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Morris County Small Business Grant Delivered to LebensfreudeIt’s harvest season, perfect timing for Lebensfreude LLC, the farmland firm on which Chester Township’s famous Alstede Farms operates, to reap a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant.Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus delivered the check to Kurt and Mary Alstede on Wednesday after touring the Alstede Market in Chester Township and visiting the neighboring property housing Lebensfreude LLC, which translat...
It’s harvest season, perfect timing for Lebensfreude LLC, the farmland firm on which Chester Township’s famous Alstede Farms operates, to reap a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant.
Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus delivered the check to Kurt and Mary Alstede on Wednesday after touring the Alstede Market in Chester Township and visiting the neighboring property housing Lebensfreude LLC, which translates into: “joy of living.” The program, launched with $10 million on Valentines Day, is designed to help small local businesses still being impacted by the pandemic.
Last Chance to Apply for Morris County Small Business Grant!
“This grant is very helpful. It’s been over two years since (the pandemic start) and people forget, we were sweating bullets trying to figure out every week what we would do,” said Kurt Alstede, noting farming operations throughout New Jersey were hit with strict operating guidelines by the Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Protection.
Farmers had to cooperate for months under restrictions that ranged from requiring farm workers to wear protective masks even while working in the fields, to distancing guidelines that required farmers to find alternative housing arrangements for employees who live on site.
“It certainly must be noted that the Alstede family did everything to keep their people working and retained their staff throughout the height of the pandemic and afterwards,” said Commissioner Krickus as he visited the property.
To date, the Commissioners have approved 677 applications filed by small businesses and nonprofit organizations to receive grants of up to $15,000. The Commissioners dedicated $10 million and designed the grants to assist small businesses and nonprofits with pandemic related expenses incurred after March 3,
2021, including rent and mortgages payments.
The Morris County Small Business Grant Program has been a unique use of federal funds issued to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to offer pandemic-related aid.
Federal guidelines covering the grant program will determine exactly which expenses qualify for coverage and which applications may be approved. The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. However, business owners and nonprofits are encouraged to submit applications that include all costs they believe may qualify for the grant, even if the total amount of a single claim exceeds $15,000.
A final review may determine that some costs submitted for consideration are not covered under the program guidelines. However, by submitting all expenses that may qualify, applicants increase the possibility of getting the maximum amount of grant dollars possible.
Top Right: Commissioner Krickus chats with Kurt and Mary Alstede at the driveway to Lebensfreude's property.
Center Left: Commissioner Krickus visited the Alstede Farms market a short distance away, presenting Mary Alstede with a letter and grant check next to an antique tractor.
Bottom Right: Commissioner Krickus looks over some of the produce grown on the lands of Lebensfreude LLC.
December has arrived in Essex County and the agenda for the next few weeks is full of holiday happenings. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with the Dickens Village tree lighting in Maplewood, a winter art market at Montclair Art Museum, the Out Montclair Teens Holiday Party, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things ...
December has arrived in Essex County and the agenda for the next few weeks is full of holiday happenings. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with the Dickens Village tree lighting in Maplewood, a winter art market at Montclair Art Museum, the Out Montclair Teens Holiday Party, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, December 1st – December 4th, 2022.
Disclaimer: These events are included editorially as a community resource, and The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated. For the most up-to-date and accurate info including inclement weather cancellations, please contact the host directly.
The Lane Team is a family-run Montclair Real Estate business that offers a customized real estate experience. You can schedule an appointment and start your home search in the Montclair and/or North Jersey area here.
The finalists for the Best of Montclair 2022 Guide are in! MG readers have collectively chosen the top three finalists based on who received the most noms in each category — and now it’s your chance to vote for your favorites. You can vote once per day in all categories, now through Friday, December 9th at 11:59PM. The winners will be announced in mid-December once the categories are tallied.
Click here to vote for your favorite businesses and to learn more about MG’s Best of Montclair 2022 Guide finalists.
As we approach the holiday season, we’ve put together a North Jersey shopping guide so our readers can get acquainted with local businesses in the area — from fitness spots to restaurants, beauty, shopping, wellness, + beyond. All the deals are valid now through Sunday, December 25th at 11:59PM, so make sure to book, buy, + schedule your appointments now — and don’t forget to mention The Montclair Girl so they know we sent you.
Click here to browse the deals and learn more about MG’s Holiday Shopping Deals Guide.
Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 18th | All Day
Celebrate the start of winter by choosing two specialty flights or pick-your-own stouts. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 10:45AM – 12:15PM
This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Create a nature-inspired holiday card at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 5PM – 9PM
Celebrate the holiday season with more than 24 artists + artisans selling fine art and hand-crafted gifts at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 6PM – 7:30PM
Make a holiday-scented wood wick candle at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair or virtually. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 6PM – 7PM
Sip, sparkle, and shop at this boutique shopping experience with local vendors. This event will be held at 329 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 7PM
Historical Society of Bloomfield Trustee Rich Rockwell will present a new program on the history of the Garden State Parkway. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 7:30PM
Join the Hot Sardines for classic Jazz and Swing holiday favorites. This event will be held at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 8PM
This rock + pop musician will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.
Thursday, December 1st | 8PM
Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.
Friday, December 2nd | 8PM
Celebrate Christmas with grammy award-winning singer, Judy Collins. This event will be held at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.
Friday, December 2nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM
This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Saturday, December 3rd
Ari Selene is an Akashic Records practitioner. This event will be held at 547 Valley Road in Upper Montclair. Learn more here.
Saturday, December 3rd | Various times
These events will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.
Saturday, December 3rd | 8AM – 1PM
The Montclair Farmers’ Market brings together an array of local farmers and food artisans, offering fresh fruits & vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, cheeses, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, flowers, wine, pickles, and much more. This event will be held at 86 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Saturday, December 3rd | 1PM – 3PM
This event is an opportunity to participate in supplementary science and nature-themed programs and projects that facilitate scientific literacy and life-long environmental stewardship. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.
Tuesday, December 6th | 4PM – 4:45PM
This event is for grades 2-5, and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Senior Craft Club at Montclair Public Library
Tuesday, December 6th | 2:30PM – 3:30PM
This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Tuesday, December 6th | 7PM
Wednesday, December 7th | 5:30PM – 11:30PM
Meet, mingle, dance, and more at 131 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Wednesday, December 7th | 7PM – 9PM
This event will be held at 19 Valley Street in South Orange. Learn more here.
Wednesday, December 7th | 7PM
Starting out as an acoustic spinoff of the band Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna eventually emerged as a popular blues rock touring act of the 1970s. This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Wednesday, December 7th | 8PM
This pop violinist will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.
Every Sunday from 12PM-2:30PM, the soup kitchen at the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church is available to those in need in the community. Join as a volunteer in this ministry that has been in and of service for over a decade. Volunteers are needed to prepare + serve food. Learn more here.
The name of this non-profit is really all that needs to be known to understand the scope of the work. Kids Helping Kids engages middle + high school students in service projects that directly support underserved kids in the area. Since its inception, over 65,000 students have benefited from this partnership across 139 schools through the help of over 5,200 volunteers. Learn more here.
This national organization has made itself available to real estate agents in various areas of the country. Its north New Jersey chapter is dedicated to championing homeownership for Latinx individuals in this covering region. Thanks to the Board of Directors, community events that support both homeowners, as well as Hispanic real estate professionals, are available. Learn more here.
Have a great weekend, xo
PatchMaster Opens in Macomb, MichiganMACOMB, MI, USA, December 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PatchMaster, the nation’s leading drywall repair company, announces today the opening of PatchMaster serving Macomb, Michigan, under the management of owners Kellie and Matt Foley, as the company’s rapid expansion remains strong throughout Q4 of 2022.Before ...
PatchMaster Opens in Macomb, Michigan
MACOMB, MI, USA, December 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- PatchMaster, the nation’s leading drywall repair company, announces today the opening of PatchMaster serving Macomb, Michigan, under the management of owners Kellie and Matt Foley, as the company’s rapid expansion remains strong throughout Q4 of 2022.
Before becoming a PatchMaster franchise owner, Kellie Foley provided Information Technology support for a local college and was a Production Scheduler at a manufacturing company. Matt Foley is a Financial Advisor, Adjunct Professor, and Analyst Manager for sponsored health and benefit plans.
"With our background in the service industry, we understand, listen and have empathy for others. We recognize the value of amazing customer service. At PatchMaster Serving Macomb, we strive to provide exceptional drywall repair services and ensure our customers are happy customers for life. We look forward to building a strong brand and giving back to our community," said owner Kellie Foley.
“PatchMaster's continued success is primarily due to the caliber of franchisees joining our organization. Kellie and Matt are a great addition to our team. Their entrepreneurial drive and commitment to superior customer service make them a great fit for our business model," stated Paul Ferrara, CEO of PatchMaster.
PatchMaster's business model offers customers a fast, professional solution to drywall repair. A large majority of handymen, contractors, and commercial drywall companies want to do more than just repair minor drywall. That is where PatchMaster fills a critical niche in the market.
PatchMaster repairs holes caused by homeowners, renters, plumbing leaks, and DIY projects that never seem to end. Most PatchMaster repair jobs are completed in a single visit. The Foley family loves being outdoors in all seasons. In the spring and summer, they often enjoy spending time in their home pool or beach. When they are not relaxing poolside or at the water's edge, the Foleys can be found at a baseball game, coaching and watching their son play his favorite sport. In addition, Kellie and Matt often watch their daughter swim competitively.
PatchMaster Serving Macomb offers a fast, professional solution for drywall and plaster repairs in your home or office. Servicing the communities of Clinton Township, Macomb, Mount Clemens, Rochester, Sterling Heights, Utica, and others.
The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which comprises a population between 300,000 to 350,000, is $49,500 USD. Royalties start at nine percent, and a technology fee is included in ongoing expenses. In addition to strong margins, the ability to scale, and proven business development tools, franchisees complete training at the company's New Jersey headquarters, where industry experts teach them technical and operational skills to assist in their success.
Headquartered in Chester, NJ, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high-quality drywall services for small holes, dings, and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. Launched in 2016 and offering franchises since September 2017, PatchMaster has sold 125 territories to franchisees across the United States and Canada. PatchMaster is positioned as a pioneering drywall franchise to revolutionize the home services industry.
Visit patchmasteropportunity.com or call (973) 944-4900 to learn more.
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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Individuals looking to pamper their pooches and other furry friends will soon have a new spot to check out in Northampton County.EarthWise Pet Nutrition, Grooming & Day Camp, offering pet food and supplies, grooming services, an indoor dog park and more, is coming soon to 4727 Freemansburg Ave., Units F102 and F103, in Bethlehem Township.The business, occupying the former Pet Valu space at the Madison Farms complex, is expected to open in January, according to a job posting on the business' Faceboo...
BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Individuals looking to pamper their pooches and other furry friends will soon have a new spot to check out in Northampton County.
EarthWise Pet Nutrition, Grooming & Day Camp, offering pet food and supplies, grooming services, an indoor dog park and more, is coming soon to 4727 Freemansburg Ave., Units F102 and F103, in Bethlehem Township.
The business, occupying the former Pet Valu space at the Madison Farms complex, is expected to open in January, according to a job posting on the business' Facebook page.
EarthWise is a coalition of locally-owned and operated pet nutrition stores and pet wellness spas striving to accomplish a unified mission "to better the lives of our furry family members."
The company, with more than 150 locations nationwide, opened its first affiliate family-owned stores in 1977 in Westminster, California and 1978 in Huntington Beach, California.
The Bethlehem Township outpost will be the company's first regional location, supplementing nearby venues being in Exton, Chester County and Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
It will be owned and operated by a Riegelsville family, which has loved many pets - including dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, pigs, chickens, rats, ferrets, reptiles and fish - as their own family members over the years, according to a message on the business' website.
"It only seems right that our path led us to want to spread the love and understanding of pets to others," the message continues. "... We can't wait to meet your pets and help you give them a healthier, longer life full of hugs, fluff and fun!"
EarthWise offers a wide array of cat and dog products, including apparel, beds, brushes, bowls, carriers, collars, dental care, flea and tick control, leashes, litter, toys and vitamins and supplements.
Customers also can shop a variety of pet food, which includes dozens of raw frozen and freeze-dried products, dry kibble and wet and dehydrated options.
Natural pet food offerings are vetted extensively, and all food items selected for stores are meat-based and free of corn, wheat, soy and by-products.
Trained staff members offer recommendations that are scientifically backed and based on the latest pet nutrition research and information to help customers find the most biologically appropriate foods for their pets.
"In today's market it is difficult to sift through the various opinions out there as to what is appropriate to feed your dogs and cats," a message on the business' website reads. "In order to assist consumers navigate these tumultuous times, our staff has undergone professional training in Pet Nutrition and Raw Food feeding and earned their Pet Nutrition Specialist status. Some of our staff has also enrolled in or completed a Certified Pet Dietitian program, the first of its kind!"
The Bethlehem Township location also will feature a bakery, featuring freshly made cakes and "pupcakes" that are healthy and delicious for dogs; and a GroomBar, where individuals can bring their cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes for coat care, including shampoo and conditioning, fur clipping and brushing, along with other grooming needs such as nail trimming, ear cleaning and enzymatic conditioning of the teeth and gums.
GroomBars use all-natural shampoos and conditioners, free of harsh chemicals.
"Grooming isn't just about giving your pet a stylish and easy cut to maintain, it is about keeping your pet healthy," a message on the business' website reads. "We do a thorough evaluation of your pet and talk with you about your goals for their coat, the managability of it at home, the health of your pet and the needs he/she may have."
Lastly, the facility will feature a day camp, where your four-legged family members will frolic in a custom-built indoor dog park with other dogs and toys.
A meet-and-greet is needed to acquaint staff members with your dog prior to a drop off day, and only dogs under 40 pounds are accepted to allow them room to roam.
"Dogs are entertained and cared for by our wonderful, pet-loving staff," a message on the business' website reads. "We incorporate general training exercises to keep them stimulated and engaged when they want to be, and have comfy spots to chill out when they need to rest."
The Bethlehem Township EarthWise, next to Starbucks, also plans to team up with local rescue groups and no-kill shelters dedicated to finding suitable homes for pets.
CHESTER, NJ — The Chester Township Council intends to discuss a resolution opposing proposed rate increases to state health benefits under proposals under consideration by the State Health Benefits Commission during its council meeting on Aug. 16.Under the new proposals, hundreds of thousands of public employees, early retirees, and school employees in New Jersey could face rate increases of up to 24 percent for health benefits.According to John Donnadio, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties, rate ...
CHESTER, NJ — The Chester Township Council intends to discuss a resolution opposing proposed rate increases to state health benefits under proposals under consideration by the State Health Benefits Commission during its council meeting on Aug. 16.
Under the new proposals, hundreds of thousands of public employees, early retirees, and school employees in New Jersey could face rate increases of up to 24 percent for health benefits.
According to John Donnadio, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties, rate increases being considered include a 24 percent increase in medical and a 3.7 percent increase in pharmacy benefits for active public workers, as well as a 15.6 percent increase in medical and a 26.1 percent increase in pharmacy benefits for public workers who retired before the age of 65.
Chester Township officials plan to review and discuss a possible resolution opposing the state's new proposal, possibly drawing inspiration from neighboring towns such as Chatham Township, which recently created their own resolution.
According to a sample resolution, such proposed exorbitant rate increases will fall on local property taxpayers as well as local public employees at a time of record inflation; and the proposed premium increase for most active employees will take thousands more out of their paychecks annually and lead to huge costs for local governments, resulting in higher property tax bills for struggling families.
While double-digit increases in the state health care plan are problematic and unsustainable, increases in the NJ School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (NJEHP) are especially concerning for local school boards.
According to the New Jersey School Board Association, employees enrolled in Chapter 44 pay a percentage of their salary toward their health care, rather than a percentage of the premium, as was the case with Chapter 78. As a result, employers will bear nearly all of the costs associated with any increase in NJEHP premiums.
“NJSBA believes that the proposed premium increases are unacceptable and must be rejected,” said Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director of NJSBA. “Should they go through as is, districts will be forced to make incredibly difficult budgetary decisions that could result in cuts to critical educational programming, services and staff. At a time of record inflation, every action must be taken to bring the premium adjustments down to a more acceptable level.”
The increases were scheduled to be approved by state health boards on July 25, but the vote was postponed due to public outrage from local governments, labor leaders and state lawmakers from both parties.
A new date for the meeting has yet to be set.
Members of the Chester Township Council intend to discuss this issue at the Aug. 16 Council Meeting, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. To view the full agenda, click here.