On The Spot
What Was Your Favorite TV Show When You Were a Child? By Warren Westura
VOL. 17 NO. 10
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The Partridge Family. I was a David Cassidy fan!
The Brady Bunch. Everybody always seemed so happy!
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—Sharon Iossa, Florham Park
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Hey Arnold! I liked all the different characters and personalities! —Caitlyn Song, Morristown
Pauline Dunberg Amy Schwartz Donna Stanul
Gigantor. I just liked that he was stronger than strong, and saved the world. —Saul Simon, Millburn
—Connie Pizarro, Somerset
I’ll go with The Brady Bunch because it had a great big family just like I grew up in.
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Scooby-Doo, because they were always trying to solve some mystery. I like to try to figure stuff out and guess who did it!
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Facts of Life! The women were just so funny!
Power Rangers. It was a show my brother and I watched every day!
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On the Spot What Was Your Favorite TV Show When You Were a Child?
In the Vicinity News and Happenings In the Area
Calendar of Events
13 Event Highlight—Camuso Holiday Display 19 Event Highlight—Holiday CraftMorristown 20. Event Highlight—Explore Summer Camp Fairs 2019
15 Local Gift Guide Support Local Merchants for Holiday Shopping
26 Catholic School Resource Directory 30 Health, Beauty, Wellness 31 Beyond Cryotherapy Can Help Improve Your Mind and Your Body 32 A Healthy, Winter-Ready Home
34 Restaurant Guide 38 Diamond Minds Don’t Do it Once, Don’t Do it Twice…Do it 1000 Times
In The Vicinity
NCJW/Essex Executive Director Honored at Crown Jewels Gala
he Crown Jewels Gala was held at the Crystal Plaza this November to honor Cathy Silverman, Executive Director of NCJW/Essex. Silverman has sparked the growth of NCJW/Essex with many new and innovative programs and initiatives such as the Back 2 School Store, Chai Circle, the Kids Emergency Closet, the Women’s Seder and the A-List for Advocacy to name just a few. With Silverman at the helm, NCJW/Essex has made a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout Essex County and New Jersey.
Standing with Cathy Silverman are (l–r): Susan Gallinson, Gala co-chair, Lesley Greenstein, NCJW/ Essex President, Karen Cherins and Penny Sherry, Gala co-chairs
Silverman, a lifetime member of NCJW, commented, “For 20 years as a volunteer and then 18 years as Executive Director, one thing has never changed in the way I feel about NCJW/Essex – there is no other organization more special than this one. Every day I look forward to my job and the work we do which enables me to experience the pure joy of the women, children and families whose lives we improve with our services.” NCJW/Essex has been an advocate for social change in Essex County for over 100 years. Nearly 300 benefactors, volunteers, friends, family and staff were proud to pay tribute to Silverman at the Crown Jewels Gala.
Summit Area YMCA Raises Funds for Programs
his November, over 300 attendees gathered at the Hilton Short Hills for the Summit Area YMCA’s 1886 Society Dinner and annual Laugh Out Loud Charity Auction and Comedy Night (LOL) fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed a night of laughter and drinks, all in support of the Summit Area YMCA’s various programs. The event began with the Annual 1886 Society Dinner to honor the Y’s leadership donors. The evening also included comedy sets from Veronica Mosey and Sergio Chicon as well as a live silent auction. Overall, the event raised over $160,000 from corporate sponsorships, donations, ticket sales and auction purchases. The funds raised will support Summit Area YMCA a number of programs at the Summit Area YMCA, including special needs programs, college and career mentoring for high school students, childcare 67 Maple Street, Summit | 908-273-3330 financial assistance and memberships for military families. www.thesay.org
The Toy Professor Shares Toys with Those in Need
elebrate the spirit of the holiday season by helping The Toy Professor of Summit give to those in need. During the month of December, the neighborhood toy store will be collecting new toys to donate to Toys for Tots, and the toy store will add an additional 30% worth of toys to the collection. The Toy Professor has been providing incredible toys and service to customers since opening in Summit in 2003. Children are encouraged to play, learn and explore with demonstration toys in their large play area. The store’s unique inventory is hand picked and filled with best-selling toys.
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School Awarded as a Future Ready Certified School
he School of Saint Elizabeth has been awarded Future Ready Schools - NJ Bronze Level Certification. The award was officially accepted this October at the Future Ready NJ Awards Ceremony in Atlantic City by school Principal Dawn Paskalides, and the Future Ready Team Leaders Laura Capobianco and Breanna Willard.
Celebrate Christmas with Great Swamp
or generations, families have made visiting the Great Swamp Greenhouses in Gillette a Christmas tradition. Christmas trees, holiday decorations, gift items, houseplants and of course poinsettias mean Great Swamp has all you need to bring Christmas to life!
Future Ready Schools - New Jersey is a coalition of the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research, the New Jersey School Boards Association, and the New Jersey Department of Education. The school certification program is designed to support the organization of schools’ and districts’ efforts through the national Future Ready Framework and New Jersey’s aligned resources to best prepare their students for success in the digital age.
The garden center grows 20,000 poinsettias on site in many colors, ranging from a 5 inch pot to a 12 inch pot–so large you can’t even wrap your arms around it. There are 3,700 premium quality Christmas trees, up to 16 feet, in a wide variety including Fraser, Douglas, Concolor, Balsam and Silver Fir Balsam. Other live Christmas items available are cyclamen, Christmas cactus, boxwood trees, roping and premium wreaths, either plain or custom decorated.
FRS-NJ certification recognizes a school’s commitment to 21st Century skills that integrate standards-based content with elements of deeper learning, such as critical thinking, creativity, innovation, self-direction, technology integration and opportunities for authentic learning in the context of today’s society.
The Christmas showroom is filled with ornaments, lights, nutcrackers, gingerbread houses, tree toppers, stocking stuffers and other unique gifts for the holiday season. In addition, Beneduce Vineyards, with its award-winning wines, has a wine outlet at Great Swamp Greenhouses so you can do one stop shopping!
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Best of Essex 2018 Winners! The following local establishments won medals in the Suburban Essex Best of Essex 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations! Gold Medal for Best Architect Studio 1200 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills
Silver Medal for Best Painter Wilber’s Painting Millburn Avenue, Maplewood
Gold Medal for Best Audiologist Kubick & Kubick Hearing Aid Center Millburn Avenue, Millburn
Silver Medal for Best Store Front Shala’s Millburn Avenue, Millburn
Gold Medal for Best Children and Tween Fashion MOD Studio Village Plaza, South Orange Gold Medal for Best Home Furnishings Shala’s Millburn Avenue, Millburn Gold Medal for Best Ophthalmologist Northern NJ Eye Institute Second Street, South Orange
2018 Silver Winner
Bronze Medal for Best Bakery The Able Baker Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood Bronze Medal for Best Children and Tween Fashion Highline Fashion Millburn Avenue, Millburn
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Bronze Medal for Best Craft Beer Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant South Orange Avenue, South Orange Bronze Medal for Best Women’s Fashion Highline Fashion Millburn Avenue, Millburn MyVicinityMagazine.com 7
Ongoing Exhibits Dinosaur Den Exhibit Find out what New Jersey looked like 65 million years ago and learn about the lives of dinosaurs. Here, visitors can touch a real dinosaur egg, follow dinosaur tracks, make a dinosaur track rubbing, and hear the simulated sound of a honking Hadrosaur. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit Kids will be thrilled to visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital and work with Doc, Chilly, and other characters from the TV show in this new LSC exhibit. They’ll help care for patients in the operating room, nursery, emergency room, and pet vet clinic while learning about the importance of caring for themselves and others. They’ll even learn about making good choices to stay healthy this winter and beyond. 9am-4pm through Jan. 27, daily. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Liberty State Park,Jersey City. 201-200-1000. www.LSC.org
Model Trains & Railroads Train enthusiasts of all ages can experience the romance of the rails in the Morris Museum’s Model Railroad Gallery. Visitors will be introduced to the state-of-the-art model train exhibition, which features three separate tracks. The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity. Bright ‘neon’ (L.E.D.) billboards and shop signs lend a contemporary touch to the landscape. Through February and the third weekend of each month, the Museum opens its Mega Model Train Display. 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. www.morrismuseum.org
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Art League’s 30th Anniversary Exhibit This event celebrates the Art League’s 30th anniversary with music and refreshments. Winter, friends & family show, reception and boutique. Betsy Mirabelli, Chatham artist, will be featured as a solo artist in the Lundt-Glover Gallery. Free. Art is for sale. Runs through March. 973-635-4600. Chatham Twp. Minicipal Building, 58 Myersville Rd., Chatham.
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This exciting interactive exhibit about renewable energy creates awareness about the benefits of advanced energy technologies and demystifies the science behind generating electricity. Students can discover how electrical generators work, test a wind turbine and operate a solar panel. The exhibit fosters understanding of the alternative energy sources available for future generations and inspires students to pursue scientific careers. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org
Ben Jones: Envision Empower Embrace Ben Jones’s mural Envision Empower Embrace is based on selected imagery from his recent paintings which address events related to social justice, climate change, and environmental disasters. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-746-5555. www.montclairartmuseum.org
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Throughout December “Holiday Inn” Musical Production
This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.” Runs throughout December. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343. www.papermill.org
Art Exhibition John Morton, noted composer, instrument builder, and sound artist, brings his sonic ingenuity to the Morris Museum with “Sound Garden” Interactive Installations. Runs through February 24. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700. www.morrismuseum.org
Women’s Workshops December programs are: Using Mediation Instead of Litigation to Proceed with Divorce and Nurturing Your Brain. January programs are: Discover What Mindfulness Is and How it Can Improve Your Life; and Seasonal Eating: Preparing Your Mind and Body for the Winter. Please call for dates and times. Free for NCJW members. Non-members is $7 per workshop. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Computer Classes Computer training is available to all women at all levels. December classes are: Intro to WORD and Outlook. Please call for dates, fee and times. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Career Services This on-going program is a service of our vocational counseling, which holds one-on-one meetings and group workshops designed to help women enter the job market, return to the workplace, or make a career change. Services include goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Clients may also visit the Career Closet to be outfitted with work appropriate clothing. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
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Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular
2980 Rt. 10 W, Morris Plains, NJ All camp fairs will run from 12 noon - 3pm (4 miles west of 287) • 973-267-0964 Visit www.pelicanshops.com for discount coupons. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm • Sat 9am-6pm Sun 10am-5pm
41st Festival of Trees Get into the holiday spirit and visit the Festival of Trees, an indoor exhibit of decorated trees by various community groups and individuals. Enjoy live holiday music on select Saturdays and Sundays. Snowflake Café on all Saturdays and Sundays. Open 9am–4pm. Runs through Dec. 28. Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge. 908 722-1200 ext. 55002.
NJ families have another reason to love Turtle Back Zoo: a free evening holiday light show. More than 50 animal-shaped displays will illuminate the zoo, with several animal exhibits remaining open. Bring non-perishable foods, new/gently used winter coats, and unwrapped toys for donation. Free nightly 5-9pm except December 24 & 25. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-580. www.turtlebackzoo.com
Art Exhibit The mixed media artwork of New Providence resident Marie Burns will be on exhibit. The works to be displayed are three dimensional amalgams of photography and acrylic painting which the artist refers to as “Outside the Box.” Runs through December. The Donald B. Palmer Museum and the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com
CAMP FAIRS COMING TO SAVE DATEFREE ADMISSION! Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 Sunday, January 15, THE 2017 ESSEX COUNTY Quaker Bridge Mall,Hotel, Lawrenceville 2018 2019 The Grand Summit Summit Parents: RSVP online SATURDAY, JANJan 26th, Sunday, 20,12-3pm 2019 atandnjcampfairs.com kids get a free Saturday, January 21, 2017 gift at the camp fair! Parsippany PALS,Mall Parsippany Livingston Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrencevillee All camp fairs will run from 12 noon - 3pm
Saturday, Jan28,26, 2019 Saturday, January 2017 SUNDAY, JAN 27th, 12-3pm Livingston Mall, Livingston
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SAT., JAN 26th 12-3pm Saturday, 19, Sunday, January 15, 20172019 Montclair ArtJan Museum Menlo Park Mall, Edison Jan 19: Quaker Bridge Mall FREE ADMISSION!
Sunday, January 15, Lawrenceville 2017 Quaker Bridge Mall, The Grand Summit Hotel, SummitJan 20: Parsippany PAL Livingston Mall Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 The Grand Summit Hotel, Summit allJanuary welcome! Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 Parents: 26: RSVP Livingstononline Mall 21, 2017 ForSaturday, additional Camp Fair information inJanBridgewater, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Parsippany PALS, Parsippany Saturday, January 21, 2017 at njcampfairs.com Jan 27: MAM (montclair art Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville e Sun., Feb 10th 12-3pm Paramus, Parsippany, and Livingston, visit ourmuseum) website: and kids get a free Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 Meet camp directors from all kinds ofgift The Grand Summit Hotel Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the camp fair! Village of Ridgewood Feb 2: Livingston Mall, Livingston Saturday, Feb28, 2,2017 2019 Saturday, January (Summit) summer camps and programs.... you’ll Feb 3: iPlay America Menlo Park Mall, Edison Sunday, Jan 2019 NJ Ctr) Camp Fairs Village ofdifferent Ridgewood, Ridgewood (Community Menlo ParkCamp Mall, Edison Feb Bridgewater, 10: Grand Summit Hotel For additional Fair information in meet camps at27, each fair. Montclair Art Museum, Montclair 2019 schedule: ALL WELCOME!
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Paramus, Parsippany, Livingston, visit our website: For additional Camp and Fair information in Bridgewater, Jan 19: Quaker Bridge Mall www.njcampfairs.com Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 Paramus, Parsippany, and Livingston, visit our website: Jan 20: Parsippany PAL Meet camp directors from all kinds of Village ofGrand Ridgewood, Ridgewood (Community Ctr) for more details Jan 26: Livingston Mall TheAll Summit Hotel, Summit summer camps and programs.... you’ll camp fairs will run from Noon to 3:00pm. Jan 27: MAM (montclair art Sunday, 10, meet different campsFeb at each fair. 2019 museum) All camp will run fromSummit Noon to 3:00pm. The Grandfairs Summit Hotel, Feb 2: Village of Ridgewood Feb 3: iPlay America Feb 10: Grand Summit Hotel
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Holiday At Essex County Kip’s Castle Visit Kip’s Castle during the holiday for a self-guided tour of the first floor and experience the holidays circa 1928. Wednesday to Sunday through Dec. 30. Noon-4pm. Holiday Candlelight Tours Thurs-Sats through Dec. 29. 7pm. Advanced registration is required. Not all areas of the castle are handicap accessible. Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Rd., Montclair. 973-433-7469.
Saturday, December 1 11th Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser Tis the season to be grateful. Country Mile Gardens wants to invite you to help give back to the communities this holiday season. For every tree cut over 5’ that is sold, $10 is donated to the Kevin J. Hannaford Sr. Foundation, Inc. which will contribute to the education needs of bereaved children. Also December 2. Country Mile Gardens, 108 Kemble Ave., Morristown. www.kevinhannaford.org
Holiday Craft Show and The Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit Holiday shopping is easy at the 8th annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, held at the beautiful Frelinghuysen Arboretum. You’ll find local crafters offering great hand-made only, affordable gifts, perfect for that special person on your list. Different crafters each weekend. Dec. 1 & 2 also Dec. 8 & 9, 10am-4:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave., Morristown. www.arboretumfriends.org
Holidays with Summit Chorale In addition to some of your favorite Christmas standards, come and enjoy a diverse program selected from the rich legacy of traditional Russian, Spanish, English, and American seasonal choral music. The holiday concerts have become an annual opportunity to share in community and celebration for many families, and they hope to welcome you for this special event! 7:30pm. Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave., Short Hills. www.SummitChorale.org
Annie Musical Production Gingerbread House Workshop Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy of Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Also have a visit with Santa. Pre-registration is required. Children under 5 free. Members free. 1-3pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, 3055 River Rd., River Rd., Bedminster. Register on-line at www.jvanderveerhouse.org or call 908-396-6053.
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Featuring some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. Runs through December 9. Call box office for dates and times. Centenary Stage, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979–0900. www.centenarystageco.org
Sondheim on Sondheim Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words...and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of the famed composer. Featuring two-dozen carefully chosen songs. Also December 2. Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973-996-8484 for tickets or visit www.4thwalltheatre.org
LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) An on-going 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. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.centerforwomenNJ.org
Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances One of many events sponsored by the Folk Project, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. Dances are held on the first and third Saturday of the month. All dances feature a caller and live band. No partner or experience necessary. Beginners workshop at 7:30pm. Listeners welcome; admission applies. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org
20th Annual Holiday Festival Children will enjoy hayrides through the woods to see Santa at his house (weather permitting). Santa’s Workshop will be open for games, craft projects, food, and more. Pony rides will be available at various times throughout the Festival. Adults will enjoy exploring the offerings at the annual Silent Auction, which benefits the Lord Stirling School Horse Retirement Fund, another FLSS initiative. Themed gift baskets, specialty items, and gift certificates for local businesses will vie for bidders’ attention. The FLSS gift shop will offer unique items for purchase. 10am3pm. Also Dec. 2. Horse shows begin at 9am. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org
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Over 100 “Department 56” buildings, cars, figures and a train running through the village. Presented by the Chatham Emergency Squad. A donation of a small toy or toiletry would be appreciated and will be donated to local charities. The CES Building, Chatham Borough, 31 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Visit web or call www.chathamemergencysquad.org for open house dates.
Holiday Festival Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund. Fees vary; admission, parking, hayrides & pony rides are free. Also Dec. 2. 10am–3pm. Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge. 908722-1200 ext. 5010.
Frozen Fun Night Want to build a snowman (out of ice cream) and meet Elsa? Join the Naturalist staff for a fun evening, learning about snow and what all the animals are doing during winter! 6-8pm. Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills. 973-376-3587.
Meditation Class Jean Leigh, a practiced meditation teacher, will present a guided meditation class with the focus being the concepts of winter, the fading sunlight, the shortening of days and hard winter. Participants will reflect upon the joy of giving of ourselves, and gaining and storing energy for the new year. 10am. Pre-registration is requested. You may sign up online or call the library. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Holly Day Six Morris County historic sites fling open their doors for Holly Day. Visit Macculloch Hall, Acorn Hall, the Stickley Log House, the Ford Mansion, the Schuyler-Hamilton House and the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Each site will be authentically decorated for the season and will offer special programming just for Holly Day visitors, including musical performances, exhibits, refreshments and more. Children 12 and under are free. 10am-4pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. 973-631-5151.
Mosaic Dances To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Mosaic Dance Theater Company (MDTC), in association with Mount St. Dominic Academy, presents two performances of original dance works from the repertory, highlighting the diverse dance styles and folklore of the Mediterranean countries of North Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe. 4 & 8pm. Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center at Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. 800-8383006. For additional information, visit www.MosaicDanceTheaterCo.org
Jazz Mondays! Love big band music? Stop by and listen to some great tunes, played by Glenn Franke and his very talented 16 piece Jazz Band. 8-10pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com (continued on page 12)
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45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair Featuring 75 tables of all handmade crafts. A large selection of home and personalized items, toys, jewelry, baked goods. A wide variety of items suitable for holiday shoppers. Free Admission. 10am-4pm. Holy Family Church, Briarwood Rd., Florham. Park. 973-377-3898.
Siblings Class at Saint Barnabas
Community Nativity Exhibit Join the greater Morristown community for its 7th annual Community Nativity Exhibit. View over 300 nativities from over 50 countries. Watch live reenactments of the nativity. Listen to local musicians perform Christmas music. Take a selfie in front of the old Bethlehem backdrop. Also Dec. 2. Noon-7pm. Community Nativity Exhibit, 283 James St., Morristown. www.communitynativityexhibit.org
Winter on the Home Front: A Civil War Christmas
Bickford Film Series
Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations, and after the baby arrives, much of the family’s attention involves meeting the newborn’s basic needs. All of this attention and change can be hard for older siblings to handle. To help with the transition, The Women’s Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers a fun and informative Siblings Class designed for the whole family. Offered once each month. 9-10:30am. Call 973-322-5360 for registration info. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Classroom C, Ground Floor, Livingston.
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
Visit the winter encampment of the 2nd NJ Brigade as soldiers prepare for a holiday away from home. Learn about 19th century home life, and make a craft to take home. Enjoy a Civil War Era Officer’s Ball complete with period music, Union officers dressed in their best uniforms, and women in their finest ball gowns. Noon-5pm. Also Dec. 2, Noon-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown. 973-285-6550.
This heartwarming tradition will feature members of Calvary Chorale singing traditional Advent Carols from around the world interspersed with seasonal scripture readings and Advent hymns sung by the congregation. The Chorale will be accompanied by hurdy-gurdy and percussion. Free will offering. All welcome. 5 pm. Calvary Church Summit, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. 908-277-1814. www.calvarysummit.org
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Featuring artists, crafters, collectors, photographers, jewelers, and makers of general wonderment. 10am4pm. The Woodland, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. 973-843-7157.
Monday, December 3 Hanukkah Celebration The Township of Parsippany and the Jewish Community of Morristown invite you to celebrate Hanukkah and the Lighting of the Menorah. 7-9pm. Hosted by Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, 1001 Parsippany Blvd., Parsippany.
A free 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 groups 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. Pre-registration is required for this free group. Every other Monday, 7-8:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5509.
Join Mrs. Wheeless for harvest tales, tunes, and square dancing. 2-3pm. Registration requested. Grades K-5. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350. www.summitlibrary.org
6th Annual Holiday Bizarre
A variety of curated film series which will inspire, inform, elevate, enlighten and captivate you. “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is an amazing documentary about a group of Jewish immigrant songwriters who, essentially, wrote the soundtrack to Christmas, from “Rudolf” to “Winter Wonderland.” Before and after the film, the baby-grand reproducing piano will be fired up to perform renditions of these seasonal delights. Sing along, if the spirit moves you! 3pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org/film
Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children
An exercise and educational program for seniors designed to prevent and slow the development of osteoporosis. The program is led by trained Peer Leaders. You will be given a registration form. This form needs to be signed by your physician in order to actively participate in the program. 10am-11am. Bauer Community Center, 100 Main St., Short Hills. 973-564-7000.
Holiday Concert The perfect way for you and your family to welcome the holiday season. Listen to Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and other beautiful Christmas carols ending with selections from Handel’s Messiah. 5:30pm. Chatham United Methodist Church, 460 Main St., Chatham. www.chathamumc.com
Caregiver Support Group for Spouses Get ready for an unsilent night, err, day at the Museum with holiday music-inspired activities, performances, and art from the Museum’s collection–from the elegant Victorian decorations in the Ballantine House to musical traditions from Asia, Africa and the Americas. Noon-5pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org
A support group for caregivers will be led by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and InfoCare Manager Kathy Larkin. The groups will cover topics such as coping with caregiver emotions and managing stress, navigating care options, and defining our roles as caregivers. Pre-registration is required for this free group. Every other Monday, 2–3:30pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5509. (continued on page 14)
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HOLIDAY DISPLAY The Camuso Holiday Display will kick off this year with a lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 1 at 7pm. The child-friendly event will include a trackless train ride and a Character visitor appearance for children to take photos with. The Camuso Committee has many special events planned during the month. On Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30pm, there will be a Chanukah Menorah Lighting. Returning this year on December 8 are the Clydesdale horses and carriage rides for the entire family. A petting zoo and pony rides will add to the festivities on the Oval. On December 15, The Livingston Fire Department & Livingston First Aid Squad will sponsor kids’ activities and Santa on a Firetruck. For many decades prior to his passing, Ernie Camuso of Burnet Hill Road in Livingston designed and built one of the most elaborate Christmas Displays New Jersey has ever seen. When the family could no longer display these at their home, they
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turned to the Township of Livingston and the entire collection was donated to a volunteer group known as the Camuso Committee. The elaborate display at the Livingston Oval has drawn thousands and thousands of people over the years.
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Come in for free assistance with Nooks, Kindles, Androids, iPads, and iPhone. Learn how to borrow free eBooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music, and more with your Springfield card. Sessions run from 7-8:30pm each Monday–no appointment necessary. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Get all of your questions answered including: different plan options, when and how to make changes and how to choose the right prescription. It is important to evaluate your needs for the upcoming year during the annual enrollment period. This program will explain the changes and what you need to know. The speaker will be a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor from Union County. This program is free and open to all. 12:30– 1:30 pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. 908-598-5548. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunchtime Film Series Presenting Muscle Shoals (2013). 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Tuesday, December 4 3rd Night of Chanukah Dinner Party
“Special Celebratory Meeting” This will be the Summit Old Guard’s 4,000th meeting since starting in 1930. The hospitality committee will augment the usual coffee with extra goodies. The special program will be a review of their history, some perspectives on where they are now, and general celebration of our success as a vibrant fraternal organization. Stick around for a group photo. As always, bring a friend. New Providence NJ Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. www.summitoldguard.org
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Bring your own Menorah and join the celebration, with yummy holiday food, a family celebration with a performance by the B’nai Shalom Religious School students, dreidels, songs and fun. 6-8pm. B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. RSVP online at bnaishalom.net/events or call 973-731-0160.
Blues Tuesdays Andy Lacklow’s Blues Jam, plays it the way you like it. 8-11pm. SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com
Nine out of 10 people who have prediabetes do not know they have it. Research shows this CDC-approved program can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Through weekly sessions with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, participants will get help to lose weight, eat healthy, be more physically active and manage stress. 1011am. Free; registration required. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Conference Room B. Livingston. 1-888-724-7123 or www.rwjbh.org/sbmcevents
Family STEAM Club: Coding Basics Celebrate week of code by learning low tech and higher tech forms of coding. 7-8pm. Registration requested. Grades K-5. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350. www.summitlibrary.org
Wednesday, December 5 Baby Rembrandts Class This program will introduce colors, textures and art in a fun, hands-on environment. Please be advised that the painting materials are edible to enhance the experience and will include pudding, baby food, pasta, fruits yogurt and dyes (Kool-Aid, food coloring) and are not advised for children with food allergies or concerns. Smocks suggested. Babies 10 months to two years. 10:30am. Registration required. Springfield Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930 ext. 232. www.sfplnj.org
Gen Y and Others Networking Group 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, at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Strickly Business Breakfast 2018 Join the Jewish Vocational Service at the inaugural Strictly Business Breakfast for area business owners and leaders. The featured guest speaker will be The Honorable Steve Sweeney, President of the New Jersey Senate. The event will also honor Village Supermarket, Inc. as JVS Business Leader of the Year. 8-10am. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. 973-731-4300. www.mayfairfarms.com (continued on page 16)
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Computer Training The Library will offer free computer lessons on Thursday mornings, by appointment. Sign up for an individual half-hour lesson on basic computer skills. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. Sign up at 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
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First Thursday: Comedy Night Everybody enjoys a good laugh every now and then. Every first Thursday of the month, the comedians get the floor. 8-10pm. SuzyQues BBQ and Bar, 34 South Valley Rd., West Orange. 973-736-7899. www.suzyques.com
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holidays and what they represent at their core. Runs through December 30. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-4085600. www.shakespearenj.org
Morristown International Folk Dancers Beginners and newcomers welcome. No partners needed. Every Wednesday evening. 7:3011pm. Mountain Lakes Community Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes. 973-228-5966. www.njfolkdance.tripod.com
Thursday, December 6 Holiday Sip & Shop
Spend an evening taking a guided tour during the holidays at Essex County Kip’s Castle. Admission includes coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Tour starts at 7pm. 973-433-7469. Tickets must be purchased in advance by going to www.essexcountyparks.org.
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Broadway Night Broadway Show and Open Mic Holiday Party with sing-a-long from your favorite Holiday Shows. This is going to be a fun evening for performers and members of the audience. Come for appetizers, dinner, a drink or dessert and enjoy the music or join in. 7-10pm. Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. 973-744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com
Jewish folktales, songs, and a Hanukkah craft. 4-5pm. Ages K-5. Registration requested. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350. www.summitlibrary.org
Stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish. Dropin. 10-11am. Ages 2-K. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350. www.summitlibrary.org
B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique is hosting a Holiday sip & shop event. Gift baskets, raffle, snacks and refreshments. 11am-8pm. B. Savvy Consignment & Accessory Boutique, 176 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. 973-226-8800. www.bsavvyboutique.com
The free show features special guests, models and performers each day, including “Trail Boss” Jeff Lenosky, a mountain biking legend who will demonstrate high-flying stunts for attendees to enjoy and photograph. Lenosky will also lead a seminar on how to create the captivating GoPro action videos that have made him famous. Professional photographer Rick Gerrity will lead a demonstration on how to capture a glimpse into this colorful world. Food trucks, raffles and giveaways round out the festivities. Attendees have the exclusive opportunity to experience and purchase the latest products at the lowest prices of the year. Also Dec. 8, 10am-6pm. Dec. 9, 10am-5pm. Unique Photo,123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield. 73-377-2007. www.uniquephoto.com/njcamerashow
The Really Good Book Discussion Group will discuss The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard. 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet Get into the holiday spirit with everyone’s favorite Peanuts music! Part of the Music@MUMC Music At Noon lunchtime concert series. Free. 12:15pm. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
This three-day, curated shopping event offers creative gift shoppers and design lovers the rare opportunity to meet one hundred and sixty-five visionary American makers, artists and craftspeople and purchase their latest works including: limited edition jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture; home décor; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors should make sure to bring their sweet tooth and plan to visit the gourmet specialty food boutique to fully experience hand-crafted delights. 4-8pm. Dec. 8, 10am6pm. Dec. 9, 10am-5pm. The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 845-331-7900.
Pajama Neshama Bring your pre-school children in their PJs for an age-appropriate Shabbot Service, singing, craft and a bed time story-all concluding with a light, child-friendly Shabbot dinner. 5:30-6:30pm. First Friday of every month. Adath Shalom Synagogue, 841 Mountain Way, Morris Plains. 973-593-8549. RSVP email@example.com
Latin Dance Party DJ, dancing, and featured cocktails followed by an eclectic DJ mix until closing. No cover, full bar & food menu available. 8-11pm. Doors open at 5pm. The Dome Lounge at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com
Chorus Song Night at The Minstrel Come sing along with song leaders Ken Schatz, Carrie Cantor, Jerry Krantman, and Mike Agranoff. 7:3010:30pm. Children 12 and under, free. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. www.folkproject.org
Saturday, December 8 A Folk Project Special Concert
On two nights only, explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley’s own ideas about the season. Join in for these special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. Reserve your spot by buying your tickets today. Dec. 7 & 8 at 5:30pm. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 NJ-10, Morris Plains 973-540-0311. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. Warrior at The Connection Debut and a meet and greet with American Ninja Warrior Jr. Competitor Will Arnstein. Come to the open training session to learn and work on specific skills and challenges and tackle the entire course. Donation to benefit The Connection’s Community Service and Scholarship Fund. 6:30-8pm. Ages 6+, open to Connection members and nonmembers. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.
Tony Trischka presents “Of A Winter’s Night.” 7:30-10:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For tickets and info, call 908-591-6491. www.folkproject.org
Holiday Book Sale The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Holiday Book Sale for one day only. Browse the wonderful selection of holiday books, children’s hardcover picture books, cookbooks, and gift books. 11am4pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
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Winter Storytime Are you excited for the winter? Join in for a winter-themed storytime, and make some winter themed crafts to take home. 11am-12pm. Ages 2-K. Registration requested. Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-0350. www.summitlibrary.org
A Charlie Brown Christmas
“Late Nite Catechism” Production
Chuckle Patch Comedy Show
Miss your school days? Let yourself be taken back with “Late Nite Catechism.” The one-woman, interactive, off-Broadway production, performed to uproarious audiences since its debut in 1993, will be welcoming ‘pupils’ for the entertaining evening. Dinner will be served at 6pm in the cafeteria and showtime is at 7pm with 15-minute Intermission “Bake Sale.” Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Ave., Caldwell. www.msda. booktix.com for tickets and more information.23e
Molly Reisner is on the mic for a fresh session of 99% Hanukkah jokes. MOTH story slam winner Boo Trundle will be sharing her LOL-y storytelling genius. From NYC, Adira Amram was nabbed for catchy funny songs and Ophira Eisenberg for major laughs. 8pm. The Burgdorff, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. maplewoodartistcollective.com/chucklepatch/tickets
Holiday Celebration at the Gazebo
Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas in this popular award winning classic. The heart-warming animated special, that has delighted families every holiday season, now comes to life on stage. So come join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang and learn what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Also December 9, 15, 16. 1:30-2:30pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Studio Players, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. Tickets can be ordered at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling box office at 973-744-9752.
Cyrille Aimee Concert Announcing the annual holiday concert and Vodka & Latkes, featuring the return of that great jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimée. Immediately following Aimée’s performance, the Arboretum will offer a tasting of iced cold vodka and a sampling of a holiday indulgence, potato latkes–a truly festive treat that will be sure to keep the most diehard Scrooge’s spirits bright. 7pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787 ext. 1717. www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
Winter Festival Of Shows Grab your family, friends and neighbors and head over to the annual Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration at the Gazebo. Enjoy live holiday music, crafts, stories, and a visit from Santa Claus and friends. Just before dark, the menorah and the holiday tree will be lit with Mayor De Luca and guests. 3-4:30pm. Gazebo on Springfield Ave., Maplewood. www.springfieldavenue.com/events
Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop presents the annual Winter Festival of Shows. This year’s festival will feature Godspell, Christmas is Comin’ Uptown and The Wiz. Runs through December 16. Centenary Stage Company, Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, Call or visit web for dates and times. 908-979-0900. www.centenarystageco.org
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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Perform Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band brings to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. Opener Leslie Mendelson. 10:30pm. First Congregational Church, 40 So. Fullerton, Montclair. www.outpostintheburbs.org
Volunteer Work Day Help maintain and improve the 73-acre Conservation Management Area. Tasks will include trail maintenance, fence repair and invasive plant removal. Lighter tasks will also be available. Coffee and donuts provided. Community service hours can be earned for your school. GSWA Conservation Management Area, 83 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding Township. Registration required. 973-538-3500. www.GreatSwamp.org
Sunday December 9 Film Viewing Experience the New York City Ballet’s stunning performance in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Filmed at Lincoln Center, the troupe brings to life Tchaikovsky’s musical setting of this Christmas. 2:30pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
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Plenty of fresh merchandise to pick from! Come early to shop for gift-giving or yourself, then stay for a wonderful jazz concert in the Library Rotunda by NJ’s own Carrie Jackson. The sale runs from 1-4pm. Cash or credit cards accepted and all proceeds directly benefit the library. Friends of Summit Library, 75 Maple St., Summit. www.summitfriendsofthelibrary.wildapricot.org
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. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 10:30am-Noon.The Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. Phone: 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org
Monday, December 10 Winter Concert Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of the Arts will present the 14th annual FDU Winter Festival Concert. The program will include a wide variety of classical, popular, and seasonal music. Performers include the FDU Band, the FDU Chorus, the FDU Chamber Choir. 7:30pm. Dreyfuss Theater on the FDU Campus, 285 Madison Ave., Madison. 201-6922000. www.fdu.edu
Holiday Craft Class Make a holiday table decoration in a class taught by a CHS student working to achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award. Please contact the Center for details and to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 3:15-4:15pm. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org
Tuesday, December 11 Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She went from a girl who grew up in Alaska with no running water, to a homeless teenager in San Diego, to an award winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all times. 8pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. 973-783-9500. www.wellmonttheater.com
Nutrition Series: Healthy Holidays Learn how to prepare healthier meals for the holidays. Presented by Tory Stroker, Dietician, Shop Rite of Chatham. Please contact the Center to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 12:30pm. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org (continued on page 20)
Explore Summer Camp Fairs 2019 For 2019, NJ Camp Fairs, along with the American Camp Association, will have an exciting lineup of summer camp fairs for NJ families. Seven camp fairs to be held during four fabulous weekends. This is a great time to seek summer camps and programs for your child, whether it be a sleep away camp, traditional day camp, or specialty camp such as sports, adventure, travel, community service, academic, art, robotics, gymnastics, precollege, performing arts, foreign language, nature, special needs, and more. Will it be a full summer away in the woods, a month traveling, a 4- or a 2- week camp, a broad one or a specialized one focusing on learning a new skill? Many ACA accredited camps will be present. Parents can have in-depth conversations about the programs and facilities, pick up information, watch videos, and find out which camps make a good fit for your child. Different camps will be represented at each fair. This is a free educational resource, guaranteed to give you face to face meetings with a diverse set of camps from various locations all under one roof. For children in PreK-through high school.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor Herb Waddell, Old Guard Member, will reminisce about his personal memories of life in America in 1941, recalling the terrible shock our nation suffered from the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The causes and results of the attack will be discussed, illustrating how Pearl Harbor was truly a watershed event in our history. Vistors are welcome. 10-11:30am. New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave., New Providence, www.summitoldguard.org
The Chatham Borough Menorah Lighting All residents and business people are invited to join the Mayor and local town officials in the lighting of the menorah. 6pm. The Gazebo Firehouse Plaza, Fairmount Ave., Chatham. Refreshments following the lighting will be served in the Gazebo.
Wednesday, December 12 Exhibition on Screen Degas: Passion for Perfection. Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. 7:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morrismuseum.org/film
Intergenerational Buddy Program Older adults are paired with Chatham High School Key Club members to participate in activities of shared interest. Contact the Center to learn more and to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 3:15-4:15pm. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org
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For assistance with your smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc. Call the Center at 973-635-4565 to schedule a one-on-one appointmentwith a Chatham High School student volunteer. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. 3:15–4:15pm. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd. Chatham. www.chathamseniorcenter.org
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Gabriel Schaff and Lisa Steinberg present lively violin duos. Free. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. 12:15pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
This event is free and open to Maplewood residents, 18 years of age and older. walk-in are welcome but registration is recommended. Alternatively there are adult health clinics also offered on different dates and times throughout the year at the municipal library locations. 10am-Noon. Refer to flyer on web for more details or call the Maplewood Health Department, 973-762-8120. Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Small Conference Room, Maplewood.
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Thursday, December13 Violins in Conversation
The Fall International Film Festival concludes with the screening of “The Other Side of Hope” (2017). A poker-playing restauranteur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. In Finnish with English subtitles. 1 & 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Italian Conversation Group Luciana Santoriello and other fluent speakers will moderate Italian discussion groups. 1pm or December 18, 7:15pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.chathamlibrary.org
Spinning the most funky, far out dance hits of the 70s! Followed by an ecletic DJ mix until closing. Themed cocktails & bar menu. No cover charge. Doors open at 5:30pm. The Dome Lounge at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com
A Holiday Under the Stars A sophisticated, historical, look at the different perspectives of the night sky from cultures throughout the world. Geared for adults. 7pm. Also Dec. 15 5pm. Longo Planetarium, 214 Center Grove Rd.,Randolph. 973-328-5000. www.ccm.edu/planetarium/public-shows
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Saturday, December 15 Handel’s Messiah Concert
The Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra return to the stage to perform Handel’s Messiah. Featuring world class soloists, Kendra Colton, Soprano; Emily Marvosh, Alto; Terrence Chin-loy, Tenor; and Malcolm Merriweather, Baritone. 8pm. Dorothy Young Performing Art Center, Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. www.masterwork.org
Digital Photography Workshop 4 – Digital Editing 1 The workshop will cover the basic RAW conversion software and essential Photoshop tools, such as levels, curves, the crop tool, and the clone stamp. The workshop will address how to clean up an image, simplifying the image and removing distractions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images on flash-drives for editing demonstrations. 1-3:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. Please call 908-396-6386 to register.
Wintertime Traditions, Stories & Craft
4th Annual Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend
Community Messiah Sing
Take a break from the holiday rush and join in for a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds. Discover who is in the forest as you look for signs of our woodland animal friends. Then warm up in the historic Stone House with a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace. Also December 16. Hike times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm.The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills. www.hartshornarboretum.org
All are invited to join the Calvary Church Choir and Summit Chorale in a community sing-a-long of Handel’s most beloved Christmas choruses. The Summit Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Choirs. Bring your score if you have one. A limited number are available on the day. Not a singer? Attend and enjoy this beautiful seasonal program! Free to all. 4 pm. Calvary Church Summit, 31 Woodland Ave., Summit. 908-277-1814. www.calvarysummit.org.
Nature Infused Yoga: Winter Series
Memorabilia Appraisal Day
Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.) This class will be held weekly from through 2/9/2019; there will be no class 12/29/2018. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-396-7409. www.njaudubon.org
John Brigandi of Brigandi Coins and Collectibles will appraise items and collectibles from visitors. Limited to three items per person. Free with admission to the Museum. Noon-4pm. Montclair State University, 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls. 973-655-2378. www.yogiberramuseum.org
Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances Donna Hunt will call the contras. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Listeners are welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org
Presenting “Kedi” (2016). 1pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-3764930. www.sfplnj.org
Tuesday, December 18 A Contrarian View of Winston Churchill
Commercial Jazz Dance Workshop Commercial dance is the main dance industry on the west coast, encompassing everything from TV, film, music videos and even world tours for musical artists. Advanced beginner/ages 10+ recommended. Free. 2-3:15pm. Registration required. The Connection, 79 Maple St, Summit. 908-273-4242.
A Christmas Musical Enjoy a Christmas music to brighten the holiday season. Light refreshments will be served. 4pm. St. Andrew & Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 160 West South Orange Ave., South Orange. 973-7632355. www.sahcchurch.org
Foster Osborne, Old Guard member and history buff, will talk about his views of Churchill’s overall performance as a leader in Britain. Foster opines that Churchill was the right man at the right time and place for wartime Britain, but overall his performance was poor. Foster will discuss his treatment of India, his failure to ever to win a popular vote, his responsibility for the sinking of the Lusitania, and his secret deal with Stalin dividing up Eastern Europe after the war. 10-11:30. New Providence NJ Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. www.summitoldguard.org
Wednesday, December 19 The Weeklings Perform
Sonny Daye & Perley Rousseau present “Ella Unplugged ~ A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.” The duo will sing selections from her Great American Songbook recordings with piano. 2pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
Lunchtime Film Series
Sunday, December 16
Do you hang a stocking, light a menorah, set off fireworks or light a bonfire? Celebrate winter and the many traditions, holidays and tales it inspires. Make a sled ornament, listen to stories and explore the museum. Registration recommended. Register here. Craft: 11am-3pm. Storytime: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc.org
Monday, December 17
The Weeklings are America’s most unique tribute to the music and inspiration of The Beatles, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. 7:30pm. The Dome Lounge, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-732-2360.
Thank You for Voting Us! Thursday, December 20 The Christmas Singers A favorite holiday tradition! Part of the Music@MUMC Music At Noon lunchtime concert series. Free. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Music begins at 12:15pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
Free Blood Pressure Screening Blood pressure screening will be provided by RWJ/Barnabas Health Pharmacy. Walk-ins welcome. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. 973-635-4565. www.chathamseniorcenter.org
2018 AWAKE Support Group for Sleep Apnea Patients The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a support group for people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to treat their condition. The informal group also provides an opportunity for sleep apnea patients to discuss their CPAP experience. 6-7pm. RWJBarnabas Health Corporate, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange. 888-724-7123 or register online www.rwjbh.org/events
Book Discussion Group
The Great Books Discussion Group will discuss Walden (Chapter 1) by Henry David Thoreau. 10am. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org
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Friday, December 21 Folk Project Holiday Benefit Concert The Folk Project is presenting a concert to raise money for the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship’s projects. The festivities will have something for everyone, from soulful holiday ballads, seasonal classics, to original tunes. Donation suggested. 7:3010:30pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more info call 908591-6491. www.folkproject.org
Jingle Jam Holiday Dance Party
DJ driven danceable holiday music, seasonal favorites & more. Followed by an eclectic DJ mix until closing. Doors open at 5:30pm. Complete bar food menu. Holiday themed cocktails. Age 21 or over. No cover. Also Dec. 28. 8-11pm. Doors open 5:30pm. The Dome Lounge at the Manor, 111 Prospect Ave., West Orange. 973-731-2360. www.themanorrestaurant.com (continued on page 24)
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Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend Take a break from the holiday rush and join in for a guided hike on the Arboretum’s grounds. Discover who is in the forest as you look of signs of the woodland animal friends. After the hike, warm up in the historic Stone House with a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor adventure. Hike times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary (CHA) is a non-profit organization. The origin of the CHA goes back to a gift of land that Stewart Hartshorn made to his daughter, Cora L. Hartshorn, in 1923. Cora developed the area as a place where wild things could grow without harm and where people could come to enjoy them. The “Stone House” was designed by Architect Bernhardt E. Muller, built using trap rock from Stewart Hartshorn’s quarry in Springfield, NJ and completed in 1933.
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Thursday, December 27 Jack Frost Magical Holiday
Frosty Fun Mini Camp Perfect for working parents, fun for kids. Multiple activities throughout the day. Sign up for morning (9am-1pm), afternoons (1pm-5pm) or all day. Extended hours available (8:30am-5:30pm). Also Dec. 28. Sign up for 1 or both days. The Connection, 79 Maple St. Summit. 908-273-4242. Register at TheConnectionOnline.
Friday, January 4 Pajama Neshama Bring your pre-school children in their PJs for an age-appropriate Shabbot Service, singing, craft and a bed time story-all concluding with a light, child-friendly Shabbot dinner. 5:30-6:30pm. First Friday of every month. Adath Shalom Synagogue, 841 Mountain Way, Morris Plains. 973-593-8549. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yale Spizzwinks Perform Join the mischievous and frosty fun antics of the one and only, Jack Frost himself, as he searches for the true meaning of the holiday season. A show filled with holiday magic, snow ball juggling, icicle cane twirling and balancing, audience participation and loads of laughs. 11am-1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-971-3700.
The Yale Spizzwinks are America’s first and oldest underclassman acappella group. Since 1914, they have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor. 7:30pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Ave., Summit. www.spizzwinks.com
Susan Werner at The Minstrel Zoe Mulford opens. 7:30-10:30pm. Children 12 and under, free. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more info call 973-335-9489 or go to www.folkproject.org
Saturday, January 5 Swingin’ Tern Dance Beginners’ workshop at 7:30pm. No partner necessary. Listeners welcome. 8-11pm. First Presbyterian, Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover. 973-295-6864. www.folkproject.org
Monday, January 7 Book Discussion Group “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley will be discussed. A nine-year-old disabled girl and her younger brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II. Away from their abusive mother, the quality of their lives drastically improves. 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.
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The Temple hosts the Safe Shredding Truck on the second Tuesday of the month. Cost is $10 for up to an 11x17 box. Call the temple office 973-239-1321 for drop off information or other shredding dates. Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove.
Sally Orgren, NJ resident and editor of the Handweavers Guild of America’s Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, will share her experience as part of a group of handweavers who found inspiration from the book “Colors of the World” by Dominique and Jean-Phillippe Lenclos. 7-8:30pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. 973-377-2982. www.metc.org
Performing will be Carolyn Enger, Piano; Laura Paparatto, Flute; Yuly Verbitsky, Piano. 10:30am. Chase Room, 39 Keep St., Madison Library, Madison. www.madisonnjlibrary.org
Register for Winter Classes Classes for parent and child; preschool; STEAM; afterschool; gym & amp; gymnastics; swimming; dance and group fitness. On-line registration begins at 8:30am, in person at 9:30 for the Winter session. Jan 21–March 31. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242. www.TheConnectionOnline.org
Tuesday, January 15 The Woman’s Club Meeting Meeting will be for “Operation Card Writing for Veterans” and stress relief through adult coloring. 12:15pm. 908-464-2651. YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights.
Melody of Grace Concert
Thursday, January 17 Resonance Concert
Wednesday, January 9
Carolyn Enger, piano. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Music begins at 12:15pm. Donation suggested. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
Italian Chat–Join the conversation! Practice speaking and improve your conversation skills. Native speaker facilitator. 11:30am–1pm, drop-in fee. Also January 23. Must RSVP. Please call or e-mail. The Language Institute, 175 Fairfield Ave., 2C, West Caldwell. 973-228-1843 or information@ thelanguageinstitute.com
Jennifer Yang performs on the piano. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Music begins at 12:15pm. Donation suggested. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com (continued on page 28)
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Mount St. Dominic Academy 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell 973-226-0660 x1114 www.msdacademy.org Contact: Jennifer Whitmore, Director of Admissions Email: email@example.com Age Groups: Ages 14-18 Mount Saint Dominic Academy is a college preparatory school for young women. The Mount remains rooted in the Dominican traditions of their history and dedicated to the modern realization of their mission: to help their students discover their gifts and talents, with the expectations that they will use them to make the world a better place.
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Friday, January 18 Photography at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)
North Jersey Orchid Society 52nd Annual Show and Sale
Saturday, January 19 Swingin’ Tern Dance Beginners’ workshop at 7:30 pm. No partner necessary. Listeners welcome. First Presbyterian Church, Parish House, 14 Hanover Rd., East Hanover. 973295-6864. www.folkproject.org
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The WCC is home for up to 30 wolves, four of which are “Ambassadors” whose presence helps visitors understand the importance of wild wolves. In addition, several red and Mexican gray wolves also reside at the center as part of their Species Survival Plan (SSP) program to help conserve threatened and endangered species. Capture photographs from port holes and an elevated tower. Seminar on Friday, 6-7:30pm, with the excursion to WCC on Saturday. Excursion bus will leave from Unique promptly at 7:30am and return at 12:30pm. Unique Photo, 123 US Hwy 46 (West), Fairfield. 800-631-0300. www.uniquephoto.com
Orchids are found on nearly every continent and in a surprising range of environments. The show will feature nearly a thousand blooming orchids originating from all over the world of all shapes and sizes and colors. In addition, there will be free daily educational workshops for growers of all levels. Check www. njorchids.org for additional work shop topics schedule and vendor listing. Free admission, free parking. Runs through January 20. Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am4pm. Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick. 848-932-9372. www.studentcenters.rutgers.edu
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Sunday, January 20 American Bridal Show Featuring many of the area’s top wedding professionals, a fashion show, prizes, food sampling and more. Admission is always free for bride and all guests. The Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown. 908-3710900 or email@example.com
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Joan and Joni, a musical tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, performed by Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. The Minstrel, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 7:30-10:30pm. There will be an opening act. Children 12 and under, free. For more info call 973-335-9489. www.folkproject.org
Thursday, January 24 The Susan Fischer Burn Peer Support Group Participants include inpatients as well as patients that have been discharged from the hospital. All burn patients and their families are encouraged to participate. The group is run by the Burn Center social worker and occupational therapist with the participation SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteers who are burn survivors themselves. 3:30-4:30pm. Registration required. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Islami Auditorium, Livingston. 973-322-5856.
Prometheus Duo Concert Marko Stuparevic, piano and Joseph Abad, saxophone. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Music begins at 12:15pm. Donation suggested. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
Saturday, January 26 NJ Summer Camp Fair Meet camp directors from al kinds of summer camps and programs. 123pm. Livingston Mall, Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. For additional information call 973-303-3027 or visit www.NJCampFairs.com
Sunday, January 27 NJ Summer Camp Fair Meet camp directors from al kinds of summer camps and programs. 12-3pm. Montclair Art Museum, S. Mountain Avenue, Montclair. For additional information call 973-3033027 or visit www.NJCampFairs.com
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A Musical Heritage Concert Nancie Lederer, violin; Marnie Kaller, cello; Pauline Lederer, piano; and Rick Kaller, piano. Lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30am. Music begins at 12:15pm. Donation suggested. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 South Park Place, Morristown. www.morristownumc.com
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ryotherapy is a therapeutic practice that uses low temperatures on the body as a whole or localized to treat certain problem areas.
Beyond Cryotherapy, located in the newly renovated Grover House building in Caldwell, offers multiple services for a long list of conditions. Owner Beth Candela, a Registered Dietitian and avid marathon runner, has used cryotherapy for years and feels that it has done much to improve her performance. She explains that it can help injuries heal faster, reduce pain, bring down inflammation, and increase energy. However, cryotherapy is not just for athletes. Notes Beth, “Cryotherapy can help relieve symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, increase metabolism for weight loss, build your immune system, improve sleep, and detoxify the body.” Beth also suffers from a chronic illness and uses cryotherapy along with Beyond Cryotherapy’s Infrared Sauna as an alternative to medication. “I want to empower people; it’s your life, squeeze every moment out of it, and these are some ways we can help you do that,” says Beth. Along with whole body cryotherapy, Beyond Cryotherapy offers a wide variety of localized services, such as a Cryoskin. Cryoskin is a non-invasive treatment for slimming, cellulite reduction, and toning that utilizes the science behind cryolipolysis. Cryoskin facials are also provided to help boost collagen production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. In addition to whole body and local cryotherapy, Beyond Cryotherapy provides Celluma low light therapy, Normatec
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A Healthy, Winter-Ready Home
hen chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good you’ll spend the majority of your days indoors. Before you start your hibernation, it’s a good idea to ensure your home is up to the task. Put your well-being at the top of the list with these ideas to help ensure a healthconscious home.
Encourage Better Air Quality When the house is closed up to keep out the cold, you may be trapping in undesirable air pollutants. A well-sealed house may not have the best circulation, and that’s the ideal environment for allergens to accumulate.
A thorough cleaning is the first step toward better air quality. Vacuum all carpets, including under furniture and around baseboards. Be sure to launder linens that aren’t typically part of your regular washing routine. When opening windows isn’t comfortable during cold winter weather, letting the sunshine in can still help to improve indoor air quality. A study by the University of Oregon’s Biology and the Built Environment Center showed rooms with increased sunlight have fewer viable bacteria. “Until now, daylighting design has been primarily about visual comfort or circadian health, but now we can say daylighting influences air quality,” said Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, codirector of the BioBE Center and co-author of the study.
Keep Out the Cold There actually is some truth to the old wives’ tales associating cold with getting sick. The viruses that cause colds and the flu thrive in cooler temperatures, for example. This means that, at least indirectly, a cold environment may indeed make you sick. To ward off a chill in your home, safeguard against drafts around windows and doors. If seasonal weather-proofing is impractical, consider temporary solutions like draft stoppers or mats you can place at the base of doors. Add insulation, if needed, in areas that commonly release a significant amount of heat, such as the attic and garage.
Let in the Light Natural light plays an important role in overall health, and reduced daylight in the winter months can have a big impact on productivity and sleep, according to a recent survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Velux. For example, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they believe daylight affects their productivity and mood. Light is also an important cue to the body’s circadian clock, and proper exposure to natural light during the day can help support better sleep when darkness falls. What’s more, sunlight is a natural antidepressant, and there is ample scientific evidence that associates daylight with better health and quality of life, such as improved mood, less fatigue and reduced eyestrain. It may be tempting to keep the drapes closed when it’s blustery outside to ward off a draft, but with well-sealed windows, there’s no reason to block that all-important natural light. In rooms with ample natural light available, take advantage, especially in the morning when exposure to daylight can benefit your circadian rhythm. However, not every room is situated to maximize your access to natural light, and that’s when you can get creative. One solution is skylights, which add natural light to virtually any space. An option like a Sun Tunnel Skylight offered by Velux Skylights lends brightness to even the smallest spaces, like a bathroom or hallway. For a larger room, a freshair skylight can help address air quality concerns, and some models offer smartphone connectivity to open and close the skylight and even raise or lower blinds with a few quick taps of the finger. Learn more at whyskylights.com. —Family Features
Daylight Makes a Difference As the days become shorter and colder, the importance of getting enough daylight is even more acute to sleep patterns, mood and productivity. These tips can help you get a better night sleep: • Increase your exposure to natural light during the day. Take a lunchtime walk at work or, if you can’t get outside, sit by a window while you eat. • Install blackout curtains in your bedroom to block light from street lamps and the moon. • Turn your thermostat down in the evenings to create a cooler bedroom to sleep in. • Establish a good bedtime routine. For example, read a book instead of spending more time looking at a screen. Blue light from electronic devices mimics daylight and can trick your brain into staying alert. • Use red or orange bulbs in kids’ night lights as these are some of the least disruptive to sleep.
Restaurant Guide CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine 237 Main St, Chatham | 973-635-3888 www.MitsubaChatham.com Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO
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Restaurant Serenade 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928 973-701-0303 www.restaurantserenade.com Artful dining, as conceived by award-winning Chef James Laird. A showcase of the finest hand-selected seasonal and regional ingredients in simple, refined presentations by Chef Laird.
Rare, The Steakhouse 440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com Serving award winning steaks cooked to every customer’s liking. Rare also serves an array of seafood, lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and pasta. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7 with Tapas bar menu. Two rooms are available for private parties. RR, VP, MCC, $IN-$EXP, MN
277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston NJ 07039 973-992-9300 www.mezzalivingston.com MEZZA prepares authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch. As you walk into our new spacious and attractive dining space, the aroma of fresh spices with a hint of citrus greets you at the door. As you and your dining companions relax in the ambiance of main dining room or our intimate private dinner space, the sight of the artistic presentation of our appetizers, entrees, and desserts will entrance you. When our attentive wait staff serves your selection from our new menu, you’ll immerse your palate in the delicious tapestry of flavors of dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
East Hanover Diner
275 NJ State Highway 10, East Hanover 973-884-8840 www.EastHanoverDiner.com Soup, salad, pasta, omelets, burgers and more. Whatever the fare, they do it right. Bring the whole family to this delicious, neighborhood restaurant. MCC $MOD LP H TO
La Famiglia 10 NJ-10, East Hanover | 973-884-8600 www.flyingmeatballsmarket.com 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.
379 E Northfield Rd, Livingston | 973-9924500 41 Freeman St, West Orange | 973-669-6777 www.masterpizzaonline.com This establishment has built its customer base on prompt and reliable takeout and delivery service. Featuring gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, calzones, strombolis and more.
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
Thavma Mediterranean Grill 6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Fl., Livingston 973-992-8999 www.ThavmaGrill.com 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
Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine 59 Main St, Millburn | 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D
339 Millburn Ave, Millburn | 973-921-2848 www.MillburnUmi.com Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. MonThu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO (continued on page 36)
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Restaurant Guide 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.
La Pastaria 327 Springfield Ave, Summit | 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com 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
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Natale’s Summit Bakery 185 Broad St, Summit | 908-277-2074 www.NatalesBakery.com Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials 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
Roots Steakhouse 401 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901 | 908-273-0027 www.rootssteakhouse.com/summit Roots Steakhouse is an old-fashioned New York style Steakhouse. Diners can expect delicious USDA aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west.
TS Ma Chinese Cuisine
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199 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair | 973-509-8878 www.TSMAChineseCuisine.com T.S. Ma presents a menu that features top-notch Chinese fare that focuses on serving the freshest, healthiest, and most authentic Chinese cuisine available. They only cook with fresh vegetables and cholesterol and trans fat free canola oil. Eight-time winner of Best Chinese Restaurant and Best Chinese Take-Out. They feature a warm dining room, as well as a website with online ordering and delivery. They specialize in catering for special occasions. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, 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
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Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463 | www.highlawn.com Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN
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The Manor 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 | www.themanorrestaurant.com The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP
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WHIPPANY Il Capriccio 633 Route 10 E, Whippany | 973-884-9175 www.ilcapriccio.com 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
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Don’t Do It Once. Don’t Do It Twice.
DO IT 1000 TIMES The Magic of Continuous Effort By Barry Farber
he ultimate achievement of an art, skill or profession does not come by one large step. Improvement comes only as the result of continuous effort. That effort needs to be ingrained in your mind, body and soul. What is the art, profession or skill you’re trying to master? In the beginning it seems uncomfortable because we are learning something new. Then at some point we go through a period of boredom...and that can be the time we lose focus or the discipline to continue. But this is where the Breakthroughs occur. We need to keep going and enter the moment where we are no longer thinking about the action. This state of mind can be obtained during any activity, whether it’s sculpting, playing baseball or giving a business presentation. Any activity where you’re either learning something brand new or working on mastering a current project. We go through stages. Think of it this way: there seems to be four stages we go through to reach the point of doing something extremely well without thinking. In the moment. That’s because it’s all that has gone before to build that foundation and comfort.
Here are the 4 stages:
1. Unconsciously Incompetent This is where we don’t know what we need to do or how to do it. 2. Consciously Incompetent Now we become aware of what we need to do to become competent, but we are not there yet. 3. Consciously Competent Now we are aware of the skills needed and we are competent in the actions but still thinking too much about it. 4. Unconsciously Competent This is the ultimate stage of being comfortable in the present. We are now performing with the entire mind, body and soul as one natural action for peak performance. At every stage discipline is required to stay on the path.
“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It is a result of something…hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” —Roger Staubach
Someone once said the purpose of life is to help others through it. When you have a path in front of you that adds value to those around you it keeps your faith strong and confidence solid. This is a huge part of the momentum when continuing on your disciplines every day. It reminds you of the “why” in what you’re doing and the positive push to continue.
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 www.makemypen.com. Learn more about this author at www.BarryFarber.com
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