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ON THE SPOT By Warren Westura


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What One Thing About the World Would You Change If You Could?





I would make people’s attitudes more trustful.

All children would have homes and plenty to eat.

—Gerry Pace, East Hanover

—Joyce Giron, Kearny





Just kinda slow things down so people can enjoy their lives and enjoy each day.

I would change how we treat people when we don’t agree with them.

—Tim Healey, Roseland







—Asaad K. Siddiqi, Roseland



I would have America help America out first.

I would change poverty and hunger. —Lucy Garcia, Newark (works in Roseland)

—Rick Ventola, West Caldwell

I would just want everybody to be happy. Friendship all around.

Make it a more peaceful place. —Vincent Rapsas, West Caldwell

—Tracey Giradi, Essex Fells

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tudents in Lia Caravella’s “Random Acts of Kindness” club at Memorial Middle School in Cedar Grove have been making an enormous impact on others through community service. Caravella, who has always dedicated time for volunteer work, says that “my rewarding experiences helping others make both myself and the people I help feel great.” Over the years, the club has grown from five to over forty students. Once a month they visit a nursing home and spend time with the residents playing board games, coloring, creating art projects, and even held an 80’s dance party and planted flowers for Earth Day. Another “Random Act” was that they also held a special Mother’s Day Spa Day for women and their children residing in a domestic violence shelter, which featured makeup, nail, hair and art stations, as well as baked goods and gift bags. They also dedicated some of their summer vacation time to handing out care packages to the homeless. Caravella and the students in her club make an important impact in their community and recognize that, as she tells the

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students, “all it takes is one person and one act of kindness to make the world a brighter place.”

West Caldwell Appoints New Chief of Police


n September 22, 2015, at the regular meeting of the Township of West Caldwell Council, Captain Gerard Paris was promoted to Chief of the West Caldwell Police Department. In attendance were Chief Paris’s family and friends, many dignitaries from throughout Essex County and neighboring municipalities. Chief Paris was appointed to the West Caldwell Police Department in May of 1986 and assigned to the Patrol Division. During his service Chief Paris served as a Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant in charge of Investigations, Lieutenant and Captain.

West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta and Chief Gerald Paris

Chief Paris attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and graduated from the 208th session in 2002. Chief Paris has four children, Ryan, Michael, Erin and Jordan.

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ew Jersey Plastic Surgery is sponsoring an evening with Dr. Zein Obagi. Dr. Obagi is a world-famous dermatologist, author and creator of Zo Skin Health, the premier brand of physician-dispensed skin care products. He is responsible for the development of new skincare treatments, protocols and products to help achieve healthier skin. Dr. DiBernardo, of New Jersey Plastic Surgery and one of Harper’s Bazaar Top 24 Plastic Surgeons in the U.S. says that they “are honored and delighted that Dr. Obagi will be sharing his skincare and health secrets right here in Montclair.” The event will be take place on Wednesday, October 21, from 6pm to 9:30pm at the Montclair Art Museum. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Guests will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. Tickets can be purchased for $50 by calling Danielle Rost at 973-509-2000. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Division of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.


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Cirque de la Symphonie with the NJSO


This year’s spectacular Spotlight Gala of the Women’s Association of NJPAC—An Evening of Song in Celebration of the 85th Birthday of Stephen Sondheim—features a glittering lineup of Tony Award winners and nominees in a salute to one of American musical theater’s greatest composers. 7pm.

OCTOBER 2015 Running Throughout October “Not Now, Darling” a Comedy Production Gilbert Bodley wants to sell an expensive mink to a mobster for the mobster’s wife; the wife, however, is Gilbert’s would-be mistress and he wants to “close the deal” by gifting the fur to her. The plan goes out the window, along with women’s clothing, overnight bags, and other things. Mistaken identities, scantily clad women hidden in closets, mobsters, suspicious wives, and misguided shoppers catapult this comedy. Runs through Oct. 18. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

“The Language of Fans” Exhibit

With a history stretching back more than 4000 years, the handheld fan has served functional, ceremonial and decorative purposes. This elegant art form has been used in religious rituals, expressed romantic sentiment, conveyed status and wealth, and served as an advertising medium. Perhaps the most enduring role of the handheld fan is as a symbol of wealth or royalty, which began during the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Babylon and continues in the 21st century. Runs through Dec. 6. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Women’s Workshops

Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again! Some of the first phonographs Thomas Edison made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18” tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages. Tour the museum and see original inventions and artifacts. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St., West Orange. 973-736-0550.

October programs are: managing healthcare expenses in retirement: making the most out of your medicare; navigating elder care & long term planning for you and your loved one; and facebook privacy: take control of your personal information. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Computer Classes for Women

Jazz/Contemporary Dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Social Ballroom and Latin Classes on Mondays and Fridays. Dancing can add fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem to your child’s life. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 604 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. 973-783-8999

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Computer training is available to all women at all levels. October class is Intro to WORD. Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.



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A support group for children ages 5-12 grieving a loss from a lifealtering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions isholding an October session. Please call for dates and time. Pre-registration is required. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. October groups are: Women Coping with Separation and Divorce; and Widows. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Art Exhibit Gaelen Juried Show award winners Lynn Manshel, sculpture and Milton Landman, painting exhibit their work. Runs through Oct. Cooperman JCC, Gaelen Gallery East, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Work & Leisure in American Art: Selected Works from the Collection

This collection-based exhibition comprises over 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that explore the universal themes of labor and leisure in America from the 18th century to the present day. Runs through June 19. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.


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Reaching Into Self-Empowerment (RISE) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships. Reduced fees and waivers are available. Call for information. October programs are Goal Getting, Transforming Fear, and Positive Self-Affirmations. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Thursday, October 1 Melissa Etheridge Performs

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“Histories: Figuring It Out” Exhibit Academy Award and GRAMMYwinning artist Melissa Etheridge performs songs from her album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Bloomfield Art League

The exhibit displays the work of eight different artists whose drawings, paintings, photo montages, mixed media, sculptures and installations reveal many different ways the human figure is used in contemporary art. Rus through Nov. 22. College of St. Elizabeth, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. 973-290-4314.

A new session begins this fall, marking the 85th Anniversary of one of New Jersey’s oldest and respected art organizations. Classes include watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting as well as drawing and pastels. Membership allows for enrollment in art classes, attendance to artist demonstrations, and entrance in exhibitions. Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad St., Bloomfield. www.bloomfieldtwpnj. com/recreation/artleague


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Watercolor in the Garden Series

Polite Architecture Exhibit

Using a variety of special techniques, students will work with color, value, and composition to capture the essence of fall in watercolor at Van Vleck Gardens. Personal expression and individuality is encouraged in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. 1:304:30pm. Also Oct. 8, 12, 22 . To register, contact the Montclair Art Museum: or 973-259-5139. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Ms. Rebecca Zagoory uses her camera to extract from stone, brick, glass and steel those elements of a building that give it a living relationship to the viewer as art. Some works capture what appears to be the architect’s intentional form, style and beauty while others capture ephemeral, contextual, narrative or abstract experiences of buildings and the built environment. Runs through Jan. 8. BrassWorks, 105 Grove St., Montclair. 646-279-1047.

Dance Studio Group Class

Every Thursday night there is a group class for beginners looking to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. Learn the basics of Waltz and Rumba, Foxtrot and Tango, Swing, Cha Cha, Salsa and more. Dancing makes life easier. New students only please. 8:30pm. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 604 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. 973-783-8999.

Lunch and Learn: The Science of Aging What does medicine and science teach us about our aging process? How can we best work with what we know to make the most of our health and vitality? How does attitude impact on our physical self? Gather over lunch with Karen Frank, Congregational Nurse, to discuss this very pertinent topic. Free and open to the community. Bring your dairy lunch, and we will provide beverages. 11:30am-1pm. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

Fall at Fairfield Farms

First Thursday Nights at MAM The Montclair Art Museum invites you to enjoy a night out at the Museum with free admission the first Thursday of the month, includes live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. A full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices is open all evening, and food trucks serve a variety of delicious fare. Oct–June. 5-9pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Theater Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases An exhibition by Robin Atlas: beautiful framed textiles addressing The theme of Lashon Hara: on the Consequenses of Hate Speech. Runs Oct.-Dec. JCC Metro West, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.


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Open for hayrides and pumpkin picking, as well as educational tours for schools and other groups. Parties can be booked for weekends or on weekday afternoons. Fall family-friendly activities include: hayrides, pumpkin picking, 5 acre corn maze (child friendly), large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse and refreshments. Also offering a light menu of burgers, hot dogs, and snacks including cookies and fresh Jersey apples. Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses, 177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield. 973-227-1011.

Book Talk & Author Visit Maria Laurino author of “The Italian Americans: A History,” will discuss the centurieslong story of the true Italian-American experience. Beyond Little Italy and stereotypes, she reveals the fascinating lives of Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, and many more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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The (Not So) Secret Life of Plants

Plants are the foundation on which most visible life on the planet exists. They are under stress, with diminishing natural environments and the very real possibility that many plants may become extinct even before humans are aware of their existence. This exhibition will explore the nature of plants and how humans interact with them, from the forest to the home. Runs through Dec. 24. Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers State University, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. 973-353-1610. www.artgallery.newark.rutgers

Parent Child Discovery Program A weekly program in which children and their caretaker can learn about the wonders of nature through exploration, stories and crafts Ages 2½ -3 and an adult caretaker. Registration and membership are required. Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am. Fridays, 9:30-10:30am. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr. South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.



Zumba Classes Certified Zumba® Instructor Dana Billups, re-institutes the Zumba Fitness classes every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-7:40pm. Zumba® is a danced based fitness class that is easy to follow and burns hundreds of calories. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 604 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair. 973-783-8999.

“Nature in the Lens” The Wednesday Photo Club has spent a year preparing for this special show. The members have different techniques and demonstrate multiple perspectives in capturing nature in a way that is sure to delight your eyes. Free. All day. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

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Friday, October 2 Nature Journaling Series Explore the garden and learn how to create a nature journal with instructor Deborah DeSalvo. Draw and write in your own journal using the beautiful surroundings as your inspiration. A special presenter will visit during one of the six classes, bringing some interesting creatures for us to meet and journal about. Each class will have a specific theme, so registering for the entire series is encouraged. Art skills not necessary. Journals and supplies included. Grades 2-4. 4-5pm. Also Oct. 9, 16, 23 & November 13, 20 Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 or e-mail

5th Annual Kinderfest Enjoy live entertainment from Polka Dot, food, inflatables, games, crafts and more. Free admission. Tickets can be purchased for Carnival games, Kiddie Corner, Inflatable Rides, and more. Our Lady of the Lake, 32 Lakeside Ave., Verona. 973-239-5696.

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Spotlight Gala 2015 This year’s spectacular Spotlight Gala of the Women’s Association of NJPAC—An Evening of Song in Celebration of the 85th Birthday of Stephen Sondheim—features a glittering lineup of Tony Award winners and nominees in a salute to one of American musical theater’s greatest composers. 7pm.

NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

James Maddock Trio Peerforms James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Opening act Cariad Harmon. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

West Orange Farmers Market A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, plants, flowers and specialty items available. Fridays noon6pm. Thru Oct.31. Corner of Harrison and Mississippi Aves., West Orange. 973-325-4109.

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Roseland Farmers Market Featuring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including certified organic produce. Visitors can a find an assortment of baked goods, prepared foods and meals, cheeses, pickles, olives, sauces and much more. Fridays at noon through November. Corners of Roseland and Harrison Aves., Roseland.

Women To Women First Friday Networking Breakfast A wellness presentation by Dr. Aurora Dejuliis. “How Looking Younger Can Build Confidence In Your Workplace.” Learn the steps on how to take years off your appearance. Continental breakfast to be aerved. Men & women invited. 8-9:30am. Crane’s Mill Retirement Community, Town Square Building, Downstair Level, 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. 973-715-2290.

Ladies Night Out An evening of shopping, eating, mingling and laughing with friends old and new. The evening concludes at Just Jakes Restaurant at 30 Park St. for special priced drinks and the announcement of the grand prize winner. 5-9pm. Check in at Bow Tie Cinemas, 486 Bloomfield Ave., Monmtclair.

Laugh All Night Comedy Series Join Morris Arts, meet the artists and view the artworks—at the free opening reception of the Fall/Winter 2015 Exhibit. Elaine Kurie’s, Mitchell Rosenzweig, Sharon Pitts, Peter Tilgner, Christine Wagner and Christine Wagner, will exhibit their work. 6:30-8:30pm. Atrium Art Gallery, Floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St., Morristown. 973-285-5115, ext. 10.

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Enjoy a night of laughter at bergenPAC’s very own comedy series featuring established city comics, but without the hassle of city prices. All the comics have played to club and theater audiences throughout the country—and you never know who may drop by to be part of the show. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Light Up Your Life! Saturday, October 3 Oil Paints & Oil Bars on Arches Oil Paper Jim Bergesen will focus on the new Winsor & Newton Oil Bars & traditional oil in stick form teaching a versatile way of painting and drawing. Try Oilbars on remarkable new Arches Oil Paper. Terrific samples. Reservations required. 1-3pm. A $10 seat fee will be returned as a credit for use on the day of the event. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www,

5k Fun Run Join the inaugural Turtle Back Trot- a 5k Fun Run to support the Turtle Back Zoo’s wildlife education and conservation efforts. Walk, trot, or gallop around the park’s reservoir while contributing to the long-term enrichment of critters, children, and community. Zoo friends of all ages will enjoy live entertainment, food, refreshments, smiles, and more. 8-11am. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Food Art Participants will learn about various plants in Van Vleck’s edible garden. A team member from Whole Foods Market will help create an artistic, edible project using food. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 or e-mail

Portfolio Review Day MAM’s Portfolio Review Day allows college-bound students to receive feedback on their visual art portfolios from college art school admission officers. Please bring 12 to 20 pieces of original work including sketchpads, if available. You may bring work in any medium including clothing, jewelry, and sculpture if you can carry it. If you wish to show your digital work, bring your own laptop as well as an additional battery. Noon-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Loudon Wainwright III & Nellie McKay Perform See Grammy Award-winning traditional folk singersongwriter Loudon Wainwright III along with songstress and Broadway actress Nellie McKay. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Environmental Eagles A weekly program, held on Saturday mornings at the CHA. Participants learn about the woodlands, local habitats, and environmental issues. This is a drop-in program. Participants can attend any or all Saturdays. 3rd to 6th Graders. 9:15-10:30am. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.


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Yoga Adventures for Kids

Oktoberfest Festival

Children will go on a magical yoga adventure with Lucinda, as they pretend to ‘be’ the animals and characters they meet in the story. Join in an interactive book-reading with Yoga poses, music, breathing and relaxation. Afterwards enjoy a meet & greet and book signing with author Betty Larrea. Free. Registration required. 10:30am. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Joel McHale Performs An evening of stand-up from the comedian best known for his starring role in TV’s Community and as host of E!’s The Soup. His quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made the show a pop culture phenomenon and have led to his 2013 spinoff series, The Soup Investigates. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Princess and the Pea Production A fun retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story. Follow Prince Valiant on his journey to find the perfect wife, and the spirited princesses he meets along the way. Meet royal family and find out what it takes to be a true princess. Also Oct. 4. 1:30 & 3:30pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752.

Event includes food, beer, wine, tricky tray and 50/50. Live entertainment provided by Pet in theMiddle, Joey Arminio’s German Sock Hop Party, Big E and Company & the Edelweiss Bavarian Band. Must be 21 or older to attend. 6-11pm. Our Lady of the Lake, 32 Lakeside Ave., Verona. 973-239-5696.

Big Leaps: Baby Massage & Yoga Class Learn a variety of massage techniques that facilitate and increase bonding with your child, and learn yoga poses that can aid in gross and fine motor development. Babies of all abilities including those with special needs are welcome. This class is for birth through non-walkers only. Big Leap’s Sarah J. Elbell is a pediatric physical therapist with 20 years of experience. Auditorium. 10:30am. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

“Surfaces, Shapes and Spaces” Exhibit

Art at the Oval Arts Council of Livingston sponsors an outdoor Fine Art & Craft exhibition & sale. Rain or shine—free admission & Parking. Music & children’s creative activities refreshments available. 11am-5pm. Memorial Park Oval, Livingston. 973-992-1950.

Farm to Fork Event at City Green Chef Anthony Pino & the AD Catering|Events team present a very special culinary event where chef Chef Anthony Pino will prepare a 4-course family-style Autumn dinner featuring delicious produce from the farm including a wine pairing. City Green is a beautiful not-for-profit farm and educational center in Clifton. They are dedicated to establishing urban farms and gardens in northern NJ, and expanding access to healthy food. City Green Farm Eco-Center, 171 Grove St., Clifton.

Yard Sale H.A.A.L. will hold it’s yard sale including household items, electronics, small appliances, clothing and shoes. 10am-3pm. Rain date Oct.10. Homeless Animal Adoption League, 56 Dodd St., Bloomfield. 973-429-3002.


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Works by Allan Gorman on view Oct. 3-28. 8am4pm weekdays. Please plan to join the artists reception on Oct. 8 from 6-7:30pm. The McGraw Art Gallery @ Newark Academy, 91 South Orange Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7000 x 222.

All God’s Creatures Have a Place in the Choir Union Cong will have a Blessing of the Animal’s service on the front lawn of the church. The short service will honor St. Francis and the creation. Each animal receives a blessing. All are welcome with their pets. 10:30pm. Union Cong, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair.

Harlem Wizards Fundraiser Unlike most basketball teams, the Harlem Wizards are not primarily focused on winning matches—instead, their aim is to entertain the crowd using a variety of basketball tricks and alley oops. Have a SLAMASTIC time with the whole family. Noon. Presented by the Family Support Organization of Essex County. Rutgers University, Newark Golden Dome, 42 Warren St., Newark. 862-400-3942.

Sunday, October 4 Neapolitan Pizzeria Cooking Class Join instructor Diana Albanese and participate in cooking pizza. Menu includes: Margherita, Sonny Boy pizza, pizza w/ caramelized onions-cheese-arugula, Wise Guy two crusted pizza w/ broccoli rabe-hot sausage and caciocavallo, clam pizza, cream puffs w/ ice cream. 5–8pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Established over six decades ago by famed dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México has represented Mexico on the world’s greatest stages in a breathtaking, colorful display of music and movement. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Feast of St., Francis Worship The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Verona will honor the Feast of St. Francis and celebrate all the creatures in our lives that bring us joy. At the 9:30am worship service attendees are invited to bring their pets or photos of their pets. The service will be shortened and pets will be invited forward for a personalized blessing. All are welcome. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould St., Verona. 973-239-2850.

2015 speaker Series Author Dick Edwards, retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist, will sign copies of his new book “Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?” Insight and Perspectives to help us do what’s best for our aging parents. Event is free, reservations requested. Green Hill ,103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

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Enrico Granafei Quartet Performs One of the most respected players of the chromatic harmonica in the world today, Enrico Granafei has created new dimensions for the harmonica. His lyrical interpretations, musical concepts, and understanding of the nuances of ryhthm are reflected in his solos and lines of his playing. 8 & 10pm. Trumpets Jazz Cluib, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600.

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Men’s Club Sunday Morning Minyan It’s a great way to make new friends and catch up with old friends. Rabbi Kulwin makes the service a little more traditional and keeps it interesting by explaining parts of it with which you may not be familiar. Everyone is welcome. Breakfast will be served after the service. 8:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield R., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

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Season Opening—Musicale

“A Century of Sinatra: 1915-2015”

This Musicale will feature professional opera artists singing Opera and Musicale Theater classics. Refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to meet and mingle with the artists. 3pm. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Lenfell Hall, 285 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-443-8620.

The New Seedlings programs This series of seven classes held from 10-11am every Monday, begins with an age-appropriate story and sensory exploration of the Arboretum. For a complete listing of dates and nature themes and to register, visit Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

2015 Health and Wellness Fair Police: Traffic safety, pedestrian safety, Fire Department: EMT services, fire safety house display, Mayor’s Office: Wellness program, CPR training, Swift 911, Health Department: childhood vaccines, blood pressures, bone density, flu vaccines, Downtown West Orange Alliance: Farmers market vendors, pumpkin painting, DWOA health-related businesses and more. 1-4pm. Free. Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, West Orange. 973-243-6768 or

Weekend Park Bench Another option for parents and caregivers who may not be available during the week. This special program introducing young children to the Museum through a guided tour, themed art project, and storytelling. 2–4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Monday , October 5

Field Trip to Willowwood Arboretum In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth singer Dave DeLuca will perform some of Sinatra’s classic hits. He will also discuss the man and some of the great composers, lyricists, and musical arrangers who influenced him. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Caldwell Street Fair For 24 consecutive years, Caldwell Street Fair guests have enjoyed the largest event in West Essex. 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 our area. Noon-5pm. Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Peter Blanchard III, founder and trustee of Greenwood Gardens, will lead a guided exploration of this local arboretum in Chester. Rain or shine. Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Registration required. Limited number of seats available. (Shuttle departs at 9:45am from Greenwood) 9:30am-2:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-58-4026.


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Tuesday, October 6 Engelbert Humperdinck: Engelbert Calling Tour The “King of Romance” celebrates over 40 years of breaking hearts with such favorites as “Release Me” and “After the Lovin’” that have made him one of the most beloved vocalists of his era. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Turtle Tots Program Turtle Tots is a weekly program in which preschoolers discover nature through play, crafts, story, and nature walks. Each class is led by an experienced teacher naturalist who will guide discussions, engage curiosity, and provide hands-on explorations of a nature-themed topic. Afternoon classes bring lunch. Must be 3 years old by September 1 and able to use the bathroom alone. Registration and membership are required. Tuesdays, 3-4pm. Fridays, Noon-2:30. Hartshorn Arboretum, 24 Forest Dr S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Yoga at Van Vleck Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around you, flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Beginners to advanced welcome. Fall Session 1 runs through November 2. Fall Session 2 runs November 9-December 21. 9:30-10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 or e-mail

“New Jersey Baseball during the Civil War Era”

A slide-lecture with author and historian John Zinn. Learn about baseball’s origins in New Jersey and about some of the prominent early teams and players. How the Civil War impacted the game’s development in NJ and the dif-

ferences between the early game and baseball today will also be discussed. Free. Registration required. 7pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

“Socrates Café” Discussion Group Rediscover the joy of intelligent conversation with people who have extensive interest levels on very diverse subject matters. Enjoy thoughtful, creative discussions while meeting new friends. “Socrates Café” has been established for 19 years. All ages and interest levels welcome. Tuesdays, 7:30pm. The Office Bar and Grill, 619 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 201 488 3254.

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Babies in the Library

Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Children of all abilities welcome. Newborns-23 mos. Also Oct. 13, 20, 27. 10:30 & 11:30am. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

Wednesday, October 7 Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa Best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star Ina Garten gives a charming insider’s view of the world of the Barefoot Contessa, including the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Brad Zimmerman: My Rise to the Middle This funny and poignant sequel to My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy chronicles the further adventures of comedian Brad Zimmerman and his quest to make it in show business, despite a wellmeaning but meddling Jewish mother, and a turbulent professional and social life. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. (continued on page 22)

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This workshop is an essential information session for parents of college-bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. The presentation will reveal what students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at, and paying for college. 7-8:30pm. Registration required. Free. Clifton Public Library, 292 Piaget Ave., Clifton. 888-802-2740.

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Emotionally charged and beautifully crafted‚ this is the story of a mismatched band of WWII veterans. Battle-scarred and broke‚ dreaming of a better life‚ they join together to compete in a national radio contest with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. Runs through Nov. 8. Call or visit their website for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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An excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs, and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Children of all abilities welcome. Ages3-6. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

Learn how to adhere to all the quality characteristics, methods & techniques needed to achieve an elegant, aromatic, textural, flavorful and properly executed holiday plate presentation. Frank Hallett, owner of 2 NYC restaurants, will prepare a gourmet three-course meal while explaining how to add an exotic flair to your traditional holiday meals. $10 fee. Registration required.6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

You will watch and discuss examples of both. Rabbi Clifford Kulwin will introduce each screening and lead a discussion afterward. “Sallah Shabati” (1964) will be viewed and discussed. His enormous family in tow, Sallah arrives in Israel and encounters the mother of all bureaucracies, Ashkenazi kibbutzniks who actually expect him to work, and a country that basically considers him a second class Jew. Also Nov.18, Jan. 13, Feb.10 and Mar. 2. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Road Livingston. 973-994-7016.

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“The Bandstand” Musical

Two-year-olds and the adults in their lives 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. Also Oct. 14, 21, 28 10:30-11:30qm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973744-0500 ext. 2236.

“Israel Through Film” Series


Thursday, October 8

La Bella Musica presents traditional Italian favorites, featuring the mandolin. The group is made up of 4 local residents. Franco Digangi, an accomplished mandolin player, heads up La Bella Musica. Free. Reservations required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Mother Goose

Igudesman and Joo and Now Mozart Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Zoo Moves This program is designed for toddlers and adults to discover the natural world together. We will use stories, projects, and special animal visitors in the classroom. 10:30-11:30am. Also Oct. 15 & 22. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking Class

“Words cannot express how beautiful our home looks as a result of Apex’s creativity and the artistry of your staff.”

Join instructor Suzanne Lowery and participate in cooking a vegetarian meal. Menu includes cavatelli w/ garlic and broccoli, fennel au gratin, tomato-mozzarella pie, spanakopita, bruschetta portobello burgers and greek salad. 630–9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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29th Annual Julia Norton Babson Memorial Lecture Jerry Pinkney, American illustrator of children’s books will discuss the decisions leading up to developing a book project, the ways in which he finds his own vision, and how he develops a fuller understanding of his subjects. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Introduction to Energy Healing Meditation Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Energy Healing treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Registration required. Call for location 973-857-HELP (4357). www.Sue




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Free College Planning Seminar Topics covered will be how to choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook, student positioning, increasing your chances of getting into your dream college and 5 questions you must have answered before applying to college. Reservations are recommended. 6pm. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 888-802-2740.

Renaissance—Songs For All Our Times

Symphonic rock pioneers Renaissance, featuring singer Annie Haslam, reunite for two unforgettable evenings at NJPAC, performing “Ashes Are Burning,” “Song for All Seasons,” “Northern Lights,” “Sounds of the Sea,” highlights from Symphony of Light and many favorite classics. 8pm. Also Oct. 10, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989. (continued on page 35)

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olor is a fundamental component of curb appeal and can make your home either stand out from the pack or blend in nicely with its environment. But you’re not alone if you’re unsure how to incorporate color to make your home look its best.

“Many homeowners are afraid to add color to their home exteriors because they don’t want to make a mistake,” says Kate Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “No one should feel locked into blah or standard colors though.”

For the apprehensive and bold alike, Smith offers insights into adding eye-pleasing color palettes to home exterior elements.

The Roof

Color is critical to personality expression, so it makes sense for homeowners to select their roof color. Consider opting for colors that complement the home’s architectural style or give a nod to a particular era in design. A blend of two to eight colors is a great way to shake things up. And certain roofing companies offer a range to choose from. Standard colors include diverse hues like dark amber, smokey gray and light violet, and the brand even allows homeowners to customize the colors themselves.

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Are you an introvert with an orange front door? If so, you’re sending mixed messages to friends and neighbors. The front door is the home feature offering the most flexibility in color choice, and a great place to let your personality shine. Try installing smooth fiberglass paintable doors, such as those from the Classic-Craft Canvas Collection from ThermaTru, which makes it easy to update your home’s exterior now and in the future. Their free DoorWays App allows you to try out different door and glass combinations on your home. According to Smith, here’s a look at what paint colors on entry doors of a home say about the occupants inside: ■ RED: This bright color says I’m not afraid of standing out or saying what’s on my mind. Says that I prefer things organized, neat and clean. Even if my home isn’t always this way, I wish it were. ■ GREEN: Tells the world you have traditional values and enjoy being a member of the community. ■ BLACK: Says I’m consistent, conservative and reserved and my design style is timeless rather than trendy. ■ BLUE: Tells people you’re naturally at ease and people are attracted to your easygoing personality. ■ YELLOW: A personality similar to green but a bit less traditional, yellow says you’re most likely a group leader. ■ PURPLE: Reveals a free-spirit, comfortable taking risks, thinking differently and dreaming big. Make your home your own. Spruce up the exterior with dashes of color to showcase your personality and complement your home’s style. For more insights into stylish color use, you can download the free e-books, “FRESH Home Exterior Colors” and “FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior,” authored by Smith and available at


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BUILDER/REMODELER Gargiulo Builders LLC 15 Eberhardt Road, East Hanover 973-428-9529 • email: Complete remodeling and building company dedicated to quality and service since 1965. They offer design services upon request, which enables them to be involved in the conception, design, and construction of the project. Their expertises include: additions, add-a-levels, sunrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, sundecks, and basement refinishing.

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CLEAN OUTS Champion Waste Removal Serving Northern NJ • 973-744-6766 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. Fully insured and licensed.



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West Essex Building Supply 40 Depot Street, Verona • 973-239-1500 A family owned and operated full service lumber company. Celebrating 79 years of service to the community, they specialize in quality lumber and building materials, composite decking, and Anderson windows.

800-293-3744 • 201-964-9600 Closets by Design specializes in the design, construction, and installation of custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobes and much more. They offer many finishes, accessories, and hardware. Call for a free in-home design consultation and estimate. (continued on page 28)

Complete Interior Decorating Service Silver Winner—Thank you for all your votes & support Interior Decorator Paula Markman provides a complete in-home or in-office interior decorating service by bringing thousands of samples directly to her clients. “I think that your home should really say something about you and reflect your personality—your personal interests—the area in which you live—your culture—your loves. I have the talent, experience and specialized knowledge to help you pull it all together.” “I pride myself on my ability to work within my clients’ budgets to create a custom room for function, comfort and beauty. We handle all the details so you don’t have to.” “Clients working with our small business have the buying power of the large established company that’s behind us. Unlike a store, we have no loyalties to any particular manufacturer and, in fact, work with almost limitless vendors in order to make the right choices for our clients’ taste and price range.” Paula is ready to help clients with any size project. “No project is too small or too big.” Call 973-803-2126 today for a complimentary in-home consultation.

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Custom Design 973-783-5788 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 custom closets and cabinetry to home offices, entertainment units, home theaters and woodworking projects. The Custom Designed team is committed to building products that exceed their client’s expectations.







144 Main St, West Orange 973-325-3626 E&M O’Hara is family-owned and operated and has been in business for over 50 years. With an outstanding reputation for expert service and superior workmanship at a fair price, they have been voted BEST Electrical Contractor in Essex.

GARAGE DOORS Skillman Doors, LLC 973-748-1110 • 908-879-2223 Skillman Doors is the leading Garage Door Dealer and Repair/Service Company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset County area. A familyowned business established in 1945, Skillman Doors is widely known for the high quality of its products, expert technicians, outstanding service, and its honest and straightforward business approach.

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GIFT & DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES CBL Fine Art 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange • 973-736-7776 email: Named “Top Gift Store” by Suburban Essex, NJ Monthly and The NJ Jewish News, CBL offers a wonderful collection of fine blown glass, ceramics, kaleidoscopes, perfume bottles, artisan jackets, furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, original and limited edition art, Judaica and custom framing. In business for over 29 years and open seven days a week, CBL is also the proud winner of the NICHE AWARD as a Top 100 Retailer of American Craft.

HVAC Air Group, LLC 800-545-1020 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, Inc. 127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls 973-237-0505 Voted best HVAC contractor in 2014 Best of Essex Awards and recipient of 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award. An authorized dealer of topquality Carrier heating and cooling units for homes and businesses and Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling units They are also a Generac Elite generator sales and service provider for residential standby generators. In addition to new HVAC installations and conversions, the company services existing equipment.

THE GAME ROOM STORE HOME DÉCOR The Decorating Store at Terminal Mill Ends 980 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union 908-688-9416 www.TheDecoratingStore-tme. com The Decorating Store at Terminal Mill Ends is a full-service decorating center. Their interior decorators will help you create a fashionable look for your home. They have a huge selection of fabrics available for special order, including their new, exclusive Nina line, as well as an entire Couture section of high-end fabrics, trims and custom furniture. Free shop-at-home service or visit their 6,000 sq. ft. showroom.

Hampton House 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-0900 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.


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106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-9886 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.

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Carolan Contractors 80 Linden Ave, Verona 973-857-1555 email: carolancontractors Carolan Contractors have completed thousands of home improvements in the area since 1978. Specializing in Vinyl Siding by “CertainTeed”,Windows by “Anderson,” and Roofing by “GAF.” They have also received the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service award the past four years along with being a GAF Certified contractor. Let us help you with your next Home Improvement project.

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973-748-9309 Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” cleaning service for 4 years in a row. The entire service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Five Star is bonded, insured, experienced and enthusiastic about cleaning. They please some of the most demanding clients in New York and New Jersey.

HOT TUBS & OUTDOOR FURNITURE Pelican Ski, Pool & Patio 2980 Route 10W, Morris Plains 973-267-0964 Supplying all your backyard needs. Patio furniture, grills, and NJ’s largest hot tub display available for next day delivery.

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR HOME FURNISHINGS AND GIFTS Garden Cottage 1211 Mt. Kemble Ave. Morristown 973-425-0949 305B Fairfield Ave., Fairfield 973-227-1010 The Garden Cottage is more than just a retail store. It is a warm and inviting atmosphere that is as comforting as it is entertaining to shop. Started by a mother 20 years ago who was later joined by her daughter, the Garden Cottage is a family all the way through. Together they embody a passion for filling indoor and outdoor living spaces with unique furniture and accents that theylove. It is worth a visit to one of their two locations to see the extensive collections of outdoor furniture, garden accessories, indoor furnishings and indoor accessories and seasonal items.



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Crown Plaza, 461 Rt 46, Fairfield 973-227-2245 email: The Game Room Store, family owned and operated since 1974. Selling and servicing Brunswick pool tables, bars and stools, air hockey, foozball, table tennis, darts, gambling supplies, poker and card tables. Complete pool table service work: move, re-cloth, assemble and dismantle. Showrooms in Freehold & Point Pleasant.

165 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-582-6200 After more than 25 year sin the insurance industry, managing one of New Jersey’s leading agencies, Rand, Feuer & Klein understands insurance buyers—what they want, what they need and what they expect—solid coverage, affordable prices and expert advice from an actual person.

Sanford Insurance Group 210 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-783-6600 Family owned and operated, the Sanford Insurance Group has been serving the needs of the tri-state area’s businesses and residents since 1896. They represent over 30 of the nation’s top insurance carriers, which provides clients extremely competitive pricing and comprehensive coverage.

INTERIOR DESIGN British Home Emporium 91 Main Street, Madison 973-443-0303 Whether shopping for a unique gift for the home, updating a room, or designing an entire home, British Home Emporium offers everything to meet your personal design needs.

Paula Markman Decorating Den Interiors Roseland 973-803-2126 Email: We handle all decorating needs furnishings, window

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Richard Bailey Interiors Glen Ridge • 973-429-2106 Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality. Nominated Best Interior Design in 2015 Best of Essex Reader’s Choice Awards.

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KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN Aspen Kitchen & Bath 380 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-857-3170 55 Route 202, Far Hills 908-375-8276 • 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 craftsmanship. 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.

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Boyette Kitchens & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield 973-748-1020 A full-service, personalized remodeling and construction company specializing in kitchen and bathroom design. Renovations include room additions and many other types of remodeling projects. Our showroom displays full kitchens and bathroom vanities proudly featuring Woodmode and Brookhaven cabinetry. The showroom also displays tile material and design, natural stone, quartz and concrete countertops. Michael J. Boyette is a Certified Kitchen Designer and 25 year member with National Kitchen & Bath Association and is licensed and insured.

Showcase Kitchen & Bath 438 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-743-8722 NJLic#13VH00056300 EPA Lead Safe Certificate • #NAT-23584-1

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN Sponzilli Landscape 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-244-1410 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.

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Friday, October 9 Victor Manuelle: Que Suenen Los Tambores Tour 2015 Multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Víctor Manuelle knows what it takes to make a hit. Contemporary and classic, his repertoire incorporates international musical touches while relying on his greatest strength: his power as a sonero (improvising singer) in the traditional Puerto Rican style. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

EagleMania EagleMania has dedicated itself to faithfully reproducing the sound of The Eagles for the past three years. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Night Hike: Owl Prowl Owls are mysterious but amazing creatures. Learn what it is like to be an owl and end the night with a hike calling for owls! Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr., S., Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

An Evening With Paula Cole From her jazz, rock and soul roots, sophisticated writing and production, her touring/collaboration with Peter Gabriel’s “Secret World Live”, her Grammy-winning solo recording, to her feminism, deep musicianship, close relationship to fans and exceptional live shows, Paula Cole is complex and defies any one category . Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

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Montclair Women’s Club Event Music by the Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble. Catered luncheon. 2pm. Reservations required. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-746-7692.

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“Fall Transitions” Exhibit and Sale All the original work, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry as well as art glass and ceramic pieces are for sale. Join artists at a patio reception 7-9pm The ACL ART Gallery, 2110 Town Center Way, Town Center, Livingston. 973-650-6374. (continued on page 36)

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“Under The Streetlamp” Performs America’s hottest new vocal group performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet—recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys—deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Saturday, October 10 Raise a Glass to Wildlife! Essex County and The Zoological Society of NJ will host the first Turtle Back Zoo Wine Tasting. Enjoy 100 + wines and some fabulous food pairings under the stars at NJ’s number one zoo. Featuring a unique tasting with selections from local and national wineries. Enjoy delicious light food and an array of sweets from local establishments, tented and hosted on the lovely grounds of the zoo. Turtle Back Zoo. 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange. 973-731-5800

Celebrate Africa: In All of Her Colors The Montclair Public Library invites the entire community to celebrate Africa. Learn about the continent of Africa in this interactive and fun family event that includes, singing, dancing, mu-

sic and live drumming. Learn cool facts about the countries of Africa and top that all off with a fashion show that showcases the latest trends in kids’ fashion, inspired by Africa, courtesy of Z By Ozi clothing. After the event, indulge in the collection of books about Africa. 2-4pm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Art Garfunkel Performs Fully recovered from a vocal aliment that put his career on hold, legendary singer Art Garfunkel is back to perform the music that has made him a favorite for over five decades. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Legacy of Thomas Edison Thomas Edison is best known for the phonograph, light bulb and motion pictures, but his legacy is much more. Join a ranger to explore the laboratory complex and discover the many things that make up Edison’s legacy. As part of the program you will make a hand print to leave behind as part of your legacy, just as Edison did. 2:30pm. Reservations required. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Laboratory Complex, 211 Main St., West Orange. 973-736-0550 ext: 89.

Madeline and the Bad Hat Musical

This colorful musical captures the carefree yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved Madeline book series. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

An Evening With David Sedaris With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show and Sale. Free noon-4:30pm. & Sun. 10am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

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A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided scavenger hunt on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. Registration suggested; walk-ins welcome. 10am-1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 or e-mail

A musical tradition that dates back over 500 years. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions. Today, however, with a repertoire that includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music, they travel the globe performing music. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Conservancy Meeting Monthly meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy, 7:30pm. All are welcome. Verona Park Boathouse, Activity room, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.





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Latino Cultural Day A day dedicated to examining the varied and expressive traditional and modern Latino American Culture, including food, dress, and social contributions/accomplishments, and explore the Morris Museum’s Loan Department’s traveling exhibit and education boxes. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

The “big red dog,” comes to life on stage in a big way in this interactive musical. Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on fun-filled adventures. Ages 3-10. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Mum’s the Word this Fall

T-Ray presents the best of Motown live on stage. There will be refreshments, raffles and giveaways. Fun for the whole family. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the Green Hill Legacy building auditorium. 2pm. Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society presents their Annual Show and Sale. Native to China, the chrysanthemum was grown there as early as the 15th century B.C. both for ornamental and medicinal purposes. Today’s mums are the result of centuries of breeding. There are 13 classifications of this flower, almost all of which will be on display at this show. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 973-326-7600.

Jonatha Brooke and Patty Larkin Perform The evening promises poignant lyrics and complex harmonies within the genres of folk, rock and pop, all the while touching your heart, tickling your funny bone and delivering a message or a story in a totally authentic way. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.


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Itzhak Perlman Performs Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music. 7pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

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Temple Sholom of West Essex will host author and speaker Joseph Berger. He will be discussing his book The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America. Free but please RSVP. Refreshments will be served. 2pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

JLOSH (Junior Leagueof the Oranges and Short Hills) recently announced a new Fill the Need Initiative. With this new initiative, the League will focus its community efforts on closing the gap on food insecurity, essential clothing needs, school supply gaps and hygiene needs of school-aged children living in poverty. The League is hosting informational morning and evening coffees for prospective new members throughout October. Children are welcome and the events are free. 7:30-9pm. Ricalton’s, 19 Valley Street, South Orange. To RSVP call 973-379-9655 or email

God’s FreqWINCEY CD Release Concert Groove to the eclectic, soulful sounds of Wincey, the jazz, R&B, gospel and funk fusion vocalist, as she releases her sophomore CD. 5pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

At the Table: The Legacy of Gustav Stickley and Craftsman Farms

Join Intuitive Counselor and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and experience how she uses guided visualization, reiki and Himalayan singing bowls to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve stress, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. Registration required. Call for location 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Vonda Givens, Acting Executive Director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. Join Givens “at the table” and trace its journey over the years as a manifestation of Arts and Crafts ideals, a symbol of early 20th century America, and a representation of Stickley’s vision. 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Tuesday, October 13

Montclair Art Walk

Jamie Novak—Keep This, Toss That

Enjoy a self guided tour of the visual arts 5-9pm in over twenty venues around Montclair Center. Bloomfield Ave and the surounding area, Montclair.

Monday, October 12 Meditation Night for Women

Aside from a good laugh you’ll walk away with tips on how to clean your closets and make those piles of paperwork disappear. Jamie is an Organizing Specialist and Author. A good lecture to attend before the busy holiday season. 7pm. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Safe Shredding A safe way to discard your personal and financial papers. Call the temple office to get dates and arrange a drop off. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Wednesday. October 14 Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

College Women’s Club of Montclair Meeting The program Is “Dining with History” presented by Phil and Jean Jaeger focusing on restaurants that are housed in historical areas some dating back as long ago as the 1700’s. Refreshments and short meeting begins at 10am. Program to follow at 10:30am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-239-8710.

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Fatherless Daughters Workshop This workshop is for women who have lost their fathers. Sue Waldman, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Counselor, will provide the tools to help women move on and reclaim their lives. The group will help women honor their father’s legacy, heal what’s incomplete, accept the gifts of “other father’s” in their lives, and support women to live their lives as a unique woman who is strong, creative, compassionate and whole. 8-9:15pm. Registration required. Call for location 973-857-4357 (HELP) .

Park Bench A program that introduces children to the Museum and serves as an artistic social outing. Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, take a guided tour of the Museum and enjoy storytelling. Pre-school age. 9:30-11:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Creative Aging: Art in the Afternoon MAM invites area seniors to the Museum for an artistic social outing. Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities in Leir Hall. Refreshments will be served. 2-3:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, comedic look at his storied career and the making of the groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Rachel Coalition is sponsoring several events to raise awareness about domestic abuse in the MetroWest communities. Candlelight Vigil 6:30pm. Livingston Memorial Oval in Livingston. 973-740-1233.

JCF is the largest community foundation in NJ. We bring over 65 years of planned giving expertise to the community. We listen to donors who dream of a better world, and together we put those dreams into action. If you dream of helping people for generations to come, we can help. We’re Forward Thinking. We’re the Jewish Community Foundation.

Read to Doogie: Therapy Dog Visit Doogie the therapy dog would love to hear you read to him. Enjoy a Q & A period about therapy dogs followed by your own private reading session with Doogie. You can bring your favorite book to read. Registration required. 5:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Fall Fish Cooking Class– Teens Class 13–16 yrs Join instructor Annmarie Loffredo and participate in cooking a fish dinner. Menu includes cornbread crusted shrimp w/ Creole filling, seared scallops w/ pumpkin risotto, arugula salad w/ sautéed tilapia-apples-almonds and honey vinaigrette, poached salmon w/ cauliflower puree and pesto two ways. 5-7:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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“The Thrill of the Expanding Universe: God is Still Speaking” Lecture with audience discussion led by renowned biblical theologian Rev. Dr. Hal Taussig. Doors open at 7 pm. with free refreshments. Dr. Taussig will speak at 7:30pm in the main sanctuary followed by an audience Q&A. At 8:45pm, the audience is invited to continue to dialog in the adjacent Assembly Room over dessert and coffee. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

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he 7th annual LuNello Charity Golf Outing hosted 110 golfers on September 14th at Essex Fells Country Club. The fun filled day ended with a cocktail hour, dinner, and silent auction at LuNello in Cedar Grove. The proceeds of the golf outing benefited Caldwell University’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis.







1. Peter DiPaolo, MD, Karen Cirangle 2. Frank Belverio, Jeff Howard, Dan Vitulli, Pete Mazzola 3. Frank Messinio, Arielle Roman, Peter DiPaolo, MD, Karen Cirangle, Mike Abrams, Ralph Serpe, Peter Robertiollo 4. Mike Abrams, Billy Cunningham, Evandro DosSantos 5. Bob Black, Dennis Lauzon, Russ Serpe, Grant Halliday 6. Ian White, Kevin Boyle, Sharon Reeve (Caldwell University) 7. Guy Mongillo, Frank Messinio, Peter Robertiollo, Angelo Autiero

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alt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and therefore it must be eaten.

The average American eats about 3,400 mg per day of sodium, according to The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. You may have heard that this is too much, but according to new research, it may actually be on the low side of the healthy range. A 2014 study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, tested sodium consumption in more than 100,000 people in 17 countries. The study found that the healthy range for sodium consumption was between 3,000 and 6,000 mg per day. Eating more than 7,000 mg per day of sodium increases your risk of death or cardiovascular incidents, but not as much as eating less than 3,000 mg per day. The low salt diet was significantly more harmful than the high salt diet.

Salt has many health benefits. The other component of salt, chloride, is also essential to survival and good health. It preserves acid-base balance in the body, aids potassium absorption, improves the ability of the blood to move harmful carbon dioxide from tissues out to the lungs and, most importantly, it supplies the crucial stomach acids required to break down and digest all the foods we eat.

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Because the level of salt consumption is so stable, it is an ideal medium to use for fortifying other essential nutrients such as iodine. Iodized salt first produced in the U.S. in 1924 is now used by 75 percent of the world’s population to protect against mental retardation due to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). Iodine is an essential element in healthy human life, enabling the function of thyroid glands to produce needed hormones for proper metabolism. When children in the womb don’t get enough iodine from their mother, fetal brain development may be impaired. During pregnancy, iodine deficiency can cause a child to develop learning disabilities and mental retardation as well as developmental problems affecting his speech, hearing and growth.

Salt is also a vital component of hydration. After exercise, it is critical to replace both water and salt lost through perspiration during exercise. That is why all athletes make sure they are consuming sufficient salt during and after a workout. Expectant mothers and seniors, in particular, need to guard against under-consumption of salt. Higher-salt diets have also been used successfully to combat chronic fatigue syndrome. Asthma sufferers, particularly in Eastern Europe, are often treated by having the person spend time in salt mines or salt caves. This is because the unique microclimate, containing ultrafine salt particles helps clear the lungs.

Falls are one of the most serious problems for the elderly and about a third of people older than 65 fall at least once every year. Fall-related injuries in the elderly are associated with numerous psychological and physical consequences and are a leading cause of bone breakage and hip fractures, which can lead to complications and permanent disability or death. More than 5 percent of all hospitalizations in people older than 65 years are due to fall-related injuries. Sadly, the research shows that in assisted living facilities where almost all residents are given lowsalt diets, the rate of falls and fractures are three times as great as in the normal home environment.

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Salt and life expectancy

Low salt diets can be especially harmful for the elderly. In older people, mild hyponatremia (low sodium concentration) is the most common form of electrolyte imbalance in the blood. Indeed, several recent medical papers found a direct relationship between hyponatremia and unsteadiness, falls, bone fractures and attention deficits. Elderly people on low salt diets often experience lack of thirst which leads to dehydration and they experience loss of appetite that leads to a host of health problems.

It is well documented that the Japanese and the Swiss enjoy some of the longest life expectancy rates of anyone in the world. It is less known however, that they also have among the highest rates of salt consumption. A review of peer-reviewed medical research around the world indicates that if people were to actually consume the low levels of salt recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, they would put their health at risk. Fortunately, most Americans—including the elderly—when left to their own choice consume salt within the healthy range. —(BPT)

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Dinner and Music Stop by and enjoy a delicious dinner while listening to some great Motown music, with the Motor City Revueband. Dinner at 6pm and show at 7:30pm. Calandra’s Bakery, 244 Route 46 East, Fairfield. 973-575-6500.

nyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammynominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

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In keeping with the Halloween spirit the library will be hosting a program by ghost hunter L’Aura Hladik Hoffman, founder and director of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society. “Ghost hunting in NJ & NYC” will provide the attendees with the history, mystery and documented haunting of locations in both states. 7pm. Cedar Grove Public Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Learn about high quality and affordable travel while making new friends. Road Scholar ambassador Jerold Frier will host his discussion. 7:308:30pm. Free. Sponsored by The Women’s Club of Caldwell. St. Aloysius Parish Center, 253 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-641-9007.

Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of ABC’s Nashville, perform songs from the hit television series and other country favorites. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Chubby Checker and The Spinners

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Get set to dance with a night of classic rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues, featuring the legendary Chubby Checker and The Spinners. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Amelia Panico shows you how to use Gelli plates to make patterns and shapes on paper or material. Supplies provided. 10am-12pm. Registration required. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Saturday, October 17 Fall Cleanup

Broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a threetime Tony winner and seven-time nominee, performs her timeless, signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, under the musical direction of Marvin Laird. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Ron White Performs Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking fun-

Annual Fall cleanup of Verona Park, sponsored by the Verona Park Conservancy, 9-11am. Meet at the tent near the boathouse. Bring your own work gloves. All other equipment will be provided. Thank you. Verona Park Boathouse, Lakeside and Bloomfield Aves., Verona.

Fall Block Party Join the Greater Newark Conservancy for a day of fun and celebrate fall in our garden. You’ll find crafts and activities for children, local vendors, gardening demos, Youth Farm Stand, cooking demonstrations and much more. 10am-2pm. Greater Newark Conservancy,32 Prince St., Newark.

Cirque de la Symphonie with the NJSO

NJSO Associate Conductor Gemma New conducts as these exceptional artists—acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen—perform dazzling and death-defying choreography and acrobatic feats to classical favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Fabulous Finds Resale Shop Sale

Find great bargains on a wide assortment of fine and costume jewelry, watches, designer sunglasses and small home décor collections. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy. Open Thursdays, 1-3pm, and accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

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Gilberto Santa Rosa Performs The musical elegance and style of Gilberto Santa Rosa has made him one of the most prominent figures of the popular music genre. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Connie Dwyer Breast Center Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary The Connie Dwyer Breast Center located at Saint Michael’s Medical Center is celebrating the Center’s ten year anniversary at their annual Harvest of Hope dinner dance & auction. 6:30pm-12am. The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-877-2624. email

Sunday, October 18 Verismo Opera Presents “Lucia Di Lammermoor” Forced by her family to marry against her will, Lucia descends into madness. Her chilling, bloodspattered reappearance at the wedding reception has become one of the most iconic scenes in all opera. A tour-de-force of Italian Romantic opera at its most powerful and dramatic, Lucia di Lammermoor is the gleaming jewel in opera’s bel canto crown. 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Edison Concours d’Elegance The highlight of the Concours, is open to the public, will be the display of over 80 classic and exotic automobiles. These automobiles will be judged and awarded trophies for their excellence by a team of respected automobile enthusiasts. 10am. Glenmont Etate, 37 Honeysuckle Ave., Llewellyn Park, West Orange. 973-736-5050.

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Take a mini soul vacation. Join Intuitive Counselor and Life Coach, Sue Waldman and Angel Intuitive, Jennifer Carmella for an Autumn afternoon escape of Angel wisdom, forgiveness and love. Utilizing Integrated Energy Therapy, a wisdom circle, intuitive group readings, and guided visualization, you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and revitalized. Registration required. Call for location 973-857-4357 (HELP).

The biographical film “42,” starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford in the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson, is screened as the second installment of PSEG’s True Diversity Films series. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Open House Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School hosts an open house for families interested in grades 9-12. 1– 3pm. Walk- ins welcome. Upper School Campus, 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair. 973- 509-7930.


MSU/Cali School of Music Concert Series The first program features MSU’s Ron Levy and The Palisades Virtuosi with a program of Tchaikovsky’s “Seasons” and Prokofieff’s Flute Sonata. Concert starts at 2pm. Free. Reservations are required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 ext. 2 or

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Temple Sholom of West Essex will hold an Adult Ed Event. The book ‘Ice Cream Queen on Orchard Street’ by Susan Jane Gilman will be discussed by member Leslie Stern. Event is free and takes place at 10:30am but please RSVP. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour Watch NBC’s Emmy-nominated laugh-fest that featured an all-new group of the world’s funniest comics all summer long, and then see the top finalists perform live. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Monday, October 19 Celebrations in Newark: 1916 to 2016 Celebrate Newark’s 350th anniversary. NJPAC joins with the Newark History Society for a series of four talks, October through June, to explore Newark’s rich heritage through the achievements of its citizens and bring attention to the city’s continuing growth. Free. 6pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Victorian New Jersey Industrialists Mr. Jim DelGiudice will present an illustrated lecture on Victorian New Jersey Industrialists featuring Samuel Morse. Refreshments Served. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair.

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Garden photographer Rich Pomerantz demonstrates the use and placement of objects in the garden through his stunning images of outdoor spaces. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. Admission is $5.00 for non-members. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Wednesday, October 21

This workshop is an essential information session for parents of college-bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. 6:45-8:15pm. Registration required. Free. Also Oct. 21, 7-8:30pm. CBRG Headquarters, 7 Becker Farm Rd., Roseland. 888-802-2740.

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Tuesday, October 20 “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke”

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College Planning & Education Loan Specialist Martin Eller will provide key insights to common financial problems. Topics covered will include deciding on the best college to fit the needs of the student, why everyone should file a FAFSA form, and why the least expensive college may not actually be the most cost-effective. Geared for students in grades 9-12 and their parents. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Fabulous Book Review The public is invited to the Book Review of “Devil’s Bridge” presented by New York Times Best Selling Author Linda Fairstein. The event includes a sumptuous luncheon, author presentation, greet & meet author, question & answer session, personalized book signing and valet parking. Advance registration is required. 1:30am. Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwel. 973-228-1800x234.

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National Dance Company of Siberia Stretching from the Arctic to the border of China, Siberia is a world of cultures—and this vibrant dance company brings influences from many of them to the stage—from leaping, twirling Cossack soldiers to brightly clad peasant dancers. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra play the music of Bartók and Stravinsky, with pianist Yefim Bronfman—dazzling, explosive and colorful works from the early 20th century that vigorously celebrate the virtuosity of these great artists. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

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A spooktacular evening of festive hair-raising fun as MAM hosts a pumpkin carving and decorating night. Get ready for trick-or-treating by coming in costume or come as you are and unleash your creativity. Adults (with or without children) welcome too. Parent or guardian must accompany children. Seasonal refreshments will be available. Pumpkins, art supplies, and tools provided. 6-8pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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began singing with an Armenian jazz band in the early 1990s before becoming a lounge singer at resorts in the Middle East. 7:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-816-8160.

Alpine Cooking Cooking Class Join instructor Blake Swihar and participate in cooking this Alpine inspired dinner: baked apple and Roquefort crisps, Weisswurst in pastry w/ coarse mustard, beef Rouladen, creamy puree of beets w/ horseradish, hot potato salad w/ spec, apple filled pancakes w/ caramel. 6:30– 9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Trail Tales Exciting outdoor-adventure. Hear silly, slightly spooky, and nature-themed tales told by costumed storytellers along the nighttime trails of the Great Swamp, aglow with hand-carved pumpkins scenes. Register early. Rain or shine, ages 4 and up. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-635-6629.

Big Band Bash 100th Year Celebration Be there for the Unveiling of the Club’s new restorations. Dance to the sounds of the 18-piece “Reeds, Rhythm and all that Brass” Big Band. Dinner/Dance. BYOB. Reservations required— (tables of six available—must book together). 7–11pm. The Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair. 973-746-7692.

Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at The Willows On this hands-on guided tour, discover what life for the domestic help at the Foster home. Assist the maid with household chores, and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning cook stove. 1-2pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Garden Exploration Saturdays—Leaves of Autumn An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided scavenger hunt on the property. Registration suggested; walk-ins welcome. 10am to 1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752 or e-mail

Bob Newhart Performs Fans flock to his live performances to hear such Newhart standards as “The Driving Instructor,” “Sir Walter Raleigh” and “The Submarine Commander.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Pools, Puddles & Drips: The Magic of Pouring Acrylic!

Tony Zatzick will conduct a workshop exploring LIQUITEX pouring medium, string gel, acrylic inks and airbrush medium. You’ll learn about and try combining these mediums for great effects. Great loot bags! Reservations required. 1-3pm. Your $10 Seat fee will be returned as a credit for use on the day of the event. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www,

Mariza Performs

In less than 12 years, Grammynominated fado singer Mariza (“Meu Fado Meu”) has risen from a local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the world music circuit. The new face of Portuguese fado is reflected by this young singer with a rich, vibrant voice and a strong artistic personality. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall,1 Center St., Newark. 973-642-8989.

Interfaith Marriage Program

Sunday, October 25 Art on Film: Moulin Rouge A visually stunning 1952 film about the life of painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and directed by John Huston. Sponsored by the WOAC. 2-4pm. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Greenwood Gardens Hike This is a rather short hike with a lovely mix of trails…some ups and downs, but nothing too serious. Moderate pace for about 4 miles. 9:45am-12pm. (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to hike start, so we are able to leave on time!) Leader: Gail Waimon. Cell on day of hike only: 973-229-7414. Meet at: Greenwood Gardens/Old Short Hills Park, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Millburn.

Rabbi Groffman hosts an Interfaith Marriage Program by author and speaker Jane Larkin at 10am. Jane will be discussing “the Oys and Joys of being a parent or grandparent of a child in an interfaith relationship. Event is free but please RSVP. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.


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3D Modeling & Printing Children across the country are enjoying unprecedented access to creative new technologies and your kids can be a part of the Maker movement too. Have your child learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing at the library. Registration required. Grades 3 & Up. 4:30pm. Montclair Public Library, Main Library Children’s Dept. (3rd Floor), 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, 973-744-0500,

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The Mastery of Love

Tuesday, October 27 “Heart of the Shore” Documentry Following the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, MAM’s African American Cultural Committee will present segments of the documentary Heart of the Shore directed by Emmy nominated, Glen Ridge resident Cliff Charles. The film follows one year in the lives of people along the Jersey shore recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. This film is about coming back from great loss and picking up the pieces. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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veal what students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at, and paying for college. 7-8:30pm. Registration required. Free. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 888-802-2740.

Join instructor Kathleen Sanderson and participate in cooking delicious hearty soups. Menu includes: roasted chicken soup w/ leeks-mushroom and barley, white bean-fire roasted tomato arugula soup, creamy shrimp and crab chowder w/ sweet potatoes and chipotle, skillet buttermilk cornbread, herbed focaccia, chocolate fudge cookies. 10am–1pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009-www.

Wednesday, October 28 A College Planning Workshop Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group (CBRG). This workshop is an essential information session for parents of college-bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs. The presentation will re-

Review the main tenets of The Mastery of Love: How the the image of ‘perfection’ leads to selfrejection: how the power struggle of the need to control the other slowly and bitterly destroys most relationships, how to stop seeking love for love in others and how to capture the love inside of us and how to finally accept and forgive ourselves and others. 8-9:15pm. Registration required. Call for location and registration details 973-857-4357 (HELP).

Thursday, October 29 Gardens Aglow Children and adults are invite to bring their carved jack-o-lanterns which will be lit for one large, spectacular Gardens Aglow display. Enjoy the night light of the jack-o-lanterns, refreshments, live music and children’s activities at this free event. 6-9pm. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Little Pumpkins: Pajama Storytime Come dressed up in your coziest pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal friend, and enjoy lovely pumpkin stories and nottoo-scary tales. Registration required. 6:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

A Solo Evening With Joan Armatrading The artist has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham, England. With twenty stunning albums to her credit, Joan’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Fright Night Friday Goons and Goblins ice skating will take place 8-10pm. Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-3828.

Meet Author Lisa Gornick Acclaimed author of “Louisa Meets Bear” and “inderbox” will read from her new novel and answer questions. 7-8pm. Free. West Orange Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Friday, October 30 Haunted Greenwood Gardens It has been said that Greenwood has a haunted past. Join Greenwood’s founder and trustee, Peter Blanchard III, for an encounter with the mysteries of the garden. Be prepared to share your own haunted tales. Registration required. 5-7pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-58-4026.

Bewitched Broadway Kate Reinders, Mandy Gonzalez, Jenna Leigh Green and Kristoffer Cussick, four former stars of Wicked, perform selections from the hit musical and other popular Broadway shows. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Saturday, October 31 Halloween at the Zoo Featuring Howloween where your children can safely trick or treat among species from 5 different continents. Talk about doing something different for Halloween! Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Your Home for Preventive Care 2014 GOLD RECIPIENT At Josephsen Family Dental, We Listen! Here are several of the questions that we were asked just this past week… “What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is ever knocked out accidentally?” Don’t panic, but it is very important to seek your dentist for immediate treatment, as your tooth has its best chance of survival if you receive proper care within the first hour. • Try your best not to hold the tooth by the root, as there are very delicate cells along the root surface which are critical to successfully reattaching the tooth to the socket bone. You don’t want to damage these, so try to touch only the “crown” of the tooth – that “whiter”part of the tooth that you would see when you smile. • Don’t scrub it ! Instead, gently rinse off any debris with water. Always handle the tooth gently and minimally. • If you can, place the tooth gently back into its socket temporarily. If not, then the next best is to place the tooth into Hanks Solution, which you can get here or at your drugstore and have ready in your first-aid kit. Next best would be to place it in the mouth between your cheek and gum. If not, then in contact-lens saline solution, or milk. • In any such emergency, you can always go to for a quick refresher course in what to do… but keep it moist, handle it gently, and get treatment quickly! “Why is my heart doctor concerned about my gums?” There is ever growing medical evidence to connect periodontal (gum) disease with cardiovascular (heart) problems. This is likely due to inflammatory proteins and bacteria from the gums entering your bloodstream, which may then have a harmful long-term effect on your heart and arteries. Medical and Dental researchers continue to search for the definitive link between the two. Meanwhile, most agree that of all the many factors involved, dental prevention is key, and may be the factor easiest to control. That’s why we believe that your regular tooth checkups must also include a checkup for your gums and bone, too. We hope that you find these answers helpful.

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Face Painting for Halloween Jerry’s Artist Outlet’s very own Manager— Esen, will share her artistic talent and fun loving personality as she paints faces for Halloween. This event is free and tons of fun for children of all ages. Noon-4pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www, The submission deadline for the next issue is October 10. E-mail submissions to:

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Chef Corradino Suriano of Rare, The Steak House By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


ill Hedge, executive chef at Kings Food Markets, has just returned from a food-focused trip to Cuba, where he visited many of the finest privately owned restaurants on the island country. The culinary and cultural tour included preparing an authentic Cuban pig roast with all the trimmings. Chef Corradino “Dino” Suriano’s love affair with food started at a very young age. He was only thirteen when he got his first job in a pizzeria, and his passion led him to open restaurants in Madison and Montclair. Although experience is a wonderful teacher, he decided to go to the New York Restaurant School at night in order to fill the gaps in his culinary education. He is now the Executive Chef at Rare, The Steak House.

What inspires him? Fresh ingredients. In fact, he regularly frequents farms in both Vineland and Hackettstown in order to procure the freshest local produce from which to make delicious meals. He often spends his mornings “playing around” with these ingredients to create recipes for the specials that will grace the menu that evening. Chef Corradino recommends that you make the preparation of this recipe a family affair. Kids will love getting their hands dirty (literally), and everyone will enjoy the unforgettable taste of fresh pasta. Sample Chef Corradino’s cuisine at Rare, The Steak House, 440 Main Street, Little Falls, 973-256-6699,


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Butternut Squash-Potato Gnocchi in a Radicchio, Endive and Arugula Sauce For the Gnocchi: INGREDIENTS 1 lb. butternut squash 2 Tbs. olive oil ½ tsp. nutmeg Salt and pepper 1 lb. russet potatoes 2 lb. semolina flour

2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese 2 eggs Organic parsley One 13 x 9 x 2-inch disposable foil pan

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400°. Peel, seed and cut the butternut squash into cubes and place onto a cookie sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil, add nutmeg, salt and pepper (to taste). Roast for 45 minutes, until fork tender. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and put them in a large pot. Cover with cold water and add a liberal amount of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain. Put the butternut squash and potatoes through a ricer or food mill and place the mixture into a large bowl. Add the semolina flour, cheese and eggs. Mix with a spoon, then your hands, until a dough is formed. The dough will be a bit wet, but not so wet that it is sticky. If it is too wet, add a little more flour. Place a portion of the dough onto a floured work surface, form it into a log and cut into small pieces. You may add decorative lines to the gnocchi by using a grooved gnocchi maker or a fork. Repeat with the remainder of the dough. Blanche the gnocchi in boiling water for approximately 2 minutes, or until they rise to the surface. Drain. If you are going to eat the gnocchi later the same day, you can place them on a sheet pan and store in the refrigerator until ready for use. If you will not eat the gnocchi the

same day, place them onto a sheet pan, cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Cook as directed above, except note that the frozen gnocchi will take slightly longer to rise to the surface.

For the Sauce: INGREDIENTS 2 Tbs. olive oil ½ garlic clove, sliced 1 cup smoked and cured bacon, cubed (can substitute pancetta, bacon or turkey bacon, if preferred) 1 cup endive, sliced 1 cup radicchio, sliced

¼ cup white wine, chicken or vegetable broth, or water ½ cup arugula (can substitute spinach or broccoli rabe) 1 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese Salt

DIRECTIONS: Heat a sauté pan over high heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the bacon to the pan and render, draining off excess fat. Place the endive and radicchio in the pan with the bacon and garlic, and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with the wine, broth or water, then add the arugula and gnocchi. Heat through. You can add a little water to the pan if the sauce seems too dry. Top with cheese and salt to taste. Serve immediately. Serves 10.


Feel free to make th e gnocchi with pu mpkin or acorn squash rather th an butternut squa sh. For a little crunch, add toaste d pine nuts (or your favorite nut) to the sauce. Instead of the sauce, serve the gnocchi with brown butter and sa ge.

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Senorita’s Mexican Grill

Asian Delite

Cucina Calandra

893 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-227-0085 Providing friendly quick service and featuring classic Chinese and Japanese dishes.

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

Cloverleaf Tavern il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

Yellow Plum

1099 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-893-3681 Contemporary new american cuisine in a casual setting. Hand crafted specialty cocktails, seasonal patio dining and full bar. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm. OD, RR, LP, MCC

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

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-226-8889 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

OCHA Restaurant

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

Nori Sushi

406 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell • 973-403-2400 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.



89 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove • 973-239-7726 A traditional Chinese food restaurant that offers delivery, take out, and a large eat-in area.

Come to LuNello and enjoy true FARM to TABLE cuisine provided by our acclaimed chef and our local farmers!



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



Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Anthony Marra’s Restaurant

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500 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

18 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-8911 A good variety of old school Italian dishes with an atmosphere that is unique

LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse

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

Gluten Free Menu Available!

Baumgart’s Café

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

Eppes Essen of Livingston

105 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-1120 A New York, Jewish-Style Deli & Restaurant offering home-style cooking.

Shanghai Meatballs

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Nikko Hibachi

38 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield • 973882-1688 Here you will be encompassed with innovative Japanese decor and exceptional service in a spacious family friendly atmosphere. From the creative sushi rolls to kitchen entrees, their chefs meticulously prepare every entree with palette invigorating flavors. They accommodate every age with hibachi entertainment and one-of-akind specialty cocktails. ENT, H, OD, NR, RR, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

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

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


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Nero’s Grille

618 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-994-1410 • An American steakhouse with an Italian accent. Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere.

Pizzetta Enoteca

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

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


Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.

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.

Strip House

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

Ritz Diner

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949 The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for everyone. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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


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 • Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

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.


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

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19 S. Park Street, Montclair 973-509-9077 Offering distinctive Italian cuisine inspired by the every day family cooking.

Osteria Giotto

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

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

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

Tiny Elephant

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


700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-8099 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.

Uncle Moustache

701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9500 An intimate French Bistro that embodies the essence of French cuisine and gives their own tasty interpretation of classic dishes.

the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Come Enjoy Our Gourmet Lunch Burgers • Local Delivery Available • Daily Lunch Specials • Weekly Dinner Specials • Catering Available for Special Occassions & Corporate Events

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-4144 A restaurant offering modern American cuisine, a full bar, and an extensive liquor and wine list.

Uptown 596

596 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-744-0915 • Offering brunch and dinner focuses on a fresh, local approach to cooking.

6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

973.992.8999 •

The Grande family of Il Capriccio is proud to bring their authentic Italian Market to East Hanover!

Veggie Heaven

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088 Specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.

VERONA Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante

633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973239-4416 Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

Italian Market

Verona Inn

“From our family to yours!” -Tony & Clara Grande

The Wood Pit BBQ

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-954-4679 This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats.

ORANGE Star Tavern

400 High St., Orange • 973-675-3336 A traditional family favorite for delicious, thin crust pizza served in a lively and inviting atmosphere. TO, $IN-$MOD


199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features topnotch Chinese fare that focuses on serving

Quality Homemade Food 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 (continued on page 58)

Delivered to Your Doorstep!

Prepared Meals Gluten-Free & Low-Sodium Options Catering for Corporate or Private Events Homemade, All Natural Baked Goods Deli & Salumeria Products

Visit our website to view our menu 110 Route 10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 Find us on Facebook October May 20152015

Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Closed Sun


Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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The Essex House


555 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell 973-808-2288 Authentic blends of Indian and Thai cuisine in a warmly adorned restaurant


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.

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

2012 & 2013

Gennaro’s Cucina

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

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


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

Highlawn Pavilion

WEST ORANGE China Gourmet


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

468 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-6411 A wonderful friendly atmosphere serving delicious authentic Chinese cuisine.

Due Amici Ristorante Two-Time Winner!

450 Main Street, West Orange 973-669-0027 A family owned Italian restaurant & catering serves authentic Italian dishes.


Choice of a craft beer, one appetizer & one main dish—All for only $15! Fridays from 12-3pm



(see our website for details)

Private Parties

624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-239-0544 Suburban Essex

Home of the Handmade Bagel

Watch all your favorite football games here every Sunday!

40+ Craft Beers Seven Nights of Specials

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Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

October May 2015

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

Try our Pumpkin Muffins!

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

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

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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

Kim’s Sushi

458 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 973-669-2800 Great fresh sushi. A must try!

The Manor

McLoone’s Boathouse

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.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar



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

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

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Football Game Day Specials!

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield • 973-743-0099

115 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006 • (973) 403-8500 • October May 20152015


Suburban Essex presents JUMP IMMERSION SCHOOL

You can find more information about all these businesses at

Jump! Immersion School provides a well-rounded educational foundation to position your child for global success. 94 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 732-371-2221




Margaret Amireh, L.Ac is an accredited and board certified Acupuncturist with experience treating over 250 conditions.

Offering the best in acting, musical theater, improvisation and tv and radio classes for children and adults of all experience levels.

792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield | 973-566-9700 CHIROPRACTOR



Serving patients who seek to restore the body’s natural, healthy balance through methods that are effective, gentle, non-invasive and drug-free.

Dr. Marco and Dr. Tim are dedicated to being their patient’s primary source for health and wellness.

616 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 3B, Caldwell | 201-400-2261

110 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-0500




Specializing in eye lash extensions, as well as waxing and tinting, Lure Lash offers packages designed to perfectly match your lash needs.

Dr. Mitch Kaiser is excited to show you the type of care that will not only get you out of pain, but change your life.

416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-783-5274

276 Essex St, Millburn | 973-355-6244



Offering an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring and skin care.

Dr. Rachel Baluyot-Escusa provides services that will encourage you to take steps in leading a better, healthier lifestyle.

37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933

68 Essex St, Millburn | 973-467-3993 CONSIGNMENT



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

Bring in your gently used better brand and designer clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories, or shop their constantly changing inventory.

825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231 |

176 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland | 973-226-8800






Programs for children up to 12 years old, including movement, music, learning and laughter, plus birthday parties, camps and more.

Gary J. Krugman, DMD places great emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist who treats his patients, not just their teeth.

1 Greenwood Ave #3, Montclair | 973-744-1002

154 S Livingston Ave, Suite 107, Livingston | 973-992-4099

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

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric is family-owned and has been servicing Essex County for over 23 years.

1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell | 973-575-833

127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-237-0505



Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom lead a group of professionals devoted to the comfort, safety, and overall satisfaction of their patients.

Whether you own a home, business, or manage a residential or commercial property, Supreme Energy, Inc. prides itself on giving their customers supreme service.

580 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-797-9345

532 Freeman Street, Orange | 973-678-1800





Come to Athletic Genius for a 45-60 minute workout that is guaranteed to get you into shape!

A full service interior design company that pays attention to and incorporates every last detail.

695 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-509-AGAG (2424) |

Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106 ORTHOPEDICS



Their state-of-the-art 32,000 sq. ft. health and fitness facility provides both one-on-one and group training to get the results you desire.

Specializing in pain management for the back and neck, foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow and hand and wrist.

309 Pompton Ave, Verona | 973-857-2500

1255 Broad St, Bloomfield | 973-842-2100 PERSONAL SERVICES



Specializing in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method called Slow Burn that will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance—without traditional aerobics or stretching.

Each pet patient receives personalized service with the technology and skills needed to give them the care they deserve.

25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

17 Grove Ave, Verona | 973-239-1881





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

Jerry’s has everything artists want, beginner to pro, plus toy selections that inspire creativity from children’s projects to adult paint by numbers.

214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

495 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-669-0995



A full service company offering kitchen & bath renovations, cabinetry, radiator covers, entertainment units, office systems & more.

East Side Mags offers a wide assortment of comics, graphic novels, apparel, cards, games, toys, figures and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Montclair | 973-783-5788

7 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 862-333-4961 October 2015



A Cue From The King of Q Cards


e’s been on more Saturday Night Live shows than any actor, entertainer or celebrity. He works with Seth Meyers on the Late Show, writes some of his monologue jokes, and holds up the cardboard cue cards. As the owner of NYC Q Cards, which employs 15 people, he is the king of cue cards. And that’s what I called him when we sat down for coffee and a conversation about his experience. Live from New Jersey, it’s Wally Feresten!!! Barry Farber: Tell me how you got started. Wally Feresten: I knew what I wanted to do since the fifth grade. My goal was to always write for TV. The person who hired me, Kevin Kay, was running a show on Nickelodeon called Weinerville and that was my first writing job. From there I got a job on Cartoon Network but it wasn’t enough to support myself. So cue card work and bartending helped everything come around.

“Wally is a character in every sketch, you just don’t see him,” says Alec Baldwin, a 16-time SNL host who has also worked with Mr. Feresten on live episodes of “30 Rock.” BF: Many people would like to write for television and film. What are some tips you might have for them? WF: Passion is a key trait. I’d like to give the advice that my boss Seth Meyers gives when people ask him that question because I think it’s great advice. He says, “If you want to be a writer, to write as much as you can and then surround yourself with people that want to do the same kind of work. Write with them and do things with them.” If all of you are passionate about it, one person is probably going to succeed and then that person will help everyone else in the circle of connections. Then when people ask you if you know anybody who can write for a show, you can recommend someone in your circle. I see it happen all the time on Saturday Night Live.

BF: Great advice. Surround yourself with people who are immersed in the profession and have the passion. You will pick up ideas and connections from that group.

Barry Farber

Is there anything interesting that you’d like to share about your experiences at Saturday Night Live? WF: A lot of times you can hear me laughing on camera. I have a very distinctive laugh and I’m so close to the mics and the actors that a lot of times my laughter bleeds through. My friends tell me they hear me laughing during certain sketches. If I’m laughing, it will be after I watched the sketch rehearsed twice on Thursday, three times on Friday, once on Saturday afternoon, then a dress through at 8 pm. By the 11:30 show, I’ve seen this sketch at least six times! The sketches are always changing from the time they come in on Thursday so there’s always a good chance that they will mix it up. That’s when you’ll hear me laugh. The audience always loves it when the actors break character or there’s a mistake. We think it’s funny and it makes our job fun. BF: What’s one important message you would like to have the readers take away from our conversation? WF: Leave every opportunity open. I went to school for writing, TV and film and never thought 25 years later I’d be the owner of a cue card company. It was the furthest thing from my mind. Don’t dismiss something just because it’s not something that you want to do. I wanted to be a writer so much but I was never able to really support myself. The experiences I have had through 25 years working with cue cards could never have matched the experiences I would have had as a writer. And I’m a better person for it and worked harder than I’ve ever worked before. Being a cue card guy gave me the opportunity to have new experiences and meet many more people than I might have as a writer. I’m the man to see when you need cue cards in New York City. I can say, and I’m not bragging, I’m the best cue card guy there is. I come through and my people come through. BF: Great advice. Be passionate about what you do, surround yourself with the right people and leave your options open to try new things.

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the bestselling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc. Magazine and the co-inventor and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 500 radio and television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


Suburban Essex

October 2015

“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

Saturday, October 3, 2015 8:30am to 4:00pm 125 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove (Next to the old Hospital Center)

Saturday, October 17, 2015 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

See a complete list of events at:

Putting Essex County First Advertisement support by the Essex County Utilities Authority

A patient-centered practice in the heart of Verona

No Insurance, No Worries

Call our office and find out about our special promotions.

• Gentle, Private-Practice • Invisalign® Dentist • New Patients and • Cosmetic Dentistry Emergencies Welcome! • Oral Cancer Screening • Convenient Payment Options • Dental Implants • 0% Financing Available • Teeth Whitening through CareCredit • Low-Radiation X-rays Convenient Evening & Saturday Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

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685 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 102 • Verona • 973-857-7799

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