-3400.

Israel and American Jews: Common Destiny or Separate Paths. Dr. Michael Oren, Member of Knesset, Deputy Minister and Former Ambassador to the United States will speak at B’nai Shalom. The West Point Jewish Choir will perform prior to the presentation. 7:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973731-0160

Wednesday, September 5 Diabetes Self-Management Class The Diabetes Self-Management Class, is taught by certified diabetes educators, nurses and nutritionists, and includes four two-hour classes plus a one-hour follow-up class. Topics covered include Diabetes disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications, monitoring, prevention, detection, and treatment of acute and chronic complications, goal setting and problem solving, and psychosocial adjustment. Both day and evening courses are available. Wednesdays. A fee applies and pre-registration is required. 10am-Noon. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-322-7007 or

Jazz Jam Wednesdays Sit in with Mike Lee and friends or just enjoy the jam. 8pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 42 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Adult mat yoga Class 11:30am. Wednesdays. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Thursday, September 6 Dale Carnegie Preview The courses will help participants master the communication skills necessary in today’s demanding business environment. Time-tested skills and principles strengthen your inner voice, giving you the confidence to perform as a persuasive communicator, diligent problem solver, and focused leader. Free. 6-7:30pm. Dale Carnegie of Northern New Jersey, 1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109 West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-890-0909.

Comedy Night Evey first Thursday of the month. 8pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 42 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-7367899.

Tour Greenwood Gardens in search of early fall migrants. Explore several habitats including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. Also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door” to see who is stopping over. 8-11am. Registration required. NJ Audubon, Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-2584026.

Friday, September 7 How Smart Leaders Create Engaged Employees This workshop is for strong leaders who want to increase their effectiveness and their team’s performance. It focuses on improving employee engagement by developing enthusiastic, empowered, confident, and inspired employees. 9-11am. Dale Carnegie of Northern New Jersey, 1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109 West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-8900909

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UNICO Carnival Carnival will include games & rides; beer & wine garden; live music and chow donation drop off. Sept. 6 & 7, 6-10pm. Sept. 8, 2-1-pm. Sept. 9, 1-6pm. Livingston Circle, 290 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston.

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

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”Curlpaloza” a day of Natural Hair, entertainment, ARTS and empowerment with a purpose. Celebrate all hair, culture and support beauty brands that brace women of color around the world. Also join the Artisan’s Village.1-6pm. Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, Boland Drive, West Orange.

Run for North Caldwell

The 5K is a USATF-sanctioned race with prizes available where runners can earn Grand Prix points. Race starts at Borough Hall, 141 Gould Ave., North Caldwell. Start time: 8am. Net proceeds from each used to improve North Caldwell’s athletic fields and recreational facilities.

North Fullerton Arts and Crafts Fair There will be over 50 arts and craft vendors, hands on crafts and live artists, family friendly activities, food trucks, free health screenings face painting, live music, and much more. Free. 10am-5pm. First United Methodist Church, 24 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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SAT vs ACT Presentation A very informative presentation by the West Caldwell-based C2 Education Test Prep & Tutoring Center for college-bound students and their families. The session will give the attendees the opportunity to learn more about both college-entry tests to help students decide which is the right one for them to take. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.


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Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac screening to those ages 6-18 and concussion baseline screenings for those ages 5-18. 8am-2pm. Essex County Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. To learn more and schedule an appointment: or 888-724-7123.

Meet and greet small, friendly animals up close in the classroom and learn how to touch animals gently during this moderately structured program. Your child will also enjoy sensory interactions with feathers, turtle shells, puppets, and more. 6–24 months old with a caregiver. 10-10:45am. The Berson Education Center at Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

African Caribbean Festival Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. 11am-8pm. Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark.

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“Dance on the Lawn” Dance Festival

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Celebrating it’s fifth year, Dance on the Lawn 2018 will feature performances by more than 13 New York and New Jersey dance companies and schools. The Festival’s fifth anniversary celebration will also include work from the three consecutive winners of Dance on the Lawn’s Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer award, and a special showcase presentation of “Tap Dance in New Jersey.” 3-5pm. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Mike Griot’s Essex County South Mountain Blues Festival

Sunday, September 9 Grandparent’s Day Train Ride

Discover the therapeutic benefits of being in a garden and walking in nature. Gardening boosts dexterity and endurance, and can help to rebuild strength and mobility after an illness, medical crisis or injury. Nature helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills, and socialization. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857-9090 to register.

A diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. 12pm-8pm. Free. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange.

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Spend Grandparent’s Day at the Whippany Railway Museum and climb aboard their excursion train and take a relaxing trip back to a simpler time. Trains feature a unique collection of vintage cabooses from historic NJ rail lines of long ago. For a slightly higher fare you can upgrade your excursion experience by riding in the elegant 1927-era Club Car “Jersey Coast”, with all the amenities of the 1930’s. Train ride is a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip. Trains depart from the Whippany Station at 1,2,3 & 4pm, rain or shine. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany.

Bring your favorite fluffy friend for a visit to the bear hospital, hear stories, and go on an educational parade through the woods! Learn about bears in the wild and how to protect them. Register your children and their special stuffed friend online today. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills.

Monday, September 10 Chair Yoga (workouts streamed on video) every Monday. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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New Moms’ Circle and Breastfeeding Support Saint Barnabas offers a free support group led by a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in post partum adjustment. Topics include: transitioning to parenthood, mood changes, baby blues vs. postpartum depression and myths of motherhood. Mondays. 10am. A breastfeeding group follows at 11:30am. Free; online registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Tuesday, September 11 Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos. 11am-1pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield. 973-377-2007.


T’ai Chi Chih Classee Ten-week Fall T’ai Chi Chih session begins and runs Tuesdays through Nov. 27 (no class Oct. 16 or Nov. 6). 9:30 am (beginners) or 10:30 am (continuing students) The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP/more info: 973-477-8993 or

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Wednesday, September 12 Children’s Chess Class Children in grades 3-5 will learn basic chess skills from chess teacher Rick Greenebaum. 4pm-5pm Also on September 26, Oct 3, 10, and 17 Participants must commit to all 5 classes. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-9924600.

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Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. Free and open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Hilton Branch of Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 3:30-5pm. 973-762-8120. w w w. t w p . m a p l e w o o d . n j . u s / health-department

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Patients and their loved ones are invited to join the Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services for discussion, information and support regarding Head and Neck Cancer. The September topic will address “Understanding Long Term and Late Effects of Treatment” as presented by David Huang, MD, a Radiation Oncologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The group is facilitated by an Oncology social worker and Radiation Oncology nurse. 6-7pm. Free; registration required. Radiation Oncology Classroom, Room 1749, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-2743.

Park Bench Program Parents with young children will enjoy MAM Park Bench, a program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. 9:30-11:30am, second Wednesday of the month. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

The North Essex Business Resource Breakfast is a structured networking event providing each attendee the opportunity to present a brief commercial about their business and interact with members and guests. Each breakfast features a business leader speaking on a topic of interest. Attendees receive contact information for all other attendees and the opportunity to openly network with one another in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Second Thursday of each month. 7:15-9am. Parking on the street and in rear. Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Teen Crafternoon Create a stained glass (effect) votive candle holder. 3:30-4:30pm. Room B. Suplies provided. Registration required. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

“Screen Wonder” Screening Starring Julia Roberts, this upbeat story of kindness, compassion and self-acceptance that glides along with wit, assurance, and grace. The film has something touching and resonant to say about the current climate of American bullying. A wonderful film about how a young boy deals with a deformity. Lunch begins at 12:30pm. Program 1pm. Contact Lois at 973533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Musical Storytime with Guitar Joe Join Guitar Joe for a fun-filled halfhour featuring a magnificent medley of music and storytelling: songs, picture books, puppet shows, dance parties, multimedia presentations, drum circles, egg-shaker jams, and so much more. For children ages 2 to 5 years, and their caregivers. 6:30-7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

“Climate Change” CBS Meteorologist John Elliott will present a slide-lecture about the environmental effects of rising global temperatures, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Evidence of rapid climate change and the scientific debate will also be discussed. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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The Apex of Stone Design The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymoyr St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will host “Tickled Pink,” an after-hours fundraising event that will benefit the Zoological Society of New Jersey’s mission to promote the zoo and the conservation of wildlife. The event will include: A chance to meet flamingos “up-close”; guest interactions with “education animals”, Hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beer and wine; A silent auction with animal-themed items. 6 to 8:30pm. Tickets available for those 18 and older. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

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Minyan Meyuchad at B’nai Shalom The first of the monthly shabbat morning services and programs designed for adults with special needs. 11am. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 .

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Experience a mini-retreat for your soul. Take time away from your daily busy schedule and allow yourself to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate life. During this gathering, you will experience the powerful and proven “Guided Visualization for Self-Healing” process, which is a combination of deep relaxation, ancient wisdom and cognitive mindfulness. This combination will create a sense of awareness and deep relaxation, allowing you to tap into your intuition, find answers to old problems, stop toxic and negative thinking and break self destructive patterns of negative thinking. Come together and you will start to feel at ease and at peace with yourself. 8-9pm. Verona Location. Registration is required. Call Sue Waldman at 973857-9090.


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Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings and Community Health Education Fair This community-based event is for women who are uninsured or underinsured. Women have the opportunity to receive: cervical cancer screening, mammography/breast exam, HIV testing, eye examination, HPV vaccine (limited quantities for ages 19-26) Test results, physician consultations and follow-up care recommendations will be provided the same day. Free programs and services for families nclude: complimentary lunch, music and entertainment, children’s activities, exercise demonstration, colorectal cancer screening kits, prostate health information for men, health info goodie bag. Space is limited pre-register today. 8am-4pm. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, 205 South Orange Ave., Newark.

A dramatic, sometimes funny, story that examines the perils of sister-girlfriend relationships by exploring loyalty, bonds, authenticity and empowerment. Can this group of girlfriends really get through anything that threatens to disband their sisterhood circle? 3-6pm. Essex County College, 303 University Ave., Newark.

Martin Sexton Performs Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, First Congregational Church Of Montclair, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Breakfast with Red Panda A morning conservation program that features the Red Panda as its educational focus. Ticket includes: discovery activity, hot breakfast, education program, up-close introductions to some ambassdor animals, meet and greet a keeper and red pandas at the exhibit, admission to the zoo for the day. Also September 16. 8:30-10am. Savanna Cafe and Red Panda exhibit, Turtl Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext.103.

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Fine Art & Crafts Show Celebrates 35 Years Enter the creative world of fine art and fine craft by spending time at the 35th Annual Fine Art and Crafts Show. Ask questions and learn what inspires the creative process of over 150 exhibitors. Fine artists and fine craftspeople will share their talents at the 34th annual Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County’s Anderson Park. There is no better way to buy handcrafted fine art and fine crafts than to meet with the artisans themselves and to see and feel the creations first hand. Fine artists working in a variety of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, silver and gold will please the tastes of the fine art and craft lover. This free to the public show, co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks and Rose Squared Productions, Inc.

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Family Art Adventure Explore and discuss artworks in the galleries and engage in a fun handson project in the studio. This program is designed for children 6-12 and their adult companions. Reservations not required. 2-3:30pm, third Saturday of the month. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

History buffs and sports fanatics alike can appreciate a fast-paced and historically accurate vintage baseball game as The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) welcomes the Hoboken Nine—a vintage baseball club. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but don’t expect modern baseball—this game will be played like it’s 1864! Bring the kids and spend an old-timey Saturday with the HSOB. Wrights Field, 180 Weaver Ave., at the bottom of Baldwin Place, Bloomfield. 1:30pm. 973-743-8844.

Parkinson’s Support Group of North Jersey Those with PD and/or Care/partners can participate. Speaker will be a nurse from Abb Vie Inc. explaining a new way to take carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet). 10am-Noon. Mountainside Hospital, Private Dining Room, 1 Bay Ave., Montclair. For information call Elsa 973-731-5011.

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The park will be transferred into mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more. Watch demonstrations, meet talented exhibitors and learn what inspires them; sample specialty food treats or enjoy a variety of ethnic foods for a meal at this free to the public event. Sept. 16, Also 10am-5pm. Anderson Park, Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Afternoon Dance Advanced contras only with Sue Gola and In-Tent-City 4-6pm. Listeners are welcome. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Please carry in clean softsoled shoes for dancing. 973-2956864.

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CHARITY CAR SHOW The Natural Glass Corvette Association’s (NGCA) 43rd Annual Charitable Open Car Show will feature Corvettes, antiques, muscle cars, street rods, custom cars, a DJ, prizes and refreshments. Registration is limited to 175 cars and pre-registration is $15 per car; $20 at the gate. 70 trophies will be awarded and dash plaques will be given to all registered cars. Free spectator parking is available. Donations will benefit: Help Hope Live; The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; The Wounded Warrior Project; The Marine Corp League and the National Corvette Museum. What started out as a small group of Corvette enthusiasts in 1971 in the Morris County area quickly grew into an organized club that became incorporated in the State of New Jersey in May of 1973. The NGCA is a Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum.

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Items included are small furniture such as tables, bookcases, chairs, chests, lamps, kitchen stuff, ceramics and glassware, linens (table and other), toys (no stuffed animals), garden equipment, patio/deck furniture, outdoor decoratives, paintings & prints, holiday decorations, rugs, costume jewelry, collectibles, toys and games, books, clocks, radios, small TV’s, bikes, handbags and tote bags, luggage, tools, sports equipment, pet stuff, and more. Rain or Shine. 9am3pm. Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould St., Verona.

Sunday, September 16 Open Mind with Nathan Englander “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” a new political thriller by Nathan Englander that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner’s existence. 4-5:30pm. Main Library, Auditorium, 50 So Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.


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“Why We Remember: A Musical Tribute to the USA” The title of this Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists’ concert is based on the title of one of Frank Capra’s documentaries illustrating the dramatic history of World War II. It is important to secure the U.S.’s heritage which is celebrated through American songs. BRAVO will showcase its talented singers of past and present. Their voices will soar, the songs will shine and you will remember. Reception to follow concert. 3pm. The Presbyterian Church of Livingston, 271 West Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-884-2512.

Hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit the friendly farm animals, lend a hand churning butter and pressing apples into cider, and watch a blacksmith perform his craft. Enjoy live music, and learn some new old-time dance steps. Food available for purchase. Fun for the entire family. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Drop–in Studio Drop by MAM’s Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio to explore a range of art materials and processes based on artwork on view in the galleries. Open-ended activities are designed to spark creativity in artists of all ages and abilities with seasoned MAM studio instructors standing by to provide hands-on assistance and technical advice. Come in for 20 minutes or stay for an hour and leave with your very own masterpiece. Free for Members / Included in Museum admission. 1-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Making Homes Safer & Smarter By Christine S. Maxwell, photo by Dan Epstein


nderson Electric Corp. in Verona has been providing an array of electrical services to Northern New Jersey residents for more than 25 years. They offer 200-amp service upgrades, generator installation/maintenance, and smart home setups. George Anderson, owner, describes some of the popular services below:

What are popular electrical services that you offer? We do a lot of knob and wiring remediation in many of the older homes in our area. The older wiring system is problematic because it is not grounded and has many unseen wiring splices within the walls of the homes. Many insurance companies will not insure homes with this system. Also, a home with knob & tube wiring may be more difficult to sell. We also do many 200-amp service upgrades. The electrical system is like the trunk of a tree with branches stemming from it. For today’s electrical needs, the proper branches are needed to supply increasing electrical demands. A 200-amp service provides a large “trunk” so that many “branches” can be installed to make your electrical system run smoothly and safely.

How can we make our homes smarter? For a smart home setup, you first need to choose an Assistant: Alexa (Amazon), Google Home, or Siri (Apple). After choosing an Assistant, we will need to pair it with other smart controls such as smart switches or smart appliance controls. When the Assistant is paired in a network of smart devices, you can control light in areas for security, climate control (heating and air conditioning), and various appliances. You can control many of these items by voice commands in the home, or certain lighting by mobile phone apps when away from home. Smart homes are energy efficient and save you money.

What is one important electrical fact that everyone should know? I recommend a yearly electrical maintenance evaluation. The damage caused by neglect and not maintaining your electrical system properly can result in repairs and become far costlier than a simple annual maintenance check to address small issues in an electrical system before they become major problems. Electrical codes change every three years. New and improved safety devices such as Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI), help

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The Benefits of a Bilingual Education Opening Up a WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES for Children By Susan Baldani, photos by Dan Epstein


udsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has been a pioneer in language immersion since 2005. Inspired to have her children learn Mandarin and connect with their Chinese heritage, Sharon Huang, HWIS Founder and CEO, began a preschool program (formerly known as Bilingual Buds) in the basement of her home with a handful of students. Sharon soon discovered many other parents who wanted early second language exposure for their children, thus relocating the school to Summit in 2007. Since then the school has expanded from a preschool Mandarin program to offering the choice of a Mandarin or Spanish immersion education for ages 2.5 through grade 5.

An immersion education provides content instruction in language arts, math, science and social studies primarily in a second language, such as Mandarin or Spanish and English. Through the program, students become bilingual and biliterate at a young age. Although HWIS utilizes the NJ State curriculum as a guide, students typically achieve above this standard. “It’s really a very unique program that you can’t get at this time at a public school or other independent schools in the area,” says Sharon. “Students are getting an excellent general education shown by high scores on standardized tests–while they are becoming bilingual and biliterate in a second language, which is increasingly what children need in the 21st century to compete with students all around the world.”.

All HWIS teachers are native speakers specially trained in immersion education. There is also a Leadership Team which has 70 plus years of combined experience in immersion education. The director, Elizabeth Willaum, has over 40 years alone. HWIS relocated to Stirling in June 2018 to offer the student body amenities that rival that of other private schools, and provide room for growth so that more students can develop the skills needed in the 21st century. Parents want their children to learn another language for a variety of reasons. “They know in tomorrow’s world having more than one language is going to open up all kinds of opportunities,” she stated. “We believe that ‘Bilingual students become brilliant adults.’”

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ew Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education, tutoring and enrichment classes. Here is a sampling of local private and independent schools, tutoring centers and enrichment classes with open house dates. These open houses provide insider information and help to answer questions for parents. Please contact each school or center directly for any questions.

The Craig School 10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon, Admissions Director Email: Age Groups: Grades 2-8 Go to for a complete list of open house dates.

The Craig School is an independent school

that specializes in working with students with learning disabilities in grades 2 through 12. They offer an academic program aligned with the NJ Student Learning Standards. Their program features proven, researchbased learning strategies including multisensory approaches, assistive technology, and organizational skills. These tools allow students to build their academic foundations, increase their ability to be active and independent learners, and develop a sense of who they are as individuals and students.

Craig High School 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: nmoon@ Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Go to for a complete list of open house dates.

Morristown-Beard School

Powerfully for learning and for for life Powerfully prepared prepared for learning and life

“We move beyond simply knowing the facts, to analysis and understanding.”

Open Houses

Grades 6 - 8 • Oct. 28 • 1:00 PM Grades 9-12 • Oct. 21 • 1:00 PM

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Golda Och Academy Lower School 122 Gregory Avenue, West Orange 973-602-3700 www.goldaochacademy. org Contact: Mara Suskauer, Director of Admissions - Lower School (973-602-3757) Email: Age Groups: Grades Pre-K through 5 Open Houses: Oct. 30 and Dec. 3

They nurture the unique potential of each student through an exceptional Jewish and general studies education.

Golda Och Academy Upper School 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-602-3600 www.goldaochacademy. org Contact: Micah Gottlieb, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management (973-602-3645)

Email: Age Groups: Grades 6 through 12

• Curriculum Panel (Preschool-Grade 12): Jan. 8, 6:30-8pm Register for open houses at

They nurture the unique potential of each student through an exceptional Jewish and general studies education.

Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. 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.

Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: Preschool (coed); K–Grade 12, (all girls)

Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 Contact: Saydi Callahan Keefe Email: Age Groups: Pre-K–Grade 8 (co-ed); Grades 9–12 (all girls)

• All School Open House: Oct. 28, 1-3pm • Preschool Open House—Bring Your Child!: Nov. 17, 9:30-11am • K–Grade 12 Open House: Nov. 17, 10am-noon • Middle & Upper School (Grades 6-12) Info Session: Dec. 5, 9-11am • Primary School (Preschool-Grade 5) Info Session: Dec. 6, 9:30-11:30am

• All Grades Open House: Sept. 30, 1-3pm • Be a Freshman for a Day (7th & 8th Grade ladies): Oct. 18, 8am-12pm (continued on page 34)

She’S the Change

She seeks truth through knowledge, transforms passion into action. She is a changemaker.

Attend Our Fall Open House: October 3, 6:30 PM October 28, 12 PM

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell NJ 973.226.0660 • 1122

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Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts, and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner, engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ. They are a recipient of the Best of Essex Gold Medal for Best Private School in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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All Academy Open House Sunday, Sept. 30th at 1 p.m.


Be A Freshman For A Day

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 8a.m. - 12p.m.

Please RSVP: 973-744-1156 x12 email: 155 Lorraine Avenue • Upper Montclair Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ

Is your child struggling in school? We can help.

70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management or Meg Ahern, Director of Admission and Financial Aid Age Groups: Middle School Grades 6-8; Upper School Grades 9-12 OPEN HOUSE DATES: • Middle School: Oct. 28 at 1pm • Upper School: Oct. 21 at 1pm INFORMATION SESSIONS • Middle School: Oct. 16, 9-11am; Nov. 13, 9-11am • Upper School: Oct. 3, 9–11am; Nov. 7, 9-11am • All Schools: Jan. 16, 9-11am; Apr. 17, 9–11am

Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Mount St. Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660. Ext 1122 Contact: Cathy Bolger

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Classes Begin September 10 REGISTER NOW! 14 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-655-9819 visit for more information

Email: Age Groups: Girls aged 14–18 Open House Dates: Oct. 3 at 6:30pm; Oct. 28 at noon; Apr. 10 at 6:30pm

Mount Saint Dominic Academy is a college preparatory school for young women. The Mount remains rooted in the Dominican traditions of their history and dedicated to the modern realization of their mission: to help their students discover their gifts and talents, with the expectation that they will use them to make the world a better place.

Saint Cassian School 190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-746-1636 Contact: Mrs. Maria Llanes, Principal Email: Age Groups: Pre-K3 through 8th Grade Open House Dates: Jan. 27, 10am-1pm; or private tour by appointment.

Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2016, Saint Cassian School focuses on maximizing each student’s potential through a challenging academic curriculum in a Catholic-Christian environment. The

school achieves its academic excellence by emphasizing a technology and artsinfused curriculum that develops each child intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.

Temple Sholom of West Essex Religious School 760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-1321 Contact: Michael Melasky Email: Age Groups: Pre-School–12th Grade Open House Dates: Sept. 8, 2pm; and Sept. 23, 10am

At Temple Sholom, they are committed to educating children so they will have pride in honoring their teachings and Torah; feel joy in celebrating holidays; and be responsible as they care for others. Temple Sholom’s Vision of Education embraces the whole child through interactive and multi-sensory learning involving families in their family programming and the larger community through mitzvah-based activities.

Trinity Academy 235 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 73-226-3386 Contact: Ms. Linda Payonzeck, Principal Email: Age Groups: PreK3 & PreK4, Full Day Transitional Kindergarten, Full Day Kindergarten, Grades 1-5 (Elementary) and Grades 6-8 (Middle School) • Fall Open House: Nov. 11,12:30-3pm • Catholic School Week Open House on Jan. 27, 2:30-3pm • Winter Open House: Mar. 3, 12:30-3pm • Spring Petting Zoo Open House: May 19, 12:30-3pm To register visit Private tours are available ANY time, simply call or visit website to make an appointment. Registration day is March 3. Registration should be completed by April 12 (Pre-K-grade 8).

Trinity Academy is a Middle States Accredited, 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Trinity offers small class sizes, a progressive Pre-K curriculum, full-day Kindergarten program, Transitional Kindergarten Program & Before and (continued on page 36)

BRAVE. BRILLIANT. BOUNDLESS. Rigor becomes reward. Honor becomes instinct. Leadership becomes habit. Futures become limitless.


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After Care. Trinity fosters a love of learning, a desire for academic excellence, and a respect for each other grounded in a shared Catholic faith.

Winston Preparatory School 901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6480 Contact: Erica Piche, M.A. CCC-SLP, Assistant Head of School, Admissions Director Email: Age Groups: Grades 3–12 Open House Dates: Nov. 27, 9:30am; Dec. 11, 9:30am; Jan. 17, 7pm; Feb. 12, 9:30am; Mar. 28, 7pm; Apr. 30, 9:30pm; June 3, 9:30am

Admit U Consulting 3 Royal Avenue, Suite 2, Livingston 973-731-1947 Contact: Melanie Talesnick Email: melanie or Age Groups: Ages 3-8 (high school students)

Admit U provides individualized comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. More specifically, they help students find the “best fit” school, while minimizing the anxiety associated with the process and maximizing the student’s potential for admission.

Facilitate the independence and meaningful participation of students with specific learning disorders through a Continuous Feedback System that develops skill acquisition and the Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner. WPS also seeks to influence the field of education with research and implementation models that achieve these ends, in this way.


Estelle Finkel Center for Learning 125 W Mt Pleasant Ave Livingston 973-994-4665 Contact: Amanda Patrick Email: Age Groups: Pre-K through adult

Since 1984, the professional educators at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning have been providing personally tailored academic tutoring, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and diagnostic educational testing. As experts in our fields, we have helped thousands of students achieve their best whether it be scoring high on a standardized test, or getting into the college of their choice, taking the next step in graduate school. Contact for more information or a free consultation: 973-9944665.


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Some of the best things in life are in fact free. Join Temple Sholom of West Essex and your Religious School education is tuition free. This is just one of many wonderful reasons why local families call Temple Sholom their spiritual home. Join us any Friday night for Shabbat and experience the Temple Sholom difference. For membership or religious school info: or 973-239-1321

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The Yard School of Art offers programs for kids, teens, and adults throughout the year. Classes, workshops, and camps are offered in four semesters. Learn a new skill or refresh your existing knowledge in professional studios from experienced teaching artists. Explore your creativity—right in your own backyard.


At Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA), their mission is to provide comprehensive, inclusive developmental training in dance and related theatre arts for children and teens.

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Meet the instructors and visit NJ School of Dramatic Arts’ acting studios and theater! Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about!

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At School of Rock, learning music helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not just taught an instrument– they build confidence learning to deal with life situations. Kids are playing on stage as quickly as possible and learning to play as soloists and part of a team. This helps them learn their skills faster and more thoroughly. Montclair School of Rock’s creative community helps children succeed in music and beyond.

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Over 40 Classes in Acting, Musical Theater, Improv and TV & Film for Adults, Teens, Tweens and Kids!

FREE SAMPLE CLASSES and OPEN HOUSE ADULTS: Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:30am - 12:30pm KIDS: Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am - 12:30pm Meet the instructors! Visit our acting studios and theater! Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about! 593 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE • BLOOMFIELD, NJ

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Back 2 School Smiles!

Over 850 Children Shop Cost-Free at the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store


he 10th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29th as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. This year’s event was held at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston. The children shopped for brand new clothing, school supplies and personal care items, encouraging a well-equipped and confident start to the new school year. The day kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony for dignitaries and supporters of the store led by Summit resident Lesley Greenstein, NCJW/ Essex President. B2SS co-chairs Andrea Mintz and Stacey Laken of Livingston, and Karen Cherins of West Orange, joined with dignitaries to cut the ribbon.

Volunteer personal shopper Ayesha Aly Ahmed of West Orange helps a young shopper select new clothes.

This little girl loves the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store as she shops with a volunteer personal shopper Noreen Punia of Livingston.

Each year the Back 2 School Store is supported by grants and generous financial contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, enabling the children to “shop” cost-free but leave with million-dollar smiles!

A young shopper excitedly shows off her colorful new shirt.

A young girl is all smiles when she selects her new sneakers


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Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a selection of music or poetry. Award winning poets David Petruzelli and Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft share their work in Poets in the Garden. Free for members. 2pm. (Rain or shine, in the event of inclement weather programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery.) Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

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Back for its fifth incredible play-filled year, PlayDay South Orange is the Village’s largest public event and features more than 10 Play Areas, many sponsored by generous local organizations and companies. From board games to basketball, radio controlled cars to rope jumping, it’s the most fun you’ve ever had between two curbs. 1-6pm. Rain date Sept. 23. Downtown South Orange, South Orange Ave., South Orange.

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Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Bring your own mat. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. 9:30–10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: call 973-744-4752 ext 3 or email org

Tuesday, September 18 Cupcake Wars Students in grades 6 and up can decorate cupcakes with friends during “Cupcake Wars.” The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Wednesday, September 19 “Buried Child” Production

Monday, September 17 The NEW You~Re-Inventing Your Brand from the Inside Out

• Warehouses & Office Buildings • Estate Cleanouts • Basements, Attics, Garages & more • Demolition Services • Trailer & Container Rentals Available The Mauriello Family would like to wish everyone a safe and happy school year!

Monday Morning Yoga

Are you a female entrepreneur with a spiritual flair looking to boost your business and life to the next level? Board certified Life & Business Coach & Licensed Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman, and International award-winning photographer Veronica L. Yankowski are teaming up to offer a workshop that will make you shine inside and out. Veronica will discuss branding, image development and how to implement social media to your business flow and the do’s and don’t’s of posting online. Sue Waldman will host the gathering and create a warm, inviting and enchanting evening filled with life coaching exercises, guided meditation and spiritual guidance. Advance registration required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857-9090 or visit

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that we will present a play by Sam Shepard who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong. In homage to this groundbreaking playwright, we are thrilled to bring this modern American classic to life. 7:30pm. Runs thru October 7. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

The Bible Players at B’nai Shalom Children are invited to participate in this meaningful presentation of Torah stories in a fun and entertaining forum during the Neilah service on Yom Kippur, right before the conclusion of the fast day. 6:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.973-731-0160. (continued on page 42)


September 15, 2018–January 6, 2019



September 15, 2018–January 5, 2020

MAM’s award-winning Yard School of Art offers classes, camps, and short-term workshops for kids, teens, and adults.


Head to to browse our fall brochure and register. Classes start September 17.

September 15, 2018–June 2019 Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015. Mixed media including beaded and sequined garments, fabric, hair, and found objects. 112 1/8 x 49 x 50 inches. ©Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

JOIN THE FAMILY OF MAM TODAY for more benefits, more events, and more experiences to deepen your connection to the art!

ATTEND A PROGRAM: • Family Day: Celebrating American Identity October 14, 1–4 p.m. • Identity in Portraiture and Figure Drawing for Teens, Wednesdays, 4:30–6 p.m. • 32nd Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture: Kara Walker: Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works October 18, 7 p.m. • All About Ben: A Celebration of Ben Jones October 25, 7 p.m.


Announcing the winners of the Suburban Essex Cutest Cat Contest! Thank you for your submissions and votes.

First Place: “Saxy Cat”

Submitted by Wyatt of Verona

Second Place: “Ruby the Aby” Submitted by Amy of Caldwell

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Third Place: “Catty” Submitted by Tina of Caldwell 41

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Friday, September 21

Experience a Taste of Crane’s Mill! Now is your chance to learn all about this active, independent living community. Enjoy an apartment tour, refreshments, and meet the residents and staff. 10am-Noon. Crane’s Mill, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. RSVP 973-240-8414.

Thursday, September 20 Meditation in Verona Park with Sue Waldman Learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. Outcomes such as: reduction of stress, increased ability to concentrate, freedom from detrimental patterns of thought, emotion and behavior, increased learning and memory and improved health. Visit Verona Park Meditation & Healing Page on facebook. Bring a friend at 1/2 price. 7:30-8:30pm. Registration required. Call Sue Waldman at 973-857-9090.

Does Your Car Fit You? Learn why the proper fit in your vehicle is essential for both your safety and the safety of others on the road. CarFit is presented by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. It’s a community-based program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together. There are only 28 spots available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Must be pre-registered to participate. To register, call Barbara Davey, 973-276-3004. 12:30 to 3:00pm. Crane’s Mill, West Caldwell. Sycamore 2 Parking Lot (Near Pond)

Senior Happening: Brad Ziffer “Sing’n the Oldies” Brad Ziffer sings, “Sing’n the Oldies.” Enjoy songs by artists such as Elvis, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darin. 1-2pm. Call to register. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Greek Festival

Live music and dancing, authentic Greek foods and desserts, church tours, boutiques, cooking demos, games, ATM and free parking. Shuttle transportation: begins Friday at 6pm at 75 Livingston Ave., Roseland. 11am11pm. Sat. Noon-Midnight, Sun. Noon-7pm. (Handicapped parking at the church) Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Ave., Roseland. 973-251-2920.

Babysitters’ Club Through this introductory course, we will learn vital skills to help launch your babysitting career. This first meeting is just an introduction to get to know each other. For students in grades 6 and up. 4pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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Adult Birding Hike

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“Out of the Blue” Stage Play A loving family has had their shares of up and downs. Ethel stands on her faith in God while trying to keep her family together. However, her children, Melinda and Peggy seem to make that a very difficult task. Ethel’s baby brother offers no help, Tony (the middle brother) tries to add additional support. All the while, there is a dark secret that remains to be untold. 6-9pm. Essex County College, 303 University Ave., Newark.

In this three part series, participants will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens. Also Sept. 28 & Oct. 25. Ages 8 to 11. 4:30-6pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: email or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.

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Discover the food and stories that make Montclair unique on this 3-hour food tasting and historical walking tour of downtown Montclair. Sample foods from 6 to 8 Montclair restaurants. Space is limited. Registration required. Begins at 2pm in front of the Lackawanna Station, Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair. 609-633-2060.

Film Photography with Martin Bluhm Analog photography currently experiences a comeback since film is a different medium than digital and leads to different effects not easily reproducible in digital. You will learn methods to develop B&W, color, and slide film cost-effective at home, and digitizing negatives and positives for quickly sharing the achieved results. We will also cover enlarger-based printing of negatives in each size format. This is strictly a lecture. 11am-1pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300.

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There are sure to be migrating birds stopping off on their way south, plenty of flowers and butterflies, too. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species passing through. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them. 9-10am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: email education@vanvleck. SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915_SIG_SubEsx_4GensAd_1/4p 0915 9/21/15 10:28 org or call 973-744-4752 ext.AM 3. Page 1

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Family Camp Out Pitch a tent in the woods and enjoy the great outdoors! This is a great opportunity for a first time camping experience for the whole family. Dinner and continental breakfast provided, as well as some great activities such as a night hike, firelight stories, and other surprises. Remember to bring your own gear. 4:30pm. runs through September 23, 9am. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

American Girl Tea Party Fundraiser Bring your dolls and come dressed up for a fun afternoon tea party with all the trimmings - tea, lemonade, and other yummy treats. This year’s theme will be Unicorns in the Enchanted Forest. Everyone will leave a goodie bag & a craft. Limited to 25 children. Please get your tickets at the circulation desk. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

Sunday, September 23 Millburn-Short Hills Street Fair and Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, food and wine, rides, live music & more. 11am-5pm. Downtown Millburn, Millburn.

The Caldwell-based band Euphony will perform a nostalgic Beatles Tribute Concert. 2pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973226-8636.

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Art in the Arboretum— Expressions of Nature Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase. Noon-4pm. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

43rd Annual Charity Open Car Show The Natural Glass Corvette Association Charity car show ncludes a DJ, free parking, prizes and refreshments. Donations to benefit Help Hope Live, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Marine Corp League and the National Corvette Museum. The show is a drop off point for Toys for Tots if you wish to donate an unwrapped toy. All cars from all years are welcome. Over 70 trophies to be awarded in 23 classes. Free. 9am-4pm. Ott Miller Chevrolet, 950 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. For more information call 973-2230029 or go online to Show@NaturalGlassCorvette. com

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Tours of the Historic Houses Visit one or both houses in one afternoon. The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. The Shultz House (Evergreens), is a fully intact time capsule of a family that takes you back to life in the early 20th century Montclair. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd, Montclair, are on the hour, last tour at 3pm. Tours of the Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair, are on the half hour, last tour 3:30pm.

Music and More Concert Series: The Music of Shakespeare’s plays will be performed by the Montclair Early Music Consort. The program will include songs from Shakespeare’s plays, accompanied by readings and guest artist, Soprano Alison Arnold. There is no pre-registration for this free concert. In the event of rain, the program will take place inside the Van Vleck House. 2–:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.



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FESTIVAL Tap into the fun at the second annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival presented by the New Jersey Jackals from noon-7pm at Yogi Berra Stadium. There will be more than 25 food trucks with a decadently delicious assortment of hearty food and treats for everybody. Tons of food without drinks would be…tragic! They have that covered with more than 75 craft beers on hand. Festival attendees can enjoy a wide variety of FREE on-field activities including live music from the original Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, B-StreetBand as well as inflatables and backyard games for kids.

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With more than 30 of the most talked about and celebrated restaurants and food crafters around, Taste of Montclair is the community’s largest food-centric charity event. 100% of ticket sales go to the charities supported by the Rotary Club of Montclair including Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs Food Pantry, and the feeding programs of the Salvation Army. The Montclair Rotary Club also supports S.O.F.I.A, Succeed2Gether, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, and many others serving our communiites. 5:30–9pm. Richfield Regency, 420 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

The Saint Barnabas Cancer Program presents this series which addresses the unique support needs of cancer patients who have completed treatment. This session will address Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment. 6-7:30pm. Free; registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2671.

KidsFit - Pediatric Weight Management Program An all-inclusive wellness program that teaches children, teens and their families how to live a healthier life through nutrition and physical activity. The KidsFit team includes a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and social worker. The team addresses treatment and prevention of obesity and focuses on cultivating healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Tuesdays through November 20. 6-8pm. A fee applies. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Register at. 973-322-6900.

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This wonderful evening will feature delicious Italian food catered by local Italian restaurants and wine poured by some of Italy’s finest distributors. There will be an excellent band, a fun photobooth, a wine pull, silent auction and a raffle.The proceeds of this event will be donated to Morris Family Justice Center. Every day, victims of domestic violence, along with their children, are forced to navigate complex systems to receive critical services. Inside this one door the partner agencies work together to provide comprehensive, coordinated services to protect and restore their lives as well as those of their family. 6:30-9:30pm. Design Consign, 1221 Bloomfield Ave., Fairfield.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Butterflies Join the first Garden Discoveries class of the fall season. Appropriate for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Space is limited. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. Runs through October 21. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973376-4343.

Library Author & Filmmaker Series The series continues with a visit from the Cedar Grove-based author Lisa Romeo, who will discuss her book, Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love After Loss, the story of a middle-aged woman seeing her deceased father in a whole new light. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave. , Roseland. 973-226-8636.

History of Jewish Music with Marsha Schreier This eight week course will continue on Wednesday evenings through November 14. Free and open to the community. 7pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. For more information call 973-731-0160.

Thursday, September 27 Wine, Beer, and Food Festival The Arc of Essex County will host the 5th Annual Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Festival. Nearly 40 different vendors, including 12 craft breweries, 5 wineries, and 12 restaurants and bakeries are participating for what is sure to be our largest event yet. Festivities include craft beer, wine, and spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, a 50/50 raffle, and silent auction. 6:30pm. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Burn Peer Support Group The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group is designed to help burn survivors and their families adjust to their new lives. The group is led by staff from The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas and SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:30-4:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. To register: 973-322-5856 or

“Souvenir”, a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton hotel (where she resided) brought her extraordinary fame. 7:30pm. Also on Sept. 28, 8pm & Sept. 30, 2pm. Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown . 973-9713706. www.

Stroke Risk Assessment The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a free stroke risk assessment. Registration required. 9:30-11:30pm. Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228.

Movie Night Featuring the sci fi adventure film “Ready Player One”, rated PG. 2 hours and 19 minutes long. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP 973-226-8636.

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Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah at B’nai Shalom Shabbat Services 6:25pm followed by a delicious harvest meal in the synagogue sukkah at 7:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160.

Saturday, September 29 Apple Muffin Baking Make apple muffins using flour ground at the Gristmill. While the muffins are baking, take a tour of the Gristmill. One muffin tray per family, and additional place settings can be purchased at the time of registration.11am-1pm & 2-4pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 24, Chester.

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The Ed Foundation Rocktoberfest Rocktoberfest is a music festival fundraiser featuring live music, Oktoberfest-inspired food and drinks, and fun for the whole family. The event starts off with a Fun Run and an Arts & STEM hands-on Expo. Bands will play live music throughout the day. There will also be inflatables, volleyball and activities for children of all ages. Local restaurants will offer food for sale, plus there will be a Beer Garden for adults. 10am-7pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main Street, Millburn. for more information and the full event line-up.

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Come Support Special Olympics New Jersey and watch as teams of 20 attempt to be the quickest at pulling a 93,000 lb. plane twelve feet. The event is family friendly and free to those who would like to watch. There is a small fee to those who would wish to participate in the challenge itself. 8am-3pm. 3 Brewster Rd., Newark.

Photographing Birds at The Raptor Trust The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ is a non-profit organization and one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. The Trust includes a hospital with stateof-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred birds, and an education building. A stalwart advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation. Noon-2:30pm. Instructor: Michael Downey. For an exciting day of photographing some of the Trust’s permament bird residents meetup is at the Raptor Trust Visitor Parking area, 452 White Bridge Rd., Millington. 973-377-2007.

Fall Family Festival 4-H crafts and games, bird watching, canoeing, hiking, face painting, native American life, live beehive display, petting zoo, star-dome gazing, pumpkin patch, autumn photo opportunity, Turtle Back Zoo live animal display, nature arts & crafts, woodturning, nature photography on display, eco-vendors...and more. 11am-4pm. At Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Full-length Practice SAT Test (minus the essay portion) administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell at the Roseland Library. To RSVP, email WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM and include the student’s name, school, grade in fall, and phone number. Bring calculator to test. All tests will be graded, and depending how many students sign up, results may be immediately available or you may sign up to go over the results at a later date for no charge. 10am1pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-2268636.

Outdoor Adventures: Magical Monarchs An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property - everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine. 10am–1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: visit, email or call 973-7444752 ext 3.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium Featuring more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers, and great live music. Family fun will also include a bounce house, a mechanical bull and plenty of backyard games including knockerball, ladderball, kanjam and cornhole. Kids 12 & younger free. Parking free. Noon7pm. Yogi Berra Stadium, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. 973-450-1070. Email:

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A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock. 8pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair.

Free Baby Fair Whether you’re already pregnant or plan to become a parent someday, you are invited to this community event for expectant and prospective parents and grandparents. Here’s your chance to talk with health care professionals about the childbirth experience, maternity choices or any other topics that are important to you. Visit educational tables, drawings and tours of the hospital’s all private room maternity units. Free. 9am-1pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston Online registration is required: rwjbh. org/sbmcevents.

Glen Ridge Library 3rd Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale Sales can be held at your Glen Ridge residence or at the Hillside Commuter Parking Lot. Online registration closes on September 16 at 11:30pm. There are limited spaces at the Hillside Lot. There are no Borough permits required when participating in the Town-Wide Yard Sale. For info visit

The bridal show will feature a selection of wedding professionals offering entertainment, photography, video, lighting decor, flowers, honeymoons, luxury limousines, bridal jewelry, photo booths, bridal make up, wedding planners, prize drawings, giveaways, food and dessert samplings, beauty and makeup, bridal gowns and tuxedos, favors and invitations, travel experts, bachelor parties, gifts and more. Free admission for the bride-to-be and all guests. 12:30pm onwards. Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair.

Film Discussion of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Francois Clemmons, who portrayed Officer Clemmons on “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” for 25 years, will lead a film discussion of this critically acclaimed new documentary. The former actor, Grammy-award-winning opera singer, and college professor will share personal stories about his friendship with Fred Rogers, discuss his role on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning TV show, and how Fred Rogers helped to launch his acting and singing career. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-2265441.

Queen Extravaganza Performs ‘QuEx’ as they are known by their avid fans, have already played over 160 dates across the world and made appearances on TV shows such as American Idol. Alirio Netto will be joining the line up this year as lead singer. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour st., Montclair.

Our Lady Of The Lake Oktoberfest Seventh annual Oktoberfest under the grand tent in the OLL parking lot. Authentic German food, beer, wine, and live music. Festivities begin with ceremonial beer keg tapping. Advance tickets available. Fourth annual Kinderfest under the tents in the Montrose Avenue parking lot is free but tickets are required for certain rides, games and crafts. 6-11pm. Our Lady of the Lake, 22 Lakeside Ave., Verona. 973-239-5696.

Apple Dipping for Simchat Torah and Young Family Sukkot Celebration Young families are invited to celebrate the festival of sukkot with crafts, holiday activities and apple dipping in chocolate for Simchat Torah. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. For more information call 973-731-0160.

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Dr. Todd Schragen “I’m extremely passionate about what I do. I’m a very active person myself,” said Dr. Schragen. “We realized that keeping things really simple and accessible is what makes people get better.” Follow All Pro Health on Instagram @allprohealth.

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ith the dawning of a new school year comes after-school practices and weekend games. Across northern New Jersey, young athletes are leaving the lazy days of summer behind and getting back into the swing of things. As they do, it’s important to keep in mind some fundamentals about sports and safety.

“An increase in activity can bring with it an increase in injury,” says Eric Mirsky, MD, the chair of the orthopedics department at Summit Medical Group.

• Make sure you’re in proper physical condition before you begin to play

“Whether you’re on the field, the court, in the gym or in the pool, injuries are far from inevitable,” adds David Abrutyn, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Summit Medical Group. So, to greatly decrease your chance of being injured—no matter what sport or activity you’re participating in—follow these simple tips:

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rate and blood pressure typically lower to allow the cardiovascular system to rest. Lack of sleep compromises these functions, leading to high blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart disease—and other cardiac problems. Findings from studies conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston revealed an 82 percent higher risk of heart attack among subjects who slept five or less hours nightly, and a 30 percent higher risk for those who slept only six.

HOW TO SLEEP WELL Your sleeping environment is key to good slumber, so make sure your bed and bedding are comfortable and that your bedroom is quiet, cool and dark. Keep to a set routine and hour for bedtime. Also, stay away from alcoholic, sugary and caffeinated drinks and avoid exercising within a few hours of going to bed. Should you awaken in the middle of the night and are unable to fall back asleep, think relaxing thoughts and do not watch the clock. If after 30 minutes you are still up, get out of bed and try doing soothing activities, like reading or listening to music.

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early everyone has experienced it—the steady discomfort that can severely curtail mobility and interfere with daily life. While most occurrences are acute and last from only a few days to a few weeks, others are chronic and can take much longer to resolve themselves. They typically result from sudden trauma or continuous stress on the spine. Whatever the degree, back pain left untreated can lead to more serious conditions. And longterm back pain without any definitive origin can signal an underlying health problem and should be evaluated by a physician.

the morning and evening can help to both prevent back pain as well as relieve it. For safe and effective stretching:

The good news is that prevention is possible with stretching.

• Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 5 to 10 times.

Regularly engaging in low-impact exercises like swimming and walking can strengthen back muscles and increase flexibility. Yoga can be particularly helpful, and stretching in general is highly recommended before physical activity to reduce the risk of injury. Daily stretching for just a few minutes in

Try these exercises designed especially for the back: Lie on your back and pull your knees up to your chest while flexing your head forward so you are in a balled-up position, then release. You can also roll bent knees to one side and hold for a few

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New Smile, Enhanced Quality of Life, in Just One Day! Modern Dental Implant Technology Improves Overall Health By Martta Kelly, photo by Dan Epstein


ental implants, one of the biggest technological advancements in dentistry, have changed the lives of countless people for more than 40 years. Today’s technology, however, has improved the implant procedure tremendously, allowing most patients to go home with new teeth in just one day.

supports them. Implants also decrease wrinkles caused by missing bone and tooth structure, helping patients look younger.

Dr. Joseph M. DalBon, founder of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, has more than 25 years of experience in restoring dental implants. He also completed a mini-residency program in dental implants from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Along with a team of top surgeons, he uses CBCT technology, along with intraoral scanning, to precisely coordinate the implant procedure from start to finish, resulting in a predictable, functional, and esthetic result every time.

Get a Long-Lasting Smile: The All-On-4 dental implant procedure creates a permanent set of teeth with a non-removable implant-supported retained bridge. Dental implants never have to be removed and teeth can last a lifetime.

“Teeth- In-A-Day or All-On-Four procedures allow patients to have failing teeth removed and a new implant-supported denture placed in one day without ever having to appear in public with missing teeth,” Dr. DalBon says. “Patients experience a dramatic improvement in chewing ability, teeth stability, and overall comfort right away.” Other benefits of an implant-supported denture include: Improve Appearance: The All-On-Four procedure helps preserve the jawbone and prevent further deterioration of the facial structure associated with missing teeth and a lack of the root system that

Enjoy Favorite Foods Again: Overall eating habits will improve and patients will be able to enjoy their favorite foods again.

Enhanced Overall Quality of Life: Patients will have greater comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating. This procedure, he adds, helps create a healthier mouth and a healthier body by helping reduce the chance for periodontal disease, a bacteria-induced chronic infection and inflammatory disease. “Periodontal disease has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases,” he says. “Since dental implants restore your mouth to a more natural state, they may help fend off periodontal disease.”

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Dentist. D&G Dental is committed to complete dental care—They are here to make sure you have access to dental care that is modern, advanced, comfortable, and compassionate. From simple treatments every smile needs to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, D&G Dental is the only dental office you’ll ever need for virtually every oral health issue that might arise.

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

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They provide preventative programs to maintain wellness and promote healthy lifestyles. They integrate acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, energy practice, meditation, and massage therapy to seamlessly work together in conjunction with modern medicine.

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Counselor/Coach. Sue Waldman, LPC is a licensed Psychotherapist, Graduate Adjunct Professor, Marriage Counselor and Board Certified Life Coach in private practice for over 24 years with specialty certifications in career, health, wellness, energy leadership, online counseling, clinical supervision, grief recovery, advanced Karuna Reiki® Relaxation and group counseling. Sue’s passion is guiding people to deeply love who they are and the life they are living. Her specialty is working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, intensive self-care and relationship issues.

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

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We are a multi-specialty dentistry serving Livingston, NJ and surrounding areas since 1996. Our specialties include Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Adult and Cosmetic Dentistry, and Periodontics. We are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using safe, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.

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

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

Newman Orthodontics offers a family-friendly, professional, and compassionate environment where you’ll feel comfortable with the care you receive. In addition to traditional braces for patients of all ages, treatment for cleft lip and palate, and surgical orthodontics, they also offer several cosmetic options, including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and others.

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

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

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Optician. Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for over 65 years. They strive for excellence in all that they do—from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face.

Podiatrist. Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists provides innovative and compassionate care to get patients back on their feet. They offer highly skilled and individualized care for all foot and ankle conditions, with extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS

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

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It promotes relaxation, peacefulness, and stress relief. Restorative Yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. During a Reiki/Restorative session, clients receive Reiki as they relax in Restorative poses.

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Kids & Family Dentistry– Dr. Golestani & Associates is a multispecialty dentistry serving Livingston and its surrounding areas. Their range of specialties include Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Adult and Cosmetic Dentistry, and Periodontics. They are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of each patient’s smile using safe procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

Not just a spa. It’s no surprise that their spa has been nominated for nine consecutive years and took home the gold for 2017 Best of Essex.

At Transformative Healing, Reiki Master and Restorative Yoga instructor Judy O’Connor assists patients in reaching the highest level of healing and relaxation. Reiki, a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by touch, restores physical and emotional well-being and promotes relaxation, peacefulness, and stress relief.

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables Kids & Family Dentistry to provide the quality dental services that patients deserve. They provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve patients’ optimal dental health. The state of the art facility is equipped with the most advanced dental tools and equipment to make sure you receive the most comfortable dental care available.

Located within the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery, Radiance offers a comprehensive list of results-oriented skincare options to help clients with all skin types. By combining with a plastic surgery practice they search for the best medical grade skin products and treatments: ZO Medical Health & Environ, as well as Ellipse FRAX skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, IPL, Botox, dermal and lip fillers, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, and more. With the expertise of board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul J. LoVerme who specializes in Facial, Breast, and Body Contour surgery and the aesthetician & staff, the spa provides the resources you need throughout your quest for better health, skin radiance, and overall well-being.

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The Manor



ableside service with elegant classic dishes from the mid-century are back at The Manor in West Orange. “Fine dining is changing”, states Chef Haris Bahor, and he is on a mission to add a focus to the experience of the dining adventure. One of the newest featured specialties on his menu is the classic Steak Diane, prepared for guests at tableside. His contemporary spin on this once-popular mid-century classic is an exciting experience that appeals to all the senses —the sight of the Tomahawk Steak, the smell of the mustard, the whoosh of the flambe. The fact that it’s happening right at your table along with some personal and intimate moments with the chef, creates a very special dining event. Bahor loves the of history at The Manor, and under this new chef, it’s a place to have a truly singular dining experience. “Once here explore the grounds, enjoy the serene ambiance, the personalized service,” says Bahor. “The Manor is a place to feel welcome”.

The Manor 111 Prospect Street, West Orange 973-731-2360

The Manor Steak Diane Sauce The Manor Steak Diane is a magnificent Tomahawk cut that’s grilled to perfection, and boned and sliced tableside by Chef Haris. He’s generously shared his recipe for the sauce, which we believe would be a terrific compliment to almost any steak. He says: “Just season with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and garlic oil. Then grill to desired temperature.”

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted herb butter 1 small shallot, minced 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ pound assorted wild mushrooms, sliced ¼ inch thick ¼ cup Cognac or other brandy 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ cup heavy cream ½ cup veal demiglace Maldon sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Add unsalted herb butter (brown just a little) Add the shallot and garlic to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the mushrooms, season with maldon sea salt and fresh ground pepper and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Lower the heat; add the Cognac and carefully flambé. When the flames die down, add the mustard and veal demiglace and stir over moderate heat for 1 minute. Whisk in the cream to finish the sauce. Let simmer for 1 min. Pour the sauce over the steak.

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


Divina Ristorante 461 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-228-5228 Offering only the best tasting and highest quality Italian food. With it’s stylish and warm atmosphere, you will feel cozy and comfortable. BYO, RR, LP, MCC, $Mod-$Exp, TO

OCHA Restaurant

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




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

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


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East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover | 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO (continued on page 54)

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

Rare, The Steakhouse

anti greek kitchen 335 Fairfield Road, Fairfield | 862-210-8527 They serve Greek food to the community of Fairfield, and all surrounding areas, providing an authentic Greek eating experience. They have a private party room andtheyundertake all kinds of catering events.

Joe’s Seafood 168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-227-6888 Bringing authentic Cajun flavor and old fashion Creole cooking to Fairfield.

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

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


Marble & Moxie The Westminster Hotel—550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livington | 973-548-0050 Dining at Marble & Moxie is tastefully designed to blend a modern fine dining experience with the classic traditional steakhouse experience. The restaurant has a cocktail lounge which features a selection of wine varietals and a twist on the classic cocktail menu. H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP

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Only fresh vegetables & Ingredients Gluten Free dishes available

Master Pizza 379 E Northfield Rd, Livingston | 973-992-4500 41 Freeman St, West Orange | 973-669-6777 This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more.

Order Online at: SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:00AM-10:30PM

Cooked with cholestoral-free trans fat-free canola oil

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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, H, MCC, TO (continued on page 56)


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Costanera Restaurant 511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-337-8289 Montclair’s celebrated Peruvian restaurant, offers authentic cuisine with bold flavors in a warm, casual atmosphere. Now in its 7th year, the restaurant’s owner and executive chef, Juan Andres Placencia, creates dishes with fresh, quality ingredients. Located in the heart of Downtown Montclair, Costanera serves lunch and dinner six days a week.

Sayola Restaurant 38 Valley Rd, Montclair | 862-333-4499 Sayola Restaurant combines great food, warm ambiance, and exciting events to bring Spain’s colorful culture and traditions to you.

Aozora 407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9400 | Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine with warm, elegant and relaxed ambiance. BYO, MCC, $MOD-$EXP, TO

Spice II

Café Eclectic 397 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-744-2002 Coffee & tea, comfort food, breakfast & brunch

Palazzo 11 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973-746-6778 | Offering a fresh take on Italian & Mediterranean cuisine. A classic, traditional decor invites guests to reminisce of Italian restaurants of a long lost era. ENT, RR, MCC, $Mod-$Exp

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





111 PROSPECT AVE.| WEST ORANGE, NJ | 973.731.2360


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Zeugma Mediterranean Grill

MEAL Steahouse and Bar

44 S Park Street, Montclair | 973-744-0074 Zeugma offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring unique mediterranean dishes, kebabs, hot and cold mezzes, cheese plates, sandwiches, desserts and more. A select list of wines available from Domenico Winery, and are available for private parties. Reservations and walk-ins welcome.

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


Cafet Monet 309 Millburn Avenue, Millburn 973-376-8555 | A casual eatery featuring traditional French meals and handmade pastries.

Common Lot

Bella Luce Restaurant and Bar 507 Franklin Avenue, Nutley | 973-661-4300 One of Northern NJ’s top rated Italian Restaurants featuring full bar, creative Italian cuisine, and weekly live music and DJs.

27 Main Street, Millburn | 973-467-0494 Featuring seasonal flavors, locally foraged produce and fresh ingredients made with exceptional care.


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433 Kingsland Street, Nutley | 973-542-8522 Understanding his guests and the environment in which they enjoy his food, Executive Chef/ Proprietor, Mark Burachinsky specializes in, but is not limited to, American Cuisine, steaks, chops, and seafood exhibiting a mastery of time-honored cooking techniques using the best ingredients. RR, MCC, $EXP,

SHORT HILLS Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills 973-467-8882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

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A stylish and warm atmosphere with the best tasting and highest quality Italian food.

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• Online Ordering Now Available • Weekly Dinner Specials • Catering Available 461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-5228

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SOUTH ORANGE Above Restaurant 1 South Orange Ave, South Orange 973-762-2683 Located steps from the train station, this is the perfect venue to share dinner or drinks with friends and family. Weekday happy hour 3-7pm, Sunday brunch, live entertainment Friday evenings.


feel. Serving lunch and dinner with daily specials and offering a full Gluten-free menu. All meals are ready-made—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC

UPPER MONTCLAIR Brick Lane Curry House 540 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-509-2100 | Inspired by the traditional curry houses of Brick Lane in London, where curry has replaced fish and chips as the national meal. Superior ingredients and ingenious techniques are used to not only please the palate but the senses of smell and sight as well.

Sla Thai Restaurant

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

38 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-509-0111 | “SLA” stands for Simple, Love, Authentic. Another

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. Eighttime 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

Robert’s Scratch Kitchen 40 Minnisink Road, Totowa 973-638-1405 Their modern spacious dining room is finely detailed, cozy, and relaxing, with a trendy classic

meaning from the words of Northern Thailand, means an expert, knowledgeable and a specialist. Both of the chefs are from Northern Thailand, and most of the food used is with fresh herbs and a balance of spice, sweet and sour, and salty, just the way it is made in their home town.

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

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


652 Bloomfield Ave (Corner of Grove Ave) • Verona 973-857-9408 •

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


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

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

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

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

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Children’s Classes.

Cullari Carrico, LLC provides complete tax, accounting, auditing, management and personal consulting services to a wide range of businesses, as well as individual clients.

Programs for children 4 months - 12 years. Parent Child, Pre-K and Grade School Classes. Fun filled camps with flexible scheduling options, and Awesome Birthday Bashes!

Cullari Carrico, LLC

The Little Gym of Montclair

55 Lane Road, Ste. 300 Fairfield 973-406-3955 |



A seriously fun STEM learning center and birthday party venue in Montclair, NJ, L3 Academy capitalizes on a child’s natural curiosity about the world to think critically and solve problems. What’s better than learning through play?

Calandra’s Bakery has been serving delicious, high-quality baked goods for over 50 years. Using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients, all of their products are handcrafted the old-fashioned way. Calandra’s provides hot bread every hour at their retail locations in Newark, Fairfield, and Caldwell.

L3 Academy 1 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Montclair 973-783-8333 |

Calandra’s Bakery

College Planning.

Children’s & Tween Fashion. An apparel and accessories boutique carrying many favorites such as Vintage Havana, Tractr, Terez; and new international brands like Sweet Girl Shop, Craftholic and more. Also offering huge assortment of dresses in their Dress Lounge.

Whether you are a freshman just beginning to think about college, a senior in the thick of completing applications and essays, or somewhere in between, Admit U Consulting can help! Admit U Consulting’s services include college counseling, essay editing, academic tutoring, standardized test preparation, athletic recruiting assistance, and performing artists audition assistance.

Highline Fashion

Admit U Consulting

387 Millburn Avenue, Millburn | 973-315-1984


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3 Royal Avenue, Suite 2, Livingston | 973-731-1947

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Day Care/PreSchool. Kiddie Academy believes your child’s days should be filled with learning and fun. Life Essentials is Kiddie Academy’s overarching philosophy that includes a variety of programs and techniques. They focus on developmentally appropriate curriculum , health and fitness, character education, and technology education. Ages served range from Infant to Full day Kindergarten. We also have a FUN summer program which goes until age 10.

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

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

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc. 144 Main Street, West Orange | 973-325-3626

Gifts. This gift shop has what you need for any occasion, from birthday presents to hostess gifts and everything in between. The gift shop features a wide variety of American-made seasonal items and decorations, unique gifts, and home decor.

Main St. Cottage

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


Paterson Habitat for Humanity ReStore 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-782-6993

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

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

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 |

678 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona | 973-571-0800

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

Five Star Cleaning Services

Gelotti ice cream has been hand crafting the finest ice creams, gelatos, and Italian ices since 1984. We apply classic techniques, with modern flavors. Locations in Caldwell, Montclair and Totowa.

Gelotti 194 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-403-9968 571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-509-1607

973-748-9309 |

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |

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

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

Walter Bauman

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements

653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3155 |

973-762-6333 |

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.


Whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom you want remodeled, an addition or a home renovation, Keil Design works with you and your needs. They have the skills and experience to offer a wide range of services in all areas of residential construction.

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

Aquila Pizza Al Forno

Keil Design & Construction

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

356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 1, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

Pet Day Care/Boarding. Offering a clean, safe and sociable environment. The climate controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

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

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

K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198

Public Accountant. At Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, expertise and experience combine with deep understanding and knowledge in the areas of accounting, tax, and management advisory services to deliver service and insight that far exceed the norm. Client focused and results oriented, that prides itself on the philosophy that “every account receives the expertise of the whole firm.”

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

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC 333 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-9400

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC 973-882-1242 |

Realtor. The Essex County real estate experts, with a specialty in luxury housing. Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty has won numerous awards for sales and customer service including being named “Best Realtor in Essex County” in the 2015, 2016 & 2017 Best of Essex Awards. Their client-focused agents will help you find your dream home, sell your property, or lease the perfect commercial property.

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

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-1050

Cipriano Law Offices, PC 175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 4C/D, West Caldwell | 973-403-8600

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

Ani Ramen House 401 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-3960 |


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Specialized Home Services.

Calandra’s Italian Village, affectionately known as the “Little Italy of New Jersey” is a large Italian marketplace consisting of a restaurant with outdoor dining, a bar and lounge, Calandra’s Bakery of Caldwell, a wine shop, an award-winning Market & Deli with pizzeria, and gelato shop. For events, menus and further details, visit

Montclair Handyman Services handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time. They also specialize in home renovation and remodeling. No job is too small or too big.

Calandra’s Italian Village

Montclair Handyman Services

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-8889

Montclair | 973-746-1002

Calandra’s has been synonymous with great Italian food in northern New Jersey for over 50 years. With three award-winning restaurants all in Essex County, Cucina Calandra, Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill and il Vecchio Cafe are all great options for an evening out, business lunch or special occasion. Find more on

Calandra Restaurants

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

Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881

The Cloverleaf Tavern is a casual family restaurant know for the best burgers and beer selection in Northern NJ. You’ll find 25 beers on draft and over 65 bottled beers at the bar.

Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812

Business Spotlight Cloverleaf Tavern

In operation for over 80 years, the Cloverleaf Tavern is a casual family restaurant known for their award-winning hamburgers and fresh beer battered fish-n-chips. Their menu features weekly lunch and dinner specials, Sunday brunch, cocktails, appetizers, desserts, and other favorites. With a rotating selection of craft beers, they have been voted Best Beer Bar in the Northeast. Whether you want a laid back atmosphere for happy hour or a comfortable family setting, Cloverleaf fits every occasion. Currently the oldest business in town, Cloverleaf Tavern has gained a reputation for quality food and beer, a friendly environment, and great customer service!

Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812

Smith & Company

Ranked Top 25 Gifted Retailers Nationally, Smith & Company is a one of a kind store that exudes that “cozy, old-fashioned gift shop” atmosphere, while keeping up with the popular trends of present day. The shop simplifies the art of gift-giving, while also focusing on the importance of finding the “perfect gift” that fits any special event. Customers are sure to find a spectacular gift that is within their price range. Whether celebrating a birth, sweet-sixteen, wedding, birthday, housewarming, or any occasion, Smith & Co. has the gift you need. Their philosophy is to provide superior customer service, selection, and value. A gift purchased at Smith & Company will surely put a smile on anyone’s face.

Team SportsTurf

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC provides a wide range of high quality, affordable landscaping, hardscaping and property maintenance services throughout the West Essex NJ area, including Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County. The business offers a complete line of services and specializes in both commercial and residential jobs, including lawn maintenance, landscaping and hardscaping, and sports field installation. They can design, install, and maintain your landscape. Their unique design services include the ability to take a digital picture of a client’s current landscape and graphically illustrate how their plan will look.

Smith & Company

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care & Landscaping, LLC

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1167

West Caldwell | 973-882-1242

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Diamond Minds

INCOMING… By Barry Farber


here are great benefits from being aware of the opportunities that lie within difficulties. Anytime we push ourselves into new territories or push our limits both physically and mentally, we will encounter obstacles, no’s, setbacks, and barriers. The real intelligence lies in understanding the incoming data by adjusting, learning and sometimes moving on. Here are a few ways to deal with incoming obstacles effectively: 1. Strong belief system. Do you believe your idea or position has true value? That will go a long way when faced with objections and challenges. I’m approached by companies that want me to place their products and services into national accounts, or inventors that want me to market their inventions or athletes and entertainers that want me to help them breakthrough. If I don’t see a strong value in the offer it becomes very difficult to market. But when the added value is there it gives you the reasons to keep moving forward against the obstacles. Then tenacity and persistence are easier to enforce and have other benefits attached. People see that extra enthusiasm and effort as a positive energy, especially when backed by an attitude that you have faith behind your mission.

2. The counter is where the strategy lives. In martial arts there is a great advantage to not striking first. The greatest fighters can see an attack coming before the movement begins. The ability to step aside or move into the attack allows you to control their energy or use it against them. In business I’ve seen people try to force their ideas or products on to someone first and it can backfire. When people see someone more interested in their own gains than understanding the key needs and goals of the client then more objections surface. By understanding not just your strengths but really tuning into the other persons goals it allows you to reduce the obstacles moving forward. I welcome the objections or adversity. I sometimes let them pass right by or address them head on. In martial arts there is a saying, “what’s hard dies, what is soft lives.” Stay flexible and learn how to blend with your opponent. When change comes your way keep an open mind and look for ways to take advantage of the situation by not being so rigid in your approach. When we get set in our ways that is what seems to get “in the way” of new opportunities.

Barry Farber

3. Constant preparation and action builds confidence and clarity. Massive action combined with deep research on your strategy has a powerful effect. When you study your targets, goals or anything tied into your objectives it gives you a calming feeling and internal confidence that helps you stand strong against any incoming obstacles. The next time you take on a challenge that might seem overwhelming try to seek out people who have the experience to be a mentor. Then read everything you can about the situation. We have at our fingertips a world of resources on the internet from audio, video and reading materials. But just as powerful as the research and preparation can be, nothing takes the place of learning from our actions. The work will teach you how to do it. I can’t say it any simpler. My focus over the years with each project has been this... to learn from my actions and act from my learning. One without the other suffers, but together provide a powerful strategy to deal with any of those incoming obstacles. “We can remove all obstacles through quiet perseverance.” — Chinese Proverb

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

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We look forward to welcoming our Essex County Seniors at the 13th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day. We will be offering information about programs and services available for seniors, the benefits of exercise and good nutrition, plus music and entertainment. – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders SAVE THE DATE!

Invite you to attend:

The 13th Annual

Essex County Senior Wellness Day FREE EVENT!!! ***For Essex County Seniors Only*** Tuesday, September 18, 2018 • 10am-2pm Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ For Information, Call 973-621-4400 For Transportation, Call 973-737-7200 Health Screenings • Music & Entertainment • Dancing • Free Food Farmer’s Market (Bagged Produce) • Exercise Demonstrations Valuable Information • And Much More!


For more information on all Essex County sponsored activities, visit

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