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Who Is Your Favorite Sports Hero, And Why?

VOL. 22 NO. 8




Michael Jordan. He’s got charisma and style. I don’t think any other player in NBA history could compare to what he did.

Probably Derek Jeter. He’s an all around good guy! —Rosanne Brooks, Roseland

—John Kim, West Caldwell





Wilma Rudolph, because I am a runner and I appreciate her talent. —Noele Jencarelli, Roseland


Lou Gehrig. Of course he was long before my time, but I have always admired what he had done.


—Dominic Pontilena, Roseland








Wayne Gretzky. I’m a hockey fan and I feel he opened up the game to a lot of people.

Mark Messier, because the Rangers won the Stanley Cup when he was on the team.

—Glenn Gates, Roseland

—Bill Helmstetter, Roseland


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Lionel Messi (soccer player for Barcelona) because the way he plays, it’s like a video game.

Derek Jeter, clean cut kid, all-American. No drugs, no nothing, good way of life.

—Alex Arezzi, Roseland

—Tony DeMeo, Livingston

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Exciting news and happenings in the area


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Just as an extra layer of clothing adds warmth on a crisp autumn day, a thick layer of frosting on a fresh-baked pumpkin sandwich cookie adds flavor and goodness. Right now, Kings has pumpkins and other fresh flavors to inspire fall menus, as well as ready-to-enjoy seasonal favorites. Get your taste of autumn today at your neighborhood Kings. Follow us for fresh updates #kingsfoodmarkets

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Upper Montclair Woman’s Shoe Store Celebrates 10 Years

A Renaissance at Trinity Academy


iazza Della Sole is celebrating its 10th year anniversary since opening the Upper Montclair retail store in 2004. Owner, Camille L. Kessler’s concept for fashionable comfortable shoes for all walks of life is simple—“where fashion and comfort meet.” She wanted to not only to provide customers with shoes that look good, but shoes that feel good as well—which is why she makes it a point to research brands that sell shoes that are both attractive and comfortable.

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Kessler offers numerous brands ranging from those that are familiar and those that are less known but equally stylish and unique. Her store carries shoes, boots, moccasins, sandals as well as handbags, wallets and scarves. “It has been our pleasure serving the women of this community for these past 10 years, and we thank them for their continued support” states Brooke Isakoff, manager. During the celebration weekend of October 10th12th, Kessler is offering 10% off an entire purchase. Also Manager, Brooke Isakoff during the weekend she will be Owner, Camille L. Kessler hosting a trunk—Friday featuring La Bagagerie, a handbag line, and Saturday featuring Gentle Souls, a shoe line. There will also be raffles for a pair of Blondo boots; a pair of Fly London shoes and an MZ Wallace handbag. Piazza Della Sole is located at 620 Valley Road in Upper Montclair and can be contacted at 973-783-9243. Visit their website, to see the designs they carry.


ebirth, rediscovering a renewed enthusiasm—a true Renaissance. That’s the best way to describe the many changes happening at Trinity Academy. This fall Latin will be a required part of the middle school curriculum. Principal Mary Cassels explains the many benefits, “Educational studies have shown the study of Latin not only improves a student’s understanding of the English language but boosts performance in math and science as well.” Students will have ample opportunities to put this theory to the test with the introduction of STEM projects throughout the curriculum and a newly refurbished science lab. As with any true renaissance there comes a resurgence of the arts; to add to the already robust creative arts programs, Trinity will be reintroducing instrumental instruction for children in grades 4-8. With new leadership at the helm, Trinity Academy is reinvigorating course work, class rooms, playgrounds and extracurricular activities, while maintaining an outstanding 1:13 teacher to student ratio. Trinity Academy believes its new programs coupled with a solid tradition in Catholic education, offers the best formula for the leaders of tomorrow. Trinity Academy will host Open House on October 19 & 26 and November 5. For more information, visit

4 Year Anniversary for Children’s Boutique Specializing in Personalized Baby Gifts


riginating as an online site, Baby’s Perfect Gift children’s boutique is celebrating 4 years at the Upper Montclair location. The boutique specializes in personalized baby gifts, layettes, Christening and Bris outfits and more.

Marcia DeOteris and Ilene Goldmeier, store owners, focus on personal service and quality products for new moms, grandparents or anyone looking to purchase that special baby gift. In addition to baby gifts, DeOteris and Goldmeier’s retail store features gifts for moms to be, siblings, and unique gifts for families “touched by adoption.” Customer satisfaction is always DeOteris and Goldmeier’s concern. And, as one cutomer wrote, they meet that expectation: “Oh my gosh! What fabulous gifts!! I have a girlfriend who says presentation is everything!! Can’t tell you how pleased I am with my order, the promptness in which it arrived, and the unique & fun packaging! Can’t wait until I know some more babies!” Kim P. In honor of the anniversary, Baby’s Perfect Gift is partnering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Essex County. During the month of October customers that donate a book and/or a blankie (ages infant-5) for a child in the foster care system will receive 25% off their purchase. Baby’s Perfect Gift is located at 195 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. Visit their website at to view their products or to shop online.


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Your Destination for Imagination

Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party for CoCo An Experience


wner, Roz Connolly, of CoCo An Experience is excited to celebrate the boutiques’ sweet sixteen birthday and is hosting a party on Saturday, October 25. The day’s event will include giveaways, light refreshments and a visit by Fashion Designer and Stylist Arlinda McIntosh—best known as the creative force behind Sofistafunk, a boutique design house known mainly for their voluminous, picturesque and whimsical skirt collections. The celebration will be all day long; McIntosh is scheduled to visit from noon-4pm.

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Coco an experience is a women’s boutique that offers unique designer clothing, jewelry, shoes, boots, gifts, handbags and accessories. All items in the boutique are hand selected by Connolly—who dresses her clients from head to toe. Coco is located at 206 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. They can be reached at 973-233-0005 or by visiting

New Home for Power Stretch Studio


ower Stretch Studio has recently relocated from 594 Valley Road to 255 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. Owner, Hakika DuBose, was contemplating moving the basement studio as it was starting be feel too small. After a heavy rains flooded the space in July, she was convinced to make the move. A great deal of work went into making the studio a well-rounded establishment—with all efforts paying off. DuBose stated that “The new studio makes it possible to have storefront retail space, two separate stretch studios and an open space for classes.” Atmospherically, the new location is beautiful. Now with the services we offer and the enjoyable new space, we’re all happy.”


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In addition to being in a new location, Power Stretch Studios is home of The KIKA Method™. Music, relaxation and breath are the three main elements that compose this method. We follow your bodies natural pattern of breath. This pain free, tension free approach is only offered at two locations in the world, Paramas and Upper Montclair. All of the coaches are highly trained and required to pass in depth anatomy and physiology courses. Power Stretch Studio is located at 255 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair. For more information, visit their website at


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CALENDAR of EVENTS OCTOBER 2014 Saturday, October 4 Kip’s Castle Tour The tour highlights the history of the Tiffany stained glass windows at Essex County Kip’s Castle. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to see distinguished rooms, six ornate fireplaces and a spectacular view of New York City. 10 & 11am. Kip’s Castle, Kip’s Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona 973-329-3220

Wednesday, October 1 Free Lecture Jason Kaufman will present a free slide-lecture titled “Belly Fat, Stress and Hormones” 7pm. Registration required. West Caldwell Library, Community Room, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

Women’s Workshops

A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. Free registration required. 7:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-322-5745.

Starting a new exercise program; make your house a home for a lifetime...aging in place; or overwhelmed with paper clutter? Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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The exhibit, “Dynamic Earth” is a contemporary adaptation of a science collection to help in understanding our changing Earth. At the center of the exhibition is a full-scale New Jersey Highland cave diorama with a series of hands-on study and experience environments. Permanent exhibit. Newark Museum, Science Hall, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Sisterhood Judaica Shoping The Judaica Shop is a convenient place to purchase gifts for the Shabbat host, the B’nai Mitzvah, tallit or kippot, and Kiddush cups and candlesticks for Shabbat, as well as unique items for your home. The Shop offers a highquality selection of mezzuzot and menorahs as well as gifts for babies and children. Weekdays9am-4pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

Murder Mystery Mystery The Murder at Downtown Abbey, an interactive murder mystery benefit for Caldwell Public Library. Guests will enjoy dinner and drinks as they interview Murder on Cue suspects and gather clues to solve a scandalous murder. Period dress is encouraged. Reservations must be made by October 6. The event will be held on Saturday October 11th from 6-10:30pm. Mount Saint Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell.973-228-1908. www.

TAI CHI Class A combination of movement, meditation, and principals will be practiced at this one hour workshop. 10:30am. Walk ins welcome. Free 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Breast Health for Life— The Pink Crusade View the striking exhibit showcasing breast cancer survivor stories and important information from Barnabas Health that every woman should know regarding early detection. Visit partner stores to receive valuable health tips. Through October. The Mall at Short Hills Grand Court, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. 888-724-7123.

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Toddler Time Explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome. 3rd floor. Two-year-olds. Wednesdays,10:30am & 11:30am. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Computer Classes for Women October classes are: Intro to Windows, the internet & email; intro to WORD; PowerPoint, and Outlook. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. (continued on page 12)


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 11)


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“Berlin – Shanghai – America: The Multiple Lives of John H. Less” Retrospective

Fire Escapes: Danger & Survival

Runs thru Oct. 26. J Gaelen Gallery East, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3413.

Peer Support Groups

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October groups are Widows and Women Coping with Separation & Divorce. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

“Can-Can” Musical Production

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Pistache, a Parisian café owner, decides to feature the scandalous dance the Can-Can, but will her defiance of the law end her business and her love life? Runs thru Oct. 26. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973.376.4343.

An exciting and important new initiative to teach fire safety and prevention to thousands of children and families from throughout Newark and surrounding communities. Highlights include a modified fire truck cab that children can climb on and explore, a demonstration area with gear, clothing and equipment that children can try on, and a Hazard House featuring special effects and interactive devices to provide a simulated experience for locating fire dangers within the home and safely escaping without harm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark.973-596-6550.

Art Exhibit Margie Samuels, watercolors. Runs thru Oct. 26. Arts/Theater Lobby and Roland Exhibition Corridor, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3413.

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SATURN: Exploring a Celestial Wonder From an ancient “wandering star” to a modern day celestial laboratory, Saturn tantalizes the eye, spirit and mind. This ringed wonder has been explored with telescopes, flyby probes and now the orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Countless rings and dozens of moons harbor clues to the history of our Solar System and help us understand our place in the Universe. Ongoing. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark.973-596-6550.

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Art Exhibit Jo Bradney “Real Life-Still Life” small oil paintings. Runs thru Oct. 26. Arts Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3413.

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Rise 6 Program Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, increase self-esteem, build healthy relationships, and more. October program meets once a week for 6 weeks. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Babys Perfect Gift Donation Site for CASABabys Perfect Gift is 4 years old this October and is partnering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates ) of Essex County. Celebrate by Donating a book and/or a blankie (appropriate for ages 0-5) for a child in the foster care system and receive 25% off your purchase during the month of October. Babys Perfect Gift, 195 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-6999.

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This new exhibit at the Atrium Gallery features nearly 200 works by 36 artists. Among the unusual and dramatic art will be prints from Combat Paper, created by Iraqi and Afghan war veterans using paper handmade from their military uniforms. Runs thru Jan. 7. Atrium Gallery, Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St., Morristown. 973-285-5115 ext. 10. (continued on page 14)

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Nature’s Little Explorers Discover the wonders of nature together through six weeks of walks, activities and crafts. Weds & Thurs. Call for dates and times. Pyramid Mountain, 124 Boonton Ave., Boonton. 973-334-3130.

Thursday, October 2 Build a Refuge Garden for Your Backyard Join landscape architect Tony Berardo for an exploration of the philosophical, aesthetic, and practical elements of creating a small-space “refuge” garden in your backyard. These outdoor spaces offer a quiet place where one can meditate, practice yoga, read, nap, or just revel in the sounds, smells, and visual activity of nature. 7-8:30pm. Great Swamp Watershed Association, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown.973-538-3500 x22.

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Known for her bawdy sense of humor and outspoken views, Sophie Tucker’s legacy has influenced comedians and singers for generations. Take delight in America’s fun-loving Queen of the double entendre and enjoy hits from the ‘20s. Runs thru Oct. 19. Call for dates and times. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. Duette Architella® Honeycomb Shades

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VOTE FOR US! Ladies Night Out Lite bites, sips & save! It’s that time of year, when we spruce up our homes for company and think about gift giving. So bring your friends or come solo for a “little-me-time”. Enjoy the refreshments and get a jumpstart on the holidays. Complimentary gift wrapping. Meli Melo Home Furnishings, Accessories & Fine Gifts, 82 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0788.



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In this new dark comedy set in the nottoo-distant future, Stevie and Joan prepare for what will be a transformative experience. But what will it mean for their life as they know it? And what’s going on with the strange couple next door? Written by Richard Dresser. Runs thru Oct. 19. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 973-378-7754. Ext 2228.

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Friday, October 3 Festival of Praise Tour

Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning gospel greats Fred Hammond (“Blessed”) and Donnie McClurkin (“We Fall Down”) unite on stage for the Festival of Praise Tour 2014, an evening of soul-stirring music. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. (continued on page 16)

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Saturday, October 4 Member Artists of JSDD’S Wae Center Art Exhibit


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In Memoriam: Clarence Mather, Works on Paper is an exhibit honoring this founding member of Studio Montclair. The exhibit includes 25 pieces by the artist. View his unique mono prints, pastels and watercolors and also discover how he combined prints with collage, pen and washes. Operating as a program of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of MetroWest, Inc., the Wae Center provides artistic, educational and health enhancing opportunities to people with disabilities. Runs thru Nov. 21. Academy Square, 33 Plymoth St., Montclair. 973-744-1818.

Our Lady of the Lake Kinderfest This family friendly event featuring carnival games, rides & attractions. Entertainment includes Polka Dot, Music Together, Zenith, and Unique Performance Arts Dance Troupe. Food available for purchase from our food vendors: Anthony Franco’s, Eight Hills, Tiny Elephant & Towne Scoop. 4-8pm. Free. Our Lady of the Lake, Montrose Ave & Hill St., Verona. 973-239-5696.

“Harvey” a Production Everyone wants to meet Elmwood Dowd and his best friend Harvey. But Harvey is a six-foot invisible rabbit and Elmwood’s sister wants him gone. The question is, does the world need another “normal” chap or more Harveys? Runs thru Oct. 19. Call For dates and times. Centenary Stage Company, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Yom Kippur Service

Nutley Little Theatre To Hold Open House

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Nutley Little Theatre issues a special invitation to area residents interested in community theater to attend the group’s membership meeting. NLT is an all-volunteer organization that stages five productions annually at the Barn. Open auditions for its productions encourage newcomers to try out for roles, and there are many important backstage roles to be filled. 8pm. NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. 973-667-0374.

Services in observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begin with Kol Nidre at 6:30pm. Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park St., Montclair. 973-746-5031.

Itty Bitty Boogie: Mommy and Me A complementary class for infants and their caregivers to enjoy music and movement together. Also get ready for Shabbat with challah and prayers and songs led by Rabbi Tobin, each week. 11am. Also on Oct, 24 and 31. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160, ext. 207.

Saturday, October 4 Kip’s Castle Tour The tour highlights the history of the Tiffany stained glass windows at Essex County Kip’s Castle. In addition visitors have the opportunity to see distinguished rooms, six ornate fireplaces and a spectacular view of New York City. 10 & 11am. Kip’s Castle, Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-329-3220.

Peak Performances Presents: Mind Out of Matter What are the origins of religion and supernatural ideas in human consciousness and culture, and how do they evolve into our religious traditions? Groundbreaking composer Scott Johnson’s newest work, approaches this and other perennial questions of human existence. Inspired by the ideas of renowned philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, Johnson weaves Dennett’s recorded voice into a rich instrumental score performed by Alarm Will Sound, an adventurous 20-member band. 8pm & Oct. 5 3pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, One Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-655-4000.

Our Lady of the Lake Oktoberfest Event includes delicious German & American cuisine, beer, wine, dessert, tricky tray & raffles. Live music by Pet in the Middle, Positive Energy Entertainment, & the Matt Tischio Quartet. 6-11pm. Must be 21. Proceeds from the event will support Our Lady of the Lake Parish programs. Our Lady of the Lake, Montrose Ave & Hill St., Verona. 973-239-5696.

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“Creations” Exhibit This show presents an eclectic selection of small art works by 6 artists working in fiber, photography, ceramics and graphics. Each artist is a recognized specialist in his or her field. Runs thru October 30. An artist reception is scheduled today from 2-5pm. Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221. (continued on page 18)

Saturday, October 4 Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America Sports are everywhere in America and nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. This exhibition will showcase sports, individuals and artifacts that have been an indelible part of every community. Runs thru Nov. 16. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.


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Turtle Dance Music Enjoy an inclusive music and movement concert for families with children on the autism spectrum. Kids will also be encouraged to come out of their shells and try out the musical instruments in the show. Turtle Dance Music is a children’s theatermusic company dedicated to furthering child development through arts education and entertainment. 2pm. All ages welcome. Registration required. The Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.



njoy an afternoon among pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows as you enjoy the wares of local crafts merchants and railroad memorabilia. Take pictures in front of the family friendly haunted house, and then climb aboard the “Pumpkinliner” for a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute train excursion that follows the route of the historic “Whippanong Trail.” Train departs every 45 minutes starting at 12:30pm.

Writing to Heal Workshop Come tap into the voice and language that is uniquely yours. Honor thy story that only you can tell. Discover how writing can be a life tool. Join WINGS (Women Inspiring Nurturing Giving Strength and support) a cancer support group for women. This three hour workshop faclitated by Julie Maloney, “Woman Reading Aloud” includes a light lunch. This free program includes introdution, presentation and time for sharing. 9:30am-1pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona. To register call 973-400-9529 or email:

Yom Kippur Service Yom Kippur services begin at 8:45 a.m. There is a full range of services designed for every age group, including very young children, school-age children, and teens. Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park St., Montclair. 973-746-5031.

Pumpkin Festival Sunday, October 5 Every 45 min. starting at 12:30pm Whippany Railroad Museum 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany 973-887-8177

Pirate Magic The Dreaded Pirate, Dasher, takes you on a swashbuckling adventure into uncharted magic on the hunt to locate his lost treasure.11am & 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Coupes In The Kitchen Cooking Class Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking. Menu includes. Crabmeat and shrimp cocktail with citrus, avocado and mesclun mix , rib eye steaks with shallot and red wine sauce, fennel mashed potatoes, four cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms, green bean with leeks and pine nuts, roasted pear, prosciutto and arugula salad, salted caramel banana and chocolate bread pudding. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

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Winsor & Newton working with Oil Paints, Oil Bars & Mediums Artist educator Jim Bergesen is returning for another fantastic class. Learn all about the products and try working with them as well. Free. 1-3pm. Reservations required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Sunday, October 5 Blown Glass by Rollin Karg

Grand Reopening of the Crane House and Historic YWCA

Always the funniest guy in the room, Bobby Collins is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh across the country. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

On this “Many Voices” tour you can hear the echoes of the people who lived there, worked there, learned there, and danced there. The stories that they encapsulate include stories about Israel Crane’s role in the development of Montclair, the heartache of loving and losing a young son in the 19th century, the pride of the women who moved north as part of the 20th century Great Migration to find work, and the often untold tales of de facto segregation right in our own community. 1-4pm. Free admission this day, opening ceremony at 1:15pm. The Crane House,110 Orange Rd., Montcair. 973 744-1796.


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Peter Gros shares his exciting animal world experiences, introduces friendly exotic animals to audience members, and tells inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Drawing Demonstration Laurie Harden, noted artist and faculty member demonstrates drawing from a clothed model. Members of the public invited. 2-4:30pm. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston 973-992-7749.

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College Essay Essentials with Allen Regar Crafting a meaningful and clearly written essay can mean the difference between admission and denial. Join fellow students for an essay writing presentation and workshop by college counselor Allen Regar, who has assisted hundreds of students in the college application process. Grades 6-12. Registration required. The Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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With Genevieve and the Choo Choo Dance Crew, the stage show adaptation of Disney Junior’s short-form music video series, follows the adventures of singer/ train station manager Genevieve Goings and dancing/beatboxing engineer DC as they take kids to the jungle, the sea and magical locales while performing songs from classic Disney films. 2 & 5pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Asters provide nectar for many butterflies and for each aster flower discussed at this presentation, there will be beautiful photos of their butterfly visitors. Speaker Tom Halliwell is a retired chemistry and earth science teacher. He has been an avid birder and field botanist in the state for 40 years and co-authored “Birds of New Jersey.” 1-3pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

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Street Corner Symphony is an a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums and touring with Ben Folds. Their repertoire covers a wide range, from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop, appealing to audiences of all ages. 3pm. Kean Stage, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-7469.

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23rd Annual Caldwell Street Fair Great rides, entertainment, the beer garden and band. quality arts & crafts, delicious ethnic and regional food. New merchandise like scarves and purses, and of course-the biggest 50/50 in the area. Noon-5pm. Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-0660.

Caldwell Library Street Fair Celebration In honor of the Rotary-Kiwanis Street Fair, the Caldwell Public Library will be open to the public from Noon-5pm. Stop by for giveaways and to support the Caldwell Public Library Foundation. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Small classes promoting academic excellence. Dedicated to a values-based education fostering respectful citizens. Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Wednesday, October 8 The Wailers “Legend” 30th Anniversary Tour




Led by Bob Marley, The Wailers burst onto the reggae scene more than 50 years ago with a force never before seen and never since duplicated within in the genre, taking reggae sounds from the streets of Jamaica and delivering them to living rooms and bedrooms across the globe. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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The fall silent movie series continues with a showing of a classic Universal horror film starring Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin. This film laid the foundation for Universal’s classic horror films of the 1930’s, and was the movie that inspired Batman’s arch-enemy The Joker. The Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

If regular Sunday morning worship is not fitting into your schedule or you’re looking for something more interactive, join us for this Youth led worship experience. 5pm. Union Congregational Church, Chapel, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

The Garden State Wine Growers Association hosts a sampling of 300+ wines. Enjoy live music, delicious foods, and artisan crafts. Foster Fields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-3267645.

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Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus, Wellness Professional from Core Chiropractic Wellness Center in Little Falls, will be hosting an informational stand at the Montclair State University’s Health Fair “Falling into Health.” There will be activities and resources to help you live a healthier and fuller lifestyle. Free. 11am-3pm. MSU Student Recreation Center, adjacent parking lots. 1 Normal Ave, Montclair.

This walk, created by a group of parents in appreciation of the care their children received, benefits the 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The walk, held rain or shine, follows a scenic, strollerfriendly path around the park. Participants may walk any distance that is comfortable for them. Visit the website to learn more and register. 9am. Verona Park, Verona. 973-322-4259.

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The Nutley Public Library will host Catherine Greenfeder, author of “Wildflowers” to promote reading groups and to celebrate the joy of shared reading. The program is free and open to the public. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405. www.

Women, Networking and Conversation Join Life and Business Coach, Sue Waldman, for a relaxing and fun evening of networking, sharing stories and connecting through service. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite, Calvary Lutheran Church, Verona. 973-857-9090.

Tuesday, October 7 COPD: The Triggers and Treatments Saint Barnabas Respiratory Care Coordinator, Tara Morella, RRT, BS, will describe how to recognize the triggers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as well as the most current treatment modalities. Free, registration required. 10am. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620

Anita is a successful, modern single woman who goes looking for love on the Internet – with crazy consequences – in Tyler Perry’s musical play about faith and strength. 7:30pm. Also Oct. 8. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Dick Hyman and Bucky Pizzarelli Piano Guitar Duo Join these legendary jazz greats for an evening of entertainment that is not to be missed. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. (continued on page 28)

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Caldwell Public Library celebrates Caldwell University’s 75th anniversary with a panel of special guests who will describe the founding of the “College on the Hill” and reminisce about life in the Caldwells during the late 1930’s. Enjoy brunch and peruse an exhibit of rare Caldwell College photos and memorabilia on display. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Caldwell Library presents a popular recent or classic film with free pizza and a beverage on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Join a cooking demonstration with chef Arlene Ward. Menu includes pasta e fagioli, san francisco fish chowder (cioppino), quick chicken and barley soup cream of tomato, onion soup with jasmine rice and green peppercorns, homemade sesame seed bread, oatmeal and dried cranberry cookies. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Lunch and Learn With Dr. Jo Use trigger points and massage to get rid of your stress. Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus from core Chiropractic in Little Falls will discuss some simple, easy ways to get rid of disease-causing stress. Through strategic trigger points, learn how to release pain and stress at this one-hour discussion. Bring your lunch, refreshments will be served. 11:30am. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Three extraordinary dance companies, 10 Hairy Legs, The Moving Architects, and Lydia Johnson Dance, perform the premieres of works by NJSCA Choreography Fellowship Recipients Randy James, Lydia Johnson, and Erin Carlisle Norton. A Question & Answer session with the three choreographers will follow the performance. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-2751114.

Saturday, October 11 Dick Fox’s The Golden Boys

These world-renown personalities, originally all from the same South Philly neighborhood, sing their biggest hits as well as tributes to contemporaries such as Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and Rick Nelson. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Thursday, October 9 “Lines In The Dust” Production When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It’s been exactly 60 years since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Lines In The Dust questions how far we’ve come and more importantly, where we go from here. Runs thru Nov. 9. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage Company, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

“350 Years of New Jersey History” Lecture In honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, award-winning educator, writer and lecturer Bill Chemerka will present this free lecture. 7pm. West Caldwell Library, Community Room, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Sunday, October 12 Peak Performances Presents: Shanghai Quartet Performs The internationally acclaimed Shanghai Quartet is joined by pianist Wu Han, artistic director of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and one of the most esteemed classical musicians in the world today. Program includes Dvorák’s ebullient, exuberant Second Piano Quintet, Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44, and Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, op. 20, no. 4. 3pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State, University, One Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-655-4000.

Friday, October 10 The Janoskians: Got Cake Tour

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“The Janoskians are a group of five best friends who brew ‘social disturbance’ and capture it on camera and churn out infectious and incisive punked-out pop anthems”. 6:30pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

NJPAC Stage Exchange: Ironbound Featuring prestigious playwrights from New Jersey and plays developed in the Garden State—and panels of artists, scholars, community leaders and newsmakers. Discussions on important issues in the state and nation, lead the way to deeper understanding of concerns we all face. Admission is free. 7pm. Reserve ticket by phone or on web. 7-11pm. Academy of Elizabethtown, 66 Caldwell Pl., Elizabeth. 888-466-5722.

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Carmina Burana sets the tone for a sensational season. This monumental work for chorus and orchestra features poetry that celebrates life’s playful pleasures, while its music thrills with earth-shaking sound. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Spring 2015 Trunk Show Basler beautiful fabrications—Great Collection. Runs Oct. 10-11. susanne n, 193 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair. 973-746-4800

Pop, Rock & Doo Wop Live! Featuring the greatest vocal groups of the 50s and 60s, all with their original lead singers... Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Chiffons featuring Judy Craig, Willie Winfield & The Harptones, Emil Stucchio & The Classics, The Del-Satins featuring Stan Zizka and more. Music by the Coda Band. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Breast Health for Life— The Pink Crusade Throughout October, view the striking exhibit showcasing breast cancer survivor stories and important information from Barnabas Health that every woman should know about early detection for Breast Cancer. Visit partner stores to receive valuable health tips. Noon. The Mall at Short Hills Grand Court, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. 888-724-7123.

Saturday, October 11

Star War Reads Day III: Trial of the Padawans

Tom Chapin engages hearts, minds and imaginations with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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B.B. King Performs A daylong celebration of literacy and all things Star Wars. Participate in a Jedi training camp where your skills will be put to the test. Create fun arts & craft projects and become one with the Force. Young Padawans are invited to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character. Registration required. 3rd floor. All ages welcome. 3-5pm. Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221. Riley B. King was born September 16, 1925, known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973783-9500.

Star Wars Reads Celebration Caldwell Public Library celebrates national Star Wars Reads Day from 10am-11:30am with a special storytime, crafts, photos and lots of giveaways for kids ages 5 to 12 and their families. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Celebrate Apples Assist with apple cider pressing as it was done in 1880s. Use a hand-cranked apple peeler, decorate an apple, and see a display of apple head dolls. 1-3:30pm. Cooper Grist Mill, 66 Old Rt. 24, Chester. 908-879-5463


Doris Schapira will present a program on “Human Trafficking”, a Focus Issue of the AAUW (America Association of University Women). Program set for 10:30am. Guests Welcome. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-239-8710.

2nd Annual Marching Band Invitational Competition If you have never seen a marching band competition, you are in for a huge treat! They are exciting, very enjoyable, dynamic events. For more info email. West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., West Orange. (continued on page 32)


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Thursday, October 16 Peak Performances Presents: Apropos With trademark playfulness and wit, The Symptoms, Hungary’s premiere contemporary dance/theater company, ponders the critical questions of aging. When will I lose my virginity? Will I find work I love? How do I balance work with parenthood? Do I have enough money to retire? How long will I keep my looks? Will I ever have sex again? The Symptoms’ clear-eyed, kind-hearted response to our human vulnerabilities is poignant, funny and brave. 7:30pm. Oct. 17, 7:30pm, Oct. 18, 8pm Oct. 19, 3pm. Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University One Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-655-4000.

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Sunday, October 12 MDR in the Loft: “The Subject” An upstart documentarian builds his success on the death of one of his teenage subjects, and wrestles with the consequences in this thrilling new play that deals with race, privilege and ambition. 7pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Tot Traditions The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, a company of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese Drummers, interpret gospel/Negro spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses. 7:30pm. Kean Stage, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-7469.

Victor Manuelle Performs

At Temple Sholom of West Essex take time once a month for one hour to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hebrew language. Each session will focus on a different Jewish Holiday and will be led by Emily Walsh, who is educated in theatre, storytelling and pre-k education. 10am. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Wellness In The Park

Víctor Manuelle, is a successful Latin Grammy nominated American-born Puerto Rican salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational son singer, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud (“The Singer Of Youths”). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or “salsa monga”, but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to reggaeton.8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.


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The day kicks off with the Be Well 5k Walk presented by Hackensack UMC Mountainside starting at 9am, followed by the Wellness in the Park Festival from 10am-5pm—featuring over 150 vendors in the areas of fitness, wellness, holistic health, beauty, healthy food, kids activities, music and more. Free lectures and fitness classes also offered including presentations by the hospital staff on what it means to “Be Well” and enjoy a healthy lifestyle at any age. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfiled.

Books & Bagels “Norwegian by Night” a funny and poignant first novel by Derek B. Miller will be reviewed by our member Marlene Tuch. 10:30 am. Free. RSVP requested. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Essex Water Color Club The Essex Water Color Club, now in the 83 rd year of continuous activity in the watercolor painting community, is pleased to announce thier monthly meeting with a demonstration by artist, W. Carl Burger. Refreshments will be served. 2-4pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-9941597.

Monday, October 13 The Miracle Circle Do you believe in Angels? Have you experienced a Miracle? Join Life Coach, Sue Waldman, for an inspirational evening of sharing life-transforming stories, journal exercises and uplifting conversation. 8-9pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite, Calvary Lutheran Church, Verona. 973-857 -9090.

“Dairyland” Production Written by Heidi Armbruster. Allie, a Food Writer in NYC, is determined to find authenticity in a world of internet dating, baby shower crafting, and journalistic in-fighting. But when she takes on the Local Food Movement, she finds herself on the wrong side of an epic food fight. She escapes the city for her father’s farm, but soon comes to realize that the battle is bigger and more personal that she ever imagined. 7:30pm. Luna Stage Company, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

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Join chef Diana Albanese and participate in cooking this fireside dinner. Menu includes roasted garlic, white bean and spinach soup with herb pancetta crostini, pork tenderloin stuffed with autumn dried, fruit and bacon sherry sauce, lemon chicken with white wine and parsley, pumpkin roulade with cream cheese frosting. 6:309:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Cancer Survivorship Fall Series Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. Free; registration required. Three lectures: Oct.14: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors, Oct. 21: Identifying Your Nutritional Needs as Treatment Ends, Oct. 28: Defining Yourself After Cancer. 6:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-2571. (continued on page 36)


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nce the playgrounds for the monied elite, country clubs were stiff and snooty. Jackets were required, people spoke with hushed voices, and golf was exclusively a rich man’s game. Children were to be seen but not heard.

How times have changed. Cedar Hill Country Club, located in Livingston, offers a relaxed dress code, casual dining and a family focus. A refreshingly friendly attitude along with a new variety of membership opportunities that reflect today’s lifestyles—it’s one of the most desired private clubs in the area. Club president Dr. Louis Perl feels that Cedar Hill’s lowkey, family friendly atmosphere is responsible for its success


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in attracting (and welcoming) a new and diverse group of members. He explains, “Cedar Hill is really all about its members. It’s about fellowship, family, and fun.” He adds that golf, tennis, and other activities drive social interaction, fill the calendar and provide an array of formats for members to enjoy themselves. Cedar Hill is more than just a golf club, its a private resort close to home.

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Delicious food and drink are a big part of the fun. From the Welcome Back Bash where all new members meet returning members and experience a culinary extravaganza including open bar, to all you can eat Lobster Nights, Margarita and

A Private Resort Close to Home GOLF: An 18-hole championship golf course that measures 6447 yards from the back tees down to 5452 yards at the forward tees, making this golf course very playable at any level and challenging for low-handicap golfers. The course is walk-able (carts are also available) and picturesque, with water features that come into play on 4 holes. Members can choose to play 9 or 18 holes, with or without a caddie.

TENNIS: Cedar Hill has three fast dry, green clay Har-Tru tennis courts; a fourth is being added this winter. A full tennis program, with a variety of men’s and women’s tournaments, is offered from early spring through late fall. A tennis pro is available to offer clinics and private lessons to both adults and children.

The Club also added a state of the art Practice Facility with a 15,000 sq. ft. grass tee driving range, chipping area and practice bunkers and a 6,000 sq. ft. putting green.

SWIMMING POOL: An Olympic-sized pool with a slide, as well as a wading pool for the youngest members; both are heated. The pool area includes locker rooms, a lounge area and a snack bar. Towels, sunscreen and bottled water are provided for all members and their guests.

There are three golf pros on staff to offer lessons and clinics for both adults and children.

Martini nights, to regular Pub Nights featuring steaks and seafood, Cedar Hill members are exceedingly well fed. They often choose to enjoy dinner and drinks on an expansive patio overlooking the 18th green with its spectacular sunsets. Not content to rest on its laurels, Cedar Hill is undergoing a number of improvements this off-season, including a renovation of the men’s locker room and an upgrade of both the banquet room and the bar. Named “The 19th Hole,” the latter will feature a new fireplace and expanded bar, making it a perfect spot to relax with friends and even hear live music on a Friday night.

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In addition to its family emphasis, Cedar Hill believes in giving back to the community. Every year the club hosts a Charity Day, where its members raise funds for a variety of organizations; 2014 beneficiaries included United Jewish Appeal, Josephine’s Place, and Autism Speaks. Cedar Hill women also participate each August in “Play for Pink,” a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Whether single, a young family, empty nesters or retirees, Cedar Hill members all have one thing in common… they have all joined the club for a respite from the everyday. Cedar Hill truly has something to offer anyone seeking to maximize leisure time and make new friends.

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Is it possible to sum up the state’s music history in 350 songs? Journalist Jay Lustig talks about his online project to do this, and gives attendees an opportunity to argue for their choices. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

‘Safe Shredding’ Temple Sholom of West Essex will host ‘Safe Shredding’ on a monthly basis. ‘Safe Shredding’ is a safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Call to arrange a drop off or inquire about our other dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

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Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Disorders Jeffrey Segal, MD, FACOG, Director of the Center for Urogynecololgy at Saint Barnabas, will present on the current treatment options for common pelvic floor disorders which include overactive bladder, stress incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Free, registration required.7pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620. www.barnabashealth. org/sbmcevents

“Henry VIII” Production This rarely-produced play about one of history’s most well-known monarchs and the first two of his six wives depicts a young Henry obsessed with producing an heir to carry on his legacy. This epic pageant play focuses on the tugof-wars between church and state and husband and wife, culminating in the birth of England’s future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare’s great patron and Henry’s fierce and very female heir. Runs thru Nov. 9. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

Breast Cancer Symposium 2014 This free program is an opportunity for breast cancer patients and their families to hear from Rosemarie D. Poverman, MSW, LMFT, LCSW. Her presentation is entitled The Positive Power of Humor Going Beyond Surviving to Thriving, Free, call to register. 6pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973322-2671. sbmcevents

YA Book Club: Knights of the Round Table Young Adult Librarian Justin Kontonicolaou wants to know what you are reading. An interactive book club where we watch book trailers of new and upcoming YA books. Ages 12 & up. 3rd floor. Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221.

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America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “Ventura Highway,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions.8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Thursday, October 16 Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum Collection Masks can be amusing, arresting, and awe-inspiring. Featuring more than 40 dynamic works from Asia, Africa and the Americas, this exhibition examines how a variety of cultures have used masks to serve many purposes from entertainment to deception to protection. Runs thru Feb.16, 2015. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Monthly meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy, 7:30pm in the activity room of the boathouse. The VPC is a volunteer organization working with Essex County to maintain and improve Verona Park. All are welcome. Verona Park, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

Author, Harriet Rose will present her self-help dating and life book entitled, “I’m Easy, You’re Lucky – Stories and Jokes that Help You Get Over It and into a Happy Place.” This is a fast paced book of short stories and jokes that are sure to tickle, tantalize, and inspire. Spend an interesting evening listening to her presentation. Bring a friend. Coffee will be served. 6:30pm. The Cedar Grove Library,1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Ladies’ Nite Out Affordable designer sportswear. All shapes, sizes and ages welcomed. 4:30-8pm. La belle boutique, 457 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, 908-464-4100,

Childbirth Preparation Class Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. A fee applies. Advanced registration required. 7:15pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973-3225360.

“I Was There: The Monuments Man” Lecture Harry Ettlinger, a survivor of the WWII Monuments Men, will present a free lecture titled “I Was There: The Monuments Man”. Monuments Men saved and recovered European artistic treasures from Nazi looting during WWII. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Library, Community Room, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. (continued on page 38)

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Bill Cosby Performs

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One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books. Presented by Comedy Central. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

The final phase of this industrial rail viaduct transformed into a park on the lower east side is completed. Andi Pettis, Horticultural Engineer, will be giving the presentation. Later in the month you can tour the park as part of a group. All West Essex Women are welcome to attend. 6pm. Free. Contact Fran at with questions. Women’s Club of Caldwell, St. Aloysius Parish Center, Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. (Across from Calandra’s Italian Village)

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As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Spring 2015 Trunk Show Marccain...we have the only show in the US of this wonderful sportswear. Runs Oct. 17-18. susanne n, 193 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-746-4800

Six-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton joins radio host Jonathan Schwartz for a concert and conversation in the intimate Victoria Theater. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

In 1989, Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) wrote a one-man show about a killing he saw in the Bronx when he was nine years old. It became a hit and the most sought after property since Rocky. This is the original one-man show he wrote and performed in 1989 that made him an indemand character actor. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh recreates her awardwinning performance as Golda Meir in the longest-running onewoman show in the history of Broadway. 3 & 8pm. Also Oct. 19 2& 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

A Visit from the Great Pumpkin Open to all children ages 3-9. Enjoy snacks, games and a craft project. Children are welcome to have their pictures taken with the Pumpkin, too. Attendees are invited to bring an old shirt and pants; Oakeside will provide straw with which the children can stuff the clothes. Each partier will also have the opportunity to decorate a real pumpkin to use for the scarecrow’s head. Ages 3-9. 11am. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-096.

A Musical Journey

This is a loving tribute to songs of many different cultures. It features romantic songs by Mahler and Poulenc, and gorgeous arias by Delibes, Mozart, and Verdi. The musicians are all exceptional artists, and are certain to help you “fall” in love with song this fall season. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

STEAM Family Fun Day STEAM: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). There are two learning tracks—one for the children and one for the parents/care givers. The child track for children ages 3 to 10 will have three hour-long, fun. These include Gardening and Earth Studies, Imagination and Physical Education, and Drumming and Creative Dance. Both tracks will run from 9am-12pm and include a healthy snack for children. Lunch (for purchase) and vendors will be available from 12-1pm. Registration required. Montclair Community Pre-K building, 49 Orange Rd., Montclair.

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The Bloomfield Civic Band Performs The Bloomfield Civic Band with Conductor Frank P. Ortega, will perform “Tales from a Darkened Theater” in concert. Featuring the music of Opera, Ballet, and Film, such as selections from, Die Fledermaus, Samson and Delilah, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie, Sweeney Todd, Star Wars and much more. 8pm. Bloomfield HS, Auditorium, 160 Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-680-8500. (continued on page 40)

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100 Candles Birthday Celebration: Bellevue Avenue Library Centennial Birthday Celebrate this monumental day with a puppet show, face painting, a birthday concert and singalong with Music for Aardvarks, and cartoon caricatures with Justin Canha. Make a 3D pop-up card, leave a wish on our centennial banner, and end the day by designing your very own birthday cookie to enjoy. 10am-2pm Registration required. All ages welcome. Bellevue Avenue Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2221.

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A Tribute to Van Halen, Completely Unchained are four talented and creative musicians that re-create the ultimate Van Halen production - the attitude, sounds, excitement, energy and most of all the fun that Van Halen produced as one of the best rock bands in the world. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Fall Fine Arts and Crafts at Brookdale Park

New exhibitors in a variety of media will be joining over 150 fine artists and artisans attending the 15th annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair on October 19-20. Co-sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, Inc. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the show runs from 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Features American made, handcrafted work, in jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, metal and wood as well as fine art, sculpture and fine photography. Brookdale Park, Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. (For GPS - use 473 Watchung Ave, Bloomfield).

10th All Black Xperience R&B 90’s Reunion Tour. Mission Entertainment’s 10th All Black Xperience brings Bad Boy Records legends Faith Evans, Total, 112 and Carl Thomas together on stage in an evening of elegant R&B. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Aritist Edwin Lester is a self-taught artist who brings a very sophisticated and technically advanced style of realism to his figurative and atmospheric paintings. His work centers on themes that are important and personal to him: biblical creationism; historical and cultural related concepts and of course family and children. Astah’s Fine Art Gallery,1897 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 973-761-5012.

The Library is pleased to present, local resident, Michael Benfante, author of the book, Reluctant Hero and survivor of the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster. He will be speaking about his experiences and signing copies of his book. Michael Benfante, became a national hero for his actions on 9/11, when he and a co-worker carried a disabled woman in a wheelchair down 68 flights of stairs and out of the World Trade Center North Tower to safety. Free. Reservation suggested. 3pm. The Verona Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

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LaMazal Tov Featuring Erin Dilly, Steven Buntrock and Emily Rozek. Three amazing Broadway stars join forces performing the latest Broadway hits and classics for the whole family. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.

Childbirth Education Course for Couples with focus on Jewish Traditions. A five session course led by Nicole Bartfeld, Certified Labor Doula and Lamaze-trained Childbirth Educator and Rabbi Robert Tobin, Religious Leader at B’nai Shalom.7pm. Also on Oct 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160, ext. 207.

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La Boheme reveals the composer’s unmatched gift for melody and adds remarkable poignancy to the simple joy and heartbreaking sorrow of a group of young Parisians in the universally popular classic. Presented by Verismo Opera. 3pm. Also Oct. 26, 3pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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A 30-week core course on Judaism taught by Rabbi Robert Tobin and Chaim Lauer. To register contact rlillianthal@jccmetrowest. 10am. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160, ext. 207.

Scarecrows in the Garden Take part in a fun-filled, fall day complete with making your own scarecrow to be ‘planted’ on the lawn. Bring your own clothing and accessories, or use some of ours. Watch an expert pumpkin carver work his magic on pumpkins that are on display. Enjoy apple tasting and vote for your favorite, make an apple craft, and delight in delicious local cider and donuts to cap off these fun fall festivities. 1-4pm. Registration required. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7603.

Lorre Wyatt Sings for the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation

Millburn’s folk singer-songwriter Lorre Wyatt will give a concert honoring the 40th anniversary of the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation’s Summer Camp Program. The event will help children with kidney disease enjoy the camping experience. 2pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave, Millburn. 973-379-3811.

Monday, October 20 Inspirational Networking Meeting Join Life and Business Coach, Sue Waldman, for an inspiring evening of business networking for men and women to help you grow your business and meet like minded professionals to support your aspirations. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite, Calvary Lutheran Church, Verona. 973-857 -9090.

Friday, October 24 The Glimmer Twins Tribute to The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, October 22 Do You Have Trouble Going to Sleep and or Staying Asleep? Jacqueline Morgado, RPSGT, Lead Technologist, The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas will discuss how your sleep schedule and bedtime habits can affect your daily life. Free, registration required. 7pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620.

You will be amazed at the way The Glimmer Twins are able to recreate the look and feel of The Rolling Stones during this period and beyond. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030. Strip House Cooking Class

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Join this cooking demonstration with chef William Zuscosy. Menu includes spicy tuna hand roll, roasted golden baby beet salad, stilton vinaigrette, grilled asparagus, ny strip steak, potatoes romanoff, banana tart. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Eugene Kesselman will present a free lecture titled “Leaving a Living Legacy for your Grandchildren”. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Library, Community Room, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. (continued on page 44)

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Halloween Movie Classic Caldwell Public Library is screening a classic Halloween comedy from 6-8pm for all ages with free refreshments. Come in costume to be entered into a raffle for a Cloverleaf Tavern gift certificate. Call to register or for details. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837,

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint Oh Yeah Tour A hot night of Dixieland jazz featuring the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Crescent City icon Allen Toussaint. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Thursday, October 23 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival For four days Newark’s vibrant Downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of the most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists. Thru Oct. 26 9am. Downtown Arts District, Newark. 888466-5722.

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. 3pm. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. 973322-5856. sbmcevents

Seton Hall Theatre: “Radium Girls” Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls is based on the true story of the dial painters who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J. and made labor history. Oct. 23-25 8pm. Oct. 24 & 26 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Featuring Linor Abargil, Former Miss Israel and Former Miss World. Abargil has become an advocate for girls/ women to be empowered to speak out against sexual violence and defend themselves against abuse of all kinds. The event will also honor Barbara Drench, Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award recipient. 6:15pm cocktail reception; 7:15pm program. Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany. 973-267-7373.

The Beach Boys Perform Musical wizardry continues with Mendelssohn’s brilliant, impetuous Violin Concerto performed by the charismatic Gil Shaham. Franck’s lovely and emotional Symphony closes a spellbinding program. 1:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Friday, October 24

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Once described by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” Smokey Robinson performs from over a half century of Motown memories . 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Based on the same source material as the film “You’ve Got Mail,” SHE LOVES ME tells the story of George and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s, who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not knowing that they are actually writing to each other. The story is sweet and funny and rich with fantastic supporting characters and gorgeous music, which will be the focus of this concert production. Oct. 24 & 25 8pm. Oct. 26 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 973-566-9255.

Creatures of the Night Join us for a fun-filled evening where we will meet some nocturnal characters to learn why and how they come out at night. 6-8pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum , 324 Forest Drive South Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Saturday, October 25 MTV’S Guy Code + Girl Code Comedy Tour Your favorite comedians from MTV’s top-rated shows ”Guy Code” and ”Girl Code” perform stand-up comedy, partake in a hilarious panel discussion on “Code” topics, and take audience member questions. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

5th Annual Halloween 5k

Tot Shabbat Members and non-members come and experience a brief, song-filled service led by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein for children in grade one and below and their families. Tot Shabbat is a great way to meet others with young children and to celebrate Shabbat together. After the service, join us for dinner. Please RSVP. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

The NJ Chapter of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition will host its 5th Annual Halloween 5k to End Cervical Cancer. Same day registration starts at 9am. Race begins at 10:30am. Face painting, photo booth and raffles. Just Jake’s, 30 Park St., Montclair.

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The diverse and very personal set of songs includes both familiar standards and compositions by Lennon/McCartney, Randy Newman, two songs by Ivan Lins, recorded in the original Portuguese, and, for the first time, a Monheit original. 8pm. Bergen PAC 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood 201-227-1030. Congregation Shomrei Emunah

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Join chef Jean Colrick and participate in coking some Halloween fun. Menu includes mummy hot dogs, jack-o-lantern fruit cups, s’more eyeballs, magic pretzel wands, slime juice. Ages 5-9 with adult. 1-3pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Home for Good Dog Rescue Howl-A-Ween Party Come out for a howl of a good time to this year’s wicked HowlA-Ween party hosted by Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR). Enjoy open bar, ghoulish appetizers, freakish contests, fun prizes and more! Costumes preferred but not required. All proceeds to benefit HFGDR’s rescue operations. 7pm-12am. Morristown Airport, 50 Airport Rd., Morristown. RSVP:

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Tony Zatzick will be coming back to educate, entertain and sample these great products. 1-3pm. Free. Reservations required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Home for Good Dog Rescue Howl-A-Ween Party Come out for a howl of a good time to this year’s wicked Howl-A-Ween party hosted by Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR). Enjoy open bar, ghoulish appetizers, freakish contests, fun prizes and more. Costumes preferred but not required. All proceeds to benefit HFGDR’s rescue operations. 7pm-12am. Morristown Airport, 50 Airport Rd., Morristown. RSVP:

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Enjoy a Taste of Europe Don’t miss the Journey across Europe through fine wines, craft beers and artisanal spirits while sampling country specific appetizers and desserts. Continue your tasting back in the US while enjoying live music by “Jumping the Gun Band.” Event sponsored by Buyrite Wine & Liquor, Chatham. Net proceeds to benefit Catholic Charities food pantries. 7-10pm. To purchase tickets (must be 21or older) visit the web. Corpus Christi Parish, 234 Southern Blvd., Chatham Twp.

Abendmusik Concert— Hanover Wind Symphony Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music@MUMC, will present the Hanover Wind Symphony under the direction of Matthew Patterno, Conductor. The Hanover Wind Symphony is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, as is the Abendmusik concert series. 7:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Place (on the Green), Morristown. 973-538-2132.

The Strange Fate of Antoine Le Blanc Art imitates life as we look at the early 19th century Morristown murder trial of Antoine Le Blanc and the strange things that happened afterwards. We use primary sources and the novel Frankenstein to dissect this bizarre event in local history focusing on the American justice system and Gothic literature. 5-7pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550.

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Garden Sprouts: Who’s Got the Pumpkin Did you know that pumpkins are a fruit? Learn about this fall fruit and other fall fruits we love and eat every autumn. The program includes a story time and indoor and outdoor activities. Ages 3-6. 11am-12pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603

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Opera lovers won’t want to miss this fully staged production of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece. The opera is sung in French with a full orchestra. English subtitles are provided. Montclair State University, Memorial Auditorium, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-763-7969.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company “Homecoming to the Bickford Theatre!” The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company returns to its roots featuring its newest techno savvy tour de force, Interior Designs with excerpts of a crowd favorite, Love Suite Love, to music by the inimitable Patsy Cline. The program is topped off with Doug Elkins’ eclectic ode to love, Narcoleptic Lovers. CDDC immerses the senses and thrills the spirit in a concert that honors those that launched the company over 30 years ago. 2pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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his October marks four years since the Julio Angel Hair Studio opened in New Jersey at its first location. Recently Julio Angel Hair Studio moved to 146 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona to accommodate its rapidly growing clientele. “We are used to having one to two new clients a month and now we are approaching 75 new clients this month at the new location,” says Julio Angel, of his quickly expanding business. The new 1,500 square-foot space in Verona is more than two times as large as the previous space in Little Falls. Angel worked in New York City for seven years at a salon on Madison Avenue, which he refers to as “being in a pressure cooker,” because there was so much to learn - and it had to be learned quickly to keep up with the pace of his clients. After seven years of work and training, Angel decided to take his love for hair to New Jersey, where he could offer his clients New York City skills at a fraction of the price. Today, Angel has clients all around the country, as well as internationally, who appreciate not only his talent, but the atmosphere of the Julio Angel Hair Studio experience. Upon entering the studio each client is greeted by friendly staff and offered a beverage before having a consultation with his or her stylist. The focus is wholeheartedly on the service that customers receive. Trained by Angel from the very beginning, stylists have started as assistants and worked their way up, creating a “sense of family” among staff. Angel refers to his studio as a “hair spa” because it is a place that has a quiet and relaxing vibe, unlike many other salons. Stylists and clients both feel comfortable and relaxed during their

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osteoporosis [os-tee-oh-puh-roh-sis] a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components, sometimes resulting in pain, decreased height, and skeletal deformities: common in older persons, primarily postmenopausal women, but also associated with long-term steroid therapy and certain endocrine disorders. 52

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he statistics are staggering for osteoporosis, a chronic condition characterized by low bone density and deficits in calcium and other minerals that render bones brittle and highly breakable. Just this past June, the National Osteoporosis Foundation released updated data on the numbers of Americans both at risk for and affected by the disease: 10.2 million adults age 50 and older have osteoporosis, while another 43 million have a good chance of developing it.

With osteoporosis the culprit behind some two million broken bones annually—breaks that frequently lead to ongoing pain, immobility and a variety of related health problems, not to mention exponential treatment costs—the need for better prevention has never been greater. For everybody, particularly the one in two women and the one in four men who will suffer a fracture from osteoporosis, research as of late offers sage advice for averting and living with the illness today, while holding promise for a “bone healthy” tomorrow.

The News on Diet & Exercise

fat-free yogurt, milk and cheese; fatty fish like salmon and sardines; dark leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and okra; and even foods fortified with Vitamin D and calcium like soy milk and cereal. But moving forward, include in your diet foods rich in magnesium (raisins, spinach and sweet potatoes), high in potassium (bananas, oranges and tomatoes), and filled with Vitamin C (brussel sprouts, green and red peppers and strawberries). The research shows they’ll not only help to increase bone density, but reduce fracture risk as well.

Don’t smoke, avoid or limit alcohol, exercise regularly, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and increase intake of calcium and Vitamin D—all part of the basic protocol for keeping your bones strong and warding off osteoporosis. But one recent investigation reveals that diet and lifestyle changes prescribed to protect the heart can make better bones as well for a two-for-one “health punch.” The study developed an adherence score for following the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2006 Diet and Lifestyle recommendations, and then tracked 933 participants, aged 47 to 79. Findings showed that the risk for osteoporosis in bone areas throughout the body dropped from between 9% and 17% when adherence scores increased incrementally.

And when it comes to exercise, frequent physical activity that promotes a tip-top ticker is just as valuable for boosting bone strength. According to the AHA, 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise improves your overall cardiovascular health. These same minutes, whether spent walking, running, hiking, dancing or doing other weight-bearing movements, also have a positive affect on your bones—especially in your thighs and upper body, which are prone to breaks. Be sure to consult with your physician, however, before starting any exercise regimen.

So whereas calcium and Vitamin D always have been important for healthy bones, many other foods and nutrients, once advised primarily for a healthy heart, are now being heralded for their bone-strengthening properties. You should still eat the staples: dairy products such as low-fat or

Still Other Research Many other studies are making significant advances in what causes osteoporosis and how best to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. Recent research protocols have: • discovered two integral genes: one considered vital for normal bone formation and the other linked with weight loss (in women 65 and older) that contributes to bone loss; • detected biomarkers that correlate with changes in bone remodeling (formation and breakdown) and, in turn, may offer insight into the loss of bone; • found that quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the heel predicts hip and other nonvertebral fractures almost as well as the more expensive dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA); • supported the usefulness of low-dose estrogen, selective estrogen receptor modulators and bisphosphonates in both preventing and treating osteoporosis.

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LUXURIOUS LOCKS Where cold water can reduce hair volume, hot water can strip locks of natural oils, leaving hair dry and brittle. Most shampoos work best with a moderate water temperature so be aware of hot versus cold when treating your hair.

OLIVE YOUR NEW LOOK Whether harsh summer sun or cold, dry winters – damaged, dehydrated hair can happen year round. Repairing distressed hair does not always mean you need to make an appointment at the salon or stock up on expensive hair treatments. Simply look in your kitchen cabinet. Olive oil adds moisture and shine to lackluster hair, so treat it—wet or dry— at a fraction of the cost.

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RELAXING FRUIT BATH After a tough day of sun exposure, stress and pollution—a bath set at the appropriate temperature can help de-stress the body and mind. Start by running a warm bath – 80 to 100 degrees—with a half-gallon of milk and lavender oil, and rub pureed watermelon, a natural anti-inflammatory, on the skin for a soothing finish.

DRINK UP We’ve all heard about the benefits of drinking water—and they’re true. Add a few slices of cucumber or mint leaves to a glass of ice water for a post bath or shower refresher. Skin care expert and research scientist Warren Wallo explains, “Water helps flush toxins from your body and hydrates your system, for healthy-looking skin and a soft, natural glow.” (Family Features)


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Tuesday, October 28

Wednesday, October 29

The Beach Boys Perform

Bella Musica Mandolin Concert

With over 100 million records sold worldwide, and more than 33 RIAA Platinum & Gold record awards, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Caldwell Public Library presents a free concert by The Bella Musica quartet from 6:30-7:30pm. The group will perform traditional Italian favorites featuring the mandolin and flute. The musicians are Caldwell area residents Mark and Gail Sample, Ben Larkey and Franco Digagni. Refreshments provided. Reservations required. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

The Rotary Club of Livingston Awards Dinner

The 2014 Citizenship Award recipient is Tim McLoone, President of McLoone’s Restaurants and Founder of the all volunteer group “The Holiday Express”, which provides entertainment for Special Needs Schools and Soup Kitchens during the holiday season. Award recipients are the volunteers of the Livingston Fire Department and the Livingston First Aid Squad. Hanover Manor,16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover. 973-994-4640.

Whiskey, Watches & Wheels Join the Business and Professionals Network for a stylish evening of drinks, horology and hotrods. Learn the difference between whiskey and whisky, a Chronograph and a chronometer and antique and classic cars. Whiskey tastings provided or try on your favorite Swiss watch– sorry no test drives. 7pm. High Marques Prestige Sports & Leisure Cars, 169-171 Washington St., Morristown. 908-288-2406.

This year’s gala honors the work of Bill Koch. Bill’s 43-year career with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service included 34 years spent at Great Swamp N.W.R. Under his leadership, the Refuge became a national model for refuges across the U.S. and won an Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to a delicious dinner banquet, festivities will include a cocktail hour featuring an open bar beginning 6pm and a silent auction chock-full of spectacular items up for bids, including a stay at a luxury suite in Big Sky, Montana, a stay at a vacation home in the Adirondacks, several prestigious golf packages, a winery tour, fine wines, and much more! Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Rd., Morristown. 973-538-3500. www.

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Friday, October 31

Know the Skin You’re In Franz O. Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist at Saint Barnabas, will speak about the epidemiology of skin cancer as well as the risk factors for the development of skin cancer, the importance of early detection, and the treatment options. Free, registration required. 7pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-322-5620. www.barnabashealth.sbmcevents

Trick-or-treat at the West Orange Farmers Market and continue the candy-fest at the stores along Main Street. 3-7pm. Farmers Market, Quigley parking lot at Eagle Rock Ave, & Harrison Ave. West Orange. 973-325-4109.

Thursday, October 30

The Tubes Perform

NJ Speakers Series: Alan Alda From Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H to Arnold Vinick on The West Wing, Alan Alda has been a staple on American television for more than four decades, earning 32 Emmy nominations and six Emmy and Golden Globe awards.8pm. NJPAC, One Center St, Newark. 888-466-5722.

No matter how memorable THE TUBES recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Richard Alston Dance Company

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The 2014 engagement includes the American premieres of two glorious new works created for the Benjamin Britten centenary, Rejoice in the Lamb and Holderlin Fragments, along with the reprise of Unfinished Business and 1994’s Illuminations, set to Britten’s song cycle based on poems by Rimbaud. 7:30pm (also on Oct. 31, 7:30pm). Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, One Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-655-4000.

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rganizing is not a one time only proposition; it is a process that needs to be learned over time. Like any other learning process, there is a learning curve. After all, you did not learn French on the first lesson or get in shape with one workout (If only that were true!). Think of organizing in the same way as it takes time to have long lasting effects. And like any human process, there may be obstacles that stand in the way. The key is to remain on your path and understand that setbacks can happen, but should not deter you from your ultimate goal. To help you navigate those obstacles, I offer the following advice:

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Solution: Many work from homers have trouble setting boundaries for where work ends and where personal life begins. Realize that how you work is within your power and that starts with setting good work habits. Establishing a consistent routine and schedule that you can maintain will help you close the door to your home office when the workday ends.


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Solution: When engaging in any project with a partner, make communication the key and deal with the project at hand rather than the person. Once you remove the emotional baggage and manage the tasks free of emotion, you will be able to gain consensus. Think compromise where each side inevitably will need to give and to get.

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Obstacle: Every time I organize I have a “look what I found moment” that derails the process. Solution: Distractions from unpleasant tasks are easy to come by. Instead of stopping the project at hand, hold that item you have uncovered until the end. It then becomes a reward for all that good organizing work. A great way to battle procrastination is to put a reward at the task’s completion.

Obstacle: How do I keep the momentum going? Solution: Doing something everyday will not only encourage steady progress, but also instill a familiarity with your items and what needs to be done. When you have frequent touch with the project, you begin to gain the confidence and control you need to accomplish your task.

IN THE MARKETPLACE By Diane Haase, photos by Dan Epstein

Boone Studio Enriches Montclair Fitness Scene by Keeping It Fresh & Finding Balance


estled among the hip stores and restaurants of Montclair’s Church Street, Boone Studios offers a sunny and intimate setting with two handsomely renovated workout studios equipped for a wide variety of exercise regimens. Classes include traditional Pilates, Yoga, Barre and TRX, (a regimen created by Navy Seals using suspension ropes and body resistance). Perhaps more unusual is the additional array of fusion sessions including Barre-Yoga, Pilates and Barre, Cardiobarre, Kettlebells and Tabata, (a high intensity interval training discipline mixeat an adjustable height barred with lifting of kettle shaped weights), Kettlebells and Foam Rolling. All the Barre classes involve ballet moves with core conditioning—a highly effective way to shed bulk, lengthen muscles and sculpt bodies. Class size is limited to 8 in one studio and 16 in the other, meaning clients receive individualized instruction, allowing for a range of abilities in one class. The owner, operator, guru and inspirational force behind Boone is Hala Ghanem. Her youthful demeanor and petite physique topped by chocolate and caramel ringlets belie her years of training. “I first started teaching Yoga in 2003, owning a similar studio in Beirut. When I came to the U.S. I became certified through Yoga Works, and

then took 12 different certifications—4 in Barre alone. My certification spans Pilates, Barre, TRX and Kettlebells. When asked how she finds teachers, Ghanem explains that she has to invest in “training and qualifying promising talents who have already worked in the fitness industry. I like to work with teachers who have multiple certifications, (preferably yoga or pilates), as they tend to understand body mechanics and alignment well.” Ghanem began teaching BarreYoga “as a method to achieve greater flexibility and alignment. The multi-discipline sessions we offer are very well blended as they combine flexibility and strength equally. Cardio is the newer addition to the mix because of its benefit for fat burning and cardiovascular health. People are generally time-crunched so it’s nice to be able to get everything you need in one class. Multiple disciplines keep workouts fresh and effective.” People who only have one routine tend to become bored and often plateau physically. Perhaps the most important benefit of more than one discipline is that tightened and stressed muscles receive a much-needed release. As Ghanem points out, “There is so much to be said about doing a deep yoga stretch after a kettlebell class. However, we ensure that strength will be enhanced and sculpting ac-

complished by taking our pure, single discipline classes as well as the fusion. All of our sessions are results oriented”. While Boone is providing a way to keep working out fresh, challenging and restorative, Ghanem has thought of small but important amenities as well. Her studios have babysitting for harried young mothers, showers for those heading to work and her husbands’ lattes, crepes and gelato right across the street at “Yalo and Me,” for those who need to refuel. She even encourages signup for classes via text. Looking ahead Ghanem expects to focus on training teachers while allowing demand to dictate the direction of new classes. “Currently there is a shortage of Barre teachers and we are introducing Barre teacher training in January.” They are also planning to add 8am and 5:30pm classes in February. So check out the schedule online at There is something for everyone.

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Cooking with… CHEF LOU SEGER By Rhonda Rivera, photos by Dan Epstein


fter speaking with Chef Lou Seger of LuNello in Cedar Grove for just a few minutes, his love of food becomes clear. His passion for every ingredient shines, whether discussing how to choose a good butternut squash (go for a medium size with small bulb because it has less seeds), the fine point of tearing fresh herbs versus cutting them (to prevent bitterness), or the taste of Stracchino cheese (made from Italian cow’s milk, creamier than brie). “The Stuffed Pumpkin recipe is one of our customers’ favorites,” Chef Lou reveals. The whole idea behind the recipe started with his desire to use pumpkin as more than just a soup bowl. When a local farmer introduced him to types of squash that are entirely edible, including the skin, Chef Lou’s creative juices began to flow. At first, he started with a pumpkin fondue with rabbit sausage and croutons. However, Chef Lou wanted a more rustic and autumnal dish. His customers gave him feedback, which led him to substitute pork sausage for the rabbit. After several iterations, his recipe evolved into the star it is today. Since creating the recipe over ten years ago, his demand for pumpkins and squash has grown exponentially. Luckily, he has his own farm in Hackettstown where he grows the fresh pumpkins he uses. For those he does not grow, he has sources in the Catskills and other nearby areas. Chef Lou hopes you enjoy his delectable fall recipe, which he graciously created just for Suburban Essex home cooks, and is very proud that it uses just one pot while capturing the essence of his restaurant dish.


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Stuffed Pumpkin Ingredients: 5 Delicata squash 1 lb. Butternut squash 2-3 T olive oil, plus additional to roast the squash ¼ to ½ lb. sausage (can use pork, turkey, chicken) 1 onion, minced 1 garlic clove, finely minced ¼ lb. sliced shiitake mushrooms, optional (can substitute your favorite) ¼ lb. sliced cabbage, optional 6 fresh sage leaves, torn ½ t fresh thyme, torn ½ c chicken broth ¼ lb. Pecorino Romano cheese, grated, plus additional for the topping ½ lb. Stracchino cheese Salt and pepper to taste For garnish: Pumpkin seeds, roasted in the oven and then sautéed in butter Pomegranate seeds Truffle or pumpkin oil Directions: Cut the Butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place together with the Delicata squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 400F oven for 35 minutes. Let cool. Then, remove the squash flesh and put into a bowl, careful to cut the Delicate in half for use as serving bowls later. Heat 2-3T oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown for 5 minutes. Put in the onion, and brown for 3 more minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the mushrooms and/or cabbage (if desired), sage and thyme. Add the squash and mash with the back of a spoon. Pour in the chicken broth and stir, making sure to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. When the mixture is a fondue consistency, turn down the heat and add in the Pecorino and Stracchino cheeses. Turn off the heat.

BONUS TIP: Use any leftover butternut squash to make a delicious filling for ravioli. Simply mix 1 cup pureed butternut squash, 2T ricotta, 2 leaves fresh sage (torn), 2 T grated pecorino or parmesan cheese, a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Place this mixture into ravioli squares or wonton wrappers, form ravioli and cook.

Place the Delicata shells into an oven-proof dish. Stuff them with the filling. [NOTE: you can do all the preceding in advance.] Sprinkle some Pecorino Romano cheese on top and put under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until browned. Garnish with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds and either the truffle or pumpkin oil. Serves 10 October 2014



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The Calandra’s third and newest restaurant, iL Vecchio Café, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads as well as pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones made with all natural whole grain ingredients in their stone deck, wood burning oven. They also have a new wine menu. As always, the restaurants are family friendly and offer a complete children’s menu. All chicken served and sold, is free range chicken. During the spring and summer months, they offer outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar area. ENT,H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

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CALDWELL Asian Delite

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More than a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant, Nori Sushi offers unique and exotic foods ranging from Bugs Bunny and Jalapeño sushi rolls to Indonesian-Style lemongrass-scented chicken.


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 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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FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield
973-5756500 Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family friendly restaurant offering Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. The restaurant features an open kitchen, Tuscan themed dining room, lobby bar, outdoor seating in the spring and summer months, and fireside lobby dining in the winter months. Guests of the establishment will enjoy fresh homemade pasta, seafood, Mediterranean specialties, and authentic pizza from the stone deck wood-burning oven. Their enticing dessert tray is full of delicious pastries and desserts from Calandra’s Bakery. They offer live piano entertainment in the lobby on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Reservations are gladly taken for parties of two or more for lunch and dinner. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 

973575-7720 Cucina Calandra prides itself on quality and freshness, offering you and your family a menu that centers on southern Italian cooking. The main dining room is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, as well as all holidays. In the heart of the room is a stone deck wood-burning oven, where Chef Henry crafts delicious pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones. Undoubtedly “a family kitchen,” Cucina Calandra provides excellent cuisine in a family-friendly environment. If your kids choose pizza from the children’s menu, they encourage them to get creative as they shape and decorate their own pizza with Chef Henry! ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante

and Now Gluten Free!

Seafood Delight with Ginger and Scallion

Vote for Us for BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT 5-Time Best of Essex Winner– Winner–BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 

973-785-4225 Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked 
to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

Rare, The Steakhouse

Cielo Restaurant

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients • The Finest Ingredients and Marinades



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

199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 MON-THURS 11AM-9:30PM, FRI-SAT 11:30AM-10:30PM, SUN 11AM-9:30PM

Order Online at:

168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield,
973-808-1414 Anthony Pucciarello, chef and owner serves Italian comfort food with a different flair— a lighter, fresher take on Italian-American cuisine using fresh ingredients and herb and vegetables from the restaurant’s 300-yard-long garden. They are now serving on the outdoor patio and offers a Tavern Menu to their bar and patio patrons Tuesdays-Sundays beginning at 5pm.

Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant 283 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-2142

Offering great service, authentic Italian cuisine and outdoor seating.

440 Main St, Little Falls 

Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

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

LIVINGSTON Baumgart’s Café

4175 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-422-0955 Offering a variety of delicacy from a multi-national menu, from sesame chicken, to pastrami, and homemade ice cream.

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Fine Japanese Cuisine

Dine-In • Take Out • BYOB Free Delivery • Open 7 Days 776 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell (next to TJ Maxx)


$5.00 OFF

Minimum purchase of $35 required. Limit one coupon per table. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Expires 10/31/2014

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Il Vicolo Ristorante

Strip House

Enjoy Outdoor Dining on Our Patio

550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, The Westminster Hotel, Livingston 973-548-0050 www.

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston

Monday-Thursday 4pm-2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon-12am

624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-239-0544

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

Lithos Estiatorio

405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111 Offering fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean as well as many meat and poultry Greek dishes that will entice the palette of all culinary preferences.

Nero’s Grille

618 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-994-1410




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An American steakhouse with an Italian accent. Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere.

Pizzetta Enoteca

62 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-740-2264 Acasual, cool, hip place for young families seeking authentic thin crust pizza and fresh Italian dishes.

With menu items including truffle creamed spinach, prime cuts of steak and Grade A beef, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts, the Strip House is the quintessential steak house.

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838 • Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES NOW! Party Room for 10-80 Guests

“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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



407 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair • 973-233-9400 Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine.

Bistro 18

18 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair • 973-233-0800

Osteria Giotto

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

Osteria Giotto’s traditional Italian cuisine has delighted patrons’ palates with a menu that includes an array of delicious and authentic Italian soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Fresh pasta made daily and bread is baked daily on the premises.

Serving American classics, their barbeque is seasoned with custom dry rub, then cooked low and slow over hickory or mesquite. On the weekends, they have live blues bands.

21-23 Midland Avenue, Montclair 973-746-0111

64 ½ Chestnut Street, Montclair • 973-509-1134



700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-509-8099

Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch staples with a twist, Toast is the perfect place to try new and exciting varieties of old favorites in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Try the Crab Cake Benedict or the Crab and Asparagus Omelet.

Fricassee French Bistro

6 Park Street, Montclair • 973-744-2191 An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

Uncle Moustache

701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-233-9500

Halcyon Brasserie

An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

114 Walnut Street, Montclair • 973-744-4450 A beautiful atmosphere coupled with an eclectic menu.

The Wood Pit BBQ

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-954-4679

Just Jake’s

30 Park St, Montclair • 9733-655-8987 • A popular lively bar and restaurant.

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair
• 973-746-6778


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

19 S. Park Street, Montclair • 973-509-9077

This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats.

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Offering distinctive Italian cuisine inspired by the every day family cooking.




- Zagat Survey

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls

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

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ORANGE Star Tavern


400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973509-8878

• Local Delivery Available • Daily Lunch Specials • Weekly Dinner Specials

6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

973.992.8999 •

• Catering Available for Special Occassions & Corporate Events


Upstairs Sports Bar

Football Season is Here!

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


A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD

SOUTH ORANGE Bunny’s Sports Bar

14 W. South Orange Avenue, South Orange 973-763-1377 A family-oriented restaurant also featuring a robust bar and Happy Hour scene.

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. Threetime 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

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-4144 •

Toro Loco

23 Valley St, South Orange 973-761-1515 This Mexican restaurant that is known for its drink specials and margaritas.

A restaurant offering modern American cuisine, a full bar, and an extensive liquor and wine list.

Uptown 596

Take Out and Delivery Available

596 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-0915

Village Trattoria

21 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange 973-762-2015

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099

Serving imported pastas and baked Italian dishes along with a wide array of specialty pizzas.

A restaurant offering brunch and dinner focuses on a fresh, local approach to cooking.

Veggie Heaven

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088


A restaurant specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

VOTE FOR US! Home of the Handmade Bagel

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

r Pumpkin Muffins!

VOTE FOR US! Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

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

673 Bloomfield Ave • West Caldwell • 973-228-0848 66

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“Excellent” -ZAGAT Review


11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM ON & OFF PREMISES CATERING

VERONA Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante 633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-4416

Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

Verona Inn

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Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 
973-731-3463 Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional 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

BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available MN: Menu on

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, 973-731-2360 624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973-239-0544 Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP


776 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-808-7178 This Japanese grill and Sushi bar uses only the freshest and highest quality seafood to prepare your meal.

WEST ORANGE China Gourmet

468 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-6411

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

McLoone’s Boathouse

34 South Valley Road, West Orange • 973-736-7899

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange • 862-252-7108 Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views, they offer American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

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

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

A wonderful friendly atmosphere serving delicious authentic Chinese cuisine.

Due Amici Ristorante

450 Main Street, West Orange • 973-669-0027


A family owned Italian restaurant & catering serves authentic Italian dishes.


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homes were sold in August, down 11% from 273 in July and down 18% compared with August, 2013. The average sales price, $567,600, was down by less than 1% compared with a year earlier ($570,200). The median days on market for properties that sold was 29, up from 23 in July. 51% of sales were properties on the market for 30 days or less, down from an exceptionally high 62% in July. This reflects clearance of inventory on the market for 31-180 days, as the listing inventory is at a low level.

CALDWELL Address 10 Chestnut St 8 Fells Manor Rd 52 Park Ave

List Price 375,000 419,000 469,000

CEDAR GROVE 9 Highpoint 101 Holly Ln 56 Old Orchard Ct 23 Grissing Ct 35 Rockledge Pl 42 Elmwood Rd 61 Devonshire Rd 14 Bentley Rd 32 Cedar St 3 Hilltop Dr 47 Brunswick Rd 26 Beverly Rd 5 Sunset Ter 184 Eileen Dr 50 Laura Dr

300,000 339,000 359,000 439,000 445,000 449,900 429,900 450,000 479,900 479,900 489,000 529,000 579,000 799,000 7,400,000

ESSEX FELLS 44 Wootton Rd 41 Avon Dr 76 Forest Way

579,900 795,000 1,029,000


17 Ridgewood Ave 395,000 12 Astor Pl 341,900 128 Linden Ave, 2 439,000 14 Hawthorne Ave 469,000 208 Washington St 459,000 46 Essex Ave 499,400 153 Carteret St 499,000 62 Clark St 489,000 60 Clinton Rd 527,000 85 Baldwin St 529,000 225 Baldwin St 524,000 55 Highland Ave 579,000 21 Appleton Rd 615,000 162 Midland Ave 595,000 44 Clinton Rd 609,000 78 Lincoln St 699,900 37 Clinton Rd 629,000 37 Stanford Pl 719,000 35 Stanford Pl 725,000 489 Ridgewood Ave 995,000 72 Winsor Pl 850,000 24 Cambridge Rd 1,195,000


Suburban Essex â€

Bed/Bath Sale Price 3/1.1 365,000 3/3.1 385,000 4/1.2 464,500

2/2.1 2/2 3/1.1 3/2 3/2 3/2.1 4/2.1 3/2 3/2 3/1.1 4/2 3/2 4/3 5/4.1 8/9.3

320,000 330,000 360,000 410,000 433,000 437,500 440,000 440,000 460,000 465,000 480,000 545,000 620,500 690,000 5,900,000

3/2.1 4/2.1 3/3.1

575,000 775,000 970,000

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

375,000 426,000 440,000 460,000 485,000 485,000 501,000 516,000 525,000 542,000 589,000 610,000 645,000 650,000 674,800 700,000 724,900 755,000 820,000 925,000 930,000 1,385,000


148 Adams Ct 325,000 198 E Cedar St 359,000 12 Congressional Pkwy 349,900 7 Melrose Dr 350,000 182 Walnut St 365,000 37 Beverly Rd 369,000 26 Royal Ave 375,000 11 Clover Ln 375,000 51 Berkeley Pl 425,000 32 Hazel Ave 464,900 14 Taft Ct 430,000 92 W Cedar St 497,000 21 Berkeley Ter 499,000 11 Borden Pl 518,000 2 Scotland Dr 509,000 12 Brandon Ave 519,000 14 Tanglewood Dr 559,000 313 Edmonton Ct 569,000 250 N Livingston Ave 599,000 27 Pine Valley Rd 605,000 4 Mansfield Ct 595,000 43 Overlook Rd 699,000 99 Falcon Rd 650,000 58 Winged Foot Dr 659,000 10 Champion Blvd 649,900 33 West Dr 688,000 13 Millstone Dr 715,000 34 Village Dr 699,000 3 Willow Ln 749,900 14 Gable Walk 758,900 19 Troy Dr 799,000 4 Cedar Gate Dr, 41 799,900 21 Emerson Dr 799,000 43 Morningside Dr 825,000 20 Gable Walk 748,900 5 Westgate Rd 869,900 15 Devonshire Rd 999,000 18 Notch Hill Dr 1,095,000 6 Coventry Rd 1,299,000 3 Notch Hill Dr 1,299,000 67 Chestnut St 1,499,000

MONTCLAIR 64 Elmwood Ave 180 Harrison Ave 50 Pine St, I 78 Willowdale Ave 17 Linden Ave 113 Willowdale Ave 28 Linden Ave 145 Chestnut St 49 Gray St

October 2014

190,000 235,000 319,000 339,000 385,000 329,000 375,000 438,400 549,000

2/1 4/1 3/1.1 3/1 3/1.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/2 4/2.1 3/1.1 3/1.1 4/2.1 5/2.1 4/2 3/2 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 3/3 2/2.1 4/2.1 2/2 4/2.1 3/3.1 3/3.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 4/2.1 3/3 3/2.1 4/3 3/3.1 4/3.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 4/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.2 4/2.2 5/4.1 5/6.3

295,000 310,000 337,000 345,000 350,000 380,000 385,000 392,800 447,000 460,000 460,800 497,000 508,000 515,000 519,000 524,000 545,000 550,559 575,000 600,000 605,100 620,000 635,000 653,525 655,000 665,000 690,000 695,000 740,000 750,810 775,000 780,000 790,000 805,000 805,800 850,000 1,100,000 1,230,300 1,237,000 1,270,000 1,450,000

7/2 3/1.1 2/2.1 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 3/2 6/3.1 4/2.1

185,000 235,000 307,000 310,500 380,000 396,000 402,000 440,000 560,000

241 Grove St 73 Myrtle Ave 9 Parkway 16 Wilde Pl 256 Grove St 159 Midland Ave 87 Prospect Ave 191 Montclair Ave 140 Highland Ave 24 Prospect Ave 46 Llewellyn Rd

549,000 695,000 649,000 699,000 599,000 675,000 799,000 749,000 1,050,000 989,000 1,150,000

3/1.1 7/3.1 4/3 7/3.1 5/2.1 5/2.1 5/3 5/3 5/4.2 6/3.2 6/4.2

600,000 603,000 676,200 685,000 689,000 709,000 858,000 886,000 1,100,000 1,162,000 1,200,000

199,000 384,000 699,000 899,900 999,000

2/1 3/3.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 5/4.1

150,000 384,000 670,500 900,000 919,233

258,000 395,000 388,000 579,000 635,000 735,000 819,000

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

220,000 405,000 407,000 585,000 637,500 715,000 810,000

NORTH CALDWELL 6 Henry Ave 523 Stephanie Dr 66 Evergreen Dr 42 Green Pl 4 Chestnut Hill Rd

ROSELAND 8 Westview Ave 6 Park St 9 Conover Ave 22 Conklin Ct 14 Cheryl Ln 33 Schweinberg Dr 4 White Oak Rd

UPPER MONTCLAIR 43 Gordonhurst Ave 5 Windermere Rd 21 Macopin Ave 314 Park St 31 Marion Rd 559 U. Mountain Ave 45 Norman Rd 197 Inwood Ave 505 Highland Ave 45 Watchung Ave 17 Elston Rd 87 Cooper Ave 20 Norman Rd 97 Beverley Rd 44 Woodmont Rd 309 U. Mountain Ave 29 Northview Ave 15 Club Rd 320 N Mountain Ave 60 Bellevue Ave


29 Cumberland Ave 35 Durrell St

525,000 529,000 625,000 599,900 625,000 639,000 645,000 699,000 720,000 639,000 750,000 829,000 799,000 695,000 849,000 1,150,000 1,199,000 1,799,000 1,699,000 1,895,000

259,900 299,000

4/1.1 3/1.1 6/3 5/2.2 3/2.1 4/2 4/2.2 3/2.1 6/3.2 4/2.2 6/2.2 5/3.2 4/2.1 5/3 5/3.1 9/5.2 6/4.1 5/4 5/3.1 7/4.2

2/2 3/2

601,000 605,000 639,000 651,000 655,000 659,000 693,000 700,000 720,000 739,000 755,000 775,000 831,500 849,000 951,000 1,150,000 1,160,000 1,505,000 1,730,000 1,800,000

255,000 270,000

14 Sunnyside Pl 35 Derwent Ave 34 Linden Ave 2 Cliff St 41 Gerdes Ave 41 Floyd Rd 19 Otsego Rd 35 S Prospect St 7 Howard St 33 Brookdale Ave 23 Sylvan Rd 16 Laurel Ct 62 Fells Rd 6 Rawding Ct 59 Afterglow Ave

329,000 330,000 364,000 380,000 398,000 419,999 449,000 469,900 499,900 549,000 645,900 629,999 675,000 899,000 1,395,000

WEST CALDWELL 120 Ravine Ave 14 Johnson Ave 141 Central Ave 27 Orton Rd 84 Ravine Ave 710 Passaic Ave 8 Sweetwood Ct 22 Lougheed Ave 9 Van Ness Pl 33 Aldom Cir 35 Lombard Dr 9 Decamp Ct 106 Forest Ave

299,000 330,000 299,900 359,900 379,900 419,000 419,000 429,000 499,900 565,000 569,000 589,000 585,000

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

317,500 333,214 365,000 378,000 428,700 440,000 449,000 469,900 520,000 586,000 615,000 620,000 675,000 899,000 1,395,000

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

280,000 322,500 340,000 355,000 365,000 419,000 422,500 436,000 490,000 550,000 569,000 583,500 616,000

WEST ORANGE 12 Park Ter 67 Maple Ave 61 Whittlesey Ave 14 Fairmount Ter 16 High St 3 Oxford Ter 54 Mountain View St 11 Paris Cir 1 Cecil Lane Pl 2 Orange Heights Ave 28 Fitzrandolph Rd 40 Korwel Cir 37 Larkin Cir 22 Rutgers St 36 Kayser Ln 20 Mayfair Dr 51 Sunnyside Rd 30 Oxford Ter 797 Plsnt Valley Way 9 Elmwood Ave 25 Glenview Dr 14 Midro Way 280 De Rose Ct 9 Woods End Rd 31 Valley Way 10 Rutgers St 105 Riggs Pl 8 Mt Pleasant Pl 13 Oak Crest Rd

139,000 199,900 189,000 195,000 213,000 261,000 229,900 239,000 258,000 245,000 269,900 279,000 250,000 259,000 279,900 285,000 262,500 299,000 282,500 294,500 319,000 315,000 319,000 329,000 299,000 329,000 327,500 350,000 350,000

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

139,000 140,000 178,000 194,600 200,000 225,000 225,750 239,000 244,800 245,000 245,000 250,000 252,000 252,999 262,500 270,000 276,000 280,000 285,000 295,000 305,000 310,000 310,000 317,500 320,000 326,000 327,500 330,000 337,500

162 Dezenzo Ln 355,000 76 Clarken Dr 359,500 14 Hooper Ave 369,900 4 Undercliff Ter 359,900 7 Nelson Ct 369,900 26 Oakridge Rd 375,000 180 Clarken Dr 385,000 20 Gavin Rd 399,000 62 Wellington Ave 389,900 53 Lawrence Ave 399,000 67 Davey Dr 429,000 26 Benvenue Ave 420,000 174 Forest Hill Rd 415,000 169 Mt Pleasant Ave 449,000 3 Whalen Ct 499,000 21 Fairway Dr 459,000 1098 Smith Manor Bld 490,000 38 Mullarkey Dr 499,000 4 Dogwood Dr 499,000 1 Colony Ct 499,000 22 Fairview Ave 525,000 1 Rocky Way 599,000 17 Baxter Ln 699,900 67 Gregory Ave 699,000 2 Himsl Ct 709,000 9 Kinzel Ln 779,900 16 Bloomfield Way 949,000 12 Keimel Ct 890,000 14 Elm Court Way 1,250,000

It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home…

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

337,500 345,900 350,000 356,000 367,500 375,000 375,000 379,000 385,000 410,000 412,500 420,000 428,800 449,000 450,000 452,500 480,000 499,000 499,000 499,000 512,000 572,000 660,000 695,000 709,000 770,000 860,000 885,000 1,163,000

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

It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home…

Low Interest Rates, Abundant Inventory & Terrific Values!


CEDAR GROVE $589,900




Oversized Bi-Level On The Upper Montclair Boarder! Upper level features Lg Eatin-Kit w/ Vaulted Ceiling & Sliders to Lg. Deck, Formal DR w/French Doors to Deck, 3 Brs, 2 Full Baths, HW Flrs & C/A True Mother/Daughter—Lower level includes a Bedroom, Lg. Family Room w/Fireplace and Sliders to Lower Level Deck, Fully Updated Kitchen & Dining Area, Full Bath with Laundry Room. Full Finished Basement with Extra Room for Storage.

Beautiful updated kitchen, charming side porch, fireplace in living Room. Convenient to schools, transportation, shopping , park and town pool, Dining room has picture window overlooking pretty backyard; sep. heating unit. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, arched doorway from living room to hall, kitchen has Anderson windows and Pergo floors. New dw installed. Lots of upgraded homes on street where owners like to stay.

Spacious 3 BR, 2 Bth, Bi-level on quiet cul-de-sac in prestigious West Caldwell. Newer Kitchen w/Pella Sliders overlooking expansive yard, 2 tiered deck & mature trees. Freshly painted LR, Dr, & Hallway, hardwood floors throughout 1st level, Large MBR w/bath and extra storage closets. Oversized 2.5 car garage w/ workshop. Maintenance free vinyl siding.

Nothing to do but unpack and move into this dynamite split level in Great Notch. Contemporary & open feel w/dramatic cathedral ceiling. Beautifully updated kitchen w/cherry cabinets & granite countertops. Gleaming Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, updated baths, in home stereo system, central a/c, fenced in yard, minutes from NYC direct train & bus.

460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1050 cedar_crest

October 2014



for Your Living Space By Angela Sabarese


he transition into the fall season brings with it the desire for many homeowners to make corresponding changes to the fabrics and furnishings of their most valued living spaces. Interior design trends have changed substantially throughout the decades to match the continuous transformations in fashion, music and society in general.

According to Pat Schlossberg, an interior designer at Hampton House Furniture in Montclair, “interior design transforms with the seasons much like fashion trends.” People want their homes to match standards that are akin with style, comfort and practicality. In the fall, homeowners are more apt to purchase leather furniture. The desire for warmth and comfort from furniture becomes more important as the weather gets cooler, and leather is one of the materials to which homeowners turn for comfort. Valerie Ruddy of Decorating Den Interiors in Verona, states that, “furniture is not as big and bulky anymore. Clients are gravitating toward a more retro look.” Silver metallic finishes are waning as the return to gold finishes begins to resurge and become the popular choice to accent with other colors.

Pat Schlossberg, Hampton House Furniture

colors such as blue out of the crayon box, people prefer turquoise, just as they seem to prefer coral over red, as well as different shades of orange.” Schlossberg agrees that “brighter accessories such as rugs and draperies are complimenting the neutral wall colors.” According to Ruddy, homeowners are now using wallpaper to accent walls or even full rooms. “People may not cover all of their walls, but rather accent the walls behind bookcases or other accessories. A big trend now seems to be making a bold statement in the room through the use of a focal wall with fun patterns or the arrangement of bright accessories,” she says of the trend.

Valerie Ruddy, Decorating Den Interiors

Both Schlossberg and Ruddy see homeowner moving toward the use of bright colors with which to accessorize. What Ruddy notices is “a spin on primary colors. Instead of

October 2014




Birding Supplies

Visit this 200-year-old farmhouse filled with antiques and decorated in a “gypsy” mix of shabby chic, bohemian and Moroccan motifs. You’ll find Amish farm furniture, vintage textiles, architectural salvage and garden décor. You’ll also find a wealth of decorating ideas and advice.

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

Welcome to the Wild Bird Center, your ultimate backyard bird feeding store™! We specialize in attracting wild birds and nature to your backyard while fostering a healthy and attractive habitat that enhances any home. We also offer a selection of feeders, birdbaths, nest boxes, books, media, binoculars, gifts and other bird feeding products second to none.

Gypsy Farm House

Karl’s Appliance

Wild Bird Center

106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-9886

Color Consultant

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

Custom Closets

Create a fresh look for your home with professional color consulting from award winning color expert Amy Wax. Nationally recognized for her expertise and author of two best selling books on color, Amy can create a color palette just for you! Winner of the Benjamin Moore Hue Award and Past President of the International Association of Color Consultants Of North America.

Specializing in design, construction, and installation of custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobes and much more. Offering many finishes, accessories, and hardware. Call for free in-home design consultation and estimates.

Your Color Source

Closets by Design



KB Electric is the delta force of electrical contracting. They specialize in green service upgrades. They will work directly with you or your general contractor. Their projects and services include: interior and exterior lighting, electrical service for additions, cabling for cable tv and telephones, dedicated lines and appliances. Proving trouble shooting and expert solutions for all your electrical needs.

KB Electric



800-293-3744 • 201-964-9600

Electrical Service

E&M O’Hara has been in business for 51 years. Their reputation is one of the finest in Essex County. Certified lighting consultants, and experts when it comes to service. Free estimates.

E&M O’Hara Electric

144 Main Street, West Orange 973-325-3626

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895 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell (Stop & Shop Plaza) • 973-618-0022

Custom Closets

Building Supply

West Essex Building Supply Co. Inc. has been serving the greater Essex County area since 1937. They are a 3rd generation, family-owned business. Over the years, they have worked hard to earn an excellent reputation for dependability and service at competitive prices. Product include Andersen Windows, closet systems, decking, power tools, doors, insulation, lattice panels, Marvin Windows, Therma Tru Doors and Velux Skylights.

West Essex Building Supply 40 Depot St, Verona • 973-239-1500

Fabric & Trim

Custom Designed is owner operated and in the industry for over 30 years. They design, build and install all of their own products ranging from closets, home offices and custom cabinetry to wood radiator covers, entertainment units and home woodworking projects. The Custom Designed team is committed to building products that exceed their client’s expectations.

The Fabric Factory Outlet has been in business at this location for over 10 years. All of the in-stock fabric and trim are hand selected for the best quality at an affordable price. The design staff has many years of experience in interior design, textile design and upholstery. Visit Fabric Factory Outlet for discount fabric, trim, custom services, notions and more.

Custom Designed

390 Fairfield Road, Fairfield • 973-439-0333

973-783-5788 •


AFNY, with locations in Fairfield and Harrison, offers a collection of kitchen and plumbing fixtures and accessories that are simply unparalleled.

AFNY Hardware Bath & Spa Division

567 Route 46 West, Fairfield 973-575-0500 •

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Garage Doors

Skillman Doors is the leading Garage Door Dealer and Repair and Service Company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset County areas. A family owned business established in 1945, Skillman Doors is widely known for expert garage door and opener repairs, and the highest quality garage door and garage door opener products. They are known for their outstanding service, courteous employees, and their honest and reliable customer service.

Skillman Doors, LLC

973-748-1110 • 908-879-2223

Heating & Cooling

Heating & Cooling

Since 1965, Air Group technicians and installers have provided innovative, cutting-edge home comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical to more than 75,000 NJ residential and commercial customers. Your comfort is their responsibility! Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric is family-owned and has been servicing Essex County for over 23 years. The company won three different Angie’s List Superior Service Awards in 2013 for generator installations and service, heating and air conditioning service. For more information or a free consultation, contact Mike DeJoseph.

Air Group LLC

127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-237-0505 •

800-545-1020 •

Home Decor

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric

Home Decor

CBL Fine Art is an award-winning gallery featuring the finest in handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, glass, original and graphic art, tableware, handbags, furniture, Judaica and decorative accessories. From contemporary to traditional, funky to conservative, their collection includes something special for any taste or style.

Fly By Nite Gallery began in Montclair in 1994 and was the largest fine art and modern furniture gallery in New Jersey. The focus of the collection has evolved to include investment potential to the benefit of living with art. Items are selected based on their elements of design, innovation and condition originality, with particular interest in limited production and prototypes.

CBL Fine Art

Fly By Night Gallery

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

Home Entertainment

209 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair 973-868-9452 •

Home Entertainment

Home Cleaning

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

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309

Home Decor

Home Cleaning

Home Cleaning by Maria will provide service on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at a fair price. They are reliable and responsible with over 20 years of experience and excellent references.

Home Cleaning by Maria 973-731-2234

Home Entertainment

Nest & Company specializes in arts and crafts period décor featuring reproduction pieces from the country’s finest artists and designers. The shop is one of a kind in the area and sells pottery, tile, artwork and metalwork.

CSA Audio Design can help you design a home entertainment system of any budget for any room. Whether you need a small system or you’re building a dedicated dreamroom. Visit CSA Audio Design for expert help.

Nest & Company

CSA Audio Design

15 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-509-9488

Home Furnishings

198 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-0600

Home Remodeling

A family-owned business since 1974, the Game Room has specialized in new and vintage Brunswick pool tables, bars, bar stools, air hockey, table tennis and foozball tables. The complete source for the “Man Cave,” The Game Room Store has a large display of chess, darts, poker, gambling supplies and rustic décor.

For over 40 years, SAMM Sound has been your local dealer for all of your home and mobile electronic needs. They specialize in designing and installing home entertainment systems for any room and every budget, as well as audio/video, safety and convenience systems for your vehicles. Their products and services are utilized and enjoyed everyday. Go to their website for more information or call 973-575-8910 to become another SAMM Sound satisfied customer.

Located in a historical art deco building in Montclair Center, Hampton House has been owned and operated by the Fisch family for more than 65 years. They welcome you to shop their four floors of home furnishings, showcasing a broad spectrum of lifestyles at many price points. From purchase to delivery, your satisfaction is the primary goal.

Started in 1990 when partners Frank DiRocco and Alan Zoppi joined their separate companies to form one responsive building firm. Through their membership with The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (North Jersey NARI Chapter), they have developed systems and practices to streamline the remodeling process. They specialize in residential additions and remodeling and have built their reputation on a foundation of courteous honest service, quality workmanship, and attention to the customer’s budget constraints.

The Game Room Store

Samm Sound

Hampton House

Affordable Remodelers, Inc.

461 Route 46, Fairfield 973-227-2245 •

1103 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8910

467 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-744-0900

Suburban Essex County 973-239-9332

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Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling

Carolan Contractors has been in business since 1978 specializing in vinyl siding, roofing, replacement windows and doors. They can help you with many remodeling projects. Their website will help you select the best products for your home. They were selected for the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award. Contact them to find out how they can help make your dreams come true. One call brings the owner to your home for a FREE consultation.

Family-owned and operated, Gargiulo Builders is a full-service remodeling and building company dedicated to quality and service since 1965. Areas of expertise included additions, kitchens, baths, sundecks, basement finishing and architectural services. They take projects from concept through design and construction.

Carolan Contractors

Gargiulo Builders

Verona 973-857-1555 •

Interior Design

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

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


Sanford Insurance Group is a fourthgeneration, family-owned and operated independent insurance agency serving the tri-state area since 1896. As an independent broker, their primary concern is to secure optimal coverage at the best price for their corporate and individual customers. They represent premier insurance carriers and specialize in all lines of personal and commercial insurance including home, health, auto and life.

Sanford Insurance Group

210 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-783-6600 •


East Hanover 973-428-9529 •

Interior Design

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

Decorating Den Interiors


Kitchen Design

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

Aspen Kitchen & Bath

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

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Home Renovation

BJ Floors and Kitchens Inc. is the best resource for kitchen cabinets and high quality bathroom tiles for every possible project. As the Tri-State area premier tile supplier for thousands of happy customers, we’re known for the finest products as well as the most professional service you’ll find anywhere. Check out our extensive inventory and fantastic deals on the very best tile brands on the market today.

BJ Floors & Kitchens

613 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-228-1900

Interior Design

Home Repair

Choose R&G for all your custom carpentry, roofing and siding needs. They provide a 50-Year Guarantee on all work with a System Plus Warranty. 0% Financing Available. Free Estimates. Fully insured.

R&G Custom Carpentry 973-324-9461


Our mission and goal is to “Make the world more beautiful, one room at a time!” We know that a delightful, enjoyable and affordable design experience can be YOURS! So, what are you waiting for? Contact me today!

Rand, Feuer & Klein is an ultra-responsive, full-service property and casualty insurance agency. With a combination of client services, well-known insurance carriers and a paperless technology, they have created the more perfect “hometown” insurance agency. Their agency will provide a full range of insurance products and services from a substantial list of marquis carriers. This assures each of their policyholders the most comprehensive insurance products at the lowest rates.

Paula Markman—Decorating Den

Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC

973-803-2126 email:

Kitchen Design

Boyette Kitchens & Baths has been servicing Essex County for over 30 years. Specializing in complete renovations of kitchens, bathrooms and additions, Boyette’s knowledgeable team of professionals will make your dream a reality. From floor plans and design work, their construction experts manage all aspects of the project. Please feel free to call for an appointment, and visit their showroom which exclusively displays WoodMode and Brookhaven cabinetry.

Boyette Kitchens & Baths

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield 973-748-1020 •

165 Passaic Ave, Suite 308, Fairfield 973-582-6208

Kitchen Design

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

Showcase Kitchen & Bath

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

Lamps & Shades

Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades is second generation family business, offering friendly, expert assistance. Select from an extensive array of ready-made shades and special order custom shades. Or have your soft back shade re-lined or re-covered. In need of a new lamp? Browse two floors of distinctive table and floor lamps in traditional to transitional styles. Chandelier shades 20% off in October.

Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades

328 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-228-9038


For over 20 years Enifco has been making homes more beautiful. They love what they do and it shows. From their careful and scientific approach to surface preparation to meticulous painting of every kind of surface. ENIFCO looks at each job as part of a continuing relationship with you. Most of our business is repeat business. Our pricing is highly competitive, Call right now for a free estimate.

ENIFCO Painting

Serving Northern New Jersey 973-618-9224


You’re sitting on gold...The real estate market is sizzling! Due to historically low interest rates and low inventory, prices are moving up and buyer demand is very strong. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get top dollar for your home. If you are thinking of selling the time is now! Please call us for a complementary, private consultation.

Weichert Realtors – Livingston 35 North Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-994-4884

Landscape Design

Why use a designer? Anne is a horticulturist from Rutgers University so she will know the right plant to put in the right place. She will start with the most important phase of the project, the design, and follow through to the completion of the landscape of your dreams.

Anne Fahey Garden Design and Consulting

5 Wootton Road, Essex Fells 973-226-7326 •


Landscape Design

A second generation, family-owned and operated company celebrating their 30th anniversary. They are your complete landscape service company, offering all aspects of design, installation, and maintenance. Services include renovations, hydro-seeding, chemical treatment and full lawn maintenance programs. All work fully guaranteed.

D’Onofrio & Son Landscaping Serving Northern and Central NJ 973-763-8911 • 908-810-9010


Red Star Paint & Decorating Center is Montclair’s largest Benjamin Moore and Hunter Douglas dealer. They carry a full line of both interior and exterior Benjamin Moore paints and stains, as well as tool and supplies needed by both home owners and professional contractors. They will answer all of your questions, provide guidance, and advise you on which paint, supplies, colors, window treatments are right for you. It’s priceless service you won’t find at box stores.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty has been one of the premiere real estate firms in the West Essex Area since its inception in 1972. With their commitment to friendly and professional customer service, they’ll help you find the house, condo or townhouse of your dreams, assist you with selling your current property, or help you lease the perfect commercial property. Whatever your real estate needs, please allow them the honor of serving you.

Red Star Paint & Decorating Center

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty

420 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-746-2468 •


APEX Marble and Tile was founded by Tom Tsatsaros back in 1994. Tom has been living and breathing stone and tile since he was 11 years old, working under a Master Craftsman in Greece. His dreams, that have since come to fruition, were to develop an answer for all the stone and tile needs of homeowners and businesses alike. Call or visit one of our two great locations to learn more or talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1050 •

Waste Removal

998 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove • 973.857.3655

Champion Waste Removal is a full-service property maintenance company specializing in residential and commercial cleanouts. Their services include cleanouts, container and trailer rental, demolition, REO services and recycling. No job is too big or too small.

Apex Tile Gallery

Champion Waste Removal

Apex Marble & Granite

120 Route 46 West Parsippany • 973.244.6366

Serving Northern NJ • 973-744-6766

Landscape Design

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

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


Rhodes, Van Note & Company REALTORS is a locally owned, independent firm with national connections. For 30 years, Rhodes, Van Note & Company REALTORS have been helping families market and/or find their special home. Their 30 full-time sales consultants are enthusiastic, professionally-trained and knowledgeable about current market conditions and financing

Rhodes, Van Note & Company Realtors

635 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-6033 •

Window Treatments

With 20 years of experience and exceptional attention to detail, Michele specializes in custom made window treatments. From blinds to shutters and shades as well as custom designed and made top treatments and drapery, all projects are delivered with quality and integrity. Free In-Home Consultation

Window Designs by Michele Shop at Home 973-769-1551

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Fall Activities


ith the Fall comes pumpkin picking, apple picking, hayrides and corn mazes. Here you will find a selection of local farms offering activities for the entire family. Be sure to call ahead for schedules as many activities are held on the weekends only.

Alstede Farms

Farmview Stand

945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne 973-839-1212 •

25 Bartley Road, Lonv Valley 908-876-3351 • www.

• Hayrides

• Hayrides to pick your own pumpkins

• Pick your own pumpkins

• Corn Maze

• Barnyard animals

• Friendly farm animals to pet and feed

Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses 177 Big Piece Road, Fairfield, NJ 973-22701011 •

• Pony Rides • Cow Train Rides • Firetruck Train Rides

• Hayrides

• Monster Truck Rides

• Pumpkin picking

• Haybale Maze and Haybale Pyramid

• Pumpkin picking

• 5 acre corn maze (child friendly)

• Pick your own apples • Corn maze

• Large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse

• Food tent operated by local non-profit groups

• Tractor-pulled hayrides

• Refreshments

Chester, NJ 908-879-7189 •

• Wagon rides • Bounce house • Pony rides, farm animals • Harvest Moon Hayrides: a hayride under a beautiful moon on a crisp fall night; a roaring campfire; a cup of steaming hot cider warming your hands (or cold to quench your thirst); and the sounds of country music filling the night air.

Also offers a light menu of burgers, hot dogs, and snacks including cookies and fresh Jersey apples. Drinks include: cider, soda, bottled water, coffee and hot mulled cider.

Hamilton Farms Greenhouses and Farm Market

130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Twp, NJ 973-334-6528 • • Weekend Hayrides

Brookhollow Farm

• Farm Animals

425 Powerville Road, Booton Township, NJ 973-610-1963 •

• Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables • Apple Cider

• Pumpkin picking

• Pies and Donuts

• Tractor-pulled hayrides

Middle Valley Farms

• Barnyard petting farm

304 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham 973-543-7789 •

Conklin Farm U-Pick

65 River Road, Montville, NJ 973-400-9460 • • Pumpkin picking

Also offering fresh baked goods, hot dogs, snacks and a large selection of beautiful mums.

Suburban Essex

October 2014

19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph 973-584-4734 • • Pumpkin picking • Apple picking • Hayrides • Familyfriendly farm animals • Farm tours The farm has picnic tables under tents for your use. They also offer breads, salads, cider, donuts and ice cream.

Wightman’s Farms

1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown 973-425-9819 • • Hayrides • Pick your own pumpkin

• Hayrides

• Pumpkin Sling Shot

• Farm stand

• Farm animals

Sun High Orchard

• Corn Mazes

• Hay maze

• Tractor-pulled hayrides (haunted and regular)

The farm also offers home grown and local vegetables, apples, baked goods and decorations.

• 6 acre corn maze • Pick your own pumpkin

• Corn maze


Ort Farms

Birthday Parties

Language School

Parents Magazine named The Little Gym the #1 place to host children’s birthday parties. Your You can see the wonderful impact The Little Gym group will have thechild whole place yourselves can have on your when youtojoin us for an with games, music and fun activities created introductory experience. Call us or enroll onlinebirthday at! especially for your kid. Our trained instructors will lead all the fun and will handle Caldwell, Livingston, Montclair everything from setup to cleanup, which means you get to go home to a clean, quiet house when all the fun is done. It’s no surprise that many parents tell us an Awesome Birthday Bash is a big wish come true for them, too.

The Language Institute is a full service language school. Services include private, semi-private, small group instruction for adults, Saturday and weekday programs for children, as well as expert tutoring with certified teachers for middle school, high school and college students. In addition to the traditionally requested foreign languages, they also offer American Sign Language and translation services.

The Little Gym

The Language Institute

Caldwell • Livingston • Montclair

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Christopher Jones is specially trained in pediatric dentistry and has a fellowship in treating special needs children. He is a member of the American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His office environment is entertainment themed. Bronze medal winner for the 2013 Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards; New Jersey Family’s Favorite Kids’ Docs™ 2010, 2012, 2013.

Dr. Christopher Jones Specialty #5396 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8330


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

Rainbow Academy

1104 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-882-1111 •

175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell 973-228-1843 •

Pediatric Dentist

Sparkles Dentistry for Children finds ways to make your children as comfortable as possible in a relaxed, fun environment. They offer digital x-rays, laser diagnostics, and other innovative methods in dental care for kids. Dr. Mathias has received extensive training in hospital dentistry, anesthesia, sedation, child growth and development, orthodontics, and treatment of children with special needs. She is a strong believer in prevention and makes every effort to educate parents and children.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children Natasha Mathias, DMD

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127 •

Private School

An independent school specializing in educating students with learning disabilities. The objective of the Craig School is to provide a strategy-based college prep school experience that acknowledges learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and adhd, which builds on aptitudes and strengthens self-awareness. We help our parents assess and understand learning disabilities and provide an internal support network.

Language School

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

Language Workshop for Children Montclair • Madison Ridgewood • Jersey City 800-731-0830

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


204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-1700 •



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

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

Private School

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

MMO Programs

40 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-744-6521


OPEN HOUSES: Lower/Middle School—Oct 14, Nov 4 & Dec 9, 10:15-11:30am; High School— Sept 17, Oct 22, Nov 12 & Dec 10, 8:30am

The Winston School of Short Hills recognizes difference and enables success for students with language-based disabilities. The goal of Winston is to help students meet with confidence the academic and social challenges of life. Students build a tool box of strategies for independent learning in their “life after Winston.”

The Craig School

The Winston School

Lower/Middle: 10 Tower Hill Road, Mt Lakes, NJ High School: 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 973-334-1295 •


30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ • 973-379-4114 e-mail:

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

FDU Motorcycle Safety Program 201-692-6500

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The Power of PERSISTENCE Things are rarely accomplished in one great burst of energy; success comes when we continue to work day after day, tirelessly putting in the effort even if it takes far longer than we’d ever imagined. Barry Farber


ersistence pays off. Those who steadily pursue a course of action despite any obstacles along the way have a far greater chance of success than those who get fired up—and then quickly burn out and lose interest and energy.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” –Calvin Coolidge In fact, persistence is one of the most powerful traits shared by successful people. Successful people do not give up. They’ll try over and over again and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. When they meet rejection, they use it to motivate them even more to move forward, coming up with new ideas and approaches. When they meet obstacles, they find ways around them. When

they get tired, they find a way to rejuvenate. Successful people don’t quit; if they stumble, they always start again. There are two parts to persistence; the first is having a goal—and the second is moving toward it. Once a goal is etched in your heart, you dream about it, believe in it, live it… and you’ll do anything to reach it. But sometimes, persistence alone is not enough. For example, say you’re trying to reach someone who is never available by phone and doesn’t return your messages. You could give up and call someone else or you could keep calling. Perhaps you’ll wear the person down until he says in exasperation, “This guy is still calling? Fine, let me take the call.” However, a more effective way to get through to this person is by offering value with your persistence. To accomplish that, you first have to do your homework. Discover what this person’s goals are. Learn what is important to him. Then figure out exactly how you can help him achieve those goals.

Well prepared, you can place that call— and articulate clearly what you can bring to the table for him. He will soon be on your side—because he sees that you are on his. And the next time you try to reach him, most likely he will quickly take your call. As we can see in this example, it’s not just increasing the quantity of your actions that counts; it’s also making every action more efficient and effective. Finally, persistence means constant improvement. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again, in just the same way, you’ll always get the same results. Instead, learn from every step you take—and find shortcuts or make other changes as needed. Then, as you continue your efforts, you’ll increase your efficiency and every action will become more meaningful than the one before. Develop these traits of persistence, and in time you will find success. Step by step, you may even achieve greatness.

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


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October 2014

“Our collection days provide a place for residents to properly and safely dispose of contaminants, materials that should be kept out of our water supply and waste stream. I encourage you to participate and help protect our precious environment for future generations.”  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Utilities Authority Invite you to:

Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014 8:30am to 4:00pm 125 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove (Next to the old Hospital Center)

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00am to 3:00pm 125 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove (Next to the old Hospital Center)

Materials being collected at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day include pesticides and herbicides, automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, steering fluids, etc.), gasoline and kerosene, paint thinners and solvents, household cleaning fluids, oil based paints and stains, darkroom and photographic chemicals, car batteries, chemistry sets, driveway sealer, home fire extinguishers, barbecue type propane tanks, aerosol spray paints, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, Nicad and lithium batteries, and mercury and products containing mercury.

Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones.

We will not be accepting latex paint, unlabeled or unidentified materials, asbestos, regulated medical waste or infectious waste, commercial or industrial waste, empty containers, explosives, munitions, ordnance or reactive materials, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, and household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D & 9V).

We will not be accepting smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Commercial and large quantity users may not drop off items. Essex County residents must provide proof of residency at the site. These programs are free and open to all Essex County residents. For more information, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit

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