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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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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Features

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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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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