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Known as Bergen County's Parkland, Mahwah has more open space than any other municipality in the county. The town covers more than 26 square miles along the Ramapo Mountains and Ramapo River and contains nearly 5,000 acres of state and county parkland. Mahwah boasts a mixture of historic homes, Cape Cods, townhouses, condominiums and million-dollar mansions.
Posted: Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
"I think that the food and company are the most important things you need for a perfect meal, at least for me," says chef Danielle Saunders, who also notes the need for great ambience, the right music and good drinks.
Posted: Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:05 AM
On the Menu: Franklin Lakes caterer-chef Ninamarie Bojekian dishes on kitchen trends and her favorite ingredients
When Anthony Bourdain told Franklin Lakes-based caterer Ninamarie Bojekian that her flavor combinations make him nervous, it can only be considered the highest compliment.
Posted: Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:52 PM
Gold Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Leadership Awards Dinner, presented at Waterside Restaurant and Catering
Waterside | Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce | Matthe Parlier | Agnes Androwis | Paul Scarduffa | George Zapantis
| Rodney Adams | Sharon Ambis | Maryellen McLaughlin | Paul Garfinkel | Mark Shepisi | Peggy Shepisi | John Shepisi | Holly Shepisi | Cynthia Espaillat | Dana Smyth | Jessica Griggs | Laurel Merse | Darly Rand | Michele Aldino | Stephanie Caggiano | David Rand | Daryl Rand | Jason Rand | Donna Vaglio | Joe Lemare | Debbie Zayas | Malcolm McKinstrie | Joe Parisi Jr. | John Schepisi | Joham Escheik | Wil Figueroa | Afif Escheik | Peggy Schepisi | Paul Meyer | Leo Faresich | Frank Guarini | Mike Lesler | Frank Greco | Denton Stargel | Eileen Poiani | Michael Fazio | Susan Safire | Edward Burns | Brigitte Neumann | Gerald Calabrese Jr. | Millie Calabrese | John Sartor | Arthur Imperatore | Mei Ling Yee | Eugene Cornacchia | Annmarie Cornacchia | Kathleen Cronin | Vincent Vicari
Posted: Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:15 PM
Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 2013 Taste of the Region and Business Showcase at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, N.Y.
Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce | Jackie Price | Paula Cochrane | Jessica Wolkowski | Chris Kraemer | Doris Sarno
| Elaine Lago | Karen Blundo | Amy Moffit | Penelope Gomen | Ryan Blackman | Marc Oliver | Melissa Oliver | Julie Kinner | Michelle Weinraub | Kelsey Bigler | Amy Hillman | Leonela Almonte | Jessica Bellino | Mike Fitzgerald | Jackie Kelly | Kathy Cameron | Rena Rothman | Amber Antone | Jason Antone | Nicole Antone | John Fenell | Sharon Round | Peter Grillo | Linda Thompson | Susan Witney | Kate Lynch | Imani Rutledge | Nicole Minetti | Candance Larson | Allyson Springett | Jaclyn Wayson | Joe Caruso | Tim Lombardo | Liz Fortugro | Raj Rahjitb | Paul Garvey | Lauren Schroeder | Dek Oury | Michael Leouardo | Anette Farrell | Guy DuPont | Mitchell Greene | Kathleen Whartenby | Lovina Schoenmaker | Kevin Lam | Peter Gallo | Brian Kluska | Brendan Guerin | Cody Rounds | Daniel McCoy | Matt O'Toole | Scott Young | Errol Ernstrom | Guy Dupont | Mahwah
Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 3:32 PM
Chilton Hospital Foundation hosted its annual fundraising gala, a black tie affair of dancing and festivities with the theme "A Roaring New Era," at The Grove in Cedar Grove.
Chilton Hospital Foundation | The Grove | David Weintraub | Leslie Weintraub | Jason Grant | Kristen Grant | Denise Scott
| Tom Scott | Christine Souffront | Ruchi Mehta | Talita Molignano | Punita Arora | Scott Rumana | Deborah Zastocki | Essam Ahmed | Ginan Rauf | Dave Washburn | Joan Beloff | Valton Jackson | Maria Kent | Justin Henry | Sarah Conrad | Lisa Barcia | Denise Boudreau-Scott | Jane Rubin | Kelly Gardener | James Gardener | Alan Lieber | Kevin Lenahan | Dawn Lenahan | Nancy Quarter | Lauren Timko | Jacki Jaskot | Dan Lacz | Nicole Lacz | John Vasquez | Michele Vasquez | Bob McFarlane | Kathy McFarlane | Elliott Penner | Karen Penner | Doug Parker | JoAnn Parker | Tony Brand | Christine Brand | Dina Levinson | Lisa Rosenkrantz | Pat O'Dowd | Joe O'Dowd | Jeff Buonforte | Jennifer Buonforte | Judy Shara | Tom Shara | Judy Tilton | Alexis Schoerner | Steve Tilton | Harry Neinstedt | Suzanne Brown | Mike Ferment | Lara Ferment | Brad Shalit | Marc Rosenkrantz | Lisa Bash | Kristin Harmon | Nicole Fusco | Cheryl Ezerskis | Rachel Perren | Neeta Karwa | Minaxi Parikh | Dhinoj Parikh | Jennifer Cinquegrano | Lenny Cinquegrano | Paul Simon | Ben Patel | Nirmal Mehta | Vik Arora | Sandra Lipkind | Mark Lipkind | Mark Lederman | Colonel Forrest | Valerie Chilton | Sandy Landolfi | Lisa Ackerman | Isabell Wayrick | Jack Killion | Judy Killion | Howie Bash | Larry Fletcher | Cathy Durkin | Elizabeth Adelugba | George Arezzo | Spiros Lenas | Meraz Nasir
Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 1:29 PM
Bergen Family Center hosted its annual "Friends of the Family" Awards Dinner at Rockleigh Country Club.
Bergen Family Center | Rockleigh Country Club | Monica Borg | Meredith Escala | Maral Jebejian | Mitchell Lynn
| Irina Kashan | Jayanne Tedesco | Emmy Wexer | Courtney Levi | Dana Romita | Alexander Cox | Barbara Czerwinski | Linda Romita | Sofia Cox | Rebecca Shlien | Gloria Nelson | Anna Merker | Dawn Diaz | Lenora Klein | Benji Meyerson | Sheilagh Cirillo | Alexis Pizzurro | Arianne Schreer | Irene Burgos | Marina Karounos | Heather Zwain | Michelle Thurber | Maria Cucciniello | Danielle Felter | Miyako Schwartz | Barbara Couri | Shevaun Selvin | Sandy Glickman | Orith Wadell | Beth Beyer | April Urim | Christy Danforth | Deborah Couri-D'Amico | Arielle Mark | Helen Rapfogel | Sheila Primas | Debra Perskie Schwartz | Annemarie Plotkin | Amie Aburustum | Judy Chen | Michelle Rosen | Rebecca Schlien | Nicolas Erni | Theresa Rivoir | Dahlia Cooper | Thomas Eastwick | Monica Whitman | Jessica Whitman | Gerald Whitman | Jodi Levy | Marcia Levy | Scott Reddin | Benedetta Watros | Donald Watros | Jim O'Connor | Jeanette O'Connor | Mitch Schonfeld | Jovannie Lorenzo | Richard Garcia | Bill Thompson | John McKenna | Phyllis Liu-Rauffer | Art Mantell | Michael Insler | Barbara Insler | Mia Weinberg | Scott Rapfogel | Gay Jones | Graham Jones | Adell Tomlinson | Nellina Tomlinson | Christopher Tomlinson | Darlene Tomlinson | Lisa Fried-Kornbluth | Jill Sedley | Adam Rapfogel | Englewood | Rockleigh
Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 11:49 AM
Stacy Esser of Promiment Properties Sotheby’s hosted an open house for 22 Lambs Lane, Cresskill.
Lauren Meller | Andi Simon | Jamie Corsair | Heather Kushman | Larry Ferolie | Stacy Esser | Jackie Spirko | Joshua Baris
Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 10:52 AM
Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County hosted its annual gala at Graycliff Manor in Moonachie.
Graycliff Manor | Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County | Todd Birch | Marina Birch | Victoria Corbo | Tomothy Corbo
| Colm Reilley | Deirdre O'Reilley | Rose Flannigan | John Kennedy | John Mitchell | Kristine Mitchell | James Tedesco | Tracey Zur | Lorraine Waldes | Jim Mordaga | Chris Tully | Mike Dressler | Anthony Barzelatto | Barbara Barzelatto | Niamh McGuiness | Steve Lennox | Kathleen Donovan | Peter Quinn | Kathy Quinn | John DalPizzol | Bridie DalPizzol | Nora Clark | Bridgette O'Shea | Maureen Collins | Mattie Connely | Deirdre Connely | Cindy Kennedy | Quentin Kennedy | John Connelly | Kevin Duffy | Mike Lyons | Jim Whelan | Tom O'Mally | Dick Maloney | Tom O'Rielly | Mike Cremin | Eileen Maloney | Eileen Swift | Fran Heaney | Patrick Heaney | Eileen Lyons | Jim Whelen | Mary Whelen | Mary Trinity | Marie Morris | Jimmy Higgins | Mary Higgins | Blaise Stanek | Susan Stanek | Pearl River School of Irish Music | Moonachie
Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2013, 8:00 AM
Children's Aid and Family Services hosted a Wine and Food Event at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes.
Indian Trail Club | Children's Aid and Family Services | Bayne Belair | Francine Jackson | Bernadette Davis
| Jerina Logan | Richard Muir | Melina Zografakis | Michael Mutter | Barb Masarky | Mary Jo McDermott | Maureen McDonough | Lisa Garvey | Barbara Stillwell | Toni DiMaulo | Mandy Seiteri | Lisa Omar | Bob Stillwell | Kevin Caruth | Lou Paulter | Joe Spiteri | Paul Dinice | Lynsey Jackson | Joe Jackson | Dignorach Castillo | William Castillo | David Gerber | Tracey Gerber | Andrea Visser | Jordi Visser | Kevin Lynch | Julie Lynch | Bruce Brady | Barbara Brady | John Oros | Anne Oros | Bob Jones | Joseph Lombardo | Jennifer Belser | Steven Penner | Jeanne Penner | Marybeth Lane | Joyce Snider | Tracy Cornwell | Kevin Cornwell | Jason Cosimano | Dorothy Cosimano | John McKendry | Audrey Newman | Lori Murray | Don Murray | Don Ramesdorfer | Joanne Mandry | Ellen Elias | Alan Gowa | Franklin Lakes
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:02 PM
The Orange Lantern in Paramus hosted its 2013 Halloween party, featuring live music by Tryst, giveaways and more.
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:58 PM
West Bergen Mental Healthcare hosted its 21st annual A Fall Night of Fine Dining at Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, featuring the area’s finest restaurants and caterers to benefit West Bergen's programs including the Center for Children and Youth in Ramsey.
West Bergen Mental Healthcare | Indian Trail Club | Center for Children and Youth | Richard Miller | Lette Magrini
| Alaina Magrini | Courtney Botby | Steven Botby | Jennifer Botby | Russ Kamp | Laurie Kamp | Kristen Kamp | Sandy Acevedo | Vicki Lehr | Janine Standish | Karen Deighton | Amy Clausing | Mary Meaken | Mary Roberts | Julie Dimino | Jeanne Stevenson | Amy Hillman | Janel Clinch | Lee Schaeffer | Danielle Heller | Peggy Schevlen | Karen McClatchey | Cristine Thorp | Susan Schdar | Patricia Sullivan | Mary Tomlinson | Mary Sullivan | Peter Sullivan | Ross Mahoney | Nancy Brennan | Paul Brennan | Eileen Lackey | Scott Lackey | Bonnie Waterman | Sue Snyder | Eileen Wagner | Michael Tozzoli | Ann Garrett | Jim Blasi | Nancy | Michael Hahn | Mary Ellen Lorenzo | Esther Fletcher | Patrick Fletcher | Priti Narula | Amarjot Narula | Olivia Taylor | Toni DiMaulo | Kevin Caruth | Carita Shelkin | Tracey Sears | Robin Kazmierczak | Barbara Hymans | Don Hymans | Delight Dodyk | Paul Dodyk | Cathy Cooke | Warren Cooke | Barry Poskanzer | Mary Krusman | Tom Bruinooge | Ann Alford | Salma Goldstein | Jackie Mercer | Peter Mercer | Mark Goldstein | Buddy Gebajrdt | Bob Stillwell | Barbara Stillwell | Kurt Dorsey | Donna Dorsey | Susan Flanrey | Tom Flanrey | Cece Vanarir | Eileen Meighan | Martha Bauer | Karl Kazmierczak | Michael Sears | Mark Berman | Susan Berman | Nayali Jatker | Carlos Hernandez | Amy Hatzoglu | Bobby Meidanis | Leo Camacho | Wilfredo Garmendia | Franklin Lakes | Ramsey
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:42 PM
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center hosted its sixth annual “Mom’s 1st Night Out” event, where new moms got the chance to enjoy their first night out after giving birth.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center | Lori Villa | Hetal Gor | Ines Serna | Johanna Stroever | Gina Cetta | Jennifer Rinn
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:56 AM
Susan G. Komen North Jersey hosted An Evening in Pink fundraising dinner at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions.
Susan G. Komen North Jersey | Crystal Plaza | Donna DiMaggio | Catarina DiMaggio | Alicia Kukreja | Rashmi Kukreja
| Samantha Ciccone | Dorothy Goldberg | Rachel Kapner | Donna Dwyre | Chayanne Moya | Cristine Moya | Janelle Cortes | Robert Cortes | Jill Futterweit | Marc Futterweit | Miguel Perez | Kristen Olson | Judith Salerno | Kurt Conti | Gurinder Mavi | Andrienne Stein | Pat Battle | Marianne Wiatroski | Robert Belcuore | Lorraine Belcuore | Robin Ventura | August Ventura | Rob Ventura | Michelle Gildea | Robert Gildea | Gina Conti | Carol Conti | Steve Sheets | Cheryl Bock | Frank Bock | Jennifer Griola | Tracy Press | Bonni Guerin | Mary O'Connor | Benjamin Schneider | Anne Davidson | Tina Jacobs | Deena Bernhaut | Pamela Greene | Richard Jacobs | Gary Kapner | Terry Dwyre | Royal Olson | Joe Cuoco | Lisa Cuoco | Paul Dango | Nancy Dango
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:05 AM
Social Scene: Author Lauren Pizza hosts fundraising event with Chef Rocco Dispirito in Franklin Lakes
Lauren Pizza, author of the memoir Meant to Be, hosted a fundraising event for Drama League in New York City, with celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito in Franklin Lakes.
Carla Simonian | Lauren Pizza | Roseanne Vassallo | Joseph Pizza | Rocco Dispirito | Caroline Stuart | Benjamin Brooks
Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:48 AM
Over 100 children participated in the Eli Manning Football Clinic held at MetLife Stadium Monday evening. Each participant got to catch a pass from Manning.
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 3:51 PM
Willie McBride's hosted Hoboken's biggest Halloween 2013 costume party, with live music by Almost Easy and prizes for the best costumes.
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 1:54 PM
Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey held Still Laughing, A Comedy Tribute to Gilda Radner, at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack on Sunday night.
Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey | Bergen County Academies | Brooke Shields | Emily Raiche | Joe Piscopo | Kelly Larkin
| Alan Zweibel | Kaylin Lee Clinton | Tom Cotter | Vince August | Julie Alvarez | Linda Sosa | Agnes Socha | Jessica Cohen | Kelly Panny | Robin Zweibel | Julia Koleda | Alina Chygyryk | Glenn Packman | Amelia Fowler | Drew Tarvin | Alicia Barnatchez | Mike Gregorek | Rachel Dratch | Susan Carpenter | Alana Carpenter | Duncan Carpenter | Ruth Dugan | Regina Kay | Jordan Kay | Jose Lozano | Amanda Lozano | Allison Weimann | Jason Weimann | Lisa D'Alessandro | John Lasalandra | Lexi Feldsott | Ken Birnbaum | Irene Feldsott | Rebecca Fiegan | Joe Russell | Rodney Laney | Eileen Tessalone | Khalil Rashidi | Atiya Rashidi | Yansi Fugel | Cheryl Grogin | Kerri Louise | Tara Gilvar | Teri Mann | Linda Wellbrock | Desiree Watson | Michael Frodella | Sylvia Frodella | Janice Spector | Sheryl Seiferas | Howard Seiferas | Karyn Sherry | Victor Nichols | Andrea Lokshin | Cathy Earnhardt | Kristen Nihamin | Steve Vitrano | Lauren Trudeau | Harlan Jamison | Arlene Jamison | Joanna Bull | Marion O'Reilly | Marzena O'Reilly | Peter Hanson | Linda Hanson | Judy Marcus | Alan Marcus | Nick Valvano | Claire Grainger | Kim Wolff | ComedySportz Improv | Studio L Dancers | Hackensack
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 12:24 PM
Fashion Soiree: Neiman Marcus holds Minetani trunk show with "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga
Neiman Marcus at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus held its Minetani Trunk Show, where Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga appeared to meet with fans and promote the brand.
Melissa Gorga | Neiman Marcus | Real Housewives of New Jersey | Adriana Recchia | Greta Zuccarello | Eila Valls | Sunny Kim
| Joan Hyunjung Oh | Jiyeon Kim | Yuri Choi | Nicole Giancaspro | Lynne Vreeland | Joeann Waters | Daniela Musarra | Ji Yeon Kim | Brian Ryder | Daniel Cavin | Jean Park | Azita Moosavian | Joan Hyunjling Oh | Byung Woo-Chun | Suyoung Kim | Kyungsook Cho | Sae Neul Park | Sophie Park | Gloria Park-Kim | Julia Park | Candy Frisbie | Mica Hughes | Paramus
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 10:46 AM
Rockleigh Country Club | St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | Anahid Hagopian | Shirley Lee | Dana Romita
| Adrenee English | Maria Staphos | Colleen Donaghy | Michael Kaufman | Jackie Rosa | Avinish Sharma | Cheryl Sharma | Diane Leyva | Jennifer Matar | Nicole Otto | Leo Leyva | Brenda Luberto | Fred Luberto | Emily Gorelik | Vicky Gorelik | Jane Angert | Sheila Maier | Donna Lumia | Danielle Otto | Maureen Lepack | Kyle LePack | Roseann Todd | Melina Haber | Vicki Gorelik | Roseanne Todd | Coleen Donaghy | Laura Geraci | Alex Rosenthal | Milena Haber | Elvira Kabustyan Skaya | Eugene Chernyk | Karen Eichenbaum | Jenny Kim | Geraldine Tama | Lisa Weber | Kevin Nystrom | Julie McDermott | Susan Bergstol | Liz Byrne | Martha Byrne | EJ Dougher | Frank Gorelik | Shawn Gorelik | Whitney Lafreniere | Colin Figueroa | Mai Riley | Monica Nicolucci | Craig Haber | Michael Gorelik | Stan Mankovsky | Anna Gorelik | Cole Leyva | Charles Matar | Rockleigh
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 8:05 AM
Pourhouse 17 in North Arlington hosted its annual Halloween costume party, featuring a costume contest and live music by Backseat Love Affair.
Halloween 2013 | Pourhouse 17 | Alexa Deleva | David Rush | Kristen Schreckenstein | Jessica Zwerin | Michael Burke
| Tarin Bell | Alejandro Fernandez | Laura Bjork | Valerie Coppola | John Bjork | Andrew Fox | Linda Sala | Kathy LaCorte | Beth Albanese | Wendy LaCorte | Rosa Lopiccolo | David Rosa | Alexa DeLeva | Jon DeBryun | Alyssa Marino | Mike Aquino | Stephanie Swartz | Daria Weedo | Michael Rota | Anna Dowling | Sean Killelea | Judilynn Koski | Anny Scardino | Joey LaCorte | Libby LaCorte | Kate Sudol | Antonio Infante | Megan Steidl | Jennifer Ace | Vanessa Robles | Ray Banrye | Vinnie LaCorte | Backstreet Love Affair | North Arlington
Posted: Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:53 AM
The Whiskey Cafe in Lyndhurst held their Halloween celebration with live music from The Benjamins.
Posted: Friday November 1, 2013, 2:55 PM
The Cornerstone Restaurant in Hillsdale held their Halloween celebration and we stopped in to check out the scene.
Cornerstone | Halloween 2013 | Courtney Stroever | Cara Clinton | Maria Baranello | Julia Nygren | Lauren Kroll
Posted: Friday November 1, 2013, 12:49 PM
Tommy Fox's Public House Restaurant & Bar held its 2013 Halloween celebration, including a costume contest, DJs and a visit from the Malibu girls.
Tommy Fox's | Halloween 2013 | Colin Langan | Caitlin Callahan | Andrea Marra | Shannon Callahan | Katie Koepplinger
| Dan Martin | Ashley Malacesta | Malisa DeSantis | Jessica Redisch | Dominique Cornetta | Ashley Steelman | Justine Ruddy | Shannon Murphy | Caroline Marshall | Tom Melillo | Jenna Columbus | Osvaldo Montalvo | Amy Constantine | Ashley Kron | Justine Lynn | Nicole Cobiroli | Adam Cobiroli | Tara Durkan | Adam Dever | Lauren Carder | John Carder | Dan Collins | Ashley Malacesra | Amber Fader | Jessica Sharan | Andrew Benestante | Mike Kimmerla | David Lewir | Andrea Santos | Jason Gailes | Pat Kiernan | Mike Stingone | Max Horowitz | Tim Fougere | DJ Crobo | Pedro Campoverde | Brendan Seymour | Amanda Smithn | Amanda Smith | Bergenfield
Posted: Friday November 1, 2013, 11:45 AM
Son Cubano in West New York hosted "Halloween On The Hudson," including a Meet and Greet with Penny from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Halloween 2013 | Son Cubano | Anita Mantecan | Blair Davis | Penny Drossos Karagiorgis | Paula Abdallah | Will Love
Posted: Friday November 1, 2013, 8:05 AM
Bergen News Brief, Nov. 1, 2013: Fashion events at Neiman Marcus, holiday shopping in Englewood, and more
Neiman Marcus hosts a Minetani trunk show and a holiday fashion "soiree"; shop for holiday gifts at the Englewood Field Club; tour vintage planes at Aviation Hall of Fame; the stars come out for Gilda's Club; and more. Hosted by Heather Zwain.
Video | Heather Zwain | Bergen News Brief | Melissa Gorga | CC Sabathia | Amber Sabathia | Brooke Shields | Joe Piscopo