Vicinity Magazine

Page 1

APRIL 2015

Discover the Art & Beauty of

Wrought Iron




As seen on DIY Network’s “Rev. Run’s Renovation” Show Visit our website to view clip



WINNER Best Spa (Medical)

“Get Your Body Summer Ready” visit Specializing in Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Secondary Corrective Surgery of the Breast, Body Contouring, Facial Rejuvenation, Fat Grafting, Botox/Facial Fillers

Meet The Staff Open House


Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 9am to 6pm

Have You Considered Plastic Surgery? Meet the team behind Dr. Spiro’s success stories and have all your questions answered. Come learn about all cosmetic procedures, non-surgical rejuvenation with botox and fillers, skin care, CoolSculpting and New Restylane Silk. RSVP by calling 973-736-5907 or e-mail us at

SCOTT A. SPIRO, MD, FACS 101 Old Short Hills Road Suite 510 | West Orange, NJ


Helping Women for More Than 18 Years Recover from Breast Cancer


Follow us on instagram @SpiroPlasticSurgery

Read our blogs Have you watched our innovative surgery? Just search: Spiro Plastic Surgery

Get info on hot topics in skin care and cosmetic surgery. @DrScottSpiro

Like us on Facebook. Search facebook for Spiro Plastic Surgery

Take a snapshot of this bar code with your Smart phone for information on Dr. Spiro

ON THE SPOT By Warren Westura

Who Influenced You the Most as a Child?

APRIL 2015

VOL. 14 NO. 3



My father because he included me in everything he did. He really valued my input and made me feel like a little adult. —Mary Marfan, Scotch Plains

My parents, I was an only child and we spent a lot of time together.


—Lou Moschetta, Summit






My grandmother. To make a long story short, my father was killed in WW2. My mother passed away when I was 7. And so I grew up with my grandparents.

My grandfather, because he always put me to work. —Charles Cuozzo, Summit

—John Colangelo, Summit










My parents because they were the people who I thought had the best sets of values.

My grandmom. My parents worked and she was with me all the time, she taught me manners.

—Charles Siegel, Livingston

—Joe Thomas, Summit

Probably my mother, because she taught me to be adventurous, independent and strong.

My grandmother whom I was named after. She was a singer and graduated from Julliard. We both have the love for the arts.

—Carol Schoffmann, New Providence

—Marie Scolavino, Scotch Plains




CIRCULATION 32,500 U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MAILED TO SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES IN: The Chathams, Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Harding, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Millington, New Providence, Short Hills, Stirling, Summit

FOR THE MAY 2015 ISSUE: CALENDAR DEADLINE: 4/13/15 Send calendar submissions to: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: 04/13/15 IN HOMES: 04/31/15 Call for more info: 973-276-1688

Become a fan of Vicinity Magazine on Receive updates about offers, events and articles from your favorite magazine.

All photos taken in Summit Views expressed in this column do not reflect the views of Vicinity Media Group. 4

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Editorial Inquiries: Vicinity Magazine is published by Vicinity Media Group, 165 Passaic Ave., Suite 107, Fairfield, NJ 07004. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. Vicinity Magazine assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials.



CEDAR HILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB For Spring Open House Dates or to Schedule a Private Tour: Call Bob Mueller, General Manager at 973-992-4700 or RSVP Online at

100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ 07039 April 2015


APRIL 2015

34 27 4

On The Spot

10 Calendar of Events

Who Influenced You Most as a Child?



18 Tips to Add Design Appeal to Your Home

In The Vicinity Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area.

20 Home & Garden Resource Directory A Comprehensive Directory of Home & Garden Businesses


Vicinity Magazine â€

April 2015

27 At Your Service Making Math Make More Sense in a New Location

34 The Health Benefits of Gardening 38 Diamond Minds

inspiration strikes

Ribboned Zucchini Almond Salad with Citrus Basil Dressing

Visit for delicious spring recipes and more

TASTE EVERY BIT OF THE SEASON At Kings, you’ll find the most delicious ingredients to get a little taste of spring in everything you eat, whether it’s a hand-mixed salad full of fresh organic greens or a gourmet chef-prepared dish. Create or cater beautiful meals filled with our fresh and absolutely inspirational ingredients and experience the season in all its beauty. Pick up the most inspirational flavors of spring at your local Kings today.

Follow us for fresh updates | | #SpringWithKings

©2015 Kings Food Markets

April 2015



Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Named New Executive Director


he Board of Trustees of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has voted to name Melanie Franklin Cohn as new Executive Director. In addition to helping artists get reestablished after Hurricane Sandy, her accomplishments include leading a five-year strategic plan, an organizational rebrand and expanding programs in education and professional development.

“Her outstanding background in the art world in both New York and New Jersey is an incredible asset to the Art Center and will help us move forward in our mission of bringing art and people together,” says Board Chair, Millie Cooper. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey located at 68 Elm Street in Summit has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art for more than 80 years. For more information visit

Virtue Tile of Summit Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award


irtue Tile, a 60 year old Summit based distributor of fine ceramics and stone was awarded “Best of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction. They were chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community. “Our design team has a combined experience of over 70 years designing with the latest and finest materials on the market today” said David Mozes, 3rd generation owner of Virtue Tile. Liza Housman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz states, “We’re delighted to recognize Virtue Tile Co. among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.” Virtue Tile is located at 160 Broad Street in Summit. For more information call 908-273-6936 or visit and follow Virtue Tile on Houzz ( 8

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Gala to Celebrate 85 Years of Service, Power and Progress in the Community


he Junior League of Summit (JLS) is celebrating 85 years of service, sustainability and leadership in the Summit area community. The JLS’s current focus is to support local non-profits and improve children’s lives. Much of their financial and human resources will be committed to supporting these focus areas, an exciting initiative and one which they hope to grow through community partnerships. On April 25, 2015, theywill come together with their community leaders and members to celebrate 85 years of power and progress in the Summit area community at an Anniversary Gala. During this evening, the JLS will continue its mission by awarding over $85,000 in scholarships and grants to many deserving people and organizations. The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information about the Junior League of Summit, call the League office at 908-273-7349 or visit our website at

Touch Tour Program Initiated at Morris Museum


he Morris Museum is introducing Touch Tours where the participants are urged to “please touch the art!” These tours will enable the Museum to better serve visitors who are blind or visually impaired, and also visitors who may learn better by having the opportunity to touch objects from their handling collection. The Touch Tours are a part of a series of initiatives that began in 2013 with the formation of the Morris Museum AccessABILITY committee with representation from schools and community organizations that serve students and adults with disabilities. The goal is to deepen and expand the engagement and services offered to individuals with special needs through collaborative partnerships that leverage the Museum’s educational resources in innovative ways. The Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. For more information call 973-971-3706 or visit


Opens State of the Art Facility and Med Spa

r. Friedlander, a board certified plastic surgeon, has served the needs of Morris, Essex, and Union Counties from the same location for over 25 years. Trained as a plastic surgeon when there were no non surgical alternatives to surgery she has seen a change and embraced the new non invasive technologies achieving excellent results. Her move to larger quarters is fueled by her desire to provide a state of the art facility and expand upon the non surgical side of the business including Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Botox, Fillers, and medical grade skin treatments and peels with the same quality of care. The larger location will streamline the consultation process for more interpersonal communication with patients.

The new facility, located at 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 1A, Short Hills, will have a state of the art Med Spa—True Beauty—offering the latest in aesthetic facial care with suites dedicated to various treatments, allowing Dr. Friedlander to focus on the areas that bother you most. All patients will receive a complimentary facial analysis identifying areas of photodamage caused by years of sun exposure, often unprotected. They will be counseled by her medical aestheticians on correcting this skin damage, and will be given a step-bystep program to ensure they achieve the healthy youthful skin they desire. This program will incorporate medical grade peels, microdermabrasion and microneedling with serum infusions to target pigmentation and texture based on the client’s goals for their skin. They will also be given an at home regimen. Dr. Friedlander will continue to offer the procedures you have come to know and trust: cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face, creating a natural looking result. Technicians are available 6 days a week, including Saturdays and evenings for your convenience. The new Med Spa will open in early May.

April 2015




Shen Yun Performance

Wednesday, April 1

“The Civil War through the Eyes of Thomas Nast”

Women’s Workshops April programs are: perfect your banking skills; college admissions 101; and the medicare adviser: helping you to manage your healthcare expenses in retirement. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel and the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. An intimate retelling of the famous love story, with a lush, emotionally rich score and a production that will leave you inspired. Recommended for children age 12 & up. Runs thru April 5. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-434.

Before radio, TV, or the internet, there was political cartoonist Thomas Nast. Nast illustrated battles, Union and Confederate troop movements, and their activities throughout the Civil War. Currently to commemorate the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015), this second floor exhibit includes a number of these stirring images. Runs thru Dec. 2015. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown.

Peer Support Groups A safe place to discuss your feelings with other women in similar life circumstances. April groups are Women Coping with Separation and Divorce; Widows (day and evening classes available) and Young Widows. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Events and dates subject to change. Vicinity Media Group is not responsible for changes.


Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

The American Revolution in New Jersey

This exhibit explores the experiences of New Jersey residents during the American Revolution, and how their lives were affected by the war. 1-5pm. Museum of Early Trades And Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

Computer Classes for Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. April classes are: Intermediate WORD; PowerPoint, and Outlook. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

indicates family/child friendly event.

Learning the Birds by Song Series For beginners and those with some experience, this birding-byear workshop series will improve your bird identification skills. More often than not, birds are heard before they are seen. Learning their songs will add another dimension to your birdwatching. Also April, 8th, and 15th. 7-8pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Morris Arts Free Lecture

Computer Training Classes The Library will offer free computer lessons on selected mornings, by appointment. Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computer skills. Stop by the Reference Desk or call. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

lively, radiant, lush ... to enhance your sense of well-being, balance & harmony ... come see

Gaelen Gallery East: JCC Employees Art Show The first time talented employees from all JCC departments come together to exhibit their art work. Runs through April 26. JCC Metrowest, Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Career Services

Free lecture by artist Sassona Norton about her sculpture, a monumental bronze 9/11 Memorial, and the importance of monuments. The talk starts promptly 7pm.The event is free but we ask you to please RSVP by registering online at Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave., Florham Park.

Spring Registration at Art Adventures Art Studio On-line or phone registration begins for the spring session of art classes for kids age 2-9. The 8 week session runs April 13-June 8th. Check out all the times, days and pictures online. Art Adventures Art Studio, 245 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-660-0405.

Spring Registration at The Connection On-line or in person registration for Spring classes at The Connection. Check out classes for Parent/Child, Preschool,Gymnastics, Swimming, Performing Arts and Adult Fitness, which run April 13 – June 28. (6/21 for kids). The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242.

Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Income Tax Assistance Bring all your financial records from 2014, copies of your 2014 Federal and State tax returns, and all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service. Thru April 15 from 10am-2pm. You may sign up at the Circulation Desk or call for an appointment. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

“ Sally Abbott Paintings— Backyard to Beijing” Featured are landscapes inspired by a recent trip to China and other sites from her world travels, still life studies, and recent work from her Rooster Series. Daily Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday 9am– 4pm thru June 30th. Free and is handicapped accessible. Township of Chatham Municipal Building, Lundt-Glover Gallery, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township. (continued on page 12)


• Patio Furniture • Fire Pits • Grills • Spas • More

NEW JERSEY’s LARGEST SELECTION • Wicker, Cast Aluminum, Resin, Wood, More! • Replacement Cushions • Gas & Wood Fire Pits • Custom Outdoor Kitchens & Free-Standing Grills • Custom Orders Our Specialty!

All Famous Brands Discounted!

Exclusive Free Offer Scan or go to (o.k. to present digital coupon)

Worth the trip from Anywhere!

Next-day Delivery from 70,000 sq ft Warehouse

2980 Rte 10 West • Morris Plains • 973-267-0964 • April 2015




April 13th - 30th

fabric factory outlet Custom Upholstery, Window Treatments & Bedding

gallo mall 390 fairfield road, fairfield



Sally Abbott Paintings—Backyard to Beijing

(continued from page 11)

The Moody Blues

Thursday, April 2

Through four decades, The Moody Blues have lit up the hearts and minds of millions of rock fans with inspiring anthems such as “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon”. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Cocktails & Canvas No previous painting experience needed. A faculty art instructor will guide you step by step in creating your very own masterpiece. Wine and light snacks will be served. 7–9pm. Fee applies, all materials included. Registration requested. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Musical Theatre Auditions

A Make Ahead Easter Menu Class Join chef Daniel Rosati and participate in cooking Easter dinner. Menu includes: 3 cheese risotto cakes, light as air snowflake rolls, spiral cut southern ham with maple pecan bourbon glaze, layered salad with buttermilk herb dressing, smothered potatoes “paprikash” style, old fashioned mile high lemon coconut layer cake. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778Morris Tpke, Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Summer Camp Registration at The Connection Summer Day Camps at The Connection run from June 29-Aug 21, offering weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. SummerFun (mornings), Girls’ Gymnastics, Lights/Camera/Action, Fit & Fun Camp (afternoons) and Travel Camp (all day). Full Day/Half Day, combine and SAVE! Extended hours. The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242.

Friday, April 3 Preschool Registration at The Connection A Certified Preschool for ages 3-5 with flexible hours to suit any schedule. Visit our beautiful state-of-theart classroom, where learning and discovery takes place on a daily basis. The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242.


Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Musical Theatre Conservatory will be holding auditions for their 2015 Summer Camp and Showcase (June 29th-Juy18th). Classes and N.Y. Cabaret are taught by industry professionals. Final Show will be in N.Y. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Auditions will be on April 3,4,10,11,17,18 and 24. Please Contact Randy at for an appointment. Musical Theatre Conservatory, St. Mary’s Church, 200 W Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston. 973-868-6259.

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults. Meets weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays. 11:30am–12:30pm. Call to register. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Facial Injectable Event Freshen your look for Spring with Botox and Xeomin with Dr. DiBernardo and Dr. Haramis of New Jersey Plastic Surgery. 4:30-6:30pm. RSVP Required. Balance Face & Body Wellness, 67 East Mill Rd., Long Valley. 908-867-7630.

Saturday, April 4 Spring Break Photo Scavenger Hunt This hunt encourages children and their grownups to get outdoors, explore the grounds of the Arboretum, and observe seasonal changes. The prize is a something special to help birds make their spring nests. 9am-3:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

Easter Bunny Express

Sunday, April 5

“ Fabulous Fake” Art Show The show presents copies or interpretations of famous artwork by members of the The Drew Art Association. The reception will be held on April 19th from 2:15-4pm in the downstairs gallery. Refreshments will be served. The show runs through April 28th during regular library hours. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0845.

Bird Photography Workshop

Celebrate the return of Spring and the Museum’s 50th Anniversary. Enjoy a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland with the Easter Bunny onboard. The Easter Bunny Express is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum. Departures at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm rain, snow or shine. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-887-8177.

Birds present special photographic challenges. Most are small, distant, and rapidly moving much of the time. This workshop deals with both the field craft needed to approach birds closely enough to photograph, as well as the technical aspects of lens and camera setting selection. The workshop will devote particular attention to photographing birds in flight. 10am-2:30pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Nature Discovery Days for Kids Explanation, activities and time on the trail will all be a part of this program “Reptiles and Amphibians” - Participants will learn what frogs, turtles, snakes and salamanders live on the Preserve. Ages 6 and up drop off or parents /caregivers are welcome to stay. Register on line. 9:30-11am. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

Monday, April 6 Investing 101 Workshop Financial Consultant Mike Miller will cover several topics, including the basics of stocks and bonds, the benefits of asset allocation, and why investing now may help you meet your unique financial goals. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Tuesday, April 7 Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am–12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548. (continued on page 14)

I’ve never been so happy with a home improvement project. The kitchen is my new favorite room in the house, and I don’t even like to cook! Visit houzz to read more reviews



CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 13)

Thursday, April 9

The Jazz Knights of West Point

Summit Safe Seniors

“Talley’s Folly” Production

Bringing over three decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Free. 7:30pm. Reservations suggested. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Kids Movie Join the Library for a showing of Disney’s Cinderella and popcorn. All ages welcome. 2-3:30pm. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Matt, a Jewish immigrant, has worked up the courage to ask Sally, a Gentile, for her hand in marriage. During a moonlit night of arguing, joking, and wooing in a dilapidated Victorian boathouse, Matt and Sally reveal their secrets and consider their future in this charming and tender waltz of a love story. Runs thru April 26. Call for dates and times. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706.

Music Recital The Suburban Music Study Club presents a recital. Performing will be Victoria Griswold, Piano; Paul DiDario, Piano,; Michaline Manno, Soprano; Melissa Juska, Soprano. Free. 10:30am. Madison Library, Chase Room, 10 Keep St., Madison. 973-377-0722.

Giving Face: Diana Ross and the Black Celebrity as Icon

Wednesday, April 8 Library Evening Book Club Booked being discussed is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. 7-8pm. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University investigates the concept of the “black celebrity” through the context of photographic history, national and cultural history, and racial relations. 7-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit. 908-273-9121 or visit www.artcenternj.or

The Connection and the Summit Police Department hosts this free presentation for senior citizens and caregivers. Learn about telephone and internet scams, identity theft, being safe at home and important safety tips. 12:30-2pm. The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, who perform the music of the great jazz composers as well as original works that foster an appreciation for this American music genre. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Friday, April 10 Shen Yun Performance Embark on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Experience the wonder of classical Chinese dance. 8pm. April 11, 2:30 & 8pm. April 12, 1:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

It’s Going to be an

Excellent Summer at Newark Academy June 22 - July 31, 2015 Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp begins June 22

A Standard of Excellence! Northern New Jersey’s premier academic program

ren ns for child Many optio 2 -1 in grades 1

Prepare to Win! The best sports camps under the sun, including the acclaimed Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp

Pursue your Passion! An array of specialized workshops 14

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

91 South Orange Avenue • Livingston, New Jersey 07039 973.992.7000 • ext. 217 for Academics; ext. 212 for Sports

Shawn Colvin Performs

Joe Crookston & Owen Danoff Perform

Multiple Grammy winner Shawn Colvin (“Sunny Came Home”) will bring her stirring story-songs to The Sanctuary on April 10. Wry, charming Brooklynite Rebecca Pronsky will open. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-376-4946.

There is a sense of poetry and spirituality to Joe Crookston’s lyrics, and some pretty credible guitar chops and vocal power to lend support to his writing. Owen Danoff is a young singer-songwriter who writes songs with some meat and message to them. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489

Nighttime Family Hiking Adventures

The biggest touring act in history turns 50 this year. Dead On Live pays tribute to this milestone by performing the music of the Grateful Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse heritage in full production. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Adults and kids ages 5 and older explore the darkened trails during the annual Night Hike Adventure. Bring a flashlight and experience hands-on discovery activities along the trails that demonstrate the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals. At 15 minute intervals guides tours begin at 7pm and end at 8:3pm. Call to register. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-635-6629.

Dining Out in the Greek Isles Cooking Class

Break Into Birding Workshop

Join chef Robyn Moore and participate in coking these Greek treats. Menu includes: savory spinach pies (spanakopitas), shrimp baked with tomatoes and feta (garides saganaki), tiny greek meatballs (keftedakia), stuffed grape leaves (dolmades), greek yogurt and cucumber dip (tzatziki), vanilla bean ice cream and caramelized honey pecans. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Pete Dunne will teach this easy two part course which is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about 450 species of birds that are our neighbors. 3-6pm and April 11, 9am-Noon. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787

Dead on Live - “All the Years Combine”

Antiques • Gifts Fine Furniture • Garden Decor Accessories • Lighting • Fine Art 43 Old Turnpike Road, Oldwick, NJ 908-439-3144 Tue-Sat 10-6 & Sun 11-5 RESTORATION & REPAIR

(continued on page 16)

Retractable Awnings

EX PA N D YO U R O U R D O O R LI V I N G S PAC E • Protection from harsh sun • Cool, comfortable spaces • Enhances the beauty of your home • Installs on any wall surface, under soffit or roof mount • Motorized with remote control

FREE Winter Cover

with Each Durasol Retractable Awing Purchase Expires 4/30/15


38 East Northfield Road Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 535-5860 EX P ER I EN C E • EX P ERT I S E • EXC ELLEN C E April 2015



Plenty g of parkinding, uil behind b off lt. Rooseve

(continued from page 15)

There’s always something new... Announcing the arrival of BERNHARDT Furniture


30% OFF *MSRP On all catalog orders!

973-635-0788 Hours: Mon.- Sat. 10-5:30 pm Thurs. 10-7 pm 82 Main Street  Chatham  New Jersey

*Intro special ends April 30th


Your Personal Driver At Your Service

Family Owned & Operated Since 1963


JAMES MASON PERSONAL DRIVER 973-731-8808 cell: 973-477-9244

Electrical Contractors FREE Estimates 973.325.3626 144 Main Street, West Orange



Lic. No. 3375


Our mission is to bring your dreams to reality. We offer stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal or eco-green tile for every budget.

Katie Katie



David Jayne Our mission is to bring your dreams to reality. We offer stone, porcelain, Our mission is to bring your dreams ceramic, glass, metal or eco-green to reality. We offer stone, porcelain, tile for every budget. ceramic, glass, metal or eco-green tile for every budget.

Handmade tile & recycled glass

160 Broad Street • Summit, 07901 160 Broad Street • Summit, NJNJ07901 908.273.6936 • 800.222.3163 908.273.6936 • 800.222.3163 160 Broad Street • Summit, NJ 07901 908.273.6936 • 800.222.3163

Handmade tile & recycled glass


Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Saturday, April 11 Tom Rush Performs The legend who discovered and popularized joni mitchell and many others will perform his hit songs, as well as songs from many of the stars he has discovered and nurtured. New Jersey alt-country standout Loretta Hagen will open. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-376-4946.

Alice in Wonderland The zany, fantastical tale of Alice in Wonderland is brought to life onstage by the Pushcart Players for audiences to savor and enjoy. Immediately following the performance, jump down the rabbit hole and join us in the SOPAC Loft (3rd Floor) for a wondrous and magical tea party. 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Adult Sushi Making Class Join chef Hideyo Yamada and participate in making sushi rolls. Menu includes: perfect white rice ; perfect brown rice using a pressure cooker; sushi vinegar ; colorful sushi rice; how to cut fillet of fish, salmon and tuna for sushi; nigiri sushi with sliced fish; regular roll; colorful inside out vegan roll; tuna roll; dragon roll (avocado on top of the roll); grapefruit sorbet. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

“Violets of the Golden West” Plant Show The African Violet Club of Morris County will present its annual African Violet Show & Plant Sale. The show will include horticultural exhibits, creative flower arrangements, and planted gardens using African violets, 1:30-4:30pm and April 12, 11am-3pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 908-464-4417.

The Story of Chocolate and Migrating Birds: What’s the Connection? 2-4pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Arcade: Old & New Video Games for All Ages There will be many systems setup and ready for play, from the original Nintendo to Sega Genesis to newer systems like Nintendo Wii U and much more. Each system and game available on a firstcome first-served basis, with a time limit of 15 minutes per user. 9:30am-4:30pm. Also April 12, 2-4:30pm. All are invited. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Sunday, April 12 Cole on the Coals of Love Spring brings the sounds of love to the library with a program of Cole Porter classics woven around the universal theme of boy meets girl. Carmen Artis and John Hammel present Cole on the Coals of Love, singing about falling in love, then falling out of love, then falling back in. 2pm. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Concert Performance “Yeoman Of The Guard” a romantic tale set in the 16th century at the Tower of London by the Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Monday, April 13 Maplewood Health Department Free Adult Health Clinic Staffed by Health Dept. Registered Nurse. Blood pressure screening, weight measurement, health and medication counseling, carotid bruits screening as needed, diabetes/metabolic risk assessments and referrals. For an appointment, call the Health Dept. Walk- ins welcome. 10am-Noon. Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Maplewood. 973-762-8120, ext 4300.

Tales for Tots Mouse Hunt A mouse themed scavenger hunt throughout the children’s room. Prizes will be awarded. Ages 2-9. 3:30-4:30pm. Florham Park Public Libray,107 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

19330 Camp_Vicinity Mag v2_Layout 1 1/20/15 1:05 PM Page 1

Tuesday, April 14 The Mendham Township Photography Club Meeting Bring your cameras to learn how to use all of the new features that they offer. All are welcome to attend to discuss all types of photography from still life to portraits to sports. Learn more and share your knowledge as well. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. 6:30-8pm. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

“Plastic Surgery Gone Right “ Meet the team behind Dr. Spiro’s success stories and have your questions answered.” Learn about all cosmetic procedures, non-surgical rejuvenation with botox and fillers, skin care, and CoolSculpting. Call to RSVP. 9am-6pm. Scott A. Spiro, M.D., F.A.C.S., 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 510, West Orange. 973-736-5907.

Safety Tips 101

Book being discussed is “My Beloved World” by Sonya Sotomayor. 1-2pm. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Officer Matthew Tarentinto, Summit Police Department, will discuss how to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft, as well as telephone and internet scams. He will also discuss how older adults can stay safe in their homes. This presentation is for both older adults and caregivers. 11am–Noon. Call to register. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

PREP Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, April 16

Wednesday, April 15 Library Afternoon Book Club

SAGE’s PREP caregiver support group is held monthly for caregivers and is led by a social worker specializing in eldercare. 7–9pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Grow, Eat, Cook Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegetable every month during the growing season and offers growing tips, info on pests and diseases, seeds, new varieties, tastings and recipes. This month’s theme is annual herbs. 7-8:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603.

Free Lecture on Stem Cells & PRP Suffering from arthritis or a tendon injury? Come join a free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. Specializing in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, 197 Ridgedale Ave., 4th floor, Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309.

Rapture, Blister, Burn Production One built a career as a rock star academic, while the other built a home with her husband and children. Unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. Touching, funny and provides an honest examination of feminism. Runs thru May 3. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-514-9654.

A summer of friendship, exploration and fun

June 29 – August 7, 2015

Florham Campus (Madison, NJ) • Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)

Camp Discovery For children entering 1st thru 7th grade • Camp programs and activities include: – Science & Nature – Arts & Crafts – Outdoor Sports & Recreation – Swimming (Madison location) – Musical Theater Performances – World Discovery & Games – Weekly Trips • Certified teachers and experienced college-level counselors • Extended care available

Leader in Training Camp For children entering 8th & 9th grades Space is limited. Register today!


Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future Conference Join Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies’ Department of Medical Humanities, in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and explore the participation of the medical community in the labeling, persecution, and eventual mass murder of millions of people deemed eugenically “unfit” in Nazi Germany and the ramifications for current issues in medicine, science, human rights, ethics, and healthcare policy. Full day conference starting 9am. Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. (continued on page 26)

April 2015


Tips That Add

Design Appeal to Your Home


ant to set your home apart? You can add character and beauty to your home by learning more about your house’s architectural style and adding design elements to complement the look. With the right knowledge, it’s easy to transform any room of your home as well as the exterior. Experts offer some tips and guidelines to achieve an authentic, coordinated look throughout your home—inside and out.

Proportions matter. If you’re going to be adding shutters to your exterior, do a bit of math. The width of shutters used in pairs on a window should be half the width of the window, and should be the same height as the window.

• The higher the ceiling, the taller the baseboard should be. Additionally, the height of your baseboard moulding should always be larger than the casing, which is the frame around a door or window. Make a room feel taller by placing a chair rail—the moulding used to prevent the backs of chairs from rubbing against the wall—one-third of the way up from the floor. Chair rails should be 1/2 or one inch narrower than casings.

Vicinity Magazine

• For country style cottages, consider clapboard shingles for siding, or wood shake for siding and roofing, and wide white trim or shutters around windows. • Maintain a traditional look with innovative, updated building material that lasts longer and with less upkeep. For example, polyurethane pieces are a lightweight alternative to wood. The pieces are easy to install and resist insects, moisture and weather conditions. Manufacturers like Fypon, which creates thousands of millwork pieces, offer products that come both textured and smooth. A new line of Classic Woodgrain decorative millwork offers a refined woodgrain texture suitable for staining or painting, and complements home styles such as Arts & Crafts and Mediterranean.

Complete the look and feel of your Mediterraneanstyle home, rich with such decorative accents as round columns, tile and stone, by planting lush gardens and installing an ornate fountain.

To learn more about enhancing your home’s architectural style, you can download Fypon’s free Style Guide at

• If you have a classic Georgian style home, characterized by strict symmetry and a centered and paneled front door, cap the front door panel with an elaborate crown supported by decorative pillars.


Enhance your Victorian style home with ornamental spindlework on the porches and patterned shingles on the roof. Offset the complexity with simple surrounds for windows.

Don’t just update your house haphazardly. Do a bit of research so you can complement your home’s architectural style authentically and with sophisticated flair. —StatePoint April 2015


THE SEASONS HOTTEST GEAR Create your weekend getaway with a high quality outdoor television and music system in your yard, by the pool… anywhere you want. New weatherproof technology allows outdoor entertainment and enjoyment throughout the year.

$50 OFF

ANY PURCHASE Mention this ad. Purchase over $250. Exp. 5/15/15.

New Jersey’s premier SONOS Gold Dealer

Call For a Free Consultation

The Professionals in Home & Mobile Electronics

973.575.8910 1103 Bloomfield Ave West Caldwell

Kitchens & Fine Custom Cabinetry

28 Beechwood Road, Summit, NJ

908-277-1161 April 2015


Home & Garden

CUSTOM CLOSETS Closets by Design


800-293-3744 • 201-964-9600 Closets by Design specializes in the design, construction, and installation of custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobes and much more. They offer many finishes, accessories, and hardware. Call for a free in-home design consultation and estimate.



Gypsy Farm House

Champion Waste Removal

106 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove • 973-239-9886 Visit this 200 year-old farmhouse filled with antiques and decorated in a “gypsy” mix of shabby chic, bohemian and Moroccan motifs. You’ll find Amish farm furniture, vintage textiles, architectural salvage and garden décor. You’ll also find a wealth of decorating ideas and advice.

Serving Northern NJ • 973-744-6766 Champion Waste Removal is a full-service property maintenance company specializing in residential and commercial cleanouts. Their services include cleanouts, container and trailer rental, demolition, REO services and recycling. No job is too big or too small. Fully insured and licensed.

973-783-5788 • Custom Designed is owner operated and in the industry for over 30 years. They design, build and install all of their own products ranging from custom closets and cabinetry to home offices, entertainment units, home theaters and woodworking projects. The Custom Designed team is committed to building products that exceed their client’s expectations.



Your Color Source

Iron Work Expo & Design Center

CLEANING SERVICE Five Star Cleaning 973-748-9309 • Five Star Cleaning Services is the proud winner of Suburban Essex Magazine’s “The Best of Essex” cleaning service for 4 years in a row. The entire service staff are professional, energetic and well-trained cleaners. Five Star is bonded, insured, experienced and enthusiastic about cleaning. They please some of the most demanding clients in New York and New Jersey.

973-509-2304 • Create a fresh look for your home with professional color consulting from an award-winning color expert. Your Color Source designs can’t fail color schemes for interior, exteriors and commercial projects. Amy Wax is winner of the Hue Award from Benjamin Moore and Past President of the International Association of Color Consultants of North America.

Custom Design

28 Tompkins Street, West Orange 973-564-8863 • Combining years of old-world Italian craftsmanship, with a passion and knowledge of metalworking, The Solarino Collection custom furniture line includes timeless pieces that are custom-tailored and handcrafted to precise specifications. Each piece is meticulously crafted by hand—no two pieces are alike.

Creating Exceptionally Beautiful Spaces Since 1976… SERVICES: • Kitchen Design • Cabinetry & Countertops • Cabinet Refacing • Project Management

CABINETRY: • River Run Stock • Candlelight Custom • Hanssem Semi Custom • Plain & Fancy Custom

Family Owned and Operated

560 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 908.665.5900 • HOURS: Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm, or by appointment 20 20

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & AWNINGS Window Works 38 East Northfield Rd Livingston 973-535-5860 • email: Window Works, family owned since 1982, creates custom window treatments and awnings. “Our work is entirely custom and we do not subcontract the installation,” says LuAnn Nigara, co-owner with her husband Vincent Nigara and cousin Bill Campesi. Window Works offers free shop at home consultations. “We take pride in every project and work hard to ensure a positive outcome for our customer,” says Nigara.

CUSTOM IRONWORKS Iron Work Expo & Design Center 28 Tompkins Street, West Orange 973-564-8863 • Iron Work Expo specializes in fabricating custom, ornamental metalwork and wrought iron into one-of-a-kind designs including interior and exterior railings, gates, balconies, staircases, furniture, and more. They have a detailed and meticulous process for new projects and guide clients step by step from concept to completion. They recently were featured on DYI network’s Rev Run’s Renovation show.

FABRIC & TRIM Fabric Factory Outlet 390 Fairfield Road-Gallo Mall, Fairfield 973-439-0333 • Thousands of in-stock decorative home furnishing fabrics and trims. Additionally we offer an extensive library of fabric books. Our custom services include upholstery, slipcovers, window treatments, bedding, tabletop and headboards.

GARAGE DOORS Skillman Doors, LLC 973-748-1110 • 908-879-2223 Skillman Doors is the leading Garage Door Dealer and Repair/Service Company in the Essex, Union, Morris and Somerset County area. A family-owned business established in 1945, Skillman Doors is widely known for the high quality of its products, expert technicians, outstanding service, and its honest and straightforward business approach.

GARDEN CENTER Condurso’s 96 River Road, Montville 973-263-8814 • Condurso’s, an award-winning garden center in Montville, is able to meet all your gardening and landscaping needs – fresh nursery stock, hardscape materials, tools, fertilizers, weed-killers, deer repellents, and much, much, more.

GIFT & DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES GALLERY CBL Fine Art 459 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 973 736-7776 • email: Named “Top Gift Store” by Suburban Essex, NJ Monthly and The NJ Jewish News, CBL offers a wonderful collection of fine blown glass, ceramics, kaleidoscopes, perfume bottles, artisan jackets, furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, original and limited edition art, Judaica and custom framing. In business for over 28 years and open seven days a week, CBL is also the proud winner of the NICHE AWARD as a Top 100 Retailer of American Craft.


(continued on page 22)

April 2015 2015


Home & Garden

R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O RY (continued from page 21)


An Air Group expert can tune-up, maintain or repair your air conditioner in time for summer!

800-545-1020 • Since 1965, Air Group technicians and installers have provided innovative, cutting-edge home comfort solutions, including heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical to more than 75,000 NJ residential and commercial customers. Your comfort is their responsibility. Air Group’s service is unparalleled and their commitment to customer service has made them the leading HVAC contractor in the area.

King George Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric 20 Mountain Blvd. Warren • 908-754-4773 King George Plumbing is celebrating 33 years of Central NJ’s top source for plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electric service. Whether you are seeking a plumber, electrician of HVAC specialist to repair, remodel or rebuild from the ground up, KGP plumbing, heating, cooling and electric is the dependable contractor who can handle all of your home’s lifelines and ensure they are operating optimally. Short appointment windows, 2hrs. 24/7 emergency service.

HOME DECOR Home Again Design, LLC 1330 Springfield Avenue, New Providence • 908-464-8800 Home Again Design offers fine consignment & retail furniture, home decor and jewelry. Their carefully curated inventory of unique, previously loved pieces promises a blend of style—traditional to modern, stately elegant to urban chic. Discover lovely home furnishings that will be right at “home again” in you home.

Meli Melo


82 Main Street, Chatham • 973-635-0788 • Meli Melo which translates to ‘a little bit of this and a little bit of that’ is a perfect name for a store that carries a mix of beautiful objects that reflect today’s relaxed lifestyle, with a sense of luxury and comfort. Come see their custom furniture, unique home accessories, brilliant lighting and lamps, framed art and exceptional gifts.

HOME DÉCOR The Decorating Store at Terminal Mill Ends 980 Stuyvesant Ave, Union • 908-688-9416 A full service decorating center with interior decorators that will help to create a fashionable look for every home. They have a huge selection of fabrics available for special order as well as an entire Couture section for high-end fabrics, trims and custom furniture. Free shop-at-home service available or visit their 6,000 square foot showroom.


800-545-1020 AIRGROUPLLC.COM



Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

HOME ENTERTAINMENT Samm Sound 1103 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell • 973-575-8910 For over 40 years, SAMM Sound has specialized in designing and custom installing audio/video and home theater systems for any room and budget. You can experience Samm Sound’s seamless integration of style and technology with the best selections of TV’s, indoor/outdoor speakers, and energy saving

Lutron Lighting Control Systems. SAMM Sound provides theater seating and audio/video furniture, automotive audio/video systems, radar detectors, parking sensors, back up cameras, security systems, remote starters, iPod integration for car and home and cell phone hands free car kits. Quality products, value prices, knowledgeable experienced staff and professional installations are all part of their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

HOME FURNISHINGS Julian Gage Home Collection 43 Old Turnpike Road, Oldwick 908-439-3144 Julian Gage Home Collection features 5000 square feet of Fine Art, Fine Furniture, European & Asian Antiques, Lighting, Home Accessories & Garden Décor.

HOME PORTRAITS White Pastel 646-594-3092 • email: Owner, Tina White, is a multi faceted artist and she creates original pastel paintings of your home or property on commission. Once completed, the original piece is matted and then delivered to you ready for framing. Pricing is based on the size of the finished, unframed art work.



The Game Room Store

Aspen Kitchen & Bath

Crown Plaza, 461 Rt 46, Fairfield 973-227-2245 email: The Game Room Store, family owned and operated since 1974. Selling and servicing Brunswick pool tables, bars and stools, air hockey, foozball, table tennis, darts, gambling supplies, poker and card tables. Complete pool table service work: move, re-cloth, assemble and dismantle. Showrooms in Freehold & Point Pleasant.

380 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona • 973-857-3170 55 Route 202, Far Hills • 908-375-8276 Aspen Kitchen and Bath is a full service custom kitchen and bath remodeling company with two showrooms located in Far Hills and Verona. They are proud to be your one-stop shop for glamorous design, richly finished cabinetry, premium fixtures and impeccable craftsmanship. With the best staff of designers and contractors, Aspen Kitchen and Bath possesses the delicate touch and tenured experience to make your remodeling project the value of a lifetime.

INSURANCE Rand, Feuer & Klein 165 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-582-6200 • After more than 25 years in the insurance industry, managing one of New Jersey’s leading agencies, Rand, Feuer & Klein understands insurance buyers—what they want, what they need and what they expect— solid coverage, affordable prices and expert advice from an actual person.

INTERIOR DESIGN British Home Emporium & BHE Studio

Cabri, Inc. 28 Beechwood Road, Summit • 908-277-1161 For more than 40 years, Cabri, Inc. has been a fixture in the Summit business district, proudly representing Wood-Mode custom and Brookhaven semi-custom cabinetry. Their expert team provides complimentary, personalized service from start to finish, no matter what the size and scope of your project. They care about the finished product, and will be there for you whenever you are ready to add on or start something new.

89 & 91 Main Street, Madison • 973-433-0303 Whether shopping for a unique gift for the home, updating a room, or designing an entire home, British Home Emporium and BHE Studio offers all you need to meet your personal design needs.

(continued on page 24)

Whether it’s cabinet sales or a full remodel, ASPEN can help. Your one-stop shop for timeless, contemporary design, richly-finished cabinetry and premium fixtures.


g Featurin

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry (Lifetime Warranty) Fieldstone Cabinetry (Lifetime Warranty) Designer’s Choice Cabinetry • Kohler Products

Come visit one of our beautiful showrooms:

55 Route 202, Far Hills 908-375-8276 NKBA Industry Partner

380 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 973-857-3170

April 2015 2015

NJ Lic# 13VH06625000


Home & Garden


R E S O U R C E D I R E C T O RY (continued from page 23)

Kitchen Expressions 396 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-273-4442 Kitchen Expressions features a complete one-stop solution for your renovation and new construction projects. Kitchens, baths, built-ins, wall units, mud and laundry rooms, home offices, closets and more. Featuring intelligent, cost-effective and creative design, with outstanding service and superior craftsmanship.

Robinwood Kitchens 560 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-665-5900 Robinwood Kitchens has been family owned and operated since 1976. Our services include kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and countertop sales, installation, and project management. We also specialize in cabinet refacing in wood using high quality products and experienced installers. At Robinwood Kitchens we will work within your budget to create the most aesthetically pleasing living space possible.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Sponzilli Landscape 345 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield 973-244-1410 From landscape design to construction to weekly maintenance and upkeep of your landscaping, Sponzilli has been the trusted source for quality and excellence. Their goal is to provide the highest quality results through expertise, experience and a passion for excellence. That’s why they continue to be the company that designs and creates commercial and residential landscapes that truly stand apart.


2087 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood 973-762-6333 Wilbur’s Painting, LLC specializes in interior and exterior painting as well as home improvement projects. They provide high quality craftsmanship. Their focus is 100% customer satisfaction and they are FPA certified.

PET PORTRAITS Paint-My-Pet 973-454-3836 Paint-My-Pet creates portraits of your favorite pet. Dennis Orloff, a professional illustrator, works with a favorite photo of your pet and hand paints an original watercolor portrait. They make wonderful gifts for family and friends.


Pelican Ski, Pool & Patio 2980 Route 10W, Morris Plains 973-267-0964 Supplying all your backyard needs. Patio furniture, grills, and NJ’s largest hot tub display available for next day delivery.

Green Hill 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 800-632-0985 At Green Hill, West Orange’s premier retirement community, you’ll find a rewarding lifestyle packed with possibilities. Green Hill has provided seniors

Since 1953

Storm & Screen Repair Done in Our Shop • Steel, Fiberglass & Wood Entry Doors • Wood & Vinyl Windows • Patio Doors • Storm Doors & Windows


24 Franklin Place • Summit 908-273-3224 • Mon-Fri 8-5 • Saturday by Appointment 24

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

and their families with compassionate, personal care for nearly 150 years and offers a lifestyle for every need, whether you’re independent and on the go, want a little help with daily living or need the security of 24/7 assistance.

We Love Showing Off Our Tile… So Will You!

TILE & MARBLE Apex Marble & Tile 998 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove 973-857-3655 120 Route 46 West, Parsippany 973-244-6366 If you are looking for high quality custom-made countertops or tile, then Apex Marble & Tile is the right place for you. They are experts at fabrication and installation of granite, marble, limestone, engineered stone and much more. Professional tile installation is available for those who prefer the convenience of one-stop shopping. This family-owned and operated business can masterfully carry out your stone and tile project, whether it’s for your kitchen, bath, office, or even your outdoor patio.

Mediterranean Tile & Marble 435 Rt. 46 West, Fairfield 973-808-1267 7 Olcott Sq., Bernardsville 908-593-9990 For more than 21 years, Mediterranean has exhibited a commitment to innovative design while carrying an amazing selection of stone, glass, and porcelain, as well as mechanical & handmade ceramic tiles from all over the world. Their two spacious showrooms contain a vast collection of the latest materials in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures. Their professional design staff is experienced in serving both homeowners and trade professionals alike.



One great company... Two great locations APEX MARBLE & GRANITE 998 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove | 973.857.3655

APEX TILE GALLERY 120 Route 46 West Parsippany | 973.244.6366

Interior Design Custom Cabinetry Fine Home Furnishings

Virtue Tile 160 Broad Street, Summit 908-273-6936 • 800-222-3163 Virtue Tile is a design company that specializes in stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal or eco-green tile for any interior surface, including kitchens, baths, fireplaces and floors. A third generation family-owned business, Virtue Tile has been serving Summit and the surrounding communities for 50 plus years. Their mission is to bring beautiful design to your home, working within your budget.

WINDOWS & DOORS HG Edwards 24 Franklin Place, Summit 908-273-3224 HG Edwards is a full service window, door and general handyman company. They can help you determine the best value and efficiency for your home. A family owned business serving the local community since 1953.

89 & 91 Main St., Madison, NJ 973-443-0303 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11:30am-4:30pm

April 2015


CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 17)

Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

Spring International Film Festival: Ida Screening

Think Spring with Thursday Morning Club

18-year old Anna is shocked with stunning revelation: she is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Tasked with a new identity, Ida embarks on a revelatory journey to their old family house to discover the fate of Ida’s birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation. 1 & 7pm. Free and refreshments are served. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave. Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Doors open at 10:30 for buy chances for a variety of gift baskets and 50-50s followed by lunch at noon. Then Eric Kearns, a singing impressionist, appears and you will think many different singing legends have entered the room. Spontaneous dancing and singing guaranteed. Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park. 973-769-1644.

Wiggles & Giggles This esteemed Russian company brings to the stage one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. With choreography by Petipa and an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

The Theory of Everything Screening Award winning performance by Eddie Redmayne as Dr. Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS at age 21, defied the odds and has survived to make ground breaking discoveries in theoretical physics. Begin with lunch at 12:30 and program at 1pm. Call with your lunch order choice. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Are you a fan of music and a good time? Jungle Jim will be at the library to share his original music. Bring your dance moves and have a jammin’ time. Open to ages 3 and up. 10-10:20am. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Meet Maasai Tribesmen The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people living in Kenya and Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley. Learn about the Maasai way of life in this fascinating program. Discuss the mission of the MAGSAOutreach organization whose mission it is to improve the livelihoods of Maasai communities in East Africa. 7-8pm. Registration required. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Friday, April 17 Croaks, Trills & Splashes! Family Program Anight adventure to the world of amphibians. Starts with a short presentation of frogs of the Sanctuary, then head out with flashlights, buckets and nets to the ponds. Listen and look for anything that hops, swims or crawls! Registration and payment required by April 16. 7-8:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Library Underground Adult Open Mic Night Poets, authors and musicians, age 18 and up, are encouraged to share their talents with the public and fellow artists. Performers are on a first-come first-served basis and have 15 minutes to demonstrate their craft. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0845.


Need Design Advice? Let’s Talk...



Custom Closets & Home Services

(continued on page 28)

Sometimes, the most meaningful adventure you can take together begins with a trip to the living room. Some of the best moments in life happen at home. American Standard Heating and Air works smarter to make them all more comfortable.

Call today and see why we’re a leader in Homeowner Satisfaction & Dependability.

Home Offices • Closets • Built-Ins • Wall Units Custom Home Theatres • Wood Radiator Covers Cabinet Refinishing • Custom Cabinetry • Kitchen/Bath Renovations

Call Your Cool Warm King

Serving Somerset, Morris, Union & Essex Counties

Call for a Complimentary In-home Consultation

908-754-4773 •



Vicinity Magazine

PL License # 7202

April 2015

HVAC License # 2133

EL License # 2849

AT YOUR SERVICE Photos by Dan Epstein

Making Math Make More Sense in a New Location


athnasium, the math-only learning center for students in grades 2-12, is expanding its downtown Summit center to 85 Summit Avenue. This new street-level location is immediately across from its former home at 86 Summit Avenue LL4. Together, wife and husband team, Jodi and James Ralston, share a lifelong love of mathematics at their three Mathnasium locations in Chatham, Summit and Westfield. Through exceptional staff, all instruction is delivered one-on-one in either a private or group setting. In keeping with the Ralston’s philosophy that mastery of any subject must be a highly individualized pursuit, the Ralston’s offer no classes. This refusal to lump students together based on grade level or subject matter has proven very effective and is, according to Jodi, “one of the things that distinguishes [Mathnasium] from so many supplemental education providers.” As Jodi notes, “Equally important are our passionate instructors who, through our unique form of team teaching, present each Mathnasium student with multiple perspectives, all sharing a common pedagogic thread.” To develop a real and lasting understanding of mathematics, the majority

of Mathnasium students are long-term and enroll in what is known as “CurriculumPlus”. This membership program focuses on developing mathematical foundations and enduring skill-level mastery for 2nd through 12th grade. Before high school, algebra and algebraic readiness are a big part of CurriculumPlus; students are taught not just how to get the correct answer, but also how to gauge what is a “correct answer” by developing their mathematical intuition (number sense) and applying skills of estimation. For the strong high school math student seeking an academic edge, the Ralstons offer their TutoringPlus program. With TutoringPlus students already having a strong foundation in algebraic math, this program seeks to provide consistent academic support in order for students to do their very best, 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 individual instruction and guided practice. Mathnasium students attend sessions regularly each week through a very flexible schedule. Tailored to the student’s individual needs, each session involves

a mix of one-on-one instruction, guided practice, games, and the use of hands-on models and manipulatives. Although help with school math homework is offered, no further Mathnasium homework is ever assigned. Through “distributed practice,” each student receives instruction and practice in a variety of topics concurrently. This layering and repetition of subject matter keeps students more engaged and thus more likely to master and retain the skills being taught. As James notes, “Mathnasium is about inspiring the thinking, doing, and application of mathematics; not just some tedium of rotely memorized math facts and formulae that too often becomes the lasting impression people get of math from childhood.” Committed to their educational philosophy to effectively engage kids to master mathematics, the Ralstons encourage you to stop by and peek in their windows to see this mathematical passion in action at Mathnasium, where staff and students alike enjoy making math make more sense.

Mathnasium of Summit 85 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 973-377-6284

April 2015


CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 26)

Saturday, April 18

The Lightning Thief Production

Manhattan Comedy Night Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Mature themes, language. Adults only. Line-up subject to change: Joe List, Keith Alberstadt, Joey Vega, Jeff Lawrence and Kevin Lee. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Craft Boutique New Providence Senior Citizens are sponsoring a Craft Boutique. Local crafters and vendors will be participating. 10am-4pm. DeCorso Building, 15 East 4th St., New Providence. 908-665-0046.

Thrift Shop Sale Fabulous Finds Thrift Shop will have a special “Spring Saturday Sale” where you can find that perfect necklace, an attractive watch, an eyecatching vintage pin, designer sunglasses and beautiful silver or china, at bargain prices. 100% of the proceeds of sales go to fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. 10am-1pm, and will be open on Thursdays throughout April, 1-3pm. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

Gardening with Deer

Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. 10am. Ages 7 & Up. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Marc Zukovich, Horticulturist from the County College and the Sterling Horticultural Services, will host a free program concerning deer and your plants. Do the deer think your garden is their “salad bar”? Learn about the plants that the deer find less tasty before you do your Spring Gardening. 2-3pm. Florham Park Public Libray,107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Sunday, April 19

An Afternoon of Music

Harbinger of Spring 2015 Tubbs Lecture “Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year-Long Love Affair,” presented by Professor Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at the Morris Arboretum, will detail the history of the cherry tree’s rise to popularity. A tour of Willowwood Arboretum’s Cherry Collection will follow, along with light refreshments. Willowwood Arboretum,14 Longview Rd., Far Hills. 973-326-7601.

Daffodil Day Celebrate the arrival of spring with tens of thousands of daffodils, plus plenty of family-friendly crafts and activities! 11am-4pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum,165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787.

Soprano Kristina Bachrach, tenor Andrew Fuchs and pianist Mitchell Vines perform a varied program of classical music, opera and musical theater at Afternoon Music, 4pm. The Unitarian Church in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Avenue), Summit. 908-273-2899.

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Musical Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the bestselling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Ages 6 & up.10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 2 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

What’s New? We Can Insure That! It’s time to give us a call because things change. We’re here to make sure you are covered. Call for a Complimentary Analysis.


973-582-6200 28

Vicinity Magazine

Denny Klein, President and CEO, and the staff of Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC April 2015

Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, do her friends and fellow trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills of courage, speed and determination into practice to rescue her? This delightful theatrical production is based on the popular Disney Junior TV show. 2 & 5pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Broadway Musical Performance Regan Ryzuk and his musicians play songs from Broadway musicals from the 1930s through to the present – and the audience is invited to “Guess That Broadway Show Tune” for prizes. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Jazz in the Loft: Charlie Apicella & Iron City Perform Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City. His third CD, Big Boss, is his first on ZOHO Music and his debut as producer. He has been mentored in improvisation and composition by Yusef Lateef and Dave Stryker. 7pm. SOPAC, SOPAC Loft, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Book Sale Shop fiction and nonfiction hardcovers and paperbacks, CDs/ DVDs and children’s books. Profits are used to buy materials and sponsor programs for the library. April 18, 9:30am-5:15pm and April 19, 1-4pm. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 73-376-1006.

Millburn Street Fair & Craft Show Over 200 Artists, crafters, vendors and an international selection of foods will be presented as well as live music, inflatable rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, clowns and jugglers.11am-5pm. Free. Streets of the Downtown Millburn. 908-654-1400.

Monday, April 20 Pathways Dragon Boat Team SOSNJ Practice Now in its 8th season, the team consists of women who are currently in treatment or who are cancer survivors. No experience necessary. The team will practice at Lake Parsippany on Mondays, 6 to 7:15pm. Registration required. Pathways a program of the Connection, 79 Maple St., Maplewood. 908-273-4242 ext 154.

Tuesday, April 21 An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Two legendary singer-songwriters, Lyle share the stage, trading off songs and stories that have made them two of the most innovative voices in music over the past three decades. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

The Annual Summit College Club Book Sale The Summit College Club Book Sale began in 1935 and in 2014, more than 50,000 books were offered for sale. The proceeds are used to provide college scholarships to deserving young women from local high schools. From 9am-3pm, is a preview for dealers, collectors. April 22 and 23 10am9pm, April 24 and 25, 10am-6pm., and April 26, 10am-3pm. American Legion Post #433, 357 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-464-2540.

Embark on Exciting, challEnging & Fun advEnturEs with a lEadEr in arts Education

shakEspEarE corps THE JUNIOR & SENIOR

A unique and fun alternative to the traditional summer theatre camp for ages 10-18

Wednesday, April 22 Artists in the Garden Panel A distinguished panel of artists will address the use of garden imagery and plant materials in their art, moderated by Curator Mary Birmingham. 7-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

“Our daughter had an excellent three weeks and learned a great deal. It was very much the kind of

Celebrate Earth Day Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and have fun. Do a fun experiment and enjoy a snack too. 4-5pm. Registration required. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

intense and seriously focused program we were looking for.”

973-845-6742 —

(continued on page 30)

April 2015


Empowering Women. Changing Lives. We offer a safe & affordable place to go for help at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women. Support Groups • Computer Classes • Workshops Legal & Financial Guidance • Career Services All programs nonsectarian. 70 South Orange Ave. Suite 120 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.994.4994

CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 29)

Thursday, April 23 9th Annual Dress for Success Gala A special evening with cocktail hour, three-course dinner, silent auction, live auction and more. All proceeds will assist Dress for Success Morris County in continuing its mission, supporting the organization’s year-round programs of providing underserved women in the local community with career development and skills training in addition to providing them with professional attire. 6:30pm. Crystal Plaza, Livingston, 305 W Northfield Rd., Livingston.

Shakespeare’s Birthday Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Director of Education and resident director Brian B. Crowe will explore the “method and madness” of producing the Bard’s canon in the 21st century, including selecting and adapting material, developing a production concept, and inspiring a love of Shakespeare in the younger generation. “Peek behind the curtain” as Crowe shares a unique perspective from the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. 7-8pm. Registration required. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

You are the heart of Federation.

Working with Frogs & Toads: The Life of Mary Cynthia Dickerson Join Ann Fabian, professor at Rutgers, as she discusses the books of fauna written by Mary Cynthia Dickerson, the remarkable author and first woman to head a scientific department at the Museum of Natural History. 7-9pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

290 teens and young adults made a profound connection to their

Jewish identities while participating in a Birthright Israel, Masa, Onward Israel, or Diller program in Israel. Put your

into it. Give. Volunteer. Change Lives. Feel Great.

CALL: (973) 929-3198 EMAIL: ONLINE: 30

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Little Women, The Broadway Musical This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Allcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Thru April 25, 8pm. April26, 2pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Medicare Open House Do you have questions about Medicare? Are you overwhelmed by all of the different plans and options? Join us for this presentation, led by Elyse Drucker, SHIP of Union County Coordinator. SHIP counselors will also be available to answer personal Medicare-related questions. 11am –12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

“For Brides’ Eyes Only” Presented by La Belle Boutique, the event will feature Size 10 & up bridal gowns for the voluptuous, exquisite bride. Dresses taken that evening. Other vendors will be there to help you plan your wedding. 6-9pm. Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance, 250 Park Ave., Scotch Plains. 908-464-4100.

Roadside Geology Author and geologist David Harper will present a history of the geology of the sanctuary. Learn how ice ages, rift valleys, weathering, and erosion changed the supercontinent Rodinia to create the present day landscape. 7-8pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Friday, April 24

America’s Got Downton

Gathering Time Performs

Luke Kempner’s one-man parody of America’s favorite British TV import features over 30 characters, blending celebrity visitors with well-known Downton Abbey favorites, as cultures clash and eras hilariously collide to help the cast save the estate from financial ruin - again. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

A vocal harmony-based trio from Long Island that has started to make quite a stir in the Northeast. They put together an exciting program of songs from their own pens, those of their contemporaries in the acoustic singer-songwriter genre, and some classics from the 60’s. Special guest Mara Levine. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence!

Composer, musician, author, satirist—Peter Schickele is internationally recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the field of music. It’s been 50 years since Professor Schickele unleashed P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. Now, Professor Schickele reaches back across the decades to feature the crème de la crème of history’s most justifiably neglected composer. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Saturday, April 25 “Men At Words” Concert Three of the world’s most respected singer/songwriters, Archie Fisher (Scotland), Jez Lowe (England), and James Keelaghan (Canada) join forces for this rare trio concert. 8pm. The Sanctuary Concerts, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 973-376-4946.

Tommy James & the Shondells and Felix Cavaliere Perform A double bill of classic rock, featuring Tommy James ”Crimson and Clover” and “I Think We’re Alone Now” and Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals “Good Lovin’” and “People Got To Be Free”. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Roadside Geology of The Sanctuary Choose between these two interesting walks on the sanctuary grounds to see up close and personal the landscape created by the geologic forces of the past. We’ll visit the Passaic floodplain to see rockfalls, a field of lag boulders, a bedrock crag, and more. 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Community Paper Shred Get rid of your old tax documents in a confidential manner. Bring papers, newspapers, even spiral notebooks. Proceeds to benefit health and wellness programs at the Chatham Senior Center. 10am-1pm. Chatham Train Station, Fairmount Ave., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Plant Sale & Earth Day Celebration Enhance your garden with spectacular plant treasures and celebrate Earth Day. Choice selections of perennials, ferns and woody plants. Free garden lectures at 1pm; free guided tours at 2pm. Saturday 10 am– 5pm; Sunday 12pm–5pm. Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Rd., Far Hills. 908-34-2677.

Advertise Your Services in the

Health, Beauty


Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

2015 CAMPS April 6 –10

Spring Break Art Camp Limited space available! July & August

Kids’ Art Camp Summer Saturday Art Camp Teen Art Camp Portfolio Development Intensive


Junior League of Summit Celebrates 85 Years of Success The Junior League of Summit (JLS) will join community leaders and members to celebrate 85 years of power and progress in the Summit area community at its Anniversary Gala. Enjoy a glamorous night of cocktails, gourmet food stations, a silent auction & raffle, and dancing. Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. 908-273-7349.

Call for more details: 973-276-1688

La Belle Boutique presents a special evening…

Only s e y E ' s e d For Br i Thursday, April 23 6-9 pm Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance 250 Park Avenue Scotch Plains

Dining Out Seaside Cooking Class

Join chef Robyn Moore and participate in cooking a seaside spread. Menu includes: crab and brie bisque, roasted garlic crostini, shrimp and scallops en papillote with fresh oranges, baby spinach with spicy pine nuts and warm pancetta vinaigrette, chocolate cherry fondue with fruit and cream cheese pound cake dippers. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

(continued on page 32)

68 Elm Street, Summit 908.273.9121

The event will feature Size 10 & up bridal gowns for the voluptuous, exquisite bride. Dresses taken that evening. Other vendors will be there to help you plan your wedding. For more information, call


Get your customer courtesy discount with this ad.

LA BELLE BOUTIQUE 457 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights • 908.464.4100 Renowned Boutique of Jersey City for over 40 years • 201.434.4143

April 2015

Follow us on Instagram LaBelleBoutiqueofNJ


CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued from page 31)

Sunday, April 26 Berenstain Bears Live in “Family Matters: The Musical”

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Renowned Japanese Film Makers

Spring Exhibit Speaker Series President of the Canal Society of New Jersey Joe Macasek will present “The Morris Canal & the Morris Canal Greenway,” the subject of the current second floor gallery exhibit “Canals of New Jersey.” Joe will discuss the Morris Canal’s history and operation and how the Morris Canal Greenway Project is bringing the canal back to life as a History/Recreation Corridor. Last Sunday of the month, through June, at 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15.

“The Ballad of Narayama” (1983) Shohei Imamura. Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers. The events are led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Summer Enrichment Program Open House A fun-filled musical based on Stan and Jan Berenstain’s popular book series that follows the hilarious misadventures of everyone’s favorite bear family. Ages 3-8. 1:30 & 4pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Environmental Film Festival Schiff’s 6th Annual Environmental Film Festival features a series of short, independent films, food & beverages, a student-panel environmental film discussion, and door prizes. Tickets available online. 3pm. Schiff Nature Preserve, 339 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

Tour the facilities and get your questions answered. Fun activities including racing robots, playing Minecraft, seeing examples of work by our students from last year and speaking with our teachers and counselors. Admission is free. RSVP requested but not required. International Ivy Open House, 1345 Easton Ave., Somerset.

Tuesday, April 28 Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

Garden Club 25thAnniversary Celebration A video of club members sharing memories will be shown. On display will be a scrapbook showing club activities over the past 25 years. 2-4pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, Donald B. Palmer Museum 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on the fourth Tuesday. 10am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Lego Club Bring your creativity and imagination, Legos provided. For Grades K-5th. 3:30-4:30pm. Florham Park Public Libray, 107 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. 973-377-2694.

Spider VeinS? Get your leGS

ready for Summer!

Because your home is a great place to age

Amazing results without surgery using simple sclerotherapy and new laser treatments. NJ’s largest ans most respected vascular practice is now delivering innovative and exceptional care in seven conveinient locations. We are here to help!

There is no place like home, but for many older adults, managing at home can be a challenge. SAGE can help! From grocery shopping to home care, an adult day program, and more, SAGE offers an unparalleled range of quality services for older adults.

You can feel confident choosing SAGE Eldercare Clifton • Morristown • Springfield • Westfield Landing • Shrewsbury • Princeton

973-291-1987 • 32

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Call today to learn more about how we can help:


Serving the region since 1954 290 Broad Street, Summit

Historical Society Meeting

Piano Concert

Architectural historian/preservation consultant Clifford W. Zink presents “The Roebling Legacy” – a classic American saga spanning the continent for over 200 years. Free. Meeting 7:30pm. Program 7:45pm. Mendham Borough Historical Society, Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St., Mendham.

Hirschhorn entertainer Carolyn Enger, lauded for sensitive, nuanced, and expressive piano technique will present a concert of classical music, e.g. Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms & Jewish-American & Israeli composers. Programs begin with lunch at 12:30 and program at 1pm. Call with your lunch order. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973-533-1809.

Miami String Quartet Performs This fabulous Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. Enjoy this program featuring gems of the string quartet repertoire by Haydn and Mendelssohn. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Wednesday, April 29 Library Book Group This month the library book group will be discussing “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. You may reserve a copy of the book at the Reference Desk. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0845.

Women’s Awareness Day Laura Schroff, best-selling author of “An Invisible Thread,” encourages her audience to look for their own invisible thread connections and highlights the importance of opening up their eyes and hearts to opportunities where they can make a difference in the lives of others. 9:30am. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. 973-929-3174.

Thursday, April 30 Morris Arts’ 7th “Great Conversations” An unforgettable evening of fine dining and stimulating conversation with prominent individuals. 6pm reception leading to the 7:15pm dinner. Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Rd., Morristown.

Physical Therapy with Licensed Physical Therapists Well Experienced Chiropractic Physicians Board Certified Acupuncturist Comprehensive Nutritional Counseling Most Insurances Accepted

Helping Your Parents Downsize Eileen Bergman, Professional Organizer, and Natalie Leighton, Realtor, Keller Williams of Summit, will address topics including where to start with clearing the clutter, what projects are worth doing to the get the house ready to sell, and what you can expect during the sales process. 7pm– 8:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

The Giving Trees Gala Gala dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the reforestation of the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall’s historic cultural 4-acre woodlot destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. 6-10pm. Westin Governor Morris, 2 Whippany Rd., Morristown. 973-267-3465.

If you have Chronic Back or Neck Pain, Sciatica, Herniated or Bulging Discs, Facet Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, Pain & Numbness in arms and legs…

The ACCU-SPINA decompression unit has the highest su ccess rate in the industry 86-94% FREE CONSUL TATION FREE MRI REVI EW

…You may want to consider

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

This revolutionary solution for Back & Neck Pain Sufferers is probably the last back pain treatment you will ever need. Forget about pills, punishing exercise regimens, and risky surgery. There’s an easier way!

Dr. Philip Delli Santi, P.C. Dr. Marina Gadaborshev

Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Center 908-522-8989 447 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ (Strand Mall) 41 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ (Ironbound) TRUE BEAUTY MED SPA COMING SOON!

2Cellos Perform

CoolSculpting is the non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes and naturally eliminates fat from your body. No needles, no surgery, and best of all, no downtime.

Young cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser take their instrument to a new level by breaking the boundaries between vastly different genres of music. 2Cellos have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC. 8pm. MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 971-539-8008.

Call for an appointment and receive a


CoolSculpting Consultation Offer expires 5/31/15.

Beverly Friedlander MD

BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON 636 Morris Tpk, Suite 2G, Short Hills, NJ 07078 • 973-912-9120 The submission deadline for the next issue is April 13. E-mail submissions to:

Breast Augmentation • Abdominoplasty • Botox & Fillers • Liposuction Plastic Surgery of the Face & Eyes • Coolsculpting • Ultherapy April 2015


EYE FASHION Full Selection of Glasses, Sunglasses & Contact Lenses Georgio Armani, Prada, Burberry, Ray-Ban, Coach, Ray-Ban Kids, Maui Jim & more

Dr. Vince McGlone, O.D., P.C. Lic. #5694, TPA Cert. #1124

Dr. Heather Deeble, O.D. Lic. #5995, TPA Cert. #1380


249 Main Street, Millburn • 973-467-2288

Silver Winner for Best Senior Care Thank You for Your Support

A Safe, Relaxing Environment with Trained Medical Professionals. • • • • •

24/7 Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Memory Care Hospice & Palliative Care Respite Stays

For more information or to schedule a private tour call 973-400-3307 or visit 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 34

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015


side from improving the environment and having your own source of flowers, fruit and vegetables, the other benefits of gardening are often overlooked. Research shows that gardeners have an increased zest for life, have a lowered risk for osteoporosis and diabetes and sleep better. The physical benefits of gardening are often discounted because some people don’t think of it as real exercise. But gardening can actually offer the same benefits as other forms of exercise. When gardening, you can burn as many calories in 45 minutes as you can in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. Different muscle groups are targeted as you increase your flexibility and strength. Gardening activities are also beneficial for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Gardening has another advantage over other forms of exercise: people are more likely to stick with it and do it often. According to a survey by Gardeners’ World magazine, 80 percent of gardeners reported being happy and satisfied with their lives compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners. The survey also indicates that regular gardening can help relieve depression. The sights, smells and sounds of the garden are said to promote relaxation and reduce stress. According to a scientist of environmental psychology, gardening is a form of meditation as it helps people forget their worries and feel relaxed.


The Health Benefits of Gardening

Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm 4th Floor of the Advanced Medical Center 197 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

For Directions: Call 973.998.8309 or visit our website at:

I don’t want to change my look, just my frowns! Dysport is a series of tiny, gentle injections that will smooth wrinkles on the face & forehead giving you a more youthful appearance.

Dress to Protect While Gardening Gear up to protect yourself from lawn and garden pests, harmful chemicals, sharp or motorized equipment, insects and harmful sun rays. • Wear safety goggles, sturdy shoes and long pants to prevent injury when using power tools and equipment. • Protect your hearing when using machinery. If you have to raise your voice to talk to someone who is an arm’s length away, the noise can be potentially harmful to your hearing. • Wear gloves to lower the risk for skin irritations, cuts and certain contaminants. • Use insect repellent containing DEET. Protect yourself from diseases caused by mosquitoes and ticks. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants tucked in your socks. You may also want to wear high rubber boots since ticks are usually located close to the ground. • Lower your risk for sunburn and skin cancer by wearing long sleeves, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.

$75 OFF on a minimum of 1 syringe of Dysport Mention this ad to receive your discount. One $75 discount per patient. Expires April 30, 2015.

Come visit Dr. Janet Neigel, expert trainer to the plastic surgeons and dermatologists in New Jersey at our new Florham Park location.

Neigel Center


254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200 • Florham Park, NJ

973-410-1100 • April 2015



setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli

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


309 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-376-8555

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, Livingston 973-992-8999 • Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek

LaStrada Nuova

355 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-467- 3420


A casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD

Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham • 973-635-3888

59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838

Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

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

and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service available for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

MAPLEWOOD Verjus Restaurant

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

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 takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Make your next dinner an experience worth remembering.


- Zagat Survey

À LA CARTE DINING & FINE BRUNCH, LUNCH & LOBSTER DINNER BUFFETS 111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360 36

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015









Umi Sushi

Marco Polo

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-Thur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

Specialing 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

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—


527 Morris Ave, Summit 908-277-4492

Natale’s Summit Bakery

Oceana Grill

185 Broad St, Summit 908-277-2074

1255 Valley Rd, Stirling 908-647-2193

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

Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

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 Monday. Open Tue-Thur, Sun: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC

La Pastaria

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 www.themanor The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP

Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463

327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088

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: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

La Pastaria

Springtime is Here! Easter Sunday — April 5

It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

The Manor


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 take-out diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday thru Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine

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

On & Off Premise Catering

Italian Easter Pies (Ricotta, Grain, Meat) Traditional Easter Breads • Easter Egg Cakes Our Famous Mini Eggs • Petit Fours Festive Easter Cookies

Rehearsal Dinners

Passover Begins April 3 Apple Kugel • Chocolate Souffle Flourless Cakes—Chocolate, Russian Nut w/Raspberry & Sponge

Weddings Showers Baptisms

Place Orders Early Closed Mondays & Easter Sunday

Family Gatherings

327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088

Family Tradition… Since 1938

S U M M I T B A K E RY April 2015

185 Broad Street • Summit






f you want to accomplish great things, break into new business, get the attention of key people, and take yourself to greater levels of success, you’ll need unshakable confidence. This kind of confidence cannot be faked. So how do you create core confidence, no matter what obstacles you encounter? These two strategies will make a difference:

Are you comfortable with yourself? Think about whether you are operating from your core belief system. Are you following your true instincts, taking the actions your gut tells you are correct?

Barry Farber

You need to be well prepared to meet the challenges that will inevitably come our way when we begin any new project. And each action you take will contribute to your likely success—or failure. So it’s worth asking yourself some questions as you go along.

When you know who you are and what you believe in, you are in a powerful position. Most people don’t realize how powerful that makes them. For one thing, it means you’ll never have to stop in the middle of an important presentation, wondering what to say next or how to address a question. You say what you mean—and mean what you say.

How focused is your follow-up? Do you stop several times during the day and ask yourself, “What is the most productive use of your time right now?” Do you put your hearts and minds into everything you do? Do you take care of the details or fritter away your time and energy on senseless activities?

Where does hesitation come from? Why are we sometimes unsure? Because we don’t prepare enough, read enough, study enough, and work enough. Our strength comes more from knowing that we have put in the work and prepared for success than from what we learn from the actual preparation.

Think about it. Confidence is built by planting seeds for future opportunities and not becoming complacent when success comes along. As soon as we stop and coast for too long, our skills decay, and atrophy sets in.

Our hard work allows us to believe that we have earned the right to “core confidence.” And when I say “core confidence,” I am referring to the belief system and strength that lay deep within each of us. That core confidence will be tested as difficult situations arise. But it will prevail. Why?

1. Create confidence by continuous, thoughtful action.

People say that “success breeds success.” The reason? Success it the culmination of all the hard work that went before… and we’ve reached a high point. That inspires us and gives us the energy to keep building, keep working… and keep succeeding.

2. Make sure that your belief in who you are and the value of what you do is solid to the core. Don’t second-guess who you are and what you believe in. The goal is to improve who you are—not to try to be like someone else.

The English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill once wrote, “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interest. One of the differences between people with interests and people with beliefs is that the people with deep-seated beliefs set goals and act on them.” Remember that the foundation of your character is built on preparation and action, coupled with the belief and passion for what you do. These are the building blocks of unshakable confidence.

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the coinventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. 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. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


PORTRAITS In the comfort and convenience of your own home!



973-783-5149 38

Vicinity Magazine

April 2015

Math Tutoring

Test Preparation

We make math make sense. And we’re building strength in numbers on and off the field this summer!

Math Enrichment

Summer Programs

At Mathnasium, we help kids in grades 2 through 12 reach their potential in math by teaching in a way that makes sense to them. Kids leap way ahead – whether they started out struggling with math or already top of the class. Join today to end the school year strong and start the summer off right!


973-377-MATH (6284)