Author: Lauren Bowers

Lauren Bowers is a Research Assistant at New Jersey Monthly. In May 2014, she graduated from Marist College with a degree in Communications. Lauren is a Jersey-bred homebody with a wanderer's soul and she recently backpacked Europe solo. She's normally reading a handful of books at a time and refuses to go a day without coffee.
Journey through time as you traverse the streets of these historic downtowns on these frightening (and enlightening) ghost tours.

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Wine tasting, pumpkin picking, craft shows, cranberry bogs are just some of the fun activities to be enjoyed at these October festivals.

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Diego Roldan volunteers at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, aiding with an initiative to prevent delirium in patients 65 and older.

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Amanda Cooper wanted to share her love of books with other girls, and so partnered with the Moorestown Library to create the Girls Love to Read Program.

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Can't make it to Munich's famed Oktoberfest? Don't worry—neither can we. Lucky for us, our home state just so happens to have a several celebrations every brew-thusiast can enjoy.

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Comedy Central's popular Drunk History is back for another booze-infused season of historical reenactments, and the season three premiere just so happens to feature the greatest place on earth.

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The Garden State is jam-packed with fun things to do. We've picked something special in every county, from North to South.

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Thoroughbred American Pharoah, who won the Triple Crown this year, recently won the Haskell Invitational in Oceanport.

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At the Garden State Wine Growers annual Wine Trail Weekend, oenophiles got the chance to sample the stuff straight from the barrel.

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The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, U.S. Women's soccer star Christie Rampone and baseball great Derek Jeter make the list of this year's Hall of Fame inductees.

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