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CONTENTS Features Exercising Outdoors Beats the Gym | 56

If your workout regime has been a bit lackluster lately, take it outside!

Get Out! | 58 Shopping malls might rule in the Garden State, but there are plenty of places in Bergen (and beyond) to enjoy fresh-air activities and sunshine.

Summer Style | 62 Whatever comes Dad’s way, he’ll exude confidence and look great in the season’s latest fashions.

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Stories to Tell | 72 Investigative reporter Sarah Wallace opens up about her career as a journalist and her life in Bergen County—including the best places to grab a bite.

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When outdoor fun heats up, protect yourself by following tips from two local doctors.

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Island Life | 68 A quest for an island in a slightly too-narrow kitchen inspired a unique solution from one intrepid local designer.

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Departments Local Buzz | 17 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends, heroes and things we love in Bergen County.

Bergen Beauty | 26

Don’t step foot on the beach before you stock up on these summer beauty necessities.

For Men Only | 28

We’ve selected a Father’s Day gift guide full of sharp accessories that Dad will love.

Style Watch | 32

The natural trend is showing that accessories in sand, beige, cream and straw are a musthave of the season.

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Home Front | 36

Forget stainless steel. Add pops of color to your kitchen via funtional necessities.

Talk of the Town | 38

Go West, young man—all the way to Oakland along Bergen County’s border.

Escapes | 74

With 59 national parks just waiting to be explored, why not start planning a family roadtrip ASAP?

Tastes | 76

Entertain your guests outdoors this season. Don’t worry––we’ve got an entire picnic menu that’s sure to please.

Power Food | 82

Cucumber is a low-calorie summer staple that will help keep you hydrated even on the hottest of days.

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Gatherings | 90

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

Restaurant Review | 98

Cinar is the new Turkish delight in Emerson.

A Bergen Moment | 104

An Edgewater photographer captures innocent outdoor play after a Mother’s Day picnic in Englewood. BERGENMAG.COM

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Take it outside! Don’t take offense when we tell you to “Get Out!” No, we haven’t lost our cool; you know exactly what we mean. After the long, wet, gray months we’ve all suffered, our reward has finally arrived. Beautiful June is here, and the warm, sunny days it brings are best savored outside. Plus there are legitimate health benefits to being out in nature. I recently read research from Columbia University that discussed the particles—really negative ions—found in ocean waves, river rapids and waterfalls and how they act as natural antidepressants. Then there’s a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that reported people who walked on an outdoor track moved faster and felt better than those walking on an indoor treadmill. That’s why, starting on page 58, you’ll find three pages devoted to wonderful ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Bergen County— kayaking, fishing, bicycling and more! A fourth page is filled with info on three Shore towns for those looking for adventure beyond Bergen. And there’s more outdoor fun! Turn to page 74, where we hear from Bergenites who sing the praises of five national parks, the country’s treasures from sea to shining sea. There’s no such thing as having too much fun, but being outside does come with certain responsibilities. Check out page 54 for local doctors’ advice on how you can protect yourself from the season’s dangers like the sun, heat and insects. And on page 56, you’ll find tips on staying safe while exercising in nature. Of course, with Father’s Day approaching we can’t forget dads. If you think your pop has everything he needs, check out our gift guide on pages 28–30 for new ideas or flip through our fashion “guide” beginning on page 62 for ways to help him step up his wardrobe. Want another idea to celebrate dad? Host the perfect backyard barbecue for him and the family—find out how on page 76 (recipes included!). Our Summer Issue doesn’t stop there. BERGEN caught up with investigative reporter and Cresskill’s own Sarah Wallace, who runs outdoors every day with her dogs (“Stories to Tell,” page 72), and we spill the contents of our beach bag (“Beauty and the Beach,” page 26) to show you beauty products everyone should be carrying. Enjoy these and all the other articles in this issue. Bring it to the beach or the park, then have some outdoor fun when you’re done reading!

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Dads can be hard to shop for, we know. So this Father’s Day, instead of presenting him with another uninspired tie or grill tool, why not take him out for a memorable afternoon or evening at one of these Bergen establishments? After all, quality time with you is probably what he wants more than anything.

Archery at Targeteers in Saddle Brook. Go for a bullseye together in the air-conditioned archery range at Targeteers, which offers lessons for all ages and open shooting. (Note that equipment is not provided unless you are a taking a lesson.) Or get Dad a gift certificate to use on things like bows and camo clothing in their massive pro shop. 101 Route 46 West, Saddle Brook, 201.843.7788, targeteersarchery.com

Bowling or batting at Humdingers in Paramus. You can really make a day of it at Humdingers, with their 12 bowling lanes, eight batting cages, arcade, Mission Impossible-style lazer maze, board-game table (chess, checkers or backgammon anyone?) and full-service kitchen. The new restaurantentertainment complex is hidden away in the rear of the Berkeley College complex on Midland Avenue in Paramus, but it’s worth seeking out for father-child fun. 64 East Midland Ave., Paramus, 201.701.1900, humdingersnj.com

Playing video games at Gamers Paradise in Rochelle Park or River Vale. With more than 3,000 games, eight 50-inch TVs and sleek gaming chairs, the gaming lounge at Gamers Paradise will entice any gamer guy. Dads and kids can play anything they want, from modern to retro consoles ranging from NES, N64 and Gamecube to Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U. 5 W. Passaic St, Rochelle Park, 201.490.4699 or 663 C Westwood Ave., River Vale, 201.254.7330, gpvideogames.com

Golfing at one of the many public courses in Bergen. Hit the links at one of Bergen’s five public golf courses, where area residents can enjoy an affordable round with their family. Just register for a Bergen County Golf ID card, available at any of the courses: Darlington Golf Course in Mahwah, Orchard Hills Golf Course in Paramus, Overpeck Golf Course in Teaneck, Rockleigh Golf Course in Rockleigh or Valley Brook Golf Course in River Vale (or at the Golf Administration Office located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 401, in Hackensack). 201.336.7280, golfbergencounty.com

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Culinary Corner Use your noodle Don’t debate over dinner plans—enjoy a dining experience along the river! Phorage on the Hudson is now open in Edgewater, offering a taste of Thailand and Vietnam to diners in eastern Bergen County. Their philosophy is to create dishes using green and environmentally sustainable food sources like Old Hook Farms in Emerson. As the name suggests, their menu boasts various versions of pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. Phorage’s signature dish is a selection made with prime angus beef, but just as delicious are the grilled chicken, shrimp and vegetable options. Noodles not enough? Phorage has a full menu of curries, vegetarian, seafood and other meat dishes (lemongrass grilled pork chops, anyone?), many of which are gluten-free. Phorage on the Hudson, 725 River Rd., Edgewater, 201.402.3403; phoragenj.com

Tried and true Just how much does True Food Market promote healthful living? For starters, they have “health elixir” kombucha on tap—but there’s much more! The shelves of this new Westwood organic grocer are stocked with a large selection of locally sourced ingredients, produce, snacks and other food staples. Whole grain, vegan, gluten free? They have it. The market also gives “fast food” a new meaning with their fresh prepared foods that you can eat in the store or on the go. Not sure what to buy? There are plenty of samples that you can try. (They even offer the recipes in case you want to make the dish at home.) They’ll soon boast the same menu that’s available at its sister store in Nyack, N.Y. And back to the kombucha. The fermented tea is here in abundance. Grab a pre-bottled beverage or ask for one from the tap—drink it immediately for a boost or save it for later.

SITTING PRETTY Here’s some great news if you’re thinking about replacing your old sofa: Natuzzi, one of the world’s most respected luxury furniture brands, is now open in Paramus. The 9,000-square-foot store is its largest retail location in the U.S. and features the entire Natuzzi Italia collection of furniture and accessories, including the newly launched motion sofas and dining tables. Paramus is also the first location in the country to display the new merchandising strategy of Natuzzi Italia, including a millennial-inspired line of stylish and affordable products. The lineup features the Urban, a classic motion sofa, and Lira, the dual-motion, mid-century modern recliners. For interior designers, decorators and homeowners in Bergen, it’s like Christmas in June/July! Natuzzi Italia, 776 Route 17 North, Paramus, 201.445.9100; natuzzi.us

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Raising the bar Fans of the former Jersey Boys Grill can rejoice—Section 201 Sports Bar and Grill has taken over the space in New Milford and is offering pub grub favorites and more! The menu runs the gamut, from burgers and ribs to salmon and shrimp. So what’s new? How does more space to watch the big game sound? And there are plenty of TVs—some booths even have a 28-inch screen just for the table. “The food is perfect whether you’re eating with family or you’re there to enjoy the TVs,” says Jorge Garcia, 41, of Dumont. Section 201 Sports Bar, 704 River Rd., New Milford, 201.262.5600

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For your next summer soirée, pretty-up your food with eye-catching edible flowers. Flowers will not only add a nice pop of color to your dish, they’ll add flavor too. Here are some of our favorite edible flowers: NASTURTIUM: The bright and peppery-flavored petals are great in homemade bread. BORAGE: Use these blooms in salad for color and a mild cucumber flavor. PANSY: These mild, colorful flowers (used fresh or candied) make for a pretty garnish on cakes and cupcakes. LAVENDER (PICTURED): Blend into homemade ice cream for a sweet, floral flavor or sprinkle on as a garnish. ELDERFLOWER: These sweet, delicate white flowers are used in liqueur (St. Germain) but also work as a garnish for your favorite floral cocktail.

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Take a hike!

The weather’s nice, and it’s not too hot, so it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the many scenic hiking trails in Bergen County and the surrounding area. Visit the website for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (nynjtc.org) for directions to these nearby parks. For more outdoor fun, see page 58.

Museum in our midst There’s a Bergen gem you may not have unearthed yet—the Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter. The museum was founded by the Closter Lions Club to preserve, house and exhibit the works of Abram Belski, a Scottish sculptor and medical illustrator who lived in Closter for 57 years. The museum exhibits 10 shows each year and admission is free. In June, see the work of seven artists (above is Peggy Dressel’s “Time Out”) who are members of Blackwell Street Center for the Arts in Boonton (several of whom are from Bergen County). The exhibit will include mixed media, watercolor, oil, collage, pastels and photography. An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 4, and hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. 280 High St., Closter, 201.768.0286, belskiemuseum.com

Let there be light When Independence Day rolls around and you’ve finished your hamburgers and hot dogs, stretch out on a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a Fourth of July fireworks display. Many Bergen County towns host all-day celebrations, but the evening light show is always the highlight. Here are some can’t-miss fireworks: Paramus, Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex, Garden State Plaza Parkway, July 2. Admission: Free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m. Information: paramus4thofjuly.com East Rutherford, Meadowlands State Fair, July 3–4. Admission: $11 for adults, includes daily fair shows and fireworks at 11 p.m. each night. Information: njfair.com Ridgewood, Veterans Field, 131 N. Maple Ave., July 4. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks will begin shortly after 9 p.m. Information: ridgewoodjuly4.net Hackensack, Foschini Park, 278 River St., July 4. Admission: Free. Park is open all day, and fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Information: hackensack.org Leonia, Overpeck Park, 50 Fort Lee Rd., July 4. Admission: Free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks will begin at dusk. Information: co.nj. bergen.us

Celery Farm The 107-acre freshwater wetland is located in the heart of Allendale and is known for its wildlife—more than 240 bird species have been spotted here, and 50 are known to breed in the land. Easy walking trails weave through tall marsh plants and cattails and alongside Phair’s Pond. Hudson Palisades The Palisades Interstate Park offers hikers about 30 miles of trails ranging from easy riverside strolls to challenging rocky climbs. The Short Trail takes hikers along the banks of the Hudson River just north of the George Washington Bridge and is considered an easy to moderate hike. Ramapo Valley County Reservation Hike the moderate to strenuous Vista Loop Trail in this 4,000-acre reservation for three panoramic viewpoints that look out over Bergen County and the New York City skyline. The trail was blazed last summer by volunteers from the NYNJTC. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center The 150-acre preserve in Englewood features 3.6 miles of trails for easy-to-moderate hiking, trail running and birdwatching. The network of self-guided trails meanders through the woods and leads to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond, wildflower meadows and quarry cliffs. Ringwood State Park This park in the Ramapo Mountains just west of Bergen in Passaic County boasts 5,000 acres of land, and a 9.5-mile hiking trail offers views of New York City from Ilgenstein Rock and the Wanaque Reservoir from Erskine Lookout. Before or after your hike, check out the New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands Manor.

Cool idea

Who screams for ice cream? You will the next time a sultry day has you sweating from head to toe. Luckily Bergen County is home to several ice cream parlors that not only help you beat the heat but are great places for friends and family to gather for afternoon fun. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to visit these shops. Bischoff’s, 468 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, 201.836.0333. This family-operated parlor has been open since 1934, serving traditional flavors and seasonal favorites. Try this: Bischoff’s Surprise. Conrad’s, 107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.664.2895. Family-owned since 1928, Conrad’s uses time-honored techniques and highest-quality ingredients to make its oldfashioned ice cream. Try this: Sea Turtle ice cream. Iscreamery, 135 Broadway, Hillsdale, 201.383.0818. From ice cream cakes to frozen yogurt parfaits, this shop is a favorite among locals. Try this: Mint chocolate chip Oreo ice cream sandwich. Van Dyk’s, 145 Ackerman Ave., Ridgewood, 201.444.1429. Known for their big scoops and unique flavors, Van Dyk’s is a summer staple for residents in the northwestern part of Bergen County. Try this: Cappuccino Oreo ice cream.

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Let ASID update your space You wouldn’t dare wear clothes from 1995, so why would you let your home become outdated? The professionals at Midland Park-based New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) want to help homeowners turn drab spaces into fab and offer tips to update a room without breaking the bank. Running through June, “Design Experience…Impacting Lives Through Professional Interior Design” matches clients with an ASID pro, who’ll work some magic. Here’s how: Homeowners who sign up at the ASID website will be paired with an interior designer and schedule an in-home (or business) consultation. Once on site, the designers will assess and offer consumers design advice, from repainting walls and replacing carpets to knocking down walls and rebuilding fireplaces. The design advice is intended to improve aesthetics and boost home values. Each session is $250 an hour (available at either one or two hours). Money raised through this program will benefit future ASID progams. Think you’re ready for a change? Check out nj.asid.org for more details.

Play ball!

KUDOS

Oradell’s Drew Peterson won the 2017 American Pianists Awards’ top honor—a Christel DeHaan Fellowship and $50,000 cash prize. The 23-yearold, a master’s degree candidate at the Juilliard School, earned the recognition after two days of “Gala Finals,” in which Peterson and four other competitors performed a major concerto. On the second night, he performed a two-movement Beethoven sonata (No. 22 in F major, op. 54), and teamed with the Pacifica Quartet to play Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. Hackensack teenager and piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker is currently enjoying the critical acclaim of his debut album, Outta the Box, which was released in March. He’s also enjoying being compared with legendary artist Stevie Wonder. Why the comparisons? Although the 15-year-old is blind, like Wonder, he has already toured Asia and Europe, secured endorsement deals with major keyboard manufacturers and played renowned venues like the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall. And he’s not stopping there. Whitaker’s spent the last two years as the organist at the New Hope Baptist Church in his hometown. Actor and Wood-Ridge native Alex Boniello recently portrayed Elvis Presley in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Million Dollar Quartet. Boniello, 26, has enjoyed a successful TV, film and stage career, highlighted by his Broadway breakthrough role in the 2015 revival of Spring Awakening. He’s also landed roles in the national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, Brooklynite and I Am Harvey Milk.

Football might be America’s most popular sport, but baseball will always be our pastime. And Bergen County loves its boys (and girls) of summer— youngsters learning at the tee-ball level, those currently striving to make it to the pros, and the lucky and talented who lived the dream of playing Major League Baseball. We’re keeping close tabs on Old Tappan native Rob Segedin, 28, who has split time this spring with the Los Angeles Dodgers and their minor league affiliate in Oklahoma City. Segedin, a first baseman, made his MLB debut in 2016, playing in 40 games while smacking two homers and 12 runs batted in. At press time, he was on the disabled list nursing a thumb injury. Also on the radar is Englewood Cliffs native Rob Kaminsky, who was the first Bergen resident ever drafted straight out of high school (St. Louis nabbed him with a first-round pick in 2013). The 22-year-old pitcher is now on the double-A level in the Cleveland Indians organization. And then there’s former Rutherford High School star Vin Mazzaro. He picked up a win as a member of the San Francisco Giants last year and has 24 victories over his eight-year career. Mazzaro was unsigned at press time. If you’re a fan of baggy knickerbockers and stirrups from baseball’s olden days, be sure to check out Historic New Bridge Landing’s Vintage Baseball double-header from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8. The games, presented by the Bergen County Historical Society, will pit the Flemington Neshanock against the New York Mutuals. All players and umpires will don uniforms and use equipment from baseball’s early days. Swing by bergencountyhistory.org for more details.

DID YOU KNOW? Major League Baseball player Jason Heyward, who won the World Series as a member of the Chicago Cubs last year, grew up in Georgia but was born in Ridgewood in 1989. BERGENMAG.COM

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FRED C. HIRSCH

From Tragedy to Action After the sudden death of his son from a heart condition, one local man works tirelessly to prevent other young people from suffering the same fate.

Fashion show benefits AWCA

The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack hosted a Mother’s Day Fashion Show fundraiser to benefit the Asian Women’s Christian Association (AWCA) at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The attendees enjoyed a spring trend show styled by Felicia Marie Geller, featuring looks from Bloomingdale’s, Brooks Brothers, Tory Burch, OMEGA and Lee Perla. Guests also enjoyed a three-course lunch, silent auction and, of course, shopping.

The Shannon Rose donates to AHA The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, with locations in Ramsey and Clifton, recently donated $500 to the American Heart Association (AHA). The money was collected during the restaurant’s American Heart Month fundraising campaign. During the program, the pub donated $1 to the AHA for every Fishbowl cocktail it sold as well as $1 from every item sold from its Valentine’s Day menu. The donation will support the AHA’s mission to fight heart disease and strokes through funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Above, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub’s Director of Operations Regan DeBenedetto (right), presents the donation to Tricia Paolucci, regional director, Northern New Jersey for the American Heart Association. For more charitable donations and fundraisers, see Gatherings on page 90.

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Gregory Hirsch

Gregory Hirsch was a healthy, active young man when he suddenly died in his sleep just a week shy of his 30th birthday. Turns out that Gregory suffered from an undetected heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a thickening of the heart muscle that is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults. “My son was healthy, he never had any problems,” says his dad, Fred C. Hirsch, of Lodi (previously of Fair Lawn), who owns Comfort Guard Contracting in Lodi. “Then one morning, his mother called me and said he had passed away. It took me a couple of years, but in 2004 I connected with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), and we started The Gregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation for pediatric heart care and research. And in the 13 years we’ve been doing this, we’ve raised close to $2 million.” The foundation helps support the work of Robert Tozzi, M.D., of Ridgewood, director of the Gregory M. Hirsch Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HUMC. “We fund research projects, we buy equipment for them, we fund a conference every other year where doctors from all over the country come to speak,” says Hirsch. The wing was named after Gregory in 2010, which made Hirsch feel good: “It shows we accomplished what we started out to do, which is prevent sudden cardiac death in children and young adults.” Another important part of Hirsch’s vision for the foundation was to screen high school freshmen across Bergen County, which they started about seven years ago. Since then, they’ve screened close to 2,000 students and of those, 60 to 70 students have been found to have heart abnormalities that would require follow up with a pediatric cardiologist. BERGENMAG.COM

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“When I first started this foundation, I said if we could save one life, I would be thrilled. But potentially saving 60 or 70 lives goes way over what my expectations were,” he says. Hirsch was also instrumental in getting the first week in May designated as “Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week” by a joint resolution of both houses of the New Jersey legislature in 2010, to promote statewide awareness of the condition, which is usually genetic. The foundation holds two main fundraisers each year, a gala event in May, which took place May 3 at The Venetian in Garfield (see photos on page 90), and a beefsteak dinner in November. In addition to the larger programs funded by the foundation, they also give financial support to families to attend educational conferences and defray the high cost of genetic testing. Hirsch’s next goal is to outfit a bus with five screening stations so they can screen four times as many students as they can when they visit a school with a traditional mobile unit. “I still get emotional, and Gregory has been gone 16 years,” says Hirsch. “But we are proud that we’ve been able to spread awareness, touch the lives of people with the disease and honor people who are supporting the work that we do.” —Marisa Sandora

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Beauty and the Beach Bergenites tell us what essentials they keep in their bags. RODAN + FIELDS ESSENTIALS BODY SUNSCREEN “Unlike many sunscreens, this one is non-greasy and contains vitamin C, vitamin E and dimethicone, which protects your skin’s delicate natural moisture barrier and safeguards it against the elements. I always feel safe when using this product, and my skin always feels moisturized.”

—Ilene Vaughan, River Vale

GUINOT HUILE MIRIFIC DRY OIL

“I’ll admit that I was a lotion lover, but tried a dry oil on a trip abroad and was hooked. So after a day of sun and surf, I spray on this dry oil, which not only is immediately absorbed into my skin but leaves a satin finish that makes it look supple. Plus the subtle floral fragrance— passion fruit flower and orange blossom—is lovely.” —Rita Guarna, editor in chief of BERGEN, Montvale

GET MOXIFIED BEACH BOUND SALT SPRAY

“This salt-infused spray is ideal for creating volume and texture plus it works well on both damp and dry hair. You can spray it in your hair before a blowout for natural-looking beachy waves or you can spray it in while your hair is already dry to enhance the waves you already have.” —Lisa Sigona, owner of Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar, Montvale

OMOROVICZA QUEEN OF HUNGARY MIST

“It’s the perfect product to spritz on throughout the day because it keeps my skin hydrated and refreshed, even over makeup. Made of orange blossom, rose and sage waters, it purifies and restores suppleness to my skin, while providing a relaxing, aromatic scent. I love using it as a pick-me-up to beat the heat!” —Yvonne Marki, Harrington Park

BURT’S BEES FACIAL CLEANSING TOWELETTES

“I’ll use these facial cleansing towelettes periodically throughout the day at the beach to remove salt, sweat and old suntan lotion from my face before I reapply lotion. An added bonus: These towelettes are infused with white tea extract, and cucumber and aloe to soothe your skin and decrease inflammation from the sun.” —Danielle Gallo, Oakland

DID YOU KNOW? Many dermatologists don’t recommend spray sunscreen because “you’re unlikely to get a thorough application,” warns Michael Wiederkehr, M.D., of Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Paramus. “If a child says spray or nothing, of course use a spray, but a lotion is safer because you can get a good application.” BERGENMAG.COM

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GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD The man in your life will be grateful when he unwraps one or more of these wardrobe “essentials” on Father’s Day.

Clockwise from top left, cigar cutter by F. Hammann, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; colognes by Nasomatto and Orto Parisi, luckyscent. com; leather wallet by F. Hammann, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; no-show socks by Marcoliani, Allen Edmonds, Paramus, 201.843.7646; ties by Ermenegildo Zegna, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920.

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Clockwise, from top left, pocket squares by Calabrese, nomanwalksalone.com; bracelets by Megan Spivey, cufflinks.com; leather belt by Anderson’s, Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000; boxer briefs by SAXX, Sal Lauretta, Midland Park, 201.444.1666; maroon socks by Marcoliani, Allen Edmonds, Paramus, 201.843.7646; geode boutonniere by Megan Spivey, cufflinks.com.

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It’s What WE DO for the People We CARE FOR That’s how we EXCEL. How do you EXCEL? For Chris, Summer, and Slater it was through determination. The Neborsky family shares something else in common other than their last name. It’s having the word “ACTIVE” in every aspect of their lives. Chris is a lifetime surfer, skateboarder, and has trained for and competed in an Ironman triathlon. At the age of 49, he remains as active as ever. For this family, the apple definitely does not fall far from the tree. Summer was a track star in high school and continues to compete in marathons regularly; while Slater, now living in Hawaii, surfs daily and spends most of his free time being active in the water. The other thing this family has in common is choosing EXCEL as their physical therapy provider. Their determination, along with the type of care that only EXCEL can provide, has helped them recover from injuries and surgeries throughout the years in order to get back to their active lifestyles.

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JOHN HARDY DOT CUFF IN TURQUOISE ENAMEL Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920

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KENDRA SCOTT ‘SHELLI’ WRIST CUFF Pink Bungalow, Ridgewood, 201.444.2918

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HOUZER PORCELA SINGLE BOWL KITCHEN SINK Yudin’s Appliances, Wyckoff, 201.891.3111

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HOUSING COSTS The median home value in Oakland is currently $447,700—up 3.6 percent over last year and predicted to rise 3.5 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

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Go West, young man. All the way to this borough along Bergen’s border. Once named a “Best Place to Live for Young Families,” this woodsy, quiet borough along Bergen County’s western edge boasts affordable homes, top-tier schools and a low crime rate, making it a good choice for those looking to put down roots in the area. Originally home to the Minsi Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe, who hunted in the woods and fished from the “Ramapaugh” or “river of many ponds,” Dutch settlers came to the area in the late 1600s and named their settlement “De Panne” or “The Ponds.” Throughout the 18th century, Oakland was a farming and lumbering community with many mills powered by the Ramapo River and numerous streams. During the Revolutionary War, troops moved along Ramapo Valley Road and the hidden Cannon Ball Road (now a popular hiking trail called the Cannonball Trail). The New Jersey Midland Railroad arrived in 1869, leading to increased development, and in 1870 the name was changed to Oakland. There are three elementary schools and one middle school

in the Oakland public school system, with high schoolers given the choice of attending one of two highly-ranked schools, Indian Hills in Oakland or Ramapo in Franklin Lakes. Private schools include Barnstable Academy, a college prep school for students in grades 5-12, The New Jersey Japanese School (primarily for Japanese expatriates who plan to return to Japan) and the Gerrard Berman Day School, a Jewish day school for students in preschool through 8th grade. Although there’s not a walkable downtown area, many strip malls, including the Copper Tree Mall, are centered along Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202). Willowbrook Mall in Wayne and Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus are a short drive away. Residents enjoy easy access to routes 208 and 287, making commuting by car a breeze. There’s no train to New York, although there’s bus service on NJ Transit and Coach USA’s ShortLine Bus.

FUN FACTS n The former site of Pleasureland Pools and the FRG Sports Complex has been converted to a 40-acre public park named Great Oak Park where residents enjoy hiking, fishing and picnicking. Plans are underway to add a great lawn, a band shell, a dog park and a skate park. n Oakland is one of the county’s four Motor Vehicle Commission locations. Drivers line up at the MVC in the Copper Tree Mall. n The Van Allen House was built in 1748 and was a stop for George Washington and his troops in 1777. n Commuter train service ended in 1966, but a freight rail line still runs through the borough.

LOCALS LOVE nH  iking in the Ramapo Mountain State Forest n Striking up some fun at Holiday Bowl n Cosmetic miracle worker H. William Song, M.D., at Omni Aesthetics

DINING Fans of Italian food have a lot of great choices in Oakland. Locals love Portobello, the Oakland institution that moved to its current villa-like location in 2008, Cenzino, where black-tie clad waiters dish out upscale regional fare, and Café L’Amore, a cozy BYOB that’s known for its pasta and brick oven pizza. Excellent sushi and sashimi can be found at Yumi Japanese Restaurant, and for the quintessential Jersey diner experience, head to Oakland Diner for good food, huge portions and eclectic decor (think vintage signs, lights and murals).

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME Approximately $109,258, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

DID YOU KNOW? The Oakland Giant Farmers Market, an indoor year-round market in the Copper Tree Mall, is known for its great prices and large selection of produce. Locals also rave about the meat, seafood and fresh flowers. BERGENMAG.COM

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The Future of Aesthetics in Oakland NJ OUR SCHOOL THINKS ABOUT EDUCATION. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SUMMER PROGRAM.

Barnstable Academy is a college-prep private school that offers individualized attention and specialized learning programs for bright and diverse learners in a safe, nurturing environment for students in grades 5-12.

Barnstable Academy 201-651-0200 8 Wright Way, Oakland, NJ BarnstableAcademy.com

Oakland is home to Omni Aesthetics where clients from around the country come to receive the most innovative cosmetic medicine treatments. Dr. H. William Song is best known for his expertise in the use of the patients’ own platelet rich plasma and stem cells to help them look decades younger without surgery. Physicians from around the world travel to Oakland to learn about these unique treatments and techniques from Dr. Song. The Oakland clinic is a training center for clinicians who come to learn how to safely and artistically administer popular treatments like Botox and fillers, as well as cutting edge treatments like PRP and laser body contouring. The staff of Omni Aesthetics includes highly trained estheticians, nurses, electrologists and technicians with many years of experience comprising an incredible team of professionals dedicated to delivering the astonishing results for which Omni Aesthetics is famous.

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Take the Party Outside Ask us about our complete line of custom stationary awnings. Call 201.995.9225 or visit awningfx.com PROUD SUPPLIER OF SUN KING SHADING PRODUCTS

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{ HEALTH NEWS } FIB NO MORE

Turns out those harmless little white lies might not be so harmless. Scientists studying brain scans of the amygdala, the region of the brain that responds to unpleasant emotions, found that the area became desensitized with each successive fib. Researchers theorize that the more we lie, the less the brain responds, priming people to tell whoppers with ease. —Nature Neuroscience

DRESS WITH CARE

1 IN 3

Time to banish the blue cheese and instead grab the vinegar when dressing your greens. A recent study found that people with type2 diabetes had lower blood sugar levels if they consumed about 2 tablespoons of vinegar right before they ate a high-carb meal. —Arizona State University

The number of kids in the U.S. ages 2 to 19 who eat fast food daily. —Centers for Disease Control

23,000

The number of emergency room visits each year caused by the adverse health effects of dietary supplements. —New England Journal of Medicine

7 TO 9 The number of hours of daily sleep recommended for adults ages 26 to 64. —National Sleep Foundation

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? Whatever it is, eat up. Research shows that folks who skip breakfast are 30 percent more likely to be obese.

—American Heart Association

WANDERING MINDS The next time someone suggests that you should stop daydreaming, ignore him or her. Research shows that letting your mind wander during the workday may actually boost your onthe-job performance. Apparently, this “rest” allows you to tackle challenging tasks more effectively. —The Journal of Neuroscience

DODGING DEMENTIA

Dementia is declining: some 8.8 percent of adults older than age 65 have it, but that’s a decrease from 11.1 percent in 2000. Researchers posit that the good news is the result of people’s improved heart health. In addition, there’s been an increase in average education levels, and studies suggest that education might help protect against the disease. —JAMA

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TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES!

Walking barefoot minimizes the pressure on your knees by as much as 12 percent, which is great news for the 27 million older Americans who have osteoarthritis.

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—Rush Medical College, Chicago

“Joint pain in the lower extremities can prevent seniors from jogging or walking for exercise. Low-impact exercises such as swimming or the use of a stationary bike can burn fat and maintain cardiovascular health without causing discomfort.” —Wayne Berberian, M.D., chief, Foot and Ankle Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center

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FINANCIAL

INSTITUTION SHOWC ASE

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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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 northern New Jersey towns for over 30 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 given more than $9.3 million to not-for-profit, 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

PAUL VAN OSTENBRIDGE President and CEO of ASB

New Jersey for the past two years. 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 and Apple Pay. Further, business customers can expect to take advantage of commercial loans with localized decisionmaking and 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!

ASBnow.com (201) 444-7100   

Locations in Bergen, Morris and Passaic Counties

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Our dedication to the community runs deep. Through our unique Tithing Program, you can be assured that organizations in your town benefit directly. With us, you get more than the personalized service, advanced technology and customized solutions that you’d expect – 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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Home Equity Line Of Credit SMALL ENOUGH

TO KNOW YOU, STRONG ENOUGH TO SERVE YOU WELL!

FOR OVER 120 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 JOSEPH COCCARO so banking on the go is as easy as coming in and speaking with one of President and CEO our employees face to face. In 2017, we will be working to make our account opening process easier, quicker and more convenient for you, whether that be in one of our branches or from the convenience of For us, the formula is simple. A true community bank is not your own home. With secure banking right at your fingertips, we’re just one that is in your community, but one that makes sure that the making it even easier to take advantage of Bogota Savings Bank’s community around them is better for us having been here. Our time consistently lower loan rates, higher deposit rates and lower fees than and resources are invested in local area programs such as 200 Club of other banks. Want to open a deposit account or apply for a new loan Bergen County, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Children’s Aid & from the comfort of your own home? Online and Mobile Banking Family Services, Family Promise of Bergen County, Holy Name Medical have you covered. Visitway our website to apply 24/7 Center, Center For Food Action, as well as providing local students Partnering with the Allpoint ATM Network is another Bogota with scholarships to further their education. Savings Bank is making it easier to access your money anywhere or contact our experienced We are proud of our long history, and while our legendary you go, surcharge free. Simply find the closest of the over 55,000 loan officers today! customer service has remained a constant for over 120 years, our Allpoint ATMs, online or on the mobile app, and enjoy a surcharge products and services will continue to evolve so that we can always free experience time20-Year after time. In 2017, we will be looking for new (201) 862-8626 Ext. 1124 provide our community what they need. For Bogota Savings Bank, innovative ways to continue heading in the right direction, and make Revolving Term www.BogotaSavingsBank.com it’s all about listening, understanding and delivering. That’s what sure our customers are at the forefront of the latest and greatest sets us apart. technologies banks offer today.

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*Start rate of 3.25% 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 owneroccupied dwelling in many NJ counties. Rate valid as of May 1, 2017. 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.

(201) 862-8631

www.BogotaSavingsBank.com

60 East Main Street, Bogota

819 Teaneck Road, Teaneck

Open 7 Days A Week

201.862.0660 B O G O TA S AV I N G S B A N K . C O M

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*Start rate of 3.25% 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 owneroccupied dwelling in many NJ counties. Rate valid as of May 1, 2017. 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.

(201) 862-8631

www.BogotaSavingsBank.com

60 East Main Street, Bogota

819 Teaneck Road, Teaneck

Open 7 Days A Week

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BANK & FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SHOWCASE

COMMUNITY BANKERS WHO ARE COMMUNITY DRIVEN AWARD WINNING RELATIONSHIP BANKING through exceptional service, innovative products and outstanding community service. Since its founding over 75 years ago, Boiling Springs Savings Bank has taken its responsibility to the community and to its customers close to heart. The Bank takes pride in its deep commitment to local non-profit organizations helping to enhance the quality of life in the communities served. Boiling Springs demonstrates the same values on the lending side by offering mortgage programs that support surrounding communities by building vibrant neighborhoods through home ownership. “The key objective is to create economically sound regions by encouraging customers to establish a foothold in the community, find good jobs and build well-lived, happy lives,” explains Ken Emerson, Boiling Springs Chief Operating Officer. “Home ownership is currently at a low level. We want to motivate our constituents to revitalize our communities through pride of ownership.” The Community Mortgage Program offers special incentives and a discounted rate that makes housing more affordable. Customers interested in purchasing or refinancing a property have the opportunity to develop roots and a sense of belonging. Community Mortgage features include: • Properties must be located in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex or Hudson counties • Properties must be in a low or moderate census tract as determined by FFIEC.gov OR the combined family income is at or below income levels as listed on our website at www.bssbank.com/en/loans/mortgages

KENNETH EMERSON Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Strategy Officer

The Beginner Buyers Mortgage Program aims to assist and encourage home ownership for those who haven’t owned a home in the past three years. Particularly with rental rates skyrocketing, it can actually be more affordable to buy. This program incentivizes people to reconsider home ownership and in turn create thriving communities. Beginner Buyers Mortgage features include: • Fixed and adjustable products available • Properties must be located in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex or Hudson counties • Available for buying owner-occupied, primary residence, 1-2 family homes Embarking on the home-buying process can be an exciting but challenging experience. Our lending specialists are committed to helping every step of the way in making the journey toward home ownership a reality.

BOILING SPRINGS SAVINGS BANK 201.939.5000 BSSBANK.COM

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Loan programs to get you moving.

Beginner Buyers Mortgage

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Any Mortgage Loan Product 1

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At Boiling Springs Savings Bank, we’re committed to making a positive impact on local neighborhoods and helping residents obtain home loans. Our Beginner Buyers and Community Mortgages offer discounted rates for properties in North Jersey. • Fixed and adjustable rate options • For properties in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex or Hudson counties • Owner-occupied, primary residence, 1-2 family homes

Call our lenders today at (201) 507-3200 to find the mortgage that’s right for you.

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Member FDIC

*Other restrictions may apply. Other rates and terms available. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offers are subject to credit approval. 1 To receive .125% off on any of our Mortgage Loan Products, you must meet all eligibility requirements. Available for loans up to $450,000 on 1-2 family owner-occupied dwellings within our lending area only. The borrower must NOT have owned a home in the past 3 years. 2 To receive .25% off on any of our Mortgage Loan Products, you must meet all eligibility requirements. Available for loans up to $450,000 on 1-2 family owner-occupied dwellings within our lending area only. Properties must be in a low or moderate census tract as determined by FFIEC.gov OR the combined family income is at or below the following income levels: Bergen $67,100, Essex $65,700, Hudson $64,300, Morris $65,700, Passaic $67,100.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIC KOHLMEIER FOR ACHIEVING THE 2017 PREMIER ADVISOR DESIGNATION IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE that I announce that Eric Kohlmeier, Senior Financial Advisor, has once again earned the distinction of Premier Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism. STEVEN E. SCHOFIELD Regional Brokerage Manager, Senior Vice President Wealth Brokerage Services 461 From Road, Suite 235, Paramus, NJ 07652 Investment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. [CAR-0317-04701]

ERIC L. KOHLMEIER

Senior Financial Advisor

AS YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR with 31 years of experience, it is my commitment to develop our relationship and play a key role in helping you achieve your personal and financial goals. Clients often seek our advice on financial matters that go beyond the scope of their investment portfolios and we welcome it. Working closely with Marketing Client Associates, Mandy Gerstein and Lauren Kunz, we are committed to improving the lives of others. We strive to provide our clients with premier services and robust tools to help them reach a comfort level in the pursuit of financial security. Together, our mission is building long term relationships based on trust and providing sound professional advice and superior service. We are fully invested in you.

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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 Investment and Insurance Products:

u NOT FDIC Insured

u NO Bank Guarantee

u MAY Lose Value

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BANK & FINANCIAL INSTITUTION SHOWCASE AG & Associates

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. GREGORY AMERKANIAN, CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC® Senior Vice President - Wealth Management Wealth Management Advisor Portfolio Manager, PIA Program MICHAEL C. GOGLIORMELLA Vice President - Senior Financial Advisor 2200 FLETCHER AVENUE, 4TH FLOOR FT. LEE, NJ 07024 (201) 592-3847 Gregory_J_Amerkanian@ml.com Michael_Gogliormella@ml.com fa.ml.com/AG.Associates

MONEY SENSE

Passing on the Values Behind Your Success: Ethical Wills BY AMANDA N. ROSS, DIRECTOR, PERSONAL RETIREMENT STRATEGY AND SOLUTIONS AT MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT

THE DYNAMICS of wealth planning and decision-making for parents may seem a bit complicated and challenging. Once you start thinking about your legacy and how you envision it taking shape, you may find yourself asking a number of financial questions, such as: How much money am I going to leave my children? Do I include extended family? Who will steer the family business? There is another crucial aspect of legacy that’s often overlooked: the values behind your success. Seventy-four percent of parents say values and life lessons are most important to pass on to the next generation. Sharing the values that shaped your success with your family helps ensure they appreciate your hard work and understand how much it means to you, and can have an impact on future generations. Consider implementing an ethical will to complement estate planning. An ethical will is a document, usually one or two pages, mentioning the values that helped shape your success. It is usually an end-of-life summary that is used in conjunction with documents that determine how your assets will be distributed. Some families write them together during family gatherings, gathering different insights and learning lessons from each other. An ethical will may mention your vision and wishes for your family and generations to come, encouraging them to make a difference, and to value your legacy. Some ethical wills offer rich insights and are highly descriptive, mentioning major life events and how they came about in shaping personal goals, beliefs and values. Ethical wills don’t have a legal standing, but they do help pass on important life lessons, providing your family with a clear sense of your personal values. It also helps avoid any discussions or misunderstandings regarding money matters, considering it complements estate planning and can also be used to improve communication among family members; helping explain why your plan was set up a certain way.

1. Americans’ Perspectives on New Retirement Realities and the Longevity Bonus—a Merrill Lynch retirement study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, 2013 • For more information, contact Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor, Gregory Amerkanian, CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC®, of the Fort Lee, New Jersey office at 201.592.3847 or Gregory_j_amerkanian@ml.com. • 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 with 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 (“MLPF&S”) and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). • “Merrill Lynch” refers to any company in the Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., group of companies, which are wholly owned by Bank of America Corporation.

Investment Products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR CLOSING COSTS BY CHRISTOPHER ALFARANO, VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF LENDING OFFICER FOR VISIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION • Flood determination • Appraisal These are nonrefundable third party fees collected at the time of application in most cases. The larger expenses come into play at the closing table. These expenses include fees for: • Attorneys for the lender and borrower • Lender and owners title insurance policies • Deed and mortgage filing fees to the applicable county • Initial escrow deposit Borrowers that are establishing an escrow account for taxes and insurance should be prepared to fund their escrow account with up to 12 months of tax and insurance payments. Closing costs not including escrow total about 4 percent of the purchase price or refinanced mortgage amount. Of course, you can skip closing costs altogether with products like the No Problem Mortgage and No Problem Refi from Visions Federal Credit Union. See the current low rates and learn more at visionsfcu.org/NoProblem

ADDITIONAL FUNDS to cover closing costs can be easily overlooked, but they’re no small matter when finalizing a home purchase. Closing costs can range from 5 to 7 percent of the total purchase price. On a home purchase of $200,000, a borrower may need as much as $14,000 to cover closing costs. What are closing costs? The initial expenses include fees for the: • Application • Credit report

VISIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 800.242.2120 | VISIONSFCU.ORG

ONLY 3% DOWN NO CLOSING COSTS LOW 3.875% APR*

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Federally insured by NCUA. * APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Credit union membership required with a $25 minimum deposit. Promotion valid on the 15/15 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) product only. New purchase or refinance of non-Visions debt. Oneto four-family, owner-occupied, primary residence only. Maximum mortgage dollar amount funded is based on region. Estimated savings of closing costs, which varies by geographic market and property, would be at least $3,370, including, but not limited to, the following costs: appraisal, flood determination, application fee, credit report, lender attorney fees, recording fee, title insurance, and mortgage tax. Borrowers are responsible for initial escrow setup, interim interest, owner’s title insurance, tax service fee, borrower’s attorney fees, survey, and private mortgage insurance, if applicable. Monthly payment would be $470.43 on a $100,000 mortgage at 3.875% APR with a 30-year term. Payment example does not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. Submit applications by Oct. 31, 2017.

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Where can a family like mine turn? You have worked hard to achieve the success most people only dream about. Now you need to optimize your most valuable limited asset—time, empowering you to work towards reaching your financial goals. Creating a wealth management plan often falls to the sidelines, potentially adding anxiety and stress to your life. Imagine going through a process where you will feel heard and understood by a dedicated professional looking out for your best interest and goals. The result is a custom financial plan that can help bring you confidence while dealing with life’s complexities. “Working together I will help you make informed decisions so you can feel confident in your choices.” says Deborah Richin, CFP®. This approach to wealth management leverages time and can help reduce stress. Having a financial plan in place that is implemented, monitored and updated on a regular basis can help you achieve what is most important to them. Having a plan enables hardworking professionals to focus on activities they truly enjoy. Call today and invest a few hours of your valuable time to go through Deborah’s complimentary 90-minute discovery session and explore if it makes sense to work together.

Deborah A. Richin, CFP® Vice President– Wealth Management Senior Portfolio Manager 201-441-4091 844-831-0227

UBS Financial Services Inc. 61 South Paramus Road, 4th Floor Mack Center IV Paramus, NJ 07652

ubs.com/fa/deborahrichin

Are you receiving the advice for the life you want to live? Achieve life goals

In this challenging and ever-changing environment, thinking intelligently about your wealth and taxes is increasingly important. We understand you have many options when choosing a wealth advisor and recognize this decision will impact you and your family for years to come. Take advantage of our complimentary Second Opinion Service. Let’s explore the idea of working together. Wealth preservation— Is your investment strategy designed to help you achieve your goals? Wealth enhancement— Is mitigating income, estate, and/or capital gains tax important to you? Philanthropy—Are your charitable contributions having the impact you desire? Deborah A. Richin, CFP® Vice President–Wealth Management Senior Portfolio Manager

Advice—Do your advisors collaborate as a team to help you make informed decisions? Life—Are you facing a life transition? How will you navigate the uncertainty? Legacy—What do you want your legacy to be?

Neither UBS Financial Services Inc. nor any of its employees provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your personal tax or legal advisor regarding your personal circumstances. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and Certified finanCial Planner™ in the U.S In providing wealth management services to clients, we offer both investment advisory and brokerage services, which are separate and distinct and differ in material ways. For information, including the different laws and contracts that govern, visit ubs.com/workingwithus. © UBS 2017. All rights reserved. UBS Financial Services Inc. is a subsidiary of UBS AG. Member FINRA/SIPC. EXC_0118_Richin.3 IS1702307

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BEST TIPS

FOR A SAFE SUMMER When outdoor fun heats up, protect yourself by following these tips from two local doctors.

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Summertime and the living is … hot. Sunburned. Itchy. Without taking some precautions while you’re outside having fun, summer can end up being a real pain. These tips will help you protect yourself and your loved ones to make 2017 your most enjoyable summer yet.

BE SKIN-SAFE IN THE SUN

Most people understand that getting a sunburn isn’t good for them. But many don’t think about how today’s “glow” could have repercussions several years from now. “Getting that suntan today can increase your risk of skin cancer later,” says Michael Wiederkehr, M.D., of the Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Paramus. “If you play now, you might pay later.” Dr. Wiederkehr recommends that people of all ages take precautions by slathering on a thick coating of broadspectrum sunscreen with an SPF, or sun protection factor, of at least 45. He added that people should be vigilant about reapplying sunscreen and seek additional ways to protect themselves from the sun’s rays. “You should reapply at least every two to three hours and after being in water, sweating or toweling off,” says Dr. Wiederkehr, “and to be safe, cover up. Wear a shirt, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. The more areas that are covered, the healthier it is for your skin.” Also smart? Seeking shade, especially during midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

KEEP PAINFUL—AND POTENTIALLY SERIOUS— STINGS AT BAY

Enjoying your backyard during beautiful summer days is great—until you get a painful bee, yellow jacket or hornet sting. And if someone has an allergy to that sting, it can be life-threatening. Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. So how can you protect yourself and ensure that these pesky stingers won’t ruin your next backyard barbecue? Seal all cracks and crevices. Stinging insects often build their nests inside small spaces. Also watch under the deck and

eaves and behind porch lights. Keep food covered. Stinging insects are attracted to exposed food and open drinks. Cover all food and drinks when outside and keep tight-fitting lids on garbage cans. Avoid wearing sweet-smelling fragrances, which stinging insects are attracted to. Also choose unscented shampoo, hairspray, lotion and sunscreen. Avoid floral prints, which can attract stinging insects, and wear close-toed shoes, as some insects nest in grass. If someone does get stung, watch for an allergic reaction. “Call 911 if there is difficulty breathing; swelling of lips, tongue, eyelids or throat; dizziness, faintness or confusion; hives; nausea or vomiting,” says Jay Kashkin, M.D., an allergist in Fair Lawn. “If you’re the one who is allergic and epinepherine is required and you are alone, administer it, call 911 and keep as calm as possible.”

KEEP YOUR COOL

While the average temperature here in July and August is 85 degrees, temperatures can soar into the high 90s on some days, and high humidity can make it feel even hotter. The heat of summer can affect anyone of any age, but certain segments of the population are at higher risk for developing serious complications, like heat stroke, more quickly, say experts. These groups include: the very young; people who are 65 or older; people who are physically ill; those with heart disease or high blood pressure; and people with a mental illness. Doctors advise that when heat indices are extreme or when heat waves set in, everyone should stay indoors in air conditioning when possible. If you do go outside, avoid strenuous work or exercise, rest often and remember to replenish lost fluids. Don’t wait to drink until you feel thirsty. If you can’t avoid strenuous exercise in the heat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends drinking two to four eight-ounce glasses of cool water each hour, unless your health-care provider recommends differently. Following our guidelines in these three areas will help to ensure that your summertime living is not only easy, but comfortable, fun and safe. BERGENMAG.COM

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RECOGNIZE HEAT EXHAUSTION When the body can’t cool itself, heat exhaustion can set in. Unless steps are taken to lower the body’s temperature, heat stroke—a medical emergency— can develop. When temperatures soar, watch for these warning signs in yourself and others. n Skin that is moist and cool, despite the heat n Feeling faint or dizzy n Feeling tired n Heartbeat that is rapid, but weak n Muscle cramps n Nausea n Headache If these symptoms occur, find shade or an air-conditioned place; rest or lie down; mist yourself with cool water; and drink water or sports drinks. If symptoms get worse or don’t improve within an hour, seek immediate medical attention.

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Sure, a climate-controlled gym with amazing amenities can be a pleasant place to work out, especially in winter, but science suggests there are powerful advantages to leading an active lifestyle in the great outdoors. When the weather permits, take your workout back to nature for a variety of benefits to body, mind and soul. “My patients tend to exercise more when they can get outside,” says Sandra Carlson, M.D., an internist in Glen Rock. “It’s less boring. You can see flowers, see people, enjoy the sunshine, breathe the fresh air. It increases endorphins and makes you feel alive.” And now there’s research to support outdoor exercise’s benefits.

BOOST ENERGY AND REDUCE TENSION

For example, a team from England’s Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry analyzed 11 trials that included more than 800 adults. They found that, when compared with indoor exercise, outdoor activity was associated with increased energy and revitalization, as well as decreased confusion, anger,

depression and tension. Outdoor exercisers also reported enjoying their workouts more, and were more likely to say they planned to repeat them than those who were holed up inside a gym. Many also had lower levels of cortisol (a hormone produced in response to stress) than their indoor counterparts, and said exposure to sunlight improved their mood. In addition, people who walked outside completed an average of 30 minutes more exercise per week than those who exercised indoors. So, which outdoor activities provide the greatest benefit? Walking is at the top of the list. It boosts cardio, is gentle on the joints, strengthens bones, can be done almost anywhere and is free. From a mental-health standpoint, it can reduce stress, improve mood and spark creativity. Gardening is another favorite outdoor activity for many. It promotes tranquility and relaxation, and has many physical benefits as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control, moderate activity, such as active gardening, for as little as two-and-a-half hours each week can reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and depression.

START KIDS EARLY

If you have children, introduce them to outdoor fun at an early age. They’ll be more likely to carry your example into their teen and adult years, when stress-busting and health-enhancing activities become even more vital. Being active outdoors lets you improve your fitness, while enjoying nature and relieving daily stress in the process. Now that’s what we call effective multitasking.

DON’T LET ALLERGIES KEEP YOU INDOORS Do you love exercising outdoors but fear an allergy attack? Three key strategies will help you stay comfortable: 1. Prep your system. During days or seasons when your allergies are at their worst, use an overthe-counter antihistamine before you exercise, says Sandra Carlson, M.D., an internist in Glen Rock. This will help stave off the allergens’ effects and may prevent an attack before it starts. 2. Pick your time. If you have a pollen allergy, exercise early morning or late evening when pollen counts are lowest, says Dr. Carlson. If you’re allergic to mold, avoid exercising right after a rain shower, when molds are at their peak. Check the weather for the local pollen count. 3. Keep allergens outside. After exercising, shower, wash your hair and change your clothes. You might also wish to rinse out nasal cavities using a Neti Pot filled with a saline solution—allergens tend to accumulate in nasal cavities after exercise.

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GET OUTSIDE!

Shopping malls might rule in Bergen, but there are plenty of places to enjoy fresh-air activities and the summer sunshine.

PARKS

Tired of the scenery in your backyard? Head to one of the many parks in the county, where you can take a leisurely stroll along a well-manicured path, ride your bike, picnic beneath the trees, launch a canoe or kayak, or try your hand at fishing. The possibilities are endless. BELMONT HILL COUNTY PARK Palisade Ave. Garfield

FORT LEE HISTORIC PARK Hudson Ter. Fort Lee

OVERPECK COUNTY PARK 40 Fort Lee Rd. Leonia

SADDLE RIVER COUNTY PARK Dunkerhook Rd. Paramus

BORG’S WOODS NATURE PRESERVE Allen St. Hackensack

HACKENSACK RIVER COUNTY PARK Hackensack Ave. Hackensack

PASCACK BROOK COUNTY PARK Emerson Rd. Westwood

SAMUEL NELKIN COUNTY PARK Rose St. Wallington

RAMAPO VALLEY COUNTY RESERVATION 610 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah

VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK 216 Forest Ave. Paramus

DAHNERT’S LAKE COUNTY PARK Midland Ave. Garfield DARLINGTON COUNTY PARK 600 Darlington Ave. Mahwah BERGENMAG.COM

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY PARK Riverside Ave. Lyndhurst

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PLACES TO GO BIRDWATCHING Ornithology enthusiasts are at home in Bergen, with a wide variety of winged species and great spots for ogling them. See the sites below; learn more at bergencountyaudubon.org and njaudubon.org. CELERY FARM, Franklin Tpk., Allendale. This 107-acre wildlife oasis in the middle of the suburbs is home to 240-plus species of birds, more than 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. HARRIER MEADOW, Disposal Rd. near Schuyler Ave., North Arlington. The 78-acre wetland mitigation site has been restored by the New Jersey Meadowlands 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.

BOATING

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.

For canoe, rowboat or kayak owners, the area has several places to ply the waters. (Don’t own a boat? Rent one!) FOSCHINI PARK River St. Hackensack

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.

JOHNSON PARK Anderson St. Hackensack KENNETH B. GEORGE PARK Riverside Way River Edge

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.

LAUREL HILL PARK (canoes and kayaks available for rent) New County Rd. Secaucus

OVERPECK PARK KAYAK CENTER (kayaks available for rent) Fort Lee Rd. Leonia PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK 9W Alpine & Englewood WATERSIDE PARK Industrial Ave. Ridgefield Park

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

“The Celery Farm in Allendale is an outdoor gem, an amazing oasis for many species of wildlife in Bergen County. The preserve is home to yellow warblers, wood ducks, bullfrogs, snapping turtles and much more! It’s the perfect place to hone your naturalist skills.” —Hugh Carola, captain, Hackensack Riverkeeper

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What could be better for a relaxing day outdoors than a fishing expedition? Happily, the county offers many promising spots. Here are a few of our faves:

GOLF

You can launch your kayak or canoe at 157-acre Overpeck Lake in Ridgefield Park, where you might find a largemouth bass, catfish or carp tugging at your line. Largemouth bass and catfish also can be found at 120-acre Ramapo Lake in Oakland, but you’re more likely to catch pickerel and yellow perch there. Angling for trout? Head to the Ramapo River, which is accessible at points in Mahwah and Oakland. Every spring the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife stocks the river with rainbow trout. Don’t forget that a New Jersey fishing license ($22.50, $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.

Eager to get back in the swing? You can practice your strokes at one of the driving ranges in the county or head straight to the course— there are eight open-to-the-public ones to choose from in our area. 21 GOLF DRIVING RANGE 1 Route 46 West Palisades Park 201.941.4455 21golfrange.com

EMERSON GOLF CLUB 99 Palisade Ave. Emerson 201.261.1100 emersongolfcourse.com

BOGOTA GOLF CENTER 30 Cross St. Bogota 201.489.2400 bogotagolfcenter.com

ORCHARD HILLS GOLF COURSE 404 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.3782 golfbergencounty.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 EDGEWATER GOLF RANGE 575 River Rd. Edgewater 201.840.4001 edgewatergolf.wix.com /edgewatergolfrange

OVERPECK GOLF COURSE 273 E. Cedar Ln. Teaneck 201.837.3029 golfbergencounty.com PARAMUS GOLF COURSE 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079 paramusgolfcourse.com

ROCKLEIGH GOLF COURSE 15 Paris Ave. Rockleigh 201.768.6354 golfbergencounty.com VALLEY BROOK GOLF COURSE 15 Rivervale Rd. River Vale 201.664.5890 golfbergencounty.com MINIATURE GOLF PARAMUS MINIATURE GOLF 314 Paramus Rd. Paramus 201.447.6079, ext. 13 paramusminigolf.com

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

DOG PARKS Dogs need lots of exercise, and your living room is not the place to do it. Here’s the solution: 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 VAN SAUN COUNTY PARK Continental Ave. River Edge WOOD DALE COUNTY PARK Prospect Ave. Hillsdale

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BEYOND BERGEN:

IT’S A SHORE THING

Miles of beaches line the Jersey coastline, but there’s much more to see than the ocean when you go down the Shore. Check out three of our favorites.

ASBURY PARK

DISTANCE FROM BERGEN: 1 hour, 20 minutes DESCRIPTION: With a host of premier music venues, art galleries and streets lined with Queen Anne Victorian-, Gothic-, Federal Revival-, and Moderne-style buildings, this historic city along New Jersey’s central coast has been a mecca for music and the arts for a century. BEACH FEES: $5 daily for adults, $7 on weekends; free for children under age 12. BEYOND THE BEACH: The beach might rule by day, but at night you can catch a concert at one of the city’s famous live music venues, such as Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, both located on the boardwalk, and The Stone Pony, a legendary rock club that’s hosted such greats as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. WHERE TO EAT: Live jazz, hearty Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, gorgeous views of Wesley Lake—you’ll find this and more at the venerable Moonstruck (732.988.0123, moonstrucknj.com), a lively multilevel eatery on the south side of the city.

SANDY HOOK

DISTANCE FROM BERGEN: 1 hour, 30 minutes DESCRIPTION: Once an important U.S. military base, this 7-mile-long barrier beach peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay is part of the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses 26,000 acres of parklands in parts of New York and New Jersey. It features public beaches, salt marshes, a holly forest and numerous historical landmarks. BEACH FEES: Free. BEYOND THE BEACH: Discover the area’s natural wonders, including more than 300 species of birds, on Sandy Hook’s walking and bike paths and hiking trails. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse in the Fort Hancock district is the oldest standing lighthouse in the country. WHERE TO EAT: Head to On The Deck (732.872.1424, onthedeckrestaurant.com) in the nearby town of Atlantic Highlands. There you can feast on the best food found on land and in the sea with views of the Sandy Hook Bay.

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POINT PLEASANT

DISTANCE FROM BERGEN: 1 hour, 40 minutes DESCRIPTION: This family-friendly town on the northern tip of the Barnegat Peninsula draws crowds with its sandy beaches along Ocean Avenue and the boardwalk filled with rides, games, food vendors and other activities. BEACH FEES (JENKINSON’S BEACH): $9 for adults on weekdays, $10 on weekends and holidays; $2.50 for children ages 5 to 11; free for children under age 5. BEYOND THE BEACH: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers fun for all ages with a host of amusement rides and games, four dining facilities, three sweet shops and an aquarium where you can view Atlantic and Pacific sharks, penguins, alligators, seals and more. The older crowd can check out Jenks Club, a hip nightclub on the boardwalk featuring DJs and live bands. WHERE TO EAT: Formerly known as the Sea Breeze Restaurant, Martell’s Lobster House (732.892.0131, tikibar. com/seabreeze-dining) offers a veriety of fine steak, seafood and pasta specials and stunning views of the Atlantic in a relaxed setting.

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SUMMER STYLE Whatever comes dad’s way, he’ll exude confidence and look great in the season’s latest styles. Photography by Daniel Springston

Gray sportcoat by Luciano Barbera, lucianobarbera.com; purple cashmere sweater by Gran Sasso, gransasso.it; white linen shirt by Paul & Shark, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122; purple pocket square by Paolo Albizzati, paoloalbizzati.com; pants by Luciano Barbera, lucianobarbera.com.

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Blue suit by Taccaliti, taccaliti.com; blue and white striped shirt by Ingram, ingram1949.com; orange tie by Paolo Albizzati, paoloalbizzati.com; pocket square by Italo Ferretti, Sal Lauretta, Midland Park, 201.444.1666; brown leather belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920.

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Red and blue windowpane jacket by Ravazzolo, Sal Lauretta, Midland Park, 201.444.1666; blue shirt by Stenstrรถms, Vero Uomo, Englewood, 201.894.1424; paisley tie by Italo Ferretti, italoferretti.com; pocket square by Paolo Albizzati, paoloalbizzati.com; black leather belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; pants by Luciano Barbera, lucianobarbera.com.

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Tan windowpane jacket by Coppley, Sal Lauretta, Midland Park, 201.444.1666; white linen shirt by Luciano Barbera, lucianobarbera.com; pocket square by Paolo Albizzati, paoloalbizzati.com; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; jeans by MAC Jeans, Vero Uomo, Englewood, 201.894.1424.

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Blue bomber jacket and red and blue tattersall check shirt by Paul & Shark, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; white pants by Incotex, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920.

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Outerwear by Gimo’s, Vero Uomo, Englewood, 201.894.1424; sport shirt by Luciano Barbera, lucianobarbera.com; belt by W. Kleinberg, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; cotton pants by Brax, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122.

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ISLAND LIFE

A quest for an island in a slightly too-narrow kitchen inspired a unique solution from one intrepid local designer. By Marisa Sandora

Design by Thyme & Place Design

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Braided runners and artwork collected on the homeowners’ travels add to the traditional feel of the Franklin Lakes Dutch Colonial kitchen.

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When homeowners in Franklin Lakes decided to redo the kitchen of their Dutch Colonial home, one of their main goals was to fit an island into the somewhat narrow space without having to build an addition. So when they saw the architect’s initial design, they were disappointed that it featured a peninsula, which is what the kitchen already had. “I suggested a cantilevered bump out of about two feet, which would give them more space without having to dig a foundation,” says designer Sharon Sherman of Thyme & Place Design in Wyckoff. “After that happened, everything else fell into place.” The sink area and built-in refrigerator were now back far enough to allow a beautiful island with a traditional furniture-like feel featuring cherry turned legs and a chocolate travertine countertop, in keeping with the design style preferred by the homeowners. Custom off-white inset cabinets,

glass cabinet doors and a custom wooden hood over a Lacanche French stove carry the traditional feel throughout the space. “The homeowners found that stove and fell in love with it, and I designed the whole room around it,” says Sherman. “The kitchen has an old-world look because the homeowners have a lot of antiques and wanted to keep true to the Dutch Colonial feel of the home.” Another goal of the project was to bring in as much natural light as possible, so a large window was installed over the sink—in addition to French doors leading out to the back patio. “The seating area used to be the laundry room,” explains Sherman, “so we moved the laundry room upstairs and were able to gain more space for the kitchen and access to the beautiful backyard.” Because of the abundance of windows, there aren’t many upper cabinets, so Sherman designed a lot of storage in the island including BERGENMAG.COM

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peg drawers for dishes. “That’s one of their favorite details,” she says, “along with a built-in spice rack.” The lack of upper cabinets also allows the wallcolor, Timothy Straw by Benjamin Moore, to take center stage. “The homeowner liked the color so much, she didn’t want a backsplash,” says Sherman. They were also thrilled to gain a second sink and beverage area along one wall. Faux drawers hide a beverage cooler below an antique brown granite countertop. “They have a large family and entertain a lot, and they love to be able to put drinks on that counter and food on the island,” says Sherman. A copper faucet, copper pots and pans, antique bronze knobs on the cabinets and a spun brass light fixture by Visual Comfort add character and shine. The project took about three months, and the homeowners love it, says Sherman—especially the new island.

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The homeowners’ Lacanche French stove was the inspiration behind designer Sharon Sherman’s renovation plans. Custom off-white inset cabinets and the wooden hood over the stove carry a traditional feel throughout the kitchen.

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STORIES TO TELL It’s been years since Sarah Wallace last turned off her phone because whether it’s the middle of the day or the dead of night, she’s always on call. Even at 3 a.m., she wants to know who’s on the other line. Is it her producer? Someone with a news tip? An incarcerated source? “There have been times when my son asked me who had called,” says Wallace, a Cresskill resident and reporter on WNBC 4 New York’s investigative unit, the I-Team. “Sometimes I have to tell him ‘you don't want to know.’” Wallace’s two children understand the nature of her job. She’s been covering the tri-state area for more than 30 years. They recognize the importance of unearthing stories, she says, and they see her passion for it. It’s a passion that was sparked while Wallace was growing up in the San Francisco area. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of KCBS radio’s first female news reporter, Ann Shaw, Wallace recorded herself repeating newscasts. “I also wrote her a letter asking how do I get into the business,” she recalls, “and she wrote me back. That meant a lot to me, which is why I’m adamant today about responding to students and viewers who contact me.” Wallace worked as a news assistant at another local radio station while attending the University of California, Berkeley. After earning a degree in communications and public policy, she made the transition to television news, anchoring and reporting at stations in Fresno, Sacramento,

Los Angeles and San Diego. In the early 1990s, she moved to New York after landing a coveted consumer/ investigative reporter position at WABC-TV. She also sat behind the anchors’ desk for six years, leading the weekend newscasts at Channel 7 before joining the station’s investigative unit in 1998. “Anchoring takes a different skill set, one that I appreciate,” Wallace says. “But I’m a people person and a ‘street girl.’ I like to go out to meet people, talk to them and tell their stories. Everyone has a story to tell.” “It’s always been my passion to do investigative stories and peeling away layers to get to the truth,” she adds. “I want to address any controversies, and not just report what’s happening but also show how it’s impacting the everyday person.” And she covers all sides—from in-depth reports on the New York Police Department to interviews with convicted murderers. Her continuing coverage of The NYPD 12: Cops and Quotas earned her a New York Emmy Award last month, Wallace’s first since joining WNBC in late 2015. She also won the prestigious Journalistic Enterprise honor at the Emmy Award ceremony. “I’m so proud to have been nominated in my first year of eligibility at Channel 4. It’s nice to be recognized for the importance of the story,” says Wallace, who now has 17 Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards on her resume.

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The hardware is a testament to Wallace’s doggedness. An active work schedule keeps her busy and on-air every day, but family, she insists, is always top priority. Spending time at home with her kids and husband, Harry Martin, a former news anchor and current Board of Trustees member at Englewood-based Bergen Family Center, is as important to Wallace as getting a story. In fact, she turned down opportunities to work with national news programs because she wanted to “stay local.” “If you’re clear about your priorities, balancing work with family is easy,” she says. “If the time you spend with your family is quality time, things are easier.” It’s also easier when you love your neighborhood, she quips. “I run along the streets in Cresskill every day with my dogs. I love seeing people in their yards and talking to them. I meet a lot of people when I go to the Tenafly Diner or the Farmhouse Cafe in Cresskill,” she says. Wallace also takes frequent trips to Westwood “for its great restaurants” and to See Saw in Tenafly and Garden State Plaza to pick up new pieces for her wardrobe. “When I meet people, they often tell me I’m like a member of their family because they see me on TV in their living rooms each night,” she says. “When they tell me I'm making a difference, that’s the biggest compliment I can get. And it’s even sweeter that I’m making a difference in the community in which I live.”

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Investigative reporter Sarah Wallace opens up about her career as a journalist and her life in Bergen County—including the best places to grab a bite. By Darius Amos


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PARK IT!

Instead of the usual bigcity or beach vacations, set your sights—and your GPS—on one of the country’s 59 national parks. There’s plenty for everyone in your family to enjoy, from sea to shining sea.

Our country’s national parks are as diverse as our citizens and offer a myriad of majestic sights, from the natural sandstone arches at Arches National Park in Utah to the crashing waves along the rugged coast of Maine in Acadia National Park. Here we highlight five parks that your fellow Bergenites enjoyed, providing inspiration for your summer excursion into the wild.

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Location: Coastal Maine Established: 1916 Acres: 49,052 Annual visitors: 3.3 million Initially created as Sieur de Monts National Monument and renamed Acadia in 1929, it is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River. “We took our daughter on a trip to Acadia when she was only 18 months old. Even though we couldn’t do some of the more challenging hiking trails, we were still able to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the park by walking the carriage roads with her in the jogging stroller. I’ll never forget the power of the waves crashing against the rocks at Thunder Hole. We loved our stay at the Bar Harbor Inn, which has amazing views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands.” —Marisa Sandora Ridgewood

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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

“With historic attractions, hiking, scenic vantage points and hazy mountains as far as the eye can see, the Smokies have something for everyone. We arrived to discover nature’s undisturbed moments and some pleasant surprises: peaceful glances with a black bear; elk dashing through the forest; and the calls of birds we couldn’t identify. Our travels led to sprawling landscapes and quiet hikes along streams, rivers, and my favorite of all— cascading waterfalls.” —Karen Kleimann Wyckoff

“The Ancestral Puebloans who lived here left no written records, but the elaborate structures they built here bespeak a resourceful civilization—centuries before Columbus. My Mom and I gamely hiked a Park Rangerguided tour, visiting the millennium-old Cliff Palace. We stayed at the park’s lodge, ate buffalo and quail for the first time, and enjoyed the full moon. It was a perfect bonding experience.” —Rita Guarna Wood-Ridge

Location: North Carolina and Tennessee border Established: 1934 Acres: 522,419 Annual visitors: 9 million The Great Smoky Mountains are the most-visited national park in the country.

Location: Montezuma County, Colorado Established: 1906 Acres: 52,485 Annual visitors: 584,000 Mesa Verde is known for its Cliff Palace, believed to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America.

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

“The park is vast, diverse and unforgettable. Within it is the Hoh Rainforest—it isn’t Walden but it easily could’ve been the land that inspired Thoreau. Then there’s the coastline, where forest meets ocean. Few things in nature are more dramatic than hearing the Pacific from within a dense forest, then coming to the clearing to see the waves crashing against the driftwoodlined beach. It’s a real aweinspiring experience.” —Darius Amos Westwood

“Two things stand out in my memory when I think about Yosemite: its unparalleled beauty and its unparalleled crowds. I was deeply moved by the way in which the park bound so many different groups of people together simply through an appreciation of the natural world. Ultimately, visiting Yosemite taught me that nature really is the greatest tourist attraction in the world.” —Ted Siegel Ridgefield

Location: Olympic Peninsula, Washington Established: 1938 Acres: 922,650 Annual visitors: 3.3 million The park consists of three distinct eco-systems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, temperate forest and Pacific shore.

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Location: Northern California Established: 1890 Acres: 748,436 Annual visitors: 5 million Part of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, some of Yosemite’s peaks reach 8,000 feet above sea level, including the famed granite formation Half Dome.

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{ TASTES }

ALL-AMERICAN FLAVOR Spice up your Fourth of July picnic with spirited decorations and a new, patriotic spin on four cookout classics.

Don’t let your Fourth of July barbecue be the opening act to the evening fireworks display. With extra attention to detail, you can make your party the holiday showcase. Keep it simple and make it gorgeous, advises entertaining expert Annette Joseph. In her book Picture Perfect Parties, published by Rizzoli, Joseph offers easy entertaining tips and delicious recipes with step-by-step instructions that’ll make every occasion a memorable one. Try one (or all) of the following four dishes for your next summer cookout! BERGENMAG.COM

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DR. FRANK’S FAVORITE BARBECUE RIBS Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

n ½ cup brown sugar, packed n ½ cup blueberry jam n 1 Tbs. smoked paprika n 2 tsp. salt n 1 tsp. ground white pepper n 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes n 2 garlic cloves, minced n 2 cups barbecue sauce (bottled or homemade) n 4 lbs. baby-back-style pork ribs

Cooking the ribs in foil over low heat will steam them and ensure that they don’t burn. Then you take them out and do them on higher heat to make a nice bark. It makes them crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.”

DIRECTIONS

In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together all the ingredients except the ribs, bring the sauce to a simmer, and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the sauce to cool on the stovetop while you prepare the pork ribs. You will need to peel the membranes off the ribs. You can have your butcher do this, or you can do it yourself. Slide a small sharp knife under the silver skin, or membrane, move it sideways along the length of the ribs, then grab the loosened skin with a paper towel and remove it. Combine the ribs with half of the cooled sauce in a large zip-top plastic bag. You may need several bags to hold the ribs; if so, divide the sauce into equal parts per bag. Seal the bags and massage the sauce to cover the meat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Reserve the remaining half of the sauce for basting on the grill.

—Salvatore Petruso, owner, Westwood Prime Meats

Preheat a grill to low heat. Remove the marinated ribs from the plastic bags and discard the marinade in the bags. Wrap the ribs in heavyduty aluminum foil and seal the edges, making several sealed packages. Place the aluminum foil packages on the grill and cook for 45 minutes, turning the packages every 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to let them burn. Remove the ribs from the grill, then remove the ribs from the packages and set aside. Increase the heat on the grill to medium. Place the ribs directly on the grill, and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, basting with sauce generously every 2 to 3 minutes, until the meat is evenly browned and caramelized. Serve warm.

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CORN AND TOMATO SALAD

GRILLED PEACHES

Serves: 6

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

with Fresh Basil

n 3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed, or the kernels from 6 cobs freshly cooked corn n 2 cups baby tomatoes, halved n ½ red onion, coarsely chopped n ½ cup chiffonade (thin ribbons) of fresh basil leaves n 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar n 3 Tbs. olive oil n 1 tsp. salt n ½ tsp. pepper

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, stir together the corn, tomatoes, red onion and basil. In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and whisk to blend. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and gently toss to coat. This salad may be prepared a day ahead; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

RED, WHITE & BLUE POTATO SALAD

with Red Onions

with Thyme and Rice Vinegar Dressing Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

n 6 large ripe peaches, pitted and quartered n 3 Tbs. olive oil n ½ small red onion, sliced n 6 Tbs. balsamic vinegar n 1 tsp. flaky salt n 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Preheat a grill to medium heat. In a large mixing bowl, toss the peaches with the olive oil. Grill the peaches for 5 minutes on each side, or until the fruit has caramelized. Transfer the grilled peaches to a large serving platter and place them cutside up to show grill marks. Sprinkle with the sliced onion, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked pepper and serve immediately.

n 1 lb. purple potatoes, peeled and halved or quartered n 2 tsp. salt n 1/4₃cup mayonnaise n 1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme leaves n 1 Tbs. chopped fresh chives n 1 celery rib, finely chopped n 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice n 1 Tbs. rice vinegar n 1 tsp. salt n 1 tsp. pepper n 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1 /4-inch pieces n 1 (14–oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and cut into bite-size pieces

DIRECTIONS

Put the potatoes in a stockpot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes. Add the salt and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until they are fork tender yet firm. Drain and set aside to allow the potatoes to cool while you prepare the dressing. Stir together the mayonnaise, thyme, chives, celery, lemon juice, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Transfer the cooled potatoes to a large mixing or serving bowl, along with the red peppers and artichoke hearts. Add the dressing and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. This salad can be made ahead and refrigerated, covered, overnight.

Reprinted with permission from Picture Perfect Parties by Annette Joseph, Rizzoli New York. All photography © Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher. BERGENMAG.COM

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{ POWER FOOD }

Cool As a Cucumber

This summer favorite is a low-calorie, tasty way to stay hydrated as the weather warms. Whether you enjoy them plain, pickled, dipped, dressed or diced, cucumbers are a refreshing and nutritious treat, and their natural cooling effect makes them even more desirable in the summer months. Grown on a vine, cucumbers are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes watermelon, pumpkin, zucchini and squash. POWER UP Cucumbers are at least 95 percent water, making them ideal if you want to avoid dehydration and cut calories (only 16 in one cup), but being high in water means they’re not so great if you’re hoping for a nutrient-dense snack. Still, somehow cukes manage to cram 17 micrograms of vitamin K (about 22 percent of the daily recommended value) into a cup. Vitamin K helps the blood to clot properly, preventing excessive bleeding, and allows the body to use calcium as a bone builder. Cucumbers also contain trace amounts (less than 5 percent of your daily value) of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, copper, biotin and vitamin B1, and they’re rich in numerous antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation. There are less conventional benefits too. According to a study published

in Fitoterapia, a journal focusing on the medicinal uses of plants, cucumbers may be effective in removing waste materials from the body, reducing swelling and puffiness (hence the cucumber eye covers at many spas) and soothing sunburn. They’re also useful in fending off bad breath, especially if you mix them with mint, a deliciously refreshing combination. Of course, we can’t talk about the cucumber without mentioning its brined brother, the pickle. Although much higher in sodium (785 milligrams in one pickle) than plain cucumbers, pickles have the benefit of being fermented, which can promote good gut health and may stabilize blood sugar levels, a recent study reported. Also, some endurance athletes believe that drinking pickle juice can relieve post-workout muscle cramps (one can even purchase a shot-sized bottle of pickle juice, no cucumber included, for this purpose), but this remedy has yet to receive an official backing from medical authorities. BUY/STORE/SERVE Cucumbers just missed making the 2017 “Dirty Dozen,” a list by the Environmental

Working Group of produce with high levels of pesticide residue, ranking 13, so buy organic when you can. The most common types found in grocery stores are the slicing cucumber (the thick variety with a waxed skin to preserve moisture) and the English cucumber (long and skinny with a thinner skin wrapped in plastic, which does the work of the wax). Both are good to eat, as long they’re firm and unblemished. But if you’re planning to pickle, you’ll want the pickling variety, which is shorter than the slicing variety, with a thick, bumpy skin. As for preparation, there’s not much you can’t do with cucumber. It goes well in salads, in chilled soups (gazpacho, anyone?) and in sandwiches (with high tea, of course). You can add slices to water (or a cocktail) to give it a boost of flavor. And don’t feel restricted by their “cool” reputation: Jersey’s own Martha Stewart recommends sautéing chunks of cucumber with butter, salt and fresh dill. —Liz Donovan

DID YOU KNOW? Most cucumbers are green, but some varieties have white, cream, yellow, brown and even orange skin.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE THE LATEST OPTIONS FROM LOCAL LEADERS

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Can I be helped even if my previous foot, ankle or leg surgery failed? Yes. I often see patients that have had unsuccessful surgery. My exam is comprehensive and includes evaluation of nerve pain, structural alignment of your feet and legs and analysis of X-rays and MRI tests. I provide a thorough exam to determine which advanced techniques will help you get better in the most efficient way.

Why does me heel hurt when I rise from a resting position? Chances are you have a strained ligament on the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia. During the day, the foot ligaments become strained and while at rest, the body intuitively reflex guards (tightening of the muscles on the bottom of the foot) to prevent further strain and pain. Until you massage and loosen up the heel, it will be painful. We often successfully treat this condition with shock wave and PRP therapy in addition to orthotics to keep you active.

How do I know if I need foot orthotics? If you are an athlete and suffer from chronic injuries of the foot, ankle or knee, you may be a candidate for orthotics. Our orthotics are made from 3D imaging of your feet for accuracy. We use customized soft forefoot wedges and a cupped heel to allow your heel to sit deeper in the device, thereby providing improved shock absorption. We make orthotics for dress shoes, casual shoes and sport shoes. We are so confident that our orthotics are superior to others that we guarantee your comfort.

“After seeing multiple NYC doctors, Dr. Braver ended 6 months of severe pain in my right foot.” –PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

Richard T. Braver D.P.M., FACFAS

• Affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, Chilton Hospital, Palisades Medical Center, and Hackensack Surgery Center • Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow • American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Fellow Dr. Braver is a member of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, American Podiatric Medical Association. He also is a Podiatric Consultant for the sports teams at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University and William Paterson University. Dr. Braver is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Runner’s World Magazine. Active Foot & Ankle Care is the only New Jersey office selected as a member of the U.S. Neuropathy Center Network. Most insurance plans accepted. SERVICES OFFERED: • Achilles Tendon Pain • Ankle Instability and Sprains • Bunions • Diabetic Foot Care • Flat Feet • Hammertoes • Heel Spurs

• Fungus Toenails, Ingrown Toenails • Nerve pain/Neuromas • Numb Feet/Toes • Orthotics • Plantar Fasciitis • Warts

ACTIVE FOOT & ANKLE CARE, LLC | DrRun.com | Email: DrRun@aol.com FAIR LAWN/PARAMUS OFFICE | 4-14 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201.791.1881 RIVERDALE/WAYNE OFFICE | 44 Rte. 23N., Riverdale, NJ 07547 | 973.831.1774

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What makes Active Orthopedics different? Our physicians are expertly trained to treat each part of the musculoskeletal system and have hands-on experience diagnosing the injuries, aches, and pains that slow people down. We make it a priority to see patients with acute injuries quickly and our team approach helps ensure that they receive expert care fast. Active offers NYC-level care with the convenience of locations close to home. Our goal is provide outstanding orthopedic treatment that restores quality of life—that’s the Active difference.

What is specialized care? Specialized care means finding the right physician to treat your specific injury. Let’s face it, a physician’s experience makes all the difference. At Active, each of our specialists is fellowship trained at the most prestigious medical institutions in the country. They are highly experienced physicians and surgeons with long track records of positive outcomes and satisfied patients. Whatever your injury, chances are that our experts have seen and treated it successfully many times before.

Are there options to surgery? Our physicians stay on the forefront of treatment and technology—both surgical and non-surgical - so they’re equipped to meet each patient’s unique circumstances. They strive to help people feel better in the most effective and efficient way possible. Non-surgical treatment can be an option and may include physical therapy, braces, or injections. If surgery is the best course of treatment, patients can take confidence in knowing they’re in the care of exceptional surgical hands.

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.

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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.”

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

ACTIVE ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC 440 Old Hook Rd., Emerson, NJ 07630 | 201.358.0707 | ActiveOrthopedic.com

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How do you educate your patients? I evaluate MRI and X-rays together with my patients. I teach patients by showing them visual interpretations, such as hands-on models and videos, to describe their particular pathology and treatment options. This enables my patients to better understand their pathology so they can participate in the decision process regarding all their treatment options. Education is essential to the treatment algorithm, and I believe that the time I spend with them empowers them to make the right treatment decision which fits their needs.

What separates you from other spinal surgeons? As an athlete, I understand the demands of both the professional and recreational athlete and the role of surgical treatment in a patient's return to sports and their former level of play. I am former college basketball player who is still very active in various obstacle and triathlon racing. I have competed in recent 24-hour endurance races and understand the needs of the middle-aged athlete. I am very up to date with treatment protocols for both young and aging athletes.

Can you help my spinal problems? I specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat both simple and complex spinal disorders and I've been instrumental in the development of advanced surgical techniques and implants used in minimally invasive surgery. My expertise is in neck and low back pain injury treatment and rehabilitation, and nonoperative management and surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. I'm also most proud to have served the underprivileged by performing complex scoliosis surgeries in the Dominican Republic and in Kenya as a way to give back.

James. J. Hale, M.D. • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon • Sergeant at Arms of the NYPD Society of Honorary Surgeons • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2014 • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery— The New York University Medical Center and The Hospital for Joint Diseases • Attending Spine Surgeon at Holy Name Medical Center, Englewood Medical Center • Member, North American Spine Society • Orthopedic Spine Fellowship, Orthopedic Residency at The Hospital for Joint Diseases and The New York University Medical Center • Founding Member, Society of Lateral Access Surgeons • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons • Educated at New York University School of Medicine Eastern Orthopedic Associates treats patients with cutting-edge care in a range of orthopedic services. Dr. Hale specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat both simple and complex spinal disorders, spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation.

EASTERN ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES 222 Cedar Ln., Ste. 120, Teaneck, NJ 07666 | 201.836.5332 | EasternOrthopedics.com

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We have better methods of visualization and instrumentation today. We use high-density camera technology and advances in instrument design which enables us to repair damaged tissue in a more anatomic way. Patients are now able to recover and rehabilitate more quickly and efficiently than in the past. We are also incorporating biologic techniques, such as stem cells used as growth factors to enhance and to reinforce healing.

James W. Cahill, M.D. • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon • Fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, serving as a senior attending physician • Affiliated with Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck • Certified in Autologous Chrondrocyte Implantation for Cartilage Repair • Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement • The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Fellow, Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopedics • A lbert Einstein College of Medicine, Internship and Residency; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Education Cahill Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement is an award-winning practice specializing in joint replacements, arthroscopic shoulder and knee ligament repair/reconstructive surgery, as well as treatment of complex cartilage injuries. Dr. Cahill, along with Dr. John T. Andronaco, a joint replacement specialist on staff, offers personal and individualized service in a practice where patients will see a doctor during every appointment. Dr. Cahill practices with humility and his spirit of giving has led to pro bono work for returning veterans and support of the local law enforcement community’s orthopedic needs. SERVICES OFFERED: • Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine • Reconstructive Knee and Shoulder Surgery • ACL Reconstructive Surgery • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repairs • Hip, Knee and Shoulder Joint Replacement • Adolescent and Pediatric Sports Medicine • Cartilage Repair and Restoration

What are some latest advancements in joint replacement? We are beginning to incorporate robotic-assisted surgical techniques for knee and hip replacement surgery. Robotic technology may increase the reliability and longevity of partial knee replacement. Historically, the results of partial knee replacement procedures offered inconsistent results. In addition, patients have considerably shorter hospital stays, and in some cases, can have outpatient surgery. Pain management protocols for joint replacement have evolved significantly in the last two years to minimize the use of narcotics. This results in quicker return to normal activity and function. Physical therapy programs are also greatly accelerated compared to years past. In all cases, patients are now taking their first steps on the same day as surgery.

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What are some of the advances in orthopedic sports medicine?

How do you determine who needs surgery? That’s a great question. Conservative treatments in almost all cases are considered first. If the damage is severe, surgery may be needed early on. But I tailor recommendations to each patient’s condition, level of disability and pain. I’m always gratified when I can avoid surgery.

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

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What are you most excited about? We are the only practice in Northern New Jersey to offer customized, patient-specific total knee replacement surgery. This surgical technique ensures the accurate sizing, positioning and alignment of all total knee components implanted. This equates to less operative time, pain, swelling and blood loss, and results in a construct that performs better and lasts longer. Even more, with the opening of our third office location in Westwood, patients can receive this cutting-edge treatment right in their own backyards.

What is a common misconception about sports medicine? Unfortunately, many athletes and weekend warriors delay seeking treatment after an injury, thinking that it’ll be a long, difficult road to recovery. This is not always the case. No matter what sport you play or how you managed to hurt yourself, it’s important to properly treat an injury as soon as possible. With early diagnosis and treatment, patients can enjoy a faster recovery process. Even more, at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, our minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedure enables patients to experience reduced postoperative pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays, faster rehabilitation—and an earlier return to the sports and activities they love.

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

KAYAL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER, P.C.

Robert A. Kayal M.D., FAAOS

• F ounder, President and CEO of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C. •B  oard Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery • F ellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons •R  epeat “New Jersey Top Doctor,” “Castle-Connolly Top Doctor” and recipient of “Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award” Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s elite surgical team delivers the finest in orthopaedic treatment, sports medicine and musculoskeletal disease management. SERVICES OFFERED: • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy • Partial & Total Joint Replacement • Trauma/Fracture Care • Treatment of Spinal Disorders • Foot & Ankle Care • Non-Invasive Pain Relief • Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery • Customized Knee Replacement • Total Hip Replacement • Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement • Osteoporosis & Bone Density Testing • Hip Arthroscopy

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{ WINE + SPIRITS }

Proud Mary Mix this popular cocktail for a morning dose of veggies—and a hangover cure.

People like a Bloody Mary in the morning because of its salty but fresh taste, especially after a long night out. When making it, pay attention to the ingredients. Add the right amount of each so you taste all of the components together, otherwise the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces will overpower the vodka.”

BLOODY MARY INGREDIENTS n 1 1/2 oz. vodka n 3 oz. tomato juice n 1 lemon, juiced n 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce n 3 drops Tabasco sauce n 1/4 tsp. celery salt n s alt and pepper to taste n 1/2 Tbs. prepared horseradish (optional) n l ime or lemon wedges, celery stalk, green onion, pickled green bean to garnish (all optional)

—Judy Kontrimaite, bartender at Bibi’z Restaurant and Lounge, Westwood

DIRECTIONS Rub lemon or lime around rim of glass and then add salt to the rim. Add ice. Mix vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, celery salt, salt, pepper and horseradish (if using) and pour into glass. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge, celery stalk, green onion or pickled green bean.

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Gatherings Whether it’s at a fundraiser or dinner party, Bergenites show their support for their neighbors.

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CONVENIENCE. Our physicians’ skills give you

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PEACE OF MIND. When you’re looking for a doctor you want one who is close by, has the expertise and experience you’re looking for, and one who is a part of a respected health network should you need specialty expertise. At Bon Secours Medical Group, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, we offer you all three. 45 community locations give you unparalleled convenience. Board-certified primary care and specialty care physicians give you ultimate confidence. And should you need advanced care, find assurance in knowing that we’re part of the leading health network in the Hudson Valley. Physicians where you want them. With the expertise you expect. It’s how we’re Advancing Care. Here. Rockland County Sushil Bhardwaj, MD Bon Secours Neurology Bon Secours Urology Cardiology Consultants of Rockland George Cox, MD Charlotte Creech, MD Hudson Valley Medical Associates Atish Jaiswal, MD Lutwak Cardiology Metropolitan Cardiology Consultants

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Be There

Go to a carnival, attend a rock concert, check out a pottery class—Bergen County events give you a chance to try something new or embrace tradition.

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Ramsey Farmers’ Market at its annual STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Erie Plaza Train Station in Ramsey. Enjoy music, crafts, chef demos and, of course, fresh produce and food products supplied by more than 50 local farmers and vendors. Admission: FREE. For more info, visit ramseyfarmersmarket.org.

is TRIVIA NIGHT at Allendale Bar & Grill in Allendale. Grab your friends and be there at 8:30 p.m. to enjoy tasty food and drinks while competing for prizes. Admission: FREE. Must be 21 years or older. For more info, visit allendalebarandgrill.com.

your stress levels with the help of this hourlong MEDITATION INTRODUCTION offered by New Jersey Meditation in Teaneck every Saturday at 3 p.m. Admission: FREE. For more information visit newjerseymeditation. org.

JUNE 9 The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa is hosting a SUNSHINE POTTERY FUNDRAISER from 7–9 p.m. at Sunshine Pottery in Englewood to raise money for the Delta Nu chapter. It’s BYOB, but snacks will be provided for you and your friends to enjoy while creating your very own piece of pottery. Tickets: $30. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit eventbrite.com or contact Sunshine Pottery at 201.541.5559.

JUNE 11 Participate in some good-natured

JUNE 7 Whether you’re a cooking novice or a pro, you’re sure to learn some new tips and recipes at the INTERNATIONAL COOKING DEMONSTRATION at the Dixon Homestead Library in Dumont. From 6–7:30 p.m. chef Simmrin Chakravarty will demonstrate international cuisine techniques. Admission: FREE. For more info visit dumont.bccls.org.

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competition at the BATTLE OF THE SEXES 5K at the Fair Lawn Promenade from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Men and women will compete for bragging rights as well as prizes and discounts for shops and restaurants in Bergen County. Tickets range from $20–$25. For more information, visit battleofsexes5k.com.

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provided. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and takes place at Sesselman Park in East Rutherford. Admission: FREE. Find more details at intothesunlight.com.

JUNE 17 Enjoy a hands-on baking lesson at the MACARONS MASTER CLASS at Dana’s Bakery in South Hackensack. From 11 a.m.–2 p.m., participants will learn about the history of this classic French treat and make their own batch of delicious macarons. Tickets: $110. For more information, visit danasbakery.com.

JUNE 17 Spend an evening enjoying the tunes of talented jazz guitarist JOSHUA BREAKSTONE from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Englewood Public Library. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit englewoodlibrary.org. numbers of ALL FOR JOE, a heartwarming story of a suburban man trying to follow his dreams. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Tickets range from $25–$75. For more information, visit bergenpac.org.

JUNE 17 The annual concert and festival SING INTO THE SUNLIGHT is a good time for a good cause. The event provides suicide prevention and awareness via informational speakers and booths. Food, live music, craft vendors and activities such as yoga, face painting and ultimate Frisbee will also be

JUNE 22 Get in touch with your creative side at the SUMMER WREATH MAKING event at Leonia Public Library from 7–8 p.m. Library staff member Jane will provide instructions on making your own summer wreath that you can bring home. Wreath materials will be provided. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit leonia.bccls.org.

JUNE 22–JULY 9 The annual NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS in East Rutherford is 17 days of fun for the whole family. There will be rides, food, live entertainment and more. Hours and ticket prices vary; visit njfair.com for all the details.

JUNE 24 Don’t miss musical icon DON MCLEAN performing his famous hits such as “American Pie,” “And I Love You So” and “Crying” at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29–$69. Purchase yours at bergenpac.org.

JUNE 25 Shop for handmade crafts and make your own at the SHADY GROVE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the grounds of the Adorno Father’s Seminary in Ramsey. There will be food vendors and artists selling handmade furniture, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, photography and more, plus a hands-on crafts table. Admission: FREE. Head to jcpromotions.info for more details.

JUNE 29 Relax and replenish your energy at the FREE OUTDOOR AFTER WORK YOGAFLOW at Staib Park in Hackensack from 6–7:30 p.m. This annual outdoor yoga event presented by empowerFit Wellness will feature raffles, a DJ and, of course, yoga instruction for all skill levels. Bring your own mat. Admission: FREE. For more info visit eventbrite.com or contact empowerFit Wellness at 646.342.8539.

JUNE 29 Celebrate cancer survivors at the SURVIVORS ROCK 10TH ANNUAL CONCERT EVENT at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center from 7–9 p.m. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones tribute band Come Together will be performing. Admission: FREE. For more information visit englewoodhealth.org.

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{ ON THE TOWN } JULY 3 Celebrate Independence Day on the banks of the Hudson at the ALL-WHITE MASQUERADE PARTY & FASHION SHOW at Orama Restaurant in Edgewater. Enjoy music and an all-white fashion show presented by Hi Maintenance Couture starting at 3 p.m., and don’t forget your mask. Tickets range from $40–$150. For more info visit eventbrite.com or contact Orama Restaurant at 201.945.2020. JULY 4 For a FIREWORKS DISPLAY worthy of the day, grab the whole family and head over to Overpeck County Park in Leonia. This FREE fireworks event kicks off at dusk and is part of the Sports Boosters Carnival (open July 1–8). After the show, take advantage of the rides, food, entertainment and everything else the carnival has to offer. Admission to the carnival is FREE but rides vary in price. Visit leonianj.gov for details. JULY 15 Get rid of your old junk or find a new treasure at the TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE that will run from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in Teaneck. To get more information about how you can participate as a seller, visit teanecknj.gov.

JULY 18 You’ve never been to a block party quite like the ENGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET. Enjoy food from area restaurants and music from local musicians from 5–11 p.m. The rain date is July 19 at the same time. Admission: FREE. For more information visit njvendors.com. JULY 26 Bergen Performing Arts Center is hosting LADIES OF LAUGHTER, a fun evening of performances by some of New Jersey’s funniest women. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $29. Get yours now at bergenpac.org. 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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From better roads to a business district improvement plan, there’s a lot happening in downtown Emerson. And Turkish restaurant Cinar is the town’s new “happening” spot for dining and drinking. The decor of the expansive dining room is fairly simple, with the exception of the Turkish mosaic light fixtures that hang from the ceiling above each table. On the same floor is a large bar area, where my companion for the night ordered an Elderflower Collins for an evening sip. To start, I upped my iron intake with an order of calf’s liver. The breaded liver was chopped into morsels, each piece fried to a perfect crisp and delightful with or without

the accompanying veggies. Of course, liver is an acquired taste, and I had the plate all to myself when my friend, much to my pleasure, opted against a second bite. She started with kibbeh, fried wheat balls stuffed with sauteed beef and herbs. The accompanying yogurt sauce added the right amount of zest to the app. “It’s like a Turkish comfort food,” she remarked. I typically order kebab when I dine at a Turkish or Persian restaurant, but on this night I opted to try Cinar’s stuffed eggplant. It’s a traditional Turkish dish, and Cinar fills the fried baby eggplant with ground lamb, tomatoes, bell peppers and other vegetables. Their version is easily one of the best that I’ve tried. A ring of yogurt sauce surrounded the eggplant, giving the dish high marks for presentation and overall flavor. Continuing her desire for comfort food, my friend ordered baby okra with chicken for her main course. The piping hot stew came in a large bowl overflowing with a broth containing cherry tomatoes, onions, peppers and bulgur. (You can choose either the wheat-based bulgur or rice.) It’s comfort food at its finest, she said. With enough room saved in our tummies, we each excitedly picked a sweet from

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the dessert menu. I couldn’t pass up the kazandibi, a popular Turkish milk pudding. The housemade treat came with a golden brown caramelized topping. Its presentation made the grade, but the highlight of the pudding was definitely its sweet but not overpowering flavor. My companion went with the poached pear, which she graciously shared with me. Like the kazandibi, her dessert was pleasing to all the senses. The fruit was covered in a sweet red wine sauce and paired with vanilla ice cream and a heaping portion of pismaniye, Turkish pulled sugar that melts in your mouth like cotton candy. We capped the meal with thick Turkish coffee. Following Turkish tradition, we used the excess coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup to read our fortunes. (We asked our server for fortune-telling assistance.) My companion’s fortune stated something about a nice trip or vacation on the horizon. Mine was about good health. For Cinar, their future is crystal clear— there’s plenty of good food and busy nights on the way. —Darius Amos Cinar, 214 Kinderkamack Rd., Emerson, 201.523.9284; cinarnj.com

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Where To Eat

Getting three square meals a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. ROCCA 203 Rock Rd. 201.670.4945 roccanj.com

HACKENSACK BANGKOK GARDEN 261 Main St. 201.487.2620 bangkokgarden-nj.com HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq. 201.488.5667 hillstone.com LOTUS CAFÉ 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.7070 lotuscafe hackensack.com

Wyckoff’s T.S. Ma has a menu full of fresh, authentic Chinese dishes.

ALLENDALE

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ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL 67 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.3197 allendalebarandgrill.com

HANAMI 41 Union Ave. 201.541.7575 hanamirestaurant.com

BHOJ 430 Market St. 201.797.6800 bhoj.us

SAMDAN 178 Piermont Rd. 201.816.7343 samdanrestaurant.com

MYKONOS TAVERNA 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com

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ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

GARFIELD

ALLENDALE EATS 101 W. Allendale Ave. 201.825.0110 allendaleeats.com MASA SUSHI & GRILL 81 W. Allendale Ave. 201.934.6616 masasushiandgrill.com

YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

ALPINE

CUBAN EDDIE’S 110 W. Shore Ave. 201.338.2382 cubaneddies.net

KIKU 385-9 Route 9W 201.767.6322

CARLSTADT BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South 201.933.4000 biggiesclambar.com IL VILLAGGIO 651 Route 17 North 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

DUMONT

GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 grantstreetcafe.com IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

PATSY’S 332 Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627

BISTRO 399 399 Midland Ave. 973.928.4488 bistro399.com

TWISTED ELM 435 River Dr. 201.791.3705 twistedelm.com

LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com

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FRANCO’S PIZZA 207 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.8111 francospizzanj.com

GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com

PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

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RANCHERO CANTINA 214 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.523.9250 rancherocantina.com

NECTAR CAFE 175 Rock Rd. 201.857.0825 nectarcafenj.com

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ROSA MEXICANO 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENDIX DINER Route 17 North & Williams St. 201.288.0143 THE HEIGHTS BAR & GRILL 163 Boulevard 201.288.9338 IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com

HILLSDALE CINCO DE MAYO 116 Broadway 201.722.1172 cincodemayo hillsdale.com THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 matsunj.com

LITTLE FERRY THE CAKE LOUNGE 389 Liberty St.

201.336.9819 thecakelounge.com MINADO 1 Valley Rd. 201.931.1522 minado.com

LODI PENANG 334 N. Main St. 973.779.1128 penangcuisine.com REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarnj.com

LYNDHURST HAROLD’S NEW YORK DELI 10 Polito Ave. 201.935.2600 LEE’S HAWAIIAN ISLANDER 768 Stuyvesant Ave. 201.939.3777

MAYWOOD ANGELO’S GREEK TAVERNA 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 OAK ALE HOUSE 26 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.1551 oakalehousenj.com THE SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com

MOONACHIE BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarelli restaurant.com BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266 segoviarestaurant.com

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SADDLE BROOK DINER 30 Market St. 201.843.5929 saddlebrookdiner.com

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PANCHO’S BURRITOS 214 Main St. 201.225.2554 panchosburritos.com

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

TOROS 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

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NORWOOD COUSINS PIZZA 450 Livingston St. 201.767.4300 cousinsnorwoodnj.com DIMORA RISTORANTE 100 Piermont Rd. 201.750.5000 dimoraristorante.com

ORADELL RED APPLE RESTAURANT 235 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.986.1800 redappleoradell.com

PALISADES PARK MESON MADRID 343 Bergen Blvd. 201.947.1038 mesonmadrid.com SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998

ROCHELLE PARK THE DOG AND CASK 55 Route 17 South 201.845.5101 thedogandcask.com NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com WOODSTONE PIZZA BAR AND GRILL 352 W. Passaic St. 201.845.7600 woodstonepizza barandgrill.com

SADDLE BROOK MATSUYA 490 Market St. 201.843.5811 matsuya steakhouse.com MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. 201.797.0070 midlandbrewhouse.com QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

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PLAZA 46 DINER 380 Route 46 West 201.440.3704

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

WALDWICK AMSTER’S PROSPECT TAVERN 18 W. Prospect St. 201.652.9819 amstersprospect tavern.mealpoint.us ANDREA’S 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurant nj.com LA VIE EN ROSE 10 W. Prospect St. 201.652.8880 lavieenrosebakery cafe.com NELLIE’S PLACE 9 Franklin Tpk. 201.652.8626 nelliesplacenj.com

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A TABLE ALFRESCO CLOSTER LOCALE RESTAURANT & BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

EDGEWATER BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartsedgewater. com FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse. com GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com

DOG HOUSE SALOON & GRILL 270 Pascack Rd. 201.722.1820

HAVEN RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR 45 River Rd. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com

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ORAMA 595 River Rd. 201.945.2020 orama.com

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

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

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BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 36 N. Van Brunt St. 201.608.5545 biddyomalleys.com

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SOLAIA 22 N. Van Brunt St. 201.871.7155 solaiarestaurant.com

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

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

FORT LEE CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net

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 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

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

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RIDGEWOOD CRAVINGS TAPAS 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com LA LANTERNA CAFE & GRILL 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaofridgewood. com

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

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

MONTVALE

PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com

PARK RIDGE PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818

RAMSEY BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 1315 Route 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

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BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexicancafé. com

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BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 bacarigrill.com

LILI’S BISTRO 251 Pascack Rd. 201.664.5454 lilisbistronj.com

When Mother Nature cooperates and the weather is simply too gorgeous to dine indoors, head to one of these alfresco hot spots. Garden courtyards, waterfront patios, rooftop decks, lively sidewalk seating— you’ll find it all in Bergen County.

RIVER VALE CHERRY BROOK RESTAURANT & BAR 660 Rivervale Rd. 201 391-2300 rivervalecc.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

TEANECK 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

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