• Happy Birthday, Blue Hippo

    Two years ago, Monica Cleary’s goal was to create a European-style cafe in the center of Verona. Locally owned, with an emphasis on great coffee and inviting food, and space to linger over both. The kind of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Doors Of Verona: April 21

    Natalie Kistner earned herself a $25 gift certificate from Blue Hippo Coffee Co. yesterday. She did it by swiftly identifying the April 20 “Doors Of Verona” location as The Guac Spot. Located in the shopping strip at the...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Doors Of Verona: April 20

    There were lots of people out walking long distances on Verona’s streets yesterday. Which may have been a good thing, since yesterday’s winning location was at the extreme northern end of Grove Avenue: Luke’s Auto Service. Now...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Verona Gyms, Restaurants, Bars Get Creative As State Orders Them Closed

    Verona’s gyms, restaurants and bars are rolling out alternative ways to serve their customers after Gov. Phil Murphy ordered a wide range of restrictions on these businesses to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Today,...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Santa Helps Blue Hippo Fundraise For Progeria

    With the closing of Terry’s Family Pharmacy, Blue Hippo reached out to former owner Les Gwyn-Williams and connected with John McClellan, the longtime Santa at Terry’s, and they agreed to come to Blue Hippo this year. Families...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Where To Work When You Can’t Work From Home

    A few weeks ago, I arrived to the Bay Street train station parking lot at 10:10 a.m., nine glorious minutes prior to the next train departure, which is plenty of time for a mom commuter like me...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Meet Julia Ashley At Blue Hippo

    There will be a meet and greet with University of North Carolina soccer star–and Verona High School graduate–Julia Ashley at Blue Hippo Coffee Co. on Sunday, January 6, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. You can meet Ashley...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Get Ready For Verona Fights Hunger Week

    The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will kick-off this year’s Verona Fights Hunger Week on Sunday, October 14. The town-wide food drive will run through Saturday, October 20. Verona Fights Hunger Week is a town wide super-sized...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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