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Free Movie Night in Morris Township Wednesday July 12

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The movie Jungle Book (Rated PG) will be shown during Morris Township's Free Family Movie Night on Wednesday July 12. Bring the whole family down to Ginty Field and enjoy this classic film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who’s guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to enjoy this free Big Screen outdoor movie.  Arrive early for some fun and games with our summer staff at 7:30 pm plus Summit Soundz will take your pre-show musical requests beginning at 7:30 pm. 

Movie time is at dusk, approximately 8:45 pm.  Additional big screen outdoor movies shown throughout the summer include; Lego Batman (Wednesday July 26), Secret Life of Pets (Saturday August 26) and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them (Saturday Octoboer 28).

 

 

 

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Mount Olive Bridge Set to Be Replaced in Early August

July 19, 2017

FLANDERS, NJ - The Flanders-Drakestown Road Bridge in Mount Olive is being replaced beginning the first week of August, closing the span for 120 days, announced officials. The bridge has  extensive deterioration of the bridge’s arches, with bulging, leaning, cracking and delamination (or failure of the composite materials) of the spandrel walls.

The project will result in ...

Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Summit and Chatham

July 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. July 17 on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham.

According to a NJ Transit spokesperson, Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train #6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m. None of the 150 passengers ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Returns to Essex County Environmental Center July 15

July 17, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ – Butterflies are once again coming to the Essex County Environmental Center located at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. The “Butterfly Tent Safari” will be open to the public beginning July 15 through July 29.  The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a ...

Free Movie Night in Morris Township Wednesday July 12

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The movie Jungle Book (Rated PG) will be shown during Morris Township's Free Family Movie Night on Wednesday July 12. Bring the whole family down to Ginty Field and enjoy this classic film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who’s guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere ...

Bring Your Tents; Second Camp Out on the Beach Set for August 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The second annual campout at Sunrise Lake Beach is set for August 4. The campout begins at 7 p.m,  but arrival time can be as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy free beach admission and swimming.

For an additional fee, you can run, jump, splash and have a blast on the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course, and explore the scenic lake by renting a paddle or row ...

Morris County 4-H Fair Begins Today; Wednesday July 19

July 19, 2017

CHESTER, NJ - The 2017 Morris County 4-H Fair, a celebration of the efforts of 4-H youths from across Morris County, mixed with a car and motorcycle show, hot air balloons, fireworks, amusement rides and games, plus entertainment and food, kicks off today, July 19 and will run through Sunday, July 23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township.

Varieties of family-friendly activities are ...

Fireworks on Tap for Fourth of July; Complete listing of Area Firework Displays

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Looking to view some fireworks this fourth of July weekend? There are plenty of fireworks around the Morristown area from July 1 all the way through July 4. 

 July 1- Randolph Freedom Festival County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Rd.  (rain date July 2) 
 
July 4-  Dover: Hamilton Athletic Field, Route 46 (rain date July 8) ...

Garden Tea and Tour at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

July 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Step onto the beautiful grounds for an expert-led tour focusing on seasonal blooms at the magnificent Frelinghuysen Arboretum, one New Jersey’s most beautiful public gardens. Located in Morris Township, learn about the history of this site, which is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, along with fascinating facts about its gardens.

 A leisurely, ...

Women Veterans Peer Support Group

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Are you a female veteran that is looking for a peer support group? Cornerstone Family Programs located at 62 Elm Street is hosting a Peer Support Group on Wednesday July 26 from 7 -8:30 at the Morristown location.

Come and meet with other woman who have been there. Share in the conversation while finding support, resources and strategies. Topics of discussion will include ...

Morristown's Tiny Tot Tuesdays is Back

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Parents and toddlers can enjoy the sandy beach of Sunrise Lake Beach Club during Tiny Tot Tuesday's. This program allows toddlers to use the lake prior to the lake being open to the community for the day.

Beginning Tuesday July 11 from 9am - 10:45am, children age 4 and under can splash around Sunrise lake, enjoy the beach and meet new friends. The program will run ...

Celebrate George Gramby Day Saturday 8 with Food, Vendors, Speakers and Games

July 5, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - George Gramby Drug and Alcohol Day will be celebrated on Saturday July 8 from 12noon - 5pm at the George Gramby Memorial Park. The celebration promotes sobriety and honors individuals that exemplify the characteristics of the late George Gramby, who was the founder of a substance abuse referral center in Morristown known as, ...

Morristown Library Offers Free Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

ROXBURY, NJ - The Morristown Public Library is now offering eBooks and eAudiobooks, material that can be downloaded and enjoyed anywhere and anytime by people with library cards.

The digital content is being made available through the library’s arrangement with the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN). The eBooks and eAudiobooks are supplied through ...

Local Morristown Chef to participate in prestigious James Beard Event

Morristown, N.J. -  Local Chef, Paul Viggiano from Horseshoe Tavern and the Raven Room, will be making his debut at the Friends of James Beard Benefit Event for Perona Farms 100th Anniversary on July 18, with his enticing new dish titled ‘Holy Mackerel.’ This creamed and pickled Spanish Mackerel will be served over savory pumpernickel and rye biscotti. This dish will be specially ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...

Bipartisan or Bystander?

July 17, 2017

Bipartisan or Bystander?

Bipartisanship means active, often contentious, yet respectful  cooperation, (and ultimate compromise), between two political parties for the ultimate betterment of their constituents. It is creating productive discussion to achieve a synthesis of ideas. Thus, the welfare of the people always comes before party loyalty. 

It's also about speaking up.

How the Newark riots and other race riots changed America

July 19, 2017

 

How the urban riots in Newark and other cities changed our country and politics forever

I grew up in New Jersey when Newark, Plainfield and other cities experienced rioting and later became a proofreader and reporter for The Star-Ledger  (1978-1983), for which  I covered Newark and Plainfield. 

The demise of Newark as a city has always intrigued and concerned ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Sat, July 22, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Sat, July 22, 9:30 AM

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Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JULY 18, 2017 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan ...