b"wood from Manhattan with his wife,we used to go as a family to the St. EmilyStrigl,whoworksatJohnsonJames's Gate for dinner. We miss the & Johnson as a clinical trial manager.movie theaters in South Orange andThinking of buying or selling a home?The couple has two sons; 10-year-oldMaplewood,butwerestillenjoyingAs an award winning realtor, I knowGrant attends Jef- theparks.Ilove fersonElemen- the South Moun- how to navigate this market and gettary School whileIm very anxious to gettainReservationyou to the closing table. Harrison,12,back to doing in-personandwasjustup goestoMaple- there walking my woodMiddleinterviews, Strigl says.dogsthismorn- Together, we can make it happen!Theres an exciting con-School. Their ad- nection that happens whening,Striglsays. ditionalfamilyThisissucha membersincludeyoure there personally.unique place and Pearl,theirgold- wefeelfortunate enretriever,asto be a part of a well as Otis, their pug dog. community that is so diverse, forward Music has been the foundation forthinking, and open to different ideas.Mark and Emily since they met at theAlthough his Maplewood home is Continental, a now-defunct East Vil- hisprimaryrecordingstudio,Strigl lage club. I remember our first datehopes hell be able to hit the road for when I saw his record collection, saysan interview in the not-too-distant fu-Emily. It was all heavy metalandture. Im very anxious to get back toEACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATEDIm a big metalhead from back in thedoingin-personinterviews,hesays. day. I grew up in the Midwest listen- TheresanexcitingconnectionthatANNE SERVITTOingtoGunsNRosesandMtleyhappens when youre there personally.Realtor - Sales AssociateCre. And so I found my match. I wasI love being backstage. 181 Maplewood AvenueMaplewood, NJ 07040in love instantaneously. I used to go toMark Strigls Talking Metal podcastcell: 917.224.5422office: 973.762.5400concerts by myself. And then we start- can be accessed at talkingmetal.com firstname.lastname@example.org going to concerts together. markstrigl.net. Decades later, the Strigls still regular- Donny Levit is a writer and Maplewood ly attend live shows and hope to returnresident.HeistheauthorofRockn to doing so soon. I think weve seenRoll Lies, 10 Stories. You can hear him 200 or 300 concerts together since weDJ his indie rock show Under the In-started dating, says Emily. fluence and his jazz show Kind of Pool Even without live music, the Stri- on Bone Pool Radio. Follow him on In-gls are taking advantage of their livesstagram@undertheinfluenceradioand in Maplewood. Every Sunday night,@kindofpoolradio. Although Mark Strigl's Maplewood home is his primary recording studio, he hopes hell be able to hit the road for an interview in the not-too-distant future.feature story /29"