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Jersey Shore Family FALL ISSUE 2017



Jersey Shore Family FALL ISSUE 2017


publisher’s note Ready for Fall? We’re excited to bring you the Jersey Shore Family ‘Back to School’ issue! We hope these pages will have your whole family looking forward to the change of seasons! Among it’s treasures, South Jersey is home to some of the East Coast’s finest family farms. Take the kids and get lost in a corn maze, sing along on a pumpkin patch hayride or build a scarecrow together. As always, JSF has some great coupons to make your Fall experience even better! Last year’s trend was hunting for Pokémon—this year it’s rocks! Check out our tips on how to get your family involved with your community and ‘Pay it Forward’ with this new inspirational craze. Time for another Bucket List for the Fall! What’s on your list? Apple cider? Pumpkin patch? Share your fall memories with us and take some photos to share with us via email or through Facebook. Most importantly, remember safety comes FIRST! This issue also shares helpful reminders on bus safety as you get ready to start another school year! Don’t forget to download the Jersey Shore Family’s Back-to-School printables and use them to start the year out right. Get those camera’s ready, snap some pictures and enter our annual First Day of School photo contest on Facebook. Jersey Shore Family FALL ISSUE 2017

inside Features:

Painted Rocks?.......................... 6-7 Fall Bucket List.......................... 8-9 Ride Safe................................ 10-11 Fall Happenings.................... 12-15 Tips to get invoivled ....... 16-17

P.O. Box 96, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 PUBLISHER, Pam Joseph and Sherrii Brentari To place an event listing e-mail information to pamela.jsf@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT PAM pamela.jsf@gmail.com

609-829-8796 DESIGN BY Ugly Baby Marketing, LLC www.UglyBabyMarketing.com Jersey Shore Family is a free publication with a combined circulation of approximately 20,000 distributed through Atlantic County and online. Printed in the U.S. The publisher and advertisers will not be liable or responsible for typographical errors, omissions, misinformation, etc. contained in this publication. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for products which are in violation of the law. Comments can be received at pamela.jsf@gmail.com. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. All contents copyright 2017 Jersey Shore Family.



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Last year everyone was hunting Pokemon... This year? You guessed it...





If you’re not up to speed with the latest social media craze you may be missing out on some much needed inspiration. The Kindness Rocks Project was started by Megan Murphy, a Massachusetts life coach. The concept is simple—paint a rock, hide it in a park or public place and “pay it forward” to the next person to find your rock and, if you’re so inclined, post a snapshot of your rock on one of the many Facebook Pages that have sprung up online. If you’re not sure where to post your piece of art or your new found treasure we’d love to share them with our friends. Please post on the Jersey Shore Family facebook page and you may just see yourself on the pages of the next issue of Jersey Shore Family!

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t s i L t e k c FALL Bu Visit a Pumpkin Patch Go on a Hayride.

Learn how to ride a horse visit Patina Farms in Egg Harbor Township

Try Birchgrove Park in Northfield

Shop at a Farmers Market

Go on a fall picnic

Brave the Cornfield of Terror at

Get lost in the 4 Acre Corn Maze at

R and J’s in Galloway. www.randjfarm.com

Butterhof ’s Shady Brook Farm in Egg Harbor City www.shadybrookfarmnj.com

Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Enjoy a bonfire

show times visit www.delseadrive-in.com

Go to a Drive In Movie for movies and

Play flag football

Visit a haunted house

Jump in a pile of leaves

Jump in a foam pit. Everest Gymnastics in

Carve a pumpkin Paint a rock for a cause

Galloway offers Family Fun Night every Friday

Watch a movie under the stars.at the

Galloway Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Rd.

R &of Galloway J Farm • Great for Birthday Parties • Fall Decorations • Pallet Wood Signs • Christmas Tree Tagging


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Watch a scary movie

Decorate for Fall. Make some decorations out of foliage and pine cones

Make Halloween costumes

Float down a lazy river at Sahara Sam’s in

Bake a Pumpkin Pie

West Berlin

Clean out the closets. It’s a great time to think consignment.

Toast marshmallows or make s’mores

Visit Next Generation Exchange in Northfield

Have a nature scavenger hunt

Make Apple Cider

Build a scarecrow

Go to a football game

Pick your own Apples!

Go to a Pumpkin Festival. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a family favorite. www.sjpumpkinshow.com

Make Caramel Apples Go Trick or Treating

Go to a Halloween Parade

Enjoy Octoberfest at Historic Smithville

Fly a kite

Get creative at the Crayola Experience in

Take a Nature Walk

Easton PA

Make Fall Cookies

Bring the family together and come to Birch Grove to enjoy the fall weather. Perfect for families avoiding certain frights, bring the kids for a seasonal night!

Visit www.pickyourown.org

See a play at the Cape May Stage


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Hayride Hours/Dates 6pm-9pm October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28


Ride Safe Bus safety tips for back-to-school While school safety is of the utmost importance to parents, millions of school-age children begin and end their days with a bus ride. To provide some measures for parents to help increase safety going to and from the bus and during the ride, the National Association for Pupil Transportation offers these tips.

Before the Bus Arrives • Ensure backpacks are packed securely so papers and other items don’t scatter as the bus approaches. • Create a morning routine that puts kids at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pickup time. This helps avoid a last-minute rush, when safety lessons are easily forgotten, and ensures kids are safely in place for boarding. • Encourage children to wear bright, contrasting colors so they can be seen easier by drivers. • Walk young children to the bus stop or encourage kids to walk in groups. There is safety in numbers; groups are easier for drivers to see. • Instruct children to walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, advise them to stay out of the street, walk single-file, face traffic and stay as close to the edge of the road as possible. • If kids must cross a street, driveway or alley, remind them to stop and look both ways before crossing. • Verify that the bus stop location offers good


visibility for the bus driver; if changes are needed, talk with nearby homeowners or school district officials to implement changes. Never let kids wait in a house or car, where the driver may miss seeing them approach the bus. • Remind children that the bus stop is not a playground. Balls or other toys can roll into the street and horseplay could result in falling into the path of oncoming traffic. • Instruct children to stay at least three steps away from the road and allow the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching it.

On the Bus Ride • When boarding the bus, items can get bumped and dropped. Caution children that before picking anything up, they should talk to the driver and follow instructions to safely retrieve their possessions. • Teach safe riding habits: stay seated with head, hands and feet inside at all times; use a seatbelt (if available); keep bags and books out of the aisle and remain seated until the bus

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stops moving. Also instruct children to never throw things on the bus or out the windows and to never play with or block the emergency exits. • Remind kids that yelling and other loud noises are off limits as they could distract the driver. • If cell phones and other electronic devices are permitted, instruct children to mute the sound or use headphones so as not to create a distraction for the driver or other riders.

Leaving the Bus • Remind children to look before stepping off the bus. If they must cross the street, teach them to do so in front of the bus by taking five big steps from the front of the bus, making eye contact with the driver and waiting for the signal that it • Make the bus ride part of your daily “how was is safe to begin crossing. school?” discussion. Encourage kids to talk about the things they see and hear on the bus • For parents who meet their kids at the bus so you can discuss appropriate behaviors and, stop, remember that in their excitement kids if necessary, report any concerns to school may dart across the street. Eliminate the risk administrators. by waiting on the side of the street where kids exit the bus.

The Corn Maze is Open Mid Sept. thru October 31

Saturdays & Sundays from 10am -4pm • Evenings & weekdays reservations only (weather permitting)


• U-Pick Pumpkin Patch • Childrens’ Activities • Hayrides • Apple Cider • Corn Stalks • Mums

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Happenings SEPTEMBER 16TH, 10AM-4PM

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org

Memorial Park, Main Street & Rt. 50, Mays Landing

The Hamilton Historical Society is hosting it’s annual ART and CRAFT show and sale. A unique Group of Art and Craft vendor’s along with food vendor’s will make for a fun and interesting day.

SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH The Atlantic City Seafood Festival! Bader Field, Albany Ave. Atlantic City Great live music, local vendors, fun activities and most importantly- SEAFOOD from amazing local restaurants!!! Admission to our festival is $5

Children under 12 free - On-site parking is Free


SEPTEMBER 23RD & 24TH, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Margate Fall Fun Fest

Amherst Avenue between Decatur and Coolidge Avenues. Free admission to Celebrate the start of Fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food.

SEPTEMBER 29TH AT DUSK (7:30PM) Galloway Twp. Free Movie Night & Fireworks Municipal Complex, Jimmie Leeds Rd. Fireworks to follow approx. 10 pm

Happy Grandparents Day 12

SEPTEMBER 30TH (Rain November 1) Historic Smithville Enjoy live music, Italian food, wine tasting, vendors and more.

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Open April through December Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


OCTOBER 7TH & 8TH 10 AM-5 PM Historic Smithville A celebration with 100+ unique crafters, live music and one of a kind food!

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Museum of American Glass Award-winning Museum Stores Artist Studio Demonstrations Classes & Experiences Scenic Picnic Areas Nature Trail Festival of Fine Craft Oct. 7 & 8, 2017



1501 Glasstown Rd | Millville, NJ 08332



The Robert Shackleton Playhouse 405 Lafayette St. Cape May SEP 27-NOV 10


WED-SAT | 7:30 PM SAT & SUN | 3 PM


NOV 15-DEC 30



List of Parades and events at www.jerseyshorefamily.com


THUR-SAT | 7:30 PM SAT & SUN | 3 PM

capemaystage.org 609-770-8311


Holiday Light Show Thanksgiving till January 6, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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Tips to Get Involved at Your Child’s SCH O O L For some parents, back-to-school season can be bittersweet as they watch their kids grow more independent each year. Taking on an active role at your child’s school is a simple way to provide support and stay engaged. Whether your schedule is relatively open or you’re juggling multiple demands, there are ways for virtually all families to participate in their children’s classrooms.


Volunteer in the classroom.

Today’s teachers are busier than ever, developing classroom lessons, teaching to rigorous curriculum standards, coaching and chairing extracurricular activities and tackling their own professional development goals. This can leave little down time to coordinate special activities or classroom celebrations, but that’s where parent volunteers can play an essential role.

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Develop relationships with teachers

Creating a connection with your child’s teacher can be based on more than checking in on performance and behavior. Sharing resources and ideas with teachers makes you an ally and an asset to the classroom. One example is the Tom’s of Maine “Green Your School Fund,” which will give $1 million to classrooms nationwide this year so students can roll up their sleeves and tackle hands-on environmental projects. Learn more about the program and how you can help your child’s teacher submit a classroom project at GreenSchoolFund.com.

Join a formal organization.

School organizations like the Parent Teacher Association are designed specifically to engage parents in the education system. Members have a direct connection to news about what’s happening in the school.

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Take part in field trips.

Many rich learning opportunities exist outside the classroom, but those activities are often limited by chaperone availability. Both schools and most field trip destinations require certain studentto-chaperone ratios for safety and optimal learning. Joining a classroom field trip allows you to share the experience sideby-side with your own child.

Share your talents.

There are ways parents can get involved without straying too far from what they know best. If you’re looking for something hands-on, many schools welcome community support to help build props or sew costumes for the school play, host a lesson on a favorite artist, share cultural traditions or help run activities like science fairs or field days. If you’re unsure how to get started, contact your student’s teacher to find out how you can make the biggest impact.


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We're excited to bring you a 'Back to School' issue that will have the whole family looking forward to the change of seasons! Among it's tr...

Jersey Shore Family Fall 2017  

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