• What The Philippines Taught Me About Life In Verona

    The United States is a mixing pot of culture. A quick five-minute drive will give you the choices of Italian, Greek, or Thai food. You think that you know different cultures until you leave the safety of...

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  • The Great Perkins Adventure Shifts To Bretagne

    Dawn has broken and I lie recumbent as a nascent dawn softly bathes our bedroom in a grey light. A distant rooster crows. The fitful chirpings of a few birds waft into our room through an open...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • The Great Perkins Adventure Begins

    If Paris is a moveable feast, the tiny village of Gallio, Italy–anchored high above Lake Como’s ancient glacial waters–is a simple, unassuming, yet delectably savory meal. On this late August afternoon, gazing out from the balcony of...

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  • Day Trips: Festivals And A Rodeo

    Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for more day trip ideas from Cathy Anderson at Verona’s Anderson Electric. She’s got film festivals and art events, a new reason to go down the Shore, and a rodeo....

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Library Adds Language-Learning Tool

    The Verona Public Library has a new database for learners who want to explore languages. The Pronunciator database, funded by the Friends of the Verona Public Library, is a language- learning service for all ages and literacy...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Day Trip: Walking The Brooklyn Bridge

    Sometimes, you just have to be a tourist: You have to walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Tourists aren’t the only people who walk it. You’ll see Wall Streeters jogging the bridge for exercise and bike messengers flying across...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Going Down The Shore? Hell Yes

    Hurricane Sandy may have taken a large swipe at New Jersey’s beaches and boardwalks, but almost all regular Jersey shore visitors plan on being down the shore this summer, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll. Sixty-four percent...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Day Trips: Battery Park City

    If you haven’t been to Battery Park in a while, it’s worth taking a trip. Personally, I hadn’t been to Manhattan’s financial district since just before 9/11. A few years later, my daughter’s nursery school class took...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Legoland Florida, Brick By Brick

    This past Christmas, my family and I did something we don’t normally do– we traveled for Christmas. Part road trip, part flying, a lot of packing and unpacking but in the end it was all worth it....

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Passport Rates To Jump

    Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin has sent out a news alert about passport fees. The U.S. government has just approved a substantial hike in rates for both adult and juvenile passports and, if you need one,...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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