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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 3,272 views]
Historic Blairsden Estate Opens to Public

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The Blairsden Estate in Peapack Gladstone, New Jersey, is certainly one of the greatest examble of beaux arts mansions in the United States. For a short thirty day window this private estate is open to the public as part of Mansion in May, that started back in 1974 with the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) and has raised over $8 million for worthwhile causes at Morristown Medical Center.
 
Blairsden, built in the late 1890′s was Over sixty designers have spent months preparing for the Mansion in May exhibit.
Blairsden …

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[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 22,497 views]
Daytona 500 Ticket Price History – 2014 Face Values Mixed

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2014- Face value of Daytona 500 tickets – Mixed Bag
Take the black and white checkered seating on the frontstretch. That’ll set you back $680 a seat for a 4 day race package in 2014. And that’s the only way Daytona Intl Speedway sells the best seats on the frontstretch. Grandstand seating capacity was noted by ISC to be 147,000.
What about the enclosed suite box above Daytona International Speedway? ISC mentions there are 112 suites at DIS . Super exclusive! How much you ask for a four day package? The 2014 pricetage for what’s known as …

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[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 26,357 views]
Best Crumb Cake in New Jersey –  Discuss Now

Maybe we’re taking this way to seriously, but I’ve been searching for bakeries that serve New Jersey’s best crumb cake. If you’re NOT a fan of the cake, you might want to leave now because we’re really going to get into the discussion. Now for those of you who ARE fans, read on.
New Jersey fans of crumb cake have been treated for years with the delectable breakfast offering. As we’ve found, this treat is not available all over the country. While companies such as Entenmanns have tried to fill the bakery …

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[22 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 9,094 views]
Underage Drinking – Six Ideas – Locking Down Liquor in Your Home – Refrigerator Locks – Cabinet Lock Ideas

Have underage drinking in the house? Teens getting a littke agressive and making your life a living hell? As long as there’s been laws regarding the age for liquor consumption there’s been kids finding ways to get it. So what’s a parent to do? You can’t watch them all day and even when you do, they find ways to sneak it anyway. But you can’t make it that easy for them to get it so here’s a few ideas to help slow down the process.
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#1 – Not in My House …

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[20 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 5,496 views]
Wheeler Corporation Builds New Jersey’s First Stran Steel Home in Basking Ridge – 1938

Bernardsville News – August 15, 2013
As part of the Bernardsville News history retrospective, this piece was recently reported to have occured 75 years ago. Based on the original article posted back on June 30, 1938, there seems to be truth to the story. The question remains, is the house in Basking Ridge, New Jersey the first steel frame house in the state?
STEEL FRAME HOUSE OPEN TO INSPECTION IN OAK STREET
“What is believed to be the first steel frame house in New Jersey” was now under construction by the Wheeler Corporation …

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[13 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 3,711 views]
T3 Consortium to Host At The 2013 NHRA Supernationals

 
 
Thrills, Tailgating, & Testostorone (T3 for sure!). – Sunday, June 2, 2013. For the 44th time, the NHRA travels to New Jersey for the NHRA Supernationals Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the famed Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.  Make sure you’re part of the action. Tailgating starts Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 7:30am sharp (rain or shine). The tent will be up and the truck packed (Yes we have the top this time!) . Mark your calendars cause the date has shifted again.

 
 
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[2 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | 9,873 views]
Top iPhone 5 Accessories Hit the Market

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So you have a iPhone 5. Now how about some cool accessories for that new gadget. Let’s take a look at what’s out there. Let us know if you find a cool gadget and we’ll add it to our list. Goes on sale to the public on Feb 14. Cost $100.
The Case that Keeps on Giving
Let’s start with some new cases that offer more then basic protection. The iBattz case is one of the coolest battery backup cases for the iPhone 5 on the market. Due out this week, you …

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[10 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 7,099 views]
Talk Show Host Mark Simone Leaves WABC for WOR Radio

Tuning in to WABC on Saturday mornings 7-10 was a treasured ritual. Now that’s gone. The new year turned and effective Jan 3, Mark Simone  left 770 WABC and moved down the dial to 710 WOR. With his wit and classic sarcasm, Mark Simone, the ultimate NY voice on the airwaves, WABC has lost one of his greatest assets.
How upsetting is it when you sign on to WABC out of habit to find out your going to get a nice leftover serving of Imus followed by someone trying to talk sense into me about mutual funds. REALLY? I need …

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[5 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 31,744 views]
Freeskate Ice-boarding – Windsurfing on the Ice – Get Yours!

Experience Iceboarding – The fastest game on ice!
It’s one of the fastest sports around. Freeskating, also know as ice-boarding. Found mainly in the “ice belt” of the United States, it’s a great activity if you live in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Ice Boarding or freeskating has been going on since Air Borne sufboard founder and Long Branch native Paul Mindich invented the original Air Borne freeskate back in the early 1980′s. A bit of a cult-ish winter sport, it’s a natural crossover for those who windsurf in …

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 5,505 views]
Why Colonial Christmas Works

Who likes history? Who likes Christmas? There’s an event that’s been going on now for ten years at a beautifully restored colonial home in Bedminster, New Jersey The event is called Colonial Christmas, and it’s time to recognize what a great event it is. Called the Jacobus Vanderveer House (pronounced  Jake-O- Bus Vander Veer - it’s a Dutch thing), once a college rental flop house has transformed into one of the most beautifully restored federal home designs in America. But it’s colonial Christmas where they’re combining a little  history, tourism, tradition, and a whole bunch of  Christmas spirit, and …