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New Hope— the food, the canal, the crafts!

The Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island. It had a lot of history!

—Sue Miller, Chatham Borough

I grew up by the shore, so the best summer destination I’d probably say is Ocean City. —Conrad Zareba, Summit

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Hawk Falls, Pennsylvania. It’s a nice trail, it’s not too hot so the kids can do it too. —Manish Bharjava, New Providence

Chatham. My daughter and grandson live here!

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Any place at the Jersey shore is where I spend my summer. I just love it down there.

The beach! It’s close and fun!

Newport, Rhode Island. I went to college there so I am a little biased.

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19 Cutest Cat Contest

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In the Vicinity News and Happenings in the Area

23 10th Annual Best of Essex 2018 Categories 24 Shoreline Serenity Montauk in the Off-Season

8 Calendar of Events 12 Cats in the Garden XII 14 Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts Show 18 Juliana Areias Performs 20 State Fair Meadowlands

19 Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health

26 Health & Wellness 26 Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You 28 Move More for a Healthy Heart 30 Have You Heard… Mist Opportunity; How to “Hand-San’; The Magic Wand

34 Dining 34 Give Your Dad the Best Steak for Father’s Day Cover photo by Ann Frommer

35 Restaurant Guide

36 Diamond Minds A Diamond in the Rough

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Chatham Resident Rides Across the US for Charity


ver 86 days and 3,704 miles, Chatham resident Bob Kiss biked across America. Kiss’ One America Charity Ride was conceived of to celebrate his 60th birthday. The three-month cross-country bicycle ride began on February 11 in San Diego, California and finished on May 9 at Liberty State Park. Along the way, Kiss was able to bring attention to charities that exist across the nation and do exceptional work that improves the lives of fellow Americans and our world-wide neighbors. Segments of the ride were devoted to specific charities, raising awareness to their mission and seeking donations. By the end of the ride, 26 charities were represented and $103,000 was donated and pledged by 208 people. Charities represented included the American Red Cross, Roots & Wings, Doctors Without Borders, and the USO. Kiss’ hope for One America Charity Ride was that by bringing awareness to the generosity of the American Spirit, we could all be reminded that there are more causes that unify us than divide us. Learn more and to donate visit

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he Madison Area YMCA is committed to providing life-enhancing health and wellness programming to all. Through the proceeds of their “The Mind Matters 5K Race,” the Y is able to do just that. This year’s race, which took place at Giralda Farms on May 16, raised funds for programs that heal the whole person, emotionally, mentally, and physically. The Y’s Community Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) raises awareness and lowers the stigmas associated with mental illness. CMHI also focuses on reducing barriers to mental health care by providing community members with knowledge and skills to increase help-offering behaviors. The community is fortunate to have local corporations wholeheartedly participate in these efforts. PGIM Real Estate, one of the race’s sponsors, had a team of employees run the 5K. Said Cathy Marcus, global chief operating officer and head of the United States for PGIM Real Estate, “PGIM Real Estate is proud to sponsor and encourage employee participation in the Madison Area YMCA’s 5K event annually, helping to support the YMCA’s Madison-area programming efforts and mental health initiatives– all right outside our headquarters.”

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ora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary’s annual Arbor Day Celebration drew attendees of all ages this past month. The celebration brought nature to life, with service dogs, a skunk and a Wallaby mother and baby among the highlights. Attendees at the May 5 event spent time learning all about the role service dogs, and puppies in training, play in enhancing the freedom and improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through Canine Companions for Independence. Eyes of the Wild brought in some more non-traditional animals including a groundhog, skunk and the Wallaby pair. All the animals were rescues that helped drive home the message of kids and adults can take a proactive role in protecting wildlife. The Millburn Middle School Peer Leader group, S.O.A.R. (Students of Art Respond), under the guidance of MMS Art Teacher, Claudia Sohr, created a magnificent Mandala out of flowers and natural materials. Other special guests included Wild Birds Unlimited, Turtle Back Zoo, and the Millburn Fire Department, who discussed wildfire prevention.

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Winston Prep Celebrates Growing & Learning Together


inston Preparatory School, the innovative day school for students in the 4th through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties, held its Annual Spring Benefit this April. It was one of the school’s most successful events ever, with 500 people gathered to celebrate Winston Prep ~ Growing & Learning Together. Executive Director Scott Bezsylko welcomed the crowd and spoke about the remarkable accomplishments that the Winston community has made together including highlighting the school’s tremendous growth and the cutting-edge work of the Winston Innovation Lab. This work allows Winston Prep to learn by studying each unique student, and by engaging in innovative projects such as Teacher Excellence.

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Guests were moved by a speech from WPSCT graduate, Wesley Orser, and the film “Teacher Excellence” produced by Board member and alumni parent, Dan Weissman, which celebrates Winston’s ongoing commitment to faculty training Winston team members— and professional development. The event also welcomed back Lauren Einzig, Erica Piche Scott Bezsylko, Executive Sebastian Clarke of Rago Auctions & PBS Antiques Roadshow and Meredith Fisher Director, and his wife Beth as the event’s Auctioneer, The Suzanne Lorie Music’s band entertained guests, and Winston Prep’s talented student musicians, The NY Session and The CT Strings, performed to rousing cheers. Learn more about Winston Preparatory School at

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Ongoing Influences of the Indic World: India and Nepal The works in this and neighboring galleries showcase selected deities from the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions that were crafted from stone, metal, ivory and paint between the seventh and seventeenth centuries. Viewing the artistic similarities and decoding the shared visual language of these works of art provides insight into the mutual experience of the cultural life south of the great chain of the Himalayan Mountains. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

“Our Perilous Universe” From massive solar flares to black holes, the perils are mighty. Explore some of the greatest hazards the universe has to offer. Ages 8 & up. Fridays. 7pm. Registration recommended. Longo Planetarium, CCM Campus, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

Dinosaur Den The exhibition focuses on dinosaur themes: nesting and growth, tracks and movement, paleo-environmental reconstruction, predator and prey, and what’s for dinner. In the laboratory area, children and families will have the opportunity to examine fossils and other specimens, using tools such as electric magnifiers and magnifying glasses. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Friday, June 1 Wilderness Skills Summer Camp Join Traditional Earth Skills Instructor, Mike Dennis, for up to two sessions of outdoor skills building. During session one, students will take a traditional approach and, during session two, a modern approach will be followed. Participants will identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more. Grades 5-8. Through June 28. 9:30am-2:30pm. Advance registration is required. Essex County Environmental Educcation Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776.

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All Famous Brands Discounted • Patio Furniture • Fire Pits • Grills • Spas • More Big Greek Festival Featuring tantalizingly fresh, hot-offthe-grills Greek food and handmade dishes and delicacies, including sweet goodies and pastries to eat in or take home. Live Greek music and entertainment with traditional Greek folk dancing, tasty Greek wines and liquors, and family-friendly fun featuring special activities for younger children. Church tours reveal intricate craftsmanship and detail adorning colorful icons and wood carvings, and bright and colorful glass windows. Also June 2 & 3. Fri. 11am-2pm & 5-11:30pm; Sat. Noon-11:30pm; Sun. Noon-8pm. St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, 1447 Sussex Tpk., Randolph. 973-584-0388.

National Ballet of Ukraine Performs Don Quixote

The Dome Rooftop Bar & Lounge An upscale after-hours experience with DJ performances every Friday & Saturday night, spinning the hottest old school and new school dance tracks. Serving cocktails and classic late-night comfort food with premium ingredients and five-star restaurant flair. Doors open at 6pm, DJ 9pm-2am, bar menu 6-10pm. The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series Featuring Toby Walker. Quentin Callewaert opens. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Glorious Garden Tour The Senior Center of the Chathams is sponsoring a tour of 8 lovely gardens providing ideas & inspiration that you can take home. The weekend kicks off with a festive cocktail party from 6-9pm followed by the garden tour on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-4pm. Proceeds from the tour will be used to support the programs and services of the Senior Center. The location of both of the gardens in Chatham and the cocktail party will be revealed at time of ticket purchase. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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Registration for AfterSchool Program Homework assistance, enrichment activities for K-5th grades, 3-6pm at: Summit Elementary Schools at Brayton, Jefferson, Lincoln-Hubbard, Franklin, Washington and Wilson Primary Center Schools and 6-8th grades 2:45-6pm, Monday –Friday. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call for more information at 908-273-4242 Registration forms at

Roses to Rock Gardens Garden Tour: Beyond the Curb–Hidden Gems Don Quixote is one of the most popular works in all of classical ballet known for dazzling choreography, stunning sets, and elaborate costumes. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.



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Go beyond the curb and check out the hidden gems to be found in local private gardens at the annual garden tour. Presentation speaker: Jenny Bakshi of Urban Oasis Landscape Design. Also June 3. 9:30am–4pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Purchase tickets online at

Summer Camp Registration Camps run from June 25-Aug 24, offering weekly Full Day/Half Day sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. SummerFun (mornings), and afternoon specialty camps–STEM, cooking, fashion, fine arts, robotics, digital media, sports, gym, warrior, cheer, plus theater and travel camp. Extended hours. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Women’s Workshops June programs are: Aging Well: Ideas to Embrace, Celebrate and Honor in Ultimate Triumph; and Co-Parenting Skills for Divorced Parents. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994. (continued on page 10)

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Rare Wildlife Revealed Exhibit Featuring James Fiorentino. Runs through June 22. Reception 6-8pm. Drew University, Korn Gallery at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408–3758.

Computer Classes June classes are Intro to 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. www.centerforwomenNJ. org

Half Time: The Musical About Not Acting Your Age One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist…you’ve got to be over 60! From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes this incredible true story. Runs through July 1. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ Summer Exhibition

David DesRochers and Phil Witt, long time instructors for Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary photography workshop series, have been photographing the natural world for decades. They, along with this year’s workshop assistants, will have a show of their nature-oriented images. Runs through August 27. Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville.

“A Pink Gala…Celebrating Life” This Scholarship And Community Honors Event awards 4 High School Scholarships and Community Honorees while celebrating life with survivors and all those affected by cancer. 6:30-11pm. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Spend a Summer Loving the Arts at NJPAC! Classes in dance, film, theater, hip hop and Jazz/R&B. For ages 10-18. Sessions scheduled from June 25-August 3. NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector St., Newark. To Register: 973-353-7058. www.


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rom beginners to professionals, Unique Photo Superstore’s NJ Photo Expo has something for everyone. As New Jersey’s largest photography event ever, the expo will feature classes and workshops, hands-on live shoots, excursions, shopping opportunities with over 30 vendors and incredible sales, food trucks, special guests and performances, surprises, raffles, and even more. Explore and experience the world of photography and learn from the world’s best photographers all weekend long. The NJ Photo Expo runs from June 8 through 10. Hours are: Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 10am to 6pm; and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Register online at for classes and workshops with photographers including Ami Vitale, Ben Moon, Jordan Matter, and more.

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This is an ongoing program is a service of their vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include: goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973994-4994.

A wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees available. These plants have been selected especially to appeal to wildlife and they’ll help attract birds, butterflies and beneficial native pollinators to your garden. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to help you with your plant selections. 9am-4pm. New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Saturday, June 2 “Shapes In The Sky” A classic storytelling show for young viewers has been updated with new adventures told by ancient cultures about the glittering dots they saw in the sky. They inspired wonderous tales and myths, and we’ll relive these amazing stories. Ages 4 & up. 3pm. Registration recommended. Longo Planetarium, CCM Campus, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-3285000.

“The Naked & the Nude” Exhibit Contemporary Masters of the Human Form featuring Mark Gonzales, Anthony Panzer, Ephraim Rubenstein, and Costa Vavagiakis. Runs through June 30. Reception 6-9pm. Studio 7, 5 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville.

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Family Nature Crafts–Fairy Furniture This event gives children ages 6 and up an opportunity to design and decorate their very own fairy furniture! The furniture will attract fairies to the garden. And on June 24th participants can bring what you built to Fairy Day. Alternatively, simply keep it to welcome the fairies to your own fairy garden. 1:30-3:30pm. Haggerty Center, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

Live Music Celebration in the Iris Gardens Help celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens with live jazz music from Duke Lukic Trio. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Weekends during Iris Bloom Season from 4pm-6pm. Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair.

2018 West Orange Annual Street Fair

Montclair Farmers’ Market

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

You will find New Jersey farmers and food artisans selling vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, wine, pickles, and flowers. 8am-2pm. Walnut Street Train Station, 86 Walnut St., Montclair.

Ridge Kennedy will call the contras. The band will be “Smash the Windows.” Beginners’ workshop at 7:30 pm. No partner necessary. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864.

Nature Infused Yoga Spring Series XRootsFest

Artists, crafters, retailers, a variety of food vendors, and lots of fun. Free. 11am-5pm. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange.

The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will present XRootsFest (pronounced CROSS-Roots-Fest). Musicians, dancers, story-tellers, merchants and food vendors rooted in the cultures of four continents will weave together a fabulous afternoon. Noon-6pm. Maplewood Memorial Park, 580 Valley St., Maplewood. www.twotowns. org/xrootsfest

“Sweet Honey In The Rock” Performs

Fine and Decorative Arts Open House Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Visit and talk to artists from a variety of different art studios, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Also June 3. Free. 11am-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 276 Beaufort Ave., Livingston.

Grammy Award-winning ensemble brings their unmistakable sound and talent to Summit for the first time. Their music is tailored to an audience from all backgrounds, including the deaf and hearing impaired through American Sign Language interpretation. Their mission: to Educate, Entertain and Empower. 7-9pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Ave., Summit. 908-273-3846.

Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class. All levels welcome. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one. This class will be held weekly Saturdays. To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class. You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome. For ages 15 years and older. 9:30-10:45am. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908396-6386.

Young Performers Workshop Registration YPW Summer Session runs 5 weeks from July 9 through August 12 for ages 8-18, July 9-20 for ages 6-11, and culminates in a two-week Festival of Shows featuring the production of American musical classics and plays. For more information and registration. Call 908-979–0900 or

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East Orange MAC Festival The City of East Orange holds its annual Music and Arts Festival (MAC Fest) in celebration of the many artists, singers and performers of multiple creative genres that live, work and reside in the city. East Orange City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange. Noon-8pm.

“Postcards From Space” For decades amazingly engineered spacecraft have explored our Solar System and beyond. Each has beamed back amazing images and information, with surprises and mysteries revealed. Fly along with some of these amazing machines. All ages. 5pm. Registration recommended. Longo Planetarium, CCM Campus, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Broadway Bootcamp–July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing, comedy, TV/Acting, make-up hip-hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep, and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. For ages 7-18, beginning to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment at 973-868-6259.

Monthly Needlecraft And Fiber Arts Club ClubKnitters, crocheters, quilters, embroiderers, weavers, and anyone else who enjoys working with fiber and fabric is invited to join the library’s new needle craft and fiber arts club. 11:30am-1:30pm on the first Saturday of each month. No pre-registration required, just bring whatever you are working on and be prepared to meet others who share your interest. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave.

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he twelfth annual Cats in the Garden car show will once again take place on Father’s Day, June 17, at Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair. This year’s event, open to the public, will exclusively feature Jaguar vehicles. Jaguar Morris County, ShopRite of West Caldwell and the Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey, along with Van Vleck Gardens, sponsor the event. The event draws hundreds of spectators and has over 100 Jaguars on display. Tailgating (without an open flame) is especially encouraged. The day’s event will conclude with a 3pm awards ceremony. Spectator admission is $10; JTC and JAG members and kids under 10 are admitted free. For more information, please contact Paul Maletsky at 973-575-8737.

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Springsteen and His Layered Lyrics Lecture Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. Lecture hosted by Prudence Jones, Ph.D., professor at Montclair University. 3pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.


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Summit Farmers Market Selling vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, wine, pickles, and flowers. 8am-1pm. Through Nov. 18. Park & Shop Lot #2, at the corner of DeForest Avenue and Maple Street. Use 22 DeForest Ave., Summit.

A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Mixing comedy, music and a unique level of community participation, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. 1 & 3pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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So many ways to create dramatic effects with Winsor & Newton Watercolors, Watercolor Mediums, Gouache & Watercolor Sticks–particularly when you’re using them on Arches Watercolor Paper. Supplies will be available for use during the class. Instructor Jim Bergesen. Free loot bags for all attendees. 12:30-2pm. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Jazz Mondays Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes, played by Glenn Franke and his very talented band. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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The YMCA of Montclair and the Montclair Recreation Department will host the 36th annual Montclair Run. The race includes a 2-mile family run/walk at 8:30am and a USATF certified 10K at 9:30. All proceeds go towards community scholarships. Racers of all ages welcome. Races begin in front of the YMCA of Montclair, 25 Park St., Montclair. Visit

Art Exhibit Joan Drew was an artist, printmaker, sculptor, painter, graphic designer, poet, librettist, and publisher. Her fine art prints will be on exhibit throughout June. Reception held by her brother and sister-in-law, John and Fran Drew at 2:15 pm. All are welcome. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 3, 2018 Behind the Scenes: Sea Lion Sound Get fishy and travel behind the scenes of Sea Lion Sound to see the indoor abode of the California Sea Lions. Meet with keepers, learn about the daily routine of prepping food and Sea Lion training, and discover how much work it takes to maintain this terrific habitat. Saturdays. Tours meet at the Reptile House at noon. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800.

Monday, June 4 Maplewood Farmers Market Vendors will be selling vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, wine, pickles, and flowers. 2-7pm. Through Nov. 19. New location: 1848-1852 Springfield Ave., between Yale & Oberlin St., Maplewood. 973-762-8120 ext. 2003.

Earth, Wind & Fire Performs

Tuesday, June 5 Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults designed to improve overall fitness for all levels. Tuesdays. 11:30am12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Register at 908-5985548 or email



Blues Tuesdays Andy Lackow’s Blues Jam play it the way you like it. Got some chops? Let’s see what you got! 8-11pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Bereavement Support Group for Spouses A new 8-week bereavement support group for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. The support group will be led by Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE’s InfoCare Manager. The group will meet on 8 consecutive Tuesdays, through July 24. 2-3:30pm. Free. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Pre-registration is required. Please call 908-598-5509.

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Registration for Summer Classes This 9-time GRAMMY-winning R&B supergroup, one of the most influential bands in the history of American music, makes a welcome return with an evening of greatest hits. Also June 5, 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

On-line or in person registration begins for Summer classes. Check out classes for Parent/Child, preschool, aquatics, dance for adults and youth and adult fitness, which run June 25 –Aug 19. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. www.

Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers Perform Neville Dickie, one of the world’s foremost boogie-woogie and stride pianists, returns to the Bickford stage with the incomparable Midiri Brothers for the finale of the jazz showcase season. 7:30pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700.


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Wednesday, June 6 Public Speaking Essentials for College Students Public Speaking is an Attainable Skill-.Learn to: share your ideas confidently and clearly, speak up and ask questions in class, introduce and interact with your potential employers with poise, communicate value with impact and polish your presentations in the most interactive, experiential, and strength based environment. 9am-4pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ,1140 Bloomfield Ave. Ste 109, West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-890-0909.

Jazz Jam Wednesdays Sit in with Mike Lee and friends or just enjoy the jam. 8 pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

South Orange Farmers Market Alstede, Stony Hill, and a few other local farms will be selling a variety of fresh produce. There are also a variety of prepared items, a specialty nut booth, pickles and olives, flavored olive oils and vinegar, soul food, and baked goods. 76 South Orange Ave., Fl 3, South Orange. 2-7pm.

Baby Lapsit Storytime & Songs for babies and their caregivers Ages 3-18 months. 11-11:30am. New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Thursday, June 7 Book Sale The Madison Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its annual used book sale. Proceeds from the book sale are used for educational grants for mature women in the local area along with other educational projects for women and girls. Sale is open to the public; Thurs & Fri 10am-7pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Sunday 10am-2pm. College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. For detailed schedule visit website at

An Evening of Laughter Evening of Laughter will benefit the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Honoring Nancy & Robert Eskow and Carrie & Jed Nussbaum and featuring comedian John Heffron. Temple Beth Ahm, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield. 973-765-9050 ext 1719 for information or visit

Thaw Out Thursdays Featuring Valerie Adams & Dimension Band. Every first Thursday of the month: Comedy Night. 8pm. Suzy Que’s BBQ & Bar, 34 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.

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Annual Spring Fine Art & Crafts Show


urround yourself with the fine art and fine crafts of over 150 exhibitors at the 30th annual Spring Fine Art and Crafts. Buy hand crafted fine art and fine crafts, meet with the artisans and see and feel the creations first hand. Fine artists working in a variety Fine Art & Crafts of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters Show working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, leather and gold and silver for jewelry. Don’t miss some of 10AM-5PM, JUNE 16-17, 2018 the new talented exhibitors: jewelers Eugenia Finkler Brookdale Park, and Erh-Ping Tsai as well as glass artist Danny Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. Polk and new photographers Mark Miller and David Mangels. Free. Thursday Evening Book Club The book club is reading “An Available Man” by Hilma Wolitzer. In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. All are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. 7:30pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311. www.newprovidencelibrary. org

Greenwood Gardens Bird Walk Tour Greenwood Gardens in search of the late migrants and summer residents. Explore several habitats including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds, and meadows. Registration required. 8-11am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Please register online at www.greenwoodgardens. org or call 973-258-4026.

Friday, June 8 87th Annual Street Fair Featuring old-fashioned fun with face painting, a children’s Grand Prix, a fire truck tour, pony rides and games for all ages. There will be plenty to eat at the snack bar and a delicious chicken dinner served both nights, along with cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and strawberries & shortcake. Also June 9. 5:30-9pm. Behind Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 271 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells. 973-226-6500.

Thursdays 2-2:30pm. New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.


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From Beginners to Professionals…Don’t Miss NJ’s largest photography event ever. Over 30 brand vendors, crazy camera & accessory pricing. More than 30 free photography workshops. 10am-6pm. Also June 9, 10am-6pm. June 10, 10am-5pm. Unique Photo Superstore, 123 US Rt. 46, Fairfield.

Open Stage at The Minstrel For information on how to secure a performance slot call 973-335-9489. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown.

Saturday, June 9 ART in the Garden Fundraiser The gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food to celebrate their annual fundraiser. Highlights of the evening will include a silent and live auction, music, and gourmet fare from David Ellis Events. The silent auction pre-bidding, gala sponsorships, and tickets will be available online through 6-11pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 ext. 1414.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Broadway Bootcamp–July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing comedy, TV/Acting, make-up hip-hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep, and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. For ages 7-18, beginning to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment 973-868-6259.

North Jersey Pride Festival New Jersey’s “Built for Grownups, Cool for Kids” celebration of diversity, equality, and love. Now in its 7th year, the North Jersey Pride Festival draws more than 5,000 LGBTQ and supportive ally attendees from all over the state. Featuring outstanding national and local musical talent; more than100 craft/art vendors and exhibitors; 5-star food court; and a huge Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables, crafts, face painting, games and a live, interactive stage offering shows every hour. Noon-6pm. Memorial Park, 161 Dunnell Rd., Maplewood.

Madame Bey’s Boxing Camp Gene Pantalone, boxing historian and author of Madame Bey’s Home to Boxing Legends, will speak about Madame Bey, an Armenian/French woman who emigrated to the US and opened a boxing camp in Chatham Township. From 1917 to 1969 the town was a training facility for the greatest boxers of all time— Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Gene Tunney, Floyd Patterson, Joe Louis, and more. 2pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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A portion of the proceeds will also be donated back to a local charity. Invite your friends and family to this event so they won’t miss out on the fun. Kids 12 and under run for free. 9-11am. Central Park of Morris County, Morris Plains, Morris County.

2018 Morristown Fine Art and Crafts Festival There will be more than 70 fine arts and fine crafts vendors showcasing their wares. Free admission. Also June 10. Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Vail Mansion, 110 South St., Morristown.

Music Under the June Moon Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the historic Olmsted Oak in Anderson Park. Raindate: June 10. 8pm. Free. Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Ave., Upper Montclair. 973-477-7207.

All Things Hummingbird! These amazing precision flyers can stop in an instant, hover, and fly in any direction. Learn more fascinating facts about hummingbirds and how to attract these tiny jewels to your yard and how to maintain a “hummer” feeder. 1-3pm. Register by June 7. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

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Butterfly Bonanza

Liver Life Walk

Celebrate the beauty and importance of New Jersey’s butterflies and other important pollinators. Packed with excitement, entertainment, and education for all ages, this event showcases how pollinators contribute to the natural world. Enjoy a guided ‘Bug Safari’ tour of the butterfly garden, fun games, themed crafts and activities, live music, and so much more. Noon-4pm. Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Ave., Montville Township. 973-334-3130.

Discover the food and stories that make Montclair unique on this 3-hour food tasting and historical walking tour of downtown Montclair. Sample foods from 6 to 8 Montclair restaurants. 2pm. Meet in front of the front of the Lackawanna Station. Call 973-7441796 or send a note to to register.

Monday, June 11

Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild

The Baseball Club Meeting Help change the face of liver disease. Your participation will bring awareness to liver disease and provide financial support for educational programs and patient services offered to the millions of Americans battling one of the 100 known liver diseases. Registration opens: 9am. Program begins: 10am. 10:30am1pm. Verona Park, 411 Bloomfield Ave., Verona.

Music Festival The Nubian Heritage Quilters was established to preserve, and document the importance of African American quilting. Serving the community, to encourage and revitalize others in their knowledge of this craft, to give them a sense of their heritage through quilting. Special exhibits and demonstrations. Through July 31. Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair.

Zoo Sleepover Observe the animals in the dark, interact with the Educators and Keepers, and discover how the zoo works behind the scenes. The third annual summer TBZ Sleepover program is fun for all families who’d like to spend a night exploring the zoo in the dark while learning about TBZ’s mission of conservation and stewardship. 5pm. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. Register at

Sunday, June 10

Walk.Talk.Taste. Montclair!

Bring your lawn chairs or spread out a blanket and spend the afternoon grooving to the sounds of four great local bands. Grab a bite to eat from a variety of family-friendly food vendors and be sure to leave some room for ice cream, served from a 1950’s custom truck. Browse the historic grounds and check out the unique and interesting items for sale by our merchandise vendors. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Children 13 and under are free. 1-5pm. Hartley Farms Polo Field, 9 Hartley Farms Rd., Morristown. Purchase online at or call 973-38-3500.

Anybody with an interest in baseball is welcome to come and talk about your favorite team, players or just listen at this monthly meeting. 7pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Book Group Discussion “An Available Man” by Hilma Wolitzer. In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. All are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. 7:30pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Tuesday, June 12 Melissa Etheridge Performs

Tours at Willowwood Arboretum Visit the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites. Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide. 2pm. Meet in the parking area for a tour of this beautiful garden. Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd, Far Hills.

Alexis P. Suter Band

2018 Livingston Summerfest

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons, known for raspy vocals and confessional lyrics. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar Featuring kid’s activities, duck races, 25 food trucks and more. Hours: 11am-6pm. 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston.


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Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. Ms. Suter and her powerful and unique ensemble artfully blend the lines between blues, soul, roots and rock music. 5pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752.

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This unique three-day seminar will help participants master the skills needed to excel in today’s competitive workplace. Learn to handle people more professionally and keep pace with fast-changing workplace conditions. June 12th, 13th & 14th. 9am–5pm. Dale Carnegie Training of Northern NJ,1140 Bloomfield Ave., Ste 109, West Caldwell. Registration required. 973-890-0909.

Wednesday, June 13 Verona Rescue Squad Blood Drive The Verona Rescue Squad, with Community Blood Services, will hold a Blood and Marrow Drive in support of Veronica Depauli. Veronica is a smart, loving, and determined 7 year old. She has a rare disease and needs a bone marrow transplant. Participants may choose to donate blood, to register with the Marrow Drive, or both. All blood donors will receive free health screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, iron, pulse and blood type. Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs. Eat before donating and bring your ID. Walk-ins welcome. 3-7pm. The Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. For more information, visit or

Garden Discoveries: Incredible Insects Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities. Each class will include a guided hike, hands-on activity and a story. Pre K. 1–2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ. To register: visit website at, email or call 973744-4752 ext 3.

Richie Furay–DeLIVErin’

Family Fun Night

Richie Furay Band will perform the POCO DeLIVErin’ album in its entirety at this SOPAC show, commemorating POCO’s 50th anniversary. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Beechwood Road transforms into a carnival-themed kid zone with a magic show, live children’s music, a balloon artist, and live animals. Free. 4-8pm. Beechwood Rd., Summit. 908-277-6100.

Wednesday Film Night

The Wiggles Perform

“Dark Passage” stars Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and enlists the help of a woman in order to prove his innocence. Free. No registration required. 7pm. Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison.

Thursday, June 14 Book Discussion Group The group discusses “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly. Refreshments are served. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.

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Opening of PITCH! The Indoor Interactive Baseball Experience

Juliana Areias Performs FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Visitors can test their throwing skills on the Museum’s new state-of-the-art digital installation. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. Yogi Berra Museum, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls.

Let’s Go Fishing in Essex County! Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Park System. Free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole, bait, bucket and chair. Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, Orange Reservoir, Paddle Boat area. Onsite registration begins at 5 pm, derby begins at 6pm. and awards will be presented at 7:45pm.

Meditation In the Garden Join psychotherapist and Karuna Relaxation Reiki Master Sue Waldman while she facilitates a relaxed, comforting and peaceful guided meditation. Learn the techniques of quieting your mind and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice on your mind, body and spirit. Outcomes include: reduction of stress, increased ability to concentrate, freedom from detrimental patterns of thought, emotion and behavior, increased learning and memory and improved health. 8-9pm. Registration required. 973-857-HELP (4357) or visit

Friday, June 15 “Mary Poppins” Screening Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900s. Pre-movie entertainment: Great Scott! Magic Show starring Scott Drukker and his talking parrot, Thurston. 7:30pm. Movie starts at dusk. Rain Date: June 16. Essex County Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Rd., Verona. 973-268-3500.’scastle

This Australian-based Brazilian singersongwriter draws on traditional bossa-nova rhythms to create a contemporary Latin Jazz style which has made her a hit down under. Her debut CD “Bossa Nova Baby” received multiple nominations for The Western Australian Music Awards and has been receiving considerable air play around the world. 8pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

David Feherty: Live Off Tour!

Italian Conversation Group

With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St.,Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Luciana Santoriello and Carmen Del Guercio-Evans will moderate Italian discussion groups and help participants get a conversation going. 1pm or June 26 at 7:15pm. Chatham Library, 214 Main St.,Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Film & Dessert

Annual Spring Fine Art and Crafts Show

“The Mountain Between Us,” 2-5pm. Meeting room. West Orange Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange. 973-736-0198.

Surround yourself with the fine art and fine crafts of over 150 exhibitors at the 30th annual Spring Fine Art and Crafts. Buy hand crafted fine art and fine crafts, meet with the artisans and see and feel the creations first hand. Fine artists working in a variety of media, fine photographers, and fine crafters working with clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, leather and gold and silver for jewelry. Don’t miss some of the new talented exhibitors: jewelers Eugenia Finkler and Erh-Ping Tsai as well glass artist Danny Polk and new photographers Mark Miller and David Mangels. Free. Also June 17. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Auditions Broadway Bootcamp–July 2-July 21. Final shows in NJ and NYC. Exciting classes will be offered in singing, dancing comedy, TV/Acting, make-up hip-hop, stage combat, auditions/college prep, and more. Meet agents and study with guest artists from TV, film & Broadway. For ages 7-18, beginning to advanced. Pool parties as well. Partial scholarships are available. Call Randy for an appointment 973-868-6259. www.

Howie Mandel Live Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years and currently serves as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. His versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. 8pm. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. 201-227-1030.

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Dennis Miller Performs Dennis Miller is an award-winning comedian, talkshow host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmys and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health


f you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues. Dry mouth is a condition where saliva loses its protective benefits and leads to an overgrowth of odor-causing bacteria and plaque accumulation, as well as increases the risk of periodontal disease. While such diseases as diabetes can contribute to dry mouth in pets, the most common cause is medication. What’s more, it is believed that medications increase the risk of developing complications due to dry mouth by 40 percent. This side effect is farreaching. Medications for allergies, anxiety, urinary incontinence, osteo-arthritis pain, heart conditions, high blood pressure and more can all contribute to dry mouth.

While most pet parents are not aware their furry friends have dry mouth because they may still drool even with the condition, watching out for bad breath can help, as it is often a red flag that something is wrong. Experts say that you don’t need to wait until this becomes an issue to protect your pet’s health. “Prevention is always the best medicine,” says Pamela K. Bosco, president of Pet King Brands. Bosco recommends Oratene Brushless Oral Care for pets, an easy-to-use oral care product line that doesn’t require brushing. Whether it’s the water additive, breath freshening spray or brushless toothpaste gel, the enzymes in its formula work to replenish


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Exploring for Nesting Birds A New Jersey Audubon Naturalist will lead a walk in the Negri Nepote Grasslands Preserve, looking for grassland nesting birds including the Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. Virtually all the birds seen on the walk will be established on breeding territories. Free. 9-11am. Registration required. Please meet at the parking lot at 260 Skillmans Lane, Somerset. 732873-2500 (ext. 6279).

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances David Rupp will call the contras. The band will be Tune Doctors. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973295-6864.

Sunday, June 17 Cats In The Garden XII Celebrate Father’s Day with the ONLY New Jersey Car Show to feature Jaguars exclusively. Tailgating is specially encouraged (no BBQ or open flames permitted). Pets not allowed. Sponsored by Jaguar Morris County and ShopRite of West Caldwell. Noon. Rain date June 24. For information call Paul Maletsky at 973-575-8737. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair.

Father’s Day Excursion Train Rides

A unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area. The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return is a thrill for the children as they enjoy what for many will be their very first train ride. Departure on the hour 1-4pm. Passengers can combine the thrill of riding the train along with touring the Museum site, featuring its outstanding collection of historic railroad locomotives, rolling stock, operating model train layouts and vintage farm tractors. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plz, Whippany. 973-887-8177.

Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show Back by popular demand, comedy sensation Earthquake returns with his riotous Father’s Day Celebration, this year featuring guest stars Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and DeRay Davis. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, One Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.


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State Fair Meadowlands JUNE 21-JULY 8, 2018 The Fairgrounds will feature hundreds of heart-pounding rides and attractions for all ages including the largest Kiddie Land in New Jersey. In addition, there will be vendors offering different types of food, live animal shows, games, shopping and so much more. 6pm-midnight. Meadowlands Fairgrounds in East Rutherford. 201355-5911. Tours of the Shultz House

Music that Inspired the Troops Lecture

The Shultz House (Evergreens) is a fully intact time capsule of a family that takes you back to life in the early 20th century Montclair. Tours of the Shultz House are on the half hour, last tour 3:30pm. Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave., Montclair. www.

Remember Glenn Miller’s performance at the Meadowbrook Ballroom in Cedar Grove in 1939. Residing with his family at the Cotswold Mansion in Tenafly, his band played many dates in New Jersey and New York. Once World War II began he gave up a lucrative stateside career and toured Europe with his band entertaining the troops. 1:30pm. Cedar Grove Library, One Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove. 973-239-1447.

David Crosby & Friends Perform David Crosby, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, performs music from his recent release, “Sky Trails,” alongside some of his best loved songs and greatest hits. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St.,Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Harry Connick Jr. Performs

Monday, June 18 Intervention for Memory Loss Program This program delves into what memory loss is, the different types of memory loss and how it affects those with it and their families. Led by Dr. Michelle Papka, Director and Founder of CRCNJ (Cognitive and Research Center of NJ), Dr. Papka will discuss the resources available to those with memory loss including: family help, strategies, medications, health options and clinical trials. Light refreshments served. Open to all. 10:30-11:30am. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Register at 908-598-5548 or email

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Harry Connick Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations. Also June 19. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St.,Morristown. 973539-8008.

Voted Best Senior Living Knitting Club 7-8:30pm. New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Tuesday, June 19 Lego Club

Lego Bricks provided–you bring the imagination! Registration required. Ages 5-10. 4pm. Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison.

Wednesday, June 20 Annual Summer Sings Join the Masterwork Chorus as it launches its 19th season of Summer Sings. Each week features a prominent area conductor leading community singers, professional soloists and an accompanist in favorites of the choral repertoire. This popular Wednesday evening series continues through July 25 7:30pm. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St., Route 124, Chatham.

Thursday, June 21 Book Discussion “Common Sense,” by Thomas Paine. 10am. New members are always welcome. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave.

Thursday Morning Book Group The club will discuss “Swimming in the Sink” by Lynne Cox. From inspired and inspiring open-water swimmer and supreme athlete, able to endure cold water temperatures that would kill others. Also discussed are other books written by the author. 10am. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Stand-up Comedy Night Featuring Julia Scotti from America’s Got Talent. Hosted by Francesco Paladino. 8pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500.

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Artists from surrounding towns in New Jersey will be creating “Plein Air Paintings” throughout the weekend of June 22, 23 & 24 at the many beautiful Essex County Parks. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the beauty in our parks as seen through the eyes of the area’s best artists. A display of the wide variety of artwork will be open to the public and available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Parks. Interested artists are welcome to participate. Pre-registration deadline is June 4th. The public is invited to the Celebration/Reception and Award Ceremony to be held on June 30th from 2-5pm. Gallery 509, 284 Beaufort Ave., Riker Hill Art Park, Livingston. All artwork is for sale and will be on display in the Gallery until July 20st.

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Pitch your tent, bring a cold picnic dinner and settle in for an evening of fun. Families can explore the woodlands on a night hike, search the skies for constellations and enjoy a live animal presentation by Eyes of the Wild. 6pm8am June 23. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-2738787.

Saturday, June 23 Introduction to Photoshop Learn as much as you can about Photoshop, as fast as you can. Learn the Basics of Photoshop with Certified Adobe Instructor Blake Taylor. Blake will review the essential tools to enhance your photographs. You will receive a take home booklet to reference when needed. Please bring 1-2 images you would like to work on. Each student will need a notebook (paper) and some type of storage and transfer media for image files to bring to and from class. Registration required. Limited to 13 students. 11am-3pm. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-377-2007. (continued on page 22)


ith one photograph, you are transported to a distinct moment that is forever frozen in time. You instantly remember how it felt when your child would slowly fall asleep in your arms. You remember the sound of giggles and little feet pattering down the hallway. The seemingly mundane moments from years gone suddenly have new meaning. Portraits have the unique power to connect us to who we were, who we are and who we hope to become. They lead us to a connected life filled with purpose, discovery and joy.

These are the moments we live for. These are the moments we celebrate. Whether it’s an imminent birth, a pending retirement, or any day in between, every day there’s something to celebrate.

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Tips and Tricks of Infrared Photography Join photographer Martin Bluhm and learn all about it. This class includes infrared filter techniques, infrared and full spectrum camera conversions, and different applications for infrared photography. The second portion of the class shows you how to post-process infrared RAW files into false color or black and white photos. Martin will also mention ways to create infrared-like photos from regular color photos. 11am-1pm. Registration required. Unique Photo SuperStore, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 973-3772007.

Sunday, June 24 35th Giralda Music & Arts Festival A great way to enjoy a great symphony orchestra–with plenty for families to do: activities for kids, art show and sale, picnic contest (with lavish prizes for the most inventive ones) and of course, the beautiful outdoor setting at Giralda Farms, all while helping to support the many programs and services provided by Morris Arts. Activities 4pm, concert 6pm. Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive and Madison Ave. (Rt. 124), Madison. Rainsite: Mennen Arena, 161 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-285-5115. www.

Monday, June 25 Summer Reading KICKOFF! Weekly prizes and incentives for readers of all ages. Additionally, the library offers Teen Volunteer hours for 7th-12th graders to assist in the Children’s Department with registration and ongoing check-ins. New Providence Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Tuesday, June 26 Medicare 101 Get all of your Medicare questions answered including: different plan options, when and how to make changes and how to choose the right prescription plan for you. The speaker will be a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor from Union County. Free and open to all. 12:30–1:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Register at 908598-5548 or email

Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Pay one price wristbands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will be Wednesday with a rain date of Friday. Runs through Saturday: 6pm–11pm. Admission is free. Main Street Fire House, Fireman’s Field, 2 Indian Rd., Denville.


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Bipolar and Depression Psychotherapy Lecture

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

What are the best approaches, how are they different and do they really work? Support group for people with depression and/or bipolar disorder. Family and friends also are a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143.

Featuring Chris Bukata & Friends. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Saturday, June 30 Broadway Show Choir Performs

Women’s Networking Meeting Breaking up is hard to do…learn 7 key strategies from Rosanne DeTorres, a top New Jersey matrimonial attorney to make any break-up easier and more equitable at the BW NICE’s monthly breakfast meeting. Registration and networking: 8:30–9am; event: 9–10:30am. BW NICE is New Jersey’s newest women’s networking organization that provides women at all stages of their lives with support, education and resources for further enhancement. Other topics covered at the breakfast include preemptive divorce strategies and financial protection. Escapology, 300 South Ave., Garwood.

Wednesday Film Night Mickey Spillane is 100 this year! Celebrate with a birthday cake, light refreshments, and a movie based on one of his most hard-boiled novels, “Kiss Me Deadly” starring Ralph Meeker and Gaby Rodgers. In the movie, a doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious ‘great whatsit.’ Free. No registration required. 7pm. Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison. Business Women Networking Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, June 28 Craft Your Own Walking Stick Learn how to make a walking stick to hit the trails with. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of rough sticks, including red cedar, maple, beech, and iron wood, and walk away with a finished product and the knowledge of how to create one on your own. All tools and safety equipment will be provided. Ages 12 and older. 6-8:30pm. GSWA Conservation Management Area, 1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding Twp. Register online at, or call 973538-3500.

Enjoy the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their 2018 season finale concert event, Seize The Day! This song and dance extravaganza will feature fully-staged production numbers from popular Broadway shows and pop favorites. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973313-2787.

An Evening with Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. www.

Paint and Sip in the Crane House & Historic YWCA Gardens The experienced instructors of Van-Go Paint Parties will guide the group step-by-step through a painting that depicts the historic herb gardens. BYO wine, light refreshments provided, event for adults 21 and over. 6-8pm. Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.montclairhistory. org

Make a Spring Flower

2018 Randolph Township Freedom Festival There will be carnival rides, games, live music, entertainment, DJ’s, gourmet food trucks, vendors, fireworks and other attractions. Free admission. Hours: Thu 6pm-11pm; Fri 6pm-11pm; Sat 2pm-11pm. Grounds of the County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph.

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Celebrate the spring bloom… in glass. Create memories and a beautiful glass flower that never fades, while learning to play with molten glass. Add color and vibrancy to your life in this fun, fast-paced workshop. Great idea for a girls day out or kids adventure. 10am-1pm. School of Glass, 89 Whippany Rd., Morristown. 973-734-0900.

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Best of Essex 2018 Categories RESTAURANTS & DINING Bagel Store Bakery Boutique Bakery Banquet Facility Barbeque Brunch Burger Candy & Chocolate Store Caterer Craft Beer Selection Coffee & Tea Shops Deli Diner Ethnic Restaurant Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Italian Restaurant New Restaurant Outdoor Dining Pizza Restaurant (BYOB) Restaurant (Full Service) Romantic Restaurant Steak Wine & Spirit Store

RETAIL STORES Auto Dealers Art and Framing Gallery Florist Gift Shop Home Furnishings Jewelry Store Fine Jewelry Store Shoe Store Specialty Store Store Front/Window Toy/Hobby Store Women’s Fashion ENRICHMENT/ ENTERTAINMENT Adult Instruction/ Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Girls Night Out Family & Children’s Services Children and ‘Tween Fashion Children’s Party Places Children’s Instruction/Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Learning Center/Tutoring Preschool/Childcare Private School

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Let the nominations begin! Again, we invite you to participate in the 10th Annual Best of Essex Reader’s Choice contest. It’s all up to you. Let us know about your favorite service providers, go-to dining spots and neighborhood treasures. Make sure your favorites get the recognition they deserve. Nominate them today so they appear on the ballot in July. We’ve added some new categories this year (highlighted below in red). To nominate your favorites, send an email to Nominations are open until June 15.

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FITNESS, BEAUTY & HEALTH Acupuncture Audiologist Chiropractor Dentist—Group Practice Dentist—Individual Dentist—Pediatric Oral Surgeon Specialties Orthodontist Gym Hair Salon Lash/Brow Optician Optometrist Ophthalmologist Orthopedist Personal Trainer Physical Therapist Pilates Studio Podiatrist Specialized Fitness Studio Specialty Beauty Services Spa (Day) Spa (Medical) Massage (Spa) Massage (Non-Spa) Yoga Studio

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Accountants Insurance Agents Realtors (Individual Offices) PERSONAL SERVICES Car Wash Senior Living Pets Pet Boarding Pet Services Pet Supplies Veterinarian HOME SERVICES Architects Custom Cabinetry/Closets Electrician Heating/Cooling (HVAC) Home Renovations/Contractors Interior Design Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Landscaping Painter Pest Control Plumber Roofing/Siding/Windows Specialized Home Services

Call Vicinity Media Group for more information: 973-276-1688 *Businesses must be independently owned or independently owned franchises or advertisers in Suburban Essex Magazine or to participate. Only one nomination per business, per category, per valid email please.


Montauk in the Off-Season By Louise B. Hafesh


here’s a certain serenity I feel when around surf and sand. Scientists say it has something to do with emitted ions that make you feel all Zen. I think it has to do with getting in touch with nature at its most basic. Whatever the reason, strolling along stretches of pristine beach or playing tag with ocean waves never fail to bring my anxiety levels down. And while summer may be peak months for shore excursions, those of us who’ve delighted in the joys of visiting a pretty beach town off-season, are in on a little secret—it’s a sure way to chase away winter blues.

Serenity by the Sea: Gurney's Resort & Seawater Spa Photo courtesy of Montauk Lighthouse Museum

Such was the case for my hubby and I on a recent pre-season visit to Gurney’s Resort & Seawater Spa, a calming place located “on the brink o’ the ocean” in Montauk, Long Island. Driving rain dogged us en route to our oasis, but that couldn’t dampen our spirits when upon arrival the sun broke through and we were heartened by our tranquil beachfront accommodations, dramatic ocean view and huge, private hideaway deck, complete with a beckoning, two-person lounger. Resisting that lure temporarily, we opted for a spontaneous jaunt to the oldest active lighthouse in the United States—The Montauk Point Lighthouse. (

Louise B. Hafesh is an award winning artist and journalist and president of AdVantage Publications, Inc., an international editorial syndicate. She can be reached at:

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This must-see, historic landmark and museum is visible from 19 nautical miles away. History buffs will delight in the 1860 Keepers’ quarters, which houses authentic documents and photographs, including the Congressional authorization approving construction of the landmark by President George Washington in 1792. Galleries contain 19th century whaling industry artifacts, but the Tower is a standout! A climb to its top (128 narrow steps) rewards with a breathtaking view.

Beachside Bliss… Back at “our happy place,” cozied up on our private balcony with a glorious sunset as backdrop, a little bubbly, light supper and our own congenial company… we were set for the night! Awaking to a serene, misty morning and unhurried, in-room breakfast, we made time to explore Gurney’s’ expansive complex before heading to town. The Hampton’s icon, built in the 1920s to resemble a cruise ship, has evolved overtime from an unpretentious 20-unit summer hotel to a celebrated New York travel destination featuring 146 rooms suites and cottages, all with ocean views. Many boast vaulted

ceilings, oak floors, and custom furnishings. Most striking, though, is a definite attempt to maintain harmony with the environment. Why, even the rooms appear built into the dunes. Up for a little diversion, we drove to town along scenic back roads enjoying lookout points and ogling manicured mansions. In summer, Montauk can be a mad house, but shoulder seasons offer smaller crowds, access to popular restaurants, enticing prices, less traffic. During our visit, many seasonal shops and vendors remained open. Goodly bargains were plentiful! Continuing on Montauk Highway, we arrived at Camp Hero State Park, the beautiful 415acre stretch of forests, wetlands, and sandy beaches situated on a peninsula along the Atlantic Ocean. Accessible sunrise to sunset, the park is ideal for hiking, surfing, bird watching, picnics, and with remnants of old turrets and antenna towers dotting the landscape (evidence of a former life as a military base), it’s a wonderful stop for adventurous types. ( Heading back, we stopped for a delicious lunch at Bliss Kitchen (, a local favorite known for overstuffed deli

sandwiches and Panini’s, and once on premise, hit the spa where from an array of luxurious treatments, I booked a seaweedbased “Ocean Radiance” facial. True to its name, my skin about glowed afterward. Meanwhile, hubby enjoyed the Spa’s sauna, hot tub and ocean-fed, seawater pool. Suffice to say, we were both effusively impressed! The best was yet to come, however… dinner at Scarpetta Beach! Every venue at Gurney’s showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic, no surprise that the seaside sister of the iconic Manhattan eatery has panoramic views, too! We dined to our hearts’ content on the likes of handmade pasta, fresh Tuna Susci, Dry Aged Sirloin cooked to perfection, topping off a flawless meal with a sampling of decadent desserts. All in all, as we decided over coffees, a little off-season Island life is surely a good thing!

Gurney’s Resort & Seawater Spa 290 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk

Health & Wellness

Small Ways You Can


ometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you.

Sit Less Does your job require you to sit still most of the day? Even if you work out regularly, an otherwise sedentary lifestyle can be bad for your health. Be sure to get up throughout the day in order to stretch and walk around. It only takes a minute to reap the benefits, so don’t skip these breaks. Consider installing an app on your phone to remind you at periodic intervals when it’s time to move, and if possible, alter your workstation to make it easier to assist in this effort. Standing desks, treadmill desks and even biking desks can keep you active throughout the day.

CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE FOR A BETTER YOU Drink More Water What are you drinking during the day? If the answer is juice and soda, consider replacing at least some of that with water. Water doesn’t have to be flavorless. Infuse your water bottle or pitcher with your favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs. From cucumber and strawberry slices to watermelon and mint, you can have fun while hydrating, without resorting to high calorie beverages that offer little or no nutritional value. Focusing on sweeping lifestyle changes can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed. For lasting and meaningful impacts on your health and wellness, find small tweaks that you can make to your daily routine.

Rethink Brushing Good oral health includes taking great care of your gums – and research shows that harmful bacteria and plaque that lurk below the gum line can have a big impact. “A healthy mouth needs healthy gums, and even diligent brushing may not remove all harmful plaque,” said Sarah Thiel, RDH. “Toothpaste that goes below the gum line to destroy plaque bacteria in the mouth is a great addition to your brushing routine. Because if you’re not taking care of your gums, you’re not taking care of you.” Consider switching to a toothpaste specifically developed to improve gum health, like Crest Gum Detoxify, which uses Activated Foam Technology to seek out harmful bacteria in hard to reach places in order to neutralize it, even below the gum line. More information can be found at 26

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Spice it Up If you rely on fat and sugar for the bulk of flavor in your cooking, consider improving your seasoning routines for more nutritional meals. Reduce your reliance on these ingredients without getting bored by adding healthier boosts of flavor to dishes. Chop fresh herbs onto your pasta or salad, add spices to your stew, include garlic, ginger and even hot peppers in your stir-fry. —StatePoint

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When done regularly, physical activity can give your entire body— not just your heart—a boost. Getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweat can: • Strengthen heart muscles • Improve blood flow • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels • Help control weight

Ways to Become More Active Every Day In addition to working toward at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, it’s important to avoid being sedentary, when possible. You can do that by making choices that build activity in your day. Some examples include: • Taking the stairs • Printing at the printer farthest from your desk at work. • Getting off the bus one stop early • Parking in the farthest space from the door • Walking around while you are on the phone or having walking meetings • Being active with your children, including playing outdoors • Planning a vacation that includes physical activities • Playing basketball or taking a yoga class with friends instead of meeting up for drinks or a meal • Putting on some music and dancing


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Certain physical activities are safe for most people. However, if you have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, arthritis or diabetes, talk with your doctor about the type and amount of physical activity that is right for your health. Incorporating regular physical activity into your life can help your health in many ways, but it can be especially helpful for your heart. Find more heart-healthy facts and tips from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at —Family Features Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Mist Opportunity


t’s tricky to reapply face makeup, especially powder, and not end up with a cakey, lifeless complexion. For a fresh look, without washing your face, try using a facial mist—such as Evian’s mineral water spray. When you spray it on, leave it for a minute and then blot lightly with a tissue; letting it evaporate actually dries out your skin. Then touch up your makeup as usual. For extra hydration, try using a facial mist before you moisturize in the morning (you don’t have to blot your face as long as you apply the moisturizer right after you mist). This is a great supplement if you’re prone to pimples and using a medicated cream, which can sometimes dry out skin.

How to ‘Hand-San’



fter a long day of holiday shopping at the mall, you can’t help thinking about the sales person at the register with the runny nose, or her sneezing fit right before she handed you back your credit card. You contemplate heading to the bathroom to wash your hands, but instead opt for a quarter-sized drop of hand sanitizer and head to your car. But experts say that hand sanitizers don’t significantly reduce the overall amount of bacteria on your hands and shouldn’t be used in place of a wash with soap and water, if possible. Additionally, it’s important to check the percentage of alcohol in the hand sanitizer before you buy it. Studies show that unless the product’s alcohol concentration is at least 60 percent, it won’t be effective at killing bacteria.

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chieving gorgeous Hollywood-esque curls doesn’t require a trip to the salon anymore, and you don’t have to be “good at hair” to do it either. The hottest tool in the curling world, the “wand”, is a clamp-less, tapered curling iron that you can manipulate to adjust the size of the curls, and because there’s no clamp, it doesn’t create obnoxious kinks. To use, just take a section of hair and wrap it around the barrel, away from your face (don’t curl toward your face); hold it for 15 seconds or so, and let go. Continue to repeat until you’ve curled every section—fewer sections for wider curls. The only downside is that it’s easier to burn your fingers, so be careful or choose a wand that comes with heatresistant glove.

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Prepare the Meat

ads typically love steak, so this Father’s Day, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together.

Pat steaks dry with a clean paper towel and season them before they hit the grill. You can’t go wrong with simple sea salt and cracked pepper, but creative recipes like this Dukkah Rub can add a special twist.

In fact, it may be the perfect chance to teach your dad a thing or two with these tips from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef Grant Hon.

Sear and Crust Cook steaks directly over your heat source to get a tasty, crunchy sear on the outside of the steak. This is where the best flavor comes from, and it offers a delicious contrast to the rich, juicy inside of the cut.

Choose Your Protein Selecting quality protein is the starting place for an exceptional grilled meal. For example, the ribeye is the most well-marbled steak, meaning it’s super juicy, rich with beefy flavor and Prepare Always start with clean grill grates. Heat your gas grill to high or start your charcoal 10-15 minutes before you grill. Dip a paper towel in oil using tongs and oil your grill grates before adding steaks for a great sear.

Prep time: 5 minutes Active time: 5 minutes Serves: 12 cup sliced almonds, roasted with no salt


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Keep the grill cover closed as much as possible to maintain a temperature of around 450 F. This helps lock in flavor and prevent flare-ups. Remember the marbling on a ribeye means more fat, which melts during cooking. This is a good thing, but you may experience more dripping or flare-ups if you’re used to grilling leaner steaks. To minimize the need to open the grill cover, determine the amount of time you’ll need to reach your desired doneness then use the 60-40 grilling method. Grill 60 percent on the first side then 40 percent after you turn the steak over for an even cook.

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Control Your Cook

Let it Rest A resting time of at least 5 minutes allows steak juices to redistribute for the best eating experience. A foil tent can help regulate temperature during the resting period.

On cutting board, chop almonds to rough texture and add fennel seeds, chopping until mixture is fine. Place almond and fennel mix in bowl and add rub and sesame seeds. – Source: Omaha Steaks

Garnish and Flavor Whether you’re grilling vegetables, sauteing onions or adding a different kind of sweet or savory topping, just before you serve is the right time to garnish your steak. Find more expert tips for summer grilling and the perfect Father’s Day gift at – Family Features


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Restaurant Guide

Our famous skyline view of Manhattan is only the beginning.

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

EAST HANOVER East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, They do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO

La Famiglia 10 NJ-10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600 At The Flying Meatball Marketplace they love to share good food with everyone. If in need for a catering order for a special event, a sandwich delivery for the office lunch, or food items for loved ones with dietary restrictions, they always deliver.

“Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.”

LIVINGSTON Boon Thai Kitchen 21 E. Northfield Ave, Livingston 973-994-7383 Nestled on the corner of Northfield Avenue behind Infinity Clothing store, this new Thai restaurant is a must try! Perfect for a night out or a night in. Open for lunch and dinner Open everyday except closed Tuesday. BYO, LP, $MOD

Marble & Moxie The Westminster Hotel— 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston 973-548-0050 Dining at Marble & Moxie is tastefully designed to blend a modern fine dining experience with the classic traditional steakhouse experience. The restaurant has a cocktail lounge which features a selection of wine varietals and a twist on the classic cocktail menu. H, RR, LP, VP, MCC, $EXP

Master Pizza 379 E Northfield Rd, Livingston | 973-992-4500 41 Freeman St, West Orange | 973-669-6777 This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more.


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

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Umi Sushi

A Modern

AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE Featuring a selection of prime, perfectly charred beef with an exquisite array of sides and desserts in an authentic steakhouse setting.

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-921-2848 Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

SHORT HILLS Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge 440 Parsonage Hill Road, Short Hills | 973-467-8882 A full service restaurant, bar & lounge located on the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills.

SUMMIT La Pastaria 327 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-522-9088 With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives take-out diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday through Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Natale’s Summit Bakery

973-548-0050 Westminster Hotel 550 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039


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

Shunju 16 Beechwood Road, Summit | 908-608-1088 Traditional fresh Sushi and inspiring Asian fusion food. Order online. Catering for all occasions.


RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted

The Manor

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

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 | 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

RR: Reservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16


$EXP: Expensive-$17 and up

Il Capriccio 633 Route 10 E, Whippany | 973-884-9175 Chefs Antonio and Natale Grande use only the freshest ingredients for their regional Italian cuisine. Farm fresh organic, free-range meats and vegetables are grown on Antonio’s farm and served daily. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP

TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.





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Diamond Minds

A Diamond in the Rough By Barry Farber


very once in a while you realize how lucky you are when you run into someone who becomes a mentor and has a positive impact on your life.

Bill “Doc” Pollak is a New Jersey legend and one of the most positive people I know. He was featured in the book, Covered Wooden Grandstands, a collection of stories by New Jersey’s Best Sports Writers, Past and Present. It’s 100+ years of semi pro baseball in New Jersey… and beyond. Why was he the only one they wrote an entire chapter about in the book? Maybe these few facts will surprise you: • At 83 years old he is still pitching and mostly plays as a designated hitter • Has 1,028 wins as a pitcher • Pitched for the Yankees to Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Elston Howard

Doc’s key lessons on success in business, life and baseball: 1. As a dentist the key to my business was relationships. You had to provide that service that shows you cared. Then all the Barry Farber rewards will come along with endless referrals. You also have to be genuine, and be yourself. I’m a perfectionist and require the highest quality you can deliver.

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same…” —One of Doc’s favorite quotes (from the Rudyard Kipling poem, IF)

• Competed in nine marathons including the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon • Is in the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame and four others

2. In life a positive attitude makes all the difference. Sometimes you have to readjust your goals but you’re always striving to be your best and trying to help people get better. Try not to be critical of other people and be true to your principles and ideals. You have to have integrity in your life. If you make a mistake you need to recognize it and own it.

3. And finally in baseball, which is a very humbling sport, there are many lessons I’ve learned about the value of competition, camaraderie and discipline. For people who know the sport baseball is never boring and every situation is different.

Barry Farber is a radio and television host with expertise in sales and marketing topics, as well as a marketing consultant for corporations, professional athletes, and entertainers. He is the creator and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pens that can be seen at Learn more about this author at

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