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FEATURES 29

SKIN CANCER Update

Did you know that drinking coffee may help reduce your risk of developing the disease? Read our report.

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lush, lovely and local

Inspired backyard landscaping brings the beauty of a tropical paradise home to Bergen County.

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Balmy days are here once more, and you’ve got options galore.

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Can you be a free spirit and still have a refined, classic look? With this summer’s fashions, the answer is yes!

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Father’s Day comes along just when things are heating up—a perfect time for gifts like these.

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LOCAL BUZZ

On Dad’s Day, gather ’round the grill for a manly meal featuring your old friend meat.

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

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Recent reports and statistics, including items on weight-loss journals, the benefits of friends, calcium, fiber and living past 100.

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This European-inspired footwear will have you stepping out in style and comfort.

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Check out accessories for men: pens, bracelets and some very quirky cuff links.

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home front

What if your yard or deck became the best-furnished “room” on your property?

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Shopping in a friendly, convenient downtown is one of the delights of Westwood.

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POWER FOOD

Did you know that what Americans call cantaloupes are actually muskmelons? There’s more about this nutritious breakfast staple.

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wine + spirits

Aficionados of the Moscow Mule insist that this refreshing vodka cocktail be served in a copper mug. We share a recipe.

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GATHERINGS

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

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You learn all kinds of secrets on a trip with the tribe—a summer family reunion.

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From Wyckoff’s Devon Fine Jewelry comes an 18-karat-gold pendant with a diamond-ringed agate center stone.

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we’ll say it some more: It’s a privilege to live in beautiful Bergen County. And our approach at Bergen Health & Life is to honor that fact by being as local as we can. Yes, you can read in national magazines about many of the topics we cover—from food to fashion, from health to home design. But we know there are resources aplenty for all these things right here in Bergen—so why not tap them? Take the outdoor landscape design you see on this issue’s cover, for example. It has a tropical spirit, but it’s actually not in the tropics, but in Franklin Lakes! And those other backyard beauties in our landscaping feature on page 34? They’re in Ramsey, Hillsdale and Oradell. One thing Bergen has that tropical destinations can only envy is its four distinct, delightful seasons. For us, the balmy weather June brings each year is something to celebrate— and that’s exactly what we do in this “outdoors” issue. Read on page 38 about where to go hiking, biking, boating or birdwatching and where to play golf. And take a look at page 24. The outdoor furniture and accessories we’ve gathered there prove once and for all that durable needn’t mean dull. What else does June promise besides a beautiful time to enjoy nature? Oh, there’s Father’s Day, of course—Sunday the 19th. In Dad’s honor we feature masculine fashions on page 40, a selection of cool gifts on page 44 and three manly, meaty meals on page 58. We even divulge (page 13) what some of the dads on our staff are hoping to receive as gifts. There’s much more in this issue, as you’ll discover. As for me, I’m stepping outside for a bit. It’s simply too lovely not to. Enjoy!

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What could be better for Dad’s Day than a fishing expedition? Happily, the county offers many promising spots. Here are a few of our faves: You can launch your kayak or canoe at 157-acre Overpeck Lake in Ridgefield Park, where you might find a largemouth bass, catfish or carp tugging at your line. Largemouth bass and catfish also can be found at 120-acre Ramapo Lake in Oakland, but you’re more likely to catch pickerel and yellow perch there. Angling for trout? Head to the Ramapo River, which is accessible at points in Mahwah and Oakland. Every spring the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife stocks the river with rainbow trout. Don’t forget that a New Jersey fishing license ($22.50) is required for anyone between the ages of 16 and 70. Pick one up at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Paramus or Ramsey Outdoor in Ramsey. (Looking for more outdoor activities? See page 38.)

Dads’ desires

“The new biography of the late U.S. Senator and 1972 presidential nominee I once campaigned for: The Rise of A Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern, by Thomas J. Knock.” —Tim Kelley, senior editor

What Father’s Day gift will really make a hit? It may not be a tie, a tackle box or a “#1 Dad” T-shirt. Polling three pops on staff at Bergen Health & Life suggests their wishes are less predictable:

“This year I am all about Shinola watches. They are the perfect blend of modern elegance with a touch of retro cool. They’re this season’s perfect ‘Dad’ accessory.” —Stephen Vitarbo,

“A day at the beach with my wife and my kids, who are both now in college. We don’t get as many opportunities to be together as we once did.” —Tom Flannery, publisher

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Make your space great

Interior designers Jessica Geller and Virginia Toledo have transformed Manhattan apartments, Hoboken row houses and Westchester mansions; now they’re making their mark in Bergen. At press time, the principal designers of id 810 Design Group were set to open a downtown Englewood storefront as the 10-year-old firm’s New Jersey headquarters with a showroom of luxury furnishings and home accessories. Geller and Toledo, Garden State residents, specialize in full-scale luxury interior design, and last year they were both on the International Furnishings and Design Association’s “Top Five Rising Stars” list. They also have an eye for repurposing vintage furniture: They breathe new life into pieces found at local markets and sell many of them alongside the high-end and custom furniture in their Englewood showroom. If you’re thinking of sprucing up, this may be your next stop. id 810 Design Group, 66 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood, 646.701.5016; id810designgroup.com

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A new microbrew Move over, oenophiles; beer connoisseurs are on the march, thanks to the rise of microbreweries like The Alementary Brewing Co., which recently opened in Hackensack. Co-owners Blake Crawford and Michael Roosevelt, Bergenfield residents, perfected their home-brewing skills for years before they purchased the space in 2015. Today, the cozy brewery has a renovated wooden façade and exposed wood beams, and customers can enjoy the eight beers on tap as single samplers, flights of four, pints and other sizes up to 64 ounces. Though The Alementary doesn’t offer food, Crawford and Roosevelt have invited food trucks to set up outside the brewery. Sanducci’s Pizza was there in May! The Alementary Brewing Company, 58 Voorhis Ln., Hackensack, 201.968.1290; alementary.com

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Roughly half of the 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the U.S. each year are treated with total reconstructive surgery, a procedure that requires rehabilitation for up to a year. But one local surgeon is using a cutting-edge technique that can drastically reduce recovery time for certain patients. The ACL is one of four ligaments that stabilize the knee and connect the thighbone to the shinbone. Gregory DiFelice, M.D., an Upper Saddle River native and orthopedic surgeon with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), says reconstruction with grafts is not the only surgical option in cases where the ligament tears cleanly off the bone. His technique for these specific instances is to repair “the native ligament” and reattach it to the bone. “Given MRI technology and 30 years of arthroscopic advances, I can identify which tears are repairable and only try to repair the ones with a fighting chance of healing,” says Dr. DiFelice, who sees patients at the HSS satellite office in Paramus. Most patients who undergo this procedure are off pain medication in two days and back to work or school within a week, says the doctor. They’re back to a full range of motion in two weeks, and those competing in sports can return to the field in about four months. That’s what Greg Babaian of Oakland has discovered. Babaian ruptured his ACL playing basketball in late January and, after seeking a second opinion, learned he was a good candidate for Dr. DiFelice’s procedure. “I was off crutches within a week,” he says. “There were no major stitches, since everything was done arthroscopically. The pain was minimal, with little swelling. I’ve been rehabbing for about 10 weeks, and I’m back to weightlifting and have resumed life—something a 42-year-old father has to do.” Dr. DiFelice has performed about 60 of these procedures and reports a 90 percent success rate. To learn more, visit hss.edu/physicians.

Autistic— and artistic!

Ridgewood resident Melissa O’Sullivan and her son Jake recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their Internetbased clothing company, Autistic Hero Teeshirts, which donates a portion of each sale to autism awareness charities such as KultureCity and the Nazr Mohammed Foundation. The pieces available at AHT—there are plenty of T-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags and even baby items—feature original illustrations by Jake, 14, who has high-functioning autism. O’Sullivan refines her son’s drawings and prepares them for use on the shirts. Trained as a graphic designer, she rounds out edges, removes lines if Jake drew on lined paper and cleans eraser marks. AHT also accepts designs from other autistic artists and pays them if their art is featured on a T-shirt. “There are many talented individuals with autism,” she says. “This is a way for them to shine.” Autistic Hero Teeshirts, autistichero.com

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Cat: Denali, 14 years old, domestic shorthair Owners: Joe and Deanna Dawicki of Fair Lawn The Dawickis were left with a hole in their lives after their 23-year-old cat died in 2010. Hoping to fill that void, Joe and Deanna visited the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. in Oakland to find a new furry friend. They looked at several kittens, but it was the older and wiser Denali who gave the couple “the best sales pitch to take her home,” Deanna reports. Since her arrival, Denali has made herself comfortable and enjoyed everything a pampered cat gets: playtime, gentle rubs behind the ears and neck, and plenty of love from the Dawickis. And Denali evidently returns the emotion, says Deanna, “from the sound of her purrs.”

Puppy Love

Dog: Emmie, 2 years old, maltipoo Owners: The Feit family of Woodcliff Lake: David; Faye; Josh, 26; and Noah, 24 The Feits found Emmie at a local pet store when she was a few months old, and she’s been winning hearts ever since. Emmie made frequent visits to her “grandfather” in an assisted living facility, where she delighted him and other residents. (They especially loved when she would sit on their laps and let them pet her.) She is the ultimate lap dog—put her on your lap and she’ll sit there quietly for hours. Says David of the playful pooch: “She’s a fabulous pet and brings joy to almost everyone she meets.” Think your furry friend is the cutest in Bergen County? Send us a picture of you and your pooch and we may publish it! Email editor@ wainscotmedia.com.

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Consuming an extra 10 grams of fiber daily during early adulthood can cut breast cancer risk by as much as 13 percent. —Pediatrics

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Want to live past age 70 with no cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, cognitive impairment or physical or mental limitations? A megastudy of 13,000 women found that subjects who reached that milestone had one thing in common: physical activity. How much activity is enough? Some experts say to aim for 10,000 steps per day. —Harvard University

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Shopping in downtown Westwood is a friendly, lowstress alternative to city congestion or mall madness. Street parking is usually easy (with low-cost meters) and there are wonderful “non-chain” opportunities to exercise your credit card—Ginger N’ Cream, Hartly and Society Femme for the latest women’s fashions; LaViano for fine jewelry and watches; and L.N. Grand, an old-fashioned “five-and-ten,” for just about everything else. Westwood’s many parks, ponds and brooks give it a more bucolic feel than many of its neighbors. One fun spot is Veterans’ Memorial Park, where in summer folks lie on blankets or pull up chairs and enjoy a concert or a family movie projected on the back of the train station.

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Popular spots for a night out include Baci, Bibi’z, Caffe Anello, Grange, Jack’s Café, The Melting Pot and Mezza (pictured). For casual drinks and a fun atmosphere, Bat Barry’s, The Iron Horse and P.J. Finnegan’s are great options. And when you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, there’s Conrad’s (where you can indulge in candy and ice cream), Harmony Tea Room, The Rolling Pin Café and Sogno Coffeehouse.

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Too much sun brings the risk of skin cancer. Are you doing all you can to protect yourself?

ing all you can to keep safe? Research in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that daily use of a sunscreen product with an SPF—sun protection factor—of at least 15 can cut your risk of melanoma in half. But experts say an SPF of 30 or higher is better. “I advise patients to choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide as an active ingredient,” says dermatologist Neena Chima, M.D., of the Corederm Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Wayne. It should offer “broad-spectrum” protection—that is, against both kinds of ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. Don’t neglect easy-to-forget places like the back, ankles or, for males, that bald spot. And reapply it every couple of hours or after going into the water. “Keep a bottle with you,” suggests Michael

Wiederkehr, M.D., FAAD, medical director of the Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery in Paramus. Often, he notes, people wear sunscreen at the beach but forget it on their daily travels—“and end up watching a child’s lacrosse game in direct sun for hours.” “But don’t rely on sunscreen alone,” warns Dr. Chima. “Wear sun-protective clothing including a wide-brimmed hat, and seek shade whenever possible, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.” Turn the page for more about skin cancer risk and ways to stay safe.

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If you apply toenail polish, take a break at least monthly and inspect the area under and around the nails. That’s where a condition called acral melanoma can sometimes hide. It’s the most common form of melanoma diagnosed in African-Americans and Asians, who are at less risk than Caucasians for other melanomas, and it unfortunately has a high mortality rate because there’s often a delay in its discovery. Also, remove nail polish before your next visit for a skin exam, suggests dermatologist Neena Chima, M.D., of the Corederm Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Wayne. “Save the pedicure for after the doctor visit,” she says.

things can raise 11 your risk Skin cancer can strike anyone, but you are at higherthan-average risk if you: n are fair-skinned n have naturally red or blond hair n have freckles n have had skin cancer before n spend a lot of time outdoors n have a family history of skin cancer, especially melanoma n live in or travel to hot climates or high altitudes n take medications that make you sensitive to light n have had a lot of sunburns and burn before tanning n have a condition that weakens your immune system n have a lot of moles, or large or irregularly shaped moles —American Cancer Society

Facts about skin and gender

n More women than men develop melanoma till about age 50. n After 50, men are much more likely than women to have this cancer. n Overall, 1 in 33 men and 1 in 52 women will contract melanoma in their lifetimes. n According to a survey, only 56 percent of men know there’s no such thing as a healthy tan (versus 76 percent of women). n In the same survey, just 56 percent of males realized that skin cancer can strike on areas of skin not usually exposed to the sun (while 65 percent of women knew this). —American Cancer Society; American Academy of Dermatology

The eyes have it

Sunburned eyes are at risk for cataracts, so be sure to wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays. “Wraparound” models are ideal.

Once burned, shun the sun

Does a single very bad sunburn in your past put you at higher risk for melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer? Yes, say investigators at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. They estimate that one blistering burn in childhood increases your risk by 50 percent, while five of them raise it by 80 percent.

Know the limits of the ‘ABCDE’ test

You’ve probably seen the “ABCDE” guide to troublesome skin lesions (see below). But did you know there are exceptions—warts or moles that may be a danger even if they don’t fall in one of its categories? For example, despite “A,” a nodular melanoma is often symmetrical. And although “D” appears to give a clean bill of health to moles less than six millimeters wide, some cancerous moles are smaller. The bottom line? Follow the guide, but also heed the words of Paramus dermatologist Michael Wiederkehr, M.D., FAAD: “If a beauty mark is changing or has a color or other characteristic that is not typical of your moles, get it checked out.”

Hair color and cancer risk

If you’re a natural redhead, your chances of getting skin cancer are 10 to 100 times greater than that of brunettes, according to a Harvard Medical School study reported in the journal Molecular Cell. Here’s how hue correlates with risk:

Asymmetry: One half is unlike the other half. Border: There’s a scalloped, poorly defined or otherwise irregular boundary. Color: The hue varies from one area to another, has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes red, white or blue. Diameter: The diameter is greater than 6 millimeters, roughly the size of a pencil eraser. Evolving: The skin lesion is changing in size, shape or color. Source: American Academy of Dermatology

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Can a cuppa joe protect you?

Researchers at Yale University’s School of Public Health found that coffee drinkers are less likely than others to contract skin cancer—including melanoma. Their study even suggested that the risk decreased with every cup. But investigators quickly cautioned people not to rely on coffee to reduce skin-cancer risk. The correlation didn’t indicate cause and effect and might reflect other lifestyle factors, such as a tendency of java-chuggers to stay indoors, away from the sun. Recommends dermatologist Dr. Chima: “Enjoy your Starbucks in moderation! There is a better method of decreasing your risk of skin cancer: sun protection.”

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What can patients expect from you and your team? At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, you’re in the hands of an elite surgical team that’s passionate about what they do and is focused on you. Each surgeon uses his or her advanced trained and extensive experience, and takes a customized, progressive approach to your health—enabling you to overcome pain and limitations, get stronger and faster, and live the active life you deserve.

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lush, lovely and local inspired backyard landscaping brings the beauty of a tropical paradise home to bergen.

Our clients wanted to feel as if they were at a Miami resort. So we worked with them to create outdoor rooms that flowed seamlessly from the interior.� Rick Zimmer, Tapestry Landscape Architecture, sister company to Scenic Landscaping, Haskell

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Guided by the clients’ design inspiration, Haskell-based Scenic Landscaping transformed this Franklin Lakes backyard into a tropical retreat, complete with a hardy palm tree, floating step pads on the pool and stone and hardwood deck surfaces.

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The goal was a natural-looking pool with a spa, waterfalls and slide as well as ample entertaining space. I angled the pool so the water features faced the house as a focal point.” Lenny DiTomaso, Landscape Perceptions, Oakland

The free-form pool looked the most natural with the existing slope of the property. We planted evergreens behind the pool and waterfall to give the backyard a more natural, woodland feel.” Mike Hartnett, B&B Pool and Spa Center, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

Top: At this Ramsey home, the designers fashioned a backyard oasis with three waterfalls and a curved stone patio. “The lush landscaping softens the rocks and creates interest all year long,” they explain. Bottom: Lighting and landscaping create a dramatic effect for nighttime swimming in this pool in Hillsdale.

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The homeowner wanted an outdoor patio, so our design staff came up with a fire pit with seating on a built-in bench surrounding it. Everyone loved it.” Richard Goldstein, Green Meadows Landscaping, Oakland

Green Meadows Landscaping in Oakland brought the inside out when creating this outdoor living space—complete with firepit and lounge area—in Oradell.

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OUTDOOR fUN!

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golf Eager to get back in the swing? You can practice your strokes at one of the driving ranges in the county or head straight to the course—there are eight open-to-the-public ones to choose from in our area. 21 Golf Driving Range 1 Route 46 West Palisades Park 201.941.4455 21golfrange.com Bogota Golf Center 30 Cross St. Bogota 201.489.2400 bogotagolfcenter.com Closter Golf Center 153 Homans Ave. Closter 201.768.0990 clostergolfcenter.com Darlington Golf Center 279 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.818.0777 darlingtongolfcenter.com Darlington Golf Course 277 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.327.8778 golfbergencounty.com

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Edgewater Golf Range 575 River Rd. Edgewater 201.840.4001 edgewatergolf.wix.com/ edgewatergolfrange Emerson Golf Club 99 Palisade Ave. Emerson 201.261.1100 emersongolfcourse.com Orchard Hills Golf Course 404 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.3782 golfbergencounty.com Overpeck Golf Course 273 E. Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.837.3029 golfbergencounty.com Paramus Golf Course 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 paramusgolfcourse.com

River Vale Country Club 660 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.391.2300 rivervalecc.com Rockleigh Golf Course 15 Paris Ave. Rockleigh 201.768.6354 golfbergencounty.com Valley Brook Golf Course 15 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.664.5890 golfbergencounty.com

Miniature Golf Paramus Miniature Golf 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079, ext. 13 paramusborough.org

Boating For canoe, rowboat or kayak owners the area has several places to ply the waters. (Don’t own a boat? Rent one!) Foschini Park River St. Hackensack Johnson Park Anderson St. Hackensack Kenneth B. George Park Riverside Way River Edge

Laurel Hill Park (canoes and kayaks available for rental) New Country Rd. Secaucus Overpeck Park Kayak Center (kayaks available for rental) Fort Lee Rd. Leonia

Palisades Interstate Park 9W Alpine & Englewood Waterside Park Industrial Ave. Ridgefield Park

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Hiking & Nature Walks Bergen County and the area around it boast abundant places to “take a hike,” whether you’re a casual stroller or a disciplined athlete who thrives on steep inclines and rugged terrain. Lose yourself among the plants and creatures of unspoiled nature—or feast your eyes on the skyline of that city across the Hudson. Campgaw Mountain Reservation, 200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah. Offering a complex network of nine marked trails, this 1,373-acre wooded park can accommodate easy strolls and hardy hikes alike. Celery Farm, Franklin Tpk., Allendale. Experience New Jersey’s freshwater wetlands firsthand on one of the footpaths or three observation platforms in this 107acre preserve. (Access is from a parking lot on the road’s east side.) Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Sinatra Dr., Hoboken. It’s not yet complete, but the 18.5 mile-long pedestrian path will connect Bergen with Bayonne to the south. Check out those views! James A. McFaul Environmental Center, 150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff. This 82-acre wildlife sanctuary includes a waterfowl pond, bird shelters, a nature trail, natural science exhibits and more.

Palisades Interstate Park, 1 Alpine Approach Rd., Alpine. This park features 2,500 acres of Hudson River shorefront, uplands and cliffs, along with more than 30 miles of hiking trails and great Manhattan vistas. Ramapo Valley County Reservation, 608 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah. Take your dog for a walk around Scarlet Oak Pond or hike up to Hawk Rock for a Jersey panorama on one of this 3,313acre reservation’s numerous hiking trails. Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. With 1.3 miles of groomed trails, an outdoor classroom and ecological art exhibits, this nature walk is a must. Tenafly Nature Center, 131 Hudson Ave., Tenafly. This nature preserve protects some 400 wooded acres. Note carefully the trees, birds and insects you see on the self-guided tour; there’ll be a test!

places to go birdwatching Ornithology enthusiasts are at home in Bergen, with a wide variety of winged species and great spots for ogling them. See the sites below; learn more at bergencountyaudubon.org and njaudubon.org. Celery Farm, Franklin Tpk., Allendale. This 107-acre wildlife oasis in the middle of the suburbs is home to 240-plus species of birds, more than 50 of which breed there. DeKorte Park, 2 DeKorte Park Plz., Lyndhurst. This New Jersey Meadowlands park is on the Atlantic Flyway, one of the three key routes used by migratory birds in the U.S. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Harrier Meadow, Disposal Rd. near Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. The 70-acre wetland mitigation site has been restored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes. A self-guided trail system winds through 14 acres of oak and maple, where you might hear migrant songbirds.

Overpeck County Park Creek, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, on the banks of Overpeck Creek. It’s great for spotting wading birds, waterfowl and shore birds. Migration season brings opportunities to spot bald eagles, osprey, broad-winged hawks and more. State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Parkway North, Alpine. Less than a mile south of the New York state border, this is the highest point along the Hudson Palisades, 532 feet above the river. It’s one of the state’s 14 official hawk-counting sites. Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck. The 1.2 miles of wetland walkways make for a prominent birdwatching spot. Don’t forget to catch “Migration Mileposts,” which feature trailside artwork that celebrates the birds of the Atlantic Flyway.

Biking

Cyclists, rejoice! The Saddle River Area Bike Path extends for almost six miles through the towns of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park along the Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. It goes by the historic Easton Tower on Route 4 as well as a scenic waterfall at Dunkerhook Park. The trail also goes past ponds, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts and athletic fields.

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Tastes

we’ll meat again

On Dad’s day, gather around the grill for one of these manly meals.

Reprinted with permission from Paleo Monday to Friday by Daniel Green © 2016 Kyle Books. Photographs © Peter Cassidy.

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Filet Mignon with Caramelized Onions Serves 2 INGREDIENTS n 2 7-oz. filet mignon steaks n 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil n Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper n 8 oz. fresh mushrooms (any variety), chopped n 1 Tb. chopped fresh thyme n ¾ cup red wine n 5½ oz. carrots For the caramelized onions n 3 onions, thinly sliced n 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed n Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS n First make the caramelized onions: Place the onions in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cover and cook, stirring infrequently, until they are dry and almost sticking to the pan (about 20 minutes). n Stir in the oil and a large pinch of salt, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally and adding oil as needed to keep them from sticking without getting greasy, for 40 to 60 minutes, depending on how silky you want them. Season to taste and set aside.

My favorite is one of our specialties, the chef rib steak. We keep the rib on, remove all the gristle, and then it’s aged for a minimum of four weeks. When it’s grilled just right, the final product is the most exquisite piece of meat with the tenderness of a filet and the flavor of the rib.” Sal Petruso Owner/butcher Westwood Prime Meats Westwood

n Meanwhile, brush the steaks all over with a little olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place a large grill pan over medium-high heat and, when hot, add the steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side (or until done to your liking), then remove from the pan and set aside. n Add the remaining olive oil to the pan, add the mushrooms and cook over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown. n Add the wine and thyme to the pan, bring to a simmer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the wine has reduced slightly. n Plate the steaks with a spoonful of sauce, the caramelized onions on the side and a few carrots too, if you like.

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Grilled Lamb Chops on Carrot Purée with Roasted Garlic Serves 4

INGREDIENTS n 1.3 lbs. carrots, peeled and roughly chopped n 12 lamb chops or cutlets (about 4 oz. each), trimmed of fat n 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced n 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, cut into thirds n 2 Tbs. olive oil n Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS n Preheat the oven to 350°F.

You can’t beat a dry-aged T-bone. The filet is lean and has nice texture. The sirloin has just the right amount of fat. When you combine the lean filet, the fat of the sirloin and the nicely aged bone, you get the bestflavored steak.” Kenny Gjevukaj Owner/chef Sear House Closter

n Place the carrots in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until soft. n Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, cut a few incisions in the lamb and slide in a few garlic slivers and a sprig of rosemary in each chop. Place on a foil-lined baking pan and roast in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes (depending on size). n Drain the carrots, transfer to a food processor and add the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and process to a smooth purée. n Serve the lamb with the carrot purée and garnish with some fresh rosemary.

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Sirloin Steak Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS n 4 to 6 lbs. sirloin beef n 2 tsp. olive oil n Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper n Canned hearts of palm, sliced n 7 oz. (about 5 cups) green salad, including arugula For the balsamic vinaigrette n ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar n Juice of ½ large lemon n 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard n 1 garlic clove, crushed n 1 tsp. dried basil n 1 Tb. maple syrup

DIRECTIONS n Place a grill pan over high heat and let it heat up. n Rub the steak all over with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. n Sear the steak on the grill pan for about 2 to 3 minutes, then turn and sear again for another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat this until the beef has rotated fully and is seared on all sides, then rest for 15 minutes. (If you are using an outdoor grill with a lid, ensure it is closed while the meat rests.)

My favorite is definitely the rib eye with the bone in— you have to have the bone; it gives it that extra flavor and juiciness. Be sure to eat the meat on the bone. If you leave that meat, you’re leaving money on the table.” Bo Kim Steak lover Tenafly

n Transfer the meat to a board and rest for a few additional minutes, then slice into large steaks. n Meanwhile, make the dressing. Place all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. n Serve with sliced hearts of palm and some fresh green salad, drizzled with a little balsamic vinaigrette.

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power food

crazy for

cantaloupe

Any way you slice it, this refreshing summer fruit bursts with flavor and health benefits. You know summer’s just around the bend when cantaloupe makes an appearance in the produce department. Cut one open and you’ll find a sweet, juicy treat packed with potassium, fiber and magnesium. Low in calories (just 60 per cup), cantaloupes make the perfect snack to tote during the lazy days of summer.

POWER UP One cup of the luscious fruit provides more than 100 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C and vitamin A. It also helps us achieve blemish-free skin and impeccable eyesight thanks to its high beta-carotene content. And its seeds are nutritious in their own right; they boast omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health. Added bonus: Because cantaloupes have a high water content (90 percent), the fruit will help you stay hydrated and keep you feeling full longer.

DID YOU KNOW? The “cantaloupe” we all know here in the U.S. is actually a muskmelon. Gasp! To find the real deal, the ones without the extensive, mosaic-like netting and with heavier, deeply grooved ribs, you have to travel to the Mediterranean. Named after a town in southern Italy called Cantalupo, this refreshing fruit won fame when its seeds were imported from Armenia to grace the papal gardens in the 15th century.

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La’mezza Lebanese fusion cuisine, 63 Nathaniel Pl., 201.569.2662

IVY INN American and Continental fare ser ved in a romantic setting, 268 Terrace Ave., 201.393.7699

Masa Sushi & Grill Japanese fare featuring sushi and BYO, 81 W. Allendale Ave., 201.934.6616

PINtXO Y TAPAS Elegant Spanish tapas restaurant, 47 N. Dean St., 201.569.9999

MT. FUJI STEAKHOUSE Elegant Japanese fare and hibachi grill, 193 Route 17 South, 201.288.2800

SAVINI Italian cuisine, 168 W. Crescent Ave., 201.760.3700

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cafe italiano ristorante & Bar Authentic Italian fare, 14 Sylvan Ave., 201.461.5041

BELLA CAMPANIA Casual, traditional Italian fare, 456 Broadway, 201.666.7700

BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern, 430 Route 17 South, 201.933.4000

CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 18 Sylvan Ave., 201.944.0233

Domani Authentic Italian food with fresh, local produce, 387 Washington Ave., 201.722.8881

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GRISSINI Ristorante Elegant Italian cuisine, 484 Sylvan Ave., 201.568.3535

GOLDEN DYNASTY Upscale, traditional Chinese cuisine, 295 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.358.8685

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BUON GUSTO Casual Italian dining, 534 Durie Ave., 201.784.9036 HARVEST BISTRO & BAR French/American fare, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd., 201.750.9966

THE RIVER PALM TERRACE Classic steak house and seafood, 41-11 Route 4 West, 201.703.3500

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Just JANICE Home-style Italian-American cuisine, 23 Sheridan Ave., 201.445.2666

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Delvina Traditional Italian fare, 172 Piermont Rd., 201.816.0239

PRIME & BEYOND Upscale American steak house, 501 Main St., 201.461.0033

Bon appetit Tea House Traditional high tea ser ved Wednesday to Sunday, 180 Franklin Tpk., 201.529.1144

DUMONT

Tast Eatery Health-minded wraps, salads and grass-fed burgers, 1224 Anderson Ave., 201.313.8278

Mason jar Traditional American fare featuring brick oven pizza, 219 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.2302

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the RIVER PALM TERRACE Traditional American steak house, 209 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.529.1111

IL MULINO Northern Italian cuisine featuring seafood, 132 Veterans Plz., 201.384.7767

EDGEWATER

Fleming’s steakhouse at Cit y Place Premium steak and seafood, 90 Promenade, 201.313.9463 Greek Taverna at cit y place Traditional Greek cuisine, 55 Promenade, 201.945.8998 KINARA Northern Indian cuisine, 880 River Rd., 201.313.0555

CHEF’S TABLE French eatery, 754 Franklin Ave., 201.891.6644 SUSHI COCORO Authentic Japanese cuisine with a sushi bar, 856 Franklin Ave., 201.560.1333

GLEN ROCK

ROCCA Classic Italian and innovative seasonal fare, 203 Rock Rd., 201.670.4945

Stateline diner Neighborhood family restaurant, 375 Route 17 North, 201.529.3353

MIDL AND PARK

ARTURO’S Classic Italian fare, 41 Central Ave., 201.444.2466

MONT VALE

LA VECCHIA NAPOLI Traditional southern Italian cuisine, 2 Hilliard Ave., 201.941.6799

Tani Sushi & asian grill Pan-Asian dining with a sophisticated atmosphere, 206 Rock Rd., 201.612.1188

ALDO & GIANNI RISTORANTE Traditional Italian fare, 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd., 201.391.6866

THE RIVER PALM TERRACE Classic American steak house and seafood, 1416 River Rd., 201.224.2013

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Momma’s kitchen Italian eatery and pizzeria with gluten-free options, 15 Grand Ave., 201.746.9777

Maggiano’s Little italy Family-style Italian restaurant, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.221.2030

MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS Light French cuisine, 416 Tappan Rd., 201.767.0063

P.F. CHANG’S Family-friendly casual Chinese eater y, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.646.1565

NORTHVALE CLASSIC DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 247 Livingston St., 201.767.6267

ROSA MEXICANO Upscale Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients, 390 Hackensack Ave., 201.489.9100

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Franco’s pizza restaurant Casual Italian cuisine and pizza, 207 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.265.8111

ENGLEWOOD

Bistro Capri Traditional Italian cuisine, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155 DARUMA Japanese cuisine featuring a sushi bar,

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PORTOBELLO Upscale, modern Italian cuisine, 175 Ramapo Valley Rd., 201.337.8990 TROVATO’S DUE II Italian fare featuring pasta and seafood, 4 Barbara Ln., 201.337.0813

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KIKU Traditional Korean and Japanese fare ser ved hibachi style, 365 Route 17 South, 201.265.7200

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LEGAL SEA FOODs Seafood restaurant with a raw bar, 1 Garden State Plz., 201.843.8483

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esty street Eclectic American fare with an inventive twist, 86 Spring Valley Rd., 201.307.1515 The park steakhouse Old-fashioned chophouse, 151 Kinderkamack Rd., 201.930.1300

RAMSEY

CAFÉ PANACHE Eclectic American fine dining, 130 E. Main St., 201.934.0030 GAO Thai cuisine ser ved in a cozy and intimate setting, 63 W. Main St., 201.962.2691 TAWARA Japanese sushi bar, 53 W. Main St., 201.825.8712

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Brick Lane Curry House Indian cuisine, 34 Franklin Ave., 201.670.7311 Cravings Tapas Bistro Small plates from around the globe, 8 Wilsey Sq., 201.857.8533 finca Global tapas menu, 20 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.1199 fish urban dining Seafood restaurant with an original dining concept, 54 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.857.5151 Latour French/American fare, 6 E. Ridgewood Ave., 201.445.5056 mediterraneo Middle Eastern food with tapas plates, 23 N. Broad St., 201.447.0022 PICNIC ON THE SQUARE American bistro featuring organic ingredients, 26 Wilsey Sq., 201.444.4001

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OCEANOS Mediterranean seafood bistro with a raw bar, 2-27 Saddle River Rd., 201.796.0546

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ETC. STEAKHOUSE Contemporar y American steak house, 1409 Palisade Ave., 201.357.5677

ST. EVE’S Seasonal New American fare featuring sustainably farmed, local ingredients, 611 N. Maple Ave., 201.857.4717

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GRANITA GRILLE Italian cuisine, 467 Broadway, 201.664.9846

BACARI GRILL Fine contemporar y American dining, 800 Ridgewood Rd., 201.358.6330

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harmony tea room Soups, salads and traditional afternoon tea, 224 Fair view Ave., 201.664.2608

molos restaurant Seafood restaurant with raw bar, 1 Pershing Rd., 201.223.1200

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Bibi’z Eclectic eastern Mediterranean eater y, 284 Center Ave., 201.722.8600

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PEPPERCORNS Classic American steak house with porch seating, 176 Colony Ave., 201.391.2818

RAMSEY

biggie’s clam bar Seafood restaurant, raw bar and tavern with patio seating out back, 1315 Route 17 South, 201.962.9099 brady’s at the station Traditional American cuisine and pub food ser ved in a lively atmosphere, 5-7 W. Main St., 201.327.9748 LAKESIDE GRILLE & BAR American fare featuring noteworthy burgers and seafood, 105 Lakeside Dr., 201.327.0009

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VILLAGE GREEN RESTAURANT Contemporar y American cuisine, 36 Prospect St., 201.445.2914

COFFEECOL AREPA BAR AND GRILL A taste of Colombia, 1126 Teaneck Rd., 201.357.2700

BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 595 Broadway, 201.784.3311

VARKA ESTIATORIO Specializing in fresh seafood, including an oyster and shellfish bar, 30 N. Spruce St., 201.995.9333

CENTRAL KITCHEN New American food with an Italian flair, 717 E. Palisade Ave., 201.503.0104

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SOLAIA Fine Italian cuisine with a lovely brick patio, 22 N. Van Brunt St., 201.871.7155

roots steakhouse Classic chophouse with seafood dishes, 17 Chestnut St., 201.444.1922

THE SADDLE RIVER INN Romantic, upscale eater y, 2 Barnstable Ct., 201.825.4016

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Jack’s cafe American fare, BYO, 325 Broadway, 201.666.0400 MELTING POT Fondue-style dining with gluten-free options, 250 Center Ave., 201.664.8877

La lanterna cafe & Grill Fine Italian cuisine with sidewalk seating, 29 W. Ridgewood Ave., 201.444.5520 park west tavern Modern American fare ser ved alongside craft beer and handcrafted cocktails, 30 Oak St., 201.445.5400 PEARL Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and homemade pasta, BYO, 17 S. Broad St., 201.857.5100

RUTHERFORD

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Blue moon mexican cafÉ Traditional Mexican cuisine, 327 Franklin Ave., 201.891.1331 THE BRICK HOUSE Fine steaks, chops and seafood, 179 Godwin Ave., 201.848.1211 The plum & the pear French and Italian meet Latin American and Asian, 393 Franklin Ave., 201.485.8793

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TEEN CONFERENCE Bergen Family Center Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, jccotp.org Students from Bergen County high schools attended “Do You Really Know Me?”, a one-day conference at the JCC. They listened to motivational speakers and attended expert-led breakout sessions that focused on anxiety, depression, body image and relationships.

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kickoff reception Carl inserra leukemia fund Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, carlinserraleukemiafund.org More than 100 friends and business partners joined Mahwah-based Inserra Supermarkets at a reception to kick off the 30th anniversary year of its summer golf outing to benefit the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund. The golf outing is June 13 at four Bergen golf courses—Edgewood, Hackensack, Knickerbocker and White Beeches.

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JUNE 1–4 Rides, games of chance, hot dogs, cotton candy and more are in store at the annual parish cARNIVal hosted by Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church in Allendale, 6–10 p.m. Funds raised at the event will benefit the church as well as local charities. Admission: FREE. Ride tickets may be purchased. Visit guardianangelchurch.org or call 201.327.4359 to find out more.

JUNE 4 It’s garage sale season! Stroll the tree-lined streets of Glen Rock in search of your newest treasures at the TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Rain date: June 11.) A map and a list of participating households—more than 50 are expected— will be available at glenrocknj.net. Admission: FREE. For additional information, call 201.926.0249. JUNE 5 Enjoy a fun day of rides, food,

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Market’s annual sTRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The event coincides with the opening of the outdoor market, where you’ll see the offerings of more than 50 local farmers and food purveyors. Admission: FREE. There’s more at ramseyfarmersmarket.org.

JUNE 5 The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood’s annual Secret Gardens Tour showcases the outdoor oases at 10 Ridgewood and Glen Rock homes, including a large organic vegetable garden and a rare sunken garden. The self-guided tour takes place—rain or shine—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $25, $30 after June 3. Purchase yours at womengardenersofridgewood.com.

JUNE 5 Help protect our beautiful wooded areas by volunteering at the MEET-UP CLEAN-UP taking place at Palisades Inter-

crafts and collectibles, a petting zoo, face painting, live music and much more at the MONTVALE STREET FAIR, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE. Get more details at jcpro motions.info/calendar.

state Park, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The Appalachian Mountain Club will provide trash bags, litter sticks, rubber gloves and, of course, snacks! Volunteers typically meet at the Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee. Call 201.615.9226 to confirm the location.

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JUNE 9 Celebrate Father’s Day early this year at the FAMILY PROMISE GOLF OUTING at the Edgewood County Club in River Vale, starting at 11:30 a.m. The day’s agenda includes 18 holes of golf plus lunch, refreshments on the course, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and more. Fee: $325 for an individual golfer, $1,300 for a foursome. Questions? Visit bergenfamilypromise.org or call 201.833.8009.

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JUNE 11 Walk to help ward off breast cancer and heart disease at Holy Name Medical Center’s 9th annual Walk for mom and HEALTHY HEARTS FAIR at Overpeck Park, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring the whole family for some exercise, education, free health screenings, food and entertainment. Admission: FREE. Learn more at holyname .org or call 201.833.3336 to register. JUNE 11 Bring the autophiles in your life to the RAMAPO CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE at Ramapo College in Mahwah, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., where vintage, classic and collectible cars will be displayed and judged. Proceeds benefit Ramapo College and Hackensack University Medical Center. Admission: $5, free for children 5 and under. Get all the info at ramapoconcours.com. JUNE 12 Lace up your running shoes because the BATTLE OF THE SEXES 5K is coming to the Fair Lawn Promenade at 8:30 a.m. This brand-new race pits the guys against the girls, and everyone enjoys discounts at participating stores in the Promenade. Champion medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. Entry fee: $25. Register at battleofsexes5k.com.

Orleans styles at the Classic Quiche Cafe in Teaneck, 7 p.m. Admission: $12. Call ahead—201.692.0150—for reservations to guarantee seating.

races to concerts to fireworks—in addition to some of your favorite fair foods (zeppole, corn dogs, cotton candy). Admission prices vary depending on the date; “cheap night” is July 6, 4 p.m.–midnight. All the details are at njfair.com.

JUNE 18 Triathletes around the county are gearing up for the 34th annual wyckoff– franklin lakes triathalon at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, where they’ll swim half a mile, bike 17 miles and run five miles. Registration fee: individual participant $115, relay team $265. To register or find the trail maps, go to wyckoffymca.org.

Lopez brings his unique brand of comedy to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Questions? Call the box office at 201.227.1030.

JUNE 18–19 It’s back—Open

JUNE 26 The Shady Grove ARTS &

cockpit weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey at Teterboro Airport, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Climb aboard retired aircraft, including a Bell Cobra attack helicopter and a section of a TWA Convair 880 jet. The on-site museum is filled with air and space artifacts, photographs and an extensive model collection. Tickets: adults $8, seniors and children 12 and under $6. Visit njahof. org or call 201.288.6344 to learn more.

JUNE 19 The 6th annual WHEELS FOR MEALS, a family-friendly cycling event, will

JUNE 15 Are you taking the proper vitamin supplements? Find out in an educational program sponsored by The Valley Hospital, 7–8:30 p.m. Attendees will learn which vitamin supplements to take, what quantities of each are healthy and how to read a vitamin label. Admission: FREE. Register for the event at valleyhealth.com.

be held once again at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh. Proceeds benefit the Jewish Family Service Kosher Meals-on-Wheels and the JFS Food Pantry in Teaneck. Routes range from three miles to 50 miles, including a leisurely 5K walk. Participants and their families can enjoy fun activities and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration fee: $50–$72. For more information or to register, visit ridetofighthunger.com.

JUNE 17 In the mood for authentic jazz? DOCTOR DUBIOUS AND THE AGNOSTICS will perform numbers from the ’20s and ’30s in the Chicago and New

JUNE 23–July 10 Don’t miss this year’s state fair Meadowlands. The 30th anniversary celebration will feature something for everyone—from rides to pig

JUNE 25 Get ready to laugh! George

CRAFTS FESTIVAL is back for a second year in Ramsey, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spend the day shopping for ceramics and metal art, jewelry, paintings, glass and textiles, furniture and much more. A hands-on crafts area and a wide variety of food vendors will keep the kids entertained while you browse. Admission: FREE. Head to jcpromotions.info/ calendar for all the details.

JUNE 30 Fans of New York Times bestselling author, illustrator and designer Susan Branch will be lining up to meet her at Bookends in Ridgewood, 6 p.m. She’ll be talking about and signing her new book, Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams. Admission: FREE. Books must be purchased at Bookends, and a receipt must be presented for entry. Can’t make it to the signing? You can place an order for a signed copy by calling 201.445.0726. Send event listings to: Bergen Health & Life, 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 bergenhealthandlife.com.

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Check out classic, vintage and collectible cars, June 11.

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Whether it’s across town or across the country, a successful family reunion starts with picking the right place, as one Bergen family discovered. by timothy Kelley

Going to the reunion of a farflung family is a special travel

experience, full of extra delights—and extra hazards. It’s fun to catch up with relatives you don’t often see, and to meet lanky teenagers whose birth announcements you think of as having come yesterday. But there’s always the potential for chaos. What if Uncle Frank starts in on politics with Betty Lou? “The most satisfying reunions are those that are most structured and planned,” says Laurence Basirico, a sociologist who wrote The Family Reunion Survival Guide. Planning helps ensure that family members have things to do together, taking some of the pressure off. And it begins with picking the right locale or venue. Last summer, for the 50-member clan of Jeanne Patrican of Franklin Lakes, Sunriver Resort just 15 miles south of Bend, Oregon, turned out to be a perfect choice. “We rented a few houses and condos and had a fabulous time,” reports Patrican. “And it was not expensive!” Located at the base of the breathtaking Cascade Mountains, 3,300-acre Sunriver is a planned residential and resort community with a year-round population of 1,700 that swells to 20,000 at peak vacation time. Sunriver has two golf courses, 26 tennis courts and 40 miles of paths for pedestrians and cyclists. “Most of us got around by biking everywhere,” says Patrican. There’s horseback riding, rafting, canoeing, a planetarium and a nature center. For reunion-goers it helps if there’s a major attraction nearby to give cherished tribal memories (and Facebook picture postings) a scenic backdrop. For the Franklin Lakes travelers that was Lava River Cave, a part of the nearby Newberry National Volcanic Monument within the Deschutes National Forest. From top: Michael Mattie, Jeanne Patrican, Nina Mattie, Barbara Mertz, Kathy Schneider and Chris Mattie gather for golf. Later, the family enjoys a moment on the water. There was time to play bridge, too, as family members Patrican, Molly Mell, Schneider and Janet Dowis discovered.

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“We explored a mile-long cave for the first time ever,” says Patrican. “Very cool!” Formed by flows of volcanic lava in pahoehoe (“pa-hoy-hoy”) basalt, the cave is recognized as the longest known uncollapsed lava tube in Oregon. “One of the traps people fall into is equating a family reunion with a vacation,” says Basirico. “But it’s something different with a different purpose. It’s about reviving the culture of the family, and often neutral territory is best.” Ideally, that’s neutral territory that’s also very cool.

One highlight for the visiting New Jersey family was exploring “the inside of the earth” at the Lava River Cave, a residue of volcanic action located near the Sunriver Resort in Oregon’s Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

sunriver resort n Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver, OR 97707, 541.593.1000; sunriver-resort.com.

Closer-to-home reunion spots

If converging on a distant place like Oregon doesn’t fit your family’s schedule, here are three nearer venues to consider: MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE, NEW PALTZ, N.Y. This prize-winning 147-year-old, 1,200-acre resort, with 85 miles of carriage roads and hiking trails, presides over a pristine mountain lake and features swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, tennis and golf, among many other activities. For a large family group, this reunion-savvy venue recommends planning well in advance, perhaps a year ahead. n Mohonk Mountain House, 100 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.256.2023; mohonk.com. CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT, HAMBURG, N.J. This 4,000-acre property in Sussex County’s rolling hills is famous as a golf resort, but your tribe may enjoy convening here even if no one swings a club. The setting is scenic, and there is a lavish spa, swimming, croquet, garden tours and a daily tour of Crystal Springs Wine Cellar, with more than 135,000 bottles. n Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419, 855.977.6473; crystalgolfresort.com. WOODLOCH PINES RESORT, HAWLEY, PA. Can you imagine all your extended family members working out their aggressions in bumper cars? That recreation is available at this 58-year-old family-run family resort in the Poconos along with horseback riding, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, indoor and outdoor swimming and daily social activities. And there’s a nightly “Broadway-style theme show.” (Family reunion expert Basirico says his own clan had a successful event there not long ago.) n Woodloch Resort, 731 Welcome Lake Rd., Hawley, PA 18428; 800.966.3562; woodloch.com.

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Your reunion countdown Starting early is key when planning a family get-together, though how early will depend on how long and ambitious your event is and how far people must travel to it. Here’s a guide: 4 TO 12 MONTHS AHEAD n Ask relatives to volunteer to help and decide who’s in charge of what. n Choose a location and set dates. 3 MONTHS AHEAD n Send invitations. n Plan the meal(s) and hire a caterer if necessary. n Create an events schedule. n Order party souvenirs. 2 MONTHS AHEAD n Reserve any necessary rental equipment, such as a tent or tables and chairs. n Purchase decorations and other supplies.

1 MONTH AHEAD n Confirm duties with volunteers. n Confirm head count and order reunion T-shirts if desired. 2 WEEKS AHEAD n Confirm plans with caterer or venue. n Order perishable goods (cakes, appetizer trays) from venue or nearby stores. n Create a checklist. 2 DAYS AHEAD n Have rental equipment delivered as needed. n Set up tables and chairs. n Place decorations. 1 DAY AHEAD n Prepare any perishable food if necessary. n Review checklist. THE DAY OF n Keep your cool and enjoy yourself. Remember: It’s not about perfection; it’s about people.

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