Holiday 2019 Issue


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Happy New Year everyone! We are thrilled to start a new decade and our 24th year in publication! Our goal in 2020 is to continue to support and promote our LOCAL community, organizations, schools and businesses. 

As we begin the new year, we are excited to bring you the “Winter” Showcase Magazine complete with new and returning advertisers and impressive columns. As winter continues into February, we wanted to brighten up your days with our lovely front cover “Blessed” by artist Debi Murray. 

Inside this issue, you will find a variety of LOCAL businesses and professionals ready to assist you with your Valentine’s Day plans, home renovations, health, beauty and so much more. Our featured sections make it easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for.

Showcase Salutes are featured in every issue highlighting LOCALbusinesses. For this issue, we have Showcased 5 advertisers, Chiropractic Center of Warren, Country Tailors & Coto’s Tailor Shop, Szechuan Delight Chinese Restaurant, US Bank and Watchung Pediatrics. Please take the time to read all about these LOCAL businesses and their success stories! 

Don’t forget to enter our Winter Word Find contest on page 13 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli in Berkeley Heights. Just solve it, fax it, email it or mail in and 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 8 for all the details. We love receiving all your adorable baby pics! 

In the spirit of Giving Back, The Showcase Magazine continued to donate in 2019. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on the Giving Back tab. Looking for a way to give back? The Giving Back Column on pg. 33 Showcases 3 organizations looking for donations and time. 

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @TheShowcaseMag and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. 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 www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on Business Guide. You will find categories to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. 

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! 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 all through the New Year! 

Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

Local Lowdown: Miracles Do Happen


Patients at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Berkeley Heights have been seeing a friendly new face around their facility since September. His name is Mark Heuvelman, and he can relate to them thanks to his own inspiring health history. Mark, a Warren Township resident, was once told he had only weeks to live. But thanks to the miracle of organ donation, and the generosity of donors and their families, two years later he’s helping patients in Autumn Lake’s nursing home/subacute care setting. As Case Manager/Clinical Care Liaison, he meets with patients prior to their discharge from other medical centers to determine if they’re candidates for admittance to Autumn Lake, and then helps with their transition when they arrive.

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The Arts Scene: MOVIES I’D LIKE TO SEE Cinema’s Continuing Collapse


I’m writing just hours after the Academy Awards nominations were announced. Suddenly, the Oscars are more concerned with quotas than quality. Yet again, the majority are for films I haven’t seen. Of the nine up for Best Picture I saw just one, Martin Scorsese’s latest mob flick The Irishman, and I watched that disappointment on a streaming service.

I honestly can’t recall the last time I bought a ticket and sat in a theater.

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Simply Entertaining: Cookie Decorating Contest


There’s nothing as comforting as the smell of freshly baked cookies. Except for maybe the sugar high that comes immediately after eating them. But, before we get there, let’s have some fun decorating them first! This Valentine’s Day try throwing a Cookie Decorating Contest! I have suggestions for decorating options that will allow your guests to put unique spins on a classic cookie. Once everyone has completed their designs, you can compare, taste test, pick a winner, and even take some home – if there are more than just crumbs remaining.

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