Nutley, New Jersey, accumulated a wealth of celebrated and eccentric people who over-shadowed the salt-of-the-earth folks who lived here, raised their families and built the town into the place that Norman Rockwell only dreamed of illustrating. Now read about them in Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Made A Memorable Impact On Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey - By Anthony Buccino
Buccino says Nutley Historical Society support was instrumental in bringing the Nutley Notables book to fruition.
The author has set aside for the Nutley Museum one volume for as many as possible of the Notables to sign and it will be archived in the museum's special collection.
Notables profiled in the book are invited to the talk and will be asked to autograph an archive copy for the museum. Anyone with copies of the book are also invited to collect Notables signatures, too.
More than one dozen Notables have already signed the copy and this special copy will be on hand at all Buccino's talks this year.
"The society was approached by a major publisher about the Legendary Locals of Nutley project and I volunteered to be the liaison between the group and the publisher," Buccino said.
"We compiled hundreds of photos from archives of the museum and the Nutley Public Library. The photos were scanned and submitted to the publisher who said the photo quality did not meet their standards," the author said.
"Well, by that time, I had put in a few months on the project and gathered research on so many fine people in town -- many I had never known but who had done amazing things -- that I decided to continue the project on my own and publish it through Cherry Blossom Press," Buccino explained.
At the NHS meeting in March, Buccino will talk about the historical and current figures profiled in his new book and also solicit suggestions from attendees for notable Nutley profiles to include in volume two of the local history collection.
"This volume has about 200 Nutley notables profiled and I already have a list for volume two. That list is about six pages and I'm going to look up every name and see just how notable they are," Buccino said.
Have your copy signed and/or buy copies to have signed.
PLUS We're inviting everyone profiled in the book to stop by and autograph their profile page.
We'll also have Buccino's books on hand copies for sale.
The event is free and open to the public. All members of the Nutley Historical Society are invited to attend.
Even the most ardent Nutley historian will find new
surprises in this collection.
Our Nutley Notables include Old West sharpshooter Annie
Oakley who has a street here named in her honor; home-diva Martha Stewart who
grew up on Elm Place and often writes of growing up in Nutley but has no street
named for her; and others who may have to wait a while for street naming
Featured individuals run the gamut from politicians to high
school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved
entertainers to the fellow in the local shop to the artists and writers who
toiled long ago and today. Their images and stories document the unique
contributions they've made that shaped Nutley today. So, do find us at the Expo.
Bring your copy of Nutley Notables for an autograph or buy one on site.
4 P.M. TO 8 P.M. March 26, 2015 Buccino will sign and sell books at the expo
Nutley Expo Nutley Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, N.J.
Besides being a fun evening for the entire family, all
proceeds from registration support the Nutley Parks and Recreation Center, as
well as the Relay for Life.