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By Warren Westura



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The stuffing, it has lots of flavor.

Cranberry. I’ve been eating it ever since I started eating food.

—Jerry Mortenson, Cedar Grove

—Donna Casciano, Caldwel





Yams. They are very sweet and I love them.

Mashed sweet potatoes with the pecans on the top.

—Autumn Jackson, Caldwell

—Paige Renard, Pine Brook









Candied sweet potatoes, because they are made with marshmellows.

My favorite would be the stuffing.

—Marti Yanofsky, North Caldwell

Butternut squash. I like the texture and it’s healthier than the sweet potato.

—William Pezzano, West Caldwell

I would have to say sweet potatoes. —Anna Fung, West Caldwell

—Stacey Anderson, Montclair


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INSIDE ESSEX Exciting News and Happenings in the Area



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INSIDE ESSEX NFL Alumni Association Presents $15K Donation to Give the Kids Hope Foundation

Caldwell University Celebrates New Status and 75th Anniversary


fter 75 years operating as Caldwell College, the institution became Caldwell University. On July 1, 2014 the university officially rolled out its new name and logo. President Nancy H. Blattner received official notification from the New Jersey secretary of higher education on December. 9, 2013, that the college’s petition to change its official name to Caldwell University had been approved.

Left to right, Ken Tilton, Bart Oates, Lee Saltz, Judith Schumacher-Tilton and Stephen Tilton


ormer NFL players Bart Oates and Lee Saltz presented a $15,000 check from the NY/NJ NFL Alumni Association to Give the Kids Hope Foundation, a 501C3 charitable organization that supports educational and recreational programs for underprivileged children in New Jersey. The donation was made on behalf of the Alumni Association’s charitable initiative, “Caring for Kids” that supports worthy nonprofits that help children; the funds were raised at the organization’s annual golf outing in July. Give the Kids Hope Foundation was founded by Judith Schumacher-Tilton and Stephen Tilton Jr. of the Tilton Automotive Group; the check was presented at Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville, one of the company’s two auto dealerships. “This alliance with the NFL Alumni NY/NJ chapter will help increase the public’s awareness of the great need that exists within our communities and help Give the Kids Hope Foundation bring our work to the next level,” said Schumacher-Tilton. “We are grateful to the players for their support of our mission and of the hundreds of kids who will ultimately benefit.” With her at the presentation were sons Ken Tilton and Stephen Tilton. To learn more about the NFL Alumni/NYNJ chapter and its work, visit

At the 75th anniversary academic convocation on September 19, Dr. Blattner paid tribute to foundress Mother Joseph Dunn and the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell. Caldwell owes special appreciation to the sisters, she said, “for it was from the fruits of their missionary labors and their love that Caldwell College was born and flourished.”

Caldwell University President Nancy H. Blattner and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks

Among the attendees was Rochelle Hendricks, secretary of higher education for the state of New Jersey, who said she was delighted to share in the “truly momentous and moving occasion.” “This is a place where values matter and preparation for leadership and service to the community, nation, world is as important as career preparation,” said Hendricks. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. For more information about Caldwell University, visit

March of Dimes Receives Award for Programs in Newark


he March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter received the 2014 Audrey Manley Program Leadership Award for their Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait� program in Newark, which is a March of Dimes chapter-led, community program aimed at reducing preterm birth in the African American community. It works in partnership between the March of Dimes, the health department, local clinics and hospitals, and the community and includes clinical and public health interventions, provider/ patient education, and community awareness. The program is at University Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Newark Community Health Centers. Amy Fairclough of Cedar Grove and Laura Fitzpatrick of Verona, accompanied by Ashley Howard from the March of Dimes, accepted the award from Dr. Jennifer Howse, March of Dimes President, on behalf of the New Jersey chapter. They participated together in the April 2014 Essex County March for Babies walk, the premier March of Dimes fundraising event, and their team raised $50,000. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes raises awareness about prematurity, the number one cause of infant mortality. For further information, visit

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n celebration of their tenth anniversary, the JSDD’s Wae Center (Wellness, Arts & Enrichment) has commissioned and created the Chairs of Inclusion program—10 Artists, 62 Collaborators, 1 Idea…A Seat at the Table for Everyone. The chairs represent objects of art that inspire people to change their perceptions about what individuals with disabilities can accomplish. To create the life-size chairs, professional New Jersey artists brought their concepts and materials to the Wae Center and worked alongside the Center’s artists—adults with developmental disabilities. These chairs are a testimony to the talents that oftentimes lay hidden in people with special needs. For more information about the project and the artists’ experiences visit At the Wae Center, members explore avenues for maximizing independence and achieving personal fulfillment through writing, painting, film, music, yoga and more. The Center is located at 270 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. For more information on the JSDD Wae Center call 973-272-7148 or visit

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Saturday, November 8 The National Acrobats of Peking In 1972, the Company visited the United States with 72 artists who were invited as guests to the White House by President Richard Nixon while on tour. As performing arts ambassadors, the Company played a key role in the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. More than forty years later, the Company has toured 500 cities in 70 countries. 8pm.

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Holly Berry Craft & Gift Show Gifts, ornaments, art, soaps, glass, handbags, handmade jewelry, quilts, knit items, children’s items and pottery. 10am-5pm also Nov. 2, 11am-4pm. Women’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-9138.

This stream-lined version of this epic pageant play, focuses on the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, climaxing in the birth of England’s future Queen Elizabeth. Directed by Paul Mullins. Runs thru Nov. 9. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

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Workshop “Putting Your Garden to Bed” with Rutgers Master Gardeners. 9-11am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621A-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Tales from The Arabian Nights

Three magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented in the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s new production of Tales from The Arabian Nights. 8pm also Nov. 2, 3pm. Free reservations required. Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield. 800-838-3006.

Lines In The Dust Production When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. Runs thru Nov. 9. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

Dr Sandler’s 9th Annual Candy Buy Back His Pompton Avenue dentistry practice, Verona Smiles, runs an annual buy-back event in which both patients and non-patients are invited to bring in their unopened candy. It is then boxed up along with other items such as toiletries, snacks and clothing, and ships them to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan in time for the holidays. 9am-1pm for more information visit the web. Dr. Sandler, 245 Pompton Ave., Verona. 973-857-1326

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Explore the Farm Enjoy an interpretive horse-drawn wagon ride while discovering the importance of sustainable farming. Learn about the methods, equipment, crops, and enterprises of Charles Foster’s farm in the early 1900s. 10:15am-Noon. Registration required. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.



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Gallery Exhibit: Exit Zero Enjoy a trip to Cape May through the gorgeous oil paintings of popular area artist Gerry Heydt and the nine participants of her annual Outdoor Landscape Painting workshop. 9am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326.-603.

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This Is New Jersey, 350 Years of Garden State History It was in 1664 that the Duke of York acquired this land located between the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean, and named it after the Isle of Jersey. The exhibit features photographs, maps and works of art from the special collection division. Runs thru Dec.20. The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., Newark. 973-733-7784.

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A psychedelic and whimsical journey through the music of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Plus, a second set featuring Primus hits. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

A Preview Of Verdi’s Nabucco Come enjoy highlights of Opera Theater of Montclair’s upcoming full-scale production of Verdi’s Nabucco. A fundraising concert to benefit OTM and Montclair Unico. 7pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-202-7849.

Peer Support Groups A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. Fee for each group is $45 (groups run for six sessions). November group is Young Widows. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud at this new imagining of the characters, the sharp-witted comedy and musical numbers, the steamy and fun scenes with the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises. 3 & 8pm. Also Nov. 2, 2 & 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Computer Classes for Women Computer training available to all women at all levels. Nov. classes: Intro to WORD, and Basic EXCEL. Call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

The Porchistas Perform The Porchistas have developed friendships with musicians throughout New Jersey that shape the identity of who they are as a band. They see music and art as community building endeavors. 8:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

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Holiday Fun for Kids in West Caldwell Enjoy holiday arts & crafts, baking, fun & games, music and more. We will be collecting new and gently used infant and toddler clothes and toys to donate to Essex County foster children. Pre-school thru 6th grade. Saturdays, Nov. thru Dec. Registration required. Nurture And I Will Grow. PH., West Caldwell. 201 452-0976.

“How to Meet & Marry Mr. Right” Marriage minded single women are invited to attend this transformational workshop with author of “The Fairy Godmother Formula,” B. Haywood. Create your personal blueprint for love & success. 9am1pm. Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Rd., Parsippany.

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Storm Large Performs

Acclaimed vocalist Storm Large, vocalist of Pink Martini, sings the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems and some of her own gorgeous originals all delivered with a fierce ­personal ­commitment.­ 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods A monster mash-up of two landmark musicals by Stephen Sondheim—“Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods”—performed by a wickedly talented cast that includes Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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New Jersey Ballet’s Season Opening Night, will explore the great sweep of human experience as told through the language of dance. Program includes Marietta’s Song, Macbeth, Shostakovich Suite, 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

World Origami Days Workshop Tristan Saidi, an eighth grader at Mt. Hebron, has been folding since he was eight years old. He has exhibited in the Origami USA New York Conventions of 20112014 and his origami has also decorated the Museum of Natural History Origami Tree for the past two years. He will be teaching basic origami to children of all skill levels. Registration required. Ages 9-12. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

The Morris Museum, in cooperation with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will celebrate this connection as it hosts Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum. Hometown Teams will be on view in Morristown through November 16. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Jay Black is an American singer, also known as “The Voice,” whose height of fame came in the 1960s. Hits include “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, and “This Magic Moment”. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Miriam Shankman, Tai Chi and Qigong teacher, provide a free one hour Qigong workshop. A combination of movement, meditation, and principals will be practiced and will be gentle, relaxing and rejuvenating. 10-11am. Lululemon Athletica, 520 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-509-0150.

Women’s Workshops November programs are: Supportive Grandparenting: Building Close Relationships with Grandchildren; Preparing for the Inevitable; and Letting Go of Anger.Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

NJSO: Lacombe Conducts Scheherazade When it comes to telling tales through music, Russian composers are unparalleled. The adventures of the lovelorn puppet Petrouchka spring vividly to life in Stravinsky’s colorful ballet score. 8pm. Also Nov. 2, 3pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Open House & Art Sale Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture and photography. Noon-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston. 973-533-9433.

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Marsalis “Well-Tempered” Performance

Renowned Grammy® Award–winning saxophonist and Tony®nominated composer Branford Marsalis joins the highly celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in Marsalis “Well-Tempered.” 3pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469.

Painting in Pastels Demonstration Judith Leds, signature member of Pastel Society of America demonstrates painting in pastels from a model. Public invited. Free. 2-4:30pm. Livingston Arts Association, Senior Community Center, 201 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.

“Flesh and the Devil” Movie Starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. The romance film that solidified Garbo’s superstardom and ignited the real life love affair between the film’s two stars. 2:30pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

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This rollicking musical review of VeggieTales’ greatest hits is sure to delight families as our Veggie friends learn to consider each other’s feelings and wishes, and how to be a good friend at all times. 1 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

More comedy from the other point of view. Special Guest: Mike Gaffney. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

Jewish Music and Film Lecture A presentation by Seth Saltzman on Al Jolson, “The Jazz Singer”. 7pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

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A celebration of classic pop tunes from the 70’s reimagined by this working trio. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551.

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Performs A live orchestral accompaniment to the 1926 silent movie, “Flesh and the Devil,” starring Greta Garbo, will be presented by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO). 3pm. Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

More than 150 crafters, artists, vendors and merchants will line both sides of Millburn Avenue. An international selection of foods will be presented as well as live music, inflatable rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, clowns and jugglers. The festival is sponsored by the Millburn/Short Hills, Chamber of Commerce. 10am-4pm. Millburn Ave, between Short Hills Ave. and Baltusrol Way. 908-654-1400. 973-379-1198.

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Portfolio Series: Reflections Studio Montclair Inc. (SMI) will host the artists’ opening reception for its exhibition Portfolio Series: Reflections. This exhibition showcases the work of five artists whose work depicts the theme “reflection.” Each artist explores the theme in a highly personal and subjective way, with no two artists using the same medium. Runs thru Nov. 28. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. www.montclairlibrary.

David Frey (United States Military Academy, West Point) discusses the critical role Jews played in the development of the sound film industry in Hungary during the 1930s, and how Hungarian authorities subsequently attempted to remove Jewish Hungarians from employment in the industry. 7pm. Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad St., Bloomfield. 973-655-4185.

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35 in 350: The Story of New Jersey exhibit, Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art exhibition and Tall Tales: Recent work by Yuji Hiratsuka. Free. Runs thru Dec.12. William Paterson University Galleries, Court Gallery, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

“An invisible thread” : the true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny. 1:302:30pm. West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Legendary singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie performs for an evening featuring his most beloved songs. Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia winning a wide, popular following. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

The Four Agreements Workshop

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Based on the book, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, this gathering will review four basic tenets of truth. Discard your selflimiting beliefs and start living with more joy and wonder. 8-9:15pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357.

Screening of “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh”

Adult Book Discussion

Yoga Class Bring your own mat. 9:30-10:45am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621A-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Tuesday, November 4 Lego Club Come build with Legos and make new friends. Lego Club for children in grades K-5. Meeting Room, West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

The benefits of meditation and yoga are well documented, including lowering stress, reducing anxiety and improving sleep. An emphasis on exploring different meditation techniques and yoga nidra will give you the tools to reenergize your body, mind and spirit. 7pm. Also Nov. 11 & 18. Schiff Nature Center, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

Louis Levine, independent museum consultant and lecturer, discusses the making of the film, Blessed is the Match, and his own research on poet Hannah Senesh’s ostensibly failed rescue mission to Hungary in November 1944. 7pm. University Hall, Room 1040, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-4185.

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The Livingston Arts Association provides adult and children’s art classes, adult and junior members shows, yearly exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and non-juried exhibits. Runs thru Jan.4. Free. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749.

I Pagliacci, concert version by Ruggero Leoncavallo conducted by Jason Tramm featuring the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra and the Seton Hall Chorus. 7pm. SOPAC,, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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From the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, to Japan and the Swiss Alps, we’ll leave fresh tracks on faces that have never seen skiing and snowboarding quite like this before. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Clara Maass Medical Center along with Belleville Officials Mayor Raymond Kimble and Township Council celebrate seniors with the Belleville Senior Health Fair. Health experts, education, giveaways, free screenings, free refreshments, diabetes expert will provide a lecture at 10:30am. 9am-Noon. Senior Building, 125 Franklin Ave., Belleville. 973-450-2997.

Organ Recital A 30-minute organ recital along with a brief tour of the cathedral following the recital. Wednesdays at Noon. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark. 973-484-2400.

“Great War” Documentary In commemoration of the World War I Centennial, Livingston Public Library will show the recent BBC documentary series on the “Great War.” Episode one and episode two of 37 Days will be shown. This 3-part series reveals the complex behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I. Part three will be shown in December. Free.7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Little Explorers Fall Nature Program Stories, walks and crafts for ages 4-5 accompanied by adults. Essex County Environmental Center, 621A-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

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Tai Chi A combination of movement, meditation, and principals will be practiced at this one hour workshop. Instructor Ms. Shankman is certified by both the National Qigong Association and the International Institute of Medical Qigong and is a Medical Qigong Therapist. Tai Chi is offered on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Walk-ins are welcome. No sign-up required. 10:30am. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Trinity Academy Open House Come learn why your child deserves a Trinity Academy education. Learn about its full-day kindergarten program, challenging academic curriculum, small class sizes, arts and sports programs, and more. Pre-K Grade 8. Trinity Academy, 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.


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“Sports and Action Photography” Program Robert Thomas, a local photographer with several years’ experience of photographing high school athletics, will be the featured presenter. If you want to know more about shooting sports and action be sure to attend this informative talk. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell, 973-736-1861.

“Best in Show” Dog Show In the exhibition, Cantor presents a series of artworks that takes small natural and manufactured objects and places them into the photography studio environment. The tiny objects, when viewed large, become something else. The sweet gum seed stems take on dancerly gestures, the bicycle chain links become industrial wrecks, the acorns mimic the softness of a body. 5-9pm exhibition opening and meet the artist. The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 695 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-744-5544.

This will be a day for “man’s best friend” to parade around the library. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best looking, and best trick. Must register for this fun event. 1:30-3pm. Call library for details. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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During these guided walks designed for families, stroll the wooded trails and discover the unique animals and plants found at Pyramid Mountain. All Ages. Pyramid Mountain, Mars Court and Boonton Ave., Montville, 973-334-3130.

Outreach Services Outreach Services – Representatives from the County Clerk’s Office will assist those interested in applying for passports and will also be on hand to administer notary oaths. Photos taken on site for a fee. No senior cards will be issued. Passport renewals if eligible. 5-7pm. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Family Storytime Share books, stories, finger-plays, rhymes and music with your children. This program is designed for newborns through five year-olds accompanied by a favorite adult. Children of all abilities welcome. Also Nov. 20. 11am. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave. Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair.

The magnificent Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary Summit is the home, for nearly 100 years, of the Dominican nuns who keep open their chapel doors—and their hearts and prayers—to provide comfort and hope, a place of reflection, for those of all denominations. This gala benefit will raise funds in support of these “angels of prayer” in the community. Summit resident Martha MacCallum, co-anchor of “America’s Newsroom” (FOX News Channel) will serve as the Gala Emcee. 6:3011pm. Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. 908- 273-3000.

Scouting Day Calling all Scouts-Wolves, Bear Cubs, Juniors and Brownies-this year is your chance to work on belts loops and pins with staff from the Essex County Environmental Center. Registration required. 10:30amNoon & 1-2:30pm.Also Nov. 7. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-876. (continued on page 20)

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Non-Essential History Lecture Learn the answers to many “non-essential,” but very interesting, historical facts with Dr. James Kane. His program, Non-Essential History, will enlighten the audience: why it’s called The Big Apple; what’s the origin of the Ivy League; what’s a square meal; and why is Notre Dame, with a French heritage, called The Fighting Irish? Free. 7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

NJSO: Classic Vienna: Mozart, Strauss

Viennese warmth and charm abound in this sparkling program. Johann Strauss Jr., “The Waltz King,” rubs elbows with Mozart, whose Piano Concerto No. 9 is a youthful masterpiece. Schubert’s Third Symphony overflows with melody—alternately playful, tender and profound. 1:30pm. Also Nov. 9, 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Friday, November 7 Shaping Sound

”In Created” by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Jefferson Starship—40th Anniversary Tour

Jefferson Starship, soar into their 40th year, carrying one of rock music’s greatest legacies and halcyon repertoires. 7:30pm. SOPAC,, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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O-Town is an American boy band formed from the first season of the MTV-produced reality television series Making The Band in 2000. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Come and experience calming and soothing techniques that will leave you feeling peaceful and tranquil. Please bring your own mat, water bottle and wear loose clothing. Thursdays. Free. 9am. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Friday, November 7

Mary Wilson of The Supremes Performs

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Also Nov. 8, 14 & 15. 8pm. The Union County PAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway. 732-499-8226.

Fall Farm Fest

It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history – The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, is looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.


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Help the farmers with chores, such as weighing the piglets and using the root cutter to chop vegetables. Discover why bees are important to our food supply. Use math skills to explore a historic Morristown map. Assist the cooks with their kitchen duties. Take a wagon ride, and then play a game to learn about Miss Foster’s cars and early transportation. Ages 7-11. 9am-4pm. Registration required. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-631-5343.

Wild Turkey Talk Wild turkeys are beautiful birds and native to North America. Come check out their feathers, hear their calls, learn the differences between a gobbler and hen and much more in an indoor presentation. Children will create a seasonal pine-cone turkey craft for the holiday table. Teacher Naturalist Dorothy Smullen. Registration required. 2pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Second City Does New Jersey: Paved In sketches, songs and its trademark improvisation, the legendary Second City troupe has written a handful of customized sketches that take aim at all things Jersey. From the Meadowlands to the Boardwalk, Second City will have you laughing all the way down the Shore. 8pm. Also Nov. 8, 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Full of energy and bursting with comedy and fun, this international hit features more than 80 all-time favorite hits. No instruments, no sound effects - just eight incredible, talented singercomedians. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Seafood Cooking Class Join Steven Capodicasa and participate in cooking a seafood dinner. Menu includes saffron and ginger steeped mussels with crusty garlic bread, baby greens with roasted fennel and citrus yogurt saffron dressing, individual crabmeat pot pies, baked cauliflower and 3 cheese bread topping, baked roma tomatoes with parmesan cheese crackle, homemade éclairs filled with orange whipped cream. 7-10pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Shorthills. 973-258-4009.

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“Murdered to Death” Production This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions assembles a cast of classic Christie characters guaranteed to delight. Get caught up in the side-splitting antics following the mysterious death of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet. Will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom or will audiences die laughing first? Runs thru Nov. 22. Call for dates and times. Studio Playhouse, 4 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752.


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Ralphie May Performs Since his debut on the very first season of “Last Comic Standing,” audiences just can’t get enough of this larger-than-life comedian. Ralphie May has a no nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with diverse audiences by pointing out society’s hypocrisies. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sunday, November 9 SHAKTI—A Dance & Music Spectacular An explosion of colors, energy, and culture. AMIT SHAH in his incomparable, mesmerizing and unique style presents, “SHAKTI”, embodying Share and Care Foundation’s mission of inspiring change empowering women, encompassing various aspects of Indian culture and the flair of Bollywood. An Evening that promises, a Breathtaking Delight of Joy and Compassion. 5:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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David Bromberg Big Band Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the folk and blues traditions. He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Milk & Cookies Seriesis A lively, interactive, and Free series featuring storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. Ages 3-8. Milk & Cookies invites young people to discover the joy of watching, listening, and interacting with the arts. The 6 events are offered once a month, on select Saturdays at 10am and 12pm. Free milk and cookies are distributed. Registration suggested. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

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Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza Come with Evan on his musical adventure, where everyone gets to be a kid. Get ready to shake, shine like a rainbow, reach up high like a tree, and “bubble” over with excitement. Evan’s interactive show will keep kids engaged from the start. 1pm. Registration required. Ages 3 to 8. Bellevue Avenue Branch Library, 185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-2468.

Shapes in the Sky Shapes in the Sky is a storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Livingston Symphony Orchestra Season Opener Guest conductor Louis Kosma leads the professional level Livingston Symphony Orchestra in its Season Opener featuring Metropolitan Opera Tenor Adam Laurence Herskowitz. Overture and popular arias from Wagner, Verdi and Leoncavallo, as well as Williams’ seldom heard, passionate “Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra” and Dvorak’s melodic Symphony No. 8.7:30pm. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809.

Photography: Beginning Digital A giant in the symphonic musical tradition, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn’s orchestra – presents an all-Mendelssohn program under the baton of the dynamic Riccardo Chailly, La Scala’s next Music Director. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.


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This three-day beginning workshop will cover basic digital camera controls and how they relate to lighting, getting the correct exposure, gettiing good color and composition. Also Nov. 15 & 22. 3:30-5:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-746-663.

Tour of the Planets

Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. In the Tour of the Planets series you’ll see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell. 3pm. Recommended ages 6 and older. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Container Vegetable Gardening

Offered by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County this presentation will introduce novice and experienced gardeners alike to the benefits of growing vegetables in containers. Topics will include container and soil selection, vegetables that thrive in containers, irrigation, fertilization, dealing with pests and using replanting techniques to increase yields. Pre-registration required. 10am-Noon. Walther House at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-228-2210.

Julie’s Party

Julie’s Party is a hot, funky new band featuring Iris Schaffer, Doug Hall, Mike Levine, Matt Hauser and Howie Finkel. 9pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

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Be among the first to hear opera stars of the future in a series of Sunday afternoon recitals by gifted performers trained or chosen by the Metropolitan Opera. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Thanksgiving with Family and Friends

Celebrated Children’s Author Judith Viorst Ms. Viorst’s appearance heralds the start of the largest Scholastic Book Fair in the country and the MKA Parents’ Association invites the entire community to the opening “Enter the Kingdom of Reading” spectacular event. Judith Viorst is author of the iconic Alexander and the “Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” In addition to Ms. Viorst’s appearance, thousands of the latest releases in child and adult titles will be available. 10am-4pm. MKA Middle School Auditorium, 201 Valley Rd., Montclair. 973-509-7997.

NJPAC’s new Brick City Jazz Orchestra, a collective of the most gifted high school jazz musicians in Greater Newark, kicks off the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival with special guest Paquito D’Rivera. The concert also opens this season’s Dorthaan’s Place series of Sunday jazz brunches. A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts served at 11am, with a set scheduled at 11:30. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Teen with adult. Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate in cooking Thanksgiving meal. Menu includesbutternut squash soup with frizzled shallots, turkey breast roulade, home made biscuits, home made mashed potatoes, quinoa and vegetable soufflé, pumpkin creme brûlée. 2-5pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Shorthills. 973-258-4009.

East River Chamber Ensemble Performs

The music performed will be primarily from the Dongbei and Hebei regions of China. The performance includes descriptions of instruments and musical practices. 4pm. Caldwell University Alumni Theatre, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3520. (continued on page 30)

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood Perform

The popular stars of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy as they take ideas from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Performance

Viennese warmth and charm abound in this sparkling program. Johann Strauss Jr., “The Waltz King,” rubs elbows with Mozart, whose Piano Concerto No. 9 is a youthful masterpiece. Schubert’s Third Symphony overflows with melody—alternately playful, tender, and profound. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

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Sunday, November 9 Danny Bhoy Performs A stand-out performer at comedy festivals worldwide, this young Scot – who kicks off his biggest tour of North America to date – has drawn sell-out crowds to hear his sharp-witted observations.7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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piece of jewelry is a beautiful symbol of life’s treasured moments and I love finding or designing the perfect items to commemorate the important milestones.” Michelle Gabriel believes in “everyday luxury” and after 20 years of experience in the jewelry business, Michelle has opened Jules Fine Jewelry to give customers just that. She truly loves working in this industry, which is why she decided to open Jules in 2011. Instead of just starting a new business and hoping for the best, Michelle devoted much of her time to researching brands, designers and trends to help her business start off successfully and grow quickly. All of her dedication and passion exudes from Jules’ beautiful showroom wherein every piece of jewelry is also a piece of art. The store caters to all types of customers, including those on a budget, with prices ranging from $25 to $25,000. Jules has everything that anyone could want in a jewelry store, from high-end costume jewelry to fine jewelry to engagement rings. Jules even carries breathtaking diamonds and gem pieces as well as watches of all kinds. The store offers many popular designers and keeps up with popular trends

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Chairs of Inclusion Exhibit The Chairs of Inclusion celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Wae (Wellness, Arts, Enrichment) Center, an alternative learning center in West Orange for people with developmental disabilities. Professional New Jersey artists collaborated with the Center’s memberartists to create imaginative chairs based on the theme of inclusion. Mon-Thurs : 9am-9pm, Fri and Sun 9am-6pm. Runs thru Dec. 17. JCC Metrowest, Gaelen Gallery East, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973530-3413.

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Juror Susan Tallman discusses contemporary printmaking and her selections for Ink, Press, Repeat: A National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition.11am2:30pm. William Paterson University Galleries, Court Gallery, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2654.

Ray Mantilla Performs

Barbara Pierson of White Flower Farm will share her tips and tricks for bringing spectacular blooms indoors for the holidays with bulbs, tropicals and even terrariums. Enjoy tea and view floral design and horticulture competition entries following the presentation. 1-3pm. United Way Building Auditorium, 60 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

Percussionist Ray Mantilla, a virtuoso who can be heard on more than 200 albums, stands among the most recognized jazz musicians in the international spotlight. Free. 7:30pm. Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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The Miracle Circle Do you believe in Angels? Have you experienced a Miracle? Join Life Coach, Sue Waldman, for an inspirational evening of sharing life-transforming stories, journal exercises, positive thinking and uplifting conversation. 8-9:15pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357.


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Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a one-of-a-kind musician and satirist who, despite being blind and half-paralyzed, did not relent. Free.7pm. Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Saxophonist, songwriter and bandleader Marcus Miller performs with his group, Wave Music, in a free lunchtime jazz concert at Gateway Center in Newark. Free. Noon. NJPAC, Gateway Office Complex, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. Www.Njpac.Org

Thanksgiving Trays Art Workshop Create a great Thanksgiving gift for your family. Part of the PeeWee Prodigies workshop program, ages 4-5. 3:45–5:15pm Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. Call 908-2739121.

Classic Movie Series The Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. November’s selection is the 1946 classic, NOTORIOUS, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains.7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Steve & Iqua Colson: 40 Years In The Moment! The dynamic jazz partnership of pianist Steve Colson and singer Iqua Colson is on full display when they jam with their all-star band at the Newark Museum as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival. Free. 7:30pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

“ABBA MANIA” Concert Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music and style of Abba in a respectful and enjoyable way, ABBA MANIA revives special memories of when ‘Abba’ ruled the airwaves. Their songs are timeless and will last forever. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Little Explorers Fall Nature Program Stories, walks and crafts for 2-year-olds accompanied by adults. 9:45-1-:30am. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-876.

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National Identity, Anti-Semitism, & Perceptions of the Holocaust Gyorgy Csepeli (Eotvos Lorand University) analyzes the role of group identification in contemporary Hungary in contributing to Anti-Semitism and intolerance toward other minorities like the Roma, and how these biases influence the way Hungarians view the Holocaust. 7pm. Bnai Keshet, 99 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-655-4185.

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Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.


Social Security Workshop Maximizing your Social Security Benefits Workshop with William Rainaldi - Topics to be covered will include: When to elect and how to maximize benefits. Reasons to wait until your full retirement age (age 66). Ways to collect a spousal benefit where none would otherwise be available.The advantage of filing to suspend benefits and/or having spousal benefits based solely on the other spouse’s work record. Comparing the value of spousal benefits and crossover year at Early (age 62), Full (age 66), and Delayed (age 70). And more. 6:30pm. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447. (continued on page 32)

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Lee Ann Womack Performs

In a world of faster, harder, louder, country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical: to be real. Strip it all away, get to the core of life, love and raw emotion. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

Food Craft: Thanksgiving Cookie Come by and make and enjoy a turkey cookie and a pilgrim hat cookie. Join the teens of Montclair as we make some delicious treats to enjoy. Registration required. Ages 12 and up. 4-5pm. Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company: The Legacy Project

Chair Yoga Class

You will perform yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation techniques from a chair. Bring your own mat. Also Nov. 20. 3-4pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-876.

Styx Performs

Vintage rock from the 1970s and 1980s that includes “Lady,” “Renegade,” and “Come Sail Away,” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Jazz and Soul

Jazz meets soul at the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival in an electrifying lineup of Grammy winners Fantasia and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire and one of today’s hottest jazz singers, José James, along with the Christian McBride Big Band and Jazzmeia Horn. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Headed up by vocalist-guitarist Ilsa Rodriguez, this pick-up band, comprised of some of Montclair’s finest talent, plays regularly in local venues. 9-Midnight. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

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Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy that joins us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of the Holocaust and its unspeakable devastation, hope inspires the journey to a land that promises new beginnings. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Friday, November 14 All-State Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir

This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC’s Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young jazz musicians and vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Chris Botti Performs Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (“Emmanuel,” “When I Fall in Love”) has established himself as one of the leading innovators of the contemporary music and jazz worlds. He has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist, with four No. 1 jazz albums and he won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for his latest release, Impressions. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Paul Anka Performs The legendary Paul Anka performs timeless favorites and signature hits such as “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Get the Led Out Performs “The American Led Zeppelin” Defying nature with miracles of balance, grace and agility, the acrobats flawlessly present an unforgettable, adrenaline-charged performance infused with gripping circus skills, beautiful costumes, and thrilling choreography. 8pm. Nov. 15, 2 & 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage for a live experience like you’ve never heard before. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. (continued on page 34)



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Ann Taylor will lead a two-day workshop on the techniques of watercolor pouring for a more luminous, spontaneous and fluid effect in your work. Also Nov. 16. At the Village Studio Workshop, the Village Mall Eisenhower Pkwy & Rt. 10 Circle, Livingston. 973-239-6074.

The Hey Honeys Perform The Hey Honeys, Montclair, NJ’s original alt-rockers, are ready to set the music world on fire with their debut CD, “Throwing Quarters into Fountains”, with super catchy tunes with equal parts attitude and mojo. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

Downtime with Disney Come hang out at the library on the 3rd Saturday of the month for a presentation of your favorite Disney films!. No registration required, all ages welcome. 2-4pm. Meeting Room, West Orange Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway showstopper classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. 8pm. SOPAC,, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

The Peck School Open House

With a century-old reputation for academic excellence, The Peck School is enrolling elementary and middle school students in grades K-8. Find bright beginnings in our Lower School (Grades K-4) and a tradition of leadership in our Upper School (Grades 5-8). 9-11am. The Peck School, 247 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8660. www.peckschool

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If you are new to jazz, this event gives you an opportunity to learn from the masters about how to listen to jazz, how to sing the blues, the art of improvisation and what makes Latin Jazz Latin. For children and families. Free. 11am. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Centennial Celebration The highlight of the Nutley Public Library’s centennial year will be “An Evening at the Library – Our Centennial Celebration.” Food will come in many varieties, from a large Harvest table where attendees can help themselves to a variety of gourmet foods, carving, pasta and shrimp stations to several tasty pass-arounds. 7-10:30pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. 973-667-0405.

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Michael Franks with Raul Midón Sensual singer Michael Franks and singer-guitarist Raul Midón meet on stage in a gentle and witty celebration of romance as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival. 5 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Dr. Sandor Szabo, director, will present Mozart’s “Requiem” and Bach’s “Magnificat”. 8pm. Immaculate Conception Church, 30 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair 973-7833837.

Year with Frog and Toad Lobel’s beloved A characters hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical musical that follows two best friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four, fun-filled seasons. Also Nov. 16. 11am & 2:30pm. Eisenhower Corporate Center, 290 West Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-7430976.

Witness the incredible journey of a young girl who works to meet the demands of a quirky piglet after eating pancakes. Their adventure is just beginning as they must take a bubble bath, tap dance, take a photo, mail a letter, build and decorate a tree house, and of course, go back for more pancakes. 11am. Centenary Stage Company, Little Theater, 715 Grand Ave. , Hackettstown. 908-979 – 0900.

Tricky tray, raffles and food will be available at the event. Quality crafts including, pottery, hand-knit and crocheted items along with gold, silver, crystal and gemstone jewelry, country and holiday crafts, crystal Christmas trees and home made chocolate candy will be sold at the fair. Proceeds from the show will benefit student scholarships and university activities. Free. 10am5:30pm. The Friends of Caldwell University, Caldwell University, Student Center, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2885. (continued on page 36)

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Birds In Your Backyard A family program to learn the exciting birds you could find in your yard if you set up bird feeders or if you don’t. Discover when the birds appear, how common they are and when they will depart. 3-3:45pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville, 908-766-5787

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Watercolor Workshop

Jim Minet will present a 4 hour water color workshop, using Sennelier Watercolors - Fabriano Paper & Raphael Brushes. Seats are limited and pre-registration suggested.11am-4pm with a one hour lunch break. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Mall, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Turkey Time Cooking Class

Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking an easy thanksgiving dinner. Menu includes turkey apple casserole; pumpkin pudding pie; cranberry orange salad; sparkling apple cherry cider. Ages 3-5 w/adult. 10-11:30am. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Shorthills. 973-258-4009.


Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy

Gary Walker of WBGO Jazz88.3 FM moderates Jazz City: Newark’s Jazz Legacy, a forum featuring a distinguished panel of musicians and writers discussing Brick City’s continuing influence on jazz. Co-presented by the Institute of Jazz Studies Rutgers-Newark. Free. 2pm. Rutgers-Newark, Dana Library, 185 University Ave., Newark. 973-297-5828.

International Games Day This year marks the 7th annual year of International Games Day (IGD14). Be encouraged to interact with various groups of their peers, share their expertise with each other, and possibly learn how to play a new game. There will be various board games, Wii games, Minute to Win It Challenges, as well as other surprises. No registration required. All ages welcome. 3-5pm. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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The Okee Dokee Brothers put their passion for the natural world at the heart of their music, using their outdoor adventures—hiking the Appalachian Trail, exploring the Rocky Mountains, and canoeing down the mighty Mississippi River—as Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. 732-545-8100.

Special Guest: Kevin Israel. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

Classic Rockn’ Roll The Kootz will present a concert featuring classic rock hits by The Beatles, Chicago, and the Doors. 2pm. Free. West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 97-226-5441.

Hearth Cooking Class: Cook Like a Pilgrim

An ever-evolving jazz singer extraordinaire, Vanessa Rubin performs honeyed ballads and up tempo swing with her trio at the Sunday brunch series Dorthaan’s Place. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Carolina Capehart, open-hearth cook extraordinaire, leads this 5-hour hands on cooking class designed to teach basic skills for cooking over an open hearth. Learn how our ancestors prepared their food using traditional tools and techniques. Sign up early, as class size is limited to 8 people. Noon -5pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Cooking Demonstration: Buche de Noel Join Chef and Horticultural Program Specialist Cynthia Triolo and learn the techniques for making this traditional yule log for all your guests to enjoy in this cooking demonstration. Filled with a chestnut buttercream, finished in chocolate and decorated with marzipan holly leaves and mushrooms, it is the quintessential holiday dessert. Register by November 10. 1-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7600.

Signs of the Past and Their Stories Presented by Philip Jaeger The program depicts signs of the past that still exist, though some have been hidden by modern day life. Also included in the program are buildings and other relics that were changed or revealed when modern-day projects disturbed their resting place resulting in a new glimpse into the past. 2-3pm. Israel Crane House, Lower Level, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair.

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Rainbow Magic Live

The beloved children’s books from Rainbow Magic™ come to life in this new musical production. Follow best friends Rachel and Kirsty as they help their fairy friends while having lots of fun along the way. Ages 4-10. 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Following an extensive international talent search, NJPAC will host performances by the five finalists in the third annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and Sassy Award, founded in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon. 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Day Observance

Experience 1918 Thanksgiving preparations, help with hands-on farm chores, take a wagon ride around the farm, and much more. At 2 p.m., enjoy a special choral tribute to our veterans by the Picatinny Chorus.Noon-4pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Rachelle Ferrel Performs

Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell’s potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

The Life and Music of Marvin Hamlisch

A Jewish Composer Lecture by Seth Saltzman at B’nai Shalom. 7pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 207.

All-State Orchestra and SATB Chorus. This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC’s Arts Education Department and the New Jersey Music Educators Association, brings together some of the very best young vocalists from across the state for a dynamic group performance. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Monday, November 17 Meditation Night for Women

Join Life Coach and Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman, and experience how she uses guided visualization, chimes and aromatherapy to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your well being. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357.

Montclair Makes It: CoderDojo! Kids and teens will learn from volunteer mentors how to code, create websites, apps, programs and more. This month’s focus is Python code. CoderDojo makes learning to code a fun group experience and emphasizes the value of open source and free software. CoderDojo began as an informal programming club in an Irish high school, and has since grown into a global movement with more than 100 local groups in countries around the world. Grades 3-5. Registration required. 6-7:30pm. Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

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Parents and caregivers sing nursery rhymes together with their little ones. Songs, language activities, and board books will be introduced during each session. Children of all abilities welcome. Newborns-23 mos. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

Tuesday, November 18

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The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums. The Grammy®-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, MI. Within a year America was listening in on popular radio shows throughout the country to hear what would become The Swingingest Band In All The Land. 7:30pm. SOPAC,, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.


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The images presented by Nick Palmieri will prove his theory that seeing the world in black and white can improve overall photography skills. 7:30pm. Livingston Camera Club, Livingston Senior/Community Center, 201 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-835-6745.

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Family Science Day: Remarkable Rocks There’s more to rocks than you may imagine. Learn about rocks while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make rockin’ discoveries. 1-4pm. Pyramid Mountain, Mars Court and Boonton Ave., Montville, 973-334-3130.

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Wednesday, November 19 Teen Game Night Hangout and play a board game, bring your DS or come play against other West Orange teens on the big screen wii. No registration required. Grades 6-12. West Orange Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

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Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates the original song-for-song performance set lists for Deadheads young and old. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Young Adult Librarian, Justin Kontonicolaou wants to know what you are reading. Enjoy another interactive book club where you will watch book trailers of new and upcoming YA books. Teens are welcome to bring in titles of books they would recommend to others. Discussions will be followed by a tasty bite to eat. Ages 12 and up. Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair.973-744-0500 ext. 2236. www.

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Toddler Time Explore language and numbers through stories and songs. Picture books, flannel board stories and nursery rhymes are used to introduce the wonder of books. Children of all abilities welcome. Twoyear-olds. Also Nov. 26. 10a;30 & 11:30am. Montclair Public Library, 3rd floor, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 ext. 2236.

YA Book Club: Knights of the Round Table



Thanksgiving Craft A Thanksgiving craft will be offered for children by Librarian, Miss Natalie.Children of all ages are welcome to this fun event. 3:30pm. The Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Guy—whose sound blends the traditions of classic Chicago blues with the flash and energy of rock and roll—is one of the world’s leading bluesmen with a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums and six Grammy® Awards. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

Jazz and Percussion Concert Performances by Caldwell University students. Caldwell University Student Center Auditorium, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-618-3587.

Disney on Ice presents Frozen

Join Anna and friends on their remarkable journey. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs. 7pm. Runs thru Nov. 23. Call for dates and times. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-757-6600. www.prucenter

Thursday, November 20 NJ Speakers Series: Steve Wozniak

Called one of “Silicon Valley’s most creative engineers,” Steve Wozniak single-handedly invented the early Apple computers, contributing significantly to the microcomputer revolution that followed. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Essex Photo Club Competition Judging prints, slides and digital images in the categories of nature and pictorial for both beginner and advanced photography will be Paul Boyer. Mr. Boyer, a nature photographer, and a member of the Morris Photo Club and a NJFCC judge.Only club members may submit images, but the public is invited to attend.7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 973-736-1861.

Conservancy Meeting Monthly meeting of the Verona Park Conservancy, a volunteer organization working with Essex County to improve and maintain Verona Park. All are welcome. 7:30pm. Activity room of the Boathouse , Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves.

Dancing Pros Live

The world’s finest dancers will battle it out on stage in Dancing Pros: Live, and the audience will choose the winner. Starring Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska, and Chelsie Hightower, from Dancing with the Stars and Benji Schwimmer and Ryan Di Lello from “So You Think You Can Dance,” this unforgettable live dancing competition is hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show Growing Pains. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone scored over 20 top 40 hits, such as “There’s a Kind of Hush” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.” The Buckinghams are known for such pop classics as “Kind of a Drag,” and “Don’t You Care.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Social Security Production This Broadway comedy is about Barbara and David Kahn, a couple of Upper East Side art dealers, Trudy and Martin Heyman, Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister and her uptight CPA husband, and their archetypical Jewish mother, Sophie. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is David & Barbara’s best client! Runs thru Dec. 7. Call for dates and times. The Main Stage, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

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eith Ballentine, licensed electrician and owner of KB Electric responds to questions from local homeowners who asked about vintage wiring, old circuit breaker boxes and how to save money on their electric bill.

I have an old house with knob and tube wiring. This is my first experience with this old type of electrical wiring and I wonder if I should be concerned about it. I like to equate knob and tube wiring to a Model T automobile. This means that as long as you care for your wiring as you would an antique Model T car, you will be fine. If you are not able to “baby” your wiring, then you should consider bringing your wiring into the twenty-first century. It is important to know that some insurance companies will no longer insure a home with knob and tube wiring, which can be a problem for new homeowners. Typically, the insurance company will offer the applicant a grace period during which they can have their house rewired. If you want to upgrade your electrical service to meet your increased needs, a good time to install new wiring is when you are either taking on a major renovation or repainting the interior of your home. Rewiring your house can be an expensive proposition. Rewiring expenses depend on the size and complexity of the project but in most cases, it costs between $150 and $250 for each outlet, switch or light. An advantage of upgrading your electrical service is that you can sleep at night knowing that the new wiring in your house will keep you safe from an electrical fire.

I was recently working in my basement when I noticed that my house has a Federal Pacific circuit breaker box. I am not familiar with this brand and I am wondering if I should change it. In addition, how much will it cost if I decide to upgrade the box? During the mid-1900s, many electricians installed Federal Pacific circuit breaker boxes, but the company has since gone out of business. Many insurance companies consider Federal Pacific too great a risk to insure. Every time I run across a Federal Pacific box, I strongly suggest the homeowners replace it with upgraded

Keith Ballentine, owner of KB Electric

amperage. In most cases, the cost to replace a circuit breaker box and keep it at 100 amps ranges from $1000 to $1200. To upgrade a breaker box to 200 amps, which is what most homes require, the cost can run from $2000 to $2500.

Last month’s electric bill was at a new all-time high. I need to reduce my electrical costs but I do not want to change my lifestyle. How can I save money on my electric bill? First, try to reduce your electrical consumption. One tip is to install motion sensors, which turn on lights only when you need them. Motion sensors on the outside of your home come on at night and offer security and convenience. Some homeowners have even put motion sensors inside their homes in hallways, closets and entryways. Homeowners can also install compact florescent bulbs, which work well for fixtures that are on for an extended length of time. Second, take advantage of new regulations that allow energy providers to bid for your account. You may wish to choose an established alternative energy company or you may consider looking into a company that analyzes your bill and puts it out for auction. Either way, you are likely to see a nice reduction in your electric bill. For further help, contact KB Electric at 973-744-6201 or

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Friday, November 21 A Conversation with Stephen Colbert & Steve Carell It’s a reunion of the “Stevphens!” Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert hosts a conversation with actor Steve Carell, his longtime friend and fellow Daily Show alum, in the annual celebrity fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. (continued from page 41)

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Wings Cancer Group For Women Presents: The Healing Kitchen WINGS(Women Inspiring ,nurturing, giving strength and support) Facilitator: Sally Owens. Sally has been innovative in the kitchen-not always by choice due to dairy allergy-but when she went vegan she quickly learned it was her entire lifestyle that was transformed, not merely her diet. 7-9pm. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-400-9529.

Friday, November 21 Air Supply Perform Graham Russell’s powerful lyrics combined with Russell Hitchcock’s unique voice, and a vast supply of hits including, “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” “Goodbye,” “Lost in Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “All Out of Love,” have branded Air Supply a household name in the world of soft rock and pop music. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

The Weight Celebrating the Music of Levon Helm and The Band

Each year, Lisa Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original paintings consisting of impressionistic-style landscapes, still lifes and florals in various sizes and subject matter. Lisa Palombo’s annual Holiday Open Studio offers light refreshments. Children are welcome. Noon-5pm. Also Nov. 22 & 23. Lisa Palombo Studios is hosting a special VIP NIGHT! November 21st only from 7-9pm. RSVP at Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

Dancing Pros Live IFor the first time together on stage, see professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for your vote using electronic voting remotes attached to every seat, 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Saturday, November 22 SalsaPalooza ISongs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And The Weight, a five-piece ensemble, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. 8pm. SOPAC,, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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You’ll leap to your feet when NJPAC hosts this explosive performance by multi-Grammy-nominated trombonist and composer Willie Colón, appearing with singer and musician Ismael Miranda, aka “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa,” salsa romántica singer Eddie Santiago, and special guests. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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Holiday Swag Workshop Got swag? You will after Sue and Steve George get through with you. Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of the Georges, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township. All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation. 10am-Noon. Frelinghuysen Aboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

Jackie Evancho’s first performance on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 left audiences astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. Now 14, the best-selling classical crossover artist continues to impress and inspire, whether performing Puccini or pop. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

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Adult Sushi Cooking Class

Join chef Hideyo Yamada and participate in creating delicious sushi. Menu includes perfect white rice; perfect brown rice using a pressure cooker; colorful sushi rice; how to cut fillet of fish for sushi; nigiri sushi with sliced fish; regular roll; colorful inside out vegan roll; tuna roll; dragon roll (avocado on top of the roll); grapefruit sorbet. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Shorthills. 973-258-4009.

for children up to 18 years & those with special needs

IA highly amusing and moving musical about Danny, a boy who absolutely cannot stand to eat peas! When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, Danny is ready to make a deal. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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The Challenges of


While the conditions and circumstances may vary, more than 65 million Americans—29% of the population, accounting for 31% of U.S. households—are family caregivers. According to one study, family caregivers average 20 hours of care weekly, usually for four or more years. Two-thirds are women between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, caring for a relative, often a parent, who is elderly, frail, disabled and/or chronically ill. With longevity steadily increasing, the caregiver burden is certain to rise and last much longer than it did just a decade or two ago.


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ovember is National Caregivers Month, which shines a spotlight on the enormous responsibilities and inherent tolls involved in caring for a loved one. While most family care giving takes place in the home, these duties and stresses can have a substantial impact on the entire family. Family care giving can lead to a lack of privacy for all family members, particularly the primary caregiver. This can also be true in cases where the person being cared for suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and is no longer able to respect boundaries. The almost roundthe-clock care also can interfere with normal family routines. Additionally, managing matters like incontinence, falls, wandering and irrational behavior, along with administering medications and helping with daily hygiene, can prove overwhelming.

Fortunately, there are ways to make the process easier on all who are involved. There are also resources to give everyone in the family welcome and necessary time off. To address those privacy issues, for example, try providing your loved one with his/her own space, a television, a bed and a comfortable chair. Install alarms to alert you when the person being cared for attempts to wander outside the home, and put up railings and bars to help prevent falls. You can arrange for a caseworker to visit and recommend other modifications and equipment that could be helpful. You also can inquire about Medicare home health benefits that can cover some of the costs. In general, keep track of all medications to avoid mistakes that can lead to re-hospitalization, make sure medical history is up to date and legal documents are in order, and always speak with your loved one’s phy-

sician about any concerns or questions you may have. Perhaps most importantly, take care of yourself. Family caregivers often put their own wellness “on the back burner” as they see to the needs of others. Care giving is difficult work that can cause you to become physically rundown, mentally exhausted and even ill yourself. Ask for assistance from friends and family, and seek out self-help tools and educational guidance from community agencies. Also, join a support group where you can connect with other caregivers who can truly empathize and share stories and ideas. And if you find yourself slipping into a depression—a common risk for those caring for a loved one with dementia— go see a counselor. Still other options for support include: • Respite care, which enables you to take breaks (from just a few hours

to several weeks or months) to meet other responsibilities or get away for a bit while feeling secure that your relative is receiving the necessary attention. • Adult daycare, which allows your loved one to spend the day supervised at a specially equipped facility. Services may include medication administration and transport to medical appointments. • In-home care, which offers a range of services provided by trained caregivers who can help you with things like hygiene, mobility, light housework and meal preparation, socialization and transportation. • Social workers, who can assist you in accessing a variety of helpful resources.

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Sunday, November 23

The Fab Faux Perform

New Jersey Youth Symphony

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House A National Blue Ribbon School celebrating 90 years in the community with compassion, character and values. Preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-8. Private tours available. 1:15-3:15pm. Our Lady of the Lake School, 26 Lakeside Ave., Verona. 973-239-1160. www.MYOLL.ORG

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Witness the talent, energy and passion of 400 of the State’s young musicians as students from all 13 of the ensembles comprising the New Jersey Youth Symphony perform. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The Fab Faux returns with Hogshead Horns and Crème Tangerine Strings, as they perform “The Beatles-The White Album” in its entirety! Fun for the whole family. 8pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

Volunteer Day

Béla Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider

The Blind Boys of Alabama are touring in support of their most recent album, “I’ll Find a Way,” produced by Justin Vernon. A unique collaboration between one of popular music’s longest-running acts and one of its fastest-rising stars, it is a powerful collection of gospel and spiritual songs new and old. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange 973-275-1114.

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for All Strings Attached, an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Free Family Day at Montclair Museum of Art Participate in a day of exploration with many dynamic museum-wide art activities. 1-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

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Mary Poppins Screening The Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, released in 1964. Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and others bring P.L. Travers’ characters to life in this fun-filled musical. Free.1:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

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Schiff will provide the tools and you provide the help to tackle lots of practical projects across our Preserves, including storm cleanup, trail maintenance and marking, garden maintenance, and the like. All ages welcome, however we ask that any children under age 15 are accompanied by an adult. Please register. Schiff Nature Center, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

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Alternative Care Essentials, LLC Sunday Comics Special Guest: Comedy Duo Carroll & Stone. 7:30pm. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

Kevin Maynor Performs

IInternationally acclaimed bass Kevin Maynor performs the title role of Robeson, a stirring new opera about activist, singer, athlete and actor Paul Robeson. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Tuesday, November 25 “Mr. Edison Goes to War: Thomas Edison & World War I” In February 1917, a few months before the United States entered the war, Edison and his assistants began conducting experiments for the U.S. Navy, as well as other military research, at a specially equipped new laboratory at the top of Eagle Rock Mountain in West Orange. Leonard DeGraaf, Archivist at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, will reveal the impact of the First World War not only on Edison, but also on his family and his businesses. Free. 7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

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Monday, November 24 Inspirational Networking Meeting Join Life and Business Coach, Sue Waldman, for an inspiring evening of business networking for men and women to help you grow or start your own business and meet like minded professionals to support your aspirations. 8-9:30pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s satelite office, Calvary Lutheran Church, 23 S. Prospect St., Verona. 973-857-4357.

A Christmas Carol Production

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This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported to the North Pole and raised by Santa’s elves. Now, as a grownup, he embarks on a journey to discover his true identity. It’s a holiday treat for your whole family. Runs thru Jan. 4. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.


Bob Dylan and His Band Tis the season for merriment and fun. Catch the holiday spirit with this classic Charles Dickens story of a man whose cold heart is warmed after a Christmas Eve encounter with the supernatural. Grades 1-7. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers, having sold more than 110 million albums and performed thousands of shows internationally during a career spanning five decades. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

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For Pain, Acupuncture is the 1st Choice… For Acupuncture, Dr. Liang is the 1st Choice.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 49)

Friday, November 28 Patti LaBelle with special guest Will Downing Painless acupuncture is very effective for the treatment of arthritis, tendinitis, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, fibromyalgia and many other conditions…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with Patti LaBelle, the Grammy®winning queen of rock and soul, and her special guest, R&B hitmaker Will Downing. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Evil Dead the Musical

Holiday Lights Spectacular Turtle Back Zoo celebrates the season of giving with a Holiday Lights display featuring over 50 winter and animal characters illuminates by more than 1000,000 bulbs. Donation stations for nonperishable food items, new toys and gently used coats are placed at each entry. Also Nov. 29 & 30.Free. 5-9pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

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In this hilarious, record-breaking musical, five college friends spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons. 8pm. Nov. 29, 3 & 8pm. Nov. 30, 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

The Montclair band-The Fabulous Flemtones-have been playing at Tierney’s for 28 years. 10pm-1am. Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Rd.., Montclair.

Once Upon A Time...A Special Occasions Boutique is hosting an annual Communion Dress trunk show featuring dresses from the industries top designers. Christie Helene, Joan Calabrese, Kleinfeld, Little Princess and more. A discount is given during purchases made during the trunk show weekend only Nov. 28th, 29th and 30th. Call for an appointment. Once Upon a Time Boutique, 453 Main St., Little Falls. 973-8907077.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Performance Times: Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 8pm; Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Matinee 2pm. Runs thru Dec. 14. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

The The Goonies Screening When Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed pirate “One-Eyed” Willy’s hidden fortune, The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. Free. 1:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Saturday, November 29 NJSO: The Musical Time Machine

Fall Harvest Campfire Find a seat around the camp fire to celebrate the fall harvest. Roast marshmellows and enjoy some popcorn and cider. Dress for the weather. Families. Registration required. Noon-1:30pm & 2:30-4pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621- Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-8776.

Manhattan Comedy Night

Join forces with Maestro Jeff Grogan and race through history to stop a clever time traveler. Power up the time machine to keep the time traveler from permanently changing music from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony. 2pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Giants of Jazz Honoring McCoy Tyner Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Mature themes, language. Adults only. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Honoree McCoy Tyner will be joined by some of the greatest names in Jazz in this star-studded night of music. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.



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Gentle Dental Care for the Entire Family Cosmetic Dentistry • Convenient Night & Weekend Hours Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country, and much more. 1 & 4pm. Nov. 29, 11am & 2pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Credit Cards and Most Insurance Plans Accepted Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holiday circa 1928. Noon-4pm. Runs thru Dec. 31. Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-239-2465. (continued on page 52)

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4th annual Turkey Trot. A benefit 5K road race and 1-mile fun run/walk to find a cure for Progeria, a “rapid aging” syndrome afflicting children. 8:30am registration. 9:30am start time (runners). 9:45am start time (walkers). Verona Park, Bloomfiels and Lakeside Aves., Verona.

The Charlie Daniels Band Performs

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Performs

Country favorite Charlie Daniels performs a mix of greatest hits with a dash of holiday favorites that have made him one of the most popular country artists over the last five decades. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The pyrotechnics of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 will dazzle in the hands of pianist Inon Barnatan, praised by The Washington Post for “fine music making wedded to astounding technique.” Taking the torch from Chopin, Brahms’ noble Romanticism finds its purest expression in his lush Fourth Symphony. 3pm. State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. 732-246-7469 x 545.

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Sunday, November 30 Mooseltoe Production Meet a Moose with an impossible dream – to fly with Santa’s reindeer! Enjoy the whimsy and magic of the holiday spirit in this enchanting holiday “moosical.” 11am. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

“I Love to Tell the Story: The Stories within the Story”

“My next stop is Daughters of Israel to visit Great Grandma.” Contact us to schedule a private tour of our facility: 973-400-3307 or visit Daughters of Israel is a non-sectarian community.


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The season of Advent begins. We begin with Herod the Great’s story. Who was he? What was his roll? What made him great? Join us for worship as we begin this slow journey toward Christmas and light the candle of Peace. 10am. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. 973-744-7424 x204.

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of this iconic trio, which has garnered awards around the world for its innovative jazz, including five Grammy nominations. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. The submission deadline for the Winter issue (December 2014 & January 2015) is November 10. E-mail submissions to:

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Digital Dentistry Thrives in a Growing Technical World: Dr. Richard A. Zym Reflects On Then and Now


r. Richard A. Zym remembers the nightmares of the infamous headgear all too well from his teenage years. “I had the whole nine yards,” he laughed at the memory.

Because he was so fascinated with the tooth movement, Dr. Zym’s own family orthodontist spent time with him when he was young to explain exactly how his headgear was supposed to work and the critical importance of daily treatment. It was that experience, along with the support and guidance from his grandfather and parents that sparked his interest in becoming a dentist. In 1991 he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a prestigious residency program at Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury CT. This hospital is associated with The Yale University School of Medicine. Over the years dentistry has changed quite a bit due to new technologies and advancements. Dr. Zym began treating patients in Caldwell, NJ in 1993 under the mentorship of Dr. Edward E. Baker, DDS. While working with Dr. Baker for 18 years he learned to treat patients with care and offer only the finest quality dentistry. Dr. Zym has extensive training with dental implants, practicing everything from single tooth restoration with an implant to full mouth rehabilitation with implants. His practice serves ages 3 to 99 and he strives for the highest quality of care. “I love my work and the greatest satisfaction comes from restoring patients’ complete smile and seeing the restored self-esteem and the confidence that comes out of them after having a brand new smile,” he said. Here, Dr. Zym answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

Why is proper tooth care so critical? People with healthy teeth reduce their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and also lower their blood pressure. There is a link between dental health, heart health and overall well-being, based on inflammation of the gums. Chronic gum inflammation can lead to buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries, which can cause cardiovascular disease. My goal is to help people keep their teeth for a lifetime with proper care and education.

Dr. Richard A. Zym What are the most common reasons that patients seek treatment? Patient teeth issues vary with age. For some, they arrive with pain and are scared. It is my job to ease a patient’s fear and help them to feel comfortable during the visit. For people who have older silver fillings when they arrive, I take high definition pictures and if they’re breaking down, the fillings are replaced with white bonded fillings, which chemically bond the teeth and actually strengthens the tooth. Many of my patients seek quality restorative dentistry. They stay with my practice because they receive a beautiful esthetic result that is pain free. I enjoy the transformation of easing a patient’s fear and making them comfortable as much as creating a gorgeous smile!

What other new technology is currently trending? Digital dentistry and implant dentistry have allowed my office to become completely digital and paperless. From the intra-oral camera to digital x-rays and charting, everything is on a server and computerized; it’s all streamlined. High definition pictures of the teeth and complete parts of the mouth can be saved into a digital file with all the patient’s history and work that needs to be done. While it is not yet a mandate to computerize dental records, I wanted the new facility that I built to be up to standard for what the future will bring—and patients love it! Dr. Zym’s motto is to “never let the patient leave the chair unless I am completely satisfied with the results, I am very meticulous about my work.”

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Exhibits Waldsee: 1944 is an ongoing exhibit of artistic renderings of postcards the Germans forced Jewish deportees to send to their families to deceive them regarding their living conditions. The poster exhibit provides a brief biographical account of Raoul Wallenberg’s life and accomplishments. Runs thru Dec. 18. 8:30am-4:30pm. Life Hall Exhibition Space, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. 973-655-4185.

Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors This exhibit explores planetary science in a fun way by utilizing a variety of interactive multimedia and hands-on experiences. Runs thru Jan. 4, 2015. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Sanford Biggers: Danpatsu Sanford Biggers’s multidisciplinary practice integrates video, film, installation, sculpture, drawing, performance, and original music. Often examining issues of cultural difference, his work engages a wide range of themes—including politics, African-American history and culture, Buddhism, and art history. Runs thru Jan. 4, 2015. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s This exhibition marks the first major American museum survey to examine the art of this pivotal decade in its historical context. Showcasing approximately 60 works by 45 artists, it includes installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, video, and digital art. “Come as You Are” offers an overview of art made in the United States between 1989 and 2001—from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11. Runs thru May 17, 2015. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Buen Provecho: The History of Food in Latin America An exhibit focusing on food in Latin American culture to be held in connection with the Newark Public Library’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will demonstrate the diversity of cultural traditions and values by showing how food can be an expression of religion, family, community and history. Runs thru Dec. 31. The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington St., Newark. .973-733-7784. www.npl. org

From There to Here: Migration & Immigration This exhibit will focus on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience. Runs thru Dec. 24. Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, 350 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark. 973-353-1610.

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

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From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts In the late 20th century, several communities in Alabama received national attention as a result of the scholarship that focused specifically on the historic context of quilts in the rural environment, and this scholarship also inspired a new appreciation for their aesthetic appeal. Runs thru Jan. 4, 2015. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Musical Machines & Living Dolls A clown that loses its head and gets it back. A ten-foot high mechanical oneman band. A fairground organ that booms out ragtime tunes. A box that teaches birds to sing. All these amazing, 19th century mechanical marvels and more are on view, many for the first time ever. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Larry Kerner Photo Exhibit Hiking and camping while young brought Larry Kerner into the grandeur of nature and taught him respect for the preservation of the wilderness. He began capturing the images on film, in color and in black and white. His interpretations range from cloud capped canyons to tumbling mountain streams and waterfalls. Runs thru Dec. 2014. Bouras Galleries, 25 Deforest Ave., Summit. 908-277-6054.

Fall Annual Members’ Show The Livingston Arts Association provides adult and children’s art classes, adult and junior members shows, yearly exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and non-juried exhibits. Runs thru Jan.4. Free. Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. 973-992-7749. www.

Space Extreme The universe is packed with extreme objects and events and the Space Extreme series explores the biggest, hottest and most amazing. You’ll visit black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies and others – all of which push the edge of understanding and imagination. Recommended ages 8 and older. 7pm. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Shapes in the Sky Shapes in the Sky is a storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program. Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

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Visit the Reinvented, Family-Friendly Verona Inn


he Verona Inn is steeped in Suburban Essex’s local history, having celebrated its 67th anniversary in June. Not content to rest on its laurels, owners John MacEvoy and Brian Mazzi reinvented the restaurant in March 2012, when it relocated to 624 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona. The reinvention process is highlighted by how family-oriented the Verona Inn has become. For example, for every adult entrée purchased, a corresponding number of children at the table eat for free on Mondays. On a recent Tuesday night visit, the restaurant was bustling with diners from toddlers to grandparents enjoying the atmosphere and fare, under the watchful eye of General Manager Garrett Hendry-Bodnar. In addition, the Verona Inn has renewed its dedication to the community. A majority of the restaurant’s very friendly staff hails from Verona. Daily menu specials and events, such


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(Left-right) Joseph Horvath, assistant manager and Garrett Hendry-Bodnar, general manager

as Football Sundays, Taco & Trivia Tuesdays, and Craft Beer & Burger Wednesdays foster a sense of camaraderie. Moreover, the Verona Inn supports many of the local school programs for lacrosse, football, baseball and music. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the new Verona Inn, you will enjoy the fresh, clean and spacious surrounds. The Verona Inn has a fully stocked bar, booths and tables for diners as well as a more traditional dining room used for private events. A lovely patio in the back, open usually through the end of November, weather permitting, offers outdoor dining. Large flat-screen televisions are scattered throughout, allowing patrons to view various sporting events from nearly every seat, yet still allowing for conversation at the table. But the Verona Inn is not your ordinary sports bar. Its delicious over-sized portions of pub grub keep patrons clamoring for more. Not to be missed are the BaconWrapped Jalapenos starter ($9). They are stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar with a ranch dipping sauce—a bit spicy, but not too hot.

For entrees, burgers are a Verona Inn trademark. Enjoy a delicious Hola Burger ($10), which comes with Jack cheese, beer battered jalapenos, bacon and chipotle ranch dressing on a Hawaiian bun. Verona Inn’s Signature Tacos can be ordered with grilled chicken, steak, Mahi Mahi, beer battered cod and Cajun shrimp; all are equally mouth-watering ($12-$13). Its Lemon-Pepper Salmon is in a delightful white wine sauce that will turn even the salmon-averse into aficionados ($18). No visit to the Verona Inn would be complete without the spuds, served either in fries or tots, of which over eight types are offered ($4-$5). The drink menu is equally impressive. Serving 40+ different beers, new and old favorites are regularly in rotation ($5-9). The full-service bar can quench your thirst for any libation you desire. Happy Hours run daily with special pricing on drinks and appetizers. This neighborhood hangout has great food and a welcoming vibe. Make sure to put the Verona Inn on your list to catch a game, have a drink with your friends and enjoy a great meal. You will be delighted you did.

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Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.


285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 

973-7430099 With 270 seats, two floors provide a festive, family-friendly atmosphere perfect for receptions and private events. Senorita’s offers traditional Southwestern fare including fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. A vegetarian menu and delivery are available. Enjoy the bar’s daily happy hour specials. H, LP, SP, MCC, $IN-$MOD, TO, D

Yellow Plum

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

OCHA Restaurant

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

Nori Sushi

406 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-403-2400 •

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

CALDWELL Asian Delite

893 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-227-0085 •

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


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


Providing friendly quick service and featuring classic Chinese and Japanese dishes.

Cloverleaf Tavern

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

Divina Ristorante

461 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-5228 Offers fine Italian cuisine in a both comfortable and elegant family atmosphere with a menu that offers a wide range of pasta, chicken, beef, fish and shellfish.

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

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Modeled after the traditional European coffee houses, Caffébene is a destination of rest and relaxation, offering quality blends, such as the Premium Single Origin Coffee, as well as authentic Belgian Waffles and Italian gelato.

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il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield

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

Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant

Rare, The Steakhouse

283 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-2142

Offering great service, authentic Italian cuisine and outdoor seating.

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield 

 973-575-7720 Cucina Calandra prides itself on quality and freshness, offering you and your family a menu that centers on southern Italian cooking. The main dining room is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, as well as all holidays. In the heart of the room is a stone deck woodburning oven, where Chef Henry crafts delicious pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones. Undoubtedly “a family kitchen,” Cucina Calandra provides excellent cuisine in a family-friendly environment. If your kids choose pizza from the children’s menu, they encourage them to get creative as they shape and decorate their own pizza with Chef Henry! ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

Cielo Restaurant

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

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


1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 973-785-4225

Baumgart’s Café

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

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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic (continued on page 60)

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Il Vicolo Ristorante

Strip House

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

Join Us for Football Sundays Monday-Thursday 4pm-2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon-12am

624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-239-0544

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

Lithos Estiatorio

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

Nero’s Grille

618 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-994-1410




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

Pizzetta Enoteca

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

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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

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




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




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

Bistro 18

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

Osteria Giotto

Ruthies BBQ & Pizza

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

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

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

64 ½ Chestnut Street, Montclair 973-509-1134



700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-509-8099

Featuring a new American cuisine with European & Asian influences.

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

Fricassee French Bistro

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

Uncle Moustache

Halcyon Brasserie

701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9500

A beautiful atmosphere coupled with an eclectic menu.

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

114 Walnut Street, Montclair 973-744-4450 •

Just Jake’s

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


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

The Wood Pit BBQ

11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair
 973-746-6778 Enjoy classic Italian food prepared by proprieter/chef John Giglio in a their newly redesigned dining room. The atmosphere is fresh and modern in earth tones of terra cotta and wheat. Open 7 days a week and features live Jazz every Friday and Saturday nights. Wine bar/BYO,ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with All of the Fixings… and None of the Work!

108-110 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-954-4679 This restaurant adds a southern barbecue flavor to fine gourmet food, specializing in wood smoked ribs, chicken beef and other smoked meats. (continued on page 62)

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

$26.95 per person Includes: Casa Dente Salad Manicotti Traditional Turkey Dinner with All the Trimmings

Kids under 12 only $9.95 Dinners to Go Available Dinner begins 2 pm

Book Your Special Occasion or Holiday Party Today!

2012 & 2013

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

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

168 PASSAIC AVENUE • FAIRFIELD • 973.808.1414

LUNCH: Tues-Fri 11:30-3 DINNER: Tue-Thu 5-10, Fri & Sat 5-11, Sun 3-9

440 MAIN STREET • LITTLE FALLS 973-256-6699 • WWW.RARESTK.COM OPEN 7 DAYS November 2014


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Toro Loco

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar

This Mexican restaurant that is known for its drink specials and margaritas.

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

23 Valley St, South Orange 973-761-1515 •

Star Tavern

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

Village Trattoria

Uptown 596

21 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange 973-762-2015 • Serving imported pastas and baked Italian dishes along with a wide array of specialty pizzas.

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


TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

631 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-1088 A restaurant specializing in Asian vegetarian dishes.


400 High St., Orange 973-675-3336

Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante

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

SOUTH ORANGE Bunny’s Sports Bar

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

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-509-8878 T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Three-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO


633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-4416

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

Verona Inn

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544

Chef Louis Seger of LuNello Restaurant in Cedar Grove has been preparing dishes with fresh local ingredients for years. This spring his specialty dishes include fiddleheads, jersey asparagus, ramps, morels and porcini mushrooms.

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

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



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

The Best of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine

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

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

Best Ethnic Restaurant

2013 Winner

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

WEST ORANGE China Gourmet

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360

A wonderful friendly atmosphere serving delicious authentic Chinese cuisine.

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.

Due Amici Ristorante

McLoone’s Boathouse

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

Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views, they offer American cuisine that appeals to the entire family.

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

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange 862-252-7108

450 Main Street, West Orange 973-669-0027

Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

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

The Manor

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.

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

6230 Town Center Way Livingston, 2nd Floor

Special Occassions & Corporate Events

973.992.8999 .

VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels! Thanks to our customers, we are 4-Time Gold Medal Winners.

Home of the Handmade Bagel

Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Baked Fresh Daily

Try our Pumpkin Muffins!

• Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas • Party Platters Available

Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel

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

Yoshi Sono Japanese Restaurant

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

643 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-325-2005

Upstairs Sports Bar

Football Season is Here!

Authentic Japanese cuisine, their talented chefs will serve platters of delectable morsels, presented almost too beautiful to eat, yet too delicious to resist.


Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Open Thanksgiving Day, 2-8pm • $49 per person

11 S. Fullerton Avenue • Montclair 973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM

Watch All the Action on Large Flat Screen TVs Drink & Food Specials During Every Game!

Now Booking End-Of-Year Celebrations, Graduations & Family Events! Call Today. Take Out and Delivery Available

285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 November 2014



he environment’s natural elements can take a toll on the body. However, taking time to refill what has been depleted from your body, such as moisturizing skin and hair, can make you feel healthier and more beautiful. A similar approach can also help make your teeth stronger and make your smile healthier. Though busy days may make extensive health and beauty routines feel unrealistic, there are simple ways to make them more manageable. • Think of the time you dedicate to taking care of yourself as an opportunity to unwind and relax, rather than a chore or another item to check off that never-ending to-do list. • Look for activities that deliver in multiple ways, such as yoga, which helps tone your body while giving your mind a chance to slow down and rejuvenate. • Instead of trying to cram a full body wellness session into a single day, schedule activities that don’t need to be performed daily over the course of a week. Not only does that spread your “you-time” farther, it makes fitting it all in more doable. While a hectic lifestyle can affect the specifics of your health and beauty routine, the tips below are a great way for nearly everyone to get started.

Exfoliate Scrubbing away spent skin cells and the dust and grime of daily life from your face and body allows fresh, healthy cells to grow in their place. After exfoliating, make sure to follow up with a quality moisturizer to smooth and replenish the moisture in your skin.

Taking time to refill what has been depleted from your body can make you feel healthier and more beautiful.

Simple Tips to


Suburban Essex

November 2014

Rejuvenate Using a hair mask gives your hair a smooth and glossy appearance, making it feel strong. Similarly, regularly applying facial masks also gives the skin a healthy glow and smoother complexion.

Protect In between visits to the dental hygienist, you can continue to polish and strengthen your enamel at home. One option is Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste, which helps replenish the natural calcium in your teeth and gently polishes for stronger, healthy enamel.

Meditate Make time for meditation. Take time out of your busy day to sit quietly and mediate. Centering the mind can help relieve stress, improving your overall mental well-being. Ultimately, setting aside a little time each day to focus on yourself can result in a happier, healthier and more beautiful you. —Family Features Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Health, Beauty & Fitness RESOURCE DIRECTORY


Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Liang is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the NJ Board of Acupuncture. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, headache, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, tenosynovitis, and much more, and is highly recommended by her patients.

At the Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa, they believe that beautiful skin comes from within and must be nurtured to realize its full potential. Every patient initially consults with Dr. DeJuliis, Medical Director, for a personalized assessment of his or her skin type and individual skincare needs.

Liang Liang, MD All Care Clinic, LLC

Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa

349 E. Northfield Road, Suite 217, Livingston 973-422-0995


8 Hillside Ave, Suite 102, Montclair 973-338-6300


Assisted Living


The care of the elderly and disabled is the heart of this business operated by three sisters, all registered nurses from the Phillippines. Marilou, the director, uses a hands-on approach to assess and provide clients with home health caregivers tailored to their needs. The Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex believe in maintaining a person’s independence and dignity, especially in the senior years of his or her life when he or she deserves the most courtesy and respect.

Dr. Buccino focuses on sports injuries, combining soft tissue techniques, rehab exercises, physiotherapy modalities, functional and therapeutic taping along with traditional chiropractic adjustments. She treats both athletes and non-athletes by addressing injured joints and muscles in a timely manner to get you back into play.

Visiting Angels of Suburban Essex

Dr. Andrea Buccino

14 Forest Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-9090


6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 •


Cosmetic Dentist RoseAnn Giannella, DMD, practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns and bridges. Dr. Giannella can correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile. Dr. Giannella sees children as well as adults and recommends your child’s first visits to begin at around age 3.

Richard A. Zym, DMD, PA and team have more than two decades of experience in providing cosmetically pleasing smiles to the public. Using the latest technologies that Dentistry has to offer, Dr. Zym will customize a treatment in consultation with you in order to provide you with the smile that you always wanted. Offering complete and gentle dental care for your entire family.

Dr. Oberfield’s dental practice provides full dental care in a warm, personalized setting. With comprehensive dental treatment in all areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, she and her team are prepared to help you achieve a bright, healthy smile. They will go the extra mile to ensure your dental visit is a positive one.

Dr. Tina Moheb provides exceptional dental care for the entire family. Cosmetic dentistry, Oral Cancer screening, dental implants, teeth whitening, low radiation x-rays, and Invisalign®. New patients/emergencies are always welcome. Most insurances accepted.

Cosmetic & General Dentist

Richard A. Zym, DMD, PA

Stacy E. Oberfield, DDS

Advanced Smiles Dental Care

204 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland 973-226-7407

271 Route 46 West, Building G, Suite 109, Fairfield • 973-808-4373

1129 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 114, West Caldwell 973-521-7610

685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-7799

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Dr. Michael Scurti uses advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques to give his patients the perfect smile. He has established a reputation for results in cosmetic dentistry that provides patients with permanent, beautiful teeth that look and feel natural.

Verona Dental Arts

184 Pompton Avenue, Verona 862-881-4251


Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Wallace is a board certified Otolaryngologist specializing in the medical and surgical evaluation of any issue involving the ears, nose and throat. He has expertise in the treatment of various disorders—Thyroid Disease, Hearing Loss, Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Voice Disorders, Nasal Obstruction and Salivary Gland Disease.

Ear, Nose & Throat Solutions of NJ Derrick I. Wallace, MD, FACS 187 Washington Ave, Suite 2i, Nutley 973-235-0090 •

Hair Design

Eye Doctor

For over thirty years, Northern New Jersey Eye Institute’s team of experienced physicians and staff has provided patients with superior treatment on a wide variety of procedures such as: laser vision correction, LASIK surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma treatment among others. Schedule a consultation now and let us pave the way for better eyesight for you and all of your family members.

Northern New Jersey Eye Institute

71 Second Street, South Orange additional locations in Morristown, West Caldwell and Elizabeth 973-763-2203 •

Hair Salon


At the LAB we utilize the latest in science and exercise technology associated with health, exercise science and nutriton to design programs that allow you to unleash your inner athlete and yield a healthier more fit you. Our main focus is to provide the highest quality of training and service for the highest quality of people.

The LAB (Performance & Sports Science) 42 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell 862-218-0468 •

Hair Salon

Hair Designs by Flora

The Kika Method at Power Stretch Studio will help your experience life without restrictions by helping your release the pain and tension in your body. Benefits include more energy, increased range of motion, muscular pain relief and improved performance for athletes, dancers, body builders and senior citizens.

Hair Designs by Flora is celebrating it’s 20th year in business! Thank you to our loyal clients! Our service’s are haircuts for men, women and children. Perms, colors, highlights, keratin, and special occasion/bridal parties.

Power Stretch Studios

Hair Designs by Flora

255 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair 973-692-8670


244 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-4545

Optometric Physician

Roseland Eye Care carries the best selection of eyewear. The caring staff will go above and beyond to ensure every client receives glasses that best suit their needs, from fashion, to function, as well as budget.

At Caldwell Eyecare, we care for all your eyecare needs in one comfortable and convenient location. We offer full eye health exams and our selection of great frames and in house lab, will put you in your new eyewear quickly. Our large inventory of contact lens will, in many cases, allow you to go home wearing your new lenses the day of your visit!

Roseland Eye Care

Caldwell EyeCare

178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-228-2424


33 Clinton Road, Suite 109, West Caldwell 973-226-3333 •

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Julio Angel Hair Studio is committed to creating a place of tranquility and relaxation, while providing their clients with the latest in hair and beauty trends that will enhance their appearance and quality of life. As a full-service salon, they are committed to providing the expertise you’d find in an NYC salon, without the commute and at an affordable price.

The philosophy of Shag86 is simple—when you surround yourself with people who love what they do, your time at Shag86 can be nothing less than fabulous. Their goal is to give clients the best possible look, and to make them feel extraordinary. If they provide them with this experience, they have spread the wealth of Shag86.

Julio Angel Hair Studio

86 Main Street, Little Falls 973-837-0086

146 Bloomfield Ave, Verona • 973-638-1638

Oral Surgeon

At Oral & Maxillofacial Associates, Philip M. Echo D.M.D. and William G. Ranucci D.M.D., practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

OMA of Nutley

187 Washington Ave, Suite 1B, Nutley 973-667-5844

OMA of Montclair

54 Plymouth St, Montclair 973-746-3466




Aces leads the way in advanced orthopaedic techniques and non-surgical options that can help you maintain a better quality of life. It is the only orthopaedic practice in NJ with four women physicians. Most insurances accepted. Network Provider for Workman’s Compensation injuries. Aces also has offices in Cliffside Park, Paramus, Union City, Hoboken and Manhattan.

Aces Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 1255 Broad St, Bloomfield 973-842-2100 •

Pediatric Dentist

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

Sparkles Dentistry for Children Natasha Mathias, DMD

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127 •


Physical Therapy

Get your life back! Montclair Physical Therapy is one of three Certified McKenzie Clinics in New Jersey, a globally-recognized health solutions brand right here in Essex County. McKenzie Clinics are renowned worldwide for the rapid resolution of back and neck pain. Certain headaches, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle pain can also be treated very successfully with this system of evaluation, treatment and prevention.

Todd Edelson’s Montclair Physical Therapy

388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-433-0772

Rehabilitation Center

Dr. Simon Becker will seek to make the diagnosis and treatment process as painless and simple as possible. Every aspect of your patient care experience will be taken care of through his facility. His office has a strong focus on patient comfort and satisfaction and the staff is knowledgeable and understanding.

Daughters of Israel provides a safe, relaxing environment with trained medical professionals. • Spacious, State-of-the-Art Gym • Luxurious Recovery Suites and Lounge • Fine Kosher Cuisine • Non-Sectarian Community • Expert On-Site Medical Care

Simon Becker, DPM, ABLES

Daughters of Israel

667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 1, West Orange 973-736-4030 •

Senior Living

The premier retirement community in the New York metropolitan area, Green Hill has provided seniors and their families with compassionate, personal care for nearly 150 years. Conveniently located in West Orange, New Jersey, Green Hill offers a lifestyle for every need, whether you’re independent and on the go, need a little help with daily living or require full-time assistance.

Green Hill

103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-2300

1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-400-3307 •

Skin Care

Proudly serving the area for over the past 15 years, Jadwig Skin Care+ is recognized as one of the most renowned and highly respected skin care establishments in the industry. Their goal is to offer the most innovative skin care procedures, latest anti-aging treatments and eyebrow shaping techniques. The staff will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your skin and/or eyebrows and determine both short and long term treatment options for optimal desired results.

Jadwig Skin Care+

420 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-7070 •

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

The Neigel Center is a leader in the war against aging. The practice offers cosmetic surgery for the face and the body, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, as well as laser treatments and advanced medical spa services. Recognized expert in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

The Plastic Surgery Group offers a broad range of services, both surgical and nonsurgical, for facial reju-venation, breast and body contouring. They are a premier group of surgeons practicing in a state-of-art environment with an on-site certified ambulatory surgerycenter.

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

The Plastic Surgery Group

NEW Florham Park location…coming soon! 973-325-7779 •

Salon & Spa

37 N Fullerton Ave #1, Montclair 973-233-1933

Senior Care

An innovative salon and day spa set in a Victorian-era building modernized to be inviting and timeless. With continued education and on-trend styles our venue pleases all the senses. Peace and tranquilty awaits you in our day spa, while talented and experienced stylists are looking forward to creating a tailored look to suit any lifestyle.

212 Salon & Day Spa

212 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-2120

Women’s Services

Alternative Care Essentials LLC is a licensed, integrative home health care service providing care with dignity for individuals to help them remain independent. It offers personalized care tailored to the needs of the individual and the family including pain management incorporating complementary therapies, companion and concierge services.

Alternative Care Essentials LLC 973-707-2494


Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW Center for Women is a resource for all women and children. Their professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services, and peer support are available.

Boone Studio combines yoga, pilates, Barre, TRX and Kettlebells to keep your workout balanced and fresh. They help you build strength, find flexibility and strike a balance. Private classes, teacher training and baby sitting available.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women

Boone Studio

70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston 973-994-4994 •

40 Church Street, Montclair 973-901-1392

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Resource Directory Birthday Parties

Language School

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

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

The Little Gym

The Language Institute

Caldwell • Livingston • Montclair

Pediatric Dentist

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

Dr. Christopher Jones Specialty #5396 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-575-8330 68

Suburban Essex

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

Pediatric Dentist

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

Sparkles Dentistry for Children Natasha Mathias, DMD

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127 •

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Language School

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

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

Pediatric Physical Therapy

At JAG Pediatric Therapy, our mission is to provide the highest quality pediatric physical and occupational therapy services individualized for your child’s needs. We are dedicated to providing a fun, stimulating environment to enhance each child’s development, assisting children in reaching their highest potential. This is accomplished by utilizing a team-based, family-oriented approach and combining our efforts with the latest therapeutic interventions.

JAG Pediatric Therapy

622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-669-0072 •


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


204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-808-1700 •

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Their expertly trained, highly experienced staff strive to provide the highest quality Pediatric Therapy services available. A team approach in working with children with a wide range of developmental, motor and language skills allows us to combine the knowledge and creativity of Occupational, Physical and Speech Language therapists to meet each child’s specific therapy needs.

Caldwell Pediatric Therapy Center 1129 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 101, West Caldwell 973-575-3321



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

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

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

MMO Programs

810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell 973-227-4382

Private School

40 South Fullerton, Montclair 973-744-6521

Private School


Private School

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

Rainbow Academy

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

Private School

Montclair Kimberley Academy does not just educate, they empower, delivering an innovative education that combines excellence in teaching, creativity in curriculum, and a highly personal, technology-enriched environment. As a result, their students have the capacity to think critically, the confidence to stretch, and the preparation required to meet real world challenges.

Our Lady of the Lake is committed to providing quality education in an atmosphere of God-centered values. Each day the gospel message of love, peace, and joy is brought by a dedicated faculty whose teaching goes well beyond classroom instruction. The curriculum and activities are faith-rooted and support the growth and development of children from Pre-K through Grade 8.

Montclair Kimberley Academy

Our Lady of the Lake

Trinity Academy


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

FDU Motorcycle Safety Program 201-692-6500

26 Lakeside Ave, Verona 973-239-1160 •


Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles for a specific number of students. Class size is kept small, with each child receiving lots of individual attention and every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production. Each class also incorporates acting exercises, theater games and improvs that help students express their creativity and develop dramatic skills. The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing, with an emphasis on self-esteem and fun learning.

Essex Youth Theater

973-746-3303 •

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

The Craig School

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

Private School

A highly-regarded pre-K-grade 8 Catholic grammar school, Trinity Academy’s primary mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment in the Catholic tradition. It offers small class sizes, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools, and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests.

201 Valley Rd, Montclair 973-746-9800 •

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

235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 •


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

The Winston School

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

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) offers a wide variety of dance and theatre arts classes for children, teens and adults, including creative movement, ballet, hip hop, modern dance and tap. Their Prime Time Summer Arts Camp offers full and half day fun and dance instruction for preschoolers through age 14.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) 14 South Park St, Montclair 973-655-9819 •

November 2014

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The Art of Strategic Thinking, Planning & Action The Art of War is a book that was compiled over 2,000 years

ago by a man named Sun Tzu, a mysterious Chinese warrior and philosopher. Asian soldiers and warlords have studied the book for centuries. In recent times, however, The Art of War has also been studied by many of the world’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. This book’s basic tenet is: “To win without fighting is best.” Sun Tzu believed that you could accomplish the most by doing the least. In other words, plan carefully and take care of all the details, so that in the end there is very little left to do. This was Sun Tzu’s advice: “Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. The most difficult things... must be done while they are still easy, the greatest things... while they are still small. For this reason, sages never do what is great, and this is why they achieve greatness.”

far-reaching, then what you gain Barry Farber by your calculations is much, so you can win before you even fight. When your strategic thinking is shallow and nearsighted, then what you gain... is little, so you lose before you do battle.... Therefore it is said that victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Of course, the very next chapter is called “Doing Battle.” You can’t just stay in your room strategizing and planning and expect to accomplish anything. At some point, you must take action. Tom Peters, best-selling author of In Search of Excellence, told me that one of his favorite quotes was from General George Patton, who said, “A good plan executed right now is highly preferable to a great plan executed next week.”

The first chapter of The Art of War is devoted to the importance of strategy. A dictionary defines strategy as “a plan, method, or series of maneuvers… for obtaining a specific goal or result.” We all know that not every battle is won by the strongest. A small army with a better strategy can often outmaneuver a larger, better equipped, and even more high-tech army.

“I’m all for planning and and learning and skill development,” says Peters. “On the other side… when opportunity knocks, go through the door at a hundred miles an hour. The fact that you haven’t dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s is irrelevant. I think that is what has messed up a lot of American corporations. They got so enamored with their strategic plans, they forgot how to act.”

Thus, having a clear purpose, setting strong goals, and applying strategic thinking may help you defeat even the strongest enemy or overcome the worst adversity.

The real lesson is that there is never one way; we need to be flexible. The great oak with strength of root will break if it does not bend. All learning must be accompanied by action.

The Art of War quotes Zhang Yu, a biographer of military leaders from the Sung Dynasty (960-1278): “When your strategy is deep and

We learn from our actions and act from our learning. One without the other suffers, while together they provide clarity and truth.

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


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November 2014

“Winter in Essex County offers many special ways for people of all ages to celebrate the season. Come out and join us at the Zoo, at the Castle and at the Environmental Center.”  JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO, JR.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Invite you to enjoy the:

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be transformed into an amazing fantasyland this holiday season! 5-9pm—November 28-30, December 5-7, 12-31 and January 1-4 Closed on December 24 and 25 Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange FREE ADMISSION! For information, please call 973-731-5800 Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats. Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, Essex County Parks Foundation and Zoological Society of New Jersey

Holiday at Essex County Kip’s Castle November 29-December 31 • 12 Noon-4pm (Closed Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 24, 25 & 29)

Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Free Admission.

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 4, 11 & 18 • 5:30pm & 7pm Celebrate the season with a guided tour of historic Kip’s Castle during the twilight hours. $5 per person, advance registration required. Space is limited.

Historic Holiday House Tour December 6 & 7

Decorated for the holiday season, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. Visit for locations and more information.

Sustainable Gingerbread Homes & Habitat Contest at the Environmental Center

(All entries must be registered by Dec. 6)

On Display December 10-19, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm

Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

See a complete list of events at:

Putting Essex County First Advertisement supported with a grant from the Essex County Parks Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Essex County Parks System. Not printed at taxpayers’ expense.

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