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A low key evening hopefully, with friends.

At Saint Croix, on the beach!





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10 Inside Essex Exciting news and happenings in the area

15 Calendar of Events

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29 Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Shop Local  Give Local— Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

38 Catholic School Open House Directory

52 Health & Beauty 52 Breaking Bad Habits 55 Health & Beauty Profile—Lash House 57 In the Marketplace— St. Joseph Children’s Hospital 58 Have You Heard… 59 Diamond Minds

66 Bon Appétit Samba—A Lively Taste of Brazil

68 Restaurant Guide


75 Real Estate Watch October 2012 Home Sales

78 Local Home Services



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17th Annual Coat Drive


or the past 17 years, Jersey Cares, an Essex Countybased charitable and volunteer organization, has hosted a coat drive. Pairing with companies, public servants, churches, schools and other organizations across the state to collect coats and jackets for those in need. The coat drive officially kicked off November 15, and will continue through December 15. This year, in light of the hurricane, more men, women, children and babies are in need of warm coats and jackets this season. Designated drop-off locations have been established across our area. At the end of the drive, coats will be sorted and distributed to local service agencies for distribution. If you, your family or your business would like to serve as a drop-off point or for a complete and up-to-date list of drop-off locations, please visit the Jersey Cares website. If you, your family or your business would like to serve as a dropoff point or for a complete and up-to-date list of drop-off locations, please visit the Jersey Cares website. Jersey Cares is located at 494 Broad Street in Newark. They can be reached at 973-424-1091 or by visiting

New Medical Aesthetician


he medical cosmetic practice of Dr. Janet Neigel, has welcomed a new medical aesthetician to their staff of highly trained professionals. Ally Stajek, a licensed aesthetician and passionate cosmetologist, has joined the team after extensive training in her native Brazil. In 2008, Stajek became licensed after completing the Capri Institute of Cosmetology. She offers client’s medical grade services from the Neigel Center’s comprehensive menu of spa treatments which include facials, peels, microdermabrasion, and a variety of spa packages. Ally’s Signature Package “Back to the Basics” consists of a cleansing facial, hand and foot treatment, Visia Skin Analysis, and an at home skin care regimen. Please feel free to contact the office today for your complementary Visia skin analysis. Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 204, West Orange 973-325-7779 •

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n Thursday, November 15, the Kessler Foundation hosted a benefit for the many Hurricane Sandy victims in our area. The event, Rebuilding Lives After Hurricane Sandy: A Benefit for People with Disabilities was held at The Grove in Cedar Grove and directly benefitted those with disabilities in our area. The evening featured comedian Jeff Norris, 80s cover bands The Emulators and The Platinum Band, raffles, prizes, boardwalk games, caricature artists and a Jersey Shore-themed menu. Ben Vereen, a former Kessler patient, emceed the event. The event helped those in need who were affected by the storm replace wheelchairs, vehicles, ramps, housing and facilities. Approximately 200 attended the event, which raised over $28,000. Additionally, Norris will be donating all proceeds from his upcoming performances for the next year to this relief effort. Roger DeRose, President and CEO of the Kessler Foundation said, “The impact of this historic storm on people with disabilities must not be overlooked.” The Kessler Foundation is located at 300 Executive Drive, Suite 70 in West Orange. They can be reached at 973-324-8362 or by visiting www.Kessler



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Manor House Furniture Opens in Fairfield


he high quality furniture design service that customers have come accustomed to at the Colts Neck Manor House, has now expanded to Fairfield. The Manor House [staff] works with you to ensure maximum value for your investment. Specializing in timeless design, the one-stop-shop experience offers custom, high quality home furnishings and décor for your unique taste and lifestyle. The Fairfield location, which opened its doors over the summer, continues to uphold Colts Neck Manor House’s reputation for the finest and unique furnishings. Replete with upholstery, cased goods, custom window treatments, rugs, décor, lighting and bedding, their customer-service oriented staff work to help their customers truly complete their spaces. “Let us capture your sense of style,” store owner Rasha Zahran says. “The Manor House welcomes you to join their family.” Additionally, this holiday season, to show their appreciation to their customers, Manor House will be offering 20-50% off all floor models in both locations. Manor House Furniture • 461 Route 46 West, Fairfield • 973-521-7282 Colts Neck Manor House • 425 Highway 34 North, Colts Neck • 732-414-2552

Re-launch of Diabetic Foot Care Center


r. Simon Becker has expanded his West Orange office. The office has grown to include the entire first floor, nearly doubling the space available to patients. In the expansion, Dr. Becker and his staff have ensured that the space is completely handicap accessible. Streamlined check-in and check-out has resulted from the expansion of the reception space to almost triple its former size. New features include a new room designed with diabetic shoes and a TOG™ Gait Scan for orthotics, an exam room for vascular and NCV testing, X-Ray, two whirlpools, and a minor surgery room including laser treatment. In addition to the expansion, Dr. Becker also marked his 17th year in business. To celebrate, Dr. Becker and his staff offered invited guests and his patient’s snacks and a gift tote bag that included calendars and pens. A banner congratulating Dr. Becker on his 17 years in business hangs in their newly expanded reception area. Dr. Becker and his staff welcome new patients-both adult and pediatric, and encourage you to contact their office for more information. Dr. Simon Becker 667 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 1, West Orange • 973-736-4030 24-20 Broadway, Suite 4, Fair Lawn • 201-797-3310


In the Best of Essex section of our November issue, it was stated that Thomas Ma started TS Ma Chinese Cuisine of Upper Montclair in 1986 with his brother Steve, when in fact they opened a restaurant in Manhattan back in 1986. T.S. Ma of Upper Montclair with its fresh, healthy and authentic cooking style was founded by Thomas independently in 2006 and has won the Best of Essex title consecutively, for the past four years. In the Best of Essex section of our November issue, it was stated that Hardbodyz Fitness was called Hardbodyz Fitness Studio, which is in correct. The correct business name is Hardbodyz Fitness. Winter 2012 11


Valley Jewelers’ “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway:

“Have You Seen Our Elf Today?”


The Authentic Taste of Naples


hef Gennaro Romeo returns to West Caldwell bringing his signature Italian fare and authentic cuisine. The former chef of Italianisimo along with owners Tom and Bonnie Graziano have combined thirty years of restaurant experience to open Gennaro’s Cucina, a family-friendly restaurant that offers exceptional food at an outstanding value. Patrons that dine in the casual Italian bistro-like restaurant can expect an array of family recipes that have been passed down from Gennaro’s mother and grandmother back in Naples. Specialties include Chicken Balsamico, Filet of Sole Marechiaro, as well as gourmet pizzas and traditional Italian classics. Chef Romeo’s legendary meatballs and Grandma’s pie have developed a cult following since the restaurant opened its doors. Offering take-out, delivery and on and offpremises catering, you can expect excellent customer service, top-quality ingredients and superb prices at this great find in West Caldwell. Gennaro’s Cucina is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers delivery. Major credit cards are accepted. It’s a B.Y.O.B. The restaurant is available for parties and off-premise catering. Gennaro’s Cucina 40 Clinton Road, Broadway Square Plaza, West Caldwell 973-287-6307 •


eptember 2012 marked the start of a very special year for MKA – the 125th anniversary of Montclair Academy (1887); one of our three founding schools, together with The Kimberley School (1906) and Brookside (1925). Under the leadership of Committee Chairs Marla Higginbotham, a current parent of three MKA students, and Jenny Zagariello, a former faculty member and parent of an alumna in the class of 2005, a yearlong celebration that will involve students, parents, faculty, alumni, friends and neighbors in a variety of events has been planned to celebrate this milestone in school history.



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his month, Valley Jewelers owners Craig and Maureen Brady have only one question: “Have You Seen Our Elf Today?” They are excited to spread some holiday cheer as their way of saying “Thank You” for voting them 2012‘s Best Jewelry Store in Best of Essex. Twelve times before Christmas, “Elf ” Craig Brady will be giving away jewelry to lucky individuals in various public places in the Montclair area. The Valley Jewelers “Elf ” will be passing out a variety of items hand-picked from the store, including a Pandora bracelet, a gents’ Eco-Drive watch, a ladies’ Toy Watch, Honora pearls, and more. “Craig won’t quite morph into the elf pictured, but he will be wearing a red scarf and carrying a Valley Jewelers shopping bag,” added Mrs. Brady. Visitors to their Upper Montclair store and fans of their business on Facebook should keep their eyes peeled for hints as to where the “Elf ” might show up. You just might be one of the lucky ones. Mr. Brady reminds, “Keep your eyes peeled. And remember – December is ‘Be kind to elves’ month!” Valley Jewelers 219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-746-0505

From MKA’s opening student body of 32 boys, to today’s enrollment of 1040, the School has remained true to its mission to provide an innovative and excellent education that prepares students to take their place in the world as active, empowered and informed citizens. Celebrating 125 years provides a unique opportunity for all, not only to look back at that remarkable legacy, but also to look forward to a future that guarantees that MKA will continue to graduate students who are confident, prepared and able to be everything they can. The schools can be reached at 973746-9800 or by visiting their website at

A Special Thank You for 30 Years


Celebrating 12 Years of Caring

agelwich Bagel Bakery and Deli marks their 30th year in business. Owned and operated by Rosanne and Frank Oldewurtel, the shop will celebrate by turning back the prices to 1982. On December 11th and 12th, customers new and old will be charged only 25 cents per bagel, the price Bagelwich charged thirty years ago when they opened their doors. “If you are a traditional bagel lover, you will love our bagels,” Frank says. “We make them the old fashioned way with our own family recipe.” For Rosanne, the anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect. “I enjoy when the kids come in after school,” she said. “It’s the highlight of my day.” It also gives her and her husband opportunity to show their appreciation. “We are extremely excited to give back to the community and our loyal customers and friends,” they said. “This our simple way of saying ‘thank you’ for always supporting us. Our customers have truly become like family, and we are grateful for the opportunity to get to know each one on a personal level.”


iberty Home Care, a home health care company celebrates its 12th year in business. Founded in 2000 by a Registered Nurse, Liberty Home Care has been offering clients hourly care, live-in care, nursing, companions, certified aides, showering assistance, meal preparation, and more. Inspired by the founder’s time working in nursing homes, hospitals and providing in-home care, the family-owned and operated business has prided itself on offering high quality care provided by highly skilled and qualified professionals. The business, which is located in Maplewood, services Essex, Bergen, Union, Hudson, and Morris Counties and looks forward to providing this essential care service going forward. Liberty Home Care is located at 1859 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood. They can be reached at 973-761-8900 or by visiting

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CALENDAR of EVENTS D E C E M BE R 2 0 1 2 / J A N U A RY 2 0 1 3 THROUGHOUT DECEMBER Women’s Workshops December programs include: Top 10 Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them; Reducing Stress Through Meditation. Please call for date and time. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit for more information.

“Where It Falls,” by ”Exhibit “Where It Falls,” an exhibition of recent work by photographer Emma Wilcox that examines issues of environmental justice, land usage, eminent domain and the role of individual meaning in the creation of local history, will be on view. Runs thru Dec. 14. Mon thru Fri 10am-5pm, Sun Dec 2 &9 Noon-4pm. William Paterson University Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne. Call 973-720-2654 for information.

Yoga at Van Vleck Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes in the living room of Van Vleck House are open to students at all levels. Bring your own mat. Full series runs through December 10. 9:30-10:45am, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-7444752 or email

Financial Fitness For Women & Law Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a financial or legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit for more information.

Mike + Ruthy at Outpost in the Burbs. December 7, 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-6560 or visit

Mexican And Mexican-American Art Mexican and Mexican-American artists contrast the traditional with the cutting edge AND the high-brow with the low-brow in “Mexicanisimo Through Artists’ Eyes,” on view. Runs thru Dec. 14. Mon. thru Fri. 10am-5pm, Sun Dec. 2 &9 Noon-4pm. William Paterson University Galleries, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Ave, Wayne. Call 973-720-2654 for information. (continued on page 16) Events and dates subject to change. Vicinity Media Group is not responsible for changes.

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Matilda Tickets A great gift idea. The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is offering a dinner and theatre trip package to see the new Broadway hit that’s perfect for the whole family, Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s book. The trip is set for Sunday, May 3, 2013. The cost of trip includes brunch at the Oakeside Mansion, round-trip bus transportation, front mezzanine seats, and all taxes and tips. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield.


Mi Casa, Tu Casa By popular demand, the Mi Casa band and storytellers are back with new songs and stories in this multicultural and bilingual performance. Sing, dance and celebrate in this treat for the entire family. Runs through Dec. 16. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd, West Orange. For show dates and times or to purchase tickets call 973395-5551 or visit

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Computer Classes For Women Computer training is available to women at all levels. Classes scheduled for December: Intro to WORD; Intermediate WORD; PowerPoint. Call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit for more information.

Job Readiness & Career Quest Ongoing program that assists women in becoming “job ready,” and successfully finding employment. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit for more information.

Parashat HaShavuah Led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin Medieval and modern commentaries are used in traditional weekly study of the Torah portion reading the text as canon, narrative, allegory and a contemporary source of understanding and insight. 9-9:45am. Every Sat. before services. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973- 994-2290 for more information.

Animal Artifacts Get a close up look and feel of a snake shed, turtle shells, preserved animal specimens, animal skulls and bones, and much more during this hands-on exploration. Runs through Dec. 1:30-3pm. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. For more info, visit

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Temple B’nai Abraham’s Junior Youth Group, for children in Grades 3-6. Sunday, December 1 (special concert) and Wednesday, December 5, Thursday, December 6 & 13. 6pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. To inquire regarding Kidz Connect membership, please call Arleen Lichtenstein at 973-994-3950 or visit website at

Presidential Wine Tasting Set politics aside and taste some of the wines our past presidents favored. JoAnn LoGiurato of Dancing on Grapes leads this event. 4-6pm. Reservations recommended. The Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Rd, Montclair. Call 973-744-1796, email or visit

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The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell invites area residents to open the Christmas season at a free Advent Festival. Participants can visit a dozen different craft stations to make ornaments and other decorations. Afternoon concludes with a brief devotional time and a carol sing marking the First Sunday of Advent. Materials provided and volunteers on hand to help with each craft project. 2-4:30pm, First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. Call 973-228-0310 for information.

Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio and TV. There’s a different show every time. The special guests will be the internationally acclaimed comedy troupe The Nat Turner Revue. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm, show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd, Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more information and reservations.

Super Sunday 2013 Make calls, donate blood, sign up for the bone marrow registry, contribute to the food drive, or make Hanukkah a little brighter for someone in need. Super Sunday is the day the community comes together to raise the funds needed to answer the most pressing needs facing members of our Greater MetroWest community. 9am-8pm. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Rt. 10, Whippany. For information, call 973-929-3010 or visit

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Conductor Keith Lockhart with special guests Five by Design and narrator Meredith Vieira reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without NJPAC’s annual visit from America’s most beloved musical ensemble. Lockhart will lead a traditional holiday program, drawn from a repertoire of Christmas classics, Broadway show tunes and American standards. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.


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Grace Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Service of Music in support of The Salvation Army. The evening will feature three Bach Cantatas performed by The Choir of Grace Church with Orchestra and Soloists. All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army. 4pm. Grace Presbyterian Church, 153 Grove St, Montclair.

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Potato Latke Party Join Marla Mendelsohn, who will guide your preparation of 4 delicious potato latke recipes that everyone will love in this hands-on cooking class. Registration is required. 11am1:30pm. King’s Cooking Studio, Short Hills Kings, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. For more information, call 973-258-4009 or visit

Temple B’nai Abraham Special Lecture Guest speaker Uri Regev, Director Of Hiddush, discusses Religious Freedom in Israel: Fantasy or Reality? 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973-9942290 or visit website at www.tbanj. org.

Temple B’nai Abraham Sisterhood Judaica Shop The Sisterhood Judaica Shop will be open on a special schedule for Hanukkah shopping needs. Weekdays, Monday, December 3- Friday December 8, 10am-Noon (Hours vary daily). Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973994-2290 or visit

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The New Moon Reading Series at Luna Studio allows audiences to get up close and personal at a script reading of new work by professional actors. Each reading is followed by a talkback with the playwright. This month’s reading is Love and Run by Kirby Fields. First Monday of every month. 7:30pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd, West Orange. For more information, visit

Big Bold Business Authors Speaking Engagement Susana Fonticoba, Rosanna Imbriano and Caryn Starr-Gates, contributing authors of the Big Bold Business Advice book will be speaking at the statewide NJ Association of Women Business Owners (NJWABO) Open House. Event topic will be Plan Your Power Marketing for 2013. 9:30amNoon. Rutgers Inn and Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. For information or tickets please visit details.asp?id=277227.

New Moms’ Circle Event Women’s Health at Saint Barnabas offers this support group led by a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in post partum adjustment. Free. Registration required. 10am. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5360 to register.

Breastfeeding Support Group Women’s Health at Saint Barnabas sponsors this free workshop to help new moms achieve the confidence and skills needed for a satisfying nursing experience. Free. Advanced registration required. 11:30am. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5360 to register.

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Thad R. Denehy, MD, Gynecologic Cancer and Pelvic Surgery, will review what screenings are needed and available treatments. Free, registration required. 7pm. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 to register or visit

Arts & Eats for Justice Gala

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Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), will host its 8th Annual Arts & Eats for Justice Gala. VLJ provides comprehensive pro bono legal services to economically-disadvantaged adults, children and families in NJ to ensure fair and equal treatment within the legal system. The Gala will feature gourmet cuisine from the area’s top restaurants and live jazz. Proceeds are earmarked for VLJ’s extensive programming, educational seminars on various legal matters, and direct representation for at-risk individuals facing critical civil legal issues. 6:30-9:30pm. Montclair Art Museum, Montclair. For information, contact Dannielle Leigh at or 973-645-1951 x116.

If Chanukah were happening today, who would the players be and what would we think about them? A discussion with Rabbi Robert Tobin. Free and open to the community at B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Call 973-731-0160 for information.

Holiday Greens Workshop Get into the spirit of the holidays by crafting natural garland and wreaths from Greenwood’s assortment of evergreen clippings. 10am-12pm. December 5 also. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills. Call 973-258-4026 for more information.

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A Pampering Knead invites you to ”Good Girls Night Out”. Good cause, good people, good times! Join in an intimate evening of mini massages, Moroccan henna, sangria, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and shopping! Local artists and designers selling handmade unique and affordable gift ideas! Entry: one warm item to be donated to Hurricane Sandy victims. A Papering Knead at Salon Paradiso, 261 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. Call 973-710-6833 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 Maternity Orientation Free seminar designed for expecting mothers interested in or planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Registration not required. 7:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston. Call 973-322-5360 registration or visit www.barnabashealthcalendar. org/sbmc.

Weight Loss Surgery Options Information for those who have tried and failed to lose weight, have a BMI of over 40 or a BMI of over 35 with obesity-related medical problems or are 80-100 pounds overweight. 6pm. Free. Registration required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston. Call 973-322-7433 or

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. Advanced registration required. 7:30pm. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston. To register call 973-322-5745 or visit

Home for the Holidays, a festive tour of interiors of some of Montclair’s lovely homes all decked out for the Holidays. Food tastings, cookie decorating, tabletop settings and more. Tickets are $35 for the tour; $75 for tour and celebrity breakfast. All proceeds to support the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence. 10am-3pm. Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, 22 Valley Rd, Montclair. Go to www.mfee. org to purchase tickets or call 973 -509-4021 for information and sponsorship opportunities.



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Holiday Decorating— Swag Workshop Inspiration for this hands on workshop begins with a look at natural decorations created by Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck Gardens. Each participant will create a swag to take home, using materials collected on the Van Vleck grounds. Also on Dec. 7. 10am-noon, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail Registration deadline Nov. 26.

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21st Annual Santa Claus Special Celebrate the Wonderful Christmastime Spirit and Joy with a ride on the “Santa Claus Special,” a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with Old Saint Nick onboard. Also Dec. 8 & 9 and Dec.15 & 16. Departures at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. 1 Railroad Plaza (at the Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd), Whippany. (continued on page 20)


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Works-a-Foot 2012 Dance Show

Enjoy a unique opportunity to shop early for distinctive holiday gift items created by local artisans and designers. 10am-6pm. Through Dec. 8. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. Visit for more information.

Lacordaire Academy Wreath Workshop

The first dance show of the season includes works by guest artists and Montclair State University dance faculty. Featured will be the edgy and humorous Runaway by Larry Keigwin, which playfully explores our fascination with beauty. The 2012-13 New Works Initiative recipient, Rebecca Stenn, will choreograph and direct her original dance-theatre piece inspired by Harold Pinter’s Silence. Works by guest artist Earl Mosley and faculty members Beth McPherson, Karen Gayle, Jay T. Jenkins and Jessica DiMauro will round out the program. Runs thru Dec. 9. 7:30pm. Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair. For tickets or more information, visit

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Lacordaire Academy is hosting a Christmas Wreath Workshop with gourmet foods and fabulous gift raffles. Admission includes all refreshments, a 24inc mixed fresh greens wreath with a decorations kit and plenty of holiday cheer. Reservations requested. 7pm. Lacordaire Academy Campus, 155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair. For reservations and information call 973-744-1156 x27 or visit

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Join Miriam Moran Shankman for Tai Chi in Van Vleck House overlooking the beautiful gardens. Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health, relaxation and self-cultivation. Tai Chi may be adapted to suit nearly anyone, regardless of physical condition. Full series runs through Dec. 19. 9:30-10:30am. 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail

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Meditation Night for Women

Meditation brings us not only to totally new inner experiences, but helps us also to transform our dayto-day life into a better, more meaningful and more fulfilling life. Advanced registration required. 7-8 pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973-857-9090 or visit

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 A Winter Holiday Concert Musical performances by the Seton Hall University Orchestra and Choir. 7:30pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. For more information, call 973-313-2787 or visit

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Trash becomes treasure when these five innovative, Vancouver-based drummers deliver a performance of pulse-pounding percussion—a world where human athleticism meets eco-power. Intricate rhythms are pounded out using over 145 unique, mobile sculptures created from industrial scrap metal. 10am and 12:30pm. Also Dec. 7. Grades 4-8. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

What to Do for Back & Leg Pain Christopher Zarro, MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon at The Spine Institute at Saint Barnabas, will explain the latest conservative and surgical treatments for back and leg pain. 7pm. Free. Advanced registration required. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 to register or visit

Entertaining Hors d’oeuvres Workshop Whether you need a few hors d’oeuvres to complement a dinner party or you would like to create this entire collection for a special occasion, this workshop provides the practice, techniques and recipes to raise your entertaining skills to new heights. 6:30-10:30pm. Short Hills Kings, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information. (continued on page 22)


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Early Childhood Open House The JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Department will be holding an open house for those interested in learning about JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Programs and camps for 2, 3, 4-year-olds, and kindergarten. The Open House will also include a Question & Answer Session and tours of the Early Childhood Center. 10-11am & 7:30-8:30pm. Sharon and Stephen Seiden Early Childhood Center at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. For more information, please contact Grace Kaplan at 973-530-3468 or

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Led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin, the group will discuss Children of the Ghetto by Israel Zangwill. An early Zionist, this novel, his most famous, traces the daily life in the London equivalent of our own Lower East Side, only with a more jaundiced eye than we might expect. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Please contact the Temple office at 973- 994-2290 or visit book-group.


Jon Stewart In Conversation Presenting “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in conversation with Stephen Colbert, a Montclair resident. The all-ages show will begin at 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair. Call 973-783-9500 for more information. FREE ESTIMATES

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The Center and Kathy Reed Productions will present their latest murder mystery dinner theatre event, Murder Under the Mistletoe. Join us for this crowd-pleasing seasonal favorite and celebrate the Holidays with our festive Costumed Actors and Seasonal Music. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield. Call 973-429-0960 for information.

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Hot off his successful European tour, the performance will feature a 5-piece band, including Lou Reed, Tony ‘Thunder’ Smith, Rob Wasserman, Kevin Hearn and Aram Bajakian. Lou and the band will perform material from his entire career, ranging from the Velvet Underground to his recent Metallica collaborative album, Lulu. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St, Englewood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit

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Join the early service with an emphasis on singing and congregational participation. At the post-service dinner, the guest speaker will be John Schreiber, President, New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Schreiber will be discussing “NJPAC in Newark— Where America’s most diverse arts community comes together…and why that matters.” Services: 6:30 PM, Dinner & Symposium: 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. For information, call 973994-2290 or visit

Mike + Ruthy at Outpost in the Burbs

With their arsenal of fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele and their hallmark harmony singing, Mike + Ruthy create songs as lyrically sophisticated as Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen and as harmonically beautiful as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings or Simon & Garfunkel. 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St, Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-6560 or visit

Fish Feeding Frenzy Join the Liberty Science Center in Our Hudson Home to learn about the history of the Hudson River and see Animal Husbandry experts feed the fish! Recommended for all ages. Runs throughout December. 1pm. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. For more information, visit

Conversational Spanish Classes Now registering for the winter session. New Beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate classes. Learn to speak or improve your conversational skills in a small group setting. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2C, W. Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843 or visit

NECC Holiday Luncheon The North Essex Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual holiday reception and luncheon at The Manor in West Orange. Admission includes hot and cold lunch, seafood bar, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. Vendors will be present for the purchasing of gifts and to begin your holiday shopping. 12-2pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange. Advanced registration is required, call 973-226-5500 or visit

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New York Philharmonic When the New York Philharmonic returns to NJPAC, it brings with it a spectacular new conductor, the young Slovakian Juraj Valcuha, in his debut engagement with the orchestra. Valcuha currently holds the post of chief conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino. The beloved, ever-youthful Watts’ appearance celebrates, incredibly, the 50th anniversary of his sensational New York Philharmonic debut. With Leonard Bernstein conducting. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Montclair Women’s Club Discussion Presenting Tia Avery Executive Director of the Interfaith Hospitality Newtwork of Essex County. The discussion will be about the parternship of volunteers working to help NJ’s homeless and low income families. 1:30pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St, Montclair. For more information, call 973-783-6226.

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Youth Orchestras of Essex County Auditions

Youth Orchestras of Essex County, the longest-operating youth orchestra in New Jersey, aims to provide musically talented students, ages 7-18, the opportunity to participate in an affordable, high-level orchestra experience and cultivate a lifelong love of music. More than 70 young musicians from Essex County, led by outstanding conductors and coaches, perform twice a year at SOPAC as well as at various community functions. For audition informaiton, please visit

Trunk Show Come see the Lafayette 148, NYC pre-spring trunk show featuring sportswear. Runs through Dec. 8. Susanne N, 193 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair. For more information call 973-746-4800.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 Christmas Bazaar Food, fun, prizes. Shop for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers from local merchants, vendors and community members. 10am-5pm. Sunday Dec. 8. 9am-2pm. Church Of The Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Ave, Montclair. Call 973-509-1111 for information.

Essex County Holiday House Tour Special tours incorporate the holiday traditions as well as the stories of the houses and the people who lived there. Begin at the Nathaniel Crane house where the less “foppery” reigned, see the Israel Crane house decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then move forward in history to the Charles Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection of Christmas decorations and antique toys. The Israel Crane House and the Nathaniel Crane House, 108 Orange Rd, Montclair. The Charles Shultz House–Evergreens, 30 North Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973744-1796 for information, email at or visit

Cinderella Confidential The prince has the shoe. He’s ready to wed. But who’s the woman behind the foot? Two investigative reporters compete for the scoop of the century, interviewing story book celebrities in this no-holds-barred expose of the timeless love story and what it means to find and tell the truth. 1:30pm. Also on December 8&9 at 1:30 and 3:30pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-9752 or visit

21st Annual Santa Claus Special

Celebrate the Wonderful Christmastime Spirit and Joy with a ride on the “Santa Claus Special”, a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with Old Saint Nick on board. Tickets for this annual Christmas tradition make great gifts for the kids and the entire family. Departures at 1, 2, 3, & 4pm. Also Dec. 9, 15 & 16. Whippany Railroad Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza (at the intersection of Route 10 W & Whippany Rd), Whippany. For tickets and information call 973-887-8177 or visit


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Winter Holiday Brunch Chef Maureen Rosin has developed this great menu for her holiday brunch, so invite a grown up to help you prepare this meal that is bigger than breakfast and better than lunch! Ages 9-12 with adult. Menu highlights include Blueberry walnut loaves; strata casserole; breakfast sandwiches; holiday cocoa and freshly squeezed orange juice. 10am-Noon. Short Hills Kings, Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-2584009 for information.

Artisan’s Gift Market 2012 The Creative Women’s Collective, a NJ-based group of local artists, artisans and crafters, has announced that the Artisan’s Gift Market 2012, a free annual event now in its 9th year. 10am- 4pm. Glen Ridge Congregational Church,195 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. Visit for more information. (continued on page 26)

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George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic and special guest Morris Day & The Time. For more than four decades, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton has been one of the foremost innovators on the funk music front. Sharing the evening is special guest Morris Day and his best-selling group, The Time. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

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Children ages 12 and under, teens age 13-17 and adults 18-plus can particiapte in a holiday ornament contest. Prizes will be awarded for each category and the ornaments will be displayed on a Christmas tree in the Library during December. 1pm. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell. For contest rules, please visit www.westcaldwell.

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Holiday Cake Pops You will be decorating for the holidays. Sign up early for this irresistible dessert class taught by Chef Nicole Friday. Prepare red velvet cake pops, carrot cake pops, vanilla cake pops and double chocolate cake pops all decorated for the holiday. Teen with adult. 2-5pm. Short Hills Kings, Kings Cooking Studio, 78 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

Featuring Grammy nominated jazz singer Carla Cook, The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble returns to SOPAC for their popular holiday concert. The Jazz Ensemble consists of promising young Juilliard artists taught by today’s most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. 3pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. For tickets or more information, call 973-313-2787 or visit

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Sushi Roll Master Kings Cooking Studio welcomes Hideyo Yamada, a trained sushi chef originally from Tokyo. Learn to make sushi rice, slice fish for sashimi, prepare fillings and make sumptuous sushi rolls. You will master all the techniques to be able to make your favorite rolls at home. Enjoy the fresh flavors of sushi creations with friends and family. 6:30-9:30pm. Short Hills Kings, Kings Cooking Studio, 78 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-2584009 for information.

Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio and TV. There’s a different show every time. Special guest Matt Christmas. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm, Show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd, Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more info and reservations.

The Essex Water Color Club

Beginning it’s 81st year of continuous activity in the watercolor painting community, the Club is pleased to announce their monthly meeting with a demonstration by Mel Stabin. Mel Stabin, AWS, NWS, is an internationally known teacher, author and award-winning watercolorist. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mel studied the art of watercolor with Edgar Whitney. 2-4pm. Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave, Livingston. Call 973-994-1597 or visit

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ValleyArts Artists’ Salon Holiday Party Celebrate the holidays creatively at the ValleyArts Artists’ Salon Holiday Art Party! Lift a frosty mug of good cheer and participate in the Misfit Art and Supplies Swap at Hat City Kitchen. Bring those pieces in need of a good home or supplies you never use to trade with others. 6-8pm. Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Rd, Orange. For more information, call 973-674-0183 or email

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With her alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs (which produced hits like “These are the Days,” “Candy Everbody Wants,” “Trouble Me,” and “More Than This”) and as a best-selling solo artist, singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America’s most respected recording artists. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Tot Traditions at Temple Sholom of West Essex Take time once a month to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hebrew language. You and your child will laugh, learn and love your time together. Each session is an hour long, will focus on a different Jewish holiday and will be led by Suzy Rosenberg, an experienced preschool teacher. Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. RSVP with the Temple office at 973-239-1321.

Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes in the living room of Van Vleck House, open to students at all levels. Bring a mat. Full series runs through Dec. 10. 9:30-10:45am, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail

Conversational French Classes Learn to speak French or brush up on your conversational skills in a small group setting with personalized instruction and professional teachers. All levels. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2C, W. Caldwell. Call 973228-1843 or visit

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Refreshments served, reservations requested. 7pm. Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union St, Montclair. For further information and reservations call 973-744-5916 or email (continued on page 39)

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One-of-a-Kind If she likes to make a statement but softly, she’ll love this Dina Mackney Designs one-of-a-kind stunner! Large Amethyst Teardrop set in Sterling Silver Pendant on Pink Keshi Pearl Necklace, $479. Come see our Dina Mackney Designs one-of-a-kind collection.

Valley Jewelers

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Whoopie! Gift-Giving Solved. You’ll be the hit of the party with this hostess gift! Our fun-filled Whoopie Gift Box will please any crowd and get you invited back year after year. Each box includes four flavors: Classic Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint, and Ginger. Small Box (12): $18 Large Box (20): $30

The Little Daisy Bake Shop

626 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-707-2157

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Pearl Personal Training

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Stay Warm—and Social! Texting gloves are a perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list. These Carolina Amato gloves are Lambswool/Angora and only $30!

Pink Jewels

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

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

Celeste Jewelers

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

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Find the Perfect Party Dress Hip Chic sets the holiday season sparkling with special occasion dresses for teens and tweens.

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533 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair • 973-233-0306

Take a Holiday Lean and light, the two-wheeled suitcases and duffels by Lipault come in various sizes and in an array of colors, including red, purple, mustard, etc. Aircraftgrade aluminum retractable handles, reinforced wheels and self-healing zippers. These bags fold into their own 4-inch-deep 0% polyurethane bags for easy storage under a bed or in a closet.

The Luggage Center

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Fa-La-La-La-La, Two-Left Feet! This year, give your special someone the gift of dance, and help Save-the-Toes All over Montclair, Essex County and the World. With a gift from Fred Astaire, you’ll be helping the less-gifted become more graceful and debonair. Gifts starting at just $99.

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Wine Wand Perfect as a travel or home companion piece, this elegant wand by Philip Stein with encapsulated glass jewels uses natural frequencies to aerate wine in minutes rather than hours. By enhancing the natural flavor and aroma of red wine, this breakthrough collection creates the ultimate experience for the wine appreciator and connoisseur alike.

The Gift of Pampering

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74 So. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-7797

Your loved one deserve to look and feel her very best. let her relax and enjoy while the Lash House team pampers her from start to finish. Offering a full line of beauty services for that special woman in your life.

The Lash House

250 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston • 973-992-4300

Making The Season Bright This unique lamp has a dark bronze finish with and an antiqued silver ring. The shade is pierced metal with a rustic, dark bronze finish over a Mica inner shade.

Far Fetched Imports

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Contempo Jewelry Collection High-polished surfaces and swirling motifs recall vintage Taxco jewelry— sculpted in a modern new way for today’s woman. To wear singly or stacked for drama this statement bangle with swirling pierced motifs takes its inspiration from vintage Taxco jewelry and has an oval shape for a comfortable fit. Andie Handbag—Glam it up by adding a little edginess to your style. Studs are rocking with sophistication.

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Custom Made Monogram necklaces available in Acrylic & Sterling Silver. Acrylic $39, Sterling Silver $70. This exquisite Monogram Necklace is fully personalized with any initials! (please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.)

Pink Jewels

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

The Gift of Warmth and Style For the largest selection of Ugg boots and shoes for boys and girls. Ugg Dakota and Ascot ($80).

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20 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-992-0338 •

Stay Active throughout the Seasons! Fun, fashionable and practical gifts for all those active people in your life. Find beautiful bike bags, baskets and carriers of all types to helmets that go from the slopes to the beach, and so much more at our new store.

Sir Isaac bike. board. ski.

197A Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-707-2478

A Gift for Car Lovers Quality Car Care, three-time Best of Essex award winning car wash (2010-2012), offers a great gift card program. Share with the people you care about the best brush free car cleaning and detailing services. Act Now through the end of the year and receive a bonus gift card equal to 10% of your gift card purchase. Treat the owners—and their rides—with the care that they deserve.

Quality Car Care

189 Bloomfield Ave., Verona • 973-571-0002 •

Indulge Her This Holiday Versa Fit & Spa in Montclair is the only personal training studio and spa in Essex County where you’ll find The SlimLine Oxygen Pod. This personal environment weight-loss capsule gently releases oxygen, heat and light into a calming and relaxing full body service. Once inside, take indulgence one step further with a massage or facial.

Versa Fit & Spa

119 Grove Street, Montclair 973.746.0323

Spread a Little Love This Holiday Season… Bundled by Love Nest Charm. Sterling Silver Nests hold brass hearts… can represent children, loved ones or just because… Love is Universal Magic. And Giving… is Everything. Modern Heirloom Jewelry by Waxing Poetic. Complete collection available.

Smith & Co

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1167



Winter 2012

Make the Season Sweet


Give this Blue Velvet vanilla cake with a hint of cocoa, cream cheese frosting and filling decorated with snowflakes and silver beads. It’s blue heaven. $1.00 off all red and blue velvet cakes with this ad. While supplies last. Closed Xmas and New Year’s Day.

Sterling silver, 18 karat gold, & diamond rings

Michael Anthony Jewelers

586 Passaic Ave West Caldwell, 973-226-2726 Willowbrook Mall Wayne, 973-785-0330

Cupcakes by Carousel

25 Church Street, Montclair 983-707-2589

Pamper, Indulge, Refresh & Renew Give the gift of a Signature Sahana Spa Package designed to pamper, indulge, refresh and renew your special someone. Massages, Facials, Body Treatments, Eyelash Extensions, Manicures, Pedicures, and Body Waxing.

Sahana Spa

427 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, 973-744-1001

Pandora, the Perfect Gift Receive a free Pandora ornament ($30 value) with any $125 Pandora purchase until 12/24. And Pandora’s Holiday Bracelet Gift Set (limited edition 2012 Holiday Charm, snap bracelet, 2 Twinkle-Twinkle-clips)—all for $200 until 12/31! While supplies last. VALLEY JEWELERS is an authorized Pandora retailer.

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, 973-746-0505

A Gift that Warms the Heart Deluxe Auto Starter. Complete with all parts, no gimmicks.Starting at $279 installed. (Cost may vary based on vehicle. Call for details.)

Look Fabulous! $150 holiday special: Single process, hair cut and blow out plus $50 to spend on products.

Samm Sound

1103 Bloomfield Ave West Caldwell 973-575-8910

Trinity Salon

437 Main Street, Little Falls, 973.256.0260

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A Food Lover’s Dream Simplify your holiday shopping with a Manor Gift Coin. Available in $50, $75 and $100 denominations, the coins, which never expire, can be used at any of these Knowles Restaurants: Highlawn Pavilion, Ram’s Head Inn and The Manor.

Hands Up for Holiday Gift Giving! Everyone loves a great pair of gloves! Stop in to browse our selection and choose from an assortment of styles for women and men that are both practical and stylish.

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave West Orange 973-731-2360

Piazza Della Sole

620 Valley Road, Upper Montclair 973-783-9243

Black Tie Optional The Tuxedo Collection features black, gray and white 8-9mm ringed freshwater cultured pearls with Honora’s signature sterling silver clasp. Necklaces 18”-54”, bracelets and earrings available from $35 to $500.

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-746-0505

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A Gift of Comfort and Joy

Give the gift of comfort and joy with a Woodhouse gift card.

The Woodhouse Day Spa

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

A Gift For You Old St. Nick Vietri’s Italian “Old St. Nick” Collection. Wonderfully whimsical and hand painted in Tuscany.

Purchase a gift card of $50 or higher and receive a bonus gift card equal to 20% of the purchase. $50 = $10 Bonus $100 = $20 Bonus

The Banyan Tree

208 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair 973-744-2304

A Taste of Italy Share the gift of delicious, authentic Italian cuisine coupled with exceptional service and a warm, friendly bistro-inspired dining room. Renowned chef Gennaro Romeo consistently transforms fresh ingredients into excpetional Italian classics, reflecting his passion for food.

Gennaro’s Cucina

40 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, 973-287-6307



Winter 2012

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

Sparkle and Shine This diamond pendant is in 14 karat white gold with 40 points of diamonds. Its design gives it a look of over a karat, providing a “big” look and a great value.

Arthur Murray Dance Center Montclair

365 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 973-744-1122


435 Hollywood Ave, Fairfield 973-808-1515

For the Shore Purchase 4 “For the Shore” Coasters and we will make a $10 donation to the Red Cross and other Charities to restore our Shore.

Pink Bungalow 617 Valley Road Upper Montclair 973-337-5371

347 Bloomfield Ave Caldwell 973-228-9700 Coming Soon to Madison 72 Main Street 973-845-2940

Express the Inner You! Stunning Stackable Cable Bracelets: stainless steel & sterling silver with diamonds, gemstones, or enamel

Michael Anthony Jewelers

586 Passaic Ave West Caldwell, 973-226-2726 Willowbrook Mall Wayne, 973-785-0330

Toasty Warm for the Holidays Artwalk sweaters for infants and toddlers. Huge selection of holiday wear, stocking stuffers and personalized gifts.

Baby’s Perfect Gift

195 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, 973-744-6999

Candles for All Whoot wouldn’t love these adorable owl candles? Handmade in New York State from 100% pure beeswax, the owls are available in 9 colors and 5 sizes. Also available, partridge, pine cone and taper candles in rich jewel tone and earth tone colors. Prices range from $4 to $36.

Nest & Company

15 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair • 973-509-9488

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Simply Elegant The Misterio Collection by Leora Aminoff is artfully crafted with natural, fancy colored diamonds in 14K Gold. This innovative and timeless jewelry emanates the organic while embracing brilliance, embodying elegance and promising eternal treasure. Pendant shown, $1738. Earrings and ring also available at

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, 973-746-0505

Peace on Earth Ready to gift in any denomination at your local Massage Envy Spa.

Massage Envy

285 Pompton Ave., Pilgrim Shopping Center, Verona • 973-571-1322

Spiritual Treasures Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance. Bronze finish.

Far Fetched Imports

245 Route 10 East East Hanover 973-887-4144

Get Into The Holiday Spirit For the true beverage aficionado in your life, these customized gift baskets are as thoughtful as they are unique. Mix and match any of Amanti Vino’s artisan wines, craft beers, batch spirits and cheeses.

Amanti Vino

30 Church Street, Montclair • 973-509-9463 •

Gift Card Ring in the New Year Sparkling Sapphire and Diamond wedding bands or stackables… for the discriminating buyer! Now on sale until Christmas.

Celeste Jewelers

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



Winter 2012

Everyone Loves to Look Their Best! Give the gift of beauty this holiday. Purchase a gift card worth $50 or more and recieve a 10% discount on the purchase of that card. $50 value for $45, $100 value for $90 etc. (limit 3 cards per client, offer expires Dec. 31, 2012).

Julio Angel Hair Studio

31 E. Main St, Little Falls, 973-638-1638

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Holiday Parties Just Got a Little More Fun

Give the Gift of Beauty

Remember… Parties love the wine monkey and the wine monkey loves to party! This bottle cover puts an adult spin on the much loved sock monkey… Add a dash of fun to an otherwise ordinary bottle. Slip one on and see what happens!

For every gift card purchased receive 10% off all products.

Smith & Co

Trinity Salon

437 Main Street, Little Falls, 973.256.0260

343 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1167

The Gift of an Elegant Dining Experience Featuring the best Italian comfort food with the warm hospitality of renowned chef Anthony Pucciarello. Whether its an intimate dinner for two or a family gathering celebration, Cielo’s will ensure the day is a special one. Gift certificates are available in all denominations.

Holiday Chic Ticot Chic and YPSY… just two of the exclusive lines you will find at susanne n., plus lots of accessories. Come and take a look…

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193 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973.746.4800


168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-808-1414

Holiday Bloom Blooming Paperwhite Basket, from Harvest of Barnstable. The perfect holiday gift for your hostess, teacher, office, or friend. Paper whites beautifully packaged in a natural grass basket. Available in two sizes.

The Summit Teapot

450 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908 273 1655

The Gift That Keeps on Changing Free gift with purchase! Receive this lovely Sterling Silver Pendant ($65 value) FREE with the purchase of three yellowlevel JewelPops! While supplies last. Kameleon designs include rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces and pins— all carefully crafted in sterling silver to accept small interchangeable inserts called JewelPops (retail $19-$54). VALLEY JEWELERS is an authorized Kameleon retailer.

Valley Jewelers

219 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, 973-746-0505

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CatholiC SChool open houSeS

personalized catholic education

Benedictine Academy

preschool & enrichment program Full-Day Kindergarten • grades 1–8

840 North Broad Street, Elizabeth • 908-352-0670 ext 104 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Analisa Branco, BA educates young women to be responsible leaders of the 21st century. Focusing on academic growth and character formation in the Benedictine tradition, the Academy challenges students to become life-long learners who are intellectually curious, rooted in the gospel and committed to justice and integrity. Ages 13-17. OPEN HOUSE DATES: Saturday, December 1, 2012 and Saturday, January 5, 2013

Holy Family School

17 Lloyd Ave, Florham Park • 973-377-4181 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Mr. William Gibney, Ages Pre-K3 through 8th grade. The mission of Holy Family School is to be a community of learners who, enlightened and inspired by Christ’s love, assist each individual to realize his or her unique potential. OPEN HOUSE DATES: December 6, 2012 and January 22, 2013

Lacordaire Academy

26 Lakeside Ave., Verona 973.239.1160 • myoll . org Compassion • Character • Values Upcoming open HoUses: Sunday, January 13, 1:15pm-3:15pm Thursday, January 24, 7:00pm-8:30pm Monday, January 28, 9:00am-11:00am Tuesday, January 29, 9:00am-11:00am

155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair • 973-744-1156 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Joan Hearst, 973-744-1156 ext 12, All girls, grades 9-12. Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre-K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. We accomplish our mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community. OPEN HOUSE DATES: Monday, December 3 7-8:30pm; Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7-8:30pm; Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7-8:30pm

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-0660 ext 1114 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Pauline Condon, Mount Saint Dominic Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrouds. Since 1892, The Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition. OPEN HOUSE DATES: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:30pm

Our Lady of the Lake School

26 Lakeview Ave, Verona • 973-239-1160 DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: Sister Mary Agnes Sullivan, O.P., Principal, Our Lady of the Lake School, a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, is committed to the Word of God through living out the Good News of Jesus Christ. A supportive educational team of students, staff, parents, and community aims at providing a creative, Christian learning environment. An emphasis is placed on developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness, and encouraging them to become responsible, contributing members of church and society. Our Lady of the Lake School: Teaching Compassion, Forming Character, Shaping Values OPEN HOUSE DATES: Sunday, January 13, 1:15-3:15pm; Thursday, January 24, 7-8:30pm; Monday, January 28, 9-11am; and Tuesday, January 29, 9-11am.

Trinity Academy

235 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-226-3386 (K-8) Pre-K Located at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Roseland DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: K-8: Principal Dorothy McMahon, Pre-K: Sr. Suzanne Janis OP Trinity Academy seeks to educate its students in a Christ-centered learning community where Catholic, Christian values are fostered in a positive, nurturing environment. The faculty focuses on the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole child. Trinity Academy celebrates diversity and promotes academic excellence, tolerance, acceptance and respect for others. OPEN HOUSE DATES: K-8: Wednesday, January 16, 9-11am and 6-8pm, Caldwell Campus; Pre-K: Wednesday, January 16, 17 & 18, 9:30-11am and 12:30-2pm, Roseland Campus.

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Olivia Newton-John

Power of Sleep

Musical Moments for MS is thrilled to present music icon Olivia NewtonJohn. With more than 100 million albums sold, she continues to be adored by fans around the world. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Yoga Teacher Training Open House You will have the opportunity to see the beautiful studio, take a free yoga class and ask questions about the Yoga Teacher Training Course starting January 1013. 6:15-7:30pm. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Call 973731-9960 or visit

Holiday Boutique The Holiday Boutique features over 40 vendors offering unique gift ideas to help with your holiday shopping including hand-made artisan collections, jewelry, fashion accessories, decorative home items, holiday decorations, stationery, purses, clothing for women and exciting stocking stuffers. We will even wrap your gifts! 10am-5pm. Essex Fells Country Club, 219 Devon Rd, Essex Fells. Call 973310-2795 for more information.

Mangala Nadkarni, MD, a board certified neurologist, sleep specialist and Medical Director of The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas, will provide an overview of sleep and common sleep disorders and explain how sleep disorders can impact one’s daily life. 1:30pm. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-530-3480 for information.


Academic Excellence

Catholic Faith

Nurturing Community

Social Responsibility

Men’s Health Peter M. Pasley, MD, intensivist and Medical Director of the Saint Barnabas Multi-Specialty Practice of Westfield, will discuss and answer questions pertaining to men’s health. Advanced registration required. Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange. Call 973-322-5620 or visit www.

A “Big Easy� Christmas: Classics from New Orleans Chef Cardie Mortimer cooks his favorite Yule time recipes from his favorite city in the world, New Orleans. Menu includes grilled oysters casino; n’awlins shrimp po boy; chorizo & smoked duck breast jambalaya; old fashioned mixed fruit croissant bread pudding with whiskey sauce. 6:309:30PM. Short Hills Kings, Kings Cooking Studio, 78 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information. (continued on page 41)

Education. Reimagined.

Ruth Circle Lunch and conversation. Contact Church office for more information. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 E. Cedar St, Livingston. Call 973992-4044 or visit


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Holiday Dinner This class is filled with delicious recipes that you can learn to prepare for your next holiday dinner. Join Chef Diana Albanese in this hands on class for tips and techniques that will make this a memorable holiday. 11am2pm. King’s Cooking Studio, Short Hills Kings, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. For more information, call 973258-4009 or visit

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Lunch and Learn Led by Rabbi Faith Joy Datowitz. Sex, depression, tragedy, love, seduction. The Book of Esther is one of 5 Scrolls in the Bible. Join in an exploration of all 5 this year: Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth and Lamentations. Attend one or as many sessions as you like for stimulating discussions that will touch on the themes listed above. Bring your own lunch, beverages will be provided. Registraiton requested. 11:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. For information or registration, please contact the temple office at 973-994-2290 or email or visit

New Moon Celebration & Healing Gong Join Aquarian Yoga Center founder and director Akalsukh Singh in this special event to overcome collective challenges while manifesting all of our intentions happily and quickly in the months ahead. Start with a pranayam, short yoga set, followed with meditation and a Healing Ring. This event will conclude with a long session of deep meditative relaxation with the Healing Gong. 7-9:15pm. Aquarian Yoga Center, 641 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair.

Caravan of Thieves & Spuyten Duyvil

Monthly Inspiration/Networking Breakfast Join in a holiday celebration at this monthly Inspiration/Networking Breakfast. You will find direction in your life, improve your business and learn from other’s life-journey stories. Come with your goals, dreams, obstacles and inhibitions. This interactive, hands-on event leaves you energized and inspired. Check the website for topic information. 8-10 am. Crane’s Mill, Passaic Ave, West Caldwell. Advanced registration is required. For more information call 973-498-0046 or visit

Tot Shabbat Service and Shabbat/ Hanukkah Activities Attendees are invited to bring their own Hanukkah Menorahs to light in concert with the lighting of the Temple’s Hanukiyah (Hanukkah menorah). 6pmTot Shabbat/Hanukkah Service. 7:15pm-The lighting of the Temple Hanukiyah (Hanukkah Menorah). 7:30pm-Shabbat Service/Hanukkah Celebration. All ages are invited to participate in this lovely service. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 or visit

Caravan of Thieves’ driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories are the perfect counterpoint to Spuyten Duyvil’s soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harp. 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St, Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-6560 visit

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 “Green Gift Making Workshop Give Green this holiday season by crafting and giving sustainable and alternative gifts! Join this class led by talented instructors and crafters to make something special for your loved ones. Kids make crafts, too. Noon-3pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. For more information, call 973-228-8776.

Essex County Kip’s Castle Park Special holiday viewing! Come tour the first floor of historic Kip’s Castle while it is dressed for the holiday season. Also Dec.16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Noon-4pm. Free. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona. For more information, visit or call 973-239-2485. (continued on page 42)

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The Montclair Operetta Club presents “Dream a Little Dream”. The concert features Broadway tunes, standards and holiday favorites including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “Dream”, “That’s All”, “Mister Sandman” and many more. 8pm. December 16, 2pm. Westminster Arts Center (corners of Franklin and Freeman Sts.), Bloomfield. Call 973744-3133 for information.

Participants will enjoy a story, tea and finger sandwiches, cookies and more with Mrs. Claus. Noon and 3 p.m. The event will include arts and crafts and each child will receive a framed picture with Mrs. Claus. Ages 2-8. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield. Call 973-429-0960 for information.

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The “Mel-O-Cords” perform

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Jarrod Spector, who starred as Frankie Valli in the Tony and Grammy-winning Jersey Boys, makes his NJPAC debut with his own solo concert, in which he performs with both a band and back-up vocalists. Minor Fall, Major Lift takes audiences on the ride of his lifetime from Star Search champion to Ivy League dropout to Broadway star. Sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. 7 & 9:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Winter 2012

Holiday Train Exhibit

Bill “The Train Guy” Cinque comes back to the Roseland Free Public Library to set up his 10th annual working holiday train exhibit. Enjoy the lights, moving trains and quaint homes that make up this railroad. As a bonus, all visitors get a 10-year commemorative train pin. 10am1pm. Also December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 & 29. This program is free and open to the public. Please confirm daily hours of operation by calling 973-228-8636.

Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Benefit Concert The 2012 Benefit Concert will feature The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel Band, guest trumpet soloist Michale Baker and returning guests the North Jersey Home School Association Corale. Hosted by Thirteen/ WNET (PBS) anchor Steve Adubato. The evening benefits The Salvation Army ‘s Cornerstone House Shelter and Feeding Programs. Showtime 7:30pm. Holiday shopping from 5:30pm. The Salvation Army Montclair Citadel, 13 Trinity Pl., Montclair. For tickets and information call 973-744-3312 x4656 or visit

Rubik’s Cube Competition Join us as Rubik’s Cube experts compete for the fastest time! See the masters do it one-handed and blindfolded, and try your hand at speed cubing to see if you have what it takes! 9am-4pm. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. For more information, visit

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 Relaxing Birth Class Women’s Health at Saint Barnabas offers this miniworkshop for those who want to explore natural birthing alternatives. Registration requested. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston. Call 973-322-5360 to register or visit

Special Worship: Poulenc Gloria

Poulenc’s sense of humor and love of life shine through all his music, and especially in his Gloria. The words from the Mass are set to music of an unmistakable freshness and vivacity. Sung by the Sanctuary Choir. 10am. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-7424 or visit

“Holiday Gifts for Giving Get a head start on your holiday fun! Join Chef Maureen Rosin in preparing delicious treats you can take home and give as gifts to your family and friends. Menu highlights include Key lime fudge; mini pumpkin loaves; holiday cake balls; sugar and spice nuts and white chocolate cherry biscotti. Ages 9-12. 2-5pm. Short Hills Kings, Kings Cooking Studio, 78 Morris Tpke, Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

Houston Person Quartet A new series of intimate jazz brunches curated and hosted by WBGO programmer Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s “First Lady of Jazz.” During his career, which includes a long partnership with the late, great Etta Jones, saxophonist Houston Person has recorded everything from gospel to R&B to disco, but he’s best known for his trademark hard bop sound. Nico Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 973-642-1226 for information.

Children’s Christmas Pageant A part of a morning worship. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 E. Cedar St, Livingston. Call 973-9924044 or visit

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Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. There’s a different show every time. Special guest Anthony Spano “Comedy with Attitude.” Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm. Show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, 136 Valley Rd, Montclair. Call 973-731-2967 for more info and reservations.

The Olde Towne Carolers Present a “Victorian Holiday Concert”

“LEGO” Menorah Building 973-228-1843


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Temple Sholom of West Essex will host The Jewish History Construction Series using LEGO building blocks to build a ‘bigger than life’ model of a Menorah. Under the direction of Stephen W. Schwartz, the participants are guided through a 2 hour learning and building process of this huge project intended for children 7 and older, including parents and grandparents. Starts at 3pm with a Chanukah Dinner to follow. Call the temple office for reservations or more information at 973239-1321 or email

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When we think of holidays past, we conjure up images of sugar plum fairies. But how did our ancestors really celebrate? Montclair Historical Society’s Executive Director Jane Eliasof sheds light on what we know about how our ancestors celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah. 3pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd, Montclair. Call 973-744-1796, email or visit

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 LAL Suicide Loss Support Group Life After Loss (LAL) is a non-denominational support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. LAL meets the fourth Monday of the month (unless posted otherwise). 7:30-9pm. Congregation Beth Ahm, 56 Grove Ave, Verona. Please confirm the date before attending. Call 973-731-8067 or email

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 Holiday “Drop In” Bereavement Support Group A compassionate, caring and supportive drop-in holiday support group for those who have lost a loved one. The sessions are held on Tue. evenings until Jan. 8 (excluding Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). The nonsectarian group will discuss issues of guilt vs. regret, anger, handling pain and sadness, communicating with friends and family as well as adjusting to life changes especially around the holidays. 6:30-8pm. Interfaith Chapel, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston. For more information call 973-322-5015.


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New and old collide when Philadelphia’s high-octane Illstyle & Peace Productions arrives with a performance that blends hip hop dance styles with tap, ballet, DJing and beat boxing. Grades 5-12. Thru Dec. 21. 10am & 12:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 Holiday Express Benefit Concert A great night for a great cause! This benefit, rockand-soul holiday concert features the Jersey Shore’s most philanthropic musicians, performing holiday favorites to benefit those less fortunate. The non-profit Holiday Express delivers music, food, gifts and more to those with the greatest need, during the holiday season and throughout the year. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

CARAVAN OF THIEVES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 Caravan of Thieves’ driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories are the perfect counterpoint to Spuyten Duyvil’s soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, amped-up lap steel guitar and Chicago-style blues harp. 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair. For more information, call 973-744-6560 visit

Monthly Meeting The Verona Park Conservancy will hold its monthly meeting in the senior activity room of the boathouse at Verona Park. The Conservancy is a public nonprofit organization of volunteers working with Essex County to improve and maintain Verona Park, part of the Essex County Park System. 7:30pm. Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Ave, Verona.

The New You! An evening of transformation as part of Sue Waldman’s Living, Loving & Learning seminar series. Guest presenter Ferlie Almonte will demonstrate how to create a new self image that is all about YOU! Re-invent your life from the inside out. Advanced registration required. 7:30-9pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973-857-9090 or visit

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 Lourdes Chavez Trunk Show Enjou a day shopping the Lourdes Chavez trunkshow for cocktail and evening dresses. Runs through December 22. Susanne N, 193 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair. For more information call 973-746-4800.



Tree Identification: Conifers Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens, guides participants in exploring characteristics of conifer needles and twigs. Students will view samples and put their knowledge into practice on the Van Vleck grounds. 1-2:30pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail Michelle at by Dec. 17.

Fred Hammond Performs Experience the sounds of love and praise when singer-guitarist Fred Hammond brings his jazzy, R&B style to NJPAC. This Grammy, Dove and Stellar award winner arrives fresh off his recent two-CD release, God, Love and Romance. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 Love for the Holidays Darlene Love and Friends, with special guests Cissy Houston and Steven Van Zandt. From her first number one recording, “He’s a Rebel,” through her string of hits with legendary producer Phil Spector (including “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “He’s Sure the Boy I’m Gonna Marry”), 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Retro Science Exercise your brain and flex your creativity with Retro Science. This month’s topic: Fulcrums, Levers, and Pulleys! Kids can lift their parents and perform other fun tasks using simple machines. Runs though January 1. 11am-3pm. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City. For more information, visit

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Learn to contact, listen to, act on and connect with your inner wisdom and allow it to become a valuable guiding force to experience a more meaningful life. This gathering will include writing exercises to help develop awareness, guided imagery to relax and enlightening discussion. Facilitated by Psychotherapist Sue Waldman. Open your third eye to reclaim the power of your intutive sense. 7:30pm. Advanced Registration is required. 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. Visit or call 973857-9090

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve Service Christmas carols, Scripture, gifts for the children. Trinity Covenant Church, 343 E. Cedar St, Livingston. Call 973-992-4044 or visit

Christmas Eve Services Celebrate this joyous season in the style that suits you best. Service is geared toward families with young children and features a walk on pageant. Anyone can get in costume and participate! Also at 7:30pm and 10pm. At 7:30pm, traditional carols are set to jazz with a short Christmas message. The 10pm service is led by the sanctuary choir and includes communion and candle lighting. 5pm. Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave, Montclair. For more information, call 974-744-7424 or visit


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BubbleMania! combines comedy, science, music and a fascinating exploration of bubbles of unusual shapes, sizes and abilities. This show features fog-filled bubble sculptures, blobs of helium-filled foam and bubbles that burst into flame! Also on Dec. 29. Show times at 1pm and 2pm. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. For more information, visit (continued on page 48)

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The Hold Steady and Lucero Band The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed in 2004. The bridge between the shadows and the spotlight has become the heart of Lucerounafraid to mix pop with their anti-pop, they always charge into new territory. 8pm doors, 9pm show. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair. Call 973-783-9500 for more information.

After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length album, “The Strange Case of…”. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes Halestorm to a new level of creative achievement. 7pm doors, 8pm show. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair. Call 973-783-9500 for more information.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30 Holiday Fun Day Make the Newark Museum part of your holiday tradition! Celebrate the end of 2012 with a top 10 list at the museum with a variety of fun activities. 12:30-4:30pm. The Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark. For more information, visit


Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art. Runs throughout January. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-7465555 or visit

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land

Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics Blending fantasy, humor and play, Woolfalk’s art draws on anthropology, mythology and fashion to present a fantastical world that encourages us to consider our most pressing societal issues, particularly concerning cultural difference, in a new light. In the exhibition, the Empathics’ story unfolds in the form of a fictitious ethnographic display—yet with kaleidoscopic colors, patterns, and textures unique to Woolfalk’s extraordinary vision. Runs through January 6. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. For more information, call 973-746-5555 or visit

This exhibition, originated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will reveal the little-known breadth of Georgia O’Keeffe’s interest in New Mexico and will more particularly illuminate her keen sensitivity and deep respect for the Native American and Hispano cultures of the region. Runs through Jan. 20. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973746-5555 or visit

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO open their 2013 Winter Festival with a program that includes Holst’s ever-popular The Planets as well as Michael Tippett’s Symphony No. 4. Runs thru Jan. 6. 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 French, Italian, Spanish for Children Now registering for the winter session. Weekday and Saturday classes are available. Age-appropriate curriculum, materials and approach. Certified teachers. Age 4 and older. The language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave. Suite 2C, W. Caldwell. Call 973228-1843 or visit

The Art of Transformation Understand the deeper meaning of your challenges and renew yourself. Experience the connection with others, intensive self-care, and stress management exercises to enhance your energy and enrich your daily life. Create a fresh, positive and vibrant new perspective. Set goals for the new year. Advanced registration required. 7:30pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973-857-9090 or visit

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 Neil Berg’s Broadway Song and Dance Composer Neil Berg leads this celebration of the Great White Way’s greatest music starring a cast of Broadway’s leading men and women. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. For information or tickets, visit (continued on page 50)

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Molly’s Twelfth Night Party at the Charles

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Molly Shultz, who bequeathed her home and contents to the Montclair Historical Society, loved to throw a party on the 12th night of Christmas. Join us as we, too celebrate in her honor in her home with her own holiday ware and antique toy collection. Wine and wassail will be served. Montclair Historical Society, Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave, Montclair. Call 973-744-1796, email or visit for information.

Tot Traditions Explore the rich tapestry of Jewish Life with your toddler through song, dance, crafts, holiday foods, games and Hebrew language. Laugh, learn and love your time together. Each session is an hour long and focuses on a different Jewish holiday and will be led by Suzy Rosenberg, an experienced preschool teacher. Free. 10am. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. RSVP with the Temple office at 973-239-1321.

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Join Wellness expert, Kimberly Hightower, who will be presenting tools and techniques for successful living of mind, body and soul. Discover how to enjoy and create a truly meaningful, healthy and extraordinary life. Learn to decrease stress and increase peace and harmony. Discover lifestyle changes that will make all the difference in how you age. Diet, nutrition, exercise, and beauty tips will be offered. A part of Sue Waldman’s Living, Loving and Learning series. Advanced registration is required. 7:30pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973-8579090 or visit

Yo Yo Ma with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra The world knows Sir Edward Elgar primarily for his indestructibly regal march Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (to which tens of millions have graduated high school), but there was much more to the brooding English composer than that one great tune. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Antoni Wit, will prove this when it collaborates here with the cellist of our time, Yo-Yo Ma. 7:30pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Music at Noon Recital by Gerall Hieser, cellist and Tony Cecere playing French Horn. 12:15pm. United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Pl., Morristown. Call 973-538-2132 for information

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 Rumors Neil Simon’s comic concoction takes us to a dinner party at the home of Charlie and Myra Brock to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, but NY Deputy Mayor Charlie is lying upstairs with a bullet hole in his ear lobe and Myra is nowhere to be seen. We are pitched headlong into hilarity when the confusions and miscommunications mount as the friends try frantically to protect their hosts and themselves by hiding the evening’s events from the outside world. Also Jan. 12-13, 17-20, 24-26. 8pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-9752 for information.

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ew Year’s Eve is right around the corner and you know what that means—time to make those annual resolutions to be a better you. Perhaps you want to quit smoking, lose weight or curb a coffee addiction. For many of us, however, what typically begins in earnest in January often falls by the wayside just a few months later.

Kicking bad habits is tough, to be sure. and while going “cold turkey” may work for some, for the majority of people abruptly ending a long-held practice usually proves ineffective. In fact, it can even be unhealthy and lead to new bad behaviors. The best way to change patterns for the long term is to follow a gradual, orderly process. Here we provide the steps to get you on your way.

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Do you know what caused you to start your habits? Figuring out what’s behind your behavior and how it makes you feel is the key to stopping it. Maybe it was a particular life event, a reaction to someone else’s words, or an everyday occurrence that affects you on a deeper level. Whatever the trigger, acknowledge it, understand it and avoid it if necessary (and possible!).

set goals & tImelInes

after you’ve identified the causes for your habits and committed yourself to changing your behaviors, it’s important to define your goals and establish a realistic timeline for achieving them. adapt attitudes and activities so they are more aligned with your objectives, and document your progress on a daily basis. experts say that it can take between two and three months before a new behavior becomes a habit. If you relapse, which may very well occur, don’t give up. use the experience to further tailor your new lifestyle and plan ahead.

replace old HabIts

Will power can only take you so far, so choose positive alternative behaviors to replace of the old ones. If you’re trying to quit smoking and yearn for a cigarette, for example, reach for sugarfree gum or crunchy vegetables instead. If you’re looking to stop biting your nails and start to feel anxious, take deep breaths and meditate for a few minutes. Such actions will help “fill the hole” left by the habits you are eliminating and also keep you focused. 52


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Concentrate on the benefits of kicking your habit, and celebrate every milestone you reach throughout the process. acknowledge your achievements by letting your supporters know how far you have come and enjoy those pats on the back. also, assign a reward to each goal that you accomplish. For instance, if you’ve lost your first five pounds, you may want to treat yourself to a movie or an inexpensive piece of jewelry. Then, at twenty pounds you can up the ante to a massage or a new pair of jeans. What’s important is to stay motivated, confident and on track. Overall, be patient with yourself. and if over time you still are struggling with a serious habit, consider seeking professional help. s

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out makeup to accentuate them. Lash House Beauty Boutique’s staff ensures the lash application process happens in a spa-like atmosphere, with a comfortable bed and customized music selections adding to the experience. “Our clients should feel like they’re able to relax, or they can chat if they want,” explains Zuena. Anyone interested in enhancing her lashes benefits from a oneon-one consultation in order to customize the eyelash-extension procedure to her particular needs. “I start by asking what the desired look is,” she says. “If a potential client says her eyes water a lot, it’s probably not the way to go for them. I try to be completely honest because it’s a commitment on both parts. For me, this isn’t about sales; I just want my clients to look and feel as great as possible and for that, honesty is important.” Unless they’re being used solely to enhance the eyes for a special event, lash extensions require timely maintenance, about every three weeks for touch-ups. “If you go too long in between, the lashes are going to grow out and get tangled,” advises Zuena. “That’s why it’s so important to maintain them.” But Lash House isn’t just lashes. Expert makeup application for a special event and spa-level facials by the highly qualified professional staff are just two of the additional services you’ll find at Lash House; the expanded menu includes waxing services and ear coning or candling, a simple procedure used to gently clean out the ears. “Women really like to take care of themselves,” says Zuena. “And doing so should be a fun, enjoyable experience.” s Lash House Beauty Boutique 250 South Livingston Ave., Livingston 973- 992-4300 • Winter 2012 55

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dren’s health by virtue of its cutting-edge technologies, treatment of the most complex cases, and leadership in new medical modalities. St. Joseph’s was the first in the nation to have high-definition telemedicine to enable physicians to discuss cases with experts at other facilities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It was also the first in New Jersey to offer a Feeding and Swallowing Program for children, particularly those with autism, and presently is one of only four health care institutions in the country to do so. “Our multidisciplinary program has an 88% success rate, as high as Johns Hopkins, and our patients come from far and wide. We’ve seen children from 40 other states and six other countries,” notes Dr. Lamacchia. The hospital also offers extensive pediatric subspecialties, including orthopedics, neurosurgery and craniofacial surgery, to care for complicated cases that require several procedures. Its Regional Craniofacial Center has been so effective in treating disorders and anomalies of the skull, face and jaw that five years ago St. Joseph’s established the Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Birth Defects Center, which provides consultation and care for children with structural birth defects. The Palestroni Center is one of only three facilities across the country to perform minimally invasive surgery, called Craniosynotosis, that interrupts suture fusion in infants’ skulls to permit them to expand normally. St. Joseph’s itself is expanding, having opened three community-based subspecialty practices in the past year in Hoboken, Wayne and Paramus. Additionally, it recently opened a Critical Care Tower and an Ambulatory Care Center, and increased the number of its Emergency Room bays to 88 to better accommodate upward of 150,000 pediatric and adult patients annually. “Our whole hospital is undergoing a major facelift to become even more family-friendly,” Dr. Lamacchia says. “With our technological capabilities and staff’s expertise, there’s really nothing that involves the care of kids that we don’t do.” s St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital 703 Main street, Paterson • 877-757-7547 Winter 2012 57

HAVE YOU HEARD… By Jessica Schiffenhaus

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cup of this traditional wintertime beverage can have nearly 350 calories. But, by making a few adjustments, this season you can concoct an equally delicious eggnog with half the calories. This recipe on Oprah. com, created by Dr. David L. Katz, serves six and contains around 100 calories per serving. Ingredients: 6 cups skim milk 1 cup egg substitute ½ cup nonfat powdered milk 6 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tsp. rum extract Ground nutmeg or cinnamon Sugar-free whipped topping Directions: In a medium pot, over medium heat, whisk skim milk, egg substitute, powdered milk and sugar together. Cook, while stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes, until thickened. Remove pot from heat and whisk in vanilla and rum extracts. Let mixture cool, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes. Then, refrigerate until chilled (two to three hours). Stir well and pour into cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and add a spoonful of whipped topping.


f you’re a fan of ice cream, ice pops and other frozen treats, frozen fresh fruit can be a delicious and healthy alternative. Love banana splits? A frozen banana is a great stand-in—make sure to peel it beforehand, then store it in a plastic bag or wrapped in saran wrap. If you have a penchant for snacking, leave a bowl of grapes in the freezer for a quick bite. Citrus fruits, such as oranges and clementines, are also refreshing when frozen (lemons, too, if you don’t mind the sourness).

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uperstorm Sandy has changed the way many of us think about our daily lives and reminds us how important electricity is to us when the power went out. We forgot how dark it can get in our house so early in the day. What do you do from 5pm to 11pm?! We wondered how people survived before homes had electricity. We were lucky to only have our power go out, but that pales in comparison to many who lost their homes and suffered tremendous setbacks in their lives. But the purpose of this column is to always try and look at the good that can come out of the bad, so here’s my family’s good. Since the purpose of this column is to look at the good that can come out of the bad, here’s my family’s good. We were amazed to find board games we never knew we had before. We played without TVs or computer games to interrupt or distract us. We laughed more and spent more quality time with family and friends; I can’t remember the last time I had my son’s attention for so long without outside (electronic) interruptions. Kids from many families went outside and started pick-up games of football, basketball, and other outdoor activities. I remember doing that! We collected wood and built fires to keep warm. My son wanted to put his strength training into action and try chopping some wood. Some people I spoke with chopped their own wood for the first time and really enjoyed it. They say, “Chop wood and it will warm you

twice.” We all could have used that warmth when the power went out. Barry Farber What did we learn from this storm’s effects? To invest in a generator or move to a warmer climate? Maybe. But there are also some real life lessons such as appreciating time with your family, helping out friends, enjoying the simple things in life, and discovering things about your kids that you wouldn’t have known without the quiet time away from monitors and devices. It took a tragedy the scope of Superstorm Sandy to bring families and friends closer together. It is gratifying to have our electricity back but I plan to bring out the board games and shut off the electronics a little more often and spend more time appreciating what we have. One of the most inspiring thoughts ever written was produced some 4500 years ago in Sanskrit; I am sharing it in translation: “Look well to this one day, for it and it alone is life. In the brief course of this one-day lie all the verities and realities of your existence— the pride of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty. Yesterday is only a dream, and tomorrow is but a vision. Yet each day, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.” 

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Open House

Winter Event Beat the winter blues with the Young Leadership Division and the Israel Program Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Young Jews and Brightright Israel alumni are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails, comedy and dessert. 7-9:15pm. Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. For more information, visit

Playhouse Cooperative Preschool and Kindergarten is holding an Open House at 10am, and offering daily tours at the school. A nurturing and creative preschool and offers full and half day programs. 10am. Playhouse Preschool, 88 Franklin Ave, West Orange. For more information, call 973-735-9451 or visit


Men’s Club to Hold a Minyan It’s a great way to make new friends and catch up with old friends. Rabbi Kulwin makes the service a little more traditional and keeps it interesting by explaining parts of it with which you may not be familiar. Breakfast will be served after the service. 8:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 or visit

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9th Annual Food Tasting Event CAKE’s latest album Showroom of Compassion debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 upon its release and has achieved overwhelming success, with three hit singles and praise from the likes of TIME, Rolling Stone, NPR, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and more. Doors 7pm, Show 8:30pm. The Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St, Montclair. Call 973-7839500for information.

Showcasing the fine & diverse restaurants of the Livingston area to benefit the St. Barnabas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Gift baskets, prizes and door prizes will be given away. NOTE: originally scheduled on Nov 5, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. All tickets dated Nov 5 will be honored. 6-9pm. Sponsored by Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club. Westminster Hotel, 500 W. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston. For more information, please call 973-4779784 or visit

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 Bariatric Surgery Support Group— Exercise Topic Post-bariatric surgery patients are welcome to a monthly support group on the third Wednesday of every month, at 7pm, in the Belleville Founders Room (located through the main entrance of CMMC). Each support group focuses on a different topic to help you maintain your weight loss and receive support from others. Call 973-450-2399 to register. Walk-ins welcome. 7pm. Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville Founders Room, 1 Clara Maass Dr., Belleville.

TBA Melton Course Adult education 7-9pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 73-994-2290 for information.



Recital by Greg Giannascoli

Budapest Festival Orchestra When the Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer brought the Budapest Festival Orchestra to the 2011 Mostly Mozart Festival, The New York Times led off its glowing review with these words—“New York classical music audiences are getting to know the Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer, and that, it turns out, is all to the good.” Their sensational concert program features the beautiful young Dutch violinist Janine Jansen in a performance of what may be Leonard Bernstein’s finest concert work, his Serenade for Violin and Orchestra. 8pm. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Greg Giannascoli is a faculty member at the esteemed Juilliard Pre-College and is also the coordinator of the percussion department at New Jersey City University. Marimba and percussion artist Giannascoli was a winner of the 2001 Artist International New York Recital/Young Artist Competition and was also top prizewinner of the 1997 Patrons of Wisdom International Young Artist Competition held in Toronto, Canada. 12:15pm. United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Pl, Morristown. Call 973538-2132 for information.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 SchoolTime: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration This season’s SchoolTime event puts the spotlight on contemporary gospel with Marvin Sapp, one of the music’s hottest stars, whose rousing 2007 album, Thirsty, topped the gospel charts for 27 consecutive weeks. Grades 6-12. NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

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Lunch & Learn led by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz. Sex, depression, tragedy, love, seduction. The Book of Esther is one of 5 Scrolls in the Bible. Join in an exploration of all 5 this year: Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth and Lamentations. Attend one or as many sessions as you like for stimulating discussions that will touch on the themes listed above! Bring your own lunch, beverages provided. 11:30am. Temple B’nai Abraham 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 or visit

Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens, guides participants in developing strategies for identifying trees from the characteristics of their bark. Samples from the Van Vleck Gardens will be viewed during outdoor exploration. 1–2:30 PM, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. To register, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail Michelle at education@vanvleck.orgby January 14.

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A Day “On” Not a Day “Off” In recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Temple B’nai Abraham’s Social Action Committee and Teen Tikkun Olam Group will participate in Livingston Day of Service sponsored by the Livingston Committee for Diversity. 11am. Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston. For information, call Claudia Minde, Director of Youth Programming at 973-994-2290 x247 or visit


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Embark on a magical journey through Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved book in this puppet-filled production that brings together some of the creative minds behind the Muppets. Follow the Little Prince as he leaves his home planet, lands on Earth and sets out to learn about love, loss, laughter and the inherent flaws within us all. Thru Dec. 25 10am & 12:30pm. Bristol Riverside Theater, NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. Call 888-466-5722 for tickets and information.

Resume Writing & Career Transition An evening of Career exploration of Sue Waldman’s Living, Loving & Learning seminar series. Guest presenter, J.D. Rosemont, will inspire you how to make a career transition. Advanced registration required. 7:3-9pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973-857-9090 or visit

A Musical Heritage Recital by violinist Nancie Lederer, pianist Pauline Lederer, cellist Marnie Kaller and pianist Rick Kaller. 12:15pm. United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Pl., Morristown. Call 973-538-2132 for information.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 Tot Shabbat Join Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein for a brief Tot Shabbat service with a dinner to follow for children up to 1st grade and their families. The event is free and siblings are welcome. 5:30pm. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. RSVP with the Temple Office at 973-239-1321.



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Specializing in Relationship Issues & Divorce Prevention “Work With Me, Change Your Life!” 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ

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Do you suffer from: gaining weight joint pain  headache  chronic back pain  fatigue  fibromyalgia  infertility  insomnia  sciatica  sinusitis  seasonal allergies We can help. Please call and visit our office. Most insurances are accepted.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Tony Bennett

Services include: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Hormone & Weight Management

Multi-Medical Practices, Pa

175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 3B, West Caldwell, NJ • 973-988-1727

Having Trouble Facing Your Prescription Drug Dependence?

The reigning king of the “Great American Songbook”. Tony Bennett has lent his golden voice and masterful interpretations to an endless array of American standards, show tunes, and jazz titles, and in the process he’s sold over 50 million records worldwide. Along the way, this American music icon has also earned 17 Grammy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master, and is a recent Kennedy Center Honoree. 7:30pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Temple B’nai Abraham Men’s Club Annual Sports Breakfast featuring guest speaker from the sports world. Call the temple office for the speaker and topic. 9am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Rd, Livingston. For reservations or information call 973-994-2290 or visit the website at

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Discuss current events and politics! Bring a dairy Kosher- style lunch; we provide coffee and a nosh. Members only.11:30am-1pm. NCJW Essex County Section, 70 S. Orange Ave. Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-740-0588 for information.

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973-746-2577 We have gift certificates for all classes

Kinesis at

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 Lunch & Learn Speaker and Kosher-style lunch. 12-2pm. Temple Emanu-El, 264 Northfield Ave, Livingston. RSVP to 973-740-0588 or

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 Choices: A Life Mentoring Group Using inspired and practical strategies, learn how to live from inspiration rather than fear. Discover your hidden talents and strengths, honor your truth, live your life purpose, trust your personal power and find the support you need to make life changes. Advance registration is required. 7:30-9pm. Sue Waldman’s Office, 320A Bloomfield Ave, Verona. For more information, call 973857-9090 or visit

Heart Performs

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson showed the world that women can rock when Heart stormed the charts with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” “These Dreams,” and “What About Love.” Nearly 35 years after they first hit it big, Heart remains powerhouse classic rockers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St, Morristown. s The submission deadline for the February Calendar of Events is January 9. E-mail submissions to:

Teaching Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing, Wedding Packages and More!

The best workout… The most unique studio… The most advanced exercise technology. By Appointment Only! 453 Main Street, second floor, Little Falls

365 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ


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Winter 2012

BON APPÉTIT By Janet Curran Perlman, Photos by Dan Epstein

Samba Brings a Lively Taste of Brazil to Montclair


n the aftermath of an epic storm that left so many in the area without power, our visit to Samba was a welcome respite of warmth and light—and top-quality Brazilian comfort food. As owner Ilson Goncalves, a native of Santa Catarina, a small state in southern Brazil, explained, “These are the dishes the ‘moms’ cook in Brazil.” The restaurant’s rough-hewn wooden tables reflect the rustic look of Samba’s interior, where high rectangular mirrors bracket the ornamental copper and brass cooking utensils hanging on terra cotta stuccoed walls. Samba’s concise menu consists of fewer than two dozen dishes, labeled on the menu as Nos. 1 through 19, as well as a soup and a weekend special. Although each item is described in Portuguese, for reasons of clarity, this review will use the menu number and English description of the dishes. Where better to start our evening than with No. 1, a $5.95 appetizer assortment of croquette-like little pastries—one each of chicken, beef and cheese. I’d have a difficult time picking a favorite of these crispy delights, although I did gravitate toward the chicken, while my guest savored the cheese. The vegetable known as yucca plays a prominent role in Brazilian food, and No. 3 on the menu featured tasty fried squares of yucca with Brazilian pork sausage and caramelized onions, priced at $7.95. Perfect for warming our hearts on a chilly night was the potato and collard greens soup with Brazilian pork sausage, $5.95 with sausage or a $4.95 vegetarian option. One of my favorite dishes of the evening was Item 10, the $17.95 Yucca Purée, a creamy and smooth marriage of tastes consisting of coconut milk, tomatoes and onions, served with whole shrimp and white rice, the latter served in a petite cast iron pot. A popular touch in Brazilian dishes is “farofa,” a topping made from toasted yucca flour and added to dishes for flavor and crunch. In the Brazilian rendering of ribs found in No. 18, Pork Ribs, farofa is added to a side of sautéed plantains. Sautéed collard greens, a pot of white rice and beans round out this $18.95 dish, a hearty offering with a definite kick.

Samba 7 Park Street, Montclair • 973-744-6764 • Lunch: Mon-Thu: 10am-4pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thu: 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm; Sun: 3-8pm BYOB

To thoroughly immerse yourself in authentic Brazilian cuisine, visit Samba on a Friday or Saturday, when the restaurant offers Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish. A black bean stew with tender, prime meat on the bone, slow-cooked for 24 hours, this $21.95 classic is served with fresh orange slices, collard greens, farofa and a vinaigrette sauce. Samba’s desserts, all $5.95 are outstanding. Smooth and luscious passion fruit mousse and a five-star Brazilian chocolate mousse were beautifully presented in footed glasses, topped with a cheerful sprig of mint, and the authentic flan bests any I’ve had in Newark’s Ironbound section. Ilson Goncalves fondly recalls growing up in his mother’s restaurant and catering business in Brazil. “Being in daily contact with my customers brings me back to my childhood,” he says. “What else could I ask for?” 

Ilson Goncalves, Owner

Celebrate New Year’s in Style with Our 4-Course Prix Fixe Menu


Call for Reservations Today.

Anthony’s Cheesecake

71 Washington St., Bloomfield 973-415-8885 With a menu that extends far beyond just traditional cheesecake, Anthony’s Cheesecake feels more like a jazz lounge than a bakery. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and an eclectic menu of specialty items including homemade pastries, pies, quiches, breads, and, of course, cheesecake, Anthony’s Cheesecake offers something to appeal to every taste. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, OD, SP, MCC, TO



Let Us Do the Cooking

With the holidays around the corner, its time to start planning. This year plan on enjoying yourself. Visit our website for full catering menu.

Offering fresh pizza and specialty pies in an upscale but family-friendly atmosphere. $IN-$MOD, TO, D

CEDAR GROVE Esposito’s

465 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove 973-239-0807

Senorita’s Mexican Grill

is Back!

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

CALDWELL Cloverleaf

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

Divina Restaurant

461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell 973-228-5228 Fine Italian dining in a casual setting. $EXP, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO


182 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-403-9411

With original owner David Gabbay and co-owner John Gonzalez PURVEYORS of FINE FOOD & DRINK Lunch: Mon-Fri Noon-3pm Dinner: Mon–Thu 3-10pm, Fri & Sat 3-11:30pm

Private rooms from 12 to 100 available

1 Newark Pompton Turnpike • Little Falls


Founded in 1908, Esposito’s has been a Cedar Grove staple for Italian classics and specialties since 1974. The family-owned business takes pride the use of high quality ingredients and customized service. Private event spaces are available, and off premises catering orders are welcome. Take out and delivery are available. $MOD, BYO, TO, D


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

FAIRFIELD Calandra’s Mediterranean


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Live Music Every Friday Night


“Casual Italian Dining” B OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK BYO Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Tue-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun: 3pm-9pm

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




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Happy & Healthy Holidays from Our Family to Yours.


Best Chinese Restaurant


• Only Fresh Vegetables and the Finest Ingredients





• Cook with Cholesterol-Free, Trans Fat-Free Canola Oil • Delicious Lunch, Dinner & Catering

Delivered to Your Home or Office Order Online: 199 Bellevue Avenue • Upper Montclair • 973.509.8878


Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm

Enjoy the Holidays with Family…

Celebrating 27 Years!

Delicious Food…Elegant Surroundings …and a Warm Festive Atmosphere • Now booking for holiday, private and corporate parties • Reserve your “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Christmas Eve Dinner • Book your New Year’s Eve Dinner 3 seatings: 5pm, 7pm & 9:30pm


• Happy Hour 4-7pm, Mon-Fri, ½ price drinks & appetizers

LUNCH Mon-Fri 11:30-3 • DINNER Mon-Thu 5-10, Fri & Sat 5-12, Sun 3-9

168 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield • 973.808.1414 Like us on Facebook

An incomparable dining experience for those whose standard is excellence. 633 ROUTE 10 EAST, WHIPPANY 973-884-9175 WWW.ILCAPRICCIO.COM Winter 2012 69

Experience Samba –

Authentic Brazilian Home Style Cuisine in a Relaxed and Romantic Setting

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

Cielo Restaurant Now Open for Dinner on Sundays, 3-8pm Open Mon-Sat for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

7 Park Street, Montclair


VERONA’S ORIGINAL #1 BAGEL SHOP Voted Essex County’s Best Bagels! Thanks to our customers for helping us win the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

Rosanne and Frank


Merchant House Tavern

Home of the Handmade Bagel


68 Newark Pompton Tpke, Little Falls • 973-785-8199 Japanese food served in a casual setting. $EXP, ENT, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Rare, The Steakhouse

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

Toscania Trattoria

75 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-2984

4 Little Falls Rd, Fairfield 973-227-6066 Offering classic American food in an elegant, relaxed atmosphere. LP, MCC, $MOD-$EXP

Over 25 Varieties of Bagels Call Us Baked Fresh Daily For All Your

• Free Lunch Delivery in Most Areas • Party Platters Available

168 Passaic Ave, Fairfield 973-808-1414 Enjoy an elegant dining experience with delicious, affordably priced comfort food in a warm environment. Renowned chef Anthony Pucciarello has designed a beautiful space complete with a stylish bar area and seasonal patio dining. Offering happy hour drink and lunch specials from 4-6pm daily. The new hotspot for local business people and residents to partake in its tasty yet affordable lunch menu. OD, LP, RR, VP, H, MCC

Italian specialties including a Seafood Combination tower, Boroncino from Italy, Kobe steaks cooked to order, freshly made Papardelle with lobster in a pink sauce, filet mignon and more. Private rooms are available. MCC, TO, VP, RR, OD, TO

GLEN RIDGE Fitzgerald’s Restaurant

Holiday Catering Needs!

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

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

13 Herman Street, Glen Ridge 973-748-4702 An upscale, tavern serving American Bistro fare. $MOD-$EXP, ENT, RR, OD, LP, MCC, TO

LITTLE FALLS Bellissimo Ristorante

1 Route 23 South at Route 46 973-785-4255 Bellissimo, a Little Falls favorite, reopened their doors in October. The restaurant offers high quality

Thanks to All Who Voted for Us

Best Mexican Restaurant — Best of Essex 2012 —



Welcome to Toscania Trattoria, where authentic Italian fare and a serenely inviting ambiance combine to create an oasis of fine Italian dining experiences. Enticing aromas from our kitchen provide an introduction to our array of familiar and deliciously satisfying dishes inspired by Southern Italian Cuisine. Enjoy a relaxing venue that is perfect for small gatherings and conversation, while the exceptional cuisine speaks for itself. BYO, $MOD, LP, SP, RR, H, MCC, TO

Live Jazz Every Friday & Saturday “Excellent” -ZAGAT Review


Now accepting reservations for


285 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield • 973-743-0099

Open New Year’s Day from 1-9pm

To-Go and Delivery Available

11 S. Fullerton Ave • Montclair

973-746-6778 • WWW.PALAZZONJ.COM

Upstairs Sports Bar

Watch All The Action on Large Flat Screen TVs Drink & Food Specials During Every Sports Event

Visit our other location:

1300 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ • 732-669-9024 70


Party Room Available Book Your Holiday Party Now!

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

LUNCH: Mon-Fri 11:30-3, Sat 11:30-4 DINNER: Mon-Thu 5-9:30, Fri & Sat 5-10:30, Sun 2-9

this holiday season…celebrate with friends & family at lu nello!


106 E. Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1833 Chinese cuisine served in a casual dining environment. $IN, H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Cocco Bello Café

155 South Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-992-1999 Continental cuisine in a casual dining environment. BYO, H, RR, MCC, TO

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

Eppes Essen

105 East Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-994-1120 A New York, Jewish-style deli and restaurant offering home-style cooking. $MOD, BYO, H, MCC, TO

Il Vicolo Ristorante

Innovative Northern Italian Cuisine Fine Dining | Private Event Catering | Handsome Bar & Lounge 182 Stevens Ave. • Cedar Grove, NJ • 973-837-1660 •

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

Ritz Dinner

72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 973-533-1213 Serving classic comfort food in a friendly diner atmosphere. H, MCC, TO, NR, LP


517 So. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-994-3233 Japanese cuisine and specialties served in a casual dining atmosphere. $EXP, BYO, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MONTCLAIR Albert’s Montclair

32 Church St, Montclair • 973-233-0300 Southern Cajun fair served in a small, upscale, causal atmosphere. $IN-$EXP, BYO, ENT, H, RR, OD, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Bistro 18

18 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-233-0800 New American Cuisine with European and Asian influences.

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Indigo Kitchen montclair

modern soul and barbeque

open for dinner every night all day on Saturday & Sunday featuring Sunday brunch

973.707.2950 • 615 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair Diners’ Choice Winner

Neighborhood Gem

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blu Restaurant

554 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-509-2202 Modern American cuisine with French, Italian and Asian influences BYO, $EXP, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC


6 Park St, Montclair • 973-783-0447 A French bistro with Americaninfluenced cuisine in a calm, friendly environment. $EXP, BYO, ENT, RR, OD, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen

183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair 973 744-0068 Dedicated to sustainability and seasonal quality seafood. $EXP, BYO, RR, TO

Marzullo’s Restaurant

117 Grove St., Montclair 973-744-4664 Italian specialties served in a low key restaurant atmosphere. $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC

Osteria Giotto

21-23 Midland Ave, Montclair 973-746-0111 Authentic Italian fare in a casual atmosphere. RR, $IN-$EXP, OD


11 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-6778 Enjoy gourmet food prepared by proprietor/chef John Giglio in a relaxing atmosphere, complete with a dark wood panel wine bar and embellishments in warm faux-finished tones, rich gold fabrics and deep hues, highlighted by the baby grand piano featuring live music every Wed-Sat evening. Wine bar/BYO, ENT, H, LP, MCC, $MOD, SF, RR

Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastro-Lounge

1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair 973-233-1006 Montclair’s hottest new full service restaurant serving selections from the sea, from the farm and from the forest.


7 Park St, Montclair • 973-744-6764 Experience Brazilian home-style cooking at Samba Montclair, formerly Park Street Café. Samba is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day but Sunday. You can dine-in or pick-up from Samba’s breakfast and lunch menu. Samba’s intimate, candlelit din-

ing room that is gaining a reputation as one of the most romantic restaurants in Montclair. Samba serves a full menu of chicken, steak, grilled shrimp and vegetarian dishes. Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil is featured every Friday and Saturday night. BYO, MCC, $MOD, MN

TS Ma Chinese Cuisine

199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair 973-509-8878

Sushi Hana

5 N. Fullerton Ave, Montclair 973-746-3900 Japanese and Pan-Asian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO


711 Main St, North Caldwell 973-890-3993 Italian cuisine served in a casual restaurant setting. BYO, $MOD-$EXP, ENT, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO


608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 973-744-2954 Japanese dining in a casual environment. $EXP, RR, OD, LP, MCC

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

Upstairs Restaurant

608 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair 2nd Floor • 973-744-4144

Order Your Holiday Pies, Cheesecakes & Quiches Now

Come experience our fresh, handcrafted fare, daily specials and over 30 varieties of cheesecake.

Breakfast • Lunch • BYOB NOW OPEN FOR DINNER

Gift Cards Available

“It’s all about the Steak”

“Best New Restaurant 2008” Annual Readers’ Choice Restaurant Poll -New Jersey Monthly

71 Washington Street, Bloomfield • 973.415.8885

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Let Someone Else Do The Cooking, While You Celebrate The Holiday Season!

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

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

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity. Seasonal American cuisine served in a smart, casual dining atmosphere. $EXP, RR, LP, MCC

VERONA Miele’s Restaurant

125 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-239-3363 Traditional Italian fare served in a casual setting. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, LP, SP, MCC, TO

WEST CALDWELL Gennaro’s Cucina

40 Clinton Rd, West Caldwell 973-287-6307 Chef Gennaro Romeo combines thirty years of experience with a passion for food to prepare authentic Italian family recipes daily. With exceptional cuisine at a great value, Gennaro’s Cucina provides the perfect casual atmosphere in a dining room reminiscent of an outdoor Italian bistro. BYO, D, LP, $IN-$EXP

WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion

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

FAMILY STYLE TAKE OUT MEALS (includes choice of entree, pasta and salad)

and Save $10 OFF Your 1st Order Monday-Thursday. All meals prepared fresh. Please order in advance. Must present coupon. Regular price $49.99. Offer expires 1/11/13.

Gennaro’s Cucina Old World Italian Cuisine


40 Clinton Road, West Caldwell

(Located in Broadway Square Mall, next to Harmon Cosmetics)



Hola Cantina

555 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell 973-882-8940 Offering traditional Mexican dishes and specialties in a casual, fun, family-friendly dining atmosphere. LP, $MOD, TO


fine Japanese restaurant with fresh seafood, grilled steak, BBQ Salmon, sushi sashimi, special rolls, and exotic rolls. Every dish will dazzle your taste buds. Open 7 days. BYO, RR, MCC, $MOD-$IN, LP, H, TO

For Families on the Go – Try Our

776 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell 973-808-7178 To guarantee a memorable meal at Ichiban, just close the menu and ask, “what’s good?”. Ichiban Sushi is a

Il Capriccio

633 Route 10 E, Whippany 973-884-9175 Chef/owner, Tony Grande, offers delectable regional Italian cuisine such as roasted loin of veal in portwine, Penne Rustiche and Involtini of Filet Mignon al Provelone e Spec. Enjoy freshly prepared Caesar salad and complete the meal with an extraordinary dessert. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP s



Home of the Best Coffee Ice Cream 476 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 56 Fabulous Flavors

Corner of Eagle Rock Ave.



With this coupon only. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Limit one coupon per visit. Expires 01/31/13.

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Real estate Watch

OctOber 2012 HOme SaleS Caldwell


List Price

List Price

Bed/Bath Sale Price




250 Horseneck Rd




179 Roseland Ave, 5




45 Glenroy Rd S




22 Linwood Ter




18 Toll Ter




6 Parkway E




11 Henrietta Dr




7 Redwood Dr




9 Caryn Pl




352 Old Country Rd




2 Scott Dr








3 Domessina Ln, F1

Cedar Grove

he number of homes sold in October rose 9% from September (133 to 145). The average sale price, however, dropped 11%, from $464,000 to $415,000, while the median sale price was $359,900, the lowest figure in seven months. This shows a shift towards lower-priced homes selling. 107 properties sold for under $500K (+20% from September), while 38 sold for over $500K (-14%). The average days on market of sold properties jumped from 76 in September to 86.

Bed/Bath Sale Price

List Price

Bed/Bath Sale Price

64 Carlson Pky




15 Donato Dr




75 Sunrise Ter




141 Brunswick Rd




36 Bentley Rd




137 Myrtle Ave




15 Chestnut Ct




87 Sunrise Ter




56 Lynwood Rd




UniqUe qUality craftmanship

Glen ridGe


List Price

Bed/Bath Sale Price

34 Burnett St




167 Sherman Ave




45 Hamilton Rd




320 Forest Ave




517 Ridgewood Ave




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Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Builders of new custom homes & renovations Specializing in Demolitions, Complete Renovations & Additions

• Kitchens We s t e s s e x • Bathrooms • roofing • siding Free Estimates • Quality Construction Since 1985 • decKs • Basements


Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty is proud to be a drop off location. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the Holiday season each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. 460 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell • 973-228-1050

973-228-1990 or 973-244-1924 • Roseland, NJ email •

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Address List Price 73 Hillside Ter 298,000 4 N Cedar Pky 334,000 458 S Livingston Ave 369,000 24 Royal Ave 369,000 6 Tuscan Rd 345,000 26 Hazel Ave 359,000 57 Hazel Ave 399,000 191 Walnut St 435,000 18 Locust Pl 339,000 1 Locust Pl 445,000 5 Wingate Dr 489,000 20 Wychwood Rd 479,000 65 Winchester Rd 499,900 15 Edgemere Rd 469,000 245 Hillside Ave 547,000 17 Briar Cliff Rd 629,000 17 Surrey Ln 650,000 11 Tanglewood Dr 649,000 20 Sunset Road 659,000 93 Ridge Dr 585,000 11 Carillon Cir 919,000 45 East Dr 1,049,000 14 Chadwick Rd 1,150,000 3 Canterbury Rd


Bed/Bath Sale Price 2/1 260,000 3/2 319,000 3/1.1 337,000 4/1.1 350,000 5/2 350,000 3/2.1 355,000 3/3 357,000 5/1.1 365,000 3/1.1 400,800 4/2 438,500 4/2.1 469,500 3/2 479,500 4/2 480,000 4/2 527,500 4/2.1 540,000 4/3.1 600,000 4/2.1 610,000 4/2.1 610,000 4/2.1 612,000 4/2.1 621,000 4/4.1 880,000 5/3.1 1,000,000 4/4 1,050,000 4/3.2



List Price 143,900



3 Artho Lane

41005 Grant St, 3R




80 Bay St, 3



80 Bay St, 5



91 Bay St, A-1


159 Park St, 3







42 Roosevelt St





1 Driftway






2 Schweinberg Dr







19 Franklin Pl




9 Draper Ter





50 Pine St, 5A




1 Rutgers Pl




368 Orange Rd




15 Glenridge Ave, 22




689 Grove St




40 Gates Ave




25 Aubrey Rd




50 Pine St, 4A




308 Park St




18 Heller Dr




north Caldwell


List Price 399,900



24 Hickory Dr




399 Mountain Ave



14 Four Seasons Drive 694,950 211 Smull Ave 5 Vale Pl

859,900 1,129,900

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59 Burnett Ter




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31 Cunningham Dr




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