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TABLE of CONTENTS

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10 INSIDE ESSEX Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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26 IN THE MARKETPLACE Baby’s Perfect Gift – A “Perfect” Store

29 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013 Shop Local, Give Local

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38 CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY 50 SEEN IN ESSEX Livingston Bicentennial Gala

58 HEALTH & BEAUTY 58 Workplace Safety 60 Diamond Minds 61 Suburban Essex Health & Beauty Pages

68 HOLIDAY BRUNCH RECIPES 70 RESTAURANT GUIDE 75 REAL ESTATE

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Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Children’s Foundation

n Monday, September 16, 2013, the Children’s Institute of Livingston and Verona held their annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Galdstone. The event was held to raise funds for the Children’s Institute (TCI) as well as the institute’s rapidly growing adult program, The Center for Independence (TCI), The event raised over $50,000 in support of the programs—124 golfers participated in the event that included dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and remarks from parent Kristin Olson. Additionally, teens from the TCI High School Film Program filmed video of each golfer’s swing at the 10th hole, and the videos were played during the event’s cocktail hour. For more information on the Children’s Institute programs, located at One Sunset Avenue in Verona and 6 Regent Street in Livingston, please visit www.tcischool.org or call 973-509-3050.

Township Awarded Complete Streets Excellence Award

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ontclair was awarded the Complete Streets Excellence Award by The New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University on Monday, October 21, 2013. The Township was one of five communities recognized for their dedication to keeping their streets safe through their Complete Streets initiative. Hoboken, Lambertville, Newark and North Wildwood also were recipients. Montclair Engineer Kim Craft presented on “Right-Sizing Streets,” as part of a panel discussion and later accepted the award on behalf of the township. More than 300 officials, health and wellness advocates, engineers and planners from around the state attended the event. For more information on the Complete Streets Initiative or the Rutgers University Complete Streets Summit, please visit njbikeped.org/complete-streetssummit-2013.

Local Knitters Support National Adoption Day

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reative Hands, a group of knitters and crocheters who are part of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section volunteer program, worked to create a litany of knitted scarves and hats. The items where made to benefit approximately 70 children set to be adopted in Essex County in conjunction with National Adoption Day, held on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The hats and scarves were picked up by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Senior Case Supervisor Stefanie Burgess-Bertrand and delivered to children awaiting their adoption day. “NCJW’s contribution will be a heartwarming gift for these children as they begin a new life with their new families,” Burgess-Bertrand stated. Creative Hands meets once a month to create knitted and crocheted items to donate to a variety of NCJW/Essex community projects. For more information or to join their group, please visit www.ncjwessex.org or call 973-740-0588.

Local Charity to Receive Donation from Josh Groban

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ittle Kids Rock, a Verona-based nonprofit has been selected to receive a donation from musician Josh Groban’s charity—The Find Your Light Foundation. Dedicated to supporting the arts, education and cultural awareness through the provision of free music lessons, instruments and teacher training in public schools, Little Kids Rock will utilize the funds to support their efforts in area schools. Additionally, students, artists and teachers associated with Little Kids Rock, as well as the organization’s founder, David Wish, were invited to meet Groban at his recent performance at the Prudential Center in Newark. “Little Kids Rock is so grateful to [Josh] Groban for generously supporting arts education through The Find Your Light Foundation,” Wish stated. “Getting the chance to meet Josh and hear him perform in a venue like the Prudential Center was undoubtedly a milestone occasion in their lives!” For more information on Little Kids Rock, or to become involved in their efforts, visit www.littlekidsrock.org. 10

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he Arc of Essex County, an Essex County organization dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, celebrated its 65th anniversary on Friday, November 1. To mark the occasion, the organization hosted its 65th Anniversary Gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Among the approximately 250 attendees, were Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and representatives from the County of Essex, PSE&G and The Candle Lighters, who where honored as the Public, Corporate and Community Partner Awardees for their work for and with the organization. The evening included a dinner, live band and dancing as well as a silent auction, with prizes ranging from a foursome of golf at a local country club to a cocktail ring and a week’s vacation in North Carolina. All proceeds from the auction benefitted The Arc of Essex County’s programs and initiatives. The Arc of Essex County is located at 123 Naylon Avenue in Livingston, and works to provide programs and services to Essex County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information on their work, please visit www.arcessex. org or call 973-535-1181.

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ne People. One Day. One Community. Super Sunday, the annual fundraising phonathon and day of community building in support of the United Jewish Appeal Campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ (UJA), will take place on December 8 at the Aidekman Campus, 901 Rt. 10, Whippany, and the Wilf Campus, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains. Make calls. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including PJ Library® story time, Rock ‘n Wrap (rock with a DJ while wrapping gifts) and Shvitz Dance™, take a yoga class, sign up for the bone marrow registry, drop off canned goods, and shop vendors. The day includes a toy drive and the collection of new coats, gloves, scarves, and hats for the needy and those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, plus a high energy evening call session for teens and college students. Volunteer today or learn more by visting www.jfedgmw.org/supersunday or call (973) 929-3010.

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Suburban Essex Giveaway New Giveaway Makes Mondays Fun By Rhonda L. Rivera

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hat do prizes and Mondays have in common? Until now, not much. However, Suburban Essex Mobile is changing that with its exciting first-ever Shop Local Give Local Giveaway program! Look for your game piece inside this issue of Suburban Essex Magazine. The best part—IT’S ALL FREE! All you have to do is register your unique number from your postcard game piece on www.SuburbanEssexMobile.com. Check back every Monday beginning at 3pm from December 9, 2013 through January 27, 2014, when three winning numbers will be posted. If your unique number is posted, call 973-276-1688 to get the details about how to claim your prize. You’ll need your game piece, with your signature information filled out, so don’t lose it!*

The names of Giveaway winners will be announced on www.SuburbanEssexMobile.com. Winners will receive a great prize from local shops and restaurants—from a free car wash to a chef challenge dinner and a variety of gift certificates. Soon, everyone in suburban Essex County is going to be saying “I Love Mondays!” To increase your chances of winning, visit participating shops and restaurants that have additional game pieces. For a complete list of participating businesses, go to www.SuburbanEssexMobile.com. Shop Local, Give Local—support your local economy for all of your gift-giving and shopping needs.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS WINTER 2013

22nd Annual Santa Claus Special Celebrate the wonderful spirit and joy with a ride on the “Santa Claus Special,” a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with Old Saint Nick onboard. Dec.1; Dec. 7 & 8; and Dec.14 & 15, 2013. Departures: 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain, snow, sleet or shine. Railroad Plaza, Whippany Rd., Whippany. For tickets and more Info call 973-887-8177 or visit www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 Women’s Workshops December and January programs are: Understanding social security; Scams, fraud, and identity theft; Tips and tools that will help pay for college; New Year, New You, and How to make a divorce more affordable. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

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An exciting pre-holiday bazaar offering over 20 dealers in lovely and unusual personal and gift items and decorations including jewelry, handbags, cosmetics and scents, casual and dressy clothing, specialty foods, holiday ornaments and kitchen gadgets. Enjoy a glass of champagne or wine along with light hors d’oeuvres as you shop. An array of raffle prizes donated by our vendors. Noon-5pm. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. Call 973-748-5459 for information.

A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. January group is Widows. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Computer Classes for Women

The Moose is back by popular demand! Meet a Moose with an impossible dream—to fly with Santa’s reindeer! Enjoy the whimsy and magic of the holiday spirit in this enchanting holiday “moosical.” Ages 4-8. 2:30-4pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Classes scheduled for December and January are: PowerPoint; Outlook; Intermediate WORD; Intro to WORD; and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

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Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle Exhibit An Interactive Family Exhibit will explore issues of nutrition and exercise, and provide an interactive “tool kit” for disease prevention and healthy behavior. The exhibit’s interactive components, animation and exercise challenges will help visitors appreciate that small incremental changes in good nutrition and activity can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

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Advent Festival Visit a dozen different craft stations for making tree ornaments and other decorations, along with enjoying a brief devotional time and carol sing to mark the first Sunday of Advent. Materials are provided and volunteers will be on hand to help. Families and individuals are welcome. Free. 2-4:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Pre-register by calling 973-228-0310.

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather From the far reaches of outer space, the stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol swing into action. Learn all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary, on this extraordinary voyage through the Solar System. Ages 6-9. Sat. & Sun., 3pm. Runs thru Dec. 22. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

Art Talk/The Captivating Cosmos Advances in the study of such theories as black holes, parallel universes, and the curving of spacetime have forced physicists to walk the line between science and philosophy. The Captivating Cosmos explores the ways that artists have sought to give experiential meaning to these obtuse ideas. 7-9pm. The Beck Room in The Walsh Library, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange.

Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits Through the Years

Women’s Workshops December and January programs are: Understanding social security; Scams, fraud, and identity theft; Tips and tools that will help pay for college; New Year, New You and How to make a divorce more affordable. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-9944994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for dates and times.

This Grammy-winning icon of country and pop (“The Gambler” and “Lady”) presents an evening of greatest hits and holiday standards. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

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Toy Drive Van Vleck House and Gardens and the Junior League of Montclair-Newark are sponsoring a toy drive for children in need. New, unwrapped toys for ages 2-12 may be dropped off at side entrance, from 9am-3pm thru Dec. 15. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-7444752 or visit www.vanvleck.org.

Holiday Guitar Performance Guitarist Jessie Rivera will perform a medley of holiday songs on the guitar. 2pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more info or to sign up.

The Special Guest will be Sean Morton. This show will help support area food pantries. Bring in nonperishable food items or gently used clothing for a chance at a special prize. Reservations recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-7312967 for more info and reservations.

Holiday at Essex County Kip’s Castle Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Open Wednesday through Sunday, noon–4pm. Free admission. Kips Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. Call 973-239-2465 www.essexcountynj.org.

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Computer Classes for Women

Small Works Show Holiday Reception

Computer training is available to all women at all levels. Classes scheduled for December and January are: PowerPoint; Outlook; Intermediate WORD; Intro to WORD; and Basic EXCEL. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for dates and times.

Art is the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Opening Holiday Reception to kick off the Small Works gallery show from 6-9pm. A commission painting of a pet or loved one is always an option as well as a gift certificate. The show runs through Dec. 31st. 6pm. Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union St., Lambertville. Call 908-766-2720 or visit www.highlandsartgallery.com

The Nutcracker New York Theatre Ballet’s production is the only hour-long Nutcracker presented by a professional troupe in the metro area. It is perfectly suited to the attention span of younger audience members, yet sophisticated enough for the most discerning adult. 2 & 5pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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“Oliver!” A Musical

Holiday Lights Spectacular Come visit the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo with your family and friends during our Holiday Lights Spectacular! During this event, the Zoo will be illuminated by lights and holiday displays throughout the park. Donations of non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys and new or gently used winter coats for the less fortunate are appreciated. Free. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973731-5800 ext 275 for information.

New Directions/Jean Shin: Host The third in MAM’s annual New Directions series of contemporary art exhibitions is a major new outdoor sculpture by acclaimed artist Jean Shin. Titled Host, it is on long-term view on the Museum’s grounds and the first commission in an outdoor sculpture garden celebrating the Museum’s Centennial. Runs thru Jan. 15. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.com.

Peer Support Groups A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. January group is Widows. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Dickens larger-than-life characters sing and dance their way into your heart with iconic songs including “Food, Glorious Food,” “Who Will Buy?,” and “Consider Yourself.” Runs through Dec. 29. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org for dates and times.

Season of Light This annual holiday favorite traces the development of many of the world’s endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season-from the Yule log and sparkling Christmas tree lights to the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah. Ages 6 and up. Sat. & Sun., 3pm. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

Nutley Little Theatre Schedules Auditions Nutley Little Theatre has scheduled auditions at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, on Sun., Dec. 1, Mon., Dec. 2, and Tues., Dec. 3, 7pm. Auditions will also be held at Bergen Community College, Ender Hall, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus. Dec. 2 and 3, 4-6:30pm for Mark Medoffs drama, Children of a Lesser God, which will open in February at NLT and in June at Bergen Community College.


THINK Extreme Planets Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up, 40 minutes. Wed.–Fri., 2pm Sat.& Sun., 2 & 4pm. Runs thru Dec. 22. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www. newarkmuseum.org.

Mooseltoe Meet a Moose with an impossible dream—to fly with Santa’s reindeer! Enjoy the whimsy and magic of the holiday spirit in this enchanting holiday “moosical.” Ages 4-8. 2:304pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts. org.

Dynamic Earth: Revealing Nature’s Secrets Visitors can touch and examine fossils, rocks, minerals and biological specimens to gather and interpret information. Learn how the earth’s geography as well as plants and animals have evolved over the past 4.6 billion years. Ongoing. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 Cedric “The Entertainer”

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Dead People’s Things by Patricia Ione Lloyd A dark comedy about an elderly resident of a Veteran’s and Widows Home and a nurse’s aide. They catch each other stealing from the dead. What goes missing is more than either one of them bargained for. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information.

Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood Judaica Shop The Sisterhood Judaica Shop will be open on a special schedule for Hanukkah shopping needs. All are welcome. Dec. 2- Dec. 5, 10am-Noon. (Hours vary daily )Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 or visit www.tbanj.org.

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American Sign Language Now registering for private, semiprivate or small group instruction for adults, and small group instruction for children age 4 and older. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell. For scheduling information at call 9732281843 or email information@ thelanguageinstitute.com.

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WomanSONG and Strings Director Fran DePalma-Iozzi with the Metropolitan Woodwind Ensemble Director Dr. Louis Iozzi. 8pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. Call 973-226-6043 for information.

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Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances and film. Some notable accolades include nabbing The Aftra Award Of Excellence In Television Programming For His Fox Television Series “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…”; Special guest Malik S. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Conservative Judaism: Is it still a movement? Rabbi Tobin, Religious Leader at B’nai Shalom ,will lead this discussion. 7pm. B’nai Shalom in West Orange, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Instruction by Jennifer HondruCelestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Open to students at all levels. Bring your own mat. Full series runs through Dec. 16. 9:30-10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Viva Verdi In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, a program of beloved concert arias. 6:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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Kenny Rogers Performs Rogers will be performing an assortment of holiday classics and selections from his legendary catalog of hits. Special guest Linda Davis. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary

Sisterhood Rosh Hodesh: Celebrating the New Hebrew Month Rosh Hodesh is a special time for women to gather to celebrate the new Hebrew month. Women are invited to join in an evening of learning, ritual and sharing. Led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. All welcome. Contact the temple office at 973-994-2290 or visit www.tbanj.org.

Roseland Library Event Preschool Storytime & Learning Centers: Gingerbread Man stories at 11:30am & 3:30pm. Also Dec. 3,10 & 17 with different topics. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more info or to sign up.

NJAWBO MetroEast Networking over Breakfast Discover how Relational Feng Shui Design and Interior Architecture can create energized and engaged environments that go to work for you. You will learn about specific Design Metaphors that reveal hidden obstacles at work and home and experience intentional design strategies for successful work-life balance, presented by Marina Servos and Teresa Marinelli. 8-9:30am. 459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell. Call 609-308-2530 or visit www.whoscoming.com/njawbo-region2 for information.

My Aching Neck!

Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer and his orchestra get you into the swinging spirit of the holiday season with their hip and cool sound that injects boogie woogie with a dash of rock ‘n roll attitude. 7:30pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Neurosurgeon Adam Lipson, MD, FAANS, will discuss strategies to relieve neck discomfort which range from lifestyle changes to surgery. Free, registration required. 7pm. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 for information.

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Come join us for this special event in a safe and uplifting environment with Akalsukh Singh. 7-9:15pm. Aquarian Yoga, 641 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. For more information call 908-884-4984 or email: info@aquarianyogacenter.com.

En Passant: Weekly Chess Workshop Learn the rules, hone your game and enjoy this centuries-old game of tactics and strategy. Participants will be separated into beginner, intermediate, and advanced player groups where respective groups will learn the concepts of checkmate, effective game openings, the En passant trap, varying attacks, chess notation and defensive strategies. Registration required and limited. 4:30-5:30pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 3rd floor. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 www.montclairlibrary.org.

Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. Special guests Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Perinatal Bereavement Support Group A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. 7:30pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston. Call 973322-5745 to register.

Family Storytime Share books, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music with your children. Enjoy a dynamic program that encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of early literacy skills. Also Dec. 18. at 11am. Ages newborn-5pm. Kids Place @ Bellevue Ave., Branch Library,185 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 for information.

Every Wednesday night is family night. Live entertainment for children and 1/2 off dinners for children. 6pm-8pm. The Clover Leaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Call 973-226-9812 for information.

Seton Hall University Orchestra & Choir Winter Concert presented by Seton Hall University Arts Council. Free. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Light & Love: An Advent Film Series w/ Soup The first of three Wednesday evenings in Advent to enjoy a simple soup meal and explore the themes of darkness and light using video clips from popular films. These pan-generational events are for all ages. Films include “Eight Below”, “The Muppets Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express.” Sign ups are appreciated for each week. Also Dec. 11th and 18th. 6:30pm. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-7424 or visit www.unioncong.org.

Roseland Library Event Kids’ Creative Wednesday: Learn all about the tradition of wooden shoes in Holland at 11:30am & 3:30pm. Also Dec. 4,11 & 18 with a different topics. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more info or to sign up. (continued on page 20)

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“Happily Ever After” Movie Series 42 Street—Starring Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell. Meet a dewy-eyed ingenue, a gee-whiz tenor, stuck-up stars and brassy blondes. They are all denizens of 42 Street, belting out ageless songs and tapping out sensational numbers. 1pm. Free. Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

Latin Pianist Icon, Rio Clemente performs, with stories to amaze and amuse! 8pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.com.

Cherish The Ladies— A Celtic Christmas The Ladies perform classic Christmas carols, in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies and spectacular step-dancing. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Led by Rabbi Kulwin, if you like to read, and can at least occasionally be available on the first Thursday of every month, join in to read and discuss together with enthusiasm and enjoyment. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for information.

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The Essex Photo Club At its monthly competition David Mills, a trustee of the NJFCC and award winning photographer, will judge members’ images. In addition, Mr. Mills will make comments on submitted exhibition images as a part of the club’s ongoing educational programming. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. For more information visit www.essexphotoclub. org or call 973-835-4861.

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Experience how using chimes, aromatherapy and guided visualization will help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. Meditation helps us also to transform our day-to-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling life. 8pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s office, 20A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There will be food and drink, fabulous valuable raffles, goody bags for all attendees, guest speakers, vendor shopping, free microdermabraions and free make-up applications. The first 30 RSVP’s will receive a 30 unit Dysport voucher. 5-9pm. Cosmetic Laser MD, Susan Stevens Tanne, M.D., 290 South Livingston Ave., Livingston. Call 973-716-9000 for information.

Sponsored by The Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood. Enjoy this early service with an emphasis on singing and congregational participation. After services, the guest speaker at the dinner will be Dr. Clement A. Price. Service 6:30pm. Dinner & Speaker 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham 300, E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call the Temple office at 973-9942290 or visit www.tbanj.org.

Mother Goose Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Ages 3-6. Also Dec. 12 & 19 at 10:30am & 2pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 3rd floor. Call 973-744-0500 ext 2236 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

Ralphie May With a no-nonsense attitude, Ralphie May is not afraid to comment on any topic politically correct or not, as he points out society’s hypocrisies with his hilarious take on the world through his skewed prism. Language, mature themes. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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Holiday House Tour This is a rare opportunity to tour five private homes in Summit and Short Hills. The self-guided Holiday House Tour will feature the Georgian Revival Mansion at Greenwood Gardens decorated with fresh greens, fruits, and flowers. 9:30am2:30pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 or visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org .

David Benoit— A Charlie Brown Christmas The show features the music from the original hit television show “A Charlie Brown Christmas” performed by David Benoit and his trio with guest vocalist Selina Albright. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Christmas Spectacular Celebrate the holiday season with the High School Honor Band and Caldwell College Wind Ensemble and Choir! Featuring works by NJ composer, Joseph Turrin and an international Christmas celebration, culminating with the annual carol sing along, under the direction of Laura Greenwald and Rebecca Vega. 8-10pm. Caldwell College, 9 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. Call 973-228-4424 or visit www.caldwell.edu/calendar. (continued on page 22)

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Enjoy this crowd-pleasing seasonal favorite and celebrate the holidays with our festive Costumed Actors and Seasonal Music. Toy Company owner Harry Humbug has been murdered and it will be up to the audience to help Officer Cratchit unravel this holiday mystery. 7pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. Call 973-429-0960 for information.

Kids’ Creative Wednesday: Learn all about the tradition of wooden shoes in Holland at 11:30am & 3:30pm. Also Dec. 11 & 15 with different topic. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 for more info or to sign up.

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Joseph Arthur Performs

Enjoy arts and crafts, write a letter to Santa and sit with Santa for a photo. 2-5pm. Dec. 7, 10am-Noon & 3-5pm and Dec. 15, Noon-3pm. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973744-4752 or visit www.vanvleck.org for advance tickets.

Ohio native Joseph Arthur was discovered by Peter Gabriel, who signed the folk-rock songwriter to Real World Records in the mid-’90s. Mr. Arthur has released no less than 10 albums and 11 EPs while also contributing to numerous TV and movie soundtracks. Special guest TBA. 8-11pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. Call 973-744-6560 or visit www.outpostintheburbs.org.

Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been delighting audiences for two decades with their spirited renditions of traditional treasures. Their legendary Christmas Tour has become an annual ritual for families who love their music and the special dash of Irish magic they bring to the holiday season. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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“The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle” This song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. 10am. Also Sat. Dec. 7. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org for dates and times.

Fridays at 5:30pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. Call 973-379-555 x 6622 for information.

22nd Annual Gingerbread Wonderland A plethora of over 200 edible scenes will be on display from Santa’s Workshop, to Harry Potter, a grand piano, and the White House; these gingerbread creations will excite and amaze! Runs through Dec. 15. 10am-8pm. Foster Fields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morristown. Call 973-326-7645 for information.

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David Benoit—A Charlie Brown Christmas The show features the music from the original hit television show “A Charlie Brown Christmas” performed by David Benoit and his trio with guest vocalist Selina Albright. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www. sopacnow.org.

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Historic Holiday House Tours During one spectacular weekend, 16 homes and historic sites will be dressed for the holiday season while offering entertainment, refreshments, or educational opportunities. New this year to the holiday event are the monumental Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, Greenwood Gardens of Short Hills and Salvatorian Fathers in Verona. Fees and times vary by location. Also Dec. 8. Call 973.239.2485 or vist www.essexcountynj.org for information.

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Local Interior Decorator, Valerie Ruddy, C.I.D., will share design tips and tricks to make your next holiday look its best. This is a fun and interactive workshop. Free. Bring a friend. 3pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2221 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

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Finger foods are so “in”. Menu highlights: Meatball mini’s, bacon bites, chip n dip, pizza sliders, holiday pops. Ages 5-9. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills Call 973-258-4009 or visit www.kingsfoodmarkets.com.

The Christmas Walk A house tour featuring six large, exceptional houses as well as two historical homes in the West Essex area. Ticket holders will be offered discounts at seven Caldwell shops and four restaurants. Complimentary refreshments will be available at Caldwell Flowerland where last minute tickets can be purchased. Noon-4:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex. For more information wisit www.caldwellkiwanis.org.

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WORK of ART Dance Theater presents “Spellbound”

Luna’s Holiday Laugh-tacular Hosted by comedian Monroe Martin III, featuring the comic stylings of Subhah Agarwal, Ian Fidance, H. Foley, and Nathan Macintosh. 8pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information.

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This Christmas dance musical spectacular is a retelling of the classic nativity story with a twist. Here the audience is invited to see the story in a whole new way through the eyes of an angel. 2pm. Westminster Art Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield. Call 973748-9008 for information.

NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker The first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eyepopping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic that inspires. 1pm & 4pm. Also Dec. 8, 4pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

22nd Annual Santa Claus Special The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion on the Whippany Railway, from Whippany to Roseland and return, allows riders to enjoy the Spirit of the Season and the merriment on the train. Santa Claus makes his way through the train and visits with the children onboard. Santa’s train crew follows along, giving the kids a special gift from Santa. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plz., Whippany. Call 973-887-8177 or visit www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net for dates, tickets and information.

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Handmade crafts will include jewelry, knitted and silk scarves and hats, sophisticated and funky handbags, hand painted glass, pottery and raku, soaps, cutting boards, turned wood bottle stoppers, picture frames and other accessories for the home. There will also be handmade floral designs and wreaths, photography, paintings, notecards, and more. Handmade chocolates and baked goods will also be sold. Free admission.10am-5:30pm. Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. Call Kuhl Designs at 973-7683560 or Montclair HOMECorp at 973744-4141 for information.

Snew White, the loveliest maiden in the land, wants nothing more than to find her real family. But, alas, the evil queen has other plans. When Snew hides out with an odd assortment of dwarves—Snippy, Sloppy, Spiffy, Twitchy, Nosey, Sticky and Brad the Surfer Dwarf—hilarity ensues. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, performances at 1:30 and 3:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. Studio Playhouse,14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-9752 or visit www.studioplayhouse.org

Batik on Silk Class Topics include the process of stretching silk, explanation and experimenting of the 3-color batik as well as the directapplication method using 4-5 colors, and how to get the crackle effect. Students will have at least two pieces of artwork ready to be framed at the end of the day. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, Yard School of Art at MAM, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.com.


Peter Max—A Retrospective—1960-2013 An exhibition of works from America’s iconic artist. A Journey through the Career of a Pop Culture Icon: Four Decades of Artistic Imagery. An artistic diversity that has defined American Art: captured by the artist who began a new visual culture. Wentworth Gallery at the Mall at Short Hills: 12/7 from 5-8pm. 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. Call 800-732-6140 for information.

Holiday Fair You’ll be supporting the James Caldwell High school Swim team while you shop for specialty items such as Silpade Jawelry, Rodan & Fields Skin Care, Cutco Knives, apparel and more. Earn money by selling your old gold jewelry. Enjoy homemade treats and pick up a holiday poinsettia. 11am-3pm. James Caldwell High School, cafeteria, 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell. Call 973-228-6981 for information.

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This will be a USATF-NJ New Balance 500 Point Grand Prix 5K Race. There will also be a Santa Sprint for children ages 4-7. The first 500 registered runners will receive teeshirts. In addition to the race, families can enjoy fun winter festival activities, including holiday shopping from local vendors, tasty treats, rides, reindeer games, and photos with Santa. 9:30am. Trinity Academy, 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Call 917-549-0511 or visit www.trinity5krun.com for information.

Tot Shabbat Followed by optional dinner/project. Also Dec. at 5pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. Call 973-379-555 x 6622 for information.

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hen Ilene Goldmeier created an online shopping site for personalized baby items back in 1995, Baby’s Perfect Gift seemed an appropriate name. After several successful years, she increased her offerings, took on a business partner, and in October 2010 opened a boutique in Upper Montclair. With merchandise now ranging from layette to larger-sized clothing to toys to shower gifts, Goldmeier and co-owner Marcia DeOteris might want to consider renaming their store Baby’s and Toddler’s and Parent’s and Sibling’s Perfect Gift. According to DeOteris, the store’s expanded selection came in response to customer requests: “Many of our customers kept coming to us as their babies became toddlers, so we expanded our line of clothing up to 4T. And once they had a second or third baby, they wanted Big Sister or Big Brother gifts as well.” In addition to clothing for newborns through toddlers, Baby’s Perfect Gift sells a wide range of toys, books, bath- and meal-time items, and keepsake gifts such as pillows and picture frames. As has always been the case, virtually all of these items can be personalized. DeOteris says that “Basically, our best-sellers are any items that can have the baby’s name and birth date added. Monogramming is also very popular, especially on our pillows, blankets and storage bins.” Those storage bins are adorned with an elephant, monkey or owl. They can be filled with items the customer chooses, such as clothing and plush toys, from either the store or the website. 26

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Many customers choose this option, often beginning on the website and coming into the store to finish. Notes Goldmeier, “Blank storage bins filled with items from the store are our most popular baby shower gifts because the presentation looks great. In fact, many of our customers bring the bin back after the baby arrives for monogramming. It’s a fabulous gift at a reasonable price.” Other fabulous gifts are holiday-related; Christmas-themed gifts such as socks, bibs, headbands and hats are always top sellers. DeOteris adds that “We will also be carrying festive outfits for both girls and boys, as well as Christmas toys and baby’s first ornament.” Holiday-themed or not, all purchases are beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, cellophane and ribbons for a fun and festive effect. Explains Goldmeier, “We use decorative wrapping and accessories to build a story.” Her story is clearly a success; she and DeOteris conclude that “We love the connections and friendships we’ve formed with our customers. In the three years that we’ve been here, there has not been a single one who has not come back, which is rare. We also love that our customers stay with us through birth, christening, and siblings; it’s very gratifying.”  Baby’s Perfect Gift 195 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 973-744-6999 www.babysperfectgift.com


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Your Gift with $150 ELLE Purchase You can’t buy this ELLE sterling silver solitaire pendant and chain at Valley Jewelers, but it’s your gift with any $150 purchase of ELLE jewelry or timepieces. Only while supplies last; offers cannot be combined.

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-746-0505 www.valleyjewelersonline.com

Home for the Holidays... This original design celebrates the state of New Jersey! Printed on 100% cotton and accented with hand embroidered details. Pillow, tote and other items available.

Smith & Company

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1167

For Wine Lovers Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or discerning connoisseur, make Amanti Vino your “one-stop” shop for boutique wine, craft beer and small batch spirits. From gift baskets and monthly clubs to wine dinners and classes, they’ve got you covered.

Amanti Vino

30 Church Street, Montclair • 973-509-9463 • www.amantivino.com

The Ultimate Gift for the Men in Your Life Gift cards are now available for an exclusive male grooming experience. Men can choose from an exceptional array of services including haircuts, hair color services, hot shaves, hand and feet grooming, waxing, facials, and massage in a sustainable, sophisticated private club ambience.

Dieci Uomo

48 West Northfield Rd, Livingston • 973-535-1400 • www.dieciuomo.com

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Give the Sweetest Gifts of the Season

Runway-Ready Style Hot new arrivals with runway-ready looks from Belle Étoile. Pictured is the Vapeur Collection featuring your choice of a pendant, earrings, bangle or ring in black, white or read. Starting at $250.

George Press Jewelers

74 So. Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-992-7797 Georgepress.com

The Little Daisy Bake Shop offers lots of delicious gifts for everyone, including the party hostess, teachers, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Choose from platters loaded up with holiday cheer, pumpkin and gingerbread loaves, Whoopie Pie gift boxes, cupcakes, gift certificates, and more. All nut-free.

The Little Daisy Bake Shop

626 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-707-2157 • www.thelittledaisybakeshop.com

Keep Cozy with Vera Bradley PJ tops and pants available in S, M, L, XL. $30 each. Fleece Slipper Boot in S, M, L. $34.

Pink Bungalow 617 Valley Road Upper Montclair 973-337-5371 347 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell 973-228-9700

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A Gift of Comfort and Joy

72 Main Street Madison 973-845-2940

Free Woodhouse robe ($105 value) with a gift card purchase of $300 or more.

The Woodhouse Day Spa

56 S. Park St., Montclair • 973-509-8488 www.Montclair.woodhousespas.com

Lure Lash for Alluring Lashes Lure Lash specializes in individual eyelash extensions. They also offer eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash perming, full body waxing and threading. Their gift certificates are the go-to gifts—buy one and receive 15% off your order.

A Gift for Car Lovers Quality Car Care, four-time Best of Essex award winning car wash (2010-2013), offers a great gift card program. Share with the people you care about the best brush free car cleaning and detailing services. Act Now through the end of the year and receive a bonus gift card equal to 10% of your gift card purchase. Treat the owners—and their rides—with the care that they deserve.

Lure Lash

416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-783-LASH (5274)

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Quality Car Care

189 Bloomfield Ave., Verona • 973-571-0002 • www.QualityCarWashNJ.com

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A Shining Symbol of Love Come in for a large selection of engagement and wedding bands. Setting and wedding bands, 30-50% off until December 24.

Celeste Jewelers

For Creative Types

166 South Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-994-4492

Choose from (100% environmentally friendly) EcoQua, Moleskine (the journal of vanGogh, Hemingway, Picasso and Matisse) and more. Excellent for travel or home with great sale prices.

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza, 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995 • www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

Hair Styles, Gifts and More Not only do we provide fabulous hair styles for your entire family, we also have a wide selection of hand-made hair accessories and unique toys. Looking for that WOW factor for your holiday event? Come get your hair BLINGED and TINSELED by professional stylists. Don’t forget our gift cards have no expiration date!

Cozy Comfort These luxuriously soft Alpaca shawls are imported from Ecuador. In jewel tones of emerald green, peacock blue, ruby red, sapphire and pearl grey, they are lightweight, hypo-allergenic and softer than wool. One size fits all. Perfect for the holiday season!

Irish and More

16 Church St, Montclair 973-744-5521 www.IrishandMore-Montclair.com

Pigtails & Crewcuts Montclair

49 Claremont Ave, Montclair • 973-746-KIDS (5437) www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/montclair

Meant to Be Award-winning artist Karla Gudeon celebrates the union of two people with “Meant to Be.” This etching is printed on handmade paper, and painstakingly hand-colored with natural vegetable pigments. A perfect wedding, anniversary or engagement gift. Gold fillet, off-white mat and burnished gold frame. 16” x 18”.

Power Through the Holidays… A fusion of fashion and technology, The Mighty Purse is an essential handbag accessory for the modern woman. With its built-in battery, you’ll never be left powerless again! Genuine leather. Assorted colors available.

CBL Fine Art

459 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange 973-736-7776 www.cblfineart.com

Smith & Company

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1167

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Cozy, Rustic Centerpiece A Girl’s Other Best Friend! Elegance with style…this stunning 14mm shell pearl necklace from Tashka by Beatrice is accented with semi-precious stones and quartz. Measures 17".

Create a cozy, yet luxurious centerpiece by alternating Timber Pear Candles and Bartlett Pears over a bed of foliage. Use a long rectangular dish to set up your centerpiece, or a trimmed piece of lumber as the base. This will enhance a rustic feeling and also look amazing as a runner or give as a gift.

Kings Food Markets

Livingston, Short Hills, Verona, Upper Montclair www.kingsfoodmarkets.com

CBL Fine Art

459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange • 973-736-7776 www.cblfineart.com

Baby’s First Christmas

Wishing You a Red, White & Blue Holiday!

Make Baby’s First Christmas memorable with a personalized ornament. Stop in and browse our selection of ornaments, unique holiday gifts and adorable festive outfits. Complimentary personalization of all ornaments.

Patriotism is a year round thing, and what better way to stay cozy and patriotic than wrapping up in this knit American infinity scarf.

Baby’s Perfect Gift

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1167

195 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-744-6999 • www.babysperfectgift.com

Smith & Company

‘Tis the Season for Beautiful Skin This holiday season, treat yourself or someone you love to one of our exclusive skincare product packages. Our doctor-approved line of skincare products are customized to bring out the best in your skin, no matter your skin type. Now available online. Gift cards are also available.

Capture Holiday Memories

The Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa

What could be better than giving a holiday gift that can last forever? Bring your photos, art or memorabilia to Jerry’s Custom Framing & Design Studio and we will preserve your treasures for all time!

8 Hillside Avenue, Suite 102, Montclair • 973-338-6300 www.auroradejuliismd.com

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995 www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

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The Perfect Corporate Gift Great teacher, mailman or co-worker gift! Add your company logo for a perfect corporate thank you. Commonly described as addictive bite size morsels of chocolate chip cookie awesomeness! Available in various sizes and grosgrain ribbon colors as well as fantastic stock and custom label options.

Grove Baskets & Gifts

246 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-4430 • www.grovebaskets.com

Sparkling Beauty The essential Diamond hoop earrings in various sizes… to fit any budget. Now on sale…30% OFF till Christmas.

Celeste Jewelers

166 South Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-994-4492

Strength and Style BERING watches are scratch resistant HighTech Ceramic with European standard sapphire crystal and stainless steel. $199.

Morré Lyons Jewelers Richfield Shopping Center 1354 Clifton Ave, Clifton 973-777-4329 www.morrelyons.com

The Gift of Relaxation Massage Envy Spa

285 Pompton Ave., Pilgrim Shopping Center, Verona • 973-571-1322 Come See Our New Renovations!

For the Artist on Your List Jerry’s has the full variety of the Royal Langnickel gifts sets, all packaged in a beautiful dark wood case. Available in paint, pencil, combination and deluxe sets. On sale now!

A Food Lover’s Dream Simplify your holiday shopping with a Manor Gift Coin. Available in $50, $75 and $100 denominations, these mint quality coins are handsomely presented in a velvet-lined box. The Manor Gift Coins, as well as Gift Cards, can be used at any of these fine dining Knowles Restaurants venues: Highlawn Pavilion, Ram’s Head Inn and The Manor.

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995 www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange • 973-731-2360 • www.TheManorRestaurant.com

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Subtle Sophistication This beautiful knit dress from the Blumarine collection has jet stones on the front to discretely add some sparkle and a small v-neck dip in the back. Susanne N. carries the Blumarine collection exclusively in Montclair and has a wide variety of styles, including dresses and tops. The cuff is by Alexis Bittar.

Add Sparkle with Bangles

susanne n.

Alex & Ani Holiday 2013 Collection. Visit all 3 stores for our great selection.

193 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-746-4800 www.susanne-n.com

Pink Bungalow

617 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-337-5371 347 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-9700 72 Main Street, Madison • 973-845-2940

Energize Your Mobility basin bar captures liquid energy through organic cold-press, mixing and bottling their recipes and cleanses for lifestyle needs. Available statewide through home delivery Tuesdays and Fridays, in specialty markets and fitness/yoga studios, or UPS ship.

Calling Creative Kids With dry erase and chalk boards, this is a great children’s gift. In fact, this easel serves two kids at one time. The easel is adjustable and has a paper roller and trays on both sides. ($89.99. Holiday Sale Price: $49.99)

basin bar

805 Fourth Ave, Asbury Park • 732-481-4110 www.basinbar.com

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995 www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

A Gift that Warms the Heart Deluxe Auto Starter. Complete with all parts, no gimmicks. Starting at $259 installed. (Cost may vary based on vehicle. Call for details.)

Samm Sound

Frame a Memory “The Cables, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1910,” is a vintage photo print from the huge photo collection at Makeready Gallery. The collection of over 3,000 vintage photos includes New Jersey towns, New York City, New England and many more.

Makeready Gallery

214 Glenridge Ave, Montclair • 973-744-1940 • www.makereadypress.com

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1103 Bloomfield Ave West Caldwell 973-575-8910 www.SammSound.com


Dazzling Gifts From Stephen Estelle’s Arezzo Collection, the light and dark iridescence of rainbow moonstone and labradorite is captured in the cages of this uniquely designed 22kt. gold vermeil bracelet. $559. This and hundreds of other wonderful gift ideas at Valley Jewelers.

Black Tie Optional Whatever the attire, your little ones will be prepared when wearing his Little Man Bow Tie Bib or her Little Woman Necklace Bib. Yes, pearls go with everything—even strained carrots. No stress, these bibs are covered with clear, wipe clean PVC and are made in the USA.

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-746-0505 www.valleyjewelersonline.com

Baby’s Perfect Gift

195 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-744-6999 www.babysperfectgift.com

Trendy Gifts for the Season If there is one item that is a must-have for the season of giving it would be texting gloves— your fingers will stay warm while using your smart phone! And, cover your ears in the crisp winter air with a handmade ear warmer— the trendy new way to keep warm. Ear warmers not only keep your coif in place, but they also double as a stylish headband.

Pink Jewels

1110 Town Center Way, Livingston (Located in the Livingston Town Center) 973-994-0975 • www.pink-jewels.com

Organize in Style Made in a variety of custom printed leathers, this contemporary Smartphone Wallet is designed to organize your essentials in style. Use it during the day as a chic wallet then attach the strap in the evening to wear it as a stylish wristlet clutch.

Piazza Della Sole

620 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-783-9243 www.piazzadellasole.com

Brighten a Rainy Day Why use a plain umbrella when you can surround yourself with images of fine art? Artist images from van Gogh, Monet, Degas & more. ($35.00. Holiday Sale Price: $19.99)

A Hand-Made Tradition The Caroler Fingurines by Byers’ Choice. Handcrafted American-made gifts for a traditional Christmas. Start a new tradition or add to your collection. ®

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange 973-669-0995 www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

Pink Bungalow

617 Valley Road, Upper Montclair • 973-337-5371 347 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-9700 72 Main Street, Madison • 973-845-2940

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Precision Pens Jerry’s has fine writing instruments from such renowned companies as Faber-Castell and Lamy. (Prices from $25-$200) Check out our selection of mechanical pencils too!

Fashionable Leather Cuffs

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue West Orange 973-669-0995 www.JerrysArtistOutlet.com

Sloane Leather Cuff. This classic initial cuff bracelet features a single initial on an adjustable leather strap. Gold or nickel plate available. Black or chocolate leather.

Pink Jewels

1110 Town Center Way, Livingston (Located in the Livingston Town Center) 973-994-0975 • www.pink-jewels.com

The Gift of Sahana The holidays are just around the corner…give that special someone the perfect gift — “The Gift of Sahana.” Good for any treatment, including massage, facial, body therapy, waxing, nail therapy or Botox. Gift certificates can be purchased in-store or by calling the spa.

Sahana Spa

427 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair • 973-744-1001 www.SahanaSpa.com

Give the Gift of Dance! Looking for something different this holiday season? Try dancing! Whether for yourself, or as a gift. Dancing can enhance your fun in any social setting. 2 Private, 1 Group, 1 Practice—only $99. New students only, not to be combined with other offers.

Arthur Murray Dance Center Montclair

365 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 973-744-1122 DanceMontclairNJ.com

Test Rite Opticians Holiday Thank you Celebrate Beauty and Wellness This holiday season, celebrate the one you love with the perfect holiday gift…a Bangz Gift Card.

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa

23 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair • 973-746-8426 • www.bangz.net

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As our thank you, Test Rite is offering a complete pair of eyeglasses, including our stylish new frame of the year, IGreen, for $99. IGreen are hi-tech frames with interchangeable colored temples and weigh only 5 grams! See store for details.

Test Rite Opticians

1120 Livingston Town Center, Livingston • 973-992-2002 57 South Street, Morristown • 973-538-1027 www.test-rite-opticians.com


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A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD SCHOOL Personalized Catholic Education Preschool & Enrichment Program Full-Day Kindergarten • Grades 1–8

CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES Academy of Saint Elizabeth

2 Convent Rd., Convent Station • 973-290-5225 • www.AOSENJ.ORG Director/Contact: Kathleen Thomas, admin@aosenj.org All Girls, Grades 9-12. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women. Its mission is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community. Open House: Tours and testing by appointment

Aquinas Academy

26 Lakeside Ave., Verona 973.239.1160 • myoll . org Compassion • Character • Values

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, Jan. 12 Thursday, Jan. 16 Monday, Jan. 27 Tuesday, Jan. 28

1:15-3pm 7-8:30pm 9-11am 9-11am

388 South Livingston Ave., Livingston • 973-992-1587 • www.aquinasacademynj.org Sister Lena Picillo, OP, Principal, MainOffice@aquinasacademynj.org PreK-3 – Grade 8. Aquinas Academy, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, has been dedicated to academic excellence and the development of Christ-centered values and principles since 1952. Inspired by Gospel teachings, our faculty strives to instruct the mind and nurture the faith in each of our students. As a community, we generate a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, spiritual growth and a sense of service to society. This environment, in conjunction with the loving hand of God, prepares our students as leaders in the church and the world. Open Houses: Jan. 26, 9-11am & 6-7:30pm; Jan. 28, 9-11am; or call for a personal tour

Lacordaire Academy

155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-744-1156 • www.Lacordaire.net Director of Admissions: Joan Hearst, 973-744-1156 ext 12, jhearst@lacordaire.net Coeducation, PreK-Grade 8; All Girls, Grades 9-12. Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. We accomplish our mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. Open Houses: Jan. 28, 8:30-10am; Jan 29, 7-8:30pm; March 4, 7-8:30pm

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell • 973-226-0660 ext. 1114 • www.msdacademy.org Pauline Condon, Director of Admission, admissions@msdacademy.org All Girls, Grades 9-12. Mount Saint Dominic Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a Catholic college preparatory school that is dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.  Since 1892, The Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition.

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1645 Route 22 at Terrill Road, Watchung • 908-757-0108 ext 4506 www.mountsaintmary.org Director of Admissions: Donna Toryak, dtoryak@mountsaintmary.org All Girls, Grades 9-12. The mission of Mount Saint Mary Academy is to challenge each student to develop her fullest potential in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring. As a Catholic, private, secondary school owned and operated by Sisters of Mercy, Mount Saint Mary Academy is committed to academic excellence with special concern for women.

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Open House: April 30, 6:30pm

44 Blackburn Rd., Summit • 908-522-8100 • www.oakknoll.org Suzanne Kimm Lewis, Director of Admissions, Suzanne.Lewis@oakknoll.org Coeducation, Kindergarten-Grade 6; All Girls, Grades 7-12. The Oak Knoll community commits to the education and growth of the whole child, as articulated by the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Cornelia Connelly. The school fosters a faith commitment that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world. Open Houses for Kindergarten-Grade 6: Dec. 4, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 & Mar. 5, 9:15-11am Open Houses for Grades 7-12: Dec. 5, 6-7:30pm

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Aquinas Academy

Our Lady of the Lake School

20 Lakeview Ave., Verona • 973-239-1160 www.myoll.org Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, O.P., Principal, sma@myoll.org PreK-3 - Grade 8. Our Lady of the Lake School, a National Blue Ribbon School, is committed to the Word of God through living out the Good News of Jesus Christ. A supportive educational team of students, staff, parents and community aims at providing a creative, Christian learning environment. An emphasis is placed on developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness and encouraging them to become responsible, contributing members of church and society. Our Lady of the Lake School: Teaching Compassion, Forming Character, Shaping Values. Open Houses: Jan. 12, 1:15-3pm; Jan. 16, 7-8:30pm; Jan. 27 & 28, 9-11 am

Trinity Academy

www.trinityk8.org Kindergarten-8th grade: 235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-3386 Interim Principal: Mary Cassels, mcassels@trinityk8.org Pre-K: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 28 Livingston Ave., Roseland 973-226-4252 Sr. Suzanne Janis, O.P. Pre-K - 8th grade. Trinity Academy educates its students in a Christcentered learning community where Catholic, Christian values are fostered in a positive nurturing environment. The faculty focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole child. Trinity Academy celebrates diversity, and promotes academic excellence, tolerance, acceptance and respect for others.

PreK-3 to Grade 8 Open House Dates: January 26th, 11:30am-12:30pm January 28th, 9-11am

Open House A 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Now offering Kindergarten Prep for children who miss the kindergarten cut-off!

Trinity Academy PreK – 8th Grade Sunday, January 12th Wednesday, January 15th See website for details Special Pre-K ONLY Open House Dates at our Roseland Campus: January 15, 16 & 17th

To pre-register visit:

www.trinityk8.org/openhouse

388 S. Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ www.aquinasacademynj.org (973) 992-1587

Open Houses (Caldwell campus only, all grades): Jan. 12, 12:30-2:30pm; Jan. 15, 6-8pm Special Pre-K Only Open Houses (Roseland campus only): Jan. 15, 16 & 17, 9:30-11am & 12:30-2pm To pre-register visit www.trinityk8.org/openhouse

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Upper School • Lower/Middle School • All Girls 9-12 • Pre-K–8 Coed Small classes promoting academic excellence. Dedicated to a values-based education fostering respectful citizens.

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OPEN HOUSES PreK- Grade 8: Tue., Jan. 28 (8:30-10am) Grades 9-12: Wed., Jan. 29 (7-8:30am) RSVP Required

155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair • www.Lacordaire.net call for a personal tour: 973-744-1156 x12 Spons o re d by th e Do m inic a n Sist er s o f Ca l dwe ll, NJ

Call 973-226-0660, ext. 1122 to schedule. 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell • www.msdacademy.org Empowering young women: there are no limits

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Darlene Love: The Christmas Special Celebrate the holidays with one of pop music’s most iconic voices, Darlene Love, known best for her string of hits with legendary producer Phil Spector. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Holiday Greens Workshop Adorn your home with greens for the holidays and spruce-up outdoor pots for the winter. Create a wreath, garland, or a table centerpiece with boxwood and other seasonal cuttings at this popular workshop led by Louis Bauer. 10am-Noon. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 for information.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Sunday Comics The Special Guest will be nationally touring comic Larry DeFelice. Reservations recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more info and reservations.

Montclair Historical Society Holiday House Tours

Tenor Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew

Special tours incorporate holiday traditions as well as the stories of the houses and the people who lived there. Begin at the Nathaniel Crane House , 108 Orange Road, Montclair then the Israel Crane House, 108 Orange Road, Montclair ending with the Charles Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave, Montclair. Open for self-guided tours from 1-4pm. Also Dec. 15 and Dec. 22. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-744-1796 or at any of the properties on tour day.

Holiday Joy with The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble lights up the stage with an exciting performance of swinging holiday classics. With Guest Vocalist Alicia Olatuja. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Service of Music An evening of three Johann Sebastian Bach Cantatas, Cantata 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Cantata 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor, and Cantata 14 Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit. A benefit for local ministries. 4pm. The Choir of Grace Church with Orchestra and Soloists. Grace Presbyterian Church, 153 Grove St., Montclair. Call 973744-2565 for information.

Tenor Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew performs the music of Mary Lou Williams and her own compositions. Featuring Noah Bless on Trombone, Ed Cherry on Guitar, Harvie S on Bass and Andy Watson on Drums. 7pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information.

The Apollo Theater’s Ellington at Christmas Featuring tap master Savion Glover, musical director David Berger, narrator Keith David, singers Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Dance Theatre of Harlem dance students, and choir. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Civic Band Holiday Concert All are welcome to attend and enjoy some holiday cheer! Santa always makes an appearance so the kids will be in for a surprise. 3pm. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Rd., Bloomfield. Call 973-6808620 for information.

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UJA Super Sunday Phonathon Make calls, donate blood, sign up for the bone marrow registry, take a yoga class, drop off canned goods and shop vendors. The day includes a toy drive and the collection of new coats, gloves, hats and socks for Hurricane Sandy victims. Free. All volunteers and their families receive a free kosher meal and snacks. 9am-8pm. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 State Route 10, Whippany and 9am1pm at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains. Call 973-929-3010 or visit www.jfedgmw.org/supersunday for information.

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Candlelight Carol Sing 15th Annual Candlelight Carol Sing featuring the parish choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and the audience in music of the Christmas season. 7pm. St. Cassians Church, 187 Bellevue Ave, Montclair. Call 973-744-2850 for information.

A Holiday Celebration with New Jersey Youth Chorus Enjoy the sounds of the season with the New Jersey Youth Chorus. With over 200 talented young singers, the many ensembles of the NJYC will fill you with holiday spirit as they perform selections that celebrate the many festivities of winter. 3pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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Holiday Choral Concert The Essex Water Color Club is pleased to present a watercolor painting demonstration by Jane Lux. Jane is a signature member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society and will be working on a floral demonstration. Refreshments will be served. 2-4pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. Call 973-994-1597 or visit www.ewcclub.com.

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Featuring Susan Weiss discussing “Women’s Rights in Israel: A discussion of marriage rights, equality and Women of the Wall.” Weiss has been actively working to find solutions for the problems of Jewish Women and divorce for over 20 years, first as an attorney, then as the founder and director of Yad L’lsha and now with CWJ. 7:30pm. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. Call 973-740-0588 or visit www.NCJWessex.org.

Northern NJ Single Parent Support Group Meetings recur the second Tuesday of each month. 6:30-8pm. Wombkeepers OB/GYN Maternity Wellness Center, 109 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 510825-1251 or email: stefanie.shapiro@gmail.com for information.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Holiday Express: Benefit Concert This rock-and-soul concert features the Jersey shore’s most philanthropic musicians, performing holiday hits to benefit those less fortunate. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

A Free College Planning Workshop Topics covered include: how to choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook; criteria to consider in choosing a college; increasing your chances of getting into your dream college; and how to maximize your potential for financial aid. 6:30-8pm. Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa. Call 888-802-2740 or visit www.cbrg.info to reserve your spot for this or one of our other upcoming workshops.

Books & Bites Reading Club Each month we will read and discuss a new book, followed by a craft and a tasty bite to eat. For students in Grades 1-3 and Grades 3-5, books are available to check out on your library card when you register. 3rd floor. Grades 1-3 ‘Mouse Soup’ by Arnold Lobel 4:30-5:30pm. Dec.18, Grades 3-5 ‘The Cricket in Times Square’ by George Selden. 4:305:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 for information.

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Libeled Lady—Starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. This screw-ball romantic comedy was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar®. It all starts when society-diva Loy slaps newsman Tracy with a libel suit. Tracy enlists fiancee Harlow and down-on-his-luck Powell in a counter maneuver involving a rigged marriage, fisticuffs, broken promises and hearts, and eventually, true love for all. 1pm. Free. Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

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P!nk is known around the world as one of the most captivating live performers of her generation. The tour supports the release of her new album, The Truth About Love, which entered the iTunes charts at #1 globally upon its release. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Center, One Center St., Newark. Call 973297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Jingle and Mingle A festive evening among friends where you can buy quality merchandise for the holidays while enjoying savory treats and holiday cheer! Reserve your tickets by emailing JINGLEMINGLEGRHS@gmail.com. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Glen Ridge Home and School Association. Savory and sweet treats and holiday cheer. 6pm. The Art Garage, 211 Glenridge Ave., Montclair. Call 201-715-4850 or email mcdemeola@gmail.com.

Park Bench Get acquainted with other parents and young children, work on fun art projects, and take a guided tour of the Museum. Storytelling provided in the galleries courtesy of the Montclair Public Library. 9:30am – 11:30am. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.com.

Shred It! A safe way to discard those personal, financial papers you want to get rid of. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Call 973239-1321 to arrange a drop off or find other dates.

Senior Park Bench Participants will enjoy an opportunity to learn about and creatively respond to art from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Each session will feature tours and engaging conversations in the galleries and thematically related art activities. Refreshments will be served. 2-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, Leir Hall, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www.montclairartmuseum.com.

Jazz Meets Tin Pan Alley Professor Robert Gold will introduce music by some of the great jazz singers and players. Attendees will hear the songs of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and many more, and participate in a lively discussion. 7:30pm. Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. C all 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.


Feast of the Seven Fishes The only time “fishes” is an acceptable word is on Christmas Eve, when Italians honor the tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Menu highlights: Cacciucco (Tuscan mixed fish stew); Lasagna with seafood; Stuffed flounder with crabmeat; Orange and cucumber salad over arugula; Italian trifle with lemoncello, vanilla and chocolate custard and more. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills Call 973-258-4009 or visit www.kingsfoodmarkets.com.

“Up in Smoke” Holiday Tour Starring Cheech and Chong

Let’s Talk—A Women’s Meetup Committed to bringing self-employed business owners together to exchange ideas, support aspirations, share stories & work collectively on meaningful projects. 8pm. Registration required. Sue Waldman’s office, 20A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-8579090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

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After a long period of estrangement, Cheech and Chong reunited in recent years and are back on tour with their uniquely loose and loony comedy. When you take Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock & Roll and mix it all together you get one of the greatest bands of all time. With special guest WAR. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

With The Author: Sanfilippo And The 21-Day Sugar Detox A clear-cut, effective, whole-foodsbased nutrition action plan that will reset your body and your habits. 7pm. Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, 973-744-0500.

Wine Tasting Event Wine tasting and dinner event. 6:30pm. Registration required. Just Jakes, 30 Park St., Montclair. For details call 973-655-8987 or email info@justjakes.com.

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

December Holiday Bazaar/ Networking And Inspiration In addition to the Monthly Inspiration message, you can shop for some special holiday gifts. This interactive, hands-on morning leaves you energized and inspired. December’s Topic—Receiving the Gifts of Life. 8-10am, Crane’s Mill, Passaic Ave, West Caldwell. Advanced registration is required. Call 973-498-0046 or visit www.becausewearewomen.com.

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Cirque Éloize Cirque Éloize dives into a vibrant imaginary world with its latest circus spectacular, “Cirkopolis.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

New Jersey Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Roseland Library Event Culture Shock! —a new series for young adults ages 11 and up who want to learn about holidays and celebrations from different cultures around the world. This month’s featured celebration is St. Lucia’s Day (Sweden). 5pm, new members welcome. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

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The annual tradition returns in this season favorite that enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, a full orchestra, eyepopping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. Ages 4 and up. Runs through Dec. 24. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org for dates and times.

The ever inventive Morris Choral Society presents their holiday concert. This season’s program features holiday songs from Broadway shows and movies of Hollywood and the very popular Sing-A-Long. 8pm. Also Dec. 15 3pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.com.

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

The James Caldwell High School Concert Madrigal Singers and String Consort in a Holiday Concert; Director, Elsie Timson. 1:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. Call 973-226-6043 for information.

The Most Musical Time of the Year The whole family will enjoy Christmas carols from around the world. Basia Jaworski, conductor and Emiliya Frenklakh, accompanist. 7:30pm. James Caldwell High School Center for the Performing Arts, 265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell. Also Dec. 14, 4pm. Second Reformed Church, 6 Walnut St., Little Falls. Call 973-9926402 for information.

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Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed—Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite—the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production. 3:30 & 6:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

“A Christmas Carol” Musical Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks’ heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic. 10am. Runs through Dec. 15. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org for dates and times.

Holiday Craft Morristown Outstanding craftsmanship of handmade masterpieces make extraordinary gifts loved ones will never forget. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Fri. 3-8pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm. The Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. Call 973927-2794 for information.


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Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

The 13-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide. Brand new holiday program. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 14 Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

25th Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration Ms. Yewande Kelley-Johnson of African Global Arts, opens the event with a ceremonial lighting of the Kwanzaa candles as she announces the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Enjoy exhilarating music and African dance by The Umoja and Usaama Dancers & Drummers. Face painting will be available for children. No registration required. All ages welcome. 2pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

Holiday Della Robbia Workshop Celebrate Kwanzaa with this daringly theatrical company of dancers and drummers, who incorporate modern and West African dance, ballet, hip-hop and even martial arts. 2 & 5pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

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Inspired by the grand 15th century sculptor, Luca Della Robbia, and popularized in America in the early 1900s, this style of decorative design combines lush fruits of the season with leaves, boughs, berries, and nuts to create a wonderful, natural holiday display. 10am-Noon. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 for information.

“Tea with Mrs. Claus” While her husband is busy with Christmas preparations, Mrs. Claus pays a visit to Oakeside. Guests will enjoy a story, tea and finger sandwiches, cookies and more with Mrs. Claus. There will be two seatings, at 11am and 1:30pm. The event will include arts and crafts and each child will receive a framed picture with Mrs. Claus. Ages 2-8. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. Call Oakeside at 973-429-0960 for information.

Teddy Bear Tea Guests will dine on elegant teatime treats, enjoy a performance of The Woodbin Holiday Follies at the Bickford Theatre, and visit with Santa and his bag full of gifts! Bring your cameras and capture memories at this festive holiday party! 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Ages 3-8. The Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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Enjoy New Jersey’s best celebration of the season with your NJSO and friends! Grammy-nominated crooner and guitarist John Pizzarelli joins the Orchestra for timeless holiday standards. A large chorus of top high-school vocalists shares the stage for classic carols and fun favorites, and a big brass band is sure to fill you with holiday cheer. Perfect for the entire family! 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

1st Year Anniversary Celebration Meet your favorite princess, enjoy free special events, free hair accessories, and prizes. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Come get your hair blinged and tinseled! 10am-3pm. Pigtails & Crewcuts Montclair, 49 Claremont Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5437 or visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/montclair.

Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale In 1989 Chazz Palminteri wrote a one man show about a killing he saw in the Bronx when he was nine years old. With only two hundred left in the bank and million dollar offers, he refuse to sell his play unless he played Sonny and wrote the screenplay. He held out and got his wish with Robert De Niro. Chazz will perform the original one man show he did in 1989 that made him a star. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

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Family Fun Day Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. 1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12.

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Dorthaan’s Place: Cecil Brooks III and Band Cecil Brooks III, one of the hottest drummers on today’s jazz scene, performs as part of NJPAC’s intimate jazz brunch series. 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

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The Special Guest Host will be Santa himself along with some favorite Sunday Comics. Reservations recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm, Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-7312967 for more info and reservations.

Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Saturday, December 14th at 9:30am. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. Call 973-379-555 x 6622 for information.

Come get your face painted by our creative artists, enjoy free special events, free hair accessories, and prizes. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Come get your hair blinged and tinseled! 10am3pm. Pigtails & Crewcuts Montclair, 49 Claremont Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5437 or visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/montclair.

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The triple Grammy Award winners present a festive yuletide concert with appearances by guest artists. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Make It and Take It Cookie Workshop Make three types of cookies and go home with all of them. Russian tea cakes; jam thumbprint cookies; gingerbread men; brownies with variations; oatmeal raisin cookies; ultimate chocolate chunk cookies; classic Nestle toll house cookies and more. 1-4pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778, Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

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Eric Olsen, Music Director. Menotti’s enduring hit, written for television in 1951 and since performed more than 2,500 times during the Christmas holidays. The modern equivalent of a medieval mystery play, it is based on Menotti’s invented fable. A selfless act by a poor shepherd boy culminates in a Christmas miracle. 10am. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-7424 or visit www.unioncong.org.

Angelina Ballerina Musical When a mix-up prevents a pageant, from going on, Angelina and her friends must use their creativity to save the show. By working together, Angelina, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco and Angelina’s little sister, Polly, discover the true spirit of the holidays. 1pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.


We Have Everything on Your Pets Wish List Youth Orchestras of Essex County More than 70 young musicians from Essex County, led by outstanding conductors and coaches, will perform beautiful classical music for all to enjoy at their annual Winter Concert this year. 4pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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Story-telling & Sing-along with Santa & Mrs. Claus Bring your child for stories, singing and festive snacks. Each child will also have an opportunity to take a photo with Santa. Reserations required and space limited. Under 10 years of age. 1-3pm. Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Rd., Paterson. Call 973-247-0085 or email info@lambertcastle.org.

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Rabbi Daniel Cohen will share insights about “Entering a House of Mourning”. During this free class, Rabbi Cohen will explain the why, what, where and how of paying a shiva call to Jewish mourners. 7pm. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. Visit www.tsti.org for information.

This popular one-night only event will feature a joyful cornucopia of sparkling and inspiring holiday tales, songs and poems read by members of our venerable company of actors. 7:30pm. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Call 973-408-5600 or visit www.shakespearenj.org.

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A Classical Guitar Performance Del Forno a local resident of Millburn Township performs a benefit concert to help raise money for the PTO organization of the Millburn Integrated Pre-School. The program will include works by various composers, original music, and some of your old time holiday favorites. 2pm. Millburn Middle School’s auditorium, 25 Old Short Hills Road, Millburn. Call 973376-4585 for information.

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Picky Eaters: Getting Your Child to Eat Veggies

“Happily Ever After” Movie Series

Get some tips from Deanna Schweighardt, RD, Saint Barnabas Outpatient Nutritionist, that are easy to incorporate and can really help. 10:30am. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 to register.

Top Hat—Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Perhaps the best remembered of the 10 Astaire-Rogers musicals, Top Hat has it all: Art Deco elegance, a whimsical storyline, loopy support from skilled farceurs and the ideal chemistry of the two leads cheek-to-cheeking to Irving Berlin’s Finest Film score. 1pm. Free. Library Auditorium, Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 or visit www.montclairlibrary.org.

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Take a tour around Lambert Castle and see the rooms decorated for the holidays. 1-4pm. Runs thru Jan. 5. Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Rd., Patterson. Call 973-247-0085 or email info@lambertcastle.org.

David Podles Violinist Performs David Podles, formerly with the Bolshoi & Kirov Ballets, will take you on a musical adventure through the centuries. Come and enjoy treasured music from around the world! 7:30pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Call 973-992-4600 x240 or x 263 for information.

Surgical Solutions to GERD This seminar is designed for those who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and have not found relief through medications or lifestyle and diet changes. 7pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 to register.

Caregivers Support Group Caring for an elderly loved one can be a demanding and stressful responsibility. Help is available at SAGE’s P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Support Group meeting. Held monthly on the third Wednesday. 7–9pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register or forinformation, call 908-598-5548.

The Kennedys Return to Westfield This dynamic husband-and-wife duo have been touring for 15+ years and are extremely engaging! The concert will benefit Habitat for Humanity (Plainfield Chapter). 8pm. Coffee With Conscience Concert Series, 1st United Methodist Church,1 East Broad St., Westfield. Call 908-4129105 for information.

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Colonial and Victorian Holiday Customs Learn the similarities and differences between a Colonial Christmas and a Victorian Christmas celebration. 1:30-3:30pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, Call 973-376-1006 for information.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 Shore Is Christmas— Gary U.S. Bonds It wouldn’t be Christmas without the charismatic singer—who hit the charts during the ‘60s with such classics as “School is Out,” “Dear Lady Twist” and “New Orleans”. Special guest John Eddie. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

The Essex Photo Club’s This meeting will be a combination of the annual holiday party and an assigned subject competition. Members have been given the challenge of creating panoramas which will be presented and silently judged by each member. Free. Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. 7:30pm. For more information visit www.essexphotoclub.org or call 973835-4861.

15th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO) will hold its 15th event and will feature a video presentation on Kwanzaa, musical and dance performances, a storyteller for children, and vendors. Bring your family and friends to enjoy fellowship, food, and culture with the emphasis on “Building a Strong Community.” Free. 6:30-9pm. Washington Elementary School, 289 Main St., West Orange. Call 973-6711158 or visit www.woaho.org.


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Holiday Craft: Winter Wonderland Snowglobe

Blues in the Loft: Studebaker John A casual and affordable series of music and theater, featuring up-andcoming musicians and actors, as well as seasoned professionals. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Holiday Choral Concert

Bring the spirit of winter into your home by making your very own snow globe! Learn how to create a winter wonderland scene or bring a favorite plastic figurine to preserve forever. Registration required. 3rd floor. Grades 6-12. 4pm. The Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 ext. 2236 www.montclairlibrary.org.

Verona Voices, formerly the Verona Cedar Grove Chorus, presents its Winter Concert directed by Denise Bastanza and accompanied by Helga Bartus. The concert will consist of seasonal music by the 30 member chorus. 8pm. Verona High School Auditorium, 151 Fairview Ave., Verona. Call 973-953-3667, email tj07044@ gmail.com, or visit VeronaVoices.org.

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Enlightening discussion on love, relationships and purpose. Learn effective communication skills to help take your relationship to a deeper, more satisfying level. 8pm. Registration Only. Sue Waldman’s office, 20A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 Rosanne Cash Performs

This year, The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel Band will be joined by Principal Trumpet of the West Point Band and returning musical guests, the North Jersey Home School Association Chorale. At 5:30pm, local vendors will set up shopping area, where you will be able to get some holiday shopping done. A portion of the proceeds will help support the ongoing work of The Salvation Army in Montclair. 7-10pm. The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair. Call 973 744-3312 ext. 4656 for information.

Wotcha! Gotcha! A Very British Pantomime

She has navigated her own path between country and rock, roots and pop, writing songs that are finelywrought vignettes, both highly personal and universally appealing. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

In a hilarious romp through Victorian London and through a looking-glass, you’ll meet Holmes and Watson, Oliver Twist, Queen Victoria, the Baker Street Irregulars, Fagin’s gang, and of course young Alice. Boo the villains, attend the Music- Hall, and sing along to a Very Silly Song. Dec. 20-22 and Dec. 28-30th. 7pm on Fridays, 2 & 7pm Saturdays, 2pm Sundays. Burgdorff Center for the Arts, 10 Durand St., Maplewood. (continued on page 51)

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The Nutcracker Production

The Centenary Stage Company will present The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s performances of the annual Nutcracker. Narrated by Janine Byrnes who tells the story from the perspective of young Clara Stahlbaum. Runs thru Dec. 22. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnick Theatre, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. Call 908-9790900 or visit www.centenarystageco. org for dates and times.

Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest Awards Ceremony From Dec. 5 thru Dec. 20, Gingerbread showpieces will be on display at the Center where hundreds of visitors will get to see the creations. An awards ceremony will be held whereby prizes will be awarded by Center staff and the County Executive to winners in all categories-individual child, group/family, adult non-professional and adult professional. 9:30am. The Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Call 973-228-8776 for information.

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A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time,” a sentiment which still rings true today. 4pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Comedy Shoppe Comedy Night at Just Jake’s in the Private Back Room. Great laughs and a fun night out. Special guest Mark DeMayo. 8:30pm. Just Jakes, 30 Park St., Montclair. Call 973-6558987 or email nfo@justjakes.com.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 LAL Suicide Loss Support Group Life After Loss (LAL) is a non-denominational support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. LAL meets the fourth Monday of the month, 7:30-9pm. Congregation Beth Ahm, 56 Grove Ave., Verona. Please confirm the date before attending. Call 973-731-8067 or Email LifeAfterLoss.slsg@gmail.com. (continued on page 52)

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Head over to the arboretum for this special scavenger hunt designed to “Take it Outside.” Bring your camera or cell phone as well as a good set of observant eyes. Find most of the items on the list and take home a prize for the entire family. There’s a lot going on out in the gardens during the winter. Dec. 26 thru Dec. 31. Any time between 9am and 3:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Center, 53 Hanover Rd., Whippany. Call 973-326-7600 or visit www.aboretumfriends.org.

Family Movie at Livingston Library: EPIC Epic is a computer-animated adventure fantasy film, rate PG for ages 7 and up. Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Beyoncé Knowles Colin Farrell and Josh Hutcherson lend their voices to the all-star cast of characters. Ages 7 & Up. 7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Call 973-992-4600 x240 or x 263 for information.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 Annual New Years Rockin’ Party with Mr. Ray! His songs are all over Blues Clues, Radio Disney, and XM Kids, to name a few. This rocking family-friendly show shouldn’t be missed. Simply put: “It’s music for the kid in ALL of us!” 11am. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. For tickets, call 1-800-494-TIXS or visit www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest.

Bossa Brasil® Performsat Bossa Brasil® will be playing tunes from the new album as part of the CD release season. 8:30-11:30pm. No cover, no minimum. Papillon 25, 25 Valley St., South Orange. Call 973761-5299 or visit www.papillon25. com.

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band Perform

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“Joy,” “freedom,” “energy”- those are the things that immediately spring into a listener’s mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, the Family Band, explode out of the speakers. Special guest Jake Clemmons. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-2271030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

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Share the joy of Christmas at one of our three worship services: 5pm Family worship is short and includes a walk-on pageant any child can join. 7:30pm Jazz worship includes your favorite carols in jazz arrangements.10pm A traditional service of carols and light. Union Congregationa Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-7424 or visit www.unioncong.org.

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New Year’s Mocktail Party for young adults. Explore some new year’s resolutions, create a “gratitude keeper,” 2013 pop culture awards, and make a sparkling cider toast to 2014! 5pm. New members always welcome. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Call 973-2268636 to sign up.

Registration for the 20142015 School Year All programs are open to non-members as well as members. The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham, In the Louis and Emily Slater Youth and Education Center, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. For information on registration dates call 973-9947016, email dziering@tbanj.org or visit www.tbanj.org/the-early-school.

Jcc Art Exhibit Painting Affiliates of New Jersey. Runs thru Jan. 5. Roland Exhibition Corridor and Arts Lobby, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3413 email lsuss@ jccmetrowest.org or visit www.jccmetrowest.org/artgalleries.


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John Flynn And Reggie Harris At The Minstrel. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

Dave Mason is a living rock legend. At age 18, the Worcester England native teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic, who had a profound affect on the genre of rock and roll. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

Jim Gaffigan Performs

Join Life Coach, Sue Waldman, and experience how she uses chimes, aromatherapy and guided visualization to help you move deeply into a peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Meditation will help you relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. 8pm. Sue Waldman’s office, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

JCC Art Exhibt Painting Affiliates of New Jersey. Runs through Jan. 5. Gaelen Gallery East, JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973530-3413 email lsuss@jccmetrowest.org or visit www.jccmetrowest.org/artgalleries.

Kick off 2014 with a hilarious evening of wry, twisted and unusual observations from the popular standup comic. Mature themes, language. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 7 & 9:30pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-5398008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4 Leon Russell Performs A Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Gallagher’s Last Smash Gallagher’s Last Smash will be his way of saying “Thank You” to his massive audience who has stood by and supported him throughout his career. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

The Book of Job Join the journey through the Book of Job as explored by Rabbi Stanley Asekoff. It is a candid, no holds barred exploration of why bad things happen to good people. 6:45-8:15pm. The discussion continues on Sunday, January 19 and January 26. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley way, West Orange. Call 973-731-0160 ext. 207 for information.

Sing-A-Long Grease Grease is the word and the audience gets to sing all of them! Slick back your hair and put on your poodle skirts and leather jackets as the audience gets to join in on the fun and sing along to all of the songs of the classic movie. 3pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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Garden Discoveries: Winter Explorations

During “Watergate Summer” in 1972, a young teenage boy is found murdered behind a mall in suburban Washington DC. At the other end of the same residential neighborhood, 10-year-old Marsha, who fancies herself a detective, begins to have suspicions that her new next-door-neighbor may have something to do with the crime. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 Tai Chi at Van Vleck A centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Tai Chi may be adapted to suit nearly anyone, regardless of physical condition. Session runs through Jan. 28. 9:30-10:30am, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register, call 973-7444752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

Temple B’nai Abraham Book Group Led by Rabbi Kulwin, if you like to read, and can at least occasionally be available on the first Thursday of every month join in to read and discuss together with enthusiasm and enjoyment. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for information.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 Marc Cohn Performs with Special Guest Paula Cole

Parliamo Italiano! Join our bi-monthly Italian Chat Groups to practice and improve your conversational skills and meet other lovers of la bella lingua!. Native-speaker facilitators. Must reserve. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, W. Caldwell. Call 973.228.1843 or email: information@thelanguageinstitute.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Garden Discoveries classes 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 and specimens. Ages 3-5.1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Preregistration required. Call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org for other dates and times.

Jazz Showcase Bucky’s Birthday Guitar Summit. Featuring the birthday boy himself—Bucky Pizzarelli—with Ed Laub, Frank Vignola and Gene Bertoncini. 8pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.com.

Cohn penned the timeless hit “Walking in Memphis”. He combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Paula Cole is perhaps best known for her hit “I Don’t Want to Wait” which was the theme song for the hit show Dawson’s Creek. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Black Coffee—A Mystery by Agatha Christie A physicist named Sir Claude Amory, who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb, is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally). Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case... but not before many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Jan 10-25. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-9752 or visit www.studioplayhouse.org.

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Specialty Dental Practice Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman leads an allBeethoven program that culminates with the composer’s immortal Fifth Symphony, one of classical music’s all-time “greatest hits.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Tot Shabbat Join Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein for a brief Tot Shabbat service. Service begins at 5:30pm with a dinner to follow for children in grade 1 and below (siblings welcomed) and their families. Free. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. RSVP at 973-239-1321.

Willie Nile—American Ride Willie Nile returns to the Outpost with a full band to celebrate his newest release American Ride. 8-11pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair. Call 973-744-6560 or visit www.outpostintheburbs.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Josh Ritter Performs

Camp Fairs Parents will meet camp directors from local day camps and sleep away camps from around the country. There are free giveaways and snacks. Each family will receive a program booklet with information about camps participating in any of the fairs. Camp fairs in the hotel ballroom will offer free face painting. Noon-3pm. The outlets of Bergen Town Center, Route 4, Paramus. Call 732-469-8910 for more information.

Martin Sexton Performs This is a singer-songwriter who doesn’t neglect the singer side of the equation; he’s got a voice that’ll grab you by the soul and demand both your attention and your heart. His style is truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville, and Otis Redding. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

for children up to 18 years & those with special needs

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Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam This multimedia retrospective of Traffic is recounted through the music and stories of its co-founder, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason. Backed by a full band, Mason performs hits such as “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and “Feelin’ Alright,” while relating behind-thescenes insights on the band’s heyday. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. (continued on page 56)

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

JCC Art Exhibit

Catskill Puppet Theatre: The Willow Girl When a young Chinese girl immigrates to the American frontier, she finds herself facing discrimination in a swirl of other immigrants and cultures, but has a secret friend… the mysterious spirit who inhabits a beautiful Willow Tree! 2pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnick Theatre, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org.

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Robin Atlas. Runs thru April, 27. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3413 email lsuss@jccmetrowest.org or visit www. jccmetrowest.org/artgalleries.

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This popular and controversial book will be discussed following the worship service on Jan. 12th. The author Reza Aslan has been widely interviewed since the book was released in July 2013. Join the conversation or sit and listen. Share your opinion and hear what others believe. 11:30am. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-7424 or visit www.unioncong.org

Judaism—A Contemporary Conversation. Runs through Feb.24. JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3413 email lsuss@jccmetrowest.org or visit www.jccmetrowest.org/artgalleries.

Our Ancient Ties to Jerusalem Taught by Rabbi Robert Tobin. 7:15pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley way, West Orange. Call 973731-0160 ext. 207 for information.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 Leap Forward Workshop Start the New Year with Life Coach, Sue Waldman, by making goals to re-invent your life from the inside out. Enjoy a relaxing evening of selfdiscovery, Journaling, goal setting exercises and visualization meditations. Registration Only. 8pm. Sue Waldman’s office, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

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Fancy Nancy: The Musical When it comes to being fancy, Nancy believes more is better. From her tiara to her sparkly shoes, she’s out to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. Ages 4-12. 11am, 1:30 & 4pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-5398008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

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Camp Fairs

New Year New You Expo

Angelina Ballerina Musical When a mix-up prevents a pageant, from going on, Angelina and her friends must use their creativity to save the show. 1pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 Verona Park Conservancy Monthly meeting of the Conservancy a volunteer organization working with Essex County to improve and maintain Verona Park. All interested parties welcome. 7:30pm. The senior activity room of the boathouse in Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

It’s a new year and that means it’s a time for new beginnings! More than 100 vendors to help you get on track in the areas of physical health, mental health, financial health, relationships, career, spirituality and more. The Expo will also have light food and entertainment as well as lectures that will help you find ways to look, feel and live better! 10:30am-5pm. Morristown Armory, Western Avenue, 430 Morristown For more information contact 973-256-2094 or visit www.onthepulseproductions.com

Broadway Musical Concert Don Batchelder on trumpet and Seth Saltzman on piano. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Call 973-731-0160 ext. 207 for information.

See Saturday, Jan. 11 for description. Noon-3pm. Quaker Bridge Mall, Route 1, Lawrenceville. Call 732-469-8910 for information.

New Jersey Audubon Presents: Owls & Rails This presentation by Pete Bacinski, talks about our treasured owls and rails, birds we seldom see. Learn about identification, natural history, and interesting facts about these secretive and amazing avian creatures that seem to fascinate us all. 2-4pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 for information.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 Bossa Brasil® Performs Bossa Brasil® will be playing tunes from the new album as part of the CD release season. 8:3011:30pm. No cover, no minimum. Papillon 25, 25 Valley St., South Orange. Call 973-761-5299 or visit www.papillon25.com.

NJSO—Mahler’s Das Lied Von Der Erde

Dance Theatre of Harlem Experience poetry in motion when the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem headlines this year’s MLK Celebration. 7:30pm. NJPAC. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Million Dollar Quartet Inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the one and only time features a score of rock hits. 8pm. Also Jan. 18 3pm & 8pm.Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Tan Dun’s Earth Concerto is a mesmerizing sonic and visual experience, calling for soloists to play a battery of instruments sourced from natural materials like ceramic and stone. Tan Dun wrote his work specifically to be performed with Mahler’s enveloping Song of the Earth, a cycle on ancient Chinese poems that reflect on earthly beauty and life’s transience. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Camp Fairs

Greg Brown & Steve Forber An incredible double-bill with two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www. sopacnow.org.

See Saturday, Jan. 11 for description. Noon-3pm. The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. Call 732-469-8910 for information.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY By Julie Jacobs

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Stay Out of Harm’s Way While You Earn Your Pay With all the hours we put in at the office, it’s no surprise that many of us sustain injuries on the job. Such mishaps can compromise our health, while costing millions of dollars in lost productivity. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the premier source for ensuring that work environments in the United States are secure for employees. OSHA establishes safety regulations, provides safety information and offers training in safety compliance. Still, much of the success in keeping staffers safe lies with staffers themselves. By taking personal responsibility and understanding any inherent risks at your workplace, you can help lower your chance for related illness or injury. Here’s how:

Stay Alert and Awake

It’s important to be aware of your surroundings, so to avoid falling into a lull, take regular breaks to get up and stretch. This is especially helpful when you’ve been performing a repetitive task or have been

HOW TO THWART THIEVES • Always keep valuables with you or locked up. • Catalog and photograph your equipment and store this inventory in a secure location. • Make sure windows and doors open, close and lock properly, and that hallways and offices are brightly lit. • Inform security about any strangers who do not identify themselves. • After hours, don’t stay alone in the office, and have someone accompany you to your car or public transportation.

deeply engaged in a project and working long hours. Also, complete the most taxing items on your to-do list when you’re most attentive and your concentration is best. And refrain from drinking alcohol, which has been shown to play a role in many workplace incidents.

Avert Slips and Falls

Falls and slips are the leading cause of workplace injuries. To prevent them, start by keeping your own workspace free of debris and organized. Watch for spills on the floor and arrange for immediate cleanup when necessary. Use only approved safety harnesses and/or ladders to access materials up high, with a spotter if possible. Wear nonskid shoes if you work around potentially slippery surfaces. And don’t lean on railings or office machinery, which may give way.

Lift Correctly

If you have to lift a heavy load, check first to see if a hand, shelf or platform truck or even another person is available. If not, test how heavy the load is by seeing how easily it moves with a push, and then make sure it’s properly packed so you don’t lose your balance. Keep the load as close as possible to your body, then straighten your back, bending at the knees rather than at the waist, and lift slowly with both hands. Let your arms and legs do all the work and try not to jerk your body. And if you have minor back problems, consider wearing a brace when lifting.

Use Equipment Wisely

Have a job that requires tools and machinery? If so, you should be well trained

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in using and maintaining them and adhere to all safety guidelines, particularly with regard to cords, controls and switches. Turn off machines when you’re not running them, as well as when you’re cleaning and fine-tuning them. Always wear appropriate protective clothing, such as gloves, goggles and hardhat, and remove jewelry, neckties and other garments that hang loosely and can get caught in equipment. And let coworkers know when and where you’ll be activating machinery like forklifts and tractors (if you’re the coworker, approach from the front and make sure the operator sees you at all times). In general, communicate with fellow staffers and notify supervisors of any conditions you deem hazardous. Know where exits are and where first-aid kits, fire extinguishers and other safety devices are kept. Educate yourself on your rights as an employee. While employers are legally bound to keep their workers out of harm’s way, on a day-to-day basis workers can play a vital role in creating a safe environment for everyone. 


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DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber

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THE POWER OF BREATHING

id you know we breathe 20,000 times a day? Proper breathing brings oxygen to the blood and improves circulation, which helps relieve stress, increase energy, strengthen the immune system, and relieve congestion among other benefits. I’ve always been fascinated with the use of breathing techniques in martial arts and their overall health benefits. Sensei Greg O’Connor, 6th degree black belt, chief instructor and founder of Aikido Centers of New Jersey, is a local expert in the art of breathing and using this internal power in all types of situations, especially difficult ones.

Barry Farber: Where does ki or chi energy come from? Sensei Greg O’Connor: The word “aikido” literally means “the way (do) of harmony (ai) with the spirit or life force (ki).” Your breath is inseparable from ki because you’re living and breathing. There are all types ki, positive and negative. BF: What can people do when they wake up in the morning to feel better, think clearer, and become healthier? Sensei: Let’s concentrate on breath. There are many disciplines regarding conscious attention to your breath but the fundamental thing is to be conscious of breathing in and breathing out. One basic method is to breathe in through your nose and let it settle in your belly doing deep abdominal breathing or diaphragmatic breathing—allowing the diaphragm to move up and down for fuller capacity breathing. Once your breath settles to your lower belly, relax your shoulders and allow your lower belly to expand and “breathe like a baby.” If you watch a baby breathe its belly goes in and out naturally. BF: This is different from the breathing in your chest that happens in a fight-or-flight situation. Sensei: Right. But ideally, we should maintain deep breathing even as those responses kick in to keep our self-control and balance. Breathing should be deep, relaxed and natural but we’ve been programmed all our lives to have chest out, stomach in, military style. In boot camp it’s meant to cause some tension and to heighten attention while already in a tense state. Instead, when your breath comes in through your nose, goes down to your lower belly and out through your mouth, you maintain some oxygen in your nasal passages and you’ll have cyclical breathing, rather than back and forth.

BF: What do you mean by that? Sensei: It’s physiology. Even though your mouth and your nasal passages meet at the back of your throat that method creates a cycle of breath and a certain percentage of oxygen stays in your nasal passages, ready for the next inhalation. This is opposed to in and out through the nose or through your mouth—which does not retain oxygen. All methods have their value but I believe cyclical is the best one for someone to become conscious of their breath. When you wake up, stand for a moment at a comfortable posture. This allows you to take a relaxed deep breath. Just thinking about taking a deep breath brings you to a comfortable posture. These simple conscious actions enable us to achieve a state of “being centered” where we have optimum balance on all levels at that moment. BF: So posture is key for circulation and proper breathing? Sensei: Yes, they work together to give you a centered state. In a centered state you’re better at handling everything that comes at you in any way. BF: A lot of people in sports seem to use this technique prior to an event or pressure situation to reduce stress and increase focus. I’ve also read that 80% of doctor visits are due to stress. Breathing seems to be an effective tool to reduce or eliminate it. Sensei: Yes. Now it’s hard to focus on breath all day long because we have activities we’re involved in, but the more you do it consciously the more it becomes part of your being. BF: With practice we become unconsciously competent—not thinking about what we should be doing. Mushin… no mind. Sensei: Exactly. Our breath is linked to our emotions and most of the time we’re not conscious of that. When we’re upset our breath is affected and becomes shallower. Then our body automatically starts to release other chemicals creating a stressful state that affects us on every level without us necessarily being aware of it. This can linger if the proper signals aren’t sent to cease that state and the release of those chemicals. So just by breathing into your nose, exhaling through your mouth, and relaxing your body while you’ve become conscious of the emotion can reduce the stress. You can consciously change the chemical reaction and the overall effect of the emotion on you. s

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His latest book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars was released in April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: barry@barryfarber.com. Listen to the new show: www.blogtalkradio.com/barryfarber

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Bangz has meticulously designed the ultimate salon and spa with features that are sure to please all the senses. They give each and every one of their guests an experience that completely fulfills their expectations by invigorating their passion, bringing peace to their minds, and a smile to their faces.

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, kids come first. Their child-centric salon brings to life a colorful wonderland, filled with toys, trains, books, movies, video games and their signature automobile and airplane chairs. Since 2004, families have relied on Pigtails & Crewcuts salons to provide great haircuts and outstanding service.

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

Rocklin Opticians is family-owned and operated. Their focus is on providing exceptional value and personalized customer service. They offer an outstanding selection of designer frames for the entire family.

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Pigtails & Crewcuts

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Rocklin Opticians

184 Pompton Avenue, Verona 862-881-4251 www.veronadentalarts.com

271 Grove Ave, Verona 973-239-2600 www.townmedical.org

493 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-783-1227 http://montclair.barmethod.com/

119 Grove Street, Montclair 973-746-0323 www.versafitandspa.com

49 Claremont, Montclair 973-746-KIDS (5437) www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com

86 Main Street, Little Falls 973-837-0086 www.shag86.com

Pediatrics

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Plastic Surgeon

A friendly pediatric office providing medical care for patients from birth to 21 years of age. Believing that one of the best strategies for achieving and maintaining good health is a strong emphasis on healthy lifestyle habits and preventative medicine, Roseland Pediatric stress this importance with patients very early on.

Since 1989, A T.E.A.M. Approach Physical Therapy Center in Bloomfield, has provided high-quality, personalized, outpatient rehabilitation services to individuals suffering from a wide range of physical problems that cause acute and chronic pain, decreased strength and stability, and range of motion limitations.

JAG Physical Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy company with locations in West Orange, Warren, Cedar Knolls, Union, Hackensack, and Woodbridge. JAG Physical Therapy is the leader in recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow and back injuries. JAG was voted Best Physical Therapy in the 2013 Best of Essex Reader’s Choice Awards.

Welcome to the LoVerme Center, where they blend the art of natural beauty with the latest proven technological advances in cosmetic surgery. This combination of art and science means matching this patient-first approach with the surgical skill you can trust.

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23 S. Fullerton Avenue Montclair 973-746-8426 www.bangz.net

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265 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-429-3001 www.ateamapproachpt.com

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20 Church Street, Montclair 973-744-1579 www.rocklinoptician.com

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Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Podiatrist

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

Dr. Scott Spiro, a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, facial aesthetic surgery, and breast cancer reconstruction, believes that since no two people present exactly alike, no two treatment plans should be exactly alike. Individual care and safety are his prime concerns.

At Jersey Foot Care, they seek to make the diagnosis and treatment process as painless and simple as possible. The more informed patients are, the better decisions they can make. Their offices have a strong focus on patient comfort and satisfaction. The staff is knowledgeable and understanding.

The Plastic Surgery Group

Spiro Plastic Surgery

Dr. Simon Becker

Podiatrist

Skin Care

Spa

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Family Foot Care Center of Montclair provides foot and ankle care for children, adults and geriatrics in the northern New Jersey and New York area. With more than 20 years experience as a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Demi Turner prides himself on giving his patients clinically accurate care.

At Jadwig, they are committed to offering you complete and individualized service, designed to help you feel and look your best. Their spa experience is a professional, yet comfortable atmosphere to help you relax, rejuvenate and revitalize your skin, body and mind.

Lash House Beauty Boutique is devoted to providing its clients with luxury services that will leave them feeling blissful and rejuvenated. Their experts seek to enhance an individual’s natural beauty and replenish their image by carefully tailoring to the unique needs and desires of each client.

Dieci Lifestyle Spa is a 13,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of Livingston. One of the goals of Dieci is for all of their clients to achieve that sense of personal satisfaction with their image through their treatments and services.

Family Foot Care Center

Jadwig Skin Care & Med Spa

Lash House Beauty Boutique

420 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-7070 www.jadwigskincare.com

250 South Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-4300 www.lashhousebeautyboutique.com

Dieci Lifestyle Spa

Vein Treatment

Weight Loss

Women’s Health

Yoga

State-of-the-art facilities and a world-renowned faculty of vascular specialists have made the Vein Institute of NJ one of the world’s top vein treatment centers. Their professional staff will ensure your visit exceeds expectations of personal comfort and care.

At The Center for Medical Weight Loss, they know there is no one straight path to long-term weight loss and maintenance. They abide by the scientific fact that weightloss results from fewer calories ‘in’ and more calories ‘out.’

Montclair Breast Center has earned the reputation as a premier, multidisciplinary breast center, which specializes in proactive breast healthcare, risk-reduction techniques and the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Their staff is committed to providing better breast care than anywhere else.

Boone Studio is a boutique fitness studio that can offer a complete and comprehensive workout regimen for increased strength, balance and flexibility. Guided by the philosophy that it takes more than just one ‘thing;’ or type of exercise to get you feeling and looking your best.

Montclair Breast Center Montclair

Boone Studio

Plastic Surgeon

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

The Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 204 West Orange • 973-325-7779 www.eyelid.com

313 Orange Road, Montclair 973-928-7007 www.montclairfoot.com

Vein Institute of New Jersey 95 Madison Avenue, Morristown 973-539-6900 www.veininstitutenj.com

37 N Fullerton Ave #1, Montclair 973-233-1933 www.psg1.com

The Center for Medical Weight Loss

209 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston 973-535-6266 www.centerformedicalweightloss.com

101 Old Short Hills Rd Ste 510, West Orange 973-736-5907 www.drspiro.com

37 N. Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-509-1818 www.montclairbreastcenter.com

667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 1, West Orange 973-736-4030 www.drsimonbecker.com

90 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-716-0101 www.diecispa.com

40 Church Street, Montclair 973-901-1392 www.boonemontclair.com

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Dorthaan’s Place: The Steve Turre Quartet

The Pixies

Spend an intimate afternoon with the jazz innovator Rolling Stone classifies as “the leading trombonist of this generation.” 11am & 1pm. NJPAC, NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

An Afternoon of Italian Opera

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Enjoy operatic arias, duets, and songs performed by Annamaria Stefanelli and Rory Angelicola in Lambert Castle’s beautiful setting. Snow date, Jan. 26. 5-6:30pm. Lambert Castle, 3 Valley Rd., Paterson. Call 973-247-0085 or email info@lambertcastle.org.

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A Day “On” Not a Day “Off” In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Temple B’nai Abraham’s Social Action Committee and Teen Tikkun Olam Group will participate in Livingston Day of Service sponsored by the Livingston Committee for Diversity. 11am. Livingston High School, 30 Robert H. Harp Dr,, Livingston. Call 973-9943950 ext 251 or visit www.tbanj.or.,

Jazz Showcase Drummer Robbie Scott and the New Deal Orchestra. Bring your dancing shoes! 8pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 Living the Questions 2 LtQ2 is a popular video & internetbased small group exploration of progressive Christianity featuring premier religion voices of our day. Dr. Tom Zoelzer will lead us in the 7 part series “Invitation to Journey.” Thru March 4., 7-8:30pm. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Call 973-7447424 or visit www.unioncong.org.

Starlight on Stage: Lieder of Richard Strauss, Schumann and More Enjoy chamber music in the round as you sit onstage surrounding the performers! Featuring Stefania Dovhan, soprano; Laryssa Krupa Slobodyanik, piano. 7:30pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

The Pixies (“Where Is My Mind?,” “Here Comes Your Man”) are back on tour, performing with opening act Fidlar in their only N.J. appearance! 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-2975828 or visit www.njpac.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis & Alvin Youngblood Hart True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. The True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Healing after Divorce An informative gathering on how to re-invent your life after divorce or a break-up. Journaling exercises and group discussion will help you release the past and step into your new year! Registration Only. 8pm. Sue Waldman’s office, 20A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 NJSO – Strauss’ Alpine Symphony Scale the heights with music inspired by Earth’s greatest spectacle. Strauss depicts a mountaineering adventure, complete with a sudden storm and a glowing sunset. D’Indy transports the listener with a serene folk melody from the mountains of southern France. 8pm. Also Jan. 26, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Manhattan Comedy Night Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Adults only; language, mature themes. Lineup TBD. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.


The Music at Noon Music At Noon, the concert series, concludes its 33rd season with a concert entitled “A Musical Heritage.” It features members of The Heritage Piano Trio in a new format: Lederer & Lederer and Kaller & Kaller. The performers are Nancie Lederer, violin with her mother, Pauline Lederer, pianist and Marnie Kaller, cello, with her son, Rick Kaller, piano. 11:30-1:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place, on the Green, Morristown. Call 973-538-2132 or visit www.morristownumc.com.

Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show at the Minstrel

Don Mclean in Concert with Special Guest Judy Collins Two legendary singer songwriters showcase their insightful and intimate performance styles that have made them an essential part of America’s folk music heritage for decades in such songs as “American Pie”,”Crying”, “Castles in the Air” and more.” 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Bill Burr

Camp Fairs See Saturday, Jan. 11 for description. Noon-3pm. The Shops at Riverside, Route 4, Hackensack. Call 732-4698910 for information.

Jazz and Beyond: ACS An adventurous evening of progressive jazz with two groups that unite some of the hottest artists on today’s jazz scene. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion Well-known for his versatility, and professionalism, Sammy is one of the few percussionists equally comfortable in a multitude of styles, from R & B to rock to pop to bebop to Latin to Brazilian to New Age. 8pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnick Theatre, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org

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Celebrate the Year of the Horse with traditional and modern music and dance from New Jersey’s dynamic Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, now celebrating its 25th anniversary season. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

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The Four Baris Barbershop Quartet opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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A top comedic voice of his generation, Bill Burr (Breaking Bad’s Kuby) is a triple-threat success in TV, film and stand-up. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www. njpac.org.

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Daughters of Israel has been named a Finalist in the 2013 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award for Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center of the Year

Friends of Great Swamp invite you to celebrate the Wilderness Area 50th Anniversary. Strap on your x-country skis for a special group trek in the Great Swamp Wilderness Area. Noon. Lack of snow date: February 23. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding Township. Call 973-425-9510 or visit www.friendsofgreatswamp.org

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Tot Traditions Take time once a month for one hour to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hebrew language. You and your child will laugh, learn and love your time together. Each session will focus on a different Jewish Holiday and will be led by Jennifer Levine, a renowned artist, storyteller, and puppeteer. Free. 10am. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Please RSVP at 973239-1321.

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Exhibit Lecture Carved in Stone: Looking at American Art in New Jersey Burial Grounds presented by Kate Nearpass Ogden, PhD. Come learn about the varied and important gravestone carvings at Hillside Cemetery in Madison. 2pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x13.

Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and their friends and family in this upbeat, interactive, multi-media adventure that transports you back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth.... and rode in trains! 1:30 and 4:30pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Camp Fairs See Saturday, Jan. 11 for description. Noon-3pm. The Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Route 10 West, East Hanover. Call 732-469-8910 for information.

Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club Annual Sports Breakfast Featuring guest speaker from the sports world. Call the Temple office for the speaker and topic. 9am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston. Reservations are required. Call 973- 9942290 or visit www.tbanj.org.

Sunday Stories and Crafts Children ages 4-6 hear stories and make a craft. No registration required. 2-3pm. Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, Call 973-3761006 for information.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Quartet Senza Misura Performs In this exciting program, Quartet Senza Misura, a young quartet formed at The Juilliard School in 2011, pays homage to the father of the string quartet and the iconic, boundary-breaking composers that followed. Joseph Haydn. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Quartet Senza Misura Performs In this exciting program, Quartet Senza Misura, a young quartet formed at The Juilliard School in 2011, pays homage to the father of the string quartet and the iconic, boundary-breaking composers that followed. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt unite on stage for an unforgettable night of intimate acoustic music. Lovett has broadened the definition of American music, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a manner that defies convention and breaks down barriers. John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 Van Brundt St., Engelwood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

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This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on the fourth Tuesday. 10am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register or for information, call 908-598-5548.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 So, You Want Your Own Boss?

Join Life and Business Coach, Sue Waldman, for an inspirational discussion about how to start your own private practice. Waldman, a contributing author of Big, Bold Business Advice book will speak about niche development, branding, marketing, advertising, networking and how to get clients. Registration required. 8pm. Sue Waldman’s office, 320A Bloomfield Ave., Verona. Call 973-857-9090 or visit www.SueWaldman.com

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An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

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Join Marvin Sapp (“Never Would Have Made It”) and Bishop Hezekiah Walker (“Grateful”) for an uplifting night of praise and worship. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

“Master Harold”… and the boys A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother’s tea room learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid. Runs thru March 2. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information for dates and times.

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Celebrating 20 Years in Practice—Jan. 2014 Hezekiah Walker & Friends Starring Marvin Sapp

Sixth-Eighth Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show & Sale

Join Marvin Sapp (“Never Would Have Made It”) and Bishop Hezekiah Walker (“Grateful”) for an uplifting night of praise and worship. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 or visit www.njpac.org.

Country and formal dealers from 5 states, homemade lunches, desserts and Friday dinner. 10am-9pm and Feb.1, 10am-4pm. Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. Call 973-743-5596 for info or Friday dinner fundraiser, or visit www.glenridgeantiques.com.

Bossa Brasil® Performsat Bossa Brasil® will be playing tunes from the new album as part of the CD release season. 8:30-11:30pm. No cover, no minimum. Papillon 25, 25 Valley St., South Orange. Call 973-761-5299 or visit www.papillon25.com.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 Winter Tree Identification Walk at Van Vleck Join Laura Roberts, garden manager, for an outdoor exploration of winter trees. Learn how to identify trees in the absence of leaves. Laura is an ISA Certified Arborist and a NJ Certified Tree Expert. 1- 2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail education@vanvleck.org.

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New Jersey’s own Southside Johnny returns for a rousing evening of rock, soul and blues that only this Jersey Shore legend can deliver. 8pm. Mayo Performance Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Split Bill The Loose Canons And Hugh O’doherty At The Minstrel. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. s

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holiday celebration at home should be as much fun for the hosts as for friends and family. With a little advance planning, the goal of effortless entertaining is suddenly within reach. First, make it brunch, typically lighter and simpler to prepare than dinner. Buffet style is another smart choice — just arrange the dishes on pretty holiday linens and invite guests to serve themselves. Half of the work is done when you go with full-flavored imported Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Montasio, and air-cured hams like Prosciutto di Parma and Prosciutto di San Daniele. As PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products, they belong to a special group of high-quality European foods that can be made only in specific geographical regions. Four dishes that add up to a no-stress brunch buffet:

n A frittata with the deeply savory flavors of Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. It’s equally delicious warm or at room temperature, whichever is more convenient.

Thumbprint biscuits featuring melted Montasio cheese in the indentations on top — a clever touch for biscuits made with ready-made dough. n

n Another brilliant two-ingredient recipe consists of eggs baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele “cups.” They are crisp, creamy and irresistible. n Festive garnishes for a salad of deep green kale leaves, tossed with orange vinaigrette, include Grana Padano shards, pears and pine nuts.

For more information on the PDO system and holiday recipes using these legendary cheeses and hams, visit www.legendsfromeurope.com.

Eggs Baked in Prosciutto di San Daniele Cups

Kale Salad with Grana Padano and Citrus Dressing

Yield: 12 portions

Yield: 5 cups

12 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele 12 large eggs

1/2 pound kale 1 large Anjou or Bartlett pear, sliced

Preheat oven to 400°F.

1/2 cup Grana Padano shards

Fold one slice of Prosciutto di San Daniele in half crosswise to make a rectangle. Fit into a muffin cup.

1/4 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds, toasted

Crack egg into lined cup. Repeat with remaining ham and eggs. Bake 10 to 12 minutes to desired doneness.

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2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine or balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Remove ribs from kale and cut into 1-inch ribbons; place in a large salad bowl. Add pear, cheese and nuts.

Think About Drinks

One way to keep it simple is to settle on a house drink for your brunch buffet, such as a Poinsettia Cocktail made with one part cranberry juice and one part Grand Marnier to four parts prosecco. For the nonalcoholic version, combine the juice with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda. 68

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

Parking garage located across street Enjoy the Extensive Selection at Our Wine Bar

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RESTAUR ANT GUIDE BERKELEY HEIGHTS Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli

400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights • 908-898-0900 www.GoodmansDeli.net Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not Kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State,” you’ll be sure to leave satisfied. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO.

BLOOMFIELD Senorita’s Mexican Grill

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

Yellow Plum

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Early in his career, our chef burned a carrot.

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

CALDWELL OCHA Restaurant

403 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell 973-228-8856 www.ochanj.com 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.

He sent an apology to the farmer who grew it. [every ingredient matters]

33 Eisenhower Pkwy | Roseland, NJ 973.364.8277 | www.rezzanj.com BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES TODAY!

LuNello Visit our other locations: Vicolo in Old Tappan and Limoncello in Waldwick

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

973-740-0016

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


FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Rare, The Steakhouse

440 Main St, Little Falls • 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

118-124 Route 46 E, Fairfield 973-575-6500 www.CalandrasMedGrill.com Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill is a family-friendly Italian restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and open wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, OD, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Cucina Calandra

216-234 Route 46 East, Fairfield • 973-5757720 www.CucinaCalandra.com Cucina Calandra is a family friendly restaurant featuring a menu emphasizing Sicilian Southern Italian cooking. Offering traditional pastas, Sicilian-style thick crust pan pizza and meats prepared over custom-made open wood mesquite grill. Enjoy outside seating in the spring and summer. ENT, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo’s Ristorante

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

Ritz Diner

72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston 973-533-1213 • 973-533-6949 The “go to” diner in Essex County cited it’s consistency and fresh food as the main reason for their devoted fan base. There is something on the menu for every-

one. Winning Best Diner in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Essex reader’s choice awards is a testament to their quality and popularity with local residents. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine focus’s on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. Open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Convenient takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializing in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D (continued on page 72)

this holiday season…celebrate with friends & family at lu nello! It is that time of year to plan your holiday event at Lu Nello Restaurant.  Whether you are having a small intimate dinner or a large event, Lu Nello can cater to your holiday wishes.  We will tailor your seasonal farm to table menu to accommodate your budget and dining desires. We hope you will consider Lu Nello for your holiday event and all your other dining events throughout the year. To book your next event, please contact Lu Nello at 973-837-1660

Innovative Northern Italian Cuisine Fine Dining | Private Event Catering | Handsome Bar & Lounge 182 Stevens Ave. • Cedar Grove, NJ • 973-837-1660 • www.lunello.com 1 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South), Little Falls 973-785-4255 Bellissimo’s offers high quality Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

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MONTCLAIR Palazzo

Thank you for your support!

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

New Year’s Prix Fixe Menu Check Facebook for Updates Call for Reservations

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ROSELAND Rezza

33 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland • 973-364-8277 www.RezzaNJ.com A Roman trattoria serving truly authentic, gourmet Italian cuisine and Romanstyle pizzas. The menu is crafted from all naturally-grown foods sourced locally whenever possible and imported from artisians in Italy. At Rezza, every ingredient matters. BYO, H, OD, LP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

SUMMIT La Pastaria

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

327 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

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TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

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

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VERONA Verona Inn

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624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973-239-0544 www.VeronaInn.com Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on

973-743-0099 www.SenoritasMexicanGrill.com Take Out and Delivery Available

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Tuesdays, Half-Off Craft Beer on Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursday, Really Happy Fridays and Supersize Saturdays—to name a few. Their Facebook page will showcase what sports are being shown on their big screens. $IN-$MOD, ENT, SP

WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell • 973-287-6307

Pudsters

632 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-618-1200 www.pudsters.com Now open since July 1st, Michael Sobon has created a restaurant that blends the nostalgic values of quality, pride and the importance of family with modern conveniences and hi-tech touches. Pudsters offers delicious old-fashioned burgers at an affordable price, all served up by a friendly, attentive staff. BYO, NR, MCC, $IN, LP, SP, H, TO

RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted

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

WEST ORANGE

RR: R  eservation required/suggested

Highlawn Pavilion

LP: Lot parking

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com 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 s

Fresh | Unique | Authentic

SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available MN: Menu on SuburbanEssex.com Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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OCTOBER 2013 HOME SALES CALDWELL

Address List Price 5 Domessina Ln 209,000 168 Roseland Ave, 6 348,000 91 Roseland Ave, B7 349,000 81 Park Ave 399,900

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homes were sold in October, which was down 18% from 217 in September, but up 28% from a year earlier. Both the average and median sales prices dropped compared with September, the average by 9% (to $500,500 from $548,500) and the median by 11% (to $420,500 from $475,000). However, the average sale price was still 21% higher than in October, 2012 ($415,000). The median days on market for properties that sold rose slightly from September, from 40 to 41. 106 homes sold during their first 30 days on the market, down 15% from September’s 120.

97 Overlook Rd 107 Myrtle Ave 5 Mountain Ridge Dr 68 Ridge Rd 154 Sherman Ave 334 Bowden Rd 143 Sunrise Ter 4 Clover Court 8 Dalewood Rd 9 Glen Rock Rd

230,000 324,900 349,900 389,000 374,900 398,000 389,000 449,000 509,900 599,900

ESSEX FELLS

26 Bloomfield Ave 362 Roseland Ave

399,000 509,900

Bed/Bath Sale Price 2/2 230,000 2/2.1 345,000 2/2.1 349,000 3/1.1 400,000

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

245,000 324,000 340,000 363,000 365,000 380,000 382,500 425,000 485,000 582,500

2/3.1 2/2

390,000 490,000

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GLEN RIDGE

16 Ridgewood Ave 289,000 926 Bloomfield Ave, 9D 339,000 581 Ridgewood Ave 598,800 264 Forest Ave 499,900 55 Dodd St 649,000

LIVINGSTON

321 E Mount Pleasant Ave 289,000 40 Zahn Ter 359,900 10 Oakwood Ave 385,000 40 Sycamore Ave 399,000 11 Bonnyview Dr 434,500 3302 Pointe Gate Dr 469,900 29 Byron Pl 452,500 50 Sykes Ave 478,000 36 Washington Ct 499,000 34 Springbrook Rd 539,000 66 Falcon Rd 574,000 5 Clover Ln 579,900 141 Madison Ct 542,000 6 Longview Rd 590,000 26 Cliffside Dr 575,000 212 E Northfield Rd 649,095 5 Belvedere Dr 669,000 36 Woodcrest Dr 699,000 52 Springbrook Rd 775,000 5409 Pointe Gate Dr 775,000

7/3 2/2 3/2.2 4/3.1 5/3.2

230,700 310,000 621,000 625,000 740,000

3/1.1 3/1 3/1 4/2 3/2 2/2.1 3/2.1 3/1.2 4/2.2 4/3 4/2.1 5/2.1 5/3 3/2.1 4/3 4/2.2 3/2.1 5/3 4/2.1 2/2.2

289,000 350,600 370,000 383,400 420,000 460,000 462,000 471,000 487,500 510,000 549,000 550,000 550,800 565,000 570,000 593,500 629,500 688,000 770,000 775,000

8 Hearthstone Ter 23 Carillon Cir 19 Aspen Dr 16 Forest St 16 Notch Hill Dr 7 Canoe Brook Dr 33 Tiffany Dr 6 Heather Ln 2 Post Ln 9 Notch Hill Dr 61 Lafayette Dr

750,000 899,000 899,900 975,000 999,000 1,299,999 1,139,000 1,275,000 1,330,000 1,550,000 1,834,000

MONTCLAIR

5 Canterbury Dr 250,000 101 Gates Ave, E7 209,000 415 Claremont Ave, 2F 239,000 515 Bloomfield Ave, 3C 249,000 50 Pine Street, 9D 265,000 50 Pine St, 7B 319,900 152 Pine St, 3 339,900 4 Madison St 669,900 39 Melrose Pl 629,900 119 Christopher St 755,000 183 Montclair Ave 725,000 7 Prospect Ter 799,000 26 Vera Pl 799,000 209 Christopher St 1,025,000 15 Undercliff Rd 1,099,000 136 Montclair Ave 1,149,000

4/2.1 4/3.2 4/2.3 4/3.1 4/3.1 6/6.2 4/4.2 5/5.1 5/5.2 4/3.1 5/4.1

775,000 864,600 880,000 945,000 975,000 1,125,000 1,150,000 1,210,000 1,265,000 1,287,500 1,890,000

5/1.1 1/1 2/2 1/1 2/2 2/2.1 2/1.1 3/2.1 5/2.2 5/3.2 5/2.1 5/4.2 5/3.2 6/4.1 5/3.2 4/4.1

175,000 202,000 215,000 249,000 250,000 319,900 375,000 669,000 696,500 730,000 740,000 760,000 831,000 975,000 1,060,000 1,250,000

NORTH CALDWELL

50 Ferndale Rd 279,900 629 Stephanie Dr 409,000 5 Hill St 449,900 10 Knollwood Dr 579,000 32 Four Seasons Dr, 214 547,885 44 Four Seasons Dr, 232 558,395 5 White Oak Dr 659,900 38 Four Seasons Dr, 223 729,395 3 Summit Dr 759,000 40 Deer Trail Rd 749,000 7 Overlook Ct 875,000

ROSELAND

24 Old Eagle Rock Ave 35 Condit Ct 21 Schweinberg Dr 8 Depaolo Ct 5 Love Ln 40 Kent Dr 22 Camlet Ct 6 Meadow Ln

334,000 510,000 535,000 549,000 569,000 569,000 679,000 898,800

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

249,500 399,000 440,000 545,000 551,624 589,223 630,000 745,780 759,000 775,000 835,000

2/1.1 4/3 2/2.1 3/3.1 3/2.1 3/2.2 4/2.1 4/2.1

324,000 500,000 515,000 525,000 557,000 581,250 645,000 850,000

UPPER MONTCLAIR

128 Alexander Ave 530 Valley Rd, 3F 50 Gordonhurst Ave 29 Northview Ave 12 Greenview Way

349,900 379,000 495,000 450,000 739,000

3/1 2/2 3/2 4/1.1 5/3.2

343,000 398,500 510,845 555,000 715,000

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VERONA

1 Claridge Dr, 100 135,000 6 Green Acres Dr 174,900 22 Wedgewood Dr, 31 175,000 300 Claremont Ave, C6 169,900 1 Claridge Dr, 724 179,000 349 Bloomfield Ave, 76 189,000 1 Claridge Dr, 517 189,000 2 Claridge Dr, 1BE 297,500 26 Nassau Rd 299,000 4 Louisburg Sq 359,000 2 Claridge Dr, 7DW 359,900 102 Lynwood Rd 364,900 15 Lynwood Rd 395,000 49 Cypress Ave 399,000 116 S Prospect St 400,000 74 Fairway Ave 429,000 1 Old Farm Rd 450,000 26 W Lincoln St 466,900 18 Nassau Rd 495,000 15 Morningside Rd 529,000 52 Oakridge Rd 684,900

WEST CALDWELL

666 Bloomfield Ave, 18 149,900 25 Washington Ave 339,000

6/2 3/2.1

745,000 750,000

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

130,000 157,500 162,500 165,000 170,000 183,000 189,000 290,000 290,000 340,000 350,000 364,900 380,000 392,000 395,000 421,000 440,000 460,000 505,500 515,000 684,900

1/1 3/1

144,500 329,900

1 Sunnie Ter 23 Lane Ave 30 Eastern Pkwy 14 Farrington St 6 Cascade Rd 13 Pleasant Ave 24 Sunnie Ter 54 Westover Ave 183 Runnymede Rd 15 Sweetwood Ct 2 Hasemann Ct 12 Twin Brook Rd

359,000 399,000 389,900 428,000 459,900 479,000 469,900 549,000 549,000 639,000 599,000 729,900

WEST ORANGE

17A S Valley Rd, 17 66,500 43 Conforti Ave, 34 109,000 43 Conforti Ave 119,900 84 Lindsley Ave 175,000 10 Smith Manor Blvd, 216 194,900 20 Hillside Ave 240,000 526 Mt Pleasant Ave 189,000 21 Buckingham Rd 230,000 97 Giordano Dr 255,000 56 Valley Way 259,000 8 Marmon Ter 249,900 1 Undercliff Ter 279,900 579 Pleasant Valley Way 279,900 7 Normandy Ter 289,000 26 Harvard Ter 300,000 22 Old Salem Rd 349,900 16 Freeman Pl 324,900

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

340,000 390,000 420,000 440,000 459,900 483,000 500,500 535,000 540,000 625,000 675,000 685,000

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

71,000 95,000 125,000 175,000 193,000 200,000 200,000 230,000 250,000 250,000 251,000 260,000 270,000 280,000 285,000 285,000 300,000

74 Crestmont Rd 299,900 8 Wilson Ter 311,000 52 Nestro Rd 319,000 16 Edgemont Rd 315,000 183 Clarken Dr 310,000 23 Fairway Ave 327,900 338 Northfield Ave 334,900 1 Rand Dr 333,700 515 Eagle Rock Ave 349,900 2 Bromley Dr 349,900 374 Digaetano Ter 345,000 44 Seaman Rd 369,000 12 Hillside Ave 369,000 19 Benvenue Ave 369,900 52 Crestmont Rd 369,900 17 Lapis Cir 384,000 1 Tenney Ct 400,000 1 Mountain Way S 405,000 33 Fairview Ave 409,000 73 Sullivan Dr 445,000 10 Whalen Ct 475,000 5 Ridgeway Ct 509,000 57 Haggerty Dr 655,000 12 Luth Ter 719,000 1 Wadams Ct 999,000 216 Metzger Dr, E1 1,050,990 86 Mountain Ave 1,300,000

3/2.1 4/1.1 3/2 3/1.1 2/2.1 3/2.1 3/2 4/3 4/2 4/2.1 3/2.1 3/2.1 4/2 3/4 4/2.1 3/2.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 4/2 2/3.1 3/3.1 4/2.1 4/3.1 3/3.1 5/4.1 3/3 4/4.3

301,000 302,500 315,000 315,000 319,500 320,000 323,000 330,000 340,000 342,500 343,000 348,000 365,000 369,000 370,000 376,500 380,000 395,000 405,000 445,000 472,000 505,000 655,000 710,000 999,000 1,081,438 1,246,300

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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! December 1 and December 6 to January 1, 2014 Closed on December 24 and 25 Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange FREE ADMISSION! For information, please call 973-731-5800 Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats.

Holiday at Kip’s Castle December 1 to 30 Wednesday to Sunday 12 Noon to 4pm

Visit Kip’s Castle during the month of December for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928.

Historic Holiday House Tour December 7th & 8th 12 Noon to 4pm

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

Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest On Exhibit December 5-20 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 2 pm

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

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

See a complete list of events at: www.essexcountynj.org

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


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