GOTCHA! Happy April Fools' Day!

No, the story you just read isn't true.
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Apr. 1, 2016

Dear beloved OrangeObserver.com reader: Happy April Fools’ Day.

Make no mistake: The story you just read — and all of the stories, photos, headlines and cutlines on pages 1-4 of the April 1 edition of the West Orange Times & Observer and pages 1-2 of the Windermere Observer are part our April Fools’ spoof edition. They are not true.

We repeat: They are not true.

Our sister paper, the Longboat Observer, started this tradition nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the April Fools’ edition has become that paper’s most anticipated — and most popular — issue of the year. Here in West Orange, former owners George and Anne Bailey also had some April Fools’ Day fun (see sidebar). 

The reasoning is simple: Who couldn’t use a laugh now and then? 

Although I may regret this in a few days, please shoot me an email — meng@orangeobserver.com — and let me know what you think. Better yet: Take this story and fool your family members and friends.