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On The Spot

What Was Your Favorite TV Show When You Were a Child? By Warren Westura

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The Honeymooners. I love Jackie Gleason. “To the moon, Alice! To the moon!”

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43 Best of Essex Reader’s Choice 2018 Award Winners 65 Health, Beauty, Wellness 65 Combatting Obesity Pound by Pound 66 The Downside of OTC Hearing Aids 69 A Dental Legacy Continues 70 Do You Really Need Less Salt? 71 Taking Steps to Prevent Falls 73 Resouce Directory

75 Bon Appétit 75 Il Vecchio at Calandra’s Italian Village: Your Next Culinary Destination 78 Restaurant Guide

86 Best of Essex Resource Directory 90 Diamond Minds Don’t Do it Once. Don’t Do It Twice…Do It 1000 Times

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NCJW/Essex Executive Director Honored at Crown Jewels Gala

T Photo courtesey of Beth Lippmann, Executive Director of the Livingston Business Improvement District

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he Camuso Holiday Display will kick off this year with a lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 1 at 7pm. The child-friendly event will include a trackless train ride and a Character visitor appearance for children to take photos with. The Camuso Committee has many special events planned during the month. On Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30pm, there will be a Chanukah Menorah Lighting. Returning this year are the Clydesdale horses and carriage rides for the entire family. On December 15, The Livingston Fire Department & Livingston First Aid Squad will sponsor kids’ activities and Santa on a Firetruck. For many decades prior to his passing, Ernie Camuso of Burnet Hill Road in Livingston designed and built one of the most elaborate Christmas displays. When the family could no longer display these at their home, they turned to the Township of Livingston and the entire collection was donated to a volunteer group known as the Camuso Committee.

Camuso Holiday Display

he Crown Jewels Gala was held at the Crystal Plaza this November to honor Cathy Silverman, Executive Director of NCJW/ Essex. Silverman has sparked the growth of NCJW/Essex with many new and innovative programs and initiatives such as the Back 2 School Store, Chai Circle, the Kids Emergency Closet, the Women’s Seder and the A-List for Advocacy to name just a few. With Silverman at the helm, NCJW/Essex has made a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout Essex County and New Jersey.

Standing behind Cathy Silverman are (l–r): Susan Gallinson, Gala co-chair, Lesley Greenstein, NCJW/ Essex President, Karen Cherins and Penny Sherry, Gala co-chairs

Silverman, a lifetime member of NCJW, commented, “For 20 years as a volunteer and then 18 years as Executive Director, one thing has never changed in the way I feel about NCJW/ Essex–there is no other organization more special than this one. Every day I look forward to my job and the work we do which enables me to experience the pure joy of the women, children and families whose lives we improve with our services.” NCJW/Essex has been an advocate for social change in Essex County for over 100 years. Nearly 300 benefactors, volunteers, friends, family and staff were proud to pay tribute to Silverman at the Crown Jewels Gala.

The Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston December 1-16 Wed-Fri 5-9pm; Sat-Sun 5-10pm December 16-31 Mon-Fri 5-9pm; Sat-Sun 5-10pm Most special events begin at 7pm. visit website for information: www.livingstonnj.org/Camuso

Matching Grants 2018 Raises Money for Local Organizations

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artners for Health Foundation, a charity serving non-profit organizations in Montclair and the surrounding area, has launched its Holiday Matching Grants 2018 campaign. The campaign, now in its fifth year, helps to fight hunger and homelessness by doubling the impact through matching donations. All donations made by December 31, 2018 will be matched by the Foundation, up to $275,000. The Foundation will match donations at local soup kitchens, food pantries and organizations.

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Contributions that are made to the following organizations are eligible for a $1 for $1 match: A Lot to Grow, City Green, HOMECorp, Human Needs Food Pantry, Interfaith Hospitality Network, MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless), Montclair Community Farms, Nutley Family Service Bureau, Saint Peter’s Haven Healthy Food Pantry & Family Shelter in Clifton, The Salvation Army and Toni’s Kitchen. To make a donation, contact the organization directly. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.partnersfdn.org/HUNGER.


Caldwell University to Honor Head Basketball Coach By Susan Baldani

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ark A. Corino, assistant vice president, director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach at Caldwell University, will have the honor of having the playing floor at the George R. Newman Center named after him. A head coach for 36 years, he has spent almost 31 of those years at the university.

Mark A. Corino “During his tenure at the university, Mark has moved the institution into the NCAA as a Division II school; has overseen the creation of the George R. Newman Center, which houses the athletic offices, gym, fitness center and Hall of Fame; and has seen the number of student athletes double and the number of teams grow from a handful to 15,” said Caldwell University President Dr. Nancy Blattner. Coach Corino, a Belleville native, thanks his older brothers James and Carl, as well as his late parents, for encouraging him to play sports from an early age. Along with his brothers, now retired from coaching, they have over 1100 wins combined. Corino also stated that he owes a lot to his mentor, Al LoBalboa, a one-time assistant coach at Army as well as head coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Corino’s wife of 34 years, Susan, has also been beside him every step of the way. “This honor is not just about me; it’s an honor for our program and for all those who have participated and worked with me over the years,” said Corino. He feels that the ability to share this moment with his players and assistant coaches is the greatest thing about this tribute.

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Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular NJ families have another reason to love Turtle Back Zoo—a free evening holiday light show! More than 50 animal-shaped displays will illuminate the zoo, with several animal exhibits remaining open. Bring nonperishable foods, new/gently used winter coats, and unwrapped toys for donation. Free nightly 5-9pm except Dec. 24 & 25. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-580. www.turtlebackzoo.com

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Dinosaur Den Exhibit Find out what New Jersey looked like 65 million years ago and learn about the lives of dinosaurs. Here, visitors can touch a real dinosaur egg, follow dinosaur tracks, make a dinosaur track rubbing, and hear the simulated sound of a honking Hadrosaur. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit Kids will be thrilled to visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital and work with Doc, Chilly, and other characters from the TV show in this new LSC exhibit. They’ll help care for patients in the operating room, nursery, emergency room, and pet vet clinic while learning about the importance of caring for themselves and others. They’ll even learn about making good choices to stay healthy this winter and beyond. 9am-4pm through Jan. 27, daily. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Liberty State Park,Jersey City. 201200-1000. www.LSC.org

Ben Jones: Envision Empower Embrace Ben Jones’s mural Envision Empower Embrace is based on selected imagery from his recent paintings which address events related to social justice, climate change, and environmental disasters. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555. www.montclairartmuseum.org

This event celebrates the Art League’s 30th anniversary with music and refreshments. Winter, friends & family show, reception and boutique. Chatham artist Betsy Mirabelli will be featured as a solo artist in the Lundt-Glover Gallery. Free. Art is for sale. Runs through March. 973-635-4600. Chatham Twp. Municipal Building, 58 Myersville Rd., Chatham.

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Train enthusiasts of all ages can experience the romance of the rails in the Morris Museum’s Model Railroad Gallery. Visitors will be introduced to a state-ofthe-art model train exhibition, which features three separate tracks. The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity. Bright ‘neon’ (L.E.D.) billboards and shop signs lend a contemporary touch to the landscape. Through February and the third weekend of each month, the Museum opens its Mega Model Train Display. 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. www.morrismuseum.org

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emPOWERED: Your Renewable Energy Future

This exciting interactive exhibit about renewable energy creates awareness about the benefits of advanced energy technologies and demystifies the science behind generating electricity. Students can discover how electrical generators work, test a wind turbine and operate a solar panel. The exhibit fosters understanding of the alternative energy sources available for future generations and inspires students to pursue scientific careers. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org

Throughout December Art Exhibition John Morton, noted composer, instrument builder, and sound artist, brings his sonic ingenuity to the Morris Museum with “Sound Garden” Interactive Installations. Runs through February 24. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org

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This on-going program is a service of their vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org

Women’s Workshops December programs are: Using Mediation Instead of Litigation to Proceed with Divorce and Nurturing Your Brain. January programs are: Discover What Mindfulness Is and How it Can Improve Your Life and Seasonal Eating: Preparing Your Mind and Body for the Winter. Please call for dates and times. Free for NCJW members. Non-members is $7 per workshop. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www. centerforwomenNJ.org

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Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. December classes are: Intro to WORD and Outlook. Please call for dates, fee and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org (continued on page 16)

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This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.” Runs throughout December. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.papermill.org

Art Exhibit The mixed media artwork of New Providence resident Marie Burns will be on exhibit. The works to be displayed are three dimensional amalgams of photography and acrylic painting which the artist refers to as “Outside the Box.” Runs through December. The Donald B. Palmer Museum and the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com

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Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Wednesday to Sunday through Dec. 30. Noon-4pm. Holiday Candlelight Tours Thurs-Sats through Dec. 29. 7pm. Advanced registration is required. Not all areas of the castle are handicap accessible. Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Montclair. 973-433-7469.

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Saturday, December 1 West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions Adoptions are scheduled from 11am to 3pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Ave., West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more info, call 973-325-4121.

Life Size Candy Land Candy land will be set up throughout the library where participants collect treats as they move through the game. Call or stop by the children’s room to register for game time. For ages 3 and up with an adult. 11am-1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. Register at library. 973-228-7665.


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An on-going program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW/ Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www. centerforwomenNJ.org

Frozen Fun Night

Featuring some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage. Runs through December 9. Call box office for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Culinary Presentation Chef Jesse Jones is coming back to prepare Seafood Gumbo with Cheddar Cheese Biscuits. Samplings will be available to enjoy, so don’t miss this tasty event. 11am. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Want to build a snowman (out of ice cream) and meet Elsa? Join the Naturalist staff for a fun evening, learning about snow and what all the animals are doing during winter! 6-8pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Young Family Chanukah Party Get ready for the festival of lights with Whacky Menorah building, latkes, donuts and a sing along Chanukah Concert with Lincoln Richman. Gift-it 4ward by bringing childrens’ pajamas, socks, slippers or knit hats to be donated to children in need at Safe House. 6-7:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160 x207. www. bnaishalom.net

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Camuso Holiday Display Enjoy the tree lighting today at 7pm. The monthly long display will include a train ride, petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Display open: Dec. 1-16 weekdays Wed-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Dec. 16-31 Mon-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Livingston Memorial Oval, Robert H Harp Drive, Livingston.

“Run Santa Run” 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk Come out and enjoy holiday music, hot cocoa, prizes and local vendors and food trucks. Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa. Form a fundraising team of at least 5 people to help cancer victims and survivors via education, research and resources. If you bring a canned good or gently used clothing for families in need this holiday season, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes from local businesses. 9am-2pm. Brookdale Park, Grove St. & Watchung Ave., Montclair. www.run2health. com/upcoming-races/run-santa-run

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Mark Wood of Wood ‘n Drums teaches the first “Drum Montclair,” a West African adult drumming class for djembe players of all skill levels. Participants will learn djembe technique, traditional West African rhythms, and how to play in a group setting. Bring your own djembe, or drum rental is $5. First Lutheran Church of Montclair, 153 Park St., Montclair. 973714-6981. Pre-register and reserve drums at www. woodndrums.com/drum-montclair.

One of many events sponsored by the Folk Project, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. Dances are held on the first and third Saturday of the month. All dances feature a caller and live band. No partner or experience necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30 pm. Listeners welcome; admission applies. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org

Holiday Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit

In addition to some of your favorite Christmas standards, come and enjoy a diverse program selected from the rich legacy of traditional Russian, Spanish, English, and American seasonal choral music. The holiday concerts have become an annual opportunity to share in community and celebration for many families. 7:30pm. Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. www.SummitChorale.org

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Holiday shopping is easy at the 8th annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, held at the beautiful Frelinghuysen Arboretum. You’ll find local crafters offering great hand-made only, affordable gifts, perfect for that special person on your list. Different crafters each weekend. Dec. 1 & 2. Also Dec. 8 & 9, 10am4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave., Morristown. www.arboretumfriends.org

Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Breakfast & pictures with Santa, holiday craft show, guided trolley rides, stuff an animal hour and tree lighting. Township Hall, 66 Main St., West Orange. 10am-7pm. 973-325-4150. Visit www.downtownwo. com for times and venues for each event.

Sondheim on Sondheim Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words...and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of the famed composer. Featuring two-dozen carefully chosen songs. Also December 2. Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973-996-8484 for tickets or visit www.4thwalltheatre.org

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Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy of Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Also have a visit with Santa. Pre-registration is required. Children under 5 free. Members free.1-3pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, 3055 River Rd., River Rd., Park, Bedminster. Register on-line at www.jvanderveerhouse. org or call 908-396-6053.

Holly Day Six Morris County historic sites fling open their doors for Holly Day. Visit Macculloch Hall, Acorn Hall, the Stickley Log House, the Ford Mansion, the Schuyler-Hamilton House and the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Each site will be authentically decorated for the season and will offer special programming just for Holly Day visitors including musical performances, exhibits, refreshments and more. Children 12 and under are free. 10am-4pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-631-5151.

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

The 22nd annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting. Noon-5pm. Verona Square, Town Hall, Bloomfield Ave., Verona. www.veronanj.org

Mosaic Dances To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC), in association with Mount St. Dominic Academy, presents two performances of original dance works from the repertory, highlighting the diverse dance styles and folklore of the Mediterranean countries of North Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe. 4 & 8pm. Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center at Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. 800-838-3006. For additional information, visit www.MosaicDanceTheaterCo.org

Featuring 75 tables of all handmade crafts. A large selection of home and personalized items, toys, jewelry, baked goods. A wide variety of items suitable for holiday shoppers. Free Admission. 10am-4pm. Holy Family Church, Briarwood Rd., Florham. Park. 973-377-3898.

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Santa at Van Vleck Come take a fun family selfie with Santa or have a photographer take that perfect holiday shot. There will be arts & crafts and cookie decorating along with writing that special letter to the man in red! Also Dec. 2 (with Sensory Santa session for children with sensory issues 11:30am–12:30pm). Model train & Village on display on the Greenhouse. 10am-2:30pm. Advance ticket purchase required. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Community Nativity Exhibit Join the greater Morristown community for its 7th annual Community Nativity Exhibit. View over 300 nativities from over 50 countries. Watch live reenactments of the nativity. Listen to local musicians perform Christmas music. Take a selfie in front of the old Bethlehem backdrop. Also Dec. 2 Noon-7pm. Community Nativity Exhibit, 283 James St., Morristown. www.communitynativityexhibit.org

Winter Registration Is Open! Yoga & Writing coming to Montclair, Creative Nonfiction in Morristown, MORE Art of the Memoir in Montclair, plus Food Writing and Create Your Family Cookbook–two mini-workshops about FOOD! Also a full line-up of adult workshops and classes for teens and kids. Now in five New Jersey communities. The Writers Circle. www.writerscircleworkshops.com

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Visit the winter encampment of the 2nd NJ Brigade as soldiers prepare for a holiday away from home. Learn about 19th century home life, and make a craft to take home. Enjoy a Civil War Era Officer’s Ball complete with period music, Union officers dressed in their best uniforms, and women in their finest ball gowns. Noon-5pm. Also Dec. 2, Noon-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973285-6550.

Sunday, December 2 Project Healthy Bones An exercise and educational program for seniors designed to prevent and slow the development of osteoporosis. The program is led by trained Peer Leaders. You will be given a registration form. This form needs to be signed by your physician in order to actively participate in the program. 10am-11am. Bauer Community Center, 100 Main St., Short Hills. 973-564-7000.

6th Annual Holiday Bizarre Featuring artists, crafters, collectors, photographers, jewelers, and makers of general wonderment. 10am4pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. 973-843-7157.

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Roseland Menorah Lighting This event features Blessings, remarks and Holiday Songs with Rabbi Kasowitz. Menorah Lighting at 6:30pm with Mayor John Duthie and the Roseland Council (rain or shine). Reception with refreshments. Roseland Borough Hall, 140 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

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Get ready for an unsilent night, err, day at the Museum with holiday music-inspired activities, performances, and art from the Museum’s collection--from the elegant Victorian decorations in the Ballantine House to musical traditions from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org

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Monday Morning Yoga Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, you’ll flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Bring your own mat. 9:30–10:45am. Mondays. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register at education@vanvleck.org or call 973-7444752 ext. 3.

Tuesday, December 4 Touch the Music Presents The Nutcracker Join Claudia from Touch the Music to hear the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. Play instruments you hear in the music. This program is for families with children ages 3-12. 4-4:45pm. West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

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Monday Matinee Featuring “Yours, Mine & Ours,” a comedy about a blended family. Popcorn will be served, no RSVP needed. 1pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

Annual Lighting of the Township Menorah 4pm. Township of West Orange, 66 Main St., West Orange.

Annual Tree Lighting Live entertainment, crafts, contests, refreshments, Santa and more! 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Town Hall, 525 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. www.cedargrovenj.org

Temple Sholom TYKES Your child(ren) will learn about a Jewish Holiday through song, dance, play and food. Program is for members and non-members, cost is free. Ages 2-5. One Tuesday a month from 4pm-5pm. RSVP to the temple office; call 973-239-1321. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

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3rd Night of Chanukah Dinner Party Bring your own Menorah and join the celebration, with yummy holiday food, a family celebration with a performance by the B’nai Shalom Religious School students, dreidels, songs and fun. 6-8pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. RSVP online at bnaishalom.net/events or call 973-7310160.

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CASA Essex Informational Seminar

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Over 1,700 abused and neglected children in Essex County are currently without a permanent home. CASA volunteers work to ensure that essential services are made available while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. All it takes is 1 hour to find out how you can make an impact on their lives. Dates and locations: Dec. 4 at 6pm, South Orange Public Library; Dec. 8 at 2:40pm, Powerflow Yoga, Bloomfield; Dec. 11 at 11am, Caldwell Public Library. 973-622-4831. jearl@casaessex.org

Andy Lacklow’s Blues Jam, plays it the way you like it. 8-11pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. After this session, adult mat yoga class will resume on Wednesday, January 9. RSVP at www. roselandpubliclibrary.orgor 973-226-8636.

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This book, written by Jeffery J. Antonucci, is about Sarah, a spunky seven-year-old, who thinks she and her family are on their way to visit her grandfather for their typical summer getaway. Sarah soon learns that this year will be different. As the plan is put into action and Sarah’s journey unfolds, we learn why her dedicated grandparents felt it necessary to provide their granddaughter with the tools and defense mechanisms she needs to succeed in an often challenging and unforgiving world. 7-8pm. Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., Montclair. 973-744-7177. www. WoodpeckerPress.com/our-books

Prevent T2 Diabetes Education Program – Information Seminar Nine out of 10 people who have prediabetes do not know they have it. Research shows this CDC-approved program can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Through weekly sessions with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, participants will get help to lose weight, eat healthy, be more physically active and manage stress. 10-11am. Free; registration required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Conference Room B, Livingston. 1-888-724-7123 or www. rwjbh.org/sbmcevents

Strickly Business Breakfast 2018 Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holidays and what they represent at their core. Runs through December 30. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-4085600. www.shakespearenj.org

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The Apex of Stone Design Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Display Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. says, “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful event that incorporates our mission to raise awareness about nature with a holiday theme. This hands-on, family-oriented project lets people of all ages learn about the environment in a fun way.” There are four catagories in which participants can compete. The display runs through Dec. 15. Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Call 973-228-8776 or visit www.essexcountynj.org for details.

Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. Every Wednesday evening. 7:30-11pm. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. 973-228-5966. www.njfolkdance.tripod.com

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Jazz Jam Wednesdays Sit in with Mike Lee and friends or just enjoy the jam. 8pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

Thursday, December 6 Italian Wine Dinner Enjoy a special menu prepared by Executive Chef Francesco Palmieri, paired with fantastic wines from Italy hosted by Baccus Fine Wine and wine ambassadors Elia Barbati and Antonio Angello. Calandra’s Il Vecchio Cafe, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. Call 973-226-8889 ext 1 to make a reservation. www.ilvecchiocafe.com

“Xanadu” Production This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Presented by The JCC’s Teen Production Company. 7:30pm. Also Dec. 8, 8pm. Dec. 9, 3pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3400. www.jccmetrowest.org

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New designs from Maison Berger Paris (formerly Lampe Berger). Celebrating 120 years of innovation and expertise. Still made in France using the best essential oils available. Introducing the scent diffuser.

Find the perfect holiday gift at nearby independently owned businesses in our community.

Add a little luxury to your cold-weather wardrobe with these fashionable fur pom pom touchscreen gloves. The gloves are oh-so soft and warm. Best of all, they’re touchscreen-compatible, so you don’t even have to take them off to use your phone.

Pink Jewels

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

Creative Works Design Center

46 East Northfield Road, Livingston | 973-992-8484 www.CreativeWorksNJ.com

A Real Holiday Treat! 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.

Love Letters

2 West Northfield Road, Livingston 973-994-1212 | www.lovelettrs.com

Calling all aspiring mixologists! The S’well Boxed Cocktail Kit is the perfect way to up your at-home bar game — and keep your drinks colder, longer. Includes insulated stainless steel shaker, jigger & two S’well 10oz tumblers! Choose from Teak Wood & White Marble. Complete collection available.

Smith & Company

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

15% off holiday pricing for body sculpting with Cryoskin at Beyond Cryotherapy. Less is more!

Beyond Cryotherapy

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Treat yourself or someone you love to an exclusive Holiday package— The Sparkle Package $239 (a $331 value!) featuring our Hydrafacial and two Environ SkinCare products to prolong and enhance your Hydrafacial; Environ HA Intensive Hydrating Serum and Environ Vita Complex Super Moisturiser. Gift certificates are also available for an exceptional array of services.

Radiance Medical Spa

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Give the gift of bliss to someone you love with a Float Session Gift Card. This holiday season, give your loved ones a weightless space of silence and complete comfort to experience. Float effortlessly in the warm salt water of one of our luxurious float suites. Reduce stress and bodily inflammation. Alleviate pain and improve sleep. But most of all, just escape into pure bliss.

Salt Float Center

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Ray-Ban Meteor Evolve RB2168 Transparent. Though they shine as bright as any shooting star, these Meteor shades leave an impression that lasts far longer. Fusing retro inspiration with a new head-turning transparent colorway and see-through Evolve lenses, these square acetate frames pull out all the stops for a truly transcendent look.

Test Rite Opticians

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A gift that warms the heart—and the car! A Deluxe Auto Starter. Complete with all parts, no gimmicks. Cost may vary based on vehicle. Call for details.

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

Take a break from digital photography with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Instant Camera. This instant camera provides Unique square photographs with Instax Square instant films. With the auto exposure mode, the camera takes complete control over the shutter and other image settings to produce wellexposed pictures.

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U-Buds wireless technology with superior sound! Bluetooth earbuds packaged in a state of the art design with exceptionally clear sound, listen to music & take phone calls with ease. Say goodbye to tangled wires & hello to your next must have item! Includes: charging cable, lanyard, charging case, different size ear tips & wingtips. Available in Black, Pink & Silver!

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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 online to learn the specific details of the ball’s game history. Comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball.

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ST. CASSIAN SCHOOL Excellence in Education from Pre-K through Grade 8

• Preparing students for high school success: 100% admitted to elite schools, 85% placed in advanced classes and 50% received academic scholarships • Achieving student performance in the top 15% nationwide • Inspiring Christian leadership through faith formation and service • Offering a unique curriculum that integrates the Arts and addresses the Multiple Intelligences of students • Leading in technology-enabled learning across all grades • Integrating STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) into curriculum and activities

Catholic School Directory Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 x12 lacordaireacademy.com Contact: Saydi Callahan Keefe, Director of Admissions Email: admissions@lacordaireacademy.com Age Groups: Pre-K– 8th Grades (co-ed); Upper School 9–12th grades (all women) Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts, and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner, engaging the entire Lacordaire community. They are a recipient of the Best of Essex Gold Medal, being voted Best Private School four years in a row. Lacordaire Academy is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ.

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Join Us for Our Open House on January 27, 2019 190 Lorraine Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043 973-746-1636 • stcassianschool.org e-mail: info@stcassianschool.org

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3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 x1114 www.msdacademy.org Contact: Jennifer Whitmore, Director of Admissions Email: admissions@msdacademy.org Age Groups: Ages 14-18 Mount Saint Dominic Academy is a college preparatory school for young women. The Mount remains rooted in the Dominican traditions of their history and dedicated to the modern realization of their mission: to help their students discover their gifts and talents, with the expectations that they will use them to make the world a better place.

Saint Cassian School 190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-746-1636 stcassianschool.org Contact: Mrs. Maria Llanes, Principal Email: mllanes@stcassianschool.org Age Groups: Pre-K3 through 8th grade Open House Date: Jan. 27, 10am-1pm; or private tour by appointment Recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 2016, Saint Cassian School focuses on maximizing each student’s potential through a

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challenging academic curriculum in a Catholic-Christian environment. The school achieves its academic excellence by emphasizing a technology and artsinfused curriculum that develops each child intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.

Saint Thomas the Apostle School 50 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield 973-338-8505 www.staschoolnj. org Contact: Michael Petrillo Email: staoffice@staschoolnj.org Age Groups: Pk-3 to 8th grade Saint Thomas the Apostle School provides students with a challenging and comprehensive education integrating spiritual values rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. They cultivate and herald the growth of their students in mind, body, and spirit, preparing them to take their place in the Church and in the world, in roles of leadership and service.

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Trinity Academy 235 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973-226-3386 www.trinityk8.com Contact: Ms. Linda Payonzeck, Principal Email: info@trinityk8.com Age Groups: Pre-K3 & Pre-K4, Full Day Transitional Kindergarten, Full Day Kindergarten, 1st-5th (Elementary) and 6th-8th Grade (Middle School) Open House Dates: Winter–Catholic Schools Week Open House, Sunday, January 27 at 12:30-3pm & Sunday, March 3 at 12:30-3pm Spring–Petting Zoo Open House, Sunday, May 19 at 12:30-3pm To register visit: www.trinityk8.com/ openhouse Trinity Academy is a Middle States Accredited, 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Trinity offers small class sizes, a progressive Pre-K curriculum, full-day Kindergarten program, Transitional Kindergarten Program & Before and After Care. Trinity fosters a love of learning, a desire for academic excellence, and a respect for each other grounded in a shared Catholic faith.

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Warm up with a tasty meal when it is cold outside. Join this tabling event to learn how you can make some healthier soups and stews that will warm you up this season. 10am-2pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. www. nj-livingstontownship.civicplus.com

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Broadway Show and Open Mic Holiday Party with sing-a-long from your favorite Holiday Shows. This is going to a be a fun evening for performers and members of the audience. Come for appetizers, dinner, a drink or dessert and enjoy the music or join in. 7-10pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com

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B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique is hosting a Holiday sip & shop event. Gift baskets, raffle, snacks and refreshments. 11am-8pm. B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique, 176 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8800. www.bsavvyboutique.com

A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet Get into the holiday spirit with everyone’s favorite Peanuts music! Part of the Music@MUMC Music At Noon lunchtime concert series. Free. 12:15pm. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30 am. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www. morristownumc.com

“Book Talks and Signings” Authors Marina Cramer and Frances Bartkowski will discuss their new novels “Roads” and “An Afterlife” respectively. Both novels deal with the themes of the Holocaust, refugees, immigrants, displacement, new life and WWII. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-2265441. www.wcplnj.org

First Thursday: Comedy Night Everybody enjoys a good laugh every now and then. Every first Thursday of the month, the comedians get the floor. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques. com

Jazz Concert The Mike Luipersbeck Jazz Trio will play some holiday favorites. Enjoy a delightful evening and get into the spirit of the season. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

Friday, December 7 Holiday Tree Lighting The Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs presents the township’s annual tree lighting with music, caroling, a visit and pictures with Santa, roasting s’mores, hot apple cider, ice sculptures and crafts for kids. 5-9pm. Church St., Montclair. 973-509-4915.

Holiday Show Exhibit The ACL Art Gallery announces its Holiday Show, and invites you to be a part of the festivities. Featuring paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, glassware, and textiles including wearable art. Runs through January 7. Reception from 7 to 9pm. ACL Gallery, 2310 Town Center Way, Livingston. 973-747-2257.

Chorus Song Night at The Minstrel Come sing along with song leaders Ken Schatz, Carrie Cantor, Jerry Krantman, and Mike Agranoff. 7:3010:30pm. Children 12 and under, free. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. www. folkproject.org


Unique Photo’s New Jersey Camera Show

The free show features special guests, models and performers each day, including “Trail Boss” Jeff Lenosky, a mountain biking legend who will demonstrate high-flying stunts for attendees to enjoy and photograph. Lenosky will also lead a seminar on how to create the captivating GoPro action videos that have made him famous. A real-life motor biker will also make an appearance for intriguing still photos. Professional photographer Rick Gerrity will lead a demonstration on how to capture a glimpse into this colorful world. Food trucks, raffles and giveaways round out the festivities. Attendees have the exclusive opportunity to experience and purchase the latest products at the lowest prices of the year. Also Dec. 8, 10am-6pm and Dec. 9, 10am-5pm. Unique Photo,123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield. 73-3772007. www.uniquephoto.com/njcamerashow

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Candlelight Tours

On two nights only, explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley’s own ideas about the season. Join us for these special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. Reserve your spot by buying your tickets today. Dec. 7 & 8 at 5:30pm. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 NJ-10, Morris Plains. 973-540-0311. education@stickleymuseum.org

This three-day, curated shopping event offers creative gift shoppers and design lovers the rare opportunity to meet one hundred and sixty-five visionary American makers, artists and craftspeople and purchase their latest works including: limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture; home décor; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food boutique to fully experience hand-crafted delights. 4-8pm. Dec. 8, 10am-6pm. Dec. 9 10am-5pm. The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845-331-7900.

Latin Dance Party DJ, dancing, and featured cocktails followed by an eclectic DJ mix until closing. No cover, full bar & food menu available. 8-11pm. Doors open at 5pm. The Dome Lounge at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant. com

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Saturday, December 8 Camuso Holiday Display

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The evening events include Clydesdale Horse and Carriage Rides, petting zoo and pony rides at 7pm. Display open: Dec. 1-16 weekdays Wed-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Dec. 16-31 Mon-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Livingston Memorial Oval, Robert H Harp Drive, Livingston.

South Orange Tree Lighting Join the family fun with picture with Santa, complimentary hot chocolate, music, dance performance and elf parade. 1:30-4:30pm. Tree Lighting 5:15pm. Town Hall, 76 South Orange Ave., South Orange. 973-378-7715.

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Miss your school days? Let yourself be taken back with “Late Nite Catechism.” The one-woman, interactive, off-Broadway production performed to uproarious audiences since its debut in 1993, will be welcoming ‘pupils’ for the entertaining evening. Dinner will be served at 6pm in the cafeteria and showtime is at 7pm with 15-minute Intermission “Bake Sale.” Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. www.msda.booktix.com for tickets and more information.

Ludwig van Beethoven – His Music and Influence Gain an understanding of this complicated genius and learn how over 150 years later he is still influencing the world today. Presentation will include slides and piano playing of Beethoven’s music. Light Refreshments will be available. No sign up; walk ins welcome. 11am. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

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Ruby Red Shoe Bash It takes more than three clicks of sparkly red shoes to give a child a safe and permanent home. It takes CASA and you! Help make “home” more than just a dream for hundreds of children in foster care. Cocktails and silent auction, dinner and keynote and dancing. 6-11pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-622-4832. CRoyster@casaessex. org

GOLDEN - Water Media - Mixed Media & More In this lecture/demonstration participants will explore the vast potential of GOLDEN Gels, Mediums and Pastes. Many of GOLDEN’s products fall in the category of “Water Media.” Learn the wide range of techniques that they can be used for, from traditional uses, to printing to collage and much more. Learn how to extend your paint by as much as 70% and create any desired texture and effect. 11:30am-1:30pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973669-0995. www.jerrysartistoutlet.com

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Chuckle Patch Comedy Show Molly Reisner is on the mic for a fresh session of 99% Hanukkah jokes. MOTH story slam winner Boo Trundle will be sharing her LOL-y storytelling genius. From NYC, Adira Amram was nabbed for catchy funny songs and Ophira Eisenberg for major laughs. 8pm. The Burgdorff, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. www. maplewoodartistcollective.com/chucklepatch/tickets

Cyrille Aimee Concert

Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas in this popular award winning classic. The heart-warming animated special, that has delighted families every holiday season, now comes to life on stage. So come join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang and learn what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Also December 9, 15, 16. 1:30-2:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. Tickets can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling box office at 973-744-9752.

Songs of Joy from Around the World Carol sing along. Directed by Ruth Hsu. 3pm. Watchung Presbyterian Church, 375 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

Announcing the annual holiday concert and Vodka & Latkes, featuring the return of that great jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimée. Immediately following Aimée’s performance, the Arboretum will offer a tasting of iced cold vodka and a sampling of a holiday indulgence, potato latkes–a truly festive treat that will be sure to keep the most diehard Scrooge’s spirits bright. 7pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 ext. 1717. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org

A Folk Project Special Concert Tony Trischka presents “Of A Winter’s Night.” 7:3010:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For tickets and info call 908-591-6491. www.folkproject.org

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Holiday Celebration at the Gazebo

Outdoor Adventures: Birds in Winter An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine. Any time between 10am–1pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Education Center, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

Grab your family, friends and neighbors and head over to the annual Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration at the Gazebo. Enjoy live holiday music, crafts, stories, and a visit from Santa Claus and friends. Just before dark the menorah and the holiday tree will be lit with Mayor De Luca and guests. 3-4:30pm. Gazebo on Springfield Ave., Maplewood. www.springfieldavenue.com/events

Bloomfield Youth Band Concert

Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band, brings to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. Opener Leslie Mendelson. 10:30pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair. www.outpostintheburbs.org

Sunday December 9 Liquitex Acrylic Gouache Artist Tony Zatzick will be comparing and contrasting ACRYLIC GOUACHE with traditional gouache and acrylics–looking at it’s unique properties, advantages and mixing it with the various mediums. 1-3pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995. www.jerrysartistoutlet.com

Winter Festival of Shows Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop presents the annual Winter Festival of Shows. This year’s festival will feature Godspell, Christmas is Comin’ Uptown and The Wiz. Runs through December 16. Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, Call or visit web for dates and times. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Perform

Victorian Tea and Concert The Bloomfield Youth Band along with Patrick Burns, Founding Director, will open its 33rd Concert Season with a performance of “Heritage.” In event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the same venue on December 14. 8pm. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Rd., Bloomfield. www.bloomfieldfm.org

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

Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies beautifully presented in the period living room followed by a tour of our historic home, decorated for Christmas. After tea, Gerard and Diane Barros will present a concert of Christmas favorites in the solarium. This promises to be a most enjoyable afternoon. 1-5pm. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.

Shomrei Hanukkah Party! Live music (the Shomrei Simcha Band), latkes, donuts, games for the kids. Children under 1 free. Open to the public! Invite friends and family! 5–7pm. Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park St., Montclair. 973-746-5031.

Music & More Concert Series Enjoy the December concert in the living room at the Van Vleck House, featuring jazz saxophonist Albert G. Johnson, Jr. This is a free concert. 2–3:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register at www.vanvleck.org

Water Color Demonstration

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

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The Essex Water Color Club (EWCC) will be hosting a watercolor demonstration by Maryann Burton, a well-known artist and teacher. EWCC, now in its 86th year, represents water media artists from across New Jersey. 2pm. Essex Water Color Club Fine Art, Livingston Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Livingston. www.ewcclub.com

Monday, December 10 Holiday Music with Ian Ian Gallagher, Irish singer and musician, will be performing some of your favorite holiday classics. This is a very interactive concert, so be prepared to sing along with Ian to popular holiday songs. Light refreshments for all. 11am. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.


French for Children French for Children class is now registering for their winter session. Saturday and weekday hours available, ages 7–13. Please call or email for scheduling and to reserve space. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@thelanguageinstitute.com

Tuesday, December 11 Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She went from a girl who grew up in Alaska with no running water, to a homeless teenager in San Diego, to an award winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all times. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. www. wellmonttheater.com

The Chatham Bourough Menorah Lighting All residents and business people are invited to join the Mayor and local town officials in the lighting of the menorah. 6pm. The Gazebo Firehouse Plaza, Fairmount Ave., Chatham. Refreshments following the lighting will be served in the Gazebo.

Safe Shredding The Temple hosts the Safe Shredding Truck on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost is $10 for up to an 11x17 box. Call the temple office at 973-239-1321 for drop off information or other shredding dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Wednesday, December 12

Making Holiday Spirits And Homes Bright!

Exhibition on Screen Degas: Passion for Perfection. Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. 7:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org/film

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Italian Chat – Join the conversation! Practice speaking and improve your conversation skills, 11:30am– 1pm, drop-in fee. Native speaker facilitator. Must RSVP. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, W. Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@thelanguageinstitute.com

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Music & More Concert Series Enjoy the December concert in the living room at the Van Vleck House, featuring the Gospel Choir from the First Baptist Church of South Orange. This is a free concert. 2–3:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Register at www.vanvleck.org

Friday, December 14 Disco Dance Party Spinning the most funky, far out dance hits of the 70s! Followed by an ecletic DJ mix until closing. Themed cocktails & bar menu. No cover charge. Doors open at 5:30pm. The Dome Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Holiday Train Preview Kids can get a sneak preview of the library’s annual Holiday Train Exhibit, watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and enjoy a visit from Mrs. Claus, who will do a special reading of The Sleigh Bell Letters by Leslie Martin Lajewski. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Donation is $5 per child, and proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. 6:30pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Avenue, Roseland. 973226-8636.

Saturday, December 15 Camuso Holiday Display The evening events includes kid’s activities and Santa on a firetruck starting at 7pm, sponsored by Livingston Fire Dept. & First Aid Squad. Display open: Dec. 1-16 weekdays Wed-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Dec. 16-31 Mon-Fri 5-10pm; weekends 5-9pm. Livingston Memorial Oval, Robert H Harp Drive, Livingston.

Derwent Play Date

In Ophelia’s 90 minute demo you’ll learn about unique Derwent products and their many uses. Using your PLAY sheet, ask questions, get inspired explore and experiment with the incredible range of products that Derwent has to offer. 11:30am2:30pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973669-0995. www.jerrysartistoutlet. com

Holiday Pops with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra Sparkling take on Holiday favorites not to be missed. Free. 7:30pm. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. 973-980-1809. www.lsonj.org

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201-401-2883 TransformativeHealingHands.com The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Enrico Granafei, will present a Holiday Concert. 1pm. Free, but seating is limited. Little Theater of the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield. RSVP, 973-566-6200 or bmomandolin@gmail.com.

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It’s time once again for one of Roseland’s favorite holiday traditions! Roseland’s own Bill “Mr. Conductor” Cinque brings his intricate holiday train exhibit, filled with moving trains, working lights, and other quaint details, to the community room for your viewing pleasure. 1-3pm. Runs through Dec. 29. Call for dates and times. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8636.

4th Annual Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend Take a break from the holiday rush and join in for a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds. Discover who is in the forest as you look for signs of our woodland animal friends. Then warm up in the historic Stone House with a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace. Also December 16. Hike times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm.The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills. www.hartshornarboretum.org

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

A Christmas Musical Enjoy a Christmas music to brighten the holiday season. Light refreshments will be served. 4pm. St. Andrew & Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 160 West South Orange Ave., South Orange. 973-763-2355. www.sahcchurch.org

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The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra return to the stage to perform Handel’s Messiah. Featuring world class soloists, Kendra Colton, Soprano; Emily Marvosh, Alto; Terrence Chin-loy, Tenor; and Malcolm Merriweather, Baritone. 8pm. Dorothy Young Performing Art Center, Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. www.masterwork.org

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Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Donna Hunt will call the contras. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Listeners are welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org

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Wintertime Traditions, Stories & Craft Do you hang a stocking, light a menorah, set off fireworks or light a bonfire? Celebrate winter and the many traditions, holidays and tales it inspires. Make a sled ornament, listen to stories and explore the museum. Registration recommended. Register here. Craft: 11am-3pm. Storytime: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc.org

Wednesday, December 19 The Weeklings Perform

Sunday, December 16 31st Annual Christmas Concert This is the 31st Christmas Concert featuring internationally renowned conductor and former Broadway musical director of “A Chorus Line,” Rev. Alphonse Stevenson and his full symphony orchestra. Also featuring Opera vocalists. Tickets can be purchased at Parish office, after mass at Church door, or night of concert. 3pm. Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell. 973-226-0979.

“Spirit of the Season” Concert Featuring Acoustic Duo Jeff Penque & Karen Fairweather. They will perform some traditional, contemporary and original holiday songs including “Cool Yule,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Silver Bells,” “Merry Christmas Darling,” “Santa Baby,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” 2-3pm. West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton R., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Memorabilia Appraisal Day John Brigandi of Brigandi Coins and Collectibles will appraise items and collectibles from visitors. Limited to three items per person. Free with admission to the Museum. Noon-4pm. Montclair State University, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls. 973-655-2378. www.yogiberramuseum.org

2018 AWAKE Support Group for Sleep Apnea Patients The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a support group for people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to treat their condition. The informal group also provides an opportunity for sleep apnea patients to discuss their CPAP experience. 6-7pm. RWJBarnabas Health Corporate, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange. 888-724-7123 or register online www.rwjbh.org/events

Friday, December 21 The Weeklings are America’s most unique tribute to the music and inspiration of The Beatles, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. 7:30pm. The Dome Lounge, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-732-2360.

Thursday, December 20 Inspired Living ~ The Art of Writing and Meditating Join Psychotherapist Sue Waldman and Professional Freelance writer Steve Sears for their 8th writing workshop where they blend practical writing exercises with the Divine for an invaluable evening of inspiration, wisdom, relaxation and gratitude. After you experience an enchanting guided meditation, learn how to capture that spiritual experience by writing, whether journaling your thoughts or creating beautiful words of fiction or poetry. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. Call Sue Waldman at 973857-9090 or visit www.suzywaldman.com.

Folk Project Holiday Benefit Concert The Folk Project is presenting a concert to raise money for the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship’s projects. The festivities will have something for everyone, from soulful holiday ballads, seasonal classics, to original tunes. Donation suggested. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more info call 908-591-6491. www.folkproject.org

Jingle Jam Holiday Dance Party

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Sunday, December 23

Jack Frost Magical Holiday

Prayer Walk Discover the therapeutic benefits of walking in nature. Gentle walking can help to rebuild strength and mobility after an illness, medical crisis or injury. Learn to reset one’s body and learn mindfulness, strengthen the body’s immune system and improves one’s mood by being in nature. Join psychotherapist and Intuitive Counselor Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. 3-4pm. Verona Park, Lakeside & Bloomfield Aves., Verona. Advance Registration required. 973-857 -9090. www.meetup.com/Verona-Meditation-and-Wellness

Wednesday, December 26 Winter Wildlife Explorers Camp Campers enjoy stories, crafts, campfires and forest adventures exploring the wooded wetland forests in winter time. Also Dec. 27 & 28, 9:30am3:30pm. Kindergarten-3rd grade. For more information call 973-228-8776. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Join the mischievous and frosty fun antics of the one and only, Jack Frost, himself as he searches for the true meaning of the holiday season. A show filled with holiday magic, snow ball juggling, icicle cane twirling and balancing, audience participation and loads of laughs. 11am-1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Friday, December 28 Relax, Renew and Connect Gathering for Women

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The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group Participants include inpatients as well as patients that have been discharged from the hospital. All burn patients and their families are encouraged to participate. The group is run by the Burn Center social worker and occupational therapist with the participation SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:30-4:30pm. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Islami Auditorium, Livingston. 973-322-5856.

Take time away from your daily busy schedule and allow yourself to relax, restore, rejuvenate and celebrate life. Come together and you will start to feel at ease and at peace with yourself as you learn to: Let go of stress, ground yourself , become present in the ‘now,’ practice self-love, gain deep relaxation and peace of mind, learn powerful breathing techniques and experience spiritual transformation. You’ll enjoy the healing energy of Karuna Relaxation Reiki®, Tibetan healing and crystal bowls, chimes and bells to help you becoming aware of emotional and mental blockages. 8-9:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. 973-857-9090. www.suzywaldman.com


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Saturday, January 5 Swingin’ Tern Dance Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Listeners welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian, Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org

Sunday, January 6 Essential Oil Certification Course

The Temple hosts the Safe Shredding Truck on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost is $10 for up to an 11x17 box. Call the temple office 973-2391321 for drop off information or other shredding dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.

Spanish Chat–Come practice speaking Spanish! For individuals intermediate level and above. Small group setting, 7–8:30pm, drop-in fee. Native speaker facilitator. Must RSVP. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, West Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@thelanguageinstitute.com

“Songs of Joy from Around the World” Concert

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This performance brings together global influences of Christmas music with songs of Hannukkah and other holiday favorites from different lands. Piano accompaniment is provided by Jazz pianist Pierre Lawrence. Light refreshments will follow. Children 12 and under are admitted free. 3pm. Watchung Presbyterian Church, 375 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. 973-2043054. Purchase tickets or make a donation at www.universe.com/BlmfldChoraleSongsofJoyConcert.

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Mod Studio 15 Village Plaza, South Orange 973-913-4655 | www.shop-modstudio.com Silver: Kids at Heart – Livingston Bronze: Highline Fashion – Millburn

Winter 2018

395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 | www.cloverleaftavern.com Silver: Fitzgerald’s 1928 Restaurant – Glen Ridge Bronze: Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant – South Orange


BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Suburban Essex

& CONSTRUCTION

2018 Gold Winner

NJHIC#13VH01240400

Voted Gold Winner Five Years in a Row! 323 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-882-8435

www.bayroofing.com

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

NJ Spine & Joint

• New Shingle Roofs

• Gutter Replacement

• Specialty Copper

• Real & Synthetic Slate Roofs

• All Phases of Flat/ Commercial Roofing

• Vinyl Replacement Windows

870 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973-433-0889 www.njspinejoint.com

Drop by the Fairfield Showroom for samples and information.

Silver: Andrea Lisbeth Buccino, D.C. – Cedar Grove Bronze: Mecca Integrated Medical Center – Fairfield

BEST CUSTOM CLOSETS/ CABINETRY

Closets by Design 201-964-9600 | www.northnewjersey.closetsbydesign.com Silver: Custom Designed – Montclair Bronze: California Closets – Fairfield

BEST DELI

Thank You for Voting Us BEST INSURANCE AGENCY

Suburban Essex

2018 Gold Winner

Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-8889 www.calandrasitalianvillage.com

430 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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BEST DENTIST – GROUP PRACTICE

D&G Dental 667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite B, West Orange 973-419-6906 | www.dgdental.com Silver: The Silverstrom Group – Livingston Bronze: Kids & Family Dentistry – Livingston

BEST DENTIST – INDIVIDUAL

BEST DINER

BEST FLORIST

Ritz Diner 72 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213

Lotus Petals Floral Design

Silver: Caldwell Diner – Caldwell Bronze: East Hanover Diner – East Hanover

1779 Springfield Ave, Maplewood 973-762-3525 | www.petalsdesign.com

BEST ELECTRICIAN

Silver: Anderson’s Flowers – Montclair Bronze: Blooms in Hand – Verona

BEST FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT

Krugman Dental Associates, LLC 154 So. Livingston Ave, Suite 107, Livingston 973-992-4099 | www.livingstonsmiles.com Silver: Dr. Paul Feldman – West Orange Bronze: Park Street Dental – Montclair

BEST DENTIST- PEDIATRIC

Anderson Electric Verona 973-857-4333 | www.andersonelectric.com Silver: Barnett Electric – West Orange Bronze: E & M O’Hara Inc. – West Orange

BEST FINE JEWELRY STORE

LuNello 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove 973-837-1660 | www.lunello.com Silver: Highlawn Pavillion – West Orange Bronze: Ariane Kitchen & Bar – Verona

BEST GIFT SHOP

Craig Brady Fine Jeweler Montclair Pediatric Dental Care 31 Valley Road, 2nd Floor, Montclair 973-771-5387 | montclairpediatricdental.com Silver (TIE): Dr. Christopher Jones – West Caldwell; and Kids & Family Dentistry – Livingston Bronze: Livingston Pediatric Dental

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493 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-746-0505 | www.craigbrady.com Silver: Walter Bauman Jewelers – West Orange Bronze: George Press Fine Jewelers – Livingston

Winter 2018

Main Street Cottage 678 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-571-0800 Silver: Smith & Co. – Caldwell Bronze: CBL Fine Art – West Orange


BEST GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

Perfection Lives in the Details…

A Sip of Art 235 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-255-6815 | www.asipofart.com Silver: Jersey Spirits Distilling Co. – Fairfield Bronze: Salt Float Center – Montclair

BEST GYM

Suburban Essex

Suburban Essex

2018 Gold Winner

Best of Essex 2018 Thanks for voting us Best Painter three years in a row

Gold Winner

Platinum Fitness 309 Pompton Ave, Verona | 973-240-8135 | www.platinumfitness.net Silver: Hardbodyz Fitness – Verona Bronze: Fitness 121 – Roseland

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING ROOFING • CARPENTRY • GUTTERS

Call Toll-Free 888-Painting www.GikasPainting.com Shala 343 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-467-7855 | www.shalas.com Silver: Somewhere in Time – Caldwell Bronze: Swoon – Montclair

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BEST HAIR SALON

BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN YOGURT

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream Bellatair Salon 547 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8636 | wwwbellatairsalon.com

476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-6011 | www.markandjuliesicecream. com

Silver: Americana Salon – Roseland Bronze: Bangz – Montclair

Silver: Gelotti’s – Caldwell Bronze: Absolute Zero – Montclair

BEST HOME RENOVATIONS/ CONTRACTORS

Keil Design & Construction LLC 356 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 1, Montclair 973-707-5544 | www.keildesign.com Silver: Showcase Kitchen & Bath – Bloomfield Bronze: Custom Designed – Montclair

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Decorating Den Interiors Valerie Ruddy Verona | 973-239-3004 www.local.decoratingden.com/valerieruddy Silver: Decorating Den Interiors Paula Markman – Roseland Bronze: Richard Bailey Interiors – Glen Ridge

BEST INSURANCE AGENCY

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Whitney Roddy Insurance

Fascino

430 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-743-6700 | www.whroddy.com

331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-233-0350 | www.fascinorestaurant.com

Silver: William H. Connolly & Co., LLC – Montclair Bronze: Rand, Feuer & Klein – Fairfield

Silver: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – Fairfield Bronze: Frank Anthony’s – Verona

BEST JEWELRY STORE BEST HEATING/COOLING (HVAC)

Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc. 127 Paterson Ave, Little Falls 973-237-0505 | www.bloomfieldcooling.com Silver: Air Group – Montclair Bronze: Hilltop Fuel Heating and Air Conditioning – Fairfield

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Walter Bauman Jewelers 653 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973-731-3155 | www.walterbauman.com Silver: Craig Brady Fine Jewelry – Montclair Bronze: Michael Anthony Jewelers – West Caldwell

Winter 2018


Footcare you can count on. BEST KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING

VOTED BEST PODIATRIST

Suburban Essex

Thank you for voting for us!

2018 Gold Winner

Dr. Matthew F. Wachtler, DPM, FACFAS is board certified in Foot Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

886 Pompton Avenue, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973.857.1184

Showcase Kitchen & Bath

cedargrovefoot.com

438 Broad Street, Bloomfield | 973-743-8722 www.showcasekitchen.com Silver: Keil Design & Construction LLC – Montclair Bronze: NJ Kitchens and Baths – Verona

BEST LANDSCAPING

THANK YOU

TO OUR CUSTOMERS FOR VOTING FOR US BEST OF ESSEX 2018 GOLD WINNER

Suburban Essex

Suburban Essex

Gold Winner

2018 Gold Winner

cleaning services, llc K. Macken Landscaping West Caldwell | 973-261-0198 | www.kmackenlandscaping.com Silver: Martin O’Boyle Landscaping, Inc – Bloomfield Bronze: Green Valley Landscape – Verona

BEST LASH & BROW

DAILY | WEEKLY | BI-WEEKLY | MONTHLY COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL WINDOW CLEANING Additional Services Available Serving NJ and Metropolitan NY

Experienced, Professional, Affordable and Most of All RELIABLE BONDED • FULLY INSURED

Lure Lash 416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-783-5274 | www.lurelash.com Silver: Amazing Lash Studio – Montclair Bronze: Feminink Beauty Studio – Montclair

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855 Bloomfield Avenue, Glen Ridge

973-748-9309

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BEST LAW FIRM

BEST MASSAGE - NON SPA

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

NJ Elder Law Center at Goldberg Law Group 100 Passaic Ave, Suite 303, Fairfield 973-228-1795 | www.njelc.com Silver: Cipriano Law Offices, PC – West Caldwell Bronze: Conti-Bediner and DeMarco LLC – Livingston

BEST LEARNING CENTER/ TUTORING

Healing Treatments Massage Studio 21 Grove Ave, Verona | 862-210-9705 Silver: Empyrean Massage & Bodywork – Verona Bronze: The Chiropractic Source – Cedar Grove

BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Mezza Mediterranean 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-992-9300 | www.mezzalivingston.com Silver: Little Bear Poke – Montclair Bronze: Assado Steakhouse – Livingston

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Admit U Consulting 3 Royal Ave, Suite 2, Livingston 973-731-1947 | www.admituconsulting.com Silver (TIE): Estelle Finkel Center for Learning – Livingston; and L3 Academy – Montclair Bronze: Huntington Learning Center – Verona

BEST MASSAGE - SPA

Northern NJ Eye Institute 71 Second Street, South Orange 973-763-2203 | www.nnjei.com Silver: Corneal Associates – Fairfield Bronze: Associates in Ophthalmology – Livingston

BEST OPTICIAN

Sacks Orthodontics 41 N. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-251-2265 | www.sacksortho.com Silver: Newman Orthodontics – West Orange Bronze: Montclair Orthodontics – Montclair

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-4289 | www.atouchofwellbeingnj.com Silver: Dieci Uomo – Livingston Bronze (TIE): 212 Salon & Day Spa – Upper Montclair; and Woodhouse Day Spa – Montclair

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Fitness 121 Block & Zuckerman

5 Becker Farm Road, Roseland 973-535-1177 | www.fitness121online.com

796 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-736-7647 | www.bzopticians.com

Silver: Synergy Fit – Fairfield Bronze: C2 Fitness – Montclair

Silver: Susan Valenza Optician – Nutley Bronze: Roseland Eye Care – Roseland

Winter 2018


BEST OTHER ETHNIC RESTAURANT Suburban Essex

2018 Silver Winner

MASTER ELITE® ROOFER

Zeugma Mediterranean Grill

RK Roofing, Inc.

44 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-744-0074 | www.zeugmagrill.com

Member Since 11/14/1997

Silver: Fat Fish Taco – Caldwell Bronze: Saveur Creole – Montclair

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (28) see more reviews at

www.gaf.com

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Over 35 Years of Quality Service

35 Roseland Avenue • Caldwell, NJ 07006

973-226-2605 www.rkroofing.net Hours: 9am-4:00pm

Thank You for Voting Us! Suburban Essex

Il Vecchio Cafe 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-8889 | www.ilvecchiocafe.com

2018 Silver Winner

Silver: McLoone’s Boathouse Restaurant – West Orange Bronze: Highlawn Pavilion – West Orange

BEST PAINTER

973-762-6333 www.WilbersPainting.com

Gikas Painting 7 Park Street, Montclair | 973-835-7775 | www.gikaspainting.com Silver: Wilber’s Painting – Maplewood Bronze: Nazarian Painting & Home Remodeling – Bloomfield

Suburban Essex

Silver Winner

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BEST PEST CONTROL

BEST PILATES STUDIO

Dial Environmental 119 Harrison Ave, Roseland 973-228-2609 | www.dialenvironmental.com Silver: Advantage Termite & Pest Control, Inc. – West Orange Bronze: Jay’s Exterminating Service – Livingston

BEST PET BOARDING

MadKat Pilates Studio 855 Bloomfield Ave #301, Glen Ridge | 973-707-7695 | www.madkatpilates.com Silver: Pilates Link Studio – Montclair Bronze: The Movement Place – Montclair

BEST PET SUPPLIES

K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield 973-756-3815 | www.k9resorts.com/fairfield Silver: Pups @ Play – Livingston Bronze: Hal Wheeler’s School for Dogs – Cedar Grove

BEST PET SERVICES

BEST PIZZA

Star Tavern Lukas & Berube Healthy Pet Markets 15 S. Fullerton, Montclair 973-893-5519 | www.lukasandberube.com Silver: Brookdale Pet Center – Bloomfield Bronze: Montclair Feed & Pet Supply – Montclair

400 High Street, Orange 973-675-3336 | www.startavern.net Silver: Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli – Caldwell Bronze: Frank Anthony’s Deli – Verona

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

What About the Pets, LLC Roseland 973-803-3580 | www.whataboutthepets.com Silver: Dogue Grooming & Pet Boutique – Caldwell Bronze: The Catnip Gypsy – Verona

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Iron Physical Therapy, LLC 474 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-4766 | www.ironphysicaltherapy.com Silver: LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa – Caldwell Bronze: Mecca Integrated Medical Center – Fairfield

Winter 2018

Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 | www.lacordaireacademy.com Silver: Saint Catherine of Siena School – Cedar Grove Bronze: Trinity Academy – Caldwell


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320 Grove Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1535 www.metricplumbing.com

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Silver: Don Dowling Plumbing & Heating – North Caldwell Bronze: John Heyrich, Inc – Montclair

BEST PODIATRIST Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists 886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-857-1184 www.cedargrovefoot.com Silver: Foot Health Center, LLC – West Orange Bronze: Dr. Simon Becker – West Orange

Suburban Essex

31 Harrison Ave., West Caldwell, NJ (973) 228-0076

Suburban Essex

www.JosephsenDental.com For everything from the simplest of cleanings to the most advanced dental treatment, we are your home. • Digital, low-dose radiographs

BEST PRESCHOOL/CHILDCARE

• Same visit porcelain crowns and CEREC restorations • Veneers and tooth whitening • Pediatric dentistry, We ♥ kids!

Generations of Happy Smiles

• The latest in prevention and diagnosis

Your Home for Preventive Dentistry ALFRED P. JOSEPHSEN, DMD, FAGD, FICOI

Kiddie Academy of West Caldwell

NJ D13619

810 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 www.kiddieacademy.com/westcaldwell

Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry and International College of Implant Dentistry

Silver: Lightbridge Academy – Caldwell Bronze: Love Laugh Learn – Cedar Grove (continued on page 56)

GREGORY T. JOSEPHSEN, DMD NJ 25522

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2013 Johns Hopkins University Department of Dentistry, 2014

*Best of Essex 2014 Gold Medal Winner & 2015 Silver Medal Winner

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BEST REALTOR (INDIVIDUAL OFFICE)

BEST SENIOR LIVING

Daughters of Israel Century 21 - Cedarcrest Realty 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1050 | www.century21cedarcrest.com Silver: Elite Realtors of New Jersey – Livingston Bronze: Keller Williams Suburban Realty – Livingston

1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-5100 | www.daughtersofisrael.org Silver: Green Hill – West Orange Bronze: Inglemoor Rehabilitation & Care Center – Livingston

BEST SHOE STORE

BEST SPA - DAY

The Woodhouse Day Spa 56 South Park Street, Montclair 973-509-8488 montclair.woodhousespas.com Silver: Dieci Lifestyle Spa – Montclair Bronze: Bangz – Montclair

BEST SPA - MEDICAL

BEST ROOFING/SIDING/WINDOWS

New Jersey Plastic Surgery Piazza Della Sole

Bay Roofing 323 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-882-8435 | www.bayroofing.com Silver: RK Roofing, Inc – Caldwell Bronze: American Roofing – Nutley

620 Valley Road, Montclair 973-783-9243 | www.piazzadellasole.com Silver: Fleet Feet – Montclair Bronze: Jay’s Shoe Box – Livingston

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

29 Park Street, Montclair 973-509-2000 www.newjerseyplasticsurgery.com Silver: Radiance Medical Spa at the LoVerme Center – Verona Bronze: Montclair Rejuvenation Center – Verona

BEST SPECIALTY STORE

East Side Mags Highlawn Pavilion 1 Crest Drive, West Orange | 973-731-3463 | www.highlawn.com Silver: Fascino – Montclair Bronze: The Manor – West Orange

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7 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 862-333-4961 | www.eastsidemags.com Silver: Jerry’s Artist Outlet – West Orange Bronze: Paper Capers – Livingston


Thank you for voting for us! BEST SPECIALIZED BEAUTY SERVICES

Voted Best Orthodontist

Suburban Essex

SILVER WINNER 2018 Silver Winner

Feminink Beauty Studio 22 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair | 201-720-1162 | www.femininkbeauty.com Silver: Bloomfield Wax and Skin Care Center – Bloomfield Bronze: Lure Lash – Montclair

BEST SPECIALIZED FITNESS STUDIO

Creating a Lifetime of Smiles The Newman Orthodontics team treats each patient with personalized care and attention. Our patients are not customers, they are like family to us, and we treat them with the same commitment, respect, and attention to detail that we would our own family members. • American College of Dentists, fellow • American Association of Orthodontists • Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists • New Jersey Association of Orthodontists • American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association

Limitless Performance and Therapy

• American Dental Association

1376 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-837-6454 | www.limitlessnj.com

• New Jersey Dental Association

Silver: Brazen Athletics – Fairfield Bronze: Bridge Athletics – Montclair

• Tri-County Dental Society

DR. NEWMAN

• Essex County Dental Society, past president

BEST STEAK

395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

973-731-5855

Rare The Steak House 440 Main Street, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 | www.rarestk.com Silver: Delmonico’s – Cedar Grove Bronze: Nero’s Grille – Livingston

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BEST SPECIALIZED HOME SERVICES

BEST TAXI/CAR SERVICE

BEST WINE & SPIRITS STORE

Joseph’s Limousine Service Five Star Cleaning Services 855 Bloomfield Ave, Suite 201, Glen Ridge 973-748-9309 | www.fivestarclean.com Silver: Keil Design & Construction LLC – Montclair Bronze: Mediterranean Tile & Marble – Fairfield

397 West Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-535-6420 | www.joeslimo.com Silver: New Jersey Limo Bus – Fairfield Bronze: Montclair Limo – Montclair

BEST TOY & HOBBY STORE

Amanti Vino 30 Church Street, Montclair 973-509-9463 | www.amantivino.com Silver: Wine Legend – Livingston Bronze: Angelbeck’s Fine Wine – Upper Montclair

BEST STORE FRONT/WINDOW

BEST WOMEN’S FASHION

East Side Mags

Smith & Company

7 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 862-333-4961 | www.eastsidemags.com

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1167 Silver: Shala – Millburn Bronze: Terry’s Family Pharmacy – Verona

Silver: Jerry’s Artist Outlet – West Orange Bronze: Just Kidding Around – Montclair

B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique 176 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland 973-226-8800 | www.bsavvyboutique.com Silver: That Little Black Dress – Montclair Bronze: Highline Fashion – Millburn

BEST VETERINARIAN BEST YOGA STUDIO

Zura Montclair Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Ave, Verona | 973-239-1881 | www.vahmah.com Silver: Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell Bronze: Eagle Rock Veterinary Hospital – West Orange

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18 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair 973-233-0414 | www.zuramontclair.com Silver: Jaipure Yoga – Montclair Bronze (TIE): Transformative Healing – Verona; and the Vastu Yoga – Verona


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2018

A Safe, Relaxing Environment with Trained Medical Professionals. Gold Winner

Wishing All of Our Customers a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season. Thank you for your continued support the past 20 years!

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24/7 Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Memory Care Hospice & Palliative Care Respite Stays

For more information or to schedule a private tour call 973-400-3307 or visit www.DaughtersofIsrael.org

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973.403.7745

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Calendar of Events

Pediatric Dentistry for children up to 18 years & those with special needs.

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Wednesday, January 9

Sunday, January 13

Italian Chat– Join the Conversation!

Songbirds of the Fifties

Happy Holidays! Orthodontics, Speech Therapy, Oral Myology & In-Office Sedation Available

Practice speaking and improve your conversation skills. Native speaker facilitator. 11:30am–1pm, drop-in fee. Also January 23. Must RSVP. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, West Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@thelanguageinstitute.com

NATASHA MATHIAS, DMD Specialty Permit #5470

973-744-3127

76 Bellevue Ave, Montclair www.sparklesdentistry.com Hours: Tue-Fri 12-6pm, Fri & Sat 8-2pm

Doctor on Call 24 Hours for Emergencies!

Thursday, January 10 A Textile Tour for Virtual World Travelers Sally Orgren, NJ resident and editor of the Handweavers Guild of America’s Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, will share her experience as part of a group of handweavers who found inspiration from the book “Colors of the World” by Dominique and Jean-Phillippe Lenclos. 7-8:30pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, .9 Main St., Madison. 973377-2982. www.metc.org

Message in a Bottle A fascinating tale of the Vilna Gaon’s students who tried to contact the Ten Lost Tribes in the 18th Century, presented by Robert Lichtman, Chief Jewish Learning Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Free and open to the community. 7pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160.

Equity actress and Professor Diane Cypkin will present a concert lecture about two iconic artists by singing some of their hits and sharing their personal stories to bring their music and era to life. Some of the songs performed include “Tennessee Waltz” and“Old Cape Cod” by Patti Page and “Que Sera Sera” and “Secret Love” by Doris Day. Pianist Lena Panfilova will accompany. Free. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973226-5441. wcplnj.org

Friday, January 18 Photography at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)

Bariatric (Weightloss) Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist. Giving you state-of-the-art options, both medically, endoscopically and surgically for weight loss. • Comprehensive evaluation • Medically supervised weight loss programs • Individualized treatment plan • Weight loss medications • Endoscopic balloons • Surgery, such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revisions

Saniea F. Majid MD, FACS, FASMBS Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine Bariatric Surgeon and Obesity Medicine Specialist

Saturday, January 12 The College Women’s Club Program The College Women’s Club of Montclair (AAUW) will host a program on Quilting. Mary Schwartzenberger will speak on Quilts, Natural Themes and wearable fine art. Refreshments for 10am. All are welcome to attend. 10:30am. First Lutheran Church, 153 Park St. Montclair. 973-239-8710.

The WCC is home for up to 30 wolves, four of which are “Ambassadors” whose presence helps visitors understand the importance of wild wolves. In addition, several red and Mexican gray wolves also reside at the center as part of their Species Survival Plan (SSP) program to help conserve threatened and endangered species. Capture photographs from port holes and an elevated tower. Seminar on Friday, 6-7:30pm, with the excursion to WCC on Saturday. Excursion bus will leave from Unique promptly at 7:30am and return at 12:30pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800631-0300. www.uniquephoto.com

Call the office today to schedule a consultation

973-795-7955

www.weightlossandwellnesscenter.com

Got Pain? Acupuncture Can Help. Four Time Best of Essex Award Winner! Suburban Essex

2018 Silver Winner

Acupuncture Helps Treat: • Lower Back Pain • Shoulder Pain • Sciatic Nerve Pain • Neck Pain • Knee Pain • Headaches

Many insurance plans accepted–Call for details.

Balanced Body

Dr. Margaret Amireh, DACM, L.Ac.

ACUPUNCTURE

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Calendar of Events (continued from page 61)

North Jersey Orchid Society 52nd Annual Show and Sale

Saturday, January 19

Monday, January 21

Swingin’ Tern Dance

Martin Luther King Brunch

Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Listeners welcome. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973295-6864. www.folkproject.org

Guest speakers and entertainment. 11:30-2:30pm. United Presbyterian Church of West Orange, 20 Old Indian Rd., West Orange. 973-325-0914.

Thursday, January 24

Explore Summer Camps

Orchids are found on nearly every continent and in a surprising range of environments from the Everglades of Florida to the cloud forests of South America. The show will feature nearly a thousand blooming orchids originating from all over the world of all shapes and sizes and colors of the rainbow. In addition, there will be free daily educational workshops for growers of all levels. Topics include orchids for beginners and how to grow orchids in your home. Check www.njorchids.org for additional work shop topics schedule and vendor listing. Free admission, free parking. Runs through January 20. Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick. 848-932-9372. www. studentcenters.rutgers.edu

Explore summer camps at the upcoming NJ Camp Fairs, four fabulous weekends starting in January and February. Save the date for the fair nearest you. NJ Camp Fairs connect great kids with great camp. Free admission. For more information, please go to www. njcampfairs.com and check out the camp directory. Email info@njcampfairs.com for questions.

Sunday, January 20 American Bridal Show Featuring many of the area’s top wedding professionals, a fashion show, prizes, food sampling and more. Admission is always free for bride and all guests. The Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 908-3710900 or tim@americanbride.com

The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group Participants include inpatients as well as patients that have been discharged from the hospital. All burn patients and their families are encouraged to participate. The group is run by the Burn Center social worker and occupational therapist with the participation SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:304:30pm. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Islami Auditorium, Livingston. 973-322-5856.

Meditation and Qigong Practice Begin the New Year in a relaxed and stress-free state as Rich Piscopo, a certified Qigong Healer, leads a workshop. Discover the healing power of meditation and Qigong by practicing Ba Duan Jin, a gentle flowing exercise that brings about relaxation, energy and inner peace. Free. Registration required. 6:30pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441. wcplnj.org

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Wednesday, January 30 Elegant Bridal Show

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

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Meet camp directors from al kinds of summer camps and programs. 123pm. Livingston Mall, Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. For additional information call 973-303-3027 or visit www.NJCampFairs.com

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Thursday, January 31 “Supporting Our Children through Grief and Loss” Livingston Public Schools invites parents to this presentation by Lisa Athan of Grief Speaks. Parents will learn about identifying losses and transitions experienced by youth; signs of grief in youth; how it presents differently; effective communication that is safe and empathic; healthy coping tools and strategies; and more. Sponsored by the Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee. 7-8:30pm. Livingston High School, 30 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston. www.livingstonnj.org

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“Buying hearing aids is not like buying a TV set. Hearing aids require a lot of service and support.” —Enid Smith

Enid Smith, an audiologist and owner of Discount Hearing Aids in Livingston, explains, “There is the rehabilitative aspect. An audiologist optimizes a patient’s hearing to the best of the patient’s ability and potential. Sound is complicated. Brains are complicated. Perception of sound is unique from individual to individual.” Audiologists are trained to choose a device that matches the lifestyle and needs of the patient, fitting and programming it, and providing support services. Smith adds, “Buying hearing aids is not like buying a TV set. Hearing aids require a lot of service and support. With time, we know the brain deals with sounds differently and we need to adjust the aids as the brain changes.” Without expert support and appropriate rehabilitation and counseling, only a few

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A Dental Legacy Continues PASSING THE TORCH By Christine S. Maxwell, photos by Dan Epstein

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Dr. Arthur Yeh He performs sophisticated cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns and implants restorations as well as routine dental procedures. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, particularly children. As a new dad, Dr. Yeh is keenly interested in instilling good oral hygiene habits in all children. He also performs “smile assessments,” as he calls them. “I want my work to look the best it can,” he says. “I am not satisfied until it is perfect.” The dental office and staff, as they have always been, are warm and welcoming to patients. Upon entering, patients are greeted by a spacious and cozy “living room environment.” Each treatment room still employs the most up-to-date digital and computerized technology. Dr. Yeh states, “We are committed to delivering individualized care to the highest professional and academic standard such that the lives of our patients are enriched and enhanced.”

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people who consumed salt at the higher end of the healthy range had better health outcomes and fewer incidences of heart attacks. Only in China, where consumption was over 5,000 mg per day, was intake associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke. In addition, they found a positive effect of increased potassium consumption, noting, “All major cardiovascular outcomes decreased with increasing potassium intake in all countries.” Despite this new research the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to insist that Americans should consume no more than 2,300 mg per day of sodium and the American Heart Association recommends a daily maximum of 1,500 mg. Americans currently consume an average of 3,400 mg per day. Dr. Martin O’Donnell, also at McMaster University and a co-author of the study, said, “Public health strategies should

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

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

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

Platinum Fitness 309 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044 | 973-857-2500 www.platinumfitness.net

Medi Spa.

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

Optician.

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

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

Montclair Rejuvenation Center

Block & Zuckerman Opticians

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

796 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-736-7647 | www.BZOpticians.com

Orthodontist.

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

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

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

Newman Orthodontics 395 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5855 www.newmanortho.com

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

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

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

Green Hill 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 866-533-1920 www.green-hill.com

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

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

Lightport Physical Therapy & Spa

22 S Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 201-720-1162 | www.femininkbeauty.com

355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell | 973-2280072 www.lightportpt.com

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

New Jersey Plastic Surgery 29 Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-2000 www.newjerseyplasticsurgery.com

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

Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

Feminink Beauty Studio

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

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

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

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

886 Pompton Ave, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1184 www.cedargrovefoot.com

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

Daughters of Israel 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange | 973-731-5100 www.daughtersofisrael.org

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

Zura 18 Lackawanna Plaza , Montclair | 973-233-0414 www.zuramontclair.com

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Bon Appétit

Chef Francesco Palmieri

Il Vecchio at Calandra’s Italian Village YOUR NEXT CULINARY DESTINATION By Dan Epstein

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fter ten years as chef/owner of The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, Chef Francesco Palmieri was offered the helm of Il Vecchio Café in Calandra’s Italian Village. Since March 2017, he has been ramping up both the elegance and the cuisine of this local landmark. With Chef Palmieri come specialty purveyors. One such ingredient is the Organic Scottish Salmon that arrives daily and is used in several of Palmieri’s new menu items, such as Salmon Cakes, and of his favorites,

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Spinach Fettuccine in Vodka Sauce which features chunks of Scottish Salmon. The fettuccine, like almost all of the pasta at Il Vecchio, is made on the premises. Another favorite of his new menu comes to you from the pizza oven—a vegetarian flatbread named for Anthony Calandra’s father Luciano. It features a spinach puree, a combination of mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, crispy shallots, sliced seedless grapes, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.


While Il Vecchio is the flagship of the Village, there’s also an award-winning outdoor café, a tavern room with its own special menu and occasional live musical acts, and a wine room perfect for paired tasting menus for up to 30 people. On the premises as well is one of three Calandra’s Bakery locations and Calandra’s deli, also an awardwinner, which hosts an informal dining room for folks who’d rather sit down and dine than take their goodies home to eat.

It’s important to note that with Palmieri at the helm, while the elegance factor at Il Vecchio has risen, it’s still a familycentric place. Families with children will be very happy during the day and in early evening…and later in the evening, when the lights get dimmed, people on a date will “find it to be a romantic destination,” Palmieri says.

Il Vecchio Café at Calandra’s Italian Village 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell (973) 226-8889 | www.ilvecchiocafe.com

The Making of a Perfect Ribeye Side Dish: Escarole INGREDIENTS: Escarole 1 Clove of Thinly Sliced Garlic ½ Lemon, juiced without seeds Salt White Pepper Calandra’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

STEPS: Place 1 ounce of olive oil on a hot sauté pan Lightly brown the clove of garlic Add cleaned and cut escarole Soften for two minutes Then add the lemon juice Season with salt and pepper to taste

Main Course: 40 oz Ribeye Steak INGREDIENTS: Bone-In Beef Ribeye Kosher Salt Coarse Black Pepper Diced, Unsalted Butter

STEPS: Cut the ribeye to about 1 ½ inch - 2 inches thick Season liberally with salt and pepper Place on a hot grill Grill the ribeye for 2 ½ minutes then rotate it 45º and grill for another 2 ½ minutes (Forming cross-hatch grill marks) Flip the steak and repeat the marking process totaling 5 minutes of grill time on each side* Remove from grill, place in pan and top with 2 oz of unsalted butter Finish cooking in a hot 450º oven for 12-15 minutes Let rest for 3 minutes

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Restaurant Guide BLOOMFIELD

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

CALDWELL

Fat Fish Taco

Cloverleaf Tavern

291 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-6825 www.fatfishtaco.com Featuring coastal inspired Mexican cuisine. BYO,H, OD, NR, RR, LP, SP, MCC, $MOD, TO, D

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

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

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

Gold Winner

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CEDAR GROVE Kyoto Sushi III 577B Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-8880 www.cedargrovekyoto.com 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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LuNello 182 Stevens Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-837-1660 www.LuNello.com Since LuNello opened in 1990, Chef Seger’s modern Italian flair mixed with traditional culinary skills has created a whirlwind of praise. Enticing presentation and courteous staff are integral to LuNello’s success. The elegant setting is the perfect compliment to the menu. Whether dining in the Dining Room or enjoying a cocktail in the handsome bar, LuNello works to create the ultimate experience. MCC, $EXP, LP

“A coastal inspired Mexican restaurant with a laid back vibe.”

291 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell

973-228-6825

www.fatfishtaco.com HOURS: Tues - Thurs 11 am - 9 pm Fri 11 am - 10 pm | Sat 12 pm - 10 pm

EAST HANOVER

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East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | www.EastHanoverDiner.com Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO (continued on page 54)

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275 New Jersey State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 www.EastHanoverDiner.com HOURS: SUNDAY-THURSDAY 6AM-1AM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 6AM-2AM

Seafood • Salads • Kababs • Hot and Cold Mezzes

44 South Park St, Montclair | 973.744.0074

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EuropeanDeli.com Gold Winner

Open Christmas Day!

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

FAIRFIELD Cucina Calandra Holiday Promotion (December 1st-January 1st): get $10 for every $50 spent on a gift certificate.

www.AozoraMontclair.com

407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair | 973-233-9400

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

Joe’s Seafood

Full Service Restaurant & Bar

168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-227-6888 www.joeseafood.com Bringing authentic Cajun flavor and old fashion Creole cooking to Fairfield.

On Premise Parties & Catering Live Music 6 Days a Week

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

34 South Valley Road, West Orange | 973-736-7899

www.SuzyQues.com Mon-Thur 3pm-Midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight

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

Gold Winner

9 Time Gold Medal Winner

Rosanne & Frank Oldewurtel

Home of the Handmade Bagel

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

Happy Holidays! 476 PLEASANT VALLEY WAY, WEST ORANGE

973-731-6011 www.markandjuliesicecream.com

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

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

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LIVINGSTON

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

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

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

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Prime Steak...Seafood...Pasta

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BEST STEAK Gold 2010, 2016 & 2017 Silver 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

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

277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston

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

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

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Aozora 407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9400 | www.aozoramontclair.com Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine with warm, elegant and relaxed ambiance. BYO, MCC, $MOD-$EXP, TO


Fresh, Healthy & Authentic Zeugma Grill 44 S. Park St, Montclair | 973-744-0074 | www.zeugmagrill.com Zeugma makes Mediterranean magic by combing the flavors of Turkey, the Middle East and Europe. Their menu features the fusion of traditional dishes served with a fresh modern twist. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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MILLBURN

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

Gold Winner

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

“Thank you fans for all of your support. Happy Holidays!” –from the staff and owners of T.S. Ma Only Fresh Vegetables & Ingredients

UPPER MONTCLAIR Little Bear

Gluten Free Dishes Available

254 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair 973-337-5151 www.littlebearpoke.com Their sustainably-caught or -farmed fish is delivered daily from local boats (whenever possible). Their menu varies with the catch and includes poke, onigiri, shave ice and bubble tea. Conscious sourcing, conscious eating, that’s Little Bear.

Order Online at:

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Cooked with cholestoral-free trans fat-free canola oil

SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11AM-9:30PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11AM-10:30PM

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

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POKE • ONIGIRI SHAVE ICE • BUBBLE TEA

Conscious Sourcing. Conscious Eating. That’s Little Bear. DELIVERY • ONLINE ORDERING • CATERING AVAILABLE

254 BELLEVUE AVENUE, MONTCLAIR CATERING BOUTIQUE • EVENT PLANNER • DESIGN SPECIALIST EXQUISITE WEDDINGS • PERSONAL CHEF • LUXE GIFT BASKETS

628 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona

973-744-0008 | www.TiasFoodofLove.com

973-337-5151 Open Daily from 11am - 9pm

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

VERONA Tia’s Food of Love 638 Bloomfield Ave., Verona | 973-744-0008 www.tiasfoodof love.com Tia’s is a boutique, full-service catering and event company. They offer personalized planning for each client and ensure each menu item is delicious and the presentation is picture perfect. They handle all size parties from intimate get-togethers to lavish weddings. Trust them to cater your holiday party this year.

WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion

“Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.” Best Romantic Restaurant (GOLD)

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

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

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange | 973-736-7899 www.suzyques.com 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.

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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.


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Order Your Delicious Holiday Food and Desserts Here!

George & Marion DINE IN • TAKE OUT • CATERING

OUTDOOR SEATING NOW OPEN CATERING ON AND OFF SITE | BYOB

NOW OPEN MONDAYS 973-422-0501

72 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston S U N -T H U R S 6 A M - M I D N I G H T • F R I - S AT 6 A M - 1 A M

222 N. LIVINGSTON AVE, LIVINGSTON

www.AssadoNJ.com

*BEST BRUNCH (GOLD) *BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT (BRONZE)

HAPPY HOUR - FRIDAYS - 5:30 -7:00 P.M. - SPECIALLY-PRICED APPETIZERS, BEERS, WINES & COCKTAILS DJ & DANCING - EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 9:00 P.M. - CLOSING (NO COVER) LIVE PERFORMANCES: (TICKETS ONLINE) - SONGS OF SINATRA & MORE - 03.21.18 - A TRIBUTE TO “THE WHO” - 04.12.18 - LADIES OF COUNTRY MUSIC - 05.24.18

SPECIALTY THEME NIGHTS: (NO COVER) - “SWANKY-OKE” KARAOKE - 03.29.18 - 80s DJ DANCE PARTY - 04.06.18 - LATIN DJ DANCE PARTY - 05.04.18

WINE NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY BRING YOUR OWN WINE WITH NO CORKAGE FEE +

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

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

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

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

Admit U Consulting 3 Royal Avenue, Suite 2, Livingston | 973-731-1947 www.admituconsulting.com

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

Custom Designed Montclair | 973-783-5788 www.customdesignednj.com

Day Care/PreSchool.

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

Lightbridge Academy 1104 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-882-1111 www.lightbridgeacademy.com

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

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

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

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

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

Five Star Cleaning Services 973-748-9309 | www.FiveStarClean.com

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

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

Kiddie Academy

Maria Correa

810 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell | 973-227-4382 www.kiddieacademy.com

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

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Home Décor.

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

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

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

Gelotti

Smith & Company 343 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell | 973-228-1167 www.facebook.com/SmithCoGifts | www.instagram.com/smithcogifts

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

Paterson

Paterson Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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

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

415 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne | 973-782-6993 www.habitatrestorewayne.org

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

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

Richard Bailey Interiors, LLC 973-429-2106 | www.richardbaileyinteriors.com

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

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

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

Walter Bauman

Bloomfield Cooling & Heating

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

653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange 973-731-3155 | www.walterbauman.com

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.

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

Keil Design & Construction 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 1, Montclair 973-902-4396 | gordon@keildesign.com www.keildesign.com

Supreme Energy 1-800-832-7090 | www.supremeenergyinc.com

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 www.kmackenlandscaping.com

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

Team SportsTurf Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC 973-882-1242 | www.TeamSportsTurf.com

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

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

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

Wilber’s Painting & Home Improvements 973-762-6333 | www.WilbersPainting.com

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

K-9 Resorts Day Care & Luxury Hotel 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield | 973-244-7387 www.k9resorts.com Offering a clean, safe and sociable environment. The climate controlled facility offers daycare, free-style boarding (no cages, no isolation), with 24/7 supervision and the top grooming available.

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

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

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

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

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC 333 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-9400 www.ljcpa.com

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

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

Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-226-9812 www.cloverleaftavern.com

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

Montclair Handyman Services Montclair | 973-746-1002 www.montclairhandymanservices.com

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

Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Avenue, Verona 973-239-1881 www.vahmah.com

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Diamond Minds

Don’t Do It Once. Don’t Do It Twice.

DO IT 1000 TIMES The Magic of Continuous Effort By Barry Farber

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he ultimate achievement of an art, skill or profession does not come by one large step. Improvement comes only as the result of continuous effort. That effort needs to be ingrained in your mind, body and soul. What is the art, profession or skill you’re trying to master? In the beginning it seems uncomfortable because we are learning something new. Then at some point we go through a period of boredom...and that can be the time we lose focus or the discipline to continue. But this is where the Breakthroughs occur. We need to keep going and enter the moment where we are no longer thinking about the action. This state of mind can be obtained during any activity, whether it’s sculpting, playing baseball or giving a business presentation. Any activity where you’re either learning something brand new or working on mastering a current project. We go through stages. Think of it this way: there seems to be four stages we go through to reach the point of doing something extremely well without thinking. In the moment. That’s because it’s all that has gone before to build that foundation and comfort.

Here are the 4 stages:

Barry Farber

1. Unconsciously Incompetent This is where we don’t know what we need to do or how to do it. 2. Consciously Incompetent Now we become aware of what we need to do to become competent, but we are not there yet. 3. Consciously Competent Now we are aware of the skills needed and we are competent in the actions but still thinking too much about it. 4. Unconsciously Competent This is the ultimate stage of being comfortable in the present. We are now performing with the entire mind, body and soul as one natural action for peak performance. At every stage discipline is required to stay on the path.

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

Someone once said the purpose of life is to help others through it. When you have a path in front of you that adds value to those around you it keeps your faith strong and confidence solid. This is a huge part of the momentum when continuing on your disciplines every day. It reminds you of the “why” in what you’re doing and the positive push to continue.

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

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

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

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be transformed into an amazing fantasyland this holiday season!

5pm to 9pm Dec. 1, 2 & Every Night from December 7 to 31 Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 & 25

Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

FREE ADMISSION!

Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle

Open Wednesdays to Sundays December 1 to December 30 • Noon-4pm (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and December 24)

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

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

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

For information, please call 973-731-5800

Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

Visitors are asked to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or gently used winter coats.

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

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

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

Entries on display December 6-15,

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

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