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DEP Urges Drivers to be Cautious on Roadways as Deer Mating Season Begins

October 22, 2018

TRENTON – Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced.

White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. During this time of year deer are more ...

Start Raking SOMA: Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Now Underway

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Time to start raking -- leaf collection is now underway in South Orange and Maplewood.

Here's what you need to know for leaf collection in the two towns, including on Essex County roads.

SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION

From the South Orange Village website:

Leaf Season will commence on October 22, 2018 and continue through December 5, ...

Waretown Historical Society Announces Upcoming Events

WARETOWN - The Waretown Historical Society has some new events coming up in November and December.  

On Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a general membership.  The Society plans on planning for the spring quarter in 2019. 

On Sunday, December 9 from 1-3 p.m. there will be a Christmas Lunch at Kristy’s Diner.  All are invited to join ...

Freeze Warning Sunday Night for Southern Ocean County Area

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from midnight until 9 a.m. on Monday. 

The temperatures overnight will drop to around freezing.  Frost and freeze conditions may damage sensitive vegetation.  The National Weather Service recommends that residents take steps to protect tender plants from the cold.

The Freeze Warning means that ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions, and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity, you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Plan and Plant this Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.

The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. You’ll enjoy the burst of color and sustained beauty that spring-flowering bulbs can provide.

Enlist some help in planning your ...

Walking Tour of Montclair Architecture, Oct. 21

MONTCLAIR, NJ - 

Join Podclair at Van Vleck’s entrance for a 2.5-mile self-paced podcast-guided walking tour of historical sites and buildings around Montclair Center. Podcast hosted by Frank Godlewski, who concludes the tour with a live Q&A at the Glenridge Ave. parklet, across from 217-219 Glenridge Ave. All ages, strollers, scooters, skaters, cyclists, and baby carriers ...

Plan and Plant this Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

DENVILLE, NJ -- It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.

The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. You’ll enjoy the burst of color and sustained beauty that spring-flowering bulbs can provide.

When you think early ...

Power Outage Hits Warren’s East Side

WARREN, NJ - It’s not just you. A power outage has been reported to Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L) affecting much of the east side of Warren on Saturday evening. 

 

JCP& L is investigating and has an estimated restoration time of 11:30 p.m. however they are still awaiting dispatch at 8:30 p.m.

 

Report outages to

Report an ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

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Rake & Hoe Garden Club Clean Up at Jardine Academy

October 22, 2018

As part of its commitment to community service, members of the Rake & Hoe Garden Club of Westfield visited Jardine Academy in early October and worked with some of the students to clean up the gardens and plant daffodil bulbs. During the visit, the students gathered and sorted the material removed from the garden into compost and trash.  

The Jardine Academy, in Cranford, is operated ...

Interested In Affordable Homeownership? Get Prepared With These Steps

Getting ready to buy a house is already complicated but, for people with low-moderate incomes, the idea of ever getting a home mortgage seems unrealistic or unbearable. Renting comes with its headaches and stresses, but at least it doesn't require you to sell your freedom to some bank. Besides, credit scores, down payments, closing costs, and pricey mortgages are all huge obstacles.

Houghtaling & Downey Bill Package to Combat Ticks, Invasive Species Clears Assembly Panel

New Jersey is especially conducive to dangerous, disease-carrying ticks because of the state’s climate, woodlands and large agricultural sector. Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, however, have taken action to reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases and invasive species as two of their bills to combat these threats cleared the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources ...

NPML November Events

November Events @ NPML New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave. (908) 665-0311

All Month Long - Frankenstein Community Read Event

Celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein by participating in our Community Read Event. Book list of Frankenstein-inspired titles for adults, teen and children available in the library or on our website. www.newprovidencelibrary.org Ongoing ...