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Music Monday: Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

As I noted in an earlier post, Chris Isaak is going to be performing live at the Community Theatre (also known as the Mayo Center of the Performing Arts) in Morristown, NJ, on Monday, August 3rd. I’ve always enjoyed his eerie sound, reminiscent of David Lynch and the 80s TV series, Twin Peaks. In fact, […]

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Tags: best of morris county NJ · chris isaak · lyrics · mayo center · mayo center of the performing arts · music monday · wicked game

Fourth of July 2009 Fireworks and Parades in Morris and Somerset County, NJ

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

In addition to the “Dancing in the Street” Parade in Mendham Township, NJ featuring Martha Reeves and the Vandellas this year, and the Fourth of July Fireworks event at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, NJ, there are Independence Day celebrations going on all over the Morris County and Somerset County areas. Here are just a […]

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Google Search Result of the Day

January 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Just last night, I was surfing via EntreCard and came across a post on Orient Lodge about Traffic Patterns with EntreCard, Adgitize, BlogExplosion, MyBlogLog and others. Aldon had shared an anecdote about writing one post about a Smoking Jacket his wife bought him four years ago and learning later that it has consistently delivered Googlers […]

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Snowed In and Lovin’ It… Call Ignacio If You Need to Be Shoveled Out

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

We made it out this morning for London and Maddie’s first Mendham Patriots basketball clinic, but the snow has been falling since we picked them up at Mendham Township Elementary School and headed home. I’d say we have 2 to 3 inches on the ground already, and they’re promising 5 to 8 more inches plus […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · best of morris county NJ · ignacio · landscaping · mendham patriots basketball · snow · snow plow · snow shoveling

Pavan’s Tennis Academy Brings QuickStart Team Tennis to Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, New Jersey

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

We were over at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, NJ, on Saturday morning for London’s make-up lesson in Pavan’s Tennis Academy. Pavan handed me his brand new brochure for QuickStart Team Tennis, starting in January.
The goal of the QuickStart tennis format is to get kids playing as soon as possible – including friendly matches, […]

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Happy New Year 2009!

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

The countdown to the New Year 2009 begins. Here in the Roxiticus Valley, we have about 14 hours to finish making our resolutions, dress up in our finery, and pour the champagne. On the other side of the world, however, my blogosphere buddy Mariuca is all dressed up and out for dinner, with about an […]

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Tags: New Year's Resolutions · best of morris county NJ · first night · new year's eve

Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

December 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home? Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003: Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004: Broken washing machine
Christmas 2005: Broken hot […]

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Quick Holiday Shout Out to CRP Music Store in Rockaway, New Jersey: Thanks for Fixing London’s Guitar

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know that my two girls, London and Maddie, have started a basement band (the garage is too cold this time of year) called the Butter Bites. The girl band has asked Santa to bring them a set of drums for Christmas to add to their […]

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Tags: best of morris county NJ · music store · rockaway nj

New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2008-2009: Morris County NJ Continues the First Night Tradition

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Twenty years ago, during my first holiday season after graduating from college, I went up to Boston to visit one of my best high school girlfriends, Grey Hound, and learned about Boston’s tradition for celebrating New Year’s Eve. Even though it is technically the last night of the old year, Bostonians call their celebration “First […]

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Farewell to Pierre’s Restaurant in Harding Township, New Jersey… The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Are Going To Miss You!

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments

My pre-Thanksgiving copy of the Observer-Tribune arrived yesterday, delivering the sad news that after 15 years, the landmark French cuisine restaurant known as Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar will be closing its doors for good on New Year’s Day — January 1, 2009.
Our table of ten Roxiticus Desperate Housewives (and Husbands) have enjoyed many a […]

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The End of an Era: Time In Interactive Playground in Randolph, New Jersey Closes Its Doors

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Since London and Maddie had two friends’ birthday parties to attend this past weekend, kids’ birthday party venues have been on my mind. I shared a list of our family’s faves over on my statewide Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey site, and have since learned via Roxy’s e-mailbag that one of our family’s favorite pre-school […]

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I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Put Another Dime in the Jukebox Baby: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Community Theatre in Morristown, Friday, October 24th

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Emergency post: while Rex and I are not going to see Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Community Theatre (a.k.a. The Mayo Center of the Performing Arts) in Morristown until Friday, October 24th, I received a request for a new post from Jason Buckley, whose man parts are shriveling at the thought of James […]

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Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester, New Jersey — Friday, July 25 Through Sunday, July 27, 2008

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Continuing the Roxiticus Desperate family tradition that started with their mom’s 4-H Prep Club, the Branchburg Beavers, London and Maddie participate in Somerset County 4-H and their 4-H Prep Club, the Crazy Clovers, will be exhibiting at the Somerset County 4-H Fair in mid-August.
We also wanted to give you the scoop on 4-H in Morris […]

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Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester, New Jersey — Friday, July 25 Through Sunday, July 27, 2008

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Continuing the Roxiticus Desperate family tradition that started with their mom’s 4-H Prep Club, the Branchburg Beavers, London and Maddie participate in Somerset County 4-H and their 4-H Prep Club, the Crazy Clovers, will be exhibiting at the Somerset County 4-H Fair in mid-August.
We also wanted to give you the scoop on 4-H in Morris […]

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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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Pierre’s Restaurant 14th Annual Seafood Dinner: July 16th or August 14th, 2008

June 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, readers, I know I deceived you once before about my availability to attend the Chef’s Table Dinner at Pierre’s on June 12th and then ditched you for a prior commitment to Movin’ Out at NJPAC….but this time, I’ve marked my calendar and I’m pulling together a table of ten or more for Pierre’s 14th […]

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Mary’s Doll Hospital in Chester, New Jersey

June 24th, 2008 · No Comments

I was a tomboy from birth through high school… playing softball and Capture the Flag with the neighborhood boys, begging my parents to let Skipper (nee Lester) or Eddie (who played on the high school baseball team and envied my fast-pitch) be my teenage babysitter (a heartbreaking no go, as my parents recognized my predilection […]

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Time for Another Lapdance Haircut!

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

About six weeks back, I posted here about how spoiled and pampered a Roxiticus Desperate Housewife I am, at least as far as my Victory Hair goes. Ever since we moved out here to the Roxiticus Valley from New York City in October 2003, my hairdresser has been making house calls. Madeline and I go […]

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Tags: The Edge hair salon · best of morris county NJ · lapdance haircut · victory hair

Hooray! Roxy’s Internet Brownout Is Over! A Good Shout-Out to Be Had By All…

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Whew! After more than 48 hours of Comcastic Internet/Amazon/EntreCard problems that made me feel like I was in the midst of an Internet brownout, I returned from my NYC office today to find out that my home Internet problems were solved before the cable guy came for his scheduled Thursday visit. As soon as my […]

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Best Hairdresser in Morris County, NJ: The Edge in Landing

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Have I mentioned how spoiled and pampered a Roxiticus Desperate Housewife I am? Ever since we moved out here to the Roxiticus Valley from New York City in October 2003, my hairdresser (who has been doing my haircuts and highlights for almost 25 years) has been making house calls. Every six weeks, she comes out […]

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My Shameful Confession… I Stole New Jersey Life Magazine from Rex’s Doctor

April 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Due to Rex’s recent knee surgery, I have spent quite a bit of time in various doctors’ offices over the past month or so. During a quick visit to Chester Medical Associates (Dr. Alan Chanin and Dr. Glenn Davis) on Monday, I started reading New Jersey Life magazine. While I had never taken much interest […]

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Wedding Girl, This Post’s For You!

April 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Roxiticus Desperate Mail Call!
Wedding Girl writes:
Hi Bree,I am a big fan of your blog and although this is an odd question to ask a blogger, you seem to be very “in-the-know” about the area! I’ve got one red hot fiancée, we’ve found a church in Peapack, and I’m ready to get hitched and move out […]

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Pavan’s Tennis at Fox Chase Tennis Club Has A New Web Site!

April 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Pavan’s Tennis Academy at Fox Chase Tennis Club in Chester, NJ, just launched the Pavan’s Tennis Academy Web Site to keep parents informed about their children’s tennis program through out the year. Parents can also visit Pavan’s site to see the latest information in the tennis world.
I just signed up both of my girls for […]

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Starting to Think About Summer Camp

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend.
Mendham Township Elementary School Pathways to Learning Summer Camp:For starters, I can highly recommend the Mendham Township Elementary School Pathways to Learning Summer Camp that (soon-to-be-former) […]

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Garden State Ballet

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives can’t say enough good things about Garden State Ballet in Randolph, NJ. My girls have danced there with Miss Katie for two years now (baby blue pre-ballet class last year, “white” beginner class this year) and plan to continue in the pink class in Fall 2008. Miss Katie also delivered a beautiful […]

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