Mega Model Trains

2016-11-23_11-05-41Watch model trains zip across a 288-square-foot landscape featuring city and pastoral scenes. This exhibition includes three separate tracks and dozens of interactive working accessories. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-971-3700,….

MUSEUM HOURS: Sunday: 12–5PM; Monday: CLOSED; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11AM–5PM; Open to 8PM on 2nd and 3rd Thursdays. MUSEUM

ADMISSION: Adults: $10; Children & Seniors: $7; Second & Third Thursday nights 4–8PM: Pay What You Wish; Members: Free

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Eat your dessert first! The fabled feast may be a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday, but for little pilgrims with a sweet tooth, dessert is the main attraction. While anything sweet will make tots happy, some Turkey Day-themed treats are even more exciting. Check out the following collection of Thanksgiving-themed treats that will inspire your own epic dessert table.

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B’fast with Santa

screen_shot_2016-11-14_at_10518_pm-1479146742-8271The Applebee’s locations in Morris County – as well as those across the state – will hold a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser on Dec. 10 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to support the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program.

Tickets to Breakfast with Santa, which can be purchased by calling or visiting a local Applebee’s, are $10 each. Children under 2 are free.

Advanced reservations are required.

In addition to food, guests will receive goodies, raffle tickets for door prizes and pictures with Santa, according to a press release from the company.

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This condo open living and dining space was pulled together with a neutral palette, texture and a burst of teal throughout the space. The focal point of the rooms is a custom painted cabinet, which was originally brown with glass doors. A local artist transformed it to a lovely show piece. The living space allows for relaxing and entertaining and the luxurious crystal chandelier and elegant sconces add sophistication to this lovely room, designed for a lovely couple. (via


7 Reasons Why Condo Living Is The Best Option for Newlyweds

Smiling boyfriend and girlfriend relaxing watching tvvia MyFirstCondo – Your marriage is a contract like no other and starting your life together has its challenges. If you’re searching the market for your first home, condo living is an option you should consider. It takes out many of the headaches and conflicts that a single home ownership might introduce into the relationship. Take it from Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood who remarked, “They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.”

Living in a condominium is a growing trend among young professionals, newlyweds and small families. Let’s explore seven compelling reasons why living in condo is ideal for you and your brand-new spouse.

1. Condo living is cost-efficient

If you compare getting a two-bedroom house versus buying a condo unit, the latter is the more practical option. You can opt to rent a unit although the monthly rent is usually about the same as the monthly mortgage in a condo unit. Why rent when you can own?

Living in a condo also means that you’re free from outdoor work such as tending the garden, repainting the fences, etc. The condo personnel can take care of these chores for you. A small space requires minimal maintenance, a few pieces of furniture, and only the essential appliances. Since you’re starting your life together, every effort to stretch the dollar is needed.

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Hometown Inspiration @TeamUSA @Ms_Hop_St3pps


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Hometown Olympian inspires Morristown students

via Daily Record – When Christina Epps was growing up, she had her eye on the WNBA. Basketball was definitely her first love. But she tried out for the track team at Frelinghuysen School even though “I hated running,” and “I didn’t want to run, ever.”

Already a basketball and volleyball player, Epps became a jumper as a junior at Morristown High School. This summer, she was part of Team USA’s triple jump trio at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Wearing her United States warmup uniform, Epps spoke with elementary students at Alfred Vail and Alexander Hamilton Schools, as well as at Frelinghuysen on Friday. Epps stressed the importance of hard work and dedication, as well as good nutrition. She told the middle-school students “about my challenges, what a lack of hard work didn’t get me,” and encouraged the youngest kids to “get out and play.”


@trapdoorescape – Bring. It. On!


via – Let’s face it, folks: the world is a scary place. A bitterly contentious presidential race, ominous weather forecasts and so much more are giving plenty of us the chills on a seemingly daily basis.

But you know, not all scares are created equal. Sometimes a healthy jolt is just what we need to liven things up, so to speak. And fright can be a powerful unifier. After all, who isn’t made uneasy by the things that go bump in the night?

To be fair, escape rooms (attractions where teams of players have a finite amount of time to solve complex puzzles and free themselves from a dastardly trap) are not haunted houses, but the folks at the Trap Door Escape Room concoct some of the trickiest, scariest challenges that we’ve played to date.

And fortunately, they now have two locations in New Jersey currently showcasing incredibly seasonally-appropriate games. At the original location in Red Bank, players face off against the zombie uprising in “Cure Z.” The Morristown location now offers a theme perfect for this time of year: “Witch Hunt.”

Trap Door Escape Room, 34A Speedwell Ave., Morristown, $35, 732-741-5870,

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