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Where In Verona Returns!


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Here's the new prize

From July 2010 to the middle of last year, MyVeronaNJ.com tortured entertained you with 52 weeks of photos of Verona that probably helped you to see your town a little bit differently. We took you to places you knew well, like Towne Scoop, and others that were much further from your daily consciousness, like the water tower at the Hilltop.

And then, after generating more than 32,000 pageviews, Fred Goode, the photographer responsible for all this madness, decided to take a break.

Sort of. Since last July, Fred’s been scouting locations for a new Where In Verona contest, and we’ve got the first of the new shots for you here. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are back–with two changes. This year, Where In Verona is going to be a monthly contest for the most part. Look for it on the first Monday of the month in its usual home page spot.

The second change concerns the prizes. If you won a MyVeronaNJ.com baseball cap in the past, congratulations–you now have a collector’s item. This year, the winners will get a “I (heart) MyVeronaNJ.com t-shirt printed up by Jimmy and Tracey Hill’s newest venture, Hill Publishing. The shirt was designed by Michelle Posner and reflects what we know about MyVeronaNJ.com’s readers: You really, really, really like us.

If you’re a Where In Verona veteran, you know the drill. If you’re a newbie to the contest, you’ve got to put your best guess about the photos you’ll see in the Comments field below, along with your real name and real e-mail address. (Don’t worry, we won’t show your e-mail address to the world or sell it to spammers.) Every so often during the week we will add more photos to the contest in progress, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often.

UPDATE: Kathleen Seubert won it on the sixth photo, by guessing Tortilla Sunrise. With an assist from Beth Shorten. Here are all the photos:

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
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 Forbes.com. 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]


  1. So you don’t want me to find this huh??? ;-) I have a guess and it’s probably wrong, but I’m going with it any way because I really want a cool t-shirt.

    Is it Trend?

    If I’m right it’ll be a happy 2012.

    If I’m wrong, I’m proud to be the first wrong answer of the new year!

  2. Beth, I was using my best maternal reverse psychology. You know, when you tell the kids “don’t” in the hopes they’ll do the opposite?

    And you can be proud to claim the title of the First Wrong Answer of 2012!

  3. Beth, we ARE going to play but remember that this has to last the month. There is no way that Virginia is going to post one of Fred’s pictures this early that will allow us to guess correctly so might as well sit back and wait for some more clues. Oh, and also to enjoy Fred’s fine photography work while waiting. However, if I WAS going to guess, I would of course take into consideration that most modern phones have the Q on number 7 and Z on number 9, not on number 1 as in this picture.

  4. Wow. Jeff’s right about the phone number/letter thing.

    He’s also right about the fact that we’re not going to make this easy. Well, at least we’re going to try. Remember, we’ve had some pretty amazing guesses on some pretty obscure clues in the past.

  5. Unfortunately, this is one of the jobs on the site that I can’t automate. So if, when the alarm clock goes off, I hit the snooze button, I don’t make my 6 a.m. new photo deadline.

    Patience grasshopper.

  6. Question: Since it is a new contest are all the places “new” or are we bringing back some favorites from 2011?

  7. Well its a cc terminal and a kitchen sprayer. im assuming this is something new and not seen before. so i will go with Tias or the Chinese place next to us that’s taking forever to open.

  8. Say something nice while I guess again…Since these photos are telling me NOTHING, I’m just randomly guessing…and since I’m thinking about food, I’ll say: Hobcaw

  9. OK, I’ll say something nice: I love the pulled pork sandwich at Hobcaw. Actually I love just about everything that Nancy and James and all the lovely folks at Hobcaw put on a plate.

    But that’s not where Fred is this week.

  10. I will try to follow the rules….Are the 2012 pictures, presented in this month’s contest and that will be presented in future contests, images of places that have already been photographed and presented as part of the 2011 contest?
    Your humble participant,

  11. O’Neil’s probably wins the prize for the most frequently misspelled business name in town. Maybe because we all had that rule drilled into us that it’s “I before E except after C” and there’s no C around.

    At any rate, it’s not O’Neil’s and it’s not Rocktec, which does have a C. Two, in fact.

    And as for Fred, he has a strict no-whining policy.

  12. Because I have waited patiently for Beth to sign back on and guess I am stealing Beth’s hint/guess – is it Dekko? If it is right – Beth gets the shirt.

  13. Darn that last photo looks familiar, but I can’t place it…I want to say Tortilla Sunrise, but I think that’s wrong.

  14. Having my coffee and still stumped, but I’m going to make a guess of Canine Designs and say that Fred needs to be a bit nicer in 2012…these are really hard! ;-)

  15. Hey, guess what? MyVeronaNJ.com has been in a meeting all day brainstorming lots of new ideas for the site.

    So Fred just gave us time for a break and I saw this comment.

    And guess what? You are the winner of the first I Love MyVeronaNJ.com T-shirt! Though maybe you want to give it to Beth since she mulled publicly about whether Tortilla Sunrise was the right idea.

  16. I totally missed Beth’s tortilla sunrise guess. Yes – she said it first so she should get t-shirt. I did not figure it out until I saw the LAX sponsor picture.


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