September 2019 Issue

Holiday 2019 Issue

June 2019 Issue

Publisher's Showcase

Welcome everyone to the Holiday Showcase Magazine! As we near this festive time of year, I can’t help but think about saying goodbye to one more decade and anticipating the new decade ahead! During this special time of year, we are often reminded of the countless blessings in our lives and people we love, while reflecting on events throughout the year. As we look forward to the holidays and 2020, please enjoy our holiday issue starting with our adorable cover “Let It Glow” by artist Michael Humphries. 

As always, you will find your favorite columns, features and articles, as well as new and returning LOCAL advertisers. Looking for some holiday family fun? This issue Showcases many with the Family Fun Holiday Calendar, The Warren Holiday Walk, Berkeley Heights Winter Walk, On the Record in NYC, By the Exits, and check out the Community Chatter for more holiday happenings. Be sure to take advantage of all the LOCAL holiday events this season!

For the perfect holiday gift, just go to the Showcase Holiday Dining & Shopping Section or our Health & Beauty Section for a great selection of LOCAL restaurants, retailers, salons and don’t forget, gift cards make great stocking stuffers!

We all know that the best and most rewarding gift of all is the one we give ourselves when we help those in need. This issue features several charities and organizations that could use your help. Be sure to read the Giving Back column, Showcasing three charities, our Community Chatter pages and Spotlight On – The Rotary Club of Watchung – Warren. 

Showcase Salutes are featured in every issue highlighting LOCAL businesses. For this issue, we have Showcased four advertisers: Kitchen Expo, Martinsville Tavern, Somerset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum, and Szechuan Delight Chinese Restaurant, so be sure to read all about these businesses and their success stories!

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Word Find for a chance to win a Gift Package worth $125! Just solve it then fax, email or mail it in. It’s that easy to win! And if you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the “Cutie Pie” award, go to page 10 for all the details! We love receiving your adorable baby pics! 

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @TheShowcaseMag and friend us on Facebook at This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their goods and services. Our ON-LINE Business Guide is bigger and better than ever with over 100 businesses and new additions joining every day! Just go to and click on Business Guide. You will find categories to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. Can’t find it? Just email or call us and we will be more than happy to refer you. 

We would like to thank our readers and advertisers for supporting us and the LOCAL businesses and professionals of The Showcase Magazine, who have made it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 23 years! On behalf of our loyal customers, this Holiday Season we have donated to the Market Street Mission in Morristown, NJ. We encourage you to SHOP SMART AND SHOP LOCAL! LOCAL IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE!

Patti and I, and The Showcase staff wish you and your families many Blessings, Peace, Health and Happiness throughout this Holiday Season and all through the New Year!

Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

Holiday Gift Package

The winner will receive this $125 PRIZE PACKAGE which includes a $25 gift card from each of the following
Ancona Bistro in Gillette
Beverly Hills Hair Studio in Martinsville
Biagio’s Bakery/Deli/Restaurant in Stirling
Kreations by Anne in Warren
Lung Yan Restaurant in Gillette

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Spotlight On: “Service Above Self”

The Rotary Club of Watchung-Warren is celebrating its 58th anniversary this November. A nonprofit organization, its mission is to help local communities in times of need by raising money and by taking part in special projects.

Nilima Palekar, who joined the club in 2017 after meeting one of the current members, is now the President Elect and event organizer. In order to raise funds, the club hosts a variety of fun and interesting events in the community, such as the Taste of the World international food festival that was held on November 4th at Martinsville Gardens in Bridgewater. Over 20 restaurants participated and showcased their specialties for the attendees to enjoy.

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Wise Words & Witty Expressions: Friends Are Among Our Many Blessings

Our friends are a reflection of who we were, who we are, and who we are striving to become. Our personal growth is reflected in who we choose to share our lives with. Throughout our journey, we meet many people yet invite only some into our life. As we evolve, some friendships change with us, some become long distance relationships, and others may simply fade away. However, all our friendships whether we see our friends regularly, rarely, or not at all have an impact how we grow and who we become. No friend is ever a mistake. Even a friendship that dissolves on less than favorable terms provides an opportunity to learn something about ourselves. Without experiencing disappointment, we would never fully appreciate the meaning of true friendship.

When we are young and begin making new friends, we are excited by the opportunity to have new experiences and, therefore, collect many friends. Each friend brings a new perspective, energy, and opportunity to learn more about ourselves. Those we choose to surround ourselves with prove to be a great barometer for letting us know if we are walking on a path that serves us. Friendships teach the importance of listening more and talking less, helping a friend rise to the occasion, reminding them that they can do anything they put their mind to, or simply telling them that they will survive to tell the tale because they are that strong.

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