February 15, 2017
Family

Trish’s Story: It All Started at the Statue of Liberty

One weekend, a few years after graduation, two of my out-of-state college friends came to New Jersey to visit. They were both recently married and brought along their husbands. We decided to spend Saturday in NYC, visiting the Statue of Liberty and then having dinner and a few beers at the South Street Seaport.  I […]

Our Love Stories

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to share our engagement stories. From romantic to quirky and sometimes, well, not what we expected, these are our stories. Amy’s Story A Guy on Roller Blades Delivered Her Ring to her table the Boat House. Karen’s Story I fell asleep and very romantically, drooled all over his pants. […]

Tammy Gets Engaged

My husband and I dated for almost 5 years before he proposed. Yes, 5. He wanted to do it on the anniversary of our first date but my sister had the nerve to have her birthday on that day so it had to happen the next day. He asked my mom for permission which was sweet. On our […]

Marietta’s Proposal

We were married in May of 1995 after an engagement that lasted just over a year, and a courtship that lasted over five.  So in my heart I knew we would get engaged, but it still came as a surprise when it actually happened. My birthday is in late March and he made reservations for […]

Why Field Trips Can Be A Nightmare for Teachers

Every year I have the opportunity to have one of my classes work with a “teaching artist” from a well-known theater company. My students participate in an eight week long workshop that involves lessons in diction, body language, singing, dancing, introducing children to the theater and simply put, 40 minutes a week of FUN! I […]

Being Angry Accomplishes Less Than Nothing

Is it time to let it go?

A Story We Could All Use….

I just read an article in the New York Post about a Boston Marathon survivor who married the fireman who saved her: Mike Materia and Rosann Sdoia. The couple met on that terrible day. She was severely injured and he accompanied her in the ambulance. After the bombing, Mike visited her a few days later. And with a […]

Zucchini Ribbons 2 Ways

The trick to making perfect Zucchini Pasta? Don’t cook it! I made this pasta last weekend and it was absolutely fail proof. I didn’t have a veggie spiralizer so I decided to give it a go the old fashioned way – by using a vegetable peeler and creating long ribbons rather than thin spaghetti. I […]

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