NETCONG BOROUGH, NJ - If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, then Sandy’s Candys has a treat for you.
Sandy’s Candys located in Netcong recently celebrated their Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving refreshments and cookies and also hosting craft classes.
Sandy Reilly, who opened the business on March 24, 2012, has a specialty in creating handmade chocolate Easter bunnies, which she had plenty of in her shop.
Sandy’s Candys shares the same building with Designs by SusieQ.
Designs by SusieQ’s owner, Sue Fenimore and business partner Karen Klein, have been in the craft business for a total of three years and celebrated their one-year anniversary.
When Fenimore was younger, her mother taught her crafts, and paved the way for Fenimore herself, to have an interest as well.
Her shop, which holds crafts, jewelry making classes, and birthday parties, displays a collection of students crafts decorating the entire room along with Fenimore’s own work.
“I make up my own ideas,” said Fenimore who then explained, “they are all handcrafted.”
Students from St. Mary School and Netcong School participate and help with the events.
Klein, who holds art classes right behind Fenimore’s, was an art teacher in the 1970’s at Byram.
Klein’s classes consist of drawing, painting, water coloring, and more.
“Susie [Fenimore] found me because she was on a summer recreation program,” said Klein. “We saw that we had the same students, and went into business together, but it was a bad location.”
Klein explained how when Reilly was laid off from her previous job, that she always wanted to open a candy store, which is how the three ended up together.
Olivia DeMattio, a 20-year-old from Mendham and college student, at County College of Morris attended the open house as well.
DeMattio, who only started modeling right after high school, had been chosen as Miss New Jersey 2012, Miss New Jersey Supermodel 2013 and Miss Italy International 2013.
“I used to take art classes with Karen [Klein] from age three to 11,” said DeMattio, “I wanted to bring more people here by signing autographs.”
Once the weather breaks, Sandy’s Candys will be getting ice cream, and selling frozen bananas in the shop.
The shop will also have chocolate covered strawberries and a chocolate vase with flowers in it for Mother’s Day in May and chocolate tool boxes for Father’s Day in June.
For more information on Sandy’s Candys and Designs by SusieQ visit their Facebook Pages here
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Or visit their location at 39 Main Street, Netcong NJ.
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