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Glad I Saw It: Raindrops on Roses

The post-thunderstorm morning today was irresistible, so I took the dog and headed to Brookdale Park. If you heard someone singing a poorly tuned version of “My Favorite Things” in the Essex County Community Rose Garden, that was me. There … Continue reading

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S.O.F.I.A. Celebrates Five Years of Service

You know someone in an abusive relationship. Yes, you do. We all do. And as Mr. Rogers always told us in times of despair, “Look for the Helpers.” One of the organizations that has been a “Helper” for the last … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Sax in the Park

Friday afternoon, my kids and I walked to Brookdale Park for a picnic and playtime. And in the gazebo we were greeted by saxophone playing! Jamel plays at various open mic venues around the area. He told me he also … Continue reading

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Don’t Have the Dullest Knife on Your Block

A couple of times a month, around nine or ten in the morning, we hear the ding ding ding that tells us the knife sharpening van is on its way.  It makes its way down the block, then turns around and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Firecracker Flower in Brookdale Park

Okay, so I don’t know what this flower is actually called.  I’m 98% sure it’s not “firecracker flower,” but it’s appropriate enough for today. Tonight, July 1st, there is a free concert by the US Military Academy Band, followed by … Continue reading

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Essex County Hazardous Waste Event – Do It Right!

We’ve been saving batteries for ages.  And we have an old fire extinguisher that the previous owner left us.  Yep, we’ll be unloading tomorrow. 

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