Before I begin this interview, let’s care of some journalistic housekeeping. Brent Johnson, lead singer of The Clydes, is one of my best friends. We’ve worked together for years, we co-founded Pop Break together (he has not actively written since 2012), he did a reading at my wedding, he was a pall bearer at my father’s funeral, he was one of the people at the hospital when my daughter was born, and I was there when he proposed to his girlfriend.
TINTON FALLS -- Some weddings are lavish, some are totally DIY. But whatever the cost, a couple whose big day perfectly reflects who they are is always the most fun. In the middle of a that unexpectedly February heatwave, Maria Ciezak, and Josh Shields had a wedding that truly defined them as a pair: their favorite cover band performed, the food was a complete crowd pleaser, and the bride accentuated the event with DIY flourishes through the reception area.
TAKE MOM SHOPPING AT THE ASBURY PARK SPRING BAZAAR: The annual Asbury Park Spring Bazaar returns to the Grand Arcade in Asbury Park on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. The Arcade will be a virtual sea of vendors, artisans, and craftsmen selling their products, and who knows maybe you'll find a sweet last second gift for mom. The bazaar isn't just about shopping. Things kick off on Saturday morning with "Donation Yoga" on the beach at 8:30 a.m.
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