Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • April 22, 2009 F O CUS on HO-HO-KUS Businesses Garbo’s Deli celebrates 21 years in Ho-Ho-Kus n June 1, Janet and Ernie Garbaccio, owners of Garbo’s Deli, will be celebrating an anniversary. It’s not a wedding anniversary, but the 21st anniversary of the opening of their business at 7 Sheridan Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus. Ernie and Janet have been working together the entire time, although Janet says the two do not see each other much during the working day. From early in the morning, Ernie is hard at work in the kitchen, whipping up Garbo’s many homemade specialties, which Janet dishes out to an enthusiastic clientele. Janet says the deli is like a home away from home. She and her husband have watched their customers’ children grow up as their own were being raised over the past two decades. Garbo’s dishes are always made from scratch from the Janet and Ernie meatballs to the pastas, the mozzarella cheese, and the gourmet salads. Stop in and try one (or more) of Ernie’s sauces, which include a marinara and a pomidoro. Garbo’s specialties of the house include a variety of chicken dishes such as chicken Garbo (made with roasted peppers), chicken oreganato, chicken francaise (a customer favorite), chicken parmigiana, and a spicy chicken Savoy. Ernie also makes the pizza dough that his pizza maker uses to assemble Garbo’s pizzas. Garbo’s serves breakfast sandwiches, lunch items, including sandwiches made with Boar’s Head cold cuts and the famous Garbo Combo, and dinners, many of which can be taken home to heat and serve. Ask how Garbo’s can help you cater your next party. Garbo’s Italian Deli is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The pizzeria opens between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m., Fridays until 9:00 p.m., with delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. Call (201) 6524494 for more information, and be sure to wish Janet and Ernie a happy anniversary! O Springtime in Ho-Ho-Kus Located at 335 North Franklin Turnpike in Ho-Ho-Kus, The Hermitage is a Bergen County landmark that is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Gothic Revival building that stands today was designed by architect William H. Ranlett for Dr. Elijah Rosencrantz Jr. The original portion of the home was constructed circa 1750. In 1847, the building was remodeled in the Gothic Revival style with the elaborate trim, gabled roofs, and bay windows popular during Victorian times. Although Ranlett razed most of the original building, part of the original Prevost home still stands. The Rosencrantz House, which is adjacent to The Hermitage, was constructed in 1892. In the 1760s, Ann Bartow DeVisme purchased The Hermitage when she and her five children moved to Ho-Ho-Kus from Manhattan. DeVisme’s daughter, Theodosia Bartow Prevost and James Marcus Prevost, Theodosia’s husband, occupied another house on the property. During the American Revolution, James Prevost fought for the British in Georgia and South Carolina. He was killed during the war. The diary of James McHenry notes that General George Washington and his officers were entertained at Mrs. Prevost’s home from July 10 to 14, 1778. During the Revolution, James Monroe, New Jersey Governor William Paterson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, Lord Stirling, Peggy Shippen Arnold, and Aaron Burr also visited The Hermitage. Burr eventually married the widowed Theodosia Prevost in the parlor of The Hermitage on July 2, 1782. Dr. Rosencrantz purchased the property for his bride, Cornelia Suffern, in 1807. Rosencrantz, a physician who founded the Bergen County Medical Society, had four children. Members of the family lived at The Hermitage until 1970, when Mary Elizabeth Rosencrantz died. The Hermitage is currently operated as a museum. Archives may be accessed by qualified researchers by appointment. Call (201) 445-8311 for additional information about The Hermitage. The Hermitage: A National Historic Landmark The Hermitage