thumbnail_snowshoesundays2017Sundays, January 21 through March 11.

Ages 10 & Up.

Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking through the winter landscape. Look for signs of wildlife, and view beautiful scenery – all while getting a great workout! No experience necessary.

If you already know how to snowshoe or want to venture out on your own, there are various sizes, including children’s, available for one-day rental and use at Pyramid Mountain NHA. You must be 18 years or older to rent shoes. Shoes can be rented between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and must be returned between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. the same day.

  • Date:
    Sunday, January 21—Sunday, March 11
  • Time:
    1 p.m. if renting shoes, 1:30 p.m. if using your own.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township (Intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue).

  • Cost:
    $5 per person for trek, $15 for trek and snowshoe rental.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register and for conditions, 973.334.3130.

Suds and Bubbles: Soap Making for Kids

thumbnail_sudsandbubbles2018Sunday, January 21 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Ages 6 – 10.

Enjoy some squeaky clean fun! Learn the soap making process long ago and today, and use natural and herbal ingredients to design and create simple bar soaps to take home. Preregistration recommended; walk-ins welcome.

For further information, click here. 

Cupid’s Chase 5K – 2/10/2018

SAMSUNG CSCOn Saturday, February 10, Community Options, Inc., will be holding their signature annual event, Cupid’s Chase 5K. The race will be held at 150-152 Speedwell Ave, Morristown and all the proceeds from the race go directly towards supporting people with disabilities in New Jersey.

Register early to beat the price increase! The registration fee is currently $30 until 2/9/17, and will increase to $40 the day of the race. Participants will receive a goody bag, a finisher medal, and an “Available” or “Unavailable” long sleeve shirt to wear for the race. Costumes welcome!

Community Options is a national nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment support to people with disabilities. The first Cupid’s Chase 5K took place in 2009 and was so successful Community Options decided to take Cupid’s Chase nationally. This year, we hope to have over 10,000 Cupid’s Chase participants across 40 cities walking, running, jogging, and rolling (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. All the events take place on the same day – February 10, 2018.

Register for the event at:

Or contact Tracy Mendola at or 973-872-7111.


jo-maloneCandles may as well be currency in the interior-design world. Interior designers use them as the final touch to a room, the one that elevates a space to the next sensory level. We mortals love them too but have a hard time knowing where to start.

To help you wade through the morass, we rounded up our favorites. Psst — they are also on every interior designer’s list!

Get ready to buy matches in bulk.

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If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, then it’s good enough for us. The Duchess of Cambridge had Jo Malone’s citrus scents — Orange Blossom ($65) included — perfuming Westminster Abbey during her royal wedding. ‘Nuff said.

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via Alyse Whitney at Bon Appetit

All you need are two steps to survive Christmas: Take a deep breath and make a cocktail, stat. Cozy mulled wine, spiked egg nog, and dangerously-strong bourbon punch will help you get juuuust drunk enough to survive everything from fake-smiling through bad gifts to your post-feast food coma.

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Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread


‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.” has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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Visit Acorn Hall’s Annual Christmas Celebration

2017-12-08_13-17-57via Patch – At Acorn Hall, the trees are trimmed and the table elegantly set, ready for holiday guests to arrive. But before they do, members of the community are invited to visit the Morris County Historical Society‘s Italianate mansion to enjoy its festive décor.

The decorated, upside-down Christmas tree in the dining room not only is a traditional centerpiece of Acorn Hall’s holiday décor, but this year is a tribute to and celebration of the lives of the late Bill and Jean Watson. Mrs. Watson was the first MCHS Executive Director, from 1980 until her retirement in 1996, and was the first to recreate the Victorian custom of displaying a Christmas tree in this unusual way.

Acorn Hall’s annual Christmas Celebration will be on view now through January 7, 2018. Located at 68 Lafayette Ave., Acorn Hall is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 am-4 pm, and Sundays, 1-4 pm, and by appointment. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and is free for children under 12 and MCHS members.

Acorn Hall’s annual Christmas celebration will be on view now through January 7