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Branchburg Blaze Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Spectacular 2012 Season

By: Roxy on 10/17/12 @ 12:19 pm

The Branchburg Blaze Girls Fast-Pitch Softball organization celebrated their 10th year in 2012 and did so in a very big way. The Blaze had a roster of 36 girls over 3 different age groups. They played a continuous schedule from April – July.
Their 10 and Under Team (10u) went a record [...]

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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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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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Maddie and London’s Costumes Have Arrived…Ready for the Bay Head Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30th

By: Roxy on 10/14/11 @ 8:12 am

I know I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again…our family takes Halloween very very seriously. Even before London was a glimmer in our eyes, Rex and I would sit out on the porch of our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, on the Sunday before Halloween, and the crowds of ghosts, goblins, [...]

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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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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 Sponsors Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic Thursday, April 14th

By: Roxy on 04/7/11 @ 8:22 am

Attn. Softball and Baseball Managers, Coaches, Game Coordinators, and any parent who may “Pinch Hit” on the field. 
Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Training is mandatory for Coaches, Managers, and any parent who wants to help out on the field at games or practice.  Mendham Little League’s policy is that any manager, coach or parent who helps on [...]

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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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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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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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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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Mendham Little League Softball and Baseball Evaluations January 29th and February 6th, Register Now

By: Roxy on 01/5/11 @ 6:04 pm

Ask London or Maddie, Rex or me what’s the best new thing our family did last year and you’ll get a consistent answer (complete with whoop whoop): being a part of the Mendham Minor League Softball Champion Yankees.  We watched the Yankees come together as a team over the spring season after they started out [...]

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Winter Break Open Workout at Randolph Gymnastics: Monday, December 27th and Wednesday, December 29th

By: Roxy on 12/16/10 @ 6:29 pm

London just came home from Randolph Gymnastics with an invitation to their Winter Break Open Workouts from 1:00pm - 3:00pm on Monday, December 27th and Wednesday, December 29th.
The cost is only $12.00 per child per day, and includes 2 hours of fun:

All gymnastics equipment
All inflatable: air track, castle and slide
Rock wall climbing at the Randolph Climbing [...]

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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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When Black Friday Comes…Burn Off the Turkey with an Open Workout at Randolph Gymnastics

By: Roxy on 11/10/10 @ 1:41 pm

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, and with it comes Black Friday. Whether you’ll be sleeping in on Black Friday or out the door at 5am to hit the malls and big box retailers, you’ll be able to burn off that Thanksgiving turkey with an open workout at Randolph Gymnastics from 1:00pm [...]

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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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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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Halloween Party at Annie’s Playhouse on Thursday, October 28th in Far Hills, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/5/10 @ 12:17 pm

My little devils can’t get enough of Annie’s Playhouse… London and Maddie are getting serious about musical theatre in Annie’s Master Class this Fall. Our family also takes Halloween very seriously, and we never turn down an opportunity to show off our costumes. On Thursday, October 28th, join us at Annie’s Playhouse for a Halloween [...]

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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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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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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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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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Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville NJ Next Thursday, August 26th

By: Roxy on 08/20/10 @ 6:11 pm

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Heirloom Tomato Dinner
Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, NJ
Late August brings tomatoes at their highest peak, but for the first time in the fifteen years we’ve been together, Rex has not had a successful heirloom tomato garden.  We planted a bunch of heirloom tomato plants in May, but didn’t give them our full attention during [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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