This week all of North Jersey was shocked to hear The Manor in West Orange will close this summer after 66 years. That magical location has been the location where many wonderful memories were made. From New Year's Eve black-tie dinners, to weddings, to proms, almost everyone from North Jersey has a story. All those… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to The Manor
National New Jersey Day
This week we celebrated National New Jersey Day. Yes, that’s right. There’s an official day to nationally celebrate New Jersey. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate New Jersey and I thought I would share some interesting facts about our awesome state, which officially became a state in 1776. The New Jersey State Seal (source:… Continue reading National New Jersey Day
New Jersey: The Cradle of Independence
When many think about Independence Day, they often think of places like Boston or Philadelphia. The truth is, New Jersey played an incredibly important role in the birth of our nation. There are plenty of great events throughout the long weekend of celebrate the holiday! Here are some of events that are taking place over… Continue reading New Jersey: The Cradle of Independence
New Jersey Free Fishing Day: June 4
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I am an avid fly angler. My husband and I write, lecture, and teach about the subject whenever we can. Well, this weekend, we are hopeful everyone in New Jersey will give fishing a try on Saturday, June 4th during the Free Fishing Day.… Continue reading New Jersey Free Fishing Day: June 4
It’s Spring; Be Bear Aware!
As the weather finally begins to warm up, we aren't the only creatures starting to emerge from our homes. Bears are waking up and making a grand entrance. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready for them. Black bears are appearing in more and more residential areas and people that are not necessarily used to seeing them… Continue reading It’s Spring; Be Bear Aware!
Get Ready for Fishing Season 2022
After a brutal two years, we as a nation are starting to head back to some level of normalcy. And for many of us, that means spring fishing season. 2022 Fishing Regulations The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife is returning to a normal stocking schedule with three weeks of pre-season stocking and seven weeks… Continue reading Get Ready for Fishing Season 2022
Yesterday my husband and I took advantage of the surprisingly warm weather and took a ride to an area of Sussex County we've been wanting to explore for quite awhile. I can't tell you how happy we did. If you aren't a fan of the winter (like us), it is easy to just hibernate and… Continue reading Get Out!
2022 New Jersey Goals
As the calendar turns and we move ahead to 2022, most people make resolutions for the new year. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of resolutions. They are usually all the same; lose weight, spend more time with the family, blah, blah, blah. While it may sound like semantics, I prefer to make goals.… Continue reading 2022 New Jersey Goals
World War I Ended 100 Years ago… In New Jersey?
While many believe "the war to end all wars" ended in 1918 when the Armistice took place, technically the United States did not formally end World War I until 1921. Where did it end you might ask? You guessed it, New Jersey. Allow me to explain. The United States entered the Great War in April… Continue reading World War I Ended 100 Years ago… In New Jersey?
Italian Heritage in New Jersey: St. Lucy’s Church
If someone asked me what is the most important location associated with Italian heritage in New Jersey, I would say without hesitation St. Lucy's Church. Since its cornerstone was placed in 1891, St. Lucy's Church in Newark has been a source of pride and devotion for the millions of Italian immigrants and the generations that… Continue reading Italian Heritage in New Jersey: St. Lucy’s Church