October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 13 ����� in business Find ‘magic’ at The Grow-cery T he Grow-cery is a children’s gift and toy shop like no other. It is all things to all children, offering something for each stage of their development, from shopping with their parents, to shopping on their own, to working their first job. “It has been a fun ride. Glen Rock is a great place to shop locally,” says owner Dee Stevens of the store she opened nearly 15 years ago because the only place in town or the immediate area for children’s gifts was the 5&10. Did you know the pacifier fairy rewards children Dee Stevens who bring their pacifiers to her? Or that Santa has a direct feed camera from the North Pole to The Grow-cery? Were you aware that “The Dink”, the in-house dinosaur, has helped feed the hungry and helped with the medical bills of two Bergen boys? – all thanks to the generosity of the Grow-cery’s young customers and their parents! It is these whimsical “services” that make the Grow-cery special. “We love to see happy faces and smiling eyes when the “perfect” item is found by a new grandmother, an aunt or uncle, a new dad, or a tween who discovers he/she can still shop downtown and find something real `cool’,” she adds. The Grow-cery carries a variety of safe, creative items for the child in all of us. Puzzles, games, sports-oriented items, crafts, art supplies, dolls, dress up, science and other categories to celebrate and inspire, beckon! Located at 190 Rock Road in Glen Rock, The Grow-cery Ltd. is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 201-447-0447. Luba Lander of Cosmetic Vein Center, LLC: Personalized, expert skin care hile living in Russia, aesthetician Luba Lander began working in the skin care industry. When she came to the U.S., she acquired her degree as a certified, licensed aesthetician at Capri Institute in Paramus. After working as a skin specialist and makeup artist for major department stores, she felt there was neither enough emphasis on personal contact nor freedom to sell the products in which she believed. The more Luba became educated about products, the more she wanted the freedom to suggest the best products for each individual. Luba currently works with clients at Cosmetic Vein Center, offering relaxing and regenerative facials, microdermabraLuba Lander sion, and chemical peels. “Skin of any age or condition can greatly benefit from these treatments. Microdermabrasion can help teens control acne, and can help many other conditions of the skin,” Luba says. “I have stateof-the-art equipment and use all-natural ingredients. For instance, I only use sodium bicarbonate with my microdermabrasion equipment, whereas other spas use aluminum oxide crystals that can be extremely irritating. Other services I provide are body waxing (including Brazilian bikini), and eyelash and eyebrow tinting and design. I am also a licensed laser technician in NY.” She adds, “We carry many high quality products for the skin, but I am especially proud to offer advanced Cosmoceutical products. These contain medical grade ingredients and are carefully prescribed. We also offer a wide variety of natural, organic products.” Cosmetic Vein Center’s board-certified physicians expertly treat disorders of the veins, including varicose and spider veins with state-of-the art laser techniques. Botox, Juvederm, and laser hair removal are also available. Located in Ridgewood, Cosmetic Vein Center is open Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Visit online at www.veincures.com or call (201)-445-8820. W To bead or not to bead? That is the question! hopping at Bazaar Star Beadery is an entire adventure if you put your mind to it! Entering the store, you’re surrounded by magnificent colors and unique beads of all shapes and sizes. If you’ve never created anything before, leave your fear behind -- a magical world of endless possibilities awaits you! Beads, beads, beads -- they’re everywhere! And a vast selection of the world’s “gems” are waiting for you to discover them at 216 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. The collection includes Swarovski Crystal, semi-precious stones, African and Czech beads, Chinese porcelain, Japanese seed beads, and the bead list goes on! While Bazaar Star Beadery is a place of business, the larger goal of the store is to provide a safe and playful wonderland where children and adults can feel free to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. Owner and Bead Fairy Jolene Star created the store after graduating from Skidmore College in 1999. Jolene was a self-determined major where she developed her field of study in “The SociolJolene Star ogy of Womanist Thought in Religion and Social Ethics.” In hopes of one day building a charter school, Bazaar Star Beadery was her first project using the collective principles she believes create a positive learning environment for all people. Jolene believes a twist of fate and the universe guided her to expand and throw herself completely into the world of beads. The store started small with no expectations, and continues to grow and recreate itself! Ten years later, Jolene far surpassed her wildest imagination, having built two other business, and her passion for beads and teaching allow her dreams to continually evolve and grow! Celebrating Bazaar Star Beadery’s 10th year in business, The Bead Fairy invites you to receive 20 percent off any in-store bead purchase. (Bring ad; in-parties and classes excluded!) Let’s Bead! Walk-ins, Jewelry Making Classes, Girl Scouts, Bead parties for ALL ages, AND Ladies parties too! Bazaar Star Beadery hosts a variety of fun for all your beading needs! Take a stroll down the beadin’ path and dare to BEAD ALL YOU CAN BEAD! Open 7 days a week! For more information call (201)444-5144. S r. Mary Ann Fiscella and Dr. Louise DiGia of Family Chiropractors of Ridgewood often hear patients say, “I didn’t know chiropractic could help with that!” “It’s not uncommon for a patient to come in complaining of neck or lower back pain,” the doctors say. “After a month or so of chiropractic adjustments, when their pain is gone, they will mention that their allergies or knee pain seem to be better, and ask if it’s a coincidence. The answer is no! When your spine is in alignment, and your nervous system is working at 100%, your body can heal itself! “Besides allergies or joint pain, patients have told us they: sleep better and have more energy, fewer asthma symptoms, better digestion, fewer ear infections, improved resistance to colds and flu…The list goes on and on. “As chiropractors, we are not surprised by these stories. When we correct a misalignment (subluxation) of the spine, the nervous system works better and our bodies Dr. Mary Ann Fiscella and Dr. Louise DiGia can work the way they were designed to. During a chiropractic exam, we check the spine for subluxations, which interrupt the flow of nerve impulses throughout the body, and can interfere with your body’s normal functions. “As experienced mothers, we understand firsthand the important role that chiropractic has played in the lives of our children. They have received regular chiropractic adjustments since birth from us, or their dads (who are also chiropractors). All five children remain healthy and drug-free. “In our 20 years of practice we have seen patients in all stages of life: pregnant moms, newborns, teens, adults, and seniors. Often we care for two or three generations within the same family.” The doctors welcome area residents to schedule a no-obligation visit that includes a complete history, chiropractic exam, and X-rays (if necessary). The value of these services is $220. Call (201) 444-6656 to schedule a complimentary visit. FCR is at 89 North Maple Avenue, across from Kings, and is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Family Chiropractors of Ridgewood D