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Entries from September 2008

Pave Batsto, Put up a Parking Lot?

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Restoration work is nearing completion on the Batsto Mansion, but not without its controversy. The mansion dates to 1784(with later additions by Joseph Wharton), and serves as a focal point of the historic village. Word is the State park Service is planning to vacate its current offices and take over about one third of the […]

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Tags: history · video · Batsto · Uncategorized

Pinelands Discovery Festival

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tractor tours of cranberry bogs and blueberry fields, Pinelands musicians, local experts, are just some of the fun that awaits at the annual Pinelands Discovery Festival at Whitesbog Village October 5.
There are myriad children’s activities that include walking tours where kids learn to identify trees, pick fresh cranberries and there is also a clue contest […]

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Tags: cranberry · Pine Barrens

It’s Double Trouble!

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

If you drive south on Double Trouble Road in South Toms River you’ll parallel the Garden State Parkway, at the end, at the intersection of County Road 618 you will be staring straight ahead at Double Trouble State Park.

Double Trouble got it’s start in the early 19th century as a sawmill. Just who started building […]

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Tags: Double Trouble · Pine Barrens · Overview · Uncategorized