There’s quaint and then there’s a barn and covered bridge on your property, which strangers often rent out for weddings. There’s quirky and then there’s human-sized chess out back. This Lambertville home has its quaint and its quirky game on point.
The nearly 14-acre property includes a fieldstone and clapboard home, a carriage house, a pool house and a small barn. There are six bedrooms in all, and six full baths (plus two powder rooms). Interior design elements include stone fireplaces, wainscoting and exposed timber galore. Charming! The main home includes a private wet bar made largely of field stone, which current owners have used as a partial arcade. Quirky! The carriage house is just as lovely.
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This Thursday, June 12th, Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Nitefare, their first food truck festival. The free, public event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be filled with food, food, and more food. Top Lambertville restaurants will be featured along with food trucks from the Philadelphia area and a Yards Beer Garden.
The Cow and The Curd will also be serving up, for the first time, its poutine, a dish that includes hand cut fries, gravy, fresh cheddar curds and hand chopped bacon to top it all off. Other food trucks include Say Cheese, Nomad Pizza, and Sweet Box. And as you eat your way through the festival, be sure to keep your ears open for the live music going on at every corner. The event will be held on four blocks of North Union Street from Bridge to York Street.
Let’s go back in time for a moment. To 1988. Mary Sheridan is the matriarch of sleepy Lambertville, New Jersey. She has been working as a Democrat in city politics since she was hired as city clerk in 1937. And our own beloved Inga Saffron is but a staff writer at the Inquirer. State investigators are sorting through a financial quagmire in the city’s books and Saffron is detailing the discovery that Sheridan has been running the city as something of an anachronistic autocrat. This March 13, 1988 delight sums up the situation in Lambertville:
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In addition to its 20-acre plot, the Fleecy Dale estate comes with the easiest automatic response to compliments — and you will get compliments if you own this home. “Oh, this? It was a dead forest in British Columbia.” The magnificent Adirondack-style lodge was built out of full-length Engelmann Spruce logs from a dead forest in the western Canadian province. No word on the exact origins of the great room’s maple flooring or custom maple cabinets in the kitchen.
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South Jersey’s Hot Chefs Restaurant Week has kicked off with 35 independent restaurants offering $25 and $35 menus. Everyone from District 611 to Tavro 13 is involved.
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