Posts Tagged "local"

Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in | 0 comments

Pete Tucker is a life-long resident of Pittstown, NJ. His farm is in the heart of agricultural area of Hunterdon County. Meaning no disrespect to anyone’s feats of higher learning, he holds a Doctorate degree from Hard Knocks University in Pittstown where his career entailed a quizzical mixture of occupations and assiduous study. He retired at 49 years old after selling his co-owned Tucker Publishing Co. in Flemington, New Jersey. Tucker and his wife, Judy, own most of the original family farm where they watch the horses graze and the hay being baled. Somebody has to do it! Tucker attributes many of his life’s rewards and accomplishments to early life on the...

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Small Business Saturday Sale

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in | 0 comments

We wouldn’t be here without the support of our community and we’d like to show our appreciation by inviting you to stop by on Small Business Saturday and take advantage of our Buy-one-get-one half price new book sale! WE’ve got something for every reader in your life – and something for you too! We’ll be featuring titles by our wonderful array of local authors – local wine and cheese too. Thank you for joining us in our ongoing celebration of stories!

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Milford ALIVE Authors Room Line Up

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Milford Alive to Host Local Authors   This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from Hunterdon County. The Authors’ Room will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. The following authors will be featured this year: Felicia Sanzari Chernesky Felicia is a writer and poet whose critically acclaimed books include:  Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes; Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting; Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color, and Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of opposites. This series of rhyming concept books was inspired by visits to farms in Hunterdon County, where her family lives. All are beautifully illustrated by Susan Swan and published by Albert Whitman. Her latest book, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!, was just released, and her first prose picture book, The Boy Who Said Nonsense will be published by Albert Whitman in the spring of 2016. Thérese Halscheid’s new collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Tommy Reynolds was born in New York City and raised in Long Beach, Long Island seven houses from the beach. As a kid he played sports in the street with his friends, then in organized leagues, during all three seasons; football/soccer, basketball and his favorite, baseball. He attended Chaminade High School, an all-boys prep school run by the Marianist Brothers. After Chaminade he attended Manhattan College. At Manhattan Tommy was a sports writer and co-sports editor of the school newspaper, The Quadrangle. He covered the Jaspers’ basketball, baseball and crew teams. Upon graduation he entered the business world, embarking on a successful twenty four year career in the world of finance. Tommy is an active racquetball player, runner and softball player, currently residing in beau colic Clinton, NJ with his three children. In his spare time he umpires men’s baseball games. The Game is his first novel. Myrna J. Smith grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, married young and completed a masters degree before giving birth to three children. During her 34-year career as a professor, she wrote extensively in the field of education. After her midlife divorce, her exploration of the world’s religions brought her to India four times . Today she enjoys competitive bridge and continues to travel at every opportunity. God and Other Men is Myrna’s first book that explores her life through the lens of spirituality. For her next writing project, about the healing power of sound, she hopes to visit Australia and learn about the didgeridoo from the aborigines. Myrna lives in Hunterdon County, NJ. Ed York is known to many people in our area as the crossing guard for Milford public school, posted at Milford’s traffic light. He is also an assistant librarian at Milford Public Library. Ed is known for writing books about local history. In 2015 he authored two books; Abigail Roberts: Revival Preacher, is a biography of the remarkable woman who, in 1827, founded what would...

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Local Authors Showcased at Milford ALIVE

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

There must be something in the water because the Delaware River Valley is flooded with talented authors and several will be on hand to discuss their work at The Authors Room during Milford ALIVE on Saturday, Sept. 27th.   “This is the second year The Book Garden is hosting The Authors Room and we are looking forward to another great turnout,” said Robert Rando, owner of the Indie bookshop, located in neighboring Frenchtown. “We are very fortunate to have so many incredible authors living in our community and to be able to meet more than a dozen in one afternoon is exciting for book lovers.”   Stop by the Authors Room in front of the Milford Train Station from noon until 6pm to meet an old or soon-to-be favorite author – or in many cases ‘author/artist – including: Barbara Steingas, Kathryn Finegan Clark, Janet Cargill, Phoebe Wilcox, Denise Ann Saldutti Egielski, Edward F. Petersen, Keith Strunk, Kathi Kurz, Christina Paul and many more. For a complete list visit the Authors Room online at   Also visiting will be Nicole Smith from Room to Read, an organization that works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. Room to read also supports girls to help them complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. The Book Garden will be raffling off a copy of Creating Room to Read, written by the organization’s founder John Wood.   Visit for a complete listing of authors and other details. The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown;

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