Notes on the State of New Jersey is live!

Thanks to the talented John Conde, Notes on the State of New Jersey is officially up and running!   We met in Freehold yesterday, at Moores Tavern, to iron out a few more details and features of the new website.  Contributors are at work on compelling, upcoming content.  Links are working.  And…we’re on our way!
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I am very excited (if you couldn’t already tell!) about this project because through it, we will be working to keep New Jersey’s history alive while also preserving present-day New Jersey experiences.  Inspired by the book written by Thomas Jefferson in 1781 called Notes on the State of Virginia, which was written as a series of answers to queries about the state from an inquiring party overseas, this project will answer questions about the Garden State and its history in a similar fashion.  We’ll also be highlighting and promoting the state’s contemporary attractions, destinations, and the accomplishments of notable individuals.
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It’s going to be a lot of fun!
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Bookmark the site.  Submit some questions.  Be a part of history.
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~Melissa
The Jersey Girl
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A spring makeover for The Jersey Girl

The Jersey Girl site has a new look for spring courtesy of brilliant web developer, John Conde!

Conde, a Jackson, NJ resident who has been a web developer for 12 years, understood that I wanted to maintain the original simplicity of the site, but also incorporate a little Jersey Girl personality.  He worked his magic, and I am so thrilled with our new color scheme.

If you have questions about web development, John Conde is the person to go to.  His tutorials on Authorize.Net (a payment gateway provider) are a beneficial resource for many web developers.  You can find out more about him and follow his blog, containing both personal and technical content, via his website, http://www.johnconde.net/.

~Melissa 🙂
The Jersey Girl