38 Units Above Ground Floor Retail Space Proposed

morristown-real-estate-development-45-morris-streetOver the last decade, like many other communities across the state, Morristown has experienced a surge in residential and commercial development, particularly in its downtown area close to the Morristown Green. The community, which is the county seat of Morris County, is known for its wide variety of shops and restaurants, historical attractions, walkability, and transportation access, which has prompted many from across the state and the world to relocate there.

From the Century 21 department store on the Green to Colombian bakeries along Speedwell Avenue to the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts on South Street, there is a lot to see and do despite the town’s relatively small size. Now, another new mixed-use development is being proposed for the community.

According to records from the Morris County Planning Board, the latest project could be built next to the Grasshopper Off The Green pub and restaurant at 45 Morris Street, at the corner of Wilmot Street. The proposal calls for the structure to contain 38 residential units along with retail space, and for the structure to be five stories tall. “The number of proposed parking spaces is fewer than the number of proposed apartment units,” the records state.

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Independence Day Celebration

revtimes-logo-2017Admission to Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown is free from 9:30 am to 5 pm. At 30 Washington Place.

Take a guided tour of Morris County’s oldest graveyard, the Whippany Burying Yard, at 10 am to learn about the founding of Hanover, Morris County’s oldest town. Meet at the J&R Cigar parking lot at 301 Route 10 East, Whippany. Presented by the Hanover Township Landmark Commission. Please call 973-631-5151 to register.

Costumed re-enactors return for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Morristown Green at noon. Free. Audience participation. Musical sing-a-long with Gordon Thomas Ward. Musket salute. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Presbyterian Church at 57 East Park Place.

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Help Morristown AIDS Walk Hit Their Goal!

Via Morristown Green:

Morristown’s 24th annual AIDS Walk was a soggy affair, attended by 98 hearty souls.

Another 153 had registered, but apparently thought better of it when they saw Sunday’s raw, damp weather.

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Madeline and her pug Otis from Long Valley, at the 2016 Morristown AIDS Walk. Photo by Jeff Sovelove.

As a result, NJ AIDS Services fell $8,000 shy of its $50,000 target, said spokeswoman Joann McEniry.  But don’t despair–the nonprofit will continue accepting donations at its AIDS Walk website for a few more days.

Visit and follow @NJAidsWalk on twitter for the latest updates. Like them on Facebook for more posts.

Morristown’s Downtown is Tops!

2015-09-10_11-16-25This month’s issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine names Morristown’s Downtown as their pick for “Favorite Downtown”.

Joanna Buffum reports on the social heart of our town:

The Morristown Green, established in 1715, is the heart of downtown, and adjacent South Street its main artery. You’ll find Revolutionary War landmarks throughout town and a National Historic Park, Jockey Hollow, where Washington’s troops shivered through the frigid winter of 1780, just to the south.
By day, South Street draws the local lunch crowd; at night, the area booms with out-of-towners who mingle at such watering holes as Sona Thirteen, Iron Bar,Grasshopper, Tashmoo, Hops and the Famished Frog.

The downtown is so walkable, the Morristown-based Seeing Eye has used it as a living classroom for guide dogs and their blind companions for more than 50 years. Jim Kutsch, president and CEO of the Seeing Eye, and his wife Ginger, are both blind and happily call Morristown home. The “no car, two-dog family” walks everywhere. “I really haven’t been able to do so much on foot since I was on a university campus,” says Kutsch.

Morristown has a proud history of caring for the needy. Downtown includes numerous soup kitchens and the historic Market Street Mission shelter, established in 1889.

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It’s Revolutionary Times in M’Town this July 4th!

Morris County Tourism Bureau’s (MCTB) Revolutionary Times Event is a weekend program created for the general public to learn and enjoy the national holiday of Independence Day on July 4; a patriotic time when families have the day off to celebrate together.

Partnering with Morristown National Historical Park (MNHP), Morris County Tourism Bureau manages this very successful patriotic heritage weekend dedicated to raising awareness of the role that Morris County played in the Revolutionary War.

July 3rd Program

Morristown National Historical Park at Washington’s Headquarters

2: 00 p.m. Free Lawn Concert – Music by The Fifes & Drums of the Old Barracks
Bring your chairs and blankets

 Morristown National Historical Park is Free during Revolutionary Times Weekend

 July 4th Program

Presbyterian Church in Morristown

11:00 a.m. Musical entertainment provided by the Four Old Parts

 11:30 a.m. Crowd activities with Eric Olsen of the Morristown National Historical Park

 Noon Welcome Remarks
• Carol Barkin, Program Coordinator, Morris County Tourism Bureau
• Leslie Bensley, Executive Director, Morris County Tourism Bureau
• Honorable Mayor Timothy P. Dougherty, Town of Morristown
• Pledge of Allegiance led by Eileen Cameron, President of the WANJ
• National Anthem led by Patricia Sanftner of the Morristown DAR

 12:15 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tom Winslow of MNHP

Morristown Green

12:45 p.m. “Feu de Joie” musket firing by the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, Helms’ Company

 1:00 p.m. Activities
• Arts and crafts in the center of the Morristown Green
• Musical entertainment by the Four Old Parts
• Free tours of the Presbyterian Church and colonial graveyard

 1:30 p.m. Special ceremony at the Gold Star Mothers’ Tree on the Green honoring Veterans

 2:00 p.m. Program concludes

 Please patronize our friends from Kona Ice

July 5th Activities

Acorn Hall

68 Morris Avenue, Morristown. Open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fee: $3.00-$6.00
“The Petition: The Masonic Meeting of December 27, 1779” exhibit, plus 18th Century objects from the collection and guided walking tours to the Revolutionary-era Powder Mill site.

acornhall.org

Ford-Faesch House

629 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway Township. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guides in period attire will lead tours. Park at the Tilcon parking lot. Fee: Free

rockawaytownship.org/Historical.cfm

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown.
Open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum Fee: $4.00-$6.00. The Lonely Heartstrings Bluegrass Band at 4:00 p.m. in the garden. Concert tickets: $10.00-$15.00

maccullochhall.org

Morristown National Historical Park Washington’s Headquarters, Ford Mansion and Jockey Hollow Units

Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: Free

nps.gov/morr

Schuyler-Hamilton House (c. 1760)

5 Olyphant Place, Morristown.
Open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fee: $.50-$4.00

njdar.org/schuyler-hamilton.html

The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to positively affect the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents, business travelers and tourists. Founded with the support of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders fifteen years ago, we are a 501-c 3 non-profit organization with 220+ members.

Live at Morristown Green!

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Morristown Green Music Beyond Borders: The Secret Trio

Three astounding musicians, Ara Dinkjian (oud), Ismail Lumanovski (clarinet) and Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun) fuse modes and improvisations from the Middle East, Balkan dance beats and their own roots in Turkish, Armenian and Macedonian Roma traditions. Award-winning as soloists as well as chamber musicians, Ismail, Ara and Tamer have performed internationally at such leading venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Kennedy Center, as well as in venues throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

June 23, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. Morristown Green, South Street. 973-539-4900

About Music Beyond Borders

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Initiated in spring of 2010, this series of free outdoor world music concerts, reflects a collaboration between Morris Arts and Mayo Performing Arts Center, with the rainsite graciously provided by Morristown United Methodist Church (50 Park Place on the Green).

Each Music Beyond Borders concert featured a performance of world music reflecting the diverse culture and population of the area.

“We hope that people will enjoy our wonderful free lunchtime outdoor concerts that celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Tom Werder, Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Morris Area, adds, “It’s exciting to collaborate with the Mayo Center on this special series and to literally bring the world to the center of Morristown.”

It’s Earth Day! Check out Sustainable Morristown

From their website:

earth dayMorristown has a strong patchwork of community groups, nonprofit associations, faith-based organizations, governing bodies and educational institutions all working to better the greater community.  Sustainable Morristown grew out of the desire to have one group that coordinates with all of these organizations to develop an overall sustainability strategy and vision for the town.

Sustainable Morristown envisions itself to be the landing spot for those interested in sustainability in Morristown.  In addition to coordinating an overall sustainability vision for the community, the nonprofit aims to share resources, create educational tools for sustainability, raise funds for worthy projects, and share information about upcoming events, programs and opportunities.  Sustainable Morristown will also provide a platform to promote or celebrate the efforts and achievements of local organizations, or individuals by hosting events, programs and annual awards ceremonies.