Roxy’s Best Of…Morris County, New Jersey

The Best of Morris County, New Jersey, from kid stuff (including summer camp) to restaurants to art galleries and shopping

Monthly Archives: December 2008

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Best Restaurants in Morris and Somerset County NJ… or Ring in the New Year at Home with a Little Help from the Best Butchers and Caterers

By: Roxy on 12/30/08 @ 12:25 pm

Whether you’re planning to celebrate the New Year 2009 with family at home or out on the town in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey, if you’re staying local for the holidays, Roxy’s going to help you find what you need to make the season special. I’ve put together a list of Roxy’s Best Of… [...]




Christmas Crisis in Roxy’s Kitchen Sink: Reissmann Plumbing to the Rescue

By: Roxy on 12/26/08 @ 3:53 pm

What is it about the holidays that always seems to bring plumbing problems to our home? Over the past five years since we’ve lived here in Mendham Township, New Jersey, we’ve had the following holiday plumbing incidents:

Thanksgiving 2003: Backed up toilet in the half bath off the kitchen
Thanksgiving 2004: Broken washing machine
Christmas [...]




Quick Holiday Shout Out to CRP Music Store in Rockaway, New Jersey: Thanks for Fixing London’s Guitar

By: Roxy on 12/23/08 @ 6:16 pm

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and Roxy’s Best Of… readers know that my two girls, London and Maddie, have started a basement band (the garage is too cold this time of year) called the Butter Bites. The girl band has asked Santa to bring them a set of drums for Christmas to add to their [...]




New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2008-2009: Morris County NJ Continues the First Night Tradition

By: Roxy on 12/13/08 @ 9:11 am

Twenty years ago, during my first holiday season after graduating from college, I went up to Boston to visit one of my best high school girlfriends, Grey Hound, and learned about Boston’s tradition for celebrating New Year’s Eve.  Even though it is technically the last night of the old year, Bostonians call their celebration “First [...]




Holiday Celebrations at the Best Restaurants in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/9/08 @ 6:15 pm

Whether you’re planning to celebrate the holidays with family at home or out on the town in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey, if you’re staying local for the holidays, Roxy’s going to help you find what you need to make the season special. It’s a work in progress, but I’ve put together a list [...]




Ghost of Girl Scout Present: London’s Brownie Troop Explores the Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Open Now Through Sunday, December 14th

By: Roxy on 12/9/08 @ 2:29 pm

In the midst of this holiday season, I’ve been writing a bit about our family feeling like we’re living out Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol through London’s Brownie troop in the form of the Ghost of Girl Scout Past, Present, and Future. Last weekend, London and Maddie celebrated the Ghost of Girl Scout Past at [...]




Garden State Ballet Presents… The Nutcracker — Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/2/08 @ 7:09 am

The School of the Garden State Ballet (where London and Maddie study dance) Youth Company presents The Nutcracker.  This year’s holiday performance is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park.  A $5.00 donation (maximum $20 per family) is suggested.  For tickets, contact Colleen Murphy (973.599.9387) or [...]