Community Happenings

Morristown's Annual Fall Historical Programs Take Place October 7 & 14

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Tourism Bureau has announced the annual fall historical programs. On Saturday October 7 and Saturday October 14, a program titled Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton; A Match Made in Morristown will look at the rich history in Morris County.

A local expert will guide guests during this hour long program. 

“The Morris County Tourism Bureau is to be commended for continually offering new ways to discover the history that has made our county so unique, and to do it in a fun and informative way,” said Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers.  “We encourage residents and visitors alike, to  take advantage of the rare opportunity to step into the lives of the men and women who made America possible — and find out about a few ghosts, too.”

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During the Revolutionary War, a young and dashing Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s aide-de-camp at the Ford Mansion, spent the winter and spring in Morristown while his future wife, Betsy Schuyler, was nearby at the home of the Campfields.  Hear the romantic tale of their courtship from members of the D.A.R., the conservators of the c. 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House.

The program, which cost $15 per person,  will take place at the Schuyler-Hamilton House, 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown at 10am.  Tour size is limited to 30 persons.    There is limited parking on Olyphant Place which is off Morris Avenue between Elm and Ridgedale.  Parking also is  available at the Morristown Train Station, Lackawanna Place.

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Education of the Heart is Top Priority at the Peck School

Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

 

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Homeless Solutions will Co-Sponsor Public Policy Forum with U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Matthew Desmond

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Grab Your Costumes for Morristown's 75th Annual Halloween Parade; Saturday October 28

October 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's time to put on those Halloween costumes!

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Forum To Explore NJ's Role in Renewable Energy

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Five energy and efficiency experts will debate Garden State's leadership potential

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Songs from the Heart: A Night to Support Teens

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New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council Winter Expo

 

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'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

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Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

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Heather Darling

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Upcoming Events

Wed, October 18

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

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Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Wed, October 18, 11:30 AM

The Black Horse Pub and Tavern, Mendham

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Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back Government Law & Justice

Wed, October 18, 7:30 PM

Central Presbyterian Church Auditorium , Summit

Free Community Forum: Ecology & Economy Can NJ ...

Education Green

Police Blotter: Motor Vehicle Stop in Morristown Leads to Arrest

October 17, 2017

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 9-27 through 10-1, 2017

9/27: ARREST FOR WARRANT: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Randolph. An investigation revealed Damon N. Johnson, age 24, of Jersey City, to have a warrant for failure to appear in Randolph Municipal Court. He was able to post the required bail and released with a new court date pending.

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Local Business Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October 18, 2017

Commits to donating a portion of sales to Susan G Komen of North Jersey

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