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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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Support Ridgewood High School Bands, Choirs and Orchestras

Enjoy a little Mexican while you support the RHS Bands, Choirs and Orchestras! They are combining forces for a fund raising event to purchase new digital pianos for the practice rooms that students all share at Ridgewood HS. Please join us on Monday, October 23 at the Blue Moon Mexican Café for a Community Night benefitting […]

My Favorite Place to Bike All Seasons (With or Without Kids)

One of my favorite places to bike is at Saddle River County Park. It’s a 6 mile long interrupted, nicely paved biking trail. When I’m alone, I can ride to the end and back and have a nice 12 mile workout. It’s one of the few places where I feel safe enough to bring the […]

Indian Street Food: Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is an Indian street food made with fried potatoes, peas, and onions. It’s easy enough to make right at home and is best when it’s soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Often it’s made with leftover potatoes and served with a spicy chutney made from chiles and coriander (you can find […]

Vegetarian Creamy, Buttery Dal Makhani

This recipe comes from and is a popular dish that’s cooked during Diwali and originates from the Punjab region. Dal refers to lentils and makhan refers to butter. Dal makhani means lentils cooked with butter. It is cooked slowly creating a thick, creamy, buttery dish. You can serve it basmati rice or naan with some onion and cucumber wedges. It takes […]

More Places Kids Love…and Parents Hate: The Sugar Factory.

Somehow I dodged the bullet on this one for awhile. But I finally was tricked into going to The Sugar Factory, a place that kids love…and most parents hate. The day started with my suggestions of a culturally-rich day of art hitting the Whitney. Little did I know, that the downtown Sugar Factory was across the street. […]

Halloween Cemetery Walk: Come if You Dare

The third annual Halloween cemetery walk sponsored by the Ridgewood Historical Society will begin and end at the Schoolhouse Museum this Friday, October 20.  Join us for a lantern-lit stroll through Valleau Cemetery where soldiers and civilians come to life and tell their stories.  Back at the museum the party continues with stories and locally produced cider and donuts.  There will be three guided walks beginning […]

Worried About Our Water?

Climate Change with Dr. David Robinson  •  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7:00-8:30pm Please join NJ State Climatologist and Rutgers Professor, Dr. David Robinson, for a discussion on the pressing issue of climate change. Cosponsored by the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee (REAC), Ridgewood Water and Ridgewood Parks & Recreation. Discussion will cover: • The changing climate in […]

Pasta without the Carbs

If you love pasta, but are trying to cut back on the carbs, try Reshma Shah’s Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Tomato Pomodoro Sauce. Not only is zucchini a great source for magnesium, folate, potasium zinc and vitamin C, B1, and B6, this dish is truly beautiful. This version of the sauce is completely oil-free but you could […]

Pack in the Pumpkin with These Fall Recipes

Pumpkin is heart healthy food that is fiber-rich; has 200% of your recommended vitamin A; and is rich with antioxidants beta-carotene. So this fall, pack in the pumpkin with some of our favorite pumpkin recipes! Find Out Why You Should Add Pumpkin to Your Diet! Pumpkin Pasta with Fresh Sage, Parmesan and Bacon • • • • • […]

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