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  • 11 New Jersey National Parks You Need to Visit - New Jersey Monthly
    Historic Site which the National Park Service began to oversee in 1962 it was renamed the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in 2009 to avoid confusion with the town of Edison The park located in West Orange preserves the laboratory and residence of Thomas Edison The motion picture camera sound recordings silent and sound movies and the nickel iron alkaline electric storage battery are among the innovations that came from his Essex County lab Be sure to visit the 3 story laboratory and tour the grounds and house at Glenmont Edison s 29 room Queen Anne style mansion Thomas Edison s Queen Anne style mansion known as Glenmont in West Orange Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons 6 Morristown National Historical Park Recommended Reading Episode 5 George Faison on Clean Vs Commodity Meat Famously known for being the place where General George Washington and the Continental Army spent the winter of 1779 80 the most severe winter of the century Designated the nation s first National Historical Park in 1933 the site includes Ford Mansion Washington s headquarters and other Revolutionary War Sites including the Wick House and soldier huts at Jockey Hollow The Wick House Farm at Jockey Hollow Photo by Lauren Bowers 7 Washington Rochambeau National Historic Trail Under the command of General George Washington the Continental Army s 1781 march spanned across seven states from Newport RI to Yorktown VA Following the Continental Army s path would be quite a trip given that the trail is nearly 680 miles of roads The New Jersey section of the trail crosses through five counties in Northern and Central Jersey before reaching the Delaware Water Gap The early morning fog over the Princeton Battlefield a section of the Washington Rochambeau trail route Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons 8 Gateway National Recreation Area This 26 000 acre park has three outposts one of which is Sandy Hook in Monmouth County The other outposts are located amongst the boroughs of NYC in Jamaica Bay Brooklyn and Queens and Staten Island Sandy Hook is the barrier peninsula which forms the gateway to the New York Harbor The Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area includes the historic Fort Hancock military site and Sandy Hook which has seven beaches in total Officer s Quarters at the Fort Hancock Historic Site on the Sandy Hook peninsula Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons 9 New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Beginning at the Raritan Bay in Perth Amboy this 300 mile auto trail is a coastal trip through Jersey s beaches bays and boardwalks The trail route encompasses five regions in total Sandy Hook Barnegat Bay Absecon Cape May and the Delsea The Barnegat Lighthouse in the Barnegat Bay region of the coastal route Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons 10 Great Egg Harbor River This 55 mile long river in South Jersey starts in Berlin picking up water from 17 tributaries along the way It ends in Great Egg Harbor where the Atlantic Ocean takes over

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  • Rapid Transit: Careening Down NJ's Wildest Rivers
    In other words there is less room for error and more skill involved It is easier to tip and swamp an open canoe A kayak rides closer to water level the deck prevents water from sloshing in The canoer kneels in an open craft less secure and balanced than sitting legs outstretched in a closed kayak The canoe paddle has only one blade a kayak paddle is double sided Skilled kayakers can roll or flip over underwater an essential survival technique in whitewater But only a select few enthusiasts are able to master rolling in a canoe In fact whitewater canoes have flotation devices laced into the front and back a precaution not usually taken with kayaks Dingsor s perfect workweek would be spent in rushing water The Morristown native lives year round in a Trekker Trailer a teardrop shaped home on wheels that was customized for his 6 foot 8 frame Recommended Reading 7 Spots to Watch Super Bowl 50 When he s not traveling the country scouting rivers he parks his trailer home in Lambertville and uses the kitchen of his roommate s one bedroom apartment In the off season Dingsor works at a fireplace and pool maintenance company Whitewater is a rainy season sport typically spring and fall provide the best most thunderous conditions Just as surfers chase storm swells paddlers chase rain Most whitewater enthusiasts are also amateur meteorologists Dingsor explains When you watch the news and see those flash flood alerts we are sitting in our canoes So far his most prolific year was 2012 when he spent no less than 130 days on the water including a 17 day Colorado River expedition through the Grand Canyon The Colorado is what paddlers call big water a river that runs white regardless of rainfall All the whitewater in New Jersey even in the mighty Delaware River is dependent on rain To find the action Dingsor and others use the resources of the U S Geological Survey which keeps water level gauges on most navigable rivers They also rely on Google Maps and topographic maps from the New York New Jersey Trail Conference American Whitewater a nonprofit that promotes river safety maintains a state by state database of creeks and rivers Dingsor is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania based whitewater canoeing group Fullgnarlz which organizes events for local enthusiasts It was started by people just getting into whitewater who were seriously pushing their skill limits Dingsor says We coined the term fullgnarlz as the act of pushing yourself Their slogan Just Boof it is a twist on Nike s Just do it The founders Pennsylvanian Tommy Hagg and a Piscataway enthusiast known as Wayne Gman started the group in 2010 after five days together on floodwaters in the Adirondacks Hagg was one of the first open canoers documented on video riding intense class IV and V rapids and successfully rolling his craft Gman was an avid kayaker until Hagg inspired him to convert to

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  • Sports Archives - New Jersey Monthly
    More Yanks Sell Cubs Win Almost July 23 2015 An ace pitcher from Bloomfield nearly makes history for the Chicago Cubs Read More Close to the Action Bruce Beck July 13 2015 For sports anchor Bruce Beck attention to detail and hard work have given him a highlight reel of a career Read More Jersey Native Leads U S to World Cup Win July 6 2015 Carli Lloyd a Rutgers alum and Delran native scored a hat trick in the U S s stunning 5 2 victory over Japan Read More Father s Day Ideas for Every Type of Dad June 17 2015 Whether your dad is an outdoorsman or an oenophile he ll love these exceptional Father s Day activities Read More Hey Golfers Did We Get Gypped May 22 2015 Only 2 NJ Holes Make Best 18 Read More Fencers Focus on Summer Glory April 29 2015 Teens compete for a spot in the U S Fencing Association Summer National Championships in California this July Read More Jersey s Team Baseball in Newark April 27 2015 For one not so memorable year the Newark Peppers brought big league baseball with 10 cent bleacher seats to the Garden State Read More Big League Turf April 6 2015 A Pilesgrove company makes the great green stuff the New York Yankees need to play ball Read More Dream Team 10 Best Jersey Baseball Players of All Time April 5 2015 With help from a time machine here s our picks for Jersey s all star team Read More Special Needs Special Teammates March 31 2015 The Brick Stars lead by Coach Alex DePalma are the fastest growing special needs hockey team in the nation Read More Footing the Bill Harrison and the Future of the Red Bulls March 12 2015 The town of Harrison bet big on Red Bulls soccer Now a big time competitor is taking root in the Bronx Is Harrison s gamble about to go sour Read More Ice Skate Into Shape December 15 2014 A former Olympian is offering ice skating lessons for adults who want to slim down for 2015 Read More NHL Warms to Jersey Talent December 12 2014 Carney s Point native Johnny Gaudreau is tearing up the ice as left wing for the Calgary Flames Read More Indoor Football Atlantic City Style November 20 2014 50 years ago the University of Utah and West Virginia University squared off in an epic indoor bowl game right in AC Read More Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 Last 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx

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  • Horne Brothers Do Plenty
    yards rushing eight scores and a lethal punt and kickoff return man A laam is an explosive running back and receiver 1 180 yards 26 TDs five on passes from Salaam If St Joseph s had not routed so many opponents each would have even more impressive numbers Some of the games they were done at halftime says St Joseph s coach Paul Sacco Jr The Hornes are third generation Wildcats Their grandfather was the first African American to graduate from the school their Uncle Timothy played on the 1993 state title team Our grandfather set the foundation A laam says Heavy graduation losses mean the Wildcats will rely even more heavily on the Hornes this season The twins are ready We usually know what the other is thinking Salaam says We have signals between each other that even Coach doesn t know about As for college Rutgers is among the schools reportedly interested in the twins For now the primary goal is a seventh straight title A laam and I have been working hard during the off season says Salaam We have big expectations Read more Jersey Living People Sports articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands

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  • Yanks Sell; Cubs Win (Almost)
    the 1944 All Star Game So in July 1945 when Yankees president Larry MacPhail dealt Borowy who already had won 10 games that season to the Cubs for about 100 000 people were incredulous Why would the Yankees sell their best pitcher The 29 year old Borowy went 11 2 for Chicago after the deal and shut out Detroit in Game 1 of the 1945 World Series keeping MacPhail on the defensive Citing the fact that Borowy had only pitched four complete games that season before the deal MacPhail declared Borowy had his chance with us and he failed After losing Game 5 in the series Borowy s four scoreless innings of relief in Game 6 put the Cubs one win away from a championship for the first time since 1908 Borowy started Game 7 but he didn t record an out When 40 year old Tigers center fielder Doc Cramer a Manahawkin native ripped Borowy s ninth pitch down the left field line for an RBI single Borowy was done The Tigers would score five runs that inning and win the game and the series Recommended Reading The Last Nest Saving Our Bald Eagle Population Borowy who died in 2004 spent six more seasons in the big leagues with four different teams He never played in another World Series Seventy years later neither have the Cubs Click to enlarge images Hank Borowy starred for the Yankees from 1942 1945 Read more Historic Jersey Jersey Living People Sports articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A

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  • Jersey's Team: Baseball in Newark - New Jersey Monthly
    Raymond threw out the ceremonial first pitch The Peppers lost to Baltimore 6 2 Matters didn t turn out the way Sinclair had hoped On the field the team was shaky and in June second baseman Bill McKechnie who went on to a Hall of Fame managerial career replaced Phillips at the helm The Peppers didn t set the world afire at the gate either Sinclair tried to boost attendance with bicycle races threatened to move the club unless the local trolley line was extended to his park and experimented with reducing prices to as low as 10 cents in the bleachers The club ended in fifth place in the eight team league with an 80 72 record six games behind the first place St Louis Terriers The Peppers best hitter was right fielder Vin Campbell who batted 310 followed by center fielder and future Hall of Famer Edd Roush 298 Perhaps their most popular player was the clownish 38 year old utility man Germany Schaefer recruited from the Washington Senators more for his entertainment value than for his 214 average The team may not have hit much but their pitching staff was the best in the league with a 2 60 earned run average The anchor was right hander Ed Reulbach 21 10 2 23 ERA whom the Dodgers had cut for his efforts to organize players into a protective association Recommended Reading Courting Danger Actress Christina Jackson Sinclair was central to settling the interleague war Threatening to move the franchise to New York for 1916 even though the Federal League was collapsing financially he emerged from the peace negotiations with a profit gaining a direct 100 000 buyout over 10 years and control of most of his player contracts which he sold to teams in the established leagues Then he returned to the oil business where profits were more readily available But his story didn t end there In 1927 Sinclair was charged with bribing Interior Secretary Albert B Fall to secure government oil leases in the Teapot Dome Scandal His case ended in a mistrial because he had the jurors followed for which he was found guilty of contempt of court and served six months in jail Nor did the Peppers story end with the 1915 season Even after Sinclair had abandoned the cause and the new league folded backup first baseman Rupert Mills insisted on honoring his contract Refusing a 600 buyout of the 3 000 owed him for the 1916 season he agreed to work out every day for seven hours So for 65 days until he left in July to play for Harrisburg in the New York State League Mills showed up at Harrison Park making him the only Federal League player in 1916 As for Harrison Park it burned to the ground in 1923 Nick Acocella is the editor and publisher of Politifax New Jersey He lives in Hoboken Click to enlarge images Center fielders Edd Roush who became a Hall of Famer

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  • Special Needs, Special Teammates - New Jersey Monthly
    them off the ice Their parents set him straight These kids they said should be treated like any other young athletes Soon many of the kids went from not being able to stand on the ice to skating unassisted Next came stickhandling and shooting As the team jelled and scrimmages ensued something unexpected happened What I was getting back from the families was how the program improved the skaters social lives says DePalma a longtime coach at the Brick Hockey Club They were doing better in school they were doing better with their dexterity with their motor skills Team manager Dina Crepaldi says the program has worked wonders for her 14 year old son Paulie one of the original eight Paulie was born with Down syndrome and his mother says would shut down when nervous Now he is more outgoing calmer under pressure and physically stronger Recommended Reading Court Street School Fortified Students for Anything Support for the team comes from parents the Brick Hockey Club and volunteers including members of the Point Pleasant Boro High School hockey team The Stars will celebrate their season on April 24 with a fundraiser at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant info at their website linked above Everybody has benefited from this program says DePalma I have the other coaches the kids that volunteer it s taught them tolerance and now they ve become advocates It s just been really rewarding all around working with these kids Read more Jersey Living People Sports articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

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  • NHL Warms to Jersey Talent
    powerhouse Boston College where he earned the nickname Johnny Hockey and a gold medal performance in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Europe that marked Gaudreau as a future star As a Boston College senior he led all U S college players in goals assists and points and became the first New Jersey native to earn the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey s finest player Gaudreau broke into the NHL at left wing for the Flames last season scoring a goal on his first shot He debuted alongside another Jersey guy Morristown born Flanders raised Kenny Agostino a two time New Jersey High School Player of the Year at the Delbarton School in Morristown Agostino started this season with Calgary s minor league squad Recommended Reading Courting Danger Actress Christina Jackson Jersey s biggest name in today s NHL is Middletown s James van Riemsdyk The former Olympian now stars for the Toronto Maple Leafs after starting his career as a Philadelphia Flyer Van Riemsdyk s kid brother Trevor is in his rookie season with the Chicago Blackhawks Also skating in the NHL this season Colonia s John Carlson a veteran star with the Washington Capitols and Montvale s Kyle Palmieri now in his fifth season with the Anaheim Ducks I m fortunate to be playing in the NHL says Gaudreau I hope to show younger players from our state that you can make it Click to enlarge images Johnny Gaudreau playing youth hockey at Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell Read more Jersey Living People Sports articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly shotmypaw How is it even possible Bobby Ryan was left out of this article 7

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