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Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!

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Come Out for the Tennis is for Everyone Event!

  WHAT IS IT “Tennis for Everyone” was organized by RHS sophomore, Andrew Swanson, with help from the Wheelchair Sports Federation. It’s a wheelchair tennis awareness and fundraising event. Find out more about how Andrew’s ideas began. WHAT TO EXPECT Planning on attending on Saturday? Drop in anytime 10-2pm.  When signing up, indicate lunch only OR lunch/play. During the event, wheelchair athletes will demonstrate how to play […]

Andrew Swanson: Everyone Should Have a Chance to Play Sports

Register for Tennis is for Everyone here. Ridgewood High School sophomore, Andrew Swanson, cannot imagine a life without sports. It keeps you fit; helps with concentration and stress management; and is a fun way to hang out with friends. Andrew believes that everyone should have a chance to make their mark on the court. With that in mind, he worked […]

Halloween Pumpkin Cheese Dip

Here’s a fun way to serve your favorite cheese dip on Halloween. While you’re carving away your jack o’lanterns, hollow out one more and fill it with cheese dip. Cut Halloween shapes like bats or pumpkins into bread and toast. Or simply serve with french baguettes, tortilla chips or corn chips. Two of our favorite dips […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Spider Cookies

Ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 egg 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips * About 24 Reese mini peanut butter cups candy eyeballs o Directions Heat oven to […]

Halloween in Westfield

Sunday, October 28, 2018  •  1:30pm – 4:00pm Also check out Westfield’s Spooky Halloween Addamsfest Optimist Club’s Annual Halloween Parade  •  2:00pm The kids can show off their costumes at the Optimist Club’s traditional Halloween Parade while being accompanied by music from the WHS Marching Band starting at 1:30pm. Downtown Westfield Costume Contest The Downtown Westfield […]

Ghostly Halloween Eggs!

Looking for something beyond sweet treats to fill their bellies on Halloween? Try these ghoulish hard boiled eggs. Or surprise them and put them in their lunch box this month. Here’s how to make them. It might take a few tries to get your groove but even if you don’t make perfect circles, they can […]

Ridgewood’s Halloween Maze Opening Soon!

How can we ever begin to thank the Stewart family for bringing the Halloween spirit to our village every October with their labor-intensive, completely boggling, creepy fun maze? Every year I am truly a-mazed that they continue this tradition. It brings so much joy and excitement to every Ridgewood residents both big and small! This year, […]

Our Picks: The Perfect Comfy Sweater for Fall

As much as I hate the end of summer, there are a few things I love about fall: slipping on that comfy pair of jeans you haven’t worn in months; making stew and enjoying it with a nice glass of Cab; and finding the perfectly relaxed and chunky fall sweater. This fall, this is soon to become one […]

Westfield’s Halloween Spooky, Kooky Addamsfest

Did you know that Charles Addams was born in Westfield? He was one of America’s greatest cartoonists and creator of The Addams Family. In his honor, Westfield will be celebrating “AddamsFest” this Halloween season and turning Westfield into a creepy, kooky, spooky town. Throughout the month, there will be family themed events, movie screenings, and art exhibits. Downtown Westfield will be […]

Garden City Oktoberfest

Sun, September 30, 2018  •  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Looking to celebrate your German heritage? Hoist your stein with friends and family on the great lawn at the Garden City Hotel on Sunday September 30th from 1pm-5pm. General admission includes entrance to the Bier Garden and one traditional glass stein to be filled with beers of your […]