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NewJersey... a well kept secret. This is a beautiful state that offers so much. There are newly refurbished cities like New Brunswick. Ethnic neighborhoods like Downneck Newark with its Portuguese restaurants. Parks with acres of peaceful lands. Farms where you pick your own fruits in Summer, pumpkins, and apples in Fall. And never forget the gorgeous beaches that have just been refurbished after Sandy. Day trips or longer don't forget New Jersey!
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70 Jabez St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA
In the Ironbound district of Newark (known as "Little Portugal" because of the large Portuguese community there) you'll find the O Campino Restaurant on Jabez Street. The interior of the restaurant reminds me of many charming restaurants in...
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Ocean Pathway, Neptune Township, NJ 07756, USA
Along the Jersey Shore, you will find the tiny community of Ocean Grove which is a Victorian National Historic Landmark. Many of the well kept homes are Victorian in style with wrap-around porches and gingerbread wooden details adorning their...
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47 Olin St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
In 1870, Ocean Grove held its first illumination night during its Lake Carnival at Wesley Lake. Each year, there were larger crowds and houses, hotels, tents, and businesses were lit with colorful lanterns. By 1875 the little town was lit up and...
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601 Ocean Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
For years Avon-by-the-Sea has held Summer events at the old pavilion on the boardwalk on Ocean Ave and Woodland Ave. Thursdays have been the evening for the young with dances and loads of fun. This year, a new DJ - Erich The DJ Guy - has been...
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600 Ocean Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
At the Erich The DJ Dances on Thursdays throughout the Summer in Avon-by-the-Sea on the boardwalk at Woodland Ave., the children are always fascinated but the bubbles that flow through the tent all evening. Mark Thursday nights in July and through...
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2 Light House Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA
When Henry Hudson sailed into this area in 1609, the highlands were mentioned in the ships logs and diaries. Since 1828, the Twin Lights have stood 200 feet atop the Navesink Highlands to give warning to ships at sea of land ahead. This was a...
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Sandy Hook, NJ 07732, USA
As I strolled the grounds of Fort Hancock and poked around the buildings, the trail, mortar battery, museum, and lighthouse I tried to picture this busy fort in the days when it thrived. I stood on the Parade Grounds and imagined a parade with the...
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305 MAST Way, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA
Plodding down the (long) path to the beach at Sandy Hook, I happened to look up and see the Verrazano Bridge over in New York. The day was hazy but I could see the bridge as she majestically joined two parcels of land. On Sandy Hook at the beach,...
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Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ, USA
Well, my favorite beach at Washington Ave. in Avon, New Jersey is ready for the Summer of 2013. After the severe damage to our area beaches and beach towns, New Jersey is "Stronger than the Storm." On June 15th, the season will begin. Not...
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20 Woodland Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
Every May I wait for Memorial Day week-end with great anticipation. This is my favorite holiday because it's time to get ready for the beach. I buy my beach badge the week before and drag out my beach chair, get my beach bag and fill it with a...
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20 Woodland Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
After the town's clean-up of Sandy's destruction, we were finally allowed up at the Washington Ave., Avon, beachfront. We had seen the devastation on T.V. and in the newspaper, but the scene still took my breath away. Gone was my boardwalk, and my...
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Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ, USA
The flag is green so it's safe to swim. These lifeguards are keeping a watchful eye on the swimmers at Avon-by-the-Sea Washington Avenue beach. This Jersey beach is very popular with families because at low tide a cove forms. It is formed by the...
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Every May in Ocean Grove, New Jersey families are busy erecting their tents. Tent City is a complex of 114 tents in which families spend their Summers in the seaside town of Ocean Grove. The tents are very popular and there is a wait list of up to...
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707 U.S. 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, USA
This zoo is clean and well kept. You see families, seniors, and teens in this park. This zoo started in 1942 as a 40 acre zoo and today is speed out over 120 acres. There are 550 different animals and about 250 species. This April 20, 2013 two...
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215 Essex Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762, USA
Spring Lake was created as a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1892. It is considered one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the state with its huge Victorian homes. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries' "Gilded Age" Spring Lake...
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300 Main St, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
If you are visiting, vacationing, or you are a local, you may want to try the Bedrock Bistro in Avon, New Jersey. The decor is modern and crisp - with Frank Sinatra memorabilia from the 1950's. The chef/ owner, Mark Fabiano, circulates the two...
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1119 NJ-35, Ocean Township, NJ 07712, USA
If you shop organic foods and natural products, then Dean's Natural Food Market is just the place for you. The owner, Dean Nelson is dedicated to providing his customers with the freshest organics available. He is friendly and professional. The...
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Belmar Boardwalk, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA
I keep hearing that New Jersey is back. Well, as far as the beaches and beachfront go, almost all are open for the summer season of 2013. As you can see in the photo, Belmar's new boardwalk is very nice and there are little shops and restaurants...
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c60 Ocean Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720, USA
The beaches and shore towns of New Jersey are open and as they say"Stronger Than the Storm". So "The Jersey Shore is Open". Bradley Beach is a beach town just south of Ocean Grove in New Jersey and it will be open with its Annual Lobster Fest...
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48 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
Everyone seems to be traveling to the Jersey Shore to help it get back on its feet. I have a suggestion that you will enjoy and savor - Day's Ice Cream in Ocean Grove, Ocean Grove is a unique Victorian jewel of a town located just south of Asbury...
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Asbury Park, Bradley Terrace, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA
The Jersey Shore at Belmar is back and so is Belmar's Summertime Surf which has been there since 2006. Summertime Surf offers a large variety of programs. Some are the Kids' Surf Camp, Women's Surf (weekends), and Stand Up Paddle. Important...
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139 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849, USA
A few days ago since the weather was gorgeous, I decided that a day trip to Lake Hopatcong would be fun. So off we went. Lake Hopatcong is only about one hour and 15 minutes from my home. This lake is the largest lake in New Jersey and was...
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260 Lakeside Blvd, Landing, NJ 07850, USA
While at Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, I visited the state park at Landing. This park is a great place for a family outing, a hike, a swim, fishing. or a picnic. The beach at the park is protected by lifeguards during the summer. There is a large...
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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742, USA
While traveling in Italy with her family, Bella saw small carts from which vendors sold their items. She thought about the carts and what a great thing it would be to get a cart and sell gelato to make some money for charity. Bela immediately...
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260 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA
The Ironbound section of Newark in New Jersey is largely a Portuguese area. In 1910, immigrants from Portugal arrived in Newark. By the early 1920's they founded in the Ironbound the Sporting Club de Portugal. By the late 1950's, the greatest...
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Belmar, NJ, USA
For several weeks, I had noticed a sign on the fences in Belmar at the beach. As I was jogging every day on the boards, I kept reading about this MudManX Obstacle Race. I thought about this several times and figured it was just a race along the...
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Belmar, NJ, USA
It was a cloudy Saturday morning, but I still decided to go for a jog from Avon and into Belmar. This is my usual routine. I got to Avon and there were no parking spaces for three blocks. This is late September and usually in September, the crowds...
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600 Ocean Ave, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
Here we are…. Memorial Day Weekend, 2014! After the brutal past winter, everyone is happy. The summer season is here. As I checked out the beaches, I started at Asbury Park, then traveled south through Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar,...
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Ocean Ave, New Jersey, USA
Next Saturday, May 31st, 2014 the Avon - 5 K run will be held at 8:30 am. It will be at the corner of Ocean Ave. and Norwood Ave. The Avon event is a great family affair. If you want to run, register at: avon5k@hotmail.com where you will also get...
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400 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA
If you are down at the Shore today, you might want to catch the 28th Belmar Seafood Festival. This year's feast is fantastic. It is well run and with huge crowds it is surprising that the lines are moving fairly quickly. I can see that the steamed...
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85 Mercer Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA
Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Gateway National Recreation Area is the oldest standing lighthouse in the United States that is operational. The tower (103' tall) was the fifth lighthouse built in our country. For 250 years since the light was first lit,...
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Avon Boardwalk, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717, USA
On Thursday, June 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm, the Avon Historical Society will sponsor a patriotic event. Patriotic music will play until 6:00 pm when the Declaration of Independence will be read. The event will take place at 301 Main Street,...
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1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
Down on the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County, Asbury Park will hold its fireworks at 9:00 pm on July4th, 2014 at the 2nd & 4th Avenue Beaches. The fireworks are sponsored by the city. Asbury's display is usually very beautiful and dramatic. Try to...
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Bradley Beach will hold its annual Fireworks display on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at the Brinley Ave. beachfront at 9:00 pm. Bradley Beach puts great effort into a beautiful display that pleases everyone young and old. If it's too crowded in...
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54 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
All of us have old photos, slides, 8mm or 16mm film, or maybe VHS tapes. Maybe they were Mom & Dad's or Grandma & Grandpa's?? We don't know what to do with these treasures or how to save them or transfer them to, perhaps DVD's. As time goes by,...