Jewelers Studio Guild Show and Sale

img_1474May 6,2017, Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Ogden Memorial Church 

286 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928

Free Admission…10% to Interfaith Food Pantry

A  juried show of hand crafted silver jewelry with semi-precious stones, hand thrown pottery, water colors , oil painting, lamp work glass beads and more.  The pieces are one-of -a -kind, original works sold by the creating artists.  Great gifts for Mother’s Day!

Astro Day at the Morris Museum

m35Saturday, April 29, 2017, Night Sky Observing: 9:00–10:30PM

Join the Morris Museum Astronomical Society in celebrating National Astronomy Day. You’ll be treated to day and evening programs and activities that are “Out of this World.” Enjoy solar observations, hands-on space crafts in the galleries, and “Touch the Music” exploration of brass instruments of the orchestra. $10 Members/$12 General Public/$9 Groups of 20 or more. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-971-3706,

Dino Day Family Festival

2017-03-21_13-13-15Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00AM and 1:30PM

Travel back to the pre-historic times to when dinosaurs roamed New Jersey. Handle real fossils, meet a dinosaur expert, participate in a hunt for fossils in our dig pit, and make dinosaur related crafts in the galleries. Join Claudia Lemmerz for “Touch the Music” to explore drum instruments of the orchestra. Something special will also will also be brewing in our BASF Kid’s Lab. $10 Members/$12 General Public, $9 Groups of 20 or more. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-971-3706,

Saturday Dog Walks at Lord Stirling Stable

dogwalkdebbie_weismanSaturday, March 25th at 10:15 am

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ, will continue weekly on the fall and winter time schedule.

Check-in time for owners and their pets will begin at 10:15 A.M.  The guided trail walk will commence at 10:30 A.M. and last for approximately one hour.

Registration is $3 per dog and all pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times. These sanctioned Dog Walks offer participants the only opportunity to explore the beautiful equestrian trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot.

For more information, contact Martha at 973-635-8672.  For directions, call Lord Stirling Stable at 908-766-5955.

Morris Museum hosted its third annual nanoscience event

from_left_to_right_mhs_student_jan_franco_with_anya_ariel_sasha_and_levi-1489067938-425On Saturday March 4th, Morristown High School students taught young children about the wonders of the nano world and its latest science and technologies. They weren’t alone as their teacher, Mariel Kolker, managed and ensured that everything ran evenly. The students of Morristown High School brought their knowledge and information from their class to demonstrate the fascinating complexities of nanoscience.

These students are part of a new class at Morristown High School called Nanoscale Science & Engineering, in which they learn all about how materials and substances change their behavior when brought down to the nanoscale. Looking beyond the way materials behave at the macro (human) scale, they explore things like the effects of viscosity and movement at the molecular level, the behavior of materials at the nanoscale and how they react to light, forces, etc. Students applied what they learned as they developed and delivered kid-friendly exhibits for young children to explore at the Morris Museum.

This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Morris Educational Foundation.
For more information on these events contact

More Homes Sold, Fewer Available

2017-03-02_11-47-28via The New York Times – According to data from the National Association of Realtors, the number of existing homes sold in 2016 was the highest in a decade: 5.45 million single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops were sold, up 3.8 percent from 5.25 million in 2015. The previous high, in 2006, was 6.48 million.

All but the least expensive homes (those priced up to $100,000) showed an increase in sales, with the greatest gains for homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000.

Not surprisingly, by the end of 2016 the number of existing homes for sale had dropped 6.3 percent compared with a year earlier, to 1.65 million — the lowest number since the National Association of Realtors began tracking that figure in 1999. Coupled with rising interest rates, that could make buying a home more challenging in 2017.