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Climate Change and HOMEOWNERS!

Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for SellersIf you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When

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OWNING is MORE AFFORDABLE than RENTING..

Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the CountryIf you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices 

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WHY YOUR HOME INSPECTION MATTERS!!

Why Your Home Inspection Matters [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection,

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HERE ARE THE BEST TIPS IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SELL!

What Are the Best Tips if You're Planning To Sell Your House?Following expert advise can bring you greater success when you sell your house. Let's connect so you have a trusted real estate

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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re

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What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards&

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on

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Who Knows What Evil Lurks Behind Those Walls

In a world of inexperienced first-time real estate investors becoming do-it-yourself contractor-flippers combined with recent relaxed requirement for certain building permits and inspections have

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The Benefits Of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and

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Home Prices Its All About Supply And Demand

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the

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230 Bartholf Ave Pompton Lakes NJ 07442

Quaint, quiet community nestled in a small corner of Passaic County and just 25 miles from NYC.  Pompton Lakes provides 2 elementary schools, one middle school and one high school plus pre and

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244 Brooklake Road Florham Park SOLD

Gracious and elegant - 244 Brooklake Road, Florham Park NJ 07932, has just SOLD.As part of Morris County's presence in history, 244 Brooklake Road has become a mainstay in the Florham Park

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47 Monterey Drive Wayne NJ 07470

Welcome to 47 Monterey Drive, Wayne NJ! Expanded, Custom Bilevel with a grand, open floor plan. This home lends itself to those who love to entertain both inside and out.   Awesome

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Hanover Township

Neighboring the town of Morristown, Hanover Township is a small, pastoral suburban town of approximately 14,000 people. The sprawling, 10-square-mile township, which provides quick and easy access

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Parsippany

The most populous town in Morris County, Parsippany, is home to more than 50,000 people. In addition to its large, cultural diverse community, this suburban town encompasses 25 square miles, making

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Morris Plains

Little more than two and a half square miles, the borough of Morris Plains is a small, 5,000-person suburb bordering Morristown. This upscale bedroom community allows professionals to easily commute

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Madison

The small, idyllic town of Madison packs a lot of character and history in 4 square miles. Its Main Street, decorated and lit up at night, is lined with renowned restaurants, diners, ice cream

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Florham Park

The small, quaint town of Florham Park abuts the western border of Essex County, the Passaic River forming an eastern boundary of both the township and Morris County. One of the fastest growing

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Morris Township

Morris Township, with a population of more than 22,000 people, wraps entirely around Morristown and encompasses almost 16 square miles. This doughnut-shaped suburb is roughly five times the size of

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Morristown

The county seat of Morris is as important historically to the United States as Gettysburg or Boston Harbor. George Washington led the Continental army from Morristown. His headquarters are now a

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KEEP STRESS DOWN DURING VACATION

Keep Stress Down During VacationFamily vacations are important. It helps refuel yourself, reengage with family members and simply remind us what's important in life!Here are some helpful hints

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SAVE ON YOUR AC COSTS

Save On Your A/C CostsWhether you live in Morristown Town, Morris Twp. Florham Park Boro, Roxbury Twp., Madison Boro, Chatham Boro, Denville Twp., Morris Plains Boro, Hanover Twp or Harding Twp. -

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Making The Move Easy On The Kids

Making the Move Easy On the KidsMost often, a move represents an important step forward for the adults in the family because of a new job, promotion, transfer to a different office, or financial

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77 Hillcrest Drive Wayne NJ 07470

PACKANACK LAKE LIVING at it's Best!Walk to the beach! Just a few blocks from Packanack Lake shores and park. An adorable split level located at 77 Hillcrest Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470.  This home

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7 Xenia Ct Mine Hill Twp 07803

Welcome to 7 Xenia  Court, Mine Hill, NJ 07803!Terrific little corner of Morris County, New Jersey.  This Center Hall Colonial  is new to the market with current owners occupying the

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Spring Market BUYERS Be READY

Don't Wait! Spring market has arrived. Yes - we know it's January 2017. First Quarter activity sets the pace for pricing in the 2Q and 3Q for sellers. How does that impact Buyers for today,

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2 Queensbridge Drive East Hanover 07936

East Hanover, NJ 07936Home of the Hornets, Sorrento Bakery and David Alan's Market Place!  Also home to Castle Ridge townhouse complex located just minutes from Rt 10, East Hanover. The complex

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Highlight Of Its Neighborhood 07945

Mendham Borough, New Jersey.A little something about the borough.Picturesque and quiet. Home to The Blackhorse Tavern & Pub, Dante's Ristorante and Aoyama [combination Japanese-Chinese menu]. Also

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Hansel And Gretel Lived At 4 Franklin Ave Pompton Plains NJ 07444

Hansel and Gretel lived here once! Well.. not really but when you walk into this dream of a home you realize how much love and thought has gone into it. Start with the kitchen - it is totally

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Lakefront Chateau In Smoke Rise Kinnelon

Extraordinary Mansion   situated on just under 2 acres offering the optimum Lifestyle. This Chateau boasts 17 rooms -5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. A floor plan beyond most and elegant treatments

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Lake Living At Its Best

 Fayson Lakes Community Living at It's Best! It's all about enjoying where you live... that level of comfort you feel when you are home with family. This awesome ranch provides that.

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Morris County Secret Arboretum

Looking for peace and quiet? Yearn for a place to walk off the day's stress or commune with nature for a bit? Morris County's Frelinghuysen Arboretum provides that special place for all ages

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Smoke Rise Lakefront Chateau

Lakefront Chateau in Smoke Rise  Located in the gated community of Smoke Rise, Kinnelon - northern Morris County.. 813 West Shore Drive is situated on just under 2 acres offering the

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Yesteryear Charm At 79 Hopper Ave Pompton Plains NJ

79 Hopper Ave - Pompton Plains, NJ 07440Yesteryear Charm with all the Amenities of Today's Living! Character abounds with this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial with circular driveway located on one

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How A Septic System Works

When you rent a home and the toilet backs up, you call the landlord. The landlord will usually handle it from there [based on your lease agreement] and often with the local ordinances governing

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Bucolic Kinnelon A Town Without Sacrifices

KinnelonOne of northern Morris County's true jewels. Pastoral countryside, enchanted Smoke Rise Lake, family-oriented Fayson Lakes - residents who call Kinnelon their home prefer the quiet

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Space Saving Gardens

To have a bountiful garden doesn't necessarily mean it has to be big and elaborate. A little bit of strategy and some seeds goes a long way. Knowing your environment: weather, soil, rain fall, sun

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Trout N Troll Tri In Byram NJ

Curious about Byram, NJ? Come check out one of its lake communities on Saturday, July 25th at 11am and cheer on those participating in the Trout n Troll Tri and the local area! Paddlers will be

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Morris Township Real Estate Activity And Stats

A Search of Morris Twp activity on the GSMLS [Garden State MLS]  yields the following data:As of January 1, there were 382 active properties on the market for sale. 59 -  2

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WIZARDS OF NAR PREDICT HOUSING EXPECTATIONS FOR 2015

Crystal ball for Real Estate in 2015??Checking out NAR’s info-graphic this is going to be a robust year in real estate. 2014 was an improvement but 2015 should be steamrolling any prior

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Powderhorn Plantation Nestled On 7 Acres Of Tranquility

37 Powderhorn Drive, Kinnelon, NJ 07405 A quiet suburb located in Morris County just 33 miles outside of NYC where schools, parks and play are important to the residents who live here. Nestled

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Harding Twp Listing At 46 Morgan Provides Privacy And Seclusion

Situated at the end of the cul-de-sac, on a private road off Lees Hill Road in Harding Township, is 46 Morgan Drive. Secluded by gates, circular driveway and trees along with 5.6 acres of

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We Need Gently Used Toys For Gifts

Wanted: Gently Used Plastic ToysSecond Chance Toys is looking to provide gifts for this holiday season. Second Chance Toys is a non-profit group that rescues gently used toys for children in need

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Famous Bottle Hill Day In Madison

It’s the buzz in Madison and the surrounding towns of Florham Park, Chatham, Harding, Morris Township, Morristown and Summit.  The crowds can go between 10-20,000 over the weekend and

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Your Local Library And Its Not Just About Books

Do not scoff and don't shrug your shoulders at the thought! Libraries offer a tremendous value to the community and Morris County has some of the best resources. First and foremost, if you'

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Blink Through Florham Park

Florham Park. Hmmm.. blink and you have driven right through the town. Most of us are fine with that. It's a quiet, residential community with a limited down-town center that is personal. Yes.

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Ways To Beat The Polar Vortex This Winter

Thanks to the Polar Vortex, New Jersey is in the grips of a hundred-year snow count. Spring may be slowly approaching as a result, but that doesn’t mean you need to sit inside watching

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Tips For Your Morning Commute

Commuting is the sacrifice we make for having a bigger yard, better school systems, and a quieter way of life in New Jersey. It also bleeds time and energy away from mornings and evenings with our

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Chatham And The Great Swamp

Refuge. In northern New Jersey, the idea comes to us in traffic. With kids screaming. Maybe without knowing it, we're looking for some open space to get out of the house, enjoy peace, quiet. The

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Stroll From Seaton Hackney Stables To Loantaka Brook Reservation

Loantaka Brook Reservation has a multi-use trail system, intertwining eight miles of paved bike and gravel, horse-accessible walking trail. The waterside pathway connects four sections: Seaton

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Shakespeare And Convent Station

Tucked away at St. Elizabeth's College in Convent Station (Morris Township) is tradition stemming from the Elizabethan age, a garden full of flora from William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.

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Slice Of History At Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, also known as the George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum, combines natural beauty, horticulture education, and New Jersey history with an objective

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Call In The Canine Consultant With 25 Years Experience

Having problems with the new puppy? Or perhaps, behavioral issues with the family dog who now has to adjust to a new baby in the house? No Problem - Call in Morris County's very own Dog Trainer

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Respectable Dining In Summit

While it's not quite New York City (it's a TK train ride), Summit has some totally respectable dining for suburbs. Dining tips might seem like commonsense.Some general tips about dining:Not

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Project Backpack At Market Street Mission

Morris Area Business Referral Network Donates School Supplies to Project Back-Pack   Florham Park:   The Market Street Mission of Morristown does something really special for children

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Get The Financial Advice You Deserve

Start your New Year’s Resolution early by discussing your financial needs with a local financial advisor. The real estate market is bouncing back and the market is showing solid gains. It

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Food Tasting Event by Livingston Rotary November Fifth

Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting their annual Food Tasting Event for 2012.  Restaurants and their renowned chefs from the area are contributing some of the best dishes and wine tasting

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Florham Park Mancave Helps Support Children With Cancer

The mission of The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. NCCS serves as a financial, emotional,

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Florham Park Fright Night Presentation

Halos for Angels Inc  Presents Fright Factor, Florham Park’s Ultimate Pathway to Terror every Thursday through   Sunday in October from 7pm until 11pm.  A children friendly

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Best Apple Picking Orchards in the World

Feel guilty about working all week and need to have some family time with the kids? Why not apple picking at your local orchard! Did you know there are over twenty five hundred varieties of apples

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Free Tax Assessment Review offered for Tax Appeal

Get Ready for Tax Appeal Time! Tax Appeal time is just around the corner and for those NJ home owners who are considering a tax appeal, here are a few suggestions and tidbits to help you along the

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Free Week of YMCA Membership

Free Week of YMCA MembershipThe Madison Area YMCA is conducting a free week of YMCA membership, from September 15 to September 22, 2012.  You are encouraged to drop in on classes; there will be

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Get Those Rewards at Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee House.  Get with the program! First, any self-respecting coffee addict has a Starbucks app on their iPhone or Android [newly released]. Not sure how to do it? Go to app store

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First MAN on the MOON Neil Armstrong

The world has lost a hero today. Neil Armstrong, age 82, passed away on August twenty -fifth.  Armstrong was the first man on the moon and people from around the world will always remember his

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Free Lifetime Fitness Seven Day Trial Membership

      Starting September 4th, 2012, Lifetime Fitness of Florham Park and Berkeley Heights will begin offering a free seven day pass to individuals or families who have not

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Yankee Great Book Signing at Yogi Berra Museum

Former Yankee star second baseman Bobby Richardson, a cornerstone of one baseball's greatest infields in the early 1960s, will be at the Yogi Berra Museum September 19, 2012, to sign copies of his

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UDACITY virtually anywhere and everywhere for almost free

What is Udacity? Udacity is a collaboration of several major university professors to provide free  or low cost courses online. All the courses are open and available to anyone. Simply sign up

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Hickory Tree Chorus Wants YOU

Do you love to  Sing? The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women to discover the joy of singing fun-filled, chord-ringing music in four-part a cappella.

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Shop For A Cause Special Event

Halos For Angles, Inc., and Macy's invite you to a special Event on Saturday, August twenty-fifth, 2012, from 10 a.m. until closing at ALL Macy Stores Nationwide. Yes this includes Macy stores in

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Internship Opportunity With Maplewood Assemblywoman Jasey

Attention: High School and College Students! Assemblywoman Mila Jasey's District Office is looking for qualified interns to help her with Constituent Relations, Municipal Mapping, and other Office

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority is holding a Household Hazardous Waste and Computer/T.V. Drop-off Event Saturday, September Eighth, 2012. It is to be held at the Morris County Public

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SUSSEX HILLS Dog Show September Second

For those furry friend dog lovers - Sussex Hills Kennel Club Dog Show is being held on September 2nd, 9a.m., at the Mennen Sports Arena located at 161 Hanover Ave, Morristown. Costs for Adults $5,

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Bruce Springteen Tribute August Twenty Fifth in Jefferson

August 24th at 7p.m.  Gazebo Concert sponsored by Jefferson Twp. Library provides us with great classic rock played by the band – SLICK Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong.  Bring a blanket

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Boogie Bop and Jive with JAZZ

Be there or be square on August 18th in Morristown from dawn (well not quite) to dusk (well longer than that) - Hit the square dancing at the Morristown Jazz and Blues Fest. Bring those dancing!

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Morris Tourism Ten Top Things in August

Morris County Tourism site is a terrific source of information for events, festivals, music concerts and more. The list below was taken directly from the tourism site for the month of August.

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True Blood Episode in Florham Park

  True Blood Next Episode in Florham ParkYou Can Make a Difference - Really!     Northern New Jersey has a severe blood shortage as supplies are critically low.  To

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This weekend in Madison and Morristown

As posted on the Morris County Events site – Just a reminder of what’s happening locally in Morris County for August 17 & 18th. Morristown Back-to-back entertainment extravaganzas

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Race to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Knights of Columbus 9/11 Memorial 5K Race/Walk For the benefit of the Wounded Warrior Project Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2012 Location: The Green at Florham Park, 180 Park Ave The Florham Park Knights

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Agents Everywhere But Not One Working for Me

This could have been the battle cry of consumers throughout Florham Park, Madison, Morristown, Morris Township, Livingston, Chatham, Mendham, Chester, Parsippany, Pequannock, Montville and the rest

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Shop the Farmers Market near You

Eating Healthy?  Let us enjoy all the fresh fruits and vegetables of the season by visiting the local market. Trying to convince your kids that’s a great idea?  One way is to have

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We are all Olympic Gold Medal Winners

Yes! That’s what it says – We Are All Olympic Gold Medal Winners -in some fashion or another. Either you are great at your job or successful communicating with your teenage children or

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Fun Filled Family Sundays

 Calling all baseball fans! If you’re looking for a great day out with friends, family, or just by your lonesome, look no more.  You can parlay two great venues into one wonderful.

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Find Shelter from the Heat in Morris County

Morris County recognizes the seriousness and the complications this type of summer weather presents for seniors and the disabled.  Located on the Morris County website, under nutrition, it

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Morristown Dog Days of Summer

During these dog days of summer, it's especially important to consider the elderly and those who may need assistance. The Morristown Senior Center which is located at the Morristown Town Hall, 200

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From Whipponong to Florham Park

The Lenni Lenape Indians inhabited New Jersey for thousands of years before the Dutch and English established trading settlements.  In 1664, King Charles II gave his brother James, the Duke of

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Catch a Train to the Trail in Morristown

What does Speedwell Lake, Washington Valley, Lewis Park and Jockey Hollow have in common?  Just minutes from Morris Plains, located off Speedwell Ave in Morristown, you will discover a portion

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Morristown Jockey Hollow and Patriots Trail

Why not pack a lunch and take the family to one of the most historical sites in New Jersey! Easy access by  car or train, depending on which end of Patriots Trail you decide to start.  My

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Florham Park Municipal Pool Registration has Price Increase

In March, the Borough of Florham Park voted to increase the pool registration fees [ref. Ord 12-6]. Prices are still reasonable for a family to enjoy some sun and fun. There is a snack stand for the

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Florham Park July Fourth Celebration

Undoubtedly the BEST event in Morris County - Florham Park's July 4th Celebration starts off with a 9:00 am Flag Raising ceremony at the Firehouse on Brooklake Road. The parade follows promptly at 9

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Florham Park Summer Concert Series

              Florham Park Gazebo Summer Concert Series for June and July Bring your chairs, your blankets, the family and your

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Today is Flag Day

Today is the 235th anniversary of the adoption of the United States Flag by Congress. On this day the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act in 1777. It states, “Resolved, that the

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Florham Park Gazebo Summer Music Festivities

Absolutely the best way to spend a Sunday evening! Florham Park Gazebo Music Series starts June 24th thru August 12th located at the Great Lawn of the Borough Hall complex at 7:00 pm sharp. Bring

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A local hotspot in Florham Park

If you haven't stopped by for a quick slice of square pie (Ed's favorite), consider bringing the family over for lunch or dinner at Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park. The joint is hopping every day,

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