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NJ Workshop for the Arts Offers Westfield Fencing Club and is Registering for the New Season

The Westfield Fencing Club, a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the arts, is currently registering students for 2017-2018,  its 24th session, which begins on September 27. Classes and bouting for beginners, intermediate and advanced fencers will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am  at All Saints’ Church, 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains. 

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Join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra for an Exciting New Season 2017-2018

Join the New Jersey Festival Orchestra for an Exciting New Season 2017-2018

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra has unveiled plans for its 35th anniversary season. Audiences can expect a series of dynamic musical celebrations to rival anything in New York City. The 2017-18 concert series entitled “Voices of Distinction” promises five spectacular programs centered around words, stories, and music.

The season celebration begins dramatically in October with Serenades to Music, sparkling works by Vaughan William and Mozart and featuring internationally acclaimed virtuoso Stefan Milenkovich performing Paganini's B minor violin concerto, one of the most dazzling scores ever created for the instrument. 

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9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

The town of Westfield will observe the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a community gathering on Monday, September 11, 2017, at the September 11th Memorial site on North Avenue at E. Broad Street. The commemoration ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with opening remarks from Mayor Skibitsky. Local clergy will offer prayers of commemoration followed by the presentation of the ceremonial wreath by an honor guard, the playing of "Taps" and the singing of "God Bless America." Each year, the ceremony concludes with a period of silent reflection and show of community support. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Public welcome. 

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Shopping Best Bets for September

Shopping Best Bets for September
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Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique
Prepare for fall with a fresh season of new jewelry, accessories and back-to-school gifts at Blue Jasmine. Learn to design your own garden-inspired floral arrangements at their fall workshops. September and October class dates and details are listed on their website. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. 

Athleta 
Athleta is having a huge Friends and Family Weekend, September 14 through 18! Join them for a weekend full of fun events including a Book signing with Laurie Gelman Author of "Class Mom", Teacher and Military Appreciation Days, Mom and Daughter Zumba Class, Moms Helping Moms Supply Drive and Mother daughter Shopping events. For the kickoff on September 14, Athleta will be giving away prizes every hour donated by local businesses, and the day will wrap up with a Ladies Night Out from 7-9pm featuring special guest Laurie Gelman who will be signing copies of her new book Class Mom, Mocktails provided by NosVino, Snacks provided by The Salad House of Westfield, and cookies provided by PeaPods Cookies! Books are available now in advance for purchase at the Town Book Store (270 E. Broad St., 908.233.3535). 224 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. See event details.  

Castle Bootery
Enjoy $5 off every pair of sneakers, shoes or boots purchased this month at Castle Bootery. Perfect for back to school shopping! Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and expires September 30. 52 Elm St., 908.233.7172. www.castlebootery.com 

Evalyn Dunn Gallery 
Evalyn Dunn is excited to announce they are now a Caithness glass dealer. Caithness glass is rare glass made in Scotland, known for their unique works of hand-crafted modern paperweight designs. While on a trip to Scotland, owner Jacie Civins and her husband Arnie were fortunate to visit the factory and make their own unique paperweight. Visit the gallery to see this new collection. www.evalyndunngallery.com 
 
Beauty:

Leo Charles Salon 
Leo Charles has some great hair products and offerings, including Pura Kosmetica, an exclusive color line, and Magic Sleek, a polymer rebuilder for hair straightening. Magic Sleek is a formaldehyde free hair smoothing system with a unique combination of tannins, Argan oil extracts, and Amino Acids. It's a great alternative to keratin. Make an appointment to try it today! 105 Prospect St, 908.233.3460. www.leocharleshairsalon.com 
 
Amazing Lash Studio 
Amazing Lash is having a back-to-school special on gift cards: Give one, get one!  Buy a $100 gift card, get a $10 gift card for yourself; spend $150, get $15, spend $200, get $25. Regionally, Amazing Lash Studio is increasing pricing, so lock in your low rates before the new prices roll out on October 1. 225 E. Broad St., 908.312.3770. www.amazinglashstudio.com 
 
Facial Reality Spa & Salon
Buy the all new, amazing Marine Flower Peptide Collection and receive a free one ounce Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream ($45 value). The Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream combine for an ultra-nourishing, anti-aging powerhouse. Stop by for details. Offer expires September 30. Lenox Ave., 908.928.0010. www.facialrealityspa.com 
 
Jersey Boutique Spa
Try their new facial with cupping, LED, oxygen and enzymes. It's normally $200, now $150 until the end of October. Also take 20% off any lash extensions for first time clients. 331 W. Broad St., 973.634.1077. www.jerseyboutiquespa.com 
 
R Studio Lash Spa & Brow Bra
Now that it's Fall, take advantage of R Studio's signature Mink Full Lash Set for $199 (over $50 savings) and experience the difference! Call or reserve online for your next appointment. 100 Quimby St. Suite 3&5, 908.858.0746. www.Rstudiolashspa.com
 
Glamorous Girlz
For the month of September, Glamorous Girlz will be offering a mother daughter deal -- when mom comes in for a manicure, your daughter will get one for free! 28 Prospect St. 908.264.8819. 
 
Fitness:

Satsang Yoga 
Satsang Yoga has lots to offer families this September. There's a brand new Mommy & Me weekly yoga class Saturday mornings at 10:30am and a Warrior Kids Yoga Club for Parent & Child (kids ages 6-8), on Saturdays 11:30am. Satsang Kids has grown and is now offered Wednesdays 4pm for Grades K-2 and Thursdays 3:45pm for grades 3-5. Middle School Girls returns on Wednesdays at 3:30pm. Register now before these popular classes fill up! Check their class schedule for class times and details. www.satsangyogastudio.com  
 
POE Yoga
POE has an exciting new class on the schedule called Boxx & Bend, an hour class that consists of 30 minutes of kickboxing & 30 minutes of yoga. It is a high intensity class composed of 12 rounds of carefully chosen moves that are perfectly partnered with top hits music to inspire. POE is also offering a two part Root to Rise Foundational workshop. Part 1is Building the Foundation, and takes place Saturday, 9/23 from 12pm-1:30pm. Part 2 is Completing the Practice, and is offered Sunday, 9/24 from 10:45am-12:15pm. This two-part workshop is designed to build and strengthen your practice to a new level. All yoga levels welcome. Sign up for one or for both parts, $40 for one session or $70 for both. The room will be heated to 85 degrees. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com    
 
Bar Method
Get back on track with your fitness goals. The Bar Method is offering 30 days of classes for only $75!! This special is for new clients only and must be purchased during the month of September. Purchase the "New Client Special" online at Westfield.barmethod.com using code SEPTEMBER or call the studio. See you soon! 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746.
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Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School

Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School
Summer is coming to an end and it's time for the kids to go back to school. We love our children and cherish the moments and memories of long summer days, but summer vacation is over and so are the busy tasks of travel, camp, flights, road trips, packing, unpacking and extra laundry. So, it's time for parents to take a breather and focus on some fun stuff before rigorous fall sports schedules and routines ramp up. Yes, it's time for some PAMPERING!   
 
Here are the Top 10 things we think every parent needs right now.
 
1. A spa visit. It's time for some rest and relaxation with a good massage, facial, body scrub, or other spa treatment. Book your spa appointments today at one of Westfield's many options. Visit On The Side Day Spa, BlueMercury, Bare Skin, Facial Reality, Jersey Boutique Spa, Skin Savvy, or U Relax. See the list.
 
2. A mani and pedi. We are on top of our pedicures all summer long, but many of us fall off once the weather cools down and the kids are back in school. Treat yourself to a mani and pedi to keep yourself looking and feeling great. First Class Nails, Glamorous Girlz, Joy Nails & Spa, The Nail Boutique, Serenity Nails, and coming soon Nails Spa & Beyond.  View a listing of these businesses.
 
3. A chill. Visit Chill Cryotherapy to relieve pain & inflammation, lose weight, and enhance athletic performance. www.chillcryo.net 
 
4. A new outfit. Just because you deserve it. Feel good and enjoy Fall with some shopping at one of our downtown retail stores and boutiques.
 
5. A girls day or night out. During the summer months, friends are away or gone on weekends and time just flies by. Now that school is back in session, schedule a lunch or a night out to unwind and have fun with the girls. Meet for a coffee, lunch, happy hour or dinner at one of these downtown restaurants
 
6. A good book. Maybe you did some summer reading, and maybe you just meant to. Either way, now is a good time for some new books. Grab a few from The Town Book Store and dig into them this fall on a cozy chair and under a blanket. www.townbookstore.com 
 
7. A great bottle of wine. Get your favorite bottle of wine, and enjoy it with a quiet evening at home or with friends and family. Visit NosVino, The Liquor Basket, Trader Joe's, or Westfield Wine & Liquors. View them here.
 
8. A dietary cleanse. Try a healthy dose of fruits, juices and natural foods to cleanse the body. Several places in town offer 2-5 day cleanses or simply healthy tonics. Visit Via Nutrition, Fresh Bui, Juice Junky at Feast and Ono Bowls. See the list of juice places.

9. A New Workout Gym or Routine. There are so many amazing places in Westfield for yoga classes, Bar, Pilates and more. Get into a new routine by switching it up. Try some new classes at any of these fabulous workout facilities. The Bar Method, Bella Vida Yoga, Club Pilates, POE Yoga, Power Stretch Studio, Raritan Valley Gyrotonic, Satsang Yoga Studio, Westfield Fitness. See the list.
 
10. New Makeup, Brows, Lashes. It's time for new fall makeup, a fresh look at those eyebrows you've been meaning to tame or enhance, and perhaps a look at some new long lashes. Try one of these fine establishments. Blende Beauty, BlueMercury, Amazing Lash Studio, A Face Forever, Jersey Boutique Spa, Lashzilla Lash & Beauty Boutique, Lord & Taylor, and R Studio Lash Spa. View the list.

 

 
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Food & Wine Latest News

Food & Wine Latest News
Fiamma is on NJ.com's list of NJ's best pizzerias!
Of the 50 semi-finalists, half were selected by Pete Genovese of nj.com based on his years of eating pizza across the state. This is one of NJ's best showdowns. Congrats to Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza for being one of Pete's top picks. 108 Quimby St., 908.654.0400.  Read more....

** Fiamma Photo Contest: DWC has teamed up with Fiamma to sponsor a photo contest on Instagram and give away $100! Just post your favorite Fiamma dish photos to #fiammapizza during the month of September for a chance to win a $100 Fiamma gift card! Contest ends September 30 and winner to be announced.

 

Ferraro's is Expanding their 3rd Floor
Ferraro's Restaurant of Westfield is under construction to build out their third floor to accommodate larger parties and events. Previously empty space, their liquor license now allows for a ballroom. Ferraro's will be well equipped on their new level for your next private or corporate party! 14 Elm St., 908.232.1105. www.ferrarosrestaurant.com 

Thursday Night BOGO at Kilwins

Kilwins is extending their family night thru September. Every Thursday night from 5pm until closing, buy a double or single scoop ice cream and get a second single scoop free!! 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476.  www.Kilwins.com/westfield 

 

Savory Spice Shop Launches New Chicharron Salt  
Savory Spice is now offering Chicharron Salt, a combination salt with ground pork rinds and spices to give a delicious porkiness to anything you shake it on! Sprinkle on grilled meats or veggies, French fries, popcorn, or salads. Great for encrusting white fish or adding flavor to breadcrumb toppings. Use it to add body to broths and soups. It's also perfect for taking desserts in an unexpected direction. 138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947. www.savoryspiceshop.com 
 
Tequila Tasting at NosVino
Join NosVino Friday, September 15th from 5pm-8pm for free tequila tasting! Tequila Ocho is the first tequila to designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the agave was harvested as is done with fine wines. Each estate or "rancho" produces a limited amount of agave, so each vintage of Ocho is both rare and collectable. Taste and learn with them, just in time for the Mexican celebration of Grito de Dolores! 127 Central Ave., 908.232.5050. www.nosvino.com 
New Flavors at Emack & Bolio's Westfield
Stop in to try their new flavors: Malted whoppers and Dough (Malted ice cream with whoppers and cookie dough), Triple Raspberry Truffle (Raspberry ice cream, raspberry swirl and raspberry truffles), Gabba Gabba Goobah (Chocolate ice cream, marsh "mellow" swirl and chocolate covered peanuts, and the new s'moreo favorite, Toasted S'moreo (Toasted marsh "mellow" ice cream, graham cracker swirl and Oreos.  
258 E Broad St., 908.228.3967.
 
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