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Italian Heritage in New Jersey: John Basilone

In an earlier post, I noted that Italian immigrants and Americans of Italian descent made up approximately 10% of the entire fighting force during World War II; more than any other ethnicity. Despite Italian immigrants kept under surveillance and some put in containment camps, they volunteered by the thousands to fight against their Motherland. One… Continue reading Italian Heritage in New Jersey: John Basilone

Conservation · New Jersey · Non-Profits · Somerset County

Farmland Preserved in Bedminster

This announcement was made on the New Jersey Conservation Website. The residents of New Jersey should be thankful to the ongoing work by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Lamington Conservancy. They are ensuring our open spaces are available for generations to come. Two beautiful farmland properties along the Black River, totaling nearly 125… Continue reading Farmland Preserved in Bedminster

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Memorial Day Events in New Jersey

Memorial Day - generally considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, many attend BBQs or head down the shore. Others look to buy a new car. Well, it is important to remember the real reason we can enjoy a long weekend - those who gave their lives for this great country.

New Jersey · Outdoors · Somerset County

The Fly Fishing Show: Somerset, NJ

One of the things I love about New Jersey is the diversity of activities you can do here. You can swim in the Atlantic. You can hike part of the Appalachian Trail. You can gamble in Atlantic City. You can experience a variety of different cultural delights in Newark.

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Shop Small in New Jersey this Weekend

While many are focused on Black Friday and the big box stores, what I am really excited about is Small Business Saturday. Depending on the study and the area, anywhere form 50% to 80% of money spent stays right in that local community.