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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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Grilled Avocados

I love avocados–alone, on toast, in a salad or taco. But like with any food, grilling them gives them a wonderfully smoky flavor. Cut them in half and make an edible bowl or grill slices and throw them in a salad. Plus, they’re a great source of fiber and high in fat – but the good healthy kind […]

New Openings: Crave Nation Food Truck

As they tell it, Jennifer Encarnacion and Milton Amoroso met, fell in love and shared an appetite for life, food and adventure. One is Ecuadorian and Colombian, and the other Peruvian. They spent time traveling and eating their way through the world. After endless culinary journeys together, they came to realization that they wanted to share their passion and love […]

25+ Ridiculously Refreshingly Cocktails

Nothing Says Summer Like Some Refreshingly Cold Cocktails! Tart & Frosty Frozen Lemonade Szechuan Coconut Cocktail Ocean Blue Margarita Watermelon & Gin Lemonade Spiked Vodka Raspberry Lemonade Cool as a Cucumber Margarita Slushy Margarita Shots Blueberry- Plum Vodka Mojitos Grapefruit Cocktail Frozen Margarita Sangria Lemonade Firefly Cocktail Lillet Rose Cocktail Sweet Tea Lemonade White Wine Sangria […]

Ridgewood’s Free Movies in the Park

Wednesday, August 25  •  8:30PM Pack a picnic basket, bring the family and pull up some turf in Memorial Park for Movies in the Park, an event hosted by The Ridgewood Guild. This week’s movie features Dustin Hoffman and Terri Garr is Tootsie. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before the film begins to assure a […]

Ridgewood’s Farm to Table Fresh Produce

Sundays through November 21  •  8:30am – 2:00pm The Ridgewood Farmer’s Market is celebrating 21 years! Enjoy farm to table fresh produce plus delicious baked goods, local honey, pickles, homemade mozzarella, eggs, butter, and more! At the Ridgewood Train Station Parking Lot, West Side For details: 201-445-2600 • info@ridgewoodchamber.com • www.ridgewoodchamber.com Fresh Fruity Cocktails 25+ Fabulously Juicy Burgers

Don’t Miss: Jewelry Sale at the Summit Library!

Saturday, August 21  •  10am – Noon Come to the last sale of donated pre-owned jewelry under the tent on the Maple Street lawn at the Summit Library on Saturday, August 21 from 10 AM to Noon. If it rains, a new date and time will be posted on their Facebook page. 75 Maple St, Summit, NJ […]

Ridgewood’s Music in the Night

On Saturday, August 21, The Ridgewood Guild treats the town to live music with their Music in the Night program. Listen to music in 4 locations from selected bands: Stella (corner of Ridgewood Ave. and S. Broad St.), Ben & Jerry’s (Franklin Ave.), Bibillia (Chestnut St.), and Park West Tavern (Oak St.) Bands will play from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. […]

Don’t Miss the BEST DAY EVER!

Summer Nights at the Drive-In Children & the Covid Vaccine Need a Summer Job? Be a Lifeguard! Why is Turmeric so Good For You?  25+ Ridiculously Refreshing Cocktails What’s with the Vinegar Cleanse? Does it Really Work?!

LGBTQi+ Awareness: Cultivating a Safe Space to Promote Strength & Understanding.

Monday, June 7, 2021 7:00 – 8:00pm On Monday, June 7,  the CarePlus Parent Engagement Series will presents, the LGBTQi+ Awareness: Cultivating a Safe Space to Promote Strength & Understanding. Workshop participants will gain critical skills, tools, knowledge and connections to help lead the support efforts to create more inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, […]

Streaming Tonight: RHS Tunes in June

Thursday, June 3  •  8pm Don’t Miss the RHS Tunes in June Small Ensembles Concert tonight. Although no audience is permitted inside to watch, you can enjoy it from your lviing room! Performances will be live-streamed on YouTube and can be viewed beginning at 8:00PM at this link: https://youtu.be/Y8aycd5JZH4 RHS New Players is Calling All Young Thespians! What Ridgewood Parents […]