Halloween is just around the corner, and this year, you can celebrate it twice! Maplewood’s festivities will take place on Friday, and South oRange’s on Saturday, the official day of Halloween. Here are the details:
The much anticipated Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Friday, October 30 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Maplewood Avenue, between Durand and Baker.
At the parade, local merchants will give out candy and other goodies. There will also be plenty of music, dancing, and prizes for the most creative costumes. This event will be fun for all ages, but we recommend bringing the little ones on the early side, as the festival can get pretty packed!
Maplewood Avenue (from Baker to Durand) will be closed from 2:45 pm to %:30 pm, and there will be no parking on Maplewood Avenue after 1 pm on the day of the festival. The Halloween Parade and Costume Contest are sponsored by the Maplewood Village Alliance and the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce.
South Orange will celebrate its 2-15 Halloween Festival in Spiotta Park on Saturday, October 31, from 4-6 p.m. As in past years, all the children who arrive in costume will receive a prize, and grand prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Wanda the Giant Witch is rumored to return as well. The festival is sponsored by Sparkhouse, Y gallery Salon, D&I Fitness and Music for Aardvarks.
The Sue Adler Team has 6 fabulous open houses this weekend. The following properties will be open to the public on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
The Sue Adler Team is proud to present our new listing for sale: 22 Cliffside Dr, Livingston, NJ.
Newly updated, this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home is set majestically atop .59 professionally landscaped acre in the desirable Riker Hill location. An extensive 2015 renovation throughout includes the Kitchen with stainless steel LG, Samsung and Bosch appliances, granite tops & breakfast bar, Master Bathroom with new vanity and fixtures, Hall Bathroom with new stone tile floor, vanity, shower over tub & Basement Powder Room with new tile floor, vanity and fixtures. Home boasts fresh paint throughout, new basement carpeting, newly updated en-suite Master Bath on main level with two additional spacious bedrooms on main level and 4th bedroom on Lower Level, along with a spacious Recreation Room. Outside you will find a large deck, perfect for all your entertaining and daily living needs. Close to top-notch schools, places of worship, Route 10 shopping/Livingston & Short Hills Malls and NYC transportation, this home is ready for you to move in and enjoy!
Situated atop a stately hill, 22 Cliffside Drive in Livingston features significant upgrades and undeniable charm. From a brand new kitchen to a spacious yard, this home has everything on your wish list covered. First, you’ll notice 22 Cliffside Drive’s massive, impressive front yard with brand-new professional landscaping, including fresh mulch, shrubs, and plants. Secondly, a long, wide driveway ensures your entire family and holiday guests will have a convenient place to park. You can enter through the home’s gorgeous, recently painted front door or through the two-car attached garage, which leads to a finished basement.
Upon entering, you will find a convenient coat closet to store everyone’s jackets, shoes, and sports equipment. Next, head up the immaculate, sunny hardwood floors into your new living room. Extra touches such as crown molding and a large bay window gives the Living Room a truly polished appearance. Continue into the Dining Room, a spacious area with hardwood floors and an elegant chair rail. A freshly renovated kitchen awaits you and your family off the Dining Room. With all new top-of-the-line, stainless steel appliances, including an LG refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and Samsung range, even the most inexperienced chef can prepare fabulous home-cooked meals. Serve Saturday morning pancakes on the breakfast bar and keep all food items and utensils organized in the Kitchen’s plethora of cabinets and drawers.
Step into the hallway to find the gorgeous, newly renovated Hallway Bathroom, with stunning chalk-colored stone floors, an impressive vanity, and large shower over tub with subway tile and mosaic detail. Two nicely sized Bedrooms are also on the First Level, each with hardwood floors, large closets, and convenient ceiling fans. Your Master Bedroom features two nice-sized closets, one of which has custom shelving for all your shoes and accessories. The Master Bathroom also features recent sophisticated upgrades throughout.
Walk downstairs to your Finished Basement that includes a Recreation Room with new wall-to-wall carpeting and plenty of room for your favorite comfy sectional and large-screen TV. Use the room off the rec room area as your 4th Bedroom, office, or home gym. With big windows, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a closet, you can use this multi-functional space in any way to meet your needs. You will also find a newly updated Powder Room and a Laundry Room. 22 Cliffside Drive features a spacious back and front yard, and large back deck for summertime entertaining. The wood deck has a gas grill hookup so your home can be the talk of the neighborhood for standout BBQs.
Livingston, NJ is an ideal family neighborhood with small town charm and the conveniences of being close to major Metropolitan areas. Livingston schools are top-rated – in fact, U.S. News rated Livingston High School as 21st in the state and has received the nation-wide Gold Medal Standard. Close to Routes 24, 78, 280, and the Garden State Parkway, Livingston offers easy commuting access. At 22 Cliffside Drive, you are just blocks to houses of worship and close to amenities such as the expansive South Mountain Reservation or luxury shopping at the Mall at Short Hills. Make Livingston the choice for you and your family – 22 Cliffside Drive is the perfect place to call home!
The Sue Adler Team is proud to present our new listing for sale: 128 Forest Drive North, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Welcome to 128 Forest Drive where elegance and craftsmanship abound in this stately historic home. Built in 1912 as one of the original Hartshorn residences on over an acre of lush lawns and magnificent gardens, this gracious brick colonial boasts all original woodwork and exquisite period details at every turn.
Step into the grand Entry Foyer featuring warm hued hardwood floors with a decorative inlaid border, deep crown moldings and a spectacular Waterford crystal chandelier for your first glimpse of all this home has to offer. Proceed through a broad archway into the distinguished Living Room where an impressive wood-burning fireplace with marble surround serves as a focal point to the room that boasts a full wall of seeded glass windows, ornate buil t-in shelves and striking ceiling beams. These unique features set the perfect mood for an intimate family gathering or a festive party with friends. Oversized French doors with original brass hardware lead to a Sun Room that’s drenched in warmth from the sun’s rays streaming in from windows on 3 sides. Guests are sure to be impressed as they proceed into the formal Dining Room highlighted by hardwood floors, an attractive wood-burning fireplace with carved wood mantel and travertine surround and access to a nearby Butler’s Pantry. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a gourmet meal prepared in the adjacent chef’s dream Kitchen outfitted with Wood Mode cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances accented by fine granite countertops. The two-tiered center island assures plenty of space for food preparation and serves as a convenient Breakfast Bar for a quick morning or late night snack. This open and airy set-up is adjacent to the Breakfast Room nestled in a nearby windowed alcove and overlooks a large Great Room with built-in desk, glass fronted cabinets and storage and plenty of room to relax in front of a big screen TV at the end of the day. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze as you step through the Mud Room doors to the expansive brick paver patio and Outdoor Kitchen with a built-in DCS grill. Picture the space with multiple tables and lounge chairs, appetizing smells coming from the barbeque grill and English gardens with flowers blossoming in the background. A fully quipped Laundry Room and elegant Powder Room complete the first level living space.
For more information about 128 Forest Drive North in Short Hills, call Sue Adler at 973-464-9129 today!
When it’s time to retire at the end of the day, everyone will find their own personal haven in one of 4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms located on the second level of the home.
Luxury abounds in the Master Bedroom Suite featuring hardwood floors, a brick fronted fireplace and original solid brass window and door hardware. Light streams through the many
large windows as you step through French doors into the adjacent Sitting/Dressing Room where 2 walk-in closets provide plentiful storage space amid abundant light from windows on 2 sides of the room. To the left is a well-appointed en suite bath with walk-in shower, marble topped Ethan Allen vanity and separate commode. Three additional bedrooms, each with plenty of closet space, en suite baths and unique period details assure privacy and comfort for family and guests. But that’s not all…a third level boasts a full “apartment” set-up with 2 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, a Living Room and a full Kitchen – an ideal arrangement that provides so many private options for older children and guests alike.
And there’s more…a finished lower level sports a large Recreation Room with built-in shelves, decorative paneled walls and travertine tile floor. It’s the perfect place to gather around the brick fronted fireplace for family conversation or a game night with friends. A large open unfinished area is ideal for a workshop and a storage room assures enough space to meet all your needs. Convenient backyard and free standing garage access is a plus as well.
This home is a testament of timeless beauty renovated with sheer perfection. With its classic style, park-like grounds and close proximity to world-class shopping, fine restaurants and a Blue Ribbon school district, 128 Forest Avenue is truly a one-of-a-kind home.
What better way to welcome in the fall than to indulge on an evening of great food, live music, and local craft beer? On Wednesday, October 7 from 5 pm – 10pm, the Seton Hall Village Committee will once again host its highly popular, second annual Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on Irvington Avenue.
This year, patrons may notice that the festival has nearly doubled the number of food trucks that will line Irvington Avenue, with an increase from eight in 2014 to 15 this year. According to Doug Zacker, Chairman of the Seton Hall Village Committee, this increase is due to how wildly popular the festival was last year, attracting nearly 2,500 attendees. The trucks will serve everything from BBQ to tacos, cupcakes to waffles, and even international foods and farm to truck options that offer healthier meals.
In addition to the food trucks, a craft beer garden – sponsored by South Orange’s Gaslight Restaurant and Brewery – will also return to the festival. Open to adults ages 21 and over, the garden will serve local New Jersey craft beers as well as Gaslight’s own local brews.
Live music will accompany the festivities on Irvington Avenue, with three l acts from local bands Brother Valiant, Wyland, and Random Test, who will play on two separate stages.
This year’s festival was moved back a week to coincide with Seton Hall University’s Seton Hall Weekend, in an effort to strengthen the connection between the university and the Seton Village business district. Zacker noted: “What better way to familiarize students, parents, and alumni to the district than to give them a firsthand look at their new neighborhood and the local businesses they have the opportunity to patronize?”
“The Board of Trustees saw the untapped potential on Irvington Avenue and we’re very committed to seeing this neighborhood and business district thrive,” said South Orange Village President Sheena Collum. “We’ve got some tremendous energy coming from residents and businesses, and we’re thrilled to capitalize on all the momentum. This particular event is about bringing people to the corridor to highlight all of the positive change and celebrate the efforts of those who have put it into place.”
Irvington Avenue will be shut down to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, October 7 between 3 pm and midnight. Detours will be set up to redirect traffic and attendees are encouraged to walk to the festival as parking will be limited.
The Sue Adler Team has 4 fabulous open houses this weekend. The following properties will be open to the public on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Madison’s biggest event of the year is about to get even bigger (and better). On Saturday, October 3, residents and out of towners alike are invited to participate in the day’s festivities, which will include more musical acts, delicious dining options, and family fun than ever before. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., rain or shine. A car show located at the ambulatory parking lots on the corner of Kings Road and Prospect Avenue will open the day at 9 a.m.
This year, Bottle Hill Day has expanded to the other side of the tracks. This means more activities and more space in which to enjoy them! Attendees will be able to climb on the rock-climbing wall, bounce on the inflatables on Central Avenue, visit the petting zoo, enjoy musical acts on four different stages, and – if you’re 21 or over—taste some crisp local craft beer at the beer garden.
“We felt moving things around and expanding this years offerings to a broader area of town would help attract more people to different venues for events,” said Lisa Ellis, of the Madison Downtown Development Commission.
Every year, Bottle Day brings thousands of people from all over the region to downtown Madison, which will be lined with hundreds of street vendors and food trucks in what will surely be the biggest street festival of the year.
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The Sue Adler Team is proud to present our new listing for sale: 35 Pleasantview Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974. This completely renovated home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms and 1 Half Bathrooms.
For more information about 35 Pleasantview Ave in New Providence, call Sue Adler at 973-464-9129 today!
Don’t want to lift a finger to move into your dream home? Turn the key to 35 Pleasantview Drive in New Providence and settle right into this completely renovated home. This charming Cape Cod style has been completely redone both inside and out in 2015, with everything from brand new hardwood floors throughout to a stunning dream kitchen to 2.5 updated bathrooms and flawless Andersen windows. As soon as you open the front door, you’ll bask in the beauty of fresh paint and the perfection of a spacious layout. As part of the recent renovations, the configuration of the First Level transformed into an airy open-concept design. You’ll seamlessly float from room to room with ease.
Host excellent holiday gatherings in your Formal Dining Room, which flows flawlessly into the gourmet Eat-In Kitchen. This masterpiece of a kitchen was renovated from top to bottom, with no detail left out. From the stainless steel appliances to a convenient beverage refrigerator, everything you need to prepare fabulous meals is at your fingertips. Put bar stools around the huge island and fit a kitchen table against the wall, so your loved ones can enjoy meals as a family unit. With extra details like soft close cabinets and drawers, you can feel confident no stone was left unturned during renovations. The First Floor Powder Room by the Kitchen is ideal for guests with a marble-topped vanity and perfect tile floors. At night, relax in your Living Room, with its bright, airy windows, pristine hardwood floors, and inviting recessed lighting scheme. Then, open the door from the Living Room into your large Master Bedroom. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day with the soft sunlight from the Bedroom’s beautiful bay window. Keep all your clothing, shoes, and accessories neat and organized in the room’s three large closets. The en-suite Master Bathroom includes an incredible marble vanity and a beautiful tiled shower with lovely artistic detail.
Need space for all the kids’ toys and games? Walk on down to your newly finished basement, complete with a huge recreation room. Never worry about kids and messy carpets in their playroom, thanks to the gorgeous and functional tile flooring. You’ll have enough space for that big screen TV and an abundance of children’s accessories, plus additional storage for holiday decorations and past art projects. The finished Basement also features a large Laundry Room with sink.
Head to the Second Level to find your additional two Bedrooms and Hallway Bathroom. Each Bedroom is spacious, with hardwood floors, large closets, and recessed lighting. The Second Level Bathroom is another updated work of art, with a marble vanity, large bathtub/shower, and lovely tile details. Plus, all your towels and sheets stay organized in the upstairs Hallway Linen Closet. This home also features a roomy one-car garage and ample backyard.
35 Pleasantview Drive is a quiet suburban street with easy access to major highways, such as Route 78, Route 24, and the Garden State Parkway. The local train from Summit is a mere 10-minute drive away and features a direct line to Midtown Manhattan. You can also catch the train from the local Murray Hill station, which is just blocks away. With world-class shopping, small town shops, and a blue ribbon school system, New Providence is the perfect community for families of all ages.
The Sue Adler Team is proud to present our new listing for sale: 9 Whispering Ivy Path, Mendham, NJ 07945. This home has 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms and 2 Half Bathrooms.
For more information about 9 Whispering Ivy Path in Mendham, call Sue Adler at 973-464-9129 today!
With an enormous amount of living space and every amenity you can imagine, 9 Whispering Ivy Path in Mendham is your family’s next dream house. Located on a quiet, private street in park-like setting, this home is ideal for those who value both luxury and peace of mind. And with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, there is room to grow for years to come.
Walk through the home’s grand double front doors to enter the formal Foyer. You’ll notice the two-story ceilings that highlight the area’s elegant touches, from an intricate wood inlet to a beautiful chandelier. On your right is the home’s lovely Formal Living Room with gas fireplace and marble hearth. The same wainscoting in the Living Room is used in the enormous Dining Room, with enough room to fit your entire extended family.
For everyday relaxing, put your comfortable couches and big-screen TV in the home’s Family Room. You’ll be blown away by the two-story ceilings and massive windows, which also feature remote controlled blinds for convenience. In the winter, turn on the Family Room’s gas fireplace and in the summer walk right through the French Doors onto the home’s backyard deck. Right next to the Family Room, put your private home office in the Study and store all your reading materials in the Hallway’s beautiful yet functional built-in bookcases. Both the casual cook and master chef will appreciate this home’s huge eat-in kitchen and bonus Butler’s Pantry. Between the Kitchen and the Pantry, you’ll have two dishwashers, two Viking ovens, a six-burner Viking stovetop, built-in microwave, and two SubZero refrigerators. Both spaces also provide miles of granite countertop space, three sinks, and a trash disposal. Let Fido come and go as he pleases with an adorable doggie door installed in the Butler’s Pantry’s separate entrance. Be sure to notice the gorgeous wall treatment in the Kitchen, painted by renowned artist John DeLade for a unique, custom touch.
The First Level also features two Powder Rooms for guests, three huge pantries for food and cleaning supply storage, and access to the home’s giant three-car garage. You also have access to the full finished basement, with carpeted recreation room, sound-proofed music room, home gym, and built-in bar. You’ll even have walk-out access from the Basement to the Backyard.
You can either walk upstairs to the Second Level using the grand front staircase or the convenient back staircase that can be accessed from the kitchen. On the Second Level, you will find five large Bedrooms and four full Bathrooms, including the absolute masterpiece of a Master Bedroom. The Master has three closets, including two walk-ins, fine architectural details, and a cozy gas fireplace. The dream en-suite Master Bathroom contains every amenity on your list, from a marble-surrounded Jacuzzi tub to a steam shower with full body jets, to two full marble-topped vanities and ample storage. You’ll also have your very own bidet. Each Bedroom on the second level is attached to a Bathroom for convenience. Every Bedroom also has a ceiling fan, recessed lighting, custom blinds, and plenty of closet space. Be sure to notice fine details such as each room’s dentil molding and bright, sunny windows. Bedroom #2 has its own private en-suite bathroom with stall shower, while Bedrooms #3 and #4 share a lovely Jack and Jill bathrooms with marble vanity, Jacuzzi tub, and fabulous stall shower. Another Jack and Jill bathroom connects Bedroom #5 to Bedroom #4. Bathroom #4 has a double vanity, bathtub/shower combination, and it’s own SubZero drawer refrigerator, perfect for guests or the nanny.
The Second Floor includes a balcony off the Hallway to spend your evenings reading a book outside during the warm months. From the Balcony, you’ll look over the home’s 800 square-foot Deck that attaches to the downstairs Family Room, as well as the nearly one-acre of property the home boasts. The bottom Deck is made from nearly indestructible TimberTech composite wood–the deck also features a gas hookup for your grill with safety shut-off valve. If you need additional storage or an extra playroom, the partially finished attic is just a flight of stairs away from the Second Level. The attic is air conditioned for year-round use.
There is a tax easement on the surrounding properties that allows access through the neighbor’s property, allowing children easy access to the local elementary and middle schools, as well as the shops in the downtown area. Additionally, the home features hardwood floors throughout the first and second levels, and huge sunny windows that flood warm light into every crevice.
Mendham is a premier town in Northern New Jersey with Blue Ribbon Schools and plenty of outdoor areas for hiking, biking, and activities. You cannot deny Mendham’s small town charm and impeccable safety rankings. In Mendham, you are minutes from the hustle and bustle of Morristown, including the Mayo Performing Arts Center and top-notch bars and restaurants. Mendham is the dream location for anyone looking for a home that has it all.
This fall, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (324 Forest Drive) is hosting a many fun events for kids and grown ups!
“We love getting those small kids in here so they can get used to the outdoors and have those experiences that are not always part of the 21st century lifestyle,” said Tedor Whitman, the arboretum’s director.
The program begins Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. and concludes the following morning at 8:30.
‘Creatures of the Night’
This program will include a guided walk through the woods. Participants are encouraged to look for and listen to nocturnal creatures. Friday, October 23, from 6-8 p.m.
“Creatures of the Night is a fun program for people to come and see the arboretum in a different light,” Whitman said. After the hike, participants will gather indoors for activities and treats.
‘Birds of Prey’
In this program, participants can learn about raptor speciies and scientisits’ efforts to monitor and study birds of prey. Recommended for ages 14 and older, to be held on Thursday, September 10, at 7 p.m.
Arboretum members are invited to the Stone House for a discussion on local insects and what makes them essential to the Arboretum’s habitat. Sunday, September 27, from 1 -2:30 p.m.
Children are invited to play games, join in on story time, and attend a guided hike with an Arboretum naturalist. Non-members are welcome. Donations encouraged!
“We want to show people that we’re a community resource, and we have a lot to offer,” Whitman said. “We’re a place where people can drop in and learn about nature and how to become better stewards of the environment.”
For more on the arboretum, or to become a member, visit http://hartshornarboretum.org or call 973-376-3587.