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July 14-22, 2018!
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William Alexander "Bud" Abbott
 (1895 –  1974) was an American actor, producer and comedian. 

He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello. ~Born in Asbury Park 

 His sidekick 
Lou Costello 
came into the world as Louis Francis Cristillo 11 years later in Paterson. They first teamed up in vaudeville in the 1930s. It was a pairing determined by fate.

Listen to "Paul Simon born  October 13, 1941 in Newark, NJ.
Visit Bruce Springsteen website
http://www.brucespringsteen.net/
The Horse
The state animal of New Jersey is the horse (Equus caballus). The U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters are in New Jersey. After signing the law to officially designate the horse as New Jersey's state animal in 1977, Governor Byrne said:

"The founding fathers of our state thought so highly of the horse that they included it in our state seal. Today there are 4,654 horse farms in New Jersey, of which 888 raise racing horses. The Horse industry makes a contribution to the preservation of green acres at a time when great demands are being made for the preservation of our land."

Michael McCarthy and his classmates at Our Lady of Victories School in Harrington Park and to James Sweetman of Freehold NJ...... It is because of their efforts that the horse is now the State Animal of New Jersey."


      “I believe in you and me. 
I'm like Albert Schweitzer,  Bertrand Russell and Albert   Einstein in that I have a respect for life--in any form. 

I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.”

      ~Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City
Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., March 2, 1962 in NJ) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder, occasional rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was named after him. To date they have sold over 130 million albums worldwide.. 
   The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to make a coloring book available. Click bears. 
Love Animals. Please Don't Eat Them. Go Veggie! 
Einstein taught at Princeton.
http://www.princeton.edu/main/ 

Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921, but history would soon intervene. The Nazis were on the rise in his native Germany, and the Jewish-born Einstein was targeted for assassination. He moved to the United States in 1933, and worked at Princeton University in New Jersey for the rest of his days. There he became a central figure in the fight to curtail the use of the atom bomb, and a strong voice against racism and nationalism.

Einstein’s name has become synonymous with genius and creativity. Named Person of the Century by TIME in 1999, Einstein is a rare icon, whose wisdom extended far beyond the realm of science to reveal a man with an almost childlike sense of wonder and a profound love of humanity.
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Allen Ginsberg born June 3, 1926
 – April 5, 1997  American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture.
Bruce Springsteen
Born: September 23, 1949 ) 
Freehold, NJ
Meryl Streep, actor 
Born June 22, 1949  
Summit, New Jersey
General  Norman Schwarzkopf
August 22, 1934-December 27, 2012 
From Trenton, New Jersey
Francis Albert Sinatra
Born: December 12, 1915 , 
in Hoboken, NJ
Died: May 14, 1998  Los Angeles, CA  
 The night after Sinatra's death, the lights on the Empire State Building in New York City were turned blue.
Jon Stewart & wife Tracey with children at their NJ farm sanctuary Bufflehead Farm. Click to read more. 

New Jersey 
Entered the Union: December 18, 1787 
Capital: Trenton
Origin of Name: from the British Channel Isle of Jersey
State Nickname: Garden State
State Tree: Red Oak
State Fruit: Blueberry 
State Song: "I'm From New Jersey"
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
State Flower: Purple Violet
State Forests: 11 • State Parks: 39
State Mammal: Horse
Famous For: Princeton University, Tourist Resorts
Famous New Jerseyites: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Jerry Lewis (comedians), Edwin Aldrin (astronaut), Aaron Burr (Vice President), Count Basie (jazz), Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen (musicians), William J. Brennan, Antonin Scalia (US Supreme Court), Grover Cleveland (President), Stephen Crane (writer), Albert Einstein (scientist), Richard Nixon (President), H. Norman Schwarzkopf (general), Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Paul Simon (singers), Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Dick Vitale (broadcaster) , Bruce Willis (actors), many more. 
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Jon Bon Jovi
Born March 2, 1962
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Bruce Willis with Bella. Bruce's Alma materMontclair State University
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he 
was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon,
 and the second person to walk on it.
Born: January 20, 1930             Glen Ridge, NJ
State Flower
Purple Flower
Red Oak is the NJ State Tree
Vivienne Patricia Scialfa Springsteen 
BornJuly 29, 1953  Origin Deal, NJ
Jon Stewart & Tracey Stewart purchased the Colts Neck NJ property
 for an educational sanctuary.
Whitney Houston 
Born: August 9, 1963
Died: February 11, 2012 
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Shaquille O’Neal
 (w/ his dog 1995) 
Born: March 6, 1971    Newark,New Jersey
John Owen Brennan 
Former CIA Director
Born September 22, 1955 
Jersey City, New Jersey

Steve Forbes 
July 18, 1947 
Morristown, New Jersey
Alma materPrinceton University
New Jersey is home to more than 9,071 farms covering 715,057 acres of farmland. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production. For example, New Jersey ranks: 5th in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 3rd in bell peppers, 4th in peach production. The state also produces an abundance of tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, soybeans and nursery stock.  
The first balloon flight in America was made by Jean-Pierre Blanchard. On January 9, 1793 he landed a balloon at Deptford, NJ carrying a letter from George Washington (and a dog) .
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist and adjunct professor of communication. She launched her journalism career at CNN, first as a news writer, then as a producer in the network’s documentary unit; she’s also produced programs for Animal Planet and HGTV.    http://jackiskole.com/
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”          —Roger Caras 

Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, socialite, who spent much of her life in NJ.  A lover of animals, in particular her dogs and pet camels, in her later years Duke became a wildlife refuge supporter, an environmental conservationist, Left money to her dogs. Click Doris to learn more. 
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.'                                       ~Albert Einstein
Inspiration for Veg Living. 
John Travolta 
Born: February 18, 1954  Englewood, NJ
                                Jerry Lewis   
 Born: March 16, 1926, Newark, NJ
Died: August 20, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
Dick Vitale 
Basketball -ESPN 
graduate of Seton Hall 
born June 9, 1939  Passaic, NJ

"I learned from my Mom and Dad, who didn't have a formal education but had doctorates of love. They told me that if you gave 110 % all the time, a lot of beautiful things will happen. I may not always be right, but no one can ever accuse me of not having a genuine love and passion for whatever I do."
William Paterson
STATESMAN
One of the framers of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. senator (1789–90), and governor of New Jersey (1790–93). He also served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1793 to 1806.
Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26,1975 in
 East Orange, New Jersey) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.
Protect Our Oceans and Marine Life.
Organize a Beach Clean, 
Buzz & his granddog Sahara. Buzz & wife Lois admit to being "cat people."