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Like magic, a girl’s faerie garden reappeared

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Olivia is a science kid, into hard facts and non-fiction books. But her mom’s mom — they call her “Gramma Carrot” — likes to tell her stories about faeries and their secret world.

The garden slowly grew, bit by bit, tiny toadstool by ribbon-wrapped stick.

It was a fantasy escape for 7-year-old Olivia. In this year full of big things, the little things seem to matter even more.

Then, on a Saturday morning in August, Olivia’s mom, Rachel, walked outside and noticed the faerie garden was gone.

Someone had stolen it in the night. All of it.

“My thought,” says Rachel, a music teacher at Folwell and Churchill elementaries, “was ‘One more point for 2020; one less point for us.’”

Something, though, sparked a response.

Rachel (a classical musician) texted her dad (English major and poet) and her brother (JRR Tolkien enthusiast). The three of them started writing, well, a

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‘Dulce’s Tree & Garden’ to keep missing girl’s face visible

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BRIDGETON — The relocated posters and pictures of missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez have found a new home in a playground.

The girl went missing Sept. 16 when she vanished from Bridgeton City Park as she played with her 3-year-old brother. The last reported sighting of the girl came from a young witness who told police that she was seen walking with a man toward a red van at Bridgeton City Park, authorities have said.

A fence in the park that was also a backstop for a baseball field immediately became the focal point of her disappearance and was filled with posters, balloons, candles, ribbons, pictures and flowers. Several media briefings took place with the fence as a backdrop.

Jackie Rodriguez, a family friend acting as a spokesperson for the Alavez family, told New Jersey 101.5 that the fence needed to be emptied as baseball season approaches but the city

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Maddie & Tae Prove Girls Stick Together in ‘Bathroom Floor’ Video Sounds Like Nashville

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Maddie & Tae prove they have their girls’ backs in the action-packed video for their new track, “Bathroom Floor,” operating a much needed broken-heart repair service.

Picking up where their devastated “Die From a Broken Heart” video left off, the clip finds Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye helping their sisters-in-need get over some painful breakups. Scouring the city streets, they find girls at rock bottom, then pick them up off the bathroom floor and head out for a re-invigorating night on the town — all to the upbeat country strains of a who-needs-you anthem.

“Get up off the bathroom floor / Let’s wipe the tears off your cheeks / Put on a dress and get out that door / Girl, the first shot’s on me,” goes the silver-lining chorus. “Let’s jump into a cab downtown / Let a sexy man spin you around / Let’s show that heart some neon

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