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April 4, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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CHARLESTON, SC - On Sunday April 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association (CABA) will host its 8th Annual Charleston Honey & Bee Expo. The event will be held at Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant on 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd. The public is invited to experience the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Stew Leonard’s will open its first ever Garden State grocery store this fall at Paramus Park Mall. At a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning, local officials, as well as Stew Leonard’s executives, cheered the occasion with champagne glasses filled with milk. Dubbed as “the ...

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TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on Tuesday, April 2, the arrest of Adam Nevius, age 44, and Kimberly Atkinson, age 50, both of Manahawkin. The couple was charged with Failure to Make Required Disposition, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-9. Atkinson was also ...

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Morris Township, NJ – Morris Township ranks #24 among the safest cities in the United States according to a recent report issued by SafeWise, a Utah-based company that reviews home safety companies and their products. Four of the top 10 safest cities in the country are in New Jersey. Bernards ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ:  On March 13th, from 10:00 am-1:00pm, the Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), the largest nonprofit group providing educational and social programs for adults ages 50 and over, in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, hosted a free informational session. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren ranks No. 30 in New Jersey Family’s "Best Towns for Families" 2019 List, published on njfamily.com. Nearby, Bernard’s ranks No. 5, Green Brook ranks No. 20, Berkeley Heights ranks No. 21, Watchung No. 201, and North Plainfield No. 434. Montgomery is No. 1 this year.  New ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - When you think of Fireplaces Plus, Inc. you may think it’s just a “winter” business, but in fact in their showroom they offer beautiful, unique home decor and gifts.  Fireplaces Plus, Inc. is located at 660 East Bay Avenue and their showroom hours are Monday through Thursday 9 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with two American Bald Eagle chicks cracking their eggs and stretching their tiny wings this weekend, just five weeks after they first appeared in the nest atop a sycamore tree at Duke Farms. The two eggs first appeared in the adult ...

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STAFFORD - All are invited to join the Reynolds Garden Shop in Manahawkin for a presentation by R.J. Curcio - Staff Ecologist at New Jersey Deer Control®, LLC on Managing White-tailed Deer Destruction in NJ. The Managing White-tailed Deer Destruction in NJ presentation will take place this ...

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BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, NJ - The large fire that broke out in Burlington County's Penn State Forest early Saturday afternoon is now 75% contained according to NJ Governor Phil Murphy. Over 10,000 acres of fire has been consumed. Route 72 West and all of Route 539 are now open to the public. The ...

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BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, NJ - A large fire has broken out in Burlington County's Penn State Forest early Saturday afternoon that has now closed off Rt. 72 West at Rt. 539.  As of 10;10 a.m. on Sunday, the Ocean County Sheriff's Department reported to TAPinto that the road is still closed at Route 72 ...

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Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown did not break through the top 100 of  this year's New Jersey Family magazine's "New Jersey's Best Towns for Families 2019" list. According to the magazine, which released the list on Thursday, Morristown ranked 331.  Montgomery in Somerset County is No. 1 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn residents now have a new option to maintain their privacy while home for the day. A do not knock list is being operated by the township of Millburn. All door-to-door solicitors need to be licensed by the township and need to have their township-issued solicitation permit ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – It’s the start of spring. The change of season is the perfect time to think about both your heating and air-conditioning equipment. This is the start of the baseball season and our friends at Woolley have announced the perfect promotion, Swing into Spring, with special deals ...

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STAFFORD - The public is invited to join Stafford Recreation for a trip to the magnificent Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The Gardens are world renowned for their stunning landscapes and conservatories filled with every flora imaginable. The trip takes place on Wednesday, May ...

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PARKLAND, FL- This week is bulk trash pick up for Parkland. Bulk Trash pick up begins Monday, March 25 and runs through Saturday, March 30. See attached schedule for your bulk pick up day. Bulk Trash includes household appliances, furniture and bulky nature items like tree stumps. It does not ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township recently approved a new community by Walters Homes, Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow. Located at 200 Back Road, the site work has just begun. The development is to be located at the corner of Grassy Hollow Road and Back Road, just east of the Holiday Inn at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A new hydroponic garden funded by Union County has been brightening up the winter months at the Richmond Terrace senior housing apartments in Plainfield. The new garden was funded through the Freeholder Board’s Union County Means Green community garden grant program. “The ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden County Historical Society has won a 2019 Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia for the Camden County Heritage Tourism Plan, the historical society announced today.  The award will be presented at the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards ...

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Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park’s Environmental Commission has announced that change is in the air for the 2019 community garden. The Valley Road community garden was formerly constructed with straw bales; the new garden will feature twenty (20) 8’x 4’ raised boxed beds composed of organic mushroom ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on on Wednesday, March ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, ...

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UNION, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on on Wednesday, March 20, ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days.  According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents and businesses will be able to purchase screened compost and double ground wood mulch from the Morris County Municipal Utlities Authority (MCMUA)  beginning in mid-March. According to the MUA, the utility recycles vegetative waste materials from around ...

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Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias. With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the ...

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