Elizabeth Boothe's Blog Posts

Top Reason A Home Does Not Sell

Even in todays market there are homes that are just not selling.    Even in todays market, there are a few simple things that could prevent buyers from giving your home a second look.

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Chowderfest Long Beach Island October 1 2022

The Chowderfest on Long Beach Island is scheduled for Saturday October 1 - 10 - 7pm .  Rain date on Sunday October 2.   If you have not gone before, this is a fun , family and pet

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What Are The Best Paint Colors For Selling A Home

In today's hot selling market many home owners have been lucky and not really have needed to do home staging or painting to get top dollar for their homes.   However, this may not

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2022 LBI Summer Concert Schedule

Here is the 2022 LBI Summer  Concert Schedule.      See the entire schedule below.MONDAYStafford Manahawkin Lake 7 PM   : 7/11. 7/18,7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 and 8

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Wine Tasting At Home On LBI Wines By The Waves

Did you know that Wines by the Waves offeres wine tasting events right in your home on LBI ?    Frank Cobuzzi comes right to your home and provides a fun and casual wine tasting event

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LBI Summer Savings Pass Launches May 1 2022

New this season ,is a LBI Savings Pass that will be a Free, Mobile -exclusive savings pass for residents and visitors.  This is similar to a free coupon book with the major difference

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Pickleball On Long Beach Island 2022

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports for all ages and is available on LBI.  Not only is this a fun sport for the whole family, but especially attractive to older adults.   

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Refresh Your LBI Vacation Home With Paint

If you are like me, now that the holidays are behind us, its time to Refresh your LBI Vacation home with Paint.     Now is a great time to pick one room in your home that could use a

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January 2022 New Year House Cleanout By Beth Boothe

New Year goals for many start with the  organization of their homes.  Whether you are selling your home, or enjoying your home, now is a great time to make some small organizational

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How To Stage A Room In A Few Easy Steps

Here are some Easy and Affordable ways to Stage a Room to Sell your home quickly.Step 1  - Stand in the  doorway.    This is where buyers stand before they decide to step

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Home Staging is a great way to make your home the best it can be when you go to sell .    Successful home staging is Key to helping you get top dollar for your home and in todays

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DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Built by Dover Motorsports has been hosting NASCAR events since the green flag dropped on the Mason-Dixon 300 on July 6, 1969. When drivers strap in their vehicles at the Monster Mile they

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HEALTHY EATS

My husband and I are doing a 30 day challenge to eat better and loose a few lbs.    We are doing 2 shakes and a sensible meal which is pretty easy and the shakes are pretty good.   We

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NO BAKE CHOC PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:                                                1/3 LB. MARGARINE2

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Summer Time

Last weekend kicked off the beginning of summer!   Now that the weather is  finally warming up what is that you like to do for fun?   For me I enjoy nice days at the

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DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY NASCAR RACING

For those of us who are fans of Nascar, Dover Delaware is a great opportunity to visit. Opening in 1969 Dover, hosts 2 nascar races in the season.  Depending where you live it is worth a

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STUFFED STRAWBERRIES

INGREDIENTS:1 PINT OF FRESH STRAWBERRIES1 8 OZ. PKG. CREAM CHEESE SOFTENED1/2 CUP CONFECTIONER'S SUGAR2 TABLESPOONS ORANGE FLAVORED LIQUEURCUT TOPS OFF  STRAWBERRIES AND STAND UPRIGHT ON THE

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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Salad

Summer is coming so why not try this refreshing chicken dish for your next cookoutGrilled Chili Lime Chicken SaladMarinade/Dressing: 3 tablespoons olive oil 100ml (just over ⅓ cup) freshly

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AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS FOR ST PATTYS DAY

AFTER BOILING 12  EGGS REMOVE THE SHELLS. SLICE EACH EGG IN HALF LENGTHWISE. REMOVE THE YOLKS AND PUT IN FOOD PROCESSOR.ADD 1/2 CUP MAYONNAISE, ZEST OF ONE LEMON PLUS 2 TABLESPOONS OF LEMON

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SIMPLE DESERTS BANANA BREAD BAKED APPLE

1) BANANA BREAD:3 Ripe Banana's-One Box yellow cake mix-2 EggsPreheat Oven 350 degree'sSmash Banana's in large bowl, then add eggs and cake mix and mix well.Spray 2 small loaf pans with non

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Say Good Bye To 2016

Well 2016 is coming to a close and I must say it was a good year for our family.   Everyone is happy and healthy and that is all that matters.  I am extremely proud of the independent

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Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

Thanksgiving is over and now we prepare for Christmas.  The house is decorated and all that is left to do start the annual Christmas cookie baking.  As usual, we will be making the

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GORGONZOLA AND HAZELNUT STUFFED MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS:1 lb fresh whole mushrooms1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper2 medium green onions choppedHeat oven 350 degrees. Remove

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Trunk Or Treat

Manahawkin and LBI Peeps come out this Saturday 11/29/2016 from 6p-8p at Surf City Firehouse  for a fun filled night of Trunk or Treating hosted by  Surf City Police and Fire Department

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LBI FLY KITE FESTIVAL

The 2nd Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will again be gracing the beaches of Long Beach Island over the course of Columbus Day Weekend – October 7 through the 10, 2016. LBI Fly was

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Summer is quickly coming to an end and our kids are going back to school.   This has been one of my favorite summers yet however I am looking forward to September at the shore!    

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ITALIAN MUFFULETTA RECIPE

1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese1/4 cup Italian salad dressing2 teaspoons minced garlic1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread1/2

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Last Day Of School

Well tomorrow is the official last day of Kindergarten for my daughter.  It's hard to believe that this year is now over.   To kick off our summer we will be headed to Disney's Hilton

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MANAHAWKIN FIREWOKS DISPLAY

Founders Day June 11thActivities start with Parade 10:00am starting on Stafford Ave. to Route 9 and ending at Oxycocus Road.Fun activities and vendors will be going on thru out the day.

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Restaurant Tour 2016 April Review

Well folks the weather is getting nice which means more and more of my favorites restaurants are opening!!!  My family has begun to indulge in our favorite places.   Let's start with

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Red Potato Salad Dijon Recipe

Red Potato Salad Dijon Recipe | Taste of Home Ingredients 3-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 12 medium), cubed 1/4 cup Dijon-mayonnaise blend 3 tablespoons seasoned

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Spring Is Here

Now that we have officially begun the Spring Season, what are your favorite things to do?     Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, especially at the shore.  

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Easter

Easter is right around the corner.  I grew up spending Easter with family at my childhood home. My mother would begin cooking early in the morning.  We always had Ham and candied yams,

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St Pattys Day Cookie Bites

The recipe is super easy! One bag of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. Mix according to directions, add in peppermint extract and green food coloring to give cookie Irish flair.Spoon cookie dough

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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE TERM PISS POOR

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.if you had to do this to survive you were "piss poor". but worse than

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Our first snow storm hit hard at the Jersey shore.  More so with flooding along the coast.  I wanted to thank all of police departments and first responders for all that they are doing

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ROOT BEER BBQ MEATBALLS

Easy Root Beer BBQ Meatballs recipe - from Tablespoon! Meatballs (or just use store bought):

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What Are You Thankful For This Year

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to take the time to reflect on what I am thankful for this year.   I am thankful to have another year Cancer Free behind me and grateful

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AMBROSIA FRUIT SALAD:GREAT DESERT FOR THANKSGIVING DAY!! LIGHT, REFRESHING, AND SO GOOD.....INGREDIENTS:1 8 OZ. FROZEN WHIPPED TOPPING(THAWED)      2 1/2 CUPS SHREDDED COCONUT

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Breast Cancer

Being that October is breast cancer awareness month I have decided to write about my journey. In August of 2011 during a routine appointment, my physician discovered a lump in my right breast. He

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Top Trends In Bathroom Renovations

Did you know that the bathroom is the second most popular room in the house to remodel after kitchens? The top 5 reasons for renovating bathrooms are: To upgrade features and fixtures To make

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Did you know that the bathroom is the second most popular room in the house to remodel after kitchens? The top 5 reasons for renovating bathrooms are: To upgrade features and fixtures To make

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Summer Is Coming To A Close

Summer is coming to an end, but the fun at the Jersey Shore doesn’t have to end! There are so many fun family activities to do as the seasons begin to change. Looking forward to 25th Annual

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Leave Your Flip Flops At The Door

It's a beautiful Saturday morning at the shore. Perfect day to check out the local attractions (beaches, shopping, and restaurants) in Stafford and Long Beach Island. You may even like it enough to

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Ie High School Team Wins Big

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY:During the 1960s Bill France, Sr. wanted to build a track faster and longer than Daytona International Speedway. He would end up breaking ground on an old airfield on May 23,

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Blueberry Picking Time In South Jersey

An appreciation of blueberries in Southern NJ. Blueberries grew wild in my back yard. Forty years ago I did not appreciate what I had and long ago those bushes were supplanted with a lawn.I thought

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GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES

FOR ALL THE NASCAR FANS OUT THERE SUNDAY 2/22/15 STARTS THE SEASON....DAYTONA HISTORY:GROUND BREAKING FOR DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY WAS NOV. 25, 1957. THE SOIL UNDERNEATH THE BANKED CORNERS WAS

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STAFFORD SCHOOL SYSTEM

 Why are there no “neighborhood” elementary schools? Why is my child bussed to a school miles away when I live around the corner from an elementary school?The Stafford School System has

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Manahawkin/Stafford School System-Why are there two school boards and two separate budgets?To the new resident or not so new, the Stafford School system is an enigma. Why do you have to vote twice

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ie. High School Team Wins Big.

                                 

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Christmas Shopping In Manahawkin

 A Short History There is always nostalgia for the past.  When it comes to shopping—not so much.  Take Manahawkin at Christmas. During the Revolutionary War, practically all the

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PINE BARREN WREATH

Living in The Pine Barrens we are surrounded by free pine cones.  Now if you think, “So what?”  I was astounded in my travels to see how much a bag of pine cones or pine cone wreath

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Fall Down The Jersey Shore

Tourists flock to the Jersey Shore in the summer. But the fall at the shore still has its beauty.  And it's not just a brisk walk on the beach.   When the leaves turn the Garden

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GREAT FALL TREAT PUMPKIN FUDGE

INGREDIENTS:3 cups sugar                             

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BEST TIME FOR RED FRIED TOMATOES IS NOW

Yes the month of August is the best time to make red fried tomatoes for a side dish.  A little messy but very easy to make.  Slice the tomatoes in thin slices dip in egg batter then flour

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY ON LBI

MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SHOW MONDAY, JULY 21ST. THRU FRIDAY JULY 25TH. 7:30,8:30 AND 9;30PM.P.O.P. DAY....FRIDAY JULY 25TH UNLIMITED RIDES FROM 4PM TILL 7PM $13.50 PER PERSON.AND THERE IS MORE: PICTURES

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FOUNDERS DAY STAFFORD TWP JUNE 14 2014

A day full of fun activities will be held in Stafford on Saturday, June 14, to commemorate the town’s 50th annual Founder’s Day celebration. Senior citizens are invited to kick off  the day

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26 F00T TALL MARILYN MONROE STATUE

Yes right here in New Jersey at The Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton.  There is over 270 other Sculptures for you to explore. Every step I took, was breath-taking. It was the first time in my

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STAFFORD ARTS CENTER ELVIS AT HIS BEST

The Stafford Township Center's Ocean First is a state of the art facility featuring professional sound, video and lighting equipment located in the Manahawkin section of the township.Upcoming:

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Using Shaving Cream To Dye Easter Eggs

This year try something new!   Instead of vinegar and color tablets use shaving cream and food coloring!This unique concept will give your Easter Eggs the Tye-Dyed look of the 70s.Use tin foil

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Temporary Housing Relief Extented

Sandy-damaged homes in Surf City, N.J. (Patch File Photo) Loading...x× Next Previous Slideshow Download  

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BEER LOVERS MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The Celebration of the Suds, better known as "The Atlantic City Beer Fest" returns to The Atlantic City Convention Center for the 9th year on April 4th & 5th. The 2014 event will be an amazing

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Irish Potatos

A cute desert for Saint Paddy's Day. This kind doesn't contain potatoes, they are made using cream cheese and coconut.1/4 cup butter softened         

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St Patricks Day Is Only Thee Weeks Away

It's Time To Plan For St. Patrick’s Day Parades!!! In South Jersey!!! Atlantic County St. Patrick’s Day Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

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GOV CHRISTIE COMING TO MANAHAWKIN

GOV. CHRISTIE WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING IN MANAHAWKIN ON WEDNESDAY (1-16-2013) TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE SANDY.  THE MEETING WILL BE AT 3PM WITH DOORS OPENING AT 2:15PM AT SAINT

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BENEFIT FOR MARYs PLACE BY THE SEA

"Tie One On at the Shore," will host their sixth annual benefit  on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, from 12 p.m.  to 9 p.m., at Calloway's Restaurant in Eagleswood. The benefit will go to Mary

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS DISPLAYS IN NEW JERSEY

Asbury Park Fireworks DisplaySunday, September 2, 2012Boardwalk Between 3rd & 4th AvenuesAsbury Park, NJ Fireworks at 9 pm Labor Day Weekend Fireworks On the Beach August 31, 2012, at

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FREE CONCERTS IN SOUTH JERSEY

SIX NIGHTS OF FUN!! Mondays the music plays in the gazebo on the lake at Manahawkin Lake Park on Route 9 in Stafford. Sponsored by a grant from the state historical society and hosted by

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP FOUNDERS DAY

JUNE 9, 2012     FUN FOR ALL AGES!!!!!                                          

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SEASONS AT THE SEAPORT

THE TUCKERTON SEAPORT CELEBRATES "SEASONS AT THE SEAPOT" WITH A MONTH LONG ACTIVITY SCHEDULE FOCUSED ON THE ARTS. STUDENT ARTWORK BY LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN IS ON DISPLAY IN THE SOUTH JERSEY FOLKLIFE

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Tankless Water Heaters Getting Popular

Many current buyers are interested in homes that are energy efficient and economical to operate, which are factors that can be dramatically affected by a home's hot water usage. According to the

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BARNEGAT LIGHT SETS FEE FOR WEDDINGS

IT WILL NOW COST $250. TO GET MARRIED ON THE BEACH OR BAYFRONT GAZEBO IN BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. BOROUGH COUNCIL AGREED TO PASS THE ORDINANCE REQUIRING A PERMIT. THE RULE PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AT COUNCIL

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Great Adventure Six Flags Season Pass

Top Six Reasons To Buy Your Season Passes Today: Offer Extended — Buy 4, Get FREE Season Parking Extended due to popular demand! Buy four Season Passes for $64.99 each and get one

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TOP TEN BEACHES SURVEY CAST VOTE

NEW JERSEY'S TOP TEN BEACHES POLLING WEB SITE NJTOPTENBEACHES.ORG IS OFFICIALLY LIVE, AND RESIDENTS AND VACATIONERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HELP RANK THEIR FAVORIATE SHORE SPOTS FOR 2012. THE ANNUAL,

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A History of Manahawkin

An irreverent look at Manahawkin from past to present.Once the goddess of nature passed by a section of the Earth and saw that the north was beautiful. She smiled.  Big oak trees grew; the land

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BARNEGAT LIBRARY SHOWING THE CONSPIRATOR

THE BARNEGAT BRANCH OF THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY WILL SHOW THE FILM THE CONSPIRATOR ON MONDAY JAN.30 AT 1:00PM. THE FILM IS PART OF A SERIES OF ONGOING PROGRAMS OBSERVING THE SESQUICENTENNIAL OF THE

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The Philadelphia Flower Show

Dates: Last year for the first time of my life I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show, I have no idea why I waited so long, being from Philadelphia. Every

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Christmas Trivia for Children Adults Geniuses edited

Christmas Trivia for Children, Adults and Geniuses The Christmas dinner has been served, the presents have been unwrapped.  Uncle Todd is taking his after dinner nap in the Lazy Boy, the

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Christmas Trivia for Children Adults and Geniuses

  The Christmas dinner has been served, the presents have been unwrapped.  Uncle Todd is taking his after dinner nap in the Lazy Boy, the children are fighting over their new toys

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BUY CHRISTMAS TREES AND AID SHIP BOTTOM FIREFIGHTERS

THE SHIP BOTTOM VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. HAS CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE AT ITS CENTRAL AVENUE LOT THOUGH CHRISTMAS EVE OR WHENEVER THE COMPANY RUNS OUT OF TREES. THE PRICE RANGE IS $20. FOR TABLETOP SIZES

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Fun Trivia Game For The Thanksgiving Table

Fun Trivia Game for the Thanksgiving Table Fun trivia questions for adults, teens and young children After the turkey has been served and Aunt Ethel had told the family about her bunions,

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NEW PAVILION IN STAFFORD TOWNSHIP

Unfortunately the old lakeside pavilion was torn down in 1966. On October 22, 2011 durning the annual Fall Harvest Festival a new pavilion was offically dedicated. The new pavilion was built at

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Chatsworths Cranberry Festival

 Is it worth the trip? The New Jersey Pine Barrens are a forgotten part of New Jersey. Millions of tourists pass through it on their way to the Jersey Shore.  But when the crowds go

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TV CHEF AT BARNEGAT LIBRARY

Arron Sanchez The co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped and Heat Seekers, Aarón is the owner and executive chef

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The Country Living Fair Cancelled

 Please Help Get the Word Out!  The Country Living Fair at Historic Batsto Village on Sunday, October 16 is cancelled.  This was not an easy choice but a decision that had to be made

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Smithville’s Octoberfest a Trip Back in Time

Now that the summer is over and the beaches are almost empty, there is still more to do at the Jersey Shore.  Take a trip halfway between Long Beach Island and Atlantic City where

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Country Living Fair at Batsto

Country Living Fair in the Country Visit Batsto New Jerse Are you tired of the same old malls?  Maybe you can not take another year of the insanity of Christmas shopping. Are

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Pirates Day in Barnegat

Calling Pirates of all ages! Avast! See enactments of pirates as they once were when they sailed down the New Jersey shore. Go

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TUCKERTON DECOY GUNNING SHOW

The nationally acclaimed show highlights the working decoy and South Jersey waterfowling heritage. Local talent,past,present and future will be on display. The show emphasizes working and antique

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ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW

JOIN THE TUCKERTON SEAPORT AND THE PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER OF THE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY FOR TWO DAYS OF CLASSIC WOOD AND GLASS BOAT EXHIBITORS,DEMONSTRATIONS,WORKSHOPS,VENDORS,FOOD

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Martin Truex Jr Golf Tournament LEH

The 4th annual Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Golf Tournament, and the 19th hole dinner celebration presented by Napa Auto parts, will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2011 At Sea Oaks Country

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VOTING UNDERWAY NASCAR MOST POPULAR DRIVER

Voting begins July 7 and runs through Nov. 17 2011. This year fans have dedicated sites on NASCAR.Com to vote. For the Nationwide Series fans can go to www.nascar.com/nnsmpd and to www.nascar.com

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LOCAL NASCAR DRIVER GIVES BACK

Martin Truex Jr. of Mayetta and girlfriend Sherry Pollex started the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. Proof of their commitment can be found in the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center with in the new

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