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What Do You Miss Most from Your Childhood?





Long summer days and nights hanging out with my friends, riding bikes.

Playing outside until the street lights came on. —Vilma Velez-Manning, Morristown

—Kristen Lim, New Providence





Eating a lot of ice cream.

Being able to go outside all day and play until my mother called me.

—Brian Fruehling, Madison



—Barbara Schmidt-Kemp, Chatham Township





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Being carefree. Verona pool -that was a big thing growing up.

I miss having daydream time without any I.T.

—Danielle Ubhaus, Verona

—June Lin, Madison

My favorite thing and I miss it— playing kick the can in the alley until 11:00 at night. —Cathi Koufacos, Chatham Borough

Sleeping in. None of that anymore! —Leanne Chislett, Madison

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In The Vicinity Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area.


Calendar of Events

19 Best of Essex 2015 Categories

20 Back-to-School Tips to Keep Kids Healthy & Safe 22 Private/Independent School Open House Directory 38 Historic Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills

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42 The Power of Prevention 44 Restaurant Guide 46 Diamond Minds Dealing with Conflicts











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ara Home Care, specializing in elder care and home healthcare assistant services, has expanded into Morris, Essex and Union Counties. Cara Home Care’s promise is to bring “Compassion, Approachable, Respectful and Assuring (CARA)” care to the aging loved ones of any family. Services provided range from light housekeeping to physical assistance and health services. The family-owned business, with a medically trained and experienced team of professionals, will provide loved ones with the care needed for a happy and comfortable life.

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he 2015 North Jersey Woman Expo to be held on November 10, 2015 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange is now accepting vendor reservations. This event is dedicated to the things woman love— fashion, food, fun—and things women care about, quality products and services. This extraordinary event allows vendors to: sell products, generate leads, and interact and engage with hundreds of attendees, all in a single day. Limited space is available. To request more information or to reserve your space call 973-276-1688 or visit

Cara Home Care was created with the intention to combine healthcare expertise and a passion for helping others. Cara utilizes a unique approach that includes an individualized plan for all in-home care needs for a patient who is transitioning from a hospital stay, illness, or injury, or is dealing with the difficulties that often onset with age. In any of these cases, patients and families are sure to be treated with the exceptional service that makes Cara Home Care a family name. Cara Home Care is more than a team of registered nurses, doctors, experienced home healthcare professionals and NJ Certified Home Health Aides—they pride themselves as being your extended family— as well as your eyes, ears and hearts when you can’t be there or need a helping hand. Cara Home Care is located at 667 Shunpike Road, Suite 1-A-B in Chatham. For more information, visit their website at or call 973-980-3764.

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ith the Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards contest well under way, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers from the Volunteer Action Program (VAC) of Our House, Inc. for their excellent help in compiling the campaign kits that were distributed to the nominees of the contest. Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental disabilities. A strong emphasis is placed on enhancing community involvement and participation, as well as helping individuals develop meaningful connections to community life. There are residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties. To find out more about Our House, Inc., visit or call 908-464-8008.


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old is back! This outfit, a lightweight quilt stitched jacket with zipper accents, shown with gold scarf and black pull-on pants featuring faux leather geometric design on the legs, is part of the new Fall collection from Joseph Ribkoff. Ribkoff is the renowned designer for the Miss America Pageant. His fashions are created for women of distinct taste and style. La Belle Boutique offers many staple items for your wardrobe, as well as Bridal gowns, Mother of the Bride, guest of the wedding, graduation and dresses for all special ceremonies. The investment in quality is worthwhile. La Belle Boutique is located at two locations: 457 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights 908-464-4100 and 154 Danforth Avenue in Jersey City 201-434-4143. Visit them online at


Hundreds of Children, Hundreds of Smiles — Over 600 Children Shop Cost-Free

he National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) hosted its 7th annual Back 2 School Store (B2SS) on Sunday, Aug. 2nd.Back 2 School Store. The event provided over 600 economically disadvantaged children, who are referred by over 30 social service agencies, with school supplies, clothing and personal care items. The event took place in a 4000 sq.ft space at B’nai Shalom in West Orange that was set up like a department store. The children were paired with personal shoppers that helped the children in picking out their own school supplies; brand new outfits (including a winter coat, gloves and hat); perfectly fitted sneakers and various personal care items. “Some of the kids say, ‘Wow, I’ve never had my own toothbrush before!’ They

have to share with their siblings,” states Laurie Schuftan, B2SS volunteer and NCJW/Essex member. “It is mind boggling what we take for granted every day.” While the children shopped for their new supplies, parents and guardians visited the Gaelen Family Resource Center, where they received blood pressure screenings, glucose tolerance testing, eye exams and information on proper dental care in order to identify any health issues. After the children were finished shopping, they left the store with their guardians and happy smiles on their faces. NCJW/Essex, the grassroots organization that runs the shop each year, strives for social justice by improving quality of life for women, children and families, along with much more.

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Tuesday, September 1 Fall Class Registration Sign up today for studio art classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry design and more. Registration is ongoing for summer classes and workshops are available for all ages. Register for fall classes by September 7 to avoid a late fee. Classes begin on September 15. Registration Is available online, by phone, in person at the front desk or by mail. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Turtle Back Zoo Exhibits The Zoo is committed to providing an enriching recreational experience that fosters excellence in wildlife education and wildlife conservation. Visit these wonderful exhibits, Sea Lion sound exhibit, “Penguin Coast” exhibit, Southeast Asia exhibit, Wolf Woods exhibit, Prairie Dogs exhibit and Have a Wild Day! Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800. Events and dates subject to change. Vicinity Media Group is not responsible for changes.


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4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition NJPAC and Concord Music Group announce the 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition. Vocalists must enter by Monday, September 14th by 5pm. The winner will receive a Concord Music recording contract, cash prize and new this year, a performance opportunity at the 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM are graciously sponsored by TD Bank. For contest rules, more information, and to purchase tickets, visit website.

Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. 11:30am12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908598-5548

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SisterStrong Fitness Program Free for women diagnosed with cancer. Registration is required. 1:30pm-2:15pm. Pathways, a program of The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 154.

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Back to School Sale Arches watercolor blocks, Pan Pastel 20 color set pure colors and Prismacolor markers 12 setbrush tips are available for sale. Jerry’s Artist Outlet has the distinct pleasure of offering visitors Custom Mouldings in standard sizes from “ROMAMoulding.” Visit the “annex” and shop for these beautiful frames. Custom frames are available at ready-made prices. Runs through September 30. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave., Essex Green Shopping Plaza., West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Edison’s Laboratory: “Where America Was Invented”

While Thomas Alva Edison is best known for inventing the phonograph, motion pictures and the nickel-iron alkaline battery, his greatest invention is arguably the first laboratory dedicated to the “business of inventing.” The laboratory, along with Edison’s nearby estate, Glenmont, makes up the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Visitors can take self-guided or Ranger-led tours of the laboratory to view many of the original furnishings and equipment, as well as prototypes and commercial versions of Edison products and more. A replica of the Black Maria, the first motion picture studio, is also located in the park. Thomas Edison National Historical Park 211 Main Street, West Orange, www.

Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Take a trip through the city, small towns and the countryside. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours. Runs through September 6. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3701.

Fire Escapes: Danger & Survival Exhibit Highlights include a real modified fire truck cab that children can climb into and explore, a demonstration area with fire gear, clothing and equipment that children can try on, and a Hazard House featuring special effects and interactive devices that provide a simulated experience for locating fire dangers within the home and safely escaping without harm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

The Art of Books: Taking the Page beyond the Press More than 100 years ago the building was filled with books. It was the home of the Madison Library from 1900 through 1967. It was a place to learn, study, discover and dream, and everything about it revolved around books. “The Art of Books” brings a collection of different books back to the building, including ones that do not necessarily use words to convey their message. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. (continued on page 10)

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Through November at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

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Jewelry, from Pearls to Platinum to Plastic

DDuring the heyday of mechanical musical instruments, New Jersey manufacturers were located in diverse communities such as Jersey City, Garwood, Rahway, Bradley Beach, Hoboken and West Orange. Explore the nation’s desire for music on demand, and how New Jersey manufacturers met that need. Runs through October 18. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3701.

Whether it is made of natural miracles or marvels of human invention and skill, jewelry has adorned the human body since prehistoric times. The Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery, newly redesigned and reinstalled, is showcasing jewelry from the past seven centuries. The focus of the new installation is the wide array of materials, both noble and humble, that have been used over the centuries to create items of beauty for personal adornment. Newark Museum, Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery, 2nd Floor, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

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Visitors are invited to view the beautiful plein-air paintings by this award winning wildlife artist. A variety of works in different mediums will be exhibited in The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery. Complete works are on view at Runs through November. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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Wompy’s is a weekly interactive musical program for children aged 6 months to 4 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Classes blend instrument use, art, theatrical play, literacy, muscle coordination and basic social skills. Children can go a full year without a repeat class. Classes are held in Summit, Bedminster, Warren, Westfield and Morristown. Register for a free trial class on their website. Wompy’s Musical Program, Morris, Somerset, Union Counties.

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Beyond Planet Earth This immersive exhibition includes holograms, simulations, and full-scale models allowing guests to glimpse future missions to asteroids, Mars, Jupiter’s moons and beyond. Children can also see what they would look like in a space suit when they pop their faces into a full sized-astronaut cut out. 11am. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Liberty State Park. 201-253-1310.

LAW - (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional in order to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments are scheduled in advance. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

Women’s Workshops September programs are: “Overwhelmed with Paper Clutter?,” “Paying for College: Basic Tips and Tools that will Help” and “Be the Mother You Wish You Had.” Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex, Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

Computer Classes for Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. The September class is Intro to WORD. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

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Wednesday, September 2 Main Street South Orange Farmers’ Market Some of the many items for sale at this market include: baked goods, cheese, flowers, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple syrup, meats, nuts, poultry and prepared foods. 2pm7pm. Runs through October. South Orange Farmers Market, 14 Sloan St., South Orange.

Family Meals with Pressure Cooker Cooking Class Join instructor Arlene Ward as she demonstrates how to use a pressure cooker to make a delicious meal. Menu includes pasta with Bolognese sauce, cranberry, bean bulger & vegetable chili, pumkin & sweet pea risotto, Mexican chicken in soft tacos and peanut butter cheesecake. 11am2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

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New Providence Farmer’s Market

100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Local fresh fruit, vegetables, honey baked goods, gourmet nuts, dried fruits, Polish specialties from Krakus Deli, pickles, prepared Italian dinners from Paolo’s Kitchen, fresh mozzarella and bread from Hoboken Farms will be available, as well as kids and family events. Wednesdays through October 28. 12pm-6pm. New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1307 Springfield Ave., New Providence.

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“The Nether” Auditions “The Nether” explores the consequences of living out private dreams in a new virtual wonderland. A young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment triggering a battle over technology and human desire. Auditions will be held by appointment and will run from 10am-7pm, with a break from 12:45pm-1:30pm. Rehearsals begin Sept 2 with performances running Oct 9-25. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979-0900.

Gen Y Networking Group Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

The Language of Fans Exhibit With a history stretching back more than 4000 years, the handheld fan has served functional, ceremonial and decorative purposes. The exhibit features dozens of works from the midnineteenth century to present day from the United States, Europe and Asia. Period costumes will be placed with these essential fashion accessories in the cultural context in which they were used. Runs through December 6. Morris Museum, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3701.

Friday, September 4 Fun-to-be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults. Meets weekly on Fridays. 11:30am–12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548

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Gentle Chair Yoga Class is for older adults and meets weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. 11:30am-12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548 The World’s Biggest 50’s Party is a nostalgic 4-day festival with entertainment for the entire family, both indoors and outdoors, day and night. The party will take over two hotels, hang a DriveIn screen and show triple-feature 50’s movies Thursday through Sunday night. There will be plenty of dancing and music. Three stages will be set for 20+ bands and strolling Doo Wop a Capella groups. The Hilton and four surrounding parking lots will be filled with 1,800 1974 and earlier rods, customs and old cars. NJ Hilton, Route 10, Exit 39 off I-287, Parsippany. 908876-9100.


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Thursday, September 3 The People Before the Park Production Directed by Premiere Stages’ producing artistic director John J. Wooten, this moving new play tells the story of Seneca Village, the 19th-century African-American community removed by eminent domain to create New York City’s world-renowned Central Park. Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Runs through September 20. Kean University’s Zella Fry Theatre, Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Ave., Union. 908-737-7469. www.kean. edu/premierestages

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Some of the many items for sale at this market include: Baked goods, cheese, eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, meats and prepared foods. 8am-3pm. Runs through October. Essex Street at Town Hall, Millburn.

Saturday, September 5

Tuesday, September 8

Digital Photography Workshop I—Equipment/Exposure

Fall Classes Begin at The Connection

Learn what equipment can be used to achieve different effects. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand lenses, camera bodies, megapixels, shutter speeds, f/stops, focal lengths, apertures, exposure histograms, and depth of field—and how all of these can be used to take good nature photographs. Call to register. 10am-12:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

New schedule of classes running through November 15. Parent/ child, preschool and school age classes for boys and girls will be held in youth fitness, dance, swimming, performing arts and girls’ gymnastics, plus adult fitness, adult dance and adult swim. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-2734242.

41st Annual Saint Barnabas Golf Outing

Sunday, September 6 Screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers. The events are led by educator, artist and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem, who will provide introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions. 2pm. The Loft at SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114. www.

For information regarding sponsorship and golf opportunities, please call. Baltusrol Golf Club, 201 Shunpike Rd., Springfield. 973-322-4321.

Tomato Recipes Demo and Tasting

Save Your Harvest for Winter Gardening Class

Monday, September 7 Riverdale Street Fair Over 100 merchandise vendors, a special crafters’ corner, kiddie rides, live music, entertainment, great food, local organizations and businesses and much more will be available all day. 10am5pm. 91 Newark Pompton Tpke., Riverdale.

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20th anniversary season Sunday fun events. Enjoy a demonstration of a few easy tomato recipes and then sample the chef’s handiwork. 11am. Summit Farmer’s Market, 22 Deforest Ave., Summit. 908-277-6100. www.

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It’s a wonderful problem when having too much produce, even after giving out as many extra tomatoes as one can. Join one of Morristown’s chefs for a class on jarring and storing vegetables and herbs for the fall and winter months. They will be covering fermentation, freezing and canning. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. 6pm-7:30pm. Be Your Own Farmer, 14 Maple Ave., Basement, Morristown.

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Wednesday, September 9 Children’s Yoga Children need relaxation too! In addition to Yoga poses, gradual stretching and correct breathing, emphasis is placed on the children seeing the beauty in themselves and in others through effective, fun Yoga activities. Wednesdays. Ages 7-12. 4:45pm-5:30pm. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. (continued on page 14)


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Thursday, September 10

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Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health Join Home Care Assistance and SAGE Eldercare for a fun and informative five-part series, led by brain fitness expert Alice Sloop, RN. In this series, participants will learn about proactive ways to enhance cognitive function, including fun group activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a client-based cognitive stimulation program. 1pm–2:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548

Teen - Young Adult Yoga Tailored to Special Needs Teens and Young Adults. Yoga assists the ability to focus, concentrate and helps to improve both fine and gross motor skills. It contributes to improved communication and an increased desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. Students readily and joyfully respond to the visuals, the poses, the breathing and the fun. 4:15pm-5pm. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.

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Learn about the importance of preparing for end-of-life care, including how to ensure that your loves ones and practitioners know and will honor your wishes. 7pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889. www.summitmedicalgroup. com/events

Friday, September 11 The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston Formed in the 60’s as a doo-wop-influenced R&B quintet out of Jersey City, The Manhattans were a classic R&B vocal group who managed to achieve incredible career longevity by adapting their style to fit the ever-changing times. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Library Underground Adult Open Mic Night Poets, authors and musicians ages 17 and older are encouraged to share their talents with the public and fellow artists. Performers are on a first-come, first-served basis and have 15 minutes to demonstrate their craft. Microphones and speakers will be provided. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

The internationally acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, featuring 15 leading jazz soloists led by musical director Wynton Marsalis, will perform from an extensive repertoire that includes a special tribute to Jersey greats James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-2975828.

An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans over film, television, voiceover and stage, effortlessly. She will perform an evening of Broadway favorites and pop standards. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Movie Night -”Numen” “Numen” is a documentary focusing on the healing power of plants. Containing thoughtprovoking interviews with noted doctors and herbalists, “Numen” appeals to gardeners, plant lovers, environmentalists and everyone concerned with their health and the health of the planet. “Numen” is Latin for the presiding spirit or divinity of a place. On the auditorium’s big screen, viewers will be mesmerized by the visually stunning images. Popcorn will be served. 7pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-512-3458.

Saturday, September 12 Children’s Yoga A wonderful way to support a great foundation for life. The children stretch, strengthen, relax and learn how to quiet themselves. Children enter the Yoga garden where they participate in Yoga poses and breathing and enjoy Yoga activities. Fun, light and positive. Ages 3-6 years. 12:45pm–1:30pm. Also September 19. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648,

El Gran Combo & Eddie Palmieri Orchestra What the Rolling Stones are to rock n’ roll, El Gran Combo is to salsa. Don’t miss the chance to hear the orchestra with 10-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri on the piano. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Wendy Williams Performs

Outrageous, opinionated and over-the-top stand-up comedy from syndicated talk show host favorite Wendy Williams. Mother, wife, media mogul, entrepreneur, performer and best-selling author, Wendy Williams is best known for her long-running talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Tour of the Planets Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in the Tour of the Planets series visitors will see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell. Ages 6 and older. 5pm-6pm. CCM, Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

Dreamcatcher’s improv comedy troupe acts out comedy sketches like those seen on the popular television show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Throughout the evening they use audience suggestions to shape the scenes that the actors instantly create onstage. The show is family-friendly and makes for a fun and affordable night out. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-277-1771.

Silent Art Auction Featuring works of local and renowned artists in a majestic setting with music, a tour, and refreshments. Proceeds will help to provide the funds for a new team of draft horses who work on the farm at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. 12pm-4pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-512-3458.

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Fall Family Campout Take advantage of this rare opportunity to camp out at the arboretum. This is a great opportunity for a first time camping experience! Dinner and breakfast will be provided, as well as activities such as a night hike, s’mores and more. Participants must bring their own gear. Pre-registration is required. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. (continued on page 16)

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Grandparents Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Cooking Class Join instructor Marla Mendelson and participate in cooking a meal celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Menu includes Round challah and honey, kale chips, miso honey chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and honey drizzle and apple pie with lattice crust. Ages 5-8. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

NJ Fall Sale Opening

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DIANA ROSS: IN THE NAME OF LOVE TOUR Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. A “hidden gem” for bargain hunters, where shoppers will find great prices on a wide selection of fine and vintage jewelry, watches, new designer sunglasses and small decorative items for the home. 100% of the sales go to purchase new prescription glasses for adults and children who cannot afford them. Last year, New Eyes assisted over 6,600 people with new glasses. Thursdays, 1pm-3pm, and on select Saturdays. New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903.

Special Needs Children’s Yoga Peace and calm for special needs children. Yoga can improve their ability to focus and concentrate, develop fine and gross motor skills and also contribute to an increase in successful communication and the desire to build responsive and interactive relationships. Ages 9 and older. 11:30am-12:30pm. The Center for Special Needs, Inc., 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648.

Indestructible Houseplants Lecture & “Make and Take Workshop” with Tovah Martin

Sunday, September 13 “Delaware and Raritan Canal” Exhibit The Museum welcomes Linda Barth from the Canal Society of New Jersey (CSNJ). Linda, canal author and historian, will introduce viewers to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made D&R Canal work. This waterway, now a “greenway” and the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. The D&R is one of the subjects of the current second floor gallery exhibit “Canals of New Jersey,” which will be available to view prior to the presentation. MHHM opens at 1pm, and the program will be held at 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404 ext. 15.

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival! Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides, live music, a variety of food trucks, a firstfloor tour of the Foster mansion and the Farm house, dance lessons, wood-burning stove cooking demos, old fashioned games and much more. 12-5pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown. 973-326-7645.

Beginner Yoga Workshop fee includes lecture, a box lunch, and all materials necessary to create a houseplant container garden. 11am-2pm Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills.


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A true beginner class well-suited for the newcomer to Yoga or for those who love to continue focusing on the fundamentals of the basic Yoga poses and correct breathing. 8:30am–9:30am. Also September 20. The School of Royal Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908879-9648.

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Trail Work Crew Help build new, or reroute or repair existing hiking trails throughout the South Mountain Reservation following sustainable trail guidelines. Trail building is satisfying, but can be hard work. They use hand tools such as picks and adzes to create and shape the trail tread. Participants will be provided with gloves, a snack, water and instruction. 9am-12pm. Ages 15 and older. Meet at: The Locust Grove Picnic Area, off Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-223-3529.

Pastel and Acrylic Art Show By Pam Gosner Chatham resident Pam Gosner will hold a show of her pastel and acrylic paintings at the library. An opening reception, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held for the artist from 2:15pm-4pm. The public is invited to attend. Runs through September. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Private Horse Hunter Pace Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable and the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable present the annual Fall Hunter Pace. Teams of two or three riders are invited to ride a wellmarked course at least six miles in length, with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. Fences 2’6” and higher are marked with a cone and there is a way around each fence. The first team will depart at 9am and the last team must be at the starting gate by 1pm. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

20th Anniversary Celebration Party A fun afternoon of food and music to celebrate 20 years of the Summit Farmers Market and to thank the community for their patronage. Runs through September 20. Summit Farmer’s Market, 22 Deforest Ave., Summit. 908-277-6100.

Monday, September 14 Gentle Yoga Extra Gentle Yoga for those who enjoy moving slowly and gently, those who have not exercised in a while and those in recovery or receiving physical therapy. Develop confidence in Yoga and improve energy levels, while gently stretching and nurturing the body. 11am– Noon. Also September 21 and 28. The Center for Special Needs, Inc. 57 Main St., Chester. 908-879-9648. www.TheRoyalPathwaysInc. com

Tuesday, September 15 Turtle Tots Program Turtle Tots is a weekly program in which preschoolers discover nature through play, crafts, story and nature walks. Each class is led by an experienced teacher and naturalist who will guide discussions, engage curiosity and provide hands-on explorations of a nature-themed topic. Afternoon classes should bring lunch. Must be 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 and able to use the bathroom alone. Registration and membership are required. Classes are held on Tuesdays, 3-4pm, 9/15-12/15 and Fridays, 12pm-2:30pm, 9/1812/18. No classes will be held on 11/27. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.

Interior Design • Custom Cabinetry • Fine Home Furnishings 91 Main Street, Madison, NJ 973-443-0303 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11:30am-4:30pm

make community matter You can gather with your community to take pride in and celebrate being Jewish. Through Federation, there is a wide choice of cultural programs and activities. Bake challahs for our food pantries, attend a Jewish film, celebrate Israel, explore Jewish history, and more.

Wednesday, September 16 Free Lecture on STEM CELLS and PRP If you have been told that you need arthroscopic surgery, come to this free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help heal. They specialize in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls, 14th FL., 97 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309.

Medicare 101 Those who have questions about Medicare and are overwhelmed by all of the different plans and options can attend this presentation, led by Elyse Drucker, SHIP of Union County. Counselors will be available to answer Medicare-related questions. Those who are unable to attend the presentation may call 908-273-6999 to schedule an appointment. 12pm-1:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548.

Volunteer. Give. Do Good Today.

We Care. We Build. We Save.

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A consummate performer and one of the greatest singers of all time, the Supremes’ lead vocalist returns with a repertoire of songs that shaped rock n’ roll history. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828. www.njpac. org

Lecture: Nutrition to Prevent and Fight Chronic Disease The lecture is about ways to prevent and fight inflammation that can contribute to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. The lecture will include discussion about foods and dietary practices that can help protect, restore and maintain health. 7pm. Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Rd., Berkely Heights. 908-277-8889.

Thursday, September 17 Martina McBride Performs

Equivocation Performance When the bard and his troupe of players receive a royal commission to dramatize the events surrounding the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the artist must confront the demons of his past, his present, and his obligations to truth, artistic integrity, and his two families– his actual one and his theatrical one. Runs through October 4. Call for dates and times. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave, Madison. 973-408-5600.

Prenatal Yoga A beautiful class designed especially for expectant mothers to learn how to breathe, relax, stretch and connect with the precious life within. Free. Please call to register. 5:45pm–6:45pm. The Royal School of Yoga, 57 Main St. Chester. 908-879-9648.

Country Country superstar Martina McBride performs from among her hits (“My Baby Loves Me,” “Independence Day,” “Wild Angels”) and music from her new release, Everlasting, all of which have made her a mainstay on the country music scene since the 90s. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008. (continued on page 32)


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Best of Essex 2015

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS By popular demand there are almost 100 categories in the 7th Annual Best of Essex contest this year. If you’re voting for the first time you’ll need to register. Fill out your name and email or sign up via Facebook. You’ll receive an email from us. Click the link to activate your registration. If you voted last year, log in to share your votes for this year’s favorites. You can vote for your top three favorites in each category. But only one vote per business, per category, per email, please. You’ll find the complete Best of Essex contest rules on our website.

Best of Essex 2015 Categories RESTAURANTS & DINING Bagel Store Bakery Boutique Bakery Banquet Facility Barbeque Brunch Burger Candy & Chocolate Store Caterer Chinese Restaurant Craft Beer Selection Deli Diner Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Italian Restaurant Mexican Restaurant New Restaurant Other Ethnic Restaurant Outdoor Dining Pizza Restaurant (BYOB) Restaurant (Full Service) Romantic Restaurant Seafood Selection Sports Bar Steak Sushi Restaurant Wine & Spirit Store

RETAIL STORES Art and Framing Gallery Florist Gift Shop Hardware Store Home Furnishings Jewelry Store Fine Jewelry Store Pet Supplies Shoe Store Specialty Store Store Front/Window Women’s Fashion FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES Adult Instruction/Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Children’s Fashion Teen and ‘Tween Clothing Children’s Party Places Children’s Instruction/Classes (Language, art, dance, music, etc) Learning Center/Tutoring Preschool/Childcare Private School Toy/Hobby Store

Cast your vote on our website through September 30th:

Entries in blue are new categories for 2015

FITNESS, BEAUTY & HEALTH Acupuncture Chiropractor Dentist—Group Practice Dentist—Individual Dentist—Pediatric Orthodontist Orthopedist Gym Community Gym Optician Personal Trainer Physical Therapist Pilates Studio Specialized Fitness Studio Hair Salon Specialty Beauty Services Spa (Day) Spa (Medical) Massage (Spa) Massage (Non-Spa) Yoga Studio

PERSONAL SERVICES Auto Repair/Body Shop Car Wash Pet Boarding Pet Services Realtors (Individual Offices) Senior Living Taxi/Car Service Veterinarian

HOME SERVICES Cleaning Service Custom Closets Electrician Heating/Cooling (HVAC) Interior Design Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Landscaping Painter Pest Control Plumber Roofing/Siding/Windows Specialized Home Renovations Specialized Home Services

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

Back-to-School Tips to Keep Kids Healthy & Safe


ack-to-school prep means more than a trip to the office supply store. Help kids stay strong, healthy and safe this school year by putting wellness front and center. “Thinking about back-to-school now can help parents keep kids on track for a healthy start to school,” says Dr. Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. With that in mind, Hassink recommends taking the following steps.

Ease into the School Schedule Ease the back-to-school transition by keeping bedtime and meals scheduled and adjusting timing as school approaches. If your child has been going to bed later than usual, begin adjusting his or her bedtime earlier. Depending on age, children and teens need between 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep nightly. For young children, arranging to see their new classroom and meet their new teacher before school starts can calm first day jitters. Go over the school schedule with your child, including how she will get to school and what the plans are for after school time.

Schedule a Pediatric Visit The back-to-school season is a good time for scheduling a pediatric exam. Create a list of items you want to discuss with your child’s pediatrician. This list should include ensuring your child is upto-date on vaccinations, a crucial part of preventive care. It’s a good idea to build a medical home with a pediatrician by sticking with one doctor or medical practice throughout childhood and adolescence. The doctor will be better informed of your child’s medical history and aware of any emerging problems.


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Beyond medical testing, pediatricians are well-equipped to counsel patients and parents on emotional and social issues, as well as issues that often crop up during adolescence, such as smoking, drugs, drinking, sexual activity and depression. “Parents can ask a pediatrician about anything related to the care of their child or teen, medical or not,” says Dr Hassink. “The visit can be a good way to bring up these issues.”

Consider Sports Sports can foster confidence, cooperation and healthy habits, and the start of the school year brings many opportunities to join various programs. Hydration, nutrition and proper conditioning are important for any sport, especially those with intense training. Schedule a sports physical with your pediatrician to discuss your child’s overall health and how to prevent injuries.

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Talk Safety If your child will be walking to school, travel the route with him to assess its safety. Find out about traffic patterns and crossing guards. Teach your child safety rules like looking both ways. If possible, have your child commute with an older sibling or neighbor. If your child will be riding a bike or skateboard, be sure they wear a helmet. Review basic rules for safer riding. Bus riders should also be mindful of safety rules, like remaining in one’s seat and listening to the driver. More back-to-school tips can be found at As a parent, you can take steps to help ensure your children are prepared for a happy, healthy school year. —StatePoint

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Through hands-on, ageappropriate investigations, experiments, games and hikes, students will learn about local habitats, environmental issues and animals in the Garden State and beyond. Located on over 16 acres of woodland, including miles of trails with a diversity of flora and fauna, the Arboretum also offers one-of-a-kind nature experiences this fall including family favorites Owl Prowl, Family Camp-Out and Creatures of the Night.

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Private/Independent School Open House Directory


ew 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.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace 99 South Street, New Providence 908-464-8657 ext. 131 Contact: Mr. Joel A. Castillo, Ed. S, Principal Email: Age Groups: Pre-K through Grade 8

Open House Dates: November 8, 10am-12:30pm; January 31, 10am-12:30pm; February 3, 9-11am; or call for a personal tour. A Catholic elementary school, founded in 1954, which serves children in grades pre-kindergarten to 8th. The school’s goal is to develop students who are solidly grounded in moral values, committed, self-disciplined, and academically excellent. Academy students go on to some of the finest private & public secondary educational institutions in New Jersey. Students at The Academy, consistently score well above the national average in every category of Terra Nova standardized test scores.

Academy of St. Elizabeth

2 Convent Road, Convent Station 973-290-5200 Contact: Kathleen Thomas, Dean of Admissions Email: Age Group: Girls, Grades 9-12 Open House Dates: October 1, 7pm; October 18, 1-3pm; November 5, 7pm The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. Their mission is to promote the disciplines of academic excellence and more responsibility within a nurturing community of faith.

Aquinas Academy

388 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston • 973-992-1587 Contact: Sister Lena Picillo, OP Age Groups: PreK-3 through Grade 8 Open Houses Dates: October 27 and November 11 from 9-11am and 6-7:30pm Aquinas Academy, a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is a Middle States-accredited Catholic school dedicated to providing individualized attention in a nurturing 22

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environment since 1952. Today’s culturallydiverse students travel from thirty-four different municipalities, some as far as fifty miles away, to attend preschool through eighth grade each day. Aquinas Academy is dedicated to the success of all its students and is committed to graduating children who will be leaders and role models for their generation, spreading the message, “Be a Peaceful Presence.”

The Craig School

The Craig High School

Barnstable Academy

Open House Dates: October 6; November 10; February 23, 2016; March 15; April 19 May 17 (Presentations begin promptly at 10:15am followed by a tour of the facility.)

Open House Dates: October 7; November 11; February 24, 2016; March 23; April 20; May 18 (Presentations will begin promptly at 8:30am followed by a tour of the facility.)

The mission of the Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. 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.

The mission of the Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and selfesteem. 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.

8 Wright Way, Oakland • 201-651-0200 Contact: Luanne McGann Email: Age Groups: Grades 5-12 Open House Dates: Visit their website for a full list of events. The mission of Barnstable Academy is to provide a personalized, safe learning environment that gives students the tools and confidence to achieve their highest possible academic and personal achievement.

Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Debra Gallo Email: Age Group: Grades 2-8

310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Debra Gallo Age Group: Grades 9-12

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Casey Ruble: Everything That Rises at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Also on view this Fall Adhere Shape of Play: Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Opening Reception

A one-to-one school like no other. For students who need an alternative to traditional.

September 20, 2 pm – 4 pm

Learn more

about the exhibitions and related programs online at

Artwork: Casey Ruble, Untitled (Swedesboro), 2015, Courtesy of the artist and Foley Gallery, NY The exhibition Casey Ruble: Everything That Rises and all related programs were made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, website and exhibition catalog do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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Daytop Prep School

80 West Main Street, Mendham 973-543-5656 Contact: Erin Carrabba, Principal Email: Age Group: 13-18 Open House Dates: Thursday, September 24, 2015 9am-11:30am

Primary School iS the moment when: Virtues become habits. Failures become fortunate. Curiosity becomes inspiration. Classrooms become communities.

thiS iS that moment.

The mission of Daytop Prep School is to provide quality educational services for students with a broad range of academic needs in a therapeutic, substance free environment, while fostering an ethic of hard work, honesty and mutual respect, promoting accountability to oneself and the community, and helping prepare students to return to their home school or postsecondary education.

Delbarton School

230 Mendham Road, Morristown 973-538-3231 ext. 3019 Contact: Dr. David Donovan Age Group: Boys, Grades 7-12 Test Dates: October 10, November 7, December 5 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 background to pursue excellence, to develop leadership, and to build character by educating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.

Essex Youth Theater

In Residence at Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair Mailing address: PO Box 43553, Upper Montclair 973-746-3303 Contact: Janet Sales, Artistic Director Email: Age Group: 4-5, 6-8, 8-12 Open House Dates: Open classes held each semester. Call for dates and times. Essex Youth Theater’s specialized program uses custom-written scripts that guarantee equal roles for every student. Class size is small, with lots of individual attention. Their atmosphere of fun learning, where self-esteem and self-confidence are their primary emphasis. They provide a nurturing, caring environment where every child blossoms.

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Far Brook School

52 Great Hills Road, Short Hills 973-379-3442 Contact: Mikki Murphy, Director of Admissions Email: Age Group: 3-14 (Nursery-Grade 8)

Open House Dates: October 27; November 6; November 10; November 20; January 8, 2016; January 12, January 22

Open House Dates: September 2015March 2016. Visit their website for a full list of events.

Far Brook School is an independent, coeducational day school for 240 students from Nursery through Grade Eight. Their innovative approach to learning through the arts provides children a classical liberal arts education at an elementary and middle school level. A Far Brook education stimulates curiosity and creative thinking. Student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

They believe that positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock each student’s potential and passion for learning. They create a supportive community of learning where students can find success and connect meaningfully to others. At Fusion, they prepare students to meet the world head on and with confidence and competence.

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Gill St. Bernard’s School

95 North State Route 17, Suite 107, Paramus 201-368-0949 Director/Contact: Stephanie Torossian Email: Age Groups: Grades 6-12




HudsonWay Immersion School

587 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908-598-8088 Contact: Elizabeth Williaum Email: Age Group: Ages 2½ through Grade 5 Open House Dates: Tuesday, November 10 6:30pm; Friday, December 4 9:30am; Wednesday, January 20 6:30pm; Friday February 26 9:30am; Friday March 18 9:30am

St. Bernard’s Road, Gladstone 908-234-1611 ext 245 Contact: Sarah Rowland Age Groups: Pre-K-Grade 12

182 South Street, Suite #4, Morristown 973-267-0474 Contact: Deborah Russ Email: Age Groups: Grades 6-12

ethically to thrive and lead with honor and responsibility in an interdependent and changing world.

Open House Dates: Sunday, October 18 & Sunday, November 22 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

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At HudsonWay Immersion School, our mission is to help build the knowledge, skills, and character of our students so they can one day become meaningful, global contributors and citizens of the world. Our immersion approach enables students to learn content in two languages, empowering them to become bilingual, bi-cognitive and bi-cultural. (continued on page 26)

A small school accomplishing great things.




Your invitation to learn about the difference an education at GSB can make in your child’s life.






1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 18 Schedule a tour by calling 908-234-1611, ext 245 Gladstone, NJ • Primary - Grade 12 • Gill St. Bernard’s is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school.

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Jump! Immersion School

94 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston 732-371-2221 Contact: Diana Burneo-Fernandez Email: Age Group: 2½-12 years Open House Dates: Visit their website for Open House events The Jump! Immersion School mission is to ensure each child reaches their global potential in both academia and language fluency. They offer a strong curriculum in small class sizes, tailored lessons and individualized instruction as well as fluency in Spanish and/or Mandarin Chinese to position your child for global success!

TAKE THE TEST: Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Prepare yourself.

Kent Place School

42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall , Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Group: Preschool (coed) K-Grade 12 (All Girls) Open House Dates:

Faith Based Academic Excellence

Since 1869

Primary School (Kindergarten-Grade 5): Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:30-11:30am Kindergarten & Coed Preschool: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30-11am Middle/Upper School (Grades 6-12): Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1-3pm All School (Preschool-Grade 12): Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1-3pm Primary School (Preschool-Grade 5) Information Session: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 9:30-11:30am Middle/Upper School (Grades 6-12) Information Session: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 9-11am

Respect, Love and Education through Christ PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE

Saint Rose of Lima Academy 52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills


Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls, with a co-educational junior pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. 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.

Lacordaire Academy

155 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair 973-744-1156 Director of Admissions: Joan Hearst 973-744-1156 ext. 12 Open House Dates: Upper School: Sunday September 27, 1-3pm All Academy: Sunday October 18, 1-3pm Be a freshman for a Day: Wednesday October 21, 8am-12noon


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Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body; coed Pre K-8 and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. They accomplish their mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community.

The Montessori Children’s Academy

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6 Kahn Road, Convent Station 973-410-9669 Contact: Kathi Brandt email: Age Group: ages 2½ through Kindergarten

Open House Dates: October 24, 2015 and January 16, 2016 9:30-11:30am 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 learning environment that respects, nurtures and engages children’s natural curiosity, helping them develop a lifelong love of learning,

Morristown-Beard School

uPPer School iS the moment when: Rigor becomes reward. honor becomes instinct.

70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact:Rob Mitchell Age Group: Grades 6-12

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leadership becomes habit. Futures become limitless.

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Early Childhood through 8th Grade

Expect Wonders ... with an extraordinary education in a dynamic learning environment (908) 273-0900 Register for admission events at:

Offering two internationally recognized programs • Montessori education, 3-years-old – 4th grade • International Baccalaureate curriculum, grades 5 – 8

Please join us for an Information Session on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon 21 CUTLER STREET, MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960



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Open House Dates: Upper School Open House: Sunday November 1, 2015 1-3pm Middle School Open House: Sunday November 15, 2015 1-3pm Within a culture of support and collaboration, Morristown-Beard School students discover and develop their individual pathways to academic success and personal fulfillment while becoming enlightened, morally responsible citizens of the world.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 ext 1114 Contact: Mrs. Pauline Condon, Director of Admission Email: Age Group: Grades 9-12 Open House Dates: September 27; October 18, 1:30 pm Join your friends as you prepare for college and for life at Mount Saint Dominic

Academy, an independent Catholic college prep school for young women. Here, students from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to realize their individual gifts and talents through the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and mission – the call to make the world a better place.

Mount Saint Mary Academy 1645 Route 22 at Terrill Road, Watchung 908-757-0108 Contact: Donna Toryak, Director of Admissions Age Group: Grades 9-12 Open House Date: Sunday, October 25 from 1-4:30pm A Catholic, independent Mercy school that provides exemplary college preparatory eduction for young women. For over 100 years, the Mount has inspired young women to become their best selves. In an everchanging world, the Mount remains a place where innovation shapes the learning environment while timeless values serve as the foundation.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8109 • Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis Email: Age Group: Grades K-12

Open House Date: October 3, 2015 – Upper School Open House: Registration: 9:30am, Program: 9:45am, Campus tours: 10:15-11:15am November 4, 2015 – Lower School Open House: 9am November 14, 2015 – Upper School Open House: Registration: 9:30am, Program: 9:45am, Campus tours: 10:15-11:15am December 2, 2015 – Lower School Open House: 9am January 13, 2016 – Lower School Open House: 9am February 3, 2016 – Lower School Open House: 9am March 2, 2016 – Lower School Open House: 9am




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Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ, JudeoChristian in heritage, Roman Catholic in teaching and worship, is a coed, private, Catholic elementary school for grades kindergarten through 6, and an all-girls middle and high school for grades 7 through 12.


Daytop Prep School is a non-sectarian, NJ state licensed special education school providing an alternative educational experience for students in grades 7-12 who present with social, emotional, behavioral or substance use challenges that impact their academic achievement. As New Jersey’s first and only private recovery high school, Daytop Prep School offers students a unique healing and recovery focused educational environment, with individualized academic and therapeutic services. To learn more or discuss your child’s needs, please contact Erin Carrabba, Principal: Phone: 973-543-5656, ext 708 Email: You are invited to attend our Open House on our beautiful Mendham campus on Thursday, September 24th, 9:00am – 11:30am.

The Peck School

247 South Street, Morristown 973-539-8660, x117: Contact: Wanda Fiorini, Admissions Associate Email: Age Group: Kindergarten-Grade 8 Open House Dates: Wednesday, October 21, 6pm; Saturday, November 14, 9am In life, knowledge must be guided by values. Our commitment to character formation and high academic standards builds 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 Red Oaks School

21 Cutler Street, Morristown 973.539.7853 Ext. 20 Contact: Fran Sonneborn, Director of Admission Email: Age Group: 3 years through Grade 8 Open House Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:45am-12 Noon; Saturday, January 9, 2016 9:45am-12 Noon; Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:45am-12 Noon

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Saint Rose of Lima Academy 52 Short Hills Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-3973, Fax 973-379-3722 Contact: Principal Mrs. Tina Underwood Email: Age Group: Pre K 3 though Grade 8

Open House Dates: 10/22 Open House 7-8:30 pm; 10/23 Open House 9:15-10:45 am; 1/31 Open House 12 noon1:30pm; 2/2 open house 9:30am The mission of St. Rose of Lima Academy is to develop the whole person through a community experience of faith, academics, and life. Through this integrated experience each student will develop respect for and responsibility to oneself and others. Each student is challenged to use his or her special gifts in the service of all God’s people.

Our students find inspiration in learning ...and in themselves.

Visual Art Center of New Jersey

68 Elm Street, Summit 908-273-9121 Contact: Vanessa Batista, Studio School Director Email: Age Group: Ages 4 and up Open House Dates: Classes and workshops begin on September 15, 2015. For more than 80 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading nonprofit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors and people with special needs every year.

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Winston Preparatory School

901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6496 Contact: Erica Piche, M.A., CCC-SLP, Admissions Director Email Age Group: Grades 4-12

A Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12

1645 Route 22 at Terrill Road  Watchung, NJ 07069 908.757.0108 ext. 4506

Open House Dates: Visit their website for an Open House schedule At WPS they view each student as a unique individual learner who has potential and is Able to Learn. It is also important to them that their work is grounded in research regarding how people learn and the learning differences that cause students to struggle. They begin their understanding by looking through a neuropsychological lens based on decades of research on learning and cognition. This is just the first step. It is important that they understand both who their students are as learners, as well as who they are as people. WPS students have some notable gifts, and their individual approach allows them to explore and develop these gifts. Everything they do is based on this in-depth understanding of each individual student.


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Parent Child Discovery Program A weekly program in which children and their caretakers can learn about the wonders of nature through exploration, stories and crafts. Ages 2½-3 years and an adult caretaker. Registration and Membership are required. Thursdays, 9:30am-10:30am, 9/17–12/10; Fridays, 9:30am10:30am, 9/18-12/11. No classes on 11/26 or 11/27. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Art in Autumn at The Connection Pathways Exhibit Reception, a program of The Connection, will be held to honor Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months in September and October. Survivors’ artwork will be displayed throughout The Connection. Submission by novices and professionals welcome. Free. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 154

Christian McBride with Pat Metheny: One on One

Fall Art Exhibit

Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (“Last Train Home”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Friday, September 18 Mystic India: The World Tour The globe-trotting Mystic India: The World Tour/ The Bollywood Experience is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. The show features dozens of cast members—renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats—and more than a thousand opulent costumes. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-2975828.


September 19 at Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South St., Morristown 973-539-8008

““Looking Back, Looking Forward “ is an exhibit featuring the art of Kathleen Havens. An award winning artist, whose style is known for strong composition, line and exciting bold colors. Kathy’s retrospective includes mostly landscapes and still-lifes. The opening reception, from 6:30pm-9:30pm, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Lundt-Glover Gallery of the Chatham Twp Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Twp. 973-6354600. 973-635-4600

Shadows of the ‘60s Perform This tribute to Motown’s Super Groups pays tribute to the legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes. Centenary College, David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown. 908-979-0900

Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again During a 25-year career, Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up television show, including Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and others. 7pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-297-5828.

Family Seafood Night Cooking Class Join instructor Blake Swihart and participate in cooking a seafood dinner. Menu includes Salmon cakes with green sauce, Mom’s Shrimp de Jonghe, pan-seared sea scallops on spinach with jezebel sauce, Mediterranean fish and seafood stew, Hungarian tart with lemon marmalade. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 973-258-4009.

Jazz Coffee House Celebrate Jazz Music Month and enjoy vibrant performances by the outstanding musicians of CCM’s music faculty at the Jazz Coffee House. Refreshments accompany the sweet sounds via a coffee bar-style reception during intermission. 7:30pm. Music Ensemble Studio, Cohen Hall, Room 200, CCM, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5050. (continued on page 34)


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Saturday, September 19 Jim Breuer Live With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions and family-friendly stand-up. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Environmental Eagles Environmental Eagles (3rd to 6th Graders) is a weekly program, held on Saturday mornings at the CHA. Participants learn about the woodlands, local habitats, environmental issues, and how they can help solve those issues. This is a drop-in program. Participants can attend any or all Saturdays from 9:15am-10:30am, 9/19-12/19. No Classes will be held on 10/24 or 11/28. Suggested Donation: $3/session. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. 973-376-3587. www.

Garden Conservancy Open Day

September 22 at Mayo Performing Arts Center

SESAME STREET LIVE “MAKE A NEW FRIEND” 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Russell Peters’ Almost Famous World Tour Straight off of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and the movie Chef, Canada’s No. 1 stand-up export returns with all-new material for his Almost Famous World Tour! Russell Peters gives his latest takes on jobs he can understand, cell phones and dating, and unleashes his signature, lightning-fast improv. 8pm. Also September 20, 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-2975828.

Lecture By Author, Austin Bunn This family-friendly event is a special opportunity for visitors to experience Greenwood Gardens. Explore the historic landscape, and meet our Tennessee Fainting goats. Refreshments will be served on the East Terrace with a view of the 2,100 acre South Mountain Reservation. 10am4pm. Free to members; $7 non-members. Reservations are not required. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills.

Author and former Madison resident Austin Bunn will speak about his new short story collection, The Brink, featuring stories told in a variety of styles and settings with an emphasis on transformation. He co-wrote the screenplay for Kill Your Darlings which premiered at Sundance. 2pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester

Town-wide Treasures Yard Sale The Chester First Aid Squad is partnering with Chester Township and Chester Borough to organize the annual Town-wide Treasures Yard Sale. Participants can set up at their homes, and for a $10 fee be listed on a master list on a townwide Google map. As an alternative to setting up at home, household sellers are invited to display their wares at the centrally-located Chester First Aid Squad (CFAS) headquarters location at 100 North Road across from Black River Middle School in Chester. Participants should bring one or two tables; chairs will be provided. CFAS will provide free popcorn, and soda and water will be available for sale as a fundraiser. For information, email:


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Family Campout, Hikes & Volunteer Activities The second annual SMR Family Campout will take place September 19-20 (rain date a week later). The overnight camping and educational program is run by the Conservancy with the assistance of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Space is limited. Registration is required. Available for children up to 12 years of age. Summit Field, South Mountain Reservation, Essex County.

Migrating Monarchs Family Program The incredible migrating journey of the Monarch Butterfly and its life cycle will be shown in a power point program. Learn to recognize the host plant for the caterpillars—the common milkweed. Examples of native nectar plants for gardens will be explored. Take a walk in the fields in hopes of spotting a Monarch and other butterflies. 2pm-4pm. Preregister by calling. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Short Story Writing Workshop with Tom Cantillon The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what listeners know as contemporary bluegrass and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

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Tom Cantillon, a creative writing teacher at Union County College, will hold a two part short story writing workshop from 3pm-5pm. Also September 26 from 2pm-4pm. During the first session, the elements of writing and creating a finished piece will be discussed. The second session will have students bring in their writing to read and critique. Pre-registration is requested. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

Fresh, Local & Delicious at the

OSPAC Jazz and Brew Festival Come enjoy a fun-filled day complete with live jazz performances, vendors and a beer and wine garden. Featuring performances by Bill Charlap, Eric Alexander and the Mabern Quartet, Oscar Perez Latin Jazz, the Dave Stryker Quartet and the Bob DeVos Quartet. 12pm-8pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange. 973-669-7385.

The Strollers Community Theatre Fundraiser

Wednesdays from now until Oct. 28, 12-6pm

Creative Drama Children’s Classes Topics include voice and speech, character development, creative expression through movement, solo and group improv, theatre games and mini-performance workshops just to name a few. Actors will have an opportunity to perform for each other every class. The class culminates in a presentation for family and friends. Ages 8-10. Saturdays, 11am-12noon. Runs through Nov. 21. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-395-5551. www.lunastage. org/childrens-theatre-classes

Outstanding Herbaceous Plants: Your Rx for Long-Lasting Color in the Landscape

Join renowned plant expert Dr. Bob Lyons, former director of the Longwood Gardens Graduate Program, for a talk on Outstanding Herbaceous Plants. Color has been the guiding mantra for gardeners for over a decade. Designing to meet the demands of this style may sound challenging, but not if you know the wide array of ornamental plants that will help you realize your goals. This talk will highlight herbaceous plants, both brand new and tried and true, that have long-lasting flowers, eye-catching foliage, and a great potential for striking impact in the garden. 2-3pm. Registration not required. Free with garden admission. Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills.

New Providence Farmers Market

The New Providence Presbyterian Church Parking Lot 1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence KNOW YOUR FARMER - KNOW YOUR FOOD Enjoy this very special fundraising event with jazz vocalist Sarah Partridge and her trio, as well as performances by “The Loose Canons.” Strollers Community Theatre Company, The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. 973-761-8453.

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Shadows of the 60’S Performs This production pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & Supremes. Great care is taken to reproduce the music note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. Now, triple the memories and excitement can be viewed with our Tribute to Motown’s Super Groups, featuring stunning choreography and costumes. 8pm. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900. www.

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Sunday, September 20 17th “Poets in the Garden” Program The beautiful historic gardens will be the backdrop for a fun afternoon poetry performance. This year “Cool Women” return to the large lawn. Until the ensemble begins a performance, even the members themselves don’t know exactly which poems they’ll read. Like jazz musicians, they tune around a basic theme and riff off it, making each reading unique— by turns playful, analytic, joyous, and elegiac. 4pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15. (continued on page 36)

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North Jersey Bridal Expo

Opening Reception at the Art Center Celebrate the opening of three fall exhibitions: Adhere, Casey Ruble: Everything That Rises and Shape of Play: Sculpture by Don Porcaro at the Art Center. Artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served. Free. 2pm-4pm. All ages welcome. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Introductory English Horseback Ride

American Bridal Show Events feature a wide selection of the area’s top wedding professionals. Admission is always free for brides and all guests. At each show, guests can enter to win door prizes, receive special show discounts and enter to win the grand prize. 1pm-4pm. Montclair State University, One Normal Ave., Montclair. 908-371-0900.

Sunday Morning Fitness Hike Join hike leader and Schiff trustee Janis Slutsky for a brisk 5-mile hike over varied terrain across Schiff Nature Preserve. Hikers meet at Schiff’s McVickers Brook parking lot. Vaccinated dogs on a leash are welcome. Register online. 8am. Schiff Nature Preserve, 239 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mendham. 973-543-6004.

A brief lesson precedes a one-hour guided trail ride. Riders must be at least 9 years old and weigh less than 200 pounds; riders between 9-11 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Check-in is 1pm. Registration begins in the Stable office, between 9am-4pm daily, or by calling two weeks before the ride. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

10 Ways to Nourish Yourself Workshop Instructor Lisa Garland, Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, will cover topics of balance, whole foods, inflammation, supplements/oils, water therapy, exercise and community. Free and open to the public 3:15pm-4:45pm. Call to register. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242 ext 154 .

Tour of Madison’s Bottle Hill/Hillside Cemetery The Cemetery was established circa 1749 by the original Presbyterian Meeting House. Many of the area’s earliest residents lie in this cemetery, including nine Revolutionary War veterans and various Noe family members. Robert Garman is an Elder and Trustee of the Madison Presbyterian Church and administers the Hillside Cemetery. At the time the cemetery was begun, the town was known as Bottle Hill becoming Madison about 100 years later. Free and all are welcome. 2pm. Rain date Sept. 27. Bottle Hill/Hillside Cemetery, 158 Main St., Madison (please meet at the entrance gate). 973-635-4911.

“Home on the Range” Introductory Western Horseback Ride A brief lesson precedes a one-hour guided trail ride. Riders must be at least 9 years old; riders aged 9-11 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All riders must weigh less than 200 pounds and must be at least 5’0” tall. Check-in 10am. Registration begins in the Stable office, between 9am-4pm daily, or by calling two weeks before the ride. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955.

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Ruth Clausen Visits Frelinghuysen Arboretum Ms. Clausen was trained in the UK. This past January, her new book, “Essential Perennials,” was released by Timber Press. In this A-Z guide, Ruth and cowriter Thomas Christopher detail over 2500 plants with flower color, bloom time, foliage characteristics, size, and light and temperature requirements. Her presentation will include many of these, with a special emphasis on plants that thrive in New Jersey gardens. 1:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Wednesday, September 23

The Mendham Borough Historical Society Meeting Jude M. Pfister presents “Acorn Hall and the Rise of the American Estate.” The narrated and illustrated program follows the fate of Acorn’s families and the issues that impacted the Hall’s owners over the years. The 1840’s American estate concept coincided with the site’s first home, before it was transformed into Acorn Hall with those concepts in mind. Learn about the last full-time resident of the Hall—who was she? What was her contribution? Did she succeed? What is her legacy? 7:30pm. Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St., Mendham Borough.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

This support group provides an opportunity for caregivers, families and friends to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns and support each other in coping Fashion Show with Historic Proportions with the effects of the disease. Held monthly on Journey through the decades of the 1830’s to the fourth Tuesday. 10am. the 1860’s to discover the various fashions of SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548. past American women, all thanks to the fashion plates in Godey’s Lady’s Book. Tours begin at Towne Club Meeting 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. The Towne Club is a Woman’s social organizaFrelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Mor- tion whose annual fund raiser benefits the rescue ris Township. 973-285-6550 squads of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley

Monday, September 21 Creative Writing Workshops for Children and Adults Now In Five Communities. Ridgewood, Montclair, South Orange, Maplewood and Summit. New this fall in Montclair: “Screenwriting,” “Writing for Children” and “Launching Your Blog,” along with creative writing classes for kids. In Summit: “For Boys Only” returns plus “Writing What’s Real: Adventures in Creative Nonfiction.” In Ridgewood: “Adult Writers Circle--”new evening session. Runs through December 12. 973-900-0415.

“I’ll Knock a Homer for You” Screening A documentary film about Babe Ruth. The film shines a spotlight on one of baseball’s most enduring legends, the promise made by Babe Ruth to hit a home run for an ailing boy during Game 4 of the 1926 World Series. 7pm. Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930.

Heights; monthly luncheon meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday. 12pm. Alfies, 101 Town Center Dr., Warren. 908-464-2643.

Grove Art & Grove Music Database Workshop Julia Weaver, an associate with Oxford University Press, will be here to demonstrate the library’s Grove Art and Grove Music databases. Join and learn the value of these helpful research tools. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

Friday, September 25 Branford Marsalis Joins the NJSO Saxophone giant Branford Marsalis stars in the NJSO’s Opening Weekend, lending his luminous sound to cinematic master John Williams’ “Escapades” and Milhaud’s sprightly Scaramouche. To top it off, he plays the saxophone solo in Mussorgsky’s majestic Pictures at an Exhibition, which never fails to enthrall in Ravel’s colorful orchestration. 7:30pm. Also Sept. 27, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 973-2975828. (continued on page 39)

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Tuesday, September 22 Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with friends and family. 3pm and 6:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Historic Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills By Teresa Akersten


ne of only 16 “Exceptional Gardens” endorsed by the Garden Conservancy, a national organization based in Cold Spring, New York, is located right in our back yard. In the early 20th century, millionaire Joseph P. Day commissioned landscape architect William Whetten Renwick to design his family a retreat from the big city. The resulting Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills is set on 28-acres of forest and meadow, featuring formal Italianate gardens, rustic mossy pathways, teahouses, pergolas, terraces and pavilions constructed from local stone and embellished with Arts and Crafts Rookwood tiles. The property is set against more than 2,000 acres of preserved parkland. After a period of decline, a gentleman farmer named Peter P. Blanchard Jr. purchased the property in the 1950s and together with his wife Adelaide Childs Frick brought back the original grandeur of the gardens. In 2000, according to Blanchard’s wishes, Greenwood Gardens was established as a nonprofit conservation organization. A three-phase preservation program began more than a decade ago to restore the historic grounds. Visitors can enjoy the gardens on Saturdays through Tuesdays, from 10am to 4pm, through early November. Admission

is free to members; adults $10; seniors 65+ and students with ID $5; and children under 12 free. Reservations must be made in advance and private tours are available by request. Special programs are offered throughout the season, including monthly sunrise walks, family-friendly nature activities and guided tours. Greenwood Gardens is located at 274 Old Short Hills Road in Short Hills. For more information, visit www.greenwood

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Chick Corea and Bela Fleck Perform

Two musical worlds collide as two master musicians share the stage. As a duo, pianist Chick Corea and banjoist Bela Fleck perform with intricate precision and verve, swerving through remarkable and breathtaking excursions of parallel lines, then each musician going his own way, but weaving back again in perfect sync. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Greek Festival Live music and dancing, authentic Greek foods and desserts, Church tours, boutiques, cooking demos, games, ATM and free parking. Shuttle transportation will be available beginning on Friday at 6pm at 75 Livingston Ave., Roseland . Handicapped parking is available at the church. Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Laurel Ave., Roseland. 973-251-2920. www.

Group Piano Lessons for Adults

Start this musical process on October 5. Acquire the music skills and learn rhythms, notation and the joy of playing duets and solos from Bach to Bartok. Piano 1 for beginners will be at 7pm and Piano 2 for more advanced skills will be at 8:15pm. Classes are Monday evenings for 7 weeks. Gilda Carmel Spielberg will conduct. Available for all levels and ages over 18. Registration is required. Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham. 908-522-9486.

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David Burgess Performs Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, David Burgess is recognized as one of today’s outstanding guitarists. His international appearances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. 8pm. The David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 908979-0900

A Safe, Relaxing Environment with Trained Medical Professionals.

An Evening with Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn returns to SOPAC on the heels of his new one man show, “New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and a co-starring role in the Amy Schumer film, “Trainwreck.” 8pm. SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-275-1114.

Couples in the Kitchen Cooking Class Join instructor Diana Albanses and participate in cooking a delicious dinner with your partner. Burrata, figs and prosciutto with balsamico, penne with shell fish fra diavlo, steak Tagliata with grilled potato slices, green beans with lemon garlic bread crumbs, tomato salad with ricotta salata and creamy garlic vinaigrette and fall Italian plum and orange gratin. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. 9-73-258-4009

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


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Millburn Street Fairs and Craft Show Millburn Street Fairs and Craft Shows events held in the spring and fall with over 200 artists, crafters and vendors. 8am-5pm. Streets of Downtown, Millburn. 908654-1400. (continued on page 40)

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Jazz Leaps and Turns Workshop

A Table Fit for a King, or a Queen

Rolling Hills Garden Club Sale

Charis Moses, who has danced for Joffrey, Ailey, Gelsey’s and Dance New Amsterdam, instructs a class including warm-up, floor and standing exercises continuing with turns, leaps across the floor and combinations. The class will enhance strength, coordination, flexibility and musicality while developing technique and style. Registration is required. Free and open to the public from 3-5pm. The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242.

Designer Linda Pastorino presents this program, which combines a lecture with an exhibit. Ms. Pastorino is President of Singkiang, a design company with a special emphasis on ethnographic jewelry and costumes, which also offers ceramics, paintings and decorative arts objects from Europe and Asia. Ms. Pastorino, who lives in Chester, explains how designers choose objects, fabrics and plants to create a mood for both indoor and outdoor dining. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 Hanover Ave., Whippany. 973-326-7600.

Rolling hills Garden Club of Short Hills will participate in the Millburn Township Street Fair. Garden club members will be on hand to sell a selection of handmade dried flower note cards and framed flower creations. Proceeds benefit local charities. 11am-5pm. Millburn Township Street Fair, downtown business district, Millburn.

50th Anniversary Jubilee

Join Chef Nick Malgieri as he demonstrates cooking wonderful chocolate desserts. Menu includes Torta baci: a chocolate hazelnut cake batter in 3 layers filled with light chocolate ganache, Sicillian pistachio tart with sweet Colavita olive-oil-based crust, torta Veneziana: a rich chocolate cake scented with spices and Colovita olive oil, chocolate expresso pots de creme and shredded apple cake. 2pm-6pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

State Repertory Opera Presents “Shakespeare and Opera—Perfect Together” Opera lovers won’t want to miss this unforgettable presentation of some of the best operatic scenes from operas inspired by Shakespeare plays. Music by seven popular composers: Verdi, Handel, Britten, Gounod, Thomas, Giannini and Nicolai. The scenes will be staged and sung in original language with English narration. 4pm. Morris Museum’s Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-763-7969.

Fifty years ago this August 25, the house built in 1796 by Israel Crane made its historic move up Bloomfield Ave from its original location on Glenridge Avenue. The Montclair Historical Society was born. As part of the celebration, The Montclair Historical Society is hosting a “Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day.” Guests are encouraged to bring their treasured heirlooms or “junque” and find out about its history and value through the expertise of NYE and Company Auctioneers and Watchung Antiques. 1pm-4pm. Montclair Historical Society, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

Tuesday, September 29 Perugina Chocolate Cooking Class



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Back-to-School Eye Exam Full selection of sunglasses with or without prescription for distance & reading, contact lenses, and swim goggles

Dr. Vince McGlone, O.D., P.C.

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Tears for Fears Performs

Classic 1980s British pop from the group best known for charttopping hits like “Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and “Sowing the Seeds of Love.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Newcomers and Neighbors of Somerset Hills (NNSH)

We Care for Your Family Like You’d Care for Your Family

All area residents are invited to attend their Welcome Coffee on October 6 from 6-8pm to learn more about them. They are a social organization offering a variety of activities, including book discussions, day trips, wine tastings, Bridge and Bunco games, dining out, community service and much more. Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Newcomers&Neighbors

Elegant Bridal Shows

Wednesday, September 30 A Free College Planning Workshop Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group (CBRG). This workshop is an essential information session for parents of collegebound high school students on strategies for maximizing college financial aid and lowering out-ofpocket costs. The presentation will reveal what parents of high school students need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at, and paying for college. Seating is limited. 7pm-8:30pm. Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 888-802-2740.

Brad Zimmerman: My Rise to the Middle

Elegant Bridal Productions provides the following at bridal shows: Broadway style bridal fashion shows featuring the latest in designer gowns and tuxedos for weddings, live band and DJ performances, and bridal bags filled with popular magazines and gifts, honeymoon, Broadway show tickets, bachelorette party and Katie Couric VIP ticket giveaways at every show. 7pm-10pm. The Atrium, 609 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange. 973-428-9156.

Speaking for Themselves: Slave Narratives as History and Literature This funny and poignant sequel to My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy chronicles the further adventures of comedian Brad Zimmerman and his quest to make it in show business, despite a wellmeaning but meddling Jewish mother, and a turbulent professional and social life. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

This lecture, led by Sterling Bland, Professor of English and African American Studies at Rutgers University, explores the themes and strategies employed by slave narrative writers and their literary descendants. Free. 7pm. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. The submission deadline for the next issue is June 9. E-mail submissions to:

Elder Care & Home Care Assistance for Your Loved Ones in North & Central New Jersey Our experienced team of home health and medical professionals provide an exceptional level of care with a personalized touch— taking the time to create a Cara Plan (care plan) that addresses the individual needs of your family. And it doesn’t end there—we will always be accessible to work with you on your family’s changing needs. After all we treat your family like we would our own, that’s the Cara Difference. • Personal Care (bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.) • Light Housekeeping Services (vacuuming, laundry, cooking & meal planning, etc.) • Companionship Services (mental stimulation & safeguarding the home environment) • Physical Assistance (reinforce physical therapy & mobility)

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The POWER of PREVENTION Screenings help identify risk of stroke, heart disease


ou’ve likely heard the adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Patients looking to live a long and healthy life know taking preventive steps now is necessary to ward off many diseases in the future. This is especially true with cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among adults.


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Understanding cardiovascular disease For middle-age and mature adults, pro-active steps toward prevention should be done to fight against atherosclerosis, or plaque build-up in the arteries, the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Early detection, improved health behavior and diet changes now can increase wellness benefits later. When not detected, more advanced stages of the disease can lead to more serious problems, such as stroke or heart attack. One affordable, easy and non-invasive option for patients looking to stay on the road to wellness is cardiovascular screening, often recommended for adults age 55 and older. This type of simple ultrasound procedure allows doctors to see inside a patient’s arteries, and along with doctor checkups, can sniff out certain health issues before they become more serious. These vascular screenings can be a beneficial choice for patients in the right age range and with key risk factors (and screening data shows that more than 70 percent

of the population over age 55 have two or more of these risk factors before their screening). Patients can then work with their doctors to put preventive strategies in place.

New studies prove screening’s benefit A growing body of research supports this logical approach to fight disease. A 40-year study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed community-based integrated programming improved the health of residents and reduced hospitalization. Similarly, a study in South Korea may have set the standard for the future. There, a nationwide study found that health screenings were linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease and helped patients better identify heart-related conditions and events. To best prevent cardiovascular disease one must find it early, before the person is symptomatic, so the individual can be more accurately placed in the proper risk category. That

is where ultrasound screening plays its special role. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at ultrasound testing to identify blockages in carotid (neck) arteries in people who were healthy but at-risk, and found that detection of “subclinical” disease improved overall risk prediction. Vascular screening may also motivate healthier behaviors in those screened because people get to “see” inside their body and understand their true health status. Life Line Screening examined a sample of American adults who underwent screenings. The research showed that those screened engaged in healthier behaviors. In fact, 76 percent of participants reported improved diets, 60 percent increased the amount of exercise and 73 percent reported maintenance of a healthy weight or weight loss following the screening. For more information about preventive screening for you or a loved one, visit — Family Features

10 convenient locations throughout NJ and NY



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

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

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

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 available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

MAPLEWOOD Verjus Restaurant

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


309 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-376-8555 French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

LaStrada Nuova

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

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838 Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D


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Umi Sushi

Marco Polo

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-921-2848 Coming Soon— Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO


Highlawn Pavilion

Specialing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

Natale’s Summit Bakery

Twelve Islands Greek Taverna

185 Broad St, Summit 908-277-2074

1255 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980 908-647-2193

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

SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

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

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

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

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

The Manor

111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360

90 Summit Avenue, Summit 908-277-6418

The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP

fresh and delicious Greek/Mediterranean food

Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/ suggested

LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under

$MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

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Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463

Summit Greek Grill

427 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-918-0330

La Pastaria


527 Morris Ave, Summit 908-277-4492


On & Off Premise Catering Graduation Parties Rehearsal Dinners Weddings Showers Baptisms Family Gatherings

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e all deal with conflicts in some form or another at work, in our relationships, and during our daily interactions with others. These conflicts will always be present for those in leadership positions or anyone striving for high achievement. Here are several ways to deal with conflicts while reducing the stress that comes with them: 1. Avoid anger and greed and replace them with concentration and awareness. To have a grounded, focused and calm demeanor in the face of difficulty is admired and extremely effective. The next time you find yourself in any type of conflict, listen to what the other person is saying. Ask about his or her position in order to better understand it. Sometimes there can simply be a communication problem that can be dissolved by letting the other person talk. When we let anger and greed become our emotions, the conflict increases with both our opponent and ourselves.

“The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt, and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” -Morihei Ueshiba 2. Breathe. In every martial art, discipline breathing is one of the most critical factors for control and power. Yet it is one of the last things we think of when confronted with conflict. Breathing calms you, brings oxygen to your blood and heart, improves mental observation and concentration, and ultimately reduces stress.

Try this breathing method recommended by Sensei Greg Barry Farber O’Connor: “Breath in through your nose and let it settle in your belly by doing deep abdominal breathing or diaphragmatic breathing—allowing the diaphragm to move up and down for fuller capacity breathing. Once you let your breath settle to your lower belly relax your shoulders then allow your lower belly to expand and “breathe like a baby.” 3. Put the situation in perspective. When you really look at the reason behind the argument, is it worth it? How many times have you said to yourself, “I can’t believe what we used to argue about.” Look at the bigger picture and realize it can be better to forget it and move on. I find great satisfaction when researching and interviewing people who have faced extreme adversity because it helps to put my own life in perspective. No matter what you’re going through ask yourself if this conflict is worth pursuing or better to be put to rest. 4. Become comfortable in your own skin. Having confidence in who you are will help you to deal with people without getting defensive. Sometimes we spend too much time with people who actually enjoy creating conflicts and thrive on negativity. Learn to separate real conflicts from negative attitudes and people who want to bring you down. Some of the greatest decisions are not just picking the right mentors to surround yourself with, but also moving away from the people who don’t provide any value. Famous World War II admiral, William “Bull” Halsey, said, “Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.”

Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the bestselling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc. Magazine and the co-inventor and marketer of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 500 radio and television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


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