Thursday, November 8, 2012
Trick-or-treating scheduled for earlier in the day.
Washington Township has announced that trick-or-treating hours, originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 9 p.m., will now be moved. The day remains the same, but designated hours have been changed from 1 to 5 p.m., according to an update from the township as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Trick-or-treating hours in the township were moved three times since Hurricane Sandy took out trees and power lines in the area on Oct. 29, leaving thousands without power.
Trick-or-treating scheduled for Saturday.
Just like the rest of America, Halloween was scheduled for Oct. 31 in Washington Township. Then Hurricane Sandy stopped into town and devastated the area. At first, Mayor Ken Short moved trick-or-treating hours to Saturday, Nov. 3. Then Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order requiring towns to push their festivities to Monday, Nov. 5, and Washington Township followed suit. But when the time came, roads and walkways were still too unsafe for residents to walk through, and Short moved the festivities again, this time to Saturday, Nov. 10. As residents remained without power and conditions didn't improve, Halloween became an afterthought for many. So we're asking you, the residents, if you think trick-or-treating should still be …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Conditions still too unsafe for children to walk around, mayor says.
As the saying goes, third time's the charm. Trick-or-treating in Washington Township has been moved, for the third time, to Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 9 p.m. in the municipality. "Conditions are still too unsafe for children," Washington Township Mayor Ken Short said. "With so many still without power and roads and walkways with downed trees and wires, we just can't put children in danger." As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, the township moved trick-or-treating hours to Saturday, Nov. 3. As the week wore on and conditions did not improve, the festivites were yet again bumped, this time until Monday, Nov. 5, per an executive order signed by Governor Chris Christie.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, New Jersey won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. Here’s how to enter: Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user). Then add a caption with the name of the person in the photo and a description of the costume. To add a caption, …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Rabies clinic postponed, Fairmount Firehouse still open to residents.
Maybe it’s fitting the spookiest day of the year now falls on the eve of the General Election. Either way, trick-or-treating hours have now been moved to Monday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. in Washington Township. The town’s festivities were original moved to Saturday, Nov. 3, but it doesn’t seem as though conditions will be safe enough for children to traverse roadways and sidewalks. On Wednesday, Governor Chris Christie signed an Executive Order moving all trick-or-treating hours off Oct. 31 to Nov. 5. If towns had already postponed their festivities to a later date, those municipalities could keep their newly designated times. Washington Township Mayor Ken Short said Wednesday it would be a day-by-day process of figuring out what would be …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Governor signs executive order to move trick-or-treating from Oct. 31.
Effective immediately, Halloween is postponed in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie issued an executive order declaring that no New Jersey town can hold trick-or-treating on Wedsnesday. If towns had planned to do so, they must move trick-or-treating and any public celebrations to Monday. Towns that already moved trick-or-treating to another day other than Oct. 31 can keep their plans, but state officials are still suggesting Monday instead. "As of now our plan is for Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.," Washington Township Mayor Ken Short said. "We're planning to make a call on moving it further in the coming day or so when we can get a better handle on our power situation. "If it's unsafe for the children to be out there with down trees and power …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Submissions ranged from carved to painted pumpkins and gourds.
The annual pumpkin painting and carving contest awarded several youngsters cash prizes for their efforts in creating unique and original entries at the Long Valley Green Market. While the entry pool wasn't as large as previous years, the creations were as unique as always. Pumpkins and gourds from Hudson Bonetti, Bryson Bonetti, Carol Krickus and Jeremy Hoffman, and Katelin Anderson took home awards of $25, $15, and $10. Dunkin' Donuts provided Munchkins and gift bags, and the Long Valley Village Association donated the funds for the prizes.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Prizes will be awarded in various categories.
The Long Valley Green Market has become a staple of local commerce in town on Thursdays, but Oct. 25 will be different. In conjunction with the Long Valley Village Association, the Market will host Long Valley's annual pumpkin carving contest at 20 Schooley's Mountain Thursday. Participants painting or carving submissions may drop their pieces of art off between 2 and 5 p.m. at the Market. Judges will analyze the works of art and name winners at 6:30 p.m. Costumes are welcome and market vendors will have specials on their goods that day. Prizes will be awarded in various age categories. See last year's contest here, and entries from the 2010 competition here.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Long Valley Green Market, Chester Recreation host individual events in coming weeks.
Full of cooler temperatures and falling leaves, October is often known for a change in seasons. For many, though, October stands for one thing: Halloween. Before the final day of the month that garners costume wearing and candy-fetching comes the process of finding that perfect pumpkin, and even more importantly, decorating it with precise detail and ghoulishness. Now Long Valley residents have the chance to put their creations on display, as the Long Valley Village Association hosts its annual Jack O’ Lantern contest and will award the best in show. The contest is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Long Valley Green Market. Participants can drop off their painted or carved pumpkins anytime after 2 p.m. that day, and organizers will …