Val Skinner on the inspiration for The LIFE Event

Val Skinner, professional golfer and founder of the Val Skinner Foundation, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how a fellow golfer who lost her battle with cancer inspired her to create the LIFE Event.

“I came to see if your golf game is any better,” Skinner jokingly says to Adubato. He then prompts her to discuss the LIFE Event.

The LIFE Event (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) mission is to continue to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, while reaching out to a younger generation of women and providing them with information about the importance of early detection and healthy breast care practices.

“It’s the best women golfers in the world gathered,” she says. “It came out of our dear friend Heather Farr,” who lost her battle with breast cancer at 28.

To learn more, click here.

#HipNJ’s Weekend Report: July 21st-23rd

It’s that time of week again! #HipNJ has your weekend recap on the hottest events happening around the Tri-State area. From the ultimate girls night out to the ultimate celebration of corn, this weekend was a busy one for the #GardenState!

 


29th Annual LBIF Fine Art Festival- Loveladies, NJ 

This weekend the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) held the 29th annual LBIF Fine Art Festival! Attendees were able lend their support to local artisans and enjoy a weekend-long celebration of art.  Paintings, photographs, sculptures, metalwork, digital art and mixed media art were all available for purchase at the event! 

 

even the youngest are having a great time at the fair! 😘 #4-h #fair2014 #facepainting

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Morris County 4-H Fair- Chester, NJ 

Morris County also contributed to making NJ fun this weekend! From July 19th-July 23rd, the town of Chester hosted the Morris County 4-H Fair.  The fair showcased the many achievements of Morris County 4-H members while also providing a weekend of family fun for the community! This event had everything from live music to delicious food to hot air balloon rides!  


Fun Girls Night Out- Paramus, NJ 

Bergen County hosted the ultimate #JerseyGirl’s night out this weekend!  The Terrace in Paramus, NJ was transformed into the ultimate social shopping destination! Attendees were able to shop the latest styles while grabbing a bite to eat and sipping on fine wines.  There was also a live DJ, a photo booth and “pink carpet paparazzi”.  All in all, Bergen county truly provided the community with every girls dream #GNO

 

Got myself in a bit of trouble @ #bayonnerenaissancefestival #stockades

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The Bayonne Renaissance Festival- Bayonne, NJ  

Bayonne kicked it old style this weekend by hosting The Bayonne Renaissance Festival! Even the most die-hard Shakespeare fans surely found their fix at this event.  Attendees were able to enjoy entertainment, weapons demos, sonnet readings, Shakespeare productions, Princess Tea Parties and artisan crafters!  


Rockin’ For the Barnyard Benefit Concert- Hope, NJ  

Hope, NJ rocked out for a good cause this weekend by hosting the Rockin’ For the Barnyard Benefit Concert! On top of providing top-notch musical performances, the event featured yummy Vegan food, wine, beer and desserts! All proceeds from the event were donated to the Barnyard Sanctuary, an organization committed to animal protection! 

Corntastic Weekend- East Rutherford, NJ 

Bergen County also hosted the ultimate celebration of all things corn this weekend!  This Corntastic Weekend featured free grilled ears of corn for all guests and a corn-eating contest! Participants were able to try their luck at winning the first place prize of $500 by seeing how much corn they could eat in 3 minutes! Attendees were also able to participate in Corn Carrying and a Corn Husking Contest. 

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage- Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 

This Saturday also marked the Hermitage Museum’s 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival! This event provided fun for the whole family, with craft beer, lives bands and fun activities for the kids! Not only this, but the event was thrown to benefit the Hermitage Museum, a historic house that is a source of great community pride. 

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Hot Dog

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Hot Dog!

An Italian Hot Dog is a creation of Di Falco’s home state, New Jersey. Check out the official list of ingredients below.

Italian Hot Dog
Serves 4

1 tbs. olive oil + 2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large, russet potato, cubed
4 nitrate, nitrite free hot dogs
4 Italian rolls OR pizza bread
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

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