Welcome to this Victorian home, available with all the style and charm of yester-year. Located in the heart of Metuchen, this house is the fitting combination of refinement and, yet, tranquility. Stepping into the handsome foyer, one is greeted with hardwood flooring and stylized banisters. Turning left, the hardwood flooring leads to the elegant, sun-drenched living room, optimal for, not only, entertaining guests, but for also relaxing on Sunday morning; complete with bright colors, insert fireplace, and French doors leading to the ornate dining room. The interior design of the dining room exudes a feeling of refinement, while maintaining an intimate, leisure environment, sure to please any dinner guest one may have. The Eat-In-Kitchen is completely updated, with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, and wine refrigerator, fitting for cooking an elegant five-course meal or enjoying a cup of coffee and a newspaper on a sunny morning. The full bathroom off the back, tiled, vestibule and coat area, with stall shower and newer fixers, conveniently completes the first floor. The upstairs has four bedrooms all with hardwood-flooring, bright, and both spacious and cozy, ceiling fans, and lavish cabinetry. One of the bedrooms adds extra comfort with a window bench, excellent for a quiet afternoon with a great book. The second bathroom is located near these rooms, with updated fixers, lavish twin sinks and bathtub/shower stall combo (also hardwood flooring). The excellence continues with another bedroom on the third floor, complete with carpeted sitting area, muted colors, track lighting, hardwood sleeping area, walk-in closet, and full, updated bathroom with shower stall, off color tile, and his and her sinks, giving this room a feeling of being separated from the rest of the home. If that weren’t enough, the full basement is finished with recreation room and wall to wall carpeting and space for a personal office. The spread out backyard can be used for future BBQ’s or any number of outdoor activities, with detached garage and wide parking area for multiple cars, connected to the single car width driveway. Near all major highways, shopping malls, public transportation to NYC, and bustling downtown area. This home is not to be missed!
Get your eating pants on, because it’s time to chow down! Restaurant week is upon us again in Metuchen! July 16th, 2018 – July 22nd, 2018. This is the time to try new things in the Summer Sun! Have you always wanted to try a new place, you’ve passed every day? Well, NOW is the time to try it, without breaking the bank. Restaurant week in Metuchen is July 16th 2018 – July 22nd 2018, so you can try these amazing local eateries.
Angie’s Cafe & Bakery
275 Amboy Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840
$25 For Two Entrees and Two Desserts, Check out the Menu:
Check out some great local, AUTHENTIC, Dominican Food without breaking the bank
Antonio’s Brick Oven Pizza
453 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
$15 Prix Fixe Menu
Have some classic Jersey Pizza, made from a custom Brick Oven.
Step into Metuchen charm. This corner lot home exudes curb appeal, with brick face porch. Walking through the doors, you’re greeted with a cozy living room with wall to wall carpeting, accessing the formal dining room, with hardwood flooring, coordinated window treatments, and promises of social engagements to come. The eat-in-kitchen is everything a cook could want, with a newer dishwasher, pantry, and an eating area, all completely refaced in 2013. The upstairs bedrooms are spacious and bright, creating the perfect, inviting environment with ample closet space. The basement is full and clean, with newer washer and dryer. Two zoned baseboard heating along with two zone central air. This home is near all major highways, short walk from bustling downtown area and shopping malls, public transportation to New York City, and great schools. This home is A MUST SEE!
Every holiday pushes a lot of pressure for optimize the most amount of fun. But what to do for Halloween? Maybe you don’t like dressing up. Maybe you do like dressing up, but you’re too old to go trick or treating. Maybe you just like a good scare! Well look no further, let us help you decide and let us be…
Your Guide to Halloween 2017 in New Jersey
There are several choices of what to do throughout the month of October, and beyond. So for your convenience, we’ve separated these spooky activities by Region:
Events based on a scary scale from (Family Fun) to (Very Scary)
Ultimate Halloween – Thrills on the Boardwalk
Tropicana Casino & Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
As darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand…
Hosted by Cat Country’s Joe Kelly, this trick-or-treat extravaganza begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk in front of Tropicana where a featured Halloween-themed light and sound show will set the mood.
And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver. For no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller!
At 8 p.m. brave souls are invited to join the Boogie Nights cast as they reenact the famous dance from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. The first one hundred dancers to register will receive a trick-or-treat bag. Whether there is a “trick” or a “treat” inside is left up to chance. Twenty-five “treats” are up for grabs including a $250 Tropicana gift card, a complimentary overnight stay, dinner at il Verdi, a VIP booth at Boogie Nights and much more! However, everyone is lucky enough to walk away with candy and some Tropicana logoed items.
Legend has it, that the Lived family had a very dark secret.
During the time the Liveds ran the old farm, 16 reported people went missing in a span of 3 years. Investigation never led to the farm. The Liveds themselves even had a daughter among those gone … unaccounted
It wasn’t until after the family picked up and moved on that people stopped disappearing. Soon after that, the shed was found.
Hidden well within the farm’s sprawling forest, the tiny red shed was revealed to be the gruesome location related to at least 14 of the missing people. No bodies were ever found. Well, none that were easily recognizable. DNA from blood, flesh, teeth, feces, and other human parts were used for verification. Those who managed to stomach even talking about the shed revealed little.
A wooden chair sat erect in the center of the shed, surrounded by shelves full of items used for various torture and killing methods. The chair itself, a device constructed to help aid in the sadism and madness.
The local authorities burned the shed to the ground.The locals started calling the place “BloodShed Farms”. None of the members of the Lived family were ever found.
Tickets: General Combo (All Four Attractions) $30
VIP Combo Pass (Cutting Line for All Four Attractions) $45.00
Individual Attractions $12.00-$15.00
When: Weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Legend has it that many years ago a local farmer from this area went into his cornfield to bring in the harvest and was never seen again. The only remaining evidence that something horrific has happened was the pool of blood in the dirt and scattered pieces of flesh.
Every fall the blood curdling screams of the victim can be heard when the moon is awake during October. As you walk the dark cornfield’s path, you never know what fright is around the next corner. If doesn’t matter how fast you are, the demented creatures of the Cornfield of Terror will hunt you down. This is your worst nightmare come true. The sights and sounds of the Cornfield of Terror will leave you screaming for your life as well as running out of your shoes. You don’t have to be the fastest, just don’t be the slowest. Will you be the next victim?
R and J Farm also has a non-scary corn maze for those that do not have enough courage or simply want to test their navigational skills in the dark with nothing but a flashlight to help guide your way though the corn. Enjoy our free outdoor movie as you sit by the bonfire. During the day, you can take a leisurely hayride out to the pumpkin patch.
Tickets: $14.00 Adults
$19.00 Adult Combo Ticket
$10.00 Kids 10 & Under
$15.00 Kids Combo Ticket
When: Weekends in October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Friday and Sunday, Dusk til 10:00pm, and Saturdays Dusk til 10:30pm
Why has the Medford-Vincentown Rotary put on this fantastic parade year after year? All you need to do is walk down Main Street and see the hundreds of kids all dressed in custom and excitedly waiting for the first float to come by. It’s a magical night that brings the community together and has grown to attract 30, 000 spectators and participants. With marching bands and cheerleaders, princesses and fireman the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Halloween parade is a family friendly site to see.
Join the Harrison Township Historical Society on Saturday October 14th for our ever-popular Ghost Walk. Explore Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings along Main Street during the 1 and 1/2-hour guided tour.
The Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society (JUMPS) will be at the event and conducting an investigation in blueplate’s basement, the starting location of the tour. Before your tour departs will be able to view a live video feed from the infrared camera. Doug Hogate Jr. will also be doing a live broadcast of his paranormal radio show “Paradelphia.”
182 City Line Road (OFF Route 70, Mile Marker 32.5) Pemberton, NJ 08068
Hidden Deep in the woods of Pemberton Township, NJ this Family owned and operated Haunted Attraction. As you turn off of Route 70 and go through our creepy old cranberry bogs keep a look out for the Jersey Devil, and More! This DARK DARK ride through the bogs and into the woods will give you goosebumps, but keep an eye on the road one WRONG TURN will lead you into the middle of no where with no way out. Be sure to follow the bones to the CABIN IN THE WOODS where the Fights and Fears will begin. The Clowns, Ghosts, and Ghouls of this Family Blueberry farm will come out of no where so make sure you watch your back, you never know whats about to attack. If you make it from your car to the ticket booth make sure you look out for RELLIK and CHAOS there is no holding them back. Once your group leaves with the tour guide there is NO TURNING BACK. As you walk even further in the woods watch you step and don’t leave your group or you may never see them again. If you survive the walk through be sure to gather at the Cabin for Music and Food.
Tickets: No Admission, Donations Accepted $10.00 ages 10 and up, $5 under
Salem County Fair Grounds
Route 40 Pilesgrove Township, NJ 08098
The South Jersey Antique Tractor Pullers will host an event on Saturday, October 14th at the South Jersey Pumpkin Show fall festival. Tell your friends, share the news and come out to the Salem County Fairgrounds
When: Saturday, October 13th 5pm-10pm, 14th and 15th 10am – 5pm
Swedesboro’s Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Festival
1301 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Fans of ALL ages…Here is a perfect way to have fun at our Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Festival. While fun activity stations are geared toward 12 years old and under, let’s create a magical Wizarding World together! Locals- We need you! Three different sign-ups are listed below (1. Sign up to VOLUNTEER on 10/28. 2. Have your GROUP run a station on 10/28. 3. Help us create the Wizarding World and details BEFORE the event).
Voted one of the best Haunted Houses in New Jersey. They have foggers, strobe lights, claustrophobia tunnels, DO NOT ENTER if you have
Respiratory or Physical issues and or suffer from Asthma or Seizures
Tickets: $25.00 per person
When: Friday and Saturdays in October from 7pm-10pm
Oasis Island of Terror offers a unique haunt experience designed to heighten your inner fears and senses. It’s New Jersey’s most realistic walkthrough haunt that’s soon to be your destination to fear! AS WE PREPARE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL, YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR YOUR SURVIVAL!
Get in the Halloween spirit at our FAMILY FRIENDLY Monster Splash!
This splashtastic, festive event is perfect for families with children of all ages! Our Sahara Sam’s DJ will be rockin’ the building with your favorite Halloween jams and holding contests and giveaways throughout the night. PLUS – we’re doing a FOAM party! Also a beer tasting for Adults.
As October rolls in, we welcome you back to the infamously haunted woods at Miller’s Hayride. This year the thrill and fear will begin even earlier, on Friday, September 29th. Miller’s dares you to jump on the wagon and experience all new horrific scenes. Still not horrified enough? After the hayride take a walk through the haunted maze, in hopes of finding your way out! See you there… if you dare!
Tickets: Haunted Hayride – $15.00
Haunted Maze – $7.00
Combo – $20.00
When: Friday Sept 29th – Sunday Oct 29th
Every Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 7pm to 11pm
* Last Ride Starts at 10pm *
Summer is behind us, and with the start of the fall season comes a ton of wonderful things, leaves changing, cooling weather, pumpkin picking, apple cider, Halloween, and so many other activities. But how can you optimize your fall experience for both your home and yourself?
Well, look no further! Let the Kerr Team share tips with you so you can enjoy the season, with:
15 Tips to Make the Fall Your Season Yet!
Make Pumpkins Last!
There’s nothing worse than watching your picked pumpkins decay on your front porch. As they rot, they attract a variety of animals and insects feasting upon them. Stop this natural process by taking a spray bottle and filling it with a mixture of bleach and water. Coat the pumpkin and watch them last until after Halloween.
2. Easy Leaf Cleaning
With the season comes a massive leaf cleanup, especially if you have a deck or a patio. It looks sloppy and can be a problem to maintain. If you don’t have a leaf blower, because we all don’t own a landscaping company, this could be a tall task. Well work smarter, not harder. Use a simple house fan to blow the leaves where you want them to go, or into a pile. Makes for easy cleanup and looks even better.
3. Dry Your Shoes/Boots with Ease
During the season, it can easy for your footwear to become wet, and there’s nothing worse than walking around in a wet shoe. Well you don’t have to buy a new pair, nor break the bank cleaning them. Just grab some old newspaper and put them in the shoe, the paper will absorb the wetness, and overnight, your shoes will be dry.
4. Save a Wet Phone
In fairness, this one doesn’t always work, but it’s worth a shot instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new phone. With the season can come rain, which causes wet clothes. But that could be devastating to your electronics. If you get your phone wet, to save it, place it in a container with uncooked, white rice, overnight. The salts in the rice with pull the moisture out of the phone, and hopefully save the functionality of your phone.
5. Create a New Kind of Lunch Box
With the fall comes back to school. While at school, you want to save lunch to be as fresh as possible. Well re-purpose those old black CD cases into a lunch container. The air tight seal will conceal freshness and ensure a good meal. See picture below
6. Heating Pinecones
Pinecones can be a very nice decorative piece for your Thanksgiving table or even on a coffee table. But Pinecones can be a hotbed for insects and other undesirables you wouldn’t like in your home. To prevent this, before displaying them, put them on a baking sheet and cook them at 250 degrees for a bout an hour. That will take care of any of those hitchhikers you wouldn’t want to display to guests.
7. Use Old Cinderblocks to Display Jack-o-lanterns
This one is fun, but it may not be worth it to go out an purchase. But if you have some cinderblocks lying around, you can adjust them into being displays for Jack-O-Lanterns and candles, that will not burn and will be aesthetically pleasing.
8. DIY Potpourri
One of the best parts of the season are the smells. You can achieve this with a candle or a plug in spray. But these scents can be achieved in a cheap, simple way by making your own potpourri. Use a few cinnamon sticks, a couple sliced apples, some orange peels, cloves, and vanilla extract, and simmer them in a pot on a stove, and let simmer throughout the day (just keep adding water to prevent burning), and your home will smell amazing.
9. Unique Candles
This is an inexpensive way to display a unique style of candles for the season. Take a normal candle, the larger the better, and place them in a larger vase. With the space between the candle and the vase, pour popcorn kernels in the gaps and wrap a bow around the vase, and display it where appropriate.
10. Gutter Cleaning
Every year, several people get injured, or worse, while cleaning out their gutters, by falling off a ladder. Well avoid doing so, taking a shop vacuum and attach a PVC pipe that bends and simply do it from the ground. Your back will thank you, as will your friends and family be happy you did it in a safe and sound process.
11. Bathroom Pumpkins
This is a fun, yet practical thing for storage in your bathroom. With your extra rolls of toilet paper, wrap them in cheap tissue paper (you can even use the packaging paper from a gift bag you may have received), then cut an old toilet paper roll and roll the cardboard into a stem, and even take leaves from outside and glue them to the top. Your guests will think it’s cute, with paying barely anything.
12. While Landscaping, Use a Tarp
We’ve all had the struggle of raking leaves, then when putting them into leaf bags, half of the leaves fall out and become scattered all over again, causing you to have to do it all over again. Well work smarter, not harder. Rake the leaves onto a plastic tarp, then when full, just lift the tarp and dump into however you dispose of your leaves.
13. Make a Fall Themed Centerpiece
Putting flowers or a centerpiece in the center of your table, really makes the table look a lot better. But why not make it have a fall theme, without breaking the bank. Take a normal pumpkin, hallow it out, then place a glass or even an aluminum can in the center with some water, and fill with your choice of floral arrangement. This will sure to brighten up any meal.
14. Washing Potatoes Made Easy
Potatoes are a usual staple in any fall meal. The first part of creating the delicious side item is washing them. Some people washing them one by one in the sink, but why? Make it easy on yourself, especially if you’re making a lot of potatoes. Put them in the top shelf of your dishwasher and run them through a rinse cycle, without adding soap.
15. Cooking Potatoes Made Easy
After washing your potatoes, you of course need to cook them. Well it could take a long time and sometimes you don’t have a pot big enough to fit all of them. Boil water in a normal pot or kettle, put the potatoes in a regular cooler, then once it the kettle boils, pour the water over the potatoes, close the lid to the cooler, and let the potatoes cook in the cooler, add more boiled water as needed.
Use these tips to help have a prosperous season, while still having a fun time!
The Edison Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 2017 Edison Wine & Beer Festival, on August 19th 2017 from 12:00pm – 7:00pm at Lake Papaianni Park (Central Ave & Linden Ave, Edison, NJ 08899)
Only $5.00 for Adults and Children under 10 years old FREE!
The festival is located at beautiful Lake Papaianni Park in Edison, NJ. The event will be $5.00 at the door and children are free. This event will be held on Saturday August 19th, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.This is a festival for the entire family and you will need to come and experience some of Edison’s finest restaurants that serve up an amazing variety along with several famous Food Trucks. Keep some room for our amazing Dessert Vendors, some of which have been on the Food Network. Come and experience some of NJ’s amazing Craft Beers as well as Wine & Sangria. Enjoy all-day live music in the park and make sure you bring your kids over to the children’s area. We will have a variety of craft vendors and we will be raising funds for our local Edison animal shelter.
Waste no time, get your eating pants on, and get ready to eat. Restaurant week is upon us again, in Metuchen! July 11th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017. This is the time to try new things in the Summer Sun! Have you always wanted to try a new place, you’ve passed every day, well now is the time to try it, without breaking the bank. Well, we have good news for you! In Metuchen, Restaurant week is July 11th-July 16th 2017, so you can try these amazing local eateries.
Your 2017 Guide to July 4th Fireworks in New Jersey
One of the great holidays in America is celebrating Independance day. Perhaps more than others, based on warm weather and patriotism. Well for 2017, July 4th is Upon Us
A Wonderful Summertime Tradion, ideal for Swimming, BBQ’s, Family, Friends, Outdoor fun, & Most of All
And New Jersey has so many Fireworks spread out statewide, you won’t need to go far to See them, and on several date. And to find out where and when they are, you, also, don’t have to look very far. We have compiled all the best Fireworks in New Jersey for 2017 right here! (Separated by region for your convenience)
(Bergan, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties)
Allendale Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, Free: All day events, Fireworks and concert at Crestwood Lake at 9:00pm. Allendale Fireworks
East Rutherford Fireworks:
Two night Event, Monday, July 3rd 2017 and Tuesday, July 4th 2017 at the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford, NJ, both daily festivities begin at 2pm. For more information, check out their website: East Rutherford Fourth of July Fireworks
Thursday July 6th 2017, at 6:00pm. at the Dwight Morrow High School front lawn. Entertainment will be provided with live music, food vendors, DJ, Inflatables, and sitting and picnic areas. For More Information: Englewood Independence Celebration
Fair Lawn Fireworks:
Thursday, June 29th, 2017, 9:00pm-9:15pm: Rain date it July 6th, 2017. At Memorial Park. The park is located at Berdan Avenue and 1st Street. The gates to the park will open at 7:30 p.m. and vendors will be on hand to sell food and drink. For More Information: Fair Lawn Fireworks on the 4th
Wednesday, July 4th 2017 Leonia celebrates the 4th with a 4 day Sports Booster Carnival. The festivities start on Thursday, June 3oth 2016 and continue on to Monday, July 4th, 2016, ending with a fireworks display will be staged on July the 5th at Overpeck County Park at 6pm.Fireworks in Leonia
Maywood NJ Fireworks & Parade
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at Memorial Park on Spring Valley Road. There will be entertainment at 7pm before the fireworks at 9:15pm. The Independence Day Parade will take place on Monday, July 4th at 9:00 a.m. Fireworks in Maywood
Paramus July 4th Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd 2016: Paramus will celebrate Independence Day July 3rd 2016 at 6pm at Cliff Gennarelli Sportsplex. Paramus July 3rd Celebration
Monday, July 3rd, 2017, Concert and Fireworks, 16th Street Park. 7pm. Fireworks start at 9:15pm. Rain Date TBA Bayonne Goes Boom!
Jersey City Fireworks:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, Liberty State Park will host a full day of events to celebrate the 4th of July. The times are 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. that features food trucks, vendors, carnival rides, games, live music, a Budweiser beer garden, the Budweiser Clydesdale Show and more. Fireworks will take place after dark Jersey City Fireworks Festival
Kearny NJ Celebration, Concert & Fireworks:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at Veterans Field, activities to beging at 6:30pm. Fireworks to start at 9:15pm. Rain date TBA Kearny Concert & Fireworks
Secaucus NJ Fireworks:
Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at the Town Pool. Bands, refreshments and Fireworks begin at 6pmSecaucus Celebrates
Chatham NJ Fireworks & Parade:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, Main St. in Chatham at 9:30pm or dark. Sponsored by the Chatham Fire Department. Independence day parade at 10am – 1pm (rain or shine) For more information: Chatham Celebrates
Florham Park July 4th Parade, Picnic & Fireworks:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, Borough Hall Lawn, 8:15pm start time (fireworks), Rain date, July 5th, 2017 at 8:15pm. For a full list of events: Florham Park on the 4th
Montville Carnival, Concerts & Fireworks:
Three day event. Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 – Saturday, June 24th, 2017, Fireworks by the bay, 9:30pm. For a full list of events: Montville Celebrates Early
Parsippany NJ Fireworks & Concert:
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 7:00pm, Concert begins at 6:30pm. At Parsippany High School. Rain date for July 5th, 2017 at 7:00pm. For more event information: Parsippany Pyrotechnics
Thursday, June 29th, 2017, 9:00pm at Pequannock High School, entertainment and food also available. Rain date September 17th, 2017 For a full list of events: Pequannock’s July 4th
Randolph Freedom Festival:
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, at 9:30pm. DJ from 8pm-11pm, at Morris County College, Freedom Festival occurs between Thursday June 29th, 2017 – Saturday, July 1st, 2017. Rain date for Fireworks, Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 9:30pm. For more event details: Randolph Freedom Festival
Clifton Picnic, Concert & Fireworks:
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, at 7:30pm, at Main Memorial Park, a whole day of events sponsored by the Clifton Township. For a list of event details: Picnic, Music & Fireworks in Clifton
Wayne NJ Celebration & Fireworks:
Friday, July 1st, 2016, gates open at 6:30pm at Wayne Hills High School, food and entertainment available. For more event details: Wayne’s PAL Fireworks Show
Lake Hopatcong Fireworks:
Friday, June 30th, 2017, at dark, brought to you by the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, event occurs at Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club (Public Event). For more event details: Fireworks on the Lake
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm, at the Lounsberry Hollow Middle School, rain date for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 (or the next clear night). For more event details:Vernon Fireworks