Friday, March 22, 2013
Sport utility vehicles to help you get the job done
This week's 5 Cars is all about getting things done, be it hauling cargo to or from a local warehouse or playing chauffeur for the kids and their friends or teammates. If you're planning on being productive during the slow shift from winter to spring, you'll need a sport utility vehicle that can transport your loved ones in comfort, style and safety while holding a lot of stuff. We'll present a number of diverse options—hopefully one will be perfect for you. Listings and photos come from Cars.com and AOL Autos.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Small Business Association has already approved more than a half billion dollars for home and business owners
Thursday, March 21
An April 1 deadline is approaching for New Jersey home and business owners seeking federal aid for damages wrought by Hurricane Sandy last year. The Small Business Association has already approved 9,562 disaster loans worth $631 million to Hurricane Sandy victims, they said Wednesday. Of that total, 8,754 loans for $548 million went to homeowners and renters, while business owners have received 808 loans for $83 million, according to an official with the SBA. In Morris County $3.17 million was approved for 73 home loans and nine business loans. The federal government late last year offered low-interest loans to owners of homes and small businesses in Morris County for damage or other losses related to Hurricane Sandy—up to $200,000 to …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
'Shamrocks for Sanctuary' will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Want a new ride even though you're working with little cash? Buckle up.
It occurred to us that despite our advanced age, we have never, ever owned a brand-new car. Yes, we've purchased cars proclaimed as "new to me!," but they've all been used vehicles. While that is perfectly OK, thinking about this week's installment of 5 Cars, and given that we focused on super-expensive vehicles last week, we wanted to see what the new-car market looked like for those with thin wallets (in our search, we limited ourselves to a maximum price of $17,000, the price we paid for our last previously-owned vehicle). And guess what: They are not easy to find. But there are options for you to smell new-car scent in an actual brand-new car. 1. 2013 Nissan Versa 1.6 S+ - New - $14,750 From Cars.com: A lot of bang for the buck with …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dr. Peter King asked the council to weigh in on his worry that a food store selling alcohol is becoming a liquor store selling food.
In June 2012, the Parsippany Town Council approved the Route 46 ShopRite's request to transfer its liquor license to the supermarket so that it could sell alcohol products from the market itself, rather than from a separate storefront. Less than a year later, a citizen brought concerns over the operation to the council at its Tuesday agenda meeting at Town Hall. Dr. Peter King, who said he had opposed the liquor license transfer, told Patch that ShopRite misrepresented itself when it made its request last year. "Instead of being a store that sells food and offers a limited amount of alcohol for sale, it's become a liquor store that sells a limited amount of food," he complained. At the council's June 26 meeting, Shop Rite spokesperson Ned …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Springfield's No Body Denied will bring a state of the art fitness center—and affordable personal training—to Morristown.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
28 groups in New Jersey and Connecticut will receive grants, including three in Morris County.
Saturday, March 9
Thousands of at-risk children, seniors, and developmentally disabled individuals will have access to dental care this year thanks to $700,000 in grants awarded to 28 community organizations and programs in New Jersey and Connecticut by the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of Parsippany-based Delta Dental of New Jersey. A goal of the grants is to reduce the number of complex and urgent dental work resulting from the lack of preventive care, catching problems earlier to reduce complications later. The funds are designed to help the uninsured and underserved, specifically children whose families are at or below the federal poverty level, the developmentally disabled, and vulnerable seniors. At-risk …
Friday, March 8, 2013
If your fantasies include feeling the wind through your hair as you're behind the wheel of a top-of-the-line car, you'll love this.
If you're in the market for a new ride or just want to know what's out there, here are some vehicles that may get your engines going. This week, we scoured Cars.com in our search for price-is-no-object dream cars (amazing how many come in silver or some variation). If you are wallowing in cash, you can pick one up for yourself. Well done. But if you, like us, are less than fabulously well-to-do, well, it's fun to dream. 1. 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Base - New - $445,855 Oh. My. This beauty is as top of the line (and out of possibility's realm for most) as one probably can get. This blue, 4-door luxury sedan features rear wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a 6.8L V12 engine. Oh. My. Available at Paul Miller Rolls Royce …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Morris Plains bar presents its annual St. Patrick's Day revelry.
St. Patrick's Day will be here next week, and Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains is all ready for the wearing of the green. The bar will offer holiday festivities coinciding with Morristown's March 9 St. Patrick's parade and during the Irish-themed weekend, March 16 and 17. “It is always great to have so many people coming to Arthur’s through the years as well as all the new faces that we see at our St. Patrick’s Day party," said owner Alyce McGreevy. "Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains is truly the place to be on Saint Patrick’s Day.” The festivities, the bar promises, should be fun for all involved. Among the highlights: Arthur's is at 700 Speedwell Ave. across the street from the NJ Transit railroad station. For more information, call 973-…
Grassroots Natural Market, opening in mid-April, will be a "new adventure" says its owner.
Morristown is getting ever closer to the grand opening of a new organic foods retailer that will feature familiar faces. Patch introduced you to Grassroots Natural Market last October, and five months later, owner Paul Kralyevich, who has another location in Denville, is raring to go. His next big move will be to host an April 8 invitation-only event for loyal customers, contractors and other supporters. And then "on or about April 15," he said, the new store will open officially at 66 Morris St., in the location of the Health Shoppe, a natural foods business that closed its doors last August. Asked why he chose Morristown, Kralyevich ("It's Croatian; call me Paul," he said) was happy to share his story. "I saw there was a definite need …