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VOL. 24 NO. 10

David J. Black

What Is Your Dream Vacation?


Cathleen M. Black PRESIDENT & COO

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Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. —Dr. Robert Bagoff, West Orange

To go to Swarovski in Austria. They have an entire little city and everything is made out of Swarovski crystal. —Collette Marie Stallone, Montclair

My dream vacation is a villa in Italy. Down in Southern Italy, the area of Sardinia.

That would be Australia. I always wanted to see the kangaroos!

—Marie Fries, Montclair

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Any place in Italy. Because I love everything Italian!

The Caribbean, because it’s getting cold! —Andrew Zambrowski, West Orange

—Rosanna Imbriano, Cedar Grove


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I would really like to go to Bora Bora. I feel I would like to be on a nice tiny little Island…it’s all about relaxing!

Alaska, because it’s just someplace I always wanted to go and I haven’t been there yet. —Dr. Paul LoVerme, Cedar Grove

—Amy Celento, Nutley

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Italy, because we have a house on Croatia. I want to go across the ocean, and see the Adriatic Sea. —Brenda Pijaca, Verona

Italy because it’s a beautiful country and I always wanted to go there. —Susan Lord, West Orange

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or many tweens and teens, stress is becoming a part of their everyday lives. Learning how to manage stress can be a necessary tool to use both today and throughout their lives. Boone Studio in Montclair in now offering a yoga class for tweens and teens aimed at doing just that. Through mindfulness, harmony, and optimal effort, this special program will be a guide for young students to learn stress management and more. Participating in yoga has benefits for every age. For this young age group, working on breath work, postures, and group work allows students to build strength and stamina, develop focus and awareness of emotions, and learn how to trust oneself and others. Boone Studio’s yoga for tweens and teens ultimately seeks to guide students to find inner peace and serenity. They also have winter conditioning for teen and tween athletes and Pilates for young dancers starting in February.

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entury 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc. is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. For the tenth year in a row, the real estate agency has been selected as a collection and drop-off site for the U.S. Marines’ annual Toys for Tots toy and fund drive. This program makes a big difference in the lives of so many less fortunate children and teens in the area. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is the 97th largest not-for-profit in the country and Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty is proud to support it! The agency also supports the Easter Seals and its team participates every year in that organization’s fundraising walk/run event. Essex County residents can drop off new, boxed and unwrapped toys and games at their Caldwell office through December 15, 2016. Century 21 Cedarcest also encourages its neighbors to brighten kids’ lives by making a monetary donation to this worthy charity at The organization puts nearly every dollar donated directly to its mission of providing Christmas holiday gifts for children.

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Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning Classes for Seniors


s part of Lifelong Montclair’s “aging in place” initiative, the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) is a collaborative effort made up of partner organizations throughout Montclair. Together, these organizations work to provide free and accessible classes to older adults with the goal of building Montclair into an even greater place to grow older. The MILL features classes in the arts, health and wellness, history, and more, with activities like painting, group discussions, and exercise training all contributing to high-level learning and socialization for senior citizens. The Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning’s partners include Montclair Art Museum, Montclair State University, Montclair Public Library, Montclair Historical Society, and the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services. The program’s classes also available to non-Montclair residents, and are for adults 55 and over. Find the course catalog at to see what classes MILL has to offer.


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James Caldwell High School Coach to Retire Ken Trimmer, long-time football coach at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, has announced his retirement after 53 years, administrators say. Trimmer was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association (NJSCA) Hall of Fame in 2012, was named 2008 Coach of the Year by the New Jersey Football Coaches and was honored as the first recipient of the Institute of Coaching Award.

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Calendar of Events DECEMBER 2016 & JANUARY 2017 Ongoing New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker This seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. The annual tradition features orchestral accompaniment by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Runs thru Dec. 24, call for dates and times. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 800- 255-3476.

Art Wall—Montclair LUCIENNE Management, LLC Art Wall—Montclair. A 90 day, 9 artist event. Monthly installations featuring a different artist each month. The artist are both from New Jersey as well as France. Some of the featured artist are: Oliver Lake, Del Turgelsky, Tia Jannah, Bone Artist, Chris Dabigan, Deshong, Douglas Adams, Kilolo, Kernelius Maximus. Presented by LUCIENNE Management, LLC. The opening reception will be from 5-8pm. Runs thru Feb. 28. Courtyard of the Bowtie Cinemas, 486 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair.

10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 10th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular. Free admission. Dec.2, 3 & 4. Daily from Dec. 9-Jan. 3. 5-9pm each night. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts Annual Holiday Fundraiser SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, SMAPA, will be hosting their Annual holiday fundraiser which benefits their dance and education fund. Enjoy a different dance party in every studio. Ages 3 and up. 6-9pm. SMAPA, 14 South Park St., Montclair. 973-655-9819.

Holiday At Essex County Kip’s Castle Enjoy a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Open Wed-Sun Noon–4pm through Dec. 29. Free. Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-239-7056.

Rise Workshops (Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) December programs are: Goal Getting; Transforming Fear; and Positive Self-Affirmations. Free. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women,70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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The Bodyguard Musical Based on the Oscar-nominated film, this dazzling production stars Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Runs thru Jan. 1. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

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Each year over 10,000 visitors come to view more than 100 awe-inspiring, edible, gingerbread creations. Runs thru Dec. 11. 10am-4:30pm. Fridays until 7pm. On Saturdays and Sundays a Holiday Craft Show with artists and crafters offer a variety of beautiful, handmade, and affordable gifts. December 3, 4, 10, and 11 from 10am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Thursday, December 1 Essex Photo Club Competition Jim Alfano of Tri-County Camera Club judges images in the categories of nature and pictorial for both beginner and advanced photographers. The public is invited to view images and hear the critiques of the judge. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo, provides an opportunity for women business owners to celebrate the season, network with business owners from around the state, begin or nurture business relationships, shop and explore the exhibitor tables, and enjoy appetizers, dinner buffet, and international coffee and dessert station. NJAWBO is sponsoring a giving tree for Oasis—A Haven for Women and Children, by collecting donations of hats/mittens, art supplies, holiday gift cards for teens, unwrapped toys, nonperishable foods items, and lightly used women’s business suits those in need. 5:30-8pm. The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave., Totowa. 973-618-9288.


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The Mike Luipiersbeck Jazz Band Performs Featuring: Ron Naspo—Bass, Peter Grieco—Piano/Vocals, and Mike Luipersbeck, Drums – “Home for the Holidays” is the theme of this talented jazz band sure to make your evening a delight. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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December and January programs are: Social Security Made Easy; New Year, New Career; and Investing 101. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center forWomen, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.973-994-4994.

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

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Donations may be dropped off during store hours throughout Dec. 10. The drive supports U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, the Community Food Bank of NJ and Livingston Coat Drive. West Orange Jewelers, 16 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland. 973364-2500.

Holiday Cordial Tasting The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) will host a merry cordial tasting party designed to introduce area residents and visitors to the organization’s 35-year legacy of environmental stewardship, education, and advocacy in the Great Swamp region. Free, but must bring along at least one non-member friend. 5:30-7:30pm. GSWA Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown. 973-538-3500.

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Verona artist Ronnie Horn will show a selection of her oil portraits and multifigure paintings drawn from contemporary and vintage photo sources, including a few photos taken with Brownie box cameras in the 1940s. These compelling portraits reveal the experiences and personalities of one extended and diverse family over three generations. Runs thru Dec. 30. Verona Public Library, Jack Foley Room downstairs level, 17 Gould St., Verona.

This month’s theme is “How to deal with Stress around the Holidays. Join Dr. Jo of Core Wellness Center as she discusses ways to distress during the hectic holiday season. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Also, light refreshments will be available. Noon. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

NJ Audubon: Wayrick Gallery Volunteer Art Show A variety of artworks showcasing the awesome talents of New Jersey Audubon volunteers, staff and board members will be on view in the Gallery thru Feb. 27. Free. Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun Noon to 5pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Cherry Blossoms in Winter is a multimedia public art project engaging people to produce an inspiring scene. Thousands of trees are extravagantly covered with fabric, lights, crystals, yarn, and more. A range of materials will suggest cherry blossoms creating an exceptional visitor experience. Branch Brook Park, 226 Heller Pkwy., Newark.

Hirschhorn Entertainment Group presents the Radiance Chamber Ensemble featuring a program of music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, the Quartetto in G Major by Telemann, Mozart’s Piano Quartet #2, Marshmallow World by Peter de Rose and Winter World arranged by Oliver Shapiro. Lunch 12:30pm, program 1pm. 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by the Wed. preceeding the program. All welcome. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Legal Services A one-time only 30-minute private consultation with an attorney to offer guidance to women on how to proceed with a legal issue. Inquire about fee reduction. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Holiday Candlelight Tour Spend an evening taking a guided tour during the holidays at Kip’s Castle. Admission includes coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. 7pm. Registration required. (Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible.) Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona 973-433-7469.

Faculty Art Exhibit A selection of recent artworks including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, furniture design, photography, textile design and printmaking, created by 18 members of the art faculty at William Paterson University will be featured in an exhibition through Dec 9. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm and Dec. 4 Noon-4pm. Free. William Paterson University Galleries in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, Wayne. 973-720-2654.

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Based on Thomas’ classic story about his childhood holidays in Wales in the early 1900’s, this beautiful piece about a time gone by rejoices in the simple joys of childhood, the spirit of goodness, the comfort of family, and the magic that music and the imagination bring to us all. Runs thru Jan. 1. Call or visit web for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.


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Mary Poppins Musical Production Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, a live orchestra, and astonishing stagecraft. Ages 5-adult. Runs thru Dec. 11. Call for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Friday, December 2 Fish for All Seasons Join chef Arlene Ward as she demonstrates cooking delicious seafood dishes. Menu includes: Seafood lasagna with shrimp scallops and cod, swordfish mariner’s style, shrimp scampi, sea scallops with basil in lemon and pink peppercorn sauce, pomegranate and fennel holiday salad. 6:30-9:30pm. Kinks Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

George Winston: Winter Show Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Verona Fair in the Square The twentieth annual outdoor festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, petting zoo, horse and wagon ride and more. Food and beverages will be sold. Noon to 5pm. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting at 4:30pm. Rain date Dec. 4. Verona Civic Center in front of Town Hall at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-857-1467 x11.

Enjoy live music with The Mark Peterson Band featuring a special guest vocalist. Dance along or just listen-in as the band performs contemporary interpretations of musical arrangements from the early eras of jazz, swing and the American Songbook, seemlessly mixed with the funk & soul of Motown and today’s pop hits, to celebrate the approach of the Manor’s 60th anniversary. Fridays 7-10pm. Stay and dance into the night with a DJ performance from 10pm-2am. The Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

Saturday, December 3 Holiday Open House & Christmas Tree Lighting 10am  -  6pm. Town Hall & Main St., West Orange.

Winter Workshop Visit the zoo in the winter season for a whole new animal experience. Create enrichment items for the zoo animals to enjoy throughout the winter season as well as a craft to take home. Special animal guests to visit inside throughout the day in the Berson Learning Center. 11am-2pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973731-5800.

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Handmade crafts will include jewelry, knitted and silk scarves and hats, sophisticated and funky hand bags and accessories, pottery and raku fired ceramics, soaps and body care products, and accessories for the home. There will also be photography, paintings, notecards, and more. Handmade chocolates and baked goods will also be sold. Sponsored by the Jewelers Studio Guild and Kuhl Designs Participats to benefit HOMECorp of Montclair, a local organization providing affordable housing. 10am-5pm. 13 Trinity Place, off Church St., Montclair. 973-768-3560.

VBS is known for consistently putting on incredible, jawdropping, professional quality productions using its very talented students, who range in age between 4 and 16, as well professional dancers. 6:30pm. Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium, 1 Normal Ave., Upper Montclair. For tickets visit

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Annual Holiday Fundraiser Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts will host their Annual holiday fundraiser which benefits their dance and education fund. Enjoy a different dance party in every studio. Ages 3 and up. 6-9pm. SMAPA, 14 South Park St., Montclair. 973-655-9819.

Celebrate the holiday season with joy and tranquility in music old, new, and familiar. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade’s thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented together in the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s special holiday production. Djinnis, ghost cities, beautiful princesses, heroic princes, and magical mechanical flying horses, and a kingdom of serpents are brought to life through MDTC’s signature style of dance/story style. Free. 8pm. Also Dec. 4, 3pm. Westminster Arts Center, 447 Franklin St., Bloomfield. For additional information, visit

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Sunday, December 4 Cinderella Performed by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Santa at Van Vleck Take a fun family selfie with Santa or have their photographer take that perfect holiday shot. There will be arts & crafts along with writing that special letter to the man in red. Advance ticket purchase required. 10am-Noon. Dec. 4, 10am-12:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Book Launch and Signing Local award-winning poet Diane Lockward will discuss her new book “The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop”. This sequel includes craft tips, model poems with prompts and interviews with 65 of our nation’s finest poets. A group of poets will read and discuss their poems. Free. Registration required. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

30th Anniversary Dance Party at the Ruby Red Shoe Bash

Break out your dance moves as you celebrate the 30th anniversary of CASA For Children of Essex County. Cocktails, appetizers and more. Event Honoree, Bonnie Carter, Past President.; Whoopi Goldberg, Honorary Chair; Asley Rhodes-Courter, Keynote Speaker. Featuring DJ M.O.S. 9pm-12am. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-622-4832.

Historic Holiday House Tours Residents are invited to tour Essex County’s most famed historical homes and structures during the annual Historic Holiday House Tour. 17 homes and historic sites will be dressed for the holiday season while offering entertainment, refreshments, or educational opportunities. Fees and times vary by location. Also Dec. 4. Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 115 Clifton Ave, Newark. 973-268-3500.

Window Treatments • Furniture • Floor Covering • Lighting • Accessories • Color & Space Planning • Custom Cabinetry Set to the music of Prokofiev, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets, the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

The Snowflake Parade The parade takes place along Millburn Avenue from Holmes to Spring Streets Professional bands, clowns, marching bands and Santa arriving on a Millburn Fire Truck. Free Refreshments in The Courtyard (behind Dunkin Donuts) where Santa will pose for pictures. Millburn. 1:30-4:30pm.

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John Pizzarelli Quartet – Holiday Hits and More Swing right in to this holiday season with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Pizzarelli is world-renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter. Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli’s repertoire includes the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Lennon-McCartney and more. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Monday, December 5 Festive Flowers and Vegetable Designs Speaker: Florence Leyssene. Learn how to make unforgettable holiday arrangements from the exceptionally talented Florence Leyssene. She will create arrangements using vegetables as well as flowers. Create your own festive displays after learning her trade secrets and tips for award winning floral designs. 7:30pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

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This 16-piece orchestra of the future stars will perform three of the sparkling Mozart violin concerti with soloists from within the orchestra. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Grief Workshop

Holiday Open House - All Academy Wednesday, December 7th (8:30 - 9:30 am)

This presentation will address commonly faced issues and offer attendees suggestions on how to make the holidays manageable and meaningful in the face of loss. This is an educational session, not a support group. Attendees need not share any personal stories or information. Presented by Vince Corso, M.Div., MSW, LSW, LCSW-R. Open to all. 6:30-8pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-2391447.

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This Intergenerational Chorus, directed by Fran DePalma-Iozzi of Caldwell will fill the Caldwell Library with beautiful choral music on this special evening. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Holiday Garland & Wreath Workshop Create a lush garland or wreath to adorn your staircase, doorway or mantel with boxwood and other seasonal cuttings. This popular festive workshop fills up quickly. Registration required. 10am-Noon. Snow date Dec. 8. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

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WomanSONG Intergenerational Chorus Concert with music by Purcell, Handel, Britten... sing along. $5 at door includes refreshments. Fran DePalmaIozzi, director. Also the Metropolitan Woodwinds. 8pm. At the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St., Montclair. 973-744-9552.

2016 Holiday Celebration

Meet Camp Directors from All Kinds of Summer Camps & Programs… Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Grand Summit Hotel, Summit

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Sheraton Parsippany, Parsippany

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra – Mozart Violin Concertos

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The North Essex Chamber presents their 2016 Holiday Celebration which includes an international buffet, holiday shopping, music, and more. Shopping includes Blandina Collection, scarves, jewelry, purses (cash/check only), The Munching Moose–sweets, Speranzi Facial Spa, Tastefully Simple–dips, salsas, spreads, IT WORKS! Health & Fitness and Mary Kay. Cosmetics 11am-2pm. The Manor, New Garden Room, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-5383500.

Wednesday, December 7 Kenny G. – Live in Concert Kenneth Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him “breakthrough success”. Kenny’s main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-7837500.

Join a Navajo family as they listen to their elders telling fascinating stories about Native American constellations that have been passed on from generation to generation. Hear how the stars were placed in the sky, indicate when crops should be planted and show when the hunting season begins. Ages 8 and up, 35 minutes. Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 2pm, Sat., 2 & 4pm. Newark Museum, Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Hamilton Throwdown Don’t throw away your shot to share your love of Broadway’s Hamilton. Feel free to dress up as your favorite Schuyler Sister or Revolutionary War hero, and make sure to brush up on your lyrics. There will be trivia, prizes, refreshments and singing. Ages 10 and up. Registration required. 3:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Meditation for Women Meditation helps you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, obsessive thinking and improve your mood. It yields physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Meditation brings new inner experiences and helps us also to transform day-to-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling life. 8-9pm. Advanced Registration Required. Call 973-857-4357 to register or visit

Thursday, December 8 Fast and Fabulous Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Join chef Arlene Ward and participate in making fabulous hors d’oeuvres. Menu includes: Leek and goat cheese tarts, mushroom hazelnut phyllo pillows, artichoke and fontina bites, seared sea scallops and guacamole in tortilla cups, cheddar cheese puffs, spicy apple and cranberry cheese log with candied pistachios. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance Talk and Video Sol Moglen, a native of Brooklyn and now living in Caldwell, was instrumental in having a 9/11 Wall of Remembrance built at MCU Park in Coney Island, the home field of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. Hear the story of how he helped make this happen. Registration required. 6:30pm. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

Gallery Exhibit, POLITICO: ART & The Humanities A gallery exhibit that explores the cultural influence of politics and the humanities through the uses of various mediums of visual art. The intersection of art and politics provides an opportunity for exploration of the ideals of truth and transparency vs. censorship and political correctness. Runs thru Dec. 8. The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Mike Epps Performs

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Mike Epps got his first big break performing on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam (1992-97; 2006), and soon parlayed his popularity into big screen success. Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Friday, December 9 Lucy Kaplansky Performs 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.



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The Piano Guys Perform The four dads became a Web sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly unique, self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Creative holiday shoppers and design lovers have a rare opportunity to meet visionary artists and purchase their latest works at New Jersey’s most exciting holiday shopping experience. 165 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country will call the Morristown Armory home for the three days of this curated event. Runs 9th 4-8pm. 10th 10am-6pm. 11th 11am-5pm. The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845-331-7900.

Spanish Chat Join the conversation. For individuals who wish to practice and improve their conversation skills. Evening and afternoon groups. Native speaker facilitator. Also Jan. 6, 11, 20, 25. RSVP required. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843. e-mail:

Cookies and Story Time with Santa and the Grinch

Meet the Grinch and gather around Santa while he reads the classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and other stories. Enjoy cookies and cider and a take a holiday photo in the decorated mansion at Greenwood. Registration required. 7-8pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-258-4026.

New Jersey Camera Show From beginners to professionals don’t miss NJ’s largest photography event ever. 40+ vendors, crazy camera & accessory pricing, 40+ free photography workshops. raffles, giveaways & More. Runs thru Dec. 11. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Saturday, December 10 Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Making Holiday Wishes Come True!

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s acclaimed composite of Eric Carle’s storybook tales brings together old favorites and new friends in an imaginative, hourlong production. 11am. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Melissa Etheridge’s Holiday Trio

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. For this special holiday show Melissa will be performing songs from her holiday album, “A New Thought For Christmas.” Songs will include fan favorites and holiday classics. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Share and Care 34th Anniversary Gala The NJ-based Share and Care Foundation presents a dazzling Bollywood musical extravaganza featuring Parthiv Gohil, one of Bollywood’s most distinctive vocalists, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. 6pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Project Graduation 2017 Join in the fun for a holiday shopping extravaganza. Get your 2017 Spirit Wear, teacher gifts, decorations, hand knitted apparel, hand-made jewelry, ornaments and Super Bowl raffle tickets. All proceeds of the sale support Project Graduation 2017. 9am3pm. Montclair High School, Laraja Gallery, Park Street entrance, Montclair.

Get In The Holiday Spirit with Cookie Decorating The Library will supply the sprinkles and frosting, participants bring their creativity. Ages 3 and up. 1:30pm. Also Dec. 21, 6:30pm. Please email jstauffer@ to register. Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-2837.

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ikas Painting, established in 1982, recaptures the splendor of Victorian homes in Montclair and surrounding communities. “Our mission is to bring houses back to life,” says owner, George Mihalis. Originally specializing in painting, Gikas Painting now provides full services to restore the complete beauty of homes and to enhance their property values. Among the services offered are interior and exterior painting; roof and gutter installation; siding repairs and installation; renovations of kitchens and bathrooms; porch additions, flooring installation; and structural repairs to homes. “Our work covers everything from roof to basement,” Mihalis adds.

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Restoration of the home’s exterior is completed normally in two to three weeks. A time management expert with the goal of completing jobs quickly and to customer satisfaction, Mihalis organizes all facets of the work—from building permits, designs, renovations to payment plans. The executed program, known as “Gikas Wizard,” is an individualized plan for each home designed to restore its original and unique grandeur.

Painting is paramount to capturing past glory. Mihalis works with the design of every home to produce the correct palette of colors. After the selection of colors, a meticulous preparation process ensues with paint stripping, caulking, fixing walls and priming. Then the colors that enliven the homes are applied. Mihalis and his team take pride in a job well done. Customer satisfaction is vital. Gikas offers an 8 to 10-year warranty on painting jobs and a 20-year warranty on roofs—among the best warranties in the George and Kristina Mihalis industry. Similarly, Gikas Painting has received Angie’s List Super Service Award for the past five years. Exemplifying outstanding customer service, Mihalis recalls the time he rode his bicycle five miles in a rain storm to deliver a promised proposal to a prospective client. “The client was so impressed with my dedication that he offered me the job on the spot,” he related. Mihalis states that his ultimate goal is to surpass the original grandeur of every home that he restores. Remarks Mihalis, “I want to bring the homes back to their former glory.”

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The Language Institute They help clients start speaking a new language from the first lesson and to develop the communication skills needed to function in real life situations. 175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2C, West Caldwell | 973-228-1843

Anthony Prinzo, CVA Over 27 years experience in both public and private accounting, with a specialization in Forensic Accounting. 549A Pompton Ave, Suite 119, Cedar Grove 973-650-0219 |

Silver: New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts – Bloomfield Bronze: Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts – Montclair

Silver: Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC – Livingston Bronze: Sobel & Company LLC – Livingston


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BEST BAGELS Bagelwich Bagel Bakery Family owned and operated offering numerous varieties of daily fresh baked bagels, high quality ingredients and fabulous customer service. 652 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-857-9408 Silver: Ikes Bagel Café – Livingston Bronze: Hot Bagels Abroad – Bloomfield

BEST ART & FRAMING Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Park Street Auto The professional staff of Park Street Auto has been earning trust for their expert car care and inspection service since 1997. 18 Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8888

Let Jerry’s help you showcase your art or memorabilia with a custom frame. If you want to do it yourself, they carry pre-cut mats, framing tools and picture frames. Essex Green Shopping Plaza | 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-669-0995 |

Silver: Glen Ridge Auto – Glen Ridge Bronze: Budd’s Auto Body – Cedar Grove

Silver: Wade Maxx Art & Framing – Upper Montclair Bronze: Fast Frame – Montclair

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Silver; Gencarelli’s Bakery – Bloomfield Bronze: Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli – Montclair

BEST BOUTIQUE BAKERY Anthony’s Cheesecake They believe in only cooking with the freshest ingredients for the best results, and they make all of their dishes from scratch when ordered. 71 Washington Street, Bloomfield 973-415-8885 Silver: Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes – Nutley Bronze: The Little Daisy Bake Shop – Upper Montclair

BEST BANQUET FACILITY Pleasantdale Chateau

Bay Roofing is a team of building restoration professionals specializing in:

An exclusive, sought-after venue for weddings, private social events and corporate meetings in the tri-state area. 57 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973 731-5600 Silver: Crystal Plaza – Livingston Bronze: Nanina’s in the Park – Belleville

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BEST BARBEQUE Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar They are a full-service BBQ restaurant and bar, featuring live entertainment most nights, and special activities throughout the week. 34 South Valley Rd, West Orange 973-736-7899 Silver: Ruthie’s BBQ – Montclair Bronze: The Wood Pit – Montclair

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BEST BRUNCH Plum on Park Specializing in remastered American classics while embracing other cuisines and cultures. 14 Park Street, Montclair | 973-744-7100 Silver: Raymond’s – Montclair Bronze: Tiny Elephant – Montclair

Stuffed Burgers All burgers are stuffed with cheese and made of 100% grass fed and antibiotic free beef. 150 Valley Road, Suite 1, Montclair | 973-893-5805 Silver: Cloverleaf Tavern – Caldwell Bronze: Tavern 292 – Fairfield



Dolce Federica Offering handmade small batch, artisan creations, made with high quality European chocolate and superior, fresh ingredients. Montclair 310-883-5966 Silver: Chocolate Works of Millburn Bronze: Bromilow’s Homemade Chocolate – West Caldwell

Quality Car Wash Featuring a completely brush-free wash system and a state-of-the-art detail center. 189 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-571-0002 Silver: West Caldwell Car Wash Bronze: Frankie’s Finished Line Carwash – Bloomfield



New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Specializing in creating a customized, personal experience by designing individual menus and events that reflect the client’s style. 638 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-744-0008

Offering high quality apparel and accessories from leading brand companies that are decorated and embellished with unique images that children and tweens like to wear. 142 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, 973-535-5654 |

Comprehensive acting, musical theater, improvisation and TV & Film training programs for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels. 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield | 973-566-9700

Silver: Events by Joni – Montclair Bronze: Turtle + The Wolf – Upper Montclair

Silver: Apple Village – Upper Montclair Bronze: Kids at Heart – Livingston

Silver: USA Twisterz – Fairfield Bronze: Uptown Dance – Belleville

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The Little Gym of Montclair Children learn new things and build self confidence in a super fun, supportive environment. 1 Greenwood Ave, Suite 3, Montclair | 973-744-1002 Silver: My Fairytale Party – Livingston Bronze: Jumpnasium – Fairfield



BEST CHINESE FOOD T.S. Ma Chinese Cuisine Dishes are prepared fresh from ingredients delivered daily and by using home-made sauces that are created in their own kitchen. 199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair | 973-509-8878

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Silver: Ms Lyn Chinese Cuisine – Millburn Bronze: Veggie Heaven – Upper Montclair


Dr. Andrea Buccino, D.C., C.C.S.P. She combines chiropractic adjustments with soft tissue techniques to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. 6 Pompton Ave, 2nd Floor, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 Silver: The Chriopractic Source – Cedar Grove Bronze: Mecca Integrated Medical – Fairfield

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Five Star Cleaning Services


Their unique 36-Point Deep Clean System ensures that every corner and surface of your environment is thoroughly cleaned. 855 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 201, Glen Ridge 973-748-9309 Silver: European Touch Cleaners, LLC – West Orange Bronze: Clean It Right – Cedar Grove

YMCA of Montclair Committed to caring for individuals and families, with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 25 Park Street, Montclair | 973-744-3400 Silver: Caldwell Community Center – Caldwell Bronze: JCC Metro West – Livingston

BEST CRAFT BEER Cloverleaf Tavern Offering many types of seasonal beers. Home of the MBA Master of Beer Appreciation. 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 Silver: Essex Junction Craft Kitchen & Bar – Bloomfield Bronze: Egan & Sons - Montclair

BEST DELI Custom Designed Dedicated to every step of the design process from initial drawings through final installation, they pay attention to the unique details of every project, small or large. Montclair | 973-783-5788 |


Silver: Closet by Design – Carlstadt Bronze: California Closet – Fairfield

Calandra’s Italian Village Offering a full line of cold Italian specialties, sandwiches, hot pressed panini’s, homemade soups, sauces and pastas. 234 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell | 973-226-8889 Silver: Millburn Deli – Millburn Bronze: The Watchung Deli – Montclair


Krugman Dental Associates

The Silverstrom Group From the nurturing environment to the calming ambiance, their practice caters to all ages and boasts advanced technology, highly trained staff, a relaxation room, and complimentary café area. 580 S Livingston Ave, Livingston | 973-992-3990 Silver: D&G Dental – West Orange Bronze: Ferguson Dental Associates – Upper Montclair


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Silver: Stacey D. Oberfield, D.D.S. – Caldwell Bronze: Dr. Paul Feldman (Suburban Essex Dental) – West Orange

Make It a Stress-Free Holiday! BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Christopher Jones, D.D.S. Committed to providing comprehensive dental care for infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients. The staff strives to create a fun-filled environment where children feel at home. 1129 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell 973-575-8330

Silver Winner for Best Spa (Day) & Massage (Spa)

Silver: Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates – Livingston Bronze: Sparkle Kids Dentistry – Upper Montclair

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The Ritz Diner Offering American diner meals as well as their signature apple pies and chocolate babka. 72 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-533-1213 Silver: The Nevada Diner – Bloomfield Bronze: The Caldwell Diner – Caldwell

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Over 40 Classes in Acting, Musical Theater, Improv and TV & Film for Adults, Teens, Tweens and Kids The exceptional depth of our multi-level programming along with our outstanding staff of professional teaching artists provide the most comprehensive performing/theater arts education program in New Jersey!


FREE SAMPLE CLASSES and OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Jan. 21, 10am-12:30pm & Sunday, Jan. 22, 11:30am-2:00pm Meet the instructors! Visit our acting studios and theater! Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about!

New Jersey’s Premier Acting School Celebrating Our 13th Year! Anderson Electric With 20 years experience, licensed electricians are ready to help with any electrical project no matter how big or small. Verona | 973-857-4333 Silver: KB Electric – Montclair Bronze: E&M O’Hara – West Orange

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Owner Rodgee Cao believes, “When the kitchen is happy, the food tastes better.” Taste their award-wining Thai cuisine and you’ll believe it, too. 26 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield 973-748-0056

They offer a large selection of plants, flower, and gardening supplies, as well as a full service florist. Specializing in weddings, funerals, and arrangements for all occasions. 551 Broad St Bloomfield | 973-748-0655 Silver: Clores Flowers & Gifts – Upper Montclair Bronze: Coqui Designs – Cedar Grove

Silver: Ani Ramen – Montclair Bronze: Brick Lane Curry House – Upper Montclair



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CBL Fine Art Featuring the finest in handcrafted jewelry, artisancrafted ceramics, hand-blown glass, original and graphic art, extraordinary tableware, handbags, furniture, Judaica and decorative accessories. 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-736-7776 Silver: Smith & Company – Caldwell Bronze: Olive That & More – Upper Montclair

The small shop features designcentric children’s furnishings. 50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-2932 Silver: Somewhere in Time – Caldwell Bronze: Nest & Company – Montclair


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Julio Angel Hair Studio Experience cutting edge style in an oasis of tranquility. Julio Angel Salon’s friendly staff, soothing environment and expert creates hairstyle magic. 146 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-638-1638


Silver: Dieci Lifestyle Spa – Livingston Bronze: Americana Salon & Spa – Roseland Gold Winner for Best Auto Repair/Body Shop

BEST HEATING & COOLING Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric Depend on Bloomfield Heating to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Customers rely on their firstclass HVAC equipment, fine installation and professional service personnel. 127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls 973-237-0505 Silver: Supreme Energy, Inc. – Orange Bronze: Air Group – Whippany

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We Repair Domestic, European, Asian & Hybrid Cars Warranty Repairs & Maintenance Complete Engine Repair • All Makes & Models • Tune Ups Brake Service • Oil Change • Tires • Shocks & Struts Exhaust Systems • Transmission Service • Heat & A/C Service NJ State Inspection Center & Repair Facility

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Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream Over 52 flavors of homemade ice cream and yogurts made on premises using the best quality gourmet ingredients available. 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-6011 Silver: Kohr’s Frozen Custard – The Original – Fairfield Bronze: Gelotti Handmade Ice Creams – Caldwell



Since 1916 they have prided themselves in developing innovative solutions to meet their clients’ needs. P.O. Box 149, 430 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-6700 | Silver: Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC – Fairfield Bronze: William H. Connolly & Co. LLC – Montclair

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT Fascino A simple, elegant restaurant that offers an elevated take on traditional Italian cuisine. 331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-233-0350


Silver: LuNello – Cedar Grove Bronze: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – Fairfield

Decorating Den Interiors – Valerie Ruddy, CID Creating beautiful design solutions for large or small residential and light commercial decorating projects, from concept to completion. Verona | 973-239-3004 | Silver: Decorating Den Interiors – Paula Markman Bronze: Richard Bailey Interiors – Glen Ridge

BEST FINE JEWELRY George Press Jewelers The premier source for bridal collections, couture jewelry, timepieces and custom designs for 37 years. 74 So. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-7797 Silver: Nancy and David Fine Jewels – Millburn Bronze: Valley Jewelers – Upper Montclair

BEST JEWELRY STORE Walter Bauman Jewelers Featuring an unparalleled selection of diamonds, watches and estate jewelry. 653 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973-731-3155 | Silver: Frederick Goodman – Upper Montclair Bronze: Yanina & Co. – Cedar Grove


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BEST KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING Showcase Kitchen & Bath A one stop remodeler that offers planning and design services, complete product selection, construction and jobsite management. 438 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-8722 | Silver: Boyette Kitchens & Baths – Bloomfield Bronze: Keil Design & Construction LLC – Montclair


K. Macken Landscaping LLC A fully insured company offering complete landscaping, lawn maintenance, and construction with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. 973-261-0198 | Silver: DeLeon Landscaping Co. – West Orange Bronze: Martin O’Boyle Landscaping – Bloomfield



for Voting Us Best Art and Framing 7 Years in a Row & for the 1st time – Best Toy and Hobby!

Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC A boutique law firm providing personalized and focused representation in a wide range of practice areas. 117 West Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-7900 Silver: Goldberg Law Group, LLC – Fairfield Bronze: Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC – Livingston

You Provide the Talent — We Supply the Tools! Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange • 973-669-0995 Visit our website for more information and online sales:

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The Chiropractic Source Their therapeutic massage therapists are trained to locate trigger points of postural imbalances and gently remove them using various massage techniques. 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-228-0500

BEST LEARNING CENTER/TUTORING Estelle Finkel Center for Learning Offering a full range of educational services – tutoring, SAT coaching, college counseling, educational evaluation and diagnostic, psychological and aptitude testing. 125 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-994-4665

Silver: Remedy Massage – Montclair Bronze: JAG Physical Therapy – West Orange


Silver: L3 Academy – Montclair Bronze: Mathnasium of Livingston

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT Senorita’s Mexican Grill Bold flavors of Mexican cuisine in an authentic setting. 285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield 973-743-0099 bloomfield Silver: Toro Loco Mexican Restaurant – South Orange Bronze: Tanqueria Autentica – Food Truck

BEST MASSAGE SPA The Woodhouse Spa Their massages incorporate a foot cleansing ritual and essential oil treatment to induce deep relaxation. Each style of massage they offer assures tension release, circulation enhancement and overall wellness. 56 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488 | Silver: A Touch of Well Being – Caldwell Bronze: Dieci Lifestyle Spa – Livingston


Turtle + The Wolf The mission of this new restaurant is simple: to cook seasonal food with ingredients sourced as locally as possible, whenever possible, while continuing to support these awesome producers. 622 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-9800 Silver: Boon Thai Kitchen – Livingston Bronze: Tavern 292 – Fairfield


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BEST OPTICIAN Block & Zuckerman Opticians Serving the community for over 65 years, they strive for excellence in all they do – from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face. 796 Northfield Ave, West Orange | 973-736-7647 Silver: Roseland Eye Care – Roseland Bronze: Susan Valenza Opticians – Nutley



Sacks Orthodontics

The diversity of Italian dishes and the comfortable yet traditional atmosphere are the perfect combination for a relaxed and cultural Italian experience. 234 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973-226-8889

Offering the latest in orthodontic treatment options with Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and Invisible lingual braces for patients concerned about the appearance of braces as well as traditional clear and metal braces. 124 E Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-251-2265

Silver: Highland Pavilion Restaurant – West Orange Bronze: The Verona Inn – Verona

Silver: Peluso Orthodontics – Cedar Grove Bronze: Papasikos Orthodontics – Montclair


North Jersey Orthopedic Group They pride themselves on providing top-notch surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care through patient education and strong physician-patient relationships. 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn 973-232-5034 Silver: The Center For Orthopaedics – West Orange Bronze: Montclair Orthopaedic Group – Montclair

BEST PAINTER Gikas Painting As professional interior/exterior painting contracts, they pride themselves on their attention to detail and in delivering a quality paint job. 100 Midland Ave, Montclair 973-835-7775 | Silver: Mark Tirondola Painting Contractor, Inc – Bloomfield Bronze: Wilber’s Painting – Maplewood (continued on page 38)

Happy Smiles Start Here!

Dr. Paul R. Feldman and the team at Suburban Essex Dental

At Suburban Essex Dental, your complete dental care and incredible customer service are our primary goal. From a simple dental cleaning to a full mouth restoration, we’re here to keep your smile bright and healthy. • • • • • •

Root Canal Therapy • Dental Crowns Dental Bridges • Dental Implants Laser Dentistry • Periodontics Restorative Dentistry • Veneers Pediatric Dentistry • Teeth Whitening InvisAlign™ • TMJ Therapy and more…

973-669-0500 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 202 Atkins Medical Plaza, West Orange, NJ 07052 Winter 2016

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BEST PEST CONTROL Dial Environmental They have been protecting homes and people’s health from the threat of pests since 1985 in a environmentally safe way. 119 Harrison Ave, Roseland | 973-228-2500 |

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER Fitness 121 Personal, certified fitness trainers with years of fitness training work with clients to achieve their goals at their pace and with their lifestyle in mind. 5 Becker Farm Road, Roseland | 973-535-1177 |

Silver: Advantage Termite & Pest Control – West Orange Bronze: Jay’s Exterminating Service – Livingston

Silver: Slow Burn Personal Training Studio – Montclair Bronze: Synergy Fit – Fairfield

BEST PET SERVICES What About the Cat?


You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your pet will be well cared for in their own environment with a bonded and insured sitter. Roseland 973-803-3580

K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Resort Providing resort-style dog vacations and doggie daycare, by combining homelike amenities with recreational activity. 1275 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield 973-244-7387

Silver: The Catnip Gypsy – Verona Bronze: Rover Ranch and Spa – Fairfield

Silver: Rover Ranch and Spa – Fairfield Bronze: Hal Wheeler’s – Cedar Grove




Brookdale Pet Center Specializing in natural and holistic products, they focus on providing every animal with the highest quality of life by closely mimicking the native habitats and instincts of each individual pet. 1054 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-893-0990 Silver: Montclair Feed & Pet Supply – Upper Montclair Bronze: Millburn Pet & Wild Bird Shop – Millburn


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JAG Physical Therapy

MadKat Pilates

Their ultimate goal is to restore mobility, reduce pain, prevent disability, and improve the overall health and fitness of patients through physical therapy. 622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973-669-0078

Specializing in customized workouts for all bodies, all ages, and all levels of fitness. 855 Bloomfield Ave, Glen Ridge 973-707-7695

Silver: Professional Physical Therapy – Caldwell Bronze: Optimum Recovery Rehab – West Orange

Silver Boone Studio – Montclair Bronze: Equilibrium – Montclair


BEST PRESCHOOL/CHILD CARE Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell Providing the kind of care that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, which are the key ingredients of their Life Essentials® curriculum. 810 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 west-caldwell Silver: Love Laugh Learn Academic Child Care – Cedar Grove Bronze: The Children’s Corner – Roseland

BEST PIZZA Star Tavern Known for their delicious, thin crust pizza served in a casual yet lively atmosphere. 400 High St, Orange | 973- 675-3336 Silver: Aquila Pizza Al Forno – Little Falls Bronze: Calandra’s Bakery – Caldwell

TMont Plumbing & Heating With over 70 years of combined knowledge, they are committed to making a homeowner “feel at home again.” Their services cover all residential needs. 208 Harrison Street, Nutley | 973-284-1173 Silver: Metric Plumbing & Heating – Cedar Grove Bronze: McCormack Plumbing & Heating – Montclair (continued on page 40)

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BEST REALTOR OFFICE Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty Their award-winning real estate professionals are committed to making sure that buying or selling a home is a stress-free and happy experience. 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-1050 Silver: Coldwell Banker – Livingston Bronze: Keller Williams Suburban Realty – Livingston

BEST PUB & SPORTS BAR Cloverleaf Tavern Lacordaire Academy Providing a rigorous and disciplined K-12 curriculum in a respectful and inclusive environment of spiritual, academic, athletic and aesthetic development in the Dominican Catholic tradition. 155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 | Silver: Saint Catherine of Siena School – Cedar Grove Bronze: Trinity Academy – Caldwell

Enjoy the game in good company at Cloverleaf Tavern. An order of wings, one of their famous burgers, fish tacos and a selection from their extensive beer list can enhance the experience. 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 Silver: The Verona Inn – Verona Bronze: Egan & Sons – Montclair

BEST RESTAURANT – FULL SERVICE BEST RESTAURANT – BYO Fascino Chef Ryan DePersio serves Italian Food without Borders in his awardwinning restaurant. They feature a five-course tasting menu as well as delicious antipasto, pasta, and other piatti. 331 Bloomfield Ave Montclair 973-233-0350

LuNello Chef Lou welcomes you to his Classic Italian restaurant. The menu showcases the freshest ingredients like fish flown in fresh from the Mediterranean. Their special seasonal dinners and extensive wine list make dining at LuNello a special occasion. 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 Silver: DeNovo European Pub – Upper Montclair Bronze: The Manor Restaurant – West Orange

Silver: Divina Ristorante – Caldwell Bronze: Basilico – Millburn

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BEST ROOFING, SIDING, WINDOWS Bay Roofing & Construction With more than 30 employees and eight trucks on the road, Bay Roofing is ready to respond to your needs — from repairs to full roof replacements. They have been designated Master Elite Craftsman who specialize in slate, copper and historic home roof renovations. 323 Passaic Ave, Fairfield | 973-882-8435 Silver: American Roofing – Nutley Bronze: Carolan Contractors – Verona

BEST MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT The Manor Restaurant The inviting dining room features an oak bar, gorgeous floral arrangements, a masterful pianist and plenty of space between tables, allowing for your intimate evenings. 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-731-2360 | Silver: Highlawn Pavilion – West Orange Bronze: Strip House – Livingston


Featuring their open fish display with fresh whole fish from the Mediterranean and sustainably farmed fish. 405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111

Offering modern and comprehensive services including long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, memory care, hospice/palliative care, and respite stays at their a multi-faceted, state-of-the-art, skilled nursing facility. 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5100 | Silver: Lester Senior Housing Community – Whippany Bronze: Visiting Angels – Caldwell


Silver: PF Market Restaurant – West Caldwell Bronze: Halcyon Seafood Brasserie – Montclair

The Woodhouse Spa Piazza Del Sole Offering fashionable, comfortable shoes for all “walks” of life. From casual to dressy, with a range of prices. 620 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-783-9243 Silver: Fleet Feet – Montclair Bronze Footnotes – Millburn


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Their dedicated spa teams enhance well-being and enliven one’s spirit in a tranquil, transformational environment. 56 South Park Street., Montclair 973-509-8488 Silver: A Touch of Well Being – Caldwell Bronze SPAtique – Montclair


BEST SPECIALIZED BEAUTY SERVICE Lure Lash Specializing in lash extensions that are semi-permanent, synthetic extensions bonded on one by one to the natural lash by a certified eyelash technician using tweezers and a specially developed adhesive. 416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-783-5274 Silver: The Wax Den – Bloomfield Bronze: Dieci Uomo – Livingston

BEST SPECIALIZED FITNESS STUDIO New Jersey Plastic Surgery Offering both premium level tailored spa treatment services as well as world-class cosmetic procedures. 29 Park St, Montclair | 973-250-2996 Silver: The Plastic Surgery Group – Montclair Bronze: Radiance Medical Spa – Verona

Corefire Studio Featuring the Lagree Fitness Method – a shirt-drenching combination of Pilates, cardio and resistance training. 211 Bellevue Ave, Suite 201, Upper Montclair 973-744-0510 | Silver: Brazen Athletics – Fairfield Bronze: Barre3 – Livingston (continued on page 44)


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East Side Mags BEST SPECIALIZED HOME SERVICES Montclair Handyman Services

Keil Design & Construction Since 2004, they’ve offered the skills and experience in a wide range of services for all areas of residential construction. 356 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 6, Montclair | 973-902-4396

They provide every service needed to take care of, remodel or repair their clients home. No job is too big or too small. Montclair | 973-746-1002

Silver: Showcase Kitchen & Bath – Bloomfield Bronze: Custom Designed – Montclair

Silver: Samm Sound – West Caldwell Bronze: Custom Design – Montclair

Offering a wide assortment of new and old single issue comics, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, action figures/toys, games, cards, collectibles, statues/busts, t-shirts, buttons, posters, stickers and more. 7 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 862-333-4961 Silver: HandCrafters – Livingston Bronze: TIE Red Star Paint – Montclair Paper Capers – Livingston

Thank You for Voting Us BEST VETERINARIAN Three Years in a Row! We’re a full service community veterinary hospital with two convenient locations. In each of our hospitals, you’ll find our caring and dedicated staff responsive to your pet’s every need. From routine wellness check-ups that ensure your pet’s good health to advanced procedures, such as laser surgery that minimizes discomfort and shortens recovery time, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your pet in all that we do. Saturday and Evening Hours On-Site Parking Boarding Facilities Breed Consultation Available Cat Condos

Our Advanced Services Include: • In-House Ultrasound • Endoscopy • Video Ear Scopes • Laser Surgery • Laparoscopic Spaying • Acupuncture

17 Grove Avenue, Verona • 973-239-1881

We are passionate about animal rescue and partner with 2 excellent local rescue groups: • Angels of Animals, Inc. • Good Karma Dog Rescue

Make Your Reservations Early for Holiday Boarding!

Dr. Scriffignano and his rescued daughter Bella

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Celebrating Rare, The Steak House Select cuts of prime beef, cooked to your specifications, are presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. 440 Main Street, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 | Silver: Strip House – Livingston Bronze: Cloverleaf Tavern – Caldwell


For five generations, Whitney H. Roddy, Inc. has provided our clients with the personal attention and guidance they need. We take great pride in the relationships we have developed with our current clients, truly appreciate your interest in our agency, and welcome the opportunity to service your insurance needs. Olive That and More Offering a selection of more than 30 varieties of olive oil, 10 choices of aged balsamic vinegars and over a dozen choices of sea salts. 246 Bellevue Ave, Montclair | 973-744-7175 | Silver: Smith & Company – Caldwell Bronze: Somewhere in Time – Caldwell

We are pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2016, The Noyes Insurance Agency has merged with Whitney H. Roddy Inc. after successfully working together for over 10 years.

BEST SUSHI Ocha Ocha serves some of the freshest fish in Essex County. Their menu features expertly prepared sushi or sashimi, hand rolls, bento boxes and other traditional Japanese favorites. 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-8856 Silver: AKI Sushi – Bloomfield Bronze: Dai Kichi – Upper Montclair

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Got Pain? Acupuncture Can Help! If your body feels out of balance, you lack energy, feel stressed all the time or suffer from mental or physical pain, ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP you regain balance and well-being.

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We Treat: Lower Back Pain • Sciatic Nerve Pain Shoulder Pain • Neck Pain • Knee Pain • Headaches Many insurance plans accepted–Call for details.

Balanced Body


Margaret Amireh Dipl. Ac., L.Ac., B.S.

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

BEST TAXI & LIMO Joseph’s Limousine Service

1 Provost Square, Caldwell, NJ 07006 • Aquatics and Fitness Classes for the Whole Family • Personal Training and Private Swim Classes • Babysitting Service While You Work Out

Best Community Gym

• Summer Camp • MiniCamps Available on School Vacation Days • Home of the CCC Cyclones & Caldwell Cannons Swim Teams • Birthday Parties

They are committed to providing the best service possible with highly experienced and friendly chauffeurs, and top of the line vehicles. 397 West Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston | 973-535-6420 | Silver: New Jersey Limo Bus – Fairfield Bronze: Black and White Taxi Co. – Bloomfield


Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:30am-10:00pm, Sat & Sun:6:30am-6:00pm


The Services You Need to Repair or Remodel Your Home • Painting • Carpentry • Maintenance

• Plumbing • Electrical • Flooring • Masonry • and more…

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Jerry’s Artist Outlet has an abundance of toy, art, craft and hobby kits to fuel the imagination of anyone on your gift list. Essex Green Shopping Plaza | 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-669-0995 Silver: East Side Mags – Montclair Bronze: Sunshine Sam – Montclair

BEST YOGA JaiPure Yoga They encourage personal transformation done at their client’s own pace, own time, and in their own way – in a sacred and safe space. 575 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-744 -7873 Silver: Powerflow Yoga – Bloomfield Bronze: Boone Studio – Montclair


Verona Animal Hospital Provides a wide variety of veterinary services that include wellness care, routine and advanced services. 17 Grove Ave, Verona | 973-239-1881 | Silver: Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell Bronze: Cameron Animal Hospital – Montclair

BEST WINE & SPIRIT STORE Amanti Vino Offering a unique selection of wines, all handselected and taste-tested by owner Sharon Sevrens. 30 Church Street, Montclair | 973-509-9463

Pass Love On

Silver: Wine Legend – Livingston Bronze: Angelbeck’s Wine Merchants – Upper Montclair

BEST WOMEN’S FASHION That Little Black Dress That Little Black Dress is a fashionably edgy environment for all. The goal is that each individual can shop or browse and feel like family while looking and feeling fabulous. 20 Church Street, Montclair | 973-233-0523 Silver: B. Savvy – Roseland Bronze: Barbara Eclectic – Upper Montclair

A great gift idea! Sterling silver “Love – Pass It On" charm ($75) or "Key" charm ($80). Comes with 18" or 20" chain.

Thanks to all of you who voted for us.

We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season.

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Bonded & Insured Registered Business in NJ Serving Essex & Passiac Counties Certified by the Red Cross in Pet First Aid

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Children’s Christmas Workshop All children are invited to join in for a fun time of crafts, music, lunch, God Time, baking and the decorating extravaganza. 10am-2pm. Registration forms are available at the church, Thrift Shop or by calling the church 973-239-3561. The First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona.

Sunday, December 11 A Holiday Celebration Concert

Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time Comedy Martin Lawrence makes a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his hilarious stories, social commentary and more. He started in stand-up comedy at the legendary The Improv, where he honed his talents until he was asked by Russell Simmons to host his groundbreaking comedy series Def Comedy Jam on HBO. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Tuesday, December 13 Seton Hall University Winter Concert

At a The Little Gym Awesome Birthday Bash, your child and their friends will have the whole place to themselves for games, music and fun activities created especially for them. Plus The Little Gym team will handle everything from set-up to clean-up. It’s no surprise that many parents tell us an Awesome Birthday Bash is a big wish come true for them too. Thanks for voting for us! Montclair



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Therapeutic Massage

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Best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner invites families to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band at a festive holiday concert. 2pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Celebrate Chanukah with Family Join chef Marla Mendelsohn and participate In cooking these Chanukah dishes. Menu includes: Potato latkes 3 ways— traditional, sweet potato and spaghetti squash, homemade applesauce, beef barley soup and grandma’s rugelach. 4-6pm. Kids /teens with parent. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

The Christmas Walk The Kiwanis Club of Caldwell West Essex invites all to delight in the eclectic charms of five exceptional local homes, and two historic 19th century homes: Caldwell’s Grover Cleveland’s 1832 Birthplace; West Caldwell’s Zenas C. Crane 1854 House. Noon-4:30pm. Tickets available at Caldwell Flowerland. 973-228-4067 or email Kiwanis006@

The Essex Water Color Club Demonstration A demonstration by Janet Campbell an artist and teacher, who specializes in watercolor painting. All are welcome to attend. 2pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. For more info email rrtarnacki@

The Seton Hall University Winter Concert features the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and Concert Band in an annual winter holiday concert. More than 100 Seton Hall University students and members of the University community take part in this tradition each holiday season. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Millburn AAII Investment Education Group Meeting Topic: Fixing Up Fixed Income – Looking Beyond Traditional Bonds for IncomeGenerating Investments. Speaker Mark Germain, CFP®, MBA, ADPA® is the founder and CEO of Beacon and has over thirty years of experience giving financial guidance to high net-worth individuals and families. Open to members family and friends. Registration 6:45pm. Lecture 7-8:30pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. Benson Wang,

Temple Sholom TYKES Your child will learn about a Jewish holiday or subject. Create a special art project, sing a few songs, hear a Jewish story, and have a snack. This program is free to members and non-members. Please RSVP to reserve your TYKES spot. 4pm. Ages 2-5. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321 .

Safe Shredding ‘Safe Shredding is a safe way to discard those personal or financial papers you want to get rid of. Second Tuesday of every month. Call the temple office at to arrange a drop off. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973-239-1321.


Speaking from Spirit Join Rosemarie Cappiello for a demonstration of Mediumship and a discussion of her book, “Speaking from Spirit”, which will be available for sale and personally signed by the author. RoseMarie will bring forth spirits who seek to make a connection with people in the audience. If you ever wondered what mediumshp is or how it works, this is your chance to experience it. 7pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Wednesday, December 14 The Maccabeats Perform

Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, The Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena. Their breakthrough piece, Lecha Dodi, combines some of the most beloved words of Jewish liturgy with Leonard Cohen’s meaningful and melodic Hallelujah. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201227-1030.

Writing and Intuition Gathering This gathering will include writing exercises to help develop awareness, guided imagery to relax, and enlightening discussion. An inspiring seminar facilitated by Psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne Waldman and open your third eye to reclaim the power of your intuitive sense. 7:309pm. Advanced Registration is required. Visit or call 973857-9090.

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Music Performance The John Ehlis “New Quartet” is a group of spirited and passionate artists who are storytellers in the true sense of word. These creative and expressive musicians will perform two sets of original music. 7:30pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-7442600.

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Essex Photo Club will hold its annual holiday party with the program “You be the Judge” when members will judge images for the assigned subject of “Yellow”. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Sound + Vision: The Music of David Bowie 8-10:30pm. Outpost in the Burbs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair.

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Let’s Talk Adoption Adoption Transition Expert, Regina Radomski, will run a monthly adoption support group called “Conquering Adoption”. This group’s main goal is to connect adoptees, adoptive parents and people looking to adopt all in one place. The group’s activities range from special topics, presentations by group members, outside adoption specialist speakers and more. Adults and children will have time to meet separately. To RSVP, write to Regina: or RSVP at the library front desk. 7-8:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove.

Friday, December 16 Storytime with Mrs. Claus Enjoy a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her animal friends. Light refreshments and a holiday cookie included with ticket. Ages 12 and younger. Children under two are free. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Also Dec. 23 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Dec.17 & Dec.18 at 3:30pm & 5:30pm & 7:30pm. Dec.19 -22 at 5:30pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.


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The Motown Experience is an all-star lineup of world class vocalists drawn from the ranks of the legendary groups that made the original hits timeless classics. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Paul Anka Performs One of America’s favorites is back on stage. The singer, songwriter and actor performs his greatest hits spanning more than five decades – “Diana” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and more. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Long-time New Jersey resident, James Caldwell High School graduate and 2014 and 2015 Sinatra Contest Winner, George Chartofillis will make his return appearance for one night to perform his show titled Birthday Celebrations, celebrating Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s 100th birthdays and Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday. His show will focus on holiday songs and most recognized songs recorded and performed by these legendary singers. 7:30-10:30pm. Cafe Z, 2333 Morris Ave., Union. For reservations call 908-686-4321 after noon.

CELEBRATING 7 YEARS! Saturday, December 17 Kwanzaa Festival Celebrate the Nguzo Saba at NJPAC’s 18th annual Kwanzaa children’s festival and marketplace, featuring an Arts and Crafts Village and music and dance activities. Admission is free. Noon. NJPAC Center for Arts Education, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, DJ, violinist, and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life with a contemporary urban twist. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Mastering Environmental Fill Flash Camera Class The power of fill flash allows you to fill in shadows and add sparkle to your subjects eyes in practically any ambient light situation. Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady at Unique and learn how you can master this essential tool and have great light available everywhere and anywhere you go. 11am-2pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

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Cherish the Ladies – A Celtic Christmas Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish stepdancing. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Holiday Concert Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra will perform selected holiday works include Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture”; Ravel’s impressionistic “Daphnes and Chloe, Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto”, featuring renowned artist Kate Dillingham; and a little magic, courtesy of Leroy Anderson. 7:30pm. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809.

Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend Join a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds. Discover who is in the forest as you look of signs of our Woodland Friends. When you are done, warm up in the historic Stone House with a cup of Hot Cocoa by the fireplace. Dress for the outdoors. Age 2 and Up. Hikes depart at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Also Dec. 18. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

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Join chef Eileen Maher and participate in cooking and baking these carrot filled treats. Menu includes: Too many carrots—carrot ginger soup, carrot pasta, welsh rabbit aka rarebit—no rabbit here, and carrot cupcakes. 10am-Noon. Ages 3-7 yrs with parent. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the daringly theatrical Forces of Nature Dance Company leads Kwanzaa festivities with special guest Les Nubians, an Afro-French jazz vocal duo. 2 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad Show Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the door for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. Ninetime Grammy winner Jose Feliciano welcomes the holiday season by performing “Feliz Navidad,” “Light My Fire” and many more hits. 3 & 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Featuring internationally renowned conductor and former Broadway musical director of “A Chorus Line”, Rev. Alphonse Stevenson. Also featuring Opera vocalists. 7:30pm. Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell. 973226-0979.

Handel’s Messiah with Members of the NJSO

One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Monday, December 19 Messiah Sing & Christmas Carols Be part of the chorus in singing the Christmas portion of Handel’s MESSIAH along with special soloists and professional musicians. MESSIAH Scores available or bring your own. A Christmas Carol sing-a-long will finish off this festive event. 7:30pm.The First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-228-0310.

“From Banff to Jasper National Park: Alberta, Canada” Award-winning nature and art photographer will present a slide lecture about the hiking trails, mountains, lakes and beautiful waterfalls in Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Tuesday, December 20 “Lego Holiday Build Contest” Prize Party

Children ages 5-12, Teens ages 13-17, and Adults are invited to make an ornament or other holiday themed Lego display and enter it in a contest for a chance to win a prize. Ornaments and display items should be original, but patterns are allowed. For an Entry Form and Contest Rules visit the Library’s website at Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Blue Christmas Service A service of worship hosted by The First Presbyterian Church and Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. This is a service for anyone who finds that Christmas can be a challenging time. Step away from the chaos, let soft light and gentle music speak to you of healing and the presence of God in your life. 7:30pm. Frist Presbyterian Church, 10 Fairview Ave., Verona.

Wednesday, December 21 The Goddess Circle If you yearn to feel and be more, move more, and feel more passion, this gathering will help ignite your wild woman inside. Join psychotherapist, Rose Suzanne, for an enlightening evening of self discovery, mystery and magic. Advanced Registration is required. Visit or call 973-8579090

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Sunday, December 25 A Laser Light Show to Celebrate the Festival of Lights Bring your family to this unique event to celebrate the second night of Chanukah. Experience the power of one little light that grows into more light in miraculous ways. This scientific holiday show is presented by Wondergy. Fee applies. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext.207 or contact

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Thursday, December 29 New Year’s Eve Party Cooking Class Join chef Theresa Merges and participate in cooking these tasty bites. Menu includes: Spiced nuts, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, creamy crab and artichoke dip, white bean crostini, artichoke fritters with lemon aioli, sausage cheddar bites. 6-9pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-2584009.

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Monday, January 2 Learn to Speak a New Language in 2017! French, German, Italian, Spanish or Japanese. Now registering for our winter session. Call or email for scheduling details. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-2281843 or

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Currently in its second season on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic, baffling unsuspecting citizens he catches in otherwise everyday situations. Inevitably, they are left stunned and delighted – even though they have no idea what just hit them. Now, Carbonaro is taking his show on the road. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Hanukkah Family Shabbat Service An annual Hanukkah Family Shabbat Service where you bring your own Menorah and we’ll light the candles together with Hanukkah songs and prayers along side family and friends. Free and open to non-members. 6:30pm Please RSVP. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. 973239-1321.

Essex Photo Club will host its second open house of the year with the program “Better Photos from Smartphones to DSLRs” presented by Nath Kaplan past president of EPC. Kaplan will explore methods of photography applicable to both smartphones and digital cameras. Free. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Saturday, January 7 Raiders of the Lost Ark with NJSO Indiana Jones is heading for New Jersey in January with his whip, his hat and a live orchestra. John Williams’ epic score— performed live by the NJSO—enhances the on-screen action as Indy (Harrison Ford) goes on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world in this timeless classic from Steven Spielberg. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Lunch and Learn on “Jerusalem in the Tanakh” at B’nai Shalom Join Rabbi Robert Tobin as he discusses the references to Jerusalem found in the Tanakh. All are welcome. 12:30-2pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 208.

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Sunday, January 8 Workshop on The Story of Joseph This is one of the monthly workshops for young children, 3 and 4 year olds. 11am-Noon. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160 ext. 208.

Monday, January 9 Nutrition Classes Restart-5-class Sugar detox and nutrition education series: Mondays at 7pm, starting Jan 9th and Tuesdays at Noon starting Jan 10th. NJ Acupuncture Wellness Message & Fertility Center, 70 Park St., Montclair. 973-233-1195.

American Sign Language Beginner and intermediate level groups now forming. Small, personalized groups. Call or email for scheduling details. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-2281843 or

During his record-breaking year in space, U.S. Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly captivated the world while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. Captain Kelly takes you on an extraordinary out-of-this-world adventure as he reflects on his experiences and delivers unparalleled life lessons, fascinating stories and candid commentary on his epic 143-million mile journey. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Scot Bruce performs as Elvis, the way we remember him during his early career, followed by Mike Albert, who is superb as Elvis in his Vegas years. Together, they transport audiences far beyond the usual, overly produced Elvis shows to recreate the electrifying musical excitement of the King. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

This year’s Winter Festival stars multiple Grammy-winning maestro/violinist Pinchas Zukerman. He captivates with both bow and baton in this richly melodic program. 8pm. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd. Utilizing staged elements from “The Wall” movie as well as from the legendary concerts in New York & London the historic Berlin concert & the many Roger Waters variations – TWTE renders an amazing re imagining of one of rock music’s true masterworks, that succeeds equally on a Broadway theater level. 8pm. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-7500.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: MLK Celebration Experience poetry in motion when the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, celebrating 47 years of passion, power and perfection, returns for this year’s MLK Celebration. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Story Pirates: Kidz Cabaret Series Story Pirates was founded in 2004 to celebrate the words, ideas and stories of young people. By pairing world-class teachers with first-rate actors and comedians, they offer a variety of tools to make learning more engaging and effective. 1 & 3pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Embodying the Dream Celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during an afternoon of dance, music, visual arts and spoken word activities. Admission is free. 11am. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Tom Papa Performs With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Gladys Knight with Special Guest The Whispers Be there for an electric evening of classic soul, R&B and pop when reigning “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) shares an evening with Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductees The Whispers (“Rock Steady”). 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of “formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity,” Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Thursday, January 19 Essex Photo Club Competition Essex Photo Club will hold its 5th competition of the year in the categories of nature and pictorial for both beginner and advanced photographers. Todd Borresoff, travel photographer and teacher will judge over 75 images. Free and open to the public. 7:30pm. Caldwell United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell. 862-202-4701.

Friday, January 20 Tot Shabbat

Print What You See: Ways to Print Photos The print is the final step in the photographic process. In this course, instructor Martin Bluhm will cover both digital printing online and at home, silver gelatin printing from film negatives in the darkroom both in B&W and color, and digital negatives which combine digital and traditional forms of printing on photosensitive paper. 11:30am-1:30pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Members and non-members come and experience a brief, song-filled service led by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Feibush for children in grade one and below and their families. Tot Shabbat is a great way to meet others with young children and to celebrate Shabbat together. Tot Shabbat is held at 5:30pm. After the service, join us for dinner. There is no charge but please RSVP to the office 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

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Beautiful Split Level, updated with newer baths, windows and great European style Kitchen. Great entertaining home with potential for 5th bedroom or in-law-suite. Four spacious BRs all with double closets including a great master suite. A fabulous private large yard that backs up to woods. Great neighborhood, convenient to everything. Don’t miss this Bright ,sun filled, home with CAC and lots of room.

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Year of the Rooster: NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY Saturday, January 28 A delight for the entire family, the Year of the Rooster combines the elegance of traditional Asian art and the beauty of American modern dance with thrilling choreography, exotic music and dazzling acrobats. 2pm. Also Dec. 29. 2pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Saturday, 21 Winter Festival: Zukerman & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Few can surpass Pinchas Zukerman in Beethoven’s sole violin concerto: he imbues every phrase with singing tone and heartfelt expression.8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

So Good For The Soul! A Tribute to the Music of Motown So Good for the Soul is a non-stop, high energy trip down memory lane performed by a cast of 8 veteran entertainers and their band, including former members of The Jones, Main Ingredient, & The Marvelettes peppered with Broadway savvy performers. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Production C. S Lewis’ beloved and magical novel, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, comes to life on stage through dance. Follow them through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Sunday, January 22 Pinkalicious The Musical Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink—head to toe. 1 & 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

3hree for Louis: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong One of New York’s most versatile musicians, Eddie Allen brings THREE trumpeters and an all-star ensemble to pay tribute to the legacy and music of jazz great and American icon, “Satchmo.” 2pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Quartet at Dorthaan’s Place One of the greatest marriages in jazz history. NEA Jazz Master pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and virtuosic saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin are a treat for the ears at NJPAC’s jazz brunch series. 11am & 1pm. NICO Kitchen & Bar, NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Spend an evening of conversation with British actor John Cleese as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

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Great music, drama, short-film Saturday, Dec. 17th at 7pm Sunday, Dec. 18th at 9am & 11am

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Friday, January 27 A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop featuring Nelly GRAMMY-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Nelly arrives with this one-of-a-kind concert experience – a genre-busting event that lends a symphonic twist to his greatest hits, including “Hot in Herre,” “Just a Dream” and “Country Grammar.” 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Back To The Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl Jessie’s Girl has mastered stunning renditions of the world’s most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that decade. Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and many more come to life right before the dazzled eyes of the crowd. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Mammoth Follies explores the wonders of evolution in an oldfashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets. This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur. Recommended Ages: 6-12. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ‘comfortable’ has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie. The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their resume, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become “hits” to their famously-dedicated fan base. Special Guest Gary Douglas Band. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Stuart Malina, Tony Award-winning conductor, blends jazz, Latin, hip hop, and classical styles, this virtuoso quartet brings a freshness and inventiveness to every note they play. 8pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy The international concert phenomenon featuring Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from one of the most popular video games of all time! Conducted by GRAMMY Award winner Arnie Roth, with more than 100 musicians on stage including the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, this show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears. 3 & 8pm. Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. 973-757-6000.

James Monroe Iglehart in Concert! The show-stopping, Tony-winning Genie from Broadway’s Aladdin and original cast member of Memphis performs his favorite hit songs from stage and screen. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Sunday, January 29 Juilliard @ SOPAC: Altezza Piano Trio All having previously played in numerous successful groups, the trio’s formation began through the friendship among all three members at The Juilliard School. The trio is dedicated to presenting the jewels of the Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century piano trio repertoire, in addition to championing new music as well. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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A thread of bold innovation runs through these remarkable works, bridging three musical eras. Pinchas Zukerman is the soloist in Bach’s brilliant concerto. 3pm. NJPAC,1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

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Greg Bufford is a West Orange-based jazz drummer. He performed with jazz aces like saxophonist Sonny Stitt, trumpeter Johnny Coles, and organist Butch Cornell. Featuring Ty Stevens. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Tuesday, January 31 First Night Morris 2017 For 25 years, First Night Morris County has brought world-class entertainment to Morristown on New Year’s Eve. Begins at 4:45pm and continue throughout the evening until Midnight. A First Night MC will keep the music, fun, and games going on the Green from 7pm-Midnight. Information kiosks, and a Community Expo, will add to what is sure to be a fresh and exciting First Night. Children 4 and under free. Morristown Green, Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Ugly Duckling Production In an age when television, computers and video games reign supreme, the folks at Light Wire Theater (in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance) bring their use of cutting edge technology, moving sculpture, and dance to an unforgettable theatrical experience. The Ugly Duckling wow audiences through the use of Corbian’s signature electroluminescent puppetry. 4pm. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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The Landon Foosball table is the perfect game to play with family and friends. Masculine lines and strong details make this solid wood foosball table look great in any room. This wood foosball table features four finishes to choose from. Pair it with our Landon Billiard & Shuffleboard tables to complete your matching game room. 320lbs. Stop by to play a game to two.

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Moonglow Jewelry Moonglow Jewelry has a personality, message and personal significance. Each pendant, necklace or bracelet offers a unique and personal story and emotional experience. Select a date of significance, and Moonglow calculates the phase of the moon from that day. Your personalized pendant is then crafted with a framed image of that moon phase! The moon absorbs light during the day and glows in darkness, a gentle reminder of the things that mean the most to you.

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Custom made goody trays are available for anyone on your Holiday list. Trays can be purchased at a variety of prices. Stop in or pre-order for quick pick-up.

Great gift ideas from hand silk-screened scarves from India to water resistant shearling gloves.

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To Inspire & Empower… Mantrabands are simple, elegant bracelets with a touch of delicate polish and an uplifting message; promoting a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, mindfulness. Wear your Mantraband every day as your daily reminder, affirmation, and inspiration. Made with love in silver, gold and rose.

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Custom boys’ and girls’ camp clothing, pajamas, bags, hats and more are always a great gift giving idea! And no ordering!! Get what you want at our Custom Bar. Choose from hundreds of graphics or make your own. Mention this ad for 10% off.


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Sweet Scent-sations Inspired by nature, these personal fragrances purify and perfume the air like no other product. Lampe Berger does not “mask” odors but rather destroys them so they are completely eliminated. Gift sets available include both lamp and “sample size” fragrance.

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Sparkling Beauty The essential diamond hoop earrings in various sizes…to fit any budget.

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New Year, New Gear Swiss Army, strives to make life easier and more productive with essential tools for daily life. The pink card is like a toolbox in your pocket. While the bike and golf tools are great accessories for your active friends. A perfect hanukah gift or stocking stuffer start from $38.

George Press Jewelers

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A Gift that Warms the Heart Deluxe Auto Starter. Complete with all parts, no gimmicks. Cost may vary based on vehicle. Call for details.

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Monet in the Rain Even on a rainy day, you can make someone smile with a Fine Art Image umbrella. They are available in stick and collapsible.

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Make It Personal… Looking for FAB gifts for the person who has EVERYTHING? Fun leather-bound coffee-table books… and they can also be personalized!

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Kendra Scott The Kendra Scott collection, from classic to fashion forward. Adds sparkle to a holiday outfit or makes the perfect gift. Available in Upper Montclair.

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Stocking Stuffer or a Night of Hanukkah A blowout for a special occasion or a teenager going to a party. Give the gift of good hair with a gift certificate.

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Celebrate on the Go... These beverage glasses have a silicone sleeve, secure seal and sippy top. Perfect for BYOBs, tailgates, concerts, beach, etc. Available in assorted colors.

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The Wine List of Summit features a wide assortment of gifts to suit any occasion. Perfect for the holidays, they are sure to please not only wine lovers, but anyone on your gift list.

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Beautiful Tassel Style Pendant Labadorite tassel style pendant surrounded by Swarovski Crystals. Sterling silver and hand-made in Turkey. This pendant can hang off of your favorite chain, leather cord or beaded necklace and worn long or as a chocker.

Creative Works

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Keep the Spirt of Your Loved Ones Around You… A Cardinal is known to symbolize love, spirt and renewal. It has been said that when a Cardinal is in your presence, it is a message from a loved one. Wear this charm as a reminder that love is always around you! Featured in tourmaline also available in garnet, kyanite & sunstone. Proudly made in USA! T.Jazelle complete collection available. Semi-precious & sterling.

Smith & Company

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Charge in Style! Never run out of battery with this portable charger for smartphones and tablets! Compact, sleek and lightweight design–fits in a purse for charging on the go. 2600 mAh Grade A lithium ion battery charges most smartphones at maximum speed. Beautiful and durable chrome finish with UV gloss coat. Works with your phone or tablet’s charging cable. Fast charging microcable included.

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1110 Town Center Way, Livingston (in the Livingston Town Center) 973-994-0975

Happy Holidays Warm their heart and satisfy their sweet tooth this holiday season with the Season’s Greetings Celebration™ bouquet! Featuring a festive, brightly colored design with chocolate dipped pineapple stars and reindeer, this arrangement is designed to spread A LOT of holiday cheer! Following the traditional Delicious Celebration® bouquet recipe, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, and grapes are scattered throughout to create an eye-catching and WOWworthy effect! The final touch of this delicious and indulgent arrangement is an adorable snowman keepsake that you can use to decorate your home for years to come! To top it all off, we have added a Happy Holidays balloon.

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“Jersey Girl” Jersey Girl silver jewelry was born from the artist’s love of the beach, the boardwalk, The Boss and so much more! Once a Jersey Girl, always a Jersey Girl! Necklaces and bracelets available… a fun gift!!!

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Major League GameUsed Baseball Watch Hand crafted using an MLB Authenticated Game Used New York Yankees Baseball (Mets and other teams available). Features the unmistakable red stitching and scratches and scuffs that let you know they have seen game-play. Includes a custom MLB hologram that ensures authenticity with a number that can be searched at to learn specific details of the ball’s game history. Each watch comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball.

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o whom should an athlete turn after being sidelined from their sport following an acute shoulder or knee injury? The answer is Dr. Robin Gehrmann, who has devoted his career to helping athletes, especially younger ones, return to the field safely and reliably. Team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers for several years prior to joining North Jersey Orthopedic Group in Millburn, Dr. Gehrmann has collaborated with elite therapists and trainers. He now applies that knowledge to helping his patients recover. He also instructs on injury prevention, which is more prevalent now due to overuse. Orthopedics called to Dr. Gehrmann because he enjoys solving problems. During high school and college, he worked in his own carpentry business. He transferred these skills to working on the human body, especially enjoying the biologic reconstructive nature of the practice. His areas of specialty include minimallyinvasive arthroscopic procedures, and complex ligament and cartilage transplant and reconstruction. When asked what drew him to sports medicine, he explains that he can relate to athletes and understands what it takes to get back to a sport, even while recovering. Moreover, Dr. Gehrmann seeks innovative ways to cross-train around an injury. He often coordinates work-outs with coaches and trainers so the athlete can remain immersed the sport while safely recovering. Dr. Gehrmann describes his approach as conservative. His first choice is always to wait and do rehabilitation, if possible, saving surgery as a last resort. “I treat the individual, not the MRI, integrating the person’s age and activity level with personal expectations,” notes Dr. Gehrmann. After explaining all options, doctor and patient set out a personal course of treatment. Patients rave about Dr. Gehrmann’s warm, friendly, reassuring bedside manner. They point to his professionalism in how he takes the time to explain every option. He prides himself on educating each patient to achieve optimum results. Dr. Gehrmann is the Head Team Physician for all of the Rutgers-Newark Athletic teams and several high schools as well. In addition to football and soccer players, he also works with gymnasts and Mixed Martial Artists. He is the Rutgers Orthopaedic resident education site coordinator at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann completed his Residency at RutgersNew Jersey Medical School and Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

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tuffy Nose? Before you reach for the cold medicine, consider nasal irrigation for relief. Nasal irrigation is a gentle, effective method of using saline solution to cleanse nasal cavities and wash out mucus and allergens. The salt water restores moisture and lessens inflammation of the mucus membranes.

Call Today: 973-241-4198 Before you reach for the cold medicine, consider nasal irrigation for relief.

According to WebMD, using a saline solution daily can help thin mucus, decrease postnasal drip, and cleanse your nasal passages of bacteria. Three times a week was often enough once symptoms subside. Try using saline solution with a neti pot, both of which you can find at a local drugstore. Nasal irrigation is generally considered to be safe, but a small percentage of regular users experience mild side effects such as minor nasal irritation. People whose immune system isn’t fully functioning should ask their doctor before trying nasal irrigation because they are at greater risk for infections.

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20% OFF Liposuction & Gel Breast Augmentation with Dr. Haramis Must complete surgery by December 31, 2016.

Harry T. Haramis, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in New Jersey for over 20 years.


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Diet & Exercise are Key for Healthy Bones By Julie Jacobs

T Dr. Andrea Buccino SPORTS CHIROPRACTOR • Recognition-Relief-Recovery • Joint & Muscle Injuries • Treating Athletes & Non-athletes 6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove


o support and protect—that’s the job of the human skeleton’s 206 bones. It’s a lifelong task that requires bones to continually rebuild themselves, forming new cells and strengthening weak spots. And like most body processes, this “reconstruction” slows down with age, sometimes with adverse results. Statistics show that one in two women and one in four men over 50 will suffer a fracture from osteoporosis, a chronic condition characterized by low bone density and deficits in calcium and other minerals that render bones brittle and highly breakable. Bone density is measured as a T-score via low-radiation x-ray. A T-score below -1 is cause for concern and requires medical consultation. Fortunately, you can reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis by eating well and exercising regularly.


Ingesting enough calcium, along with Vitamin D, is critical to bone health. But how much do you need and what foods offer these valuable nutrients? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which revised its long-standing recommendations in 2010, adults 19 to 50 need 1,000 mg of calcium daily and 1,200 mg daily for adults 51 and over. For children, the suggested dietary allowance is 700 mg between one and three years of age; 1,000 mg between four and eight; and 1,300 mg between nine and 18. For Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, the IOM recommends 600 IU per day from age one to 70. This figure increases to 800 IU for those over 70.

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Dairy products and leafy greens (both cooked and raw) are particularly high in calcium and Vitamin D, so incorporate items like low-fat or fat-free yogurt, milk and cheese and vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale into your diet. Other good sources include salmon, sardines, oysters, lean chicken and beans. You can also include whole-grain breads and pastas, which provide magnesium, another mineral that helps maintain bone strength. But because whole grains can interfere with calcium absorption, experts advise not eating them simultaneously with calcium-rich foods. And stay away from caffeine, sugar and high protein as much as possible, as they can actually cause the body to excrete calcium. If you’re unable to get enough calcium and Vitamin D from your diet, supplements and herbs may provide a solution and can be purchased at health food stores and some drug stores. Chocolate chews such as Viactiv contain calcium as well as Vitamin D. Take the suggested dosage, ideally at a time of day when you have not just eaten foods high in calcium. As for herbs, try adding alfalfa, barley grass, dandelion root, nettle or parsley to your diet. They can be taken in various forms, all of which help build bone.


Believe it or not, bones last longer if you place greater stress on them. Weight-bearing routines that involve weight lifting, walking, running, hiking and dancing are best for strengthening bones. These activities, done three to four times a week, have been shown to boost bone density in the upper body and upper thighs, which are particularly prone to fractures when bones are weakened. While any exercise is better than no exercise, people with osteoporosis should not use excessively heavy weights or engage in overly vigorous activity, which can put them at a higher risk for fractures. What cannot be stressed enough is that a focus on building healthy bones is advantageous at any age, the younger the better, of course. And whenever you begin an exercise regimen, or choose to add herbs or supplements to your diet, speak with your physician first to ensure that you make the right decisions for your health.

At Josephsen Family Dentistry, our patients are always cared for as friends and family. As we celebrate 34 years, we are honored to be our community’s trusted dental provider.

Quality, compassionate care from a team you can rely on! • Digital, low-dose radiographs • Same visit porcelain crowns and CEREC restorations • Veneers and tooth whitening • Pediatric dentistry, We ♥ kids! • The latest in prevention and diagnosis

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

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

Focusing on helping people lead healthier lives, they embrace an integrative approach to wellness, which includes acupuncture, Chinese medicine and cupping, to deep tissue, Ayurvedic, Swedish and orthopedic bodywork, as well as mindful movement.

6 Pompton Ave, Suite 23, Cedar Grove 973-433-3655 | This hands-on team offers Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Techniques to help with a range of issues from neck and back pain to ADHD and chronic degenerative problems.

The Chiropractic Source 388 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-228-0500 | Whether looking for pain relief or an overall wellness plan, your path for better health begins at Fairfield Wellness & Physical Therapy. Through physical/hand therapy, chiropractic/ orthopedic care, acupuncture, nutrition and massage therapy, the team of professionals is dedicated to the healing of mind, body and soul. While creating customized healthcare plans unique to every patients’ needs, the team encourages a lighthearted environment where laughter is ultimately the best medicine.

25 Greenbrook Road, Fairfield | 973-403-9911

70 Park Street, Suite 208, Montclair | 973-233-1195

Energy is always flowing inside you. Morgan Reade, L.AC. M.S., makes sure the energy flows so that your body can maintain a smooth, healthy equilibrium—free from pain and full of vitality. He applies these methods to restore balance to what ails you in the areas of Infertility, Pregnancy, Dermatology, Migraines, TMJ Acupuncture for kids (no needles!), Metabolism and Nutrition, Diabetes and Tinnitus.

NJ Advanced Acupuncture 616 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 3B, Caldwell 6 Green Village Road, Madison 201-400-2261 |

A state-of-the-art wellness center, NJ Spine & Joint provides the most advanced non-surgical healthcare services such as cold laser therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, nutritional/ weight loss counseling and customized plans.

NJ Spine and Joint 870 Pompton Ave, Suite A, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889 | If you’re tired of dealing with pain, then chiropractic care might offer you relief. Dr. Bonnie L. Barnnhart can address back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, the discomforts of pregnancy, and more. Offering flexible hours.

Spa Chiropractic 376 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield | 862-702-8108

Allergist. Committed to providing you with the very best and most up-to-date Allergy and Immunology therapy available. We provide this care in a timely manner and guarantee a same day appointment if necessary.

Hudson-Essex Allergy, LLC 5 Franklin Ave, Suite 102, Belleville 973-759-5842 |

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

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

Beauty Services. Anagen Hair, Face, & Body is committed to applying the latest non-surgical procedures to enhance your hair, face, and body. They treat every client based on their own DNA using advanced techniques combined with the highest quality products available for anti-aging.

Anagen Hair, Face & Body Solutions 435-437 Hollywood Ave, Suite 14, Fairfield 973-227-8300 |

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

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

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

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

The Silverstrom Group

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

Dr. Stacy Oberfield, DDS 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-521-7610

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

Dentist – Individual Practice. At Advanced Smiles, your oral health, comfort, and smile are top priorities. They provide patients with the finest quality of care. Their passion is creating the attractive, confident and beautiful smile you were meant to have. Their goal is to create a custom oral care plan that fits your individual needs.

Offers high-quality dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs in a relaxed, fun environment. In addition, Sparkles Dentistry offers office sedation by medical anesthesiologist, orthodontics and speech therapy.

Sparkles Dentistry for Children 76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair 973-744-3127

Advanced Smiles Dental Care 685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona | 973-857-7799

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

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

Verona Dental Arts 184 Pompton Ave, Verona 862-881-4251

Dr. Joseph DalBon 1019 Bloomfield Ave, Suites 1A & 1B, West Caldwell | 973-244-2424 |

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

Dr. Paul Feldman 1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite #202 Atkins Medical Plaza, West Orange | 973-669-0500

A brilliant smile is easier to obtain and more comfortable than ever! Gary J. Krugman, DMD places great emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist who treats his patients, not just their teeth.

Krugman Dental Associates 154 South Livingston Ave, Suite 107, Livingston 973.992.4099 |

At Josephsen Family Dentistry, our patients are always cared for as friends and family. As we celebrate 34 years, we are honored to be our community’s trusted dental provider.

Josephsen Family Dentistry 31 Harrison Ave, West Caldwell 973-228-0076 |

Fitness. Boone Studio’s approach is well rounded and balanced. Classes combine strength, flexibility and cardio work. Offering group or private classes in yoga, Pilates, barre, cardio barre, TRX or kettlebells. They strive hard to keep your workout fresh and fun. Babysitting is available on premises.

Boone Studio 40 Church Street, Montclair 973-901-1392

The Community Center is a one-stop shop for all of your family’s fitness needs. They offer a variety of youth and children’s programs, swimming programs and fitness classes. There is truly something for everyone!

Caldwell Community Center 1 Provost Square, Caldwell 973-228-7665

The passive stretching of the Kika Method eliminates stress and unlocks the tension your body is holding onto. You’ll find a new source of energy as you gain flexibility. Locations in Montclair, Westfield, NYC, Del Ray.

Power Stretch Studios Temporary Studio: St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road (entrance in Church Parking lot) 973-692-8670

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Health, Wellness & Beauty RESOURCE DIRECTORY Hair Salon.


Julio Angel Hair offers men’s and women’s haircuts, shampooing, styling and coloring done by trained specialists with products of the best quality.

Julio Angle Hair Studio 146 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-638-1638 |

Dr. Peluso works closely with each of his patients to create a uniquely individual treatment plan and offers a wide range of treatment options, including traditional metal and clear braces, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners and Incognito® lingual braces.

Peluso Orthodontics 441 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-6300 |

Massage. Remedy Massage provides Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Reflexology and Prenatal massage treatments for clients in their serene studio at Watchung Plaza.

Remedy Massage

At Sacks Orthodontics, orthodontist Dr. Eric Sacks and his orthodontic team gauge our success by our patients’ smiles and happiness. Dr. Sacks’ practice is housed in a brand new, truly state-of-the-art, all digital facility, and he offers the latest in orthodontic treatment options.

25 Watchung Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-897-7688 |

Sacks Orthodontics 124 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-251-2265 |

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

Radiance Spa at the Loverme Center 825 Bloomfield Ave, Fells Plaza, Suite 205, Verona 973-559-5231

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

Slow Burn of Montclair 25 Watchung Plaza, Montclair | 973-233-1013

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

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

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

Roseland Eye Care 178 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland | 973-228-2424

Dr. William G. Ranucci, D.M.D. is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who has served Essex County for over 22 years. The staff is a certified team of professionals who create a comfortable patient environment, while reducing patient anxiety! Dr. Ranucci offers a variety of surgical procedures using state of the art technology to treat patients of all ages—from 2 to 104.

Oral & Maxillofacial Associates of Montclair 54 Plymouth Street, Montclair | 973-746-3466

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

JAG Physical Therapy 11 Convenient Locations Throughout NJ and Manhattan West Orange: 973-669-0078 |

At Optimum Recovery Rehab, they appreciate the vitality and quality of life everyone wants to enjoy. They understand that days spent in pain limit your full appreciation of each hour, so they will do their best to find evidence-based therapy that gets you back to doing what you love as fast as possible.

Optimum Recovery Rehab 743 Northfield Avenue, 1st Fl, Suite 2, West Orange 973-669-8300 |

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Pilates. MadKat Pilates, offering instruction in the Original Pilates Method, is a haven specializing in customized workouts for all bodies, all ages, and all levels of fitness.

MadKat Pilates 855 Bloomfield Ave, Glen Ridge 973-707-7695 |

Plastic Surgeon. The Neigel Center is the premiere, anti-aging and cosmetic practice for rejuvenation of the face and body. Specializing in facial surgery, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra, laser procedures and advanced medical spa treatments. The Neigel Center is recognized for their expertise in Ophthalmic, Plastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.

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

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

Lure Lash

416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-783-5274

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

A combination of both English and Sanskrit, Jaipure translates to PURE VICTORY. At JaiPure Yoga, we encourage personal transformation, at your own pace, in your own time, and in your own way.

New Jersey Plastic Surgery

575 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-744-7873 |

29 Park Street, Montclair

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

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

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Thank You for Voting for Us! Voted Best Orthodontist Silver Winner

A relaxed and friendly setting, where your questions are answered and your needs are respected; this is what you can expect at every office visit to Peluso Orthodontics. From your initial consultation with Dr. Matthew Peluso and the team, to the day your braces are removed, you’ll feel right at home with us. • Morning, Evening, and Saturday appointments • Traditional metal and clear braces • Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners • Incognito® lingual braces

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SHUNJU Summit’s Answer for Sushi and Asian-Fusion Cuisine Danny Wang

By Rhonda L. Rivera, Photos by Dan Epstein


resh ingredients. Superior quality. Beautiful presentation. Summit’s newcomer, Shunju, offers all these, and more.

In less than five months, Danny Wang’s newest eatery—he also owns Umi Sushi in Millburn—has made quite an impression on area diners. Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine delight taste buds with unique flavor profiles in a wonderful atmosphere, all under Wang’s watchful eye. The menu at Shunju offers something for every palate. In the mood for sushi? Check out the Modern Style Sushi, especially White Tuna with kiwi and yuzu miso ($5) or Big Eye Tuna with a garlic chip ($5.50). The quality of fish, which Wang procures daily from local markets, is evident in every bite. Don’t miss Shunju’s inspired Cold Appetizers, such as Hamachi Crush ($18). This delicious plate features thinly sliced raw yellowtail with yuzu dressing, micro 82

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High-quality fish and inspired dishes take center stage cilantro and serrano pepper. The kick is perfect but by no means overwhelming. Also try the Sushi Pizza ($13), a creative dish featuring tortilla chips topped with guacamole, bell pepper, onion, tobiko and tuna. The beautiful Treasure Island ($15) is almost too gorgeous to eat! It has tuna, salmon, white ďŹ sh with spicy sauce, ponzu and tobiko encased in sliced avocado, with a seaweed salad on the top. For an entrĂŠe, select the Monsoon Duck ($30), a very generous portion of perfectly prepared sliced, boneless roasted duck wrapped in a crepe with bean sprouts, cucumber, lettuce and herbs and topped with a house sauce. Or choose the uber-tasty Bo-Luc-Lac ($24), 8 ounces of quickly stir-fried beef cubes served with fried taro chips and a salad. Shunju hits the mark with a variety of other dishes as well. Rock shrimp ($15) has the right amount of heat; pumpkin and spinach cream soup ($9) is a must for all pumpkin lovers; fried calamari ($11) is an unusual take on the Italian classic. Whatever your fancy, Shunju surpasses expectations.

Shunju 16 Beechwood Road in Summit 908-608-1088 | Open for lunch Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am to 3 pm, Sunday 12:30-3 pm; dinner Monday through Thursday, 5-10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 5-10:30 pm, Sunday 5-9:30 pm. Delivery service ($2 charge) available within a 3-mile radius. Separate event space available. BYOB.

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il Vecchio Cafe and Restaurant

Kyoto Sushi III

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

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

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

Flying Meatballs

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

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

10 NJ-10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600 At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.



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

Join Us for Lunch! Weekdays 11am-2:30pm

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SILVER PRIZE Best Italian Restaurant |





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

pizza, baked in a traditional “forno,” wood oven. All pizza are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including house made mozzarella, extra virgin olive, sea salt. Aquila offers weekly pizza specials, and takeout is available on Wed/Thur, between 5-7pm. Municipal parking behind the restaurant. Open Wed-Sat 5-10pm. Reservations required for parties of 5 or more. BYO, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD

We Make EVERYTHING from SCRATCH. We do not use any ready-made prepared foods.

Rare, The Steakhouse

LITTLE FALLS Aquila Pizza al Forno

7A Paterson Avenue, Little Falls 973-256-0050 | www. The passion at Aquila is to offer authentic Neapolitan

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

Continental Cuisine • Daily Specials BYOB • Full Gluten-Free Menu

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Bring Lithos to your Home of office! Lithos can accommodate all your on and off premise catering needs—the perfect venue for your next private party, shower, corporate meeting or any special occasion. Call for details.

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VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

7 Time Gold Winner – Thank You!

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Home of the Handmade Bagel

Boon Thai Kitchen


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

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

Livingston Bagel 37 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston 973-994-1915 Established in 1969, this landmark Livingston eatery has been proudly serving the suburban Essex area with some of the best deli, baked goods, home-cooked meal’s and catering around. For lovers of breakfast food, remember that the menu is an all day menu. From their famous Sloppy Joe’s to fresh meals to go, Livingston Bagel offers everything you could want and more. Dining room seating is available with outdoor patio seating. ENT, H, OD, LP SP MCC $IN TO D

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

Best Sports Bar & Best Craft Beer in Essex County!

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

—Readers of Suburban Essex


395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 Ask for your RED ENVELOPE during December! Stop in anytime in December and ask for a Red Envelope for a chance to win a BIG SCREEN TV and other awesome prizes when you dine with us in January.


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


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


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

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A truly unique dining destination & host to unforgettable special events. Creative dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients from our own farm. LUNCH








UPPER MONTCLAIR Jackie’s Grillette 614 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-0090 Featuring Mediterranean style bistro and Juice and Espresso bar.

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

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic 8 Time Best of Essex Winner,

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT “Thank you for voting us Best Chinese Restaurant 8 years in a row, Happy Holidays!” from the staff and owners of T.S. Ma Visit our new location in Wyckoff!

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Passionate About Pizza

• Only Fresh Vegetables and Ingredients

At Aquila, we passionately pursue the age-old craft of baking hand-shaped pizza in a wood burning oven.

• Gluten Free Dishes Offered

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



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

199 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878 SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:30AM-10:30PM

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

VERONA Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante 633 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona | 973-239-4416 | Provide a casual dining experience as well as a formal dining experience with a beautiful Mediterranean décor.

Verona Inn


Neo - Japanese Cuisine VOTED


403 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973.228.8856

624 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 973-239-0544 | Simply the best in bistro and pub fare including a selection of specialty burgers, tacos and potatoes (tots and fries) as well as more than 40 craft beers. Check the website for details of their daily specials—Football Sundays, Double Happy Hour & Kids Night on Monday, Monster Mug and Taco Night on Tuesdays, HalfOff 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 ORANGE The Essex House 525 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-2222 Whether it’s for a quick drink at the bar, a business luncheon, a romantic steak dinner for two, or a private event, The Essex House accommodates all their guests with a warm, inviting atmosphere and an experience they’ll look forward to returning back for, time and time again. ENT, H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP, TO

Full Service Restaurant & Bar On Premise Parties & Catering Live Music 6 Days a Week

20% OFF

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

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


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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

10% OFF


Must present this coupon. Expires 12/25/16.

399 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973.509.2110 | Mon, Wed & Thurs 11am-10pm | Tues Closed | Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12pm-10pm

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

Prime Steak… Seafood… Pasta

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar

2012 & 2013

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

BEST STEAK 2012 & 2013 NJ Monthly Magazine

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

Fresh Italian Gourmet Prepared Foods Imported Italian Specialty Items

Handcrafted bakery items and breads

Italian Market

Proudly Offering Healthy Meal Prep Services


Let Us CATER Your


Thank You for Voting for Us! 2016 Bronze Winner for BEST BRUNCH 2015 Gold for BEST BRUNCH 2015 Silver for BEST CATERING

110 Route 10, East Hanover • 973-884-8600 Open Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm, Closed Sundays Visit our website to view our menu

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Diamond MINDS

Leveraging Change C

priorities?” If not, take some names out and add in others who are integral to helping you build your business.

hange is hard for many people. But really, it’s what makes life exciting. Changing our minds, habits, environment and the people with whom we surround ourselves. Mixing things up and constantly learning. Not settling for the same old thing. Here’s a profound statement… if you want to make changes in your life, you have to make changes in your life. It’s easy to do the things you’ve always done and do them the way you’ve always done them. It’s a lot harder, and a lot more rewarding, to be proactive and constantly look for ways to improve. Making major changes can be difficult. But often, taking small steps makes the biggest difference. For instance: • Change your favorites. Some people keep a list of their top 20 contacts on their phone. These are the 20 business-related people you may call the most; perhaps they’re your priority customers. As business situations change, it may be time to ask “Are these 20 people still my highest

• Change your surroundings. It’s hard to ignore things that are right in front of you. My walls are covered with reminders of projects I’m involved in, projects I hope to be involved in and achievements I can celebrate. When I walk into my office, I can see where I’ve been, where I am and where I’m going. This is my “war room,” and it can’t remain static. Life is made up of adjustments, compromises and sacrifices; we must be steadfast in moving toward our goals, yet realistic in our willingness to make changes to achieve them. • Change your knowledge level. The only way you’re going to move to a higher level is by making changes based on what you know about your profession. Explore new ways—like social media—to connect with others in your field or make new partnerships that can add value to your larger goal. Use their strengths to bolster your weaknesses, and vice versa. If you’re selling a

product or Barry Farber service look for unusual ways to improve and increase the distribution of your product and services to market. Make a small change every day. Look at your desk and work environment. Papers and other things collect on our desks and end up obscuring important documents. Every once in a while, move those papers around. Clean out one drawer, and you might be surprised at what you find. You don’t need to make radical changes. Instead, I dare you to make small, directed changes every day to alter and improve the way you spend your time. The secret to change is to focus on the opportunities of the new path, not on the comfort of a worn trail. Ask yourself, “What can I do for the next hour that will be the most productive use of my time?” When you think like that, all your activities become focused and honed. The end result is made up of 100 well-done activities. Collectively, they help you make the breakthrough to the changes you want in your life.

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Auto Repair/Body Shop.

Custom Closets.

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

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

Park Street Auto

Custom Designed

18 Park St, Montclair | 973-509-8888

Montclair | 973-783-5788

Day Care/PreSchool.

Car/Limo Service. Joseph’s Limousine Service providing the most reliable, luxury transportation in your area for nearly 25 years!

Joseph’s Limousine Service 24 Hour Service via Cell: 973-464-8498 Email for Reservations: Online reservations:

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

Catering. Only the finest ingredients are used in the preparations making Ike’s the premier bagel café. From homemade, hand rolled, and kettle boiled bagels to signature sandwiches and meats, Ike’s is the perfect bagel deli hybrid.

Ike’s Bagel Café

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

The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston | 973-369-7528

E&M O’Hara Electric, Inc.

4Sixty6 Caterers is a unique, all-inclusive private event venue. With a club-style atmosphere and a state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and video system, it is the ideal setting for your next special occasion. No matter where you are under our massive 15,000SF venue you will be treated like royalty by our awarding staff. 4Sixty6 Caterers is the perfect place to host bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, sweet 16’s, corporate events, birthday parties and so much more!

Fully licensed and bonded electrician who has built an excellent reputation by helping businesses and families fix any electrical problem they might have.

4Sixty6 Caterers 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-474-9896

Children’s Classes. Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts to guarantee equal roles with each child receiving lots of individual attention. Every semester culminates in a full-scale musical production

Essex Youth Theater In Residence at The Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair | 973-746-3303

NJ School of Dramatic Arts 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield | 973-566-9700

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

KB Electric Montclair | 973-744-6201

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

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


The NJ School of Dramatic Arts is a comprehensive acting/ theater arts training program for the beginning actor to the working professional. Classes are available at all levels for Adults, Teens, and Children and are taught by industry professionals.


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

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Whether the occasion is joy at a new arrival, pride at a graduation, christening, communion or Bar or Bat-Mitzvah, or love for a birthday or anniversary, HandCrafter’s talented artists can hand-paint a gift that will be treasured.

HandCrafters 45 East Northfield Road, Livingston 973-992-6270 |

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

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

Keil Design & Construction 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 6, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

European Touch Cleaners, LLC Tel: 973-736-1935 |

HVAC. Multiple award-winning provider of high-quality heating and air conditioning equipment, installations, service, and repair for residential and commercial customers. They use only the best HVAC products and generators on the market, and employ the best customer service support staff and heating and cooling equipment installers and technicians.

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating 127 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls | 973-237-0505

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

Supreme Energy

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

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

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

Martin O’Boyle Landscaping 551 N Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-3820

1-800-832-7090 |

Lawyer. Interior Design. Creative Works has been transforming homes for over 20 years. Specializing in interior decoration: from “freshen-ups” to full house transformations. Creative Works is filled with wonderful furniture, lighting, artwork, antiques and a huge variety of unique accessories to complete your interior.

Creative Works

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

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

46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484

Creating residential interiors that interpret each client’s unique vision with sophisticated design aesthetic, attention to detail and exceptional quality.

Richard Bailey Interiors Glen Ridge | 973-429-2106

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

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

Personal injury & workers compensation attorneys. Most clients are working people with average incomes. When a tragic injury or illness occurs, clients are thinking about how to pay bills and make it through this difficult time. Tough, effective litigators who will spare no effort to get you the compensation you need.

Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 205, Livingston | 973-535-3388

Music Instruction. Their diverse and qualified staff of instructors offer lessons in all instruments and styles—for students of all ages and levels of skill—in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Andy’s Family Music Center 77 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-716-0400

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Specialized Home Services.

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

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

Pet Day Care/Boarding.

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

Montclair Handyman Montclair 973-746-1002


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

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

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel

17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881

1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387

Pet Supplies. Offering carefully selected holistic, organic, raw and natural foods, treats and chews along with an array of outstanding pet products that we feel are tops in their categories. And they continue to search the planet to find the newest, the best and the most innovative merchandise.

Choice Pet 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-1325 www.choicepet.cwom

Verona Animal Hospital

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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! 5-9pm • December 2, 3, 4 and December 9 to January 2 Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & 25

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle Through December 30 • 12 Noon-4pm

(Open Wednesdays to Sundays; Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

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

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 27 & 28 • 7pm Celebrate the season with a guided tour of historic Kip’s Castle during the twilight hours. $8 per person, advance registration required. Space is limited.

Historic Holiday House Tour

December 3 & December 4 • Times Vary Decorated for the holiday season, historic homes throughout Essex County will open their doors in unison for one spectacular weekend. For locations and more information, visit

Sustainable Homes and Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

FREE ADMISSION! For information, please call 973-731-5800 Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats. Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, Essex County Parks Foundation and Zoological Society of New Jersey

(All entries must be registered by December 5)

On Display December 7-16, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm

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

See a complete list of events at:

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

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

M erry & B right join us in our raffle for an in-office Zoom— speed whitening. Call the office today for details! BEFORE


Convenient Appointments Available • Ample Private Parking

Dr. Tina Moheb

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

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