Author Archives: Mark and Mark

Santa’s New Jersey Roots

While the image of the  jolly old elf we’ve all come to know as Santa Claus may live at the North Pole, the father of this version of Father Christmas once lived right here in New Jersey. The character of … Continue reading

A Christmas Vacation Engagement

A little bit of that old Christmas magic, courtesy of Weird NJ and the Harbaugh family, the Griswolds of New Jersey… Greetings Weird NJ! I just read your article about the Griswolds of New Jersey. I am happy to say … Continue reading

Weird NJ Audio Stories

Hey, You Wanna Hear a Weird Story? Weird NJ has taken to the airwaves! We’ve started a series of radio episodes called “Waking Weird” which can be heard broadcast live on WFMU’s Wake & Bake program every Monday at 8:39 … Continue reading

Peace Pilgrim’s 25,000-Mile Hike for Peace

Since this is Thanksgiving week, we thought we’d share a story about a pilgrim today. No, not one of those puritans with the big buckles on their hats and shoes who came to this land fleeing religious persecution, but a woman from Egg Harbor City whose pilgrimage was made in the name of peace. Continue reading

Christmas Weirdness in Clifton

One of our favorite Christmas House designers is a Clifton dentist named Dr. Wayne Gangi. Dr. Gangi moved to his Clifton home in 1999. It took him a year to renovate it to make it suitable for an office. Once … Continue reading

Martel’s Christmas Wonderland

The season is upon us once again when the New Jersey residence that puts Clark Griswold to shame year after year is fully illuminated – The “Hamilton Christmas House” as it is known to the casual passerby, Bob Martel’s House as his friends and neighbors call it, or as it is officially known, Martel’s Christmas Wonderland, is plugged in, powered up, and open each night until about 10 PM. Continue reading