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Spring is a time for new menus, new flavor and seasonal dishes. Here are a few newsworthy things taking place this month in our downtown eateries and food establishments. 

Limani Seafood Grill
Limani has done it again! They were featured live on Fox 5 TV on Good Day New York, Friday, March 23.  Watch it here! 235 North Ave. W., 908.233.0052. www.limaniseafood.com  

Emack & Bolio's - Westfield 
Emack & Bolio's invented the flavored cone in 1980 and have been improving on the concept ever since, making the perfect accessory to their super premium Ice cream. Try their chocolate and "Marsh"mellow covered cones with your choice of Oreos, Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles and other flavors. Their Master Chocolatier, Michael Murphy, has also been making hand-made chocolates for over 20 years. He makes and dips several dozen varieties of unique funky chocolates which are regularly sold at their shop next to the Rialto Theatre. 258 E. Broad St., 908.228.3967. www.emackandbolios.com 

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NJWA Music Studio Prepares for Spring Session

NJWA Music Studio Prepares for Spring Session

The arrival of the spring season can bring so many wonderful opportunities. Among these could be taking music lessons at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio in Westfield.

The spring session, which runs from April to June, is available for students of all age levels, from pre-school to adult. Lessons are given in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format and students can register at any time during the semester. Classes are taught by highly skilled music educators and professional artists with degrees from prestigious universities and music programs. 

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Westfield Memorial Day Parade Planned for Monday, May 28, 2018

Westfield Memorial Day Parade Planned for Monday, May 28, 2018

Plans for the Annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade are underway. The parade, scheduled for Monday, May 28, 2018, will have opening ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Monument beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants in this parade are required to assemble in the Lord & Taylor (West) parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

All Westfield organizations are invited to march in this year’s Tribute to Veterans who made the supreme sacrifice fighting for the freedom we often take for granted.

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Turning Point Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years Of Business

Turning Point Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years Of Business

The Turning Point Restaurants, New Jersey’s award winning breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, is excited to announce that they will be celebrating 20 years of “eggcellence”.

On March 24th and 25th, all Turning Point locations will be celebrating this milestone weekend with exciting giveaways, rollback pricing and more for all of the guests who have made the last 20 years possible.

First opened in 1998 by owner Kirk Ruoff in Little Silver, NJ, the Turning Point has expanded over the years and now boasts 16 locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Known for their delicious food, family-friendly atmosphere and philanthropic spirit, the Turning Point has become a staple for dining near the shore.

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Kids Discover Music, Art, Dance & Drama at the Summer Arts Workshop

Kids Discover Music, Art, Dance & Drama at the Summer Arts Workshop

Summer is a perfect time for children of all ages to explore their creativity and discover something new.  The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts is giving those children a spectacular opportunity to unleash their inner artist at the 2018 Summer Arts Workshop, a day camp located in beautiful downtown Westfield.

Running from July 9 to 27, the program will provide students of all abilities and interests, from ages 4 to 18, the opportunity to explore the visual and performing arts at a variety of different camp options.

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Shop for Mom at The Annual Girls' Day & Night Out May 10 -- with Free Parking!

Shop for Mom at The Annual Girls' Day & Night Out May 10  -- with Free Parking!

Girls' Day & Night Out in Downtown Westfield will take place May 10, 2018, all day and evening until 9pm.

Shop for Mother's Day, party with your girlfriends, pamper yourself with promotions, and relax with complimentary refreshments and entertainment as you stroll among the retailers and restaurants in stylish Downtown Westfield, NJ. 

Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, this annual Girls' Day & Night Out event welcomes ladies to enjoy festivities all day for shopping and refreshments until 9pm.

FREE SHOPPER PARKING DURING GIRLS' DAY & NIGHT OUT: Parking is free all day & night on May 10 at on-street meters and parking lots, compliments of the Town of Westfield.

The first 1,500 lucky ladies to register receive a complimentary gift from Downtown Westfield Corporation (a secret until arrival)!

Registration and gift pick-up will be 11am-1pm (day) and 5pm-7:30pm (night) at 76 Elm St., Westfield.

Rain or shine. Don't miss it! 

Thank you to our 2018 Bag Sponsors: David Realty Group and Athleta.

2018 brochure of participating businesses and their promotions.

REGISTER NOW!

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Town of Westfield Announces Plans to Survey Residents and Renovate Train Station Kiosk

Town of Westfield Announces Plans to Survey Residents and Renovate Train Station Kiosk

Built in the early 1900s, Westfield’s train station kiosk has long been an area where members of the community gather and greet each other.  Originally located on the north side of the tracks, the kiosk was used to sell newspapers and postcards to early travelers and at one point served as a taxi stand for out-of-town visitors.

The kiosk was moved to the south side lot several decades ago and became well known as a “Coffee Hut” until it closed in July 2016. Today the current administration, together with the Downtown Westfield Corporation, is announcing plans to identify the best use of the kiosk through a resident survey. Once the results of the survey are in, the information will help guide the RFP process to solicit businesses and partner in renovating the structure.

As a former commuter herself, Mayor Shelley Brindle would like to see the kiosk reopen.

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Restaurant Hunter from FiOS1 News Reviews Two Westfield Restaurants: Chez Catherine & Limani Seafood Grill

Restaurant Hunter from FiOS1 News Reviews Two Westfield Restaurants: Chez Catherine & Limani Seafood Grill

Emmy winner Christine Sloan searches for the best eats in New Jersey. Her segment airs Thursdays at 8pm on Verizon FiOS1 News. On january 18, 2018 she aired a Westfield segment and reviewed two of our Downtown restaurants. 

"French Cuisine with a Flair" 

Watch what Restaurant Hunter had to say about Chez Catherine (431 North Ave. W., 908.654.4011). She talks with French owner Stephane Bocket about his intimate restaurant, escargot, dover sole filleted tableside, his mother's chocolate mousse, and chef Christine's Grand Marnier souffle. Watch it here: www.fios1news.com/newjersey/restaurant-hunter-chez-catherine-westfield

"Flavorful Dishes at Limani Seafood Grill" 

Check out this awesome segment on Flavorful Dishes at Limani Seafood Grill (235 North Avenue W., 908.233.0052). It features Limani's flavorful Greek dishes (including their Shrimp Santorini) and showcases owners George and Vasilia Vastardis. Watch it here:  

www.fios1news.com/newjersey/restaurant-hunter-limani-seafood-grill-westfield 

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Congratulations to three downtown businesses who received a prestigious Best of Houzz award for 2018

Congratulations to three downtown businesses who received a prestigious Best of Houzz award for 2018

Congratulations to three of our downtown businesses who received a prestigious Best of Houzz award for 2018! These professionals are honored for the most popular photos on Houzz and their beautiful work in home remodeling and design.

Mimi & Hill - Best in Design

With over 40 million users and 1 million design professionals, Mimi & Hill is honored to win Best Of Design for Houzz! They would like to thank great team and amazing clients, and they continue to create authentic, unique spaces that speak to their clients' individuality. They create designs that are classic and at the same time current. 227 Elmer St., 908.403.6169. www.mimiandhill.com 

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Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Valentine's Day Essential Gifts

Look no further than Downtown Westfield for the perfect gift for those important people in your life on Valentine's Day. Here are some of the best places to get the essentials. Show your love for your Valentine and our downtown businesses at the same time!

Flowers: 

  • Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique - 23 Elm St., 908.232.2393
  • Flower Art by Design Contempo - 103 Prospect St., 908.301.0300 
  • The Green Room - 605 South Ave. W., 908.518.0400

Chocolates: 

  • Brummer's Chocolates - 125 E. Broad St., 908.232.1904 
  • The Chocolate Bar -112 Quimby St., 908.389.9000
  • Kilwins - 9 Elm St., 908.264.7476 

Champagne: 

  • NosVino - 127 Central Ave., 232.5050
  • The Liquor Basket - 115 Quimby St., 908.232.1900 
  • Trader Joe's - 155 Elm St., 908.301.0910
  • Westfield Wine & Liquors - 276 North Ave. E., 908.232.1133

Jewelry: 

  • Adler's Jewelers - 219 North Ave. W., 908.233.6900
  • Alex and Ani - 299 E. Broad St., 908.264.8157
  • Bridget's Irish Cottage - 15 E. Broad St.. 908.789.0909
  • The Farmhouse Store - 221 E. Broad St., 908.654.0444
  • The French Martini - 41 Elm St., 917.532.5776 
  • Gordin & Sons Jewelers - 135 E. Broad St., 908.232.0736
  • Juxtapose Gallery - 58 Elm St., 908.232.3278
  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • N & C Jewelers - 102 Quimby St., 908.233.3380 
  • Robert Anthony Jewelry - 254 E. Broad St., 908.317.5800 
  • Tamar Jewelry - 55 Elm St., 908.317.0180

Lingerie: 

  • Lord & Taylor - 609 North Ave., 908.233.6600
  • Victoria's Secret - 233 E. Broad St., 908.518.0859

Gift Certificates: 

Cakes/Cookies: 

  • Bovella's Pastry Shoppe - 101 E. Broad St. 908.232.4149 
  • Carlo's Bakery - 21 E. Broad St., 908.228.5525
  • Tutti Baci Italian Bakery & Deli - 401 South Ave. W., 908.317.9200

Dinner Reservations: 

  • See the Food & Wine section in this issue for ideas, or view a complete list of restaurants.