@trapdoorescape – Bring. It. On!


via app.com – 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, trapdoorescape.com.

Find more scary haunts at HERE.



via 201 – The harvest season is the perfect time to pick your own perfect pumpkin and take in the view from an old-fashioned perch: sitting on a bale of hay in a wagon.

Fortunately, that form of transportation is still available at several Bergen County farms every October.

Some farms also have corn mazes (day and night!), freshly made doughnuts, and apple cider – both hot and cold.

Contact the farms directly for hours and pricing.

In Bergen County:

Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff. Saturday hayrides as well as group hayrides by appointment. (Closed Sundays.)

Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale. A pumpkin-picking hayride – and be sure to enjoy a freshly made doughnut after the trip!

Depiero’s Farm, 300 W. Grand Ave., Montvale. Hail a hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

Secor Farms, 168 Airmont Ave., Mahwah. Hitch a hayride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.


Party Hearty at #Terry’sPetDepot


Come in to Terry’s Pet Depot for the doggy party!

It’s going to be a party! Come out to help Terry of Terry’s Pet Depot and her staff celebrate their 10 year anniversary the weekend of October 7-9. Terry’s will be offering a weekend of super sales, free dog toys (up to $9 value), and much more! Be sure to bring the whole family and furry friends!

“We love being in Morris Plains and surrounded by great customers and businesses. We all play a part in each other’s success and I was able to stay here for the past 10 years because of the great support from the community. ” Terry, owner of Terry’s Pet Depot

Terry’s Pet Depot Anniversary party will have many local business vendors doing giveaways. Just like every weekend they will also be having their adoptions on Saturday and Sunday for you to find your next furry friend.

Terry’s PET DEPOT® is OPEN for your pet’s shopping pleasure! Located at State Route 10 & Rte. 202 – Kohl’s Center, Terry’s is stocked with everything imaginable for all of your furry friends, cats, dogs, fish (aquatic) and small animals. The staff at Terry’s are experienced in helping you select the right products, pet food or latest great toy or treat.

@whippanyrym Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Festival

pumpk_fest_carving_20headerCelebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the Whippany Railway Museum on Sunday, October 2, from 12:30 to 5 PM. Local craft merchants will set up their stalls, among various railroad memorabilia. The Museum will also set up a Haunted House, as well as a scenic ride on a train.

Families can enjoy the fall foliage of Whippanong Valley on a nostalgic 30-minute trip onboard the “Pumpkinliner.” The excursion follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail.” The Museum is located at 1 Railroad plaza, in Whippany. For more information, send an e-mail to tickets@whippanyrailwaymuseum.net or call (973) 887-8177.



The Big Brew Festival is happening at the Morristown Armory on Saturday, October 1. There will be two sessions for beer lovers, giving aficionados over 200 unique tastings of beer in addition to good food. Meet other beer lovers, listen to great music, and discover new beers and breweries at The Big Brew Beer Festival on Saturday, October 1. The two sessions will be from 12 to 4 PM and 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Admission ranges from $10 to $65, depending on whether you’re a designated driver or the designated beer drinker. The Armory is located at 430 Western Avenue in Morristown. For more information, visit bigbrewnj.com/morristown

Smashing Pumpkins At Wightman’s

pumpkin-basket-1473772842-5725Pick or smash pumpkins at a mainstay farm in Morristown through October.

Apple-picking season is in full swing across the Northeast, giving kids and families the opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage and the fruits of their labor. But for those who aren’t in love with the idea of plucking bushels of apples from trees, there are pumpkins to pick or chuck.

Wightman’s Farms in Morristown, which has been offering pick-your-own apples and pumpkins for years, not to mention the peaches and nectarines through the summer, is offering pumpkin slingshots for $2 for kids. It’s a way for kids to test their strength and have some fun. In addition to the fruit picking, the farm offers hayrides around the farm.

The festivities happen every weekend from now through the end of October. 10 AM to 5 PM. Wightman’s is located on Route 202, 1111 Mt. Kemble Avenue in Morristown. For more information, contact the farm at (973) 425-9819 or www.wightmansfarms.com.


Live in Concert: @gavindegraw

2016-09-09_13-07-38Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 18th at 7 PM


Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008,earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl,” which Billboard dubbed “a rocking homerun,” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.”

In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin’s live favorites. DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, in September 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s acclaimed, fourth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly thereafter he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.” FINEST HOUR: THE BEST OF GAVIN DEGRAW was released last October via RCA Records featuring two new songs, as well as his most renowned and notable hits to date, including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”

Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full length album of all new songs, which is slated for release in Fall 2016.