Monday, July 15, 2024

Sunny Skies Greet Visitors to Jingle on Main

The Eamigh family enjoys a visit with the Grinch on Blairstown’s Main Street. Photo by Joe Phalon.

It’s the event that sounds like a Hallmark Christmas movie: Jingle on Main was considered another great success this year, with several thousand people attending the November 25 street fair to mark Small Business Saturday. 

Live music was featured at Jingle on Main. Photo by Joe Phalon.

For the second year in a row, Jingle on Main was favored with bright, blue skies and comfortable temperatures and visitors to Blairstown’s historic village area perused more than 70 vendors and a dozen Main Street businesses. 

Just browsing at Jingle on Main. Photo by Joe Phalon.

Organizers said the annual street fair has fully bounced back from pandemic cancellations and a really, really frigid 2021 event. 

Presented by the Blairstown Enhancement Committee, Jingle on Main featured more than 70 vendors and a dozen dining opportunities including local eateries and food trucks. Live music was also presented. 

This new Blairstown resident enjoyed walking through Jingle on Main as a human Christmas gift, with his tiny dogs similarly festooned. Photo by D.L. Dunn.
Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.