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Jolie Della Valle

Children’s Book Author Jolie Della Valle

Meet the rising star of Wayne, NJ, children’s book author, Jolie Della Valle!

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with Jolie in none other than Long Shot Productions, LLC’s studio. Jolie is the proud author of an award winning children’s book, “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants.”

Writing an interactive children’s book is not what Jolie has always planned on doing. As an alumna of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she explains that her children’s clothing line actually led her to write the book.

“I have a children’s clothing line, and all of the outfits have ant prints on them and say “I have ants in my pants.” I want children to embrace the “ants in their pants,” which is their silliness and positive energy, so I wrote this book to drive that message home.”

Since the publication of the book, Jolie has been on tour in the Tri-state area visiting Preschools, Elementary Schools, and Libraries. She reads to the students, dances and sings with them, and performs interactive songs on her ukulele. Jolie recently visited schools in Mahwah, Wayne and Fairfield, NJ.

Want Jolie to visit your classroom? Schedule a fun school visit for Summer or Fall 2016 on ILoveAntsInThePants.com!

Also visit the website to purchase “Georgie and the Ants in the Pants” book and of course, Ants in the Pants apparel to go along with the book!

For more on Jolie Della Valle, follow her on Twitter @LoveandAnts.

National Hazelnut Cake Day.

By Andrea Fasciano

June 1st is National Hazelnut Cake Day. It is commonly celebrated by indulging and giving in to our inner temptations for sweets, whether we are carefully watching our diets or not. This national tradition lured me into discovering the best places in New Jersey to help satisfy my craving.

Sometimes cooking is a hassle. However, there are many great places to buy Hazelnut cake. So, for all the Hazelnut Cake lovers out there, here are some bakeries around the Garden State that offer this delicious cake.

AsaltandButtery, Caldwell

Cocoa Bakery, Jersey City

Gencarelli’s Bakery, Wayne

Sweet Love and Cake Bakery, Glen Rock

Delsea Drive-In Theatre

Delsea Drive-In Theatre

#HipNJ takes it old school with New Jersey’s only drive-in movie theater!

Get ready for some serious nostalgia, you guys. Delsea Drive-In Theatre takes you back to a time where 3D and IMAX movies didn’t take a toll on your wallet. Though they’re a dying breed, there is no reason for them to be less fun than they used to be. Whether you are on a date or with the family, drive-in movie theaters allow you the comfort of your own car. Not being stuck in a movie theater allows you to enjoy your company, laugh at the parts you’re not supposed to (don’t worry, we’re all guilty), and check those ever-important notifications on your phone. Plus, it’s cheaper! At Delsea Drive-In Theatre, double features are guaranteed and triple features are a special treat. Seeing two movies (and possibly three) for the price of one at a regular theatre is almost unheard of.

Enjoy the finer things in life by simplifying them. Now that the weather is warming up, it may be time for you to take a step back in time and take your first adventure of the summer. Located in Vineland, the theatre is only an hour drive from Atlantic City!

Don’t forget to check what movies are playing at delseadrive-in.com before you go.