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Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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25+ Fresh Summer Salads!

When it’s too hot in the kitchen, opt for a salad! Here are a bunch of our favorites. 1, Mexican Salad An easy colorful dinner salad with. black bean, corn and pre-cooked grilled chicken. 2. Watermelon & Feta Salad Just the right amount of sweet and savory. 3. Avocado-Chicken Salad Simple, fresh and delicious and packed […]

Red, White & Blue: 12 Tasty Treats for 4th!

Also read 25+ Mouth-Watering Burgers Make sure your guests grab some food and patriotic goods on their way to the parade. 1. Make red, white and blue popsicles fill popsicle molds with lemonade or sprite and add raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. 2. Firecracker Red, White and Blue Cake is easier than it looks. Use food color to dye a 1/3 […]

Peach, Proscuitto & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing

Fresh peaches take away the bitterness in this arugula salad.  If you’re grilling, this is even better with grilled peaches. INGREDIENTS: Dressing: 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 honey 1/4 olive oil 2 large ripe peaches (or if you have time grilled peaches) 12 cups (loosely packed) arugula (about 6 oz) 1/2 cup goat cheese 2 ounces thinly […]

25+ Fabulous Mouthwatering Juicy Burgers

Beyond your average burger, any one of these burger recipes will have your mouth –and your guests’ mouths watering.  Juicy Gooey Nacho Thai Pork Burger Whiskey Glazed Blue Cheese Burger Kimchi Bacon Burger Grilled Pork with Aioli Fried Egg Turkey Burger with Kale Open-Face Turkey with Gruyere The Guido Burger Spicy Sriracha  Cheesy Burgers with […]

Drive-Thru Safari…Without Baboons Jumping on Your Car.

Here’s a fun outing for the whole family– you can stay cool in your car! Six Flags Wild Safari opened up a Drive-Thru Safari Adventure. The self-guided, drive-thru journey explores 350 acres of land and boasts 1,200 exotic animals from six continents. Look for llamas, elephants, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, baboons and more. And don’t worry about baboons jumping on your car anymore! Fencing […]

Where to Pick Your Own Peaches

Grab the kids and get outside and pick your own peaches at Demarest Farms throughout July. Reservations can be made online. And then make yourself a Peach Bellini or a Peach, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad. Farm to Table Fresh Produce in Ridgewood 25+ Ridiculously Fresh Fruity Cocktails Virtual Summer Camp 25+ Fabulously Juicy Burgers

Concert for Kids at Kasschau Band Shell!

Tuesday, June 30  •  7:30 – 9pm Looking for something to do with the kids? Bring a few chairs and a blanket to see Lou Gallo & The Very Hungry Band at Kasschau Memorial Shell. Lou Gallo is one of those rare children’s performers who is as beloved by children as he is by adults. His most recent […]

Grab a Cocktail in Town

Put on your mask and grab a cocktail in town at the Summit House window bar. Grab a seat at one of our tables on Maple Street and cool off with a frozen margaritas or a “Mexican Daisy” or one of your other favorites. Or choose from one of their wine and beer selections while you […]

Farm to Table Fresh Produce in Ridgewood

Sundays from June 28 – November 22  •  9-3pm The Ridgewood Farmer’s Market is celebrating 20 years! Enjoy farm to table fresh produce plus delicious baked goods, local honey, pickles, homemade mozzarella, eggs, butter, and more! Facemasks will be worn by all vendors! The Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot West Side For details: 201-445-2600 • info@ridgewoodchamber.com • www.ridgewoodchamber.com Fresh Fruity […]

Contactless Clothing Drive–Today!

June 26, 2020  •  10am – 2pm Have you been cleaning out your closets during quarantine but haven’t been able to donate them? We have the solution!!! Ridge School is hosting a Contactless Clothing Drive Friday from 10am – 2pm at 325 West Ridgewood Ave in Ridgewood! Donate: • Clothing and Shoes– all types and […]

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