Morris/Essex Health & Life

5 facts labels don't tell you

Savvy shoppers know that checking food labels is a key to helping your family eat healthy. The bad news? "They're incomplete," says Bruce Silverglade, director of legal affairs for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). He helped Bergen Health & Life identify five important points food packages fail to reveal:

Take 10!

Nicole's Ten, a hip restaurant and bar on Route 10 in Randolph, specialized in creative New American and eclectic fare.

7 Fat-Beaters

Certain foods and drinks actually help your body burn fat more efficiently—so you can nibble and whittle your middle at the same time.

Game on!

Tucked quietly into an unassuming strip mall in Denville is a veritable gaming heaven: 2,500 square feet of cards, toys, collectibles, miniatures, gaming gear- plus fellow fans to compete with, comfortable chairs and snacks to boot.

Delightful Bites

Good things come in small, exquisitely presented packages at Boonton's Dulce & Petit Dessert Shop on Main Street.

Fro-Yo A Go-Go

Frozen yogurt aficionados are love Tart & Tufo in Morristown.

Bark Park

Attention, dog lovers! There's a new place where you can let Fido run free: The Canine Activity Center at Parsippan's new Central Park, site of the old Greystone Hospital Complex. This summer marks the opening of the canine hot spot, Morris County's second off-leash dog park. (The other is at Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township.)

Starry, Starry Sight

Ready for a 3-D trip to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? Or a look at a supernova? Find them at the County College of Morris Planetarium

Make a Splash

Whether you own a boat or just want to go for a swim, Morris County offers many places for you and your family to get wet on hot summer days.

A Peaceful Path

If you sometimes feel your hectic life has you going in circles, try an ancient means of seeking peace: walking a circular path.

Happy Trails

Get out of town and go hiking on one of Morris's beautiful outdoor trails.

Join the Club

With these 6 groups, activity and camaraderie go hand in hand

Comic Relief

The Joe Kubert School Of Cartoon And Graphic Art in Dvoer is the place for aspiring comic artists.

Jersey Joys

We are blessed: Within a short drive there are sandy beaches, lush farmlands, rolling mountains, scenic rivers-and unforgettable experiences.

A Cut Above

TV hair guru Tabatha Coffey wins Bravos for her hip cuts and her straight-shooting style

Have a Ball in Cooperstown

Baseball may be the diamond in this quaint hamlet's crown, but the area offers a whole roster of family-friendly fun-even if you don't know an 'RBI' from a 'BYO'