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By Warren Westura

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Emilia Clapp, Maplewood

Tara Connell, Maplewood

“Weeding out the old winter leaves.”

“Spring cleaning including cleaning out the closets!”





Natalia Bilash, Millburn

Terrie Brodie, Maplewood

“I clean outside mostly. In other words weeding, I do weed in the fall, but weeding again the shrubs and stuff to make room for planting new flowers.”

“I clean the front porch.”








Ray Painter, Maplewood

Steve Himber, South Orange

“Probably rake the leaves out of the garden area.”

“I definitely go into the garden and get ready to plant the garden.”





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Sherri Holston, Hillside

“I will probably rake the front and backyard.”

“I clean out my closets and drawers for spring cleaning.”

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APRIL 2013



In The Vicinity Exciting news and happenings in the area


Spring into Action Time to get outside and shake your lawn and garden awake

11 Calendar of Events 21 In The Marketplace


21 Home Again Design – A Fresh Approach to Consignment 23 Mediterranean Tile – 20 Years and Still Growing

25 Doors 26 Town Profile – Millburn Township 27 Spring Revival – Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Comeback 28 Real Estate Home Sales – February 2013 30 Market Watch 31 On the Market – Three Beautiful Properties 31 Real Estate Directory


38 Health & Beauty 38 Living with Arthritis 40 Diamond Minds 41 Have You Heard…

42 Cooking with Tony A Prize Cut of Tuna – Italian Style

44 Restaurant Guide Local area restaurants

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Students Raise Funds for Community Soup Kitchen

embers of the Far Hills Country Day School Upper School’s 8th Grade Service Learning Club raised over $5,000 in support of The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown. The club, which is lead by Upper School teacher Sue Henshall and Far Hills parent Erica Brennan, hosted a Family Fun Night in February that included a pizza and pasta dinner, an ice cream sundae bar and a Bingo event. Families from the Primary, Intermediate and Upper Schools attended. The funds raised which benefit the soup kitchen, help to provide healthy, balanced, hot meals for people in need. “I am proud that this is the 7th year that Far Hills Country Day School’s Service Learning Club has made a contribution to The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown,” Henshall said. “Many depend upon the soup kitchen’s services and the consistent support from our school is so appreciated.” Far Hills Country Day School is located at 697 Mine Brook Road at Route 22 in Far Hills. The school can be reached by calling 908-766-0622 or by visiting

Willowwood Foundation Launches Magnolias Photo Contest


hester Township’s Willowood Foundation has announced a new photo contest. This year’s contest, which has a submission deadline of April 30th, is calling for photos of magnolias, all of which must have been taken at the Willowwood Arboretum during this or the past year. The top 10 photos selected will be on display at the Willowwood Arboretum on Mother’s Day, May 12 and again at the Lilac Party on May 19. Those in attendance at the Lilac Party will vote and one winner will receive a prize and have their photo displayed on the Willowwood Arboretum website. To sumbit your photos for consideration, please submit no more than 3 images per email, in jpeg format to The Willowwood Arboretum is located at 300 Longview Road in Chester Township, and can be reached by visiting


A Century-Old Garden Thrives in Advance of Public Debut

hort Hills’ Greenwood Gardens will open to the public on a permanent basis on April 27th following completion of the garden’s first phase of restoration, according to Peter Blanchard III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “As a culture, we need places like Greenwood Gardens, where people can come together to spend time and relax,” Blanchard said. “Whether the definition of relaxation be sitting on a bench or practicing yoga in the open air.” The Blanchard family has owned Greenwood Gardens since the 1950s and Blanchard, his wife Sofia and their son began the process



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of revitalizing the gardens in 2000. The garden is now one of only 16 exceptional gardens endorsed by the Garden Conservancy. Visitors can expect activities ranging from horticulture, garden tours, and morning bird walks to flower arranging classes and jazz picnics. Volunteers are invited on Mondays and Wednesdays to help tend to the gardens. Greenwood Gardens is located at 274 Old Short Hills Road in Short Hills and will be open on Sundays thru Tuesdays from April 28 through October 29. For more information on Greenwood Gardens, please visit call 973-258-4026.



“Local Legacy” Celebrates 80 Years of Education

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his year, the South OrangeMaplewood Adult School (SOMAS) is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The school has offered high-quality education since the school’s inception in 1933. Currently, the school offers more than 180 classes, educating approximately 1,600 students each year in subjects that include computer skills, English as a Second Language, performing arts, business and culinary arts. In 2000, SOMAS was designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress and was honored in Washington, D.C. Despite its name, SOMAS serves more than just adults. The school offers a children’s enrichment and sports camp and an after school program. To celebrate this anniversary milestone, SOMAS will be hosting a series of events, trips lecture series and celebrity readings, including the Adult School’s 80th Anniversary Cocktail Gala, which will be held on May 4. The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School is located at 17 Parker Avenue in Maplewood and can be reached by calling 973-378-7620. For a full list of course offerings or to register for a class, please visit

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New Providence High School Hosts Teen Arts


ew Providence High School will host the 41st Annual Local Teen Arts Festival on Friday, April 19 from 7-10pm and Saturday, April 20 from 10am-3pm. This free two-day event is sponsored by the PTAs of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit, and offers middle and high school students in these districts the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. Aspiring visual and performing artists, filmmakers and literary talents may submit up to two works in the following categories: creative writing, performing arts, video and visual arts. More than 1,400 entries are displayed at each year’s festival. Professionals will critique each entry and entrants will receive personal feedback on their work. Students may submit up to two individual entries. To register, visit by March 15. New Providence High School is located at 35 Pioneer Drive in New Providence.

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Spring into Action


hose first few buds and that unexpected mild day remind us how much we missed spring through the long winter. now that the warm weather is here, it’s time to get the yard ready for the hours you will enjoy outside. But because of the storms that hit our area last fall, this spring cleanup may be a little different from those in the past. “Many trees and shrubs were damaged and uprooted last fall,” says Jason Sponzilli of the Sponzilli Landscape group in Fairfield. “Many of those trees and shrubs will have to be replaced or an unsightly tree stump removed.”

once you have repaired the obvious damage, start making a list of how to improve your lawn, gardens and outdoor living areas. “one good thing to do this time of year is to power wash stone patios and walkways,” says Eric Von Hoffmann of Von Hoffmann Landscape Architecture in Montclair. “The power washer will blow out the dirt and weeds. Then you can add new stone dust to the joints to give the walk or patio a fresh look.” Here’s a checklist of other chores that our experts recommend: • remove winter debris from flower beds and lawns. • Dig any new beds you have planned. • Work compost into planting beds. • prune and fertilize roses • Look up and check for damaged tree branches before they are hidden by leaves. prune or have a professional prune away the damaged branches. • Edge planting beds. This makes the whole yard look better and makes maintenance easier later. • plan and make a note to order the spring bulbs you will plant in the fall to bloom next spring • Seed new lawns and reseed bare spots.



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Time to get outside and shake your lawn and garden awake By Fran J. Donegan

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“For lawns, a good way to get started this spring is to put down an organic fertilizer and some crab grass control,” says Jason Sponzilli. “organic lawn care is becoming more and more popular.” Sponzilli Landscape group is an authorized BeeSafe dealer and applicator. BeeSafe is an organic turf care system that feeds and enhances a lawn without the use of chemicals. According to BeeSafe, organic treatments provide a rich, lush lawn that requires less watering and less mowing. “if you shop at a grocery store such as Whole Foods, you are mindful of what you are putting in your body,” says Jason Sponzilli. “if you have children or pets, you should be mindful of what you are putting on your lawn because it can get tracked into the house.”

MAJor iMproVEMEntS

For additions to your yard, such as patios, walkways and new flower beds, start jotting down ideas and drawing up plans. “technically, now is a good time to get started on yard projects like patios, retaining walls and walkways,” says peter De Franco of De Franco and Sons in pine Brook. “That way by the time vacation time rolls around and the kids are out of school, the project is done, the construction equipment is out of the driveway and the yard is yours.” As with any major home improvement, the materials, colors and style of a new outdoor living area and plantings should meet your needs and complement the style and look of the house and the neighborhood. For a design that contains multiple improvements, work in phases. “take the design and start with the phase that is most important to you and one that meets your budget,” says ron Lang of garden Masters in glen ridge. “it’s not like buying an expensive car where you can’t buy it in phases. if you are designing an outdoor living space or redoing your entire yard, you can do it in several different phases.”


Because each yard has different needs, you may be unsure about what to plant, when to plant, or how to take care of your yard. For answers, you may visit the cooperative extension program at rutgers at There you will find lawn and garden information and contacts for the various Master gardener programs in the area. Master gardeners are people who have been trained at rutgers and who can answer any gardening questions you may have. s

Other Spring ChOreS


he arrival of spring signals a round of thorough cleaning and decluttering for many people. Often overlooked are the gutters and downspouts. Make sure they are free of debris and drain smoothly. A clogged gutter can allow water from heavy spring rains to back up under the roof shingles, causing leaks inside the house. To clear gutters, wear work gloves and make sure the ladder is level and stable. Spring is also the time to clean out attics, basements, sheds and garages. If possible, remove everything, clean the space and then install shelving and other storage devices to make the space more efficient. “Many people find it very stressful to go through and dispose of their unwanted items,” says Louis Mauriello of Champion Waste Removal. “We aim to take the pain out of the project by helping our clients organize their junk. We assist them in donating or selling anything that qualifies, and educate them on what we can recycle for them. Everything else is disposed of in the most eco-friendly way possible.” For hazardous materials, such as paint solvents, antifreeze and pesticides, take advantage of the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 4. Go to for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Morris County residents can call 973-829-8006 for instructions on dealing with hazardous materials. s

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CALENDAR of EVENTS APRIL 2013 MONDAY, APRIL 1 Stuffed Animal Sleepover Bring your stuffed animals and enjoy a snack, then story. Tuck THEM in for the night! Return on Tuesday anytime from noon to 5pm to see what mischief was made during their sleepover. Craft activity. Also April 2, 4-5pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison. Call 973-377-2982 for information.

Paintings by Eileen Bonacci Paintings by Eileen, a resident of Berkeley Heights, will be on display during the month of April. The public is invited to an opening reception on April 7 from 2-4pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road Bernardsville. Call 908-766-0118 for more information.

A Walk on the (Not So) Wild Side Explore stunning depictions of nature through exciting landscapes, florals and animals from local and distant places created by Elissa Merkl, noted silk screen artist. 9am-4:30pm. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973-326-7601 or visit

The NYC High Line from the Rails on Up Find out how the High Line in NYC came to be at the Maplewood Garden Club’s next meeting with architect Annette Wilkins. 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood. For more information visit

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13 “HAIR “ Hair tells the story of a group of friends choosing to speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life and freedom. The first great rock musical, Hair has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and the infectious title song, “Hair.” Mature themes, brief nudity. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

A unique program of holistic education for 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. For further information, please call 908-277-1222 or visit our website

Reflections: Contemporary Studio Art Glass An Exhibit focusing 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, Morristown. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit (continued on page 12)

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2 Sculpture As Experience Learn to look at sculpture through great works of art from prehistoric-era bone figures to modern abstract fabrications. Instructor: Kimberly Rhodes, Biaggi luggage travels big but stores small, leaving Drew University. 10am-12pm. Morris you more room to live. Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road • • Morristown. Visit www.msdcommunity • 212.433.1333 Introducing Biaggi, an exciting new luggage concept that uses patented folding technology to convert full sized, 4-wheeled bags into compact, easily stored units.

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Movie at the Library “Argo” 9:30-11:30am and 2-4pm. The Conti Family Meeting Room, New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Call 908-665-0311for information.

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This interactive exhibition features more than 150 pieces from an extraordinary collection and takes visitors on a journey through the history of on-demand musical entertainment. Tuesdays thru Sundays, 2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. For information, call 973-971-3700 or visit

Turtle Tots Outdoor adventures designed to expose preschoolers to woodland wonders through hikes, exploratory investigations, stories and environmental games. Ages 3-5. 9am-12noon. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Call 973-376-587 or visit for dates and times.

Book Club for Seniors, Summit YMCA The senior book club will meet on the first Tuesday of the month. Book selections will be announced at the beginning of the prior month. Free. 12:30-2pm in the Summit Room 3rd floor. Summit Y, 67 Maple Street, Summit. Call Lisa Meyers, 908-2733330 x 186 or visit

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Did you know that if you are an honorably discharged veteran over 65, you may be eligible for benefits of more than $2,000 per month? Surviving spouses of veterans may quality for up to $1,113 per month. Join Laurie A. Hauptman, Elder Law Attorney, to learn more. To register, call 908.598.5548. 5:30-7pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit. Call 908-598-5553 for information.

Raccoon Club Includes exploratory games and active investigations. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and hikes. 1st and 2nd graders. 3:30-4:30pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Call 973376-587 or visit for dates and times.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Teddy Bear Sleepover Drop Off Bring your teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library for their very own sleep over. 4-6pm. Pictures will be emailed to you of your buddy’s activities at the library. Then join your teddy for Story Time on Thursday morning at 10:30am or pick up between 11am-12pm. Bernardsville. Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road Bernardsville, Call 908-766-0118.

Welcome Back Turtles Turtles are coming out of their winter’s sleep. Learn all the cool facts from what they eat to knowing the parts of their shell. Walk out to the pond to view the turtles, and meet a LIVE box turtle. 10-11am. Call for dates and times. Preregistration is required. 973-635-662. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham.

Oaks and Acorns Take nature walks, tell stories and sing songs, and create one-of-a-kind art projects. Ages 3-5. 1-2pm. Also April 10 & 17. Education Center, ReevesReed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. Call 908-273-8787.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Junior Naturalist Club Includes exploratory games and active investigations. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and hikes. 3:30-5pm. 6th to 8th graders. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Call 973-376-587 or visit www.

NJ Symphony Orchestra Joni Rose Gallery will host the NJ Symphony Orchestra and its Strings For Art Violins. Music inspired paintings will be on display, as well. 6-9pm. Joni Rose Gallery, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit. For more information, call 973-3094123 or visit

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lively, radiant, lush ... to enhance your sense of well-being, balance & harmony ... come see Nature’s Little Explorers Toddlers enjoy discovering the wonders of nature through six weeks of walks, activities, and crafts. Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. 9:45-10:30am or 10:45 - 11:30am. Also April 11. Preregistration is required by calling 973-635-6629. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham.

Registration KinderQuest and After School Program

Using their quick wit, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take suggestions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes—just like a live version of Whose Line is it Anyway! 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Learn to Knit

A Kindergarten wrap-around program at the Jefferson and Wilson Primary Centers in Summit for the other half of your kindergarten student’s day. Curriculum includes math, science, language arts, games, arts & crafts, storytime, gym and outdoor play. Extended After School care is available until 6pm with bus transportation if needed. The Connection, 79 Maple Street, Summit. Call 908273-4242 or visit www.TheConnection

Make items such as a scarf, small purse or cowl. Learn to cast on, hold the yarn, knit, purl and bind off. Learn about yarn gauge, needle size and yarn composition. Instructor will provide materials for the first session to get you started, and provide recommendations for choosing patterns, yarn and needles at your local yarn store. 7-9pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit. For info call 908-273-3330.


Opera from Page to Stage

American Repertory Ballet

Join Edward Berkeley, professor of Opera Studies at the Julliard School, as he takes you on a journey through opera production. Using examples of operas he will discuss first concepts through casting and design to performance. Clips of the performances and costume and set sketches will be shown. 7:30pm. Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. Call 908.273.9121.

Artistic Director Douglas Martin tackles Stravinsky’s influential and provocative score, The Rite of Spring, on the centennial of its controversial premiere, and gives the ballet’s ceremonial pagan sacrifice narrative a twist. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or email

The Sacred Heart Healing and Meditation Circle

Since the 1960s, Dave Mason has been at the forefront of the rock world. Special guest Caleb Hawley is a soul singer perhaps best known as a 2011 American Idol semifinalist. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts, Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Boulevard Chatham. Call 973-3764946 or email boxoffice@sanctuary

This is a non-denominational, intensely dedicated group of professionals and healing practitioners enjoying the inspiration and wisdom derived from the sacred traditions, Chi Kung, and heart guided meditation. Free. 8:15pm-10pm. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Avenue, 2nd Floor, Summit. For further information, please call 908-277-1222 or visit our website

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Performance This program includes two masterworks by Strauss—Don Juan and Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)—as well as works by Debussy and Messiaen. 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

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Tot Shabbat First Saturday of every month. Join our clergy and young families as we introduce your children to Jewish prayers and songs in a fun, engaging manner, followed by theme-related craft and snack. This month’s theme will be the value of friendship. Open to all. 9am. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road, South Orange. Please RSVP to Andrea Dean at adean@ so we have plenty for all.

The Beach Boys Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis returns home to New Jersey to provide a retrospective of his career that features classic film clips, a Q&A session and rarely seen behind-the-scenes home movies taken by Jerry Lewis with Dean Martin. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets call 973-5398008 or visit

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More than 50 artworks by talented New Jersey high school artists will be on view in the 23nd annual Fresh Perspectives exhibition, thru May 27. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973377-7094 or visit

Super Science Saturdays Families are invited to stop by and participate in hands-on science workshops. Children will explore scientific methods as they conduct experiments and observe the results. 12-2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-377-7094 or visit

African Violet Show African Violet Club of Morris County 18th Annual Show and Sale. 1:304:30pm, and April 7 11am-3pm. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973-326-7601 or visit

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SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Jazz Virtuosos Perform

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Spend an evening with two of the world’s greatest jazz virtuosos: American guitarist Al Di Meola and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. 6pm. Victoria Theater, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

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Unique glass creations by Doug Merritt, Jake Pfeifer, Jamie Barthel, Miles Van Rensselear and introducing Nicolas Emeric. Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, 5 Morristown Road, Bernardsville. For more information call 908-630-9770.

The quintessential summer band performs the sounds of the season for three generations of fans, featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Best known for his hit song “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame as a member of The Drifters and has also been nominated as a solo artist. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email

The Trocks (as they are affectionately known) reign supreme as the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet troupe, dancing a fine line between high art and camp. 3pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

Allant Trio Perform Based in New York City, the Allant Trio is comprised of three musicians from The Juilliard School. With extensive individual careers in chamber music, they have already made their mark, with notable performances and significant commitment to community engagement. 3pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email info@

NJ Symphony Orchestra: Don Juan Richard Strauss spins tales both earthy and philosophical with kaleidoscopic orchestral sound. Don Juan portrays history’s most famous seducer; in Death and Transfiguration, a man reflects on his life and adventures during his final moments. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Pre-Natal Yoga Discover an increase in strength, flexibility and your overall sense of well-being. Prenatal Yoga is also a natural way to reduce or relieve fatigue, digestive problems, lower back pain, sciatica, and random aches and pains that often occur when you are pregnant. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Avenue, 2nd Floor, Summit. For further information on dates and times, please call 908-277-1222 or visit our website

Fabulous Fakes Art Show The exhibit includes members’ art work which is an interpretation of a famous artists’ work or a famous painting. The reception is on Sunday, April 7 from 2:15-4pm. Free refreshments will be served. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 973-214-1891.

The Gilded Age: Millionaires, Mansions and Maids Join in as Susan Orr, Morris County Historical Society curator, takes us back to a time known as the Gilded Age, between the end of the Civil War and around the time of the turn of the 19th Century. Free Admission. Refreshments served. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham. For more details visit (continued on page 16)

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Jazz Showcase

Professor W’s Earth Science Circus!

Randy Reinhart is a celebrated virtuoso on cornet, the closely-related trumpet and even slide trombone. 8-9:30pm. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-971-3740 or visit www.­Morri­sMuseum.­org.

Single Casual Social Optional workshop, Business and social networking for 40, 50 and 60+ singles. Sharp casual attire. Cash bar 20% discount on all food. Happy hour till 7pm. 5:30-9pm. Sponsored by Professional and Business Singles Network. Hat Tavern at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave, Summit. Call 1-610-348-5544 or visit

Step right up! A recycling and litter show based on the K-6 Earth Science Curriculum. Environmental conservation topics will be introduced through magic, juggling, stories, live music, contests, plate spinning, audience participation, and the mysterious: commonsenator! 10am. Grades K-6. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-3777094 or visit www.morrismuseum,org.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Faculty Jazz Ensemble Concert The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble has become widely recognized, appreciated, and congratulated for their energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email





Movie at the Library “The Words.” This layered romantic drama follows a young writer who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch-he didn’t write it. 9:3011:05am and 2pm. The Conti Family Meeting Room, New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Call 908-6550311for more information.

Millburn Aaii Investment Education Group Meeting A. Michael Lipper, CFA, will speak on the intelligent way to construct a fund and portfolio for funds without reliance on so-called “asset classes.” Registration 6:45pm, lecture 7-8:30pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn. Email Grace Austin at or Benson Wang at

Butterflies of Turkey Christopher Williams reports on a trip he took to eastern Turkey in 2012, showing superb photos of many species of butterflies and scenery from this fascinating country. 7:30pm. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973-326-7601 or visit



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Wonderfully funny with fabulous music and raise-your-eyebrows dance numbers, it’s a perfectly shaped evening of madcap merriment. Thru May 5. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Call the box office at 973-376-4343 or visit for information.

Sierra Club Meeting New Jersey Highlands Update – Part II. 7:30-9pm. The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham. Call 908 233-2414 for information.

Powerful You! This group is designed for all women to create lasting business and personal relationships and assist women in business and in life. You do NOT need to be a business owner to attend the meetings. Enzzo’s Trattoria, 514 Millburn Ave, Short Hills. 12-2pm. RSVP/ more information visit www.powerful or call Melissa Brown at 973-379-3970.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Suburban Music Study Club Performing will be Carolyn Enger, piano; Laurie MacNeill Clancy, with friends; Tomoko Harada, piano. All music lovers welcome. Free. 10:30am. T Chase Room, Madison Library, 39 Keep Street, Madison.


Adult Programs The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presents, Joint Replacement Seminar - The Latest Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain. This free program, open to the public, will include a presentation by Michael H. Rieber, MD, FACS, an Orthopedic Surgeon. He will discuss what the myriad of treatment options available for hip and knee pain, including minimally invasive knee replacement and the direct anterior approach for hip replacement. 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield. Call 973-376-4930 or visit

Diana Krall Performs Grammy-winning pianist-vocalist Diana Krall, one of today’s best-selling jazz artists, brings an evening of unmistakably sophisticated jazz. 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

Declan O’Rourke Performs An Irish folk singer drawing on the Neil Young songwriting tradition, Declan is a product of the folk-rock busking tradition which produced Damien Dempsey, Mundy, and Paddy Casey. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or visit

SchoolTime: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle Introduce student to the magic of live theater when Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings its whimsical adaptation of three stories by children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carlr. Grades PreK-2. Also April 12&14 10am and 12:30pm. Victoria Theater, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

Nowhere to hide Dr. Schultz presents “Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School” and “What Can We Do About It”. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Deprtment 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. 7pm. Christ Church Sanctuary, 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills. RSVP

Is Your Child Ready to Read? Certified Reading expert, Ivette Gonzalez will discuss how to ensure your child is reading ready and share proven methods to encourage and develop early readers. 9:30-10:30am. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville. Call 908-766-0622 to register at (continued on page 18) (continued on page 17)

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New Jersey Ballet joins forces with the 48-piece West Point Band in a program that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer Morton Gould. 7pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit

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Shakespeare LIVE! The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s acclaimed educational touring company, Shakespeare LIVE!, will present one-hour family performances of Romeo and Juliet. 2pm. The Theatre’s Main Stage, F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit

Family Night On the second Saturday of every month, the Summit YMCA sponsors a family night where local area children and their parents can get together for some fun. Children and their parents gather to play games and do crafts. Each month a new theme is selected based on the time of the year. 6-8pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit. For information call 908-273-3330.

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After 31 years, Parker and the five original members of The Rumour are back on tour with a new album titled Three Chords Good. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email

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Acclaimed American pianist Peter Serkin brings an all-Beethoven recital to the stage. 3pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.

The first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems from the unprecedented loss of biodiversity. The film explores the potential effects of mass extinction, but also looks beyond to consider how our cultural and economic systems have allowed this situation to develop. 2pm. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road Bernardsville, Call 908-766-011.

Diva Jazz Orchestra DIVA is an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile big band jazz women musicians who exudes the excitement and force found in the tradition of the historic big bands but with an eye towards today’s progressive sound of originality and verve, packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun. 3pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

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Daffodil Day Little ones can participate in springthemed games, nature crafts, and the Flower Fairy and Woodland Elf parade through the Daffodil Bowl. For the more adventurous types, skilled instructors will provide lessons in archery and an introduction to the ancient art of falconry. Entire family welcome. 11-4pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. Call 908-273-8787.

36th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service

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Guest Speaker: Larry Pantirer, son of the late Murray Pantirer, a survivor on Schindler’s List. March of Remembrance, 3:15pm, Assemble in Grove Park, South Orange, at the corner of Park Place and Marshall Court. Remembrance Service, 4pm, Seton Hall University/Jubilee Hall, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange. For information visit rememberandtell@

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riendly faces, great service and Southern hospitality, courtesy of owner Kathy Collier, make Home Again Design in New Providence a delight for buyers and sellers interested in the shop’s high-quality furnishings, sold both on consignment and brand-new directly from the manufacturer. A few years after moving to New Jersey from North Carolina, Collier realized something was missing from her new home. “There’s a plethora of consignment stores in the South—especially in North Carolina,” she shares. “I saw a need for furniture consignment and began looking for the perfect location.” From the very beginning, Collier had a vision. “I knew I wanted it to be a bona fide furniture store,” she explains. The success of the store is evident – Home Again Design’s sales floor features nearly 5,000 consigned items, with a good mix of new home accessories mixed in and displayed in vignettes that beautifully highlight each piece. What will you discover at Home Again Design? At any given time, you’ll find finequality bedroom, living room and dining room sets and individual pieces, tables, consoles and entertainment centers, along with brand-new items such as lamps, mirrors and occasional tables—and that’s just a sampling. “We have great working relationships with our consigners and manufacturers, allowing us to offer quality pieces at great prices.” Collier only accepts high-quality items in the best condition, and she and her staff

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work with consigners to make sure the sales price will make both buyers and sellers happy. They accept 40 to 50 pieces on consignment each week. “We carry a lot of traditional and transitional pieces, but we also offer mid-century modern and other styles,” says Collier. Potential consigners either bring in or e-mail photographs of their furniture or other home décor pieces to demonstrate the condition and style of the piece. “We try to accept the items we really think will sell,” Collier explains, “and we’ll make recommendations about pricing it.” Once the seller agrees to the consignment, they sign a contract, arrange for delivery and work to set a price. Sellers receive 50% of the final sales price—the item stays on the sales floor for up to 12 weeks, and every four weeks, the store discounts the price. If it’s not sold in that timeframe, the owner has a week to take possession of their item; if not, the store donates the unclaimed furnishings. “Consigners trust us to leave

their items in our hands,” explains Collier, “and we do all the work to try to get it sold.” Word of mouth helps pass along the great value Home Again Design brings to gently used furnishings. Says Collier, “We’re told all the time that we’re the ‘happy place’ – people come here to find friendly faces and a lovely shopping environment.”  Home Again Design 1330 Springfield Ave., New Providence 908-464-8800

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editerranean Tile and Marble, a family operation owned by Frank Matarazzo and Maria Cappello, with design showrooms in Bernardsville and Fairfield, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in business. “We’ve been successful together,” Matarazzo says. “It’s a brother-sister team that works.” Expertise, along with the family atmosphere fostered by Matarazzo and Cappello’s partnership, has set Mediterranean Tile and Marble (Medtile) apart from other tile stores for the past two decades. “Medtile offers an immensely talented group of design salespeople, all with some form of art, fashion or design degree,” general manager Glen Wyder says. “We strive to offer materials that are the most innovative, the highest quality and the most fairly-priced in our industry.” Stone tiles are some of the most requested items in Medtile’s inventory. White stones such as Carrara, Calacatta, and Thassos are particularly popular choices. “Our timeless designs enhance the architectural integrity of the space, whether it’s for a newly constructed home, a small bathroom or even a kitchen backsplash,” co-owner and Senior Designer Maria Cappello says. Among MedTile’s accomplishments are projects benefitting Morristown Memorial Hospital. Matarazzo, Cappello and their team have worked on five Mansion in May projects for the program. But, according to Bernardsville design sales associate Liz Cullen, it is the company’s constant growth and loyal customer base that is their largest accomplishment. “The business keeps growing… it’s excit-

ing,” Cullen says. “People are talking, we have repeat customers and people who came to us in the beginning are coming back for their next house. To me, that speaks volumes.” Wyder, the general manager of both MedTile locations, recommends that customers provide detailed descriptions when shopping for designs. “Your input is invaluable to our design staff to identify the design that best reflects your wants, needs and must-haves.” He also suggests that customers bring color samples from their homes and photos of rooms they like. The staff at Medtile works to make selecting products as painless as possible. “Our customer service is impeccable. Our design team is hands on. That’s what makes a company,” Cappello explains. “Our employees last a long time. We take care of everyone. We’re like a family here. That’s what’s made us successful.” Exploring the showrooms can also help customers to picture the end result of their ideas. “By having a large number of fixed and convertible displays, Medtile allows our clients to envision their finished project before they even begin construction,” Wyder adds. Employees at Medtile enjoy assisting people in making their design dreams a reality. Wyder says. “Our staff will welcome you with a smile and create a space for you that will make us both proud that you chose Mediterranean Tile and Marble.” s Mediterranean Tile and Marble 7 Olcott Square, Bernardsville • 908-953-9990 461 Route 46 West, Fairfield • 973-808-1267

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After four years of surviving with a faint pulse, the local real estate market shows signs of coming back to life.


he ice on the Orange Reservoir isn’t the only thing that has thawed as we go deeper into spring. The local housing market shows signs of loosening up and nowhere is this more evident than in the sales of new homes. “Believe it or not, the market is stronger than it has been in the last few years,” says Gary Hayum, one of the owners along with Joseph Feldman of Highview Development Associates LLC in Millburn. “There are a lot of young couples looking for the type of home we build.” A number of developers and realtors in the area echo those sentiments. Rich Romano of Royal Wave Development in Short Hills, whose company is developing townhomes and condos in Madison, says he is seeing interest from empty nesters. “These people are looking to simplify their lives,” Romano says. “They have a home here as well as Florida or somewhere else. They tend to travel a little more, and they don’t want to worry about mowing the lawn or shoveling snow, so townhome and condo living appeals to them.”



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What are the features the typical home buyer wants? Easy transportation to New York and good school systems are two draws to the area, another is layout. One popular design feature, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) of over 3,000 new home shoppers, is a kitchen open to the family room. Seventy-four percent favored that type of layout. The desire for a formal living room is disappearing among new home shoppers, with 37 percent saying they would buy a house that does not have a formal living room. Other most wanted features include energy-efficient construction and appliances, laundry rooms, wireless security systems, home

theaters and wireless home audio systems. In kitchens, buyers want table space for eating, wood cabinets, natural stone counters and walkin pantries. Master suites should have a separate tub and showers, jetted tubs and double vanities. Outside, buyers look for exterior lighting and some sort of patio or deck for entertaining and relaxing. “The biggest change we have seen is that buyers today are more savvy then ever,” says Jodi Rubenstein of Coldwell Banker, Short Hills whose team has worked with Hayum on many of his projects. “They have access to more information because of the internet. When they come to look at a house, they arrive informed.” Another change is the interest in multigenerational housing. According to Karen Bigos, “Many buyers come from out of the area, and about 40 to 50 percent come from other countries.” Whether it is for an extended family living together or for visitors, “a nice bedroom or even a suite for parents on the first floor is a big plus, Bigos says. “When people from another country come to visit, they don’t come for a week, they often come for months.” s


he average new house grew to 2,5325 square feet last year, up from 2,362 square feet as recently as 2009. The typical buyer wants three or four bedrooms, a large master suite (sometimes two master suites), multiple bathrooms, storage space, media rooms and bonus rooms although this trend has modified somewhat. That is a national average. At the upper end of the market, houses tend to be larger. For exam-


“After a tough four years, banks are now lending, interest rates are still low, consumer confidence is higher and there is a shortage of inventory,” says Karen Bigos of Towne Realty Group in Short Hills. “The market is healthier. I think all of the train-line towns are healthier.”

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ple, Highview Development Associates used to build 10,000 square-foot houses in Short Hills, they now concentrate on homes in the 5,000 square-foot range. Not small by any means, but considering the dynamics of the Short Hills market, cutting the typical house size in half is a major step. “people want to be in Short Hills because of the school system,” says Hayum, so they will take a smaller house with lower property taxes

so that they can live here. Instead of increasing the size of the house, we have raised the level of the interior finish work. In other words we provide quality rather than quantity.” That approach jibes with the respondents of the NAHB survey. When asked about tradeoffs, 62 percent of buyers said they would take a smaller house with high-quality products and amenities over a larger house. In the end, buyers want quality homes. s

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February 2013 Home SaleS


homes were sold in February, down 19% compared with January, but up 16% from a year earlier. The decline was sharpest at the high end of the market, as the number of properties sold for over $1mm dropped from 27 to 13. as a result, the average selling price dropped 9% from $720,200 to $655,400 even though the median sale price rose slightly, from $540,000 to $545,500. The average days on market of homes sold during the month jumped from 74 to 82 with the number sold during the first month on the market dropping 31%, from 42 to 29. Here’s a sample of a few of the transactions.

Basking Ridge

Address 45 Countryside Dr 7 Deerfield Ct 100 Church Street

List Price 324,900 542,900 1,234,500

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59 Daria Ln 200 Sherman Ave S, 8 70 Overhill Way

367,500 499,000 750,000

348,000 499,000 750,000

299,900 585,000 685,000

4/2 4/2 4/2.1

292,500 550,000 667,500

360,000 539,000 1,125,000

4/2 3/1.1 5/3.1

370,000 517,500 1,152,000

194,800 719,900 1,449,000

1/1 3/1.2 5/3.1

180,000 705,000 1,397,500

499,000 3,495,000

3/2 5/6.1

465,000 3,350,000

29 Mine Ave 3 Somerset Ave 54 Old Fort Rd


87 Watchung Ave 191 Watchung Ave 33 Inwood Rd

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245 Riveredge Dr 38 Edgewood Rd 7 Tree Top Ln

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38 Peapack Rd 78 Spring Hollow Rd

Sale Price 314,900 532,000 1,188,000

2/2.1 2/2.1 4/2.1



Bed/Bath 2/2.1 2/3 5/3.1


129 Hempstead Ct 38 Wayne Blvd 309 Woodland Rd

519,000 2,699,000

3/2.1 7/6.2

505,000 2,250,000

569,000 815,000 1,100,000

3/2.1 4/2.1 5/3.1

550,000 760,000 1,100,000

269,000 485,000 850,000

3/1.1 4/2.1 6/3.1

260,000 463,500 803,209

599,000 779,000 949,000

4/3.1 4/4.1 4/3.2

562,000 755,000 885,000

542,000 1,250,000 3,245,000

3/2.1 4/2.1 6/6.1

552,000 1,180,000 3,072,500


19 Berkley St 22 Girard Pl 20 Hickory Dr

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6 Roxiticus Rd 1 Glenbrook Dr 2 Carriage Hill Dr


12 Evergreen Ter 43 Highland Ave 15 Alan Dr

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15 Hilltop Cir




269,900 374,000 579,000

5/3.2 3/2.2 4/3.2

269,900 345,000 568,000

309,500 679,000 1,395,000

3/1.1 2/3.1 5/3.2

282,100 520,000 1,380,000

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327 Centre St 326 Meeker St 310 W End Rd


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6 Keats Road, Short Hills. Neat and clean 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home with updated eat-in kitchen is ready for renovating, expanding, or moving in and enjoying. Ideally located near Hartshorn School, town pool, and par 3 golf course. Offered at $998,000. 25 Wordsworth Road, Short Hills. Exceptional, custom Danial Dubinett center hall Colonial features 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bath offers a sophisticated, contemporary lifestyle. Open concept kitchen and family room rivals any new construction. Offered at $2,099,000.



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14 Wellington Drive, Long Valley. This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 full and 1 half bath Washington Township Colonial is set on 2.9 acres in prestigious Wooded Hollow. Inside find a billiards room, gym, theater, built-in bar, and high tech electronic system. Offered at $938,000. 89 Far Brook Drive, Short Hills. Brand new construction with 6 bedrooms and 5 full and 1 half bath in a prime Short Hills location. The floorplan delivers an awesome flow for entertaining and ease for everyday living. Large rooms, wonderful closets and a three-car garage are only a few of the outstanding features. Offered at $3,149,000.

545 Millburn Ave., Short Hills Joanna Parker-Lentz Direct: 973-376-6794 • Cell: 973-699-4388 Jodi B. Rubenstein Direct: 973-376-2453 • Cell: 973-477-0908 Email: info@jodiandjoanna Web: © 2012 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT LLC.

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New development of 7 townhouses in Madison. Four blocks from Madison train station. All are three bedroom, 3½ bath units with 2-car garage and optional elevator. Luxurious features include gourmet kitchen with stainless and granite, open floor plan, ensuite bedrooms, hardwood floors, ground level third bedroom or recreation room with adjacent full bath. Occupancy expected late spring 2013. Royal Wave Development.

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Built in 2008, this grand custom home is simply magnificent with over 9,000 square feet of luxury in the Hartshorn School area. Karen Bigos and Dan Cannizzo, Towne Realty Group, Short Hills. 973-376-8300

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This beautiful six bedroom, four full and one half bath English Colonial features a fabulous addition and renovation circa 2000. Maren Dinsmore, Lois Schneider Realtor, Summit. 908-337-4437

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Grow, Cook, Eat – Roots and Radishes

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Concert Featuring Israeli superstar Noa, Israel’s leading international concert and recording artist. Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the ‘60s, like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen. 7:30pm. To purchase tickets, visit www.jfedgmw. org/celebrateisrael. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills. For information on group rates, call 973-929-3054.

Garden Sprouts – This Is for the Birds! Birds are returning from their winter trips and looking around for places to nest and lay eggs. We’ll look for nests all over the arboretum and help the birds find the right kind of natural things for perfect nest building. 11am. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973326-7601 or visit

Do you like to eat as much as you like to garden? Want to learn more about new and different varieties of vegetables? Wondering what to do when all those summer squash ripen on the same day? 7-8:30pm. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973-3267601 or visit

An Afternoon of Sholom Aleichem In this one-man show, award-winning actor Murray Horwitz recreates the heartwarming humor of famed Yiddish writer and storyteller Sholom Aleichem, whose stories of Tevye the Milkman provided the basis for Fiddler on the Roof. 1pm. Victoria Theater, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-6428989 or visit

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons One of the most distinctive voices in all of American pop, Jersey boy Frankie Valli’s dazzling falsetto has been one of most enduring sounds in rockand-roll for five decades. 8pm. Also April 19 at 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit www.

The Horszowski Trio Perform An evening with the Newly Formed Horszowski Trio: pianist Reiko Aizawa, violinist Jesse Mills and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275- 1114 or email

A gallery exhibition using mathematics and the influences of Guatemala as the basis for a collection created by 12 professional artists and the students of Madison Montessori School, including: collage, photography, sculpture, mosaic and painting. 9am5pm. Thru April 19. Nicholas F. Rizzo Fine Arts, 32 Watchung Avenue, Chatham. Call 973-966-9544 for more information.

Thousands of collectible and used hardback as well as paperback books in good condition will be for sale at unbeatable prices, including fiction, mystery, science fiction, history, biography, cooking, gardening and children’s books. April 17 thru 21st. American Legion Post #433, at 357 Elkwood Avenue in New Providence. Call 908-464-2540 for information.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 A Spring Holiday Concert Seton Hall University Choir Presents a Spring Holiday Concert . 7:30pm. Also April 18, 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-2751114 or email



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Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Thru May 5. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call for dates and times at 973-377-7094 or visit

Contemporary African Art: A Curator’s Perspective

Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Open House

Part of the Thursday Evening Salon Series. Presented by Christa Clarke, Curator, Arts of Africa, The Newark Museum. 7:30-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. Call 908-273-9121.

Refreshments will be served. 12-2pm, Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, 101 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange. Seating is limited. Call for a reservation at 973-325-7779.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Teen Arts 2013

Summit College Club Book Sale

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Legendary actor Hal Holbrook performs his signature piece with a heartfelt enthusiasm for the celebrated American author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain Tonight is a living, breathing, American masterpiece and a jewel in the history of literary theater. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Movie at the Library

Counting On Creativity

Songwriter, performer, and author Janis Ian is a formidable talent, a force of nature. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email



“Hitchcock” is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. 9:30am and 2pm. Conti Family Meeting Room, New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Call 908-665-0311.

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This 14th annual Teen Arts Festival is jointly sponsored by the middle and high schools of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit. Works ranging from photography to oil painting, vocal solos to brass bands, poetry to play excerpts, hand-made furniture and computer graphics to music videos will be on display. 7-10pm and April 20, 10am-3pm. New Providence High School, New Providence. Any questions please email

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik:, Deep Sea Explorer Tim Watts, employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music as well as animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email

The Simon Show Famous magician Simon Mandal will present an hour of hilarious family entertainment. This delightful show will mystify and delight children and adults. 10am.Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main Street, Chatham. To learn more, visit

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra This NJSO program includes Copland’s Appalachian Spring, with guest soloist David Krakauer, one of the foremost clarinetists and klezmer musicians performing today. 3pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit (continued on page 34)

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Oriental rug expert DeWitt Mallary presents “Collecting Oriental Rugs in America, Then and Now.” A discussion on the evolution of Oriental rug collecting in America over the past century, as well as discussing the Museum’s rug collection. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 ext 15 or visit www.

The Cottage by Sandy Rustin A rollicking farce inspired by the works of Noel Coward. Set in the English Countryside in 1923, this is a tale of love, sex and betrayal. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 or email

The Wizard of Oz Follow the yellow brick road and join Dorothy and her friends on a magical musical journey over the rainbow. Features new and original songs and music. 1:30 and 4pm. Ages 4-12. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit www.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Spring Vacation Mini-Camp Children will be divided into age appropriate groups to enjoy the outdoors and surroundings. Designed for 6- to 10-year olds. 9am-3pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Call 973-376-3587 or visit www.hartshorn for dates and times.



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The process involves tapping into reserves of natural gas by creating fractures in a rock layer. Fractures are created by injecting a proprietary blend of chemicals into the rock, creating potential threats to drinking water sources. 7:30pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Visit for information.


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Arithmetickles is an interactive math game show in which numbers jump off the page and onto the stage. The program uses humor, interactive skits, and 100% audience participation to make everyday math come to life. Grades K-2 10am. Grades 3-5 11:30am. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Call 973-377-7094 or visit

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Jacques Lacombe leads the NJSO and guest violinist Sarah Chang in a program of works by Bruch, Wagner and Bruckner. 1pm. Also April 28, 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit

The Great Big Quiz Show A fun evening with a British flavour, as delicious British favorites like sausage rolls, Cornish pasties, steak and kidney pie, Scotch eggs, chicken and mushroom pasties and banoffi pie are offered for your delight. Join in the quiz, just watch it, or ignore it completely and dig into that Great British food. 8pm. Highland Place/ Cranes, 5 Highland Place, Maplewood. Call 973-761-0547 for information.

The Broadway Experience: A Musical Workshop Working with a guest artist from NYC, this master class production features both individual and group musical numbers showcasing some of Seton Hall’s finest music/theatre students. Thru the 27th, 8pm, and April 28, 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 or email

Ray Chen Performs

Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society

Among the most compelling young violinists today, Ray’s recent performances, including debut recitals at the Kennedy Center and Merkin Hall, have enraptured both audiences and critics. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Plant a Rain Garden


Rain gardens are a beautiful and beneficial addition to any landscape. By capturing rainwater, they help reduce storm water pollution, and protect local streams, lakes and rivers. Here is a chance to learn from New Jersey’s own expert, Dr. Chris Obropta. 1-3pm. Haggerty Center, Freilenhuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township. Call 973-326-7601 or visit

Jerry Seinfeld Performs

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America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. 7pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973-642-8989 or visit

Support SAGE while you shop! Nearly 20 vendors will be selling handbags, jewelry, stationery, pottery, specialty food items, apparel, and more! Twenty percent of all sales benefit SAGE services for local seniors and their caregivers. No entrance fee. Facility is handicap accessible. For more information, call 908.598.5504. 10am-4pm, SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit. Call 908-598-5553 for information.

Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Ruth Westheimer Join us to hear internationally known Dr. Ruth speak about “sexual literacy” and the Jewish tradition. 6pm service, dinner to follow. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. To RSVP contact Tracy Horwitz at


Kids Night Out Children ages 5 and up get together to make an awesome craft project, have pizza, play games, and swim. Please bring a swim suit and towel. The Connection,79 Maple Street, Summit. Visit www.TheConnection, or call 908-273-4242.

Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multilingual voice that is part-angel and part-siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, Esperanza Spalding might well be the hope for the future of jazz. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance This two-day celebration of dance in the Garden State includes an eclectic program of works from companies throughout the state. 7pm. Victoria Theater, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit (continued on page 36)

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Perform The Grammy winning 11-member blues-rock group led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven to be one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today. 8pm. Prudential Hall, NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 973642-8989 or visit

Happy 50th Great Swamp!

Healthy Kids Day Healthy snacks, 70ft inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing, health screenings, arts and crafts, games and more. Free. 11am to 2pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit. For info call 908-273-3330.

Legends of Country Rock Enjoy an evening of the best in classic country rock, featuring Firefall, Poco and Pure Prairie League. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Spring Book Sale A fantastic selection of books on a variety of subjects plus DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and videos are available at great prices. On Sunday a bag can be filled with the buyer’s choice of books, etc. 10 am-5pm and April 28 11am-5pm. Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood. For information, call 973-762-4136.

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Celebrating its 50th year, the public is invited to enjoy this unique ecosystem through a myriad activities. There will be live animal shows, music, guided tours, nature games, displays, and hands-on educational activities to entertain all ages. 11am4pm. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center located in Chatham Township. For Information call Lois M. Wnek at 973-326-7618.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Art Afternoon: Storytelling by Frohawk Two Feathers Join the artist in the Main Gallery as he tells a tale about the imaginary world he has created. Let your imagination run wild a his portraits come to life! 2-4pm. Free. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. Call 908-273-9121 or visit

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Russian circus and juggling star Gregory Popovich and his very talented cast of four-legged and finefeathered friends stage hilarious stunts and skits in this delightful treat for animal lovers young and old! 1:30 and 4:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

Greenwood Gardens Grand Opening Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre ornamental garden, opens its doors to the public as a new cultural center devoted to the appreciation of nature, sustainability and preservation. Greenwood opens with a daylong celebration including garden tours, sketching stations for families and a performance by the Princeton Katzenjammers. Refreshments will be served. 10am4pm. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. For more information, please call 973258-4026 or visit

Sundays at Three Jim Nuzzo, who’s been entertaining New Jersey for over 30 years, sings a mixture of original music and classic pop such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Frank Sinatra. He’ll also perform instrumental music from Gershwin to the Beatles. Doors open at 2:45pm. Free. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road Bernardsville, Call 908-766-011.


Movie at the Library

Ninth International Tasting

“Life of Pi”. 9:30 –11:37am.The Conti Family Meeting Room, New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Call 908-665-0311.

The International Tasting Gala is an evening of fine food, wine and music to benefit more than 4,000 people in our community with professional therapeutic and skills-building services. Two Essex County residents are being honored for their work in helping others – Toby Cooperman and Dr. Arthur Straussberg. 6:30pm, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N. Ridgewood Road, South Orange. For more information, please visit

“Spring Visions 2013” Exhibit

Super Why Live! You’ve Got the Power Join Super Why, Wonder Red, Princess Presto, Alpha Pig, and Woofster, as they realize their dreams while searching for the answer to the question “Who has the greatest super power in the world? Showcasing cutting-edge technology, visual effects and aerial stunts, Super WHY Live is a sensory spectacular that will dazzle and delight audiences of all ages. 2:30 and 5:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown. For tickets call 973-539-8008 or visit

The exhibit includes some 50 works in all media including oil, pastel, acrylic and photography. Free and open to the public during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Artwork is for sale. Thru June 19. Bouras Properties, 25 Deforest Avenue, Summit. Call 908-277-6054 for information. s

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HEALTH & BEAUTY By Julie Jacobs

LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS Know the Facts, Follow the Treatments, Feel Well ar·thri·tis [ahr-thrahy-tis] noun

acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.

It strikes one of every five adults, afflicts 300,000 children and, by all expert estimates, will affect 67 million Americans by the year 2030. Without question, arthritis has become one of the greatest public health problems and one of the leading causes of disability in the United States, costing billions in lost productivity and associated medical costs. With National Arthritis Awareness Month right around the corner in May, here’s a look at the country’s most prevalent chronic disease.


ust what is arthritis? It refers to the more than 120 conditions that involve the joints and their surrounding connective tissue. Among the most common forms are lupus, gout, fibromyalgia and especially osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis, which develops with age, breaks down the cartilage that cushions bones, resulting in misshapen and painful joints. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, which can occur as early as adolescence, the immune system attacks body tissue, prompting joint inflammation and pain. The incidence of arthritis is highest among women and tends to run in families, and while advanced age is a risk factor, so too are obesity, joint injury and repetitive joint stress. Because many people become debilitated from arthritis and must curtail their personal and professional activities, early diagnosis is key for prompt treatment. Arthritis is typically confirmed through physical exam, lab tests, and imaging modalities like 38


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Does Your Treatment Plan Include Rehabilitation? x-ray, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound. Interventions including medications, physical and occupational therapies, and range-ofmotion and stretching exercises can then make a big difference in minimizing symptoms, promoting wellness, preserving independence and improving quality of life. Self-management techniques, such as following good nutrition, avoiding repetitive joint use, engaging in regular physical activity, and maintaining an appropriate weight, also can have a positive impact and avert the incidence and progression of the illness. Weight is particularly important, as the more extra pounds you carry, the greater the stress on your joints, particularly your knees. Finding ways to simplify doing tasks at home and running errands around town is critical to self-management as well. Try these tips: • Wear clothes and shoes with snaps, zippers or Velcro strips rather than buttons and laces • Transport cleaning items on a wheeled cart • Keep bathroom and kitchen equipment in easy reach • Use drive-through windows and delivery and online services • Employ assistive devices like walkers and canes, and pain-relieving ice packs and heating pads • Take frequent breaks throughout the day • Ask for help when needed You may want to complement your treatment regimen with alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS involves stimulating the nerves near painful joints with mild electrical impulses that can interrupt the transmission of pain signals to the brain. When all traditional therapeutic measures have been taken, but chronic pain persists, joint replacement or joint fusion surgery may be warranted. Healthy living with arthritis is possible, but it’s important to know the warning signs, seek treatment early and understand your particular type of arthritis. 

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An interview with New York Giants quarterback Scott Brunner

Barry Farber

(Continued from the March edition)

BARRY FARBER: Coaches and business leaders often say that we have to go back to the basics but if you stick to the basics, you never have to go back to them. SCOTT BRUNNER: Absolutely. Now football fundamentals are about ball handling and footwork. The easiest way to get benched as a QB is to turn the ball over through a fumble or interception. We therefore base all our movements around ball security. We really zero in on the specific moves that you need to make as far as handling the football and moving your feet in whatever situation you find yourself. However, we don’t want players to become robotic in their moves; we want them to retain their natural instincts to react more efficiently. By being efficient, the QB essentially slows the game down in his mind and gains extra time in the pocket to make necessary decisions. BF: What about football IQ? SB: We define that as “vision and decision”: what you see on the field, what decisions you

make, and how quickly you can link those actions together. The quicker you can see something and make a decision about it the more likelihood of success. A big concern for emerging quarterbacks is how they will adapt to the speed at which the NFL game is played. I tell quarterbacks, “No matter how fast an opponent might be, he cannot run as fast as you can think.” For a QB the mind is the great equalizer. BF: How do you prepare a quarterback mentally before a game? SB: As a coach of individuals—not of a football team—I have to be a little more agnostic in the way I approach training because they’re going to join a team with its own philosophy and plays. I try to give them an understanding of the game as a whole and how they can use the tricks that I gathered along my career. I played for many different coaches with many different philosophies, yet I found many consistencies among them. So I try to zero in

on those consistent things. BF: Some people prepare themselves right before the game with different methods to get in their zone and focus. SB: That’s psychological preparation as opposed to mental preparation. With mental preparation you’re in the classroom learning the plays, going over the films, and visualizing the plays that are going on. Psychological preparation is how you deal with all this right before live play. You’re trying to project yourself into a live situation during the week but you’re not actually in the live situation. That’s where a lot of people end up choking. In the live situation they don’t trust what they’ve worked on the week before and they end up focusing on the result rather than the process. When the person is focused on the process the results usually take care of themselves. (Final in the series to be published in the May edition)

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COOKING WITH TONY By Tim Hoey, photos by Dan Epstein

A Prize Cut of Tuna, Italian-Style


mericans have come a long way with tuna since the days of digging Charlie the Tuna out of a can. People grill the fish for a summer barbecue, broil it during colder months, or consume it raw throughout the year. These delightful ways to enjoy tuna become even better when home cooks incorporate Italian culinary style to their preparations. La cucina italiana’s versatility makes the most of the fish’s qualities, while adding classical finesse and harmony to the flavor and presentation style of these recipes. Closely associated with tuna is its smaller relative, known in Italian as palamita, or Atlantic bonito. This delicious fish offers home cooks the same qualities that make tuna so appealing. Its prize cut – the delicate, fatty belly called ventresca – appears in a number of excellent, easily prepared Italian dishes. Ventresca is among the very rare instances in Italian cuisine when a canned item is the keystone of a recipe. In this case, it’s best to use high-quality ventresca from Italian or Spanish fisheries. Their insistence on quality and their attention to detail help deliver the fish’s smooth, subtle flavor, a taste that superbly partners with the Italian way of cooking. Home cooks will welcome this discovery when making dishes such as linguine con ventresca. We spoke recently with Tony Grande at Il Capriccio about this unique gift from the sea. Tim: This dish intrigued me, because you use an ingredient outside the expected Italian repertoire. Most home cooks in the United States are unfamiliar with ventresca. Tony: It comes from palamita that was most likely caught off the



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Tuscan coast or in the Bay of Biscay, off Spain’s northern coast. Bonito happens to be a healthier choice to eat than larger tuna. Bonito is not a very expensive fish to buy, but the ventresca, because of its quality, scarcity, and demand for it, is a luxury item. Tim: I didn’t know about ventresca until we started talking about your recipe. Tony: I’m introducing my ventresca dish so that more people become familiar with it and enjoy it. Ventresca is well known in Italy. You’ll find wonderful preparations in Lazio, in Puglia, in Liguria, as well as other Italian regions. Tim: What makes it special? Tony: Ventresca is the pleasantly fatty belly, with a smooth texture and rich flavor. You can contrast this with the better-known loin, a lean cut with a clean taste. Tim: I understand that top-quality ventresca is not mass-produced. Tony: No, it does not come from industrial-scale ocean fishing. Each fish is line caught, hand filleted, and packed in olive oil. As soon as you taste ventresca, you realize these specialized producers respect what they catch. They know how to capture the fish’s excellent flavor, and don’t adulterate their product with chemicals, preservatives, or other unhealthy elements. Tim: The accompanying ingredients in your recipe add a clearly Italian accent that, in my opinion, brings out the best in the ventresca. Tony: The dish includes fresh cherry tomatoes, which feel like harbingers of springtime. Also, the overall lightness of the dish gives you the feeling of freshness and renewal. Tim: I also notice you call for dry linguine for this recipe.

Linguine con Ventresca Serves four

INGREDIENTS: 1 can (4 ½ oz.) ventresca, flaked into small pieces 1 tablespoon chopped onion 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 teaspoon chopped parsley 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 chopped medium cherry tomatoes 8 pitted, chopped Gaeta olives 1 teaspoon chopped capers Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound dry linguine 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 4 chopped basil leaves 4 whole basil leaves

PROCEDURE: Prepare a pot of boiling water with a little salt for the pasta. Heat 4 tablespoons of the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet. Put in garlic and cook until golden. Add onion and braise until golden, then include the chopped tomato, salt, pepper, and a little water. Cook three minutes over high heat. Remove and put in the ventresca, chopped Gaeta olives, and chopped capers.

time indicated on the package. When finished, place the linguine in the skillet and add a little of the water from the pasta. Add chopped parsley and chopped basil. Mix gently, then pour 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on top of the dish. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top, add the whole basil leaves to garnish, and serve.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta for the

Tony: That’s right. The texture of the dry pasta is the right match for the rich ventresca, and harmonizes with the other ingredients. Tim: The dish seems so accessible for home cooks. Tony: That’s the idea. My linguine con ventresca is a very tasty, simple dish to prepare. It fits into the Italian way of cooking. Best of all, it’s unique. No other cuisine in the world can offer this dish! Tim: It sounds like a delicious way to welcome spring to our kitchens. Thanks, Tony. 

Tony Grande, Chef/Owner, Il Capriccio

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Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli

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400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-898-0900 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.

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

LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse

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

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

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

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

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


Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

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

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Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838 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 off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

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MONTCLAIR Indigo Kitchen

615 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair • 973-707-2950 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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SOUTH ORANGE Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

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SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

427 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-918-0330 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

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327 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 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 familystyle 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 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 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 Middle Eastern fare served in a classic restaurant setting. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

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 Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

WHIPPANY Il Capriccio

633 Route 10 E, Whippany • 973-884-9175 Chef/owner, Tony Grande, offers delectable regional Italian cuisine such as roasted loin of veal in portwine, Penne Rustiche and Involtini of Filet Mignon al Provelone e Spec. Enjoy freshly prepared Caesar

salad and complete the meal with an extraordinary dessert 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



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