Women Who Inspire Us

 Julia Hochstadt  Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Midland Park  What about your life’s work satisfies you the most?

Cindy Myer

Ridgewood Moving Services owner Cindy Myer has a business card that could be considered unique in her line of work: It features a cartoon character of her smiling and waving. Turns out it’s the perfect representation of her positive attitude, openness and unending promise to provide the best service to her clients as well as create a workplace culture that…

Are You Ready?

The good news is that women are feeling empowered, stronger and more confident. They are standing up for themselves in business and in their personal lives. We’ve learned how to take control and clear away obstacles in front of us. But the reality in one piece of life is stark: We are vulnerable to physical attack, to being overpowered and…

Embrace You!

When they first met at a volunteer event a few years ago, Jen Kraft and Melanie Struble felt a connection right away. Both worked with people dealing with eating disorders, Jen as a yoga teacher and Melanie as a psychotherapist. They both felt very strongly that how people view their bodies, women especially, has an effect on their minds and spirits.

The Art of Up-Cycling:

Three years ago, Glen Rock’s Jim Nonas decided to get a little creative with his Sunday school class at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff. The concept was to do a project depicting an icon in mosaic-style art. To keep costs down, he swapped old magazines for traditional tile. Sketching out an image from the Bible, Jim guided his…

Eco-Friendly Eats

When the Saddle River Inn’s chef and owner, Jamie Knott, set out to open a new place last summer, he wanted it to be an alternative dining option for his faithful followers, offering healthy, clean and sustainable food, and he wanted it to be close to the Inn. Just how close turned out to be a pleasant surprise: It is…

Greening Up Glen Rock:

If you spend a little time in Glen Rock these days, you'll quickly notice a few changes: Like fewer straws and plastic bottles in restaurants and in Borough Hall and electric cars plugged into the new charging station in the train station’s parking lot. These improvements are the result of a community-wide effort, led jointly by volunteers from the Glen…

Earth’s Youngest Caretakers

Sparkly garbage is a hot topic of conversation in Chris Kearns’ first-grade class at Willard Elementary School in Ridgewood. It’s the shiny foil inside many chip bags and juice pouches, and it can all be recycled. Walk through the halls of the school, and you’ll see cartons of sparkly garbage, big bags full of those pesky plastic grocery bags and plastic…

Chores Around the House:

How many retired guys does it take to hang a picture? About four, according to Dennis Beezley of Glen Rock, who volunteers with the Chore Service of Bergen County.

Color Me Coral:

There’s just something about coral; it’s warm and energizing while still staying soft. This year, the Pantone Color Institute, an industry leader in forecasting trends, chose Living Coral as its color of the year for its "nurturing" and "life-affirming" tones. Patty Lacourte, interior designer and owner of Eurica Home in Waldwick, showed us how using shades of coral in small ways…