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On The Spot

What is/was Your Favorite Subject in School? By Warren Westura


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Probably science, because we get to do all these cool experiments and stuff!

Nancy Carin

Biology. It helped me become a chef. I learned how to grow my own ingredients.

—Max Semler, Summit

Programming in college because I like solving puzzles and trying to get a program to do what I wanted it to. It was fun! —Louise Turner, New Providence

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Math. I always did my math homework first because it was fun! —Lisa Scott, Summit


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Design because I was good at it, and I had a really good art teacher in high school.

History. I feel you can learn so much about what is going to happen in the future by looking at the past.

—Jay Jacobs, Summit

Math. I love working with numbers! —Megan Rosenblum, Summit

—Brianna Ennis, Summit

English. Because I really love reading, writing and creating stories. —Carly Francesconi, Summit

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What is/was your Favorite Subject in School?


Cutest Cat Contest Check out the winners!


Lisa Thomas Interiors knows home is where the heart is

In the Vicinity News and happenings from around the area


15 Home, Beautiful Home

17 Education

Calendar of Events

17 The Benefits of Bilingual Education: Opening the world of possibilities for children

12 Chester Fall Craft Show Celebrates 45 Years

18 Resources and Private School Open Houses

14 Arts & Cars—Downtown Summit Art Festival

22 Enrichment Resources

24 Fall Harvest Fest

28 Health, Beauty, Wellness

26 Charity Car Show

29 First SaltFacial™ Skin Renewal Therapy Provided in Northern New Jersey 31 Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them 33 Oh Your Aching Back On the Cover: Great Swamp Natural Wildlife Refuge, photo by Larry Kerner

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In The Vicinity

Ani Ramen is Coming to Summit!

Spiro Plastic Surgery Renames Medical Spa


new location of Ani Ramen House is heading to Summit! A fall opening date is planned for the popular restaurant at 427 Springfield Ave, the former location of Bombay Bistro. The Summit location will mark Montclair Hospitality Group’s third location of the popular ramen concept. The Summit restaurant will have similar menu features, such as their signature Japanese Ramen bowls with custom signature noodles. Other beloved dishes such as bao buns, homemade crispy gyoza and other Japanese Izakaya small plates will be on the menu. Lunch and dinner will be served daily, and it will be a BYOB dining destination. See Ani Ramen House’s menu at


piro Plastic Surgery’s Regeneration Spa has a new name! Now known as The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery, the medical spa will continue to complete the continuum of care provided by Dr. Spiro and his team. The Medical Spa provides the highest quality of non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures using the most advanced technologies. The spa promises to fulfill the needs of patients who are seeking non-surgical facial and body regenerative skin care. From microblading to HydraFacial MD’s, The Medical Spa procedures work to regenerate the skin and face. The Medical Spa also offers a variety of medical grade skin care products including Obagi and SkinMedica, as well as options for scar management. Learn more about the Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery at

Ani Ramen House 427 Springfield Ave, Summit

The Medical Spa at Spiro Plastic Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Road Ste 510, West Orange 973-736-5907

Shorts Hills Resident Honored for Philanthropic Efforts


his July, the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS)–a nonprofit organization committed to “Helping People Help Themselves” in the Livingston and East Orange areas–hosted its annual Taste & Toast gala to honor local community leaders. This year’s gala named Glenn Landberg, Founder and CEO of GRL Capital Advisors, as JVS’ Corporate Partner. Langberg was given this recognition for his numerous philanthropic efforts to better the community. The gala broke attendance and fundraising records, attracting more than 300 attendees. More than $25,000 was raised during the event itself—and matched by presenting Valley National Bank—to acquire and operate a van to transport JVS clients to and from internships and volunteer positions at businesses and community-based organizations throughout Essex County. Providing people with the necessary tools to secure employment each year, JVS makes it a motto to help individuals in need. The clients of JVS remain highly diverse–ranging from immigrants and refugees; adults with physical, mental and developmental disabilities; military veterans; and jobseekers such as recent college graduates and adults wanting to make a job transition.

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Highline Fashion Launches Dress Lounge


ince the closing of Gotham Boutique in 2016, residents of Millburn, Short Hills and surrounding areas have felt a void in boutique shopping destinations for special occasion and Bat Mitzvah dresses. But with the launch of “The Dress Lounge” at Highline Fashion, a chic apparel, accessory and gift boutique, owner Tammi Siedlecki is helping to serve this much needed niche. Betty Reisman (aka Bat Mitzvah Betty) has also joined the Highline Fashion team, bringing with her many years of experience in dress design.

Photography by Dan Epstein

The Dress Lounge at Highline Fashion is a destination where local followers can have a fun and easy shopping experience. It features special occasion dresses for girls and juniors, in a range of price points, semi to full customization and features well known brands as well as up and comers. The dress lounge has also recently integrated inventory from Dressed by Lori, a former Millburn destination boutique for women’s special occasion dresses, to round out their dressing capabilities.

“We are thrilled to now be able to outfit whole families of women for special occasions,” said Tammi. “It’s so exciting for us to expand our product categories to meet the needs of the surrounding communities and to keep business local.” The Dress Lounge is open during store hours. Appointments are suggested for consultations during as well as off store hours.

Highline Fashion 387 Millburn Avenue, Millburn | 973-315-1984


Announcing the winners of the Vicinity Cutest Cat Contest! Thank you for your submissions and votes.

First Place: “Chuckie, Deep in Thought” Submitted by Rose of Berkeley Heights

Second Place: “Not-So-Shy Violet” Submitted by Christine of Summit

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Third Place: “Playful Poppy” Submitted by Laura of Basking Ridge 7

“Summer Dreams” Exhibition ON EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 1-14 Artist David Rush’s solo show is a beautiful collection of his paintings in oils, watercolors, pastels and an exciting new medium and technique he developed in acrylic inks. Free to the public through September 14. 10am-5pm. Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown.

Calendar of Events SEPTEMBER 2018 Saturday, September 1 Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. September classes are Intro to WORD and Intermediate WORD. Please call for dates and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. visit

Register for Fall Classes at The Connection Classes start Sept 4th. Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age classes for girls and boys in Swimming, Youth Fitness, S.T.E.A.M., Warrior Challenges, Karate, Art, Dance, Gymnastics, Cooking plus Adult Fitness, Dance and Swim. Sign up as a Total Facility Member anytime and have unlimited access to all adult classes! Classes start Sept 4th. Register 8:30am online, in person at 9:30am. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Career Services

LAW (Legal Assistance For Women)

This ongoing program is a service of vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. Please contact NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. for more information.

Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Call 973-994-4994 for all class schedules, information, and registration. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston.

Whimsy in Nature Smile with artwork by Amanda Nicole McIntyre as she brings you her whimsical nature-inspired paintings. McIntyre shows both beautiful landscapes and the personification of woodland creatures. Runs through Sept. 30. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7601.

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Are We There Yet? “Stories of Travel by Stagecoach and Steam” examines this era of expansion, featuring personal accounts of the rigors of travel in 19th century New Jersey along with a brief look at how these transportation networks were built, including the surveyors’ compasses, railroaders’ equipment and other tools that helped connect these early travelers with their world. Runs through September 5. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

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Tuesday, September 4 Art Rescue Consultation Does your art need cleaning or repair? Are your old mats and backing damaging your prints? Would you like to fix that cracked or broken frame? Every Tuesday from 4-6pm, bring in your art for a free consultation for rescue and restoration. Jerry’s will make recommendations on how to bring your artworks back to life. Appointments suggested/walk ins welcome. Jerry’s Artist Outlet, 495 Prospect Ave, Essex Green Shopping Plaza, West Orange. 973-669-0995.

Sung Gross’s paintings focus primarily on landscapes that include nature and cityscape. Born in South Korea, Ms. Gross’ interest in drawing and painting began in childhood, with some of her earliest paintings done in water colors and using Korean folk-painting techniques. For the past 10 years, Ms. Gross has been a participant in the activities of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Through September 27. The Donald B. Palmer Museum and the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Donna Hunt will call the contras. The band will be Rhythmic Heart. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listners are welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-2956864 or go to

Sunday, September 2 Scandinavian Fest

An outdoor entertainment covered event celebrating the music, food, crafts, arts, traditions of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Possibly the largest Nordic event in North America. 10am-6pm. NJ Vasa Park, 33 Vasa Dr. Hackettstown.

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Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and calmness. Tuesdays 11:30am– 12:45pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register call 908-5985548 or email

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Digital Device Clinic Drop in for free one-on-one support for using your e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. Open to adults, teens and children. Every Tuesdays 5–7pm. Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 973-762-1688.

Snap Circuit Workshop Have fun learning all about electronics. Build over 100 exciting projects in this fun engineering workshop. Open to all ages. Registration is required. Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm. Mendham Borough Library, 10 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. 973-543-4152.

Fun-to-Be-Fit Exercise Class General exercise class for older adults designed to improve overall fitness for all levels. Tuesdays 10:15–11:15am and Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register or for more information, please call 908-598-5548 or email




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Wednesday, September 5

Putting Your Garden to Bed— Planning Ahead (Adults)

Device Advice Need some help using your iPad, iPhone, kindle, laptop or other digital device? Drop in with your device and get some pointers on its use. 1-3pm. Mendham Borough Library, 10 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. 973-543-4152.

Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. Every Wednesday Evening 7;30-11pm. Admission $6. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. Contact Murray at 973-228-5966.

Thursday, September 6

Gen Y and Other Job Seekers Networking Group

Greenwood Gardens Bird Walk

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings will take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. 7pm.and all are welcome to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Operating the Orion Starblast Telescope Lecture Joseph Molnar of the Morris Museum Astronomical Society will present a lecture on operating the library’s Orion StarBlast telescope and discuss the constellations to view now and in the coming months. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

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Know what your next steps will be before autumn starts! From planning your spring-flowering bulb order to fertilizing, pruning, and watering, join Lead Horticulturist Julieanne Frascinella in this first presentation of a four part series on fall gardening. Registration required. 1:30-3pm. Reeves Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit. 908-273-8787

Tour Greenwood Gardens in search of early fall migrants. Explore several habitats including hardwood forest, conifer stands, ponds and meadows. Also venture into South Mountain Reservation through the “back door” to see who is stopping over. 8-11am. Registration required. NJ Audubon, Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills. 973-2584026.

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Food for Thought! New school year, new you! Have a snack while and chat about books, ideas for teen programs, or whatever you want! Grades 6 and up. 7-8pm. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Friday, September 7 Betsy Rose and the Chicago Fire at The Minstrel Rhonda Schuster opens. 7:3010:30pm. Handicapped accessible; free parking. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489.

Downtown Concert Series Madison’s own classic Pop band ROSEWOOD features favorite hits from the 60s through today, including artists like Fleetwood Mac, Squeeze, The Pretenders and Elvis Costello interspersed with their own original songs. Rosewood has a synergy that unites an audience, young and old, with a powerful spirit of friendship and family fun. 6-8pm. Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982.

Nocturnal Neighbors— Stars! For centuries people have been intrigued by the night sky. Participants will learn to identify some of the more common constellations. For families with children ages 5 and up. 7-9pm. Reeves Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit.

Saturday, September 8 Basket Weaving Workshop: French Gathering Basket Join expert basket weaver Pamela Wilson for this beginner level workshop. Perfect for gathering herbs, flowers, or vegetables, the basket is made of reed with an oak ‘D’ handle. All materials are supplied, but please bring sharp scissors, an old towel, clothespins, small and medium size flathead screwdrivers, and a bag lunch. 9:30am-3:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 908-973326-7600.

45th Chester Fall Craft Show Come shop a wide variety of handmade items including traditional and country craft, fine art, and beautiful handcrafted furnishings for the home. Also September 9. 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Municipal Field, Perry St., Chester.

A-Maize-ing Corn Painting Roll cobs of corn covered in fall paint colors, and layer the colors to create a fantastic fall farm painting. Adult assistance needed. 1-3:30pm. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 908973-326-7600.

Sunday, September 9 Teddy Bear Parade 560 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ


Bring your favorite fluffy friend for a visit to the bear hospital, hear stories, and go on an educational parade through the woods! Learn about bears in the wild and how to protect them. Register your children and their special stuffed friend online today. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills.

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A diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. Noon-8pm. Free. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange.

Grandparents’ Day Bring your grandparents to the Arboretum for a day of fun and games, a leisurely stroll around the gardens, and a special grandparents’ plant scavenger hunt. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Matilda’s Café. 10am-4 pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7600. (continued on page 12)

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Chester Fall Craft Show Celebrates 45 Years Over 200+ Tents Filled with the Finest Handmade Crafts Crafters and artisans from throughout the region offering an array of select, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, apparel, ornaments, home accessories and more will be in attendance at this twoday, juried and tented arts & crafts expo. The event is produced by the Historic Chester Business Association (HCBA). This is not just an event to satisfy the artistic soul—be sure to stroll the brick-lined sidewalks and visit over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and accessories, gourmet pet products, confections and wonderful eateries. “This is the perfect time for attendees to join in the celebration and kick-off their holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts,” says Kathy Barbieri, President of the HCBA. Whether it’s a decorative piece for your own home or a distinctive holiday gift for a friend, Chester is the place to discover that special something. Also, don’t forget to enjoy all the natural beauty of the season, as Chester is home to wonderful parks and farms offering fun for the whole family.

Municipal Field 134 Main Street, Chester | 10am-5pm (rain or shine) $5 per person (children under 12 free)

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Grandparent’s Day Train Ride

Spend Grandparent’s Day at the Whippany Railway Museum and climb aboard their excursion train and take a relaxing trip back to a simpler time. Trains feature a unique collection of vintage cabooses from historic NJ rail lines of long ago. For a slightly higher fare you can upgrade your excursion experience by riding in the elegant 1927-era Club Car “Jersey Coast”, with all the amenities of the 1930’s. Train ride is a 10-mile, 45-minute round trip. Trains depart from the Whippany Station at 1,2,3 & 4pm, rain or shine. Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany.


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Lincoln and Lee’s Ladies Fashion Show

Flowers Galore Tea and Tour

Fashions from the Civil War era are some of the most recognizable in history. During the 10th annual historic fashion show, models wear clothing from before, during, and after the war to demonstrate how The War Between the States also influenced women’s attire. Tours run every hour between1 & 4pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township. 973-326-7600.

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely, guided tour focusing on seasonal blooms followed by a delicious tea at Matilda’s Café. A sumptuous selection of scones, tea sandwiches, baked-from-scratch pastries, and teas are offered. Aso September 24. 2-4pm. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 3553 Honover Ave., Morris Township. 973-631-5004.

Intergenerational Orchestra Concert

Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children

This wonderful group of local musicians of all ages and skill levels bring the joy of music-making to the community. Free. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.

Monday, September 10 Dementia Caregivers Support Group This group offers a safe and confidential place for caregivers to meet and develop a mutual support system. Moderated by Phyllis Flemming, former Executive Director of Victorian Garden Adult Day Center and experienced dementia support group leader. 10:30am–2pm. Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

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A support group for adult children who act as their parents’ caregivers will be led by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and InfoCare Manager Kathy Larkin. The group will cover topics such as balancing work and the needs of their families, long-distance caregiving, family conflicts, finding resources, and navigating the healthcare system. Also September 21, 7-8:30pm. Pre-registration is required. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register call 908.-598-5509.

School Power! This group will focus on early literacy, phonics, shape, number and letter recognition in order to help participants prepare for kindergarten. Children will even sing songs to add to the fun. Ages 3-5. Mondays from 4-4:30pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376 4930 (ext. 232).

Wednesday, September 12 Adult Health Clinic

Thursday, September 13

Tickled Pink Fundraiser

Watercolor Workshop By Ed Schuh All levels welcome. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Thursdays through Oct. 18, 10–Noon. Sign-up required. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

“Screen Wonder” Screening Starring Julia Roberts, this upbeat story of kindness, compassion and self-acceptance that glides along with wit, assurance, and grace. The film has something touching and resonant to say about the current climate of American bullying. A wonderful film about how a young boy deals with a deformity. Lunch begins at 12:30pm. Program 1pm. Contact Lois at 973-5331809 to place your lunch order by the Wednesday afternoon preceding the program. Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Ave., Millburn.

Teen Crafternoon Medication, weight & health counseling; blood pressure and carotid bruit screening, diabetes risk assessment. Free and open to Maplewood residents 18 and older. Hilton Branch of Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood. 3:30-5pm. 973-762-8120.

Living Options As We Age – Panel Discussion Learn about the variety of living options available to older adults and their families. The panel includes experts from the fields of long term care, assisted living, skilled nurses as well as hospice care, home care, care planning and support and adult day programs. Refreshments will be served. 6– 8pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. To register call 908-598-5548 or email

Create a stained glass (effect) votive candle holder. 3:30-4:30pm. Room B. Suplies provided. Registration required. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn. 973-376-1006.

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will host “Tickled Pink,” an after-hours fundraising event that will benefit the Zoological Society of New Jersey’s mission to promote the zoo and the conservation of wildlife. The event will include: A chance to meet flamingos “up-close”; guest interactions with “education animals”, Hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beer and wine; A silent auction with animal-themed items. 6 to 8:30pm. Tickets available for those 18 and older. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Saturday, Septmeber 15 Pete Dunne’s Annual Hawk Watch

Friday, September 14 Open Stage at The Minstrel Handicapped accessible; free parking. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For information on how to secure a performance slot, call 973-335-9489, or visit

Unless it is raining heavily, there will be hawks to see, resident species like Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks, migrating Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawks, and Broad-winged Hawks. Bring binoculars, sun glasses, sun screen, and brimmed cap. 10am-3pm. Rooftop observation deck. NJ Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

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ARTS & CARS Downtown Summit Art Festival Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at the Summit Downtown Art Festival—an outdoor, juried art show with plenty of art and wares for sale. The Art Festival will be located on Springfield Avenue between Maple Street and Summit Avenue. There will be a stage and live performances headlined by the B Street Band. The stage will be located on upper Beechwood Road, sponsored by Regal Bank. Hundreds of classic cars will be displayed on Union Place, Bank Street, and lower Beechwood Road. Children’s activities will be provided by area nonprofits and SDI. Come color the streets with sidewalk chalk! Summit Farmers Market will be open at 22 DeForest Avenue from 8am-1pm. The outdoor festival and car show is co-hosted by The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit Downtown and Summit Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)

Downtown Summit Art Festival 10am-4pm | Springfield Avenue (between Maple Street and Summit Avenue )

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Fine Art and Crafts Show

Hands to Heroes Craft Beer 5K This year’s event will benefit Folds of Honor Foundation, who provides scholarships to children of Veterans killed in action, as well as support to their families in need. After the race, beer will also be available for purchase in the beer garden as well as several local food trucks, dessert trucks, and vendors. There will be live music, giveaways, raffles and plenty of family fun for the day, so gather your friends and family for this all day event. 10am-6pm. Central Park of Morris County, 91 Central Ave., Morris Plains.

The park will be transferred into mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more. Watch demonstrations, meet talented exhibitors and learn what inspires them; sample specialty food treats or enjoy a variety of ethnic foods for a meal at this free to the public event. Sept. 16, Also 10am-5pm. Anderson Park, Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair.

Paula Poundstone Performs Centenary Stage Company, Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 8:15pm. 908-979–0900.


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Swingin’ Tern Contra Afternoon Advanced contras only with Sue Gola and In-TentCity 4-6pm. Listeners are welcome. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. 973-295-6864.

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Sue Gola will call the contras. The band will be InTent-City. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing. Listners are welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864 or go to

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Zeiss Optics Workshop Join a Zeiss rep and birding optics specialist to learn what optics specifications are best for nature viewing. The full line of Zeiss nature optics will be on hand for demonstration-and on special sale. Zeiss is one of the top-of-the-line optics manufacturers-don’t miss this chance to find out why. 11am-4pm. NJ Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rod., Bernardsville. 908-396-6386.

Batman Day! Enjoy watching The Lego Batman Movie. Show up wearing a comic book character costume or t-shirt and win a free comic book magnet made by the teens. All ages welcome. 1pm. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Sunday, September 16 Hackettstown Street Fair & Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, family/kids, food/wine festival, rides, live music & more. 11am-5pm. Downtown Hackettstown, Hackettstown.

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Home, Beautiful Home Lisa Thomas Interiors knows home is where the heart is By Janis Hashe, photo by Dan Epstein


isa Thomas has always been a designing woman. Even as a girl, she enjoyed rearranging household objects and painted her room “at least six different colors” as a teenager. Formerly an education law attorney, she’s changed careers and returned enthusiastically to her first love: interior design. Lisa Thomas Interiors offers a free consultation in the home and provides services such as color consultation, window treatment design and installation, design plan development, space and room planning, and furniture repurposing, acquisition, and restoration through decorative chalk painting. The firm also assists in the selection of lighting, flooring, accessories, fabrics, and art. Lisa works closely with contractors in the selection of new construction materials and oversees the management of each project. She also offers services on a smaller scale, such as rearranging existing furniture or updating a room. “I love the whole process,” says Lisa, explaining that she always starts by asking many questions to get a sense of how the client lives and for what purposes they want to use their space. “I like to ask for an ‘inspiration piece,’ maybe a fabric, or a painting or picture that the client loves, and use it to create color palettes unique to

each client’s tastes.” She also takes their budgets into account: “I pay close attention to my clients’ budgets and advise on how to get great looks for less.” Lisa creates Pinterest boards to share ideas with her clients to ensure that it is their personality that is expressed in their home and not her own. For the upcoming fall season, she helps create rooms that are more cozy and comfortable. “It’s nesting time,” she notes, “so I try to focus on warmer colors and fabrics that are soft to the touch–to create that feeling of sitting by a fire.”

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The Benefits of a Bilingual Education Opening Up a WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES for Children By Susan Baldani, photos by Dan Epstein


udsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has been a pioneer in language immersion since 2005. Inspired to have her children learn Mandarin and connect with their Chinese heritage, Sharon Huang, HWIS Founder and CEO, began a preschool program (formerly known as Bilingual Buds) in the basement of her home with a handful of students. Sharon soon discovered many other parents who wanted early second language exposure for their children, thus relocating the school to Summit in 2007. Since then the school has expanded from a preschool Mandarin program to offering the choice of a Mandarin or Spanish immersion education for ages 2.5 through grade 5.

An immersion education provides content instruction in language arts, math, science and social studies primarily in a second language, such as Mandarin or Spanish and English. Through the program, students become bilingual and biliterate at a young age. Although HWIS utilizes the NJ State curriculum as a guide, students typically achieve above this standard. “It’s really a very unique program that you can’t get at this time at a public school or other independent schools in the area,” says Sharon. “Students are getting an excellent general education shown by high scores on standardized tests–while they are becoming bilingual and biliterate in a second language, which is increasingly what children need in the 21st century to compete with students all around the world.”.

All HWIS teachers are native speakers specially trained in immersion education. There is also a Leadership Team which has 70 plus years of combined experience in immersion education. The director, Elizabeth Willaum, has over 40 years alone. HWIS relocated to Stirling in June 2018 to offer the student body amenities that rival that of other private schools, and provide room for growth so that more students can develop the skills needed in the 21st century. Parents want their children to learn another language for a variety of reasons. “They know in tomorrow’s world having more than one language is going to open up all kinds of opportunities,” she stated. “We believe that ‘Bilingual students become brilliant adults.’”

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Chatham Day School 700 Shunpike Road, Chatham 973.410.0400 x. 15 Contact: Kellen Kent, Director of Admission Email: Age Groups: 2.5 years-Grade 8 • Fall Open House: Oct. 25, 9-10:30am • S.T.E.A.M. Expo & Open House: Jan. 26, 2-4pm • Spring Open House: Mar. 26, 9-10:30am • Spring Open House: Apr. 18, 9-10:30am

Chatham Day School is a coeducational preschool through grade eight independent school set on 15 acres in Chatham Township. They celebrate and value each child as a unique learner with extraordinary potential.They offer an academically ambitious program that promotes intellectual achievement and emotional growth in a diverse and nurturing environment.

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The Children’s Academy 37 Church Mall, Springfield 973-379-3524 Contact: Debra Smith Email: Age Groups: Ages 2.5–6.5 Open House Dates: Sept. 15, 1-3pm; Oct. 18, 5-7pm; Nov. 12, 5-7pm; Jan. 12, 11am-1pm; Feb. 15, 5-7pm; Mar. 13, 5-7pm; Apr. 13, 1-3pm; and May 14, 5-7pm

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The Craig School 10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 Contact: Nicole Moon, Admissions Director Email: Age Groups: Grades 2-8 Go to for a complete list of open house dates

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The Craig School is an independent school that specializes in working with students with learning disabilities in grades 2 through 12. They offer an academic program aligned with the NJ Student Learning Standards. Their program features proven, research-based learning strategies including multi-sensory approaches, assistive technology, and organizational skills. These tools allow students to build their academic foundations, increase their ability to be active and independent learners, and develop a sense of who they are as individuals and students.

Craig High School 310 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton 973-334-1234 Contact: Nicole Moon Email: nmoon@ Age Groups: Grades 9-12 Go to for a complete list of open house dates

Gill St. Bernard’s School St. Bernards Rd, Gladstone 908-234-1611 Contact:Sarah Rowland Age Groups: Preschool to 12 • All School Open House Dates: Oct. 21 & Nov. 18 • Lower School Open House Dates: Oct. 11 & Jan. 17

To provide a balanced, diverse and secure community that prepares students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life.


HudsonWay Immersion School 249 Bebout Avenue, Stirling 908-598-8088

Contact: Tracie Xiong, Admissions and Programs Director Email: Age Groups: Ages 2.5 through Grade 5 Open House Dates: Oct. 6, 10am; Oct. 26, 9am; Nov. 14, 6:30pm; Dec. 7, 9am; Jan. 11, 9am; Feb. 1, 9am; Mar. 1, 9am; Mar. 29, 9am

HudsonWay Immersion School develops flexible thinkers who are culturally aware and linguistically capable. Preschool students acquire either Mandarin or Spanish naturally while learning how to work independently, cooperate with others and follow instructions. Elementary students learn subjects in both languages deepening critical thinking skills and biliteracy.

Kent Place School) 42 Norwood Avenue, Summit 908-273-0900 Contact: Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Email: Age Groups: Preschool, coed; K–grade 12, all girls

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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.

Morristown-Beard School 70 Whippany Road, Morristown 973-539-3032 Contact: Rob Mitchell, Director of Enrollment Management or Meg Ahern, Director of Admission and Financial Aid Age Groups: Middle School Grades 6-8; Upper School Grades 9-12 OPEN HOUSE DATES: • Middle School: Oct. 28 at 1pm • Upper School: Oct. 21 at 1pm INFORMATION SESSIONS • Middle School: Oct. 16, 9–11am and Nov. 13, 9–11am

• Upper School: Oct. 3, 9–11am and Nov. 7, 9–11am • All Schools: Jan. 16, 9–11am and Apr. 17, 9–11am

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.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Road, Summit 908-522-8109 Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis ’69 Email: Age Groups: K-12 (Lower School - K-6, coed; Upper School - 7-12, all-girls) Open House Dates: • Upper School: Oct. 13 & Nov. 3 • Lower School Spotlight on IDEAS Lab: Oct. 17 • Lower School Spotlight on Kindergarten Readiness: Nov. 3 • Upper School Evening Tour: Dec. 12 • Lower School Spotlight on the Arts: Dec. 12 • Lower School Spotlight on Departmental Education: Jan. 16 • Lower School Spotlight on Service: Feb. 1

With everything they do, they prepare students to make an impact on society. Their graduates think globally, lead with conviction and make the world a better place.

School of St. Elizabeth 30 Seney Drive, Bernardsville 908-766-0244 ext. 12 Contact: Sharon Lynch Email: Age Groups: Pre-K–8th grade Open House Dates: Oct. 11, 9-11am; Jan. 30, 9-11am

The School of Saint Elizabeth is a faith-filled community that provides students with a strong academic foundation, stimulates intellectual curiosity, encourages creativity and fosters self-respect. They encourage children to grow in knowledge, love and faith in a Catholic tradition of academic excellence, while preparing them to be leaders in the 21st century.

Winston Preparatory School 901 Route 10 East, Whippany 973-500-6480 Contact: Erica Piche, M.A. CCC-SLP, Assistant Head of School, Admissions Director Email: Age Groups: Grades 3–12 Open House Dates: Nov. 27, 9:30am; Dec. 11, 9:30am; Jan. 17, 7pm; Feb. 12, 9:30am; Mar. 28, 7pm; Apr. 30, 9:30pm; June 3, 9:30am

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Admit U Consulting 3 Royal Avenue, Suite 2, Livingston 973-731-1947 Contact: Melanie Talesnick Email: melanie or Age Groups: Ages `3-`8 (high school students)

Admit U provides individualized comprehensive services designed to help families navigate the college admissions process. More specifically, they help students find the “best fit” school, while minimizing the anxiety associated with the process and maximizing the student’s potential for admission.

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning Outscore, outperform and outsmart monolingual peers! HudsonWay Immersion School’s after school language classes provide a fun and effective way for preschool (ages 3-5) and elementary (grades K-5) children to learn Mandarin or Spanish language skills. Visit to register.

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Since 1984, the professional educators at Estelle Finkel Center for Learning have been providing personally tailored academic tutoring, college counseling, standardized test preparation, and diagnostic educational testing. As experts in our fields, we have helped thousands of students achieve their best whether it be scoring high on a standardized test, or getting into the college of their choice, taking the next step in graduate school. Contact for more information or a free consultation: 973-994-4665.

School of Rock 125 Valley Road, Montclair 973-337-5296 Contact: Kevin March Email:

At School of Rock, learning music helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not just taught an instrument– they build confidence learning to deal with life situations. Kids are playing on stage as quickly as possible and learning to play as soloists and part of a team. This helps them learn their skills faster and more thoroughly. Montclair School of Rock’s creative community helps children succeed in music and beyond.

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Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts 14 Park Street, 2nd Floor, Montclair 973-655-9819 Open House: Sept. 8, 12-5pm

At Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA), their mission is to provide comprehensive, inclusive developmental training in dance and related theatre arts for children and teens.

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Fall Harvest Fest

Spend the day at one of Morris County’s most popular fall festivals at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit the friendly farm animals, lend a hand churning butter and pressing apples into cider, and watch a blacksmith perform his craft. Enjoy live music and learn some new old-fashioned dance steps. Food will be available for purchase as well. Stop by the 1920s Farmhouse, and discover seasonal foods being prepared on the wood-burning cook stove and watch a sewing demonstration on a treadle sewing machine. At the Visitors Center, experience the interactive display at the Transportation Exhibit. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Admission is $8 per adult, $7 per senior (65+), $6 per child age 4 through 16, and $4 per child age 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2. Friends of Fosterfields are half price with a current membership card.

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Summit Art Festival - Arts + Cars The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit Downtown, and Summit PAL are thrilled to be hosting an outdoor art festival. The event will work alongside local businesses and the Summit Farmer’s Market and will include a car show and a stage with musical performances all day. 10am-4pm. Downtown Summit, Summit.

PlayDay South Orange: Come Play in the Street! Featuring more than 10 Play Areas, many sponsored by generous local organizations and companies. From board games to basketball, radio controlled cars to rope jumping, it’s the most fun you’ve ever had between two curbs. 1-6pm. Rain date Sept. 23. Downtown South Orange, South Orange Ave., South Orange.

Summer Sundays in Song & Verse Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a selection of music or poetry. Award winning poets David Petruzelli and Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft share their work in Poets in the Garden. Free for members. 2pm. (Rain or shine, in the event of inclement weather programs will be held in the Schoolroom Gallery.) Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-538-2404.

Tuesday, September 18 Nutrition Series: “Meals for One or Two” Presented by Nichol O’Brien, Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Chatham. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 12:30pm. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565.

Wednesday, September 19 “Buried Child” Production

Storytime Stars! Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for preschoolers. Drop in. 10am and 4pm. Ages 2-Kindergarten. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Thursday, September 20 Throwback Thursday Movie – Clue Enjoy a blast from the past and watch the 1985 movie Clue. Grades 6 and up. 3pm. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Great Books Discussion Group

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that we will present a play by Sam Shepard who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong. In homage to this groundbreaking playwright, we are thrilled to bring this modern American classic to life. 7:30pm. Runs thru October 7. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-408-5600.

The Bible: The Book of Joel. All meetings run from 10:00 – 11:30, new members are always welcome. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

Friday, September 21 Team Trivia Contest & Pizza Want to join a friendly competition? Trivia Revolution LLC will host a lively game of trivia. Game preceded by a pizza lunch. Free. Noon. Sign-up required. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd. Chatham. 973-6354565. (continued on page 1)


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Italian Conversation Group Luciana Santoriello and other fluent speakers will moderate Italian discussion groups. 1pm or September 25 at 7:15pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Art Exhibition and Reception

The Art League of the Chathams to host its Fall Art exhibit with an opening reception today from 6:30-8:30pm. Member artist will show their works in the strolling gallery. The Lundt-Glover gallery will feature three artists: Lidia Bendelic, photographer; June Fisher-Markowitz, water colorist; and Larry Kerner, photographer. Eric Delizio will provide musical entertainment. Exhibits runs through December 4. Free and open to the public. Chatham Two Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Twp. For more information call 973-635-4600 or visit

Bill Staines at The Minstrel The Asthmatics opens. Handicapped accessible; free parking. 7:3010:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489 or go to

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The time-proven strategies offered will give parents and teens ways to deal with the types of bullying situations that are typically seen in most communities. Topics to be covered will include how to recognize if your child is being the target of bullying behaviors, ways to be aware of whether or not your child is engaging in bullying behaviors, techniques your child can use to “handle” a bully, and an understanding of how bullying has reached beyond the schoolyard with the power to intrude on all aspects of society, including the workplace. This program will include audience participation, Q & A, role play and a “hands on” activity referred to as “mirror image reflection.” The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield.

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Restorative Yoga & Meditation The owners of Unwind Yoga and Wellness, will speak briefly about the benefits of yoga and meditation. Shirley Fee and Aubrey Reichard-Eline will then lead a restorative yoga session, finishing with a 15 minute meditation. Participants will need to bring their own mat and blanket. Free. 3pm. Registration is required as space is limited. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311 or email no later than September 20.

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CHARITY CAR SHOW The Natural Glass Corvette Association’s (NGCA) 43rd Annual Charitable Open Car Show will feature Corvettes, antiques, muscle cars, street rods, custom cars, a DJ, prizes and refreshments. Registration is limited to 175 cars and pre-registration is $15 per car; $20 at the gate. 70 trophies will be awarded and dash plaques will be given to all registered cars. Free spectator parking is available. Donations will benefit: Help Hope Live; The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; The Wounded Warrior Project; The Marine Corp League and the National Corvette Museum. What started out as a small group of Corvette enthusiasts in 1971 in the Morris County area quickly grew into an organized club that became incorporated in the State of New Jersey in May of 1973. The NGCA is a Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum.

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Family Camp Out Pitch a tent in the woods and enjoy the great outdoors! This is a great opportunity for a first time camping experience for the whole family. Dinner and continental breakfast provided, as well as some great activities such as a night hike, firelight stories, and other surprises. Remember to bring your own gear. 4:30pm. runs through September 23, 9am. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum 324 Forest Dr. S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.

Sunday, September 23 Making of the Film “Saving the Great Swamp” Join the Chatham Township Historical Society for this informative program given by Scott Morris and Larry Fast and learn about how they made the movie “Saving the Great Swamp - Battle to Defeat the Jetport.” The movie is a one hour documentary narrated by Blythe Danner that describes the campaign that took place between 1959 and 1968 to save the Great Swamp. 2-4pm. Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township. To see the trailer, visit

Art in the Arboretum— Expressions of Nature Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase. Noon-4pm. Haggerty Center, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave., Morris Township.


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Millburn-Short Hills Street Fair and Craft Show Artists, crafters, vendors, food and wine, rides, live music & more. 11am-5pm. Downtown Millburn, Millburn.

Monday, September 24 After School @ METC: Creativity Re-Imagined Bring your creativity and ingenuity. Each week, students work with different materials for a design or artistic challenge inspired by METC’s historic collection and building. From making a building out of everyday objects to painting without a paintbrush, this program engages participants’ hands and minds in a different way each week. For grades 1-5. 4:155:15pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main Street, Madison. 973-377-2982.

Sheroes Throughout History: Role Models of Female Empowerment An inspirational program that offers stories of famous women and girls all over the world – from suffragettes, boxers, and painters, to scientists, directors, and more. The scope of female representation in STEM, the humanities, politics, and sports of past and present day will be covered. Dialogue, group activity, role model game, and art project. 90 minutes. Grades 6 and up. 3pm. Call to reserve a space at 908-2730350, ext. 825. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit.

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Painting With Acrylics: Sunflower Be creative and paint a masterpiece. All supplies provided. All levels of ability welcome. Limited class size. Instructor: Annette Lissy. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 10:30am–12:30pm. The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-6354565.

Social Security Workshop: 67 is the New 65 Retired Human Resources professional Neil Berger will present a Social Security workshop. Topics such as how much you can earn in a year and still collect Social Security benefits; whether you can collect benefits on your ex-spouse’s work record; and when you should apply will be discussed in layman’s terms. 7pm. Sign up online or call. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

Wednesday, September 26 The Beatles—50 Years Later Barry Wiesenfeld, a freelance musician, published author, and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, will present a lecture with musical accompaniment on The Beatles and how they changed music through their originality, musical innovations, and lyric depth. 7 pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603.

The Color Purple—A Musical The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. Runs through October 21. Call for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973376-4343.

Fall Prevention Presentation The program includes pedestrian safety insights, walking supports, rehabilitation alternatives, balance protocol, information about the side effects of medications and free blood pressure, bone density and hearing screenings. An exercise & yoga instructor will join the group to demonstrate the benefits of body strengthening exercises. Light refreshments will be served. 10am-Noon. Tours of the Spend-A-Day Adult Health Care program are also available at this time. For tour information please call Pamela Marusic 908-598-5516. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit.

Taste of Italy Fundraiser This wonderful evening will feature delicious Italian food catered by local Italian restaurants and wine poured by some of Italy’s finest distributors. There will be an excellent band, a fun photobooth, a wine pull, silent auction and a raffle.The proceeds of this event will be donated to Morris Family Justice Center. Every day, victims of domestic violence, along with their children, are forced to navigate complex systems to receive critical services. Inside this one door the partner agencies work together to provide comprehensive, coordinated services to protect and restore their lives as well as those of their family. 6:30-9:30pm. Design Consign, 1221 Bloomfield Ave., Fairfield.

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“Souvenir”, a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

Photographing Birds at The Raptor Trust

Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of The Ritz- Carlton hotel (where she resided) brought her extraordinary fame. 7:30pm. September 28, 8pm. September 30, 2pm. Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.

A stalwart advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation. Noon-2:30pm. Instructor: Michael Downey. For an exciting day of photographing some of the Trust’s permament bird residents meetup is at the Raptor Trust Visitor Parking area, 452 White Bridge Rd., Millington. 973-377-2007.

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Peter Lister opens. Handicapped accessible; free parking. 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489 or go to

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Enjoy an entertaining evening as to toast Dreamcatcher’s season opener, “Dead and Buried.” In this dark comedy, set in a small New England town at Halloween, 18-year-old Perdue finds a job in the local graveyard. Perdue has come to town to live with her aunt while searching for her missing mother. Wine & cheese reception at 6:30pm, followed by performance at 8pm. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit. 908-273-0350.

Discovery Wellness Center is one of the few dedicated centers for treatment of families and children in the state which accepts most insurance plans. We work with children of all ages, as well as adults, couples and families. Along with our sister center, Discovery Psychotherapy Center, we have trained and licensed therapists with a variety of specializations. Some of our areas of expertise are: • Parenting Skills • ADHD & Neuropsychological Assessments • IEP Planning & Advisement as well as In-School Observations • Art & Play Therapy • Couples & Family Therapy • LGBTQ issues • Trauma with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Trauma) • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) • Substance Abuse Therapy • DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) • Sex Addiction Therapy

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Performs Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string ensemble from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the legendary music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, this program showcase the best and brightest of baroque, Classical, and Romantic Italian music. 2pm. Centenary Stage Company, Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. 8:15pm. 908-979–0900.

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SPORTS INJURIES and How to Avoid Them


ith the dawning of a new school year comes after-school practices and weekend games. Across northern New Jersey, young athletes are leaving the lazy days of summer behind and getting back into the swing of things. As they do, it’s important to keep in mind some fundamentals about sports and safety.

“An increase in activity can bring with it an increase in injury,” says Eric Mirsky, MD, the chair of the orthopedics department at Summit Medical Group.

• Make sure you’re in proper physical condition before you begin to play

“Whether you’re on the field, the court, in the gym or in the pool, injuries are far from inevitable,” adds David Abrutyn, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Summit Medical Group. So, to greatly decrease your chance of being injured—no matter what sport or activity you’re participating in—follow these simple tips:

• Stop your activity if you experience pain

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early everyone has experienced it—the steady discomfort that can severely curtail mobility and interfere with daily life. While most occurrences are acute and last from only a few days to a few weeks, others are chronic and can take much longer to resolve themselves. They typically result from sudden trauma or continuous stress on the spine. Whatever the degree, back pain left untreated can lead to more serious conditions. And longterm back pain without any definitive origin can signal an underlying health problem and should be evaluated by a physician.

the morning and evening can help to both prevent back pain as well as relieve it. For safe and effective stretching:

The good news is that prevention is possible with stretching.

• Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 5 to 10 times.

Regularly engaging in low-impact exercises like swimming and walking can strengthen back muscles and increase flexibility. Yoga can be particularly helpful, and stretching in general is highly recommended before physical activity to reduce the risk of injury. Daily stretching for just a few minutes in

Try these exercises designed especially for the back: Lie on your back and pull your knees up to your chest while flexing your head forward so you are in a balled-up position, then release. You can also roll bent knees to one side and hold for a few

• Wear comfortable, loose clothing. • Use a flat, clean surface that provides you with plenty of room to move. • Breathe normally. • Don’t bounce, overextend your range of motion, or pursue difficult positions. • Move slowly, with control.

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seconds and then roll them to the other side, all while keeping your shoulders on the floor. For another stretch, sit down, tuck in your chin, raise your chest and pull together your shoulder blades for five seconds. Remember that while stretching may cause you to feel a little “burn,” it should be pain free. 33

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




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

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


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

Thavma Mediterranean Grill

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

379 E Northfield Rd, Livingston | 973-9924500 41 Freeman St, West Orange | 973-669-6777 This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more.

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

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

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

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








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

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

RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: Reservation required/ suggested LP: Lot parking

SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

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


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

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

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

Mezza prepares authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch. As you walk into our new spacious and attractive dining space, the aroma of fresh spices with a hint of citrus greets you at the door. LUNCH: Everyday 11:30am–3pm DINNER: Sun-Thur 5-9pm, Fri & Sat: 5-10pm

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INCOMING… By Barry Farber


here are great benefits from being aware of the opportunities that lie within difficulties. Anytime we push ourselves into new territories or push our limits both physically and mentally, we will encounter obstacles, no’s, setbacks, and barriers. The real intelligence lies in understanding the incoming data by adjusting, learning and sometimes moving on. Here are a few ways to deal with incoming obstacles effectively: 1. Strong belief system. Do you believe your idea or position has true value? That will go a long way when faced with objections and challenges. I’m approached by companies that want me to place their products and services into national accounts, or inventors that want me to market their inventions or athletes and entertainers that want me to help them breakthrough. If I don’t see a strong value in the offer it becomes very difficult to market. But when the added value is there it gives you the reasons to keep moving forward against the obstacles. Then tenacity and persistence are easier to enforce and have other benefits attached. People see that extra enthusiasm and effort as a positive energy, especially when backed by an attitude that you have faith behind your mission.

2. The counter is where the strategy lives. In martial arts there is a great advantage to not striking first. The greatest fighters can see an attack coming before the movement begins. The ability to step aside or move into the attack allows you to control their energy or use it against them. In business I’ve seen people try to force their ideas or products on to someone first and it can backfire. When people see someone more interested in their own gains than understanding the key needs and goals of the client then more objections surface. By understanding not just your strengths but really tuning into the other persons goals it allows you to reduce the obstacles moving forward. I welcome the objections or adversity. I sometimes let them pass right by or address them head on. In martial arts there is a saying, “what’s hard dies, what is soft lives.” Stay flexible and learn how to blend with your opponent. When change comes your way keep an open mind and look for ways to take advantage of the situation by not being so rigid in your approach. When we get set in our ways that is what seems to get “in the way” of new opportunities.

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3. Constant preparation and action builds confidence and clarity. Massive action combined with deep research on your strategy has a powerful effect. When you study your targets, goals or anything tied into your objectives it gives you a calming feeling and internal confidence that helps you stand strong against any incoming obstacles. The next time you take on a challenge that might seem overwhelming try to seek out people who have the experience to be a mentor. Then read everything you can about the situation. We have at our fingertips a world of resources on the internet from audio, video and reading materials. But just as powerful as the research and preparation can be, nothing takes the place of learning from our actions. The work will teach you how to do it. I can’t say it any simpler. My focus over the years with each project has been this... to learn from my actions and act from my learning. One without the other suffers, but together provide a powerful strategy to deal with any of those incoming obstacles. “We can remove all obstacles through quiet perseverance.” — Chinese Proverb

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

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