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What Buyers Really Want
Brand new article out from the National Association of Home Builders has a new list of the things most buyers want or don't want. On the "wants" list is energy efficiency applianc...

Know when the power is coming back
JCP&L, and itself parent company First Energy, has a new mobile app that shows the power outages.  Here's the link  https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/...

Strong Buyer Traffic in Morristown
Despite the cold weather this weekend, Morristown was hopping with home buyers.  Open Houses were busy and lots of our agents were out with buyers.  Apparently, realtors ...

Your Kids and Money
Movies, lunch, new clothes, new car, college and more. Those of you with kids have dealt or will deal with these expenses. But, what is your teenager doing to cope with these expen...

Thanks to all the Utility Workers
Many, many thanks to the hundreds of utility and power workers that have come to Morris County, NJ to aid in the restoration of power in the wake of Huricane Sandy.  Yesterd...

Do you know what your Castle is worth?
Everyone always wants to know what there castle is worth.  Whether it's a humble dwelling or the biggest castle on the block, we're happy to do a free comparative market analy...

Madison Y Fall Registration
Tuesday, August 28th is Fall Registration Day at the Madison YMCA starting at 9:00 am. Whether it be swimming, gymastics, tennis, soccer, dance, karate; the Y has it all.  Don...

New Gary Shiller Report out
While there have been positive signs in the real estate housing recovery, there is a new report out from Gary Shilling saying we still haven't gotten through all the foreclosures y...

Urban Farm in Morristown
I don't know how many times I have past the Urban Farm from Rt 287 and wondered about who plants and cares for the garden.  I didn't even know it had a name.  So I was de...

Running Tonight in Morristown
Tonight is the Verizon Wireless Corporate Challenge in Morristown.  Come out and watch the streets of Morristown fill with runners.  Hopefullty the rain will clear our an...

Fireworks in Morris County
Looking for places to watch fireworks on the 4th?  Fireworks begin a dusk. FIREWORKS IN MORRIS COUNTY Chatham Borough Date: Wednesday, July 4 Location: 480 Main Street ...

Annual Giralda Music Festival
Sunday afternoon, June 24th is the Annual Giralda Music & Arts Festival in Madison.  If you've never been, it's time to come out for this wonderful event.  The New Je...

So Much To Do in Morristown
Looking for something to do this weekend?  There's plenty to do.  There's an American Civil War Encampment at Historic Speedwell in Morristown starting at 10:00 on Saturd...

Farmers Market Comes to Madison
Yes, it's back!  Farm fresh fruits and veggies in the middle of Madison.  Starting today at 2:00 pm Waverly Place will offer NJ farm fresh produce.  Come down and su...

Get Community Alerts to your SmartPhone
Want to know when a road is going to be closed in Madison?  Or need an update as to when the power is coming back on in Harding?  Just sign up for Nixle. One of the best...

US 30-year mortgage drops to record-low
It's a great time to be buying a house or even refinancing your current mortgage!  Rates just hit a new low.  A 30 year fixed mortgage is now 3.67 percent.  And even...

Housing Numbers are Up
Sales of new homes rose 3.3 percent in April which is good news for the housing markets.  Don't confuse activity with prices going up.  Activity is up, the house must be ...

Morris County High Schools Rock
Newsweek just named its top 1,000 high schools in the country.  Ten of the top 1,000 are from Morris County, NJ!  Way to go students and educators.  Here is the list...

The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
The Great Swamp Watershed Association is proud to inaugurate a new event this May that will spotlight amazing sites of natural, cultural, and historic interest found thro...

Better to Buy or Rent
An age old question that prospective home owners have asked throughout time has been which is better, to buy or to rent?  After checking out this website, it shows why buying ...

Gardening Tips for Spring and other Seasons
With Spring being sprung it is now the time to make your house look nice.  Its been raining the past few days so the ground is nice and moist so it is the perfect time to take...

Great Prices on Yankee Tickets
Its hard to believe that Baseball has been back for almost a month already.  I know many people are die hard Yankee fans but have not been to any games yet this year.  I ...

Events To Discover In Somerset County
There are so many events that happen in Somerset County that people just do not know about.  It really is a shame.  But have no fear by clicking here you can find out whe...

How To Survive Allergy Season
If your like me then you are experiencing allergies this spring.  It has been a horrible allergy season.  It feels like everyone that I talk to has been experiencing horr...

Benefits of Doing Yoga
I know most people hear how great yoga is for you.  A lot of your friends do yoga and they always tell you to get into it.  It will change your life, die hard yogaists sa...

Washington Rock State Park
If you have never vistied or even heard of Washington State Park in Green Brook then you have to check it out!  The view is unbelievable.  You can see the beautiful skyli...

AMAZING TREES IN MORRISTOWN
With the wonderful weather we have had this spring, everything is blooming.  The Bradford Pear trees that line South Street are just gorgeous.  Spring time in Morristown ...

Mothers Day Wine Tasting
Hey guys I know Mothers Day is not for another month and a half but it is never to early to get prepared.  On May 12 and 13 there is a wine tasting at Old York Wine Cellars in...

Home Expo at Armory in Morristown
  The Monmouth County Home Show February 24th, 25th & 26th, 2012The Ocean Place Resort Long Branch, NJClick here for more details. North Jersey Home&...

'Sweet Charity' at Morristown High School
Today, March 24, 2012, 7:30 pm Morristown High School, 50 Early St, Morristown, NJ | Get Directions »$10.00   Morristown High Schoo...

Tebow's NJ Arrival Causes Fans to Gather
Florham Park Police and training facility security were on the scene ready for Tebow Mania. ByLaura Silvius Football fans gathered outside of Florham Park's Atl...

Gardeners Spruce Up Waverly Place
Yellow and purple pansies were planted Thursday by members of the Garden Club of Madison. By Jake Remaly Email the author March 22, 2012   &n...

Mosquito Season Comes Early for Morris County
County efforts are already underway to keep the pesky critters at bay. By Natalie Davis Email the author March 23, 2012 Spring arrived last Tuesday, but becaus...

Broadway Bootcamp (9-14 yo) registration
Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:00 am 285 Main St, Chatham, NJ | Get Directions » $375.00   Sing! Dance! Act! Spend the summer on stage! ...

Seeing Eye to See Upgrades
The brick, Georgian-style facilities at The Seeing Eye in Washington Valley will get some tweaking, to update training resources and add to parking. The Morris Township ...

FDU’s Graduate Business Open House
Today, March 20, 2012, 6:00 pm 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ | Get Directions » FREE   Fairleigh Dickinson University invites gradua...

Medevac Helicopter to Fly for Educational Program
A medevac helicopter is scheduled to fly atMadison High School on Monday afternoon as part of an educational program about the dangers of drinking and driving. The program, c...

Final Touches Coming to Park and Pool
Long-awaited improvements to Memorial Park and Pool will be completed before Memorial Day, according to the borough engineer. Vincent J. DeNave said the project still has a few sm...

Grand Opening Totten-McGuirl Interiors
Totten-McGuirl Interiors is having a Grand Opening celebration of their new showroom during the months of February and March.  They are conveniently located  ...

Biden to be at Menendez Fundraiser Monday
The Morristown area is expected to be turned upside Monday afternoon, when a fundraiser forSen. Robert Menendez at a Morris Township home welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as ...

New from Time To Get Organized Newsletter
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A Night Out at Zebu
Today, March 14, 2012, 6:00 pm Zebu Forno, 9 South St, Morristown, NJ | Get Directions » FREE   Join us March 14th from 6-9 PM...

Art Around the Park' Returns March 20
Join the Arts Council of the Morris Area and the Simon Gallery on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 5-8pm and experience the work of established and emerging artists at Art Ar...

Morris School District Gets State Aid Increase
District to get $464,305, 8.4 percent, more in 2012-13. By John Dunphy Email the author February 23, 2012   The Morris School District will recei...

Bike and Walk Morristown
Tonight is the regular monthly Morristown Bike Ride around town, and while it is going to be crazy warm for this Feb-brrrrr-ary ride, it also looks like it will be a litt...

Things To Do in Madison this Week
ScWinter break is here and if you're planning a staycation in town, we've got more than few fun and exciting activities to keep you and your family busy! Monday — Get your w...

Home Depot Earnings Surprise
Sign of a Housing Bottom? By Jeff Macke | Breakout – 2 hours 7 minutes ago Home Depot (HD) is in the news this morning after earnings grew 32% in Q...

Kiss These 10 Once-Popular Home Features Goodbye
By Steve Kerch | MarketWatch – Fri, Feb 17, 2012 4:52 PM EST Times are tough in the home-building industry, meaning the 500,000 or so ...

Want a date? Buy a home
By Les Christie @CNNMoney February 14, 2012: 5:30 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. In a survey of ...

Watch this Whitney Tribute
This is just an outstanding tribute to Whitney Houston.  Hope you enjoy it.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsbVsR_eT3U&sns=em ...

New Jersey Native Whitney Houston Remembered
Whitney Houston Dies at 48   Photos             Videos      Upload Photo...

Useful Morristown Related Websites
Bookmark these right next to Morristown Patch! By John Dunphy Email the author February 7, 2012        Email  Print  ...

5 Ways to Give Back to Morristown
Spreading the love around. By John Dunphy Email the author 7:00 am    Email  Print   Comment    ...

What's hot and not in home styles
By Marcelle Sussman Fischler, Yahoo! Real Estate February 6, 2012 Provided by: tweet252   Send     Print &nb...

Rate on 30-year mortgage falls
By Derek Kravitz, AP Real Estate Writer | Associated Press – 4 hours ago WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell this...

Trophy Another New Jersey 'Super' Export
When you're watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night, the team that calls the Meadowlands home won't be the only New Jersey export on display. What is it? Here's a hint: It t...

Plenty to do Before the Big Game
What's that? You want to know what to do besides plop in front of the TV and watch some game on Sunday? Well, you have come to the right place. Read on. Lovin' Cole: A Cole Porte...

More winter? The groundhog says...
More winter? The groundhog says... Gene J. Puskar / AP Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil. This was the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day ...

When to Save and When to Splurge
By Jennifer Calonia, U.S. News When shopping for cosmetics, it’s easy to be swayed by flashy displays and alluring designer-brand advertising. More and more co...

Home prices drop more than expected in November
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Single-family home prices fell more than expected in November, highlighting a sector that continues to struggle to make a meaningful recovery, a closely watche...

First-Time Buyers More Willing to Compromise
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 When it comes to space and upgrades, first-time home buyers are more willing to compromise than repeat buyers, according to t...

Coming Soon to Morristown: Barre3
Barre3 is an exercise program that combines the grace of ballet, the wisdom of yoga, and the strength of Pilates in a 60 minute class set to up beat music....

Visit Fosterfields Historical Farm in Morris Township
By Christine Unish  MORRIS TOWNSHIP — Reach for a cozy hat and scarf! Come outside to enjoy a winter’s day on the farm on Sunday, Feb. 5 from noon to 4 p.m...

Top 10 states to raise your child
By Kavita Varma-White Sure, New Jersey has lately had its share of headache-inducing cultural ambassadors, from Snooki to the Situation. But it turns out that if you wa...

ClutterCrashers Girls Night Out
Today, January 26, 6:30 pm 1 E Main St, Mendham, NJ | Get Directions » FREE Cluttercrashers.com will host a Girls Night Out at the...

The 5 Best Foods for Flat Abs
By SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living – Fri, Jan 13, 2012 10:37 AM    Greek yogurt They say that abs are made in the kitchen. If yo...

New airfare rules: 5 things to know
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 23, 2012 4:59 PM ES   Beauty Tips From A Frequent Flier ...

Keep your pets safe from natural toxins
By Sarah D. Bunting | Pets – Fri, Jan 20, 2012 5:05 PM EST An apple a day keeps the doctor away -- unless you're a dog or cat, in which ca...

Manhattan Comedy Night at the Community Theater
Friday, January 27, 8:00 pm 100 South St, Morristown, NJ | Get Directions » $25 What a great way to spend Friday evening!  Gra...

Things You Need to Know This Week
Because we care, we share. By John Dunphy January 23, 2012                 Upl...

Early Morning Fire Strikes Drew Academic Building
Drew Today Water Damage to Disrupt Start of Classes in Seminary Hall    Building closed through Tuesday. Theo classes canceled, CLA and CSGS classes to be moved Sem...

9 Things That Make Allergies Worse
Are Your Allergies Awful? If you're a seasonal allergy sufferer (60 million of Americans are), you probably already have a few tricks to avoid triggers, like not running outside...

How to live a nearly cash-only life
It doesn't have to mean you spurn all of life's conveniences. By MSN Money partner on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 10:49 AM   This post comes from Kentin Waits at part...

Get Out: A Filling Weekend of Events
We know that, once the weekend hits, sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do. Recover from a taxing week? Go all out and be completely knackered come Monday? Somewhere in-bet...

30-year mortgage down to record 3.88 pct.
By DEREK KRAVITZ | Associated Press – 3 hours ago A new home is shown for sale in a development in Pleasant Hills, Pa., Wednesday, J...

4 Bad Habits that Are Making You Sick
By Reader's Digest Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Jan 17, 2012 10:18 AM EST What happens when you don't sleep enough, ...

College Majors That Are Useless
Are you going back to school in hopes of graduating to more job opportunities? You might want to avoid these degrees. By Terence Loose         Gui...

How to Lose Weight All Day Long
By The Editors of Prevention | Vitality – Mon, Jan 9, 2012 3:14 PM EST Timing your workouts and meals may be the s...

Popular Web Sites Shut Down Today in Protest
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 WordPress.org, Craigslist, Wikipedia, Moveon.org, Reddit, and Firefox browser creator Mozilla are among more than a dozen ...

The Grilled Cheese Factory in Morristown
There’s something so comforting about grilled cheese. A simple dish that’s easy to make, one bite can take you back to your childhood. It’s good by itself, or dip...

Aurora Kitchen and Interiors January Newsletter
Aurora Kitchens and Interiors is located in Raritan, NJ.  Partners Kelley Evens and Kolbe Clark are experts in their field and also give you the attention you need.  I kn...

Zappia's Extends Its Summit Brand to Pizza
Zappia's Opens Pizzeria in Summit.  Watch the video and then go try it out.  Looks good to me! http://summit.patch.com/articles/new-pizza-parlor-opens-in-summit#video-...

Calm Breath = Calm Mind
This morning I took a gentle flow yoga and focused my mind on slowing down and quieting just as always do when I step on the yoga mat. Today was different:I placed a deep intent on...

Madison Education Foundation Awards $40K in Grants
The Madison Education Foundation approved 21 teacher grants totaling nearly $40,000 that will benefit students at all five borough public schools. "The Foundation is pla...

Colleagues, Friends Pay Tribute to DeCroce
More than 1,000 people—including many state officials—filled St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany Friday morning to honor General Assembly Minority Lead...

MLK Day Carnival in Summit
1/16/2012 - MLK DAY TRYCAN KIDS CARNIVAL IN SUMMIT FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Summit Department of Community Programs, the Summit PAL and TryCAN are proud to be participating ...

Downloading ebooks from your library to your Kindle
Watch this YouTube video and see how easy it is to download ebooks to your Kindle.  I'll never be without a good book again.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgKbyhuqxuU...

Madison YMCA Fitness for All
Check out the Madison YMCA for your 2012 fitness needs.  It has something for everyone.  It's a great facility for the whole family....

Fed Officials Call for More Housing Fixes
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, JANUARY 09, 2012 New programs and “housing policy interventions” are needed to help the real estate market rebound and boost growt...

Fabulous Cottage Rental in Morristown
Check out this fabulous 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in Morristown.  It's absolutely adorable includes a garage and use of the pool in summer.  It doesn't get any better tha...

Barbara Corcoran Latest on Real Estate
Catch Barbara Corcoran's Latest Take on the 2012 Real Estate Market! http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45798261#45798261...

The Best of Broadway in Morristown
THE BEST OF BROADWAY: THE SONGS OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8 pm $52|$47|$47|$42|$37 LIMITED AVAILABILITY More ...

Selling your home in Winter
Winter's chill gives edge to house hunters Would-be buyers have far less competition in the colder months. By Joe Mont of TheStreet   ...

Madison Little League Equipment Swap
Madison Little League Equipment Swap 08January Sunday, January 8, 9:00 am Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave, Madison, NJ, FREE   Give your child a hea...

First Night Activities in Morristown
Check out the schedule for First Night activities in Morristown. There's something for everyone.  Come join the fun! http://firstnightmorris.com/schedule/...

Save money and avoid annoying telemarketers phone calls
  Cell phone numbers go public this month.   All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.   ...

Ringers on the Morristown Green
Ringers-on-the-Green Concert Friday, December 23rd 10:30 am to 11:30 am The Ringers offer a Chiristmas program of Christmas carols and contemporary works for handbells, alon...

Celebrate National Cupcake Day
It's National Cupcake Day!  Crowley Cupcakes in Madison had the best around.  Stop by and try their cupcakes.  See what you think....

Block Telemarketers from your phone
Cell phone numbers go public this month. All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.  You will be bill...

Time To Get Organized Newsletter
  Time To Get Organized Newsletter Click here for the full newsletter Winter December 2011   Amara Willey, owner of Ti...

Christmas Tree Farm in Mendham
Hidden Pond Tree Farm Hidden Pond Tree Farm is located in the historic hills of Mendham, New Jersey. This southern Morris County Christmas tree farm has over 3000 choose and cut C...

Kids Day at the Stickley Museum
Saturday December 10th Morris County: Parsippany Kids Day at the Stickley Museum This fun-filled program for the whole family, collaboration with Kids Club THIRTEEN, will f...

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Teddy Bear Tea
Sundays:  December 11th and 18th Union County:  Summit Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Teddy Bear Tea For children ages 4 and up with an adult. Bring your favorite f...

Try Fiorinos in Summit
If you've never tried Forino's in Summit, now's the time.  Great northern Italian cusine that is out of this world.  Great service, cozy atmosphere and delicious food. &n...

Stunning Contemporary in Morristownship
Great new listing in Morris Township!  Soaring fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights and more!  Take a look and give me a call....

Best Animal Inn Ever
Looking for pet care for the holidays?  Here's the place you need to check out.  Fabulous facilities, wonderful staff, just the best pet care in the Morristown area. &nbs...

Free Karate Classes in Somerville
Black Belt LandLording Martial Arts in Somerville. David Laggini, author of "BlackBelt Landlording"  is giving back to the community by offering free karate classes during th...

Big Band Music at the Community Theater
Looking for something to do tonight?  Travel back to the 1940s and relive the music that moved the nation’s spirit! This Swing Era celebration features the music of Glen...

A Great Madison Treasure
If you haven't dined at Il Mondo Vecchio in Madison, you owe to your self to try it.  It's wonderful.   The food is excellent, the service is fabulous and the prices are ...

A little extra in the Thanksgiving basket
The Warren Lions Club provides many families who would otherwise not be able to enjoy a traditional dinner with an abundant Thanksgiving Basket. This year there will be an extra li...

Giralda Farms Run in Madison
Annual Run at Giralda Farms this Sunday, November 13th. starting at noon.  Hope it's beautiful weather.  Come on out and cheer on the runners! ...

Smashburger in Florham Park
Looking for a great burger!  Try Smashburger in Florham Park.  Great burgers, fries and shakes.  Don't miss it!  You'll love it. ...

Historic Halloween Happenings at Fosterfields
When - Sun, October 30, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Where - Fosterfields (map) Play special Halloween games, sing songs, decorate cookies, and try on costumes of the past. Tim...

Family Fun
Morristown National Historical Park In Case of Necessity - Kinney’s Hill was the highest point in Morristown. It was the site of General Washington’s Upper Redoubt. Tho...

Long Valley Fall Festivities
This Saturday and Sunday is a great time to pick up your special pumpkin at Ort Farms in Long Valley. They offer a great family experience with all kinds of fun things to...


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