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What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.

When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:

  • Facial Hair
  • Body Hair
  • Deeper Voice
  • Muscle Strength
  • Increased Libido
  • Muscle Density

As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.

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How Does TRT Work?

TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.

Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.

Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes – especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.

When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.

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What Causes Low T?

For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.

When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.

If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.

For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.

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Low Sex Drive

One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.

The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.

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Inability to Achieve and Maintain an Erection

Weak erections – it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.

Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.

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Loss of Strength and Muscle Mass

Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?

Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.

Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Sussex, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.

Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.

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Hair Loss

If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.

Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Sussex, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.

While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.

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Gynecomastia

Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.

If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.

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Decreased Energy

Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.

If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.

Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.

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Lack of Sleep

A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels – as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.

The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.

TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.

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Depression

You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed – and it may stem from low testosterone.

A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.

Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.

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Inability to Concentrate

Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age – these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.

However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.

Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.

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Weight Gain

Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.

Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.

Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.

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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 is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' 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 TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.

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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

The opposite side of a die will always add up to seven.

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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