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Satsang Yoga Studio

Satsang is gearing up for Spring with several events in March. On March 7 at 7:30pm, they are offering a free lecture with Dr. Thomas Agesen on Regenerative Medicine and PRP as non-surgical alternatives for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. Sunday, March 19 1:30-3pm enjoy their monthly Roll, Relax, Reset workshop focusing on lower back and hips. Use therapy balls to roll out your winter kinks. Sunday, March 25 at 12:30-1:30 it's a Mommy and Me Yoga event for newborn babies to crawling. Spend some quality time connecting with your baby while you strengthen and tone your body. 235 E. Broad St., 2nd floor, 908.789.7203. www.satsangyogastudio.com

The Bar Method

Hey teens! Looking to get Prom or Summer ready? The Bar Method is offering a $75/month Unlimited class pack for High School and College students. This is an unlimited package so all times are open to you. Please call the studio to register for this special price. 908.232.0746. www.westfield.barmethod.com

POE Yoga Westfield

POE 'Hot 26' classes are now in Westfield. A sequence of 26 postures, each posture is held twice and the specific sequence systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as nature intended. POE has hired the most experienced teachers in the area to deliver the ultimate experience to their clientele. First class is free! 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. www.poeyoga.com

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Rumors on Social Media Can Be Damaging to Our Downtown

Rumors on Social Media Can Be Damaging to Our Downtown

Rumors can be a terribly damaging form of communication. Rumors spread on social media are no exception, and only serve to amplify the negative effects on people and businesses. 

Recently our office has received an increased level of questions about store closings based on rumors on social media. While we can in some cases confirm news about stores not renewing their leases or planning to close, the majority of rumors we hear and read are false! Rumors about some of our downtown chain stores and restaurants closing are most often not true and we are baffled by who would start such rumors and why. The businesses affected are themselves confused about where the rumors started and are forced into damage control mode to convince customers they are doing fine.

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Shopping Best Bets

Shopping Best Bets

South Moon Under

South Moon Under's Annual Swim Event takes place March 3-27 and features 15% off swimwear and cover ups. New this year, they now sell all two piece swimwear as separates! Additionally, customers can visit the store or online at http://bit.ly/2kvx9qq to enter to win the 'Best Beach Bag Ever' worth over $500! 249 E. Broad St., 908.518.1509. www.southmoonunder.com

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor will be hosting their Friends and Family event from Thursday, March 2 - Monday, March 6. Stop by and enjoy 40% off your purchase (certain exclusions apply) as well as 20% off for signing up for an Ann Taylor credit card. These discounts are only for a limited time so stop by and enjoy some great discounts on all of their new arrivals. They will be also hosting a private shopping event after the store is closed on Monday, March 6 from 8-10pm. Refreshments will be served. Contact the store to RSVP to the after hours event. 167 E. Broad St., 908.232.2393. www.anntaylor.com

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine is gearing up for Spring! Shop new plants, jewelry and gifts at the boutique. Enjoy a one day sale to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, with 20% off all things green (excludes plants and flowers)!  Learn floral design at any of their March classes - call for a schedule and details. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. www.shopbluejasmine.com

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Food & Wine Highlights in March

Food & Wine Highlights in March

Besides Dine Out Westfield, there are many other things going on for foodies this month. 


The Brick Oven to Continue Prix Fixe Lunch

Brick Oven plans to continue their Dine Out Westfield prix fixe lunch menu mid-week through the end of March. Enjoy a 2-course lunch Monday-Thursday for $10 through the end of this month. 117 Quimby St., 908.317.9500. www.thebrickovenwestfield.com 

Custom Salad Bar at Casa Di Pizza

Casa Di Pizza features a "create your own" custom salad bar with over thirty different toppings to choose from, including fresh grilled shrimp, chicken breast and Icelandic salmon. Their homemade soups are also a fan favorite made daily. Either a salad or a soup (or both) creates a healthy option on an already great menu! 50 Elm St., 908.654.3232. www.casadipizzawestfield.com 

Spring Truffles and Fresh Fruit Sorbets at The Chocolate Bar

The Chocolate Bar is jumping into Spring with fresh dipped spring truffles and store made Easter bunnies! Stop in to taste the coconut and new fresh fruit sorbets. Chocolates and gelato are made daily in the store from the finest quality and freshest ingredients by Neil, owner since 2004. 112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000. www.thechocolatebarwestfield.com 

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Celebrate with the Irish! Live Music and More on St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate with the Irish! Live Music and More on St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! There are lots of things to eat, drink and enjoy this month in Westfield to get into the lucky spirit. The Downtown Westfield Corporation is sponsoring live Irish music by The Michael Craig Band inside 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (at 16 Prospect St.) from 2:00pm-4:30pm on March 17th. Come enjoy the music while you sip a pint of Guinness, then shop and stroll in town to take in the festive offerings. Many restaurants and merchants are going green in some way on that day. Here's a sampling. Erin go Bragh! 

  • Head to Bridget's Irish Cottage (15 E. Broad St., 908.789.0909) for all things Irish. They are offering a Blarney Castle Navy Blue/Shamrock-Ireland Sweater for $35 (regularly $69). 
  • Savor a green apple martini at Akai Sushi Lounge (10E. Broad St., 908.264.8660).
  • Enjoy shamrock cookies and themed cakes at Carlo's Bakery (21 E. Broad St., 908.228.5525).
  • Get your Irish soda bread and green sprinkle cookies at Bovella's Pastry Shoppe (101 E. Broad St., 908.232.4149).
  • Try an Irish whiskey or a pint of Guinness at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro (16 Prospect St., 908.232.7320).
  • Sip an Irish coffee at Sweet Waters Steak House (43 Elm St., 908.317.2599).
  • Enjoy a green bagel, Taylor ham, egg and cheese at 50% off at Rock n Joe Coffee Bar (20 Prospect St., 908.232.1660).
  • Enjoy 20% off all things green in jewelry and gifts at Blue Jasmine (23 Elm St., 908.232.2393.
  • Enjoy 17% off the entire store at Learning Express Toys (104 Quimby St., 908.233.1381). 
  • Get green bagels at Manhattan at Manhattan Bagel (210 South Ave. W., 908.654.0525).
  • Let's Yo is offering 15% off your yogurt purchase March 17-19 (121 E. Broad St., 908.233.8800). 
  • Savor some special tastings at Savory Spice Shop (138 E. Broad St., 908.264.8947).

*Check back for more details as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.

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Local Advisor Mariella Foley Earns Industry Award

image001Mariella Foley, a Wealth Advisor with Round Table Wealth Management in Westfield, N.J., has been named a FIVE STAR Wealth Manager for 2017. She also previously earned this award in 2016. Mariella is a CFP® practitioner as well as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). Her focus is in assisting women who are experiencing a life transition due to divorce or death of a spouse to help them become more comfortable with their finances. Mariella also is the Chair of the Women to Women networking group which is part of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Five Star Wealth Managers are a select group of advisors that meet the award eligibility criteria including industry credentials, experience, and favorable regulatory standing. Other criteria considered includes client retention rates, assets under management, number of clients/households, and education/professional designations. There is no fee paid in association with the award. 

Round Table Wealth Management is an independent advisory firm providing objective investment and financial advisory services to high net worth individuals. Their headquarters is in downtown Westfield, N.J. with another office in New York City. For additional information, please contact Mariella at mariella@roundtablewealth.com or (908) 374-2570.

Dine Out Westfield Food & Wine Event Continues Through March 9

Dine Out Westfield Food & Wine Event Continues Through March 9

It's time to eat & drink! The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Westfield February 26 through March 09, 2017. Over twenty restaurants are participating this winter to offer wonderful menus at affordable prices. Restaurants are offering two and three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for lunch and/or dinner, many with wine pairing options. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included unless otherwise noted. Menus are published in advance (when available) for you to review before making your reservation.

What's New this year? Dine Out Westfield is now a Food & Wine Event with wine pairing menus and recommendations. Participating restaurants with liquor licenses are offering options for wine pairings along with their food menus. Some wineries are selling bottles of wine in several restaurants. Local liquor stores NosVino and The Liquor Basket will be making wine recommendations for other restaurants and offering discounts and tableside delivery if you order in advance! 

Browse the list of participating restaurants below to find one that fits your appetite and your budget. Then call the restaurant directly for reservations. Bon Appetit!

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Two River Community Bank Supports the NJ Workshop for the Arts

Two River Community Bank Supports the NJ Workshop for the Arts

Representatives from the Westfield Branch of Two River Community Bank presented a generous donation to the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts to benefit the organization’s  March 12 fundraiser, the 45th Anniversary Family Gala Brunch. This event will  support the Music Connection scholarship program for children with special needs. Pictured in the photo are Jeffrey R. Schneider, Two River Community Bank Vice President and Business Development Officer, Jody P. Weinberg, Two River Community Bank Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Dr. Ted Schlosberg, NJWA Founder and Executive Director, and NJWA administrative staff members Glen Brown and Rosemary Topar. For additional information about the Music Connection and the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, located at 150-152 E. Broad St., Westfield, visit www.njworkshopforthearts.com or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Shopping Best Bets for February 2017

Shopping Best Bets for February 2017

 

Athleta

Join Athleta Westfield for many exciting events in February. On February 4th at 8:45am enjoy a Turn It Up Burn It Up workout led by GYMGUYZ Metuchen! Plus, enter to win a pair of high performance Sculptek or Sonar Capris. On February 11, enjoy a Follow Your Heart yoga/spa class with card making activity for mom and her Athleta Girl. After class make a special Valentine together. On Tuesday, February 14 at 9am, join Strong as a Mother Postnatal Fitness. This is a postpartum fitness class focusing on engaging your baby through music and movement while allowing you to get a full body work out. New spring merchandise arrives in the store on February 22. For more information on store events and classes visit their store calendar. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. www.athleta.com

 

Blue Jasmine

Craft an elegant and romantic gift for your Valentine in three easy steps with Blue Jasmine's Valentine's Day Flower Bar. Choose your style (hand-tied bouquet or an arrangement in a vase), size (ranging from $55 to $100) and color palette (red, pink or pastel). Call today to order your stunning arrangement! You may also visit their friends at Guillotine Salon, The Wolves Den or Kilwins to ask about their special neighborhood partner promotions for Valentine's Day. 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393. www.shopbluejasmine.com 

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Task Force Continues Work Of Looking at Future of Downtown

Task Force Continues Work Of Looking at Future of Downtown

Look for the latest article in the Thursday, February 2, 2017 edition of The Westfield Leader titled

"Task Force Continues Work Of Looking at Future of Downtown" by Paul J. Peyton. 


www.goleader.com