The Write Staff

Reading can take you to faraway places—and also very near ones.



Reading can take you to faraway places—and also very near ones. These recently published volumes have local ties, having been written by Bergen County authors. Pick up a copy and check out what your neighbors are up to:

In for a thrill ride? Edgewater’s Jacqueline Simon Gunn recently published Circle of Trust, the second installment of the Close Enough to Kill triology. The novel follows a team of detectives as it tries to solve the murder of a radio psychologist. Gunn, who is a clinical psychologist in Manhattan, is currently working on the final book of her trilogy.

 

If activity books are your cup of tea, pick up a copy of Alecia Blake’s Color In Fashion: A Stylish Adult Coloring Book. Adult coloring isn’t just a current trend—research shows that it can help a person improve coordination, fine motor skills and memory. Blake, a Park Ridge resident and fashion illustrator, filled her book with 30 fashion prints and patterns (city scenes, paisley and florals, butterflies, etc.) to be colored.

 

Many wouldn’t guess that Carlstadt resident Vito Quattrocchi is also a writing veteran—his most recent crime drama, The Rise and Fall of the Sewer King, is his 14th book. The literary piece is based on various trips to Sicily and encounters with known members of the Mafia. When he’s not writing, Quattrocchi is cutting hair at his Carlstadt barbershop, aptly named Vito’s. 

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November 2017

Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
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Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
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S.H.A.R.E.'s 35th Anniversary Celebration and Open House Event Sunday, November 19th, 2017   1pm - 6pm Please join us for our upcoming celebration and open houses at both locations: 104 Cottage...

Cost: FREE

Where:
S.H.A.R.E. (2 Residences)
104 Cottage Place
130 Prospect Street
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
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Sponsor: S.H.A.R.E., Inc.
Telephone: 201-670-9605
Contact Name: Marianne
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Kevin Maynor ("fiercely focused with a glowing voice,” says The Washington Post) sings the title role in this new opera by N.J. composer Trent Johnson, based on the life of Jomo Kenyatta, the...

Cost: $44 - $54

Where:
Victoria Theater
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722
Contact Name: Angela Thomas
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Jewish Federation's Israel Film Festival brings the best of international, award winning films to venues throughout Bergen County. Eight films will be shown over a two week period at first rate...

Cost: $10

Where:
, NJ


Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Telephone: 201-820-3907
Contact Name: Joyce Greenberg
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Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

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Oradell
, NJ

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Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in Ho- Ho-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah...

Cost: Free

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Ho-Ho-Kus
, NJ


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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

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Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
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Join us for an Open House at Braemar at Wallkill! Braemar at Wallkill is thinking differently about assisted living so our residents can live happy, healthy lives and remain an active part of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Braemar at Wallkill
21 Riverside Drive
Middletown, NY  10940
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Sponsor: Braemar at Wallkill
Telephone: 845-695-5600
Contact Name: Maryann Crenny
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Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

More information

Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

More information

Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in Ho- Ho-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ho-Ho-Kus
, NJ


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Work up an appetite at Upper Saddle River’s THANKSGIVING DAY RUN, kicking off at Cavallini Middle School at 9 a.m. Runners will receive a complimentary T-shirt and visor; a spread of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Upper Saddle River
, NJ


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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

More information

Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

More information

Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in Ho- Ho-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ho-Ho-Kus
, NJ


Website »

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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

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Bounce around with new buddies at BounceU’s PRESCHOOL PLAYDATE at its Paramus location. For 90 minutes, the indoor playground will be reserving two giant trampolines for children ages 6 and...

Cost: $12.95 (kids)

Where:
Paramus
, NJ


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Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

More information

Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in Ho- Ho-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ho-Ho-Kus
, NJ


Website »

More information

Show More...
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Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices - Court Gallery On view at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017, the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ  07470
View map »


Telephone: 973-720-2654
Contact Name: William Paterson Universities Galleries
Website »

More information

Spend an afternoon at The Hermitage’s HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW in Ho- Ho-Kus, running from Wednesdays to Sundays until Dec. 3. Crafts can be found for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ho-Ho-Kus
, NJ


Website »

More information

Want to expand your horizons this winter? Try your luck at the open auditions for IT’S ONLY A PLAY, held by Bergen County Players in Oradell. The show is centered on a New York City...

Where:
Oradell
, NJ

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