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Cupcake Wars: Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe in Chester, NJ

By: Roxy on 10/5/12 @ 7:58 am

London and Maddie still don’t eat many vegetables, so they can live without Top Chef’s gourmet meals, but they love each and every one of the reality TV baking/dessert shows…we started our addiction two years ago when my sweet niece Candy was a judge on Top Chef Just Desserts, and Santa brought the girls their [...]

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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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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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Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping with Home Gymnastics Equipment from Randolph Gymnastics

By: Roxy on 11/11/10 @ 12:53 pm

A few years back, Rex and I decided to turn our basement “frat house” into more of a home gym and gymnastics/dance studio. We hired Basking Ridge Glass & Mirror (908-766-9199) to install a custom mirror wall, ordered a ballet barre for the girls, and filled out the rest of the space with gymnastics equipment [...]

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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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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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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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London and Maddie’s First Snowboard from the Sports Section in Mendham, NJ

By: Roxy on 02/27/10 @ 7:11 pm

Roxy’s loyal readers know that, over on my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives site, I’ve been posting about London and Maddie’s new love of the snow… snowmen, snow angels, sledding, and my hope of finding them a simple kids snowboard to use to slide down the hill in our front yard in the Roxiticus Valley (not on [...]

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Better Late Than Never… We’re Off to Lambertville for Last Minute Christmas Shopping and Dinner at Hamilton’s Grill Rooom

By: Roxy on 12/23/09 @ 10:07 am

It’s the last half day of work and school for Rex, London, Maddie, and me… and when they get off the bus around one o’clock today, our family will head out to Lambertville, NJ (and maybe cross the bridge to Newhope, PA) for some last minute Christmas shopping and an early dinner at Hamilton’s Grill [...]

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Reminder: Lia Sophia Jewelry Fundraiser at Randolph Gymnastics Today — Tuesday, December 1st from 4 to 7pm

By: Roxy on 12/1/09 @ 1:50 pm

While London and Maddie may never be strong enough gymnasts to make the Randolph Gymnastics team, that doesn’t stop us from admiring their achievements and aspiring to greatness. Tonight — Tuesday, December 1st – from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, the amazing Randolph Gymnastics Team will host a Lia Sophia Designs Jewelry Open House. 20% of orders placed [...]

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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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36th Annual Fall Craft Show in Chester, NJ: Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th

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

Experience a wide variety of hand made items including traditional craft, fine art and country crafts at Chester’s 36th annual Fall Craft Show. The event returns to Chester, New Jersey, next weekend: Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th from 10:00am until 5:00pm, rain or shine. Chester’s Fall Craft Show was featured [...]

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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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Birthday Parties… Off to Toys with Love in Chester, NJ

By: Roxy on 06/23/09 @ 12:51 pm

This morning, as I searched for the phone number for Toys with Love in Chester, NJ, I was surprised to find that I hadn’t posted about the wonderful local toy store here on Roxy’s Best Of… we’ve been going to Toys with Love to find the perfect birthday and Christmas presents since we moved out to the [...]

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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

By: moomette on 04/29/09 @ 7:50 pm

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

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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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Lia Sophia Jewelry Fundraiser for the Randolph Gymnastics Team

By: Roxy on 04/12/09 @ 8:16 pm

While London and Maddie may never be strong enough gymnasts to make the Randolph Gymnastics team, that doesn’t stop us from admiring their achievements and aspiring to greatness.  Next week, on Monday, April 20th, 2009 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, the amazing Randolph Gymnastics Team will host a Lia Sophia Designs Jewelry Open House. A portion of [...]

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Essex Connecticut Winter Festival and Eagle Watch

By: moomette on 02/17/09 @ 8:32 pm

The majestic Bald Eagle has been returning from Canada and Maine to nest in the Connecticut River Valley. For several years, the historic Town of Essex has been the hot scene for the gathering of viewing of the eagles at the Annual Eagle Festival

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Winterfest ~ Food Expo ~ Snow and Ice Sculptures at Lyman Orchards

By: moomette on 01/22/09 @ 10:09 pm

Come celebrate the fun side of winter! Hours of indoor and outdoor family fun include our annual Food Expo, Snow & Sculptures provided by Bill Covitz, Rail Jam by Ski Sundown, Pony Rides, and more!

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Winterfest ~ Food Expo ~ Snow and Ice Sculptures at Lyman Orchards

By: moomette on 01/22/09 @ 9:16 pm

Come celebrate the fun side of winter! Hours of indoor and outdoor family fun include our annual Food Expo, Snow & Sculptures provided by Bill Covitz, Rail Jam by Ski Sundown, Pony Rides, and more at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, Connecticut February 21 and February 22, 2009

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Essex Ed Parade ~ Celebrate Groundhog Day with Connecticut’s Own~

By: moomette on 01/13/09 @ 10:23 pm

The charming village of Essex has celebrated Groundhog Day by hosting a parade with the center of attraction being Essex Ed, an almost 8-foot tall, 200 pound foam and fiberglass character known for his infamous weather predictions!

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Essex Ed Parade ~ Celebrate Groundhog Day with Connecticut’s Own~

By: moomette on 01/4/09 @ 4:23 pm

The charming village of Essex has celebrated Groundhog Day by hosting a parade with the center of attraction being Essex Ed, an almost 8-foot tall, 200 pound foam and fiberglass character known for his infamous weather predictions!

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Quick Holiday Shout Out to CRP Music Store in Rockaway, New Jersey: Thanks for Fixing London’s Guitar

By: Roxy on 12/23/08 @ 6:16 pm

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know that my two girls, London and Maddie, have started a basement band (the garage is too cold this time of year) called the Butter Bites. The girl band has asked Santa to bring them a set of drums for Christmas to add to their [...]

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The North Pole Express at the Essex Steam Train and Santa Special

By: moomette on 12/20/08 @ 3:07 pm

Yea, we finally have snow on the ground for the holidays!  Last night parts of Connecticut received almost one foot of snow.  It’s always nice to have some on the ground to get everyone in the holiday mood.
Many children will be on school break until after the New Year.  If you’re looking for a great [...]

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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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Block Island Express Ferry Gift Certificates are a Great Stocking Stuffer

By: moomette on 12/14/08 @ 8:46 pm

As everyone knows, gas prices were through the roof this past summer.  Many of us did quite a bit of day-tripping, taking in the local scenery and staying close to home.
Connecticut has a gorgeous and vibrant shoreline.  It’s easy to take a drive and enjoy the local clam shacks and down-east lobster dinners.
What many folks [...]

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Holiday Traditions: London and Maddie Choose and Decorate Our Christmas Tree from Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/14/08 @ 10:39 am

While Erik and his band of merry Santas, Mrs. Clauses and Elves were on the Santa Rampage in Austin, Texas yesterday, our family continued a quieter holiday tradition here in the Roxiticus Valley, New Jersey.
London, Maddie, Rex and I headed over to Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey to pick out a fresh cut eight [...]

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Puff the Magic Dragon: Peter Yarrow Comes to Mendham Books Tomorrow — Friday, December 12th at 4:00pm

By: Roxy on 12/11/08 @ 10:43 am

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the [...]

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Have a Holly Jolly Holiday…Roxy Heads Down the Holly Trail from Mendham to Bernardsville, New Jersey — Holiday Shopping Events on Saturday, December 6th

By: Roxy on 11/28/08 @ 12:39 am

Holly seems to be the theme for holiday shopping in Morris and Somerset Counties here in New Jersey.  Last week, I reported on our plans to participate in Mendham’s Holly Trail 2008, starting with Brownie Girl Scout Christmas Caroling at three locations around town in Mendham.  This week, my other local Recorder Newspaper, The Bernardsville [...]

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Holly Trail 2008: London and Maddie Go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts, More Holiday Fun at Annual Holly Trail Celebration – Saturday, December 6th in Mendham, NJ

By: Roxy on 11/23/08 @ 10:55 pm

On Saturday, December 6th, the Holly Trail through Mendham, New Jersey, celebrates the season with fun for the whole family.
I first learned about Mendham’s Holly Trail through an invitation for London and Maddie to go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts at one of three locations: Hilltop School from 10 to 10:30am, Holly Manor from [...]

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London and Maddie Go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts, More Holiday Fun On Mendham’s Holly Trail Celebration – Saturday, December 6th

By: Roxy on 11/22/08 @ 10:30 am

On Saturday, December 6th, the Holly Trail through Mendham, New Jersey, celebrates the season with fun for the whole family.
I first learned about Mendham’s Holly Trail through an invitation for London and Maddie to go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts at one of three locations: Hilltop School from 10 to 10:30am, Holly Manor from [...]

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Blue Raccoon Annual Holiday Open House Tomorrow Night (Wednesday, November 19th) from 5 to 7pm in Lambertville, NJ

By: Roxy on 11/18/08 @ 2:18 pm

I was just flipping through my mail and found a postcard from one of our favorite shops – the Blue Raccoon in Lambertville, New Jersey — inviting our family to their annual open house from 5 to 7pm tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 19th.  Blue Raccoon’s Holiday Open House gives early bird holiday shoppers an opportunity to [...]

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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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Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/11/08 @ 11:53 pm

A month or so ago, I received an e-mail from Michelle McGonegal, the owner of Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey, introducing her new vintage furniture and home decorating store that opened in the Spring of 2008.  Then the other day, on my train ride in to New York City, I ran across a nice [...]

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival This Weekend at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/27/08 @ 10:46 pm

This just in from Roxy’s e-mailbag…the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is coming to the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset this weekend. Starting Friday, October 31 (Halloween) from 10am to 6pm and running through Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 5pm, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival promises to be a great place to spend a day with the [...]

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival This Weekend at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/27/08 @ 10:40 pm

This just in from Roxy’s e-mailbag…the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is coming to the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset this weekend. Starting Friday, October 31 (Halloween) from 10am to 6pm and running through Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 5pm, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival promises to be a great place to spend a day with the [...]

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From the Roxy’s Best Of… Mailbag: Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 8:49 pm

Last month, I got an email from Michelle, the owner of Urban Cottage in Gladstone, New Jersey:
“Your blog is fun…I am new to these things…I have a new shop in Gladstone called Urban Cottage…Come on in and visit and tell me what you think….Bye!”
While I haven’t had the chance to visit Urban Cottage in person, [...]

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Waitin’ on a Rainy Day: London, Maddie, Rex and Roxy Explore The Grove at Shrewsbury, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/30/08 @ 9:06 pm

As we headed down to our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, for most of the month of August, Rex and the girls and I had a few things on our wish lists, but we figured we would save our shopping for a rainy day. Well, this year the weather gods smiled upon us, [...]

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Jersey Shore Artists: Kate Leigh Cutler’s New Show, “The Maritime History of the Barnegat Coast” Now Through Labor Day at the NJ Museum of Boating

By: Roxy on 07/28/08 @ 2:50 pm

This past weekend, Rex and the girls and I had the pleasure of attending a reception for our neighboring artist, Kate Leigh Cutler at the NJ Museum of Boating. Kate’s show, The Maritime History of the Barnegat Coast, opened with the reception on Sunday, July 27th, and runs through Labor Day Weekend 2008. I’ve said [...]

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