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Morristown High School Ice Hockey Falls to Morris Knolls; 3-0

December 3, 2016

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Morristown hockey team hit another stumbling block on Friday evening.

 

Playing fellow Mennen Division rival Morris Knolls, the Colonials gave up a goal in each period, and ultimately fell 3-0 to the Golden Eagles in front of a large, bi-partisan crowd at Mennen Arena. With the loss, Morristown dropped to 0-2 both overall and in the Mennen Division, and ...

Despite Thrilling Performance, Morristown High School Hockey Falls to Morristown Beard; 3-2 in Season Opener

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Fielding a young but feisty squad a winter after winning the Non-Public A state championship, the Morristown hockey team appeared to be heading for a tie with perennial power and cross-town rival Morristown-Beard on Monday night.

 

Unfortunately for the Colonials, heartbreak struck in the game’s final seconds. A goal off the stick of the ...

Clay, Edwards Secure Top Places at Morris Township Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Eric Clay was the first one to cross the finish line in the 10th Annual Morris Township Thanksgiving Day 5K. Clay finished with a time of 16:14.6. Right on his heels was Will Mitchell of Chatham who finished 2nd with a time of 16:33.2 and fellow Morristown High School runner Ben Edwards who finished 3rd with a time of 16:38.5. 

More than 2,347 runners came ...

Free Local Hack Day Event for Morristown Middle and High School Students; Dec.3

December 2, 2016

DENVILLE, NJ-– Morris County School of Technology’s Tech Club is hosting hackMCST Local Hack Day on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The hackathon will be located at the high school, 400 East Main St, Denville.

HackMCST Local Hack Day is a 12-hour event where students from North Jersey high schools and middle schools come together to work in teams to make their idea a ...

Morristown Peck School's FIRST Lego League Team Participates in Qualifying Event

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - On Sunday, November 20, Peck's FIRST Lego League (FFL) team participated in the Qualifying Event at Mount Olive High School in Mt. Olive, NJ.
FIRST is an acronym meaning For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The event has three components: a project, core values and robot programming and design.

Students are given the challenge at the start of the ...

Morristown Beard Students' Boat Ready to Set Sail

MORRISTOWN, NJ - For the fifth year in a row, Morristown-Beard School 6th Graders will launch a 5-foot, unmanned sailboat as part of the “Educational Passages” program.

This year’s boat — the S.S. Beard — will be launched in the next few weeks with help from MBS trustee and parent Joe Robillard.  The vessel will be equipped with a GPS that transmits to a ...

Students Display Design and Fine Art Pieces at Morristown Museum

December 7, 2016

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Museum is once again hosting the Portfolio Exhibit of design and fine art pieces created by students at County College of Morris (CCM).

The exhibition, consisting of works produced by students taking Portfolio classes through CCM’s Department of Art and Design, runs through Thursday, December 15, with a closing reception also being held that day.

Haitian Family Partners with Morristown Students and Community to Send Aid

Students React to Haitian Devastation by Sending Aid

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Red Oaks fifth and sixth graders, who are engaged in a unit on weather and climate, were in the middle of studying the elements of hurricanes when Hurricane Matthew began to take shape and strengthen. Students followed the storm and saw pictures of the devastation in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western ...

Morristown Students Visit Novartis During National Disability Mentoring Day

East Hanover, NJ– Over 100 high school students with disabilities visited Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) for a day of career exploration on October 19, National Disability Mentoring Day.  Students from Morristown as well as 10 other schools participated.  

This annual event at the Company’s East Hanover campus helps students with special needs ...

Morris County Freeholders Issue Statement on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  Today, we are remembering the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the more than 2,000 lives lost on what had been a peaceful, beautiful Sunday morning in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941,

The brutal attack by Japanese war planes in Hawaii struck this nation to its very core. It changed the course of history and personally affected the lives of every person and ...

'Project Homeless Connect' Looks to Link Residents to Vital Resources; Event Scheduled for Thursday December 1

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Project Homeless Connect hopes to connect the county's homeless and most vulnerable residents with vital resources on Thursday December 1 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, individuals experiencing homelessness can walk in and get hot cup of coffee, a snack, a haircut, flu shots, and be linked to community services ...

Abbett Avenue in Morristown will be Closed to Traffic Beginning Friday Evening

November 30, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Abbett Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning Friday December 2 at 7pm through the afternoon of Saturday December 3. The closure is due to emergency work on the Abbett Avenue Railroad Crossing.

The preparation will begin on Friday December 2 at 9am but will not cause any road closures.

Detours will be posted. Motorists should avoid the area if ...

Ledgewood Man Bolts From Hotel After Failed Robbery Attempt With Wrench

ROXBURY, N.J. – A Ledgewood man unsuccessfully attempted to rob a local hotel last week and chose an unusual weapon to do it – a wrench – according to police.

The man, Michael Jensen, 26, used the wrench on Nov. 26 to threaten a front desk employee at the Extended Stay America on International Drive South in Mount Olive, police said. Brandishing the tool, Jensen ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Mon. Dec 5

December 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in NJ, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always believed ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  Get ready for some holiday spirit! Music, gingerbread houses, movies, toy donations, holiday fairs, photos with Santa and much much more! Over 44 activities to keep you busy. If you are driving around looking at Holiday decorations, don't forget to submit your favorite to the JCP&L Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest. Have a great weekend ...

Morristown Business Gives Back this Holiday Season with Toy Drive Benefiting Goryeb Children's Hospital

December 7, 2016

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  To spread a little more cheer this holiday season, Tiff’s Grill & Ale House will be hosting their first ever Toy Drive, Sunday December 11. With the donation of an unwrapped toy kids will get to eat for free from 5 to 8 that evening. Tiff’s will also be serving a buffet style dinner with a $20 entry fee, a portion of which will be donated to Goryeb ...

Morristown Resident Ryan Skolnick; Founder of Language Learning Video Game Software Company

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Stillman School of Business junior Ryan Skolnick, from Morristown, NJ, is triple majoring in management, marketing and information technology management with a certificate in entrepreneurial studies. He is also the Founder and CEO of Aveho Learning, a fully immersive, photorealistic, language learning video game software company.

Skolnick credits the Center for ...

Keeping Pets Safe and Healthy During the Holiday Season

December 6, 2016

Festive celebrations, food and décor are hallmarks of the holiday season. But the most wonderful time of the year also can pose safety concerns for dogs, cats and other household pets. Corey Druskin, manager of Choice Pet at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle in Livingston, offers the following tips for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy throughout the holiday season:

Secure the ...

#AskHer Sparks First-Ever Mammograms

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has launched the #AskHer Campaign to encourage women to have a mammogram and has established a dedicated phone number and website in conjunction with a campaign to remind women to make breast health a priority.

Atlantic Health System established a dedicated phone number, 1-844-343-3540 and web siteatlantichealth.org/askher, and added 1,200 ...

Plastic Pieces Found in Hazelnut Butter Filled Clif Energy Bar Prompts Recall

December 7, 2016

NEW JERSEY- Clif Bar has announced a voluntary recall of their Hazelnut Butter Filled Clif Energy Bars. Small plastic pieces were found in a limited number of bars, stated the company. No injuries have been reported, but out of an abundance of caution, the company has prompted a voluntary recall on the product.

The product affected is the:

Individual bars of Chocolate Hazelnut Butter ...

French Silk Fudge

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Need a homemade treat for a holiday gathering--in a hurry? French Silk Fudge might be your new go-to recipe. Fudge is a welcome change from the usual Yuletide dessert parade of gingerbread, sugar cookie cutouts and fruitcake, and this microwaveable recipe is an easy way to whip up an impressive dessert with minimal fuss.

French Silk Fudge

2 cups superfine ...

Christmas Tree Fundraiser to Benefit Morristown's Homeless Solutions

December 6, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – On Saturday, December 10 and Sunday December 11, Country Mile Gardens of Morristown will host their 9th Annual Christmas Tree Donation Weekend to benefit Homeless Solutions, Inc. For every cut tree over 5' they sell on these two days, Country Mile Gardens will make a $10 donation in support of Homeless Solutions shelter programs. 

Country Mile Gardens ...

Morristown Theater Premieres Documentary on Fight to Stop Jetport at the Great Swamp

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The closing scene rises up with a widening aerial shot of the 8,000-acre expanse of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, a place that might not exist today if not for the people documented in the film: "Saving the Great Swamp: Battle to Stop the Jetport."

The documentary, which took two years to make and was produced by Chatham resident Scott Morris with co-producer ...

Morristown High Senior David Draghi Supports Food Pantry; Earns Eagle Scout Award

December 6, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School Senior David Draghi earned his Eagle Scout ranking on November 6 by completing a service project at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains.

Sponsored by the Morristown Rotary Club, Draghi enhanced the food garden at the food pantry by creating a vertical garden, worm composter and other elements to help make it easier for participants to grow ...

In the Spirit of Giving, Morristown Resident Joins Student/Partner Alliance Give Back Helping Inner City Students

SUMMIT, NJ - Morristown resident Eileen Walsh is part of the Summit-based Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), which supports inner city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, hosted their annual fall community service event at the Community FoodBank of NJ.

“This is a ...

Things To Do Before Listing On The Market

December 6, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Listing a home or property for sale is no small task, and it takes a lot of preparation for a seller to be ready to list. If you've been thinking about selling your home, but you're not completely ready to pull the trigger (maybe you'd like to list within the next few months or even within a year), consider some of the tips listed below to help prepare your home or ...

Four Easy Care Gardening Trends for the Holiday Season

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Dress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these low maintenance gardening trends. Just add a little fun, classic beauty or style to make it even more memorable now and throughout the year.

Terrariums.  These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid gardeners. Just plant a few small ...

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

November 29, 2016

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The first installment in the Top Minds Series presented by Observer PolitickerNJ and partially sponsored by TAPinto.net will feature  academics from all over New Jersey and their assessment of  “The Legacy of President Barack Obama in New Jersey.”  

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

Morristown Teens Invited to Discuss Post Election Issues with Law Explorer Post 22

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County teenagers are welcome to discuss the update of the 2016 presidential election along with all the post-election results.  On Saturday, November 19th, Law & Government Explorer Post 22 (chartered to the Morris County Bar Foundation) will hold its monthly meeting.   All young men and women, ages 14-20, are welcome to attend.  We will discuss ...

Governor Signs School Cop Law Pushed by Denville Police Chief

December 3, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. - Retired law enforcement officers will be allowed to serve as part-time security officers in schools, thanks to a new law that was pushed by Denville Police Chief Chris Wagner.

The law, sponsored by state Assembly Republican Whip Anthony Bucco, that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers to serve as security ...

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement, Pledges to Raise Funds for 30 Children in Foster Care

MORRISTOWN, NJ - 6 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties have joined the #GivngTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. 

In preparing to celebrate its 30th Anniversary year, CASA of Morris and Sussex ...

Morristown Community Leaders Host "Standing on the Side of Love; Thanksgiving Against Fear"

November 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Church of the Redeemer in Morristown hosted a special event entitled "Standing on the side of Love: Thanksgiving against fear" which acknowledged many of the challenge faced in the country today.

This interfaith event was attended by individuals from all backgrounds and religions and served as a way to unite the community despite the many difficulties faced ...

Morristown Book Discussion: Field of Compassion:  How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  On Sundays, November 20, and December 4,  2016  at 3:30 PM at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ, Voice of the Faithful New Jersey will present discussions of the book  Field of Compassion:  How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life by Judy Cannato.  Liturgy will follow at 4:30 PM. 

In Field of Compassion: ...

‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ runs at Disney's Hollywood Studios to Dec. 31

December 1, 2016

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL.- Christmas is indeed the most magical time of year at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida, and this year a little more Christmas magic joins the fun at at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,”

With the facade of the Chinese Theatre serving as a movie screen of sorts, Disney ...

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Three Holiday Tenors, Westfield Students to Peform in NJ Festival Orchestra’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ Concert

December 5, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Three Holiday Tenors, a trio of accomplished vocalists, will perform in the New Jersey Festival Orchestra's “Home for the Holidays” concerts next weekend, along with students from Westfield’s Washington Elementary School fifth grade chorus and Madison’s Central Avenue Elementary School chorus. 

The tenors, Limmie Pullman, Kevin Ray ...

Union Resident Among Three Charged in Multi-County Jewelry Store Heists

December 7, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A Union resident has been arrested and charged with participating in a series of jewelry store break-ins that netted nearly $1 million in stolen goods, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Keir A. Dargon, 35, of the Vauxhall section of Union was arrested along with Michael A. Davis, 54, and Terrance Worthy, 59, both of ...

Free Basketball Shooting Clinic Offered to Morristown Boys in 3rd - 8th Grade

December 6, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Coach Connolly and the Morristown High School basketball team will be conducting a Skills Development Clinic for boys in 3rd through 8th grade.  The clinic is open to all Morristown community members who are interested in playing boys basketball.

The clinic will take place on Friday December 9  from 7:30pm - 8:45pm in the Morristown High School Main Gym.

Winter Solstice Celebration in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The winter solstice is occurring December 21. The winter solstice is not the whole day and fluctuates depending on where you live. For us, in the United States, the winter solstice will occur at 5:44 am  EST, according to TimeandDate.  The winter solstice marks the onset of winter with the shortest day and the longest night of the year. 

There are a few ...

The 2016 Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green; An Annual Community Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green, presented by the Morristown Partnership, will kick off on Sunday, November 27 at 5:00pm and once again transform the downtown into a winter wonderland well into the New Year.  A full calendar of family friendly activities are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, with bonus weekday evenings, throughout the ...

Free A Cappella Workshop in January

December 6, 2016

Free A Cappella Singing Lessons Offered by Women’s Chorus

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Sing A Cappella Series” of vocal workshops. Women will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music, Wednesdays, 7:15pm, January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long ...

Morristown Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa; Sunday November 27

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Santa and his magnificent reindeer will travel to Morristown on Sunday November 27 to kick off the holiday season. The Morristown Partnership is  sponsoring The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Hyatt Regency Morristown. There will also be performances by the Morristown High School Theatre ...

A Civil War Christmas at Morristown's Historic Speedwell; December 3rd and 4th

Emmerse yourself in holiday traditions on the home front, at the soldier's encampment and at an officer's ball

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Experience the holidays during the Civil War on the home front, at a soldier’s winter encampment, and at an Officer’s Ball! Visit Historic Speedwell in Morristown, on Saturday, December 3 from 12 noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, ...

Deadline Extended for 10th Annual Morristown Onstage

December 3, 2016

Auditions December 10, 2016 at Morristown High School

MORRISTOWN, NJ– The Morris Educational Foundation (MEF) has announced that the deadline to register to audition for its tenth annual talent show, Morristown ONSTAGE has been extended to Wednesday, December 7!  The talent show will showcase the best amateur talent from Morristown, Morris Plains and Morris Township.  The event ...

Short Hills Mall Welcomes Santa's Flight Academy Interactive Experience

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Waiting in line to see Santa has never been more fun as children and adults alike can immerse themselves in the interactive Flight Academy experience at The Mall at Short Hills. After creating personalized crew badges, children are greeted by name throughout their journey to become a member of Santa's flight crew.

Partnering with one of three of Santa's ...

1st Annual Winter Fun Fest to Benefit Interfaith Food Pantry; December 10

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - The Morris County Council of Education Associations (MCCEA) will hold its first annual Winter Fun Fest on Saturday, December 10 at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes from 10:00-1:00. All are welcome. Attendees are simply asked to bring one non-perishable food item per person for admission, which will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains.

The event ...

Morristown Historical Park Announces Winter Hours

December 7, 2016

Morristown, NJ – Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center building will be closed. The building will reopen on Saturday, February 11, 2017. During that same period, the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford Mansion will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open ...

JCP&L Accepting Submissions to Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest

MORRISTOWN, NJ - JCP&L is again looking for the best and brightest homes this holiday season by holding a Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest.

Customers can enter the photo contest by submitting photos of their homes' outdoor lighting displays on the JCP&L Facebook page through December 18. Ten finalists will be selected from the entries. Voting will ...

Interested in Being a High School Baseball or Softball Umpire? Registration is Now Open

New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association Cadet Class Registration

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The New Jersey State Baseball Umpire Association was founded in 1936. The 81 year old 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. The association currently service schools in ...

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets from Terry's Pet Shop

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - As decorations go up and loved ones fill homes during the holiday season, a number of dangers are posed to our furry family members.  Taking a few preventative measures can keep pets safe this holiday season.

Be Careful with Seasonal Decorations

1. Christmas Trees: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing possible injury to your ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2016)

Self doubt can be paralyzing. More importantly, the source of self doubt can be even more disturbing and debilitating. In the case of travel writer, Lo Blacklock, a violent home invasion right before the biggest opportunity of her career, leaves her physically and emotionally battered. On edge and sleep deprived, Lo has a destructive ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...

Be Careful Puppy Shopping This Holiday Season

December 7, 2016

Now that the holiday season is upon us, many people think a puppy would make a good gift. What most forget is that puppies require a lot of time, energy and money, and many pet store puppies come from sick and neglected puppy mills.

Nearly 8 million companion animals enter United States shelters each year, half of which are sadly killed. This is a staggering number of innocent lives lost, with ...

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4 Warrants for Morristown Man Tops This Week's Police Blotter

December 5, 2016

11/27/16: MOTOR-VEHICLE CRASH: Ptl. Asher Rumfield was dispatched to Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon on a report of a motor-vehicle crash with a car and motorcycle. No serious injuries reported.

11/28/16: ARREST FOR WARRANTS: Ptl. John Cassie executed a motor-vehicle stop in Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Jefferson. An investigation revealed the driver, Anthony D. Cannella, age 23, of ...

Missing 1 to 2 hours of sleep doubles crash risk; Study reveals the dangers of getting less than seven hours of sleep

December 7, 2016

Study reveals the dangers of getting less than seven hours of sleep

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., — Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers ...