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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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Back to the Drawing Board: Mendham Township Superintendent Kris Harrison Moves On at End of June 2012

By: Roxy on 02/14/12 @ 7:22 pm

Yesterday, I received the following eBlast from the Mendham Township Board of Education:
“It is with regret that the Board of Education informs you that Kristopher Harrison has notified us of his intent to end his tenure as superintendent of schools at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year. It is his desire to pursue [...]

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UPDATED TIMES: Mendham Little League Baseball and Softball Player Evaluations Scheduled for January 28 and February 5, 2012

By: Roxy on 01/26/12 @ 1:34 pm

Registration for Mendham Little League baseball and softball remains open at mendhamlittleleague.org. Player evaluations will be held at Mendham High School’s gym.
Saturday January 28
Baseball 9am-11:30pm
Softball 11:30pm-1:00pm
Sunday February 5
Softball 10-11:30
Baseball 12:30-2:30
All boys in AAA Minors or Majors or girls in Minors or Majors must be evaluated. This includes returning boys playing the Majors.

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London’s First Chance at the Mendham Township Middle School Play: Dear Edwina Jr. Coming in March 2012

By: Roxy on 01/3/12 @ 3:03 pm

This afternoon, London and her Mendham Township Middle School classmates are meeting to learn about auditions for this year’s school play, Dear Edwina Jr.
According to Wikipedia, Dear Edwina is a musical by Zina Goldrich (music) and Marcy Heisler (book and lyrics). A children’s one-hour musical, it concerns a young girl who gives her neighborhood friends [...]

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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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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 Hoops Action: 6th Grade Boys Garden State League Basketball Championship and More

By: Roxy on 03/18/11 @ 11:42 am

Our Mendham Patriot Boys 6th grade team in the top division of the Garden State League has won their conference regular season championship and advanced to the final of the year-end tournament. Mendham defeated defending champion Morristown 51-39 on Tuesday in the semifinal game.
Mendham will host the championship game against Montgomery this Saturday, March 19th [...]

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Local March Madness on Selection Sunday 3/13: Mendham vs. Chester Girls Basketball 3:30pm at Mendham Township Middle School

By: Roxy on 03/11/11 @ 1:34 pm

The Mendham Patriots 5th grade girls’ travel basketball team finished their inaugural season in the Garden State League with 11 wins and 3 losses. After receiving a first round bye Mendham now opens the playoffs at home against arch rival Chester. Chester is fresh off a stunning victory at Hanover and is looking to avenge [...]

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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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Mendham Township Family Skate Night at Mennen Arena Set for Friday, January 21st

By: Roxy on 01/18/11 @ 5:30 pm

Yesterday, our family started what I hope will be an annual tradition to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday…we went in to NYC, starting our day with cupcakes at Crumbs Cupcake Bakery, followed by ice skating at The Pond in Bryant Park.  We had such a good time skating together that I decided to look up when 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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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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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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Time to Sign Up for Mendham Patriots Recreational Basketball League, Deadline Is November 10th

By: Roxy on 09/24/10 @ 9:38 am

The 2010-11 Mendham Patriots Basketball Season is right around the corner!  I just received an announcement that Mendham Patriots Basketball registration is OPEN for Travel Players, Recreational Players and Clinic participants, and London and Maddie are all signed up to play.  Registration, and payment, will only be available online this year. Payment must be submitted [...]

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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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Annual Pastime Club Carnival and Labor Day Parade (and Roxy) Return to Mendham Borough: Friday, September 3rd through Monday, September 6th

By: Roxy on 08/23/10 @ 2:13 pm

Loyal readers know that Roxy grumbles about having to return from our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, a moment (nevermind a day) before we have to, but this year we’re actually looking forward to returning to the Roxiticus Valley for the last day of the Pastime Club Carnival and Labor Day Parade in Mendham Borough.  The [...]

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Somerset County 4-H Fair Started Today… Join London and Maddie Thursday, August 12th for Free Family Fun!

By: Roxy on 08/11/10 @ 5:15 pm

August 11-12-13, 2010
North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, N.J.
Time flies when you have kids, and I can’t believe London and Maddie are finishing up their third year of 4-H Prep with the grand finale — the Somerset County 4-H Fair in Bridgewater, New Jersey. London is graduating from Prep this year in a little ceremony tomorrow [...]

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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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Mendham Township Recycling Calendar

By: Roxy on 08/4/10 @ 11:28 am

As my sister and I have been cleaning out my mom’s house, we’ve filled lots of tubs and boxes with trash and various forms of recycling, so I was checking the Mendham Township, NJ, recycling calendar, which runs every other Monday morning.  Unfortunately, I missed the most recent pickup date on Monday, August 2nd, so [...]

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Congratulations to the Randolph Gymnastics Team! 2010 USAIGC State Championship Results

By: Roxy on 06/4/10 @ 7:41 am

The 2010 USAIGC State Championships were held on May 29th and 30th at the Convention Center in Wildwood, New Jersey.
For the Gold Division, 12 year old Hannah Liu won bronze medals on Balance Beam, Floor Exercise, All Around, and won the gold on Vault making her the 2010 Vault State Champion. 13 year old Aimee [...]

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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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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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Rex and Roxy Rock with the Meathooks and the Mendham Little League

By: Roxy on 04/23/10 @ 8:57 pm

We got a babysitter and we’re going…
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 [...]

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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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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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Mansions in May Comes to Harding Township, NJ, in 2010

By: Roxy on 01/30/10 @ 3:45 pm

Maddie, our family weather girl, tells me that it is 14 degrees outside and feels like zero, so it is hard to believe spring will ever arrive… but I just read in our local paper that Mansions in May is coming to Harding Township, New Jersey, this year.  I’ll post more details and maybe a [...]

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town…Saturday, December 5th at the Mendham Junior Women’s Club Winter Carnival

By: Roxy on 12/3/09 @ 6:23 am

See Santa arrive on the big red fire engine at the Mendham Junior Women’s Club Winter Carnival on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Brookside Community Club. Proceeds from this family fun event will benefit vital programs and services within Morris County.

Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in [...]

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On Thanksgiving: A Thank You Note to Every Mendham Township Taxpayer

By: Roxy on 11/25/09 @ 8:13 pm

We’ve started our Thanksgiving weekend, and in addition to the usual reasons we give thanks (family, friends, good health), I would like to say thank you to every Mendham Township Taxpayer, whether or not you voted to pass the 2009-10 school budget, for contributing to the school programs that benefit my children, London and Maddie. [...]

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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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Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine Update for Mendham Township, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/29/09 @ 8:29 am

We’ve just received the following H1N1 Influenza Update via London and Maddie’s “Backpack Mail,” so I thought I would share it with any of you who are seeking information about swine flu shots in the Mendham, Bernardsville, and Morris and  Somerset County NJ area.  The first part of the letter outlines basic healthy and hygiene [...]

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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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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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Family Farm Festival at Middle Valley Farms Tomorrow: Sunday, September 20th from 11am-4pm

By: Roxy on 09/19/09 @ 7:36 pm

Yes, I should have given all of you a bit more advance notice about this fun family event, but I have been quite busy hosting Rex’s family reunion this weekend.  Tomorrow — Sunday, September 20th, 2009, from 11am until 4pm  – is the second annual Schiff & Mendham Junior Women’s Club (MJWC) Family Farm Festival at [...]

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Back to School, Back to Church at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham, NJ

By: Roxy on 09/12/09 @ 5:06 pm

Having spent a couple of sun and fun-filled weeks at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, before school started, Rex, London, Maddie and I are staying here for a rainy weekend in the Roxiticus Valley. The rain kept us away from the annual clam bake at the Brookside Community Club, and the Sounds [...]

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“Join 4-H” Open House Scheduled from 7 to 8:30pm on Thursday, October 8 at Ted Blum 4-H Center of Somerset County, NJ

By: Roxy on 09/6/09 @ 10:56 am

Since London joined the Crazy Clovers 4-H Prep Club two years ago, and her sister Maddie joined in the fun last September, I’ve been posting about the good times our family has enjoyed at the club meetings and the annual Somerset County 4-H Fair.  If London and Maddie’s 4-H adventures sound like fun, I’d encourage [...]

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Annual Pastime Club Carnival and Labor Day Parade Return to Mendham Borough: Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th

By: Roxy on 09/3/09 @ 7:45 pm

Rex, London, Maddie and I are staying down at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, until Sunday, but we will make it back in time for the last day of the Pastime Club Carnival and the Labor Day Parade in Mendham Borough.
The 2009 Labor Day Carnival starts tomorrow — Friday, September 4th — [...]

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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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The Somerset County 4-H Fair Is Here: Join London and Maddie for Free Family Fun — Wednesday, August 12th Through Friday, August 14th, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/13/09 @ 11:08 am

August 12-13-14, 2009
North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, N.J.
Time flies when you have kids, and I can’t believe London and Maddie are finishing up their second year of 4-H Prep with the grand finale — the Somerset County 4-H Fair in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The free family fair, showcasing kids projects from animals to rockets, [...]

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The Somerset County 4-H Fair Is Almost Here: Join London and Maddie for Free Family Fun — Wednesday, August 12th Through Friday, August 14th, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/2/09 @ 3:36 pm

August 12-13-14, 2009
North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, N.J.
Time flies when you have kids, and I can’t believe London and Maddie are finishing up their second year of 4-H Prep with the grand finale — the Somerset County 4-H Fair in Bridgewater, New Jersey — coming up in just two weeks. The free family fair, [...]

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Fourth of July 2009 Fireworks and Parades in Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset County, NJ

By: Roxy on 07/3/09 @ 5:56 pm

In addition to the “Dancing in the Street” Parade in Mendham Township, NJ featuring Martha Reeves and the Vandellas this year, and the Fourth of July Fireworks event at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, NJ, there are Independence Day celebrations going on all over the Morris County and Somerset County areas. Here are just a [...]

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Fourth of July 2009 Fireworks and Parades in Morris and Somerset County, NJ

By: Roxy on 07/3/09 @ 10:09 am

In addition to the “Dancing in the Street” Parade in Mendham Township, NJ featuring Martha Reeves and the Vandellas this year, and the Fourth of July Fireworks event at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, NJ, there are Independence Day celebrations going on all over the Morris County and Somerset County areas. Here are just a [...]

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They’ll Be Dancing In the Street In Brookside, NJ On the 4th Of July: Brookside Community Club 86th Annual Parade

By: Roxy on 07/3/09 @ 9:40 am

According to a long standing annual tradition, Rex and the girls and I are spending the week from his birthday through the 4th of July at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, but for those of you who are sticking around the Roxiticus Valley (Mendham, Chester, Bernardsville, Peapack-Gladstone, and Morris County), I thought [...]

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Hallelujah! Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham, NJ, Gets A New Pastor

By: Roxy on 05/2/09 @ 6:51 pm

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 3, 2009) following the 9:30 am service at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham, NJ, a Special Meeting of the Congregation will be held to receive a report from the Pastor Nominating Committee nominating Reverend Robert Bob Heppenstall III for pastor and head of staff. Reverend Heppenstall will be preaching at the 9:30 [...]

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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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