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Exhibit at Morristown Museum Shows How Professors Inspire and Influence Students

August 25, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Emily Larosa, of Morris Plains, will be displaying “The Telephone Poles,” an acrylic landscape painting in an exhibition titled, “Four Colleges: A Student/Faculty Exhibit”. Larosa who graduated from County College of Morris in May with her Associate in Fine Arts, will have her work displayed alongside peer Heather Aurora Hardin and Professor Todd ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Morristown High School in Top 100 in State

MORRISTOWN, NJ- In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked Morristown High School No. 80 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. In 2014, Morristown High School was ranked 116.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the State Department of Education, according to the magazine.

The top 20 Schools in the state are:

1- Chatham High ...

New York Jets Update from Florham Park: What We Know After the 2nd Preseason Game

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The New York Jets have had 2 preseason games so far and they are now 1-1. Saturday, August 27th, the Jets will be the home team when they meet for their 3rd preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

On August 21st in Florham Park, Head Coach Todd Bowles was interviewed about the team loss against the Washington Redskins and the injury report after the ...

Last 'Meet Me in Morristown' For the Season; Thursday August 25

August 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The last Meet Me In Morristown for the season is set for Thursday August 25. Once again, downtown Morristown will be transformed into a stage for artists, performers, and musicians by "combining the business and art communities."

 

Sponsored by Morris Arts, Meet Me in Morristown "encourages customers to walk downtown, shop and dine while ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Smile it's the weekend! And according to the National Weather Service, it's going to be a beautiful weekend with temperatures rising into the high 80's.  It's a great time to take advantage of the trails, historic sites, and of course  all the many activities happening in and around Morristown. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday ...

High Temperatures Didn’t Stop Morristown's Outdoor Family Festival

MORRISTOWN, NJ— More than 150 people braved the 100 degree heat index on Saturday, August 13th, to attend the 7th annual Alfresco at the Farm, a family fundraising festival to benefit Grow It Green Morristown, a non-profit group whose focus is making fresh, local food accessible to all. The event took place at Grow It Green’s Urban Farm, New Jersey’s Largest School Garden, at 31 ...

JCP&L Enhancing Electric System with $387 Million in Infrastructure Projects During 2016

August 19, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - To help enhance service reliability for customers, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is continuing construction work this summer and throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects totaling approximately $387 million in its northern and central New Jersey service areas.  

To date, more than $233 million of the total has ...

New Jersey Red Cross Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

PRINCETON, NJ,  – The American Red Cross has named Ana Montero as regional chief executive officer of the organization’s New Jersey Region. Montero will oversee all Red Cross service delivery, fundraising and external relations within the state.

“I’m thrilled to pass the torch to Ana who I know to be a talented and thoughtful leader,” said Mathieu Nelessen, ...

Edison Heating and Cooling – Where 100 Percent Customer Satisfaction is the Goal

EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling, a TAP into Morristown sponsor, began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home.

At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as business grew, Edison Heating and Cooling moved into larger facilities throughout ...

Army Program Offers Morristown Students Free Standardized Test Prep, Online Study Programs

August 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School will be offering the ACT and SAT during the months of September and October. The ACT will be given  Saturday September 12, 2016 and October 24, 2016 while the SAT will be govem October 3, 2016 and November 7, 2016. 

 

To prepare for these college entrance exams, some students may seek ...

Noncredit Continuing Education Courses at CCM for Fall 2016

RANDOLPH, NJ — CCM has new and existing noncredit programs to assist individuals with enhancing their professional skills for career success. Classes begin in early September and registration, which is available now, is ongoing.

For this fall, CCM has added significantly to its technology offerings including training in computer support and repair, CISCO certifications, filmmaking ...

Adventure & Leadership Program Available for Local Morristown Teens

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ  – An exciting adventure and leadership experience is coming to Northern New Jersey residents and surrounding areas called the Extreme Leadership Extravaganza hosted by the Youth Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Extreme Leadership Extravaganza is a weekend of fun activities and leadership training for co-ed youth ages 14 & older.

NJ Monthly Ranks Morristown High School in Top 100 in State

August 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ- In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranked Morristown High School No. 80 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. In 2014, Morristown High School was ranked 116.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the State Department of Education, according to the magazine.

The top 20 Schools in the state are:

1- Chatham High ...

NJ 2-1-1 Offers Statewide Listing of School Supply Drives Providing All with Opportunity to Make a Difference

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  “I just don’t know how I will afford school supplies this year, with all of the other expenses we have,” a caller to NJ 2-1-1 confessed. For some families, buying school supplies each August is a struggle that can be managed. For many families in NJ, it may just be impossible.

United Ways and other non-profits throughout the state work with ...

Morristown Resident Earns Coveted Spot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory.

MILLBURN, NJ –  Matt Adamo of Morristown along with 119 students from neighboring towns were selected to be a part of the theater’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. Those members of the competitive Conservatory earned spots in the Senior (ages 15- 18), Junior Plus (ages 13-14), and Junior Companies (ages 10-12). The concert, titled New Voices of 2016: Everything Old is New ...

Morristown Athlete of the Week; Jhamil King

August 22, 2016

MORRISTOWN—Everyone on Morristown’s football schedule will have one thing in common when they review Colonials game film this year:

Jhamil King.

 

The rising junior running back for Morristown had a stellar sophomore season and established himself as one of Morris County's best—rushing for 856 yards on only 112 carries, good for a 7.6 yards per carry—and ...

Morristown Football Prepares for New Schedule; Old Rivalries

MORRISTOWN—The 118th season of Morristown football is here, and for Colonials fans who missed the great, week in, week out battles of the old Iron Hills Conference-Iron Division, the way to describe the 2016 campaign is music to their ears:

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

 

That old saying applies to the Morristown High football team as they ...

The Morristown Football Team and Cheerleaders Hold Car Wash; August 27

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Football Team and Cheerleading Squad will be hosting a car wash on Saturday August 27 to help offset some equipment and program costs. The car wash will take place at Morristown High School, in the Staff Parking Lot near the field house from 9am to 12 noon.

There is a suggested donation of $10 which will go towards the football program, said Eilleen ...

Ciattarelli Expected to Launch GOP Gubernatorial Campaign in September; Speculation Shifts to Possible Successors

August 11, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It’s the worst-kept secret in New Jersey political circles.

Jack Ciattarelli wants to be the next governor of New Jersey.

The Somerset County assemblyman continues to travel the state, lining up support for an expected run at the Republican nomination.

Tuesday night, he confirmed that he will announce a decision the second half of September.

“It’s ...

Somerville Democrats Help Challenger Peter Jacob Open 7th Congressional District Campaign Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local Democrats helped to welcome 7th Congressional District candidate Peter Jacob to town Tuesday night as the political upstart opened his campaign headquarters in a storefront sandwiched between a bicycle shop and pizzeria on North Gaston Avenue.

The 30-year-old Jacob, a Union County resident, social worker and vice president of a small family security business, will ...

McDonald's To Kick Off Pumpkin Spice Season Late August

August 23, 2016

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - McDonald’s  will welcome Autumn early this year with the August introduction of the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte. The beverage is expected to be available in all US locations by the end of August.

Originally introduced in 2013, the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latter has not appeared on the restaurant’s menu in three years.  Contrary to urban legends, the ...

Morristown Shoppers Check Your Cabinets; ShopRite Recalls Cookies

MORRISTOWN, NJ – ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be ...

ZUCCHINI AL FORNO CON MENTA E OLIO ALL’AGLIO - Baked zucchini with mint and garlic olive oil

There is nothing better than fresh, in-season ingredients from a local farmers market.  Healthy Italia can help you transform those fresh finds into easy, delicious meals.  

 

Here in NJ we are seeing an abundance of zucchini at our local markets and in our gardens.  This recipe can be an amazing side dish or a main course served with a salad.  The ...

Town of Morristown Receives Tree Planting Grant

August 23, 2016

TRENTON, NJ - The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants to 32 municipalities across the state, Commissioner Bob Martin announced.

The awards, $1,564,000 in total, are being issued by the New Jersey Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program through Community Stewardship Incentive Program (CSIP) grants.  These grants ...

Bear Sighted on Ventosa Drive in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Sunday afternoon, a bear was sighted on Ventosa Drive in  Morristown. Police are aware of the situation and are monitoring the movement of the bear. At this time, the bear is non-aggressive.

If observed, residents are urged to stay clear and not approach the bear.    As a precaution, below are some safety tips for further ...

Grow It Green Morristown to Host Family Fundraiser; August 13

MORRISTOWN, NJ—Grow It Green Morristown, a nonprofit focused on making fresh, local food accessible for all, will host its annual Alfresco at the Farm festival Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm (Rain date: August 14th). The event will take place at New Jersey’s Largest School Garden - the Urban Farm at Lafayette, 31 Hazel Street, Morristown, ...

Local Residents Assisting Red Cross in Helping Louisiana Families Affected by Flooding

August 21, 2016

 

PRINCETON, NJ — The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana. More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday night and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.

The Red Cross and its partners have served nearly 100,000 meals and snacks since the onset of the flooding. The Red ...

Have Old Shoes? Don't Throw Them Out; Donate Them to Morristown 911 Dog and Cat Rescue

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Cleaning out your closet to get ready for fall? Kids need new sneakers for school? Don't throw the old shoes out, donate them and make a difference. 911 Dog and Cat Rescue is collecting pairs of gently used/worn shoes of any shape or size as a fundraiser for the organization.

"So far we have collected 50 pairs of shoes," stated Jackie Braun of 911 Dog ...

Morris Habitat for Humanity Continues International Connection

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Last summer a group of volunteers from Morris Habitat went to Armenia for a week.  An exciting adventure and a chance to work hand in hand with an Armenian family to improve their living conditions. A lot can be accomplished in a week and this made for a very rewarding experience.  Morris Habitat is committed to building homes around the world and has done these types ...

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Collection Days to be Held September 10 and October 1

August 22, 2016

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has scheduled two upcoming free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Computer/T.V. Drop-Off events, to help Morris County residents properly discard unwanted hazardous household products and recycle electronic equipment that has accumulated in their homes.   ...

Hot Temperatures Continue, Cooling Centers Remain Open in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown has announced that cooling centers are open due to the high temperatures that have settled in the area. The National Weather Service has forecasted that temperatures will stay in the mid to high 90's  throughout the weekend.

The Morristown Fire House, located at 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open 24 hours a ...

Mosquito Eating Fish Placed in Water Across Morris County Amid Zika Crisis

 

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The State Department of Environmental Protection is providing increased resources to county mosquito commissions throughout New Jersey – including $500,000 in grants for mosquito control expenditures, more than 20,000 mosquito dunks and traps, and more than 500,000 mosquito larvae-eating fish – to aggressively combat the threat of Zika and other ...

Morristown Medical Center First Hospital in New Jersey to Offer Newly Approved, Bioabsorbable Stent

August 18, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in cardiology and part of Atlantic Health System,  announced it is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Absorb stent, the first-and-only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved bioabsorbable stent used to treat blockages in people with coronary artery disease.

Traditionally, coronary artery ...

Morristown Hospital's Melanoma Event Increases Awareness About Prevention and Treatment

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As summer is in full swing and many families have beach plans for the month of August, Morristown Medical Center thought it would be a good time to focus on sun protection and skin health. 

 Melanoma is one of the fastest growing types of cancer  with more than 62,000 cases reported each year, noted Morristown and Overlook medical center’s ...

Morristown Medical Center Named a Top Hospital in New Jersey and New York Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report Highest-ranking hospital in New Jersey in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Orthopedics

MORRISTOWN, NJ  –Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System,  announced it has been recognized as a top hospital in New Jersey and the New York Metro area by U.S. News & World Report. The medical center was also recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation, and highest-ranking hospital in New Jersey, in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and ...

Local Girl Scout Creates Giant Sundial at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

August 22, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  In addition to the rolling green lawn, the beautiful gardens and hiking trails, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum now has a large scale sundial to attract and educate visitors. According to the North American Sundial Society where the newly created sundial is registered, the sundial, shows both standard and daylight savings time with the use of twenty-eight circular hour ...

'Mansion in May' Chooses Morristown Mansion for Home and Garden Tour

MORRISTOWN, NJ– The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) announced the 18th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens will take place at Alnwick Hall located in Morristown. Alnwick Hall, known in recent years as The Abbey and once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr, will open its doors to the public as the Mansion in May ...

Updates, Renovations and Remodels for Morristown Residents

When selling a home or property, one of the main goals of the seller is to get the highest offer possible. If the market is hot, the chance of getting a high offer is relatively high. If the market is on the cooler side, many sellers look to alternative options to make their properties more marketable, usually by way of a remodel, a renovation or by updating the property. But what is the ...

12 Promotions Announced Within Morris County Prosecutor's Office

August 23, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John Speirs announce twelve promotions effective August 26, 2016 to fill vacant supervisory positions within the Prosecutor’s Office.  The vacancies were created by the recent retirements of Executive Captain Richard Rose, Captain Jane Recktenwald, and Captain Michael ...

Man Sought in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Now in Custody

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Raiys Grimes, 35, of West Orange, who had an arrest warrant issued for him in relation to the July 28 armed robbery of Crescent Jewelers in Chatham, turned himself in to authorities on Friday.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Ira Cohen set his bail at $200,000. Grimes and Michael Reed, 46, of Newark, have been charged with the armed robbery. A gun ...

West Orange Man Still at Large in Connection with Armed Robbery of Chatham Jewelers

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that Newark resident Michael Reed is in custody while 36-year-old Raiys Grimes of West Orange is still at large in connection with the July 28 armed robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers.

Convicted felon Reed, 46, is charged with being one of three males who conspired to commit the ...

Missing Morristown Man; Have You Seen Him?

August 11, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  A 76 Year old male has been reported missing from his Morris Township home. 

Benny Sandaha, a Vietnamese male left his residence on Columbia Road around 9:30am on Thursday August 11. He was wearing a brown shirt with "Vancouver" written on it, khaki shorts, sneakers and sunglasses.

Mr. Sandaha's destination is unknown. No photo has been ...

Newark Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Chatham Crescent Jewelers; Bail Set at $250,000

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Newark resident Michael Reed was arrested and charged on Monday in Morris County Superior Court with the July 28 robbery of Chatham's Crescent Jewelers, where more than $75,000 worth of jewelry was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Morris County Superior Court Judge Paul W. Armstrong set bail at $250,000. Two other suspects are still at large.

Reed, 46, is ...

Police Blotter; Suspicious Person At Morristown Skating Arena

8/1/16: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle in Morristown. An investigation revealed the driver, Jonathan Arias, age 24, of Morristown, to have a suspended driver's license. He was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and was eventually released with a court date pending.

8/1/16: SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Officers were dispatched to the Mennen ...

The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture presents A LIVING MEMORIAL CONCERT

August 19, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  On Monday September 12, The Presbyterian Church in Morristown will host a concert acknowledging the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11. A 40-person orchestra and 85-person Schiller Institute Chorus will perform Mozart's Requiem and African-American spirituals.

The concert is directed by John Sigerson with soloists Indira Mahajan, Mary ...

CAMELBACK RESORT is a Gem in th Pennsylvania Poconos for Day Trips and Stay Trips

August 19, 2016

TANNERSVILLE, PA.  There's a top destination in the Pennsylvania Poconos that has it all, Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand indoor waterpark, Aquatopia, and its thrilling outdoor summertime waterpark, Camelbeach.  Camelback gives you abundant reasons to ...

Come to Morristown August 25; Eat Cake and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Morristown, NJ – The community is invited to join the Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) as it celebrates the exact 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

 

Blue Morel Restaurant Executive Chef Bobby Varua will present to the park and visitors a specially designed and created  birthday cake that honors the ...

KEANSBURG on the Bayshore of New Jersey for a Delightful Day Trip

KEANSBURG, NJ.  Summer fun is ready and waiting for you at Keansburg Amusement Park, located in the heart of the New Jersey bayshore.

The venue includes a great waterpark, rides for all ages, games and tempting food choices.   With just a few weeks remaining in the summer season, Keansburg is a fantastic destination for families, couples and many more.  

Start your day at ...

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New York Jets Update from Florham Park: What We Know After the 2nd Preseason Game

August 24, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The New York Jets have had 2 preseason games so far and they are now 1-1. Saturday, August 27th, the Jets will be the home team when they meet for their 3rd preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

On August 21st in Florham Park, Head Coach Todd Bowles was interviewed about the team loss against the Washington Redskins and the injury report after the ...

Westfield Olympian Nick Delpololo Mulls Post-Rio Future

August 24, 2016

WESTFILED, NJ — This is not the comeback story that leaves everyone feeling good.

For Westfield native Nick Delpopolo, getting back to a second Olympics in Rio as a judo fighter after he was sent home during the 2012 games in London for a positive marijuana test still leaves him feeling unappreciated by USA Judo — and questioning a possible move to Mixed Martial Arts ...

Family Camp- Out Scheduled for Morristown Residents

August 9, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Township of Morris Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Family Camp Out on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Come pitch your family tent at Ginty Field and enjoy the splendors of an overnight campout. There will be games, activities, a crafts table, s’mores, and a bonfire! The Campout coincides with our free summer movie series showing of the movie ...

Masterwork Chorus Announces Auditions For Upcoming Season

CHATHAM, NJ - The Masterwork Chorus holds fall 2016 auditions by appointment on Wednesday evenings, September 14th and 21st, at the Chatham United Methodist Church (CUMC), 460 Main Street, Chatham, NJ, although alternative arrangements may be made.  Contact Don MacGowan at (973) 479-4020 or at membership@masterwork.org.  

Singers will be asked to vocalize, carry out pitch- ...

Don't Miss July's Meet Me in Morristown; Tonight July 28

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Meet Me In Morristown is back and will once again transform downtown Morristown into a stage for artists, performers, and musicians by "combining the business and art communities."

 

Sponsored by Morris Arts, Meet Me in Morristown will "encourage customers to walk downtown, shop and dine while being entertained on Morristown's sidewalks." Once a ...

Come to Morristown August 25; Eat Cake and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

August 19, 2016

Morristown, NJ – The community is invited to join the Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) as it celebrates the exact 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

 

Blue Morel Restaurant Executive Chef Bobby Varua will present to the park and visitors a specially designed and created  birthday cake that honors the ...

Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival Comes to Town August 20

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The sixth year annual FREE Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will come to the Morristown Green on Saturday, Aug. 20, with performances starting at noon and running through 10 p.m.

Thanks to the Town of Morristown and Mayor Tim Dougherty, music fans of all ages can enjoy great performances right in the heart of the county seat.

“We applaud Mayor ...

Acorn Hall Closed for Historic House and Exhibit Tours Beginning August 21 through September 4, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society announces that its headquarters, Acorn Hall, will be closed for historic house and exhibit tours due to annual interior maintenance from Sunday, August 21 through Sunday, September 4, 2016.

The specific dates affected by the revised schedule at Acorn Hall are: Sunday, August 21; Wednesday, August 24; Thursday, August 25; Sunday, August 28; ...

Don't Miss The 4th annual New Jersey Uke Fest; August 26 - 27

August 22, 2016

WHIPPANY, NJ - The 4th annual New Jersey Uke Fest, presented by The Folk Project, will be held on the weekend of August 26th and 27th, 2016 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey located at 60C North Jefferson Avenue, Whippany, NJ. The event consists of a Concert on Friday evening at 8:00PM, over six hours of ukulele related workshops on Saturday ...

Free Family Event Offers Skating, Entertainment and Giveways

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morris County’s fourteenth annual National Night Out event, hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris County Park Commission, returns to the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Tuesday, August 2, from 5-9 p.m., and will feature plenty of free attractions.

The event will offer free food, drinks, live entertainment, ice-skating, giveaways, and ...

Jersey Central Power & Light to Participate in Morris County National Night Out Event Bucket Truck, Safety Gear on Display

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will participate in the National Night Out event in Morris Township next Tuesday, August 2, to help promote the benefits of outdoor lighting in fighting crime. Company representatives will display a bucket truck and safety equipment at Mennen Arena in Morris Township from 5-9 p.m.

 

“National Night Out is ...

Exhibit at Morristown Museum Shows How Professors Inspire and Influence Students

August 25, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Emily Larosa, of Morris Plains, will be displaying “The Telephone Poles,” an acrylic landscape painting in an exhibition titled, “Four Colleges: A Student/Faculty Exhibit”. Larosa who graduated from County College of Morris in May with her Associate in Fine Arts, will have her work displayed alongside peer Heather Aurora Hardin and Professor Todd ...

Morristown Moms Invited to Escape to the Movies While the Kids are in School

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The kids are heading back to school and moms are heading back to the movies with the Matinee Club. The Matinee Club shows first-run films at neighborhood theaters at 11:30 am, so members are out in plenty of time to make that 3 pm school run. 

The series runs from October to May, one morning a month and the cost is $85 for the 8 movies. There are 6 series ...

Prairie Dog Exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo Reopens with Renovations and Upgrades

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Renovations to the Prairie Dog Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo are officially complete and the interactive attraction has been reopened to the public.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who announced the project’s completion this week, renovations were made in order to enhance visitors’ viewing perspective.

“We are always ...

New Transmission Lines, Substation Expansions and Circuit Upgrades to Help Reduce Number and Duration of Outages

JCP&L is continuing construction work throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to enhance service reliability in our northern and central New Jersey service areas. This comes after last year’s record for best service reliability in over a decade.  

These projects feature major enhancements to the transmission system that delivers ...

How to Keep Your Dog Cool on a Hot Day

Morris Plains, NJ- Did you know that dogs with smaller snouts have a harder time panting out their body heat? One way to help your dog if they have a smaller snout is to keep them in the air conditioning as much as possible to help them stay cool.

Another way to help your dog is by not letting them linger on hot surfaces like asphalt and cement. Being so close to the ground can heat their ...

Tackle and Field 3rd Annual Outdoor Expo

Wanaque, NJ– Tackle and Field will be hosting their 3rd Annual Outdoor Expo on August 27 from 10am to 5pm and August 28 from 10am to 3pm. Tackle & Field will have professional vendors like Carbon Express, Megabass, and many more putting on demonstrations and giveaways.

Tournament fisher Skip Lerman will be instructing a fishing seminar on Saturday explaining the keys to catching ...

Do you drive drowsy? Drowsy driving may cause up to 1 in 5 fatal accidents.

A report released last week from the Governors Highway Safety Association (an organization of state and territorial highway safety offices) estimates that up to 20% of fatal traffic accidents result from drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added drowsy driving to its definition of impaired driving along with drunk, drugged and distracted ...

In Response to Donald Trump setting up his New Jersey Headquarters in Parsippany

August 24, 2016

In Response to Donald Trump setting up his New Jersey Headquarters in Parsippany

Donald Trump is setting up his campaign office in Parsippany in an effort to bring his message of hatred, discrimination, and belligerence to Morris County. Voters in Morris County are some of the most well educated and informed people in the nation. They realize that Trump is not a viable candidate for President ...

The DNC HAS Been Hacked - How Did it Happen and What Lessons Can We Learn from It?

July 28, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful as the DNC cannot protect its sensitive communications, how can any of us ever expect to ...

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Fri, August 26, 8:00 AM

Morris Plains

National Dog Day

Fri, August 26, 12:00 PM

Liberty Hall Museum, Union

Toys Through Time: History of American Fun

Education Other

Fri, August 26, 4:00 PM

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson

Centennial Art in the Park Showcase

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Don't Miss The 4th annual New Jersey Uke Fest; August 26 - 27

August 22, 2016

WHIPPANY, NJ - The 4th annual New Jersey Uke Fest, presented by The Folk Project, will be held on the weekend of August 26th and 27th, 2016 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey located at 60C North Jefferson Avenue, Whippany, NJ. The event consists of a Concert on Friday evening at 8:00PM, over six hours of ukulele related workshops on Saturday ...

Corruption in Jersey

 

 

      The last week of July 2009 saw the arrests of 44 public figures in a huge FBI anti-corruption operation. “The politicians willingly put themselves up for sale,” said acting U.S. Attorney, Ralph Marra. “The victims are the average citizens and the honest business people in this state. They don't have a chance in this culture ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...