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2017 QuickChek Festival Of Ballooning Best Ever

Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

  ” The QuickChek Festival Of Ballooning Best Ever” is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey and took place on July 28th – 30th 2017.  The festival holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, …

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2017 Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk

Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk had the cutest dogs on the planet

MCSPCA Dog Walk This year the Dog Walk took place on Saturday April 29th and it was truly a beautiful day to join thousands of dog lovers at the Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair.  My wife and I and our little boy Georgie once again joined all dog lovers at this yearly Spring event dedicated to the …

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Lion Country Safari Florida 5 Stars

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the Lion Country Safari. In December …

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Aberdeen Celebrates Fall + 9/11 Dedication

September 10, 2016 – Aberdeen Day Once again Aberdeen Day goes way beyond any of the other town days because of the hard work of Mayor Fred Tagliarini and the township committee. Aberdeen is a progressive town and they know how to promote their events.  Anyone driving around the area must have seen the huge banners announcing Aberdeen Day.  They …

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Thousands Attend Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade

Photos, Video by Len Rapoport A 34 Year Tradition That tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born. So it was with great delight and anticipation that I was going to cover the parade again this year. Our correspondents couldn’t make it but my wife and I decided we would do it alone. …

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Ocean Grove Flea Welcomes Thousands

Twice a year the Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts a fantastic Flea Market.  One is the Saturday after Labor Day the other is the Saturday after Memorial Day.  We attend both each year not because we are the bargain shoppers we used to be years ago when we were younger and all the children lived with us.  Today in …

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2016 Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair

It was the last day of April and a beautiful day to join thousands of dog lovers at the Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair.  My wife and I and our little boy Georgie once again joined all dog lovers at this yearly Spring event dedicated to the loving, loyal and beautiful members of our families…our dogs.  Held …

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NYC Easter Parade 2016 – Way Over The Top

For the past two years we have covered the Easter Parade, aka the Easter Bonnet Parade in New York City. We love this parade now because it herald’s the coming of Spring, with the beautiful daffodils and tulips in bloom and the wonderful and welcome warm weather. Today we planned to cover the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue from 49th …

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NYC Turns Green At St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March. It marks the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.[1] The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. This years Grand Marshal was Senator George J. Mitchell of Maine who has had a remarkable career in public as well as …

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Keyport New Jersey’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the perfect day for a parade. Our neighboring town Keyport made the day green with their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our area boasts a large Irish and Italian population, so one would expect nothing less than a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We decided to cover the parade this year, our first …

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