May 2015

Found 14 blog entries for May 2015.

The Olde Towne Village of East Jersey offers a wide collection of replica, original and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures and other artifacts for all to enjoy. These artifacts and structures help illustrate the merchant and farm communities that once made up New Jersey.

Middlesex County has been known for its rich past that's likely something that took place here and has since touched the lives of everyone. This county is a mere 318 miles but has a huge footprint in its history. Some examples of this include:

  • Thomas Edison had over 300 patents which included the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph while in Menlo Park
  • The band-aid, the first antibiotics and the forerunner to baby formula as well as duct tape made their
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Who doesn’t love a good pizzeria these days? The Cranbury area brings you Italian Touch Restaurant and Pizzeria which offers more than 20 years of experience in making top of the line pizza and more at prices the entire family will love. You can take advantage of their dine-in service as well as catering and take out or delivery.

The Menu

This little restaurant offers some of the best tasting food ranging from pastas, baked dishes, subs, calzones, appetizers, chicken salads, wraps and much more. All foods are made with homemade ingredients and use only the highest ingredients ensuring you have the best tasting food in the area.

You can choose from a wide variety of some of your favorite classics and if you’re looking for fresh food at great

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Since 1651, the city of Perth Amboy has been enriched in history. It began with the Leni Lenape Indians who agreed to transferring the point of the Raritan River to Augustine Herman. When the transfer took place, the land was known as Ompoge. It later became known as Emboyle and then Amboyle.

The construction of three homes was complete in 1683, and it then became known as Ambo or Amboy. It is also the only city in the nation that has been incorporated twice. The first one was granted in 1718, and then again in 1784 after the American Revolutionary War.

The name Perth comes from the Earl of Perth. The town was deemed Perth in 1684 when he became the Lord High Chancellor under King James II. The town was governed by Gawen Lawrie. The Earl was

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Dining

The Ristorante Venezia is owned and operated by Remy and Chef Sal. This family owned eatery has been servicing the New Jersey area for more than 10 years. They believe in providing high quality foods with the freshest ingredients.

Ristorante Venezia can cater your next special event. Rather that is a birthday, retirement, business meeting, or bridal shower there is a private room available to make your event rememberable. There are five different dining options when holding a special event. Make sure you get a reservation if you’re dining with a group.

The Menu

Dinner and lunch are offered, and Chef Sal prepares a variety of specials that are offered each day. The restaurant is typically closed on Mondays, but will open for private parties of

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Forsgate Country Club is much more than just a golf course. It is the perfect spot to enjoy some elegant food, hold intimate parties, and enjoy the company of friends and family. This Country Club in the community of Monroe, is rich in history, which dates all the way back to the 1900's. John Foster enjoyed great food, golfing and good service. It has shown in all aspects of the Forsgate Country Club through the years of business.

It began as John Foster's farm, which contained dairy cows, chickens, greenhouses, and an apple orchard. This was the foundation of the fine food that is offered in the country club today. Here it is 80 years later, and the vision is still as clear as when it started. For wholesome foods, a beautiful golf course, and

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Middlesex County debuted their Plays-in-the-Park in 1963, and this program has been going strong ever since. Every summer, there are a variety of plays performed in Roosevelt Park, and it is highly anticipated by those who live in and around the area. The Middlesex County Freeholders have made the Plays-in-the-Park affordable and fun, which has left people wanting to attend these performances.

The outdoor amphitheater plays host to three different Broadway musicals. These performances are presented with a live orchestra, lighting, special effects, and sound. The landscape in front of and around the amphitheater is ideal for patrons to spread out a blanket, or bring a lawn chair to sit upon during the show. The sloping hills will allow viewers to

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Moving In

Moving to a new city can be tedious, daunting and tiring, but which is the right commuter city in NJ for you to move to? Depending on the current situation that you’re in, the size of your family and what exactly you’re looking for, one of the cities in the area is best for you overall. Here are the top NJ commuter cities that are the most affordable for any budget.

Union City

For a lower on the line homing situation, you can choose the quaint area of Union City. They have homes in the $200,000 area, making it the most affordable. The neighborhoods are friendly, and safe for children to go out and play in. It takes only 15 minutes to commute, and the average cost of commuting is $5.

Guttenberg

Highly rated on the list of places to move,

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Throughout Jersey Shore, you’ll find many lighthouses waiting to be explored. If you’re visiting the area, or new to it; checking out some of these amazing, highly rated lighthouses should be on your list of things to do this upcoming summer. When the sun is shining, and you need something to do, here are the list of the must-see lighthouses in New Jersey.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses in the region, Sandy Hook lighthouse was built in the late 1700s and has continued to inspire visitors and residents alike. Located in the small town of Sandy Hook, there is a lot of history and story telling that happens when a tour is taken inside the walls of the lighthouse.

Cape May Point Lighthouse

Built in the mid-1800’s, this

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There is a large variety of things to do in New Jersey. Some family friendly places are not far from any of the cities either, which makes for perfect day trips for the entire family.

Cape May Zoo and Park

The Cape May Zoo is free to the public, but a donation is optional upon entry. There are over five hundred animals and two hundred fifty species of animals inside the zoo, including bears, giraffes, and lions. There is also an aviary exhibit where the pink flamingos fly right up to you.

The zoo is located inside Cape May Park. Have a cookout on the grills in the park before entering the zoo. The kids will enjoy the playground outside the zoo before or after seeing all the animals.

New Jersey State House

Located in Trenton, the New

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With prom season here and graduation just around the corner, it certainly is a good time to treat someone. Who wouldn't want to be treated to a big juicy steak? At Fresco Steak & Seafood in Milltown, New Jersey, you can have that and so much more.

From food, to atmosphere, to how to get there, this guide will tell you everything you need to know to get to this delicious restaurant.

The Menu

First of all, the Fresco Steak & Seafood is BYOB, which means you are allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverage if you choose. There is a liquor store down the block.

Fresco menu is known specifically for the diverse selection of steak and seafood. All of the food is freshly prepared. The raw bar includes a popular favorite, shrimp cocktail, as well

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