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It’s Blueberry Festival Time!

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Blueberries, the official state fruit of New Jersey. This is the time of year when we celebrate all things blueberry. Whitsbog Village has its 26th annual Blueberry Festival June 27th. Visitors to Historic Whitesbog Village will get to look back in history at a true working farm as it was at the turn of the 20th century and its ongoing restoration. More information is available at

 Not to be out done, Hammonton has it’s 24th annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival the same day, Sunday June 27. The “Blueberry capital of the world” hosts the festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Incredible food, expanded trolley rides and of course blueberries.

More information on the Red, White and Blueberry Festival is available at their website.

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TV show discusses Lost Towns of the Pine Barrens and more

May 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Conundrums features yours truly on it’s premiere episode discussing The Lost Towns of the Pine Barrens, Vol. I and my current project.  Thanks to host Jay Michael for inviting me to be a guest.

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Pinelands Commission to preserve 1612 acres

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments


 688-acre property in the Medford and Evesham Sub-regional Planning Area that the Pinelands Commission allocated funds to preserve under the fourth round of the funding from the Pinelands Conservation Fund.

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission’s Permanent Land Protection Committee has dedicated more than $1.9 million to preserve 1,612 acresin Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May and Ocean counties in the Pinelands. The Committee approved the expenditure from the Pinelands Conservation Fund to preserve the land in partnership with local governments and nonprofit organizations during its meeting on Jan. 29.

“Permanent land protection has been a critical part of our efforts to protect the Pinelands’ unique resources for the past 30 years, and it will continue to be vital as we enter a new decade of Pinelands protection,” said John C. Stokes, Executive Director of the Pinelands Commission.

“These properties contain outstanding natural resources such as habitat for rare Pinelands plants and animals, and they connect large, adjacent properties that also have been permanently preserved.” The Permanent Land Protection Committee approved funding for the preservation of 13 properties in multiple planning areas that it has deemed to have significant environmental resources. The funding is contingent upon the execution of a purchase contract, supported by a certification of fair market value, by May 31, 2010.

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