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Jersey Mourns Tony “Goose” Siragusa

Just one month after New Jersey lost favorite son Ray Liotta, we suffered another terrible loss. Last week, the Jersey family lost Tony "Goose" Siragusa at the young age of 55. His passing sent shockwaves across the state and the NFL. Siragusa grew up in Kenilworth and played football at Brearley High School. He was… Continue reading Jersey Mourns Tony “Goose” Siragusa

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Memorial Day 2022 Events

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and we all look forward to it for different reasons. For many it is a three day weekend. It is the unofficial kickoff to summer. It's barbeques, cold beer, and the beach. Actually, no, it really isn't. It is a moment to stop and honor and remember the fallen.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022 Events

Arts · Essex County · New Jersey · Union County

New Jersey Loses a Favorite Son: Ray Liotta

Today I saw a post that I thought at first was a hoax: Sadly, it was not a hoax. New Jersey has lost one of its favorite sons. It was announced Ray Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while filming his next movie. Born in Newark, Raymond Allen Liotta was abandoned at… Continue reading New Jersey Loses a Favorite Son: Ray Liotta

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Westfield, Where are the Notes to Your Opus?

"Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." ~Glenn Holland, Mr. Holland's Opus One of my favorite actors is Richard Dreyfuss. He is an excellent actor, he's in a large majority of my favorite… Continue reading Westfield, Where are the Notes to Your Opus?

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Book Review: brat: an 80s Story

When anyone meets me for the first time, two things are obvious. I am a born-and-bred Jersey Girl and I am a Gen-Xer. I still love the music and movies of the 80s. Nowadays when I drive, there are very few radio stations I listen to; most of which are satellite and focus on music… Continue reading Book Review: brat: an 80s Story

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Fall Festivals: Jersey Style

Many people look forward to fall. The turning of the leaves. Picking pumpkins. Apple cider donuts. It helps make the thought of the cold winter on the way much more tolerable. As a child, I fondly remember going to Van Ryper Farms in Woodcliff Lake, carefully passing the scary witch, to pick the perfect family… Continue reading Fall Festivals: Jersey Style

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Memorial Day Events 2017

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. While everyone enjoys an extra day off and┬ábarbecues, it is important to remember what the day is┬áreally about - remembering those who paid for our freedom with their lives. There are a number of events throughout the state where you can pay respect to these men and women we… Continue reading Memorial Day Events 2017

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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.