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TABLE of CONTENTS
In The Vicinity Exciting news and happenings in the area
Calendar of Events
16 The Advantages of an Independent School 18 Private & Independent School Resource Directory
25 In The Marketplace Virtue Tile—Bringing Home Design Visions to Life
27 At Your Service Red Oak School Prepares Students for the 21st Century
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32 Camp Spotlights 40 Health & Beauty 40 Know Your Numbers for a Healthy Heart 42 Diamond Minds 43 Have You Heard…
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Arts Council of the Morris Area Awards 31 Grants
he Arts Council of the Morris Area awarded 31 grants to a diverse group of local artists, performers, musicians and theatres. The Arts Council of the Morris Area was founded in 1973, and has been awarding grants to these local organizations for more than a decade. In addition to the 31 grants, one “mini grant” was awarded to The Morris County Arts Workshop in Chester, which turned an empty storefront into an arts facility where children, pre-teens, adults and senior citizens can “drop-in” after school to attend classes and participate in the arts. This years grant winners, who were notified by letter in early November, were invited to a small, informal gathering at the Arts Council offices in Morristown. The event, which took place on December 10, gave the 26-plus attendees the opportunity to meet, mingle, show their support for one another and even collaborate on upcoming projects. These grants will continue to support local arts organizations throughout 2013. The Arts Council of the Morris Area is located at 14 Maple Avenue in Morristown. For more information, please call 973-285-5115 for visit their website at www.morrisarts.org.
Super Sunday Raises $2.3M for Charity
olunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ gathered on Sunday, December 2 for Super Sunday phonathon that raised funds for those in need not only in New Jersey, but throughout the United States, Israel and across the globe. The event raised $2,377,670.00. More than 1,000 volunteers gathered at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ facilities in Whippany and Scotch Plains. During the day, volunteers made phone calls asking for monetary donations, wrapped presents, wrote thank you notes, sorted donations, donated supplies, played games and participated in family activities. At both locations, representatives from the American Red Cross Blood Mobile, the NJ Sharing Network Organ and Tissue Registry were present collecting blood and helping volunteers sign up to become organ and tissue donors. Exclusively in Whippany, representatives from the National Marrow Registry were present testing individuals to become bone marrow donors. According to Sherry Kirschenbaum, the Media Manager for the Jewish Federation in Whippany, the event was a huge success. “There was a tremendous response from the community in both locations,” she said. “The volunteers really went above and beyond, and had a great time doing it.” To learn more about the Federation visit www.jfedgmw.org
Bridges Outreach Hosts Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference
Rachel Edelson, a student from Oak Knolls Schools, prepares a conference workshop
ridges Outreach, a Summit-based homelessness outreach program, will host its 4th Annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference. The conference is open to high school students from across New Jersey, is aimed at teaching students about the realities and struggles of homelessness. This year’s conference will be held on February 9 from 3:30-6:30pm at Kent Place School in Summit after being rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. NJ State Senator (and former governor) Richard J. Codey is the Keynote speaker. Endnote speaker Christine Carter, the President and Founder of Against All Odds, will join him. There will also be a panel of individuals who will field questions and share their own stories of homelessness. Bridges, which was founded 25 years ago under the Brooklyn Bridge, delivers approximately 100,000 brown bag meals, 13,000 pairs of socks, 9,000 toiletry kits, 1,500 gallons of water and tons of clothing to nearly 500 people per week in New York City, Newark and Irvington. All high school students are welcome to attend, and can register for this conference by visiting www.bridgesoutreach.net
Morris County Park Police Collect 4,200 Toys
or the 10th year in a row, the Morris County Park Police held the “Timmy Albine Memorial Toy Drive”, to collect toys for those in need. Started in 2002 by Sgt. Timmy Albine, the drive, formerly known as the “Saddle Up for Toys” program, was renamed in honor of its founder, and, this year, benefitted children in areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. “It is a privilege and a joy to help make the holiday season brighter for children and families,” Sgt. Gabe DiPietro, the program’s coordinator stated. Over 4,200 toys were collected, which far surpassed their annual goal. Residents of Morris County, the Morris County Parks Commission, the Republican National Headquarters, Morristown-Beard School, Exxon’s Retired Executives program and the Park Police collected and distributed the toys throughout the state beginning in mid-December.
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he Lavallette Elementary School, located in Lavallette, NJ, was made uninhabitable by Hurricane Sandy. Currently, the school’s teachers and students are holding classes in a satellite school, but are without access to books and supplies. When the Far Brook School, of Short Hills, learned this, they were more than willing to help. Over the course of one week, the students, teachers and families of Far Brook School gathered and collected over 500 children’s books. At the completion of the drive, representatives from bookBgone, a no-charge service that removes and recycles unwanted books, picked up Far Brook’s donations and delivered them to the Lavallette Elementary School. “Collecting 500 books on short notice was a wonderful challenge for our students and families who have a strong sense of volunteerism,” Director of Communications and Volunteers Jennifer Barba stated. “Volunteerism is a big part of the school culture.” For more information about the Far Brook School, visit www.FarBrook.org or call 973-279-3442. bookBgone can be reached at 908-912-6652 or by visiting www. bookBgone.com.
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Cinderella, performed by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, at NJPAC on February 1.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
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Cinderella Founded in 1870, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia has since remained one of Russia’s most distinguished artistic companies. This season, the company of 50 returns with its magical production of Cinderella, performed with full corps de ballet. 12noon. Grades 4-8. NJPAC, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
The Friends of the Library of the Chathams will be collecting adult and children’s hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, CDs, video and audio tapes in good condition during the month of February. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. For more information, please visit www.chatham-library. com or call 973-635-0603.
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Pop-up to the Museum and celebrate Groundhog Day with an afternoon of ground hog theme activities. Ages 2-6 years old. Advance registration recommended. 4-5pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information.
Classes scheduled for February are Intro to WORD; PowerPoint; Outlook for all levels. Please call for dates and times. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.
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Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass at The Minstrel Bill Brandon opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm.Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.
Murder In Green Meadows Thomas Devereaux and his beautiful wife, Joan, have just moved into the quiet suburban town of Green Meadows and they quickly develop a friendship with their new neighbors, Carolyn and Jeff. What follows is a diabolical plot…Runs Thru Feb.17. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more information call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
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Mega Model Train Display Train enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the spectacular 288-square foot interactive model train display. Runs thru Feb. 22. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
Bury The Dead Irwin Shaw’s 1936 Anti-War Play. Also Feb. 2 at 8pm and Feb. 3 at 2pm. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood. Call 973-763-4029 or purchased through www.thetheaterproject.org.
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Sign up for The Connection’s Counselors-in-training program for ages 11-13 years, offering an opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills and experience working with young children in our summer camp. Applicants are placed in order of date application is received. Interviews scheduled in the spring. Camp runs from 7/1-8/23. For more information, call 908-273-4242, visit TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by 79 Maple St., Summit.
Women’s Workshop Job Readiness Program & Career Quest. Ongoing program that assists women to become “job ready,” and successfully find employment. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.
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Toying With Art A juried exhibition, featuring more than 40 works by more than 20 artists, ranging from miniature carvings to large assemblages. Runs thru March 17. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morris museum.org.
Victorian New Jersey Directed by drummer Tommy Igoe, he sets the standard for the 21stcentury jazz orchestra in this swinging concert that recreates the ambience and experience of a night at New York’s famous Birdland club. 3pm and 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.
Tales of the Maya Skies This planetarium show transports to the jungles of Mexico and the city of Chichén Itzá and their contributions to our way of life. Wed-Fri 2pm, Sat & Sun 2 & 4pm. Runs thru Feb. 24. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.
Line Color and Pattern Exhibit Explore the rich cultural history of Central and South America through costumes and textiles that demonstrate the creative use of color and line and the intricacies of weaving, embroidery and cross-stitch. Runs thru Feb. 18. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
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This exhibition presents is a photographic time capsule of the New Jersey Shore during the Victorian era. This exhibition is particularly poignant in its documentation of coastal New Jersey. Photos by Guillermo Thorn. Runs thru March 31. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
Just Imagine the Possibilities
Citizen Cope Performs Clarence Greenwood (stage name Citizen Cope) is an American songwriter and producer. His music is a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock. 7pm. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call -877-935-5668 for more information.
African Art The Museum’s African art collection ranks among the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive, representing the breadth, diversity and vitality of artistic creativity throughout the continent. Permanent gallery. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973-596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org. (continued on page 10)
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Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu Perform
Warm Flow Yoga Yogis of all levels can join in on this class. The studio is heated to 85 degrees to promote flexibility and wellness. 6:15-7:15pm. American Yoga Academy & Studio, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. For more information or to sign up for this class, please call 973-731-9960.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Their latest album, “Alma” celebrates this new collaboration between six-time Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player Paolo Fresu. 8pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Workshop Financial Fitness For Women & Law. Ongoing program providing clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a financial or legal concern. NCJW Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave, Ste. 120, Livingston. Call 973-994-4994 or visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org for more information.
Ilene Beckerman will be part of the seven member cast. Also Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove St., Chester. Call 908-879-7304 for information.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Plant Propagation Workshop Learn about plant propagation-from seeds and from cuttings, grafting to layering. Snow date is February 3. 10am-Noon. Registration required. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. To register, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org.
Second Annual Winter Fling Shake the winter blues with Swingadelic. 7-11pm. Fairmount Country Club, Southern Blvd., Chatham. Reservations: 973-377-4586
Maple Sugaring Demos A guided tour to learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. 2-3pm. Also February 9, 10, 17, 23 and 24. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information, please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.
Cupid’s Treats Cooking Class Bring the grown-up who’s promised to be your Valentine. Menu highlights: red velvet popcorn; sweet cupid cupcakes; cupid sundae bar. 10am-Noon. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.
Super Science Saturdays Glow in the Dark Goo. Children will explore scientific methods as they conduct experiments and observe the results. Noon–2pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
John Waters: This Filthy World “This Filthy World” is a one-man show by John Waters concerning his origins in the trash genre and his successful career navigating Hollywood. 8pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 or visit email@example.com for tickets and information.
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Yoga for Fertility A safe gentle practice inspired by Hatha Yoga focusing on deep relaxation, guided visualization and breathing, combating the unique stress that is associated with fertility issues. Taught by Laura O’Brien Donath, RYT. 2-4pm at The Connection. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Adult Fitness Director Anita Beechner, 908-273-4242 or stop by 79 Maple St., Summit.
Set Up for Israel Advocacy Summit
Some of the world’s greatest illusionists, comedic magicians, daring escape artists and beautiful dancers amaze with magic that has to be seen to be believed. 7:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets or information, please call 973-539-8008 or visit mayoarts.org.
Keynote speakers include Itamar Marcus, founder and director Palestinian Media Watch and Michael Curtis, author of “Should Israel Exist? A Sovereign Nation Under Attack by the International Community” and professor emeritus of Political Science at Rutgers University. 9am-1pm. Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Rt. 10, Whippany. For more information or to register, please call 973-403-3064 or visit www.jfedgmw.org/summit.
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Family Night at the Summit YMCA Enjoy Valentine’s Day-themed events and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. 6-8pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. For information, please call 908-2733330 or call www.theSAY.org.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Healthy Living in 2013 Join in a unique workshop to explore how you can work with energy in order to implement healthier habits that will create sustainable lifetime results. 2-4pm. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, 2nd Floor, Summit. For more information call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com.
Good Cooks Cooking Class Tasty Heart Treats. Menu Highlights: heartfelt flapjacks; eat your heart out dessert; berry sweet love potion; hugs & kisses cookies. Ages 3-5 w/ adult. 5pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973258-4009 for information.
The largest LEGO construction project ever built in Summit, benefitting the Summit Historical Society, will be held. The Architectural Heritage Workshop is intended as a fun way for families to learn about the heritage of buildings in Summit. at Washington School, 507 Morris Ave Summit. Call 908277-6101 for information.
“Love and Peace” Choral Performance
The Harmonium Outreach Chorus is a subset of the 100-voice Harmonium Choral Society, an auditioned chorus with a mission to transform communities through music and. 4:30m. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. Call 973.538.2404 x15 or visit www.maccullochhall.org. (continued on page 12)
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Eagle Watching Trip Join this van trip into NY and PA to view majestic, wintering Bald Eagles. 9am-5pm. Registration is required. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information or to register, please call 973-635-6629 or visit www.morrisparks.net.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Garden Sprouts— Mitten Magic Learn how animals stay warm when mittens aren’t an option! Walk includes an activity and story. 11am. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For information visit www.arboretumfriends. org.
Play Bridge Open to the community. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3pm. Beginners Class, Mondays 11amNoon. Summit Area, YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 for information.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Senior Book Club at the Summit YMCA This week’s book will be “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. 908273-3330 or visit www.theSAY.org.
Tai Chi Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. 11am-12:15pm, SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. Call 908.598.5548 for information.
Arthritis Foundation Class for Seniors YMCA Open to the community. Tuesdays 2pm and Thursdays 11:05am. Summit Area YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 or visit www. theSAY.org.
Gentle Yoga for Female Cancer Survivors Pathways, a program at The Connection is taught by Jana, Saturdays 9-10 am and Tues. 6:30-7:30pm. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. For more info and to register call 908-273-4242, x154 or email Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org.
The Rainbow Fish, A Musical This delightful musical based on the best-seller about the value of true friendship is intended for kindergarten through second grade. 4pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. For tickets or information, please call 973-5398008.
Asalt and Buttery Bakery Owner Alexandra Fredericks premieres at the Kings Cooking Studio to teach all her tricks— and you can sample the most delicious cookies, macaroons, and cupcakes, too! 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Valentine’s Day Wreath Workshop Decorate a lovely heart-shaped wreath using assorted dried flowers. Please bring clippers. 6:30-8:30pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org.
Playgroup with a Purpose Come together with a small, supportive group of women to share experiences, gather resources, ask questions and bring more calm to the adjustment of motherhood. February 13, 20 & 27. 9:30-10:45am. Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Rd., South Orange. Call 973-7634116 for information.
Easy Entertaining Chef Diana Albanese’s hands-on workshop guides you through each recipe that is perfect for stress-free, easy entertaining. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-2584009 for information.
Year of the Serpent Flowing lines, twirling ribbons and the thunderous motion of martial arts all choreographed by NJ’s own Nai-Ni Chen. 10am and 12:30pm. Grades 4-8. NJPAC, Victoria Theatre, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
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Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at The Minstrel
Joni Rose Galler In her paintings, Joni Rose, the artist and proprietor, a longtime resident of Chatham, explores themes of tranquility, serenity and peacefulness. Mondo, 426 Springfield Ave., 2nd Floor, Summit. For more information please visit www.MondoSummit.com.
A chance to hear a wide variety of music. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.
La Vent du Nord Performs
Friday Night Out “The Music Man, Jr.” Performance 6pm. Also February 8, 9 and 10. Chatham Middle School, 480 Main St., Chatham. For information, please contact Chatham Middle School at 973-4572506.
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Book Discussion: “State Of Wonder” 7pm. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield. Call 973-376-4930 x235 or visit www.sfplnj.org.
Year of the Serpent 10am and 12:30pm. See February 6 for details.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Year of the Serpent 10am. See February 6 for details.
Kids enjoy dinner, a movie, games and snacks while parents have a night out. 6-9pm. Berkely Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights. Call 908-464-8373 to register.
Celebrate and learn how to give and GET a great massage. Pre registration required. 8:15-10pm. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, 2nd Floor, Summit. Call 908-277-1222 for information or to register.
The Classics – Remixed Cooking Class In this class you will break the rules, just a little bit, toss tradition to the wind but still remain classic with chef John Lee. 6:30-9:30. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.
A leading force in Quebec’s progressive folk movement and they leaven their hard-driving soulful music with New Orleans polyphony and R&B. 8pm. Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Call 908-979-0900 or www.centenarystageco.org.
Little Critter Storytime! 10am. Ages 3-6. Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd. Chatham. Call 973-6356629 or visit www.morrisparks.net. (continued on page 14)
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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Family Series Peter and the Wolf. Bob McGrath, narrator introduces your family to all the characters of Prokofiev’s classic tale. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor, Greater Newark Youth Orchestra. 2pm & 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 888-4665722 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
Chocolate Festival Activities include: decorating a clay “doughnut”creating a mustache or lip lollipop accessory-playing “Name that Chocolate” and more. 11am-4pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
The Chocolate War This delightful family performance features original music and puppets from 12 inches to 12 feet tall! 11am-1:30pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.
City Winds Trio Comprised of flutist Crispian Fordham, pianist Jack Bender and Meredyth Coleman playing the oboe, they will present a concert as part of the Abendmusik series. A reception will follow the performance. 7:30pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Pl., (On the Green), Morristown. For more information, please call 973-538-2132 or visit www. morristownumc.com.
“One Child Born” Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a theatrical celebration of the life and music of Laura Nyro; plus free chocolate festival at intermission and special guests harmony duo Barnaby Bright. The Sanctuary Concerts. 8pm, Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-3764946 or visit www.sanctuaryconcerts.org for more information.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 The Temptations and The Four Tops The Four Tops have been marveling audiences with their infectious blend of pure vocal power and sweet harmonies since 1954. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org Yo Gabba Gabba!
Family Fun Day Join the Museum for lots of family fun and a quill pen writing craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended. 1-3pm. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 x12 to preregister or visit www.metc.org.
Year of the Serpent 12:30 and 2pm. See February 6 for details.
Noah Kim Performs Dvorak’s Violin Concerto
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Introductory Horseback Ride Individuals with little or no riding experience may participate in a brief group lesson, followed by a onehour guided ride through the scenic trails. Register by February 7. 1-3pm. Somerset County Park Commission, Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. For information or to register, please call 908766-5955 or visit www.somersetcountyparks.org.
The stage show is a state-of-the-art production and an interactive experience that offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life when DJ Lance Rock and fans say the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!” 2 & 5pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call 877-935-5668 for more information.
Teenage star violinist Noel Kim performs Dvorak’s Violin Concerto with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra under the direction of Warren Cohen, Guest Conductor. Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 and Les Indes Galantes by Rameau will also be performed. Free. 3pm. Dolan Hall, Annunciation Center, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Rd., Morristown. For more information, visit www.njio.org.
Soundscapes for Cello & Organ A variety of works from J.S. Bach to the present day will frame a rare performance of Karl Höller’s Improvisation on ‘Schönster, Herr Jesu,’ a colorful tour of scenes exploring different moods and aspects of a well loved German hymn. Free. Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak St., Basking Ridge. Call 973-339-7719 for information.
Six Week Film Festival, “Around the World” Head over to England for British claymation genius Nick Park’s three shorts - “A Grand Day Out”, “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave”. These feature a series of misadventures with a man and his dog. The Oscar winning short films are brimming with comedy and personality. Millburn Library, 200 Glen Ave, Milburn. Call 973-376-1006 for information.
Super Scientific Circus Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beachballs and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. 2pm. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973275 1114 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Department History Lesson Learn the history of the Chatham Township & Green Village Fire Departments in this familyfriendly lesson. Fire department members Gary Sagendorf and Kevin Doherty share the history of these two all-volunteer, small town departments. All are welcome. 2pm. Red Brick School House, 24 Southern Blvd., Chatham. For more information, please contact the Chatham Township Historical Society at 973-635-4600.
Year of the Serpent 2pm. See February 6 for details.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Insiprational Speaker
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Jacquie Jacovino explores how to achieve success and how to take risks as inspired by the book “Delivering Happiness” by entrepreneur Tony Hsieh, an American internet entrepreneur and CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos.com. Limited seating, so please RSVP at email@example.com by Thur. Feb. 8. 6:30-9:00pm. Café Beethoven, 262 Main Street, Chatham. Visit www.summitbpw.org for information.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Millburn Aaii Investment Education Group Topic: Cash Volatility And Liquidity Traps. Speaker: Peter Fisher, who served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Domestic Finance, from 2001 to 2003 and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1985 to 2001. 6:45pm registration, 7-8:30pm lecture. Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave, Millburn. For more information please call 973-376-1006.
Gynecological Cancer Support Group at Pathways Pathways. a program of The Connection offers this group for women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment, where resources and coping strategies are shared. Noon–1:15pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. For more info call Michele Visco at 908-273-4242, x154 or email at Pathways@TheConnectionOnline.org.
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By Deborah Schapiro
here are probably as many reasons for seeking an independent school education for one’s child as there are independent schools. Parents may want a single-sex setting or a religion-infused curriculum. They may prefer a particular educational philosophy or need special accommodations for their child. Whatever the need, there is an independent school to meet it.
Since 1894, Kent Place School in Summit has been educating girls in grades K through 12 (it also has a coed preschool) to be leaders. According to Head of School Susan Bosland, “We have the rigorous academic curriculum, the strong teachers, and the all-girls’ environment…But what sets Kent Place apart is the leadership piece that is integrated within the curriculum and the programs we offer.” These programs include the Girls’ Leadership Institute (a 10-day summer enrichment program), the Global Service Learning Initiative (community service projects in developing nations and parts of the United States), and the Ethics Institute (workshops and lectures for students, faculty and parents on moral decisionmaking and leadership). Like Kent Place, Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA), an independent college prep school serving students from pre-K though grade 12, includes ethics in its curriculum. According to Debbie Kozak, Director of Communications and Marketing, “We have a strong commitment to teaching character, which we do through our Integrated Ethics Program that encompasses ethics, community service, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and global experience.” MKA is also known for its creative curriculum that includes strong writing and Core Works programs. In Core Works, students are introduced to masterpieces of both Western and non-Western cultures in every grade. Kozak also cites MKA’s small class sizes, dedicated faculty and technology-enriched environment. Every student in grade four and up has a laptop, while younger
students use classroom laptops and iPads. She notes that teachers are given extensive training in integrating technology into classroom instruction to enhance teaching and learning. Personal computers are also used by all students at The Winston School, a coed school in Short Hills serving students in grades three through eight who have language-based learning challenges. Head of School, Dr. Peter Lewis, explains that Winston students “have the intellect and potential to achieve at school, but they have difficulty processing certain types of information, which interferes with their ability to read, write, solve math problems, speak or listen.” These students are helped by Winston’s incorporation of the latest assistive technology, as well as individualized learning plans. Speech and occupational therapy are built into the curriculum; students may also receive individual therapies. Cordrey says that Winston graduates are “well prepared for matriculation into high school. They just have additional learning techniques that allow them to keep up with their peers.” Another educational institution that specializes in working with students with language-based learning disabilities is The Craig School, with campuses in Lincoln Park (high school) and Mountain Lakes (grades 3-8). At Craig, each student has an individualized educational program and access to technology in every classroom; all are taught note-taking skills, organizational skills, visualization techniques and approaches to studying. Students are also intro-
duced to a highly defined cross curricular organizational program involving a systematic binder system, student assignment book and color-coded paper which provides students with both tools and approaches which they then internalize and can use in future situations. Classes generally have fewer than eight students, allowing for a great deal of individual attention. According to Head of School, Dr. Eric M. Caparulo, “While we provide our students strategic approaches and individualized support, our ultimate goal is to develop independent learners. I strongly believe that students will rise as high as you set the bar, but in order to reach it, we, as a program, need to provide to them the approaches and tools that allow them to be successful.” The Albrook School, a coed Montessori school in Basking Ridge serving children aged two to twelve, focuses on a childcentered approach to education and learning. In accordance with Montessori philosophy, Albrook aims to develop the whole child— socially, emotionally, academically and physically. Children joyfully learn and discover knowledge with the use of hands-on materials in multi-age classrooms. Its extensive music and drama programs develop students’ confidence and creativity. What sets Albrook apart is its Peace Curriculum, which teaches children to respect themselves, others, and the environment. notes Co-Director Jean Hicks, “The Albrook School…cultivates the joy of learning in a safe, caring, peaceful environment.” s
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Private & Independent School Resource Directory Academy of St. Elizabeth
The Craig School
2 Convent Road, Convent Station 973-290-5225 www.aosenj.org Director/Contact: Kathleen Thomas, Director of Admissions Age Group: Young women, grades 9-12
10 Tower Hill Rd. Mountain Lakes 973-334-1295 www.craigschool.org Director/Contact: Marci Taub Age Group: Grades 3-12
Catholic, independent college preparatory school for young women, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, promotes moral responsibility and the disciplines of academic excellence within a nurturing faith community. Single gender education is fundamental and appropriate in fostering leadership roles for women in society. Private tours and entrance exam by appointment.
The mission of The Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.
The Albrook School
Our Lady of Sorrows School
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College preparation lies at the forefront of a Golda Och Academy education. One hundred percent of our students go on to 4-year colleges/ universities including Barnard, Brandeis, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Lehigh, Muhlenberg, Princeton, Rutgers, Tel Aviv University, Tufts, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Washington University, Wesleyan University and Yale. Planning for college begins well before the application process. The GOA Office of College Counseling provides comprehensive college services to students and their parents. A Golda Och Academy education is about more than just academics, it’s about guiding each student to achieve his or her unique intellectual, creative, and social potential. GOA prepares students for a lifelong journey of growth and discovery, rooted in a love of Judaism and Israel. We offer multiple entry points through our GO Connect program for students with no prior Jewish day school background. Scan to find out more, or visit www.GoldaOchAcademy.org/ Admissions/College-Prep
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361 Somerville Rd. Basking Ridge 908-580-0661 www.albrookschool.org Director/Contact: Pauline MacNeill and Jean Hicks Age Group: Ages 2-12 years The Albrook School, guided by Montessori philosophy, serves children ages 2-12. The teachers cultivate the joy of learning in a caring, peaceful environment. Hands-on materials are used for self-discovery in multi-age classrooms to promote independent thinking and creative problem solving, allowing each child to reach his potential. The Albrook School is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
230 Mendham Rd., Morristown 973-538-3231 www.delbarton.org Director/Contact: Dr. David Donovan, Director of Admissions Age Group: Young men, grades 7-12 Delbarton School is an independent Roman Catholic learning community conducted by the Benedictine Monks of St. Mary’s Abbey with their Lay colleagues. They welcome young men in grades 7 through 12 with diverse backgrounds to pursue excellence, deliver leadership and to build character by educating the whole person—mind, body and spirit.
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Far Brook School
Country Day School provides each child brilliant beginnings for success in the modern world.
52 Great Hills Rd., Short Hills 973-379-3442 www.farbrook.org Director/Contact: Mikki Murphy, Admissions Director Age Group: Pre-K thru 8th Grade
Gill St. Bernard’s School
Far Brook School in Short Hills is an independent, coeducational day school for 226 students from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach to learning provides children a classical liberal arts education at an elementary and middle school level. Overall student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1. A Far Brook education stimulates curiosity and initiative through a thematic academic program that focuses on the development of the whole child, emphasizing learning through the arts.
Far Hills Country Day School 697 Mine Brook Road/ Route 202, Far Hills 908-766-0622 www.fhcds.org Director/Contact: Kassandra Hayes, Admission Director Age Group: Pre-K thru 8th Grade
St. Bernard’s Rd., Gladstone 908-234-1611 x245 www.gsbschool.org facebook.com/gsbschool Director/Contact: Karen Loder, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Age Group: Age 3 thru Grade 12 Gill St. Bernard’s School is committed to developing intelligent, capable young people who are well prepared for higher education, who can think critically and analytically and act with integrity and compassion. Small classes promote student engagement and 100 percent of GSB graduates are admitted to four-year colleges including liberal arts schools, competitive state universities, prominent research institutions, art institutes, conservatories, technical schools, service academies and schools among the Ivy League. Extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for self-discovery, creative expression and leadership.
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Golda Och Academy (Formerly Solomon Schecter Day School of Essex & Union) 1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange 122 Gregory Ave., West Orange 973-602-3600 www.GoldaOchAcademy.org Director/Contact: Dr. Joyce Raynor, Head of School Age Group: Pre-K thru 12th Grade Golda Och Academy is an accredited private independent school, educating students from Pre-K-12th grade in a flexible and caring environment that nurtures their minds and their spirits. We ground a rigorous academic curriculum in the culture and tenets of Conservative Judaism, while welcoming students and families from a range of synagogue affiliations and Jewish expression.
OPEN DOORS At Far Brook, learning through the arts inspires critical thinking. Imagine the possibilities.
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Kent Place School 42 Norwood Ave., Summit 908-273-0900 www.kentplace.org Director/Contact: Mrs. Julia Wall, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Age Group: Preschool thru Grade 12 Founded in 1894, Kent Place School is New Jersey’s only independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, with a coeducational preschool program for boys and girls, ages 3-5.
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The mission of Holy Family School is to be a community of learners who, enlightened and inspired by Christ’s love, assist each individual to realize his or her unique potential. Contact us for information on our Pre-School and Enrichment Summer Camps.
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e mission of e Craig School is to provide to our students a strategy-based, comprehensive and challenging school that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem.
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Mount Saint Mary Academy 1645 Route 22 at Terrill Rd., Watchung 908-757-0108 x4506 www.mountsaintmary.org Age Group: Young women, Grades 9-12 Mount Saint Mary Academy is a Catholic, independent school that provides an exemplary college preparatory education for young women in grades 9 through 12. For over 100 years, the Mount has inspired young women to become their best selves. In an ever changing world, the Mount remains a place where innovation shapes the learning environment while timeless values serve as the foundation.
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit 908-522-8109 www.oakknoll.org Director/Contact: Suzanne Kimm Lewis, Director of Admissions Age Group: Grades K-12 Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a Catholic independent school. Grades K–6 are coeducational and Grades 7–2 are for young women. Courses and activities stress academic, athletic, social, creative and moral development as well as extensive technology resources. Secondary school placement and college counseling are offered.
Our Lady of Sorrows School 172 Academy Street, South Orange 973-762-5169 www.ourladyofsorrowsschool.org Director/Contact: Sister Judith Blair Age Group: 6 weeks thru Grade 8 Our Lady of Sorrows is a Catholic educational community dedicated to educating the young Christians of today to become the adult Christians of tomorrow. We strive to enhance the lifelong development of each child’s spiritual, intellectual, physical and social proficiencies, as well as their talents.
The Red Oaks School 21 Cutler Street, Morristown 973-539-7853 www.RedOaksSchool.org Director/Contact: Marilyn Stewart, Head of School Age Group: Age 3 thru 8th grade
Discover why so many Pingry students achieve academic, athletic, and artistic excellence. Visit Pingry.org for Admission event dates or call us at 908-647-6419. Source: Pingry Class of 2012
The mission of The Red Oaks School is to lay the foundation for students to be engaged global citizens, equipped with 21st century skills. Our dynamic curriculum is based on core Montessori principles, enhanced by current educational research. The Red Oaks School provides a culturally diverse environment in which students develop a love of learning, a strong social conscience, and a spirit of discovery as they pursue their full academic and personal potential. s
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n 1965, a group of devoted and proactive parents got together and founded the Red Oaks School in Morristown because they wanted a different experience for their young children’s education. Based on the core Montessori philosophy and principles of education, the two-campus independent school serves students ages three through grade eight and provides a gold standard curricula which emphasize independence, respect for a child’s natural cognitive and psychological development, support for each student’s individual style and pace of learning and an innate love of learning. Fast forward to today and in 2013, one sees how and why the Red Oaks School is an exceptional model for preparing students for the 21st century. Boasting a first-rate student-to-teacher ratio of 9:1, the Red Oaks School serves families who reside in over 35 communities located primarily in Essex, Union and Morris counties. 50% of Red Oaks students come from families that originated from outside the United States and speak another language or dialect in their respective households. This powerfully underscores the Red Oaks School’s celebration of and commitment to diversity in the student population. Because global participation and the ability to interact and respect divergent cultures on the world scene is rapidly emerg-
ing as a significant component of the 21st century mindset , the Red Oaks School helps students reach their individual potential while still maintaining the connection to others. Head of School, Marilyn Stewart explains, “Moving forward in the 21st century, our youngsters and teens must have a keen understanding and sensitivity for all cultures in the global community. They will face challenges and opportunities that require respect for others who are vastly different from themselves. ” One reason for the Red Oak School’s growth and popularity is the consistency of parent involvement. In September 2012, the middle school opened because parents whose children attended the preschool and elementary school wanted to see a continuation of this outstanding educational template. As Stewart notes, “Parents as the driving force recognized the value of our smaller, distinctive intimate settings and wanted this extended to middle-schoolers as well.” Integrated technology, discussions, activities and experiments comprise the signature middle school curriculum. Director of Admissions, Laura Gregoire says, “For these 11 to 14 year-old s, action is the key. It’s not enough to just sit and learn about a subject.” One example of our Ecology/Environmental Science curriculum is the Speedwell Lake Curriculum. Through this program, students spend two hours per week at the
local Speedwell Lake in Morristown where they research scientific components such as PH and oxygen levels. The results are fed into an international data base which professional scientists utilize for major projects. Gregoire notes, “Our students see firsthand how their work contributes to the scientific community.” Both Stewart and Gregoire want parents of prospective students and first-time students from neighboring communities to know that they can visit and observe classes at the two campuses and participate and ask questions of the teachers in the classrooms. Daily tours are available by appointment and the Red Oaks School is happy to accommodate parents’ busy schedules. When asked about this exciting time in the Red Oaks School history, Stewart is characteristically optimistic, “We are building a community of learners. Our school culture is nurturing, inclusive and progressive—our kids and teachers are up to the unique challenges of the 21st century.” s The Red Oaks School 21 Cutler Street, Morristown 973-539-7853 x10 • www.redoaksschool.org
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Valentine Dinner Date Cooking Class Chef Suzanne Lowery has the perfect dinner menu filled with an assortment of flavors that will make this a memorable Valentine date. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Straight No Chaser
Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, a capella favorites Straight No Chaser has forged a capitvating sound featuring ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Lord of the Dance Created by Michael Flatley this mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance based on mythical Irish folklore captures the hearts of all who experience it with a masterful combination of precision Irish stepdancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. 3 and 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.
“The Language Archive” This comedy of the heart explores the mysterious language of love, which often fails when it is needed most. This winner of the 2010 Blackburn Prize weaves together the stories of five people in the throes of love, from the durable to the disappointing to the unrequited. Thru Feb.10. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave, Summit. For more information and tickets please call 973-3787754, x2228 or visit www.DreamcatcherRep.org.
5 A Day the Italian Way
African Violet Club of Morris County
Work with chef Diana Albanese and learn how to use eggplant, mushrooms and chickpeas to create delicious, healthful Italian recipes perfect for the Lenten season. 11am-2pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills. Call 973-258-4009 for information.
A panel discussion of the different types of plants in this genus, their cultural needs and how to propagate them. 7pm. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org.
Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor Sweet Honey In The Rock This Grammy-winning, African American a cappella ensemble has provided a soundtrack to worldwide movements of social justice for over thirty years and their variety of musical genres—blues, folk, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, African chants, lullabies and morecovers the full spectrum of human experience. Their powerful vocals, joined by hand percussion instruments and accompanied by American Sign Language interpretation, create a blend of moving lyrics and movement. 8pm. NJPAC, (Prudential Hall), 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
The Last Celebrity In celebration of Black History Month 2013, Luna Stage presents reg e gaines in “The Last Celebrity”. A collage of poetry, music and monologue, it is a non-linear look at reg’s accidental brush with fame and his journey from obscure street poet to writer of the Tony Award winning musical, Bring in da Noise/ Bring in da Funk. 8pm. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd., West Orange. Call 973-395-5551 for information.
Powerful You! Women’s Network Meeting This group is designed for all women to create lasting business and personal relationships and assist women in business and in life. You do NOT need to be a business owner to attend the meetings. Every 2nd Wednesday. Enzzo’s Trattoria, 514 Millburn Ave, Short Hills. Call Melissa Brown at 973-379-3970 or visit www.powerfulyou.com.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Valentine Luncheon for Seniors
A hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy! The renowned “Il Stupendo” is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera Otello. Chaos ensues when his wife mistakenly leaves him a “Dear John” letter and the distraught singer is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers. What follows is a chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres and musical mayheim! Thru Mar 10. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Call 973-376-4343 for more information or visit www.papermill.org.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your YMCA friends. Wear pink or red, bring a story or picture to share about something or someone you love. Catered buffet lunch. 12:30-2pm. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit. Call 908-273-3330 to register or for more information.
Anthony Hamilton and Chrisette Michele This Valentine’s Day, experience the very best in contemporary soul and R&B with Grammy Award winners Anthony Hamilton and Chrisette Michele. 8pm. NJAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
Jon B: My Valentine R&B singer, songwriter and producer Jon B. delivers smooth R&B. His unforgettable 1997 classic hit, “They Don’t Know” lead the charts and later became a platinum certified single. Jon B. has penned material for artists including Maxi Priest, For Real, After 7, Spice Girls, Az Yet and Toni Braxton. 7:30pm. SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275 1114 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
From New York With Love Love songs, romantic favorites and music that touch the heart, as performed by Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon), Anthony and Will Nunziata and stars from the New York City cabaret and Broadway scene. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org
The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & the Hare Cutting-edge stagecraft puts a contemporary spin on two classic children’s tales when this company’s signature puppets radiate through the darkness, outlined in electro-luminescent wire. 10am and 12:30pm. Recommended for grades PreK-2. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Family Bingo Night Join the Berkeley Heights YMCA for a fun night of bingo, familystyle. 7-8:30pm. Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights. For more information, please call 908-464-8373 or visit www. theSAY.org.
Tot Tours: Art Walk Discover different kinds of art and mediums then create a watercolor painting. Tot Tours is a fun and enriching program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project. Pre- registration is not required. Tours last around 30 minutes and begin promptly at 10:00am. The Museum opens early exclusively for this program. Select Fridays every month at 10am FREE with Museum admission. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. For more information please call 973971-3700.
Summit Downtown’s 5th Annual Restaurant Week More than 30 restaurants/eateries/ food specialty shops will be offering a special item, menu, or prix fixe meal every day of Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants include Batavia Café, Brownie Points Bakery, Bombay Bistro, Monster Sushi, Negeen Persian Grill, The Eatery, Winberie’s. Runs thru Feb. 24. For a continually updated listing of restaurants and their specials, call Summit Downtown, Inc. 908-277-6101 or visit www.summitdowntown.org.
A Reunion of Old Friends A rare joint appearance of master songwriters and old friends Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, filled with affection, stirring songwriting and the special harmony of two old friends. The Sanctuary Concerts. 8pm, Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham. Call 973-376-4946 or visit www.sanctuaryconcerts.org for more information.
Hub Hollow at The Minstrel Dave Rimelis opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973335-9489 or visit www. project.
A Moving Meditation with Nia In this special moving meditation, you will tune into body sensation and move in relationship to sound and silence with verbal cues. Express yourself through the simple, healing body language of Nia and allow your spirit to soar as you create a circle to ignite intentions and move joy, pain and passion. 7-8pm. Limited space, pre-registration required. Terra Sky Center for Wellness, 510 Morris Ave, Summit. For more information, please call 908-277-1222 or visit www.terraskycenter.com.
The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & the Hare 10am and 2pm. See February 14 for details.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare 10am and 2pm. See February 14 for details.
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Green Hill Gala
reen Hill Inc., the not-for-profit organization that supports northern New Jersey senior citizens, hosted their annual Gala on October 18 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange. Two Green Hill trustees, one current and one former, were honored. Mr. A. Duncan Kidd received the Lincoln Ames Award for his exemplary commitment and service to the innovation and success of Green Hill, Inc. Dr. Catherine Sladowski, a former Green Hill Trustee was honored posthumously, and was awarded the Green Hill Spirit Award, which is bestowed upon an individual whose life and spirit embodied the mission, vision and passion for caring of Green Hill Inc. The evening consisted of dining, entertainment, a silent auction basket raffle and holiday boutique shopping. The event directly benefitted Green Hill projects including the building of two new Green House Homes and local elder services.
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1. Secretary of the Board of Trustees Lorie Braender, Lorie Gardner from Chatham, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, President of Green Hill Toni Lynne Davis, and Chairman of the Board Dr. Paul O’Connor from Verona 2. Karen and Joe Poy from Millburn 3. Elizabeth Linder from Roseland and Lorie Gardner from Chatham 4. Amy Ciuffreda of Lawrenceville, Walter Brasch of Little Silver, Michael Gorman of Millburn April 2012
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Royal Comedy Tour
Sing-a-Long Sound of Music Sing-a-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the Julie Andrews movie in glorious technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the audience can sing along. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
Enjoy a night of big laughs with some of the hottest names in comedy, including Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and Tony Rock. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
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75th Celebration Concert! The 50-piece Westfield Symphony, conducted by David Wroe, takes a trip down memory lane of Hollywood’s greatest movie themes, from epics such as Gone with the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia, to the Golden Age of the Musical, including West Side Story and Oklahoma, to modern favorites such as Star Wars, ET and Harry Potter. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Planting with the Presidents Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were plant lovers and great farmers! Learn about their gardens, practice some of the same skills that they used and take home a “presidential” tree. This program is suitable for children ages 8-13. Register by February 3. 1:30-3pm.The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown. For more information, visit www.arboretumfriends.org.
Join decorative arts collector Ken Miller for a brief examination of the early silver industry in the Colonies and newly born United States, focused on the significant changes within this one craft. Social and commercial life went through its own revolution during these years and can be witnessed through the stories of early America’s silversmiths. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave, Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 x15 or visit www.maccullochhall.org.
Cyrus Chestnut Trio Featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut, who has performed with artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Kathleen Battle and Bette Midler. As a leader, he’s know for classic recordings like Revolution (1994) and Soul Food (2001). 11am. NICO Kitchen + Bar, One Center St. Newark, Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org. (continued on page 37)
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The Connection Summer Camps 79 Maple St. Summit 908-273-4242 • www.TheConnectionOnline.org Director/Contact: Tracy Burkholder & Cindy McArthur Our SummerFun campers enjoy activities such as swim lessons, dance, sports, gymnastics, yoga, science, arts, crafts, and many opportunities to make new friends and experience new adventures. Lights! Camera! Action! offers Summer Stock experiences including on-camera classes, voice, dance, staging, set/costume design (plus Rec swim) culminating in a different show every 2 weeks. Girls’ Gymnastics Camp is perfect for beginner-advanced gymnasts and includes swim time and a tumble contest every Friday. Fit & Fun Camp includes soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, circuit training and swimming. Travel Campers take day trips under the supervision of our professional staff to Medieval Times, Bronx Zoo, a Broadway show, Liberty Science Center and more! For those that need it, extended hours are available.
Delbarton Sports Camps & Academic Sessions 230 Mendham Road, Morristown 973-538-3231 x301 • www.delbarton.org/summer Director/Contact: Kent Manno, Sports; Kelly Gleason, Academics Delbarton makes the most of summer. At the Sports Camps, boys in grades 3-9 can develop skills and build character on and off the playing field. The Summer Academic Session offers co-ed advanced credit, enrichment and skills courses for grades 3-12. Delbarton’s 200-acre campus is the perfect play to play, strive and learn.
Girls’ Leadership Institute 42 Norwood Avenue Summit 908-273-0900 x303 • www.kentplace.com/gli Director/Contact: Erin Hennessy and Carol Gordon The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) at Kent Place School, which runs July 15-26, is a unique summer program for girls entering seventh and eighth grades to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem. Each girl will discover and develop her own unique leadership style though a broad range of hands-on activities. At the Institute, participants learn about team-building, different leadership styles and group dynamics. Throughout the two weeks, the girls work closely with high school
mentors and interact with adult women who share their personal and professional leadership journeys. In a culminating presentation, participants showcase the public speaking skills they developed in the program’s communication workshops. Graduates of the program go on to become student government leaders, yearbook editors, team captains and club presidents.
Glassworks Studio Summer Craft Camp 151 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 973-656-0800 •www.umakeglass.com Director/Contact: Stacey Schlosser Glassworks Studio Summer Craft Camp is an exploration of media, a variety of projects and an endless amount of creativity! Led by an experienced public school art teacher, the participants are guided with proven techniques for success. Each project is completely different in design and scope from every other project.
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Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute Presents: The Jazz/Fusion Workshop July 7-12, 2013 (ages 13-18)
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42 Norwood Avenue Summit 908-273-0900 x297 • www.kentplace.org/summercamp Director/Contact: Donna Ray Kent Place Summer Camp, which runs June 10-August 23, is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Our beautiful 26-acre campus offers regulation artificial turf playing fields, playgrounds, a modern field house, five tennis courts, air-conditioned dining hall and classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs and an arts center. Campers are well supervised by a qualified and caring staff of program directors, teachers and experienced counselors. Please visit our website for Open House and registration information!
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596 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 2 Green Village Rd., Madison 800-731-0830 • www.languageworkshopforchildren.com Director/Contact: François Thibaut Ages 3-9 acquire French or Spanish in the Language Workshop’s stimulating summer Enrichment Program. Italian is available at LWFC in Madison. Children learn vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar through immersion fun, costumes, baking, arts and crafts, theme days, birthday parties and more! Also Languages for Tots ® for 6 months-3 years. Flexible scheduling and native speaking Thibaut Techinque teachers.
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Mathnasium of Chatham/Summit
Enrichment Programs From athletics to academics, Hi-Hills offers a broad range of enrichment programs for all ages Kinder Camp A fun and nurturing environment for 3-5 year olds Traditional Day Camp Making friends and learning new skills for 6-11 year olds Teen Travel Fun day trips and week-long overnights for 12-14 year olds CIT Program Counselor-in-Training – Transition from camper to counselor for 14-15 year olds
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650 Shunpike Rd., Chatham 86 Summit Ave., LL4 Summit 973-377-6284 • www.mathnasium.com/chatham www.mathnasium.com/summit Director/Contact: James & Jodi Ralston Mathnasium’s summer programs will strengthen your child’s math skills and confidence, and prepare him or her for all future mathrelated studies. For some students, this means a solid review of prior math materials. For others, it means getting a preview of what is to come in the next school year and beyond. For most, it means both mathematical review and preview to lay the solid groundwork necessary for future success. Enrollment is limited, so call today!
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Newark Academy Summer Programs 91 S. Orange Ave., Livingston 973-992-7000 www.newarka.edu/summer-programs Director/Contact: Robert Mallalieu, Academics; Liz Bona-Beach, Sports Newark Academy is the premier source for summer educational and athletic programming. The Summer Session provides an unparalleled academic experience, including advance credit, enrichment, skill development and specialized workshops. The Sports Camps, led by talented and dedicated coaches, provide young athletes with an array of experiences from skill acquisition to championshiplevel team play. Visit the website for details or call for a brochure!
One Happy Camper NJ 901 Route 10, Whippany 973-929-2970 • www.OneHappyCamperNJ.org Director/Contact: Tracy Levine One Happy Camper NJ is a free resource that connects kids with the perfect Jewish overnight camp— with over 150 camps, from traditional to every specialty imaginable, there’s sure to a great camp for your child. $1,000 grants for eligible first-time campers. Contact us now to plan for summer 2013!
The Pingry School 39 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge 908-647-5555 x1463 www.pingry.org/bigbluesummer Director/Contact: Mark Facciani, Director of Summer & Auxilliary Programs This summer at Pingry, we provide a variety of academic opportunities on nearly every level. Whether your child is entering Kindergarten and would like help transitioning into his or her first academic experience, or is a rising senior with an eye on college, we have outstanding programs to meet their needs and interests. Our teachers specialize in providing excellent, age-appropriate instruction in a personal and encouraging environment.
Prime Time Summer Arts/ Pre-School Prime Time Summer Arts 14 S. Park St., Montclair 973-655-9819 • www.smapa.org Director/Contact: Sharron Miller Children ages 6-14 can enjoy full-day programming featuring dance, drama, musical theatre and art as well as swimming in two three-week sessions. Preschoolers can enjoy half-day programming that features dance, drama, musical theatre and art in nine one-week sessions.
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973-831-7779 • www.seecamps.com Director/Contact: Chris Patrick Above-average students enjoy a variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences in either location. Campers explore the sciences and the fine and performing arts. They also take part in recreational activities including swimming, fencing, volleyball and yoga. Curriculum-related field trips are included.
Sports Broadcasting Camps at Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave., Montclair 800-319-0884 • www.playbyplaycamps.com Director/Contact: Steve Goldstein & Jeremy Treatman Campers will learn from the pros, meet sports celebrities, make play-by-play, reporting and sports anchor tapes, host their own sports talk radio show, participate in trivia and Stump-the-Schwab contests and much more. July 8-12, 2013
Stepping Forward Therapeutic Summer Camps 26 Main Street, Chatham NJ • 973 635 6550 www.steppingforwardcounselingcenter.com Therapeutic camp at 3 Locations: Chatham, Nutley and a sleep a way in Waretownship. Kids have fun while making friends at our therapeutic summer camp. They achieve goals, conquer fears, build confidence and build self-esteem. They develop an enthusiasm for lifewhile learning social and emotional skills that will last a lifetime.1:3 staff to client ratio. We hand- selected graduate students and professionals in Special education, Psychology, Physical Education and Recreation Therapy.
Summer Adventures at Oak Knoll 44 Blackburn Rd., Summit 908-522-8186 • www.oakknoll.org Director/Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Summer Adventures is a great place for children to spend all or part of their summer. Age-appropriate divisions offer enriching and creative opportunities for playful learning. Activities include swimming, sports, arts, trips and more! Camp runs June 24-August 9.
The Winston School Center f or Learning 30 East Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-379-4114 • ww.winstonschool.org Director/Contact: Anne Buonvino The Winston Center for Learning announces its Summer Camp program beginning July 8 through August 1, 2013. The camp program includes reading, math, study skills, computers, sports and art. Camp begins at 9:00 AM thorough noon. The cost is $400.00/week. For information, contact The Winston School at 973.379.4114 Ext. 102. s
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“The Artist” Shot on location in Los Angeles, CA during the twilight of Hollywood’s silent film era in 1927 when George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. 3pm. Jules Schwartz Theatre, Kean University’s STEM Building, 1075 Morris Ave, Union. For more information, call 908-737-5932.
Afternoon Music Presents Winds & Piano Afternoon Music presents oboist Megan Marolf, bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and pianist Mitchell Vines performing the Poulenc Tiro and other words. Meet the musicians at a reception following the concert. 4pm. The Unitarian Church in Summit, 4 Waldron Ave, Summit. For more information, call 908-273-3245 or visit www.ucsummit.org.
Midtown Direct Concert Series Jazz artist Winard Harper’s lifelong jazz apprenticeship has taken him around the world. It includes playing and recording with many greats, including Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dr. Billy Taylor and Dexter Gordon. Influences include Jackie McClean and Clifford Brown. 7pm. SOPAC Loft, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. Call 973-275- 1114 or visit www. sopacnow.org.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Abraham Lincoln Remembered In honor of President’s Day, trace the route of Lincoln’s famous whistle-stop train trip that brought him to Washington, D.C., in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office. Families use “travel cards” to find out about significant events on the trip, including the roles that famous 19th century American detective Allen Pinkerton and the first American female private eye, Kate Warne, had in protecting the president-elect. 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave Morristown. For more information or to register, please call 973-538-2404 x16 or email email@example.com.
Build Historical Morristown Help to build 50 LEGO® historical buildings in Morristown with 50 families using 50,000 LEGO® building blocks. Your creations will be use to create a giant map of Morristown. 10am-12pm. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 973-971-3706 or visit www. morrismuseum.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Caregivers’ Support Group To register and for additional information, please call 908-598-5548. 7pm. SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Twelve Angry Men
Hasidic Jewish musician Matisyahu is known for blending religious themes with reggae, rock, hip hop and more into a unique sound on hits such as “King with a Crown” and “One Day” that have earned him the devotion of legions of fans worldwide and a place in pop culture at large. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-5398008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.
Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman Serge, features a 19-year-old man standing trial for the stabbing of his father. The twelve jurors are quick to pin the murder on the son until one of the jurors begins looking into the facts. Filled with tempers flaring and arguments growing this play will keep you on the edge of your seat! 8pm. Theatre-in-the-Round, South Orange, Bishop Dougherty University Center, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange. Call Deirdre Yates at 973-7619474 for more informaiton. (continued on page 38)
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Bowfire An ensemble of crack violinists plus an assortment of accompanying musicians bring a white-hot fusion of every style of fiddle music imaginable, from classical, rock and bluegrass, to gypsy, jazz and Celtic. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
Jacob Johnson At The Minstrel Blue Jersey opens. Sponsored by the Folk Project. 8pm, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Call 73-335-9489 or visit www.folkproject.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Ron White Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman who sprung from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www. njpac.org.
George Lopez Performs George is an American comedian, actor and talk show host. His standup comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican American culture. 7pm. The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair. Call (877) 935-5668 for more information.
Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance This two-day celebration of dance in the Garden State includes an eclectic program of works from companies from throughout the state. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
All-State Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Women’s Choir This performance features a collective of some of the most outstanding young singers and instrumentalists from throughout New Jersey. 2:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-2975828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Masters of the Fiddle Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers. They also happen to be married. Together, they meld their individual virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song, combining the best of Celtic, bluegrass and other musical styles. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. Classical Guitarists Performance
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Abendmusik presents a Sunday afternoon concert featuring two outstanding classical guitarists, Brett Grigsby and Darren O’Neill. There will be a reception following the concert. 3pm. Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S. Park Pl., (On the Green), Morristown. For more information, please call 973538-2132 or visit www. morristownumc.com.
The Naughtons made their European debut at Herkulesaal in Munich, where the Sueddeutsche Zeitung proclaimed them “an outstanding piano duo”. They made their Asian debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. 8pm. Call 973-3132787 or visit www.sopacnow.org.
Hilary Hahn Performs
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Beginning Birders Field Trip at Sandy Hook Join NJ Audubon for a beginning birding trip at Sandy Hook in the peak of the winter waterfowl and gulls season. Guardian Park parking lot, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook. Pre-registration required by Feb. 17, call 908-766-5787 or email email@example.com.
This four-hour workshop will teach students a method for transforming images onto clay slabs and carving low-relief floral design of their choosing. Students will make plastic moulds of their tile which can be used later to produce multiple copies of the same tile. 10am-4pm. Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave Montclair. Call 973-746-5555 or visit www. montclairartmuseum.org.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Let’s Go Exploring…With Ranger Dave A series of monthly programs led by Refuge Range Dave Sagan. Ages 6-12. Indoor learning activities followed by exploration outside. Dress warmly. Meet at Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd., Harding Township. Call 973-425-9510 or www.friendsofgreatswamp.org
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Breast Cancer Survivorship Group American violinist Hilary Hahn brings works by Beethoven and Bach, plus selected shorts from 27 Pieces: “The Hilary Hahn Encores”, which she commissioned herself from 27 European and American composers. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
This group is for those who have experienced breast cancer and wish to receive support from others who have similar experiences and to share information about ways to manage common concerns for breast cancer survivors. Berkeley Heights Campus, Breast Cancer Center Waiting Area, Berkeley Heights. For more information or to register, please call us at 908-277-8670.
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To register and for additional information, please call 908-598-5548. 10am.SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Stars of the Pharaohs Discover how ancient Egyptians studied the skies to tell time, create workable calendars and align gigantic monuments. Not only does the program include images of the Egyptian ruins as they appear today, but some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world have been digitally recreated to reveal their original splendor. Runs thru March 31. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. Call 973596-6550 or visit www.newarkmuseum.org.
You are invited to celebrate the mascot, Widget the Beaver’s birthday. Join the Museum for an afternoon of fun beaver activities and birthday goodies. Appropriate for children 2-6 years old. Advance registration recommended. Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison. Call 973-377-2982 x12 or visit website more information.
“Legally Blonde” A hit in the 2007 Broadway season, this sparkling show is a musical version of the well-known Reese Witherspoon movie. It’s the sweet and funny story of Elle Woods, a California blonde sorority girl whose boyfriend dumps her because of his political aspirations and need to be “serious.” 6pm. Chatham Highschool, 255 Lafayette Avenue in Chatham Township. Call call 973.493.9052.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Built to Amaze! is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where “children of all ages” find out what it takes to build the “Greatest Show on Earth.” High-energy hilarity is unleashed by colorful circus machinery and shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes. Runs through March 3. 7:30pm. The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark. For tickets, visit www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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Reinforce the power of one with OBIE-winning writer/ actor Daniel Beaty’s solo performance, a multi-character tale that deals with human possibility, hope and the particular dynamics of father-son relationships. 10am and 12:30pm. Grades 7-12. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. Call 973-297-5828 for tickets or visit www.njpac.org.
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Classic Albums Live—The Who’s Who’s Next It’s the world’s great classic rock albums— live on stage, note for note, cut for cut—just the way you remember it. Who’s Next, originally released in 1971. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org. s
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HealtH & Beauty By Julie Jacobs
KNow Your Numbers Facts and Figures For a HealtHy Heart
o you know your blood pressure, your cholesterol, your body-mass index (BMI)? Such numbers can mean the difference between a healthy heart and increased risk for heart disease, the number-one killer of both men and women. If your numbers aren’t ideal, don’t fret. you can turn them around with lifestyle changes—diet and exercise for starters—that can reduce your chance of developing a cardiovascular disorder. and experts agree that small changes can make a difference. Here’s a guide to heart health, by the numbers. Blood Pressure
One of the strongest markers for heart disease, blood pressure is exactly what it sounds like—the pressure of blood against artery walls. When this pressure becomes too high, the heart has to work harder to push blood through the body. Such strain can thicken the heart muscle, which in turn can affect heart function. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is 140/90 mmHg or higher, and pre-hypertension is anything in the middle. The top number measures systolic pressure, when the heart beats and pumps blood out, while the bottom number measures diastolic pressure, when it fills with blood between beats. Both pre-hypertension and hypertension require attention.
a type of fat called a lipid that is found naturally in the blood, cholesterol is necessary to help the body function. too much of it, however, can build up on artery walls, leading to plaque development, narrowed arteries and blocked blood flow. What may surprise you is that not all cholesterol is harmful. High-density lipoprotein (HDl) or “good” cholesterol has a protective value, because it helps remove low-density lipoprotein (lDl) or 40
“bad” cholesterol from the walls of arteries, thereby decreasing heart disease risk. While a total cholesterol level below 200 mg/dl is optimal, if your number is higher, the news may still be good based on your proportions of HDl and lDl. Physicians like to see 50 mg/dl or more of HDl in women and at least 40 mg/dl in men. lDl for both ideally should be lower than 100 mg/dl or at least no more than 129 mg/dl, and close to 70 mg/dl for those with diabetes or cardiovascular problems. What’s important to remember is that every single point you increase HDl or decrease lDl can have a significant, positive impact.
Body fat provides fuel and insulation and plays an integral role in nutrient use and hormone activity. But like most everything else, an excessive amount of it can be detrimental, especially to the heart. BMI looks at weight as well as height to calculate total body fat. according to The National Institutes of Health, a healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 24.9. you’re deemed overweight if it’s just above that, and obese if it’s over 30. One thing to keep in mind is that a person with a lot of muscle mass, like a bodybuilder, can have a high BMI.
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although it does not have a direct impact on risk for heart disease, waist size can adversely affect cholesterol and blood pressure, which can contribute to cardiovascular concerns. a higher waist circumference also can endanger vital organs in the abdomen. to determine your waist size, measure around your body at your belly button. Women should strive for 35 inches or less, and men for 40 inches or less.
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a high level of CRP has long been associated with such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, and now it is viewed as a predictor of heart disease. Produced by the liver and measured in the blood, CRP points to inflammation in the body. In the heart, inflammation of the blood vessels can lead to atherosclerosis and other cardiac illness. The american Heart association says a CRP level of 1.0 or more indicates average risk for cardiovascular issues. If your number is above 3.0, your risk is high. There often are no symptoms for conditions like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, so get your numbers checked regularly. and talk to your physician about interventions that are best for you to lower your risk for heart disease. s
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DIAMOND MINDS By Barry Farber
TAKE THE FIRST STEP AGAINST FEAR
t took Alexander the Great 10 years—from age 23 to his death at 33—to conquer most of the known world. Alexander has been studied and admired throughout the centuries for his incredible willingness and ability to take action in the face of adversity. This is made even more interesting by the fact that Alexander’s armies were always outnumbered, sometimes by as much as twenty to one. But Alexander knew that the greatest obstacle to success is fear, so his philosophy was to attack so swiftly and move so quickly that his soldiers didn’t have time to be afraid.
we start to believe the excuses we make for ourselves. Therefore, the first step in taming our fear is to analyze what is real and what is not, then dive in and take action. Author Tom Peters had the privilege of introducing the late Sam Walton, the Barry Farber founder of Walmart, when he was being inducted into the sales and marketing executives Hall of Fame. Here’s what he learned about fear vs. taking action: “I called David Glass, CEO of Walmart. I said, “All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the ‘If you had 90 seconds to say something about Sam power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a Walton, what would you say?’ Quicker than a wink, he answered, ‘Sam Walton is not afraid to fail. He’ll fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has give something a try, he’ll make a total mess of it, and taken the first step. With every additional step you walk back in tomorrow with a smile on his face and another idea.’ It’s that ability to try something, make a enhance immensely the value of your first.” mess of it, and get on with the next action that allows -RALPH WALDO EMERSON us to win out over fear.” Remember: there’s only one first time. After you Fear blocks people from achieving their goals. People are afraid take the first action, it cannot be quite as scary or difficult again. of failing, of making a mistake or looking foolish. The more we think Every time we step up to try something new, we learn more than we about all the possible reasons something won’t work out, the more expect. Each unique experience gives us insights we could never attain except through action. Children are such quick learners because our fear paralyzes us and we end up taking no action at all. I think of FEAR as an acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real. everything is new to them; when we open our minds and our senses Many times what we’re afraid of isn’t even real; it is the anticipation to things we might never otherwise experience, our knowledge of the of negative results, our imagination working overtime, and the reason world expands tremendously with each new step we take. Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and land more deals. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. His next book, Success Secrets of Sales Superstars will be released April 2013 by Entrepreneur Press. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. Visit him at: www.barryfarber.com or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen to the new show: www.blogtalkradio.com/barryfarber
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Mending a Broken Blush
f you’ve ever been reluctant to throw out broken blush or eye shadow, “just in case,” here’s some good news: there’s a way to restore that messy container full of dust to it’s original state. All you need is rubbing alcohol and something smooth and good for spreading, such as a butter knife. Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol directly to the makeup until it’s soft and spreadable. It’s fine if the makeup gets saturated—the alcohol will eventually evaporate. Next, take a butter knife, or the back of a spoon, and spread the makeup across the container to make a flat, smooth surface. After drying for a day or so, the makeup should be ready to use.
ry flaky scalps are uncomfortable and embarrassing, and sometimes hard to treat. Shampoos designed to combat dandruff associated with dry skin, such as Head and Shoulders, work well for many people. But if your scalp is extra dry, or is suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, LUSH’s Superbalm is a “spot treatment” for the scalp, with moisturizing ingredients including coconut oil, chamomile blue and candelilla wax, as well as lavender oil to calm skin irritation. Massage a small amount into the scalp only, targeting specific areas if necessary; leave on for about 20 minutes, wash it out and shampoo and condition as you normally would. LUSH’s Roots Healthy Scalp Cream is another great treatment, but designed to help fine hair appear thicker. Ingredients include honey and extra virgin olive oil to soften and strengthen hair, as well as menthol to stimulate the scalp to encourage growth, according to the company. Apply to hair and scalp three times a week before showering; leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash your hair as normal. (LUSHusa.com; LUSH products are handmade and can be found in LUSH stores nationwide, including its new location in the Short Hills Mall.)
s we age, our lips do too, losing fullness, yet gaining fine lines. Miracle Skin Transformer recently introduced a great anti-aging lip serum gloss called Lip Rewind, which is available in four pretty shades, perfect for every day use. Lip Rewind contains sunscreen to protect against UV damage, and according to the company, its ingredients help to minimize moisture loss, stimulate collagen synthesis and reduce lip lines. ($28, sephora.com)
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Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli
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400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights 908-898-0900 www.Goodman’sDeli.net Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not Kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State”, you will be sure to leave Goodman’s satisfied. BYO, MCC,$MOD, LP, H, TO.
440 Main St, Little Falls 973-256-6699 www.RareSTK.com Rare is now open and serving steaks cooked to customers’ liking in addition to lamb, veal, poultry, fish and side dishes. Two rooms are available for private parties. Relax at the spacious bar before or after dinner
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237 Main St, Chatham 973-635-3888 Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO
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113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 www.IlVicoloRestaurant.com Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party room available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO
Thavma Mediterranean Grill
6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, 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 available for dinner only. $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO.
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59 Main Street, Millburn 973-912-8838 www.MsLinMillburn.com Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D
339 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—www.MillburnUmi.com Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO
MONTCLAIR Indigo Kitchen
615 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair • 973-707-2950 www.IndigoSmoke.com Chef Lance Knowling is back in the kitchen making his famous Kansasstyle BBQ. Located in Montclair, Chef Lance prepares classic Kansas favorites for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch using his award-winning recipes. Mon-Thur 5:30-9:30pm, Fri-Sat Noon-3pm and 5:30-10:30pm, Sun 11am-3pmand 3:30-9pm. Private events and catering are available. TO, RR, $MOD-$EXP, SP
SOUTH ORANGE Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine
261 Irvington Ave, South Orange 973-327-4840 Vegetarian cuisine and seafood served in a cozy, casual restaurant setting. $EXP, BYO, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO
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59 Main Street • Millburn 973.912.8838 Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
1255 Valley Rd, Stirling • 908-647-2193 Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO
1205 Valley Rd, Stirling • 908-604-4746 Authentic Italian food served in a casual atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, LP, MCC, TO, D
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SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro
427 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-918-0330 www.TheBombayBistro.net The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, has been fully renovated. Now, in its newer, slicker Avatar, it serves up both traditional and fusion Indian food. Find classic Italian delights made from fresh ingredients. Closed Mon. Open Tue-Thu, Sun 11:30am-3pm & 5:309pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC
La Focaccia Ristorante
523 Morris Ave, Summit • 908-277-4006 Traditional and classic Northern Italian specialties served in an upscale yet casual environment. $EXP, BYO, H, RR, LP, MCC, TO
327 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-522-9088 www.LaPastaria.com With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Mon-Fri, cash and carry only. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO (continued on page 46)
An incomparable dining experience for those whose standard is excellence. 633 ROUTE 10 EAST, WHIPPANY 973-884-9175 WWW.ILCAPRICCIO.COM February 2013 MyVicinityMagazine.com 45
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It’s all about “La Famiglia!”
On & Off Premise Catering
Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine
527 Morris Ave, Summit • 908-277-4492 www.MarcoPoloNJ.com A popular Summit restaurant since 1934, specializing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO
Natale’s Summit Bakery
Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout
Baptisms Family Gatherings
327 Springﬁeld Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088 www.LaPastaria.com
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
Negeen Persian Grill
330 Springfield Ave, Summit • 908-277-2100 www.NegeenGrill.com Middle Eastern fare served in a classic restaurant setting. $MOD-$EXP, BYO, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO
WHIPPANY Il Capriccio
New York-style deli and diner offering dine-in, delivery and catering service. Established in Elizabeth in 1943, we are now located in Berkeley Heights, where we continue to serve traditional, Jewish food to the community. • • • • • • •
Freshly cured and steamed pastrami, corned beef and beef brisket Homemade roast beef and turkey breast Not Kosher Famous chopped liver Matzo Ball soup Hours: Burgers and wraps Tuesday - Saturday, 8am – 8pm Lox and bagel platters Sunday & Monday, 8am – 3pm Homemade potato latkes
400 Springfield Ave. • Berkeley Heights, NJ • phone: 908.898.0900 www.goodmansdeli.net
“Best New Restaurant 2008” Annual Readers’ Choice Restaurant Poll -New Jersey Monthly
633 Route 10 E, Whippany • 973-884-9175 www.IlCapriccio.com Chef/owner, Tony Grande, offers delectable regional Italian cuisine such as roasted loin of veal in port-wine, Penne Rustiche and Involtini of Filet Mignon al Provelone e Spec. Enjoy freshly prepared Caesar salad and complete the meal with an extraordinary dessert such as Zuccotto with Raspberry Sauce. Inquire about corporate parties and luncheons, wine tasting dinners and private dining room available for parties and/or meetings. ENT (piano Mon-Fri), H, MCC, OD, RR, VP s
RESTAURANT GUIDE SYMBOLS BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/suggested LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking
VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under $MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Take-out available MN: Menu on SuburbanEssex.com
Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.
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