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THE BERNARDS-RIDGE CONNECTION

APRIL/MAY 2017

PUBLISHER

Robin Fand

908-903-1799 • Fax 732-667-8488 •

Connectionsnj@gmail.com

OFFICE MANAGER

Anna Petro

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

Donna Reina, Jody Varvaro

SOCIAL MEDIA/CONNECTory COORDINATOR

Prachi Jain

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVES

Patty Herman, Alicia Singman

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists, Pam Christiansen,

Patricia Diesel, Linda Weeks DiFilippo,

Dr. Jeannine Baer Feinstein, Mitch Frieber, Ed Gronske,

Carolyn Hanson, Douglas Haymaker, Kate Kleinle,

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esp., Ellyn Mantell, Dr. Michael Osit,

Michele Patanio, Peak Medical, Jean Bercik O’Toole,

Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN, Dan Rosenberg, Linda Seigelman,

Dr. Vincent Sferra, Judith Sutton, Karen Temple,

TrueLeaf Kitchens, Glenn Wyder

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The Bernards-Ridge Connection has a circulation of 27,000,

mailed to residents in Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Mendham,

Bedminster, Far Hills, Peapack/Gladstone and Chester with

bonus circulation to the business community.

PUBLISHED BY

RBF Consulting LLC • P.O. Box 4081 • Warren, NJ 07059

www.theconnectionsnj.com

THE CO NECTION

Bernards-Ridge dition

Welcome to the Spring edition of The Bernards-Ridge Connection. We have a wonderful issue filled with new and returning advertisers, great articles and dedicated sections to make the magazine more focused and easier to read. This installment we present a fantastic Summer Programs Section filled with many options parents may want to explore to keep the kids busy this summer, Tie The Knot Section featuring specialties for your upcoming affair, our Spotlight on “Seniors” Section has some thought provoking articles and advertisers. We also have a great Home & Design Section, filled with exceptional local craftsmen, landscapers and all your needs around the house, Dining Out this issue is packed with eating venues and notable articles and the Health & Wellness Section is brimming with wonderful solutions, tips and hints for everything health related. In addition we are happy to present the Charming Chester Section, featuring the businesses in the town of Chester. The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center is proud to present the 18th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens fundraiser at Alnwick Hall-The Abby in Morris Township NJ. The fundraiser will raise money for Nursing Innovation and Research and we are proud to present a wonderful section with some of the designers who will transform rooms at this beautiful venue. Also check out our Community Calendar for programs and local events you may want to participate in.We hope you keep this edition in your homes this spring as a resource for shopping, professional care, dining and more! Featured from our Business/Professional community this issue are: School of St. Elizabeth, Karen’s Dollhouse Shop, Living Plate, Miguel’s Fitness and Bistro seven three. Our talented writers have given us unique insight into these businesses and their respective owners. In addition we have some wonderful columns such as Ask The Designer, Big Apple Bites, Slice of Life, Real Estate Design Tips, Pets’ Health, Family Adventures and many more. Please enjoy these editorials, some written by local businesses. Local artist Lea Novak, adorns our front cover with an oil on gessoboard entitled, “Hat With Flowers.” Lea paints using a realistic but slightly impressionistic style so that people will recognize her subjects. She states about this piece, “I painted this in response to a challenge on wet canvas. Since I couldn’t find a good reference, I took my own hat, bought some Gerbera Daisies in a pot and cut the two I wanted to tuck into the hat band. Then I posed the hat over my deck, on this chair and that, with different backgrounds and this was my favorite.” Please read Lea’s impressive bio on page 8. Look for our FUN contest in this issue: SPOT THE FAKE! Somewhere in this issue is a fake ad. Find it and email us at Spotthefake@theconnections nj.com. Please use the subject line: FAKE and include the answer, your name, town and phone number. The Winner will be chosen randomly from a list of those who entered the correct answer and will receive a prize from a local business. Good luck and have fun SPOTTING THE FAKE! Congratulations to Merry LeBlond of Mendam, winner of the February 2017 Spot the Fake Contest! We encourage you to visit our website and read our ON-LINE editions, view YouTube videos on many of the digital ads and click directly on the ad to visit our advertisers’ websites. Visit the CONNECTIONS YOUTUBE CHANNEL which features videos from local advertisers at www.youtube.com/user/ConnectionsNJ in addition to viewing them on their digital ads! Our Digital Magazines can also be viewed on your smart phone and iPad. We are only a “touch” away! www.theconnectionsnj.com . Looking for a Physician, Caterer, Dentist, Fitness Expert, Home Improvement help and much more? Check out The CONNECTory, our ON-LINE Business Directory, which is growing every day with new businesses joining featuring their respective contact information. www.connectory.theconnectionsnj.com Like us on Facebook at The Connection Magazines, visit our blog at www.blog.the connectionsnj.com and follow us on Twitter at Connectionsnj. We work to keep you updated at all times! Follow us on INSTAGRAM@Connectionmag to see pictures of people in your local community who stay “Connected!” STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY THIS SEASON WITH THE CONNECTION MAGAZINES AND REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL! Sincerely, Robin Fand, Publisher SCAN THIS CODE TO VISIT THE CONNECTory

Lea Novak

..................................................Page 8

School of St. Elizabeth

............................Page 16

Karen’s Dollhouse Shop

.........................Page 24

Living Plate

..............................................Page 34

Miguel’s Fitness

.......................................Page 38

Bistro seven three

...................................Page 56

Home Improvement -

Mediterranean Tile & Marble

...............Page 10

Travel Corner Column

................................Page 12

Medical Minutes - Peak Medical

...............Page 14

SUMMER PROGRAMS SECTION

......Pages 16-22

Family Adventures Column

.......................Page 18

HOUSES OF WORSHIP SECTION

.............Page 23

MANSION IN MAY SECTION

..............Page 26-31

Community News - Mansion in May

........Page 28

HEALTH & WELLNESS SECTION

.......Pages 32-43

Health Hotline - Stirling Health

& Pain Management

.............................Page 32

Health Hotline - ANS

..................................Page 36

Mind The Mind Column

.............................Page 39

Organize That Column

..............................Page 40

Health Hotline - Haymaker & Haymaker

..Page 42

Medical Minutes - Natural Medicine

& Rehabilitation

....................................Page 43

DINING OUT SECTION

..........................Pages 54-59

Big Apple Bites Column

.............................Page 54

“Random” Connections Column

...............Page 58

HOME & DESIGN SECTION

...............Pages 62-81

Ask the Designer - KT Interior Designs

....Page 64

Real Estate Design Tips - Judith Sutton

...Page 68

Hints for the Home - Bedminster

ON-SITE Drapery Care

...........................Page 70

Home Improvement - TrueLeaf Kitchens

..Page 74

Hints for the Home - Homefront

Design Studio

........................................Page 76

Creative Corner Column

............................Page 78

Pets’ Health Column

..................................Page 82

Lawyer’s View Column

..............................Page 83

SPOTLIGHT ON “SENIORS”

...............Pages 84-85

Senior Corner Column

...............................Page 85

TIE THE KNOT SECTION

.......................Pages 86-88

CHARMING CHESTER SECTION

..............Pages 89

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

.................Pages 90-91

Slice of Life Column

...................................Page 92

SPOT THE FAKE!

Somewhere in this Magazine is a

FAKE AD.

Spot it and send your answer, name, city and phone number to:

Spotthefake@theconnectionsnj.com

Subject Line: FAKE

More than 300 people took part in our

Spot

The Fake Ad Contest

in the February issue.

Congratulations to everyone who “spotted”

Start Talk!

The winner, selected randomly from a

list of all those who entered and provided the correct

answer, is

Merry LeBlond

of Mendham. The winner received

a gift certificate to

Plaza Tikal Restaurant

of Bernardsville.

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