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Friends from the school, teachers, playing soccer.

My teacher, Amelia. –Cristiane Tartarotti, Summit

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When my youngest went back to school and graduated college.

Seeing my old friends. –Ann Ogdidato, Summit





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Shopping for new clothes. –Betty Waldron, New Providence

In fifth grade I got to know a new girl at school and we became best friends. It was the best day ever. –Lilly Mueller, Summit

Walking to school everyday with my sister.

Seeing all my friends. –Lindsay Wright, Summit

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IN THE VICINITY Exciting News and Happenings in the Area

10 STORMPROOFING YOUR HOME Tips from Local Service Professionals

12 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 39 Event Highlight – Fine Art & Crafts in Anderson Park 43 Event Highlight – Paula Poundstone Performs


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Kitchen & Bath Company Features New Showroom

or more than 30 years the high quality, full service home renovation company, Boyette Design & Construction Inc. has been serving the suburban Essex County area. The Bloomfield based design and construction company also trades as Boyette Kitchens & Baths. With a visit to their newly remodeled showroom you will meet with an NKBA certified kitchen designer and a staff ready to assist with every detail from start to finish to achieve the best design possible for your remodeling project. With a licensed architect on staff this design build company can make your dreams a reality starting from the ground up. Clients can also gain ideas from the showroom which offers a wide range of countertops, tile, sinks, faucets, lighting products and appliances. Boyette Kitchens & Baths exclusively features WoodMode and Brookhaven cabinetry. Boyette Kitchens & Baths is located at 214 Montgomery St., Bloomfield. For more information call 973-748-1020 or visit

Local School Summer Camp Hosts Arts Program



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uring two week-long sessions between June 17 and June 24, 2013, Red Oaks School in Morristown hosted campers from the Rutgers/Mason Gross “Kids Create” arts program, culminating in two joint performances including a charming fairy tale themed presentation and a rendition of “Footloose.” The program was brought to Red Oaks School through collaboration between Red Oaks’ Summer Program Director Lori Riccardelli and Mason Gross Extension Division Director Christopher Kenniff. The six- through 12-year-old campers participated in drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theatre, creative dramatics, and playwriting classes instructed by professional musicians and artists who are part of the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. The program’s two presentations were performed on the last day of each session for an audience consisting of family members, who joined in by singing and dancing. “The camaraderie that developed between Red Oaks students and the gifted staff of Mason Gross professionals was an inspiration to us all,” Kenniff states. “Everyone was sorry to see the two weeks end.” Red Oaks School intends to host the program next summer. For more information on Red Oaks School, located at 21 Cutler Street in Morristown, please visit or call 973-539-5182. For more information on the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, visit

Jacobus Vanderveer House Hosts Archaeology Lesson


Language Program Celebrates 40 Years


n 1973, when Francois Thibaut founded the Language Workshop for Children, his vision was met with consternation and doubt. “It wasn’t easy. People said that I was damaging kids, and that everyone “knew” that teaching second languages before high school was confusing,” Thibaut states. Today, celebrating 40 years in business, the program, utilizing his trademark Thibaut Technique, is going strong. Offering French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese, the Language Workshop for Children still employs Thibaut’s method and ideologies— first listen, then understand, then speak. “From the time I was six, the year that I was sent to an international boarding school in Paris, I saw how easily children grasp languages. Every day kids arrived from all over the world. Without knowing a word of French on their first day, they were fluent in six weeks,” Thibaut states. In honor of the business’ 40th anniversary Thibaut is offering 40% off classes and lessons to those who register before September 9, 2013. For more information on the Language Workshop for Children, which offers locations in Madison and Montclair as well as New York City, Long Island and other areas of New Jersey, or to register for classes, please visit

espite the heat, 44 parents and children from throughout the area participated in a archaeological “dig” on the grounds of the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster on Sunday, July 14, 2013. The dig, which was led by archaeologists from Hunger Research in Trenton, gave the pint-sized archaeologists and their parents an introduction to archaeology. Participants were then given the opportunity to measure, dig, sift, sort, wash and categorize the small chards of pottery that had been buried in the four dig sites for over 200 years.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House, a national and state historic site, served as the headquarters for General Henry Knox during the Revolutionary War, and is believed to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery. The house is located at 955 Route 202/206 in Bedminster. For more information on the house or for a schedule of programs, please visit

Middle School Students Publish Literary Magazine


or the third year in a row, students at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) published INSPIRE! Magazine, a literary and art publication created entirely by students and staff. The project, funded by the Summit Educational Foundation, is overseen by Ashley Gallagher, an LCJSMS teacher. More than 30 students and teachers submitted works to the magazine. The magazine aims to display the community’s creative and artistic talents, as well as provide creative extra-curricular activities for those in need of an outlet for self-expression. “I like INSPIRE! because you can put anything out there like drawings, poems and videos. No one will judge you,” says seventh grade student Stefanie Castillo. “You just get to show what you have been working on and then share it with the Summit community.” For the first time since its inception in 2010, INSPIRE! is available entirely online. To view the magazine, please visit For more information on the Summit Educational Foundation, please visit September 2013 9

Storm-Proofing Your Home Tips from Local professionals


inter is coming, and with it the snow and cold that can cause roofs to buckle and heating bills to soar. In fact, as the past two Halloweens have shown, winter hazards can start as early as mid-autumn. To see what steps homeowners can take to protect themselves and their homes, Vicinity Magazine asked several local experts for their advice. By DeBorah Schapiro



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According to Justin Shaw, founder of Trees Unlimited, the single most important thing homeowners can do to safeguard their property is to look up. He explains, “Homeowners generally concentrate on their home’s foundations or its curb appeal, but a healthy, well-maintained tree is more likely to survive a winter storm, as well as provide both aesthetic and economic value.” Before and after each of the past two October storms, Shaw fielded calls from panicked homeowners suddenly seeing their trees as potentially lifethreatening hazards. He notes that while he always lets the client make the final decision, he never wants to cut down a tree unnecessarily. Saying, “I make my money off of my integrity,” he is often able to talk a client out of cutting down the tree in question. Obviously, there are some situations that truly call for deforestation. In general, though, Shaw finds that regular pruning, done by a reputable professional, is the best way to maintain a tree’s health. Like Shaw, Andrew Lastella is concerned with protecting trees during the winter. Lastella, a landscape architect with Sponzilli Landscape Group, recommends wrapping deciduous trees to protect them from the sun. Young, newly planted and thin-barked trees, including cherry, crabapple, linden and maple trees, are most susceptible to scald. Lastella explains, “When the winter sun meets the cold plant, a crack may form in the bark, which can damage the trunk.”

Regarding water features, Lastella says, “Make sure that the water is drained from a decorative fountain and that the pump is brought inside so that it won’t get damaged from the cold. Bring in any fish from a koi pond unless the pond is at least four feet deep. And as for a pool, make sure that you let some of the water out before covering it. In this case, it’s probably best to go with a professional.”

sized for the correct load required to power the appliances and items you wish to operate during an outage. You also have to make sure that you have enough gas to your house, which can be determined by contacting your utility company. “You should not only have your contractor submit a load summary to the utility company to determine if you need an upgrade to your gas line, but your contractor should also submit all the necessary paperwork to the township for permits and zoning requirements. It can take between four and eight weeks, on average, for these steps,” Esdale says. Ensuring that you utilize a trained and licensed installer and allowing enough time for installation is key to streamlining the process and to guaranteeing the life of your generator. Additionally, according to Mike DeJoseph, of Bloomfield Cooling, Heating and Electric, performing regular maintenance on your stand-by generator is imperative in guaranteeing these units will function properly in the event of an emergency. “Maintenance, including two oil changes per year and allowing the units to self-test for twenty minutes weekly, is extremely important,” DeJoseph explains. “The test can be set up to run the same time each week. He recommends setting a time when you will be home, so you can see that the unit turns on.

homeowners [need] to make sure their GUTTerS are ThoroUGhLy cLeaneD and roofS inSpecTeD [to] withstand a dumping of snow. In addition to one’s actual landscape, the equipment used to maintain it should also be “winterized.” Lastella recommends changing the oil and lubricant on lawnmowers, and scraping the dirt off of hand tools before applying a bit of oil. Snow-blowers should have their oil changed and sparkplugs checked. Like Shaw and Lastella, Ed Carolan of Carolan Contractors believes in regular maintenance as the best protection against storm damage. For him, home maintenance begins on the outside. Carolan urges homeowners to make sure their gutters are thoroughly cleaned and roofs inspected to make sure that they can withstand a dumping of snow. He also reminds them that chimney flashing (the sheet metal at the intersection of the chimney and the roof ) and vent pipes should both be sealed, in order to prevent leaking. In addition to water damage, the other major winter problem is the low temperature. Carolan notes that all window and door trim should be sealed to keep out the cold air. “People should insulate their homes above the foundation line in order to reduce their heating costs.” Ed O’Hara of E & M O’Hara Electrical Contractors urges homeowners to make sure that their fire extinguishers and alarms work, changing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if necessary. He also recommends checking all outdoor outlets: they should be in working order and protected from the elements. Homeowners with persistent ice dams may want to have de-icing cables installed. Ice dams occur along the eaves and gutters of inadequately insulated homes. When the ice melts, it leaks through the roof and onto ceilings and walls, causing major water damage. Deicing cables heat the roof edge, keeping it free of ice. Equally important in preparing for the colder months and the power outages that often accompany winter storms is the proper installation of a generator. A process, which according to Bill Esdale, sales manager at AirGroup, can take some time, and must be done “through the proper channels”. “Having a stand-by generator installed, is a much more involved process than people think,” he explains, “and should be completed by a licensed plumber and electrician who can also maintain and provide service for the unit.” Esdale stresses that generators must be properly

reGULar prUninG, done by a reputable professional, is the best way to MainTain a Tree’S heaLTh. These self-tests will not only ensure that the unit will run smoothly, but also helps to test the battery. “People don’t realize how important this step is in prolonging the life and effectiveness of the unit,” he says. s

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CALENDAR of EVENTS S E P T E M BE R 2 0 1 3 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Kathy Mattea Performs Kathy Mattea, Americana and Alt-Country star, performs her decades of Top Ten hits with her acoustic quartet. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Works by Lee Arnold

Computer Classes For Women

Calling All Chile Heads

Lee Arnold explores the nature of time and perception using a variety of media, including film, animation, video, photography, drawing, and sound. Runs thru Sept. 15. Noon-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-7465555 for more information.

Computer training is available to all woman at all levels. Classes scheduled for September are Intro to Word and Basic Excel. Linda & Rudy Slucker Center For Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 for dates and times.

Learn about Chiles and see over a dozen growing; from mild Banana Pepper to the hottest pepper in the world the Ghost Pepper. Noon. Freylinghuysen Arboretum Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7603 for more information.

Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art. Runs thru Oct.20. Noon-5pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 for more information.

“Rags Those Beautiful Rags” Celebrating the origins & popularity of Ragtime music, this exhibit will feature a variety of mechanical musical instruments, automata and period sheet music from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. Third Friday of each month at 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

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Certificate in Business Communications Earn a certificate in Business Communications by taking any three courses from the following: Business Etiquette for Professionals, Grammar Workshop for Professionals, Business & Professional Writing. Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave., South Orange. Call 973-761-9087 for more information.

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fabric factory outlet 200 Years of Costumes for Grand Occasions This exhibition celebrates the Museum’s exquisite collection of ball gowns, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, and special occasion dresses from the past two centuries. Runs thru Oct.27. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers Ebb and Flow will specifically explore the topics of food supply, settlement, transportation and industry. Ongoing exhibit, 10am-5pm. The New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark. Call 973-596-8500 for more information.

SATURN: Exploring a Celestial Wonder

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From an ancient “wandering star” to a modern day celestial laboratory, Saturn tantalizes the eye, spirit and mind. Countless rings and dozens of moons harbor clues to the history of our solar system and help us understand our place in the universe. Newark Museum, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Judith O’Donnell Exhibit Lenape Living History Camp Take a trip back to the 1600s, learn the history of the NJ Native People, and participate in many native life skills such as fire by friction, rope and cordage making, and atlatl dart practice. Essex County Environmental Center, 621-B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Call 973-228-9776 for more

Women’s Workshops “Building Positive Relationships With Your Grown Children” Workshop. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Please call 973-994-4994 for dates and times.

Travel with Judith O’Donnell as she presents over twenty of her original paintings depicting some of her favorite places in the United States and Europe. Noon-3pm. Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Rd., Watchung. Call 908-753-0190 for more information.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Tour On the first Sunday of the month, meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. 2pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-3267600 for information.

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“Abstracts and More” Exhibit

Shakespeare Theatre Academy Youth and adult classes in a wide range of disciplines connected with classic theatre are available for enrollment. The Shakespeare Theatre Academy, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Call 973-845-6742 for more information.

Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. The special guest will be Joe Picolli. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for information.

Gallery Exhibit Dave Aragona and Vince Vivona delight your eyes with their spectacular show, “Nature From Two Perspectives.” Dave emphasizes the combination of subject and lighting while hiking the beautiful Morris County Parks. 9am. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908-8795463 for more information.

Get Unplugged A variety of classic and nature themed board games can be rented such as chess and checkers, as well as games that feature plants and animals, such as Wildflower Bingo and Gardenopoly, 9am-4pm . The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7600 for more information.

Nano Exhibit This interactive exhibit has been designed to engage family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Heinz Otto of Warren presents over forty original prints representing numerous abstracts and other creative subjects. Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Rd., Watchung. Call 908753-0190 for more information.

Job Readiness Program & Career Quest Computer classes, resume-writing assistance, interview practice, employment referrals, job search stratagies and mentoring are provided throughout the process. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 for more information.

China’s Religious Arts Multiple religious arts populate the diverse regions of China. Some traditions are Confucianism, Taoism and the Cult of Mao, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-5966550 for more information. (continued on page 14)

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Do you have to write it? Need to write it?

CALENDAR of EVENTS (continued from page 13)


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Studies have shown that gentle yoga and meditation may result in short term increase in dopamine levels, visible reduction in tremor, improvement in steadiness of gait, mobility, flexibility and quality of life, alleviation of depression.11:30am-12:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.

Scrabble and Chess Night Bring a friend or meet new opponents! 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. Connect to your body and learn the basic belly dance movements with Francesca every Monday and Wednesday. 7:45-8:45pm. YogaDesha, 25, Watchung Plaza, Montclair. Call 973-4937487 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Language Class Registration Now registering for private, semi-private and small adult classes. Beginner to advanced levels. Effective, conversational approach. Daytime & evening hours. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843 for more information.

Play Bridge No registration required. 1pm. Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley. Call 973-667-0405 for information.

Computer Training Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computing skills. Stop by the Reference Desk or call. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Call 973-376-4930 for more information.


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Featuring Stephen Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd with special guest Beth Hart. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, Call 201227-1030 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Parlez-vous Français?

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Learn to speak French or brush up on conversational skills in a small group setting with personalized instruction and native-speaking, professional teachers. Call for dates and times. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973-228-1843 for more information.

KinderQuest Enrichment Program An enrichment program at the Primary Centers for the other half of a kindergartener’s day offered by The Connection in partnership with Summit Board of Ed. The curriculum, written by the Board of Ed. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-4242 for information.

Centenary Stage Auditions Centenary Stage is holding auditions for the roles of Sidney Bruhl, Myra Bruhl, Clifford Anderson, Helga Den Torp and Porter Milgrim for their production of “Deathtrap,” a murder mystery play written by Ira Levin. Both equity and non-equity performers will be considered. 10:30am-7:30pm with lunch at 12:45. For more information, please call 908-979-0900 x8 or email

Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class Meets weekly. 11:30am-12:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-273-5550.

Calling all Jazz Fans Professor Robert Gold introduces music by some of the great jazz singers and players. Enjoy the songs of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and more and participate in a lively discussion. 7:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 for information.



Extreme Planets Experience a fantastic journey to extreme planets beyond our own Solar System. Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Wednesdays throughout September. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Musseum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-5966550 for more information.



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 ¿Habla Español? Now registering for Conversational Spanish classes for adults. Beginner- Intermediate level classes. Daytime & evening hours. Learn to speak or progress to a higher level. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 2C, West Caldwell. Call 973228-1843 for more information.

Nature on Film Join the Friends at the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge for “Nature on Film-Lunch & a Movie” every 1st Thursday of the month. Bring a “green bag” lunch; drinks & cookies provided. 12:30pm. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information.

Miguel Gómez and Jesús Desangles are masters of their medium and masters of the craft of the “poetry of paint” with which they unveil and pay homage to Dominican culture. Noon-5pm. Prospect Street Firestation Gallery, 56 Prospect St., Newark. Call 973-589-5525 for more information.

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Night Moves Experience the zoo in a different light! Learn all about what animals do at night on this unique guided tour. Bring a flashlight. 7:30-10pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-731-5800. (continued on page 16)

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The Sacred Heart Healing and Meditation Circle

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Since 1974 Larry Heisler has directed this nondenominational, intensely dedicated group of professionals and healing practitioners enjoying the inspiration and wisdom derived from the sacred traditions, Chi Kung, and heart guided meditation. 8:15-10pm. Terra Sky Center For Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908-277-1222 for more information.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Essex Water Color Club Exhibit The Essex Water Color Club, now entering its 82nd year, is hosting its Fall exhibit of members’ watercolor paintings. Runs thru Sept 30. The reception and awards presentation will be held from 2-4pm on Sunday, September 15th. Morris County Library, 30, East Hanover Ave., Whippany. Call 973-285-6930 for more information.

Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo at the Minstrel Harpeth Rising opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for more information.

Iain Matthews Performs Iain Matthews, of Fairport Convention, performs with special guests The Lords of Liechtenstein. 8pm .Outpost In The Burbs, Fletcher Hall, 67 Church St., Montclair. Call 973-744-6560 for more information.

Marcus Is Walking Performance Marcus Is Walking, by Joan Ackermann will be presented as a directors’ showcase, utilizing the talents of many directors. 2-4pm. Thru Sept. 8. Burgdorf Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, Call 800-838-3006 for tickets.

Monarch Festival

Founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland as The Shooze, then changed its name to The Generators before eventually settling on Kix. They were considered one of Maryland’s top cover bands prior to their signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, Call 201227-1030 for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Techno Contras at Swingin’ Tern! Special dance tonight – contras with a techno beat under black light! Dan Black is the caller and the band is Phase X. This Saturday night dance series is run by the Folk Project. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Call 973-295-6864 for more information.

Parashat HaShavuah Led by Rabbi Clifford Kulwin every Saturday morning before services. Medieval and modern commentaries are used in traditional weekly study of the Torah portion reading the text. 9-9:45am. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for more information.



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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Follow Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. 1pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather From the far reaches of outer space, the stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol swing into action when their loyal pet Gorga is tricked by cosmic villain Dark Truder into stealing the weather from other planets. 3pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Musseum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973596-6550 for more information.

Paula Cole Performs

Buzz on over & celebrate pollinators at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Join the fun! River seining, archery, refuge heavy equipment, nature crafts & activities for kids-all day. 10am. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information.

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Take a guided ‘Bug Safari,’ and venture through the butterfly garden. Meet live monarchs, from egg to adult, as well as the many other creatures that depend on milkweed. Feel the thrill of witnessing the tagging and exciting release of live monarch butterflies. Noon-4pm. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Ave., Boonton. Call 973-3343130 for more information.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter best known for her hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait” performs. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call973-376-4946 for more information.

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Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

Grandparents’ Day Cooking Class There is nothing better than spending quality time in the Kings kitchen making tasty and fun snacks. Menu highlights Grandpa’s Burgers; “Grand” Crackers Ice Box Cake; I Love You Parfait; Grandma’s Punch and Grandparents’ Treasures. Ages 5-9. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

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1920s Country Fair at Fosterfields This recreated 1920s Country Fair has farm animals, wagon rides, music, exhibits, old-fashioned games, antique car rides, food vendors, sheep dog herding, and much more! Noon-5pm. Fosterfields, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. Call 973-3267645 for more information.

Wildlife of Our National Refuges: From zero to 6,000 miles and back! 1:30PM. A fascinating photo slide presentation. Friends of the Great Swamp, Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information.

“Evil Time” Reading in The Loft Midtown Direct Rep presents a Theatre in the Loft Reading of “Evil Time,” the story of Ray, a clean-cut Christian who begins an internship in an office that has more to it than it originally seems, by David Johnston. 7pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. For more information or tickets, please visit

Enjoy the sounds of Tycoon Dog as they perform in the zoo’s amphitheater. Noon-3pm. Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-731-5800 for more information.


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Gaelen Gallery East-Beth Burstein “The Legacy: A Daughter’s Experience of the Holocaust” photographs exhibit. Thru Oct. 27. Arts LobbyBarbara O’Neill, abstract paintings. 11am-1pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3915 for information.

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This interactive workshop will discuss dos and don’ts for making the dating scene experience comfortable, successful, and enjoyable. Tips for on-line dating, positive strategies for group socials, and maximizing the opportunities available. 7:30-9:30pm. Hat Tavern at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570, Springfield Ave., Summit. Call 908-273-3000 for more information.

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Banyan School Open House

The Queen Extravaganza

Banyan Elementary School is a private, non-profit, state-approved school for students who learn differently. Now in their 20th year their primary focus is the development and reinforcement of reading, language and communication skills. 8:30-9am. Banyan Elementary School, 12 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield. Call 973-439-1919 for information.

Is this real life…or just a fantasy? Produced and sanctioned by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, this nine-piece band featuring four vocalists performs uncanny versions of Queen’s greatest hits and other favorites from the group’s extensive catalog. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

Yoga at Van Vleck Instruction by Jennifer Hondru-Celestin emphasizes harmony and connection, with insight into body, breath and mind. Classes are open to students at all levels. Mondays throughout September. 9:3010:45am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for more information.

Reiki Healing Circle in the Salt Room Reiki reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, increases and balances energy, promotes healthy sleep, calmness and serenity. Includes guided meditation, an introduction to Reiki, chair treatments, and salt therapy. 7pm. Respira Salt Wellness Center, 472 Springfield Ave., Basking Ridge. Call 908-665-0333 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Summer Yoga Series Greenwood Gardens’ Summer Yoga series enters its final weeks. Simply bring a towel and a mat. All levels welcome. 9:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973-2584026 for more information.

Tai Chi in Van Vleck Gardens Tai Chi is a centuries-old internal Chinese martial art practiced in a meditative, slow, gentle and graceful sequence of movements that has been shown to enhance health. With instructor Miriam Moran Shankman. 9:30-10:30am. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for more information.

Garden Discoveries: Flowers for Fall Classes 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 and specimens. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for information.

Extreme Planets Journey Travel from frigid ice-bound planetoids and water worlds to molten landscapes. These exotic planets stretch the imagination, but may not be just science fiction after all. 2pm. Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark Museum, 49 Washingtion St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 for more information.

“Life After Peak Energy” Discussion The Sierra Club Loantaka Group presents Eric Hausker discussing Life After Peak Energy. By the end of this century, perhaps much sooner, energy throughout the world will be more expensive. 7:30-9:30pm. The Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. Call 908-233-2414 for more information.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Loudon Wainwright III Performs Wainwright appears in support of his 2012 release, “Older Than My Old Man Now”, which made NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year list. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Visit for tickets. (continued on page 39)

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Tai Chi Meets weekly. 11:30am -12:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-2735550 for more information.

Gynecological Cancer Support Group Pathways, a program of The Connection offers this support group for women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared. Noon-1:15pm . The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-4242 for information.

Navigating Care After Cancer Treatment Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. 6:30pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3915 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Powerful You! This networking group is designed for all women to create lasting business and personal relationships and assist women in business and in life. You do not need to be a business owner to attend the meetings. Noon -2pm. Enzzo’s Trattoria, 514, Millburn Ave., Short Hills. Call 973-379-7111 for information.

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BoutIque desseRts Cupcakes by Carousel Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes Le Baker’s Dozen Bake Shoppe Pink Frosting Bakery Splurge Bakery The Little Daisy Bake Shop

Banquet FacIlItY 4Sixty6 The Appian Way The Chandelier Crystal Plaza Fairfield Manor’s Velvet Lounge The Grove Highlawn Pavilion Il Tulipano The LOFT The Manor Mayfair Farms Nanina’s in the Park Pleasantdale Chateau Richfield Regency The Wilshire Grand Hotel Westminster Hotel

BaRBeque Dinosaur BBQ Hog Wild BBQ Co. The Pit BBQ Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar The Wood Pit BBQ

BRunch 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub The Blue Plate Special Bluestone Coffee Company Chestnut Café & Eatery Cloverleaf Tavern Honey’s Kitchen

Best of Essex 2013 NomiNEEs Jack’s Café Le Saluben Café Market The Laurel The Manor McLoone’s Boathouse Moonshine Modern Supper Club Plum on Park Raymond’s Red Eye Cafe Sweet Basil’s Café Toast Uncle Moustache Uptown 596 Verjus Restaurant

BuRgeRs 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar 25 Burgers – Fairfield Argyle Marketplace Avenue Bistro Pub Clevelands Tap Room Cloverleaf Tavern Egan & Sons Elevation Burger Escape Five Guys Burgers and Fries Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley Gaffers Pub Garage Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant The Grasshopper Hog Wild BBQ Co. The Landmark

The Laurel Le Saluben Café Market Moonshine Modern Supper Club Neko’s Tavern Next Door Raymond’s Smashburger – Montclair St. James’s Gate Publick House Stony’s SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar Sweet Basil’s Cafe Tierney’s Tavern Verona Inn Village Burger

candY/chocolate stoRe Ain’t We Sweet The Boston Ice Cream Company Bromilow’s Home Made Chocolates The Chocolate Path – online Maplewood Stationers Nellie and Bean No. 165 Sweet Home Montclair

cateReRs Argyle Marketplace Crystal Plaza CulinAriane Custodi Caterers Eight Hills Caterer Events by Joni Fairchilds Market

Frank Anthony’s Frank’s Deli and Catering Hog Wild BBQ Jack’s Café Kate’s Kreations Moonshine Modern Supper Club Nana’s Deli & Restaurant Nauna’s Bella Casa Pleasantdale Chateau Sweet Basil’s Cafe Tia’s Food of Love Two Men and an Appetite

chInese RestauRant 88 Café Asian Delite Baumgart’s Cafe Bill and Harry’s Chinese Cuisine – Multiple Chef Wong II Chengdu 1 China Gourmet Healthy Food Asian Cuisine Hong Kong Chinese Kitchen Hunan House Jade Lake Gourmet Man Hing Chinese Restaurant Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine New Jin Lin New Kitchen Chinese Restaurant New Man Hing Oriental Kitchen Panda House

T.S. Ma Veggie Heaven Wah Chung Chinese Restaurant Woxx

delI Alan’s Avenue Delicatessen Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Argyle Marketplace Belgiovine Delicatessen Calandra’s Italian Market Crane’s Delicatessen & Cheese Shoppe The Deli Guy Eppes Essen Fairchilds Market Frank Anthony’s Il Giacalone’s Deli Irving’s Delicatessen Jackie’s Grillette Just Sandwiches Kate’s Kreations Lakeside Delicatessen Livingston Bagel & Deli Maplewood Deli & Grille Marra’s Italian Deli Marzullo’s Restaurant and Cafe Millburn Delicatessen Nana’s Deli & Restaurant Nicolo’s Italian Bakery & Deli Oscar’s Deli & Restaurant Petracco’s Rosario’s Italian Market

Sandwich Theory Town Hall Delicatessen Watchung Delicatessen

dIneR Americana Diner Caldwell Diner Eagle Rock Diner & Restaurant Honey’s Kitchen Le Saluben Café Market Livingston Diner Maple Leaf Diner Millburn Diner Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant Nevada Diner Nutley Diner Park Wood Diner Pilgrim Diner Restaurant Ritz Diner State Street Grill Tops Diner Verona Diner Versailles Restaurant Diner

Ice cReaM/FRozen YoguRt Applegate Farm The Boston Ice Cream Company Cold Stone – Upper Montclair D’Lites Gelotti’s Gigio’s Gelateria Creperia & Cafferteria (continued on page 22)

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ItalIan RestauRant Acappello Ristorante Ah’ Pizz Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria Bar Cara Basilico Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante Bella Napoli Bellissimo’s Calabria Restaurant Casa Fillippo Cielo Restaurant Corso 98 Trattoria Cucina Calandra Divina Ristorante Due Amici Ristorante Fascino Forte Pizzeria & Ristorante Frank Anthony’s Fresco Gennaro’s Cucina IL Vecchio Café Il Vicolo Ristorante Leone’s Libretti’s Restaurant Luce Luna Café & Ristorante LuNello Miele’s Nauna’s Bella Casa Osteria Giotto Palazzo Panevino Ristorante Peter’s of Millburn Queen Margherita Trattoria Ralph’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Rezza Russillo Restaurant & Pizzeria Salute Brick Oven Bistro Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Terrazza Toscania Trattoria Village Trattoria

lIquoR/WIne stoRe Amanti Vino Angelbeck’s Wine Buy Rite Liquors – Cedar Grove Fairchilds Market Liquor Locker – Bloomfield Nutley Wine Shop Shop Rite Liquors of Caldwell Town House Liquors & Wine UnWined Boutique Wine Legend



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MexIcan RestauRant Cactus Charly Casa Piquin Hola Cantina Los Tapatios Pepper Mexican Grill Senorita’s Mexican Grill Tanqueria Authentica Tinga Taqueria Toro Loco

neW RestauRant 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Bellissimo’s Dough Artisan Pizzeria Escape Fricassee French Bistro Fresco Gennaro’s Cucina Kate’s Kreations Le Saluben Café Market The Laurel Meal Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-Lounge Red Eye Café Red’s Dips & Flips Rezza Sam Mickail’s CUT Steak House Sefarat Kebob House Sweet Basil’s Café Tierney’s Copperhouse Uncle Moustache

otheR ethnIc RestauRant Bangkok Kitchen Brick Lane Curry House Costanera Restaurant Cuban Pete’s Four Seasons Kebab House Fricassee French Bistro Greek Taverna Khun Thai Restaurant Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant Lithos Estiatorio Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant Samba Sefarat Kebob House Spice II Thai Cuisine Stamna Greek Taverna THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Wild Ginger

outdooR dInIng 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Above Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub Bar Cara Cielo Restaurant Cloverleaf Tavern Cuban Pete’s CulinAriane Egan & Sons – Montclair Frank Anthony’s Fresco Fricassee French Bistro Highlawn Pavilion Hog Wild BBQ Co. Il Vecchio Café The Manor McLoone’s Boathouse Moonshine Modern Supper Club

Panevino Ristorante Raymond’s Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Terrazza THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Verona Inn

PIzza 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Ah’ Pizz Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria Calabria Restaurant Calandra’s Bakery Cammarata’s Pizza Pantry Enzo Pizzeria and Restaurant Esposito’s Pizza & Deli Forte Pizzeria & Ristorante Fortissimo Restaurant Frank Anthony’s Frank’s Pizza and Restaurant Gennaro’s Cucina Guiseppe’s Pizza La Pizza Pizzeria & Restaurant La Strada Nuova The Landmark Leone’s Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant Mancini’s Coal Oven Pizza Master Pizza Michael’s Pastaria Moonshine Modern Supper Club Mr. Dino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Nauna’s Bella Casa Pie~Zon Pizza Café Pizetta Pizzeta Enoteca Ralph’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Roman Gourmet Russillo Ristorante & Pizzeria Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza Salugo Bistro Salute Brick Oven Bistro Star Tavern Starlite Restaurant & Pizza Tony D’s Villa Victoria Pizzeria Village Trattoria

RestauRant–Full seRvIce 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Above Restaurant & Bar Avenue Bistro Pub Bar Cara Bellissimo’s Cielo Restaurant Cloverleaf Tavern Coda Kitchen & Bar Egan & Sons Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant Halcyon Brasserie Highlawn Pavilion Lithos Estiatorio LuNello

Moonshine Modern Supper Club Nero’s Grille Pig & Prince Restaurant & GastroLounge Rare the Steakhouse Strip House Terrazza The Manor Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Verjus Restaurant Verona Inn

RestauRant–BYo Acappello Ristorante Angeloni’s Pizzeria and Restaurant Aozora Basilico Bella Gente Trattoria Ristorante Bistro 18 Blu The Blue Plate Special Casa Fillippo Corso 98 Trattoria Cuban Pete’s CulinAriane Divina Ristorante Escape Fascino Fin Rawbar and Kitchen Frank Anthony’s Fricassee French Bistro Giorgio’s Hog Wild BBQ Co.

Kate’s Kreations Le Saluben Café Market Luce Restaurant Luna Café & Ristorante Nauna’s Bella Casa Osteria Giotto Palazzo Peter’s of Millburn Red Eye Cafe Restaurant Lorena Russillo Restaurant & Pizzeria Salute Brick Oven Bistro Samba Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant Sweet Basil’s Café THAVMA Mediterranean Grill Toscania Trattoria

RoMantIc RestauRant 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Corso 98 Trattoria CulinAriane Divina Ristorante Fascino Halcyon Brasserie Highlawn Pavilion Le Saluben Café Market Luna Café & Ristorante LuNello The Manor Moonshine Modern Supper Club Restaurant Lorena Samba Strip House

seaFood selectIon 12 WEST Restaurant & Bar Blu Caldwell Seafood Costanera Restaurant Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen Freeman’s Fish Market Halcyon Brasserie PF Market Sweet Basil’s Café Terrazza

sPoRts BaR Bunny’s Sports Bar Cleveland’s Tap Room Cloverleaf Tavern Egan & Sons Franklin Steakhouse – Nutley The Game The Grasshopper Just Jake’s Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant – Fairfield Lombardi’s Bar & Restaurant – Caldwell Neko’s Tavern O’Neil’s Restaurant & Pub The Pour House Pub & Grub Shillelagh Club SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar Tierney’s Tavern Verona Inn (continued on page 24)

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New Jersey Spine Doctor, Dr. Marco A. Lopez, D.C. The North Caldwell Wellness Center ProActive Sports Therapy Wissen on a Star Therapies, LLC

dance lessons/studIo All 4 Dance Performing Arts Studio Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Montclair Dancesport 4 U Essex Dance Academy Fred Astaire Dance Studio Planet Kidz Pucci Performing Arts Rogers Dance Center Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts Starlight Dance Studio Unique Performance Arts Center Uptown Dance

dentIsts Dr. Baker and Dr. Arida Dr. Benjamin Fierro, DMD Brookdale Dental Group Dr. Christopher M. Jones, DDS Cosmetic & General Dental Care: Dr. Roseann Giannella Dentistry for Children of West Essex Dr. Effie Z. Deegan, DMD Dr. L. Dawn Christian, DDS Fairfield Dental Group

Dr. Farideh Golestani Ferguson Dental Associates Dr. Frederick Carbone, DDS Dr. Gerard Gonsalves Dr. Harold A. Pollack, DDS Dr. Ivan F. Stein, DDS: Northfield Dental Group Dr. Jared Eisen Dr. Jay Sher, DDS Dr. Judith S. Post, DMD Dr. Justin Fried, DDS Dr. Kevin F. Muench DMD, MAGD Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates Dr. Lorraine N. Hindy, DDS The Miller Center for Esthetic Excellence Peluso Orthodontics Periodontics and Implantology Associates, P.C. The Silverstrom Group Sparkles Dentistry for Children Stacy E. Oberfield, DDS Verona Dental Arts, Dr. Michael Scurti Dr. Thomas Villarosa, DMD: Cedar Grove Dental Group

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Gaining Academic Achievement

through the Arts By Terri Williams


any people consider involvement in the arts as merely an extracurricular activity, but according to Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for promoting arts and arts education, students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in math and science fairs, and three times more likely to be elected to class office. Janet Sales, the artistic director of the Essex Youth Theatre agrees. “The theater classes we teach focus on building self-esteem and confidence,” she says. “Over our 25 years, we have heard numerous reports by our students’ parents about how these classes have positively affected them in school.” For instance, Sales says that children who used to be shy now have the confidence to stand up in class, read aloud or solve math problems, making the entire school experience a lot less stressful.

“One can read Shakespeare or one can perform it,” says Sharron Miller. “One can sub-divide time scientifically or one can write and/or play music, and who is to say which is better?” Her comments reflect the statistics from Americans for the Arts, and Sales explains, “This boost in self-esteem has also translated to our kids having the confidence to try new things that in the past might have seemed daunting, such as entering the Science Fair or joining a club.” Cara Bramson of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has also witnessed the power of arts in the Center’s outreach programs, which provide high-quality visual arts education and experiences to public school students from all over northern New Jersey. “Our students from Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth benefit from in-depth sequential learning, says Bramson. “In addition to expanding their knowledge and understanding of contemporary art, they also gain confidence and independence.” Education can take various shapes and forms according to Sharron Miller, the artistic director of Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts. For example, the Academy has a K-5 program in Newark’s Quitman Street Community School designed to reinforce math skills through dance. “The children learn how to count in sets,



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how to subtract and divide, and also how to make geometrical shapes using their bodies.” However, Miller says the most important lesson learned is how to work together creatively. “The kids learn to direct negative energy into a positive place, how to focus – all learning skills that translate into greater academic understanding.” One reason that the arts can be used to spur academic achievement is that some children learn better through the arts than in a purely academic setting. “One can read Shakespeare or one can perform it,” says Miller. “One can sub-divide time scientifically or one can write and/or play music, and who is to say which is better?” Suzanne O’Connor of The Art Garage at StudioKids Art agrees with Miller that it is important to respect the different learning styles of children and play to their strengths. “I have seen brilliant students have trouble conveying their ideas and thoughts through writing.” However, O’Connor says, “When given a chance to draw their ideas and explain them with a visual example, their ideas come alive.” She adds that the problem solving, advanced thinking, and planning skills developed in art projects are also vital to science, essays and math. O’Connor explains, “The arts give you another method of finding your answer, a deeper understanding, or maybe the simple pleasure of sharing a common idea with another individual without speaking the same language.” And Kathy Pucci, director of PPAC, Pucci Performing Arts Centre, adds that the arts serve another educational purpose. “In addition, these students build cultural bridges, often forging friendships with other kids who might not normally be in their circle, thus bringing greater understanding and communication in our American society.” 

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Providing an Exceptional Preparation for Higher Learning and for Life

Open Houses Middle School

1 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Upper School

1 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 3, 2013 • 10am -12:30pm • Grades Pre-K to 8th • Pre-K 3 & 4 Year Old Classes • Before & Aftercare Pre-K to 8 • Robotics, Forensics, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball & Track Teams • Instrumental Music in Partnership with Wharton Music Center

70 Whippany Road  Morristown, NJ 07960 973.539.3032 

99 South St., New Providence, NJ 908-464-8657 •

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE Primary School (Grades K - 5) Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 9-11 a.m. Preschool (Junior Pre-K & Pre-K) Saturday, October 19, 2013 • 9:30-11 a.m.

Where Girls Learn to Lead Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college-preparatory day school with a coeducational preschool program.

Middle & Upper School (Grades 6 - 12) Sunday, October 20, 2013 • 1-3 p.m. All School (Preschool - Grade 12) Sunday, November 17, 2013 • 1-3 p.m.

Kent Place School • 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902–0308 • (908) 273-0900 •



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Private/Independent School Open House Directory New Jersey parents are fortunate to have a wealth of options for their children’s education. Here is a sampling of area private schools and independent schools along with their open house dates. Parents and students are all welcome to attend these open houses, which provide insider information and answer questions about nearly every aspect of the school. If you’re considering a private or independent school for your child, they’re well worth your time.

South OrangeMaplewood Adult School A community school for all ages

The Academy at Our Lady of Peace 99 South Street, New Providence 908-464-8657 DIrector of Admissions: Mr. Berios Age Groups: Pre-K-8th Grade OPEN HOUSES: Nov 3, 10am-12:30pm; Jan 26, 10am-12:30pm; Jan 29, 2014 9-11am A Catholic elementary school serving children in grades pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade, founded in 1954. The goal is to develop students who are solidly grounded in moral values and are respectful, committed, confident, selfdisciplined, and academically excellent individuals. They are proud that their students go on to some of the finest private and public secondary education institutions in New Jersey. Students consistently score well above the national average in every category of Terra Nova standardized test scores.

Suzuki Violin Classes Classes begin November 11 For grades K-4 Weekday & Weekend Classes 3 Levels Offered For further information, call (973) 378-7620

To view the fall catalog visit

Register Today! Fall Classes & Workshops for All Ages 68 Elm Street, Summit 908.273.9121

Academy of Saint Elizabeth 2 Convent Road, P.O. Box 297, Convent Station, NJ 07961 973-290-5200 Director of Admissions: Kathy Thomas Age Groups: Grades 9-12 OPEN HOUSES: Sept 19 and Oct 17, 7pm; Nov 13, 7pm The mission of The Academy of Saint Elizabeth - a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded in 1860 and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth - is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and moral responsibility within a nurturing faith community.

Bilingual Buds 587 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 908-598-8088 Director of Admissions: Renee Reyes Age Groups: Ages 2½ - Grade 5 AftEr ScHOOl INfO SESSIONS: Sept 5, 2013, 5:30pm; Sept 19, 2013, 10am; Oct 3, 2013, 10am; Oct 24, 2013, 6:30pm; Nov 14, 2013, 10am; Dec 5, 2013, 10am; Jan 9, 2014, 10am; Jan 23, 2014, 6:30pm; feb 13, 2014, 10am; March 13, 2014, 10am Bilingual Buds is a dynamic preschool / elementary school that focuses on the development of the whole child. The school believes that a student’s personal journey to bilingualism enriches all aspects of academic exploration, global consciousness, and creative expression. The rigorous dual language program is brought to life by native-speaking Mandarin, Spanish, and English teachers. Bilingual Buds’ extensive list of programs includes full and half day Pre-K, K-5 primary school and after school classes for children ages 5-10.

September 20th & 27th October 11th & 25th November 8th & 22nd

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immersion school for children

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An independent school at the forefront of immersion education

The Craig School

√ Mandarin Chinese or Spanish √ Ages 2.5 to Fifth Grade √ Warm, caring teachers √ Individualized attention & support

Craig High School (Grades 9-12)

10 Tower Hill Road, Mt Lakes NJ 310 Lathrop Ave, Boonton 973-334-1295 Director of Admissions: Marci Taub Age Groups: Grades 2-12 lOwEr ScHOOl/MIDDlE ScHOOl INfO SESSION: Oct 24, 7am-9pm High School wednesdays in October, 8:30-10am. The mission of The Craig School is to provide to our students a strategybased, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.

After School Info Session Sept 5 @ 5:30 PM Open House: Sept 19 & Oct 3 @ 10 AM Please RSVP to 908-598-8088 | (908) 598-8088 587 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901



Delbarton School

Accepting Applications Now Montessori Certified Staff Low Student to Teacher Ratios Elementary Program • AM&PM Preschool Full Day Kindergarten • 2, 3 & 5-day programs Language & Music Classes • Enrichment Programs Extended Hours • Summer Camp For more information or to enroll, please call: Short Hills Campus 973.258.1400 Convent Station Campus 973.410.9669 Email us at Chatham Campus 973.665.0071 or visit us at

Educating Today’s Child For Tomorrow’s World

Early Childhood through 8th Grade

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52 Great Hills Road 973-379-3442 Director of Admissions: Mikki Murphy Age Groups: 4-14 (Pre-K – 8) OPEN HOUSES: Oct 25, Nov 8, 12 & 22, 2013; Jan 10, 14 & 24, 2014 Far Brook School is an independent, co-educational day school for 230 students from Pre-K–Grade 8. Academic excellence is achieved through the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with the creative arts. The 9.5 acre campus includes wetlands, gardens, an arts center and woodshop. 6:1 student-faculty ratio.

697 Mine Brook Road, Route 202, Far Hills, NJ 07931 908-766-0622 Director of Admissions: Kassandra Hayes Age Groups: Pre-K - 8 OPEN HOUSES: Sept 20 & 27; Oct 11 & 25; Nov 8 & 22; Dec 6 & 13, 2013; Jan 10 & 24, 2014; feb 7 & 21; Mar 28 Through academic excellence and character development, Far Hills Country Day School provides each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world.

Gill St. Bernard’s School

where minds expand and spirits soar 21 Cutler Street, MOrriStOwn, nJ 07960

Far Brook School

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230 Mendham Road Morristown, NJ 07960 973-538 3231 X3019 Director of Admissions: Dr. David Donovan Age Groups: Boys, Grades 7-12 tESt DAtES: Oct 26, Nov 16 & Dec 7, 2013 Call for more information or to register Delbarton School, an independent Roman Catholic learning community conducted by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey with their lay colleagues, welcomes young men in grades 7-12 from diverse backgrounds to pursue excellence, to develop leadership, and to build character by educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

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St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934 908-234-1611 Director of Admissions: Admission Department, x245

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Age Groups: Pre-K to Grade 12 OPEN HOUSES: Oct 20 and Nov 24 Gill St. Bernard’s provides a diverse, balanced environment where individual potential is nurtured, mutual respect is understood, excellence is pursued and students are prepared academically, socially and ethically to thrive and lead with honor and responsibility in an interdependent and changing world.

Kent Place School 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07902 908-273-0900 Director of Admissions: Julia Wall Age Groups: Pre-K (coed), K- 12 (all girls) PrIMAry ScHOOl OPEN HOUSE (Grades K-5): Oct 17, 9-11am; PrEScHOOl OPEN HOUSE (Junior Pre-K & Pre-K): Oct 19, 9:30-11am MIDDlE/UPPEr ScHOOl OPEN HOUSE (Grades 6-12): Oct 20, 1-3pm All ScHOOl OPEN HOUSE (Pre-K-Grade 12): Nov 17, 1-3pm All ScHOOl INfO SESSION (Pre-K-Grade 12) Dec 11, 9-11am Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational preschool program. Small classes, individualized college counseling, state of the art technology, leadership development, interscholastic athletics and diverse options in the fine arts define a Kent Place education.

sAint eliz Abeth —— Echoing 150 years of history ——

Open House Dates

Thursday, Sept.19th at 7pm Thursday, Oct. 17th at 7pm Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 7pm 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and their families are invited. The evening consists of a general information meeting, time with our faculty and students, and a tour of our school. Registration is not necessary.

Admission Testing Dates

Saturday, Oct. 19th at 8:30am Saturday, Nov. 16th at 8:30am Parents may take a tour of the school during testing time. Please register with the admissions office via email at: Applications and all admission forms may be downloaded from our admission page on our website:

For more information contact:

The Marvelwood School

The Montessori Children’s Academy 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ 07078 6 Kahn Road, Convent Station, NJ 07960 286 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-258-1400, 973-410-9669, 973-665-0071 Age Groups: 2½- 11 OPEN HOUSE: call for details The Montessori Children’s Academy is committed to inspiring and motivating young children to learn by providing the finest Montessori educational experience. Using traditional Montessori methods, we provide a developmentally challenging, yet appropriate learning environment that engages children’s natural curiosity and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

T H e Ac A D e m y O f S A i N T e l i z A b e T H 2 Convent Road, Convent station, nj 07961 • 973-290-5225

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EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES EXPERIENCES FOR CHS STUDENTS This move allows Craig High School to maintain the essence of a small independent school and to continue to provide our students an individualized, strategy-based program while adding greater facility resources and more diverse course offerings.

DR. ERIC M. CAPARULO Head of The Craig School

CRAIG HIGH SCHOOL is a comprehensive college-prep high school that specializes in educating students with Learning Disabilities. Our program acknowledges the requirements.

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• Strategy-based instructional techniques • Integrated Assistive Technology • Highly Trained and Specialized Faculty


NJ Core Curriculum Standards and meets all NJ graduation

1645 Route 22 at Terrill Road, Watchung 908-757-0108 Director of Admissions: Donna Toryak OPEN HOUSE: Oct 20, 1-4:30pm Pre-registration available at A Catholic, independent Mercy school that provides an exemplary college preparatory education for young women in grades 9-12. For over 100 years, the Mount has inspired young women to become their best selves. In an





Mount Saint Mary Academy


CONTACT: Marci Taub, Director of Admissions 973.334.1295 |


476 Skiff Mountain Road, Kent, CT 06757 860-927-0047 Director of Admissions: Katherine Almquist Age Groups: 9-12, Post-graduate OPEN HOUSE: Nov 11, 9-12:30. Please rSVP to admission Marvelwood’s mission is to provide the path that leads to personal growth and academic success for young people willing to get involved in their own education and committed to the challenge of preparing for college. The school is an optimistic place that provides a structured, supportive and challenging environment, celebrates diversity, and awakens untapped potential.

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Private/Independent School Open House Directory (continued from page 35) ever-changing world, the Mount remains a place where innovation shapes the learning environment while timeless values serve as the foundation.

Morristown-Beard School Whippany Road, Morristown NJ 07960 973-539-3032 Director of Admissions: Robert L. Mitchell II Age Groups: Grades 6-12 MIDDlE ScHOOl OPEN HOUSE: Oct 6, 1pm UPPEr ScHOOl OPEN HOUSE: Nov 3, 1pm At Morristown-Beard, we believe that the school community is responsible for discovering and developing the unique individual potential of each student. Students, parents, trustees, administrators, teachers, staff and coaches understand that school environment plays a profound role in cultivating intellectual, physical, aesthetic, moral and ethical excellence. We believe that a MorristownBeard School education prepares individuals to be enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit, NJ 07901 908-522-8100 Director of Admissions: Suzanne Kimm Lewis Age Groups: co-educational in K- 6 and for young women only in grades 7-12. lOwEr ScHOOl OPEN HOUSES: Oct 16, Nov 6, Nov 20 & Dec 4, 2013; Jan 22, feb 5, & March 5, 2014, 9:15-11am GIrlS GrADE 6 OPEN HOUSES: Oct 25, Nov 22, 9-10:30am. UPPEr ScHOOl OPEN HOUSES: Oct 5, Nov 16, 2013, 9:30-11:30 am Information Session: Dec 5, 6-7:30 pm Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is an independent school Judeo-Christian in heritage and Roman Catholic in teaching and worship. The Oak Knoll community commits to the education and growth of the whole child, as articulated by the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Cornelia Connelly.

The Peck School 247 South Street, Morristown NJ 17960 973 539 8660 x117 Director of Admissions: Erin Ceder Age Groups: K- 8 OPEN HOUSES: Oct 9, 6-8pm; Nov 16, 9-11am. INfO SESSION: Jan 8, 2014 (9-10am) We believe that, in life, knowledge must be guided

by values. Through a commitment to character formation and a rigorous and inspirational academic program, The Peck School strives to build in each student the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others. With dedicated faculty and families, we prepare our students to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive and principled lives.

The Pingry School Short Hills Campus (Lower School) Grades K-5 50 Country Day Dr., Short Hills, NJ 07078 908-647-6419 Fax 973-379-1861 Director of Admissions: Sheila Ramirez Basking Ridge Campus (Middle & Upper Schools) Grades 6-12 131 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 908- 647-6419 | F 908-647-3703 Director of Admissions: Allison Brunhouse ‘00 Age Groups: K-12 SHOrt HIllS cAMPUS (K-5) OPEN HOUSES: Oct 26, 2013, 1-3pm; Nov 20, 8:30-11am BASKING rIDGE cAMPUS (6-11) OPEN HOUSES: Sept 30, 6:30-8:30pm; Nov 20, 6-8:30pm The mission of The Pingry School is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth and social responsi-

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The Red Oaks School 21 Cutler Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-539-7853 Director of Admissions: Laura Gregoire Age Groups: Age 3 – Grade 8 OPEN HOUSES: Oct 26, 9:45am-Noon; Jan 11, 9:45am-Noon The mission of The Red Oaks School is to lay the foundation for students to be engaged global citizens, equipped with 21st century skills. Our dynamic curriculum is based on core Montessori principles, enhanced by current educational research. The Red Oaks School provides a culturally diverse environment in which students develop a love of learning, a strong social conscience and a spirit of discovery as they pursue their full academic and personal potential.

St. Timothy’s School 8400 Greenspring Avenue, Stevenson, Maryland 21153 410-486-7401 Director of Admissions: Anne Mickle Age Groups: Girls, Grades 9-12 and Post-Graduate OPEN HOUSES: Oct 12, 2013 and Jan 18, 2014 Founded in 1882, St. Timothy’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school, preparing girls to assume positions of leadership with moral focus and courage, intellectual honesty and acumen and the confidence to act responsibly and ethically in all areas of their lives.

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Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901 908-273-9121 x213 Director of Admissions: Cara Bramson, Age Groups: All Ages OPEN HOUSES: Oct 27, 2-4pm, Art Afternoon: Meet and Make: All ages are invited to meet the fall exhibiting artists and make art inspired by their work. this event is free and open to the public. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey believes in the power of art to inspire, C amaze and enrich. That’s why we’re so passionate about bringing art and people together: visual arts in all of its many forms and people of all ages, M races and genders. Y CM

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30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ CY 973-379-4114 Director of Admissions: Paula Lordy CMY K Age Groups: 3-8 grades OPEN HOUSES: Oct 3, 9:30am; Nov 7, 9:30am; Jan 9, 9:30am The Winston School educates students who, though intellectually capable, have had difficulties in school typically due to language-based learning disabilities. The goal of The Winston School is to enable students to meet, with confidence, the academic and social challenges of life in a positive and stimulating environment. s

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Breast Cancer Support Group A program of The Connection, Pathways offers this group for women diagnosed at any age and any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared in a welcoming, supportive environment. 6-7:15pm. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Call 908273-4242 for more information.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 “Take Me to the King” Comedian David Mann opens for his wife, acclaimed gospel singer Tamela Mann. Tamela and David Mann co-starred in the hit TBS series Meet the Browns. 8pm. NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark. Call 1-888-466-5722 for more information.

Open Stage at the Minstrel Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for more information.

Downtown Concert Series Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum featuring the Appalachia-goneAfro-Brazilan band Matuto. Bring a blanket/chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music. Picnicking welcome. 6-8pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-3772982 for more information.

Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California Former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder originated and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit - the iconic, “Hotel California,” and his lyrical, signature guitar work is heard on legendary songs like “Life in the Fast Lane”. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 The American Health and Wellness Fair This is a free public event that brings together more than 150 health and wellness providers in the areas of traditional medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, message therapy, energy healing, chiropractic, yoga and much more. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Broad St. at Bellevue Ave., Bloomfield. Call 973-256-2094 for more information.


he Annual Fine Art and Craft Show at Anderson Park will be held Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22, 2013. More than 160 artists and artisans will be in attendance, displaying and selling handmade jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery and leather as well as fresh baked and specialty food items for purchase and sampling. The event is sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs as well as Janet and Howard Rose of Rose Squared Productions, Inc. Anderson Park is located at Bellevue and N. Mountain Avenues in Montclair. For more information, please visit September 21 and 22 • Anderson Park, Montclair • (Bellevue Ave & N. Mountain Ave)

Whole Foods Market, Kids’ Day of Service Whole Foods Market will provide a delicious, buildyour-own salad-bar for all participating kids and grown-ups. Volunteer activities include, harvesting pumpkins and/or potatoes, churning cream into butter, painting the chicken coop and more. 10am. Fosterfields, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown. Call 973631-5343 for more information.

Kenny Loggins with the Blue Sky Riders An evening of power pop from one of the best-selling artists of the 1970s and 1980s whose songs include such favorites as “This Is It,” “Footloose,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “Heart to Heart” “I’m Alright” and many more. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

Family Fun Day

Horticultural expert Michael Wilson will discuss ways to maintain a suburban yard in a sustainable fashion. His talk will cover sustainable garden design, preparation and maintenance, including fall clean up. 10am. Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Center, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973326-7603 for more information.

Autumn Open House at Willowwood The coming of fall always brings a new palette of colors to Willowwood’s meadows and gardens. The Arboretum’s Horticulture Staff will host an “Open House.” Noon-4pm. Willowwood Aboretum, 14 Longview Rd., Far Hills. Call 908-234-1815 for more information.

North Mississippi Allstars Perform North Mississippi Allstars have earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973313-278 for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 “Home on the Range”

Join the Museum for lots of family fun and craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended. 1pm3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 for more information.

“Sustainable Yard Care with Native Plants”

An introductory horseback riding at Lord Stirling Stable is an ideal opportunity to try Western-style horseback riding for the first time or to get “back in the saddle” after an extended hiatus from the sport. Riders must be at least 9 years old. 10am-10am. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Call 908 766-5955 for more information.

Friends of the Great Swamp Volunteer Orientation Discover the many volunteer opportunities at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. There is something for just about everybody. Learn about what the Great Swamp provides for wildlife and visitors. 1:30pm. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 973-425-9510 for more information. (continued on page 40)

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Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

The works of Willard Mullin, the sports cartoonist of the 20th Century, will be displayed and discussed by Hal Bock and Mike Powers, authors of the exquisite new book, “Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-72.” 3-4:30pm. Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. Call 973-655-2378 for more information.

Steeped in the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings electrify music fans and critics alike with their explosive live shows and heartfelt music that returns soul music to its traditional ’60s roots. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 for more information.

Sunday Comics

Andrew Dice Clay Performs

Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; Show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s, Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for more information.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Jewish Learning Program The Jewish Learning Program (JLP), grades K-12, is dedicated to working jointly with families to teach all children the skills, knowledge and values they will need to be life-long learners. 4pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. Call 973-994-2290 for information.

Andrew Dice Clay is proud to be America’s most controversial and outrageous comic of all time! It’s that persona that has made Clay “The Undisputed “Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Call 201-2271030 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Tea and Burger – Celebrating the 1990s New Jersey Artist Carl Burger’s work hangs on permanent display at the Morris Museum. Hear Carl talk about some of his works from the 1990s. 1pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

Elegant Make Ahead Hors d’oeuvres Cooking Class Get ready early with some great easy hors d’oeuvre for the upcoming holiday entertaining season. Menu highlights cheddar biscuits with baked ham and green tomato chutney; roquefort and hazelnut napoleons; roasted pepper and caper crostini; spicy cheese straws and smoked salmon and avocado dip with pita chips. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 A Most Dangerous Woman This world premiere explores the extraordinary life of Mary Ann Evans-better known by her pen name George Eliot. Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Call 908-408-5600 for information.

Grow Cook Eat Do you like to eat as much as you like to garden? Want to learn more about new and different varieties of eggplants and their relatives? 7-8:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Call 973-326-7603 for more information.

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A Moving Meditation with Nia

Homegrown & Homespun Help with kitchen, garden, or handwork projects that are from the time period. 3-4:30pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908-8795463 for more information.

People Responsible for Elderly Persons (P.R.E.P.) People Responsible for Elderly Persons P.R.E.P. provides opportunities to: Meet others with similar concerns, share common problems and solutions, find available community resources, earn effective problem-solving and coping skills. 7-9pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-273-5550 for more information.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Friends of the Great Swamp Refuge Readers Monthly book discussion group. This month join us for a discussion of “Two Coots in a Canoe”, by Dave Morine. Two buddies who hadn’t seen each other for 20 years venture on a 400 mile canoe trip on the Connecticut River. 2pm. Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding. Call 73-4259510 for more information.

Art League of the Chathams 25th Anniversary Celebration This 25th Anniversary Celebration will include art show, wine tasting, food, music and gift basket raffle (tricky tray). Benefits support community art events and scholarship fund. 6-9pm. Chatham Township Municipal Bldg., 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. Call 973214-1891 for information.

Opening Reception “Migratory Marks” is a group exhibition showcasing recent innovations in contemporary drawing practices with site-specific wall drawings and installations. Featuring “Joan Pamboukes: Felix and the Meteor” and “Carol Salmanson: Light Lines.” 6-8pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68, Elm St., Summit. Call 908-273-9121 for more information.

Forest Hill a Hundred Years Ago Celebrate some of the history of Newark’s Forest Hill neighborhood and the 100th anniversary of the Newark Christian Fellowship building (formerly Forest Hill Presbyterian Church) with an illustrated lecture by Prof. Mark Newell of Ramapo College. 7:45pm. Newark Christian Fellowship, 101 Heller Pkwy., Newark. Call 973- 482-6464 for information.

Join us for a special moving meditation as we create a circle of intention to move our joy, pain and passion together. Tune into body sensation while moving with sound and silence. 7-8:30pm. Terra Sky Center For Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908277-1222 for information.

Dinner in the Sukkah In celebration of the Sukkot holiday, Temple B’nai Abraham will hold Dinner in the Sukkah sponsored by the TBA Social Action Committee and Sisterhood. Celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with a special organic meal. 7:30pm. Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 Northfield Rd., Livingston. 973-994-2290.

Slight Imperfection Performs Slight Imperfection is Odarka and Redentor, a singer/ song-writing duo blending musical genre of traditional Celtic, folk, rock and roll and all in between. 7pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Call 973669-7385 for more information.

Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo at the Minstrel Ian Hicks opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for information. (continued on page 42)


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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a sizzling performance from Emedin Rivera and Tropical Turbulence. 7:30pm. County College of Morris Davidson Rooms, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. Call 973-328-5000 for more information.

“Noises Off” Performance Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of second-rate actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. As with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time. 8pm. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair. Call 973-744-9752 for information.

160 exhibitors, including fine artists, photographers, jewelry makers, potters and more, will take part in the Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park event. Also Sunday, Sept 22. Anderson Park, Montclair. For information, please visit www.

‘Shred It’ is Coming Temple Sholom of West Essex will host ‘Shred It’ on a monthly basis – a safe way to discard those personal, financial papers you want to get rid of. Temple of Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. Call 973-239-1326 for information.

America’s Road Show Want to know what your favorite baseball card or sports memorabilia worth? Visitors can bring up to three items to be appraised by the experts at Robert Edwards Auction at an all-day memorabilia event. Authentication services also available. Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls. Call 973655-2378 for information.

Social Media for Professionals: Unlimited Potential Learn to build, design and track various social media platforms and understand how they can work to enhance your web presence - both personally and professionally. 9:30am-12:30pm. Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave., South Orange. Call 73-761-9087 for more information.

Annual Tent Sale Pick up gifts, furniture, lighting and jewelry. For your convenience, we will be offering an appraisal service with a nominal fee which will be donated to Meals on Wheels/ Sage Eldercare. 10am-5pm. The Summit Antiques Center, 511 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908-273-9373 for more information.

Candle Making Demonstration and Workshop Observe how 1860’s beeswax candles were hand-dipped over an open campfire, and make your own candles. 1-4pm. Cooper Gristmill, 66 Washington Tpke, Chester. Call 908-879-546 for more information.

The Theater Project Open House Kids and their parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and sample the classes of The Theater Project Classroom at a free open house. 1-2:30pm. The Theater Project Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973 763-4029 for information.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum’s Fall Fundraiser This elegant evening of music, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and a selection of wines features a private performance by internationally-acclaimed pianist Sebastián Forster. 6pm. Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 for more information.

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Music legend Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans, performs his classic hits such as “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for information.

John Scofield’s Überjam Scofield started the Überjam project in 2000. Once he found super rhythm guitarist Avi Bortnick, he played with various bass and drum teams searching for the right chemistry and found it for two cds. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for information.

“Curtain Up Gala” Kick off 2013-2014 with Broadway musical theater diva Betty Buckley’s Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway. 8pm. Centenary Stage Co., Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 for information.

Paula Poundstone Performs

Swingin’ Tern Contra and Square Dancing

Critically acclaimed comedian Paula Poundstone will perform her brand of off-the-cuff comedy on Wednesday, September 26 at SOPAC. Poundstone, the first woman to be awarded the ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy Performance and the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondence dinner comes armed only with a stool, a Diet Pepsi and her uncanny ability to create humor on the spot. Poundstone will take the stage at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange at 7:30pm.

Bill Fischer will call the contras and Wry Bred will be the band. This Saturday night dance series is run by the Folk Project. No partner necessary. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Call 973-295-6864 for more information.

Lunatic Fringe Performs Lunatic Fringe has been performing comedy without a script and without a net since 1997. The comedians combine music, audience suggestions and inspired lunacy to create a one-of-a-kind comic experience that’s not to be missed. 8pm. Glen Ridge Train Station, 228, Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. Call 973-429-1527 for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Wet & Wild: Contemporary Art Quilts Featuring more than 25 spectacular quilts drawn from the collection of John M. Walsh III, this exhibition showcases art quilts that are inspired by the common theme of water. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

The Storm That Forever Changed New Jersey The Morris Museum will present the work of StarLedger photographers who fought through floods, power outages, and their own personal losses to portray a state broken by Mother Nature’s awesome fury and the story of a state determined to rise again. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for information.

Sunday Comics Enjoy the area’s best rising stars with special guests from major comedy clubs, radio & TV. Reservations are recommended. Seating 7:30pm; show 8pm. Upstairs at Tierney’s. Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Rd., Montclair. Call 973-744-9785 for information.

Pre-Natal Yoga Prenatal Yoga is a natural way to reduce or relieve some of the physical challenges that can occur with pregnancy such as: fatigue, digestive problems, lower back pain, sciatica, and random aches and pains. 1011:15am. Terra Sky Center For Wellness, 510 Morris Ave., Summit. Call 908-277-1222 for information.

Ride 4 Avi Motorcycle Run & Community BBQ

A City Slickers Sukkot Celebration

Featuring a 60 mile state police escorted ride of NJ’s countryside followed by a community BBQ from Noon to 4pm. Games, raffles, inflatables, carnival treats, arts and crafts and live concert by the Mudbelly Blues Band. 10am. Knights of Columbus, Shunpike Rd., Springfield. Call 908-277-3722.

Featuring an old - fashioned Western Hoedown with activities for all ages including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, cowboy games and crafts. Guest author of Jews of the Wild West, Kay Miller. Supper in the Sukkah featuring Western Food and a Square Dance Party. 4-8pm. B’Nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Call 973-731-0160 for information.

Mid Autumn Moon Festival The story of the Moon Goddess, Changer is told through the use of beautiful shadow puppets that are projected on a giant screen and accompanied by Chinese Folk music and narration in English and Mandarin. After the performance, enjoy a variety of crafts and more. 12:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Morristown. Call 973-326-7600 for more information.

Victorians’ Secret Fashion Show Enjoy this fascinating and sometimes shocking, annual fashion show with live models dressed in period clothing. Watch as they debut their garments and discuss the sometimes torturous process of getting dressed in the 19th Century Victorian. 1-5pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. Call 73-326-7600 for more information.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Banyan School’s 15th Annual Golf Classic The event includes 18 holes of golf, with cart and caddy, lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, hole-in-one vehicles to win and contests on the course. Call 973-439-1919 for more information.

Suicide Loss Support Group Life After Loss (LAL) is a non-denominational support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. LAL meets the fourth Monday of the month. 7:30pm. Congregation Beth Ahm, 56, Grove Ave., Verona. Call 973-239-0754 for more information.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Summer Yoga Series Come to the last session of Greenwood Gardens’ Summer Yoga series class. Simply bring a mat and a towel. All levels are welcome. 9:15am. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. Call 973258-4026 for more information. (continued on page 44)

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Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group

In the COMFORT & CONVENIENCE of your own home!

Meetings will be led by Deanna Butters, Director of SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center. The group will provide caregivers with emotional and educational support and will discuss topics such as coping with uncertainty. 10-11am. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908273-5550 for more information.

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Learn how to blanch roast and sautee just-picked vegetables to create the freshest recipes! Menu highlights. roasted peppers & crème fraiche shooters; grilled flat breads with seasonal toppings; roasted tomato & goats cheese tart with mixed greens vinaigrette and vegetable stuffed Rroasted chicken. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for information.

Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors Amy Matthews, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will discuss how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors. 7-8:30pm. Sage Elder Care, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908-2735550 for more information.

Turning Point’s 12th Annual Gala

Back Pain? There Is Help… Don’t go on living with back pain. Learn more from Anesthesiologist David G Conyack, DO, about available treatment options including lifestyle changes, natural alternatives, medications and surgery. Free, registration required. 7pm. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange. Call 973-530-3915 for more information.

Designing Difficult Spaces Workshop

Local Interior Decorator, Valerie Ruddy, C.I.D., Owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Verona will help you figure out how to successfully decorate due to the functions or architecture of the space. 7-9pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 973-744-0500 for more information.

The Waterboys Perform

Turning Point, an addiction treatment program in Paterson will host its 12th Annual Gala with Earvin“Magic” Johnson as our celebrity guest. 7pm. Call 973-239-9400 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Garden Discoveries: Autumn Happenings Classes 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 and specimens. 1-2pm. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. Call 973-744-4752 for more information.

The band’s music is a mix of Celtic folk music and rock and roll. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood. Call 201-227-1030 for more information.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 The Last Romance A crush can make anyone feel young again—even an 80-year old widower named Ralph. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3700 for more information.

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Richie Furay Performs

Piano Concert

With a career that spans the 1960s to the present with Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Souther Hillman Furay Band with J.D. Souther and Chris Hillman. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for more information.

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Paula Poundstone Performs Paula Poundstone was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for more information.

Potted Potter

Wendy Lane Bailey and composer pianist Michele Brourman perform an evening of song and story. In this program they reveal the lives of three generations of Southern women through music by a variety of songwriters, 7-10pm. MoFiddles, 4260 Town Center Way, Livingston. Call 973-994-1083 for information.

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Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 for information. Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

Tower of Power and War Perform

Learn how it’s made, the difference types, its quirky history and more. Menu highlights gnocci with sage browned butter; sauteed salmon with beurre blanc; southern biscuits with honeyed Oorange-Ccinnamon butter; Ggenoise with Bbuttercream and kourenbeites. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

Randy Travis Performs Randy Travis is an American singer who is considered as a pivotal figure in the history of country music. He has recorded more than a dozen studio albums and more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt St., Englewood, Call 201227-1030 for more information.

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The group still garners rave reviews, and leaves the audiences dancing in their seats in the arenas, theatres, and outdoor venues they play year ‘round. Melding soul, jazz, funk, and rock in a way no group ever has. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 for more information.

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Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools Perform Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools is a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris and more. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 for more information.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Ridge Oak Bazaar Shop for collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, baked goods. In addition to the annual raffle for a homemade quilt, an Apple iPad and Samsung LCD TV, we are featuring a new raffle for a homemade doll house! 9am-5pm. Ridge Oak Senior Housing, 150 Manchester Drive, Basking Ridge. Call 908-2210266 for more information.

Shrimp & Steak Dinner Cooking Class a one-session workshop of informative techniques and sensational recipes that you can enjoy for appetizers and entrees. Menu highlights Artichoke & Shrimp Fritters with Balsamic Aioli Sauce; Sirloin Steak Napoleon with Shrimp and Peppercorn Sauce; Mashed Potatoes and Celery Root; Roasted Green Beans with Garlicky Bread Crumbs. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hill. Call 973-258-4009 for more information.

13th Annual Miracle Walk 2013 This family-fun event, created by a group of parents in appreciation of the care their children received, benefits the 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 9am. Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Aves., Verona. Call 973322-4259 for more information.

West Orange Alter Egos Benefit

Make Your Own Scarecrow

The Waterboys Perform

Friends from Back to Nature will teach you how to make your own scarecrow, perfect for the harvest season. Bring long pants, one long-sleeved shirt and pillow case. Feel free to add any other trimmings, such as hats and scarves. 10-11:30am. Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Rd., Far Hills. Call 908234-2677 for more information.

“American Heroes in Bronze” Exhibit

West Orange Performers from across the performing arts spectrum perform to raise funds for the 2014 NJAI@OSPAC season. 7:30-10pm. Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Call 973-669-7385. For more information.

The Waterboys have been blending Celtic folk music and rock since 1981 similar to groups like The Pogues and The Decemberists. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more information.

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Streisand Songbook Ann Hampton Callaway is best known for her Tonynominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! Callaway is also a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on six of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275-1114 for more information.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Keeping Babies Safe 5K Run-Walk Keeping Babies Safe, is holding it’s Annual 5k Run/ Walk to raise money for Keeping Babies Safe’s outreach educational programs. 9:30am. Harry Dunham Park, 490 Somerville Rd., Basking Ridge. Call 908-204-3003 for more information.

23rd Annual West Orange Downtown Classic Mayor’s 5k Run-Walk “Break the Silence of Ovarian Cancer” walkers, runners, survivors and loved ones will join together to participate in this event. For more information on the run/walk, please register at 9:30am. West Orange Township Hall, 66 Main St., West Orange. Call 973-325-4050 for more information.

Dog Days: A Very Silly Dog Show This is the 17th annual “Dog Days” show and all canines and their humans are invited to participate in classes such as Pet/Owner Look-Alike; Most Luxurious Tail; Largest, Smallest, and Most Medium; Biscuit Race; etc. 3pm. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Call 908 766-5955 for more information.

An Evening of Stories and Songs with Alejandro Escovedo & Shelby Lynne

Neil Berg: 100 Years of Broadway

Museum welcomes historian and author William B. Styple, for gallery tours of the “American Heroes in Bronze: The Artwork of James E. Kelly”, an exhibit of bronze sculptures is currently on display in the upstairs gallery. 1-4pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 ext. 15 for more information.

“Grape Expectations” Event A unique wine and food event with a “Twist” to benefit The Montclair Public Library. Eric Asimov, chief wine and food critic for the New York Times will host an intimate wine master class from 6:307:30pm. Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. Call 744-0500 for more information.

Neil Berg, composer/lyricist of the hit Off-Broadway musicals, presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows, sung by today’s top Broadway stars! 8pm. Bergen PAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood. Call 201-227-1030 for more information.

Kathy Mattea Performs Kathy Mattea, Americana and Alt-Country star, performs her decades of Top Ten hits with her acoustic quartet. 8pm. Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973376-4946 for more information.

Mauricio de Souza Performs Mauricio de Souza and his Brazilian Jazz group will be performing standards of the Brazilian Jazz and Jazz repertoires. Arrangements will include tunes from the new album with compositions by many famous composers. 10pm. Papillon 25, 25 Valley St., South Orange. Call 973-761-5299 for more information.

Alejandro Escovedo is a celebrated, versatile, singer/songwriter whose punk-rock roots in 70’s San Francisco can still be heard in his roots rock/alternative country style. 7:30pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Muriel Anderson Clinic & Concert International guitar sensation Muriel Anderson will be hosting a clinic and concert. Special guests Bill Brandon and Paul Yanosik will accompany on guitar. Clinic 3-5pm, concert 6-8pm. Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 973-744-2600 or email trumpets@ s

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September 2013

American Health and Wellness Fair

Seen In the vIcInIty Photos by Sharon Stern

11th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Children’s Cardiomyopathy

September 14 • 10am-5pm Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ


n Monday, July 22, 2013, The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) hosted their eleventh Annual Golf Outing. The outing was held at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange and included a shotgun start, barbecue lunch, cocktail reception and silent auction, as well as a buffet dinner and awards ceremony. The event raised over $295,000, which will support research and the search for the cure for Children’s Cardiomyopathy.


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HealtH & Beauty By Julie Jacobs

Mind Your


Healthy Teeth Help Promote Wellness


lossing, brushing and getting regular dental checkups are vital to good oral health to be sure, but they also play an important role in overall well-being. With studies linking oral decay and disease to an array of chronic and even life-threatening illnesses, an increasing number of health care professionals are now taking a more holistic approach to care and considering how all parts of the body—including the mouth—are inextricably tied to good health. It is a movement focused more on prevention of dental disease than simply treatment after the fact.

What We Know

a variety of bacteria live in the mouth. When dental care lapses, some of these micro-organisms are able to facilitate the buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums. Over time, this excessive plaque can lead to tooth problems and gum disease marked by tenderness and bleeding. Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease, and if left untreated, often advances into periodontitis, a serious gum infection that can erode bone, destroy tissue and create troublesome pockets between teeth. Harmful bacteria can then travel through these pockets into the bloodstream and ultimately cause or aggravate health concerns throughout the body. For years, research has uncovered connections between poor mouth health and diabetes, stroke, premature birth, HIV/ aIDS and heart disease. Some investigations, for example, have found the pres-



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ence of oral bacteria in aortic aneurysms and carotid artery plaque. More recently, scientists have begun theorizing about relationships between compromised oral health and lung disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. Much of their thinking is based on the presence of bacteria, bone loss and inflammation that are associated all with periodontal disease and respectively with the other conditions.


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Despite the sobering science, you can help ward off dental disease and in turn potentially maintain good health by simply taking good care of your teeth. What does this involve? It starts with a daily home regimen. Brush lightly for two minutes in the morning and then again before bed. always use fluoride toothpaste as well as a soft-bristled brush, which you should replace every few months. also, floss once a day to remove food particles that can lodge between your teeth and along your gum line and subsequently spur the growth of bacteria and development of plaque. and gargle with mouthwash or rinse to kill bacteria and benefit from additional fluoride. For more thorough oral cleaning—and oral examination—see your dentist. experts recommend twice-yearly dental visits, during which your dentist can look for signs of decay (and oral cancer as well). When decay is treated early on, smaller fillings are required to restore a tooth, so more of its structure can remain. That’s good news for the long term, in that teeth stay strong and present with fewer problems. apart from practicing good oral hygiene, you can further promote both your oral and general health by eating right. Sugary foods enable the formation of damaging acids that can cause cavities, decay and other mouth troubles, so limit high-sugar snacks and maintain a well-balanced diet. try including into your meals more multigrain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products containing calcium and Vitamin D. The american Dental association says they all help foster healthy teeth and gums. s For more inFormation:;;;;;;;

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Fast Facts • Fifty-five percent of Americans age two and up have not seen a dentist in the past year. • More than one in five people have untreated cavities. • Eighty percent of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal gum disease. • Nearly one quarter of adults aged 65 and over have lost all their teeth. • In 2009, 830,000 emergency room visits were linked to preventable dental conditions.

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HAVE YOU HEARD By Jessica Schiffenhaus

The Right to Bare Arms


f the back of your arms and thighs are continually plagued with tiny bumps and rough, scratchy patches, you might have a common skin condition known as Keratosis pilaris. Those little bumps are clogged hair follicles resulting from a build-up of keratin. While there’s no “cure” for this condition, there are several over-the-counter topical treatments that can help reduce its effects. AmLactin, which can be found in drugstores (and also prescribed by a dermatologist), is lotion that contains 12% lactic acid, which simultaneously exfoliates and hydrates skin, helping to unclog hair follicles and keep skin smooth. GLYTONE’s KP line ( includes exfoliating body wash that contains 8.8% free glycolic acid to combat rough patches, and body lotion with 17.5% free glycolic acid to treat and soften skin. Finally, the DERMAdoctor KP Duty skin care line (, which also contains glycolic acid, includes a body scrub to be used once or twice a week, a priming serum to reduce redness, and moisturizing therapy lotion to smooth and hydrate skin.  This column does not reflect the views of Vicinity Media Group, but is strictly the opinion of the reviewer. Email any questions or suggestions to

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aseball player Ed Hearn played in 49 games and hit .265 as a backup catcher. He was the only professional baseball player to win A ball, AA ball, AAA ball, and Major league championships in four consecutive years with the same franchise.

…if ever there was a story about finding the positives that come out of terrible adversity, it is Ed Hearn’s. He was a guest on my radio program and over the years has become a mentor and a friend. He always reminds me how lucky we are to be alive and have the opportunity to serve others because if ever there was a story about finding the positives that come out of terrible adversity, it is Ed Hearn’s. In 1986, Hearn was on the New York Mets world champion baseball

team and he thought all his dreams had come true. The following spring, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher David Cone. Two weeks into his Kansas City season, he sustained a shoulder injury that required total reconstructive surgery and three years to battle. By 1991, Hearn realized that his baseball career was over. But that’s not all. Three months after he left baseball he was diagnosed with three serious health problems: hypo gamma globulin anemia, which requires a monthly $3000 IV treatment; sleep apnea, which now requires he sleep attached to a breathing machine each night; and most serious of all, he needed an immediate kidney transplant. His monthly medication bill since 1992 has been $40,000 and will continue for the rest of his life. One day in 1993, Hearn reached his lowest point. He went down to the basement of his home, put a bullet in a .357 magnum, and contemplated suicide. He eventually realized that “deep deep down” he was not a quitter, and put down the gun… See the October issue to read about the three factors that turned things around for Hearn. 

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

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Simple Back to School Snacking (Family Features)


he start of a school year—with new classes, new teachers and new friends—can be an exhilarating time for kids. With all the things you need to get before their new educational adventure begins, it’s easy to overlook the lunchtime options you serve your kids. Make the most of this exciting time and break out of the old back to school routine with a few simple snacking tips. Serving up these healthy snacking solutions will bring color and enjoyment to an otherwise drab lunch. Here are a few ways to pack some fun back into lunch: Pack a Bento Box – These convenient, easyto-carry food containers are perfect for lunchtime. The compartments make packing different foods simple, while keeping flavors and textures separate. Pack in hummus along with some dippers, such as pretzels, sliced fruit and veggies for healthy eating on-the-go. Choose Hummus – Cream-based dips and dressings are loaded with sodium, fat and preservatives. Instead, choose hummus, such as

Grilled Vegetable Pita Pizza

Sabra Hummus—the healthy alternative that kids crave. They’ll have a dipping party when you pack it with carrots, broccoli, celery and pita bread. After-School Noshes – Keep the fun, flavorful food options on hand for after-class, as well. When they’re busy doing homework or cramming for the exam, your kids will love the Mediterranean twist on these classic kid-friendly recipes, like this recipe for Grilled Vegetable Pita Pizza. Try New Condiments – When it comes to dressing up sandwiches and wraps, go beyond the ordinary mustard and mayo routine. Your kids will love exploring new flavor combinations, especially when you choose their favorites. Spread delicious Sabra Hummus on whole grain bread and fill with their favorite sandwich fixings for a tasty variation on a lunchtime classic. For more recipes and information on Sabra Hummus, visit 

Yield: 3 pizzas, 24 small slices 1 1/2 cups summer squash (about 2 medium size) yellow and/or green 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 red onion 2 vine ripe tomatoes 3 (6-inch) round pitas 1 cup Sabra Classic Hummus Black pepper and salt to taste Slice summer squash in 1/4-inch rounds. Place in bowl and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Peel and cut red onion in half. Then slice with grain in 1/3-inch wedges. Repeat with second half. Place in bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and combine. Cut tomatoes in half and slice 4-6 half-moon wedges. Repeat with second half. Place in bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt and combine. Grill summer squash about 4 minutes on each side. Grill onions about 5 minutes, rotating once. Grill tomatoes about 5 minutes rotating once. Warm pita on the grill about 3 minutes each side. Once warm, remove pita from heat and slather with about 1/3 cup hummus. Top with summer squash, tomatoes and onions. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy.



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

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham • 973635-3888 Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

EAST HANOVER Ricci’s Catering

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

LITTLE FALLS Rare, The Steakhouse

440 Main St, Little Falls • 973256-6699 • Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

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

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

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MAPLEWOOD Coda Kitchen

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

Sona Classic Indian Cuisine

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

Verjus Restaurant

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

MILLBURN LaStrada Nuova

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

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Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn 973912-8838 Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D


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Umi Sushi

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-921-2848 Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thu 11:30am10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

SOUTH ORANGE Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

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

STIRLING Oceana Grill

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

Paulie’s Calabria

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

SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

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

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 diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO


Marco Polo

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

BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R  eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive—$10 and under $MOD: Moderate—$11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive—$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available MN: Menu on

Natale’s Summit Bakery

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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

salad and complete the meal with an extraordinary dessert such as Zuccotto with Raspberry Sauce. Inquire about corporate parties and luncheons, wine tasting dinners and private dining room available for parties and/or meetings. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP s

WHIPPANY Il Capriccio

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

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September 2013

“It’s all about the Steak”




MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The 3rd Annual National TriMathlon is October 19 & 20


Registration is free to all 2nd-5th grade students; visit or call 973-377-6284

This school year, get ahead at MATHNASIUM  Number Facts  Arithmetic  Pre-Algrebra © 2013 MATHNASIUM - The Math Learning Center

 Algebra  Geometry  Trigonometry  Calculus  Statistics

Stay on top of all your math-related studies with a Mathnasium Membership! TutoringPlus Membership Highlights Purpose: Immediate academic support for all high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, trig, calculus and statistics. Method: One-to-one instruction driven by the student’s current academic needs. Duration: Month-to-month memberships offering up to 3 sessions per week. Schedule: Drop-in as needed during our dedicated TutoringPlus hours.

CurriculumPlus Membership Highlights Purpose: Lasting mathematical mastery and confidence through review/preview of elementary, middle and high school math. Method: Individualized, long-term learning plan tailored to student’s exact needs and delivered through one-to-one instruction. Duration: 6- or 12-month memberships requiring consistent weekly attendance. Schedule: Flexible to accommodate all your after-school and weekend activities.

Session-based Private Tutoring Hourly tutoring in a private setting for all other math-related academic needs.


For high school students wanting top-tier tutoring with drop-in convenience at a practical price, Mathnasium offers TutoringPlus memberships on all school nights and weekends. Whether you are already exceptional at math, struggling with a specific topic, or performing anywhere in between, a Mathnasium TutoringPlus membership provides the timely academic support necessary to do your very best — in school, on the SAT or ACT, AP exams, and beyond! If you need to strengthen your mathematical foundation, a Mathnasium CurriculumPlus membership builds mastery and confidence through a rigorous program tailor-fit to your exact needs. Through one-to-one instruction, we provide a solid review of prior math materials and, where appropriate, a preview of what’s coming up next in school.

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973-377-6284 650 Shunpike Road, Chatham, NJ 07928


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