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March 15, 2021

Top 5 Jaw dropping Java Spots in Essex County

Hot, delicious, plain or doctored - COFFEE is a favorite with (almost) everyone, and drinking a cup is - or perhaps should be? - done in the company of others who also appreciate the fine smell, taste and joy of brewed beans!

Okay, that first cup in the morning for diehard caffeine aficionados ...

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Feb. 17, 2021

5 Fun Things to Do with Kids in and Around Montclair

One of the things best loved about living in Montclair New Jersey is the wide variety of activities and recreation available for adult and child alike.  When seeking fun and engaging things to do with kids, no need to stray far from home (if you live in Montclair!) with these ...

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Feb. 13, 2021

Crafting the Perfect Cocktail Outing in Montclair

Torn between the City and the 'burbs?  Each has its own charms, and if an active night life is on the list of priorities, maybe more information is all you need to help with the decision.

Montclair New Jersey has many great local eateries, kitchens and pubs to satisfy a ...

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Feb. 10, 2021

Top 5 When PIZZA is What's for Dinner in Montclair

When the choices are many and all of them are good - PIZZA IS WHAT'S FOR DINNER IN MONTCLAIR! Once a week, twice a week or all weekend long.  Pizza is the perfect blend of all the recommended food groups - dairy, grains, vegetables, proteins.  When pizza is the meal, it ...

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Jan. 27, 2021

Garden ready in the Garden State


It's only the end of February, you have plenty of time!  But, maybe not!  Right now is the best time to begin getting your garden in shape for the spring season in the Garden State!  Especially if you want those blooms big and sassy in time for your ...

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Jan. 21, 2021



Who says Valentines Day needs to be chocolate, floral or expensive dinner in a romantic setting? While everyone else scrambles to think up romance February 14th, imagine yourself relaxed, fascinated and astonished...and maybe even making new friends!

There’s so much to love about Essex County, let this be ...

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Nov. 13, 2020


On a Thursday in November each year, we have the pleasure of releasing ourselves to the idea of THANKFULNESS!

They say speaking out loud the things you are grateful for strengthens your heartbeat, lowers your stress levels and puts a smile on your face – which has its own positive ...

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Nov. 9, 2020



Poor was always an honorable word around our beaten down rental shack; as in poor BUT hard working, poor BUT honest.  We never really even knew we were poor since there was always food on the table and laughter to ...

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Aug. 12, 2020

Weighing Pros and Cons of northern NJ HOA's

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What should you know if the home in northern NJ you are thinking of buying is governed by a Homeowners Association? Beyond the probability of greater interaction with the neighbors, these four concerns should be answered before you accept the terms:

  1. FEES: Most HOA's include monthly fees to cover ...
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July 21, 2020

The Features to Feature in Your Essex County NJ Home Sale

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The types and styles of homes desired by buyers have always undergone shifts from year to year, as social norms have shifted.  There have been a great many changes over the last 20 years, evidenced in the style and size of new homes being built.

Upgrade and remodel projects reflect ...

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