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Houseplants 101

January 15, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

Weather Observers Wanted in Nutley: Become a Citizen-Scientist!

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Love weather? The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Nutley and nearby areas to report rain and snowfall in their backyards. 

 Volunteers take a few minutes each day to report the amount of rain or snow that has fallen in their backyards. All that is required to participate is a 4" ...

Discarded Christmas Trees become Winter Mulch for Butterfly Garden at Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Nutley Rotary club spent a part of New Year's Day working on the butterfly garden at the Nutley Public Library to protect it from weather extremes ahead of the Spring growing season. 

Armed with garden gloves and pruning shears, the butterfly team cut branches from discarded Christmas trees to use as a temporary winter mulch. Unlike the usual ...

Plant Indoors Now for a Fragrant Start to the New Year

Plant away the stress of the of the holidays and add some fragrance to the new year by growing paperwhites.  Just plant the bulbs, no cold treatment needed, and watch them grow into their blooming beauty.

Purchase firm healthy bulbs from your local garden center or an online bulb nursery. Ziva is the most common paperwhite variety sold for forcing, but there are newer varieties with ...

Sights of the Season: Keeping the Holidays Merry and BRIGHT on Prospect St. Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The DeFabbi family of Prospect St in Nutley are making the season merry and bright in 2018.

Their home, at 151 Prospect (near Harrison St.) is often one of the brightest in town. Santa, town soldiers, snowmen, and penguins all gather at this corner home to wish everyone the best holiday ever. 

Discover more festive Nutley homes in the TAPintoNutley.net Home and ...

Sights of the Season: Minion Mayhem on Bloomfield Ave. Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Gru and Scarlet Overkill may be disappointed to discover that the Minons have gone all Holly-Jolly this season. 

Bob, Kevin, Stuart and the gang were spotted on Bloomfield Ave. near Centre St. in Nutley making the season merry and bright. 

Throwback Thursday: Welcome to Whooville… in Nutley?

NUTLEY, NJ - Celebrating another Christmas classic golden milestone, Gordon and Darlene Smith of Nutley, decorate their Shepard Place home with vinyl graphics. A mural of the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" celebrating 50 years ornaments the house, with who else, but the Grinch perched on top the roof was a part of their celebration in 2016.

This was the third year the Smiths ...

Nutley Family Shows Their #Disneyside with Annual Christmas House Wrap

NUTLEY, NJ - A little bit of Disney magic found its way to this Shepard Place home for the 2018 Holiday Season. 

Lady and Tramp enjoy a traditional dinner from Tony's, Olaf greets passers-by, and Mickey, Pluto, Woody and others make ready for the celebration. 

In the past the home celebrated the season with Rudolph, the residents of Arandelle, Dr. Seuss's Grinch, and ...

Sights of the Season: Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents are making ready for Christmas with lawn and home displays all over the township.

The family in this home on Howard Pl. chose a more traditional approach to the season with spotlights illuminating a Nativity scene. 

Related story: Luminaries Light The Way in Unifying Nutley Neighborhoods!

Luminaries Light The Way in Unifying Nutley Neighborhoods!

NUTLEY, NJ - Children on Edgar Place weren’t the only ones to experience the magic of Christmas Eve last year. Residents young and old witnessed the surprise of luminaries placed on their sidewalk, stretching end-to-end on both sides of the street. The lights burned safely for hours in their white paper bags, weighted down with sand. The effect was magical. It got everyone in the ...


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Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home this Winter

January 8, 2019

During the winter, the possibility of damage to your home can increase. 

“Frozen pipes are often consequences of frigid weather,” explained Westfield State Farm Agent Christine Cosenza.  “A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe, for instance, can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding and serious structural damage.”

The three central causes of ...