Essex County · History · New Jersey · Non-Profits · Preservation

Urgent Repairs Needed at Belleville Dutch Reformed Church

If you are a regular reader, you know how much I love my hometown of Belleville. From stopping at Rosebud's after school, to my memories from marching band in high school, to riding my bike all over town, Belleville will always hold a special place in my heart. What you may not know is Belleville… Continue reading Urgent Repairs Needed at Belleville Dutch Reformed Church

Conservation · Essex County · Exploring · History · Jersey Icon · New Jersey

Saying Goodbye to The Manor

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

History · Just Plain Cool · Morris County · New Jersey · Outdoors · Preservation

Observe the Christmas Crossing

We all learned about the incredibly harsh winter General Washington and his men endured deep into the Revolutionary War. Throughout the entire war, time and again, Morristown was a key location for the the Continental Army. Morristown National Historical Park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampment of December 1779… Continue reading Observe the Christmas Crossing

Conservation · History · New Jersey · Non-Profits · Preservation

Giving Tuesday in New Jersey

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday; a great reminder to give back whenever you are able. There are a number of wonderful non-profits and organizations in The Garden State that need support. Here are a few of my favorites. A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary I may have never mentioned it in the past, but my… Continue reading Giving Tuesday in New Jersey

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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

History · Monmouth County · New Jersey · Ocean County · Outdoors

The True Story Behind Jaws

Today begins the much anticipated Shark Week on Discovery. I've always been fascinated by marine wildlife. Fascination, along with a healthy dose of respect. That respect first came from the movie Jaws; one of my favorite all-time movies. What many do not know is Peter Benchley's inspiration for the book upon which the movie is… Continue reading The True Story Behind Jaws

Arts · Cape May County · Conservation · Exploring · Festivals · History · Mercer County · Monmouth County · Morris County · New Jersey · Outdoors · Preservation · Warren County

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

Exploring · History · New Jersey · Preservation · Sussex County

Get Out!

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!

Cape May County · Essex County · Food · Jersey Icon · Just Plain Cool · Morris County · New Jersey

The Language of New Jersey

If you live in New Jersey, you know we have a language all our own. However, if you are just a visitor, you may not know how best to communicate with us. Here are a few suggestion to help navigate a typical conversation. "How You Doin'?" Most people in other states start conversations with "hi"… Continue reading The Language of New Jersey

Arts · Essex County · Hunterdon County · New Jersey

It’s a Wonderful Life in New Jersey

"A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town." ~Harry Bailey This year marks the 75th anniversary of the movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" staring James Stewart as George Bailey. Originally a flop at the box office, it has found a place in the hearts of millions over the decades. What… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life in New Jersey