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News You Can Use: Simple Kids’ Snowboards for London and Maddie from the Sports Section in Mendham, NJ

February 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Roxy’s loyal readers know that, a few weeks back I posted about trying to find a simple kids snowboard for London and Maddie. Since we’ve had so much snow (including four snow days off from school so far this year), I’ve been thrilled about London and Maddie’s new love of the snow… snowmen, snow angels, […]

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Music Monday: Roxy’s Gone Country

September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past weekend, our family stayed in the Roxiticus Valley and hosted a family reunion for Rex’s mom, two brothers, two sons, and two grandkids. We finished it off with a trip to the Fall Family Farm Festival (say that three times fast!) at Middle Valley Farm in Mendham, NJ. London and Maddie “worked the […]

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Annual Pastime Club Carnival and Labor Day Parade Return to Mendham Borough

September 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rex, London, Maddie and I are staying down at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, until Sunday, but we will make it back in time for the last day of the Pastime Club Carnival and the Labor Day Parade in Mendham Borough.
The 2009 Labor Day Carnival started tonight — Friday, September 4th — […]

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Stage Mother Roxy Prepares London for Hexagon Players Auditions for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Now my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know that Roxy is far from a stage mother, and on that note I’m going to let you in on a little secret… Hexagon Players are holding open auditions for their Fall 2009 production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory tomorrow (Sunday, June 14, 2009) at 2pm […]

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Puff the Magic Dragon: Peter Yarrow Comes to Mendham Books Tomorrow — Friday, December 12th at 4:00pm

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the seaAnd frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff,And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.Oh! Puff, the magic dragon lived by the seaAnd frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,Puff, the […]

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London and Maddie Go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts, More Holiday Fun On Mendham’s Holly Trail Celebration – Saturday, December 6th

November 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

On Saturday, December 6th, the Holly Trail through Mendham, New Jersey, celebrates the season with fun for the whole family.
I first learned about Mendham’s Holly Trail through an invitation for London and Maddie to go Christmas Caroling with the Girl Scouts at one of three locations: Hilltop School from 10 to 10:30am, Holly Manor from […]

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Hexagon Players of Mendham Present Children’s Letters to God — November 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham, NJ

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s time for the Hexagon Players of Mendham Fall 2008 performance, and this year, they’re presenting Children’s Letters to God. It’s a musical based on the internationally best-selling book by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall, with music by David Evans and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen.
Taken directly from the letters of young people writing to […]

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Soft Shell Crabs from Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, NJ…Every Bite as Amazing as Expected!

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Last night, Rex and the girls and I went to Sammy’s for soft shell crabs…and as you might be able to see from the photo, they were every bite as perfect as we had hoped. This must be a terrible tease for all of our visitors who do not live in the Greater Roxiticus Valley, […]

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Tonight’s the Night: Awesome Soft Shell Crabs at Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, New Jersey

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Stay away from my window,Stay away from my back door, tooDisconnect my telephone line…
Tonight’s the night…we’re going to Sammy’s for soft shell crabs!! I’m only disappointed that our good friends, Susan and Mike, will not be able to join us. So…a table for four with lots of garlic, please.
Just before we left for […]

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Broadway Comes to Brookside, NJ on the 4th of July: Brookside Community Club 85th Annual Parade

July 4th, 2008 · No Comments

According to a long standing annual tradition, Rex and the girls and I are spending the week from his birthday through the 4th of July at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, but for those of you who are sticking around the Roxiticus Valley (Mendham, Chester, Bernardsville, Chester, Peapack-Gladstone, and Morris County), I […]

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Moro’s Automotive Has Roxy’s Baby Ready to Rock to the Beach!

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

According to Bruce Springsteen, “Summer’s here and the time is right for racing in the street.” Up until Monday, however, Roxy’s baby has been waiting patiently in the garage with a dead battery and a flat tire.
My Toyota Celica convertible is 12 years old with only 26,000 miles on her…almost as if a little old […]

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Sammy’s Has Soft Shell Crabs!!

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Rex just reminded me that right about now is the start of soft shell crab season, and that Sammy’s Restaurant in Mendham, NJ, has the biggest, tastiest soft shell crabs in the entire world. We thought we’d have to rush out to Sammy’s tonight to be sure to enjoy our soft shells in lemon garlic […]

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Mendham Books Website!

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve posted from time to time about Mendham Books in Mendham, New Jersey, and I recently signed up for their “mailing list.” What a delightful surprise when I received an e-mail newsletter with a link to what appears to be a shiny new web site: http://www.mendhambooks.com/
Strangely enough, the informative May 2008 Mendham Books newsletter, which […]

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Hike Mendham, New Jersey!

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

All around town signs have been popping up that say, “www.hikemendham.org” and they kinda got me curious.  I got a reminder in the girls’ backpacks when they came home from Mendham Township Elementary School one day this week, so I decided to check out the site. It’s pretty cool.  There’s a map of the area that […]

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Mendham Township Schools Strawberry Festival is Next Saturday, June 7th

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The Mendham Township Schools host their annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at the Mendham Township Elementary School on West Main Street in Brookside, NJ.
Since our family will likely have to stay up north for the girls’ Garden State Ballet dress rehearsal on Sunday the 8th, we will probably attend the Strawberry Festival […]

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Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham, NJ

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

My older daughter just went on a trip with her Brownie troop to Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham, NJ.
I found out there’s a Schiff Summer Nature Program for Kids, running from June 23rd through August 8, 2008. It’s for kids aged six through twelve, with an additional week for young adults ages thirteen through […]

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Clean Up the Mendhams — Sunday, April 13, 2008

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

While Sunday, April 13th is not Earth Day, the Mendham community is planning its annual cleanup that day in tribute to Earth Day.
Who? The Mendham Township Environmental Commission wants you to help.
When? Sunday, April 13th starting at 1 p.m.
Where? Meet at the Kings Shopping Center by the Mendham Racquet Club at 1 p.m.
Why? Because […]

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Sammy’s Ye Olde Cider Mill

April 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Every couple of months, Rex & I will be in the mood for a steak, and we’ll round up some friends and/or take the girls to Sammy’s in Mendham NJ. It’s a funny place with no sign to announce itself, a white building on “old” Route 24 (353 Mendham Road West) in Mendham, near Westmont […]

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Brookside Community Club

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I just renewed my annual membership with the Brookside Community Club in Brookside, NJ (part of Mendham Township, near the Mendham Township Elementary School).
The Brookside Community Club puts on a number of annual events for Mendham Township families, including:

Mendham Juniors Easter Egg Hunt in the Community Club Field, usually scheduled for the Saturday morning before […]

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A Trip to Mendham Books

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

My older daughter asked for nothing but books for her birthday back in January, so we had several gift cards for Mendham Books. We went there on Saturday after the Mendham Juniors Easter Egg Hunt and came back with an amazing number of good books for both girls.
My kindergartner is past the three-letter-word books (like […]

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Mendham Juniors Easter Egg Hunt

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

My family loves a good Easter egg hunt….and the Mendham Junior Women’s Club is hosting one on Saturday, March 22nd at Brookside Community Club. I think it starts at 10:30am, but it probably makes sense to show up a little early to scope out the field.

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Mendham Township Elementary School Family Science Expo

March 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For 28 years, Chester Schools have been known for their annual science fair. This year, Mendham Township Elementary School is introducing its own Family Science Expo on May 1st.
The date is Thursday, May 1st, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. The Family Science Expo Committee is accepting applications until next week (week of March 17th).
According to […]

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Best of Mendham, NJ

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

My “best of” directory for the Mendham-Bernardsville-Chester-Far Hills- Peapack-Gladstone-Morris County area: http://roxiticusdh.blogspot.com/2008/01/best-of-roxiticus-valley-mendham.html
Official Mendham Township web site: http://mendhamtownship.org/ (includes important stuff like the recycling calendar: http://mendhamtownship.org/recycle.htm and the Mendham Township recreation department activities: http://mendhamtownship.org/rec.htm).
While I couldn’t convince my kids to go out for basketball this year, the Mendham Patriots have an excellent program of clinics (Kindergarten […]

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