EDGE FOOD
COMMON LOT
ANDY CLURFELD

As I write this, the sun is setting a deep pink-orange over the western edge of my Bayshore, New Jersey, town. Silver-blue sky streaks through brush strokes of pale gray clouds that have lost all vestiges of white in a manner of split seconds. I am as aware of the minutiae of weather at this pinpoint moment as I am of the ingredients in a dinner consumed almost a week earlier at Common Lot in Millburn.

 
EDGE FOOD
MY CHEMICAL BRO-MANCE
MIKE COHEN

The wide appeal of wine encompasses devotees along a remarkably broad spectrum. From the ordained Court of Master Sommeliers to the masters of the supermarket special, wine has the capacity to leave an indelible imprint on the human mind. No wonder people like me can wax on endlessly about the aromas and flavors from our favorite gulp.

 
EDGE HOME
YEAR IN YEAR OUT
SARAH ROSSBACH

When I moved into our present home, we had no garden—and two small children. I hired a sympathetic landscaper who, seeing me juggle (not literally) my baby and toddler, designed a small, manageable garden. She planted perennial flowers that reminded me of special people and places in my life: peonies for China, my area of study, camellia bushes for my Southern mother, and agapanthus for the South of France.

 
EDGE HOME
HEY, BIG SPENDER
CHRISTINE GIBBS

’Tis the season synonymous with giving and receiving. Gifting rituals extend around the globe and back through history. Greek and Roman mythology celebrated heroic figures such as Prometheus, who stole fire from the Gods and presented it to mankind, and Dionysus, who was the first to bring a bottle of wine to an orgy. All major religions honor the tradition of gift giving, in many different ways. Christianity annually reveres the gifts of the three wise men in Bethlehem. Channukah extends the gifting ritual to eight days. Kwanzaa focuses on the seventh day. In Islam, giving gifts is one of the beneficent acts recommended by the Prophet Mohammed.

 
EDGE INTERVIEW
JERRY LEWIS
CAROLE LANGER & JERRY SACHER

More than one historian has observed that New Jersey has a legitimate claim to being the golden cradle of American popular culture. A decade before the first cameras rolled in Hollywood, Fort Lee was the birthplace of the motion picture industry. A half-century before Las Vegas, Atlantic City was America’s first playground. Red Bank produced Count Basie, Hoboken Frank Sinatra. In 1926, the Patron Saint of Comedy, Jerry Lewis, entered the world in Newark and later announced his arrival with the immortal words Hey Laaaaady!

 
EDGE RETAIL
FUN & GAMES + LADIES DAY
GIFTS WITH AN EDGE

It's a gift, products with an EDGE!

 
EDGE PEOPLE
PEOPLE WITH AN EDGE

EDGE People are socially dynamic, culturally active, educationally inspired, internally motivated, health conscious and community focused. The spotlight is on EDGE People.

 
EDGE HEALTH
COMFORT ZONE
YOLANDA NAVARRA FLEMING

A Special Health & Wellness Section from Trinitas Regional Medical Center

When a doctor and a patient literally don’t speak the same language, building a relationship based on trust and understanding poses a challenge that, at times, can be impossible to overcome. As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Adriana I. Suarez-Ligon offers patients of Trinitas Regional Medical Center the most current and accurate breast health care in two languages.

 

A Special Health & Wellness Section from Trinitas Regional Medical Center

EDGE HEALTH
DOCTOR, FIX IT
YOLANDA NAVARRA FLEMING

Mark Preston didn’t grow up with the dream of becoming a doctor. In fact, he says, the first time he had any inkling of entering the field of medicine was during his senior year in college, when he was digging out a particularly deep splinter in his hand. At the time, he was at Dartmouth College majoring in government. A year later, in a remote part of China, he got sick and spent a day as a patient in an open ward of a hospital.

 
EDGE HEALTH
WHAT'S UP DOC?
TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

A Special Health & Wellness Section from Trinitas Regional Medical Center

News, views and insights on maintaining a healthy edge.

 
EDGE FASHION
PRESENT COMPANY
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NADINE RAPHAEL

Holiday gifts come in all shapes, sizes… and surprises.

 
EDGE COMMUNITY
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

EDGE Community Schedule of Events is chock-full of health related Seminars, Support Groups, Special Programs, Professional Training Programs and more.

 
EDGE FAMILY
JUST A MOMENT...
MARK STEWART

Life, Hindu spiritual master Amit Ray once observed, is a collection of moments. I maintain that the same could be said for our state. In fact, I can’t think of a more effective way to capture its complex personality than through the unique touchstone moments, both big and small, that collectively define who and what we are as New Jerseyans. We’re not talking about best or worst moments, or even greatest hits; those are way too hard to define. Rather, think of these moments as daubs of pigment on the palette of a painter in the midst of a great (yet unfinished) work of art…

 
EDGE FEATURE
ASKED & ANSWERED
MARK STEWART

If you are a regular reader of EDGE, you know that we go to great pains to craft every page of our editorial. That is especially true of our interviews. They are both topical and timeless. They are relaxed, thoughtful and well researched. They are as interesting for the interview subjects as they are for our readers. They are intimate conversations. Which answers the question we get all the time: Why would national celebrities agree to invest so much time and energy in a small regional magazine? We’ll let them speak for themselves…

 
EDGE FOOD
THE CHEF RECOMMENDS

EDGE takes you inside the area’s most creative kitchens. It's Restaurants on the EDGE!

 
EDGE REAL ESTATE
HOMES ON THE EDGE

A look at unique and distinctive homes for sale in our area.

 
EDGE FEATURE
5 MINUTES WITH
FILMMAKER ANTHONY LEWIS

Christmas was another “shoot”—there was a 16mm setup in the living room. There were lights, there was playback, we had our marks. It was a staged affair. We did retakes! We came in and missed our marks, and we did that a few times, then we got to open the presents and we were happy. [My father] was very serious about it. It was another production… everything was a production, on varying levels. Christmas was more staged than the others. But the cameras were always rolling.

 
MY EDGE 411
CONSUMER GUIDE

See the NEW “My EDGE 411” Advertiser Listings and Informational Consumer Guide: A permanent resource of Advertisers in an informational guide to local businesses and services for our online readers.