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Wed, August 24, 9:00 AM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

"Memories of Maine" Photography Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, August 25, 8:30 AM

Stop & Shop, West Caldwell

Birding Hike in Essex County Hatfield Swamp

Community Calendar

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Thu, August 25, 9:00 AM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

"Memories of Maine" Photography Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment

Should you turn your hobby into a small business?

If you have a hobby that you enjoy doing in your free time, have you ever thought about trying to turn it into your full-time job? After all, the saying goes that if you do what you love, you will never work another day in your life.

Turning your hobby into a for-profit business, though, isn’t such a simple decision. There are several key factors to consider, such as taxes, retirement ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...