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Local Faces: Joe Scaglione

"In the Swing" owner gives his wife Cathy the ultimate compliment

The Yankees and Mets — just like local softball and baseball players — are busy training for Opening Day. Wyckoff resident Joe Scaglione has been helping prepare everyone from peewees to college-bound hitters for eight years as co-owner of In the Swing

Food

I'm Italian, so I naturally love Italian food. My wife Cathy’s linguine and white clam sauce is a better than my grandmother's. I love the mozzarella and basil pizza at in Mahwah.  When I can get the family together we enjoy Puzzo’s Family Ristorante in Hawthorne. I really miss Clixes’s on Goffle Road — they had the best chili hot dog.

Travel

I love the beach and water, and some of our favorite family vacations have been spent seaside. I love Naples, Florida — my family owned a home there and I spent my youth vacationing there. I was also fortunate to be able to bring my own family there and created many wonderful memories.

Entertainment

My children are all involved with sports so I spend many days and nights on fields, courts and in gymnasiums. I love to watch my children enjoy sports as much as I do. As a small business owner, I end up spending many hours at In the Swing, but when there is a few precious moments of free time I love being with my children and wife. The simple things like an afternoon by the pool and a family barbecue are really special to me. In the winter, some evening snow tubing at Campgaw is fun.

Education

I graduated Seton Hall and was a pitcher on the Pirates' baseball team. My daughter is studying to be an elementary/special education teacher so my family values the importance of a well-rounded education. She is actually studying this semester “Down Under,” which is not only an educational experience but a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Issues

In this economy, I hope my children are able to find meaningful employment when they graduate college. 

Make a Wish

I wish the community would support and patronize small family businesses. Our nation was founded by entrepreneurs and it is this spirit that has helped our economy grow.

Wyckoff

I have lived in town for 14 years and I have been impressed with the education my children received in the and at .  I think the offers many wonderful programs for families to spend time together and is an asset to the community.

BQE March 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Great article!
Christine Becker March 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Another 'home run' article, Lynn! My boys have had and have been to many parties at In the Swing and have loved every minute there.
Patrick O'Hagan March 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The Scagliones are as good as it gets, You do not get any better than Joe and Cathy. Great article about great people and family. We should support their business as much as possible. It is what built this country. I am glad to call them my friends and neighbors. Great job Lynn as always.
Michelle March 20, 2012 at 02:48 PM
What a great article on a wonderful man and his family! Love the Scagliones!!

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