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London Ready for Fall Dance Classes at Ballet Forte in Chester, NJ

By: Roxy on 08/9/11 @ 7:03 pm

Through dance and softball, my two daughters, London and Maddie, have found their respective passions. I’ve always believed that having that kind of passion is a positive for everything in life. For me, it was radio stations. I dreamed of becoming a disc jockey and owning radio stations, and always found a way to [...]

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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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Pavan’s Tennis Academy Brings QuickStart Team Tennis to Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/7/09 @ 9:36 pm

We were over at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, NJ, on Saturday morning for London’s make-up lesson in Pavan’s Tennis Academy. Pavan handed me his brand new brochure for QuickStart Team Tennis, starting in January.
The goal of the QuickStart tennis format is to get kids playing as soon as possible – including friendly matches, [...]

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Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

By: Roxy on 12/26/08 @ 3:53 pm

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home? Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003: Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004: Broken washing machine
Christmas [...]

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Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

By: Roxy on 12/26/08 @ 3:00 pm

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home?  Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003:  Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004:  Broken washing machine
Christmas 2005:  Broken hot [...]

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Wake Me Up When It’s Done: West Morris Regional and Mendham Township School Districts Continue to Contemplate Shake-Up

By: Roxy on 12/19/08 @ 6:41 pm

I know the discussions to shake up various school districts, including West Morris Regional and Mendham Township, have been going on for quite some time, but I’ve been unable to bring myself to either attend the meetings or write about the various combinations under consideration.  The headline in this week’s Observer-Tribune reads:  “District Shakeup Gains [...]

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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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Stuff-A-Roo & Teddy Too in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/10/08 @ 1:35 pm

My little girls are growing up…gone are the days when Maddie would cling to my leg and refuse to take part in birthday party activities at local Morris County, NJ venues, unless Mommy would go down the giant slide, hold onto the parachute, or cut up her pizza into little bite-sized pieces. Now that Maddie [...]

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London and Maddie Review Disney’s High School Musical 3 at the Chester Clearview Cinema in Chester, NJ

By: Roxy on 11/7/08 @ 7:54 pm

It has been a while since our family has taken in a new movie at the theatre. The sunny summer weather happily kept us on the beach in Bay Head, NJ and away from the tenplex, though we went out when we were back up north in Chester, NJ one evening in July to see [...]

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Pumpkin Picking and Harvest Moon Hayrides at Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 8:39 pm

Our family never lets the Fall season slip by without a trip to Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey. When we first moved out here in October 2003, we invited our best friends from New York City’s West Village to come out to see how country folk live in the Roxiticus Valley, including pick your [...]

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A Miller’s Halloween at Cooper Mill in Chester, New Jersey — Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 1pm to 3:30pm

By: Roxy on 10/5/08 @ 12:21 pm

London and Maddie are likely to miss out on what looks like a good time, since we’ll be headed down to our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey for the Bay Head Halloween Parade, but for those of you sticking around the Greater Roxiticus Valley (Mendham, Bernardsville, and Chester, NJ) for the weekend, check out [...]

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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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Apple Picking at Riamede Farm in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/2/08 @ 12:35 am

Since we moved out to the Roxiticus Valley from New York City’s West Village in October 2003, Rex and I have tried to find all the best “country” kid stuff for London and Maddie, particularly when it comes to having fun outdoors.  The girls weren’t very big when we first went apple picking at Riamede Farm in [...]

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Spooky Halloween Maze and Pumpkin Painting Fun at Country Nursery in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/2/08 @ 12:15 am

The bad weather this past weekend prevented a trip to our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, and the on and off rain kept us indoors most of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We did, however, manage to get out on Saturday afternoon for lunch at Redwoods and a visit to Country Nursery in Chester, [...]

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Pavan’s Tennis Academy in Chester, NJ: Round Robin Clinic Just Right for Your Kids!

By: Roxy on 09/24/08 @ 6:50 pm

London, Maddie and I just got home after tennis lessons with Pavan Patel at Fox Chase Tennis in Chester, New Jersey. This is their third year of tennis lessons with Pavan. As always, the girls had fun with their friends, and they really seem to be making great progress.  This week’s class was fun for [...]

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Kids Birthday Party or Girls Night Out? Studio U in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/21/08 @ 9:26 pm

Whether you’re looking for a new venue for your kid’s birthday party or an interesting evening with the girls, you’ll have a good time at Studio U, the U Make It Place, an upscale crafts studio jam-packed with fun projects that you make yourself.  Check out Studio U in the Streets of Chester shopping center in [...]

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Back to School Tennis Lessons: Pavan’s Tennis Academy at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/3/08 @ 5:45 pm

It’s time for my girls to head back to school, and that means back to weekly tennis lessons with the new Fall Program for Pavan’s Tennis Academy at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, New Jersey.   Pavan launched his web site back in April to keep parents informed about their children’s tennis program through out the year, and now [...]

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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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Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester, New Jersey — Friday, July 25 Through Sunday, July 27, 2008

By: Roxy on 07/17/08 @ 7:36 pm

Continuing the Roxiticus Desperate family tradition that started with their mom’s 4-H Prep Club, the Branchburg Beavers, London and Maddie participate in Somerset County 4-H and their 4-H Prep Club, the Crazy Clovers, will be exhibiting at the Somerset County 4-H Fair in mid-August.
We also wanted to give you the scoop on 4-H in Morris [...]

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Mary’s Doll Hospital in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 06/24/08 @ 10:06 pm

I was a tomboy from birth through high school… playing softball and Capture the Flag with the neighborhood boys, begging my parents to let Skipper (nee Lester) or Eddie (who played on the high school baseball team and envied my fast-pitch) be my teenage babysitter (a heartbreaking no go, as my parents recognized my predilection [...]

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The Publick House in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 06/24/08 @ 10:33 am

Since our nanny called out sick yesterday, no one went out to do the shopping at Shop Rite of Chester. Rex didn’t feel like cooking leftovers from our Roxiticus Sunset Party, so we decided to go out for a casual Monday night dinner. London wanted to go to Redwoods, but Maddie begged to go to [...]

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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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Pavan’s Tennis Academy at Fox Chase Tennis in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 05/14/08 @ 10:22 pm

Rex and I went to watch the girls play tennis the other day at Fox Chase Tennis in Chester, New Jersey. They’re really getting good for their age, and I think it is thanks to a new European training technique for kids introduced here in the Roxiticus Valley by Pavan Patel. Pavan pointed me toward [...]

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My Shameful Confession… I Stole New Jersey Life Magazine from Rex’s Doctor (Chester Medical Associates in Chester, NJ)

By: Roxy on 04/25/08 @ 11:13 am

Due to Rex’s recent knee surgery, I have spent quite a bit of time in various doctors’ offices over the past month or so. During a quick visit to Chester Medical Associates (Dr. Alan Chanin and Dr. Glenn Davis) on Monday, I started reading New Jersey Life magazine. While I had never taken much interest [...]

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Chester Riding Club in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 04/5/08 @ 11:21 pm

Today my younger daughter and I are off to a 6-year-old birthday party at Chester Riding Club in Chester, NJ. I’ve attended one other birthday party there, back in October with my older daughter, who has an unfortunate horse allergy….but we knew that going in and dosed her with Benadryl. The earlier party was a [...]

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Chester Meat Market in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 03/18/08 @ 10:32 pm

I promised you all more pictures, so here is a pictorial of Chester Meat Market, starting with some good lookin’ steaks. Rex and I went out to lunch last Friday in Chester, then stopped by to see Louie at the Chester Meat Market to pick up 8 pounds of ground pork and veal to [...]

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