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What Childhood Thing Do You Still Enjoy? By Warren Westura


VOL. 25 NO. 8

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Ice cream, because it always makes you happy!


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Stuffed animals, because they are cuddly!

—Gabi Diangelis, Essex Fells

—Allegra Simon, North Caldwell


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Playing with Legos. It’s just fun to do, I like creating things. I am a write so I enjoy doing that.


Bike Riding or playing outside. I just love being outdoors, and running around, I still like being barefoot in the grass.

—Rob Marzulli, Montclair

—Jodie Dratch, North Caldwell

Bicycling, I used to live down at the shore and I’d bicycle ten miles every day.

—Steve Morse, West Caldwell

—Louise Altimari, Verona

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I would have to say watching Hogan’s Heroes! I just still cracks me up, Colonel Klink is just too funny!

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Reading. I like visiting the library. —Sandra Erazo, Bloomfield


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On the Spot What From Your Childhood Do You Still Enjoy?

12 Inside Essex News and Happenings Around the Area

32 Home & Garden

56 Dining

32 10 Great Ideas for Your Outdoor Entertaining

56 From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

33 Ask The Heating & Cooling Experts

57 Restaurant Guide

34 Closet Space Savers— Maximizing Your Closet Space

64 Best of Essex Resource Directory

35 Harvest Your Own Home Decor

14 People to Know David Wish Rolls with Little Kids Rock

36 Home & Garden Resource Directory

46 Seen In Essex 16 Calendar of Events— October 2017 29 In the Marketplace Unique Photo—Capturing Memories for 70 Years

31 Local Gift Guide Support Your Local Merchants

66 Diamond Minds The Confidence Factor—3 Keys to Building a Strong Foundation

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48 Health + Beauty + Wellness 48 Small Bits of Fitness Adds Up 50 Surprising Ways to Improve Your Skin 51 In the Marketplace— Origin Health & Fitness 53 Health + Beauty + Wellness Resource Directory Cover Photo by Ann Frommer


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Christmas Decor Makes Holiday Decorating Easier


here’s nothing like the sight of a beautifully decorated home during the holiday season, but crafting a festive display with lights, garlands, and wreaths takes time and hard work. Christmas Decor by Smitty’s Landscaping can fulfill all outdoor decorating needs by customizing every customer’s property and personal taste, by making each holiday display the envy of the neighborhood. Christmas Decor’s team of professionals are focused on two things: providing beautiful holiday displays and making their customers’ holiday seasons as enjoyable as possible. They accomplish this by using the finest holiday decorating products and taking care of all aspects of the project— from design and installation to proactive maintenance, takedown and storage. Transform your home or business into a winter wonderland this season by letting Christmas Decor add dazzling lights to roofs, trees and shrubs, the ground, and windows. Along with lighting, they capture the spirit of the holidays with daytime decor, wreaths, and garlands to complete your decorative display.

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Montclair Grandmother and Grandson Author a Charming Children’s Book


ontclair residents, Judith Schumacher-Tilton Judith Schumacherand Jake Magaldi Tilton and her grandson, Jake Magaldi, are the authors of a new children’s book, The Adventures of Meadowlark and His Passion for Golf, published in July by Woodpecker Press. This is their first book, which began with a “little seed” planted by Judi and came to life through Jake’s creative writing. Because of their shared love for each other and the game of golf, it blossomed into a heartwarming story. This beautifully illustrated book is about a little bird who wants to learn how to play golf and envisions sharing his knowledge with all the other birds. Meadowlark, a bighearted, tiny bird, is different, but you can’t tell by looking at him because he looks just like his brothers and sisters. And like all birds, he loves to sing. But unlike the other birds living in the valley near a golf course called Somerset Pines, Meadowlark is fascinated by the game of golf and determined to learn how to play. This is his story. A book signing will be held at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair on October 11, from 7- 8pm. Call Watchung Booksellers at 973-744-7177 to reserve your seat or an autographed copy of the book. For more information about the book, to learn more about the authors, or to order the book, visit

Swim Along with Goldfish Swim School in Livingston


oldfish Swim School delivers a “Golden Experience” to children and families. The swim school provides instruction to children 4 months to 12 years of age in a state of the art swimming facility designed to enhance learning, fun, and safety with highly trained instructors, small class sizes, and a shiver-free 90-degree pool. Along with year-round lessons for swimmers of all abilities, Goldfish Swim School offers birthday parties, family swim hours, and swimming clinics. Goldfish Swim School’s program sets the bar high with its skilled instructors who know how to get even the most reluctant swimmers comfortable in the water. Ribbons and monthly themes make lessons exciting for kids by celebrating accomplishments— big and small—encouraging them to make progress with each lesson. Parents will appreciate Goldfish’s perpetual lesson model, which lets you choose a lesson time that best fits your family’s schedule and keep your children’s development on track without interruptions. Register your little ones for preferred lesson dates and times now at Goldfish Swim School. Learn more at or call 973-664-SWIM.

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L3 Academy’s After School Programs Focus on STEM


3 Academy’s academic enrichment and competitive robotics teams are starting off strong this school year. The learning center and birthday party venue, which focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), features a growing list of after school programs for children of all ages. L3’s competitive robotics program began this September and will field two teams that will compete in the US First Qualifying event, this November. L3 offers competitive robotics training and a robotics boot camp in winter and spring; as well a Robotics Club that includes different programs based on age and skill level.


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Enjoy Family & Food at the Newly Named “La Famiglia”


ans of The Flying Meatballs Market in East Hanover may have noticed a huge change to the beloved market– a new name. The market is returning to its original name, La Famiglia Italian Gourmet, and will continue to be the home of The Flying Meatballs. With renaming the market, they celebrate both family and the diversity of their menu, which features a huge selection of delicious foods. Patrons of La Famiglia can dine on site for lunch and dinner. In addition they will continue to offer catering services, prepared meals, a full service deli, fresh bakery items, and more. With specials changing every day, there is always a reason to stop in and try something new. Still owned and operated by the Grande family, of Il Capriccio, La Famiglia will continue to provide customers with exceptional products and services. From their Famiglia to yours, buon appetito!

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MUSIC EDUCATION David Wish Rolls with Little Kids Rock Feature photography and story by Dan Epstein Inset photos courtesy of Little Kids Rock

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magine a kid who was told in grade school that he wasn’t musical. Now imagine that same kid grown up and starting a music education program that has taught hundreds of thousands of public school kids, and in the process getting some of the biggest names in popular music involved. As a twenty-five year-old First Grade teacher in East Palo Alto, Dave Wish, now of Montclair, found that his heart ached for his kids not having a music education. As a child, Wish was told by his teachers that he wasn’t musical. Yet later in high school, a pal taught him three guitar chords, and he realized that it wasn’t that he wasn’t musical, it was that the music in his elementary school had nothing to do with his musical taste. So Wish created an after-school program for his First Grade students centered around Rock & Roll. Two things happened very quickly: the first was that more kids wanted to be in the class. The second was somewhat remarkable. His first grade students began to write their own original music and sold it on CDs and tapes which helped fund the purchase of more musical instruments.

Dave speaking with Carlos Santana

program. This led to many other teachers wanting to be involved. Wish taught them his methods, and helped them get instruments.

In 1998, Peter Finch, a DJ on KFOG, a major California Rock radio station started playing the music! And because he told stories about the music and its creators when he played it, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, and John Lee Hooker got interested and became volunteer champions of the

The current model is the same as it was in the beginning. Except that now, Little Kids Rock, this Verona-based, nonprofit, instead of a handful, has over 2000 public school teachers in 37 states working with 327,000 students each week. Since it’s inception the program which in 2002 became Little Kids Rock has taught over 600,000 students. Many major names in popular music have lent not only their names, but have offered their time and talent in classrooms, and helped to raise money. People like Steve and Maureen Van Zandt, Liberty DeVito, Pharrell Williams, Charlie Puth, and James Hetfield of Metallica are just some of the many industry giants. This October 18th, at a fundraising dinner in NYC, Little Kids Rock will be honoring Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello. Tickets for this special evening are still available. Dave Wish, with the help of the folks at Little Kids Rock is continuing to, as he says, “Draw out the music, not drum it in.” And they’re doing it with every kid they can reach.

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former guitarist for Guns N' Ros

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SOUPER BOWL CONTEST Thursday, October 19 Chefs from local restaurants will make large pot or crockpot of their “best” soup and bring it to the Library to share with the community. Judges will sample the soups and select a winner and the audience will also sample the soups and vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Each chef will also serve on a panel discussing tips on making soup, how to make homemade stock, and talk about the soup they made. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.


Teen Students Art Exhibit

Take a trip back to the 1600s, learn the history of the NJ Native People, and participate in many native life skills such as fire by friction, rope and cordage making, and atlatl dart practice. Attention is paid to the roles of family members in this society and how they lived with nature in food gathering practices, making clothing, building shelter, etc. Tour is led by Traditional Earth Skills presenter and former Waterloo Village interpreter Mike Dennis. Grades K to 12 Available all year. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-8776.

Rainbows Support Group A support group for children 5 to 12 years old grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, separation, divorce or other painful transitions. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

Sunday, October 1 At Lakeside Art Studio not only are the students learning how to draw and paint, but they are also introduced to the business aspects of being an artist. Part of the art experience is learning how to show your work in a professional manner, which includes framing, pricing and photographing. This exhibition is an important learning experience for the young artists. A reception to meet the artists will take place on Oct 15, 1:30 – 3:30pm. Free. The Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Rd., Parsippany. 973887-5150.

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Native New Jersey Crafts Discover how New Jersey’s native people crafted objects for everyday use. Participants will become archaeologists as they uncover and analyze artifacts in an attempt to reconstruct aspects of NJ Indian Life and Culture. This interpretive journey will allow participants to identify the similarities and differences between their culture and ours and create a clay pot, medicine bag or natural dye bracelet . Grades K-12 Available all year. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776 to book program.

Lenape Living History Camp

26th Annual Caldwell Street Fair Great rides, entertainment, a beer garden and band, quality arts & crafts, delicious ethnic and regional food. New merchandise such as scarves and purses and of coursethe biggest 50/50 in our area. Noon-5pm. Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

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Artists’ Members Fall Exhibit

Fall is the best time on the farm! The fall season offers “The Tower” slide, hayrides, pumpkin picking, 5 acre corn maze (child friendly), large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse. Fairfield Farms offers a large selection of snacks, drinks and fresh Jersey apples. You’re sure to find exactly what you need to decorate your home for Fall! Fairfield Farms,177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield. 973227-1011.

SuzyQues BBQ and Bar Laid-back roadhouse eatery specializing in barbecue & classic sides, with live music on weekends. Alternate Monday’s Music, Jazz Tuesdays, Karaoke Wednesdays, DJ Thursdays. Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday. Suzyques BBQ, 34 South Valley R., West Orange. 973736-7899.

Women’s Workshops October programs are: Caring for Your Aging Parents and/or Special Needs Children; Navigating Your Way through separation and divorce without litigation; Social Security Made Easy. Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

The Art League of the Chathams artists’ members fall exhibit will continue until November 28. Also featured in the Lundt Glover Gallery (L/G Gallery) is the solo show of Maia Kumari Gilman, artist, author and architect, whose show of abstract paintings is entitled “Eterna.” Maia Kumari Gilman is also the author of “The Erewine Agenda”. To learn more about Maia’s exhibit or book, contact her at Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Twp.


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A Celebration of Pets To mark the Feast of St. Francis, the Church of the Holy Spirit will host the second annual Celebration of Pets There will be a wide variety of petoriented businesses, such as animal shelters and fostering groups, as well as pet-sitters, and artists and crafts. Music, food vendors, and a Pet Parade at 2pm with prizes in several categories. 1-4pm. Verona Town Hall Square., Bloomfield Ave., Verona. www.holyspiritverona. org

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Mini Golf Glow Enjoy a game of mini golf like you’ve never seen it before.It’s glow-in-the-dark mini golf and free for students with Montclair State ID. 8-11pm. Student Recreation Center, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-4000.

17th Annual Pumpkin Festival & All Aboard For Wellness Fitness & Fun!

Educator Training at the Montclair History Center The training will prepare new volunteers to be able to give public and private tours to all ages and includes an introduction to cooking over a hearth fire. Contact the office to be placed on the training list and your schedule availability. 973-744-1796.

“Surely Goodness and Mercy” Production

Building your dreams since 1965

A brilliant twelve year-old boy with an abusive aunt tries to help his only friend, a cafeteria lunch lady, with the troubling symptoms of a disease that’s starting to take over her body. The playwright, Chisa Hutchinson, captures the world she saw around her as she was growing up - racism, abuse, poverty, but also hope, love, and angels in everyday dress who protect those around them. Runs thru October 14. Thursdays-Sundays. Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark.

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Family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12mile options, begins on Midland Avenue and takes riders through the 4 wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders will cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace: fast, slow or anywhere in between! The ride ends back at Midland Avenue where riders can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival. To register visit

West Orange Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit


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In partnership the West Orange Arts Council, the West Orange Public Library and the West Orange Hispanic Foundation, this collaborative exhibit featuring over 2 dozen artists is on display at the West Orange Arts Center, at 551 Valley Road and in the West Orange Public Library, at 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue. The exhibit runs through October 15, with a closing reception from 1-4pm., and

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Monday, October 2 Learn a New Language! Now registering for the adult fall session. Various languages, levels and class types including some conversation groups. Call or e-mail for information or to schedule a free consultation. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973228-1843 or

Mugs for Mutts Beer and Food Fundraiser

Walk among the pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows. Enjoy the wares of local craft merchants and railroad memorabilia dealers. See a unique collection of antique Farm Tractors, and view two operating model railroad layouts. Climb aboard the “Pumpkinliner” excursion train that follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail”. Noon to 5:30pm. Trains leave on the hour last at 4pm. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza (intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road) Whippany. 973887-8177.

Indulge in great food and a large selection of craft beers and other beverages. Simply identify your participation for “Rescue Haven Foundation,” a volunteerbased, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs. A percentage of your bill will benefit the RHF Medical fund to support the many medical needs of the Foundation’s adoptable candidates. Proceeds will be generated throughout the day; event with door prizes 6-9 pm. Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-2269812.

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Women learn how to achieve their goals and transform their fears, improve coping skills, gain strength from past experiences, learn how to make healthy decisions, and recognize and extinguish self-defeating thoughts. 6 week program. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. October classes are: Intro to WORD and PowerPoint. Please call for dates and times; NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

Open Book - Open Mind Event Floyd Abrams will be in conversation with Vincent Blasi about constitutional law, civil liberties, and the First Amendment in 2017. Floyd Abrams is Senior Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group. Vincent Blasi is the Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties at Columbia Law School. 4-5:30pm. Montclair Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

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. Bring your own mat. Mondays. 9:30–10:45 am. Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To Register: Email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

37th Annual Lefty Boland Golf Outing 11am barbecue lunch/check in, 11:30am practice range open, 12:30pm shot gun. Dinner at Libretti’s restaurant, Nassau St., Orange. 5:30pm cocktail hour, 6:30pm buffet dinner, 7:15pm, awards & door prize raffle. Proceeds benefit the Boland Grants for Special Needs Students in West Orange. Essex County Country Club, 350 Mt Pleasant Ave., West Orange. For info contact bkehoe@

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Breaking Benjamin Performs Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair . 973-783-9500. www.wellmonttheatercom

Discussion with Music Journalist Jeff Burger Jeff Burger has been a writer and editor for more than four decades and has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. He will discuss his books Lennon on Lennon, Springsteen on Springsteen, Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen, and his forthcoming book Dylan on Dylan. 7pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405.

Tuesday, October 3 The Biz Club Expo

74 So. Livingston Avenue, Livingston • 973.992.7797 • The Biz Club Expo is an exclusive upscale business to business exhibition and conference with networking, education, products and services. With sponsors like Microsoft, Sobel & Co., Farmers Insurance to name a few and expert speakers Donna Miller, Sally Glick, Carrie Greene and Tommy Hicken... The Biz Club Expo is an event you must attend. 4-8pm. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

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Cooking Class Join chef Annmarie Loffredo and participate in cooking family style Italian. Menu includes: Chicken Caprese with spinach pesto-mozzarella and homemade balsamic glaze, whole wheat rigatoni “pie” with lean turkey bolognese sauce-sautéed kale-fat free ricotta and parmesan cheese, roasted vegetable panzanella salad with multigrain croutons-cherry tomatoesasparagus-red onion-zucchini-basil-parsley and red wine vinaigrette, cannoli dip with waffle cone chips. 6:30-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009. www.kingdfoodmarkets. com

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International Buffet Nights at the Manor A different cuisine of the world will be highlighted each month in recognition of the 60th anniversary year and the unique talents, traditions and diversity of the Manor Family. The month of October features German specialties. Also Oct. 5. 11 & 12. Reservations available starting at 6pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-8889. www.

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Editing and Enhancing Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop While Lightroom is a great tool for performing basic edits to your images, the power of Photoshop allows more precise control, more accurate selections, and the ability to use layers, masks, and blending modes to enhance images far beyond. 6-8pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Pumpkin Painting The library supplies the pumpkin and the paint, you supply the creativity. For children ages 6 and under. This event will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Online registration required. 10:30am. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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Wednesdays. 10:30am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave.,, Roseland. To RSVP call 973-226-8636.

Learn about speech and language developmental milestones, feeding and muscle development, play skills and developing social language along with any other speech related topics of interest. Thursdays 9:15am. Metropolitan Speech & Language Center, 66 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston. Please RSVP to therapy@metspeechnj. com or 973-994-4468

Thursday, October 5 WINGS Cancer Support Group For Women Women, Inspiring, Nurturing Giving Strength And Support (WINGS) presents “Harmony Within”. Enjoy an evening of healing, interactive and joyful music making. You will unravel some of these questions as we play bells, drums, explore movement and much more. Come ready to relax and have some fun. No musical experience necessary. 7-9pm. Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Register at 973-400-9529.

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Matt Brundage- Comic Book Art Learn about Copic Markers and the many ways that you can use them. Learn all about Matt Brundage’s art in Marvel, Dark Horse Comics; his characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman and more. 4:30pm. Free Event. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Mall, West Orange. 973-7687946 to RSVP.

Birding Walk 8am – 11am Learn to identify birds by sight and song. Explore habitats of hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows and venture into South Mountain Reservation. Meet with Dave Hall NJ Audubon Naturalist in the Greenwood Gardens’ Visitors Parking Lot. 8 -11am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old hort Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Full Moon Women’s Circle

Learning to recognize common errors made by those of us who purchase, install and care for trees in the landscape is a first step toward enhanced beauty and better survival. The presentation, given by Van Vleck Garden Manager, Laura Roberts, will focus on a Plant Health Care approach to a tree’s well-being and ultimate success. 10am – Noon. Registration Required - Registration Deadline Oct. 18th. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. email or call 973744-4752 ext 3.

Combining modalities in group counseling, energy healing, Karuna Reiki Relaxtion®, and intuitive counseling, Sue Waldman will facilitate a safe and supportive women’s group to help you feel at peace. Using sound healing and himalyayan singing bowls under the beautiful full moon (weather permitting), Sue will help restore all of your body’s frequencies and bring it back to a state of health and well being. Verona location, advance registration is required. 973-857-HELP (4357)


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ESL Open House Would like to improve your English? Come learn about our programs, meet our teachers and get a level assessment. Free. 1– 2:30pm. Reservation required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or

Friday , October 6 Junior Girl Scouts Program: Dinner at the Farm Work towards the Junior Girl Scout Simple Meals and Playing the Past Badges with Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H and the Montclair History Center. Scouts will tour the farm, interact with live chickens, take a sensory tour of our herb gardens to select our herbs, and understand our cooking and agricultural past with a visit to our hearth kitchen. Montclair History Center, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.

SouthNEXT: Under the Big Top SouthNEXT is an annual, weekend-long festival featuring local artists, speakers, performers and musicians who come together at the intersection of art and ideas in the dynamic and diverse community of South Orange. Festival-goers can choose from dozens of activities, performances, and presentations designed to provoke the mind and inspire the spirit. Through Oct 8, 1- 4pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-3132787.

Film Lovers Social Event This event offers the perfect opportunity to discuss film photography with like-minded enthusiasts, as well as share your knowledge and expertise while showing off your own film work in a public gallery of submitted prints. Free. Presented by Unique Photo. 6-9pm. Unique Photo Services, 79 Hudson St., Suite: LL100, Hoboken. 973-377-5056.

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“A Maldjian Family Concert” Local resident Sarita Melkon Maldjian, a professional flutist and flute/piano teacher, and her three children will perform a concert of classical music for the entire family to enjoy. Sarita and her children will all play the piano featuring music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and Liszt. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-2265441.

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Enjoy a fall afternoon full of seasonal fun, with apple cider making on a historic cider press, a pumpkin patch, and more. Visit the community farm to learn about historic farm tools, meet our lively brood of chickens, tour the Crane House and Historic YWCA, and settle down in the hearth kitchen to learn to about cooking in the past. 1-4pm. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

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Essex Water Color Club The Essex Water Color Club will be hosting a watercolor demonstration by Ed Schuh, a Chatham Township resident, who is an artist, illustrator and teacher with over 40 years experience. Refreshments will be served. 2pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston.

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Frog Pond Fun Camp Explore the depths of the Center’s pond and wander into the wooded wetland. Through outdoor and indoor activities, campers will uncover the adaptations that allow frogs and other wetland organisms to survive and thrive while learning how to become stewards for these fascinating species. Grades 1-5. 9:30am-3:30pm. Registration required. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. www.essexcountyparks. org

Tuesday, October 10 Family Walk & Campfire All ages are welcome. Join a naturalist for a short walk on the trails and experience forest life at dusk. After the walk, enjoy a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Advance registration and minimum number of participants are required. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-228-8776.

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Wednesday, October 11 Shakespeare in Love Production Filled with music, a huge cast of colorful characters (including a feisty little dog), the play captures the Bard as he struggles with writer’s block and a forbidden romance with the woman who becomes the muse who inspires some of his greatest work. An epic Elizabethan extravaganza, it is rousing, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and Shakespeare himself. Call for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973408-5600. BoxOffice@ShakespeareNJ. org

Ladies’ Night Event A ladies’ night that is sure to be full of fun, fashion tips, shopping and socializing, features luxury stylist makeovers for different body types, taking your look from day to night. It also will include raffles and plenty of food and beverages. Proceeds will support more than a dozen community outreach programs. 7pm. The Undercroft of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells. 973-226-6500.

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Thursday, Ocotber 12 Caldwell Library Centennial Gala On October 12, 1917, with the assistance of a donation from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, the Caldwell Public Library opened its doors. Join your friends and neighbors for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing to celebrate the Caldwell Public Library’s rich history. We will be honoring two amazing women with awards in recognition of their support and dedication to the Caldwell Library and the Caldwell community. 6-10pm. Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation will be hosting its 21st Annual “Grand Tasting” benefitting Camp Nejeda, serving children with Type 1 Diabetes since 1958; NJ Sharing Network, a non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant and other charitable projects at the Hanover Manor. This year wine selection will be provided by Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlet. Also hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, coffee, tea, desserts, fine wines, craft beers, single malts, select spirits, silent auction and much more. 6:30-9:30pm. Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover. 973-5494185.

10am. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973-226-8636.

New Jersey Speakers Series Presents The youngest U.K. Prime Minister in two centuries, David Cameron came to power in 2010, at a moment of economic crisis, and led a transformation of the U.K.’s economy. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The Wailers Perform Bob Marley and The Wailers burst on the scene with the smash Reggae hit “One Love” in 1977. The album Exodus delivered a treasure trove of hits, including “Exodus,” “Jamming,” and “Waiting in Vain.” It went on to sell 75 million copies and became an international sensation. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Writing, Faith and Gardens “Writing, Faith & Garden’s “ will encourage and utilize writing as a way to connect to your feelings and faith. There is nothing like reading inspiring personal writing that reaches beyond our current being, and there is nothing like writing meaningful words of your own as well and sharing them. Join, psychotherapist, Sue Waldman and freelance writer, Steve Sears for an evening of faithful creation. Advance registration is required. 973-857HELP (4357)

Breast Cancer Symposium: The Healing Power Of Drums In Recognition of breast cancer awareness month, The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas will hold an interactive exploration of how the hand drum and rhythm-based exercises can be used to improve immune system function, reduce stress and experience positive emotions. 6-8pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston. 973-322-2671 or

Little Explorers Fall Nature Program This child-caregiver class uses stories, walks and crafts to develop an awareness and appreciation for science and nature for the child as well as the caregiver. Each week, a different nature or science topic is covered. Age 3. 1-2pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776 to book program.

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“20/20” Art Exhibition As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Studio Montclair (SMI) presents the exhibit “20/20,” Each of the 54 works in the show measures 20 inches by 20 inches, a symbol of SMI’s clear vision moving forward, as well as a celebration of the organization’s accomplishments of the last twenty years. An opening reception will be held on October 20, from 6-9pm. Runs though Dec. 15. Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 862-500-1447. pr@

Family Simchat Torah Service Celebrate Simchat Torah with a family friendly song filled Simchat Torah Shabbat Service. Event is free. Shabbat Service begins at 6:30 pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

Friday Night Jazz Concert Glen Ridge Community Concerts presents Southside Quartet featuring Paul Byrne,guitar; Michael Kruge, bass; Jerry Weir,vibraphone; and Steve Deluca, drums. Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge.


Jack the Ripper presentation by author Mark Vogel, who wrote The Ripper’s Time and has researched Jack the Ripper extensively in London. 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973226-8636.

Saturday, October 14 Lecture on Susan B. Anthony The College Women’s Club of Montclair (AAUW) will sponsor a program on “Why Susan B. Anthony is important” presented by Deborah Hoeflinger on 10:30am. Refreshments at 10 a.m. Guests welcomed. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973-783-7040.

“FEEL THE PAINT” Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints In the first hour, Sarah Sands artist, will discuss the nature of pigments and oils, as well as the various choices for sizes and grounds. Then it’s time to try the paint. The second hour is dedicated to a hands-on exploration of the different qualities of Williamsburg Oil paint. If you ever paint with oils or want to give oil paints a try - you should join us for this class and “feel the paint”. 11am. reservations required. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Essex Green Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

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Ales ‘N Tails Oktoberfest Enjoy a live Oompah Band and sample dozens and dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world. In addition to traditional music and beers there will be local craft and food vendors on site. Ales ‘N Tails is a benefit for the Essex County Parks Foundation. 6-9pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Nick Lowe Performs Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer and songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharptongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. 8-10:30pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Musical Performance Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! Daniel Tiger’s a shy but brave 4-year-old tiger – to tell engaging stories about the life of a preschooler, teaching key social skills necessary for school and for life. Now the “grr-ific” musical version is back on the road with an all-new show. 2 & 5:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Verona Light The Night Walk! The Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure blood cancer. The Night time walk is free to attend, family, stroller, wheelchair and dog friendly, and is only about 1.5 miles long so there is no training involved. Supporters, patients, survivors, and loved ones walking in memory all come together carrying illuminated lanterns to Light the Night and bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer. DJ, balloon artist, a playground, gaming truck, food, dessert and a lazer light show. 4:30-8:30pm. Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona.

“The Book of Donuts” Poetry Reading Local award-winning poet Diane Lockward will present a poetry reading from the poetry anthology “The Book of Donuts” published by her press Terrapin Books. 12 poets will read their poems about different varieties of donuts. Free. Registration required. 1– 4pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Fine Arts & Crafts Show Over 150 fine artists and fine craftspeople will share their talents at the 18th Annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts Show. Fine artists working in a variety of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, silver and gold will please the tastes of the fine art and craft lover. Also Oct 15, 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Borders Bloomfield and Montclair, Bloomfield. For more info

Join chef Kathleen Sanderson as demonstrates cooking different soups. Menu includes: Creamy coconut carrot and ginger soup with fried won tons, creamy sherry and wild mushroom soup, basic hearty bean soup with variations, basic creamy vegetable soup with variations, herbed light as a feather biscuits, herbed focaccia, basic salad vinaigrette, spice wine poached pears with ice cream. 5:30-8:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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Central to Unique Photo’s mission is the customer’s buying experience. Unique Photo stocks more than 20,000 brand name products, including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and Fujifilm, all on display for the customer to view. “Customers can see, touch, examine, and discuss with us the equipment and ultimately choose the right cameras for them through this process,” states Sweetwood. Customers may select from a vast array of digital tools via Internet, but the ultimate experience is through a visit to the store. In addition to a superior selection of products, Unique Photo educates its clients to ensure satisfaction with their purchases. One-on-one and group classes and seminars are held daily, many of which are led by renowned professional photographers. “We offer something for everyone, from basic classes to multi-world excursions,” adds Sweetwood.

Unique Photo boasts semi-annual camera events, one in June and another in December, which highlight the buying experience and educational offerings of the company. The next camera show will be held on December 8, 9, and 10, 2017 in the Fairfield store. Numerous free classes and activities will be featured at this gala event. In addition, representatives from all the camera manufacturers will be available to chat with potential buyers. “Our culture is serving the customer,” states Sweetwood. “We want to help capture memories.”

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The Homeward Bound Walk Gather your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and dogs as we walk in support of hundreds of children who deserve safe loving and permanent homes. CASA for Children of Essex County’s 2nd Annual Homeward Bound Walk. There will be music, food, face-painting and activities for the whole family. 9-11am. The Clipper Pavilion, South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange. 973-622-1110.

Monday, October 16 Hearts of Hope’s “Paint with a Purpose Event” The Santiago Abut Foundation has partnered with Hearts of Hope to organize monthly “Paint with a Purpose” events in loving memory of Santi Abut. This month paint clay hearts for Progeria Awareness. Free. Participants will paint ceramic hearts, and write personalized “messages of hope” for the heart recipients. All ages are invited to volunteer their time for a worthy cause, and participate in a fun arts and crafts type of activity. 6-8pm. Calandra’s Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, 973-224-690.

Garden Club of Montclair Program Meeting and Tea October program & meeting “Tip Toe Thru the Tulips.” Annemarie M.M. Gerards-Adriaansen, from the world famous Keukenhof Gardens presentation will not be in Dutch but spoken in the language of amazing landscapes covering 80 acres and 7 million bulbs of blooming color. Enjoy tea and view flower design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-857-2662.

Tuesday, October 17

Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products. 10am-Noon. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Wednesday, October 18 1967, when most people thought a mother’s place was in the home, Christ Church chose to be forward-looking, providing innovative half- and full-day nursery school programs. Today, with more working mothers and growing concerns about child care, Christ Church continues to provide a leading-edge solution, serving over 100 children. The Nursery School offers families a complete child care program for infants through Kindergarten that is designed to meet their educational, emotional, and spiritual needs in a safe environment. 6:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Park & Bloomfield Aves., Bloomfield/Glenridge. 973-743-5911.

Piotr Anderszewski Pianist Performs Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Praised by the New York Times for his “unabashedly personal interpretations,” “persuasive intensity,” and “brilliant exuberance,” the pianist returns to the Seton Hall University Classical Series for a solo recital. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

So You Think You Can Dance Live Now see your favorite dancers in person when the Top 10 Finalists perform live. The high-energy dance tour will highlight your favorite numbers from Season 14 plus new surprises. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-0345.

Open Book/Open Mind: Katy Tur discusses “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History”. 7pm. Montclir Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500.

Learn the mosaic technique in a few quick minutes. Supplies provided, first come first serve. Free for students with Montclair State ID. 8-11pm. Student Recreation Center, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-4000.

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NJRI free lecture on stem cells and PRP(platelet rich plasma) injection based treatments for injuries to tendons, cartilage and wear and tear from arthritis presented by New Jersey Regenerative Institute. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center of Cedar Knolls, 197 Ridgedale Ave., 4th floor, Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309

A Sip of Art Fundraiser Come indulge your inner artist in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Paint your own masterpiece while enjoying friendly conversations, byob/wine and hors d’oeurves. A Sip of Art proceeds to benefit RJWC West Essex Scholarship Fund. 7pm-9pm. Whole Foods Plaza, 235 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-809-3102. Also, register on line at:

Fashion for the Pink Crusade The fourth annual Fashion for the Pink Crusade will benefit the breast program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. The event features an elaborate cocktail reception, prizes, raffles and runway style fashion show presented by Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Short Hills. The Park Savoy Estate, 236 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. For sponsorship information and ticket prices: or 973-322-4320.

Trunk Show Roseland Eye Care to host a trunk show featuring Lafont frames. 11am-7pm. Roseland Eye Care, 178 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland. 973-228-2424 or visit (continued on page 40)

Don’t just study a new language… Speak It! Expanded selection of transitional to contemporary shades

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HOME CLEANING Good service at a fair price!

Home cleaning service on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. I also provide a one time service if you should need your home cleaned for a special occasion.

• Reliable and Responsible • Over 25 Years of Experience • Excellent References Maria Correa 973.731.2234 Please call after 2:00PM

Give with Style A gift of Mariposa will be treasured for a lifetime. Our Upper Montclair boutique offers a large selection of Mariposa to go, or choose a beautifully engraved custom piece.

Pink Bungalow 211 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-337-5371

Embrace Your Word Birds of a Feather… Natural feathers dyed a rainbow of colors. Many styles and sizes available. An updated way to add color and drama to any room.

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-8484

The Giving Keys are changing lives by paying it forward & transitioning homeless back to work. Our key rings are stamped with inspirational words & available in silver, gold & bronze. Complete collect available.

Smith & Company 343 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-1167 Like us on Facebook/Follow us on Instragram @ SmithCoGifts

Oh Baby! Let us help you create the perfect customized gift for “the new arrival” or shower basket. We also offer custom embroidery on many items.

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By Jason Sponzilli


hat goes into making a truly entertaining outdoor space? Lush greens and brightly colored flowers… a pool? Or is it the amount of seating options that you have? Summing up what makes an extraordinary entertainment space can’t be narrowed down to one or two things. So, here is a list of the top 10 ideas for making your outdoor area a place you can entertain, relax and have fun!


Plants. Trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass all bring life and color to your entertaining space. Unlike most of the other items on this list, the plants in your yard can be changed according to season which will create intrigue and nuances in your surroundings. Pick select areas in your outdoor area that you want to highlight and plant bold colored flowers or shrubs to rein in people’s attention.


Pool. Don’t let the naysayers make you doubt it… having a pool in your yard IS like having a little piece of your own heaven. Cool off, have fun, get exercise, it really doesn’t matter- pools are amazingly fun for kids young and old.


Fireplace. Constructing a fireplace or fire pit will allow you to entertain long into the night and throughout more of the seasons. A fire element can be used to brighten up the night, cook food, stay warm or keep the bugs away.


Outdoor Kitchen. By creating an outdoor kitchen you will be able to keep the entertainment going while you cook. Include a refrigerator in your setup and eliminate trips into the house on hot summer days to get drinks.


Pizza Oven. Why go out for brick oven pizza when you can make it yourself! And pizza isn’t the only thing you can cook; use your brick oven as a grill and roast vegetables, cook meat or make a doughy dessert.


Outdoor Bar. Build a bar area into your outdoor kitchen or any space in your landscape and experience the feeling of living at a luxury hotel. Make the bar a part of your pool and see how much fun you can have just staying in the water the entire day.


Dining Area and Seating. Why go inside to eat when the weather is this nice? Keep the house from becoming a mess and stay outside to eat your brick oven pizza! Create several areas in your space with seating and/or tables so that guests can feel comfortable and break off into groups for smaller conversations. Or, have the kids sit by the pool while you enjoy your soft, cushy chairs near the fireplace.


Pergola. Create shade from the sun and cover from the elements by building a pergola or pavilion. On hot summer days getting out of the sun, in between dips in the pool, can be a necessity. Give yourself a place to enjoy the beautiful weather out of the harsh rays.


Water Feature. If you want to relax, you need a water feature. Few things can drown out background noise like the trickling sound of a fountain. Establish an ornate or naturalistic focal point with a flowing waterfall or pond with aquatic life.


Landscape Lighting. Illuminate your outdoor space to make it useable and safe well into the evening hours. Spotlight an area where there is a water feature or create ambiance in a seating area to engage your guests. Landscape lighting has the ability to make all of the best attributes of your landscape shine and stand apart.

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How important is seasonal maintenance for heating and cooling systems? Seasonal maintenance will protect your system and provide efficient performance, resulting in optimum home comfort. It can catch small problems before they turn into larger, more costly issues and can prevent a serious “in season” breakdown. A maintenance plan also extends the life of your equipment, increases cost effectiveness and ensures safe operation.

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My heat/air is not working, what do I do? First check if your circuit breaker and emergency switch are in the “on” position. Also, make sure your thermostat is set to the proper function (heat or cool) and that the temperature setting is correct. If these don’t correct the problem, call Air Group and we’ll take it from there. We provide service during normal business hours and after hour emergency service.

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If my system needs replacement, what next? In an emergency, our sales team will immediately provide equipment options; different efficiency and price levels. For “no heat” emergencies, we will provide temporary electric heaters until your installation is completed. If your system is antiquated or recently problematic, be proactive and take advantage of our off-season discounts. The work will be done at your convenience and you’ll be ready for the upcoming season.

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Why should I convert from oil to gas? Natural gas is an efficient, safe and a reliable fuel source, costs less than oil, and is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available. Converting will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality in your home, and you will reap the benefits of using the cleanest and least expensive method of home heating. If natural gas is available, we will be your liaison to the provider and oversee the entire project. Why should I hire a licensed plumber? It’s your home, protect it! Licensed plumbers are tested rigorously with local and state guidelines, and are bonded and insured. Don’t put your health and home at risk by hiring an unlicensed plumber—it’s against the law! We offer a full range of plumbing services, from unclogging toilets, repairing pipes, to completely new plumbing for your home. Air Group can help with all your plumbing needs. Does Air Group handle all electrical projects? Of course! From constant tripped breakers, installing smart home products, energy efficient lighting, whole house generators and providing electrical home safety checks, Air Group will handle all your electrical needs.

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or many of us, our closet tops the list of areas in need of space-saving storage and organization. Here are some quick and easy strategies from The Container Store that will help make your closet feel bigger and a lot more organized. Follow the one-year rule to purge outdated or ill-fitting garments. If you haven’t used it or worn it in a year, it’s safe that you won’t use it again. • Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in the closet. Move it to another area of the home, donate or sell it.

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• Take advantage of all vertical space and prevent piles of items from toppling over by using closet organizers like stacking drawers or shelves to store sweaters, shoes and handbags. • Use add-on hangers or cascading hangers, which take up as much space as a single hanger and store four times the amount of clothing. Also consider switching over to slim profile hangers like Huggable Hangers. • Utilize the back of a closet door to store shoes, belts, jewelry and other accessories.

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• If possible, move out-of-season garments to another area of your home. The space under your bed is a wonderful solution when you use an underbed storage box. Vacuum-sealed storage bags are also a great solution as they reduce the volume needed to store bulky items by up to 75%.

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• If most of your clothes are short hanging, add an extra closet rod to instantly double the amount of hanging space. • Separate clothing by long-hanging and shorthanging items. Also, color coordinate items to make selecting an outfit easier.

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arm up your home with this season’s trendiest looks. Put your personal touch on your home’s decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white. Create a seasonal tablescape or mantel decoration with these Harvest Fall Lanterns created by the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. The lanterns lend a coppery sheen to complement the seasonal hues of the pumpkins and gourds. Place them atop a swatch of soft plaid for a multi-textured look that celebrates the season indoors. For a unique outdoorsy look, piece together a birch wreath using natural supplies such as twig stems, cattail stems and foliage. Find more harvest perfect fall home decor at -Family Features

Harvest Fall Lanterns Crafting time: 3-5 hours Supplies and Tools: 2 boxes fall pumpkin and gourd decorations 1 bottle (2 fluid ounces) cloud white paint Black sponge paint brush 2 metal and glass lanterns Hot glue gun and sticks Select two pumpkins to paint white. Paint them and let dry. Choose multiple sized pumpkins and gourds and attach them to the inside bottom of each lantern with hot glue to begin building a design. Add more pumpkins and gourds, and glue them to each other. Insert leaves and berries to accent pumpkins and fill in any empty spaces.




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Home & Garden RESOURCE DIRECTORY Visit us online at Custom Closets. Specializing in design, construction, and installation of custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobes and much more. Offering many finishes, accessories, and hardware. Call for free in-home design consultation and estimates.

Closets by Design

For over 20 years, Christmas Decor professional holiday decorators have been brightening the Holiday Season for tens of thousands of highly satisfied customers. Clients come to them for a professional, hassle-free experience, and enjoy brilliant results that give their property that special something for the holidays.

Christmas Decor 973-256-1259 |

Home Cleaning. European Touch Cleaners, LLC is a trusted name in residential and commercial cleaning as they consistently deliver value through quality service and premium products that meet or exceed customer expectations. All of this accentuates why they are a leading cleaning company in the Northern New Jersey area.

800-293-3744 | 201-964-9600

European Touch Cleaners, LLC

A full service company specializing in custom designed closets. They also offer kitchen & bath renovations, custom cabinetry, entertainment units, office systems & much more. Call them for a complimentary in-home consultation.

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

973-736-1935 |

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Montclair | 973-783-5788

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

Anderson Electric Verona | 973-857-4333 | Customer satisfaction is O’Hara Electric’s top priority. Since 1963, this family-owned and operated business has been providing superior electrical services for homes and businesses. Fully licensed and insured.

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc.

Maria Correa 973-731-2234 (Please call after 2pm)

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

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

Garage Doors. Skillman Doors is the leading garage door dealer and repair and service company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset county areas. A family-owned business established in 1945, widely known for expert garage door and opener repairs, and the highest quality garage door and garage door opener products. Offering outstanding service, courteous employees, and their honest and reliable customer service.

Skillman Doors, LLC 973-748-1110 | 908-879-2223 |

Garden Center. Brookside Garden Center has seasonal plants and shrubs to add beauty to your yard or garden as well as lovely bouquets and arrangements to help you celebrate the meaningful moments of your life. They specialize in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions.

Brookside Garden Center & Florist 551 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-748-0655

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Providing good home cleaning service at a fair price. Schedule a weekly or bi-weekly basis. A one-time cleaning service is available if you need your home cleaned for a special occasion. Reliable and responsible with over 25 years of experience. Excellent references upon request.

CBL Fine Art

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


Holiday Decorators.

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Providing a full range of custom services including window treatments, upholstery, bedding, headboards and slipcovers. Visit the retail store to shop the vast selection of in-stock decorative home furnishing fabric and trim. While there check out the extensive library of special order fabric books. Don’t miss the Annual October Sale and save 40% off all in-stock Fabric and Trim.

Fabric Factory Outlet 390 Fairfield Road, Gallo Mall, Fairfield | 973-439-0333 email: | A one-of-a-kind store which has the feeling of an old fashioned gift shop with all the trends of today. We are built around the art of giving, where gift giving is simplified. It is important to celebrate life’s events and special occasions which bring family & friends together! With all price points, you are sure to find that something special for all your gift giving needs!

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

Home Remodeling. In business since 1978, Carolan Contractors specializes in vinyl siding, roofing, replacement windows and doors. They can help you with many remodeling projects. Contact them to find out how they can help make your dreams come true. One call brings the owner to your home for a free consultation.

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

Carolan Contractors

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating

Showroom: 709 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ 07044 973-857-1555 |

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

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

Gargiulo Builders 973-428-9529 |

Home Furnishings. Visit this 200-year-old farmhouse filled with antiques and decorated in a “gypsy” mix of shabby chic, Bohemian and Moroccan motifs. Find Amish farm furniture, vintage textiles, architectural salvage and garden décor, as well as a wealth of decorating ideas and advice.

Gypsy Farm House 106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-239-9886

Home Repair. Providing the best service and resources to customers in essex and morris counties. Choose R&G for all your custom carpentry, roofing and siding needs. They provide a 50-year guarantee on all work with a system plus warranty. 0% financing available. Free estimates. Fully insured.

R&G Custom Carpentry 973-324-9461 |

Hot Tubs. Pelican Shops has what you need and want in hot tubs, above ground swimming pools & pool supplies, patio furniture, BBQ grills, watersport equipment including stand up paddle boards & kayaks, or gaming room items such a pool tables, ping pong tables & foosball tables. Pelican is the east coast’s premier supplier of ski & snowboard equipment and winter clothing & outerwear.

Pelican Shops 2980 Route 10, Morris Plains | 973-267-0964 |


Start saving today by maintaining or upgrading your HVAC equipment and purchasing your oil, natural gas or electricity through Supreme Energy. We are a certified Generac Generator Dealer and A+ rated by the BBB. Free estimates on all new equipment installations.

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 |

Interior Design. A premier interior design and home furnishings retail store offering interior design services and space planning from seven award winning interior designers and an interior architect. They design and build custom cabinetry and handcrafted tables.

British Home Emporium 91 Main Street Main Street, Madison | 973-443-0303 Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Creative Works 46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484 An award-winning Interior Design business located in Verona, the perfect source for all of your residential and light commercial interior design projects. Easy and fun to work with—they offer excellent design using the best in custom window treatments, custom furniture including upholstery and reupholstery, lighting, accessories, floorcovering, design services, space planning, color consultations, and much more.

Decorating Den Interiors 973-239-3004 | For nearly 25 years, Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC has provided discriminating clients with custom residential interiors designed to deliver lasting elegance and true livability. Installed in residences throughout the New York tri-state region and beyond, the full-service firm’s one-of-kind designs interpret each client’s unique vision with a sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

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. Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.

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Since 1945, Sub-Zero has pioneered the science of home refrigeration, developing products that keep food fresher longer. They helped revolutionize kitchen design too, with built-in and integrated refrigeration that opens up almost infinite layout and decor options. Wolf has an even longer heritage, with over 80 years of expertise originally acquired in commercial kitchens.

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

Boyette Kitchen & Baths 214 Montgomery St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1020

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

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 |

For over 20 years Showcase Kitchen & Bath has been known for not only their stunning kitchens and bathrooms but their ability to seamlessly perform all facets of home remodeling. The creative designs and quality craftsmanship continue to make them New Jersey’s Premier Remodeler. NJ Lic#13VH00056300, EPA Lead Safe Certificate #NAT–23584-1

Showcase Kitchen & Bath 438 Broad Street Bloomfield | 973-743-8722

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

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty

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

460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-1050

Specialized Home Services.

Anne Filkin Lamps & Shades

Montclair Handyman handles painting, plumbing, electric, carpentry, flooring and masonry. The job will be done right, the first time, every time.

328 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-228-9038

Montclair Handyman Montclair | 973-746-1002

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

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

Storage & Organization. At the newly opened Container Store in Livingston, find more than 11,000 ingenious storage and organization products in 16 lifestyle sections and all the expert advice you need to live organized. Find storage products for office, kitchen, closets, gift packaging, and more. Their personalized services include a gift registry system, store pickup straight to your car, in-home organization services, and free customized design services.

Container Store Martin O’Boyle Landscaping has been installing landscapes and hardscapes for nearly 40 years. O’Boyle and his crew listen to homeowner’s dreams and put together a plan to bring the dream to life. They design a landscape or garden that looks good now and will design a maintenance plan to ensure it looks good for years to come.

372 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping

APEX Marble and Tile was founded by Tom Tsatsaros in 1994. Tom has been living and breathing stone and tile since he was 11 years old, working under a Master Craftsman in Greece. His dreams, that have since come to fruition, were to develop an answer for all the stone and tile needs of homeowners and businesses alike.

551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820 From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. With their expertise, experience, and passion for excellence, they continue to design and create commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.

Sponzilli Landscape Group Inc. 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-1410

Gikas Painting helps protect and improve your most expensive asset, your home. Their services include interior and exterior painting, additions, construction and a full range of carpentry services, including flooring. They specialized in the restoration of Victorian homes.

Gikas Painting 100 Midland Ave, Montclair | 973-835-7775

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Apex Marble & Granite 998 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove | 973-857-3655 Apex Tile Gallery—120 Route 46 West Parsippany | 973-244-6366

Waste Removal.



Tile & Stone.

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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.

Champion Waste Removal 973-744-6766 |

It’s time to get organized! From chaotic closets and cluttered kitchens, to desktops in disarray and entryways that no longer make a statement – you can organize and prioritize absolutely everything with help from The Container Store. You’ll find 11,000 ingenious storage and organization products in 16 lifestyle sections and all the expert advice you need to live organized.

Grand Opening S AT U R D AY & S U N D AY, O C T O B E R 7 TH & 8 TH LIVINGSTON R O U T E 1 0 & E I S E N H O W E R P K W Y. Join us for our Grand Opening Weekend. We’ll give away prizes every hour on the hour, including a $1,000 elfa® Closet Makeover with Installation* and our in-home organization service, Contained Home®, on both days!

We’re proud to donate 10% of Grand Opening Weekend sales from our new store to the Zoological Society of New Jersey.



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JVS Job Seekers Monthly Seminar

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A presentation by Alex Freund on “ Body Language For Interview Success.” Understand the science behind body language. Compare good and bad examples. Explore unconscious communication miscues that could be sabotaging your interview. Learn how men and women communicate differently. Identify techniques that communicate confidence, trust, and that you are the right candidate for the position Free. Must register to attend: 9:30-11:30am. JCC, 901 Route 10 East Whippany. JVS Jewish Vocational Service, 973-674-6330 X214.

Are you a Woman going through a divorce, separation or grieving the death of a parent? It may feel like the floor underneath you is coming undone. Everything that you counted on or depended on is no longer there. Join, psychotherapist, Sue Waldman for her weekly, “Living, Loving and Learning” series with Guest Instructor, Emily Stulman Klein who both will inspire you to take the next “Leap” forward to creating the “Life of Your Dreams!”. Advance registration is required. 973)-857-HELP (4357)

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EPC will hold its monthly competition for club members with Gregory DeAngelis, NJFCC and Ridgewood Camera Club member, as the judge for the evening. Digital images in the categories of Nature and Pictorial for both beginning and advanced photographers will be shown. Members of the public are welcome to enjoy the images and learn from the critiques by DeAngelis. Free and open to the public. 7:30 -9:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 973-2395876.

Michael McDonald Performs For more than four decades Michael McDonald has been entertaining audiences with his distinctive and soulful voice. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt, St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

“Souper Bowl Contest” Chefs from local restaurants will make large pot or crockpot of their “best” soup and bring it to the Library to share with the community. Judges will sample the soups and select a winner and the audience will also sample the soups and vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Each chef will also serve on a panel discussing tips on making soup, how to make homemade stock, and talk about the soup they made. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Artfully carved pumpkins will be on display during the Harvest Season. Rain date: Saturday, October 21. Free admission. Entertainment and children’s activities. 6-9pm. Essex County Presby Memorial Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair.

41st Morristown Armory Craft Market About 150 gifted artists come from more than 25 states throughout the country to exhibit in this nationally acclaimed show. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Senior citizens receive $2 off. Thru Oct. 22. 5pm-9pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am5pm. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown.

Arts Council Event West Orange Arts Council Masquerade Party Fundraiser & Annual Members Show. Entry includes a door prize ticket, silent auction, entertaining music, food and drink, discounts on Gift Shop, WOAC Membership & more. Costume prizes. 7:30- 11pm. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange.

Outpost 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Featuring Marc Cohn and Valerie June with special guest Ellis Paul. 8pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Film Dicussion Filmmaker Erik Almquist will show his original horror film, The Watcher, followed by a discussion. 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973-226-8636. (continued on page 42)

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“Embrace Hope” Event Short Hills resident, Connie Dwyer, and the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation will host their annual Embrace Hope dinner dance and auction. This year’s auction includes tickets to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, Golf with Eli Manning, and a Super Bowl package. The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-985-9905. visit

“20/20” Art Exhibition As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Studio Montclair (SMI) presents the exhibit “20/20.” An opening reception will be held from 6-9pm. Runs though Dec. 15. Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth St., Montclair. 862-500-1447.

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The tale of a beautiful princess, an enchantment and a handsome prince comes to life on stage in this production . King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at the birth of their daughter, Aurora, that they throw the biggest party the kingdom has ever seen. When they forget to invite the land’s most powerful sorceress, Vestra, their happiness soon turns to grief. 2pm. Ages 4-10. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

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Board Chair and Co-Founder, Dr. James Morgan will speak about the impact of Lamp’s programs, providing quality, cost-effective medical care and humanitarian assistance to the community of Cité Soleil, a desperately poor community on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince; photographer Klaus Schnitzer’s photographs of The Lamp Health Center will be displayed; Oxygen Box Band, a funk, rock and reggae group, will perform; Egan and Sons will provide passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar will feature beer, wine and cocktails. The evening will also include a sale of Haitian art and jewelry, a silent auction, a Fund-theMission Paddle Raiser and a 50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing. 7:30-10:30pm.Montclair Art Museum, 3 S Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Strut Your Mutt Pet Costume Parade Rain date: October 22. Free Entry. Registration: 9:15am / Parade: 10am Essex County Brookdale Dog Park, Grove St., Montclair.

Parkinson’s Support Group This meeting is for for People with PD and or Care-partners. This month’s speaker is Movement Disorders Specialist Roger Kurlan, MD. 10am-Noon. Private Dining Room at Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Ave., Montclair. 973731-5011.

Affair of the Art Fundraiser A special fundraiser celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Studio Montclair. Featuring: captivating musical performance by electric violinist, Sarah Charness. Real-time art creation with speed painter, Tim Decker and auction of the three pieces painted. Sumptous food prepared by Tia’s Food of Love. Studio Montclair member art sale featuring 100 pieces of original art. Art-themed silent auction. Live auction of original art displayed on street banners. 7:30-11pm. 18 Label St., Montclair. . Studio Montclair Inc, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair.

Capture the Scarlet Knights Learn how to shoot the game in a brief seminar, gain on-field access during the pre-game warm-ups, and then settle into your premium, lower-level seats to watch and shoot the game. In addition to the above, you will get a VIP parking pass and have the opportunity to shoot on-field for the whole duration of the game with your Field pass. 10am. Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway Township. For more info call 973-377-2007.

Fall Festival Enjoy a bouncy house, face painter, and games. Food trucks will be on hand to purchase lunch. Come in costume and pick up trick or treat prizes. 11am-2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973226-8636.

Sciencetellers Class Learn about the science of fire & ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, “cool” dry ice and much more. Science fun for all ages. No registration required. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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The University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla (native string ensemble) will be presenting its 25th anniversary concert. The group will showcase the versatility of the rondalla – with repertoire ranging from traditional and contemporary music from the Philippines and other nations, light classical compositions to Broadway themes. 3pm. Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 732-317-3364. www.

Outdoor Adventures: Birds of Prey 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 selfguided activity on the property. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine. 10am -1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register: email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Sunday, October 22 “Hi”-drangea with Betsy Karetnick This class led by former Martha Stewart radio host Betsy Karetnick owner of The Portable Garden addresses the eternal sentiment: “I don’t have any luck with hydrangea”. Start outside by explaining how to grow and care for hydrangeas. Learn why sometimes the prettiest ones don’t bloom. This class will show how to work with grocery store hydrangeas that fail when you least expect it. 4pm – 6pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

Rick Springfield Performs Richard Lewis Springthorpe is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-7839500. www.wellmonttheatercom

Garden State Opera to Perform The Caldwell University Music Department will present the Garden State Opera performing “Francesca da Rimini” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and “The Marriage Counselor” by Francesco Santelli. The Caldwell University Chorale and the Masterwork Chorus Camerata will perform in the production sung in German and English and accompanied by full orchestra. Dancers from Manhattanville College and Montclair State University will perform under the direction of Lynne Needle and choreographer Allison Pagano. 4pm. Caldwell University, Student Center Auditorium, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Guided Birding Hikes for Adults The colorful leaves are the perfect backdrop to the many birds getting ready for the colder months. The leaves falling allow for better views of the birds in the trees. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens to see the many species of birds and animals that call Van Vleck home. Binoculars are optional, but would be helpful. 9-10 am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair To register: email or call 973-744-4752 ext 3

Zoo Explorers Programs These programs encourage family learning and foster early environmental awareness. We invite young children to discover the natural world through play, art, stories, and more. Ages 4 & 5 with no caregivers. 10am-Noon. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. For more info please contact Marguerite Hunt by email at or at 973-731-5800 x103.

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Guided Meditation Experience a powerful, relaxing, guided meditation outside in a beautiful Tuscany like garden setting. Reduce stress, relieve anxiety, stop obsessive thinking and improve your mood. Spiritual counseling and soul healing included. No experience necessary. Verona location. Advance registration is required. 973-857-HELP (4357)

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Musical Tribute Dean Martin musical tribute. 2pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973-2268636.

Wednesday, October 25 NCJW/Essex Opening Event National Council of Jewish Women Essex announces its 2017 Opening Event featuring teacher, author, and journalist Jenna Bush Hager, a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today. Her keynote address, “Celebrating Women Who Do Extraordinary Things,” will highlight how small change can make a large difference in a single person’s life. Boutique shopping, coffee and dessert are available from 6 - 7:30pm. Program begins 7:30pm. Registration required. Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Rd., Florham Park. 973-740-0588.






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Little Explorers Fall Nature Program This child-caregiver class uses stories, walks and crafts to develop an awareness and appreciation for science and nature for the child as well as the caregiver. Each week, a different nature or science topic is covered. Ages 4 & 5, 9:45-10:45am. Age 3, 1-2pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776 to book program.

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Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. Runs thru Nov. 5. Call or visit web for dates and titmes. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Fundraiser for Verona Park Conservancy Visit California Kitchen at the Willowbrook Mall and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated back to the Verona Park Conservancy. Purchases include dine-in, takeout, catering and all beverages. They are open for lunch and dinner 11am to 10pm. www.veronapark. org.

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Conversation with, Author, Denis Leary Actor/comedian Denis Leary will launch his new book, “Why We Don’t Suck,” with a humorously moderated discussion, followed by an audience Q&A. 7:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt, St., Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.

Adult Meditation 7pm. Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. To RSVP call 973-226-8636.

Friday, October 27 The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Performed by Aztec Two-Step Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the Folk-Rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four-plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. 8pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

Prayer for Peace Concert: The Power of One Voice Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and College of Communication and the Arts present this Prayer for Peace benefit concert, The Power of One Voice, celebrating peace messengers worldwide. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. www.

“Murder at the Horror Awards” Welcome to the Horror Awards, honoring legendary Horror Film Star Victor Balzak and the best in really bad, cheesy Horror Movies. Selected guests act out scenes from nominated Horror Films. Beware, it’s not all fun and games as a murder takes center stage. Join us for this spooktacular event, and help us solve a murder that rocks the entertainment world, right down to its funny bone. 7pm. BYOB (beer and wine only). Oakeside Mansion, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. 973-429-0960.

Metro West Speaker: Scott Krieger Shabbat service beginning at 8pm with speaker Scott Krieger, president of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. He is the immediate past president of the Jewish Community Foundation and a former United Jewish Appeal Campaign Chair. Event is free, please rsvp to the temple office, 973-2391321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 60 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove.

Saturday, October 28 Photowalk at the Bronx Zoo Join Michael Downey for a photowalk through the zoo, photographing animals as they exist in a simulated natural environment. Michael will show you techniques for making your image look as if the animals are in the wild, eliminating reflections, glare, and fencing in your shots. Please meet Michael at Bronx River Gate from Bronx River Parkway Parking. Registration includes admission to the zoo, the congo gorilla forest, and the butterfly garden. Children welcome. 10am2pm. Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx. Presented by Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

USATF-Grand Prix 5K & Fun-Fit Mile 9:15am, the 5K starts at Cedar Grove High School, goes through suburban streets on exclusively paved roadway with downhills to gather steam and uphills to challenge your skills, and finishes at the 50-yard line of CG High School’s beautiful new track. The Fun-Fit Mile -- 4 laps around the High School Track -- begins at 8:45am; participants may walk all or part of the mile. Non-run-or-walk supporters are encouraged to register as a walker and simply come, pick up your T-Shirt and cheer on participants as they cross the finish line. Hosted by Catherine of Siena Parish. Cedar Grove High School, 90 Rugby Rd., Cedar Grove. or HeritageFund@

Fall Foliage and Tree Identification Join NJ Audubon teacher/naturalist Dorothy Smullen for an illustrated talk on local trees and how to identify them. Dorothy will be supplying handouts and after the presentation, will lead a walk along the beautiful Fall trails at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary. 2-4:30pm. Register by Oct 26. NJ Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Sunday, October 29 Christopher Tucker Performs An American actor and stand-up comedian, he is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

Monday, October 30 Baby Fair

Is there a baby in your future? Whether you’re already pregnant or plan to become a parent someday, you are invited to this free community event for expectant and prospective parents and grandparents. Here’s your chance to talk with health care professionals about the childbirth experience, maternity choices or any other topics that are important to you. Join us for educational tables, drawings and tours of the hospital’s all private room maternity units. Free. 9am-1pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. Register at

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Halloween Treats Cooking Class Join chef Diane Marino and participate in cooking Halloween treats. Menu includes: Sweet and sassy bat wings, eyeball tacos, monster mash bark, fuzzy monster cake pops, graveyard cupcakes. 8-12 yrs. 1-3pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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African-American Jazz great Lionel Hampton popularized the vibraphone and played with the racially integrated Benny Goodman Quartet before becoming a successful bandleader in his own right. Born in 1908, he was a Jazz drummer before turning his attention to the vibraphone, and forming his own orchestra in 1940. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Saturday, November 4 Open Studios & Sales The Riker Hill Art Park is to feature a Fine & Decorative Art open studio and sale during the weekend. Also November 5. 11am-5pm. River Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston. Admission is free. For more information call 973-268-3500 or visit

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rigin Health & Fitness has a mission: inspire clients to achieve their fitness goals using proven techniques in an atmosphere built on positive energy. Owner Cisco Javier explains he created Origin for clients who are committed to high performance, vibrant health, athleticism, beauty and self-mastery. It’s a tall order, one Cisco and his staff are confident clients can achieve. Cisco designs fitness programs to help clients feel, look and perform better. “Our calling card is our coaching. We give clients the expert attention they deserve, whether it’s one-onone training, small group training or a class. We care about the results they achieve.” Workout plans are customized and clients are matched with a trainer based on their goals and fitness progress; private studio schedules for clients by appointment only. Origin offers private and small group training, group classes, weight loss and nutrition programs, and athletic performance enhancement. “We work with clients of all ages and all abilities. All of our programs are scalable, the common thread is commitment to our coaching,” states Cisco. Decades of training clients has led Cisco to a hybrid training style that imbues strength and conditioning with strong emotional and psychological components. “We coach physical and mental strength,” adds Cisco. “Top performers, business

leaders and CEO’s gain a deeper competitive edge, physically and psychologically, at Origin. Even in our youth bracket, we work with top athletes to build confidence and awareness. We have produced National Champions and are proud to call local leaders in business part of Origin’s family.” The studio’s offerings have been researched and are backed by science. Cisco has developed a results-oriented, gold standard of excellence that infuses training sessions and classes with the goal of burning maximum calories-during and after a sessionand maintaining muscle while shedding fat. “Our clients are busy, so we respect their time with efficient and proven programs,” states Cisco. “That’s also where customization becomes crucial, often, we move beyond standard strength and conditioning by adding elements such as martial arts into a session to increase engagement and discipline.” Cisco honed his knowledge of biomechanics at the JFKJohnson Rehab Institute. “The rehab background has helped tremendously in structuring our programs to reduce the risk of injury.” At Origin, Cisco and his staff recognize that “superior training yields superior results,” and they are excited to give their clients those results.

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

Balanced Body Acupuncture 792 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-304-1506

Children’s Fitness & Safety. Goldfish Swim School Livingston provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a state-of-the-art swimming facility designed to enhance learning, fun and safety with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), and a shiver-free 90-degree pool. Also offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Call or visit the website to pre-register for lessons.

Goldfish Swim School – Livingston 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-664-SWIM

Counselor. Sue Waldman, LPC, is a licensed Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor and Board Certified Personal and Executive Life Coach in private practice for over 23 years with specialty certifications in career, health, wellness, energy leadership, long distance counseling, clinical supervision, grief recovery, advanced Karuna Relaxation Reiki® and group counseling and published author. Sue’s passion is guiding people to deeply love who they are and the life they are living.

Sue Waldman, LPC 973-857-9090 | |

Day Spa. Providing stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Shop tor treasures and elegant gifts. Visit the spa to rejuvenate you during stressful times. We are all about wellbeing.

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

Bagoff Gamburg Dental Arts 405 Northfield Avenue, Suite 202, West Orange | 973-325-9000

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

D&G Dental 16 Park Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-0260 667 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange | 973-419-5256

From digital xrays, to CAD/CAM one day crowns, to laser dentistry, to 3D guided surgery for implants, there is almost nothing that Dr. Feldman doesn’t offer to make your dental treatment as comfortable, successful and cosmetic as possible.

Dr. Paul Feldman 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-669-0500 |

Dr. Joseph M. DalBon and his team provide high tech, laser, cosmetic and family dentistry in a relaxed, state-of-the-art atmosphere. Their dental practice stands above traditional dental practices by providing the most advanced dental procedures in a comfortable, family friendly office.

New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Joseph DalBon 1019 Bloomfield Ave, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424

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

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS 45 Smull Ave, Caldwell 973-521-7610

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-4289

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

Woodhouse Day Spa

The comfortable office environment allows you to relax as they take care of all your dental needs. Whether you need a cleaning, restorative treatment, or want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Greg Scheier and his staff are here to take care of you!

Scheier Dental Group 90 Millburn Avenue, Suite 105, Millburn 973-762-1110 |

56 S. Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488

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The Silverstrom Group is far from your ordinary dental practice. From the moment you set foot in their contemporary spa-like office, a group of friendly, highly trained professionals who truly care about you and your smile will be at your service. They welcome you to take a moment to meet their spectacular team.

The practice includes highly trained orthopedic doctors and surgeons specializing in spine, hip, knee, neck & shoulders, shoulder & elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist as well as sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint replacement, and physical therapy.

The Silverstrom Group

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580 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-992-3990

799 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 111, Verona | 973-689-6266 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn | 973-232-5034 246 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-689-6266

Medi Spa. 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.

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 73-559-5231

SlowBurn’s certified personal trainers specialize in a low-force, slow-motion strength training method so potent that you will improve your strength, flexibility and endurance without traditional aerobics or stretching. They guarantee it.

SlowBurn Personal Training Studios 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013


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

Block & Zuckerman Opticians 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647

Northfield Pharmacy, which has been in business for over 25 years, is unique because its caring, friendly staff, including Pharmacist-in-Charge Marvin Goldstein, build relationships with their customer. They provide personalized, professional, one-on-one service. Whether you’re stopping in to pick up a prescription, buy supplies, or find a unique gift, you can always expect to be met with great service and a smile.

Northfield Pharmacy 568 South Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-992-4050



GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL! Swim Schools provide families extraordinary results with their proven age-appropriate curriculum. Small group swim classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years old, provides a fun learning environment that will give you peace of mind. REGISTER TODAY! Goldfish Swim School — LIVINGSTON

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Physical Therapy.


JAG Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company which provides physical therapy care for general orthopedic, sports and soft tissue injuries, Workers’ Compensation cases, and Medicare patients. Our experienced, caring physical therapists, athletic trainers and exercise physiologists are invested in your full recovery.

JAG Physical Therapy 17 convenient locations throughout New Jersey and New York West Orange: 973-669-0078 |

Plastic Surgeon.

From services stemming from treatment for heel pain with the innovative EPAT “Shockwave” therapy, Laser treatment for fungal nails, Diabetic & Wound care, Sports Medicine, Foot Surgery, Orthotics, Children’s Feet, Digital X-rays on site and more, Foot Health Center, L.L.C. is equipped to handle all you and your families podiatric needs. With Board Certified Podiatrists on staff, Foot Health Center, LLC is here to help identify the source of your pain and recommend the best treatment for the best possible outcome.

Foot Health Center, LLC 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 204, West Orange | 973-731-1266

Senior Care.

Dr. Barry DiBernardo, Dr. Harry Haramis, and Dr. Maria Del Vecchio at New Jersey Plastic Surgery provide quality care with the best possible results. They specialize in anti-aging treatments. The center has been the premier plastic surgery practice in the greater Essex County area for the past 20 years.

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

New Jersey Plastic Surgery 29 Park Street, Montclair

Green Hill 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 866-533-1920

At the Plastic Surgery Group, the talented board-certified plastic surgeons—Drs. Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza and Barry S. Citron—offer breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation plastic surgery to help their patients look and feel their best.

Specialty Beauty Services. Lure Lash specializes in eye lash extensions as well as waxing and tinting. They use only the best products on their clients as their goal is to enhance their natural beauty. Located in Montclair, this beauty boutique offers many different services to fit all of your lash needs.

The Plastic Surgery Group 37 N Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 973-233-1933

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From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat


pooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead but don’t stop there. After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the healthy, immune-system supporting qualities of the lycopene leader among fresh produce. At 92 percent water, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, watermelon is a hydrating postart snack. Carving a creative design into a watermelon is a simple way to kick off the festivities and requires only a handful of common tools. Add a twinkling candle to make a fantastically frightful centerpiece. Or fill it with a fresh fruit salad or salsas for a more functional, practical approach.

Carving Tips

Choosing a Watermelon

• Prior to carving, read through all of the directions.

With a thick rind covering the fruit inside, you may wonder how to choose the best watermelon at the market. Here are some tips for picking the perfect one:

• Cuts are easiest when the watermelon is at room temperature. Once your handiwork is complete, chill the carving and contents before serving. • After drawing your design on the rind, insert toothpicks in key places to guide your cuts. • A sharp knife with a pointed tip makes the easiest, cleanest cuts.

Even if you’re planning on a hollowedout carving, keep the sweet juicy fruit and make it a healthy addition to your Halloween party menu with a recipe that puts to use all your carving leftovers. To take advantage of all a watermelon has to offer - outside of the fun carving - try Frosted, Frozen Watermelon Balls or Kids Watermelon Pizza Supreme. These fun, simple recipes make it easy to incorporate a healthy snack after all your hard work carving up a Halloween masterpiece.

• Remove excess flesh in large pieces, when possible, to allow for easier melon ball or cube creation. • Use round toothpicks or skewers to attach pieces to your design as flat toothpicks are not strong enough to bear the weight or stand up to the thickness of the rind.

• Look it over. Look for a round, oval or oblong shaped watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents. • Lift it up. The watermelon should be heavy for its size. On average, a 5-pound watermelon yields 15 cups of edible fruit. • Turn it over. The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun. —Family Features Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Kids Watermelon Pizza Supreme Servings: 6

Find more recipes, carving patterns and inspiration at

1 watermelon slice (8-10 inches around and 1-inch thick), drained

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup strawberry preserves

1 cup sweetened shredded coconuts

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup white chocolate chips Place watermelon slice on platter and cut into 6 wedges, leaving in shape of pizza. Spread preserves over watermelon and sprinkle chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts and coconut. 56

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Mummy Supplies and Tools: Oval or round seedless watermelon


Cutting board


Kitchen knife

Straight pin

Small bowl

Battery-operated candle or light

Dry erase marker Paring knife Melon baller, fluted or regular

Assorted peelers


Candy eyeballs or blueberries

Wash watermelon under cool running water and pat dry. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and use kitchen knife to cut off 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch from bottom (end opposite stem), being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind. Cut 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch from stem end to create opening large enough to fit small bowl. Using dry erase marker, draw eyes, nose and mouth, along with wavy slits around carving to let more light flow through. Use paring knife to cut out design, being sure to cut through to red fruit. Use fluted or regular melon baller to hollow out inside of watermelon. Use scoop to remove excess watermelon. Peel green rind off outside of watermelon. (Tip: Different peelers work well for different parts of the watermelon, depending on how flat or round the melon is.) Wrap thin strips of cheesecloth around mummy carving and secure with straight pin, if needed.

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Put battery-operated candle or light into carving. Fit small bowl into top of carving and trim away excess rind to make bowl fit securely. Fill bowl with melon balls and attach candy or blueberries to make eyes.

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

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

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.


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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

East Hanover Diner

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

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

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



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

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

La Famiglia Gourmet (formerly The Flying Meatballs)

10 NJ 10, East Hanover 973-884-8600 In addition to catering, prepared meals, a full service deli, panini, imported foods, products and services, they are proudly serving The Flying Meatballs. OD, NR, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

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



Aquila Pizza al Forno

Boon Thai Kitchen

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

21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Rare, The Steakhouse

Master Pizza

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

379 E Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-4500 41 Freeman Street, West Orange | 973-669-6777 This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more. (continued on page 60)



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We do not use any ready-made prepared foods.



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

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Restaurant Guide Thavma Mediterranean Grill

Whole Wheat Pizza

GlutenFree Pizza

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

Westminster Steakhouse

TAKE-OUT • DELIVERY • CATERING 379 E. Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-4500 41 Freeman Street, West Orange | 973-669-6777 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Friday-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun Noon-10pm

550 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, 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 Westminster Steakhouse is the quintessential steak house.


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38 Valley Road, Montclair 973-337-6669 David Gabbay, chef/owner of the original Bellissimo opened his Italian Restaurant in downtown Montclair. Featuring fine Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in an inviting, bright atmosphere. BYO, LP, MCC, $EXP, TO

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


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The Spot 104 Walnut Street, Montclair | 973-337-8922 A certified green restaurant offering American fusion cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, with flavors from around the world.

Tiny Elephant

Celebrating 33 Years! An incomparable dining experience for those whose standard is excellence.

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

Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods

Zeugma Mediterranean Grill

Now Offering On Site Dining

Handcrafted Bakery Items &Breads

The Home of The Flying Meatballs

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP 44 S Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 744-0074 | Zeugma Mediterranean Grill, offers a lunch and dinner menu featuring unique mediterranean dishes, kebabs, hot and cold mezzes, cheese plates, salads, sandwiches, and delectable desserts. They have a select list of wines available from Domenico Winery, and are available for private parties. Reservations and walk-ins welcome.

7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

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We’re So Much More Than Bagels!


FOR US! Whether you’re planning a corporate event or family gathering, let us cater your next holiday. Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up. Suburban Essex


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SHORT HILLS Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills | 973-4678882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

enjoy an appealing and delicious menu with house-made breads, small plates, charcuterie, flatbreads, salads, burgers, house-made pastas, entrées and late-night bar bites. Also offers a selection of house-made desserts.

Highlawn Pavilion

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

SOUTH ORANGE Above Restaurant 1 South Orange Avenue, South Orange | 973-7622683 Located steps from the train station, this is the perfect venue to share dinner or drinks with friends and family. Weekday Happy Hour 3-7pm, Sunday brunch, live entertainment Friday evenings. 199 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Seven-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

TOTOWA Robert’s Scratch Kitchen

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

The Manor

Turtle + The Wolf

40 Minnisink Road, Totowa | 973-638-1405 Their modern spacious dining room is finely detailed, cozy, and relaxing, with a trendy classic feel. Serving lunch and dinner with daily specials and offering a full Gluten-free menu. All meals are ready-made—the kitchen does not have a freezer. BYO, $MOD, LP, MCC

UPPER MONTCLAIR De Novo European Pub 275 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair | 973-893-5008 Styled after the family-oriented casual pubs of Europe,


A little bit of Thailand right in the heart of Montclair.

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

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


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

Oak Barrel 440 Main Street, West Orange | 973-243-0025 A casual, family restaurant offering American dishes.

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399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973.509.2110 |

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

Mon, Wed & Thurs 11am-10pm | Tues Closed | Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12pm-10pm

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


Suburban Essex

October 2017

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.

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

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

Now Open!

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.

David Gabbay, chef/owner of the original Bellissimo Restaurant invites you in for a special meal…

WHIPPANY Il Capriccio 633 Route 10 E, Whippany 973-884-9175 Chefs Antonio and Natale Grande use only the freshest ingredients for their regional Italian cuisine. Farm fresh organic, free-range meats and vegetables are grown on Antonio’s farm and served daily. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP

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


38 Valley Road, Montclair

973-337-6669 October 2017


The Best of Essex


Visit us online at Adult Instruction/Classes. Indulge your inner artist at A Sip of Art, which combines step-by-step painting with fun nights out. Bring a group for birthday parties, Girl Nights Out, corporate events, and more. A portion of the proceeds from every class goes to local charities.

A Sip of Art 235 Prospect Ave, West Orange Plaza, West Orange 973-255-6815 |

Auto Repair/Body Shop. Part Street Auto Service & Repair offers complete engine repair, tune ups, oil changes, brake service, shocks, struts, heat & AC service and more on all makes and models. NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility.

Park Street Auto 18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

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

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

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

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

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

Calandra’s Bakery

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

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

Children’s Classes. Essex Youth Theater is Montclair’s premiere acting school for kids for over 25 years. Our unique theater program lets every child shine. Custom-written scripts provide every child with an equal role. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun friendly atmosphere. And every class culminates in a full-scale musical production.

Essex Youth Theater In Residence at The Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303 | A seriously fun STEM learning center and birthday party venue in Montclair, NJ, L3 Academy capitalizes on a child’s natural curiosity about the world to think critically and solve problems. What’s better than learning through play?

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

Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC 117 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-992-7900 |

Pet Day Care/Boarding. K-9 Resorts has been voted #1 Pet Service by multiple New Jersey magazines. This doggie daycare is recommended by veterinarians in the area and pet owners trust K-9 Resorts to take care of their pets and provide a healthy and safe environment for them.

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387

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

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

Suburban Essex

With over 20 years of cumulative experience, Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC is a boutique law firm providing personalized and focused representation to clients. The firm offers outstanding legal representation in a wide range of practice areas.

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel

Day Care/PreSchool.



October 2017

Offering a clean, safe and sociable environment. Our client controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

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

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

Aquila Pizza Al Forno 7a Paterson Ave, Little Falls | 973-256-0050

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

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

Restaurant. Calandra’s Italian Village, affectionately know as the “Little Italy of New Jersey,” is a large Italian marketplace consisting of il Vecchio Cafe, a restaurant and cafe, La Taverna Bar & Lounge, Calandra’s Bakery of Caldwell, La Cantina, the Calandra’s family’s wine shop, an award-winning Market & Deli, and Gelateria with homemade gelato. For full details and menus, visit

Calandra’s Italian Village

It’s all about “La Famiglia!”– classic homestyle Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch, dinner & takeout. This cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. On & off premise catering available.

La Pastaria 327 Springfield Avenue, Summit | 908-522-9088

Tutoring Center. Estelle Finkel’s instructors are specialists in subject matter and grade level, from primary grades through college. Each teacher is hand-picked to match each student’s needs, accounting for academic level, personality and emotional make-up.

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning 125 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-994-4665

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

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

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-8889

Joseph’s Limousine Service People Movers Since 1990

Family Life-Cycle Events & Unique Portraits


1-800-321-JOES (5637)

3 Years in a Row!


FOR US! Suburban Essex

Lincoln MKT Limo

One of the region’s most well-loved photographers. Some 2017 dates still available.

Fall Specials Now Available to All Wineries in the Tri-State Area

24 HOUR SERVICE VIA CELL: 973-464-8498

EMAIL US FOR RESERVATIONS: **Please Also Inquire About Our Special Wedding Packages**


Special Tailgating Packages to all Giants and Jets Games in our Party Buses – Book Now!

Now offering online reservations: October 2017


Diamond Minds

The Confidence Factor 3 KEYS TO BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION By, Barry Farber

Barry Farber


on any challenge, the first thing I do is research, research on the product, the industry or the individual. The more I learn about the value and offering of what I’m taking on, the greater my confidence becomes. It builds strength in what I’m proposing. And if I can’t see the value in what I’m taking on, I won’t...and that can be the best decision of all.

aving a strong purpose with passion and belief behind what you’re doing allows you to move forward more efficiently. When we start doubting our abilities, and ourselves it begins to impact our performance. Some business owners and managers often ask me to include a portion of training on how to build their sales teams confidence. Maybe it’s because they are bombarded with lots of no’s and rejection, and the impact it has on their presentations. Anyone can benefit from building their confidence, but it has to be based on strong values and a belief system that brings benefits along with your actions. Some people feel a quiet confidence has more power because there is a calmness and comfort level in how they present themselves. If I had to look at three of the top keys to building and maintaining confidence they would include: • Continuous Learning. Learning something new always enhances your enthusiasm and drive. When I’m asked to look at someone’s invention, represent a company that wants to gain access to new industries or take

• Constant Action. We learn from our actions…we act from our learning. One without the other suffers; both together provide clarity and truth. No matter how much research we do or how much planning is involved, it is in the action where reality exists. The greatest accomplishments happen when someone takes action on something that they’re told cannot be done. The right action brings you closer to your goals and the confidence that something positive will come from it. • Selective Environment. Who you surround yourself with will have an immediate and long-term effect on your performance. In sports we tend to play up to or down to our competition.

Be careful whom you select as your mentors and advisors. You elevate your success when you choose your environment wisely. Sometimes the ones pulling us down are the ones closest to us. It can lead to some of the hardest decisions to make when choosing our environment. What you think about and whom you surround yourself with determines a large portion of your overall confidence. But with great confidence comes great caution. It is the ability to use your knowledge and skill at the right time. Over confidence and pride can lead to your downfall. We must avoid one of the greatest dangers of all…hubris.

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It is a result of something… Hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” -Roger Staubach

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

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Suburban Essex

October 2017

“Recycling removes unwanted materials from our waste stream and disposes of them in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling. I encourage everyone to participate in our fall collection and recycling days.” – JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Essex County Utilities Authority & Essex County Dept. of Public Works invite you to participate in our recycling and collection events Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:30am to 4pm Old Hospital Center 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove Materials being collected include pesticides and herbicides, paint thinners and solvents, oil-based paints and stains, chemistry sets, barbecue propane tanks, pool chemicals, automotive fluids such as antifreeze, motor oil and steering fluid, darkroom and photographic chemicals, lithium and NiCad batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, mercury and products containing mercury, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaning fluids, car batteries, home fire extinguishers, driveway sealer and aerosol spray paints. All containers must be five gallons or smaller or 10 pounds or lighter. Items not being collected include latex paint (which can be dried and disposed of with regular waste), unlabeled or unidentifiable materials, asbestos, regulated medical or infectious waste, commercial or industrial waste, empty containers, explosives, munitions, ordnance or highly reactive materials, household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V), smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Essex County Computer & Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9am to 3pm Old Hospital Center 125 Fairview Ave, Cedar Grove Items being accepted are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones. Not being accepted are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day & Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit

Essex County Paper Shredding Day Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9am to 1pm Essex County Public Works 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove Destroy important documents safely and securely. All shredded paper will be recycled. For information, call 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

These collection and recycling events are for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials.

See a complete list of events at:

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

IT’S A SCARY TIME FOR YOUR TEETH Those mouth watering candies can be monstrous! Call to make an appointment for a dental checkup.

Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

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

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