HAWTHORNE, NJ - Local families enjoyed the outdoors despite the heat, taking advantage of the opportunities to dine al fresco in town. 

TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar met with the Cohen family: Eric, Lisa, and their daughter Peyton, along with friend Aubree Beghyn.  Jenna Columbia and Barbara Martin brought along a puppy named Dustin, who took advantage of a bowl of water in the summer heat.

Danielle Perri and Tom Bankos enjoyed a table at the Celtic Corner.

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Just down Diamond Bridge, recently-opened Blackjack Mulligans served their new customers.  This restaurant occupies the space which had previously been Kirker's Inn.

Judy Kopitar contributed to this report.


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