Livingston Public Library Celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week

October 18, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Library and Friends of the Livingston Library invite the public to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week from Oct.16 to Oct. 22. 

The Friends of the Livingston Library, established in 1960, raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Library every year. More than 600 community members contribute annually to the Friends and some three dozen of ...

Livingston High School Marching Band Participates in West Orange High School Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Fourth Annual Marching Mountaineer Invitational drew large crowds despite the onerous weather and provided some exciting competition on Oct. 8 at Suriano Stadium.

The Marching Mountaineers performed their routine "Defying Gravity" in exhibition as hosts of the evening while outstanding performances from Livingston, West Milford, Roxbury, Passaic County, ...

Senior Community Center to Host Sixth Annual Fright Night on Oct. 29

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Senior/Community Center presents a Halloween celebration that the entire family can participate in with the sixth annual Fright Night on Saturday, Oct. 29, featuring popular activities like the Haunted Walk, Trunk or Treat and the Costume Contest Parade.

Indoor activities include a Halloween-themed Family Photo Booth, face-painting, a coloring ...

Thatcher McGhee's Now Accepting Holiday Party Reservations

FAIRFIELD, NJ – The holiday season is quickly approaching and Thatcher McGhee’s Fairfield is now accepting reservations to host the festivities.

For those looking for a cozy atmosphere with an old-world Irish feel, Thatcher McGhee’s has carefully designed two private party rooms to make patrons feel like they are being served right under a country thatched roof.

The ...

Livingston Mayor and Local Officials Attend South Orange Train Station 'Roaring Twenties' Centennial Celebration

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Despite some concerns about the weather, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum declared that Saturday night's South Orange Train Station Centennial celebration would continue as village staff and event team volunteers prepared for rain with tent rentals and utilized covered and indoor spaces in and around the station ...

Prospective Camp Families are Invited to Meadowfest—Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s Family Fall Festival and Open House Event

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Summer camp is over and although fall family activities are on the minds of many, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s new owners George Stein and Dan Millman said now is the best time to start looking at camps for next summer. 

In order for families to experience the camp spirit at Meadowbrook, Millman and Stein are inviting ...

Busy Event Weekend for Livingston Despite Soggy Weather

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kicking off October with art, music, food, rides and community outreach by local officials, the Township of Livingston hosted three events this weekend that attracted many local residents despite the rainy weather: Livingston UNICO’s “Oktoberfeast Celebrazione,” Art at the Oval and a Livingston Fire Department Open House.

UNICO Livingston ...

Locals Bring Midnight Madness Scavenger Hunt Events for Couples to the Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Leigh and Jason Gourvitz of Livingston were looking for something fun to do other than another “standard couples dinner weekend outing amongst friends,” when they came up with an idea to plan an evening scavenger hunt. They immediately contacted their friends, Ilisa and Kevin Harrison of West Orange, and brought them in to run the game and create the ...

Newly Opened 'STRYXE' in Madison Is Bowling, Re-Imagined

MADISON, NJ - After opening this past Spring, 'STRYXE' redefines everything one conceptually thinks of in a bowling alley.

Bowling balls...check, lanes...check, food and beer...check STRYXE asks bowlers to throw everything they think about bowling alleys out the window and visit the mega-entertainment venue that is STRYXE.

The new space holds an appeal to several ...

Livingston Unico Presents "Oktoberfeast Celebrazione" Italian Festival This Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Games, rides, food, beer and wine will be some of the highlights at the Livingston Unico “Oktoberfeast Celebrazione” in the St. Philomena’s Church parking lot from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

Two cultures will collide from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday with an explosion of tastes ...

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Sun, October 23, 11:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

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39th Annual Morristown Craft Market Set For Friday to Sunday, Oct. 16-18

October 11, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 39th Annual Morristown CraftMarket, one of the top juried, longest running and most successful fine art and craft shows in the nation, will be held Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18 at the National Guard Armory, 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ. 

The show hours are:

Friday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.;

Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 ...

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)

It's that time of year when the sun sets early and the rustle of autumn leaves scattering across sidewalks in the dusk makes us hurry to get inside our cozy homes. The goblins of our imaginations lurk among the jack o' lantern lit darkness. This is the time of year when readers, who love the masters of ...

‘Richard III’ Roars into Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – A taut, compelling production of “Richard III,” that cunning, evil king, will mesmerize you at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Director Paul Mullins has kept the action at full tilt, even as a raft of henchmen and royalty people the stage. Of course you need an actor as Richard who can both charm and antagonize those around him. Derek Wilson fills the ...

Going Toe to Toe

There are a lot of body parts I’m not particularly happy with (you thighs know who you are), but the one part of me I’ve never been bothered by is my feet. Not to be conceited, but I’ve always thought I had pretty nice feet, as far as feet go. They are not too fat or too thin, my arches are not too high or too low, and my toes all line up nicely in descending order. I ...

Five Halloween Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share.

1. Go to the pumpkin patch early. Some might take this advice a step further and skip heading out to the over-crowded pumpkin-slash-apple-slash-pony-ride-slash-corn-maze extravaganza entirely, but not me. Those fall pumpkin ...

Why Worry?

The President of the United States and a designated Military Aide with top level security clearance are riding on Air Force One.


President: Reluctantly, I have decided to drop the bomb.


Aide: Yes, sir.  You will need this.  It’s the Nuclear Football.


President: It looks like a black briefcase with an antenna.


Aide: It is, ...