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The Visual Arts Center of N.J. Awarded Humanities Grant

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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit recently earned a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund the installation, illustrated catalog, and related programs surrounding the exhibition by New Jersey artist Casey Ruble: Everything that Rises.

The show, which will be on view September 20 through January 17, will focus on transgression, memory, and the significance of place. Fifteen paper collages will be on display, showing two types of sites in New Jersey: former safe houses of the Underground Railroad and the sites of race riots.

To the undiscerning eye, these historic landmarks –scattered throughout the state — appear to be ordinary, even invisible. They’re disguised as abandoned buildings, hair salons, vacant fields, restaurants, houses. Even the sites that haven’t changed, such as Newark’s police headquarters on 17th Street and Irvine Turner Boulevard, leave little trace of their charged past.

Art Center Executive Director, Melanie Cohn, said of the grant and exhibition, “We are proud to receive this support from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The grant allows us to organize this exhibition where important, and sometimes forgotten, sites of African-American history will be portrayed and discussed.”

Visitors of the exhibition will be able to access historical information about the art and the sites through links on their smart phones. These links will provide information about the pictured sites, as well as corollary material such as slave narratives, maps, music, photographs, literature, and filmed news footage. In addition, a series of programs will be available for the public, featuring notable scholars specializing in issues of slavery, civil rights, reconstruction, and contemporary race relations.

For more information on the Art Center’s upcoming Fall 2015 Exhibitions and Programs visit www.artcenternj.org/programs.

 

Millburn High School Makes “Best High School Teachers in America” List

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This is far from the first time Millburn High School has received recognition for providing its students with an excellent education. Consistently ranked at the top of statewide and national lists alike the school has once again earned its place at the top, this time at #6 on Niche.com’s “Best High School Teachers in America” list.

Niche.com – a data and information service that specializes in schools – ranked 5,886 public high schools based on key teaching statistics and nearly 920,000 teacher ratings from students and parents.

“A high ranking indicates that teachers are intelligent and engaging, the school is invested in its teachers, and students and parents rate their teachers favorably,” Niche.com states on their website.

Niche.com published feedback from Millburn students as part of the report – which factored as 30% of the ranking’s weight. As some students put it:

“Teachers are great in this school. They try to be approachable and are understanding. They try to engage the class often trying new techniques. The only down side is that there is sometimes a lack of communication between the different teachers all over the school. This sometimes causes clashes in due dates, as in a lot of work will be due on the same day for different classes.”

While this clash of schedules and workload can be perceived as a con, it is also one of the factors that contributed to its ranking as one of the “Most Challenging” schools in the country, in a recent study by the Washington Post. With over 20 AP classes available in its curriculum, it’s no wonder the students feel overwhelmed with work! The Millburn High School experience is nothing short of a crash course on preparing for the intellectual demands of the nation’s best colleges and universities.

Another student contends: “Teachers are very fair. It’s difficult to realize this while you are a teenager.”

That said, it seems the teenagers that attend Millburn High School value their education enough to be fair graders of their teachers.

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Chatham Township Ranked Safest Town in New Jersey

 

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We live in a hostile world, but amidst the crime and danger that sometimes lurk behind the scenes, occasionally jump out into the open, and always upset our peace of mind, there exists pockets of security and calm, and often these pockets come in the form of suburban towns. This year, one town in particular stands out amongst the crowd of safe havens in the Garden State as number one, and that town is Chatham.

Safewise.com, the “authority on safety and home security news” recently released its annual list of the “Safest Towns in New Jersey,” evaluating 50 towns in the state, and ranked Chatham at the very top. In addition, the website ranked Chatham number 14 in of the 100 safest cities in America.

According to the report that accompanied the list, Safewise.com used FBI statistics reported in 2013 and ranked New Jersey cities with a minimum of 10,000 residents. Crime statistics were separated into two categories, 1-violent crimes: murder, robbery, rape and assault – and 2-property crimes: burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. The website used crime rate per 1,000 residents to compare small and large cities.

So what makes Chatham special? Its crime rate per 1,000 residents was zero. And its rate for property crimes was only 3.93 per 1,000 – that’s 85% below the national average! Besides these impressive numbers, Safewise noted other factors that contributed to the town’s placement at the top of the list, including Chatham’s police department, which recently received Accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission. If a strong police force wasn’t enough, residents of the town also participate in a brand new community-wide Neighborhood Watch program.

Chatham is the safest town in New Jersey, because it does its best to protect its citizens – citizens who actively care about their own safety.

 

Find Your Center with the Maplewood Mandala Project

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For centuries, Buddhist monks have practiced the craft of the sand mandala, an intricate geometric design that represents the oneness of all things in Buddhist and Hindu symbolism. Now, residents of Maplewood will have the privilege to watch the masters work their magic, when five monks visit the Great Hall of the Woodland between Monday, August 10 and Saturday, August 15.

The monks, who come from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Tibet, will begin their residency the evening of August 10 from 4 to 5 p.m., with an opening ceremony of chants, music, and mantra recitation. Then, for the following three hours, the monks will lay out the line work for the sand mandala. For the rest of the residency, they will work up to eight hours a day, consciously placing each grain of sand in the complex design.

The Maplewood Memorial Library has also arranged two events that will allow community members the opportunity to interact with the monks and their art.   The first is a community reception to take place Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. A speaker representing the monks will talk about their lives and the mandala project. Attendees will also be able to ask questions and interact with the monks.

The library will also hold a “design your own mandala” event on Wednesday, August 12, at 3 p.m., for children and families. The event will be led by Maplewood resident and holistic practitioner Madalina Blanton, who has for years helped others find their artistic voice through her business Soul to Earth Healing.

In a recent interview with News-Record, Blanton described how she discovered the art of the mandala and incorporated it into her life and the lives of others. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, she pursued a successful career as a graphic designer for children’s books and began to create mandalas as a private, spiritual practice. She didn’t show them to anyone for a few years.

“Eventually though, I did start showing it to others and I started participating in the South Orange-Maplewood Artists Studio Tour,” Blanton said.

Soon, she began to teach others the art of the mandala, beginning with her daughter’s fourth grade class. Teachers and students alike both loved the project, and Blanton was invited back to the school to teach it to first graders.

“I love how in tune kids are with the reflective part of it,” Blanton said. “Despite how rowdy and jumpy and noisy they are, they were incredibly focused and somehow they feel what was happening to them.”

On Wednesday, Blanton will give a brief presentation on mandalas and how she uses them personally, and how they can be used to connect with others on a deeper level. Afterwards, attendees will be able to make their own mandalas with paper and colored pencils. Blanton hope this event will make participates more aware, appreciative, and connected to the work of the five monks.

“I’m hoping that it will ignite a feeling that it is not untouchable and it’s not just for those that lead monastic lives and have retired to the mountains. It’s for anyone who wants to feel a little more present and a little more centered.”

For more information on the Maplewood Mandala Project, call Maplewood Cultural Affairs at 973-640-0399 or visit www.thewoodlandnj.com/events. For more information on Blanton’s work, visit www.soultoearthhealing.com.

 

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Local Restaurants Make NJ Monthly’s 25 Best Restaurants 2015 List

New Jersey Monthly recently published its annual list of the 25 Best Restaurants in the state, led by the magazine’s deputy editor/ dining editor Eric Levin. It comes as no surprise to The Sue Adler Team that so many of the best dining experiences in New Jersey can be reached in just a short drive. Here are some of the local hot spots that made this prestigious list.

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Chez Catherine, Westfield: This small French restaurant is no stranger to Levin’s list. According to him, “with each passing year, Chez Catherine becomes even more an experience to cherish.” With just 35 seats in its beautiful dining room, Chez Catherine is renowned throughout the region for its elegant and warm service and ambiance, as well as its perfectly prepared French cuisine. Its extensive wine list has 375 selections and attracts connoisseurs throughout the tristate area and beyond, in search of rare and fine wines priced lower than anywhere else. http://www.chezcatherine.com/

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Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Morristown: Perhaps the most ambitious and exciting restaurant to open in New Jersey in recent history, JHBK is the brainchild of seasoned Manhattan restaurant owners Chris Cannon and renowned chef Kevin Sippel. Cannon selected top talent for every position at the restaurant. Once a long-vacant 1917 Vail Manson, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen has been transformed into four dining spaces on three levels. The Oyster and Wine Bar occupy the ground floor, as well as the clubby, wood-paneled Vail Bar, which offers a delicious raw bar menu and “peasant dishes raised to sublimity.” One level down is the Rathskeller, primarily an event space that offers a wurst, schnitzel, and smoked-trout menu. A grand marble staircase leads to the second floor fine dining area, appropriately named the Dining Room, which offers Sippels’ most elaborate and dishes, including Arctic char confit with crème fraiche panna cotta and grilled cuttlefish with oyster and saffron vichyssoise.   Whether you’re looking for a drink and bar food or a full blown meal, JHBK will blow your mind. http://www.jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com/

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Lorena’s, Maplewood: Lorena’s recently underwent an extensive renovation, nearly doubling in size from 800 to 1,400 square feet. This has raised the number of seats from 32 to 50 and created much more space in the kitchen, where chef Humberto Campo Jr. works his magic. A result of this expansion is that many of his signature entre ( duo of braised short rib and pan-roasted beef tenderloin, with glazed baby vegetables, buttery potato puree and black truffle veal jus) is more tender and delicious than ever. The revamped kitchen “frees us up to do more stuff,” Campos says. “It’s allowed me to play around more and get a little more intricate with preparations.” http://restaurantlorena.com/

serenadeSerenade, Chatham: This French restaurant has earned a spot on many critic’s lists over the years, but according to Levin, this year marks a dramatic change in its culinary approach. A recent dinner at the restaurant included a”meaty, darkly flavorful slab of bacon appetizer topped with strawberries and pickled rhubarb; superb sea bass over asparagus risotto; tender octopus with preserved lemon and nicoise olives; and, most remarkable, that scary monster, calf’s liver, magnificently caramelized..” According to executive chef James Laird, “I think I’m just maturing as a chef, artist and business person,” Laird said later. “I think I was too much a purist in my earlier time, and too much about simplicity. There was not a lot of rock and roll in it. I wanted to make sure I didn’t offend anybody. I’m a little bit more of a risk taker now. I’m reaching for different flavors. My wife says, ‘James, I don’t know what you’re doing now, but people are ecstatic.’” http://www.restaurantserenade.com/

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Ursino, Union: Ursino’s seasonal menu showcases New Jersey’s local produce, prepared with the most refined artisanal techniques. Some highlights from its menu include the swordfish carpaccio, the chestnut agnolotti with specl, Brussel sprout leaves, and brown butter, and the Venison entrée. Enjoy your amazing meal in the restaurant’s two-level, glass-walled space, which overlooks a garden and gushing fountain. http://www.ursinorestaurant.com/

 

 

 

 

verjusVerjus, Maplewood: This charming and quiet French restaurant has been a neighborhood gem for the past 14 years, but this year, Verjus has made some exciting changes that have kept it at the top of its game. Besides its menu of better than classic French cuisince, Verjus now offers theme nights in year round rotation. Shore nights, t he summer staple, feature broile one-pound lonbster but also pleasant surprises like a salad of broiled halibut cheeks with pickled cucumbers. Italian Nights tart after Labor Day, then German Nights, and then Bistro Nights. Also in the works is a late summer Farm-to-Table/ Vineyard-to-Table Night featuring local farms and six unique roses from around the world. http://verjusrestaurant.com/verjus

 

Twin Elephant Brewing Company Coming to Chatham

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Get ready to get your drink on! The up and coming micro-brewer Twin Elephant Brewing Company has leased a former industrial space at 13 Watchung Avenue in Chatham. NAI James E. Hanson, a New Jersey-baed commercial real estate firm in Fairfield, announced Tuesday that it has facilitated the lease of the 3,500 square foot spave to Twin Elephant Brewing Co. The owners of the brewery, Scott McLuskey, Cynthia Derama, and Ti Besecker expect to host a Grand Opening this fall.

“In addition to necessary physical features, such as ample floor space, high ceilings and a loading/unloading area, our client wanted to locate in a spot where it could draw visitors,” Ryan said.

With place as much of a priority as space, Twin Elephant Brewing Company has selected new headquarters that are advantageously located less than one mile from Route 24 and about two miles from Interstate 78.

“This is one of Morris County’s first micro-breweries and Chatham and its neighboring towns of Madison, Summit, New Providence, Short Hills and Millburn all present demographic profiles that are ideal for an artisanal brewery, and we presented this location as one that will enable Twin Elephant Brewing Company to serve the nearby population.”

In addition, Ryan said, “the tap room will be open to the public for tours and tastings Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.”

 

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