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HAVE A SPARKLING GOOD TIME THIS WEEKEND

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and you know what that means? Fireworks! There’s nothing more red, white, and blue than celebrating the big day under a glowing night sky bursting with an epic fireworks display.

I’ve noted below all the local area Independence Day celebrations to complete your holiday weekend!

SCOTCH PLAINS
Scotch Hills Country Club
820 Jerusalem Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 
www.scotchplainsnj.gov

Scotch Plains' Independence Day Celebration is at 8 pm on July 2nd at Scotch Hills Country Club. Rain date July 3rd.

SPRINGFIELD
Meisel Avenue Park
Springfield, NJ 
http://springfield-nj.us/…/uploads/2016/06/July-4th-Poster-…

Enjoy great music and spectacular fireworks on July 4th. Gates open at 5:00 pm, concert at 7:30 pm with fireworks to follow. 

CRANFORD
Nomahegan Park
Cranford, NJ
908.709.7283, Cranford Recreation & Parks Department

Fireworks will begin on July 4th at 9:15 pm at Nomahegan Park. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 
1033 Springfield Ave in Cranford.
Rain date for fireworks only is July 5th.

MOUNTAINSIDE
Our Lady of Lourdes
300 Central Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 

Fireworks display on July 4th starting at dusk.
Music begins at 7pm with free ice cream from Mountainside PAL while supplies last.

CLARK
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ
www.tapinto.net/tow…/clark/events/clark-township-fireworks-1

Starts at 9:30 p.m. at Arthur L. Johnson High School on July 4th.
Rain date July 5th.

MILLBURN/SHORT HILLS
Taylor Park and Millburn High School 
Millburn/Short Hills, NJ
www.mshjuly4th.com

Starts at 9am on July 4th at Taylor Park and continues at 3 pm at Millburn High School with rides, food and fireworks. 
Admission $10; Rain date July 5th.

NEW PROVIDENCE
South Street
New Providence, NJ
www.newprov.org

New Providence's Independence Day celebration will begin at 7 pm on July 3rd on South Street. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. 
Rain date July 5th.

SUMMIT
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Avenue
Summit, NJ 
www.summitcommunityprograms.com

Summit's Fourth of July Celebration runs from 9:45 am to 10 pm 
July 4th with carnival rides, decorated bicycle parade, a mass "Twist and Shout" dance and fireworks display.

 

ON THE MOVE

Many consider moving to be one of life's most stressful and least fun events.  You spent a lot of time finding the perfect home, and now you have to figure out how to get all of your stuff from point A to point B in one piece, safely.   

The right moving company can make for a smooth move.  I’ve noted below my top recommendations for local, reputable moving companies.

United Van Lines
Liberty Transportation & Storage Co., Inc.
1075 Garden State Road
Union, NJ 07083
908.964.8390
800.542.0567
908.377.6571 Kenny cell
Contact:            Kenny Savoy
www.thelibertygroupcompany.com
Email: ksavoy@libertygrp.com

Harrington Moving & Storage
202-204 Rutgers Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973.313.2246
Contact:            Jeff Harrington
Email:  Jeff@HarringtonMovers.com

University Van Lines
1098 Randolph Avenue
P.O. Box 1861
Rahway, NJ 07065
908.276.2070
732.882.1060
201.264.7523 cell
Contact:            Bill Quigley
Email:  jquiqley@universityvanlines.com

Rittenhouse Moving
908.789.7196
Contact:         Ernie Rittenhouse
Email:            ritt@comcast.net

CarlosPato Movers, LLC
156 Malvern Street
Newark, NJ 07105
973.465.7575
908.447.6130 cell
Contact:        Carlos
Email:            c.pato@live.com

White Glove Moving and Storage
235 West 1st Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
800.340.1911
www.whiteglovemoving.us

Delicato Transport Moving and Storage
51 US Highway 206, Ste. 107
Augusta, NJ 07822
973.383.2078
Contact:            Tanya Sullivan
www.delicatomove.com

Email:     freeestimate@delicatomove.com
                tanyas@delicatomove.com

Cusick Moving & Storage
15 Steiner Place
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
908.756.6800
Contact:            Robert Monticchio, general manager
www.cusickmovers.com

 

INDULGE DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY

“Not another tie, honey!!!”  

Instead of another tie or coffee mug, consider one of Sherrie’s Top Picks.  After all, we’re talking about the guy who taught you how to tie your shoelaces, play catch, cook a great meal, and likely a thing or two about being your best. To help you in the ideas department, I’ve put together this list of suggestions that will definitely help turn his Father’s Day into more than just another game night.

SHIRTS - CUSTOM & READY TO WEAR

Gambert Custom Shirts
348 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
973.376.1400
www.gambertcustomshirts.com
Email:  pkmcustom@gmail.com

Paul McClutchy has years of experience in finer custom clothing, bringing his customers the finest and most luxurious imported fabrics from around the world. 

John Robert of Westfield
31 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.232.9511
www.custommadeshirtsandsuits.com

John Roberts will make your suit by hand.  The term “custom-made” means a paper pattern (based on an individual’s measurements) is drafted by hand and used as template for designing your suit.

Robert Graham Shirts
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973.258.0500
www.robertgraham.us

SHAVES - MEN’S GROOMING SALONS

Kennedy’s All American Barber Club
226C North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.233.0360
www.kennedysbarberclub.com
Email: westfieldclub@kennedybarberclub.com

At Kennedy’s, you will instantly be transported back to a time when men were men, when getting a straight razor shave and a haircut were the civilized thing to do.  At the same time, you will be offered a cool beverage, a modern selection of grooming products, listen to hand selected music and much more.

The Wolves Den Barbershop & Supply Co.
200 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.264.8445
www.thewolvesdenco.com

In The Den, you will experience a unique, one-of-a-kind service, that is exclusive to their barbershop & shave parlor. Each craftsman in The Den establishment is equipped with advanced skills in clipper cutting techniques such as smooth clipper cutting, precise edging of the hairline and neckline, along with classic clipper techniques.

The Art of Shaving
The Mall at Short Hills 
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
862.206.7000
www.theartofshaving.com

SHACKS - THINK CADDY SHACK…  PLAY OR LEARN 
LOCAL GOLF COURSES & COUNTRY CLUBS

Shackamaxon Country Club
100 Tillinghast Turn
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908.233.1300
www.shackamaxoncc.com

Shackamaxon is holding a Father’s Day Cardboard Regatta for Father’s and their families.  
Must be a member to attend.

Scotch Hills Golf Course & Country Club
820 Jerusalem Road 
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908.232.9748

No membership needed to play golf.

Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
1300 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
732.669.9100
www.hyatthills.com

No membership needed to play golf.

Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course
3 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
908.241.8700
www.gallopinghillgolfcourse.com

No membership needed to play golf.

Baltusrol Golf Club
201 Shunpike Road
Springfield, NJ 07081
973.376.1900
www.baltusrol.com

Consider getting Dad tickets to the PGA Championship held at Baltusrol this July 25th-31st.

 

IN THE SWIM OF THINGS

Pool and beach season has finally arrived, and odds are pretty good that the thought of buying a new swimsuit has crossed your mind in the past few weeks. No matter what you’re mood is this summer, I can guarantee it’s out there somewhere—and to help you navigate the vast seas of swimsuit shopping, below are my recommendations to find the perfect swimwear in our area to suit you for the summer.  

Johari
112 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.228.2779
Mention Sherrie Natko and get 20% off your purchase through June 30, 2016

Athleta
234 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.518.7620

Everything But Water
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973.218.0594

The Swimsuit Junction
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
908.967.6944

 

A SPLASHING GOOD TIME

This summer when you don your bathing suit and walk out onto the pool deck, you may be in for a sensory experience that conjures up joyful memories of summers past…warm sunshine, sparkling pool water and the smell of chlorine.

Here’s my recommendations for the top pool service companies in the area to make sure you enjoy your pool all season long.

Pool Tech
915 Sunset Avenue
Borough of Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
732.295.7005
Joseph Koidl, owner

Front Gate Services
439 Union Avenue
Middlesex, NJ  08846
908.691.4987
www.frontgateservices.com

Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies
119 US Highway 22
Greenbrook, NJ 08812
732.424.1418
www.lesliepool.com
Owen Smith, owner

Pugliese Custom Swimming Pools and Landscape Design
P.O. Box 728
Short Hills, NJ 07078
800.428.7946
www.pugliesepools.com
Tom Heath

C & M Pools and Installations
118 West Webster Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908.241.0393
www.cmpools.com
Debbie

P & M Pool Services
360 W 1st Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
908.241.6000

Superior Pool Service
813 Jerusalem Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 
908.232.6963

 

CLOSET CLEANOUTS ARE SECOND HAND TREASURES

Posted on May 24, 2016 - 10:11 AM by Sherrie Natko

Now that you’ve bought your new dream home and set a closing date, packing is one of the next things on your list.  

Today is the perfect time to do a thorough closet cleaning so you’re prepared for your move. For many people, making decisions about what to keep and discard is difficult. Harder still can be figuring out what to do with the unwanted items.

Fortunately, the burgeoning clothing consignment industry is making it even easier to find a second home for your unwanted clothes, shoes and handbags, and to make some money while you’re at it.

Here are my top six local consignment shops that turn unwanted clothes into cash.
 

2nd Time Around
410 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908.608.1028

Gabrielle Newkirk
summit@2ndtimearound.com
www.2ndtimearound.com

Augusta Mae - Boutique & Consignment Shop
35 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
908.370.7748

Kim Capese and Clara Nunziato
info@augustamae.com
www.augustamae.com

Trend Consignment
356 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
973.376.8636

Danielle Faber
trendconsignment.com
www.consignmentshopper.com

West Village Clothing Consignment Shop
410 Ridgewood Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973.762.1700

Sarah Hayden for West Village Clothing Consignment Shop

Progress Resale and Consignment 
200 North Avenue 
Garwood, NJ 07027
908.487.1499

Trish
progressresale@gmail.com

DoubleTake
774 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973.564.6464

Heather Dobbins
www.edoubletake.com

 

BRILLIANT WINDOWS

Posted on May 18, 2016 - 09:09 AM by Sherrie Natko

Window cleaning is a skilled trade and takes a lot of patience and talent to get the job done right. With June around the corner and the spring allergy season ending soon, here are some of my recommended top picks for local window washers.   

Professional Window Cleaning
Jim Seavy
732.388.2944

Global Window Cleaning
Tom Lawler
908.518.1866

George's Window Cleaning
908.221.0288

Triple C Pro Window Cleaning
Chris Cartwright
973.619.9996

Peeping Tom's Window Cleaning
Artie Hoffman
908.654.9430

 

TO HEM OR NOT TO HEM - SHERRIE'S TOP TAILORS

Posted on May 11, 2016 - 07:24 PM by Sherrie Natko

Many real estate clients and friends ask who I go to for many things including where I tailor my clothes.

I've noted below the incredible tailors who put so much time and effort into sharing what they make, and deliver a great finished product.  They treat sewing as an art, but always stay true to their aesthetic.

Westfield Tailors
474 North Avenue East
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.654.8934
908.499.3122 emergency tailoring calls
www.westfieldtailors.net

Thomas Charles is a master tailor specializing in gowns.

Francolino Clothier
129 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.233.1273

Roman Boutique
106 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.654.1658

Marci's Alteration Fitter
617 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973.376.8749

Zenona Alteration & Tailoring Center
303 Millburn Avenue #3
Millburn, NJ 07041
973.376.3515

 

MOTHER'S DAY

Posted on May 2, 2016 - 02:02 PM by Sherrie Natko

This Sunday, May 8th is dedicated to all the mothers out there. For Mother’s Day, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite local sources for inspiration and gifting…

Blue Jasmine Floral Design & Boutique
23 Elm Street, Westfield
908.232.2393
www.shopbluejasmine.com

Paulina and her design team specialize in beautiful, free-form arrangements.

Christoffers Flowers & Gifts
860 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside
908.233.0500
www.christoffersflowers.com

Kurt and his team focus on fresh arrangements and custom silk designs, working within your budget. Customer relationships are a hallmark of Christoffers.

Green Room Floral Design, Events & Gifts
227 Elmer Street,Westfield
908.518.0400
www.greenroomflorist.com

Lucille works with a variety of fresh and silk flowers, specializing in European and English Garden design.

Parker’s Petals
Orchard Street, Summit
908.376.9005
www.parkerspetals.com

If you send or bring in your child’s artwork, Jaime will turn it into a vase!


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