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Letter from the Publisher

Spring 2016

Vol. 5 No. 1

Cathleen M. Black Publisher

Louise Hafesh Jessica Maarek Laura Panzullo Deborah Schapiro Rhonda Rivera Judi Rothenberg Susan Wilinskii


elcome to the Spring edition of North Jersey Woman Magazine, a magazine for women of all lifestyles and interests. This Spring edition cover story reports on the important merger of two of New Jersey’s largest health care systems, and taps into the future of women in healthcare at RWJBarnabas Health.


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By popular demand we are hosting a Spring North Jersey Woman Expo on May 2 at Mayfair Farms, just in time for Mother’s Day. This event will have a host of new features and businesses. You will be able to shop for gifts, get a minimassage, lash and brow extension, sample great food and so much more. Please turn to page… to see what our exhibitors have in store for this extravagant event.

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Vanice Gage Donegan Pauline Dunberg Christine Layng Amy Schwartz Marketing Consultants

Also in this issue is a must-read feature on Livingston’s fashion designer Mindy Scheier and her creation of a clothing line of adaptive fashion and Louise B. Hafesh takes you on a tour of the beautiful Brandywine Valley. As always you will find our calendar of events and need to know advice from our team of expert advisers. I would love to meet you at the Expo.

All the Best,

Cathy Murray Black, Publisher

Call for information: 973-276-1688 or e-mail: North Jersey Woman is published by Vicinity Media Group, 165 Passaic Ave, Suite 107, Fairfield, NJ 07004. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. Vicinity Media Group assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials.

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expert advisors Educating and advising women of solutions and trends in their areas of expertise.

Valerie Ablaza, MD Dr. Valerie Ablaza, M.D. is Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group in Montclair, NJ where she works with her partner, Dr. Allan Rosen. Dr. Ablaza is board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed her residency in plastic surgery at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and finished her training with a fellowship in breast and aesthetic surgery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Karolina Dehnhard Ms. Dehnhard has appeared on radio programs, including “The Law Matters,” tv broadcasts and published articles, including co-authoring an article on estate planning and divorce and coauthored a chapter in  Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding SameSex Marriage. She has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events in both New Jersey and New York on the topic of Women Protecting their Assets, stressing the importance of financial awareness of women entrepreneurs. Most recently, Ms. Dehnhard joined seven other women entrepreneurs on a U.S. delegation to Ireland to develop international business relations amongst women in business. Ms. Dehnhard is fluent in Polish and continues to maintain community and leadership positions, serving as a commissioner on the Mongil Housing Corporation in Union County, the Corporate Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Union County, the Board of Directors of the Jersey Battered Women Service, the Advisory Board of Peapack Gladstone Bank, the Zoning Board for the Township of Cranford, and the Leadership Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis foundation “Women On the Move.” Ms. Dehnhard is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School.


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Dr. Linda Stone Dr. Linda Stone has been on TV and featured in several periodicals including Garden State Woman magazine, Doctors of Dentistry magazine, New Jersey Monthly magazine and The Beacon, the journal for medical professionals of UMDNJ. She is a certified member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, NJ Dental Association, International Team for Implantology and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Stone is a true entrepreneur and was at the forefront of women in dentistry when she began her career in 1982. She was quick to see the need for a new kind of dentist, a doctor empathetic and compassionate enough to work with patients who experience significant stress and anxiety when visiting the dentist. Her office provides stateof-the-art techniques and changes patients’ lives one smile at a time. She loves giving patients “the smile of their dreams.”

Ariella Cianni Ariella Cianni, one of the talented stylists at Shag86 of Little Falls, recalls that even from the very first day of work in May of 2004 as an assistant at the salon—the first at which she had ever worked—she was eager to be “the best of everything.” Today, she clearly has achieved that goal, honing her skills over the years side-by-side with the best stylists in the field in cutting, color, styling and more. During her career, she has trained with professionals at industry leaders such as Goldwell, Wella, Arrojo, Redken, Paul Mitchell and many others. “I still continue my education to this day,” she says, “and look forward to learning new things every time I go for training.” Once, when asked what she would be if she had the opportunity to change her career, she quickly responded, “I would never take that opportunity, because I love what I do so much, it would sadden me if I didn’t have this work in my life anymore.” Summing up, she says, “it’s the best feeling, knowing that my talent can change the way clients feel about themselves and having them feel their very best when they leave my chair.”

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#Hashtag Tips...Trends...Obsessions

10 Runway of Dreams NJ Fashion designer Mindy Scheier creates adaptive clothing line for kids with disabilities

12 Calendar of Events 23 Women Execs of RWJBarnabas Health Shaping Healthcare in New Jersey

29 North Jersey Woman Expo Vendors Corner Sneak peak preview of what you can expect at the spring event

43 How Do I Clean? Local cleaning expert shares her wisdom in new book

45 Believe in Possibilities


52 EXPERT ADVISOR COLUMNS 46 Tips for Spectacular Summer Hair Ariella Cianni, of Shag86 discusses summer hair trends.

47 Karolian Dehnhard, Esq.: Providing an overview of changes in NJ Child Support Law

48 Are You a Dental Phobic? Dr. Linda Stone uses new technology to helps with this issue

49 Beauty in Balance Dr Valerie J Ablaze answers common questions about tummy tucks.

50 Casual Chic Spring fashion for him and her

52 Nurturing the Nurturer: A great escape weekend in the Brandywine Valley

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Tips…Trends… OBSESSIONS By Judi Rothenberg

Tiptoe Through the Tulips Peonies For a blooming good time, head to Peony’s Envy in Bernardsville to wander amongst woodland trails studded with colorful peonies. Blooming season starts in early May and lasts about 6 weeks. Admission to the display garden is $5 and peonies are for sale in the nursery.

Keep on Truckin’

It’s All Happening at the Zoo Giraffes, the newest residents at Turtleback Zoo, will be roaming three-acres designed to look like their natural habitat, the African Savannah. An exhibit area will feature a climatecontrolled barn and there will be multiple viewing areas for the public. The $7 million dollar enclosure, scheduled to open Spring 2016, did not have an official opening date at press time.


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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Remember running to Mom and Dad for money when you heard those iconic chimes? For a taste of nostalgia, Joe Marazzo, will bring one of his restored 1950’s ice cream trucks, stocked with everything from Chocolate Éclairs to Creamsicles, to parties and events. A full-fledged “Ice Cream Man,” decked out in whites, jaunty cap and black bowtie, will accompany the trucks.

PLUM DANDY Don’t wait for summer! Cape May is equally delightful in the Spring! The Cape May Harvest package offered at Congress Hall, the Star Inn and the Sandpiper includes fun extras like bikes and a picnic lunch. Pedal over to the third annual Spring Festival at Beach Plum Farms and feast on BBQ, local craft beer and s’mores. Join a hayride or scavenger hunt. Kids can feed the chickens and view piglets, honeybees and ducks. Fresh produce, eggs, and honey will also be for sale. Harvest Package, April 2-May 29,, Beach Plum Farm, Saturday, April 16, 23 and 30.

Asparagus Tart


sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Fresh Jersey asparagus and nutty Jarlsberg cheese are the stars of this super easy tart.


cups Jarlsberg cheese, shredded


pound asparagus


tablespoon olive oil


tablespoon fresh thyme leaves salt and pepper

Heat oven to 400º F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out puff pastry into 16-by-10-inch rectangle, trimming uneven edges. Place on baking sheet. With knife, lightly score pastry dough 1 inch from edges to mark rectangle. Using fork, pierce dough inside markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove pastry shell from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Trim asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside pastry shell. Arrange in single layer over cheese, alternating ends and tips. Brush with oil, sprinkle thyme leaves and season with salt and pepper. Bake until spears are tender, about 20 minutes.

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RUNWAYof DREAMS NJ Fashion designer Mindy Scheier creates adaptive clothing line for kids with disabilities

By Louise B. Hafesh, photos by Dan Epstein


hen Mindy Scheier’s son Oliver, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, asked her if he could wear jeans to school, she was faced with a difficult decision. Knowing that jeans would not fit over his leg braces, or that with his low muscle tone he would not be able to button and zip them or to use the bathroom, she agonized, “Do I let him wear them, or do I tell him ‘No honey, you can’t wear jeans like the rest of the kids’?” Deciding that Oliver’s self-confidence was more important, the Livingston mother of three and designer and stylist for major fashion clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue and INC private label collections for Bloomindales, determined that somehow she would make it work. So, she cut a slit up the side of his pant legs and replaced the button and zipper fly with Velcro. “Once I began modifying Oliver’s clothes,” she remembers, “I realized that if my family was facing these challenges, thousands of others must be facing them on a similar, if not even more severe scale.” And Runway of Dreams was born. Turning “Dreams” into a reality, Scheier tapped her fashion contacts and began researching the practicality of such a venture. She explains, “I created an online survey, held focus groups with individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and uncovered three commonalities to clothing modifications.” Using her research, the tenacious designer began transforming mainstream clothing for accessibility. She fashioned prototypes and held fitting sessions to be sure the changes worked. From there, Scheier connected with Global Brands Group, the licensee for Tommy Hilfiger Children, and ultimately Tommy Hilfiger’s CEO. “We brought our prototype to them for a collaboration,” she recalls.

“They understood our mission completely and were onboard almost from hello.” The rest, as they say, is history. Rising to the challenge, Hilfiger launched a first-ever line of designer clothing for children with disabilities that showcased easy-opening shirts with concealed magnet closures, adjustable length and leg openings, elastic and adjustable waistbands, open from the back shirts and t-shirts.             An idea whose time had come… According to Scheier, what makes the line unique is how it empowers people to not only dress themselves or be dressed with ease, but shop for name-brand clothing they want to wear. “Our biggest challenge,” she points out, “has been educating the industry that the differently-abled community represent an underserved market. Fortunately,” she is quick to add, “things are slowly changing as the industry becomes more inclusive and representative of society at large. We see this with Lego announcing their new wheelchair figure and models like Rebekah Marine who is differently-abled walking in New York Fashion Week.” Today, with more collections in the making, the non-profit is working hard to foster such progress. “Just as there are plus and petite-size sections in department stores, we would like to see adaptive sections,” she says, “and make adaptive clothing lines for all ages and sizes with other brands and retailers. The differently-abled community knows no age or socioeconomic status, so our hope is to provide clothing for all people who have disabilities, no matter their background.” For more information and to learn how to support this organization, go to www.

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North Jersey Woman Calendar of Events WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 NJAWBO Luncheon Network with women business owners from around the state at the 2016 NJAWBO Annual Statewide Spring Luncheon Conference and Expo. Build relationships, foster referrals and grow revenue. 10:30am2pm. Crowne Plaza, 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison.


Kathy Griffin: Like A Boss Comedian Kathy Griffin dishes the dirt on the rich and famous and Hollywood elite as only she can. 7 & 9:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Reading the Classics This group is for those of us who have a long list of classics that we want to read, but will never get around to unless we do it together! It’s a fun and low-key group. 8pm on the third Wednesday of the month. The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. 973-748-5459.

Spirituality and Tea

Nurture your soul with a cup of tea while learning something about yourself and life. Local psychotherapist and intuitive counselor, Sue Waldman, will provide an inspirational talk, a spiritual discussion, guided meditation, and thought provoking group exercises. Transform negative thinking, build self-esteem and eliminate anxiety. Learn how to live with “Presence, Purpose, Passion and Power!”. Verona location. 973-857 -4357 (HELP).

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 Spring Desserts Join chef Suzanne Lowery and participate in cooking these spring delights. Menu includes roasted strawberry sorbet, coconut cake with lime curd and orange frosting, blueberry lemon bread pudding with lemon cream, orange spice yeast rolls, chocolate raspberry crepes. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.


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New Jersey Ballet’s ‘Don Quixote’

Richard Marx Performs

This colorful remounting of Don Quixote, based on the 1900 version staged for the Bolshoi by Alexander Gorsky, is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their fanciful foray into the age of chivalry. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24 Goldfinch Launch & Literary Event Women Who Write, a local organization supporting women writers of all genres, will be celebrating the annual launch of their literary journal, Goldfinch which showcases submissions from its members. The program will feature members reading their own work as well as an open mic where the public can read work. Refreshments will be served. 2pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

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As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut, which contained four Top 5 singles. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 Montclair Film Festival The Montclair Film Festival is a communitybased film festival in Montclair, New Jersey, that first ran in May 2012. The festival showcases filmmakers from a variety of countries while creating a cultural focal point for the Township of Montclair, surrounding communities and the region. Runs through May 8. Visit web for movies and venues.



Fourteenth Annual Spring Open Studio

Pet Expo

”Go Green” Fair The fair will showcase “green” local vendors and engage families in hands-on learning activities and exhibitions. Child-friendly educational activities will include a wildlife watch, a self-guided hike, ‘how to compost’ visual demonstration, a ‘trash to treasure’ arts & crafts project, and an interactive recycling game. 11am-2pm. Summit Transfer Station, 40 New Providence Ave., Summit.

Join the Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter for activities, entertainment, and dog & cat adoptions, 1-5pm. The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle, 277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. 973-885-9796.

Shen Yun Performance

Career Services Workshops Each year, Lisa Palombo opens her art studio and gallery to the public to showcase new original paintings consisting of impressionistic-style florals, waterscapes and equine paintings in various sizes and subject matter. Light refreshments offered, children welcome. Noon-5pm. Also May 1, Noon-5pm. Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Ave., Caldwell. 973-364-0280.

Career Counseling services allow you to work one-on-one with our skilled staff who can offer career guidance to all women who would like to become “job-ready.” Through individualized career counseling, resume writing and interview skills, job search strategies and access to our Career Closet (career clothing for interviews), our clients become ready to enter or re-enter the workforce. Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

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MONDAY, MAY 2 North Jersey Women EXPO 2016 This expansive, one-day, event is for women of all ages and lifestyles. There will be a host of vendors offering products and services tailored to the unique needs of women such as jewelry, clothing, accessories, linens, skincare products and food sampling. At the same time, you will be supporting Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc., a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency. In attendance will be special guest WOR NY 710AM radio show host of “Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life” and Author, Joan Herrmann, signing her new book “Keys to a Good Life.” 4-8pm. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-2761688.

Yoga Spring Series Weekly on Monday, until June 20. 9-10:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, Living Room Main House, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

Breast Cancer Support Group for Newly Diagnosed Patients This program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Patients can share concerns and advice about their experiences with breast cancer treatments and more. Presenters: Carol Boyer, RN, MSN, APN, CBPN-IC, AOCNS, Nurse Navigator; Elizabeth Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT, Behavioral Health Therapist. 5-6pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavillion, Conference Center, Berkley Heights. 908-277-8768.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 Dessert and Dialogue: A Feminist Icon’s Journey Featuring Letty Cottin Pogrebin A founding editor and writer for Ms. Magazine, Ms. Pogrebin is a Jewish activist, a leader in many social justice causes and an acclaimed author and journalist. Ms. Pogrebin will be signing copies of her recent novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soulmate. 7-9pm. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. 973-763-4116.

Local Cleaning Consultant, Ruth Bollo, shares her expertise and teaches you how to make cleaning your home quick, easy and fun. A step-by-step guide on how to clean every room in your house – top to bottom: • The Awesome 8 Fundamentals for every room • Packed with information on the best brand name products and cleaning tools

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• Learn how to tackle the tough stuff—mold, stains, hard to clean surfaces amd more • Smart remodeling choices • Learn all you need to know to clean your home properly and safely

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Spring Bling: Glass Jewelry Making Students will assemble colorful pieces of glass to create stunning original jewelry. Pieces will be kiln-fused and ready for pickup approximately two weeks after the workshop. Impress your friends with the finished product or give that special someone a gift that they won’t forget. Noon-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-7465555.

Women to Women Event Open networking with opportunity to meet with participating businesses followed by a panel of five women moderated by the Editor of (201) Magazine. Panel discussion of the topic Live and Learn is followed by Q & A. Charity partner is Center for Hope & Safety. 6pm. The Terrace, 299 Paramus Rd., Paramus. 973-569-7861.

THURSDAY, MAY 5 Girls’ Night Out Take some time for yourself and enjoy an evening out with your girlfriends in downtown Summit! 5-9pm. 17 Beechwood Rd., Summit. 908-277-6100. or emailing

FRIDAY, MAY 6 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performs Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece. 8pm. Also May 7, 8pm & May 8, 1pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Friday Morning Yoga For adults. This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Come weekly or for just one class. 9:30-10:45am. Bring your own mat. Advance registration is required. 973-228-8776.

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Shanghai Quartet Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Performing Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Grieg. Alexander Kasser Theater- Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair.

Plant Sale The sale will be filled with divisions from our shady native plant garden and from our sunny walled garden. In addition to perennials, there will be a selection of small trees and shrubs. 9am-1pm. The Cross Estate Gardens, Morristown National Historical Park, at 61 Jockey Hollow Rd., Bernardsville. (continued on page 16)

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SUNDAY, MAY 8 Mothers Day Brunch Buffet Buffet Brunch with Live Music by the Enrico Granafei Trio. 2 Hour Seatings: 11:30am1:30pm. & 2-4pm. Complimentary for Children for Ages 4 and under. Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant,6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973- 744-2600.

TUESDAY, MAY 10 Separation and Divorce: Navigating the Course Whether you are living at home together or living apart, upheaval and transition go hand in hand with separation and divorce. Joanna Brick, Esq., will discuss how to navigate this process from the beginning, including when to hire counsel, interim support, to filing legal documents. How to be cost efficient, including use of alternate dispute resolution options such as mediation, will be discussed. Questions may be submitted in advance of session. 7:15-9pm. National Council of Jewish Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

Classic Albums Live performs Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Released in 1977, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours garnered widespread critical acclaim. Three decades later, Rumours continues to inspire – leaving its imprint in the musical arena. Experience “Classic Albums Live” exquisitely recreate every sound of this timeless album. 8pm. Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne. 973-720-2371.

Annual Girls Night Out Hosted by Downtown Millburn. A great night out for shopping, dining, entertainment, opportunities to win great prizes, and opportunities to support local charities! 5-9pm. Downtown Millburn.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 Matthew Morrison Performs

SUNDAY, MAY 15 Spring Street Festival Join the fun with family and friends to enjoy music, games, rides, a variety of food and more! 11am-5pm. 374 Springfield Ave., Summit. 374 Springfield Ave., Summit. 908-277-6100.

Bloom Season at Presby Iris Gardens

Happy Hour Painting A fun relaxing evening of creativity. No experience necessary. All Materials and Instruction provided. BYOB. Geralyn’s Art Studio, 170 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood. 7pm. 862-205-9744.

Join Matthew in an evening of nostalgia, as he takes you through an inspiring journey, performing classic renditions of standards and numbers from his past productions including Hairspray, South Pacific, Finding Neverland and Glee. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

SATURDAY, MAY 21 Family Garden Party

SATURDAY, MAY 14 31st Fine Art & Crafts at Verona Park

Visit Presby Iris Gardens during bloom season. This vibrant collection of a wide variety of irises includes many historic hybrids. Enjoy Japanese drummers throughout the day from 4-6pm. Presby Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Montain Ave., Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Essex County Family Garden Party is a free community event sponsored by Essex County Parks with entertainment, crafts, face painting, booths from local organizations such as the Essex County Environmental Center and Master Gardeners, and various food trucks. A student art exhibit will also be featured. 11am - 3pm. Rain date: May 22. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-783-5974.

SUNDAY, MAY 22 New Jersey Ballet Performance : Cinderella

THURSDAY, MAY 19 Women To Women’s Spring Networking Tea Extravaganza Many exhibitors travel from as far as Maine and Florida to participate in the annual event, top New Jersey talent also graces the park as it once again is transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery with 140 juried fine artists, photographers and fine crafters who satisfy every taste. Also May 15. Verona Park, 42 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

At this year’s spring tea, the speaker will be former first lady of New Jersey, Mary Jo Codey. Mrs. Codey is an advocate for women’s health issues including breast cancer and post-partem depression. We will be hearing her personal story of strength and overcoming adversity. Traditional tea with scones, sandwiches and sweets will be served. 973-715-2290.

The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. Ages 4+. 1:30 & 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. (continued on page 18)


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SATURAY, MAY 28 Sinatra at the Movies

hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings. With step by step instructions from one of our local Artists you’ll create the evening’s featured painting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Offered private parties for groups of 12 or more. Pinot’s Palette, 351 Bloomfield Ave., between Willow Street and Lackawanna Plaza. Montclair. 973-744-7500.

America Performs

Teen Depression Lecture

Cabaret stars Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder, accompanied by award-winning jazz pianist and composer Billy Stritch, perform “All the Way,” “High Hopes” and other great songs written for Frank Sinatra’s three decades as a Hollywood headliner. 7:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Pinot’s Palette - Montclair! The upscale “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” destination where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience required. In two or three

A Common, Treatable Condition with options such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and ways you can support treatment to help your teen achieve her or his goals for a bright outlook. Presenter: April D. Bickoff, PsyD. 7pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center, Berkeley Heights.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Sidewalk Sale and Stroll Join the fun; stroll through downtown; find a bargain eat some “goodies”; enjoy your favorite beverage; visit your favorite shops and see what’s new. Also June 3 and every Saturday in June.

The year 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. 8pm. Bergen PAC 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Mary Poppins Musical Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny. An enchanting mixture of irresistible story,

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unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. 7:30pm. June 4, 2 & 7:30pm. June 5, 2pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Cottage Garden Concerts Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors and many textures take on a special glow as the sun fades. Enjoy this garden, a concert of live music, a cold beverage and tasty cookie from Matilda’s Café. Here’s the line-up: June 3 – Classical Guitar with Alan Rigoletto; June 10 – Indie with The Break Lights and June 24 – Country with The Buskers. 7-8pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

MONDAY, JUNE 6 Breast Cancer Support Group for Newly Diagnosed Patients This program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Patients can share concerns and advice about their experiences with breast cancer treatments and more. Presenters: Carol Boyer, RN, MSN, APN, CBPN-IC, AOCNS, Nurse Navigator; Elizabeth Nikol, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACT, Behavioral Health Therapist. 5-6pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Rd., Lawrence Pavillion, Conference Center, Berkley Heights. 908-277-8768.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 NJSO Presents Lacombe Conducts Rachmaninoff & Ravel Jacques Lacombe’s final concerts as Music Director of the NJSO feature some of his favorite pieces, including Ravel’s gorgeous suite from Daphnis and Chloé and the thrilling Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. 7:30pm. Bergen PAC 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Relay For Life

Valerie June Performs

Spring Arts & Crafts at Brookdale Park

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. The relay includes an opening ceremony, survivors lap, caregivers lap, luminaria ceremony and closing ceremony. 6pm-6am. Brookdale Park, 473 Watchung Ave. & Park St., Montclair. 9 73-268-3500.

Valerie June’s astonishing and singular sound is a blend of rural Roots and Country that bridges Alan Lomax’s acoustic field recordings with biting, electric Indie-Blues. The singersongwriter’s voice percolates somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. 7:30pm. One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Happy Hour Painting


A fun relaxing evening of creativity. No experience necessary. Materials and instruction provided. BYOB. Geralyn’s Art Studio, 170 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood. 7pm. 862-205-9744.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 Be Prepared! From passwords to living wills, from insurance policies to wills, from your financial concerns to list of professional contacts, Eleonore K. Cohen, Esq. will help you get your “financial ducks” in order so you are prepared for the unknown events of life. 7:15-9pm. National Council of Jewish Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-740-0588.

Beer & Food Festival

Leave the internet and malls behind and walk the paths of beautiful Essex County’s Brookdale Park to shop for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, leather, fine art and so much more. Also June 19 10am-5pm rain or shine. Brookdale Park, 473 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

Crystal Springs Resort continues to brew up new ways to have fun with the Annual NJ Beer and Food Festival! Spend a day or the whole weekend as you sample your favorite brews, discover a variety of new flavorful beers, enjoy great food ranging from an all-out BBQ feast where you will party to all your favorite music. Check out our Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the BBQ & Brews Fest in the afternoon.




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THURSDAY, JUNE 30 A Samurai Paint Affair Visit every Thursday nights to create your own masterpiece. Just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. 7pm. Senoritas Mexican Restaurnat, 285 Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield.


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Our spring catering menu is filled with all the freshest flavors for your next gathering, including traditional favorites and YEARS new taste sensations. Count on Kings Catering to make any event easy and elegant.The sweet treats shown here are also available in our Kings Bakery, perfect to enjoy anytime. Start your spring with the season’s best…from Kings! Follow us for fresh updates | | #80YearsofKings

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Shaping Healthcare in New Jersey By Rhonda L. Rivera, photos by Dan Epstein Pictured above, left to right: Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Nancy E. Holecek, RN, BSN, MHA, MAS, Chief Nursing Officer Lori A. Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer Amy Mansue, President, Southern Region Jennifer G. Velez, Senior Vice President, Community and Behavioral Health Spring 2016

n March 31st, two of New Jersey’s largest health care systems–Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System—completed their merger, forming RWJBarnabas Health. At its helm, President and visionary CEO Barry Ostrowsky recognizes the importance of including diversity at the executive level, and has elevated five outstanding women leaders to the upper echelons of RWJBarnabas Health’s management team. He has publicly avowed his commitment to advancing women in business and the role that men play in helping this to occur. (continued on page 24) 23

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Amy Mansue, Southern Region President for the new RWJBarnabas Health, is excited about the merger and the ability to truly become local, community hospitals. Prior to the merger, she served as President and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital and Chief Strategy Officer for Robert Wood Johnson Health System. Mansue views the merger as between equals, which together has the opportunity to transform healthcare not only in New Jersey, but also across the country.

Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Mansue notes that with the merger, RWJBarnabas Health is performing a regional reorganization, with an emphasis on local, diverse communities and their unique needs. Excited to drive the change, she sees a shift from “health delivery” to what she terms “health wellness.” Mansue views this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to take control of the changes in healthcare, saying, “We aim to provide the right level of care at the right cost, at the right time based on what the patient needs.” Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, echoes Mansue’s thoughts. “The industry is changing. We have a strategic focus on wellness and are no longer only reacting to the illness needs of patients. Now, we are responding proactively to what our community needs.”

Mansue explains that this pivot has been brought about by a shift of power toward an informed consumer. Women have been a driving force in learning about how insurance works and instigating reform. According to Davis, women, as the major healthcare decision-makers for their families, are no longer merely patients who do what a doctor tells them, but educated consumers who know what they want to experience and need.

An African-American woman, Davis is a leading force in opening doors to more women executives, observing that younger women are showing an increased interest in the industry. Historically, women have been employed in healthcare, but few were in executive administrative roles. Davis firmly believes that women have a great deal to offer and, in fact, created the Barnabas Health Women’s Leadership Alliance as a vehicle for women in the industry and aspiring to join it. She is excited about the opportunities to mentor and sponsor women as they move up the healthcare ranks. The lack of diversity in management also is a concern to Mansue, who states that boards should be representative of the communities they serve. She is leading by example and serves 24 

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on many boards herself, including leading the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce as the board’s second woman Chair. Notably, the first female Chair of the State Chamber was Ann Estabrook, who led Elberon Corporation and is an RWJBarnabas Health board member.

Davis says that while the challenges remain great, women are “fit for the fight.” She feels this is an exciting time for women executives, stating a “higher tide raises all ships.” Fear did not prevent her from taking risks throughout her career where, in addition to her positions at RWJBarnabas Health, she also is the President-Elect of the Executive Women of New

Amy Manse, President, Southern Region

Jersey—for which organization RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Ostrowsky is the Honorary Chair of the “Salute to the Policy Makers” 2016 gala. Davis advises women to “bet on you. You have a great deal to offer; don’t deprive the community of your brilliance!”

““We aim to provide the right level of care at the right cost, at the right time based on what the patient needs.”

—Amy Mansue, Southern Region President for the new RWJBarnabas Health

All this said, however, Mansue says, “there’s still work to be done” to add women to the higher levels of hospital management. While women’s abilities tend to be underestimated—not just in healthcare—Mansue is confident

that women’s out-of-the-box thinking and drive to get things done will change this bias. She encourages women to “assert your ideas, don’t settle, and embrace organizations that embrace you,” such as RWJBarnabas Health. Mansue and Davis are joined at the new RWJBarnabas Health executive table with Nancy Holecek, Northern Region Chief Nursing Officer, Lori Colineri, Southern Region Chief Nursing Officer and Jennifer Velez, Senior Vice President of Community and Behavioral Health.

RWJBarnabas Health includes 11 hospitals, three children’s hospitals, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital, a state-wide behavioral health network and freestanding facility, 32,000 employees and 9,000 doctors. RWJBarnabas Health will train 1,000 medical students and interns annually through its partnership with Rutgers University Medical School, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Drexel University School of Medicine. For information about opportunities at RWJBarnabas Health, go to Spring 2016 25

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Anthony Prinzo, CVA

Patient Outreach Services 908-205-3279

Forensic Accounting, Business Valuation & Mediation Services 549A Pompton Ave, Ste 119, Cedar Grove 973-650-0219

The goal of the Patient Advocate Program is to help individuals diagnosed with certain autoimmune diseases—Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa—achieve a better understanding of their disease through education, resources and support.

AT THE EXPO: Speak to Patient Advocate, Eugenia Pankow, and gain valuable insight about common autoimmune diseases as well as potential treatment options. Learn how she can help you navigate the healthcare system maze to receive important support services to heal and recover.

Anthony Prinzo, CVA provides accounting services for litigation support, such as forensic accounting, matrimonial proceedings and business valuations, to help resolve matters in a more cost-effective way.

AT THE EXPO: Have questions about the divorce process and not sure where to start? This year, Anthony Prinzo is pairing up with Cynthia Borsella, Esq. to raffle a free consultation for attorney and forensic accounting services for those going through divorce. Don’t miss your chance to win!

Adult Care Advisors PO Box 841, Morganville 732-798-6407 A free service that provides caring, supportive advice to help seniors and their families navigate the options of either staying at home, finding an independent living community, assisted living, rehabilitation or nursing home.

AT THE EXPO: If you have an aging loved one and are unsure about what the next steps for care should be, stop by and chat with owner Carol Katz, who will discuss the resources that Adult Care Advisors offers.

Advanced Counseling & Coaching Services Verona, NJ 07044 973-857-9090 Sue Waldman, MA, LPC, BCC, is a Psychotherapist in private practice for over 22 years. A Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Personal and Executive Life Coach, as well as Meditation Teacher and Reiki Master, her passion is guiding people to deeply love their life and who they are.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for a mini-intuitive Reiki reading with Sue Waldman. She also will be offering her book, BIG, BOLD, BUSINESS ADVICE BOOK FOR US BUSINESS OWNERS, VOL. 2 for a special price. Pick up a candle or TeaLightful Tea sample.

Advanced Orthopedics & Hand Surgery Institute 504 Valley Road, Ste 201, Wayne 925 Clifton Ave, Ste 203, Clifton 973-942-1315 The team of compassionate and experienced orthopedic surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Hand Surgery Institute treat adults and children for all conditions of the shoulder, hand, wrist and elbow, as well as fractures.

AT THE EXPO: Providing free samples of Calcium and Vitamin D and talk with Dr. Lorraine Stern and Erin Flannagan, PA about the importance of osteoporosis screening, bone health, fracture prevention and the Calcium and Vitamin D connection.

Archivie 862-224-0528 Archivie sells scarves that are witty, pretty and wise, combining luxury and lexicon. Printed and hand sewn in the USA.

AT THE EXPO: If you’re on the hunt for the perfect statement scarf, stop by Archivie, selling their graphic and whimsical scarves to attendees for special rates. Life is too short for boring scarves. Learn about their “Get a gift, Give a gift” program, and speak to them about custom pieces.

Assisting Hands Home Care 513 West Mount Pleasant Ave, Ste 111, Livingston | 973-970-2723 Assisting Hands Home Care offers clients personalized non-medical support services in their homes. We provide care for the elderly, people with special needs and disabilities, new mothers and anyone who needs assistance to maintain their quality of life. Our services support the individual’s choices and preferences in order to maintain their dignity and independence.

AT THE EXPO: Speak with the caring staff at Assisting Hands to learn more about the personalized support they offer, and set up an appointment to talk after the Expo. Remember to grab a hot or cold pack and other giveaways for your swag bag.

A Touch of Wellbeing 356 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-4289 A Touch Of Wellbeing Spa and Gift Shop provides professional and stress-free services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The gift shop is filled with treasures and elegant gifts, all in a calming and stress-free environment.

AT THE EXPO: Slow down and relax in a Touch of Wellbeing’s booth and enjoy a delightful and invigorating 10-minute chair massage or hand massage. All expo attendees will receive 20% off spa services if booked at the booth. IMAGE skin care and gift certificates will be for sale.

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Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa

Blackbird Art Gallery & Studio

23 S. Fullerton St., Montclair 973-746-8426

189 Brunswick St, Jersey City 201-565-5828 instagram @blackbirdgalleryjc

Bangz is one of the area’s most innovative salons, featuring a world-class wellness spa. Gift certificates for spa packages can be customized to include massages, facials, body treatments, nail packages and their new Golden Skin Care Rituals.

A family owned Gallery and educational center that focuses on art exhibits as well as painting, photography and drawing lessons. Our Paint and Sip nights that are a blast!

AT THE EXPO: Is your Mom special? Stop by the Bangz table and tell us why your Mom deserves some pampering. One lucky winner will win their Mom a day of beauty at Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa.

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AT THE EXPO: Watch Christian Masot, teacher and owner at Blackbird Art Gallery & Studio transform a blank canvas into a beautiful painting during the expo. Masot has been a professional artist for 20 years, and is a Tattoo Artist by trade.

Block & Zuckerman Opticians

79 South Livingston Ave, Livingston 201-527-7645 BeautyBar is a fully-licensed beauty clinic that provides a wide array of cosmetic procedures including microblading, semi-permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, expert eyebrow sculpting, cosmetic injectables and fillers, laser hair removal, mesotherapy and non-invasive body re-contouring.

AT THE EXPO: Is your skin feeling dull? BeautyBar will be raffling off a Microblading treatment (worth $750) to a lucky winner. Don’t miss your chance to rejuvenate your skin! Bonus: Receive tips about how to get a well-sculpted brow.

Becoming a Goddess

796 Northfield Ave, West Orange 973-736-7647 Block & Zuckerman Opticians has served the community for 65 years. B&Z strives for excellence in all things eyeglasses, from edging the highest in lens technology to selecting the finest frames for each individual’s face.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the Block & Zuckerman Opticians booth and try your chance at winning one free pair of glasses! Also, receive a Clean Glasses gift bag, complete with cleaning cloth and emery board.

Brandywine Living at Livingston

215 Glenridge Ave, 1st Floor, Montclair 973-216-0122


Discover how to easily enhance your natural beauty with Becoming a Goddess. Their elegant sanctuary—a private, one-on-one environment— empowers you with tools and new skills to get the love that you deserve.

AT THE EXPO: Win $100 off any Becoming a Goddess program package. Pick up your Sacred Mirror for Enhanced Beauty and Empowerment, a decorative pocket mirror infused with special stones and herbs that elevate your essence of beauty. Also don’t miss a Self-Love Bath Kit, inspired by the Roman Goddess Venus, which will enhance your feelings of self-love.

Brandywine Living at Livingston is a conveniently located, state-of-theart community set to open in 2017. Residents will enjoy luxurious amenities including a movie theatre, fully stocked Bistro and tap room. Escapades…for Life! programming provides adventure, excitement and discovery every day. Licensed nurses available, All Day, All Night, On-Site, in addition to highly skilled team members ensures well-being and peace of mind.

AT THE EXPO: Talk to a professional about becoming a part of this supportive community or get information for a loved one and schedule an appointment for a visit.

BCB Community Bank

Budd Larner, P.C.

591 Ave C, Bayonne 201-823-0700

Karolina A. Dehnhard, Esq. 150 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short HIlls 973-315-4524

BCB Community Bank prides itself on providing personal and business banking services in an enjoyable and hassle-free way that optimizes the banking experience, as well as investing in the communities it serves.

AT THE EXPO: Did you know that BCB Bank has 15 branches in New Jersey? Learn about how this community bank can help you meet your financial goals, and pick up a fun giveaway to put in your swag bag.


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Founded in 1934, Budd Larner, P.C. is a law firm of approximately 75 attorneys with offices in Short Hills, Cherry Hill, NYC and Philadelphia. The firm provides a full range of legal services to a diverse group of domestic and foreign clients. Karolina Dehnhard is a matrimonial law attorney with Budd Larner in the Short Hills office.

AT THE EXPO: Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. will address the Top 10 things every woman needs to know to protect her “ass”ets!

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Clifton, NJ 201-381-0180

Experimenting and working with a number of unique materials such as precious and semiprecious stones, gold, silver and rubber cording, Bobi’s creations range in design from costume to “bridge” to fine jewelry.

Celestina Ando is a contemporary portrait and wedding photographer specializing in Couture Portraits. Whether for business portraits, modern glamour or boudoir beautifuls, Celestina loves to empower women to celebrate their individual beauty. Sessions include professional makeup application, hair styling and personalized photo shoot.

AT THE EXPO: Purchase a one-of-akind, handmade piece for yourself or someone special. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, anklets and much more.

AT THE EXPO: Feel gorgeous with Celestina Ando’s Makeup Artist Alexandria Luz, who will be providing complimentary makeup touch ups. Ando will offer a special Duo Couture Portrait session fee only available at the Expo that includes a gift—a Coach mini skinny wallet. Ando also will be raffling off a Couture Portrait session with $100 credit towards portraits!

Caldwell University 120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-618-3500 Caldwell University serves 2,200 students and offers over 50 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and certification options, located on a beautiful 70-acre campus in Caldwell, only 10 miles west of Newark.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the Caldwell University booth for giveaways and to discover why a growing number of students are choosing Caldwell to further their education! A wide-variety of career enhancing degrees and certifications are offered.

Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-1050 Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty makes buying or selling your Essex, Morris, Bergen, or Passaic county home a stress-free experience. Agents provide superior service in all residential or commercial real estate transactions, earning the title of “Best Realtor” in the 2015 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards.

AT THE EXPO: Looking for your dream home? Ask a realty professional about great Essex County neighborhoods, school districts, services, values, and more!

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Change Your Attitude… Change Your Life (CYACYL)


Dance Time Entertainment 60 Purchase St. Rye, NY 10580 914-591-2100

Joan Herrmann, Host

Dance Time is the cornerstone of event planning and entertainment in Westchester, offering stunning setups with the best quality professional sound, lighting, & video bring the party. They your special day is perfect for you, as well as, both memorable and exciting for your guests. Dance Time has performed at over 5,000 events in the tri-state area, providing over 35 years of combined entertainment experience.

CYACYL is a lifestyle brand that provides the tools needed for personal growth and self- empowerment. The approach is holistic incorporating mind, body, soul and spirit. As philosopher Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.”

AT THE EXPO: NY radio show host, Joan Herrmann, and publisher of and contributor to the CYACYL book, Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to Unlock Your Power Within, will be on hand to sign copies of the book. (Event price $10.) Contributors of the book share stories, ideas, and lessons to help guide you through your personal life journey.

AT THE EXPO: Bring your friends and get ready to smile as you get a picture taken at their photo booth.

Design Consign 1221 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield 973-287-6246

Character U Gretchen Burman 466 Overhill Rd., South Orange 973-913-4612 |

Design Consign is more than just a consignment shop—it is a truly unique shopping experience, featuring highend furniture, elegant home accessories and beautiful designer apparel from the finest homes and manufacturers. All proceeds from this non-profit consignment shop are donated to The Gloria Foundation, a non-profit initiative helping victims of domestic violence.

A local author and mother of two children founded Character U to offer life skills programs for elementary aged children, educators and parents. The goal is to help young children be their best and succeed in the 21st century by filling their life skills “toolbox.”

AT THE EXPO: Author Gretchen Burman will teach a few of the life skills that her program offers. Enter the raffle for a free, signed copy of the book, THE ADVENTURE OF OOGA AND ZEETA (5 drawings) or a free in-home private Life Skills for Kids workshop for up to 5 parent-child duos at their home in Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic or Morris Counties. Purchase the book at a 20% discount.

AT THE EXPO: Purchase a fabulous piece of jewelry, handbag or piece of clothing for yourself or and others with all of the monies donated to The Gloria Foundation.

DesignV Salon 379 Centre St, Nutley 973-662-1203

Clean It Right

DesignV, a boutique style salon specializing in one-on-one customer service, provides all hair services for women, men and children, as well as nail and waxing services. DesignV has recently incorporated Isagenix, a wellness system consisting of a suite of products used in various combinations for nutritional cleansing, detoxification and supplementation to aid in weight loss, improve energy and support healthy aging.

973-432-0072, Cell: 973-432-0072 Clean it Right teaches people proper cleaning methods and products that fit their lifestyle and living habits, to make cleaning quick, easy, and even fun!

AT THE EXPO: Ruth Bollo, owner of Clean it Right, will share tips from and sign her recently published book, CLEAN IT RIGHT: THE PROPER ART OF CLEANING, which will also be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds donated to JBWS. Come by for tips to help make your toughest cleaning jobs easier. Enter a drawing for a raffle for a free consultation.

AT THE EXPO: Come by to pick up coupons for $5 toward nail services and $10 toward hair services. Put your name in for the raffle for a $50 Gift card. Sample Isagenix products and enter to win a raffle for a free membership along with some products.

Distinct Vacations Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 862-485-1451

Bonita Areman, Broker Sales Associate 2 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-568-0341 |

Distinct Vacations creates tailor-made experiences that help busy families and couples reconnect through the magic of travel. Distinct Vacations is a boutique travel consulting company, offering personalized services while consulting on everything from destinations to excursions and logistics of your trip.

Bonita Areman is a Broker and Sales and Listing Specialist ranked #1 in sold listings for Coldwell Banker 2013-15 and top 1% of ALL Coldwell Banker agents nationally, covering Essex, Morris, Union, and Passaic counties.

AT THE EXPO: In the market for a new home, or looking to sell? Stop by to speak with Bonita Areman, and learn how to successfully buy or list a home. Don’t miss your chance to win a gift basket with items from Lowes to help freshen up your home, along with a $25 gift card!


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AT THE EXPO: Enter a raffle to win an International Carry-on Expandable Suitcase with Spinner Wheels, a contemporary design, metallic gloss finish with a padded sleeve for up to a 15.6 inch laptop, and two zippered mesh pockets for accessories.

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Dolce Federica, LLC

Flying Meatballs

Montclair, NJ 310-883-5966

110 NJ-10, East Hanover 973-884-8600

Chef-Owner Federica creates hand-crafted chocolate bonbons with rich and intense flavors inspired by her home country, Italy. Flavors include lemon olive oil, espresso, aged balsamic, Limoncello, basil, red wine and Nutella. All are made in small batches, using high-quality European chocolate, superior and fresh ingredients with no preservatives. Custom orders for showers, wedding favors and corporate events available. Vegan options, too.

Providing an assortment of Italian comfort foods, this full service deli offers freshly baked breads and pastries as well as imported Italian products. Flying Meatballs’ newest and fast growing service is customized meal prep! The delicious meals, which are low in fat and sodium, will help you and your family stay fit and healthy.

AT THE EXPO: Pick up a unique gift for yourself or the chocolatelover in your life. Sample delicious handcrafted chocolate bonbons while they last—or place a custom order for your next event with Federica.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to sample the delicious and world-famous meatballs of Flying Meatballs. The booth also will offer a healthy dish from their meal prep menu.

Doncaster Montclair/Livingston Jacklyn Kling/ph: 973-207-0584 Sharon Kornstein/ ph: 973-632-9456 “Dressing to Create the Perfect First Impression”. Inspiring and empowering women with extraordinary apparel, sizes 0-24.

AT THE EXPO: Jacklyn Kling and Sharon Kornstein will offer a great selection of spring and summer items, including jackets, dresses, outfits, scarves, handbags and belts, from the Doncaster direct clothing line.

Eileen Bergman, LLC 973-303-3236 Providing insured, confidential and judgment-free organizing or decluttering services for the home, apartment and small business.

AT THE EXPO: Register for a free consultation to help get your life more organized and less cluttered, just in in time for spring.

Grunstein Family Chiropractic 290 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-640-0760 Grunstein Family Chiropractic Center is a full-service clinic offering powerful relief from back pain, neck pain, arthritis and headaches. Grunstein’s chiropractor is trusted to provide the natural health care you need to get back to living.

AT THE EXPO: Hop on the chiropractic table and get a complimentary spinal exam on the spot. Learn more about how chiropractic can get your life back to health, and pick up an original invention—Dr. J’s Sleep Solution Pillow—to help you get the restful sleep your body needs.

Hanasu- The Verbal Selfie 818-486-4699 Hanasu is the verbal “selfie”. They don’t care what you look like, they just care about what you have to say. There’s no sweeter sound in the world than your child’s voice.

ENT & Allergy Associates

AT THE EXPO: Talk with the creator of Hanasu, Meg Lugaric Shick, about how to get a high-quality mp3 of your child’s voice, up to 5 minutes, delivered right to your email inbox. It’s convenient, safe and yours to keep. Share it with family, make it your ringtone, or edit it with music. It’s yours forever.

40 Locations across NJ & NY 1-855-ENTA-DOC

Horizons in Learning

ENT and Allergy Associates has over 170 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations across New York and New Jersey and offers a full complement of services, including general adult and pediatric ENT and allergy, voice and swallowing, facial plastics and reconstructive surgery, disorders of the inner ear and dizziness, asthma, allergy, clinical immunology, diagnostic audiology, hearing aid dispensing, sleep and CT services.

AT THE EXPO: Gain valuable insight about the conditions that ENT Allergy Associates treats, and learn more about the doctor’s backgrounds. Be sure to grab a promotional giveaways such as hand sanitizer or tissues to put in your swag bag.

125 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-4665 Horizons in Learning is dedicated to helping students reach their academic goals while inspiring them to tap into their unique and full potential along the way. Comprised of three distinct divisions: Estelle Finkel, The Center for Learning; SEE Camp; and The Gifted and Talented Institute. Also provides after school enrichment to private and public schools in the area.

AT THE EXPO: Grab a fun giveaway and learn about the educational services and programs the Horizons in Learning offers!

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Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa

Jersey Battered Woman’s Service (JBWS)

277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston

24-Hour Helpline 973-267-4763

Hand and Stone helps clients look and feel their best, offering premium products and affordable rates with convenient hours for appointments. Providers give undivided attention in relaxing treatment rooms.

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

AT THE EXPO: Stop by Hand and Stone’s booth for a chair massage with a trained therapist to soothe your tired muscles. Get instant relief from neck, back or shoulder pain, then continue your night! Learn more about their healthy lifestyle programs to incorporate self-care into your everyday life.

Happenstance Creations

AT THE EXPO: Stop by their booth to learn about the many ways in which you can help this wonderful organization’s goal to end domestic violence. Learn how to become a supporter, a volunteer, or find out how you can get help a loved one.

The Jersey Smore

An Illustrative Stationery & Kitchen & Dining Linens Studio Glen Ridge, New Jersey 973-652-8609

Jill Weiss 973-220-1591

A studio that designs stationery offerings that includes a personalized and unique product called Branded Notes & Greetings for the business owner. Additionally, Happenstance offers home goods dining/kitchen decor including napkins, kitchen towels and beverage coasters, all embellished with original artwork.

AT THE EXPO: Just in time for Mother’s Day! Browse a wide selection of handmade creations and pick up a gift for that special someone in your life. Place a custom order on the spot. Perfect Gifts for the note writer and special occasions. Handmade in the USA.

JAG Physical Therapy 622 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange 973-669-0078

A delicious and unique twist on the traditional S’more, consisting of melty marshmallow sandwiched between two soft and chewy cookies, dipped in milk, dark or white chocolate and topped with a variety of toppings from candy to sprinkles and coconut flakes. A creation of Jill Weiss, a stay-at-home mom from Montville.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to sample decadent “Sminis”, a mini s’more, dipped in milk or white chocolate, with crumbled Oreo, Reese’s, Butterfinger and more!

Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange

New York and New Jersey’s number one physical therapy provider, leading in the recovery of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries. Voted “Physical Therapy Provider of the Year” by NJ BIZ, JAG Physical Therapy has ten convenient locations throughout NY & NJ.

The award-winning Jewish Community Housing Corporation offers older adults ages 62+ a diverse array of services and activities, location and ambiance in four senior living communities to fit your lifestyle, budget and needs. Choose independent or assisted living apartment rentals in suburban or vibrant in-town settings.

AT THE EXPO: JAG PT is offering an exciting raffle prize to those that stop by to learn more about their services. How do suite box seats to a New York Red Bulls game sound? Not only that, you can learn more about how PT can help make your life more comfortable.

AT THE EXPO: Find out why JCHC of Metropolitan New Jersey has been voted “Best in Senior Living” in the Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards! They will answer your questions about their South Orange, West Orange and Whippany residences, including memory care and respite care services.

Jerry’s Artist Outlet

Kearny Bank

Essex Green Shopping Center 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-669-0995

120 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-244-4533

With hundreds of moldings in styles ranging from modern to minimalist to wide and ornate, Jerry’s Artist Outlet’s design team will make your framing experience especially rewarding. The store has everything an artist could want to help inspire creativity.

AT THE EXPO: Come by to relax and get creative with Jerry’s Artist Outlet. Coloring books with pencils, crayons and markers will be available to doodle, along with some Zentangle sets. Pick up an umbrella or tote, while supplies last. Any monies raised at the event will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


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Kearny Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank, has supported the communities it serves since 1884, offering solution-based commercial lending and deposit products. Kearny Bank is ready to help you take advantage of short-term opportunities or fund long-term vision with options that match your objectives, which is why its tag line is “For Today. For Tomorrow.”

AT THE EXPO: Everybody loves wine! Put your name in for a drawing to win a Kearny Wine Box, which includes a wonderful red and white wine. Pick a Kearny bag to hold your expo items in, and chat with employees about financial solutions for you and your family.

presenting Nutrition, Exercise and Women’s Health: The choices you make can make a big difference in your health Presented by Barbara Mintz MS, RD, VP, Community Wellness, Corporate Affairs

Stop by our table and ask the nutrition experts of Barnabas Health how to be the best you can be.

The Power of Catching Z’s Presented by Stephen Mavrakes, PT, MS, Administrative Director, The Center for Sleep Disorders, Clara Maass Medical Center

Sleep is vital to everyone’s overall health. Learn how common sleep disorders affect the body. Signs and symptoms of sleep problems, how sleep disorders are diagnosed and treated, along with helpful hints for getting a good night’s sleep will be discussed.

Breast Health Presented by Joanne Persing, RN, Assistant Director of the Breast Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

Learn about screening and diagnostic testing for breast health, information about breast self-examinations and the most up-to-date information on symptoms of breast disease.

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Presented by Phyllis Buttrick, RN, Transitional Care Coordinator, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

A conversation about heart disease, contributing factors and ways to prevent it.

Be Smart About Your Medications Presented by Jessica Bente, Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Medications are an important part of your health maintenance program. They can manage symptoms, cure disease, control pain and/or prevent serious complications related to chronic illness. In addition to your doctor, nurse and pharmacist, you and your loved ones play an important role in ensuring accurate and safe medication practice.

Glucose Screenings Presented by Faith Thomas, RN, Women’s Health Center, Clara Maass Medical Center

Healthy Eating, Healthy You Presented by Nicole Cerillo, RD, Clinical Coordinator, Kogan Celiac Center, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

Learn the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition, including easy tips for feeling great, having more energy, and improving your outlook, all while planning a healthy diet.

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Kohr’s The Original

Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread

244 Route 46 East, Fairfield 973-521-7076

117 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights 201-725-8706

The signature taste of the Jersey Shore, right here in North Jersey. Kohr’s serves famous soft serve (including the ever-popular vanilla/ orange swirl), dipped cones, hard ice cream, Belgian waffles, sundaes, milk shakes, ice cream cakes and more.

AT THE EXPO: Delight your taste buds with Kohr’s world famous orange and vanilla swirl custard, or sample a chocolate and vanilla cup. Pick up a coupon to use in the nearby Fairfield location.

Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread has a simple goal: Making the world’s tastiest and easiest bread and pancake mixes that are gluten-free. A bit of water, an oven, some time, and—bingo!—you have bread! Everyone in your family will love it. All packages of Luce’s are pre-measured and ready-to-use.

AT THE EXPO: Sample delicious signature gluten-free items such as sourdough bread and bagels. Purchase pre-packaged gluten-free pancake and bread mixes to bake at home. Pick up special coupon offers to be used in the new bakery location in Berkeley Heights.

Lifelong Investments, LLC 155 Passaic Ave, Ste 310, Fairfield Mark Eulie: 973-317-2831

Lure Lash 416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-793-5274

Lifelong Investments, LLC provides comprehensive wealth management services with a focus on helping individual and business clients pursue long-term goals with its expert financial guidance and resources.

Lure Lash specializes in eyelash extensions as well as waxing and tinting, using quality products to enhance a client’s natural beauty.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to win an exciting surprise raffle prize!

AT THE EXPO: Did you ever wonder what you would look like with a beautiful set of lashes? Meet with a virtual lash stylist to see how you would look with eyelash extensions. Enter the raffle to win a free pair of lashes and get a simple smoky eye from Lure Lash’s professional makeup artist.

Lithos Estiatorio 405 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston 973-758-1111

Magic Family Getaways

Lithos Estiatorio brings friends and family together to enjoy Old World flavors, presented with a passion for excellence in dining and hospitality. The restaurant features an outstanding open-fish display featuring fresh, sustainably farmed whole fish from the Mediterranean. Lithos also offers a large selection of quality meats and poultry for people with all culinary preferences.

PO Box 8020, Glen Ridge Toll Free: 800-326-4984 or 973-969-2080

AT THE EXPO: Greek Inspired dishes will entice every palette. Delight in the freshness, simplicity and finest quality ingredients.

A family-run travel agency providing COMPLIMENTARY concierge travel planning services for the Walt Disney Travel Company’s resorts and destinations, as well as other family-friendly destinations. The agency believes in the quality and value of the Disney brand, and in sharing the Magic of Disney with family and friends. Guests will save time searching, and have more fun without feeling overwhelmed planning a Disney vacation.

Liz Ciccone, Reverse Mortgage Loan Specialist, NMLS #781623

AT THE EXPO: Come by to enter a raffle for a Disney gift basket! Learn about various Disney travel options that Magic Family offers, and speak to travel professionals about your upcoming Disney travel plans.

Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC 1455 Broad St., 2nd Floor, Bloomfield Company NMLS ID # 1019941. 973-600-5124

Magic Frog Tales

Your local and trusted source for reverse mortgage expertise and guidance. Reverse Mortgage Funding™, one of the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lenders, offers a wide range of reverse mortgage loan options to suit diverse needs. A reverse mortgage is a special type of home-secured loan, created specifically for homeowners and homebuyers age 62 and older.

AT THE EXPO: Enter to win a luxurious Spa Gift Basket with items to help you pamper yourself and de-stress. Stay and find out more about how reverse mortgage funding works, and get your questions answered by an expert.


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Spring 2016 JoAnn Jackovino 908-644-7909 Magic Frog’s mission is to both entertain and educate young readers by presenting them with original, whimsical characters that help them find solutions to everyday problems.

AT THE EXPO: Visit Magic Frog Tales to meet JoAnn Jackovino (teacher/author/storyteller)! Jackovino’s original children’s stories will be available for purchase, as well as information on her personalized books, tutoring services, storytelling presentations and educational workshops. Plus, enter the raffle to win a book!

Makeup Eraser

Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream

973-879-3645 Makeup Eraser offers a unique makeup removal product. The Makeup Eraser is a very soft cloth that is made of a proprietary blend of polyester, which removes makeup with just water, even waterproof mascara. Products come with a 30-day guarantee and are Leaping Bunny certified—animal cruelty-free.

AT THE EXPO: Discover the magic of the Makeup Eraser, and purchase your very own cloth. Pick up Amplilash mascara, a twotube system that lengthens lashes 500% or Pozz’d, a non-toxic antiaging skincare line including a moisturizer, mist and a mask.

Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of Union

An ice cream shop that prides itself in making all of its ice cream and frozen yogurt on the premises, using the best quality gourmet ingredients available.

AT THE EXPO: Satisfy your sweet tooth, and get your sample of homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt. A perfect topping to a great evening.

Mary Kay Cosmetics Linda Schulz 201-303-0148 DRI VI






2800 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall 908-964-7700 This dealership is unique because it offers an online program, “Mustang Sally’s Now: Driving Women Leadership,” which is designed to envision a bold new way for women to embrace the car buying and service experiences.

476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973-731-6011



AT THE EXPO: Come by the booth for quick auto tips and demonstrations to empower you to manage small car issues as they come up! Learn more about the Mustang Sally’s Now program and pick up some promotional giveaways!

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

AT THE EXPO: Learn how to brighten your look in ten seconds or less, pick up a sample of the Mary Kay cleansing cloth, and put your name in the raffle to win a facial and makeover with $25 gift card (four chances available).

ild for Tomorrow’s Wor Today’s Ch ld g n i t a Educ

MCA is a family of schools established in 1999 to provide a private,

traditional Montessori education. Today we serve more than 450 New Jersey families at three beautiful campus locations. • Modern, Spacious Classrooms • Low Student to Teacher Ratios • Montessori Certified Staff • Elementary Program • AM & PM Preschool • Full Day Kindergarten • 2, 3 & 5-day program • Language & Music Classes • Extended Hours • Enrichment Programs & Summer Camp

Short Hills 973.258.1400

Morristown 973.410.9669

Chatham 973.665.0071

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NCJW- Essex Center for Women

The Math Learning Center Livingston, Summit, Chatham & Westfield 973-377-6284

Linda and Rudy Slucker 70 South Orange Ave, Ste 120. Livingston 973-740-0588

Mathnasium’s summer programs are a great way for students to get a jump on the next school year. When math makes sense,children excel– in the classroom during school, and beyond in life– whether needing to catch up or wanting to get further ahead.

The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit community service that has been at the forefront of social change supporting the needs of women, children, and families in a safe and nurturing environment. The Center offers career services, computer classes, workshops and self-empowerment programs for women, plus support groups for children.

AT THE EXPO: Make Math Skills Bloom in Summer! Stop by to learn more about how Mathnasium’s summer programs can help your student spring forward with a new mastery of mathematics. Enter the raffle for one free summer program membership for a student entering Grades 2 through 12.

AT THE EXPO: Learn more about the wide variety of program offerings in 2016! Talk to professionals about how the Center can help you reach your goals with career services, self-empowerment workshops, computer classes and legal consultations.

New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN)

Milo’s Women’s Accessories 83 Rosedale Rd., Hamden, CT. 06514 203-500-1738

25 South Union Ave, Cranford For locations throughout Northern New Jersey, call 800.930.6759.

Specializing in women’s beautiful accessories, including jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, handbags and handmade ponchos. Fun designs for all women.

The largest outpatient imaging network in New Jersey, NJIN is dedicated to providing patients and referring physicians with a full range of high-quality imaging services performed at state-of-the-art facilities by expert radiologists who have advanced, sub-specialty knowledge.

AT THE EXPO: Enjoy some retail therapy of Milo’s inventory at a 10% discount for Expo attendees. Enter to win a raffle for a handmade poncho.

AT THE EXPO: Don’t miss your chance to discuss updated information on women’s health with a NJIN professional. Learn more about NJIN’s new 3D Genius Mammography. Enter to win a raffle for a luxurious gift basket filled with goodies just for women.

Montclair Radiology 116 Park St. Montclair 1140 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 20 High St. Nutley 271 Grove Ave, Verona 973-661-4674 |

NJ Spine and Joint

For over 70 years, Montclair Radiology has provided families with the highest level of imaging technology and compassionate patient care. Women’s imaging services include the latest technology, 3D mammography, which detects up to 40% more invasive cancers than traditional mammography. The leading provider of advanced MRI and CT imaging services on high field open MRI and the low dose CT scanners.

AT THE EXPO: Montclair Radiology will be providing a wealth of information on their services from 3D Mammography and MRI Services to Low Dose CT services. Come by and share your story, or learn more about scheduling these important appointments.

Montessori Children’s Academy

AT THE EXPO: Stop by and get your posture screened by a professional and learn tips to help take the strain off your back and improve your quality of life. Stay for a therapeutic chair massage, and enter a raffle to win health-related goodies.

246 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-233-2222

The Montessori Children’s Academy provides meaningful, challenging learning experiences to children ages 2 ½ through upper elementary grades in a traditional Montessori environment. They have campuses in Morristown, Chatham and Short Hills.

AT THE EXPO: Observe demonstrations of classroom lessons from each of the five curriculum areas of a Montessori classroom and receive information about the pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary programs. A representative from the Montessori Center for Teacher Development will be present to discuss opportunities for local women to become certified Montessori teachers.

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

Olive That and More

Morristown Campus, 6 Kahn Road, Morristown 973-410-9669


870 Pompton Ave, Ste A-1, Cedar Grove 973-433-0889

Spring 2016

Family owned and operated, Olive That and More is a gourmet specialty store that offers quality extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts and unique gifts. Designed as a tasting store, you are invited to sample flavors from around the world.

AT THE EXPO: Delight your taste buds with seasonal oils and vinegars from all over the world, with flavors ranging from sweet and savory to spicy and citrus flavor profiles. Purchase a gift or discover a new vinegar or oil to use in your cooking.

Parenting Matters

Plastic Surgery Group

28 Morris Ave, Unit DD, Summit 908-516-0831

37 North Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-233-1933

Parenting Expert and Coach, Lisa DiSciullo, helps parents find less stress and more joy in parenting their children through workshops, classes and private coaching. Classes and workshops teach proven strategies developed by the Parent Encouragement Program.

The Plastic Surgery Group offers an array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring and skin care. Dr. Valerie Ablaza, Dr. Allen Rosen and Dr. Barry Citron are among the top plastic surgeons in the New Jersey and New York area.

AT THE EXPO: Enter to win a Parenting Survival Kit, which includes a bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses, a $20 Amazon gift card, and a copy of the book, PARENTING WITH COURAGE AND UNCOMMON SENSE, a book used in Parenting Matters’ classes. Expo attendees will receive a discount for select upcoming programs.

AT THE EXPO: Ever wondered if your skin has suffered damage due to the sun and environment? Get a skin analysis from the state-ofthe-art Skin Reveal machine and learn about your problem areas. Talk to beauty and skin care professionals about steps to take for healthier skin.

Peer Group for Plastic Surgery

Powder Room Beauty Studio

124 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park 973-532-5100

50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair 973-707-7210

The Peer Group is a full service plastic surgery center offering the latest innovations in surgery, nonsurgical procedures, laser and skin care providing an exceptional experience and creating beautiful, natural results.

AT THE EXPO: Feel your best this spring! Enter to win a gift basket, which will include a gift certificate for a Complimentary skincare treatment, plus skincare products. Learn about CoolSculpting and MiraDry from professionals and pick up a gift card for a Complimentary Visia Complexion Analysis and skin care consultation.

The Powder Room Beauty Studio is a Makeover Center offering the very best in personal care, beauty and comfort. We are dedicated to making you look great with a variety of services. Come in and get a full-service treatment to refresh your style and look great for that big event or hot date.

AT THE EXPO: Let Powder Room help you feel beautiful at the Expo. Stop in for eyebrow makeovers, lash clusters and makeup touch-ups.


EVERYTHING Coolsculpting® Injectables Skin Care miraDry® Breast Augmentation Liposuction Latisse®


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Primary Care/Medical Nutrition

Robert M. Bagoff, DMD, LLC

741 Broadway, Newark 973-483-1300

405 Northfield Ave, Ste #202, West Orange (973) 325-9000

Dr. Kavita Kewalramani is a board certified internist who strongly believes in the “food as medicine” philosophy of Hippocrates. She combines her experience in medicine, psychiatry, nutrition and public health to provide comprehensive patient care. Her unique practice integrates primary care, weight loss management and lifestyle counseling services.

For over 30 years at Drs. Bagoff and Gamburg’s painfree and family-oriented general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry practice, patient’s dental expectations have been met and exceeded. It is their job to make your smile shine! They are always accepting and thankful for new referrals.

AT THE EXPO: Take the first step towards achieving health. Stop by to enter to win a raffle for a Fitbit, and learn more about making health a priority in your life.

AT THE EXPO: Get your smile back to beautiful by entering a raffle to win an ”At Home Bleaching Kit”, and do not forget to pick up a goodie bag (while supplies last).

Rodan & Fields

Progressive Personal Training

Samantha Reid 201-247-5280

Marc Oliver-Trainer 25B South Livingston Ave, Livingston 201-704-6126 Progressive Personal Training offers a personalized one-on-one personal training experience that specializes in easy to follow weight loss programs and posture correction.

AT THE EXPO: Conquer your fitness goals in time for summer! Make sure to stop by and enter a drawing for ten free personal training sessions, and talk more with the trainer to get motivated to be your best self!

Samantha Reid is a consultant for the #2 best-selling clinical skincare in the United States. Developed by the doctors who created Proactiv, Rodan & Fields products were created for anti-aging and several other skin conditions.

AT THE EXPO: Learn how the Rodan & Fields Amp Roller with Night Renewing serum can help revitalize your skin. The amp roller uses “microneedling” regenerate collagen in your skin. Purchase on the spot!

RWJBarnabas Health

Rand, Feuer, Klein

95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange 888-724-7123

165 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-582-6200 With more than 25 years in the insurance industry, they understand insurance buyers- what they need and expect- solid coverage, affordable prices and expert advice from an actual person.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. RWJBarnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading healthcare systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety.

AT THE EXPO: Consult with the friendly insurance professionals from Rand, Feuer, Klein and schedule a follow up appointment to discuss your needs.

AT THE EXPO: See page 35 for workshops being conducted throughout the day.

Rare, The Steakhouse

Sandra Troux Mysteries, LLC

440 Main St., Little Falls 973-256-6699

41 Watchung Plaza Ste 88, Montclair Virginia Cornue Ph.D. ph: 973-464-2804 Linda Lombri ph: 973-509-0108

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

Sandra Troux Mysteries is a small Montclairbased publishing company that creates a series of mystery novels centered on three silver sleuths, lifelong friends who solve international mysteries in the tradition of Nancy Drew.

AT THE EXPO: Swing by for samples of delicious comfort foods, one of Rare’s specialties.

AT THE EXPO: Co-authors Virginia Cornue and Linda Lombri (pen name Crystal Sharpe) will offer their three Sandra Troux Mystery novels and a related recipe book for sale at special discounted prices—$12 for each novel and $7 for the recipe book.


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Santangelo Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness Associates, LLC 1 Heather Dr. & S. Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover 973-428-8244 Serving East Hanover and the neighboring communities since 1981, Dr. Santangelo believes that health is a person’s most valuable possession. The team takes a multidisciplinary approach to restore your health and provide you with the tools to stay healthy.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by for a head-to-toe assessment, and tenminute chair massage! Get trauma/pain screening from Dr. Fred to determine any undetected nerve damage. Demo latest technology to locate and break-up scar tissue. Kristen the Acupuncturist will give a pain consultation. Enter the raffle for prizes of a massage, a heavy metal toxicity test, or an adrenal fatigue test.

Say I Do 569 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-227-7722 Every bride is special at this Verona bridal salon. Each bride receives individual attention to assure they find the dress of their dreams. Say I Do also carries gowns for mothers, bridesmaids, flower girls, communions as well as renting tuxedos.

AT THE EXPO: Stop by the booth and learn about the latest in bridal fashion and trends. Say I Do’s staff will be available to answer all your bridal questions.

Sorrelli Jewelry 20 Church Street, Montclair 973-860-1005 Sorrelli is a family-owned jewelry design company founded in 1983, based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Sorrelli offers handcrafted jewelry from genuine semi precious stones and Swarovski crystal.

AT THE EXPO: Register to win a Sorrelli necklace made with Swarovski crystals. Browse and purchase a wide variety of gorgeous jewelry, including prom and bridal designs. Pick up a gift for yourself or someone special in your life, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group Clifton, Little Falls, & Denville 973-256-1065 Owned by Judith Schumacher-Tilton, and comprised of three Chevrolet dealerships located in in Clifton, Little Falls and Denville, Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group has the largest volume dealerships in the state. Serving the community for over 85 years.

AT THE EXPO: Buying a car this year? Learn more about finding the perfect Chevrolet for your lifestyle and budget.


Sponzilli Landscape Group 345 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-244-1410 Sponzilli Landscape Group is an awardwinning landscaping company specializing in both residential and commercial landscaping design, construction and maintenance in the Northern New Jersey and New York City area.

AT THE EXPO: Do not miss your chance to win a complimentary landscape design service ($2000 value), just in time for spring, by entering the Sponzilli raffle. View recent projects and talk with landscape professionals.

Stacy Oberfield, DDS 1129 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-521-7610 Offering comprehensive dental treatments in areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help clients and children achieve a bright and healthy smile.

AT THE EXPO: Enter to win 50 free units of Botox. Be sure to grab a goodie bag filled with samples and learn more about the practice.

Stella & Dot Carla Greengrass Independent Stylist/Founding Leader 201-486-6387 Stella & Dot is a boutique-style accessories company offering flexible entrepreneurship for women. The mission is to give every woman the means to style her own life. Shop our jewelry, host a trunk show or join the revolution!

AT THE EXPO: Browse and try on Stella & Dot’s newest collection of jewelry, bags, sunglasses and more. Get styled for spring and summer, and learn more about their flexible fashion business! Treat yourself or a special someone with a beautiful piece from their collection. Put your name in the raffle to win a special gift!

SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar 34 South Valley Road, West Orange 973-736-7899 A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar featuring live entertainment most nights and special activities throughout the week. SuzyQue’s focusses on friendly, casual service that delivers mouth-watering BBQ to friends, neighbors and family. The BBQ brings together Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and Carolina flavors with hints of the south and creole.

AT THE EXPO: Sample delicious BBQ and sides and chat about upcoming events at SuzyQue’s!

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Vikki Anderson 973-492-3110 As a metaphysician and astrologer for the past 44 years, Vikki Anderson has a solid background in spiritual and holistic health. She is an author, teacher, lecturer, certified hypnotherapist, crystal therapist, certified Advanced Feng Shui practitioner, an interfaith minister, tarot reader and an in-demand presenter.

AT THE EXPO: Vikki Anderson, metaphysician and astrologer, will be doing Tarot card readings for Expo attendees. Pick three cards and you will find out what this year has in store for you! Or if you prefer, you can ask two questions about anything and Anderson will provide you with answers.

Weinstein Lindemann & Weinstein Cynthia Borsella Lindemann, Esq. 101 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland 973-403-6000

AT THE EXPO: If you have questions about the divorce process, stop by this booth, which will be shared with Anthony Prinzo, CVA. Enter a raffle to win a free consultation for legal and forensic accounting services.

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Women’s Golf Association of New Jersey

Cynthia Borsella Lindemann has exclusively practiced family law for more than 15 years, and is an active member of several Family Law associations, including the Executive Committee of the Essex County Family Law Committee. She sits frequently as an Early Settlement Panelist and is certified in Mediation and Conciliation Skills by the State of New Jersey.

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P.O. Box 504, Glen Rock 1-800-846-5376 The Women’s Golf Association of New Jersey (WGANJ) is dedicated to providing the best golfing opportunities in New Jersey to women at all levels of play. WGANJ is committed to continually enhancing member golfing opportunities and benefits through value-added corporate, association, community and other affiliated relationships to promote women’s golf in New Jersey.

AT THE EXPO: Try a hand at our putting green and see your level! Also, play to win a raffle of golf items, including a free membership to Association ($200 value).

We are proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the North Jersey Woman Expo will benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Service

jbws Jersey Battered Women’s Service

Their mission is to protect, assist, and rehabilitate victims and families of domestic violence The JBWS provides: • 24-hour Hotline • 24-hour Safe House • Counseling Services • Legal Assistance • and much more.

Come Out and Support this Important Charity

How Do I Clean…?

Local Cleaning Expert Shares Her Wisdom in New Book By Vanice Gage Donegan, photo by Dan Epstein


t first, it might appear that Ruth Bollo’s passion is cleaning. Yes, she has operated a successful cleaning service for 30 years. Yes, she also has a cleaning consulting business, Clean It Right. Yes, she finds cleaning both enjoyable and therapeutic. All that being true, however, Bollo’s real passion lies with helping people. She loves to share her battle-tested knowledge about cleaning with others. For example, Bollo’s local adult school cleaning classes start with a lecture that soon morphs into a problem-solving session with students. She listens to them describe the ink stains on their sofas and mildew on their siding. Taking notes, she researches solutions

after class and gives personalized advice. Sometimes Bollo even calls to follow-up on how things worked out. Driven by her need to reach even a larger audience, last year Bollo decided to write a book that distills her years of cleaning experience. And so “Clean It Right, The Proper Art of Cleaning” was conceived. Bollo soon learned that writing and polishing her guide is as challenging as getting motor oil out of silk. Working with a local designer and editor, Ruth spent most of 2015 writing, proofreading, rewriting and proofreading again. By December, she finally held her labor of love in her hands.

Ruth Bollo The book is being promoted and for sale all over Essex County, in doctor’s offices, restaurants, gift shops and bookstores as well as via online outlets. Bollo is proud to continue helping people make things sparkle, one clean home at a time.

Lounge Time & Decor and Dance Time Entertainment offer the finest in event lounge furniture and decor design services as well as some of the best in photo booth and interactive photo station entertainment. A few of our services include: • Sofas and Couches • Tables and Chairs

• Lighted Furniture • Illuminated Bars

• Dance Floors • Photo Booths

• Free to Air Photo Stations • DJs and more…

Give us a call at 914-591-2100 to schedule a custom design consultation. You can also visit us online at Spring 2016 43

This Summer… Relax by the Pool Enjoy Live Music

Dine Under the Stars Fabulous Food

Great Parties

Learn to Play Golf and/or Tennis Experience Wine Tastings

Art Classes

Full Family Fun

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Believe in Possibilities


PORTRAITS In the comfort and convenience of your own home!

By Sue Waldman, MA, LPC, BCC, photo by Dan Epstein


en and Women often struggle with keeping love alive. There is always hope that the other person and the relationship will change. Regrettable, the energy once invested in the beginning diminishes significantly leading partners feeling disconnected from one another. Rather than creating joy and alive-ness together, couples are merely co-existing. What is needed for the relationship to grow is vision and intention. It is, then, possible for each partner to shift from a position of selfabsorbtion to EMPATHY, from blame to OWNERSHIP, and from being a source of pain to creating SAFETY,COMFORT and ACCEPTANCE. This process involves exceedingly clear communication. Knowledge, understanding and compassion for the other’s world not only strengthens a couple’s connection, but also opens up new and more expansive possibilities. Most couples who are struggling to stay together, think that for things to improve, extraordinary changes, if not a miracle, have to take place. Most of us are conditioned to believe that these changes need to be made by our partner, not ourselves. But we often don’t realize that we have no control over our partner’s behavior. As a result, we develop a sense of hopelessness about the relationship and think, “If only he or she would change, everything would be wonderful”. The breakthrough comes when we realize by making small changes in ourselves, we can inspire positive changes resulting in feeling more optimistic, hopeful and open to our partners.


Couples can learn to develop skills so they can lovingly navigate the challenging relational journey. Romance can be renewed and love can be celebrated. Getting there is not always easy. Without a compass or a roadmap, it is difficult for couples to find their way. Professional Counseling can help. Contact psychotherapist, Sue Waldman, LPC for a complimentary phone consultation at 973-857-9090.


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Tips for

Spectacular Summer Hair










By Deborah Schapiro, photo by Dan Epstein


air stylists see it every year: As the temperature goes up and daylight lasts longer, hair color gets lighter. Here, Ariella Cianni, Prestigious Stylist (the highest ranking) at Shag86 salon in Little Falls, discusses how to get the perfect sun-kissed locks as well as the latest trends in summer hair. Should women do anything to their hair before going lighter?

Absolutely. I recommend two rounds of conditioning treatment to prepare your hair for any color change. At the salon, I use Goldwell products for color and love their shampoo and conditioner with Kerasilk. Kerasilk is a blend of keratin (a structural protein that is the key component of hair and nails) and liquid silk proteins. Kerasilk closes the cuticle of your hair, which locks moisture within it. It makes hair ridiculously shiny, and also reduces the time it takes to blow it dry.

What are this summer’s trends in hair color? The general trend I have noticed is a move toward subtlety. Hair-painting is still around, but the day-glo colors are pretty much gone. Instead, women looking to lighten their hair are going “bronde.” Just like it sounds, bronde is a combination of blonde and brunette. It is a way for brunettes to incorporate subtle blonde highlights into their hair while letting a lot of their natural color shine through.

What about length? I am seeing a lot of just-below-the-collarbone styles. While trending a bit longer than before, it makes sense. This length works for women of all ages.

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Any other trends? Definitely. Everything is low, whether it’s a braid, a bun or a ponytail. Hair is also sleek and straight, with a middle part. If hair is not perfectly straight, it falls in loose waves rather than tight curls. And since June is the height of wedding season, all of this definitely also applies to bridal looks. The traditional updo worn by a bride is lower than usual; it is also smaller and looser, which makes it more natural-looking. The other major trend is the return of hair accessories. Women are once again wearing bows and small headbands. I have also seen a lot of very pretty jeweled ponytail holders. 46 

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Ariella Cianni

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86 Main Street, Little Falls • 973-837-0086

Is there a perfect summer hairstyle? No—only the perfect hairstyle for each individual client. I always talk with and listen to the client before I do anything. So many factors need to be considered: his or her face shape, skin tone, eye color and lifestyle, are just a few examples.




Karolina Dehnhard, Esq.:










Providing an Overview of Changes in NJ Child Support Law By Susan Wilinski, photo Dan Epstein


he issue of child support can be a significant point of disagreement between a couple, whether just getting divorced or divorced for years. Changes regarding termination of child support have recently been signed into law, further confusing an already complicated part of the separation process. Karolina Dehnhard, Esq., a family law attorney at Budd Larner, P.C. in Short Hills, offers an overview of the new child support law and what to expect in the coming months.

When will the changes in child support law go into effect? On January 19, Governor Christie signed new legislation with regard to the emancipation statute that dramatically impacts upon child support and when/how it terminates. The new law, which takes effect on February 1, 2017, is applicable to all child support orders—whether issued prior to, or after, this effective date.

What is the main basis for the change in the law? The new law is more payor-friendly, providing certainty as to when and how child support will terminate. It implements a form of “capped” age of 23 for termination, replacing the open-ended “moving beyond the sphere of influence of the parents” standard. The new law also alters the rebuttable presumption that child support terminates when a child reaches age 18.

What are terms of the changes in termination? The new law provides that, unless otherwise outlined in a court order or judgment, the obligation to pay child support automatically terminates on the date a child marries, dies or enters into military service. Another change is that child support ceases when a child reaches 19 years of age, unless (1) another age is specified in a court order, but not beyond 23 years old; (2) a written request seeking the continuation of child support is submitted to the court by a custodial parent prior to the child reaching the age of 19; or (3) the child receiving support is in an out-of-home-placement through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in the Department of Children and Families.

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Budd Larner, P.C.,

150 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2703 973-379-4800 • A courtesy consultation is offered to North Jersey Woman readers

What types of requests can a custodial parent make for support to continue beyond the age of 19? A request to extend child support beyond age 19 can be made under any of the following three circumstances: • The child is still enrolled in high school or other secondary program; or • The child is a full-time student in a post-secondary education program and is enrolled for some part of each of any five calendar months of the year; or • The child has a physical or mental disability that existed prior to the child reaching the age of 19, as determined by a federal or State government agency, and requires continued child support.

What about money still owed upon termination? If support arrears exist when child support terminates under the new statute, they will remain due and enforceable. The new law provides steps for securing payment of such arrears.

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Are You a Dental Phobic?












ou are not alone. Statistically over 50% of the American population does not obtain regular dental care. Since 15 to 20% are dental phobics this means approximately 40 million Americans avoid dental care because of fear, anxiety and embarrassment. The dental phobic carries the burden of shame and embarrassment due to their procrastination and neglect. This lack of proper dental care can lead to very serious complications including chronically infected teeth and gums. Additionally, a person’s overall well-being and mental health may be negatively affected.

What should phobic patients know regarding receiving dental care? Dental patients with stress and anxiety should know there are offices that cater to them. One of our goals is to let them know that there is hope. There is a genuine need to get the message out that help is available and our goal is to allow every patient to achieve the smile of their dreams without any stress or anxiety. We treat people the way we would want to be treated. Now people who would not smile, for sometimes as long as 20 years, can feel comfortable with themselves and show off their beautiful teeth.

Are you currently implementing any new technology in your office? If so, why do you believe it is beneficial to a dental phobic patient? One of the biggest changes is the use of the Wand, a computerized anesthesia device that has replaced the dreaded dental syringe. We realized the need for a better way to anesthetize our patients. With the use of the Wand, we can eliminate painful syringe injections from office visits, ease patient anxiety and actually encourage people to have the necessary dental work done. The Wand is a computer controlled delivery system that uses a pen-like plastic hand piece. It truly works like a “magic wand.” It is an injection system that conquers fear, pain and anxiety by delivering anesthesia below a patient’s detectable pain threshold. There is no syringe or discomfort. After only a single experience with the Wand, a patient’s fear levels decrease tremendously. It is a wonderful feeling when a patient tells you,”that was the best injection I’ve ever had or I didn’t feel a thing!” We also offer patients special multi-media glasses that provide an immersive 2-D or 3-D video experience while they are in the dental chair. The cinema glasses help reduce anxiety by visually removing patients from the clinical surroundings and fully immersing them in a video experience. The entertainment and distraction takes the patient’s mind away from the stressful sights and sounds of the dental office and virtually transport them to a place that is more calm and peaceful. 48 

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Dr. Linda Stone Gentle Caring Dentistry

201 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 2C, Livingston, NJ 973-994-3112

What specialized care is provided to the dental phobic? We do everything we can to make our patients enjoy their dental experience. From the pampering spa-like environment to advanced and pain-free technology, such as syringe-free anesthesia our family and cosmetic dental practice changes patients’ lives every day by creating healthy, dazzling smiles. Relaxing nitrous oxide is provided complimentary to all patients. A lot of time is devoted to creating and nurturing a trust between the patient, our office and our staff. We care about our patients and help them to regain the self-confidence and smile they deserve!

What are the most important qualities a phobic patient should look for when choosing a dentist? I believe the 4 C’s are so important to the treatment of a dental phobic- 1) the patient must feel comfortable at all times with all that is going on, 2) the communication between doctor, staff and patient must inure trust, 3) compassion and concern are primary objectives so the patient is at ease and 4) the patient should feel they are in control of the treatment decisions.



Beauty in Balance












r. Valerie J. Ablaze, a partner and Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group, answers common questions about re-contouring your body with a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) procedure. What does a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty procedure accomplish? A tummy tuck leads to a tight, flatter tummy contour by eliminating excess skin and fat. The procedure also narrows the waistline, gets rid of stretch marks on the lower abdomen, and improves the appearance of the navel.

Who is the best candidate for a tummy tuck? I believe the ideal people for this procedure are those who are in relatively good shape and have loose abdominal skin. These candidates include women whose abdominal muscles and skin have been stretched from pregnancies, as well as older women and men who have a loss of skin elasticity due to age or have had significant weight fluctuations.

What is your recommendation for woman planning future pregnancies? The best advice for women who have not completed child bearing would be to hold off on having a tummy tuck, as the vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery will tend to separate again during pregnancy. Also, newly tightened skin will be stretched out with future pregnancies.

Valerie J. Ablaza, M.D. Plastic Surgery Group

37 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 973.233.1933

Where do you perform the tummy tuck procedure? I perform all tummy tuck procedures under general anesthesia in our outpatient surgery center. If a person prefers, the procedure can be performed in a hospital setting where they can stay overnight for recovery.

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Casual Chic By Judi Rothenberg

What do you wear when the dress code is “Casual Chic”? We challenged two NJ stylists to answer the question.

FOR HIM: You can’t get more basic than jeans and a plaid shirt but stylist, Joy Chang, transforms these favorites into a handsome ensemble. Chang, a personal stylist and managing partner for J. Hilburn Men’s Custom Clothing, creates the magic by adding a light blue hopsack jacket and premium leather accessories. All pieces available at


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Dapper Dan

Richly Walnut

Sophisticated but not stuffy, 100% wool sports jacket picks up the blue running through the linen blend plaid shirt. Pair with DL chinos in Stone (as shown) or dark wash denim. Don’t forget the pocket square!

Tie the look together with matching belt and slip-on loafers in walnut toned leather.

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FOR HER: A denim jacket is a fashion workhorse! Personal stylist, Elaine Yu, of Simply Chic Styling, says it can top more than tees and jeans. Yu likes the contrast of a structured and distressed jean jacket with an airy, soft, silk romper. She adds another layer of texture with suede platform sandals in blush, one of the spring’s freshest colors.

Double-Duty Denim A foundation piece for any wardrobe, distressed and faded Jean Shop Denim Jacket, Bloomingdale’s Short Hills

Romp Around the Clock Flattering and feminine; tropical print silk romper from Joie, exclusive to Bloomingdale’s Spring 2016

Accent with Accessories Complete the look with retro platform sandals by Loeffler Randall, Links of London Grace Drop Earrings, Michael Kors Slim Runway Navy Watch, Tory Burch Doublewrap Cuff, and Grace Atelier De Luxe Babette Bucket Bag. Bloomingdale’s Short Hills 51


Longwood Gardens

NURTURING THE NURTURER: A Great Escape Weekend in the Brandywine Valley


any of today’s moms are not only parenting but also in the work force, juggling the demands of both lives and dealing with the resulting stress. Others are doing a balancing act: carpooling, running errands and volunteering at school and civic organizations.

It Takes a Village …

As Mother’s Day approaches, pampering mom (even if the mom is you) with a rejuvenating spa getaway can be a healthy change from flowers, candy and typical Hallmarkinspired expressions of love and gratitude. Plus, if you, too, can join mom for a healthy dose of escapism, spending quality time with each other is a bonus.

Amidst a sprawling village of 19th Century houses and natural splendor, The Inn’s warm and welcoming cottages capture the spirit of another era. It exudes a decidedly home-like feel, with a unique mix of antique furnishings, private porches, gas fireplaces and a kitchenette with microwave, fridge, sink and complimentary coffees, teas, sodas and water. Nice touch! Other amenities include free Internet and a common great room fireplace/sitting area that is a cozy gathering spot, complete with a stash of Hershey kisses, honor bar and big-screen TV.

Consider Brandywine Valley. This enchanting area where Delaware meets Pennsylvania has attractions to please everyone’s favorite nurturer: art, history mansions, not to mention that shopping mecca—QVC. 52 

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Start with choosing a centrally-located home base that exudes comfort and charm while providing modern day amenities and comforts. The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa, Wilmington, Delaware, is that and more! (www.

This being my breakaway treat, once settled in our comfy nest, the promise of The Inn’s restorative facial for me (including hands and feet) and relaxing massage for hubby were perfect prescriptions for finding balance. Soothed into serenity, we about floated back to our room. Of note: a Mother/Daughter package encourages that special bond enjoying side-by-side Signature Massages in a private treatment room. The royal treatment continued into the evening, as treasuring the joy of each other’s company, we savored a superb, four-course, candlelit supper at the on-premise, renowned Krazy Kat’s Restaurant. Housed in a renovated blacksmith’s shop, its whimsical décor is a kick with tigerprint chairs and portraits of military-garbed cats and dogs. Service is impeccable, the menu stellar! Day Two… a hearty Krazy Kat breakfast… quick review of the “Brandywine Valley Guide,”… a handful of complimentary kisses for the road, and we set off to explore Longwood Gardens ( It’s a blooming fantasy, where enchanting fountains dance at intervals and you can catch performances in the picturesque setting of a cascading waterfall. As color emerges to paint the landscape in vibrant hues, dogwood, wisteria and over 240,000 tulips will herald Spring’s arrival—a perfect backdrop for a Mother’s Day lunch. Next stop—The Brandywine River Museum of Art, and different masterful creations. Three generations of Wyeths lived and painted the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford. The Brandywine houses an extensive collection of their work. Do include the museum’s tour of Andrew Wyeth’s home and studio where he painted many of his important works. His library is astounding. So, too, his massive toy soldier collection, but his studio trumps all with his original palette, paints and entire set up intact. Shuttles depart from the museum. ( Inn and Spa at Montchanin Village

Andrew Wyeth’s Studio Photo by Louise B. Hafesh

Back at The Inn, we lounged by the fire and enjoyed complimentary tea and biscotti, relaxing before a big night on the town—dinner and a play at Farmhouse Bistro at Peoples Light. ( This is not your run of the mill, overcrowded dinner theatre. First off, in a country inn setting, The Bistro serves a delightful creative, tasty and reasonable ($39) prix fixe menu. Afterwards, in a beautifully restored 18th century barn where no seat is more than 60 feet from the stage, Pennsylvania’s largest professional non-profit theatre (People’s Light), showcases local theatre at its best. Truly memorable! Lights, camera, shop… Day Three had us in West Chester, Pennsylvania for a behind the scenes look at QVC Studios. Fun and educational, the highlight was a video of on air “faux pas.” Too funny! The tour finishes in the QVC store. Need I say more? ( For our last evening, we reserved a table at an area hot spot—Portabello at Kennett Square. It did not disappoint! A lovely husband and wife team, (former New Jerseyans, by the way) Master Chef Brett and Sandra went out of their way to make our night special. They sat us at the open chef’s table, where we witnessed culinary magic first hand. From the bread (shipped daily from Brooklyn) to the delicious bisque chock full of lobster meat and mouthwatering Ossa Buco, it is truly an epicurean find and wonderful way to top off an extraordinary getaway! ( FREE EVENT GUIDE: The Chester County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau (

Louise B. Hafesh is an award–winning writer and contemporary realist artist. The president of AdVantage Publication Services, Inc., an editorial syndicate for regional and national publications, she can be reached at

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