July 27, 2022, by Jordon Ashby- "While eating a slice of berry treasure pie, Rachel Broderick enjoyed the added sweetness of salsa in her bite. Salsa music, that is. “We’re here for pie, but we’re really enjoying the salsa. It actually goes really well together,” Broderick said. “The pie is really good, and the music is extremely good.” Rachel Broderick, Caitlin McKenna, and baby June Broderick were just three of about 100 people who gathered Tuesday evening on the closed-to-traffic Central Avenue “Patio” in Westville for a combined pie competition and salsa dance night. The occasion was a fortuitous merging of two outdoor community events that usually take place separately in Westville in the nice weather: weekly pie-contests with concerts; and weekly salsa lessons. The Hifi Pie Fest, led by Naomi Senzer and her family, was rained out twice, once last Monday and again this Monday. So organizers decided to combine forces with Alisa Bowens Mercado, who hosts the community salsa nights every Tuesday and has owned Alisa’s House of Salsa for over two decades. Both events are sponsored by the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance. The pie competition was judged by Ana De Los Angeles, owner of Manjares and longtime pie baker herself. When she first opened Manjares, she exclusively sold pies. Now, she has stopped baking them, but they remain a family favorite..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
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