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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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From Roxy’s Best Of… Mailbag: Haircuts for Kids?

By: Roxy on 04/6/09 @ 8:12 pm

Hi Roxy,
Your website is amazing! My family and I just moved to Randolph from Germany and I am trying to figure things out in the area. Do you have any recommendations for kid hair cuts?
I am really looking forward to reading more on your website - it will keep me happily entertained and distracted!!
Sarah [...]

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This Wagon’s Gonna Roll… The Padded Wagon Moving Company Delivers for Roxy Again

By: Roxy on 01/30/09 @ 11:32 am

Back in October 2003, when our family moved out of Manhattan to the Roxiticus Valley in Mendham, New Jersey, our realtor, Ann Tannen, recommended The Padded Wagon moving company to get the job done. We were consolidating two homes into one: our West Village loft and my four-bedroom bachelorette colonial in Somerset, New Jersey. 
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Train for the Olympics with London and Maddie: Open Registration at Randolph Gymnastics for February-April Session Starts Monday, January 19th

By: Roxy on 01/18/09 @ 3:58 pm

Last week, Maddie came home from her gymnastics lesson at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, New Jersey, beaming with pride. “Maddie’s got news!” her sister, London, called out.  “I’ll tell you all about it at dinner,” Maddie said secretively.  Turns out that after training for a couple of years in Novice I, Maddie is [...]

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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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Starting to Think About Summer Camp 2009 — Roxy’s Best Of… Summer Camps in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/4/09 @ 5:34 pm

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp 2009, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend. Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details on their 2009 camp programs, but I’ll provide a summary of last year’s program now [...]

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Starting to Think About Summer Camp 2009 — Roxy’s Best Of… Summer Camps in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/4/09 @ 12:36 am

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp 2009, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend.  Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details on their 2009 camp programs, but I’ll provide a summary of last year’s program now [...]

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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
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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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New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2008-2009: Morris County NJ Continues the First Night Tradition

By: Roxy on 12/13/08 @ 9:11 am

Twenty years ago, during my first holiday season after graduating from college, I went up to Boston to visit one of my best high school girlfriends, Grey Hound, and learned about Boston’s tradition for celebrating New Year’s Eve.  Even though it is technically the last night of the old year, Bostonians call their celebration “First [...]

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Holiday Celebrations at the Best Restaurants in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/9/08 @ 6:15 pm

Whether you’re planning to celebrate the holidays 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. It’s a work in progress, but I’ve put together a list [...]

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Attention Mendham Township Parents: End Hunger in Our Community — Holiday Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/29/08 @ 8:27 am

Our quiet Thanksgiving for four here in the Roxiticus Valley was the perfect remember of how much our family has to be thankful for, and particularly as the Christmas holidays approach, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate.  Just before the Thanksgiving break, London and Maddie brought home a flier in their backpack [...]

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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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Farewell to Pierre’s Restaurant in Harding Township, New Jersey… The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Are Going To Miss You!

By: Roxy on 11/26/08 @ 11:35 pm

My pre-Thanksgiving copy of the Observer-Tribune arrived today, delivering the sad news that after 15 years, the landmark French cuisine restaurant known as Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar will be closing its doors for good on New Year’s Day — January 1, 2009.
Our table of ten Roxiticus Desperate Housewives (and Husbands) have enjoyed many a [...]

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Farewell to Pierre’s Restaurant in Harding Township, New Jersey… The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Are Going To Miss You!

By: Roxy on 11/26/08 @ 11:29 pm

My pre-Thanksgiving copy of the Observer-Tribune arrived today, delivering the sad news that after 15 years, the landmark French cuisine restaurant known as Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar will be closing its doors for good on New Year’s Day — January 1, 2009.
Our table of ten Roxiticus Desperate Housewives (and Husbands) have enjoyed many a wine tasting [...]

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Don’t Let the Critics Scare You Off… If Your Kids Love Disney’s High School Musical, Don’t Miss High School Musical On Stage At Paper Mill Playhouse Through December 7th

By: Roxy on 11/24/08 @ 11:47 pm

I was too sleepy to post London and Maddie’s review of High School Musical On Stage at Paper Mill Playhouse on the night after the performance, but the girls, Rex and I, along with the rest of London’s Brownie troop, really enjoyed ourselves. I’ve already seen an extremely negative review from Peter Filichia at the Star-Ledger, [...]

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London’s Nanny Diaries

By: Roxy on 11/16/08 @ 12:11 am

As part of the Columbia University Writer’s Workshop being implemented by our daughters’ teachers at Mendham Township Elementary School, Maddie’s first grade class has been gearing up for a Publishing Party in December by beginning to write their autobiographies.  Maddie did an amazing job of gathering interesting facts about our family life, listing and illustrating ideas for [...]

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London’s Nanny Diaries

By: Roxy on 11/15/08 @ 11:19 pm

As part of the Columbia University Writer’s Workshop being implemented by our daughters’ teachers at Mendham Township Elementary School, Maddie’s first grade class has been gearing up for a Publishing Party in December by beginning to write their autobiographies. Maddie did an amazing job of gathering interesting facts about our family life, listing and illustrating [...]

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Tell ‘Em Roxy Sent You and Save $50 on Sunday Kids Birthday Parties at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/11/08 @ 5:01 pm

With cooler weather upon us in the month of November, I’ve got a fire roaring in my home office fireplace and my kids are bouncing off the walls.  Sometimes I worry that London and Maddie are “overprogrammed” with Garden State Ballet, Randolph Gymnastics, and Pavan’s Tennis Academy on top of school and homework.  In the [...]

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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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Best Hairdresser in Morris County, New Jersey: Madeline at The Edge in Landing, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/9/08 @ 8:03 pm

UPDATE September 2010: It’s a new school year, and Madeline my fabulous hairdresser has a new location… you can make an appointment with her at The Arrangement Salon and Spa in Ledgewood, NJ. Phone (973) 584-5101.
Have I mentioned how spoiled and pampered a Roxiticus Desperate Housewife I am? Ever since we moved out [...]

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UPDATED 11/10/2008: Time In Interactive Playground in Randolph, New Jersey OUT OF BUSINESS

By: Roxy on 11/9/08 @ 9:43 am

This just in from Roxy’s e-mailbag…. Time In in Randolph, NJ is out of business.  For those of you with a kid’s birthday party already scheduled (and cancelled) at Time In, you may want to consider Randolph Gymnastics, right across the street (Middlebury Boulevard) in Randolph, NJ. Our family first discovered Randolph Gymnastics at a [...]

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An Invitation from London and Maddie to Dance with Them at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/23/08 @ 11:54 am

Now that we’re back to school, London and Maddie are happy to be back to ballet lessons with Miss Katie at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey. This year will be their third year with Miss Katie at GSB, and Rex and I are quite proud and pleased with their progress…from “Baby Blue” to [...]

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London and Maddie Train for the Olympics at Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 08/29/08 @ 10:01 pm

I first learned about Randolph Gymnastics in Randolph, New Jersey, back in the Fall of 2004 when London and Maddie were pre-schoolers, invited to a different Westmont Montessori classmate’s birthday party almost every weekend.  As you can see from the photo on the right, the facilities are huge and conjure up visions of Olympic training [...]

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Garden State Ballet Recital Today!

By: Roxy on 06/21/08 @ 9:32 am

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives can’t say enough good things about Garden State Ballet in Randolph, NJ. My girls have danced there with Miss Katie for two years now (baby blue pre-ballet class last year, “white” beginner class this year) and plan to continue in the pink class in Fall 2008. Miss Katie also delivered a beautiful [...]

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Kessler Rehabilitation Center at Mendham Health & Racquet Club

By: Roxy on 05/10/08 @ 12:58 pm

Today’s shout-out goes to Vytas Rugys, Rex’s physical therapist at Kessler Rehabilitation Center. I’m typing this post in the reception area while Vytas puts Rex through his paces on the equipment: 30 minutes or so on the passive motion machine, maybe 10 minutes on the exercise bike. Vytas was in charge of Rex’s outpatient physical [...]

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