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Girl Scout Cookie Program Runs January 18 Through March 11


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - From local businesses to popular shopping malls, Girl Scouts will be setting up cookie booths for their annual Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the nation. Girls will be selling cookies in central and southern New Jersey from January 18 through March 11.

The Girl Scout S’mores Cookie, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Caramel deLites, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches can be purchased from local Girl Scout troops for $4.00 per box.  Select locations will also be selling a limited supply of the new gluten-free Trios cookie; chocolate chips nestled in a gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal cookie, available for $5. Each and every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies (100% of the net revenue of which stays local) is an investment in girls and their leadership capabilities, both now and in the future.

Paying homage to Girl Scout camping traditions and nodding to the fact that Girl Scouts are credited with the first recipe for s’mores in 1927, the S’mores Cookie will return to the 2018 cookie lineup.  With its debut last season, the Girl Scout S’mores Cookie became the most popular flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, even beating out the Thin Mint. The S’more Cookie available in central & southern New Jersey will be a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolatey coating, a perfect representation of the historic s’more recipe.

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The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches the girls the 5 essential business skills of Girl Scouts: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Along with learning these valuable life and business skills, selling Girl Scout Cookies will help girls reach their troop goals including travel opportunities, camping, community service, and more. The Girl Scout Cookie Program remains the largest financial literacy program for girls in the country generating $790 million in sales.

Along with local booth sales, the Girl Scouts will also be taking cookie sales digital through the Digital Cookie Platform. Through this platform, local Girl Scouts will be able to take cookie orders from customers and automate cookie shipments through a unique transaction application designed specifically for Girl Scouts. This allows a wider cookie reach, but also teaches girls e-commerce and online marketing in partnership with the 5 essential business skills. Ginny Marino, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ states, “The iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program helps today’s girls learn business and life skills.  At each level, components are built into the program to help girls develop leadership, business and goal setting skills, along with money management. Our girls are even moving into a new generation of business with online sales.”  The platform offers an online experience that allows Girl Scouts to track their sales and goals online. 

Once again, Girls Scouts will be sponsoring the “Taste of Home” Program, a service project for sending Girl Scout Cookies to US Soldiers serving overseas.  Last year, over 2,000 cases of Girl Scout Cookies were purchased for the soldiers and donated through the “Taste of Home” Program. The 2018 Girl Scout cookie donation goal is 2,400 cases.  Cookie customers can purchase additional cookies from any Girl Scout to donate to the military.

Girl Scout Cookie fans can find a cookie booth near them by using the Cookie Finder at or by downloading the mobile app available for Android and Apple devices.


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I Need to Take Leave from Work Because of a Disability. What are My Rights and Obligations?

According to studies, as many as one in ten persons of working age in the United States have at least one disability.  As a result of a disability or illness, most of us will need to take extended leave during the course of a career.  If you or someone you know suffers from a disability or illness and needs to take time off from work, here are some important things to know:

Leave Can ...

Morris Animal Inn Hosts Live Q&A Session; Wednesday Feb. 28

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Do you have questions about grooming your dog? The Morris Animal Inn is hosting a Live Question and Answer Session on Wednesday February 28 at 11:30am. Tune in to have all your questions answered by Morris Animal Inn's Grooming Manager, Jayanne.

Morris Animal Inn offers:

Bath, brush out, ear cleaning and nail trim package
Haircut to your specifications
Healthy ...

Floating Classroom Will Help Roxbury Kids Embrace 'Their' Lake Hopatcong

March 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – There are plenty of kids living in Roxbury who’ve never been on Lake Hopatcong, says lake buff Marty Kane. He’s even confident many don’t realize their town borders the big lake.

That’s one of the reasons Kane, chairman of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Board of Trustees, is bubbling with excitement about the upcoming launch of the ...

Former Rumson High School Student, 19, Arrested Possessing MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, Silencer, Explosive Chemicals

March 19, 2018

MONMOUTH, N.J. -  A former Rumson high school student was arrested in Ithaca New York. Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, was charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is alleged to have possessed an MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, 300 rounds ...

Hop On Over; Annual Easter Egg Hunts Take Place in Morris Township and Morristown

March 19, 2018

 MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Grab those Easter baskets! Morris Township and Morristown kids are invited to area Easter Egg Hunts this month.

The Morris Township Volunteer Firefighers will be sponsoring 3 Easter Egg Hunts throughout the Township this month. The Fairchild Fire Department will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 24 at the Alfred Vail School. The hunt begins at ...

Law Enforcement Night Set for March 16th

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Please note that the LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT previously scheduled for last week will now be held this Friday at 7pm on March 16th at Mennen Arena.  Mennen Arena is at 161 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ.

The Morris Area Coalition for Education and Positive Choices is rapidly becoming a household name in Morris County.  Word is spreading about the many initiatives being ...

Parade Officials; Morristown's St. Patrick's Day Parade is ON

MORRISTOWN, NJ -   The powerful Nor'easter that ripped through our area has shut down streets and left many without power, but it has not stopped the Irish spirit. Organizers for the Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade announced that the St. Patrick's Day Parade is on! The parade and pre-parade festivities will go on as planned Saturday March 10.

County College of Morris Performing Arts and Cultural Events Spring 2018 Season

March 19, 2018

APRIL 2018:

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Wednesday through Saturday, April 11-14
7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m. Student Community Center Dragonetti Auditorium

The Broadway Theatre is crumbling and closing! To pay homage, past performers of the “Weismann Follies” have gathered there for a reunion and final goodbye to the historic landmark. Journey through ...

April Blood Drives Scheduled at 2 Morristown Locations

MORRISTOWN, NJ- New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency.  In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives need to be scheduled to meet projected hospital demand.  ...

Morristown Library Announces March Library Events

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown & Morris Township Library announce their March library events.


Great Directors: The Coen Brothers -- Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Thursday, March 1st, 6:45PM

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

With Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman (Rated ...

More Snow on the Way? Winter Storm Watch Issued for Morristown

March 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - With the official start of spring just days away, winter does not want to let go of its hold -- another Nor'easter is headed our way.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area predicting 6 to 10 inches of new accumulation.

The warning is in effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening according to the NWS.  ...

CCM Announces Plans for an Engineering and Manufacturing Facility Meeting the Needs of Students and Employers

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) will be meeting the demand to expand several popular academic areas and offer local businesses greater support in addressing their need for skilled employees through the construction of a $10 million Engineering and Manufacturing building.

The 30,000 square foot building will be constructed on the college’s Randolph campus.  ...

“iCanBike’’ Program for Disabled Residents Coming to Morris County

RANDOLPH, NJ - A special biking camp for people ages eight and older with disabilities is going to be held for the first time ever in Morris County this summer, at the County College of Morris in Randolph during the week of August 6. 

The week-long iCanBike program teaches participants to ride independently through a week of training. Using adapted, custom-built bike equipment, and ...

Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

March 15, 2018

Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, April 19th at The Hanover Marriott in Whippany at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Reynaldo Caudillo, Bruce Jones, Michael Lupton, Ron Morano, Lou Nisivoccia, and ...

Recent Storms Close Morristown National Historical Park

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The past two storms have impacted the Morristown National Historical Park. There has been damage from downed trees, loss of power, dangling power lines, and two feet of snow have made conditions unsafe for the public in certain areas.

The following areas are CLOSED until further notice:
*Jockey Hollow (Visitor Center, trails, tour road)
*Fort Nonsense
*New Jersey ...

Morristown Students Invited to 3rd Annual Makers Day!

DENVILLE, NJ - The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2018 in libraries, schools, museums, colleges, makerspaces, businesses and other ...

Height during childhood associated with increased stroke risk in adulthood

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of the journal Stroke.


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6 Easy Ways to Increase Zzzz’s During National Sleep Awareness Month and Beyond!

Team Nest Builder knows sleep deprivation leads to a myriad of problems, so we’re here to help you make your New Jersey home bedrooms the havens you deserve! Take a look at these simple ideas for increasing your zzzzz’s:

Soften Up

Employ a large area rug that covers the entire room to help absorb sound and enhance comfort.

Feeling Blue

According to a study by Travelodge, ...

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Random House, 1965)


In Cold Blood is, quite simply, the grand-daddy of true crime writing, dubbed by Capote, himself, as the first non-fiction novel (although Norman Mailer argued the point when he published The Executioner's Song in 1979.) The conditions under which I read In Cold Blood for the first time were pretty weird, which was another ...

Valyrian Steel: Where is it All? Should We Still Care?

There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death.

In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this discovery to Sam Tarly. Jon has cared about little more than the war between the living and ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Being Prepared for Your Retirement Years, WFP Protects Clients From Being Blindsided

March 19, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - People work hard all their lives accumulating assets, but they really only understand investments at retirement, when they must start paying for their lifestyle, said Walter Pardo, in an interview in the March edition of Advisors Magazine. Pardo is a Certified Wealth Strategist and CEO of Wealth Financial Partners and WFP Tax ...

At Home Workout for a Snow Day!

Don't let the snowstorm stop you from getting a good workout in! Here are simple, functional movements you can do at home, with or without equipment. If you don't have dumbbells, you can use a bottle of water or anything that you can grip comfortably. The mini bands, as you will see, are completely optional...Go at your own pace, and have fun!

Please consult with a doctor before ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Les Photos de Bernie at the Wayrick ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, March 20, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

Youth Art Month

Arts & Entertainment

Suspicious Person, Outstanding Warrants and Drugs Top This Week's Police Blotter

March 19, 2018

3/11: ARRESTS FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop at the Tourne County Park in Boonton Township. An investigation led to Andrew M. Dodson, age 23, of Montville Township, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Intoxicated; and Manoj  Muthukumaran, age 23, of Montville Township, to be ...

Investment Seminar - April 2018

March 19, 2018



MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., March 14, 2018 – Weichert Commercial Brokerage, Inc. and Weichert Property Management are pleased to announce they will be hosting a free seminar, “Essentials of Commercial Real Estate Investment and Property Management.” Open to the public, the ...