Nutley, New Jersey
raced slot cars at Drewes Hobby Shop ... fished in the Mud Hole ... heard the bells of St. Mary's or Holy Family early in the morning ... took swimming lessons at ITT ... learned to drive and park in the ITT lot ... remember where you were when the ITT tower tumbled ... drove through Albino Village...
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Nutley History: Annie Oakley, Camp Nutley, ITT Tower, more
Nutley Actors: Robert Blake, Paul Bartel, Nick Zano
Nutley Notables: Martha Stewart, Dorothy Allison, more
Nutley Writers, Artists, Musicians: Arthur Elder, Tom Lovell, Charles Nunzio, William Pène du Bois, Roylance Sharp, Salvator Asaro Jr., David DiFrancesco, David Gilbert, Dick Kramer, Barry Lenson, Larry Hunt, Michael Volpe, Frank Stockton, Frances Goodrich, Steve Politi, Ilene Dudek, Barry Lenson, Nicole Canfora, John Demmer, Daniel Geltrude, Joseph Cervasio, Michael Gabriele, Paul Goldberger, Lloyd Goodrich, Arthur Hoeber, James Carlin, Reginald Marsh, Frank Fowler, Julian “Bud” Blake, Michael Lenson, Gary T. Erbe, Thomas Francisco, Angelo Nardone, Frankie Valli, Jackie Paris, Susan Narucki, Theresa Quinn-Del Vecchio
Nutley Sports: Carol Blazejowski, Victor Hopkins, Tina Cervasio, George Stanford, Ronald Fraser, Benjamin Hawkins, Larry Brancaccio, A.C. Welenofsky, Joseph ‘The Chief’ Scarpa, Phil Cuzzi, Bryan Haczyk, Milt O'Connell, Frank Kirleski, Angelo Pucci, Ray Blum, Cliff Mapes, Gil McDougald, Moose Skowron, Ollan Cassell, Ken Nicosia, Tony Williams, John Strauch, Don Chuy, William Vonroth, Art Zinicola, Mel Stottlemyre, Sam Stellatella ...
The Nutley Historical Society has Annie Oakley memorabilia and firearms in its collection at the Nutley Museum.
Daniel's Dream Dog Rescue
Nutley 'miracle dog' and owner start rescue program
Daniel - The Miracle Beagle
"On Oct. 3, 2011, I was put into a gas chamber in Florence, Alabama along with 17 other stray dogs. Carbon monoxide was pumped into the chamber. When officials returned later and opened the door, I walked out.Daniel - The Miracle Beagle: A Story For Young Readers
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Nutley Little Theatre -- Nutley's best kept secret
Nutley Community Preservation Partnership
Nutley Hall of Fame
Two volumes for Nutley history lovers
Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey
By Anthony Buccino
The township of Nutley, New Jersey, accumulated a wealth of celebrated and eccentric people who over-shadowed the salt-of-the-earth folks who lived here, raised their families and built the town into the place that Norman Rockwell only dreamed of illustrating for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. This new book profile nearly 200 town folks, some you may know and many you will not forget.
Our Nutley Notables include Old West sharpshooter Annie Oakley who has a street here named in her honor; home-diva Martha Stewart who grew up on Elm Place and often writes of growing up in Nutley but has no street named for her; and others who may have to wait a while for street naming honors.
Featured individuals run the gamut from politicians to high school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved entertainers to the fellow in the local shop to the artists and writers who toiled long ago and today. Their images and stories document the unique contributions they've made that shaped Nutley today.
Even the most ardent Nutley historian will find new surprises in this collection.
The author thanks the Nutley Historical Society and the Nutley Free Public Library for allowing access to their vast archives and experts in compiling this first volume of Nutley Notables.
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A great place to live
A book about the people who have made a memorable impact on Nutley, New Jersey, throughout its history.
Nutley Notables Volume One
Nutley Notables Volume Two
Nutley Sons Honor Roll
Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?
The Nutley Post Office was stolen, building and all.
Mark Twain ate his first ice cream cone in Nutley.
Memorial Park was once a private farm.
The 300-foot ITT microwave tower fell in 1996.
Nutley homes once lined the Passaic River.
Actor Michael Gubitosi (Robert Blake) was born in Nutley in 1933.
Benito Mussolini once owned a corner lot in Nutley.
Yankees pitcher Mel Stottlemeier once lived in Nutley.
A National League umpire now lives in Nutley.
Jersey Boy – Frankie Valli once lived in Nutley.
Tiger cartoonist Bud Blake was born in Nutley.
Buzz Nutley has never been to Nutley.
Miss June 1994 Playmate was born in Nutley in 1969.
NJ’s first female Secretary of State was from Nutley.
The Enclosure was once an artists’ colony.
CNBC’s Steve Fastook worked at Nutley’s cable TV station.
Boston Red Sox announcer Tina Cervasio is a Nutley girl.
New York Time architecture critic Paul Goldberger hails from Nutley.
The novel Rudder Grange was written while the author lived in Nutley.
The first show Up Pops The Devil at the Nutley Little Theatre was written by a hometown gal.
You don't have to be from New Jersey to enjoy this book, you just need an inclination to remember when chasing the mosquito man and his big blue DDT cloud was a great thrill for kids on their bikes or running in their Keds!
And who can forget the excitement on hearing the bells of the approaching ice cream truck to the neighborhood?
If you remember defrosting refrigerators or the simpler things of times past, you'll enjoy Buccino's essay collection.
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