January 2018: Fun Finds

Looking for some fun activities for the coming year? We’ve got 52 picks of great Jersey attractions, plus 12 museums the whole family can enjoy.

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Fun Finds

14 Fun Finds To Keep You Busy This Winter

Spa days, sparring, stars and more await you at these fun finds.

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9 Shopping Spots to Find the Coolest Clothes and Hottest Deals

Thrift shops, sporting good stores, discount spots and more abound for all your shopping needs.

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5 Wonderful Winter Activities To Do Outside (Yes, Really)

The weather outside is frightful, but these outdoor winter activities are so delightful.

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9 Fantastic Foodie Finds

These markets and under-the-radar shops will fulfill all your foodie needs.

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12 Family-Friendly Museums Worth Visiting

From minerals to history to music and more, these New Jersey museums have plenty to offer.

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4 Overnight Experiences For Kids to Explore their Adventurous Sides

Want to get away? You don’t have to stray far to have a good time with these overnight experiences at establishments throughout the state.

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9 Fun Activities for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

Classic arcade games, speeding go-karts, trampoline parks: These activities are fun for all ages.

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Eat & Drink

Semi-Southern Comfort: Mathews in Jersey City

Visits to Charleston, South Carolina, inspired this neighborhood fave, which feels gracious and homelike, yet hip.

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A Toast to a Healthier Tipple

In their new book, Clean Cocktails, holistic health coaches Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli propose a potent mixology minus artificial ingredients.

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Asbury Park’s Mediterranean Hot Spot, Reyla

The folks who created Barrio Costero, a modern take on Mexican food, have taken the same approach with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern in their new restaurant, Reyla.

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The Real Hearth at Hearthside in Collingswood

Chef Dominic Piperno made sure to install a large wood-burning grill and oven when he opened Hearthside in Collingswood in September. He is making good use of the grill—and also turning out some deft pastas.

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Garden Variety

If He Builds It, They Will Strum: Ian Kelly’s Guitars Attract the Greats

Ian Kelly, owner and operator of Kelly Custom Instruments and Repairs in Little Falls, counts Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters among his clientele.

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A Conversation with MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle

The host of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle discusses the challenges of covering President Trump, the importance of financial freedom and her documentaries on Haiti and ocean conservation.

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Writer Morgan Jerkins Weaves the Personal With the Political

Author and South Jersey native Morgan Jerkins examines pop culture, misogyny, black history and racism in her book “This Will Be My Undoing.”

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Only in New Jersey with Steve Adubato

An Earful for Phil: Past Governors Sound Off

The soon-to-be 56th governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has a lot of challenges ahead, according to his predecessors.

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Democratic Women Make a Run For Republican Seats

These women—all Democrats and relative political novices—take aim at GOP incumbents in the 2018 congressional races.

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When It Comes to Travel, Steve Perillo is a Tour de Force

Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Tours, keeps the family travel business humming while navigating his own road as a respected composer.

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Home Health Aides Are a Vital Force for New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable

Underpaid, overworked and seemingly invisible, home health aides still find compelling reasons to care for the elderly and disabled.

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Home & Garden

Creating a Working Space in the Home

A home office can promote happiness and productivity. Here’s how to make it practical and personal.

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Style & Shopping

Lovin’ It Local: Shop Madison

Explore this Morris County community of 16,000, where charming and diverse shops enliven the tony downtown that features buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Lovin’ It Local: What To Do In Madison

Pay a visit to this Morris County hub, which offers theaters, restaurants and plenty of dining options.

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Exit Ramp

A Happy Landing for America’s First Hot-Air Balloon Flight

225 years ago, North America’s first manned flight touched down in southern New Jersey.

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