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    by davecallahan Written Apr 13, 2007

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    (This used to be the Newark Country Club).
    This is essentially a 9 hole course.
    This 18 fairway layout is uniquely done so that the greens service two fairways. The fairways are nicely cropped but the rough is very rough. The trees tend to be short and a shot that lands under a tree is going to cost you an effective stroke.

    The long course for the better-than-average player is a tough 3200 yards.
    Duffers like me have more fun using the red tees which reduces the course by 500 yards.
    $21 will get you on the course and give you a chance to exercise for an hour or two.

    There is a practice driving range also for those that need to warmup.

    golf course entrance
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    by davecallahan Updated Oct 13, 2009

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    This is a very nice restaurant situated alongside the Quality Inn. In fact, the entrance to the restaurant is through the lobby of the motel.

    The place is very open but not very echoy (is that a word?). You can choose a corner table for a quiet conversation or join a large group at one of the extended tables or pick a table-for-four in the center of the room. The hostess and waitresses are very pleasant and will do their best to make you feel comfortable. The decor is white and red with heavy dark furnishings. There is a salad bar that runs the length of the south wall.

    The prices are higher than typical for this area: $15 for chicken and $22 for steaks. But the portions are large and tasty and come with the salad bar and either pasta or potato. Throw in a mixed drink to start and a coffee to end and the price is easily $30 per person (tax and gratuity included).

    Favorite Dish: any of the chicken choices (marsala or with cheese or french) are delicious and require a doggy bag to take the remainder home.

    Burnhams at Quality Inn inside Burnhams
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    by davecallahan Updated Jun 16, 2007

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    Pontillos in Newark isn't just a pizzeria anymore. It is getting a good reputation for having some of the better chicken wings and sauce in the area. Sauces available are: Mild, Hot, BBQ, Country Sweet, Garlic, Bleu Cheese & Celery.

    The pizzas are the mainstay of the shop. The franchise started in Rochester (Lake Avenue) and has spread out into many places in western New York. Every shop makes the pizza with the same secret recipe. The results are a thick but not heavy/chewy pizza with plenty of chesse and 12 different toppings (at $1 per topping).

    The Newark newspaper carries flyers with coupons that let you get a large pizza delivered to your motel lobby for only $12 (plus a tip for the driver). So when you are on vacation here, drop in or call into Pontillos for a quick and easy and delicious bite to eat.

    not a lot of parking space
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Newark Transportation

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    by m1nkey Updated Nov 23, 2009

    BEWARE! There is a good public transportation system in NJ but be sure you take time to look for the best deals. You can catch the AIRTRAIN monorail in the Newark International Airport and go to the the airport station.It takes about 5-10 minutes and it is easy. Then it is a short train ride to Newark Penn Station train station. From there you can get around everywhere including NYC. There are ticket machines for the trains that take debit cards and more. The cabs in NJ do not have meters so ask before you get in how much or you may get scalped. We did! THe trains are the best way to get around.

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Newark Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Written Jun 16, 2007

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    The annual Family Festival will be near St. Michaels on South Main Street.
    It is kid oriented. There will be amusement rides, a midway of skill and luck games with prizes, and food vendors with hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and homemade desserts!
    Both DJ music and live entertainment will happen on Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will be pate Friday nightSunday will be the BBQ with more kids games and a car raffle.

    See the newspaper website below (under its events calendar section) to get this years times and dates.

    the church; school yard is across the street
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    by davecallahan Written Jun 16, 2007

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    The people who live here are sensitive about the pronunciation of their town name.

    It is not "nu irk" with accent on the first syllable. The locals will tell you that is a place in New Jersey.
    It is not "nu ark" with accent on the second syllable.

    Rather, it is "nu ark" with accent on first syllable and a bit of nasal on the second syllable.

    Hey... to me it is just a pleasant place to visit no matter how you say it.

    the old canal locks in Newark
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Newark Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Written Apr 13, 2007

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    Newark is fairly low in violent crimes but near the "risky" level in non-violent crimes (burglary, theft, auto-theft). Also there are 8 registered sex offenders in Newark.
    (see website below).

    You would be smart to use some precautions during your visit to Newark.
    Keep car doors locked. Use the latch-chain on the motel door when you are there. Do not venture out alone late at night into unfamiliar places.
    If you are aware that a problem might exist, then you can avoid it.
    Be smart. Be safe.

    robbery and larceny are a problem here
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Newark Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Updated May 10, 2007

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    This swamp is the lowest area in Wayne County. It is also a registered national landmark because it has one of a very few true bogs in North America. Other similar geographic features in the U.S. and Canada are typically low-level swamps but not bogs, which are made of decomposing forest vegetation. Spaghnum moss and trillium are abundant in the area.

    The bog is not public land. It is owned by the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society. If you want to go visit the bog, you should check in with the BSPS at the phone number below.

    Boots, long sleeved shirt and long pants are required. A buddy system should be used in case someone gets stuck.

    to get there:
    3543 Arcadia-Zurich-Norris Road
    see the accompanying map image

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