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ALWAYS PREPARED TO DO OUR PART I N F E B R UA RY, WHE N 5 8 -Y E A R- O L D HE CTO R Gonzalez suffered chest pain while shoveling snow, he didn’t pick up on that first cue. But he did on the next one: pain in his legs that developed a few days later. He saw his physician, was sent to the emergency room and became a patient at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. You’ll read his story on page 30. It turns out that Hector had a complex and dangerous condition. Not only had he suffered a heart attack, but he also had a blood clot in his heart and multiple clots in his legs. He needed open-heart surgery, and vascular surgery as well. Fortunately, his operations were performed with complete success and he is now back at work and enjoying life once again. These days, excellent care like that given to Hector requires a cooperative effort in which everyone must do his or her part, from the primary care and specialist physicians to the surgical team and the operating room staff and nurses. Even Hector did his part, by reporting his symptoms to his doctor—and by doing research to choose a medical center with an outstanding record in treating cardiac problems. And he had high praise for the team of clinicians who treated him, led by Frederic F. Sardari, M.D., vice chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. You should know that Saint Barnabas Medical Center is here whenever you or a family member needs its services. It could be for something as urgent as emergency surgery, or for something as basic—yet critical—as helping to guide you to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. As chief of cardiology Gary Rogal, M.D., notes in our article about cardiac services on page 32, the best treatment for heart disease is preventing it in the first place. His goal, he says, is to empower patients for heart health. That too is part of health care today. Also in this issue, you’ll read about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (page 35), an ambitious building project that will help meet the community’s growing need (page 36) and ways women can stay healthy and have a good quality of life (page 38). Please enjoy these articles, and remember that we’re always here if you need us—ready to do our part. Best regards,
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September, of course, marks the start of the school year in our area. But you may not know that September is also Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month, a national health initiative focused on spreading the word about the benefits of adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Among the many advantages are a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and some types of cancer. Yet, despite these facts, many Americans don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day—a mere two to three cups for adult men and women. Following are some easy, flavorful ways to fix that. n Add a handful of berries or a sliced banana to your morning cereal, oatmeal or plain yogurt. n During the day, snack on baby carrots, celery sticks, broccoli florets or sliced red pepper—dipped in hummus or guacamole for a nutritional boost. n Pair your lunchtime sandwich with a cup of hearty vegetable soup. n Start dinner with a salad, and microwave a sweet potato or a bag of frozen vegetables for a quick side dish. n Microwave sliced apples with cinnamon and a sprinkling of brown sugar for a delicious dessert. n Add a handful of spinach to a chocolate protein smoothie for a tasty treat any time of day. (You won’t taste the greens!)
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Did You Know? Essex is a young county! New Census Bureau estimates show residents’ median age is 37, a tie with Cumberland for the state’s third lowest.
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The weather is warm, the sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze. Now get out there and show that little ball who’s boss! Here’s a listing of some of the courses in Morris and Essex counties.
Anchor Golf Center 21 Route 10 East Whippany 973.887.0898 anchorgolfcenter.com
Hendricks Field Golf Course 220 Franklin Ave. Belleville 973.751.0178 golfessexcountynj.com
Berkshire Valley Golf Course 28 Cozy Lake Rd. Oak Ridge 973.208.0018 berkshirevalleygc.com
Knoll East Country Club 1001 Parsippany Blvd. Parsippany 973.263.7115 knollgolfclub.com
Knoll West Country Club 1001 Parsippany Blvd. Parsippany 973.263.7110 knollgolfclub.com
Mt. Freedom Golf 1275 Sussex Tpk. Randolph Township 973.895.9898 mtfreedomgolf.com
Twin Willows Par 3 Golf 167 Ryerson Rd. Lincoln Park 973.692.0179 twinwillowspar3.com
Meadows Golf Course 79 Two Bridges Rd. Lincoln Park 973.696.7212 meadowsgolfclub.com
Pinch Brook Golf Course 234 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park 973.377.2039 pinchbrookgc.com
Weequahic Park Golf Course 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr. Newark 973.926.2520 golfessexcountynj.com
Dogs need lots of exercise, and your living room is not the place for it. Here, some better ideas:
Bloomfield Watsessing Park Locust Ave.
Montclair Brookdale Park Grove St.
Boonton Tourne County Park McCaffrey Ln.
Morristown Lewis Morris Park Mendham Rd.
Livingston East Hills Park Shrewsbury Dr.
Mount Olive Turkey Brook Park, Flanders Rd. and Sunset Dr.
Maplewood/ Millburn South Mountain Reservation Crest Dr.
Parsippany Cameron Dog Park S. Beverwyck Rd.
Pinebrook Montville Township Dog Park Changebridge Rd. at Kramer Rd. Randolph Randolph Township Dog Park Millbrook Ave.
There are many excellent horseback riding opportunities in our area for riders of all abilities. Saddle up!
American Stable at Oakeside Farm 19 Charlottesburg Rd. Boonton 201.841.1936 american-stable.com Essex Equestrian Center 12-22 Woodland Ave. West Orange 973.731.4182 essexequestrian.com Heritage Stables LLC 1360 Sussex Tpk. Randolph
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CHESTER Cooper Gristmill 66 Washington Tpk. Hiking trails, picnic shelter, visitors center, historic site, fishing, snowshoeing, cross- country skiing
Tired of the scenery in your backyard? Head to one of the many parks in the area, where you can take a leisurely stroll along a well-manicured path, ride your bike, picnic beneath the trees, pitch a tent, launch a canoe or kayak, or try your hand at fishing. The possibilities are endless.
Essex County BELLEVILLE Belleville Park 343 Belleville Ave. Playground, bocce courts, senior citizen center, softball fields, soccer fields, ¼-mile jogging path BLOOMFIELD Brookdale Park Watchung Ave. 1½-mile fitness course, playground, running track, football field, archery field, soccer fields, softball fields, fieldhouse, interpretive trail, rose garden
MONTCLAIR Glenfield Park Bloomfield Ave. & Maple Ave. Playground, fitness court, tennis courts, football field, field hockey, softball fields, lighted basketball courts NEWARK Branch Brook Park Park Ave. & Lake St. Playground, ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoes, bocce courts, greenhouse, urban farm, senior citizen center, roller rink, jogging loop, fitness course, children’s garden
Watsessing Park Bloomfield Ave. & Conger St. Playgrounds, basketball courts, football fields, softball fields, soccer fields, senior citizen center
Independence Park Van Buren St. & Walnut St. Playground, bocce courts, softball fields, senior citizen center, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer field, hockey rink
CEDAR GROVE Mills Reservation Normal Ave. & Reservoir Dr. Scenic overlook, preserved open spaces, hiking trails, birdwatching
Ivy Hill Park Mt. Vernon Pl. Playground, lighted basketball court, band concert area, baseball fields, football field, soccer field
ESSEX FELLS Grover Cleveland Park Brookside Ave. & Runnymede Rd. Playground, lighted tennis courts, fieldhouse, baseball field, fishing, jogging walkways, picnic area, ice skating
Riverbank Park Market St. & Van Buren St. Playground, running track, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, synthetic turf soccer fields, fieldhouse
IRVINGTON Irvington Park Grove St. & Lyons Ave. Running track, jogging path, fishing, playground, football field, softball fields, soccer field, baseball field, lighted basketball courts, fieldhouse, tennis courts
Riverfront Park Raymond Blvd. & Brill St. Playgrounds, spray park, walking paths, river views, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball and soccer field with synthetic turf Vailsburg Park South Orange Ave. & Oraton Pkwy. Jogging path, bocce courts, lighted basketball courts, playground, fieldhouse, soccer, baseball and softball fields
Veterans Memorial Park West Market St. & Wickliffe St. Walking paths, gazebo, fountain, Armed Forces Memorial Weequahic Park Elizabeth Ave. & Meeker Ave. Picnic area, garden, baseball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, fieldhouse, lake West Side Park S. 13th St. & 18th Ave. Playground, 400-meter running track, tennis courts, football field, baseball field, volleyball court, handball court, basketball court, community center building NUTLEY Yanticaw Park Centre St. & Park Dr. Walking paths, pond ORANGE Monte Irvin Orange Park Center St. & S. Harrison St. Jogging path, fishing pond, playground, lighted basketball court, soccer fields, football field, softball fields ROSELAND Becker Park Locust Ave. & Eagle Rock Ave. Hiking trails, birdwatching
VERONA Hilltop Reservation 255 Fairview Ave. Hiking trails, wildlife refuge Kip’s Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd. Scenic overlook, birdwatching, guided tours, seasonal programming Verona Park Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave. 1.2-mile fitness course, walking paths, children’s garden, playground, softball field, bocce courts, gazebo, boathouse WEST ORANGE Eagle Rock Reservation Prospect Ave. & Eagle Rock Ave. Scenic overlooks, 9/11 memorial, bridle paths, hiking trails, picnic area, softball diamond South Mountain Reservation South Orange Ave. & Cherry Ln. Hiking trails, scenic overlook, dog park, picnic areas, archery range, fishing, wildlife refuge, recreation complex
West Essex Park Eagle Rock Ave. & Passaic River Interpretive trails, birdwatching, fishing areas, boat and canoe landings, Essex County Environmental Center
CHATHAM Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Blvd. Trails, self-guided and guided nature hikes, interactive nature exhibits, pond observation deck, seasonal programming
UPPER MONTCLAIR Anderson Park Bellevue Ave. & N. Mountain Ave. Jogging path, lacrosse field, hockey field, picnic area
Passaic River Park 2047 Valley Rd. Hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, athletic fields, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
Hacklebarney State Park 119 Hacklebarney Rd. 978 acres of glacial valley, 5-plus miles of hiking trails, fishing, hunting, playgrounds, picnic area
DENVILLE Tourne County Park 89 Old Boonton Rd. Playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking/walking trails, bike trails, athletic fields, equestrian trails, lake, fishing FAR HILLS Bamboo Brook Outdoor education center 170 Longview Rd. Trails, gardens, historic site, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing Willowwood Arboretum 300 Longview Rd. Hiking trails, nature trails, gardens, historic site, lake, tours, educational programs KINNELON Silas Condict Park 100 Kinnelon Rd. Hiking/walking trails, lake, athletic fields, picnic areas, boating, fishing, horseback riding LAKE HOPATCONG Mahlon Dickerson Reservation Weldon Rd. Hiking/walking trails, paved bike trails, equestrian trails, fitness stations, lake, picnic areas, playground, camping, fishing, ice skating LANDING Hopatcong State Park Fishing, boating, swimming
Lewis Morris Park Grand Parade Rd. & Sugarloaf Rd. Playground, walking trails, dog park, fitness stations, lake, picnic areas and shelter, snack bar, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, sledding, swimming Loantaka Brook Reservation 468 South St. Hiking/walking trails, paved bike trails, equestrian trails, lake, fitness stations, picnic areas and shelter, playground, fishing Old Troy County Park 440 Reynolds Ave. Playground, fitness stations, athletic fields, picnic areas, trails, fishing RANDOLPH Hedden County Park 124 Reservoir Ave. Paved bike trails, hiking/ walking trails, athletic fields, lake, picnic areas, play areas, fishing, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing James Andrew Memorial County Park Radtke Rd. Biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing WHARTON Mount Hope Historical Park Richard Mine Rd. & Teabo Rd. Hiking/walking trails, snowshoeing
Note: Many parks extend beyond the boundaries of the listed town into other nearby municipalities.
Schooleys Mountain County Park 91 E. Springtown Rd. Hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, athletic fields, equestrian trails, playgrounds, fishing, sledding, snowshoeing morris/essex health & life
MORRISTOWN Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 E. Hanover Ave. Interpretive/nature trails, hiking, paved trails, historic site, gardens, visitors center, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tours
Kay Environmental Center 200 Pottersville Rd. Hiking/walking trails, guided nature hikes, educational programs, visitors center, seasonal programming, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing
LONG VALLEY Columbia Trail 472 West Mill Rd. Multi-use path with natural and gravel tread, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing
MORRIS PLAINS Central Park of Morris County 91 Central Ave. Lighted in-line skate rinks, 5-acre dog park and canine center, baseball field, cross-country course, amphitheater, hiking and walking trails
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Who needs a resort vacation when your own home is an idyllic retreat?
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Warm-weather weekends donâ€™t get much better than thisâ€”a comfy poolside perch and a perfectly grilled meal shared with your closest family and friends. Four-legged ones included.
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Fireside cocktails aren’t just for wintertime. If you can spare the space, consider creating a cozy “living room”—perhaps under a shady pergola— for entertaining guests or simply winding down on a cool summer night.
Design the garden of your dreams The websites of many landscape design firms in Morris and Essex counties include inspiring “galleries” that can help you shape your outdoor space. Here’s a sampling: Bednar Landscape Services bednarlandscape.com
cording landscape design cordinglandscape.com
magaletta design environments magalettadesigns.com
Sponzilli landscape group sponzilli.com
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Tall, graceful arches can be used to define areas of your property as well as to add height. When planted with climbing vines they also provide dappled shade and privacy for peaceful pursuits.
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T E C H N O LO G Y
PAT I E N T CAR E AT S A I N T B A R N A B A S M E D I C A L C E N T E R
A TRIUMPH IN
OPEN-HEART SURGERY HECTOR GONZALEZ KNEW HIS FAMILY HAD A HISTORY OF HEART
problems. His late father had a heart bypass years ago. But as recently as two years back, when Gonzalez was 58, there was no sign of trouble in his electrocardiogram (EKG), a test that checks for damage by measuring the heart’s electrical activity. Then in February, when he was shoveling snow, the Verona resident felt discomfort in his chest. He ignored it at the time.
But a few days later, he experienced pain in his legs and went to see his physician. Based on new EKG results, he was told to go to the emergency room. He had experienced a heart attack. In addition, blood clots from his heart had gone to his legs. The clots would have to be dealt with or they could go to other parts of his body, including his brain. Gonzalez’s cardiologist explained the situation to him, and
FOR A VERONA MAN WITH COMPLEX CARDIAC PROBLEMS, THIS PROCEDURE WAS AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS.
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he agreed to have it corrected with open-heart surgery. “It was a no-brainer,” he says. “I didn’t want to live under the threat of what could happen if I didn’t have the surgery.” He did his homework when it came to hospitals and surgeons. “I looked at the hospitals in the area. Saint Barnabas Medical Center had a good performance record, and there are a lot of good cardiologists there,” he says. One of those cardiologists, Alan S. Lapa, M.D., performed tests and diagnosed Gonzalez’s condition. And Frederic F. Sardari, M.D., vice chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, sized up his prospects for surgery. “Hector’s case was very unusual,” he recalls. “He’d had a big heart attack, and because of that he had clots in his heart, which isn’t typical. Then clots traveled from his heart to his legs.” As the surgery approached, Dr. Sardari reviewed Gonzalez’s tests, including a cardiac catheterization (angiogram), and assessed the situation. “We knew he had the blockages,” he says. “An echocardiogram showed the clot in the left ventricle of his heart. And the vascular surgeon knew about the clots in his leg from ultrasound exams of the legs. The question was: Do we wait for the clot in his heart to dissolve on its own? Because the clot was so big, we decided to operate.” On March 5, the open-heart operation was performed by a team spearheaded by Dr. Sardari and including vascular surgeon Cindy Sturt, M.D. It turns out that Gonzalez needed four bypasses, a valve repair and, of course, the removal of the clots from his legs. “Fortunately I was able to remove the clot in his heart easily without any of it breaking off or spreading,” says Dr. Sardari. “The heart attack had damaged a valve as well, so at the same time I repaired that. “Then, when we were finished with his heart, Dr. Sturt removed the clots from his legs because they were in danger of doing damage,” adds Dr. Sardari. “The surgery went well. His heart, which looked pretty weak initially, improved a lot.” Gonzalez was walking the next day. But he did need extra time in the Intensive Care Unit because of the scope of his surgery. About a month after Gonzalez left the hospital, he was back at work at his Banco Popular office in Manhattan. “The outcome Frederic of my heart operation was very positive,” he F. Sardari, M.D. says. Asked how he would counsel someone SHUTTERSTOCK
Pictured is a grateful Hector Gonzalez, who underwent complex open-heart surgery earlier this year.
facing the same situation he faced, he’s upbeat. “Technology is always moving forward,” he says. “Every day that goes by will make the heart operations better.” In June, Gonzalez received permission to begin physical therapy. Dr. Sardari notes that after heart surgery patients no longer have chest pain and shortness of breath. Just as important, their chances of future heart attacks are greatly reduced. “And the risks of the operation are very low,” the doctor adds. Gonzalez is thankful for the care he received at Saint Barnabas. “I was very satisfied,” he says. “From the head nurse to the operating room staff to the recovery nurses, everyone was excellent. They went above and beyond what they had to do.” At one point, Gonzalez remembers, the pain medication was making him hallucinate. The nurses immediately recognized the problem and changed the medication that was causing it. “The nurses knew just what to do,” he says. And Dr. Sardari? “He’s an incredible person. Always has a smile. He’s open, direct and always optimistic.” If it hadn’t been for this operation, Gonzalez believes, he wouldn’t be here today—“or I would have no quality of life.” Says Dr. Sardari: “The moral of his story is that it took a lot of people—and good care from all of them—to really get Hector through. From the time he was diagnosed through treatment of his chest and leg and through the rehabilitation he required, it really was a successful team effort.”
AT SAINT BARNABAS, ‘OPEN HEART’ HAS TWO MEANINGS
Open-heart surgery is any type of procedure in which the chest is cut open and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves or arteries of the heart. And while there are minimally invasive alternatives these days, many patients—like Hector Gonzalez—are not candidates for that type of cardiac repair. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, there are typically 350–400 open-heart procedures a year; in the Barnabas Health system, including Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, that number is 600–700. Yet with all the technical expertise, staff knowledge and latest technology brought to bear, it’s still the program’s patient-centered care philosophy—its “open heart” for patients—that ensures its success. The numerous awards and accreditations earned by the Barnabas Health Heart Centers are a natural consequence of the medical center’s commitment to the highest quality care.
HEART BYPASS, EXPLAINED
We hear the word “bypass” a lot, but what exactly is it? Officially termed a coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), a heart bypass is the most common type of heart surgery performed on adults. In it, a healthy artery or vein is grafted (attached) to a blocked artery. This allows the grafted artery to “bypass” the blocked artery and bring fresh blood to the heart.
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TOP EXPERTISE AND THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES COMBINE FOR EXCELLENCE—AND SPEED—IN CARDIAC SERVICES. WHEN IT COMES TO CARDIAC CARE, PATIENTS DESERVE
the best. That’s why the northern hospitals in the Barnabas Health system have developed nationally recognized state-of-the-art Heart Centers. Their integrated cardiac services run the gamut from emergency departments, which provide lifesaving treatment of heart attack, to comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the full range of cardiac conditions by cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. These services range from minimally invasive valve and bypass surgeries to complex open-heart operations, catheter-based interventions and arrhythmia management. And their heart transplant program is the nation’s third largest. One factor that sets Barnabas Health apart: Both of its main cardiac sites—Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center—offer “intervention for heartattack patients that is world-class and has beaten all standard metrics,” says Gary J. Rogal, M.D., chief of cardiology at Barnabas Health. “Their success rates are superb.” Among the keys to success are new technologies implemented by a highly trained Frederic F. Sardari, M.D., and Gary J. Rogal, M.D. team, including heart surgeons who are
recognized national leaders and have been trained at some of the top facilities in the world. They are experienced in using the most up-to-date imaging and treatment technologies and are considered innovators in their fields. For example, they introduced the VAD (ventricular assist device) therapy in New Jersey and continue to bring the most advanced surgical techniques to the region. Barnabas Health is working to integrate its diagnostic, medical and surgical services into a single cardiac program to optimize patient care. “We’re moving toward a comprehensive and collaborative approach,” says Dr. Rogal. “Multidisciplinary teams review the most challenging cases, and all of the departments involved can share information seamlessly.” “It’s a new development that’s going to be good for everybody,” says Frederic F. Sardari, M.D., vice chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Barnabas, adding that patient information is now digitized and can be easily shared between hospitals. Barnabas Health has created a seamless yet expansive network of cardiac services and facilities that is coordinated as a single program, bringing together consultation,
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IN GOOD HEALTH
A NATIONAL LEADER IN TRANSPLANTS
The Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has a long and distinguished history in the field of cardiology. Its pioneering physicians performed the first early coronary bypass procedures in the 1950s, and their work in the development and use of pacemakers is world-renowned. New Jersey’s first heart transplant was performed there in 1986. Today, Newark Beth Israel’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program has performed more than 800 heart transplants, with a success rate that has consistently met or exceeded the national average, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. This reputation for excellence also makes Newark Beth Israel a leader in breakthrough therapies.
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4 NEW TOOLS IN CARDIAC CARE
Barnabas Health Heart Centers’ cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons regularly pioneer new procedures and devices that change the outlook for many patients. Minimally invasive surgery, for example, is constantly improving. “Progress is measured by smaller and smaller incisions and by repairing valves as opposed to replacing them,” says Frederic F. Sardari, M.D., vice chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Here are four new therapies: Hybrid MAZE A-fib Ablation. Treating atrial fibrillation (A-fib) has traditionally required long procedures associated with lower success rates, explains Gary J. Rogal, M.D., chief of cardiology at Barnabas Health. There were three approaches: with drug therapy, with moderately invasive surgery or in a catheterization lab, where the results tended to vary. “But now with this hybrid approach, part is done with minimally invasive surgery and the rest in the cath lab on the same day,” says the doctor. “It’s the best of both worlds,” adds Dr. Sardari. “Good results without the risk of surgery. And there are just a few places that do it on the East Coast.” Says Dr. Rogal: “This will take treatment for A-fib to the next level.” TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement). This is a promising method of replacing the aortic valve without open-heart surgery. The new valve is threaded through a catheter usually placed in the groin. The chest is not opened. TAVR has been used in more than 400 cases at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is coming to Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “It’s exciting because many patients have aortic stenosis, tightening of the valve, and regular surgery is too risky, but they can see a lot of improvement by having TAVR,” says Dr. Sardari. “It’s going to help a lot of people.” Because of its high success rate, the Barnabas Health team is a national leader in the procedure. And that attracts new devices for evaluation. The valve center is becoming an incubator for these new therapies. Mitraclip. This new minimally invasive system for fixing leaky mitral heart valves through a catheter is now being used at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Like other minimally invasive techniques, it’s a potential life-extender for patients who are unable to have open-heart surgery. The Watchman. This device, which will soon be available at Barnabas Health hospitals, plugs into the atrial chamber to prevent clots from forming in patients with A-fib. Employing the Watchman will be a lower-risk procedure that can be done through a catheter system in under one hour without the risks of general anesthesia. It will allow the patient to avoid long-term anticoagulation.
testing, follow-up care and rehabilitation. This system-wide collaboration offers patients the combined expertise of a broad range of cardiac specialists along with the very latest technology. Outside the hospitals, there is wireless communication with ambulance personnel, sending patient data to the emergency-room physician before the patient arrives. When dealing with the heart, time is of the essence, so the Barnabas Health Heart Centers have been working to get treatment to patients in record time. “Rapid treatment is critical to preserving heart muscle,” says Dr. Rogal. “The sooner you intervene, the better off the patient will be.” Dr. Rogal and his cardiac team are streamlining the process to get patients into treatment quickly. “Seamless communication means that from the time a patient walks through the ER door he or she will have an artery-clearing procedure within 90 minutes, and we’re working on getting that down to 60 minutes,” says Dr. Rogal. “We have thoroughly analyzed the process and have dramatically reduced the time to catheterization. For some heart-attack patients, for example, we get balloons inflated within 30 minutes of their arrival at the hospital.” As vital as rapid response is, the Barnabas Health heart team also knows that the most effective weapon against cardiac disease is keeping it from developing in the first place. “We want to empower patients,” says Dr. Rogal. “So we’re focusing on prevention—not smoking, good diabetes control, cholesterol management and exercise. That’s about 50 percent of cardiac health. And some evidence even suggests that lifestyle modification may impact your genetic heritage.” At the end point of all these medical initiatives is the patient, and patients at Barnabas Health are clearly benefiting from its innovations. The team is dramatically improving the quality of life for individuals with heart disease. Their newest minimally invasive techniques make possible faster recovery with fewer complications. As a model of today’s most progressive cardiac programs, the Barnabas Health heart program combines an experienced team of heart specialists with all the necessary clinical resources to offer patients the highest-quality care possible.
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A handy helper for easier breathing people with COPD will welcome this portable device, which can make life more lively.
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AN ELEPHANT SITTING ON YOUR CHEST?
That’s the way one TV commercial illustrates how it feels to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Whether or not that’s quite it, there’s no question that having COPD makes life difficult. For some people with the condition, even brushing one’s teeth can be a struggle. More than 11 million Americans suffer from COPD, which involves inflammation and thickening of the airways. It comprises both chronic bronchitis and emphysema, illnesses whose symptoms often overlap. It’s no surprise that by far the leading cause of COPD is smoking. Long-term exposure to air pollution, chemical fumes or dust also may contribute to the disease. The bad news is that there’s no cure for COPD. The good news is that often it can be prevented, and even when you have it there are treatments that can mitigate its effects. One exciting treatment aid that makes life easier for people with COPD is the NIOV (non-invasive open ventilation) system, a one-pound wearable, miniaturized ventilation device that has been introduced at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in partnership with Breathe Technologies Inc. Patients can talk and even exercise while wearing this device clipped onto their belts. And while it’s small, the NIOV has been a huge boon for some individuals. “Rarely do we see things that
make a truly big difference, but this is one of those things,” says Maria Dimi, administrative director of respiratory care and neuro-diagnostics at the medical center. “It’s changing lives.” NIOV has been integrated into the rehabilitation programs of select patients in the Barnabas Health system for about 18 months. According to Dimi, Saint Barnabas is one of the East Coast’s pioneers in implementing the new device. Not all pulmonary patients are candidates for NIOV, but some have used it during rehabilitation and found it so helpful they have requested it for home use. “Some patients need every little edge to keep them from going back on a respirator,” says Dimi. “This can give them that edge.” Physical activity and some form of regular exercise are important for helping these patients improve their long-term health, she adds. Exercise increases their energy so they can, in some cases, resume normal activities. It also helps people maintain a healthy body weight, and it can reduce the frequency of disease-related respiratory issues. Perhaps best of all, in many cases it can brighten one’s psychological outlook. So any tool that makes exercise more feasible is important. “With this device, you can go to the market,” says Dimi. “You can take your grandkids to the park. You can live with COPD. Just knowing that has re-energized many of our patients.”
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HOSPITAL OF TOMORROW
IN ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH AN AMBITIOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
HOW SHOULD A HOSPITAL BE DESIGNED TO SERVE PATIENTS best? That’s been a hot question lately as “evidence-based design” has become popular in health care facility construction. It’s a question the leaders of Saint Barnabas Medical Center have answered with an audacious $250 million building plan that will transform the hospital. Ground was broken in May for the five-story Cooperman Family Pavilion. It will be created with natural materials, soothing colors and abundant natural light, and it will provide the most advanced medical technology as well as spaces to promote privacy and healing. Drawing on the latest findings about how a facility’s design can best promote healing, the new pavilion will feature curb-free showers to prevent falls, acoustic materials to lessen noise and hybrid operating suites that let surgeons switch easily from minimally invasive procedures to “open” ones. After all, doctors who treat patients
follow the methods that have been proven most effective. Why shouldn’t architects do the same? At the May groundbreaking ceremony, John F. Bonamo, M.D., chief medical officer of Barnabas Health and former chief executive officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, explained that the ambitious project was inspired partly by a $17 million donation from the estate of the late philanthropist Eric F. Ross, who died at age 91 in 2010 after a career in manufacturing vinyls and plastics. “The Ross donation got us thinking,” said Dr. Bonamo. “What do we really need to prepare this medical center for the next 50 years in health care? We need private rooms. We need more parking. We need to add more greenery to the area. We need bigger operating rooms. We provide the best neonatal care in the country; we need to make the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit five times larger. We need a bigger lobby and more space. This is what we need.”
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Pictured at the groundbreaking for the Cooperman Family Pavilion are, back row, from left, John F. Bonamo, M.D., Thomas A. Biga, Hoda Blau, Tricia Balsamini, Glenn Miller and Mehrdad Rafizadeh, M.D., and, front row, from left, Jeffrey Kigner, Bruce Schonbraun, Toby Cooperman, Leon Cooperman, Jodi Cooperman, Barry H. Ostrowsky, Marc Berson, Richard Kogan and William Cuthill.
Dr. Bonamo told how he and others at the hospital shared their vision with philanthropists Leon and Toby Cooperman. Remembering the excellent care their family had received during three surgical procedures at the medical center, the Coopermans responded with $25 million, the largest donation to Saint Barnabas Medical Center ever. “Forty-seven years ago we came to this great community, and we really want to give back whenever we can,” Leon Cooperman told those gathered outside the hospital for the ceremony. “We worked very hard, we have been very lucky and we have been very successful. And we are adhering to the advice of Andrew Carnegie, who said, ‘He who dies rich dies disgraced.’ Our intention is to support worthy institutions in New Jersey and globally that make for a better life for individuals. I can’t think of any organization more deserving of financial support than Saint Barnabas.” Like Ross and like Carnegie himself, Cooperman came from humble origins. A plumber’s son from the South Bronx, he worked his way through Hunter College to become the first member of his family to earn a B.A., then received an M.B.A. at Columbia University’s School of Business. He went to work for Goldman Sachs & Co., where he eventually became a general partner and founded the company’s asset management business before moving on to launch his own investment firm, Omega Advisors. At the May ceremony, Cooperman was thanked for his generosity by Dr. Bonamo and by Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky, who declared: “This project will provide a state-of-the-art facility with the kind of medical care this community deserves.” The 241,000-square-foot pavilion is expected to be completed in 2017. (See “What the New Pavilion Will Provide,” at right.) And its lobby, reflecting the earlier donation, will be named for Eric F. and Lore Ross. Dr. Bonamo also noted one key fact about the evidence-based design of the new pavilion: Not all of the evidence came from the published papers of design pros, as Saint Barnabas doctors, nurses and patients also gave recommendations that were incorporated in the building’s features. The doctor noted that this is an anniversary year for the medical center, adding: “This project at Barnabas Health’s flagship hospital will make sure we continue to provide advanced, patient-centered care for the people in our communities for another 150 years.”
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This rendering shows what the new Cooperman Family Pavilion will look like when it is completed.
WHAT THE NEW PAVILION WILL PROVIDE
These are among the key features of the new Cooperman Family Pavilion (see main article), which is being designed by the award-winning architectural firm Francis Cauffman: ■ Three new nursing units—medical/surgical, orthopedics and oncology—will create a total of 114 single-patient rooms. Each spacious patient room will feature large windows, a desk and sleeping and storage space for the patient’s family. Studies show that single-patient rooms reduce anxiety, encourage communication among patients, doctors and families, and reduce hospital-associated infections. The new patient rooms will allow the hospital to turn existing hospital beds into singlepatient rooms, helping it make the transition to all single-patient rooms. ■ A 37,000-square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be five times larger than the current NICU. The re-envisioned unit will accommodate advanced technology and provide families with enhanced privacy through the creation of 48 individual patient bays, all with retractable privacy walls. ■ A West Wing with four new operating suites will be nearly twice the size of existing ORs. The new 700-square-foot ORs are designed to accommodate the latest minimally invasive surgical technology, allowing surgeons to perform a range of procedures. A new Interventional Radiology Suite will allow surgeons to diagnose and treat myriad medical conditions. The additional ORs will bring the hospital’s total to 22. ■ A new parking garage will allow the medical center to replace some of the existing parking space with gardens, and patients will have views of the garden out of their windows. Studies have shown that scenes of nature promote healing and reduce anxiety, even reducing blood pressure. ■ A two-story, light-filled lobby will provide a clear and welcoming arrival point and will be the heart of the transformed Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Patients will arrive and leave from the lobby and be able to easily find their way to any part of the hospital. The lobby is designed to be modern yet comforting, with curvilinear forms and abundant scenes of nature.
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FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
WOMEN ARE NOTORIOUS FOR KEEPING A CAREFUL WATCH
on the health of others—children, a spouse, an elderly parent, even an adult sibling—and neglecting their own. But with all the confusing health care information that’s out there these days, even women who see their doctors regularly may lose focus on certain basics. Internist Beth R. Nalitt, M.D., an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, wants to remedy that by offering five key bits of advice: Don’t rely too much on your EKG. Heart disease and strokes cause far more deaths in women than all cancers combined, Dr. Nalitt points out, yet sometimes they get less attention. How to guard heart health? First and foremost, exercise! “Get your heart rate to maximum for 20 minutes a day,” says the doctor. “Then focus on managing ‘the big three’: blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar.” She also warns against letting a clear echocardiogram (EKG) lull you into a false sense of security. “That test only gives you one-third of the picture and doesn’t rule out all coronary issues,” she says. “If you have a strong family history of cardiovascular illness, request a stress test.” Do weight-bearing exercises. Osteoporosis and the loss of bone density it brings can cause hip fractures and compressions of the spine—but you’re not helpless. “I have patients who report, ‘I walk from the East Side of Manhattan to Penn Station every day,’” says Dr. Nalitt. “I say, ‘Walking is fine, but how about push-ups, yoga, lifting weights?’ You need to do weight-bearing exercises to promote bone strength and health.” The doctor says women often hesitate Beth R. Nalitt, M.D. to get screened for osteoporosis because it’s not
causing immediate pain. That’s a mistake, because treatments can slow the development of this condition. Ask your physician. Don’t just suffer hot flashes. “Hormone replacement therapy is back on the table,” says Dr. Nalitt. Such treatments got a black eye in 2002 when a large national study found that one combination of them increased women’s risk of heart disease and cancer. But today women needn’t suffer silently with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Ask your doctor about safe ways to use hormone therapy. “Some women with horrendous menopausal symptoms can really benefit,” says the doctor. Ask, too, about relatively new medications that are non-hormonal. Heed your doctor on mammograms. Yes, the mammogram—an X-ray of the breast to spot cancer—is imperfect. Yes, organizations differ about how often women should be screened. And yes, recent publicity over the difficulty of reading mammograms in women with dense breast tissue has prompted some women to get exams they don’t need, as Dr. Nalitt notes. But don’t let all this unconsciously fuel procrastination. Decide with your physician what screening schedule makes sense for you, and stick to it. Fight stress incontinence—and embarrassment! Extra-frequent urination or the little leaks that happen when you laugh or sneeze may never be your favorite topic of conversation. But this problem—stress incontinence—won’t shock your doctor. It’s common among older moms who’ve had vaginal rather than cesarean deliveries. “There’s a lot we can do for it,” says Dr. Nalitt. Kegel exercises can help, as can new medications and some devices available over the counter, she says.
TO TAKE THE BEST CARE OF YOURSELF, HEED THESE NUGGETS OF ADVICE FROM A DOCTOR.
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Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the 4th through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. Each student’s program is designed to develop essential skills and challenge his or her strengths through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student’s specific learning profile including their strengths and potential. 901 RTE. 10 E., WHIPPANY, NJ 07981 973.500.6496 | WINSTONPREP.EDU
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ITs spicy cousins may win more fame, but this sweet-tasting veggie is packed with disease-fighting nutrients. IN culinary terms, the red bell pepper is a vegetable, but botanically it’s actually a fruit—just like tomatoes. No matter. Whichever bin you drop it in, you’ve got a nutritional superfood. In fact, red peppers are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat, boasting 30 different antioxidants, which protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Power up One medium red pepper provides a hefty 253 percent of your daily value of vitamin C and 74 percent of vitamin A. It’s also a very good source of B6 (17 percent), folic acid (14 percent) and fiber (10 percent). And it’s high (second only to tomatoes) in the antioxidant lycopene, which can help prevent cardiovascular disease, lower your risk of certain types of cancer and lessen the likelihood of chronic inflammation. Red peppers are potent when it comes to eye health too: They’re rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which combat macular degeneration. Added bonus: One medium red pepper contains just 37 calories, making it an ideal snack for waist-watchers.
Buy • store • serve Choose red peppers with deep color, taut skin and stems that look green and fresh. They should feel heavy for their size and firm enough so that they only “give” slightly to a small amount of pressure. If you’ll be eating your peppers in a day or two, there’s no need to refrigerate them. Beyond that, unwashed peppers will keep in the fridge for 7–10 days; wrap them in a damp paper towel. Options for incorporating red peppers into your daily diet are limited only by your creativity: Add finely chopped pepper to soups, stews and tuna or chicken salad; toss sliced pepper into stir-fries and green salads; dip slices into hummus or low-fat ranch dressing for a healthful snack or appetizer.
Did You Know? Bell peppers come in a palette of colors—green, yellow, orange, red—and the difference in their hue is a matter of maturity. Spicycrunchy green peppers are harvested before they are fully ripe. When left on the vine, they usually turn yelloworange and then red. Since red peppers spend more time on the vine before being picked, they’re sweeter, have a higher nutritional content and are more expensive. —michael ardizzone
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wine + Spirits
It’s the perfect warm-weather refresher. and here’s a recipe sure to quench the most serious summer thirst.
Blood Orange Blackberry Sangria Serves: 8–10
Ingredients n 3 cups sliced strawberries n 3 cups blackberries n 3 blood oranges, cut into wedges n 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges n 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges n 2 cinnamon sticks n ½ cup sugar n ½ cup triple sec n 2 cups sparkling apple cider n 2 (750-ml.) bottles of fruity red wine such as Rioja
n Pour in the sugar followed by the triple sec, sparkling apple cider and red wine. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved. n Place it in the fridge 4–8 hours. (You can drink it after two hours, but the longer you allow it to sit, the more flavorful it is!)
recipe courtesy of stephen m. vitarbo.
n In a large pitcher, toss in all of the strawberries, blackberries, oranges, lemon, lime and cinnamon sticks.
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the bernards inn Fine dining with an awardwinning wine collection, 27 Mine Brook rd., 908.766.0002
bar Cara authentic italian fare including specialty pizzas, an extensive wine list and custom martinis, 1099 Broad st., 973.893.3681 Mes reVes French bistro menu in a café setting, 407 Broad st., 973.429.4888 OranGe sQUirreL Contemporar y american and European cuisine, 412 Bloomfield ave., 973.337.6421 staMna Mediterranean/Greek taverna, 1045 Broad st., 973.338.5151
bOOntOn sUshi hOUse Japanese cuisine featuring numerous specialty rolls, 701 Main st., 973.394.8811 rOMa PiZZeria authentic italian specialties and pizza with light focaccia crust and fresh ingredients, 709 Main st., 973.335.1614 thai PinG Traditional Thai cuisine, specializing in fresh seafood and vegetarian options, 811 Main ave., 973.335.9541
sCaLini FedeLi Modern italian fare with a French flair ser ved in a restored 260-year-old farmhouse, 63 Main st., 973.701.9200
FOrMOsa Chinese restaUrant & sUshi bar Traditional Chinese fare with fresh seafood options, 79 W. Main st., 908.879.4848 FresCO MeXiCan Traditional Mexican fare, 137 E. Main st., 908.955.7222 the PUbLiCk hOUse taVern & inn Continental fare with italian influences and live entertainment, 111 Main st., 908.879.6878
CrisP vegetarian, Middle Eastern eater y wellknown for its fresh and authentic made-to-order falafel sandwiches and salad-and-hummus bowls, 3000 route 10, 973.970.9707 La CUCina italian fare specializing in brick oven pizza and delicatessen catering, 278 diamond spring rd., 973.627.6200 the seCOnd haLF On Main Traditional american cuisine, 5 E. Main st., ste. #15, 973.784.4040 sOGO Contemporar y asian fusion and hibachi, 248 route 46 West, 973.784.4981 thatCher MCGhee’s irish pub and eater y, 53 Broadway, 973.586.3377
CLOVerLeaF taVern american cuisine and beer bar with a family-casual atmosphere, 395 Bloomfield ave., 973.226.9812
YaMa sUshi Japanese cuisine well-known for its sushi, 5 E. Main st., ste. #5, 973.627.7712
iL VeCChiO CaFÉ italian offerings including homemade pastas, paninis and calzones, Calandra’s italian village, 234 Bloomfield ave., 973.226.8889
breanna’s itaLian restaUrant italian cuisine specializing in seafood dishes and centercut pork chops, 34 ridgedale ave., 973.581.1418
LUCe Eclectic italian cuisine, 115 Bloomfield ave., 973.403.8500 skara estiatOriO Classic Greek cuisine, 300 Bloomfield ave., 862.702.3098
LUneLLO Elegant italian fare and an extensive wine list, which earned the restaurant an award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, 182 stevens ave., 973.837.1660
dOn JOse authentic Mexican cuisine, 200 route 10 West #7, 973.781.0155 PenanG MaLaYsian CUisine authentic Malaysian and Thai fare, 200 route 10 West #8, 973.887.6989
brUsChetta italian cuisine, 292 Passaic ave., 973.227.6164 JOse teJas Mexican fare, 647 route 46 West, 973.808.8201
h2OCean restaUrant & raw bar seafood eater y that supports local fisheries and vegetable farms, 41 ridgedale ave., 973.984.9594
tierneY’s COPPerhOUse Traditional american fare, 4 little Falls rd., 973.227.6066
sMOke rise ViLLaGe inn Fine american cuisine ser ved in a historic stone building, 9 Perimeter rd., 973.838.7770
restaUrant serenade Contemporar y French cuisine, 6 roosevelt ave., 973.701.0303
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Alice’s New American fare featuring made-to-order healthy dishes and comfort food with a scenic view, 24 Nolan’s Point Park Rd., 973.663.9600
202 ITALIAN BISTRO Stylish bistro ser ving northern Italian fare, 177 Main St., 973.709.0093 SUNSET PUB & GRILL Traditional American fare with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, 425 Beaverbrook Rd., 973.694.8700
BAUMGART’S CAFÉ American and Asian cuisine with retro décor, 4175 Town Center Way, 973.422.0955 EPPES ESSEN Jewish home-style cooking with classic deli specialties, 105 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.994.1120 Lithos Traditional Greek cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Pkwy., 973.758.1111 STRIP HOUSE Steak house with an extensive wine list, Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.548.0050 Thavma mediterranean Grill Mediterranean fare that combines Greek and Middle Eastern specialties, 6230 Town Center Way, 973.992.8999
54 MAIN An extensive menu of American cuisine, 54 Main St., 973.966.0252 David’s Rumba Cafe Latin cuisine, 6 Elmer St., 973.520.8160 IL MONDO VECCHIO Northern Italian fare, BYO, 72 Main St., 973.301.0024 SHANGHAI JA ZZ Gourmet Asian fare in an intimate ja zz club, 24 Main St., 973.822.2899 SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600 Takuma Japanese cuisine, 42 Lincoln Pl., 973.295.6868
ARTURO’s Authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on supporting NJ sustainable agriculture, 180 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.5800 CODA Kitchen & BAR Sophisticated neighboorhood restaurant, 177 Maplewood Ave., 973.327.2247 LORENA’S Sophisticated French BYO featuring foie gras, 168 Maplewood Ave., 973.763.4460 ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Irish pub fare, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.2222 TANDOORI CHEF II Authentic Indian cuisine, 6 Highland Pl., 973.763.6770 VERJUS Eclectic fare with modern French influences, 1790 Springfield Ave., 973.378.8990
BLACK HORSE TAVERN AND PUB Continental and American fare, 1 W. Main St., 973.543.7300 DANTE’S RISTORANTE BYO restaurant with Italian cuisine, 100 E. Main St., 973.543.5401 piattino New Age Italian fare, with stone-fired oven and cock tails from scratch, 88 E. Main St., 973.543.0025 SAMMY’S Traditional American steak house with dr y-aged steaks and seafood specials, 353 Mendham Rd. West, 973.543.7675
BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020 CARA MIA Upscale, traditional Italian fare, 194 Essex St., 973.379.8989 MOONSHINE Contemporar y American cuisine, 55 Main St., 973.218.6042 TINGA TAQUERIA Casual Mexican and barbecue, 321 Millburn Ave., 973.218.9500
ah’ pizz Authentic Neapolitan pizza made with imported Italian ingredients, 7 N. Willow St., 973.783.9200 EGAN & SONS American pub food, featuring seasonal salads, seafood and burgers, 118 Walnut St., 973.744.1413 elevation burger Burgers made with organic, free-range, grass-fed beef, ser ved in an eco-friendly setting, also offering veggie burgers, 367 Bloomfield Ave., 973.783.7070 Halcyon Upscale seafood restaurant and lounge, 114 Walnut St., 973.744.4450 Mesob Ethiopian food with gluten-free and vegan options, 515 Bloomfield Ave., 973.655.9000 Pig & Prince High-end pub fare featuring extensive beer list, 1 Lackawanna Plz., 973.233.1006 Toast American cuisine with vegetarian/vegan menu, 700 Bloomfield Ave., 973.509.8099
NAGANO Japanese Restaurant Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi, 23 Washington St., 973.540.9120 The office Tavern Grill Fun, family-friendly eater y offering fresh twists on all-American pub fare, 3 South St., 973.285.0220 ORIGIN THAI II Elegant French-Thai eater y, 10 South St., 973.971.9933 Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille Sur f and tur f fare with extensive wine list, 1 Convent Rd., 973.539.6666 RoOTS STEAKHOUSE Old-fashioned New Yorkstyle steak and seafood house, 40 W. Park Pl., 973.326.1800
DON PEPE Traditional Spanish cuisine, offering fresh lobster and steak specials, 844 McCarter Hwy., 973.623.4662
THE WOOD PIT Casual American barbecue specializing in ribs, 108-110 Bloomfield Ave., 973.954.4679
FORNO’S OF SPAIN RESTAURANT Authentic Spanish cuisine featuring fresh seafood, 47 Ferr y St., 973.589.4767
Nico kitchen and bar High-end eclectic Italian small plates, 1 Center St., 973.642.1226
COLUMBIA INN Italian and American cuisine and thin-crust pizza, 29 Route 202, 973.263.1300 The MONT VILLE INN Contemporar y American fare, 167 Route 202, 973.541.1234
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arthur’s tavern Neighborhood steak house, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705
SEABRA’S MARISQUEIRA Fine Portuguese fare specializing in fresh seafood, 87 Madison St., 973.465.1250
AMERICAN BISTRO Italian-American fare, 24 Washington Ave., 973.235.05055
Cinnamon Indian fare cooked in a clay oven, 2920 Route 10 West, 973.734.0040
QUEEN MARGHERITA TRATTORIA Traditional Italian cuisine, specializing in brick-oven pizzas, 246 Washington Ave., 973.662.0007
HUNAN Chinese cuisine featuring crispy Chilean sea bass, 255 Speedwell Ave., 973.285.1117
LEMONGRASS Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 East, 973.998.6303 MINADO Japanese seafood buffet, 2888 Route 10 West, 973.734.4900
blue morel restaurant and wine bar New American cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and featuring a raw bar, 2 Whippany Rd., 973.451.2619 ECLECTIC GRILLE Upscale American food with French, Italian and Mexican influences, 3 Speedwell Ave., 973.647.1234 GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare featuring fresh steak and seafood, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700 GK’S RED DOG TAVERN Eclectic, contemporar y American dining, 1 Convent Rd., 973.585.5700 La Campagna Italian fine dining, 5 Elm St., 973.644.4943 MILLIE’S Old World Meatballs & Pizza Traditional Italian dining, including pizza from a coalfired oven, 60 South St., 973.267.9616
BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare with fresh seafood, authentic veal dishes and seasonal ingredients, 535 Central Ave., 973.676.4300 HAT CIT Y KITCHEN American comfort food with New Orleans influences and offering live music, 459 Valley St., 862.252.9147
ECCOLA ITALIAN BISTRO Italian fare with daily specials, 1082 Route 46 West, 973.334.8211 MIRCH MASALA GRILL Fine Indian cuisine, 1521 Route 46, 973.335.6000 Mysore Woodlands Fine south Indian vegetarian cuisine, 296 Route 46 West, 973.227.8191 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400
CAFÉ AZZURO Upscale Italian, BYO, 141 Main St., 908.470.1470 NINET Y ACRES Eclectic fare featuring local, seasonal items and a vast wine list, 2 Main St., 908.901.9500
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china pavilion authentic cuisine featuring seafood classics, 263 changebridge rd., 973.227.1006 don pepe steaK hoUse spanish steak house, 58 route 46 west, 973.808.5533
BlacK RiveR BaRn eclectic american fare, 1178 route 10 west, 973.598.9988 la stRada RistoRante traditional italian cuisine, 1105 route 10 east, 973.584.4607 moRRis tap & GRill new american gastropub with vegetarian and gluten-free options, 500 route 10 west, 973.891.1776 nicole’s ten hip eater y ser ving eclectic new american cuisine, 246 route 10 west, 973.442.9311 veRona RestaURant eclectic italian cuisine, BYoB, 1171 sussex tpk., 973.895.8888
caffe navona creative regional italian cuisine, 147 route 46 west, 973.627.1606
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thai nam phet traditional thai, BYo, 296 route 46 east, 973.627.8400
the dininG Room traditional american farm-totable cuisine in the casual luxur y of the hilton short hills, 41 JFK pkwy., 973.912.4756 Joe’s ameRican BaR & GRill traditional american cuisine featuring fresh ingredients, the mall at short hills, 1200 morris tpk., 973.379.4444 leGal sea foods upscale eater y featuring fresh fish, the mall at short hills, 1200 morris tpk., 973.467.0089
Rails steaKhoUse upscale yet casual steak house and nightspot named for its proximity to the towaco train station, 10 whitehall rd., 973.335.0006
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dai-Kichi Japanese and sushi fare featuring weekly specials, 608 valley rd., 973.744.29540 t.s. ma chinese cUisine Fresh, healthy and authentic chinese cuisine in an intimate and inviting setting, with an emphasis on special shanghai dishes, 199 Bellevue ave., 973.509.8878 UpstaiRs seasonal new american fare featuring specialty martinis, 608 valley rd., 973.744.4144 Uptown 596 upscale bistro food, 596 valley rd., 973.744.0915
foRtezza osteRia lunch and dinner menu featuring traditional italian dishes as well as salads, sandwiches and hamburgers, BYo, 320 main st., 973.731.1053 the manoR RestaURant upscale american and French cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 111 prospect ave., 973.731.2360 mcloone’s BoathoUse upscale interpretations of american classics, 9 cherr y ln., 862.252.7108 sUzY QUe’s southern barbecue cuisine, 34 s. valley rd., 973.736.7899
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hot Rods southern-style comfort food and barbecue, 19 n. main st., 973.361.5050
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la dolce vita casual american/italian BYo, 120 e. dewey ave., 973.361.6777 new oRleans steaK hoUse casual cajun cuisine featuring fresh steak and seafood, 75 route 15, 973.366.7700
aUld sheBeen authentic irish pub, specializing in irish meat loaf wrapped in maple bacon and hearty guinness-and-beef stew, 1401 route 10 east, 973.898.6454 il capRiccio gourmet italian fare featuring fresh seafood, organic free-range meats and vegetables grown on the chef’s own farm, 633 route 10 east, 973.884.9175
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Gatherings Arts Gala Montclair art museum Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, montclairartmuseum.org More than 200 supporters turned out for the museum’s Gala of the Arts, which featured works by 25 area artists as well as an “art battle,” a live competitive painting event.
1 Tommy Brayboy, Lincoln Turner and Sharon Burton Turner 2 Linny and Rick Andlinger 3 Joe and Lisa Amato 4 Andrew and Wendy Lacey
golden anniversary Rauchberg dental group Pure Restaurant and Lounge, Parsippany, rauchberg.com In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the dental group hosted an intimate evening honoring longtime patients, many of whom have been with the practice for more than 30 years.
5 Dr. Joel and Liz Rauchberg and Maureen and Dr. Alan Rauchberg
patient pampering Comfort Project 360
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, barnabashealth.org Comfort Project 360 teamed up with the high-end lingerie company Cosabella to create luxurious new robes for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Comfy Couture, a special initiative for teens within Comfort Project 360, raised the funds to purchase the robes.
9 Jessica Roth and Ryann Unger
New Jersey seeds The Park Savory, Florham Park, njseeds.org Some 300 guests raised nearly $700,000 at the Leading Change Benefit, where individuals were recognized for their commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for young people in the communities served by SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success).
6 John B. Brescher Jr., John Castano and Andrew J. Thompson 7 Janice Beckmen, Ashley Doyle and Erika Fanelle 8 Ottis Anderson, Laura Sahazizian, Beth Lima and Emmanuel Bello
Touch-a-truck Kiwanis Club of greater parsippany Parsippany, parsippanykiwanis.org Experiencing fire trucks, ambulances, Army vehicles, garbage trucks and street sweepers was just part of the fun at this event. Kids also enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs, shaved ice, face painting, balloon art and goody-filled bags.
10 Ceyla, Devran and Juan Beg with Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps
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CULINARY GEMS A GUIDE TO LEADING LOCAL RESTAURANTS, CHEFS AND THEIR SIGNATURE DISHES
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Cucina Calandra A Family Kitchen Costantino Cammarano Executive Chef
216 U.S. Hwy. 46 East Fairfield, NJ 07004
cucinacalandra.com • Tuesday is Pasta Night, most pasta dishes and all wines from the Calarndra Family Wine Collection are half price •H appy Hour, Monday to Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 pm • Private function and banquet rooms (up to 225 people) • The Executive Lounge, exclusive lounge & bar with lush chairs, dark wood tables and high definition TV’s • Best Italian Restaurant + Best Bang for Your Buck, 2014, NJ Monthly CHEF COSTANTINO CAMMARANO’S native Italian flare and passion for culinary artistry is evident in every dish he creates for Cucina Calandra. Inspired by ingredients, Chef Costantino re-energizes Italian specialties based on available ingredients, crafting signature dishes daily based on his creative mood. For the summer season, Chef Costantino focuses on fresh fruits incorporating arugula and watermelon salads onto the menu and strawberry glazes for fish, using only the finest ingredients sourced from local farms and butchers, and imports from Italy. You can see him preparing his works of art in videos posted on his own Facebook page where he shares numerous Cucina Calandra’s specials. “A recipe has no soul,” adds Chef Costantino, a graduate of the Culinary Art Institute of Italy in Salerno, and a professional chef for over three decades. “You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” He imports ingredients directly from Italy since he knows the best places to contact after having had his own successful restaurant there for 17 years before coming to the U.S. Cucina Calandra is part of the Calandra Family’s many restaurants, bakeries, and own line of olive oil, coffee, wines, marinara sauce and more. Cucina Calandra’s family-friendly atmosphere centers on Southern Italian cooking with inspiration from Northern regions. Adjacent to the main dining room is the Executive Lounge, an intimate dining space offering the same menu as Cucina Calandra. No matter which dining room you choose, Chef Costantino’s goal is to thrill you with fabulous, fresh Italian food that will leave you hungry for more.
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Greg Matty Executive Chef
9 Perimeter Rd. Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Smoke Rise Village Inn
• Public dining and catering • F ive Star Diamond Award 2011-2015 •Y ear-round special events and holiday brunches •D aily Happy Hour 4 to 6 p.m. •W eekly carry-out dinners THE OLD-WORLD CHARM of Smoke Rise Village Inn has intrigued guests since opening its doors as a public restaurant in 1947. Its historic stone building dates back to 1892 and remains nestled between a cobblestone courtyard and country gardens. This idyllic setting creates the perfect atmosphere from small gatherings in the lounge or enclosed gazebo room to large events in the main ballroom. Executive Chef Greg Matty, a graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts in Atlantic City, brings a sophisticated continental style to the menu for all dining, catering and special events. The foundation for Chef Matty’s elegant, seasonally-inspired dishes is the high quality of meat and seafood he has the ability to procure. In addition to enjoying fine À la carte dining, you can take advantage of Chef Matty’s continental flair by attending one of the Inn’s numerous special events throughout the year. These occasions include specialty brunches, themed events, Craft Beer Dinners, Spirit Tastings, and Wine Makers dinners. Be sure to save
the date for the Inn’s highly anticipated Summer Lobster and Seafood Fest every June. The Inn offers full-service catering and event planning capabilities, both on- and off-site, with its access to premier vendors specializing in invitations, personalized gifts, entertainment, floral design and everything in between. The Inn’s professional event planning team ensures that every celebration is most memorable, making Smoke Rise Village Inn among the very finest wedding and private party venues in Northern New Jersey.
Randy Polo General Manager
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Karen Lee Proprietor
Keith Tierney General Manager
Market Taverne 995 Mt. Kemble Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
markettaverne.com • L unch • Dinner • Sunday Brunch • Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Drinks and Appetizer Specials • Private Events • Reservations Recommended APRIL 2015 MARKED the grand opening of Market Taverne. As a proud new team, we welcome guests with open arms into our 19th century farmhouse, an idyllic setting. We’ve given the restaurant a fresh face along with new signature dishes and an expanded bar menu. Our mission is to create a warm, inviting atmosphere while getting back to basics: fresh, flavorful food, personal service and a community place where friends meet to truly connect while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and delicious meal. As veterans in the food and hospitality industries, we have poured our passions into the heart and soul of Market Taverne. We bring to you an unforgettable culinary experience prepared by Chef Charles Santangelo, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and experienced Manhattan chef for over two decades. Chef Santangelo’s seasonally inspired contemporary American cuisine embraces a French flare. Prepared with fresh ingredients, we are committed to sourcing our food from as many local, regional and sustainable purveyors as possible, such as Bracco Farms and Montclair Community Farms, keeping quality and value in mind. For private events, whether an intimate dinner, corporate meeting or a lively cocktail reception, we offer a choice of venues. The private Chef’s Table room seats 6 to 12 guests with access to flat screen media. The Front Porch offers Al Fresco dining and The Loft accommodates between 50 to 75 guests. Finally, our Taverne Room is a perfect gathering spot for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Come relax with friends and family at the new Market Taverne, our rural gem located on the Country Mile.
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40NORTH Restaurants Multiple restaurants throughout New Jersey. Please visit 40NORTHRestaurants.com for our locations. •O ffice Tavern Grill, 40 craft beer taps • P iattino, authentic Neapolitan pizza • Black Horse Tavern, Best of 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine •G eorge + Martha’s American Grille voted 2015 Best Burger, NJ Monthly 40NORTH RESTAURANTS of Villa Enterprise’s Management continues its growth by bringing sophisticated and unexpected choices in cuisine to the area under the direction of Corporate Executive Chef Kevin Felice. Every dish in a 40NORTH Restaurant incorporates various unexpected but simple ingredients that lets you know what your palate is enjoying. Chef Felice lets the voice of each ingredient sing, making each dish as unique and as memorable as the restaurant in which it’s being served. 40NORTH has six brands located throughout North Central New Jersey and the Steelworks Buffet & Grill which is located in the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. George + Martha’s: This year, George + Martha’s reopened with a fresh face and an exhilarating New Age American menu, innovative cocktails and exclusive liquors. OFFICE Tavern Grill: In 2014, the doors reopened to the
Corporate Executive Chef, 40NORTH Restaurants
renovated Morristown OFFICE Tavern Grill and to the future of the brand. Its unique open kitchen allows you to see what goes into the menu designed by Chef Felice. Soon, there will be an OFFICE Tavern Grill near you. Piattino: Piattino in Mendham features New Age Italian Cuisine and signature Artisan Neapolitan pizza, made in an imported stone-fired pizza oven from Naples, Italy, local produce and imported Italian ingredients. Black Horse Tavern/Pub: Mendham’s Black Horse Tavern and its neighboring Black Horse Pub, has withstood the test of time since 1742, now offering a contemporary farm-to-table American Cuisine. Whether you are stopping in for a craft beer, a bite to eat, a night out with the family or it’s your destination with your friends, there’s a 40NORTH Restaurant for you.
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Greg Lampariello Executive Chef
Ah’ Pizz 973.783.9200 973.625.6900
7 North Willow St., Montclair, NJ 07042 • 4 West Main St., Denville, NJ 07834 • ahpizz.com • BYO/BYOB, no corking fee • Private parties, catering • Lunch specials from $6.99-$8.99
• Best of Essex, Suburban Essex, 2014 •2 014 Readers’ Choice Award, Best Pizza, Montclair Magazine, 2014
AH’ PIZZ IS NOT your average pizza restaurant. Opened in 2010, its authentic Neapolitan pizza, with fresh mozzarella made daily and imported Italian ingredients baked at 1,000 degrees for 90 seconds in a wood-fired stone oven, was an immediate hit. A second restaurant soon opened with Executive Chef Greg Lampariello joining to create distinctive dishes such as the popular Calamari Balsamico, plus other family-friendly and late-night dining favorites. Ah’ Pizz dishes are all made to order and special requests are encouraged. Look for a third Ah’ Pizz location coming soon!
• Live music Wednesday-Saturday • Tastings • A AA Four Star Diamond Award 1999-2013 • Five Star Diamond Award, Academy of Restaurant Science, 1992-2006
Tony Grande, Natale Grande
Il Capriccio 633 Rt. 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981 973.884.9176 | ilcapriccio.com
Frank Falivene Chef
IL CAPRICCIO, the quintessential Italian restaurant for fine dining in Northern New Jersey, has been a destination for over 30 years. Owners Tony and Clara Grande, have served loyal patrons authentic Italian fare and the restaurant has won numerous prestigious awards for cuisine and service, including Best Italian Restaurant many times over. Chef Tony, trained in his native Italy at Rome’s renowned ENALC, continued training in Europe before arriving in the U.S. in 1973. The Grande’s first restaurant evolved into Il Capriccio and today, the couple’s second generation has joined in their venture, combining talents to bring the finest, freshest ingredients, many from Tony’s own farm, to each table.
Rails Steakhouse Towaco Crossing/Crossings Shopping Center, 10 Whitehall Rd., Towaco, NJ 07082 973.335.0006 • railssteakhouse.com • Morris County’s newest destination hotspot • Private Function rooms are available • Serving lunch and dinner
• Best of 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine • 2015 Diners Choice-Open Table
AT RAILS, we dry-age USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef in our meat-aging room for 28 to 35 days. Enjoy a Porterhouse Steak for Two or the Rails favorite, our 16 oz. Prime NY Strip Steak. Chef Frank Falivene launched his summer menu featuring fresh vegetables and herbs sourced locally from NJ farms and from our own expansive Rooftop Garden. Pastry Chef Desiree Morrison prepares all desserts from scratch daily. We’re not just a steakhouse. Rails offers outdoor dining terraces, Thirty3, the speakeasy with its secret Prohibition-era passageway, and Rafters Lounge, where you can relax with a hand-crafted cocktail while enjoying the sweeping views.
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The American B-B-Q Company 94-1 Ford Rd., Denville, NJ 07834 • 973.664.1460 • americanbbqco.com • Variety of packages and themes • Traditional backyard bbqs, elegant buffets • Numerous add-on choices
• Best of 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine
SINCE 1996, The American BBQ Company has served up Northern New Jersey’s favorite Summertime fun with fresh, hot, delicious barbecued food. From BBQ Beef Brisket, St. Louis Style pork ribs, a Pig Roast and even seafood such as steamed littleneck clams and lobsters, The American BBQ Company has a wide variety of packages, themes and specialty dishes for every craving. For a more elegant affair, The American Gourmet Package offers chicken, steak and grilled shrimp skewers. The best part of all is you don’t have to do a thing except sit back, relax, and enjoy your own party. From set-up, to clean-up, The American BBQ Company handles it all.
Kevin Smith Owner
The Bernards Inn 27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville, NJ 07924 • 908.766.0002 • bernardsinn.com •N ew Jersey’s only Four Diamond Award, AAA, for dining and accommodations since 1997 • World’s Best Wine Lists, World of Fine Wine Magazine, 2014-2015 SINCE 1907, The Bernards Inn has graciously welcomed guests into its European-style,
luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. Progressive American cuisine is prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Corey W. Heyer, paired with an award-winning wine collection curated by Wine Director, Terri Baldwin. Chef Corey’s menu is distinguished by each season’s local bounty and August is New Jersey’s peak harvest. A newly expanded garden offers guests even more farm-fresh, sun-kissed dishes. Standout summer selections include Chilled Yellow Tomato Gazpacho and Grilled Watermelon topped with Burrata and Aged Balsamic. Chef Corey’s popular Sweet Potato Ravioli makes a comeback this autumn.
Corey W. Heyer Executive Chef
The Flying Meatballs—Italian Marketplace 110 Rte. 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 973.884.8600 • flyingmeatballsmarket.com • Catering available • Gluten free available
• Prepared meals delivered to you daily/weekly • Custom prepared meals available
THE FLYING MEATBALLS ITALIAN MARKETPLACE is a little piece of Italy in the heart of East Hanover offering prepared meals, gift baskets, imported Italian products, fresh baked goods, fine imported cheeses and meats, homemade gelato and of course, the best meatballs in town. The Grande family, owners, have perfected their handed-down meatball recipe by pairing traditional, old country flavors with 100 percent organic grass-fed beef, premium veal or premium turkey. Chef Tony Grande prepares daily sauces, sandwiches, paninis and entrees, all made on-premises using fresh ingredients without any artificial flavorings or preservatives. If you crave the convenience and quality a homemade dinner, try TFMB’s prepared meals.
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be there au g u s t
Cool jazz comes to Montclair, August 15.
Colorful amphibians invade Newark, August 12.
Cycle for a good cause, September 19–20.
Aug 5–30 The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Misalliance at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. In this comedy, patriarch John Tarleton struggles to maintain control of his children, along with friends and unexpected visitors. Tickets start at $25. Pick up a pair at shakespearenj.org. Aug 12 REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS AND THEIR AMAZING POWERS teaches
children (ideal for ages 5–9) what it’s like to hop, slither, walk and crawl so low to the ground. The program includes craftmaking. It starts at 3 p.m. at Newark Public Library’s Clinton Branch. Admission: FREE. Call 973.733.7754 to find out more.
Aug 15 It’s “no tickets required” at
the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL. The all-day event starts at 12 p.m. at Nishuane Park. Paquito D’Rivera, the Christian McBride Big Band and many other top musicians are on the bill. Don’t deal with parking; take the shuttle. Call 973.744.2273 or visit montclairjazzfestival.org for details.
Aug 16 Did you know that the Mont-
clair Art Museum has more than 12,000 pieces of American and Native American art? Come for a PUBLIC TOUR at 2 p.m. and see all that the museum has to offer. Admission: FREE with purchase of a museum ticket, $12 for nonmember adults. Visit montclairartmuseum.org to learn more.
Sharpen your cooking skills at Kings Cooking Studio’s SURF AND TURF
class in Short Hills at 7 p.m. Learn how to make a crabmeat cocktail, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin and more. Admission: $75. Register online at kingsfoodmarkets.com.
Aug 23 Enjoy more than 200 artists, crafters and vendors at the CRANFORD STREET FAIR & CRAFT SHOW. The event starts at 11 a.m. on the streets of downtown Cranford. Admission: FREE. Call Darryl Walker at 908.654.1400 for more details. Aug 26 Take the whole family for a night at the ZOO-VIES. Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange will be showing A Bug’s Life under the stars, starting at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair. Admission: FREE. Learn more at turtlebackzoo.com. Sept 2–6 Travel back in time at the
33rd annual Lead East WORLD’S BIGGEST ’50S PARTY. Car lovers can swoon over the vintage vehicles, while doo-wop fans check out the sock hop and families enjoy a triple-feature at the drive-in movie theater. It’s held at the Hampton Inn and the Hilton, both in Parsippany. Ticket prices vary according to age and day attending. For a schedule of events and to order tickets, visit leadeast.net or call 908.876.9100.
Sept 6 Celebrate all things Scandina-
vian at the 31st annual SCANFEST at Vasa Park in Budd Lake. The all-day festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Admission: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets are discounted in advance. Head to scanfest.org for more info.
Sept 7 Riverdale is hosting its annual Labor Day Street Fair along Newark-
Pompton Turnpike at 10 a.m. The day is like a giant block party with live entertainment, local vendors, food galore and plenty of activities for kids. Admission: FREE. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Sept 16 Diana Ross proves she is
still one of the greatest singers of our time in her IN THE NAME OF LOVE TOUR. The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee will belt out hits at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40.50 at njpac.org.
Sept 19–20 Are you looking for a physical challenge? Then the two-day
BIKE MS: COUNTRY CHALLENGE 2015 was
made for you. At the finish line, celebrate with Oktoberfest at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany. The starting point and time depend on the route length you choose. Go to bikemscountrychallenge.org.
Sept 26–27 Enjoy all the fun that
fall has to offer at HARVESTFEST on Broad Street in downtown Bloomfield at 11 a.m. There will be children’s rides, games, tons of food and nonstop entertainment. Admission: FREE. Contact Donna Vella at 732.255.1844 with questions.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2015
Unless noted, all of the following programs are free and require registration. For a complete list of programs and to register online, please visit: barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents. PROGRAM LOCATIONS: SBMC - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ
Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series
August 5 and September 2; 7:30 to 9:00 pm SBMC • 973-322-5745
Hip and Knee Pain
September 22; 6:30 pm Clifton Memorial Library 292 Piaget Avenue, Clifton • 973-322-9908
150th Anniversary Saint Barnabas Medical Center Gala Celebration September 26 Livingston Township Oval, Livingston 973-322-4321
Balance Fair and Celebration September 30 JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620
September 8: Navigating Your Care After Cancer Treatment September 29: Understanding Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment October 6: The Healing Ways of Chi Kung October 13: Identifying Your Nutritional Needs as Treatment Ends October 20: The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors October 27: Creating a Personal Guidebook for the Cancer Survivor 6:30 to 8:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-2671
Diabetes Support Group: Give your Kitchen a Healthy Makeover September 16; 12:00 to 1:00 pm BHACC • 973-322-7007
Caregiver’s Support Group: August 3 and September 21; 1:30 to 2:30 pm Support Group: August 7 and September 4; 1:30 to 2:30 pm Strength Training: Wednesdays; 1:30 to 2:30 pm Tai Chi Chih: Mondays; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620
Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
August 26; 5:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620
September 8 Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield • 973-322-4321
Those interested in learning more about the latest programs and services offered by Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Outpatient Centers can sign up for our free, monthly E-newsletter by visiting tinyurl.com/sbmcnews.
August 5 and September 2; 6:00 pm BHACC • 973-322-7433
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
41 Annual Saint Barnabas Golf Outing
JCC MetroWest - Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ (programs are open to the general public)
Weight Loss Surgery Options
August 27 and September 24; 3:30 to 4:30 pm SBMC • 973-322-5856
BHACC - Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ
Feeling Stronger-Feeling Better: For Individuals with Parkinson’s and Other Neuromuscular/ Movement Disorders
Burn Peer Support Group
Do You Have Trouble Going To Sleep and or Staying Asleep? September 16; 7:00 to 8:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620
September 17; 7:00 to 8:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620
Taking Care of Yourself Inside and Out September 21; 7:00 pm East Hanover Library 415 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover 973-428-3075
ONGOING CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES To learn more: barnabashealth.org/ maternity or call 973-322-5360
• Maternity Orientation & Tour • Siblings Class • Childbirth Preparation Class • Lamaze Refresher • Relaxing Birth Class • Breastfeeding Basics • Marvelous Multiples • Pets and Babies Class • New Moms’ Circle • Breastfeeding Support
SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER 94 OLD SHORT HILLS ROAD, LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039 973-322-5000 • WWW.BARNABASHEALTH.ORG/SBMCEVENTS
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you can count on toronto to be clean, safe and orderly— now it’s surprisingly hip too! By Rita Guarna
Tuhrrono, eh? That’s what locals say on hearing that
This page, top, rise and shine in a deluxe lake-view suite, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Above, TOCA’s glass-enclosed cheese cave houses upwards of 200 varieties, many of which are local. Opposite, clockwise from top, seek serenity at the hotel’s tucked-away salt-water pool and relaxation lounge at Spa My Blend by Clarins. The open-concept kitchen at TOCA allows for a front-row seat to a savory show. Let sommelier Taylor Thompson help you choose one of the 50-plus wines by the glass, many of which are from vineyards in the Niagara region.
in recent years their modest city, long known for cleanliness, tolerance and safety, has become a hip hotspot—stylish and cosmopolitan. (For those who don’t speak Canadian, that’s a colloquial rendition of the name of the city followed by the trademark interjection of the Great White North.) There’s no better place to witness that evolution than at the Ritz-Carlton, a hotel that’s a veritable poster child for genteel sophistication. Mixing the brand’s famous service and style with native flourishes gives the R-C a unique appeal. Bronze maple leaves are embedded on the lobby floor, and more than 450 pieces by Canadian artists are displayed in guest rooms and public areas. Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind chandeliers by Jeff Goodman, a native son, cast a welcoming glow on the lobby area. Some 263 rooms feature a full-length wall of windows overlooking Lake Ontario or the city, tasteful décor (think subdued gold tones, grass-cloth wallpaper and comfy, contemporary furniture), plump bedding and pillows. Huge bathrooms with heated marble floors and a TV embedded in the mirror provide the perfect excuse for morning dawdling. If you’re a club-level guest, one assigned to rooms on floors 18–20, you’ll check in privately at the lounge on the 20th floor, where you’ll be assigned a personal concierge. There too you’ll find complimentary food and drinks all through the day. We found ourselves stopping by several times during our visit for fresh fruit, just-baked goodies and Starbucks in the morning; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before dinner; and dessert and a nightcap in the evening. The staff even saved the day by offering to stir up a Bloody Caesar—a Canadian concoction of vodka, Clamato juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce served with ice in a celery salt-rimmed glass—when I realized I’d forgotten to try one. Make time for a meal at TOCA, where a staff trained by consulting chef Oliver Glowig (when in Rome, check out his eponymous Michelin two-star eatery) serves up Italian cuisine that combines foods from that nation with locally sourced ingredients. There’s a friendly ruckus at this restaurant weekend nights, but the acoustics let you take it all in good fun, and the semi-circular banquettes ensure privacy. (George Clooney and Brad Pitt were spotted here during the Toronto International Film Festival.) If you’re more of an exhibitionist, there’s a chef’s table in one of the kitchen’s nooks. And the glass-encased cheese cave beckons diners to get a look at (and whiff of) a rotating selection of 200-plus cheeses from around the world (a
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Valencia goat cheese was scrumptious), though most of them are local. (Maple syrupand-whisky-infused cheddar? This is Canada, after all; and it’s good!) You can’t leave the city without tasting Toronto’s signature dish: peameal bacon on a bun. Basically, it’s cured, trimmed, boneless pork loin rolled in ground yellow peas or cornmeal. Purists insist on eating it sans condiments, but others add mustard or ketchup for an extra zing. Even if you don’t believe the early bird catches the worm, do get an early start exploring the city by heading to the St. Lawrence Market (you can get peameal bacon here), ranked the world’s best by National Geographic. Here you’ll score fresh fruits and meats and locally made handicrafts. Also worth seeing is Kensington Market, really a bustling, bohemian neighborhood with cool cafes and stands selling organic everything. It’s Toronto’s tree-lined neighborhoods, a rich patchwork of diverse cultures that reflect the large immigrant population (it’s the second most immigrant-rich city in the world after Miami), that make the city feel like a string of villages, each with its own character. In addition to Chinese, Greeks, Italians and Portugese, there are large numbers of Indians, Pakistanis and West Indians adding to the melting pot. Hit the heights by taking the iconic CN Tower’s glass-bottom elevator more than a thousand feet up. Then change elevators and zoom up another 465 feet for stunning views of Lake Ontario. On a clear day, you can see Rochester. Not quite so high up is the dramatically curving sculptural staircase that rises through a glass ceiling from the second floor to the fifth floor of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the brainchild of celebrity architect and Torontonian Frank Gehry. And the Distillery District, a well-preserved Victorian industrial site where half of Ontario’s spirits were produced in the 1870s, is now home to high-end boutiques, galleries and bistros plus beer and sake breweries. All that exploring might make you yearn for some pampering. (It did me.) Ah, the spa at the Ritz-Carlton. Called Spa My Blend by Clarins, it’s a restorative sanctuary that blends seamlessly with the happenings downtown courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows offering cityscapes. The locker room features digital key codes (bye-bye, telephone-cord wristlets), and the “relaxation lounge,” where I waited for my therapist, boasts oversize chaises, a tea-bar full of exotic teas and a “tester” station of Clarins products. When the 90-minute Floating on a Cloud treatment started with a salt-and-sugar scrub for my tired tootsies, the perfectionist in me inwardly shouted hooray. Soon after, Salvatore, an architect-turned-massagetherapist, gently but firmly untangled the knot in the left side of my cramped neck. The treatment was so relaxing, in fact, that I found myself drifting off to sleep. Thankfully, I only dozed for a few minutes—I wanted to savor every moment of this pampering. And who says all spa products are alike? I swear my skin felt nourished for the next few days. Come to think of it, the rest of me felt nourished too. Tuhrrono, eh? Who knew?
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the Prize An overnight stay for two at the AAA 4-Diamond Grand Cascades Lodge, including dinner and a round of golf. Value: $1,200
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Smile makeovers: For the Look You’ve Always Dreamed of
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Gourmet Specialty Market COMING SOON TO DENVILLE!
SEPTEMBER GRAND OPENING
3130 Route 10 West Denville Commons, Denville, NJ 07834
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Morris|Essex Health & Life: August/September 2015