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State-of-the-art NICU with 56 bassinets Exceptional outcomes for our tiniest patients.

More than 1,700 physicians Dedicated to excellence, compassion and superior service for patients and their families.

241,000 square foot building Leading edge facility meets leading edge medicine.

Welcoming 2-level lobby Central registration, valet parking—beginning at arrival, our focus is on patients and families.

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e. Building community. 114 modern, light, private single rooms Designed for our patients and their families.

The Cooperman Family Pavilion Community Open House Please celebrate with us by touring our beautiful new facility and exploring all that Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers. September 10, 2017 • 10 AM to 3 PM (12 PM program) • Free Parking rwjbh.org/cooperman

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Contents SEPTEMBER 2017

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The votes are in, and we counted all of them! Now find out which shops and vendors you consider the best in more than 100 categories.

Complications are fewer with this new, more compact version of the heart-regulating device.

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NE W KNEES, PLE ASE

Today’s robotic replacements offered at Saint Barnabas Medical Center set a higher bar for accuracy—and can even be revised in midprocedure.

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BRAIN SURGERY WITH PINPOINT ACCURACY

A technology available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center called “stealth” helps neurosurgeons locate tumors more precisely.

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PACEMAKERS GO WIRELESS

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FIXING GROWN-UP HE ARTS

Congenital defects are often fixed in childhood, but adults can sometimes benefit from such surgery too.

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‘HOW ARE YOU FEELING?’

When they ask you that Barnabas Health Medical Group’s new Florham Park medical office, they mean both physically and emotionally.

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COMFORT FOR CANCER PATIENTS

As clinic facilities are renovated, a volunteer group adds amenities—and wellness programs—that make a big difference. I N E V ERY I S S UE

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DEPARTMENTS 17

LOCAL BUZZ

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

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HEALTH NEWS

Recent reports and statistics, including the relationship between skipping breakfast and obesity, the benefits of walking barefoot, and the recommended hours of sleep per night for your age.

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STYLE WATCH

This season’s back-to-school denim styles take it a step further with shoes, bags and more. And yes, denim on denim is not only acceptable— it’s trending!

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JEWELRY BOX

Don’t dial down your style. It’s time to add one of these classy chronographs to your collection.

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HOME FRONT

Bright, fresh hues are your kitchen’s new flame.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

You’ll find everything but high taxes in Livingston, a thriving suburban town.

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Embarking on a college visit with your teen? Seeing the school is just part of the fun in these five cities full of sights.

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POWER FOOD

Stay hydrated all year long with tasty, low-calorie cucumber.

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WINE + SPIRITS

Sip on a Bloody Mary for a morning dose of veggies—and a hangover cure.

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Why settle for a bowl of cereal when there are endless possibilites for feeding your child— and you—a nutritious breakfast?

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Boonton’s i2i Fusion combines familiar flavors to create a one-of-a-kind taste.

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GATHERINGS

Photos from recent events in and around the counties.

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WELCOME LETTER

PROUDLY UNVEILING THE NEW R W J BARNABAS HEALTH

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RWJBARNABAS HEALTH BARRY H. OSTROWS K Y

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER STEPHEN P. ZIENIE WICZ , FACHE

DIRECTOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER SALLY MALECH, MPH, RD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER SAMANTHA ANTON

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER

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COOPERMAN FAMILY PAVILION

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THE COOPERMAN Family Pavilion, as Saint Barnabas Medical Center hosts a Community Open House on September 10, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, New Jersey. The beautiful five-story, 241,000-square-foot pavilion, with its two-story glass atrium lobby, will become the new main lobby and point of entry for all patients and visitors to the medical center. Exciting features include 114 new private, single-patient rooms; a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 56 bassinets, three times the size of the existing NICU; a central registration area; a pre-admission testing center; a same-day surgery suite; and outpatient diagnostic services that include noninvasive cardiology, a cardiopulmonary and neuro diagnostics lab and an endoscopy lab. The Cooperman Family Pavilion represents the latest in architectural design and a carefully planned healing environment which includes the input and guidance from physicians, staff members, former patients and their families. The environmentally sensitive facility and beautiful features in our patient rooms were thoughtfully selected to ensure safety, attenuate ambient sound levels and maximize natural light. The ergonomically designed showers accommodate wheelchairs and are designed to prevent falls. The new facility also reflects our ideal of family-centered care. It includes family conference areas, along with patient rooms that can accommodate a family member for an overnight visit. Our new NICU links single rooms in a pod design that is well suited for family bonding with a new baby—with medical staff a few steps away, at the ready when they are needed.  Thank you to Leon and Toby Cooperman, whose $25 million gift provided the catalyst for Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s transformational expansion providing a beautiful new resource for our community. Please join us to see all that Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers our patients and their families. Regards,

BARRY H. OSTROWSK Y PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER R W J B A R N A B A S HE A LT H

STEPHEN P. ZIENIEWICZ, FACHE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER S A IN T B A R N A B A S ME DI CA L C E N T E R FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT RWJBH.ORG/SBMC.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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WE COMBINE TWO NAMES TO make one title, but both Morris and Essex counties—their people, places and things—are individually unique for many reasons. So for this issue, the Best of Morris/Essex, we’re giving each county its own cover—a mouthwatering burger from Zinburger in Morris Plains for our Morris readers and a delectable dessert from Short Hills’ Squirrel & The Bee for our friends in Essex—to celebrate what’s finest from both areas. As you read the results of this year’s readers’ poll, starting on page 31, enjoy the spotlight that we shine on places like the Alexis Diner and Cooke Furniture Design— they’re longtime businesses that are favorites of yours and mine. On the flipside, winners such as Align Wellness Studio and Summit & Main are relatively new to the neighborhood but are quickly becoming go-to spots for shoppers. If you don’t know them yet, no doubt you will soon. We also hope you’ll join us in celebrating the winners at our annual Best of Morris/Essex Food Festival Party & Expo at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on Thursday, Oct. 26. (The festivities take place from 5 to 9 p.m.) Winners will dispay their wares, and happily many of these are edible! Last year, so many of our readers turned out for the festivities, and we had a blast, enjoying cocktails and cookies, burgers and brow shaping, games and galleries, and so much more! You can purchase your tickets now at healthandlifemags.com/morris-essex. Meanwhile, enjoy this issue of Morris/Essex Health & Life. In addition to the Best of Morris/Essex results, we give you articles that will raise your September spirit. If you’re taking your kid on a campus tour, turn to page 48 and read about five college towns that can double as vacation destinations. On page 60, you’ll find recipes that give a refreshing and nutritious twist to breakfast— still the most important meal of the day for you and your children! And send kids back to class in style: The season’s trendiest denim (page 22) and coolest watches (page 24) are found in this edition. I hope to see you on Oct. 26! Be sure to introduce yourself— I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

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If you’re like us, you didn’t knock any strokes off of your golf game this season. That’s why we’ll be shooting for a hole-in-one on National Miniature Golf Day, Sept. 21. Mini golf is a perfect way to pass the time—whether you’re a PGA tour hopeful or just looking for a fun afternoon activity with family and friends. Check out some of our favorite courses: The Golf Zone, 239 Route 206, Flanders, 973.252.1266

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It’s been said that a dog can improve the lives of its human companion, so why not give a shelter pooch a forever home. If adopting a pet is in your future, consider PetMD’s top 10 friendliest dog breeds: bulldog, beagle, bull terrier, collie, Newfoundland, vizsla, Irish setter, poodle, Labrador retriever and golden retriever. Of course, mutts make lovable companions too. Search for your perfect pal at one of many adoption options in the area:

Castle Cove Mini Golf & Arcade, 705 Route 15 South, Lake Hopatcong, 973.891.1248 Clubhouse Golf Center & Grille, 1594 Route 10, Randolph, 973.584.1504 Essex County Safari Mini Golf, 9 Cherry Ln., West Orange, 862.520.5024 Monster Mini Golf, 194 Route 46 East, Fairfield, 973.244.0026

Bloomfield Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl., Bloomfield, 973.748.0194 Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Route 10, East Hanover, 973.386.0590 Township Montclair Animal Shelter, 77 N. Willow St., Montclair, 973.744.8600

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The next time a flight is in your future, consider wearing a pair of compression socks. Studies show that they help circulate oxygenated blood and prevent conditions like blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. And don’t wear the ugly brown medical-grade socks that your grandmother wore because companies like VIM & VIGR make socks, such as those pictured, in cool and stylish designs. “I’ve never had any real problems flying, but after long flights sometimes my legs feel a bit tired and heavy so I tried them,” says Rita Guarna, editor in chief of Morris/Essex Health and Life. “I definitely felt the difference: after landing, my legs felt rested enough to sprint through the airport.”

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KEEP ON RUNNING (OR WALKING) Tired of the same road races and flat 5K courses? Put some fun into your next run by choosing an event that goes the extra mile to make your race a memorable experience. Here are a few that might pique your interest:

IN GOOD COMPANY

Why commute into New York City when some of the country’s biggest and best companies are headquartered in our own backyard? The Fortune 500 companies make a combined total of $12 trillion in revenue and $890 billion in profits. Of the businesses appearing on this year’s list, 10 are located in Morris and Essex counties. Which do you know? The company’s value is in parenthesis. No. 48: Prudential Financial ($58.78 billion), Newark 73: Honeywell ($39.3 billion), Morris Plains 172: PBF Energy ($15.92 billion), Parsippany 240: ADP ($11.67 billion), Roseland 254: Celgene ($11.23 billion), Summit 306: Public Service Enterprise Group ($9.06 billion), Newark 319: Avis Budget Group ($8.66 billion), Parsippany 366: Quest Diagnostics ($7.96 billion), Madison 448: Realogy Holdings ($5.81 billion), Madison 461: Wyndham Worldwide ($5.6 billion), Parsippany

GIRLS, GUTS, GLORY DUATHLON, SEPT. 17 Hey, ladies, this one’s for you. Be sure to stretch out before venturing off on this race, which begins with a 1.5-mile run, goes into a 6.5-mile mountain bike ride and ends with another 1.5-mile run. The course winds through hills and takes place mostly on dirt roads. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mental Health Association of Morris County. Info: trisignup.com. MINE HILL 5K, SEPT. 17 Feel like running on the sand? This 5K will take you through the streets of Mine Hill before leading to the finish line at Mine Hill Beach—you can plunge into the water to cool off after the run! Registration fees will support the Mine Hill Food Pantry. Info: minehill5k. itsyourrace.com. RUNNING WITH THE DEVILS, SEPT. 24 You won’t be racing a cheetah or gazelle, but you can run wild at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The 5K run and family-friendly walk, which benefits Clara Maass Medical Center, will take participants in and around the zoo’s scenic campus, and afterward you can enjoy a relaxing day with the animals. Members of the New Jersey Devils will be on hand as well to cheer you on! Info: runningintheusa.com. SCOTT-A-PALOOZA 5K, SEPT. 24 Even if you can’t physically make it to this 3.1-mile race (there’s also a 1-mile walk) at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, you can still participate from afar. When you sign up online, select your race distance or choose to join as a “virtual” runner, meaning you’ll run whenever and wherever you are. Proceeds from this event will benefit local resident Scott Fleming, a U.S. Marine who is living with ALS. Info: runsignup.com.

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The Market?

If you missed National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17, you’re in luck. Morris and Essex counties are packed with seasonal farmers markets where you can find Jersey fresh fruits and vegetables as well as honey and jam, breads and pies, flowers and plants. Be sure to check out these popular markets: Morris County Winter Farmers Market, 24 Mills St., Morristown. Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Morris Gourmet Farm, 30 Lafayette Ave., Morristown. Everyday 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Wharton Farm Market, 350 N Main St., Wharton. Everyday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Rt 10 Farmers Market, 577 W Mt Pleasant Ave., Livingston. Everyday 8 a.m.–7:45 p.m. Orange Farmers Market, 502 Main St., City of Orange. Everyday 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

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FIB NO MORE Turns out those harmless little white lies might not be so harmless. Scientists studying brain scans of the amygdala, the region of the brain that responds to unpleasant emotions, found that the area became desensitized with each successive fib. Researchers theorize that the more we lie, the less the brain responds, priming people to tell whoppers with ease.

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TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES!

Walking barefoot minimizes the pressure on your knees by as much as 12 percent, which is great news for the 27 million older Americans who have osteoarthritis. —Rush Medical College, Chicago

WANDERING MINDS

The next time someone suggests that you should stop daydreaming, ignore him or her. Research shows that letting your mind wander during the workday may actually boost your on-thejob performance. Apparently, this “rest” allows you to tackle challenging tasks more effectively. —The Journal of Neuroscience

DODGING DEMENTIA

Dementia is declining: Some 8.8 percent of adults older than age 65 have it, but that’s a decrease from 11.1 percent in 2000. Researchers posit that the good news is the result of people’s improved heart health. In addition, there’s been an increase in average education levels, and studies suggest that education might help protect against the disease.

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? Whatever it is, eat up. Research shows that folks who skip breakfast are 30 percent more likely to be obese.

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The median home value in Livingston is currently $575,800—up 7.3 percent over last year and predicted to rise 5.8 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

WELCOME TO

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YOU’LL FIND EVERYTHING BUT HIGH TAXES IN THIS THRIVING SUBURBAN TOWN. RELATIVELY LOW TAXES, GOOD SCHOOLS AND PROXIMITY to great shopping and New York City draw families to the Township of Livingston, named for William Livingston, the first governor of New Jersey, who owned land in the area. Originally home to the Lenni-Lenape tribe, the area was home to settlers from Newark who wanted to move westward and purchased a tract of land there in 1702; farming and lumber were the main sources of income. Shoemaking became a major industry during the Civil War, then the dairy business took off and remained the leading industry well into the 20th century. The population began to grow after the 1920s, when automobiles made the area more accessible. With a total population of 29,366, as of the 2010 census, the town boasts six elementary schools, two middle schools and a Blue Ribbon Award-winning high school as part of the public school system. Several private schools can also be found here, such as Aquinas Academy, Newark Academy,

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n Governor Chris Christie grew up in Livingston. At Livingston High School, he served as class president. n Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald Trump and husband of Ivanka, grew up in Livingston. n Mt. Pleasant Avenue, which runs through Livingston, was the first “turnpike” in the state, busy with stagecoaches before the advent of the automobile. n The first school in Livingston was a one-room schoolhouse built in 1783 on Northfield Road where Roosevelt Plaza is today. n Actor Jason Alexander and comedian Chelsea Handler (pictured) both hail from Livingston.

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There are a multitude of culinary options in Livingston, from a delicious breakfast at Sweet Basil’s Cafe to a juicy steak at Nero’s Grille or Strip House. For a burger and a beer (and surprisingly good pizza), locals head to The Landmark, a Livingston institution. Thavma Mediterranean Grill gets high marks for excellent Mediterranean food, as does Eppes Essen for deli favorites. Italian standouts include Panevino Ristorante, Anthony Marra’s and Il Ripasso. Looking for something sweet? Don’t miss Chocolate Works in the Livingston Town Center, with chocolate-covered just about everything.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Approximately $143,203, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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Who better than you to tell us which restaurants, shops and services are the cream of the crop, the best of the best in Morris and Essex counties? A record number of votes were cast, and we counted all 2,206 of them. So sit back and enjoy the results of our Best of Morris/Essex guide, where we reveal the 282 winners in more than 100 categories—from diners to delis, cocktails to cookies, happy hours to hiking trails, day spas to dentists. Congrats to all!

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MARA’S CAFÉ

1 25 E. Main St., Denville, 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 973.682.9200 marascafe.com

This bakery created its award-winning cheesecake all the way back in 1984 in Mara’s kitchen and has been serving up delicious treats ever since. Customers love to enjoy baked goods such as brownies, cakes, pies and cupcakes while enjoying a cup of Mara’s house-roasted coffee. In addition to its delectable desserts, the Café also earns raves for salads, sandwiches and breakfast offerings. 2 Mo’Pweeze Bakery 32 Broadway Denville 973.627.2300 mopweezebakery.com

3 Anthony’s Cheesecake 71 Washington St. Bloomfield 973.415.8885 anthonyscheesecake.com

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3 Second Half on Main 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.4040 www.secondhalf onmain.com

BUTCHER 1 Denville Meat Shop 28 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 862.209.4088 denvillemeatshop.com

2 Kings Food Market Multiple Locations kingsfoodmarkets.com

2 Sergio & Company 28 Broadway Denville 973.627.1043 sergioandco.com

3 Whole Foods Multiple Locations wholefoodsmarket. com

BYO RESTAURANT

2 Thatcher McGhee’s 53 Broadway Denville 973.586.3377 31 Passaic Ave Fairfield 973.227.4938 thatchermcghees.com 3 Gourmet Café 136 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 973.316.0088 gourmetcafenj.com 3 St. James’ Gate 167 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.378.2222 stjamesgatepublick house.com

BARBECUE 1 Minuteman BBQ 990 Mt Kemble Ave. Morristown 973.425.9798 mmbarbecue.com

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2 Hot Rods 175 N. Main St. Wharton 973.361.5050 hotrodsbbq.com 3 Bluff City BBQ 21 Midland Ave. Montclair 973.744.4657 bluffcitybbqnj.com 3 Oink and Moo BBQ 54 Broadway Florham Park 973.845.6101 oinkandmoobbq.com 3 Pepes BBQ 977 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange 973.736.1567 pepesbbq.com

BREAKFAST 1 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com

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2 Anthony’s Cheesecake 71 Washington St. Bloomfield 973.415.8885 anthonyscheesecake.com

1 Anthony’s Cheesecake 71 Washington St. Bloomfield 973.415.8885 anthonyscheese cake.com

3 Carver’s in Denville 38 1st Ave. Denville 862.209.1464 carversdenville.weebly. com

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BURGERS 1 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 2 Zinburger 1900 Route 10 Morris Plains 973.998.9766 zinburgereast.com 3 Committed Pig 28 W. Park Pl. Morristown 862.260.9292 thecommittedpig.com

CATERER 1 Food Company Catering 32 Littell Rd. East Hanover 973.887.8870 foodcompany catering.com

3 Schwind’s 115 Route 46 West Rockaway 973.627.0956 schwinds.com

1 Billy and Madeline’s Red Room 60 Parsippany Rd. Whippany 973.739.0031 billysredroom.com

3 Spice Thai Cuisine 26 Belleville Ave. Bloomfield 973.748.0056 spicethainj.com

2 Chester Meat Market 27 W. Main St. Chester 908.879.7523 chestermeatmarket. com

3 Olive Tree Marketplace 3130 Route 10 West Denville 973.361.9900 olivetreemarketplace. com

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2 Portofino’s 29 Mills St. Morristown 973.540.0026 portofinosrestaurant. com

3 Flying Meatballs 110 Route 10 East Hanover 973.884.8600 flyingmeatballs market.com 3 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 3 Summit & Main 1 W. Main St. Denville 973.625.1066 summitandmainnj. com

CHINESE RESTAURANT 1 Hunan Taste 67 Bloomfield Ave. Denville 973.625.2782 hunantaste.com 2 Shanghai Jazz 24 Main St. Madison 973.822.2899 shanghaijazz.com 3 King’s Palace 9 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.8000 kingpalacedenville. com 3 Lin’s Palace 40 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.993.8668

COFFEE SHOP 1 Mara’s Café 25 East Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 2 Smart World Coffee 2 Broadway Denville 973.627.1600 74 South St. Morristown 973.359.9800 smartworldcoffee. com 3 Boonton Coffee 516 Main St. Boonton 862.261.0228 boontoncoffee.com

1 Summit & Main 1 W. Main St. Denville 973.625.1066 summitandmainnj.com

You can get 11 different types of cheese steaks at Summit & Main in addition to just about any other type of sandwich your heart desires. (The speciality sandwiches are named after areas of Denville, which is a nice touch.) Catering and platters are also available here, allowing you to order what you need for the big game or party. In a hurry? Call ahead and have your order ready upon arrival.

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1 3130 State Route 10 W., Denville, 973.361.8000, alexisdinernj.com

1 Denville Diner 17 Broadway Denville 973.625.3133 denvillediner.com

2 Paul’s Diner 320 Route 26 East Mountain Lakes 973.627.4983 paulsfamilydiner.com

1 Florham Park Diner 182 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park 973.966.1008 florhamparkdiner.com

2 Whippany Diner 417 Route 10 East Whippany 973.428.5054 whippanydiner.com

Now in its eighth year, the Denville Farmers Market has 25 vendors ranging from local farms to purveyors of artisan products. Bring your reusable bag and stock up on organic produce from Circle Brook Farm, fresh trail mix from Lakeside Maple, poultry from Griggstown Farm or treats from Sweet-Niche Bake Shop, to name just a few of the fresh and local offerings. The market is open every Sunday during the summer and every other Sunday during the winter months.

R E S TA U R A N T S

This classic New Jersey diner offers huge portions at reasonable prices, but what really keeps people coming back is the wait staff: Fast and friendly is the norm. Daily specials are also available if you have trouble choosing something off of their vast Greek-inspired menu. One dish that always earns raves? The French toast.

1 Denville Farmers Market Bloomfield Avenue parking lot, Denville denvillefarmersmarket.com

2 Morris Plains Merchant’s Block (next to Model Railroad Club Building) Morris Plains 973.538.0325 3 Millburn Main & Essex Streets Millburn 973.379.2341 downtownmillburn.org/events/ farmers-market 3 Route 10 Farmers Market 577 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston 973.994.2224 3 Sun High Orchards 19 Canfield Ave. Randolph 973.584.4734 sunhigh.com

DONUTS 1 Beignets 45 Broadway Denville 862.209.1700 beignetsnj.com

GLUTEN-FREE GOODIES 1 Mo’Pweeze Bakery 32 Broadway Denville 973.627.2300 mopweezebakery.com 2 Gluten Free Gloriously 267 Main Ave. Stirling 908.647.7337 glutenfreegloriously. com 3 Plum Bakery 179 Glenridge Ave. Montclair 973.509.7586 plumonpark.com 3 Squirrel & The Bee 515 Millburn Ave. Short Hills 973.376.4888 squirrelandthebee.com

GREEK RESTAURANT 1 Twelve Islands Greek Taverna 1255 Valley Rd. Stirling 908.647.2193 12islandsgreektaverna. com 2 Randolph Diner 517 Route 10 Randolph 973.328.2400 therandolphdiner.com 2 Theodora’s 336 S. Main Street Wharton 973.989.8363 theodorasrestaurant pizza.com

ICE CREAM 1 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com

2 Lake Hiawatha Dairy 79 N. Beverwyck Rd. Lake Hiawatha 973.316.6686 dairylakehiawatha.com 3 Denville Dairy 34A Broadway Denville 973.627.4214 denvilledairy.com

INDIAN RESTAURANT 1 Caffe Delhi 276 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.3888 caffedelhidenville.com

2 Bollywood Grill 435 N. Beverwyck Rd. Parsippany 973.257.1444 bollywoodgrill.net

3 Caffé NaVona 147 Route 46 Rockaway 973.627.1606 caffenavona.com

2 Chand Palace 257 Littleton Rd. Parsippany 973.334.5444 chandpalace.com

KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

ITALIAN DELI 1 Sergio & Company 28 Broadway Denville 973.627.1043 sergioandco.com

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1 Cinnamon 2920 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.734.0040 cinnamonindian restaurant.com

1 Portofino’s 29 Mills St. Morristown 973.540.0026 portofinosrestaurant. com

1 Pakwaan Indian Restaurant 794 Route 46 West Parsipanny 973.396.8070 pakwaannj.com

2 Guerriero’s 162 South St. Morristown 973.267.5055 guerrieros.com

1 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 2 Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine 309 Main St. Boonton 973.334.0102 3 Tiff’s Grill & Ale House 231 Speedwell Ave. Morris Plains 973.290.9777 tiffsmorrisplains.com

MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1 Don Jose 200 Route 10 West East Hanover 973.781.0155 124 Route 46 East Netcong 973.527.7330 donjosemexican.com 2 El Mejicano 36 First Ave. Denville 973.586.7000 6 Wall St. Rockaway 862.209.4435 mejicanorestaurant. com 2 Riviera Maya 116 Route 46 East Rockaway 862.209.1999 rivieramayanj.com 3 Aztec Authentic Mexican Restaurant 35 Perry St. Chester 908.888.2111 aztecmexican restaurant.com

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ROMANTIC RESTAURANT 1 RESTAURANT LORENA’S 168 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, 973.763.4460, restaurantlorena.com

FOOD

This upscale Maplewood BYOB keeps people coming back thanks to the warm, inviting atmosphere, impeccable service and seasonally inspired French menu. Popular starters include Warm Lump Crabmeat and Mushroom Crepe (one of the chef’s signature dishes) and the Hand Rolled Ricotta Cavatelli. Dinner options include Dijon and Brioche Encrusted Rack of Lamb and Alaskan Halibut. The restaurant takes reservations up to one month in advance and books up quickly, so plan ahead for your next special night out. 2 Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen 110 South St. Morristown 973.644.3180 jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com

SUSHI 1 SUSHI HANA 15 Route 10 East, Succasunna, 973.598.8999, sushihananj.com

Inventive, delicious Japanese cuisine can be found at Sushi Hana in the form of sushi, sashimi, creative salads and specialty rolls. Catering and the option to rent out a private room are perks, in addition to their weekly specials. Sundays offer half-priced regular rolls and hand rolls, and Thursdays bring half-priced hibachi dinners. 2 Laku Sushi 30 Lafayette Ave. Morristown 973.998.7755 lakusushi.com

3 Sogo Sushi House 248 Route 46 West Denville 973.784.4981 sogo.cc

ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD SHOP 1 Grassroots Natural Market 20 First Ave. Denville 973.627.5440 grassrootsnatural market.com

PIZZA 1 Denville Pizza 20 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 973.625.4321 denvillepizza.com 2 Star Tavern 400 High St. Orange 973.675.3336 startavern.net 3 Mancino’s 490 E. Main St. Denville 862.209.4751 mancinositalian.com 3 Nonna’s 176 Columbia Tpke. Florham Park 973.410.0030 nonnaspizzaflorham park.com

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2 Luzzi’s Hibernia Inn 439 Green Pond Rd. Rockaway 973.625.5224 luzzishiberniainn.com 2 Xunta Tapas Espana 392 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.0733 xuntatapas.net

SCENIC VIEW RESTAURANT 1 McLoone’s Boathouse 9 Cherry Lane West Orange 862.252.7108 mcloonesboathouse. com

STEAK HOUSE 1 Arthur’s Tavern 700 Speedwell Ave. Morris Plains 973.455.9705 arthurstavern.com 1 Rails Steakhouse 10 Whitehall Rd. Towaco 973.335.0006 railssteakhouse.com 2 The Stirling Hotel 227 Main Ave. Stirling 908.647.6919 thestirlinghotel.com

TAPAS 1 Xunta Tapas Espana 392 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell 973.226.0733 xuntatapas.net

TEA SHOP 1 Mara’s Café 25 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.0901 281 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.682.9200 marascafe.com 1 Sally Lunn’s 15 Perry St. Chester 908.879.7731 sallylunns.com

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 1 Veggie Heaven 57 Bloomfield Ave. Denville 973.586.7800 veggieheavennj.com 2 Vital Dining 387 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.655.9500 vitaldining.com 3 Café Metro 60 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 973.625.1055 thecafemetro.com

2 Empanada Guy* 568 Park Ave. Freehold 732.333.0082 empanadaguy.com * not located in Morris or Essex counties

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1 Old Mill Tavern 55 Route 24 Chester 908.879.5027 2 Thatcher McGhee’s 53 Broadway Denville 973.586.3377 31 Passaic Ave. Fairfield 973.227.4938 thatchermcghees.com

COOKING CLASS 1 Kings Food Markets Multiple Locations kingsfoodmarkets.com 1 ShopRite Multiple Locations shoprite.com

1 Portofino’s 29 Mills St. Morristown 973.540.0026 portofinosrestaurant. com 2 Uptown Art 28 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 862.209.1717 50 Upper Montclair Plz. Montclair 973.487.6347 uptownart.com

HORSEBACK RIDING 1 Seaton Hackney Stables 440 South St. Morristown 973.644.3355 seatonhackney.com

ICE SKATING 1 Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave. Morristown 973.590.2909 morrisparks.net

KIDS’ PARTIES 1 Jumpnasium 204 Passaic Ave. Fairfield 973.808.1700 jumpnasiumparty.com 2 Toys with Love 95 W. Main St. Chester 908.879.1380 toyswithlove.com 3 iKandi Images Party Studio 125 Main St. Chester 908.955.7073 ikandiimages.com

MARTINIS 1 Second Half on Main 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.784.4040 secondhalfonmain.com

SUMMER CAMP 1 MCPC Adventures in Nature Multiple Locations 973.635.6629 1 YMCA Multiple Locations njymca.org

THEATER 1 Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South St. Morristown 973.539.0345 mayoarts.org 2 SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) One SOPAC Way South Orange 973.313.2787 sopacnow.org 3 NJ Performing Arts Center 1 Center St. Newark 888.466.5722 njpac.org

2 Coda Kitchen & Bar 177 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.327.2247 codamaplewood.com 2 Sogo Sushi House 248 Route 46 West Denville 973.784.4981 sogo.cc

MUSEUM 1 Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown 973.971.3700 morrismuseum.org 2 Newark Museum 49 Washington St. Newark 973.596.6544 newarkmuseum.org

2 Aspen Ice 16 Aspen Dr. Randolph 973.927.9122 aspenicearena.com

3 Historic Speedwell 333 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.285.6550 morristourism.org

IRISH PUB

NATURE CENTER

1 Thatcher McGhee’s 53 Broadway Denville 973.586.3377 31 Passaic Ave. Fairfield 973.227.4938 thatchermcghees.com

1 Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Blvd. Chatham 973.635.6629 morrisparks.net

ZOO 1 TURTLE BACK ZOO 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973.731.5800 turtlebackzoo.com

Revamped and expanded in recent years, the Turtle Back Zoo is home to a wide array of animals such as lions, bears, giraffes, penguins and stingrays (which you can even pet thanks to the touch tank). Knowledgeable staffers are always available to offer interesting insight on the animals, and the playground, carousel and train are big hits with the little ones too. When you’re done with the exhibits, why not try the new TreeTop Adventure Course, an aerial obstacle course and zip line for adults and kids over age 6?

HIKING TRAIL 1 PYRAMID MOUNTAIN NATURAL HISTORIC AREA

472 Boonton Ave., Montville, 973.334.3130, morrisparks.net

Pyramid Mountain has rugged trails, fields, forests, rock outcroppings, waterfalls and wetlands, so visitors get to enjoy a wide range of geological and ecological experiences while hiking here. One scenic overlook even features views of the New York City skyline! Before you embark on your hike, stop by the visitor’s center for trail maps and interactive educational exhibits. 2 Patriot’s Path 270 Mendham Rd. Morristown morrisparks.net 2 Schiff Nature Preserve 339 Pleasant Valley Rd. Mendham 973.543.6004 schiffnaturepreserve.org

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2 St. James’ Gate 167 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.378.2222 stjamesgatepublick house.com

2 Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area 472 Boonton Ave. Montville 973.334.3130 morrisparks.net

NIGHTLIFE

3 Revolution 9 South St. Morristown 973.455.0033 revolutionmorristown. com

2 Dublin Pub 4 Pine St. Morristown 973.538.1999 dublinpubmorristown. com

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ACTIVEWEAR 1 Fleet Feet Sports 603 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.509.9707 fleetfeetsports.com 1 Golf4Her 9 Broadway Denville 973.343.2852 golf4her.com

BIKE SHOP 1 Montclair Bikery 145 Valley Rd. Montclair 973.744.7252 montclairbikery.com 2 Marty’s Reliable Cycle 173 Speedwell Ave. Morristown 973.538.7773 1164 Route 10 Randolph 973.584.7773 martysreliable.com

BOOK STORE 1 Barnes & Noble 375 Route 10 East Ledgewood 975.252.9300 112 Eisenhower Pkwy. Livingston 973.758.1310 1940 Route 10 West Morris Plains 973.644.9482 barnesandnoble.com 2 [words] Bookstore 179 Maplewood Ave. Maplewood 973.763.9500 wordsbookstore.com 2 Old Book Shop 4 John St. Morristown 973.538.1210

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 1 Say I Do Bridal Boutique 569 Bloomfield Ave. Verona 973.227.7722 sayidobridals.com 2 Sisters Bridal* 70 Outerwater Ln. Garfield 973.340.2233 sistersbtq.com 3 Bella Sposa 318 Route 46 West Denville 973.625.4747 3 I Do I Do 25 South St. Morristown 973.998.6215 idoido.com

CAR DEALER 1 Acura of Denville 3109 Route 10 East Denville 973.361.2626 acuraofdenville.com

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CONSIGNMENT/ VINTAGE CLOTHING 1 Restyle Renew 5 Broadway Denville 973.983.8100 restylerenew.com 2 Once Upon a Child 137 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.287.6321 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.659.3355 onceuponachild.com 3 B. Savvy 176 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland 973.226.8800 bsavvyboutique.com

FABRIC SHOP 1 Cooke Furniture Design and Upholstery Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign.com 2 Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts 1272 Route 27 Colonia 732.381.9344 281-28 Route 10 East Succasunna 973.927.1890, joann.com

FINE JEWELRY 1 Walter Bauman Jewelers 653 Eagle Rock Ave. West Orange 973.731.3155 734 Morris Tpke. Short Hills 973.376.0036 walterbauman.com 2 Michael Anthony Jewelers 586 Passaic Ave. West Caldwell 973.226.2726 michaelanthonyjewelers.com 2 Nancy & David Fine Jewels 266 Essex St. Millburn 973.912.9640 nancyanddavid.com 3 Bilori Jewelers 23 Diamond Spring Rd. Denville 973.664.1995 bilorijewelers.com

FLORIST 1 FLOWERS BY CANDLE-LITE 559 E. Main St., Denville 973.625.0010, floristindenvillenj.com

This “mom and pop” shop has been serving the area since 1968, providing gorgeous flower arrangements for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays, funerals or even just because. The staff is extremely accommodating, and customers rave about the creative arrangements that actually last longer than a few days. 2 Broadway Floral 14 Broadway Denville 973.625.2772 broadwayfloralandgifts.com 2 Netcong Village Florists 49 Main St. Netcong 973.453.2835 netcongvillageflorist.co

CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 1

ONCE UPON A CHILD

137 Route 46 West, Fairfield, 973.287.6321 477 Route 10 East, Randolph, 973.659.3355 onceuponachild.com

Each shop in this national chain of children’s resale stores is independently operated, but they are all known for selling mostly brand-name clothes for up to 70 percent off original retail prices. Even greater deals can be had at their back-to-school sales and through other promotions, such as their “texting program,” where you receive a message whenever there is a new deal or sale. And just for signing up, you can receive $5 off your next purchase. So swing by if you need high-quality clothes (or toys or equipment) for your kids, for less. 2 Handcrafters 45 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.992.6270 handcrafters.com 3 Denim & Daisies 8 Broadway Denville 973.331.9009 denimndaisies.com

3 John Herold Jewelers 1201 Sussex Tpke. Randolph 973.895.5664 johnheroldjewelers.com

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1 Shala 343 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.467.7855 shalas.com 2 Safevieh Home Furnishings 442 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston 973.629.5800 safaviehhome.com

MALL

1 Short Hills Mall 1200 Morris Tpke. Short Hills 973.376.7350 shopshorthills.com 2 Rockaway Townsquare Mall 301 Mount Hope Ave. Rockaway 973.361.4071 simon.com 3 Livingston Mall 112 Eisenhower Pkwy. Livingston 973.994.9391 simon.com

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER 1 Mendham Garden Center Route 24 Mendham 973.543.4178 Route 206

2 Kork and Barrel 11 Broadway Denville 973.957.0990 korkandbarrel.com

3 Dover Sport Center 242 Route 46 East Dover 973.366.3133 doversport.com

1 Well Bred 641 Shunpike Rd. Chatham 973.377.4606 25 Main St. Chester 908.879.6569 wellbredonline.com

2 Shala 343 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.467.7855 shalas.com

3 Fleet Feet Sports 603 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.509.9707 fleetfeetsports.com

SHOPPING DESTINATION/ MULTIPLE STORES

STATIONERY

2 Winky’s Pet Boutique 92 Main St. Chester 908.955.4211 winkyspetboutique.com

1 Downtown Denville Denville 973.625.8300 denvillenj.org

Chester 908.879.5020 mendhamgardencenter. com

PET BOUTIQUE

3 Morris County Pet Supply 99 Route 46 Rockaway 973.625.4436 morriscountypetsupply.com

SHOPPING DESTINATION/ SINGLE STORE 1 Faith & Begorra 40 Broadway Denville 973.625.0070 faithandbegorra.com 2 Just Jersey 163 South St. Morristown 973.590.2820 justjerseygoods.com

2 Shoppes at Union Hill 3056 Route 10 West Denville theshoppesatunionhill.com

SPORTS SHOP 1 Golf4Her 9 Broadway Denville 973.343.2852 golf4her.com

2 Dick’s Sporting Goods 240 Route 10 West East Hanover 973.428.0889 387 Mount Hope Ave. Rockaway 973.659.1950 dickssportinggoods.com

1 Paper Ribbon and Wrap Short Hills 646.389.9567 paperribbonandwrap.com 2 The Paper Store 3197 Route 46 Parsipanny 973.334.8951 301 Mount Hope Ave. Rockaway 973.366.0051 thepaperstore.com

SWIMWEAR

SHOPPING

FURNITURE STORE

TOYS 1 Once Upon a Child 137 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.287.6321 477 Route 10 East Randolph 973.659.3355 onceuponachild.com 2 Write on Gifts 20 Broadway Denville 973.625.2120 writeongifts.com 3 Tons of Toys 64 Main St. Madison 973.507.9774

WOMEN’S FASHION 1 Restyle Renew 5 Broadway Denville 973.983.8100 restylerenew.com

1 California Beach Hut 1 Broadway Denville 973.625.9155 californiabeachhut.com

2 Charlotte’s Web 8 Whitehall Rd. Towaco 973.692.9900 charlotteswebtowaco.com

2 Johari 465 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair 973.744.8070 joharionline.com

3 Robin’s Closet Boutique 715 Main St. Boonton 973.335.4015 robinscloset.boutique

HOME BOUTIQUE 1 SHALA 343 Millburn Ave., Millburn, 973.467.7855, shalas.com

Shopping in Millburn? Stopping by Shala is a must. Its unique items range from boxes and jewelry to dishes and furniture and will have your home looking one-of-a-kind. It’s also a great place to find a gift for someone special, and if you’re not in Millburn, don’t worry—you’ll find something you love at their online shop.

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2 Surprises in Store 25 Broadway Denville 973.625.2445 surprisesinstore. blogspot.com

3 Bee & Thistle 89 Baker St. Maplewood 973.763.3166 beeandthistlegifts.com

3 Funhouse Designs 6 E. Main St. Mendham 973.543.6429 funhousefurnishings.com

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1 Greg David Salon 32 Scotland Rd. Orange 973.766.1394

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3 Panico 763 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell 973.364.9600 panico.com

2 Stella Valentine Salon 59 East Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com

DAY SPA 1 Urban Muse 82 Broadway Denville 973.627.3455 theurbanmuse.com 2 Depasquale the Spa Route 10 East Plaza 4 Morris Plains 973.538.3811 depasqualethespa.com

DENTIST 1 Rauchberg Dental Group 199 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 973.233.4603 rauchberg.com 2 Shari L. Summers (Livingston Pediatric Dental) 315 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.992.5555 livingstonpediatricdental.com 3 Advanced Family Dentistry 259 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 973.263.7300 smileonnj.com

FACIAL 1 Etoile Cosmetic Medicine Studio 1247 Sussex Tpk. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com 2 Urban Muse 82 Broadway Denville 973.627.3455 theurbanmuse.com

2 Hand and Stone 640 Shunpike Rd. Chatham 973.236.1200 3130 Route 10 West Denville Commons Denville 973.547.3600 118 Headquarters Plz. Morristown 973.998.8055 handandstone.com

PILATES STUDIO 1 ALIGN WELLNESS STUDIO 10 E. Willow St., Millburn, 973.376.4166 align-wellness-studio.com

From the welcoming atmosphere to the experienced instructors, Align Wellness Studio does a top-notch job helping clients gain strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness. Pilates classes for adults, teens and tweens are offered in addition to nutrition advice, massage and special workshops.

FITNESS CENTER/ GYM 1 Pinnacle Athletic Development 915 Edwards Rd. Parsippany 973.396.8000 pinnacleathletic.com 2 Full Time Fitness 17 Bank St. Morristown 973.401.9000 fulltimefit.com 3 Montville & Parsippany Adventure Bootcamp 33 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany 908.220.1967 movetolive.wordpress.com

HAIR REMOVAL 1 Etoile Cosmetic Medicine Studio 1247 Sussex Tpke. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com 2 Wax Den 562 Kingsland St. Nutley 973.542.8442 3 European Wax Center Multiple Locations waxcenter.com

INDOOR CYCLING 1 Flywheel Sports 351 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.232.6476 flywheelsports.com 1 Soulcycle 800 Morris Tpke. Short Hills 908.206.1300

MAKEUP APPLICATION

2 The Pilates Barre of New Jersey 22 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville 973.625.1100 thepilatesbarreofnew jersey.com 3 Club Pilates* 525 Cedar Hill Ave. Wyckoff 201.447.2500 clubpilates.com

Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com 2 Beauty Artist Group 350 Millburn Ave. Millburn 973.687.4878 beautyartistgroup.com 3 Makeup by Dana Marie 908.914.7574 makeupbydanamarie.com

MANI/PEDI 1 Le’s Nails 308 Route 15 Sout Wharton 973.328.7888

MASSAGE 1 Finding Balance 124 Morris Tpke. Randolph 862.234.1245 findingbalancenj.com 2 Urban Muse 82 Broadway Denville 973.627.3455 theurbanmuse.com

1 Stella Valentine Salon 59 East Mill Rd.

BARBER 1 GREG DAVID SALON 32 Scotland Rd., Orange,973.766.1394

A shampoo and head massage before getting your hair cut is the norm at the Greg David Salon. Professionalism and on-time appointments are also things clients have grown accustomed to here. No matter what kind of hair you have, the stylists will make sure you leave happy. You can even make an appointment on their Facebook page.

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2 Panico 763 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell 973.364.9600 panico.com

3 Hand and Stone 640 Shunpike Rd. Chatham 973.236.1200 3130 Route 10 West Denville Commons Denville 973.547.3600 118 Headquarters Plz. Morristown 973.998.8055 handandstone.com

MEDSPA 1 Etoile Cosmetic Medicine Studio 1247 Sussex Tpke. Randolph 973.668.9106 etoilestudio.com 2 Mecca Integrated Medical 333 Route 46 West Fairfield 973.943.4300 meccamedical.com 3 The Peer Group 124 Columbia Tpke. Florham Park 973.532.5100 peergroupnj.com

PHARMACY 1 Pink’s Pharmacy 1250 Sussex Tpke. Mt. Freedom 973.895.4900 pinkspharmacy.wordpress. com

PHYSICAL THERAPY 1 Joint Care Physical Therapy and Fitness Center 30 Vreeland Rd. Florham Park 973. 852.3342 florhamparkphysical therapy.com 2 Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute 95 Mt. Kemble Ave. Morristown 973.971.4481 atlantichealth.org

3 JAG Physical Therapy 622 Eagle Rock Ave. West Orange 973.669.0078 244 Route 46 Fairfield 862.702.3420 240 Cedar Knolls Rd. Hanover 973.998.8100 jagpt.com 3 The Wellness Center of Northwest Jersey 765 Route 10 East Randolph 973.895.2003 thewellnesscenternwj.com

SALON 1 Stella Valentine Salon 59 East Mill Rd. Long Valley 908.876.0001 stellavalentinesalon.com 2 Panico 763 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell 973.364.9600 panico.com 3 Greg David Salon 32 Scotland Rd. Orange 973.766.1394

YOGA STUDIO 1 South Street Yoga 58B South St. Morristown 973.879.8232 southstreetyoga.com 2 Three Birds Yoga 177 Columbia Tpke. Florham Park 973.377.3332 threebirdsyogastudio.com 3 Ignite Yoga Studio 19 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston 973.865.5668 igniteyoganj.com

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1 COOKE FURNITURE DESIGN Morristown, 908.451.0132, cookefurnituredesign.com

Is your favorite chair looking a little too well-loved? Have it re-upholstered at Cooke Furniture Design & Upholstery, which has been doing top-notch residential and commercial work including custom furnishings and window treatments for the past 25 years. Customers say this shop can fix (or create) just about anything—like turning a fave fabric into a headboard or making an ottoman to match an existing chair.

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READER WRITE-INS

PERSONAL SERVICES

2 Schichtel Restorations 10 New St., Morristown, 973.605.8818, schichtelrestorations.com

HOME

FURNITURE REPAIR

GIFT SHOPS 1 Kork and Barrel 11 Broadway Denville 973.957.0990 korkandbarrel.com 2 Dash of Thyme 49 Broadway Denvile 973.453.6200 dashofthyme.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS 1 Cooke Furniture Design Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign. com

DOG DAYCARE 1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd. Morristown 973.539.0377 2 Barks Bed & Biscuit 267 Route 46 Denville 973.625.2200 barksbedandbiscuit.com 3 K-9 Resorts 1275 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield 973.244.7387 22 Prospect St. Madison 973.822.2273 k9resorts.com

DOG TRAINING 1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd. Morristown 973.539.0377 2 Paws-itive Experience Pet Services 114 Beach St. Rockaway 973.625.2495 trainadog.com

EVENT PLANNER 1 KJM Design 26 Manger Rd. West Orange 973.454.7845

INTERIOR DESIGN 1 Barnwood by the Batch 331 Green St. Boonton 973.865.6905

2 Cooke Furniture Design Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign.com 2 Pendleton Designs 914 Mt. Kemble Ave. Morristown 973.650.6573 pendletondesigns 3 A&R Interiors 27 E. Main St. Denville 973.625.8950 arinterior.com

PAINT STORE 1 Painten Place 150 E. Main St Denville 973.627.4050 paintenplace.benmoore paints.com

PET BOARDING 1 Morris Animal Inn 120 Sand Spring Rd. Morristown 973.539.0377 2 K-9 Resorts 1275 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield 973.244.7387 22 Prospect St. Madison 973.822.2273 k9resorts.com 3 Barks Bed & Biscuit 267 Route 46 Denville 973.625.2200 barksbedandbiscuit.com

PHOTOGRAPHER 1 Stacy Mae Photography stacymaephotography.com 2 Captured by Renee 3138 Route 10 West Denville 973.954.2584 capturedbyrenee.biz 3 Laura Short Photography 862.701.2947 laurashort.com

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER 1 Ready Set Organize New Vernon 973.818.4728 ready-set-organize.com 2 Morris Organizers 95 W. Main St. Chester 973.531.7391 morrisorganizers.com

TOWN CAR/LIMO SERVICE 1 Broadway Elite 17 Farinella Dr. East Hanover 973.515.8808 broadway-elite.com 1 Metropolitan Limousine 203.323.6008 metropolitanlimousine service.com

TREE TRIMMER 1 Seneca Tree Service Denville 973.627.6378 senecatreeservice.com

2 Window Works 38 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston 973.535.5860 windowworks-nj.com

2 Alpine Tree Morristown 973.964.7798 alpinetreellc.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN/ PRINTING

UPHOLSTERY 1 Cooke Furniture Design Morristown 908.451.0132 cookefurnituredesign.com

VETERINARY CENTER 1 Werner Animal Hospital 659 Route 53 Morris Plains 973.530.1433 wernerah.com 2 Community Animal Hospital 921 Route 53 Morris Plains 973.267.4220 communityanimalhosp.com 3 Andover Animal Hospital* 243 Newton Sparta Rd. Andover 973.940.2276 andoveranimalhospital.com

WEDDING DJ 1 DBoy Entertainment 973.650.9426 dboyent.com 2 Global Productions 3 Theatre Centre Sparta 800.711.2161 globalprodj.com

1 KJM Design 26 Manger Rd. West Orange 973.454.7845 kjmdesign.com

DIETITIAN 1 Monica Hansen— Shop Rite of Greater Morristown 178 E. Hanover Ave. Cedar Knolls 973.829.6830

BANK 1 Highlands State Bank 55 Broadway Denville 973.453.3428 highlandsstatebank. com

HYPNOTHERAPY 1 Luxe Life Hypnosis 5 E. Main St. Denville 973.512.4377 luxelifehypnosis.com

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NEW KNEES, PLEASE! TODAY’S ROBOTIC REPLACEMENTS SET A HIGHER BAR FOR ACCURACY—AND CAN EVEN BE REVISED IN MID-PROCEDURE. JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY, is more accurate in matching the implant to the knee’s original which not long ago seemed the structures, he explains. “There province of the old and frail, has are six different degrees of become active baby boomers’ movement,” says the doctor. “With secret weapon, helping them the help of the robotic arm, we are stay on—or get back to—the able to individualize everyone’s tennis court or the jogging path. knee replacement. We can One research study suggests develop and execute a plan with that the number of total knee incredible precision.” replacements performed annually Before surgery, the operating in the United States will grow team takes a CT (computed by 673 percent, to 3.48 million tomography) scan of the knee procedures, by 2030. Knee joint. That scan is used to replacement surgery has even generate a 3D model of the gone robotic. patient’s unique anatomy. This A recently developed model is uploaded into the MAKO technology called MAKOplasty System software, and from it the was approved for partial knee surgeon creates a personalized replacement surgery several preoperative plan. years ago, and in 2015 the FDA Inside the operating room, the also approved it for full knee software helps the surgeon stay replacement. This year Saint Barnabas Medical Center became within the preoperative plan. If plans change during an operation, the first hospital in northern based on unexpected anatomical New Jersey to perform the full findings, the robot is ready to replacement surgery. Michael change as well. “During the Rieber, M.D., an orthopedic procedure the surgeon who corobot is always directs the Joint tracking the Institute at Saint implant’s placement,” Barnabas Medical Dr. Rieber says. “It can Center, has now see where it might not done both full and be balanced right or partial procedures, you might need more and he says patients rotation. You get instant with each have had real-time feedback on “excellent, incredible placement with that success.” ability to adjust through Robotic replacement surgery Michael Rieber, M.D. the procedure.”

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BRAIN SURGERY with pinpoint accuracy A TECHNOLOGY CALLED “STEALTH” HELPS NEUROSURGEONS LOCATE TUMORS MORE PRECISELY.

Otakar Hubschmann, M.D.

FEW MEDICAL PROCEDURES ARE AS DELICATE as brain surgery. Precision is paramount, particularly when it comes to removing a tumor, in order to avoid damage to any surrounding brain tissue. Now a new system, available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, offers the very latest way to pinpoint the exact location of a tumor inside the human skull. It is called the Medtronic StealthStation S8, and it uploads magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, processes them through computer software and guides the neurosurgeon to the exact location on the skull through which to operate. This precision means the surgeon can make smaller incisions in the skull and cut a smaller hole in the brain’s own covering to remove the tumor. This “Stealth” technology uses what the manufacturer calls “a combination of hardware, software, tracking algorithms, image data merging and specialized instruments.” The result? Patients are at lower risk for complications, recover more quickly and can leave the hospital in remarkably short order. This summer Otakar Hubschmann, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, became one of the first surgeons at the medical center to use the new system. “I operated on a Saturday, removing a tumor about the size of a lime,” he recalls. “The patient went home Sunday evening perfectly fine, with no issues.” Until such “brain mapping” technology came online, surgeons had to cut an inverted U-shaped flap in the scalp, then drill multiple holes and remove a small portion of the skull to see exactly where the tumor was. The Stealth computer matches the uploaded MRI with the patient’s skull on the surgical bed, and the software calculates the location of the tumor and shines an infrared pointer to the point on the skull where the surgeon can best gain access. Dr. Hubschmann needs a much smaller incision, instead of the much larger curved cut, and he reports that this smaller cut heals more rapidly, with less scarring. He drills just one hole in the skull instead of four and makes a small cut in the brain covering. He calls it minimally invasive, minimal access surgery. “What used to take eight hours of surgery is now done in about an hour,” he says. Besides providing advanced patient care, the new systems are helping to train the neurosurgeons of tomorrow. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is one of just two in New Jersey to offer an accredited neurosurgery residency program. “This is a very difficult accreditation,” says Dr. Hubschmann, the program’s director. “Hospitals need to have the latest technology to train surgeons. I have been doing neurosurgery for over 30 years, and the improvement in technology is unbelievable.”

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PACEMAKERS GO WIRELESS

COMPLICATIONS ARE FEWER WITH A NEW, MORE COMPACT VERSION OF THE HEART-REGULATING DEVICE.

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SO MUCH IN THE WORLD OF ELECTRONICS IS MOVING TO wireless. For computers, music systems, phones and other items, the days of connecting wires are going away. And health care is no different. A wireless pacemaker, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, is giving some heart patients a new and better way to correct a faulty heart rhythm. Marc Roelke, M.D., director of Electrophysiology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, prefers the term “leadless” to wireless, because “leads” is the term used for the wires that connect the pacemaker generator (with its battery and computer programming) to the heart muscle. With conventional pacemakers, the generator—as big as a wristwatch—is implanted under the skin in the upper chest near the shoulder, and one to three lead wires run through blood vessels to positions implanted in the heart and deliver the electrical pulses that regulate heartbeat. The new device, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, is made by Medtronic. It’s about the size of a quarter, and Medtronic claims it is the world’s smallest pacemaker. All the components are contained within the Micra, which is inserted through a catheter that is threaded from the femoral vein in the leg up to the right ventricle, the lower right chamber of the heart. It attaches to the heart wall by small tines. Its battery lasts 10 to 12 years, the same as those of conventional pacemakers. In a study of clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine, leadless pacing with Micra had 51 percent fewer major complications, such as infection, when compared with traditional pacemakers. The study found that up to six months after implantation, 96 percent of patients experienced no major complications, no dislodgements and no infections. And

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Using the Micra for eligible patients helps reduce potential complications. It’s just one of several minimally invasive heart treatments available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

more than 98 percent of patients had stable heartbeats. That is not to say that traditional pacemakers are ineffective. “They are excellent,” says David Dobesh, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, “but they have limitations.” In some patients it can be difficult to connect the battery in the chest to the heart because of other health conditions, previous surgery or anatomical issues. “The beauty of this new device is that it goes through a vein in the leg and bypasses any vein blockages in the upper extremities,” he says. In June, Dr. Roelke became the first doctor at Saint Barnabas Medical Center to implant one of the new devices in a patient. “Micra removes the stigma of having a pacemaker—there is no visible scar and no device protruding in the chest,” says Dr. Roelke. The FDA says the Micra pacemaker is not recommended for patients who have other implanted devices that could interfere with its function—or for those who are severely obese or have an intolerance to materials in the device or to the blood thinner heparin. In addition, patients’ veins must be big enough to accommodate the 7.8-millimeter implant. Dr. Dobesh says the Micra is now approved for any patient who is a candidate for single-lead devices. (In many cases, that means a patient with a slow heart rate and persistent atrial fibrillation.)

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INNOVATIONS IN HEART CARE The wireless pacemaker is just one of several recent advances in minimally invasive heart treatments to be offered at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. n Heart valve repair and replacement surgery can now be done transvenously for suitable patients. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is being performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. n Patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation but cannot tolerate blood thinners prescribed to reduce their stroke risk can now benefit from a new device called the Watchman. It helps prevent blood clots from leaving the heart and potentially causing a stroke. That program began at Saint Barnabas in January 2017, and cardiologists have implanted 25 of the Watchman devices through July, making it possible for some patients to stop taking bloodthinning medications. “We are having very good results with the Watchman,” reports cardiac electrophysiologist David Dobesh, M.D. “All the patients who were eligible to discontinue blood thinners have done so.” Predicts the doctor: “All of these new programs will continue to grow, allowing us to offer these cutting-edge minimally invasive treatment options to help more and more of our patients.”

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FIXING GROWN-UP HEARTS

CONGENITAL DEFECTS ARE OFTEN REPAIRED IN CHILDHOOD, BUT ADULTS CAN SOMETIMES BENEFIT FROM SUCH SURGERY TOO. TODAY’S NONINVASIVE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES can help assure a normal life for many people born with heart defects, and in many cases such repair procedures are performed in infancy or early childhood. But not always. Occasionally people who were treated as children need a cardiac “tune-up” later in life. In other cases, adults have been walking around with heart defects that were not diagnosed when they were young. Fortunately, surgery can help these grownups too, and Sabino R. Torre, M.D., an interventional cardiologist who directs the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, recently treated Sabino R. Torre, M.D. two adult patients in one week:

THE VESSEL THAT WOULDN’T QUIT The first, a 31-year-old woman, was born with patent ductis arteriosus (PDA), in which a blood vessel that forms while the baby is in the womb but is not needed after birth fails to close off as it should. “It should shrivel up after birth, but if it doesn’t it can bring excess blood to the heart,” says Dr. Torre. “Her heart was overloaded and had thickened and enlarged. She also had an aneurysm in the blood vessel. We had to close it.” He did that by inserting a plug in the blood vessel, using a new noninvasive technique that had never been employed before at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

FIXING A HOLE IN THE HEART The second patient was a 21-year-old woman, originally from South America, who went to an urgent care center with chest pains and told the physician there that she had a congenital problem that had never been treated. An echocardiogram revealed an atrial-septal defect, a fairly common condition in which a hole between the two atria—the heart’s upper chambers—fails to close. “The hole was about the size of a quarter,” Dr. Torre says. That puts too much strain on the heart as it tries to circulate blood, and her heart had enlarged because of it. This too was corrected with a plug; it was inserted in the hole intravenously. Each patient spent just one night in the hospital. “Within one week we closed two dramatic defects with outstanding results,” Dr. Torre says. He is quick to credit both the specially trained nurses of the cardiac cath lab and the echocardiologists on his team—Susan Simandl, M.D., director of the echocardiology lab, and Sarah Fan, M.D.—whose work is critical in viewing the heart in real time as he treats it via catheters inserted through the patient’s leg. Structural heart problems are “a major focus for heart disease treatment,” the doctor says, adding that the medical center is investing a lot in the area to stay at the forefront in this field. “Today we’re treating more valve diseases, arterial fibrillation and other complex structural diseases without surgery. We are fixing things we never dreamed of fixing 20 years ago.” TO LEARN ABOUT CARDIAC SERVICES AT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER, PLEASE CALL 973.322.5244 OR GO TO RWJBH.ORG/SBMCHEART. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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‘How are you feeling?’ WHEN THEY ASK YOU THAT AT A NEW FLORHAM PARK MEDICAL OFFICE, THEY MEAN BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY. A MEDICAL OFFICE CONTAINING LOTS of different doctors and specialists—that’s nothing new, really. But a medical facility in Florham Park, recently opened by the Barnabas Health Medical Group, offers something most similar buildings don’t: a behavioral health office staffed with mental health professionals ready to treat psychological or behavioral issues at a moment’s notice. The facility is home to nine internal medicine providers and rotating specialists in cardiology, dermatology and gastroenterology. “Our goal with this office is to provide more integration of behavioral health with primary care,” says Lina Shihabuddin, M.D., chief medical officer of the Behavioral Health Network for the RWJBarnabas Health system. “Having our behavioral health team in the same building will help provide a greater continuum of care for our patients.” That team consists of a psychologist, a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, plus a receptionist and a medical assistant. They will be available for patients of physicians who share the facility, both on a walk-in basis and by appointment. The practitioners will conduct

an initial assessment and then manage treatment, be it medication, therapy or both. “A lot of people who seek health care also have depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, domestic violence or lifechanging events, so the need is high,” Dr. Shihabuddin says. “Now, instead of waiting for a referral, they can go two doors down in the same office space. It’s like one-stop shopping.” That will be especially helpful for the region’s Asian immigrants, as the Saint Barnabas Center for Asian Health also has its office in Florham Park. There is a high rate of undiagnosed depression in this population, and the population often delays seeking professional help until very late, says Su Wang, M.D., M.P.H., medical director for the center. “Elderly Asian women have the highest rates of depression across all ethnic groups. Many older Asians have moved here to help care for grandchildren but are faced with cultural and language barriers,” she says. “They love being with family, but they have been taken out of their comfort zone and feel very isolated. There are also a lot of psychological struggles within families, as parents face cross-cultural parenting

issues. The communication barriers can grow as children become more fluent in English and less so in their native tongue.” Mental health issues are still taboo for many in this population, but the psychologist at the behavioral health center is Pei-Chen Hsu, Ph.D., who is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. She was the director of psychological services at Hamilton-Madison House in New York City, which serves a largely Asian population, and has extensive experience in working with couples, families and youth. “It is very difficult to find therapists who are covered by insurance, and even harder to find someone who can understand unique cultural issues,” Dr. Wang says. “Dr. Hsu will meet a very important need in this area, and her cross-cultural understanding gives her a broad reach, making her a great therapist across all ethnicities.” The Florham Park facility, at 222 Columbia Turnpike, comprises 12,000 square feet of patient care space on one floor, 27 patient exam rooms, an onsite phlebotomy (blood draw) room and ample parking. It is currently open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday mornings.

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COMFORT for cancer patients AS CLINIC FACILITIES ARE RENOVATED, A VOLUNTEER GROUP ADDS AMENITIES—AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS—THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. 46

BEING TREATED FOR CANCER CAN BE an overwhelming experience. Hyla Weiss learned that back in 2011 as she was battling breast cancer. She knew that the treatment she was receiving from Saint Barnabas Medical Center was excellent, but she was convinced the treatment environment could be even more soothing and supportive for patients and their families. And she thought it was time to bring new fashion to the traditional hospital gown. So after she finished treatments, she vowed to take action. She enlisted her friend Suzanne Unger, whose mother had died of breast cancer, and the two created an organization called Comfort Project 360. Its mission: to create a supportive, comforting environment for patients and their loved ones in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Thanks to the Flo Okin Cancer Relief Foundation, Saint Barnabas Medical Center already had the initial funding for a physical remodeling, but Weiss and Unger wanted to take that project “360 degrees” to add better aesthetics, provide “simple comforts” to patients and families and offer wellness programs to help heal mind, body and spirit. The new radiation oncology unit opened in 2013 to great reviews, but Weiss and Unger weren’t finished. “It was well received by patients, families, doctors and hospital staff, so we said, ‘Let’s complete the circle and go on to medical oncology,’ where patients spend a lot of long, hard hours getting chemotherapy infusions,” Unger explains. That unit “hadn’t had a true makeover since it first opened about 20 years ago,” says Michael Scoppetuolo, M.D., chief medical officer for the Saint Barnabas Cancer Center. “Things were getting outdated and needed freshening up.” Before starting, Weiss and Unger also assembled focus groups and interviewed those who would use the space— patients, nurses and doctors—to better understand what they wanted and needed. Work began about 18 months ago. The two waiting areas, hallways and reception areas were completely redesigned and decorated. They include artwork, with inspirational quotes and nature photography provided by the AP photography class at Livingston High School, the Livingston Camera Club and local photographers. “The goal is to change the environment so that it is

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helping body, mind and spirit,” Unger says. “And the photos are one of the most appreciated features.” The hospital has 23 individual infusion rooms, facilitating comfort and privacy. “Most hospitals just divide the spaces with curtains,” Unger says. The next phase of the project is to enhance those rooms by adding more comfortable treatment chairs and guest chairs, nature artwork, motivational quotations, new TVs, cellphone and laptop charging stations and other amenities. That’s the goal of their upcoming fundraising efforts. (See “Raising Funds for the Cause,” at right.) Besides the physical improvements, Comfort Project 360 continues to provide and expand on its patient-focused services. “One of the most beloved is the Comfort Cart,” Unger says. A throwback to the days of hospital candy stripers, the cart is wheeled around the center by volunteers who offer beverages and snacks. “The snacks were chosen based on suggestions by patients and staff of what people would want, and sometimes a piece of chocolate is just what you need,” she says. Snacks are supported by monetary donations, community snack drives and, beginning this summer, ShopRite supermarkets, which are partnering with Comfort Project 360 to help fill the cart. Another program gives all patients a Welcome Bag that includes a blanket to keep them warm during infusion sessions, a deck of cards, fuzzy socks, a word search puzzle book and other items. The hospital gowns have been replaced with plush, comfortable robes. Finally, a program called It’s a Wrap gives scarves to women and hats to men in celebration of the end of their treatment. The changes have had a real effect on patients and staff, Dr. Scoppetuolo says. “I think they make the whole process more comforting and relaxing. Hyla and Suzanne are very motivated women, and they have been nothing but fantastic helping us. They have done a tremendous job—I don’t know how they pull it all together.” From that initial idea, Weiss and Unger and their team have helped raise about $1.6 million in their four years of work. “Both of us are so proud to be at this point,” Weiss says. “But without the community’s support—through donations and volunteering at all age levels—we couldn’t do this.” “The artwork is beautiful,” adds Weiss. “These newly renovated spaces don’t feel like a hospital. They’re very uplifting. And we hope that the work of Comfort Project 360 has made the cancer journey a little easier.”

RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CAUSE

Comfort Project 360’s annual fundraiser will be held November 16. Linda Ross, the owner of a children’s store in West Orange, will receive the group’s Inspirational Journey Award, which is being renamed in memory of Mindy Roth, who was the organization’s creative director. For more information, go to barnabashealth.org/comfortproject360.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

Schools to see: University of North Carolina, Duke University (Durham) Around town: The city was actually created to serve the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was established in 1793 as the first state university in the country. The historic charm can still be felt in the winding streets, stone walls and small shops that surround the school. On bustling Franklin Street, more than 200 restaurants, bars and shops serve the multicultural population. Called “America’s Foodiest Small Town” by Bon Appetit, Chapel Hill is a culinary delight. For a memorable BLT, try Merrit’s Store & Grill. For classic Southern dishes, you can’t go wrong at Crook’s Corner, and for upscale Asian food, try Lantern. Work off your meal by taking a stroll around the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a free popular spot to enjoy the outdoors. The life-size chessboard is a hit with kids. Then take a tour of the Top of the Hill Distillery, which uses local ingredients to make organic spirits. Tar Heels (and college hoops fans in general) won’t want to miss the Carolina Basketball Museum, full of video clips, game balls, uniforms and more. Dare we mention Duke in this paragraph? UNC’s archrival is a mere 20 minutes away, so head to Durham if you’d like to visit the home of the Blue Devils.

BERKELEY, CALIF.

Schools to see: UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University (San Francisco) Around town: Enjoy the sunshine when visiting the University of California, Berkeley. Stroll down Telegraph Avenue to take in the hippie vibe while checking out the eclectic mix of stores, cafés and street vendors. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, after all. Tilden Regional Park is the perfect place to go for a hike. Nature fans will also enjoy the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, a tranquil 34-acre gem located above the main campus in Strawberry Canyon. Also in the hills is the Lawrence Hall of Science, a great place to take curious children. Worn out from all that walking? Take a load off in one of Berkeley’s many coffee shops. Try the Guerilla Café, a cozy spot on Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto. Yes, you read that right. The North Berkeley neighborhood was given that nickname in the late 1970s and is anchored by Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse, the farm-to-table restaurant at the epicenter of the local food movement. Before you leave town, take in the sweeping views from the 307-foot Sather Tower (commonly known as the Campanile) on campus, which is the third-tallest bell and clock tower in the world.

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- TOWN TRIPS BURLINGTON, VT.

Schools to see: Champlain College, University of Vermont Around town: This bustling college town is nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. But let’s get real: The best reason to head this far north in Vermont is to see how ice cream is made and sample fun flavors at the Ben & Jerry’s factory, a quick 30-minute drive east in Waterbury. (The first Ben & Jerry’s shop was in a renovated gas station on the corner of St. Paul and College Street in Burlington. Sadly, it’s no longer there.) But there’s more beyond ice cream. The Church Street Marketplace is a pedestrian mall with historic buildings, interesting shops, cafés and craft vendors. It’s a great place to people-watch and soak up the city’s artsy vibe. Another popular spot is the Burlington Farmers’ Market, held in City Hall Park during warm weather and indoors on St. Paul Street in the colder months. Stock up on locally made treats from Vermont farmers, cheese makers, bread bakers and more. Walk off all that food at the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont, which, incidentally, is one of the nation’s oldest universities, having been chartered in 1791. The museum features more than 20,000 objects that span the history of civilization. Another interesting stop is the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, an aquarium and science center located right on the water. Hungry? Grab dinner at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, a farmto-table gastropub famous for its craft beers, burgers and entrees like the bourbon-braised Adams Farm chicken and polenta.

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Schools to see: University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti) Around town: Taking in a game at Michigan Stadium (the largest stadium in the U.S. and aptly nicknamed The Big House) should be your first priority if it’s football season, but there are plenty of other things to do while in Ann Arbor. Grab a local treat for breakfast at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays year round, then wander the brick streets of historic Kerrytown (named after County Kerry in Ireland) and peruse the locally owned shops selling everything from clothing to handmade art. Once you’ve worked up an appetite for lunch, pop into Zingerman’s Deli for one of its famous gigantic sandwiches. Don’t miss Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor for more unique boutiques, bookstores, cafés and great peoplewatching. Feeling adventurous? Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle down the Huron River. Or enjoy the outdoors in a more relaxed fashion by strolling through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum on the U of M campus. By now, you’re probably exhausted, so head to the Michigan Theater and enjoy an independent or classic film while marveling at the historic building, which opened in 1928.

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Schools to see: University of Texas, St. Edward’s University Around town: Have you heard the saying “Keep Austin Weird”? Well, get ready to experience what the weird is all about. This quirky, liberal town is unlike the rest of Texas, even though it’s the capital of the Lone Star State. Music reigns here (and not just during the South by Southwest music festival), so make seeing some live music your No. 1 to-do. Walk along Red River Street or 6th Street for lots of options, but never fear, live music can be found in dive bars and other venues all over town. The other must-do while in Austin is to eat barbeque. There are countless meat meccas in town, but standouts include Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q and Freedmen’s. When you’ve had your fill, wipe that sauce off your hands and get shopping. Some spots to check out include Uncommon Objects, an antiques store in South Austin that sells everything from vintage jewelry to oddities like skulls, and I Luv Video, the “oldest and largest video store in the world.” If the Texas heat is getting to you, take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool, a 1,000-foot-long limestone pool fed by several underground springs. Fun fact: A young Robert Redford learned to swim there when he was visiting family in Austin. The pool is within Zilker Park, which is a great place for a picnic or to take a bike ride (you can rent wheels).

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Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. This allows us to personalize and customize curriculum or each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style. Classes are offered at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. From algebra to yoga and everything in-between. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize tutoring services. 182 SOUTH ST., STE. 4, MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960 973.267.0474 | FUSIONMORRISTOWN.COM 427 BLOOMFIELD AVE., 3RD FL., MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042 866.430.6868 | FUSIONMONTCLAIR.COM

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GILL ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL

Gill St. Bernard’s School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school for students from primary through grade 12. Located on 208 beautiful acres in Gladstone, N.J., the school’s dynamic liberal arts curriculum offers families a well-rounded program of academics, award-winning arts and athletics programs. The 94 graduates of the class of 2016 will matriculate at some of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities including Chapel Hill, Cornell, Duke, Haverford, Princeton, Vassar, Wake Forrest and UC Davis. ST. BERNARD’S RD., GLADSTONE, NJ 07934 908.234.1611 x245 | GSBSCHOOL.ORG

MORRISTOWNBEARD SCHOOL

Morristown-Beard School is private, independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6-12 located on a beautiful 22-acre campus. MBS offers a rigorous educational experience within an inclusive and supportive community. Students in the Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) represent nearly 90 communities in northern New Jersey. Students thrive at MBS because they feel at home, at ease and engaged. Every student graduates MBS—a place of possibilities—powerfully prepared for learning and for life. 70 WHIPPANY RD., MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960 973.539.3032 | MBS.NET

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Mount Saint Dominic Academy challenges its young women to achieve excellence in all areas. The Mount, established by the Sisters of St. Dominic in Caldwell, New Jersey, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Since 1892, the Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition. For more information about Mount Saint Dominic Academy, visit mdsacademy.org or call 973.266.0660. 3 RYERSON AVE., CALDWELL, NJ 07006 973.226.0660 | MSDACADEMY.ORG

NEWARK ACADEMY

Newark Academy (grades 6-12) produces young people who are prepared for the intellectual, political and social challenges posed by the complexity of today’s world. The school’s culture prepares students for college and a lifetime of learning while emphasizing the development of compassionate people whose lives will be enriched by giving to others. Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school located on a beautiful 68-acre campus.

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RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Ramapo College of New Jersey prepares students to be successful leaders through hands-on learning and faculty-student mentoring. With an average class size of 23 and a faculty-student ratio of 18:1, Ramapo is committed to developing each student on a personal level. Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in over 36 majors and part-time graduate degree programs in business, accounting, nursing, education, and social work. Ramapo also offers bachelor’s degree completion options, continuing education and workforce development.

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THE CRAIG SCHOOL

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WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the 2nd through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. Come to an open house to learn more about our educational philosophy and tour our school. Please visit our website, www.winstonprep.edu, for more information on upcoming open house dates. 901 RTE. 10 E., WHIPPANY, NJ 07981 973.500.6496 | WINSTONPREP.EDU

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too. According to a study published in Fitoterapia, a journal focusing on the medicinal uses of plants, cucumbers may be effective in removing waste materials from the body, reducing swelling and puffiness (hence the cucumber eye covers at many spas) and soothing sunburn. They’re also useful in fending off bad breath, especially if you mix them with mint, a deliciously refreshing combination. Of course, we can’t talk about the cucumber without mentioning its brined brother, the pickle. Although much higher in sodium (785 milligrams in one pickle) than plain cucumbers, pickles have the benefit of being fermented, which can promote good gut health and may stabilize blood sugar levels, a recent study reported. Also, some endurance athletes believe that drinking pickle juice can relieve post-workout muscle cramps (one can even purchase a shot-sized bottle of pickle juice, no cucumber included, for this purpose), but this remedy has yet to receive an official backing from medical authorities. BUY/STORE/SERVE Cucumbers just missed making the 2017

“Dirty Dozen,” a list by the Environmental Working Group of produce with high levels of pesticide residue, ranking 13, so buy organic when you can. The most common types found in grocery stores are the slicing cucumber (the thick variety with a waxed skin to preserve moisture) and the English cucumber (long and skinny with a thinner skin wrapped in plastic, which does the work of the wax). Both are good to eat, as long they’re firm and unblemished. But if you’re planning to pickle, you’ll want the pickling variety, which is shorter than the slicing variety, with a thick, bumpy skin. As for preparation, there’s not much you can’t do with cucumber. It goes well in salads, in chilled soups (gazpacho, anyone?) and in sandwiches (with high tea, of course). You can add slices to water (or a cocktail) to give it a boost of flavor. And don’t feel restricted by their “cool” reputation: Jersey’s own Martha Stewart recommends sautéing chunks of cucumber with butter, salt and fresh dill. —Liz Donovan MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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WINE + SPIRITS

PROUD MARY MIX THIS POPULAR COCKTAIL FOR A MORNING DOSE OF VEGGIES— AND A HANGOVER CURE.

BLOODY MARY INGREDIENTS n 1 ½ oz. vodka n 3 oz. tomato juice n 1 lemon, juiced n 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce n 3 drops Tabasco sauce n ¼ tsp. celery salt n s alt and pepper to taste n ½ Tbs. prepared horseradish (optional) n lime or lemon wedges, celery stalk, green onion, pickled green bean to garnish (all optional)

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Rub lemon or lime around rim of glass and then add salt to the rim. Add ice. Mix vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, celery salt, salt, pepper and horseradish (if using) and pour into glass. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge, celery stalk, green onion or pickled green bean.

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WHY SETTLE FOR CEREAL WHEN THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR FEEDING YOUR CHILD—AND YOU—A NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST?

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YOGURT PARFAIT POPSICLES Makes: 10 popsicles

INGREDIENTS n2½ cups plain Greek-style yogurt n1 cup milk n3 Tbs. honey, plus more for drizzle n1 tsp. flax oil n2 Tbs. granola

DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, milk, honey and flax oil.

FOR THE FRUIT FILLING— USE ANY COMBO OF THE FOLLOWING: n½ banana, sliced nhandful of blueberries nhandful of raspberries nhandful of kiwi, sliced

Drop in the remaining fruit pieces. Tap mold again to settle everything.

Arrange half of the fruit pieces in the bottom of the popsicle molds. Pour in enough yogurt mixture to fill each mold halfway. Tap mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

Fill each mold almost to the top with the remaining yogurt mix, leaving just enough space for the granola. Tap mold again. Drizzle honey onto the yogurt to act as “glue,” then sprinkle with granola. Gently insert popsicle sticks, then give it a final tap. Freeze for at least three hours.

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GET THE MOST OUT OF TOAST Stop buttering your bread and top it with something hearty. This staple has a seemingly infinite number of varieties, but these six combine interesting flavors and textures.

1 Wholegrain toast with mascarpone cheese, blackberries and mint

3 Pumpernickel toast with cream cheese, cucumber ribbons, thinly sliced red onion, fresh dill, salt and pepper

2 Sourdough toast with sliced green apple, crumbled blue cheese and a drizzle of honey

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5 Cinnamon raisin toast with peanut butter, banana slices, coconut and a sprinkle of nutmeg

4 Multigrain toast with avocado mashed with lemon juice, sliced hard-boiled egg, fresh basil, salt and pepper

6 Whole wheat toast with whipped cream cheese, sliced peaches and a sprinkle of crushed almonds and honey

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BLUEBERRY PIE FRENCH TOAST MUFFINS Makes: 8 muffins

INGREDIENTS n8 eggs n¾ cup milk n1 tsp. vanilla extract n¼ tsp. lemon zest n½ tsp. lemon juice n¼ tsp. ground allspice n¼ tsp. salt n8 thick slices of whole grain bread, cut into cubes n¼ cup blueberries

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, allspice and salt. Add the bread cubes and stir, making sure all the cubes are covered in eggy mixture. Let soak for five minutes. Fold in the blueberries. Spoon the bread mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until the egg is cooked and the muffins are golden brown. Turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. TIP: This recipe lends itself to any seasonal fruit. To reheat these babies, pop them into the toaster oven wiith the rack on the lowest level and heat them for four to six minutes. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. If you’re eating on the go, use a healthy smear of jam to avoid a sticky mess.

Reprinted with permission from The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh © 2017 Sweet Potato Chronicles, and photographs © Maya Visnyei. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

I2I FUSION

FAMILIAR FLAVORS COMBINE FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND TASTE.

LIKE TRYING A NEW FOOD, IT MIGHT take an open mind to try the dishes that Mickey Chopra and his staff are serving at i2i Fusion in Boonton, one of the area’s first Italian Indian restaurants. But he’s not messing with Grandma’s recipes—he’s introducing something new. Chopra’s been slowly integrating Indian dishes to the one-time pizzeria, which he purchased last summer, to create a menu that is a mash-up of many familiar and favorite flavors. Eating out can be challenging and frustrating for my dining companion, who has Celiac disease as well as sensitivities to dairy, corn and soy. So it was a pleasant surprise to see several appetizers and entrees (not just salad) that were gluten-free or could be made gluten-free. The challenge? Deciding what to order. Did I want Masala or Marsala? Pasta or Pakora? We learned that there were no wrong choices. She started with Tikka Masala Kebab, an Indian-style chicken satay. Satay is essentially meat on a stick, but it’s the undisputed king of Asian foods—nearly every country has its own version. At i2i, the dish is mostly made of juicy darkmeat chicken flavored with masala spices and served over a bed of caramelized onions. I had the Fish Pakora, flaky and moist tilapia coated with chickpea flour and deep-fried to a perfect golden crisp. The accompanying minty chutney dip gave the already flavorful fish a zesty bite. (Note: There are plenty of Italian-style apps like fried calamari, Caprese salad and eggplant rollatini.) Most of the fusion dishes appear on the dinner menu. On one side is the Italian menu—you’ll find house-made pastas, seafood and chicken dishes reminiscent of a traditional trattoria. The flip side, which we focused on, offers Indian favorites as well as Chopra’s creations: Paneer Masala Pizza, Chicken Tikka Calzone and Ravioli Parmigiana with Indian spices, among others. My companion went with Cholay Masala, a vegetarian and gluten-free plate made with slow-cooked chickpeas, onion, garlic and ginger in a tomato broth. Despite the absence of meat, the dish was hearty and filling thanks to the tender

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and creamy chickpeas and a generous side of rice. I selected a true fusion plate, Chicken Makhani Penne Ala Vodka, which combines chicken slow cooked in masala spices with a creamy vodka sauce. This wasn’t the flavor war that one might expect; quite the opposite. The distinct tastes of those key components surprisingly complemented one another. Chopra says he’s working on expanding i2i’s dessert menu, which only featured three items whose names were handwritten on a dry erase board. My friend didn’t order a treat, though she did take a few big sips of my thick and sweet mango lassi (more or less a yogurtbased mango milkshake). I ordered a Raabri Cannoli—a crusty Italian cannoli shell filled with a sweet paste made of Indian condensed milk and pistachio. We’ve always had a liking for both Italian and Indian cuisines, but it’s safe to say that we’ve developed a taste for i2i’s fusion of flavors. A return visit will be in order. —Darius Amos i2i Fusion, 408 Main St., Boonton, 973.334.3400, i2ifusion1.com

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LITHOS Traditional Greek cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Pkwy., 973.758.1111 STRIP HOUSE Steak house with an extensive wine list, Westminster Hotel, 550 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.548.0050 THAVMA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL Mediterranean fare that combines Greek and Middle Eastern specialties, 6230 Town Center Way, 973.992.8999

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

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CLOVERLEAF TAVERN American cuisine and beer bar with a family-casual atmosphere, 395 Bloomfield Ave., 973.226.9812 IL VECCHIO CAFÉ Italian offerings including homemade pastas, paninis and calzones, Calandra’s Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., 973.226.8889 SKARA ESTIATORIO Classic Greek cuisine, 300 Bloomfield Ave., 862.702.3098

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LA CUCINA Italian fare specializing in brick oven pizza and delicatessen catering, 278 Diamond Spring Rd., 973.627.6200 THE SECOND HALF ON MAIN Traditional American cuisine, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #15, 973.784.4040 SOGO Contemporar y Asian fusion and hibachi, 248 Route 46 West, 973.784.4981 THATCHER MCGHEE’S Irish pub and eater y, 53 Broadway, 973.586.3377

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JOSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201

LIVINGSTON

EPPES ESSEN Jewish homestyle cooking, 105 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.994.1120

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GUERRIERO’S RISTORANTE Authentic Neapolitanstyle dishes, 162 South St., 973.267.5055 LA CAMPAGNA Italian fine dining, 5 Elm St., 973.644.4943 MARKET TAVERNE American fare with a French twist, 995 Mt. Kemble Ave., 908.502.5106

PAZZO PAZZO Fresh, regional Italian food, 74 Speedwell Ave., 973.898.6606

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LORENA’S Sophisticated French BYO featuring foie gras, 168 Maplewood Ave., 973.763.4460 TANDOORI CHEF II Authentic Indian cuisine, 6 Highland Pl., 973.763.6770 VERJUS Eclectic fare with modern French influences, 1790 Springfield Ave., 973.378.8990

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ROD’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILLE Sur f and tur f fare with extensive wine list, 1 Convent Rd., 973.539.6666 ROOTS STEAKHOUSE Old-fashioned, New York-style steakhouse, 40 W. Park Pl., 973.326.1800

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ECCOLA ITALIAN BISTRO Italian fare with daily specials, 1082 Route 46 West, 973.334.8211 MIRCH MASALA GRILL Fine Indian cuisine, 1521 Route 46, 973.335.6050

BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020

MYSORE WOODLANDS Fine South Indian Vegetarian cuisine, 296 Route 46 West, 973.227.8191

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

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

TINGA TAQUERIA Casual Mexican and barbecue, 321 Millburn Ave., 973.218.9500

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HALCYON Upscale seafood restaurant and lounge, 114 Walnut St., 973.744.4450

THE GRILL ON BROADWAY Upscale American fare including small plates to share, 18 Broadway, 973.370.5321

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

SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600

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

CAFÉ METRO Healthy American fare in a casual atmosphere, 60 Diamond Spring Rd., 973.625.1055

THE GRAND CAFÉ French Continental with Asian fusion, 42 Washington St., 973.540.9444

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

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GK’S RED DOG TAVERN Eclectic, contemporar y American dining, 1 Convent Rd., 973.585.5700

54 MAIN An extensive menu of American cuisine, 54 Main St., 973.966.0252

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

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

fresh steak and seafood, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700

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

MESOB Ethiopian food with gluten-free and vegan options, 515 Bloomfield Ave., 973.655.9000 PIG & PRINCE High-end pub fare featuring extensive beer list, 1 Lackawanna Plz., 973.233.1006 TOAST American cuisine with vegetarian/vegan menu, 700 Bloomfield Ave., 973.509.8099 THE WOOD PIT Casual American barbecue specializing in ribs, 108-110 Bloomfield Ave., 973.954.4679

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ARTHUR’S TAVERN Neighborhood steak house, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705 CINNAMON Indian fare cooked in a clay oven, 2920 Route 10 West, 973.734.0040

MORRISTOWN

ECLECTIC GRILLE Upscale American food with French, Italian and Mexican influences, 3 Speedwell Ave., 973.647.1234 END OF ELM New American fare, 140 Morris St., 973.998.4534 GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare featuring

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

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RAILS STEAKHOUSE Upscale yet casual steakhouse featuring a seasonal menu, 10 Whitehall Rd., 973.335.0006

UPPER MONTCL AIR

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 T.S. MA CHINESE CUISINE Fresh, healthy and authentic Chinese cuisine in an intimate and inviting setting, with an emphasis on special Shanghai dishes, 199 Bellevue Ave., 973.509.8878 UPTOWN 596 Upscale bistro food, 596 Valley Rd., 973.744.0915

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 SUZYQUE’S Southern barbecue cuisine, 34 S. Valley Rd., 973.736.7899

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BETHERE S E P T E M B E R

Music lovers will enjoy the South Mountain International Blues Festival in West Orange, Sept. 10.

Kids can help maintain a veggie garden in Newark, Sept. 18.

Visit Morris Plains to find out how Gustav Stickley furnishes a log house, beginning Sept. 1.

SEPT 1–DEC 31 See a blend of

special commissions, English and French decorative arts and more in the ORIGINAL: GUSTAV STICKLEY FURNISHES HIS LOG HOUSE EXHIBITION at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children (12 and under), and FREE for members and children age 2 and under. For more information, go to stickleymuseum.org.

SEPT 2 Enjoy a day at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and participate in the 5K RUN AND WALK FOR WARMTH, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Stop by to purchase a variety of products while enjoying food, beverages and entertainment. Admission: FREE. Visit raceroster.com for more info. SEPT 3 The NUTLEY STREET FAIR AND CRAFT SHOW, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. in downtown Nutley, will feature more than 200 artists, crafters and vendors as well as food, rides and games. Admission: FREE. For details, email Darryl at info@streetfairs.org. SEPT 6

Here’s your chance to see WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison from 7:30–10 p.m. The story, intended for adult audiences, focuses on the fragile state of truth in the hands of those in power. Tickets range from $29 to $39; purchase them at shakespearenj.org.

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SEPT 10 Do you love the blues (or just music in general)? Stop by the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange from 12–8 p.m. for the SOUTH MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL. The event was founded eight years ago to raise awareness of the blues music genre by Mike Griot, an Essex County-based musician. Admission: FREE. For more information, head to southmountainbluesfestival.com.

SONGBOOK at the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, 8–10 p.m. Suzanne O. Davis will recreate the sounds of a 1970s King concert. Tickets start at $30. Email boxoffice@centenarystageco.org for more info.

SEPT 18 Children of all ages can attend the Youth Urban Farm 4-H Club’s CHILDREN’S GARDEN CLUB: GARDEN ART event at Branch Brook Park in Newark. From 3–4 p.m., kids will help maintain an active veggie garden and learn more about the environment. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Admission: FREE. For more info, email essex4h@njaes.rutgers.edu.

SEPT 14 Grab your girlfriends and see the off-Broadway hit GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. The show starts at 8 p.m. and includes popular songs like “Lady Marmalade,” and “I Will Survive.” Tickets start at $29. Get yours now and find more information at mayoarts.org.

SEPT 24 Check out the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum from 2–4 p.m. for SUMMER IN SONG AND VERSE: POETS IN THE GARDEN. Poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth Danson will showcase their work. Admission: $10 for adults, FREE for members. For more details, email ppongracz@maccullochhall.org.

SEPT 16 Crack open a cold one and enjoy soulful music at the 14th annual JAZZ & BREW FEST, held at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange from noon–8 p.m. This year’s musical lineup includes jazz pianist Oscar Perez and trombone virtuoso Jeff Bradshaw. Tickets are $10. For more information and purchasing options, visit njai.org.

SEPT 29 & 30 Stop by the Livingston Mall from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. each day for the HOME AND LIFESTYLE SHOW, highlighting the latest in home improvement trends and showcasing contractors in the area. Admission: FREE. For more info, visit wrightwayproductionsinc.com.

SEPT 16 Listen to a tribute to Carole King in TAPESTRY: THE CAROLE KING

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COMMUNITY EVENTS FALL 2017

Cooperman Family Pavilion Open House and Tours

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.

September 10; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, SBMC All are invited to tour the brand new, 241,000-square-feet Cooperman Family Pavilion. Designed to complement the outstanding care and clinical excellence our patients receive each and every day, this best-in-class facility will welcome the communities we serve with an abundance of dignity and comfort. Natural light-bathed single patient rooms, sweeping views of soothing greenery, and thoughtful amenities arrayed across five beautiful floors await those in our care. The event will include drawings, giveaways and a program at Noon. To learn more, please visit: rwjbh.org/sbmc.

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

ACC - Ambulatory Care Center 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Diabetes Self-Management Class

Celiac Support Group

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

September 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:00 to 8:00 pm ACC • 973-322-2174

Weight Loss Surgical Options

September 21, October 19 6:30 to 8:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7272

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.

43rd Annual Saint Barnabas Golf Open September 5; 9:00 am Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield 973-322-4321

September 6, October 4; 6:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7433

17th Annual Miracle Walk for Saint Barnabas NICU

Parkinson’s Support Group

October 8; 9:00 am Verona Park • miraclewalk.com

September 8, October 6; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Breast Cancer Symposium: The Healing Power Of Drums

September 11, October 2; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

October 12; 6:00 to 8:00 pm SBMC • 973-322-2671

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes

Fashion for the Pink Crusade

September 16; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Essex County Codey Arena • teamlink@rwjbh.org

October 18; 6:30 to 9:30 pm The Park Savoy Estate 973-322-4320

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

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FEEDING THE NEEDY HOMELESS SOLUTIONS Homeless Solutions, Morristown, homelesssolutions.org Members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany prepared dinner, drinks and dessert at Morris County’s Homeless Solutions. The meal is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month; Homeless Solutions offers shelter, services and supportive housing to homeless and low-income residents.

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ARC OF ESSEX COUNTY South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange, thegloriafoundation.org More than 700 people participated in the Arc’s Building Tomorrows 5K Run and Family Walk. The event raised more than $77,000, which will benefit the Arc’s programs. The organization helps children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism.

Design Consign, Fairfield, thegloriafoundation.org Despite inclement weather, the annual Touch-a-Truck event was a success with many vendors, children, police and fire departments attending. All proceeds benefited the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation’s projects.

4 Rodney Frelinghuysen, Keegan Tracy, Maya Patanlear 5 Nicolas Limanov, Paul Carifi, Tyler Carifi, Jonathan Carifi

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PRIVATE TOUR SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER Cooperman Family Pavilion, Livingston, barnabashealth.org Staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and officials from Allergan recently received a private tour of the Cooperman Family Pavilion, the new transformative state-of-the-art facility at the hospital that’s due to open in September.

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RELAY FOR LIFE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Hanover Park H.S., East Hanover, acsevents.org The superhero-themed Relay for Life event raised more than $30,000 for cancer research. The event was sponsored by Novartis, Kings Food Markets and Retro Fitness.

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A.W. Tillinghast Golf Course, Morristown, loyola.org A round of golf, brunch, on-course refreshments, a cocktail reception and dinner were enjoyed by attendees of the 25th Annual Father Harvey Haberstroh, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic. All proceeds go toward operations of the center, which provides retreats for the homeless and those recovering from addiction. A fall charity golf event is scheduled for September.

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