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  • There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

    March 20, 2017

    Clean-Up on Aisle...!

    We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

    Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or ...

  • If You CAN Stand the Heat...

    That's right - get in the kitchen... what many people widely acknowledge is the most important room in their house.


    It's where their day begins. It is the center of their ...

  • Come On In!

    April showers may bring May flowers, but unpredictable spring weather also brings a fair amount of the outdoors into your indoors.


    Mother Nature’s quirky moods create mud and other ...

  • Color Me Curious: Hit These Tones to Make Your Space Sing

    What palette suits your palate?

    No element drives your interior design more than color. While there is no right or wrong choice to serve as the dominant tone in a room, it is important ...

  • Strike a Pose: En Vogue Home Fashion

    Fashion Week season is upon us, and while it may be hard to snag a ticket or invite to these haute couture events, it is much easier to get some of fashion's hottest looks mirrored in ...

  • Your Choice: Light Side or Dark Side

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has grossed more than $2 billion (with a "b") worldwide since it opened, but you don't have to be an intergalactic space crusader to ...

  • Sensing a Pattern

    If you are looking to decorate a small space, or even a modest-sized home, and think you need to avoid patterns, guess again.


    A room without patterns lacks vibrancy and, through the ...

  • Master Your Bedroom Design

    It's the end of the day, and you need a sanctuary. One that is calm and as well-appointed as the "common areas" in your home.

    If you have spent much of your energy decorating the ...

  • More Than 50 Shades of Gray

    To say Gray is en vogue from a popular culture perspective would be an understatement. Forget, for a moment, the popular book, television show, and film with the word -- no matter how it's ...

  • Making Choosing the Right Wood Flooring Less Hard

    Generally, there two types of hardwood flooring, solid and engineered. Whether it's a strip or plank, solid hardwood flooring is a single piece of wood, which can easily be customized and can be ...

  • No Pain, No Stains

    Think that stains from everyday use mark the end of your beautifully carpeted floor?


    Think again.


    Check out these helpful tips for eliminating common stains and keeping your ...

  • Vinyl?: You'll Love 'LVT'

    For some reason, most people have an adverse reaction to the thought of vinyl floors. Ok, maybe they’re ok for the bathroom, but for the rest of your home? The fact is, vinyl products have come ...

  • Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

    It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

  • Waterproof Carpet? Believe It

    Over the years, technology has continuously changed they way carpet is made...for the better.

    We now have stain resistant, durable fibers that look an feel beautiful. We have so many different ...

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Local Top Cops, Government Officials Helping 'March for Meals' Program

March 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Elected and Law Enforcement officials along with volunteers are joining SAGE Eldercare this month as it participates in the 16th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide partnership of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals, who come together to ensure that homebound and ...

New Providence Coach Joins Hoops Clinic Mar. 25 to Benefit Family of Jenna Sullivan

SUMMIT, NJ - By all accounts, Jennifer 'Jenna' Sullivan lived an amazing life. Tragically, that life was far too short, as Sullivan passed away December 19, 2017, at the age of 45.

Sullivan lost a hard-fought battle with cancer and left behind an amazing legacy of her love of life and her caring for everyone she met. She was a leader in everything she ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Softball Clinic Set for March 19

Come join and learn from the 2017 Union County Softball Champion Gov. Livingston coaches and varsity players on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include the following fastpitch softball skills:

Batting Techniques
Throwing Mechanics
Base Running

Who: Children grades 1-7 of any skill level or ability

Where: Gov. Livingston High School, 175 ...

Mount Carmel Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Sunday, March 25

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mount Carmel Society is hosting a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights with an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. (weather permitting).

The all you can eat buffet includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, donuts and muffins and a cash bar will serve Mimosas and Bloody ...

Register for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Mt. Carmel Hall in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Come out and enjoy Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Hall at 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights.

Children can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and receive a special gift from the Easter Bunny.

The buffet includes all you can eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, donuts, muffins, coffee, ...

Thank You From Mayor Al Morgan

March 16, 2018

This past week will certainly be remembered by us all for a very, very long time. Thank you hardly seems sufficient, but it is the very least we can express in appreciation for all the incredible acts of kindness, generosity, selflessness, and volunteerism our community received this past week during and after the storm.

Thank you to all of our residents for their patience, understanding, and ...

NPHS Student's Response to After School Walk-out Plan at NPHS

A group of students file into a science classroom amid a nervous din of chatter, the air is electric with excitement and nervousness. This small group of approximately 30 students are a studious bunch, largely members of the sophomore class with squeaky clean administrative histories. They are currently preparing to defy authority and stand up for what they believe in, even though they had been ...

A New Day for 529 Plans: Federal Tax Reforms Lead to New Possibilities for These Education Savings Accounts

March 8, 2018

Do you have a 529 college savings plan? Have you thought about opening a 529 plan account? If the answer to either question is “yes,” you should know about two major changes that broaden the possibilities for 529 plans. They may give your family some new options. You may be able to pay K-12 tuition with 529 plan funds.

The legislation ...

Avon Loses Its Last ‘Grand’ Hotel to the Claw of an Excavator

March 17, 2018

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — In less than two days, an Avon-by-the-Sea landmark that stood for 130 years was reduced to a huge pile of rubble. The Norwood Inn no longer stands on the corner of Norwood and Second Avenues — the last of the stately hotels that once graced the streets of Avon.

As onlookers gathered around the demolition site on March 15 and March 16, an excavator clawed its ...

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Mon, March 19, 8:00 AM

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Barre Intensity

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Mon, March 19, 9:15 AM

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Aroma Flow Vinyasa

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Mon, March 19, 10:00 AM

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Pilates Reformer

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Mon, March 19, 11:00 AM

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Hatha Flow Yoga

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Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Alignment Based Vinyasa

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Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Agents of Change: Women in NJ History


You Want a Check for How Much!

 My first admissions gig was working for a small liberal arts college with a pretty hefty price tag.  Picture me at a college fair: name tag in place, pile of brochures ready to go.  An eager family would walk up and we’d start a conversation.  One of the first questions I’d get from parents was about cost and the moment that $50,000-plus figure left my mouth I ...

New Providence Annual Paca Club St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza

Mayor Al Morgan with Paca Club President Armand Galluccio don the green at the annual St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza on Saturday night at the Paca Club in New Providence.

The William Paca Club is a social and civic club, originally formed during the Great Depression by a group of residents of New Providence. In 1943, the club officially received a certificate ...

New Providence OEM Opened Storm Shelter and Warmed Hearts

The New Providence Office of Emergency Management opened its shelter at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, their first guest being a stranded motorist.  The storm left ¾ of New Providence without power. The shelter cared for over 325 people over the course of 6 days. 

The Shelter provided, heat, wifi, electricity, food and a safe place to sleep. One ...