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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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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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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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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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4th Annual Sounds Around Town, A Musical Stroll Through Bernardsville, NJ on Friday, September 10, 2010

By: Roxy on 09/7/10 @ 11:34 am

I don’t have many of the details yet, but the 4th annual Sounds Around Town is scheduled for Friday, September 10th, 2010 from 5:00pm TO 9:00pm. The rain date is Saturday, September 11th.

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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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Photos from the 2009 Bay Head NJ Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/29/09 @ 3:49 pm

We took a lot of photos of London and Maddie as the Butter Bites, as well as the competing Scariest, Prettiest, and other costumes…. as I sort through them, I’ll share the best ones with you.
On the left, we’ll start out with London and Maddie as the Butter Bites and Rex and Roxy as the Pirate [...]

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Today’s the Day: Annual Halloween Parade in Bay Head, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/25/09 @ 8:06 am

For the past few years, it feels like the annual Bay Head Halloween Parade has involved a grim weather forecast of hell and high water.  Yesterday we drove down to our beach house in the pouring rain, which flooded Lake Avenue and didn’t let up as we made our way to the Crab Shack to [...]

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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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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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London and Maddie Set to Perform with Annie’s Playhouse in Sounds Around Town, A Musical Stroll Through Bernardsville, NJ on Saturday, September 12, 2009

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

This just in: Sounds Around Town has been POSTPONED to the RAIN DATE of THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th.
Unfortunately, that probably means that London and Maddie and their friends from Annie’s Playhouse will not be able to perform, but the event still sounds like lots of fun.

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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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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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Fourth of July Parade in Mantoloking, NJ

By: Roxy on 07/3/09 @ 8:11 pm

It’s Friday the 3rd of July, and we’re celebrating Rex’s birthday week here in Bay Head, NJ, wth a perfect string of sunny days at the beach.  Tomorrow morning, we may or may not wake up at the crack of dawn for the start of Fourth of July celebrations in Mantoloking, NJ.  There’s a one-mile [...]

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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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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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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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Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot at MinuteClinic, CVS in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/1/08 @ 2:55 pm

Whether I’m surfing the blogosphere or catching up with friends and family in New Jersey, I’ve been hearing a lot about bad colds and the flu.  Just in the past couple of years, Rex and I have become diligent about taking London and Maddie for flu shots, and being good role models by protecting ourselves [...]

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Bay Head Historical Society Celebrates the Holidays with a Victorian Christmas Party at the Museum on Saturday, December 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

By: Roxy on 11/24/08 @ 9:41 am

It may be cold at the beach, but the Bay Head Historical Society invites you to come inside and warm up with a Victorian Christmas Party at the Museum on Saturday, December 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Bring the kids to see the Christmas tree with authentic turn-of-the-century decorations. The Christmas trolley, with [...]

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Roxy’s Got Ten Bucks to Spend on Holiday Shopping in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/14/08 @ 10:33 pm

It’s not even time for Thanksgiving yet, but I feel like Santa Claus just stopped by and stuffed my stocking… in today’s mail, I received a $10 gift from the Historic Chester Business Association to use for local holiday shopping.  I just bring the postcard in to one of the select Chester, NJ stores between now [...]

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Will Rex and Roxy (Dressed as Barbie and Ken) Win the Ocean Star Halloween Costume Photo Contest?

By: Roxy on 11/2/08 @ 10:22 pm

By now you’ve heard about our family’s Good Sport trophy in the Bay Head Halloween Parade, and we’re wondering if we can add a $100 restaurant gift certificate to our Halloween good fortune.  Our daughter, London, snapped the photo on the right of mom and dad dressed up as ’70s era Ken and Barbie dolls [...]

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Trick or Treat: Democratic and Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential Hopefuls Greet Supporters at the Bay Head Halloween Parade in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/28/08 @ 5:52 pm

While Rex and the girls and I have been fortunate to take home the Bay Head Halloween Parade’s ”Good Sport” trophy (for adults who get dressed up to march in the parade with their children) this year and in prior years, one family almost always gets the trophy for the best family, and this year was [...]

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London and Maddie, Rex and Roxy’s Big Win at the Bay Head Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/27/08 @ 2:44 pm

We won, we won! While I do try to teach my girls that “it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game,” it sure feels good to have that trophy in hand.  As a family, we won the “Good Sport” award for grown-ups who dress up in the best costumes and march in [...]

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Today’s the Day for the Bay Head Halloween Parade

By: Roxy on 10/26/08 @ 7:35 am

It is eight o’clock on Sunday morning and we are waiting for London and Maddie to wake up at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ and begin the countdown to the 11:45am Bay Head Halloween Parade. Witches, goblins, ghosts and Disney princesses will start gathering on Mount Street in Bay Head, New Jersey, shortly [...]

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Weather or Not, London and Maddie Are Ready for the Bay Head Halloween Parade: Sunday, October 26th, Mount Street to the Firehouse in Bay Head, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/23/08 @ 11:43 pm

Rex read me a grim weather forecast for the weekend from The New York Times earlier this evening, but we’re going down to our beach house in Bay Head come hell, Halloween, or high water. Right now Weather.com is forecasting rain on Saturday, but sunny and 60 degrees on Sunday for the Bay Head Halloween [...]

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Harvest Time in Bay Head, NJ: Looks Like the Arts & Crafts Festival Is Cancelled

By: Roxy on 10/10/08 @ 6:43 am

I was just checking out the Fall activities scheduled in Bay Head, NJ, and it looks like the Sixth Annual Arts & Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 11th, has been cancelled.
If you’re looking for something to do that day, why not consider the Bay Head Historical Society House Tour, and snoop around our neighbors’ [...]

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Chester’s Annual Harvest Celebration/Pet Costume Contest and Parade Scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, 2008

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 10:33 am

Is it wrong for me to wish for rain in the Roxiticus Valley next weekend so that Chester’s annual Harvest Celebration/Pet Costume Contest and Parade, scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th will be rescheduled for the rain dates — Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th?  Our family is headed away on [...]

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Best of Chester, NJ: Black River Music & Art Festival Saturday, August 16, 2008

By: Roxy on 08/2/08 @ 10:14 pm

The Black River Music and Art Fest, coming to Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, August 16th, is a FREE all day event featuring some of the best local original musical acts as well as numerous visual artists displaying their work. Last year’s event drew an estimated 9,000 people, and they’re expecting an even bigger turnout [...]

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Historic Chester Business Association

By: Roxy on 06/24/08 @ 10:19 am

Rex and I took the girls out last night for dinner at the Publick House and picked up a copy of the 2008-2009 Historic Chester Business Association Shopping & Dining Guide for Chester, New Jersey. This helpful guide is available from many local Chester NJ merchants, and includes the all-important 2008 calendar of Historic Chester [...]

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