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What Are Your Favorite Hobbies? Photos by Jan Press Photography I like to go to the gym, go walking, hiking and I enjoy reading.

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63 A Camera Q&A with Unique Photo

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70 Health, Beauty, Wellness 70 Lure Lash Offers an Innovative Eyebrow Solution

14 Inside Essex News and Happenings From Around the Area

72 Turn Your Home into a Natural Oasis

17 Calendar of Events 19 Event Highlight—9th Annual Reindeer Run

74 Spa Owner Combines Love of Running with Helping Children

31 Event Highlight—Vernon Lights Festival

76 Coconut Conditioning 77 Floating Therapy—Massaging the Mind and Body

25 Catholic School Directory

78 New Year, New You—Fitness 81 Resource Directory

28 Local Gift Guide Shop and Local this Holiday Season

84 Restaurant Listings

38 Shop and Save Locally

92 Best of Essex Resource Directory

41 Best of Essex 2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners


70 New Name, New Office, New Associate

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Ethan and the Bean Opens in Little Falls

A Frighteningly Fun Fundraiser


than and the Bean held their Grand Opening last month on November 16, marking the opening of their first retail store. The ribbon cutting was attended by Little Falls Mayor James Damiano. Said Pam Donovan, founder of Ethan and the Bean, “This is a culmination of a dream to open a store with the mission of not only providing an inviting place to grab a cup of coffee in the morning or to meet up with friends after the morning rush, but to provide job training for valuable yet under recognized members of our community: young people with intellectual and/or developmental delays.” “Where Hope is Always Brewing” is more than just a tag line for Ethan and The Bean, a non-profit, New Jersey registered 501(c)(3). The goals of the organization and the new retail location are simple and from the heart. Says Ms. Donovan, “We want to train and employ a significant number of persons with intellectual or developmental delays, become an active member of the community, and change the way people see these special souls challenged by disabilities. We value and respect all who train with us and all who walk through our doors.”

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obert Calderone and Dr. Joseph Amorino hosted a Halloween party at their gothic hilltop home on Upper Mountain Avenue on October 26. Cowboys, witches, space men, Ninja Turtles, the Addams Family and more than 100 other costumed guests showed up to celebrate. The house is known for being distinctive and eerie, but kicks into over the top during the Halloween season. Dr. Amorino, a professor and artist, handcrafted the gargoyles and medieval specter that graced the front yard. Gikas Painting and Carpentry crafted the bloody circus tent where various entertainers including the renowned contortionist “The Amazing Amy” put on a magical performance. Christina Mihalis of Gikas had one of the night’s best costumes. She came as “The Eye.” The event raised more than $3,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

New Restaurant Opens at the Wilshire Grand Hotel


ssex County’s new neighborhood Bar & Grill features delicious cuisine in an awesome atmosphere! Located at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, the newly opened Grill350 encompasses a newly renovated rustic space featuring an elegant dining room and vintage bar. Offering creative home cooking, plenty of drink options, weekly events, and private parties, Grill350 is the place to be. Their cuisine consists of twists on classic American dining fare, weekly and daily specials, craft beers, whiskeys and burgers. Guests can enjoy lunch, dinner, a special bar menu, and Sunday brunch specials–along with happy hours, $5 wines, chef’s specials and NFL bar packages. Weekly events include a Kids’ Night, Ladies’ Night, and Taco Tuesday. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, come out for dinner and a drink while listening along to live music.

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Cedar Grove Mayor Hosts Light Show Fundraiser


he Vargo Christmas Light Show is back for the holiday season! Robbie Vargo, the Mayor of Cedar Grove, and his wife Chelsea, owner of Love Laugh Learn, decorate their home at 30 Patten Terrace in Cedar Grove with over 40,000 lights. Get into the spirit of the holidays by stopping by to see the display, which features new pixel lights that are capable of one million colors. In addition to the light show, the Vargo family asks that visitors also bring donations of new, unwrapped toys that will be donated to Toys 4 Tots. Over the years, they have collected over 10,000 toys to gift to children. This year’s light show will be unveiled on November 30 at 6:30pm, featuring Christmas carols from the Cedar Grove High School Choir and Joe Tencza. Through December, come bring your family to see the lights and drop off a toy or two!

Left to right: Megan Mannato (Interim Head of School, resident of Montclair), Elsie Bernauer, OP (Vicaress), Patrice Werner, OP (Prioress), Bishop Manuel A. Cruz, D.D., Fr. Marc Viccari, Eileen Ivory, OP (Councilor), Pat Tavis, OP (Councilor), Kaitltyn Tashjian (Director of Guidance and Campus Ministry)

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acordaire Academy began its Centennial year celebrating “A Century of Faith, Academics, and Character” on October 24, with a Mass said by The Most Reverend Bishop Manuel A. Cruz, D.D. of the Archdiocese of Newark. The Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Marc Viccari, was held on the front lawn of the Upper Montclair Academy with a crowd of 500, including over 40 Dominican Sisters, many of whom had taught or served as administrators at Lacordaire. Following the Mass, Megan Mannato, Interim Head of School and Nick De Toustain, Director of Development, led the rededication of Lacordaire’s administration building. During the re-dedication, the convent was renamed “James Hall” in honor of the James family, who have consistently provided support in the form of scholarships, donations, and volunteerism for over four decades.

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Open to the Public-Weekdays and Weekends!* Whether you are looking for a happening happy hour, grabbing a quick weeknight dinner, or are seeking a relaxing weekend dinner with friends and family, David Burke at Orange Lawn is the place for you. Why cook at home when you can enjoy the culinary delights of celebrity chef David Burke.

ORANGE LAWN *Ask about our Dining Club details when you reserve or pop in. Reserve on OpenTable or call 973-552-2280 Happy Hour Tuesday – Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner Tuesday – Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Sunday Brunch 10:00am – 2:00pm ORANGE LAWN TENNIS CLUB 305 N Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ 07079 Winter 2019 15

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Take a nighttime stroll through the Turtle Back Zoo to see more than 50 illuminated winter scenes and animal characters. Donations of non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, and new or gently used winter coats are appreciated and collected at the entrance. Some of the zoo’s vendors remain open for late-night snacks, including cocoa and cookies, and you can even grab a ride on the carousel (for a fee). Runs through Dec. 31. 5-9pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Calendar of Events WINTER 2019 Sunday, December 1 Christmas Walk Start the holiday season with the diverse charms of six exceptional local homes, two historic 19th century homes with hosts available to answer your questions. Pine boughs, ribbons, aromas of the season, distinctive collections, and unique décor of homes filled with pride and respect for the structures. Discounts for ticket-holders at local restaurants and gifts at local boutiques when you show your ticket to complete your day.Noon-4:30pm. Purchase tickets at or meeting place The American Legion James Caldwell Post #185, 303Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell. 973-226-5796.

Christmas Light Show and Christmas Village The spectacular Christmas Light Show & Village is back with more than two million dazzling lights in a variety of Christmas and and Winter Sculptures on a mile-long drive-through course. Featuring a new outdoor village, which is a must-see holiday attraction for your whole family. Santa’s Workshop; Outdoor Skating Rink; S’mores Fire Pit and Hot Cocoa Bar with all the fixin’s and lots of great food and drinks along with shopping. Open to the public on select dates and times. Skyland Stadium, 94 Champtionship Place, Augusta. Visit website for dates/times 973-383-7644

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Morristown Christmas Festival This family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving with Santa’s rooftop arrival and welcome ceremony. Family activities and entertainment on the historic Morristown Green, add to the dazzling “Lighting of the Green” ceremony with brilliant lights and wreaths adorning streetlights town-wide. Each weekend throughout December attendees can enjoy Santa visits and photos, holiday crafts, miniature train rides around the Green, gingerbread house and ornament making, music by local choirs and entertainers, storytelling, ice sculpting demonstrations and free treats. The Morristown Green, 10 N. Park Pl., Morristown. 973-455-1133.

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Working the Land: Life, Family, and Change The new interactive, permanent exhibit tells the story of the people who lived in New Jersey during the mid1800s. Using modern technology, the exhibit encourages the visitor to explore the different tools and strategies that helped the people of the time meet the challenges of working the land. Permanent exhibit. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. December classes are Basic EXCEL and Intro to WORD. Please call for dates and times. Fee applies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

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RISE INSTITUTE: Reaching Into Self-Empowerment Women’s Workshops that teach women skills and strategies to improve self-esteem, identify and connect with peers in a supportive environment, and reinforce self-empowerment. All workshops are led by trained facilitators. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

Toy Drive Verona Brownie Troop 20528 is sponsoring a toy drive for local kids in need this holiday season. Through December 13th new, unwrapped toys will be delivered to children in foster care, shelters and low income families in our community by Christmas. Drop off at the Learning Express, 643 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. For questions call 508-577-8983.”

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Christmas Decor Store Specials All Month Special Sales include 25% off Artificial Trees and select 3-D outdoor decorations; also included are lifesized figures at 20% off. Look for the ad in Suburban Essex for a 10% discount coupon on all Christmas merchandise. Tree skirts to tree toppers and everything in between, including a grand selection of ornaments; largest selection of indoor and outdoor lights to satisfy everyone’s desires; life-sized figures, crafts, pillows, nativity sets, Yankee candles and tabletop decor. Runs through Dec. 24. State Fair Seasons, 241 Main St., Belleville. 973-450-1070.

Career Services The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center will be hosting Apple Cidering, an hour long indoor demonstrations designed to engage, involve, and educate all ages. Take part in the fascinating, hands-on process of making apple cider by preparing and grinding the apples, turning the old-fashioned press, and collecting the cider. Watch as locally grown apples are pressed to make sweet cider right before your eyes. Sessions are offered at 12:30pm or 2:30pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. 973-635-6629.

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This ongoing program is a service of our vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the 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. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

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LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing family law program that provides clients with a confidential consultation by a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Fee applies. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information

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Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to the North Pole. Hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell. Runs through December 30. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plz, Whippany. 973-887-8177.


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Polar Express Magical Trip

Enter the park on Millburn Avenue by the Gazebo and follow the twinkling lights that will take you through a wonderland of handmade snowflakes, courtesy of local Boy Scout Troop 15. The trees along the path are wrapped in lights, the enormous polar bear is the perfect setting for family photos, and the bridge is adorned with hundreds of lights that reflect into the stream that runs along the Main Street section of the park. Runs through January 30. Taylor Park, Millburn Avenue, Millburn

Monday, December 2 Stretch Class Special Offer During the month of December, the Livingston location offers a 50-minute intro stretch on Mondays-Fridays for only $40. Stretch Lab, 184 S Livingston Avenue, Ste. 10, Livingston 973-738-2000 (continued on page 21)

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et some exercise and ring in the season at Trinity Academy’s Reindeer Run/Walk—a USATF-NJ New Balance 500 Point Grand Prix 5K Race. Goody bags and prizes will be awarded. In addition to the race, from 9:30am–1:30pm, families can enjoy fun winter festival activities at the school, including holiday shopping from local vendors, tasty treats, rides, reindeer games, and photos with Santa.


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Register online, or in person on Thursday, Thursday, December 5th from 12-7pm at Fleet Feet, 603 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ; or at the Trinity Academy Gymnasium on Friday, December 6th, 5-7pm and Saturday, December 7th 8-9:15am.

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Proceeds from the race will benefit Trinity Academy. Trinity offers small class sizes, a progressive and flexible Pre-K curriculum, a full-day Kindergarten program, Before and After Care, and much more. Students achieve honors, scholarships and acceptances to prestigious high schools and consistently score above the national average on the annual standardized Terra Nova tests. Trinity Academy is committed to fostering 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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Learn about traditional and non-traditional risk factors associated with coronary artery disease, and how to modify your risk and prevent heart disease. Also, learn about how heart disease affects different ethnic backgrounds, and particularly high-risk groups such as South Asians, the second-fasting growing ethnic group in America. Presented by Dr. Ali Ahmad, MD, FACC, Cardiology of the Summit Medical Group. 7pm.To register call 908-277-8889 or sign up online at Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston.

Students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. Also 9th & 16th.9:3010:45 am. To register: email education@vanvleck. org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 3. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Tuesday, December 3 Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

“Environmentally Friendly Floral Arrangements� Workshop When creating floral displays, some florists use materials that are not eco-friendly. Learn how to minimize the use of materials that pollute the environment in your own floral arrangements. Edith Villavicencio, owner and creative director of Glamurosa Floral Design in Maplewood, will demonstrate different techniques and suggest alternate materials you can use to create beautiful floral designs while minimizing the pollution imprint on our planet. Free and open to all. 7:30pm. Maplewood Garden Club, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood.

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Don Braden and his Big Band rock the theatre with lively jazz arrangements of works by Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. 7:30-9pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Matinee Monday The Lion King.

This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos! In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned. 11am-1pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Also Dec 4, 11am-1pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300.

The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 1pm. No RSVP needed. or 973-226-8636.

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With chorus, soloists and orchestra. Conducted by, Dr. Sandor Szabo. Sing along or just listen. Scores available to borrow at the event. 7:30pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Rd., Montclair.

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Princeton University Astrophysics Professor Jo Dunkley discusses broadly the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, to today and beyond. Registration required. No fee. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224.

Restorative Yoga Class Join Patti Safian, MS LAc, seasoned yoga teacher RT 500, for a restorative and deeply nourishing practice. Bring your willingness to have compassion, care and curiosity about your healing. Weekly class on Tuesdays. 7pm8:15pm. NJ Fertility Acupuncture The Wellness Place, 70 Park St., Suite 208, Montclair. Call 973-233-1195.

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Relax and wind down during midweek Happy Hour at the newest spot in town! Free live entertainment by amazingly talented, local acoustic artist Julia Kirk. Internationally acclaimed Chef David Burke has introduced a new, casual, moderately priced Small Bites/Big Bites menu from 4-7pm. Delectable drinks and dishes are a very reasonable $8 each in the lounge. Open to the public year-round. David Burke Orange Lawn, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N Ridgewood Rd, SouthOrange, NJ 07079 (973) 552-2280

Tree Holiday Lighting Celebration This celebration will feature music, free pictures with Santa including a special holiday gift, a bouncy house, a synthetic ice skating rink, a trackless train, numerous carnival games, children’s characters and Victorian carolers. This is a free family-friendly event open to the public. 4-8pm. Lighting and concert begin at 6pm. Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, 232 Market St., Newark. 973622-2002.

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Fireside Meditation Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of the Van Vleck house. All levels welcome. Also 11th & 16th. 7–9pm. To register: online at, email education@ or call 973-744-4752 ext. 3. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

This tale speaks to every generation and to people of all beliefs, and joyously celebrates the priceless value of good will and generosity of spirit toward our fellow “voyagers.” This version uses a small ensemble of actors to bring an abundance of animate and inanimate characters to life, as the despicable Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Runs through Dec. 29. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

Weekday House Tours The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Guided tours Wednesdays 1pm. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair, 973-7441796.


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A fun evening that begins with period libations in the historic hearth kitchen and continues with a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. See the period holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair as Executive Director Jane Eliasof leads a special candlelight tour that tell the history of our holidays past from the 1700s to the 20th century. Spoiler alert: May not be appropriate for young children! Also Dec.17. 7-8:30pm. 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. Register online at

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn” Screening of the documentary film “Maiden”. In 1989 Tracy Edwards and her all-female crew participated in the Whitbread Round the World Race, a virtually all-male sport challenge the open ocean, and a sea of presumptions, to prove that women can sail—and take their lives in their hands—just as crazily as men. Not only is it an epic tale about women waging war against Mother Nature, two members of the team videotaped the entire trip. Lunch, 12:30pm program, 1pm. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by Wed afternoon before 3 pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Bruce At 70, New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, aka “The Boss,” remains atop the music world. Powered by the state’s premier rockers, and another Jersey Shore staple, Brian Kirk & The Jirks, the evening will feature special guests and timeless hits like “Thunder Road,” “I’m On Fire” and “Because The Night,” among others. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair.

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Catholic School Directory Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair | 973-744-1156 x12 Contact: Saydi Callahan Keefe, Director of Admissions Email: Age Groups: Pre-K– Grade 8 (co-ed); Upper School: Grades 9-12 (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 five years in a row. Lacordaire Academy is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, NJ.

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Mount St. Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell | 973-226-0660 | Contact: Ms. Jenny Whitmore ‘06 Email: Age Groups: Ages 14–18 Mount St. 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 expectation that they will use them to make the world a better place.

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Saint Cassian School 190 Lorraine Ave, Montclair 973-746-1636 Contact: Maria Llanes, Principal Email: Age Groups: PreK- 8th grade As a 2016 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award, St. Cassian School has a strong track record of academic excellence by integrating technology, STREAM, the performing arts and sports throughout its curricula and after-school offerings. Their unique and comprehensive education, taught by highly qualified teachers, prepare students not only to meet the challenges of the 21st century, but also become its leaders and champions of Catholic-Christian values.

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Trinity Academy 235 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell | 973-226-3386 | Contact: Ms. Linda Payonzeck, Principal Email: Age Groups: PreK3 & PreK4, Full Day Transitional Kindergarten, Full Day Kindergarten, Grade 1-5 (Elementary) & Grade 6-8 (Middle School) 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 and Before & 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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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.

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Extremely soft and gently flavored Borsari Panettone cake with Recioto Soave DOCG Wine (hand wrapped) is a real specialty among panettones! No other candied fruit are found in this panettone so that you may enjoy the full effect. A delicacy out of the ordinary! Order on-line and pick up in East Hanover or call us.

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Friday, December 6 Largest New Jersey Photography Event For beginners to professionals, the event features 50+ brand vendors, fabulous camera and accessory pricing, more than 40 free photography workshops, raffles and giveaways. Participants can register for a 3-day floor pass. Also December 7, 10am6pm; December 8, 10am-5pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Highway 46, West, Fairfield. 973377-2007.

Amy Brabson’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” Cabaret A musical journey through life’s transitions big and small, combining storytelling, poetry, and song to reflect on the inevitable changes in our lives and the self discovery that often follows. The loss of a parent, the demolition of a house, and the discovery of political passions all inspire reflection, music, and ultimately, hope. Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. Sundays, 3pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call for tickets 866-811-4111.

Annual Book Sale A wide array of used adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books and DVD’s. All items are donations and proceeds will be used to support the Verona Library’s children’s, teen and adult programs. Noon-4:30pm, Dec. 7 from 10am-4:30pm, and $5-a-bag sale Dec. 8 from 2-4:30pm. Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St., Verona. 973-857-4848.

The Dome Lounge Dance Parties The lounge offers a full bar and cocktail service to your table with a quality selection. 8pm-1am. Classic late-night comfort food and some upscale twists with premium ingredients and five-star restaurant flair. Vegetarian options available. Plus a full desert menu for those who prefer to drop-in after dinner. 5-10pm. Dome Lounge at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360.

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Crafts for the kids, holiday tattoos, live DJ & photo booth, live wooden soldiers, light-up winter & christmas themed giveaways, Santa’s firetruck rides around the parking lot with santa’s helper, listen to the CGHS choir as they sing your favorite holiday carols, enjoy refreshments; munchkins, zeppoles & Jrs hot dog truck, hot chocolate sponsored and served by Unico, and of course come meet Santa Clause! 6pm. Municipal Building, 525 Pompton Ave., Center Fire Co.

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ernon will shine even brighter this winter season with the Vernon Lights Festival. The new attraction opens November 29th and is billed among the largest Lantern Arts Festivals in North America. A Hello Panda Festivals production, the Vernon lights festival is the largest of its kind in New Jersey, and features a walk-through wonderland experience, showcasing authentic Chinese lanterns and multisensory exhibits. Lights, food, interactive and modern displays and music will support an international framework for arts and exciting cultural experiences for children of all ages, families, and attendees. The attraction is teeming with huge handcrafted lantern exhibits, taking a page from the fine art of Chinese lanterns making with magical displays of light and color, all handcrafted and constructed by world-class artisans. Vernon Lights Festival is the first of many events and initiatives with focus on cultural diversity, the community and the arts.




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The opening night will have a ceremony and lighting at 7pm. Enjoy performance by Starliners Dance Team. The children can ride a trackless train, play games and take pictures with Character personnel. 5:3010pm. The display runs through December 31. Memorial Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston

From ancient times to the present, a historical examination of black African history. 10:30am. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224.

During the month of December, the Livingston location offers a 50-minute intro stretch on Saturdays and Sundays for only $49. Stretch Lab, 184 S Livingston Avenue, Ste. 10, Livingston. 973-738-2000.


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Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites, new classics and the annual Audience Carol Sing-Along! 7:30pm. Christ Church in Short Hills, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. Tickets available at and at the door.

Gingerbread House Making Workshop All gingerbread projects must be completed by 1pm to be considered for the contest. Some materials will be provided, however, you are encouraged to bring your own items. This is the last day to register for the contest. Advance registration is required; call 973-228-8776. Free if entering home in Sustainable Homes & Habitats Gingerbread Contest or $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child; $12 per adult. 11am-1pm. Gingerbread Homes will be on display from Dec. 11-Saturday, Dec. 21. Essex County Environmental, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Create your own “flat” gingerbread house with graham crackers and other treats! Some festive stories will also be read. For children age 3 and up with an adult. 10a;30am. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-26-5441.

House Tours Take a tour at one or both historic houses! The Crane House and Historic YWCA (110 Orange Road) The Shultz House (Evergreens) (30 N Mountain Ave). View holiday decorations at both houses. During the Essex County Holiday House Tour on December 7th and 8th, the Crane House & Historic YWCA and the Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours. On December 15th, both historic houses will be open for the public to view once again. From 1 to 4 pm on all three days.

Free ACT Practice Tests Administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell. Test will take place in the library. To RSVP, please email and provide the student’s name, school and grade in fall, and the best phone number to be reached. 10:30am. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. 973-2268636.

27th Annual Holiday Art & Craft Show

Local artists and artisans will be selling handmade jewelry, quilts, ceramics, raku, textiles, artwork, bodycare products and more. The show will benefit City Green ( Also December 8, 10am-4:30pm. Free. 325 Grove St., Clifton. Call Margy Schilling at 973-783-3183 for info. and directions.

23rd Annual Verona Fair in the Square The festival celebrates the 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. oon-5pm. Township of Verona, 600 Bloomfied Ave., Verona.

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This year all activities take place from Washington Elementary School. 298 Main St., W.O. Breakfast and pictures with Santa 9am-12pm. Holiday arts & craft show 10am-4pm. Guided trolley rides 10am4pm. (Last Ride 3:30) Joe Fagan Eagle Rock Tour 1 am-4 pm.(Last Ride 3:30) Pictures with Santa. 8am-7pm. Tree Lighting, Township Hall 66 Main St., West Orange. 973-325-4150.

Cookies with Santa Bring your pets and come join Essex County 4-H for a family picture with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies galore. 1:30-3pm. Fee: $12 per family. Essex County Environmental, Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Craft Show46th Annual All crafts are handmade including jewelry, wreaths, ornaments, and wood items. There is a raffle and food for purchase. 10am-4pm. Holy Family Church, 35 Orchard Rd., Florham Park. 973-3771817.

Santa at Van Vleck Children will have the opportunity to write and mail letters to Santa and create holiday crafts. Advanced tickets required. Sensory Santa session, December 8th, 11:30am–12:30pm. To register: online at Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

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Holiday Choral Concert

This December, Harmonium Choral Society present, “Words Matter,” featuring two world premiers: “In the Beginning was the Word,” a new commission from Sarah Rimkus, and “The Children of All Others,” by composer-in-residence Mark Miller, as well other delightful and meaningful compositions. 7pm. Also Dec. 8, 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. 973-538-6969.

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The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band Voyage has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the best Journey tribute band in the world, performing their music with chilling accuracy! Singer Hugo, is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry, both visually and vocally. 8pm. The Welmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-7839500.

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Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez 2 & 7:30-9pm also December 13, 7:30-9pm. The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit. 908-273-2192.

Join Santa for a morning of holiday fun! Breakfast includes bagels, muffins, donuts & coffee tea juice. Craft stations, a small gift for each child and door prizes. $10 per person. Seating 1, 8:30am. Seating 2, 10am. Cedar Grove High School Cafeteria, 90 Rugby Rd., Cedar Grove. Purchase tickets at

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Get in the spirit of the Christmas season with favorite songs and carols at “Merry & Bright,” a contemporary Christian concert featuring Sandi Joy & Friends at Community Refreshments will follow the 90-minute concert. Children under 5 are free. 7:30pm. Congregational Church, Short Hills, 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills

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As great as his literary reputation remains today, Charles Dickens suffers from such an incomplete portrait in the minds of his readers. Professor Engel rescues him by enthusiastically tracing his astonishing life and writing career. Using biography, analysis, and large doses of humor, Dr. Engel reveals an author far more fascinating than the immortal characters he created in his novels. Free. 2pm. Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-992-4600.

Thank You for Voting for Us! BEST JEWELRY Holiday Ceramic Sale Shop decorative and functional stoneware made by The Yard School of Art’s students and teachers. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list! Noon-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair.

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Hollywood’s Fight Against Post WWII Anti-Semitism Join Professor Art Simon of Montclair State University as he demonstrates how films were used to fight Anti-Semitism following WWII. What lessons can we learn from this, today? This presentation on the American Jewish Experience is part of the Culture and Learning Center. 7pm. Admission $10. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160. Register at

Monday, December 9 Join our celebration of global holidays in a day of learning and sharing. Learn about holidays from around the world and share your favorite holiday traditions--bring a holiday dish or recipe for everyone to try! Noon5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, Essex County. 973596-6550.

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Return Of The Three Holiday Tenors, David Wroe Conductor, Holiday Choruses, and New Jersey Festival Orchestra. 7-0pm. Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Lancaster Rd., Madison. 973-4083000. Visit www.njfestivalorchestra. org for tickets.

Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a joyful morning filled with lots of fun and exciting activities and entertainment. Tickets are sold per family $40 per family. Tickets will Include: breakfast buffet, raffle tickets, pictures with Santa, kids activities, gift from Santa, welcoming mimosa for parents & special guest. 10am1pm. Gloria’s Bar and Grill, 36 Broad St., Bloomfield. For tickets call 973619-3830.

Victorian Tea and Concert Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea cakes and cookies beautifully presented in the period living room. After tea, Oakeside’s artist-in-residence, Corinna Sowers Adler, will present “Winter Song” in the solarium. This promises to be a most enjoyable afternoon. 1pm.Oakeside, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. Call to reserve your space. 973-429-0960.

Winter Festival Concert The program includes a wide variety of classical, popular, and seasonal music. Performers include the FDU Band, the FDU Chorus, the FDU Chamber Choir, and members of the music faculty. 7:30pm. Fairleigh Dickenson University, Dreyfuss Theater on the FDU Campus, at 285 Madison Ave., Madison.

Tuesday, December 10 Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor. 6:30-8:30pm. Dec 11, 11am- 1pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm. Unique Photo® Superstore, 123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield. 800-6310300.

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CREATEabilities Class Explore artistic materials, make friends, and enjoy being creative together in this inclusive program for children of all strengths and abilities. Activities include sensory exploration, art-making, creative movement, story time, and gallery tours. Led by an art educator and occupational therapist, this new program is designed for early learners, but all ages are welcome. 2nd Wednesday of the month. 9:30-11:30am. Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Gauguin in Tahiti Screening This film traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums. 7:30-9pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Shopping Madness Jewelry, personalized clothing, Judaica, assorted apparel, Hanukkah and teacher gifts. All proceeds will support JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Center’s outdoor classroom. Also December 12, 8am-3pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Reserve your space for a Pure Barre class where participants will be guided through a series of low-impact, high intensity movements that are designed to strengthen and tone your body. This class is followed by a group stretch. 6-8pm. Stretch Lab, 184 S Livingston Avenue, Ste. 10, Livingston. 973-738-2000. local.

Art in the Afternoon Learn about art through tours, conversation, and related art projects. This studio-based program is designed for older adults. Refreshments served. All levels of experience welcome. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 2-3:30pm. Advance online RSVP requested at Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair.

Relax and wind down during midweek Happy Hour at the newest spot in town! Free live entertainment by amazingly talented, local acoustic artist Laura Bowman. Internationally acclaimed Chef David Burke has introduced a new, casual, moderately priced Small Bites/Big Bites menu from 4-7 p.m. Delectable drinks and dishes are a very reasonable $8 each in the lounge. Open to the public year-round. David Burke Orange Lawn, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N Ridgewood Rd, SouthOrange, NJ 07079 (973) 5522280 (continued on page 39)

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Synergismus is the premier violin-cello duo of Northern New Jersey. Its members, Millie and Randy Calistri-Yeh, have been playing together for 30 years in New York and New Jersey. 1pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston.

Lewis Black: The Joke’s On US Tour Lewis Black award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Hands-on STEAM-powered explorations throughout the gardens and greenhouse at the Urban Environmental Center. Children and caregivers experiment, discover, create and play with nature as inspiration. Noon-1:30pm. Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince St., Newark.

Cocoa & Carols for Kids Enjoy cocoa and cookies as members of The Performing Arts Project of Roseland perform holiday tunes 12:30-1pm. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at or 973-226-8636. (continued on page 62)

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In honor of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra takes a look at Beethoven’s genius. Listen to and learn just what makes this symphony so great. Tickets available at the door. Free under 12 accompanied by adult. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. 973-980-1809.

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175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 4C/D, West Caldwell 973-852-3346 Silver: Karolina Dehnhard Norris McLaughlin Bronze: Lynne Strober Mandelbaum Salsburg – Roseland

601 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove


Voted Best Accountant in Essex County

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Resolution, not litigation, is the goal. LAWYER (ELDER LAW - INDIVIDUAL) Eric Goldberg Mandelbaum Salsburg 3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105, Roseland 973-736-4600 Silver: Yale S. Hauptman Hauptman & Hauptman, PC – Livingston Bronze: Shana Siegel — Norris McLaughlin

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• Over 30 years experience. • Specializing in marital dissolution. • Providing quality work at affordable prices.

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Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation, Mediation Services 549A Pompton Avenue, Suite 119, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


FINE RESIDENTIAL PAINTING “Established in 1965. I believe that preparation is the most important aspect of any painting project. This expertise ensures a professional, precise result that will last.”


Thank you for voting for us!

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LAW FIRM Specializing in: Interior Painting • Plastering Wood Finishes • Home Restoration Wall Covering • Color Consultation

This “Doctor” makes House Calls

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Cipriano Law Offices, PC 175 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 4C/D, West Caldwell 973-852-3346 |


Silver: Mandelbaum Salsburg – Roseland Bronze: Conti-Bediner & DeMarco, LLC – Livingston

46 East Northfield Rd, Livingston


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NEW RESTAURANT Admit U Consulting 3 Royal Avenue, Suite 2, Livingston 973-731-1947 Silver: Genius Gems – Millburn Bronze: Mathnasium of Montclair

David Burke Orange Lawn 305 N Ridgewood Road, South Orange 973-552-2280 |



Silver: Nicholas Anthony’s Family Kitchen – West Orange Bronze: Sayola Restaurant – Montclair


Joseph’s Limousine Service 397 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-535-6420 | Silver: NJ LimoBus & Limousine – Fairfield Bronze: Claudia’s Limo Service – West Orange

LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa 355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-0072 |

Sacks Orthodontics

Silver: The Woodhouse Day Spa – Montclair Bronze: Dieci Lifestyle Spa – Livingston

41 N. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-251-2265 |


Silver: Montclair Orthodontics – Upper Montclair Bronze: Papasikos Orthodontics – Montclair

OTHER ETHNIC RESTAURANT Zeugma Mediterranean Grill 44 S Park Street, Montclair 973-744-0074 | Silver: Fat Fish Taco – Caldwell Bronze: THAVMA Mediterranean Grill – Livingston

Empyrean Massage & Bodywork 96 Pompton Ave., Suite 201, Verona 973-452-2138 | Silver: Healing Treatments Massage Studio – Verona Bronze: The Chiropractic Source – Cedar Grove


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234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 Silver: Highlawn Pavilion – West Orange Bronze: Cloverleaf Tavern – Caldwell

Dial Environmental 119 Harrison Avenue, Roseland | 973-245-9749 Silver: Advantage Termite & Pest Control, Inc. – West Orange Bronze: Eastern Pest Services – Fairfield



Gikas Painting 100 Midland Ave, Montclair | 973-835-7775 | Silver: Wilber’s Painting – Maplewood Bronze: Alberto Del Priore Painting – East Orange

MBX 1 Bellevue Plaza, Suite 6, Montclair | 973-440-8430 | Silver: Fitness 121 – Roseland Bronze: Synergy Fitness – Fairfield

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Brookdale Pet Center 1054 N. Broad St, Bloomfield 973-893-0990 | Silver: Bully Zone Pet Supplies & Grooming – Newark Bronze: L&B Healthy Pet Markets – Montclair

K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel 275 Bloomfield Ave., Fairfield 973-756-3815 |

MadKat Pilates 855 Bloomfield Ave # 301, Glen Ridge 973-707-7695 |


Silver: The Pilates Link – Montclair Bronze: Longevity Pilates – Verona

Silver: Pups@Play – Livingston Bronze: Doggie Chalet – Montclair


LightPort Physical Therapy & Spa Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

355 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-228-0072 | Silver: JAG-ONE Physical Therapy – West Orange Bronze: Iron Physical Therapy – Caldwell

234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 | Silver: Frank Anthony’s – Verona Bronze: Star Tavern – Orange

PHOTOGRAPHER Celestina Ando Photography 7 Park Street, Suite 202, Montclair 201-381-0180

What About The Pets? Roseland 973-803-3580 |

Silver: Jan Press PhotoMedia – Livingston Bronze: Photography by Orlando – Verona

Silver: Dogue Grooming & Pet Boutique – Caldwell Bronze: The Catnip Gypsy – Verona


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Thank You for Voting Us as the Best Senior Living!


A Five-Star Facility, the highest rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, with a very high staff to resident ratio.

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Metric Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 320 Grove Ave, Cedar Grove | 973-857-1535 | Silver: Russo Bros. & Co. – East Hanover Bronze: Don Dowling Plumbing – Caldwell

PODIATRIST Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists 886 Pompton Avenue, Suite A-1, Cedar Grove 973-857-1184 Silver: Foot Health Center, LLC – West Orange Bronze: Dr. Jessica MerkerLevy of APRC – Short Hills


The Manor 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange | 973-731-2360 Silver: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill – Fairfield Bronze: Fascino – Montclair (continued on page 56)

Assisted Living Residence, Long Term Care & Sub-Acute Care

973-743-0792 250 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties Lacordaire Academy 155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 |

Fascino 331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-0350 | Silver: Divina Ristorante – Caldwell Bronze: Mezza Mediterranean – Livingston

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Silver: St. Thomas the Apostle School – Bloomfield Bronze: Saint Catherine of Siena School – Cedar Grove

333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 304, Caldwell 973-226-0333 | Silver: Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Inc. – Caldwell Bronze: Lattimer Realty – Caldwell

Thank You for Voting Us BEST VETERINARIAN–6 Years in a Row!

We’re a full service community veterinary hospital with two convenient locations. In each of our hospitals, you’ll find our caring and dedicated staff responsive to your pet’s every need. From routine wellness check-ups that ensure your pet’s good health to advanced procedures, such as laser surgery that minimizes discomfort and shortens recovery time, we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your pet in all that we do.



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Saturday and Evening Hours On-Site Parking Boarding Facilities Breed Consultation Available Cat Condos

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

We are passionate about animal rescue and partner with 3 excellent local rescue groups: • Angels of Animals, Inc. • Good Karma Dog Rescue • Rescue Haven Foundation

Dr. Scriffignano and his rescued daughter Bella

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LuNello 182 Stevens Avenue, Cedar Grove | 973-837-1660 | Silver: The Hills Tavern – Millburn Bronze: DeNovo European Pub – Montclair


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Highlawn Pavilion 1 Crest Drive, West Orange | 973-731-3463 | Silver: Fascino – Montclair Bronze: Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood

for Voting Us Best Art & Framing 11 Years in a Row!

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You Provide the Talent — We Supply the Tools!

Bay Roofing 323 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield | 973-882-8435 | Silver: American Roofing and Siding – Belleville Bronze: RK Roofing, Inc – Caldwell

Essex Green Shopping Plaza 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

973-669-0995 Visit our website for more information and online sales:

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The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Road, Ste 510, West Orange 973-736-5907 | Silver: Radiance Medical Spa at the LoVerme Center – Verona Bronze: TIE - Montclair Rejuvenation Center – Verona & The Spa at Mecca – Fairfield

The Woodhouse Day Spa


Limitless Performance and Therapy 1376 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-475-5530 | Silver: Corefire – Upper Montclair Bronze: Brazen Athletics – Fairfield


56 South Park Street, Montclair | 973-509-8488 Silver: Dieci Lifestyle Spa – Livingston Bronze: A Touch of Wellbeing – Caldwell


Job Haines Home

Caldwell Market Place

250 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield 973-743-0792 | Silver: Daughters of Israel – West Orange Bronze: Visiting Angels – Caldwell

5 Park Ave, Caldwell 862-702-3328 | Silver: Freeman’s Fish Market – Maplewood Bronze: Mastriano’s Quality Market – Bloomfield

SPECIALTY STORE Unique Photo 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield 973-377-5555 Silver: The Game Room Store – Fairfield Bronze: Camp Stuff 4 Less – Livingston

SKN 408 Bloomfield Ave., E1, Montclair 862-213-3622 | Silver: Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar – Livingston Bronze: Waxing the City – Montclair


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Pelican Ski Shop 2980 Route 10, Morris Plains | 973-267-0964 | Silver: LeeZar Sporting Goods – Caldwell Bronze: Fleet Feet – Montclair


RHGDESIGN.COM | 973 707.2081 | ig:@rhgdesign

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Rare the Steak House

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A Safe, Relaxing Environment with Trained Medical Professionals.

440 Main Street, Little Falls | 973-256-6699 | Silver: Assado Portuguese Steakhouse – Livingston Bronze: Prime 94 Steakhouse & Grill – Fairfield


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For more information or to schedule a private tour call 973-400-3307 or visit

The Game Room Store 461 US-46, Fairfield | 973-993-6247 | Silver: East Side Mags – Montclair Bronze: Jerry’s Artist Outlet – West Orange (continued on page 60)

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Verona Animal Hospital 17 Grove Ave, Verona | 973-239-1881 Silver: All Creatures Great and Small – Fairfield Bronze: Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell


Amanti Vino 30 Church St, Montclair | 973-509-9463 Silver: Wine Legend – Livingston Bronze: Angelbeck’s Wine – Upper Montclair


B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique 176 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland 973-226-8800 | Silver: Nouvelle – Upper Montclair Bronze: That Little Black Dress – Montclair


Bel0 Cryotherapy South Livingston Ave., Livingston 973-558-2050 | Silver: Transformative Healing – Verona Bronze: Beyond Cryotherapy – Caldwell

92A Centre Street, Nutley | 973-667-3452 Silver: Piazza Della Sole – Upper Montclair Bronze: Cotton & Jewels – Livingston

Complete Interior Decorating Service VOTED BEST INTERIOR DESIGN Suburban Essex

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Silver: Zura – Montclair Bronze: Indigo Yoga – West Caldwell

Silver Winner — for Best Optician —

Dear Friends Thank You So Much For Voting For US From 2010 through 2019 BESt OF ESSEX winners.

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575 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 973-744-7873 |

Susan Valenza Optician

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Dr. Eric Sacks Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist Top 1% Invisalign Doctor in the Nation Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics– Rutgers University We incorporate advanced technology, personalized care and high-quality orthodontics to give you a healthy, great looking smile!


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“A Christmas Carol” A one person reading of a new adaptation of the classic short novel by Charles Dickens. This reading will be for the benefit of The Wyoming Club and there is a suggested donation. A recommended age for audience members is 8+ years. Also December 14, at 7pm. The Wyoming Club, 60 Linden St.,, Millburn. 917-6583679.


Divorce is rarely easy. You want a lawyer with experience in complex cases who can guide you and your family to the next chapter. Eric S. Solotoff Co-Chair – Family Law 973.994.7501 Certified by the NJ Supreme Court Matrimonial Law Attorney

Sandra C. Fava Partner | 973.994.7564

Handling family law matters throughout New Jersey MOR R I S TO W N | P R IN C E T O N | AT L A N T IC C I TY


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Holiday Train Exhibit

Sunday, December 15 Christmas Pageant Event Enjoy a uniquely different Christmas Pageant during the 10am worship service. All are welcome. A fun time for kids and adults alike. Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould St., Verona. 973-239-2850.

21st Annual Pipes of Christmas Concert

A Roseland holiday favorite - Mr. Conductor’s elaborate working train exhibit returns to the community room starting through December 31, during select days and times. The Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Ave., Roseland. RSVP at or 973-226-8636.

Holiday Sip & Shop Tickets are $5 which include, a shopping bag, a complimentary glass of wine and desserts, along with hourly raffles while the vendors showcase their products. 1-5pm. Platinum Art, 463 Valley St., Maplewood. Visit www. for list of vendors.

Camuso Family Holiday Display Event Children can enjoy an evening of crafts. The evening will also feature Clydesdale horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, and a visit from Santa. The Historic Force Home will host an open house featuring their Colonial Christmas Tour. 5:30-10pm. The display runs through December 31. Memorial Oval, Robert Harp Drive, Livingston

Tea with Mrs. Claus Guests will enjoy a story, tea and finger sandwiches, cookies and more with Mrs. Claus. The event will include arts and crafts and each child will receive a framed picture with Mrs. Claus. The event is age-appropriate for children ages 2 through 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11am. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave.,Bloomfield. Call to reserve your space. 973-429-0960.

The Pipes of Christmas offers a spiritual and traditional take on the season that connects concertgoers to the holiday in a fresh, meaningful way. The show features tunes such as, “Highland Cathedral,” “Joy to the World,” and “Amazing Grace,” all performed live on pipes, drums; harp; fiddle; organ; brass and more. The concert presents the music of Christmas accompanied by readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. 2 and 7pm. Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St., Summit.

Holiday Concert Performance Of Handel’s “Messiah” Festival Choir with Organ and Orchestra. Conductor: Mr. George Mathew. Organist: Dr. Andrew Moore Choirmaster and Organist. Wine and cheese reception to follow. 4pm. Christ Church in Short Hills, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. 973-3792898.

Holiday House Tours See the period holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Historic holiday décor adorn the Shultz House (Evergreens), a time capsule that takes you back to life in the early 20th century Montclair. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., are on the hour, last tour at 3pm. Tours of the Shultz House, 30 N. Mountain Ave., are on the half hour, last tour 3:30pm. From 1-4pm. 30 North Mountain Ave., and 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. (continued on page 64)

A Camera Q&A with UNIQUE PHOTO! By Jackie Schatell, Photo by Dan Epstein


ameras are not only becoming smarter and more compact–they also make a perfect holiday gift, according to Unique Photo’s President Alexander Sweetwood. Here, Sweetwood shares what is new in the world of cameras and some ideas for holiday shopping.

What’s new in the camera world? Recently we’ve seen a large expansion of the mirrorless camera market with many manufacturers introducing their own take on the mirrorless camera system. Mirrorless cameras, as compared to DSLRs, use the camera’s sensor to relay the image through an electronic viewfinder. Without the need to fit mirrors into their design, mirrorless cameras allow a lighter, more compact camera without sacrificing image quality.

even onto a subject’s eye, with extreme accuracy even if the subject is in motion. This is valuable as it frees photographers up from having to worry whether or not their picture is in focus. Another great feature is the ability to send photos and HD videos to one’s phone, allowing us to share our photographs and videos with the world in higher quality–almost instantly.

Are there any new camera gadgets? Being able to back up your work using on-the-go accessories like the Gnarbox 2.0 lets you store your images from your memory card without the need of a computer. Since it utilizes your cell phone, there’s no need to lug a computer. This lightens the photographer’s load considerably.

Are there any cool new features on cameras these days?

What new types of cameras should people know about?

One great new camera feature is the updated autofocusing system, which lets the camera lock onto a face, and

Fujifilm has created a 100 Megapixel camera called the Fujifilm GFX 100, Winter 2019

which is an amazing feat. Now, you can print photographs larger than life and still see the many details inside. In addition, bridge cameras, which fall between point and shoot and DSLRs, like the Sony RX100 series or the Lumix LX100 II, aren’t acknowledged enough. They are extremely portable, but they have a larger sensor and better lenses than cell phones have, so they can take even more beautiful photographs. They also work better in low light conditions.

What cameras will be popular gifts for the holidays, and why? There are a few! The newly announced Nikon Z50, Canon EOS M6 II, and the Sony A6100 will surely be promising gifts for the holidays. They are extremely compact and will preserve many of our customer’s memories.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Music Lovers Coffeehouse Concert In-house talent, led by Jim Hargrove, Marsha Schreier and Seth Saltzman, will perform hits of Sondheim, Weill, Bernstein, Dorothy Fields and a closing number from The Rothschilds. Enjoy good music, wine and cheese, rugelach and of course coffee. Free. 3pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160. Register at

Monday, December 16 From Saint to Santa Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy was captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. In this encore broadcast, Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. This is a encore broadcast that was filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre. 2-4:40pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Gingerbread Houses • ‘Jolly Old St. Nick’ & Holiday Shopping

Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art will present this illustrated lecture. Through centuries of art, much now in East Coast museums, explore the life of a minor Christian bishop in the Roman Empire, operating in the south of modern-day Turkey, who became one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. Then in American artwork, see how he changes again—into America’s Santa Claus—part of America’s creation of the Christmas season and its trappings during the 19th century. 7pm. Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr, Livingston. Register at

A fun holiday event featuring a display of inventive gingerbread houses made by kids, adults and professional bakers, a chance to meet Old St. Nick and to shop for gifts. 1-4pm. Durand Hedden House & Garden Association, 523 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood.

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Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs, as well as how to analyze color temperature of light and its effects on your photographs. Students will spend the remainder of the class shooting and practicing everything they’ve learned. 11am-1pm and 6:30-8:30pm. Unique Photo® Superstore ,123 US Hwy 46 West, Fairfield. 973-377-2007.

Wednesday, December 18 Concert in the Cafe: Spin Around Hanukkah Concert Dance, sing, grab dinner at the Café at the J with Bobby Beetcut and his great sound. Lots of latkes and loads of Hanukkah spirit. 6pm. JCC MetroWest, Cafe at the J, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-530-3430.

Making Holiday Spirits And Homes Bright!


6 Years in a Row!

Holiday Party Specials & Trips to Rockefeller Center—All Holiday Season!

Understanding Your Camera III: Composition and Shooting

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Joseph’s Limousine Service People Movers Since 1990


Tuesday, December 17

Fall & Winter Specials Now Available to All Wineries

Experience the magic of the holidays with some help from Christmas Decor!

Contact Us for Details

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Thank You for Voting for Us! VOTED BEST GIFT SHOP

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All Products Handmade by Local Artists, Artisans & Makers The Eclectic Chic Boutique is a collective of over 30 artists from New Jersey and beyond. Our goal is to connect the wonderful and unique items our artists create, to the people who will truly appreciate them. We are more than consignment. For artists, we provide mentoring to aid them with building their brand, expand their reach, and helping them grow.

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Join Us for Upcoming Craft Classes, Workshops & Special Events FRI, DEC 6 7:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments Workshop _______ SAT, DEC 7 2:00 PM Mommy & Me: Holiday Ornament Making Workshop


We welcome well-behaved children, pets & service animals.

SUN, DEC 8 2:00 PM Mommy & Me: Play Dough Making Workshop _______ SAT, DEC 14 2:00 PM Weekend Workshops: Make a Mosaic Ornament

SUN, DEC 15 2:00 PM Upcycle Silk Screening _______

SAT, DEC 21 2:00 PM Story Time with Mrs. Claus _______

THU, DEC 19 7:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments Workshop

SAT, DEC 21 4:00 PM DIY Holiday Chocolate Lollipop Workshop


Personalized shopping assistance is available to those who request it

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm • Closed Monday

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Thursday, December 19

Friday, December 20

Monday, December 23

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn”

Handel Messiah Performance

Row House Special Offer

Cantors’ Concert. Listen to the beautiful voices of Cantor Wallach and her esteemed colleague Cantor Riki Lippitz, of Oheb Shalom, as they present songs for the Chanukah season. The Cantors will have you humming along with their presentation of Chanukah tunes and other melodies both new and familiar. They also weave an entertaining narrative to accompany their beautiful voices. Lunch; 12:30pm Program, 1pm. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order by Wed afternoon before 3 pm. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Performed by The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra. Begin a life-long tradition — give your family the gift of Handel’s beloved Messiah. 8pm. Dorothy Young Performing Arts Center, Drew University, Madison.

Hanukkah Concert and Celebration Enjoy a lively concert and celebrate Hanukkah with JCC members and friends. Klezmerfest celebrates the great tradition of Yiddish instrumental music—from the shtetls of the old country to the contemporary sounds of today’s Lower East Side revival. Dessert reception following program. Limited seating—advance registration strongly encouraged. 12:30pm. JCC MetroWest, Maurice Levin Theater, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 97-53-3474.

Saturday, December 21 Staged Reading of “A Christmas Carol” The whole family will enjoy a staged reading of Charles Dickens classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” featuring Broadway actors David & Britt Cryer and Thea White as well as such community leaders as John Pascal, Michael Mandzik and Bob Markman. 2pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-26-5441.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus Local character actress, Nola, will be portraying Mrs. Claus. We will have milk & cookies while Mrs. Claus reads some fun holiday stories. A great way to get the family together and make fun holiday memories. All are welcome. 20$ fee applies. The Eclectic Chic Boutique, 547 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 862-221-0644.

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

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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Indoor rowing is a concept that offers a workout for all fitness levels. Stop by or call now through January 2nd and receive 20% off all membership packages and retail items. Row House, 1140 Town Center Way, Livingston. 973-500-6695

Menorah Lighting Enjoy treats, giveaways, and more! 4pm. Mall Entrance next to Modell’s Sporting Goods. Livingston Mall.

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services Offering two Christmas Eve Services: 4pm includes a Children’s interactive sermon and festive music. 10pm includes choral music and champagne to follow. Both will have candlelight caroling, and all are welcome at either. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona. 973-2392850.

Wednesday, December 25 Klezmer Cafe and Dinner Celebrate the Fourth Night of Chanukah with a Kosher Chinese Dinner and a Klezmer Concert performed by The Odessa Band, led by Ed Goldberg. Bring a Chanukah menorah so that we can light candles together, enjoy some traditional Eastern European music, Chinese food and of course donuts for dessert. A fun night to sing and dance together. Fee applies. 6:30pm. Advanced reservations required. Go to to reserve a seat. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160.

Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Party Come join Suzy at the best party in town—the annual New Year’s Eve party and Blues, Funk, and Rock jam. All jammin’ musicians, singers, and music fans are invited! There will be dancing too! Admission fee includes live music, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. A complete a la Carte menu will be available until closing. Drink specials will be offered throughout the night. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

Modern Farmhouse Style!

A New Year’s Eve family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts— with over 100 artists, 44 events in 16 venues—representing dance, theatre, music, world cultures, visual arts and children’s programs. One can experience everything from Korean drum dancers, a visit with “Mark Twain,” and a mind-reading mentalist, to award-winning jazz pianists, topflight comedians, virtuoso Chinese instrumentalists, adventures with a pirate queen and even a live reptile show.

Wednesday, January 1 Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. January classes are Intro to WORD and Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times. Fee applies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

Broadway Through the Ages A cabaret-style event for the whole family, a superb revue of American musical theater showstoppers presented in glorious symphonic splendor. Renowned guest singers direct from the Broadway stage join New Jersey Festival Orchestra to swing to favorites from America’s Great Songbook. 2:30pm. Fee applies. Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, 8000 Fellowship Rd., Basking Ridge. 908 232 9400.

Women’s Workshop Reaching Into Self-Empowerment (RISE) Workshops that teach women skills and strategies to improve self-esteem, identify and connect with peers in a supportive environment, and reinforce self-empowerment. All workshops are led by trained facilitators. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of our vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the 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. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994 or visit for more information.

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing family law program that provides clients with a confidential consultation by a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Fee applies. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit for more information

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The class combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and calming movements. Laughter Yoga is the happiest wellness program ever! It is a joyful way to connect with others and laugh your blues away. Laughter Yoga is a fun, effective stress relief program for all ages and abilities. Free. Class is 44:55pm. 70 Park St., Suite 208 Montclair. Email with any questions.

From colored and watercolor pencils to pigmented artist pens to pastel pencils and so much more! Faber-Castell has everything you need to allow your creativity to blossom. Join us for a special event – featuring education, product information, hands on demonstrations and samples. Discover the fine art products from Faber-Castell and see where the color takes you. 2-4pm. Jerrys Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

“Late Night” (R, 2019) 102 min. Starring Emma Thopson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Denis O’Hare, Max Casella and AMy Ryan. 1-2:42pm. West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973226-5441.

Friday, January 10 Friday Afternoon at the Movies Friday Afternoon at the Movies “Luce” (R, 2019) 110 min. Starring Naomi Watts, Ocatvia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Norbert Leo Butz. 1-2:40pm. West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Saturday, January 11 Hot Chocolate Fsmily Hike Join us for a hike around the Environmental Center forest, build a winter campfire, sip hot cocoa and make s’mores. Dress warmly. Advance registration and minimum number of participants required; call 973-228-8776. Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults & two children) or $10 per child; $12 per adult. 11am12:30pm. Essex County Environmental, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland.

Thursday, January 16 Strength Training for Seniors Workshop Certified Senior Strength Training Instructor Leena Kalle offers a Strength Training for Seniors Workshop. This free workshop is designed towards helping seniors increase their muscle tone, flexinbility, balance, strength and endurance using easy-to-followmovements. 2pm. West Caldwell Library, Community Room, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell . 973-226-5441.

Saturday, January 18 Diego Figueiredo Performs Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” raves George Benson. Together with Ken Peplowski – “arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” – these two virtuoso musicians bring the music of the famous album “Jazz Samba” that launched the Brazilian Bossa Nova craze in North America. 12am. Blues Festival Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown.

Comedy Night at B’nai Shalom Come to B’nai Shalom for a smile, a laugh and a giggle as you are entertained by stand-up comedian, Karen Bergreen. She performs regularly at Gotham Comedy Club, The Comic Strip and Carolines Comedy Club. Includes light refreshments. 7pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. 973-731-0160. Sign up at

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Sunday, January 26

The Spin Doctors Perform

“From Swastika to Jim Crow”

The Spin Doctors are the last men standing, still making music like their lives depend on it, still riding the bus, still shaking the room. They’ve never been a band for backslaps and self-congratulation. Even now, plans are afoot for a seventh studio album and another swashbuckling world tour, adding to their tally of almost two thousand shows. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-7839500.

Explore how in the early 1930s, Jewish professors from Nazi Germany lost their jobs and ended up coming to America where they were only able to find employment teaching at traditionally black colleges in the still-segregated South. Dr. Lillie Edwards, Professor Emerita of History and African-American Studies at Drew University, will introduce and present this important film, and lead the conversation afterwards. Light refreshments will be served. 3-5:30pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. 973-731-0160. Register at

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Thursday, January 30 UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesse Ruben is a Philly born singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn. He has released four independent albums, with his fifth, “A Reply To Violence”, due next year. 7pm. The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series, Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

Written with Richard Curtis and directed by Laurence Connor, Unmasked is a not-always-reverential look at Andrew’s life and musical career. You’ll hear his best-loved work, including classics from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and more, in sometimes new and unexpected ways. This new production will also feature new material and rediscovered gems, along with the history of their creation intertwined with Andrew’s extraordinary personal story. Runs through March 1. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973376-4343.

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Turn Your Home into a Natural Oasis A s the year comes to an end, many people make resolutions to start the New Year strong. This might mean ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress.

The EPA reports we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by VELUX. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design tips to help you bring nature’s sanctuary indoors.

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

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

Audiologist. Kubick & Kubick has been a leading provider of audiological and optical products and services for over 60 years. The expert audiologist team at Kubick and Kubick Hearing Aid Center has been a leading provider of hearing aid products and services. .

Kubick and Kubick Hearing Aid Center

393 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-467-1690

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fitness. They have evolved CrossFit-style training by incorporating their own principles surrounding exercise, intensity and mindset. Their programming is all inclusive and accessible to everyone, from elite athletes to first-time CrossFitters.

Brazen Athletics 1275 Bloomfield Ave, Building 9 Unit 82, Fairfield 201-414-6262 |

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

Livingston’s premier HIIT (high intensity interval training) training studio. The combined science of HIIT and MRT (Metabolic Resistance Training) gives you an effective workout in a short amount of time, so you can accomplish your goals.

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6115 Town Center Way, Livingston 973-533-7888 |

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MBX is a high-end fitness studio that integrates the mind and body through a combination of personal training, nutrition and mind coaching. Their sessions are held privately in a state-of-the-art, upscale fitness studio. The MBX custom-tailored 12-week program helps their participants achieve the best shape of their lives.

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.

MBX - The Mind & Body Experience

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

Block & Zuckerman Opticians

1 Bellevue Plaza, Suite 6, Upper Montclair 973-440-8430 |

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

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.

Sacks Orthodontics 41 N. Livingston Avenue, Livingston | 973-251-2265

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

Physical Therapy. JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and Pennsylvania. Their multi-specialty staff has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and has developed a unique, care-first model of rehabilitation delivering high quality clinical outcome for their patients.

A boutique fitness studio that is revolutionizing the way people view indoor rowing, giving people of all different shapes, sizes, and abilities an efficient and effective workout.

Row House Montclair

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

638 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-500-6550

Convenient Locations throughout New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania West Orange: 973-669-0078 | Fairfield: 862-702-3420 |

Floating. Book a float and experience the peace of total relaxation. Floating can reduce inflammation, stress and pain and boost creativity. It’s a healing vacation for the body and mind. Gift certificates and memberships are available.

The core mission of Dr. De Hoyos, DPT 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.

Salt Float Center

Lightport Physical Therapy & Spa

149 Valley Road, Montclair | 201-574-7258 |

355 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-0072

Medi Spa. 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.”

Whether you’re looking to reduce pain, optimize your fitness, or hoping to reach a new goal, Dr. Brandon Cruz, PT, DPT will help provide unique one-on-one care coupling experience with your personal goals.

Pursue Physical Therapy and Performance Training

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

271 Grove Avenue, Bldg C, Verona 201-340-4846 |



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.

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

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Cedar Grove Foot & Ankle Specialists

4 Locations: South Orange, West Caldwell, Elizabeth & Morristown 973-763-2203 |

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


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Job Haines Home is a care facility specializing in long-term care, sub acute care, respite care, and assisted living. Throughout its history, Job Haines Home has emphasized three core values as the heart of its mission: DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE, and INDIVIDUALITY for its residents. The management and staff incorporate these elements into all aspects of life at Job Haines.

Job Haines Home 250 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield | 973-743-0792 |

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

Lure Lash 416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-783-5274 |

Specialized Fitness. No two bodies are the same, and therefore no two stretches at StretchLab are the same. Through their team of highly trained Flexologists®, StretchLab helps give clients a deeper stretch than they could ever achieve on their own.

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

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

StretchLab 184 S Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-738-2000 |

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Restaurant Guide BLOOMFIELD Bella Napoli 640 Broad St, Bloomfield | 973-338-8500 You will feel the warmth of friendly and professional service, a cozy rustic atmosphere and enjoy a true authentic taste of Italy.

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56 Broad Street, Bloomfield 973-337-5783 9 West South Orange Ave, South Orange 973-762-0050 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.

El Matador 2 418 Broad St, Bloomfield | 973-748-1707 Authentic Homestyle Mexican Food

Seafood • Salads • Kababs • Hot and Cold Mezzes

CALDWELL Cloverleaf Tavern 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-226-9812 American cuisine in a family dining atmosphere. Offering 24 beers on draft and over 75 bottled beers.

44 South Park St, Montclair | 973.744.0074 Divina Ristorante

461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-228-5228 Offering only the best tasting and highest quality Italian food. With it’s stylish and warm atmosphere, you will feel cozy and comfortable.

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Il Vecchio Cafe 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell. 973-226-8889 Offering high-quality Italian dishes in an open-concept dining room perfect for large groups and families alike. Our menu features a delicious selection of homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads in addition to pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones all made with natural, whole grain semolina flour in our stone deck, wood-burning oven.

La Famiglia Ristorante & Pizzeria 359 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973 226-3049 Italian restaurant

Every dish is prepared using only the FRESHEST wild-caught organic and exotic FISH & SEAFOOD.


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La Taverna 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-8889 La Taverna bar and lounge offers the perfect atmosphere for everything from a working lunch to a great night out. Their beautifully appointed lounge features six large high definition flat panel televisions for your viewing pleasure. On Friday and Saturday evenings, we often feature live entertainment!

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

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CLIFTON Skopos Hospitality 1296 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton | 862-336-7070 A new hospitality group centered round exceptional service that is set in spaces that offer escapes from daily life while complementing the unique food and beverage programs at each venue—The Barrow House, Cowan’s Pubic, The Vanguard and Franklin Social.

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

Sandwich platters, bagel trays with all the toppings and 3 or 6 ft. subs available for delivery or pick-up.

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275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. 888-335-4007 | is a leading importer of specialties from Germany and throughout Europe, providing items, which are hard to find at local markets, available to consumers who seek the foods they enjoyed while living and traveling in Europe.

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FAIRFIELD Calandras Mediterranean Grill 118 US Highway 46 East, Fairfield | 973-575-6500 A family-friendly restaurant offering Northern Italian dishes with a Mediterranean flair. Our restaurant features an open kitchen, dining room, lobby bar, fireside lobby dining in the winter months. enjoy fresh homemade pasta, seafood, Mediterranean specialties, and authentic pizza from our stone deck wood-burning oven. Our enticing dessert tray is full of delicious pastries and desserts from Calandra’s Bakery. Live piano entertainment in our lobby on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

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



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

407 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 973-233-9400 | Offering fresh, creative, high-quality sushi and European cuisine with warm, elegant and relaxed ambiance.

Corso 98 98 Walnut St, Montclair | 973-746-0789 Classic, simple, consistent, comfortable, with a whole lot of love, Corso 98 offers a unique dining experience than your everyday Italian restaurant.


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

401 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-744-3960 Whether you visit as a group, family or a single person – our mission is to provide a relaxed and comfortable experience that you can enjoy. This all comes together as a modern, casual interpretation of our favorite Tokyo experiences, here in New Jersey. Authentic food, a real city-feel and bustling energy. This is all for family, all the Ani’s across the globe – near and far... slurp. sip. repeat.

33 Walnut Street, Montclair 973-783-1133 American restaurant. Imaginative New American cuisine is artfully plated in a contemporary setting with a BYOB policy.

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NORTH CALDWELL Horseneck Tavern 11 Bloomfield Ave, North Caldwell | 973-287-6850 American Restaurant.



TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

“Summer Never Ends at Jacks” Free Parking at the Museum 718 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973.893.5283

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

Uptown 596 Bistro 596 Valley Rd, Montclair | (973) 744-0915 American small plates & entrees are on offer for brunch & dinner at this bright, casual cafe.

ORANGE Hat City Kitchen 459 Valley Street, Orange | 973-677-8000 | Southern comfort style food.

VERONA Ariane Kitchen & Bar 706 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona | 973-744-0533 | Seasonal. Delicious. Savory. Comfort food.

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BEST BYO RESTAURANT Tia’s Food of Love 638 Bloomfield Ave., Verona | 973-744-0008 www.tiasfoodof 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.

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P.F. Seafood Restaurant 1090 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell 973-277-1007 Bringing the freshest ingredients from wildcaught, organic and exotic fish and seafood to each and every plate. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.

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


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Kim’s Sushi 458 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange | 973-669-2800 | Kim’s sushi has been on the vanguard and regarded as one of the premier sushi and Japanese restaurants in the West Orange since 2006.

Primavera 500 Pleasant Valley Way | West Orange | 973-669-0966 Feel the charm of the ambience, the aroma of italian spices and the smell of the homemade cooking that fills the air. Enjoy age old traditional and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations. Wonderful cuisine is about honest flavors, fresh ingredients with a touch of simplicity.

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

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Garden Center.

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!

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

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Day Care/PreSchool.

Gift Shop.

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.

The Eclectic Chic Boutique is a collective of over 30 artists from New Jersey and beyond. They strive to be a unique, diverse, and inclusive company that helps connect artists, artisans, and creative entrepreneurs to more customers. More than a consignment—workshops, classes, demonstrations are just a few of the ways the boutique brings arts and education into the community.

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

547 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 | 862-221-0644

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt.

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!

Formally known as “Gelotti. Their Blueberry Basil was named number one at the North American Gelato Festival Finals. Owners Mike & Bre Guerriero are the first American born chefs to ever win a Gelato Festival and will compete in 2012 in the World Masters Competition.

Gelati by Mike

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


194 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell | 973-403-9968 571 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair | 973-509-1607

Jewelry. My Three Gems specialize in showcasing the finest jewelry and the latest trends in fashion jewelry. Susan, the owner, hand picks all the jewelry and has a wide assortment from around the world. She also hosts trunk shows.

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.

My Three Gems 90 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Inside Dieci Salon, Livingston | 973-994-3900

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

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

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


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Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.

Pest and Lawn Care.

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.

A local favorite since 1978. Licensed and insured professionals providing environmentally conscious alternatives to control pests in and around the home, as well as fungus, diseases and pests impacting lawn, trees and shrubs.

Keil Design & Construction

Dial Environmental

356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 1, Montclair 973-902-4396 |

119 Harrison Avenue, Roseland | 973-228-2500

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

Private School. St. Catherine of Siena School is fully committed to the Roman Catholic tradition of education providing a challenging and competitive academic curriculum within a nurturing environment for children in preschool ages 3, 4, and grades kindergarten through 8.

Saint Catherine of Siena School 39 E Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-239-6968 |

Public Accountant.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Realtor. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage franchise network designed for today’s real estate market. From first time home buyers to high-end residential markets to middle market communities to commercial real estate, our franchisees are down to earth, nimble and local experts.

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Senior Care. Job Haines Home is a care facility specializing in long-term care, sub acute care, respite care, and assisted living. Throughout its history, Job Haines Home has emphasized three core values as the heart of its mission: DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE, and INDIVIDUALITY for its residents. The management and staff incorporate these elements into all aspects of life at Job Haines.

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Veterinarian. 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.

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Diamond Minds

You’ve Got to Believe… It’s Confidence


aving a strong purpose with of what I’m taking on, the greater my passion and belief behind what confidence becomes. It builds strength in you’re doing allows you to move what I’m proposing. And if I can’t see the forward more efficiently. When we start value in what I’m taking on, I won’t...and doubting ourselves and our abilities, that that can be the best decision of all. begins to impact our performance. Some 2. Constant Action. We learn from our business owners and managers often actions...we act from our learning. One ask me to include a portion of training without the other suffers, both together where I go out to make cold calls and provide clarity and truth. No matter presentations with the reps to help build how much research we do or how their confidence. When the reps make the much planning is involved, it is in the calls and don’t have confidence, the no’s, objections and obstacles always get in the way of moving forward. “When you have confidence, you It’s in their body language just as much as what they’re saying. But confidence is important in any project or profession.

performance. In sports we tend to Barry Farber play up to or down to our competition. Be careful who you select as your mentors and advisors. You elevate your success when you choose your environment wisely. Sometimes the ones pulling us down are the ones closest to us. It can lead to some of the hardest decisions to make when choosing our environment. What you think about and who you surround yourself with determines a large portion of can your overall confidence.

have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” –Joe Namath

Here are three of the top keys to building and maintaining confidence: 1. Continuous Learning. Learning something new always enhances your enthusiasm and drive. When I’m asked to look at someone’s invention, represent a company that wants to gain access to new industries or take on any challenge, the first thing I do is research on the product, the industry or the individual. The more I learn about the value and offering

action where reality exists. The greatest accomplishments happen when someone takes action on something that they’re told cannot be done. The right action brings you closer to your goals and the confidence that something positive will come from it. 3. Selective Environment. Who you surround yourself with will have an immediate and long-term effect on your

Anyone can benefit from building their confidence, but it has to be based on strong values and a belief system that brings benefits along with your actions. If the value is not there it will not only impact your performance but erode the confidence of those you approach. But with great confidence comes great caution. It is the ability to use your knowledge and skill at the right time. Over confidence and pride can lead to your downfall. We must avoid one of the greatest dangers of all...hubris.

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

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Suburban Essex

Winter 2019

“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 December 1 and December 6 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


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

Holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle Open Wednesdays to Sundays December 4-30, 11am–3pm

(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and December 24 & 25) Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday season for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1920s. Free Admission.

Historic Holiday House Tour

Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 11am–3pm (Prices & times may vary by participating locations)

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

Holiday Candlelight Tours at Kip’s Castle

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, December 10, 12 & 13; December 17, 19 & 20 at 7pm Take a one-hour, guided twilight tour when the holiday décor shines. $10 admission. Space is limited.

Sustainable Homes & Habitat Gingerbread Contest at the Environmental Center

(Registration deadline is Saturday, Dec. 7; all entries must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 9)

Houses will be on display from December 11 -21 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-2pm Create a unique gingerbread house with natural accents and green building design features.

See a complete list of events at:

Putting Essex County First


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