Sunshine Sam Moves To Valley Road

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Sunshine Sam Moves To Valley Road

By Michele Silver

Recently relocated from Bloomfield, Sunshine Sam—the toy store that carries only non-electronic playthings—has a new home at 127 Valley Road. Owner Marlene Lewis named the store after her son (it was actually his idea!) and is committed to carrying creative, unique toys that requires kids to use their…wait for it…imaginations.

Her background in marketing and branding is evident in her quaint, colorful and well-merchandised shop. Make-your-own craft sets, cool games and the original “You’re Super” superhero cape that started it all provide wonderful choices for gifts or to stock your own children’s toy boxes. Most of the items have samples out for children to try before they buy, which results in very few returns.

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This past Saturday, Sunshine Sam hosted a fundraiser for the Lulu & Leo Fund (http://www.lululeofund.org/), which helps families foster creativity and build resilience through meaningful engagement with art and other creative endeavors. Founders Marina and Kevin Krim, recognize the critical importance of creativity as a healing force. Highlights included local author and illustrator Jason Kirschner who read his new children’s book, Mr. Particular (https://www.facebook.com/jasonkirschnerstudio), and an appearance by The Creativity Caravan’s Airstream in which kids can type on vintage typewriters, play with giant magnetic poetry, play dress-up, and pose in a photo booth.

Sunshine Sam
127 Valley Rd., Ste 6
973.337.6260
sunshinesam.com

Michele Silver is a freelance writer living in Montclair, NJ and she plays regularly with her daughter’s Plus-Plus building pieces (http://plus-plus.dk/UK/Plus-plus_welcome.html).

 
Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Glen Ridge/Montclair/Maplewood/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Glen Ridge, Montclair, Millburn, Short Hills, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Montclair, Glen Ridge, Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Want to know how we consistently sell our clients’ homes for more $? http://www.sellinghousesformore.com
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As your Glen Ridge, Montclair, Maplewood/South Orange/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

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Opening Day for Montclair Farmer’s Market

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Opening Day for Montclair Farmer’s Market

 

By Michele Silver

 

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The happy energy among patrons strolling and shopping for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, honey and of course, the always-kid-favorite Picklelicious stand was palpable during opening day of the Farmer’s Market on Walnut St. by the Walnut St. train station. It was a perfect day to peruse the harvest for tonight’s dinner and catch up with neighbors.

 

To help celebrate the opening for the market’s 24th season, a troupe from DanceWorks (http://danceworksstudios.com) on Grove Street performed several numbers for the welcoming crowd.

 

Now open every Saturday through Thanksgiving, from 8am to 2pm, the Montclair Farmer’s Market features Tree-licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John as well as 15 unique food vendors that include a cheese maker, seafood fishmonger, beekeeper, spice purveyor, pesto maker, and a Garden State wine vintner. Also present was the popular Taqueria Autentica food truck.

 

While it’s not officially summer, it certainly felt like it today at the Montclair Farmer’s Market. It’s a wonderful and delicious way to support local growers and feed your family healthy meals.

 

Michele Silver is a freelance writer in Montclair, NJ., whose favorite type of pickle is half sour.

 

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Selling a Montclair/Glen Ridge/Maplewood/South Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Montclair, Glen Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: http://www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Montclair/Glen Ridge /Maplewood/South Orange /Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

 

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