Real Estate

Winter Damage To Landscaping:Valuable Information For Buyers & Sellers

March 16, 2014 at 9:24 PM

As the snow begins to melt after a long, harsh winter, homeowners will soon be able to catch their first glimpse of the weather’s impact on their landscaping. Between the ice, cold temperatures and plentiful use of melting salt, there is likely to be a few casualties from the winter weather.

The good news is that many areas had a consistent snow cover lasting several months. This blanket of snow is actually good for plants and grass since it insulates them and keeps them protected. At the same time, ice is bad for grass because it can freeze plant cells and crush blades of grass, causing it to die. Ice can also lead to broken or damaged branches.

While the full impact of the winter weather won’t be known until late spring or early summer, certain tasks can be done as soon as the snow and ice melts. These include removing broken branches and winter-damaged leaves from the yard and assessing the grass for dead spots. As the weather warms up, grass changes from brown to green; however, if grass has died, it won’t change color.

As the spring progresses, it will be easier to make decisions about how much pruning to do and to see if any grass or plants need replacing.

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Randolph's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday December 3

December 1, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- The community is invited to kick off the 2016 Holiday Season by attending Randolph’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The holiday celebration will take place at the community center, located at 30 Calais Road in Randolph.

Come on out and celebrate the holiday season with neighbors, friends and the Randolph Middle ...

Randolph Lions Club Fundraiser at Casa Da Pasta

November 30, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Tuesday Dec. 6 the Randolph Lions club will conduct a fund raiser at Casa De Pasta. At any time of the day, when you dine in or take out a meal, just mention 'Randolph Lions" and Casa Da Pasta will donate 10% of your bill to the club.

This is an easy way to help support the Lions and enjoy a great meal with no additional cost to you. 100% of all ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

December 3, 2016

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Experience Adventure with Denville Venturing Crew 71

December 3, 2016

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville Venturing Crew 71 will hold an open house for teens from  the surrounding areas on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Denville Community Church (190 Diamond Spring Road in Denville).  Those who attend will learn what Venturing is all about including the leadership experiences, high adventure trips, community service efforts, and ...

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Sat, December 3, 9:30 AM

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown

13th Annual "Gifts of Conscience" Holiday Fair

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Sat, December 3, 12:00 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

Holiday Open House at the Stickley Museum

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, December 3, 12:00 PM

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains

Holiday Decorations at the Stickley Museum

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Randolph High School Culinary Students Enjoy Renovated Classroom

December 1, 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School students are cooking up a storm in the renovated culinary classroom which was part of a special high school renovation project.

The classroom, which was completed earlier this month, features state-of-the-art renovated kitchens with new appliances and cooking areas for students, said teacher Karen GaNung.

The students said they were all very thankful for ...

New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association Cadet Class Registration

December 3, 2016

Bloomfield, NJ - The New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association was founded in 1936 and is now 81 Years Old. The association consists of a dedicated group of men and women officials who are committed to the improvement of officiating Baseball and Softball games in our service area. We currently service Schools in Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Union Counties for High School Baseball ...

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Raffles Valuable Bracelet for Charity, Dec. 18

November 29, 2016

RANDOLPH, N.J--- Just in time for the holidays, the St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society - the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox church of St. Andrew - is offering a truly special raffle limited to 200 tickets to win a stunning Tiffany Olive Branch Cuff Bracelet, valued at $1,175. Drawing deadline is Dec. 18.

With a limited sale of 200 tickets at just $20 each, the odds ...

Art Exhibit and Sale by Local Artist in Denville

Randolph resident, Debra Kapnick, is exhibiting more than 25 pieces of artwork at Café Metro, 60 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, from now through January 28th, 2017.  Watercolors, pastels, and oil paintings are on display and available for immediate viewing and/or sale.  Many of the works have been inspired by beautiful local scenery and may be recognizable to hikers and nature ...

Observer PolitickerNJ to Hold Forum on Obama's NJ Impact on Dec. 9

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How have Obama's two terms impacted the Garden State? The event slated ...

"Move Today" Class Offered to Seniors

Move Today, a weekly exercise class for seniors, will be offered at Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center, 540 Route 10 West in Randolph beginning on Tuesday, January 10th from 1-2pm. 

Move Today is a 30-45 minute non-aerobic exercise class designed to improve flexibility, balance and stamina. Participants assess their health, physical well-being and intent to make behavior changes ...

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My Epic Beauty Fails

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