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Summer fun is calling and we are excited to share this issue with all of you as we kick up our flip flops and celebrate the many days of summer! In keeping with the summertime theme, we know you will enjoy this issue’s front cover painting, Beach Boys, brought to you by artist Susan Lore.

As things slow down in the next couple of months and the kids’ schedules loosen up a little, there is still so much to celebrate. With Graduations, Father’s Day, the 4th of July and all your family special events let The Showcase Magazine’s “A TASTE OF SUMMER” LOCAL, DINING, SHOPPING & SPECIAL EVENTS section be your guide for all your festivities!

The Showcase Magazine offers you, our readers, numerous options for all your special event planning, home renovations, health, beauty and more. We encourage you to take advantage of all the LOCAL merchants inside.

In this issue, we have Showcased 3 LOCAL businesses and their amazing success stories, including CAD Construction, Kitchen Expo & The Martinsville Tavern.  We also welcome you to enjoy our popular articles and columns brought to you by our expert writers. In addition, please enter our Summer Word Find contest on page 8 for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Paolo’s Kitchen in New Providence and if you want to show off your baby/toddler for a chance to win the Cutie Pie award, go to page 8 for all the details. We love receiving all your adorable baby pics!

In the spirit of Giving Back, we continue to feature three organizations in our Giving Back column. To view a list of organizations that we have helped support, visit our website at www.theshowcasemagazine.net.

The Showcase Magazine’s digital version is available ON-LINE at www.theshowcasemagazine.net, on Twitter & Instagram @TheShowcaseMag and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheShowcaseMagazine. This allows our advertisers to increase their visibility and helps to promote their goods and services. Our ONLINE Business Guide continues to grow with over one hundred businesses and new additions joining with every issue!

In our 27th year of publishing and the OG magazine of our community, The Showcase Magazine was and continues to be designed to give LOCAL merchants an affordable print and digital advertising vehicle to reach their ideal customers.

Lastly, please use this issue as reading material poolside, on the beach or as your LOCAL guide to make plans with your family and friends for the upcoming season. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to our readers and advertisers for your unwavering support of us and the LOCAL businesses and professionals of The Showcase Magazine. You have made it possible for us to give back to the community for the past 26 years and counting!

Patti and I, and The Showcase staff, wish you and your families a safe and happy Summer full of fun & sunny memories.

As always, we encourage you to SHOP SMART & SHOP LOCAL!


Nina & Patti

Featured Articles

Hoboken Happenings

Are you looking for a creative outlet that offers hands-on fun? Look no further than Blue Skies Pottery, nestled in the heart of Hoboken, NJ. With its diverse range of pottery classes, Blue Skies Pottery is the perfect destination for anyone seeking to unleash their inner artist.

They offer a variety of ways for you to get your hands dirty, including private events, kid's summer camp, parties, or memberships, as one of their two studio spaces is designed for hosting memorable birthday parties, corporate events, team-building activities, and more. The other studio offers student sessions like 7-week courses, allowing you to dive deep into the art of pottery at a pace that suits you.

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Local Lowdown: Showcase Salutes Samantha Picaro

At 29, Samantha Picaro has accomplished many goals in her life. She has a B.A. in psychology, a Master’s in social work and a career in which she incorporates both. Now, she can add published author to her resume.

Limitless Café, released in May of 2023, tells the tale of Kinsey Fontana, who works at a café that hires teens with disabilities like herself. When the café is threatened with closure, Kinsey, with help from her former best friend, Melissa Castillo, organizes a fundraiser to save it.

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Simply Entertaining: Entertaining in the Home…DIY Bouquet Bar

Celebrate the summer season by hosting a unique party with a theme that includes the perfect party favor. Incorporating a make-your-own bouquet bar can be both easy and affordable. All you need is a variety of flowers, vases, some simple supplies, and a little creativity. Here are some ideas to help bring your event to the next level!

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