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Pure Form 2012 - Ballet Forte Showcase at Bickford Theatre in Morristown Thursday, June 14th 2012

By: Roxy on 05/9/12 @ 11:13 am

Pure Form 2012, the Ballet Forte Showcase coming to the Bickford Theatre in Morristown on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm, celebrates the achievements of some of New Jersey’s most talented young dancers.
Join Ballet Forte New Jersey founder and artistic director Andrea Kramer for an evening of classical, ballet and contemporary dance, showcasing the rising stars [...]

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Hexagon Players Presents Little Shop of Horrors: Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 13th and Friday, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th

By: Roxy on 04/23/12 @ 1:12 pm

Hexagon Players of Mendham will present Little Shop Of Horrors (music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman) at Grace Lutheran Church, 65 Main Street, Mendham, on Friday, May 11 (7:30 pm), Saturday, May 12 ( 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm), Sunday, May 13 (2:00 pm), Friday, May 18 (7:30 pm) [...]

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Mendham Township Middle School Presents Dear Edwina Jr. This Thursday, March 8th Through Saturday, March 10th

By: Roxy on 03/5/12 @ 8:28 am

The Mendham Township Middle School and the Mendham Township Recreation Department are pleased to present Dear Edwina Jr., a musical about the joys of growing up. Edwina Spoonapple is an advice-giver extraordinaire who stages “The Dear Edwina Show” every Sunday afternoon from her garage. She gives advice through songs on topics such as [...]

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Hexagon Players Spring Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors Scheduled for Sunday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 13th

By: Roxy on 03/4/12 @ 5:53 pm

Hexagon Players of Mendham will hold auditions for its May production of “Little Shop of Horrors” (music by Alan Menken, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman). Auditions for teens and adults will take place on Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 pm and Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall [...]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Hexagon Players’ Production of Wizard of Oz

By: Roxy on 09/11/11 @ 3:36 pm

Follow the yellow brick road to Bernards High as London makes her debut with Hexagon Players as they present one of the best loved musicals of all time…The Wizard of Oz. The outstanding cast, led by Director and Hexagon President Debbie Kirsch of Bernardsville, draws on talent from many local communities.
The Wizard of Oz, which [...]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to London’s Debut with Hexagon Players in the Wizard of Oz

By: Roxy on 09/11/11 @ 3:32 pm

Follow the yellow brick road to Bernards High as London makes her debut with Hexagon Players as they present one of the best loved musicals of all time…The Wizard of Oz. The outstanding cast, led by Director and Hexagon President Debbie Kirsch of Bernardsville, draws on talent from many local communities.
The Wizard of Oz, which [...]

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London Ready for Fall Dance Classes at Ballet Forte in Chester, NJ

By: Roxy on 08/9/11 @ 7:03 pm

Through dance and softball, my two daughters, London and Maddie, have found their respective passions. I’ve always believed that having that kind of passion is a positive for everything in life. For me, it was radio stations. I dreamed of becoming a disc jockey and owning radio stations, and always found a way to [...]

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Bernards High School Presents GODSPELL March 11, 12 and 13

By: Roxy on 03/3/11 @ 12:06 pm

Bernards High School will present GODSPELL, one of the most popular musicals of all time, an uplifting, modern day interpretation of the gospel, according to Matthew, on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 pm at the SHSD Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Bernards High School, [...]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Auditions for Mendham Hexagon Players Production of Wizard of Oz

By: Roxy on 01/28/11 @ 11:50 am

The yellow brick road may be covered in a foot of snow, but that won’t stop Hexagon Players of Mendham. Wizard of Oz auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, February 16th at 6:00pm & Friday, February 18th at 6:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 65 East Main Street in Mendham, NJ.
London has been preparing since we saw [...]

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CANCELLED: New York Knicks Legend Walt Frazier at Mendham Books Thursday, January 13th at 7:00 PM

By: Roxy on 01/13/11 @ 11:56 am

Just received an email from Mendham Books that this event has been cancelled. New York Knicks Legend Walt Frazier will be visiting Mendham Books on Thursday, January 13th at 7:00pm to sign copies of his book, Rockin’ Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool.
For millions of basketball fans in the 1970’s, Walt “Clyde” Frazier defined [...]

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Making Plans for Nutcracker 2010: Garden State Ballet Performances Scheduled for December 4, 10, 12 and 18

By: Roxy on 11/28/10 @ 3:01 pm

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a performance of the Nutcracker. Last year, for the first time, our family checked out a local performance by Garden State Ballet, where the girls study ballet and modern dance at the Randolph, NJ studio.  This year, London was invited to participate in the Nutcracker, but we weren’t ready to give up [...]

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Last Chance to See Hexagon Players Performance of Annie…Two Shows Today!

By: Roxy on 11/20/10 @ 12:51 pm

Rex and I took London, Maddie, and two of their good buddies to see last night’s performance of Annie by the Hexagon Players of Mendham. It was amazingly good, so if you have the chance to see the show today (Saturday, November 20th) at 2:00pm this afternoon or 7:30pm tonight, do check online and see [...]

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Bernards High School Presents Tolkien’s Hobbit in Bernardsville NJ on November 19, 20, 21

By: Roxy on 11/9/10 @ 4:13 pm

Bernards High School and the Somerset Hills School District is thrilled to bring to life one of the most beloved classics of all time with its fall drama, The Hobbit. Based on the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, this stage adaptation takes us to Middle Earth where Bilbo Baggins, one of the most conservative of all [...]

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Hexagon Players of Mendham Presents Annie: November 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20

By: Roxy on 10/20/10 @ 12:36 pm

Hexagon Players of Mendham presents “Annie” coming to Bernards High Auditorium in Bernardsville. Performance dates include Novermber 12th at 7:30 pm, November 13th and 14th at 2:00 pm, November 19th at 7:30 pm and November 20th at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Cast members include children and adults from several New Jersey towns. Tickets now on [...]

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Broadway Babies London and Maddie Look Forward to A Chorus Line at NJPAC in Newark, NJ in April 2011

By: Roxy on 08/20/10 @ 7:42 pm

Ever since London and Maddie started their fourth year of Annie’s Playhouse Summer Stars musical theatre camp in Far Hills, NJ, thanks to this year’s Glee theme, my girls have turned into Broadway babies.  We watched the entire first season of Glee over the course of a few weeks leading up to the big show [...]

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I Hope I Get It! Auditions for Mendham Hexagon Players Production of Annie!

By: Roxy on 08/19/10 @ 4:05 pm

AUDITIONS FOR HEXAGON PLAYERS “ANNIE”
TO BE HELD AUGUST 28TH AND 29TH & SEPTEMBER 10TH
So…last night I received some exciting news and shouted it out to London and Maddie as they bagged my groceries in Shop Rite of Chester NJ. They didn’t hear me quite right, so I’ll repeat the big news here for them and for [...]

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Hexagon Players Present 13, the Musical, at Morristown-Beard School on May 28, 29, 30 and June 4 & 5, 2010

By: Roxy on 05/17/10 @ 2:08 pm

HEXAGON PLAYERS PRESENTS 13, THE MUSICAL AT MORRISTOWN-BEARD SCHOOL FOUNDERS’ HALL-PAC ON MAY 28, 29, 30 AND JUNE 4 & 5
Hexagon Players of Mendham will present 13, the musical, a young man’s journey into adulthood and the stereotypical teens he meets along the way, on Fri., Sat., Sun., May 28, 29, and 30 [...]

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Ocean Fun Days 2010 at the Jersey Shore

By: Roxy on 04/19/10 @ 9:49 am

I received a flyer about Ocean Fun Days 2010 in the latest bill for our beach house from NJ Natural Gas.  It seemed kind of interesting, so I thought I’d share it with all of you… London and Maddie’s softball schedule conflicts with the Saturday event in Seaside Park, but maybe we’ll see you in [...]

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Anna Quindlen Comes to Mendham Books on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:00pm

By: Roxy on 04/19/10 @ 8:38 am

Mendham Books invites us to join them to welcome legendary author Anna Quindlen, who will be signing copies of her forthcoming novel, Every Last One, this Wednesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM.
Over the last 30 years, Anna Quindlen’s work has appeared in some of America’s most influential newspapers, many of its best-known magazines, and [...]

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Bernardsville Art Walk, First Friday of Every Month from 5pm-9pm

By: Roxy on 04/2/10 @ 11:24 am

This just in from Roxy’s mail bag… don’t forget Bernardsville’s Art Walk, the first Friday of every month. Tonight, it’s April 2nd from 5-9pm.

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From Roxy’s Mailbag: Anything Goes at Bernards High School… at least from Friday, March 19th through Sunday, March 21st!

By: Roxy on 03/6/10 @ 7:11 pm

Dear Roxy,
Can you possibly put this in your Bernardsville area blogs?
Come join more than 125 Somerset Hills School District students including a Bernards High School cast of 70, 15 technicians, 20 orchestra members, 5 cast members from Bernardsville Middle School, and a cameo chorus of 30 Bedwell Elementary students and set sail from the SHSD [...]

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Garden State Ballet Youth Company Performs the Nutcracker Today: Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ

By: Roxy on 12/12/09 @ 8:36 am

The Nutcracker will be performed by the School of the Garden State Ballet’s Youth Company on Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ.  There will be two performances: 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets for the 3pm performance are $5.00 each (family maximum of $25); tickets for the 7pm performance are $7.00 each [...]

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I’ve Got a Golden Ticket! Hexagon Players of Mendham Present Willy Wonka — November 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 at Delbarton Prep School in Mendham, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/29/09 @ 1:03 pm

Actually, I’ve got six (6) golden tickets… to the Hexagon Players’ Sunday, November 15th matinee performance of Willy Wonka at Delbarton Preparatory School in Mendham, New Jersey.
Back in June, I told you all about London’s audition for a part in the Hexagon Players Fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. After waiting among hundreds of [...]

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Handel’s Messiah Returns to Hilltop Church in Mendham on Sunday, December 6th

By: Roxy on 10/28/09 @ 10:27 am

An invitation to the December 6th performance of Handel’s Messiah at Hilltop Church just arrived in the mail, reminding me that this time last year, a few days before Halloween, we had about two inches of snow on the ground here in the Roxiticus Valley!  Thankfully, a repeat of last year’s freak snowstorm is not in the forecast, and it [...]

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36th Annual Fall Craft Show in Chester, NJ: Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th

By: Roxy on 09/6/09 @ 10:10 am

Experience a wide variety of hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts at Chester’s 36th annual Fall Craft Show. The event returns to Chester, New Jersey, next weekend: Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th from 10:00am until 5:00pm, rain or shine. Chester’s Fall Craft Show was featured [...]

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Kids! Paint with Jersey Artist Tine Kirkland Graham this Saturday, August 15, at the Anchor and Palette Gallery in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 08/9/09 @ 12:45 pm

One of my younger daughter Maddie’s favorite bedtime activities is to take our family through “Color My Dog Yellow,” written and illustrated by Jersey artist Tine Kirkland Graham. Maddie will read a little poem about each dog and tell us where he lives… Bay Head, Cape Cod, or Morristown, to name a few.  Tine has [...]

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Ted Gall and Hal Larsen at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe: July 31-August 23, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/5/09 @ 6:33 pm

Around the same time that TallBoy and ModelGirl reached New Mexico for their visit with Uncle Jake, I received a card from Hunter Kirkland Contemporary with this crazy AquaMan as the cover image.
Dear Friends and Collectors:
With this announcement, we are inviting you to the opening of our 7th annual show for Ted Gall, sculptor, and [...]

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TallBoy’s Wild Wild West

By: Roxy on 08/5/09 @ 6:23 pm

Living in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey, I haven’t been very good about posting to Roxy’s Best Of… Santa Fe, New Mexico, snce we visited Rex’s brother, Jake, in Estancia, NM, two years ago.  However, Rex’s son, TallBoy, is starting law school in Santa Clara, California, in the Fall, and he and his girlfriend, ModelGirl, decided [...]

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Oh, Who Cares What Her Kids Had for Dinner? Upcoming Events at the Mayo Center of the Performing Arts in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 08/2/09 @ 11:28 am

Last Fall, Rex and I decided to check out Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Community Theatre (now known as the Mayo Center for the Peforming Arts) in Morristown, New Jersey. When I decided to “review” the show in my own inimitable style on Roxy’s Best Of… Morristown, NJ, I was mocked without mercy [...]

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Officially Old. Melissa Gilbert is Ma in Little House On the Prairie at PaperMill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 07/31/09 @ 5:39 pm

I will be writing more as the date gets closer, but London’s Girl Scout Brownie troop leeader just wrote to let us know that we’re going on a field trip in October to see Little House on the Prairie at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey… and Melissa Gilbert is playing Ma.

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Roxy’s Wish List for Mother’s Day 2010: Mer-Mom by Jersey Shore Artist Wendy McCarthy

By: Roxy on 07/21/09 @ 8:27 pm

Wendy McCarthy’s new show at the Anchor & Palette Gallery in Bay Head, New Jersey, just opened last Saturday… but I’ve already found my “dream gift” for Mother’s Day 2010.  Her newest painting in the Mer-Moments series is “Mer-Mom” and it just leaves me weepy.  I don’t know if you can see the detail in [...]

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Stage Mother Roxy Prepares London for Hexagon Players Auditions for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

By: Roxy on 06/13/09 @ 6:02 pm

Now my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know that Roxy is far from a stage mother, and on that note I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Hexagon Players are holding open auditions for their Fall 2009 production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tomorrow (Sunday, June 14, 2009) at 2pm [...]

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Hurry! Art in the Park in Bay Head, NJ, is TODAY: Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 4pm

By: Roxy on 06/13/09 @ 12:29 pm

Every year, Rex, London, Maddie and I like to stroll through Centennial Park, on Bridge Avenue in Bay Head, New Jersey, enjoying the Jersey Shore artists on display at Art in the Park.
This year, our favorites included:

Popo Flanagan from Naples, Florida — acrylics
Andrew Huntley-Robertson from Summit, New Jersey –oils
Ann Hayes from Seaside Park, New Jersey [...]

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Mystic Aquarium & Institute For Exploration Announced New Whales Up Close Program

By: moomette on 05/30/09 @ 1:07 pm

If your vacation time this summer is limited, take a day trip to Mystic, Connecticut and see all that our area has to offer! Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is now offering a new way to have an up-close visit with a beluga whale. Launching on June 1, the Whales Up Close program allows guests to watch a beluga feeding and their special behaviors, with only a three-foot-high window between them and a whale.

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Connecticut Student Innovator’s Day - May 9, 2009

By: moomette on 05/6/09 @ 6:03 pm

Governor M. Jodi Rell has proclaimed May 9 as Connecticut Student Innovators’ Day in recognition of more than 1,600 Connecticut middle and high school students from across the state who have participated in year-long courses and programs that promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students will be presenting team “green” projects in information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce, engineering, science research, health careers and digital media on May 9 at the 2009 Connecticut Innovation Exposition at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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Gardens On The Bay Coming to Bay Head and Mantoloking on Wednesday, June 17th

By: Roxy on 05/5/09 @ 8:54 am

We opened our beach house a few weeks back, and already hit the beach over that 80-degree weekend.  Maddie even insisted on swimming in the ocean, though her sister London avoided the icy water and stayed on our blanket working on her tan.  The cherry blossoms are popping, making Bay Head the perfect place to [...]

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For Those Who Always Rock, We Salute You!

By: Roxy on 04/30/09 @ 10:26 pm

It is bedtime here in the Roxiticus Valley, but not before I dash off a quick post saluting two terrific teachers, Mrs. Bizzarro and Mrs. Picerno, who presented an amazing Art & Poetry Night at Mendham Township Elementary School.
Since Rex was flying home from Washington, DC tonight, he missed out on all the fun. There [...]

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:50 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:43 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

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Spring Is In the Air at NJPAC in Newark, NJ

By: Roxy on 04/21/09 @ 7:41 am

We’re just past a relaxing spring break for London and Maddie, and spring is definitely in the air here in the Roxiticus Valley.  The daffodils are out, the first of the cherry blossoms have popped, and we opened our beach house in Bay Head over the weekend.  Even though Rex has been away in Chicago and [...]

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Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:32 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival

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Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:20 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival.

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Looking Ahead: Good Times Planned at NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 02/17/09 @ 12:34 am

As my loyal readers know, Rex and I have recently merged our small mergers and acquisitions firm with another Wall Street firm. The transition and my new investment banking role have taken much of my time and energy, and the longer hours and more frequent long commute have had an impact on our whole family.  [...]

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Discount Tickets ~ Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music

By: moomette on 02/12/09 @ 12:52 pm

See Sesame Street Live in New York City  February 5-16 and get great discount tickets!
If you would like to create memories with your children or grandchildren, here’s an opportunity to see Sesame Street Live in person with them, and receive a discount to do it! Feb 2009

Visit Moomettesgram’s Musings for more information:

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London and her BFFs at NJPAC… the Best Birthday Party Ever!

By: Roxy on 02/10/09 @ 9:43 am

London described it as “the best birthday party ever.” Maddie just loved having our own private balcony for ten, looking out over the crowd. Rex said, “Weird… but wonderful.” One of the other moms kept looking for Eloise from the Plaza Hotel… she didn’t find that naughty little six-year-old, but enjoyed many other surprises. I [...]

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London and her BFFs at NJPAC… the Best Birthday Party Ever!

By: Roxy on 02/8/09 @ 9:03 pm

London described it as “the best birthday party ever.” Maddie just loved having our own private balcony for ten, looking out over the crowd. Rex said, “Weird… but wonderful.” One of the other moms kept looking for Eloise from the Plaza Hotel… she didn’t find that naughty little six-year-old, but enjoyed many other surprises. I [...]

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More Carnaval 2009 Pictures From Austin, TX

By: search4beauty on 02/6/09 @ 2:20 am

To see the the additional pictures I promised from Carnaval In Austin, click here to be taken to the Flickr set.

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Carnaval 2009 - Austin TX

By: search4beauty on 02/3/09 @ 1:12 pm

We met some friends at the Apple Bar in Austin on Saturday. We were having pleasant discussion and this lovely person from Longview in a pirate suit appeared and asked if we wanted tickets to Carnaval. We looked at each other and she interjected, “I’m not trying to sell them. Our friends [...]

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Inauguration Celebration in Austin, TX.

By: search4beauty on 01/22/09 @ 11:32 pm

Shots from the inauguration celebration at Scholz Bier Garten in Austin, Tx.

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Winterfest ~ Food Expo ~ Snow and Ice Sculptures at Lyman Orchards

By: moomette on 01/22/09 @ 10:09 pm

Come celebrate the fun side of winter! Hours of indoor and outdoor family fun include our annual Food Expo, Snow & Sculptures provided by Bill Covitz, Rail Jam by Ski Sundown, Pony Rides, and more!

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