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VNA Rummage Sale Returns to Far Hills: October 5, 6 and 7th, 2012

By: Roxy on 09/28/12 @ 10:00 am

As usual, I didn’t get my back-to-school cleaning done in time to get my donations to the VNA Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ.  But there’s no reason why you and I can’t join fellow treasure hunters and bargain shoppers at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills’ (VNA) Fall Rummage Sale which will be [...]

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Jedi Clam Eaters, Sherman Brothers Band and DJ Trish Fans Alert: 16th Annual Clam Bake in Bay Head, NJ on Saturday, August 20th

By: Roxy on 08/2/11 @ 6:37 pm

Since my two girls are Jedi clam eaters, it may surprise you to know that we’ve never participated in the Annual Clam Bake to benefit the Bay Head Fire Company #1.
There’s a first time for everything, they say, and this may be our year…DJ Trish stopped by Roxy’s Bay Head Blog to let me know [...]

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Mendham Little League Heart of the Diamond Tribute to Jim Turner on Saturday, May 21, 2011

By: Roxy on 05/5/11 @ 8:25 am

On Saturday, May 21, Mendham Little League is sponsoring a “Heart of the Diamond” Tribute to Jim Turner.  The event begins with a 3:00pm Softball and Whiffle Ball Tournament and Homerun Derby on the Brookside Fields (adjacent to the Brookside Community Club).  The price for adults and kids is $10/person.
In the evening, the festivities continue [...]

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Mendham Little League Rocks! Fundraiser Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 7pm

By: Roxy on 02/17/11 @ 9:01 am

Yankee pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Valentine’s Day, so London and Maddie’s softball season can’t be far behind. Mendham Little League is getting us ready ahead of time with a rockin’ fundraiser on Saturday, March 5th at the Brookside Community Club.
Saturday, March 5th, 7:00
Brookside Community Club
$75 Per Person Presale ($90 @ the [...]

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Blogging Out Hunger Returns

By: Roxy on 11/1/10 @ 10:57 am

My friend Deb over on Jersey Bites invited me to join the 2nd Blogging out Hunger campaign to help raise awareness and donations for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — the largest food bank in the state.  Two years ago, when Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey, Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Bay Head Blog participated in [...]

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From Roxy’s Mail Bag: NJ Charity Walk for Children in Foster Care in Newark on Saturday, October 23, 2010

By: Roxy on 10/14/10 @ 10:50 am

Hi Roxy,
Foster and Adoptive Family Services is having an NJ Charity Walk for Children in Foster Care on Saturday, October 23, 2010 on the NJIT Campus in Newark, NJ. All proceeds go to fund programs that directly impact the lives of children in foster care. If you would see fit to give this event a [...]

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Tickets On Sale Soon for Far Hills Race Meeting October 23, 2010, to Benefit Somerset Medical Center

By: Roxy on 09/14/10 @ 11:25 am

Charity begins at home (and a good time is had by all) at the Far Hills Race Meeting to benefit Somerset Medical Center, returning to Moorland Farms on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  Rex, London, Maddie and I are fair weather steeplechase fans, so our family has enjoyed the Hunt twice in the past three years:

in October [...]

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See You at the Clam Bake in Mendham Township, NJ, this Saturday, September 11, 2010

By: Roxy on 09/8/10 @ 5:57 pm

Every June, since we moved to the Roxiticus Valley at the end of 2003, our family hosts an annual Roxiticus Sunset Party that parents and kids look forward to all year.  So much so, that when we ran into friends at the Labor Day Parade and Carnival, several of our friends asked why we didn’t have a back [...]

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Get Back to School and Clean Out Your Closets with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ Coming Soon

By: Roxy on 09/7/10 @ 10:20 am

Fall Sale Dates - 2010
October 1, 2, & 3, 2010
Time
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
DONATION DATES: September 4 - 22, 2010
DONATION TIMES: Mon thru Sats 10 a.m. - 1 p.m
It’s official… London and Maddie are “back to school” at Mendham Township Elementary today.  They’re excited about a new school year, [...]

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Jedi Clam Eaters Alert: 15th Annual Fire Company Clam Bake in Bay Head, NJ Today — Saturday, August 21, 2010

By: Roxy on 08/21/10 @ 9:42 am

It is a gorgeous day in Bay Head, New Jersey, and I’m lounging on our front porch, listening to Lucinda Williams, while Rex takes a long bike ride and London and Maddie help out with their friend’s yard sale across the street.  It’s the perfect day for the beach… or for a clam bake!
Since my [...]

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New Jersey American Water Launches Virtual Food Drive

By: Roxy on 08/11/10 @ 12:56 pm

Roxy’s Best Of… is committed to blogging out hunger in New Jersey. I received the following note in my Bay Head water bill this month, and thought I’d share the info on a worthy cause:
New Jersey American Water is teaming up with other investor-owned utilities across the state to help fight hunger in New Jersey.
For its campaign, [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend…Get Yourself A Little Something Nice at the VNA Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ

By: Roxy on 05/7/10 @ 2:23 pm

Last week, when I visited Dr. David Matthews, my dentist in Far Hills, NJ, to have an embarrassing cavity filled (what kind of role model is a mom who gets cavities??) I noticed that the tents were up for the semi-annual Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale. The bad news is that our family has been so busy [...]

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Mendham Little League Wants to ROCK with YOU!

By: Roxy on 03/23/10 @ 2:45 pm

This year, London and Maddie are playing softball for the first time ever in Mendham Little League.  The girls met their coaches and had their first practices this past Saturday, when the weather was 75 degrees and sunny… just classic to be out on the softball field.  We’re psyched for the games to get started [...]

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London and Maddie Read to Feed at Mendham Township Elementary School

By: Roxy on 02/21/10 @ 3:38 pm

The Tiger Leaders at Mendham Township Elementary School have organized their fellow students to “Read to Feed” to raise money for Heifer International.  Until March 17th, 2010, London will be reading as many pages as they can, and have raised $120 in pledges from our family sponsors… enough to buy a Gift of a Goat [...]

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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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Are You Off to the Races in Far Hills, NJ… Despite the Weather?

By: Roxy on 10/16/09 @ 11:38 am

Turns out the forecast calls for rain, rain, rain… starting tomorrow (Thursday) and continuing right through the Far Hills Races on Saturday, October 17th. Our family was on the verge of making “the Hunt” an annual tradition… we went two years running:

in October 2007, when the sun was shining, the horses were running, the beer [...]

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From Roxy’s Mailbag: Fall Festival and Benefit with a Horse and Farm Life Theme, October 17th in Tewksbury, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/4/09 @ 7:15 am

Hi Roxy,
I was browsing your site (it is terrific!) and wanted to let you know that we are hosting a fall festival and benefit with a horse and farm life theme on October 17th from 1 to 4pm at Center Line Farm in Tewksbury, NJ.
The festival will benefit two very worthy local organizations. The first is Animeals which [...]

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Meet Your Neighbors and Your Volunteer Firefighters at the Ralston Engine Company (Mendham Township Fire Department) Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, October 11th from 8am to 11am

By: Roxy on 10/2/09 @ 8:13 am

Our family just received an invitation from the Ralston Engine Company (Mendham Township Fire Department) to meet our neighbors and our volunteer firefighters at a pancake breakfast, coming up on Sunday, October 11th from 8am to 11am.  As long as the weather is nice, we’ll be away at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, celebrating my [...]

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Mendham Harvest Hustle 5k Race Coming Up On Saturday, October 3, 2009

By: Roxy on 10/1/09 @ 5:57 pm

Come out and set the course record this Saturday, October 3rd, at the first annual Mendham Harvest Hustle 5k Race, dedicated in thankful and loving memory to Sergeant Richard Morales. The sanctioned and certified course winds through historic Mendham Borough.  The children’s events include a 1k run and dashes.  After the race, “Catch the Wave” [...]

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Today’s the Day: Kitchens by the Sea in Bay Head, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/26/09 @ 10:31 am

In a few minutes, London and Maddie’s babysitter will arrive, and Rex and I will head out to Kitchens by the Sea, an amazing day of peeking into our neighbors’ kitchens and enjoying delicious food samples provided by local Jersey Shore restaurants and caterers.  This year’s participating restaurants include:

Rock’n’Joe’s

Scone Shoppe

Miletto’s

Bay Head Chocolate Shoppe

Labrador Lounge

Martell’s

Theresa’s South

Shore Fresh [...]

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Get Back to School and Clean Out Your Closets: It’s Time for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ

By: Roxy on 08/29/09 @ 7:51 pm

Our family is down at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ until Labor Day, but when we get “back to school” at Mendham Township Elementary, it will also be time to clean out our closets for the semi-annual Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ. Back in the Spring, our family was so busy that [...]

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Save Barnegat Bay Annual Silent Art and Gift Auction Planned for Thursday, September 24, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/20/09 @ 11:27 am

Rex and I just received an invitation to Save Barnegat Bay’s Annual Silent Art and Gift Auction. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood, New Jersey. Donations are $55 per person (or reserve a table of 10 for $500), with a cash bar. [...]

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Bay Head NJ School Foundation Presents…Kitchens by the Sea: Saturday, September 26, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/15/09 @ 7:24 pm

Every other year, the Bay Head School Foundation puts on Kitchens by the Sea, an amazing day of peeking into our neighbors’ kitchens and enjoying delicious food samples provided by local Jersey Shore restaurants and caterers.
Each of the homes, spread out through Bay Head and Mantoloking, will feature an excellent local restauranteur or caterer serving [...]

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14th Annual Fire Company Clam Bake in Bay Head, NJ Today — Saturday, August 15, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/15/09 @ 8:31 am

Since my two girls are Jedi clam eaters, it may surprise you to know that we’ve never participated in the Annual Clam Bake to benefit the Bay Head Fire Company #1.
Today’s the day for the 14th annual clam bake from noon to 5pm, rain or shine (and we’re lookin’ at lots of shine) at the [...]

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Can’t Wait Until October? Get a Taste of the Far Hills Races this Thursday, August 6th

By: Roxy on 08/2/09 @ 1:26 pm

This year’s Far Hills Race Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, 2009 but if you can’t wait for the big event, you can get a Taste of the Far Hills Races this Thursday, August 6th from 6 to 8pm at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center, 30 Rehill Avenue in Somerville, New [...]

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Support the Bay Head Fire Company No. 1

By: Roxy on 06/15/09 @ 11:49 am

Rex and I just received a letter from the Bay Head Fire Company and I thought it was important to share with all of you.
Dear Bay Header:
Recently the Bay Head Fire Company fought a major fire — visible all over town, with flames towering fifty feet in the air. Our fire fighters were ably assisted [...]

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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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The Tents Are Up… Time for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ

By: Roxy on 04/27/09 @ 8:17 am

As we headed through Far Hills and down our beach house in Bay Head, NJ this weekend, Rex and I noticed that the tents were up for the semi-annual Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale. The bad news is that our family has been so busy that we actually missed the spring dates to drop off donations.  [...]

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Terrific News About the Mendham Township Elementary School Outdoor Learning Center

By: Roxy on 02/10/09 @ 12:47 am

London and Maddie brought home the following letter in their backpack mail on February 10th, 2009:
Dear Mendham Township Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
I wanted to give you a brief update on the status of the Outdoor Learning Center.  Through the generosity of Mendham Township families within and outside of the school system, the Mendham Township [...]

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Blogging Out Hunger Continues… Inauguration Event at NJPAC to Benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/14/09 @ 10:54 am

On December 15th, 2008, over 100 New Jersey bloggers joined forces in a Blogging Out Hunger campaign, which raised awareness of the current crisis at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, and has also raised over $7,000 in donations.  The opportunity to blog out hunger continues…
In honor of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as [...]

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Come They Told Me… Drummer Boys from Bonnie Brae School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Will Attend Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC

By: Roxy on 01/6/09 @ 9:23 pm

Instead of jumping on the media bad news bandwagon, my blogosphere buddy Rambler has a regular “good news” post on her Lofty Matters site about the good things happening around the world each week. Starting today, I’m going to share some local good news and hope that we’ll have enough good news in Morris and [...]

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Support the Bay Head School Foundation

By: Roxy on 12/23/08 @ 4:39 pm

As my loyal Roxy’s Best Of… readers know, our family summers at the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey, but our full time home (where London and Maddie go to school) is up north in Mendham Township.  If you do live down at the beach all year round, however, please consider a tax deductible donation before [...]

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Blogging Out Hunger: The Early Results Are In!

By: Roxy on 12/16/08 @ 8:11 pm

To everyone who made a contribution to the Community FoodBank of NJ and/or helped to raise awareness of hunger here at home in New Jersey, thank you so much for participating. According to our fearless leader, Deb of JerseyBites, yesterday’s event was a great success. We got some nice online coverage… the FoodChannel has us [...]

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100 New Jersey Bloggers Won’t Let This Bank Fail: Help Fight Local NJ Hunger Through the Community FoodBank of NJ

By: Roxy on 12/14/08 @ 8:22 pm

No matter how you feel about the government bailout of the nation’s largest banks, I think you’ll agree that there’s one bank that we can’t allow to fail: the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.  Over 100 New Jersey bloggers have united to fight local NJ hunger in a coordinated “This Bank Can’t Fail” blogging campaign [...]

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This Bank Can’t Fail: Roxy Joins Community of New Jersey Bloggers United to Fight Hunger

By: Roxy on 12/6/08 @ 12:37 am

My friend Deb over on Jersey Bites invited me to join an upcoming blogging campaign she is coordinating on behalf of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — the largest food bank in the state.  As you are probably well aware, the Food Bank is in desperate need of donations this holiday season.  With bare shelves and demand for [...]

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Attention Mendham Township Parents: End Hunger in Our Community — Holiday Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/29/08 @ 8:27 am

Our quiet Thanksgiving for four here in the Roxiticus Valley was the perfect remember of how much our family has to be thankful for, and particularly as the Christmas holidays approach, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate.  Just before the Thanksgiving break, London and Maddie brought home a flier in their backpack [...]

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Raise a Glass for a Great Cause: 56 Degree Wine Champagne Campaign on December 7th at the Bernards Inn to Benefit Grapes for Good

By: Roxy on 11/15/08 @ 8:37 pm

I just received an email from Joe Bembry at 56 Degree Wine in Bernardsville, NJ, inviting Rex and me to help kick off their second annual holiday “Champagne Campaign” on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Bernards Inn.  Rex, London, Maddie and I are headed into NYC that day for our annual holiday get together with [...]

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Thanksgiving 2008 Appeal from the Community Foodbank of New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/7/08 @ 10:44 am

Rex and I just received a note from Kathleen DiChiara, President and CEO of the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, about their 2008 Thanksgiving Appeal, one of their most important fundraising campaigns of the year.

Many people in New Jersey don’t realize the number of their neighbors who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. [...]

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Results and Photos from the 88th Annual Far Hills Race Meeting in Far Hills, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/20/08 @ 1:18 pm

As I posted here on Saturday, it was a gorgeous autumn afternoon for the running of the 88th annual Far Hills Races at Moorland Farms in Far Hills, New Jersey, benefitting Somerset Medical Center Foundation. The serious fans of the Hunt, who come out every year, rain or shine or mud, had arrived hours ahead [...]

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A Few of Roxy’s Photos from the Far Hills Races: Saturday, October 18, 2008

By: Roxy on 10/19/08 @ 8:59 pm

50,000 turned out on a great day for the Far Hills Race Meeting this past Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Here’s a shot from the second race.
Two different angles on the third race.
Good Night Shirt wins the Grand National!

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Luck Be A Lady Tonight: One Amazing Afternoon at the Far Hills Races

By: Roxy on 10/18/08 @ 9:15 pm

They call you Lady Luck.
But there is room for doubt
At times you have a very unladylike way of running out
You’re on this a date with me
The pickings have been lush
And yet before this evening is over you might give me the brush
You might forget your manners
You might refuse to stay and so the best that [...]

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Off to the Races! Far Hills Race Meeting Today, Post Time 1:00pm

By: Roxy on 10/18/08 @ 10:35 am

It’s a brisk Saturday, October 18th, and Rex, London, Maddie and I are off to the races! More than 50,000 fans are expected to converge for the 88th running of the Far Hills Races at Moorland Farms in Far Hills, NJ. We’re going to head over to the train station in Gladstone, where shuttle buses [...]

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Nice Cool Weather Forecast for This Weekend’s Far Hills Race Meeting October 18, 2008, to Benefit Somerset Medical Center

By: Roxy on 10/15/08 @ 10:43 pm

I was on the phone earlier today with my favorite butcher, Mario Perrotti at M&M Perrotti’s over in Far Hills, NJ, and he reminded me that (1) his Friday and Saturday are going to be absolutely crazy getting ready for the Far Hills Race Meeting to benefit Somerset Medical Center and (2) I’ve got to [...]

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Tickets On Sale Now for Far Hills Race Meeting October 18, 2008, to Benefit Somerset Medical Center

By: Roxy on 10/1/08 @ 7:19 pm

Charity begins at home (and a good time is had by all) at the Far Hills Race Meeting to benefit Somerset Medical Center. I’ve only been once… in October 2007, when the sun was shining, the horses were running, the beer was flowing, the kids were playing in the mud, and I’ll hope the weather [...]

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Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 3rd Through 5th, in Far Hills, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/1/08 @ 7:08 pm

The tents are filled with merchandise, and after several weeks of collecting donations, it’s finally time to shop at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) rummage sale in Far Hills, New Jersey.  The rummage sale opens to customers on Friday, October 3rd at 9:30am and continues through Sunday, October 5th at 3:30pm.
The famous VNA Rummage Sale, held every fall [...]

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Clean Out the Closets…the Visiting Nurses Rummage Sale Starts Accepting Donations Saturday, September 6th!

By: Roxy on 08/31/08 @ 11:38 am

Just like I don’t like thinking about Back to School until Labor Day Weekend, I can’t clean out my closets to get ready for the semi-annual Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ, until the date gets much closer. However, it’s the Sunday before school starts, the Visiting Nursing Association tents are [...]

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Sweet Charity Event September 18th at McLoone’s in Sea Bright, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 08/6/08 @ 11:37 pm

I was over at the Anchor & Palette on Mount Street in Bay Head, New Jersey, and picked up a flyer about a fund-raiser to be hosted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 by Sweet Charity, a new division of Toys.calm, a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the anxiety of ailing children that goes along with [...]

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