A Guide to Kids’ Activities in Westfield

young girl painting in art class

Whether you’re living in Westfield or considering a move to the Westfield area, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep your baby, toddler, tween, or teen active and engaged. You’ll find everything from baby music classes to toddler gym classes to beading events or computer classes for tweens and teens. Call or visit the websites below […]

Death With Dignity?

Gillian Bennett Chooses to Take Her Life, Video By Her Family

End-of-life decisions are extremely difficult to talk about, let alone to make. But Gillian Bennett, a Canadian woman diagnosed with dementia, recently made a bold statement and took even bolder action. Here’s how she starts her story: I will take my life today around noon. It is time. Dementia is taking its toll and I have nearly […]

Conquering Office Clutter

The Mavins Group After Cleanup

Sometimes even a Mavin can use a helping hand when office clutter gets, well, out of hand. Case in point: Owner Susan Devaney’s home office recently got a little too lived in. So she called on one of her Mavins to help whip it into shape. The before-and-after photos tell the whole story. Home Office Before […]

Home for Sale: 709 Boulevard Westfield NJ

House for Sale 709 Boulevard Westfield NJ

Home for Sale 709 Boulevard, Westfield, NJ 07090 $675,000 Click here to see the interactive floor plan. Expansive, 5/6 bedroom 3½ bath classic Westfield Colonial home on the Boulevard. A sweeping wraparound porch welcomes you into the expansive sunny foyer that opens to the kitchen, the elegant stairway to the second floor, and the large […]

Real Estate Agents and Move Managers for Older Adults

New York Times Real Estate Agents for Older Adults Are Part Broker, Part Therapist

In today’s New York Time‘s article “Real Estate Agents for Older Adults are Part Broker, Part Therapist,” author Abby Ellin states that moving out of a house you’ve lived in for many years can be overwhelming and unnerving when you’re an older adult. It can be a stressful time shedding possessions that have been accumulated over a […]

Where Did the Market for Used Furniture Go?

Old and Antique Furniture Illustration

My friend Debora has a beautiful home filled with antiques she’s carefully collected over more than 40 years. There are gorgeous carved oak tables, chairs, and sideboards; an extensive collection of porcelain, glass, and silver biscuit jars; upholstered pieces, mirrors, and more. But after she had hosted a dinner for younger colleagues of her husband’s, […]

Sizzling Summertime Fun in Westfield

Sweet Sounds of Jazz Summertime Jazz Festival Westfield NJ

  Make your summer sizzle with summertime fun. Here’s our guide to 10 must-dos before summer ends. 1. Visit Mindowaskin Park Mindowaskin Park is a picturesque spot near the center of town is perfect for a stroll around the pond or an afternoon picnic in the gazebo. Or, come on the evenings of July 10 and 17 for free concerts […]

Real Estate & Downsizing Event

Real Estate and Downsizing Lecture at Crane's Mill NJ

Susan Devaney, owner of The Mavins Group, and project manager Maureen Majewski will be sharing their expertise at Crane’s Mill Essentials of Retirement Living lecture series. They’ll be talking about the downsizing process, including how a full-service move management company can help you with everything from clearing clutter, staging, and selling your home. Real Estate and Downsizing: How to Create Time and Simplify […]

House for Sale: 454 Beechwood Pl. Westfield NJ

454 Beechwood Place Westfield NJ

House for Sale: $619,900 454 Beechwood Place, Westfield, NJ 5 Bedroom, 2 bath Don’t miss seeing this sunny 5 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial located in the hub of the wonderful Westfield public schools—located near kindergarten through 12th grade locations.

Surefire Fun this Summer in Westfield

Twice Upon a Time Summit Playhouse

School’s almost out, which means . . . it’s summertime in Westfield! It’s a time when the town fills with music, movies, and more. There are plenty of outdoor performances that are free and open to the public—all you need to do is just bring blankets or chairs, a picnic dinner, popcorn, or something refreshing to sip. […]