HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne resident and TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar captured some pictures of the cherry trees beginning to bloom by the historic John W. Rea House, which serves as the Passaic County Arts Center on Goffle Road.  Kopitar said it was "early for them", but the winter has been generally mild all season.

"A house on Diamond Bridge has a sense of humor making a Christmas tree look like a St. Patrick Day tree," Kopitar said.  St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17, and although parades have been canceled across the state and governmental authorities strongly caution against large gatherings of people, some folks still find little ways to express their love for Ireland's patron saint.

Sharon Albin spotted pipers in highland kilts and glengarries played tunes by the Celtic Corner pub at the intersection of Diamond Bridge and Lafayette Avenue on Sunday, just ahead of St. Patrick's Day.

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