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jaccs art Studio-hardyston, nj LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

It’s coming up on a year since Jennifer opened her door at JACCS Art, and invited the community to come express themselves. In the large double suite space, she’s provided a fun, bright, warm environment that  makes your subconscious want to shake your creativity and say “helloooooo, wake up!!”.  How do I do that? 

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Renaissance Full Service Salon Hardyston NJ Local spotlight

Renaissance Full Service Salon

For Michele Paradise; studio owner and stylist, opening Renaissance was a dream come true. Michele has been a stylist, “enhancer of beauty” for over 20 years.

You will surely recognize her the moment you walk in and meet her. She’s been making magic with hair throughout the county in local beauty salons for quite awhile. She’s always loved working with people, creating and producing beautiful results.  

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From Piper's Desk:  Summer 2018 Adventures in Sussex County

Hi Everyone!!!  How have you all been enjoying your Summer so far?  I can't believe it's almost September already.  The Summer season sure does fly by quickly!!!  It's been kind of a rainy one this year, especially during our weekends unfortunately.  It's been great weather for our local produce though.  My Mom has been super excited about the local squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, blueberries...the list goes on.  We buy most of our local produce at Windy Brow Farms in Fredon.  My parents have been very much enjoying the peaches from the farm this year, as they do every year.  We treat ourselves weekly to the homemade ice cream made at Windy Brow too and what a treat it is!!!  Mom and Dad get me my own little dish now and I enjoy it immensely!!!!

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From Piper's Desk:  Happy July 4th!!!!

Hi Everyone and Happy 4th of July!!!!  I hope you all have been enjoying happy celebrations with your family and friends!!!!  It's strange to have the holiday land right in the middle of the week this year but we've been enjoying it nonetheless.  Summer is just flying by with so many fun times!  One of my very favorite things we've done so far this year is a big trip to Folly Beach in South Carolina (very near to Charleston).  The beaches there are so very awesome and dog friendly.  I was only banned from the beach from 10:00 AM through to 6:00 PM every day, which worked out perfectly because even though it was only the first week of June when we were there, it was hot enough that my parents had to keep me tucked in the shade during the midday heat.  I really just had the best time ever running on the beaches there and my enthusiasm earned me quite a few admiring comments from passersby.  Some people asked how long I could keep running up and down the beach to catch my ball; my Mom and Dad were quick to let them know that I could quite possibly keep going forever if I was allowed.  :)

From Piper's Desk: Celebrating Spring with Runs, Pool-time and Ice Cream

Hi Everyone!!!!  I'm so sorry I missed catching up with you in April!!!!  To be honest, I haven't been up to much that's different from what I'm up to most of the time.  I've been running a lot more now that the trails are all clear of snow, although my parents have to be careful now that it's so much warmer so that I don't overheat.  While the cold doesn't bother me at all, I am really very sensitive to heat so we run early and for much shorter distances than we would in cooler temperatures.   Playtime is still my favorite time of the day but that has also been affected by the heat.  Dad often likes to tease me by saying I'm "laying down on the job" because I take quite a few breaks to catch my breath (I'd like to see how he fared if he played as hard as I do!!!!).  Mom and Dad got me a super awesome pool that helps me keep up to my usual playtime quota.  My pool is actually a stock tank from Tractor Supply because after I destroyed my pool from last year, my parents figured out that I needed something that would hold up better to my wild and rough playtime antics.  The Tuff Stuff stock tanks are absolutely perfect as pet pools.  They come in different sizes and they're obviously made to withstand the outside elements.  They are indeed "tough" because even a rough houser such as myself cannot make a dent in these tanks.  I really love to splash around in the pool on warm days.

FROM PIPER'S DESK:  Starting off Spring on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

Hi Everyone and Happy Spring!!!!  I think we were all surprised and more than a little perturbed to have the first days of Spring marked by yet more snow this season.  I'm super ready for Spring at this point myself, even though I absolutely love playing in the snow.  I've had so much of it to play in this year so I'm really ready for the different but also fun stuff that warmer weather brings, especially swimming.  My Mom has been eyeing prospects for a new pool for me, a good solid tough one, given that I destroyed the one I had last year with my somewhat overly exuberant (I will admit) playtime moves. 

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From Piper's Desk: Piper Celebrates his Gotcha Day!

Hi Everyone!!!!  I'm sure you're all as excited as I am that we are getting closer and closer to Spring!  There's just a few weeks now until the official start of Spring.  This has been a really exciting month for me because the anniversary of my "Gotcha Day" (the day my parents took me home from rescue) is in February.  I celebrated the actual day with my own mini ice cream cup (Mom buys me the little single-serve cups of strawberry-flavored Haagen-Dazs for very special occasions) and my parents always donate to rescue organizations in my honor on my Gotcha Days, as well as on my birthdays.  Mom put together this video to commemorate my Gotcha Day this year. 

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From Piper's Desk: First Report for 2018

Hi Everyone!!!  Hope you all have had the most wonderful start to 2018!!!  The month of January has gone by so very fast; to think we're already a twelfth of the way through 2018 already is a little unbelievable.  My January has passed by with more of the same fun pastimes I've grown to love.  Lots of playtime, some of it on snow-covered turf, which is especially fun.  I think we'd all agree that this January's weather has been a little erratic with snow one day and then spring-like temps within a few days after the snowfall.  I was pretty upset when this last snowfall we had was melted away.  Thankfully, we always have some longer standing piles from where my Dad has shoveled the snow from the deck and I played in those until even they succumbed to the warm weekend weather we've been seeing.

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Piper's Farewell to 2017 and Wishes to All for a Happy New Year in 2018

Hi Everyone!!!!