Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • October 14, 2009 ����� in business Personalized service is key at Rubin Opticians R ubin Opticians’ well deserved reputation is due not only to the shop’s competence, concern for quality, and high ethical standards but also to the women who work there. Co-owner Penny Ship, long time employee Dorothy Voitas and Farah Kara-Mostefa provide the woman’s touch to the family business that has been a Midland Park institution for over 40 years. These fashion-conscious women advise customers on the proper eyeglass frames to fit Dorothy Voitas, owner Penny Ship, and Farah Kara-Mostefa. their face, coloring, budget, lifestyle and any other specialized need. They give each person, from children to senior citizens, all the individualized attention they require, which often means patiently trying on a good number of frames. And they understand the need to balance fashion with durability and budget. Rubin Opticians carries all the latest and highest quality in designer and non-designer eyewear, including such favorite classics as Ralph Lauren, Armani, and Calvin Klein. Also in stock are many European lines, such as Face a Face, Lafont, Anne et Valentin and Theo. Rubin’s recently extended its collections to include small, independent companies such as Salt, Etnia and Derek Lam, which feature innovative yet cost-effective lines. Rubin Opticians regularly hosts private showings so customers can preview a manufacturer’s entire frame collection. Due to the popularity of laser surgeries, Rubin’s has an extensive selection of non-prescription sunglasses and readers essential after surgery. It also carries a large selection of eyeglass holder jewelry, including La Loop and Sport Loop holders, and other accessories. Opticians Dana Ship, Penny’s husband and partner, and Larry Gaudiomonte and Stephen Wolff provide the correct lenses and advise on the latest technology available to suit individual requirements. Dr. Ira Hanlon (lic. # 27OA00433900) rounds out the practice by providing eye exams and contact lens service. The most innovative technology in specialty lenses and frames is their expertise. Most work is done in their lab right on the premises. Rubin Opticians is located at 240 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park. Call 201-447-3121. Closets by Karen oes your morning include a frantic search through the closet for clothing and accessories? Do you find yourself wearing the same outfits because they are the only pieces you can find? Karen McWilliams, owner of Closets by Karen, is ready to help. During an at-home consultation, Karen evaluates each client’s available space, wardrobe elements, and specific situation. She then designs a custom closet system that addresses each individual’s needs, and sends the design off to her company’s own shop, which is run Karen McWilliams by her husband, a professional cabinetmaker. Most closets have space that is not being put to good use, and Karen’s spacestretching solutions make it easy to keep everything stored properly and within easy reach. “An organized closet allows you to be more efficient and less stressed,” Karen says. “And you’ll save money because you won’t be re-buying clothing or shoes you already have, but can’t find.” She notes that her company is not part of a franchise and therefore able to be priced competitively while still offering custom work. Closets by Karen is an extension of Karen’s previous career as a fashion merchandiser in New York City. She opened her own business five years ago when she had her first child. She is now the mother of two and looks forward to working with you to organize your life. For more information, log on to or call (973) 296-9302 for an appointment, and don’t spend another minute looking for the mate to that black leather pump. D Nancy Schuring of Devon Fine Jewelry ancy Schuring, owner of Devon Fine Jewelry, is constantly expanding her offering of exquisite jewelry while she extends a helping hand to the community at large. Nancy is still donating a portion of her gem sales to The Devon Foundation, a non-profit organization she established after a 2008 gem hunting trip to Madagascar. While she was collecting sapphires, aquamarines, garnets, and other unique gems, she visited the Institute of GemNancy Schuring and Julie ology of Madagascar. There, she learned how $517 could change the lives of Madagascar’s women and handicapped residents who are learning gemology and lapidary, and she began to raise funds for scholarships. From Oct. 29 through 31, Nancy will host The Devon Dog Show, a benefit for the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. in Oakland. Devon will feature realistic gold and enamel dog charms, bracelets, and necklaces; gold and enamel cat charms; and sterling silver cat and dog charms. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the no-kill shelter. This event will also include a pet photo gallery. A winning pet will be selected from the gallery, and the pet’s owner will receive a $100 gift certificate. Nancy welcomes area residents to bring their old jewelry to be redesigned by Devon’s staff, or sold. Anyone who may want to sell jewelry is invited to view “Getting the Most from Selling Your Old Jewelry” on Devon remains the exclusive source for several fine jewelry lines, including the Devon Original Designs. In addition to the largest selection of colored gemstones in the area, Devon carries the world’s top three diamond lines: Hearts on Fire; The Kwiat Diamond Jewelry Collection, and the Christopher Designs Cris-Cut line. Visit Devon at 303 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-6; Thursday until 8; and Saturday, 10-5. Call (201) 848-8489 or visit N “The Liberty Belles” Judy O’Brien Collesano, Gian Diaz and Mary Ellen Copeland O’Connell udy O’Brien-Collesano is a 20 year real estate veteran. With her extensive knowledge and many years of experience, she excels in her field. Judy achieved New Jersey Assoc. of Realtors Circle of Excellence – silver level in 2005-2006 and is working hard at adding to her achievements in 2009. Call Judy…she’s always on duty! 201-390-9405 ina Diaz is a 5 year real estate veteran. Gina’s knowledge of Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties, along with her bi-lingual abilities, broadens her clientele extensively. Gina’s medical background also gives her that special touch for working with both buyers and sellers. Bueños dias…call Gina Diaz! 201-694-1216 ary Ellen Copeland-O’Connell, a member of the 2008 Circle of Excellence, is a 6 year real estate veteran. She truly enjoys the experiences of working with sellers and buyers and looks forward to the opportunity to meeting the needs of her clients! Remember…if you’re buyin’ or sellin’, make sure to call Mary Ellen! 201-788-1169 J G M