Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Holiday spirit still alive with outdoor decoration.
It's a shame the owner of this Butler home did not enter our Deck the House contest. This larger-than-life white deer decoration can be spotted on a lawn in a culdesac between Hamburg Turnpike and Decker Road.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Local officials want community involvement, smooth winter.
Elected officials and community leaders in any municipality are bound to be exposed to a plethora of divergent issues, topics and concerns. With that in mind, Tri-boro Patch asked local officials in Butler, Kinnelon and Bloomingdale for their New Year’s resolutions. Here's what they had to say: “What I am hoping for is a safe and prosperous year for our borough. And it would be good if we had a mild winter. It would help us. And that everyone stays healthy throughout our whole borough.”--Butler Mayor Robert Alviene “My New Year's Resolution is to spread my town spirit to every individual in Kinnelon. We need a community effort to combine all the enthusiasm of all the individual organizations in town to create one united Kinnelon with …
Friday, December 30, 2011
If you're planning on drinking, have a designated driver—or call a car service.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 30, 2011
It's New Year's Eve, a time for revelry, celebration—and responsibility. If you plan on drinking Saturday night, Patch urges you to have a designated driver or other safe method of transportation home. The following taxi companies operate in and near town. It's going to be a busy night, and some cab companies prefer advance appointments, so consider calling during the day before you head out. If you know of others, leave the info in our comments to help your fellow partiers out:
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here are three recipes that are sure to please guests.
If you’re planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, appetizers are a must. These bite-sized snacks are hassle-free, but they’re still fancy enough for a party. Who wants freezer burned mozzarella sticks? Or cholesterol-spiking spinach and artichoke dip? Those are so 2011. Patch talked to a few Wayne residents to get you the best apps to ring in the New Year. Raspberry Brie Tartlets Total time: 15 minutes Yields: 15 1 package mini phyllo dough cups 1 package of plain brie cheese 1 small jar of raspberry jelly 1 container of fresh raspberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Place phyllo dough cups on baking sheet. Cut brie into ½-inch slivers, place inside cups. Spoon ½ tsp. of raspberry jelly on top of brie …
We asked and Gary's Wine and Marketplace gave some options for whatever your taste.
The new year is fast approaching, and folks all over the globe will be celebrating. Here in Morris County, we want to help you find the right drinks for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, which boasts a location in Madison among its three stores, sees an influx of customers around the holidays, all of whom are looking for the perfect complement to a holiday meal or social gathering. The store has options for people of all budgets, so nobody has to be left out of the holiday fun. Sue Guerra, a wine expert and a representative for Gary’s, told Patch that any consumers who are looking for a place to start cannot go wrong with an Italian wine, such as the 2006 Azelia Barolo, which Gary’s is currently offering for $29…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
If Santa left a new iPhone or Android under the tree, get access to local news and events.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Did you get a new smartphone for Christmas? Here's a quick guide how to get Patch on your iPhone or Android devices. Patch for iPhone Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in your neighborhood. Patch’s app will keep you engaged and mobile by delivering 24/7 local community coverage. You can download the Patch app for iPhones here. Patch’s features include: Plus, you can save anything from favorite stories to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Customer opinions are extremely valued, so please send app feedback to the Patch team. Patch Places for Android Patch Places for Android is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We catch up with the man in red.
One would think, having so many places to visit around the world, the tri-boro would not stick out in Santa Claus' mind. But as we learned from him in an exclusive interview, Santa has a special place in his heart for Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale kids and said the tri-boro is one of his favorite places to visit. Tri-Boro Patch caught up with jolly old Saint Nick this week to talk about how the reindeer have been preparing for Saturday night, what Mrs. Claus has been up to and why he is excited to visit our area. Q: Are you ready for Christmas? A: Santa's very ready. The elves have been working very hard to get the toys ready for children and to make sure all the lists are filled. Q: What are some toys kids have asked for? A: There's …
NORAD tries to predict when you might expect St. Nick coming to your home.
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe …
Friday, December 23, 2011
What's closed, where to see Santa and more.
This weekend is so many things! It's Hanukkah, it's Christmas (and let's not forget Christmas Eve) and for many of us, it's a long weekend away from the office. We've got lots of fun holiday features coming your way, but first, here are a few things you need to know going into the weekend:
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon School students celebrated Hanukkah Wednesday night.
Students in the Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon School celebrated Hanukkah by watching Rabbi Helaine Ettinger light the menorah Wednesday night and singing prayers and Hanukkah songs. After the menorah was lit, the school Principal Beth "Batyah" Hancock interviewed Pearl R. Miller School Principal John Hynes, who Hancock called the school's "Mitzvah hero of the month," about bullying in the schools and what PRM has done to prevent it.