Posts by Lily


ShareToday, May 28, 2016, New Jersey honors its iconic food, the pork roll, in not one, but two festivals in Trenton. Why two? TC Nelson and Scott Miller created the first festival in 2014, then had a disagreement that result this year in two separate events this year. The Nelson festival is being held between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. at Trenton Social and Miller’s event will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Mill Hill Park. Why all the fuss?...

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ShareBack in the day when my three children were growing up, the Macy’s parade was a big part of our Thanksgiving tradition. We watched it on television, and when a willing grandparent—my father—volunteered as escort, the kids had the real parade experience—watching it “in person” while I cooked our turkey. This operation wasn’t as simple as it might seem. The crowds were always huge and the weather was often cold—that’s all part of...

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Share  Good News for the Jersey Shore: Seward Johnson statues coming in May More good news: spring weather has finally arrived at the shore, so we can all enjoy the 20 life-size Seward Johnson bronze statues that are coming to Toms River. On May 8, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the sculptures, part of a series called “Celebrating the Familiar” to downtown Toms River. The project...

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ShareAs a dedicated Agatha Christie fan, I have read and re-read all her books. So when I had the opportunity four years ago to attend the Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay on the English Rivera, I hopped on a plane, had a lot of fun — and wrote this article. This September, from the 14th to the 21st, the South Devon festival returns, for the 10th time, and it promises to be even more fun, as it has repositioned itself as a...

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Share28th Annual Contest scheduled for July 16th Is there a hidden sculptor inside you just waiting to break free? Do you need an official excuse to spend the day at the beach digging in the sand? Bring your pail and shovel to the 28th annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest at the 18th Avenue Beach in Belmar on Wednesday, July 16th. Presented annually by the Belmar Tourism Commission and D’Jais, the competition is free and open to...

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