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This past year, my sister-in-law, Jodi Antinori was named Teacher of the Year. She traveled with fellow teachers to Denmark with the Center for International Understanding (http://ciu.northcarolina.edu/). The trip was funded by the James G. K. McClure Foundation. Here is … Continue reading

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Summer Recipes

Here are some simple Summer recipes passed on to me from Margaret, easy and delicious. Tomato Watermelon Salad Ingredients: 8 cups  1 1/4-inch chunks seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds) 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) in assorted colors, cored, cut … Continue reading

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CAB 2012 draws to a close

I’m home.  Alone.  Ahhhh.  The kids are on their way back east.  I listened to classic rock and classical all the way back from the airport.  Needed a hip hop detox. This is always the part where I get all … Continue reading

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CAB Day 6

It was a late morning, since the girls were sleepyheads.  The boys and I made good use of the time by exercising the dogs and watching the second Batman movie, as prep for the afternoon viewing of the new, 3rd … Continue reading

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CAB Day 5 – Columbia State Park

After a raucous (card)game of golf, and muffins, juice and milk for breakfast, we struck out for Columbia State Park (http://www.columbiacalifornia.com/), which is like a Williamsburg for the Gold Rush.  It’s an actual gold rush town, and people dress in … Continue reading

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CAB Day 4 – Heading into Gold Country

Embassy Suites served us a great breakfast.  Vince:  “All this stuff is free?” We were off to Moaning Cavern (http://www.caverntours.com/MoCavRt.htm) and their zip line, up in the Sierras.  Michele Dale, copilot extraordinaire, talked me through the crazy ins and outs … Continue reading

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CAB Day 1

The day dawned sunny and beautiful.  Dawn patrol (James and I) exercised Juneau and talked muffins.  But, then everyone woke up and we decided to keep it simple, so we went with a big meat breakfast.  Never a bad idea. … Continue reading

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CAB 2012 is underway

The Bay Area was on the road today, hoping for a glimpse of the campers.  Bumper to bumper on the way to SFO, but I got there and collected the kids.  They were totally into the cowboy hats, and looked … Continue reading

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Camp Aunt Betsy 2012

On Thursday, my daughter Grace, with cousins Michele and James Dale, and Vincent (who traveled up from the Burnsville, NC Antinoris) headed off to Camp Aunt Betsy for the week. My sister-in-law, Betsy, goes above and beyond to make it … Continue reading

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Cooking Cousins

The Sea Girt kitchen is abuzz this weekend and dessert is the feature. (when isn’t it) Cindy Depice and cousin Kate Mundell passed on their creations. Marilyn’s Blueberry pie (made by Cindy) Pastry for 1 9” pie crust, baked until … Continue reading

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Avery Alexander

Congratulations to Loanna and Ralph on the birth of their baby boy. All the best to the proud grandparents and their families. July 10 6lbs 8ounces  7:38 pm. 19 inches

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The Beach and a Birthday

This past weekend, the weather was perfect to be at the beach and also good timing to celebrate Marilyn’s 60th birthday. Those of us who were down to Sea Girt this weekend enjoyed a nice time taking in the sun, … Continue reading

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R.I.P Wellen G. Davison

Sadly,  my sister-in-law Debbi’s father passed away on Tuesday. Dave was a quiet, kind, and intelligent man with many impressive achievements.   It was always nice to see him at family gatherings and when he wasn’t up to coming he … Continue reading

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The Season Opener

Summer is finally here and we kicked it off in Sea Girt this Memorial Day weekend. We left Saturday morning and on the way down we stopped at Delicious Orchards to pick up a few pies and other items. We … Continue reading

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The Graduate

This past Sunday, Kate Mundell graduated from Haverford College. It is now a Mundell tradition.  Paul Mundell, Sr is an alum and Paul Jr. will be attending this fall. Betsy met Paul while attending neighboring Bryn Mawr College.  Several family … Continue reading

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And with your spirit

On Saturday, May 12, Grace received the sacrament of  Confirmation. Julia was her sponsor. Long time Antinori friend, Bishop Marconi presided over the ceremony.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing my mom and mother-in-law, and all the moms I know, a happy and restful day.

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David and Josemine

This past weekend was filled with another notable event.  On Sunday, Jane and John cheerfully invited us to join with them to congratulate their son David on his engagement and to meet his lovely fiance, Josemine.  The couple was here … Continue reading

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What a surprise…

it was to walk into The Stony Hill Inn on Saturday. The intimate luncheon invitation from my mom, mother-in-law Betty, and Eleanor Reuther to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary turned into an event that was beyond belief. Charlie and our … Continue reading

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Doug DePice, the next Food Network star?

Well…Doug recently met Amanda Freitag, a judge on Food Network’s Chopped.   Amanda was very impressed with his cheesecake that we all know and love. Here’s the story Marilyn relayed to me: Amanda Freitag came to our library.  Her grandmother, … Continue reading

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