January 2015

Found 14 blog entries for January 2015.

High School

Making sure your children get the best possible education is important. You have to choose between public school, private school or home schooling.

When students get to the 11th grade, they take a proficiency assessment for writing, math and reading. These tests help to make up the rankings of the best high schools within New Jersey. The state had multiple golf medal, silver medal and bronze medal winners.

The gold winner was the High Technology High School found in the Monmouth County Vocational School District. This school is found about 50 miles from Trenton, New York City and Newark.

If you’re looking for the top public high schools in New Jersey, here are the best choices. All of the following high schools were given a gold or silver

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Golf

Playing golf is a great activity to enjoy outside in New Jersey. If you prefer to play different courses or you want to stick with a public course, there are some great choices throughout the state. Here are some of the top public golf courses in New Jersey.

Neshanic Valley - Neshanic Station Somerset

This course plays as long as 7,069 yards and provides a beautiful round of golf in Somerset County. There are plenty of strategic hazards provided and the mixture provides just what every golfer needs.

Atlantic City Country Club - Atlantic City

With plenty of beauty, this old-style course provides an enjoyable round. It's a great challenge even though it only plays to about 6,600 yards.

Twisted Dune - Egg Harbor Township

Not only is the

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Wedding

If you plan to get married in New Jersey, it's important to find the perfect venue. There are many choices within the state. Here are the top places for your wedding.

The Conservatory at the Madison Hotel in North Jersey

This venue is one of the top choices because of how unique it is. The Conservatory provides a feel of a Crystal Palace with the vaulted glass ceilings. It also has a large chandelier, hanging planters and more. It's an award-winning venue with an amazing steak and seafood restaurant and ballroom.

Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Jersey Shore

Another great venue is found in the quiet countryside community of Farmingdale. This country club is one of the best in the state and provides a beautiful place for a wedding. They

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New Jersey - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atlantic_City_skyline_from_47th_floor_of_Revel.jpg

New Jersey is an interesting state and provides a home for nearly 9 million residents. It’s known as the Garden state. Here are some facts about the state you may not have already known.

Fossils

New Jersey was the first place where a dinosaur fossil was discovered in the United States. It happened in 1858 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The fossil found was from a Hadrosaurus dinosaur and led to modern paleontology as it is today. The Hadrosaurus was named as the state dinosaur due to the discovery.

A Massive Boardwalk

You may think that an area in California, Florida or the Carolinas would have the largest boardwalk since they are so well-known for beaches. However, New Jersey takes this one with the largest boardwalk in the United States.

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New Jersey - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jersey_City_Skyline_Jan_2006.jpg

Finding the spots for arts and entertainment are very important. There are plenty of venues found throughout the area perfect for these types of events. Here's a look at some of the top venues.

Discovery House

This venue provides plenty of hands-on learning for children. It's a museum created to help inspire curiosity. Children and their families can enjoy discovering all types of things at the Discovery House.

The Center For Latino Arts And Culture

This center was created for research, interpretation, promotion and documentation of Latin, Caribbean and Hispanic culture and arts. The center at the Rutger's University in New Brunswick provides plenty of history and exhibits to enjoy.

Garden State Exhibit Center

Maybe the best spot for

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New Jersey - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rutgers_Newark_campus_003.jpg

New Jersey is home to a number of great small cities. Some are boroughs, while others are actual cities. Whether you prefer to live in a smaller city because of the size or the atmosphere, these are the top choices.

Borough of Hasbrouck Heights

This small city is a bedroom community of New York and provides a number of amenities. It also has a low unemployment rate.

Borough of Ramsey

A community filled with plenty of amenities and a high quality of life, the Borough of Ramsey is a top choice for many buyers. Residents enjoy living here because they want the feel of living in a big city like New York, but without the high price tag.

Borough of Lincoln Park

Another borough with plenty to offer, this one has a very low unemployment rate

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Farmers Market - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nataliemaynor/2539111053

Shopping at a farmers' market allows you to eat healthier and support the local economy. Many farmers rely on their sales at the market to support their own homes. If you want to find the best possible produce and other items for a great price, shop at these area farmers' markets.

New Brunswick Community Farmers' Market - 178 Jones Avenue, New Brunswick

With a mission of increasing the area consumption of fresh produce, this farmers' market provides plenty of great items. This New Brunswick market is held from June until October every year on Thursdays and Saturdays. If you're looking for a place to find nutritious items for a great price, this is the market for you.

Rutgers Gardens Farmers' Market - 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick

Held

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Spa Room - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/3818488264 

A relaxing day at the spa can help to rejuvenate you and provide just what you need. New Jersey provides plenty of luxurious spas ranging from resort spas to day spas and more. Here's a look at some of the top spas found throughout the state.

Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa - Montclair

This spa provides both a full salon and a full spa with plenty of treatments. It's quiet and provides eight rooms with original stained glass. Not only can you get the typical spa treatments, but they also offer medical spa services, such as laser and light treatments.

The Spa DePasquale - Morris Plains

This spa is a wonderful complex with a separate area for children and retail products. It comes complete with both a relaxing waterfall and a soothing fireplace.

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Rutgers Garden - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rutgers_Gardens3639659369_18e3f58373_b.jpg

A self-sustaining operation, the Rutgers Gardens is a beautiful place to visit. The gardens are open 365 days a year and there is no charge for visitors to enjoy the beauty. The facility relies on donations, membership dues, special events and facility rentals to ensure they remain self-sustaining.

Collections

At the gardens, you will have the opportunity to discover many different collections including:

  • Tribute Gardens - A series of outdoor rooms perfect for enjoying a little time with loved ones.
  • Holly Collection - A full collection of beautiful and mature hollies to enjoy.
  • Rain Garden - An attractive and environmentally sensitive area helping to reduce storm water runoff.
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Community Youth Garden
  • Ornamental
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John Stetson - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Batterson_Stetson_Cabinet_Card.png 

New Jersey has been home to a number of famous people. Many of them have been inventors. Whether it was a simple invention, such as the Cowboy Hat or something more complicated like the Antibiotic Tetracycline, there have been plenty of inventions to come out of the state. Here are some of the famous inventors and their inventions.

Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper

This duo created the MARK series of computers. These computers started with the Mark I, which was created in 1944. This giant computer was more than 50 feet long and stood eight feet tall. It weighs about five tons and had more than 750,000 parts.

Alice Parker

Alice was from Morristown, New Jersey and created an improved gas heating furnace. this furnace provides central heat and

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