Convenience, Townhome-Style Living & Resident Referrals Driving Leasing Success at #Estling Village in #Denville

Estling Village Exterior 1As dozens of residents gathered in the Estling Village clubhouse recently to collect their new summer beach towels and mingle with their fellow neighbors, it was the latest example of the new community’s successful transition to a vibrant, neighborhood setting.  Gone were the signs of new construction activity, replaced instead by Welcome mats, street life and human interaction.

More than 80% of Estling Village’s 100 residences are now leased, breathing life into a community that draws on desirable townhome-style designs, forward-thinking amenities and an ultra-convenient location within walking distance of the Denville Train Station and vibrant downtown to foster an intimate-but-robust lifestyle experience.  Community events like the recent beach towel get-together, a pet-friendly Puppy Social and daily use of Estling Village’s amenities and beautifully-landscaped grounds reflect an environment where social engagement is encouraged and embraced.

“This was our vision all along, to create a transit-oriented development that was both convenient as well as a true neighborhood atmosphere,” says Joe Forgione, Founder of JMF Properties.  “To see our residents enjoying all that the community has to offer is extremely rewarding.  In fact, they’ve become our best ambassadors as a significant number of homes have been leased based on referrals from our residents, as well as from residents and merchants from throughout Denville.”  Continue reading

Celebrate Bucky Pizzarelli’s 90th Birthday!

The sixth year annual FREE Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will come to the Morristown Green on Saturday, Aug. 20, with performances starting at noon and running through 10 p.m Saturday.

Thanks to the Town of Morristown and Mayor Tim Dougherty, music fans of all ages can enjoy great performances right in the heart of the county seat.

“We applaud Mayor Dougherty and festival organizers for bringing this great event to our county seat again this year. It is just another example of what makes for a great quality of life in Morris County,” said Morris County Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.

Parking is available in the public lots and the train station is just a couple of blocks away.


Album art of the 1940s-70s to be showcased in Morristown, exhibit opens TODAY



Jim Flora used blocks of color to create a personal, manic style in this 1947 cover for Kid Ory and his Creole Jazz Band.

Record covers were miniature posters. The artists who did them were academically trained and combined the needs of commerce with aesthetics.

Chris Coffin, who has been collecting records for over sixty years, will present record covers from the 1940s through the 1970s in a lecture at the Morristown Gateway Museum.

The presentation will be Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

Over one hundred covers will be on display for the presentation and for the following two weekends.

Until about 1940 records were sold either in plain paper sleeves or in albums, which were largely unmarked.

Throughout the forties and fifties, most records were issued with original art that listed the artists and music and suggested the nature of the music.

The presentation will focus on three pioneers who influenced subsequent artists and whose designs are still seen on records and CDs.


@MayoCenter Tops Nation


LHAT President Ken Stein is flanked by MPAC CEO Allison Larena and GM Ed Kirchdoerffer. Photo courtesy of MPAC

MPAC Wins 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award

The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT).

Allison Larena, president and CEO, and Ed Kirchdoerffer, general manager, accepted the award at LHAT’s annual conference on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Chicago. The conference is the largest gathering of historic theater professionals in North America.

“It is an honor to be recognized by a distinguished group of peers who work to make historic theatres vital economic engines, community gathering places, and arts and educational centers in the towns we serve,” Larena said.

LHAT’s Awards Program inspires excellence by recognizing theaters and individuals for their significant accomplishments or distinguished service. The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes a theater that demonstrates excellence through its community impact, quality of programs and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure.

An award-winning theater will have demonstrated excellence through significant achievement, the impact of its services and breadth of populations served, and the length of time and/or intensity of its activities.

Each year, one theater and one individual are honored by LHAT at its annual conference. Former winners include the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta, New York City Center and Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

“Mayo Performing Arts Center beat out an impressive list of nominees to claim this award this year,” said Ken Stein, LHAT President and CEO.



The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a Clifton, N.J.-based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity, has announced a successful start to its 2016 fundraising initiatives.

The organization’s keystone event – the 9th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic held on June 13th – was one of the most prosperous on record, raising more than $500,000 to support the groundbreaking breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Held yearly at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the 2016 golf tournament featured an exciting $18,000 Winner Take All Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.

Preceding the Golf Classic, CBCF teamed up with Jena Karp, one of the most popular Flywheel instructors and a breast cancer survivor herself, for a special 45-minute indoor cycling experience to raise important funds and awareness.  The “Save The Tatas With Jena” event, which took place at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca in mid-May, and raised $7,100.

Fully 100% of the net fundraising proceeds received by CBCF during all fundraising efforts are donated towards research projects coordinated by Dr. Norton.

“The success of CBCF could not be achieved without our generous donors and participants and our dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” says Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “We continue to reach new heights thanks to their efforts and the overwhelming success of these two events demonstrates how our supporters are highly engaged with Dr. Norton’s work and committed to helping to find a cure for breast cancer. The Golf Classic and Flywheel events are a perfect springboard into our full schedule of fall fundraising activities.” Continue reading

How to Keep your Dog Comfortable on a Hot Day

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– As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heat stroke, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heat stroke, which can cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages, blindness, convulsions and even death.

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are dangerous situations for any dog. Heat exhaustion is generally the early stages when a dog begins overheating. You can often remedy the effects by taking immediate action to reduce the animals’ body temperature and prevent the more deadly heat stroke. Heat exhaustion symptoms can include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, rapid panting, and the skin inside the ears reddening. Get your dog inside quickly to a cooler area like a basement or near a fan, and offer fresh water. Dampen the skin with lukewarm water and allow it to air-dry.

Heatstroke occurs when the dogs’ normal body mechanisms cannot keep body temperature in a safe range. Dogs don’t have the ability to sweat, and panting can’t fully cool a dog down when they are overheated. A dogs’ normal body temperature is 100-102.5 degrees, a body temperature over 106 degrees is deadly and calls for immediate veterinary assistance. Signs of heat stroke include rapid panting, a bright red tongue, red or pale gums, and thick, sticky saliva. The dog may show depression, weakness and dizziness, vomiting – sometimes with blood, diarrhea, shock, and coma.

Any pet that cannot cool himself off is at risk for heat stroke, but some breeds and dogs with certain conditions are more susceptible. Heart disease, obesity, older age, or breathing problems put the dog at higher risk, and for these animals even normal activities in intense heat can be harmful. Dogs with shorter snouts – like Pugs or Bulldogs – have a harder time panting out their body heat, and certain breeds don’t tolerate the heat as well as others. This group includes English and French Bulldogs, Boxers, the Saint Bernard, Pugs, and Shih Tzu.


Rock ‘n’ Roll: Defined


Dion will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. A street poet and singer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion defined Rock ‘n’ Roll for a generation. Enjoy classic hits such as “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer,” from this Rock ‘n‘ Roll Hall of Famer whose music remains creative and relevant through the decades. Tickets cost $59 to $99.