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Monday, April 3, 2017

Is it time to take your local business to the next level?

Is it time to take your business to the next level?

You built your clientele. You built your brand. But, you are not in control of your fate because you are renting space.


We have the solution:

Now you can own your own building and house your business in it while benefiting from an amazing location with which to own a business you want to grow. Should you want, you can sublet some of the space to help with the expenses or simply staff up and take your business to the next level while taking advantage of all the space.


This property is located at 68 Vose Ave in Downtown South Orange, conveniently located just 30 minutes from NYC and is an area filled with restaurants, retail shops, banks, coffee shops and bakeries. It is also home to a train station with direct service to NYC, a grocery store, movie theater and the South Orange Performing Arts Center. As the weather gets warmer, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and downtown is buzzing with activity.

At any given moment, the downtown is frequented by South Orange residents as well as those from neighboring towns, commuters and college students. It is an ideal location for many types of businesses.

In this vibrant part of town you will be located just steps from the South Orange NJ Transit train station as well as across the street from the South Orange Post Office, adjacent to the South Orange Public Library and close to several luxury apartment complexes and numerous retail establishments.


The approximately 2300 sq. ft. building is zoned for mixed use and has three fully built out levels. The upper level is a light-filled loft type office space. The main floor has private offices, a shared break room area and a half bath. The lower level is fully finished, including a full bath, and can be used as a work area or for storage and might even be able to have its own side street entrance with some excavation. There are four off street parking spaces with additional parking available on the street or in nearby municipal lots.


The space has endless possibilities and can be used as professional offices (think doctor, lawyer, graphic artist, advertising firm or architect), a retail store, restaurant, music or dance studio and more. The upper level can be used as office space or, after a few modifications, as apartments.

For more information please contact Kim Pryor of the Mark Slade Homes Team at 973-985-1675 or kpryor@kw.com





Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Magnificent Maplewood Home For Sale Just One-Half Mile to Town



This Grand Home has 7 beds, 3.3 baths and is one-half mile from Maplewood’s downtown village. Live, Play and Work in this home with its 15 rooms on over 4/10’s of park-like acreage that overlook the village and look up to the beautiful South Mountain Reservation.


is so much about Location, Location, Location, as in a few minutes’ walk to and from Maplewood’s downtown village and train station
From the start, you know you are living the good life when you take your first steps in the huge front hall which gives access to the Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Sunroom, Powder and then the Kitchen with two pantries and another foyer to the back yard and 2 car detached garage. To really impress your friends, you will want to keep some fresh flowers on a console table down the hallway. The formal living room is complemented by a wood burning fireplace that will warm your heart (and toes) in the winter and the sunroom also has its separate fireplace to do the same. The formal dining room is accented by some gorgeous stained glass windows as well as being flanked by a butler’s pantry, making this a great home to entertain in. The kitchen is quite large and could be expanded into the either of the pantries that flank the space and has wonderful sunlight pouring into the room.



The four second floor bedrooms are complemented by 3 full and 2 half baths, with each room having en suite capability. Three more bedrooms with one full bath help to top off the third floor. Each of the second and third floors are perfect for sun worshippers as both floors have sunrooms. There is abundant closet space throughout the home as well as a few large storage rooms and an enormous basement.


Some homes limit you to making a choice between a recreation room, a family room, a media room or an office; this home has such an abundant amount of rooms, you can have it all!.
Are you a fan of Farm to Table eating? Well, the double lot depth of the property allows you to have a chance to own your very own farmyard-to-kitchen gardens. Imagine picking freshest fruit and vegetables to enjoy.



The location of this home is excellent. You will have no problem getting your Fitbit steps in each day around Memorial Park, where you can also play some tennis, basketball or enjoy the playground with jungle gym. Or, head into town to grab a beer at St James Gate, or a bite at Coda, or treat yourself to a gourmet dinner at one of NJ’s best award winning restaurants: Lorena’s, Arturo’s or Abril Cocina. Do you get tense about commuting time and distance? Imagine being all of half a mile to the train station that will jet you into NYC Penn Station.


Do you travel by air for business or pleasure? Newark Airport is just 15 minutes away by car or Uber.
For more information or to see the home, please email me at sladehomes@gmail.com or call me at 917-797-5059 if you have any questions.



1. ONE-HALF MILE TO TOWN
2. JUST UNDER ONE-HALF ACRE OF PROPERTY WITH PRIVACY HEDGES
3. 15 LARGE SIZE ROOMS
4. ABUNDANT SUNLIGHT
5. KITCHEN HAS TWO WALK-IN PANTRIES
6. BOTH A FAMILY ROOM AND A DEN ON THE FIRST FLOOR
7. LARGE, PRIVATE PAVER PATIO JUST OFF KITCHEN MUD ROOM
8. A SUN-DRENCHED SITTING ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR
9. AN ADDITIONAL SUN-DRENCED SUNROOM ON THE 3RD FLOOR
10. ALL FOUR BEDROOMS ON THE SECOND FLOOR HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO A BATHROOM
11. THERE IS A FULL-HOUSE NATURAL GAS GENERATOR
12. COPPER PIPES
13. BRICK EXTERIOR FOR LOW MAINTENANCE
14. SLATE ROOF




Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards

2017 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards
February 27 at 10:23am ·
We’re pleased to announce the candidates for the first Garden State Culinary Arts Awards!
These candidates will be voted on by about 100 independent judges from around the state - journalists, food writers, cookbook authors and other culinary experts.
The top three vote-getters in each category will be announced publicly in April. That will be put to another vote, and the final winners will be announced on Saturday, May 6, during a ceremony presented by Buy-Rite Liquors.

The ceremony will be open to the public: watch the Facebook Page for updates

BEST RESTAURANT

A restaurant in operation in New Jersey for at least five years that displays overall excellence and consistency of quality in food, atmosphere and service, and has set high standards in the industry.

Cafe Matisse, Rutherford
Cafe 2825, Atlantic City
Cucharamama, Hoboken
The Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick
Hamilton's Grill Room, Lambertville
Indeblue, Collingswood
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May
Saddle River Inn, Saddle River
Serenade, Chatham
A Toute Heure, Cranford

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OUTSTANDING CHEF

A chef working in a professional capacity in New Jersey for at least five consecutive years whose accomplishments have served to inspire, educate and set standards in both the state and the industry.

Scott Anderson, Elements and Mistral, Princeton
Andrew “Drew” Araneo, Drew's Bayshore Bistro, Keyport
Joseph Baldino, Zeppoli, Collingswood
Thomas Ciszak, Chakra Restaurant, Paramus; Blue Morel, Morristown
Ryan DePersio, Fascino, Montclair; Battello, Jersey City; The Kitchen Step, Jersey City
Ariane Duarte, Ariane Kitchen & Bar, Verona
Shigeru Fukuyoshi, Sagami Japanese Restaurant, Collingswood
Lucas Manteca, The Red Store, Cape May Point
Juan Andres Placencia, Costanera Cocina Peruana, Montclair
Dan Richer, Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT


A restaurant opened in the previous calendar year (2016) that displays excellence in food and service, already has established a distinctive voice and promises to set high standards for years to come.

Barrio Costero, Asbury Park
Common Lot, Millburn
Cooper House, Pennsauken
Graze, Little Silver
James on Main, Hackettstown
Kimchi Smoke, Westwood
The Kitchen Step, Jersey City
Sanook Thai, Haddonfield
Shamone Bites + Wine, Cape May
Viaggio Ristorante, Wayne
BEST CASUAL RESTAURANT
An informal, moderately priced, independently owned eatery with high-quality food that reflects the character of New Jersey and/or its surrounding community. Must have been in operation for at least five years.
Baguette Delite, Edison
Broad Street Diner, Keyport
Carmen’s Deli, Bellmawr
De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies, Robbinsville
El Único, Union City
La Esperanza, Lindenwold
Marhaba, Lambertville
The Pop Shop, Collingswood
Shut Up and Eat!, Toms River
Tops Diner, East Newark

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OUTSTANDING FARMER

A farmer whose primary income is derived from agricultural pursuits, has demonstrated significant talent and skill in the profession as well as set consistent standards of excellence. Must have been working as a farmer for at least five years.

Matthew Bruckler lll, JAH’s Creation Organic Farm, Egg Harbor Township
Bruce Cobb, ARC Greenhouses, Shiloh
Morris Gbolo, World Crops Farm, Buena Vista Township
Charlie Hallock, Hallock’s U-Pick Farm, New Egypt, Plumsted Township
Cyrus, Louise and David Hyde, Well-Sweep Herb Farm, Port Murray, Mansfield Township
Chong ll Kim, Evergreen Orchard Farm, Hamilton
Janie Lamson and Fernando Villegas, Cross Country Nurseries and ChilePlants.com, Kingwood
The McCormack family, McCormack Farms, Middletown
Peter, John and Rebecca Melick, Melick’s Town Farm, Oldwick, Tewksbury Township
The Viereck Family, Viereck Farms, Woolwich Township

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF/BAKER

A pastry chef or baker working in a professional capacity in New Jersey for at least three years in a restaurant, cafe, bakery or other public outlet who has displayed overall excellence in pastries, desserts and/or bread-making.

Biemiller family, McMillan's Bakery, Westmont
Elizabeth Degener, Enfin Farms, Lower Township
Fernandez family, Argentina Bakery, Union City
Theresa Hrivnak, Indulgence Cupcakery, Haddonfield
Debbie Mumford, Mumford's Culinary Center, Tinton Falls
Alyssa O’Dowd, Nicholas Markets Foodtown, North Haledon
Giancarlo Palazzone, Palazzone 1960, Wayne
Deborah Pellegrino, Caesar's Entertainment, Atlantic City
Taskin family, Taskin Bakery, Paterson
Carol and Norman Todd, Market Roost, Flemington


OUTSTANDING WINE PROFESSIONAL


A wine professional working in New Jersey who has proven skills and talent and has had a significant positive effect on the industry.

John Altmaier, winemaker, Alba Vineyards, Finesville
Louis Caracciolo, president, Amalthea Cellars, Atco
Nicholas Harary, owner, Restaurant Nicholas, Middletown
Brian Hider, sommelier, Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster
Greg and David Moore, owners, Moore Brothers Wine Co., Pennsauken
Nick Pizzonia, vice president, Court Liquors, West End, Long Branch
Chuck Russo, owner, Carlo Russo Wine and Spirit World, Ho-Ho-Kus
Sharon Sevrens, proprietor, Amanti Vino, Montclair
Larry Sharrott, owner, Sharrott Winery, Winslow
Robby Younes, wine director, Restaurant Latour, Hardyston


OUTSTANDING BEER PROFESSIONAL


A beer professional working in New Jersey who has proven skills and talent and has had a significant positive effect on the industry.

Augie Carton, co-founder, Carton Brewing Co., Atlantic Highlands
Dave Hoffman, founder, Climax Brewing Co., Roselle Park
John Holl, editor, All About Beer magazine
Michael Kane, president/founder, Kane Brewing Co., Ocean Township
Mike Kivowitz, founder, New Jersey Craft Beer website
Gene Muller, founder, Flying Fish Brewing Co., Somerdale
Jamie Queli, owner, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co., Cherry Hill
Chris Rakow, head brewer, River Horse Brewing Co., Ewing
Eric Ruta, president/founder, Magnify Brewing, Fairfield
Chris Schiavo and Joe Schiavo, co-owners, The Shepherd and the Knucklehead, Haledon


OUTSTANDING SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL

A spirits professional working in New Jersey who has proven skills and talent and has had a significant positive effect on the industry.

Brant Braue, owner and master distiller, Jersey Artisan Distilling, Fairfield
Bob and Zack Brinley, owners, Shipwreck Rum, Atlantic Highlands
Jamie Dodge, chief beverage craftsman and partner, Barrio Costero, Asbury Park
John Granata and Susan Lord, owners, Jersey Spirits Distilling Company, Fairfield
Russell Lewis, owner, and Michael Johannesen, head bartender, Watermark, Asbury Park
N. Bryan Mack, bartender, Verve, Somerville**
Mark Pascal and Francis Schott, owners, Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, New Brunswick
Joseph San Phillip, owner, and Anthony Ruiz, manager, The Stewed Cow, Hoboken
James Yoakum, founder/chief distiller, and Ben Donia, distillery manager, Cooper River Distillers, Camden
**Mack was placed on the ballot before his death in January. The committee decided to keep his name there to honor his work and memory.


RISING STAR CHEF


A chef age 30 or younger as of the previous calendar year whose accomplishments and talent already have served to inspire and impress and promise to set standards for years to come. Must have worked in a professional capacity as a chef for a minimum of three years, including two years in New Jersey.

Christopher Atamian, chef/owner, Porcini, Highlands
Ryan Anderson, executive chef, INC American Bar & Kitchen, New Brunswick
A.J. Capella, chef de cuisine, The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, Readington Township
Joseph Cuccia, executive chef/co-owner, 17 Summer, Lodi
Elie Kahlon, executive chef/partner, Novo, Ridgewood
Martyna Krowicka, chef de cuisine, Restaurant Latour, Hardyston
Charles Lesbirel, executive chef, Ama Ristorante, Sea Bright
Jacqueline Platzer, assistant culinary director, PJW Restaurant Group, Haddonfield
Nivardo Sanchez, chef, Hamilton Pork, Jersey City

OUTSTANDING FOOD MARKET

An established independently owned retail food market that demonstrates a high level of quality in goods offered, service to its customers and devotion to its community. Must have been in operation for at least five years.

The Amish Farmers Market at Mullica Hill, Mullica Hill
The Cheese Cave, Red Bank
Chowpatty Sweets and Snacks, Iselin, Woodbridge Township
Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck
Fattal’s Syrian Bakery, Paterson
Forked River German Butcher Shop, Lacey
The Greek Store, Kenilworth
Market Basket, Franklin Lakes
Pulaski Meat Products, Linden
Severino Pasta Co., Westmont


OUTSTANDING FOOD ARTISAN

A food artisan who has demonstrated significant talent and skill in their chosen genre and has set new or consistent standards of achievement and excellence. Must have been working in the genre for at least three years.

Aunt Charlotte’s Candies, Merchantville; Oakford-Trost family
The Bent Spoon, Princeton; Gabrielle Carbone and Matthew Errico
Blair’s Sauces and Snacks, Highlands; Blair Lazar
Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, Alexandria; Jonathan and Nina White
Busy Bees NJ, Middle Township: Gary and Erin Schempp
DiCosmo’s Water Ice, Elizabeth; DiCosmo family
Lopes Sausage, Newark; Herminio Lopes
Milk Sugar Love, Jersey City; Emma Taylor
Stella's Empanadas, Kearny; Barulich family
Valley Shepherd Creamery, Long Valley: Eran Wajswol



GARDEN STATE CULINARY LEGEND


A food professional, institution or restaurant with a rich, storied history of high standards, commitment, accomplishment and influence. The contributions of the person, place or institution to the culinary arts in New Jersey must have affected residents in positive ways for at least 10 years.


Mikey Azzara, founder/owner, Zone 7, Ringoes, East Amwell Township
D’Artagnan, Union
Del Buono’s Bakery, Haddon Heights
Fiore’s, Hoboken
Knife & Fork Inn, Atlantic City
Kevin Kohler, chef and owner, Café Panache, Ramsey
Aldo Lamberti, owner, Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Cherry Hill
Chris Mumford, co-owner, Mumford’s Culinary Center, Tinton Falls
Mustache Bill’s Diner, Barnegat Light
Nasto’s “Old World Desserts,” Newark
Adam Rechnitz, owner, Triumph Brewing Company, Princeton
Rutt's Hut, Clifton
Summit Diner, Summit
Lucille Thompson, chef, The Magnolia Room, The Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May
White Manna, Hackensack

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Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes




Whether you are Buying or Selling a home, or both, involves many steps and having an experienced New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex, Union and Morris Counties— Chatham, Summit, New Providence, Westfield , Maplewood, Montclair, etc.--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45 minutes or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com and www.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com websites bring us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our clients' listings for more money and in less time.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Springfield, Mountainside, Montclair, Maplewood, Chatham, Summit, New Providence, Westfield /Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews

Friday, February 10, 2017

Some Great Open Houses in SOMA This Weekend

We may have had some snow this week, but that won't stop the Spring Market from launching.

We have 8 Open Houses Scheduled for Saturday February 11th and a total of 22 Open Houses scheduled for Sunday, February 12th.

These Open Houses start with an offer price of $186,500 for a 1/2 duplex on 55A Newark Way in Maplewood,

range through a $750,000 home on 462 Walton--just a half mile to Maplewood's town center.


This 4 bed/2.0 bath home has it all: Live, Play and Work just ½ mile to Maplewood’s Village and Train Station
You've heard it before, Location, Location, Location and this Home Has it! Walking distance to Maplewood center with renovated kitchen and baths, yet offering a large fenced and level backyard. Can’t you just imagine moving right into this incredible home!
This home was updated and impeccably restored on an exquisite lot in a highly coveted location in Maplewood. You will enjoy cooking in the Remodeled Kitchen and relaxing in the Renovated Baths that serve the 4 bedrooms. The Master has its own bath and is very large, allowing a king size bed and plenty of room for your furniture, let alone a desk or seating to make for a sitting area.
Enjoy the wood burning fireplace in the Living Room to warm your heart on cold days and make some S’mores if you are so inclined. The living room is very large and currently has a dining area at one end, thus freeing up what was the dining room to create a den/family room. The kitchen is also large enough to allow a breakfast nook.
Spacious level rear fenced yard with paver patio and professional landscaping. Detached 2 car oversized garage with additional off street parking off private back road. Basement has tall ceilings and awaits your finishing touch. Need more storage, then head upstairs to the walk up attic. This home will not last long!
A quick walk into town gives you access to award winning restaurants like Lorena's, Abril Cocina, Arturo's and more. Done eating and want to shop, Maplewood offers a great variety of wonderful shops from eclectic architectural salvage to modern gift shops like 165 and The 10th Muse. Come hang out with us in downtown Maplewood and love life.


Continue with a baby boomer's delight with a townhome at 56 Tillou Road West in South Orange with a super-sized master bedroom suite on the first floor.

Stunning ALDWICK model offers a Rare find with a grand first floor Master Bedroom with lux Bath—double vanity, jetted tub and separate shower—en suite.
Like to cook? This unit has a gourmet EIK with breakfast nook, featuring GE Monogram appliances, granite counter tops, uniquely finish wood cabinets and more. You can’t miss the Dramatic two-story windows with easy to use gas fireplace that make the Great Room the Greatest. Formal Dining Room along with additional first floor luxuries abound: laundry, powder room and covered patio.
Every bedroom offers its own en suite full bath and walk-in closet. There is also a highly coveted second floor LOFT/MEDIA room that overlooks the grand foyer, providing what has become a prerequisite in every luxury home.
Your two car garage is also on the same first floor level as is the main entrance, making this incredibly inviting and easy to access for young and old, as well as everyone in between.
Finished Lower Level with recreation room, full bath, along with space for gym and two large storage rooms; possible conversion to an enclosed exercise room and/or office also exist in this oversized lower level with a rear exit to gardens. Oak hardwood floors and thermal windows throughout.
Not only does this development offer some NYC views, but it’s a short drive to SoPAC, the South Orange train station, Starbuck’s and many restaurants like Ricalton’s, Above, Stony’s, Gaslight Brewery and many, many more; or enjoy shopping at some of South Orange’s beloved shops like Kitchen A La Mode.



and culminate with a $1,275,000 listing on Hartford Road in South Orange.

For a complete list of Saturday's Open Houses, please use these two links:

Maplewood Open Houses

South Orange Open Houses


For a complete list of homes for sale in Maplewood and South Orange:

Maplewood Homes For Sale

South Orange Homes For Sale




Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
and
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com

For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gimme Some Sugar: Chatham Maple Syrup Sugaring Demonstrations Starting January 14

All Ages.

MAPLE SUGARING DEMONSTRATIONS - JANUARY & FEBRUARY AT THE GREAT SWAMP OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER
Originally Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 on Morris County Park Commission Website.

Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Dates: January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 & February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Times: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township

Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up

Contact: 973.635.6629. No registration is required, but seating is first come, first served.

The trees are tapped and the firewood is chopped – it’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township!
Immerse yourself in the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect the flowing sap, and witness syrup making over a wood-fired evaporator. Best of all, taste-test the finished product organically made at the Great Swamp.

Hour long Maple Sugaring Demonstrations are held at 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:
January 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
February 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

According to Jenny Gaus-Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Services, “People don’t look at the maple syrup on their table the same way after experiencing the maple sugaring demonstration! They begin to appreciate the quality differences, as well as the process required to make this tasty treat. The demos are a fun and educational experience for everyone!”
Admission is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required, but it is first come, first served seating.
Celebrate the peak of the maple sugaring season at the annual Maple Sugar Festival on Saturday, March 4, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Head outside and watch steam billow from the evaporator, and become engulfed in the sweet smell of maple sugar. See maple cream making first hand and taste the final product. Enjoy a variety of crafts and games, and enjoy your own maple snow cone.

Bring your friends and family and take a guided ‘Hike Through Maple Sugaring History,’ to discover how sugaring has changed since it was started by the Native Americans hundreds of years ago.
Admission for the Maple Sugar Festival is $4 per person age 3 and up.



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059


Morris County Homes

Quick-Links:
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OPEN HOUSE SITES:
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Selling a Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County area home involves many steps and having an experienced Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park and Morris County New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Morris County—Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morristown, Parsippany, Morris Township, Montville, Rainbow Lakes and Morris County --by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our clients' listings for more money and in less time.As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Chatham, Madison, East Hanover, Florham Park, Morris County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Morris, Union and Essex County area Realtor® is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


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Area Film Premier of The Great Gilly Hopkins in Summit, NJ


On Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm, the Film Society of Summit will host the area premiere of the dramatic film THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS. We will welcome the two of the film's young actors to lead post-screening discussion of this entertaining film: Zachary Hernandez of Wycoff, NJ who plays W.E. and Claire Foley who plays Agnes.

synopsis:
Wisecracking 12-year-year old Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn't planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn't giving up on Gilly just yet - she is sure there's a hurt little girl in there somewhere. Gilly knows she has to escape, and if she can't run then she'll lie her way out. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter's (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ply blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of real family.

The script was adapted from a multi-award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson, author of The Bridge to Terabithia.

The program will be held at MONDO Summit. 426 Springfield Avenue, 3rd floor, Summit, NJ. Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Advance tickets can be reserved by e:mailing summitfilm@gmail.com or purchased at MONDO Summit. Seating is limited. Please direct any questions to The Film Society of Summit, (973)885-1983. summitfilm@gmail.com www.summitfilmsociety.com


Summit, NJ is a vibrant community of about 21,000 residents, situated 20 miles west of Manhattan, and features a bustling downtown known for its unique variety of shops, restaurants, businesses, and other services. Consistently ranked in the top 20 places to live in the state by NJ Monthly magazine, Summit is a diverse city with the charm and feel of a small town but all of the amenities of a sprawling city. With hundreds of events, activities, recreational programs and teams, as well as one of the top public school districts in the state, Summit is an ideal place to raise children.

Downtown Summit has a rich variety of restaurants and shops. From pizzerias and coffee shops to fine dining and ethnic food, there is a restaurant for every taste and occasion.

Thinking of living in Summit? Check out Summit homes for sale at www.latestsummithomes.com Want to see some of these homes on your own? Use our Summit Open Houses site.




Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes

Union County Homes




Selling a Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield area home involves many steps and having an experienced Summit/New Providence New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Union County— Summit, New Providence, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Springfield, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Summit/New Providence/Springfield,/Mountainside/Berkeley Heights/Westfield New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. Our www.unioncountyhomesnow.com brings us several new buyers every day which helps us sell our Union County Listings for more money and in less time.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Summit, New Providence, Springfield, Mountainside, Berkeley Heights, Westfield /Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.


Mark Slade
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