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Book Review on a great Summer Read

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Book-It List & Reviews, In The News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We at the Book Garden always like to know what our friends think about the books they read. This ‘report’ was given to us by Becca (age 14). I just finished Yvonne Prinz’s book “If you’re Lucky.” As soon as I started to read it, it became really hard to put down. The book has a great story line full of twists and turns and it had me on the edge of my seat! It’s a perfect story for someone who likes mystery and suspense. my guess is: she like it! tell us of your book experiences too

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Frenchtown History Book Launched with Celebration

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in In The News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reprinted from The Democrat By Rick Epstein Tired of telling customers at their Book Garden book store that there is no Frenchtown history book still in print, Caroline Scutt and Robert Rando wrote one. The publication of “Frenchtown, New Jersey; History Along the River” (The History Press) was celebrated Friday evening with readings of poetry and other works and a book-signing at their Bridge Street book shop. The book starts and ends with words of Frenchtown adoration — a foreword by Mayor Warren Cooper and an afterword by best-selling author Liz Gilbert. And in between is the history of Frenchtown starting with the Leni-Lenapes and proceeding right up to now. On Friday evening, a few dozen people stood on the sidewalk while Frenchtown poetry was read by three Frenchtown poets — the mayor, Skye Van Saun and John Smith. Cooper also read his introduction to the book. Three fourth-grade essays on historical parts of the town were read. Scutt’s daughter Julia read her own essay about the river bridge and she read Heidi Haver’s essay about the Barn Theater. Ava Musolino read her piece about the railroad. Refreshments were served, including a cake made by Stephanie Markert Haver, which included a replica of the book. That meant rendering in frosting John Schmidtberger’s painting of the old Hummer building. The feat was widely admired and consumed with enthusiasm. Rando has managed pharmaceutical discovery and development programs and has written for scientific journals. He later turned to writing fiction. He produces River Town Radio Theatre, a program that airs on WDVR-FM in Sergeantsville. Scutt volunteers with the United Way, and has been a reporter for Travel Weekly. She has also written for a variety of print and online outlets. Her novel “Some Girls” was published in 2013. “Frenchtown, New Jersey” is for sale at the Book Garden, retailing for $21.99. You could buy it online, too, but the authors are booksellers, after...

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World Explorers Book Club Sept 26

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is it: A monthly Friday afternoon reading club for kids ages 6ish to 11ish. What do we do: Lots of things, including reading from some of our favorite books. Just bring your imagination. Next meeting: Friday, Sept. 26th at 4pm This month we will create a magical book tree! There is no cost to participate in this fantastic afternoon – snacks included! Email Caroline@bookgarden.biz for more information....

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River Town River Theatre Gathering

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in In The News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just in case any of you did not know, tomorrow (June 26) the River Town Radio Theatre will have its first performance on WDVR for an original piece entitled: What Davidson Heard. The piece will be live on air and stream (for those too far away to tune in) from the radio station (http://www.wdvrfm.org/). Jethro Kin’s show ‘Freewheelin’ starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights and our first act will begin shortly after the 7:30 news break. After this RTRT will take a short break (7 to 10 days) from practicing so the writers can put the finishing touches on the next piece which is going to combine several different motifs including comedy/tragedy and music (all to be recorded). Stay tuned and I’ll post the time/place schedule for when we begin practice for...

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Support Teens with Cancer with a Card

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in In The News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

7 6 5 4 3 2 1 36 32 33 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 35 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 20 21 22 23 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 8 9 10 11     Our very own Emma Rando will be cycling 4000 miles across the U.S. to raise $4,000 for the Ulma Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Help us help Emma meet her goal by purchasing one (or more) of beautiful greeting cards featuring Emma’s breathtaking photos above. Email rreprrando@comcast.net for an order form if you would like to purchase a card, a print or make a donation. Each card is $4 and all purchases are tax...

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