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A Trip to Woodstock, Vermont

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Rick and Kathy Terwelp, former Plainfield, NJ residents who now own The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Teagle's Landing in Woodstock, VT Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The gardens at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The gardens at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The original door at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Lupines at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Day two at The Jackson House Inn included this delicious part of breakfast. Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
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You can tour the farm at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Outside at the Woodstock, VT Historical Society Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The Woodstock, VT Historical Society Credits: Jennifer Popper
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WOODSTOCK, VT - While planning a trip to Woodstock, VT, it was a pleasure to learn that former Plainfield residents Rick and Kathy Terwelp, who had lived in the Netherwood Heights section of town, are the owners of a quaint New England bed and breakfast.

The Terwelps have owned The Jackson House Inn since 2010, and a stay here provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll through beautifully maintained gardens, the chance to learn about local farms as Rick describes each breakfast meal in loving detail, and to just soak in details of this 1890 Victorian architecture.

On the first of my two-night stay, I made the five-minute drive to the center of town, parked the car, and almost immediately discovered a set of stairs that led down to a "small oasis, resurrected from the litter of man and flood."  Teagle's Landing is named in honor of Frank H. Teagle, Jr. who was a caring and dedicated Woodstock resident, and a steward of resources.

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A quick look around town, and I ended up at Bentley's on the corner of Central and Elm.  I grabbed a spot at the bar, and was instantly chatting with Woody and Lance.  Woody played a mean Neil Young during the night's Open Mike jam session.  Other musicians popped by, and I was introduced to all of them, including Emile and Greg.

On my second day, after a hike on the Route 12 section of the Appalachian Trail, I visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.  To be honest, I spent the first half hour inside watching a movie to learn more about the history of the place.  The weather that day reached over ninety degrees, and the theater was air conditioned.  From the cooled comfort, I headed across the street and wandered some of the carriage roads and trails.

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Back at the inn, after a shower and a glass of wine courtesy of Rick, I headed over to The Prince & the Pauper but Vinny said there was an almost hour wait.  So he kindly called his friends at Richardson's Tavern to save me a seat.  Next time, Vinny, I will make a reservation!

The final day began with a breakfast that included some of the most amazing strawberries I have ever had.  Bags packed, car loaded, I took off for the next leg of my journey. 

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Pippin is coming to Nutley High School in March

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY,NJ - Pippin takes the main stage at Nutley High School in March, with evening performances March 8, 9, and 10, and a matinee March 11. 

Nutley DPW Electronics Recycling Day

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announces Nutley DPW Computer and Electronics Recycling Day.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm
Municipal Parking Lot 8 
(William Street - behind Woroco gas station)

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Registration will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 through Friday, March 9, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. daily in the Nutley High School Cafeteria.

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Lawyers Leading the Way help Newark Boys Chorus School accomplish its mission

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Newark, NJ—It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes corporate social responsibility to put children through the Newark Boys Chorus School.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A stray bullet that was found in the hallway of Brooklawn Middle School was the cause of a lockdown yesterday afternoon.  

At approximately 2:25 PM Brooklawn Middle School was placed in lockdown after a student found a bullet in a hallway.

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Nutley Police Department Blotter February 10 - 16 2018

February 17, 2018

The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing

Anyone who has information about any crimes can send a (non ...

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Online registration is available at https://register.communitypass.net/nutley.  The league will begin play in mid-April. This program is open to boys and girls grades 1 through 4.  The fee for this program is $40.00 per child ...

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Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces that audition packets are now available for the 2018 Theatre Program selection “Shrek Jr”. 

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“To the families who lost loved ones during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, today, know that your country’s compassion and thoughts go out to you. Our hearts break with yours.

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