Breaking news: Chapman takes a (mostly) vacation

No, that’s not a plane to Hawaii… just a common sight in South Jersey.

For the first time since anyone can recall, Nancy Chapman is taking a week off. Sort of.

Chapman, who is the primary reporter, editor, administrator and general driving force behind NancyOnNorwalk.com, will be taking as much time off as she can this coming week.

And after four months covering the COVID-19, pandemic, she deserves it.

In mid-March, Nancy had plans to visit a friend in Hawaii for a ‘working vacation,’ her first such trip in years. COVID-19 had other plans for her, and she missed traveling by days.

Rumor has it that she will be vacationing in southern New Jersey, painting, swimming in the family pool, and hanging with family, friends — and her cats.

It’s not Maui, but we hope it will be a relaxing week.

Calling it ‘mostly a week off,’ Chapman admits that the idea of taking a week without looking at the website is ‘odd’ and ‘unnatural.’  So, we’ll still have some posts during the week. And commenters be forewarned, moderation will take longer than usual.

Enjoy the week, Nancy. You’ve certainly earned it.


BS July 6, 2020 at 8:37 am

Nancy, take two weeks!! The first is for unwinding, the second one is to really enjoy. NoN will still be here when you come back!

John ONeill July 6, 2020 at 10:45 am

Nancy – Enjoy you’re well deserved vacation in New Jersey!! When thinking about New Jersey, my thoughts drift to my American Hero of the Day. One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to know Albert Einstein and his contributions. He made the United States of America and the world a better place. It should be noted Big AL as we call him became a citizen in 1940. He considered American culutue of meritocracy our finest attribute. Our weak kneed politicians could learn a thing or two from this Great American Hero..Thank you Big Al!!

Lucy Dathan July 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm

Whether it’s Maui or Mahwah, please take some time to disconnect and relax! You deserve it! We’ll keep your keyboard warm for you until your return. Enjoy!

CT-Patriot July 7, 2020 at 8:02 pm

Ah New Jersey… Loved Wildwood ( annoying “watch the tram car please”) but restaurants especially those that did not allow kids were wonderful.

Best one I went to: Maureens. A martini bar/restaurant serving some incredible drinks and food.

Great thing was we could have adult beverages and just hop on the tram to our hotel on the boardwalk. That was a great evening, no worry about driving or getting a cab.

Then, next day or two, travel to Cape May for our restaurant down there.

Nothing better to relax, eat, have wine or/and drinks without worries. Lay on the beach, watch the tide.

Love going to Jersey to unwind!

Hope yours was just as special and relaxing!

Justataxpayer July 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm

I so hope you have a relaxing tone off. You’re an asset for this community and provide something better than the local paper

Joe July 9, 2020 at 3:53 am

That looks like a C-130 flying “low and slow”.

I hope Nancy is having a good time down there.

I heard they have some of the best beaches in the country.

The Atlantic Ocean is one beautiful summertime ocean. It’s refreshing and clean.

My wife and I are fishing nuts and a fat man in Atlantic City caught the 70+ pound world record striped bass off the Harrahs Casino Pier in I think 1978.

He was fishing with clams or oysters on his hook, How those Jersey guys keep raw clams on a hook is beyond me.

I heard they use rubber bands!

That Jersey record held until that young Connecticut man caught an 84 pounder in the rocks off the eastern Connecticut shore using a live eel a few years ago.

Have fun Nancy. And if you’re having a ball, stay another week …three weeks is better than two … you’re not missing anything up here.

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