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Contents OCT/NOV 2017

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W E LC O M E L E T T E R E D I TO R’S N OT E W H E R E TO E AT BE THERE

FEATURES 40

FASTER MAMMOGRAM RESULTS

By providing information sooner, Saint Barnabas Medical Center takes some of the stress out of breast cancer screening.

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SKIN SCAN

A new surveillance system helps doctors spot melanoma early.

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WHICH CYSTS ARE DANGEROUS?

That’s what doctors must decide in a new program aimed at fighting pancreatic cancer.

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FIGHTING MS-CONCEPTIONS The director an MS center says debunking myths is part of the battle against this tough— but treatable—disease.

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THE COOPERMAN FAMILY PAVILION

With 114 new private, single-patient rooms and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit five times the size of its predecessor, this sparkling new facility is a state-of-the-art healing environment.

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A CHAT WITH MIKE LOVE

In an exclusive interview, the legendary Beach Boy talks about the group’s trademark harmonies, competing with the Beatles and the day he met Charles Manson.

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CREATIVE BY NATURE

For Montclair’s Carrie Emma Pradieu, making beautiful works of art starts with seeing the beauty that’s already out there.

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RECL AIMED WOOD

Renovating a famous architect’s 137-year-old Short Hills mansion tested a designer’s talent, ingenuity and patience.

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

A wok and a few fresh ingredients are all you need to make quick, healthy, super-tasty meals.

LOCAL BUZZ

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STYLE WATCH

It’s sweater weather—and it’s never been easier to look stylish and stay warm.

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JEWELRY BOX

Tell everyone about yourself with these monogrammed pieces. Style, after all, should be personal!

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TASTES

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POWER FOOD

Move over, sauerkraut! Kimchi packs a nutritious—and tasty— punch.

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GATHERINGS Photos from recent events in and around the counties.

TALK OF THE TOWN The borough of Chester may be tiny, but it’s big on charm.

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HEALTH NEWS

Recent reports and statistics, including the benefits of tomato sauce, what may be causing your headache and how to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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IN THE MOOD FOR... A quick getaway? A night on the town? Or just looking great? These fall looks have everything covered.

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WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE CHANCE TO SERVE AS FALL BRINGS BRISK TEMPERATURES AND A BURST OF color in the trees, we know that Thanksgiving is on the way. This year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is very thankful. We appreciate the generosity of donors that made possible the recent opening of our new Cooperman Family Pavilion at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. This new facility features 114 new private, single-family rooms, a same-day surgery suite and a 56-bassinet Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, expanded to 35,000 square feet from 7,000 square feet. Using leading-edge design, this new facility features a comfortable, family-centered healing environment and dramatically enhances our capabilities. On pages 46–49 you’ll see pictures showing the new pavilion and the September ceremonies that marked its opening. In November, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) will present Saint Barnabas Medical Center with the Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition on a state level. This award follows the rigorous criteria for business excellence established by the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. We are proud to report that this year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center was the only New Jersey healthcare recipient of this prestigious regional award. The award reflects a focus on providing an exemplar patient experience and the dedication of our entire team to deliver on our mission to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service to our patients and their families. We are grateful for the physicians, employees, volunteers, donors and board members whose efforts helped us achieve this distinction—and help us excel every day. As families gather for Thanksgiving and the holidays, it is a time to cherish loved ones and neighbors. We appreciate the privilege of serving you, our community. Thank you for your continued support. Have a healthy and happy holiday season! Regards,

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You only eat organic. You still need a mammogram. It’s curious how healthy habits can become go-to excuses. But don’t excuse yourself from getting a mammogram. At RWJBarnabas Health, we offer the latest in comprehensive breast health services including mammograms, 3D mammograms, genetic testing, breast surgery and more — like peace of mind. And with breast health centers conveniently located throughout New Jersey, finding us is simple, too. Making excuses is easy. Making an appointment is easier. Schedule your visit to the Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at rwjbh.org/mammo or call 973.322.7888.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

THE DELIGHTS OF FALL

MAYBE IT’S THE WAY THE trees become a riot of color. Or the knowledge that Halloween will soon give us an excuse to be silly and dress up in wild costumes. Or simply the fact that, while surely cold weather is on its way, there are still wonderfully comfortable days outdoors that rival anything in May. Whatever the cause, I’ve always responded joyfully to autumn—and I gather I’m not alone. The pages of this Morris/ Essex Health & Life reflect that joy. On page 60, we celebrate the best looks of the season, which focus on texture and fabric, and it turns out the choices are as varied as your many moods. Meanwhile, what makes you feel your best? Is it a great piece of jewelry? Or perhaps it’s a new sweater? See page 20 for the best monogrammed pieces and page 18 for stylish (and warm) sweaters. But there’s much more to offer in this edition. Curious to see how a designer renovated a famous architect’s Short Hills mansion? Flip to page 54 to see the 137-year-old abode in all its newfound glory. For a hearty meal both tasty and superhealthy, check out page 66 and try one of the recipes—all you’ll need is a wok and a few fresh ingredients. And speaking about things to eat, don’t miss Local Buzz on page 16, which includes a guide to apple varieties plus info on a new gastropub in Montclair and a restaurant/arcade/bar in Newark. From great clothing to amazing eats, there’s plenty to enjoy this fall. Here’s hoping this is your best autumn yet. Enjoy!

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THINK PINK… AND THEN SOME Wearing a pink ribbon is one way to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and support those battling the disease), but there are plenty more ways to help others…and yourself: • DO A WALK: Attend Making Strides in either Parsippany or Newark—both take place on Sunday, 10/15 and are organized by the American Cancer Society. More information about each event can be found on acs.org. • START EXERCISING: Experts believe that physical activity regulates estrogen and insulin, keeping these hormones that can fuel breast cancer growth in check. • GET A SCREENING: At Morris Medical’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program offers free screenings to qualifying Morris County residents.

AN APPLE A DAY

More than 30 varieties of apples grow in New Jersey, so which is best to banish the doc and placate the teacher? Here’s a cheat sheet (all of the tasty apples listed below are available for picking through October): Cortland: There’s a lot you can do with this apple, which freezes well: Snack on it straight away or store it in the freezer for Thanksgiving pie-making. Golden Delicious: This fruit’s mild, sweet taste will help you create the tastiest pies ever. Golden Delicious are firm to the touch and soften after being baked. Honeycrisp: They’re perfect for tarts and turnovers, as the Honeycrisp’s sweet flesh packs a slightly tart punch. Jonathan: This mid-season apple has a longer storage life than other varieties. Save it to pack in school lunches or cut it up for your next fruit salad. (Decisions, decisions!) Winesap: With its aromatic, winelike flavors, the Winesap is perfect for applesauce, and its juiciness promises the best cider you’ve ever had.

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In need of last-minute care for your pooch? Barkly Pets, a phone app based out of Newark, connects dog walkers with owners in need of help. The project was founded in DC in 2015 and recently expanded to New Jersey. NJ residents can get connected with an available certified walker in less than 60 minutes, then pay $18 for a half hour walk; 80% of the profits go to the walker. Who comprises the app’s dog-walking staff? Similar to Uber, Barkly utilizes locals looking to make extra cash; only those over 18 years of age who pass a background check and have consistent access to the app on their smart phone are considered.

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Safewise, a company providing security systems and surveys on the country’s securest regions, recently released a list of the fifty safest places to live in New Jersey. After reviewing the latest FBI Crime Report statistics and number of reported violent and property crimes, 13 Morris and Essex County towns made the cut. They’re in order of their ranking on the list.

CULINARY CORNER PLACE TO BE The Crosby, an American gastropub, is a welcome addition to the impressive Montclair food and bar scene and puts a unique twist on traditional cocktails. The Manmosa mixes wheat beer, OJ, 7-UP and orange-infused Prairie Organic Vodka, while the Prickly Pear Twisted John Daly adds prickly pear puree to the classic vodka and lemonade-based drink. The pub also offers cocktails of its own inventions like the Pork Chops & Apple Sauce with house-made bacon bourbon, Vermont maple syrup, apple cider and apple schnapps. If you’re in the mood for a real meal and not just a drink named after one, you’re in luck. The restaurant offers a number of appetizers and “pub grub” like fish & chips, British pork pie and its Ploughman’s Platter featuring smoked ham, pork pie, olives, apples, Cheddar cheese and house pickles. “You gotta try the pineapple-habanero wings!” says Mike Tepper, 27, of Montclair. “For a drink, I usually go for a Pieroni, which they have on tap, and they make a great Negroni.” THE CROSBY, 193 GLENRIDGE AVE., MONTCLAIR, 973.509.2337, THECROSBYMONTCLAIR.COM

MORE, PLEASE Montclair’s Vanillamore, owned by 29-year-old chef Risa Magid Boyer, is serving up a menu of sophisticated and unique desserts. Among

the offerings: “charcuterie” boards with dark or milk chocolate “salamis,” compotes and mousses, flavor-themed “dessert flights,” and tapas of s’mores, milk and cookies and dessert kebabs. The spot will eventually offer a seasonal savory menu too, featuring cured meats, artisanal cheese and share plates, with an array of toasts, salads and grain bowls. Weekend brunch is set to include house-made quiches and freshly made pastry baskets. VANILLAMORE, 349 BLOOMFIELD AVE., MONTCLAIR, 973.707.5373, VANILLAMORE.COM

ALL FUN & GAMES Looking for a hip place with food, drinks and fun? Barcade in Newark might just have everything you need. The new hotspot is a restaurant, bar and arcade all in one—hence the name—and is similar to Dave and Buster’s. Barcade updates its “What’s on Tap” list daily to reflect what beers are available; beers are $2 cheaper during Happy Hour, which runs from 3-7 p.m. every weekday. If you come with a group of friends, try The Big Deal, which feeds up to four people and includes Philly cheese steak egg rolls, wings, zucchini fries and “Tetris tots.”

1. Chatham 2. Washington Township 13. Kinnelon 19. Madison

JUST MAKES SENSE

Homesense, a new home décor store from the HomeGoods family, officially opened at the East Hanover Plaza on Rte. 10 last month. Similar to its sister store, Homesense offers a range of home furnishings with famous brands from around the world. You’ll find party essentials, bedding, framed artwork and photography just like you would in a HomeGoods, but Homesense has more furniture in stock and a “General Store” supplying the actual tools you need for a home remodel. In an official statement, HomeGoods and Homesense’s president John Ricciutti said, “Just as our customers enjoy shopping both TJ Maxx and Marshalls, we are confident that loyal customers and new shoppers alike will be excited about shopping at both Homesense and HomeGoods.”

BARCADE, 494 BROAD ST., NEWARK (ARCADE, BAR, AND RESTAURANT)

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TALK OF THE TOWN

HOUSING COSTS

The median home value in Chester is currently $613,500—down 1.4 percent from last year with a predicted .8 percent rise within the next year, according to Zillow.

WELCOME TO

Chester

LOCALS LOVE

n Sampling special olive

oils and balsamic vinegars before buying a favorite at Olive and the Stone n Perusing through the racks at the Streets of Chester, a strip mall with stores such as Ann Taylor, GAP and J. Crew n Savoring fresh-roasted coffee and warm baked goods at El Monte Coffee Roasters

THE BOROUGH MAY BE TINY—IT COVERS JUST OVER A MILE AND A HALF—BUT IT’S BIG ON CHARM. YOU GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS IN THE Borough of Chester—contemporary living along with historic old-town charm. Home to about 1,600 residents, Chester is a small town of 1.595 square miles with much to discover. Following the Lenape Indian trails though the lush forests of New Jersey, the earliest settlers stumbled across the territory and named it “Black River.” The settlement was later renamed “Chester” in homage to their ancestral home of Chestershire in England. Chester Township, which completely surrounds the borough, identified itself as a separate political entity in 1799, and the New Jersey Legislature formally incorporated the Borough of Chester in 1930. Sharing its schools with neighboring communities in Chester Township, the Chester public school district consists of Dickerson Elementary School for grades pre-K to 2, Bragg Intermediate School for grades 3 to 5 and Black

River Middle School for grades 5 to 8. Students complete grades 9 to 12 at West Morris Mendham High School, which also serves the students of Chester Township, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township. Shopping in downtown Chester is centered along Main Street, which is lined with speciality shops that sell rare antiques, delectable desserts, chic clothing and much more. Tucked away in the back of a large parking lot, the Black River Candy Shoppe is a local favorite with more than 900 different sweet treats from which to choose. A few doors down, the award-winning Whistling Elk features sophisticated home décor with a touch of old-world elegance. Family-friendly activities abound in Chester: Stony Hills Farms’ Corn Maze and Fun Park are guaranteed to please (the maze alone is 10 acres!), and you can pick pumpkins and more on the property. Nearby, Black River County Park and Willowwood Arboretum are picturesque destinations to view the area’s colorful fall foliage.

n The Borough of Chester was named one of the top 10 most beautiful towns in New Jersey by culturetrip. com. n Telephone Pole Farm, located on North Road in Chester Township, is a former AT&T Bell Laboratories testing site where tree trunks shaped into poles were once observed to see the effects of woodpeckers, gophers, weather—and time. It also doubled as a training ground for technicians. n Lois Barker, the utility player for the Grand Rapid Chicks of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1950 season, grew up in the borough.

DINING

There are endless dining options in Chester. Locals recommend wining and dining at some of the borough’s historic pubs such as Redwood’s Grill & Bar, or the Public House Tavern & Inn. Experiment with bold flavors at the Aztec Authentic Mexican Restaurant, or spice it up at Thai Kitchen. Be sure to save room for dessert, because there’s no turning down a scoop of Cookie Monster ice cream from Taylor’s Ice Cream Parlor, or creamy chocolate truffles from J. Emmanuel Chocolatier. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Approximately $97,250, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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The number of new neural connections that are formed every second in the first few years of a baby’s life. These connections are made when we speak, smile, hug and sing to babies. —Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

BELLY BULGE BEGONE

Waistline expanding? Add some color. Diets high in bright fruits and veggies (think berries and peppers) are loaded with antioxidants—and could help with your mid-section. —BMJ

THE EARLYBIRD DIET

Early risers eat fewer calories, less sugar and more protein than night owls. Scientists speculate that people have an easier time making healthy decisions in the morning, when the brain is fresher and willpower stonger. —Obesity

BRING ON THE SAUCE

—American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

HEADACHE CAUSE?

—State University of New York at Buffalo

If you suffer from frequent headaches, experts suggest getting tested for an underactive thyroid. While they’re unsure of the connection between the organ and the malady, researchers have found that you have a 41 percent increased risk of hypothyroidism if you suffer from headaches such as migraines.

—University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

SAVE FACE

Folks who regularly eat fish have a 20 percent reduced risk of depression compared with those who ate little to none. The reason? Researchers theorize that the omega-3 fats may affect levels of neurotransmitters involved in depression.

28%

The drop in cardiovascular disease risk when people ate 10 daily servings of produce rather than little to none.

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Even if you’re the odd man (or woman) out in the group, it’s better to stick to your true self than to try to fit in. Why? Your body responds as if being challenged, making you feel invigorated, which enhances your mental wellbeing.

Men who ate more than two servings of tomato sauce weekly had a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than guys who ate less than a monthly serving. It’s believed that certain substances in cooked tomatoes protect DNA strands from breaking.

FISHING FOR DEPRESSION RX

—Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

BE YOU!

Sure you wear your sunscreen, but that alone won’t block harmful particles. Air pollution, caused by the nitrogen dioxide emitted from fuelburning vehicles, is doing a number on your skin by promoting wrinkles and age spots. To combat the damage, use creams and lotions with vitamins C and E, which boost skin’s defense.  —Journal of Investigative Dermatology

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A PIONEER IN COSMETIC DENTISTRY

EDWARD A. ROMANO, D.D.S. AESTHETIC SMILES OF NEW JERSEY

310 Madison Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 973.285.5480 | ASNJ.com OVER 30 YEARS AGO, before cosmetic dentistry was amongst the traditional services offered at most general dental practices, Dr. Edward A. Romano earned the distinction of becoming one of the first dentists in New Jersey to work, train and teach cosmetic dentistry. Today there are no better aesthetic results to be found. Together, Dr. Romano and his associate, Dr. Robert Bizzarro “believe in the level of care they bring to this practice and in helping patients understand all phases of their dentistry.� Dr. Romano may seem like a familiar face having been featured on high visibility media programs including Dateline NBC and CNN. Dr. Romano teaches as an attending dentist at the Morristown Medical Center Dental Residency Program and has taught cosmetic dentistry to dentists around the country and internationally.

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COSMETIC AND MEDICAL TATTOOING

(MICROPIGMENTATION) MARIE BARBUTO BSN, RN, C-ANS, CPCP AESTHETIC SKIN CARE 310 Madison Ave., Ste. 210 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.993.5100 | skincareofnj.com RETHINK INK: TATTOOING CAN BE A SOLUTION.

Marie Barbuto, the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist in NJ, has been practicing non-surgical facial aesthetics for over 15 years. Her expertise includes anti-aging procedures and promoting skin health, as well as, cosmetic/medical tattooing for men, women and teens. Marie uses tattooing methods to create solutions for alopecia (hair loss on brows and scalp), solutions for birth defects, injury, and for improving surgical scars. She specializes in and teaches the 3-Dimensional Nipple/ Areola Tattoo following Breast Cancer Reconstruction and Mastectomy. Knowing that decisions regarding one’s looks are personal, Marie’s approach is comforting by taking her patients apprehensions and fears to an increased sense of well being and confidence.

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BEAUTY THROUGH SCIENCE MOKHTAR ASAADI, M.D., F.A.C.S. ASAADI PLASTIC SURGERY

101 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973.731.7000 620 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065 | 212.938.0158 asaadiplasticsurgery.com DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED, Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi performs reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body. But his special interest and expertise involves the lower blepharoplasty (eyelids) and correction of the festoons or malar bags, an area that is extremely difficult to correct—so much so that many plastic surgeons choose to stay away. With his astute understanding of the etiology of the young and old, Dr. Asaadi approaches each individual case using both surgical and nonsurgical interventions. “Providing the best care means seeking out the newest and best techniques,” notes Dr. Asaadi. One of the common complications of breast augmentation is known as capsular contracture developing when internal scar tissue forms a tight capsule around the implant. While many physicians believe this goes along with the procedure, Dr. Asaadi has performed this surgery with 100% success and no capsular contracture.

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SENIOR LIVING

BRENDA J. BACON, President & CEO | BRANDYWINE LIVING 369 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 | 973.251.0600 | brandycare.com THERE COMES A TIME WHEN AGING LOVED ONES may benefit from supported living. With passion and quality care, Brandywine Living makes it possible for residents to maintain an elegant, gracious lifestyle while preserving their independence. Meeting a resident’s every need—culinary, housekeeping and chauffeur services—the burdens of home ownership, trips to the grocery store or doctor and preparing daily meals are alleviated. Loneliness and often silence are traded for friendship and compassion, with the security of a licensed nurse and care managers down that hall 24/7. Above all, we realize that people at any age need joy in their lives. Our Escapades…for Life program is just that—a chance to have fun and adventure. A trip to the beach, karaoke, card games or art, you’ll learn and laugh. Brandywine brings happiness and peace of mind to those we cherish most.

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COMPASSIONATE FOOT AND ANKLE CARE DANIEL HENNESSY, DPM DENVILLE FOOT & ANKLE

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3155 State Route 10 E., Suite 215 Denville, NJ 07834 | 973.895.3288 denvillefootandankle.com TRAINED AT MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER, Dr. Daniel Hennessy is proud to be

back practicing in Morris County. In July, Dr. Hennessy took over Denville Foot & Ankle, previously owned by Morristown Medical Center’s Director of Residency. Dr. Hennessy treats patients of every age—infants to geriatrics—focusing on foot and ankle reconstruction as well as skin conditions, sports and high-intensity related injuries. He teaches podiatric surgical residents at Morristown Medical Center and is also certified in minimally invasive arthroscopy. Dr. Hennessy’s interest in podiatry began in early childhood when his mother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Hennessy knew he could play an important role in helping patients manage diabetes and avoid footrelated complications.

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A PERSONALIZED APPROACH TO EDUCATION

FUSION ACADEMY MONTCLAIR

427 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 973.744.3539 | fusionacademy.com FUSION ACADEMY WAS FOUNDED IN 1989 in Solana Beach, CA, out of a frustration with the status quo in education. Michelle Rose Gilman, Fusion’s founder, strongly believed in the power of positive relationships to unlock academic potential and she pioneered a one-to-one school: one student and one teacher per classroom. Teachers personalize curriculum to each student’s strengths, interests, and learning style, at either an accelerated or slower pace so they learn the material. By focusing on academics and the social and emotional well being of students, they flourish. Fusion Academy’s over 40 locations across the country include the Morristown campus, headed by Heather McKinney and its newest campus in Montclair with David Ciauro as interim head. Experience Fusion online to see upcoming events and connect with them for a Morristown or Montclair campus tour.

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FAMILY LAW

LAUFER, DALENA, CADICINA, JENSEN & BOYD, LLC 23 Cattano Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 | 973.285.1444 | lauferfamilylaw.com THE LAW FIRM OF LAUFER, DALENA, CADICINA, JENSEN & BOYD has had a long and strong presence in Morris County. Committed to family law and related matters, the firm’s lawyers handle divorce, custody, relocation, domestic violence and domestic partnership disputes. Family related legal issues are complex and emotional. Our attorneys have a reputation for handling matters aggressively and successfully. As court-approved economic mediators, we perform private mediation for clients who want to resolve their issues through alternative dispute methods.. Our accomplished and dedicated lawyers are involved with the Morris County Bar Association. William Laufer has served as a past President, Joseph Cadicina is currently Treasurer and Christine Dalena, James Jensen, Kimberly Boyd, Michelle Benedek and Terryann Bradley are active members. The office is located directly across from the Morris County Courthouse.

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SPINE AND JOINT REHABILITATION MECCA INTEGRATED MEDICAL CENTER

333 U.S. 46 West, Building A Suite 135 | Fairfield, NJ 07004 | 973.943.4300 | meccamedical.com PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM musculoskeletal injuries including back, neck, and extremity pain who have gone through conventional treatment with limited success often turn to Mecca Integrated Medical Center for relief. Mecca’s comprehensive, non-surgical and multi-disciplinary approach to pain relief offers customized cutting-edge therapy options to bring you back to optimum health without surgery, invasive treatments, or medications. Each provider at Mecca is an expert with extensive training in their field, offering patients services including neurological evaluations, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, spinal decompression/IDD therapy, and primary care, as well as supplement and nutritional recommendations. Mecca’s health care providers combine clinical expertise with some of the most technologically advanced therapies available in order to provide specialized, state of the art treatment for low back and neck pain caused by herniated discs. Patients initially undergo a comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation by a team of physicians resulting in an individually tailored treatment program.

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BREAST IMAGING AND EARLY DETECTION

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MELISSA LEE, M.D. MONTCLAIR BREAST CENTER

37 North Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 973.509.1818 | montclairbreastcenter.com THE VISION OF MONTCLAIR BREAST CENTER is to stop breast cancer before it starts. The center is a multidisciplinary facility which includes a comprehensive team of specialists knowledgeable in all areas of breast wellness including genetics, risk reduction, breast imaging, and surgery. Dr. Melissa Lee, director of breast imaging and co-owner, joined in 2003 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she completed a Fellowship in breast imaging and was appointed clinical assistant radiologist. Montclair Breast Center emphasizes personalized, proactive breast care and provides 3D screening mammograms as well as diagnostic mammography, comprehensive breast physical exams, MRI, ultrasound, minimally invasive biopsy and surgery. Each mammography appointment includes a personal consultation with a breast doctor— very often with Dr. Lee, herself.

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BUILDING A LEGACY OF FUTURE LEADERS SISTER FRANCES SULLIVAN, OP | MOUNT ST. DOMINIC ACADEMY 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006 | 973.226.0660 | msdacademy.org STEEPED IN A RICH AND VIBRANT HISTORY built on the four pillars of Dominican life: study, prayer, mission and community—Mount St. Dominic

Academy, a college preparatory school for young women—is proudly celebrating 125 years of academic excellence. Constructed brick by brick by its founding four Dominican sisters, Mount St. Dominic Academy paves the way for a community of changemakers. Prepared with this building block foundation, students are empowered to find their unique talents advocating for truth and compassion in all they encounter. Like the bricks that were laid over a century ago, the Academy is the cornerstone to lifelong learning. Each student is encouraged to explore her journey to adulthood and prepared for lives of purpose through contribution to the larger community and the greater good of the world we share.

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ACUPUNCTURE

MORGAN READE, L.A.C., M.S. | NJ ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE

6 Green Village Rd., Madison, NJ 07940 | 616 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 3B, Caldwell, NJ 07006 201.400.2261 | njadvancedacupuncture.com IF YOU’RE HOPING TO GET PREGNANT, eliminate chronic pain or help your child stop bed-wetting, go see Morgan Reade. Since opening his practice over a decade ago, he’s responsible for bringing over 500 babies into the world through treating couples with infertility issues with acupuncture. His work doesn’t stop there. Morgan also uses acupuncture to treat autoimmune issues, sports injuries and he helps children find relief for allergies, sensory disorders and gastrointestinal problems without the use of medications or surgery. As a board certified acupuncturist through NCCAOM with a Masters in Oriental Medicine, Morgan works with OB-GYNs, neurologists, pain specialists and other doctors when patients prefer avoiding invasive treatments. “People no longer wonder what acupuncture is,” he says. “Now, they ask friends for their acupuncturist’s name.” NJ Advanced Acupuncture accepts most insurances, a sure sign that acupuncture gets results.

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DIVORCE LAW

SANDRA C. FAVA, ESQ. RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI LLP

Headquarters Plaza, One Speedwell Ave. Morristown, NJ 07962 973.451.8453 | riker.com HAVING AN AGGRESSIVE ADVOCATE when faced with divorce can be a game changer. According to Sandra Fava, head of the Family Law Group, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti stands out amongst its peers with its reputation for creative problem-solving combined with mastery of continually changing divorce law. While the firm’s divorce attorneys are adept at handling issues involving distribution of assets, alimony and child custody and support, they also fully understand the personal conflicts that arise in these and other divorce matters. Situations can change and disputes do occur after initial divorce settlements, a reminder that only sound legal counsel will do. Sandra and her team carefully balance legal excellence with compassion during times of emotional struggle.

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ART IN AESTHETIC SURGERY SCOTT A. SPIRO, M.D., FACS SPIRO PLASTIC SURGERY, LLC

101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 510, West Orange, NJ 07052 888.377.9660 | drspiro.com DR. SPIRO WAS A NOTED ARTIST before he began a career as a physician specializing is cosmetic surgery. His original works are showcased throughout the office. His career in surgery was a natural extension of his talents and passion for artistry. Dr. Spiro is presently collaborating with a TV network to produce a series on “mommymakeovers” and he draws patients from across the globe. A board-certified plastic surgeon for over 20 years, Dr. Spiro specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring, face lifting and rhinoplasty and breast cancer reconstruction. “To me, every patient and every case is an opportunity to do something magical,” says Dr. Spiro. His critical, artistic eye, keen listening skills and vision for the outcome, have been his guiding principles.

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SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO PAIN RELIEF

TOTAL HEALTH/PEAK MEDICAL—PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION CENTERS 171 Ridgedale Ave., Suite A, Florham Park, NJ 07932 | 973.377.6327 • 492 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 | 908.665.0770 nopainmed.com TOTAL HEALTH AND PEAK MEDICAL are centered on a comprehensive team approach to physical medicine and rehabilitation using nonsurgical treatments for pain. An exceptional group of nine physicians and a long list of physical therapists, nutritionists, massage therapists and acupuncturists work together to create personalized treatment solutions for pain relief and management and a path to comfort and wellness. Rooted in traditional healing methods, enhanced by a progressive approach to pain relief, patients receive the very best treatment for pain at its source to support the return to regular activities and to the things they love best. The practice also provides cosmetic services including Botox/Dysport, Cosmetic PRP and CoolSculpting, as well as surgical alternatives and homeopathic methods such as Neurolumen to reverse nerve damage, decompression therapy for regenerative disc problems and viscosupplementation injections for relief of knee arthritis.

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MAMMOGRAM RESULTS BY PROVIDING INFORMATION SOONER, SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER TAKES SOME OF THE STRESS OUT OF BREAST CANCER SCREENING. WHEN A WOMAN BEING SCREENED for breast cancer must wait a week or longer to learn the results of her screening mammogram, anxiety can build. And approximately 10 percent of patients learn that they must have additional imaging to provide more information. That can add to the stress. “Most often, follow-up imaging finds nothing of concern,” says Linda Sanders, M.D., medical director of The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “But we want our patients to know their screening results as soon as possible. That Linda Sanders, M.D. helps them avoid

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some of the anxiety—and helps ensure that any additional imaging or tests are done promptly.” At a typical mammography center, the follow-up appointment can be a week or more after the screening. And if a biopsy is needed, a third date must be set for even further in the future. In total, the process can take several weeks. “So we’ve put several new services in place to fast-track this important information,” says Dr. Sanders. Today at the center, when a patient calls to schedule a screening mammogram, she has the option to have any additional imaging done on the same day as her screening mammogram. Besides alleviating some of her anxiety, this service saves her from having to make a return trip. “We’ve been doing this for years for women who we know have difficulty getting to appointments, but we’ve now

formalized it so that every patient has this option,” Dr. Sanders says. “Our patients really appreciate it.” This service can help a significant number of people since one in 10 women who have a screening mammogram need a follow-up exam, Dr. Sanders says. Same-day follow-up is especially helpful to those who live far away, have difficulty traveling due to a health condition or disability, or depend on others for transportation. It also makes planning more convenient for women—those with cystic disease, for example—who know that they often need follow-up tests after a screening mammogram. If the patient requires a biopsy, the goal of Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s staff is to schedule that as quickly as possible too. If the imaging shows a possible cancer, for example, staff schedules the biopsy within a day or two, and sometimes on the same day.

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The same-day follow-up option If a radiologist believes you should have additional testing after your screening mammogram, that testing can occur on the same day—if you choose this option in advance and are prepared to wait. The specialists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center designed this program especially for women who are elderly, disabled, live far away, have transportation issues or have extreme anxiety. To sign up, take these two steps: When calling The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center for your screening mammogram, tell them you want this same-day follow-up option. Before your appointment, contact your doctor to get a prescription for “extra mammogram and ultrasound views if needed.” Note that if you need extra imaging, this will extend your appointment time by several hours. “That is why this service is not for everyone,” Dr. Sanders says. “But for many, it’s an important way to reduce anxiety and to quickly get any additional tests or treatments.” On any specific day, a limited number of same-day follow-up appointments are available. This allows the center to provide this service and still see as many people as possible for screening mammograms each day. Another new program at the medical center involves emailing results directly to the patient—as an alternative to postal mail—if she prefers. “And because we read all of our screening mammograms by the end of the business day, patients often have their results within hours,” Dr. Sanders says. “This very quick turnaround time is one more way we have improved care.” For weekend and after-hours appointments, she adds, patients receive results by the end of the next business day. The Breast Center staff work closely with The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In the event of an abnormal finding, the patient navigators at each facility work together to seamlessly

coordinate care. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is one of the largest breast cancer programs in the state, with breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons, as well as focused pathologists to provide exemplary care to our patients and their families. The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center is one of the few in New Jersey that are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and that have received the American College of Radiology’s designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. These recognitions involve adherence to rigorous standards set by experts in the field.

IS IT TIME FOR YOUR MAMMOGRAM? If you’re over age 40 and haven’t had a mammogram, it’s time to start. “Have a yearly mammogram without fail,” says Linda Sanders, M.D., medical director of The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. You may need to start getting mammograms earlier or more often, depending on your personal and family medical history. Your doctor can help you decide.

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SKIN SCAN A NEW SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM HELPS DOCTORS SPOT MELANOMA EARLY SO THAT POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING TREATMENT CAN BEGIN. EACH YEAR MORE THAN 200 NEW Jerseyans die of melanoma, the most lethal skin cancer—and this cancer, unlike most others, is on the rise. Early detection is key. Fortunately, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is working with MoleSafe, a national company based in Millburn, to apply an advanced methodology to catch melanoma at the earliest possible stage, while avoiding unnecessary biopsies and excisions. “Since 2013, specialists at our Melanoma Center have been using a broad strategy to treat and prevent all types of skin cancer,” says Franz Smith, M.D., a cancer surgeon at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Our newest service expands our scope, using an advanced tool so that we can better focus on early detection as well.” That advanced tool is MoleSafe’s Skin Surveillance Program, a comprehensive skin documentation system that uses highresolution imaging “to expose,” as the company says, “layers of skin lesions not typically viewed during a regular exam.” The program combines photographs of 96 percent of a patient’s skin and “electronic dermoscopy” to magnify the skin for visual inspection. For any unusual-looking area of skin, called a lesion, a specialist at the Melanoma Center will take further steps to either treat the patient or simply monitor him or her using MoleSafe during future

examinations. For some patients, monitoring can last months or even years. Because the program includes storing highquality images in the patient’s medical record, Franz Smith, M.D. physicians can closely compare lesions over time with ease. “This allows us to be very proactive for those who have high risk for skin cancer and who have lesions that we want to watch,” Dr. Smith says. “Also important, it allows patients to avoid biopsies they don’t need.”

WHO’S AT RISK Dr. Smith says MoleSafe is especially important for those with multiple moles and those who have a personal or family risk of skin cancer. Significant sunburn or sun exposure, or use of tanning beds, also puts people at higher risk, he says. “If you’re in one of these high-risk groups, we recommend you see your doctor or dermatologist for a full-body exam,” he says. To make an appointment for MoleSafe, based at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at 200 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, call 1.877.MOLESAFE.

KNOW THESE SKIN CANCER WARNING SIGNS

Experience shows it’s not your primary care doctor or dermatologist who’s most likely to be in a position to spot a mole or other skin irregularity that might be malignant—it’s you. So be alert to these “ABCDE” signs:

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Asymmetry. The shape of one half of a mole does not match the other.

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Border, or edges, of a mole are ragged, notched or blurred.

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Color is uneven and varied.

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If you have any of these signs, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have skin cancer. But see your doctor and get checked out.

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WHICH CYSTS ARE DANGEROUS? THAT’S WHAT DOCTORS MUST DECIDE IN A NEW PROGRAM AIMED AT FIGHTING PANCREATIC CANCER.

Russell Langan, M.D.

THE PANCREAS

RUSSELL LANGAN, M.D., IS NEW TO THE MEDICAL STAFF of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, but its clinical excellence isn’t new to him. “My own family has been treated here,” he reports. Dr. Langan, a cancer surgeon who specializes in diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts, leads a Pancreatic Cyst Screening Program at the medical center, in cooperation with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, that represents an important new service. His team determines whether patients with pancreatic cysts need aggressive treatment—or any treatment at all. Because of a recent explosion in the use of CT (computed tomography) scans and other imaging technology, more and more people are finding out they have a pancreatic cyst, the doctor explains. And such a cyst can sometimes be—or become— cancer. “We monitor patients with pancreatic cysts to identify which ones warrant immediate surgery and which ones may need no treatment at all,” he says. “To make that determination takes an experienced team of specialists.” Most pancreatic cysts are found by happenstance, due to a CT scan or other imaging test for an unrelated health condition. “The great majority of our patients are diagnosed with a pancreatic cyst this way—before they have any symptoms,” Dr. Langan says. To determine which cysts need further treatment, his team closely reviews scans and follows patients, in some cases performing further CT scans, other imaging studies or biopsies. Nationally, according to the American Gastroenterological Association, 15 of every 100 people who have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging study) of the abdomen are discovered to have a pancreatic cyst they did not know about. Finding these cysts before disease symptoms appear is good news, because certain pancreatic cysts are cancerous or could soon become so. However, the majority of these cysts pose a very low risk to the patient. The first step for pancreatic specialists is to determine whether a cyst is benign (harmless), pre-malignant (at risk to become cancer) or malignant (cancer). Depending on those findings and the patient’s health history, any treatment could range from regular screenings to chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. The focused team for diagnosis and treatment at Saint Barnabas includes a surgeon, a radiologist, gastroenterologists and other clinical staff with expertise in this condition. “The key is to get the right diagnosis,” Dr. Langan says, “and we’ve created a team with the expertise to do that, then choose the right level of care.” He is excited to launch this program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “This is a phenomenal institution,” he says, “and programs like this demonstrate that everyone here is committed to providing the highest levels of care.”

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FIGHTING MS-CONCEPTIONS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF A MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTER SAYS DEBUNKING MYTHS IS PART OF THE BATTLE AGAINST THIS TOUGH—BUT TREATABLE—DISEASE.

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WHEN IT COMES TO THE CHRONIC DISEASE MULTIPLE sclerosis (MS), misunderstandings abound. “Most people— including some physicians—think it always gets worse and is always disabling, and that the focus of treatment is only to slow the disease down,” says Andrew Sylvester, M.D., a neurologist and MS specialist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “That’s not true. Research now bears out what many of us have believed for years: that the ultimate goal for treatment should be to stop MS from progressing. For most patients, especially with an early diagnosis, that goal is achievable.” That is Dr. Sylvester’s emphasis as he begins his new position as medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center. (See “A Seasoned Specialist,” below.) Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association supports a shift in treatment goals away from simply slowing the disease’s progression and toward making patients symptom-free. “We have a team of MS experts and therapists, plus more than 20 medicines that we can use alone and in combination,” he says. “We want our patients to expect that, with diligence, we can help find what works. And we can help manage symptoms in those whose MS has progressed. We can’t reverse MS, but we have many ways to help stabilize it.” Of all the neurological conditions that can disable young adults, multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread. However, researchers don’t yet fully understand its causes, and it’s difficult to predict whether, how or how fast a patient’s condition will worsen over time. Furthermore, treatment can be a challenge because of the broad range of symptoms. In MS, changes in the nervous system disrupt communication between the brain and the rest of the body. In some people it can cause a wide range of disabling symptoms, from difficulty walking to vision problems and pain. And it can also produce other physical and cognitive challenges as well as related

emotional difficulties. Some patients have none of these medical issues, Dr. Sylvester says. But those who do need the expertise of multiple specialists. “Each of these symptoms is treatable,” Dr. Sylvester says. “Patients deserve to find what works.” Unfortunately, for most people with MS around the country, care is not coordinated closely among specialists. But there are MS centers, like the one at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, where patients get advanced testing, see a variety of specialists and have therapy all in one place—and all in one day. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this “one-stop shopping” approach offers great advantages. “With this centralized model of care, everyone on a patient’s treatment team is on the same page,” Dr. Sylvester says. Besides providing advanced treatments, staff at the Center focus on getting to know patients so they can help them find ways to accomplish their personal goals for study, work and recreation. So instead of the 30- to 45-minute “new patient” appointment that is common elsewhere, Dr. Sylvester spends 90 minutes or more with each patient. And follow-up visits are 30 minutes or longer. The MS center takes many other steps to keep the patient at the center of its work. For example, staff invites patients to call between appointments with questions or concerns. So if they have symptoms that pop up suddenly—something that can happen with MS—they can get those issues resolved quickly, often the same day. “It only takes a little effort on our part to offer this kind of care,” Dr. Sylvester says. “And it makes a huge difference in our patients’ lives.” Multiple sclerosis remains a tough medical challenge. But today’s doctors, with an improved understanding of that challenge, are offering treatment that is more comprehensive and effective than ever.

A SEASONED SPECIALIST Multiple sclerosis is a many-faceted disease that is different in different people. Its complexity demands coordination between medical disciplines and the focused attention of physicians who have up-to-date expertise in the condition. One of those doctors is Andrew Sylvester, M.D. “The leadership at Saint Barnabas Medical Center has committed significant resources and staff to expand our MS services here,” says Dr. Sylvester, the newly named medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center. “They asked me to put programs in place that focus fully on the needs of each patient. I’m excited to join the team here.” Dr. Sylvester has spent almost 20 years identifying the most effective combination of diagnosis, education and treatment for people with MS and support for their loved ones. Most recently, he was an MS specialist at the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in Manhattan and an assistant clinical scientist at the Tisch

Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, also in New York. He has pursued specialized study in neurology and completed additional training in the subspecialty of MS and in neural (nerve) repair and rehabilitation. His work has included research and study at national and international levels, something he plans to Andrew Sylvester, continue at Saint Barnabas Medical M.D. Center. Advanced medical treatments are a key component of his and his colleagues’ work at the MS Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, but that’s not the only focus. “It’s not simply about whether we choose the right treatment or medicine,” he says. “It’s about helping our patients achieve their goals. With that in mind, we’re transforming our services for MS patients daily.”

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MARKING THE OPENING OF

WITH 114 NEW PRIVATE, SINGLE-PATIENT ROOMS AND A NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FIVE TIMES THE SIZE OF ITS PREDECESSOR, THIS SPARKLING NEW FACILITY IS A STATE-OF-THE-ART HEALING ENVIRONMENT. AT SEVERAL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER, SAINT BARNABAS Medical Center proudly celebrated its new Cooperman Family Pavilion. Reflecting the latest in architectural design for a healing facility, this five-story, 241-square-foot pavilion features a two-story glass atrium lobby that is the new point of entry for all patients and visitors to the medical center. This new facility represents Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s commitment to an ideal of the finest cutting-edge, family-centered care, today and for many years into the future. Introducing it to the community was an occasion worth celebrating. On these pages you’ll see images from the September events.

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COURTESY OF SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER.

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Top: Several successful and energizing events were held during September in celebration of the historic opening of the Cooperman Family Pavilion at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. At left, an exterior view of the new facility. Bottom left: Toby and Leon Cooperman. Bottom center, from left: Alan Hammer, Susan Hammer, Jill Canastra, Wayne Canastra and Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, as the Hammer and Canastra families are recognized for their leadership gift to name the Canastra and Hammer Rehabilitation Gym and Visitors Lounge on the fourth floor of the Cooperman Family Pavilion. Bottom right, from left: Huey-Chung Tien, M.D.; Kamtorn Vangvanichyakorn, M.D.; Mrs. Annette Sun and Shyan C. Sun, M.D., in front of the new recognition wall celebrating the many generous supporters of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, including Dr. and Mrs. Sun, in whose honor the Shyan C. Sun, M.D., Newborn Intensive Care Floor was named and Drs. Tien, Vangvanichyakorn and Sun, along with their fellow neonatologists, who named the Neonatal Associates Central Nurses Station on the third floor.

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IN GOOD HEALTH

Top: Leon Cooperman cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Cooperman Family Pavilion, September 7. The event recognized the leadership benefactors who generously supported this transformational project. Front row, from left: Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Bruce Schonbraun, chairman, Board of Trustees; philanthropists Jodi Cooperman, Leon Cooperman and Wayne Cooperman; Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer, RWJBarnabas Health, and Richard J. Kogan, chairman emeritus, Board of Trustees. Back: Stephen Crane, M.D., president, Saint Barnabas Medical Center medical staff; and Marc E. Berson, vice chairman, Board of Trustees, RWJBarnabas Health. Middle left: During the Open House, Leon and Toby Cooperman were presented with a key to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in sincere appreciation for their $25 million gift, which provided the catalyst for the construction of the vast expansion to the medical center, named the Cooperman Family Pavilion. Middle right: A spacious, new, private patient room in the Cooperman Family Pavilion. Bottom right: On September 8, current and former medical staff leadership participated in a breakfast and ribbon cutting in the new physician lounge. Stephen Crane, M.D., president, SBMC medical staff, presided over this well-attended event.

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Top left: Stephen P. Zieniewiz, FACHE, with Helen Beck, who generously named the Helen and Roy G. Beck Family Lobby on the second floor of the Cooperman Family Pavilion. Top right: Bruce and Lynn Schonbraun welcomed family and friends to the Cooperman Family Pavilion for the dedication of Schonbraun Family Registration, September 9.  Schonbraun family members, back row from left: Emily, Michael, Bruce, Alexa, Lynn, Erin, David. Front row: Oliver, Lily, and Sam. Middle: The new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is five times the size of its predecessor and features 56 bassinets. Bottom: The Board of Trustees held its September 14 meeting in the Eric F. and Lore Ross Lobby in the Cooperman Family Pavilion. This was Bruce Schonbraun’s first meeting as chairman. Andrea Melchiorre was also welcomed to the board. Back row, from left: Robert Marcus, Stuart Geffner, M.D., chairman, Department of Surgery; Kathleen Brand, Robert Schuman, M.D., attending physician; Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Stephen Crane, M.D., president, Saint Barnabas Medical Center medical staff; Bruce Schonbraun, chairman; Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and chief executive officer; Evan Ratner, Ryan Schinman and Andrea Melchiorre. Front row: Michael Rekoon, Elena Santoro, president, Community Advocates; Michael Marano, M.D., medical director, Center of Wound and Burn Healing; Alison Grann, M.D., chairperson, Department of Radiation Oncology; Jeffrey Kigner, Gregg Gottsegen.

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A CHAT WITH…

MIKE LOVE

AFTER 56 YEARS AS ONE OF THE BEACH BOYS, THE ROCK LEGEND IS STILL PICKIN’ UP GOOD VIBRATIONS. NOW, IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MORRIS/ESSEX HEALTH & LIFE, LOVE TALKS ABOUT THE GROUP’S TRADEMARK HARMONIES, COMPETING WITH THE BEATLES AND THE DAY HE MET CHARLES MANSON. BY LANCE DEBLER

The group was originally named the Pendletones, a name chosen by you. How did it change? We actually didn’t know what to call ourselves, but surfers were all wearing Pendleton shirts. Then our first song was recorded in the fall of 1961, and it was called “Surfin.” It came out on a little label called Candix, and the local record promotion man looked at it and said, “Well, it’s about surfing, how about the Beach Boys?” And we said, “Well, that’s better than what we’ve got!” Then our first single on Capitol Records was “Surfin’ Safari” in 1962, and then ’63 was “Surfin’ USA.” It was all about surfing, so “The Beach Boys” fit us like a glove. I have to ask…did you surf? Oh, sure. Back in high school, as we listened to music on the rock stations, they would announce that the surf was up, and we would “accidentally” leave class in the afternoon and head to the beach. Surfing was responsible for many a missed class [laughs].

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You once described writing music as “writing songs out of the air.” Was it really that easy? For me, lyrics have always been what I’m able to come up with easily. I’ve always loved literature, language—anything to do with the written word. And I really liked reading poetry—I even wrote some. I wrote a couple of love poems to a couple of girls I had crushes on in junior high school. Were you juggling them both at the same time? Well, they overlapped a little bit [laughs]. The Beatles’ producer, George Martin, once said that without the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s record “never would have happened … Pepper was an attempt to equal Pet Sounds.” Do you agree? Well, those albums are a lot different, and nobody’s more brilliant and creative than McCartney. But when we did Pet Sounds in 1966, Bruce Johnston, who’s been with the group since 1965, took the acetate, which was all the songs on a vinyl thing—it wasn’t a record yet—and played it for John [Lennon] and Paul in their suite in London. Keith Moon [drummer for The Who] introduced them. They played it a couple of times, and that got them motivated to do something “special,” in their vernacular, and that turned out to be Sgt. Pepper’s. Did you ever feel any competition with the Fab Four? Oh yeah! There’s lots of competition, a lot of rivalry. But it was always positive. It was like a mutual admiration society, as far as I was concerned.

Do you still enjoy singing all the Beach Boys’ songs? Many artists drop some of their older tunes because they’re tired of them. So many of our songs have such variety, and with the subject matter and arrangements, they don’t get boring to me. And they’re so well loved by the audience, why wouldn’t you want to do them? I’ve heard of artists who just want to do their new album or something. But what about the things that made you famous and the reason people are in the audience? We always do the hits. But we’ll do stuff that’s more esoteric too—we’ll do “The Warmth of the Sun,” which is a beautiful ballad I wrote with Brian in November of 1963 when we woke up to the news that Kennedy had been taken to the hospital. We recorded it about a month later, and it was jam-packed with emotion, that’s for sure. Is that on the set list now? Not for every venue, but if it’s a venue that has good acoustics, we’ll do it. If we’re in an arena or something, “Warmth of the Sun” probably wouldn’t go over as well as we’d like. So we save that for theaters and performing arts center. I’m thinking you’ll be doing it at the Mayo Center, where you’ll be performing on November 15. Yes, that’s a good-sounding place. We also do a Four Freshmen song, “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring”—it’s beautiful, just four-part harmony. No instrumentation whatsoever, just four voices. Hardly anyone does that anymore. Well, hardly anyone sings live anymore. Yeah, that’s the truth [laughs]. Touchy subject, huh? But we’re from the old school. We don’t

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Let’s talk about the Beach Boys’ beginnings. How did it all start? Before we ever pursued a career in music, we would get together and sing at my family home. We’d literally have recitals of all different kinds of music—it was all about singing together and harmonizing. That just stuck with us—that family hobby became a profession by virtue of what my cousin Brian [Wilson] and I did together. Also, Brian would sit down at the piano and break down the Four Freshman’s vocals, which were intense. That was Brian’s strong suit—he was incredible at sitting down at the piano and working out chord progressions and therefore the harmonies. I would sit with him, and I’d come up with the hooks and the lyrics.

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Mike Love, center, will perform with the Beach Boys at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on November 15.

knock anybody for doing what they do and how they do it, but it’s our pleasure to be able to go out and recreate those songs live—no funny business.

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Let me ask a question for the female readers: How did your association with John Stamos begin? He was in the “Kokomo” video, wasn’t he? He was—that was 1988. It was just three years after he joined us on stage in Washington DC when he was Blackie on General Hospital. It’s funny—he used to ride his bicycle by my parents’ house in Cypress, California and look in the windows and see the gold records. So he was a fan, trying to get a glimpse? Yes, he’s been a fan for many years and became a friend. Before he became an actor, he had a little three-piece band in Orange County—he played the drums—so his first love was music. And it’s great—he comes out and plays with us when he can. He loves it and, of course, a lot of the girls love seeing him there. He adds a different kind of appeal to the group, which is nice. Eventually, there was dissension within

the Beach Boys. What caused it? There was a schism in the group having to do with drugs. There were those of us who did not participate in LSD, heroin, cocaine, you name it, and then there those who did. So there were lifestyle differences that gave rise to a “them and us” scenario. But I saw what drugs did to a lot of people, including Brian, so I was not a fan. How did you avoid the drugs? I know you’re into meditation—were you then? Absolutely. In December of ‘67, I learned meditation from Maharishi [Mahesh Yogi] in Paris, and I was invited about a month later to go to India for a teacher/training course in Rishikesh, India, with Maharishi. I said, “Well, I don’t know if the other guys will come, but I’ll be there.” But when I got there, the Beatles were all there already. And Donovan. I’ve been meditating ever since—meditation has zero negative side effects, whereas all the drugs and alcohol do. In your autobiography (2016’s Good Vibrations), you talked about Dennis Wilson’s friendship with Charles Manson. You actually met him, didn’t you?

Once. We were invited to go over to dinner at Dennis’ place. [Manson] was very intense, very weird. In fact, I was leaving Dennis’ house and I said, “Well you’ve really got a live one on your hands now.” And this was about a year before the murders. But yeah, they [the Manson “family”] actually called my house and said, “Prepare to die, pig.” So that was nice. Sounds unnerving. That was probably the low point of the career right there. It had to do with Dennis’ affiliation with Manson—nobody else wanted us to join the Manson family, but Dennis wanted to talk to us about, “Maybe we should join the family.” But I had already learned to meditate, and I was just fine with my meditation. You’re 76 now. How long do you plan on performing? Well, Tony Bennett is our idol. He’s 90, and he sounds great. So we’ve got a few years to go. And we do some interesting things at times—like, we’ll do shows with a symphony orchestra, which is a whole different way of listening to the Beach Boys. So there are so many things that we can do creatively to take the family hobby a little further. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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FOR MONTCLAIR’S CARRIE EMMA PRADIEU, MAKING BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART STARTS WITH SEEING THE BEAUTY THAT’S ALREADY OUT THERE. BY LIZ DONOVAN WHILE WALKING HER BLIND, SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TERRIER WOLFIE through Montclair’s streets, Carrie Emma Pradieu is subject to distractions. A leaf bursting with autumnal hues, an intriguing rock or even a cloud shaped like an animal is likely to send the mixed-media artist and painter into a moment of dreaminess. She’s imagining their possibilities. “I’m always seeing beauty,” she explains. And if passers-by sometimes give her funny looks when she’s bending over to pick up an odd, useless-looking object or stopping to photograph a sunset, well, that’s fine with Pradieu. In her studio, the 40-something-year-old artist is surrounded by rocks, bags of buttons, tissue paper, ribbons, pins and leaves pressed into books. “I tend to be a bit of a hoarder,” she confesses. But all of these trinkets (or—let’s face it—sometimes bits of trash) may find new life on a canvas, layered with vibrant acrylic paints that are alive with color and energy. “I just love color and texture, sequins and sparkle,” says Pradieu, who years ago worked as a print artist. “Everything I do just comes out looking like a pattern. It’s layered, with one color jumping off another.” Pradieu is prepping for an upcoming exhibition—this fall, her work will be displayed at the Montclair Anthropologie store. The opening reception, on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m., coincides with the township’s biannual Art Walk, which celebrates its rich culture. The paintings she’s working on take their cue from Indian summer. “The oranges and reds and yellows and gold leaves make them feel autumnal,” she says. While painting, she pumps Indian pop music by Bally Sagoo in her studio. “A lot of people are excited to see her work, ” says Taylor Lavore, store brand leader of Anthropologie, which is displaying Pradieu’s art as part of a year-old initiative to promote local artists.

The exhibition comes at a particularly busy time for the artist. In November she’ll donate a custom-painted guitar to be auctioned off for a fundraiser for the Oakland-based REED Foundation for Autism. That same month, her paintings and papier-mâché lanterns will also be on display at Swoon, a Montclair home furnishings and lifestyle boutique that owner Radika Eccles opened last October. Eccles says she was immediately impressed by Pradieu’s work after the artist came into her shop and showed her photos of her paintings on her cell phone. “It was a fortuitous meeting,” she says. Eccles was drawn to the works’ vibrant colors and the positive energy they exude. Customers, she says, have had similar reactions. “I don’t know what the inspiration is for her work, but it just makes you feel happy,” said Eccles. One inspiration, paradoxically, is homesickness. Born and raised in southern England, she met her husband in 1994 while working as a print artist in New York City as part of a yearlong job required for her arts and design program at the prestigious London art school Central Saint Martins. After graduating back in England in 1996, she made the bittersweet decision to return to New York. Now a lingering longing for her homeland is apparent in some of her paintings. They feature abstract scenes of rain and English gardens—images she says take her back to her childhood. “I totally call them my ‘happy paintings’ because when I’m in the studio, that is my escape,” she says. “If I’m feeling down, I just create.” Pradieu also finds joy in teaching arts to young children. In September, she started teaching enrichment classes part-time at the Love and Truth Christian Academy in Bergenfield, something she calls both rewarding and inspiring. “The world would be quite a sad place without creation, without color, without thought-provoking art or design,” she says. “They’re some of the things that make life rich.” MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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RENOVATING A FAMOUS ARCHITECT’S 137-YEAR-OLD SHORT HILLS MANSION TESTS A DESIGNER’S TALENT, INGENUITY AND PATIENCE. BY MARISA SANDORA

DESIGN BY JULIE LIEPOLD

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WHEN DESIGNER JULIE Liepold of Liepold Design Group in Millburn heard she would get the chance to work on historic Greystone Cottage, an 1880 Short Hills home designed by noted architect William Halsey Wood (1855–1897), her heart skipped a beat. She had long been a fan of Wood’s work, having grown up in Saratoga Springs, the location of his Queen Anne Revival mansion Yaddo which is now a well-known retreat for artists and writers. And she had studied his work as a student of art history. Now she was tasked with maintaining the integrity of this Shingle-style home while also preparing it to meet the

The wallpaper in the living room— featuring peacocks and flowers— came with the historic house. Designer Julie Liepold complemented it with silk fabric window treatments in a traditional swag and jabot style.

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needs of a modern family. “We wanted 19th-century form with 21stcentury function,” says Liepold. The seven-bedroom home, one of Short Hills’ first, is centrally located right across from The Racquets Club and the town’s train station. It’s home to Stephanie and Brian Eller, who have four children ranging in age from 5 to 13. “We love the historic nature of the house, but it can sometimes feel heavy,” says Stephanie. “Julie lightened things up. She’s great at deciding what can stay and what can be updated.” The previous owners had stripped the house of many of its traditional light fixtures and installed wall-to-wall carpeting, “making it something that it wasn’t,” says Liepold. “We wanted to bring it back to its original glory.” To that end, the designer and the homeowner went on several buying trips to find antiques that would fit the style of the house. “At one point, Julie and I made a pilgrimage to Brimfield [the giant antiques fair in Massachusetts],” says Stephanie. “It really inspired us. We both took our daughters, and we spent two days finding treasures.” One of those treasures was a Victorian-era chandelier, which they hung in the dining room, located in the home’s signature turret. The silk wallpaper in that room came with the house, and “we loved it,” says Stephanie. “It has peacocks and flowers, and it was the jumping-off point for the room’s color scheme.” The curved walls are complemented by three window treatments designed with contemporary Jim Thompson silk fabric in a traditional swag and jabot style. Two antique channel back chairs are upholstered in a fabric design called “Spring Showers” from the Beacon Hill line by The Robert Allen Duralee Group. They flank an antique oval table that was inherited from Stephanie’s mother. Stephanie is a professional musician, and the home’s center of social activity is the parlor, which houses a concert piano and other instruments played by Stephanie and the four children. The family requested a flexible

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This page: An antique oval table— inherited from the homeowner’s mother and set elegantly—is a focal point in the dining room. Opposite page, top: Large, gilded wall mirrors visually enlarge the parlor. Bottom: Liepold and the homeowners spent three years finding pieces that perfectly fit the 1880 home.

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floor plan for the multifunctional space, which they now use for practice, performance, music writing, chess playing and entertaining. Elegant parlor furnishings blend custom-designed contemporary pieces with antiques such as a 19th-century neoclassical canape settee and Eastlake-style ebonized, gilt-incised slipper chairs. The large gilded wall mirrors “add light and make the room feel much larger,” Liepold says. The Corbett Dolcetti glass mosaic pendant ceiling light, says Stephanie, “is my favorite thing in the house. It makes me smile every time I see it.” Liepold also worked on the home’s great room,

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kitchen and butler’s pantry, which she turned into an office and “command center” for the busy mom. In all, the project took three years to complete, which was just fine with Stephanie. “When you have an old house, you can’t just go buy all new stuff,” she explains. “Collecting has to happen if you’re going to find pieces that suit the space.” Now, once again, Greystone Cottage—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—looks the way the architect intended. And for this fortunate family, it feels like home.

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With several musicians living in the home, Liepold turned the parlor into a multifunctional space that can be used for practice and performance—note the concert piano—as well as entertaining.

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Blue and black dress by Knitss, knitss.com; black leather necklace by Carol Lipworth, carollipworth.com.

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IN THE

MOOD FOR... A NIGHT ON THE TOWN? WEEKEND ERRANDS? SUNDAY BRUNCH? THESE FALLS LOOKS HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN SPRINGSTON

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This page: furry white vest by Dylan/True Grit, Nordstrom, Short Hills, 973.467.1500; red and blue plaid shirt by Punch; jeans by AG Jeans, Lord & Taylor, Livingston, 973.994.0800. Opposite: black blazer with crown patch and red/grey striped shirt by Eleventy, Nordstrom, Short Hills, 973.467.1500; black pants by Minxx, minxx.us.

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This page: camel-colored fur poncho by DiBello, dibello.com; sequin jacket by Daniela Dallavalle, danieladallavalle.com; ivory tank top by Nikibiki, Nordstrom Rack, Rockaway, 973.620.6100; pants by Eleventy, Nordstrom, Short Hills, 973.467.1500. Opposite: blue velvet blazer by Donna Degnan, Stacy's Boutique, West Orange, 973.997.0878; white tank top by Majestic Filatures, Nordstrom, Short Hills, 973.467.1500; blue and black pants by MAC Jeans, mac-jeans.com; black leather necklace by Carol Lipworth, carollipworth.com.

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TASTES

STIR IT UP! A WOK AND A FEW FRESH INGREDIENTS ARE ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE QUICK, HEALTHY AND SUPER-TASTY MEALS.

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PINEAPPLE CHICKEN Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS n 9 oz. boneless chicken thighs, sliced into ½-in. cubes n pinch of sea salt npinch of ground black pepper n  1 Tbs. cornstarch n1 Tbs. canola oil n 2 dried chiles, whole n 1 Tbs. Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry n ½ small pineapple, sliced into ½-in. cubes n ½ red pepper, seeded and sliced into ½-in. cubes n small handful of roasted cashews (optional) n1 scallion, finely sliced n fresh cilantro leaves, to garnish FOR THE SAUCE n ½ cup pineapple juice n  1 Tbs. low-sodium light soy sauce n  1 Tbs. cornstarch n juice of 1 lime n 1 tsp. honey n ¼ tsp. Sriracha chili sauce

DIRECTIONS Put the chicken in a bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Add the cornstarch and mix well.Whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl, then set aside. Heat a wok over high heat and when the wok starts to smoke, add the canola oil. Add the chiles and fry for a few seconds to release their aroma, then add the chicken pieces and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. As the chicken starts to turn opaque, add the Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Add the pineapple and red pepper pieces and cook for less than 30 seconds. Then pour in the sauce, bring to a boil and boil until the sauce has reduced, is slightly sticky and has a thicker consistency. Add the cashew nuts (if using), followed by the scallion and cook for 20 seconds. Stir together well, then transfer to a serving plate, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.

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RADISH IN BLACK VINEGAR WITH CRABMEAT AND BLACK SESAME SEEDS Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS n 1 tsp. canola oil n 10 oz. radish leaves n 1¾ cup radishes, cut into ¼-in. slices n 1 Tbs. Chinkiang black rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar n pinch of superfine sugar n 7 oz. fresh white crabmeat n 1 Tbs. black sesame seeds, to garnish n pinch of dried chili flakes, to garnish

DIRECTIONS Heat a wok over high heat until smoking and add the canola oil, then add the radish leaves and sliced radishes. Toss for 10 seconds, then drizzle 2 tablespoons cold water around the edge of the wok to create some steam to help cook the radishes.Season immediately with the vinegar and sugar and toss through. Spoon the radish onto serving plates, then top with the fresh crabmeat and garnish with the sesame seeds and chili flakes.

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CHINESE WOK-FRIED SCALLION SALSA VERDE WITH KALE AND EGG NOODLES Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS n 1½ cups sliced curly kale n 7 oz. dried Chinese egg noodles n 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil n2 Tbs. canola oil n pinch of salt n knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated n 1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped n 1 pinch of dried chili flakes n 2 scallions, finely chopped n ¼ cup cold vegetable stock n 1 Tbs. low-sodium light soy sauce

DIRECTIONS Pour 4¼ cups cold water into a pan and bring to a boil. Add the kale and blanch for 30 seconds, then drain and remove. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, then run them under the cold tap, drain and drizzle with the toasted sesame oil. Heat a wok over high heat until smoking and add the canola oil. Add the salt and let it dissolve in the hot oil, then add the ginger, fresh chile, dried chili and scallions in quick succession to explode their flavors in the wok. Add the vegetable stock and stir-fry over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the kale and cooked egg noodles and toss all the ingredients well to warm through. Season with the light soy sauce and give it one final toss, then transfer to serving plates and eat immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Stir Crazy by Ching-He Huang, Kyle Books, Great Britain. Photography by Tamin Jones. No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without written permission from the publisher.

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RECIPE from ARTHURS TAVERN

Grilled Chicken & Bruschetta Sandwich with fresh Mozzarella and Basil FOR THE

Bruschetta:

INGREDIENTS • 4 large ripe tomatoes, diced • 2 cloved garlic, finely chopped • ½ small red onion, chopped • 4 leaves basil, finely torn • Olive oil, salt, and pepper, to taste. INSTRUCTIONS • Combine ingredients, season to taste, and let stand for one hour.

FOR THE

Sandwich:

INGREDIENTS •6  chicken breasts, butterflied and gently pounded flat. •1  Lb fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices •½  sheet fresh focaccia bread, cut into 6 and sliced for sandwiches •O  live oil, Basil Leaves, and Balsamic vinegar for garnish

SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 20 MIN, PLUS 1 HR STANDING. COOKING TIME: 5-10 MIN

INSTRUCTIONS • Grill or broil the chicken breasts, about 3 minutes per side depending on thickness. When finished, top with sliced mozzarella, and cover until melted. Set Aside. • Brush inside faces of focaccia with olive oil. Toast or grill. • Arrange lower side of focaccia on plate. Place 2 pc chicken with melted cheese on top. Top with about 2 oz. Bruschetta, and garnish with basil, oil, and balsamic. Top with other half focaccia.

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MOVE OVER, SAUERKRAUT! KIMCHI IS BEING HAILED AS A VERSATILE SUPERFOOD THAT PACKS A NUTRITIOUS— AND TASTY—PUNCH. KIMCHI ISN’T JUST A TRENDY SIDE DISH: STUDIES SHOW Korea’s national dish—a combination of fermented cabbage and other veggies and spices that has been served in the motherland for more than two millennia—comes with a host of health benefits. So what can kimchi do for you? Here’s the lowdown on what’s being hailed as one of the world’s most powerful foods—including how it’s made, how to store it and why you just might need a serving. POWER UP According to the Korea Tourism Organization, there are more than 180 different types of kimchi, but the most common is made from napa cabbage (baechu) and flavored with chili flakes, ginger, garlic, fish paste, and other herbs and spices. With so many variations, Kimchi’s nutritional facts differ based on preparation, but the standard napa cabbage variety is about 10-15 calories for two tablespoons, according to two leading brands. It’s fat-free and contains vitamins A (percentage of daily values vary, but figure about 4 to 6 percent in two tablespoons) and C (6 to 10 percent). Napa cabbage is also known for its high levels of vitamin K, which promotes blood health. But perhaps most important, kimchi is a fermented food, meaning it’s chock-full of lactic acid bacteria—aka the probiotic that’s found in yogurt. This type of “good bacteria” comes with a string of health boosts: Two studies, one published in the Journal of Cancer Prevention and the other in Journal of Medicinal Food, found that the healthy bacteria in kimchi gave it the ability to ward off cancer, prevent constipation and boost immune function. It’s also been shown to promote weight loss and skin health. One catch: Kimchi tends to be a high-sodium food because of the salt used in the fermentation process and the added soy- or fish sauce sometimes used in preparation.

the sink as the fermentation can sometimes cause it to bubble over), push the vegetables fully into the brine before putting it back in the fridge. This prevents oxygen from spoiling them. Opinions differ about how long kimchi will keep after being opened, but one popular brand, Mrs. Kim’s Kimchi, advises eating it within two weeks for the best flavor. Kimchi can be served on its own, as a side dish, as a topper on sandwiches or burgers, or mixed into rice dishes or soups. Some chefs even put it on pizza! DID YOU KNOW? In autumn, Koreans hold kimjang (also called gimjang), an annual tradition during which people prepare and share kimchi among households. Says the website of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization: “The custom emphasizes the importance of sharing and is a reminder of the need to live in harmony with nature.” —Liz Donovan

BUY/STORE/SERVE Kimchi is relatively easy to find at most specialty food markets. While shopping, vegetarians should read the jar carefully: Many brands of kimchi include fish paste, and some also have beef broth, but vegan varieties are available as well. It’s possible to make kimchi at home, and instructions are available through a Google search, but special care must be taken during the process to keep harmful bacteria from growing in the jar. Keep in mind that kimchi is what’s called a “living food,” meaning that it continues to ferment while stored and will do so faster when stored at room temperature. In Korea, it’s common for a household to have a kimchi refrigerator, designed specifically for storing the food. Of course, a standard refrigerator works just as well to slow the fermentation process and prolong the life of the dish. Once the jar has been opened (tip: do this over

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SOLAR DO MINHO Portuguese cuisine, featuring sangria, 15 Cleveland St., 973.844.0500 TOPAZ THAI Authentic Thai cuisine and home-style cooking, 137 Washington Ave., 973.759.7425

BERNARDSVILLE

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

BLOOMFIELD

CEDAR KNOLLS

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

CHATHAM

D’ORO RISTORANTE Fresh, light Italian fare, BYO, 219 Main St., 973.701.6990 RESTAURANT SERENADE Contemporar y French cuisine, 6 Roosevelt Ave., 973.701.0303

ORANGE SQUIRREL Contemporar y American and European cuisine, 412 Bloomfield Ave., 973.337.6421

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

SENORITA’S MEXICAN GRILL Authentic Mexican cuisine, 285 Glenwood Ave., 973.743.0099

CHESTER

STAMNA Mediterranean/Greek taverna, 1045 Broad St., 973.338.5151

BOONTON

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

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

DON JOSE Authentic Mexican cuisine, 200 Route 10 West #7, 973.781.0155 MR. CHU Authentic Chinese cuisine, 44 Route 10, 973.887.7555

FAIRFIELD

JOSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201 TIERNEY’S COPPERHOUSE Traditional American fare, 4 Little Falls Rd., 973.227.6066

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AH’ PIZZ Specializing in authentic Neapolitan pizza, hinese cuisine, 4 W. Main St., 973.625.6900 ALEXIS DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 3130 Route 10 West, 973.361.8000

FORTE Authentic Italian cuisine and pizzeria, 182 Bloomfield Ave., 973.403.9411

HUNAN TASTE Chinese cuisine, 67 Bloomfield Ave., 973.625.2782

SKARA ESTIATORIO Classic Greek cuisine, 300 Bloomfield Ave., 862.702.3098

THE SECOND HALF ON MAIN Traditional American cuisine, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #15, 973.784.4040

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WEST SIDE DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 324 Route 46, 973.983.1818

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BREANNA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian cuisine specializing in seafood dishes and center-cut pork chops, 34 Ridgedale Ave., 973.581.1418

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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

EAST HANOVER

FRESCO MEXICAN Traditional Mexican fare, 137 E. Main St., 908.955.7222

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

CALDWELL

THE QUIET MAN Irish pub food, 64 E. McFarlan St., 973.366.6333

DOVER

EL TAPATIO Mexican fare, 29 E. Blackwell St., 973.537.0833

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 and Cajun influences and specialty drinks, 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

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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

LIVINGSTON

items and a vast wine list, 2 Main St., 908.901.9500

MINE HILL

CHINA PAVILION Authentic cuisine featuring seafood classics, 263 Changebridge Rd., 973.227.1006

CINDERS WOOD FIRE GRILL Seafood restaurant and tapas bar, 319 Route 46, 973.928.7000

MONTCL AIR

AH’ PIZZ Specializing in authentic Neapolitan pizza, hinese cuisine, 7 N. Willow St., 973.783.9200

EPPES ESSEN Jewish home-style cooking with classic deli specialties, 105 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.994.1120

EGAN & SONS American pub food, featuring seasonal salads, seafood and burgers, 118 Walnut St., 973.744.1413

LITHOS Traditional Greek cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Pkwy., 973.758.1111

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

STRIP HOUSE Steak house with an extensive wine list, Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.548.0050

MONT VILLE

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

LONG VALLEY

LONG VALLEY PUB AND BREWERY American fare featuring a selection of award-winning beers, Restaurant Village at Long Valley, 1 Fairmount Rd., 908.876.1122

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

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MADISON

BEGUM PALACE Authentic Indian cuisine, 300 Main St., 973.660.9100 IL MONDO VECCHIO Northern Italian fare, BYO, 72 Main St., 973.301.0024 SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600

ARTHUR’S TAVERN Neighborhood steak house, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705 LEMONGRASS Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 East, 973.998.6303 TABOR ROAD TAVERN New American fare, 510 Tabor Rd., 973.267.7004

MORRISTOWN

CODA KITCHEN & BAR Sophisticated neighboorhood restaurant, 177 Maplewood Ave., 973.327.2247

GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare featuring fresh steak and seafood, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700

ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Irish pub fare, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.2222

GRASSHOPPER OFF THE GREEN Traditional Irish pub and restaurant, 41-43 Morris St., 973.285.5150

TANDOORI CHEF II Authentic Indian cuisine, 6 Highland Pl., 973.763.6770

LA CAMPAGNA Italian fine dining, 5 Elm St., 973.644.4943

MENDHAM

MARKET TAVERNE American fare with a French twist, 995 Mt. Kemble Ave., 908.502.5106

MAPLEWOOD

BLACK HORSE TAVERN AND PUB Continental and American fare, 1 W. Main St., 973.543.7300

THE OFFICE TAVERN GRILL Fun, family-friendly eater y offering fresh twists on all-American pub fare, 3 South St., 973.285.0220

PIATTINO New Age Italian fare, with stone-fired oven and cocktails from scratch, 88 E. Main St., 973.543.0025

NEWARK

WICKER BASKET Specialty sandwich restaurant, 84 E. Main St. #B, 973.543.7279

MILLBURN

BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020 CAFÉ MONET Casual French bistro, BYO, 309 Millburn Ave., 973.376.8555

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CARA MIA Upscale, traditional Italian fare, 194 Essex St., 973.379.8989

ADEGA GRILL Fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine with a large wine selection, 130 Ferr y St., 973.589.0550 FORNO’S OF SPAIN RESTAURANT Authentic Spanish cuisine featuring fresh seafood, 47 Ferr y St., 973.589.4767 SPANISH TAVERN Classic Spanish fare with an emphasis on pairing the right Spanish wine with the meal, 103 McWhorter St. #A, 973.589.4959

NUTLEY

AMERICAN BISTRO Italian-American fare, 24 Washington Ave., 973.235.0505 FRANKLIN STEAKHOUSE & TAVERN Casual American steak house featuring a variety of beef, seafood and salad options, 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 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

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CHAND PALACE Fine Indian cuisine, 257 Littleton Rd., 973.334.7600

DON PEPE STEAK HOUSE Spanish steak house, 58 Route 46 West, 973.808.5533

RANDOLPH

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

RIVERDALE

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

ROCKAWAY

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 RIVIERA MAYA Authentic Mexican cuisine, 116 Route 46. 862.209.1999

SHORT HILLS

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

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 JACKIE’S GRILLETTE Healthy Mediterranean fare and fresh salads, 614 Valley Rd., 973.744.0090 UPSTAIRS Seasonal New American fare featuring specialty martinis, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.4144 VEGGIE HEAVEN Exclusively vegetarian Asian fare, offering meatless substitutes for all Chinese classics, 631 Valley Rd., 973.783.1088

WEST ORANGE

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 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

WHARTON

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

HOT RODS Southern-style comfort food and barbecue, 175 N. Main St., 973.361.5050

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

WHIPPANY

PEAPACK-GL ADSTONE

AULD SHEBEEN Authentic Irish pub, specializing in Irish meat loaf wrapped in maple bacon and hearty Guinness-and-beef stew, 1401 Route 10 East, 973.583.8811

NINET Y ACRES Eclectic fare featuring local, seasonal

IL CAPRICCIO Italian fare featuring fresh seafood, 633 Route 10 East, 973.884.9175

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

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Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Nov. 2

Historic Holiday House Tour Dec. 2-3

OCT 11–NOV 13 Previews for

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in Madison begin on Oct. 11, with performances all month long. Regular ticket: $49. For the full list of show times, visit shakespearenj.org.

OCT 13–14 Head over to the

MORRISTOWN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS at Vail Mansion Lawn to meet some of your favorite fiction, non-fiction and children’s authors at free sessions. The festival also includes separate ticketed events, like “An Evening with Ron Chernow” and “An Author Talk and Meet & Greet with Laurie Hernandez.” Admission: FREE; ticket prices vary for events and can be purchased online. For more information, visit morristownbooks.org.

OCT 14 Support an amazing cause at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s LIGHT THE NIGHT walk in Verona Park, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Join a team or make your own by registering online and raising funds to help find a cure for blood cancer. There will be a DJ, balloon artist, playground and laser light show at the event. Registration: FREE. To learn more, lightthenight.org/ events/Verona. OCT 14 & 15 Surround yourself with some of the loveliest flowers of the season at the NJ CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY’S ANNUAL SHOW at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. The event is open to the public from 12–4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: FREE. For more information, visit mums.org/new-jersey.

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tour of Downtown Montclair from 6–9 p.m. during the FALL ART WALK to view over 50 exhibitions in merchant venues around town. Each participating shop/restaurant has its own reception with music and/ or refreshments for when you’re done. Admission: FREE. For more information, call 973.509.3820.

OCT 21 Though your pooch is already a cutie, image your dog dressed in costume! You and your pup can attend the STRUT YOUR MUTT parade beginning at 10 a.m. at the Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair and at 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Dog Park in Millburn/Maplewood. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumed canines. Entry fee is FREE. Looking for more info? Head over to essexcountynj.org. OCT 22 Later this month, two renowned dance troupes, The Gumboots and Pantsula, will present the FESTIVAL OF SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. With Johannesburg as the setting, this show’s performances speak to the complicated issues of South Africa. Tickets: $29–49. For information, visit mayoarts.org. OCT 26 Experience the BEST OF

MORRIS/ESSEX 2017 hosted by Morris/ Essex Health & Life magazine at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The “Best Of” winners were chosen by residents of both counties. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. and will include samples of food

and drink from the areas’ best restaurants, fall fashion previews, giveaways and more. Tickets: $50–60. For more information, head to healthandlifemags.com.

NOV 2 You and your little ones can watch

Anna try to save Elsa, stop winter and much more at DISNEY ON ICE: DARE TO DREAM at the Prudential Center in Newark, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15–70. To learn more, visit prucenter.com

NOV 19 Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the KINNELON HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, hosted by the Women of Smoke Rise Club. The fair will feature an array of handmade crafts, pottery items, jewelry and personalized gifts, and there will be specialty food samples of oils, honeys, dressings and more. Admission: $2 (general), $1 (seniors), FREE (kids under 12). Find out more at jcpromotions.info. DEC 2 & 3 Visit Essex County Kip’s Castle as part of the HISTORIC HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR from 12–4 p.m. Guests can take a self-guided tour of the first floor, experiencing a 1920s-style holiday; the dining room will be set for a holiday feast, with greenery and ribbons abound in the parlor. Admission: FREE. For information, visit essexcountyparks.org. 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.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS LATE FALL 2017

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.

A Reason to Rock Sponsored By Comfort Project 360 November 16; 7:00 pm Crestmont Country Club, West Orange, NJ To complement the outstanding clinical care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cancer Centers, Comfort Project 360 helps create the most supportive and therapeutic environment in which patients are treated. A Reason to Rock provides funds to further transform cancer care, enhancing the mind-bodyspirit connection for the thousands of patients who face the challenge of cancer care daily. For more information or to purchase tickets, www.barnabashealth.org/reasontorock or 973-322-4305.

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

ACC - Ambulatory Care Center 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ JCC MetroWest - Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ (programs are open to the general public)

Parkinson’s Support Group

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 Caregiver Support Group

Diabetes Self-Management Class November 1, 8, 15, 22; 10 am to Noon ACC • 973-322-2174

Weight Loss Surgical Options November 1 and December 6; 6:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7433

November 3; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

November 6; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

ONGOING CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES

Celiac Support Group

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

November 16; 6:30 to 8:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7272

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings November 30; 1:00 to 4:00 pm Atkins Kent, 101 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 302, West Orange, NJ. An appointment is required; please call 1-888-724-7123

• Maternity Orientation & Tour • Siblings Class • Childbirth Preparation Class • Lamaze Refresher • Relaxing Birth Class • Breastfeeding Basics • Marvelous Multiples • 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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Grow It Green Morristown, a nonprofit focused on increasing access to fresh local food and providing education on healthy eating, recently presented the Alfresco at the Farm family fundraiser. The event was held at The Urban Farm and featured live music, local eats, relay races, crafts and more. Local teacher Dorelly Lozaw of Hillcrest Elementary School was awarded Classroom Cultivator of the Year for her enthusiasm in introducing school gardening programs to students. 1 Off to the potato sack races! Kids hop for a chance to win the coveted race trophy 2 Hallie Beyer and daughter Rosie 3 Dorelly Lozaw and Shaun Ananko, director of Agriculture & Education

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WATERSIDE BENEFIT THE GLORIA FOUNDATION The Gloria Foundation, a charity begun by Montville Township resident Karen Arakelian, raised $30,000 at the Waterside restaurant to benefit the Morris Family Justice Center. Guests enjoyed a night of music, food and a view of the New York City skyline. Arakelian founded the organization in 2014 in memory of her mother Gloria; its mission is to help provide resources to local safe houses and domestic violence organizations. The center is a Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter service center and helps victims of domestic violence.

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BOURBON AND BIERGARTEN MONTCLAIR FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Bourbon and Biergarten, an evening full of the flavors and spirits of summer with live music, was recently held at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. Proceeds went to support local charities: Intensive Therapeutics, District Initiative for Gardening in Schools, Montclair Academy of 9 Culinary & Hospitality Education and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The event included a BBQ-themed tasting event with dishes from the area’s top chefs and bourbons and beers from local artisanal and national brands. A BBQ competition was judged by author John Holl and KCBS certified judge/food blogger Veronique Deblois.

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ANNUAL LIFE EVENT VAL SKINNER FOUNDATION The LIFE Event (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) was recently held at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell; its mission is to help eradicate breast cancer while informing women about early detection and healthy breast care practices. The 18th annual event included the top names in women’s golf, including LPGA greats and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Since 2000, the event has raised more than $11 million for breast cancer research and awareness.

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