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VOLUME 17 ISSUE 4 | APRIL 2017

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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HOME AGAIN

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Inspired by a Vermont farmhouse, a young couple collaborates with designers to redo a 1960s colonial. The result is a space that brings the pair back to their New England roots.

Simple Pleasures | 54

One Ridgewood family gets a home that’s companyready but cozy enough to kick back, play board games, read, and yes, sometimes even watch TV.

A Gathering Spot | 58

Soothing colors make homecoming a pleasure for a Woodcliff Lake couple— whether they’re welcoming family and friends or relaxing at home.

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Superfoods You Can Grow at Home | 62

What better time than Earth Day, April 22, to enjoy the sun, commune with nature and plant a garden that will end up on your plate?

The Buzz Over Bees | 64

You can enjoy your own natural sweetener while helping the dwindling honeybee population. How? Be a backyard beekeeper!

Stones, Begone | 66

Reduce your risk of kidney stones by recognizing symptoms and following these tips.

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CONTENTS

Departments Local Buzz | 21 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends, heroes and things we love in Bergen County.

For Men Only | 30

These Peter Millar clothes and accessories might not improve your golf game, but you’ll look polished when you tee off.

Style Watch | 34

Make the most of your midday meal with a stunning brunch outfit. Mimosa, anyone?

Jewelry Box | 36

Complete your look with any one of these bold, eye-catching necklaces.

Talk of the Town | 38

Live the good life in Westwood, a bucolic yet bustling borough.

Home Front | 40

Local interior designers weigh in on their favorite paint colors for the color-shy among us.

Escapes | 68

Turn off that phone and enjoy the rustic sights and tempting tastes of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, surprisingly close to home.

Tastes | 86

Stop sipping your breakfast from a cup. Grab a spoon, and try this nutritious smoothie bowl.

Power Food | 88

Snack on vitamin-C packed pineapple, and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation—and reap real health benefits too.

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Alone, or mixed with ginger beer and soda, white wines are fresh for the season.

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Gatherings | 92

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

Restaurant Review | 98

Azucar Cuban Cuisine is the new sweet spot in Closter.

A Bergen Moment | 104 Oradell’s Tony Ning catches young Little Leaguers in a moment of pure joy—the way baseball should be played.

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Pushing your limits With all the images that crossed my desk when planning this month’s issue of BERGEN, I had plenty of opportunity to consider what makes design distinctive. While I haven’t boiled it down to a single secret, one key seemed to be the way the best designers and architects treated the physical limits they faced as inspiration rather than constraint. If you think about it, the principle applies in every art: A rhyme scheme liberates a poet’s imagination, and a painter is empowered by the way a twodimensional canvas draws foreground and background into intimate conversation. Creating an open floor plan in a 1960s Bergen County colonial with its “rabbit hole” of rooms wasn’t easy for architect Jeff DeGraw, particularly because he was asked to preserve most of the home’s structure. So instead of tearing things down, DeGraw enhanced some of the home’s existing features—8-foot ceilings and red-oak floors—in the new design, renewing the old charm. Read all about the project on page 44. If the space in your garden is already spoken for in terms of trees, shrubs and flowers, and you think there’s no room for an edible garden, think again. There are dozens of fruits, vegetables, herbs and other plants that are easy to grow and can thrive in small spaces. You can even grow your own blueberries! Turn to page 62 for the dirt on yard to table. But sometimes we put limits on ourselves. Think about the times you’ve selected a neutral hue because, well, it was the safe and easy choice. Don’t be afraid of color! Flip to page 40 and heed the advice of five Bergen interior designers who share their favorite mistake-proof shades that will enliven any homescape. Of course, there’s so much more local coverage in these pages. Learn all the buzz about honeybees and how you can become a backyard beekeeper, join us as we dine at Closter’s Azucar Cuban Cuisine, and try eating your next smoothie out of a bowl instead of drinking it from a cup. Enjoy these and all the other articles in this issue. Perhaps some of them will serve as inspiration for your next endeavor. Enjoy!

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Culinary Corner Dinner and dancing There are many establishments that promise fine Spanish cuisine, but few can serve it in an environment reminiscent of a Barcelona tablao. That’s what you’ll find at Plato Español, the new Spanish restaurant that opened this winter in the heart of Englewood. Food is the star at Plato Español—the menu features many traditional Spanish dishes (paella and chicken al ajillo), but several offerings show French and Italian influences. In addition to its extensive dinner menu, the restaurant is also open for lunch and brunch (with traditional plates and Spanish classics). Now for the dancing! Thursdays feature live flamenco dancing, while a DJ spins tunes during Saturday night meals. Perhaps we’ll see you on the dance floor. Plato Español, 14 Armory St., Englewood, 201.308.8220

Radicchio in Ridgewood A name familiar to the Ridgewood dining scene is back. Italian hot spot Radicchio has returned to the same spot in the village that it vacated in 2011. Also returning is chef Daniel Montoya and many of the menu favorites (as well as new ones) that the original restaurant served. An assortment of traditional pasta dishes and inventive risottos (try the spinach with

smoked mozzarella) highlight the menu. Looking for meat? There’s also a large selection of beef, pork, chicken and fish dishes from which to choose. “My family used to come here all the time before they moved,” says Burt Tomlin, 57, of Glen Rock. “I’m looking forward to going back. It’s like going home again.” Radicchio Pasta and Risotto Co., 34 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.670.7311; radicchiopastaandrisotto.com

Hot in the Kitchen A diner breakfast might warm your heart, but the offerings at Kitchen are actually good for your ticker. That’s the spirit behind the menu at the health food café and smoothie bar in the heart of downtown Westwood. While packs of teenagers are more apt to gather at Starbucks across the street—though young ones would love the breakfast sandwiches and desserts here—families and yogis are frequent visitors. Kitchen’s most popular items are the smoothies and juices, which are blended to perfection and served in different sized cups, glasses and bowls.   “There are a lot of great pastries and cakes too,” says Danielle Gallo, BERGEN editorial intern. “I shared a mini carrot cake with a friend, but I wish I had ordered my own.”

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Few food scents rival chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but the aroma of a hot soft pretzel comes close. Perhaps the two are in a knotted tie! Be sure to get your fix of this doughy, delicious delight in April, National Soft Pretzel Month. They’re easy to find, as most of Bergen County’s malls are blessed with pretzel stands—Bergen Town Center is home to a Wetzels Pretzels while Garden State Plaza has three Wetzels. Over at Paramus Park, Auntie Anne’s will surely satisfy your craving. Of course, you’ll likely spot a vendor or two at a ballpark, carnival or fair. Most of those makers will even let you watch as the bakers flip, twist and tie the treats before they’re baked. The only dilemma: Will you eat it plain, with mustard or another dipping sauce? Enjoy!

The brick custom Motown Mansion—so-called because it was built for the onetime president of Motown Records Kedar Massenburg—recently enjoyed its two minutes and 11 seconds of fame, starring in a segment of CBS’ Living Large! In the segment, which aired Feb. 23, CBS reporter Emily Smith is treated to a walk-through of the Saddle River home, which at one time or another has played host to such entertainers as Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey. The home’s second owner modernized the 8-year-old manor, and it has returned to the market at an asking price of $6.895 million. It features five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, double bridal staircase, five fireplaces, and an eightcar garage, for starters. Handling the listing are Michael A. Randy and Elizabeth Tarta Boggia, sales associates, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Saddle River. 

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Wearing a new spring dress or colorful new shirt and tie at Easter is a tradition that many of us can trace to our childhoods. But why exactly did Mom insist on the shiny new shoes and fancy new clothes? The history of wearing new clothes on Easter Sunday can be traced to ancient times when newly baptized Christians wore white clothing to symbolize that the waters had cleansed them from sin. Other Christians would wear new clothes on Easter in solidarity to symbolize the “new life” bestowed upon all believers of the resurrection. In fact, for many years, not wearing new clothes at Easter was thought to bring bad luck! Starting in the mid-1800s, upper-class New Yorkers would exit the churches along Fifth Avenue and parade down the street showing off their Easter Sunday best, leading to the presentday Fifth Avenue Easter Parade. And in 1948, Judy Garland cemented the popularity of Easter bonnets when she sang Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade” in the film of the same name. Of course, the Jewish observance of Passover begins in April this year. If you’re hosting or attending a Passover Seder, the sartorial “rules” vary depending on how formal an event it is. If you’re the guest, and your host is on the traditional side, men and women both should opt for a modest, tailored look. 

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Ramsey’s Matthew Watters, 28, was recently named to the 2017 Forbes’ “30 Under 30 List” in Law and Policy. Watters works at McKinsey & Co., an international consulting company, which has developed a relationship with the government of Sierra Leone. While a student at the University of Delaware, Watters was lauded for his volunteer work in Sierra Leone, where he started a non-profit to rebuild a clinic destroyed by an earthquake. Twenty-eight-year-old Felicia Temple of Teaneck recently made waves during a blind audition on NBC’s “The Voice.” Her rendition of Etta James’ “All I Could Do Was Cry” caught the attention of judge/ mentor Alicia Keys, who joined Temple on stage for an impromtu duet. The two sang Keys’ hit record “Fallin.” Former Hasbrouck Heights teen Mark Isaiah sang “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes during a recent episode of “The Voice.” At the time of the audition, the 19 year old selected judge Adam Levine to be his coach.

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DID YOU KNOW? Vin Scully Field in Bogota was named after the Hall of Fame announcer. Scully lived in Bogota when he began as the radio and television announcer for the then-Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950.

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Here’s a quick lesson in history: The fifth of May marks the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. For those looking to commemorate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta and a margarita, check out some of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Bergen County. Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, locations in Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff—This popular chain puts a spin on traditional Mexican dishes and drinks. A countdown on its website ticks down the days remaining to Cinco de Mayo, when assorted specials are expected to be plentiful. Chapala Grill, 52 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.374.3430—This cozy space serves authentic Mexican dishes, Tex-Mex favorites and fresh fruit margaritas. Cinco De Mayo, 116 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.722.1172—The quarters might be tight but the burritos and tacos pack big bites of flavors. Jalapenos, 930 Prospect St., Glen Rock, 201.445.5566—It’s always a party in the dining room of this neighborhood favorite, where enchiladas, fajitas and margaritas rule. Leon Mexican Cuisine, 16 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.857.0297—A diverse menu features tacos and quesadillas as well as pan-seared mahi mahi and crispy slow roasted pork.

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Feeling good and being healthy shouldn’t always be about losing weight—it’s a lifestyle. That’s the theory behind L’ifestyle Lounge, the new wellness studio presented by Old Tappan’s Laura Cipullo, a nutrition author, yoga teacher, registered dietitian and past president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. The studio offers yoga and mindfulness classes (drop-in and semester-long courses are available) as well as nutritional counseling with registered dietitians. In addition, the studio will host special events such as yoga camp and Lunch ‘n Learn programs with Cipullo and nutritionists. “My New Year’s resolution to get healthy already went down the drain,” admits Sabrina Martin, 35, of Norwood. “A series of yoga classes here would get me back on track.” L’ifestyle Lounge, 308 Harrington Ave., Closter, lauracipullo.com

Mary Ann Dziurzynski of Lyndhurst and her friend Loretta (last name withheld) recently visited Italy for a 17-day tour of the Tuscan countryside (pictured), Florence, Rome, Venice and other towns and villages. “The historical sites were incredible and to be a part of this history was fascinating.”

The next time you hit the road, take the latest issue of BERGEN Magazine with you. At your destination, take a photo of yourself and your traveling companions holding the magazine in front of an iconic site. Send it to us and we may publish it! Email editor@wainscotmedia.com.

Celebrity seats Talk about product placement. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are burnishing their image as a first-rate furniture company by providing furnishings for the sets of a major network drama. Appearing on “The Good Fight,” a spin-off of CBS’ award-winning hit drama “The Good Wife,” are Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chairs—specifically its Duke chairs in silver leather in the series’ new law offices and its Major loveseat in the office of Diane Lockhart, portrayed by Christine Baranski. The company and CBS had previously created a licensed furniture collection—the first between a furniture maker and a major television network. This enabled the company to provide furniture and accessories during all nine seasons of “The Good Wife.” The company is continuing that partnership, working with CBS’ set decorator Beth Kushnick. The show, which premiered on CBS on Feb. 19, is available on CBS All Access.

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Straus honored by Holy Name Daniel E. Straus of Englewood received the Spirit of Healing Award at Holy Name Medical Center’s Annual Founders Ball, held recently at the Pierre Hotel in New York. The event raised more than $1 million for the Teaneck-based hospital’s programs and services—the largest sum that the yearly program has ever raised. Straus is the president and chief executive of CareOne, the state’s largest family-owned senior care provider. It was created in 1998 with four nursing homes and rehab centers in Bergen County and has expanded to about 30 care facilities in 11 counties. The medical center and CareOne have been long-time partners in providing patient care. “Working together enables both institutions to enhance our services and improve patient outcomes,” says Straus. “Holy Name and CareOne have a common mission—to provide the community with the highest quality healthcare,” says Michael Maron, president and CEO of Holy Name. “We thank Daniel Straus for helping make this year’s gala a record-setting event.”

Fundraisers benefit Operation Rice Bowl Through online garage sales, charity dinners and other events, students at the Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, are raising money to benefit Operation Rice Bowl. A recent bake sale netted about $200 for the school’s drive, which continues through Easter. Operation Rice Bowl was launched in 1975 in response to famine in Africa. Today 75 percent of all donations benefit the international program and help increase agricultural harvests, improve access to clean water and sanitation, and support nutrition and healthcare education. The remaining 25 percent of the contributions support hunger and poverty relief efforts in local communities. For more information, visit crsricebowl.org. For more charitable donations and fundraisers, see Gatherings on page 92.

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A drive to give back A Fair Lawn woman’s “do good” attitude is rewarded with a brand new Mini Cooper. The vanity plates on Ayanna Thompson’s new car pretty much sum up all you need to know about her: “WONDER WOMAN.” Smiles seem to follow wherever she goes. At her job, for instance, at Marketsmith Inc. in Cedar Knolls, she’s called “one of the company’s brightest lights, bringing up morale, rallying the troops, and always thinking of innovative ways staff can interact and bond.” In addition to her role as direct marketing manager, Thompson, 45, is a single mother of two and has turned one of her favorite hobbies into a thriving enterprise—a cake-decorating business called Danjae’s Delights. But the Fair Lawn woman still finds time to give back in any way she can, whether it’s by participating in a walk/ run to raise money for cancer research or simply teaching arts and crafts and, yes, cake decorating to children in an after-school program. So when her boss, Marketsmith founder and CEO Monica C. Smith, announced a company-wide initiative called “The Amazing Journey” as a way to “build community and find commonality” by promoting acts of kindness, Thompson was on her game. Smith’s brainchild called on employees to “earn miles” in the categories of “Be a Better You,” “Do BERGENMAG.COM

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The median home value in Westwood is currently $441,300—up 2.7 percent over last year and predicted to rise 3.9 percent in 2018, according to Zillow.

LOCALS LOVE n Music Merchant’s extensive record collection n A stroll around the pond at Pascack Brook Park n Uptown Art’s paintings (pictured) n Conrad’s homemade candy n Attending the Home for the Holidays parade

from Hackensack to Hillsdale. Westwood was incorporated as a borough in 1894, and by 1900 the population was less than 1,000. Today it’s home to just over 11,000 people. Shopping in downtown Westwood is a low-stress alternative to congested NYC or overcrowded malls. Parking is plentiful (with low-cost meters on the streets and lots), and there are wonderful “non-chain” destinations to find a deal—Ginger N’ Cream, Hartly, Threads and Society Femme for the latest women’s fashions; Monte Carlo and Society Men for the guys; and LaViano and Gem Mine for jewelry and unique gifts. The borough is also home to Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, a full-service community hospital. Many parks, playgrounds and sports fields are sprinkled throughout the borough, giving children who grow up here—and their parents—plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of life outside NYC.

FUN FACTS n The North Jersey Figure Skating Club (a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association) was formed and continues to make its home at the Fritz Dietl Ice Rink. n Bogert’s Mill (Mill Street and First Avenue) was one of the area’s earliest grist mills, which grind grain into flour. Gen. George Washington and his troops camped at the mill during the American Revolution. n A Studebaker wagon pulled by Anheuser-Busch’s iconic Budweiser clydesdales rolled up to The Iron Horse last October for a beer delivery at the borough’s landmark restaurant.

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME Approximately $85,849, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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HOME AGAIN

Inspired by a Vermont farmhouse, a young couple collaborates with designers to redo a 1960s colonial. The result is a space that brings the pair back to their New England roots. By Darius Amos Photography by Laura Moss

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The architect designed the new kitchen of this Bergen County home to open into the family room. A traditional post and one step delineate the two rooms.

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Left: Ivory cabinets complement the earthy tone of the red-oak floors and center island. The island was designed and built to resemble a table rather than food-prep space. Opposite page: A new white mantel pops against the bold red clay-colored walls, while the 8-foot ceiling and newly installed beams give the room its character and warmth. The blend of contemporary and rustic furniture, all selected by the homeowners, creates a cozy vibe.

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When a young couple purchased an older, four-bedroom home in northwest Bergen County, they promised the previous (and original) owner that they wouldn’t tear it down. Instead, they planned to add to the 1962 Garrison colonial and preserve as much of the original structure as possible. Though that was the goal, and the house still had plenty of charm, many things about it screamed “redo.” It didn’t take long for Jeff DeGraw, of DeGraw & DeHaan Architects in Middletown, N.Y., to figure out that his hands were full when he was hired for the large-scale renovation. “It was in bad shape when we first saw it,” he says, recalling the outdated design—low sloping roof, overhang in front, aluminum siding. “Plain and simple: It was a disaster.” But a successful architect-client collaboration quickly

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ensued. Thanks to the homeowners’ New England roots and their frequent trips to a well-aging farmhouse in Vermont, they had a vision of exactly what they hoped to achieve. “That building is what they wanted, and it served as our inspiration,” DeGraw says of the farmhouse that the couple had seen during previous house hunting trips. “The homeowners visited it several times and took notes, and we had pictures of it tacked up wherever we worked.” As promised to the seller, the colonial was spared the wrecking ball, but the majority of the interior was overhauled. Changing the boxy feel of the old home presented the biggest challenge, DeGraw notes, as the homeowners sought an open, livable family space. “It was a rabbit hole of rooms, and we had to create something that flowed,” he says.

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the addition. A new kitchen was part of that addition and is highlighted by a large island. According to DeGraw, it was designed to resemble a piece of furniture found in a family room instead of the food-prep area. Stools are set up at the island for those seeking a quick bite, while an inviting nook adjacent to the kitchen is available for a cozy meal. The homeowners selected furniture, countertops and the ivory cabinetry design, which was replicated on the facing of the refrigerator and range hood. “Kudos to the homeowners for their selection of furniture and design—they knew exactly what they wanted,” DeGraw says. “We did all of the trim and millwork and the built-ins, like the banquette in the eating nook.” The kitchen steps down to the new family–television

Much of the house was stripped and brought down to the studs. More than half of the walls were demolished to create light and space, particularly in the living room. The facelift in that room also included the installation of ceiling beams as well as a fireplace and mantel. One aspect that didn’t change in the living room (and the entire first floor) was the existing 8-foot ceilings, maintaining the coziness of the now-roomy space. “That was part of the charm of this house,” DeGraw recalls. “In today’s world of high ceilings, a lower one creates a homey feeling—something big, new houses tend to lack. It also helps the home fit in with the character of the neighborhood.” Also unchanged were the red-oak floors, which were laid throughout the existing structure then added to the rooms of

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Above: Visitors in the foyer are welcome to ascend the paneled staircase to the second floor, turn right into the formal dining room or left into the living room (not pictured). The homeowners’ love of Oriental rugs is evident throughout the house. Most floors are covered with rugs by Karastan. Right: The butler’s pantry offers extra storage space and is a staging area for formal meals served in the adjacent dining room.

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room, the distinct spaces unified by trim and paneling but offset by the step and a support post. From there one can access two porches, including a screened-in, brick-floored outdoor room. “The brick gives it a good New England feel,” DeGraw says. “It’s a lovely three-season room that overlooks the pool. It’s great for Sunday brunches or if you want to be outside but out of the sun.” Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and the laundry room are situated on the second floor, which also boasts the same 8-foot ceilings. The tallest area is the new master bathroom—it was built as part of the addition and is the only room with a 9-foot ceiling. The home expanded to 5,000 square feet when the project was finished. Despite the size of the project, it was completed in only about 10 months. “It went really well,” DeGraw says, complimenting the homeowners, the architecture team and the builders for the swiftness of the undertaking. “That shows what you can do when everyone is on the same page and decisions are made together—and when you have a clear inspiration.”

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Left: Each of the 3.5 bathrooms is wrapped in blue floral wallpaper. The vanities are topped with bracketed marble shevles and countertops. Opposite page: The well-lit master bathroom includes the same red-oak floors found throughout the home and an elegant soaking tub beneath a trio of windows that overlooks the rear yard.

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This page and opposite: The architect brought the inside out, using the same trim and molding from the interior for the screened-in porch. The transom windows, wood-lined barrel-vault ceiling and brick floors give it a New England feel and make it the ideal three-season room. Furniture, selected by the homeowners, creates the perfect setting for weekend brunch and evening conversations. BERGENMAG.COM

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SIMPLE PLEASURES

One Ridgewood family gets a home that’s company-ready but cozy enough to kick back, play board games, read, and yes, sometimes even watch TV. By Trudy Walz Photography by Kim Baker BERGENMAG.COM

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Interior designer Kim Baker said of the inviting space she created, “I love that look; I love that light!”

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Couch potatoes may have met their match in interior designer Kim Baker, who recently transformed new construction in the Somerville section of Ridgewood—a kind of blank canvas, if you will—into a home that takes the concept of enjoying some downtime to a whole new level. Baker, a Ridgewood-raised and -based interior designer with 18 years of experience, certainly had the chops to meet the desires of this client, a family of four and their two dogs who like to play together and entertain. Consider, for example, the two equally extra-deep, pillow-strewn sofas from CR Laine she chose to demarcate the living room and the large coffee table that both invites a game of Monopoly and provides the perfect perch for a tired pair of feet. And on the floor? The softest silk and wool rug from Dansfield & Ross. At 16 feet by 29 feet, the space provided Baker with a lot of room for improvement. She had to add furniture in the right proportion to make it cozier and more welcoming. Working from a coffered ceiling and millwork by Kurnat Woodworking, she warmed the walls with Silver Lake paint from Benjamin Moore and hung soft linen curtains from ceiling to floor. As a result, she said, “It doesn’t feel like a huge room.” In addressing the family’s desire to entertain, she chose furnishings that could multitask. Two square ottomans can function both as side tables and extra seating, as can the large leather ottoman flush beneath the television console. She even worked in a comfortable arrangement for the readers in the family: a tufted chair with another ottoman BERGENMAG.COM

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from Vanguard accompanied by a faux fur throw, which the client, a realtor with the Laura Gill group at Keller Williams in Ridgewood, said is her daughters’ “favorite accessory.” On the couches, chairs and ottomans, Baker used durable fabrics to meet the demands of the family’s girls, ages 8 and 10, plus Aussiedoodle Daisy and Goldendoodle Maddie. The living room’s finishing touches included an abstract seascape above the limestone fireplace that reinforces the color scheme, an Arteriors lamp on a side table and a mix of white objets d’art on the charcoal shagreen coffee table. The family, meanwhile, is putting it all to good use, relaxing after school and work, and in the colder months turning on the fireplace and playing board games. “When we have family movie night, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out on the couches,” says the owner. “This is definitely our favorite room in the house!” Baker chose to carry the color scheme of soft blues, taupes and grays into the kitchen and dining room, which had been previously updated. She used Benjamin Moore Gray Owl on the walls and complemented the dark Jacobean oak flooring with a dark pine farm table in the kitchen’s eating area. She also added two white wooden stools under the counter and chose matching white wooden chairs for the table. In the dining room, she played up its elegance by selecting a mix of glass, fabric and silver pieces for the tablescape and bar. Overall, Baker said, she enjoyed the project, particularly because she and her clients seemed to be of one mind. “As soon as I [shared] what I wanted to do, we did it—fast!”

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The softest blues, taupes and grays are carried into the kitchen, above, and dining room, right. Baker chose a pine farm table for the kitchen eating area to speak to the Jacobean oak flooring, again incorporating durable materials. Of the coordinating designs, she said, “There’s a clean simplicity to it that will always be in style.”

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A GATHERING SPOT Soothing colors make homecoming a pleasure for a Woodcliff Lake couple—whether they’re welcoming family and friends or relaxing at home. By Liz Donovan Photography by Peter Rymwid

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The soft, serene palette of the master bedroom is a departure from the vibrant common space of the home, which is decorated in green, russet and berry tones.

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For Bergen County residents Richard and Linda Giacopelli, home is more than a place—it’s also a state of mind. So when the couple hired Diane Durocher of Ramsey-based Diane Durocher Interiors to design their sprawling Woodcliff Lake residence, their priority was making it into a welcoming setting where they can entertain their five grown children and six grandchildren. For the downstairs space, the couple requested a traditional aesthetic. Durocher crafted a design around an autumnal palette of green, russet and berry that’s carried throughout the home. The warm colors are coupled with the warmth of familiarity—the house is accented with art, furniture and accessories that the couple has accumulated over many years. “It’s all about details when you are designing, especially with a traditional home,” Durocher says. In the dining room, a custom table that seats 10 allows the BERGENMAG.COM

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large family to gather for a meal during holidays and gettogethers. Faux painting on the dining room walls and the domed ceiling, from which crystal chandeliers hang, offers subtle texture and interest. “We decided to highlight the dome because there was little available wall space, and I love a decorative ceiling element,” explains Durocher. The grandness of this room is mirrored in the formal powder room, which features a Crema Marfil and silver damask porcelain tile accent wall. But the boldness of the common space ends at the master bedroom, where serenity reigns. “The Giacopellis wanted a bright, plush bedroom,” Durocher says. “Soft hues of aqua and cream as well as the damask design of the wall covering accentuate the architectural details of the millwork and serve as a perfect backdrop for the furniture.” The result is a perfect place to lay one’s head after an exhilarating evening of making memories with family and friends.

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Opposite page: An opulent design and a table with room for 10 welcomes guests to share a meal in this traditional dining room. “This is a very custom room, from the finishes to the size of the table,� says interior designer Diane Durocher. This page: The formal powder room features an accent tile wall with a silver damask design. The crystal vessel sink and wall-mounted faucet finish the look.

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SUPERFOODS

YOU CAN GROW AT HOME

What better time than Earth Day, April 22, to enjoy the sun, commune with nature and plant a garden that will end up on your plate? BERGENMAG.COM

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Want to ramp up your antioxidant intake, boost your health and feel more energized? Integrate a few select superfoods into your diet. We’ve chosen five nutrient-dense dynamos that are easily grown in a home garden and fare well in our region. Most of these superfoods don’t take up a lot of square footage in the garden, and they’ll also thrive in outdoor containers or inside on a windowsill. Taking vitamin-rich produce from garden to table gives you the freshest food available, with the greatest possible health benefits. “There is something peaceful and rewarding in growing your own food in the backyard,” says Ron Binaghi, who owns and operates Stokes Farm in Old Tappan. “We have so many processed foods in our diet and an equal number of health issues. Growing true, clean food on your own has huge health benefits.” A BERRY WITH BIG BENEFITS Blueberries grow well locally and are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. A hardy blueberry patch will yield bounty for years to come, and kids love to pick the berries every summer. Spring is the ideal time to plant blueberry bushes. For best results, choose a sunny spot with acidic soil that has been amended with organic material, like peat moss. Add two to four inches of mulch to protect the shallow roots, and water regularly. Fertilize about one month after planting. Finally, blueberries are catnip for birds, so be sure to cover your bushes with netting. THIS FRUIT IS THE IDEAL VEGGIE It may surprise you to learn that tomatoes fall into the category of fruit, because they contain seeds. Nutritionally, however, most people lump tomatoes in with vegetables—and for good

reason. They are packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can fight free radicals that lead to cancer. Lycopene (which gives tomatoes their vibrant red color) is a particularly powerful antioxidant that can reduce the risk of cancer, keep your eyes and heart healthy, and even boost brain power. Late spring and early summer are the best times to plant tomatoes since they thrive in warmth and sunlight. Make sure to plant them in a spot where they can get plenty of sun (six to eight hours is ideal) and water them regularly. Keep in mind that tomatoes need plenty of room to grow, and that they also need to be supported as they grow away from the ground by a trellis or cage of some sort. HERBS THAT PACK NUTRITIONAL PUNCH Parsley, best known as a garnish, is delicious when blended into pesto and chimichurri sauce, or chopped into an array of soups and salads. Loaded with iron and vitamins C, A, K and B-12, parsley may help relieve joint pain, and some studies show it can inhibit tumor formation. Parsley seeds are slow to sprout. To give them a boost before planting, cover in warm water and let stand overnight. It likes moist, nutrient-rich soil and does best in partial shade or full sun. Parsley is easy to grow in indoor pots or out in the garden and can be harvested about four times during the year until late November, says Binaghi. Mint is a nutritional superstar that will amp up your smoothies. Other uses? Stir fresh mint into hot or iced tea, or snip into Mediterranean salads, dips and entrees. Mint is loaded with antioxidants and is a natural antimicrobial agent and breath freshener. High in chlorophyll, fresh peppermint helps reduce inflammation in the gut

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and soothes an upset stomach. So much so that it’s sometimes used to bring relief to patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Mint spreads rapidly in the garden. To control the creep, plant in a confined outdoor space or a container. “It is a strong perennial,” says Binaghi. “I have spearmint growing by my house that my grandmother planted in the 1940s.” SUPER SEEDS AND SPROUTS More than ever, nutritionists are touting the benefits of seeds and sprouts. Chia can be eaten in both forms. Chia seeds, which have a mild, nutty flavor, can be eaten whole—sprinkled on cereal or yogurt, mixed into vegetable or rice dishes, added to sauces, or baked into muffins. Sprouted chia has even more vitamins and minerals and is a tasty addition to salads, soups and sandwiches. Chia sprouts are tiny workhorses, high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium and magnesium. Chia sprouts grow happily in a sunny indoor spot. (Remember the Chia Pet?) Use the sprinkle-sprouting method: Add equal amounts of chia seeds and bottled spring or filtered water to a shallow glass baking dish. After an hour, tilt the dish to pour out the water, leaving behind the moistened chia seeds. Cover the tray with foil or a plastic lid to trap in the moisture, but leave one corner open. Keep the seeds in a warm place. After about four days, they’ll sprout into seedlings, and when they’re about one-half inch long, it’s time to taste! Leftovers? No problem—you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for two weeks. One caveat: If you’re taking bloodpressure medications or blood thinners, ask your doctor before eating chia, which can interact negatively with some of those medicines.

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THE BUZZ OVER BEES

Want to enjoy your own natural sweetener while helping the dwindling honeybee population? Be a backyard beekeeper! Here’s the buzz.

Backyard beekeeping is abuzz these days, thanks to the increased awareness of the plight of honeybees—the number of bee colonies has dropped dramatically in recent decades—and I’ve hopped on the beekeeping bandwagon. Back in the spring of 2006, I helped establish an edible garden at the Havemeyer House, the official residence of the president of Ramapo College in Mahwah, where I live with my husband, Ramapo President Peter Mercer. Since then, staff members, teachers, and college and high school students have worked in this live food lab, planting and harvesting while learning how their food gets from seed to fork. The garden has also promoted awareness of the many facets of the food cycle, including the critical role played by increasingly scarce honeybees, which account for 80 percent of all pollination of plants. Simply put: no bees, no food. So in an effort to increase the dwindling honeybee population six years ago, we welcomed the first two bee hives to the garden. To further secure a sustainable relationship with honeybees, Ramapo College also welcomed the monthly meetings of the Northeast New Jersey Beekeepers Association to campus. It has been a delightful journey from observer to keeper of honeybees, but it hasn’t

been without the occasional hiccup. Yes, I’ve been stung a few times, as has my husband—once on the inside of his nose! And when we first set up the hives, we put them too close to the edible garden, which ended up teeming with so many honeybees that we couldn’t go in. But we moved the hive farther from the garden (about 50 yards from the house and 200 yards from the neighbors’s home), and it’s been smooth sailing ever since—at least until my hives began creating new queen cells. Each hive can only have one queen, so I went from two hives to four. My husband put his foot down and said I would have to give the fifth queen away. Giving a queen away is not like giving up a puppy—it’s a little more difficult. Luckily, my mentor came to the rescue and took the fifth queen. Despite these minor snafus, I would encourage you to give beekeeping a try. It will not only increase the honeybee population, but it will also enable you to enjoy the many byproducts of beekeeping such as freshly harvested honey, beeswax and propolis (a resinous substance with medicinal uses). If you are interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, the following page lists 10 tips that you may find useful:

By Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer

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The author locates a queen bee in her honeybee hive.

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Join the closest beekeepers association. In Bergen County, it is the Northeast New Jersey Beekeepers Association (nnjbees.org). For a mere $25 per year, a regular membership gives access to monthly meetings, bi-monthly newsletters, and on-going notification of lectures, classes and state meetings. At the meetings, you will not only learn timely tidbits about beekeeping, but also make friends with seasoned beekeepers.

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Spend a year observing and helping a seasoned beekeeper. This is a valuable step that will help you decide if you prefer to be a passive supporter of bees or an active one.

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Look up your town’s ordinance for beekeeping to help you determine the location and number of hives you will be installing.

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Figure out where to put your bees. As with any real estate, location is key. Finding the best spot for your bee hives is a balance between the most suitable place for you and the best location for your bees. It should be far enough from your house and your neighbors (check those local ordinances), as well as providing some sun for cold winters and some shade for hot summers.

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Bee hive components: Hive stand, bottom board, deep super, deep super frames with foundation, honey super, honey super frames with foundation, inner cover and outer cover. Beginners should buy the pre-assembled, prepainted bee hive kit. Smoker: This device helps you calm the bees. The smoke masks alarm pheromones that bees release when they think their hive is under attack. Veil: This mesh head covering protects you from bee stings. If you have a thick jacket and pants, you probably will not need a full protective suit. Hive tool: The Italian Hive Tool is a well-crafted tool and my favorite for beekeeping tasks such as prying hive boxes apart and pulling frames out of the hive. Bee brush: This helps you gently sweep bees off of frames without harming them (or you can use a feather).

Find a mentor to give guidance and support as you set up and learn to manage your own bee hive.

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Make a list of the supplies and equipment you will need to get started. Go over your list with your mentor to learn what to buy (some essentials are listed on the right) and where to buy the items. A couple of suppliers I have used include Brushy Mountain and Mann Lake. Suppliers are also very keen to help you succeed, so they will willingly answer your questions.

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Buy your bees. I was surprised to find that bees can be mail ordered and delivered. However, I chose to buy a nuc, or starter bee hive, from a company our club ordered from yearly. The nucs are delivered to a central location where members then pick them up.

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Queen bee: As the name implies, she is the most important bee in the hive because her sole purpose is to lay eggs. She doesn’t even feed herself. Her main focus is mating and laying eggs so the hive stays active. Worker bee: These sterile female bees do all the work (housekeeping, nursing young bees, attending to the queen, making the wax comb, collecting nectar for the hive, etc.). Drones: These male bees focus on two things: eating and mating with the queen. Drones that mate with the queen die because in the process, the queen bee rips out their sexual organ causing their untimely end.. Honey: A golden sweet substance produced by honeybees from the extracted nectar in flowers.

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Read a book or two and/or watch a film to enhance your knowledge about beekeeping. Some of the books I recommend include: The Backyard Beekeeper, The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Honey Bee Biology and Honey Bee Democracy.

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Become familiar with bee lingo. Take a look at the list to the right.

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{ HEALTH }

STONES, BEGONE Reduce your risk of kidney stones by following these tips.

Each year in the U.S., kidney stones cause more than half a million people to visit the emergency room. You’ve probably heard that kidney stones can be very painful, which is true, but there’s good news too: You can take steps to reduce your risk. Kidney stones are formed when minerals crystallize and harden in the kidney. Some stay there, and others travel through the urinary tract. Tiny stones are sometimes eliminated in the urine with only mild discomfort. But larger stones can force urine to back up behind them, causing aches between the ribs and pelvis, or pain on either side of the lower back, in the stomach or groin. TREATMENT OPTIONS Most stones are eventually excreted in urine, and they can be treated by drinking more fluids and taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Some, however, need to be either broken down or removed during an outpatient procedure. In rare cases, surgery that requires hospitalization is the best option. The impact of a kidney stone can vary greatly from individual to individual. “You can have wide variation in terms of what happens with a stone, depending on the size and where it is,” says Timothy J. Mackey, M.D., director of urology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and in private practice at Urology Group in Midland Park. SEE YOUR DOCTOR PROMPTLY To determine the best treatment, doctors need to know the size and location of the stone or stones. Typically, ultrasound imaging is used to

determine this. Doctors also need to understand the role your personal history may be playing. Kidney stones have many causes, including inherited conditions, dietary factors and infection. Risk factors include obesity; diets high in salt, sugar or animal protein; weight-loss surgery (gastric bypass); and certain medications and medical conditions. A personal history of kidney stones is itself a risk factor: One episode brings a 50 percent chance of recurrence within 10 years. HOW STONES ARE REMOVED For stones that must be removed, the two options most commonly used are noninvasive shockwave treatment (lithotripsy) or ureteroscopy. Shockwave therapy works well for most stones, and is often used for those in the kidney. Administered in an outpatient setting, shockwaves are aimed directly at the stone, blasting it into bits that then pass through the urinary system. It creates a level of discomfort that’s similar to a colonoscopy. Ureteroscopy, a more complex procedure, is often the treatment of choice for large stones located in the ureter (the duct through which urine passes between kidney and bladder). A short, flexible lighted tube called an endoscope is inserted through the bladder into the ureter. This scope allows the surgeon to see the stone and either remove it using a tiny wire basket or break the stone into small pieces using a laser. “These procedures are generally effective, well-tolerated and safe,” says Dr. Mackey, who notes that neither procedure is likely to have side effects and most patients return to normal activities quickly.

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BEST PRACTICES FOR PREVENTION Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting kidney stones.

1 Drink plenty of fluids. Timothy J. Mackey, M.D.,

director of urology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, recommends drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses (a total of 64 ounces or 2 quarts) of liquid daily. Water is best. If you perform strenuous outdoor work, you’ll need to drink close to a gallon daily.

2 Stick to a diet that’s low in salt, sugar and animal protein. 3 Reach or maintain a healthy weight. 4 Drink lemonade. Both lemonade and limeade are rich in potassium citrate, a substance that helps to prevent kidney stone formation. Just avoid versions with sugar, which can increase kidney stone risk. Make your own sugar-free lemonade by adding a tablespoon of lemon concentrate per quart of water. To help mask the tart taste, try using stevia, a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. 5 Don’t avoid calcium-rich foods. Though most kidney stones are made up primarily of calcium, calcium in food is not linked to an increased risk of kidney stones. However, calcium supplements may be. Ask your doctor what preventive steps are important for you.

SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR Some patients with a kidney stone experience dull aches between the ribs and pelvis. Others develop severe pain (often in waves) in the side, abdomen, lower back or groin. Urine may look cloudy or smell bad. Emergency symptoms include: n Pain that makes it difficult to find a comfortable position n Pain with nausea and vomiting n Pain with fever and chills n Blood in the urine n Difficulty passing urine

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Turn off that phone and enjoy the rustic sights and tempting tastes of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, surprisingly close to home. By Rita Guarna Amish Country is famous for its smorgasbords, or all-you-can-eat buffets, where little ones who are always hungry will get their fill. At the Plain and Fancy Restaurant (part of the eponymous farm), food is served “family style.” That means you’ll be seated at a random table with strangers. You’ll pass platters around the table and make small talk with people with whom you have little, if anything, in common. And yet, it’s surprisingly pleasant to have an amicable chat with those whose views are not our own. Could this be the lost art of conversation? With that conversation you’ll get great fried chicken, carved roast beef, ham, corn bread, bread pudding, sausages, veggies and baked goods. Here too you can catch “Jacob’s Choice,” a short flick that explains what it means to be Amish. Or check out the Sight and Sound Theater where Bible stories—think Samson, Moses, Jonah—are brought to life on stage. And speaking of food, don’t miss a visit to the city’s Central Market. The Romanesque-style building was constructed in 1889 and is home to ethnic foods, sweets (shoofly pie, anyone?), cured meats, plus plenty of fruits and veggies. It’s the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market in the U.S. If you prefer an attraction with your shoofly pie, check out Dutch Haven. Yes, it looks like a tourist trap with its big windmill on the roof, but it sells more pies than any other bakery in the county. (Some folks swear that it’s the perfect

souvenir.) Check out the Hans Herr House and Eastern Woodland Longhouse. Built in 1719, the house is the oldest building in Lancaster County. Guides point out a still-intact wood and iron steamer trunk, belonging to one of the original immigrant occupants. Leave enough time to visit the Native American Longhouse on the property. The 62-foot-long, 20-foot-wide structure was recreated to depict life during the early years of European settlement. Train buffs will love the Strasburg Rail Road in nearby Strasburg. Hop aboard for a steam-powered 45-minute meander through the charming countryside. Once the kids are good and tired (isn’t that why you brought Grandma?), Mom and Dad might want to drop by one of the area’s two outlet shopping malls. Better yet, check out downtown Lancaster, its streets teeming with chic art galleries, boutiques— antiques, jewelry, even midcentury furniture—and restaurants. There’s a BYO French bistro, Citronnelle or Luca, where you’ll find Italian favorites and wood-fire-oven-cooked pizzas. The Federal Tap House features more than 100 beers on tap and great pub grub, presented by super-attentive servers. And the Horse Inn, a horse-stable-turned gastropub, is a hotspot with good food and sips. When it’s time to return home, you’ll leave the buggies behind— but keep that new perspective.

Fulton Steamboat Inn is a great option for all ages. They have a playground, walking trails and provide food to feed the ducks. You can also adopt a goldfish during your stay and care for it in your room.” —Megan Connell Blau, Hawthorne

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If you’re short on time (and frequent flyer miles) and want to a show your family a different world without traveling too far, consider Lancaster, Pennsylvania. About 170 miles from Bergen, this city at the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country may be your quickest ticket out of the 21st century. At first glance, the kids might not think cows nibbling on grass, bearded men in straw hats and apron-and-bonnet-clad girls are all that cool. But the Amish, who’ve been “Witnessed” by Harrison Ford (in the 1985 movie of that name) and spoofed on David Letterman’s TV show aren’t the only “attraction.” (And truth be told, they are cool.) “Pennsylvania Dutch” is a misnomer, as the Amish came here in the early 18th century from Switzerland, not Holland. Along with the the Quakers, Mennonites and others, they came to William Penn’s land seeking religious freedom. They’re a simple people who preach pacifism, eschew electricity (the better to avoid the influences of computers and TV) and encourage members to marry within the flock. One of the best ways to learn about them and see the countryside is to take a buggy ride. We took one with Aaron and Jessica’s Buggy Rides, conveniently located at the Plain and Fancy Farm. Guides— ours was a lovely young woman named Esther—are very open about their lifestyle and happy to answer questions.

Clockwise from top: Lucky visitors will catch a glimpse of an Amish buggy traversing the Pennsylvania countryside. Colonial life is replicated at the 1719 Hans Herr House, the oldest surviving house in Lancaster County. Board the Strasburg Rail Road for a 45-minute ride on an authentic coalburning steam train. The Longhouse is a replica of a Native American home built on the grounds of the Hans Herr House to honor Pennsylvania’s native people. There are more than 25 different Amish, Mennonite and Brethren church groups in Lancaster County. At the Intercourse Pretzel Factory, hard pretzels are still twisted by hand. BERGENMAG.COM

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DID YOU KNOW? Many Amish children finish their formal schooling at the end of eighth grade. Women never cut their hair. And men only grow a beard after they’re married.

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Above & Beyond is a family-owned and operated exterior remodeling company specializing in siding, roofing, windows & decks. We are a small, yet, growing team of exceptional individuals with your home as our #1 priority! Our client-first approach allows us to truly serve you and deliver the home transformation you’ve been dreaming about! Love where you live!” 30 FAIRFIELD AVE., FORDS, NJ 08863 201.367.2994 | AABROOF.COM

Outdoor living is in the forecast. Awning FX can customize an awning that makes homeowners immune to mother Nature’s whims. The family-owned and operated business brings their showroom to you. Co-owner Patrick Brown explains, “Entertaining outdoors has become a prominent trend featuring everything from traditional kitchen appliances to dining sets in recent years. Awnings, both Europeanstyle retractable and all-weather stationary are a practical and convenient way to expand one’s outdoor living space.” 201.995.9225 | AWNINGFX.COM

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Balitano Contracting tastefully constructs outdoor kitchens, outdoor living rooms, fireplaces, fire pits, custom patios, landscape, and swimming pool designs. We engage our customers in an exceptional way, ensuring we deliver the highest quality in our work and materials while composing an affordable price. We preform all aspects of the project from initial design to final installation. As apart of our commitment we offer a 100% guarantee on all of our work. Trust your next project to Balitano, a business built on trust, service, reliability. FORT LEE, NJ 07024 201.944.5425 | BALITANO.COM

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The big furniture, department and chain stores can’t match our prices or the knowledge and service our family owned and operated business has provided since 1954. Whether it’s a Beautyrest Black, Platinum or Silver mattress or a Serta iComfort, learn how helpful mattress salespeople can be when they are not on commission. Discover the health benefits of better sleep by choosing the proper mattress for your comfort and support without being pressured or oversold. 703 RT. 17, SOUTH PARAMUS, NJ 07652 | 201.689.2230 467 MAIN ST., HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 | 201.342.4300 BRUCETHEBEDKING.COM

CIPRIANO CUSTOM POOLS & LANDSCAPING

Are you interested in the latest luxury outdoor living features and finishes? Do you desire a custom glass tile installation, infinity edge or perimeter overflow pool with fiber optic or LED lights? Visit: www. NJcustomswimmingpools.com and see why the most discerning consumers trust Cipriano Landscape Design, a 2016 “Top 50 Pool Builder” by Pool & Spa News and Two-Time Best Pool Design Winner” by the Northeast Spa and Pool Association. MAHWAH, NJ 07430 888.752.1100 | NJCUSTOMSWIMMINGPOOLS.COM

CLC LANDSCAPE DESIGN

CLC is a family-owned, award-winning company and has been a leader in design/ build landscaping for over 44 years. We combine the skills of a landscape architect and a landscape contractor. We design and implement our own work to create outdoor living spaces unique to you and your family. Clients find our design/build process makes their new landscape project into a cost-effective, easy, and enjoyable experience. 58 RINGWOOD AVE., RINGWOOD, NJ 07456 973.839.6026 | CLCDESIGN.COM

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HOME & GARDEN SHOWCASE CLOSETS BY DESIGN

As part of a National Franchise System, the Northern New Jersey location was established 15 years ago by River Vale residents. We’ve built a reputation of integrity as the industry leader in customer service and total customer satisfaction. From our no obligation in-home consultation, custom tailored designs and the highest quality product construction, our products simply offer the best value in the industry. Thanks for voting us Best of Bergen. 866.794.7980 | CLOSETSBYDESIGN.COM

CREATIVE DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

Whether you are considering indoor or outdoor living space changes, let the professionals at Creative Design Construction and Remodeling help you find the perfect solution. Our Design-Build process offers clients a time and money saving “one-stop shopping advantage”. Complete with our own award winning in-house design team, build teams, cabinet department, and showroom. Is it time to stop thinking about it and start making it a reality? For more information call us at (201)768-5813 or visit our website at www.CreativeDesignConstruction.com. 201.815.8943 | CREATIVEDESIGNCONSTRUCTION.COM

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DIANE DUROCHER INTERIORS

Diane Durocher Interiors is an award winning interior design firm that specializes in creating timeless interiors that encompass a wide spectrum of design aesthetics. Diane Durocher, ASID, IIDA, CAPS, CID believes that the foundation of a successful design project is built on trust and confidence. She achieves this by listening to her clients’ needs while employing a keen eye for color and outstanding space planning skills, resulting in a finished project that exceeds her clients’ expectations.

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EAGLE PAINT AND WALLPAPER

In addition to the services offered at our Nortons location, Eagle Paint offers additional brands. Eagle offers lacquers, as well as Fine Paints of Europe, Pratt and Lambert, Rubio Monocoat, Farrow and Ball, Fine Paints of Europe, Donald Kaufman color, and Modern Masters Exterior Theme Paint. New to Eagle Paint: The Mylands Paint brand, a phenomenal line that is new to the country. Quickly becoming a favorite for finishes never before seen in the US. 114 WEST PALISADES AVE., ENGLEWOOD NJ 07631 201.568.6051 | EAGLEPAINTANDWALLPAPER.COM

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HOME & GARDEN SHOWCASE ETHAN ALLEN

Family-owned W.L. Landau Ethan Allen is a premier licensed Ethan Allen retailer, serving the tristate area since 1957. We encourage you to come into our showroom where you can view Ethan Allen’s latest American regional Lifestyles collections: Brooklyn, Buckhead, Santa Monica, Sonoma, and Capitol Hill. We are also happy to announce: Disney has come to Ethan Allen with a unique collection of furniture and accessories. Our talented design professionals are here to help you bring the magic home! 85 ROUTE 4 E., RIVER EDGE, NJ 07661 201.488.5757

GENERAL PLUMBING SUPPLY

The Kohler Signature Store by General Plumbing Supply is unlike any other showroom experience combining the strength of two 100+ year old family-owned companies. The store features vignettes, inspiration areas, tile presentation area, and a fully functional display of showers and faucets. The New York Metro area’s first Kohler Signature Store will be a one-stop shop for a homeowners’ bathroom and kitchen needs from plumbing and tile, to cabinetry and lighting, including design services. 160 ROUTE 17 N., PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.322.5000 | KOHLERSIGNATURESTOREPARAMUS.COM

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HARDWARE DESIGNS

Ordering luxury products off the Internet is a gamble if you are putting good money into a kitchen or bath remodeling project. Shaving a few dollars off your online order comes with a catch. To create an inspired and quality space, you need the full sensory experience of walking among thousands of products backed by exceptional customer service available from a showroom such as Hardware Designs. It makes sense to discover your new kitchen or bath alongside Hardware Designs’ highly trained staff dedicated to servicing your needs every step of the way. 135 NEW DUTCH LN., FAIRFIELD, NJ 07004 973.808.0266 | HARDWARE-DESIGNS.COM

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Furniture & accessory showroom including a design workshop located in a 9000+ square foot 150 year old silk dying & embroidery factory building. Spacious showroom with loft ceilings displaying the latest and the best from sources and manufacturers from around the world. It has everything you see in this months popular interior design magazines. Browse on your own, bring your designer, or speak with one of our staff designers. We’ll give you as much help as you need whether your project is big or small. Buy off the floor or special order. Open seven days a week for your convenience. 1083 GOFFLE RD., HAWTHORNE, NJ 07506 973.304.1080 | HOMESTOREHAWTHORNE.COM

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LEWIS LANDSCAPES INC.

Live a Well Designed Life

We are NOT a “Mow, Blow and Go” grass cutting company. Owner Bob Lewis is a horticulturist with an AAS in ornamental horticulture and design, and his proven “Holistic” approach to property management will save you money over time. It will reduce your risk of exposure to harmful chemicals, plantings will be more tolerant to winter cold and summer heat, and they will resist pests and diseases. We do things From the Ground Up…Naturally.™ 201.750.9366 | LEWISLANDSCAPESINC.COM

MEDITERRANEAN TILE

Mediterranean Tile is a family owned and operated tile and stone emporium, that has specialized in design, sales and exceptional customer service since 1993. They have two beautiful showrooms, located in Fairfield and Bernardsville, NJ that provide the tri-state area with the finest and most exclusive selection of tile and natural stone. Both showrooms feature a wide variety of vignettes that include custom designs and patterns in both wall and floor displays. Each member of Mediterranean Tile’s talented design and sales staff has a background in design, so customers can be confident that whatever project they have in mind, and whatever they need help with, our team will go above and beyond to exceed their expectations. FAIRFIELD, NJ | 974.808.1267 BERNARDSVILLE, NJ | 908.953.9990 MEDTILE.COM

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Monello Landscape Industries is a nationally awarded, professional, full service landscape company. We are a design, install, maintain company and nothing is too large or small for us to do! This year alone we have won multiple national awards, multiple NJ awards, and a “Best of Houzz” award. Let us create a beautiful backyard oasis for you by using our state of the art 3-D design software and our professional, highly training, certified construction teams. NJHIC# 13VH04802000 1302 HAMBURG TURNPIKE, WAYNE, NJ 07470 800.293.2042 | MONELLOLANDSCAPE.COM

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All the finishing touches to make your wine cellar…stellar. www.hardware-designs.com | (973) 808-0266 | info@hardware-designs.com | 135 New Dutch Lane, Fairfield, NJ 07004 | VISA • MC • AMEX

HOME & GARDEN SHOWCASE NMP WATER SYSTEMS

NMP Water Systems, LLC has been selling, installing, and servicing Water Softeners, Whole House Water Filtration Systems, and Reverse Osmosis Systems throughout Bergen County and Northern, NJ since 1985. If you are interested or concerned about your current water quality please call us for a free water basic water evaluation and in home consultation. 63 RAMAPO VALLEY RD. #103, MAHWAH, NJ 07430 NMPWATERSYSTEMS.COM

NORTONS PAINT

Both locations offer a diverse array of products including paint, stains, wallpaper, blinds, and supplies. We offer color matching, custom colors/ stains, and expert advice! Nortons offers products from Benjamin Moore Paint, General Finishes, Festool, and blinds from Hunter Douglass and Graber. Graber is an excellent brand known for quality, and economical offerings. New to Nortons Paint: York Wallpaper’s Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, and Harlequin’s Anthology 5 book has been recently added to our library! 632 ROUTE 17 N., PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.447.4747 | NORTONSPAINT.COM

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PETER SALERNO INC.

At Peter Salerno Inc., we bring our love of home and family, mix it with artistry and innovation, and create luxury home environments that suit our clients’ needs. 2017 is a milestone year, our 20th anniversary in Wyckoff, NJ, 1st anniversary of our boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ and 1st anniversary of our exclusive custom cutlery line, Edges by Anthony Michael Salerno for Peter Salerno Inc. We make the ordinary extraordinary. LOCATIONS IN WYCKOF & MENDHAM, NJ 201.251.6608 | PETERSALERNOINC.COM

RANGECRAFT

RangeCraft is a leading industry manufacturer of Custom Designed Range Hoods. Decorative bands, rivets and buttons can be added to dress up your range hood. RangeCraft can also create a Made to Order range hood based on your design. RangeCraft range hoods are created by skilled artisan’s right here in Fair Lawn, NJ. RangeCraft’s sister company,Streamline Hoods is the Exclusive National Distributor of modern high-end range hoods imported from Europe. RANGECRAFT.COM | STREAMLINEHOODS.COM 201.791.0440

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Installation 40% off any order of $1000 or more. 30% off any order of $700 or more. Not valid with any other offer. Free installation with any complete unit order of $500 or more. With incoming order, at time of purchase only.

Ron Nathan Interior Design Group is recognized as a premier interior design firm located in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The firm is renowned for creating luxurious, custom residential interiors. Since 1974, the firm has been known for their signature look which is refreshing, imaginative, luxurious and comfortable. The design team believes luxury is the details. Careful listening, broad expertise, personalized service and attention to detail are brought to each project, resulting in unique interiors that complement your lifestyle in a timeless and personal way. 392 MAIN ST. WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201.666.8185 | RNIDG.COM

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Scenic Landscaping is the premiere landscape design-build firm with 42 years of award winning projects. In collaboration with our sister companies, Tapestry Landscape Architecture and Tranquility Pools, we provide superior craftsmanship and creativity. Our services include everything from intimate gardens, to custom pools, outdoor living spaces, and entire property transformations. We pride ourselves on our ability to exceed all expectations while bringing our clients visions to life. 7 ARGYLE RD. HASKELL NJ 07420 973.616.9600 | SCENICLANDSCAPING.COM

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HOME & GARDEN SHOWCASE THOMAS FLINT LANDSCAPE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Thomas Flint Landscape Design & Development is an award-winning full service landscape design and construction firm specializing in state-of-theart, custom gunite swimming pools, masonry and complete outdoor living spaces. We are focused on the big picture and how every element and detail fits, flows and works together. Our completed projects represent the essence of our clients characters, style and passions synthesized into a final creation that embodies timeless comfort and style. 34 GROVE ST., MIDLAND PARK, NJ 07432 201.327.5162 | THOMASFLINT.COM

THYME & PLACE DESIGN

Thyme & Place Design led by Sharon L Sherman ASID provides an unmatched level of beauty, detail, and quality in her award winning

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luxurious kitchens and bathrooms designed for discerning homeowners. Our dedication to professionalism, sensitivity to our clients’ lifestyles and budgets, and an intense appreciation for the environment is deeply imbedded into our company culture Looking for elegance, ingenious function, and a focus on what you want and need then give us a call. 385 CLINTON AVE., WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201.847.1400 | THYMEANDPLACEDESIGN.COM

ULRICH, INC.

Ulrich, Inc. offers comprehensive design/ build services specializing in kitchens, baths and custom home remodeling. With a staff of over 25, our employeeowned company has served homeowners in the Northern New Jersey / New York metro area for over 65 years with an exceptional reputation for our commitment to personalized service, high quality products and fine craftsmanship. Ulrich professionals work with you every step of the way to make your remodeling experience as delightful as the outcome! 100 CHESTNUT ST., RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450 201.445.1260 | ULRICHINC.COM

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SUPER BOWL

Stop sipping your breakfast from a cup. Prepare this sweet, nutritious smoothie in a bowl, and eat it as you would cereal—with a spoon!

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COCONUT, MANGO AND SPINACH SMOOTHIE BOWL (Gluten-free, vegan, raw) Serves: 1 to 2

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SMOOTHIE BOWL n 1 cup frozen mango chunks n ½ ripe avocado, peeled n 2  heaping Tbs. coconut yogurt n 1 heaping tsp. coconut oil n 2 pitted Medjool dates n 1 ½ cups spinach leaves n Juice of ½ lime n 1  tsp. spirulina/chlorella or hemp powder n ½  cup plant milk n B  lueberries, fresh mango slices, sliced almonds and shredded coconut, to serve FOR THE PLANT MILK n 1  cup oats or nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or pistachios), soaked n 2 cups of water

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To make the plant milk (about 2 cups), blend the oats or soaked nuts and water until it turns milky. If making oat milk, do not over-blend as it will impair the texture. Pour the mixture through a strainer or pour into a nut milk bag set over a bowl and squeeze out the liquid until only pulp remains in the bag. The milk is best fresh but will keep in the fridge for three to four days. Place the frozen mango pieces in a food processor or blender along with the avocado, coconut yogurt, coconut oil, dates, spinach leaves, lime juice, spirulina and plant milk of your choice.   Blend until completely smooth and serve in a shallow bowl with the fresh mango, a handful of blueberries and a sprinkle of sliced almonds and shredded coconut. 

Plant-based milk is a great substitute for dairy, especially in smoothie bowls. It not only adds flavor and thickness to dishes, but it also lacks potentially harmful hormones, which can trigger lactaid allergies. With the variety of plant-based milk on the market, there is an option for everyone’s taste buds.” —Rachelle Hammami, Chef, Kitchen Cafe, Westwood

Reprinted with permission from The New Vegan by Áine Carlin © 2017 Kyle Books, and photographs © Nassima Rothacker. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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Tropical Treat

Snack on vitamin-C packed pineapple, and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation— and reap health benefits too. Besides coconut, pineapple is perhaps the fruit that most quintessentially represents the taste of the tropics. Featuring a spiny exterior and nectarous, juicy flesh, a pineapple is actually a fusion of multiple berries that grow around the core and combine to form that delicious fruit we love to slice, grill, blend and bake. POWER UP Like most fruits, pineapples have a knack for satisfying a sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. One cup of diced fruit has only 82 calories, no fat, and a whopping 130 percent of the daily-recommended amount of immune-boosting vitamin C for someone on a 2,000-calorie diet. It’s also high in manganese (76 percent of the daily recommended value), which promotes bone health and helps with metabolism, and contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that have been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation, treating osteoarthritis and aiding in digestion. One caveat: Pineapple is particularly high in sugar, with 16 grams in each cup, so as difficult as it may be, enjoy in moderation. BUY/STORE/SERVE When selecting a pineapple, look for bright, green leaves and the absence of any bruises or squishy spots. Pineapples are already ripe and ready to eat once they hit supermarkets (they do not ripen further as bananas and avocados do), so don’t be deterred if the fruit appears

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Pineapple contains 2–3 grams of insoluble fiber per serving, which binds with water and helps food move through the digestive tract for proper digestion. Insoluble fibers feed healthy bacteria in the digestive tract to promote a balanced gut flora, which may play a role in immune function, fighting inflammation and aiding heart health.” —Dana C. McLaughlin, R.D., Inserra Supermarkets, ShopRite of Wallington

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{ WINE + SPIRITS }

Spring Whites

Alone or mixed, light wines are fresh for the season. This drink gives a zesty spin to a classic white wine spritzer. The pinot grigio has citrus and fruit notes that are enhanced by the Sprite and ginger beer, which gives the drink a champagnelike effervescence. Top it off with a lime garnish to really bring out the citrus tones in the cocktail.�

GINGER WHITE WINE SPRITZER INGREDIENTS n 3 oz. Bocelli pinot grigio n 1 oz. Sprite (or 7-Up) n 1 oz. Fever-Tree ginger beer n lime wedge for garnish DIRECTIONS Pour the pinot grigio, ginger beer and Sprite over ice. Garnish with lime wedge. Recipe provided by Fire & Oak.

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Gatherings

Bergenites show their support for their neighbors at luncheons, fundraisers and other events. HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was presented the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award by HUMC for his devotion to the center’s patients and the Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. In 2016, Manning pledged to match the donations from other organizations supporting the TKC initiative. This program, now named “Eli’s Challenge,” has led to more than $1 million in fundraising in just over one year. 4 Eli Manning with HUMC staff, patients and supporters.

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Be There

Go for a hike, attend a festival, head to the theatre—Bergen County events give you a chance to celebrate something new or embrace tradition.

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THROUGH APRIL 22 If you loved the film noir Sorry, Wrong Number, you’ll want to see NIGHT WATCH, presented by the Bergen County Players at the Little Firehouse Theater on Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. It is billed as “a superior thriller” which builds in suspense toward an ending you won’t see coming. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17–21 depending on show time. Purchase yours at bcplayers.org.

APRIL 5 Actor ALEC BALDWIN is taking a detour from his usual routine and heading to Bookends in Ridgewood to sign his new book, Nevertheless: A Memoir. Its publisher, Harper, promises the book reveals an Alec Baldwin we have “never fully seen before.” For more information about the 6 p.m. event, visit book-ends.com.

APRIL 8 History buffs will want to hoof it to the BATTLEGROUNDS TOUR of New Bridge Landing in River Edge at 10 a.m. While many sites claim “George Washington slept here,” this location actually served as his headquarters in September 1780 during the Revolutionary War. Follow in the footsteps of some of our country’s earliest heroes with historians and authors Todd Braisted and Kevin Wright. Tickets: $10 adults; $7 children. Get your tickets now or find more info at bergencountyhistory.org.

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APRIL 14–22 MR. BURNS, A POSTELECTRIC PLAY, being performed at 8 p.m. at the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College in Mahwah, takes a comedic look at a group of survivors after the collapse of civilization. If you’re a Simpsons fan, this one’s for you, as it recreates one of its episodes exploring

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APRIL 29 So, you’ve gone the townwide garage sale route and still have a load of leftovers? Throw it in the car and try your luck at the JUNK IN THE TRUNK GARAGE SALE at the Wyckoff Family YMCA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, furniture, kitchenware, baby items—whatever fits is fair game. Sellers must register for a spot; shoppers need only take advantage of the FREE admission and enjoy the bargain hunt. Looking for more info? Check out wyckoffymca.org.

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how pop culture from one era can become the myth of another. Admission: $15. Find your tickets and more info at ramapo.edu.

APRIL 19 Kids, it’s time to go back to the HOUSE AT POOH CORNER, a presentation by the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood as part of this year’s School Time Series. Faithfully based on the A.A. Milne classic, Christopher Robin and his lovable friends Tigger, Piglet and Winnie-the-Pooh come to life to lift your spirits and warm your hearts. Show time is 10 a.m. The show is intended for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Admission: $8. Check out bergenpac.org for more info.

APRIL 20–23 The new musical being presented by the Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, 13, has Evan Goldman’s number. Uprooted from a small town in Indiana and a stable home life, he must learn how to navigate the Big Apple, the personalities at a new school, and a milestone in his young religious life—his bar mitzvah. Admission: $20 for adults; $18 for students/seniors; $10 for children under 12. Performances are at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation. Head to oldlibrarytheatre.net for show times and more info.

APRIL 23 Calling all Bergenites to the county’s annual PARTY FOR THE PLANET from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Bergen County Zoological Park in Van Saun County Park. It’s a great way to mark Earth Day, as exhibitors will be stationed throughout the zoo and special programs are scheduled in the park’s Educational Center to show

residents how they can better connect to their local environment. It’s all very eco- and people-friendly! Admission: FREE. Visit friendsofbergencountyzoo.org.

APRIL 23 Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood invites one and all to hit their trails at 2 p.m. for an EARTH DAY HIKE. What better way to spend Earth Day than in nature? Admission: FREE. For more information, check out flatrockbrook.org. APRIL 23 The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands and the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, in partnership with Ridgewood Water, is celebrating everything green at their DAFFODIL FESTIVAL & EARTH DAY FAIR from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Van Neste Memorial Park in Ridgewood. Exhibits, food vendors, educational programming and live music are all on the bill. Admission: FREE. For more information, contact nbigos@ridgewoodnj.net.

APRIL 30 From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Garfield Boys & Girls Club puts all its cards—and much more—on some 60 tables comprising the TRI-STATES COLLECTIBLE SHOWPLACE. And what a showcase of vintage and new items it is, featuring everything from action figures to sports jerseys for fans of teams far and wide. And it comes complete with plenty of free parking and a snack bar. Admission: $1. Need more details? Visit cardscollectibles.com. Send event listings to: BERGEN, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published. Share events online by clicking the “Submit an Event” link below the Community Calendar at bergenmag.com.

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APRIL 26 Where there’s hope, there’s New Hope Inc., which is hosting its annual HANDS OF HOPE FUNDRAISING GALA at Seasons in Washington Township from 6:30–10:30 p.m. Enjoy a full cocktail hour, a gourmet meal and dancing, bid in a silent auction and try your luck at a tricky tray and raffle. Proceeds go toward its mission of providng assistance to first-time single mothers and their babies. Tickets: $85. Visit newhopeprc.org for more info.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW:

Closter’s new sweet spot It’s a sure-fire bet to say that the folks at Azucar Cuban Cuisine know what they’re doing both inside and out of the kitchen. Though they’ve only been open in Closter since late January, it’s a family venture that started in 1995 as a sandwich joint in Edgewater. After a decade there, they moved to larger digs in Jersey City and expanded into a full-service dining establishment. When rent began to increase three years ago, executuve chef and owner Nicholas Vazquez decided it was time to move again. Fans are happy to hear that Azucar has made its triumphant return to Bergen County. Azucar has taken over a nook near the busy intersection of Old Hook and Schraalenburgh roads that has been a sweet spot for restaurants in the past. It has a sizeable parking lot as well as spaces along the street to accommodate plenty of guests—and on certain nights, this is the hot spot of the Northern Valley. It’s easy to see why when you walk into the building and catch a glimpse of the expansive bar area, its televisions, multi-colored lights and top shelf liquor-lined wall, all screaming “Night out!” But on this March night, my companion and I were whisked past a set of decorative palm trees and into the main dining room. Our server, Frank, immediately greeted us with a smile and menus, suggesting a short list of specials and the catch of the day. Soon after we ordered and our drinks arrived (the superb Havana mojito for me and a glass of chardonnay for her), the appetizers were delivered. Our simple order of Guacamole Cubano and Yuca Frita was anything but that. The smooth blend of the avocado, garlic, onion and tomato seemed to awaken every taste bud and complemented the accompanying crispy plantain chips. (No corn chips here!) The same could be said about the Yuca Frita (cassava fries), which is a delicious and more healthful alternative to French fries. When partnered with the cilantro dip, each meaty fry brought a smile to our faces. After watching a group of businessmen excitedly enjoy their feast in an adjacent private dining room, my guest and I shared the feeling when our entrees arrived. On my plate was a hearty filet mignon wrapped with bacon—Azucar has dubbed the dish El Nacional as it was originally served in the Nacional Hotel in Havana. The presentation of the meat together with a delightful side of sautéed garlic and vegetables received a thumbs up, but the overall grade dropped because of a misfire on temperature. A steak fanatic I’m not, but I know when a cut is served medium-rare, and my order was not. To his credit, Frank immediately noticed the kitchen mistake and quickly apologized, offering to bring me another steak. But I opted to eat the filet at medium, and fortunately it was still tender BERGENMAG.COM

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and boasted the savory flavors of the beef and bacon. My companion ordered a traditional Cuban dish, Camarones Blanco al Ajillo. While not as aesthetically pleasing as my plate, her five jumbo Panamanian shrimp appetizingly swam in a white wine and garlic sauce alongside a generous serving of white rice. As for taste, four of the five large crustaceans were cooked to perfection and satisfied her savory craving. But the outlier, she reported, was a bit undercooked. A side order of fried sweet plantains paired perfectly with both of our entrees, providing the perfect mix of salty and sweet. “They go well with every meal, the way milk and cookies go together,” Frank explained. And my dining partner agreed: “I can eat these all night.” After a minor mishap (my friend accidently spilled her glass of water on the table and floor which restaurant staff quickly cleared), Frank brought out our desserts. The flan that she ordered was unlike any that either of us had tried. A hardened caramel shell topped a spongy pastry, and my companion happily sighed as she tasted each creamy spoonful. Indeed I was jealous because the kitchen sent me the wrong dessert. This time, I asked Frank to swap it for the correct dish, a Cuban bread pudding with brandy-soaked fruit. More like a cake than pudding, the dessert hit the spot after that brief moment of frustration. Azucar has built a reputation for dishing out authentic Cuban cuisine. And though my recent visit was not without flaws, the quality and taste of the food proved why the restaurant has been a North Jersey success for more than two decades. —Darius Amos Azucar Cuban Cuisine, 171 Schraalenburgh Rd., Closter, 201.660.7977; azucarcubancuisine.com

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Where To Eat

Getting three square meals a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings.

Romulus in Englewood has an assortment of creative dishes.

CLIFFSIDE PARK ABSOLUTE THAI HOMEMADE 644 Anderson Ave, 201.941.2290 absolutethaihomemadenj.com AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 avosgrill.com CINAR TURKISH RESTAURANT 677 Palisade Ave. 201.941.5650 cinarnj.com ROSE’S PLACE 671A Palisade Ave. 201.945.5447 rosesplacenj.com

CLOSTER LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

ZENDIGGI KEBAB HOUSE 228 Closter Dock Rd. 201.768.0644 zendiggi.com

EAST RUTHERFORD AL DI LA 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com TAOS RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 356 Paterson Ave. 201.460.8988 villagrestaurant group.com

EDGEWATER FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse. com GREEK TAVERNA 55 Promenade 201.945.8998

HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

SYROS TAVERNA 51 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0020 tavernasyros.com

THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com THAT FONDUE PLACE 934 River Rd. 201.224.2524 thatfondueplace.com

ENGLEWOOD BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesof englewood.com

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ROMULUS 21 E. Palisade Ave. 201.408.2639 romulusrestaurant.com

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TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888 taniofenglewood.com

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OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Route 4 West 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com SAGE RESTAURANT 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

GOTHAM CITY DINER 39-10 Broadway 201.398.9700 gothamcitydiner.com

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KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905

IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com

MEI SUSHI 14-20 Plaza Rd. 201.398.9882 meisushi.com

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CAFFÉ MILANO 2117 Route 4 East 201.461.0466

PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com

TAST EATERY 1224 Anderson Ave. 201.313.8278 tast.us

GARFIELD BISTRO 399 399 Midland Ave. 973.928.4488 bistro399.com THE FIREHOUSE FAMILY RESTAURANT 42 Plauderville Ave. 973.478.2226 firehouse-restaurant. com GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.2226 goodfellasristorante.com

GLEN ROCK GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com GREEK TAVERNA 175 Rock Rd.

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263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922

JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN GRILLE 930 Prospect St. 201.445.2362 jalapenosmexgrill.com

FOSCHINI’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com

TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniasiangrill.com

HAROLD’S NEW YORK DELI 10 Polito Ave. 201.935.2600

HACKENSACK BANGKOK GARDEN 261 Main St. 201.487.2620 bangkokgarden-nj.com THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com LOTUS CAFÉ 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.7070 lotuscafe hackensack.com THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com

HILLSDALE CINCO DE MAYO 116 Broadway 201.722.1172 cincodemayo hillsdale.com THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com DELLA CUCINA RISTORANTE 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 domanirestaurants.com

HO-HO-KUS CAFE AMICI 4 Sycamore Ave. 201.389.6377 albertscafeamici.com HO-HO-KUS SUSHI CAFÉ 29 Sheridan Ave. 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com ST. EVE’S 611 North Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

LYNDHURST ANGELO’S

LEE’S HAWAIIAN ISLANDER 768 Stuyvesant Ave. 201.939.3777 MEDIEVAL TIMES 149 Polito Ave. 888.935.6878 medievaltimes.com MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 210.857.5800 fionasristorante.com LEGENDS CORNER PUB 11 Central Ave. 201.857.4343 legendscornerpub.net PIZZAIOLO BY BROTHERS 85 Godwin Ave. 201.444.4944 pizzaiolobrothers.com ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335

MONTVALE GEN SUSHI & HIBACHI 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.930.9188 gensushinj.com HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com TOROS 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

NORTHVALE BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com

BRADY’S FOX HUNT INN 201 Livingston St. 201.784.8047 THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspain restaurant.com

OAKLAND CAFÉ L’AMORE 455 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.5558 cafelamore.com CENZINO 589 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.6693 cenzinos.com W’S GRILL 20 Elm St. 201.651.0005 wsgrilloakland.com

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THE ROTUNDA 503 Garden State Plz. 201.843.7693 SHAKE SHACK 479 Route 17 South 201.241.2381 shakeshack.com

RAMSEY ANTHONY FRANCO’S PIZZA 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com

BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net

BIAGIO’S RISTORANTE 299 Paramus Rd. 201.652.0201 biagios.com

CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com

THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com CHAKRA 144 Route 4 East 201.556.1530 chakrarestaurant.com

GAO THAI KITCHEN 63 W. Main St. 201.962.2691 gaothaikitchen.com GIOVANNA’S CAFÉ 19 E. Main St. 201.825.5835 giovannascafe.com

EL CID 205 Paramus Rd. 201.843.0123

GREEK CITY 1300 Route 17 North 201.760.2500 greekcityrestaurant. com

THE FIREPLACE RESTAURANT 718 Route 17 North 201.444.2362 thefireplacerestaurant. com

KINCHLEY’S TAVERN 586 N. Franklin Tpk. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com

GRAND LUX CAFE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.909.0399 grandluxcafe.com

Cafe Amici Ho-Ho-Kus boasts an eclectic menu.

BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 1315 Route 17 South 201.962.9099 ramsey.biggiesclambar. com

ANTHONY FRANCO’S PIZZA 556 Route 17 North 201.447.3999 afpizza.com

LAKESIDE GRILLE 105 Lakeside Dr. 201.327.0009 ramseycountryclub.com

KIKU 365 Route 17 South 201.265.7200

MAJESTIC DINER 1045 Route 17 201.962.8750 eatmajestic.com

MANTRA 275 Route 4 West 201.342.8868 mantranj.com

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Route 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

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MILLER’S ALE HOUSE 270 Route 4 201.342.4800 millersalehouse. com

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TAWARA 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712 VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com FINCH’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 JIM DANDY’S 102 Park Ave. 201.896.2224 MAMBO TEA HOUSE 98 Park Ave. 201.933.1262 mamboteahousenj.com PASIANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com THE VILLAGE GOURMET 73-75 Park Ave. 201.438.9404 villagerestaurantgroup. com

SADDLE BROOK THE PLANK PIZZA CO. BEER PARLOR 383 Market St. 201.843.2426 ppcbp.com QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

SADDLE BROOK DINER 30 Market St. 201.843.5929 saddlebrookdiner.com

TENAFLY KINARA 10 Jay St. 201.399.7788 kinararestaurant.com MANDOO CAFÉ 35 Highwood Ave. 201.871.8886 mandoocafe.com MAX’S ITALIAN GRILL 39 Highwood Ave. 201.569.7171 SAYOLA RESTAURANT 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurant.com

WYCKOFF THE BRICK HOUSE 179 Godwin Ave. 201.848.1211 thebrickhouse wyckoff.com SAKURA 371 Franklin Ave. 201.848.6988 sakurawyckoff.com T.S. MA CHINESE CUISINE 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine. com

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