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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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Grooveryde is Riding Hard in the Heights

Test your endurance with a class at the new Grooveryde at Van Aken District. Their intense, heart-thumping classes are full-body body workouts are more than just a tough ride. The 50-minute cardio/endurance-based classes incorporate choreographed movements, light hand weights and a combination of climbs, sprints and intervals. Imagine doing push-ups and crunches– on a bike! They also offer Power yoga and barre […]

Tease that Hair: It’s a Back to the 80s Party

Saturday, January 26, 2019 •  8 – 11 p.m Pull out your leg warmers and shoulder pads and tease that hair; its time to get ready to get gaudy for for the “Back to the 80’s” Fundraiser for Family Promise. 80’s attire, make a throwback request with the DJ, and party like it’s 1989! Co-Chairs Jennifer Glatt and Liz Frank […]

Westfield Business Owner with a Big Heart Keeps Giving Back

We’ve run a several articles about national businesses that give back. But it feels even better when it’s local. Outta Hand pizzeria owner Burim Regjaj felt moved by the thought of federal employees’ families affected by the government shutdown who are starting to feel the strain of living without paychecks. So he decided he would do his […]

Ladies’ Night Out Making Mozzarella in Westfield

Mondays night at 7pm Here’s something a little different to do for a fun ladies’ night out right here in Westfield. Grab a friend and spend the evening sipping wine, snacking on cheese, and learning to make fresh mozzarella from the experts at Vine Ripe Market! You’ll learn the step by step process that goes […]

MLK Pancake Breakfast in Westfield

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Theta Phi Omega Plainfield Chapter will host a pancake breakfast at the Westfield Community Center on Monday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $7 for non-members and $5 for members, children and seniors. For more details and tickets, call the Westfield Community Center […]

Where to Make a Recording in Ridgewood

Did you know that the Ridgewood High School Recording Studio is open to all Ridgewood students for free? Students can record their own solo, use the space to record a demo, mixtape, single or even make an audition tape. The studio offers a wide range of quality microphones, professional outboard equipment, virtual instruments and plugins. There […]

Mind Games: 10 Gifts to Boost Their Brains!

We wanted to put together a list of toys that would make great additions under the tree not just because they’re fun but because kids will learn new skills from them without even knowing it. So we asked Melissa Bangash, Director of West Side Nursery School in Ridgewood, NJ. to give us her top 10 favorite “mind […]

The Best Vacation Get-Aways

Here are some of our favorite get-aways from the last few years–many that we’ gladly take again!  • • • • • • • WARM WEATHER GETAWAYS • • • • • • • CUBA It’s Not the Trip for Everyone. COSTA RICA Costa Rica Adventure: Beaches, Volcanos, Sloths and More!   PUERTO RICO Off the Beaten […]

20+ Best Soup Recipes

On a cold day, there’s nothing better than hunkering down, lighting a fire and making some comfort food. Here are some of our favorite soup recipes. Give them a try! If you can’t get out for all the ingredients, improvise! We’d love to hear how it goes! New England Clam Chowder Tammy’s 9 Bean Hearty, Healthy […]

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