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VOLUME 17 ISSUE 10 | NOVEMBER 2017

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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Easy Autumn Eats | 54

A five-star meal without the fuss? Yes, courtesy of five Bergen chefs who share their super-simple, extra-hearty recipes.

Cook By the Book? | 60

A group of area chefs are way past that stage, but they keep these cherished volumes handy for culinary inspiration.

Turkey Day, Your Way | 62

In an exclusive interview, the Broadway/ TV/film star is talking about Dolly Parton, how she prepared for Hairspray Live! in just four days and why (surprise!) she sometimes drops an f-bomb or two. Cover photo by Yvonne Marki

Here’s how five local families do Thanksgiving.

A Chat With Kristin Chenoweth | 106

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Departments Local Buzz | 15 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Bergen County.

For Men Only | 22

A cache of casual classics and accessories are sure to freshen up your fall wardrobe.

Style Watch | 26

These sunglasses will have you looking—and feeling—like a million bucks.

Jewelry Box | 28

Dressed up or down, link chains can easily hold your look together.

Home Front | 30

Check out the rich shade of chestnut—it’ll make a powerful statement anywhere you use it.

Talk of the Town | 32

Despite the big companies there, Montvale has a small-town feel.

Fitness | 74

Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat.

Escapes | 76

After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is more splendidly regal than ever.

Power Food | 91

Don’t sell celery short—savvy folks are rediscovering this lean, green nutrition machine.

Tastes | 92

These sweet treats may be free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar, but they’re packed with allaround deliciousness!

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Spirits | 98

Temperatures are dropping, but you’ll warm right up with this Hot Toddy.

Restaurant Review | 112

Red, White and Pasta in Englewood recreates the authentic Italian flavors found in Grandma’s kitchen.

Gatherings | 126

Photos from recent events in and around the county.

A Bergen Moment | 128 When Lynda Sheeler took this picture of a mother/son enjoying a crisp fall day, the Tenafly photographer immediately knew it was “the shot of the day.”

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Food for thought I have to admit: My staff and I love our annual food issue. We all possess various degrees of fanaticism when it comes to eating: Some of us are self-described epicures; others simply must nab a seat at every new restaurant that springs up; others are devoted to various cooking shows; the rest of us frequent farmers’ markets, buy organic, are into sustainability, and even cook! One thing is certain: We all love to eat! But even if you do none of this (except eat, of course), you’re bound to get a thrill out of finding out which cookbooks local chefs consider their bibles (page 58). And we hope you’ll have fun recreating the “simple” recipes provided by other top Bergen County chefs—recipes that provide a siren call to autumn by way of the dish’s seasonality or color (page 52). Speaking of seasonal eats, turn to “Autumn Harvest” on page 92 for some sweet treats that are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar. Of course, there’s plenty of food that tastes good and provides a health boost too. Turn to page 91 to learn about celery, the lean, green nutrition machine that adds texture to soups and salads or perfectly accompanies your favorite dip. It’s no secret that we love to eat, but there are more ways to the heart than with food. In a BERGEN exclusive, the alwaysperky Kristin Chenoweth talks about her TV and stage career and her dream of playing the role of her idol, Dolly Parton, in an upcoming production (page 106). What else warms the heart? Read the Thanksgiving traditions of five local families; each group does something different on Turkey Day, but there’s one common denominator: Everyone spends time with loved ones (page 60). And flip to “It’s A Hit” on page 72 to read about boutique boxing, a fitness trend that’ll benefit your ticker. That’s not all you’ll find in this month’s issue. Check out the season’s coolest sunglasses (page 26) and chain jewelry that will certainly hold your look together this fall (page 28). Guys looking for casual and classic pieces to add to their collection are in luck— we give you wonderful options on page 22. Enjoy these and all of the articles in our Food Issue. We wish you plenty of days of good food, fun, family and friends, and a wonderful Thanksgiving to all!

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Already in a panic over preparing Thanksgiving dinner— or any major meal, for that matter? Avoid the anxiety by honing your culinary skills at one of the many cooking classes offered in Bergen County. Le Gourmet Factory & LGF Cooking School LGF Cooking School offers cooking classes for all ages and skill levels and hosts parties for both kids and adults. You can learn how to make chocolate, holiday appetizers and five different ways to cook chicken. Visit the school’s website to sign up for a class or reserve space for your next party. Le Gourmet Factory & LGF Cooking School, 176 S. Van Brunt St., Englewood, 201.408.5471, lgfcookingschool.com

Ridgewood Culinary Studio Kids and adults alike can sign up for classes or hold their parties at the Ridgewood Culinary Studio. Courses range from “Basic Culinary Arts” for children to “Harvest Soups” for adults. The studio also invites locals to host a “Girls Night In” or birthday party, with chefs available for one-onone instruction. Ridgewood Culinary Studio, 223 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.447.2665, ridgewoodculinarystudio.com

Ramsey Adult School Ramsey Adult School offers a myriad of adult classes that will teach you everything from the culinary basics to chef-standard techniques. Starting in late fall, the school will be hosting a “Classic Croissants Made Easy” course and a “Brittles & Bark” class for the holiday season. Learn more and register on its website—culinary excellence is only a click away. Ramsey Adult School, 265 E. Main St., Ramsey, 201.327.2025, ramseyadultschool.com

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With his new book Adventures with Old Vines, Bergen County native and wine expert Richard Chilton Jr. is promising to turn any novice into a vino connoisseur. But how did the author become a wine pro? It all began at his Ho-Ho-Kus home: When Chilton’s family had to decide what to do with an old bomb shelter that was sitting unused on their property, they had a brilliant idea: Transform the space into a wine cellar. Today, that cellar holds racks of tasting wines from various regions, while Chilton himself is now co-owner of Hourglass Winery in California’s Napa Valley. And lucky for us, he wants to share some of his knowledge about vino. One tidbit: Did you know that there are two kinds of wine tastings: vertical and horizontal? During a vertical tasting, you sample a range of the same wine to see how its taste has changed throughout the years. A horizontal tasting consists of wines from the same year made by different producers.

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Culinary Corner RADICCHIO-USLY GOOD FOOD As its name suggests, Ridgewood restaurant Radicchio Pasta & Risotto Company specializes in pasta and risotto—but with a twist. The eatery offers variations on the Italian staples, like rigatoni with sausage, clams with linguini, and risotto with Brussels sprouts and lemon. You can also order other main courses like gnocchi with pear, Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts. Patricia Pizarro, 65, of Ridgewood stopped by the restaurant for lunch with a friend one afternoon and now can’t wait for her next visit. “I ordered the beet and goat cheese salad, and she got the warm mushroom salad with truffle oil. Delicious!” she says. “We ended up booking another reservation for ourselves and our spouses.” Radicchio just opened a new spot in Manhattan, so NYC residents can enjoy a taste of this North Jersey favorite. Radicchio Pasta & Risotto Company, 34 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, 201.670.7311, radicchiopastaandrisotto.com

¡DELICIOSO! La Taberna, one of Dumont’s newest restaurants, is bringing a taste of Spain to Bergen. The eatery boasts a tapas menu—aka one that features small, shareable plates—with an Iberic ham and cheese platter and Spanish chorizo to be enjoyed before dinner or simply with drinks. The selection of small plates features items like empanadas made with beef or chicken, croquettes stuffed with ham, shrimp or chicken, and house meatballs. Devan Bhagat, 43, of Closter, for one, was more than pleased with the offerings.

“We ordered and shared the meatballs, beet and walnut salad and croquettes,” says Bhagat, who took his wife out for an impromptu dinner at the restaurant. “The defacto winner was the croquettes. We’ll be heading back to La Taberna soon.” La Taberna, 31 W. Madison Ave., Dumont, 201.374.1661

SEASONAL DELIGHTS At first glance, Esty Street in Park Ridge could be mistaken for a “library in an old mansion,” says frequent patron Melissa Teger, 47, of Paramus, who noted that “the atmosphere was warm and inviting,” with shelves stacked high with books and Frank Sinatra playing by the bar. “We ordered a special of sashimi tuna and salmon in a crisp wonton shell, which sat on a bed of seaweed salad,” says Teger. “The sweet mango salad was the perfect accompaniment to this dish.” Esty Street has been around for a number of years but just unveiled its new autumn menu; it boasts ingredients like Hen of the Wood mushrooms and maple syrup-roasted apples to match the season. Even the desserts sound festive: French cake with red wine-poached pears, anyone? Esty Street, 86 Spring Valley Rd., Park Ridge, 201.307.1515, estystreet.com

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Have you heard the delicious news? National French Toast Day is Nov. 28! And since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you now have two excuses to enjoy the sticky-sweet staple. Here are a few Bergen spots that have put a spin on French toast. Patisserie Florentine 10 S. Dean St. Englewood 201.408.4890 pattiserieflorentine.com Try this: Briochette, French toast with almond cream and a vanilla Anglaise Maywood Pancake House 92 W. Pleasant Ave. Maywood 201.880.7842 maywoodpancakehouse.com Try this: Cranberry Orange Challah French Toast La Vie en Rose Bakery Café 10 W. Prospect St. Waldwick 201.652.8880 lavieenrose.com Try this: Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese Northvale Classic Diner 247 Livingston St. Northvale 201.767.6267 Try this: French Toast Tiramasu Tower, with strawberries, mascarpone cream cheese and raspberry sauce

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Kim Garcia had a run of bad luck in mid-September: First, the Hillsdale resident got a flat tire on the side of Route 4. Then, after changing the tire and getting home, she realized her engagement ring was missing. Garcia swiftly called the Paramus Police Department to file a report, but when she and a few officers searched the site and came up empty-handed, it seemed the ring was gone for good. Until, that is, Officer John Henderson spent his free patrol time scouring the area the next day—and found Garcia’s bauble near the roadway. “It just happened to be the perfect time when I went back to look,” says Henderson. “The sun was shining right onto the ring, making it sparkle.” The Paramus police officer adds that he was more than happy to help—especially after seeing Garcia’s sadness when she filed the police report.“Her reaction to losing the ring just stuck with me, and it was amazing to be able to return it to her in perfect condition.”

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mark your calendar: This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. The night will include live performances from 7 to 9 p.m., and the tree will be lit until Jan. 7, 2018. The Rockefeller tree tradition, which began back in 1933, is as popular as ever—an estimated 125 million people visit it every year.

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“SHOULD I STAY IN NEW YORK OR TRY NEW JERSEY?” Chef Bosetti has been a Montclair resident for nearly a decade, and today he lives there with his wife and two young school-aged boys. As he pondered his next move while driving his children to school one day, he thought, “I like New Jersey. We chose to raise our family here. Why not open a restaurant here?” And so he did! It wasn’t long before he and his partners unveiled Trattoria Giotto (formerly Valentino’s in the Park) at 15 Park Avenue in Rutherford in early May 2017.

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HOUSING COSTS The median home value in Montvale is currently $558,800—up 1.4 percent over last year and predicted to rise 1.6 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

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Montvale Despite the big companies there, this northern borough has a small-town feel. Known for the large number of big companies either headquartered or boasting a large presence within the borough (Benjamin Moore, Western Union, KPMG, Ingersoll-Rand and, now, the first northern New Jersey location of Wegmans), Montvale has much to offer its roughly 8,500 residents in its four square miles on the border of New York State, including lower taxes thanks to the multitude of corporations located there. Dutch settlers arrived in the area in the 1700s, and Montvale was mainly farmland for many years. It was incorporated as a borough in 1894 from portions of Orvil Township and Washington Township, partly because schools in surrounding towns were beginning to close their doors to non-resident students. So Montvale formed its own municipality and opened its own schools, which now consist of Memorial Elementary School for students in preK-4, Fieldstone Middle School for grades 5-8 and Pascack Hills High School, which also educates students from neighboring Woodcliff Lake. Saint Joseph Regional High School, a well-rated

Catholic school for boys, is also located in Montvale. Residents enjoy easy access to New York City on the Pascack Valley Line, with Montvale’s train station located at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue, which would become the town’s center after the Erie Railroad built the station there in 1891. There are several shopping plazas within Montvale, including the new Shoppes at DePiero Farm; built on the site of the former DePiero’s Farm (family-run since 1924), it now operates a farmstand and greenhouses on a smaller piece of land nearby. The new plaza houses the long-awaited Wegmans, in addition to other stores such as Ulta Beauty and AT&T and restaurants including Chipotle. Residents do much of their shopping at nearby Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake or malls in Nanuet, N.Y., about 8 miles north, or Paramus, which is 15 miles south. It’s easy to get around, thanks to the Garden State Parkway passing through Montvale at exit 172 (the last northbound exit in New Jersey).

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There are a myriad of dining choices in Montvale. Locals rave about Bellissimo, an upscale BYO Italian restaurant; Hearth & Tap, a gastropub; Fire & Oak, an American restaurant with a trendy vibe; and Aldo & Gianni, an old-school, white tablecloth Italian restaurant. More casual options include Davey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Momma’s Kitchen and Stein’s Gourmet Cafe, known for its bagels and deli sandwiches. Those craving more exotic fare can choose from Johnny’s Roll House, Gen Sushi & Hibachi and Yuki Japanese Restaurant.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME Approximately $110,635, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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LORI E. GRIFA Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 ARTHUR M. NEISS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 CAROLINA THERESA CURBELO Carolina T. Curbelo, LLC 151 West Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.704.5142 ANTHONY F. LA BUE De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 RYAN J. SCERBO De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 JOSHUA WOOD DENBEAUX Denbeaux & Denbeaux 366 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.8855 JOHN P. FAZZIO Fazzio Law Offices 164 Franklin Tpke. Mahwah, NJ 07430 201.529.8024 WILLIAM J. VOLONTE Kim & Bae, PC 2160 North Central Rd., Ste. 303 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.585.2288 JOHN F. MURANO Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400 ALEXANDER G. PAPPAS Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION GERALD C. ESCALA Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza S–W Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000

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MARY ANN T. STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

VALERIE A. VLADYKA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600

PETER E. DOYNE Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

DAVID TORCHIN Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200

GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

AVIATION, ADMIRALTY, MARITIME AND TRANSPORTATION

DANIEL P. MECCA The Mecca Law Firm 87 South Farview Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 877.551.3012

GINO A. ZONGHETTI Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 251 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.6655

ANTITRUST LAW

BANKING AND FINANCIAL

JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208, P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 JEFFREY DAVID SMITH De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

APPELLATE LAW ANDREW THOMAS FEDE Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 IRA E. WEINER Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208, P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

DAVID EDELBERG Cullen & Dykman LLP 433 Hackensack Ave., 12th Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1300 KENNETH LLOYD BAUM Kenneth L. Baum LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.3030 ERIC R. PERKINS Mc Elroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP 40 West Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.6722 JOHN F. MURANO Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400

PAUL SCHOONMAK DOHERTY Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

GIANFRANCO A. PIETRAFESA Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000

THOMAS LOIKITH Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.1080

MARTIN W. KAFAFIAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 THOMAS JEROME CANGIALOSI Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

AUDRA DE PAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600

RICHARD R. KAHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

BENJAMIN CLARKE De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

MICHAEL D. SIROTA Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000

ADOLPH A. ROMEI Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

CLARA S. LICATA Clara S Licata 700 Godwin Ave., Ste 210 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.612.1170

THOMAS A. ABBATE De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

ALEX A. PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

BANKRUPTCY AND WORKOUT JEFFREY W. HERRMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY

BUSINESS LAW

ADOLPH A. ROMEI Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 JEREMY STEVEN PICCINI Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 JOSEPH B. BROWN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALLEN SUSSER Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

MICHAEL A. AUSTIN Conte Clayton And Austin, PA 666 Godwin Ave., Ste. 320 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.904.2007 PETER E. LEMBESIS Dunn Lambert, LLC 80 Route 4 East The Atrium Paramus, NJ 07652 201.291.0700 MIRIAM W. HERMANN Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 SCOTT D. JACOBSON Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 ROCCO J. LA BELLA Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 RAYMOND BARTO Kaps & Barto 15 Warren St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.5277 CHRISTOPHER NUCIFORA Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 251 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.6655 JOHN A. CONTE Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 FABIOLA E. RUIZ-DOOLAN Ruiz Doolan Law Firm 27 Warren St., Ste. 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.5563 STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200 JOHN JOSEPH TENAGLIA Tenaglia & Hunt, PA 395 West Passaic St., Ste. 205 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.820.6001 LORI A. JOHNSON Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

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GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202

ROBERT ZELLER Zeller Law LLC 2 Forest Ave. Oradell, NJ 07649 201.488.5000

STUART REISER Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900

CHANCERY PRACTICE THOMAS J. HERTEN Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 GERALD R. SALERNO Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman 21 Main St., Ste. 100 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.4747 CRISTINA Z. SINCLAIR Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 CHARLES ROBERT COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ANDREW R. MACKLIN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 JOSHUA WOOD DENBEAUX Denbeaux & Denbeaux 366 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.8855 SCOTT D. JACOBSON Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 CHRISTOPHER L. WEISS Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 ARTHUR P. ZUCKER Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 RAYMOND BARTO Kaps & Barto 15 Warren St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.5277 FRANK HOLAHAN Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460

PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALEX JOHN KEOSKEY De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

WILLIAM I. STRASSER Strasser & Associates PC 7 East Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.445.9001

JOSHUA WOOD DENBEAUX Denbeaux & Denbeaux 366 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.8855

RICHARD JARED STEPP Stratton Stepp, LLP 2 University Plaza Dr., Ste. 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.464.2040

BARRY D. EPSTEIN Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 West Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.918.3560

KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 West Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.918.3560

GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

CIVIL TRIAL MICHAEL DAVID BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Lane Second Floor West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600 ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 JEFFREY W. HERRMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 LEONARD ZEE KAUFMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

SCOTT D. JACOBSON Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 CHRISTOPHER L. WEISS Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 ARTHUR P. ZUCKER Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 JEFFREY SCOTT HASSON Jeffrey S. Hasson, PC 320 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.0300 MARY C. MC DONNELL Pfund Mc Donnell PC 139 Prospect St., 2nd Fl. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.857.5040 JOHN J. ROBERTELLI Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460 STUART REISER Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION NIMA AMERI Ameri & Associates 58-60 Main St.,3rd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.8999 MICHAEL S. HORN Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 DANIEL A. GRONDA Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 CHARLES ROBERT COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 MATTHEW F. GATELY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 JEFFREY W. HERRMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALEX A. PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 KELLY MAGNUS PURCARO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

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STEVEN R. KLEIN Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000 ALEX JOHN KEOSKEY De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 PETER E. LEMBESIS Dunn Lambert, LLC 80 Route 4 East The Atrium Paramus, NJ 07652 201.291.0700 PETER E. DOYNE Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 ARTHUR P. ZUCKER Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110 PAUL SCHOONMAK DOHERTY Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056 JEREMY B. STEIN Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056 RAYMOND BARTO Kaps & Barto 15 Warren St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.5277 SALVATORE A. GIAMPICCOLO Mc Elroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP 40 West Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.6722

STEVE MATTHEW KALEBIC Steve M. Kalebic, PC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.1500

JENNIFER MELISSA MENDELSOHN Jennifer M. Mendelsohn 16-00 Route 208 South, Ste. 302 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.796.7700

JAMES T. HUNT Tenaglia & Hunt, PA 395 West Passaic St., Ste. 205 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.820.6003

JOHN F. MURANO Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400

DAMON T. KAMVOSOULIS The Kamvosoulis Law Firm, LLC 200 Passaic St., 2nd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.997.2200

ERICA LEIGH FIELDS Tenaglia & Hunt, PA 395 West Passaic St., Ste. 205 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.820.6001

KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

GARY S. REDISH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

CONSTRUCTION ANDREW R. MACKLIN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 RICHARD M. ROSA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056 ROBERT S. DOWD Robert S. Dowd, Jr. LLC 100 Challenger Rd., Ste. 100 Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 201.489.3900 JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & Mc Laughlin Pa 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.9898

MICHAEL S. STEIN Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

JASON T. SHAFRON Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Ste. 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

JASON T. SHAFRON Shafron Law Group, LLC 2 University Plaza Dr., Ste. 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.7200

STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200

STUART REISER Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900

LEE M. TESSER Tesser & Cohen 946 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.1100

STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200

FREDERIC CARL GOETZ Frederic C. Goetz, LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.313.4500

DOMINICK SUCCARDI Ameri & Associates 58-60 Main St.,3rd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.8999

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

JAMES T. HUNT Tenaglia & Hunt, PA 395 West Passaic St., Ste. 205 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.820.6003

KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 EDWARD W. CILLICK Cillick & Smith 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.0808 JOSHUA PETER COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 RICHARD F. REGAN De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 RAYMOND F. FLOOD Flood & Basile 39 Hudson St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.0700 JASON ERROL FOY Foy & Seplowitz, LLC 105 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071 JAMES B. SEPLOWITZ Foy & Seplowitz, LLC 105 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071 DENNIS F. CALO Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

MARC ERIK LEIBMAN Kaufman Semeraro & Leibman LLP 2 Executive Dr., Ste. 530 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.947.8855

LAURA VENDITTI ORTIZIO Finnerty Canda & Concannon 17-17 Route 208 North Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.845.4000

LINDA J. PETERSON Guston & Guston, LLP 55 Harristown Rd., Ste 106 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.447.6660

BRIAN J. NEARY Law Offices Of Brian J. Neary 21 Main St., Ste. 305 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.0544

JASON CHARLES TUCHMAN Kelly, Kelly & Marotta, LLC 25 East Spring Valley Ave., Ste. 320 Maywood, NJ 07607 201.368.7713

ALLISON BUSCH BUSCH Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

FRANK V. CARBONETTI Lucianna & Lucianna, PA 111 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.9090 NINA C. REMSON Nina C. Remson, LLC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.0308 AIDAN P. O’CONNOR Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 JOSEPH P. REM Rem Law Group 25 East Salem St., Ste. 400 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1234 LAURA SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Ste. 171 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532 WARREN S. SUTNICK Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC 21 Main St., Ste. 171 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4532 DOUGLAS CLAY ANTON The Law Offices Of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.2055

CUSTODY JOSHUA THOM BUCKNER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 KERI LEIGH GREENE Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 JULIE LEE KIM Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 GERI LANDAU SQUIRE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

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AMANDA SLOAN TRIGG Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC 21 Main St., Ste. 250 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161 BRIAN E. SHEA Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 CARRIE SUSAN SCHULTZ Schultz & Associates, LLC 55 Hudson St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.9770 BRIAN C. MARTEL Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 RAQUEL M. FREITAS Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri, D’amato, Beane & Buckner, PA 887 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 3 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.967.5060

GINA M. LO BUE Janet B. Lurie 32 Mercer St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.8939 BRUCE L. NUSSMAN Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Fahri LLP 190 Moore St., Ste. 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7211 NAOMI B. COLLIER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 REGINA MARIE SPIELBERG Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600

EMINENT DOMAIN

JANELL N. WEINSTEIN Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri, D’amato, Beane & Buckner, PA 887 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 3 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.967.5060

MICHAEL J. ASH De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

EDUCATION

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

REBECCA K. SPAR Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000

MAXIEL L. GOMEZ Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

KAREN FORD EDLER Price Meese Shulman & D’arminio PC 50 Tice Blvd., Ste 380 Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.987.9873

ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOUCES

ROBERT M. JACOBS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

ELDER LAW CHRISTOPHER DIXON BYERS Byers & Byers, PA 201 East Ridgewood Ave. P.O. Box 567 Ridgewood, NJ 07451 201.447.0047

RYAN J. SCERBO De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

ENTERTAINMENT LAW RONALD SCOTT BIENSTOCK Scarinci & Hollenbeck LLC 1100 Valley Brook Ave. P.O. Box 790 Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201.896.4100 DOUGLAS CLAY ANTON The Law Offices Of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.2055

ENVIRONMENTAL DANIELE CERVINO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 LEONARD ZEE KAUFMANN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 RICHARD J. ERICSSON Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000 HOWARD P. DAVIS Howard Davis, PC 580 Sylvan Ave., Ste. 2D Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.541.9737 MICHAEL G. STINGONE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

GENERAL PRACTICE DAVID L. RUTHERFORD David L. Rutherford 141 Dayton St. P.O. Box 5108 Ridgewood, NJ 07451 201.652.8500 STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200 DAMON T. KAMVOSOULIS The Kamvosoulis Law Firm, LLC 200 Passaic St., 2nd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.997.2200

HEALTH CARE LAW ROBERT ALAN BLASS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 RICHARD G. LYONS Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 GINA L. CAMPANELLA Campanella Law Office LLC 356 Franklin Ave., 2nd Fl. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.3726 MITCHELL J. DECTER Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

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DAMON T. KAMVOSOULIS The Kamvosoulis Law Firm, LLC 200 Passaic St., 2nd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.997.2200

IMMIGRATION LAW JERARD A. GONZALEZ Bastarrika Soto Gonzalez & Somohano LLP 90 Main St., Ste. 308 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.212.4572 CAROLINA THERESA CURBELO Carolina T. Curbelo, LLC 151 West Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.704.5142 JEFFREY B. STEINFELD Jeffrey B Steinfeld PC 27 Warren St., Ste. 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.3500 PRERAK A. ZAVERI Zaveri Law Firm, PC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.289.5393

INSURANCE PETER E. MUELLER Harwood Lloyd, LLC 130 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.1080 DAWN ATTWOOD Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS CRISTIN M. KEEGAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT KIMBERLY ANNE CAPADONA Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 MARC WAYNE GARBAR Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 CHARLES ROBERT COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALEX A. PISAREVSKY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 RANDI WELLER KOCHMAN Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000

DAVID T. PFUND Pfund Mc Donnell PC 139 Prospect St., 2nd Fl. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.857.5040

DENNIS F. CALO Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

MICHAEL JOHN JONES Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460

LEONARD P. ROSA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

FRANK MICHAEL COSCIA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600

ANNA MARIA TEJADA Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 251 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.6655

VALERIE A. VLADYKA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600

MAXIEL L. GOMEZ Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 MARY C. MC DONNELL Pfund Mc Donnell PC 139 Prospect St., 2nd Fl. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.857.5040

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GERALD A. SHEPARD Pfund Mc Donnell PC 139 Prospect St., 2nd Fl. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.857.5040 ROBERT J. MANCINELLI Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 KENNETH K. LEHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

LITIGATION

ARTHUR N. CHAGARIS Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 DANIEL A. GRONDA Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 CHARLES ROBERT COHEN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 AUDRA DE PAOLO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 MATTHEW F. GATELY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 BARRY A. KNOPF Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 PETER S. PEARLMAN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALICE M. BERGEN De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

ALEX JOHN KEOSKEY De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 AMY E. SHOTMEYER De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 PETER E. LEMBESIS Dunn Lambert, LLC 80 Route 4 East The Atrium Paramus, NJ 07652 201.291.0700 JEFFREY SCOTT HASSON Jeffrey S. Hasson, PC 320 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.0300

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

JEFFREY S. BROWN Garfunkel Wild PC 411 Hackensack Ave., 5th Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.883.1030

CARA FRANCES LANDOLFI Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Fahri LLP 190 Moore St., Ste. 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7211 GEOFFREY D. MUELLER Law Office Of Geoffrey D. Mueller, LLC 610 East Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.2533 DAVID T. PFUND Pfund Mc Donnell PC 139 Prospect St., 2nd Fl. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.857.5040 JOHN A. CONTE Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 STUART REISER Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 STEPHEN W. BIALKOWSKI Stephen Bialkowski, LLC 275 North Franklin Tpke., Ste. 210 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201.962.9200 NIMA ASHTYANI Stratton Stepp, LLP 2 University Plaza Dr., Ste. 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.464.2040 DAMON T. KAMVOSOULIS The Kamvosoulis Law Firm, LLC 200 Passaic St., 2nd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.997.2200 MICHAEL J. COHEN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

ROBERT M. JACOBS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW CHRISTEN KOHUT GROSS Aretsky Law Group, PC 19 Main St., #200 Hackensack, NJ 07601 800.537.4154 RICHARD H. WEINER Aronsohn Weiner Salerno & Kaufman 21 Main St., Ste. 100 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.4747 KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 JOSHUA THOM BUCKNER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 KERI LEIGH GREENE Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 BRIAN P. MC CANN Callagy Law 650 From Road, Ste. 565 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.261.1700 JOSHUA PETER COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 JULIE LEE KIM Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 GERI LANDAU SQUIRE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 MARY ANN T. STOKES Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 RICHARD W. ABRAMSON Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000 JOSEPH R. CONTALDI Contaldi And Bai LLC 27 Warren St., Ste, 301 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.9333

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MARILYN J. CANDA Finnerty Canda & Concannon 17-17 Route 208 North Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.845.4000

SILVANA RASO Schepisi & Mc Laughlin Pa 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.500.8914

GREGORY CARBONE EIN Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333

JOHN E. FINNERTY Finnerty Canda & Concannon 17-17 Route 208 North Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.845.4000

MARC J. POLES Schultz & Associates, LLC 55 Hudson St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.9770

KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141

AMANDA M. RIBUSTELLO Finnerty Canda & Concannon 17-17 Route 208 North Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201.845.4000

CARRIE SUSAN SCHULTZ Schultz & Associates, LLC 55 Hudson St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.9770

MICHAEL A. AUSTIN Conte Clayton And Austin, PA 666 Godwin Ave., Ste. 320 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201.904.2007

STEPHANIE FRAN LEHMAN Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

BRIAN C. MARTEL Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900

ELSBETH JANE CRUSIUS Elsbeth J. Crusius, LLC 267 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.857.4224

MICHAEL B. FARHI Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Fahri LLP 190 Moore St., Ste. 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7211 AMANDA SLOAN TRIGG Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC 21 Main St., Ste. 250 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161 MICHAEL E. SPINATO Michael E Spinato PC 65 Harristown Rd. Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201.345.5516 GALIT MOSKOWITZ Moskowitz Law Group 25 Main St., Ste. 603 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.419.6223 JASON DAVID ROTH Murano & Roth, LLC 800 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 202N Oradell, NJ 07649 201.265.3400 VALERIE A. JULES Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 ANNE MARIE FOX Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 BRIAN E. SHEA Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 MARINA GINZBURG Ruiz Doolan Law Firm 27 Warren St., Ste. 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.880.5563

DAVID TORCHIN Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 JANELL N. WEINSTEIN Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri, D’amato, Beane & Buckner, PA 887 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 3 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.967.5060 RONALD M. ABRAMSON Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 DENNIS G. HARRAKA Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 THOMAS R. MCCONNELL Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MUNICIPAL ANDREW THOMAS FEDE Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 MICHAEL DAVID BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Lane Second Floor West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600 ANTIMO ANTHONY DEL VECCHIO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

ROBERT T. REGAN Robert T. Regan, PC 345 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.3344 FRANK MICHAEL COSCIA Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600 DOUGLAS CLAY ANTON The Law Offices Of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.2055 STANLEY TURITZ Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

NEGLIGENCE DONALD A. CAMINITI Breslin & Breslin 41 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.546.5881 RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN Epstein Law Firm, PA 340 West Passaic St. Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.918.3560 JEFFREY SCOTT HASSON Jeffrey S. Hasson, PC 320 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.0300 LAWRENCE HERMAN KLEINER Lawrence H Kleiner LLC 294 Harrington Ave., Ste. 4 Closter, NJ 07624 201.784.5444

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ALEXANDER G. PAPPAS Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460

NON-PROFIT ATTORNEYS THOMAS M. WELLS Wells Jaworski & Liebman LLP 12 Route 17 North P.O. Box 1827 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888

PRODUCT LIABILITY RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ROBERT J. MC GUIRL Robert J. Mc Guirl LLC 295 Spring Valley Rd. Park Ridge, NJ 07656 201.391.8200 DAMON T. KAMVOSOULIS The Kamvosoulis Law Firm, LLC 200 Passaic St., 2nd Fl. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.997.2200

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RICHARD A. SCHNOLL Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALEXANDER G. PAPPAS Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460

REAL ESTATE ARA C. KHOROZIAN Ara Khorozian 550 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 111 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.688.3717 NILUFER OZIZMIR DESCHERER Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 MICHAEL DAVID BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Lane Second Floor West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600

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MARTIN W. KAFAFIAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

KAMILLA B. RODRIGUES Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

RICHARD D. WOLLOCH Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

RICHARD JOSEPH CONTE Richard J. Conte 178 Dayton St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.226.1000

SECURITIES LAW

JOSEPH M. VIGLIOTTI Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 MERCEDES DIEGO Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ALLEN SUSSER Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 ELSBETH JANE CRUSIUS Elsbeth J. Crusius, LLC 267 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.857.4224 GARY HUGHES GIANNANTONIO Giannantonio & Roth LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.0100

ANDREW PHILIP BOLSON Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202

TAX LAW

KHOREN BANDAZIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JEFFREY H. SCHECHTER Cole Schotz PC 25 Main St. Court Plaza North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.3000

JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MARC A. RASO Marc A. Raso, Esq., Attorney at Law, LLC 550 Kinderkamack Rd., Ste. 138 Oradell, NJ 07649 201.977.1960

KURT HARTMANN Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

RICHARD R. KAHN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

JOHN J. VETERI John J. Veteri, Jr. 3 University Plaza, Ste. 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.836.6300

IAN S. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

LISA YAEGER FISCHBERG Lisa D. Fischberg 16 Seneca Terrace Haworth, NJ 07641 201.385.7024

DOUGLAS CLAY ANTON The Law Offices Of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.2055 EMERY C. DUELL Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810

ANDREW STEPHEN ROTH Giannantonio & Roth LLC 167 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.853.0100

FRANCIS AUGUST CIAMBRONE Law Offices Of Francis A. Ciambrone 242 Oradell Ave., 2nd FFl. Paramus, NJ 07652 201.967.0010

SPORTS LAW

JOHN A. SCHEPISI Schepisi & Mc Laughlin Pa 473 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.9898

LORI A. JOHNSON Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

MATTHEW Z. EARLE Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Fahri LLP 190 Moore St., Ste. 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7211

JOSEPH B. BROWN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904

ROBERT J. KLEEBLATT Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 MICHAEL G. STINGONE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

DOMHNALL MUIRIS O’CATHAIN Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC 21 Main St., Ste. 250 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.1161

ROBERT J. PLESS Pless & Habeeb, LLP 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.0900 KENNETH S. APFEL Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900 MARK S. BALIAN Wells Jaworski & Liebman LLP 12 Route 17 North P.O. Box 1827 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888 ARTHUR I. GOLDBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

TRAFFIC LAW MICHAEL DAVID BAER Baer Law Group 412 Cedar Lane Second Floor West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.804.0600

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

KEVIN L. BREMER Bremer Buckner, LLC 2 University Plaza, Ste. 312 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.2141 JOSEPH A. MAURICE Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 MARK MUSELLA Mark Musella LLC 232 Blvd. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.288.1511

WHITE COLLAR CRIME PAUL BOYTON BRICKFIELD Brickfield & Donahue 70 Grand Ave., Ste. 100 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.574.7919 JOSHUA PETER COHN Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.845.9600 MATTHEW F. GATELY Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf 250 Pehle Ave., Ste. 401 Park 80 West–Plaza One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201.430.7904 JEFFREY DAVID SMITH De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100 BRIAN J. NEARY Law Offices Of Brian J. Neary 21 Main St., Ste. 305 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.0544 AIDAN P. O’CONNOR Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES ANDREW J. CEVASCO Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 RICHARD J. CONTANT Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 EIMI SOPHIA FIGLIO Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000

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IRA J. KALTMAN Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 GRACE CATHERINE BERTONE Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 MICHAEL PROFITA De Cotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin LLP 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Glenpointe Centre West Teaneck, NJ 07666 201.928.1100

NICHOLAS A. STRATTON Stratton Stepp, LLP 2 University Plaza Dr., Ste. 100 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.464.2040

MICHAEL B. KATES Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Fahri LLP 190 Moore St., Ste. 306 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.7211

JOHN K. WALSH Walsh & Walsh 55 State St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.7500

PAUL C. KAUFMAN Kaufman Semeraro & Leibman LLP Two Executive Dr., Ste. 530 Ste 530 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.947.8855

MARK S. BALIAN Wells Jaworski & Liebman LLP 12 Route 17 North P.O. Box 1827 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888

MARK D. MADAIO Mark Daniel Madaio 29 Legion Dr. Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201.385.3788

ROCCO J. LA BELLA Ferro Labella & Zucker, LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.489.9110

MARTIN JOSEPH DEVER Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

SCOTT R. LIPPERT Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200

NAIM BULBULIA Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC 65 Route 4 East, Ste. 6 River Edge, NJ 07661 201.441.9056

JEFFREY L. LOVE Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

ROBERT T. REGAN Robert T. Regan, PC 345 Kinderkamack Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201.664.3344

MARIO G. BAI Law Offices Of Contaldi And Bai LLC 27 Warren St., Ste. 301 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.9333

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MARTIN M. SHENKMAN Martin M. Shenkman, PC 400 Kelby St., 12th Fl. Parker Plaza Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.845.8400 NAOMI B. COLLIER Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 ROBERT J. PLESS Pless & Habeeb, LLP 3 University Plaza Dr., Ste 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.0900 FRANK HOLAHAN Rivkin Radler, LLP 21 Main St., Ste. 158 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.287.2460 LAWRENCE N. MEYERSON Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 REGINA MARIE SPIELBERG Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP 115 West Century Rd., Ste. 101 Country Club Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600 KENNETH S. APFEL Shapiro Croland Reiser Apfel & Di Iorio LLP 411 Hackensack Ave., 6th Fl. Continental Plaza II Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3900

JAMES W. BOYAN Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC 25 Main St., Ste. 104 Court Plaza South Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.8200 COREY P. MORANO The Morano Law Firm, LLC 27 Madison Ave., Ste. 50 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.598.5019

ZONING, PLANNING AND LAND USE ANDREW THOMAS FEDE Archer & Greiner 21 Main St., Ste. 353 Court Plaza South–West Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.6000 ANTIMO ANTHONY DEL VECCHIO Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 JOHN J. LAMB Beattie Padovano, LLC 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Ste. 208 P.O. Box 244 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.573.1810 JOSEPH A. POJANOWSKI Bertone Piccini LLP 777 Terrace Ave., Ste. 201 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201.483.9333 DAVID L. RUTHERFORD David L. Rutherford 141 Dayton St. P.O. Box 5108 Ridgewood, NJ 07451 201.652.8500

ROBERT J. MANCINELLI Rubenstein Meyerson Fox Mancinelli Conte & Bern 1 Paragon Dr., Ste. 240 Montvale, NJ 07645 201.802.9202 JAMES JOHN DELIA Wells Jaworski & Liebman LLP 12 Route 17 North P.O. Box 1827 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888 STUART D. LIEBMAN Wells Jaworski & Liebman LLP 12 Route 17 North P.O. Box 1827 Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888 JOSEPH L. BASRALIAN Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 BRUCE R. ROSENBERG Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 MARLA W. TAUS Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800 STANLEY TURITZ Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, PC 21 Main St., Ste. 101 Court Plaza South–East Wing Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.487.3800

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

KIMBERLY CAPADONA, GIANFRANCO PIETRAFESA, EIMI FIGLIO, MICHAEL HORN, ANDREW FEDE, ANDREW CEVASCO, LORI GRIFA, THOMAS HERTEN, NILUFER DESCHERER, RICHARD CONTANT, JUDGE GERALD ESCALA (NOT PICTURED)

ARCHER & GREINER P.C.

Court Plaza South, West Wing, 21 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201.342.6000 | archerlaw.com ARCHER’S UNWAVERING commitment to delivering large-firm expertise with small-firm attention, no matter the size of the client, has helped us grow into one of the largest and most trusted law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. The eleven attorneys in Archer’s Hackensack office, counted among the top lawyers in Bergen County, exemplify why Archer continues its long-standing tradition of being the “go-to” firm in the county, as well as the state and why we remain the “staywith” firm among clients. In serving an international, national and local client base, Richard Contant and Thomas Herten have collectively given advice to business clients for over 90 years. Mr. Herten has also consistently been honored as a Super Lawyer for business litigation. Lori Grifa, a member of Archer Public Affairs, the governmental affairs arm of the firm, provides strategic advice to clients who interact with governmental agencies. Nilufer DeScherer, Vice Chair of the firm’s Real Estate and

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Banking Committee, represents regional banks, as well as Fortune 100 real estate clients. Michael Horn and Kimberly Capadona are recognized among the area’s outstanding commercial and employment litigators. Andrew Fede, a Diplomate in Municipal Law, is regularly sought out for land use projects and property tax appeals. Gianfranco Pietrafesa, a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, is one of the state’s leading business lawyers, writer and lecturer. Gerald Escala, J.S.C. (Retired) is called on by lawyers throughout the state to employ his many years of experience on the Superior Court bench to mediate or arbitrate legal disputes. Andrew Cevasco and Eimi Figlio are each highly recognized for their counsel in estate planning and estate litigation. These top lawyers represent the broad spectrum of expertise that Archer offers. Individually and collectively, Archer’s lawyers take pride in their work, their profession and in their firm.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

EDWARD W. CILLICK

CILLICK & SMITH

25 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.0808 | cillickandsmith.com

SIMPLY PUT, the law firm of Cillick & Smith handles cases where people need help. The trusted legal team has a wealth of experience in criminal defense and civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and worker’s compensation. Partners Edward W. Cillick and Suzanne M. Smith treat clients with integrity and compassion and, above all, they know the law and how to get things done. In private practice since 1986, Mr. Cillick has an impressive track record that includes a landmark racial profiling case. Well respected among his peers, he is often appointed by fellow attorneys as a neutral arbitrator and is a sought-after speaker. Most of the firm’s work is through referrals. “It’s gratifying that 90% of our cases come from clients and other attorneys,” says Mr. Cillick. “My partner, Suzanne Smith, and I go to great lengths to help people in the pursuit of justice. Defending the rights of our clients and protecting their freedom is always our number one goal.” In keeping with the firm’s dedication to the rights of all people, Cillick & Smith offers pro bono work to individuals to promote equal access to legal representation for all.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

JOHN E. FINNERTY | MARILYN J. CANDA AMANDA RIBUSTELLO | LAURA ORTIZIO

FINNERTY CANDA & CONCANNON, P.C.

17-17 Route 208 N., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 | 201.845.4000 | familylaw-nj.com FINNERTY CANDA & CONCANNON’S practice is limited to representing clients in family law and related matters. Their approach is simple and clear. Members of the firm believe the most effective representation occurs through a strong client/lawyer relationship with open communication.

The firm’s attorneys advise clients they are the best served by trying to negotiate fair and reasonable settlements. Mr. Finnerty has prepared, tried and litigated precedent setting New Jersey cases throughout his career. The firm prides itself on being tireless, but sensible advocates for their clients.

“When a fact-gathering presentation team between client and lawyer is established, then the objectives and interests of the client can best be satisfied,” states John E. Finnerty, the firm’s founder. This philosophy is shared by all lawyers in the firm. Marilyn J. Canda, Amanda Ribustello, and Laura Ortizio, are also honored by the distinction of Bergen’s Top Lawyers.

Finnerty has a long list of accolades, honors and publications. He was awarded the Saul Tischler Award by the New Jersey State Bar Association for a lifetime of contributions to the advancement of family law and has served as Chairman of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a Senior Editor of the Family Lawyer, the publication arm of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

“No one size fits all in divorce cases,” Finnerty states. “Every family is different and, therefore, every case is different.” Each client receives Finnerty’s monograph, “How to Help Us Help You: The Lawyer Client Presentation Team.” It explains how the litigation dispute resolution system works and what the lawyer requires to be an effective advocate on the clients’ behalf. “I have been doing this work for decades and we try to help clients understand the system and its limitations.”

In 2014, as one of the principal drafters of revisions to the New Jersey alimony statute, Mr. Finnerty along with other representatives from the Matrimony Lawyers Alliance and the New Jersey State Bar Association were responsible for introducing statutory changes to the State’s alimony laws and marshalling them through the legislative process. These changes relate to laws pertaining to modification of agreements or judgments, in case of retirement, cohabitation, loss of job or decreased income.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

STEPHEN BIALKOWSKI

LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN BIALKOWSKI, LLC

275 N. Franklin Turnpike, Suite 210, Ramsey, NJ 07446 | 201.962.9200 | ny-njlaw.com 30 Wall St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10005 | 212.859.3460 WHEN IT COMES to law firms, the Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC has you covered from the ground up. Practicing since 1986, founding partner and Top Lawyer, Stephen Bialkowski and the other lawyers in his firm, are committed to serving the legal needs of the construction community, business owners and those involved with real estate transactions in New York and New Jersey. Prior to entering the practice of the law, Mr. Bialkowski worked for a family-owned construction company where he learned the nuances and complexities of business, construction and real estate development and the disputes that can arise in these industries. After law school, where he was a member of the Law Review, Mr. Bialkowski worked for three of the area’s most prestigious law firms before starting his own practice in 1993. When not representing clients, Mr. Bialkowski demonstrates his

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commitment to his profession by teaching and playing a key role in numerous committees and associations in the legal, construction and real estate communities. He is a professor at NYU where he teaches construction and real estate related law courses and is the recipient of the “NYU Teaching Excellence Award.” Mr. Bialkowski is also a “Distinguished Faculty” lecturer for Lorman Educational Services. As General Counsel of the Construction Roundtable of New Jersey, Mr. Bialkowski is responsible for addressing legal questions presented by the Roundtable’s Executive Committee which is a virtual Who’s Who in the New Jersey Construction Industry. He also served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Born and raised in Bergen County, Mr. Bialkowski is named a Top Lawyer for his unparalleled legal representation in seven (7) categories: Construction Law, Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation, Civil Trial, Alternative Dispute Resolution and General Practice.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

RICHARD J. CONTE

LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD J. CONTE, ESQ.

178 Dayton St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201.226.1000 | contelaw.com RICHARD J. CONTE has been serving clients in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey and New York state for over 21 years. His practice focuses on Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Business Transactions and Estate Planning. With over 50 years of combined experience in the office, Mr. Conte and his team offer clients an unsurpassed level of knowledge and service.

Planning Board. Mr. Conte currently presides as the Municipal Judge for the Boroughs of Paramus and Oradell, and he previously served as prosecutor for the Boroughs of Paramus, Bogota and Hasbrouck Heights. Mr. Conte also frequently hosts business seminars for realtors, financial advisors and mortgage lenders regarding new and emerging trends in the real estate market.

Mr. Conte noted that, “Being named and recognized by peers and colleagues as a top lawyer in the state is certainly an honor. We take great pride in offering our clients what I feel is a unique combination of knowledge and experience with attention to detail and personal service. We truly understand that buying or selling a home, a business or planning your estate are significant ‘life events’ that deserve a commensurate level of legal service and care.”

“Ultimately, our continuous goal is to provide personalized and cost efficient legal service while crafting sound, creative and practical solutions for our clients. If we can meet these standards on a daily basis, then I am confident we will continue to set ourselves apart from others in the business,” said Mr. Conte.

Accentuating Mr. Conte’s legal acumen is his long and distinguished professional career in Bergen County, serving as a councilman for the Borough of Paramus for six years, as well as a member of its

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The firm’s office is located in Ridgewood and Mr. Conte encourages clients to call or email with inquiries, or simply drop by the office at their convenience. “Committed To Helping You Build A Better Future”

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

JOHN A. SCHEPISI SILVANA D. RASO

SCHEPISI & MCLAUGHLIN, P.A.

473 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.569.9898 | schepisi.com

SINCE 1978, Schepisi & McLaughlin has been a mainstay of the Bergen County legal community, providing trusted and experienced counsel. The firm consistently achieves results that pair large firm skill level with small firm attention to detail and superior client service in a way that is cost efficient and highly effective. Founder & President John A. Schepisi and Managing Partner Silvana D. Raso help their clients find real solutions through skilled advocacy and compassionate guidance. Silvana explains that “Our clients immediately know that we take their worries seriously, and that we handle each case the way we would want our own matters handled, no exceptions.� The firm has decades of experience in all civil and commercial litigation, divorce and related issues such as child custody, alimony and property division, as well as real estate transactions, commercial and residential property development and business disputes. This rare combination of experience, efficiency, individualized attention and proven results are among the many reasons that John A. Schepisi and Silvana D. Raso have been named Top Lawyers.

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GALLAGHER CAMPANELLA LLC

356 Franklin Ave., 2nd Floor, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.3726 | gchealthlaw.com GALLAGHER CAMPANELLA is a boutique health care law firm specializing in health care regulatory compliance, transactional matters and litigation. Through years of practice in the fields of health care law, Ms. Nan Gallagher and Ms. Gina Campanella understand the unique needs and concerns of the healthcare industry. A Wyckoff native and active member in the Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Campanella opened her practice as a solo practitioner in 2015. In September 2017, Ms. Campanella launched a partnership with Ms. Gallagher, a healthcare litigator and administrative attorney. “I am proud to be back practicing in my hometown and in my new partnership. Nan and I have devoted our careers to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities and our work complements one another,” states Ms. Campanella.

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

GINA L. CAMPANELLA

Top Lawyer Ms. Campanella, who focuses on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters for small practices, large societies and medical groups, is a national speaker in topics related to physician employment, risk management and HIPPA compliance. In addition, she speaks to graduating residency classes on these topics. As the practice continues to grow, the two attorneys reach another milestone opening a second location in Morristown, NJ.

PAUL C. KAUFMAN MARC E. LEIBMAN

KAUFMAN, SEMERARO & LEIBMAN 2 Executive Dr., Suite 530, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201.947.8855 | northjerseyattorneys.com

KAUFMAN, SEMERARO & LEIBMAN is a full-service, mid-sized premier Bergen County firm with a commitment to legal excellence. The team of 10 attorneys represent a diverse private and public client base in all legal matters, including complex commercial disputes, insurance defense, employment, personal injury and real estate acquisition, financing, development and tax litigation. Top Lawyer Paul Kaufman, the firm’s founder and senior partner, specializes in complex land use and zoning matters, commercial real estate transactions as well as representing governmental agencies. “Protecting people’s rights is why we practice law,” says Top Lawyer and 2017 Super Lawyer Marc E. Leibman. “Our accomplished team of lawyers work together to develop a trusting client rapport and through concerted effort obtains the best possible legal outcomes in every case.” Mr. Leibman heads the firm’s criminal law practice. He has extensive experience in Federal criminal law, New Jersey state criminal law, commercial litigation and real estate tax litigation. The firm is proud of its long list of successes and positive outcomes on behalf of their clients, some of which are posted on the firm’s Facebook page.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

GALIT MOSKOWITZ

MOSKOWITZ LAW GROUP, LLC

25 Main St., Suite 603, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.419.6223 | divorcelawyers1.com DESIGNATED AS ONE OF Bergen County’s Top Family Lawyers by Bergen Magazine, Moskowitz Law Group, LLC puts a unique and fresh perspective on matrimonial and family law. Recognized by Law Firm 500 for velocity of growth, strategic vision and an unwavering commitment to succeed, founding partner Galit Moskowitz and her team of associates, all dedicated to divorce and family law, handle each case with compassion and a distinctive approach. Ms. Moskowitz is setting trends in the practice of family law. In addition to helping her clients navigate the divorce process, Ms. Moskowitz understands firsthand the effects of divorce on the entire family and works to bring wellness and a continued sense of family balance after the difficult and painful decision of divorce. She has established five fundamental components to the firm’s approach—Integrity, Diplomacy, Empathy, Advocacy and Legal Knowledge—creating the IDEAL Family Law Advocate, a term she and her associates deliver with effective collaboration each and every day. Ms. Moskowitz is a staunch advocate for the protection of children and received an Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for her work in the area of International Custody Law and the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction cases. She authored “The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction and

the Grave Risk of Harm Exception: Recent Decisions and Their Implications on Children from Nations in Political Turmoil.” Family Court Review, Volume 41, No. 4, October 2003, 580-596. She is also the co-author of “In The Interest of Children of Same Sex Couples,” Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 19, 2005, Number 2.

ROBERT J. PLESS

PLESS & HABEEB, LLP

3 University Plaza Dr., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.343.0900 | rpless@plessandhabeebllp.com THE LAW FIRM of Pless & Habeeb would like to thank their clients and colleagues over the years for their support, trust and endorsements. Top Lawyer Robert J. Pless who is recognized for his work in taxation, business and estate planning is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Pless is admitted to practice in both New Jersey and New York and represents families across the United States. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, the United States Tax Court and former Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School. You can contact Mr. Pless directly at rpless@plessandhabeebllp.com. Mr. Pless’s partner, Randal W. Habeeb, is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar; United States District Court, District of New Jersey; United States Claims Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Pless and Mr. Habeeb work closely on a regular basis. You can contact Mr. Habeeb directly at rhabeeb@plessandhabeebllp.com.

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RASO LEGAL GROUP, LLC

550 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 138, Oradell, NJ 07649 201.977.1960 | firm@rasolegal.com | rasolegal.com MARC A. RASO is the managing partner of Raso Legal Group, LLC, one of Bergen County’s premier property tax law firms. While property taxes are the greatest source of revenue for most New Jersey municipalities, property taxes may very well be the least understood expense that a property owner pays. In fact, New Jersey’s property tax system is undeniably complicated, requiring experienced guidance to address the relevant issues. Marc offers such guidance and has many happy clients. His significant achievements in the property tax field have been recognized through his being chosen to represent the Borough of Paramus, the City of Hackensack, the Town of West New York and the Township of Bloomfield in property tax matters. Regularly appearing before local County Tax Boards and the New Jersey Tax Court, Marc’s list of property tax clients range from municipalities to owners of commercial, industrial and residential properties. With a proven track record of success, he knows the law and is likewise extremely knowledgeable with respect to Bergen County property values. If you are interested in pursuing a better property tax strategy, you do not need to look any further than Marc and his group of qualified professionals.

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MARC A. RASO

RUBENSTEIN, MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI, CONTE & BERN, P.A.

One Paragon Dr., Suite 240, Montvale, NJ 07645 | 201.802.9202 | rmfmclaw.com

RUBENSTEIN, MEYERSON, FOX, MANCINELLI, CONTE & BERN, P.A. is a full-service law firm located in Montvale, New Jersey. Our team of eighteen lawyers represent individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters throughout Northern New Jersey, including those matters involving divorce and family law, business law, family and civil mediation, commercial lending, commercial litigation, construction law, elder, guardianship and disability law, employment law, Medicaid and asset preservation law, municipal law, personal injury, privacy and Internet law, real estate and land use law, and trust and estate law. Since the firm’s founding in 1988, the lawyers at Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A. have been committed to providing the highest quality of legal services to its clients.

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TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

THOMAS M. WELLS STUART D. LIEBMAN JAMES J. DELIA MARK S. BALIAN

WELLS, JAWORSKI & LIEBMAN, LLP 12 N. Route 17, Paramus, NJ 07653 201.587.0888 | wellslaw.com

WELLS, JAWORSKI & LIEBMAN, LLP (WJ&L), established in 1986 by founder Thomas M. Wells, is a sophisticated, Paramus-based law firm with substantial expertise in the specialties of land use, business, corporate and commercial law, litigation, real estate and tax, trusts and estate planning. The boutique firm has the depth and capacity to represent its clients from business owners in the community, well-known entities in New Jersey and New York to major international companies. The firm proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of Thomas M. Wells (now Of Counsel), and partners Stuart D. Liebman, James J. Delia and Mark S. Balian recognized as 2017 Top Lawyers. But it’s the collaborative effort of all the firm’s attorneys whose combined talents and legal acumen bring decades of experience and problem solving skills. “Our job is to help people, and we take pride in doing so. We try hard to offer sound advice, representation and guidance,” says Mr. Balian. “We are an extremely service-oriented firm and our values are that simple. In following

JASON E. FOY JAMES B. SEPLOWITZ

FOY & SEPLOWITZ LLC

105 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.457.0071 | foyseplowitz.com JASON E. FOY AND JAMES B. SEPLOWITZ founded the law firm of Foy & Seplowitz LLC in 2013, a boutique firm dedicated to defending those accused of crimes and serious motor vehicle offenses in New Jersey and New York. The firm’s main office is located in Hackensack, New Jersey. With a combined experience of over 35 years in the field of criminal law, Foy and Seplowitz are determined to zealously represent their clients in all stages of criminal proceedings.

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SEATED L TO R: JAMES J. DELIA, JAMES E. JAWORSKI, STUART D. LIEBMAN, THOMAS M. WELLS STANDING L TO R: SPENCER J. ROTHWELL, DARRELL M. FELSENSTEIN, KATHRYN L. WALSH, ANDREW S. KOHUT, JESSICA R. WITMER, AND MARK S. BALIAN

the golden rules of service—listening, caring, and good responsive communication—we ensure that our clients understand the legal process and that their objectives are met.” Based on the guiding principles of Rotary International—high ethical standards in business and professions, service, goodwill and world fellowship—the firm culture is anchored by its strong and sound ideals and encourages all attorneys to play a role in their greater communities through philanthropic foundations, civic and not-for-profit endeavors. WJ&L—celebrating its 30th anniversary last year—began primarily as a practice focused on land use and business law and has since developed an excellent reputation in other aspects of legal representation to address all its clients’ needs.

JEFFREY S. HASSON

LAW OFFICES OF JEFFREY S. HASSON, P.C.

320 Cedar Ln., Teaneck, NJ 07666 P. 201.928.0300 | F. 201.928.0555 hassonlawoffices.com

JEFFREY S. HASSON represents clients in all types of personal injury matters, and every client receives personal attention. Since founding his firm in 1998, he has successfully resolved thousands of cases, obtaining multiple six and seven figure settlements and verdicts, many of which have been listed in the New Jersey Law Journal’s Annual Rankings of “Top Verdicts and Settlements”. Mr. Hasson was named a Super lawyer, to the New Jersey Law Journal Personal Injury Hall of Fame in 2015, to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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PRICE, MEESE, SHULMAN & D’ARMINIO, P.C.

50 Tice Blvd., Suite 380, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.391.3737 | kedler@pricemeese.com | pricemeese.com FOUNDER OF THE Education Law Group at Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C., Karen Edler advocates to secure a free, appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and Section 504 for students of all ages. She has extensive experience with school disciplinary disputes, including HIB, at all levels of education, and with special needs planning, including special needs trusts and guardianships. She volunteers for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice as a pro bono attorney. Ms. Edler and her colleague, Michelle Krone, share an unwavering passion to ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their potential.

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LAURA C. SUTNICK WARREN S. SUTNICK

TOP LAWYERS PROFILES

KAREN EDLER

SUTNICK & SUTNICK, LLC

21 Main St., Suite 171, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.342.8555 | sutnicklaw.com WITH A COMBINED 50 YEARS of criminal law expertise, the legal team of Sutnick & Sutnick brings an unusually high level of experience and the best possible representation in each case. The two attorneys fight for their clients and recognize that “personalized attention is so important.” After years of trying cases on both sides, Laura—a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney—has the skills to examine and determine the very best defense for her clients. Warren began his career as a Homicide prosecutor and is now a Certified Municipal Court Attorney, specializing in DWI/DUI cases.

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A five-star meal without the fuss? Yes, courtesy of five Bergen chefs who share their super-simple, extrahearty recipes guaranteed to fill the season with flavor—and color.

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH & APPLE CIDER BISQUE Yields 4 to 6 servings Chef Paul Bazzini, Hearth & Tap, Montvale

INGREDIENTS

n 1 large butternut squash cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed n 1  carrot, peeled and cut in small pieces n 2  celery ribs, cut small n 1  shallot, peeled and finely diced n P  inch of cinnamon and nutmeg n 1  qt. chicken stock or broth n 1  cup apple cider n 1  russet potato, peeled and cut into medium chunks n 2  fresh thyme sprigs, with flowers removed from stem n 1  cup heavy cream

PUMPKIN HUMMUS

Chef Franco Lania, I-Chef, Jersey City and cooking instructor throughout Bergen County

INGREDIENTS

OPTIONAL GARNISH: n D  rizzle of maple syrup or honey n T  oasted crushed pecans or walnuts n S  nipped chive n D  ollop of sour cream mixed with a little cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

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Preheat oven to 275˚F. Place squash cutside down on a baking sheet sprayed with vegetable oil. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until softened and light brown. When it is cool to the touch, peel off the skin.   Place all ingredients except the cream into a stockpot and simmer for 30 minutes. Blend in blender until smooth and work in batches, or use an immersion blender placed right in the stockpot. Make sure the mixture is blended smoothly and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper. Finally, stir in cream.

n 1¾ lbs. pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2-in. chunks n 2 Tbs. olive oil n ¼ tsp. cumin seeds n ¼ tsp. ground allspice n ½ of a fresh red chili pepper, thinly sliced n Salt and pepper, to taste n 0.88 lbs. canned chickpeas, drained n 1 clove garlic, finely chopped n 2½ Tbs. lemon juice n 1 Tbs. tahini n 70 ml. olive oil, plus extra for drizzling n 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, plus extra for sprinkling n 2 Tbs. toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish

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Preheat oven to 400˚F. Put pumpkin chunks into a roasting tray with the olive oil, cumin, allspice and chili, then season with salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning and stirring regularly until softened and golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and reserve a few chunks for garnish. In a food processor, blitz chickpeas for a couple of seconds, then add garlic and pumpkin chunks. Blitz again, then transfer purée to a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the garnishes, and mix well with a spatula, adding salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with reserved pumpkin chunks, pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of cayenne (if desired).

Soup can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for 3 days. Place soup in a saucepot and reheat gently over a low flame until hot. Serving suggestions: ladle into warm bowls and top with garnish or serve with warm crusty bread and sweet butter. Soup can also be served in hollowed individual bread bowls. BERGENMAG.COM

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ROASTED MAITAKE MUSHROOMS WITH SESAME-NORI POWDER INGREDIENTS

n 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds n 4  sheets of Japanese nori paper n M  aitake “Hen of the Wood” mushrooms (found at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market) n 2  Tbs. canola oil n S  alt and pepper, to taste OPTIONAL ADD-INS: n F  resh arugula n L  emon olive-oil vinaigrette

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Preheat oven to 375ºF. Over a very low flame, toast sesame seeds and nori sheets so that they dry out and crumble. Put nori sheets and sesame seeds in a spice/coffee grinder and grind the mixture to a powder. Season with kosher salt and smoked black pepper. Place Maitake mushrooms into a pan and drizzle the canola oil onto them. Sprinkle the mushrooms liberally with the nori powder until they are completely coated. Roast mushrooms in the oven at 375ºF for 10 minutes. Serve them straight from the oven, or on top of a bed of arugula with the lemon olive-oil vinaigrette.

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WILD SALMON WITH FALL ROOT VEGETABLES & MAPLE BROWN BUTTER Yields 6 servings

Executive Chef Troy Piegaro, Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Ho-Ho-Kus

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DIRECTIONS Peel and seed butternut squash. Discard insides. Dice into uniform chunks (inch sized or smaller) and cook in boiling water until soft. Place 1 stick of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until browned and set aside in a warm spot. Peel and medium-dice carrots, parsnips, celery root and rutabaga. Preheat a large sauté pan, add 1 Tbs. of olive oil, place the diced vegetables into the pan, and toss until all are coated. Cook at medium-low heat and in intervals, adding ¼ cup of water at a time until cooked through, which should take 6 to 9 minutes.

While waiting for vegetables to cook, strain butternut squash into a food processor and blend until smooth. Finish with the remaining half stick of the butter, salt to taste, and set aside. Add syrup to warmed brown butter pan and gently heat on low for 1 minute. Heat a small sauté pan; add 1 Tbs. olive oil. Salt salmon and pat dry. If serving with skin, sear this side first. Cook until desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes. Spoon puree on the plates first, then top with root vegetables. Place salmon on top of the vegetables, skin side up if the skin was left on. Stir finished maple brown butter sauce, and pour over the entire dish.

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n 1 large butternut squash n 1½ sticks butter n 3 carrots n 3 parsnips n 2 celery roots n 2 rutabagas n 2 to 4 Tbs. olive oil n 2 to 4 oz. grade A maple syrup n 6 6-oz. pieces of wild salmon filet

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LOBSTER SALAD FOR TWO Yields 2 servings Joachim Costagliola, owner of Esty Street, Park Ridge

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n 1½ pound lobster DRESSING n 1½ cups extra virgin olive oil n 2 oz. each of freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit and lime juice n Salt and pepper, to taste SALAD n ½ cup baby arugula n ¼ cup of thinly shaved fennel n 3 fingerling potatoes, cooked and sliced into coins GARNISH n 8 grape tomatoes, sliced in half n 8 orange segments n ½ avocado, fanned out n 2 lemon crowns

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This page, photo by Joachim Costagliola; Opposite page, photo by Yvonne Marki.

Steam lobster in a large steamer. Cool and remove lobster meat from the shells without damaging the tail or body. Remove claw meat in one piece and reserve the knuckle meat. Slice tail meat into medallions and set aside. Make dressing by slowly incorporating the olive oil with the fruit juices. Add salt and pepper. Combine arugula, fennel and potatoes for the salad and toss with citrus dressing.  On a large plate, reconstruct the lobster and top with lobster meat. Garnish with tomatoes, orange segments, avocado and lemon crowns.

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PORK CHOPS WITH CRANBERRY APPLE CONFIT

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Yields 2 servings

Francois Caloz, co-owner of Madeleine’s Petit Paris, Northvale

INGREDIENTS

CONFIT n ½ apple, peeled and diced n 1 cup fresh cranberries n ½ cinnamon stick n 1 orange zest peel n 2 Tbs. sugar n 1 oz. water n 1½ tsp. lemon juice PORK n 2 pork chops n Salt and pepper, to taste n Flour n 1 Tbs. vegetable oil n 1 Tbs. butter n ½ cup Laird’s Applejack (made right here in New Jersey)

DIRECTIONS Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Dust with flour. In a sauté pan, put 1 Tbs. vegetable oil and 1 Tbs. butter and heat on medium/high. Once melted, add pork chops and sauté until golden brown on each side. Continue cooking until internal temperature is 145˚F. Remove the meat and keep warm. Make au jus sauce by deglazing the pan with Laird’s Applejack and add salt and pepper to taste. To make confit, put all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes. Dress each plate by spooning apple confit onto it; put a pork chop on top and then pour au jus on top of pork chop. Sauté sliced apples to use as garnish, if desired.

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COOK BY THE BOOK?

CHEF PASQUALE FROLA, SOFIA IN ENGLEWOOD Favorite cookbook: Heinz Beck by Heinz Beck Why? “It includes all of the classical techniques of Italian-style cuisine but with modern updates. I’ve learned how to use unusual ingredients, including caviar, and pair them in unlikely combinations, such as quail eggs with zucchini flowers.” Has the book influenced any of your own recipes? “A lot of them, actually. Beck has a great recipe for croquettes. I find myself inspired by his traditional methods because he makes them more contemporary, which is my cooking style.”

A group of local chefs are way past that stage, but they keep these cherished volumes handy for culinary inspiration. By Alena Woods At this point in their careers, five local super-cooks can confidently whip up multi-course meals without a crumb of cramming. But they still appreciate an authoritative, innovative cookbook—as a trusted backup, a trove of shoptalk or a spur to experimentation. Here they tell BERGEN what they keep on the shelf—and why.

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CHEF STEVEN CHRISTIANSON, ST. EVE’S IN HO-HO-KUS

CHEF PAUL SCHEFFLER, THE PARK STEAKHOUSE IN PARK RIDGE

CHEF ZORAN GLAVAN, STONY HILL INN IN HACKENSACK

Favorite cookbook: The Escoffier Cookbook by Auguste Escoffier (“but this is a hard choice to make”)

Favorite cookbooks: The Flavor Bible and Culinary Artistry, both by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

Favorite cookbook: Giuliano Bugialli’s Foods of Italy by Giuliano Bugialli

Why? “Escoffier was a trendsetter, and his book is the ultimate guide. I don’t use cookbooks as much anymore—after cooking for 45 years, it just becomes instinct—but I do enjoy this one. I also peruse books by contemporary NYC and French pastry chefs.” Has the book influenced any of your own recipes? “French books have influenced my knowledge of the basics; that country’s pastry artists are the best at what they do.”

Why? “These are the two cookbooks I’ll reach for when I have no idea what to do with a certain ingredient. Let’s say I just got a few pounds of peaches; I can go to a section on peaches and there will be a list of ways to prepare them, then what flavors and ingredients pair well with the fruit.”

Has the book influenced any of your own recipes? “I won’t directly follow any recipes I find but am always inspired by them. I’ll make them my own with different tweaks and additions; all the recipes on Stony Hill Inn’s menu are mine.”

Have these books influenced any of your own recipes? “They’ve changed the way I use ingredients—I’ll see a technique and think, ‘I’ve never thought to prepare it like that!’ The books are a jumping-off point for me and give inspiration for my own recipes.”

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Why? “I love the beauty and simplicity of Italian cooking—it has become my signature style. My philosophy is: ‘Eat with your eyes first!’ because presentation is so important to me.”

GENERAL MANAGER ANNA BISCHOFF, L’ARTE DELLA PASTICCERIA IN RAMSEY Favorite cookbook: The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen Why? “The chefs here give you the history of each dish they make—its origin, the way it used to be prepared, etc. They also experiment with the dishes’ ingredients and let you know what works and what doesn’t. For example, they’ll try blanching and roasting a tomato and decide which preparation works while maintaining the recipe’s integrity.” Has the book influenced any of your own recipes? “Absolutely. I use their tricks for everything from waffles and cakes to savory dishes. This cookbook is full of educational sections, so I’m always learning—I have yet to follow a recipe from the book that hasn’t turned out perfectly.”

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TURKEY DAY, YOUR WAY Here’s how five local families do Thanksgiving. By Alena Woods Does your family have a special Thanksgiving ritual? We asked readers about their treasured traditions and found ones that go way beyond pumpkin pie and touch football. From a treasured kitchen utensil that’s fast becoming a family heirloom to spending the holiday at church, here’s what makes Turkey Day special for a bunch of Bergenites.

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DAN KALSCHMID, RAMSEY

“Each year for more than a decade now, my wife Michelle and I have been going up to a different spot in ‘old’ New England to remind us of what Thanksgiving is really all about. We’ve been to Nantucket, Boston, Cape Cod and various spots on Maine’s southern coast. I’ve always been fascinated with the early English settlement period. In college, I read essays by Anne Hutchinson in which she discussed her daily tasks and the food available. It’s amazing how much labor went into the dishes they made. One year, Michelle and I took a class at the Boston Harbor Hotel on how to make those meals—I made cornbread, and she baked a caramel pecan pie. But my favorite memory of our trips has to be hearing stories about Mrs. Culligan, the colonist ghost who haunts the York Harbor Inn in Maine. Doesn’t get more authentic than that!”

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ALEX BORG, NORTH ARLINGTON

“My Thanksgiving is spent at a place that has been dear to my heart for a while now: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange. My volunteer time is spent tutoring adults working toward their GED, and I mostly teach math. On Thanksgiving, I work with my ‘students’ and then help prep and serve the holiday meal afterward. I can’t imagine doing anything else, and knowing that I’m helping people is rewarding. A few months ago, I was tagged in a Facebook post by a woman I tutored. She posted a photo of a book I had given her, Secrets of Mental Math—and it was the first time she had told anyone she was going back to school. I was so honored to be helping her reach this goal. So now, when people ask me why I’d rather spend Thanksgiving at the church than at home, I think back to that moment.”

ELAINE JONES, ALLENDALE

“Instead of making cranberry sauce to accompany our meal, I make cranberry sherbet. It’s a delicious palate cleanser, and the recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. The same goes for the kind of spatula I use to scrape the cranberry concoction from the bowl—it’s a Probus brand, originally one from the 1940s given to me by my grandma. When my only Probus tool broke, I was absolutely devastated. I was sure they didn’t make them anymore, but my daughter was determined to find another for me. She started emailing with a storeowner in England who carried a newer version of the spatula. My good friend was going to England that same week, so we put in an order for a handful of spatulas, and she picked them up for me! I still use that Probus tool every Thanksgiving and plan on passing it down to my daughter someday.”

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ANN O’CONNELL, WYCKOFF

“It’s become a tradition at my house to make our guests figure out where they’re sitting by what I leave on their chair. I put little goodies like socks or ornaments on the seats and see if they can figure out which one is for them. The gift always matches their personality in some way: My daughter rides horses and plays tennis, so I’ve gotten her socks with horses and tennis balls. I always ask myself, ‘What can I get that’s unique to this person?’ Maybe it’s a kitchen utensil or something to do with a hobby. My cousin is a big knitter, so I got her a little ornament with balls of yarn and knitting needles from a small shop in Ridgewood. I usually have six to eight guests at Thanksgiving, and one year every person had a pet, so I bought them each ornaments in the shape of their cat or dog and got the pet’s name written on it in calligraphy.”

ALEX CARONNA, RIDGEWOOD

“I always look forward to visiting my family in Cape Cod for the holiday— my aunt, uncle and cousins live there on a cranberry bog. On Thanksgiving morning, we walk around the bog, where the cranberries float in reservoirs connected by small streams. It’s an incredibly calm atmosphere—we stroll alongside the waterways on grass paths and visit the swans that live there— and if you could condense fall into one scent, it would the crispness of that Cape Cod morning with a hint of cranberry. Best of all, my cousin makes a lot of recipes with the cranberries—an amazing cranberry Brie dessert pizza, for instance. My aunt and uncle supply fruit to commercial chains, so your cranberry sauce might just be from my family’s bog!”

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved Jay Gatsby was the inspiration for a lavish dinner party at the opulent Glenmere Mansion in Chester, N.Y. Take cues from this elegant event so your next fete is an affair to remember. No wonder The Great Gatsby was the inspiration for a recent dinner party at the majestic Glenmere Mansion—no one in literary history hosted a better bash than Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s timeless symbol of affluence, charm and hope. Now, in The Art of Entertaining (published by Rizzoli New York), Jessica Kerwin Jenkins walks you through the event, thrown by owners Dan DeSimone and Alan Stenberg. From the elaborate decorations in the library to the culinary delights served by Executive Chef Gunnar Thompson, see every Gatsby-esque element—and find ideas to create your very own theme party.

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The Glenmere Mansion—part of the Relais & Chateaux collection of boutique hotels— specially decorated its private China Room for the Gatsbythemed dinner. Twelve guests dressed to the nines gathered and conversed around the room’s centerpiece, a dark mahogany table.

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This page: The party’s host filled the Glenmere’s motor court with vintage automobiles, including a pristine Rolls-Royce. Partiers, after all, should ride in style. Opposite: Brilliant white orchids, a soaring chandelier and two towering candelabras illuminate the China Room. The china and other treasures, from the plates on display to the sterling saltand-pepper shakers, are part of the Glenmere owners’ collection. BERGENMAG.COM

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This page: The menu boasted imaginative dishes like medallions of venison with sauce poivrade and chestnut potatoes. To avoid toughness, the backstrap cut of venison should be cooked no more than medium rare, says executive chef Gunnar Thompson. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Seafood lovers dined on Lobster Americaine, which features a sauce made with brandy and cream; the mansion’s Glenmere Gatsby martini was a salute to the Roaring Twenties; the broiled salmon with tarragon carrots featured a light hollandaise sauce; each guest was given a personalized space at the table.

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This page: Chef Thompson selected recipes from his cookbooks to recreate the most elegant dishes of the Romantic Age. Opposite: One of the main courses was a baked ham glazed with cognac and maraschino cherries.

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IT’S A HIT

Why is “boutique boxing” so popular? It’s great exercise, and the bag won’t knock you flat. By Lee Lusardi Connor

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Remember all those smoky noir boxing movies? OK, now forget ’em. Today, in certain discriminating quarters, pugilism isn’t violence. It’s a trendy fitness activity. “Look at boxers—they’re some of the leanest and most powerful athletes on the planet,” says Rob Sulaver, an American Council on Exercise-certified trainer who is founding trainer at New York City’s Rumble boxing studio. And with boxers as their inspiration, celebrities like singers Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo and actor Kevin Hart—along with a bevy of supermodels—have lately come to Rumble and other boxing “boutiques” for the exercise. They’re not risking a shiner. “We always say, ‘Get fit, not hit,’” says Cam Andrews, owner of three Title Boxing Club franchises in greater Boston. With today’s new-style boxing workout, you punch not an opponent but a heavy bag, usually in a class situation, he explains. “It’s not about fighting. It’s about getting a fighter’s workout to get in shape.” As boxing goes solo and the bag stands in for the foe, the activity also boasts new amenities—it’s offered in studios and upscale gyms unlike that sweaty Philly joint where Mickey Goldmill coached Rocky. “For a long time, if you wanted to box, you had to go into an intimidating environment, use smelly gloves and be around scary people,” says Todd Wadler, cofounder of BoxUnion in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, whose clubs feature alkaline water stations and shock-absorbent floors imported from Spain. “Now you’re seeing owners make a real investment in making locations welcoming and attractive.” Almost anyone can box for fitness, says James Lloyd, franchise development manager at Title Boxing Club International, which has 167 clubs in 36 states. “You can go into a club and see everyone from an 8-year-old to Lou in our Norwalk location, who’s taking the class at age 90, going at his own intensity.” In class, Lloyd says, a trainer should give each boxer personal attention to set his or her workout at the appropriate level. “A lot of people think of boxing as a strictly upper-body activity, but the legs are very important,” says Sulaver. “Boxing trains all major muscle groups and strengthens the core. It’s very similar to high-intensity interval training.” “Boxing is a great workout that keeps people excited and interested,” agrees Kevin Plancher, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who has advised national sports teams. “However, to avoid potentially serious head and body injuries, leave sparring with a partner to the semi-pros and pros. And when you work with a bag, use proper technique—don’t just hit as hard as you can.” He notes that up to half of all boxing-related injuries involve the hands and fingers. To protect hands, Dr. Plancher advises, use standard, heavily padded, 16-ounce boxing gloves; if the studio doesn’t provide that size, be sure your hands are taped and wrapped inside your gloves. Heavy bags filled with sand or grain provide too hard a surface, he adds; try to find a gym whose bags use a special composite foam (as BoxUnion’s do) or are mostly filled with water (as are Rumble’s). Besides its physical benefits, boxing is also a powerful way to mentally recharge, practitioners contend. Says Lloyd: “You get to release all kinds of stress.” And even if you don’t plan on giving someone a one-two punch combo, there’s satisfaction in knowing you could. “When you strap on boxing gloves,” says Sulaver, “you feel like a badass.” BERGENMAG.COM

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ROYALTY REBORN

After a $100 million restoration, Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess is more splendidly regal than ever. By Rita Guarna

Isn’t it every girl’s dream to be a princess? It was almost as nice, I can report, to spend a few days living like one—at the Hamilton Princess on the beautiful island of Bermuda. I’d stayed at Bermuda’s other “Princess”— the Fairmont Southampton, formerly the Southampton Princess—decades ago and vowed to check out her sister urban luxury resort someday. What better time than right after a comprehensive restoration? The Hamilton Princess sits on the outskirts of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital and financial center, and first welcomed guests in 1885, two years after a real-life princess, Louise, a daughter of Queen Victoria, was enchanted by the island. It was Louise who inspired the five-star resort’s name. No doubt she’d be equally pleased with its recent $100 million facelift. Only the best for royalty! The Pink Palace, as the hotel has been called, does not disappoint. While I was still awed by its classic exterior, there, suddenly, was a contemporary lobby with jawdropping, museum-quality pieces by noted artists. Lots of hotels have fine art, but this one makes you feel as if you’ve walked into a world-class gallery. Any old dame is sure to feel like young royalty feasting on cuisine by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson or taking a curated art tour, ogling the more than 60-piece collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tom Wesselmann, or lying semi-submerged on beach hammocks suspended over vibrant blue waters, or unwinding at a new Exhale-branded spa, a sprawling—8,200-square-foot—yet serene spa and fitness center overlooking the harbor. Less than two hours from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is part of a 21-square mile, 180-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s perfect for those craving primand-proper British civility (think afternoon tea and cricket matches) amid gorgeous beaches and friendly people clad, of course, in the shorts that share the island’s name. It’s no wonder the resort is popular among both vacationers and businesspeople: It’s amazingly well-run; soon after arriving I felt

that here all my needs would be met. Rooms and suites come with harbor, garden, pool or city views. Ours overlooked the harbor, and I must admit that sipping a cocktail on the balcony above the 60-berth marina and watching the comings and goings of superyachts can be hypnotic. Bathrooms are modern marble marvels with a lovely line of Le Labo Rose 31 toiletries. When it’s time to dine, the Hamilton Princess offers choices that put to shame the cookie-cutter eateries at many resorts. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, named for the year the first colony was established here, is the only one at the new marina and offers freshfrom-the-boat seafood, salads, sandwiches and burgers. We loved the charred octopus, crispy conch fritters and fish tacos for lunch. For breakfast, the Crown & Anchor boasts a huge buffet (a la carte choices too), and you can dine alfresco. The hotel’s crowning culinary glory is Marcus’, Chef Samuelsson’s ode to island fare. The “Ol’ Man’s Shrimp & Grits” was lick-your-plate good; the “Steak Frites” a carnivore’s delight. We ate there twice, and both times were wonderful: fresh, delicious food (think multilayered flavors), great service and perfect people-watching. While you can easily lounge around the hotel and feel completely content, a playground beckons. For one thing, Bermuda is a golf lovers’ dream, with more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. One award-winning course, Robert Trent Jones’ Port Royal, has stunning views of the ocean. In fact, the 16th hole requires a 235-yard shot over the Atlantic. As one would expect, Bermuda is one of the best places to sail (no wonder the island played host to the 35th staging of America’s Cup this summer, beating out respected sailing venues like Newport and San Diego). You don’t need to be a professional contender to enjoy the sport: The island’s Great Sound, with warm water and perfect wind—usually around 10–15 miles per hour—makes it ideal for an afternoon of zipping along the sea. Lazier types will delight in one of the pinktinged sand beaches (the hue comes from

crushed coral from the nearby reef) that line the 75 miles of coastline. Most of the action is at sea level, of course, but if you want to see everything, head underground too. The Crystal & Fantasy Caves in Hamilton have beautiful natural rock formations that are reflected in the caves’ 55-foot-deep pool, giving it an otherworldly feel. History buffs will rejoice in the maritime heritage of this British naval stronghold. Some 91 old forts dot the island and many are open to the public. The Royal Naval Dockyard (it’s been there since the 17th century) is interesting but a tad touristy, as it’s close to the cruise ship port. Check out Fort Hamilton in Pembroke Parish for a less crowded look at old military might. Another fine choice, Fort St. Catherine, is located in St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was founded in 1612. You’ll be exploring on foot, as no car rentals are allowed. If you must have wheels, rent a scooter (remember to “drive” on the left). Or, better yet, buckle up in one of the Hamilton Princess’s two-seat Renault Twizy electric vehicles. The narrow, four-wheel Twizy, a compound of “twin” and “easy,” was designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. We found it perfect for touring St. George and drove it to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. All that exploring is sure to make you hungry again. Why not try the fish chowder, which is about as close to a national dish as you’ll find? It’s a Manhattan-chowderesque number prepared with tomatoes and onion and seasoned with black rum. Should you get thirsty, every bar proudly serves the Dark ’n Stormy, the island’s signature cocktail. Made with dark rum and ginger beer, the tipple is trademarked by Gosling’s Rum, the oldest and largest export business on the island. It’s a refreshing concoction that in no way resembles the cloyingly sweet rum punches we’ve all tried on other islands. Raise your glass to offer a royal toast—not so much to this delightful visit, but perhaps, to your next.

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W.L. LANDAU ETHAN ALLEN

OWNERS BELIEVE IN PERSONALLY CONNECTING WITH THOSE IN NEED

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Andy Leeds, President WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE CHARITIES YOU SUPPORT? We support organizations that care for the poor, the addicted and children in need. We have been part of the community for so many years—next year we will celebrate our 60th anniversary—so our commitment is personal. I’m pleased that I can meet the people we help. I learned about Eva’s Village a few years ago through its fundraisers, but we wanted to do more for them because drug addiction touches so many lives. We replaced worn furniture in Eva’s Hope Residence program, which houses recovering addicts and abused women. We also support Mickey’s Kids Charitable Foundation that helps disabled children who need service/therapy dogs. Each dog costs about $30,000 to raise. We’ve sponsored dogs in addition to taking our employees to the annual fundraiser. When you see these children, your heart aches.

DO YOU SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS FOR TROUBLED TEENS? My brother-in-law, Josh Gillon, is heavily involved with the Police Athletic League of Bergen County, which helps troubled teens get off

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the street. We support their outreach efforts of mentoring and teaching kids skills to maintain a healthy way of life. It offers the kids a place to go for safe after-school activities. We are also involved with Covenant House NJ, where we donated furniture to their living quarters. Several of our employees also donate their time to the organization.

DO YOU SUPPORT ANY OVERSEAS CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN? My wife, Lois, who is also the co-owner of our store, began sponsoring orphaned children through the Mighty Acorn Foundation in Africa. She personally saw these children’s needs. Now Lois travels regularly to Kenya to volunteer at the organization’s orphanage, bringing with her each time hundreds of pairs of shoes, clothing, toys, games and more.

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serve its community better, I take the opportunity to do so. During my time on the Foundation Board, we wanted to take on projects that would significantly benefit the hospital and the community. Today, the Chilton Foundation has been able to accomplish a number of modernization projects, such as constructing a new Pediatric Emergency Department and Inpatient Center and renovating the ICU.

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THE DEVON FOUNDATION

HELPING AFRICAN PEOPLE LEARN GEM TRADE SKILLS

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Nancy Schuring, Founder HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR PHILANTHROPIC PASSION? What began as a photographic adventure turned into something so much more. After years of designing fine jewelry and seeking exceptional gemstones around the world, it was a trip to Madagascar that changed my life. While there I visited the renowned Institute of Gemology of Madagascar and noticed that few local students could afford the tuition. In 2008 the Devon Foundation was founded to fund gemology and lapidary scholarships for the local population.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING? Meeting the students we have trained is so very satisfying and highly emotional. When you can see firsthand how you have helped someone achieve a new life it is the best feeling in the world! Our current efforts are training students in Arusha, Tanzania.

NANCY SCHURING Founder of The Devon Foundation, Owner of Devon Fine Jewelry

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE FOUNDATION? In 2014 the Devon Foundation and a small group of gem industry people produced a 90-minute documentary film called Sharing the Rough. Our award-winning film won several film festivals and portrays the search for an important rough gemstone in East Africa, the cutting of the gem by Master Faceter Roger Dery, and the creation of a unique piece of jewelry. In the final scenes the piece is presented to a local collector who was delighted with the result. The DVD of Sharing the Rough will be available for purchase at Devon in November. I believe that if everyone does what they can for others, even in a small way, the world would be a much better place.

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303 FRANKLIN AVE. WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 201.848.8489 TO LEARN MORE GO TO DEVONFOUNDATION.COM

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CAREONE’S FAMILY-OWNED

SENIOR CARE PROVIDER SPREADS ITS COMPASSION INTO LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PUERTO RICO

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Daniel Straus, CEO and Elizabeth Straus, Executive Vice President/ Special Projects Director DANIEL STRAUS CEO

HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU RAISED FOR CHARITY?

ELIZABETH STRAUS Executive Vice President/Special Projects Director

CareOne generates millions of dollars for communities and organizations. Efforts included fundraising for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings, The Valerie Fund serving children in the tristate area living with cancer and related blood disorders, relief effort to Haiti, a fundraising drive for the CareOne Cancer fund benefiting employees in need of assistance who are living with cancer, the 2016 Queen of Hearts Ball raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

with twenty physicians to the island to meet with officials and discuss plans for long-term relief efforts. On October 19th, CareOne hosted a Starry Night Masquerade Ball at Clarkson Square North in Manhattan with the goal of raising millions to assist in the ongoing relief effort. Headline performers included Pitbull along with NY Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr., Jason Pierre Paul and Victor Cruz. Donations to this effort can be made at care-one.com/puertorico.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CARE-ONE’S PHILANTHROPY EFFORTS?

In addition to our Puerto Rico Relief Effort, we raised record-breaking funds for Make-A-Wish New Jersey when CareOne hosted the organization’s 200 Wishes Fundraiser. At the Make-A-Wish New Jersey’s annual gala, we were named the Make-A-Wish New Jersey 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award and also recognized as Corporation of the Year. We are built on charity, compassion and giving back and we are also proud that our CareOne employees put in over 10,000 hours of volunteer time annually. We just want to make a difference.

Most recently we’ve spear-headed fundraising for the Puerto Rico Relief effort. We’ve already assisted by sending generators, insulin, formula, water, water filtration systems, non-perishable food and clothing and we’ve brought residents of Puerto Rico back to the United States mainland to stay with family until island conditions improve. On October 11th, CareOne partnered with RWJ Barnabas Health and flew

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

CAREONE, A SENIOR CARE COMPANY GIVING BACK

173 BRIDGE PLAZA NORTH FORT LEE, NJ 07024 1.877.992.2731 TO LEARN MORE GO TO CARE-ONE.COM

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ATLANTIC STEWARDSHIP

PROMOTES ITSELF AS THE “TITHING BANK”

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and CEO HOW IS ASB ABLE TO BE SO CHARITABLE? As a unique kind of commercial bank—one that gives back as part of our core values and mission, we are faithful to our community. We tithe, or share, 10% of our taxable income annually with nonprofit, educational, charitable and/or evangelical religious recipients. We are privileged to be the only U.S. bank that tithes a portion of our earnings with organizations attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of oth­ers, locally and abroad, including inner city missions, educa­tional programs for youth, caring home environments for the elderly and spreading the Gospel. To date, our total tithe exceeds $9.3 million. Additonally, Stewardship is the centerpiece of our name and is the act of managing another’s property or finances in a conservative and trustworthy manner. You will find our commitment to stewardship in any relationship that you choose to estab­lish and every account is important to us. The more we grow, the greater our opportunity to provide assistance through our Tithing Program.

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Faithful to the Community For over 30 years, we have been nurturing relationships, providing solutions and giving back to the communities we serve. With us, you’ll experience: • Personalized service

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Visit ASBnow.com or stop by one of our branch locations to learn more!

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DR. DAYNA CASSANDRA COSMETIC DENTISTRY

A LIFELONG MISSION: HELPING THOSE IN NEED

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Dayna Cassandra, D.D.S. WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED? My inspiration truly comes from the values that my family instilled at an early age. As a young girl I always wanted to help those in need. At the time, altruistic opportunities included volunteering in soup kitchens, shelters and nursing homes, often led by my mom and the Girl Scouts. Fast forward to being a young adult, grateful for the opportunity to be accepted into Dental school and having the privilege to receive an education in a field that I could, in my eyes, change people’s lives. I looked for experiences that would enable me to give back in gratitude.

WHAT CAUSES HAVE BEEN NEAR AND DEAR TO YOU? At University of Maryland Dental School, I was chosen to be part of a dental mission to the Dominican Republic as well as provide dental care on a Navajo Indian Reservation. During my residency program at Newark Beth Israel, I was introduced to Dental Lifeline Network, which provides free dental treatment to the country’s most vulnerable and medically fragile people who cannot afford treatment. I am still involved with that program to date. I also continue to be an active member of the Rotary Club, where the Gift of Life program allows me to provide dental treatment for children undergoing life saving heart surgery. Additionally, I provide dental care for most Bergen County

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residents in need, with the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative. What I am most proud of is being chosen as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU, where I teach other dentists how to re-build smiles. Opportunities to give back provide growth, confidence and a great feeling of accomplishment both personally and professionally. There hasn’t been one patient, or one experience that I haven’t learned from. Most importantly, these things fill my heart with love and gratitude.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL HOPE? I truly believe, that as doctors, we have an obligation to give back. We are blessed to be in the position to help others, and actually make a difference in people’s lives. I’m proud to say that I have hired two associates who feel the same way, Dr. Erika Dean and Dr. Sarah Oshman.

DR. DAYNA CASSANDRA COSMETIC DENTISTRY GIVING BACK 351 EVELYN ST. PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.261.7645 TO LEARN MORE GO TO COSMETICDENTISTOFPARAMUS.COM

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FOUNDATION FUNDS RESEARCH AND PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT FOR THE TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER COMMUNITY AN INTERVIEW WITH

Hayley Dinerman,

Executive Director of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

The TNBC Foundation was established in 2006 in honor of Bergen County resident, Nancy Block-Zenna. We raise awareness of triple negative disease, fund critical medical research and provide support to patients and families living with this challenging form of breast cancer. Our TNBC-specific resources include a telephone helpline staffed by oncology social workers, free counseling, support groups, education workshops, publications, financial assistance and other specialized programs. Donations are needed to continue supporting patients and to facilitate the work of doctors and researchers seeking a targeted treatment for triple negative breast cancer. To learn more, visit www.tnbcfoundation.org.

To learn more about triple negative breast cancer and TNBC Foundation’s support services, please visit

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CLEAN. HEALTHY. NATURAL. LET YOUR SMILE BE A REFLECTION OF YOU.

“My new smile is just what I wanted. Dr. Dayna took time to listen and really understand what I wanted in my new smile. She delivered the straight, full, vibrant,white smile that I envisioned. I feel healthy and beautiful and my confidence is amplified! I can’t thank her enough.” —Kelly S.

“BEAUTIFUL” MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. Smile Design starts with a thorough exam and a personal consultation. Dr. Dayna Cassandra and her team look forward to helping you achieve the confident smile that you deserve.

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Stalk of the Town

Don’t sell celery short—savvy folks are rediscovering this lean, green nutrition machine. Isn’t it always the one you least suspect that is revealed as a “wow”? Unsung celery, the oft-overlooked cruncher on the crudité platter or the untouched garnish in a Bloody Mary, turns out to have a celebrated past. In the 1800s, the low-calorie vegetable was regarded as a high-class treat, put on display in many wealthy homes in artistically designed glassware called celery vases. And those Victorians were onto something: When it comes to health benefits, this is a super stalk. Power Up There’s a reason celery is a dieter’s dream food. One cup (100 grams) of raw chopped celery is fat-free and has only 16 calories. It’s also a bloat buster—thanks to its high water content, it works as a diuretic—and because it’s loaded with fiber (1.6 grams per cup), it aids digestion. For more long-term effects, celery is beneficial for blood health, with 29 micrograms of vitamin K (about ¼ of the daily amount recommended for men; 1/3 for women, according to the National Institutes of Health), and contains nine percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin A, which aids vision and boosts immune function. It may help prevent certain diseases too. Celery is a significant source of lutein, the consumption of which Harvard University researchers found may decrease risk for age-related macular degeneration. And a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating lutein-rich foods, including celery, spinach, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Celery also contains a compound called apigenin, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and, according to research published in 2011 in Cancer Prevention Research, may delay the growth of tumor cells in women at risk for breast cancer. Finally, a 2013 study in Natural Medicine Journal linked celery seed extract to lowered blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension.

recipes that highlight its subtly sweet flavor, such as cream of celery soup or celery au gratin. Served raw, it goes well with the licorice-like taste of fennel (tip: some chefs recommend shaving off the outer layer of celery with a vegetable peeler to make it less fibrous). And don’t overlook the leaves. Often discarded, they can be used as an herb, like parsley, to add freshness to a dish or in salads. Martha Stewart even recommends freezing the leaves in ice cubes to use in cocktails or water.

Buy/Store/Serve When buying celery, look for stalks that are crisp and leaves that are green, not browned or yellowed. Suggestions abound for how to maintain this veggie’s crispness while storing—a website called Tipbusters put multiple methods to the test and found that refrigerating celery wrapped in paper towels in a plastic bag yielded the best results over several weeks. Celery is often served as a vessel for dips and spreads or to add texture to soups, stews and salads. But also consider trying

Did You Know? A former celery farm in Allendale—it’s still called The Celery Farm—is now home to a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve, lauded for its birdwatching opportunities (more than 200 species have been spotted there), sprawling trails and picturesque views. Find directions and visitors’ info at fykenature.org. —Liz Donovan

FAST FACT There’s a celery museum in Portage, Michigan, called the Celery Flats Interpretive Center; it features information and exhibits about the history of celery, how it’s grown and more. BERGENMAG.COM

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These sweet treats may be completely free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar, but trust us: They’re packed with decadent flavors and all-around deliciousness!

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BUTTERSCOTCH APPLE CRUMBLE Talk about presentation: Featuring a whole sliced apple layered with two kinds of crumble, vanilla custard and butterscotch sauce, this treat is almost as terrific to look at as it is to eat. Key word: almost!

Makes:1 Time: 35 minutes preparation, plus marinating and dehydrating time Equipment: food processor, blender, dehydrator with mesh tray

MARINATED APPLE

APPLE CARAMEL

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

n 2 Tbs. lemon juice n ¾ fl. oz. coconut nectar n 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped n pinch of ground cinnamon n 8 fl. oz. filtered water n 1 small apple, cut horizontally into 3 thick slices (with core removed, if desired)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the lemon juice, coconut nectar, vanilla seeds, cinnamon and water in a container. Submerge the apple slices in the liquid. Place a piece of baking paper over the top of the apple and weigh it down with a bowl or plate to ensure the apple slices remain completely submerged. Place into the dehydrator at 104˚F for approximately 12 hours or until the apple is soft but still holding its shape. Place the container into the fridge to cool.

n 1 small apple, peeled, cored and roughly diced n 2½ fl. oz. butterscotch sauce (see opposite page for recipe)

DIRECTIONS

Blitz the apple and butterscotch sauce in food processor until broken up and combined.

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Try using the Cortland or Greening apple varieties when baking—I use them both for baked apples and sauces. Greening apples are harder and tarter than Cortland and look very similar to the apple in this recipe’s photo.” —Elaine DePiero, co-owner of DePiero’s Farm, Montvale

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ASSEMBLY

INGREDIENTS

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE n 3½ fl. oz. Brazil nut milk n 1¾ oz. cacao butter, melted n 4¼ oz. coconut sugar n 4 tablespoons lacuma powder

Spread some butterscotch sauce on a plate. Place the base of the apple on the plate, then layer with some custard, apple caramel and crumbles. Place the second piece of apple on top and repeat. Finish by placing the remaining apple piece on top. Add a little crumble at one end of the plate and sit a quenelle of ice cream on top.

n 2¾ oz. activated buckwheat n 4½ oz. nut butter n 1¼ oz. coconut chips n 4 Tbs. coconut sugar n juice of ½ orange n pinch of ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Blitz the activated buckwheat in a food processor until slightly broken up. Pour into a bowl and add the nut butter, coconut chips, coconut sugar and orange juice. Massage the ingredients together and allow the mixture to clump. Place the clumps of mixture on a mesh dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 104˚F for approximately 12 hours. Allow to cool and then keep in an airtight container.

GINGER CRUMBLE INGREDIENTS

n 3 oz.–1 cup fine desiccated coconut n 3 oz. nut flour n pinch of Himalayan pink salt n grated fresh ginger, to taste n zest of 1 lemon n 3 fl. oz. coconut nectar

DIRECTIONS

Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in the fridge until needed, or use straight away. VANILLA CUSTARD n 3½ oz.– 2/3 cup cashews, soaked n 2½ fl. oz. coconut cream n 2 tsp. rice malt syrup n p inch of Himalayan pink salt n 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients into a highspeed blender and blend on high until very smooth. Place the mixture in a container until needed. COCONUT ICE CREAM n 2½ fl. oz. coconut cream n 1¾ oz. coconut meat n 5 fl. oz. coconut water n 2½ fl. oz. rice malt syrup n 1¼ fl. oz. coconut oil, melted over a bain-marie

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Blitz the coconut and flour together in a food processor until the mixture becomes super-fine. Pour into a bowl and add the salt, ginger and lemon zest. Massage in the coconut nectar and allow the mixture to clump together. Place on a mesh dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 104˚F for approximately 12 hours. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container until needed.

Blend all the ingredients except for the coconut oil in a highspeed blender until extra smooth. Add the melted coconut oil and blend until the oil has been well incorporated and the mixture is very smooth. Pour the mixture into a shallow container and freeze overnight. Scoop the frozen mixture into a food processor, then blitz to break up the ice crystals, making the ice cream smooth. Scoop the ice cream and serve immediately.

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SPICED PUMPKIN TARTS Pumpkin-pie lovers, rejoice! These tiny tarts will safisfy your cravings while introducing a few new flavors (think whipped coconut cream and spiced chocolate) to the mix.

Makes: 7 Preparation Time: 20 minutes Equipment: food processor, seven 2¾” small tart tins, bain-marie, palette knife

TART SHELL

PUMPKIN PIE FILLING

n 2 oz. Brazil nut flour n 2 oz.– 2/3 cup desiccated coconut n 1 Tbs. cacao powder n pinch of Himalayan pink salt n 2 medjool dates, pitted n 1½ oz. bar of Pana Chocolate Cinnamon, broken into 6 pieces n 1 tsp. coconut oil

n 3½ oz.– 2/3 cup cashews, soaked n 3½ oz. coconut butter, melted n 3½ oz. raw pumpkin (winter squash), puréed n 2 Tbs. coconut sugar n 1 fl. oz. coconut nectar n 1 Tbs. ground nutmeg n 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon n 1 Tbs. ground ginger n 1 tsp. ground clove n pinch of Himalayan pink salt

DIRECTIONS

Blitz the nut flour, coconut, cacao powder and salt in a high-speed blender. Add the dates and pulse until the mixture comes together. Be careful not to over-blitz; otherwise, the mixture will become too oily. Divide the mixture into the tart tins and press down to create the tart shells. Freeze shells. Meanwhile, melt 5 of the chocolate squares with the coconut oil over a bainmarie. Brush the inside of each tart shell with the melted chocolate, then return to the fridge or freezer to set the chocolate.

WHIPPED COCONUT CREAM n 13½ fl. oz. coconut cream n sweetener of your choice, to taste n 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped

DIRECTIONS Drain the soaked cashews and

blend in a high-speed blender along with all the other ingredients until well incorporated and very smooth. Taste the mixture, and adjust spices if needed. Note: This recipe makes enough to fill 10 tart shells, so you will have a little left over.

When baking with pumpkin, I usually go with the Cheese, Sugar or Fairytale varieties. They are all creamy and sweet and can be found in the New Jersey area. This tart recipe includes all of the key spices I’d use in a pumpkin pie; it’s important to always use less ground clove than the other spices because it has a strong flavor.” —Elaine DePiero, co-owner of DePiero’s Farm, Montvale

ASSEMBLY Pour some pumpkin filling into each tart shell and smooth with a palette knife, then set in the refrigerator. Place or drizzle 1 teaspoon of whipped coconut cream onto each tart, then grate the remaining Pana chocolate over the top.

DIRECTIONS

Refrigerate the coconut cream overnight. Drain any remaining liquid from the cream, then pour the solidified cream into a chilled bowl, along with the sweetener and vanilla seeds. Whisk the mixture with an electric beater until it resembles whipped cream. Be careful not to over whisk, as this will melt the cream, causing it to collapse. Refrigerate until needed.

Recipes and photos reprinted with permission from Pana Chocolate, The Recipes by Pana Barbounis, Hardie Grant Books. No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without permission from the publisher.

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HOT STUFF

Temperatures may be dropping, but you’ll warm right up with this “steamy” sip. HOT TODDY Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

n 6 Tbs. honey n 8 oz. bourbon, rye whiskey or dark rum n 2 4 oz. boiling water n 4 lemon slices

DIRECTIONS

Pour 1½ tablespoons honey in each of 4 warmed cups. Add bourbon, rye or rum and then water. Stir until honey is completely dissolved. Garnish each cup with a lemon slice and serve. Recipe and photo courtesy of María Del Mar Sacasa, author of Winter Cocktails.

“Our liquor of choice for this drink is traditional Irish whiskey. Cinnamon and whole cloves are also great additions.” —Tommy Davey, owner of Davey’s Pub, Montvale

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[A] Conditions like arthritis can severely damage the articular cartilage in the knees, leading to pain, stiffness, and disability. For some patients, nonsurgical treatments like medication, physical therapy, and activity modification may be sufficient in managing knee pain. However, if nonsurgical treatment does not yield improvement or the knee arthritis is severe, knee replacement surgery may be an option. During a knee replacement procedure, the damaged portions of the knee joint are removed and replaced with prosthetic components designed to mimic the function of a healthy knee. The prosthetics are made of metal, with a plastic spacer inserted in between to allow the joint to move easily. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process, and will help to improve strength and function in the knee. In most cases, patients who undergo knee replacement surgery are able to return to normal activities with less pain and improved knee function.

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What does it take to be a top dentist in Bergen County? [A] When contemplating a name for her dental practice, Dr. Adelfi Molina’s decision was easy. Demonstrating every day how the careful blend of science and art can transform a patient’s life, Dr. Molina chose Dental Arts of Hackensack. Dr. Molina’s path to dentistry is a story of determination and fortitude. In a profession of few Latino women, she is an inspiration to follow your dreams. Dr. Molina holds two dental degrees, the first from P.U.C.M.M in her native home in Dominican Republic. When she came to the United States, she received a second degree in dentistry from New York University. In 1994, Dr. Molina joined the Bronx Lebanon Hospital and completed two years of general practice residency, then became chief resident and a member of the attending staff for four years. “I hope to serve as a role model for women all over the world. To encourage young girls to work hard and pursue their passion. My message is simple—stay true to yourself, exercise grace and dignity and success will follow,” says Dr. Molina. Dr. Molina is also the recipient of the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award, a prestigious honor given to those who provide the highest quality care and go above and beyond basic requirements. In practice, Dr. Molina’s first priority is to look at the big picture by integrating dentistry with care, understanding and fundamentally delivering the most comfortable experience with the best treatment approach. She uses advanced technology like CEREC, a digital dentistry technique for same day dental restorations. With the use of WaterLase and Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA), she ensures precision and painless visits. It is her compassion that compelled her to join Guardians of Healing, participating in medical relief missions providing dental treatment for underserved communities. Dr. Molina believes every day brings an opportunity to create smiles and transform a person’s life for the best.

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[A] Talking about hearing loss can be a sensitive subject for many people. It’s an automatic assumption that the person presumes, “it’s because I’m old,” and will immediately go on the defense. Don’t be surprised if you get some resistance. As professionals we are attempting to educate loved ones to approach the topic in a different way. First, it is necessary to understand what causes hearing loss. There are many reasons other than aging. Noise, infections, injuries to the head, reactions to medications, and genetics can play a role in hearing loss, among other things. Once we begin to erase the stigma of hearing loss and its association with old age, it then becomes a much easier conversation. Secondly, in conversation, remind them gently, every time you have to repeat or “translate” if it’s a group setting. Even the most intelligent person can feel embarrassed should they answer wrong or make an inappropriate statement simply because it was not heard. Remind them also how loudly they are listening to the television. Remember, loud does not make it clear. Lastly, recommend visiting a hearing professional for a consultation. These are done free of charge and will give them a clearer picture on any issue they may be having, along with solutions available. We take great pride in having only Board Certified Specialists and being family owned and operated for over 30 years. Let us help your loved one on their journey to better hearing.

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What percentage of women suffer from Post Partum Depression (PPD) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and what is the best treatment? [A] Many new mothers experience the baby blues, which is described as a feeling of sadness lasting for a few days or up to two weeks, after giving birth. However, it is estimated that 15 to 20% of women suffer from PPD and PMADs. That translates to 600,000 women annually. We believe that statistic may be even higher as many new mothers are too ashamed to seek treatment and instead suffer in silence. It is important to note that 10% of new fathers may suffer from PPD as well and so it is essential to include them in the treatment plan. With the proper approach, PPD and PMADs are highly treatable. Approximately 90% of women who have PPD can be treated successfully with psychotherapy, including interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Participation in a support group has also been proven to be extremely helpful. We have PPD support groups forming now at our practice for anyone who believes they might be suffering from PPD and needs a safe place to share their feelings. Early detection and treatment of depression during and after pregnancy is essential in preventing adverse outcomes for both mother and baby.

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Your name is synonymous with the word “perky,” but is there ever a day when Kristin Chenoweth wakes up on the wrong side of the bed? [Sighs] Yes. And it happens more frequently than people want to hear about. But the truth is, I’m human. Overall, I am a happy person. I was raised to believe that you have a choice in life. Sometimes things can suck, but often, happiness isn’t just a feeling—it’s a choice. But yes, oh my God, I had a bad day just yesterday. What happened? I’m in New York right now. I’ve had terrible jet lag—I arrived the night before—and I had to do a press day all day, which meant I had to go to a lot of different places by car. In NYC, while the President is in town. We were late everywhere—one of my biggest pet peeves is being late—and we actually missed a couple of events. So, you know, a couple of f-bombs might have flown out of my mouth. Was anyone surprised by that? My driver/security guy said, “K.C., I love it when you get mad…it’s the best.” [laughs] But you did get to most of those press events. Did you have to shake it off and put on the always-perky persona? I usually try to adjust myself, but sometimes, during an interview, I’m like, “Look, I’m not having the best day, so if you sense anything…” I flat-out tell them! So you never fake it? No! I can’t. I think that is the biggest misconception about me—“Oh, she’s just faking it,” or whatever. But if I have to, I say, “Look, I’m on my period,” or “Look, someone pissed me off,” or “Look, I lost a job today” or “Look, I don’t want to be here because I don’t feel good.” I just say it. Then I find that [the interview] actually ends up being more fun, or something surprising happens, and it ends up being all right. Legend has it that Dolly Parton is one of your idols. What do you love about her? You would think it’s her music, and that’s definitely what drew me to her as a child, but it’s that she is exactly who you want her to be. When you meet Dolly, she’s her authentic self. I’ve been at her concerts, and I swear, if I had a cup—a red Solo cup full of poison—and she was like, “Okay, ya’ll, drink up!”, I would. Because you just do what she says. She is truth and light; she’s everything I want to be. Wait—did you say you’d drink a cup of poison? Yes, that’s exactly what I said! If Dolly said to drink up, I’d be like, “All right!” That’s some serious devotion. Does your connection to Dolly stem from your upbringing? You’re both Southern belles. It must be. I even kind of sound like her, and that’s not on purpose. You really do. There’s a clip of you singing “I Will Always Love You” (written and first performed by Parton) on YouTube, and you sound so much like her.

I know! I was told that since I was a little bitty girl—“You sound just like a young Dolly”—even before I knew who Dolly Parton was. And of course, that made me really want to know who she was. She’s been working on a musical based on her life for some time now. Gee, do you possibly have any idea who should play her? Hmm, let me think. If you’ll give me just five minutes or so, I can come up with a couple of names. (Short pause) Um, ME, hello! I know that she has suggested that I play her—and I’d like that, but I want her to hurry up! Well, out of sight out of mind—you need to make your presence known. Believe me, I’m this close to moving to Dollywood. You originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked—was it hard to leave and see someone else fill the part? Oh no, I loved it. It made me happy that the show continued and that people were filling these roles. My only desire and hope was that the creators would continue to let people put their own stamp on the roles, because I don’t think it’s fair to have them follow me or Idina [Menzel, who played Elphaba]. A few years back, you guest-starred on Hot in Cleveland. Was Betty White every bit as fantastic as we imagine? Yes, yes, yes—she’s exactly what you want her to be. Kind of like Dolly? Yes! I’m in my 40s now, and I’ve had the chance to meet and work with a lot of my idols. And I have to tell you, I have not been disappointed. Well, I’ve been disappointed once, but of course, I’m not going to tell you who that was. But everybody else has lived up to my expectations. You played Annabeth Schott, deputy press secretary at the White House, on West Wing. What would she do if she were working with the current administration? She’d be regularly re-filling her Xanax prescription. Then she’d be advising the President the best that she could. I think her first rule of business would be taking his iPhone away. A lot of Glee fans name your performance of “Home” (from The Wiz) as a favorite. Do you have one you like best? I do—it’s “One Less Bell to Answer”/“A House Is Not A Home,” a duet that I did with Matthew Morrison. I loved it because it was done as a scene, not a performance. And I just felt [Glee creator] Ryan Murphy really nailed it—he directed that. Before you appeared as Velma in last year’s Hairspray Live! for NBC, you said you thought the broadcast might give you cardiac arrest. What was it that worried you? I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for Velma, so I was coming in late, which they were fine with. They were like, “Hell, show up the day before.” But I came in four days before, in a role I’ve never done. I know the BERGENMAG.COM

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show, but I just didn’t know Velma very well, and I wanted to nail it. Plus, I am a klutz, and weird things happen to me. I don’t know what it is—I can just be standing there and something will fall on my head, I’ll fall in a hole, there’ll be a random wire… I just have that about me. And I thought, “Please, dear God, not on live television…” But supposedly, there was a wardrobe malfunction. What really happened with that? My bra strap fell out. You didn’t show anything, though, did you? No! People get all—well, you know how people are. They like to see what’s not there. Right! And they like to see what’s not there in life too. [laughs] You’ve done theater, television, film, albums…what else is on your bucket list? Writing a musical. That’s a big one—I want that so bad. I have a theater in Oklahoma that bears my name, and I’d like it to win a Tony award or produce a Tony-award winner. I would like it to have its due. And I’ve always wanted to host Saturday Night Live, but it’s just not going to happen. Why not? I’m not sure, but I can dream, can’t I? [laughs] Have you put your name in the running? Well, there was a time when they were interested and they said, “Get a big movie or a TV show,” and I did. I even won an Emmy, and it never happened [laughs]. I don’t know that there are lot of fans over there—honestly, I don’t know—but I still admire what they do, and I just love the show. And I feel like if I weren’t doing musical theater, I would have wanted to be in that job. You’re coming to NJ in December for a show at bergenPAC in Englewood. What can fans expect? It’s never the same, so if people have seen the show before, they haven’t. I do new stuff all the time, and I’m possibly going to do some Linda Ronstadt songs. And of course, I’m going to do Dolly. I’ll do a little bit of everything, like I always do. What about music from your Christmas album (2008’s A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas)? Yes, I’m trying to decide which ones—I have so many favorites like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “What Child Is This?” Let’s get a little personal: How’s the love life? Are you dating? I am dating someone but it’s rather new, so I’m not going to kill it by telling you who it is or anything. But I’m really, really happy to open myself up to dating because I haven’t made the time before. What kind of man wins over Kristin Chenoweth? They have to understand that I’m an artist first. And my time—the schedule is kind of gross. If they can hang with those two things and not be mad at me, then we’re all set.

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Nov 13 HORS D’OEURVES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

NOV 1–DEC 3 Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in HoHo-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, and will include handmade holiday wreaths, custom-made Santa Clauses and unique Christmas tree ornaments. Admission: FREE. Event times and details can be found at thehermitage.org.

NOV 5 Join the Maywood Station Museum for its next OPEN HOUSE from 12 to 3 p.m. The site features a wide variety of exhibits, artifacts and photographs, along with restored Caboose #24542, which will be open with additional displays. This is the museum’s last open house of 2017; admission is FREE but donations are welcome. Visit maywoodstation.com for more information. NOV 10 Get your country on with the Untouchables Motorcycle Club at its MOONSHINE & WHISKEY COUNTRY NIGHT, 216 Hergesell Ave. in Maywood, from 8 p.m. to

2 a.m. There will be live music from Pine Island band Black Dirt Bandits and plenty of drinks to go around. Tickets: $20 (at the door), $15 (in advance). For information and ticket inquiries, email untouchablesmcnj@gmail.com.

NOV 11 The BCC Student Veteran Fund is hosting its third annual SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS BENEFIT wrestling event at Bergen Community College in Paramus at 6:30 p.m. Wrestling legend Jack Victory and WWE Superstar Nunzio are scheduled to compete in matches, along with other well-known wrestlers. Proceeds will be used to aid U.S. veterans who are continuing their education. Admission: $20 (front row), $15 (floor seating), $10 (bleachers). Learn more at fundraiserwrestling.com. NOV 11 Enjoy an afternoon of quality family time and friendly competition at the Tenafly Nature Center’s SEASONAL SCAVENGER HUNT. At 2 p.m., families will each receive a set of nature riddles to solve along the nature center trails; each will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. BERGENMAG.COM

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Registration: $10 for TNC member families, $30 for non-member families. Register online at tenaflynaturecenter.org.

NOV 11 Take a journey back in time with Kreyol Catering at its ’70s DINNER PARTY at the Women’s Club in Ridgewood. The event, beginning at 7 p.m., will include a three-course meal, drinks, ’70s-style music and costumes. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed male and female of the night! Tickets: $75. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit kreyolcatering.com. NOV 13 Brave the graves during the Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum’s CEMETERY WALK with town historian Joe Suplicki. The tour, for ages 18 and older, begins at 3 p.m. and is limited to 30 people. Admission: FREE, but a donation to the museum is appreciated. To reserve your spot, call 201.447.3242. NOV 13 Want to host a party but not sure what to serve? Learn how to make easy and delicious HORS D’OEURVES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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NOV 15 ’Tis (almost) the season at the PRE-HOLIDAY BRUNCH & BOUTIQUE, hosted by the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. The cost of admission includes brunch and access to the boutique, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; you’ll find women’s clothing, accessories, skincare products, chocolate creations and more. Proceeds from the event go to the Valley Medical Group’s “Butterflies” initiative, an in-home palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children. Admission: $48. Email jackiekobes@gmail.com for more information. NOV 16 Spend AN EVENING WITH OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN and sing along to chart-toppers like “Physical” at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, beginning at 8 p.m. Newton-John, a four-time Grammy award winner, starred as Sandy in the classic musical film Grease and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. You better hurry—tickets are selling grease-lightning fast. Tickets: $49–$129. For information, visit bergenpac.org. NOV 17 Listen to some smooth jazz played by DR. DUBIOUS AND THE AGNOSTICS at Classic Quiche Café in Teaneck from 7 to 10 p.m. BYOB and order an entrée from the café’s full dinner menu while the band performs traditional 1920s jazz pieces. Admission: $12; reservations are

recommended. To reserve your seat and learn more, call 201.692.0150.

NOV 23 Work up an appetite at Upper Saddle River’s THANKSGIVING DAY RUN, kicking off at Cavallini Middle School at 9 a.m. Runners will receive a complimentary T-shirt and visor; a spread of refreshments will be offered after the race. Proceeds from the event will benefit the D.A.R.E. program and the USR Education Foundation, among others. Registration: $30. More information can be found at usr5k.org.

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NOV 24 Bounce around with new buddies at BounceU’s PRESCHOOL PLAYDATE at its Paramus location. For 90 minutes, the indoor playground will be reserving two giant trampolines for children ages 6 and under. Your young ones will be supervised by the BounceU staff and can enter the inflatable rides if they are 34 inches tall. Admission: $12.95 (kids). To reserve your child’s spot, visit bounceu.com. NOV 26 Watch the NEW YORK JETS play the Carolina Panthers in a home football game at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium. The event begins at 1 p.m., but the stadium lot will open at 8 a.m. with a $40 charge per car for parking. Fans have the option of purchasing a season pass, single game ticket or even a suite for friends and family. Tickets start at $34. Find out more at metlifestadium.com. NOV 28 Spend the evening CELEBRATING YOU! at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. The hospital is hosting a number of speakers on

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the topics of healthy holiday eating strategies, hair and makeup trends and tips on taking the best selfies. John Rundback, M.D., is the event’s featured physician and will be advising on treatment options for varicose veins. Food will be provided by Morton’s Steakhouse. Admission: FREE. Learn more at holyname.org.

NOV 30 A SEASON OF MIRACLES, a collection of stories for different holidays including Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, will be performed by the Pushcart Players at Ramapo College’s Berrie Center in Mahwah. Scenes within the play include “Gift of the Magi,” “The Nutcracker,” “The Kwanzaa Kite” and “The Chanukah Miracle” and will be set to music by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman. The presentation, beginning at 10 a.m., is designed to make students in grades 3-8 consider the true meaning of the holiday season. Tickets: $8. Visit ramapo.edu/berriecenter for more information. DEC 1–3 THE OLD CHURCH POTTERY SHOW

DEC 2 Join Holy Name Medical Center Foundation for its ANNUAL FOUNDERS BALL, a black-tie dinner dance at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. The foundation will be presenting the Bord family with the Spirit of Healing Award for their contributions to Bergen County. Residents are invited to attend the event, sign up as a sponsor and support a 50/50 cash raffle. Learn more at holyname.org/foundation/events-news.aspx. 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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Red, White and Pasta The next best thing to eating food is talking about it, and there is plenty good to say about Red, White and Pasta, the new family-style Italian restaurant that’s creating a buzz in downtown Englewood. There is no shortage of dining options in the city, but you’re instantly drawn to this eatery—large windows allow passersby to feel the energy and see what’s cooking in the dining room. But don’t think you can just walk in—reservations are highly recommended if you hope to score a seat, especially if you want to enjoy dinner on a Saturday night. Everything inside the restaurant is pleasing, from the décor to the food. The dark hardwood floor and a copper-tiled ceiling are warm and welcoming, while three large flat-screen TVs—though not what one would typically find in a traditional Italian restaurant—provide extra visual interest. Despite its name, there is no vino on the menu; Red, White and Pasta is a BYOB establishment. Luckily, there are several wine and liquor stores within walking distance, so be sure to grab a bottle (bring any wine, vodka, beer, etc.) before you dine. But the food is why you’re there, and there is plenty of it. My dining companion and I began with a half-order of arancini, risotto rice balls stuffed with cheese. Smaller than usual arancini, which can be made as a literal handful, these bite-size balls were filled with a flawless mix of rice and cheese, the flavor combination enhanced BERGENMAG.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. The Plum & The Pear in Wyckoff

CARLSTADT

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

BIGGIE’S CLAM BAR 430 Route 17 South 201.933.4000 biggiesclambar.com

ALLENDALE EATS 101 W. Allendale Ave. 201.825.0110 allendaleeats.com ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhouse nj.com MASA SUSHI & GRILL 81 W. Allendale Ave. 201.934.6616 masasushiandgrill.com MEZZALUNA BISTRO 96 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.6556 SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

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

GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com

DUMONT

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Route 17 North 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 grantstreetcafe.com

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

STEVE’S SIZZLING STEAKS 620 Route 17 South 201.438.9677 steves-sizzlingsteaks.com

IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com

IZZY'S 86 The Promenade 201.795.2600 izzyspizzeria.com

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KINARA 880 River Rd. 201.313.0555 kinararestaurant.com

CLOSTER BUON GUSTO 534 Durie Ave. 201.784.9036 LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612

BAREBURGER 78 The Promenade 201.941.2273 78-promenade .bareburger.com BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com

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LA VECCHIA NAPOLI 2 Hilliard Ave. 201.941.6799 lavecchianapolinj.com LE JARDIN 1257 River Rd. 201.224.9898 lejardinnj.com

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MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET 541 River Rd. 201.840.9311 mitchellsfishmarket.com

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

NAMASTE 1086 River Rd. 201.224.9777 namasteedgewater.com

AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 15 The Promenade 201.366.4065 ophedgewater.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com

PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 new.rebeccas edgewater.com THE RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com

ENGLEWOOD

BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesof englewood.com BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 36 N. Van Brunt St. 201.608.5545 biddyomalleys.com CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com

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CHAT KAEW THAI 4 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.0343 DARUMA 45 N. Dean St. 201.567.9600 darumaenglewood.com EMMA 34 E. Palisade Ave. 201.227.6103 emma34.com LA’MEZZA 63 Nathaniel Pl. 201.569.2662 lamezzarestaurant.com LAS MARAVILLAS DE TULCINGO 3 84 W. Palisade Ave. 201.568.1980 PINTXO Y TAPAS 47 N. Dean St. 201.569.9999 pintxotapas.com RED, WHITE AND PASTA 21 East Palisade Ave 201.731.3223 redwhiteandpasta.com ROSE’S PLACE 126 Engle St. 201.541.0020 roseslebanese restaurants.com SYROS TAVERNA 51 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0020 tavernasyros.com TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888 taniofenglewood.com

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IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com JD'S STEAK PIT 124 Main St. 201.947.2500 jdssteak.com PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com PROST 1638 Schlosser St. 201.461.1600 prostnj.com PUNTA CANA 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.849.5556 puntacanarestaurante .weebly.com SANTORINI TAVERNA 20 Central Rd. 210.947.2055 santorinitaverna.com TAST EATERY 1224 Anderson Ave. 201.313.8278 tast.us

HAWORTH ALESSANDRO’S 157 Terrace St. 201.385.8544 alessandrosnj.com ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net TERRACE STREET CAFÉ 149 Terrace St. 201.338.4720

HILLSDALE

ARMANDO’S GRILL 1347 Sixteenth St. 201.461.4220 armandostuscangrill2.com

DELLA CUCINA 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com

BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com

DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 domanirestaurants.com

BOILING POINT 124 Main St. 201.461.0444

GOLDEN DYNASTY 295 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.358.8685 goldendynastynj.com

CINCO DE MAYO 2428 Lemione Ave. 201.947.4780 CITY PERCH 2023 Hudson St. 201.582.7101 cityperch.com G.W. GRILL 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.947.2440 gwgrill.com

MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 matsunj.com OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

MAHWAH

201.512.1144 bonappetitmahwah.com MAHWAH BAR & GRILL 2 Island Rd. 201.529.8056 NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com NONNA’S 11 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.1151 nonnasmahwah.com RIVER PALM TERRACE 209 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.529.1111 riverpalm.com ROXANNE’S 150 Franklin Tpk. 201.529.0007 roxannesrestaurant.com SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com STATE LINE DINER 375 Route 17 North 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 210.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

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HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com MOMMA’S KITCHEN 15 Grand Ave. 201.746.9777 mommaskitchennj. com

NORTHVALE BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. 201.767.0063 madeleinespetit paris.com

PARK RIDGE

RIVER EDGE BABYLON 606 Kinderakamack Rd. 201.646.0005 babylonrest.com

EL AZTECA 91 Park Ave. 201.391.4422 elaztecaparkridge.com

FUKI 828 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.225.0160 fukisushi4u.com

ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com

RUTHERFORD

PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818

CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com

RAMSEY

PASIANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com

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

SABOR PERU 8 Highland Cross 201.935.7378 saborperunj.com

ALDO & GIANNI 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.391.6866 aldoandgianni.com

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

THE VILLAGE GOURMET 73-75 Park Ave. 201.438.9404 villagerestaurantgroup. com

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com

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

VOLARE’S 7 Station Square 201.438.9404 volaresrestaurant.com

DAVEY’S 5 Park St. 201.391.9356 daveyspub.com

LAKESIDE GRILLE 105 Lakeside Dr. 201.327.0009 ramseycountryclub.com

WESTWOOD

FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com

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

PIZZAIOLO 85 Godwin Ave. 201.444.4944 pizzaiolobrothers.com ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335

MONTVALE

BON APPETIT 180 Franklin Tpk. BERGENMAG.COM

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BACI ITALIAN GRILL 36 Jefferson Ave. 201.722.8687 baciwestwood.com BIBI’Z 284 Center Ave. 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com

HANAMI 301 Center Ave. 201.666.8508 hanamirestaurant.com THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com JACK’S CAFÉ 325 Broadway 201.666.0400 jackscafenj.com THE MELTING POT 250 Center Ave. 201.664.8877 meltingpot.com MEZZA 20 Jefferson Ave. 201.722.8822 mezzawestwood.com OSAKA SUSHI 441 Broadway 201.722.8687 osakasushinj.com

WYCKOFF ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com THE PLUM & THE PEAR 393 Franklin Ave. 201.485.8793 theplumandthepear.com T.S. MA 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmacc.com

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Join us at either of our area locations for quality food, excellent service, a great value and a friendly atmosphere. There is sure to be something for everyone on our large and diverse menu. An excellent place to catch this season’s games or join us for our happy hour and any one of our daily specials! For dine-in, take out or your private event, we hope to see you at Biggie’s soon! 1315 RT. 17 SOUTH, RAMSEY, NJ 07446 | 201.962.9099 430 RT. 17 SOUTH, CARLSTADT, NJ 07072 | 201.933.4000 BIGGIESCLAMBAR.COM

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Life is a fiesta! Graduation Parties, Bridal Showers, Family Reunions, Engagement Parties, Birthday Celebrations and More! Blue Moon has 4 locations in the area that can accommodate functions from 20–125 people. Blue Moon offers fabulous menus for parties at a Blue Moon location or your own home or office. Call their party & catering specialist today to get your party plans in the works...201-848-4088. WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ • WYCKOFF, NJ • ENGLEWOOD, NJ BRONXVILLE, NY • BOCA RATON, FL BLUEMOONMEXICANCAFE.COM

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Brady’s at the Station located in a historic building near the train station in Ramsey has been a favorite spot since 2005. It is the only authentic Irish bar and restaurant courtesy of the Irish-born owner John Brady. John Brady and his professional staff have made it the perfect place to come for all types of celebrations, events, parties, or just to grab a delicious meal or drink. Recognized over the years for their commitment to the community causes. 5 WEST MAIN ST., RAMSEY, NJ 07446 201.327.9748 | BRADYSATTHESTATION.NET

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Edgewood Country Club of River Vale, NJ, has just unveiled the results of a full-scale Clubhouse renovation making it a top-choice destination for social, corporate and charity events for both Club members and nonmember clients. Leading the charge into a new era of hospitality, Edgewood Country Club’s gorgeous, new state-of-the-art event facility reflects attention to detail that befits a distinctive country club that is evident in every event held there. 449 RIVERVALE RD., RIVER VALE, NJ 07675 201.666.1200 x218 | EDGEWOODNJ.COM

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Celebrate the holidays with Hearth & Tap Co. Now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving. We will be offering a locally sourced menu starting at 1pm as well as a full traditional menu for take out. Private party rooms are available for all your holiday events. Book Now. Hearth & Tap Co offers seasonally changing farm-to-table menus and an extensive selection of craft beers, barrel aged cocktails and premium wines. Take out and delivery available. 125 N. KINDERKAMACK RD., MONTVALE, NJ 07645 201.307.6300 | HEARTHANDTAP.COM

HO-HO-KUS INN & TAVERN

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and favorite neighborhood gem among locals, the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, offering classic American cuisine, craft beer, wine spectator award winning wines, hand-crafted seasonal cocktails, weekly specials and monthly events. Book your private event with us in any number of our stylish, wellappointed rooms with fireplace, or outdoor bluestone patio for an intimate, customized experience. ONE EAST FRANKLIN TURNPIKE, HO-HO-KUS, NJ 07423 201.445.4115 | HOHOKUSINN.COM

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From the hearty Italian favorites, to the lighter lunch options, Il Mulino can accommodate any craving that you may have. With one visit, we hope to have you coming back again and again. Let Il Mulino, one of the most sought after Bergen County Italian restaurants become your new home away from home. Come down to Il Mulino, one of the best Italian restaurants Bergen County NJ has to offer and experience for yourself, what true Italian cuisine tastes like. 132 VETERANS PLAZA, DUMONT, NJ 07628 201.384.7767 | ILMULINODUMONT.COM

ORGANICA NATURAL FOODS

Organica expanded from it’s 1978 two-aisle roots to an award winning specialty market offering an expansive array of organic homemade gourmet prepared dishes, bakery, organic juice bar, organic produce and groceries, catering for holiday, special occasion, local school lunch programs and businesses. Awarded again this year Best Health Food, Organica is committed to providing highest quality, value, healthy options. A community favorite earning its reputation as the Metro area’s premiere organic food market. 246 LIVINGSTON ST., NORTHVALE, NJ 07647 201.767.8192 | ORGANICANATURALFOODS.COM

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PEARL RESTAURANT

“Our restaurant is as unique as the pearl” We’ll provide a superb dinner experience using only the absolute freshest, exquisitely prepared foods with gracious and friendly service in a small, elegant setting, accented with soft lighting. All pasta is made from scratch in house by Nonna Carmella. Pearl Restaurant is the perfect venue to host your intimate gatherings and celebrations. We can accommodate up to 50 people in our elegant dining room. Party packages menus customized for all budgets. Make your holiday reservations today! 17 SOUTH BROAD ST., RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450 201.857.5100 | PEARLRIDGEWOOD.COM

PRESTO WINE USA

Presto Wine USA offers the evolution of wine by the glass dispensed from our one-way disposable KeyKeg system. It gets rid of oxidation and leads to a fresh pour from the first glass to the last glass. Wine On Tap eliminates the need for wasteful bottles, plastic, cardboard, corks and packaging all together. Leading to cheaper garbage pick-ups and reduced storage. Service is more streamlined, as there are no cases to receive, no bottles to stock, and no corks to open. Also offered for home use at an Inserra ShopRite near you! PRESTOWINEONTAP.COM

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Creating modern Italian cuisine, Primo Amore Bistro relaunched with new owners, new Chef and new menu. Owners Linda & Michael Passaro were inspired by Treviso, Italy travel & bring new “light Italian” trends to northern New Jersey. Menu includes several Gluten Free & Vegetarian options. Private party rooms up to 100 people. Handicapped accessible and parking available. 235 DIAMOND BRIDGE AVE. HAWTHORNE, NJ 07506 973.423.5992 | PRIMOAMORENJ.COM

THE MARKET BASKET

As Bergen County’s favorite Gourmet Market and Caterer, The Market Basket has upheld their promise of combining superior food and customer service for over 50 years. As a preferred choice for all holiday catering, Market Basket’s Thanksgiving turkeys have been fed a vegetarian diet, without any growth hormones. Soon to be available online are gourmet baskets, which are a popular hostess gift. Ask about delivery when ordering catering or baskets! Follow on Facebook @MarketBasketOffical 813 FRANKLIN LAKE RD. FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ 07417 201.891.2000 | MARKETBASKET.COM

TRATTORIA GIOTTO

Stefano Bosetti, Executive Chef of the recently opened Trattoria Giotto, believes that true authentic Italian dishes begin simply, with fresh superior quality ingredients, infused with love. Giotto serves Prix Fixe lunch Tuesday–Friday from 12:00–2:30 along with their a la carte menu. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday from 5:00–10:00 and Sunday they open at 2:00pm. Intimate gatherings, special celebrations, wine pairings/tastings, and non-profit events are always welcomed at this tasteful trattoria. Conveniently located across from the Rutherford Train Station! 15 PARK AVE. RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070 201.528.7142 | TRATTORIAGIOTTO.COM

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Bergen Community College Award-winning jazz artists Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson and Sherry Watson headlined “An Autumn of Afternoon Jazz” at Bergen Community College. The event was hosted by the Bergen County Jazz Society and the college, with a portion of the proceeds going to support books, transportation and scholarships for BCC students. 1 Grammy-nominated bassist Curtis Lundy 2 Irene Renee and Ronald E. McKnight

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The REALTORS Care Foundation raised more than $11,000 for local charitable organizations during its annual tennis and golf outing at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine. The day included networking opportunities, sports and a raffle after the afternoon’s activities. The EBCBOR will be donating the funds to organizations providing food, housing, education and shelter to those in the Bergen area. 7 Jorge Ledesma, Janet Ginsberg and Scott Bixler 8 Edward Kim, David Kwon, Gerardette Lovino and David Gutfeld 9 Harry Keely and Annekee Brahver-Keely

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Fall is my favorite time of the year—the colors, the brisk afternoons and the families who are anxious to take advantage of the season for photos. This shoot was special from the start. It was one I had donated to MarbleJam kids at their fundraising auction. It was late in the day at the Greenbrook Sanctuary on the Palisades, and we were finishing up, just talking as we walked back to our cars. Megan Reicherz and her son Parker had stopped to rest on a log; I heard Parker giggle and I turned around. Everything was perfect—the light, the mood, the moment—and I snapped the picture. I knew right away it was the shot of the day.” ­— Lynda Sheeler, Photography by Lynda Sheeler, Tenafly lyndasheeler.com

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