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Needing expanded room to accommodate their two teenaged children, homeowners did a huge addition on their 1950s Livingston split-level—and a major design overhaul too.

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Features A ‘Dream Team’ for Breast Cancer Care | 50

Let There Be Light! | 62

Improving Diabetes Care | 52

Home & Away | 66

Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians credited for Morristown woman’s treatment and recovery.

Classes at SBMC’s Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention are designed to teach patients how to manage and control Type 2 diabetes.

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A local designer made this Montville mansion move-in-ready for a family of four by brightening up a dark, outdated master bathroom.

They say that travel broadens you—well, it will certainly give you a design idea or two. Why not evoke your sense of wanderlust with décor from some of the world’s most exotic locales?

Fall Fancy | 72

These sharp looks are perfect for the season— whether you’re on the town or in the country. ON THE COVER: An interior designer revamped the entire main floor of this mid-century split-level home in Livingston. Photo by Katelyn Mangin.

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Departments Morris/Essex Buzz | 15 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in our counties.

For Men Only | 18

Stock up on must-have basics for fall and winter.

Style Watch | 20

When it comes to building a trendy wardrobe, these chic blazers mean business.

Jewelry Box | 21

Add some black magic to your collection with this shady stone.

Home Front | 22

Let your home reflect a timeless sense of style with these mercuryweathered pieces.

Talk of the Town | 24

Historic charm combined with peace and privacy make Mendham a longtime favorite.

Escapes | 78

These bewitching destinations are so frightfully perfect for the season it’s downright spooky!

Tastes | 80

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You won’t miss the gluten or the sugar in these delicious yet better-foryou vegan desserts.

Power Food | 86

No offense to tofu, but tempeh is a protein-rich, soy-based meat substitute with a bit more pizzazz.

Spirits | 88

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You’ll certainly like them apples when they’re concocted in this zesty, seasonal cocktail.

Restaurant Review | 92

Have a hankering for German food? These three eateries will satisfy all your cravings.

Gatherings | 96

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Bringing Awareness to Top Patient Care October and November both mark important times in the healthcare world—Breast Cancer Awareness month and Diabetes Awareness month, respectively, which aim to spread the word and bring recognition to each of these common conditions. And if you or a loved one is suffering from either one, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the best place to seek treatment and care. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is ranked a Best Hospital in the country on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 national ranking of the best hospitals for gynecology and diabetes and endocrinology. We also have a CDC-approved diabetes education program as part of our Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. Here, our certified diabetes instructors and registered dietitians teach classes in diabetes self-management education and support. Individual nutrition and diabetes counseling sessions are available as well. Learn more about our diabetes programs on page 52. This issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life also spotlights Stephanie Quinton, a 29-year-old breast cancer survivor who credits her “dream team” of physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for her treatment and recovery. Her experience with breast cancer at such a young age has even inspired members of the Girl Scout troop she leads to have other women in their lives go for their mammograms. Turn to page 50 to read Stephanie’s inspiring story. As you flip through the rest of the pages in this magazine, you’ll see that “Home” is the theme for this issue, and we know you have comfort in receiving quality, compassionate care close to home here at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. If you are traveling or unable to see your physician for a semi-urgent medical situation, RWJBarnabas Health offers TeleMed services, where you can speak with board-certified physicians 24/7/365 via your smartphone, tablet or computer. Go to the App Store and download the “TeleMed” app to get started. Wishes for your good health,

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Coming Home to Comfort In honor of this year’s home issue, allow me to share pearls of wisdom I’ve followed while decorating for fall. “I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to,” noted Pulitzer Prize winner Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Indeed. I admit to having a penchant for a good quote. Yes, I know, they can be overdone, but I take comfort in them because who doesn’t need a pep talk from time to time, especially when doubt creeps in, forcing you to question your decisions, or worse, be lulled into inertia? So this autumn, curl up with your favorite design magazines and the latest issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life and decide to start a project that will take you out of your comfort zone and ultimately make you happier. To that end, on the pages that follow you’ll find plenty of ideas to rejuvenate a home. For instance, check out the 1950s Livingston split-level that designer Danielle Palmadessa recently redid. The homeowners had lived with the interior’s familiar but outdated design for 13 years before Palmadessa and her team did their thing, opening the floor plan to give the space a modern and seamless flow. Flip to “Space Time” on page 54 for the details. And for those hoping to conquer a master bathroom project, check out the work Florham Park designer Karla Trincanello completed at a Montville home. “In Let There Be Light” on page 62, see how Trincanello brightened the oncedark bathroom and created a multi-textured space that’s “usable, gorgeous, comfortable and functional.” We do more than celebrate homes in this month’s issue. This is the time of year when kids (and the kid in all of us) seek out something spooky. We’re talking about Halloween, of course, and in “5 Haunts to Visit” on page 78 we tell you about quick getaways that are both scary and fun. For those not into ghosts and goblins, we suggest one of the family-friendly hayrides located right here in Morris and Essex counties. What wasn’t scary was the decision to give Morris/Essex Health & Life a facelift. Like any outdated home, we updated the magazine’s look, giving it a clean and modern design. And that translates into EASIER TO READ. We hope you like it. After your autumn jaunts and when you get back and settle in, recall the words of poet and author (and New Jerseyan) Margaret Elizabeth Sangster: “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” Enjoy the issue and welcome home.

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OUR GUIDE TO NEW IDEAS, TIPS, TRENDS AND THINGS WE LOVE IN OUR COUNTIES.

HIP, HIP, HOORHAYRIDES

Is it even really fall if you don’t take at least a sip of a pumpkin spice latte or enjoy an Instagram-friendly day picking apples or taking hayrides? We can at least help you out with that last one as thankfully, many farms and nurseries in Essex and Morris counties are hosting hayrides for the whole family throughout the duration of the season. Here’s where to go and when: n ALSTEDE FARMS: Enjoy a “Harvest Moon Hayride” at this Chester spot, where visitors take a hayride to the corn maze with a stop at the pumpkin patch along the way on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. Fresh-pressed apple cider and live music are included in the experience; food, snacks and pumpkin picking are available for a nominal fee. • Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, 908.879.7189, alstedefarms.com

n BROOKHOLLOW’S BARNYARD: This Boonton farm puts a fun twist on a regular ol’ ride through the orchards with zombie paintball hayrides Friday and Saturday nights throughout October. Riders have the chance to shoot 20 paintball guns mounted along the sides of the tractor at fixed targets, skeletons and pop-up zombies. Photo ops with “real” zombies and refreshments are also available. • Brookhollow’s Barnyard, 301 Rockaway Valley Rd., Boonton, 201.917.3060, brookhollowsbarnyard.com

n CONKLIN FARM: This pick-your-own farm has regular hayrides as well as a Haunted Hayride on weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where zombies and other spooky creatures will try to catch you off guard. The ride is recommended for the teen set, but everyone (except for kids under age 8) is welcome! • Conklin Farm, 65 River Rd., Montville, conklinfarmupick.com n FAIRFIELD FARMS & GREENHOUSES: Fall is the time to be at this farm in Fairfield, as now is when it pulls out all the stops—fruit and pumpkin picking, a kid-friendly corn maze, farm animals and of course, hayrides for the whole family. Weekend hayrides start at 10 a.m.; weekday hayrides run from 1 to 5:30 p.m. (with the mornings reserved for private parties). • Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses, 77 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield, 973.227.1011, fairfieldfarms.net

CULINARY CORNER A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUT Livingston has tons of retail stores and restaurants, but what it’s been lacking is a decent coffee shop that’s not a chain—until now. The grand opening of Twisted Tulip, a new cafe that’s already becoming a popular hotspot, sells caffeinated drinks and snacks with locally sourced ingredients—they’re partnering with local bakeries for baked goods, and the lavender used in their lavender syrup is picked from the manager’s garden, for example. They also emphasize a sense of community, where the staff knows each customer by name and then some. We’re in. • Twisted Tulip, 277 Eisenhower Pkwy., Livingston, 973.369.7142, twistedtulipnj.com

TO THE MOON It’s out with the old and in with the new at Highland Place in Maplewood—Italian restaurant Luna Stella has finally opened where the former Highland Place steakhouse used to be. In addition to an aesthetic overhaul, the menu also was redone—it now offers delicious bites such as seafood salad, roasted mushroom crostini and grilled octopus with a pancetta vinaigrette. Customers can also sub in gluten-free pasta for any pasta entrée. Pro tip: the “Stella Spritz” is one of the best cocktails on the menu. • Luna Stella, 5 Highland Pl., Maplewood, 973.761.7600, restaurantlunastella.com

SHE’S A SOUL WOMAN What has the culinary community in Morristown been missing all these years? A soul food restaurant, that’s what. Enter Sandi’s. Sandra “Chef Sandi” Rogers has opened her self-titled soul food restaurant in downtown Morristown, where she instills the cooking traditions and techniques she learned from her grandmother. Menu items include classics such as collard greens, fried chicken, catfish, whiting, candied yams and grits, plus specials such as fried salmon, stewed chicken and chicken lasagna. • Sandi’s, 82 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 862.242.8088, sandissoulbites.com

n STONY HILL FARM: Take a hayride around the farm (available on weekends only), and while you’re at it, partake in the Chester locale’s other fall activities, like a trike race, rope maze, mini corn maze, a tile maze and pick-your-own. • Stony Hill Farm, 15 North Rd., Chester, 908.879.2908, stonyhillfarms.com

A CELEBRITY IS COMING TO TOWN

Montclair native Stephen Colbert is a regular at the township’s annual Film Festival, and this year he’s bringing a very familiar face along. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, aka Elaine from Seinfeld and Selina from Veep, will be the comedian’s special guest at the 9th Montclair Film Festival fundraiser. Both stars will bring their comedic brilliance to the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are available now at njpac. org and range in price from $79 to $250; funds go toward Montclair Film and its year-round community art and theater programs. See you there! MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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KUDOS With hopes of serving and starting a rewarding career, East Hanover native Warren Lee enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Lee, who graduated in 2015 from Oratory Preparatory High School in Summit, is currently based in San Diego, where he is learning leadership skills in the intensive Basic Division Officer Course and training to become a surface warfare officer. “Growing up, I learned the value of teamwork, being humble and leadership,” Lee says of his Morris County beginnings. “Serving in the Navy means I am part of something that is bigger than myself and I’m able to contribute to the mission of the Navy.”

Talk about girl power. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has assigned Kelley Zienowicz as its new chief sheriff officer, the highest rank in the Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Law Enforcement. In her new role, Zienowicz will be in charge of overseeing all four divisions within the Bureau of Law Enforcement: Support Services, Protective Services, Legal Services and Special Services. Zienowicz began as a clerkist intern, eventually making her way up to an investigator, sergeant and then detective lieutenant. She’s won many accolades throughout her career, including the New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award.

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THE SCOOP ON YOUR COMMUTE Commuting from here WELCOME TO TOWN, LIFETOWN! Many New Jersey towns are building all-inclusive and accessible playgrounds so kids with special needs and disabilities can partake, but Livingston is going above and beyond. The town has unveiled LifeTown, a 53,000-square-foot indoor warehouse that helps special needs children and adults learn basic life and vocational skills. The $19 million facility, spearheaded by local nonprofit Friendship Circle, features a simulated and hands-on bank, grocery store, doctor’s office, bookstore, salon and more, offering visitors training and experience they wouldn’t get in the real world. Other amenities include an aquatic center, a bowling alley, a theater, a gym, a sensory lounge, a “therapeutic activity wing” that resembles a park and a parents’ lounge, all of which are accessible. Mayor Al Anthony, representative Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and various council members have already visited the facility that was years in the making, and now the public can enjoy it too. • LifeTown, 10 Microlab Rd., Livingston, 973.251.0200, lifetown.com.

STATE OF HAPPINESS

Complain as you will about the high cost of living and the traffic, but it turns out New Jersey is a pretty darn great place to live. In fact, WalletHub has ranked us as the fifth happiest state in the U.S. in its official 2019 ranking. All 50 states were judged on criteria such as emotional and physical well-being, work and community environment, as well as things like adult depression rate, hours worked, divorce rate and income. New Jersey probably would’ve nabbed No. 1 if factors like beaches and pizzerias were also considered, but hey, there’s always next year.

to New York City isn’t always great, but at least now we can have a heads-up about, well, just how not great it is. Governor Murphy stopped by Montclair’s Bay Street Station in August to sign a new executive order requiring that NJ Transit become more transparent with customers about its performance. The first step: releasing easily accessible monthly reports to the public on its website that lists delays and cancellations and the reasoning behind them (manpower, trespassers, mechanical failures, etc.). October is the first month these reports are available, so check out your route on njtransit. com. Let’s hope new transparency comes with better reliability.

SETON HALL MAKES THE GRADE U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020 rankings of Best Colleges, and South Orange’s own Seton Hall University made the list. The private Catholic school placed No. 139 out of 400 universities, and we’re in good Garden State company—New Jersey’s Princeton University is No. 1, while Rutgers University in New Brunswick is No. 62. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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Historic charm combined with peace and privacy make this Morris County borough a long-time favorite.

Mendham is a walkable 6 square miles full of historic charm and quaintness. It’s a small and homey community with great schools, nice homes and tons of privacy when you want it, which helps explain why New Jersey Monthly gave it the No. 1 spot on its 2013 list of Top Towns. And it's very quiet— Mendham has no train or bus station (NYC commuters go through Morristown instead), no movie theater and no shopping mall. The pros outweigh the cons for residents of the Morris County borough who’ve chosen Mendham for its impressive historic district and homey, old-school feel.

HISTORIC DISTRICT

SWEET HOME

BLACK HORSE TAVERN & PUB One of the oldest restaurants in New Jersey is the Black Horse Tavern & Pub, and it’s right here in Mendham. It was established in 1742 and built in the center of town on West Main Street by Ebenezer Byram, who founded Mendham. Though much has changed over the past few centuries, the tavern and pub still offer American comfort food in a relaxed, equestrianthemed atmosphere. Black Horse Tavern & Pub has even been a hotspot among notable celebrities and historical figures, from George Washington to late singer Whitney Houston to comedian Jim Breuer.

Thinking about buying or selling a home here? The median home value in Mendham is $685,500, down 4.5 percent from last year, according to Zillow. Antique cottages and colonials with character are typical of the borough’s home styles, but there are more modern townhomes and condominiums as well.

DINING OUT If all-American pub food à la Black Horse Tavern & Pub isn’t your style, there are plenty of other dining options in Mendham. Another eating establishment with deep-rooted history is Sammy’s Ye Old Cider Mill, a steakhouse and bar that was a speakeasy in the roaring ’20s. Both Dante’s and Piattino will satisfy your Italian cravings, then drop by Mendham Creamery for a sweet treat; choose from 24 flavors of ice cream imported from farms in Hershey, PA.

HILLTOP CHURCH Hilltop Church, the first Presbyterian congregation in town, was built in 1745. In 1777 during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington and the American Army were encamped in nearby Morristown and used this church as a hospital when the soldiers became ill with small pox. A few buildings have since replaced the original, and the one that stands today on Hilltop Road was built in 1860.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Mendham got its moniker from Mendon, Massachusetts, the hometown of Ebenezer Byram who was one of the region’s most prominent settlers. There is also a Mendham in England, which is where Mendon, MA got its name from.

TOWNSHIP VS. BOROUGH Mendham Borough and Mendham Township used to be one entity, but in 1906, the borough decided it wanted its own public water and sewage system while the township was not permitted to do so, so they separated into independent municipalities. The borough is the smaller of the two today and features the commercial district full of historic shops and landmarks. The township has a more rural feel and is noted for its sprawling estates and hilly countryside. Each Mendham has its own excellent school system—Mendham Township Middle School was one of 11 in the state in 2014 to achieve Blue Ribbon status, in fact—but they share West Morris Mendham High School with each other and with the neighboring Chester Borough and Chester Township.

FAMOUS FACES Both the township and the borough of Mendham are or were home to many

notable names. From left to right, Emmy-winning Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage grew up in Mendham Township and attended nearby Delbarton High School in Morristown; the late Whitney Houston grew up in Newark but lived in Mendham from 1992 until her death in 2012; former New Jersey governor Chris Christie resides in Mendham Township; and Xander Berkeley, known for his role as Gregory on The Walking Dead, Dead, spent much of his childhood here.

DID YOU KNOW? Mendham was a prominent agricultural area in the 19th century, but its money-maker wasn’t wheat, fruit or vegetables—it was “apple jack,” an alcoholic strain distilled from apple cider. Visitors today can learn more about Mendham’s booming cider business and history at the Ralston Cider Mill museum. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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HOME,

Right in the heart of Mendham’s Historic District lies The Phoenix House, a former hotel that has served as the borough’s Town Hall building since 1938. Across the street is Robinson Drug Shop and Compounding Center, a pharmacy that has been dispensing medications since 1870. It’s still a go-to for Mendham residents for prescriptions and vitamins and is an after-school hangout for kids for its candy, gifts and more.


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A SHOWCASE OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES AROUND MORRIS & ESSEX COUNTIES.

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SPINE RELIEF, SPORTS REHAB AND BODY REGENERATION AIM HEALTH SPINE AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE OF NY & NJ

65 E. Northfield Rd., Suite L, Livingston, NJ 07039 | 973.251.2189 | aimspinesports.com A DECORATED TW0-SPORT ATHLETE at Johns Hopkins in football and Olympic weightlifting, Dr. David Perna knows the important relationship between athletic performance and injury recovery. His passion for athletics and personal experience led him to his career. Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Dr. Perna is an attending physician and Assistant Professor in the Orthopedics Department of Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Perna provides non-surgical treatment for back and neck pain, disc herniations, sciatica, muscle tendon injuries, joint injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He performs interventional pain management, including epidural and intra-articular injections, trigger-point injections, gel injections for arthritis, as well as Body Regenerative PRP injections and Body Aesthetics including Vampire Facelifts and PRP Hair restoration. Dr. Perna has merged with his brother Adam Perna, licensed acupuncturist. AIM Health offers the best of Western and Eastern medical treatments to achieve the best overall well-being.


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AESTHETIC SMILES AESTHETIC SMILES OF NJ

310 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 973.285.5480 | asnj.com UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF DR. EDWARD ROMANO, Aesthetic Smiles has been providing comprehensive dental care for the entire family for more than thirty years. Dr. Romano is attentive to the changing needs of his patients as they age, from as young as three years through many decades after. What sets Aesthetic Smiles apart from its peers, is that patients can receive treatment for all phases of dentistry, whether it be preventative, cosmetic or require advanced treatment for gum disease, reconstructive dentistry or other difficulties. Provider specialists are on staff, eliminating the need for patients to go elsewhere for specialized services. Sedation dentistry is also available to help make treatment visits less stressful. Dr. Romano and his associates are dedicated to keeping patients informed, so that their experience comes with no surprises. Care is delivered in an upbeat atmosphere, with the goal of giving each patient a lifetime of dental health.


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FACIAL AESTHETICS

MARIE BARBUTO BSN, RN, C-ANS, CPCP AESTHETIC SKIN CARE OF NEW JERSEY

310 Madison Ave., Suite 210 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.993.5100 | skincareofnj.com KNOWN AS A TRUE FACIAL ARTIST, Marie (Barbuto) Jenkinson was the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist in NJ, is an advanced Nurse Injector and a Certified Permanent Cosmetic and Medical Tattoo Specialist. Marie has been practicing non-surgical facial aesthetics for over 16 years. Her expertise is performing the latest anti-aging procedures, as well as, cosmetic/medical tattooing. Marie uses tattooing methods to create solutions for alopecia (hair loss on brows and scalp), solutions for cancer survivors and in improving surgical scars. She specializes in 3- Dimensional Nipple/Areola Tattoo following Breast Cancer Reconstruction and Mastectomy. Knowing that decisions regarding one’s looks are personal, Marie’s goal is promoting an increased sense of wellbeing and confidence for every patient.


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FAMILY LAW

LAUFER, DALENA, JENSEN & BRADLEY, LLC

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23 Cattano Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 973.285.1444 | lauferfamilylaw.com WITH 100 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE, the law firm of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen & Bradley has had a long prominent presence in Morris County. A firm committed to family law and related matters, its lawyers handle divorce, custody, relocation, domestic violence, pre-nuptial agreements and domestic partnership disputes. The firm is also recognized for its mediation, arbitration and collaborative law alternative dispute resolution options. Its attorneys are actively involved with the Morris County Bar Association where William Laufer has served as a past President and partners Christine Dalena, James Jensen and Terryann Bradley are members. The firm’s lawyers are court-approved economic mediators and have a reputation for dealing aggressively and successfully with family law issues. William Laufer, Terryann Bradley, Christine Dalena and James Jensen have consistently been voted to the NJ Super Lawyers* List. Christine Dalena is a trained collaborative law attorney. The offices are conveniently located directly across from the Morris County Courthouse. *Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Attorneys are selected in accordance with the process described at www.superlawyers.com.


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PRACTICAL LEGAL ADVICE

MELISSA CIPRIANO REBECCA JAFFE, MARINA VELOSO CIPRIANO LAW OFFICES, P.C.

175 Fairfield Ave., Suite 4C/D, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.403.8600 | ciprianolaw.com OUR ATTORNEYS WORK HAND IN HAND PRESENTING LEGAL ADVICE with your

specific family issues in mind. With an understanding that no two families are the same, we guide clients and seek resolutions quickly and efficiently for the betterment of the entire family. Ms. Cipriano, who also holds an MBA, has a distinctive connection to her practice. As a child of divorce and a divorcee herself, she brings a sensitive approach to one of the most emotionally and financially complex areas of the law. The firm is continually recognized by peers and clients—rated Superb by AVVO—as skillful compassionate advisors. Ms. Cipriano, a zealous advocate for her clients, also serves as a Qualified Family Law Mediator and a Parenting Coordinator. In addition to Family court counsel, we represent clients in Municipal courts throughout Northern New Jersey, helping with a myriad of legal issues from simple traffic violations to DWI and domestic violence concerns.


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EVENT ENTERTAINMENT JASON JANI, OWNER SCE EVENT GROUP

804 Broadway, Suite 200 West Long Branch, NJ 07764 888.278.0900 | sceeventgroup.com JASON JANI ROCKS THE PARTY EVERY TIME!

Jani, SCE Event Group’s owner, always had a knack for mixing music. But what started as a side hobby, has grown into a boutique influenced event company that has given rise to his icon status in the world of special events and entertainment. Jani and his passionate, insanely creative team of 50 travel the world to bring their magic to countless weddings, VIP events, retail & fashion extravaganzas, corporate and life occasions inspiring clients to think BIG. If you dream it, Jani makes it happen. As one of the world’s most sought-after profile event DJs, he has gathered a portfolio of notable A-list celebrities and earned the coveted title of official DJ for the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles performing at their post-game party with the hottest names in music like Cardi B and Diplo. No one says it better than Jani himself,” I know I’m doing what I was put on this planet to do.”


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THE ULTIMATE WAX EXPERIENCE EUROPEAN WAX CENTER

Livingston, NJ | 973.992.3400 Short Hills, NJ | 973.467.1100 Florham Park, NJ | 973.301.2200 | waxcenter.com

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DEAN KAPNECK KNOWS HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OPERATION AND THE VALUE OF GUEST SATISFACTION. As a Franchisee Owner of multiple European Wax Center locations, Dean credits his success to his business partner, Audrey Klein. Dean and Audrey’s 25+ years of experience in corporate America, as well as other successful business ventures, in addition to their dedication to their staff and guests, are the key ingredients to having a loyal customer base. “We try to treat all of our guests with VIP service that they have become accustomed to expect”. Our Wax Specialists are trained to educate our guests on the essentials of keeping beautiful skin. The commitment to stellar service has Kapneck’s centers building a strong client base. “Word of mouth referrals are our best source of advertisting” claims Kapneck. We also offer certain 1st time complimentary services (inquire within for specifics) because we want everyone to experience what makes us GREAT!!!!


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DIVORCE LAW SANDRA C. FAVA FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

49 Market St., Morristown, NJ 07960 973.994.7564 | foxrothschild.com SINCE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RARELY HAPPENS OVERNIGHT, Sandra Fava, a partner in Fox

Rothschild’s Morristown office, knows that her clients need a trusted and zealous advocate to help them navigate the complex and emotional process of family law issues. Sandra provides effective strategies, innovative solutions and compassionate counsel, all of which lead to an easier transition to her clients’ next phase of life. Sandra has dedicated her legal career to the thoughtful and diligent representation of clients in divorce matters. She uses her experience to show clients that the divorce process does not have to be frightening or frustrating. With both an extensive knowledge of the law and the process to guide her clients, Sandra employs those tools to reduce the emotional distress that may accompany the experience. Sandra knows that every family’s situation is unique and works with clients to find appropriate solutions to fit their needs.


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MODERN COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY JASON HAMBERGER, D.D.S. | HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES

155 South Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 | 973.992.0075 | hambergerdentalassociates.com AT HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES, we make the process of choosing a family dentist an easy one. Upholding the tradition of excellence paved by his father, Dr. Jason Hamberger is proud to take the lead as the next generation of Hamberger dentists. The patient-centered family and cosmetic practice provides a caring visit while offering the most advanced options in modern dentistry. Through a combination of science and artistry, Dr. Hamberger offers a comprehensive range of skilled dental services to build healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Along with a dedicated and compassionate staff, patients are in the most capable hands at Hamberger Dental Associates. Dr. Hamberger has a mission, “Treat patients like family, strive for excellence in every experience, and offer cutting edge technology with proven treatment methods for exceptional results.”


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HIGH-TOUCH PARTNERS IN REAL ESTATE

JAMES HUGHES BROKER-SALESPERSON THE JAMES HUGHES TEAM KELLER WILLIAMS – NJ METRO GROUP

237 Lorraine Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 Cell: 973.233.4519 | Office: 973.783.7400 jameshughesteam.com NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS by REAL Trends 500 and the

recipient of New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award for the past 5 consecutive years, James Hughes has been helping people buy or sell homes for over 15 years. In 2015, James brought his keen negotiation skills, high energy and unwavering client advocacy to Keller Williams NJ Metro Group. James is proud to announce the launch of The James Hughes Team and has assembled a group of highly skilled, market savvy professionals who are committed to building trusted relationships and offering personalized service. Contact The James Hughes Team to experience the highest level of client care. If you live in it, work in it or relax in it–The James Hughes Team can help you sell it or buy it.

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BEAUTY

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VIBRANCE MED SPA

The Shoppes at Union Hill | 3056 State Route 10 West | Denville, NJ 07834 | 973.328.1700 | VibranceMedSpa.com FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, Dr. Kenneth DiStefano Jr. has honed his craft to become one of North Jersey’s top aesthetic injectors. He has spent seven of those years at Vibrance MedSpa, the premier medical spa in Denville, NJ at The Shoppes at Union Hill. He has dedicated his career to achieving successful results through cutting edge non-surgical methods. From softening wrinkles to lifting and tightening jowls, Dr. DiStefano has the answers for aging skin. Prior to treatment, Vibrance clients have a comprehensive free consultation in which he discusses the aesthetic goals and designs the appropriate treatment course. Using a combination of dermal fillers, laser treatments, BotoxŽ, and the new Lyft procedure, Dr. DiStefano achieves the best possible outcome. He is known for his personal attention, and always makes sure that safety and comfort are paramount. In addition to the aesthetic treatments that Dr. DiStefano provides, Vibrance MedSpa also offers medical grade facials, Coolsculpting and Velashape III treatments. Come to Vibrance to experience a complete transformation for your face and body, and leave feeling pampered, refreshed and confident.


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DENTISTRY FOR HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SMILES MICHAEL GRUBER, D.M.D., FAGD, PA | GRUBER DENTAL

362 Parsippany Rd., Suite A4, Parsippany, NJ 07054 973.428.1515 | gruberdental.com A BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND PERSONAL SERVICE ARE CORNERSTONES of Dr. Michael Gruber’s Parsippany practice. He specializes in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and his stated philosophy “is to make a positive difference in the lives of all of our patients by offering the highest-quality dental care in a warm, contemporary, private-office atmosphere.” Fellowship trained, Dr. Gruber is a nationally recognized leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and with associates Dr. Michela Russo, Dr. Alexa Gruber, Dr. Edward Rockford and Dr. Marc Novak, his office educates patients about the human body, and the impact that good oral health has on their physical well-being. “By providing a team of professional, highly educated and compassionate employees, we aim to improve health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.” Dr. Gruber states “our treatments have become digitally focused and digitally delivered as part of our commitment to embrace the future of dentistry and the many groundbreaking directions the profession is taking.”


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MATRIMONIAL LAW

ALLEN J. SCAZAFABO, JR., PARTNER, FAMILY LAW GROUP RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI LLP

Headquarters Plaza | One Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07962 973.451.8428 | riker.com AS A PARTNER AND HEAD OF RIKER DANZIG’S WELL-REGARDED FAMILY LAW PRACTICE, Allen takes the necessary time to uncover important details of his clients’ cases that might be overlooked by others. He recognizes that no case is “boilerplate” to his clients; the issues are personal and consequential to each party. Though he pursues his clients’ cases in an expeditious manner regardless of complexity, Allen shuns formulaic and cookie-cutter resolutions. Instead, he works with each client, guiding them into reasonable decisions that make sense for their unique situation. It’s clear that Allen refuses to run a volume-based practice; peers and former clients have recognized his high level of professionalism with numerous awards. In addition, he was elected to serve on the esteemed Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association for 2017 to 2018, and is certified by the Supreme Court of NJ as a matrimonial law attorney.

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THE UPSCALE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY CRANE’S MILL AT WEST CALDWELL

459 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.276.6700 | cranesmill.org OPEN SINCE 1998, Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community stands on the rural grounds of a Certified Wildlife Habitat, offering a natural environment and suburban convenience. Knowing it is a major decision to move to a community like Crane’s Mill, the staff strives to make every new resident feel comfortable. Each staff member is skilled at helping residents navigate their choices for their new surroundings. Most of Crane’s Mill is dedicated to independent living, but residents have the option of the added security of assisted-living, memory support, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation services in the community’s fivestar rated health center. The Crane’s Mill setting is purposely designed to mimic an all-inclusive vacation. With a concierge catering to all residents, the community includes housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, meal plans, entertainment, and more. Residents can take advantage of an indoor pool, a fitness center and bocce court, in addition to other amenities.


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CREATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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MITCH KNAPP & RICK ZIMMER, Principals SCENIC LANDSCAPING, TAPESTRY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, TRANQUILITY POOLS

7 Argyle Rd., Haskell, NJ 07420 | 973.616.9600 | sceniclandscaping.com

WITH THREE COMPANIES under one roof, Principals Mitch Knapp and Rick Zimmer’s team offer a variety of customized services for their clients. With over 44 years’ experience, they continue to push creative boundaries. From residential and commercial designs, landscape construction and maintenance, to detail oriented swimming pools and spas, they have become the one-stop shop for luxury outdoor living. A recipient of numerous awards for landscape design over the last four decades, Scenic Landscaping has an impressive portfolio of successful projects, ranging from Manhattan hotel rooftops to luxurious private residences in the tri-state area. Fully staffed with a large team of experts, including architects, designers, horticulturists, and master pool builders, all jobs, whether large or small, receive personal attention. Clients have access to a private on-site nursery of plant material and customized garden services to ensure that the new design can maintain its quality and continue to thrive each year.


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PLASTIC SURGERY SPIRO PLASTIC SURGERY

101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 510 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.5907 | drspiro.com AN ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH AND EMPOWERMENT. As a female Plastic &

Reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Alexis Parcells is distinctively qualified to address her patient’s concerns and tailor her surgical technique to achieve an ideal aesthetic outcome. Dr. Parcells specializes in breast augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift), breast reduction, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. In addition, she strives to empower women with breast cancer by helping them to restore wholeness through breast reconstruction. Dr. Parcells believes that every patient deserves an individualized approach to treatment and has created bravebras.org to educate women about their reconstructive options. Dr. Parcells is an active volunteer for Girls Inc., a non-profit organization committed to inspiring girls and young women. She also advocates several breast cancer organizations including Minette’s Angels, The Breasties and Saint Barnabas’s annual Fashion for the Pink Crusade.


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EXCELLENCE IN DENTAL CARE THE ADVANCED DENTAL CENTER OF CEDAR KNOLLS

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197 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 245, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973.889.1900 | drgeorgeschmidt.com DR. GEORGE SCHMIDT has practiced in the Hanover Township area for over twenty years, having earned his dental degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He went on to complete an advanced program in the surgical placement of dental implants at the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Schmidt is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and on staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. With a passion for dental education he lectures to students and other dentists nationally on many subjects including dental implants. Dr. Schmidt’s son, Brandon K. Schmidt, DMD is integral to the practice. Both provide comprehensive care focusing on specialized treatments, namely guided implant surgery, same day CEREC® ceramic crowns and Invisalign®.


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CHILD CUSTODY TANYA L. FREEMAN, ESQ. TANYA FREEMAN LAW LLC.

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{ HEALTH NEWS } NOT TOO LATE TO GET IN SHAPE

GET OUT!

Feeling connected to the outdoors lowers blood pressure and boosts serotonin, according to new research.

—Journal of Environmental Research

People who take up fitness in their 40s and continue the practice into their senior years lower their risk of death by 35 percent— about the same as lifelong exercisers. —Journal of the American Medical Association

NOT SO SWEET

You know you’re supposed to limit salt intake to keep blood pressure at bay but sugar may be worse. A recent study suggests that sugar may be a likelier culprit as it’s linked to high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. —Journal of the American Medical Association

WINDOW EATING

Obese people who followed a 16-hour fasting schedule lost weight without counting calories, a recent study found. —Nutrition and Healthy Aging

Smoking and heart disease

259

The number of selfie-related deaths worldwide between 2011 and 2017. Of those who died, 75 percent were men, and 25 percent were women. The average age was 23.

—Journal of Primary Medicine and Family Care

STEP IT UP Women in

their 60s who move more have stronger bones. According to a recent study, for every 1,400 extra steps a woman takes, researchers noted increased bone density, especially in the hips. —Journal of Public Health

It takes one cigarette a day to boost a man’s risk of coronary artery disease by nearly 50 percent. E-cig users increase their heart-disease risk by 40 percent.

—The BMJ

WORKOUT BUDDY WANTED Research indicates that individuals who play team sports or exercise with a partner added more years to their lives than solo exercisers. On average, tennis players added 9.7 years and soccer 4.7 years, while working out at the gym added 1.5 years. Experts posit that the physical as well as mental benefits contribute to the increase. —Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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{ IN GOOD HEALTH }

A ‘DREAM TEAM’ FOR BREAST CANCER CARE

Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians credited for Morristown woman’s treatment and recovery. In November 2017, Stephanie Quinton felt a lump in her left breast while doing a self-examination. She immediately went to see her primary care physician, who referred her to a local hospital. She had an ultrasound, which the radiologist told her revealed she had nothing to worry about. By the next spring, the lump had grown to the point that it was visible through her skin. She went back to the same hospital for another ultrasound. “They still told me to go home—that it was nothing,” the Morristown resident says. But Quinton, then just 28, had a strong history of breast cancer on both sides of her family, including cousins, her maternal grandmother and both her paternal great-grandmothers, so she insisted on getting a second opinion. She was evaluated at the Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center—the same hospital that treated her grandmother, who is still alive, two decades earlier, in 1996. Unfortunately, she got similar news; she had later-stage breast cancer. “But they said it was curable,” she says. “They wanted to get to it immediately.” Quinton first got tested for the BRCA gene, which would help explain how she developed breast cancer at such a young age, and found out she was positive. Given that information, her team of Anna Litvak, M.D. doctors—which included Anna Litvak, M.D., a medical oncologist, and M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., director of Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and a RWJBarnabas Health-Rutgers Medical Group provider—devised a treatment plan comprising eight rounds of chemotherapy, followed by a double mastectomy, followed by radiation therapy. Before she began, though, Quinton was advised to freeze her eggs prior to treatment to preserve her fertility. “I was still deer-in-theheadlights and didn’t even think about that, but my doctor strongly recommended it,” she says. “I had a great team. They even showed me ways to help pay for treatment, so there were minimal out-of-pocket costs for me.” Her chemotherapy treatment lasted from August through November 2018. She worked at her job, as the product programs director for Girl Scouts Heart of New

Jersey, the entire time. “I am usually like the Energizer Bunny, but I was the bunny on a dead battery. I was very tired,” she says. She would have chemo on Wednesday, and by Friday, “My team would see me get sluggish. That was time to go home, and I would sleep the entire weekend.” She had her surgery Jan. 10, 2019. That too went well. “My mom and dad said I was back to my old self quickly,” she says, and she was discharged in less than 24 hours and back to M. Michele Blackwood, M.D. work by Valentine’s Day. The next week, she started radiation therapy. By June, she had completed five months of physical therapy. In October, she began reconstructive surgery. Quinton admits she had her emotional moments, especially at the beginning of her ordeal. “I had my five minutes of crying, but I thought, there’s nothing I can do about it, so why cry about it,” she says. “I made light of the situation.” She got ahead of her impending hair loss by cutting most of it off and donating it, then dying her remaining hair purple. When that hair fell out, she got three wigs, which she named. “Sheila was a brunette, kind of conservative. Pamela, after Pamela Anderson, was blonde, to go to bars. Then there was Christina, after Aguilera, also long and blonde but more reserved,” she says. The wigs not only helped her, they helped the girls in the Girl Scout troop she leads. “It made them feel more comfortable talking about cancer,” she says. She even had them work toward a Girl Scout patch for breast cancer awareness. The girls learned what the disease was and how to check for it, and they were challenged to remind five women to get their mammogram. “I got texts from parents saying their kid was refusing to do chores until mom made a mammogram appointment,” she says with a laugh. “Most of my troop parents got a mammogram pretty quickly.” Quinton’s prognosis is excellent, and despite being put into early menopause by her medications, she is feeling fine. She has only praise for her multidisciplinary team of oncologists, surgeons and nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “From beginning to end, nobody missed a beat. Before I asked a question they had the answer ready to go,” she says. “I was lucky. I had a dream team.”

Stephanie Quinton

To learn more about the breast cancer specialists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, visit us online at rwjbh.org/cancer or call us at 1.844.CANCERNJ.

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BREAST CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY Meet the newest additions to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s devoted team of cancer specialists. Manish J. Dave, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist, has recently joined The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Devoted to providing compassionate care to his patients, Dr. Dave treats both blood disorders and cancer. His philosophy of care is to treat every patient as he would his own family. Dr. Dave has an interest in clinical trials and the newest available targeted therapies. He has given multiple presentations and published numerous research articles on solid and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Dave has also donated his time to help the underserved residents of Winston-Salem, NC as well as Mumbai, India.

Christopher M. McGreevy, M.D., a surgical oncologist, has recently joined The Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. McGreevy adopts a comprehensive patient care philosophy with a focus on patient education and shared decision-making. He works closely with colleagues in radiology, medical oncology and radiation oncology to individualize patient care. He has interest and experience in oncoplastic breast surgery including skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy and breast conservation. Dr. McGreevy has given multiple national presentations and published numerous research articles on the topic. He is also a member of professional societies including American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology and American Society of Breast Surgeons, as well as certified by the American Board of Surgery. As a RWJBarnabas Health-Rutgers Medical Group provider, Dr. McGreevy accepts most major insurances and is a Horizon OMNIA Tier-1 provider.

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The American Cancer Society recommends: • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (X-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. • Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening. • Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. • All women should be familiar with the known benefits, limitations and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening. • Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a health care provider right away. Some women, because of their family history, a genetic tendency or certain other factors, should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is very small.) Talk with a health care provider at SBMC about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.


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IMPROVING DIABETES CARE

Classes at SBMC’s Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention are designed to teach patients how to manage and control Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that needs continual self-management and support in order to be treated successfully. Yet according to the American Association for Diabetes Educators, “fewer than 60 percent of people with diabetes have had any formal diabetes education.” Research shows that people who have received diabetes education are more likely to use primary care and preventative services, take medications as prescribed, control their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and have lower health care costs. Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention offers classes in self-management education and support, taught by certified diabetes educators who are specifically trained to work with such patients. Each group class includes eight hours of diabetes education taught over four sessions and a one-hour support group one month following the class. (Individual nutrition and diabetes counseling sessions are available as well.) Spouses and family members are welcome at no additional charge. Diabetes self-management education and support provides a foundation to help persons with diabetes navigate the decisions of self-care and has been shown to improve health outcomes. Among the topics covered are: • How diabetes affects the body. • How diabetes medications work. • How to create a healthy eating plan and exercise plan. • How to use a glucometer and what the numbers mean. “We teach each person with diabetes everything they need to know about how to manage their chronic condition,” says Jennifer Meyers, a dietitian,

certified diabetes educator and clinical coordinator for the Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention, located at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston. “We have fantastic outcomes in terms of blood sugar improvements, weight loss and improved quality of life. We help them stay well so they can stay out of the hospital.” The center has added a new program, recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control, called “Prevent T2.” This is geared toward the estimated 86 million U.S. adults who have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugars are elevated but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Having prediabetes places patients at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes without lifestyle intervention. To be eligible for this year-long program, enrollees have to be over age 18 and overweight, based on a body-mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater (or 23 or greater for Asian Americans). “We have had three groups go through the program already, and have heard great feedback as well as positive outcomes from the program,” Meyers says. “People love the group support and focus on disease prevention.” The program requires weekly classes for the first four months, then every other week for the next five months, then monthly. Research shows this program can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Thanks to programs like these, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was recently named a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report for Diabetes and Endocrinology. “We have put so many years of hard work into supporting this population that it’s fantastic to be recognized for it,” Meyers says.

For more information, call the Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention at Saint Barnabas Medical Center at 973.322.7007.

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SPACE TIME Needing expanded room to accommodate their two teenaged children, homeowners did a huge addition on their 1950s Livingston splitlevel—and a major design overhaul too. By Haley Longman Design by Danielle Palmadessa of DRP Interiors Photography by Katelyn Mangin

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Designer Danielle Palmadessa revamped the entire main floor of this 1950s split-level home in Livingston. She describes the finished product as “a mix of midcentury modern but also glamorous and comfortable.”

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The interior designer couldn’t help what she was thinking. Three years ago, when Danielle Palmadessa revamped a daughter’s upstairs bedroom in a family’s Livingston 1950s split-level, she wondered why that room in particular was the chosen focus. Palmadessa confesses: “The rest of the house was so awful I kept thinking, ‘Why are you doing this bedroom when the rest needs so much help?’” Of course it was far more tactfully that she broached the subject with the homeowners. “They were like, ‘We’re getting to it!’” she recalls. Well, they got to it. The family rehired Palmadessa and her team at DRP Interiors to redo the entire main floor. After 13 years in the home and with two growing teenaged children, the clients were in dire need of more space, so, with the help of the homeowner’s architect sister, they expanded upon their living room, dining room and kitchen and did an addition onto the back of the house with a new family room, butler’s pantry and powder room. This gave them an open floor plan and the seamless flow their previous footprint lacked. From there, Palmadessa used the kitchen as a starting point. “The client wanted white cabinets with quartz and brass, and because you can basically see the kitchen from every other room, that set a vision for me,” she said. “I thought a soft, neutral palette would work best. She didn’t need pops of bright colors.” The all-white kitchen is all about functionality, with a large center island with breakfast stools in stainresistant Duralee Crypton fabric and a desk built right into the custom This page: A functional, marble-top table by Noir in the center of the foyer creates a focal point—and can also house a beautiful holiday display. The see-through brass-and-glass light fixture above it doesn’t obstruct the view. Opposite, top: Palmadessa loves using wallpaper for warmth and texture. “It adds an extra element to the family room,” she says. Opposite, bottom: Palmadessa began designing the kitchen around this standout chandelier from Visual Comfort because lighting is “sculptural and evoking.” MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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cabinets. But the designer’s favorite features of the kitchen are the gold-accented light fixtures by Visual Comfort— “without the chandelier and pendants, it’s just a pretty kitchen,” she says—and the adjacent butler’s pantry. “We did a reflective hexagonal antique mirror backsplash, which opens up the small room and gives it a special, glamorous feel,” she adds. “I love it.” The foyer has a bit of that glam vibe too, with its patterned, metallic-specked geometric wallpaper from Ferm Living providing a “wow” factor when you first walk in. Right next to it is the enlarged living room, featuring a custom-cut broadloom rug that elongates the whole space; a unique bar cabinet; a piano (the only item from the previous home that was used in the new design); and four navy open-back TOV swivel chairs. “I haven’t done a formal living room with a sofa and chairs in a long time because you want it to feel more loungey,” Palmadessa says. “It’s a nice addition to another sitting room.” Seating is maximized in the family room as well, MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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This page: The butler’s pantry features different cabinets and backsplash than the kitchen but is an extension of it, with similar fresh white cabinets and satin brass faucetry. Opposite page, top: Palmadessa typically likes to place desks in a secondary area, but this client wanted hers in the kitchen. “She’s very neat,” says the designer, “so it’s okay!” Opposite page, bottom: All chairs and island stools in the kitchen were reupholstered in spill-proof Duralee and Maxwell fabrics for extra functionality.

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deliberately sunken and with vaulted ceilings to add height and dimension. The design team arranged this space’s aesthetic around the rustic stone fireplace, which the homeowner and her sister chose together. “It inspired me with its natural, organic, modern California feel,” she says. “We put an almost grass-cloth wallpaper by Brewster on the accent wall, used contrasting wood tones and a cool, open sculptural light by Hudson Valley with black metal and silver,” the last of which melded in well with the room’s gray tones. Finally there is the “moody” dining room, where the ceiling was painted in a deep plum color with a mirrored silver églomisé overlay, but it’s still linked to the rest of the rooms by the black, white and gold accents. The designers also installed wainscoting three-quarters of the way up, added a shimmery abstract wallpaper for the other quarter and designed a semi-custom black, 96inch, high gloss Modshop buffet to house the homeowner’s vast china collection. Beyond financial reasons, why was now the right time for this family to take the plunge and redo about half of their house? “Even if they’re soon-to-be empty nesters, they wanted to have a house they could entertain in and host family events in,” Palmadessa says. “But they also want to keep its value so it would appeal to other buyers when they eventually sold it.” Those future offers are sure to come rolling in—a long while from now, of course. This page: The designer compares the stunning dining room ceiling to “an opaque mirror.” Opposite, top: The plum dining room’s aesthetic is more dramatic than the rest, but shares “common denominators” of metallic, black and white. Opposite, bottom: The newly added family room evokes “California” vibes and is simultaneously “glamorous and comfortable.”

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LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Brightening a dark, outdated master bathroom was the key to making a Montville mansion move-in-ready. By Haley Longman Design by Karla Trincanello of Interior Decisions Photography by Wing Wong/Memories TTL

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Designer Karla Trincanello of Interior Decisions in Florham Park brightened this Montville master bathroom literally and figuratively, with reflective mother-of-pearl tile, a soft blue palette and “layers” of illumination via sconces, chandeliers and recessed lighting. “It’s on the traditional side with transitional aspects,” she says of the finished product.

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This page: Trincanello installed tub by Victoria + Albert that is relaxing and has About four years ago, two forty-somethings U-shaped quartz vanities to add “oxygenated” healing benefits via massaging found their dream home in Montville. It was a counter and storage space. The two mini-bubbles. Decorative, French-style sconces French Normandy mansion that overlooked lush windows above were getting lost illuminate the tub on either side and match the private grounds and was pretty much move-inbefore, but now are a “part of the silver leaf Fine Art Lamps sconces on the beveled ready. Except for one thing—the upstairs master design,” she says. Opposite: This mirrors above the U-shaped vanities. “I’m very bathroom needed some serious work. It was freestanding tub with spa bubbles has big on good lighting in the bathroom, especially big, sure, but also dark, with old-school floral both relaxation and health benefits. for grooming,” says Trincanello, “and when you wallpaper on the walls, and the vast space was Says the designer: “The homeowner takes lots of baths now!” put a sconce right on a mirror, that light refracts.” used inefficiently. So the couple, parents of two A large, dimmable crystal chandelier (with a mini teenagers, hired designer Karla Trincanello of version in the separate water closet) by Currey & Company centers Interior Decisions in Florham Park to give this all-important room a the space and adds another layer of brightness. modern update and some life before they moved in. The U-shaped cabinets replaced two tiny his-and-hers vanities on Trincanello’s first order of business was to bring both life and opposite ends of the wall and added much-needed counter space light back into the space, first by opening up the shower. “The and nine drawers each of storage for products and appliances. shower was dark and gloomy and depressing,” she says. “It was There are also two Lazy Susans inside for larger items, and roll-out like getting into a cave! So immediately I blew open those doors hampers hidden in the middle for laundry and linens. Linens are and the wall so it was fully exposed and bright.” But because this also stored in the Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture armoire parallel was a steam shower and the previous marble was cracked and to the tub. “This armoire is more beautiful and stylish than just a moldy, the designer had to be meticulous about what materials closet with a door,” Trincanello says, “and I love how everything she used to ensure that wouldn’t happen again. She book-matched inside is exposed.” two porcelain slabs of the kind one might find in a kitchen rather As for the finishing touches? Mother-of-pearl trim was chosen than standard marble tile and grout, because the porcelain is as an accent on the vanity backsplash, at the top of the walls and “impervious so the steam can’t penetrate it. Plus,” she says, “it’s on the “centerpiece of decorative pattern tile” on the floor to bring something different from the typical. They didn’t want typical.” The in a reflection of color. The soft blue color palette is serene and six-foot-by-six-foot shower also has aromatherapy in the steam, a spa-like and a nice contrast with the stark white molding on the freestanding solid quartz bench, his-and-hers showerheads and a 12-foot ceilings. river-rock floor. “They didn’t want grab bars, so I had to make sure “All in all, this room is well lit and there are many different that floor was slip-resistant,” Trincanello adds. textures,” the designer says. “It is a usable, gorgeous, comfortable The homeowners requested as many luxury amenities as and functional space.” possible, so the designer chose a 72-inch hydrotherapy air-bubble MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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HOME & AWAY

They say that travel broadens you—well, it will certainly give you a design idea or two. Why not evoke your sense of wanderlust with decor from some of the world’s most exotic locales? The Taj Mahal in Agra took some 22 years to build, and more than 1,000 elephants were used to transport materials for construction.

Charming Creatures Tiger Decor Crate and Barrel, Short Hills, 973.379.9700

Ava Round Platter Pottery Barn, Short Hills, 973.912.0060

INDIA

The hallmarks of home decor in India: intricate patterns, rich, vibrant colors and furniture most often made from woods like teak, rosewood and ebony. Paintings and other artwork, meanwhile, are scarce—instead, decorative panels and embroidered rugs often adorn the walls.

Red Floral Painted Wood Cabinet Cost Plus World Market, Livingston, 973.533.7439

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Byer of Maine Globo Double Chair With Cushion The Home Depot, East Hanover, 973.887.4444

Nelson Sunflower Clock Modclair, Montclair, 973.233.0401

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Crosley X Uo Embossed Vinyl Record Player Urban Outfitters, Montclair, 973.655.0157

Gold Ottoman Pouf maisondemarrakech.com

Kate Aspen Indian Jewel Lantern Bed Bath & Beyond, East Hanover, 973.884.4287

Safavieh Monaco Rug Worldwide Wholesale Floor, Fairfield, 973.227.0300

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{ NO PASSPORT REQUIRED } Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island and snow-capped for some five months of the year, last erupted in 1707.

Watashi 5-Light Japanese Hanging Lantern Chandelier Walmart, Cedar Knolls, 973.889.8646

JAPAN

With a focus on creating zen-like environments, Japanese dĂŠcor mostly consists of pieces made from natural materials. A neutral color palette, clean lines and a stress-free sense of minimalism complete the look.

Saji Chair kishimotodesign.com

Hunter Bed roveconcepts.com

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Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool dwr.com


Roche Bobois Aka Hanawa Clay Vases roche-bobois.com

Koi With Yellow Water Lily by Michal Creese Throw Pillow pixels.com

Pair Of Stained Glass Windows With Japanese Decor marcmaison.com

Nathan Yong Line Console dwr.com

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Surprise! Sushi , while wildly popular in the States , isn’t an everyday food in Japan.


As of last year, South Africa’s giraffe population was estimated at 31,500 in the wild.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Wooden furniture and rattan abound, but a focus on the country’s wildlife (think elephants and rhinos) often rears its head—from statues and figurines to animal-inspired furniture.

African Elephant Metal Statuette decorshore.com

Jean Paul Gaultier Chest Of Drawers roche-bobois.com

Phases Africa Wood Recliner phasesafrica.com

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Chevron Print Arrow African Mudcloth Pillow Cover Sewndecors, etsy.com

Ikat Inlay Drum Side Table Anthropologie, Short Hills, 973.921.1908

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FALL FANCY These sharp looks are perfect for the season— whether you’re on the town or in the country. Photography by Michael Cogliantry Shot on location at Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club, Sloatsburg, N.Y.

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Sweater by Dorothee Schumacher, Susanne N., Montclair, 973.746.4800; pants by Rebecca Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Short Hills, 973.548.2200; shoes by Aquazzura, Saks OFF 5th, East Hanover, 973.434.0346.

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Turtleneck bodysuit and leather pants by Marissa Webb, marissa-webb.com.

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Leopard coat and blazer by Veronica Beard, Neiman Marcus, Short Hills, 973.912.0080; jeans by Re/Done, Neiman Marcus, Short Hills; boots by Aquazzura, Saks OFF 5th, East Hanover.

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Dress by Fleur du Mal, Century 21, Morristown, 973.401.9500; shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Nordstrom, Short Hills, 973.457.1500.

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5 ‘HAUNTS’ TO VISIT

These bewitching destinations are so frightfully perfect for the season it’s downright spooky! By Gianna Barone

Here at Morris/Essex Health & Life we love a good getaway. And while a relaxing spa weekend or some R&R by the sea may be fine for the rest of the year, October calls for something a little scarier. So we’ve found some scary destinations that have it all—ghosts, witches, zombies and even some ominous ravens floating around. For an unforgettable Halloween-time junket, set your GPS—or grab an old-fashioned map.

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SALEM, MA.

Have a wicked good time this Halloween when you drive up to Salem, fabled as home and burial ground to 17th-century witches. Bask in all of the black magic of this town, which has lovingly been dubbed “Witch City” over time due to its mystical roots. Venture out in the evening for a “Bewitched After Dark” historical walking tour, which guides you through a dozen of Salem’s historically haunted locations. Daytime scares can be found on a tour of The Witch House, the former home to a judge who presided over the 1692 witchcraft trials and the last remaining structure in Salem that is directly linked to the hysteria. Plan a night here on Oct. 19 to hear “Tales from The Witch House”—tour guides share their scariest Salem stories in the home’s dark chamber. Sit down for a spell and enjoy some New England clam chowder and a brew of your own at Turner’s Seafood, reportedly home to the ghost of one of Salem’s first accused witches. Check out bewitchedafterdark.com for tour ticket info.

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That’s right—one of your favorite beach destinations along the Jersey Shore is also home to some of the most notorious haunted houses in the country. Hop on the “Ghosts of Cape May” trolley tour run by Cape May MAC (that’s the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities) with your guide, psychic medium Craig McManus, and find out why legend says this Victorian-era vacation spot is riddled with spirits. For an even spookier experience, opt for the “Graveyards, Ghosts & Mansions” tour, which pays a visit to nearby Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery and the 1800s-era Emlen Physick Estate, where the ghosts of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family are said to haunt the hallways. After a long day, retire to your quarters and grab a bite (and maybe another kind of spirit) at Elaine’s, a haunted bed and breakfast. If you book a spot on its annual “Ghost Hunter Weekend,” your stay also includes a private reading from an in-house psychic, a walking ghost tour around town, dinnertheater performances and guided exploration of the estate with real paranormal-detecting tools. Visit capemaymac.org for tour tickets.

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Nevermore will you look at Baltimore the same after an eerie weekend in the city that is famously linked with the raven-loving 19th-century horror author Edgar Allan Poe. Kick off your gothic getaway in “Poe-tober” with a tour of the Westminster Hall and Burying Grounds, a former church and graveyard where Poe, his wife, his brother, his grandfather and his mother-in-law are interred. While early October travelers to the site can find themselves in the midst of the International Poe Festival, an annual weekend dedicated to Poe lovers, a trip on Halloween night calls for an extra-immersive experience—a tour of the catacombs and an ultra-dramatic reading of Poe’s most chilling work, The Tell-Tale Heart. A morning venture to the Enoch Pratt Free Library also provides an inside look at Poe’s works; familial letters and even a piece of his coffin reside here. Baltimore is also home to a host of nightly ghost tours that invite visitors to ponder the mysterious death of this critic nicknamed the Tomahawk Man for his savage assessments of others’ writing. Top off your trip with a stop at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, where it is believed that Poe had his last drink. Check out baltimore.org for ticket info.

Don’t lose your head amid the spooky fun on a trip to this small Westchester County village. Home to the legendary Headless Horseman from Washington Irving’s tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the town is both historic and haunted. Brave visitors can trek out to the Philipsburg Manor on designated nights in October for Horseman’s Hollow, an event in which ghosts, undead townspeople and witches plague the grounds of the hollow and escape the clutches of the Headless Horseman, who ruthlessly stalks the hollow in search of his severed cranium. Visitors also can check out the Old Dutch Church to hear Irving’s tale recited aloud with as much gusto and terror as one could ask for in a ghost story. When you’re not being chased by ghouls, stop by the Bridge View Tavern in town for traditional pub food and a locally sourced craft beer. For ticket info, visit hudsonvalley.org.

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Walking Dead fans, look no further: Six Flags Great Adventure’s annual Fright Fest is back in all its undead glory. A fan-favorite event among amusement park junkies and zombie lovers alike, Fright Fest is a Halloween-themed spin on New Jersey’s prized amusement park. Complete with designated “scare zones” and haunted mazes like “Blood Shed” and “CarnEvil,” this year’s festival is sure to pack maximum thrills. New hot spots for 2019 include the postapocalyptic “Aftermath” maze, where unfortunate parkgoers must run for their lives from disease-infected zombies, as well as a few surprise attractions that will be unveiled on opening night. Dine on American fare or Asian cuisine in the park. For a less scary attraction, check out the “Blood Drums” show, in which percussionists use pyrotechnics for one horrifyingly incredible concert. For tickets and packages, go to sixflags.com.

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LOAFIN’ AROUND

You won’t miss the gluten or the sugar in these delicious yet better-for-you vegan desserts.

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“NOTELLA”-FILLED BANANA BREAD Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

n 4 very ripe large bananas, peeled n 1 cup buckwheat flour n 1 cup ground almonds n 7 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 2 Tbs. chia seeds n 2 Tbs. ground cinnamon n 1 cup pecans n 3 Tbs. cacao nibs (or small chunks of raw dark chocolate) n 1 medium jar chocolatehazelnut spread

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. Add the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, maple syrup, chia seeds and cinnamon and stir together well. Process the pecans in a food processor for about 30 seconds, or until they have the texture of coarse flour, then add to the bowl with the banana mixture. Add the cacao nibs (or chocolate chunks) and give it all another good stir. Spoon half the banana mixture into the lined loaf pan and smooth the top with the spoon. Cover with a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread, again smoothing it out to make it even. Spoon the remaining banana mixture on top and smooth it out once more. Bake for an hour, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. If there is chocolate on the skewer, don’t worry, as the filling is meant to be slightly gooey. As long as the banana loaf mixture is cooked, that’s fine. Let the loaf cool, then slice. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to two months.

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LEMON FOR SHIZZLE MY DRIZZLE CAKE Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

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Process the oats in a food processor or high-speed blender for about 30 seconds, or until they form a flour. Mix with the ground almonds, coconut sugar and chia seeds in a mixing bowl.

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1½ cups ground almonds ½ cup coconut sugar 2 Tbs. chia seeds 1 cup almond milk ½ cup coconut oil, melted 1 lemon, juice and finely grated zest n 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract n ½ cup poppy seeds FOR THE DRIZZLE n 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice n 1 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 1 Tbs. coconut milk

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Stir in the almond milk, melted coconut oil, lemon zest and juice and vanilla until well combined, then stir in the poppy seeds. Spoon the mixture evenly into the lined loaf pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden on top and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool before you make the drizzle. TO MAKE THE DRIZZLE When the cake is cool, stir all the drizzle ingredients together in a mixing bowl until smooth, then drizzle over the top of the cake. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to two months.

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN LOAF Yields: 1 loaf (8 generous slices)

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup almond milk 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar 1½ cups ground almonds 1 flaxseed “egg” ½ cup cashew butter ½ cup coconut oil, melted ½ cup plus 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup n 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract n ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 2 or 3 thin rings n n n n n n n

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6-by-4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. To make the flaxseed “egg,” mix 1 Tbs. ground flaxseeds with 3 Tbs. water and let sit for 10 minutes, or until you have a gloopy mixture. Combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl and set aside. In another mixing bowl, mix the ground almonds with the flaxseed “egg,” then stir in the cashew butter, melted coconut oil, ½ cup of the maple syrup and the vanilla until well combined. Pour the remaining 2 Tbs. maple syrup over the bottom of the prepared loaf pan, place the pineapple rings over the syrup, then pour in the cake batter. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan, then place a plate over the loaf pan and, holding them both together, flip the pan so the cake sits on the plate, with the pineapple on top. Store in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to two months.

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Vegan Treats: Easy Vegan Bites & Bakes by Emma Hollingsworth. Photos by Jen Rich © Kyle Books.

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Time to Try Tempeh?

No offense to tofu, but here’s a protein-rich, soy-based meat substitute with a bit more pizzazz. Tempeh (TEM-pay) is a cake-like food made from soaked, hulled and fermented whole soybeans that bind together overnight to create a firm yet chewy mouthfeel. It originated on the island of Java in Indonesia long ago—records show that its benefits were known as early as the 16th century. Since then, this highly nutritious food has gained popularity around the globe as a protein source in vegan and vegetarian diets. It’s versatile too—it can be prepared in several different ways for delicious results. POWER UP The health wallop packed by soy products stems primarily from their high protein and vitamin content, and tempeh is no exception. It’s loaded with varied nutrients and low in cholesterol. As noted in the World Journal of Dairy & Food Sciences, studies have suggested that tempeh may help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and digestive disorders. One 100-gram serving contains 20 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat, eight grams of carbohydrates and 195 calories. (And yes, tempeh’s blander cousin tofu has similar benefits with even fewer calories. But what do you want to eat? Tofu is good for you, but so is going to bed at 9 p.m. With tempeh, you can be good but still walk on the wilder side.) Another plus? Tempeh is also easier to digest than other soy products because the complex proteins in soy are broken down during the fermentation process.

flavor of tempeh can sometimes get lost when it is shipped or stored. That’s why preparing it properly is important for the full experience. If the tempeh from the package is too tough, steaming it is a great way to soften it. To do this, place sliced tempeh in a saucepan and cover it with either water or vegetable oil. After bringing the liquid to a boil, lower the flame and let everything simmer for 10 minutes. Afterwards the choice of marinating, grilling or baking is up to you. Tempeh by itself can be bitter at first taste (the longer it’s cultured, the stronger the flavor) but one of countless sauces and marinades can help fix that deliciously. This nutritious food can be served whole, used in soups or employed as a substitute for bread in sandwiches. Or it can be crumbled into sauces and stew. Keep in mind that tempeh may take on some of the flavor of what it is prepared with, leaving lots of room for creativity.

—John McCarthy

BUY/STORE/SERVE We won’t kid you: Making tempeh from scratch is difficult, requiring two to three days of 95-degree heat to allow the fermentation process to occur. (But if you do make it, you can experiment with other kinds of beans instead of soybeans.) Most Americans buy pre-made tempeh at local health-food stores or at a growing number of mainstream supermarkets. Always refrigerate tempeh before and after opening the package. Tightly wrap the partially used product in its package, and store in the back of the fridge. Tempeh can usually be stored for months, but please heed the expiration date. The firm, chewy texture and slight nutty, almost mushroomy

DID YOU KNOW? A new variant of tempeh is made from barley and oats instead of soybeans and holds promise for use in climates that aren’t soybean-friendly. It was developed by scientists in 2008 in an apparently un-tempeh-like place called Sweden. MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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FOR THE PITCHER: n 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving n 2 medium apples, thinly sliced n 1 medium pear, thinly sliced n 1 medium orange, thinly sliced n ²⁄³ cup pomegranate seeds n 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine n 2 cups apple cider n ½ cup brandy n ¼ cup orange juice n 2 Tbs. lemon juice n club soda, for serving

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n Place the cinnamon sticks and fruit into a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice and lemon juice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 3–24 hours (6–8 hours is best). n Pour the sangria and fruit into glasses. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

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Be There

From festivals and fundraisers to concerts and walks, there’s something for everyone this fall in Morris and Essex counties. OCT 5 Indulge in a huge selection of seasonal beers from around the globe at the ALES N’ TALES OKTOBER FEST at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. In addition to sampling wine and spirits, there will also be local food and craft vendors and a live Oompah Band during this evening event from 6–9 p.m. Leave the kiddos at home for this one! Tickets are $60 for general admission and $15 for designated drivers; all funds support the Essex County Parks foundation. You can purchase your tickets and find out more at alesntails.com.

OCT 6 Spend a festive fall day with the family at the Whippany Railway museum’s annual PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. From 12:30–5 p.m., enjoy train rides across the Whippanong Valley and partake in some fun fall activities like pumpkin picking, carving and decorating at the pumpkin marketplace craft fair. There will also be Halloween photo ops, vintage farm tractors and more. Train ride club car seats are $19 for adults and $14 for children under 12; caboose seats are $16/$11. For tickets, visit whippanyrailwaymuseum.net.

OCT 10, 11, 12, 13 THE NEWARK ARTS FESTIVAL is coming to the Prudential Center for its 18th annual celebration of art. The festival attracts curators on a national scale and will showcase painting, poetry and lighting displays, as well as art through various other media. With the exception of certain events, the festival is FREE. General hours are 12–9 p.m. with exhibitions and performances happening at different times. For more information on performance dates and tickets visit newarkarts.org.

OCT 13 Devout Beatles fans will not want to miss REWIND, a classic rock cover band, when they perform at the Florham Park Library. The musicians will take the stage at 2 p.m. to perform and discuss some of the Beatles greatest hits. This event will also provide a comprehensive background on the Beatles’ history. Registration is FREE but is required for this event. To reserve your spot, visit florhamparklib.org.

OCT 17 Join your Essex County neighbors during Breast Cancer Awareness month at the REAL PANTHERS WEAR PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK at Panther Park in Cedar Grove, in partnership with Susan G. Komen. The walk will last from 6–8 p.m. and donations are encouraged. The event will also feature a craft table for kids, food and drink vendors, carnival games, a free yoga class and more. For details on how to register, visit cedargrovenj.org.

OCT 25 Experience the talent behind NBC’S WORLD OF DANCE live and in the flesh during its 2019

October 6 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

tour stop at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. Audiences will be awed watching the impressive talent, intricate choreography and creative dance routines of Season 3 champs The Kings, Unity LA and special guests. The show starts at 8 p.m. sharp; tickets begin at $45. Get more details at wellmonttheater.com/shows/world-of-dance-live.

NOV 3 Michelle Obama is returning to New Jersey for a stop on her MODERATED CONVERSATION WITH THE FORMER FIRST LADY speaking tour at the Prudential Center in Newark. Lucky audience members will ask questions of the author and activist, and VIP guests get a meet and greet for $2,500. Standard tickets are going for $144–$494 at prucenter.com/events/michelle-obama.

NOV 17 Experience an authentic Thanksgiving feast at the THANKSGIVING HARVEST HOME & ARMISTICE OBSERVATION at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Visit farm animals, prepare supper at the farmhouse, enjoy a wagon ride and see an authentic ambulance from World War I at this event held from 12–4 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 per child ages 3-16; kids under 2 and U.S. military personnel are FREE. For more information, visit morrisparks.net.

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NOV 20 Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are bringing the 90210 to the 07960 for the ultimate girls’ night. This interactive, live talk show featuring the breakout stars of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 will be filled with laughs and memories as the ladies reminisce on their time on the hit ’90s show (and the subsequent FOX reboot). The audience is just as much a part of the show as the stars are! The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $39. Mayoarts.org has the scoop.

NOV 29 Get ready to rock at ROCK AND MINERAL WEEKEND at the Morris Museum in Morristown, where kids (and adults) of all ages can shop for treasures, enjoy a mineral magic show, sit for a Touch the Music show with Claudia Lemmerz and learn more about rocks and minerals. The event is held from 10–5 p.m., and from 1–5 p.m. the following day. Entry is FREE with museum admission. Go to morrismuseum.org for more.

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Fall for Oktoberfest Have a hankering for German food? These three eateries will satisfy all your cravings.

sides of kraut and fries made me feel like I’d gone to foodie heaven. Redd’s also has a variety of burgers, schnitzel and sandwiches (how does a cordon bleu on pretzel roll sound?) as well as soups and salads. Of course, we had to wash everything down with a brew, and Redd’s has plenty of German beers and local crafts on tap. I went light on this visit: a Schofferhofer grapefruit beer was perfect for my still-summer-but-thinking-fall vibe. Redd’s Biergarten, 220 Market St., Newark, 973.877.6600, reddsbiergarten.com

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, Morristown I admit I have never eaten in the exclusive Washington Room at Jockey Hollow, but only because the more relaxed Rathskeller usually calls my name. Located on the basement level of the Jockey Hollow mansion, the Rathskeller (German for council’s cellar) has limited hours and few seats but boasts a sizable drink list and mouth-watering grub. Oktoberfestgoers can order from Jockey Hollow’s Oyster Bar menu (steak, poultry and seafood entrées galore) or select from Rathskeller’s specials. My friend and I shared two dishes, pork schnitzel and potato and cheese pierogies. The thin pork cutlet had a wonderful crisp and great flavor, especially with the side of braised cabbage and capers. The pierogies, too, were delicious, but perhaps a bigger portion or a third plate would have filled our empty tummies. But that left more REDD’S BIERGARTEN space for drinks: A couple of von Trapps did the trick for me, while my companion capped the evening Redd’s Biergarten, Newark with a glass of rosé cider. Asbury Park and Jersey City have their gems, Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, but Brick City has its own must-try beer 110 South St., Morristown, garden. Though Redd’s sits in the shadow of REVOLUTION 973.644.3180, jockeyhollow the Prudential Center, you don’t have to wait barandkitchen.com for a Devils game to visit. Fall was on my mind when my friends and I stopped at Redd’s this Revolution, Morristown summer, and fortunately its menu features Over the past few months, the best of Oktoberfest all year long. There this restaurant/beer hall/ are typical tavern appetizers like wings and social club has easily mozzarella sticks but the menu also features become one of my favora selection of German-inspired foods—soft ite spots in Mo-Town. So pretzels, kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes with what’s the attraction? It’s applesauce) and bier bacon (slabs of smoky definitely the food. And bacon with a beer and honey glaze). We the brews. And the vibe. skipped apps on this trip and went straight Classic Oktoberfest fare for the big meats. My crew split the German is available year-round, Wurst Platter, a complete package with regufrom starters like giant lar and cheddar brats, kielbasa and Weisssoft pretzels and schnitzel wurst. Each sausage had the perfect snap chicken fingers to entrées when I sank my teeth into the casing, and MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM

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like wienerschnitzel and Bavarian sausage sandwiches. During a visit earlier this year, a friend and I split a trio of appetizers before Revolution’s nightlife scene picked up. Our first, Revolution’s signature fladenbrot (flatbread), had unbelievable flavor thanks to the toppings, namely bacon, caramelized onion and a crème fraiche spread. We also shared a plate of pierogies, each generously stuffed with potato and cheese and sprinkled with bacon and crème fraiche that similarly appeared on the flatbread. A third app—fried mac and cheese balls— doesn’t appear on many Oktoberfest menus, but the crispy breadcrumbs and stringy cheese filling make it perfect any time of year. Revolution had yet to roll out its Oktoberfest drinks during this recent visit, but there are plenty on tap now. Revolution, 9 South St., Morristown, 973.455.0033, revolutionmorristown.com

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Photos courtesy of Redd’s Biergarten, Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, Revolution

’Tis the season of pumpkin spice and apple cider doughnuts, but this is the time of year when my brain (and palate) go into Oktoberfest mode. This German celebration is more than 200 years old, its roots dating back to 1810, when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Most of us commemorate it at festivals filled with mouth-watering German fare and wonderfully brewed auburn lagers. But because of our busy fall schedules, making it to a festival isn’t always feasible. The next best thing is to visit one of our area’s many establishments with seasonal specials. Places like Montclair Brewery, Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell and The Office Tavern and Grill (with locations in East Hanover and Morristown), for instance, have an unforgettable lineup of drink specials. Here are my three favorites for beer and brats.


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Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Morris and Essex counties are home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. JOSE TEJAS 647 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.8201 bordercafe.com TIERNEY’S COPPERHOUSE 4 Little Falls Rd., 973.227.6066 tierneyscopperhouse.com

KINNELON CYPRESS TAVERN 174 Kinnelon Rd. 973.492.2700 cypresstavernnj.com HOUSE OF THAI 1483 Rte. 23 Unit 6 973.750.1600 SAN GIORGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO 86 Boonton Ave. #86 973.492.5305 SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN 9 Perimeter Rd. 973.838.7770 smokerisevillageinn.com

BELLEVILLE Solar Do Minho 15 Cleveland St. 973.844.0500 solardominhobelleville. com TOPAZ THAI 137 Washington Ave. 973.759.7425 topazthainj.com

BLOOMFIELD BINH DUONG 61 Belleville Ave. 973.680.8440 STAMNA 1045 Broad St. 973.338.5151 stamnataverna.com

BOONTON BOONTON SUSHI HOUSE 701 Main St. 973.394.8811 sushiboonton.com ROMA PIZZERIA 709 Main St. 973.335.1614 romapizzaofboonton.com

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THAI PING 811 Main Ave. 973.335.9541 thaiping.com

SCALINI FEDELI 63 Main St. 973.701.9200 scalinifedeli.com

CALDWELL

CHESTER

FORTE 182 Bloomfield Ave. 973.403.9411 fortepizzeria.com

FORMOSA 79 Main St. 908.879.4848

DOVER THE QUIET MAN 64 E. McFarlan St. 973.366.6333 quietmanpub.com EL TAPATIO 29 E. Blackwell St. 973.537.0833 eltapatiodover.com

THE PUBLICK HOUSE TAVERN & INN 111 Main St. 908.879.6878 chesterpublickhouse.com

INSPIRATION ROLL 405 Bloomfield Ave. 862.702.3817 inspirationroll.com

CEDAR KNOLLS H2OCEAN RESTAURANT & RAW BAR 41 Ridgedale Ave. 973.984.9594 h2oceanrestaurant.com

CHATHAM RESTAURANT SERENADE 6 Roosevelt Ave. 973.701.0303 restaurantserenade.com

EAST HANOVER

REDWOODS GRILL & BAR 459 Main St. 908.879.7909 redwoodsgrillandbar.com

DENVILLE

MR. CHU 44 Rte. 10 973.887.7555 PENANG MALAYSIAN & THAI CUISINE 200 Rte. 10 W. #8 973.887.6989 penangcuisine.com

ALEXIS DINER 3130 Rte. 10 W. 973.361.8000 alexisdinerrt10.com THE PASTA SHOP 13 1st Ave. 973.253.4143 thepastashopdenville.com

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DON JOSE 200 Rte. 10 W. #7 973.781.0155 donjosemexican.com

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LAKE HOPATCONG ALICE’S 24 Nolans Pt. Park Rd. 973.663.9600 alicesrestaurantnj.com PAVINCI ITALIAN GRILL 453 River Styx Rd. 973.770.4300 pavinci.com THE WINDLASS 45 Nolans Pt. Park Rd. 973.663.3190 thewindlass.com

LEDGEWOOD ICHIBAN SUSHI 1034 Rte. 46 973.252.0900 sushiichibannj.com LOVING HUT 538 Rte. 10 973.598.9888 lovinghut.us/ledgewood

LINCOLN PARK 202 ITALIAN BISTRO 177 Main St. 973.709.0093 202bistro.com

ANTHONY FRANCOS 60 Beaverbrook Rd. 973.696.0708 anthonyfrancospizza.com SUNSET PUB & GRILL 425 Beaverbrook Rd. 973.694.8700 sunsetpubandgrill.com

LIVINGSTON LITHOS 405 Eisenhower Pkwy. 973.758.1111 lithosgreekrestaurant.com SWEET BASIL’S CAFE 498 S. Livingston Ave. 973.994.3600 sweetbasilscafe.com

LONG VALLEY LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY 1 Fairmount Rd. 908.876.1122 restaurantvillage atlongvalley.com

MADISON BEGUM PALACE 300 Main St. 973.660.9100 begumindiancuisine.com CENTRAL+MAIN 3 Central Ave. 973.845.6622 centralandmain.com IL MONDO VECCHIO 72 Main St. 973.301.0024 ilmondovecchio.com

MAPLEWOOD CODA KITCHEN & BAR 177 Maplewood Ave. 973.327.2247 codakitchenandbar.com ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE 167 Maplewood Ave. 973.378.2222 stjamesgatepublick house.com

MENDHAM THE BLACK HORSE TAVERN & PUB 1 W. Main St. 973.543.7300

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ZINBURGER 1900 Rte. 10 973.998.9766 zinburger.com

PIATTINO 88 E. Main St. 973.543.0025

MORRISTOWN

MILLBURN

CHAND PALACE 257 Littleton Rd. 973.334.5444 parsippany.chand palace.com

GEORGE & MARTHA’S 67-71 Morris St. 973.267.4700

MIRCH MASALA GRILL 1521 Rte. 46 973.335.6050 mirchmasalagrillnj.com

BASILICO 324 Millburn Ave. 973.379.7020 basilicomillburn.com

IRON BAR 5 South St. 973.455.7111 ironbarmorristown.com

CAFÉ MONET 309 Millburn Ave. 973.376.8555 cafemonet.info

MARKET TAVERNE 995 Mt. Kemble Ave. 908.502.5106 markettaverne.com

CARA MIA 194 Essex St. 973.379.8989 caramiamillburn.com

REVOLUTION 9 South St. 973.455.0033 revolutionmorristown.com

MOONSHINE 55 Main St. 973.218.6042 moonshinesupperclub. com

MINE HILL CINDERS WOOD Fire Grill 319 Rte. 46 973.928.7000 cinderswoodfiregrill.com

MONTCLAIR EGAN & SONS 118 Walnut St. 973.744.1413 egannsons.com TOAST 700 Bloomfield Ave. 973.509.8099 toastmontclair.com THE WOOD PIT 108 Bloomfield Ave. 973.954.4679 thewoodpit.com

MONTVILLE COLUMBIA INN 29 Rte. 202 973.263.1300 thecolumbiainn.com THE MONTVILLE INN 167 Rte. 202 973.541.1234 themontvilleinn.com

MORRIS PLAINS LEMONGRASS 1729 Rte. 10 E. 973.998.6303 lemongrassnj.com

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PARSIPPANY

TABOR ROAD TAVERN 510 Tabor Rd. 973.267.7004 taborroadtavern.com UP THAI 981 Tabor Rd. 973.998.8536 upthainj.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1 Hilton Ct. 973.889.1400 ruthschris.com

NEWARK ADEGA GRILL 130 Ferry St. 973.589.8830 adegagrill.com NICO KITCHEN + BAR 1 Center St. 973.642.1226 nicokitchenbar.com

SHAN SHAN NOODLES 333 Rte. 46 973.287.7399 shanshannoodles.com

PEQUANNOCK BARDI’S BAR & GRILL 149 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.694.1058 bardisgrill.com TIFF’S 23 Rte. 23 973.686.6040 tiffs23.com

SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA 87 Madison St. 973.465.1250 seabrasmarisqueira.com

PINE BROOK

NUTLEY

CHINA PAVILION 263 Changebridge Rd., 973.227.1006

AMERICAN BISTRO 24 Washington Ave. 973.235.0505 americanbistro.net FRANKLIN STEAKHOUSE 238 Franklin Ave. 973.667.1755 thefranklinsteahouse nutley.com MEAL 433 Kingsland St. 973.542.8522 mealnj.com QUEEN MARGHERITA 246 Washington Ave. 973.662.0007 queenmargherita.us

ORANGE BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE 535 Central Ave. 973.676.4300 bellaitaliarestaurantnj. com HAT CITY 459 Valley St. 862.704.6248 hatcitynj.com

BONEFISH GRILL 28 Rte. 46 973.227.2443 bonefishgrill.com

DON PEPE STEAKHOUSE 58 Rte. 46 W. 973.808.5533 donpepesteakhouse.com

POMPTON PLAINS POMPTON QUEEN DINER 710 Rte. 23 973.835.2086 STEFANO’S RESTAURANT 565 Rte. 23 973.616.6624 stefanosrestaurant.net TAVERN 5 710 Newark Pompton Tpke. 973.835.1426 tavern5.com V&J PIZZA 500 Rte. 23 973.839.9757

RANDOLPH BLACK RIVER BARN 1178 Rte. 10 W. 973.598.9988 blackriverbarn.com

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LA STRADA RISTORANTE 1105 Rte. 10 E. 973.584.4607 lastradarestaurant.com MORRIS TAP & GRILL 500 Rte. 10 W. 973.891.1776 morristapandgrill. com VERONA RESTAURANT 1171 Sussex Tpke. 973.895.8888 veronarestaurant.com

Dai-Kichiin Upper Montclair

RIVERDALE BROOKSIDE BISTRO 26 Hamburg Tpke. 973.616.0606 brookesidebistro.net CONEY ISLAND PIZZA 40 Hamburg Tpke. 973.476.9223 coneyislandpizza riverdale.com

ROCKAWAY BRICK 46 68 Rte. 46 973.625.4900 brick46.com CAFFÈ NAVONA 147 Rte. 46 W. 973.627.1606 caffenavona.com THAI NAM PHET 296 Rte. 46 A 973.627.8400 thainamphet.com THE EXCHANGE 160 E. Main St. 973.627.8488 exchangefood.com

SHORT HILLS

SOUTH ORANGE ARIYOSHI 56 W. S. Orange Ave. 973.378.8818 ariyoshijapanese.com

4 SEASONS 322 S. Main St. 862.244.9777 4seasonswharton.com

TOWACO

THE CANAL HOUSE 47 Kossuth St. 862.244.4495 canalhousenj.com

900 DEGREES 626 Main Rd. 973.335.2555 900degreespizza.com RAILS STEAKHOUSE 10 Whitehall Rd. 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com

UPPER MONTCLAIR DAI-KICHI 608 Valley Rd. 973.744.2954 daikichimontclair.net

BENIHANA 840 Morris Tpke. 973.467.9550 benihana.com CURRY TUB 40 Chatham Rd. 973.315.3155 currytub.com

TURTLE + THE WOLF 622 Valley Rd. 973.783.9800 turtleandthewolf.com

THE DINING ROOM 41 JFK Pkwy. 973.912.4756

WEST ORANGE

TILLIE’S 519 Millburn Ave. 973.564.9700 tilliesonmillburn.com

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WHARTON

WALIA 11 Village Plaza 973.762.2186 waliarestaurant.com

DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 275 Bellevue Ave. 973.893.5008 denovomontclair.com

LEGAL SEA FOODS 1200 Morris Tpke. 973.467.0089 legalseafoods.com

MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE 9 Cherry Ln. 862.252.7108 mcloonesboathouse.com

HIGHLAWN PAVILION 1 Crest Dr. 973.731.3463 highlawn.com THE MANOR RESTAURANT 111 Prospect Ave. 973.731.2360 themanorrestaurant.com

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HOT RODS 175 N. Main St. 973.361.5050 hotrodsbbq.com

WHIPPANY THE AULD SHEBEEN PUB 1401 Rte. 10 E. 973.583.8811 IL CAPRICCIO 633 Rte. 10 E. 973.884.9175 ilcapriccio.com MOLLY MALONE’S 352 Rte. 10 973.887.5070 mollymaloneswhippany. com TRATTORIA TOSCANA 554 Rte. 10 973.386.0303 trattoriatoscana whippany.com

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DANTE’S RISTORANTE 100 E. Main St. 973.543.5401 dantesnj.com


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Gatherings

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Whether it’s at a fundraiser or a volunteering event, Morris/Essex residents always show up to support their friends and neighbors.

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EASTERSEALS

NJ SEEDS The Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic, presented by Bleakley Financial Group, was held at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell on Aug. 5. The outing raised more than $200,000 to benefit New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit providing educational access to high-achieving students from low-income families. 3 Left to right: David Jones, Craig Woolridge, James Francis 4 Left to right: Paul Ottens, Chris D’Andrea, Guy D’Andrea, Brian Sterling 5 Left to right: Souren Ouzounian, Lee Shavel, Kelly Deere, Seth Bergstein

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NCJW Members of Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.’s “Team Mandelbaum” charity committee joined volunteers at the National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Back to School Store in Livingston, where underprivileged Essex County children “shopped” for free clothing, shoes and school supplies. Each child also received books and personal care items. 8 Left to right: Dan Gocel, Casey Gocel, Robin Lewis, marketing manager Taryn Dowling, Lisa Fox and chief marketing officer Lauren Lynch

6 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Over 200 volunteers built walls for Habitat for Humanity’s new homes and condominiums being constructed at 121 Main St. in Succasunna at the Park Avenue at Morris County Corporate Campus in Florham Park. 6 The volunteer team from Florham Park-based law firm Greenberg Traurig 7 The volunteer team from Florham Park-based law firm Drinker Biddle

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Rosica Communications (1–2), Peter Chollick on behalf of NJSeeds (3–5), Habitat for Humanity (6–7), NCJW (8)

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. paid a visit to Easterseals NJ Camp Merry Heart in Hackettstown. The camp provides a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. 1 Congressman Payne, center, hangs out with campers at Easterseals Camp Merry Heart. 2 Congressman Payne poses with Easterseals New Jersey President and CEO Brian Fitzgerald during his visit to Camp Merry Heart.


SAVE THE DATE COMFORT PROJECT 360

6TH ANNIVERSARY A REASON TO ROCK Thursday November 14 2019 CRESTMONT COUNTRY CLUB

The Mindy Roth Inspirational Journey Award: Jodi Bloom Volunteers of the Year: Junior Volunteers Co-Chairs: Michelle Berger Jodi Bloom Cathy Levison Wendy Marcus Comfort Project 360 Founders: Hyla Weiss Suzanne Unger Proceeds will support Comfort Project 360 and the Cancer Centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Sponsorship and ticket information to follow. For more information please contact Kate Lubinger at 973-322-4305 or Katherine.Lubinger@RWJBH.org


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