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VOLUME 18 ISSUE 6 | JUNE/JULY 2018

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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CONTENTS

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Features When Nature Calls Too Often | 42

No man should accept urinary problems as a fact of life.

Exercise: Don’t Go it Alone | 44

Research shows that social support from family and friends can help you keep your fitness routine on track.

Get Outside! | 46 Sure, Bergen is famous for its shopping malls, but there are plenty of bucolic spaces to enjoy fresh-air activities.

SUMMER NIGHTS

Goodbye, ’80s | 56 Empty-nesters in Emerson wanted a design that would fit their lifestyle today.

Push past your usual style and have some fun with one of our foolproof fashions. You’ll look amazing when the sun goes down.

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With these practical tips, make ’18 the year of your best-ever backyard bash.

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Best Ballparks to Visit This Summer | 68

We love where the Yankees and Mets play, but here are five other standout stadiums to put on your baseball bucket list.

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8 Editor’s Note 40 Health News 96 Be There 107 Where to Eat

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CONTENTS

Departments Local Buzz | 19 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

For Men Only | 26

Perhaps father knows best, but on June 17, show him who’s-in-the-know with one (or two) of these “spoilers.”

Style Watch | 32

We’re tickled pink by all the rosy-hued must-haves that are popping up this season.

Jewelry Box | 34

Say hello to the graceful swirl of these sea-inspired pieces.

Home Front | 36

This collection of sand-colored selects will bring the essence of the shore into your home.

Talk of the Town | 38

Rutherford, the Borough of Trees, has plenty of green—as well as shops, dining and arts.

Power Food | 85

How well do you know the tasty, yellow summer staple: corn?

Tastes | 86

Fire up the grill! These flavorful, proteinrich recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Spirits | 92

Here’s your chance to try a refreshing cocktail, made with juicy watermelon and rum. It’ll keep you cool all afternoon long.

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Gatherings | 94

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

Restaurant Review | 103

Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse blends local flavors with Southern soul­—a tasty combo for any time of the year.

A Bergen Moment | 112 A local couple takes the most memorable engagement photos during a trip to the Meadowlands State Fair.

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Hello, summer! In an informal pool, certainly not scientific by any measure, I asked friends and colleagues about favorite childhood memories, and the majority of those shared centered around fun times during the summer months. My own memories bear out these “results”: long days spent lazing at the beach, cooling off under sprinklers, games at the boardwalk, boating down the Shore. With that in mind, we at BERGEN again planned our annual Summer Issue because even the most housebound souls among us step out to catch a breeze, savor the sunshine and forget all about their “Things to Do” list when June arrives in beautiful Bergen County. The outdoors begins, of course, with your backyard. Now is the time to enjoy it, and we have a few ideas for backyard parties. All you really need are a few friends, some food and drink, and cooperation from the weather. While the company is always way more important than the accouterments, we asked our local experts—planners, caterers, photographers, florists and more—for advice and creative ways to ensure that your bash is brilliant. Read “Party Smart!” on page 62, and let the partying begin. Rather get out and explore beyond the comfort of home? Our county is packed with places that appeal to anyone who enjoys fresh air and Mother Nature. Turn to “Get Outside!” on page 46 to find the best spots for birdwatching, biking, boating and fishing, among other activities. (We even list areas where your pooch can romp around with other dogs.) And before the dog days of August arrive, be sure you enjoy a nice summer evening on the town. In our fashion spread, “Summer Nights” beginning on page 50, we present five stunning looks for every woman—and our sartorial pros explain how the ensembles can enhance or be enhanced. Of course, on June 17, we also take time to celebrate the guys who have made such an impact on our lives. We wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day. Perhaps some of them will be treated to one (or two) of the cool items on pages 26 and 28 or a feast featuring the recipes on page 86. In July, we celebrate Independence Day, and we’re certain you’ll love the parades and fireworks on and around the Fourth. Flip to Bergen Buzz starting on page 19 for some ideas and to find out where you can check out the show. Beyond the great outdoors, this issue has much more. Read about how a designer gave an aging Emerson home a much-needed renovation (page 56), and check out a pair of well-being articles—one revealing the advantages of exercising with a buddy (page 44), the other covering prostate health (page 42). And our restaurant review (page 103) focuses on, naturally, barbecue. Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse in Dumont is this month’s destination. We hope you enjoy these and all the articles in this issue, and we wish everyone a fun and safe summer. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m heading out!

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THEY’LL LIGHT UP THE SKY

What would summer be without Independence Day fireworks? This year, dazzling displays are planned for on or around July 4 throughout the county. Here are some can’t-miss shows: June 28: Fair Lawn, Memorial Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks begin between 9 and 9:15 p.m. July 1: Paramus, Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex. Gates open at 6 p.m.; fireworks show will start after dusk. July 4: Hackensack, Foschini Park. All-day event includes flea market, rides and concert; fireworks kick off at 9:15 p.m. July 4: Leonia, Overpeck County Park. Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival takes place from 2 to 11 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. July 4: Ridgewood, Veterans Park. Annual parade begins at 10 a.m. Gates for evening show open at 6 p.m. Fireworks commence at dusk.

DID YOU KNOW? John Fell, a Revolutionary War patriot, was one of New Jersey’s first congressmen. His mid-18th century mansion in Allendale is now a museum, one of 10 facilities operated by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition.

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No pool in the backyard? Don’t want to deal with shore traffic? Too big for the Slip ’N Slide? For a no-fuss way to beat the heat this summer (without paying season-long dues), here are three places where you can take a dip for the cost of a day-pass. Darlington County Park, Mahwah: Swim, fish and enjoy a picnic at this Mahwah lake. Info: co.bergen.nj.us. Palisades Park Swim Club, Palisades Park: Three large pools, including a lap pool, and a picnic area ensure there is ample space for family and friends. Info: palisadesparknj.us. SoJo Spa Club, Edgewater: The facility boasts a heated outdoor pool, waterslide, splash pad for the kids and NYC skyline views. Info: sojospaclub.com.

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After a long winter and a rainy spring, you’re ready to soak up some sun. But what bugs you when you head to the park or beach? (Bugs, perhaps?) BERGEN readers let us know: “It’s 2018, and there are still owners who don’t pick up after their dogs. Then there are others who clean up after the dog but leave the waste bag on a bench or toss it into the woods. How irresponsible!” —Chrissy Goetz, Oakland “People who crank the volume on their music or shout when they use FaceTime are just obnoxious. I get that we’re outside, but people should be able to enjoy the outdoors in peace. Get some headphones!” —Elijah Coburn, Emerson “It’s not cool if someone sits right next to you on the beach if there’s a lot of other space available. People want and need space to breathe and relax. Give others a nice buffer.” —Devin McGrogan, Hackensack

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Chef Anthony Bucco, of the soon-toopen Felina in Ridgewood and formerly of the Ryland Inn and Restaurant Latour, was one of four New Jersey chefs who recently prepared a special multi-course dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. The dinner was part of the Beard House event dubbed “Jersey Road Trip.” Northern Valley High School at Old Tappan incoming senior Maria Chung was awarded a $5,000 music contract when she won first place in the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert competition. As part of the prize, Chung will perform her awardwinning original song, “You Could Have Done Better,” at statewide drugprevention events next year. Edgewater Police Officer James Dalton and Tony Nehmi, owner of Edgewater Wine & Spirits, were honored by the Bergen County Freeholders for their heroism during an April fire. The two helped rescue seven children and two adults from a second-floor Edgewater dance studio, which had been engulfed in flames.

COOKING FOR A CAUSE There’s nothing like going back to your roots—especially if it’s for a good cause. Ibrahim Sanz took a break from his head chef duties at Haven Riverfront Restaurant and Bar in Edgewater to participate in this spring’s Saborea 2018, Puerto Rico’s annual gastronomic festival. The event raises money for the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association’s Educational Fund, which provides training and certifications in various specialties for people in the hospitality industry. For Sanz, it’s a cause that’s close to the heart. He studied culinary arts as a teenager in Puerto Rico and made it a profession. “The white hats, aprons and all of the food—I fell in love,” he says. He worked his way up from line cook to manager of the Continental Presidents Club. Sanz eventually moved to the U.S. and has since collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned chefs: Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck, Larry Forgione and Masaharu Morimoto, among others. Last year, he was named the most innovative Puerto Rican chef in the U.S. by the Chamber of Commerce of The West of Puerto Rico. BERGENMAG.COM

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“It’s sad to see parks filled with litter. We’re talking bottles, takeout bags, cigarette butts and other things. They’re places for everyone to enjoy. It’s not hard to walk your trash to the garbage can.” —Joanie Mullin, Ridgefield Park “We often have to drive somewhere else for a restroom because they’re either closed, locked or out of order. The day would be much more fun if each park had a working restroom.” —Sheila Trinidad, Fair Lawn

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CULINARY CORNER COZY UP TO KEBAB For toasty falafel or a mouthwatering kebab, head to downtown Emerson and grab a table at Cozy Cafe & Grill. The eatery specializes in Mediterranean Turkish cuisine served in an inviting setting (we love the blue tables). “It’s authentic Turkish food served by a friendly staff,” says Emerson resident and frequent diner Henry Dunne. He recommends the zucchini pancakes to start and the chicken Adana kebab (skewered ground chicken, red and green peppers, onion and garlic) as a main. For meat lovers, there is an assortment of beef, lamb, chicken and seafood dishes; and vegetarians will appreciate the selection of salads and stews. What will you try?

Driving through Elmwood Park these days may take you on a detour—for good reason. As part of Bergen County’s 2018 road improvement project, the busy intersection at Mola Boulevard and Market Street will undergo extensive repairs. Motorists and pedestrians can expect an overall wider intersection, new left-turn lanes, restriping, new ADA-compliant sidewalks and curbs, and more. “These improvements will increase public safety, improve traffic flow and increase the quality of life for Elmwood Park residents,” says County Executive James Tedesco. Construction is slated to begin this summer, and officials say that though traffic may be delayed, full closures of the roadways are not expected. Stick with BERGEN for updates!

Cozy Cafe & Grill, 176 Kinderkamack Rd., Emerson, 201.523.9687; cozycafeandgrill.com.

COOKOUT FARE There’s nothing more American than hamburgers and hot dogs, so make a patriotic point of enjoying a treat at Frank Burger. The name says it all: This Teaneck sit-down eatery specializes in burgers (sliders, actually) and franks, offering these cookout staples in multiple varieties and with nearly every conceivable topping (bacon and eggs for that hot dog?). Frank Burger also offers specialty sandwiches such as The Highway Men, The Bucs, The Comets and The Scarlets—each a nod to one of four area high schools. “You have to try The Bucs,” Joseph DeCicco of Ridgefield Park says of the sandwich mashup of chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, french fries and marinara sauce. Frank Burger, 314 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, 201.817.8888; frankburger201.com

MEAT UP IN HARRINGTON PARK Membership has its privileges, and those who sign up for the VIP experience at the new Let’s Meat Steak House will be treated to a culinary holiday. Insiders will have guaranteed tables, invitations to events and tastings, access to wine and cigar lockers, free transportation to and from the restaurant, and great Italian food and steaks. Of course, nonmembers can make reservations as well and enjoy the dry-aged steaks, seafood, meatballs, burgers and pizza. (Let’s Meat is taking over a former brick oven pizzeria.) “It’s like a true diners’ club,” says Winty Thomas of Westwood. “I’m looking forward to being a part of this dining experience.”

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DOG: Cosmo, 9-year-old Shih Tzu OWNERS: The Greenbergs of Ramsey Cosmo, a fluffy white and brown Shih Tzu is not like most dogs—and not just because of his out-of-this-world name. When he’s happy, Cosmo curls up on your lap and purrs like a cat, reports owner Melanie Greenberg. And to grab attention, he sneezes instead of barks—with one exception: He’ll always bark at balloons. “They’re his biggest fear,” Melanie says. This pup knows more than 20 tricks (and he’s motivated to perform with the promise of his favorite foods: chicken and peanut butter). He also knows how to have fun, and can be found playing with his toy octopus and chasing his family around the house.

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Let’s Dance!

So you think you can dance? Well, a Bergen County-based trio knows it can. Hip-hop team 3 Xtreme showed its smooth moves during the season two premiere of World of Dance on May 29. Kayla Janae, Devin Neal and Celeste Maneiro—ages 13 to 15— competed in the junior division of the reality competition dance show, which features judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO, and is hosted by actress/dancer Jenna Dewan. You can keep up with 3 Xtreme by tuning in to World of Dance at 10 p.m. every Tuesday this summer on NBC.

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DOCTORS 2018

S P E C I A L I Z E D P L A S T I C S U R G E O N S N O W I N YO U R N E T W O R K Edward Hahn Jr., MD , Frank S. Ciminello, MD, FACS, Adam Feintisch, MD

“It was like having a friend instead of a doctor, the personal attention was amazing. The doctors took their time with us to make sure we were comfortable.” –Cimisurgical Patient PROCEDURES OFFERED: Hand Surgery • Breast Surgery • Skin pathology & MOHS Reconstruction Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

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LUNCH BREAK

June 18 is International Picnic Day, aka the perfect excuse to pack up a delicious fresh lunch and spend your mealtime outdoors. Lucky for us, Bergen County has plenty of scenic spots to lay down that blanket and enjoy a little one-on-one time with nature. Here are a few nooks where you can set up your picnic (remember to check with individual towns for restrictions): ALPINE GROVE Hudson Drive Alpine RADBURN B PARK Radburn Road Fair Lawn

READ THY NEIGHBOR

KEEPING IT LEGAL All those movies and stories about hotheaded lawyers and their courthouse antics are overdramatized—aren’t they? In —hole Attorney, author, entertainer and former lawyer Douglas J. Wood of Wyckoff shares musings, memories and missteps from his 40-year legal career. He touches on dealings with rock stars, surviving helicopter crashes and experiencing life-threatening adventures with businessmen.

Books can take you to faraway places— and also very near ones! Check out these recently published volumes by Bergen County authors: HAIKU POWER Teaneck resident Amy Losak edited poems written by her late mother, Sydell Rosenberg, and helped publish H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z. The fully illustrated book for children ages 5 to 11 allows the reader to embrace everyday moments through the classic haiku 5-7-5 format. Rosenberg was a founding member of the Haiku Society of America.

ROSS DOCK PICNIC AREA Henry Hudson Drive Fort Lee

THUMB THING SPECIAL Is your child a thumbsucker? In Thumbs Up for Thumbs Out, Cresskill resident Karen Reisner, D.D.S., offers easy-to-follow advice to help kids break the habit. Youngsters who continually suck on their thumbs may affect the alignment of permanent teeth when these begin to grow, says Reisner, who has been practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years.

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SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK, GLEN ROCK Prospect Street and Alan Avenue Glen Rock VOTEE PARK Palisade Avenue Teaneck WESTVALE PARK Sand Road Westwood

Look like a million Since when can you buy luxury fashion items for a pittance? Since Midtown Authentic hit town! The new Wyckoff consignment store offers designer handbags, wallets, shoes and more at a fraction of retail. Louis Vuitton purses? Check. Gucci belts? They’ve got ’em! The chain has two other locations—in Westfield and Hoboken—where Melissa W. of East Rutherford says she has found “hidden gems” and sold designer accessories. At Midtown Authentic, the staff goes out of its way to guarantee the authenticity of each item, so you can shop with confidence. And they go above and beyond to give each customer the “boutique” treatment—the personalized attention he or she deserves. And believe us, you deserve it!

MARKS THE SPOT

The nation’s fastest-growing ethnic grocery chain just moved into one of its largest shopping destinations. What does the opening of Hmart in Paramus mean for Bergenites? “There’s a lot of traffic,” says Closter resident Seung Kim. “But it’s worth it: This Hmart has nearly everything, from fresh produce and seafood to a hot food area where you can eat a good meal.” Hmart is short for Han Ah Reum, a Korean phrase that loosely translates as “an arm full of groceries.” But you’ll likely end up with a shopping cart of goodies after strolling the aisles of the 25,000-square-foot store. There’s a full grocery, an Asian food court with hot and cold meals, an oyster bar, a bakery, a café and much more. Hmart, 60 Rte. 17 N., Paramus, hmart.com. The Lyndhurst-based company also has stores in Englewood, Fort Lee, Leonia, Little Ferry and Ridgefield.

Midtown Authentic, 633 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201.904.2404; midtownauthentic.com

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HOW YOU MOVE IS WHY WE’RE HERE. Foot and Ankle ● Pediatric Orthopedics ● Pain Management ● Rheumatology ● Sports Medicine ● Physical Therapy ● Sports Performance ● Spine ● Radiology and Imaging/ MRI ● Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement To learn more, please call 201.599.8000 or visit hss.edu/paramus HSS Paramus 140 East Ridgewood Ave., Suite 175 S. Paramus, NJ 07652 Most major insurance plans accepted

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{ FOR MEN ONLY }

Perhaps father knows best, but on June 17, show him who’s-in-the-know with one (or two) of these “spoilers.”

Clockwise from top left: purple and blue plaid linen shirts by Eton, Vero Uomo, Englewood, 201.894.1424; tan floral print shirt by Peter Millar, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122; white plaid shirt by Robert Graham, Sal Lauretta for Men, Midland Park, 201.444.1666; island print shirt by Faherty, Society Men, Westwood, 201.722.9300; bold yellow paisley shirt by Etro, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920. BERGENMAG.COM

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Stretch braided belts and blue python belt by Anderson’s, Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000.

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Leather sneakers by Magnanni, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; suede sneakers by Ermenegildo Zegna, Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000; slip-on suede sneakers by New Balance, Sneaker Lounge, Westwood, 201.497.3300.

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RAG & BONE LUIS MULE Hartly Fashions, Westwood, 201.664.3111

We’re tickled pink by all the rosy-hued pieces popping up this season. AQUAZZURA LOVE TASSEL ESPADRILLE FLAT Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122

RAY-BAN BLAZE ROUND GOLD SUNGLASSES Levato Eyewear, Ridgewood, 201.445.3189

ANTONELLO SUNI ROMBETTI CLUTCH Madewell, Woodcliff Lake, 201.782.5180

HEURE H WATCH Hermès, Hackensack, 201.487.1111

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SPECIAL PRO M OTION

What kind of impact do minimally invasive surgeries have on sports injuries? FIRST AND FOREMOST, I take the conservative approach that many sports injuries can be treated without surgery. But, of course, there are those cases where surgery is necessary. The good news is that a number of sports injuries can be corrected with minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures that cause less pain, less trauma to the tissue, quicker recuperation times with corrections that are more anatomically precise. This allows patients to get back to work, take care of their families and enjoy life to the fullest again. What’s more, we can apply the same minimally invasive procedures on NFL superstars as we do on Moms and Dads who participate in recreational weekend sports. Orthopedic surgery has advanced significantly as a specialty. We are now able to accurately and skillfully repair and reconstruct sports injuries to the shoulder and knee. We are able to use a fiber optic telescope called an arthroscope to repair ligaments and tendons that become damaged from injury. Specifically, advanced arthoroscopic techniques are available to reconstruct

and repair torn knee ligaments such as an anterior cruciate ligament as well as to repair the meniscus and regrow/repair articular cartilage. Arthroscopic shoulder procedures have seen significant progress and advancement. Rotator cuff and ligament tears are now able to be precisely repaired with improved results and decreased recovery time. When degeneration and damage are too severe, joint replacement surgery is often necessary. More people today require joint replacement surgery at an earlier age. Modern minimally invasive surgical techniques, combined with enhanced pain and rehabilitation protocols produce quicker recovery and improved patient satisfaction. Current advancements have resulted in significant increases in implant longevity for hips and knees. In addition, we are beginning to incorporate roboticassisted surgery for our joint replacement patients. So we look to the future for new cutting edge advancements, but remain vigilant to proven techniques for the best medical treatments available.

James W. Cahill, M.D. EDUCATION & TRAINING: • Undergraduate: The Johns Hopkins University • Medical: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons • Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center • Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute • Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship: The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute CERTIFICATIONS: • Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons • Certified in Robotic Surgery for Joint Replacements (MAKO) • Certified in Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons • Arthroscopy Association of North America American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons • New Jersey Orthopedic Association Bergen County Medical Society • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: • Hackensack University Medical Center (Senior Attending Department of Orthopedic Surgery) • Holy Name Hospital

CAHILL ORTHOPEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE AND JOINT REPLACEMENT 87 Summit Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601 • 201.489.0022 • Cahillorthopedic.com

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{ HOME FRONT }

DILAN SAFARI CHAIR Safavieh, Paramus, 201.291.0200

PALMEA PENDANT Restoration Hardware, Paramus, 201.371.1024

Beachy Keen Bring the essence of the shore into your home with these sand-colored selects.

TWIGGY BLUE & TAN RUG CB2, Paramus, 201.472.5799

COPPER CLAD COFFEE TABLE West Elm, Paramus, 201.261.2552

CREAM DOT PATTERN THROW PILLOW Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Paramus, 201.639.0370 BOWMAN COUNTER STOOL Pottery Barn, Woodcliff Lake, 201.307.1684

CARLTON SOFA BoConcept, Paramus, 201.967.5300 BERGENMAG.COM

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Miss u

Where u at? Remember me? Romps in the park. Running around town.

Don’t leave me high and dry.

C’mon, girlfriend. Call the doctor.

If your passion calls, get back to it. Why put an active life on hold? For knee, hip, shoulder and other problems, our orthopedic specialists offer immediate consults for faster relief. With leading innovations you won’t find elsewhere in Hudson County, like intellijoint HIP®. And a level of care that’ll have you moving in no time.

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{ TALK OF THE TOWN }

HOUSING COSTS

WELCOME TO

Rutherford The Borough of Trees has plenty of green—as well as shops, dining and arts. No shady business here. Rutherford lives up to its self-proclaimed title of the “Borough of Trees.” More than 6,000 2-foot-thick oaks, maples and sycamore trees line its residential streets—and for residents, it’s still not enough! The town began the Shade Tree Commission to promote the conservation and replenishment of Rutherford’s beloved and centuries-old foliage. After all, it is a key part of the borough’s heritage. But what gets residents going more than greenery is their town’s shopping district. Most of Rutherford’s shops are located along scenic Park Avenue, where passersby can enjoy clear views of the Manhattan skyline. With a straight walk down the avenue, one can grab a scoop at Ice Cream Charlies, a haircut at Rutsos Barber Shop and a new pair of sunnies at Invision Optics. If you don’t break a sweat during an afternoon stroll, squeeze in a solid workout at Club Metro USA or G Force Fitness & Training. Afterward, pamper yourself with a manicure or blowout at Grace

n Sure, game day happens in the town next door, but many NFL athletes made their home in Rutherford. Former Giants Michael Strahan (pictured) and Shaun O’Hara lived here, as did the Bears’ Corey Wootton and the Eagles’ Stan Walters. n The not-for-profit Nereid Boat Club (pictured above) has been rowing on the Passaic River since 1868. Happy 150th anniversary! n Built in the 19th century, the Yereance-Berry House is now home to the Meadowlands Museum. n The borough is engraved in Sopranos lore. Kim’s Laundry from season 5 was located at 47-52 Mountain Way in Rutherford.

LOCALS LOVE n  C atching a flick (and sipping a craft beer) at the revamped Williams Center. n Picking fresh plants and produce at the Rutherford Farmers’ Market. n C hecking out “The Castle,” Iviswold, on the Felician University campus. n Watching kids’ car creations in action at the annual Downhill Derby— scheduled for June 16. n Staying fit by hitting the illuminated Tryon Field track or the Walk Rutherford trails.

DINING Hungry yet? Café Matisse is a Zagat-rated gem that’s serving up sophisticated New American cuisine (thank Chef Peter Loria for the killer menu); lovers of Italian fare should make reservations at Paisano’s, Trattoria Giotto or Volares ASAP, or shop the gourmet market at Suprema; Nizi Sushi and Yan Asian offer authentic Japanese, Chinese and Thai eats. Part Latin restaurant, part Asian tea house, Mambo Tea House boasts Cuban classics and 40-plus teas. Remember: Before heading to one of Rutherford’s many BYOBs, stop at Mason’s Cellar for a bottle of wine!

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME Approximately $87,587, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Clockwise from top: Yvonne Marki; Williams Center; Café Matisse; Steve Erle

FUN FACTS

Honey Spa, and let Pure Massage Therapy and Royal Foot Spa tend to your sore muscles. Blending shopping and pampering, Rutherford is rich in history, and locals and visitors alike can learn about the town at the Meadowlands Museum. They might learn, for example, that one of the borough’s most popular venues, the William Carlos Williams Center, is named after the famous poet and Rutherford native. Imagine him sitting down with a cup of joe and his writer’s notebook at hipster-friendly Erie Coffeeshop & Bakery. Now let’s get down to business: The 2.942-square-mile town has around 18,635 residents. Its public school district, with five schools and a kindergarten center, educates about 2,800 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. There are two private schools in town, an elementary and high school both named for St. Mary. Rutherford also boasts one of the campuses of Felician University, a private Catholic Franciscan college.

The median home value in Rutherford is currently $476,614—up 9.1 percent over last year and predicted to rise 4.2 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

DID YOU KNOW? In September 1881, Rutherford was formed after seceding from Union Township and subsequently became Bergen County’s first borough. BERGENMAG.COM

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{ HEALTH NEWS } HOPE FOR HAND AND FOOT PAIN

HAHA

Peripheral neuropathy, a disorder that affects the nerves that send messages from extremities to the brain, causes pain, tingling and numbness and affects some 20 million people. It is usually caused by an underlying condition such as diabetes, and treatments are underway to alleviate symptoms. In one study, participants who received two rounds of low-dose, non-viral gene therapy called VM202, reported more than a 50 percent reduction in symptoms.

There’s a reason you should be laughing more— including at yourself: A new study compared people’s humor styles with self-reported well-being and found that selfdeprecating humor was linked to greater happiness.

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The number of times more likely people with insomnia suffer from clinical anxiety. These same folks are 10 times more likely to have clinical depression. —University of North Texas

THE FOOD/CANCER CONNECTION Consuming processed foods—think packaged snacks, canned soups and chicken nuggets—was associated with an 11 percent increase in the odds of getting breast cancer, according to a recent study. —The BMJ

SURPRISING SKIN CANCER RISK Daily alcohol intake has been shown to increase your risk of skin cancer—and the more alcoholic drinks you consume, the higher the risk. The possible reason is that alcohol lowers antioxidant levels in the body. —British Journal of Dermatology

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THE TV COMMERCIAL THREAT

Is your teen glued to the TV? If he or she is watching three or more hours per day, chances are he’ll eat approximately 10 extra snacks per week, totaling more than 500 extra snacks per year compared with those kids who logged less screen time. Researchers blame TV commercials because study participants who watched TV without commercials did not eat more junk food. —Cancer Research UK

The number of days it takes most vacationers to completely relax and destress. —University of Tampere, Finland

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The percentage of total tattoo removal procedures that are performed on women.

Study participants who took part in a five-minute practice of reflecting on what they’re thankful for were shown to have spikes in immunoglobulin A, an antibody responsible for fighting off viruses.

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• Hysteroscopic Surgery

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• Pelvic Floor and Prolapse • Labiaplasty

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{ MEN’S HEALTH }

WHEN NATURE CALLS

TOO OFTEN

No man should accept urinary problems as a fact of life. Routine bodily functions shouldn’t require a second thought. But for many men 50 and older, the simple act of urination becomes troublesome. They may have difficulty emptying the bladder or find that they need to go so frequently that it’s a nuisance. Often, the culprit is an enlarged prostate, known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition affects roughly half of all males in their 50s, and 90 percent of those 80 and older. In fact, according to Englewood urologist Richard Lee, M.D., “The majority of men are going to have symptoms from BPH in their lifetime.” Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The prostate’s main function is to produce semen, but if it becomes enlarged, it can squeeze down on the urethra, causing urination difficulties. BPH runs in families, but simple aging is the primary risk factor. The vast majority of men with this condition have mild symptoms and live very well without any treatment. Men can also reduce

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symptoms by making lifestyle changes (see sidebar). Still, it’s important for men experiencing these symptoms to talk with their doctors because there are other conditions that may need more immediate treatment. Another reason: BPH can lead to complications, so it should be monitored. Often, BPH can be treated with medications that shrink the prostate. “The majority of patients treat symptoms with medication, which works well,” says Dr. Lee, affiliated with Holy Name Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In some cases, minimally invasive or surgical therapy to remove overgrown prostate tissue may be recommended. The most appropriate treatment depends on several factors, such as the size of the prostate, the patient’s age, overall health and how difficult the symptoms are to live with. “Most people who are treated always say how lifealtering it is,” says Dr. Lee. Men who experience symptoms of BPH don’t need to suffer in silence. Doctors have several treatment options that can help make going to the men’s room an occasional necessity, not a life-limiting concern.

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Symptoms of BPH n The need to empty the bladder frequently, sometimes as often as every hour or two, possibly including nighttime n The sensation that the bladder is not empty, even after urination n The inability to postpone urination once the urge to urinate arises n A weak urinary stream, dribbling of urine or the need to stop and start urinating several times n Trouble starting to urinate—a man may need to push or strain to start the flow n An inability to urinate at all (an extreme case that would require emergency medical attention)

Support Prostate Health With These Lifestyle Changes n CHOOSE A HEALTHY DIET n EXERCISE REGULARLY n MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT n AVOID DECONGESTANTS AND ANTIHISTAMINES n LIMIT CAFFEINE AND ALCOHOL Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic

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{ HEALTH }

EXERCISE:

DON’T GO IT ALONE Research shows that social support from family and friends can help you keep your fitness routine on track. We’ve all been there—those days when your get-up-and-go went elsewhere, leaving you with a long list of possible excuses not to exercise, from “I have more important things to get done today” to “It’s raining” or “Skipping one day won’t hurt.” But getting off track on your fitness routine can impact your health. Regular exercise reduces your risk for a host of diseases, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer (see sidebar). HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two hours and 30 minutes of aerobic activity that’s of at least moderate intensity (for example, brisk walking) per week. That’s about the amount of time you might spend watching just one movie. Another way to break it down is 30 minutes of activity five days a week. But you can exercise in increments as small as 10 minutes each, if that works better for you, and still reap health benefits. Recommended in addition to aerobic exercise: two or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups. TEAM UP FOR SUCCESS Fortunately, research shows there’s a reliable way to help ensure that you exercise consistently: Get yourself some social and emotional support. When you exercise with a family member or close friend, you’re more

likely to stick to your fitness commitment. “Having a training partner is always a good idea,” says Michael Ardizzone, certified personal trainer at Retro Fitness, Paramus. “In addition to safety concerns, there’s a significant emotional factor. Training partners push each other and keep each other honest.” If you can’t exercise together, he says, “sharing your exercise and diet plans with a support person or group can boost your motivational level and make the challenge of getting fit easier to conquer.” Even having someone to consult with when you don’t feel like heading to the gym or out for a walk is beneficial. Once you have started exercising consistently, practical support also can help. For example, teaming up with someone who is willing to give you a ride to the gym when you need it, or who remembers your fitness-accessory wish list when your birthday rolls around. POTENTIAL PITFALLS Studies have found that it’s equally important to avoid negative support—those friends or family members who repeatedly remind you that you may injure yourself, for instance. Another important caveat: Don’t let a spouse or anyone else take away your autonomy by telling you when to exercise or what you should be doing. Studies show that when people feel pressured to be physically active, they avoid it. Instead, set a plan that will work for you and ask others to support your chosen approach.

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Physical Activity & Health Regular, moderate exercise is one of the best things you can do to protect your health. The many benefits of consistent physical activity include reduced risk of: n Obesity n Cardiovascular disease n Type 2 diabetes n Cancer (some types) n Osteoporosis n Depression n Falls as you age Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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BOATING Ditch the wheels and hit the water for a little fun and exercise. There are lots of places where canoe, rowboat or kayak owners can make a splash.

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 rent) New County Rd. Secaucus

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OVERPECK PARK KAYAK CENTER (kayaks available for rent) Fort Lee Rd. Leonia

PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK Rte. 9W Alpine & Englewood WATERSIDE PARK Industrial Ave. Ridgefield Park

This page, photo courtesy of Hackensack Riverkeeper. Opposite page, clockwise from top, photos courtesy of Mike Limatola, Getty Images, Bergen County Parks Commission.

Sure, Bergen is famous for its shopping malls, but there are plenty of bucolic spaces to enjoy fresh-air activities.

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PLACES TO GO BIRD-WATCHING From hawks and herons to eagles and egrets, you can spot many a winged species. Just grab your binoculars and camera then head to one of these great places. 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 53 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.

This page, photo courtesy of Hackensack Riverkeeper. Opposite page, clockwise from top, photos courtesy of Mike Limatola, Getty Images, Bergen County Parks Commission.

LORRIMER SANCTUARY, 790 Ewing Ave., Franklin Lakes. A selfguided trail system winds through 14 acres of oak and maple, where you might hear migrant songbirds. MEHRHOF POND WILDLIFE OBSERVATION AREA, Little Ferry. This grassy plot of land adjacent to the 28-acre Losen Slote Creek Park opened in April and has been attracting bird watchers for many reasons: There are plenty of egrets, herons, bald eagles and more to spot.

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. 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 bird-watching spot. Don’t forget to catch “Migration Mileposts,” which feature trailside artwork that celebrates the birds of the Atlantic Flyway.

DOG PARKS Max and Lucy will love a chance to socialize and exercise. And you might make a new friend too! OVERPECK COUNTY PARK Henry Hoebel Area Fort Lee Rd. Leonia RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARK (NORTH) Joseph A. Carucci Area Riverside Ave. Lyndhurst SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK Wild Duck Pond Area E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood SAMUEL NELKIN COUNTY PARK Rose St. Wallington

BIKING THE SADDLE RIVER AREA BIKE PATH is one of the safest and most scenic routes for bicylists of all levels. The paved trail follows the babbling Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and the Saddle River for almost six miles, cutting through the towns of Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park. Cyclists (as well as runners and walkers) will travel past ponds, playgrounds, the historic Easton Tower on Route 4 and a scenic waterfall at Dunkerhook Park. BERGENMAG.COM

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VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK Continental Ave. River Edge WOOD DALE COUNTY PARK Prospect Ave. Hillsdale

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The county doesn’t have deep-sea fishing, but you can still hook a recordbreaking catch in Bergen’s waterways. Here are four great places to cast a line.

This page, photo courtesy of Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve. Opposite page, from top, photos courtesy of Palisades Interstate Park, Overpeck Golf Course.

Launch your kayak or canoe at the 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. For a fishing spot on the Hudson, cast off at the Englewood Boat Basin in Englewood Cliffs. There are plenty of fish here, and you’ll get a gorgeous view of the NYC skyline. Don’t forget that a New Jersey fishing license ($22.50, $12.50 for seniors) 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.

GOLF Whether you’re an average Joe or seasoned pro, you’ll find Bergen County’s golf courses and driving ranges equally fun and challenging. Here are some of the top public facilities where you can swing for the greens. 21 GOLF DRIVING RANGE 1 Rte. 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 COURSE 277 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah 201.327.8778 golfbergencounty. com

ORCHARD HILLS GOLF COURSE 404 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.3782 golfbergencounty. com

ROCKLEIGH GOLF COURSE 15 Paris Ave. Rockleigh 201.768.6354 golfbergencounty. com

OVERPECK GOLF COURSE 273 E. Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.837.3029 golfbergencounty. com

VALLEY BROOK GOLF COURSE 15 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.664.5890 golfbergencounty. com

PARAMUS GOLF COURSE 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 paramusgolfcourse. com

MINIATURE GOLF PARAMUS MINIATURE GOLF 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079, ext. 13 paramusminigolf. com

RIVER VALE COUNTRY CLUB 660 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.391.2300 rivervalecc.com BERGENMAG.COM

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PARKS

Bergen is home to some of New Jersey’s best open spaces, parks, preserves and lakes. No matter how you get some R&R—walking, biking, swimming, picnicing, kayaking, fishing— you’ll find a spot at one of these destinations. Plan to make a day of it. BELMONT HILL COUNTY PARK Palisade Ave. Garfield

FORT LEE HISTORIC PARK Hudson Ter. Fort Lee

BORG’S WOODS NATURE PRESERVE Allen St. Hackensack

FRANKLIN LAKES NATURE PRESERVE Nature Preserve Way Franklin Lakes

DAHNERT’S LAKE COUNTY PARK Midland Ave. Garfield

HACKENSACK RIVER PARK Hackensack Ave. Hackensack

JAMES A. MCFAUL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER 150 Crescent Ave. Wyckoff OVERPECK COUNTY PARK 40 Fort Lee Rd. Leonia PASCACK BROOK COUNTY PARK Emerson Rd. Westwood

RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARK Riverside Ave. Lyndhurst SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK Dunkerhook Rd. Paramus

SAMUEL NELKIN COUNTY PARK Rose St. Wallington VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK 216 Forest Ave. Paramus WOOD DALE COUNTY PARK Prospect Ave. Hillsdale

This page, photo courtesy of Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve. Opposite page, from top, photos courtesy of Palisades Interstate Park, Overpeck Golf Course.

DARLINGTON COUNTY PARK 600 Darlington Ave. Mahwah

RAMAPO VALLEY COUNTY RESERVATION 610 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah

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SUMMER NIGHTS

Push past your usual style and have some fun with one of our foolproof fashions. You’ll look amazing when the sun goes down.

The off-the-shoulder look is very feminine and gives plenty of coverage while showing off your neckline and collarbone. Every woman can feel sexy and comfortable in this style.” —Lynn Primavera, owner, The Fig Leaf Boutique, Maywood

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Shades of yellow have been a surprising pop of color this season. A great blouse in any shade of this hue paired with a white bottom is refreshing and flirty.” —Sue Bahng, owner, Ginger N’ Cream, Westwood

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The little shine from a sequin top will make you stand out at your evening event—but not uncomfortably. It makes someone feel dolled up and extra special.” —Meghan Oliver, manager, SeeSaw, Tenafly

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Show off your confidence with a white, form-fitting dress. Try wearing it with a headband for a boho-chic or Gatsby look that’s hot for the summer.” —Lynn Primavera, owner, The Fig Leaf Boutique, Maywood

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A two-piece lace ensemble is extra alluring, showing a hint of skin and the natural curves of the body. White, two-piece dressing lends to a put-together look and offers endless mixand-match possibilities. ” —Sue Bahng, owner, Ginger N’ Cream, Westwood

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GOODBYE, ’80S!

Empty-nesters in Emerson wanted a design that would fit their lifestyle today . By Donna Rolando

Design by Susan Barbieri

Photography by David Nelson

This page: With bursts of color and a rustic flair, designer Susan Barbieri worked to give this openspace kitchen and family room a transitional look: modern with a dose of warmth.

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This page: Making dinner in this revamped kitchen is sheer joy, thanks to new appliances that the Emerson homeowner chose herself and the added island and cabinet space Barbieri created. Opposite page, top: The white Carrara marble island and cabinets in the same hue give homeowners the desired clean look, while bluepatterned valances and black granite countertops provide the necessary warmth. Bottom: Even the place settings stay true to the color scheme, while a custom table in espresso contrasts with the abundant white.

It was time to move on—not to a new place, but to a new look. Even if it took gutting several rooms (which it did), an Emerson couple was ready to bid farewell to a 1980s-era Formica kitchen that cramped the cook, and to usher in a clean look with lots of white. And they’d have to do it while tying it into the other half of this open space—the family room, also due for a makeover. “That’s where they spend their time,” designer Susan Barbieri, owner of an eponymous design firm in Hawthorne, says of the family room. “The homeowners wanted it to feel cozy, and it really didn’t. It lacked any architectural detail. It looked kind of empty.” For this makeover to be a success, Barbieri knew the kitchen needed to give the wife, who likes to cook, more room to prepare meals and a logical layout that included a whole new pantry taken from the adjacent laundry room. Because the kitchen was a bit cramped, BERGENMAG.COM

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Barbieri stretched the cabinets to the ceiling. The redesign also doubled the counter space, and the chef can now delight in a Carrara-marble center island with a larger prep area. New appliances proved instrumental in this kitchen’s modern makeover. “Most people who really cook need an exhaust vent or they will have a very smoky kitchen,” Barbieri explains. The solution? Embedding the microwave in the island to make room over the range for the vent. Even the old refrigerator had been an obstacle, blocking the room’s entrance every time its door was opened. But the redesign makes gourmet cooking a joy. The kitchen’s color story is one of contrasts. Barbieri broke up the white island and cabinetry with countertops in a black flamed-finish granite and an espresso-hued custom table in the dining area. Introducing black, gray, sienna brown and even cobalt

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blue and coral (as accents) was essential to infusing warmth into what otherwise could have been a stark white façade. Similarly, the wood floor stretching into the once-tiled kitchen “really warmed up the white cabinets,” Barbieri says, and brushed-nickel pendant lights added to the cozy vibe. The empty-nester owners “really wanted the kitchen and family room to flow and look a lot more special,” says Barbieri. Toward that end, in the family room the coffered beams give a whole new dimension to the once-blah ceiling, while a brown leather chair adds a rustic element. The redesign makes the ho-hum fireplace and surrounding wall the focal point it was always meant to be. With attention to every detail, the black-granite surround echoes the kitchen countertops. That entire wall got a fresh look, with bookshelves built under each adjacent window. Elsewhere in the room, demolishing a functionless built-in made way for new

cabinetry that can now hold the TV. Any good design plan needs a little oomph, and Barbieri achieved that with recurring pops of color in the kitchen and family room. Cobalt blue makes an impact in serving dishes and recycled-glass goblets in the table area, while panels and accent pillows do the same in the family room. Coral is striking as an accent in the pillows, flowers and pottery. Its mission is the same in both rooms: harmony. The makeover did not neglect a dated, off-the-kitchen powder room, which cast off the ’80s with soft greens, a new mirror, lighting and artwork. “That was a cosmetic cleanup,” says Barbieri. “Just accessorizing brought the bathroom up to date.” Now firmly planted in this decade, the transformed home fits the couple’s current lifestyle, right down to the key ingredient for a memorable meal: plenty of space to prepare it.

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This page: A gray wool rug and a natural wood coffee table create a comfortable setting for unwinding in the family room, but they also do wonders in softening up the white. Opposite page, top: The coffered ceiling is a memorable touch and the arch defines the family room in this open layout. Bottom: Cobalt blue and coral work as accent colors to brighten the family room’s decor.

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PARTY SMART!

With these practical tips, make ’18 the year of your best-ever backyard bash. By Alena Woods Whether you’re planning a Fourth of July gettogether or a weekend barbecue, you’ve got to face it: Successful outdoor parties don’t just happen; they take planning. With that in mind, BERGEN roamed the county pumping the experts for advice on summertime hosting that delights guests— and makes it look easy. Their 18 tips follow. In Chinese folklore, the number 18 is considered lucky because its pronunciation resembles that of the word meaning “definitely get rich.” We can’t promise that our smart-party counsel will bring you a pot of gold. But will it help your hospitality prosper? Definitely!

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Save face. Ladies, don’t make makeup a hassle. “Before putting on concealer, moisturize your skin and use a face and eye primer,” says Kylie Fritz, makeup artist at Runway Blowout Lounge in Ramsey. “And finish your look with setting spray to keep makeup in place. A good setting spray is oil-free and has temperature control, so even if you’re hot and start sweating, your makeup won’t be going anywhere.”

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1 DRESS FOR COMFORT.

Guys typically have an easy time choosing what to wear for an outdoor party, but women may be in danger of overthinking. Bring on the sundresses! “Your perfect garden party dress should be made of a light, breezy material, so that you look classy yet comfortable,” says Lara Henawi, owner of the fashion boutique Ludovica in Westwood. “Steer clear of denim, which tends to stick to you in the heat. And if you’re playing hostess, a cute pair of slip-on sneakers lets you run around while staying stylish.”

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Think of a theme. Just enjoying guests’ company is fine, but the occasion can be more special if you give it a motif. 1980s attire? Stars and stripes? Think of something fun yet practical, perhaps an idea that you can incorporate into every facet of the event. “Luaus tend to be my go-to theme for summer parties,” says decorator Diana Andriotis of Theodora’s Gracious Gift & Design in Allendale. “You can easily turn your

backyard into an oasis with artificial floral leis, tiki torches and umbrella covers.” Menus and attire can reflect the theme as well.

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Make sure flowers fit the mood. If your event is a traditional one—a garden party or an afternoon tea, for instance—tropical flowers may not feel right. In that case, consider using daisies, pom poms and chrysanthemums. “Many people shy away from carnations,” says Stephanie Barbagiannis, co-owner of Allendale Flowers. “But when clustered together, they look modern— almost like peonies—and are a less expensive and heat-resistant option for a hot day.”

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Start side dishes early. The best barbecue and picnic side dishes are those you can make ahead of time. “I like to make grain salads the day before because they achieve a better flavor profile—the ingredients have time to mingle,” says Billy Woods, co-owner of Chestnut Deli & Catering in Ridgewood. Salads made with wheatberry and farro tend to hold up well, he says, as do veggie salads made with corn and beans instead of greens.

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Keep things cool. If you keep dishes like pasta and potato salads cold as long as possible, they’ll stay appetizing longer—and be more refreshing on a hot afternoon. “Fill a bowl that is larger than your salad container halfway with ice,” advises Woods. “Then put your salad bowl on top and keep it in the shade. It’ll stay chilled longer that way.”

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ABOUT DESSERT.

Pre-order a platter of themed sugar cookies to lay out for dessert—they’re an interesting talking point and a treat to eat! Michele Braun at Mimi’s Cookies in Waldwick offers custom cookies for many occasions: For your high school graduate’s party, why not custom order cookies with the logo of his or future college (pictured)? They are prewrapped in plastic, so they make for mess-free and delicious party favors as well!

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Opposite page, cookies courtesy of Mimi’s Cookies; this page, flowers courtesy of Allendale Flowers (Photo by Yvonne Marki)

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POWERFUL PETALS.

Everyone loves a colorful floral centerpiece, but “no cut flowers will survive in heat for too long,” warns floral expert Barbagiannis. She recommends floral arrangements of heatresistant flowers such as tropicals and hardy succulents (pictured). “Protea, cymbidium orchids, birds of paradise and anthurium are all great varieties,” she says. “They’re wonderful if your party revolves around a bright color palette. Try keeping them in a cool location for as long as possible before guests arrive.”

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Greenberg of Mary’s Masement Band photos courtesy of TKTKTK

9 LIGHT THE WAY.

Because parties can continue when the sun goes down, your outdoor space needs ample and safe lighting. A portable fire pit provides light and warmth, and it’s perfect for making s’mores. Another option is string lights, which Christine Figliuolo of Creations by Christine Events in Waldwick says are easy to hang on a pop-up tent or entrance arbor. “You can also place battery-operated candles inside metal lanterns and use them as centerpieces for your tables,” she says, adding that these are safer than wax candles and help you to avoid a drippy mess.

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{ ENTERTAINING } Please with a freeze. Who doesn’t love a slushy? If you’re planning a party, reunion or cookout where both adults and kids will be in attendance, you can’t go wrong with a frozen drink machine. “Frozen drinks are a favorite because they can be made with or without alcohol, then enjoyed by all,” says Scheidle, whose company rents the machines. “You can choose from many different flavors such as piña colada and strawberry daiquiri, and these machines are less messy than something like a chocolate fountain.”

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Think natural. Insect repellent containing DEET is fine for your next jungle hike, but for an outdoor bash—near the food—you may wish to consider natural alternatives. Lemon verbena is an excellent substitute for chemical-laden bug spray, and it can be purchased at garden centers like Eisele’s Nursery in Paramus or Cedar Hill Nursery in Mahwah. Have your guests rub a few of the leaves on their skin instead of using spray.

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Let your guests do DJ duty. Want to add some vintage charm to your party? Pick up a stack of inexpensive vinyls from a local record store (Music Merchants in Westwood or Record King in Hackensack, for example) and set them up—along with a portable record player—for everyone to browse through and enjoy.

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Book rentals in advance. When it comes to renting tables and tents, beat the summer rush and book as far in advance as possible. Says Sean Scheidle of Valley Tent Rental in Hillsdale: “I recommend reserving your rentals at least a month in advance. Most rental places will be 100 percent booked some weeks out in the summer.”

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Brief the guests. It’s a drag to show up for an event unprepared or overdressed, so spare your partygoers that feeling. “When hosting something outdoors like a pool party, you need to let guests know more than for an indoor event,” says Figliuolo. “On your invitations, include whether you’ll be outside, around the pool or on the grass, so they know what clothes and shoes to wear. Also mention if you’ll be providing towels, sunscreen and bug spray so they can come prepared.”

Be imaginative with photos. Take lighting into consideration when photographing your big event outdoors. Upper Saddle River-based photographer Gina Palermo recommends attaching a lens flare to your DSLR camera and using the bright sun to your advantage. “I also like to reflect natural light off a prism for a rainbow effect,” she says. “It adds a unique touch.”

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Prepare to be surprised. Hosts and hostesses aren’t the only ones who can be creative—guests can too! Andriotis at Theodora’s Gracious Gift & Design tells partygoers that bringing a thoughtful hostess gift is sometimes more fun than the traditional dessert or bottle of wine. “A cute set of serving spoons is always a nice idea because they’re practical,” she says. “You can never have too many, especially when you’re throwing a party!” So don’t be thrown if a guest’s clever gift helps make your occasion easier or even more fun. Remember: It’s also nice to receive.

18 CHOOSE COCKTAILS THAT HYDRATE.

Alcohol can cause dehydration, but that doesn’t mean you and your guests can’t enjoy a drink on a summer day. If you decide to serve alcoholic beverages at your outdoor soirée, opt for a cocktail that’s tasty and hydrating (water and juices from fruits and vegetables will do the trick). Kathy Mahon, bartender at Park West Tavern in Ridgewood, recommends a batch of the “Basil-Cucumber Vodka Rickey.” It’s made with 1.5 liters of vodka, the purée of one cucumber, two cups of fresh lime juice, two liters of club soda and one cup of basil simple syrup. Combine ingredients in a large drink dispenser with ice, mix and leave out on the table for guests to enjoy.

14 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC. Save your personal playlists for the gym or commute and put together a string of classic tracks that your guests can sing and dance to. (Hint: The oldies are “goodies” for a reason!) “When my band does outdoor gigs, we play songs that are familiar to the crowd,” says Carolyn Greenberg of Mary’s Basement, a Bergen-based rock band (pictured). “We tend to do a lot of favorites from the ’60s and ’70s, like ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Rock This Town.’ And in New Jersey, you can never go wrong with a little Bruce Springsteen!”

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BEST BALLPARKS

TO VISIT THIS SUMMER On a business trip and have an afternoon to play hooky? You know taking in a ball game will provide nine innings of bright green stress relief. But in some towns, it’s not just the team that is the attraction—the ballpark itself is something to enjoy. We love where the Mets and Yankees play, but here are five other standouts to put on your baseball bucket list ...

BOSTON’S FENWAY PARK

Catching a game at Fenway is a must for any diehard baseball fan, but to get the best local color and history of MLB’s oldest park, sign up for a tour, available year-round. You’ll see the iconic ballpark that has been home to the Boston Red Sox since it was built in 1912, and you can sit atop the Green Monster (its high leftfield wall) and check out the press box, the rooftop garden and a small museum.

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SAN FRANCISCO’S AT&T PARK

The Giants’ home opened in 2000, replacing iconic Candlestick Park. And the great views of San Francisco Bay are only part of the appeal of this award-winning stadium. Expansive concourses that feature top-notch dining options, an interactive play area for children and adults, the world’s largest baseball glove and boatloads of Willie Mays memorabilia are all part of the fun.

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SAN DIEGO’S PETCO PARK “This stadium has a nice, open design with amazing views of downtown San Diego. For food, skip the hot dogs and Cracker Jack—Petco Park has great fish tacos.” —Sam Passow, Englewood

SAN DIEGO’S PETCO PARK

The Padres’ performance hasn’t lived up to the awesomeness of its stadium, sadly, but that’s beside the point. Opened in 2004, this park features spectacular views of the San Diego skyline and excellent local food and drink options. You also can’t beat the San Diego weather, so everyone will enjoy a stroll along the nearby San Diego Bay before and after the ball game.

CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY FIELD

Home of the Cubbies, Wrigley is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall and the iconic red marquee over the main entrance. This 104-year-old ballpark retains its nostalgic appeal even after an extensive renovation that followed the 2014 season. New concession stands in an improved concourse have opened this year.

PITTSBURGH’S PNC PARK

The Pirates’ home has an intimate feel, with the highest seat in the stadium only 88 feet from the field. And every seat (except in the bleachers) features spectacular views of downtown and the riverfront. Opened in 2001 and built in the style of classic stadiums, PNC Park features archways, steel trusswork and a natural grass playing field that pleases purists, but also the latest amenities like a wide range of food options for fans.

BALTIMORE’S ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS “This was the first of the ‘new’ stadiums catering to fans and the fan experience. With wide pavilions, an easyto-navigate layout, the iconic B&O Warehouse and the nearby Inner Harbor, there is plenty to fall in love with here. Even though it’s older, it stands the test of time.” —Claudine Limbos, Ramsey

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BANK & FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SHOWCASE

FAITHFULLY SERVING COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 30 YEARS! PERHAPS THE BEST WORD TO DESCRIBE Atlantic Stewardship Bank is “unique.” The minute you walk through ASB’s doors, you know right away that it is a different kind of bank, especially when you thank the people who work there for their extra efforts and they humbly reply, “It’s what we do!” Having served the financial needs of New Jersey towns for 34 years, ASB has also been supporting local organizations dedicated to helping those communities prosper. True to its core values and mission, ASB gives back in an extraordinary way by tithing, or sharing, 10% of its taxable income annually. Since its tithing inception, the Bank has donated more than $10.1 million to nonprofit, educational, charitable and/or evangelical religious recipients. Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and CEO of ASB, states, “We have decided that the best way to let people know that they can rely on us is to always be personally faithful to their needs thereby fulfilling the Bank’s promise of being ‘Faithful to our customers’.” It is why ASB has been selected as a Champion of Good Works by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey for the past three years.

PAUL VAN OSTENBRIDGE President and CEO of ASB

ASB offers a great line of personalized solutions, including checking accounts and mortgages as well as home equity and auto loans. In addition, the Bank has a variety of services, such as online and mobile banking, ATMs and the ASB App, along with new technological features, including ASB’s Apple Watch App, Apple Pay and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs), which combine ATM functions with access to a live teller. Further, business customers can expect to take advantage of commercial and SBA loans with localized decision-making as well as ASB’s Small Business Lending Program, which was streamlined to allow for expedited turnaround. “We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you; for as the bank grows, so does our ability to help others,” adds Van Ostenbridge.

201.444.7100 ASBnow.com

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Committed to growing with you. The Bank that Tithes!

With us, you get more than the personalized service, advanced technology and customized solutions that you’d expect –

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you get a truly caring bank that’s committed to doing more, where it matters most.

Giving back. It’s what we do.

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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT REMAINS KEYSTONE TO SHARED SUCCESS NANCY E. GRAVES, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of New Jersey believes the best leadership combines local business strategies with community involvement. “Our relationship, community based commitment supports growth that benefits the communities where we live and work.” During 2017, Bank of New Jersey supported over seventy organizations by volunteering time and resources. “We lead by example. We support initiatives that enrich the communities and have far-reaching benefits,” shares Nancy E. Graves. “Our employees volunteer their time which enriches us all.”

Junior Achievement provided financial literacy to 70,000 New Jersey students in 2017. Nancy E. Graves has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. L to R (standing): Mina Turelli, EVP, Katherine Kremins, SVP, Nancy E. Graves, CEO, Ramsey Chong, SVP, Jay Albert, VP, (seated) Brittany Perrone, Exec. Admin. and Lori Young, SVP.

We invite you to bank with us: We offer free personal and business checking and are a leader in commercial lending. Bank of New Jersey is headquartered in Fort Lee with three locations there as well as locations in Hackensack, Haworth, Harrington Park, Englewood, Cliffside Park, and Woodcliff Lake.

Supporting Bergen Volunteer Center - January Fifth Friday Luncheon featuring “Women in Leadership: Past, Present & Future.” L to R: Terrie O’Connor, President, Terrie O’Connor Realtors, Lamonda Williams, On Air Personality and TV Executive, A+E Networks, Lifetime, Lori Grifa, Esq., Archer & Greiner, P.A., Nancy E. Graves, President & CEO, Bank of New Jersey, Natalie Cullen, Manager, Office of Continuous Improvement, Kreisler Manufacturing Company and Lynne Algrant, CEO, Bergen Volunteer Center.

“Our business model is to gather deposits locally and lend locally putting dollars to work providing vital services, jobs and economic growth. “ Choosing Bank of New Jersey is making a choice about supporting a company rooted in our community. We hope you will consider us to be your bank of choice.

Community Chest of Englewood celebrates its 85th Year - L to R: Richard Kennedy, President, Community Chest of Englewood, Bank of New Jersey’s Tamara Francis, VP, and Mike Gambatese, VP.

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Building New Jersey together

Direct access to the commercial lending decision makers. When you succeed, we succeed. Let’s keep building New Jersey together.

MIKE TREPICCHIO

EVP Chief Lending Officer 201-720-3260

©2018 Bank of New Jersey

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BANK & FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SHOWCASE

BOGOTA SAVINGS BANK, 125 YEARS STRONG! FOR 125 YEARS BOGOTA SAVINGS BANK has been listening to what you, the customers, are looking for in their bank and making those suggestions become reality. We have been working tirelessly to make our website and mobile app easy to use so banking on the go is as easy as coming in and speaking with one JOSEPH COCCARO of our employees face to face. In 2018 we will be working to make President and CEO our account opening process easier, quicker and more convenient for you, whether that be in one of our branches or from the equity loan, a child’s first savings account, an IRA or CD, and online / convenience of your own home. We know you all have important mobile services. Commercial customers also rely on Bogota Savings things to do on a daily basis, and we want to make sure that Bank for products that help grow their business and allow them to banking with us is one of the most convenient things you do. With capitalize on opportunity—commercial and multi-family mortgages, secure banking right at your fingertips, we’re making it even easier business checking and merchant services. Our customers trust in our to take advantage of Bogota Savings Bank’s consistently lower commitment to always deliver the very best products, services, value loan rates, higher deposit rates and lower fees than other banks. and convenience. Whether you want to open a deposit account while on vacation or For us, the formula is simple. A true community bank is not just a new loan from the comfort of your own home, online and Mobile one that is in your community, but one that makes sure that the Banking have you covered. community around them is better for us having been here. Our time Our partnership with the Allpoint and their ATM Network is and resources are invested in local area programs such as 200 Club another way to make it easy to access your money anywhere you go, of Bergen County, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Children’s surcharge-free! Simply find the closest of the 55,000 Allpoint ATMs, Aid & Family Services, Family Promise of Bergen County, Holy Name online or on the mobile app, and enjoy a surcharge-free experience Medical Center, Center For Food Action, as well as providing local time after time. In 2017 we will be looking for new innovative ways students with scholarships to further their education. to keep this trend heading in the right direction, and make sure our Contact oneWeofareour proud of our long history, and while our legendary customers are at the forefront of the latest and greatest technologies experiencedcustomer loan officers service has remained a constant for 125 years, our products banks offer today. or apply online today! and services will continue to evolve so that we can always bring our We work hard to earn—and retain—the trust of our customers community what they need. For Bogota Savings Bank, it’s all about and our community. Generations of families have relied on Bogota (201) 817 - 2050 listening, understanding and delivering. That’s what sets us apart. Savings Bank for20 all of theirRevolving banking needs— Year Term new mortgage or a home

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Dip into your home’s equity and create the pool of your dreams! With a Home Equity Line of Credit

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*Start rate of 4.00% based on NY Prime rate as published in the Wall Street Journal minus .75%. Floor Rate is the “start rate”. Maximum rate is 15%. Line is a 20-year revolving term with a maturity balloon payment due at the end of 20 years. Minimum line amount is $25,000 and maximum line amount is $500,000. Line amounts over $300,000 may require title insurance at borrower’s expense. Appraisal required showing a maximum loan to value ratio of 70% on a 1-2 family owner-occupied dwelling in many NJ counties. Rate valid as of May 1, 2018. There is a non-refundable application fee of $99. A renewal fee of $50 will be charged each year on the anniversary month of the line. Adequate property insurance is required. Flood insurance is required where applicable. Other loan products, rates and terms are available. Subject to change without prior notice. Subject to all bank underwriting conditions. The bank is not responsible for any errors or misrepresentations.

www.BogotaSavingsBank.com 60 East Main Street, Bogota

819 Teaneck Road, Teaneck

Open 7 Days A Week

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JERSEY, GET THE BANK THAT JAMES D. NESCI GETS YOU. JOINS BOILING

SPRINGS SAVINGS BANK AS PRESIDENT

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL CHOSEN TO LEAD ONE OF THE AREA’S LARGEST SAVINGS BANKS BOILING SPRINGS SAVINGS BANK, among northern New Jersey’s largest savings banks and financial services providers since 1939, recently welcomed James D. Nesci as its new President. With 25 years of executive-level financial expertise, Mr. Nesci will draw upon his considerable experience to further expand the bank’s product portfolio and implement a strategic vision for future growth.

BUILDING ON A LEGACY OF SERVICE

JAMES D. NESCI President

sales strategy, marketing, private client lending, mass affluent products, institutional services, personnel development and data & analytics. Before joining TD Bank, Mr. Nesci served as Executive Vice President and Chief Wealth Management Officer of Provident Bank where he significantly increased annual top line revenue growth by organic and acquisitive means. Additionally, he was President of Beacon Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Provident Bank. Prior to this, Mr. Nesci was Chief Operating Officer with Wilmington Trust Company, National Wealth Management. “Boiling Springs looks forward to flourishing under Jim’s stewardship,” said Kenneth Grimbilas, Chairman of the Board for Boiling Springs Savings Bank. “We are confident that his leadership and business acumen will further strengthen our already excellent DECADES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTISE relationships with customers, as well as forge fruitful new partnerships.” In pursuing these goals, Mr. Nesci has a proven track record: Prior to Mr. Nesci earned two separate MBAs from Columbia Business joining Boiling Springs Savings Bank, he was Head of National Sales for TD School and the as well a BBA the Shore. Bank’s $20 billion U.S. wealth management business. At TD, Mr. Nesci’s New Jersey is a special place. WeLondon don’tBusiness headSchool, to therespectively, beach, we goasdown in Finance from Hofstra University in New York. broad spectrum of contributions included positive impacts on national

With total assets of approximately $1.7 billion, Boiling Springs Savings Bank is dedicated to providing reliable, robust and comprehensive financial products and services. Its signature products include the popular, award-winning Community Alliance Program, designed to provide local nonprofit organizations with the opportunity to earn money based on the number of supporters who bank with Boiling Springs. “I look forward to immersing myself in a financial institution with such deep roots in New Jersey,” said Mr. Nesci. “My experience with larger banks affords a unique and valuable perspective to my position as President. Building upon our legacy we will apply strategicallysound initiatives that benefit and enhance our customer’s experience.”

We do our own thing. Drive our own way. Work hard and play harder. It takes a special kind of bank to thrive here, and for nearly a century that’s exactly what we Boiling Springs Savings Bank. We get you. Come home to better banking!

17 Offices in Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Morris Counties. 201.939.5000 201-939-5000 • www.bssbank.com

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JERSEY, GET THE BANK THAT GETS YOU.

New Jersey is a special place. We don’t head to the beach, we go down the Shore. We do our own thing. Drive our own way. Work hard and play harder. It takes a special kind of bank to thrive here, and for nearly a century that’s exactly what we’ve done. Boiling Springs Savings Bank. We get you. Come home to better banking! 17 Offices in Bergen, Essex, Passaic and Morris Counties.

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We congratulate Eric Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor for being named to the

2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors Ranking. This annual list recognizes advisors as among the top in America. At Wells Fargo Advisors, we recognize the importance of excellent service and trusted investment advice. Contact us to learn more about our focus on helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Eric Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor 100 Park Avenue Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201-505-0472 • 1-888-213-1460 eric.kohlmeier@wellsfargo.com Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue, and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion. Investment and Insurance Products:

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Join us for a cup of coffee... and a second opinion When the markets turn as volatile and confusing as they have over the last several years, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan they’ve been following.

We’d like to help – starting with a cup of coffee and a second opinion. By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and sit with us for a while. We’ll ask you to outline your financial goals — what your investment portfolio is intended to do for you. Then we’ll review the portfolio for and with you. If we think your investments continue to be well-suited to your long-term goals, we’ll gladly tell you so. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer fit with your goals, we’ll explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, we’ll recommend some alternatives.

Either way, the coffee is on us! For a free consultation, please contact my office at 201-505-0472 and let us know if you like milk or cream, or you want us to bring the coffee to you. Eric L. Kohlmeier Senior Financial Advisor Managing Director – Investments 100 Park Avenue, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Phone: 201-505-0472 Toll-Free: 888-213-1460 Fax: 908-598-3956 www.erickohlmeier.wfadv.com

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MONEY SENSE

Volunteer vacations: Giving back while getting away By Bill Hunter, Director of Personal Retirement Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch

As the end of work draws near and the next chapter of life quickly approaches, many retirees are left wondering what they’ll do with their time. Some prefer to live a life of leisure, others take on new hobbies, and then there are those who enjoy “voluntourism” — a form of tourism in which travelers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity. Voluntourism, otherwise known as volunteer vacations, provides the perfect opportunity for retirees to travel, all while donating their time and skills to a worthy cause. But how do you get involved and determine whether volunteer vacations are right for you? What do you want to get out of your experience? Start by deciding what you want to get out of your experience. There are many different types of volunteer vacations, including working in medicine, education or with animals. As you research these types of opportunities, consider factors such as how many hours a day you want to work and the length of time you want to volunteer. After you decide which volunteer vacation is right for you, plan out your expenses for the trip.

How will you manage expenses? The cost of a volunteer vacation could be hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on the location, itinerary and how long you’ll be staying. On most volunteer vacations, you’re in charge of covering your own travel and living expenses. If you plan on staying in one place for several weeks, you may want to set up a local bank account. This gives you close access to the funds you’ll need to cover any expenses. If you’re going to be away for a month or more, financial arrangements will need to be made to cover expenses at home. Renting out your home is always a good option, as you’ll have to continue to pay property taxes, homeowners insurance and utility bills while you’re away. Another possible way to defray costs is by consulting your tax advisor to determine whether all or some of your volunteer vacation costs could be tax deductible.

For retirees looking to embark on a volunteer vacation, consider consulting your financial advisor to help you create a thoughtful strategy for managing your income needs without jeopardizing your future. For more information, contact AG & Associates. Gregory J. Amerkanian CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President Wealth Management Advisor Michael C. Gogliormella Vice President Senior Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch 2200 Fletcher Avenue, 4th Floor Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.592.3847 Fax: 646.736.5207 gregory_j_amerkanian@ml.com fa.ml.com/AG.Associates

The last step on the volunteer vacations checklist is to set aside extra money to cover emergency medical evacuation insurance. With this coverage, a medical dilemma doesn’t have to turn into a financial one as well.

The investments or strategies presented do not take into account the investment objectives or financial needs of particular investors. It is important that you consider this information in the context of your personal risk tolerance and investment goals. Always consult your independent attorney, tax advisor, investment manager and insurance agent for final recommendations and before changing or implementing any financial, tax or estate planning strategy. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of BofA Corp. Investment products:

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Think about it Most of us can spend more time planning our next vacation than we likely do preparing for our future and legacy. Deborah A. Richin’s holistic wealth management approach offers straight forward guidance to help you evaluate and make decisions for building and protecting your present and your future. Call for a complimentary discovery session and explore a relationship with Deborah.

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Loans for what matters.

Out here, the only thing to spend is time. The only thing to pay is attention. The only interest is in each other. At Visions Federal Credit Union, we believe a good investment should pay back in priceless memories.

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Corn, Revisited

How well do you really know this tasty, yellow summertime staple? Barbecue season in New Jersey is prime time to enjoy one of the state’s most plentiful vegetables: plump, juicy sweet corn. Garden State farmers harvest more than 50 million pounds of sweet corn each year, mostly from July through late September. And don’t be worried about genetic modification. True, that’s often used in producing field corn for feed and industrial purposes. But sweet corn—the kind you buy on the cob—is rarely grown using genetically modified organisms. And if you want to be super-sure, organic produce is always GMO-free. With all the health benefits this low-fat, highfiber, gluten-free food provides, it’s simply too good to pass up. POWER UP A typical cup of raw sweet corn has 177 calories, 2.1 grams of fat and 5.2 grams of sugar. It also provides 4.6 grams of fiber (18 percent of the daily recommended value) and 5.4 grams of protein, not to mention an assortment of vital vitamins and minerals. For instance, that same one cup yields 17 percent of the daily recommended value of immune-boosting vitamin C (levels of this vitamin decrease when the corn is cooked) and a plethora of energy-building B-complex vitamins. Sweet corn is rich in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which can help protect eye health and prevent cataracts. A Cornell University study found that sweet corn has even higher levels of antioxidants after being cooked. The cooking process releases a compound called ferulic acid, which has cancer-fighting benefits, the researchers say. The rumor about humans not being able to digest corn is partly well-founded: It’s true that the casing of the kernel shell is made of cellulose, a fiber that the human digestive system can’t break down. But when corn is chewed properly, the body is able to benefit from the good stuff inside the kernel. BUY/STORE/SERVE Corn’s sugars turn into starch as it ages, so it’s essential that you buy corn fresh and eat it soon after bringing it home. Fortunately, many New Jersey farms and produce stands offer newly harvested corn that can be enjoyed at the height of its sweetness. If you don’t plan to eat the corn the day you purchase it, keep it tightly wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator to retain its flavor. While shopping, resist the urge to peel back the husk. Instead, look for stalks that are green, firm to the touch and tightly wrapped. You should be able to feel plump kernels through the husk. Grill or boil the corn on the cob until its color deepens and the kernels become tender. Traditional American cookout chefs may insist on serving the corn simply with butter, but consider other options for dressing. For instance, adding herbs to the butter (or better yet, using extra-virgin olive oil) will give it a lighter taste, or you can infuse the corn with a Southwestern kick by drizzling it with Mexican crema, a dash of chili powder or smoked paprika, and a squeeze of lime. When shaved off the cob, corn also pairs well with most other vegetables in salads and salsas. Mix it with avocado and cilantro or Jersey tomatoes and basil for a refreshing side dish. And save the leftovers: Corn kernels work remarkably well as a pizza topping and in soups. —Liz Donovan

DID YOU KNOW? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Jersey produces more than 10 million bushels of corn a year, 34th most among U.S. states. BERGENMAG.COM

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LET’S MEAT FOR DINNER Fire up the grill! These flavorful, protein-rich recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers.

APPLE BUTTER BBQ RIBS INGREDIENTS

n 2 full slabs of baby back ribs n 2 Tbs. brown sugar n 1 Tbs. paprika n 1 tsp. cayenne powder n ½ Tbs. salt n ½ tsp. black pepper n 1 tsp. ground ginger n 1 tsp. dried thyme n applewood chunks FOR THE APPLE BUTTER BARBECUE SAUCE n 1 cup apple butter n ½ cup ketchup n ½ cup brown sugar n 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar n 1 Tbs. yellow mustard n 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce n salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Preheat your grill for indirect: Place an aluminum foil pan filled with water under the grill grate and toss a chimney of hot coals alongside. With a butter knife and some paper towels, remove the membrane under each slab of ribs by inserting the knife between the membrane and one of the bones. Pull the membrane with a paper towel to remove it completely. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, cayenne powder, salt, black pepper, ground ginger and dried thyme in a small bowl then apply the rub on both sides of the ribs with your hands so it penetrates the meat. Place the ribs on the grill grate in indirect heat and toss a few applewood chunks onto hot coals. Close the lid and cook for two hours at 300ºF. Add all the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce ingredients into a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. After two hours of cooking, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil with 1 cup of the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce on top of each. Cook for another hour at 300ºF. The ribs are done when the meat has shrunk about 1 inch from the bones. Once fully cooked, remove from foil and sear over direct heat for 30 seconds per side to caramelize the BBQ sauce.

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If I intend to use a BBQ sauce containing sugar, like the one in this recipe, I reduce the amount of sugar or take it out of my dry rub. Too much sugar means the meat could burn or become overcaramelized before it’s fully cooked.” —Robert Austin Cho, chef/owner, Kimchi Smoke, Westwood

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SMOKED CHICKEN LOLLIPOPS WITH COLA BBQ SAUCE Yields: 24 lollipops

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the smoker at 250ºF. Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut and remove the skin that covers the bone of each chicken leg to shape them like a lollipop.

n 24 chicken legs n 1 cup hickory wood chips FOR THE WET RUB n 5 Tbs. cayenne hot sauce n 5 Tbs. olive oil n ½ cup brown sugar n ¼ cup garlic powder n 4 tsp. black pepper n 3 Tbs. oregano n 2 tsp. salt

Mix all of the wet rub ingredients in a bowl, then dip each chicken leg into the mixture to give them an even coating. Place the chicken lollipops in your smoker and add about 1 cup of hickory wood chips for smoking. Smoke until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165ºF.

FOR THE COLA BBQ SAUCE n 1 cup cola n 1 cup ketchup n ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce n 3 Tbs. steak sauce n 1 tsp. onion powder n ½ tsp. black pepper

Mix all of the Cola BBQ Sauce ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve the chicken lollipops with Cola BBQ Sauce.

Using cola as the liquid in this BBQ sauce works because it has the right amount of sweetness and is a taste everyone is familiar with. I sometimes use cola in my quick grilling marinades for its flavor but also because it helps tenderize the meat.”

—Robert Austin Cho, chef/owner, Kimchi Smoke, Westwood

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To ensure your bacon fully cooks when wrapped around the filet mignon, partially cook the slices beforehand. But your bacon slices still should be pliable enough that they can be fit around the steaks and then cooked to crispy perfection.”

—Anthony Beninati, owner, Nino’s Pizza, Hillsdale

BACON-WRAPPED FILET MIGNON Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

n 4 beef filet steaks, 2 inches thick n 4 to 8 slices of bacon n 3 Tbs. coarse sea salt n 3 Tbs. freshly ground black pepper n 2 Tbs. dried onion flakes FOR THE COMPOUND BUTTER n 16 oz. butter, softened n 2 Tbs. oregano n zest of one lemon n ½ Tbs. hot pepper flakes n 1 Tbs. minced garlic

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Mix all of the compound butter ingredients in a bowl then spoon onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log of about 2 inches in diameter and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Preheat your grill at maximum temperature. Season the steaks on both sides with the salt, black pepper and dried onion flakes. Wrap 1 or 2 slices of bacon around each steak and tie them securely using butcher string. Grill the steaks over high heat for 4 to 6 minutes per side with the lid closed. Flip the steaks a quarter turn for the bacon to face the grate and grill for 15 seconds per side or until the bacon is brown and lightly crisp. Use an instant-read thermometer toward the end of cooking to achieve desired temperature: 120º for rare, 130º for medium rare. Remove steaks from the grill. Cut four slices of compound butter up to ¼-inch thick and place them on each steak. Let the butter melt over the steaks for 8 to 10 minutes before serving.

Recipes and photos reprinted with permission from Char-Broil Great Book of Cooking. © 2018 Creative Homeower BERGENMAG.COM

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One in a Melon Here’s your chance to try a refreshing cocktail, made with juicy watermelon and rum. It’ll keep you cool all afternoon long. WATERMELON, ROSE AND MINT MOJITO INGREDIENTS

n 1 cup watermelon chunks n12 fresh mint leaves n2 tsp. agave nectar n2 tsp. lime juice n 6 drops rosewater n crushed ice n 1 ⁄3 cup dark rum TO GARNISH n watermelon chunks and wedges nlime wedges npink rose petals (optional)

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Divide the watermelon, mint, agave nectar, lime juice and rosewater between two tall glasses. Muddle well until all the juice is released from the watermelon. Fill each glass with crushed ice and add 2½ Tbs. rum to each glass. Stir well and garnish with a few diced watermelon chunks, lime wedges, watermelon wedges and optional pink rose petals.

If you opt for a light liquor in this drink, I would recommend white rum, which is very smooth and will allow the watermelon’s flavor to come to the forefront. You can also top off this drink with ginger ale, if the watermelon juice doesn’t completely fill the glass.” —Brian McAllister, beverage director at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, part of Doherty Enterprises in Allendale Recipe and photo reprinted with permission from Cocktails with Benefits. © Kyle Books. BERGENMAG.COM

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GREGORY M. HIRSCH HEART FOUNDATION BERGEN magazine was the exclusive media sponsor of the annual Evening from the Heart gala, held this year at The Venetian in Garfield, to benefit the Gregory M. Hirsch Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Local business owners Larry Inserra and Joseph Sanzari were honored for their ongoing dedication to the foundation. Over the past 14 years, the foundation has raised more than $2 million for the center. 1 Fred Hirsch, Inez Inserra, Larry Inserra, Edward Salzano 2 Joseph Sanzari 3 Robert Tozzi, M.D. 4 Julie Curcio, Chris Cirello

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Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation held its annual 5K at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The event honors the life of Susan Zabransky Hughes, a Saddle River resident who passed away from cervical cancer in July 2011. The proceeds will support an inaugural scholarship for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and continued funding for Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah. 5 Elizabeth Pintoshaw, Savannah Cece, Madison Libby 6 Team Cece poses for a photo.

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RIDGEWOOD YMCA The Ridgewood YMCA recently hosted its Spring Gala Fundraiser at the Ridgewood Country Club, where Park Ave. BMW and Valley Health System were honored for their contributions to the organization. Gala attendees enjoyed dinner and dancing, and bid on various auction items. Event proceeds will benefit the Y’s youth development, healthy living and social responsibility programs. 7 Ernie Lamour, Audrey Meyers 8 Michael Davis, Susan Knudsen, Ernie Lamour

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10 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County hosted its fifth annual “Race to Build” 5K at the New Overpeck County Park in Leonia, where runners, volunteers and donors came together in support of affordable housing. All proceeds from the event go toward the construction of the Habitat Bergen Washington Township veteran and senior housing project. 12 Gloria Bello, Glen Jacobs 13 Jacey Raimondo with associates of Club Pilates

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The Center for Food Action recently hosted Savor.2018, a food and wine tasting gala at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. The event showcased a number of the area’s finest restaurants, along with craft beers and wines to sample. Whole Foods Market of Bergen County was honored for its continued contributions to the organization, and for being a “platinum sponsor” for the event. 9 Rich Goss, Carole Lotito, Paula DeMeglio, Leigh Siegel, Tony Rajaram, Alex Saa, Jose Navas, Tina Clabbers Feigley, Eric Graziano 10 Alicia Rodman 11 Guests sample various spreads and cheeses at the tasting tables.

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Be There

From parades and the state fair to dog walks and craft shows, there is something for everyone this summer in Bergen County.

JUNE 7–AUG. 9 Ridgewood is celebrating 60 years of SUMMER MUSIC under the stars at the Kasschau Memorial Shell at Veterans Field. The concerts, most starting at 8:30 p.m., will tickle the ears with everything from Billy Joel to Broadway tunes. Admission is FREE. Bring a chair or blanket. Learn more at ridgewoodnj.net. JUNE 7-28 Test your brain power while having fun with family and friends every Thursday at the TRIVIA & GAME NIGHT, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Garden State Public Market in Garden State Plaza. There will be prizes offered to all guests. Admission is FREE. More at westfield.com. JUNE 9 Have a blast while supporting the planet at OCEAN CONSERVATION DAY, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus.

Videos, animal artifacts, crafts, storytime and more will highlight the importance of our oceans.

JUNE 10 Paragon Drive in Montvale will be turned into ONE GIANT STREET FAIR with more than 100 vendors, two food courts, arts and crafts, petting zoo, a kids’ zone and much more. Get the full scoop at jcpromotions.info. JUNE 16 The annual ANDREW ORTEGA TOUCH A HEART 5K RUN AND FUN WALK makes its return to Rutherford and offers something for everyone. Registration begins at $25, which will go toward the Andrew Ortega Foundation. The foundation is generates awareness for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). For more details, visit andrewortegafoundation.com.

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JUNE 21–July 8 It’s baaack! The NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR returns to the Meadowlands for 18 fun and action-packed days and nights. The fair features amusement park rides, food and festival treats, live music, petting zoo and much more for the entire family. Hours and ticket prices vary. Check out njfair.com for the complete details. JUNE 24 For a wide selection of handmade goods and products, visit the annual SHADY GROVE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL at the Adorno Fathers seminary in Ramsey, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craftsmen, artisans and photographers from all over the Tri-State area will be on hand offering their wares, and specialty foods will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE. Jcpromotions. info has more information.

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JULY 4 Celebrate the Fourth of July at Paramus’ INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE at the intersection of Century Rd. and Fairview Ave. The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. and includes a ribbon cutting, floats and music, a stroller and bicycle contest and the announcement of “Mr. and Ms. Fourth of July.” Admission is FREE. Need more details? Visit paramus4thofjuly.com for information.

JULY 11 Not ready for reality TV? Bring the gang and show off your pipes during KARAOKE NIGHT at the Orange Lantern in Paramus. Enjoy typical pub fare and drinks while wailing the verses of your favorite tunes. For more information, visit orangelantern.com.

JULY 13–AUG. 3 It’s not Friday but Thursday also has a fun side. Bergen County’s Terrific Thursdays Summer Concert Series returns on July 13 to Overpeck County Park, Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park. Get ready for four nights of live music, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the bandshell. Admission is FREE.

JULY 20–22 If you don’t have your tickets yet for the hottest concert of the summer, what are you waiting for? Everyone’s favorite pop star, TAYLOR SWIFT, will perform (along with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford for three nights, with a start time of 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $30. For more info, visit taylorswift.com/events. JULY 26 For a night out with the girls (guys, you’re invited too), check out LADIES OF LAUGHTER at Bergen Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. The event features female-only amateur and professional comedians vying for a cash prize. Tickets start at $29. Get your seat now or find more information at bergenpac.org.

JULY 28 There’s nothing like fresh seafood for the summer (lobster roll, anyone?), and the best vendors will be on hand at the Meadowlands Racetrack for the 5th ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Take in a night at the races (the Hambletonian Oaks elimination races will be run) while enjoying local seafood and a raw bar. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is intended for adults. Unlimited buffet: $39.95. For more info, visit thebigm.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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“Our goal is provide outstanding orthopedic treatment that restores quality of life—each and every day. That’s the Active difference.”

How has Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine impacted the community? Over the last several years, Active Orthopedics has evaluated the needs of the community and brought on some of the top physicians in their fields to meet the needs of this community. Whether that has been Joint Replacement Specialists to serve the aging population, Sports Medicine Specialists to serve the athletes in the community or Spine Specialists, the goal has always been to ensure Bergen County residents have access to the top specialists anywhere in the state.

What is different about Active Orthopedics physicians? One of Active Orthopedics biggest distinctions is that all the physicians are Fellowship Trained and sub-specialized in a specialized orthopedic field. This is unique among most Orthopedic and Sports Medicine practices in the area and is reflection of Active Orthopedics dedication to the highest level of patient care.

What are some of the latest advancements Active Orthopedics is offering? Historically, patients with conditions such as osteoarthritis, ligament or tendon injuries were given few alternatives to surgery. Although surgery is highly effective, many patients opted to avoid surgery. Now, Active Orthopedics is offering some of the most innovative non-surgical alternatives including Platelet Rich Plasma injections and stem cell therapies. Both treatments utilize the patient’s own naturally occurring healing mechanisms to help the body expedite recovery from injury or repair damaged cartilage, ligaments or tendons.

Michael L. Gross M.D.

Dr. Gross is the founder and managing partner of Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Communications from Cornell University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine. Dr. Gross completed an internship in general surgery, and residency in orthopedic surgery and has advanced fellowship training in sports medicine. SERVICES OFFERED: Active offers fellowship trained physicians for every body part and problem. OUR TREATMENT SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: • ACL Reconstruction • Knee and Hip Replacement • Rotator Cuff Repair • Arthroscopic Surgery • Back and Neck • Sports Injuries

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–ROBERT F. KENNEDY A FAVORITE QUOTE OF DR. PAUL KOVATIS, it epitomizes his full, rich life and never ending reach to uncover the greater good in medicine and humankind. Dr. Kovatis dedicates his life to selflessly helping others through philanthropy, physician leadership in orthopedics and support of military veterans. Dr. Kovatis, a Hospital for Special Surgery fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializes in the care of leg, foot and ankle disorders—an underserved subspecialty within orthopedics. He is best known for his results in the field of complex ankle fractures and trauma to the lower extremities. Emergency rooms and care centers look to Dr. Kovatis for their most challenging and complex cases, a fact that has gained him numerous local and national letters of praise from patients and organizations. In life as well as in practice, Dr. Kovatis follows the proverbial “Golden Rule,” treating others as one would wish to be treated. “What I strive for each day is to make a positive difference in people’s lives without the expectation of recognition or gratitude,” states Dr. Kovatis. All too familiar with the sick and elderly, Dr. Kovatis passionately believes that everyone deserves the best quality healthcare delivered with trust and compassion. As a patient advocate, he counsels on the risks as well as benefits of both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options emphasizing realistic expectations. Dr. Kovatis’s altruistic values were instilled in early childhood rooted in his family’s military history of service and dedication to one’s country and community. Taking inspiration from the words of John F. Kennedy “As we express gratitude, we must never forget the highest appreciation is not to utter those words, but to live by them,” Dr. Kovatis exemplifies what it means to be a doer and make an impact on the world.

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“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”

Dr. Kovatis’s philanthropy extends from the surgical world into the military, religious and professional sports venues. In April 2013, he was bestowed the esteemed honor to throw out the ceremonial “First Pitch” at a New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals game at Citi Field—a perfect 84 MPH strike—for his work with pro athletes. “A very proud day,” says Dr. Kovatis. “I typically shy away from recognition following in the footsteps of my late father, an original Flying Tiger and Air Force Colonel, and choose to remain the quiet professional. But as the only physician to be given this longstanding distinction, it made for a day I will never forget.” SERVICES OFFERED: • Trauma and fractures • Revision surgery • Sports injuries • Tendon and ligament tears • Fusion of joints • Bunions and hammertoes • Arthritic conditions • Emergency Room consults • Second opinions • Workman’s compensation and No-Fault accidents

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How did you become interested in spinal surgery? DR. JAMES J. HALE became interested in spinal surgery as a resident in orthopedic surgery when he worked at a trauma hospital on traumatic spinal injuries. “I saw how surgery can truly impacts one’s life and future,” he said, “I also understand how nervous someone can be when they are concerned that they may need spine surgery.” He’s also a competitive athlete compassionate about the need for athletes of all levels to return to their former levels of activity. As a specialist in minimally invasive surgical techniques for simple and complex spinal disorders and injuries, Dr. Hale uses imagery to help patients understand why they’re having pain and how it can be improved. Known for his conservative approach, he often uses therapy, injections, or exercise to help alleviate pain before even considering surgery. Dr. Hale is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at The New York University Medical Center and The Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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• Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Why do young athletes benefit from chiropractic adjustments? For young, growing athletes, having access to quality chiropractic care is becoming increasingly important. It helps them stay in peak physical condition and remain competitive. Chiropractic adjustments and stretch therapies help prevent and treat injuries in developing competitors. Dr. Lori Nuzzi, a chiropractor and wellness specialist for 25 years, treats many young athletes at Nuzzi Chiropractic Lifestyle Wellness Center. “The Center’s unique approach of using a sportspecific chiropractic adjusting regime to correct body alignment and improve joint movement has given our players the competitive edge they need to advance from little league to collegiate and professional sports.” says Dr. Nuzzi. The Center focuses on a “whole body” approach using chiropractic, massage therapies, and cold laser therapy for injury recovery and nutrition, and stretching for injury prevention. Call Nuzzi Chiropractic to find out how athletes of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW:

Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse When in the mood for a summertime cookout, I toss a couple of steaks, burgers and hot dogs on the backyard grill to share with family and friends. But when the taste for real barbecue hits, I leave it to a place like Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse in Dumont to replicate that Southern-comfort flavor I crave. I visited Fink’s on a recent rainy evening to celebrate summer’s eve. The eatery is located along busy Madison Avenue, where commuters catch city-bound buses and locals browse the windows of the varied storefronts. That homey, neighborhoodtype feeling is also captured inside the restaurant. A wall separates the very active U-shaped bar and relaxed dining room, where my guest and I sat, but every inch of this establishment says, “All are welcome here.” (The inviting aroma of smoked meats might have something to do with that.) To start, we shared a plate of Fink’s popular Porkenfries, a blustery mix of crispy french fries and tender pulled pork that’s slathered in cheddar and Muenster cheeses with a dollop of sour cream on top. Forget this appetizer if you’re counting calories, but give it a shot if you want moist, sweet pulled pork that has enough vinegar-based bite to please any proud Carolina barbecue pro. Tip: Eat these fries with a fork so you get the pork and cheeses with every bite. If you have a hankering for more meat (that is why you’re here, isn’t it?) and you don’t want to limit what goes on your plate, the Pit Sampler at just under $20 is a great deal—and so I ordered it for my main course. The platter comes neatly arranged with six spareribs, a hefty mound of chopped beef and more of the delicious pulled pork featured in the Porkenfries. Already knowing the top quality of the pork, I dove for the ribs to give them a taste. Pit masters use just the right amount of rub as to not detract from the natural flavor of the rib, and they drizzle an appropriate amount of sauce so diners don’t get overly sticky fingers. And while many might argue that fall-off-the-bone ribs are actually overcooked, the meat of Fink’s ribs fell right off and were among the most tender I’ve ever tried. The morsels

of delicate beef were just as flavorful as the pork, but these cubed cuts were definitely overshadowed by the ribs. Fink’s fires up other meats too—and it does them just as well. My friend enjoyed a pair of buttermilk-fried chicken sliders that she customized with a mashedpotato-and-honey topping. Though her chicken was mouthwatering and cooked to perfection—crisp outside, tender inside—my friend stared longingly at the amount of food on my end of the table. Even our sides—a light corn soufflé and bourbon glazed roots like carrots and yucca—couldn’t stop her from reaching over to grab a few forkfuls (and a rib) off my plate. Good food, after all, is meant to be shared. After our feast, we decided to share the chocolate soufflé for dessert. I’ll admit that we were overwhelmed by dinner, so much that we couldn’t finish the sweet treat—a shame because the soufflé was a delight. I’d be remiss not to mention the attentive staff, particularly Chad, who explained the menu and alerted us to available alternatives and substitutions. Also of note are the options offered to seafood lovers and non-carnivores: There are shrimp and catfish dishes and assorted salads that might even tempt the biggest meat eater. But let’s be honest: Pork, beef and poultry rule at Fink’s, and they certainly do it all right. —Darius Amos Fink’s BBQ Smokehouse, 26 W. Madison Ave., Dumont, 201.384.3210; finksbbqsmokehouse.com BERGENMAG.COM

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This Dumont standout blends local flavors with Southern soul—a tasty combo for summer.

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Circolo is an authentic Neopolitan restaurant serving Pizza Al Forno in a wood burning oven imported from Naples, Italy. Circolo means “a circle of people coming together in a friendly environment.”

Enjoy the weather on the patio at Biggie’s in Ramsey! Biggie’s offers quality food, excellent service, a great value and a friendly atmosphere. Featuring award winning seafood, sandwiches, salads and American style entrees there is sure to be something for everyone on their large and diverse menu. With two TVs, bar seating and table service, the patio at Ramsey is an excellent place to catch this season’s games or join friends, family and co-workers for lunch, happy hour or dinner. The patio also connects to their private party room which makes for unique large private events.

• Private Party Room Available • Open Seven Days for Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch • A Modern American Tavern • Hand Crafted Cocktails and Martinis

Thea Kalivas, Circolo’s managing partner and co-owner (with husband, George), designed the space to make patrons feel as if they are in Italy tasting foods from the kitchens of Naples and the Amalfi Coast – and she succeeded. The restaurant features an open kitchen and a magnificent 7,000 pound wood burning oven tiled by Italian master Steve Delmaestro. And Pizza Al Forno is only part of Circolo’s cuisine; other offerings include arancini octopus, burrata, calamari, fire roasted chicken, homemade pastas, salmon, bronzino and veal.

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CAFÉ ITALIANO RISTORANTE & BAR This 37-year old Italian restaurant, once the summer home of ebullient New York City mayor Jimmy Walker, offers a sprawling brick terrace set above street level. Sit under one of the 20 colorful umbrellas surrounded by flowering plants and clipped bushes and dig into one of many Italian classics: pollo San Remo, penne alla vodka, linguine with clam sauce, veal parmigiana or shrimp scampi. Odds are good your waiter will have an Italian accent and odds are just as good you’re not going to be in any rush to leave.

GRK GRILL GRK GRILL is a traditional authentic Greek restaurant specializing in imported whole fish and seafood. Our restaurant delivers a modern twist on Greek cooking. We soon will be offering a full bar menu with cocktails this summer. During spring and summer our outdoor seating patio, with comfortable tables and cushioned chairs, makes our customers feel as if they are eating outside in Greece, with fun Greek music playing.

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HEARTH & TAP CO. HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN PEARL RESTAURANT Voted Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurant in NJ & Best Prix Fixe Menu! Pearl Restaurant has been in Ridgewood for over 7 years. Come enjoy exquisitely prepared foods and Nonna’s homemade pasta. Catering is available for any occasion and private party room for up to 50 people. Ask Max to customize a personal menu to fit any budget! “Enjoy dinner outside and watch Ridgewood go by” 17 S BROAD ST., RIDGEWOOD, NJ 201.857.5100 PEARLRIDGEWOOD.COM

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Enjoy a seasonal menu inspired by the best local ingredients while dining al fresco at Hearth & Tap Co.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and favorite neighborhood gem among locals, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, offering classic American cuisine, craft beer, Wine Spectator Award-winning wines, hand-crafted seasonal cocktails, weekly specials and monthly events.

A Craft Gastropub serving unique handcrafted, comfort food, Hearth & Tap Co. features an 800 degree wood burning oven, 50 craft beers, barrel aged cocktails and premium wines. Specialties include flatbreads, artisanal casseroles, summer salads, reimagined comfort dishes and day boat seafood.

Enjoy dining with us alfresco style on our lovely outdoor bluestone patio for a great date night or get together with friends and family. You’ll be entertained by live music Wednesday evenings during the warmer, weather permitting summer months.

Takeout and Delivery are also offered as well as growlers of local craft beers and Pots-To-Go. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner!

ONE EAST FRANKLIN TURNPIKE HO-HO-KUS, NJ 07423 201.445.4115 HOHOKUSINN.COM

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Where To Eat

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MASA 81 W. Allendale Ave. 201.934.6616 masasushiandgrill.com

ABSOLUTE THAI HOMEMADE 644 Anderson Ave, 201.941.2290 absolutethaihomemade nj.com

MEZZALUNA BISTRO 96 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.6556 SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

ALPINE KIKU 385-9 Rte. 9W 201.767.6322

BERGENFIELD BAMBOO GRILL 54 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.5951 bamboo-grill.com CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 WAGON WHEEL 16 S. Front St. 201.384.9464

BOGOTA 101 PUB 101 Queen Anne Rd. 201.343.9802 LUKA’S 10 River Rd. 201.440.2996 lukasitaliancuisine.com

CARLSTADT BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 South. 201.933.4000 biggies.com GIANNA’S 843 Washington Ave. 201.460.7997 giannas.biz

Avos Grill

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Rte. 17 North 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com Avos Grill in Cliffside Park

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MASSAMAN THAI CUISINE 312 Hackensack St. 201.559.1424 massamanthaicuisine.com

AVOS GRILL 720 Anderson Ave, Ste. 4, 201.945.9038 avosgrill.com ROSE’S LEBANESE CUISINE 671A Palisade Ave. 201.941.7500 rosesplacenj.com RUDY’S 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 rudyscliffsidenj.com VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com

CLOSTER AZÚCAR CUBAN CUISINE 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.660.7977 azucarcubancuisine. com LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

CRESSKILL DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com FARMHOUSE CAFÉ & EATERY 15 E. Madison Ave. 201.266.8931 farmhousecafenj.com HANAMI 41 Union Ave. 201.567.8508 hanamirestaurant.com

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{ ON THE TOWN } YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

DUMONT FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

EAST RUTHERFORD ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com CAFFE CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecapri restaurant.com

EDGEWATER CAFÉ ARCHETYPUS 266 River Rd. 201.941.0609 archetypus.com HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com IZZY’S PIZZERIA 86 The Promenade City Place 201.795.2600 izzyspizzeria.com JACK’S LOBSTER SHACK 1040 River Rd. 201.224.2808 jackslobstershack.com KINARA 880 River Rd. 201.313.0555 kinararestaurant.com LE JARDIN 1257 River Rd. 201.224.9898 lejardinnj.com MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET 541 River Rd. 201.840.9311 mitchellsfishmarket.com ORAMA 595 River Rd. 201.945.2020 orama.com PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115bar andgrill.com

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REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 new.rebeccas edgewater.com

RED, WHITE & PASTA 21 E. Palisade Ave. 201.731.3223 emma34.com redwhiteandpasta.com

FORT LEE

ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

CAFFÉ MILANO 2117 Rte. 4 East 201.461.0466

THAT FONDUE PLACE 934 River Rd. 201.224.2524 thatfondueplace.com

CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net

ELMWOOD PARK

CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com

ELMWOOD PARK DINER 375 Market St. 201.796.6641 epdiner.com

GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

FAIR LAWN

TAVERNA MYKONOS 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com

KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905

TWISTED ELM 435 River Dr. 201.791.3705 twistedelm.com

EMERSON FRANCO’S PIZZA 207 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.8111 francospizzanj.com PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com

DAVIA 6-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.797.6767

MEI SUSHI 14-20 Plaza Rd. North 201.398.9882 meisushi.com OCEANOS 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com RIVARA’S RESTAURANT 6-18 Maple Ave. 201.797.4878 rivaras.com

FAIRVIEW

PATSY’S 344 Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627

CITY PERCH 2023 Hudson St. 201.582.7101 cityperch.com G.W. GRILL 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.947.2440 gwgrill.com IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com MOOD FOOD 1224 Anderson Ave. 201.313.8278 moodfood.life

FRANKLIN LAKES THE CHEF’S TABLE 754 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 GOLDEN DYNASTY 825 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 goldendynastynj.com SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

GARFIELD BISTRO 399 399 Midland Ave. 973.928.4488 bistro399.com GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.2226 goodfellasristorante.com LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant.com

GLEN ROCK THE GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com NECTAR CAFE 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.0825 nectarcafenj.com ROCCA 203 Rock Rd. 201.670.4945 roccanj.com

HACKENSACK HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq., #181 201.488.5667 hillstone.com MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq., #274 201.487.1303 mortons.com/hackensack THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com

THE PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com POITIN STILL 774 Main St. 201.487.1515 SOLARI’S 61 River St. 201.487.1969 solarisrestaurant.net STONY HILL INN 231 Polifly Rd. 201.342.4085 stonyhillinn.com WHITE MANNA 358 River St. 201.342.0914

HARRINGTON PARK DINO’S RESTAURANT 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245 dinoshp.com ORIGINAL PRESTO’S PIZZA 90 La Roche Ave. 201.750.1077 originalpresto.com

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENDIX DINER Rte. 17 North & Williams St. 201.288.0143 BENSI 459 Rte. 17 South 201.727.9525 bensirestaurants.com IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com

G.W. Grill in Fort Lee

CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com DARUMA 45 N. Dean St. 201.567.9600 darumaenglewood.com

G.W. Grill; Simply Vietnamese

DEMAREST

EMMA 34 E. Palisade Ave. 201.227.6103 emma34.com

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LODI

ALESSANDRO’S 157 Terrace St. 201.385.8544 alessandrosnj.com

REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarnj.com

ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net

SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 N. Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarellirestaurant.com

WILD WASABI 460 Livingston St. 201.767.1300 gowildwasabi.com

TERRACE STREET CAFÉ 149 Terrace St. 201.338.4720

LYNDHURST

BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com

OAKLAND

ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922

HILLSDALE

LEE’S HAWAIIAN ISLANDER 768 Stuyvesant Ave. 201.939.3777

LA HAVANA 59 110 Moonachie Ave. 201.964.9515 lahavana59.com

MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

PROVA 94 Moonachie Ave. 201.939.8500 provanow.com

MAHWAH

SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266

THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 matsunj.com OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

HO-HO-KUS ALBERT’S CAFE AMICI 4 Sycamore Ave. 201.389.6377 albertscafeamici.com ALT EATS CAFÉ 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN 1 E. Franklin Tpk. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com ST. EVE’S 611 North Maple Ave. 201.857.4717

LEONIA DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com FONTANA DI TREVI 248-252 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040 fontanaditrevi.com

G.W. Grill; Simply Vietnamese

MIGA RESTAURANT 344 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071

MASON JAR 219 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.529.2302 masonjar.com NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com RIVER PALM TERRACE 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.529.1111 emma34.com riverpalm.com/mahwah SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com STATELINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

MAYWOOD ANGELO’S 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 OAK ALE HOUSE 26 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.1551 oakalehousenj.com

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co

SAKURA 371 Franklin Ave. 201.848.6988 sakurawyckoff.com

FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 210.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

LITTLE FERRY

MONTVALE

SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segovia steakhouse.com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

MOONACHIE

PORTOBELLO 175 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.8990 portobellonj.com W’S GRILL 20 Elm St. 201.651.0005 wsgrilloakland.com

OLD TAPPAN

CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 200 Main St. 201.576.0400 casualhabanacafe.com SANZARI’S 105 Old New Bridge Rd. 201.692.7700 sanzaris.com

RED APPLE RESTAURANT 235 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.986.1800 redappleoradell.com

THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. 201.767.0063 madeleinespetitparis.com

CHOK DEE THAI KITCHEN 561 Livingston St. 201.750.8880 chokdeethaikitchen.com COUSINS PIZZA 450 Livingston St. 201.767.4300 cousinsnorwoodnj.com DIMORA 100 Piermont Rd. 201.750.5000 dimoraristorante.com

VICOLO RISTORANTE 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.497.8777 vicoloristorante.com

ESTI’S CAFE 680 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.322.6362 estiscafe.com

NORTHVALE

NORWOOD

HOSHITORI 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.666.6544

ORADELL

SECTION 201 704 River Rd. 201.262.5600 section201.com

TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspain restaurant.com

Simply Vietnamese in Tenafly

CAFÉ L’AMORE 455 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.5558 cafelamore.com

NEW MILFORD

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RAGAZZI 530 Livingston St. 201.660.7950 ragazzirestaurantlounge. com

OCEAN SUSHI 619 Oradell Ave. 201.986.1113 oceansushioradell.com

PALISADES PARK MESON MADRID 343 Bergen Blvd. 201.947.1038 SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998 TO SOK CHON 138 W. Central Blvd. 201.482.0910

PARAMUS CHAKRA 144 Rte. 4 East 201.556.1530 chakrarestaurant.com KIKU 365 Rte. 17 South 201.265.7200

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MANTRA 275 Rte. 4 West 201.342.8868 mantranj.com

VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

PARK RIDGE

RIDGEFIELD

ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com

CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com

GREEK CORNER GRILL 99 Park Ave. 201.476.1400 greekcornergrill.com

TUTTO A MODO MIO 482 Bergen Blvd. 201.313.9690 tuttoamodomio.com

THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 YUKI HANA 131 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.3230

RIDGEFIELD PARK LUIGI’S RESTAURANT 54 Mt. Vernon St. 201.641.9869 luigisridgefieldpark.com MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com

RAMSEY

SPARTA TAVERNA 206 Main St. 201.296.0095

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 984 Rte. 17 201.818.2625 acfp.com

THAI PALACE 218 E. Main St. 201.441.9119 thaipalaceteaneck.com

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

RIDGEWOOD A MANO 24 Franklin Ave. 201.493.2000 amanopizza.com

GAO THAI KITCHEN 63 W. Main St. 201.962.2691 gaothaikitchen.com

BAMBOO HOUSE 28 S. Broad St. 201.447.3111

GIOVANNA’S CAFÉ 19 E. Main St. 201.825.5835 giovannascafe.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 158 Franklin Ave. 201.612.5688 baumgartscafe.com

THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

CAFÉ 37 37 S. Broad St. 201.857.0437 café-37.com

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{ ON THE TOWN } PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

ISTANBLUE 645 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.262.4400 istanblueriveredge.net

VOLARE’S 7 Station Square 201.438.9404 volaresrestaurant.com

FROM SCRATCH 44 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.857.5188 fromscratch ridgewood.com

PEARL RESTAURANT 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

SADDLE BROOK

RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125

RIVER VALE

KAILASH 22 Oak St. 201.251.9693 kailashindian cuisine.com KUMO 55 Franklin Ave. 201.251.9693 kumo55.com LA LANTERNA CAFÉ & GRILL 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaof ridgewood.com LE BON CHOIX 11 Godwin Ave. 201.689.0400 lebonchoixcafe.com LISA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 28 Oak St. 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean cuisine.net

ROOTS STEAKHOUSE 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootsteakhouse.com WILD GINGER 31 Chestnut St. 201.857.3830 wildgingerrw.com

RIVER EDGE A TASTE OF GREECE 935 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0029 atasteofgreecenj.com FUKI SUSHI 828 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.225.0160 fukisushi4u.com GREEN PAPAYA 110 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.678.1888 greenpapayanj.com

ARMANDO’S TUSCAN GRILL 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscangrill.com CRECCO’S CAFÉ 655 Westwood Ave. 201.664.7200 creccoscafe.com

BUCCO’S 60 Essex St. 201.226.1030 buccosristorante.com

QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

SIMPLY VIETNAMESE 1 Hollywood Ave. 201.568.7770 simplyvietnamese.info

SADDLE BROOK DINER 30 Market St. 201.843.5929 saddlebrookdiner.com

TETERBORO

THE SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com

DD THAI CUISINE 184 W. Passaic St. 201.880.8227 ddthaicuisine.com

SOUTH HACKENSACK

THE DOG AND CASK 55 Rte. 17 South 201.845.5101 thedogandcask.com

I GEMELLI RISTORANTE 268 Huyler St. 201.487.4220 igemelliristorante.com

NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

TEANECK AL’S CHARCOAL PIT 540 Cedar Ln. 201.530.7786 AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net

RUTHERFORD

ROSE PERSIAN 1150 Teaneck Rd. 201.569.3600 rosepersian restaurant.com

CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com FINCH’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141

TENAFLY AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com

PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com THE VILLAGE GOURMET 75 Park Ave. 201.438.9404 villagerestaurantgroup. com

CAFÉ ANGELIQUE 1 Piermont Rd. 201.541.1010 cafeangeliquenyc.com KINARA 10 Jay St. 201.399.7788 kinararestaurant.com

TRATTORIA GIOTTO 15 Park Ave. 201.528.7142 trattoriagiotto.com BERGENMAG.COM

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SAYOLA RESTAURANT 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurant.com

SADDLE RIVER

WOODSTONE PIZZA BAR AND GRILL 352 W. Passaic St. 201.845.7600 woodstonepizza barandgrill.com

Casual Habana Café in New Milford

MATSUYA 490 Market St. 201.843.5811 matsuyasteakhouse.com

THE GOLDEN PUB 335 Market St. 201.843.9210 thegoldenpub.com

ROCHELLE PARK

PALMER’S CROSSING 145 Dean Dr. 201.567.4800 palmerscrossing restaurant.com

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CAFFÉ ANELLO 425 Broadway 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com BOP N SUSHI 441 Broadway 201.722.8687 bopnsushi.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE BLUE MOON 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.782.9500 bluemoonmexican café.com

SAL’S GOOD EATS 80 Green St. 201.375.4949 salsgoodeats.com

CASA DEL SOLE 115 Broadway 201.391.5671 casadelsole.biz

WALDWICK

WOOD-RIDGE

ANDREA’S 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurant nj.com

JUSTIN’S 269 Hackensack St. 201.933.4276 justinsristoranteii.com

CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5573 limoncellonj.com MOSHI MOSHI 137 Franklin Tpke. 201.444.1130 sushimoshi.com THE VILLAGE GRILLE 71 Crescent Ave. 201.670.8200 villagegrillewaldwick.com

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 bacarigrill.com DOG HOUSE SALOON & GRILL 270 Pascack Rd. 201.722.1820 LILI’S BISTRO 251 Pascack Rd. 201.664.5454 lilisbistronj.com PHO MIU 255 Pascack Rd. 201.497.3915

WESTWOOD BACI ITALIAN GRILL 36 Jefferson Ave. 201.722.8687 baciwestwood.com

MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. 201.939.2000 martini–grill.com

WYCKOFF 3 CHICAS MEXICAN KITCHEN 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.848.4700 3chicas.com ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com THE BARN ORIGINAL 359 Sicomac Ave. 201.848.0108 thebarnoriginal.com THE BRICK HOUSE 179 Godwin Ave. 201.848.1211 thebrickhousewyckoff. com THE PLUM & THE PEAR 393 Franklin Ave. 201.485.8793 theplumandthepear.com T.S. MA 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com

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FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com


La Lanterna Cafe & Grill in Ridgewood

A TABLE ALFRESCO CLOSTER LOCALE RESTAURANT & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 new.rebeccasedgewater. com

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

SEAK 725 River Rd. #30 201.402.3400 seaknj.com

CRESSKILL

ENGLEWOOD

GRK GRILL 39 Union Ave. 201.399.7670 grkgrillnj.com

EDGEWATER Opposite: Casual Habana Café; This page: La Lanterna Cafe & Grill; Locale Restaurant & Bar

PIER 115 BAR & GRILL 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartsedgewater. com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 45 River Rd. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com ORAMA 595 River Rd. 201.945.2020 orama.com

BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 36 N. Van Brunt St. 201.608.5545 biddyomalleys.com BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexicancafé.com

HAWORTH ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net

HO-HO-KUS ALBERT’S CAFE AMICI 4 Sycamore Ave. 201.389.6377 albertscafeamici.com ALT EATS CAFÉ 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN 1 E. Franklin Tpk. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

SOFIA 36 Engle St. 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com

THE SICILIAN SUN 604 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.3494 siciliansun.com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

MAHWAH

CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net CENTRAL KITCHEN 717 E. Palisade Ave. 201.503.0104 centralkitchennj.com

FAIR LAWN OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com

ROXANNE’S RESTAURANT 150 Franklin Tpk. 201.529.0007 roxannesrestaurant.com

MIDLAND PARK

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

PARK RIDGE

PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercornsparkridge.com

RAMSEY BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 1315 Rte. 17 South 201.962.9099 ramsey.biggiesclambar. com BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net LAKESIDE GRILLE & BAR 105 Lakeside Dr. 201.327.0009 ramseycountryclub.com VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

CHERRY BROOK RESTAURANT & BAR 660 Rivervale Rd. 201.391.2300 rivervalecc.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

SADDLE BROOK THE PLANK PIZZA PARLOR 383 Market St. 201.843.2426 ppcbp.com

VICTORIA’S 336 Queen Anne Rd. 201.801.0888 victorias-cafe.com

TENAFLY SAYOLA RESTAURANT 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurant.com

WESTWOOD BIBI’Z 284 Center Ave. 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com

WYCKOFF CIRCOLO 1809 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 bibizlounge.com SEE HIGHLIGHTED RESTAURANTS’ ADS IN THIS ISSUE.

Locale Restaurant & Bar in Closter

CRAVINGS TAPAS 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com

MONTVALE

LA LANTERNA CAFE & GRILL 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaofridgewood.com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

RIVER VALE

TEANECK

RIDGEWOOD

FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 201.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

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HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

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We love engagement sessions because they help us really get to know our couples. The bride-to-be, Lee Andra Tartaglia, altered and wore her grandmother’s wedding dress, and Jeff Hollis couldn’t keep his eyes off her. Their personalities were more fun than the state fair at the Meadowlands!” —Tony and Olya Yang, I Wanna Marry, iwannamarry.com

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Valley is proud to be a leader in respectfully caring for all of our community Valley Health System has been designated as a 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation‘s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. Valley is only one of 418 healthcare facilities nationwide to receive the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. Recording a perfect score of 100, Valley is proud of its efforts to adopt and implement policies and practices in LGBTQ care. Those efforts include LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in patient-centered care and patient services and support.

As it has been for almost 70 years,Valley is proud to respectfully care for all of our community. For more information, please visit ValleyHealth.com/LGBTQ

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