Camp Sunshine:

Don’t tell Camp Sunshine administrator Jennie Nuzzo that teenagers today are unfocused and lazy. For decades at the camp, which offers recreational programs for children and young adults with multiple disabilities, Jennie has worked closely with young volunteers from the area and has seen nothing but commitment and caring from them year after year. “The kids who walk through these…

Where History Lives:

Northwest Bergen County is rich in history, from George Washington’s visit to The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus in 1778 to homes among us built in the early 18th and 19th centuries that still stand today. Take a drive through many of our towns, and you’ll see historical landmarks sprinkled throughout, teaching us about our area’s important place in the history of our state…

Under the Stars:

"BYO blanket" should be the mantra for outdoor summer events this month. From concerts on the lawn to Fourth of July parades and fireworks, grab a blanket and a beach chair and make this the summer you spend enjoying friends, family and good music under the stars. 

I Scream, You Scream:

Ice cream season is clearly underway. Just drive into Van Dyk’s parking lot in Ridgewood, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot; people tend to linger at their cars enjoying a double scoop and chatting with friends. Or pull into Ernie’s Ice Cream in Mahwah and there will be a line at the window and picnic benches full of…

White Sangria:

Summer temperatures call for sangria! As festive as they come, this white sangria, from Blue Moon Mexican Café in Wyckoff, packs a punch and pairs perfectly with pool parties and outdoor grilling. Add your own favorite fruit and an evening with good friends. What could be better?

Lessons in Life

 Ernest Lamour  President & CEO, Ridgewood YMCA  Who is your favorite role model in life?

Horses Healing Heroes:

The Unbridled Heroes Project was born out of a wish to save rescued and abused horses as well as help military heroes who are struggling to rebuild their lives and become whole again. Its founders, Amy and Mark Steppe, both veterans themselves, know firsthand the effects war can have on returning soldiers.

Steak & Stout

The historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn’s Tavern room is the perfect spot to meet up with friends to catch a game, grab a great meal and, of course try their extensive selection of draught and bottled beers. A Stilton burger with buttermilk onion rings or a prime New York strip partnered with a craft beer—what could be more perfect? The Inn offers craft…

Domenic Parisi:

Most weekdays and every Saturday morning starting at 6 am, Domenic & Pietro’s Barber Studio in Ho-Ho-Kus has very few empty chairs. Men come from all over the area to this local institution, in business since 1970 and owned by Domenic Parisi. We were able to grab a chair between cuts and speak with Domenic about becoming a barber in Sicily…

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?