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Where is the Soft Power in the US?

July 17, 2019

Some years ago, Joseph Nye, a long time member of various Administrations, coined the concept soft power, which is the power of essentially goodness, and the ability to have nations want to emulate us.  Like our Peace Corps where young people -possibly college grads or post-graduate students, who enter foreign countries with efforts to better those countries and make them want to emulate us.

Mr. Mike: Bringing Brightness With a Bus

It’s no surprise that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and sometimes they touch our lives from the most unexpected places. Meet Mike Cotton from the Byram School Bus Company. Driver Mike is making the world a better place...one ride at a time. 

Mr. Mike is the driver of the school bus that winds throughout our neighborhood 180 days of the school year. He reminds me of the ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Thorlabs Concert Series to Start This Weekend in Newton

July 12, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Thorlabs will be hosting the “Concerts under the Stars” free summer series starting this weekend.

Concertgoers are invited to bring snacks, along with their pals and positive attitudes to the Sussex County Community College Connor Greene, where the concerts will take place.

The Andrea Nies Band will perform for the first concert this Saturday, July 13 beginning ...

Governor Murphy Signs Four Bills Strengthening New Jersey Gun Laws at Governor Livingston High School

July 17, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy chose Governor Livingston High School as the venue for signing a package of what he called “commonsense” gun safety bills on Tuesday, July 16.

The bills, four in all, “reaffirm New Jersey’s commitment to institute the strongest gun laws in the nation which are part of Gun Safety Package 2.0, [and] follow a ...

Don't Miss 2 OPEN HOUSES Sunday for Super Sparta Homes with Amazing Yards

Seeking a new home with a huge, amazing yard in Sparta? Whether you desire a historic Cape Cod or a gorgeous Colonial, Team Nest Builder has you covered with OPEN HOUSES for 2 Sparta homes, both with fantastic yards, this Sunday, July 21st from 1-3 p.m.!

135 Sterling Hill Road, Sparta

Fall in love with this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod, tucked away up a private drive on 4.54 ...

COMING SOON Historic 3BR Cape Cod on 4+ Idyllic Acres

Fall in love with this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod, tucked away up a private drive on 4.54 picturesque acres, surrounded by majestic trees and fun trails. Sparta’s 135 Sterling Hill Road is the home you’ve been seeking!

According to local lore, this 1913 character-filled gem was built for nearby Sterling Hill Mine’s head miner. You’ll be transported back to ...

Learn Why Now is the Time to Move Up To A Premium Home!

Considering selling your current New Jersey home and moving up to a premium/luxury home?  Now’s the time! Team Nest Builder explains why here...

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at that higher end! This is great news for ...

Pass It Along Saddles Up With Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

LAFAYETTE, NJ  - Pass It Along, a local non-profit organization based in Lafayette, New Jersey, has recently partnered with Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, based in Newton, New Jersey. The facility was established in 2010 by Diane Romano-Potocki, who currently still owns and manages the property and the sanctuary. Her mission is to rescue abandoned, unwanted and slaughter-bound ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder July 10, 2019 meeting video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder July 10, 2019 meeting video.

 

Keep Furry Friends Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

July 20, 2019

The dog days of summer are here and with the rise in temperatures comes the need to keep pets cool and safe.

“If it is hot for you and me, it’s hot for your pet, too,” South Plainfield resident and animal activist Adriana Bayone said. “The difference is they do not have a voice and cannot tell you they do not feel okay.”

Bayone advises strongly against ...