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Last weekend at the Verona Pool, a regular reader told me that she had gotten a big award recently from a group she belongs to. After I congratulated her, I asked why she hadn’t told MyVeronaNJ about the honor. “Well,” she said, “the group is in West Orange.”

Actually, that would have been fine, so I thought I’d take a minute to go over the rules about being immortalized on MyVeronaNJ. They are quite simple: If it’s happening to someone or something that has a connection to Verona, N.J., it’s news.

A few examples. You live in Verona now and you, or someone in your family, has had an accomplishment in school, sports, business or entertainment. You’re getting engaged or married, or you’ve just welcomed a new child into your family. Whether the event occurred in town or not, MyVeronaNJ should hear about it.

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You grew up in Verona and now live elsewhere on the planet. We’ve had readers from every town in New Jersey, every state in the U.S. and 86 foreign countries, so we know some of you are no longer in town. No matter. You remember what the Climbing Tree was and you know the nickname for VHS’s sports teams, so that’s good enough for us. Tell us and all the readers of MyVeronaNJ what you are doing now.

You live elsewhere, but you run a business or organization in Verona. Maybe you’re going to open a business here or run a seminar here. Tell MyVeronaNJ. If you and your business are elsewhere, however, please understand that we have to put Verona news first.

So how do you get us your news? Simple. Drop us an e-mail at [email protected]. Tell us what’s happening, and attach a photo if you’ve got one. If your news is in video format, send us the link to your video-sharing site.

See? We told you it was easy.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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