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Contents june/July 2016

FEATURES 32

Colonial Redo

An interior design team transforms a classic Morris County home...with a little help from the owners.

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lush, lovely and local

Inspired backyard landscaping brings the beauty of a tropical paradise home to New Jersey.

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safe t y first!

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has earned nine straight “A” grades for keeping patients from harm.

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Comfort for cancer patients

A major donation will help ease the lives of patients undergoing radiation therapy.

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beware of those rays Genetically, skin cancer plays favorites— but we all need to use precautions in the sun.

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Back Home by nightfall

Same-day joint replacements at Saint Barnabas have patients climbing stairs within hours.

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The Vigor is back

A minimally invasive heart-valve replacement procedure makes a Florham Park woman feel brand new.

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Think you know your asthma?

The Asthma Education Center at Saint Barnabas helps patients stay on track with their “asthma action plan.”

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LOCAL BUZZ

A Montclair chef uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to make this picnic-friendly salad pop. Now you can too!

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Morris and Essex counties.

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GATHERINGS

Photos from recent events in and around the counties.

Recent reports and statistics, including items on acupuncture, foot pain and the link between brain cancer and cell phones.

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A surgical RE volution

N ot to o lo n g a g o, pat i e n t s u n d e r g o i n g hip-replacement surgery could expect to spend one or two days in the hospital before being cleared to go home. Today, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, many patients don’t even need to pack a toothbrush! Those eligible for the same-day procedure arrive in the morning for surgery, begin walking on crutches right in the recovery room, move on to climbing a small set of stairs and are home in time for dinner. Indeed, the future of hip replacement has arrived early at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Read more about it on page 50. State-of-the-art surgical procedures are also helping cardiac patients like Ida Williams. The 77-year-old Florham Park resident, who suffered from severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) was the first person to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The minimally invasive procedure left Williams feeling “brand new” after just a weeklong recovery period—compared to six-to-eight weeks of recovery time with traditional open-heart surgery. Find out more about TAVR and Williams on page 52. We are also pleased to announce that Saint Barnabas Medical Center has received another “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that evaluates the performance of hospitals. In fact, we’ve earned the highest possible rating for nine consecutive survey periods, going back to 2013. That straight-A report card puts us in a select group of hospitals that includes just six of the 67 New Jersey institutions studied. You can read more about our Leapfrog Group results on page 46. Also, learn about the latest in asthma education on page 54 and the treatment of melanoma (plus tips for staying safe in the sun) on page 48. On page 47 our topic is the generous donation that will improve the comfort of patients undergoing radiation therapy. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life, and we wish you a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer season. Best regards,

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EDITOR’S NOTE

MAKING A HOME ALL IT CAN BE A G R E AT PA I N T I N G takes shape on a blank canvas, but a home redesign is different. Here the artistry begins with understanding the home one starts with—what it has and what it needs— and the people who will be living there. A good interior designer has some of the qualities of a counselor—or a muse. Of course, the redo will be the designer’s creation, but it must be the expression of the homeowner. You’ll find this truth reflected in the Chatham center hall colonial on page 32, which anchors this “home issue” of Morris/Essex Health & Life. In the hands of gifted pros it became not something entirely new, but the best and brightest version of itself. Places were found for the owners’ cherry four-poster bed, their antique chairs and their painting of an English hunting scene. But a redesign with added floral wallpaper and accent hues, better arrangement of pieces and better flow now gives the house a lively new spirit. In this beautiful season, even homebodies can’t stay indoors. So our “home” issue steps outside—to showcase beautiful backyard landscaping on page 42 and, on page 26, furniture, accessories and lighting that may make your patio the most stunning “room” on your property. Speaking of the outdoors, you’ll find a perfect salad for picnics on page 60. There’s also a primer on asparagus on page 56 and, on page 58, a “bloody good” cocktail made with the ancient wine called mead. And if you long for a sojourn away from home this season, we’ve got that covered too—in our article on sunny Barbados, page 70. Here’s wishing a happy Father’s Day to the dads among our readers—and a glorious summer to you all.

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What could be better for Dad’s Day than a fishing expedition? Happily, there are several promising spots in Morris and Essex counties to cast your line: Lake Hopatcong, which is about four square miles in area, boasts some of the state’s best freshwater fishing. Expect to hook trout, largemouth bass, stripers, perch, pickerel and catfish. Looking for smallmouth and largemouth bass? Try Budd Lake, the largest natural lake in New Jersey. Trout is abundant in Newark’s Branch Brook Park Lake, a 24-acre fishing hole surrounded by cherry blossom trees. You can also reel in trout at Verona Park Lake, but don’t be surprised if catfish and sunfish are tugging at your line too. The pond at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell is a popular spot for fishermen of all ages angling for bass, catfish, carp and panfish. Don’t forget that a New Jersey fishing license is required for anyone age 16 or older. For info on obtaining one, visit state.nj.us/dep/fgw.

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No doubt you’ve heard of Community Supported Agriculture...but Community-Supported Art? It’s a reality thanks to Orange-based Arts Unbound, a nonprofit organization that has teamed with the Matheny Medical and Education Center in Peapack to launch Art Garden CSA, which connects emerging artists with disabilities and local collectors. Here’s how it works: Ten selected artists each create 25 pieces for the program (paintings, photographs, small sculptures, jewelry), and buyers purchase one of the 25 available “shares.” For $500 per share, they receive 10 pieces of art—one from each artist—at two organized “pick-up” events that also offer the opportunity to meet the artists involved. Photographer Alex Higgs, 30, is one of the featured artists. He has a skill for capturing the relationship between what’s manmade and nature—a bench perfectly covered with snow in the middle of a busy metropolis, a television dumped on a pristine sandy beach. “My work is a seed for my interest in Zen Buddhism and Taoism,” says the South Orange resident. Arts Unbound 542/544 Freeman St., Orange, 973.675.2787; artsunbound.org Morris/essex he alth & Life

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It’s festival season in Morris and Essex counties, so treat yourself to a taste (or two, or three) of some tantalizing eats. Here are some spring and summer events to check out: June 16–19—Tri-County Fair, Christ Church, Rockaway: Zeppoles, funnel cake, fresh-squeezed lemonade, po’boys—you can enjoy all of your carnival favorites at this event that’s packed with entertainment and activities. Admire old-time autos at the classic car show, watch high-flying two-wheelers at a BMX stunt bike show or take in live music performed by local bands. It’s free to enter and watch the attractions, but carnival rides are extra. Get all the info at tricountyfair.org. July 9—Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast, Gazebo Park, Chester: It’s back and better than ever. Chow down on pork sandwiches, Buffalo wings, baked beans, mac and cheese, hush puppies and maple-flavored cotton candy while you listen to bands like the Pine Sap Kings, Honky Tonk Scoundrels, Growing Old Disgracefully and Mason Jar Rebellion. Proceeds benefit the rebuilding of homes in Central Appalachia. Learn more about the event and its mission at frontporchbluegrassfestival.com. July 16—XRootsFest, Floods Hill, South Orange: Celebrate the diverse roots of the community through music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food at this unique festival. Where else in our area can you listen to the sounds of traditional Japanese drums and then watch an African or Indian dance performance? Find out more at twotowns.org. August 20–21—Jersey Fresh Harvest Festival, Alstede Farms, Chester: Locally grown fruits and vegetables are the stars of this show, where you can sample dozens of culinary delights made with fresh produce. Like what you taste? Take home the recipe! Details are available at alstedefarms.com.

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Make a museum your classroom School’s almost out for summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Skip the classroom lecture and take a trip to one of the museums in our area for a fun and educational experience. Here are a few exhibitions to put on your “to do” list: Montclair Art Museum—Learn about Native American art at “Undaunted Spirit,” which highlights the resiliency of Native Americans and their ability to keep art traditions alive while adapting to changing conditions. Now through December 2016. Find out more at montclairartmuseum.org. Newark Museum—“Modern Heroics” takes a look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on storytelling and expressive imagery. Thirty-four selections— paintings and sculptural works—are pulled from the museum’s permanent collection of African-American art.

June 18 through January 8, 2017. Head to newarkmuseum.org for all the details. Whippany Railway Museum— Climb aboard for an Excursion Train Ride on June 19. Inside the restored vintage caboose passengers can enjoy the old-time “clickety-clack” as the train takes you on a 10-mile, 45-minute trip through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland. Reserve your seat on the train at whippanyrailway museum.net. Morris Museum—Imagine using toothpicks and glue to construct detailed reproductions of landmarks like the White House or Yankee Stadium. That’s what artist Stan Munro did, and he showcases his amazing works in “Toothpick World.” You’ll also see other renowned structures like the Empire State Building, Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower. July 1 through August 31, 2016. Looking for more info? Visit morris museum.org.

You no longer have to crane your neck to sneak a peek—construction’s complete and the longanticipated African Adventure exhibit at the Turtle Back Zoo is now open! The exhibit’s residents, four adult giraffes, moved into New Jersey’s largest zoo earlier this year in anticipation of last month’s grand opening, and they’ve already made themselves at home. Hodari, Kamau, Lincoln and Milo have settled into the three acres of open land, which resemble the African Savanna, as well as a 20,000-square-foot exhibit area and climate-controlled barn. For visitors, there are several viewing points around the open area, but you can also get a close-up look from inside—closed-circuit cameras are installed inside the barn and video footage is played at the zoo café. Admission to the zoo is $14 for adults, $11 for senior citizens and children ages 2 to 12. Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973.731.5800; turtlebackzoo.com

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Significant experience in complex family law litigation, mediation and arbitration FOX ROTHSCHILD’S MORRISTOWN AND ROSELAND offices have a significant presence in New Jersey, with a reputation for handling high net worth and high conflict family law cases throughout the state. The size of Fox Rothschild’s family law department means that they have the capability to handle everything from routine to complex cases. As Fox Rothschild’s Morristown and Roseland offices are part of one of the country’s largest national law firms, with offices in over twenty cities nationwide according to The National Law Journal, there is a wide internal national network of knowledge that is readily available, in both family law, mediation and arbitration as well as numerous other relevant areas of law such as real estate, trust and estate, tax, corporate and securities, to name a few. Attorney Eric Solotoff, a partner in the Morristown and Roseland offices, and Co-Chair of the Fox Rothschild’s Family Law Practice Group, has extensive experience litigating cases concerning spousal and child support, and custody and grandparent visitation, including precedent setting cases. In addition, he handles complicated valuation issues, including for high-profile, and high-net worth individuals and their spouses, and Eric is skilled in negotiating, mediation and litigating high-stakes divorce cases. In addition, In addition to his work as a litigator, Eric can also serve as a mediator or arbitrator in divorce cases for those who wish to pursue alternative dispute resolution. He has completed the 40-hour Family Law Mediation Training given by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 2016. Known as the lawyer’s lawyer, Eric has represented numerous lawyers, children of lawyers and the spouses of lawyers over the years.

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The voice of experience in family law THE LAWYERS AT LAUFER, DALENA, CADICINA, JENSEN, & BOYD, LLC are well-respected leaders in family law. As part of one of northern New Jersey’s premier family law firms, each lawyer is committed to pursuing the best possible results for clients. Handling a full range of family law issues with a focus on divorce and dissolution of civil unions, the firm’s lawyers explore all legal options. The particular circumstances of each case dictate the most appropriate strategy, whether it is an alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, or aggressive trial preparation. This year, five attorneys were named to the *Super Lawyers list, including William Laufer, Christine Dalena, Joseph Cadicina, James Jensen and Laurence Cutler. Two attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list: Terryann Bradley and Kimberly Boyd. “Our lawyers have dedicated their entire careers to family law, which is why clients and referring attorneys trust us to obtain the optimal results,” William Laufer says. In addition, the firm also has retired Morris County Superior Court Judge John J. Harper of counsel to perform mediation and arbitration services.

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WILLIAM LAUFER, ESQ. has practiced law for over 40 years. His expertise in complex matrimonial cases benefits clients who are seeking counsel in custody, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, premarital agreements and divorce mediation. William is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and he is a member of the American Association for Justice in addition to serving as past president of the Morris County Bar Association.

CHRISTINE DALENA, ESQ. focuses in the areas of matrimonial and family law, collaborative law, real estate transactions and general litigation. Christine is also a courtapproved mediator and Early Settlement Panelist in Morris County. JOSEPH CADICINA, ESQ. has significant matrimonial and family law experience. He is also a court-approved mediator and serves as a mediator for private clients. He is a member of the Bergen and Morris County Bar

KIMBERLY BOYD, ESQ. devotes her practice to complex matrimonial law with significant experience in complex valuations, relocation and custody disputes, marital tort claims, domestic violence, drafting and litigating pre-nuptial agreements, arbitration, post-judgment litigation and appellate litigation. Kimberly is serving her third term on the Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts. TERRYANN BRADLEY, ESQ. is an experienced family law practitioner who has successfully settled, tried and arbitrated cases involving all aspects of family law. She has also been appointed by the Court as a Guardian Ad Litem to handle financial and custody issues. Among Terryann’s accolades, she was honored with the Essex County Family Law Achievement Award in 2010.

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Veteran negotiators, skilled litigators and compassionate family law attorneys FINDING THE RIGHT FAMILY LAW FIRM to help you calmly navigate the often complex and emotional journey of divorce is a critical decision. Veres & Riordan Family Law believes it is a privilege to represent clients who are facing one of the most stressful and sensitive times of their lives. After gaining valuable experience working with prestigious law firms, Patricia and Catherine formed a specialized family law practice that has since grown to the tenacious four-attorney firm that is now Veres & Riordan, celebrating its 10th year. Both Patricia and Catherine have built their long careers on extensive trial and appellate practices with an emphasis on family law issues including contested and uncontested divorce, custody, DCP&P matters, support, post-judgment enforcement, relocation, change of custody, domestic violence, appeals and related matters. They are passionate advocates for their clients from the most straightforward of matters to complex, high-conflict, high-asset cases, involving valuation of corporate interests, and they have access to custody and other experts. Determined litigators, Patricia and Catherine are always empathetic to your goals, financial realities and peace of mind. Your needs and attainable goals are always the highest priority. As a small firm, Veres & Riordan offers a responsive team, providing personal attention to your case. The firm’s team includes Amanda Paige Johnston and Andreya DiMarco, both associate attorneys, specializing in family law, divorce, domestic violence and related matters. Please contact Veres & Riordan for a consultation regarding your unique situation.

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The bones were there: beautiful architectural details, a dining room table, comfy living room chairs, a fourposter bed and area rugs too. But a young family in Chatham needed some professional help to take their classic center hall colonial across the finish line. “We used as many of their pieces as we could,” says Jon Martinez of Beautiful & Gracious Home Interiors, who, with partner James MacDonald, relocated and reupholstered furniture. In addition, the duo selected wallpaper, fabricated custom window treatments and rugs, and shopped for additional furniture, lighting and accessories. “It was very rewarding,” says Martinez. See the results of the collaboration on the following pages.

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The rearranged entryway is both formal and practical. A mahogany demilune provides extra storage in addition to serving as an elegant perch for photographs and flowers, while a mirror hangs at the ready for checking hair and makeup before heading out the door. The bergère chair accommodates visitors who, for whatever reason, may need to sit for a bit. Note the decorative pillow, which picks up the lively colors of the adjacent dining room.

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Bright floral wallpaper from Thibaut transformed the “dark and somber” dining room into a “lively” space that the homeowners and their children now actually use, according to Martinez. Sculptural brackets and vases— instead of more traditional candelabras or portraits, flank the mirror, adding another element of “fun” to the room.

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The sitting room is an eclectic blend of Asian, French and English influences. A dramatic black pagoda étagère balances the pair of black directoire chairs across the room. Botanical prints surround the owners’ painting of an English hunting scene, complementing the red botanical fabric on the accent pillows and footstool.

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A rendition of Mona Lisa holds court in the sunken living room, where tufted club chairs surround an oversized coffee table. The custom trellispattern rug picks up the cranberry coloration of the chairs, as does the reupholstered bench, which was relocated from another room in the home.

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Designers Martinez and MacDonald turned the sparse master bedroom into a tranquil spa-like space, creating several areas to relax and recline. Two antique chairs that once lived in the family room now flank a skirted table. A sofa from the formal living room sits at the foot of the cherry fourposter bed. The soothing, neutral color scheme— ecru, silver and off-gold— is punched up with pops of cranberry (one of the homeowners’ signature colors) in the custom accent pillows, tablecoth and lamp shade.

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LUSH, LOVELY AND LOCAL INSPIRED BACKYARD LANDSCAPING BRINGS THE BEAUTY OF A TROPICAL PARADISE HOME TO NEW JERSEY.

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Guided by the clients’ design inspiration, Haskellbased Scenic Landscaping transformed this New Jersey backyard into a tropical retreat, complete with a hardy palm tree, floating step pads on the pool and stone and hardwood deck surfaces.

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Top: Designers at Landscape Perceptions in Oakland installed lighting and landscaping to create a dramatic effect for nighttime swimming. Bottom: Cipriano Custom Pools and Landscaping in Mahwah gave this Kinnelon home a pool with unique Roman edge detailing, the perfect complement to a stunning reflection.

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Green Meadows Landscaping in Oakland brought the inside out when creating this outdoor living space—complete with firepit and lounge area.

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pital, says President and CEO Zieniewicz. “My focus every day, at every meeting, is always safety. Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to ensure that they have a safe journey while in our care.” The Leapfrog Group calculates grades ranging from A to F for more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals, using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. The scores are designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families when they need to choose a hospital. Actually, the Saint Barnabas record is even a little more impressive than it seems, because earning an “A” has become harder, according to a Leapfrog-affiliated organization called the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. This year, for the first time, criteria for the grades included results of patient surveys about patient-provider communication, communication about medications and discharge and responsiveness of hospital staff. And the score includes two new infection measures, for MRSA (that’s methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) bacteremia and C. difficile. “And we still achieved an A,” Zieniewicz says proudly. The hospital earns such honors through diligent use of standardized approaches to patient care. “We look for the opportunity to reduce and eliminate variations,” he says. “For example, we use checklists like those commonly employed in the aviation industry to help support an environment with zero harm to patients.”

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Since Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, took the helm of Saint Barnabas Medical Center last September, he has been involved in several major initiatives—including the ongoing construction of a whole new hospital wing. But, first and foremost, safety is Zieniewicz’s #1 priority, safety for all, including our patients and their families, our employees, visitors, students, medical residents and all of those in training. Zieniewicz sets this example of safety through initiating Daily Safety Briefings to provide a real-time forum to move Saint Barnabas Medical Center to a high-reliability organization. He continues to set an example. Hand-washing isn’t high-tech, but it’s imperative that hospital employees do it frequently to keep from spreading germs that could harm patients. “We talk about good hand hygiene to prevent infections all the time,” Zieniewicz explains. “And we use every approach we can.” In so doing, he is helping to continue a strong record. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that evaluates the performance of hospitals, issues letter-grade Hospital Safety Scores that evaluate institutions’ success in protecting patients’ safety. And Saint Barnabas has earned its “A” grade for nine survey periods in a row, going back to 2013. Across the country, only 152 other hospitals have matched that record—including just six of the 67 hospitals studied in New Jersey. And Saint Barnabas was the only Essex County facility with such a “straight-A report card.” Safety is central to just about every decision made at the hos-

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center has earned nine straight “A” grades for keeping patients safe.


Comfort for cancer patients

A major donation will help ease the lives of patients undergoing radiation therapy.

short hills Real estate developer Mark Wilf and his wife Jane are well acquainted with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. All four of their children were born there. Their teenage daughter Rachel has been a volunteer in the pediatric unit for two years. And they are close friends with Alison Grann, M.D., chairman of radiation oncology at the hospital. To them, it was appropriate that they support Saint Barnabas and the work that Dr. Grann does. That is why their charitable foundation recently made a pledge Pictured at the Wilf Family Treatment Room dedication (from left): Brett of $250,000 to the medical center to name Tanzman with Elizabeth, Mark, Jane, Steven and Andrew Wilf. the Wilf Family Treatment Room in the Radiation Oncology Department. ly 800 patients a year and delivers more than 15,500 radiation The donation is also in support of Comfort Project 360, a treatments. Nearly three-fourths of these patients are ages 50 program at Saint Barnabas whose mission is to help create the to 79, though younger patients are being treated more often. most comprehensive, supportive and therapeutic environment The majority of these patients live in suburban and urban Essex for cancer care. “Our gift is really about Dr. Grann and her deCounty as well as Union and Morris counties. partment,” Jane Wilf says. “She changes people’s lives, and our “The work being done in Radiation Oncology is tremenfamily wants to be part of what she does by helping people with dously important to Mark and me,” Wilf says. “We are extremely cancer feel a little more comfortable.” pleased to support this vital resource for the community.” The Department of Radiation Oncology treats approximate-

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Comfort Project 360 co-founders Suzanne Unger (left) and Hyla Weiss (right) with Reason to Rock co-chair Jane Wilf.

“Reason to Rock” is the major fundraising event for Comfort Project 360, a program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center whose mission is to help create a healing environment for cancer patients by supporting their body, mind and spirit. This year’s event will be at Crestmont Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 17. Jane Wilf will serve as co-chair along with Jodi Bloom (last year’s chair), Wendy Marcus and Cathy Levison. This year’s honoree is Shari-Beth

Susskind, a cancer survivor whom Wilf calls an inspiration to many. “Shari-Beth is one of my closest friends, our kids are friends and our families spend a lot of time together,” says Wilf. “So when she asked me to co-chair, I said yes right away. She is a most deserving honoree, and I know this is really important to her.” In its first two years Reason to Rock has raised more than $400,000; the event has attracted nearly 400 guests each year.

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Beware of those rays Genetically, skin cancer plays favorites—but we all need to use precautions in the sun.

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dread: A suspicious mole on her right thigh had been confirmed as melanoma. She had spotted the mole that fall and had the lesion biopsied around the Christmas holiday. “I had many biopsies before, and I have had basal cell cancers removed, but this was the first time it was melanoma,” says Smeltzer, 24, who has been seeing Rachael Hartman, M.D., a dermatologist affiliated with Saint

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If you were to pick a perfect candidate to get skin cancer, it might be Courtney Smeltzer. With red hair, light-colored eyes, fair skin and a history of minor lesions and sunburns as a child, she gets a check next to just about every risk factor known. She has even tried to tan using tanning beds on special occasions, such as before her senior prom. Add all that up, and it’s no surprise that in 2014 she got the call she had begun to


Barnabas Medical Center, for skin checks every six months since her teens. “Dr. Hartman called me right before New Year’s Eve and said I needed surgery ASAP. It was scary because I know it’s a fairly aggressive cancer that can spread.” A native of Scotch Plains, Smeltzer now lives in Philadelphia while attending graduate school in physical therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Hartman recomFranz Smith, M.D. mended that she contact Franz Smith, M.D., a boardcertified surgeon in complex general surgical oncology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Dr. Smith explained everything in detail,” Smeltzer says. “My biggest concern was that the cancer was spreading, but he assured me it was stage 1, and the likelihood of it spreading was small.” She had the tumor removed in early January 2015. “Dr. Smith was very accommodating,” she says. “He knew I had to go back to school, so he fit me into his schedule.” The pathology report showed that the cancer had been contained. Dr. Smith removed a deep layer of tissue almost to her thigh muscle. “I still have a U-shaped dent in my leg that is just starting to fill in now,” she says. Surgery is the “gold standard” of treatment to clear the disease and remove tumors completely, Dr. Smith says, and to reduce the risk of recur-

rence or spreading. “Melanoma can spread to the lymph system, lungs and brain,” he says. “It is an extremely aggressive cancer, responsible for the majority of skin-cancer deaths. Thankfully, Courtney’s was caught early.” Many skin cancer patients are not so lucky. An estimated 10,130 deaths will be attributed to melanoma in 2016, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. Young women are at especially high risk, Dr. Smith says. Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in females age 15–29, according to the AAD, and it is increasing faster in females age 15–29 than in males of the same age group. Although there was nothing Smeltzer could do about her genetic risk factors, she could have avoided one danger: tanning beds. “Multiple studies have demonstrated that tanning beds lead to increases in all kinds of skin cancer, including melanoma,” Dr. Smith says. “The use of tanning beds has increased significantly nationwide, and it has also been reported that New Jersey has one of the largest numbers of beds per capita in the U.S. Using these beds before age 30 can increase melanoma risk by 75 percent, and the more you use them, the higher the risk.” Smeltzer has learned her lesson. “I stay away from tanning beds now,” she reports. “Never again. I thought using one just once in a while would be fine—now I know that’s not true.” She stays out of the sun as much as possible and is more diligent about using and reapplying sunscreen whenever

she goes outside. That’s not always fun, she admits. “At my age it’s hard,” she says. “My friends all sit outside and tan, and I can’t go or have to sit in the shade. Sometimes I can’t do the same things they do, like go to the beach.” But she is willing to make that trade to protect her skin—and her life. As Dr. Smith advises her—and, in fact, everyone: “A tan is not worth the risk.”

Skin cancer— a danger to take seriously n It’s the most common cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. n More than 8,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. n A projected 144,860 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016. n Melanoma rates in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2011. n In people of color, melanoma is often diagnosed at later stages, when the disease is more advanced. n Before age 50, melanoma incidence rates are higher in women than in men, but by age 60, rates are twice as high in men. n Melanoma in Caucasian women younger than 44 has increased 6.1 percent annually, which may reflect recent trends in indoor tanning. Source: American Academy of Dermatology

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Cancer prevention tips for your epidermis Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD encourages everyone to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. People should not use tanning beds or sun lamps, which are sources of artificial UV radiation that may cause skin cancer, the AAD advises. And because severe sunburns during childhood may increase the risk of melanoma, children should be especially protected from the sun.

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Same-day hip replacements at Saint Barnabas have patients climbing stairs within hours.

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“A year ago they would walk with a walker on wheels. these patients are skipping that step.” —Brian George, administr ative director for clinical oper ations

Hip replacement is on the rise. From 2000 to 2010, government statistics show, the number of people between ages 45 and 54 who had total hip replacement procedures jumped by 205 percent. And with new implants and improved surgical techniques, these surgeries have kept increasing among baby boomers not ready for the rocking chair just yet. In fact, some people can now get a new hip without even spending a night in the hospital. Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Same-Day Hip Replacement Program allows patients who qualify to come in for surgery early in the morning, gets them walking up steps by the afternoon and sends them home for dinner that evening. You could say it’s not your father’s hip replacement. “Appropriate patients don’t even have to pack a toothbrush,” says Luciana C. Mullman, manager of specialty surgical programs at the hospital. The program has been in operation for about a year, thanks to the insistence of orthopedic surgeon Timothy Henderson, M.D. “We were approached by Dr. Henderson, who was interested in same-day hip replacement and wanted to provide it for his patients,” says Brian George, Timothy J. Henderson, M.D. administrative director for clinical operations. “We are always looking for the latest and greatest technologies and care pathways, and same-day joint replacement is the future.” Indeed, it’s the present, at least for hip surgery. (Same-day knee replacement is more complex and probably a few years off.) To qualify for same-day surgery, patients need to meet certain criteria—for instance, their body-mass index must be below a certain level and they must be in generally good health beyond the hip. Patients who meet the requirements and are approved for same-day surgery by Dr. Henderson first attend an informational seminar with Mullman. “My role is to educate all patients having joint replacement surgery,” she says. “Whether they’re going to stay overnight or not, it’s in their interest to learn about the procedure and ways to take good care of themselves.” The seminar covers many topics. Mullman talks about preparing the home by removing potential fall hazards like throw rugs, having pre-cooked meals at the ready, moving items to be easier to reach and having a support system in place. “You

won’t need someone 24/7, but you should have a friend or family member ready to help,” she says. Mullman then covers “pre-habilitation”—preparing for surgery—by, among other things, using an antiseptic body wash the night before surgery to help reduce infection and speaking with a physical therapist about a home exercise plan, which patients are encouraged to start prior to surgery. “The better shape you’re in coming in, the better shape you’ll be in leaving,” she says. “We have patients work on conditioning muscles that will help support their new hip.” Dr. Henderson talks about the surgery itself, what implants he uses, how recovery will proceed and what medications he prefers for pain management. “Our goal is to manage pain after surgery, so our pain specialists and surgeons have created a pain management protocol to minimize discomfort,” Mullman says. Patients having same-day surgery arrive at Saint Barnabas Medical Center early in the morning and leave the medical center that evening. Dr. Henderson enters the leg from the front in order to spare muscles and ligaments from cutting, as is necessary in more traditional, rear-entry surgery. Once the patient wakes up in the recovery room, he or she begins the rehab process almost immediately. A physical therapist helps the patient get out of bed and walk to a chair with crutches. Then it’s time to begin walking around the unit. Eventually, patients practice on a small set of stairs in the recovery room. “That is really remarkable to see on the same day as surgery,” George says. “A year ago they would walk with a walker on wheels. These patients are skipping that step and going right to crutches.” Patients must be able to handle 10 to 30 stairs before they can be discharged. For most, that’s not a problem. “Our patients are leaving the medical center in the evening on the same day they have surgery,” George says. “It’s really amazing; 15 years ago patients stayed a week in the hospital. That changed to a three-day stay and recently to one or two days. Now these eligible patients aren’t even here 12 hours.” And that’s just how today’s active hip transplant patients want it. “Today, implants are much more durable than they used to be, so people can undergo replacement procedures younger,” Mullman says. “Some people put off having a replacement because they need to get back to their routine quickly and don’t want a procedure that will have them laid up for months. But it’s not like that now. If you need to have your hip replaced, you don’t have to wait—and you shouldn’t wait.”

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The vigor is back A minimally invasive heart-valve replacement procedure makes a Florham Park woman feel “brand new.�

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When Ida Williams saw her family doctor for a head cold, she wasn’t expecting any unusual news. But when her physician listened to her lungs and heart during what otherwise would have been a normal office visit, he heard a heart murmur—often a sign of heart-valve disease—and recommended that the 77-yearold retiree seek further treatment. Williams, a Florham Park resident, had been told three years earlier that she had a slight heart murmur. After hearing the news a second time, she decided it was time for more information. “I wanted to know just how bad it was,” she says. After consulting with a cardiologist and undergoing testing, Williams was referred to cardiac surgeon Mark J. Russo, M.D., director of the Center for Aortic Diseases and Cardiothoracic Research at the Barnabas Health Heart Centers. Dr. Russo is a nationally renowned heart surgeon who performs traditional open-heart surgery and minimally invasive catheter-based procedures. During Williams’ appointment with Dr. Russo, she was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. After completing a comprehensive assessment and additional testing, the doctor explained to her the various options for treatment and recommended she undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved treatment for severe aortic stenosis. During the procedure, a synthetic or artificial valve is collapsed and threaded through a blood vessel, usually via the groin, to the heart on the tip of a catheter. Physicians use state-of-the-art imaging technology to visualize its precise placement and expand the new valve. It begins to function immediately and works like a normal, healthy valve that allows for proper blood flow through the chambers of the heart. Because no chest incision is required, recovery time is minimal. Patients

experience less pain and are often able to return home the following day. Having performed more than 500 successful TAVR procedures, Dr. Russo and the team from the Barnabas Health Heart Centers are among the most experienced in the U.S. In an effort to offer greater access to this lifesaving therapy, Dr. Russo and his colleagues Bruce Haik, M.D., director of Cardiac Catheterization Labs, Barnabas Health Heart Centers, and Chunguang Chen, M.D., director of Cardiac Imaging, Barnabas Health Heart Centers, now perform TAVR at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Williams was the first patient to undergo the TAVR at the facility. Today she credits Dr. Russo and the nurses and staff with calming her nerves and getting her back on her feet. “Everybody was wonderful,” she says of her experience at Saint Barnabas. “I was scared, but the nurses reassured me that I was going to be all right. They were all angels. I wouldn’t dream of going to another hospital.” Even though Williams didn’t realize, until that fateful doctor visit, the impact her heart condition was having on her life, she couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. “I used to get out of breath a lot,” she says. “If I was up moving around, I’d need to sit down for a few minutes here and there because I’d be huffing and puffing. I never knew it was related to my heart, but since the surgery, I’m doing it all with ease. I feel much, much better—like I could run up a bunch of steps. It’s a brand new me!”

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Asthma is a lifelong, chronic disease for which there is no cure, but that doesn’t mean asthma patients need to suffer. On the contrary, the condition is generally well controlled with medications and lifestyle changes, and those who follow their “asthma action plan” can live healthy, unimpeded lives. The key, though, is following that plan. Sadly, too many asthma patients don’t. But now Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers free education and support for asthma patients through its Asthma Education Center. “We are finding that many adults who have asthma don’t understand their disease and how to treat it—and they end up in the hospital,” says Linda Hardy, a respiratory therapist and certified asthma educator at the medical center. “Our goal is to prevent hospitalizations and to help patients live symptom-free, so they can enjoy a better quality of life.” Consultations are available in both one-on-one and group settings, either in the hospital or as an outpatient service. “For inpatients, we offer asthma assessment, education and support, and they can return as outpatients for further education and support,” Hardy says. That outpatient follow-up is especially helpful. “Often, people with asthma can feel overwhelmed,” she says. “There are so many different medications. Patients

confuse daily controller medications with the rescue medications they need for an asthma attack. They forget how to use their action plan, and resort to rescue meds too often, which means their asthma is not in control.” Hardy and other asthma educators appear at community events and health fairs throughout the year. “We go to schools, senior centers, community centers like the JCC—any event we’re invited to,” she says. The certified educators cover everything patients need to know, including how to assess symptoms, how to recognize and avoid things in the environment that can trigger an asthma attack, how asthma affects daily life, and how to use a peak-flow meter and various medications to control their condition. Even patients who have been dealing with asthma for a long time can learn something new. “There are now lots of free digital apps for finding out pollen counts and other things that people may not be aware of, things that can help them manage their disease more easily,” Hardy says. “And there are many new medications, including some that need to be taken only once a day. Many patients used to need meds twice a day; once a day makes it much easier to be compliant. People who have had asthma for many years may learn at least one new thing, and that can make all the difference.”

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ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who overlooks asparagus in favor of broccoli and other veggies? If so, you’re missing a bet. This springtime green vegetable is tender, tasty, easy to prepare and packed with nutritional benefits. A natural diuretic, asparagus is also thought to help retard aging and improve cognitive function. So maybe it’s time to make these succulent stalks a menu regular.

POWER UP Asparagus is good for the heart at least three ways: It’s rich in fiber, which can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and B vitamins, which help regulate the amino acid homocysteine, high levels of which can also be a danger. And it’s full of inflammation-fighting antioxidants—including glutathione, which neutralizes free radicals and works to prevent cell damage. One half-cup serving of this powerhouse vegetable provides 57 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin K (which helps blood clotting and strengthens bones) and 34 percent of your folate (needed to produce DNA and help the body’s cells divide properly). Asparagus contains inulin, a “prebiotic” that aids digestion by supporting the colon’s probiotic bacteria. And you get all that—and distinctive taste too—for only 20 calories!

gus within 48 hours of purchase, when it’s at its best both in taste and in nutritional value. Pre-cooking prep is minimal. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the outer skin of the stem’s thicker bottom portion, which tends to be tough and stringy. Don’t cut the tips off! Wash asparagus under cold water to remove any sand, soil or pesticide residue and then cook stalks whole to maintain nutrients. Serve asparagus as a side dish by sautéing in your choice of vegetable or chicken broth, olive oil or water or baking in the oven, lightly sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. In the mood for a breakfast with a difference? Asparagus makes a flavorful addition to any omelet. Or liven up that lunchtime salad by chopping up asparagus spears—raw or cooked—and tossing them into the mix.

20 are edible. They come in green, white and purple. While green asparagus sprouts out of the ground and is harvested when it’s six to eight inches tall, white asparagus grows under a layer of mulch—it’s white because, lacking sunlight, it doesn’t develop chlorophyll content. (It’s also more tender and delicate in flavor.) Purple asparagus is harvested much smaller than green, at just two to three inches tall, and tends to be fruitier in flavor. It also has a higher sugar content; phytonutrients called anthocyanins give it its purple hue and provide additional nutritional benefits. —danielle gallo

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Panzanella Salad INGREDIENTS n ¼ cup cherry tomato jam (see recipe at right) n 1 cup roasted red peppers, thinly sliced n 3 whole white anchovies (bocarones) n ¼ cup celery leaves n 2 Tbs. lettuce dressing (see recipe at right) n 1 cup fresh-baked croutons n Salt and black pepper as needed DIRECTIONS n Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently.

Cherry Tomato Jam INGREDIENTS n 4 pints of locally grown cherry tomatoes, cut in half n 4 shallots, thinly sliced n 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced n ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil n 2 Tbs. coarse ground sea salt DIRECTIONS n Preheat oven to 325°F. n Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and lay out on a cookie sheet. n Roast in oven for 4 hours, turning the tomatoes every 20 minutes. n Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature, then place in refrigerator to chill.

Lettuce Dressing INGREDIENTS n ¼ cup Banyuls vinegar (or any sweet white wine vinegar) n ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese n 1 egg yolk n 1 shallot, cut in half n 2 cloves garlic n 2 heads romaine lettuce, roughly chopped n 4 anchovies n 1 Tb. Dijon mustard n 2 cups canola or vegetable oil DIRECTIONS n Place all ingredients except oil in a food processor. n Process for two minutes to incorporate. n Slowly incorporate oil and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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WHERE TOEAT FINE

BELLEVILLE

SOLAR DO MINHO Portuguese cuisine, featuring sangria, 15 Cleveland St., 973.844.0500

CASUAL

FAMILY

CHATHAM

chops, 34 Ridgedale Ave., 973.581.1418

D’ORO RISTORANTE Fresh, light Italian fare, BYO, 219 Main St., 973.701.6990

DON JOSE Authentic Mexican cuisine, 200 Route 10 West #7, 973.781.0155

TOPAZ THAI Authentic Thai cuisine and home-style cooking, 137 Washington Ave., 973.759.7425

RESTAURANT SERENADE Contemporar y French cuisine, 6 Roosevelt Ave., 973.701.0303

PENANG MALAYSIAN CUISINE Authentic Malaysian and Thai fare, 200 Route 10 West #8, 973.887.6989

BERNARDSVILLE

SCALINI FEDELI Modern Italian with a French flair, 63 Main St., 973.701.9200

FAIRFIELD

THE BERNARDS INN Fine dining with an award-winning wine collection, 27 Mine Brook Rd., 908.766.0002

BLOOMFIELD

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

BOONTON SUSHI HOUSE Japanese cuisine, 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, 811 Main Ave., 973.335.9541

CALDWELL

CLOVERLEAF TAVERN American cuisine and beer bar, 395 Bloomfield Ave., 973.226.9812 FORTE Authentic Italian cuisine and pizzeria, 182 Bloomfield Ave., 973.403.9411 SKARA ESTIATORIO Classic Greek cuisine, 300 Bloomfield Ave., 862.702.3098

CEDAR GROVE

LUNELLO Elegant Italian fare and an extensive wine list, 182 Stevens Ave., 973.837.1660

CEDAR KNOLLS

H2OCEAN RESTAURANT & RAW BAR Seafood eater y that supports local fisheries and vegetable farms, 41 Ridgedale Ave., 973.984.9594

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CHESTER

JOSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201

FORMOSA CHINESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR Traditional Chinese fare, 79 W. Main St., 908.879.4848

TIERNEY’S COPPERHOUSE Traditional American fare, 4 Little Falls Rd., 973.227.6066

THE PUBLICK HOUSE TAVERN & INN Continental fare with Italian influences and live entertainment, 111 Main St., 908.879.6878

FLORHAM PARK

REDWOODS GRILL AND BAR American cuisine with an emphasis on grilled beef, seafood and vegetables, 459 Main St., 908.879.7909

GILLETTE

DENVILLE

ALEXIS DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 3130 Route 10 West, 973.361.8000 CAFÉ METRO Healthy American fare in a casual atmosphere, 60 Diamond Spring Rd., 973.625.1055 CRISP Vegetarian, Middle Eastern eater y well known for its fresh and authentic made-to-order falafel sandwiches and salad-and-hummus bowls, 3000 Route 10, 973.970.9707 SOGO Contemporar y Asian fusion and hibachi, 248 Route 46 West, 973.784.4981 YAMA SUSHI Japanese cuisine well-known for its sushi, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #5, 973.627.7712

DOVER

EL TAPATIO Mexican fare, 29 E. Blackwell St., 973.537.0833 THE QUIET MAN Irish pub food, 64 E. McFarlan St., 973.366.6333

EAST HANOVER

BREANNA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian cuisine specializing in seafood dishes and center-cut pork

NONNA’S Authentic Italian cuisine, 176 Columbia Tpk., 973.410.0030 CASA MAYA Sonoran-style Mexican fare, 615 Meyersville Rd., 908.580.0799 CHIMNEY ROCK INN Casual American fare featuring gluten-free options, 342 Valley Rd., 908.580.1100 MEYERSVILLE INN Eclectic fare with seafood and Italian influences, 632 Meyersville Rd., 908.647.6302

KINNELON

SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN Fine American cuisine ser ved in a historic stone building, 9 Perimeter Rd., 973.838.7770

L AKE HOPATCONG

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

LEDGEWOOD

LOVING HUT Gourmet Vegan cuisine, 538 Route 10, 862.251.4611

LINCOLN PARK

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

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LIVINGSTON

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

LONG VALLEY

LONG VALLEY PUB AND BREWERY American fare, Restaurant Village at Long Valley, 1 Fairmount Rd., 908.876.1122

MADISON

54 MAIN An extensive menu of American cuisine, 54 Main St., 973.966.0252 Begum palace Authentic Indian cuisine, 300 Main St., 973.660.9100

MAPLEWOOD

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 HLS RESTAURANT Casual juice-bar café with vegetarian dishes, 1859 Springfield Ave., 973.763.1127 VERJUS Eclectic fare with modern French influences, 1790 Springfield Ave., 973.378.8990

MENDHAM

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, 353 Mendham Rd. West, 973.543.7675

MILLBURN

CAFÉ MONET Casual French bistro, BYO, 309 Millburn Ave., 973.376.8555 MARTINI American cuisine, including steaks and seafood, plus specialty martinis, 40 Main St., 973.376.4444 MOONSHINE Contemporar y American cuisine, 55 Main St., 973.218.6042 TINGA TAQUERIA Casual Mexican and barbecue, 321 Millburn Ave., 973.218.9500

MINE HILL

Cinders wood Fire Grill Seafood restaurant and tapas bar, 319 Route 46, 973.928.7000

MONTCLAIR

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 THE WOOD PIT Casual American barbecue specializing in ribs, 108-110 Bloomfield Ave., 973.954.4679

2888 Route 10 West, 973.734.4900

MORRISTOWN

GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare featuring fresh steak and seafood, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700 THE GRAND CAFÉ French Continental with Asian fusion, 42 Washington St., 973.540.9444 gUERRIERO’S RISTORANTE Authentic Neapolitanstyle dishes, 162 South St., 973.267.5055 La Campagna Italian fine dining, 5 Elm St., 973.644.4943

MILLIE’S Old World Meatballs & Pizza Old World Italian dining, 60 South St., 973.267.9616 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, 1 Convent Rd., 973.539.6666 SIRIN Authentic Thai fare, 3 Pine St., 973.993.9122

NEWARK

ADEGA GRILL Fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine with a large wine selection, 130 Ferr y St., 973.589.0550

CAFFE NAVONA Creative regional Italian cuisine, 147 Route 46 West, 973.627.1606 THE EXCHANGE American pub food featuring steaks, seafood and salads, 160 E. Main St., 973.627.8488

SHORT HILLS

JOE’S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL Traditional American cuisine featuring fresh ingredients, The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.379.4444

SOUTH ORANGE

above restaurant and bar New American fare with full bar, 1 S. Orange Ave., 973.762.2683

TOWACO

Rails Steakhouse Upscale yet casual steakhouse featuring a seasonal menu, 10 Whitehall Rd., 973.335.0006

Upper montcl air

dai-Kichi Japanese and sushi fare featuring weekly specials, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.2954 Four seasons kebab house Authentic Turkish cuisine, 594 Valley Rd., 973.707.7651

IBERIA Peninsula Casual Portuguese and Spanish fare, 63-69 Ferr y St., 973.344.5611

uptown 596 Upscale bistro food, 596 Valley Rd., 973.744.0915

Nico kitchen and bar High-end eclectic Italian small plates, 1 Center St., 973.642.1226

WEST ORANGE

NUTLEY

AMERICAN BISTRO Italian-American fare, 24 Washington Ave., 973.235.0505 FRANKLIN STEAKHOUSE & TAVERN Casual American steak house, 238 Franklin Ave., 973.667.1755 RALPH’S pizzeria Italian dining with awardwinning pizza, 564 Franklin Ave., 973.235.1130

ORANGE

BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare, 535 Central Ave., 973.676.4300 HAT CIT Y KITCHEN American comfort food with New Orleans influences, 459 Valley St., 862.252.9147

PARSIPPANY

ECCOLA ITALIAN BISTRO Italian fare with daily specials, 1082 Route 46 West, 973.334.8211

HIGHLAWN PAVILION New American cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, Eagle Rock Reser vation, 1 Crest Dr., 973.731.3463 THE MANOR RESTAURANT Upscale American and French cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 111 Prospect Ave., 973.731.2360 SUZY QUE’s Southern barbecue cuisine, 34 S. Valley Rd., 973.736.7899

WHARTON

HOT RODS Southern-style comfort food and barbecue, 19 N. Main St., 973.361.5050

WHIPPANY

AULD SHEBEEN Authentic Irish pub, 1401 Route 10 East, 973.898.6454 IL CAPRICCIO Italian fare featuring fresh seafood, 633 Route 10 East, 973.884.9175

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

NINET Y ACRES Eclectic fare featuring local, seasonal items and a vast wine list, 2 Main St., 908.901.9500

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE

PINE BROOK

China pavilion Authentic cuisine featuring seafood classics, 263 Changebridge Rd., 973.227.1006 For a complete list of dining options, visit the “where to eat” section of mSXhealthandlife.com.

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RIVERDALE

FORNO’S OF SPAIN RESTAURANT Authentic Spanish cuisine featuring fresh seafood, 47 Ferr y St., 973.589.4767

MORRIS PLAINS

MINADO Japanese sushi and seafood buffet,

NICOLE’S TEN Hip eater y ser ving eclectic New American cuisine, 246 Route 10 West, 973.442.9311

ROCK AWAY

CAFÉ AZZURO Upscale Italian, BYO, 141 Main St., 908.470.1470

LEMONGRASS Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 East, 973.998.6303

Morris Tap & Grill New American gastropub with vegetarian and gluten-free options, 500 Route 10 West, 973.891.1776

Mehndi Indian cuisine, 3 Speedwell Ave., 973.871.2323

The MONT VILLE INN Contemporar y American fare, 167 Route 202, 973.541.1234

Cinnamon Indian fare cooked in a clay oven, 2920 Route 10 West, 973.734.0040

LA STRADA ristorante Traditional Italian cuisine, 1105 Route 10 East, 973.584.4607

ROSEMARY AND SAGE Contemporar y American cuisine, 26 Hamburg Tpk., 973.616.0606

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400

arthur’s tavern Neighborhood steak house, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705

BLACK RIVER BARN Eclectic American fare, 1178 Route 10 West, 973.598.9988

market Taverne American fare with a French twist, 995 Mt. Kemble Ave., 908.502.5106

MONTVILLE

COLUMBIA INN Italian and American cuisine and thin-crust pizza, 29 Route 202, 973.263.1300

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Design Consign, Fairfield, appetitesforlife.com Company founder and certified health coach Caryn O’Sullivan led a presentation on increasing the nutritional value of meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen or making big changes to one’s diet. Attendees also enjoyed healthful snacks and other refreshments.

fundraising event The gloria foundation Waterside Restaurant, North Bergen, thegloriafoundation.org The nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence hosted a night of music, prizes, food and fun at its fundraiser for the recently opened Family Justice Center in Morristown.

1 Terri Ledek, Nina O’Neill, Jo Ann Snoddy, Mary Gachot, Karen Arakelian and Lori Duckstein 2 Florence Scrivo, Elizabeth Alexander and Nancy Tuckman 3 Gloria Foundation board members Dennis Arakelian, Karen Arakelian, Lori Duckstein and Zack Kahn 4 Susan Lynn and Vic Biondi

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30th anniversary party Friends of fosterfields Morristown, friendsoffosterfieldsandcoopermill.org Past volunteers were recently honored at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Since 1986, the group has supported operations and funding of the 213-acre farm, which was donated by Caroline Foster to the Morris County Park Commission in 1979.

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Diamonds for kale gala Grow it green morristown Kellogg Club, Morristown, growitgreenmorristown.org The organization raised more than $30,000 at a recent event to support its efforts of bringing farm-based education and fresh, local food to Morris County. The group also honored school teacher Pilar Restrepo with its Classroom Cultivator of the Year Award.

Yvonne marki (1–4), Linnea Hasegawa Photography (5–6) Lawrence Palumbo (7), caryn O’Sullivan (8–9), JFK Communications (10)

5 Samantha Rothman, Carolle Huber, Tim Dougherty and Myra Bowie McCready 6 Becky Karger and Brett Ulrich were dressed for the occasion.

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festival of hope benefit Cancercare Park Savoy, Florham Park, cancercare.org CancerCare honored New Jersey Board of Managers member Joyce Heller and its corporate partner, Helsinn Therapeutics, at its 28th annual event. All funds raised at the gala will benefit local patient support services for those affected by cancer.

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The Lenni Lenape used the name Fishawack to describe the Passaic River. Today, it’s synonymous with Chatham’s annual Fishawack Festival, which takes place along Main Street, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Swing into town for an art exhibit, a farmers’ market, arts and crafts vendors, a vintage car show, kids’ activities and entertainment and much more! Admission: FREE. Get the entire story at facebook.com/fishawackfestival.

JUNE 16 Would you like that neat or

on the rocks? Taste more than 50 of the world’s finest whiskeys and enjoy food samplings at the MORRISTOWN WHISKEY FEST at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7–10 p.m. Stephen Simantiras and Diana McNiff will perform live music through the evening. Tickets: $100 for general admission, $200 for VIP (includes early entry and specialty cocktails). Get your tickets and more info at morristownsocialevents.com.

JUNE 19 Enjoy a day with Dad at the

annual Nutley Father’s Day Street Fair along Franklin Avenue, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Visitors of all ages can browse the wares

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of more than 100 vendors while enjoying festival food, face painting, karaoke, a petting zoo and more. Admission: FREE. Get all the details at jcpromotions.info or call 201.998.1144.

JUNE 23

Treat your spirit and enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the LOYOLA JESUIT CENTER’S FUNDRAISER in the prayer gardens in Morristown, 6:30–9 p.m. The program also includes live music and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the center and its efforts to provide retreats for those less fortunate. Tickets: $35. For tickets and details, call 973.539.0740 or visit loyola.org.

JUNE 25 Head to the Turtle Back Zoo

in West Orange and enjoy a cold one at BREW AT THE ZOO, 6–9 p.m. The beer festival features more than 100 craft brews, food and live entertainment. Tickets: $60 for general admission (21 and older), $15.50 for designated drivers. Check out tbzoobrew .com for tickets and info.

JUNE 25–26 Lace up your sneakers, bring your sense of humor and get

down and dirty for MUCKFEST MS at the Essex County South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. In the name of fun and charity, you and your friends will trudge through a muddy 5K course that’s filled with 18 obstacles. Proceeds from the mud run benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration: $80–$105. Sign up now and find more info at main.nationalmssociety.org by clicking on “upcoming events.”

JULY 4 Celebrate America’s birthday

at Chatham’s INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, 9:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “Freedom Is Not Free.” The parade, one of the country’s oldest, begins at the intersection of Shore Road and Main Street and concludes at Crowell and Tip Cart roads. Admission: FREE. Visit chathamparade.com to learn more.

JULY 4 Head to Florham Park for its

annual JULY 4TH CELEBRATION. The program begins at 9 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, followed by a parade (starting at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road) and a family picnic featuring rides, a petting

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COMMUNITY EVENTS JUNE & JULY 2016

Standing Tall Against Falls—Fall Prevention

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.

June 7; 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group June 8 and July 13; 6:00 pm BHACC • 1-888-724-7123

Same Day Hip Replacement

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

June 9; 6:30 pm BHACC • 973-322-9908

SBMC - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Diabetes Self-Management Class July 13, 20, 27; 2:00 pm BHACC • 973-322-2174

June 11; 1:00 pm Cedar Grove Library, 1 Municipal Plaza, Cedar Grove

Weight Loss Surgical Options June 15 and July 6; 6:00 pm BHACC • 973-322-7433

Diabetes Support Group: Bariatric Surgery Options June 15; 12:30 pm BHACC • 973-322-2174

Exercise for Strength and Conditioning

ONGOING CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES

June 16; 3:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

To learn more: barnabashealth.org/ maternity or call 973-322-5360

Taking Care of Yourself Inside and Out

• Maternity Orientation & Tour • Siblings Class • Childbirth Preparation Class • Lamaze Refresher • Relaxing Birth Class • Breastfeeding Basics • Marvelous Multiples • New Moms’ Circle • Breastfeeding Support

June 17; 9:30 am Boonton Senior Center 126 N. Main St. Boonton • 973-402-9410 x631

Friends of Saint Barnabas Golf Tournament

June 3 and July 8; 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

June 22 Brooklake Country Club 139 Brooklake Road, Florham Park • 973-322-4321

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Burn Peer Support Group

June 6 and July 11; 1:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

June 23; 6:30 pm BHACC • 973-322-9908

Falls Prevention

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Custom Fit Total Knee Replacement

June 9; 6:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-5620

JCC MetroWest - Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ (programs are open to the general public)

June 2; 4:30 to 6:30 pm June 6; 2:30 to 5:00 pm June 20; 8:30 to 10:30 am 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 401, West Orange An appointment is required: 1-888-724-7123

June 23; 6:00 pm SBMC • 1-888-724-7123

Partial Knee Replacement With Use of Robotic Technology

BHACC - Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Sleep Apnea Patient Support Group

June 23; 3:30 pm SBMC • 973-322-5856

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER 94 OLD SHORT HILLS ROAD, LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039 973-322-5000 • WWW.BARNABASHEALTH.ORG/SBMCEVENTS

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Be there zoo and Social Garden for ages 21 and older. An evening fireworks display caps the festivities. Admission: FREE for parade and picnic but rides are extra, $5 for Social Garden. Go to fpjuly4th.com for more details.

Purpose, which skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes Top Album chart in over 90 countries during its pre-order sale. Tickets start at $50.50. Find out more about the concert at prucenter.com and get your tickets at ticketmaster.com.

MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT COYOTES at the Morristown and Morris Township Library, 7 p.m. Cartaino will answer questions and offer advice on how to prevent problems with coyotes. Admission: FREE. Track down more details at jfpl.org.

rarely produced tragedies, CORIOLANUS, at the elegant F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. Telling a story with themes pertinent to this year’s presidential election, this play is filled with political manipulation, fallen heroes and revenge. Tickets: $25–$50. Call the box office at 973.408.5600 or visit shakespearenj.org for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

JULY 9 Bring your appetite to Montclair

JULY 16 Looking to step up your

JULY 7–8 Tickle your funny bone and laugh with GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, 9 p.m. on both nights. Known for his Hawaiian print shirts and a larger-thanlife personality, this clean-humor comedian will have everyone laughing till the tears come. Tickets: $39.50–$99.50. Learn more about the show at njpac.org, then get your tickets at ticketmaster.com.

JULY 9–10 Support local musicians and artists at the annual MAPLEWOODSTOCK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL in Memorial Park. The weekend event begins at 12 p.m. each day and features more than 20 musical performers, including headliners Railroad Earth and NRBQ. Be sure to check out the wide variety of local art and food vendors while you’re there! Admission: FREE. Go to maplewoodstock .com for more info.

JULY 18–22 Flutter over to the BUTTERFLY TENT SAFARI at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. Great for all ages, kids can participate in crafts and table activities as well as see the live butterflies up close Monday through Friday, 12–3 p.m. There is a $2 suggested donation. Call 973.228.8776 or visit essexcounty parks.org to find out more.

JULY 6–24 See one of Shakespeare’s

JULY 8

America’s pastime meets Canada’s national sport when the New Jersey Jackals baseball team hosts HOCKEY NIGHT WITH THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, 7:05 p.m. Watch as the Jackals take on the Quebec Capitales and enjoy giveaways and guest appearances from Devils personnel. Tickets begin at $10. Catch all the details at njjackals.pointstreaksites.com.

JULY 9 Join thousands of “Beliebers” and head to Newark to catch pop star JUSTIN BIEBER on the Prudential Center stage, 7:30 p.m. The singer will be performing songs from his most recent album,

for the annual FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAl at the Montclair Art Museum, 6–10 p.m. In the spirit of summer, this year’s event features a barbecue-themed tasting event and a large selection of bourbons and beers for you to sample. Tickets: $85–$120. Head over to montclairfoodandwinefestival .org to buy your tickets now.

JULY 9–10 You don’t have to be a

die-hard comic fan to soak in the festivities of the GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. each day. There’s plenty of fun on tap, with costume contests, art exhibitions, collectibles and special guests. Tickets start at $26.75. Looking for more details? Visit gardenstate comicfest.com.

JULY 13 The coyote population in

northern New Jersey is rising, so now is the perfect time to meet with author Carol Cartaino, who will discuss her book THE

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Instagram game? Sign up for the IPHONE PHOTOGRAHY CLASS at the Montclair Art Museum, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. You’ll learn tips and tricks for taking high-quality, professionallooking photos using your smartphone. Registration: $60 for nonmembers and $40 for members. Shoot over to montclairart museum.org to register or for more info.

JULY 25 Maybe you know someone

going off to college in the fall or maybe you just want to be more confident in the kitchen. Either way, the GOING TO COLLEGE COOKING CAMP at Kings Food Market in Short Hills is a great opportunity for “Cooking 101.” This five-day crash course is held from 6 to 8 p.m. each night and covers the basics of boiling, sautéing, grilling—even baking! Registration: $225. Learn more and sign up at kingsfoodmarkets.com.

Send event listings to: Morris/Essex Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

Music and art come alive, July 9–10.

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BARBADOS BECKONS!

BY RITA GUARNA

YOU’LL FIND ADVENTURE AND BEACHY BLISS IN THE LAND OF COU-COU. IT’S THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE SINGER RIHANNA. AND the rich and famous—Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiger Woods—have been jetting here for decades. But despite the glitz, Barbados is the perfect laid-back getaway for those looking for an authentic island holiday. A coral island located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, it was discovered by the Spanish and was a British colony until 1966. Today the commonwealth is divided into 11 parishes, all but two hugging the coastline. Not surprisingly, the island’s claim to fame is its beaches; there are 60, all open to the public. On the western shore, known as the Platinum Coast, you’ll find calm waters perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. In stark contrast, the east coast features a rugged coastline with crashing waves, a surfer’s paradise. Our home-away-from-home was the newly renovated Colony Club, an AAA Four-Diamond resort with a wellness focus situated within seven acres of lush tropical gardens. There are complimentary daily yoga, Pilates or Zumba classes, and the resort also provides in-room yoga mats, cooking demos and a complimentary breakfast daily. On arriving, we were treated to a “Cumila,” a refreshing mocktail made of cucumber, mint, agave, lemon and sparkling water. We were promised it would aid digestion. I can’t confirm that, but I can promise it’s good! The resort has its own organic vegetable garden, which guests can tour, and much of the food offered is garden-to-

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plate. There is also a “bait-to-plate” program in which a resort chef takes guests out on the water for a fishing excursion, then prepares the day’s fresh catch. The Laguna Restaurant on the property offers international fare plus local favorites. Seafood is big here: Mahi-mahi, kingfish, snapper and flying fish are prepared in every way imaginable. (Flying fish served with cou-cou, a mixture of cornmeal and okra topped with creole sauce, is the national dish.) For those who need time to unwind, there’s no better place than the resort’s beach. Sunscreen is provided lest you burn, and cold towels and cucumber slices are offered to keep you cool. Staffers like Annette, who works in guest activities, and Michelle, the food and beverage guru, check on you through the day and offer canapés of tomato, mozzarella and pesto or frozen grapes on a skewer. It would be easy to veg here for days on end, but the island beckons. Indeed, you’ll be enchanted by its undeniable charm once you’re beyond the cacophony of auto dealerships, dingy gas stations and low-slung commercial buildings that front the main highway. Live large by living like a Bajan—that is, a Barbados resident. Hop on a bus to go nearly anywhere for less than a dollar. Spend Friday night dining beachside in the fishing town of Oistins, where you’ll gorge on fresh-grilled fish, cold Banks beer and lobsters as big as your arm. The atmosphere is like a huge block party with eating, drinking, singing and dancing. Be sure to wander down to the bandstand where you’ll find old-timers, couples and kids jiving to good ol’ calypso tunes. Feel the need to shop? Bridgetown, Barbados’ capital city, offers everything from tiny boutiques to luxe jewelry stores. There are also local vendors selling fruit, veggies, meats and local spices, plus crafts. Pelican Village on the outskirts of town is a great spot for batik, rum cakes and pottery. If you’re more of an off-the-beaten-path traveler, consider a Jeep safari tour, which will take you to spots accessible only in 4x4 vehicles. You’ll zoom along gullies, traverse forests, climb hills and look out over cliffs at some stunning scenery. Entertaining guides will regale you with local lore and island history and make frequent stops for photo opps alongside sugar plantations, remote beaches and lookout points. Our Island Safari guide even stopped at a local food stand to purchase pudding and souse, a dish of pickled pork with spiced sweet potato, so we could all sample it. Of course, for a truly authentic experience you’ll have to wash it down with a rum punch. Speaking of rum, tour at least one of the island’s three rum distilleries, then stick around for free samples and some terrific rum punch. Rum has been distilled on Barbados for 300 years. It’s the Caribbean’s lifeblood, and there’s no sign that will end any time soon. There are hundreds of rum shops, where Bajans gather to play dominoes and catch up on gossip. Ready to party? The Golden Anchor in Holetown is a great spot. Here you’ll find locals and tourists alike listening to everything from reggae to jazz. You’ll be blown away by the local musical talent on the island. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover the next Rihanna. In any case, you’ll be glad you discovered the joys of beautiful Barbados.

This page, from top: A spacious Colony Club guest room features a charming four-poster bed. Located where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, Barbados is renowned for its 60 beaches—and the hotel provides sunscreen. There are also complimentary yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes for those wishing to interrupt their sheer relaxation. A visit to the nearby coastal town of Oistins for freshly grilled fish is a great way to end the day. Opposite: a beach view and a glimpse of the island’s lush and varied vegetation.

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