Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • May 13, 2009 al Lauretta for Men has been a pillar of fashion throughout Bergen County since 1974 and continues to develop a loyal following among patrons who appreciate meticulously tailored suits, dress shirts and pants for work or more casual gatherings. Sal Lauretta and his father, Raffaelle Lauretta, co-founded Sal Lauretta for Men utilizing the fine tailoring skills they developed in Italy to customfit men’s suits and clothing. Since then, the store has gone through three different expansions and revitalized its brand offerings to provide a larger breadth of quality and selection. The name brands they carry - Hugo Boss, Jack Victor, Canali, and Ravazzolo, among others – have transcended through time for their classic, clean appeal while remaining relevant to current fashion Pictured, seated, Sal Lauretta. Standing, from left: Ralph Lauretta, trends. Mark Ganguzza, Jorge Hernandez and Lorena Lauretta. The latest change happened in the spring of 2006 when third-generation family member Ralph Lauretta developed a new niche within the store which brought an edgier attitude while remaining true to the traditional ideals of tailored clothing. The new RELM department highlights high-end, edgy apparel from top fashion headliners. Denim and ready-to-wear lines such 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, Robert Graham, Michael Kors, Nat Nast and Agave were introduced to diversify and reach a wider range of clientele. Again in response to customers’ demands, the shop expects to add a new department for boys and young men this fall, featuring suits and blazers as well as dressy party wear and accessories. By remaining true to the traditional values Sal and Raffaelle attained in Italy, Sal Lauretta for Men continues to provide personalized service, the finest quality tailoring and a wide range of clothing options. Sal Lauretta for Men is located at 621 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park. Hours are MondayFriday, 10-6, Thursday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. All tailoring is done on premises. Call (201) 444-1666. Additional information on the store may be found on the web site at F O CUS on Midland Park Businesses Sal Lauretta for Men blends the Carl L. Holst: ‘Painter of Poetry’ traditional with the contemporary Carl L. is known as the “painter of Award-winning painter to captureHolstcanvas the mood and light talpoetry” for his ability on his subjects evoke. Whether painting a still life, landscape or portrait, this S ented artist lets light be the guiding force. Throughout his career, Holst has garnered a number of prestigious awards including the Salmagundi Club Award. Most recently his “Old Stone Bridge” entry won a first place award for oil painting at the Juried Show held at the Arts Center of Northern NJ, and he received another First Place Award for Oil Painting at the Tinicum Arts Festival Artist Carl L. Holst in his studio Association’s Juried Show. An accomplished artist of diverse talents, Holst has painted since high school. He continued to minor in art at college and later perfected his technique under John P. Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute. Holst has painted throughout the United States and Europe. On the Board of Directors of The Ridgewood Art Institute since 1989, Holst is a member of the American Artists Professional League located in New York City. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including that of U.S. Senator Chuck Shumer. He also exhibits at galleries in New York and New Jersey. Whether your interests run to still lifes of everyday subjects, tranquil scenes, breathtaking vistas or nostalgic landmarks, it is likely the “painter of poetry” has captured your favorite image on one of his canvases. Visit his website at for a virtual tour of his works or call 201-306-1819 for further information. Summer is a great time to explore music! rom The Top Music Studio will offer wonderful opportunities this summer for students in instrumental, vocal and musical theater camps. This summer marks the beginning of the “Find The Musician In You” program. This will allow students to try an instrument or voice lessons for a week to see if it is the right fit for them. Once again, the Theater Camp returns to From The Top for young actors who would like to experience musical theater. Students will learn audition techniques and all aspects of musical theater as they put together a mini musical. The Instrumental and Vocal Camp is a great forum for students to receive concentrated study in ear training, theory, history, rhythm, composition as well as training on their respective instruments while preparing for a recital. In addition to our summer camps, From The Top Music Studio provides first-rate individual instrumental and vocal lessons to children and adults of all ages while keeping the lessons fun and exciting. The studio’s team, under the direction of Lisa Plasse, is comprised of the finest teachers in the metropolitan area. These teachers not only hold degrees in music perforLisa Plasse mance and/or education but continue to perform professionally. From The Top Music Studio offers recitals and coffeehouses for children and adults, special needs music classes, music therapy sessions and music ensembles. Ms. Plasse created the FTT Performance Series, which consists of faculty recitals, in an effort to raise money for The Susan Richman Music Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior majoring in music in a college or university. From The Top Music Studio celebrates its 10th Anniversary this season. The studio is located at 47 Prospect Street, Midland Park. 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