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What Causes Menopause?

The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:

Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.

Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.

Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.

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Depression

If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.

Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:

  • Mood Swings
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep
  • Lack of Interest in Life
  • Overwhelming Feelings

Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.

Symptoms of hot flashes include:

  • Sudden, Overwhelming Feeling of Heat
  • Anxiety
  • High Heart Rate
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.

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Mood Swings

Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.

The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.

Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Sussex, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.

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Weight Gain

Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?

  • Estrogen: During menopause, estrogen levels are depleted. As such, the body must search for other sources of estrogen. Because estrogen is stored in fat, your body believes it should increase fat production during menopause. Estrogen also plays a big part in insulin resistance, which can make it even harder to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Progesterone: Progesterone levels are also depleted during menopause. Progesterone depletion causes bloating and water retention, while loss of testosterone limits the body's ability to burn calories.
  • Ongoing Stress: Stress makes our bodies think that food is hard to come by, putting our bodies in "survival mode". When this happens, cortisol production is altered. When cortisol timing changes, the energy in the bloodstream is diverted toward making fat. With chronic stress, this process repeatedly happens, causing extensive weight gain during menopause.
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Low Libido

Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Sussex, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?

The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.

Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.

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Vaginal Dryness

Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.

Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.

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Fibroids

Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.

Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.

Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.

Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.

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What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.

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Benefits of Sermorelin

Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.

  • Benefits of Sermorelin include:
  • Better Immune Function
  • Improved Physical Performance
  • More Growth Hormone Production
  • Less Body Fat
  • Build More Lean Muscle
  • Better Sleep
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What is Ipamorelin?

Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.

Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.

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Benefits of Ipamorelin

One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.

When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:

  • Powerful Anti-Aging Properties
  • More Muscle Mass
  • Less Unsightly Body Fat
  • Deep, Restful Sleep
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • More Energy
  • Less Recovery Time for Training Sessions and Injuries
  • Enhanced Overall Wellness and Health
  • No Significant Increase in Cortisol

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Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Sussex, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!

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Historic 1876 Sussex County general store that houses post office for sale

STILLWATER — A general store in business for nearly 150 years is for sale following restoration efforts to keep the historic building a staple of the community.The George D. Garris General Store, on Main Street, is listed for sale with the asking price of $699,000. The price includes the renovated business as well as a separate three-bedroom residence next to the ...

STILLWATER — A general store in business for nearly 150 years is for sale following restoration efforts to keep the historic building a staple of the community.

The George D. Garris General Store, on Main Street, is listed for sale with the asking price of $699,000. The price includes the renovated business as well as a separate three-bedroom residence next to the store. The building also houses the Stillwater Post Office, which will continue to operate regardless of the sale status.

Owner Dean Voris told the New Jersey Herald Monday he wants to take his time finding a suitable buyer, which is why he is selling now rather than waiting until he is "burned out."

"I would like to relieve myself of being the only one with skin in the game," he said. "I believe it's the best decision for me, and I believe it's the best decision for Stillwater — but I'm putting Stillwater first."

For Voris, a lifelong township resident and retired New Jersey state trooper, the decision to sell represents the fulfillment of a "promise" he made to preserve the store that first opened in 1876.

Voris had a personal connection to the store, as he was good friends with Harold Garris, the grandson of the store's namesake, and his wife, Doris. The couple was the third and final generation of the family to own the store. They sold it in 1981.

The building had fallen into disrepair in recent years, and when a friend suggested demolishing it to build a modern coffee shop, Voris said he didn't think "that's what Stillwater wants."

So Voris took matters into his own hands. He purchased the store that had been renamed the Old Stillwater General Store in July 2016, and spent years renovating the building and going back to its original name.

The general store has become a "venue for community meetings and community fellowship," Voris said. Many residents are regulars, stopping in each morning to grab their food and coffee or to simply chat with Voris and his employees.

The store has also become known for its "community fund," a can on the counter with money donated from customers' orders and workers' tips. The fund has been used to help locals in need, from children battling cancer to residents recovering from accidents.

The close bond with the community is a big reason Voris wants to remain involved with the store even after it is sold. He said he will only agree to a deal with someone who shares the same passion for the store's history and its impact on Stillwater.

"I want the right person," Voris said. "You can come with a bagful of money, but if I don't think you're the right person, I'm not going to sell it to you."

In the meantime, Voris is happy to continue developing family-like relationships with his customers and treating them "like they're royalty." When he does eventually relinquish ownership, he is sure the foundation he literally rebuilt will remain intact.

"There's no hard feelings," Voris said. "I'm doing what's best for me, and I'm doing what's best for the community."

Meet the three grand marshals who will lead Newton's Memorial Day parade

NEWTON — Veterans from three of America's most recent wars will lead the Newton Memorial Day parade, one of several in Sussex County to honor military casualties.Representing World War II will be Navy veteran Cornelius "Neal" Faber, 97, from the Korean War will be Raymond Doyle, 91, and from the Vietnam War will be Edward "Charlie" Kampka, 75.The three grand marshals will lead the parade along Spring Street beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, and ending with a service at Memory Park.Ne...

NEWTON — Veterans from three of America's most recent wars will lead the Newton Memorial Day parade, one of several in Sussex County to honor military casualties.

Representing World War II will be Navy veteran Cornelius "Neal" Faber, 97, from the Korean War will be Raymond Doyle, 91, and from the Vietnam War will be Edward "Charlie" Kampka, 75.

The three grand marshals will lead the parade along Spring Street beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, and ending with a service at Memory Park.

Neal Faber

Faber was born in Clifton and fell in love with Sussex County during the may trips to visit his grandparents as a young boy. He asked his mother to allow him to live with his grandparents. She agreed and he lived with them until the age of 17 when he moved to Paterson, where he was a truck driver.

A year later, World War II began and he enlisted in the Navy. He was assigned to several Liberty Ships.

His son, Roger "Skip" Faber, said his father told him many stories about his service, including making trips in convoys being hunted by submarines.

When he returned to New Jersey from the war, Faber learned carpentry and opened a construction company. He built and owned the Hampton Roller Rink at the age of 50. He and his family competed in state and national roller skating championships.

Skip Faber said his parents were married for 77 years and his mother, Norma, died last year. His father still has carpentry in his blood, his son said, and takes it upon himself to make repairs of the park benches at Bristol Glen where he now lives.

Raymond Doyle

Doyle had been in the Merchant Marines for five years, working mostly on the Great Lakes when the Korean War broke out. Being in the Navy Reserve, he was called to active duty in 1950 and after boot camp, he worked in Florida, restoring World War II ships that had been mothballed.

He then spent time with the Atlantic Fleet, working on ship engines until his discharge in 1953.

He returned to the Merchant Marines and retired from there in 1956. He worked for 35 years with Anheuser-Busch helping produce yeast used in baking.

Edward Kampa

A Newton native, Kampka graduated from Newton High School in 1967 and was drafted into the Army the following year.

He served in Vietnam from 1968 to August 1969 as an artilleryman about 50 miles north of DaNang.

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His most vivid memory is being on night duty and hearing about Americans landing on the moon. "Yeah, it was three days later," he said with a smile.

He also remembers listening to the real Adrian Cronauer, the Air Force sergeant and radio announcer on Armed Forces Radio and whose time in Vietnam was made into the movie, "Good Morning Vietnam," starring Robin Williams.

Sussex County Memorial Day events

HOPATCONG —A parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Department of Public Works garage at 120 River Styx Road and will end with a ceremony at Veterans Field.

BYRAM — On Monday, a ceremony is scheduled for Roseville School followed by a parade that kicks off at the firehouse in Cranberry Lake and end at the clubhouse.

FRANKLIN — A parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Monday from the American Legion Post at 1 Legion Place and end at the Veterans Monument.

SPARTA — The parade kicks off a 10 a.m. on Monday from East Shore Trail and ed at the town library.

STANHOPE — The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Netcong School, wind along Main Street and end at the American Legion post, where a service is scheduled.

STILLWATER — A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Veterans Memorial Park on Pond Brook Road.

The Jaffe Briefing - June 21, 2022

OFF THE RAILS – NJ Transit is back in the news, after the rail agency was forced to cancel all trains during rush hour on Friday night. Sigh, and why? NJ Transit's locomotive engineers didn’t show up, causing 80 trains to vanish off the board. Engineer call-outs were nearly triple the rate of an average weekday, affecting more than 100,000 commuters. There were 481 engineers, blessed with steady jobs and health benefits, that refused to work over the weekend, continually punishing rail commuters. A federal judge ...

OFF THE RAILS – NJ Transit is back in the news, after the rail agency was forced to cancel all trains during rush hour on Friday night. Sigh, and why? NJ Transit's locomotive engineers didn’t show up, causing 80 trains to vanish off the board. Engineer call-outs were nearly triple the rate of an average weekday, affecting more than 100,000 commuters. There were 481 engineers, blessed with steady jobs and health benefits, that refused to work over the weekend, continually punishing rail commuters. A federal judge ordered engineers back to work on Sunday, slamming the union for the work stoppage and warning engineers they could face fines and jail time if shenanigans continue.

STATEWIDE – Save the farmer. Many of us don’t think about how inflation is impacting the state’s farmers, seeing enormous spikes in fertilizer and fuel. By the time that blueberry finally arrives in your supermarket, and then you grouse about the price, many others have already sweated through inflation just to get it to you. NJ Spotlight tells the story of a Whitehouse Station farm, a family-owned business that has grown fruits and veggies for 11 generations. Costs at the farm have spiked 30% since last year. There’s a bill in the state Legislature to allow farmers to get some small tax breaks. But for these farms to stay in business, prices need to go up, up, up. The rest of us will pay, to the fault of no one.

WESTWOOD – Pack journalists blindly run to the newest shiny thing, writing virtually identical stories and wondering why no one reads them. And then you find a gem in today’s Star-Ledger: reporting on the last remaining Kmart in the state. This was the schlock store that you were embarrassed to shop in; it could be social suicide in your middle school if you were spotted there. (Yet you never wondered why the other kid was there.) Some great description of the place in the Ledger: “a zombified version of the once-omnipresent franchise wading toward its final Blue Light Special.” The reporter noted the empty shelves, Valentine’s Day cards being sold in June and an entire corner of the store bereft of any merchandise. “Yet one aisle remained full: the DVD section, a format made obsolete by the Internet – just like Kmart.” Again, terrific, fresh writing.

BRIEFING BREATHER

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CAMDEN – It’s called the Cherry Hill Shuffle, and Politico reports it is a tried-and-true way for political machines to keep in power during a transition from one candidate to another. It takes some explaining; let’s use an example: On Friday, Camden Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez announced she had resigned several days before the June 7 primary to take a job as the new county executive schools superintendent. No one had a clue she resigned and just assumed she was seeking another term, as her name was on the ballot. The shuffle: Elected officials quietly resign just before their term ends so their political party chooses an interim successor who then runs in the powerful position of an incumbent. The practice happens all over, but Camden County has mastered it.

FRANKLIN – There is plenty of pride in this Sussex County town, just not, apparently, in Pride Month. Perhaps taking its cue from the Sussex County Board of Commissioners, which replaced "Freedom For All" in its proclamation for Pride Month, the Borough Council has twice tabled a resolution that would declare June as Pride Month, the New Jersey Herald reports. The resolution was first set for a vote in late May and then at last Tuesday’s meeting, when no action was taken on a no-brainer resolution. It is now back on the agenda for June 28, with a couple of council members grumbling about how Franklin is supposed to be inclusionary and, honestly, WTF. Meanwhile, at town hall, the Pride flag is nowhere to be seen.

IN OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – There are not many family restaurants in rural Kentucky that make national news these days. But none of those roadside dives can hold a candle to the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, a restaurant created by KFC founder Harland Sanders for his wife in 1959. The restaurant hit the market this week, offering the nearly 25,000-square-foot restaurant / banquet hall building on three acres. Anyone interested in buying the site also would get the trademark and likeness of the Claudia Sanders name – if that has value – as well as memorabilia from the Sanders family and the 5,000-square-foot homestead where the KFC founder lived, likely with plenty of chickens. There’s no sale price listed for this package, but any offer better be finger lickin’ good.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

It was this day in 2015 that Amazon joins eBay in removing all items depicting the Confederate flag. (If you search for it today, the mega-retailer will try to sell you the stars and stripes.)

WORD OF THE DAY

Emeritus – [ih-MEH-ruh-tus] – adjective

Definition: Holding after retirement an honorary title corresponding to that held last during active service

Example: One day, maybe I’ll retire with the title of “Junior Dishwasher Emeritus.”

WIT OF THE DAY

“Negative results are just what I want. They're just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don't.”

-Thomas Edison

BIDEN BLURB

“Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.”

-Joe Biden

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Crawfish Fest to return to Sussex County in June after two-year COVID absence

FRANKFORD — One of Sussex County's most popular annual events, the Crawfish Fest, is making its return next month for the first time in three years.The three-day celebration of New Orleans-area music and cuisine will take place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on June 3 to June 5. The weekend will at long last mark the 31st edition of the event after it was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Organizers are honoring advance tickets from the planned events of the previous two years. Anyone...

FRANKFORD — One of Sussex County's most popular annual events, the Crawfish Fest, is making its return next month for the first time in three years.

The three-day celebration of New Orleans-area music and cuisine will take place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on June 3 to June 5. The weekend will at long last mark the 31st edition of the event after it was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers are honoring advance tickets from the planned events of the previous two years. Anyone who bought single-day tickets to either the Saturday or Sunday shows may choose to attend on an opposite day this year.

"We cannot wait to open the gates, fire up the 45-gallon cast-iron pots, crank up the amps and let the music flow," said Michael Arnone, who founded the Crawfish Fest in 1989.

Singer-guitarists Samantha Fish and Tab Benoit headline a lineup of more than 20 southern-themed bands and musicians performing over the three days at the fairgrounds. Aside from the event's namesake, attendees can enjoy other New Orleans delicacies that include jambalaya, po'boys, oysters, fried chicken and grilled alligator sausage.

The Crawfish Fest is one of the three main events held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds each summer season, along with the Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival and the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.

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All three events were canceled amid the initial wave of COVID-19 in 2020, but only the Crawfish Fest dealt with an additional cancelation last year. Arnone attributed the move to a late-summer uptick of cases combined with the relatively low vaccination rate among residents in Louisiana, where many of the attendees and performers are from.

The fest originated when Arnone, a Louisiana native living in Sussex County in the late 1980s, wanted to introduce his familiar food and music to the area. The event drew about 70 people in its first year and now regularly brings in tens of thousands of fans from across the country.

Single-day tickets for this year's fest start at $35 and will be available at the gate for $40. Attendees can also purchase three-day, on-site camping tickets for $170.

For more information on the Crawfish Fest, included additional ticket information and a full list of musical acts, visit www.crawfishfest.com/.

NJ Crawfish Festival Returns After 2 Years Of COVID Cancellations

"I gotta tell you, it's going to be like a big family reunion," said Michael Arnone, founder of the annual Crawfish Fest in Sussex County.SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — Crawfish straight off the boat from the waters of Louisana are finally back in Jersey. Michael Arnone's 31st Annual Crawfish Fest returns Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the Sussex County Fairgrounds following two years of cancellations due to the COVID pandemic."I gotta tell you, it's going to be like a big family reunion," said Arnone, founder ...

"I gotta tell you, it's going to be like a big family reunion," said Michael Arnone, founder of the annual Crawfish Fest in Sussex County.

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — Crawfish straight off the boat from the waters of Louisana are finally back in Jersey. Michael Arnone's 31st Annual Crawfish Fest returns Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the Sussex County Fairgrounds following two years of cancellations due to the COVID pandemic.

"I gotta tell you, it's going to be like a big family reunion," said Arnone, founder of Crawfish Fest.

Louisana native Arnone talked with Patch about his excitement to finally return to New Jersey. The last festival was held in 2019.

"We are just happy to be back. We have great talent and great food - crawfish, jambalaya, alligator sausage, oysters. We are back," said Arnone.

The three-day festival draws around 17,000 people each year depending on the weather.

Arnone said he brought up nearly 10,000 pounds of crawfish up to New Jersey.

"They left Louisiana [Wednesday]. They were trapped on Tuesday and put on a refrigerator truck. They are still alive just waiting to be boiled," said Arnone.

The crawfish is fresh from Louisiana.

"They are right off the boat. From the bayou to the table," said Arnone.

The festival was launched in 1989. Arnone who lives in Lousiana was working as a union electrician in the 80s in New Jersey.

"I was homesick so I threw a little party in 1989 and it kept getting bigger and bigger and people love it. Now I am a festival producer," Arnone. "Who would've thought?"

The first year the festival was held it drew 70 people and served up 300 pounds of crawfish. It has since exploded drawing people from all over the country.

Along with great food, the festival features music from Louisiana and New Orleans including Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz performed on three different stages.

See the stage schedule to see the lineup.

Tickets are available at the door for $45 per day (under 14 free with parent) on Saturday and Sunday only. Or online at crawfishfest.com.

"Just come out and have a great time. We are excited to be back in business," said Arnone.

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