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In The Vicinity Exciting news and happenings in the area

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Calendar of Events

19 Ready, Set…Camp! Finding the Right Camp for Your Child

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20 Summer Camps & Programs 2013 31 At Your Service Morris Animal Inn: Customized Care for Your Pet

33 At Your Service Mathnasium: Making Math Make Sense

38 Health & Beauty 38 Managing Migraines: News from the Treatment Front 40 Health & Beauty Resource Directory

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42 Diamond Minds 43 Have You Heard…

44 Restaurant Guide Local area restaurants

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IN THE VICINITY By Melissa Kane

Kitchen Expressions Opens New Showroom

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ver a year after Kitchen Expressions’ Millburn showroom sustained irreparable damage from flooding during Hurricane Irene, the business was able to reopen in a new location on Springfield Avenue in Summit. The business, which has served clients and customers across the nation with kitchen, bath and general home remodeling, was located in Millburn for over 13 years. And, though the location may be different, owner Steven Naphtali and his staff are excited to offer customers the same great, customer-oriented service as they have come to be known for. “You can trust our team to not only do excellent work, but we also work hard to make your project—and every project—a stress-free experience that greatly exceeds your expectations,” he said. And, he explains, just as customers had come to expect from their Millburn location, their Summit showroom offers clients and customers a comprehensive look at all the industry has to offer—both modern and classic pieces for every style. Kitchen Expressions is now located at 396 Springfield Avenue in Summit. They can be reached by calling 908-273-4442 or by visiting www.kitchenexpressions.com.

Summit Downtown, Inc. Hosts Its

8TH ANNUAL LEGO EVENT

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or the 8th year in a row, the Summit Downtown, Inc., in conjunction with the Summit Historical Society and Coldwell Banker’s Summit office, held the Build Summit event. Participating families, under the guidance of Stephen W. Schwartz, A.I.A. of SWS Architects, work cooperatively using LEGO blocks to construct some of downtown Summit’s most famous buildings. After the families complete their portion of the project, they place their “building” in its proper place on the gymnasium-sized map of the area. This year’s event, which was held on February 3, 2013, brought in the largest turnout of families and supporters the event coordinators had ever seen. “The supporters and family supporters are getting bigger and bigger every year,” Lori Dahl, a Trustee for the Summit Historical Society and Summit Downtown, Inc., said. “We have brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents. It’s truly a family bonding experience and is so much fun.” The event is sponsored each year by the Coldwell Banker Summit office, benefitting the Summit Historial Society.

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he Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has expanded their education program offerings. As part of The Shakespeare Theatre Academy, the Theatre is offering youth and adult classes in disciplines connected with classic theatre beginning this month. The classes will be held once a week, and will be taught by the Theatre’s renowned artistic and educational staff. The expanded schedule now includes classes in swordplay, unarmed stage combat, classic scene study for adults only and scene study for teens 14-18 years-of-age. Classes for the spring semester begin this month and are open to actors of all experience levels. “Whether a student is taking his or first theatre class or this experience is just one step

on an ever-evolving theatrical journey, The Shakespeare Theatre Academy provides compelling, enriching and fun opportunities for the artist in everyone,” Director of Education Brian B. Crowe stated. Students will receive individualized attention due to the small class sizes, and Crowe himself will be teaching two introductory classes in scene study. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is located on the campus of Drew University at 36 Madison Ave. in Madison. The Shakespeare Theatre Academy is located at the Theatre’s support facility at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. The Theatre and Academy can be reached at 973-845-6739 or by visiting www.shakespearenj.org.

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Yoga Studio Adds Warm Yoga Flow Classes

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he American Yoga Academy and Studio has added Warm Yoga Flow classes to their roster. The classes, which kicked off on January 7, are held each Monday evening from 6:15-7:15pm. The studio will be heated to 85 degrees, which is proven to burn more calories, warm the muscles for greater flexibility and deeper stretches, flush toxins from the body, improve the efficiency of your immune system, provide a cardiovascular workout and help your skin become glowing and radiant. Through this class, yogis of all levels can integrate breath and movement, and will work on building strength, flexibility and toning. The Warm Yoga Flow class is taught by The American Yoga Academy and Studio’s Director Jennifer Cavalieri. Additionally, to mark the addition of this class to their schedule, Cavalieri and her colleagues are excited to offer new students who mention Suburban Essex Magazine and this article their first class for just $10! The American Yoga Academy and Studio is located within The Wilshire Grand Hotel at 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. For more information call 973-731-9960 or visit www.AmericanYogaAcademy.com.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS MARCH 2013 Swan Lake, considered by many to be the greatest classical ballet of all time, performed by the Russian National Ballet. Thursday, March 7, 8pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 SchoolTime: Through the Night Reinforce the power of one with OBIE-winning writer-actor Daniel Beaty’s solo performance, a multi-character tale that deals with human possibility, hope, and the particular dynamics of father-son relationships. 10am & 12:30pm. For grades 7-12. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

7th Grade Free Membership Program The Summit Area YMCA is offering free membership to all 7th graders in the Y’s service area through June. Summit Y, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-2733330. The program is also at the Berkeley Heights Y 550 Springfield Ave., Berkely Heights. Call 908-464-8373 or visit www.theSAY.org.

International Spiritual Film Festival

Montage of Attractions by Jenny Snider

Independent uplifting shorts, documentaries, and feature films from around the world. Holding Our Own: Embracing the End of Life. 11:15pm. FEMME: Women Healing the World with filmmaker Emmanuel Itier (Premiere) followed by reception at 7pm. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown. For full schedule of films and events visit www.AwakenSpiritualFilmFestival.org.

Jenny has produced a large body of work, including painting, drawing and sculpture, animated films, limited edition books, and hand-drawn artist books. Her work draws form and content from popular culture to history, art and politics. Runs thru March 15. Korn Gallery, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Call 973-408-3758 or visit www.drew.edu/korngallery.

Home Window Restoration Lecture Join Karen Kaplan and Mary Beth Robb, co-owners of Open Window Restoration to learn how homeowners can fix and restore their original windows. Free, open to all. Refreshments served. 12:301:30pm. Summit YMCA, 490 Morris Ave., Summit. Registration is required 908-273-3330.

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Fall under the spell of the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev” with this NJSO program that includes Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as well as masterworks by Chausson, Borodin, and Saint-Saëns. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

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Its delightful humor and catchy score will entertain both young and old. Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 2, at 1pm and 7:30pm. Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave. Chatham Township. Call 973457-2501 for information.

(Reaching Into Self-Empowerment) Women learn how to achieve goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Senior Swim Open swim for older adults, 65+, daily, during any scheduled adult lap swim. Summit Area YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.

Financial Fitness for Women & Law (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional. Please call 973-994-4994 for all class schedules and registration. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

Immortal Structures: Here and There-After This new exhibition of contemporary realist paintings, by New Jersey artist Maria Mijares spans over three decades and the Atlantic Ocean, exploring the artist’s journeys from New York to Spain. Thru March 31.Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For information, visit www.morrismuseum.org call 973-971-3700.

Lend Me A Tenor

Booker T. Jones Performs

Reflections focuses on botanicals, both natural and imagined, this exhibition brings together two artists who are considered glass masters and their flame worked pieces are striking in their use of color, shape and technology. Thru April 28. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

Computer Classes for Women Classes scheduled for March are Intro to WORD; Intermediate WORD; Basic EXCEL. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

Butch Ross At The Minstrel Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

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A hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy! The renowned “Il Stupendo” is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera Otello. Chaos ensues when his wife mistakenly leaves him a “Sear John” letter an the distraught singer is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers. What Follows is a laugh-out-loud chain of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, and musical mayhem! Runs thru March 10. 8pm. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.

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Fun-to-Be-Fit Exercise Class Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm, SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register and for additional information, please call 908-598-5548.

Cancer Recovery and Support

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12-week free session for those recovering from cancer treatment. New session starts in March at the Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave., Berkely Heights. Call 908 464 8373 or visit www.theSAY.org.

Krush Groove (1985)

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Full cocktail dinner, Lord & Taylor Beauty Bar including NARS, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Estée Lauder, Chanel, Clarins and Trish McEvoy, plus luxury lounge experiences, designer shows, after-party and more.

Osgood discusses some of the most fascinating people and stories he’s covered, his approach to the news, and engages the audience in a Q&A, in this conversation with one of America’s most beloved newsmen. Golden Circle includes a meet and greet. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Sweet Honey in the Rock This Grammy-winning, African American a cappella ensemble arrives with a concert that pays tribute to three legendary ladies of song: Miriam Makeba, Odetta and Abbey Lincoln. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-6428989 or visit www.njpac.org.

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Author/critic Nelson George hosts this screening of Krush Groove, the 1985 narrative feature inspired by the early days of Def Jam Recordings. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Bring your favorite book, meet our “staff” of puppets, read to them and enjoy story time from our Education staff. Pre-registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. 1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts., 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-3772982 or email info@metc.org.

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Circle of Breath Harmonium Choral Society, celebrating the 25th anniversary season of Artistic Director Dr. Anne J. Matlack, presents a concert featuring Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and the East Coast première of a new version of Samuel Barber’s “The Lovers.” 8pm. Also March 3, 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Pl. (on the Green), Morristown. Call 973538-6969 or visit www.harmonium.org.

Dr. Seuss Family Festival

Topics covered include growing small fruits, beekeeping, organic control of common vegetable insects, best management practices for garden managers, finding funding, and seed saving. Keynote Speaker is the distinguished Joan Dye Gussow, author and Professor Emerita of Columbia University. 9am-4:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7603 or to register online visit www.arboretumfriends.org.

Jack & Jill in the Forgotten Nursery Jack and Jill unlock a magical nursery filled with enchanted toys. Children of all ages will be captivated during this interactive, sing-a-long adventure, including toe-tapping music, nursery rhymes, stunning sets and sparkling costumes. 11am. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

The Peking Acrobats 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd. (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown. For information, call 973-971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

International Spiritual Film Festival

Maple Sugar Festival Guided “Sugaring Thru History” walks, games, maple syrup snow cones, crafts, tree tapping demos, syrup taste tests and so much more! Great for all ages! 12-4pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information, please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

3rd Annual Community Garden Conference

Independent uplifting shorts, documentaries, and feature films from around the world, many NJ and US premieres! Start the day with a drum circle and end with SUMMERLAND, a comedy from Iceland! 10am and 10pm. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown. Check website for full schedule of films and events: www.AwakenSpiritualFilmFestival.org.

A precarious pagoda of chairs… treacherous wirewalking… stunning somersaulting… astonishing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. 3pm & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

“Children of Heaven”, Film Festival A heartwarming perspective on the bonds of family and life in this part of Iran. 1pm. Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. Call 973-376-1006.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Adult Education with Rabbi Karen R. Perolman

Play Bridge Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3pm. Beginners class, Mondays, 11am-12noon. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.

Concert: Moonlight Duo—Herstory

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Take a look at our prayer practices, why & how we pray, the history of our liturgy & personal prayer, through media, music, meditation & text. Coffee & bagels will be served. 9:45am. Also the 17th &24th. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. Call 973 379 1555 x 6622 for information.

Blues in the Loft: Michael Hill’s Blues Mob A casual, affordable and fun concert series featuring up-and-coming musicians and seasoned professionals, the series offers an up-close perspective on today’s blues and jazz musicians as well as Midtown Direct Rep. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Pre-Natal Yoga

Classical music by female composers from Europe and the U.S. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973538-2404 x 15 or visit www.maccullochhall.org.

Prenatal Yoga is a natural way to reduce or relieve some of the physical challenges that can occur with pregnancy such as: fatigue, digestive problems, lower back pain, sciatica, and random aches and pains that often occur when you are pregnant. Sundays at 10:30–11:45am. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, 2nd Floor, Summit. Call 908-277-1222 or visit our website www.terraskycenter.com

Founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. 7pm. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Call 201-227-1030 or visit www. bergenpac.org.

South Orange Symphony Concert Guest conductor Susan Haig of Summit will present music by Weber, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Mendelssohn. This free concert features pianist Rebecca Choi, this year’s Artist Competition Winner, playing Carl Maria von Weber’s Konzertstück in F minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 79. For added enjoyment, the symphony’s annual Silent Auction fundraiser will begin before the concert and run through intermission. Sterling Hall at South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. For information, email SouthOrangeSym@aol.com or call 973-376-6349.

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Circle of Breath Harmonium presents “Circle of Breath” with Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and the East Coast premiere of a new version of Samuel Barber’s “The Lovers,” a stunning work for chamber orchestra and chorus, based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Pl., Morristown. Call 973-538-6969 or visit www.harmonium.org.

International Spiritual Film Festival Independent uplifting shorts, documentaries, and feature films from around the world, many NJ and US premieres! 1pm—When The Iron Bird Flies: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West. 4:45pm—Four Shorts from Iran and Russia. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown. Check website for full schedule of films and events: www. AwakenSpiritualFilmFestival.org.

Delta Rae Delta Rae is a fast-rising, alternative folk-rock band that delivers stunning contemporary harmonies and a joyous, rollicking sound that touches on virtually all aspects of Americana, including gospel, country, bluegrass, blues and pop. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Gardening In Small Spaces

Monika Hannemann will discuss the challenges and benefits of gardening in small spaces, including specific well-suited plants and cultivars. 7:30pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood. Open to the public, admission is free and refreshments (often homemade!) will be served. Visit maplewoodgardenclub.org for more information.

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“Face Inspiration” Fun portrait painting class. Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham. 8 Mondays 7-9:30pm. Call 973-443-9222. or visit www.the adultschool.org.

12-Week Sustainable Weight Loss Program

In this unique program you will receive a holistic education to weight loss that will encompass one on one counseling, cooking classes with meal planning, weekly weigh ins, fitness classes, meditation, phone consultations and support reaching your health goals. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, 2nd Floor, Summit. Call 908-277-1222 or visit www. terraskycenter.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Cancer Recovery Fitness Program An ongoing exercise program designed to increase energy levels, strengthen bones, flexibility, range of motion and build muscle. From 1:30–2:15pm. Free. Pathways at the Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. For more info and to register call Michele Visco at 908273-4242, ext 154 or email at Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org.

Senior Book Club Book: “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martell. Free, open to all area seniors. 1-2pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 The Peking Acrobats A precarious pagoda of chairs… treacherous wire-walking… stunning somersaulting… astonishing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. 3pm & 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

How to Read Music Classes Learn how to read music, including rhythm, pitch, key signatures, meter and notation with Patrizia Cioffi. Runs for eight Tuesdays (skip March 12, 26 & April 9) from 6:15-7:10pm. Columbia High School, Room C237, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. Call 973-7625600 for information.

Joy of Singing Develop your voice, extend your range and learn to project better with Patrizia Cioffi. Runs for eight Tuesdays (skip March 12, 26 & April 9) from 7:108:50pm at Columbia High School, room C237, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. Call 973-762-5600 for information.

The Chieftains Critical Negotiating Skills for Women Learn how to accomplish your goals in the professional world by utilizing successful negotiating techniques. Discover your individual negotiating style through highly interactive class sessions. This program is also available on March 9 from 10am to 1pm. Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange. Register today at http://ceps.shu.edu. For more info call 973-761-9087 email CEPS@shu. edu.

Arthritis Foundation Class for Seniors The world’s most celebrated traditional Irish band has been at the forefront of popularizing traditional Irish music worldwide during their astonishing 50year career. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

A series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. Tuesdays at 11am-12:15pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register and for additional information, please call 908.598.5548.

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Open to the community.T uesdays 2pm and Thursdays 11am. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.

March 2013

An informal, relaxed, monthly discussion group on parenting issues. Coffee and snacks are provided. Younger siblings are welcome. 9:15am. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. Call 973-763-4116 for information.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Breast Cancer Support Group Pathways, a program of The Connection, offers this group on Wednesday evenings, for women diagnosed at any age and any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared in a welcoming, supportive environment. 6–7:15pm. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Free. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. For more info call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242, ext 154 or email at Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org

Metropolitan Orchestra of NJ Performs Maestro Michael Stratechuk will lead the orchestra in Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op.9; Fauré: Pavane and Sicilienne; Debussy: Petite Suite; and conclude the afternoon’s performance with Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2. 3pm. Millburn High School Auditorium, 462 Millburn Ave., Millburn. Call 973379-6431 or visit www. metropolitanorchestra.org.

Basket Weaving 101 Personalize your home décor with a unique basket that you will weave out of wood! Lesley Schiftic will teach beginners how to make a magazine holder, waste paper basket or catch-all basket; your creativity will fashion the look, pattern and height of your basket and at the end of the course you will have a one-of-a kind wooden woven basket to take home. 7:30-9pm. Columbia High School, room D101, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood. Call 973-762-5600 for information.


Swan Lake

Pat Donohue At The Minstrel

Presented by Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake is considered by many to be the greatest classical ballet of all time, mesmerizing audiences with its romance and beauty for over a century. Enjoy this Tchaikovsky favorite, performed by the Russian National Ballet. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Jef and Michele open. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

Live From Greater Metrowest

Stony Hill Players Presents “Cards on the Table,” a murder mystery that constantly teases and surprises. Also March 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17—Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit. To purchase tickets call 888817-3013, email stonyhillplayers@ yahoo.com or visit www. stonyhillplayers.org.

NO EXCESS WEIGHT OR SPACE

Dreamcatcher Presents “Blood: A Comedy”

Superstar Mandy Patinkin is the featured guest at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Live From Greater Metrowest, a relaxed evening of networking and socializing. The event will begin at 6:45pm with a cocktail hour and light dinner followed by dessert and the program at 7:45pm. Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany. To RSVP and for more information, visit www.jfedgmw.org/ live or call (973) 929-3042.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Grammar Workshop for Professionals This program is a comprehensive grammar refresher to keep your grammar skills intact. Through creative lessons, you will be able to correct complicated and common errors. This program is available on Mar. 23 (9am-4pm) & Mar. 24 9am1pm). Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange. Register today at http://ceps.shu.edu. For info reach us at 973-761-9087 or email CEPS@shu.edu.

Stomp Experience the explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, and utterly unique percussion sensation that uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—such as wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans and hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Also March 9 at 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Jacqueline Stanzi is an eccentric life-long atheist and college professor who has just lost her tenure for trying to teach intelligent design in a science class. Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm., and Sundays at 2pm. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at The Baird, 5 Mead St., South Orange. Call 973-378-7754, ext. 2228 or visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org.

Complicated Grief Guest Speaker Dr. Katherine Shear will give the talk, discussing this intense, long lasting form of grief which affects many after a personal loss. 5:30pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Ave., Short Hills. Call 973 379 1555 x 6622 for information.

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Whoopi Goldberg Performs

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival The Festival will feature more than 250 American artistians showcasing their latest hand-crafted items, live demonstrations by master craftspeople, gourmet foods for sampling and purchase, and interactive family entertainment. 10am. Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Dr., Somerset. Visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call 800-210-9900.

From The Color Purple, Ghost and Sister Act to her triumphs on Broadway to her current role as master commentator on The View, there’s only one Whoopi. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

The Grape Debate

in the comfort & convenience of your own home!

P h o t o g r a P h y

973-783-5149 • www.DanEpstein.com

March 8th, 7-10pm

The event features five wine vendors courtesy of Gary’s Wine and Marketplace. In addition, the event will also include a premium Vodka tasting and Culinary stations. This interactive event will bring awareness to the developmentally disabled. Your donation will support individuals with developmental disabilities, who only need a chance to prove themselves.

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Limited seating. Reservations required.

Ages 3 - 15

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June 10 - August 23

March 8, 2013, 7-10pm • The Basking Ridge Country Club 185 Madisonville Rd, Basking Ridge

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Mixing her infectious brand of New Orleans piano boogie with Texas roadhouse, R&B, honky-tonk, swamp music, and ballads. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts at the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org.

Build life-long friendships, learn new skills and have fun!

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The event features five wine vendors courtesy of Gary’s Wine and Marketplace In addition, the event will Family Fun Day also include a premium Vodka tasting and culinary stations. This interFamily fun and craft activity. Held active event will bring awareness to every 2nd Saturday of the month. the developmentally disabled. Your 1-3pm. Advance registration recomdonation will support individuals with mended. Museum of Early Trades & developmental disabilities, who only Crafts., 9 Main St., Madison. Call need a chance to prove themselves. 973-377-2982 or email info@metc. 7-10pm. The Basking Ridge Country org. Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge. Reservations required Visit GSBNJVicinityCamp4_144x4_139 X1a.pdf 1 2/7/13 3:54 PM www.TheGrapeDebate.org.

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Film Festival A 12-year an old girl fights for the right to carry on Maori conventions in “Whale Rider,” As she clashes with her grandfather over learning the clan’s rituals, we see the pulls of tradition, nature and the modern world at play. 1pm. Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. Call 973-376-1006.

Harlem Gospel Choir Performs Founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, the Choir presents the finest singers and musicians from black churches in Harlem and the New York City area. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Beatlemania Again This national touring show features a chronological tracing of the Beatles career from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era, to the final trip down Abbey Road and Let It Be. 8pm. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

Family Night

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Kids enjoy dinner, movie, games and snacks, while parents have a night out. (Space limited to 25 children, supervised by Y Staff) 6pm to 9pm. Berkely Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave., Berkely Heights. Call 908 464 8373 to register or visit www.theSAY.org.

Cirque Ziva The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances each year and has toured through all 50 states and in over 65 countries across the world. Their run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations. bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Call 201- 227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org.

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Summer Sessions for Young Children

Pre-College Programs at William Paterson University

Classroom experience with traditional Montessori materials and methods Rich integration of art, singing, games and movement, science and nature Outdoor play on our large, age-appropriate playgrounds and fields

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From July 8-August 2, 2013 immerse yourself in a unique university summer experience. You can choose from more than forty exciting programs, and stay in our residence halls or commute. High School Pre-College Program topics include: Science • Music • Art • Communication • Business • Education • English Languages • Humanities and Social Sciences Programs for middle school students are also available.

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NEW IN 2013! Fourth grade boys Soccer Camp

NEW! Fifth & Sixth Grade Summer Study Skills Sharpener

There’s something for everyone this

SUMMER at OAK KNOLL

Academic Sessions

Advanced Credit Courses: June 26 – August 2 Enrichment Courses: July 1 – August 2

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Sports Camps Varsity Group: Grades 8-9 (Soccer: Grades 7-9) JV Group: Grades 5-7 (Soccer: Grades 4-6) Sports Experience: Grades 3-8 July 1 – August 2 973/538-3231 ext. 3019 • 230 Mendham Road • Morristown, NJ 07960

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Academic Summer Session

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 1, K-GRADE 12

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2013 kentplacesummercamp Coed, Ages 3 – 15 •••• June 10 – August 23

SUMMER AT THE ACADEMY 2013 • June and August Mini-Camps • Extended Care and Sports Clinics • Creative Arts Workshop • Day Camps • New Preschool Offerings • Summer Academy

For Open House and registration information visit our website!

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Weeks of June 24, July 8, 15, & 22

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Ready, Set… Camp! Finding the Right Camp for Your Child

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ou’re considering a summer camp, but how do you choose? Here’s some advice from the American Camp Association to help parents sort through the possibilities. Children are ready for new experiences at different stages. Ask yourself the following questions to help gauge whether this is the summer your child will start camp.

Is your child old enough?

Children under seven may not adjust easily to being away from home. Consider day camp to prepare them for future overnight camp. Consider your child’s experiences away from home, perhaps spending the night visiting relatives or friends. Were the separations easy or difficult? Use that to guide you in this decision.

If it’s time for camp, your next choice is between a local camp or one that’s further away. Nearby camps make visiting easy, and friends and family may be familiar with the camp. Also, your child is likely to find classmates at the same camp. A camp that’s further away, however, offers a greater variety of experiences and promotes independence, especially for teenagers. These camps are more likely to have a diversity of campers, and even different languages spoken. You’ll also have more camps to choose from.

Session length

Short sessions (1-3 weeks) are great for first-time or younger campers, giving them a chance to learn new skills, bond with other campers and staff, and get camp experience without much homesickness. Longer sessions (4-12 weeks) offer the chance to develop specialized skills, and gain a strong sense of be-

for Children, Teens, and Young Adults

longing to the community. Lifelong friendships often develop at these long summer sleepaway camps.

All-boys, all-girls, or co-ed?

Each has benefits. Single sex camps can break gender stereotypes—girls interact with women in positions of authority and boys interact with men who act as nurturers. There may be more opportunities to “be yourself ” without impressing the opposite sex. And often, brother and sister camps share some activities. Co-ed camps also mirror and prepare campers for everyday living in a co-ed world. They allow families with a boy and a girl to attend the same camp, offer diverse points of view, and break through rigid divisions set up in school when campers participate on equal footing.

Specialized Camps

Local or sleepaway?

SummeR PROGRAmS

Specialized camps can offer an extraordinary experience to concentrate on one or two activities, while providing traditional activities as well. In these camps, parents can expect an increased proficiency during the camping session. Campers also deepen their knowledge and skill in a particular area of interest or ability. Parents of children with special needs are pleased to learn about the range of camp activities that help kids be kids first. Special needs camps offer activities geared to campers’ abilities. The staff is knowledgeable, with expertise to understand campers’ strengths and challenges. And the atmosphere is supportive and fun. No matter which type of camp you choose or how long your child attends, the experience will open up a world of discovery and learning. Camps, according to the American Camp Association (ACA), value children for who they are and who they may become. “Camp gives each child a world of good,” its experts state.

Where to Learn More

Serving the camp community and families for nearly 100 years, the ACA’s website is filled with helpful information. Visit www. CampParents.org to learn more about the camp experience, search the “Find a Camp” database, and explore the world of child and youth development. You can also reach the organization by calling 800-428-CAMP (2267). s

Reprinted from CAMP Magazine, by permission of the American Camp Association © 2005 American Camping Association, Inc.

Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute Presents: The Jazz/Fusion Workshop July 7-12, 2013 (ages 13-18)

Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp July 21-26, 2013 (ages 13-18)

Graphic Design Camp I & II July 8-19, 2013 (ages 14-18)

Nikolais/Louis Summer Dance Intensive

July 15-19, 2013 (professional and pre-professional dancers, ages 18+)

Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory

July 21-August 2, 2013 (ages 15-18)

Rutgers Dance Camp

Session I: July 21-26, 2013 Session II: July 28-August 2, 2013 (ages 12-15)

Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

June 30-July 28, 2013 (ages 14-18)

Kids Create!

Session I: August 5-9, 2013 Session II: August 12-16, 2013 (ages 6-12)

Ready to register? Need more information?

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Albrook School Summer Camp 361 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 908-580-0661 • www.albrookschool.org The American Boy Choir Experience 75 Mapleton Rd., Princeton, NJ 609-924-5858• www.americanboychoir.org Bilingual Buds Immersion Camp: Mandarin & Spanish St. John’s Church, 587 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 908-598-8088 • www.bilingualbuds.com Boston University Summer Term High School Programs 755 Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 105, Boston, MA 617-353-1378 • www.bu.edu/summer/highschool Camp Deeny Riback 208 Flanders Netcong Rd., Flanders, NJ 973-929-2901 • www.cdr.jccmetrowest.org Centenary Summer Scholars 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown, NJ 866-749-6426 • www.centenarysummerscholars.org The Connection Summer Camps 79 Maple St., Summit, NJ 908-273-4242 • www.theconnectiononline.org Craig School High School Academy 200 Comly Rd., Lincoln Park, NJ 973-305-8085 • www.craigschool.org Craig School Summer Academy 10 Tower Hill Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ 973-334-1295 • www.craigschool.org Delbarton Sports Camps & Academic Programs 230 Mendham Rd., Morristown, NJ 973-538-3231 x3019 • www.delbarton.org Essex County College Summer Youth Program Main Campus, 303 University Ave., Newark, NJ 973-877-3079 • www.essex.edu/summercamp Essex County College Summer Youth Program West Essex Campus, 730 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 973-877-1920 • www.essex.edu/summercamp The French Academy 131 Mountain Way, Morris Plains, NJ 973-206-1114 • www.thefrenchabc.com Gesher Summer Camp 110 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ 862-437-8111 • www.gesherfun.org Girls Leadership Institute at Kent Place School 42 Norwood Ave., Summit, NJ 908-273-0900 x303 • www.kentplace.org/gli

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The Gow School Summer Program 2491 Emery Rd., South Wales, NY 716-687-2001 • www.gow.org Harbor Haven Summer Program 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 908-964-5411 • www.harborhaven.com Hi-Hills at Gill St. Bernard’s School 25 St. Bernard’s Rd., Gladstone, NJ 908-234-0067 • www.hihills.com Holy Family Pre-School and Enrichment 17 Lloyd Ave., Florham Park, NJ 973-377-4181 • www.holy-family-school.org JCC MetroWest Early Childhood Camps Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 973-530-3914 • www.jccmetrowest.org/eccamp Kent Place Summer Camp 42 Norwood Ave., Summit, NJ 908-273-0900 x297 • www.kentplace.org/summercamp Mason Gross School of the Arts/Summer Programs 81 George St., New Brunswick, NJ, 732-932-8618 www.masongross.rutgers.edu/extension/summer-programs Mathnasium of Chatham 650 Shunpike Rd., Chatham, NJ 973-377-6284 • www.mathnasium.com/chatham Mathnasium of Summit 86 Summit Ave., LL4, Summit, NJ 973-377-6284 • www.mathnasium.com/summit Meadowbrook Country Day Camp 73 E. Valley Brook Rd., Long Valley, NJ 908-876-3429 • www.meadowbrookdaycamp.com Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ 973-992-7000 • www.newarka.edu New Horizons Day Camp 8 St. Cloud Pl., West Orange, NJ 973-850-6640 • www.newhorizonsdaycamp.com Parsons The New School for Design 66 5th Ave., New York, NY • 800-292-3040 www.newschool.edu?parsons/summer-programs The Red Oaks School Summer Session for Young Children 21 Cutler St., Morristown, NJ 973-539-7853 x33 • www.redoaksschool.org Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program 345 S. Main St., Providence, RI, 401-454-6200 www.ce.risd.edu/programs/pre-college-program-1

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S.E.E. Camp The Wilson School, Mountain Lakes, NJ Oratory Prep School, Summit, NJ 973-831-7779 • www.seecamps.com Seton Hall University: Pre-College Summer Camps College Credit Courses • 400 S. Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 973-761-9087 • www7.shu.edu/summer-session/pre-college.cfm Skidmore College Pre-College Program 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 518-580-5458 • www.skidmore.edu/precollege Sports Broadcasting Camps Locations throughout Northern NJ 800-319-0884 • www.playbyplaycamps.com Stepping Forward Therapeutic Camp 26 Main St., Chatham, NJ 973-635-6550 • www.steppingforwardcounselingcenter.com Stepping Forward Therapeutic Sleep Away Camp 7th St. at Navajo Dr., Waretown, NJ 973-635-6550 • www.steppingforwardcounselingcenter.com The Stevens Summer 1 Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 201-216-5194 • www.stevens.edu/summer Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit, NJ 908-522-8186 Summer Craft Camp 151 South St., Morristown, NJ 973-656-0800 • www.umakeglass.com Trinity Academy Early Childhood Center 28 Livingston Ave., Roseland, NJ 973-226-4252 • www.trinityk8.org William Paterson University Pre-College Youth Programs 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ 973-720-2354 • www.wpunj.edu/cpe Wilson Start Summer Camp 271 Boulevard, Moutain Lakes, NJ 973-334-0181 • www.thewilsonschool.com The Winston Center for Learning 30 East Ln., Short Hills, NJ 973-379-4114 • www.winstonschool.org

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Harmonium Fundraising Gala

“Bach Family Album” Concert

Harmonium Choral Society hosts a gala celebration to honor the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Anne Matlack as Artistic Director. 5pm. Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Rd., Morristown. Call 973-538-6969 or visit www.harmonium.org

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey , Dr. Robert W. Butts, Music Director, presents a Bach Family Album, featuring the Long Duo-- pianists and sisters Beatrice and Christina Long. Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. Call 973-366-8922 or visit www.baroqueorchestra.org.

“Taste of Summit”

Cesar Millan: The Dog Whisperer

The Summit Historical Society will host its 26th Annual “Taste of Summit.” Gourmet extravaganza featuring the specialties of Summit’s finest restaurants and food shops. 6-8:30pm. Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit. For details, call 908277-2747.

American Heroes in Bronze This new exhibit explores the work of Irish-American sculptor James E. Kelly (1855-1933). The work resulting from these personal interviews presents a unique perspective on the famous figures and events from the Civil War. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 visit www.maccullochhall.org.

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The star of TV’s Emmynominated Dog Whisperer brings his pet wisdom to this live event. Fans of the show will be immersed in Millan’s world as the author of Cesar’s Way reveals secrets to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

The Berenstain Bears Live! This fun-filled musical based on Stan and Jan Berenstain’s popular book series brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life as it deals with hilarious misadventures that can only be resolved by working together as a family. Ages 3-8. 1:30 and 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. (continued on page 24)

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‘Modern Day Houdinis,’ the Spencers return with their stateof-the-art illusion extravaganza. For the Spencers, magic is about drama, spectacle, interaction, danger, and personality. Theatre of Illusion is a spectacular production filled with elaborate stage illusions. You won’t believe your eyes! 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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The groundbreaking trio, Time For Three, transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. 4:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Aging Parents 101 Join us for a discussion on the types of challenges your parents may be facing and an overview of the types of support and options available so they can remain in their homes. In addition, receive practical tips on how to initiate a conversation and understand the caregiver journey before you. 7–8:30pm. To register, call 908-598-5548. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. For more information call 908-598-5553.

Sierra Club Meeting NJ Highlands Update—Part 1 Erika Van Auken will show a film “The Highlands Rediscovered.” On April 10th, Margaret Nordstrom will give NJ Highlands Update – Part 11. Take advantage of hearing these two views of the NJ Highlands. 7:309pm. Free. The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. Call 908-233-2414 for information.

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The awe-inspiring vocalists and mesmerizing violinist of Celtic Woman brings their new North American Tour to NJPAC, with a program of classic Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems, and inspirational songs. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

In this course, Joyce Kaffel, film/arts writer and former instructor in communication skills will give an Pink Collar Comedy Tour overview of the elements of film criticism before havKaytlin Bailey, Abbi Crutchfield, Carrie Gravenson, ing participants engage in informal discussions based and Erin Judge, New York City-based comics, travel on their opinions of current films (to be assigned). far and wide to bring their cutting-edge, hilarious Eight Wednesdays, March 13, 27, April 17, May 1, stand-up to audiences around the country. 8pm. Luna 7-8:30pm, South Orange Middle School, room 244, Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. For information 70 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. Call 973-378call 973-395-5551or visit www.lunastage.org. 2733 for informatin. (continued on page 26) 474_CSAd_4.144x4.986_Layout 1 1/4/13 8:53 AM Page 1

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If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Fountains of Wayne

The Art League is presenting a Spring art exhibit and sale with a reception. 6-8pm. Thru the first week in June with hours from 8:30–4:30pm weekdays. Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. For information call 973-214-1891 or visit www.artleagueofthechathams.org.

In this hilarious sequel to If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and If You Give A Pig A Pancake, a young boy entertains a gregarious moose by giving him a muffin. If a big hungry moose wants a muffin, he’ll surely want some jam to go with it. Thru March17. 11am. Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit www. centenarystageco.org.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15 An Evening with Cowboy Junkies As part of this exclusive NJ engagement, the group will perform its seminal CD The Trinity Session live in its entirety as well as a selection of other greatest hits and songs from their recent Nomad Series. 8pm. Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Youth Art Month Somerset County Youth Art Month Part II Grades K-5 Exhibition. Reception, Awards Presentation & open house with art activities for children. Runs through March 24 from 2-3:30pm. Gallery Hours Mon-Thu 9am-5pm. Fri & Sat 9am–3pm. The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster. Call 908-34-2345 or visit www.ccabedminster.org.

New Jersey-based power pop band Fountains of Wayne burst onto the scene in the late 1990s, armed with catchy hooks and clever lyrics on songs like “Stacy’s Mom” that have made them indie rock favorites and critical darlings since the band’s inception. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Open Stage At The Minstrel Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject. org.

ReelAbilities: NJ Disabilities Film Festival Frog Jamboree The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about these two frogs while listening to their chorus. Great for all ages! 2pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

The Art League of the Chathams

A one-hour family performances of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. 7pm. Also March16, 2pm.The Theatre’s Main Stage, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., at Lancaster Rd., Madison. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

Rosanne Cash More than an Americana musical icon, Rosanne Cash is America’s foremost musical woman of letters, a profoundly literate artist whose poignant vocals turn every song into a revelatory tale. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts at the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 New Jersey Ballet’s Balanchine/Robbins Evening

Steve Wample, who has cerebral palsy, needs to do 20,000 pull-ups to climb the famous El Capitan Mountain in Yosemite—only 2-6 inches at a time. 5:30pm gallery opens, 6pm theatre doors open for feature presentation. Robert Schonhorn Arts Center, Matheny Medical and Educational Center, 65 Highland Ave., Peapack. For information Call 908-2340011 ext. 765.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Shakespeare LIVE! The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s acclaimed educational touring company will present one-hour family performances of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. 7pm. Also March 16, 2pm. The Theatre’s Main Stage, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., at Lancaster Rd., Madison. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

Spend an evening with two legendary choreographers who helped set the course of ballet in America. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Simon Shaheen Grammy-nominated musician and composer Simon Shaheen, a modern master of Arabic music, makes his first-ever appearance at NJPAC. 7:30pm. Victoria Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-6428989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Frank Wess Quartet ‘Legendary’ is the only word to describe tenor saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess. His distinguished career includes leading a 17-piece swing band that accompanied singer Josephine Baker, performing with the Count Basie Orchestra for 11 years, and recording with Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennet and Lou Rawls. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or visit www.sopacnow.org. (continued on page 28)

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Donna Mckechnie and Her Musical Comedy Life

Shakespeare LIVE!

This is an autobiographical musical celebration of song, dance, and storytelling, with music by some of Broadway’s most celebrated composers. Centenary Stage. 8pm. Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org.

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A one-hour family performances of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The Theater’s Main Stage, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., at Lancaster Rd., Madison. Call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

Social Media for Professionals This program explains the ins and outs of social media and teaches you how to use it effectively. Complete all five classes to earn a Certificate in Social Media! This program is available on March 16 & 23, April 6, 13, & 20, from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange. Register today at http://ceps.shu.edu. For info reach us at: 973-761-9087 or CEPS@shu.edu.

The legendary salsa unit El Gran Combo arrives with its 50th Anniversary Tour as well as special guest Tony Vega and his orchestra. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 7.5 Wondrous Act(s) of True Love by Jeremy Desmon A casual, affordable and fun concert series featuring up-and-coming musicians and seasoned professionals, the series offers an up-close perspective on today’s blues and jazz musicians as well as Midtown Direct Rep. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www. sopacnow.org.

Summit Symphony Concert Rosamunde Overture—Schubert, Piano Concerto in C minor—Beethoven, Jon Klibonoff, Soloist, Symphony No. 2 in D—Brahms. 3pm. Pre-Concert Lecture 2:15pm. Summit High School, 125 Kent Place Blvd., Summit. Call 908-464-7215 for information.

Great Authors Out Loud The Great Authors Out Loud Series featuring Randall Duk Kim presents staged readings of plays written by four of the world’s greatest playwrights whose mastery of language transcend their time and place to speak to us about what it means to be human. 3pm. Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or visit www. centenarystageco.org.

Treasures from the Vault Exhibit “Kelly’s Heroes: The Story of Civil War Artist James E. Kelly, the Sculptor Who Interviewed Forty Union Generals” Speaker Bill Styple. Macculloch Hall Historic Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2402 x10 or visit www.macullochhall.org.

Summit Symphony Concert The concert will include music by Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms. The featured soloist for this concert is pianist Jon Klibinoff. A pre-concert lecture beginning at 2:15. Performance at. 3pm. Summit High School, located on Kent Place Blvd., Summit. Visit www.summitsymphonynj.org for information.

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Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type? Hens on strike! Farmer Brown’s animals protest their working conditions in this fun musical based on the award-winning book. Ages 3-8. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Toddler Trek: Spring Has Sprung! Stroll along the trails to see, hear, smell, and touch what’s awake and active as spring warms the earth. Listen to a spring-themed story along the way! Great for ages 2 & 3 with an adult. 9:30 or 10:45am. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For information, please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

Woman Of The Year Award Ceremony Each year Summit Business and Professional Women nominates a carefully selected individual who is dedicated to her community, committed to professional growth, and makes strides in her personal and professional achievements. 6:30-9pm. Grand Summit Hotel, Springfield Ave, Summit. Call 908603-7150 or visit www.summitbpw.org.

Dr. Jerome J. Schultz

Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth, is a one-man performance that takes a look inside the life and mind of the one of the most complicated men ever to wear the heavyweight crown, directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

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Fashion & Beauty Week Runway Gala Enjoy a full cocktail dinner, Lord & Taylor beauty bar, luxury lounge experiences, designer shows, afterparty and more. Celebrity Host Danielle Monaro of Z100 Elvis Duran & The Morning Show. 6pm. The Venetian 546 River Dr., Garfield. For tickets visit www.FashionAndBeautyWeek.com.

Pathways Dragon Boat Team Meets An informational meeting at The Connection will supply facts, registration forms and more about the 2013 Pathways Dragon Boat Team. In its 6th season, the team consists of women who are currently in treatment or who are long term cancer survivors. Registration required. 6:30pm. Pathways at the Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call Pathways Director Michele Visco at 908-273-4242 ext 154 for more information. (continued on page 34)

For over thirty years, Dr. Schultz, a clinical neuropsychologist, has helped people understand how children learn, how to maximize success and how to reduce the stress that often accompanies teaching and learning. Dr. Schultz is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. Book signing, post lecture.

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“We’re committed to creating a safe and caring environment that will keep pets happy and healthy while they’re staying with us.” —Joanne Morris, vice president “Our philosophy, of course, revolves around family. We realize people treat their pets as part of the family, and we’re committed to creating a safe and caring environment that will keep their pets happy and healthy while they’re staying with us.” But Morris Animal Inn is more than just a place for dogs and cats to stay. As well as offering lodging, daycare, and grooming and spa services for pets, the inn provides “customized interaction” with themed packages for day care and lodging that cover such topics as fun, manners and fitness. “It depends on the pet and the owner’s interests for the pet,” explains Morris.

When renovation was completed on the state-of-the-art inn four years ago, the facility expanded such services as lodging suites for cats and dogs and an indoor pool. “We’re very in tune to keeping the animals fit and healthy during day care or lodging.” Morris says. The Inn’s menu of amenities ensures that they cover all of your pet’s needs. In addition to the aqua center for swimming and the spa for rest and relaxation, Morris Animal Inn offers an outdoor canine turf with a safe grass area, specially designed indoor and outdoor play areas, stroller walks, treadmills for dogs and trail walks. Morris credits the skilled staff for the inn’s animal care. “We have a professionally trained staff who are here to provide a quality experience for our pets,” she says. Pet care technicians are available 16 hours or more a day. Inn employees also strive to make pets feel at home. “To simulate a home environment,” Morris says, “we do a walkthrough to check on each pet before the animals are tucked in at night. Features such as skylights, climate control, air purification and satellite radio all ensure that pets are comfortable.” The staff at the Morris Animal Inn works hard to continue its legacy. “We’re really proud of what we do and have a very loyal client base. We love their pets and want to contribute to that relationship between pets and families to make their lives easier. That’s why we’re here.”  Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown • 973-539-0377 www.morrisanimalinn.com

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Making Math Make Sense Most Mathnasium clients sign up for the CurriculumPlus membership, which focuses on developing mathematical foundations and enduring skill-level mastery for 2nd through 12th graders. Algebra and algebraic readiness are a big part of CurriculumPlus; students are also taught how to estimate. For kindergarten and first-grade students, the First Steps program encourages the development of a young child’s mathematical intuition, or number sense. Concepts such as classification, ordering and measuring are introduced in ways that make sense and are fun. At the other end of the age spectrum, the TutoringPlus program is aimed at the strong high school math student. TutoringPlus clients already have a strong foundation in algebraic math and are looking for regular support in order to do their best work, both in class and on standardized tests. Whichever program is chosen, the focus is on the incremental mastery of essential mathematical skills and understanding through a balance of instruction and practice. Students attend two or three hour-long sessions per week—no additional homework is assigned. Instruction involves guided practice, games, and the use of hands-on models and manipulatives. At the heart of the Ralstons’ philosophy is the concept of “distributed practice,” in which each student receives instruction and practice time in a variety of topics concurrently, rather than only one at a time. This layering and repetition of subject matter keeps students more engaged and thus more likely to master and retain the skills being taught and

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avoids what the Ralstons call the “drill ‘em and kill ‘em” effect of a single-threaded curriculum, where one topic only is taught for so long that the student winds up either bored with or hating it and, naturally, forgetting it. Another way that Mathnasium students are kept engaged is by the Ralstons’ rotating of their teaching staff. Team instruction presents a student with multiple perspectives, which all share common pedagogical methods. One such method is the teaching of the linguistic roots that many mathematical terms share. Mathnasium students are obviously not expected to become scholars of Antiquity, but they always wind up learning bits of Greek and Latin. For instance, “poly” means “many” and “gon” means “angle” in Greek, so a polygon must be a figure with many angles. Similarly, “per” means “for each” and “cent” means “hundred” in Latin, so “percent” literally means “for each 100” as in “7.5 percent of 200” is 7.5 plus 7.5 (or 15 in total) with 7.5 for the first hundred being added here in to 7.5 for the second hundred. Being able to identify linguistic roots helps students understand most mathematical terms, paring the number of definitions they have to memorize. Mathnasium’s success is clearly due to its exceptional staff, and the Ralstons are looking to add more members. Says James, “We don’t want to hire people who just want to teach math facts; we want people who breathe mathematics and want to impart their knowledge to others. If you share our philosophy, we definitely want to talk to you.”  MATHNASIUM The Math Learning Center 973-377-6284 86 Summit Avenue LL4, Summit www.mathnasium.com/summit 650 Shunpike Road, Chatham www.mathnasium.com/chatham

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The New York Voices

P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Caregivers’ Support Group

Salzburg Chamber Soloists Having graced the halls of the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Philharmonie of Berlin and the Théatre des Champs-Elysées of Paris, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists performs orchestral music with the freedom of soloists. Praised for their Mozart interpretations, the group brings this all-Mozart program under the direction of Lavard Skou-Larsen. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

7pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register and for additional information, please call 908-598-5548.

New York Voices a vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. While their interests are rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R and B, classical, and pop influences often are infused with equal creativity and authenticity. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra For this NJSO program, two of classical music’s most powerful creations—Schubert’s Eighth Symphony and Mozart’s stirring Requiem—are paired for an unforgettable experience. 1:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-6428989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Signs of Spring The swamp is starting to come to life. Frogs are singing in the vernal pools, skunk cabbage is flowering, and red-winged blackbirds are calling in the marsh. Great for all ages! 1-2:30pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For information call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me

Fish and Chips Dinner The Chatham-Madison Kiwanis will hold its 37th Annual Fish and Chips Dinner for the benefit of community organizations and scholarships. There will be a choice of either fish or chicken cooked in “heart-healthy” canola oil. Magician Simon Mandal will entertain tables with hilarious ‘micro magic’ throughout the night. 5:30-7:15pm. Cafeteria of Chatham High School, 255 Lafayette Ave., Chatham Township. For information, visit www.chathammadisonkiwanis.org. GSBVicinitySchool4_144x4_986 X1a.pdf

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Entertainer Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premiere interpreters of American standards. And when it comes to standards, nothing compares to the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas leads his San Francisco Symphony along with guest pianist Yuja Wang in a program of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and John Adams. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Parenting Workshop Raising Emotionally Healthy Eaters. 7pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908 273 3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.

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VocaPeople

Full of energy and bursting with fun, VocaPeople performs a cappella and beat box versions of the songs your whole family loves, including favorites from Madonna, Queen and even Mozart! No instruments, no sound effects—just eight incredible talents breathing life your favorite music. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

Family Movie Night Dinner, popcorn and refreshments are served. 6:30pm, dinner and 7pm movie. Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave., Berkely Heights. Call 908 464-8373 (call to register) or visit www.theSAY.org.

Searson Searson is Erin, Heather and Colleen Searson, three multi-talented sisters from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada, that play a variety of instruments and are all expert step dancers. Piano, organ, fiddle, tenor guitar, drums and bass are all highlighted in their live performances. Searson incorporates a mix of Celtic and Pop while effortlessly incorporating Ottawa Valley style fiddling into their live shows. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Paul Thorn Band Performs All love his charismatic stage presence, his aw-shucks charming stories about the twisted path of his life, and his high-octane and often drily hilarious songs. Special guest Joanna Cotten is a whirlwind dynamo of Arkansas “funkabilly,” whose music has been described as “a mix of Godgiven talent, flawless technique, and deep-down Southern soul.” 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts at the Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 or email boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts. org

Comic John Oliver Performs

Silk City at The Minstrel Just Left Town opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley He Said/She Said is a sexy new cabaret show from Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, deemed “Broadway’s golden couple” by The San Francisco Chronicle. 6 & 8:30pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www. njpac.org.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra For this NJSO program, two of classical music’s most powerful creations—Schubert’s Eighth Symphony and Mozart’s stirring Requiem—are paired for an unforgettable experience. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Emmy-Winning English comic John Oliver, best known as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show, makes wry observations on American culture and the news from his very British perspective. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. (continued on page 36)

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Breakfast and egg hunt. 9am, 10am and 11am (3 seatings). Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call to register at 908-273-3330.

Click Clack Moo When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” Tell that to the shivering cows in the barn who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets in this hilariously “mooooo-ving” new musical! Ages 4 & up. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 for information.

Frog Frenzy Walk Early spring is the season to find spring peepers and wood frogs singing throughout the forest and marshes. Come out to learn all about these minute amphibians and possibly catch a glimpse of them! Great for all ages! 10am. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information, please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Jazz in the Loft: Evan Sherman

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A casual, affordable and fun concert series featuring up-and-coming musicians and seasoned professionals, the series offers an up-close perspective on today’s blues and jazz musicians as well as Midtown Direct Rep. 7pm. SOPAC Lpft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit www.sopacnow.org.

Towne Club Meets

Take 6 and Hezekiah Walker

The Towne Club is a woman’s social organization from Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and neighboring towns. The Chatham Brass Ensemble will present a program of music from ragtime, jazz to marches. Noon luncheon at Primavera, 1080 Valley Rd., Stirling. For more information call 908-464-9259 or email at rsilverwind@aol.com.

Jazz meets gospel for this concert event that brings together Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6 and fellow Grammy winner Hezekiah Walker, the anchor of New York’s only 24-hour gospel radio station, WLIB 1190 AM. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

Carolann Solebello and Martin Swinger at The Minstrel

10 am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register and for additional information, please call 908-598-5548.

Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.

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Japan’s internationally acclaimed power drums corps, invokes the spirit of the Samurai in a program that is part athletic feat and part musical phenomenon. 4pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 25 Spring Registration at The Connection Spring classes at The Connection. 10 am. Free parking. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call The Connection at 908-273-4242 or visit www.TheConnectionOnline.org.

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Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT will explore all aspects of nutrition and supplementation and get you on your way to a dynamic, healthy transformation. This workshop will include a discussion of daily food choices, shopping, menu planning, dining out, healthy recipes, strategies for getting your family to change. Preregistration is requested. 8:15-10pm. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, 2nd Floor, Summit. For further information, please call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com.

A Convesation with Elaine Stritch For this special event, Tony and Emmy winner Stritch takes a seat for an intimate conversation about her life, her work-- and anything else she’d like to bring to the table. 1pm. 11:30am. NJPAC, Victoira Theater, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

This hilarious live production based on the cartoon features groovy musical numbers and outrageous antics, that will have audiences on the edge of their seats like only Scooby can do! Ages 5-12. 1 and 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.


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Join New Jersey Ballet for its annual celebration of Cinderella, the everpopular rags to riches story about a sweet young girl, her silly stepsisters, a fairy godmother, a handsome prince and a pumpkin that turns into a coach before your very eyes. The ballet is performed with NJ Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration at Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Performance at 3pm. Box Office: 973-538-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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One of the living legends of soul music and American pop makes her first-ever appearance at NJPAC! 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.njpac.org.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour— 55th Anniversary Celebration This joyful celebration of the 55th anniversary of the longest consecutively running jazz festival features a who’s who of jazz all-stars. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY By Julie Jacobs

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e’ve all experienced the occasional headache, which is easily alleviated by taking an over-the-counter pain medicine. For migraine sufferers, however, there often is no quick relief, just a lengthy and disabling discomfort. Medical researchers are working to change this scenario, and according to the National Headache Foundation, they’re gaining ground. Many new treatments recently have reached the health care marketplace, with more currently in development—from new uses and delivery methods for already FDAapproved drugs to potentially revolutionary medications, procedures and devices.

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Traditionally employed to smooth wrinkles, Botox has been found to also help prevent chronic migraine, defined as occurring 15 or more days per month and lasting four hours or longer per episode. Generically known as botulinum toxin type A, Botox is administered for migraine headaches every three months via 31 injections into seven specific sites around the head and neck. Studies have shown that such dosing reduces the number of headache days and dulls associated symptoms. The FDA cautions patients to receive the treatment from qualified medical specialists. Other new uses being investigated include certain anticonvulsants, blood-pressure medications and drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. And alternative delivery methods are in the pipeline—like nasal powders and sprays that allow pain relievers to enter the bloodstream quicker, and transdermal patches that send medication into the body through the skin.


On the Horizon Magnesium for migraine? Research points to promising immediate results when patients experiencing acute migraine were given an intravenous infusion of magnesium. While oral magnesium has not fared as well because it is absorbed too slowly, the drug Migralex, which already is available, contains both magnesium and aspirin to take effect within a half hour. Other protocols are examining the effectiveness of Coenzyme Q10, neurostimulator implantation and occipital nerve block. Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring substance that has demonstrated a significant reduction in the frequency of migraines, but investigators still need to determine proper dosages. Neurostimulator

implantation seeks to disrupt pain signals via electrical impulses delivered by an implanted device. And occipital nerve block involves injecting anesthetic agents into the occipital nerve, located at the back of the head. Medications presently or soon to be in front of the FDA for approval are the Zelrix patch that dispenses medicine through the skin with the help of a mild electrical current, and a mist inhaler system called Levadex that enables sufferers to ingest medication at the first hint of migraine and feel the benefits fast. As new therapeutic measures reach the marketplace, remember that it’s always best to discuss your symptoms and options with your physician before starting any treatment regimen on your own. 

COMPLEMENTARY CARE Relaxation Skills and Biofeedback: Meditation, guided imagery and the like can help prevent as well as treat migraine. Diet: Because some foods can trigger migraine, record what you eat and when your headaches occur. Then eliminate suspected culprits one at a time to see if your condition improves. Environment: Take the same elimination approach with your environment to uncover factors that may be causing your migraines. Nicotine Cessation: Quit if you smoke, as nicotine can intensify headaches. Acupuncture: This ancient Chinese medical art balances the body’s healing process. Chiropractic: Proper alignment of the spine can reduce or even eradicate muscle stress and spasms, which can contribute to headache.

Suffering From HEADACHES or NECK PAIN? By Dr. Kevin F. Muench

Kevin F. Muench, DMD MAGD, can truly empathize with his patients. As a dental student, he began experiencing excruciating jaw pain. Eventually, he found relief through the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Florida, and then studied in the renowned program. Today he applies the “whole mouth” approach to his own practice, which was named among the best in the state by New Jersey Monthly. His goal is to enable patients’ mouths to work together as unified, healthy systems. Our practice focuses on alleviating head and neck pain and returning patients to good health. Enjoy exceptional dentistry from an empathetic and caring team. We provide Health services for the whole family, including Esthetics, Restorative, TMD/TMJ and Implant Therapies. Visit our website, www.KevinMuench.com, or call 973-763-2221 for a consultation today!

Compresses: Apply an ice compress to the back of the neck while immersing your feet in very hot water. The action draws blood away from the head to relieve symptoms. Peppermint Oil: This benign herbal remedy is applied topically to the forehead to help reduce headaches.

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DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber

BUILDING A CHAMPION An interview with New York Giants quarterback Scott Brunner

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s quarterback for the University of Delaware Blue Hens, Scott Bruner led his team to a National Championship in 1979. Drafted into the NFL in 1980, he steered the New York Giants to their first playoff berth since 1963. Today he is the EVP/Partner at Net Worth Management, and a private quarterback coach and offensive coordinator of the TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, New Jersey. Scott mentors college players during their transition to the pro ranks; NFL rosters are growing with the names of Scott’s mentees. He tutored former Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco before the 2008 NFL draft, in which he was selected 18th overall by the Baltimore Ravens. BARRY FARBER: Please share your strategy to hone skills and build a quarterback’s overall confidence. SCOTT BRUNNER: I call it “Aim Small, Miss Small.” Zero in on a specific target and aim for the smallest point on that target; if you miss, you don’t miss by much. We used to play a game with the quarterbacks in which the players would stand back 20 yards, try to hit the cross bar on the goal post, and move further back each time. Eventually they’d aim for the intersection of the cross bar, then the upright ten feet up. Finally, we got to the point of hitting the bolts that hold the goal post together. We’d take it one step further and try to skim the ends of the screws from 25 to 45 yards away. BF: So when that QB aims for the finger of the receiver instead of the whole body, if he misses he still might succeed. That strategy could

transfer to many aspects of life—break it down to the smallest component rather than overwhelm yourself with such a big target or goal. BF: How did you prepare Joe Flacco to win the Super Bowl? Barry Farber SB: Our training focuses on three key areas: athleticism, fundamentals, and football IQ. Joe was this tall guy who everybody said was gawky and couldn’t get out of his own way or move well. But when he played he was much more athletic than people gave him credit for, so we had to understand how to utilize his athleticism and debunk the myth that he was not physically athletic enough to play in the pros. We worked a lot on the fundamentals of footwork and ball handling, and combined that with athleticism, which is based upon balance and timing. In the gym we structured a program around agility drills and weight lifting. On the field we focused on specific quarterback moves; we tried to replicate every situation Joe would encounter on a regular basis in the NFL and choreographed his physical responses to them. BF: Making it as realistic as possible? SB: Right. We trained him to react to those various situations automatically, without thinking about it. This allowed him to clear his mind and survey the field to make good decisions. If he were concentrating on his moves he’d never be able to think about where the ball was or where the receivers were down field. I am most proud of the way he played and responded in the Super Bowl and throughout his five-year career. (To be continued in the next issue.)

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His next book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars will be released April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: barry@barryfarber.com. Listen to the new show: www.blogtalkradio.com/barryfarber

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Have You Heard… By Jessica Schiffenhaus

iPhones Set the Pace

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study performed by physiologists at Simon Fraser university in British Columbia found that a very rhythmic beat could effect a runner or walker’s pace. This suggests that listening to music with upbeat tempos can help walkers and runners maintain faster paces than their bodies would normally move at. The scientists who conducted the study helped launch an iPhone app called Cruise Control, which adjusts the tempo of a user’s music to control his or her pace. The app scans the phone’s pre-existing music library for good running songs; then the user selects one of four running modes: Free run, which automatically adjusts the rhythm of the music to match the runner’s rhythm; Pace, which adjusts music to a target speed set by the user; Heart rate, which adjusts the music’s temp to the user’s set heart rate (requires a heart rate monitor) and Cadence, which adjusts music to a user’s target stride rate.

Five Tested Products for Clearer Skin

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re you constantly battling blemishes and finding no relief? Swapping these products into your routine may help. Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser: Believe it or not, this simple, moisturizing cleanser may work better for your skin than cleansers targeted at battling acne. It’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), hypoallergenic and fragrance free—perfect for sensitive skin. Santalia Daily Balancing Serum: This lightweight serum helps prevent blemishes by regulating your skin’s natural oil balance, without drying it out. Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste: Like it says on the packaging, “although dermatologists do not recommend intentionally popping pimples…they can inevitably end up getting popped.” use the paste at night to dry them out and let skin heal. Lush Vanishing Cream: Many people avoid moisturizers for fear of breaking out, but moisturizing skin is imperative—especially in combination with acne medications, which are super-drying. vanishing Cream by Lush is lightweight and contains rose, lavender and witch hazel for acne-prone, and oily skin. Clinque Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup: This oil-free foundation actually helps combat and prevent acne. The formula contains 0.5% salicylic acid, and provides buildable, natural coverage that is great for every day use.

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ot all “Whole Grain” products are as nutritious as they appear— sometimes products advertised as “whole grain” have high amounts of sugar and trans fat. a recent blog post on WomensHealth.com advised consumers to read the ingredients, not just the packaging label: one rule of thumb is to pass on products that list sugar or trans fat as the second or third ingredients, the blog said. additionally, consumers should make sure that for every 10 grams of carbs, there is at least one gram of fiber. s This column does not reflect the views of Vicinity Media Group, but is strictly the opinion of the reviewer. Please email any questions or suggestions to jls.editing@gmail.com

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LITTLE FALLS

Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli

Rare, The Steakhouse

400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-898-0900 www.Goodman’sDeli.net Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not Kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State”, you will be sure to leave Goodman’s satisfied. BYO, MCC,$MOD, LP, H, TO.

440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com 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

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham 973-635-3888 Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

EAST HANOVER: Ricci’s Catering

360 Route 10, East Hanover 973-515-0074 Italian cuisine served in a casual restaurant setting. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 www.IlVicoloRestaurant.com 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 room available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MAPLEWOOD Coda Kitchen

177 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood 973-327-2247 Modern American fare served in an upscale, casual restaurant. H, RR, LP, SP, MCC, TO

Sona Classic Indian Cuisine

6 Highland Place, Maplewood 973-763-6770 Indian specialties and cuisine served in a casual yet romantic atmosphere. $MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

Verjus Restaurant

LET OUR CHEF SHOW YOU HOW SUSHI SHOULD BE NEWLY RENOVATED & UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood 973-378-8990 Gourmet French cuisine served in an upscale, casual environment. H, RR, LP, MCC $EXP

MILLBURN Cafe Monet

309 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-376-8555 French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

LaStrada Nuova

355 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-467-3420 Casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

F REE D ELIVERY A LL D AY

339 MILLBURN AVENUE, MILLBURN TEL: 973.921.2848 / 2849 WWW.MILLBURNUMI.COM download our free iPhone app PREVIOUSLY SAMURAI SUSHI 44 

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59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in offpremise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D


Thank you for voting us Favorite CHINESE Restaurant Umi Sushi

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—www.MillburnUmi.com Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am11pm, Sun 12:30-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

MONTCLAIR Indigo Kitchen

615 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair • 973-707-2950 www.IndigoSmoke.com Chef Lance Knowling is back in the kitchen making his famous Kansas-style BBQ. Located in Montclair, Chef Lance prepares classic Kansas favorites for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch using his award-winning recipes. Mon-Thur 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat Noon-3pm and 5:30-10:30pm, Sun 11am-3pmand 3:30-9pm. Private events and catering are available. TO, RR, $MOD-$EXP, SP

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Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

261 Irvington Ave, South Orange • 973-327-4840 Vegetarian cuisine and seafood served in a cozy, casual restaurant setting. $EXP, BYO, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

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

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STIRLING

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Oceana Grill

1255 Valley Rd, Stirling • 908-647-2193 Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

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Paulie’s Calabria

1205 Valley Rd, Stirling • 908-604-4746 Authentic Italian food served in a casual atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, LP, MCC, TO, D

SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

427 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-918-0330 www.TheBombayBistro.net The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, has been fully renovated. Now, in its newer, slicker Avatar, it serves up both traditional and fusion Indian food. Find classic Italian delights made from fresh ingredients. Closed Mon. Open Tue-Thu, Sun 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC (continued on page 46)

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

973-740-0016 www.ilvicolorestaurant.com SUN, TUE, WED, THUR: SPECIAL PRIX FIX DINNER $21

440 MAIN STREET • LITTLE FALLS 973-256-6699 • WWW.RARESTK.COM LUNCH MONDAY - FRIDAY

DINNER MONDAY - SUNDAY

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La Focaccia Ristorante New York-style deli and diner offering dine-in, delivery and catering service. Established in Elizabeth in 1943, we are now located in Berkeley Heights, where we continue to serve traditional, Jewish food to the community. • • • • • • •

Freshly cured and steamed pastrami, corned beef and beef brisket Homemade roast beef and turkey breast Not Kosher Famous chopped liver Matzo Ball soup Hours: Burgers and wraps Tuesday - Saturday, 8am – 8pm Lox and bagel platters Sunday & Monday, 8am – 3pm Homemade potato latkes

400 Springfield Ave. • Berkeley Heights, NJ • phone: 908.898.0900 www.goodmansdeli.net

It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

523 Morris Ave, Summit • 908-277-4006 Traditional and classic Northern Italian specialties served in an upscale yet casual environment. $EXP, BYO, H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Marco Polo

527 Morris Ave, Summit • 908-277-4492 www.MarcoPoloNJ.com A popular Summit restaurant since 1934, specializing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Natale’s Summit Bakery

185 Broad St., Summit • 908-277-2074 www.NatalesBakery.com Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials include Quiche, Lemon Sponge Loaf, Challah, Swiss Apple Cakes and more. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 20 years. $IN-$MOD, TO

Negeen Persian Grill

330 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-277-2100 www.NegeenGrill.com Middle Eastern fare served in a classic restaurant setting. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

WHIPPANY

On & Off Premises Catering Available BOOK YOUR PARTY EARLY

First Communion • Graduation Parties • Confirmations Rehearsal Dinners • Showers • Baptisms • Weddings Choose from Many Catering Packages Private Party Room Available — Facilities for Up to 70 Guests

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com

Satisfy Your Appetite

Il Capriccio

633 Route 10 E, Whippany • 973-884-9175 www.IlCapriccio.com Chef/owner, Tony Grande, offers delectable regional Italian cuisine such as roasted loin of veal in port-wine, Penne Rustiche and Involtini of Filet Mignon al Provelone e Spec. Enjoy freshly prepared Caesar salad and complete the meal with an extraordinary dessert such as Zuccotto with Raspberry Sauce. Inquire about corporate parties and luncheons, wine tasting dinners and private dining room available for parties and/or meetings. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP s

RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R  eservation 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: Take-out available MN: Menu on SuburbanEssex.com

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