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What Wild Animal Would You Choose for a Pet? By Warren Westura

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A deer because they come to our backyard every morning, and I love seeing them.

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A monkey, because they are cuddly and cute!

—Rosemary Moore, West Caldwell

—Megan Hladdik, West Caldwell


Cynthia Burns Barry Farber Christine Maxwell Deborah Shapiro


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Some sort of goat. I have always felt a very deep connection and they are my spirit animal. —Rachel Hamburger, Roseland

A Bob White, because I am a Bob White… it’s a scouting thing. —Karl Lebor, Pequannock

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Mitchell Black Heidi Dommasch Robert Leo Murray GUARDIAN ANGELS

A snake because it is more easy for food.

An elephant, they are neat. And the symbol of the Republican party.

—Geraldo Rivera, West Caldwell

I would say a panda because they are adorable! —Stephanie Venezia, Fairfield

—Joyce Candido, Essex Fells

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That animal would be a leopard. They are beautiful and agile. —Linda Gordon, East Hanover, shopping West

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On the Spot What Wild Animal Would You Choose for a Pet?

10 Inside Essex News and Happenings from Around the Area

12 Calendar of Events

40 The Sophisticated Celebration Spot 41 Any Mitzvah You Can Image at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

42 2 Sweet Cooks Up Special Holiday Goodies

49 7 Best Spots to Photograph in New York City Class

43 Party Planners Extraordinaire

22 Pets in Need of a Forever Home 29 Local Gift Guide Support Local Merchants

30 North Jersey Woman Expo VENDOR PREVIEW Suburban Essex

67 Best of Essex Resource Directory 70 Diamond Minds The Write Stuff—Keys to a successful family business and 90 years of growth

42 The Perfect Banners are Party Photo-ops

16 RWJBarnabas Health: Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk

50 Mosaic Dances: Celebrating 15 Years of Mediterranean Magic


40 Celebration and Event Planning

55 Health, Beauty, Wellness 55 D&G Dental: At the Forefront of Advanced Dental Care 57 Tips to Revealing Beautiful Skin 59 Resource Directory

62 Dining 62 Great News for Portuguese Steakhouse Aficionados 63 Restaurant Guide November 2018

On the Cover: Painting “The Japanese Bridge” by American Impressionist artist Lisa Palombo

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Your Little One’s “Second Home” By Janis Hashe


ittle Falls families will find that Kiddie Academy in West Caldwell is not only a short drive away, but has made quality education conveniently accessible for infants through kindergartners. “We are an early childhood education center, not a daycare,” emphasizes owner Jill Buckley-Jones. Kiddie Academy offers infant and toddler care, and curriculums designed for early preschool, preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten. Curriculums are updated every year, with a focus on learning through play. Other offerings include a Summer Camp program for children up through age 10. Open from 6:30am through 6:30pm, Kiddie Academy gives parents access to check on their children through its classroom webcams, and receive daily updates electronically using “Academy Link.” The Academy serves breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Says Buckley-Jones, “We feel like a community. This is a second home for our kids.” A video tour of Kiddie Academy is available on its website.

Photo from 2016 walk courtesy of Faygie Levy

Friendship Circle Walk Builds Community at LifeTown


n Sunday, October 28, thousands of people from across the region visited the newly built LifeTown for the annual FCwalk. The highlight of the fun and friendship day was a one-mile walk to create a greater acceptance and understanding of the unique needs and the unique gifts of people with special needs. The event included a Friendship Fair with inflatable rides, a virtual reality arcade, batting cages, petting zoo and a BMX Bike Stunt Show. “Every year we look forward to welcoming old friends and making new ones at FCwalk,” says CEO Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum. “Now that we are back in our permanent home, LifeTown, we weree even more excited to welcome the community.”

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Said Grossbaum, “By standing up and being counted at FCwalk you are sending a message of caring and friendship.”

Local Firm Pulls 93,000 Lb. Aircraft for a Great Cause


n September 29, attorneys and staff of full service law firm Mandelbaum Salsburg sponsored and participated in the Special Olympics New Jersey’s annual Plane Pull event at Newark International Airport. The Firm’s team took on the task of pulling a 93,000 lb. United Airlines plane while being cheered on by thousands of spectators. Over 40 teams registered to compete in two pull events. The 2018 Plane Pull was the culmination of a year’s worth of fundraising efforts for the Firm whereby they raised an incredible $11,500 for Special Olympics New Jersey, the third highest fundraiser for the event, which raised over $165,000 for the organization. For 50 years Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, 10

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demonstrate courage, and experience joy. The Special Olympics Plane Pull event has occurred since 1997. The Firm participates in a wide variety of charitable events through its “Team Mandelbaum,” a charitable committee made up the Firm’s attorneys and staff.

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he college planning process can be tricky to navigate and anxiety provoking for students and parents. Luckily, Admit U Consulting’s counselors are here to help minimize stress and maximize every student’s potential.

alter Bauman Jewelers has a new location! The fine jeweler’s newest store officially opened in Fairfield on October 9. “We have many customers from Fairfield that have been coming to our West Orange location and we felt that the Fairfield community would welcome having its own Personal Jeweler,” said owner Walter Bauman.



Through personalized college counseling, standardized test prep, and academic tutoring, the firm tailors their services to each student. With services including athletic recruiting, scholarship search assistance, and performing arts audition preparation, they meet the needs of all different students. Their staff is made up of counselors, tutors, and consultants that offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you are looking for experienced counselors to help you and your family through this exciting time, Admit U Consulting is the best resource for all of your educational and college planning needs.

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The store features an ever-changing selection of new and estate fine jewelry, fun and fashion-forward jewelry in Kerry’s Corner, watches, engagement and wedding rings. Four jewelers and a Master Watchmaker will work out of the location, providing all of the services that they have at their West Orange store, including gold and estate buying, jewelry and watch repairs, collateralized lending on clients jewelry, and insurance appraisals–making it the only store in the area that can provide so many services and expertise. “As always, we will be focused on providing our customers the best selection, service, and value that we are famous for. It’s an exciting time as we celebrate 150 years in the jewelry business,” said Bauman.

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JEWELRY From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic ON VIEW Whether it is made of natural miracles or marvels of human invention and skill, jewelry has adorned the human body since prehistoric times. The Newark Museum has been collecting jewelry since 1911, and has one of the most comprehensive holdings in the country. Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery, 2nd Floor, Ballantine House, Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Calendar of Events NOVEMBER 2018 Thursday, November 1 Challah Baking with Patti Temple Sholom will host Challah Baking with Patti. Learn how to mix, braid, bake Challah. This is a woman only event. Call to reserve your spot, 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

The Art League of The Chathams Hosts 2018 Fall Exhibit The Lundt-Glover Gallery features works of 3 Artists: Lidia Bendelic, June Fisher-Markowitz, and Larry Kerner. The member artists also exhibit their works in the strolling gallery. The Fall exhibit runs through December 4. Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd. Chatham, NJ 07928. For information call 973-635-4600.

Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful Experience more than 40 trumpet-like instruments across time and cultures with surprising shapes, sizes, and names, like didgeridoo, serpent, firebird, flintstone, and Uncle Sam. There will be special content available for children to explore through iPads. This exhibition is by special arrangement with the National Music Museum, America’s preeminent collection of historic musical instruments. Runs through March 17. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Registration required 973-971-3706.

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At The Holidays Do You Feel... Obligated to do and buy things you really don’t want to? Tethered to old family traditions you want to shake up? Exhausted, frenzied, overwhelmed and wonder why you don’t make a change? Guilted into people, parties and presents because you “have to”? Not this year! This year you are going to say NO to your stagnant holiDAZE and YES to what jingles your bells! 10am-noon. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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Enjoy an evening of art and dynamic programming including presentations by community partners, live music, tours, art activities, and a full-service bar in partnership with Krug Catering at Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Runs through June. 5-9pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Enjoy a good laugh every now and then? Every first Thursday of the month, the comedians get the floor. 8-10pm. SuzyQues BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Come to the free, no obligation information session to learn how CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer Advocates speak up for Essex County’s abused and neglected children, the role of a CASA Volunteer Advocate, hear from current CASA advocates about their experience, and meet with CASA staff to answer your questions. Union Baptist Church, 61 Fourth St., Newark. RSVP visit or call 622-4831.


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Fall Attractions at the Farm

A collection of vibrant paintings depicting some of our county’s offbeat historic locales by award-winning artist Evan Marshall of Roseland, will be on display at the Roseland Free Public Library community room through Friday, November 23. Visit the Tower, new this fall, climb up huge bales of straw for a bird’s eye view of the farm… and slide down! (through Nov. 11th) Children will love the corn maze, indoor opstacle course & weekend hay rides, 10am-5:30pm. Enjoy fall decorative items and Jersey fresh produce. Fairfield Farms, 177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield. 973-227-1011.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Screening This is an admiring portrait of public television pioneer Fred Rogers. The film revisits Rogers’s signature TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and the kind but steadfastly enigmatic man behind it. Fred Rogers inspired countless children and adults by showing compassion and limitless imagination. Lunch 12:30pm program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-5331809 to RSVP or to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program.

Computer Classes November classes are Intermediate WORD, and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994 or visit for more information.

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Charley’s Aunt was a huge hit whenCY it debuted in Victorian England in CMY 1892. For many years, it was one of the most popular shows on theK British and American stage. Charley’s Aunt features an improbable disguise of preposterous proportion, earnest young lovers, and an unflappable butler who sees and oversees all of the ensuing hijinks. Runs through November 18. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600. (continued on page 14)

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Women’s Workshops November program is Worry-Where Does It Get Us? Please call for date and time. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

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Author Caroline Leavitt will discuss B. A. Shapiro’s latest book, “The Colletor’s Apprentice”. There will be a Q&A session and book signing. This event takes place during the “Free First Night” programming. 7-8:30. Montclair Art Museum, 3 Sounth Moiuntain Ave., Montclair.

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


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

Adult Paint Night Please purchase tickets ahead of time at the circulation desk. Presented by Pencilworks Studio. 6pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Open House Would you like to improve your English or know someone who needs to learn? Stop in and learn about the program. 11:30am–1:30pm or 4–6pm. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973228-1843 or

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Feel the sultry rythms spun by the DJ from the nation of music and dance, deeply rooted in its culture. DJ, dancing, featured cocktails, bar food & no cover. Doors open 5:30pm. Party 8-11pm. The Dome at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange.

Come out for a family-friendly weekend of shopping and fun. There will be lots of vendors offering gift ideas, catering, bakeries, floral arrangements and holiday gifts. Free admission. Runs through November 4. 10am-10pm. Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy., Livingston.

Saturday, November 3 Family Gallery Programs “Architecture” The environment, cityscapes and landscapes fill us with limitless beauty and wonder, and it is all built using shapes to create interiors and exteriors. Can you meet the challenge? Saturdays 1-4pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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30-45 minute Behind the Scenes tour. Meet and greet the giraffe keeper. Your Behind the Scenes ticket gives you Zoo admission before and/or after the tour. Tour attendees must meet Tour Staff 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Reptile House (inside if inclement weather, outside if weather is nice). 2pm. Ages 6 and over. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. For more information call 973-731-5800 ext.103 or email:

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Running with the Devils By the late 1800s, a “colony” of artists had flocked to Montclair, taking advantage of the beautiful and inspiring landscape that was within an easy commute to New York. More recent artists such as civil rights muralist Don Miller will also be discussed. This eight-mile bike ride takes you past many of their homes and studios. 10am. Starting location: Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. Registration required at

The 2nd Annual RWJBarnabas Health 5K Run and Family Fun Walk”, which will take place on a USATF Certified Course through the picturesque South Mountain Reservation, will begin at 9:30am - followed immediately by the family fun walk. Proceeds from the charitable race and day of family fun will benefit programs and services at RWJBarnabas Health’s 11 statewide hospital facilities, hospice initiatives, the Behavioral Health Network and Children’s Specialized Hospital. Additional activities include interactive games, an appearance from the New Jersey Devils mascot, music, face painting and the opportunity to meet New Jersey Devils Alumni. For more information visit


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Running with the Devils 5K RUN & WALK RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils have teamed up to support the health of New Jersey’s diverse population with the Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. Additional activities include: interactive games, music, face painting, and an appearance from the New Jersey Devils mascot. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at RWJBarnabas Health’s 11 hospital facilities, hospice initiatives, the Behavioral Health Network, and Children’s Specialized Hospital. Runners and walkers will enjoy a USATF-certified course. Timers at miles one and two, water stations, and a clock finish are featured. All participants receive free entrance to the Turtle Back

Zoo the day of the event. Kids’ sprints are open to children 12 years and younger, and family-friendly entertainment and refreshments will be on-hand. Race shirts are guaranteed to pre-registrants and while supplies last, on event day.

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Featuring a live DJ showcasing a variety of music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, enjoy great music accompanied by delicious food and drink from our bar menu. 9-11:30pm. Call 973-226-8889 opt.1 for more information on any upcoming special live performances. Il Vecchio Cafe, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

Roseland Free Public Library Hiking Club will explore South Mountain Reservation (weather permitting). Scenic trail is suitable for all levels. Kids and dogs welcome with adult chaperone. Also November 17, 8am. Group will meet at the Tulip Springs parking lot off Cherry Lane, just south of the reservation complex, in West Orange. For more info, message library assistant Scott Bergenfeld at

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A wide selection of veterans’ service providers, offering probono guidance, information and resources that cover a range of interest areas, including: health administration, benefits administration, medical and mental health resources, legal consultation, community, town, county & state services. The day will include vintage baseball films in the stadium-style theater, ballpark fare, crafts and activities for kids. The Museum is currently showing an exhibition dedicated to Yogi’s military service, A Hero With Humility: Seaman Second Class Lawrence Peter Berra. 3-5pm. Montclair State University, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. 973-655-2378.

Library Fundraiser Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library Fundraiser featuring spiritual medium Lisa Hopp. 3-5pm. Please purchase tickets ahead of time at the circulation desk. 973-226-8636.

Fine and Decorative Arts Open Studios and Sale While visiting a variety of different art studios, you will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, see free demonstrations, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a group exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, weaving, printmaking, and photography. Free admission. Also November 4, 11am5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston.

Current Leasing Opportunities from 500 to 130,000 sq. ft. This concert will be an opportunity for the Trio to try new arrangements of the entire repertoire, debut new and unrecorded songs, take requests, and hear more of Zach’s unparalleled storytelling and Brian’s incredible jokes. Opener Naia Izumi. 8pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair.


Breakfast with the Leopards Both of the leopard species, the Amur and Snow Leopards, are facing serious conservation challenges. During the program you’ll learn all about these leopards including natural habits and behaviors, how they face the conservation issues affecting their habitats. Ticket includes: Discovery activity; hot breakfast; program; meet and greet keeper and Leopards at exhibits. Ages 6 & up. Also November 4. 8:30-10am. Berson Education Center and Leopard exhibits, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.


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The Mount St. Dominic Academy Memorial Mass will be offered in remembrance of Mount alumnae, family, and friends. Open to the community to attend, we welcome you to submit the names of loved ones you would like remembered as part of this mass. 4pm. Sisters of St. Dominic Motherhouse Chapel, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. Free. Visit for more information and to submit names for remembrance.

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Parsippany Historical & Preservation Society’s annual Holly-Day Fair showcases articles made by local NJ artisans for holiday shoppers. They include jewelry, chocolates, candles, holiday décor, infused olive oils, ornaments, knitwear, unique gifts, soaps and lotions, pet treats, woodcraft furniture and local Parsippany authors. 10am5pm. Also November 4, 11am-3pm. Historic Smith-Baldwin House, 460 South Beverwyck Rd., Parsippany.

The 29th annual Holly Berry Craft and Gift Show Over 40 artisans and vendors will be displaying their hand-crafted items at the show. Refreshments will be available at the Berry Patch Cafe. 10am-5 pm also November 4,11am 4pm. Event benefits philanthropic donations to community organizations. Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-744-9138.

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“Composers from the East” Piano Concert / Luncheon The Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists (501(c) (3) will present a piano concert performed by David Maiullo, Chairman of the Board and Music Director, entitled “Composers from the East”. Not the Far East, but Eastern Europe, highlighting composers including Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin and George Gershwin. A delicious three course luncheon will proceed the concert. Cash bar. Luncheon begins at 2pm, concert will follow. Montclair Golf Club at Rock Spring, 90 Rock Spring Rd., West Orange. 973-884-2512.

Music & More Concert Series: One Fine Tapestry, A Carole King Tribute Jon us as Gerald and Diane Barros salute legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. The performance will include many of Carole’s solo hits as well as classics she wrote for other artists. This is a free concert. 2– 3:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register at

2nd Annual Race to Cure Sarcoma This walk/run is a family friendly event, organized by the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). The goal is to raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research nationally through the Sarcoma Foundation of America. South Mountain Reservation, Cherry Lane, West Orange. On-site reservations available. email newjerseyrace@curesarcoma. org with questions.



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Are you an SAT or ACT kid? Come find out by taking a free diagnostic test. Admit U Consulting in partnership with First Choice Prep is pleased to offer a free diagnostic test once a month. We will administer it, score it, evaluate the results, and let you know which college admission test right for you. Arrive at 9:45am, test begins promptly at 10am. Registration required. Admit You Offices, 3 Royal Ave., Suite#2, Livingston. 973-731-1947. email:

Short Hills Street Fair & Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, food, rides, live music & more. Free admission. 10am-4pm. On the Streets of Downtown Short Hills.

Monday, November 5 Jazz Mondays! Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes, played by Glenn Franke and his very talented 16 piece Jazz Band. 8-10pm. SuzyQues BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group A support group for those caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. 1:30-2:30pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Free; registration required: 973-322-8195 or

Meditation for a Calm Heart and Mind Class will start with tuning in to get in touch with your inner self. Then transitioning into light yoga followed by learning the techniques of meditation. Learn how to still that “chatterbox” in your mind and learn simple methods to meditate anywhere anytime and all you’ll need is 20 minutes. NJ Acupuncture Wellness - The Wellness Place, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair. 973-233-1195.

Walking for Fitness The program features a 45-minute low-impact walking workout (streamed on video). Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Participants should bring a towel and water bottle. Mondays,10am. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636 or

Chair Yoga Every Monday (workouts streamed on video). 11am. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP. 973-226-8636

Learn a new language! Wednesday evening Italian, Saturday morning Spanish, Tuesday evening German, weekday morning ESL and so much more. Contact us for scheduling and language options. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or

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Book Discussion Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. This story is about children taken from their parents through kidnapping and then taken for adaption, for a price. The plot is based on actual incidents and are a shameful indictment of a set of people who prayed upon the vulnerability of children and or their parents. They are interwoven beautifully and create a drama that is both bleak and optimistic. 2pm.All welcome. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glenn Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.



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Monday Matinee

Monday Morning Yoga

Featuring Gotti. Popcorn will be served. 1pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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

Your child(ren) will learn about a Jewish Holiday through song, dance, play and food. Ages 2-5. 4-5pm. The program is for members and non-members, cost is free. For more information or RSVP to the temple office 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Tuesday, November 6

Inside Cinema Film Series: “This Gun for Hire”

Maplewood Garden Club Presents “The Chanticleer Gravel Garden” Speaker Lisa Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a contemporary garden within an historic setting in Wayne, PA. She has worked and photographed Chanticleer for the past 26 years. During her presentation, she will share gardening techniques, favorite plant combinations, design intent, and how she uses photography to inform the evolution of the garden. Lisa Roper’s talk follows a short business meeting and is free and open to all.

Newark Job Fair This career fair will allow you to learn about the businesses that are hiring and what their hiring needs are. By attending this event, you will be able to meet directly with the hiring managers and get instant feedback on your resume and possibly even get hired on the spot! 11am-2pm. Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport, 160A Frontage Rd., Newark. NJ/Newark


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Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos. Also November 7,11am-1pm & 6:30-8:30pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300.

Blues Tuesdays Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam, plays it the way you like it. 8-11pm. SuzyQues BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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The film that shot Alan Ladd to stardom. Also stars Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, and Laird Crigar. Examine the time period, themes, character types, and production values that made these films so popular both then and now. 10m-noon. Seating is General Admission. Museum Members free. Registration required. 973-971-3706. Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

A Live Tribute to the Music of Journey Lead vocalist Elaine Tuttle is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry vocally. Fans agree that “Frontiers” delivers the closest experience to the original Steve Perry fronted lineup. The Dome at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange . 7:30pm.

#MeToo: What’s Next? A panel of experts will be featured at an upcoming NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn addressing #MeToo: What’s Next? The panel will discuss the #MeToo movement which has ignited a revolution, how we got here and how we move forward. Noon-2pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. 7:30-11pm. Admission $6. Morris Lakes Community church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. 973-228-5966.

Glimmer of Light Group Child Loss Support Group. 7pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

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Jazz Jam Wedensdays Sit in with Mike Lee and friends or just enjoy the jam. 8pm. SuzyQues BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Thursday, November 8 Autumn Prayer walk In Verona Park


Gentle walking can help to rebuild strength and mobility after an illness, medical crisis or injury. Learn to reset one’s body and learn mindfulness, strengthen the body’s immune system and improves one’s mood by being in nature. Join, psychotherapist and Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. Outcomes such as: reduction of stress, increased ability to concentrate, freedom from detrimental patterns of though, emotion and behavior, increased learning and memory and improved health. Advance Registration required. 973-857-9090. (continued on page 24)



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A kind woman spotted a beautiful calico along with her five kittens in her yard. She went above and beyond to make sure that this beautiful, friendly cat and her kittens were brought to safety. She gave them loving care until FOWA Rescue had a foster home and was able to take over their care. Isabella, her son Ichabod, and daughters, Ireland, Iowa, Ivanka and Idra, went into FOWA’s foster care where they are receiving lots of love and attention and the promise of a brighter future. Isabella is now spayed and vaccinated.

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Female, mixed breed, two-three years old, 56 lbs. Urgently in need of foster home, preferably adultonly. Recommend dog-savvy person to continue her training. As her BFF, kisses and belly rubs are a must, and playtime with her toys! Crate-trained; thrives on having a routine; already knows some commands, and her yearn-to-learn attitude will assist in learning more. Discovering how to strut her stuff on a leash with more finesse.



Sweet, soft Sally is looking for a lap, a window and someone to rub her belly! Sally is a survivor; at age 6 she was turned out from a foreclosure, along with 16 other cats. She lived outdoors for a month before she could be retrapped, with only one eye and I’m sure in constant fear. She now trusts people again and is ready for a simple life as someone’s devoted companion. She loves crunchy treats and will climb right into your lap for the right one. At now almost 8 she is healthy and hopes for a furever home.


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In this cowboy adventure, featuring Frogtown Mountain puppets, Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws. 11am and 1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Registration required 973-971-3706.

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Learn to understand the different parts of Medicare and how to get the best value for your money next year. This session is helpful for those already enrolled in Medicare as well as those who are new to Medicare. Presentations by SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) All are welcome. Questions call 973637-1717. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

Veterans Day Ceremony 1pm. Essex County Veterans Memorial Park, West Market Street, Howard St., 13th Ave., and Wickliffe St., Newark.

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This event is free and open to Maplewood residents, 18 years of age and older. Walk-in are welcome but registration is recommended. Refer to flyer on web for more details or call the Maplewood Health Department, 973-762-8120 x4300. Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Small Conference Room, Maplewood. www.twp.maplewood.

Murder Mystery Dinner Visit Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill to test your detective skills. This hilarious interactive show puts you right in the action of the crime while enjoying your four-course sit down dinner. Seating begins 6:30pm. Dinner and show 7pm. Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill, 118 U.S. Highway 46 East, Fairfield. 973-575-6500.

Do you know the difference between a reptile and amphibian? You will by the end of this program! Take hikes, play reptile and amphibian games, read and learn to identity some of our native New Jersey animals and make a unique craft to take home. Ages 5-8. 9am-2pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Guided Meditation Class 10am & 7pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-226-8636 or

Friday, November 9 DerpyCon

Perfection Lives in the Details…

Used Book & Music Sale The College Women’s Club of Montclair (A branch of AAUW) will sponsor their Used Book and Music Sale. Opening Day $20 admission fee, 9:30am till noon only. No fee thereafter. November 9, 9:30am-9pm. Saturday November 10, 9:30am-7 pm and Sunday November 11,16pm. No half price or bag days. Proceeds fund scholarships for local students. The College Women’s Club of Montclair, 26 Park St., Montclair. Information 973-783-7040 Sat. am or visit

Creepy, Weird, and Awesome! Mini-Camp

Let your inner geek shine at one of New Jersey’s premiere, all-encompassing nerd festivals. Whether you thrive on anime or classic comic books, whether you’re a professional cosplayer or just a fan of the craftsmanship behind the costumes, this event is for you. Get involved with the live action role-playing events or maybe pick up something new for your manga collection. 1pm-2am. Nov. 10, 9am-2am. Nov. 11, 9am6pm. Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedway Ave., Morristown.

The Year of Frog and Toad

The theme of this camp examines some truly strange animal features and behaviors. Learn about the incredible, but downright peculiar evolutionary adaptations that help your favorite animals survive in the wild. Sign up for just one day, or for both. (Also November 9.) For ages 5-10. 9am-4pm. Berson Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext 103.

Apples in Winter Production Miriam loves to bake Apple Pies, and today she has a special request to make her signature recipe. But this day is going to be different, because Miriam has decided that this will be the last apple pie she ever makes. 7:30-9:30pm. Kutz Theatre, Lackland Preforming Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

In this show, Frog is the effervescent and happy foil to Toad, a nervous and awkward character. Together they embark on many adventures and participate in many seasonal activities but always remain true to themselves and their friendship. Inspired by stories by Arnold Lobel. 11am and 1:30pm. The 11am show is a Sensory-Friendly theater experience. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Registration required 973-971-3706.

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Special Presentation “Escape From Behind Enemy Lines”, presented by Rick Feingold, which recognizes the 75th anniversary of the WW II escape line out of France. Free and open to all. 11am. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

Hollywood Party Fundraiser Honoring Ken Mandel. WOAC’s member’s exhibit and silent auction. Music, food, drinks, door prizes and more. 7:30-10pm. West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Rd., West Orange. Purchase tickets at


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It is December 1936, and the star of the show “Sherlock Holmes” invites his fellow cast members to his estate for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is murdered, the farcical festivities in this house of tricks and mirrors quickly turns dangerous. Also 10, 16 & 17. 8pm. The community theatre company in residence at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood.

Willie Nile and Band Performs Opener Eric Ambel. 8pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair.

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Saturday, November 10 Garden Crafts & Treats

Create a beaded garden pet that can either be placed in your garden or carried with you, as your personal pet. When through, head to the historic Wisner House kitchen to enjoy a special Fall treat. 9-10:30am. Registration is required. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

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Space is filled with the greatest of dangers! From massive solar flares to black holes, the perils are mighty. Explore some of the greatest hazards the universe has to offer. Ages 8 & up. 7pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph.

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View plant cells through a microscope, make a silly ‘grass head’ to take home, and take a hike to find as many leaf shapes as you can. Dress for the weather, and bring a nut-free lunch. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Grades 1-4. 9am–4pm.Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Call 973-3267601 for information and registration.

Shoot a Scarlet Knights Football home game! Registration includes: Instructional seminar on sports photography and shooting techniques - Exclusive on-field photography access during pre-game warm-ups - Ability to continue shooting from your lower level seats (usually within 15 rows of the field). Only two games offered this season. Be sure to register early before they’re sold out. Also November 17, 10am -10pm. Meeting time TBA. Unique Photo, Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions Stadium,1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway Township. 800-631-0300.

How to Protect our “Stuff” in 3 Easy Ways Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long term care. Saturdays 10am-noon. Capital One Bank Building, 921 Bergen Ave., 4th Floor, Jersey City. 973-662-4489.


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“Soundscapes” Program Visitors design and assemble wooden blocks, noise-making elements, and marbles to create sound pathways and music. They explore different configurations and try marbles of different sizes and materials to produce the sounds they’re looking for. 11am and1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Registration required 973-971-3706.

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Veterans Day Parade

Huge and varied selection of affordable and unique functional and decorative ceramic works by thirty-eight potters. Perfect one-of-a kind gifts for birthdays, holidays, weddings, bridal showers, teacher appreciation, hostess thank-yous, and yourself. No admission fee. Credit cards accepted. 11am-5pm and November 11, Noon-5pm. Community Presbyterian Church, 1459 Deer Path, Mountainside.

Encouraging Parade participation of all Northern NJ Motorcycle Clubs, Military Units and Civic Organization to March at the Parade. If interested, please Contact Bill Steimel @ nikeherculesvet@verizon. net or 973-759-4692. Belleville/Nutley Disabled American Veterans. Chapter 22 NJ. Senior Vice Commander/Parade Organizer. Noon-2pm. Line up Mill Street and Union Ave. corner of Tiona and Union Ave., Belleville.

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“Shapes In The Sky” A classic storytelling show for the youngest viewers has been updated with new adventures told by ancient cultures about the glittering dots they saw in the sky. They inspired wondrous tales and myths. Ages 4 & up. 3pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph.

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We are proud to be a Toys for Tots drop off location. The mission of the US Marine Corp Toys for Tots program is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. From now until December 15 we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys.

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Apple Cidering

Commemorate Diwali Cedar Grove Library.

Outdoor Adventures: Animals in the Garden

Listen to stories and enjoy traditional dances. Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with “Enjoy Explore India” and benefit from a cultural experience. Sign up required. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. 11am. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property - everything needed to enjoy quality time with family. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. Children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine. Any time between 10am– 1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: visit website at or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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Make delicious, homemade apple cider using an old-fashioned, hand-cranked cider press, and learn fun facts about the amazing apple. Best of all, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and sample the fresh cider. Admission is first come, first-served. Also November 10, 11, 24 & 25. Demonstrations run at 1pm or 2:30pm. Great Swamp, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.

11th Annual Armistice Ball This annual dance is sponsored by the Metropolitan Vintage Dance & Social Club. Featuring the Metropolitan Club Orchestra. 8-11pm. St. Peter’s Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown.

Using branches, leaves, gourds, and pumpkins, create a fall centerpiece for your home or front porch. Bring your creativity and join us for the fun. 1am12:30pm. Advance registration minimum number of participants are required; call 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

“Postcards From Space” For decades amazingly engineered spacecraft have explored our Solar System and beyond. Each has beamed back amazing images and information, with surprises and mysteries revealed. Fly along with some of these amazing machines! All ages. 5pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph.

Turkey Talk Family Program Wild turkeys are interesting birds. Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird. After a short program, make turkey sounds with a caller, look at turkey feathers and structures. Weather permitting, you will take a walk to look for turkey food. Children will create a pine-cone turkey for the holiday table. 2-3:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Call 908-396-6386 to register.

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Experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday. Help prep dinner at the farmer’s house, enjoy a leisurely wagon ride, and visit the friendly farm animals. Speak with a historical reenactor, and honor U.S military personnel and veterans during a special program recognizing the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WWI. Noon-4pm. Free for children under age 2. Friends members are half price. U.S. military personnel, past and present, are admitted free. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7645.

Veterans Day Parade 10:30am. Bloomfield Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield.


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From Stia Jewelry’s Love Letters Collection. Beautiful Sterling Silver Necklaces! Buildyour-own with letters & stones. So many creative combinations for a customizedlook that makes for the perfect gift . Personalize a bag as a holiday gift. Choose a college, a celebrity, a grandchild, a place, anything! These bags are truly a conversation piece! Many sizes available. Gabriel & Co.’s signature diamond lariat necklace is chic in every way. The clean and minimal design is adorned with two geometric silhouettes lined in glistening pave diamonds. A delicate 14k white gold chain with adjustable closure finishes the piece.

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Join us for a Great Event & TWO Great Causes Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS) & The Apostles’ House

Fall 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018 • 4-8pm MAYFAIR FARMS WEST ORANGE, NJ ONLINE ONLY

SAVE $2.00! TICKETS: $12

in advance $ 15 at the door

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To purchase tickets call 973-276-1688 or visit • Spirituality Room—Reiki; Mini Relaxation Sessions through Hypnosis; Angel Card Readings; Numerology Readings; Tarot & Palm Readings


• Massage Stations • Jewelry, Skin Care, Home Decor • Mini Treatments & Demos • Giveaways & Prizes • Food & Beverage Sampling



A portion of proceeds to benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS) and The Apostles’ House

Great Sponsorship & PR Opportunities are also available!

For more information, call 973-276-1688

Caldwell University

973-618-3000 |

Caldwell University serves 2300 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. The 70-acre campus is located in Caldwell, New Jersey, 20-miles west of New York City.


EXHIBITOR PREVIEW Get a Sneak Peak at What You’ll Find at the Expo! AFC Urgent Care

AT THE EXPO: Looking to expand your education? Visit Caldwell University’s expo booth and learn about their bachelor and graduate degree and certificate programs.

Candy Nation

973-865-4331 |

They offer a wide assortment of candy at exceptional prices. Whether you’re having a birthday party, shower, or wedding, they have the candy for you! You can shop by color, flavor, type, etc. Candy Nation’s exceptional customer service team can work with you to create a candy buffet perfect for your event.

AT THE EXPO: Those with a sweet tooth will want to head over to see their candy buffet display! Don’t forgot to try some mouthwatering candy samples, too.


Provides walk-in extended-hour access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts to bruises, sprains to fractures, coughs to colds. They are recognized for advanced patient care provided by expert physicians and staff, particularly in the areas of urgent care and occupational medicine. A new center opens in mid-November in Cedar Grove.

AT THE EXPO: Make your health a priority– visit AFC Urgent Care’s booth to find out about their Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine services, and have your blood pressure checked.

Citron & Citron - Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Experts 973-243-2300 |

Aura Photography

A unique practice offering dermatology, plastic surgery and a comprehensive medical spa under one roof. Their exclusive specialized expertise allows them to tailor a treatment plan to precisely fit the patient’s needs. They routinely perform procedures for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, using injectables, non-surgical and surgical techniques, facial aesthetic surgery, detection and treatment of skin cancer, plastic surgery reconstruction, medical and aesthetic dermatology.

Aura Photography Center readings by Mrs. June, an advisor known for her honesty and integrity. She can tell you your problems without asking a single question.

AT THE EXPO: Watch a live demo of pro-cell micro-channeling, shop products, learn about their services, and try to win their raffles for BBL hair removal and a chemical peel and facial.

28 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-974-9800

AT THE EXPO: Looking to have your aura read? Sign up for a reading with Mrs. June in the Spirituality Room– she will take your picture and read your aura from your photo.

The Bar Method Montclair

973-783-1227 |

The Bar Method Montclair is a boutique fitness studio offering barre classes for students of all levels. The signature method uses your own body weight, the ballet barre and a few props to create a transformative workout that results in long, lean sculpted muscles. Bar Method reshapes your entire body and allows you to channel your inner strength leaving class feeling strong, confident and poised.

Claremont Distillery

973-227-7127 |

Award winning Claremont Distilled Spirits was founded under the premise that world class spirits could be produced in the “Garden State.” Their attention to detail through constant and personal monitoring throughout the production process results in true craft spirits that they believe are among the finest produced. Upon tasting their spirits, they believe you will agree!

AT THE EXPO: They will be sampling their award-winning vodka, moonshine and bourbon. Try free tastings of their signature cocktails and enter their monthly gift basket drawing!

AT THE EXPO: Learn all about their fitness program, enter to win a free month of classes, and grab some giveaways items!

BCB Community Bank

973-487-1725 |

All you need or are looking for in a bank, you will have more than that with BCB Your Community Bank.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by BCB Community Bank’s table to discover their banking services! With raffles and giveaways taking place, you won’t want to miss out.

Club Pilates

973-629-8521 |

Club Pilates Livingston offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With a range of class offerings that challenge your mind as well as your body, Club Pilates provides a path to a richer, more-fulfilling life. Take a free intro class today and get started on a path to a better tomorrow!

AT THE EXPO: A professional instructor will demonstrate how they use an EXO chair in their studio. Learn all about the benefits that Pilates provides the body and mind.

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College of St. Elizabeth

Discovery Wellness Center

The College of St. Elizabeth offers a variety of programs for undergraduate, continuing studies, and graduate programs. Their Continued Studies and Graduate programs offer flexibility, meeting the needs of adult learners. With Ed. Choice, you can choose how to learn and earn your degree and switch weekly from online or on campus.

Discovery Wellness Center is a mental health agency specializing in children and families as well as adults. They have experts in all areas including special education, substance abuse, grief, trauma and couples counseling. They offer medication management with on-site MD as well as neuropsychological testing.

973-290-4000 |

AT THE EXPO: College of St. Elizabeth offers so many options for continued education. Drop by their booth to learn all about their various Continued Studies and Graduate programs.


AT THE EXPO: Learn about the great services that Discovery Wellness Center offers for children and families, and enter for a chance to win a gift basket in their raffle.

Dolce Federica

Color Street

310-883-5966 |


Small batch Italian inspired artisan bonbons, bars & confections. Handcrafted custom creations for events and corporate gifts. Best of Essex recipient 2016 & 2017, International Chocolate Awards finalist.

Real nail polish strips! Fast, fun and easy...and immediately dry. Save TIME and MONEY at the salon! $13 bucks for your fingers and toes!

AT THE EXPO: You simply won’t want to miss out on sampling chocolate bonbons from Dolce Federica. Learn about their chocolate classes while you nosh!

AT THE EXPO: Stop by to try this fabulous product! Get free accent nails and enter to win a manicure.

Dollface-Chique LLC

Crystal Clear Energies

866-244-7831 |

201-615-0960 |

Roxanne D’Angelo is the founder of Crystal Clear Energies and is a certified Crystal Master Healer of multiple energy healing modalities, supporting natural healing of the body, mind and spirit. She is an Intuitive Feng Shui and Space Clearing Consultant, clearing discordant energies, creating harmony and balance while aligning her clients with good fortune.

Dollface-Chique Accessories offers unique, trendy and timeless deco statement and ethnic jewelry. Their versatile collection of resin, beaded, acrylic & marble necklaces, bangles and bracelets can transform your everyday wear into your own Dollface-Chique style.

AT THE EXPO: Roxanne will be in the Spirituality Room to give Reiki readings–be sure to sign up!

AT THE EXPO: Dollface-Chique will be showcasing their most popular and newest pieces recently added to their collection, from extended beaded necklaces, pendants, resin and beaded bracelets.

Change Your Attitude...Change Your Life

E.A. Goodman Law, LLC

973-641-6339 |

Change Your Attitude...Change Your Life is a lifestyle brand that provide the tools needed for personal and professional growth, improved health and well-being, and selfempowerment. Created by Joan Herrmann, CYACYL consists of a radio show (Conversations with Joan), magazine, events, and more. Guests and contributors are some of the most inspirational and influential people in the world!

973-512-2610 |

E.A. Goodman Law, LLC is highly regarded as estate planning and elder law attorneys who provide caring, efficient service. Their services range from planning small estates to complex planning for high net-worth individuals. They also design succession planning strategies for clients who run closely held businesses and professional practices. They are here to guide you throughout life’s transitions.

AT THE EXPO: Meet NY radio host Joan Herrmann and learn why your thoughts are so important to your physical and emotional health.

AT THE EXPO: Head to their table for information on estate and elder law planning, and enter their raffle to win a prize!

Davis Integrated Medicine

European Deli


973-425-0100 |

Davis Integrated Medicine is dedicated to treating patients for pain relief, health, and wellness. Offering services ranging from Massage Therapy to Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Weight Loss, PRP, and Physical Therapy. Their clinic remains committed, after 35 years, to helping patients through a natural approach that is as effective, if not more, than chemical methods.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a spinal stress screening or a massage with their Rapid Release Machine. Schedule a free consultation and get entered to win a raffle for a massage! is a leading importer of specialties from Germany and throughout Europe, providing items that are hard to find at local markets, available to consumers who seek the foods they enjoyed while living and traveling in Europe.

AT THE EXPO: Sample European Deli’s Italian chocolate, Pernigotti, while learning all about the services and products they offer.

FancyLine DeZigns®

908-340-6340 |

They offer the elegant solution in luxury slippers for brides and bellas, providing a glamorous transition from heels to flats for weddings and occasions, foundations and galas, princess parties, and lounging in luxury. Enjoy a personalized experience with bespoke services, custom colours, and couture designs.

Diamonds & Pearls (Paparazzi)

908-396-7457 |

Diamons & Pearls sells affordable costume jewelry which includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings. All necklaces come with matching earrings. All jewelry is nickel and lead free. They also have a unisex line of necklaces and bracelets called Uniquely Urban.

AT THE EXPO: Find out how you can create signature Slippers exclusively for corporate events, clientele, private sale or gifts/prizes.

AT THE EXPO: Shopping opportunities await with Diamonds & Pearls! Enter a raffle and shop for the holidays.


Suburban Essex

November 2018

Frankie and Kim Jewelry

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Frankie and Kim create custom jewelry using various beads, stones, crystals, leather, sterling silver, and other materials. They create bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and keychains, as well as small paper goods. They enjoy doing fundraisers for schools, universities, organizations, and friends.

They are a fundraising arm of the Paterson Habitat for Humanity Affiliate. They take donations of “Gently Used” and new appliances, furniture and building material, which are sold to the public in the ReStore. All profits belong to The Paterson Habitat for Humanity to fund their building activities.


AT THE EXPO: Shop their selection of jewelry, gift cards, and gift bags, place special orders, and enter to win a raffle item. See how you can sign up to host your own Frankie and Kim Pop Up Event at your home or business.

GloriAngels4U2 973-202-6188

Gloria Pappicco-Doka is a Reiki Master and Teacher. She has studied past life regression, numerology, Tarot, mediumship, Wicca, Buddhism, and psychic development.

AT THE EXPO: Meet the ReStore team to learn all about what they do and how they help! Discover what kind of products, furniture, and appliances they have for sale.

Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa


Hand and Stone offers professional Massage, Facial and Hair Removal tailored to your individual needs. They are open seven days a week with extended hours so you can look and feel your best, affordably.

AT THE EXPO: Visit the Spirituality Room for an Intuitive Reading via stick figure drawings from Gloria.

AT THE EXPO: Allow yourself to relax with Hand & Stone Massage, who will be giving 10 minute chair massages.


Hands to You Luxury Mobile Massage

Hands to You

A local mobile massage therapist that will come to your home or office for table or chair massages.


973-343-2852 | is an online pro shop for women, offering a wide selection of stylish clothing, accessories and gear from top designers and brands that blend fashion, sport and style. Follow #TeamGolf4Her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for what’s trending in women’s golf. Retail showroom located in Denville.

AT THE EXPO: Ladies who love to golf will want to head over to Golf4Her’s table. Shop clothing, gear, gifts, and accessories that will add plenty of style to your closet.

Trish Marcoux

At the Expo: Ready to relax, stop by for a chair massage by massage therapist Trisha.

“ Knowing that we’re covered by a solid insurance company is everything to us.

Jeff – Cinnaminson, NJ

we’ll always be here for you.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey offers medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Look for their Blue to You van as they travel the state educating consumers and members on health care.

Jerry’s Artist Outlet offers an unparalleled selection of products to fulfill your artistic needs. They have art supplies for every medium as well as frames, custom ordering, and the state’s biggest selection of decorative papers.

888-765-7656 |

973-669-0995 |

AT THE EXPO: There’s a lot to do at Horizon’s booth! Speak with a representative and learn about Horizon products and services, have your photo taken at their photo booth and enjoy free giveaways.

Jack’s Seafood Shack

AT THE EXPO: Shop fine art umbrellas and totes, Quilling cards and earrings, 2019 fine art calendars, Unemployed Philosopher items, fun soaps and mugs, with profits going to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS)


24-Hour Helpline, 973-267-4763

Maine lobster is such a delicacy– it’s delicious and simple, but you can’t vacation in Maine every day! Luckily, Jack’s Seafood Shack brings delicious lobster and other seafood favorites to Montclair.

AT THE EXPO: Chow down on some seafood– visit Jack’s Seafood Shack’s table for yummy free samples.

A full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. Their services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education, and youth prevention programs.

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

Kearny Bank

West Orange | 973-669-0078 Fairfield | 862-702-3420

800-273-3406 |

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient orthopedic physical therapy company with over thirty-nine locations throughout New York and New Jersey.

AT THE EXPO: Grab giveaway items, including bags and water bottles, and ask all your questions about injuries and pains!

By providing a superior level of service, Kearny Bank hopes to earn your long-term loyalty and become your financial partner for many years to come. Whether it is a loan request, information about a deposit product or assistance with one of their other financial services, they pledge to respond quickly, professionally and in a manner that puts your needs first. For Today. For Tomorrow.

AT THE EXPO: Learn all about Kearny Bank’s complete loan, saving, and checking accounts, grab giveaways for your Swag Bag, and enter to win a gift set.

Scott A. Spiro, M.D., F.A.C.S.







Alexis L. Parcells, M.D.


101 Old Short Hills Road. Ste 510 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-736-5907 34

Suburban Essex

November 2018


Kids & Family Dentistry

LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa

Dr. Golestani and the team at Kids & Family Dentistry provide the quality dental services that patients deserve. Their range of specialties includes pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and periodontics.

When evaluating physical therapists, John De Hoyos, DPT, gains high marks on all five levels 1) credentials; 2) experience; 3) education and post education; 4) personable; and, 5) effectiveness. Dr. John prides himself on the personalized services, hands-on treatment he and his team provide to patients seeking support to their path of recovery.

973-597-1818 |

AT THE EXPO: Enter to win a Sonicare toothbrush, find giveaways, and learn about their services!

Leaf Saltzman

973-808-9500 |

Leaf Saltzman is a full service CPA firm with offices in Fairfield, NJ & New York City. Founded over 50 years ago, the foundation of their practice is built on personal relationships with their clients and strong support for the local community. They provide the finest auditing, accounting, tax and management advisory services possible.

AT THE EXPO: Get ready for giveaways with Leaf Saltzman! Find out all about their accounting services, too.

Leafy Kitchen, LLC

973-224-1147 |

Bring your passion back with plant based, gluten free, dairy free, net free, vegan nutritional cooking classes and personalized health coaching from Leafy Kitchen. They collaborate with Spanda to offer “Bowls: Nourishing the Soul with Food & Sound.”

973-228-0072 |

AT THE EXPO: Watch demonstrations, find giveaway items, and talk to the team about the physical therapy services they offer.


201-788-9318 |

Linda Mitchell is an Intuitive Life Coach, Speaker, Workshop Leader, regularly featured expert on WOR Radio 710’s “Coach On Call” segment and writes a monthly article for the CYACYL magazine. She has been practicing in the coaching and healing arts for over 20 years, empowering people to move through life’s transitions and challenges with clarity, confidence, purpose and passion.

AT THE EXPO: Sign up to receive Divine Guidance through an Akashic Record Reading in the Spirituality Room.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about their health coaching and upcoming nutritional cooking classes! Try plant-based food samples, pre-order delicious healthy seed snacks for the holidays, and receive a special discount when signing up for their one day mini-cleanse program, just in time for the holiday season.

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Makeup Eraser


Heidi Lerner 973-879-3645

609-308-2530 |

The Makeup Eraser is a super, soft cloth that removes all makeup with just water. It is reusable, machine washable and dryer friendly! Lasts 3-5 years! No need to purchase those chemically treated, single use, throw away and costly makeup removing wipes! Perfect for tweens, teens, moms, dads, brides, cheerleaders, dancers, etc. Perfect to sell in your retail store!

AT THE EXPO: Heidi Lerner will demonstrate the amazing Makeup Eraser!

Established in 1978, this organization encourages and supports business ownership by women, offering myriad opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership, professional development, and mentoring. Monthly networking events are held in each of its 6 regions across the state, along with 3 annual statewide conferences/expos.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.


Chemical free, vegan, kosher cruelty free Lash, Brow and Lip products. NaturalGlam360’s products concentrate on growth and conditioning.

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Linda Schulz 201-303-0148 |

AT THE EXPO: Head over to the NaturalGlam360 table for makeovers! Learn all about the incredible toxin free products that they sell.

Women everywhere want products that deliver results. At Mary Kay, Inc., an expert team of scientists uses the most advanced skin care technology available to ensure that consumers get what they want: innovative products they can believe in at a price they can afford.

AT THE EXPO: Linda Schulz will demonstrate how to brighten up your look with Mary Kay’s incredible products. Win giveaway prizes and pick up samples!

Natural Look, LLC


MaryAnn Velardi has 23 years of experience with an artistic eye. Her natural-looking permanent makeup services include eyebrows, eyeliner, lash enhancement, lip color, scar camouflage, and aereola restoration, as well as the not so permanent microblading, which make your brows instantly look real and almost perfect.

Montclair Radiology


For over 75 years, they have offered the community access to full-service diagnostic imaging with state-of-the-art technology and board-certified radiologists. They believe they have the best team of radiologists and technicians, and are dedicated to providing warm and compassionate service, helping you feel completely at ease throughout even the most complicated procedure.

AT THE EXPO: Visit the Montclair Radiology team for important information on women’s imaging.

Montclair Rejuvenation Center 973-650-3204

Montclair Rejuvenation Center is a Medispa located in Verona that offers the latest technologies in Aesthetic Treatments. Services include injectibles, PDO Threads, Vaginal Rejuvenation, PRP Microneedling, PRP Hair Restoration, IPL Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal, Coolsculpting, Cryoskin 2.0, Hydrafacial and Body Contouring.

AT THE EXPO: With so many services offered, the Montclair Rejuvenation Center’s team will be on hand to answer your questions!

NJ Spine & Joint

973-433-0889 |

NJ Spine & Joint is a multi-specialty Wellness Center that provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare available today. Their safe, natural treatment programs include Cold Laser Therapy, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Medical Massage, IV Vitamin Therapy, Vitamin Shots, PRP Therapy, Cosmetic PRP, Stem Cell Therapy, Trigger Point Injections and Weight Loss Plans. Customized protocols are designed to correct problems, get rid of pain, and improve health.

AT THE EXPO: NJ Spine & Joint will give every person who stops by their table a pass for a FREE doctor consultation at their Wellness Center. They will educate on their state-of-the-art treatments, therapies and technologies.

AT THE EXPO: Look at before and after examples of Mary Ann’s work to see why permanent makeup is the choice for you! Discuss her various services and find out how to receive 10% off procedures.

New York Life Insurance

732-494-5300 |

Whether you’re starting out in life or preparing to make the most of retirement, New York Life has insurance and investment options designed to help you meet your goals—for today and for all days to come.

AT THE EXPO: There are so many options when it comes to insurance! Learn about all of your options for insurance, investment and retirement vehicles.

Newman Orthodontics

973-731-5855 |

Creating beautiful-looking, healthy smiles for generations, Dr. Richard Newman maintains a family tradition of proactive and patient-focused care centered on outstanding long-term results. With 20 years of providing Invisalign Treatment, Dr. Newman has advanced Masters training and is a Gold plus provider. He is a board certified orthodontist and the chair of the NJ Craniofacial Institute at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

AT THE EXPO: Visit their booth for a FREE Invisalign scan and see how amazing your smile can be after Invisalign treatment!


305-332-6036 |

The teenage years are a critical phase in the development in Jewish identity. Teens from all backgrounds- from completely unaffiliated to those that have grown up with Judaism their entire life- are searching for answers and direction. NCSY’s programs are on the cutting edge of today’s teen culture and bring passionate Judaism directly to hundreds of teens every week. They also offer Israel trips for women!

AT THE EXPO: Come learn about the the most affordable Israel trip that both women and teens can attend, and about local Jewish programming that is fun and innovative for your teen.


Suburban Essex

November 2018


201-820-0777 |

Nuskin offers amazing skin care products along with their teeth whitening toothpaste that has gone completely VIRAL! They also have long wearing lip wear that does not dry out your lips–one application lasts all day long.

AT THE EXPO: Watch demonstrations of Nuskin’s products and see why they are just what you need!

Oasis Senior Advisors


Oasis Senior Advisors offers free, community-based referral senior housing assistance to aid in finding a place just right for you or your loved one. Using their knowledge of local resources and their proprietary OasisIQ™ software, their personal one-on-one approach allows them to advise seniors and their families with compassion and informed data based on lifestyle, location, finances, health conditions, and more.

AT THE EXPO: Whether you are looking for information on senior housing for yourself or a loved one, Oasis Senior Advisors is here to show you how they can be of assistance!

Organic Vintages

Organic Vintages are purveyors of expectional organic wines from around the world. They are proud to offer fine wines made from 100% organically grown grapes with no or low sulfites added– without the pesticides, sulfites and other chemicals.

AT THE EXPO: Treat yourself by sampling a variety of Organic Vintages’ best organic wines.

PM Pediatrics

973-992-4767 |

PM Pediatrics is the nation’s largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care. Each location is staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. PM Pediatrics accepts most types of insurance and convenient hours, 365 days a year.

AT THE EXPO: Find out about their pediatric urgent care services and pick up free giveaway items!

Olio Beauty

Olio Beauty is an NJ-based indie brand dedicated to offering 100% plant-based personal care essentials for clean, conscious living–Chemical-Free & CrueltyFree. Their products are handcrafted with Nature’s favorite herbs, cold-pressed oils and pure essential oils with the most sensitive skin in mind. They’ve been thoughtfully created as natural alternatives to enhance and complement daily wellness and self care regimens.

AT THE EXPO: See for yourself how great Olio Beauty’s products are! Have a look at their Wellness & Lifestyle products and test some out!

Rare The Steak House

973-256-6699 |

Rare The Steak House is all about steak. Select cubs of prime rib are cooked to your specifications, and presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. The restaurant also offers a Raw Bar and a generously sized bar to help you unwind after a long day.

AT THE EXPO: Get a taste of Rare’s delicious comfort foods and try samples of customer favorites!

Discovery Wellness Center is one of the few dedicated centers for treatment of families and children in the state which accepts most insurance plans. We work with children of all ages, as well as adults, couples and families. Along with our sister center, Discovery Psychotherapy Center, we have trained and licensed therapists with a variety of specializations. Some of our areas of expertise are: • Parenting Skills • ADHD & Neuropsychological Assessments • IEP Planning & Advisement as well as In-School Observations • Art & Play Therapy • Couples & Family Therapy • LGBTQ issues • Trauma with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Trauma) • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) • Substance Abuse Therapy • DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) • Sex Addiction Therapy

Convenient day, evening and Saturday hours. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Our goal is to help you discover what you need to make your life more enjoyable.




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Renewal by Andersen

Shaklee Corp.

Laureen Andes 908-875-5014 |

RWJBarnabas Health

AT THE EXPO: As the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S., Shaklee has been making people healthier for over 50 years. Visit their booth to learn about their new youth product line.

Spanda Vibrational Sound Journey

AT THE EXPO: Stop by and visit RWJBarnabas Health at the North Jersey Woman Expo and learn about their nationally renowned services and check out their free screenings. Meet health experts from your local Barnabas Health Medical Group practices.

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RWJBarnabas Health provides an array of women’s specialty services through its Essex County facilities, including Clara Maass Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group practices. From reproductive and maternal medicine, to obstetrics and maternity services, as well as mammography and gynecologic oncology, they offer women nationally recognized care. RWJBarnabas Health strives to meet the evolving needs of women—whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs, including access to primary and specialty care providers. For more information, visit

310-388-7071 |

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AT THE EXPO: Looking to make some changes to your home? Visit the Renewal by Andersen team to learn about their services and see how they can improve your home!

For over 60 years, Shaklee has been a leader in nutrition, beauty and more– innovating through science and looking to nature for answers to healthier living. Whether that’s by helping a neighbor get healthier, contributing to your family finances or leaving a legacy– that’s the Shaklee Effect!


Improve your home with Renewal by Andersen! The full-service replacementwindow devision of Andersen Windows offers signature service and professional installation.

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AT THE EXPO: Sign up for a time slot to receive a 15-minute vibrational sound session on a massage table. This will serve as a demonstration for those observing and an exquisite experience for those who sign up.

Spiro Plastic Surgery

973-736-5907 |

Salt Float Center


Salt Float Center is a unique spa experience offering timed float therapy sessions inside of one of their top-of-theline float suites. Floating involves lying in water in which 1100 lbs. of Epsom salt has been dissolved. The room is light and soundproof and the water matches the temperature of your skin. You feel like you are floating on air and the benefits are unbelievable!

The Spiro Plastic Surgery team is dedicated to providing patients with safe, effective surgical and non-surgical treatments for all areas of the body. The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery offers services that complete the continuum of care provided by Spiro Plastic Surgery. They provide the highest quality of medical grade skin care treatments using the most advanced technologies.

AT THE EXPO: The Spiro team will discuss laser services, skin care services, and surgical procedures! Watch hydrafacial demonstrations and enter to win their raffle.

AT THE EXPO: Learn about float therapy and its many benefits, and enter their raffle for a free session. With gift certificates for float sessions on sale, you’ll have your holiday presents settled!

Suite 707 Beauty Bar & Boutique

Sandra C. Fava Matrimonial Attorney/Fox Rothschild LLP

Known as Verona’s BEST kept secret, Suite 707 Beauty Bar & Boutique offers a unique blend of exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces at exceptional prices! Offering a full range of handmade items including handbags and statement jewelry.



AT THE EXPO: Stop by Suite 707’s table and introduce yourself, and receive a future 20% OFF coupon for any full price purchase!

Sandra has dedicated her legal career to the thoughtful and diligent representation of clients in divorce matters, using her diverse experience to show clients that the divorce process does not have to be frightening or frustrating. Equipped with an extensive knowledge of the law and the process, she guides her clients while working to reduce the emotional distress that may accompany the experience.

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

973-736-7899 |

AT THE EXPO: Meet Sandra Fava and learn about her services and upcoming speaking events. Find giveaway items as well!

A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment most nights and special activities throughout the week. SuzyQue’s focuses on friendly, casual service that delivers mouth-watering BBQ that brings together Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, and Carolina flavors with hints of south and Creole.

AT THE EXPO: Sample their mouth-watering barbeque dishes and sides, and chat about upcoming events at SuzyQue’s!

Sears Home Improvements Products

407-551-6010 |

At Sears, they generate leads for free in-home estimates for the following services: HVAC, windows, doors, sidings, roofing, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, flooring, cabinets re-facing and countertops.

Thermomix® (Independent Consultant)

AT THE EXPO: Sears Home Pros will consult with you on their various in-home services so you can improve everything from your bathroom to your cabinets.

Alisa Gaccione & Barbara Huff 551-206-1847

The Thermomix® is a cooking appliance with 12-in-1 functionality. The Thermomix® frees you from all of the clutter and mess of multiple appliances. It has over 20,000 recipes available to upload onto the Thermomix® via Wi-Fi. This unique feature allows you to use guided cooking for a perfect result EVERY time!

AT THE EXPO: What are the benefits of owning a Thermomix®? See for yourself with demonstrations on this unique cooking product.


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Tia’s Food of Love 973-744-0008 |

Tia’s Food of Love is a Full Service Caterer and Events Coordinator. They specialize in all aspects of catering, from simple home food menus delivered to your door to fully executed events of all types.

AT THE EXPO: Experience a taste and sample of a real Tia’s Food of Love experience, with an elaborate display of seasonal hors d’oeuvres on a decorative table to showcase their unique food and presentation.


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At Topgolf, there’s no pressure to be good. Take a swing, score some points, share a laugh or an app, or just throw an epic party. Any way you play, it’s a great time for all.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for coupons and giveaways, and learn about all that Topgolf offers.

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

Swarovski is a name synonymous with quality and craftmanship. Who can forget the crystal Oscars curtains at the Academy Awards? Their direct sales jewelry collection does NOT disappoint with an array of styles, colors, and most of all - SPARKLE! There is something for everyone!

AT THE EXPO: Watch demonstrations on the different ways to wear Touchstone Crystal jewelry, and enter their raffle to win a prize!

Walter Bauman Jewelers

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Walter Bauman Jewelers is a family-owned, high-quality jeweler that sells fine jewelry, offers New Jersey’s largest selection of estate jewelry and watches, as well as offering a variety of custom design, repair and jewelry buy-back services. The Bauman family provides its customers with both the best price and honest, superior service, to better serve as your personal jeweler.

AT THE EXPO: Hanukkah is early this year, so get a jump on ALL your holiday shopping with the beautiful, on-trend pieces that will be on display and for sale. Talk to the Walter Bauman team about its services and products.

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Miram Belov |

Miriam Belov, MAT, RMT is The Keep Calm Mentor who travels globally/serves personally. She is a #1 bestselling author, consultant, meditative speaker and expert in mind-bodyspirit work – open heartedly sharing the techniques she has pioneered for over 35 years. A Reiki Master, her psychic energy work moves clients from dis-ease to integral health and from fear to success. Miriam also teaches on all media and for organizations, ie: The Met and The United Nations.

AT THE EXPO: Receive a past-life reading from Miriam Belov when you visit the Spirituality Room.

Whispers from An Angel

Carol Marker | 201-341-8728

Carol Marker is a Medium, Psychic, & Intuitive Counselor who does Angel Card Readings. She connects to loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. She has 21 years experience as a medium and loves giving peace, serenity and love to clients from the other side.

AT THE EXPO: Carol Marker, Medium, Psychic, will perform Angel Card Readings for expo guests in the Spirituality Room.a

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s we search for the most distinctive celebration locales that Essex has to offer, one such unique hidden gem in our otherwise densely populated northern New Jersey area is a sprawling 40-acre estate tucked away in the hills of West Orange. Once the private home of an industrial magnate, the Pleasantdale Château estate now ranks amongst the most exclusive, private and sought-after venues for weddings, private social events and corporate meetings in the country. Situated on acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, this historic French Norman-inspired château is a rare find that offers authentic character and privacy for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding or event experience. At over 100 years old, the fascinating architecture and exquisite interiors evoke a timeless sophistication that would be nearly impossible to reproduce today. Once through the unassuming roadside gatehouse entrance, a sense of the scale of the estate begins to unfold with a long and winding scenic drive through the property to ultimately reveal the château itself. The venue includes updates and modern amenities made with deference to its long and storied history, such as a grand vaulted octagonal all-wood beam constructed ballroom. Most are long-standing structures such as its Music Room, originally

constructed from the hewn beams of a Scandinavian chapel imported to America piece-by-piece. Each of the estate’s endless rooms exude an authenticity and genuine feeling of history that truly evokes the spirit and elegance of an earlier time, all available for private events of today.

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eed a unique venue to host your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Are you tired of attending parties at the same hotels and catering halls? Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose venue with several event spaces that are sure to make your mitzvah exceptional and stand out from all of the rest! Trackside, their main mitzvah reception area offers a vibrant atmosphere with unlimited ways to transform the space for up to 300 guests. It features lounge-style couches, plasma TVs and gourmet catering. Their Gallery is the perfect place to host mitzvah ceremonies or smaller parties up to 150 guests. This multi-purpose room features a projection screen as well as complete AV capabilities. They also have a number of spaces perfect for your cocktail reception: • The Lounge is ideal for cocktail hour as it is creatively decorated with custom lounge pieces, high-top tables and chandeliers. It also overlooks the racetrack so your guests can experience the thrill of live horse racing!

• The Skybox Suites offer private stadium style seating with AV capabilities along with racetrack views. • The Pink Restaurant provides a perfect view of the racetrack with tiered seating in an upscale, modern room. • Victory Terrace is a beautiful outdoor rooftop that boasts a breathtaking view of the New York City Skyline. The Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment event planners pride themselves on their professionalism and experience. You can expect an all inclusive, stress-free planning experience where the team will work with you to create the most unforgettable and amazing event. They will help you conceptualize your theme and execute it with close attention to detail while focusing on the highest standard of service. Vendors, entertainment and catering options can all be sourced, negotiated and implemented to perfection. Call 201-The-BIGM or email to start planning your most amazing mitzvah!


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great way to liven up holiday events—and ensure lots of postings on social media—is with a “step & repeat” banner, says Maureen Hoehn, office manager at Morris Sign Company. These custom-made banners are designed for someone to step in front of, have their photo snapped, and then, that’s repeated. “If it’s an office party, the banner can feature the company logo, or for a private celebration, it can be whatever message you want to send,” she explains. The Hoehn family has had four generations of sign-makers at Morris Sign, and Maureen notes that the long history of the company gives its designers special insight into what makes an effective, eye-catching banner. “Technology has advanced,” she says, and Morris Sign has kept up with the advances, “but the personalized service and knowledge we offer is special.” Morris Sign prides itself on working with the customer to create the perfect design.

hanksgiving is approaching, and 2 Sweet will be baking up all their popular offerings, including caramel apple and vanilla chai cupcakes, mini apple pies, and pumpkin cakes, all of which will be posted daily on the shop’s Facebook (2 Sweet LLC), Instagram (@2SweetLLC) and website. At Christmas and New Year, they will have gingerbread cake; eggnog, pistachio, and raspberry pink champagne cupcakes; cake pops; and special-order party treats and platters. 2 Sweet hopes everyone has a wonderful holiday season and looks forward to seeing you! “We try to be as accommodating as possible for all those last-minute orders but calling ahead guarantees you get exactly what you are looking for,” says owner Angela Shafer.

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ights, camera, party! One-of-a-kind, memorable celebrations are the specialty of Debbie’s Designs, says owner Orhan Oncul, whose 20 years of experience in the second-generation family business mark him as an expert. “We are a one-stop shop,” he emphasizes. “Clients don’t need to go to 15 different vendors to create the perfect event. We can do it all for you.” Debbie’s Designs, says Oncul, can design a party in virtually any space. When a prospective client calls, they are invited in for a complimentary consultation about their theme, number of people, venue, and proposed budget. Then the expert staff puts together a concept, and the client returns for a second complimentary consultation. No contract is signed, says Oncul, until the client is completely happy with what will be created. The company’s 35,000-square-foot facility houses floral and graphics design workshops, as well as an extensive collection of props and “lounge” furniture, including couches, ottomans,

custom bars, LED furniture and drapery, and many other items. Most of the events the company designs include weddings, mitzvahs, and corporate events, but, Oncul notes, especially during the holiday season, private parties are also being booked. And although a quick planning turnaround is always possible, he says, booking in advance is always welcome. Event planning is a passion, not a job, to him and his staff. “We never get tired of seeing people thrilled with what we’ve created,” he says. “Each and every event is special to us.”

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Enjoy an afternoon of music from the Hamilton era, featuring accomplished musicians Anne & Ridley Enslow. The Enslows will present a narrative of Hamilton’s life, interspersed with 18th-century music relevant to key episodes during that period. Anne and Ridley appear in period dress and play instruments that are appropriate to the Colonial era. Two 60-minute performances will be held at 1pm and 2:30pm. Bedminster’s Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, 3055 River Rd., River Road Park, Bedminster. 908-396-6053.

Huge Rummage Sale Sisterhood of Temple Sholom is hosting their annual Fall rummage sale. Housewares, electronics, adult and childrens clothing, shoes, toys. All must go. 9am-2pm. Also November 12. 9am-11am; 3pm-6pm Temple Shalom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.

“Behind All The Reviews” Conversation How does a reviewer approach the good, the bad and the ugly in criticism? Chip McGrath, former Editor of The New York Times Book Review Section will interview reviewers Jain Acocella of The New Yorker and Dwight Garner of The New York Times. 4-5:30pm. Free. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair. Register at 973-744-0500 x 2275.

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You’ll come away from this program prepared with all of the tools to plan the perfect garden oasis that emphasizes the importance of being sensitive to our environmental conditions. Open to the Public. Donation suggested. Tea to follow. 1pm. United Way Auditorium, 60 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair.

You’re Invited to a Night with Royalty. One of the most explosive scorers of his era, Basketball Hall-of-Famer and New York Knicks great Bernard King speaks one-on-one with Ira Berkow, the Pulitzer-prize-winning sports journalist. Cocktail reception and preview of the Museum’s new exhibition. Evening includes an autographed copy of King’s 2017 book, “Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court.” Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. To RSVP call 973-655-2378.www.

“Relax in Verona” A Town Sponsored Meditation Class Join, Psychotherapist and Intuitive Counselor, Sue Waldman, while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided visualization. Using breath work, guided imagery, Karuna Reiki®, Tibetan chimes, and aromatherapy, learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep, lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. Outcomes such as: reduction of stress, increased ability to concentrate, freedom from detrimental patterns of thought, emotion and behavior, increased learning, improved memory and health. No experience needed. 8-8:45pm. Advanced registration required. Recreation Registration Link ~ Adult Well Being Link

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Annual Pre-Holiday Pottery Festival This popular event draws hundreds of people from throughout New Jersey and the Tri-state area. Available for sale will be a fabulous selection of vases, wall pieces, pitchers, teapots, platters, casseroles, raku and pit-fired vessels in varying colors and styles, and one-of-a-kind sculptures and decorative objects of art. The show is the perfect place to find a unique item or gift. The Potters' Guild of New Jersey was founded in 1987 to promote the development of New Jersey's ceramic artists and the exchange of knowledge in support of their creative endeavors. The organization provides a forum for education, networking, sales and marketing opportunities, in a positive environment that enhances the art and science of pottery. The Guild's membership is comprised of over 100 individuals, including professional and recreational potters, educators, and students.

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Fifth Annual A Reason to Rock Fundraiser

Learn from attorneys some of the strategies and tools that will allow you to protect and preserve your savings, estate and your legacy. There is no need to lose all your assets to a nursing home if you, your spouse, or parent is in need of long term care. Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm. Courtyard by Marriott Paramus, 320 Route 17 North, Paramus. 973-662-4489.

To complement the outstanding clinical care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cancer Centers, Comfort Project 360 helps create the most supportive and therapeutic environment in which patients are treated. A Reason to Rock provides funds to further transform cancer care, enhancing the mind-body-spirit connection for the thousands of patients who face the challenge of cancer care daily. Crestmont Country Club, 750 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 973-322-4305.

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Art Historian and museum educator Vivian Gordon will present a visually compelling lecture on Delacroix, one of the most exciting French artists of the 19thcentury. Dr. Gordon will discuss the artist’s innovative use of color and technique as applied to an astonishing range of subjects, and describe the profound impact his work has had on modern art. The talk coincides with the epic Delacroix retrospective now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 7 pm. The Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 917-376-1006.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: Helping You Meet Your Nutritional Needs After Treatment Patients and their loved ones are invited to join the Saint Barnabas Cancer Program Department of Psychosocial Support Services for discussion, information and support regarding Head and Neck Cancer also Helping You Meet Your Nutritional Needs After Treatment as presented by Jill Kremer, RD, Registered Dietician, Sodexo Psychosocial Support Services Cancer Program, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Free. 6-7:30pm. Radiation Oncology Classroom, Room 1749, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. Registration required: 973-322-2743.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend to gather and hear teddy bear stories, make a craft and enjoy treats. Ages 3 to 6. 4-5pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Registration is required and available online at www.

Inspired Living ~ The Art of Writing and Meditating Join Intuitive Life Coach, Sue Waldman and Professional Freelance writer, Steve Sears for their 8th writing workshop where they blend practical writing exercises with the Divine for an invaluable evening of inspiration, wisdom, relaxation and gratitude. After you experience an enchanting guided meditation, learn how to capture that spiritual experience by writing, whether journaling your thoughts or creating beautiful words of fiction or poetry. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. 973-857-9090 or visit

Cooking to Conceive Program

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This is a program for people who are struggling with what foods to eat for optimal health and how to prepare them. Cara Difalco and four time Best of Essex winner Patti Safian of NJ Acupuncture Wellness are partnering up to create a better and healthier way of life. 7- 8:30pm. The Wellness Place, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair. 973-2331195.

This in-person workshop is designed to help women with cancer manage their appearance related side-effects of treatment. Led by trained beauty professionals, learn simple techniques on skin care, make-up, nail care and practical tips on hair loss, wigs and head coverings. Free. Cancer Center Conference Room, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. Registration required: 1-800-227-2345.

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Enjoy a special evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and holiday shopping at the holiday boutique—a one stop shop for all your holiday gift buying. 5–9pm, with a floral demonstration at 5pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: please visit

Come and connect with your loved ones and friends. 7-9pm. Sponsored by the Roseland Jr. Woman’s Club. Desserts and refreshments. $35 PP, payable to: RJWC, P.O.24, Roseland. Proceeds to benefit CASA-NJ and other charities. Roseland First Aid Squad Community Room, 300 Eagle Rock Ave., rear bldg. Roseland.

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Fall Production: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Hirschhorn speaker Deb Schapiro will present “News & Jews-Let’s Hear YOUR Views.” This innovative program is a highly interactive and nonjudgmental current events discussion. You are welcome and encouraged to voice your opinions or you can choose to just listen. Lunch 12:30pm program 1pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809 to RSVP or to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program.

Christmas Light Show & Village

The play occurs in a magical forest where enemies fall in love, an actor is transformed, and the fairy kingdom battles over an Indian boy. Peace is established, the actors perform their play, and lovers find happiness in a triple wedding ceremony. Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. Visit for tickets and more information.

Why travel to the North Pole when families can go over the river and through the woods to Augusta, NJ to experience a luminescent exhibition that is bigger and more beautiful than ever. Showcasing more than two million dazzling lights. Rain or shine. Select dates and times throughout December 30. Skylines Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta. 973-940-0222

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Friday, November 16 The Polar Express Train Ride

Mount Hebron Cemetery A Resting Place Close to Home The hours part us briefly… but they bring us together again in eternity.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away for a magical onehour trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas–a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and onboard entertainment–just like in the film! Runs through December 30. Visit web for dates and times. www.whippanythepolarexpressride. com/scheduling-tickets

The Mount Hebron Cemetery Association is proud to announce and offer you and opportunity to preplan your funeral arrangements in our newly built Garden Mausoleum. • Nitch spaces for cremations • Designed and fabricated by outstanding architects and craftsmen. available • Appointments available at • Can accommodate single, tandem, your convenience. companions and four crypt spaces.

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Hometown History Bus Tour

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Saturday, November 17 Holiday Open Studio

Tips & Tricks Using Winsor & Newton Oils There will be a brief review of the most important info in the AM class and more detailed information on mediums and varnishes. Then, spend time talking and painting along with Artist Jim Bergesen. Get a chance to apply the TIPS & TRICKS including effective Glazing and use of a range of Mediums. End your afternoon with your own oil painting - and great memories of engagement with art interested people. 2hr workshop. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. Call 973-6690995 to reserve your space.

Experience a brief, song-filled service led by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Feibush for children in grade one and below along with their siblings & families. Tot Shabbat is a great way to meet others with young children and to celebrate Shabbat together. 5:30pm. After the service, enjoy a pizza dinner. Free. Temple Shalom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. RSVP to the office 973-239-1321.

This two-hour bus ride gives you a fast-paced ride through Montclair’s history looking at its architecture, businesses, and people. Led by Trustee member Helen Fallon and Executive Director Jane Eliasof. Registration is required no later than November 10. Bus leaves at10am from 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. Street parking available. 973-744-1796.

Sunday, November 18 Swedish Christmas Fair

Let’s Grow Montclair Workshops “Drying Herbs & Vegetables” workshop. 1:30-3:30pm. In the Hearth Kitchen, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. Award-winning fine artist, Lisa Palombo will debut her enchanting new “Ode to Monet” series inspired by her recent painting trip to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France. The collection will include a fresh new water color on paper series as well as acrylic paintings in various sizes and subject matters, that captures her time spent on the grounds of Monet’s home. The Holiday Open Studio offers light refreshments. Children are always welcome. Meet Lisa and learn more about her inspirations, painting process and the joys of art. Also November 18, noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

ABCs of Winsor & Newton Oils Clas This highly informative seminar by artist/educator Jim Bergesen will demonstrate Winsor & Newton artist oil colors and help take the mystery out of oil painting. Participants at this demonstration learn basic Oil Paint chemistry, transparency and opacity of oils and oil mediums. Q&A about paints, mediums, varnishes and more. 11:30am (approx. 90 minutes)$10 credit for purchases of W&N products. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. Call 973-669-0995 to reserve your space.

IEnjoy the 33rd Annual Traditional Fair featuring handcrafted Christmas decorations, home baked goods, traditional foods, Swedish Café, and a Lucia pageant at 11am and 2pm hosted by NJ Chapter of SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association. Members will attend in traditional costume. 10am4pm. Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Upper Montclair. For more information; 815-861-2760 or (continued on page 50)

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7 Best Spots to Photograph in New York City Class Join professional photographer Peter Alessandria and six other top NYC Instagram photographers as they share their favorite spots to photograph in the Big Apple. Gain valuable insider tips and secrets to capturing the best New York City has to offer. A former Entertainment Attorney and professional fine art and commercial photographer, Peter Alessandria has won 63 awards for his photography and has been published nationally and internationally. He is the Official Photographer for Fireworks by GrucciŽ, the world’s preeminent fireworks entertainment company and regularly shows his fine art photos in galleries and fine art exhibits around the world. Peter will be joined by NYC Instagram photographers Bill Bernal, Viktor Buriak, Gina Brake, Max Guliani, Jason Risorto, and Karine Sayegh. Together, they will answer all your questions about taking great photos of New York City. Lecture will be followed by a book signing from 3-4pm to celebrate the new release of New York Cityscapes: Seven Top Photographers Explore the Classic Landmarks & Hidden Spaces. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Mosaic Dances Celebrating 15 Years of Mediterranean Magic 2018 marks the 15-year anniversary since Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s (MDTC) inaugural performance with a special free concert featuring signature works from the Company’s repertory of dance and folklore from the Mediterranean region—North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Europe. Among the works in the concert are: • “La Lettera d’Isabella,” an original scenario for the commedia dell’arte, portrayed through movement and dance to an underscore of traditional Italian folk music. • “Enheduanna” an excerpt from “Fo(u)r Women,” a theatrical multi-media work celebrating the life of this first nonanonymous author of the ancient Mesopotamian civilization. • “Raks al-Sai’idi,” a joyous folkloric dance of Upper Egypt, featuring balas (water jug), sagat (finger cymbals) and assaya (cane). One of MDTC’s signature dance works.

• Performing in the concert are Mosaic Company dancers Samara Adell, Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, Nina Brewton, Kendra Dushac • McCarthy, and guest dancers Heather Panikkar, Danielle Karabos, Carlos Fittante, and Allan McCormick.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Four Verona houses of worship will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and will feature a joint choir. The service will include scripture readings from Islamic, Jewish & Christian traditions, as well as music related to Thanksgiving. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation item for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry. Light refreshments to follow the service. 3pm. The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake, 32 Lakeside Ave., Verona. For further information call 973-239-2850.

“Spiritual Drumming” Workshop Can all the members of a large group communicate with each other simultaneously and have a joyous time doing it? According to Richard Reiter, that’s the purpose of the “Spiritual Drumming” workshop he has led since September 1999, sponsored by Montclair’s Outpost in the Burbs. 3-5pm. First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-6560.

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Wednesday, November 21

Victorian Society Presentation “Then and Now”

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

The presentation will feature a slide show of the Historic Upper Montclair Business District chronicling the development of the area from a rural settlement in the 1880s to a burgeoning suburban town in the 1930s. Historical facts, some architectural notes, neighborhood lore, and plenty of “then and now” comparison photos are incorporated. Presented by Helen Fallon. Refreshments Served 7:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-5976.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

This year’s community Thanksgiving service, sponsored by the West Essex Ministerial Association, will be held at 7:30pm. The First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.


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In this musical based on the beloved Bing Crosby/ Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.” Runs through December 30. Visit web for details. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with UNICO, Rotary & Lions Club, is proud to announce the Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Delicious food & an exciting guest speaker will be enjoyed by all who plan to attend. Noon-2pm. Mayfair Farms Restaurant, Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. For ticket information, please visit website: www.

Frog Pond Science Club Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Explore with nets, magnifiers and microscopes to investigate what lives at the pond and learn from a naturalist what can be done to protect and conserve the pond inhabitants. Advance registration required. 4-5pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

Sunday, November 25 Broadway Comes to Caldwell Instead of going to Broadway…welcome Broadway stars to the stage at The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 7:30pm. Advance tickets are available online or in the office or at the door. 973-228-0310.

Monday, November 26 Hanukkah Boutique The vendors will include, jewelry, clothing, Judaica and some other interesting gifts. 9am3pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Tuesday, November 27 Introduction to Essential Oils

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Friday, November 23 Annie the Musical


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by cruel Miss Hannigan in 1930’s New York. Call for dates and times. Sitnik Theatre 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979-0900.

A class on how to use essential oils in your home. Topics of discussion will focus on the use of oils in cooking, cleaning, mood management and creating an atmosphere. Attendees will leave with samples. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove Library. 973-239-1447.

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Saturday, November 24

Food Science: Where Does Our Food Come From?

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2018 Team Zoey Turkey Trot A benefit 5K Road Race and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk to help find the cure for Progeria, a “rapid aging” syndrome afflicting children. 9:30am. Verona Park, Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave., Verona. events/2018/19848/2018-team-zoey

The 4-H Food Science Program is a series of 8 classes where youth explore some of their favorite food items, how they are made and where they come from. Youth will participate in hands-on activities including dissecting foods, games and cooking. November’s theme is Corn in its Many Forms. Also November 28, 4-5:30pm. Garibaldi Hall, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Advance registration is required; call 973-353-1337 or email (preferred) (continued on page 52)

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: • Cataract Surgery • Lasik Surgery • Eye Lid Plastic Surgery • Glaucoma & Diabetic Eye Care • Pediatric Eye Care • Verisyse Refractive Implants • Premium Intraocular Lens • Intacs Corneal Implants



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Are You a New Jersey Woman Business Owner? Come See What We’re About! Founded in 1978, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is the longest-standing, statewide organization of women business owners in New Jersey. Its primary objective is to encourage and support business ownership by women.

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Wednesday, November 28 Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Discovering Trees Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities. Each class will include a guided hike, hands-on activity and a story. 1–2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: visit website at or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Thursday, November 29 “The Assignment” Production Julian J. Torres is an ebullient and loquacious 39-year-old college re-entry student trying for a new start and a better life after a troubled youth. English teacher Helen Payne is impressed despite herself, and mentors Julian until a writing assignment reveals that they were once on opposite sides of a similar violent act. As the holidays approach, the two struggle to find reconciliation and forgiveness. Through December 16. Call for dates and times. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange.

Ornament Workshop

Celebrate with Us! NJAWBO 2018 Holiday Dinner & Expo November 29, 2018, 5:30–8:00 PM The Bethwood, Totowa, NJ REGISTRATION LINK:

This workshop is all about the ornaments! Learn to cut glass and piece them together to make gorgeous ornaments. Projects are ready 1 week from the day made. This class is suitable for age 16+. All participants are welcome to bring their own beverages. 7-9pm. Glassworks Studio 151 South St., Morristown. 973-656-0800.

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16th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts Join New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper and Shadowhouse, Daniel José Older, as he returns with the release of Dactyl Hill Squad: Rescue Run, a new series blending history and fantasy like never before. As an author Older’s books reflect how people of color are heroes too and how diversity plays an important role throughout our lives today. 7pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555.

Adult Ceramic Painting Night

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Paint your own snowman cookie jar. Presented by Park Avenue Art Studio. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at 973-2268636 or

Nothing says “holiday magic” better than the classic Nutcracker. New Jersey Ballet has been bringing this production to families for more decades. The troupe of professional dancers have all studied in the world’s finest academies and toured on every continent. Audiences will be delighted when the theater lights go down and the magical toys come alive on stage. Dec. 1 & 2, 1pm & 4:30pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood,

Saturday, December 1 Mosaic Dances: Celebrating 15 Years of Mediterranean Magic

Sunday, December 2

Friday, November 30

Holiday Tours

Relax, Renew and Connect Gathering for Women Take time away from your daily busy schedule and allow yourself to relax, restore, rejuvenate and celebrate life. Give yourself the precious gift of looking within and connecting with other spiritually inclined Women. Learn to let go of stress, fear, anxiety, become present in the ‘now’ and re-connect with yourself, practice self-love, self-acceptance and forgiveness. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. 973-857-9090 or visit

To celebrate the Company’s 15th anniversary, the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company, in association with Mount St. Dominic Academy, presents 2 performances of original dance works from the repertory, highlighting the diverse dance styles and folklore of the Mediterranean regions of North Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe. Free. 4 & 8pm. Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. Reservations recommended. 1-800-838-3006.

Visit six exceptional homes and two historic sites with hosts to answer questions. Pine boughs, ribbons, aromas of the season welcome us to the holiday season. Discounts for ticket-holders at local restaurants and gifts at two local boutiques. Noon-4:30pm. Complimentary refreshments at American Legion James Caldwell Post #185, 303 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell before and/or after your tour at Corner of Personette and Bloomfied Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-4067.

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r. Med Dawoud is pragmatic. His philosophy: “Look outside of the mouth first before looking inside. Before fixing what’s wrong, know why it’s wrong.” He explains that lifestyle factors contribute to dental health or ill health. “In terms of prevention, it’s important to figure out the underlying reason so we can prevent a problem from happening in the future.” As an example, he notes a correlation between high blood pressure and diabetes, and the medications used to treat them, and oral health conditions. Periodontal disease and tooth decay may occur faster than in patients without these conditions. The founder of D & G Dental unabashedly boasts, “Get ready for a different type of dentistry.” Dr. Dawoud and his colleagues, Doctors Paula Gencarelli and Shahin Ghobadi, along with their staff, offer cleanings, dental exams and other basics of oral healthcare. They also offer implant dentistry, complex cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. Offering a range of services means that the dentists rarely refer patients to specialists outside of the practice.

“We’re the only dental office you’ll ever need for virtually every oral health issue that might arise.” —Dr. Med Dawoud The dentists at D & G have embraced the latest technological advances. “We encourage new technology,” says Dr. Dawoud. Lasers are used to perform several soft tissue procedures to create a minimally-invasive procedure akin to laparoscopic surgery. “Patients recover quickly with less post-op sensitivity.” 3D imaging using a CBCT scan creates a full mouth picture and allows for precise placement of dental implants using a custom guide.

Dr. Dawoud is one of several dentists in the area certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a minimallyinvasive, scalpel-free periodontal procedure that can correct gum recession. He and his team excel at same-day dental implants to replace missing teeth. To stay current on advances in implantology, Dr. Dawoud attends continuing education conferences sponsored by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, in which he has fellowship status. For patients with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate a CPAP machine, he offers a custom-made oral appliance that allows for a more comfortable way to treat the condition. Dr. Dawoud assures patients they will have access to dental care that is modern, advanced, comfortable and compassionate. “We’re the only dental office you’ll ever need for virtually every oral health issue that might arise,” he says.

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

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

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

Sue Waldman, LPC The goal of GoodPoint Medicine is to provide alternative solutions to various health conditions. The lead practitioner, Hui-Tzu Yang, L.Ac., has over 15 years of training and professional experience in China and New York specializing in pain management and women’s health issues. She brings her passion and experience of natural medicine to Essex County. With GoodPoint’s signature peaceful, calm environments, you can always expect the highest quality of care. GoodPoint Medicine offers acupuncture, cupping, Guasha, Chinese herbs, and massage therapy to help you get better naturally.

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Woodland Plaza, 155 Prospect Avenue, Suite 205, West Orange 973-910-8288 |

Chiropractor. At All-ProHealth we offer a wide range of services and therapies. Our goal is to provide our patients not only with pain relief, but also a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Every treatment plan we offer is unique. This enables us to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions successfully and permanently!

All-Pro Health 381 Walnut St, Livingston | 973-251-6569

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

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

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

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

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.

Dr. Andrea Buccino 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 |

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

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

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Dr. Farideh Golestani & Assos. 471 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-597-1818

101Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510, West Orange | 973-736-5907

The Neigel Center offers advanced skin care and a variety of non-invasive, non-surgical, FDA approved facial rejuvenation treatments to help patients achieve the greatest level of optimal, healthy and rejuvenated skin. Medical Aesthetician, Shari Friedman, is clinically trained in advanced techniques and treatments, such as SaltFacial Therapy, IntraCel MicroNeedling, PRP and Chemical Peels. Whether you’re looking for Optimal Results in Preventative, Corrective or Maintenance skin care, the Neigel Center will help you achieve beautiful skin for every decade of life.

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

Montclair Pediatric Dental Care 31 Valley Road, Second Floor, Montclair | 973-771-5387


The Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200, Florham Park | 973-410-1100


Platinum Fitness features one of the largest cardio training areas in the United States, comprehensive strength training, personal training, functional training, and more. A membership in their state-of-the-art health club means access to spacious training studios, certified trainers, group exercise classes, personal consultations— and amenities that include a juice bar, spacious locker rooms, sauna, and private showers.

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.

Platinum Fitness 309 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044 | 973-857-2500

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Northern New Jersey Eye Institute 4 Locations: South Orange, West Caldwell, Elizabeth & Morristown 973-763-2203 |


Specializing in injections (Botox, Dysport, Fillers), Coolsculpting, PRP Procedures, Body Contouring, Microblading, Microneedling, Vaginal Rejuvenation and other Spa services,all to help clients “Look and Feel your Best.”

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

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1 Mt. Prospect Avenue, Verona | 973-650-3204

796 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-736-7647 |


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

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

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-559-5231

Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5855


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

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

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

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

Specialty Beauty Services. The core mission of Dr. De Hoyos is to provide a positive clinical atmosphere, conducive for healing and fostering a healthy consciousness in each patient to facilitate meeting and exceeding their physical therapy goals as well as clinical outcomes.

Feminink Beauty Studio offers services such as permanent makeup, microblading, and lashes and brows, help clients to achieve the greatest “you” possible.

Lightport Physical Therapy & Spa

22 S Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 201-720-1162 |

355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-2280072

Plastic Surgeon. New Jersey Plastic Surgery is the premier surgery practice in the greater Essex County area for the past 20 year. Dr. Barry DiBernardo, Medical Director, is recognized as a leader in plastic surgery and has been named one of the best plastic surgeons in America. Dr. Barry DiBernardo provides quality care with the best possible results. The highly professional staff at New Jersey Plastic Surgery are always attentive to your needs and concerns and are committed to helping you get the look you want.

New Jersey Plastic Surgery 29 Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-2000

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

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

Feminink Beauty Studio

Women’s Services. Take the first step toward improving your life! The NCJW/ Essex Center for Women is a resource for all women and children providing low cost or no cost services. The professional staff and trained volunteers provide life skills, independence, self-esteem, and career opportunities. Diversified workshops, computer classes, legal guidance, career services, and self-empowerment programs are available.

NCJW/Essex Center for Women 70 So. Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston | 973-994-4994 |

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

Transformative Healing Judy O’Connor 16 Grove Ave, Verona | 201-401-2883 |

886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1184

Senior Care. Daughters of Israel is a multi-faceted, state-of-the-art, skilled nursing facility offering the most modern and comprehensive services available. They offer a full continuum of care, from short-term rehabilitation for sub-acute care and temporary respite stays, to long-term skilled nursing and memory care, as well as a broad array of specialty programs and services.

Daughters of Israel 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5100

Zura offers incredibly powerful and transformational yoga and movement practices to help you become stronger, breathe more deeply, and flow more easily into movement that inspires you. Whether your passion is hot yoga, power vinyasa, dance or fitness, they have classes to make you sweat and feel great in your body. Zura is a place for community and connection – a place where people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will feel welcomed. At Zura they offer a world of movement possibilities - find which class inspires you to move!

Zura 18 Lackawanna Plaza , Montclair | 973-233-0414

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Great News for Portuguese Steakhouse Afficianados! Assado Steakhouse Has Opened in Livingston to Rave Reviews!


here’s no need to keep trekking to Newark or even New York City for top-notch steak and Portuguese food—now that Assado Steakhouse has opened to rave reviews in Livingston, NJ. Owned and operated by Livingston resident Wilson DeSousa, Assado, a rustic and modern Portuguese Steakhouse with a classy Manhattan look and feel, has opened at 222 N. Livingston Avenue. Assado offers on- and off-premises catering for all occasions and will soon boast outdoor seating. “I love that I can share my roots of traditional Portuguese cuisine with the community,” said DeSousa, who added that people are coming from all over the state to experience Assado—the only full-service BYOB Portuguese restaurant in NJ. Wilson DeSousa Photo by Dan Epstein

DeSousa is no stranger to the restaurant industry—he’s been the proprietor of Maize,

a Portuguese restaurant that has been located inside of the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ for a decade. And, he has brought Maize’s renowned Chef Joao Viana to serve as the head chef at Assado. Assado’s menu is huge and varied with diners able to choose from a myriad of traditional dishes including a 24 oz. Grilled Cow Boy Steak, Salted Cod, or Grilled Octopus, served over peppers, onions and Portuguese olive oil; Barbeque Whole Chicken, Beef Ribs or Pork, cooked over a charcoal grill pit; and many other dishes incorporating shrimp and mariscos in green or red sauce; as well as the ever-popular Seafood Combo for Two, which includes a whole lobster with grilled scallops, clams, shrimp and calamari.

Assado Steakhouse 222 N. Livingston Ave, Livingston, 973-422-0501 |

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Fresh, Healthy & Authentic


Divina Ristorante BGR–Burgers Grilled Right 56 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-337-5783 9 West South Orange Avenue, South Orange 973-762-0050 Committed to providing every customer with the unique dining experience of having their food grilled to temperature, and cooked to order, on an open flame


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

Sautéed Fish Filet with Ginger & Scallion

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9 Time Consecutive Winner!

Gold Winner

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.

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients

Order Online at:

• Gluten-Free Dishes Offered SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:00AM-10:30PM

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

199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 VISIT OUR 2ND LOCATION: WYCKOFF, NJ • 201.891.8878


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

577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-239-8880 Providing customers with high quality sushi, sashimi, and good services. The restaurant is a peaceful and pleasant place to dine in. (continued on page 54)

On & Off Premise Catering Gift Certificates Available



Now Accepting Reservations for Thanksgiving


Open Thanksgiving Day, 2-8pm • $49 per person


11 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778


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EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO LuNello 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

888-335-4007 | is a leading importer of specialties from Germany and throughout Europe, providing items, which are hard to find at local markets, available to consumers who seek the foods they enjoyed while living and traveling in Europe.

FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra 216 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield 973-575-7720 The “family kitchen” of Cucina Calandra provides classic Italian cuisine in a family-friendly environment. The menu centers on southern Italian cooking in a dining room reminiscent of an Italian courtyard. The dining room features a stone deck

wood-burning oven and children can shape and decorate their own pizza. Pasta Night is featured on Tuesdays with pasta dishes and bottles of wines offered at half price.

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

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






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Rare, The Steakhouse

Mezza Mediterranean

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

277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston 973-992-9300 Mezzo prepares authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch in their new spacious and attractive dining space.

LIVINGSTON Assado Portuguese Steakhouse 222 N Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-422-0501 Their rustic yet modern decor provides the perfect setting for a Portuguese steakhouse experience

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, H, MCC, TO

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

MONTCLAIR Aozora 407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9400 | Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine with warm, elegant and relaxed ambiance. BYO, MCC, $MOD$EXP, TO (continued on page 56)




3 Years in a Row!

PURCHASE 15% OFF ANY With this coupon only. Limit 1 per visit. May not be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/30/18.

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Gold Winner


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



407 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair | 973-233-9400 VERONA’S ORIGINAL


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Gold Winner

Eight Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

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


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

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

Super Bowl Sunday Catering Available!

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine 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. Eight-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

Full Service Restaurant & Bar

Live Music 6 Days a Week

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Delivery with Doordash Now Available! Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange (within 15 miles)

34 South Valley Road, West Orange | 973-736-7899 Mon-Thur 3pm-Midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight


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

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 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.


On Premise Parties & Catering

Food only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on holidays.

Highlawn Pavilion

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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

The Little Gym of Montclair 973-744-1002 A seriously fun STEM learning center and birthday party venue in Montclair, NJ, L3 Academy capitalizes on a child’s natural curiosity about the world to think critically and solve problems. What’s better than learning through play?

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

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

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

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

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788

Day Care/PreSchool.

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

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

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

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

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

Main St. Cottage 678 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona | 973-571-0800

Home Cleaning. Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” Cleaning Service for past seven years, 2011-2017. The entire Five Star Cleaning service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Bonded, insured, experienced. Call for a free quote.

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 |

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

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

Kiddie Academy

Maria Correa

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

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

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Home Décor.

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

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

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


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

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


Paterson Habitat for Humanity ReStore

194 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-403-9968 571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-509-1607 Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream takes pride in making all their ice cream and yogurts on the premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. Over 52 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream; low-fat and fat-free yogurt; no sugar added ice cream; non-dairy Tofutti; Italian ices and sorbets, sundaes; banana splits; milkshakes and more. Ice cream cakes for all occasions (for pick up or delivery).

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

415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-782-6993

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

Home Security. Protect your family and home with a state-of-the-art security system that is comprehensive, convenient and easy to use. SupremeConnect/Home—an automated system that utilizes the latest cutting edge Z-Wave® technology to give you complete control of your home’s security from virtually anywhere! Get remote access to critical functions including lights, locks, thermostats and cameras as well.

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 |

Supreme Security Systems, Inc. 1-888-SUPREME (787-7363) |

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

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

Walter Bauman

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating

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

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

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.

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

Keil Design & Construction 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 1, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 |

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 Offering a clean, safe and sociable environment. The climate controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ani Ramen House 401 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-3960 | The Cloverleaf Tavern is a casual family restaurant know for the best burgers and beer selection in Northern NJ. You’ll find 25 beers on draft and over 65 bottled beers at the bar.

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

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

Montclair Handyman Services Montclair | 973-746-1002

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

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

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Diamond Minds

THE WRITE STUFF Keys to a successful family business and 90 years of growth By Barry Farber


had the opportunity to have a tour through a New Jersey manufacturing facility for a Barry Farber recent taping of Mind Your Business TV. The Pen Company of America is the number one manufacturer of pens in the USA, making over 200 million pen components each year. The family-run business has been around since 1928 and has survived four generations. I sat down to speak with Colleen Shea, VP of Marketing, to talk about the keys to success in business and how to get along with family when working together every day. Barry Farber: You work with your brothers, Matt and Greg, and your father, Hap. What are some of the key points that you’d like to share about how a family works together and gets along and thrives? Colleen Shea: The first thing is that we all didn’t jump into the family business. We all had successful careers outside of the family business and then decided to come into it. This gave us all an outside perspective from working with other companies and how to use that knowledge on the inside. Also, we respect each other’s strengths and each of us has a unique skill set that we bring to the table. We try not to step on each other’s toes. Matt is the engineering person, so when he tells us something we listen to it and respect it and usually run with it. We all know our roles and they’re pretty well defined. The Shea Family

BF: How about the time spent with your family after work? CS: We do try to go our separate ways after work, much to my mother’s dismay. We rarely see each other on the weekends unless for holidays or special events. We give each other a little space on the weekends before we come together again on Monday morning.

BF: What are some of the key strategies you’ve applied for your business success? CS: One of the things we do is recognize opportunities even though that opportunity might not be 100% in our wheelhouse in order to diversify. We are set in our principles of being a USA manufacturer with USA made products, but we’ve gone outside of the scope of just traditional ball point pens.

BF: Can you give me an example?

CS: We had someone come to us with a unique marker idea and we jumped on that. We had an opportunity to purchase a pencil company. We’re not a pencil manufacturer, but it fit in with our USA made product line and allowed us to diversify. Keeping an open mind and eye out for where we can diversify and expand the company is key to continued success and not pigeonhole us into just a plastic pen manufacturer.

BF: Any other keys to your history of success? CS: Our employees. Our average years of service is something like 14 or 15 years. Our employees have been with us a long time and really buy into us and our culture of working together and our goals. We promote a lot from within. My plant manager started out as a machine operator right out of high school. He worked his way up through machine operator, quality control, head of quality control and now he runs the entire factory floor. Having other people see the growth from within helps build a terrific group of employees and is a big part of our success.

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


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“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!

5pm to 9pm Nov. 16, 17, 18; Nov. 23, 24, 25; Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 Every night from December 7 to 31 Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & 25

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange


Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle

Open Wednesdays to Sundays November 28 to December 30 • Noon-4pm (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and December 24)

Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s. Free Admission.

Holiday Candlelight Tours Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 6, 7, 8; Dec. 13, 14, 15; Dec. 20, 21, 22; Dec. 27, 28, 29 • 7pm Celebrate the season with a guided tour of historic Kip’s Castle during the twilight hours. $8 per person, advance registration required. Space is limited.

Historic Holiday House Tour Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2 Decorated for the holiday season, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. For locations and more information, visit

Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

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.

(Registration Deadline: December 1 Project Drop Off, December 1 to December 3)

Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, Essex County Parks Foundation and Zoological Society of New Jersey

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-2pm Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

Entries on display December 6-15,

See a complete list of events at:

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

Be Your Brightest for the Holidays! For a smile that’s

M erry & B right come in for a Zoom speed whitening.

Call the office today for an appointment. BEFORE


Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

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

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