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Volume 5-2
March / April 2009
 

INNSIDE STORY
Business and Pleasure at NJ B&B's!

Make your business trip something to remember! In this issue, you'll find things to do when you get out of the office and start your exploration of the Garden State.

After a long day at work, enjoy "Saxophones in Spring"! Hear the true sounds of spring with the Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet as they play modern, classical, and jazz music. The concert starts at 7:00 pm on March 11 in Randolph.

Visit the Dover Flea Market any time after April 19. Take advantage of the good food, great bargains, and nice weather! This will give you a chance to be outside after a day indoors at work.

Head to the iO Theater's "The Improvised Musical" for a night of guaranteed laughter and fun. All of the comedy is improvised, and alumni include Tina Fey, Chris Farley, and many others.  During this show, the cast takes audience suggestions to create a Broadway-style musical with a plot, music, and lyrics. This once-in-a-lifetime event takes place in Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch on April 24.

And when you make your plans for a business trip in New Jersey, be sure to book your stay at one of our member inns!

 

INNSIDE SPECIALS
"Murder at the Jersey Shore!!!!!"— Solve a murder mystery at a low price! This March 14th special includes lodging for two, a murder mystery show, dinner, and a "welcome to the Jersey Shore" wine and cheese social. This is perfect for you if you bring your significant other, a friend or colleague along on your trip. Room prices for one night range from $350 to $450, and if you want to stay another night, you receive a 50% discount. (Atlantic View Inn, Avon-By-The-Sea)

"Elvis Weekend Special"—During the weekend of March 21, enjoy an Elvis Show at Summer Nites in North Wildwood. There will be a featured Elvis impersonator, trivia concert, and much more. Alongside the show, enjoy refreshments and a fun crowd. Call in order to receive special pricing. (Summer Nites, North Wildwood)




MEET THE INNKEEPERS
Laurie Weinstein
York Street House B&B, Lambertville

Laurie and her husband had always thought about becoming innkeepers but having young children made their dream seem out of reach. In 2001, however, they were on a house tour when they saw a beautiful colonial house in which people wanted to create office space. She and her husband felt that the architecture for this house was too exquisite to be made into offices. Six weeks later, it became an inn!
           
Laurie's favorite part of being an innkeeper is the relationships she has with her guests. Most of her guests have been coming for years. She loves to meet new people and keep in touch with previous visitors, who sometimes become close friends. 
           
Laurie has many tales of her time as an innkeeper. She was delighted to once help a man plan and orchestrate his marriage proposal by planning the carriage ride and picnic on a Delaware River dam. Another time, she had two guests claiming they were vampires. They even had the pointy teeth to prove it. At breakfast, she snuck garlic in their eggs and she hasn't seen them since!

Fun Facts: Laurie is still a veterinary technician. She works at the animal hospital once a week. In addition, she loves to sky dive. She wants to go again in the fall. Laurie also makes a mean chocolate chip cookie!

 

EAT INN: Breakfast baked-in-a-pan recipes from our member inns!

Cream cheese is the magic ingredient in this Blueberry French Toast recipe from Whistling Swann Inn in Stanhope.

Add some diced chilies to this Egg and Sausage Soufflé from The Cottage on the River in Island Heights and fire up your day.

 
 
   
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