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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will London and Maddie “Go Pro” at Annie’s Playhouse this Fall?

By: Roxy on 08/11/10 @ 4:04 pm

Dreams are important… when we’re kids, and when we grow up. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to be a disc jockey and own radio stations. By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I was working at the local radio station in my home town. Today, as an investment banker [...]

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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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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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Pavan’s Spring Tennis Camp for Ladies June 1st - 4th at Flanders Valley Tennis Club

By: Roxy on 04/16/10 @ 1:45 pm

How many times have you heard how envious I was of London and Maddie’s Munchkin tennis classes with Coach Pavan?  Well, I have no more excuses… now Pavan’s Tennis Training Acadmey is offering a Ladies Spring Tennis Camp from Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, June 4th from 10am until Noon at the Flanders Valley Tennis Club.
The cost is [...]

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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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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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Bravo, Hexagon Players!

By: Roxy on 11/15/09 @ 8:22 pm

We’ve just come home after an awesome performance of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Hexagon Players of Mendham.  I believe there are still tickets available for next weekend’s performances, and our family recommends that you scoop them up and check out a spectacular show.  I’ll try to write a longer review over the [...]

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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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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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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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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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Roxy’s Favorite 50 Cent Beach Reads

By: Roxy on 08/30/09 @ 8:05 pm

On a rainy Saturday at our beach house in Bay Head, I decided it was the perfect time for a rundown on Roxy’s recent beach reads, all of which I’ve picked up for 50 cents at the Anchor & Palette Gallery in Bay Head, New Jersey. All proceeds go to the good work of St. Paul’s [...]

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We’re Having A Party… Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ: Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, 2009

By: Roxy on 08/29/09 @ 4:57 pm

For most of the past twelve summers, Rex and I have made an annual tradition of seeing Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
We had some portion of the Jukes and La Bamba’s Big Band at our wedding on the beach in September 1998 and at Rex’s 60th [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Bring Out the Cirque! Planning London’s Birthday Party at NJPAC

By: Roxy on 01/7/09 @ 2:50 pm

Happy New Year!  Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2009?
Our family just got the last of our New Year cards into the mail to friends, family and clients, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event on our calendar… London’s eighth birthday. As Roxy’s loyal readers know, we have been [...]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Best Restaurants in Morris and Somerset County NJ… or Ring in the New Year at Home with a Little Help from the Best Butchers and Caterers

By: Roxy on 12/30/08 @ 12:25 pm

Whether you’re planning to celebrate the New Year 2009 with family at home or out on the town in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey, if you’re staying local for the holidays, Roxy’s going to help you find what you need to make the season special. I’ve put together a list of Roxy’s Best Of… [...]

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Last Chance! Get Your Tickets to Cirque Eloize, Giselle, or the Golden Dragon Acrobats at NJPAC — Promotional Code Deadline Extended to December 30th

By: Roxy on 12/18/08 @ 8:34 pm

If you’re like me, with less than a week until Christmas, you may have made a list and checked it twice, you may even have it divided into suitable gifts for naughty and nice, but you haven’t purchased and wrapped your gifts for everyone on the list….particularly if you’re still lacking the inspiration to surprise [...]

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