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Happy Spring everyone! Welcome to The Showcase Magazine’s April/May edition! With so many wonderful events and occasions from Easter to Mother’s Day, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo and communions to graduations, be sure to use this issue as your go to for all your “Spring” & “Entertaining” needs! LOCAL businesses are ready to assist you in planning the perfect celebration, upgrade your home, pamper yourself and so much more.

We are excited about this issue with its lovely front cover “Spring Parade” painted by artist Neela Pushparaj. In addition, we are thrilled to see all our returning advertisers as well as new ones.

Spring is a time of fresh new starts and clean ups! Check out the Home &Garden Section for LOCAL landscapers, contractors, and roofers to help you with all your home projects. Just in time for Easter & Mother’s Day, our Dining Section features LOCAL restaurants and The KidsSummer FunSection has many options and entertaining activities for parents to choose from for the kids. The Health & Beauty Section is full of LOCAL health professionals and, beauty experts.

We have Showcased 5 advertisers with Showcase Salutes; please take the time to read all about these businesses and their success stories. Featured salutes include: Anew Kitchen & Bath, Ankle & Foot Specialist of NJ, Arthur Murray Dance Centers, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Warren Twp. Summer Fun.

Don’t forget to check out the Spring Word Find on page 26 for a chance to win two FREE dance classes from Arthur Murray Dance Centers. Just solve it, fax it, email it or mail in and it’s that easy to win! And if you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the “Cutie Pie” award, go to page 8 for all the details! We love receiving your adorable baby pics!

In the spirit of Giving Back, The Showcase Magazine continues to donate and for a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on the Giving Back tab. Looking for a way to give back? The Giving Back Column on pg. 32 Showcases 3 organizations looking for donations and time.

The Showcase is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram and friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their goods and services. Our ON-LINE Business Guide is bigger and better than ever with over 100 businesses and new additions joining every day! Just go to www.theshowcasemagazine.net and click on Business Guide. You will find categories to make it easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. Can’t find it? Just email or call us and we will be more than happy to refer you.

We would like to thank our readers and advertisers for supporting us as well as the businesses and professionals of The Showcase Magazine, who have made it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 22 years, going on 23! We encourage you to SHOP SMART and SHOP LOCAL!LOCAL IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE!

Wishing you and your families a warm and sunny spring season!

Nina and Patti

Featured Articles

Giving Back: Night to Shine - Sponsored by the Tim Teebow Foundation

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. This February 8, 2019, Night to Shine celebrated its fifth anniversary! On one night, 655 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 100,000 honored guests through the support of 200,000 volunteers!

Donate today and help grow Night to Shine in 2020 to celebrate even more honored guests.

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By The Exits

Not all New Jersey exits have numbers – sometimes the old joke, “Oh, you’re from Jersey? What exit?” – might not have the punchline you’d expect. After exploring the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, 2019 finds “By the Exits” taking detours along east-west highways and looking “down south” to the Pinelands and beyond.

This month we double down and look at two south Jersey roads that are both worth a look for your next in-state road trip and are the same highway for part of their lengths. Route 47 and Route 55 both offer some fun, fascinating stops as you roam from Cape May County all the way to the Delaware River. Best way to start? Take the Parkway to Exit 4 for the Wildwoods, where Route 47 begins at the world-famous Boardwalk (as Rio Grande Avenue). Where it takes you next is up to you!

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For Most It’s a Sad Goodbye to The King George Inn

Invariably known by such names as Mountain House, Mount Bethel Inn, Sans Souci, the name it is most associated with is the King George Inn. Upon buying it in 1953 my grandparents renamed it after the road that ran behind, alongside and then barely in front of the building called King George Road - an early Colonial era King's highway that ran from Morristown to Perth Amboy.

My grandparents had moved to Millington in 1939 and sporadically drove past the inn. Moving to a farm along the Dead River at the bottom of King George Road bordering Bernards Township in 1949 they drove more frequently past the building buying some groceries at Martin's General Store across the street. My grandfather had several restaurants in Rahway and at the time owned a Jerry O'Mahoney built diner nestled next to the train abutment on Park Avenue in Plainfield. My grandmother was a dreamer - it came from an impoverished childhood beset with deep and tragic disappointments...

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