Friday, May 24, 2013
Convertibles offer open-air experience for those sunny summer days.
With the start of summer kicked off by Memorial Day weekend, it's time to break out the flip-flops, slap on some sunblock and light up the grill. It's also time to roll down the car windows, or, better yet, take the top down altogether. From luxury convertibles to speedy sports cars, several local dealerships are selling the perfect summer vehicle, depending how much wind you want in your face while you drive. Here are a few options to help you tan while you make your way to the beach: 1. 2012 Lexus IS 250C—New—$50,327 From Cars.com: This two-door luxury convertible features an anti-theft alarm system and AM/FM radio. Additionally, it features an audio system memory card slot, audio controls on the steering wheel and six-speed automatic …
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Telephone conversations with CVS and a planned visit to a Warren business mark progress in Turkey Farm saga.
The subcommittee of the Chester Borough council charged with deciding the fate of the Larison’s Turkey Farm site continues to explore its options, but according to an update from Mayor Bob Davis made at Tuesday's council meeting, strides are being made. “The committee has not met. There have been a lot of questions back and forth, telephone conversations with CVS and different groups,” Davis said. Among those the committee has been speaking with is Mitchell Berlant, a business associate of restaurant owner Frank Cretella, who handles real estate matters for Cretella. Davis said there is an interest in putting a restaurant/catering facility on the western part of the site. Davis said the committee was planning to visit the Stone House at …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, just click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wine, craft beers, liquor and unique artisanal products will be available in the Morristown store.
BYOB is the name of the game at several Morristown restaurants. In response to this, two locals are launching a new business at The Highlands at Morristown Station next to the incoming restaurant, The Godfather. Cambridge Wines is the new business idea from co-owners Anthony Pinelli, originally from New York, and David Bernat, who is from Mendham. After leasing the space in January, they plan to open at the end of June or early July. As for their grand opening, they plan to hold off and do a joint one with The Godfather. They met at Manhattan College where Pinelli was studying Business Finance and Bernat was studying Business Management “We were always in the restaurant business and we were always coming up with great ideas,” said Bernat…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Second in a series of free health seminars offered at the Garabrant Center by Robinson's Drug and Compounding Center to focus on men's health.
The focus of the first seminar on health and wellness at the Garabrant Center in Mendham was women's health. The second round will focus on the men. Led by Dr. John Kim, and sponsored by Robinson Drug, the June 6 talk will be on Andropause. Andropause is sometimes referred to as male menopause as the effects that appear in some aging men have some superficial similarities to menopause effects in women. "The next seminar is about losing men's mojo," Kim said. "And it will again be at the Garabrant Center with a start time of 7 p.m." Kim is a compounding pharmacist who has brought with him to Mendham a wave of new initiatives that are going to bring the cutting edge to the more than century-old drug store. A native of Bayone, Kim received …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Clearview Cinemas closes its doors after more than three decades.
On Sunday afternoon, movie goers in Chester saw their last images on the big screen at their local theater, Clearview Cinemas. The theater, in operation for 30 years, closed at the end of business. Some of the patrons had no idea of the closing while others came for the final time. "We understand why it is closing, but it has been great for the community and we are sad to see it go," said Chester resident Debbie Foster. "We've had a good time here growing up going to the movies; we are going to miss it." In the Subway shop, Dakesh Patel hoped it wouldn't impact the shopping center or his business. "The closing will effect us until something else opens up, we will have to see what the foot traffic for the gym is going to be," said Patel…
Millie's Old World Meatballs & Pizza grand opening celebration come with new delivery service.
Mendham brothers Brandon and Vince Carrabba squeezed through the crowded room to make sure that enough homemade pizzas were making its way out of the kitchen and to the guests of Millie's Old World Meatballs & Pizza. Last Thursday was the invite-only grand opening as well as the inaugural spring party for Millie’s. They also introduced another first, which is their delivery service marked by the debut of a jeep with their logo. “Today is all about the customers and to show them that we appreciate them, we want to give back,” said Brandon Carrabba. “We want to do this spring party every year when we lift the garage door.” Millie’s outdoor dining area opens with the garage door. Customers that have enjoyed Millie’s since it opened in …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Three homes found new owners in Mendham, Chester and Washington Township this week.
A number of homes came off the market in the Chesters, Mendhams and Washington Township. Here is more on what sold, and for what, this past week.
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Saturday, May 18
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the …