Elaine Thomas And Her Husband Leo

In the first of a series on faith and faith communities, we focus on the Protestant community at Crest in Pompton Plains, N.J. Who are the people within this close-knit community, and what do faith and community mean to them?

Chef Shamus Hill

Mission fig wrapped in Serrano ham with balsamic gastrique, roasted pumpkin tart with baby spinach and gorgonzola, and the piece-de-resistance: seared moulard duck breast with drunken mission fig jam. 

Tastes like fall. 

Fine dining, at home

To Kate Tanis, “Cedar Crest isn’t a retirement community,” she says. It’s a community for active living. 

Nancy Squier in her Cedar Crest apartment home

Home design trends have shifted over the years. Recently, new homes are moving away from the boxy rooms, narrow hallways, and separate living and dining rooms of years past in favor of larger, more open, flexible spaces. 

Cedar Crest staff

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house for sale

In June, home purchase contracts hit the highest amount since April 2006. Nearly 10,000 contracts reflected a 24% increase compared to April 2014. 

Cedar Crest

Real estate professionals throughout New Jersey report a strong real market, and they don’t expect it to ebb soon. According to Jeffrey Otteau, a Central Jersey-based appraiser, home sales were up 19% in April 2015 over April 2014. What’s more, sale prices are up over last year. 

Cedar Crest resident with dog

With hundreds of choices, selecting the retirement community that best fits your needs and lifestyle can be overwhelming. But often, common myths about retirement communities can cloud your judgment.