Essex County News

Maplewood Garden Club Presents 'The Natives are Restless: Outstanding Forms of Woody Native Plants'


MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. the Maplewood Garden Club will have a presentation on The Natives Are Restless; Outstanding Forms of Woody Native Plants at the Maplewood Memorial Library (51 Baker Street).

Marc Montefusco, Director of Horticulture at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, will introduce the audience to some of his favorite “exotic natives,” any of which he says could find a place in a residential landscape. 

The presentation will also cover the "tremendous interest in native plants for residential gardens," which has grown as these plants are considered very sound choices from an ecological standpoint.  Montefusco explains that "some gardeners view the prospect of a predominantly native garden with some regrets." 

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"What about all those spectacular trees and shrubs from Asia and Europe?  Do we have to sacrifice visual excitement for good stewardship?  Fortunately for gardeners and the environment, the answer is no," said Montefusco.

Stunning new forms of native American plants are being introduced all the time, and the best of them inspire admiration in gardeners around the world, according to Montefusco.

The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to also take a stance on gun ...

Fair Lawn High School Students Walkout, Show Solidarity with Parkland, FL Victims

March 15, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Students walked out of class for 17 minutes to show solidarity with Parkland, FL students and teachers killed on Feb. 14.

Asking for tougher gun laws, students held signs in protest of a lack of government action, in addition to victims from other school shootings.

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Montclair Police Blotter: Vehicles Struck by Falling Trees, Attempted Burglary to Gates Ave. Residences and More

March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

Edgemont Park House: Movies, Knitting, Exercise and More

March 18, 2018

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                               3:15 MILL Stronger Core (registration full)

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