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If You Could Be an Animal, What Would You Want to Be and Why?

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David J. Black

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Michael J. Reidy ART DIRECTOR

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A dog, because they’ve got it made!

I’d be a giraffe. I always wanted to be tall and slender!

—Robert Herse, Berkeley Heights

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An owl, because they are wise and they like to stay up late! —Maggie Luft, New Providence

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An eagle, so I could travel without paying any airline fees! —David Braverman, New Providence

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Mitchell Black Heidi Dommasch Robert Leo Murray

I’d be a monkey because they are cute!

A panda. They look very docile, but they protect their own and are very fierce.

—Julia Colendenski, Mountainside

—Leo Salcedo, New Providence

A bird so I could fly and see the world. —Tom Vazzano, New Providence

A tiger, because tigers can defend themselves quite easily!

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In the Vicinity News and Happenings from the Area

10 Calendar of Events 12 Highlight: Graham Nash to Perform 26 Highlight: Bob Greun Rock Seen

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18 Free Outdoor Summer Concerts 22 Seen In The Fern Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Daughters of Israel

27 Home Pros 27 A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Creating Custom Storage Spaces

28 Fun Pages 28 Word Search 29 Crossword Puzzle 38 Answer Keys

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30 Health, Beauty, Wellness 30 Take Steps Toward Superior Sleep 32 Outdoor Exercises to Give Your Knees a Rest This Summer 33 Home-Office Dental Practice—Still Vibrant Today!

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In The Vicinity

New Executive Director Appointed at NCJW/Essex

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he Board of Trustees of Caitlin the National Council of Higgins Joy Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/ Essex) recently announced the appointment of Caitlin Higgins Joy as Executive Director, following the retirement of Cathy Silverman. Higgins Joy’s most recent position was as President and CEO of RCS in Clearwater, Florida, a secular non-profit organization whose mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to selfsufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence. Comparable to RCS, the National Council of Jewish Women is a non-profit organization, striving towards social justice and right protection for women, children, and families. NCJW aids women searching for a career, seeking legal or emotional support, and in need of outreach programs. “What I love most about NCJW/Essex is its longevity, passionate members and commitment to empowering women, children and families,” commented Higgins Joy. “It’s more than a faith in the future; it’s a belief that we can and will take action to build a better future for everyone.”

CASA of Essex County Chosen as 2019 Best of Essex Beneficiary

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n its 11th year, the Suburban Essex Magazines’ 2019 Best of Essex Contest is the largest, allinclusive contest among independently owned businesses in New Jersey. Readers of the magazine cast votes across a diverse array of categories: from Best Burger to Best Chiropractor— Best Landscaper to Best Spa, and many more. For 2019, the Best of Essex contest is proudly supporting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Children of Essex County. CASA Essex is an organization that “helps foster children in Essex County find safe homes,” states contest founder, David J. Black. “We are excited to work with local businesses in supporting local causes.” In Essex County, more than 1,700 children each year pass through the foster care system because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Visit www.casaessex.org for more information or to donate.

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Summit

Shop vegetables, herbs, fruits, cheese, pickles, baked goods and more. Sundays through November 24, 2019. 8am-1pm. DeForest Avenue and Maple Street.

Chatham Borough

Chatham Borough Farmers’ Market’s provides Jersey Fresh produce and other local products to its patrons. Saturdays through November 17. 8am-1pm. Railroad Plaza South at Fairmount Avenue.

Millburn

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Madison

Celebrating its 27th season, the Market features vendors new and old selling Jersey Fresh produce, oils and balsamics, nuts and dried fruit, spices and teas, and more. Thursdays through October 24. 2-7pm. Central Avenue, between Main Street and Cook Avenue.

Maplewood

Vendors will be selling vegetables, fruits, meat, breads, cheese, prepared foods, pastries, olive oils, pickles, olives and more. Mondays through. 2-7pm. 1848-1852 Springfield Avenue between Yale and Oberlin Streets.

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Orange Lawn Tennis Club 2019/20 Indoor Season Now Open for Registration

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range Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange has announced that its Indoor Tennis Season for 2019-20 is now open for registration. The legendary tennis club’s new, state-of-the-art indoor tennis facility, which includes 4 professionallymaintained har-tru clay courts in a climate-controlled setting featuring the most-advanced indirect LED lighting system available, will be open for play from 9/15/19 to 4/30/20. Under the direction of General Manager and Director of Racquets Scott Moore, the indoor tennis program at Orange Lawn features clinics for children and adults for all ability levels; private and semi-private lessons taught by a professional, full-time tennis staff; Men’s and Women’s USTA teams; mixed doubles USTA teams; weekly tennis socials for men, women and mixed doubles nights; a High-Performance Academy program; Cardio Tennis; and even a new “Early Bird” program. With the new restaurant David Burke at Orange Lawn now open, tennis players at Orange Lawn can enjoy world-class cuisine and cocktails in its beautiful, newly-renovated Clubhouse afterwards. For more information or to reserve seasonal court time, contact Scott Moore at 973-762-0928, ext. 312 or smoore@orangelawn.com.

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SUNDAY, JULY 7

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July is National Ice Cream Month, so join in the fun during a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip train ride. Your ticket includes a scoop of delicious ice cream after the ride at the Snack Depot in Whippany, where additional snacks and refreshments will be available for sale. Trains depart 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain or shine from the Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973-887-8177. www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net

Calendar of Events SUMMER 2019 Monday, July 1 Art Exhibit & Reception A reception for the artist Anne Klingenburg, whose exhibit of scenic views painted in acrylic, “Inspirations 44,” is on view through the end of August. Free. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Seeing America 20th & 21st Century The new modern and contemporary galleries unveiled this spring extend the bright, open and welcoming galleries initiated with Native Artists of North America, adding expanded interpretation and an expanded emphasis on interdisciplinary themes and the breadth of the American experience. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550. www.newarkmuseum.org

Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. July classes are Intro to WORD and Basic EXCEL. August classes are Outlook and PowerPoint. Ongoing. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center or Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

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Led by Robert J. Sweeney, dance instructor, competition judge, and former dance school owner. Casual, loose clothing advised. Avoid rubber-soled shoes. Partner not required. Also July 8, 15, 22, 1-2:30pm. 8-session class or individual class. The Senior Center Of The Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. Sign up at 973-635-4565. www.Chathamseniorcenter.org

Photography Show From the age of four, Jeff Altschul, of Parsippany, was devoted to photography and worked as a professional photographer from the 1970’s through the 1990’s. Now involved with digital photography, he brought his old school artistry and know-how into the abstract and impressionistic images he shows today. Runs through July. Library of the Chathams, Lundt meeting room, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www. chathamlibrary.org

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4H Outdoor Adventure Camp Join Rutgers Staff and Teen Ambassadors at the Outdoor Adventure Camp. Teens will be challenged to grow stronger character through adventure-based activities, team building, and leadership training. Games, snacks and the great outdoors. Through July 3, 9am-4pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. www. essexcountyparks.org

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“State Of The Art 2019” Art Exhibition

This exhibit, featuring the artwork of over 200 artists in Montclair and beyond, celebrates the talent and diversity of Studio Montclair members including painting, sculpture, video, printmaking, fiber art, and many other disciplines. Runs through August 9. Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 862 500-1447. www.studiomontclair.org

The Lunchtime Film Series Presenting “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018), Oscar winner for Best Actor, Best Editing, and Best Sound. 1pm. Visit website for film schedule. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930. www.sfplnj.org

Verona 4th of July Celebration Music and entertainment will begin at 7pm. Liberty Field off White Rock Road. The fireworks will be held at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. www.veronanj.org/events

Wilderness Skills Summer Camp Join Traditional Earth Skills Instructor Mike Dennis for up to two sessions of outdoor skills building. Participants will identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more. Grades 5-8. Through July 3. 9:30am2:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. Advance registration is required.

Jazz Mondays Love Big Band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes played by Glenn Frank and his talented 16-piece Jazz Band. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

Studio Art Camp: Full Steam Ahead Gear up and travel the world while exploring kinetic art and the mechanics of locomotion in this session informed by STEAM curriculum. Planes, trains, submarines, and other forms of transportation propel this mobile adventure across the globe as campers experiment with a variety of media to create their own wayfaring inventions. Through July 12. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. www. montclairartmuseum.org/content/ summerart-camp

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Monday Teen Movie: Five Feet Apart Based on the best-selling novel by Rachael Lippincott. Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety. 1-3:30pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Career Services This ongoing program is a service of our 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. Ongoing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) This program that provides clients with a confidential consultation by a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Ongoing. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994 or visit www. centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.

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LOOKING AHEAD: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Graham Nash TWO-TIME ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

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egendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

Graham Nash’s passionate voice has often been heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. During this tour, Graham is partnering with Musicians United for Safe Energy (M.U.S.E.) to raise funds on its behalf by offering special benefit seating. (see theatre website for more information) M.U.S.E. is a non-profit organization that supports organizations worldwide that promote safe, alternative non-nuclear energy.

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) 100 South Street, Morristown | 973-539-8008 www.mayoarts.org

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Tuesday, July 2 Community Quilt Exhibit A variety of quilts made by New Providence residents are on display in the Conti room and in the reading area. Runs through July 31. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908665-0311.

Free Summer Concert Featuring the “US Army Field Band” and Soldiers! 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave., Morristown. www.morristwp.com

Blues Tuesdays An amazing lineup of free entertainment including the all-new Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and Jurassic Kingdom along with returning favorites such as the Racing Pigs, Cycle Circus Live, Jungle Island High Dive and explosive Fireworks Nights on July 3 and 4! Feast on mouthwatering food and drinks and experience fun-filled rides for all ages. Parking is free on weekdays and costs $5 on weekends plus Bargain Nights. Through July 7. Met Life Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, Bergen County.

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Andy Lackow and friends play it the way you like it. 8-11pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899.www.suzyques. com

Wednesday, July 3 South Orange Summer Nights “Exodus Supreme” plays a unique blend of Reggae, R&B, Latin, Pop and Rock from the 60s to today. Arrive early to order from the food trucks and pick out a spot on the lawn! Noon. Floods Hill, 100 N Ridgewood Rd., South Orange. www.southorange.org

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Gardenside Meditation A wonderful series of summertime evening meditation classes. Learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session, including walking meditation (weather permitting). Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher. Also July17, 24, and 31. 7–9pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. www.vanvleck.org

Zoo-Vies At Turtle Back Zoo Featuring animal-related movies, shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo Parking Deck. Films will begin at dusk. Admission to the movies is free. For information, please call 973-731-5800 or visit www. essexcountynj.org/turtlebackzoo.

Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. Every Wednesday evening. 7:30-11pm. 973228-5966. www.njfolkdance.tripod.com


Wednesday Karaoke Sing the Night away. 8pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and bar, 34 South Valley St., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com

Thursday, July 4 4th of July in Summit

Montclair July 4th Parade Montclair’s 69th annual Independence Day Parade promises a host of outstanding performances and live entertainment. The parade is followed by a fun Family Picnic in Edgemont Park and a spectacular fireworks display in the evening at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University. 11am-10pm. Bloomfield & S. Fullerton Aves., Montclair. 973-5094915.

4th of July in Livingston

Summit’s 72nd annual Independence Day celebration is an all-day affair. A food truck festival returns by popular demand, plus a children’s decorated bicycle parade, live entertainment throughout the day and carnival rides into the evening. 9:30am-10pm. The event caps off with a fireworks display starting at 9:15pm. Soldiers Memorial Field, 5 Myrtle Ave., Summit. summitcommunityprograms.com/179/fourth-of-july

Livingston’s 83rd Annual July 4th Celebration kicks off at 9am with the largest Auto Show in NJ. The days events include a swim carnival, cricket game and exhibition, rides, games, and free pony rides, Declaration of Independence reading, plus 9-hole Mini Golf and Connect 4 game; Powerhouse Studios Kids ‘N Motion and Twisted Sports, and free kids’ ice cream-eating contest. Amusement rides, food trucks, an afternoon beer & wine café featuring 4 bands. The main stage entertainment at 7:45pm is “Wanted: DOA”, a Bon Jovi Tribute Band, followed by the annual fireworks spectacular at 9:15pm. Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston. www.livingstonnj.org

Computer Training Free computer lessons on Thursday mornings, by appointment. Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computer skills. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org

4th of July Celebration Millburn Flag Raising, Patriot Award, Stroller Parade 9am. Taylor Park. Pre-Firework events: Rides and bands plus refreshments and food provided by La Strada, Angry Archie’s, and Kona Ice. 3pm. Fire works 9:30pm. Millburn High School, 462 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

4th of July Celebration Maplewood Enjoy a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, and much more! 7am-11pm. Light Show Spectacular on Both Concert Stages Followed by Fireworks Launch. 9:25pm. Maplewood Memorial Park Valley St. and Oakview Ave., Maplewood.

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July 4th Celebration West Orange 3rd Annual food truck festival, W.O. High School Lincoln Field. 3-9pm. Beginning at 4:30pm. Kids Zone then Fireworks at Dusk. West Orange High School, 655 Pleasant Valley Way.

Friday, July 5 Free Summer Concert Series “Wanted DOA” Bon Jovi Tribute Band. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www. essexcountyparks.org

All American Dance Party

Whippany Railway Museum Ice Cream Train July is National Ice Cream Month, so join in the fun during a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip train ride. Your ticket includes a scoop of delicious ice cream after the ride at the Snack Depot in Whippany, where additional snacks and refreshments will be available for sale. Trains depart 1, 2, 3 & 4pm, rain or shine from the Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Rd., Whippany. 973887-8177. www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net

Monday, July 8 Nature Explorers Summer Camp Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. Through July 19, Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten 12:30pm to 3:30pm. July 22 to August 2, Grades 1 and 2 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973228-8776. Registration is required. Call the Center at 973-228-8776 for details.

Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Rick Geffken, author of Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, will speak about how the Jersey shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States but have now become fond and faded memories of boardwalks, saltwater taffy, and exhilarating rides. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org

Free Summer Concert Featuring Hanover Wind Symphony 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave., Morristown. www.morristwp.com

Wednesday, July 10 Summer Sing Wednesdays Sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on any Wednesday evening through September 11. This chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free Sing A Cappella Series. Participants will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, fourpart a cappella music in the barbershop style. 7:15pm. The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Rd., Stirling. 908-377-1399. www.hickorytreechorus.org

One Small Step for (a) Man: The Golden Anniversary of Apollo XI Fifty years ago, human beings - including Montclair’s own Buzz Aldrin - set foot on a world not our own, forever changing our view of the cosmos. We’ll look back to that event and its scientific and historical context and look ahead to the possibilities of returning to the Moon. Free. 7pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair . 973-744-0500 x2224. www.adultschool.org

Thursday, July 11 Summer JazzFest

Camp Newark Museum Classic Rock N’ Roll and toes in the sand style songs. Happy hour 5:30-7pm. DJ spins from 8pm-1am. The Dome at the Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Saturday, July 6 Saturdays Under the Stars Dance under the stars in the one-of-a-kind all glass enclosed Dome Lounge. DJ starts at 8pm-1am. Cocktail table seating & bar seating and lounge food available. No cover. Dress to impress. The Dome at the Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Sunday, July 7 Millburn Summer Concerts “Joey Armino & The Family” perform. Rock & Roll dance band. Food, ice cream & refreshments will be sold by Gian Marco. 7-8:30pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn. www.twp.millburn.nj.us

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The 2019 Theme is “This is America.” A fun, innovative six-week experience where children expand their knowledge through exploration of the Museum’s world class art and science collections. Investigate treasures made by man and by nature to gain a new perspective of the world around you. Campers transform materials using their imagination through our hands-on, inquiry driven S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. Ages 3-14. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6637. www.newarkmuseum.org/ camp

Tuesday, July 9 Summer Writing Workshop: Let’s Experiment with Genres Come away from this non-judgmental workshop with at least four poems (week one), a short-short story (week two), one memoir scene (week three), one play scene (week four). Registration required. Fee applies. 2pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224. www.adultschool.org

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Performing is the Evan Sherman Big Band, a 16-piece ensemble of jazz veterans and New York’s most dynamic young musicians, continuing to garner praise from worldwide audiences and critics alike. 7:309pm. Morris Museum, The Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Summer International Film Festival The library will screen “The Cakemaker” (2017). In Hebrew and German with English subtitles. 1and 6:45pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org


Meet the Authors MLB.com journalist and author Mark Feinsand and MLB reporter and author Bryan Hoch will discuss and sign their new book, “Mission 27: A New Boss, A New Ballpark, and One Last Ring for the Yankees’ Core Four.” Mission 27 is a thoroughly reported chronicle of an unforgettable season, packed with interviews with the full cast of key players, team executives, broadcasters and more. 6pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. www. yogiberramuseum.org

Nunsense A Musical Production Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters forcing the surviving sisters to raise funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Featuring tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises at every turn. Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays an Saturdays 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Runs through July 21. Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Centenary University, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Summer Concert Featuring “Big Sister”, North Jersey’s top soul rock band. 7:30pm. Food trucks will be available 6:30pm. West Caldwell Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. www.westcaldwell. com

Friday, July 12 New Wave Dance Party Dance to the pop-rock powerhouse bands who made early 80s synth stylish and danceable with a sole of punk and the upbeat heart that made music and fashion fun “for a new generation” 8pm-1am. No cover. Happy hour 5:30-7pm. Cocktail table & bar seating. Lounge food available. The Dome at The Manor, 111Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Free Summer Concert Series “On the Radio”, a Donna Summer Tribute. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www.essexcountyparks.org

Live Music Robert & Paulina Hill, the fabulous father and daughter singing duo returns to perform a magical night of music. 7:30-9:30pm. 7:30-9:30pm. Montclair Brewery, 101 Walnut St., Montclair. 973-850-0541. www.montclairbrewery.com

Downtown Concert Series “Zaire Band” performs. 6-8pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. www.metc.org

Christmas in July Sale Ho! Ho! Ho! Decorations, ornaments, Christmas-themed housewares, festive clothing and handbags, joyful jewelry, collectibles and bric-a-brac, furniture and rugs, along with a special selection of gift items. All at discount prices. All proceeds support SAGE Eldercare’s programs and services for older adults, their families and caregivers. Also July 13, 10am– 5pm. Sage Eldercare’s Resale Shop, 31B Chatham Rd., Summit. 908-273-5550.

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Saturday, July 13 Maplewoodstock 2019 Nineteen bands will appear throughout the two days (July 13 &14) , including young Maplewoodians Autumn Jones and Luca Max and local blues veteran, Joe Taino. The first note resounds at Noon on both days. Maplewoodstock is a free event held in Memorial Park in a natural amphitheater, steps away from the Maplewood train station. It features 20 food vendors, 60 art vendors, a Kidzone and a beer garden. Noon. Memorial Park, 580 Valley St., Maplewood. 973-763-4202 For more information, band lineup schedules, inquiries please visit www.maplewoodstock.com.

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Ice’d Cream Family Fun Day Enjoy a day of fun as culinary historian Deborah Peterson demonstrates how to make colonial “ice’d creams.” Sample some colonial and modern flavors while enjoying family friendly activities and entertainment. 1-4pm. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. www.metc.org

Choral Society Fundraiser Program

Tuesday, July 16 Diabetes Prevention Information Seminar Nine out of 10 people who have prediabetes do not even know they have it. Join registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators with the Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention to learn more about Prevent Type 2, (a year-long program scheduled to begin in September 2019.) 7-8pm. Free. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Register atwww.rwjbh.org/sbmcevents or 1-888-724-7123.

Amazing Animal Adaptations

The Harmonium Choral Society is pleased to announce Cabaret VI - The Vices: Sex, Drugs and Broadway, with silent auction. A sultry summer show that will take you on a romp through songs from the Broadway stage that sizzle. Wine, appetizers, and desserts, along with a silent auction and wine pull, will make for a memorable extravaganza. 7pm-10:30pm. Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-538-6969.

Sunday, July 14 Walk. Talk. Taste Montclair 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. Space is limited. Program begins at 2 pm in front of the Lackawanna Station. 294 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.montclairhistory.org

Monday, July 15 AARP Driver Safety Course This driving program is geared for the over age 50 population by offering help with age-related changes. Course completion could earn you a discount on car insurance. Course will be completed in one 6-hour session with breaks. Bring your lunch. Limited class size. 9:30am-3:30pm. Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. 973-635-4565. The Senior Center Of The Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. www.Chathamseniorcenter.org

Living on the International Space Station Paul Cirillo will present on how astronauts live and work in space. See breathtaking pictures of the Earth from this orbiting laboratory. Grades 4+. 3:304:30pm. New Providnce Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311. Registration is required online at register.communitypass. net/newprovidence

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Meet and greet live animals from Eyes of the Wild. Learn about their amazing adaptations which help them survive and thrive in the wild. Registration required. 7-8pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. To register: online at vanvleck. org, email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-7444752 ext. 3.

Free Summer Concert Featuring “The Belle Tones” 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave., Morristown. www. morristwp.com

Wednesday, July 17 One Love: Caribbean Music Festival II With an authentic Carnival atmosphere, local artisans and vendors, food trucks and the best music from the Islands, One Love is the most original music festival to hit New Jersey in decades. 1-8pm. Downtown, Newark.

South Orange Summer Nights

Summer JazzFest Dan Levinson’s Midsummer Night’s Jazz Party: Hot Nights in Harlem. Featuring a Dazzling Musical Journey to the epicenter of Jazz in the 1920s and ‘30s with Dan Levinson’s “Gotham SophistiCats.” 7:309pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Book Discussion Group The Group will discuss “All’s Well That Ends Well” by William Shakespeare. 10am. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org

Friday, July 19 60s Summer of Love Dance Party DJ music featuring music from the 60’s. No cover. Happy hour 5:30-7pm. Cocktail table & Bar seating. Lounge food available. 8pm1am. The Dome at the Manor Restaurant, 111Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com

Free Summer Concert Series “Shadows of the 60s”performance. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www.essexcountyparks.org

Saturday, July 20 Refugee: The Ultimate Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute Band

“Xol Azul Band” represents the new Latin Rock breed singing in Spanish and English. Que viva el Rock! Arrive early to order from the food trucks and pick out a spot on the lawn! Noon. Floods Hill, 100 N Ridgewood, South Orange. www.southorange.org

Thursday, July 18 Summer International Film Festival The library will screen Capernaum (2018). In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles. 1 and 6:45pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org

Summer Concert

Playing the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty solo music and some Mudcrutch and Travlin’ Willbury’s thrown in for good measure. 8pm. Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, Boland Dr., West Orange.

“New Power Soul” performs. Where Creativity meets Quality. 7:30pm. Food trucks will be available 6:30pn. West Caldwell Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. www.westcaldwell.com (continued on page 23)

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Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Discusses Co-Parenting During a Separation

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hen a couple with children makes the decision to separate and possibly divorce, they are faced with learning how to co-parent while living apart. Navigating the changes in the relationship and living situation is difficult, but there are laws in New Jersey that can assist in the pre-divorce process. Karolina Dehnhard, Esq., Chair of the New Jersey Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group at Norris McLaughlin in Short Hills answers questions parents may ask themselves at the start of a new and different life.

What do you tell your clients is the most important factor in successfully co-parenting during the separation phase of divorce? Be reasonable with each other and keep the best interests of the child at the forefront. Be sure that personal issues with the former spouse are set aside. Although disagreements will arise, it is important to assess the situation and “pick your battles.”

Can child custody agreements be put in place during separation? Yes, the goal during this period is to maintain the marital status quo. However, if the situation is one where one parent

has moved out of the marital home and the family unit has been broken down, then a parenting time schedule is put in place to ensure that each parent has time with the child(ren).

Are spouses entitled child support during a separation? Child support is the right of the child, so parents cannot agree to waive it.. The court would calculate child support utilizing the Child Support Guidelines which factors in the income of both parents, the amount of overnights the child spends with each parent and other expenses such as the cost of health insurance incurred and work-related childcare expenses.

What is the most common concern you hear from couples regarding their children when they begin the process of divorce? It is important that parents do not place their children in the crossfire of the unraveling of their marriage. This is most important in the context of one parent embarking on a new relationship. It is natural for the other parent to try to “shield” the child(ren) from meeting this “other” person, and this can often manifest into taking unreasonable positions. The better

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. approach, and one that will lend itself to the ability for divorced or divorcing couples to continue to co-parent, is to express their respective concerns and to set some expectations regarding the involvement of the new person, but to be open to the idea that each party will eventually move on. Of course, we recommend to our clients that they work for their mental health professionals to agree on the best approach in making the introduction, especially when children are younger in age.

Karolina Dehnhard, Esq. Norris McLaughlin, PA 51 John F. Kennedy Parkway, First Floor West, Short Hills

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FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS TUESDAY, JULY 2 U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Garden State Radio

Separate Ways

7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Playing pop-rock hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove

Exodus Supreme

The Ultimate Tribute to the music of Journey. 7pm. Gazebo, Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park Keeping the Oldies alive. 7pm. Taylor Park, 78 Main St., Millburn

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Joey Arminio & The Family

New Power Soul

Performing classic soul songs plus todays current top R&B and Pop Hits.7pm. Gazebo, S. Livingston Ave, Livingston. (Rain location: Livingston HS)

THURSDAY JULY 4

Mark Murphy and Friends Local singer-songwriter. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Road & Mead Street, South Orange.

A unique blend of Reggae, R&B, Latin, Pop and Rock from the 60s to today. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Road & Mead Street, South Orange. Performing a variety of genres. 7:30 Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield

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TUESDAY, JULY 9

Cameos

A singer with a rich alto voice and a repertoire that includes funk, soul, jazz, blues and rock & roll. 7pm. Essex County Orange Park, Center & S. Harrison Sts, Orange

THURSDAY, JULY 11 New Power Soul

New Jersey’s favorite oldies group. 6pm. Memorial Park, 580 Valley St., Maplewood

Performing a variety of genres. 7pm. Civic Square, 600 Bloomfield Ave, Verona

FRIDAY, JULY 12 On the Radio

Wanted DOA A Bon Jovi Tribute band. 7pm. Gazebo, S. Livingston Ave, Livingston. (Rain location: Livingston HS)

FRIDAY, JULY 5 Whitney Jackson 7pm. Sloan Street Gazebo, South Orange

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Route 80’s Band Performing favorite 80’s music. 7pm. Village Green, Broady & Maple Sts., Summit (raindate July 10)

Hanover Wind Symphony 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

Radio Nashville Covering the Best Modern Country Music from the North of Nashville. 7pm. Brookside Park, 90 Bay Ave., Bloomfield

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A Donna Summers tribute band. 7:30 Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield


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TUESDAY, JULY 23

Street Hassle Performing Classic Rock, Blues, Motown & Pop with an incrediblely powerful horn section. 7pm. Gazebo, Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park

Joey Arminio &The Family Keeping the Oldies alive. 7pm. Gazebo at Memorial Field, S. Livingston Ave. , Livingston. (Rain location: Livingston HS)

The Platinum Band Infernos America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group. 7pm O’Beirne Field, 19 Harrison St., Roseland

TUESDAY, JULY 16 The Belle Tones Their repertoire includes popular music from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, plenty of Patriotic tunes, Broadway and Jazz. 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

THURSDAY, JULY 18 West Morris Community Band 7pm. Centennial Park, Springfield Ave., New Providence

New Power Soul Performing a variety of genres. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell

Infernos

FRIDAY, JULY 19

America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove

Frank Novello & Tomoko Ohno

88mph Band

Shadows of the 60’s

Featuring 90’s & Old School Hip Hop. 7pm. Village Green, Broad & Maple Sts., Summit (raindate July 17)

A tribute to Motown groups. 7:30pm. Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

7pm. Sloan Street Gazebo, South Orange

Disco, Motown and Soul of the 70’s. 7pm. Village Green, Broad & Maple Sts., Summit (raindate July 24)

Country Comfort Playing hits from today’s top country artists with the occasional classic favorite thrown in. 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

AM Gold Party Band Playing the #1 Hits from 19751985. 7pm. Morgans Farm, 903 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove

Gordon James A solo singer-songwriter and has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores. 7pm. Essex County Ivy Hill Park, Mt. Vernon Pl., Newark

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Xol Azul Band

Jesse Garron’s Tribute To Elvis

Representing the new Latin Rock breed singing in Spanish and English. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Road & Mead Street, South Orange.

Acclaimed as “The closest thing to the King.” 7pm. Gazebo, Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park

Garden State Radio Playing pop-rock hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today. 7pm. Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona

Parrot Beach Jimmy Buffet cover band. 7:30pm. Veterans Memorial Park, 205 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights

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FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS Take 2 Performing tracks that cover everything from the 70’s to today. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Road & Mead Street, South Orange.

Jobonanno’s Spirit of Asbury Revue A Celebration of the bands & songs that made Asbury Park. 7pm. Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona

THURSDAY, JULY 25 Kinderhook Country rock band. 7pm. Centennial Park, Springfield Ave., New Providence

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Summer of 1969: Woodstock. 7pm. Village Green, Broad & Maple Sts., Summit (raindate July 31)

Bruce Springsteen tribute band. 7pm. Centennial Park, Springfield Ave., New Providence

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Garden State Radio

Classic Jazz/Swing Big Band. 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Playing pop-rock hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 Consequence Joel Cotton

Deadful Greats

7pm. Sloan Street Gazebo, South Orange

Playing the best of the 70’s Grateful Dead. 7:30pm. Floods Hill, North Ridgewood Road & Mead Street, South Orange.

Infernos

The band plays a wide verity of music from past to present with a song list emphasizing dancing and good times. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell

America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group. 7:30pm. Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 FRIDAY, JULY 26

One Fine Tapestry

Brynn Stanley Performing a unique blend of classic vocalists—Ella Fitzgerald; Peggy Lee and modern stars— Norah Jones and Diana Krall. 6pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison

Beginnings A Chicago tribute band. 7:30pm. Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield

The Idol Kings Songs from Tom Petty, John Cougar Mellencamp, Journey & other greats. 7:30pm. Veterans Memorial Park, 205 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights

Jersey Sound Oldies band, featuring an eclectic blend of oldies, classic rock, Motown and R&B. 7pm. Essex County Cedar Grove Park, 199 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove

Cameos New Jersey’s favorite oldies group. 7pm. O’Berne Field, 19 Harrison St., Roseland

Performing music of Billy Joel. 7:30pm. Veterans Memorial Park, 205 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 Rick Larrimore Beginnings A Chicago tribute band. 7pm. Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Vero

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52nd Street Band

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SUNDAY JULY 28 A multi-talent tribute show—Billy Joel; Neil Diamond; Tom Petty; The Doors; Johnny Cash & Jimmy Buffett classics. 7pm. Gazebo, Borough Hall Complex, 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park

Carole King tribute band. 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave, Morristown

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A Rod Stewart tribute band. 7:30pm. Crane Park Gazebo, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell


Where PASSION Meets Pure PERFORMANCE! AUGUST 9 House of Hamill Performing fiddle tunes, original songs, as well as traditional and contemporary songs. 6pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison

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Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Daughters of Israel

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ttracting more than 200 participants, the tournament was held on June 3 at Canoe Brook Country Club. In addition to the golf tournament, the event included a card and game party, tennis round robin, cocktail reception, and awards ceremony. Generously underwritten by First Republic Private Wealth Management, the event was co-chaired by Jason Halper and Dan Klinger, and Honorary Chair Michael Forman. All proceeds went to benefit the skilled long-term nursing and short-term rehabilitation facility in West Orange.

1. Timothy Deygoo (NYC), David Farber (Short Hills), Larry Rothenberg, Board Member (Livingston), Shaun Van Vliet (Chatham), and Schuyler Perry (Bedford, NY), of First Republic Private Wealth Management, event underwriter. Photo credit: Bev Weiss Photography 2. Marit Halper and Jason Halper, Golf CoChair and President Designate (Randolph)

3. Dan Klinger, Golf Co-Chair and Board Member, and Stacey Klinger (Livingston) 4. David Silverstein, President of the Board of Governors of Daughters of Israel (Chatham), with his parents Jo and Louis Silverstein (Millburn) 5. Todd Forman (Tenafly), Brett Forman (Scarsdale) and Michael Forman (White Plains, NY) Photo credit: Bev Weiss Photography

6. Ashley Steinhart (Livingston), Richard Ross, Board Member (North Caldwell), Donald Carlucci (Parsippany), & Joseph Silverman (Wayne) Photo credit: Bev Weiss Photography 7. Marsha Fiske (West Orange), Former President Board President, (rear left) Nancy Chernack (Bernardsville), Trudy Slater (Livingston), Carole Buchwald (Short Hills), and Ethel Gittlin (West Orange) 8. Bruce Tucker (Short Hills) and Dale Schoenberg (Florham Park)

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Sunday, July 21 Historic YWCA & House Tours Visit one or both houses in one afternoon. The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. 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 Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3pm. Tours of the Shultz House are on the half hour, last tour 3:30pm. Under 2 free. From 1-4 pm. 30 North Mountain Ave., and 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796. www.montclairhistory.org

Free Summer Concert Featuring “Country Comfort” ! 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave., Morristown. www.morristwp.com

Wednesday, July 24 Woodstock Anniversary Concert Local rock band, “Rewind” will perform classic rock music from the 60’s on the lawn 7pm. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Lundt Meeting Room. Library f the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chatham library.org

Art in the Garden

Thursday, July 25

Join Inspirational Life Coach & Psychotherapist, Sue Waldman for a an enchanting evening of painting in her garden. Held outdoors (weather permitting). 7-8:30pm. Class is limited so register early at 973857-9090. www.uniquephoto.com

Summer Concert

Millburn Summer Concert “Jersey Sound” performs. Classic Oldies and Rock n Roll, Motown, R&B & Pop. Food, ice cream & refreshments will be sold by Gian Marco. 7-8:30pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn. www.twp.millburn.nj.us

“Steppin’ Out” performs. A pop & contemporary band playing just the right mix of R&B, Disco, Motown, Jazz & the top 40 tunes. Food by Russillo’s Ristorante. 7:30pm. West Caldwell Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. www.westcaldwell.com

Victor Jones Ensemble to Perform

“Beginnings” perform a Chicago Tribute. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www. essexcountyparks.org The versatile instrumentalists of Amani will recreate the sound of Nat King Cole, who was among the most famous entertainers in the 1950’s and 60’s. 7:30-9pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

Disco Dance Party

Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Support Group Join Michelle Pasia, MPH, RDN, Program Coordinator of The Kogan Celiac Center, and Monica Hansen, ShopRite’s in-store dietitian, as they walk you through the store pointing out healthy, gluten-free foods. Meet at the dietitian’s office by the produce section. The same tours will be offered twice, beginning promptly at 5 and 6:30pm. Free. ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 178 Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls. Register at www.rwjbh.org/sbmcevents.

Summer Concert Series “Jumping the Gun” performs. Their lyrics speak to a broad audience of anyone facing the challenges of real life. In their rock sound, you might hear hints of iconic bands from the 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s. Free. 6pm. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. www.metc.org

Friday, July 26

Free Summer Concert Series

Monday Teen Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody

Tuesday, July 23

Vintage tea cups are great for more than sipping tea. In this class you will learn how to turn extra china around your home into a beautiful eco-friendly candle. Registration requird. Fee applies. 6:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. 973-744-0500 x2224. www.adultschool.org

Recognized as one of the most prolific and eclectic drummers in jazz today, Jones appears on more than two hundred recordings and soundtracks. 7-11pm. Montclair Brewery, 101 Walnut St., Montclair. 973850-0541. www.montclairbrewery.com

Summer JazzFest

Monday, July 22

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. 1-3pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Soy Candlemaking 101: Vintage Tea Cup Candles

The Summer International Film Festival The library will screen “Shoplifters” (2018). A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. (Japanese with English subtitles) 1and 6:45pm. Rated R. Free. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org

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Shimmery, flaired, flowy, or just plain funky-put on your dancing pants and groove to the songs to the 70s performed by the DJ, 8-11pm followed by an eclectic mix of dance music until 1am. No cover. Happy Hour 5:30-7pm. The Dome at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurent.com

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Downtown Concert Series Brynn Stanley will charm audiences with standards from The Great American Songbook with her smooth, silky voice. A unique blend of classic vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald with modern stars like Norah Jones. Free. 6pm. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. www.metc.org

Monday Teen Movie: “Mortal Engines”

The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Through August 11. Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org

Saturday, July 27 9th Annual National Dance Day The Connection will be offering a variety of dance classes and activities for kids, teens and adults. All are welcome. Free. The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242 www.TheConnectionOnline.org” www.TheConnectionOnline.org

The Hows And Whens Of Hospice Learn the difference between curative, palliative, and hospice care, and how to enhance your provision at each state of a diagnosis through medical, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual services and support. 12:30pm. Presented by Hospice of New Jersey. Program preceded by a light lunch. The Senior Center Of The Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.Chathamseniorcenter.org

Based on the novel by Philip Reeve. Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop London—now a giant, predator city on wheels—from devouring everything in its path. Rated PG-13. 1-3:15pm. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Tuesday, July 30 Free Summer Concert Featuring Reeds, Rhythm, And All That Brass! 7pm. Ginty Recreation Complex, 45 Woodland Ave., Morristown. www.morristwp.com

Monday, July 29

Wednesday, July 31

Creative Dramatics and Comedy Camp

Montclair Jazz Festival Program Hear two of the hottest rising pianists on the scene today, Emmet Cohen and Isaiah Thompson. Both pianists have Montclair roots, and both are recent winners of major music awards--performed in a cozy lounge with a classic NYC jazz club vibe. 7pm. Montclair Social Club, 499 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. www.montclairjazzfestival.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Group Alliance

Geared for children who want to create, develop, write and perform in their own show and create the scenery as well. Through August 9. Ages 6-17. Drop off 8-9am. Camp program 9am-4 pm. Pick up 4-5pm. Presented by all Children’s Theatre. Held at Holiday Inn, 707 Route 46 East, Prasippany. www.allchildrenstheatre.org/parsippany.html

Decorative Painting on Glass for Seniors Participants will paint a glass bottle with a light-up cork in a sunflower design. Instructor: Leigh Gardener from Care One Assisted Living of Livingston. All supplies provided: just bring your love of art to class.10:30am. Free event. Sign-up required. The Senior Center Of The Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.Chathamseniorcenter.org

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Family and friends are also a priority and each week there will be an opportunity for learning and growth. Guest speaker Daniel Harris will discuss ‘The Vase in the Garden’: DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is very beneficial for people who have mood disorders as well as addiction disorders. 7:45pm. There are two adult peer support groups every Tuesday from 7:30-9pm with family and friends. Every Tuesday is also a group for Young Adults age 18-25. No charge for peer groups. Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. 973-994-1143. www.dbsanewjersey.org/morristownarea

Thursday, August 1 Summer JazzFest Grove Street Stompers was formed in 1959 by band leader and piano player Bill Dunham. This fabulous group’s repertoire includes samples of Dixieland, New Orleans and swing styles. 7:30-9pm. Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.

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Meet the Author Former Mets outfielder Art Shamsky will sign his new book, “After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ‘69 Mets.” Hear about this inside account of an iconic team in baseball history, a consistently last-place squad that turned it all around in just one season. Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver and other teammates reminisce reminisce about what happened then and where they are today. 6pm. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. www.yogiberramuseum.org

“Living Room Trio” Concert The group will perform a selection of Broadway tunes, rock, country and original music. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the Lundt meeting room. 7pm. Library f the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www. chathamlibrary.org

Nature’s Splendor: New Jersey Highlands Juried Art & Photography Exhibit

Organized by the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, in association with the Morris Museum, the sixth Juried Highlands Art exhibit will once again incorporate paintings, drawings, photography, mixed-media and sculpture, which emphasize the wealth of natural and cultural resources found throughout the Highlands region. Runs through November 3. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-9713700. www.morrismuseum.org


WE PAY CA$H FOR: Summer Concert “Garden State Radio Band” performs. The band brings to life the biggest multi- genre anthems of the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today. Food by Rusillo’s Ristorante. 7:30pm. West Caldwell Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. www.westcaldwell.com

Free Summer Concert Series 8pm-1am. “The Infernos” perform. 7:30pm. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. www.essexcountyparks.org

Sunday, August 4 Friday, August 2 Black & White Party DJ will be spinning classic and contemporary club hits. Attire: Black, White or Black & White. No cover. Happy hour 5:30-7pm. Cocktail table & bar seating. Lounge food available. 8pm-1am. The Dome at The Manor Restaurant, 111Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www. themanorrestaurant.com

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Millburn Summer Concert “Enough Said” performs. Classic Rock from the 60’s to current day. 7-8:30pm. Taylor Park, 100 Main St., Millburn. www.twp.millburn.nj.us

Monday, August 5 Nature Explorers Summer Camp Enjoy exploring and discovering woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more. Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level. August 5-August 16, Grades 3 and 4 12:304:30pm. Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-228-8776. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, August 8 Start with swimming, boating, and fun on the Wibit, the inflatable obstacle course. Families are welcome to arrive at 4pm for free beach admission and water activities. (Wibit and Boat use are an additional fee) Pack your own picnic dinner to enjoy beachside. Relax, and gather around the roaring campfire, while listening to stories and roasting delicious s’mores. Enjoy fun games throughout the evening for all ages too! S’more making kits and a light beachside breakfast are provided. Open to the public. 7pm9am. Sunrise Lake Beach Club, 270 Mendham Rd., Morris Township. Registration required at 973-326-7616 or email ecreation@morrisparks.net.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group A support group for those with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular/ movement disorders. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Register at 973-3228195 or www.rwjbh.org/sbmcevents

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Saturday, August 10 Creative Greeting Cardmaking A great way to beat the heat and make beautiful and creative cards for all occasions. All materials provided. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311. Register at www.register.communitypass. net/newprovidence

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his exhibition featuring a selection of 72 works by one of rock & roll’s best-known and most respected photographers. Active in the rock scene for over fifty years, Bob Gruen has shot some of the most memorable images of rock music’s greatest artists. His photographic approach is distinguished by the ability to capture performers, both onstage and off, through candid images that convey the feeling of the moment. The show will be on view from June 21-November 10, 2019. From the beginning of his career Bob Gruen has been as central to the rock scene as the musicians he photographed. His body of work reflects rock music’s trajectory, from the mid-1960s, documenting pioneers such as Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley, to the hard rock bands of the early 1970s, such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Who. He was also John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s personal photographer and friend, taking pictures of their working life as well as private times.

Morris Museum Runs through November 10, 2019 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown | 973-971-3700 www.morrismuseum.org

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HOUSE HEAD Summer Festival Tribute: Club Zanzibar with DJ Hippie Torrales, along with resident DJ Jose Burgos and more. Bring your chair, blanket or umbrella. 50/50 raffle, food and merchandise vendors on site. Noon-9pm. Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), 4 Boland Drive, West Orange. www.househeadsummerfestival.com

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Now in its ninth year—one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals. Music fans of all ages enjoy performances on the beautiful green located in the center of Morristown. Parking available in public lots and the train station is a couple of blocks away. Noon. Military Park, Broad St. & Park Pl., Newark.

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Parent & child; preschool and school age classes for girls and boys in Swimming; youth fitness, STEM, Warrior Challenges; karate, art, dance, gymnastics, cooking as well as adult fitness, dance and swim. 8:30am online, in person at 9:30am. Classes start Sept 3rd. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. To view the schedule of classes go to www.TheConnectionOnline.org

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Over 200 artists, crafters and vendors, music, games and family fun. 11am-5pm. Beechwood Rd., and Springfield Ave., Downtown, Summit.

College Admissions Essay Workshop Learn from Joe Pickton, New Providence resident, parent, Language Arts teacher, and tutor. Students will learn tips for choosing essay topics, how to make their essay stand out, and basic strategies for writing a cohesive, representative piece that will impress college admissions reviewers. Grades 9-12. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311. Register for this event on NP Community Pass.

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“The KOOTZ” perform. This Rock & Roll band brings you energetic renditions of classics from the 60’s to the 90’s. 7:30pm. West Caldwell Gazebo, Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell. www.westcaldwell.com

Monday, August 26 Depression and Bipolar Support Group Alliance Mallory, an author, shares her story about story that was published in the college mental health/stigma fighting anthology “Our Stories, Ourselves.” 7:45pm. There are two adult peer support groups every Tuesday from 7:30-9pm with family and friends. Every Tuesday is also a group for Young Adults age 18-25. No charge for peer groups. Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. 973-994-1143. www.dbsanewjersey.org/morristownarea


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A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Creating Custom Storage Spaces Photo by Dan Epstein

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losets by Design, which serves customers throughout North New Jersey, specializes in designing attractive storage spaces. From custom closets to the pantry, they can organize any area of the home. Here, Vice President Nadine Holtz shares a behind the scenes look at the consultation process and more.

When you see a space that is disorganized and limited in storage options, do you find it overwhelming or do you get excited about the possibilities? Excited of course! Within every design problem, there is a solution unique to that problem. We will figure it out and leave you with a beautiful product that will completely change your life and last for years.

What are some of the common reasons why customers seek the expertise of Closets by Design? We offer complete home organizing: custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, wall beds, pantries, laundry rooms, mudrooms, wall units and hobby rooms–with free in-home design consultations. We have been in business for 17 years in New Jersey, and our product is custom designed. Customers appreciate our large selection of features and accessories, including a huge selection of solid, textured and wood grain melamine. In addition, we provide free delivery and professional installation.

What are some of the solutions that you offer? One example is custom closets. Our custom closets will maximize your space and create a closet that helps organize not only your clothes, but your life. Each closet is built with the individual client in mind. We offer four distinct styles to choose from:

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Everyday Collection: The answer to eliminating closet clutter. The basic yet useful design will give your closets a fresh look at a sensible price. This collection consists of 3/4” straight edge panels, shelves and flat face doors and drawers. Classic Collection: This collection combines simplicity and style. It unites essential organization with stylish design to create the practical closet. This collection features an exclusive soft edge treatment and half overlay doors and drawers. Regency Collection: The excellence in closet design. The collection incorporates 1 1/8” panels, ¾” shelves, our exclusive soft edge treatment and half overlay doors and drawers with flat face and soft edge.

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Health, Beauty, Wellness

Take Steps Toward Superior Sleep

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hile it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control. “A lack of sleep can often be the result of poor habits, environmental variables or a combination of factors,” said Dr. Sujay Kansagra, an associate professor at Duke University Medical Center and sleep health expert for Mattress Firm. “Undiagnosed medical disorders aside, most people find that overcoming their sleep obstacles is very achievable.”

Try improving your sleep with these seven tips from Kansagra: Create an atmosphere conducive to sleep by choosing comfortable bedding and setting the thermostat to a temperature between 68-72 F. An ambient noise machine may drown out traffic and other sleep-disturbing sounds. If it’s not possible to completely darken your room, try installing darkout curtains or wearing a sleep mask. Blue light emitted by electronic devices and ambient light may delay or disrupt your sleep. It’s best to remove or limit cellphones and other sources of bright light from the bedroom at least 30 minutes before it’s time for you to fall asleep. Establish a bedtime routine and stick to it. At about the same time each evening, listen to soothing music, read a book or take a warm bath or shower. Yoga moves that relax muscles and promote steady breathing can be helpful but avoid vigorous activity that accelerates your heart rate before bedtime.

Be conscious of factors that may affect the quality of your rest. If you have reflux or experience frequent back pain, your sleep may not be as restful. Consider upgrading your bed with an adjustable base that allows you to change your sleep position with the simple push of a button. A slight elevation to your neck and head can allow for a more open airway and a quieter night of sleep. Adjustable bases like those from Mattress Firm offer a movable foundation for your mattress. Because of its adaptability, an adjustable base is suitable for sleepers with chronic pain or reflux, as well as the average sleeper looking for more comfort. If your mattress shows signs of age, it may be the reason you have trouble falling asleep. There are several factors that determine the “shelf life” of your mattress, including quality and usage, so it’s important to evaluate your mattress regularly to make sure it’s still giving you the support you need for a good night’s sleep. If you are unable to fall asleep after 20 minutes, try getting out of bed and doing something relaxing until you feel sleepy. Staying in bed and watching the clock increases your anxiety and can make it more difficult to drift off. Remember that good daytime habits promote better quality sleep at night. You may be rewarded with a better night’s sleep by exercising daily, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet and reducing or eliminating nicotine. Avoid naps during the day if possible, but if one is required, limit it to 30 minutes or less and take it early in the afternoon. Get outside during the morning to enjoy the benefits of natural light, which is a strong regulator of the biological clock. Not getting an appropriate amount of sleep can be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being and may pose serious health risks. Find more information to help improve your sleep at mattressfirm.com/blog. – Family Features

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Health, Wellness, Beauty

5 OUTDOOR EXERCISES to Give Your Knees a Rest This Summer

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ou have waited all winter to get outside and start running on your favorite route, track or trail, and summer is finally here. With the warm weather, though, comes a chance to mix up your fitness routine.

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Hiking: There are many options locally. Check out South Mountain Reservation, Mills Reservation or Eagle Rock Reservation.

Running is one of the greatest exercises you can do—it is natural, inexpensive and incredibly effective for both losing weight and improving your cardiovascular fitness. It is safe too, provided you run using good form and change your running sneakers regularly.

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Summer lends itself to so many other outdoor activities. If your knees need a break or you are not a fan of running, consider these alternate forms of outdoor exercises that can be kinder to your knees.

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nowing how to swim is key to keeping safe in the water, no matter the activity. This holds true for adults and children, and in most cases, the earlier kids are exposed to the water and taught to swim, the more natural it comes to them. Swimming lessons typically are available at community centers and through the Red Cross. In addition to swimming well, heed these additional tips for water safety: Swim where lifeguards are on duty. Wear life jackets rather than water wings, and do not use air-filled or foam toys like “noodles” and inner tubes as personal flotation devices. Designate a supervisor to watch and be near young swimmers.

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If you have a pool at home, install a four-sided, four-foot-high fence with self-closing and self-latching gates around the pool. And while you always should try to avoid rip currents, if you do get caught in one, experts advise swimming parallel to the shore until you get out of the current. Then swim directly toward shore.

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s Captain Henry Barletta, US ARMY dentist, turned off of Springfield Avenue onto Pitney Avenue in New Providence in 1957, he never would have believed that his brand-new brick home-office would still be treating families over 60 years later. Starting the practice after serving two years at Fort Dix, his home-office quickly became a solid fixture for the residents of the picturesque town of New Providence and surrounding communities. When his third child, Daniel, after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental school in 1985 began working in the same home-office on Pitney Avenue, Dr. (Henry) Barletta could not have been prouder. Dr. Dan, as many of his patients refer to him, has carried on the tradition that his father began—treating all patients with care and compassion in a welcoming and warm setting. Dr. (Dan) Barletta, his wife Laurie, and their five children have been thrilled to be an active part of the New Providence community: being involved with sports; coaching; school shows; booster clubs; fund raising events; church groups and more. The practice continues to thrive with the announcement of Dr. Michael Ziobro joining the office. Dr. Ziobro graduated Cum Laude from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. At his general practice residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, Dr. Ziobro had been treating a diverse patient population and has gained extensive experience with the newest dental technological advancements.

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alandra’s Mediterranean Grill’s chef Robert Caravaggio is one of those chefs who trained the “old school” way starting in the kitchens of his Nonna, his mom, and his aunt. After a twenty year stint in Las Vegas where he manned the kitchens in places like Sam’s Town, The Tropicana, and Treasure Island specializing in both Northern and Southern Italian cuisine, the need to be near family brought him back to New Jersey. Serendipity happened when he met the Calandra brothers and as he says, he and Anthony “just hit it off.” In the year and a half that Chef Caravaggio has been at the helm of the Mediterranean Grill, he has completely redone the menu in the restaurant, the bar, the catering service, and even the room service at the Hampton Inn & Suites where the restaurant is located. He has created new dishes and some that are wonderfully nostalgic and harkening back 100 years of Italian tradition. There are several restaurant selections worth noting: the Calandra Salad–a deconstructed Greek Salad with cucumber, feta cheese, kalamata olives, onion, grape tomatoes, avocado and dressed with season lemon vinaigrette; and the Watermelon Salad, which includes fresh mint, basil, and pan-seared scallops, seasoned with salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Another salad worth tasting is Insalada Capri, which features sliced beefsteak tomatoes, burrata cheese, sliced prosciutto, roasted walnuts, fresh pesto and just the right touch of lemon vinaigrette. Chitarra Amatriciana is a pasta dish named for guitar strings which it resembles. The pasta is dressed with onions, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, a touch of pomidori sauce, fresh parsley, fresh pecorino romano, and of course a touch of evoo. A real standout is the Chippino, a fisherman’s stew from the Liguria region, near Portofino. It’s a wonderful combination of calamari, salmon, mussels, clams, and shrimp with a spicy tomato and wine broth which is served with toasted

Chef Robert Caravaggio crostini made of course from the amazing Calandra’s fresh baked bread. Fish is big in Italian cuisine, so you’ll find Chef Caravaggio’s take on Bronzino that is served grilled, with curry-infused couscous, and roasted cauliflower with Italian bread crumbs and garnished with grape tomatoes, shallots, and lemon zest. Not to be missed for lamb lovers is a Mediterranean Rack of Lamb, made from Australian lamb which the chef says is bigger and more flavorful than popular New Zealand lamb. Served with sun-dried tomatoes, couscous, and a cucumber-based fresh Greek salad. Chef Caravaggio gives kudos and says: “I’m proud of what we do here. I have an amazing kitchen crew. I couldn’t do it without them.” He also notes that both servers and kitchen staff have been with the Grill for an average of 10 years. Using the finest ingredients he can procure as well as utilizing the baked goods from the renowned Calandra’s Bakery, which delivers twice daily, the Grill has found itself with rave reviews from Zagat, Diner’s Choice, Open Table, and Trip Advisor. A trip to this truly singular dining experience won’t disappoint. And as Chef Robert says: “It may be the most authentic Mediterranean restaurant you’ve ever visited.”

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Cioppino Ingredients:

6 oz salmon, cut into 1-inch pieces (you can substitute salmon with other firm-fleshed fish filets)

¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste

¾ cup clam juice (fish broth is recommended)

2 tablespoons butter

5-6 ea grape tomatoes, halved

6 oz calamari rings

1/3 cup white wine

½ cup pomodoro sauce

4 ea mussels (main or PEI Mussel)

3 bay leaves

2 tablespoons fresh basil, julienned

4 ea little clams

4 ea large shrimp, peeled and deveined (size 13/15)

Italian Parsley, chopped

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup white onion, diced

4 oz fresh clam meat

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper

Directions: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the butter, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté until golden brown and onions are soft. Add salmon, calamari, mussels and clams and sauté 3-4 minutes. Add bay leaves. Stir in wine and reduce by half. Add shrimp and clam meat. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in clam juice and pomodoro sauce. Add tomatoes and basil. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer 1012 minute while the flavors blend and the mussels have opened. Season to taste, with additional salt and red pepper flakes. Ladle the soup into bowls, finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and parsley. Arrange your crostinis around your soup bowl.

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Toasted Crostini Preheat oven to 350º. Slice Calandra’s seedless French Bread on an angle, ½ - ¾-inch thick, 6-8 slices. Brush 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil evenly over bread slices. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon oregano, a pinch of red pepper flakes and salt, ½ teaspoon granulated garlic powder and 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese evenly over bread slices. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Bake approximately 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Summer 2019

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NEW PROVIDENCE Moe’s Bistro and Bar 535 Central Ave, New Providence 908-840-4540 | moesbistroandbar.com Located inside the Best Western Plus & Murray Hill Hotel and Suites, offer a full and varied menu with a Mediterranean flare. Full bar and live entertainment.

Fan Bistro Giovanni’s Bistro Bar & Catering 449 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-464-6644 | www.giovannisbistrobar.com Featuring a fresh modern style combining the flavors from America’s melting pot with traditional techniques with a classic dining experience.

Strega Bistro 430 Springfield Ave Berkeley Heights 908-665-5905 | www.stregabh.com Modern Italian Farm to Table Bistro featuring seasonal organic menu with Mediterranean influenced-specials.

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Mezza Mediterranean 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston NJ 07039 973-992-9300 | www.mezzalivingston.com MEZZA prepares authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch. As you walk into our new spacious and attractive dining space, the aroma of fresh spices with a hint of citrus greets you at the door. As you and your dining companions relax in the ambiance of main dining room or our intimate private dinner space, the sight of the artistic presentation of our appetizers, entrees, and desserts will entrance you. When our attentive wait staff serves your selection from our new menu, you’ll immerse your palate in the delicious tapestry of flavors of dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients.

8 South St, New Providence | 908-898-1818 www.fanbistro.m988.com Warm, stone-&-wood-clad stop offering Chinese & Japanese fare such as sushi plus lunch specials.

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.

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Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine 237 Main St, Chatham | 973-635-3888 www.MitsubaChatham.com Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting.

Restaurant Serenade 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-0303 | www.restaurantserenade.com Artful dining, as conceived by award-winning Chef James Laird. A showcase of the finest handselected seasonal and regional ingredients in simple, refined presentations by Chef Laird.

MILLBURN Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering.

12 Islands Greek Taverna 1255 Valley Rd, Stirling | 908-647-2193 www.12islandsgreektaverna.com Charming eatery crafting traditional Greek fare, including seafood & classic homestyle dishes. 12 Island has a full bar and themenu is assembled with a wide variety of recipes from the Dodecanese and other islands.

EAST HANOVER Squirrel & The Bee 515 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills 973-376-4888 www.squirrelandthebee.com All of their baked goods are made with a nut flour base, so they are loaded with protein, healthy fats, vitamins & minerals. The bake shop has a warm, casual atmosphere and is a great place to come with the family or to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. Also serving soups, salads, veggie burgers and more.

East Hanover Diner 275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 | www.EastHanoverDiner.com Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant.

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SUMMIT Natale’s Summit Bakery 185 Broad St, Summit | 908-277-2074 www.NatalesBakery.com Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 80 years.

Umi Sushi

Roots Steakhouse

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-921-2848 www.MillburnUmi.com Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. MonThu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm.

401 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-273-0027 www.rootssteakhouse.com/summit Roots Steakhouse is an old-fashioned New York style Steakhouse. Diners can expect delicious USDA aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west.

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The Dome Rooftop Lounge WEST ORANGE Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 | www.highlawn.com 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.

The Manor 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange | 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com 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.

WARREN Bruno’s Bistro 116 Mountain Blvd Ext, Warren | 732-217-1777 www.brunosbistro.com Italian fine dining restaurant, a great place to celebrate a romantic evening or a special occasion with a small group of friends or family. It is upscale ambiance with small town charm.

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Lukas’ Seafood & Grill 61 Mountain Blvd, Warren | 908-668-4888 www.lukasnj.com Seafood, steak and bar offering Mediterranean cooking and culture in an upscale casual environment.

Silk Road Restaurant 41 Mountain Blvd, Warren | 908-561-8288 www.silkroadrestaurant.org Silk Road, the second Afghan restaurant in the state of New Jersey, transports its customers to classical Afghanistan. As you walk through the doors, you are welcomed with the sights of an old world Afghanistan, the sounds of its traditional music and the smells of fresh bread and kabobs awaiting you.

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Spice Isle 41 Mountain Blvd, Warren | 908-834-8864 www.spiceislenj.com/index.html Spice Isle introduces diners and re-connects Caribbean vacationers to tasty, flavorful Caribbean fusion cuisine. Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday; closed Mondays. Spice Isle offers a list of wines from Alba Vineyards in NJ.

Stone House at Stirling Ridge 50 Stirling Road, Warren | 908.754.1222 www.stonehouseatstirlingridge.com The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, nestled on 10 acres of meticulously lush gardens. The Stone House menu changes seasonally and offers specials with ingredients that are sustainable and fresh. An open kitchen for foodies to admire.

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Uproot 9 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren | 908-834-8194 www.uprootrestaurant.com American eatery with creative tasting menus & à la carte fare (pizza, salad) in bright, modern digs.

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