April 2015

Found 13 blog entries for April 2015.

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East Jersey Olde Town Village is a restored village in Middlesex County, New Jersey that provides a look into the way colonial settlers lived and progressed in their new world in the 1700s. With them, they brought their traditions, specifically religion and education. But they soon would change their ways as they adapted and evolved in the new world.

Education Used to Stay in Home

At first, education was kept in the home. The mother would teach her children the basics, such as reading and writing. But the Smalley family wanted to provide a better education for their seventeen kids, so Mr. Smalley donated land to build a one room school house. Originally located in the borough of Somerville, his school would be named the Smalley School, and it

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The programs and services offered through VSA New Jersey in the city of New Brunswick consist of all art disciplines. It is open to any person, of any age but takes a special interest in those with disabilities. They are guided by the principle that art belongs to everyone, and through the arts programming and initiatives, they provide multiple programs to help those excel, feel and communicate through many different art forms.

Arts for Children with Autism

Arts for Children with Autism is one of their most known programs. They work with those that have this disorder between the ages of 3 to 21. They introduce the fundamentals of visual and performing arts so that they are able to enhance their communication skills and utilize them in a better

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Summer is upon us all and with it comes some free, exciting and pretty entertaining events for everyone in or near the area. Spend all of your summer days and evenings soaking up the sun and catching the cool beats that have been put together for the community, by the community.

Music in the Park is a series of events that happen in summer evenings throughout the weeks. It is free for one and all to come in and join the fun. Bring your lawn chair, blanket or sit on the grass and hear some of the smaller, local bands play favorites all through the evening.

Located in South Amboy on the Sayreville Beach Front, held every Wednesday evening 6:30pm to 8:30pm, rain or shine. In case of rain, the concerts are then moved to the South Amboy Middle/High

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Zinna’s Bistro is an Italian-American bistro that has been serving the Cranbury, New Jersey area since 2010. This family-owned and operated restaurant believes that “good food is simple food made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.” Zinna’s achieves this good food motto by growing their own fresh produce in their garden on the restaurant premises. Whether it is dine in, carry out, or catering, Zinna’s will provide you with a fresh and delicious meal seven days a week for lunch or dinner.

Menu and Entertainment

On Zinna’s Bistro menu, you will find traditional Italian dishes featuring fresh, homemade pasta like four-cheese ravioli, spinach manicotti, and spaghetti carbonara. But Zinna’s doesn’t just stop at Italian, they

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Middlesex County is once again featuring its famous Plays-in-the-Park, as it has been since 1963. The entertainment is held at Roosevelt Park in the city of Edison, and all activities are budget friendly. The Plays-in-the-Park are supported by Middlesex County Free Holders, and this is a big reason why entertainment in the park is so affordable.

Every summer the park holds three Broadway musicals, which includes a full orchestra, lighting, special effects and state of the art sound. These productions are held in the outdoor amphitheater, and patrons always look forward to these productions each year.

When the fall of the year rolls around, the entertainment is moved indoors. The backstage area of the amphitheater turns into a small area where

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There are tons of places to take a hike in the Middlesex area. This community has a variety of parks, which provides a wealth of hiking trails for you to enjoy. Rather you are looking for a nice place to take a stroll, or a trail to test your abilities, you will find it all in Middlesex.

Some are paved, such as the loop around the lake at Roosevelt Park. Others are more of a challenge with a rocky landscape, including the trails in the Farrington Lake neighborhood. There are trails designed for families with small children, as well as those who are avid hikers.

Hiking is loved by so many because it is a fun filled day that doesn’t cost anything. It is the ideal way to see some beautiful landscape, while caring for your overall health. All the

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Glenwood Country Club is a private golf club in New Jersey. Although this is a prestigious members only club, it has managed to keep rates at a budget friendly price. This is an 18-hole course that contains wooded areas, creeks and water hazards.

Glenwood Country Club was established in 1964, and was designed by Hal Purdy. Purdy had a well known name in the New Jersey area for designing golf courses. He has designed 25 courses just in the New Jersey area. Stephen Kay was the designer for the newly $2.3 million renovation that the course received.

From the back tees, the course has over 7,000 yards of play. There were additions of these back tees to allow seasoned players to advance their skill sets. There was a focus placed on bunker placement

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Somerset County is home to multiple golf courses open to the public. The area provides plenty of great scenery with rolling hills, the river and many other attributes. Here's a look at some of the Somerset Golf Courses you can enjoy this season.

Quail Brook Golf Course

Known as a river-friendly course, you can enjoy the different front and back nine. The front nine has rolling terrain and the back nine s hilly with tighter fairways. The course plays to about 6,600 yards from the back tees and includes a range, golf shop and snack bar.

Green Knoll Golf Course

A great course for all skill levels, Green Knoll provides both a full course and a nine-hole par three course in the picturesque Bridgewater Township. The full course plays to 6,443

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If you love golf and you're new to New Jersey, the Rutgers University Golf Course should be high on your list of things to do very soon. Even if you've lived in the state all your life and just haven't played the course, this is the year to make your tee time at this Piscataway gem.

The course is tree-lined, PGA sanctioned and provides some of the best picturesque golf you will find in the state. The challenging layout may not be super long at only 6,300 yards, but it provides plenty of fun and plenty of challenge. The fairways are narrow, the greens are fast and the water hazards come into play on nine of the 18 holes.

The Rutgers University Golf Course is open from March 1st to December 15th every year for the public to play. They open early

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Dining

This Zagat-rated casual restaurant serves American cuisine and has become one of the hottest destinations in Middlesex County. Just Restaurant offers a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of great choices for dinner. Whether you're out with friends or on a romantic date, you can enjoy plenty of great food and drinks at Just Restaurant.

The Menu

The cuisine is artfully prepared with the highest quality ingredients possible. Some of the top items on the menu include:

  • Thai Shrimp Bisque
  • English Onion Soup
  • Duck Sliders
  • Spicy Mediterranean Jumbo Shrimp
  • Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
  • Spicy Tuna Cones
  • Short Rib Ravioli
  • Braised Lamb Stew
  • Filet Mignon Kebab
  • And More!

You can choose from delicious sides, such as mushroom

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